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San Diego Events Calendar: March 2017

How to be busy and important this month in San Diego


March 16-26: Latino Film Festival

March 2

You can go your own way, but don’t miss reigning rock ’n’ roll queen Stevie Nicks at Viejas Arena.

Artist Jennifer Steinkamp’s massive Madame Curie installation will be the inspiration as the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Downtown kicks off its new Exit Party event series, offering new ways to interact with art, live performance art, and custom cocktails.

March 3

Let the spirit of aloha move you when the Masters of Hawaiian Music take the stage at California Center for the Arts, Escondido.

The San Diego Symphony plays iconic concertos alongside Grammy Award–winning violinist Augustin Hadelich in Shostakovich and Beethoven.

March 4

The two-day CRSSD Festival brings big names in electronic dance music to three stages at Waterfront Park.

Support the UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center’s fight against heart disease during the Heart of San Diego Gala at Park Hyatt Aviara.

Escape to Neverland as the California Ballet Company performs Peter Pan for one weekend at the San Diego Civic Theatre.

Take in the awe-inspiring street performers who will swallow swords, breathe fire, and juggle props during the two-day Seaport Village Busker Festival.

Eat, drink, and dance the night away during the Black & White Ball at Manchester Grand Hyatt, benefiting Casa de Amparo.

March 5

Rise and shine with bloody marys, unlimited eats, and hot coffee at San Diego Magazine’s Brunch Bash at Estancia La Jolla.

The Family Winemakers of California tasting event brings 500 wines from more than 125 wineries to the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

March 9

Enjoy a five-course wine-pairing dinner at 1500 Ocean, Hotel del Coronado’s upscale waterfront eatery, featuring ZD Wines from Napa Valley.

March 10

Love, murder, and drama come together in three performances of The Tragedy of Carmen, an adaptation of the original classic, presented by San Diego Opera at Balboa Theatre.

Balanchine and Beyond | Photo by Dale Stokes

City Ballet showcases the work of three famed ballet choreographers in Balanchine and Beyond at Spreckels Theatre.

Don your stilettos and sing along to music by Cyndi Lauper at Kinky Boots at the Civic Theatre (through 3/12).

March 11

Behold that luck of the Irish during San Diego’s 37th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival at Balboa Park, featuring live entertainment, food, and beer gardens.

Best Coast Beer Fest

Endorsed by Will Ferrell, the Best Coast Beer Fest at Embarcadero Marina Park South includes craft beer from more than 100 breweries, music, and food.

Take a trip to Hogwarts as San Diego Symphony plays the soundtrack from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone for one weekend at Copley Symphony Hall.

Country crooner and The Voice judge Blake Shelton takes Valley View Casino Center, with former contestant RaeLynn opening.

Scripps Health’s Mercy Ball benefits cancer care, with a live auction and entertainment at San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina.

March 14

Petco Park hosts second-round games at the World Baseball Classic tournament, advancing with potential teams including the US, Canada, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Italy, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela (through 3/18).

March 16

Join a cinema fiesta at the 24th annual Latino Film Festival, with more than 160 feature and short film screenings over 10 days at AMC Fashion Valley.

March 17

The 23rd annual shamROCK block party will paint streets in the Gaslamp Quarter green for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration with music and emerald-colored libations.

March 18

Laugh with comedic duo Jay & Silent Bob as they record their hit namesake podcast in front of a live audience at Balboa Theatre.

March 24

Bob your head to rap legend Common at The Observatory North Park.

March 25

Red Velvet at The Old Globe tells the story of the first black actor to play Othello on the English stage (through 4/30).

What You See Is What You Get by Richard Deacon

British abstract sculptor Richard Deacon debuts his first major American museum exhibition in What You See Is What You Get at the San Diego Museum of Art.

Celebrate the indigenous people of Guam and the Mariana Islands at the eighth annual Chamorro Cultural Festival with food, music, and entertainment at Cal State San Marcos.

At Crab Feed San Diego, feast on all-you-can-eat Dungeness crab—yes, there will be extra melted butter and lemon—plus pasta, salad, rolls, and dessert at the United Portuguese Hall on Shelter Island.

March 29

Bestselling author Neil Gaiman, whose career spans sci-fi to children’s books like Coraline, will tell and read stories during An Evening with Neil Gaiman at the Civic Theatre.

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