Because of the widespread closures of clubs and venues, the postponement of larger events, and the temporary halt of dining in at restaurants due to Covid-19 safety restrictions, we've changed our weekly Things to Do to things that you can do from home, or at the very least, are safe to do and helpful to the local business community.
Get Some Beer To-Go
Since we’re all spending a lot of time at home, and probably worried at that, it might be good to have some beer on hand, and local breweries are offering plenty of beer to-go options. Read Beth Demmon’s latest The Tap column for details.
Buy Music Online
A lot of independent artists are going to be hurting from having to cancel tours, so consider buying music via Bandcamp, which on Friday will be waiving its revenue share so that artists will receive 100 percent of sales. Here are some suggestions, as well as ways to support local venues and record stores.
Get Some Take-Out or a Restaurant Gift Card
Since restaurants are closed for dine-in service right now, support your local restaurants by getting some take-out or delivery service. Or consider buying a gift certificate. Some restaurant groups like Consortium Holdings are using gift card proceeds to help out restaurant employees facing unemployment and lost wages.
Buy from Boutiques Online
A lot of local boutiques have closed their physical stores, but they’re still doing online sales. We put together a list of local shops with websites where you can purchase wares.
Now’s as good a time as any to get in the practice of meditation at home. It’s a good time to remind ourselves to stay grounded. Read about how Editor-in-Chief Erin Meanley Glenny’s experience with meditation made a positive impact on her life.
Make Cocktails At Home
We can’t go to bars right now, but we can do some at-home mixing. Read about some local favorites you can mix yourself in the latest edition of The Sip.
Try Out a New Recipe
There’s never been a better time to add some new items to your cooking repertoire, grocery inventory permitting. May we suggest the Busalacchi family bolognese?
La Cage aux Folles - POSTPONED. Performances will resume on April 16
A hilarious introduction ensues when two families with vastly different political views and lifestyles meet before a wedding.
Cygnet Theatre, 7:30 p.m.; $45 (through 5/2).
Expect nontraditional perspectives and media in the new exhibit
Museum of Photographic Arts (through 9/6).
Let your imagination run wild during the nine-day event, kicking off with Expo Day at Petco Park.
Various Venues; Free (through March 15).
An empowering story of a female bodyguard in 17th-century India.
Lyceum Theatre, 8 p.m.; $22-55 (through March 29).
Fly - CANCELED; La Jolla Playhouse will offer an update on performances after March 31
A modern-day Peter Pan story, this new musical promises to dazzle with dynamic choreography and aerial acrobatics.
La Jolla Playhouse, 7:30 p.m.; $25-97 (through March 29).
The work of two celebrated Latin American photographers appears in this new exhibit.
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (through March 15).
MoPA’s newest exhibit is all about crystallizing the moments within movement.
Museum of Photographic Arts (through January 2021).
Admire paintings of bunnies, butterflies, and tropical birds.
Madison Gallery, Free (through March 20).
The Paul Slade Smith play offers nonpartisan political humor and biting satire.
North Coast Repertory Theatre, 8 p.m.; $41-46 (through March 15).
Sixteen local artists team up with scientists and technologists from major research institutions for an experimental, innovative art show.
San Diego Art Institute, noon; $5 (through May 3).
50 acres of ranunculus in full bloom to see all spring long.
Carlsbad Ranch; $18-24 (open through May 10).
Cast members from the TV hit Whose Line Is It Anyway? take their improv comedy show on the road.
California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 7:30 p.m.; $27-78.
6th Annual Women’s Symposium - POSTPONED until fall
Top women leaders share their insights and stories of success.
Academy of Our Lady of Peace, 8:30 a.m.; Free.
Frances Quinlan - CANCELED
The Hop Along vocalist heads to San Diego in support of her new album, Likewise. We featured one of her songs on our recent Spring Playlist.
The Casbah, 8:30 p.m.; $13-15.
St. Patrick’s Day
Paint the town green!
Balboa Park, 10:30 a.m.; Free.
Little Women - POSTPONED until further notice
The stage adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved novel is a chance for audiences to fall in love with the March sisters all over again. Read our Q&A with playwright Kate Hamill.
The Old Globe, 8 p.m.; $30-94 (through April 19).
Attend the big bash at The Prado to hear Broadway star Jenn Colella (Come from Away, If/Then).
The Prado, 5:30 p.m.; $750.
A class for Latinx writers who want to write about their experiences with family and culture.
San Diego Writers Ink, 10 a.m.; $30-36.
Write Out Loud celebrates classic and contemporary Irish storytelling.
Lamb’s Players Theater, 7:30 a.m.; $40.
Partake in a visual feast of blooming cherry blossoms, along with food, beer and sake and live performances.
Japanese Friendship Garden, $10-14 (through March 22).
St. Patrick’s Day
Venues throughout San Diego are celebrating the luck of the Irish. Find out the right one for you in our St. Patrick’s Day guide.
Volunbeers: Wine Edition - POSTPONED until further notice
Help out Serving Seniors by making crafts while enjoying a glass of wine.
KoiZen Cellars, 6 p.m.; $10-20.
Geek out for the four-day festival, a more intimate Comic-Con alternative.
Four Points by Sheraton San Diego, 7 p.m. (10 a.m. all other dates); Free-$50 (through March 8).
Enter the buzzing world of insects in Cirque’s latest, bringing four days of high-flying acrobatics to San Diego.
Viejas Arena, 7 p.m.; $45-104 (through March 8).
The legendary singer/songwriter brings his witty psychedelic folk to town.
The Casbah, 7:30 p.m.; $20-25.
This new comedy at The Old Globe follows the Greek god Dionysus disguised as a modern-day gardener, on a secret quest to seduce some New Jersey housewives.
The Old Globe, 8 p.m.; $66-78 (through March 8).
The country crooner and longtime coach on The Voice performs on his Friends and Heroes 2020 tour.
Pechanga Arena, 7 p.m.; $72-242.
City Ballet’s production features works by famed choreographers throughout the weekend.
Spreckels Theatre, 8 p.m.; $27-92 (through March 8).
Plan your next DIY home improvement project during the three-day.
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 10 a.m.; $5 (through March 8).
Street performers from around the world entertain audiences for the weekend.
Seaport Village, noon; Free (through March 8).
Bands from across the US and Mexico battle it out.
Bayside Park, 11 a.m.; $10.
The America’s Got Talent winner brings his mystifying close-up card magic to San Diego.
Civic Theatre, 7 p.m.; $51-81.
The Australian psychedelic pop band comes to San Diego in support of new album The Slow Rush.
Pechanga Arena, 7 p.m.; $50-80.
The chamber group presents a concert inspired by artist Manierre Dawson.
San Diego Museum of Art, 7 p.m.; $45-50.
Pure Project will provide the beer at this panel discussion where you actually get to have a beer with scientists.
San Diego Art Institute, 6 p.m.; $5.
The Baltimore-based electronic pop experimentalist comes to San Diego on his Mystic Familiar tour.
Music Box, 9 p.m.; $22.