Top Things to Do in San Diego – March 8-13, 2016

Spend the upcoming weekend in San Diego enjoying everything California’s Beach City has to offer including these top things to do.

San Diego Latino Film Festival

SDLFF 2016 is once again proud to present to San Diego the incredible diverse amount of genres and movies coming from all over Latin American, Mexico, U.S.A., and Spain. In an effort to help audiences determine which movies to watch out of the more than 165 films, our film curators have creates unique SHOWCASES celebrating certain countries, genres & themes.

Where: AMC 18 Fashion Valley Cinema – 7037 Friars Road, San Diego, CA 92108
When: March 10-20, 2016
Cost: $8.50-$175
> Find out more about the San Diego Latino Film Festival

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

St. Patrick's Day Celebrations - Top Things to Do in San Diego

Gather up your favorite lads and lasses and celebrate the one day a year where everyone’s Irish. San Diego offers parades and celebrations suitable for the family and your little leprechauns, and late night parties and pub crawls with ever-flowing green beer for the grown-ups. Visit us at bestes online casino.

When: March 12-17, 2016
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Best Coast Beer Fest

Best Coast Beer Fest

Embarcadero Marina Park South will once again be host to Best Coast Beer Fest – Will Ferrell’s beer festival of choice. The festival benefits Cancer for College, a non-profit that provides cancer patients and survivors with college scholarships. sample and learn about more than 200 beers from more than 80 craft breweries. In addition to featuring many of California’s craft breweries, guests will experience local cuisine, bands and the evening session will feature a movie screening.

Where: Embarcadero Marina Park South, San Diego, CA 92101
When: March 12, 2016
Time: 1:00 to 8:00 PM
Cost: $50-$85
> Find out more about Best Coast Beer Fest

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SeaWorld Wild Days

SeaWorld Wild Days - Top Things to Do in San Diego

Learn about rescue efforts from leading animal experts and experience unique up-close animal encounters during weekends in March. Meet Jody Westberg from the Emmy-nominated TV series, “Sea Rescue”, who will be sharing her experience as a member of the SeaWorld San Diego Rescue Team. And join Julie Scardina and Jack Hanna for exciting animal presentations.

Where: 500 SeaWorld Dr, San Diego, CA 92109
When: Thru March 27, 2016
Cost: Included with Admission
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Butterfly Jungle

Butterfly Jungle at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

More than 10,000 beautiful butterflies flit, float, and flutter around you in this spectacular spring fling event at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Each spring the Safari Park’s Hidden Jungle exhibit is filled with amazing and delightful exotic butterflies of all colors and sizes, and guests can walk among them, take photos, and enjoy pointing out different species using our butterfly identification guide.

Where: 15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd, Escondido, CA 92027
When: March 12 – April 10, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Cost: Included with admission
> Find out more about the Butterfly Jungle

Jeff Dunham: Perfectly Unbalanced Tour

Jeff Dunham: Perfectly Unbalanced Tour

His television specials and series have been the highest rated programming in Comedy Central history, his DVD sales have reached seven million units, his videos have received almost a billion views on You Tube, and his live concerts have become mega-events played in front of sold-out arenas worldwide.

Where: Viejas Arena – 5500 Canyon Crest Dr, San Diego, CA 92182
When: March 12, 2016
Time: 5:00 to 7:00 PM
Cost: $51.50
> Find out more about the Jeff Dunham: Perfectly Unbalanced Tour

California Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet

The powerful score by Prokofiev and gorgeous choreography wrapped around a Shakespeare play will take you on an emotional roller coaster from the first note of the music. The program will also include a new work by Guest Choreographer Jared Nelson titled Ruled by Secrecy.

Where: Balboa Theatre – 868 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
When: March 12-13, 2016
Cost: $40-$75
> Find out more about California Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet

National City Mariachi Festival and Competition

A community-friendly event providing entertainment for families to come together and celebrate San Diego’s Mexican heritage through mariachi music, traditional ballet folkloric dancing, and a celebration of arts, culture, and culinary delights.

Where: Pepper Park – 3299 Tidelands Avenue, National City, CA 91950
When: March 13, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about the National City Mariachi Festival and Competition

Circus Vargas: iLUMINOUS

Circus Vargas: iLUMINOUS

See the world premiere of Circus Vargas presents iLUMINOUS, an all-new, high-energy extravaganza that illuminates the wonders of modern life and the imagination of every child at heart. Be wowed by death-defying stunts, flying aerialists, exhilarating acrobats, and uproarious clowns under a music filled, blue and yellow Big Top.

Where: 3030 Plaza Bonita Road, National City, CA 91950
When: March 10-27, 2016
Cost: $15-$70
> Find out more about Circus Vargas: iLUMINOUS

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Brent Bernasconi

About Brent Bernasconi

I am a local San Diegan (though surprisingly, I do not know how to surf). While not at work, I enjoy biking, running, soccer, bocce ball, craft brew (I hope to make a batch of home brew one day), reading, movies, and a video game here and there. My goal is to set foot in as many states, countries and continents as I possibly can (I have hit 14 states, 9 countries, and 3 continents), though I will always call San Diego home. How would you describe your ideal San Diego day?So after a good night's sleep, first I would take the puppy for a nice long walk. Then I would pack the bicycle panniers with a picnic lunch for the wife and I and we would ride over to Mission Trails for some trail riding and then a lovely lunch under the shade by the river. After the ride home, a shower and a nap would follow. Once rested, we would head out to the Blind Lady and enjoy a local brew and some organic pizza.If you were invisible, where would you go?Area 51! I would love to know what they are doing that is so top secret.What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?So many choices, but if I have to pick one I would choose bikingrunningsoccerbocceball. Though sitting outside with a good book on a sunny day would come in close second.Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?Nothing could be better than a San Diego Craft Beer (Hess, Stone, Ballast Point, Automatic, and many many more) and a burger with onion rings and BBQ-sauce. Though you will often find me boiling some pasta with a glass of wine in my hand and Ratatouille on in the background.Latest music purchases for my iPod/MP3 player are…A few albums by Jonathan Coulton, the ultimate geek musician. If you get a chance, listen to Code Monkey.If you like, you can follow me on Twitter @bernasconi.

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