Escape to San Diego for the first weekend of Spring and bask in the warm sunshine while enjoying these fun top things to do:
San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering Expo Day
Join the largest single-day science and engineering event in Southern California at Expo Day at Petco Park. Future scientists can engage in hands-on activities, meet real scientists and engineers and learn how their discoveries and research affect our daily lives, the Festival is a unique opportunity to reach students of all ages and backgrounds, inspiring the next generation of innovators.
Where: Petco Park – 100 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101
When: March 23, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
> Find out more about the San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering Expo Day
San Diego Zoo Play Days
Starting this Saturday, the San Diego Zoo becomes one big playground – for visitors and animals alike! San Diego Zoo Play Days offers up-close encounters with our animal ambassadors, special activities and presentations at animal exhibits all around the Zoo, keeper talks, opportunities to see animals enjoying enrichment and munching on their favorite food treats, the Camp Critters live animal show, a digital Easter egg hunt around the Zoo using your smartphone, and even visits with the Easter Bunny himself.
Where: 2920 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
When: March 23 – April 7, 2013
Cost: Included with admission
> Find out more about San Diego Zoo Play Days
Spring Busker Festival
The Spring Busker Celebration brings colorful street performers from across the country to perform their bizarre talents like sword swallowers, jugglers on unicycles, escape artists and comedic stuntmen to the cobblestone streets of downtown’s Seaport Village. The extraordinary and bizarre talents will provide outdoor amusement unlike any other festival in the region.
Where: Seaport Village – 849 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
When: March 23-24, 2013
Time: 12:00 to 5:00 PM
> Find out more about the Spring Busker Festival
Mission Valley Craft Beer & Food Fest
Come for the beer, stay for the food or come for the food, stay for the beer! The Mission Valley Craft Beer & Food Fest believes beer and food are natural partners and offers a wide variety of both with 30 breweries and 20 chefs. Add to that 3 fantastic bands and a partnership with Wounded Warrior Homes and you have a spectacular day of food, beer and fun for a great cause.
Where: Handlery Hotel San Diego – 950 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108
When: March 24, 2013
Time: 1:00 to 5:00 PM
> Find out more about the Mission Valley Beer & Food Fest
The Second City’s Laughing Matter Tour
Legendary sketch comedy theatre, The Second City, returns with their Laughing Matters Tour, featuring some of the best sketches, songs and improvisations from the company’s 53-year history. Whether it’s ripped from the morning headlines or a classic gem from their archives, The Second City is always a laugh out loud hit.
Where: La Jolla Playhouse – 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037
When: March 20-23, 2013
Cost: Starts at $30
> Find out more about The Second City’s Laughing Matter Tour
Menopause the Musical
This hilarious musical parody staged to classic tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles. Set in a department store, four women with seemingly nothing in common but a black lace bra on sale, come to find they have more to share than ever imagined. The all-female cast makes fun of their woeful hot flashes, forgetfulness, mood swings, wrinkles, night sweats and chocolate binges.
Where: Historic Balboa Theatre – 868 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
When: March 22-23, 2013
> Find out more about Menopause the Musical
1st Annual Authentic Street Food Market
The San Diego Public Market’s 1st Annual Authentic Street Food Market will celebrate the diversity of San Diego and its food scene with authentic and innovative takes on traditional street foods from many cultures, utilizing fram fresh, local ingredients and the imaginations of mare than 40 incredible chefs.
Where: 1735 National Avenue, San Diego, CA 92113
When: March 24, 2013
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 PM
> Find out more about the 1st Annual Authentic Street Food Market
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