5 to Try This Weekend in San Diego

The Mark of Zorro

Remember to “jump ahead” this weekend by setting your clock forward by one hour. Spend that extra hour of sunlight this weekend enjoying one of these great events in San Diego. Here are your Five to Try:

The Mark of Zorro

1. Silent Movie Night, The Mark of Zorro

Starring Douglas Fairbanks and Noah Beery, The Mark of Zorro is a swashbuckling adventure from 1920, set right here in Southern California and accompanied by the mighty Fox Theater pipe organ. Movie starts at 8:00 pm on Saturday, March 10th at the Copley Symphony Hall.

2. San Diego Latino Film Festival

Starting March 8 and running through March 18th is the 19th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival at the UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas Hazard Center. There will be over 20,000 attendees and 150 entertaining and award-winning movies including a new sidebar dedicated to horror, sci-fi, and films that simply defy categories, labels and conventions.

Photo Courtesy of Paul Body

3. Washed Ashore: Plastics, Sea Life and Art

Fifteen extraordinary marine life sculptures with trashy origins will be displayed at the Chula Vista Nature Center. Tons of plastic pollution was used to create monumental sculptures that are awakening the curiosity and minds of citizens to the marine debris crisis. Exhibit runs through September 3, 2012.

4. A Room With a View

From the beloved novel that inspired the Academy Award-winning film comes an enchanting new musical. Comic, romantic, satirical and real, A Room with a View blends a gorgeous score with this timeless story that gives a new voice to these unforgettable characters. Playing at the Old Globe in Balboa Park March 2-April 8, 2012.

Christopher Titus at the American Comedy Co.

5. Christopher Titus

Spend the evening laughing with Christopher Todd Titus at the American Comedy Co. You may remember him from his hit show Titus. Shows are Friday-Saturday 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm; and Sunday at 8:00 pm.

Tell us in the comments below, what do you have planned for the weekend?


5 To Try This Weekend

1. Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival. ‘Tis the luck of the Irish for San Diego when the 31st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade kicks off in Balboa Park on Saturday, March 12, 2011. The parade theme is “Irish Culture.” An Irish festival with traditional dancers, music, a beer garden and Celtic village follows the parade.

2. San Diego IndieFest 7. This music festival held at a new location – NTC Promenade, Liberty Station in Point Loma will celebrate contemporary independent music and features more than 65 acts across six stages along with independent film and spoken word venues.

3. San Diego Latino Film Festival. The Film Festival runs from March 10-20 at the UltraStar Cinemas at Hazard Center in Mission Valley and will feature works by Latinos or about the Latino experience. In its 18th year, over 2,000 films/videos from across Latin America and the United States have been screened.

4. Flower Fields Ranunculus Tours. Every year from March until early May, the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch blossom into a spectacular sea of brightly colored ranunculus flowers. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

5. Groundswell. Opening March 12, 2011 at the Old Globe Theatre, Groundswell is set in a small lodge on the ferociously rocky coast of South Africa, two men plot to convince their lone guest to invest in their diamond mining scheme. The three men find themselves caught in a power struggle fueled by greed and desperation and will go to any length to secure a chance at a better life. This unforgettable thriller offers a provocative look at a society still haunted by its divided past.