San Diego’s Weekend Fun

Wow, the first weekend of March. The weather is going to be super (it usually is). Let’s get out and enjoy.

Seaport Village Busker Festival 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Saturday & Sunday), Seaport Village) The quirky annual Busker Festival returns to Seaport Village Saturday showcasing street performers with cool, bizarre talents – from sword swallowing to juggling while unicycling. The two-day fest runs Saturday and Sunday and is free to attend. When the sun goes down, Buskers After Dark, will take over Seaport Village, an untamed 18+ show in which buskers light the night with fire tricks, stunts and more. The late-night show is also free, and includes a DJ, plus food and drink specials.

The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (season runs through May 14), Carlsbad Ranch) It’s here! The famous Flower Fields in Carlsbad Ranch officially opened for the season on March 1, offering visitors spectacular views of bright blooms in all of their gorgeous glory. The fields are open daily, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., through May 14. Patrons will enjoy nearly 50 acres of colorful displays of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers, which are in bloom for six to eight weeks. The famous fields also include roses, orchids, sweet pea blossoms, petunias and poinsettias.

Circus Vargas 7:30 p.m., Westfield North County)Circus Vargas continues its San Diego run, bringing the big top’s newest show, “Steam Cirque,” inspired by the worlds of steampunk and science-fiction, to Westfield North County in Escondido. The show runs at this venue through March 13 before packing up and heading to Promenade Temecula (March 16-27). Tickets start at $22; arrive 45 minutes before show time and the kids can partake in an interactive pre-show where they can practice hands-on circus skills like juggling and balancing alongside the pros.
Del Mar Gem Faire 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.(runs through Sunday), Del Mar Fairgrounds) Bling, bling! The Gem Faire returns this weekend to the Del Mar Fairgrounds, running Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. With more than 70 exhibitors scheduled for the event, attendees will be able to check out a vast display of jewelry and stones.

30th Annual Koi Show 9 a.m., Del Mar Fairgrounds) More than 300 Koi will be on display in competition in this festival at the Fairgrounds this Saturday and Sunday. Learn how to build your own Koi pond and waterfall, or how to turn your backyard into a Koi home. Vendors will also be selling Koi food, patio furnishings, solar power, water garden plants and more. The show will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

San Diego Theatre Week Times and locations vary) Theater lovers across San Diego will love this exciting week of performances across the County. The special week, which runs from Fe.b 26 to march 5, highlights the variety of shows across the performing arts community in San Diego. Participating groups will offer special promotions, including ticket discounts, concession offers and cast talk-backs. This Sunday, see a comedy show at the National Comedy Theatre, or get a special two-show package ticket at The Old Globe.

New Movies:

THE SHACK (Drama) Starring: Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Radha Mitchell, Alice Braga, Graham Green and Tim McGraw. Three strangers take a man on a life-changing journey after he suffers a family tragedy. RATED: PG-13 RUNNING TIME: 2 hours 12 minutes

BEFORE I FALL (Drama) Starring: Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, Logan Miller, Kian Lawley, Diego Boneta and Jennifer Beals.  A popular teenage girl, killed in a crash, relives the day of her death seven times. RATED: PG-13 RUNNING TIME: 1 hour 39 minutes

LOGAN (Action/Adventure) Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Dafne Keen, Richard E. Grant, Eriq La Salle, Elise Neal and Elizabeth Rodriguez  In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border, but their attempts to hide from the world are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces. RATED: R  RUNNING TIME: 2 hours 15 minutes

Have a great weekend

CREDIT: NBC 7 SAN DIEGO

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