San Diego’s “Spring Forward” Weekend Fun

I used to hate springing forward because it was really painful losing that hour of sleep. That’s the nice thing about only working Saturday and Sunday. I can sleep in Monday through Friday. Sorry for bragging. Here’s what happening of this beautiful weekend.

Sunday  March 12:

Free Cupcakes at Walmart When I think “Walmart” I automatically think cupcakes and birthdays. Walmart has declared March 12 as everyone’s birthday as part of their “Best Birthday Ever” event. To celebrate, they’ll be giving out a free cupcake to each person at their Supercenter locations from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today, Sunday.

Supercenter locations are:

  • 32225 Temecula Pkwy., Temecula
  • 705 College Blvd., Oceanside
  • 2100 Vista Way, Oceanside
  • 3405 Marron Rd., Oceanside
  • 1800 University Dr., Vista
  • 1550 Leucadia Blvd., Encinitas
  • 13425 Community Rd., Poway
  • 13487 Camino Canada, El Cajon
  • 3412 College Ave., San Diego
  • 1200 Highland Ave., National City

1360 Eastlake Pkwy., Chula Vista

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast 7:30 p.m., California Center for the Arts Escondido) This is THE year for Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” The California Center for the Arts in Escondido will present a stage production of the beloved tale (as old as time) based on the animated film, as told by youth theatre group, Center Stage Productions. The musical’s opening night is Friday, with a 7:30 p.m. show. There will be two performances on Saturday (2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.) and another on Sunday (2 p.m.).

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.

Ultimate Dinosaurs Exhibit Invades the San Diego Natural History Museum Now through September 4th 2017) Cutting-edge, 21st century technology puts a new twist on new breed of dinosaurs that evolved in isolation in South America, Africa, and Madagascar in Ultimate Dinosaurs. Through the use of augmented reality (AR) technology, full-scale dinosaurs are transformed into flesh-covered, animated beasts.

Kinky Boots7:30 p.m., San Diego Civic Theatre) Broadway hit “Kinky Boots” makes its way to San Diego this weekend, running through Sunday. The joyous musical includes songs by Grammy and Tony award-winning artist, Cyndi Lauper. The storyline is inspired by true events – from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the catwalks of Milan. Tickets to opening night on Thursday start at $22.50 per person. The musical hits the stage again Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Circus Vargas 7 p.m., Westfield North County) Circus Vargas continues its San Diego run at Westfield North County in Escondido, bringing the big top’s newest show, “Steam Cirque,” inspired by the worlds of steampunk and science-fiction. 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.

Salk Science and Music Series4 p.m., Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla) Come see the merge of music and science at the Salk Institute this weekend. One of China’s most celebrated artists, Chen, will play for the first time in San Diego; she will be performing preludes from Claude Debussy and Franz Liszt’s Sonata in B minor. Additionally, Salk neurobiologist Greg Lemke will give a talk. The Salk Science and Music Series merges music and science in a beautiful mix. Tickets start at $55 for individual performances, or $275 for the full series. Proceeds support the institute’s research.

Festa Della Donna4 p.m., Cucina Enoteca) Celebrate Italy’s iteration of International Woman’s Day with eight of San Diego’s most celebrated female chefs as they collaborate with winemakers, brewers and distillers. This one-of-a-kind night blends woman’s empowerment with eight different pairing stations and mixed drinks.

New Movies

KONG: SKULL ISLAND (Action/Adventure) Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, Jing Tian, John Goodman, John Ortiz, Terry Notary, John C. Reilly, Toby Kebbell and Corey Hawkins  A diverse team of explorers is sent to an Skull island where they discover that it is home to King Kong and find themselves in the middle of an ongoing war between Kong and the area’s indigenous predators. RATED: PG-13  RUNNING TIME: 1 hour 58 minutes

Have a great rest of the weekend and good luck with Monday morning. I’ll be back on KyXy next Saturday

CREDIT: NBC 7 SAN DIEGO

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