Thursday | 15
- Thursday, March 15, 2018, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
AMC Fashion Valley,
7037 Friars Road,
Latino Film Festival
Media Arts Center San Diego celebrates the 25th anniversary of the San Diego Latino Film Festival March 15 to 25. The festival will occupy five screens for eleven days and will present over 160 films from Latin America, the United States, and Spain as well as Opening Night and Closing Night Parties, the 3rd Annual Sonido Latino Food, Beer & Wine Festival, Q&A sessions with visiting filmmakers, free student outreach screenings, and more. Audiences will have the rare opportunity to meet filmmakers and actors from all over the world. Individual films, $12.
Friday | 16
Each spring the Safari Park’s Hidden Jungle rain forest greenhouse is filled with 10,000 exotic butterflies of all colors and sizes, and guests can walk among them, take photos, and learn different species using a butterfly identification guide. If you wear bright colors, a few might just perch on you to take a closer look. Free with park admission.
Becky, in her late twenties, is getting married. She arranged a posh hotel suite with a view of NYC’s Central Park for her maid of honor. Becky didn’t invite Katie and Gena to the wedding. They arrive anyway, with a need to self-medicate. (Gena. “We don’t do heroin.” Katie: “We should start.”) The ensuing trash-farce turns Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite upside down and flattened. Through April 1 at the Backyard Renaissance at Diversionary Theatre.
Saturday | 17
San Diego Cake Show
- Saturday, March 17, 2018, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Del Mar Fairgrounds,
2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard,
Master pastry chefs, well-known California “sugar artists” (that’s what they call themselves), local bakers, and amateur decorators and those who just enjoy cakes will come together for the 35th annual event. Presented by the San Diego Cake Club. With a cake design competition open to everyone, a variety of decorating classes for all skill levels, decorating demonstrations, and raffles and vendor booths featuring a wide range of decorating tools, tips, and supplies.
Sunday | 18
Puppy Love 5K
Enjoy the flat, fast course around the Embarcadero at this ninth-annual event. Bring the kids and pups and enjoy the expansive bay view. Timed runners will complete the race as fast as they can, or register as a walker and stroll around the bay. At the finish line head over to the BARKetplace for food, giveaways, costume contests, opportunity drawings, kid’s activities, and awards. $18 to $40.
- Sunday, March 18, 2018, 8 p.m.
Belly Up Tavern,
143 S. Cedros Avenue,
$20 - $22
Blues-rock guitarist Walter Trout continues the “comeback” tour that began after recovering from his 2014 bout with liver failure. Not that he ever really went away, as he continued to drop approximately one album every year, even after his emergency liver transplant, an ordeal he chronicled on his next full-length, Battle Scars. He did take a brief break from recording to put out a 2016 live album, but he came roaring back last year with We’re All in This Together, which debuted atop the Billboard blues chart and will be featured prominently when he returns to the Belly Up for the fourth time in six years on Sunday, March 18.
Monday | 19
The Kia Classic features 144 of the best women golfers playing for the $1.8 million purse. The field features 2017 Kia Classic Champion Mirim Lee and crowd favorites Lydia Ko, Paula Creamer, Stacy Lewis, Michelle Wie, and Lexi Thompson. $40-$150.