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14 San Diego Events to Fill Your Calendar This March

By Kerry Snider and Marisa Vito | February 21, 2020 | Lifestyle

Pechanga Arena welcomes the tours of Blake Shelton and Céline Dion; The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch are in full bloom; Disney’s Frozen takes the stage at Civic Theatre; and more.

March 1 The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch

The fields are alive with the sight of thousands of giant Tecolote ranunculus across this 50-acre landscape in Carlsbad. Another 5 acres are dedicated to equally beautiful blooms, and guests are invited to explore Mother Nature’s nest creations from early March to mid-May. Flower arranging classes, group tours, and more beckon for the old and young alike. Tickets $18, Carlsbad Ranch,


Led by virtuoso violinist Joshua Bell, Academy of St Martin in the Fields is sure to dazzle at Copley Symphony Hall

March 2 Academy of St Martin in the Fields

With 30 years of music experience and expertise, virtuoso violinist Joshua Bell will lead the Academy of St Martin in the Fields chamber ensemble as they perform Paganini’s Violin Concerto No. 1 and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C Minor. For select donors and VIPs, the evening will include a special intermission reception within the wonderfully structured Gould Room of the Jacobs Music Center. 8pm, tickets $38-$108, Copley Symphony Hall,

March 6 Blake Shelton:Friends and Heroes Tour 2020

Expanding on last year’s success, Blake Shelton’s Friends and Heroes Tour features some of the country music star’s favorite acts, including Lauren Alaina, John Anderson, Trace Adkins and the Bellamy Brothers. Join the nine-time Grammy nominee for a foot-stompin’ good time as he performs hits like “God’s Country,” “I’ll Name the Dogs” and “Doin’ What She Likes.” 7pm, tickets $49-$729, Pechanga Arena,

March 7 Scripps Health Foundation 2020 Mercy Ball
A benefit overlooking the water, accompanied by music that swells into the air of the beautiful Manchester Grand Hyatt, the Scripps Health Foundation’s 48th Mercy Ball provides so much more than a fantastic evening. Proceeds from the ball fund the support of cancer patients and their families on the Scripps Mercy Hospital campus. 6pm, tickets $600, tables $6,000, Manchester Grand Hyatt,

March 11-May 2 La Cage aux Folles
Two gay men raise a son.The son grows up and becomes engaged to a woman from a right-wing family, much to the dismay of the two fathers. Watch this comedy centered on parenthood and politics as it unfolds on the Cygnet Theatre stage. It may not be for the whole family, but it’ll have the audience laughing through curtain call. Tickets $40-$58, Cygnet Theater,

March 20 Vivaldi & Piazzolla: Four Seasons

The dual combination of Vivaldi and Piazzolla creates elements of nature that captivate the audience through its spectacular musicality. Beginning with Vivaldi’s four violin concertos and leading into Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla’s creation titled “Four Seasons in Buenos Aires,” this extraordinary masterpiece leaps into springtime with virtuosity. Christopher Dragon will conduct as Elena Urioste delights on violin. 8pm, tickets $25-$84, Copley Symphony Hall,

March 21 An Evening With Sutton Foster

Following a sold-out run in New York, Tony Award-winning actress and singer Sutton Foster brings her talent to San Diego for one night only. Belting both Broadway hits and contemporary favorites, this cabaret performance will charm from start to nish. 8PM, tickets $20-$83, Copley Symphony Hall,

March 23-29 Kia Classic
Played at one of the best golf clubs in San Diego, the annual Kia Classic is hosted by Aviara Golf Club in Carlsbad. The Champion’s Club, an upgraded ticket experience, allows its holders to watch the top players in women’s golf from the open-air, covered space in the hospitality area on the 18th hole, which includes full bar service. Cheers! Passes from $20, VIP passes $150, Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa,

March 26- April 12 Disney's Frozen, The Broadway Musical

The magic of Disney comes to life onstage as Broadway smash hit Frozen casts its spell on Civic Theatre audiences for a two-week run. Sing along to “Let It Go” and “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” as Anna, Elsa and Olaf warm hearts in this icy tale of sisterhood, adventure and love. Tickets $30-$125, Civic Theatre,

March 28- April 26 Faceless
Selina Fillinger brings to life a story—in its West Coast premiere—of a young American girl joining ISIS in a play filled with contention and boundaries around the subjects of politics, faith and family. Offering a closer look into the minds of the characters, performers and the writers, The Old Globe will present the Insights Seminar March 31 to engage patrons in the realities of the theater experience. Tickets $30-$98, The Old Globe,

March 28 San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum Spring Gala: Taste Around World

Toasting 20 years, the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum Spring Gala paints a portrait of where the benefit’s proceeds go by hosting the event within the wings of the museum. Continuing to remove barriers to a child’s education through its Access for All initiative, the gala will take guests on a culinary trip around the world as it raises funds for children and families right here in San Diego. 5PM, tickets $175, San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum, Escondido,

March 28 Spring 2020 Literary Tea Adventure
Join the New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry for an afternoon filled with books, bubbly and dainty tea treats as she discusses her latest bestseller, Becoming Mrs. Lewis. A Q&A, book signing and discussion give guests an intimate opportunity to get to know this beloved wordsmith. 2:30PM, tickets from $65, The Westgate Hotel,

March 28 Uncorked: San Diego Wine Fest

Flavor and fun meet at this vino-focused a air where guests will have the chance to taste more than 200 wines and ciders from across the globe. Local food trucks will roll through to satiate hunger while live music and dancing will keep things lively. VIPs can arrive one hour early to enjoy exclusive pours before the crowds hit. 1PM, VIP tickets $75, Embarcadero Marina Park North,

March 31 Céline Dion: Courage World Tour

Following the release of her first English album in six years, Grammy Award winner Céline Dion will stop by Pechanga Arena during her Courage World Tour. Expect to hear classics like “My Heart Will Go On” and “Because You Loved Me” from the songstress’ multidecade career in addition to new favorites, such as “Imperfections” and “Courage.” 7:30PM, tickets $70-$250, Pechanga Arena,

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