Tuesday, Feb. 24-Sunday, April 1
Lenten Art Show
The annual religious art show at St. Mark's United Methodist Church (3502 Clairemont Drive), is open for free public viewing from 1 to 5 p.m. on Feb. 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31. Art works may be in oil, acrylic, water media, mixed media, graphics, photos, sculpture, digital art, wood carving or weaving. To see the show outside designated hours, call the church office, 858-273-1480, to make an appointment.
Saturday, March 3
Paddle for the People
Sponsored by OEX Point Loma, the excursion will take place at Bahia Point in Mission Beach at 9 a.m. OEX will supply free kayak and standup paddleboards (SUP) rentals for people who want to participate. Attendees can also bring their own.
Sunday, March 4
Maritime Museum art exhibit
The photography exhibition, Wind & Water: Sailing in San Diego, features pictures by international yachting and nautical sport photographer, Bobby Grieser, of the world’s finest historic vessels, from sail to steam to submarine. The event takes place in Star of India Hold Gallery during regular museum times and tickets are $8-$18. (1492 North Harbor Dr)
Speaking of Dying: Living Deeply, Dying Well
The Hemlock Society of San Diego presents an educational and informative 30-minute documentary featuring people willing to talk about dying. The film will be followed by refreshments and a discussion with Mitsuo Tomita, MD, retired family-practice doctor, Kaiser, and a board member of the Hemlock Society of San Diego. The screening starts at 1:30 p.m. at the La Jolla Riford Library (7555 Draper Ave). Admission is free.
Thursday, March 8-10
MADCAPS Benefit Show
Mothers and Daughters Club Assisting Philanthropies (MADCAPS) celebrates 58 years of community service with its annual benefit show at 7 p.m. (5 p.m. on Saturday) at Point Loma Nazarene University’s Brown Chapel Theater (3900 Lomaland Drive). The theme for this year’s show is “American Road Trip” with a tribute to American cities across the nation including Detroit, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami and New York City. Tickets are $5 to $25.
Friday, March 9-10
The San Diego Pro Arte Voices, will present the premiere composition of L.O.S.T. by Jason Rosenberg, Ph.D., UCSD. The concert begins with a small group performing Lamentations of Jeremiah, followed by the integrated L.O.S.T. with the full choir. Tickets are $10-30 and shows begin at 7:30 p.m. at the San Marcos Lutheran Church on Friday (3419 Grand Ave.) and at St. Andrew’s by the Sea Episcopal Church on Saturday (1050 Thomas Ave.).
Friday, March 9-March 25
Lend Me A Tenor
Winner of three Tony awards, this farce, directed by John Spafford, is a three-ring circus of chaos involving backstage shenanigans and mistaken identities in an opera company. The play will show at The Westminster Theatre (3598 Talbot St.) Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $11-$18.
Saturday, March 10
Bahia Point Paddle & Appreciation Day
The Bahia Hotel is proposing an expansion that will eliminate road and beach access. At 9 a.m., a variety of paddlers, social media groups and clubs will join community members for a peaceful protest. To get to the event, take West Mission Bay Drive to Gleason Road. Go past the hotel and find the participants on your right.
Walk For Recovery
The San Diego Brain Injury Foundation (SDBIF) is hosting the 11th annual Walk For Recovery at Mission Bay Park (2688 East Mission Bay Drive), de Anza Cove in celebration of Brain Injury Awareness month.
Shade Tree Brigade
Save Peninsula Trees, to help green Ocean Beach and contribute to the cities goal of meeting the Climate Action Plan, is going out to look for neighborhoods with planting potential. Those interested in joining will first meet at 10 a.m. at the Ocean Beach Green Center (4843 B Voltaire St.) for coffee and bagels and a short briefing.
Reeds & Bambú concert
The upcoming spring community concert offers a unique opportunity to hear Baroque, New-Romanticism and contemporary with the San Diego Symphony woodwind musicians along with piano in an original program. From Baroque to New-Romanticism to contemporary. European sweets, appetizers and refreshments will be available. The event takes place at Point Loma Assembly (3035 Talbot Ave.) Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $10.
Wednesday, March 14
Diana Lindsay at Point Loma Library
The author and editor will reveal the secrets of the Anza-Borrego desert when she discusses the recently-released 6th edition of her handbook, “The Anza-Borrego Desert Region.” The talk will begin at 7 p.m. at the Hervey Point Loma Library (3701 Voltaire St.). The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Point Loma Library in memory of Elli Lorch. It is free and open to the public.
Whale Entanglement Response
The San Diego Chapter of the American Cetacean Society is pleased to have Justin Viezbicke, the Large Whale Entanglement Response coordinator for NOAA Fisheries, present how the rescue teams not only work to free these whales but also collect valuable information to help prevent future entanglements. In addition, Justin will discuss what people can do when they see an entangled whale. This free presentation will take place at Sumner Auditorium (8595 La Jolla Shores Drive).
Saturday, March 17
Patrick’s Day 10K
With the kick-off at 7:55 a.m. South of Hilton Hotel, Mission Bay Park, celebrate crossing the finish line with a frothy cold one at the beer garden, sponsored by Stone Brewery, Ballast Point and Coronado Brewery on Mission Bay. There will also be Domino’s Pizza and the option for a 2 or 4 Mile Fun Run which starts at 7:45 a.m. Tickets are $20-$45.
Score a pair of green socks, sunglasses and either a tutu or headband at this inaugural Irish-inspired 5K followed by a post-run party at a the newly opened Mavericks Beach Club (860 Garnet Ave.) in PB. The race starts at 9 a.m. on Garnet Avenue at Bayard Street, Pacific Beach. Tickets are $25-$45.
Saturday, March 17-18
San Diego Cake Show
The 35th annual cake competition is also known as Confections for a Cause and features classes, a variety of vendors and demos all benefiting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego. The event takes place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds (2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.). Tickets are $10-$24.
Sunday, March 18
Wisteria Garden Party with Ocean Beach Historical Society
From 1 to 3:30 p.m., guests can spend the afternoon in the garden of the historic O.B. Wisteria Cottage (4761 Niagara Ave.) under the largest wisteria canopy in Ocean Beach. Listen to live music including songs from the 1920s by local Billy Lee and the Swamp Critters. There will be a dance area with snacks and beverages. Suggested donations are $15 for members and $25 for the general public.
Wednesday, March 21-25
Cirque du Soleil: Crystal
Cirque’s first show on ice features world-class skaters and acrobats as they tell the story of Crystal, the show’s main character, who sets out on an exhilarating quest to fulfill her destiny as she dives into a world of her own imagination. The show takes place at various times at the Valley View Casino Center. Tickets start at $145.
Saturday, March 24
Turquoise Animal Hospital (950 Turquoise St.) is hosting their seventh annual Exotic Expo from noon-4 p.m. They will have music, face painting, raffles, snacks and vendors like Project Wildlife, Legalize Ferrets and Turtle and Tortoise Society to help give the community info on caring for exotic pets. Admission is free.
Sunday, March 25
The Ugly Dog Contest
This family event is held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds (2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.), where dog lovers can enter their pets into any of 10 categories. These categories include Ugly Dog, Best Costume, Best Mutt, Dog That Looks Like its Owner, and many more. This is a community event that attracts dogs from all over San Diego County. Tickets are $10-$15.
Saturday, March 31
March for Meals
Meals on Wheels will host a 5K charity walk to help support San Diego’s senior population and proceeds from the event will help provide nutritious meals and a daily wellness checks for seniors. This fitness event begins at 8:30 a.m. at Mission Bay Park at Crown Point Drive and Moorland Drive. Prizes will be awarded to the team and individual with the most funds raised. Entry fees are $25 (free for children 12 and under).
In collaboration with San Diego based noise-music, art collective Stay Strange, the Arts District will present Hand of God: Conceptualizing Spirituality Through Experimental Music in Liberty Station’s Historic North Chapel (2881 Roosevelt Road). This free event features renowned local and national experimental musicians as well as spoken word and prayer to create a new interpretation of religion, spirituality and the after-life. The program begins at 6 p.m.
Del Mar Mud Run
For the 9th annual fitness event, this unique 5K features 15 muddy obstacles, a few mystery surprises and a sudsy post-race foam-fest. All participants will receive an official race tee and their first beer free. The race takes place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds (2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.) and tickets are $62-$82.