Things to Do with San Diego Seniors This Weekend March 28 – 30

Weekend of March 28-30

SAn Diego's Museum of Art in Balboa ParkFriday, March 28th

1)    Member’s Preview: Spanish Sojourns

The San Diego Museum of Art

1450 El Prado
San Diego, CA

Friday, March 28th, 10:00AM

Admission: Free

Members are invited to an exclusive, members-only preview of Spanish Sojourns: Robert Henri and the Spirit of Spain. Spend the day examining this exhibition which explores the Spanish paintings of Robert Henri. Widely celebrated as both an artist and a teacher, Henri also played a pivotal role in the history of American art. This event is exclusive to Museum members. Not a member? Join today!


2)    Thrive Lemon Grove Meeting –

 Anna’s Family Restaurant

8099 Broadway
Lemon Grove, CA

Friday, March 28th, 9:00AM

Admission: Free

Thrive Lemon Grove is a new grass-roots community group that aims to provide a voice for the Lemon Grove community. Its goal is to work with elected officials and community organizations to bring a full spectrum of improvements to the City with the best climate on earth. These include adding vibrancy to the local economy, encouraging community involvement, supporting healthy initiatives to improve the lives of its residents, and supporting the revitalization of our aging neighborhoods.

3)    Game Time –


Encinitas Library

540 Cornish Dr.
Encinitas, CA

Friday, March 28th, 3:00PM

Admission: Free

Fun family g@meZ available to play in the library. Come to the Information Desk to select your g@me!


4) Crafty Friday

Casa De Oro Branch County Library

9805 Campo Road
Spring Valley, CA

Friday, March 28th, 3:30PM

Admission: Free

A place to let your creative juices flow. Crafts are appropriate for older kids and teens, but parents are welcome too. New craft every week! Fridays 3:30 to 4:45 PM.


5) Ocean Beach Comedy


1921 Bacon St.
San Diego, CA

Friday, March 28th, 6:00PM

Admission: $5

Come down to Winston’s for a hilarious night of comedy.


Saturday, March 29th

1)    Saturday Afternoon Tea –

 Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa

1 Ponto Road
Carlsbad, CA

Saturday, March 29th, 1:00PM

Admission: $18-$36

Enjoy your Saturday afternoons with the Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort and Spa’s Saturday Afternoon Tea dining. Every Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Executive Chef Pascal Vignau and Pastry Chef Patrick Jozwicka present a selection of delicious Finger Sandwiches, House-Made Scones and Sweet Delights from the Pastry Team. Served with handcrafted Rose Petal Jam and Lemon Curd, and accompanied by a selection of connoisseur Teas. For a truly indulgent afternoon, add an optional glass of sparkling wine. Cost $27 per adult, $36 with a glass of sparkling wine. Children 12 and under are $18. Reserve 24 hours in advance. For reservations call 760.683.5500.


2) Sunset Strummers Ukulele Band

Carlsbad Ranch

5704 Paseo Del Norte
Carlsbad, CA

Saturday, March 29th, 1:00PM

Admission: $6-$12

Live Music


3) Spring Awakening

Cygnet Theatre

4040 Twiggs St.
San Diego, CA

Saturday, March 29th, 3:00PM

Admission: $37-$50

Rebellious 19th century teenagers take a provocative journey from adolescence to adulthood in this powerful celebration of self-discovery in oppressive times. Spring Awakening, an eight-time Tony Award-winning musical with an electrifying score by Duncan Sheik, is an intoxicating story of youth and sexuality that is sure to awaken passion in your heart! Contains mature themes, sexual situations and strong language.


4) Improv Show

National Comedy Theatre

3717 India St.
San Diego, CA

Saturday, March 29th, 7:30PM

Admission: $8-$15

Similar in style to “Whose Line is it Anyway,” the National Comedy Theatre is a high octane comedy show featuring San Diego’s best improv comedians performing a series of games and scenes all based on audience suggestions. The audience picks the games, helps us call the fouls, and ultimately decides which team is the evening’s winner. And it’s clean! It’s a fast, hysterical, unique and highly interactive show and has been proven to be the most fun allowed by California law.


5) Please Be Seated

Mingei International Museum

1439 El Prado, Balboa Park
San Diego, CA

Saturday, March 29th, All Day

From woven mats to high-tech contemporary designs, PLEASE BE SEATED will tell the story of seating across both culture and time, addressing the never-ending quest to seat people comfortably, appropriately, and fashionably. Drawn from the Museum’s permanent collection and from other institutional and private collections, the exhibition will present wide-ranging examples of seating from many periods and cultures; from woven Japanese mats and simple stools to the manufactured mid-century modern styles by popular American and European designers and beyond.



Sunday, March 30th

1) Paws in the Park –

Kit Carson Park

3333 Bear Valley Parkway
Escondido, CA

Sunday, March 30th, 8:00AM

Admission: Free

The Escondido Humane Society’s Paws in the Park dog walk is sure to be a howling good time for people and their canine companions. The annual dog walk, which will raise funding and awareness for homeless and abandoned animals, is from 8 a.m. to noon March 30 at Kit Carson Park, 3333 Bear Valley Parkway in Escondido. Post-walk festivities include a Paw vendor expo, games, contests, entertainment and more. Walkers can register online at Registration is free, and all walkers will receive incentive prizes based on dollars raised. For more information, call (760) 888-2235 or go to


2) San Diego Garden Native Tour

Lux Art Institute

1550 S. El Camino Real
Encinitas, CA

Sunday, March 30th, 9:30AM

Admission: $25 per person

Tour of 15 private and public gardens. Self-guided, but each garden will have knowledgeable docents available to answer questions and will be located in the coastal cities of Encinitas, Carlsbad, Oceanside, as well as the inland cities of Vista, San Marcos, Escondido. Contact person and contact info: Hei-ock Kim: [email protected], cell: 858-344-0315.

3) Splash of Color: Wildlife and Art –

Living Coast Discovery Center

1000 Gunpowder Point Drive
Chula Vista, CA

Sunday, March 30th, 10:00AM

Admission: $9-$14

Don’t miss the Living Coast Discovery Center’s latest seasonal exhibit, Splash of Color: Wildlife + Art. The zoo/aquarium on San Diego Bay in Chula Vista is being transformed for the spring and summer seasons to showcase some of the most striking and colorful animals from around the world, all with their own unique color story to tell. Splash of Color tells these visual wildlife stories through a unique combination of up-close animal encounters and vivid photographic art. Perfect animal and art lovers alike!


4) Fossil Mysteries

San Diego Natural History Museum

1788 El Prado
San Diego, CA

Sunday, March 30th, All Day

Admission: Free

From dinosaurs to mastodons, travel through 75 million years and dig into the rich fossil history of southern California and Baja California.


5) On the Beach

MCASD La Jolla

700 Prospect Street
La Jolla, CA

Sunday, March 30th, All Day

Admission: $5-$10

The works in this show illuminate this notion and portray beaches as sites of social and cultural interaction. They also explore the presence of conflict in paradise. The innocent sounding term “On the Beach” is the title of a post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by Nevil Shute and the name of one of Neil Young’s bleakest albums. 11 AM – 5 PM daily. Closed Wednesday. General Admission $10 Seniors $5 Students 26 and over (with ID) $5 25 and under Free (with ID) Military and their families Free (with ID).

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