Top San Diego Senior Activities for Weekend of March 21-23

See thousands of orchid varieties this weekend!
See thousands of orchid varieties this weekend!

Getting out for something different can boost mood and attitude. We are so lucky to live in San Diego where so many events are free or low cost! These San Diego senior activities are fun for kids and grandkids, too. Let us know if you attended any of these by commenting on our Facebook page. 

1) Orchid Show and Sale: Symphony of Orchids-Presented by San Diego County Orchid Society

Scottish Rite Event Center

1895 Camino Del Rio South
San Diego, CA

Friday, March 21st, 3:00PM

Admission: $7-$10

Your senses will enjoy the sights, smells and even sounds of this wonderful show full of garden-like displays and award winning plants. Fabulous plants and other items for sale from many different vendors and in all price ranges, as well as plants for sale to support orchid conservation. Talks will be given for all levels of orchid lovers.


2) Friday Morning Lecture and Tour Series: Sorollamania

The San Diego Museum of Art

1450 El Prado
San Diego, CA


Friday, March 21st, 10:00AM

Admission: $13-$16

The works of Spanish artist Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida. This talk is followed by a docent-led tour and is led by Dr. Mark Roglán, The Linda P. and William A. Custard Director of the Meadows Museum and Centennial Chair in the Meadows School of the Arts at SMU.


3)  Lumen, Shadows & Chroma –

Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center Art Gallery

One Fr. Junipero Serra Trail,

San Diego, CA 92119

Friday, March 21st, 9:00AM-5:00PM

Admission: FREE

Lumen, Shadows & Chroma, an exhibition of fine art photography by award winning artists Dana Levine, Eileen Mandell, and Dana Parnes. Light, shadow and color portray the subject matter of the exhibition – plants, animals and the sea. Whether in black and white or intense color, high impact or quiet contemplation, all the images in the show communicate a lasting impression on the viewer.



4) Manss Aval Spanish Celebration-

Gallery 21 – Spanish Village Art Center

1770 Village Place
San Diego, CA

Friday, March 21st, 11:00AM

Admission: Free

Come down to Gallery 21 inside Balboa Park and the Spanish Village Art Center for the Manss Aval exhibition.


5) Musical Entertainment with the Society Boys –

College Avenue Center

4855 College Avenue
San Diego, CA

Friday, March 21st, 12:30PM

Admission: Free

Musical Entertainment The Society Boys – The Society Boys will play Dixieland, Jazz, and Swing music for us.


Saturday, March 22nd 

1)    Chasing Shakespeare


Community Actors Theatre

2957 54th St.
San Diego, CA

Saturday, March 22nd, 8:00PM

Admission: $14-$16

Written by Paola Hornbuckle and directed by Carla Nell. Dr. Robert Angelo, a prestigious Shakespearean scholar is hired to take over as head of the Sojourner Truth University Drama Department, located in an unidentified city. He believes that the contemporary drama is besieged by the literary genre “Irony” and wants to turn the tide to Romance with his plays.


2) Vegetable and Herb Festival


Weidners Gardens
695 Normandy Road
Encinitas, CA

Saturday, March 22nd, 10:00AM

Admission: Free

Come for the fun and come to shop. We are here to make your backyard vegetable and herb garden thrive. Lot’s to choose from and good knowledge to be shared. More details will be added as the day gets closer. Both Saturday and Sunday.


3) Stitchers’ Club

Poway Community Library

13137 Poway Rd
Poway, CA

Saturday, March 22nd, 10:00AM

Admission: Free

Join a community of stitchers to learn new skills and socialize while you work on your next project. Everyone is welcome, from newbies to masters. Bring needles and yarn. Saturdays.



4) A Day at Design Inspiration: Trends, Tricks, and Tips for Transforming Your Home

Jackson Design and Remodeling

4797 Mercury St.
San Diego, CA

Saturday, March 22nd, 10:00AM

Admission: Free

Learn about the hottest trends for 2014, see the most exciting innovations in design, get the inside track on the dos/don’ts for any home remodeling project, and learn the must-know tips for transforming your current home into your dream home. Hosted by Jackson Design & Remodeling this “Day of Design Inspiration” features JDR’s award-winning international designers, architects and remodeling experts. Tour the design center and get inspired! Lunch will be served.


5) Gaslamp Historic Walking Tour

Gaslamp Museum at The William Davis House

410 Island Ave
San Diego, CA

Saturday, March 22nd, 11:00AM

Admission: Free-$15

Opening a window to San Diego’s past, our Gaslamp Quarter Historical walking tour showcases the history of the William Heath Davis House built in 1850, as well as the history of the of the historic Gaslamp Quarter.

The tour includes architecturally significant structures of the period from Old City Hall (1874) to the Romanesque style Keating Building (1890) to the Baroque Revival Louis Bank of Commerce (1888), along with fascinating stories of the people and characters that shaped the destiny of San Diego. Tour length: is 90 minutes.

Sunday, March 23rd

1) Sunday Assembly Presents: Change in the Arctic  – What Does it Mean for Planet Earth?

Balboa Park Club

2144 Pan American Road W.,
San Diego, CA

Sunday, March 23rd, 11:00AM

Admission: Free

What is happening in the land of the midnight sun? To inhabitants of the Arctic, images of polar bears stranded on shrinking ice, thin ice breaking beneath sled dogs’ feet, roads buckling from melted permafrost, and houses slipping into the sea are no longer news. The Arctic is changing fast. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change projects ice-free conditions by mid century. Join Dr. Pat Abbott for a thought-provoking exploration of what change in the Arctic means for Planet Earth.


2) Concert Series – Mural Painting Accompanied by Music

Hope United Methodist Church San Diego

16550 Bernardo Heights Pkwy
San Diego, CA

Sunday, March 23rd, 2:00PM

Admission: Free

Paul Oman, internationally acclaimed artist, and his “Drawn to the Word Ministry will paint a mural accompanied by music and narration, Sunday, March 23, 2:00 pm at Hope United Methodist Church, 16550 Bernardo Heights Parkway, 858-485-5840. Freewill offering. Reception following.


3) Coastal Communities Concert Band Presents Michael Ruth

Poway Center for the Performing Arts

15498 Espola Road
Poway, CA

Sunday, March 23rd, 2:00PM

Admission: $15-$30

The award-winning Coastal Communities Concert Band announces its upcoming concert – Presenting Michael Ruhl!  Vocalist Michael Ruhl has been an audience favorite at CCCBand concerts for over a decade.  In the intimate Center for the Performing Arts in Poway, the band is thrilled to shine the spotlight on this dynamic artist. Directed by Dr. Angela Yeung, the band will perform an entire program of Michael’s greatest hits, including music by Gershwin, Gillespie, and Nestico.


4) Trivia Night

Gallagher’s Irish Pub

5046 Newport Ave.
San Diego, CA

Sunday, March 23rd, 7:00PM

Admission: Free

Come down to Gallagher’s Irish Pub every Sunday night for Trivia Night.


5) Scripps on Prospect: Cultural Legacy –

 MCASD La Jolla

700 Prospect Street
La Jolla, CA

Sunday, March 23rd, All Day

Admission: $5-$10

On view in the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Gallery, Scripps On Prospect: Cultural Legacy explores how the philanthropic spirit of Ellen and Virginia Scripps contributed to La Jolla’s social and cultural development, focusing on the history of the cultural zone along Prospect Street and Silverado. The exhibition represents part two of a collaboration between MCASD and the La Jolla Historical Society while the latter undergoes an ambitious rehabilitation project.


6) Art of East Asia

The San Diego Museum of Art

1450 El Prado
San Diego, CA

Sunday, March 23rd, All Day

Admission: Free-$12

An exhibit representing over six years of research and conservation of East Asian Art.