BLYTHE: Colorado River Fair - March 16-19, 2023, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. daily at Colorado River Fair Grounds. entertainment, carnival attractions, farm olympics, and our annual livestock competition and auction. Location: 591 N. Olive Lake Blvd., Blythe, CA 92225. $12-80, coloradoriverfair.com | fairs
BREA: Brea Spring Craft Boutique March 17-18, 2023, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Brea Community Center. This picture juried show selects vendors after seeing photographs of the majority of merchandise to be sold. Selection is based on quality and balance with emphasis on hand-crafted items. A limited number of commercial merchandise and jewelry will be accepted at the discretion of the organizer. Location: 695 E. Madison Way (corner of Madison Way and Randolph Ave.) $, ci.brea.ca.us
CARLSBAD: The Flower Fields March 1-May 14, 2023 theflowerfields.comINDIAN WELLS: Indian Wells BNP Paribas Open Tennis March 6-19, 2023. Indian Wells Tennis Garden 78-200 Miles Avenue Indian Wells, CA 92210 $Free-up, bnpparibasopen.com
FONTANA: Spring Night Market, 6-10 p.m. on Spring Street between Sierra Avenue and Juniper Avenue. Food, fun and springtime outdoor entertainment are long overdue. Held on St. Patrick's Day, expect colorful costumes and much merriment. Free, Events.Fontana.org
HEALDSBURG: Charlie Palmer's Pigs & Pinot March 17-18, 2023 at Hotel Healdsburg | Healdsburg, California | pigsandpinot.com
LOS ANGELES: Steady Bad Luckers, March 17-18, 2023, 7 p.m. at Zephyr Theatre. Stories about lovable (and sometimes not-so-lovable) losers from history, brought to you by comic, stripper, queer porn archivist and historian Woody Shticks and writer, producer and podcast host Alex Steed. Location: 7456 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046. $15 suggested donation, zephyrtheatre.com
MAMMOTH LAKES: Gay Ski Week March 15-19, 2023. Elevation, the annual Mammoth Gay Ski Week, brings together people from across the country and the world, for a week of events that celebrate diversity, fun, and the best spring skiing and boarding in North America. Billed as third largest gay ski week in North America. Location: Mammoth Lakes, California 93546. mammothgayskiweek.com
MERCED: Kiki Raina Tahiti Fete, Tahitian Dance Competition and Cultural Festival March 17-19, 2023 at Golden Valley High School. The longest existing, annually held, Tahitian Dance and Cultural Festival outside of French Polynesia. The event also includes the Maeva Merced Polynesian Pageant, where lovely ladies and handsome gentlemen compete for the prestigious title of Miss and Mr. Maeva Merced. Location: 2121 E. Childs Ave., Merced, CA. $20-25, facebook.com/groups/143347901728/
PLYMOUTH: Challenge of Champions March 17-19, 2023 at Amador County Fairgrounds.California High School Rodeo Association Bareback, steer wrestling, saddle bronc, tie down roping, team roping, breakaway, pole bending, goat tying, barrel racing, bull riding, boys cutting, girls cutting Location: 18621 Sherwood Plymouth, CA $10 approx. admission chsra.com | amadorcountyfair.com | rodeo
SAN DIEGO: Latino Film Festival March 9-19, 2023. sdlatinofilm.com
SAN DIEGO: shamROCK San Diego St. Paddy's Day Music + Beer Festival Friday, March 17, 2023, 4-11 p.m. in Gaslamp Quarter. Now an all ages event but for those with ID, the signature green beer and pub atmosphere remains a key element of this day of fun. Location: 6th Avenue between E & G Streets San Diego, CA Pre-purchase $39-up - all ages, sandiegoshamrock.com $89-up VIP Pass includes 4 drinks and beverage discounts for additional beverages
SAN DIEGO: St. Patrick’s Day 2023 at Seaport Village 3-7 p.m. FREE Leprechauns’s, Live Music, Green Beer, and More! Get your green on and join us for a shamrockin’ good time! Snap a selfie in the shamrock light tunnels… if you’re lucky, you might even see a leprechaun! Location: 849 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 seaportvillage.com
WEAVERVILLE: 23rd Annual Weaverville Hammer-in March 17-18, 2023, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Hands-on workshop, bring forge, anvil and tools, or use ours. Safety glasses and hearing protection required. Location: Jake Jackson Museum, Weaverville, CA. Free to see Hammer-in, $100 workshop registration includes Sat. night dinner & auction, trinitymuseum.org
TRUCKEE: Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort is serving its annual 200 foot long banana split on March 17, 2018, 12 p.m. Bring a spoon and dig in!
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