From the San Diego Latino Film Festival takeover in Mission Valley, to La Jolla Playhouse’s supper club gala, a bikini fashion show at Andaz Hotel, shave-a-thon benefit for St. Baldrick’s, and the ongoing battle of house vs. hip hop at Stingaree with a live performance by Mobb Deep, discover this week’s best San Diego events.
LED Presents Industry Night ft. Hyper Crush at Voyeur – Tuesday, March 6
Craving one more night of chaos? Voyeur is opening up shop Tuesday for the first industry night event of the year, featuring a live performance by electro/hip-hop trio Hyper Crush. This neon-loving pop band is celebrating the release of their new album amidst Voyeur's LED glow. You will also catch DJs Craig Smoove and Boonie Walker on the ones and twos. Get details here.
San Diego Latino Film Festival – March 8-18
The 19th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival takes over the UltraStar Cinema Mission Valley for ten days and nights of cultural diversity experienced through the lens of cinema. The festival will feature over 160 Latino films across a variety of genres with options for fans of all ages, including historical documentaries, narratives, animated features and more. And of course, no festival would be complete without intimate after parties with filmmakers and actors. Get details here.
House vs. Hip Hop Party ft. Mobb Deep Live at Stingaree – Friday, March 9
There is a time and place for all music. But if you had to choose, what would it be: house or hip hop? The battle between the dance party genres continues Friday night at Stingaree. Get low at GuestHouse with a live performance by Mobb Deep, then fist pump on the rooftop with beats by Tony Arzadon. Get details here.
La Jolla Playhouse Gala: Supper Club – Friday, March 9
La Jolla Playhouse is channeling a sumptuous supper club vibe for the annual gala, transforming the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre with custom banquettes across multi-level platforms. The evening will feature a cocktail party, catered dinner by Chef Giuseppe Ciuffa, auctions, live entertainment by Tony Award winner Peter Gallagher and dancing under the stars. Get details here.
NFL Players Meet & Greet at Hard Rock Hotel – Friday, March 9
The Hard Rock Hotel San Diego is hooking you up with direct access to NFL stars during a cool benefit party at 207 this Thursday night. Starting at 10pm, get star struck during the NFL player meet and greet and take your pick of NFL memorabilia silent auction items. Then, keep the party going with DJ Neva and DJ Diggs in 207 and DJ Erick Diaz atop Float. Get details here.
Spring Forward Bikini Fashion Show at Andaz Hotel – Saturday, March 10
The Andaz Hotel invites you to spring forward in style with a bikini fashion show party featuring new looks by Gone Bananas Swimwear, Sunflower Swimwear, South Coast Wahines and Forward Footwear. In addition, lucky winners will take home a $50 gift card to Forward Footwear and a three month membership to FIT Athletic Club. Off the runway, Andaz’s signature Lipstik Inc. dancers will entertain the crowd, paired with beats by DJs Erra, D-Miles, Mikey Beats, Frankie M. and Slowhand. Get details here.
LED Presents Laidback Luke at Wavehouse – Sunday, March 11
Born in the Philippines but raised in the Netherlands, Laidback Luke is a well-known Dutch DJ and producer who has collaborated with such big names as David Guetta, Diplo, A-Trak, Lil Jon, Calvin Harris and the Black Eyed Peas. His big blockbuster dance beats incorporate a hybrid of house styles, creating a signature sound all his own. The debut Wavehouse takeover of 2012, LED Presents hosts Laidback Luke, with opening sets by Oliver Twizt, No Body, TJR and Brazzabelle. Get details here.
More San Diego Parties & Events:
Lafayette 148 Appearance & Trunk Show at Neiman Marcus – Tuesday, March 6
Glass Door Grand Reopening Party at Porto Vista Hotel – Tuesday, March 6
St. Baldrick’s Industry Night at Side Bar – Wednesday, March 7
Generations Party ft. Special Guests at U 31 - Thursday, March 8
EDM ft. EDX at FLUXX – Thursday, March 8
Steve Madden Meet & Greet at Nordstrom Fashion Valley - Saturday, March 10
4th Annual St. Baldrick’s Shave-a-Thon at Quality Social – Saturday, March 10
LED Presents Dash Berlin at 4th & B – Saturday, March 10
Beauty School ft. Lingerie Fashion Show at Stingaree – Saturday, March 10
Rough Draft Brewing Co. Grand Opening – Saturday, March 10
Club Crawl San Diego - Saturday, March 10
Undy 5000 5k Run in Mission Bay – Saturday, March 10
Family Winemakers of California Tasting Event at Del Mar Fairgrounds – Sunday, March 11
Encinitas Grub Sprawl – Monday, March 12
DiscoverSD Presents: Gaijin Industry Grand Opening – Monday, March 12
Discover more entertainment ideas in our San Diego events calendar
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