Lamplighter Community Theatre presents a dramatic play by Marsha Norman and directed by James P. Darvas.
This multi-award-winning play centers around Jessie, a middle-aged, down-on-her-luck woman who moves back in with her mom. As mother and daughter spend a high-stakes evening together, the ensuing debate — sometimes quiet, sometimes tempestuous — ultimately gives rise to deep, personal questions about how and why we value life. Runs March 2–25; Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. at Lamplighters Theatre, 5915 Severin Drive. Tickets: adults $20; students, seniors, active military $17; groups of 10 or more $15; available at lamplighterslamesa.com.
Friday, March 9
The SDSU School of Theatre, Television, and Film presents “Company” — a play by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth, about a confirmed bachelor named Robert who contemplates his unmarried state on the night of his 35th birthday.
“Company” runs March 9, 10, 14, 15 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. plus an additional matinee on March 17 at 2:30 p.m. in the Don Powell Theatre, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego 92182. Tickets are $20 General, $17 Students/Seniors and can be purchased online at theatre.sdsu.edu.
Live music: The Sophisticats
Cover songs of popular music. 12:30 p.m. at the College Avenue Center, 6299 Capri Drive, San Diego. Free.
Saturday, March 10
The Great Inflatable Race
Family-friendly race course with 8 to 10 giant blow-up obstacles to climb over, go under or straight through. Everyone who signs up for the event at SDCCU Stadium in San Diego gets a T-shirt, wristband, temporary tattoo and race medal, and part of the proceeds will be donated to a local charity.
9 a.m. at SDCCU Stadium, 9449 Friars Road, San Diego. Tickets are $10–$19, available at bit.ly/2oBZ1rY.
Tuesday, March 13
‘Nevertheless, We Persist’
Three of San Diego’s celebrated female vocalists unite to perform songs of love, defiance, faith, persistence and humanity. The repertoire will draw from the Latin-American, African-American and Jewish-American experiences from the point of view of women. Featuring Elizabeth Schwartz, Coral MacFarland Thuet and Lisa Payton perform as The PerSisters, backed by musicians Gunnar Biggs on contrabass and Fred Benedetti on guitar.
7 p.m. in Smith Recital Hall at SDSU’s Performing Arts Plaza. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, March 14
Navajo Community Planners, Inc. meeting and board election
The March monthly meeting of the Navajo Community Planners, Inc. (NCPI) will include an election for new board members. All residents, business owners and property owners in the communities of Allied Gardens, Del Cerro, San Carlos and Grantville are eligible to vote.
6:30 p.m. at Tifereth Israel Synagogue, 6660 Cowles Mountain Blvd., San Diego.
Thursday, March 15
‘The Heir Apparent’
Grossmont Stagehouse Theatre presents a play about penniless Eraste who is in love with the fair Isabelle but her mother, Madame Argante, will only permit the marriage if Eraste can show he will inherit the estate of his miserly and rich Uncle Geronte.
March 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24 at 7:30 p.m.; additional matinee shows on March 17 and 24 at 2.m. at Grossmont College Stagehouse Theatre, 8800 Grossmont College Drive, El Cajon. Tickets $10–50, available at bit.ly/2ymyrcU.
Foothills Republican Women, Federated
Guest speaker is talk radio host Mark Larson. Meeting starts at 10:30 a.m. at the Elks Lodge #168, 7430 Jackson Drive, San Diego. RSVP to email@example.com. Republicans welcome.
Friday, March 16
Live music: The Noteables
Choral group directed by Eunice Williams. 12:30 p.m. at the College Avenue Center, 6299 Capri Drive, San Diego. Free.
Sunday, March 18
Rolando Street Fair
The 22nd Annual Rolando Street Fair will feature 100 vendor booths for unique shopping and culinary experiences, beer tastings, a performance stage, award-winning bands and rides for the kids!
The Rolando Street Fair is happening from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Rolando Blvd. between El Cajon Blvd. and Solita Avenue. For more info: rolandocc.org.
Monday, March 19
Film Forum with Ralph DeLauro: ‘Take Me Home’
This clever and comic meditation on marriage features Sam Jaeger as an unemployed photographer moonlighting illegally as a NYC cab driver. When he picks up a distraught woman (Amber Jaeger) with her marriage in shambles, the two strangers set off on a cross-country odyssey to leave their problems behind. 1 p.m. at the College Avenue Center, 6299 Capri Drive, San Diego. Free.
Thursday, March 21
‘The Music Man’
Peter Pan Junior Theater presents “The Music Man,” a play about the fast-talking “Professor” Harold Hill who convinces the parents of River City to buy instruments and uniforms for their youngsters in order to save them. Chaos ensues as Hill’s credentials are questioned and he is called upon to prove himself to the citizens of River City.
March 21–24, 7 p.m. plus additional 1 p.m. show on Saturday, March 24 at the Kroc Center, 6845 University Ave., San Diego. For info and tickets, visit ppjt.org or call 619-878-2805.
Friday, March 23
Live music: Gemini Junction
Bluegrass and Americana. 12:30 p.m. at the College Avenue Center, 6299 Capri Drive, San Diego. Free.
Saturday, March 24
Water-Wise Home Garden Tour
The Water Conservation Garden’s third annual event will highlight five beautiful gardens, including one in the shape of Africa. The gardens emphasize an array of low water-use plants, shrubs and trees native to Southern California and from semi-arid regions of the world including Australia, New Zealand, Southwestern U.S. and South Africa.
Attendees will also have an opportunity to purchase garden/home items such as bird houses and garden jewelry, all handmade by garden volunteers. In addition, attendees can speak with the homeowners about each garden, and garden staff and docents about how they can re-design their own landscape using drought-tolerant plants.
9 a.m.–3 p.m. at five homes throughout El Cajon and La Mesa. Locations will be disclosed the day of the event to ticket holders with addresses and directions to each location. The cost to attend is $25 for early registration and $30 at the door, and all proceeds will benefit The Water Conservation Garden’s botanical collection care, exhibit upkeep, and education programs. For more information or to register, visit thegarden.org/gardentour2018 or call 619-660-0614 ext. 10.
Monday, March 26
Film Discussion with Judith Levine: ‘On The Town’
In honor of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday, a 1949 Technicolor musical film with music by Bernstein and Roger Edens, it is a story about three sailors on a day of shore leave in New York City. They are out looking for fun and romance before their 24 hours are up. Starring Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, and Betty Garrett. 1 p.m. at the College Avenue Center, 6299 Capri Drive, San Diego. Free.
Tuesday, March 27
Former Staind frontman Aaron Lewis brings his Songs and Stories Tour to Sycuan Casino.
7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27 and Wednesday, March 28 at Sycuan Casino, 5469 Casino Way, El Cajon. Tickets are $59–$69; available at sycuann.com.
Thursday, March 29
‘Leadership Styles inFamous/Infamous Cults:
Peoples Temple and Synanon’
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at SDSU presents Jonestown survivor and former resident of Synanon Laura Johnston Kohl who will compare and contrast the styles of leaders Jim Jones and Charles E. Dederich.
1–2:50 p.m., at the SDSU Love Library, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego.
Following Kohl’s presentation, participants will view the Peoples Temple at Jonestown Special Collection, held in Special Collections and University Archives. The cost is $15. OLLI membership ($30) is required to register. To register, call 619-594-5152.
Legends of soul music The Commodores perform at Sycuan Casino.
7 p.m. on Thursday, March 29 and Friday, March 30 at Sycuan Casino, 5469 Casino Way, El Cajon. Tickets are $79–$89; available at sycuan.com.
Saturday, March 31
Easter Eggstravaganza 2018
This event features egg hunts, candy bags, prayer offerings, photos with the Easter bunny, prizes, games and more. Eggstravaganza is hosted by Kroc Center Ministries and is open to all San Diego communities.
The entrance fee is $1 per person. Kroc Center members can “skip the line” and get in free through the gymnasium with their membership cards. The event will be held at the Kroc Center athletic field located on the east side of the gymnasium entrance, 6845 University Ave., San Diego. The event is for children ages infant to 11 years and the “hunt” will be divided into three different sections according to age.
Tuesday, April 3
Film Discussion: ‘Fill The Void’
Instructor Ralph DeLauro’s “Film on the Fringe” series presents Director Rama Burshtein’s rapturous debut film, which shines a light on the hidden world of the Haredi community of Tel Aviv.
1 p.m. at San Diego OASIS Lifelong Learning Center, 5500 Grossmont Center Drive, Suite 325, La Mesa. This class is for people ages 50 and up; cost is $12. For more information, call 619-881-6262.
Saturday, April 7
Julian Gold Rush Days
Explore the life of a gold miner at a reconstructed mining camp. Activities include arts and crafts, gold panning, gem mining, hayrides, archery, tomahawk throwing and more.
Saturday, April 7, and Sunday, April 8, starting at 10 a.m. at the Julian Farm, 4381 Highway 78, Julian 92070. Admission is free, although some activities cost money. For more information, visit juliangoldrushdays.com, or call 951-313-0166.
Garden Open House
San Carlos Community Garden opens its gates every Saturday for the community to explore and enjoy.
9 a.m.–1 p.m. at the San Carlos Community Garden, 6460 Boulder Lake. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come to Lewis Middle School for the Allied Gardens Farmers Market, featuring more than 100 locally sourced vendors.
10 a.m.–2 p.m. at Lewis Middle School, 5170 Greenbriar Ave. Contact email@example.com or visit bit.ly/2w7qNTz.