High 5: Laughs, Flowers, Films, Family & Clowns

We are winding down the week and people are thinking about their weekend plans. Check out the "High Five" spots to be this weekend provided by our friends at Shindy.TV.


  • Event Date:  Friday, Saturday
  • Event Time:  9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Event Name:  The Carlsbad Flower Fields
  • Event Location: 5704 Paseo del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008 - (760) 431-0352

Event description:  You’ve passed it while driving on the freeway, probably thinking to yourself, “Wow, those flowers are beautiful.” 

The Flower Fields of Carlsbad are starting to bloom, and for the next two months these beautiful flower fields will be open to the public.

Give your vision and olfactory senses a real treat. See and smell the radiant flowers — it’s an experience that’s sure to make you exhale a passionate and relieving "ahhhh." 

Check out the Flower Fields’ schedule for special events in the near future.


  • Event Date:  Friday, Saturday
  • Event Time:  7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Event Name:  BANFF Mountain Film Festival
  • Event Location:  Charmaine and Maurice Kaplan Theater, Museum of Natural History, 1788 El Prado; San Diego, CA 92101 – (619) 232-3821

Event description:  Watch a collection of high flying, snow carving, ice chipping, rock scaling, visually stunning short films at this year's BANFF Mountain Film Festival — from a 7-minute short about an old man gaining enlightenment while in an ascending Swiss cable car; to a 55-minute feature following famous BASE jumpers on a 10,000 mile quest to confront the mist and mystery of an old cave. 

Sit back, relax and prepare to be mesmerized by the daring beauty in each film.

Check out the website for the film selection.


  • Event Date:  Friday, Saturday
  • Event Time:  8 p.m.
  • Event Name:  Mystery Café - The Good... The Bad and The Udderly Ridiculous!!
  • Event Location: Imperial House Restaurant, 505 Kalmia Street, San Diego, CA 92101, (619) 234-3525

Event description:  WANTED: Gunslingers, Cowboys, Banditos, and Sweet Southern Señoritas!

It’s the Fourth Annual County Fair and you’re invited. The town’s a-buzz in anticipation of death defying acts, crazy competitions, good eats, and the wildest of rides. What will unfold is a true roller coaster of laughter.

Sibling rivalry, jealousy, gambling and revenge turn this quiet western town into a stage for MURDER. Ironically, they all pick the same day to do it, and moronically, they all seem to fail miserably. Or do they?

A gringo and his gold are soon departed and your help is needed to solve this hilarious mystery. It’s The Mystery Café’s “Rootin Tootin” new comedy...”The Good...The Bad and The Udderly Ridiculous!!”


  • Event Date:  Saturday
  • Event Time:  Various Times
  • Event Name:  Balboa Park Family Day
  • Event Location: Locations around Balboa Park, including the Zoo

Event description:  Balboa Park’s first-ever park-wide Family Day is on Saturday, March 21.

More than 20 cultural institutions will offer hands-on activities, music, performances and special programs for all ages throughout the day. Most events are free with museum admission.

Enjoy discounts to the San Diego Zoo, family art projects at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, plus free simulator rides at the Automotive Museum and many other exciting activities.


  • Event Date:  Saturday
  • Event Time:  10:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m.
  • Event Name: Zirk Ubu's Circophilia
  • Event Location: Spin Nightclub, 2028 Hancock St. San Diego, CA 92110 – (619) 294-9590

Event description:  Part circus and part mystery cult, Zirk Ubu brings together a visionary amalgam of performance genres.

Welcome to our world of irrepressible bedlam, where performance art, circus skills, masking, puppetry and story telling continually recombine to offer unexpected delights.
Immerse yourself in this glimmer-realm of unconstrained joy!

The Zirk Ubu collective came together out of a deep, uncontrollable need for anarchic play.  Join them in an unreal adventure of expression.

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