It’s a weekend full of shows in San Diego! The American Girl Fashion Show (pictured at right) is sure to delight your own little American girl. For the younger set, Dora the Explorer is on the screen and in person as part of the Latino Film Festival. And while Dr. Seuss’ birthday has passed, you can still check out a great Dr. Seuss play. Oh, and don’t forget to spring (your clocks) forward by an hour. Daylight Savings Time begins on March 11.

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San Diego

American Girl Fashion Show
If your little girl is an American Girl doll fan, this fashion show is for her. Watch girls and their dolls walk down the runway, showing off styles of yesterday and today. The models will sport sleepwear, day wear and special occasion clothing that the American Girl dolls might have worn. Sat., 2:00 pm. Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall. $35-$100. 6 and over. Event Details.

Dora the Explorer 
As part of the San Diego Latino Film Festival, Nick Jr. presents Dora the Explorer and Diego on the big screen. But then the characters come to life and step into the lobby of the theater, where your kids can have their pictures taken with their favorite characters. Sun., 11:00 am. UltraStar in Mission Valley. $3 for children/$5 for adults. All ages. Event Details.

Seussical the Musical
Dr. Seuss’s birthday celebration may have been on March 2, but the fun continues with a great Dr. Seuss play about Horton the Elephant, who must both protect his friend and guard an abandoned egg. See Thing 1 and Thing 2, the Cat in the Hat and more! Sat., 2:00 pm. Pacific Beach Middle School. $6 – $15. All ages. Event Details.

North County

California Baby & Kidz Expo
Don’t miss San Diego’s premier event for moms, babies and kids. Parents can get info on schools, vacations, camps, birthdays, toys, clothes, kids’ theater, entertainment, health and wellness, and more. Kids will have a great time with hands-on activities, face painting, balloons and story time. Don’t miss the Diaper Derby and Toddler Derby! Sat., 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Del Mar Fairgrounds. Free for kids 12 and under/$10 for adults. All ages. Event Details.

Legoland Water Park Season Opening 
Ready or not, it’s spring! And with the new season comes water park fun. Legoland is opening this weekend, which means your kids can break out their bathing suits and build Lego rafts and float down the river, play in the Splash Zoo, which was made for kiddos between 1 and 3 years old, and more. Sat., 12:00 pm. Legoland. $15. All ages. Event Details.

Kiwanis Ugly Dog Contest
There’s nothing cuter than… an ugly dog. No, really, you’ve heard the saying it’s so ugly it’s cute, right? Well, if you have an ugly (cute) dog, enter him into the Ugly Dog contest this Sunday. Or just go for the fun!  All proceeds with benefit a local humane society. Sun., 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Del Mar Fairgrounds. $2 for children 12 and under/$8 for adults. All ages. Event Details.

— Laura Willard