It’s a weekend full of acrobats, dogs, symphony and sea life! Head to the Birch Aquarium at Scripps for their special SEA Days: Ocean Love program where kids learn all about whales. Join the Humane Society to learn all about loving your pet, or grab the pup and participate in the 5K Paw Walk at the San Diego Botanic Garden. Learn about the science behind the symphony at an afternoon of education and music at Copley Symphony Hall. And see acrobats and circus extravaganza at Circus Vargas iLUMINOUS. Have a great weekend!
Photo: Circus Vargas
Baseball Field Day
Ripken Baseball and Sports Authority are collaborating to host two free Field Days to provide fun training exercises that incorporate educational lessons and encompass the joys of baseball. All registered Field Day participants will receive on-field instruction from Ripken Baseball coaches and engage in a variety of skill stations focused on infield, outfield, pitching, hitting and agility fundamentals. Sat. and Sun., 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Cadman Park, Free. Ages 6-12. Event details.
Symphology: The Science of Sound
Do you know the science behind how musicians create beautiful music? Find out in this family festival concert hat blends science and symphony. Sat., 1 p.m., Copley Symphony Hall, Cost varies. All ages. Event details.
Peppa Pig’s Big Splash!
This fun live show is based on the popular television series on Nick Jr. It highlights familiar and original songs, as well as features an interactive sing-along. Sat., 5 p.m., Balboa Theatre, Prices vary. All ages. Event details.
Circus Vargas: iLUMINOUS
See the world premiere of Circus Vargas presents iLUMINOUS, an all-new, high-energy extravaganza that illuminates the wonders of modern life and the imagination of every child at heart. Be wowed by death-defying stunts, flying aerialists, exhilarating acrobats, and uproarious clowns under a music filled, blue and yellow Big Top. Kids can learn circus skills at the free, interactive preshow 30 minutes before each performance. After the show meet and take pictures with our performers. Fri.-Sun., times vary by day, Del Mar Fairgrounds, $15-$70/person. All ages. Event details.
Escondido Roots Series Presents: Korea
This event will feature cultural performances and activities that highlight the diverse traditions of Korea. The afternoon will include storytelling by Marilyn McPhie, dance performances by The Silver Wings, drum performances by SD Korean Pungmul School and KUMC Nanta Team (Korean United Methodist Church), and martial arts by the Eldred’s School of Martial Arts. Sat., 2 – 4 p.m., San Diego Children’s Museum, Free. All ages. Event details.
SEA Days: Ocean Love
Love is in the air – and the ocean – this month. It’s the time of year when whales are calving, birds are nesting, and fish are spawning. Learn about ocean “love” from experts at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Sat., 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Birch Aquarium at Scripps, $12.50-$17/person. All ages. Event details.
5K Paw Walk in the Garden
Take a stroll with your dog and enjoy pet-related vendors, food and treats. A great event for dog lovers and families! Sat., 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., San Diego Botanic Garden, $12 – $24/person. All ages. Event details.
What are you doing this weekend? Tell us in the comments!
— Leah R. Singer