Liquid-Nitrogen Ice Cream. CSI Meets CSU. Dolphins and You. Intrigued? Have a child who might be, too? Then a big festival kick-off this weekend might be the answer.
Your choices, near Coronado and in San Diego, include the San Diego Science Festival, a jam-packed week of activities celebrating every aspect of science you could imagine. The ice cream, CSI and dolphin questions all will be tackled at San Diego State Saturday.
Other events include a big community telethon, a plethora of plays and some skilled extreme-sports stars.
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BEST BETS CLOSE TO HOME
- Where/when: Coronado High School, Coronado, 5 p.m. Wednesday.
- Why Go: Performers from Coronado schools will provide music and entertainment as the community attempts to raise $160,000 for city schools at its 23rd annual telethon.
- Price: Free.
- Where/when: North Beach, Coronado, 6 p.m. Sunday.
- Why Go: Coronado School of the Arts students perform at Sacred Sky Sacred Earth, an evening of art, dance and music on the sand set to coincide with the vernal equinox, or the beginning of spring.
- Price: Free.
BEST BETS, A LITTLE FARTHER OUT
- Where/when: Casa del Prado Theater, Balboa Park, San Diego, Thursday through Sunday.
- Why Go: San Diego Junior Theatre wraps up two productions this weekend: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and The Fantastic Mr. Fox.
- Price: $8-14.
- Where/when: Balboa Park, San Diego State and various sites, San Diego, 9 a.m., Saturday.
- Why Go: To encounter all manner of science demonstrations and experiments at the sprawling San Diego Science Festival, which continues through March 26 at several area venues. To begin, San Diego State hosts a day of engineering feats, at 9 a.m. Balboa Park's Science Family Day, at museums and other areas in the park, starts at 11 a.m.
- Price: Free at San Diego State, varies at other sites.
- Where/when: YMCA Krause Family Center Skate & Bike Park, San Diego, 11 a.m. Saturday.
- Why Go: Join with the top names in skateboarding and BMX riding at the Clash at Clairemont, a benefit for cancer patients and their families. Watch pros and amateurs try tough stunts and pick up some freebies to boot.
- Price: Minimum $10 donation.