Get Out

It’s a jam-packed weekend in San Diego. Big fests are busting out all over, just as we hope spring will be soon. Enthusiasts of all stripes are descending upon the region, from yoga practioners and birders to Civil War re-enactors and do-it-yourself home improvers.

We’ve got the best bets for you from March 3-6, whether you want to stay near Coronado or take a drive to find even more to do.

This week, we feature a novelist coming to town and a range of choices for good music.

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CLOSER TO HOME

BUSINESS MINGLING

Where/when: Cafe Tazza, Chula Vista, 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Why Go: The South County Chamber of Commerce hosts its monthly mixer. Plus, you can meet fellow businesspeople while snagging a 15 percent discount on menu items.

Price: Free.

LIVE MUSIC AT THE FIREHOUSE

Where/when: Coronado Firehouse Bar & Grill, Coronado, 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

Why Go: To enjoy drink specials and sample the bar’s fare while listening to different bands and DJs each night.

Price: Free.

NOVELIST WITH A PEDIGREE

Where/when: Bay Books, Coronado, 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Why Go: Author Monte Schulz appears to discuss his new book, “The Last Rose of Summer,” set in 1929, about a trio of women related by marriage who clash as they face a threatening storm. He’s the eldest son of Charles M. Schulz, of “Peanuts” fame.

Price: Free.

A LITTLE FARTHER AFIELD

IF MORE THAN SPRING CLEANING IS ON YOUR MIND

Where/when: Spring Home & Garden Show, Del Mar Fairgrounds, Friday through Sunday.

Why Go: To see the latest in home and garden design, get some ideas and lessons for renovations and meet experts who can help solve that nagging fix-it problem.

Price: $1 to $8; discounts are available.

MUSIC FEST

Where/when: San Diego Air & Space Museum, San Diego, 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday.

Why Go: For the Radius Festival, where top dance performers in the electronic, techno, dubstep and trance genres will take the stage.

Price: $60-$155.

NAMASTE

Where/when: Hilton San Diego Bayfront, San Diego, 9 a.m., Saturday.

Why Go: Join in a mass yoga-a-thon to benefit City of Hope, which is trying to encourage the use of the mind-body exercise to help those with chronic illnesses. Five yoga experts will teach the classes.

Price: $20-$40.