St. Paddy’s Fest at Balboa Park; Coronado Patch Party at BE Styled; Book Signing at Bay Books

Don't miss the Patch Party at BE Styled from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday.

You can break out your green on Saturday (you don’t want to be pinched) or enjoy an all-day music fest in Point Loma.

We’ve got the best bets to entertain and enthrall you from March 10-13, whether you want to stay close to Coronado or take a drive to find even more to do. This week, we feature a local author and opening day for a nearly two-week slate of Latino films.

Oh, and there’s a chance to meet little ole’ us. You know you want to!

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

Why Go: Local boy and conservationist Serge Dedina signs his new book. 

Price: Free.



Where/when: BE Styled, Coronado, 1 p.m. Saturday.

Why Go: Meet your Patch team, including editor Kimberly Cunningham, at a party featuring gifts for the first 50 guests, raffles, treats and free chair massages to work out those kinks. Come on by!

Price: Free.




Where/when: UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas, San Diego, 4 p.m. Thursday.

Why Go: The 18th annual San Diego Latino Film Festival opens with a dozen screenings and a launch party at the downtown W Hotel. The festival, which continues through March 20, features more than 180 films. Many of them include Q & A’s with the filmmakers or stars.

Price: $10 per screening, passes start at $35.



Where/when: Balboa Park, San Diego, 10:30 a.m., Saturday.

Why Go: Start celebrating the day when everyone claims to be Irish a little early. San Diego’s 31st St. Patrick’s Day parade starts at Juniper Street, just west of Balboa Park. An all-day festival in the park follows.

Price: Free.



Where/when: Liberty Station, San Diego, Saturday and Sunday.

Why Go: More than 50 acts are scheduled for IndieFest 7, a celebration of independent music, film and art. The music and the “Mental Eclectic” film festival take place Saturday from noon to 11 p.m. The film fest concludes Sunday. 

Price: $25, but some stages are free.