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Get Cultured in San Diego with Film Festivals, Green Festivities, and Family Fun

Spring is in the air in San Diego! With longer days and warmer weather, we have some great suggestions on how to enjoy your week; from film festivals to St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, and some free family art fun, this week is sure to be a busy one!

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The 18th annual San Diego Latino Film Festival is happening now through Saturday, March 20th in San Diego. It features 185 documentaries, feature films, animations and shorts - as well as parties, talks with he filmmakers, and more. The festival is being held at UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas and tickets are still available for purchase. General admission tickets are $10 or you can purchase a $90 film pass, which includes entrance to 11 films, no waiting in lines, and VIP seating. Support the local arts and come out to enjoy the San Diego Latino Film Festival this week!

This Thursday is St. Patrick’s Day and San Diego just happens to throw one of the greenest parties this side of Dublin! shamROCK is happening from 4pm-midnight in the Gaslamp on F street between 5th and 7th Avenues, 6th Avenue between E and G Streets and G Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. shamROCK features 3 stages with live entertainment, Irish music, gogo dancers, DJ’s, Irish food, green beer and Irish whiskey. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 on the day of the event, and include all your food, drink, and entertainment, plus no cover charges at over 20 Gaslamp nightclubs and restaurants. Another great feature of shamROCK is their designated driver program, which offers free rides home anywhere in San Diego County to anyone with a shamROCK wristband. So you can party as much as you want, even if you’re not really Irish!

This Sunday is Free Family Art Day at the Oceanside Museum of Art. From 1-4pm, you can bring the whole family down to make spring flower sculptures out of a myriad of different materials. Families are encouraged to visit two of the current exhibitions on display: Botanicals: The Photography of Imogen Cunningham, and Islands of Color: Polynesian Quilts to get inspiration for their own works of art. Children of all ages are invited to participate and absolutely no previous art experience is necessary to be a part of the fun.

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