Entertainment options you and your wallet will love

As the month of love and friendship draws to an end, your wallet may be a bit lighter if you have splurged on your sweetheart. Worry not, however. Given the splendor of our city and binational region, you can always find activities that are tasty, fine and affordable that won’t bust your budget. We will share some of these options, which we call “Bueno, bonito y barato” in Spanish, in this space.

The arrival of March and the anticipation of spring offer us opportunities to explore new, interesting locales, or rediscover old ones.

After a week stuffed with studying, lectures and tests, what better way to start the weekend than with a good taco? For 20 years, the Mexican restaurant Pokez, on the corner of 10th and E downtown, has served traditional and vegetarian cuisine. The young Reyes family offers well-served dishes in an artistic, musical and culinary environment emblematic the urban of San Diego. For just ten bucks, you can share some nachos, Mexican pizza or a quesadilla, while listening to tunes from the jukebox, a satisfying meal indeed.

If you’re 21, and like first-rate jazz, every Friday at night you can hear our great jazz trumpet player, Gilbert Castellanos, at the Plaza Bar of the Westgate Hotel on Broadway, between 2nd and 3rd Streets. He’s recognized globally as one of the foremost performers and composers of this genre. Time it right, and you can take advantage of Happy Hour prices, with artistic beverages for seven dollars each, and enjoy a gem of a musician, in our very own city.

If you want to save gas, hop on the trolley to San Ysidro. On March 7, the art space called The Front, at 147 W. San Ysidro Boulevard, celebrates its Seventh Annual Women’s Day event, on the eve in International Women’s Day. The free festival, which has the theme of “Sanctuary,” features 45 female visual and performing artists from both sides of the border, a market, food, beverages and music. Even your mother would like this event.

We invite you to share your favorite “tasty, fine and affordable” options with City’s community by writing us at [email protected] .

Read the Spanish translation here.