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San Diego: This Weekend (April 20-23)

This weekend is jam-packed with activities including Life In Color, comedian Lil Duval and Earth Day festivities.

This weekend is jam-packed with activities including Life In Color, comedian Lil Duval and Earth Day festivities.

4.21: Gary Owen

“If you’re a white guy and you’re sleeping with a black girl, there’s only one way you know if you’re putting it down like you should. Don’t listen to ‘Oh, you’re the biggest. You’re the best.’ Don’t listen to that—she says that to everybody. Don’t listen to that. The only way you know is, in the middle of sex, she grabs the back of your head, looks you dead in the face, and calls you the n-word. When you can make her ass forget you’re white, that’s when you know you’re putting it down.” — Gary Owen on I Agree with Myself

@ House of Blues, houseofblues.com/sandiego

Gary Owen. (Samantha Annis)

 

4.21: Julian Jordan

This 21-year-old Dutch DJ has already collaborated with EDM powerhouses like Sander van Doorn and Martin Garrix in his young career. And he’s apparently wasting no time in 2017. He’s already released two singles this year: “Always” with CHOCO and “Say Love” with Sj.  

@ Omnia, omnianightclub.com

Julian Jordan. (Courtesy photo)

 

April 21-23: Lil Duval

“I’m cheap as hell. Going to the mall with me is just like going to a museum. All we doing is looking and admiring. And I’m the tour guide.” — Lil Duval on Cedric the Entertainer’s Starting Lineup

@ American Comedy Co., americancomedyco.com

Lil Duval. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

 

4.22 The Boob Ride

This bike ride for breast-cancer awareness begins and ends in Solana Beach, offering routes for various levels of riders.

Solana Beach, theboobride.org

The Boob Ride. (Courtesy photo)

 

4.22 Chicano Park Day

Head to Barrio Logan to celebrate the 47th anniversary of Chicano Park, a neighborhood icon and now a designated National Historic Landmark. The colorful murals featured at the park have been noted on PACIFIC as some of the city’s top street art to check out (read the full story here). The free event, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., will feature traditional music and dance, plus various speakers from the community.

Chicano Park (located in the Logan Heights community, south of downtown San Diego under the San Diego-Coronado Bridge). chicano-park.com

 

4.22: San Diego CityBeat Festival of Beers

Live musicians band together with an orchestration of craft ales and lagers to raise money for the San Diego Music Foundation at this annual outdoor brew-haha.

The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows, 2223 El Cajon Blvd., North Park, 1 p.m. (VIP) & 2 p.m. (General Admission). citybeatbeerfest.com

City Beat Festival of Beers. (Courtesy photo)

 

4.22 The Great Inflatable Race San Diego

Run, jump and bounce through an incredible course of inflatable obstacles.

Qualcomm Stadium, Mission Valley, thegreatinflatablerace.com

The Great Inflatable Race. (Courtesy photo)

 

4.22 Cabrillo Under the Stars

Get a rare chance to see Cabrillo National Monument late at night while enjoying gourmet grub, craft beer and live music under the stars.

Cabrillo National Monument, Point Loma, cnmf.org

Cabrillo Under the Stars. (Courtesy photo)

 

4.22: EDX

Swiss-born Italian DJ and producer Maurizio Colella (aka EDX) released his latest single, “Dharma,” in February, and alongside Nora En Pure, released a remix of Alok’s “Hear Me Now” last month.

@ Omnia, omnianightclub.com

EDX. (Courtesy photo)

 

4.22 Earth Day

There are SO many ways to give back to your community and help keep it beautiful for generations to come. Check out our list of Earth Day events that help give back to our community here.

Volunteers pulled garbage from the Sweetwater Riverbed in National City as part of 2015 Creek to Bay Cleanup. (Misael Virgen/Union-Tribune)

 

4.22-23: Life In Color

This 18-and-up, two-night, EDM paint-party extravaganza celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Life In Color concert series. It features N.Y.-based EDM trio Cash Cash, Canadian turntablist A-Trak, British DJ/producer Rusko and more. Read more about the event and how it got its start here.

@ Valley View Casino Center, valleyviewcasinocenter.com

Life in Color. (Kingdom Photo)

 

4.23 La Jolla Shores 5K

Soak in seaside views while completing a hilly course that begins at La Jolla Shores Drive and runs along North Torrey Pines Road, Prospect Avenue and Coast Boulevard.

La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, lajollahalfmarathon.com

Take in sweeping views of the La Jolla coastline. (Rich Cruise)

 

4.23 EarthFair in Balboa Park

Join other caring citizens of the planet in Balboa Park for what’s being billed as “the largest free annual environmental fair in the world.” 

Balboa Park, earthdayweb.org

People look at a display of food found in dumpsters, put on by San Diego 350, to explain how food waste contributes to climate change during the Earth Day celebration at Balboa Park2016. (Hayne Palmour IV/Union-Tribune)

 

4.23 Crafts and Drafts

Head down to the Midway District to Bay City Brewing and enjoy crafts from local artisans and new brews. The outdoor area of Bay City Brewing will be transformed for the better half of a day (noon to 6 p.m.) to showcase handmade products, including beer candles and ale-inspired attire. Two new brews will be on tap, In My Younger Haze (a hazy-style IPA) and The Sin Ship (a Baltic porter).

Bay City Brewing, 3760 Hancock St., Midway District

Bay City Brewing will host Crafts and Drafts on April 23. (Jared Gase)

 

4.23 Fallbrook Avocado Festival

For 31 years Fallbrook has been celebrating the wonderful avocado. This year’s free event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday brings together art, entertainment, contests, and of course, lots and lots of avocados to eat.

Main Street between E. Mission Road and Fallbrook Street in Fallbrook, fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org

Avocados take center stage at the 31st annual Avocado Festival in Fallbrook. (Union-Tribune file photo)

 

San Diego Padres home games

4.20 vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

4.21-23 vs. Florida Marlins

Petco Park, downtown, sandiego.padres.mlb.com

Yangervis Solarte #26 of the San Diego Padres tags out Brandon Drury #27 of the Arizona Diamondbacks as he tries to steal second base during the second inning of a baseball game at PETCO Park on April 19, 2017. (Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

 

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