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San Diego: This Weekend (April 27-30)

With so much going on around San Diego this weekend, there’s no excuse to be bored. Top events include a Chocolate Festival, Art Alive, Adams Avenue Unplugged and the Tacos & Beer 5K.

With so much going on around San Diego this weekend, there’s no excuse to be bored. Top events include a Chocolate Festival, Art Alive, Adams Avenue Unplugged and the Tacos & Beer 5K.

4.27 Dining Out for Life

We all have to eat, so why done dine and give back to the community? During Dining Out for Life, participating restaurants around San Diego County will donate 25-100% of their day’s checks to help support essential programs at The San Diego LGBT Community Center. For more information and to see a full list of participating restaurants, go here.

Various locations,

Dining Out For Life San Diego will be on April 27. (Courtesy photo)


4.28: Lil Jon

The Grammy-winning King of Crunk returns to San Diego. The DJ and actor released the single “Take It Off” with Yandel and Becky G last year, and recently appeared on AMC’s Walking Dead discussion show, Talking Dead, to speak about sixth-season episode “Hostiles and Calamities.”

Omnia, 454 Sixth Ave., downtown.

Lil Jon. (Courtesy photo)


4.28: UZ

Little is known about the true identity of the constantly masked DJ, but he did just team with Two Fresh for the release of the single “Stockholm White (feat. Elliphant)” in February. His new EP, “Moments of Life,” is out this month.

Bassmnt,919 Fourth Ave., downtown.

UZ. (Courtesy photo)


4.28: Louis Futon

Building his name on official remixes for the likes of Future, Logic, Mos Def, Wiz Khalifa and more, this 23-year-old Philadelphia-based DJ just released his latest single, “Surreal (feat. RKCB),” last month.  

Bang Bang, 526 Market St., downtown.

Louis Futon. (Courtesy photo)


4.28-29: Orny Adams

“Let me tell you where it all started for me. I was up in wine country, where you go from vineyard to vineyard with your cup. It’s basically trick-or-treating for adults. I was so drunk by the end of the day I was knocking on people’s houses. They’re like, ‘We’re not even a vineyard.’ I said, ‘I don’t care. You’ve got a big backyard, you must be growing something. Let’s go! Fill it up! And don’t be cheap on the pour.” — Orny Adams on Takes the Third

The Comedy Store, 916 Pearl St., La Jolla.

Orny Adams. (Courtesy photo)


4.28-30 Art Alive

More than 100 floral designers will transform some of the San Diego Museum of Art’s most iconic art pieces into floral displays at the 36th annual “Art Alive” exhibition. The floral exhibit will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday. In addition to the museum exhibition, there will be various other events to take part in over the weekend. For full details about the weekend’s activities, go here.

San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park, 619.232.7931.

Portrait of a Boy at the Spanish Court was part of the 2016 Art Alive event at the San Diego Museum of Art. (Courtesy photo)


4.29 Adams Avenue Unplugged

Watch 100 musical acts perform live on stages inside 30 restaurants, bars, coffee shops and art galleries along Adams Avenue.

Adams Avenue, Normal Heights and Kensington.

4/25/15 Adams Avenue Unplugged (Jared Gase)


4.29: Stööki Sound & Joker

The London-based, hip-hop and trap DJ/production duo Stööki Sound (DJ Lukey and Jelacee) joins forces with the Slovenian-born, Austria-based DJ Joker for a dual performance in San Diego.

Bassmnt,919 Fourth Ave., downtown.

Stööki Sound & Joker. (Jennica Abrams)


4.29-30 Mission Federal ArtWalk

For two days from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Mission Federal ArtWalk will fill 17 blocks in Little Italy with artwork from hundreds of artists — everything from photography, to canvas paintings, to sculptures and pottery. Keep an eye out for San Diego featured artists Moni Blom, Jason Humphrey and Michael Summers.

India Street and various cross streets between Beech and Grape Streets,

Thousands strolled Little Italy’s art filled streets on Sunday during the 2015 Mission Federal ArtWalk. (Nancee E. Lewis)



4.30 Tacos & Beer 5K

Tacos, Baja beer garden, live mariachi music, mechanical bull and piñatas make crossing the finish line worth it.

Embarcadero Marina Park South,

Tacos N Beer 5k. (Courtesy photo)


4.30 Chocolate Festival

Climb aboard historic ships along the San Diego Harbor and indulge in chocolate delights from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sixth annual Chocolate Festival will have more than 15 vendors showcasing the sweet treat — there’s even a place for make-your-own chocolate pizza — plus wine or beer pairings, and live baking and cooking demonstrations. Additional opportunities are available to sail around the bay for an extra fee.

San Diego Maritime Museum, 1492 North Harbor Dr., downtown.

Demonstrators with the Mars Chocolate History Ambassadors show the historical process of how chocolate used based on a recipe from the 1750’s to be made into a drink. The demonstrations were during the 2013 Chocolate Festival held at the Maritime Museum of San Diego. (Union-Tribune file photo)


4.30 Sunset Yoga & Fireside Social

There have been some incredible sunsets in San Diego this week, so why not enjoy the view while taking a calming breath. This event, hosted by Yoga Six and Xanadu Life, provides yogis with silent disco headphones to help drown out the world and focus on their practice and the beautiful surroundings.

L’Auberge, 1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar.

Yoga Six and Xanadu Life will host a Sunset Yoga & Fireside Social at L’Auberge Del Mar. (Courtesy photo)



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