San Diego: This Weekend (April 19-22)

Top events around town this weekend include BAYKED by the Bay, the San Diego Comic Fest, the San Diego Mac and Cheese Beerfest and the 48th Chicano Park Day Celebration.

4.19-21: Josh Wolf 

“How much Mexican food have I had since I’ve been in San Antonio, you ask? Well, I just apologized to a toilet. So, there’s that.” — Josh Wolf on Twitter

@ The American Comedy Co., americancomedyco.com 

4.20-22: Donnell Rawlings  

“Black people, we’ve got to get some unity, man, and start showing love for each other. Every other race look out for each other. Italians look out for Italians; Irish look out for Irish; Jews look out for Jews. Black people, we look out for the cops.” — Donnell Rawlings on The Comedy Shaq

@ The Comedy Store, thecomedystore.com/la-jolla

4.20: Dubloadz 

Dubloadz, aka DJ/producer Dave Nardolilli, released his debut full length, Dubloadz and the 9000 Ghosts, last year. It features collaborations with Sullivan King, Virtual Riot, Anuka, and more. New single, Salt, is out now. — Scott McDonald  

@ Bassmnt, bassmntsd.com 

4.20: BAYKED by the Bay

Celebrate 4/20 during this inaugural event celebrating music (with a performance by Wyclef Jean), munchies and cannabis culture — although legally, no marijuana is allowed at the event. — Jennifer Ianni

Embarcadero Marina Park North, downtown, baykedsd.com

4.20-22: Sixth Annual San Diego Comic Fest

Following a Frankenstein theme this year (in honor of the book’s 200th anniversary), this geeky gathering includes panels, an artists’ alley, plus plenty of cosplayers enjoying a more intimate experience than that convention in July offers. — Michael Benninger

Town & Country Resort, Mission Valley, sdcomicfest.org

4.21: Rich The Kid 

He’s been releasing mixtapes since 2013, but Queens rapper Rich The Kid (aka Dimitri Roger) didn’t sign with Interscope Records until last year. So far in 2018, the 25-year-old producer and songwriter has already guested on 10 singles and just released his debut studio album, The World Is Yours. It features guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, Khalid, Lil Wayne, and more. — Scott McDonald 

@ Bassmnt, bassmntsd.com 

4.21: San Diego Mac and Cheese Beerfest

This after-dark, outdoor event includes complimentary samples of more than 60 craft beers, plus two stages of live music and small portions of mac ‘n’ cheese from a dozen local chefs. — Michael Benninger

Lane Field (near Broadway Pier), downtown
cheeseandbeerfest.com

4.21: East Village Sessions

Do you have workout ADD? Then head to the East Village and participate in one (or more) of five different workout events, all for free! Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. with classes starting at 8 a.m. with yoga sculpt. Health and wellness vendors will also be on hand.

888 J St., East Village, eventbrite.com

4.21: Chris Liebing 

German techno-house DJ Chris Liebing is also a radio host and the founder of the CLR record label. Liebing regularly posts new music to his SoundCloud page. — Scott McDonald 

@ Bang Bang, bangbangsd.com 

4.21: San Diego County Credit Union Walk MS: San Diego 2018

Do your part to end multiple sclerosis once and for all by walking with friends, loved ones and co-workers to change the world for everyone affected by this debilitating disease. — Michael Benninger

Liberty Station, Point Loma, nationalmssociety.org 

4.21: Game Day and BBQ

Chef Hanis Cavin of Carnitas Snack Shack is pulling out all the stops during this afternoon filled with the chef manning the BBQ, plus ping pong, giant Jenga, trivia etc.

2632 University Ave., North Park, carnitassnackshack.com

4.21: ABOUT-FACE opening reception

Help launch the San Diego Art Institute's newest exhibition, featuring an exploration of representation sexuality, gender and hearitage from seven artists (including UCSD MFA graduate Lorna Simpson). The exhibition will run through June 3.

San Diego Art Institute, Balboa Park, sandiego-art.org

4.21: Inaugural Temecula Blues Festival

Eight bluesy bands make up the lineup for this first-year, rain-or-shine event, which will also showcase some of the neighborhood’s most notable food vendors. — Michael Benninger

Civic Center Plaza, Old Town Temecula, temeculabluesfestival.com

4.21: Bikes, Boards and Brews

Celebrate the beach culture of Pacific Beach during this ninth annual event that will provide beer tasters, food pairings from local restaurants, a bike show and local artists. 

Crown Point Park, Mission Bay, pacificbeach.org/events

4.21: Solana Haze Can Release

Pizza Port Brewing Company will release a limited supply of their fruity and tropical 5.7 percent hazy IPA. The beer is only available at Pizza Port pub locations, with 16 ounce six-packs for sale. The sale will start the 21st and once they are gone, they are gone. — Stacy Marquez

Various locations, pizzaport.com

4.21: Ninth Annual Boob Ride

Bike for boobs at this fundraising event supporting breast-cancer patients, then cheers to your ride at Tidewater Tavern during the event’s after-party. — Michael Benninger

Fletcher Cove Park, Solana Beach, theboobride.org

4.21: 2nd Annual Pacific Rim Festival

Celebrate some of the Pacific Rim’s many cultures and countries during this free community event featuring food, live music, workshops and demonstrations. — Michael Benninger

Bayside Park, Chula Vista, pacificrimfest.com

4.21: 16th Annual Creek to Bay Cleanup

Join more than 6,500 volunteers at 100+ locations to help remove litter and otherwise beautify San Diego’s various waterways. — Michael Benninger

Sites throughout San Diego County, creektobay.org

4.21: 48th Chicano Park Day Celebration

This free, family-friendly event includes traditional music, Aztec indigenous dances, a lowrider car show, plus performances by ballet folklórico groups and numerous live bands. — Michael Benninger

Chicano Park, Logan Heights, chicano-park.com

4.21-22: Tequila and Taco Music Festival

Let the good times flow along with mas tequila (sampling of the top-shelf spirit on Saturday only) and tacos while soaking in the sun along the San Diego Bay. 

Embarcadero Marina Park South, Marina District, tequilaandtacomusicfestival.com

4.21-22: Coronado Flower Show

Feast your eyes on flowers — and save the rest of your senses for the food pavilion and beer and wine garden — at this floral affair. — Michael Benninger

Spreckels Park, Coronado, coronadoflowershow.com

4.22: Earthfair 2018

Sixty-thousand visitors and 300 exhibitors earn this event the title of the world’s largest, free annual environmental fair. — Michael Benninger

Throughout Balboa Park, earthdayweb.org

4.22: La Jolla Shores 5K Run/Walk

This scenic and hilly course follows the last 3.1 miles of the La Jolla half-marathon course, beginning near Scripps Pier and winding through La Jolla Shores before wrapping up at the Cove. — Michael Benninger

La Jolla Shores, inmotionevents.com 

4.22: Autism Awareness Bar Crawl

Don your best wormburner duds and make your way through six Gaslamp-area bars and restaurants, each offering small bites, cocktails and golf-themed challenges, during this pub crawl that benefits Include Autism.

Crawl kicks off at Mezé Greek Fusion, 345 Sixth Ave., Gaslamp, crawl4autism.com

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