April Calendar of Events

Padres Home Games:
4/9-11: vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (opening day)
4/12-14: vs. Colorado Rockies
4/22-24: vs. Milwaukee Brewers
4/26-28: vs. San Francisco Giants

4/5-7: La Jolla Concours D'Elegance
Ellen Browning Scripps Park, La Jolla cove
Admission: $35-$40
Info: lajollaconcours.com
Hob nob with luxury-minded motor heads for a weekend of world-class auto shows, gourmet foods, expensive wines and watching crystal-covered contortionists form the shape of the front of a Duisenberg.

4/5-7: Goodguys Meguiar's Del Mar Nationals
Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar
Admission: $18
Info: good-guys.com/dmn
Get revved up for a weekend of hot-roddin,  classic cars for show and purchase, live music and a swap meets vibe.

4/6: Run Or Dye
Qualcomm Stadium, Mission Valley
Admission: $45-$50
Info: runordye.com
This fun-run, which involves participants throwing colored liquid on each other, confirms we're all gonna dye.

4/6-7: San Diego Crew Classic
Location: Crown Point Shores Park, Mission Bay
Admission: $12-$30
Info: crewclassic.org
Ripped rowers from across the country come together for this annual rowing event, which was formed in 1973 and has grown to be the world's largest regatta focusing on eight-oared skulls (long, skinny boats, in case you never saw Rob Lowe in Oxford Blues).

4/13: Neon Run
Qualcomm Stadium, Mission Valley
Admission: $49
Info: theneonrun.com
Wear your whitest and brightest to this UV-lit 5K run and be prepared to be showered in "glowing water" that's hopefully not radioactive.

4/14: Taste of College Area
Restaurants throughout College Area
Make your way around to the 20+ participating samplers on an Old Town Trolley shuttle service.

4/16: Taste of Point Loma
Restaurants throughout Point Loma
Admission: $20
Info: peninsulachamber.com
Hop on free shuttles and/or take a self-guided walking and food-sampling tour of restaurants throughout the Point.

4/18-20: World Triathlon
Fiesta Island, Mission Bay
Admission: $160-$215
Info: sandiego.triathlon.org
So you won't have to feel so out of shape by comparison, maybe just watch this one live at triathlonlive.tv.

4/19-21: Lakeside Rodeo
Lakeside Rodeo Grounds, Lakeside
Admission: $15-$20
Info: lakesiderodeo.com
The 49th annual Lakeside Rodeo will also feature the first annual rodeo golf tournament. It's a hee-haw hole in one, where the cowboys are sure to be nicer to the golf balls than they are to the ones hanging from the bulls they're riding. Mean!

4/20: Festival of Beers
Lafayette Hotel, University Heights
Admission: $25-$50
Info: sandiegomusicfoundation.org/beerfest
Drink local beer, support local music.

4/20: Taste of Hillcrest
Restaurants throughout Hillcrest
Admission: $30-$35
Info: fabuloushillcrest.com
This neighborhood restaurant-sampling experience has sold out the last eight years in a row, so snag your tickets quick.

4/21: EarthFair
Balboa Park
Admission: Free
Info: earthdayweb.org
Chill out with 60,000 (largely deodorant-less) planet lovers at the world's largest environmental fair

4/25-28: Art Alive 2013
The San Diego Museum of Art, Balboa Park
Admission: $20
Info: sdmart.org
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then these copycat flower arrangements of famous works of art are the perfect compliments.

4/27: Miss iTAN 2013
Stingaree, Gaslamp
Admission: Free with RSVP on website
Info: missitan.com
Jersey Shore alum JWOWW judges who's hot, who's not and who's been hitting the bronzer a little too hard.

4/27: Pacific Beach Charity Bocce Tournament
Vacation Isle, Mission Bay
Admission: $50 individual, $160 team
Info: pacificbeach.org
If bowling and a billiards game met for drinks at the beach and then hooked up, this Bocce tournament would be their love child.

4/27-28: Escondido Renaissance Faire
Felicita County Park, Escondido
Admission: $17-$27
Info: goldcoastfestivals.com
Pull out ye olde foam sword and swing hard at whomever said Renaissance Faire fanatics never get laid... then go home alone.

4/27-28: International Mobil Film Festival
Grossmont College, El Cajon
Admission: $10-$30
Info: mobilfilmfestival.com
A cell phone video contest where the winner BETTER NOT BE SHOOTING VERTICALLY!

4/27-28: San Diego Wine Show
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar
Admission: $55-$90
Info: sandiegowineshow.com
Swirl 'n' sniff hundreds of vino samples from many of the West Coast's finest wineries.

4/27-28: Photo Video West
Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar
Admission: $12-$20
Info: sandiegophotoexpo.com
Check out the largest photo show on the West Coast, where thousands of pros and amateurs converge to learn, network and share tricks of the trade while ogling the latest camera equipment.

4/27-28 Mission Federal ArtWalk
W. Beech St. and Kettner Blvd., Little Italy
Admission: Free
Info: missionfederalartwalk.org
More than 350 visual artists, musicians and performers take over 17 blocks of Little Italy.


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