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
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
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
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