21 Things to Do This Weekend

"Six weeks ago, I spotted a hipster. If you don't know about hipsters, what they are is the human version of bed bugs. If you see one, there's probably 40 more under your bed judging your music." -Dan Soder on The Half Hour
4.28-30: Dan Soder @ American Comedy Co., americancomedyco.com

 

4.29: Immortal Technique @ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com
Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg and this rapper were among those featured in Ice-T's 2012 documentary, Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap.

 

4.29: Dada Life @ OMNIA San Diego, omnianightclub.com
Electro house Swedes known for their love of bananas and champagne.

4.29-5.1: Art Alive 2016
The San Diego Museum of Art (SDMA)
1450 El Prado, Balboa Park
619.232.7931, sdmart.org
Spring into the 35th celebration of Art Alive, SDMA's annual fundraiser featuring more than 100 floral interpretations of works from the museum's permanent collection.

 

4.29-5.15: Noises Off
Welk Theatre San Diego
8860 Lawrence Welk Dr., Escondido
888.802.7469, welkresorts.com
This comedy-within-a-comedy centers around the opening night of Nothing's On, a farce of a performance that's bound to flop as its cast appears hopeless to pull its act together backstage.

 

4/29-9/4: "Brush and Ink"
The San Diego Museum of Art (SDMA)
1450 El Prado, Balboa Park
619.232.7931, sdmart.org
Travel through time, from the 15th century to present day via this exhibit of Chinese ink paintings, scrolls and fans - and contemporary works by Chinese artist Pan Gongkai, the show's curator.

 

4.30: 3LAU @ Valley View Casino Center, lifeincolor.com

Valley View Casino Center, Point Loma
valleyviewcasinocenter.com

Expect to be entertained by aerialists and acrobats - and EDMer 3LAU - while being blasted by neon paint cannons at this paint party/rave. Also features performances by DJs Audien and Grandtheft.

 

4.30: Ocean Commotion
Campland on the Bay, Mission Bay
sdcoastkeeper.org

Oceanside folk rock trio The Barnwell Shift headlines this outdoor music festival, where partygoers can enjoy local beers along the bay to benefit San Diego Coastkeeper's clean-water efforts.

4.30: Flatbush Zombies @ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com
On March 11, this hip-hop group dropped its debut album, 3001: A Laced Odyssey.

 

4.30-5.1: Mission Federal ArtWalk
Ash and Grape Street, Little Italy
artwalksandiego.org

Nearly 400 visual and performing artists will show and sell across 17 blocks in Little Italy during this free two-day event. Meet the event's featured artists and see their works in "Strokes of Genius," page 56.

 

4.30-5.1: Adams Avenue Unplugged
Adams Avenue, Normal Heights
adamsavenuebusiness.com

More than 150 bands and artists will perform on 25 stages spread along a two-mile stretch of Adams Avenue in one of the city's most rockin' weekends of the year.

 

4.30-5.1: International Mobil Film Festival
San Diego Innovation Center, Miramar
internationalmobilefilmfestival.com

Mingle with the filmmakers behind the 42 flicks shot exclusively on cell phones at this fifth annual film screening and red carpet event.

4/30-8/28: "Best of Nature"
San Diego Natural History Museum
1788 El Prado, Balboa Park
619.232.3821, sdnhm.org
Amateur and professional photographers from around the world submit their landscape and nature-centric imagery for judging in this annual competition. (A 2015 entry seen here.)

 

5.1: Miracle Babies 5K, NTC Park at Liberty Station, Point Loma
miraclebabies.org

Walk or run this 5K dressed as your favorite superhero to fight for families with little ones in the NICU.

 

5.1: Spring Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon, South Shores Park, Mission Bay
kozevents.com

Think of the continental breakfast, beer garden and live entertainment waiting at the finish line when completing this triathlon's quarter-mile swim, 10-mile bike ride and 3-mile run.

 

5.1: Chris Stapleton @ Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay, humphreysconcerts.com

In November, Justin Timberlake joined this country artist onstage at the Country Music Awards to perform Stapleton's hit "Tennessee Whiskey."

 

5.1: Puscifer @ Copley Symphony Hall, sandiegosymphony.org

Alt. rockers on the road to promote their recent album, Money Shot, which dropped in October.

5.1: Carlsbad Village Faire, Grand Ave., Carlsbad
carlsbad.org

International cuisines, a beer- and-wine garden, entertainment and nearly 1,000 vendors draw upward of 100,000 visitors to this annual event, making it the largest one-day street fair in the U.S.

 

5.1: Brodinski @ Quartyard, quartyardsd.com

Techno turntablist Brodinski headlines the Bromance Tour (featuring Louisahhh, Gener8ion and Virgil Abloh), which wraps after this show in East Village.

 

5.1: Bridal Bazaar, Del Mar Fairgrounds
bridalbazaar.com

Meet hundreds of nuptial know- it-alls, experts in everything from hairstyling and cakes to dresses and photography, to plan your dream wedding.

 

"I got papers, blunts, bongs - all the ingredients to make a high-nigga pie." - Marlon Wayans as Shorty Meeks in Scary Movie

5.1: Marlon Wayans @ Balboa Theatre, sandiegotheatres.org

 

5.1-29: Our Lady of Kibeho
Moxie Theatre

6663 El Cajon Blvd., College Area
858.598.7620, moxietheatre.com

A Rwandan girl's claims to have seen Virgin Mary stir skepticism, fear and ultimately faith within the community.

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