“That’s what a pin?ata inspires. It’s like, ‘Hey kids, let’s get your favorite cartoon character and let’s lynch his ass. And then
we’re gonna all take turns beating the crap out of it until its guts come out. We can all scramble for its sugary entrails. Who’s with me?!’" - Al Madrigal on John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show
4.7-9: Al Madrigal @ American Comedy Co., americancomedyco.com
4.8: MOTi @ Bassmnt, bassmntsd.com
Timo Romme, aka MOTi, is a house music producer out of Amsterdam.
4.8: Third Eye Blind @ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com
Alt. rock quintuplet most known for its hits “Jumper” (1998), “Semi- Charmed Life” (1997) and “How’s It Going to Be” (1997).
4.8: Armin van Buuren @ OMNIA San Diego, omnianightclub.com
In May, trance DJ Armin van Buuren will kick off his Embrace world tour.
4.8: Thomas Gold @ Cake, cakenightclub.com
This tech house musician’s remix of Adele’s “Set Fire to the Rain” has garnered more than 15 million views on YouTube.
4.8: “Sirens” by Jared Lazar
3776 30th St., North Park
See original works that incorporate elements of surf/ skateboard culture and graffiti/street art to portray a slice of SoCal life.
4.8-10: La Jolla Concours D’Elegance
Ellen Browning Scripps Park, La Jolla
See some of the world’s most expensive and exotic automobiles displayed above La Jolla Cove at this 12th annual event, which also features top-notch dining, shopping and more befitting this year’s “French Curves” theme.
4.9: Vicetone @ Bassmnt, bassmntsd.com
DJ Mag ranked this progressive house twosome at No. 50 on its 2015 “Top 100 DJs” list.
4.9: The Neon Run
Qualcomm Stadium, Mission Valley
Black lights illuminating neon liquids and powders blend with live musical performances to transform this 5K into a glowing nighttime festival.
4/9: Sander Kleinenberg @ Bang Bang, bangbangsd.com
Justin Timberlake, Madonna and Daft Punk are just a few of the big-name artists for whom this Dutch house DJ has remixed tracks.
4.9: Tour de Cure
Del Mar Fairgrounds
Live music, organic beer and street tacos await competitors who complete this 15-, 29-, 62- or 100- mile bicycle ride in support of the American Diabetes Association’s greater San Diego division.
4.9: Kem @ Valley View Casino Center, valleyviewcasinocenter.com
Stevie Wonder played the harmonica featured in this R&B singer’s 2005 song “You Might Win.”
4.9-10: Healthy Living Festival
Del Mar Fairgrounds
With bathing suit season around the corner, it’s a good time to take advantage of the yoga classes, fitness tips, healthy-cooking demonstrations and more offered at this annual meeting of health-conscious humans.
4.9-10: Thunder From Down Under
Sycuan Casino, El Cajon
The muscled mates from down unda turn Magic Mike fantasies into reality during their sexy and interactive stage show.
San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas
Peruse and purchase works from local painters, potters and sculptors, and see iconic surf-culture automobiles at Saturday’s Classic Woodie Car Show (new this year).
4.9-5.7: “Stray Voltage” by Casey Weldon
317 E. Grand Ave., Escondido
A Portland-based artist presents 20 acrylic paintings that depict mysterious glowing lights.
4.9-5.15: Big River
New Village Arts Theatre
2787 State St., Carlsbad
Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn unfolds onstage, with a young Huck and a runaway slave traversing the Mississippi River toward a better tomorrow.
4.9-6.5: “Xanadu” by Gloria Muriel
530 Sixth Ave., Downtown
See new works portraying goddesses and deities from Mayan, Hindu and other cultures around the world.
4.10: Steve Vai @ Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay, humphreysconcerts.com
Guitarists Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi are on the Generation Axe: A Night of Guitars tour.
4.10: Campagnolo Granfondo
Courses begin and end on India Street, Little Italy
Follow one of four cycling tours (all of which begin and end in Little Italy) before enjoying the Italian Pasta Fest, beer garden and complimentary massage at the finish line.
4.10 Fight For Air Climb
One America Plaza, Downtown
Climb San Diego’s tallest high-rise - all 657 steps of it - for a killer glute workout and to raise funds for those affected by lung disease.
4.10: The Darkness @ House of Blues, hob.com
These hard rockers from across the pond are best known for their 2003 hit “I Believe in a Thing Called Love.”