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San Diego: This Weekend (April 12-15)

Events in town this weekend include VAVi Day at Petco Park, VinDiego, Wanderlust 2018 and Taste of Hillcrest.

Events in town this weekend include VAVi Day at Petco Park, VinDiego, Wanderlust 2018 and Taste of Hillcrest. 

4.12: 2manydjs 

Many know the Dewaele Brothers (David and Stephen) as Soulwax – a Belgian band that at one time also included Stefaan Van Leuven. And while Soulwax released their first album in over a decade last year, the sibling pair more often get behind the decks to perform as 2manydjs. — Scott McDonald

Bang Bang, downtown, bangbangsd.com  

4.12: Ironside Fish & Oyster Special Dinner with Chef Jason McLeod 

Chef Jason McLeod and his mentor Vincent Stufano, all the way from Canada, will create a nine course dinner for guests. The dinner is to celebrate McLeod’s 30th year in the kitchen. Tickets are $79, call the restuarant for a reservation. — Stacy Marquez

Ironside Fish & Oyster, Little Italy, 619.269.3033, ironsidefishandoyster.com

4.12-14: The Lucas Brothers

Kenneth Lucas: “All drugs aren’t created equal… We did ’shrooms.”

Keith Lucas: “And here’s a rule of thumb, you should never do ’shrooms with a dude who looks like you. Stick to weed.” — from Lucas Brothers: On Drugs 

The American Comedy Co., downtown, americancomedyco.com

The Lucas Brothers

The Lucas Brothers.

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4.13: VAVi Day at Petco Park

Join other members of the city’s leading sport and social club for a Padres game that includes upgraded seating, a free drink ticket plus epic pre- and post-game parties. — Michael Benninger

Petco Park, East Village, govavi.com

VAVi Day at Petco Park

Elevate the Padres watching experience with exclusive perks.

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4.13: Quartyard re-opening celebration

Once located on the corner of Market Street and Park Boulevard, Quartyard — an outdoor entertainment, food and dog park space — has relocated to Market and 13th streets. A grand re-opening party will feature Latin global funk band, B-Side Players; funky jam-playing and skinny jean-wearing duo, The Kickback DJs; and one man band, Israel Maldonado.

1301 Market St., East Village, quartyardsd.com

4.13: Walshy Fire 

Walshy Fire, aka Jamaican DJ and MC Leighton Walsh, is best known as part of the Diplo-led group Major Lazer. In collaboration with L.A.-based reggae troupe The Expanders, Walsh released the 8-song collection Top Shelf Riddim last month. — Scott McDonald

Parq, downtown, parqsd.com 

Walshy Fire

Walshy Fire.

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4.13: Bingo Players 

Dutch DJ/producer Maarten Hoogstraten continues on under the moniker he once shared with collaborator/co-founder of Hysteria Records, Paul Baumer. Since Baumer’s death in 2013, Hoogstraten has released a handful of singles and remixed the likes of Gorgon City and Hardwell. He appears as part of the duo’s 10th Anniversary tour. — Scott McDonald

OMNIA, Gaslamp, omniaclubs.com/san-diego 

4.13: Oolacile

Guitarist, dubstep producer, and DJ Oolasile (aka Cooper Medearis) grew up in Vista before moving to L.A. less than two years ago. He returns to the San Diego area after appearing on the track Take Me Over on L.A. duo Dodge & Fuski’s debut full-length, The Greatest Album of All Time.

Bassmnt, downtown, bassmntsd.com

oolacile

Oolacile.

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4.13-14: Pinners Conference

Attend any of more than 100 Pinterest-based classes at this DIY expo boasting some of the country’s top artists and crafters. — Michael Benninger

Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, pinnersconference.com

Pinners Conference

There will be a variety of workshops and classes led by top artists and crafters for people to learn about DIY-ing.

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4.14: San Diego Beach & Bay Half Marathon, 5K & 8K

Behold some of San Diego’s most stunning beaches, bays and resorts on a sea-level course of your choice, then cap it off with a finish-line celebration touting live music, a beer garden and plenty of snacks to go around. — Michael Benninger

Throughout Mission Bay, sandiegobeachandbayhalfmarathon.com

4.14: Bidi Bidi Boogie

Celebrate the life of late Grammy award-winning Tajana singer Selena during this event held by the Centro Cultural de La Raza that will bring together DJ performances, food, art and a look-a-like contest. — Stacy Marquez

2004 Park Blvd., Balboa Park, 619.235.6135, centrodelaraza.com

Selena Artwork

The Selena Tribute Show will host art, music, dancing and a look-alike contest. 

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4.14: Tour de Cure

Walk, run or cycle in support of finding a cure for diabetes, a disease that affects more than 100 million people in the U.S. — Michael Benninger

Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, diabetes.org 

4.14: Sixth Annual VinDiego

Wine, food, music and fun await you at this oenophilic festival featuring more than 300 varietals from top-tier vintners, plus fare from some of San Diego’s very best chefs.

Liberty Station, Point Loma, vindiego.com

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Food offerings at Vindiego.

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4.14: Silent disco at Uptown Tavern

Don’t worry about keeping to the beat during this silent disco where the music played through wireless headphones.

1236 University Ave., Hillcrest, uptowntavernsd.com

4.14: Wanderlust 2018

Listen to nationally recognized teachers, speakers and musical talent as part of this mindful triathlon that combines a 5K, DJed yoga sessions and guided meditation. — Michael Benninger

Liberty Station, Point Loma, wanderlust.com

Wanderlust

Wanderlust is perfect for the yogi and the mindful.

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4.14: The PULSE Dance Experience “Battle Royale” Showcase

It’s time to bring it on for this competition that gives dancers a chance to show off their skills in the hopes of advancing to the Las Vegas finals. A VIP Cocktail Hour provides a chance to mix and mingle with celebrity choreographers like Cris Judd, Ian Eastwood, Dean Lee and more. — Michael Benninger

Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine, La Jolla, choreographinglives.org

PULSE

PULSE gives dancers the opportunity to show off their skills and mingle with celebrity choreogaphers. 

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4.14: Belching Beaver North Park Five Year Anniversary

The day will be celebrated with $5 from 1-4 p.m. plus tappings of specialty and barrel aged beers at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.

4223 30th St., North Park, belchingbeaver.com

4.14: Taste of Hillcrest

Take your taste buds on a culinary adventure to more than 35 of Hillcrest’s best restaurants during this annual uptown foodie fest. 

Throughout Hillcrest, fabuloushillcrest.com

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Taste of Hillcrest.

Bradley Schweit

4.15: Walk Against Hate and Diversity Expo

Don’t miss the inaugural year for this Anti-Defamation League event, which highlights the diverse tapestry of San Diego’s schools, businesses and communities. — Michael Benninger

Liberty Station, Point Loma, classy.org

4.15: D.L. Hughley

“There is always one person in the office that you want to whip their ass! If you don’t know who it is, it is probably you.” — D.L. Hughley

The American Comedy Co., downtown, americancomedyco.com

D.L. Hughley Performs At The Orleans

Actor/comedian D.L. Hughley.

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4.15: Day at the Docks

Look forward to historical displays, how-to seminars and casting contests at the West Coast’s famously fun (and free) celebration of sportfishing. — Michael Benninger

Sportfishing Landings, Point Loma, sportfishing.org

Day at the Docks

Families line the docks so children could fish for a mackerel at The Port Of San Diego's Day At The Docks.

K.C. Alfred / San Diego Union-Tribune

4.15: Donut Panic Fourth Year Anniversary

The vegan donut joint will celebrate their fourth year with vegan Persian food, specialty donuts (including their galaxy donut) and more. 

Donut Panic, Grantville, 619.280.1894, donutpanic42.com

4.15: 22nd Annual Triton 5K + Festival

Run, walk or stroll in support of future changemakers during this scenic, 3.1-mile trek through the heart of UCSD’s campus. — Michael Benninger

UCSD campus, La Jolla, 5k.ucsd.edu

Triton 5K + Festival

The event will be at the UC San Diego campus. 

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4.15: 32nd Annual Fallbrook Avocado Festival

Guacamole contests, inflatable avocados and even a race featuring vehicles made from SoCal’s signature fruit make this one-of-a-kind event an affair for anyone who loves “alligator pears.”

Main Street, Fallbrook, fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org

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Fallbrook Avocado Festival.

Bill Wechter

Padres home games

4.12-15 vs. San Francisco Giants

San Diego Padres

The Padres' closer Ryan Buchter pitches to the Giants in the ninth inning at Petco Park.

Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune

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