San Diego: This Weekend (April 26-29)


Events in town this weekend include Party Like Gatsby, Bloom Bash, Barrio Logan Grand Prix, Adams Avenue Unplugged and ArtWalk.

4.26: 12th Dining Out for Life

Make plans to dine out as scores of restaurants, bars, clubs and coffeehouses across San Diego pledge to donate 25% (or more) of this day’s sales to The Center’s HIV/AIDS services and prevention programs. — Michael Benninger

Restaurants throughout San Diego,

4.26: SoundBite Dinner

Chefs Accursio Lota (Solare Lounge) and Sara Polcynski (Seasoned Plates), along with Nick Brune (Eco Caters) will wow diners with a six-course menu inspired by six original songs by country crooner Trevor McSpadden, who will perform live during the meal.

Lot 8, Mission Valley,

4.26-28: T.J. Miller

“Luckily, for both of us, I hate the Internet, and the Internet hates me.” — T.J. Miller on Twitter

@ The American Comedy Co.,

T.J. Miller.

T.J. Miller.

(Ethan Miller / Getty Images)

4.27: MUST DIE! x LAXX

Texas-born, Seattle based DJ and producer MUST DIE! (aka Lee Bates) has remixed fellow colleagues from Datsik and Borgore to Habstrakt and Flux Pavilion, as well as releasing 16 EPs and albums of his own. He shares the stage with Oxford-grad LAXX (aka James Churchill) who released his 13-song Fake Friends album in February. — Scott McDonald

@ Bassmnt,

4.27: Steve Aoki

Last in San Diego to play outdoors at the Del Mar Racetrack, Dim Mak’s fearless leader returns to the familiar confines of Omnia. The Grammy-nominated DJ/producer spent 2017 collaborating with everyone from Gucci Mane, Migos and 2 Chainz, to Yellow Claw, DVBBS and One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson. This year, Aoki has released two singles — Azukita with Daddy Yankee, Paly-N-Skillz and Elvis Crespo, as well as Plur Genocide (feat. Lockdown) with Carnage. — Scott McDonald


4.27: Party Like Gatsby

More than 25 circus, cabaret and vaudeville performers vow to entertain guests at this immersive, 1920s-themed experience that lasts all night long. — Michael Benninger

The Observatory, North Park,

4.27: Bloom Bash

The opening celebration for Art Alive weekend — when more than 100 museum pieces will be interpreted as floral arrangements — is set to include illuminated art installations, scrumptious treats and floral-infused custom cocktails, among other tasteful touches. — Michael Benninger

San Diego Museum of Art, Balboa Park,

4.27: Date Night for a Cause

Get your groove on at this dance party with Atomic Groove that benefits Rady Children’s Hospital - San Diego.

143 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach, 858.481.8140,

4.27: Out at the Park

San Diego Pride teams up with the Padres to take on the Mets in an evening punctuated with performances by the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus and the San Diego Women’s Chorus. — Michael Benninger

Petco Park, East Village,

4.27-29: 54th Annual Lakeside Rodeo

Get ready for bullriding, barrel-racing, bronc riding, Stetsons and cowboy boots during three full days of edge-of-your-seat rodeo action. — Michael Benninger

Lakeside Rodeo and Arena and Facility, Lakeside,

4.28: TJR

TJR, aka DJ/producer Thomas Joseph Rozdilsky, has worked with the likes of Dillion Francis, Pitbull, Cardi B, GTA, and Savage, and remixed Armand van Helden, Jason Derulo, DJ Snake and others. He also released three singles last year — Time To Jack, Rollin and Higher State with Chris Bushnell. — Scott McDonald

@ Parq,

4.28: Eighth Annual Taste of Temecula Valley

Offering menu selections from the many of Southern California’s finest restaurants, wineries, craft breweries, this savor-and-stroll event will also include artisan booths and live entertainment all day long. — Michael Benninger

Old Town Civic Center Plaza, Temecula,

4.28: 22nd Annual Barrio Logan Grand Prix

Professional bicycle racers and top-level amateurs compete along the streets of Barrio Logan in one of SoCal’s largest cycling events. — Michael Benninger

Throughout Barrio Logan,

4.28: Pet Day on the Bay

Set sail around the San Diego Bay with your pet for a tail-wagging adventure that supports the Helen Woodward Animal Center.

Hornblower, 1800 N. Harbor Dr., Marina District,

4.28: Quintessential Craft Beer & Wine Festival

Unlimited samples will be available from more than 30 local breweries, distilleries and wineries during this dog-friendly event (formerly Golden Triangle Arts & Craft Beer Festival) that benefits 45 charity partners of the Rotary Club of La Jolla Golden Triangle.

Nobel Recreational Center, University City,

4.28: Linda Vista Multicultural Fair & Parade

Promoting cultural awareness and understanding throughout San Diego, this year’s event will include several cultural exhibits, various ethnic food offerings and artistic performances. — Michael Benninger

6900 Block of Linda Vista Road, Linda Vista,

4.28: Golden OptimisTiki Market & Luau

This charity event benefiting Peninsula-area youth is set to include the musical stylings of APE, Millionaire Beach Bums, Tikitronic, DJ Glen the Mack and Kitten on the Keys. — Michael Benninger

Bali Hai, Shelter Island,

4.28: Adams Avenue Unplugged

With more than 100 performances across 30 stages, Normal Heights’ signature walkabout showcases some of the best acoustic artists San Diego has to offer. — Michael Benninger

Adams Avenue, Normal Heights,

4.28: Escondido Renaissance Faire

Lords and ladies are invited to partake in an afternoon of revelry and sport akin to the days of the Elizabethan Era.

Felecita Parkway, Escondido,

4.28: Liberty Call Distilling’s Fourth Anniversary Party

Enjoy live music, food and drink, plus specials on bottle purchaes relating to a “massive” release of new spirits — including aged rum, cask strength rum, cabernet barrel rested gin and more — at this East County distillery.

2739 Via Orange Way, Spring Valley,

4.28: Independent Bookstore Day 2018 Book Crawl

Pick up a passport at one of the participating local independent book sellers and create your own storied day browsing through books and collecting stamps good for various prizes.

Various locations around San Diego County,

4.28: Fifth Annual San Diego Shaka Fest

Hawaiian culture, arts and athletics collide at this unique event featuring a SUP race, a youth-only canoe regatta and several stages of authentic, island-inspired entertainment. — Michael Benninger

Crown Point Park, Mission Bay,

4.28-29: ArtWalk

Get lost amid 17 blocks of art in this annual event attended by thousands of artists and aficionados. — Michael Benninger

Throughout Little Italy,

Chicano artist and muralist Mario Torero paints in the interactive mural area.

Chicano artist and muralist Mario Torero paints in the interactive mural area.

(Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)

4.28-29: Encinitas Street Fair

Browse through more than 450 distinct food, arts and crafts vendors, then flit among four stages of entertainment at this family-friendly festival that also boasts a beer garden for offspring-free adults. — Michael Benninger

South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas,

4.29: Seventh Annual Chocolate Festival

Celebrate the popular sweet while floating on the bay during this choc-o-holic’s dream come true, which includes pairings, demonstrations, a scavenger hunt and even a make-your-own-chocolate-pizza station. — Michael Benninger

The Maritime Museum of San Diego, Embarcadero,

4.29: Ocean Beach Beerfest

Canine lovers can run free at this dog-centric festival that will include unlimited samples of more than 40 craft brews.

Dog Beach, Ocean Beach,

4.29: Awesome ’80s Run

Travel back in time and dress up as your favorite ’80s celeb or cartoon character for this fun run/walk/skate in which participants receive a Rubix Cube finisher medal. — Michael Benninger

De Anza Cove, Mission Valley,

4.29: Fronterizo Fest

This heavy-metal marathon boasts more than two-dozen bands on three outdoor stages.

Estadio Caliente, Tijuana,

(Photo by Mike Blake / Reuters)

4.29: San Diego County Vintners’ Association Wine and Food Festival

Enjoy an afternoon of unlimited vino, food and music as more than 25 of the county’s finest wineries offer pours of their best varietals.

Bernardo Winery, Rancho Bernardo,

4.29: 28th Annual Motor Cars on Main Street

More than 400 classic, hot rod and custom cars — all dating back to before 1973 — serve as the centerpiece of this gear-head’s haven, which is set to feature live music and raffle drawings all day long. — Michael Benninger

Orange and Isabella avenues, Coronado,

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