Things To Do

San Diego: This Weekend (April 4-7)

Top events around San Diego this weekend include The Mad Hatter’s Beer Pary, Uncorked Wine Festival, North Park Festival of Beers and the San Diego Crew Classic. 

4.4: Sip & Savasana

After being rained out in March, this yoga event asks you to head to the rooftop of the Solamar Hotel to celebrate the spring equinox while enjoying light cocktails and a new brew from 32 North Brewing Company before and after a light vinyasa flow yoga class. BYOM (bring your own mat). 

Kimpton Hotel Solomar’s Upper East Bar rooftop, 435 Sixth Ave., downtown,

4.4: National Burrito Day

Time to chow down on baby-sized, tortilla-wrapped burritos, which there is no shortage of around San Diego. Specials will be every where, but of one to note is Rubio’s $5 deal on all burritos (with purchase of a drink).

4.4-14: Petal to Plate

Drawing inspiration from the Flower Fields’ flourishing ranunculuses, Carlsbad’s best chefs, brewers, mixologists and wellness specialists converge to tickle guests’ senses with floral creations. — Michael Benninger

The Flower Fields, Carlsbad,

Petal to Plate
(Courtesy Photo )

4.5: Daniel Tosh

“It is great to be here in America, the greatest country in the world if you haven’t traveled a lot." — Daniel Tosh on People Pleaser

@ Pechanga Resort Casino,

4.5: The Mad Hatter’s Beer Party

Venture through the looking glass at this psychedelic celebration offering live music, magnificent mushrooms and samples of more than 30 local ales and lagers. — Michael Benninger

The Lafayette Hotel, North Park,

The Mad Hatter’s Beer Party
(Courtesy Photo )

4.5: Transgender Day of Empowerment

Celebrate the diversity of our city’s transgender community during this free event featuring speakers, entertainers, community awards and the announcement of scholarship recipients. — Michael Benninger

San Diego LGBT Community Center, North Park,

4.5: San Holo

Dutch DJ Sander van Dijck released a slew of singles last year in addition to his highly anticipated full-length debut, the appropriately titled Album1. In February, he released Lead Me Back, the first single from his upcoming Gouldian Finch 3 compilation. — Scott McDonald

@ Observatory North Park,

San Holo
(Courtesy Photo )

4.5-6: Boochcraft’s Third Anniversary Pairing Dinner & Party

The fermenting experts behind California’s first hard kombucha commemorate three years in business with a brewery tour and gluten-free feast, followed the next day by interactive installations, a vegan taco station and an authentic tea ceremony, among other attractions. — Michael Benninger

Boochcraft, Chula Vista and Bread & Salt, Barrio Logan,

4.5-7: Michael Yo

“I am black and Asian, people. Blasian. White women love blasian dudes ’cause I’m a starter black. I’m a gateway drug to blackness, people. I’m like weed for white women, you know what I mean? They start with me, and then they end up with Randall over there.” — Michael Yo at the Laugh Factory 

@ The Comedy Store,

Michael Yo.
(Cindy Ord )

4.5-7: 19th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals

Scope out more than 2,500 hot rods, muscle cars and one-of-a-kind rides during this competitive indoor auto show that includes live music, a dragster exhibition and a 16-car autocross dubbed the “Duel in Del Mar.” — Michael Benninger

Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar,

Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals
(Courtesy Photo )

4.6: Fourth annual Uncorked Wine Festival

Swirl, sniff and sip to your heart’s content at this grape-centric event boasting more than 200 wines and champagnes in addition to gourmet food trucks, a live DJ and loads of lawn games. — Michael Benninger

Embarcadero Marina Park North, Marina District,

Uncorked Wine Festival
(Bradley Schweit )

4.6: South Bay Earth Day

South County’s largest Earth Day celebration returns with even more merchants and activities, including an abundance of money-saving products and services to help you reduce your impact on Mother Earth. — Michael Benninger

Memorial Park, Chula Vista,

South Bay Earth Day
(Courtesy Photo )

4.6: Ironman 70.3 Oceanside  

Swim across 2.4 miles of Oceanside Harbor before biking 112 miles to San Clemente and back then enjoying a leisurely 26.22-mile run to the Strand — without any breaks in between. — Michael Benninger

Oceanside Harbor, Oceanside,

Ironman 70.3 Oceanside  
(Donald Miralle )

4.6: Party Favor

Last in the city to shut down OMNIA on New Year’s Eve, Manhattan-born/L.A.-based DJ Dylan Ragland returns to San Diego in what has been a busy 2019 for the producer thus far. BROHUG and 4B have already remixed his January-released single 2012, and Ragland teamed with graves and GTA, respectively, on latest singles Reach For Me and Work It Out— Scott McDonald


Party Favor
(Koury Angelo )

4.6: Bear Grillz

The Colorado-based, mask-wearing DJ really showcases a diverse production style with his two latest releases. February’s Demons (feat. RUNN) is a melodic, vocal-led foray into pop territory, while the March-released single Flow is another hard-hitting, in-your-face dose of dubstep that has become synonymous with the mysterious producer. — Scott McDonald

@ Bassmnt,

Bear Grillz
(Courtesy Photo )

4.6: Darius

Roche Musique, a French House label based in Paris, brings a solid triple bill to Quartyard. Atmospheric headliner Darius released his debut full-length, Utopia, in 2017. And he’ll be supported by labelmates Zimmer and Kartell. — Scott McDonald

@ Quartyard,

(Courtesy Photo )

4.6: Vicetone

Dutch DJ duo Ruben Den Boer and Victor Pool have remixed everyone from Bob Marley and The Weeknd to Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson, as well as releasing a handful of singles every year since 2013. In February, the pair released their 4-track sophomore EP, Elements, which features appearances from Haley Reinhart, Matt Wertz and Laur. — Scott McDonald

@ Parq,

(Rutger Prins )

4.6: A-Trak

Canadian DJ, producer and Fool’s Gold label boss A-Trak, aka Alain Macklovitch, is also half of DJ duo Duck Sauce with Armand Van Helden. The Grammy-nominated turntablist teamed with Young Thug, YEHME2 and Todd Terry on singles last year. — Scott McDonald

@ Hard Rock,

(Jerritt Clark )

4.6: 12th annual North Park Festival of Beers

Knock back limitless samples of more than 50 beers from dozens of local breweries at this event benefiting the San Diego Music Foundation. — Michael Benninger

The Lafayette Hotel, North Park,

4.6-7: San Diego Crew Classic

San Diego’s premiere spring regatta showcases the competitive field of rowing and offers an array of activities and merchants in addition to world-class racing. — Michael Benninger

Mission Bay Park, Pacific Beach,

San Diego Crew Classic
(K.C. Alfred )

4.6-7: Julian Gold Rush Days

Celebrate the discovery of gold in Julian and learn more about the mountain community’s history during this free, weekend-long festival that includes gold panning, tomahawk throwing and a Civil War reenactment, among many other attractions. — Michael Benninger

Throughout historic Julian, 

Julian Gold Rush Days
(Gina Cross )

4.7: Women Everyday Rosé Release and Fem Makers’ Market

Second Chance Beer Company will release its collaboration brew, Everyday Rosé (brewed in honor of Pink Boots Society Collboration Brew Day) in celebration of National Beer Day while acknowledging female-owned businesses in its Fem Makers’ Market.

Second Chance’s Carmel Mountain Ranch Brewery, 15378 Ave. of Science #222, Rancho Bernardo,

Second Chance Beer Company decided to turn a feminine stereotype on its head for Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day and embrace the rosé trend
(Nancee E. Lewis )

4.7: Autism Awareness Bar Crawl

This scavenger hunt-themed bar crawl in honor of National Autism Awareness Month enters its fourth year of providing participants small bites and cocktails plus the chance to win prizes along the way. 

Various locations throughout the Gaslamp (starting at Mezé Greek Fusion),

The Gaslamp District Media's Autism Awareness Bar Crawl.
(Courtesy photo)

4.7: 23rd annual Triton 5k and Festival

Support tomorrow’s changemakers today by walking or running through 3.1 miles of UCSD’s campus during this scenic fundraiser for student scholarships. — Michael Benninger

Spanos Athletic Training Facility, UC San Diego,

Triton 5k and Festival
(Erik Jepsen )

4.7: Dave Chappelle

“I don’t like looking at my d*ck anymore. My d*ck looks distinguished. It’s old. An old-lookin’ d*ck. It’s got salt-and-pepper hair all around it. My d*ck looks like Morgan Freeman in the ’90s —without the dots.” — Dave Chappelle on Equanimity

@ Harrah’s Resort SoCal,

Dave Chappelle.
(Kevin Winter )

4.7-8: 11th Annual Campagnolo GranFondo

Cyclists of all experience levels are invited to choose a 20-, 34-, 60- or 101-mile route for this two-day biking bonanza that features a fitness expo, an Italian feast and a beer garden on San Diego’s stunning waterfront. — Michael Benninger

Multiple routes originating in Little Italy,

San Diego Gulls

4.5 vs Ontario Reign

San Diego Sockers

4.7 vs RGV Barracudas

San Diego Legion

4.7 vs Austin Elite Rugby


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