Things To Do

San Diego: This Weekend (April 10-14)

Top events around San Diego this weekend include Bloom Bash, VinDiego Wine and Food Festival, Beer Fest at Dive and evARTS Block Party.

Top events around San Diego this weekend include Bloom Bash, VinDiego Wine and Food Festival, Beerfest at Dive and evARTS Block Party. 

Through 4.18: San Diego Asian Film Festival Spring Showcase

Run as a counterpart to the San Diego Asian Film Festival’s traditional November event, this mini-festival features even more of the best Asian and Asian-American cinema. — Michael Benninger

Venues throughout San Diego, 

4.12: Bloom Bash

Now featuring five additional activity areas, twice as many cocktail bars and even more mouth-watering munchie stations, the annual opening celebration for Art Alive weekend offers after-hours access to nearly 100 museum pieces reimagined as floral arrangements. Click here for more info about the three-day Art Alive. — Michael Benninger

San Diego Museum of Art, Balboa Park,

Bloom Bash

Bloom Bash

4.12: Elephante

Michigan-born Harvard grad Tim Wu released his second EP, Glass Mansion, last year. The nine-song collection includes collaborations with Nevve, Matluck, Deb’s Daughter, Anjulie, Crystal and Knightly. An entire album of Glass Mansion remixes from the likes of Morgan Page, ZAXX, BRKLYN, YOOKiE and others followed in November. — Scott McDonald




4.12: Friday Night Fish Fry

It’s a Fry-day celebration with fishmonger Tommy Gomes (Catalina Offshore Products) as he breaks down a yellowtail fish that will be prepared by 10 Barrel executive chef Tommy Fraioli in addition to a Golden Spotted Bass fry and shellfish spread — not to mention all-you-can-drink beers. 

10 Barrel Brewing Co., 1501 E St., East Village,

4.12-13: Ragnar SoCal

Round up five or 11 fellow maniacs for this insane, overnight relay race that kicks off in Huntington Beach and carves through Orange County before concluding at the Embarcadero downtown. — Michael Benninger

Finish Line at Embarcadero Marina Park South, downtown,

4.12-13: Michael Kosta

“Anyone who thinks USA is No. 1 should take Amtrak a few times.” — Michael Kosta on Twitter

@ American Comedy Co.,

Michael Kosta

Michael Kosta

4.12-14: Natasha Leggero & Moshe Kasher

Natasha Leggero: “I will have to say, though, that the baby’s not mad, it just thinks I made a lot of sacrifices for you, you know? I’m carrying your child, I converted to Judaism for you.” 
Moshe Kasher: “OK, that’s not fair. You didn’t convert for me. I simply told you I would never marry you unless you converted.” — Natasha Leggero & Moshe Kasher on The Honeymoon Stand Up Special

@ The Comedy Store,

Natasha Leggero & Moshe Kasher

Natasha Leggero & Moshe Kasher

4.12-14: La Jolla Concours d’Elegance

Feast your eyes on sports cars, Woodies and hundreds of other classic wheels from around the world at this annual auto show overlooking La Jolla’s coast. — Michael Benninger

La Jolla Cove, La Jolla,

4.13: San Diego County Credit Union Walk MS: San Diego 2019

Help end multiple sclerosis once and for all by walking 1 or 3 miles around NTC Park to raise awareness about this debilitating disease and the millions of people it affects. — Michael Benninger

Liberty Station, Point Loma,

Walk to cure MS

Walk to cure MS 

4.13: 24th annual Aloha Day Outrigger Challenge

Newbies and veterans are invited down to the shores of Mission Bay for a fun-filled day of paddle instruction and outrigger canoe races.

Crown Point Beach Park, Crown Point Drive at Moorland Drive,

4.13: Doctor P

English DJ Shaun Brockhurst, aka Doctor P, has remixed the likes of Britney Spears, Ed Sheeran and Dillon Francis. In February, he released the Chime Remix of his song Bulletproof (feat. Eva Simons) that was originally found on the 2012 EP Animal Vegetable Mineral, Pt. 1— Scott McDonald

@ Bassmnt,

Doctor P

Doctor P

4.13: Seventh annual VinDiego Wine and Food Festival

Wine, food and music collide at this oenophilic festival featuring more than 200 varietals from top-tier vintners alongside fare from some of San Diego’s best chefs. — Michael Benninger

Waterfront Park, Little Italy,

VinDiego Wine and Food Festival

VinDiego Wine and Food Festival.

4.13: San Diego Beach & Bay Half Marathon, 5k & 10k

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

Tecolote Shores, Mission Bay Park,

San Diego Beach & Bay Half Marathon

San Diego Beach & Bay Half Marathon

4.13: Beer Fest at Dive

Showcasing beverages from more than a dozen of the nation’s best breweries, this event has the distinction of being the county’s only beer festival taking place adjacent to a swimming pool. — Michael Benninger

Harrah’s Resort SoCal, Valley Center,

Beerfest at Dive

Beerfest at Dive

4.13: Eppig Biergarten Frühlingsfest

Bust out your best Bavarian-wear to commemorate the arrival of spring — and the first anniversary of this waterfront biergarten — during a traditional event that serves as Oktoberfest’s sister celebration. Read more abou the Bavarian bacchanal here— Michael Benninger

Eppig Brewing Waterfront Biergarten, Shelter Island,

Eppig Biergarten Frühlingsfest

Eppig Biergarten Frühlingsfest

4.13: evARTS Block Party

With live music, artistic creations and a silent disco, this celebration of East Village’s evolution aims to unite locals through the power of art, coffee and craft beer. — Michael Benninger

Quartyard, East Village,

evARTS Block Party

evARTS Block Party

4.13: 18th annual Taste of Hillcrest

Take your taste buds on a culinary tour to more than 35 of Hillcrest’s best restaurants during this annual uptown foodie fest featuring free shuttle service for all participants. — Michael Benninger

Throughout Hillcrest,

Taste of Hillcrest

Taste of Hillcrest

4.13: 10th annual Boob Ride

Bike for boobs during this tongue-in-cheek fundraiser for breast-cancer patients, then cheers to a successful ride at the event’s after-party hosted by Tidewater Tavern. — Michael Benninger

Fletcher Cove, Solana Beach,

Boob Ride

Boob Ride

4.13: Brew Down Beer Competition & Festival

Enjoy unlimited samples and vote for your favorite as more than two dozen breweries compete for the title of San Diego’s most beloved beer at this inaugural event that awards the winner with a trophy, bragging rights and a $5,000 donation to the charity of their choice. — Michael Benninger

Green Flash Brewing, Mira Mesa,

4.13: Burning Beard Third Anniversary

The subversive San Diego brewery crosses the three-year milestone with hard-rocking bands, multiple beer stations and specially selected food trucks serving gourmet hot dogs, tacos and sliders. — Michael Benninger

Burning Beard Brewing Co., El Cajon,

Burning Beard Third Anniversary

Burning Beard Third Anniversary

4.13: Bidi Bidi Boogie: A Selena Art and Music Tribute Show

Honoring the rising Tejano music star who was slain in 1995, this 18-and-up show includes art, food and a Selena look-alike contest, plus live musical performances and celebrated guest DJs. — Michael Benninger

Centro Cultural de la Raza, Balboa Park,

Bidi Bidi Boogie: A Selena Art and Music Tribute Show

Bidi Bidi Boogie: A Selena Art and Music Tribute Show

4.13-14: 2019 Coronado Flower Show

Feast your eyes on flowers — and save the rest of your senses for the music, food and adult beverages — at this affair that follows a Flower Power-theme that harkens back 50 years to 1969. — Michael Benninger

Spreckels Park, Coronado,

Coronado Flower Show

Coronado Flower Show

4.14: Day at the Docks

With casting contests, historical displays and how-to seminars, this celebration of sportfishing boasts boat rides on San Diego Bay, displays by marine artists and open houses aboard luxurious vessels. — Michael Benninger 

Sportfishing Landing, Point Loma,

Day at the Docks

Day at the Docks

4.14: 33rd 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 unmissable affair for lovers of “alligator pears.” — Michael Benninger

Main Street, Fallbrook,

Fallbrook Avocado Festival

Fallbrook Avocado Festival

San Diego Sockers

4.13 vs Monterrey Flash

San Diego Seals

4.12 vs Saskatchewan Rush


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