San Diego: This Weekend (March 30-April 2)
It’s difficult to get bored in a city with so much going on. This weekend’s top events include Nero at Bassmnt, a Silent Disco in North Park and the San Diego Crew Classic.
Jeff Abel, the Canadian DJ/producer also known as Excision, is the founder of Rottun Recordings. Through the label, Abel released a pair of singles, “Africa” and “Final Boss,” as well as his third full-length, “Virus,” last year. - Scott McDonald
@ House of Blues, houseofblues.com/sandiego
3.30 Shaun Frank
This Canadian DJ, producer and singer co-wrote The Chainsmokers’ “Closer (feat. Halsey)” and opened for KISS on their Hottest Show on Earth tour in 2010. He released the single “La La Land” with DVBBS last year, as well as “Let You Get Away,” which featured Ashe. - Scott McDonald
@ Omnia, omnianightclub.com
After pivoting from their drum n’ bass origins, the London-based, Grammy-winning trio of Dan & Alana Stephens and Joe Ray released their second EDM album, “Between II Worlds,” in 2015. It ended up hitting No. 1 on Billboard’s U.S. Dance/Electronic album chart. - Scott McDonald
@ Bassmnt, bassmntsd.com
3.30-4.1 Bryan Callen
“A real man never laughs unless he’s taking a life.” - Bryan Callen in “Never Grow Up”
@ The American Comedy Co., americancomedyco.com
3.31 Bankers Hill Art & Craft Beer Festival
Get artsy while having some delicious, local brews at the 5th annual Bankers Hill Art & Craft Beer Festival. The event runs from taking over from 6 to 9 p.m. and will feature the very best of art, cuisine and drinks in the Bankers Hill area. Read the full story about the event here. - Liz Bowen
The Abbey on Fifth in Bankers Hill, bankershill.ticketleap.com/acbf2017
4.1 Peace Love Run
Don’t stop to smell the patchouli during this hippie run around Mission Bay.
@ Mission Bay, peace-love-run.com
4.1 Uncorked Wine Fest
Taste more than 50 wines at this bayside festival, featuring live music and gourmet food trucks along the downtown waterfront.
@ Marina Park North, uncorkedwinefestivals.com
4.1 SUNBURN Pool Party
Bathing suit season has come early with the first San Diego pool party kicking off this weekend. Splash down at this hot pool party featuring BBQ bites, VIP daybeds and cabanas with personal flat screen TVs.
@ Hard Rock Hotel, downtown, hardrockhotelsd.com
4.1: Pegboard Nerds
The Scandinavian super squad (Danish DJ Michael Parsberg and Norwegian DJ Alex Odden) just released their single “Voodoo (feat. Tony Junior)” and remixed The Chainsmokers’ “Paris.” San Diego is the third stop on the pair’s current 25-date “Revenge of the Nerds” tour. - Scott McDonald
@ Bassmnt, bassmntsd.com
4.1 Gaslamp Pub Crawl
Hop from bar to bar (five to be exact) during the inaugural Gaslamp Pub Crawl from 2-6 p.m. Not only is this a great chance to sip some cocktails at some of the neighborhood’s top bars, but also 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit the Surfrider Foundation.
Multiple locations in the Gaslmap, eventbrite.com
4.1 Silent Disco
Dance the night away at this first-of-its-kind event at The Lafayette Hotel in North Park. The Mississippi Ballroom will host four DJs during two battles where the crowd will be listening through headphones (thus the name Silent Disco). This 21+ event, called “This Ain’t No Party,” runs from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tickets can be purchased here.
@ The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club and Bungalows, lafayettehotelsd.com
4.1 Padres Fanfest
Major League Baseball returns this weekend and before the Padres take to the field for their home opener, enjoy a day at Fanfest with players signing autographs, a Kids Zone and wiffle ball games in the Park at the Park, a Padres Foundation garage sale and so much more. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free, but requires a ticket for entrance, which can be found here.
@ Petco Park, East Village, padres.com
4.1-2 San Diego Crew Classic
Thousands of athletes from around the world will compete at this annual rowing event on Mission Bay. - Michelle Dederko
Mission Bay, crewclassic.org
4.1-2 Julian Gold Rush Days
Celebrate the discovery of gold in the former mining town of Julian with a weekend of gold panning, tomahawk throwing and historical re-enactments. - Michelle Dederko
Julian Mining Company, Julian, visitjulian.com
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