San Diego: This Weekend (April 18-21)


Top events coming to town this weekend include comedian Ali Wong, BAYKED, Chicano Park Day and Easter Bash.

4.18: Field to Vase Dinner Tour, Carlsbad

Enjoy an artisanal dinner amid a sea of flowers overlooking the Pacific Ocean during this multi-course meal paired with wine, craft beer and floral-influenced cocktails. — Michael Benninger

The Flower Fields, Carlsbad,

4.18: Sixth annual Key West Cocktail Classic

Top LGBTQ and LGBTQ-allied bartenders compete for the title of grand champion and a trip to to Key West. The first 100 RSVPs to check in at the event will get to try each competing cocktail and vote for audience favorite.
Rich’s, 1051 University Ave., Hillcrest,

4.18: Mezcal Vago Pairing Dinner

Tahona will host Mezcal Vago’s founder, Judah Kuper, for a Oaxaca-inspired four-course dinner pairing created by executive chef Adrian Villareal.

Tahona, 2414 San Diego Ave., Old Town,

4.18-20: Marc Maron

“I’m not the most courageous guy. I’m sort of an alpha-pu**y.” — Marc Maron on Too Real
@ American Comedy Co.,

4.19: Second annual Anti-Defamation League Walk Against Hate

Highlighting the multicultural tapestry of San Diego’s schools, businesses and communities, this event aims to unite like-minded locals by promoting diversity and celebrating the value of respect. — Michael Benninger

Liberty Station, Point Loma,

4.19: Crankdat

Last here in January, this 22-year-old Ohio-based DJ born Christian Smith makes a quick return to America’s Finest City. Smith infamously gave up a full-ride athletic scholarship at Kent State when he dropped out of school to pursue a music career. His latest single, Welcome to the Jungle (feat. Sara Skinner), dropped in March. — Scott McDonald


4.19: Out at the Park

San Diego Pride teams up with the Padres for an evening filled with friends, family and rainbows, plus a pre-game “tailgate” in the Park at the Park and, of course, some baseball.
Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd., East Village,

4.19, 20: And Two If By Sea

North County residents, professional surfers and identical twins Damien and CJ Hobgood are the focus of And Two If By Sea, a project that took five years to make, a movie that will have its world premiere Friday followed by two public screenings. Tickets for the Friday show can be found here, Saturday show tickets here.
Theatre Box, 701 Fifth Ave., downtown,

“And Two if By Sea” is a new documentary from pro surfers C.J. and Damien Hobgood about competing and living life as twins and individuals alike.

4.19-21: Ali Wong

“That’s how I know I love my baby more than anybody else in the entire world. I told my husband ‘’til death do us part,’ and not once have I ever sniffed his ass to check if he shit his pants. I’ve licked it, but I haven’t sniffed it.” — Ali Wong on Hard Knock Wife
Read more about the comedian who will perform seven shows in San Diego here.
@ Balboa Theatre,

4.20: BAYKED 2019

Revel in support of the cannabis revolution during this daytime festival featuring live music, cocktails and interactive exhibits adjacent to a Feel Good Lounge. — Michael Benninger

Embarcadero Marina Park, downtown,

4.20: 10th annual Bikes, Boards and Brews

Express your fondness for three facets of PB’s iconic culture at this annual event that includes beer tastings, food pairings and a gallery of local artists. — Michael Benninger

Crown Point Park, Pacific Beach,

4.20: 49th annual Chicano Park Day

This free, family-friendly event includes traditional music, authentic Aztec dancing, a lowrider car show plus performances by ballet folklórico groups and several live bands. — Michael Benninger

Chicano Park, Logan Heights,

4.20: I’m Not Like You: Notes from the San Diego Underground Opening Reception

Celebrate the subcultures of San Diego’s yesteryear during the opening reception of this exhibition that explores overlooked facets of local life from the 1970s through 1990s. — Michael Benninger

San Diego History Center, Balboa Park,

4.20: Joe Rogan

“For real, we don’t know what we’re doing. If this country was a person, we’d be on coke, driving a yellow Corvette, singing Mötley Crüe songs in front of our ex’s house.” — Joe Rogan on Strange Times

@ Viejas Arena,

4.21: Seventh annual Easter Bash

Spend Easter on the sand at this all-day event that includes live music, a 20,000-egg hunt and oodles of other activities for the young and young at heart. — Michael Benninger

Belmont Park, Mission Beach,


Padres Home Games

4.18-21 vs Cincinnati Reds

San Diego Legion

4.20 vs Glendale Raptors

San Diego Seals

4.19 vs Colorado Mammoth


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