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San Diego: This Weekend (April 25-28)

Top events around San Diego this weekend include the Lakeside Rodeo, Mission Valley Craft Beer & Food Festival, Adams Avenue Unplugged and EarthFair 2019.

4.25-27: Janeane Garofalo

“I’m not ageist, and I begrudge young people nothing. I’m on your side. I’m sorry you were born into such an aggressive culture. Cupcake Wars, Storage Wars, Cutthroat Kitchen. Are the stakes that high?” — Janeane Garofalo at the City Winery

@ American Comedy Co., americancomedyco.com

Janeane Garofalo

Janeane Garofalo.

(Steven Dewall )

4.26: Rock ‘n’ Roll Rebellion Ball

Celebrate the unyielding determination of Diversionary Theatre, the country’s third-oldest LGBT theater, during this high-energy party complete with decadent dining, incredible auction items and an electrifying musical performance. — Michael Benninger

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US Grant Hotel, downtown, diversionary.org

4.26: Calyx & Teebee

Calyx (aka U.K. drum and bass DJ Larry Cons) and Teebee (Norwegian drum and bass DJ Torgeir Byrknes) started working together back in 2007. Their latest collaboration, the 14-track 1X1, was released last year and features appearances from Doctor and Ayah Marar. — Scott McDonald

@ Spin, spinnightclub.com

Calyx & Teebee

Calyx & Teebee

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4.26: Illenium

Denver-based DJ Nicholas Miller really likes San Diego. He was here with Kaskade and Porter Robinson as part of OMFG NYE 2019 at Pechanga Arena and made a return solo trip here as recently as February. His latest single, Crashing, was released in January and features electro-duo Bahari on vocals. — Scott McDonald

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@ OMNIA, omnianightclub.com

4.26-27: Queen Bee Market

The city’s original urban-style artisan market returns with more than 100 local and national merchants specializing in handmade and vintage accessories, along with clothing, home décor, furniture and more. — Michael Benninger
Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, thequeenbeemarket.com

Queen Bee Market

Queen Bee Market

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4.26-27: Taste of Temecula Valley


Featuring VIP dining and an exclusive concert experience on Friday, followed by all-day savor-and-stroll extravaganza on Saturday, this event gives locals an opportunity to feast on menu selections from many of Southern California’s finest restaurants, wineries, distilleries and breweries. — Michael Benninger

Town Square Park, Old Town Temecula, temeculaeducationfoundation.org

4.26-28: Lakeside Rodeo

Get ready for bull riding, barrel racing, broncos bucking and more during a long weekend filled with edge-of-your-seat rodeo action. — Michael Benninger

Lakeside Rodeo Grounds, Lakeside, lakesiderodeo.com

Lakeside Rodeo

Lakeside Rodeo

(Courtesy Photo )

4.27: 3rd annual Pacific Rim Festival

Celebrate some of the Pacific Rim’s many cultures during this free community event featuring food, live music, workshops and demonstrations from China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam, among other countries. — Michael Benninger

Bayside Park, Chula Vista, pacificrimfest.com

4.27: Next Top Taco Showdown

More than 100 locals entered taco recipes between January and March, each vying for a spot on Puesto’s menu as the featured June Taco of the Month at the main event where the three finalists will each present their taco to a panel of judges and eager onlookers.
Puesto at the Headquarters, 789 W. Harbor Dr., Ste. 155, downtown

Puesto At The Headquarters
Puesto is known for its taco offerings, including the rotating Taco of the Month.
(Anne Watson)
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4.27: Com Truise

Com Truise (aka New York-bred, L.A.-based DJ/producer Seth Haley) is set to release his fifth EP, the 9-track Persuasion System, next month on Ghostly International. The album’s lead single, Existence Schematic, is out now. — Scott McDonald

@ Music Box, musicboxsd.com

Com Truise

Com Truise

(Courtesy Photo )

4.27: Celebrity Bartender Charity Event

Former Padre relief pitcher Heath Bell and former Charger center Nick Hardwick are among the celebrities who will be slinging drinks for good, with proceeds from the cocktails sold and a live auction going toward The Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation, an organization that provides current and former special ops professionals help with transitioning and succeeding in civilian life.
Nason’s Beer Hall at Pendry San Diego, 570 J St., downtown, eventbrite.com

4.27: Ninth annual Mission Valley Craft Beer & Food Festival


This all-inclusive festival features unlimited samples from several food-and-beverage vendors and offers guests a neck-based beer-holder that makes it easier to simultaneously eat and drink. — Michael Benninger

SDCCU Stadium, Mission Valley, mvcbf.com

Mission Valley Craft Beer & Food Festival

Mission Valley Craft Beer & Food Festival

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4.27: Adams Avenue Unplugged

Featuring 80 artists performing on 24 stages, this free event (except for headliner concerts from David Lindley and Gaby Moreno) showcases talent staged in participating restaurants, bars and coffeehouses. — Michael Benninger

Along Adams Avenue from Kensington to University Heights, adamsavenueunplugged.com

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4.27: 17th annual Creek to Bay Cleanup

Join more than 6,000 volunteers at more than 100 locations to collect thousands of pounds of litter in an effort to beautify San Diego’s many waterfronts. — Michael Benninger

Sites throughout San Diego, creektobay.org

Creek to Bay Cleanup

Creek to Bay Cleanup

(Misael Virgen )

4.27: 23rd annual Barrio Logan Grand Prix

Professional cyclists, top-level amateurs and first-time racers speed along a 0.8-mile course in one of SoCal’s largest cycling events followed by an expo at the Logan Heights Family Health Center. — Michael Benninger

Newton Avenue, Barrio Logan, sdbc.org

4.27: 34th annual Linda Vista Multicultural Fair & Parade

Promoting cultural awareness and understanding throughout our city, this year’s Celebrating Our Youth theme will include several cultural exhibits, various ethnic food offerings and artistic performances inspired by life in Linda Vista. — Michael Benninger

Linda Vista Road at Comstock Street, Linda Vista, lindavistafair.org

Linda Vista Multicultural Fair & Parade

Linda Vista Multicultural Fair & Parade

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4.27-28: Mission Federal ArtWalk

Get lost amid 16 blocks of visual, performing and interactive exhibits during this annual event attended by thousands of art aficionados and lookie-loos from around the region. — Michael Benninger

Throughout Little Italy, artwalksandiego.org

Mission Federal ArtWalk

Mission Federal ArtWalk

(Courtesy Photo )

4.27-28: Tequila and Taco Music Festival

This traveling tequila-and-taco music festival returns to San Diego for two days of fun in the sun with spirit sampling on Saturday, margarita madness on Sunday and gourmet tacos along with live music all weekend long. — Michael Benninger

Embarcadero Marina Park South, Marina District, tequilaandtacomusicfestival.com

Tequila and Taco Festival

Tequila and Taco Festival

(Jared Gase )

4.28: 30th annual EarthFair 2019

The annual environmental fair and Earth Day celebration returns with 60,000 attendees, 300 hundred exhibitors, four entertainment venues and a Cleaner Car Concourse. — Michael Benninger

Balboa Park, earthdayweb.org

Earth Fair at Balboa Park

Earth Fair at Balboa Park

(K.C. Alfred )

4.28: San Diego County Credit Union Walk MS: Carlsbad 2019

Do your part to eradicate multiple sclerosis by walking 1 or 3 miles around North County’s whimsical Flower Fields in an effort to raise awareness about this debilitating disease. — Michael Benninger

Flower Fields, Carlsbad, nationalmssociety.org

Walk to cure MS

Walk to cure MS

(Thomas Leach)

4.28: La Jolla Half Marathon

Starting at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, this 13.1-mile course follows a scenic coastal route before climbing to the summit of Torrey Pines State Park and concluding at La Jolla Cove. — Michael Benninger

Begins at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, inmotionevents.com

La Jolla Half Marathon

La Jolla Half Marathon

(Rich Cruse)

4.28: Gather Dinner Series: Land & Sea

Kicking off a new pop-up dinner series, this event celebrates the chefs of Del Mar with a barrel-aged whiskey tasting and an exclusive, off-the-menu culinary experience paired with wines from the Russian River Valley. — Michael Benninger

Pacifica Del Mar, Del Mar, pacificadelmar.com

4.28: Dinners for Good

Tommy Gomes from Catalina Offshore invites guests to dine on a gourmet, five-course tasting menu (plus paired drinks) during a live cooking demonstration from chef Matt Gordon and Sam “The Cooking Guy” Zien. — Michael Benninger

Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, Chollas Creek Villas, kitchensforgood.org

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