San Diego Weekend Events Roundup 4.14.16

Find the Best San Diego Things to Do for the Weekend of 4.14.16

Tacos & Beer Tasting
April 14. Enjoy two of San Diego’s specialties in one place as the San Diego Museum of Man hosts a night of tacos and beer tasting at the Museum of Man. Tickets include entrance to the museum, beer and food tastings from local taco shops, restaurants and breweries, and photo booth fun. 6-8 p.m. 1350 El Prado, Balboa Park, 619.239.2001.


taste-of-hillcrestTaste of Hillcrest
April 16. Discover the fabulous restaurants Hillcrest is known for during this new self-guided culinary tour. Taste of Hillcrest features more than 35 restaurants specializing in different types of international cuisines. Order tickets online and pick up hard copies at will call locations. $35/pp, noon-4 p.m. Various locations.



coronado-flower-showCoronado Flower Show
April 16-17. Nothing says “springtime” like beautiful blossoms. Coronado 91st Annual Flower Show holds the title as the nation’s largest (and one of the oldest) tented flower shows, featuring artistic arrangements and florals. Guests can also take a break from the show and enjoy live entertainment at the wine and beer garden. Spreckels Park, 635 Orange Ave., Coronado.


Pairings_2016_web-headerPairings with a Purpose
April 16. Eat, drink and cast your votes at a culinary competition pairing some of San Diego’s finest chefs with local breweries and wineries. Enjoy live music from Tolan Shaw and The Silent Comedy, mingle with chefs from more than 20 top restaurants and participate in the silent auction. 1-5 p.m., $45/pp. Bobby Riggs Tennis Club & Museum, 875 Santa Fe Dr., Encinitas, 858.768.7438.


fallbrook-avocado-festFallbrook Avocado Fest
April 17. Head to the “Avocado Capital of the World” in northeast San Diego County to celebrate and eat the best of the crop. The festival also offers avocado-themed gifts, guacamole contests, live music and entertainment, beer gardens and plenty of food other than avocados. Fallbrook.



earth-daySan Diego Earthfair
April 17. The world’s largest annual environmental fair features 300+ educational exhibits, kids’ entertainment, food vendors and live music. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Balboa Park.




taste-of-point-lomaTaste of Point Loma
April 20. Taste through some of Point Loma restaurants’ most popular menu items. For an additional fee, you can also purchase a drink that complements the restaurant’s food. New this year, some eateries offer dog-friendly patios. Look for a paw print next to a restaurant’s logo. $25/pp. 5:30-Various locations, Point Loma.


north-coast-repARTS + CULTURE
Way Downriver
April 13-May 8. Adapted from William Faulkner’s short story, “Old Man,” this powerful play presented by North Coast Rep follows an unlikely pair of old souls bound together by the forces of nature, as they struggle to overcome their fears and prejudice in order to survive. North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987-D Lomas Santa Fe Dr., Solana Beach, 858.481.1055.


Butterfly_Program_CoverMadama Butterfly
April 16, 19, 22, 24. San Diego Opera presents Madama Butterfly, a story in which hope, devotion, and betrayal find their fateful and desperate home. Amidst the cherry blossoms of Nagasaki, a young woman makes a stand to support herself as a geisha after her disgraced father takes his life. Fate intervenes and brings her an American Naval Officer and she falls desperately in love. Not aware she is just a dalliance, she believes they are married and renounces her religion as he sails away promising to return. And return he does, ready to take their child and raise him with his American wife. Her father’s shadow looms as her heart breaks and she must choose to live with dishonor or die with honor. San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown.


flesh-and-the-devilFlesh and the Devil
April 16. Celebrate the Jacobs Music Center’s heritage and history as The Fox Theatre Film Series brings a new slate of films from the Silent Era. Symphony Hall was originally opened in 1929 as Fox Theatre, and the series brings back the 1926 film Flesh and the Devil, accompanied by the Fox Theatre Symphonic Organ as played by theatre organ master Russ Peck. In this film, a beautiful, married countess becomes involved with two young German soldiers (and boyhood pals), leading to romantic and tragic consequences. Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B St., downtown.


Duck-Foot-Bottle-FlyerFOOD + DRINK
Duck Foot Brewing’s Big Bottle Bash
April 16. With less than a year of business under its belt, Duck Foot Brewing is already bottling some of their most popular brews. Duck Foot is well known in San Diego for their gluten-reduced and celiac-friendly beers. Celebrate the bottle launch and enjoy the chance to win fabulous raffle prizes throughout the evening. 6-10 p.m. 8920 Kenamar Dr. #210, Miramar, 858.433.7916.


the-lotHappy Hour at The LOT La Jolla
Ongoing. La Jolla’s luxury theater and dining experience is now a hot destination for happy hour with their newly launched menu of seasonal plates. Enjoy coastal-California inspired cuisine such as charred shishito peppers, California avocado guacamole, Scottish Balik salmon carpaccio and Spanish chorizo flatbread. 7611 Fay Ave., La Jolla, 858.777.0069.


braceroMeet the Winemaker at Bracero
April 18. A taste of Baja wines and cuisine is available without crossing the border as Bracero Cocina de Raiz welcomes winemaker Paolo Paoloni to showcase his wines. Guests will enjoy Paoloni’s wines from the Valle de Guadalupe, paired with Javier Placencia’s signature small plates. 6 p.m. $60/pp. 1490 Kettner Blvd., Little Italy, 619.756.7864.