San Diego Weekend Roundup 4.21.16

Find the best San Diego things to do for the weekend of 4.21.16

Edited by Lisa Kelley

del-mar-horse-showDel Mar National Horse Show
April 21-May 8
. One of the oldest and most prestigious equestrian competitions in the Western U.S. features beautiful horses and various events for equine enthusiasts, including Western Week (April 21-24), Dressage Week (April 28-May 1), and Hunter/Jumper Week (May 3-8). Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar.



lakeside-rodeo-roping-645x340Lakeside Rodeo
April 22-24. Pull on those cowboy boots and head to Lakeside to catch the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association compete in bareback riding, tie down roping, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, steer wrestling, and barrel racing. 12584 Mapleview St., Lakeside, 619.561.4331.



beerFestival of Beers

April 23. Rock out to local bands performing live music as guests sample some of San Diego’s best craft beer at the 9th annual Festival of Beers. Enjoy music from Hills Like Elephants, Mayfield and Oh, Spirit. $40/pp. 2-5 p.m. Lafayette Hotel, 2223 El Cajon Blvd., North Park.



chicano-park-festChicano Park Day Festival
April 23. The free festival, now in its 46th year, features traditional Chicano music and dance, a display of classic lowrider cars, food, arts and craft vendors and more. Take a moment to stroll through the park to see a display of murals that celebrate the Mexican-immigrant community in central San Diego. Barrio Logan, 619.542.0369.


encinitas-street-fairSpring Street Fair Encinitas
April 23-24. Enjoy more than 450 unique food, arts and crafts vendors, plus three entertainment stages, children’s rides, a dog zone, beer garden and more. (Photo Epic Photojournalism). Hwy 101 from D Street to J Street, Encinitas, 760.945.9288.



meet the chefsMeet the Chefs
April 24. Taste signature dishes from more than a dozen premier restaurants and chefs in the Del Mar area of San Diego, complemented by an extensive selection of wines and champagne. Also enjoy live music by Legal Tender, a live auction, and the beautiful poolside setting at Hilton San Diego Del Mar. $150/pp. 12:30-4:30 p.m. 15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar.


bikes-boards-brewsBikes, Boards & Brews
April 24. Celebrate the Pacific Beach culture and the neighborhood’s unique eateries and breweries at the 7th annual Bikes, Boards and Brews event. Tickets include 10 tasters from top San Diego craft breweries, food pairings from local restaurants, live entertainment, and more. The Catamaran Resort overlooks Mission Bay and will be decorated with surf boards, beach cruisers and beach inspired art. $40/pp. Noon-5 p.m. 3999 Mission Blvd., Pacific Beach.


downtown_at_sundown_1ARTS + CULTURE
Downtown at Sundown and Free Third Thursday
April 21. The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) invites guests to tour the downtown and La Jolla museums for a special after-hours event. Enjoy free museum admission, exhibition tours, music by The Roots Factory Art Collective, drink specials, a food truck and more. 1100 Kettner Blvd., downtown; 700 Prospect St., La Jolla.


raptureblisterburnRupture, Blister, Burn
April 21-May 15. In this smart and funny comedy, three generations of American women debate on how women’s lives have and have not changed since the 1970s. SD Rep at Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, downtown, 619.544.1000.



dinner-with-marleneDinner with Marlene
April 22-May 29. Based on actual events, singer/movie star Marlene Dietrich and a fascinating assortment of artists, writers and socialites gather for a dinner party in 11938 Paris. Lamb’s Players Theatre, 1142 Orange Ave., Coronado, 619.437.6000.



ellie-gouldingEllie Goulding
April 23. British indie pop star, Ellie Goulding hits the stage at Viejas Arena as a stop on her Delirium tour. The multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter will also be joined by Years & Years. 5500 Canyon Crest, University Area, 619.594.0234.



Spreckels-Organ-frontal-blue-at-night.-Credit-Bob-LangTaking the Title: A Celebration of the World’s Largest Outdoor Pipe Organ
April 23. Celebrate with the Spreckels Organ Society as the 100-year-old San Diego icon takes the title of “Largest Outdoor Pipe Organ in the World,” following recent updates and renovations. The celebration includes a grand processional of musicians and dignitaries and performances by Emeritus Robert Plimpton, Russ Peck, Diane Alexander and Miles Anderson. Admission and parking are free. 7 p.m. (Photo Bob Lang) 1549 El Prado, Balboa Park, 619.702.8138.

tyrone-wellsTyrone Wells
April 23. Acoustic singer-songwriter, Tyrone Wells, brings his soulful melodies to San Diego in an intimate performance at Lestat’s Coffee House. Enjoy his new album Roll With It, as well as familiar songs from his previous albums. Tyrone Wells’ has an impressive lineup of more than 50 placements in film and TV and is currently touring with Savannah Philyaw. 3343 Adams Ave., Normal Heights.