San Diego Weekend Events Roundup March 30-April 2

Find the best San Diego things to do for March 30-April 2.

Edited by Madelyn Harris

EVENTS
Schooner Cup Charity Regatta
April 1. Head to San Diego Bay for the 29th annual Schooner Cup. Eight to 10 schooners will be participating this year, and individuals who want to take part in the action can join Maritime Museum aboard the Californian, one of the boats in the race. Spectators can choose to watch from the San Salvador. $65. 9:45 a.m. 1492 N. Harbor Dr., 619.234.9153. sdmaritime.org

 

 

Bankers Hill Art & Craft Beer Festival
March 31. Celebrate the art and culture of Bankers Hill at this festival that features local craft brews, art instillations and food truck fare. The festivities happen at the Abbey, one of the most historic venues in the neighborhood. $35. 21+. 6-9 p.m. The Abbey, 2825 Fifth Ave., 619.686.8700 ext. 8819. bankershill.com

 

 

We Olive: Meet the Winemaker
March 30. Join We Olive in welcoming Greg Graziano of Graziano Family of Wines. He’ll be speaking about his specialization in Italian and old world varietals of wine, and guests can sample various artisan wines. $15. 6-8 p.m. We Olive & Wine Bar, 1158 Prospect St., 858.551.8250. weolive.com

 

 

 

Latin American Art Festival
April 1-2. Recognized as one of the premier art shows in California, the Latin American Art Festival will present the artwork of over 100 artists from Mexico, Central and South America. While listening to a variety of music, guests can sample Mexican beer and wine from Valle de Guadalupe. 2730 Historic Decatur Rd. latinamericanartfestival.com

 

 

Silent Disco
April 1. Head to the Lafayette Hotel’s Mississippi Ballroom to enjoy two DJ battles, featuring four local DJs. Guests will listen to the music exclusively through headphones, and can flip between channels on them. Lafayette Hotel. 2223 El Cajon Blvd., 619.296.2101. lafayettehotelsd.com

 

 

San Diego Crew Classic
April 1-2. Watch thousands of athletes compete at San Diego’s premier rowing event, often regarded as a competition for future Olympians. Rowers from ages 14 to 84 compete in over 100 races throughout the day. Mission Bay Park, 1875 Quivira Way #C6, 619.225.0300. crewclassic.org

 

 

Oceanside Harbor Wine Cruise
April 1. Join Oceanside Adventures on a 90-minute evening cruise through the Oceanside Harbor. Guests will enjoy a variety of appetizers and tastings of three wines from Beach House Winery. $39. 21+ 5-6:30 p.m. 315 Harbor Dr., Oceanside, 888.507.1130. oceansidewhalewatching.com

 

 

 

San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum Spring Gala
April 2. The Oceania-themed evening will celebrate the cuisine and culture of the Pacific Islands. Guests can sample tropical cocktails, enjoy live music and dance performances, and participate in the event’s silent auction. $95. San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum, 320 North Broadway, Escondido, 760.233.7755. sdcdm.org

 

 

Julian Gold Rush Days
April 1-2. Kids will get a chance to learn more about the California Gold Rush with a weekend of fun activities, such as gold panning, candle dipping and tomahawk throwing. Also, families can enjoy a petting zoo, pony rides and a variety of food and drink. Julian Mining Company, 4444 CA-78, Julian, 760.765.1857. visitjulian.com

 

 

FOOD + DRINK
Abnormal Beer Company’s Anniversary Party
April 1.
To celebrate Abnormal Beer Company’s 2nd anniversary, guests can head to the Cork & Craft to enjoy casual bites from executive chef Scott Cannon. Also, sample an exclusive anniversary tap list from Abnormal Beer Co. and guest breweries, and celebrate with a DJ. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 16990 Via Tazon, 858.618.2463. abnormalbeer.com

 

 

Surfrider Pub Crawl
April 1. Partygoers will gain access to five premier venues in the historic Gaslamp Quarter and enjoy Grey Goose specials all throughout the day. 2-6 p.m. Florent Restaurant & Lounge. 672 5th Ave., 619.595.0123. florentrestaurant.com

 

 

ARTS + CULTURE
First Date
March 31-May 7. The romantic comedy centers around a first date between Aaron and Casey when they find themselves in a high-stake situation. Both Aaron and Casey’s inner critics transform restaurant guests into past exes, controlling parents and supportive best friends who help them on their journey through their first date. Will their first date lead to a second? Horton Grand Theatre, 444 Fourth Ave., 858.560.5740. sdmt.org

 

 

Red Velvet
March 25-April 30. Lolita Chakrabarti’s multi-award-winning drama, set in London in the early 1800s, uncovers the fascinating true story of a pivotal figure in theater history, Ira Aldridge—a young American who was the first black man to play Othello on the British stage. Shiley Stage at The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623. theoldglobe.org

 

 

Max Raabe and Palast Orchestrer
March 31. Enjoy music of the 1920s-’30s with a performance by a cabaret big band and German singer Max Raabe. $24.50 8-10 p.m.  Historic Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., 619.570.1100. sandiegotheatres.org

 

 

 

Art After Hours
March 31. Check out Balboa Park after closing hours with the San Diego Museum of Art’s exclusive access event. Check out their special exhibitions, European permanent collections, and other works from world-renowned artists. $5. 5 p.m. San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado. sdmart.org

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