San Diego Weekend Events Roundup April 6-9

Find the best San Diego things to do for April 6-9.

Edited by Madelyn Harris

EVENTS
La Jolla Concours d’Elegance
April 7-9. Classic car enthusiasts can view more than 150 unique vehicles parked along the Pacific at this community auto show. Plus live swing music, and a Champagne, rosé and honey tasting garden. 1130 Coast Blvd., La Jolla. lajollaconcours.com

 

 

Rattlesnake Feeding
April 7. Visit the San Diego Natural History Museum to watch two rattlesnake handlers feed their Red Diamondback rattlesnake, then chat with the experts about the rattlesnake species. 2 p.m. San Diego Natural History Museum, 1788 El Prado, 619.232.3821. sdnhm.org

 

 

 

VinDiego Wine & Food Festival
April 8. The epicurean festival features more than 300 types of award-winning wine and delicious food from local San Diego restaurants, including Nobu, Seasons 52 and Marina Kitchen, among others. Also enjoy live music and entertainment. 4-7 p.m. 2875 Dewey Rd., 760.805.2131. vindiego.com

 

 

Healthy Living Festival
April 8-9. San Diego’s largest health and fitness expo boasts over 200 health and wellness vendors. Festival highlights include cooking demonstrations, free yoga and workout classes, wellness product samples and free workshops. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., 858.755.1161. delmarfairgrounds.com

 

 

Naturally Dyed Extraordinary Eggs Class
April 8.
 Learn natural egg dying techniques like applying flowers and leaves for beautiful imprints, as well as wax-resist methods on eggs. At the end of the class, you’ll have 18 decorated eggs to enjoy for Easter. 3:30-5:30 p.m. $49. The Curious Fork, 512 Via de la Valle #102, Solana Beach, 858.876.6386. thecuriousfork.com

 

 

KEX Fest
April 9. Join Kettner Exchange for their first spirits and seafood festival. Enjoy wine, beer and spirits tastings as well as a sashimi demonstration, live music and food tasting from executive chef Brian Redzikowski. Kettner Exchange, 2001 Kettner Blvd., 619.255.2001. kettnerexchange.com

 

 

 

FOOD + DRINK
Rouleur Brewing Company
April 8. Celebrate the grand opening of Carlsbad’s newest brewing company with an outdoor beer garden, food trucks and live music. Noon-10 p.m. 5840 El Camino Real Suite 101, Carlsbad, 442.244.5111. rouleurbrewing.com

 

 

 

Bellamy’s & Offbeat Brewing Beer and Food Pairing
April 6. Experience a night of bold flavors with a five-course menu and beer pairing. Highlights include dishes like local yellowtail crudo, beer cheese soup and braised short rib. OffBeat’s drinks––Session IPA and pale ale, among others––complement each dish. Reservations required. $49. 6 p.m. Bellamy’s Restaurant, 417 W Grand Ave., 760.747.5000. bellamysdining.com

 

 

Puesto
April 9. The Mexican eatery celebrates five years on the scene with complimentary tacos and aguas frescas. The party also includes face painting, balloon artistry and jump houses. Open to all ages. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The Headquarters at Seaport, 789 W Harbor Dr., 619.233.8880. eatpuesto.com

 

 

Local Libations Class + Tasting
April 8.
 Enjoy an informational panel and drink sampling from local distillers like Malahat Spirits, Cutwater Spirits, Henebery Whiskey and Young’s Market. The class will be followed by a cocktail mixer on the ocean view patio, complemented by bites, demos and live music. 1-2 p.m. $40. Sea180, 800 Seacoast Dr., 619.631.4949. cohnrestaurants.com

 

 

 


Bubble Brunch

April 9. Parc Bistro-Brasserie partners with Iron Horse Vineyards for a special four-course brunch. Highlights of the menu include salmon rillette Benedict and baguette French toast with Grand Marnier whipped cream––each course paired with Iron Horse wines. $47. 11:30 a.m. 2760 Fifth Ave., 619.319.9472. parcbb.com

 

 

 

$5 Cocktail Week
Through April 6. Cocktail lovers unite. Take advantage of $5 featured cocktails from some of San Diego’s top restaurants, including 333 Pacific, Blue Point, Indigo Grill, The Prado, Coasterra, Corvette Diner, Bo-beau, Gaslamp Strip Club, Island Prime & C Level, The Melting Pot, Draft Republic, Sea180 and Vintana. Various locations around San Diego.

 

 

Eclipse Chocolate Build-A-Bar Workshop
April 6.
Partake in Eclipse Chocolate’s new Build-A-Bar Workshop series by creating two large chocolate bars using a selection of more than 30 ingredients. Choose from add-ons such as caramel butter toffee, pink peppercorn, Serrano sea salt, toasted hazelnuts and dried blackberries. $25. 7-9 p.m. 2145 Fern St., South Park, 619.578.2984. eclipsechocolate.com

 

 

Sweet Petite Confections Spring Chocolate Making Class
April 8. Learn how to make bonbons and chocolate bark using ingredients such as house-made Meyer lemon ganache with a fresh spearmint infusion, black currant caramel, strawberries, blueberries and more. $40. 12:30-2:30 p.m. 3582 Mt. Acadia Blvd., 858.688.0210. sweetpetiteconfections.com

 

 

ARTS + CULTURE
Skeleton Crew
April 8-May 7. Just months away from her retirement, a Detroit autoworker is torn between self-preservation and allegiance to her co-workers in what The New York Times calls “a deeply moral and deeply American play…squarely in the tradition of Arthur Miller.” Contains strong language. The Old Globe, Sheryl & Harvey White Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, 619.234.5623. theoldglobe.org

 

 

Sandy Wexler’s Here Comes the Funny Tour
April 8. Get ready to laugh with a night of stand-up from comedians Adam Sandler, David Spade, Nick Swardson and Rob Schneider, during this tour presented by Netflix 8 p.m. $125. Harrah’s Resort Southern California. 777 Harrah’s Rincon Way, Valley Center, 760.751.3100. harrahssocal.com

 

 

Green Day
April 8. Have the “Time of Your Life” and jam to Green Day this spring. The Grammy-award-winning group will be heading to San Diego to perform some of their classics, along with singles from their new album Revolution Radio. 7 p.m. Valley View Casino Center. 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., 619.224.4171. valleyviewcasinocenter.com

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