San Diego Weekend Events Roundup April 13-16

Find the best San Diego things to do for April 13-16.

Edited by Madelyn Harris

EVENTS
Red Bull Air Race World Championship
April 15-16. Head to the Pacific Coast to watch this international competition based on speed and precision. Pilots from around the world will tackle various obstacles in the sky for the championship title. 320 Broadway, downtown. redbullairrace.com

 

 

 

Gene Kelly: The Legacy
April 15.
Gene Kelly is associated with movie classics such as Singin’ in the Rain and American in Paris. Now, his widow, Patricia Ward Kelly, is coming to San Diego to take audiences behind the scenes and give a glimpse into the life she shared with her husband. Through the use of videos and intimate stories, learn more about one of the world’s most beloved dance stars. 2 p.m. Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., 619.570.1100. sandiegotheatres.org

 

 

EASTER
Easter Bunny Tea
April 14-15. Celebrate Easter festivities at the Westgate, featuring kid friendly petit-fours and mini pastries along with a traditional European afternoon tea. Families can enjoy an Easter egg hunt on the Riviera Terrace along with a magic show. 2:30 p.m. Westgate Hotel, 1055 2nd Ave., 619.238.1818. westgatehotel.com

 

 

 

The Westgate’s Easter Champagne Brunch
April 16. On Easter Sunday, head to the Westgate for a traditional Easter Champagne brunch. Guests can choose from fresh seafood, made-to-order omelets, carving stations and a children’s section. Kids can enjoy face painting and a visit from the Easter Bunny. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $89. Westgate Hotel, 1055 2nd Ave., 619.238.1818. westgatehotel.com

 

 

 

Hornblower Easter Brunch Cruise
April 16. Join Hornblower for an Easter brunch cruise, featuring an array of brunch fare and unlimited Champagne and sparkling cider. The Easter Bunny will also be on hand for photos. $66.95. Hornblower Cruises, 970 N Harbor Dr., 619.686.8715. hornblower.com

 

 

 

Herb & Eatery’s Easter Brunch
April 16. Head to Little Italy’s newest casual market and counter service restaurant for an Easter brunch featuring an array of freshly baked cookies, pastries, coffee and cocktails. Featured dishes include Spanish inspired baked eggs and fresh croissants. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. 2210 Kettner Blvd., 619.794.2790. herbandwood.com

 

 

 

Spring Party with Bunny
April 15. Enjoy the beauty of the San Diego Botanic Garden for the holiday. Festivities include a visit from the Easter Bunny, bunny ear decoration stations, face paints and a petting zoo full of real bunnies. 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas, 760.436.3036. sdbgarden.org

 

 

 

L’Auberge Del Mar Easter Brunch
April 16. Combine the beautiful view of the Pacific with all of your brunch favorites. Buffet items include homemade breads, pastries, granola and hot breakfast items such as eggs Benedict and an omelet station. $90 for adults. Seatings at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m. 1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, 858.259.1515. laubergedelmar.com

 

 

 

Bleu Bohème
April 16.
Easter brunch is back at Kensington’s Bleu Bohème. An exclusive prix-fixe brunch menu includes items such as black Mediterranean mussels with roasted garlic cream and quiche maison. $54.95. 4090 Adams Ave., 619.255.4167. bleuboheme.com

 

 

 

 


Belmont Park’s Easter Egg Hunt

April 16. Back by popular demand, Belmont Park will offer their fifth annual Easter Egg Hunt on the beach. 12,000 eggs will be filled with candy, toys and other Belmont Park goodies, such as single rides, single attractions, dessert vouchers, unlimited rides and wristband packages. 9 a.m. $5. Belmont Park, 3146 Mission Blvd., 858.488.1549. belmontpark.com

 

 

Easter Brunch at The Med
April 16. The Med’s annual Easter brunch will feature food, family activities, live music and an Easter egg hunt for children. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $85. The Med, La Valencia Hotel, 1132 Prospect St., La Jolla, 858.454.0771. lavalencia.com

 

 

 

FOOD + DRINK
Pairings with a Purpose
April 15. Top chefs and brew masters from San Diego and Mexico’s Guadalupe Valley face off for a good cause. Chef and brewer teams will create food and drinks pairings, and guests will vote for their favorites. All proceeds will benefit Feeding San Diego and its critical hunger-relief programs. 12-4 p.m. Bobby Riggs Tennis Club & Museum, 875 Santa Fe Dr., Encinitas, 760.473.2672. feedingsandiego.org

 

 

MUSEUMS
Kanban: Traditional Shop Signs of Japan

April 15. Learn more about traditional Japanese art and design at Mingei International Museum by examining various traditional signs made by Japanese merchants. These signs, created from wood, bamboo, iron, paper, fabric, gold leaf and lacquer, demonstrate traditional forms of advertising. Mingei International Museum, 1439 El Prado, 619.239.0003. mingei.org

 

 

ARTS + CULTURE
Travels With My Aunt 
April 12-May 7. Eccentric Aunt Augusta shakes up the life of her staid, bourgeois nephew by igniting his lust for adventure. Four highly versatile actors tackle more than 20 roles in this life-changing, offbeat odyssey. North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Dr., Solana Beach, 858.481.1055. northcoastrep.org

 

 

Margin of Error
April 14-May 7. Enjoy Will Cooper’s production, in which a famous scientist, two of his students and his wife confront each other, leading to a variety of twists and turns. This drama unveils what happens when individuals boil love and deceit down to a science. Lyceum Theatre, Westfield Horton Plaza, 79 Horton Plaza, 619.544.1000. lyceumevents.org

 

 

On the 20th Century
Through April 30. Luck, love and mischief collide on the Twentieth Century––a luxury train traveling from Chicago to New York––when a bankrupt theater producer attempts to cajole a Hollywood starlet into playing the lead in his new, non-existent drama. Cygnet Theatre at Old Town Theatre, 4040 Twiggs St., Old Town, 619.337.1525. cygnettheatre.com

 

 

Into the Beautiful North
Through April 23. In this adaptation of the bestselling novel, 19-year-old Nayaeli takes inspiration from the film The Magnificent Seven. She sets out on an epic quest from Mexico to the U.S. to find men and smuggle them back across the border to defend her town from drug dealers. Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, downtown, 619.544.1000. sdrep.org

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