San Diego Weekend Events Roundup April 20-23

Find the best San Diego things to do for April 20-23.

Edited by Madelyn Harris

EVENTS
Del Mar National Horse Show
Through May 7. One of the oldest and most prestigious equestrian competitions in the western U.S., this annual horse show features various events or equine enthusiasts, including Western Week (April 18-22), Dressage Week (April 27-30) and Hunter/Jumper Week (May 2-7). Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. delmarnational.com

 

 

Chicano Park Day
April 22. The 47th annual event celebrating Chicano Park––designated a National Historic Landmark in January 2017––features traditional music and dance, a lowrider car show, art workshops for kids, and food, arts and crafts vendors. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Chicano Park, between National and Logan avenues, Barrio Logan. chicano-park.com

 

 

San Diego EarthFair
April 23. The world’s largest annual environmental fair features more than 300 educational exhibits, kids’ entertainment, food vendors, live music and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Balboa Park. earthdayweb.org

 

 

 

Fallbrook Avocado Festival
April 23. Head to the “Avocado Capital of the World” to celebrate and eat the best of the crop, including avocado-themed gifts, guacamole contests, live music and entertainment, beer gardens and plenty of food other than avocados. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Main Street, downtown Fallbrook. fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org

 

 

Crafts and Drafts Block Party
April 23. Bay City Brewing brings together the best of Ocean Beach and Point Loma for a community celebration, showcasing products from local artisans and offering its newest creations: a hazy-style IPA and a Baltic porter. 12-6 p.m. 3760 Hancock St., 619.727.4926. baycitybrewingco.com

 

 

Petal to Plate
April 20-30. The inaugural 10-day celebration offers fine flowers, wellness, food and drink, taking place in various spots around Carlsbad. In addition to the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch, guests are invited to visit participating hotels, restaurants, spas and a golf course for floral-inspired menus and experiences. Various locations in Carlsbad. visitcarlsbad.com

 

 

Tequila Fest On Harbor Float
April 20. Hop onto Harbor Float, Coasterra’s new floating event deck, for a tequila-fueled evening overlooking the San Diego skyline. Taste various tequilas and mezcals, and find live food stations, where chef Deborah Scott will cook favorites from each of her Cohn Restaurant Group establishments. $59.95. 6-8:30 p.m. Coasterra, 880 Harbor Island Dr., 619.814.1300. cohnrestaurants.com

 

 

San Diego Italian Film Festival
April 22. Preceding the showing of surf film Bella Vita, enjoy a pre-party with small bites from Cicina Migrante and Gaia Gelato, along with a wine launch of Zio Baffa wines. Following the film, director Jason Baffa will host a Q&A session. 5 p.m. $30. La Paloma Theatre, 471 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, 760.436.5774. lapalomatheatre.com

 

 

Soul Train Revue and Dance Contest
April 21. Get ready for a night of groovy music and dancing. The Lafayette Hotel will host the Schizophonics Soul Revue, a 14-piece funk band. Guests can purchase a ticket to enter the dance contest, with prizes ranging from a free stay at The Lafayette to dinner for two. 7 p.m. The Lafayette Hotel, 2223 El Cajon Blvd., 619.292.2101. lafayettehotelsd.com

 

 

Happy Birthday, Mr. Shakespeare
April 22. Celebrate playwright William Shakespeare’s 453rd birthday on the Old Globe’s campus. Find birthday games, activities, live music, theater tours, life-sized board games, interactive puppet shows and, of course, cake. Free. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.  1363 Old Globe Way, 619.234.5623. theoldglobe.org

 

 

FOOD + DRINK
Breakfast Republic Grand Opening
April 20. With locations throughout San Diego, Breakfast Republic is launching its fifth location in Ocean Beach. Taking over the previous space for OB Warehouse, the Ocean Beach branch will feature the same out-of-the-box dishes of the other locations. Yet, guests will also be able to enjoy new creations, such as the Jurassic Pork Bloody Mary, made possible by the restaurant’s full liquor license. 4829 Newport Ave., Ocean Beach. breakfastrepublic.com

 

Uncorked at Marina Kitchen
April 22. Award-winning Marina Kitchen continues its popular winemaker series with wine expert Randal Grahm of Bonny Doon Vineyard. Attendees will join Grahm for a tasting of his highly sought-after wines, and Marina Kitchen’s executive chef Aron Schwartz will provide a bountiful array of local, seasonal cuisine. $25. 6 p.m. 333 W Harbor Dr., 619.234.1500. marriott.com

 

 

ARTS + CULTURE
La Traviata
April 22-30. For party girl Violetta Valery, life is lived carelessly until she meets a man who changes everything. Choosing love over freedom, she is blissfully in love until an welcome visitor threatens their future together. Will Violetta be able to stay true to herself and to her love? San Diego Opera, 233 A St. #500, 619.232.7636. sdopera.org

 

 


San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus: Broadway Now

April 22-23. Enjoy all of your favorite musical songs under one roof. The San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus will perform songs from Wicked, Hairspray, The Book of Mormon, Chicago, Jersey Boys and The Lion King. Historic Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., 619.570.1100. sdgmc.org

 

 

 

Dr. Seuss’ The Sneetches 
April 23. Dr. Seuss’ parable about the folly of discrimination gets a unique musical treatment in this “storybook” concert about the power of “once upon a time…,” including music inspired by some of everyone’s favorite fairy tales. Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B St., 619.235.0804. sandiegosymphony.org

 

 

 

Travels With My Aunt
Through 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

 

 

Skeleton Crew
Through 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. White Theatre at the Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623. theoldglobe.org

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