San Diego Weekend Events Roundup April 27-30

Find the best San Diego things to do for April 27-30.

Edited by Madelyn Harris

EVENTS
Adams Avenue Unplugged
April 29. Enjoy dozens of acoustic performances––showcasing blues, folk, jazz, country and world music––staged inside restaurants, bars, coffeehouses and galleries along a two-mile stretch of Adams Avenue. Adams Avenue, between Texas Street in University Heights and Marlborough Drive in Kensington. adamsavenuebusiness.com

 

Mission Federal Artwalk
April 29-30. Little Italy transforms into an urban art gallery and festival spanning 17 blocks. The artwalk is packed with works by hundreds of emerging artists, live music, food vendors and hands-on children’s activities. 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. India Street, between Fir and Beech streets, Little Italy. artwalksandiego.org

 

 

Bloom Bash
April 28. Bloom Bash, San Diego Museum of Art’s official kickoff party for Art Alive, will feature culinary creations from some of San Diego’s top restaurants and chefs, along with floral-infused cocktails, live music, entertainment and a custom art installation by HOTTEA, a critically acclaimed installation artist. 7 p.m.–midnight. $250. San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado, 619.232.7931. sdmart.org

 

 

Spring It On Fashion Event
April 30. Head to Coronado Ferry Landing for a day of fashion and style. The event will include a runway fashion show, vendor area, music, raffles and giveaways. Noon-4 p.m. Coronado Ferry Landing, 1201 1st St., 619.435.8895. coronadoferrylandingshops.com

 

 

 

Maritime Museum’s Chocolate Festival
April 30. For the 6th year running, Maritime’s Chocolate Festival will feature over 15 vendors showcasing and sampling various types of chocolate. Guests can create their own chocolate pizza and adults can enjoy wine and chocolate pairings. Maritime Museum, 1492 N Harbor Dr., 619.234.9153. sdmaritime.org

 

 

 

Hornblower Pet Day
April 29. Bring your furry friends with you on a Hornblower cruise. Guests are encouraged to contribute a gently used blanket for donation to the Helen Woodward Animal Center. Various times. $25. Hornblower Cruises, 970 N Harbor Dr., 619.686.8715. hornblower.com

 

 

 

Sunset Yoga & Fireside Social
April 30. Hosted by YogaSix and Xanadu Life, guests will slip on silent disco headphones for a surround-sound, sunset yoga experience. Admission includes a 90-minute yoga class led by international yoga expert Katie Brauer and a post-yoga fireside social with a complimentary glass of wine. 4:30 p.m. $40. L’Auberge Del Mar, 1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, 858.259.1515. thexanadulife.com

 

Burlesque Brunch
April 30. Head to the Lafayette Hotel for a live burlesque and jazz show. Guests will enjoy a brunch buffet and bottomless mimosas to accompany the entertainment. $45. 12-3 p.m. The Lafayette Hotel, 2223 El Cajon Blvd., 619.296.2101. lafayettehotelsd.com

 

 

 

FOOD + DRINK
We Olive Winemaker Series: Yannick Rousseau
April 27. Indulge your inner wine-enthusiast at We Olive with Yannick Rousseau, a Gascony-born winemaker, who has since established a winery in Napa. Learn more about his passion for wine-making, and taste four of his wines. $15. 6-8 p.m. We Olive, 1158 Prospect St., La Jolla, 858.551.8250. weolive.com

 

 

Maker’s Mark Bartender Battle
April 27. Bartenders will be competing head-to-head to create the best bourbon cocktail. Guests will be able to visit a tasting station and chat with reps about a variety of bourbons. The event also features tray-passed appetizers and hors d’oeuvres. Analog Bar, 801 5th Ave., 619.233.1183. analogbar.com

 

 

 

ARTS + CULTURE
Art Alive
April 27-30. This annual three-day exhibit at the San Diego Museum of Art features more than 100 intricate floral interpretations of the museum’s permanent collection by floral designers invited to put their artistic talents to the test.  San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado, 619.232.7931. sdmart.org

 

 

Big Band Bash with the Jazz @ The Jacobs Orchestra 
April 29. A handpicked 16-piece big band of jazz all-stars will make their debut as the Jazz @ The Jacobs Orchestra, led by series curator and trumpeter, Gilbert Castellanos. This special concert features the San Diego Symphony and veteran jazz vocalist Barbara Morrison performing the best of Ellington, Basie and more. Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B St., 619.235.0804. sandiegosymphony.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

 

 

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-D Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, 858.481.1055. northcoastrep.org

 

 

The Wizard of Oz: San Diego Junior Theatre
April 28–May 14. Showcasing 45 of San Diego’s youth performers and 26 youth technicians, this audience favorite is sure to remind you that there’s “no place like home.” San Diego Junior Theatre, 1650 El Prado #208, 619.239.1311. juniortheatre.com

 

 

 

The Full Monty at SDSU
Through April 30. Presented by San Diego State University’s School of Theatre, Television, and Film, The Full Monty tells the story of six unemployed steelworkers who find a renewed sense of purpose in their lives when they decide to construct a plan to make money with a striptease act, redefining the notion of male friendship. Don Powell Theatre, San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Dr., 619.594.6884. theatre.sdsu.edu

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