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San Diego Weekend Events Roundup

Find the best San Diego things to do this weekend.

Belmont Park
Mar. 31. San Diego’s iconic boardwalk destination is hosting a brunch-and-hunt at the beach, including a special appearance from the Easter Bunny. Guests can delight in a delicious seaside brunch at the Wave House from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. and a fun-filled Easter egg hunt on the sand at noon. If that doesn’t fit in your schedule, hop from shop to shop for free Easter egg giveaways at the Belmont Park merchants all day long. They will be giving out up to 5,000 eggs stuffed with Belmont Park prizes including free rides, sweet treats and attractions. 3146 Mission Blvd., San Diego. 858.228.9283.

easter-san-diego-hotel-delHotel Del Coronado
Mar. 31. Kick off Easter morning with a good old-fashioned egg hunt on the oceanfront Windsor Lawn before heading into the Crown Room for a champagne brunch buffet with delectable dishes and live musical entertainment. The south end of the Windsor Lawn will also be the site of a fun zone with crafts for all ages from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Keep an eye out for the roaming Easter Bunny. Egg hunts begin at 10 a.m. and noon. 1500 Ocean Ave., Coronado. 619.522.8490.

hornlower-easterHornblower Brunch Cruise
Mar. 31. Take a cruise with the Easter Bunny with beautiful San Diego Bay views, free- flowing champagne and a lavish brunch buffet complete with various bakery, seafood, eggs and carving stations. Each two-hour cruise includes a narrated tour and plenty of photo opportunities. 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. 1800 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego. 619.686.8715.

easter-at-us-grantThe US Grant
Mar. 31. Gather with friends and family to feast on breakfast specialties, fresh salads, seasonal side dishes, delectable entree selections, and a collection of sweet treats at The US Grant. New additions to hotel’s Easter brunch buffet include a Belgian waffle bar, a poached egg and assorted greens salad station, and a marble slab creamery where you can design your own ice cream sundae. Brunch also includes a special appearance from the Easter Bunny as well as live jazz entertainment. Don’t forget the bottomless mimosas. Seatings at 11 a.m., noon and 1:30 p.m. Reservations required. 619.744.2039. 326 Broadway, San Diego. 619.232.3121.

See more Easter events in our Easter Guide!

New Orleans Jazz Orchestra 
Mar. 29. A tasty musical gumbo, the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra offers classic New Orleans jazz served with blistering Creole heat. Led by Grammy and Billboard Award-winning Irvin Mayfield, NOJO’s repertoire is steeped in the jazz canon of New Orleans, and includes original compositions by Mayfield as well as big band scores by Duke Ellington and Count Basie. 8 p.m. Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B St., downtown. 619.235.0804.

ben-vereenSteppin’ Out with Ben Vereen 
Mar. 29-31. In a special engagement at the La Jolla Playhouse, actor, dancer and singer Ben Vereen pays tribute to Broadway, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and other legends. The show highlights Vereen’s unique artistry with hit songs such as “Defying Gravity,” “Stand By Me” and “My Way.” See first hand the showbiz know-how of the man the New York Times dubbed “an old-school song and dance man who never lets up.” Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre at the La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla. 858.550.1010.

whos-bad-belly-up-tavernWho’s Bad
Mar. 30. The King of Pop is still alive in spirit as Who’s Bad presents a power-packed live performance of Michael Jackson’s expansive catalog. It’s the longest-running MJ tribute around with sold-out performances at high-profile venues all over the world. Who’s Bad focuses on retaining their reputation as a serious cover group by paying studious attention to the moves and grooves that made Jackson pop’s undisputed king. Belly Up Tavern, 143 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach. 858.481.8140.

Ironman 70.3 California Oceanside 
Mar. 30. Head to the Oceanside Pier to cheer on top athletes from across the globe as they cross the finish line after swimming, biking and running a total of 70.3 miles. Established in 1974, this event is one of the oldest in the Ironman family, usually attracting a large number of professional athletes. This amazing test of endurance begins with a 1.2-mile swim in Oceanside Harbor, followed by a 56-mile bike ride through the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base and ends with a 13.1-mile run along the Pacific Ocean and ending at the Oceanside Pier.

30th on 30th
Mar. 30. Head to North Park and South Park for this monthly, unofficial restaurant and bar crawl. On the 30th of each month, various eateries and bars located on 30th street offer food and drink specials, allowing patrons to check out all the amazing places along the 30th street corridor. Participating restaurants usually include Urban Solace, The Linkery, Alchemy, Vagabond, Mosaic Wine Bar, Sea Rocket Bistro and many others.

women-in-the-militaryWomen’s Military History Day
Mar. 30. Learn and celebrate the evolving roles of women in today’s armed forces with exhibits and historic documentary films. Exhibits will showcase displays of artifacts, uniforms, photographs and posters from WWI through current operations in Southwest Asia. The event also includes a symposium with active military and veteran women who’ll speak about their experience and the role of women in the military over time. Veteran’s Museum, 2115 Park Blvd., San Diego. 619.230.2300.

Jen Kirkman
Mar. 28-30. A stand-up comedian, writer and regular round table guest on “Chelsea Lately,” Jen Kirkman is taking her act on the road to support her first book, I Can Barely Take Care of Myself. She’s performed stand-up on Late Night with Craig Ferguson, Conan and many late-night Comedy Central shows, and has received accolades for her role as the narrator in the cult web-series “Drunk History.” I Can Barely Take Care of Myself comes out in hardcover on April 16 and will later be released as an audio book. American Comedy Co., 818 B Sixth Ave., San Diego. 619.795.3858.

Murder in the Cathedral 
Mar. 30-Apr. 7. Archbishop Thomas Becket, brutally murdered in Canterbury Cathedral in December 1170 defending his church against the intrusions of King Henry II, became a Christian martyr and Saint at whose tomb Henry was forced to pay penance. Did Henry order the murder or did his knights take matters into their own hands? Based on the T. S. Eliot play, the opera covers the last month of Becket’s life as he struggles with politics, religion and temptation. Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown, 619.570.1100.