Events | San Diego Weekend Events Roundup 4.2.15

Weekend Roundup

Find the best things to do in San Diego this weekend.

Mission Valley Craft Beer & Food Festival
Apr. 4. Mission Valley Craft Beer & Food Festival takes the field at Qualcomm Stadium’s practice area for a day devoted to San Diego’s finest craft brews paired with food from the city’s best-known restaurants and chefs. Tickets are $45/pp and include unlimited samples and live music performances from local acts, 1:30-5 p.m. 9449 Friars Rd., Mission Valley.


fanfestPadres Fan Fest
Apr. 4. Fans start building some San Diego spirit at the Padres Fan Fest, where they will get the chance to get player and coach autographs, participate in interactive forums, and the opportunity to play catch in the outfield. There will be an exhibition game between the San Diego Padres and the Diablos Rojos del Mexico. Park passes will be released on site the day of the event. 100 Park Blvd., East Village, 619.795.5000.


filipino-sun-festFilipino Sun Festival
Apr. 4. The Filipino Sun Festival celebrates Filipino culture as the sun symbolizes unity, freedom, people’s democracy and sovereignty. Each ray in their sun symbol represents one of the first eight provinces in the Philippines. The free festival will feature traditional Filipino dances and performances, food vendors, Easter egg hunts, and a beer garden. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mira Mesa Community Park, 8575 New Salem St., Mira Mesa,


emerald-cFirst Friday Art Celebration
Apr. 3. Emerald C Gallery hosts First Friday Art Celebration with live entertainment by Bella Grace, open bar, refreshments, giveaways and special introductory pricing on fine jewelry from Mirjam Butz-Brown Designer Goldsmith and featured jewelry artist Vickie Riggs Designs. 1331 Orange Ave., Coronado, 619.996.3315.


April-Sculpture-GuildSculptural Enlightenment
Apr. 4. The San Diego Sculptors Guild joins Spanish Village Art Center for a large-scale sculptural exhibit commemorating the Centennial Celebration of Balboa Park. The opening reception includes live music, sculpture tours with artist explanations, refreshments, a raffle, silent auction and an opportunity to meet the artists. 4-9 p.m. Spanish Village, 1770 Village Pl, Balboa Park, 619.238.0522.


Buyer & Cellar
Apr. 4-May 3. In this off-Broadway hit comedy, an out-of-work actor takes the oddest of odd jobs: an offer to play shopkeeper for Barbra Streisand, who has transformed her Malibu basement into a mini-mall where she pretends to go shopping for her own personal memorabilia. White Theatre at the Old Globe 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623.


mamma-miaMamma Mia
Apr. 3-5. The Broadway smash hit musical combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.” and “Take a Chance on Me,” with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. Broadway San Diego, Civic Theater, 1100 Third Ave., downtown, 619.570.1100.


Elias String Quartet
Apr. 2. Performing works by Mozart, Beethoven and more, the Elias String Quartet brings a dynamic and fresh force to the classical world. The celebrated chamber ensemble performs at Conrad Prebys Concert Hall in a concert presented by ArtPower! at UC San Diego. Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, Russel Dr. and Rupertus Way, La Jolla. 858.534.8497.


One of the season’s most highly anticipated restaurants just opened in Mission Beach with Pacific Rim inspired cuisine. With the unique distinction of being the largest oceanfront rooftop bar and restaurant, Cannonball features a glass sushi cube with a traditional sushi bar, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Guests can enjoy both small and shareable plates including sushi roll creations, plancha skewers with lemongrass chicken, salmon tataki and more. 3105 Ocean Front Walk, South Mission Beach, 858.228.9304.


draftFlight Night at Draft Mission Beach
Apr. 7. Draft Mission Beach rolls out their newest concept as they invite guests to a flight experience, airplane themed every Tuesday night. “In-flight entertainment” with live musicians set the atmosphere as “in-flight snacks” consisting of housemaid pretzel and nut selections from Executive Pastry Chef Jeremy are paired alongside the “coach,” “business,” or “first class” beer flights. 3105 Ocean Front Walk, South Mission Beach, 858.228.9305,


RareFormRare Form
San Diego Padres fans will celebrate the start of baseball season with the newly opened Rare Form located alongside Petco’s ‘Park at the Park’. Executive chef Aldo Negrete just released a new lineup of housemaid ‘haute’ dogs that pay tribute to famous ballparks across the US. Rare Form also offers nine featured schnapps cocktails, 12 draft beers and a selection of wines making it a great stop before or after the game. 793 J St., East Village, 619.255.6507.