Events | San Diego Weekend Events Roundup 4.9.15

Weekend Roundup

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

Opening Day Block Party
Apr. 9. To celebrate the upcoming baseball season, fans will flock to J Street for the fifth annual East Village Opening Day Block Party. The free family-friendly event will showcase live entertainment from local bands and DJ’s, a local craft beer garden, specialty baseball-themed cocktails, food selections from local restaurants and food trucks, and interactive games and entertainment. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. J Street between 6th and 10th Ave., East Village, 619.233.5008.


del-marGoodguys Meguiar’s 15th Del Mar Nationals
Apr. 10-12. For a weekend full of Southern California-style hot rodding, head to the Del Mar Fairgrounds for the 15th annual Goodguy’s Megan’s Del Mar Nationals. More than 2,500 hot rods, customs, muscle cars, tricked out trucks and classics will be in one spot. Guests can also enjoy watching racing competitions, live music, a special “Good Wood” woody exhibit and more. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, 858.755.1161.


cruisin-grandWine & Craft Beer Tasting Event at Cruisin Grand
Apr. 10. Friday nights in Escondido heat up with weekly Cruising Grand Classic Car shows along downtown Grand Ave. Guests can enjoy live music, classic hot rods and unique shops and restaurants. To celebrate its 16th season, on Apr. 10, local wineries and craft breweries will offer tastes of their finest selections in the Maple Street Plaza. Tickets for the tastings are $20. Grand Ave. Escondido, 760.839.4587.


la-jolla-concoursLa Jolla Concours d’Elegance
Apr. 10-12. Enjoy a showcase of fine automobile gems in the 11th year of the La Jolla Councours d’Elegance. Past years have featured horseless carriages, Italian marques, British marques, Woodies, ’50s classics, American sports cars and the automobiles of Carroll Shelby. This year, the celebration focuses on coach-built classics of the ’30s and ’40s. Ellen Browning Scripps Park, La Jolla,


vindiegoVinDiego Wine & Food Festival
Apr. 10-11. The third annual VinDiego Wine & Food Festival gathers the West Coast’s most elite winemakers to share their passion, knowledge and delicious wines. On Friday, guests can enjoy the sunset rare and reserve tasting and silent auction with appetizers and live jazz. Saturday, guests have the opportunity to taste from over 300 award winning wines, as well as sample food pairings from some of San Diego’s most notable chefs. 4-7 p.m., NTC, 2875 Dewey Road, Liberty Station.


village-street-fairVillage Street Faire
Apr. 12. The annual block party returns for the third consecutive year, bringing with it exotic foods, artisanal items and live bands performing. The Faire Fun Zone hosts games, inflatable attractions, bungee rides and more fun for the entire family. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Third Ave., Chula Vista, 619.422.1982.


flaunt-itFlaunt it Fashion Series
Apr. 9. Fashion Week San Diego hosts the first Flaunt It Fashion Series featuring designer Scott Rich at W Hotel. The W’s Living Room Lounge will be the setting for an exclusive runway show and signature cocktails, while Scott Rich showcases eco-friendly, dye-sublimation printing to bring his art and photography to life through fashion. 421 West B St., downtown,


San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants
Apr. 9-12. Batter up! The San Diego Padres kick off their season opener with four days of baseball as they battle the World Series champions in San Diego. Whether a die-hard baseball fan or just there for the hot dogs, you won’t want to miss the Padres home opener at Petco Park. 100 Park Blvd., 619.795.5000.


Buddy Guy
Apr. 11. La Jolla Music Society invites Buddy Guy and The Damn Right Blues Band to take the stage at Balboa Theatre. The six-time Grammy Award winner is a blues legend-an exponent of the Chicago blues. He has influenced musicians such as Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Stevie Ray Vaughan. 868 Fourth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter.


Apr. 9. Interpol with special guest Guy Blakeslee take the stage at Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay. The American alternative rock band got its start in New York City and released their fifth album El Pintor in September of last year. 7:30 p.m. Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay, 2241 Shelter Island Dr., Shelter Island, 800.745.3000.


sing-offThe Sing-Off Live Tour: Ultimate Evening of A Cappella
Apr. 13. NBC a cappella music competition The Sing-Off hits the road for its second national tour, stopping at House of Blues San Diego. The live performance includes fan favorites like season four’s VoicePlay and Street corner Symphony from season two. Groups perform a cappella versions of this year’s chart-topping hits, as well as arrangements performed during the televised competition. The live Sing-Off event will also feature local a cappella groups opening the show. 7:30 p.m. House of Blues, 1055 Fifth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter, 619.299.2583.


ticket-to-ride Ticket to Ride
Apr. 11. Hear the Beatles tribute band perform all your favorite hits at Vista’s Avo Playhouse on Saturday. With period-accurate costume changes, Ticket to Ride recreates an authentic Beatles experience. 303 Main St., Vista, 760.724.2110.


A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Apr. 11-12. California Ballet Company transforms Shakespeare’s beloved comedy into a shimmering ballet performance filled with moonlit nights, fairy magic and romance. Guests can arrive early for pre-show red carpet to pose with fairies or get their faces painted. San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown, 858.560.6741.


freudFreud’s Last Session
Apr. 10-May 17. Lamb’s Players presents the dialogue between theologian C.S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud at the beginning of WWII in an engaging discussion love, war, God, death and sex. 1142 Orange Ave., Coronado, 619.437.6000.


Tin Roof Opening Day After-Party
Apr. 9-10.  Following the Padres’ opening day game, baseball fans can head to Tin Roof’s after party. Tin Roof is partnering with Dos XX and 91X and also presenting live music by Cassie B. On Friday, April 10, head down to Tin Roof for pre-party food and drink specials followed by live music by Jonathan Lee Band at 8:30 pm. Tin Roof, 401 G St., Gaslamp Quarter, 619.230.8606.


ra-sushiTax Day Happy Hour at RA Sushi
Apr. 15. To offer San Diegans a little tax relief, RA Sushi is offering a Tax Day Wednesday special with Happy Hour from open to close. The happy hour includes more than 25 sushi rolls and appetizer selections ranging from $3.39 to $8.89 plus a wide variety of beer, wine, sake and signature cocktails. 474 Broadway, 619.321.0021.


kitchen4140Caribbean-Inspired Dinner Series
Through Apr. 11. Executive Chef Kurt Metzger has returned from his stint as exclusive guest chef at the Cap Maison Resort & Spa’s annual Guest Chef Series on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, and he’s brought Caribbean flavors to his San Diego table. Through Saturday, he will offer the exact meal he crafted in St. Lucia. The menu includes foie gras, scallops, smoked tuna tiradito, Chilean sea bass, braised short ribs, branzino and a choice of dessert. Kitchen 4140, 4140 Morena Blvd., Bay Park, 858.483.4140.