Events | San Diego Weekend Events Roundup 4.16.15

Weekend Roundup

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

Free Third Thursday
Apr. 16. The Museum of Contemporary Art welcomes guests for a special Free Third Thursday. Visitors will enjoy excerpts from “Don Quixote” performed by the City Ballet of San Diego and $5 wine and beer specials from The Flight Path and Stone Brewing next door as well as bites by Tortally Tasty food truck. Guests will also take home a memory thanks to SD Foto Bus. 1100 Kettner Blvd., downtown, 858.454.3541.


avocado-festFallbrook Avocado Festival
Apr. 19. Named the “Avocado Capital of the World,” Fallbrook boasts one of San Diego’s most loved festivals. Visitors sample avocados, watch the cooking contests, enjoy bands and live entertainment and wander through the beer gardens. There will even be a race where the cars are made from avocados. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.E. Alvarado St., and S. Main Ave., Fallbrook,


citybeat-festival-beer-2015-125x125CityBeat Festival of Beers
Apr. 18. Enjoy tastes of more than 100 beers from more than 60 breweries at Festival of Beers. Located just in front of North Park’s Lafayette Hotel, the event is hosted by San Diego Music Foundation. Guests will also enjoy live music performances by New Mexico, Grizzly Business and Jesse Lamonaca & The Dime Novels. $45/pp, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. 2223 El Cajon Blvd.,


rodeoLakeside Rodeo
Apr. 17-19. Head to East County for the rodeo and enjoy seven events at each performance, including bareback bronc riding, saddle bronc riding, tie down roping, team roping, steer wrestling, bull riding and barrel racing. Kids also get to jump in the arena for a stick horse race. 12584 Mapleview St., Lakeside, 619.561.4331.


hillcrestTaste of Hillcrest
Apr. 18. Taste of Hillcrest will feature more 30 restaurants and span more than 12 blocks. Foodies can sample cuisines from around the world, as well as enjoy tastes from local microbreweries and event sponsor Stella Artois. Some of the restaurants represented include 100 Wines + Kitchen, Au Revoir French Bistro, Baja Betty’s, Bombay Exotic Cuisine of India, Buffalo Public House, Hillcrest Brewing Company, Tandoori Hut, Taste of Thai, Urban Mo’s and more. $35/pp, 12 p.m.-4 p.m. 535 Robinson Ave., Hillcrest,


point-lomaTaste of Pt. Loma
Apr. 22. With more than 20 restaurants, cafes and bakeries offering samples of their most popular menu items, the 26th annual Taste of Point Loma is bringing some excitement to a Wednesday night. New this year will be food and beverage pairings and dog-friendly offerings at participating locations. $25/pp. 2725 Shelter Island Dr., Point Loma, 619.546.5390.


Pac-Arts-Packed-Auditorium-2Pacific Art Movement’s Spring Showcase
Apr. 16-25. Pacific Arts Movement hosts a 10-day presentation of 16 films from nine countries with opening and closing events, red carpet screenings and Q&As with filmmakers. The opening night features red carpet screenings of the Sundance documentary In Football We Trust with a tailgate party in the theater lobby. Mission Valley UltraStar Cinemas, 7510 Hazard Center Dr., Mission Valley,


marvel-liveMarvel Universe LIVE
Apr. 16-19. Marvel Super Heroes and menacing villages come to life at the Valley View Casino Center. With an original story incorporating 25 Marvel icons, guests will enjoy new special effects, pyrotechnics, aerial stunts, martial arts, motorcycles and video projections. Tickets are available for purchase online. Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., Mission Valley.


night-nation-runNight Nation Run
Apr. 18. The Night Nation Run is a 5K musical celebration with lights, lasers, beats and electric dance music. The course takes participants through multiple DJ stages, finishing with an explosive main stage after-party. Sleep Train Amphitheatre, 2050 Entertainment Circle, Chula Vista.


emeraldcCoronado Dawgs “Make a Wish”
Apr. 18. Emerald C Gallery hosts a fur-friendly event where dog-owners can bring their dogs in for a special pet portrait. Those without paws will enjoy wine tasting, craft beers, raffles, silent auction items, refreshments and entertainment. 1331 Orange Ave., Coronado, 619.996.3315.


Ocean Commotion Concert
Apr. 18. San Diego Coastkeeper invites San Diego to rock at Campland on the Bay to celebrate their 20th anniversary. Headlining the concert is Oceanside band The Barnwell Shift. The Barnwell Shift is known for its blending of funk, folk and rock for a unique sound. The all-day festival will also feature beach volleyball, horseshoe tournaments, sand castle building, dodgeball and five additional music acts. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Tickets are $15/pp. 2211 Pacific Beach Dr., Pacific Beach, 619.758.7743.


reckless-kellyReckless Kelly
Apr. 18. Haling from the Lone Star State, Reckless Kelly has hit the road with Micky and the Motorcars, promoting their newest album Long Night Moon. The band is known for its explosive live shows and alternative country sound. Belly Up, 143 Cedros Ave., Solana Beach, 858.481.8140.


Local Habit’s Brunch Menu
Having just re-opened at the end of March, Local Habit is Hillcrest’s farm-driven Cali-Creole dining destination. The launch of their new brunch menu showcases crispy fried chicken, French toast, smoky traditional Creole red beans and rice, southern biscuits and beignets topped with powdered sugar. Paired with bottomless mimosas and Creole Bloody Marys, the brunch is made complete with live jazz from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 3827 Fifth Ave., Hillcrest, 619.795.4770.


lumberyardLumberyard Tavern Releases Mad Men-inspired Cocktail Menu
With 3.5 million people tuning in to the final season of AMC’s Mad Men, Lumberyard Tavern decided to toast the season with whiskey cocktails. Their cocktail menu features a “Don Draper” Old Fashioned, “Peggy Olsen” Manhattan, “Joan Holloway” Crimson and the “Pete Campbell” Whiskey Mule. 967 S. Coast Hwy. 101, Encinitas, 760.479.1657.


sabuku-sushiSushi Smackdown at Sabuku Sushi
Apr. 20. Guests at Sabuku Sushi will enjoy 17 samples of different menu items, ranging from appetizers and rolls to sashimi and desserts. Along with the tasting, there will be raffles and prizes as well as a spicy sushi challenge. Tickets are $35/pp. 3027 Adams Ave., Mission Valley, 619.733.0430.


vintanaHistory of Craft Beer at Vintana
Apr. 18. Vintana is pouring some cold ones and offering a course in all things beer. Starting with the history of the craft, the class will also teach the guests about brewing techniques and the difference between beer styles. Guests can also try up to 10 different beers varying from Hefeweizens to IPA’s and indulge in hors d’oeuvres throughout the class. $35/pp. 1205 Auto Park Way, Escondido, 760.745.7777.


SaltboxSpringMenuSaltbox’s New Dinner Menu
Chef Jeremiah Bryant has just released his new dinner menu at Saltbox. With features like juicy bison sliders, fiddlehead salad with arugula and a coffee rubbed lamb rack, diners should be sure to still save room for the grilled banana split. The new cocktail menu also features fresh seasonal ingredients like sugar snap peas in the “Mind Your Pea’s and Q’s,” and fresh papaya puree in the “Quemadura del Sol.” 1047 Fifth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter, 619.515.3003.