Things to Do This Weekend | San Diego Weekend Events

San Diego Weekend Events Roundup

Find the best San Diego things to do this weekend.

Girls’ Night Out
Apr. 18. Head to Roppongi for a special evening of light bites, cocktails, shopping and pampering at the Junior League of San Diego’s Girls’ Night Out. Stella & Dot, Sweet Paper, Cups, Evian Salon and Spa, Dahlia Traveling Boutique and more have teamed up to offer tray-passed tapas, SVEDKA cocktails, mini cupcakes and complimentary spa services for the evening. There will also be live music and a photographer on site. One hundred percent of ticket sales will benefit the Junior League of San Diego. 6-8 p.m.  $10/pp. Roppongi, 875 Prospect Street, La Jolla. 858.551.5252.

fallbrook-avocado-festivalFallbrook Avocado Festival 
Apr. 21. As the “Avocado Capital of the World,” Fallbrook is the best place to celebrate and eat the cream of the avocado crop. This annual festival includes avocado-themed gifts, guacamole contests, live entertainment, beer gardens and plenty of food other than the fatty fruit at four different food courts. There’s even a children’s activity area. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Main Street, downtown Fallbrook.

del-mar-horse-nationalsDel Mar National Horse Show
Apr. 18-May 5. One of the oldest and most prestigious equestrian competitions in the western United States, the Del Mar National Horse Show brings together more than 3,000 horses and equestrians for dressage, western and hunter/jumper competitions. Don’t miss various theme weeks that include special events, prizes and live entertainment. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. 858.792.4288.

Coronado-Flower-ShowCoronado Flower Show 
Apr. 20-21. Covering nearly a full city block, the Coronado Flower Show is the largest tented floral show in the nation. Move from tent to text eyeing exquisite floral exhibits as they seamlessly flow around a center gazebo offering live entertainment throughout the day. Take a break in the beer garden, which is now a permanent fixture of the show. Saturday 1-5 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $5/pp. Coronado Village.

lakeside-rodeoLakeside Rodeo 
Apr. 19-21. This 49th annual competition includes everything from calf-roping and bareback bronco riding to bull riding and steer wrestling. Outside of the ring, there’s also food, live entertainment and the annual tradition of crowning a new Miss Rodeo Lakeside. Lakeside Rodeo Grounds, 12584 Mapleview St., Lakeside. 619.443.4331. 

fashion-reduxFashion Redux Finale Party
Apr. 19. See who’s prohibition-era inspired dress will take center stage at this Mesa College competition finale. Using the collection on display at the San Diego History Center through Sunday, April 21 for inspiration, fashion students were challenged to create “Roaring 20s” attire for a competition hosted by the SDHC and Nordstrom. Guests are invited to meet the finalists, discuss their inspiration, learn about the project and discover the history of the inspiration pieces in an illustrated presentation by Mesa College Professor Susan Lazear. Stick around to see who wins! 6-8 p.m. $10/pp. San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, #3, Balboa Park. 619.232.6203 x129.

burlap-brunchFOOD + DRINK
Reggae Sunday Brunch at Burlap
Apr. 21. Del Mar hotspot Burlap introduces the first in its Reggae summer brunch series, which will include a live performance by Hawaiian sensation Irie Love beginning at noon. In conjunction with the musical theme, Chef Anthony Sinsay has added three island-inspired dishes to his popular brunch menu, including Kahula pork benedict, banana pancakes with macadamia nut butter and coconut syrup, and a breakfast version of Burlap’s signature Sisig. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Burlap, 12995 El Camino Real #21, Del Mar. 858.369.5700.

burger-lounge-del-mar-openiBurger Lounge Del Mar Grand Opening
Apr. 18-19. Popular chain Burger Lounge is celebrating the opening its tenth location by partnering with the local chapter of the Surfrider Foundation for two days of charitable dininig. All proceeds from the sale of Burger Lounge’s signature Lounge Burger made with fresh 100% single-source American grass-fed beef on Thursday, April 18, and all the vegetarian options, including the Organic Quinoa Veggie Burger, Fresh Vegetable Salad, and Organic Quinoa Salad on Friday, April 19, will be donated directly to the Surfrider Foundation. Burger Lounge at the Flower Hill Promenade, 2710 Via De La Valle, Del Mar.

Island-primeAmerica’s First Master Sommelier Talks Bordeaux
Apr. 20. Eddie Osterland, America’s first Master Sommelier, has teamed up with Island Prime to present a high-caliber wine series with 360-degree views of the stunning San Diego harbor. Osterland will be sharing personal stories, hidden gems and rare tasting notes from his arsenal of wine knowledge, as well as opening up the forum for a discussion on arguably the most elegant region of France—Bordeaux. Hors d’oeuvres will be served as guests taste each of the eight wines presented. All guests will also receive an autographed copy of Osterland’s “Power Entertaining.” $50/pp plus gratuity. Noon-2 p.m. Island Prime, 880 Harbor Island Drive, Harbor Island. For reservations, please contact Maurice DiMarino at

Apr. 20-28. The San Diego Opera presents the tragic love triangle of a Pharaoh’s daughter competing with her own Ethiopian slave for the love of an Egyptian general. Fashion designer Zhandra Rhodes brings her vivid designer’s eye to the stunning set and costume design to the reimagining of this this beloved opera. San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown. 619.570.1100.

a-dolls-houseHenrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House 
Through Apr. 21. Nora’s life is on the upswing, but when a man from her past reappears, bent on bringing a dangerous secret to light, everything changes: her marriage, her family, even her relationship to the world around her. Director Kirsten Brandt and translator Anne-Charlotte Hanes Harvey team up to create a new adaptation of the play expressly for the Globe’s intimate Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, bringing audiences closer than ever to Ibsen’s spellbinding masterwork. Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park. 619.234.5623.