Events | San Diego Weekend Events Roundup 4.23.15

Weekend Roundup

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

Art Alive
Apr. 24-26. This annual three-day exhibit at the San Diego Museum of Art features more than 100 intricate floral interpretations of the museum’s permanent collection by floral designers invited to put their artistic talents to the test. Friday night, guests can celebrate the opening at Bloom Bash with craft cocktails, live music, food from top restaurants and interactive art. Tickets can be purchased online. 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park, 619.232.7931,


ArtWalk-CrowdMission Federal ArtWalk
Apr. 25, 26. Filling 15 blocks of San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood, the Mission Federal ArtWalk now celebrates 31 years. Little Italy transforms into an urban art gallery. Attendees of the free festival view and purchase artwork from over 350 artists, enjoy music and dance and can participate in interactive art experiences. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. India St., between Fir and Beech, Little Italy, 619.615.1090.


wine-festSan Diego International Wine Show
Apr. 25, 26. Over the course of this two day event, guests can explore the unique wines from Napa Valley, Sonoma, Paso Robles as well as international labels from Italy, France, Spain, South America, Baja California and beyond. The San Diego International Wine Show will take place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in the intimate paddock setting. The event will include opportunities to engage with wine experts, experience special tastings and fine dining by local chefs, live entertainment and works of art by local artists. $65/pp, 1-6 p.m. 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, 619.894.6373.


rythm-and-brewsRhythm & Brews Music and Craft Beer Festival
Apr. 25. With more than 60 participating breweries and more than 100 craft beers to choose from, beer enthusiasts will love the Rhythm & Brews Music and Craft Beer Festival in historic downtown Vista Village. Put on by the San Diego Brewers Guild, the event will also include two stages of live music, a home brew contest and local fare for purchase. 12-4 p.m., $55/pp. Main St., and S. Indiana Ave., Vista.


stylish-manSan Diego’s Most Stylish Man
Apr. 24. Top designers showcase the latest in men’s fashion as 10 guys strut their stuff to become “San Diego’s Most Stylish Man.” Held at Float at The Hard Rock Hotel and hosted by VIXEN Productions, the third annual event will feature a live DJ, food and drinks. Featured designers will include Andre Soriano, Cecilia Aragon, Kenneth Barlis and more. 6-10 p.m., $25/pp. 207 Fifth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter.


magic-weekendMagic Weekend
Apr. 25, 26. This weekend at SeaWorld, visitors can catch a special magic performance by Michael Grasso. Inspired by a golden age of magic, art, music and fashion, Grasso delivers performances of illusion and sleight of hand. Performance is included with park admission. 500 Sea World Dr., Mission Bay.


adams-aveAdams Avenue Unplugged
Apr. 25, 26. Enjoy more than 150 acoustic performances across 25 stages (both indoor and outdoor) as Adams Avenue transforms into a block party showcasing live music and local artists. Adams Ave., between Texas Street and Marlborough Dr.


shaka2San Diego Shaka Fest
Apr. 25. One of California’s largest Hawaiian festivals focuses on stand up paddle racing and a youth Hawaiian outrigger canoe regatta. The festival will also feature Polynesian entertainment, a Woody classic car show, and a hula competition. Mission Bay Park, 3632 Corona Oriente Rd., Crown Point.


wine-pubSip-N-Shop at The Wine Pub
Apr. 25. For a girls day out, head to The Wine Pub in Pt. Loma from 4-7 p.m. for an afternoon of sipping wine and perusing the outdoor patio pop-up shops. Three of the featured local boutiques will include Alice Alfreda, Teeter and Rare Bloom. Guests can find jewelry, clothing, gifts and modern home decor while sipping wine and enjoying gourmet appetizers. 2907 Shelter Island Dr., Point Loma, 619.758.9325.


bikes-boards-beerBikes, Boards and Brews
Apr. 25. Celebrate the Pacific Beach culture at the Catamaran Resort & Spa with craft beers and samples from local restaurants. Visitors can peruse art and products from local vendors while enjoying the endless-summer theme with surf boards, beach cruisers and beach-inspired art displayed throughout the festival. Tickets are $35/pp and include 11 tasters from San Diego’s craft brewers, food pairings, live music and more.


The Godfather Live
Apr. 24. The Godfather Live brings Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpiece film to concert halls for the first time. Conducted by Justin Freer, the San Diego Symphony Orchestra performs the iconic score while the film is simultaneously shown in high definition on the big screen. Guests can also enjoy a pre-film mafia costume party with hosted wine, beer and cocktails, traditional Italian desserts, costume prizes and preferred seating for the performance. Jacobs Music Center, 750 B St., downtown.


Conrad Tao
Apr. 28. One of the most talented young piano stars of our day makes his Chamber Series debut with a mixture of both traditional pieces and cutting edge chamber music. Auditorium at TSRI, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Dr., La Jolla, 619.235.0804.


San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Apr. 24-26. This weekend, the San Diego Padres host rival team L.A. Dodgers at Petco Park. Friday’s game starts at 7:10 p.m. and fans can enjoy BeerFest at the park. Saturday’s game begins at 5:40 p.m. and Sunday’s festivities start at 1:10 p.m. with KidsFest and U.S. Marine Corps Appreciation Day. 100 Park Blvd., East Village, 619.795.5000.


Croce’s Park West Spring Cocktail Menu
Bankers Hill neighborhood restaurant and live music venue Croce’s Park West just launched a new spring cocktail menu featuring libations named after music legend Jim Croce’s iconic songs. Highlights of the cocktails include “Time in a Bottle” with gin, thyme infused tonic and lime, “Operator” with tequila, orange liqueur, cucumber-jalapeno lime, sriracha and sour, and the “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” with whiskey, sweet lemon, egg white and brown sugar. 2760 Fifth Ave., Bankers Hill, 619.233.4255.


Crawfish-boil-photo-1Local Habit’s Crawfish Boil
Apr. 25. Local Habit is cooking up 500 lbs of crawfish and serving with housemade andouille, corn, potatoes, artichokes and more. Guests can enjoy their fill for $16/lb including sides from 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Rounding out the meal are craft cocktails by Henebery Whiskey and Old Harbor Gin and beer from Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery. (photo Jill Stier) 3827 Fifth Ave., Hillcrest, 619.795.4770.


rooftop600RoofTop600’s Taco Sundays
RoofTop600, perched atop Andaz San Diego has just launched their new Taco Sundays menu. Guests and locals alike can perk up their Sundays with music from a live DJ, bird’s eye views of downtown San Diego, a taco station and refreshing cocktails from 2-6 p.m. 600 F St., downtown, 619.814.2055.