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This Weekend in San Diego 4/20-4/22

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Need weekend plans? We’ve got you covered. This weekend in San Diego takes us to the outdoors. Sign up for a 5k that benefits a good cause, grab some friends and join a coastal clean-up, or attend some of these unique fairs and support your local artists. Earth day is this Sunday, so head over to Balboa Park for some family fun.

Friday, April 20

Queen Bee Market

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Queen Bee Market is a feminine and fun urban-style market that is frequently described as “Etsy comes to life.” The upcoming spring market will take place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21 and will feature more than 100 local and national artisans. Dooley and Gharst manage all aspects of Queen Bee Market, including vendor applications and selection, social media, décor, overall aesthetic and anything else that the market requires. Tickets are just $3 to enter. Attendees can also expect live demonstrations from Mint Studio, make-and-take stations and live music from local artist Sam Hunt.

San Diego Comic Fest 

This is the anti-Comic Con, a user-friendly comic convention with a casual atmosphere and an intimate scale that allows fans to mingle with professionals and exhibitors. It’s the place where you can indulge your love of comics, science fiction, and films and meet professional creators without high-priced tickets, crowding, or long lines. This event is happening all weekend long. Get tickets here.

Del Mar Antique Show & Sale 

Check out more than 50 vendors display their one-of-a-kind treasures at the annual Del Mar Antique Show & Sale at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. You’ll find a variety of unique jewelry and watches, vintage clothing, from elegant to shabby chic furniture, art glass, pottery, lighting from art deco to modern, and elegant interiors, all indoors within 65,000 square feet. This free event is all weekend long and goes from 11 am – 7 pm.

San Diego Gem Fair

Admission is just $7 for a weekend pass. Free parking! Head to the Scottish Rite Center for some fine jewelry, crystals, gems, beads, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Over 100 exhibitors from all over the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & ring sizing is also offered while you shop. Don’t miss their free hourly door prizes.

Duck Foot Beer 4/20 Party

They’ve got beers and games and munchies in store, plus a Keep the Pint! They also will be food trucks at the brewery from 4-8pm. Join the fun – giant pong and of course, delicious beer.

Rooftop Cinema Club showing Darkest Hour

Rooftop Cinema Film Club London

Rooftop Cinema Club just arrived in San Diego, and will be showing films atop Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego. With its stunning views of the city from every angle imaginable, Rooftop Cinema Club is revolutionizing the movie-going experience in its unique and one-of-a-kind setting underneath and among the stars. Open to adults 18-and-over. Ticket prices start at just $17 per person for a single deck-chair underneath the moon and the stars. Showing is at 7:30pm

Saturday, April 21

Tequila & Taco 2-day Music Festival

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San Diego’s 2nd annual Tequila & Taco Music Festival will be returning to the beautiful Embarcadero Marina Park South in Downtown San Diego. Now in its second year, the 2 day festival will feature a best-of-the-best tequila sampling exclusively on Saturday, with entertainment, good eats and other libations for guests 21 and up available for purchase throughout the weekend. The Tequila & Taco Festival will take place on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 12:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. (Tequila sampling is 12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.) and Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 12:00 P.M. to 6:30 P.M. Saturday tequila sampling tickets are $40. General admission tickets are $10 per individual Saturday and Sunday ticket. Premiere 2-Day passes are available for $60. Individuals must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID to enter the festival and to consume alcohol. There is no tequila tasting on Sunday. Tickets will also be sold at the door while supplies last. For more information, click here.

Rooftop Cinema Club showing Lady Bird

Rooftop Cinema Club just arrived in San Diego, and will be showing films atop Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego. With its stunning views of the city from every angle imaginable, Rooftop Cinema Club is revolutionizing the movie-going experience in its unique and one-of-a-kind setting underneath and among the stars. Open to adults 18-and-over. Ticket prices start at just $17 per person for a single deck-chair underneath the moon and the stars. Showing is at 7:30pm

Boob Ride

The 9th annual Boob Ride in Solana Beach is a grassroots fundraiser bike ride designed to support local cancer patients currently undergoing treatment. 100% of the registration funds go to the cause: to defray the “last mile” costs of cancer such as meal preparation, transportation to chemo and radiation treatments, housecleaning, and treatments not covered by insurance. Ride is open to cyclists of all levels and is not timed. Start is at 6:30 am Distillery Parking Lot in Solana Beach and end is at Tidewater Tavern, where there will be a post-ride party. Get your tickets here.

Military Family 5K/10K Festival 

The flat and fast courses for the 5k and 10k both start at Tecolote Shores Park South. Don’t miss the post-race party which includes music, entertainment and 35+ awesome race vendors. There is a beer and wine tent and Kids’ Zone sponsored by Center for Autism & Related Disorders. Kids zone features a Quiet Zone (10×20 enclosed tent staffed by ABA therapists for children needing a quiet space), inflatable, carnival games with prizes, face painting, art & crafts and fitness area. Get your tickets here.

Margarita 5K

This low-tide run takes place on the hard-packed sand at Mission Beach in front of Belmont Park. Includes color T-shirts, post-race refreshments, and finisher medals for all entrants.The Margarita 5K will have 10 year age-groups, male and female, as follows: 14 and under, 15-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55+. Awards for first place in each ten-year age group. Proceeds will be donated to a local crisis house for sexual assault survivors. Get your tickets here.

Creek to Bay Clean up

Join I Love A Clean San Diego for another successful year at the annual Creek to Bay. In 2017 they had over 6,500 volunteers at 112 locations beautify and remove over 170,000 lbs of litter and debris. Join them this year from 9am  – 12pm.

Earth Day Celebration at the Desert View Tower

Native plant sale, pottery demo, nature walks plus longer desert hike (hike starts at 9:30 am), yoga outdoors, organic farming, coffee and teas, tacos (including vegetarian choices), reiki energy healing, herbal tinctures, artists, tarot reading, jewelry, geodes, books, gifts. Boulder caves and unique desert sculptures to explore. Cost: $6.50 ($3.50 kids 8-18, free for kids under 8). Performers include local duo Damian and Marion Bowles on guitar and mandolin, award winning Windwalker Dorn (drum, flute, songs in Native American tradition), singer/songwriter Stephen Cogswell, Jayson Barniske, and Jason Lohrke. Event takes place from 9am – 6pm. 

Healthy Kids Day

Grab your kids, invite your neighbor and head to the Beach and Bay Family YMCA’s Annual Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 21, 2018! This family-friendly free event is full of fun activities, prizes, interactive games and music inspiring parents and kids to stay physically and intellectually active all summer long. This event is FREE and goes on from 9am-12pm.

Temecula Blues Festival 

Temecula’s Inaugural Blues Festival features Tad Robinson, the Chris Fast Band, the Shari Puorto Band, Bill Magee Blues Band, the Honey Lickers, Cash N Freedman, JD Priest Band, and Stoney B. Blues Band. Tickets are $38. Event takes place at the Temecula City Hall from 9am-10pm.

Chicano Park Day

The annual celebration is held in historic Chicano Park, located in the Logan Heights community, south of downtown San Diego under the San Diego-Coronado bridge from 10am – 5pm. This free, family event includes traditional music and dance including one of the largest groups of Aztec Indigenous dance, coordinated by Danza Azteca Calpulli Mexihca. The day will be filled with performances by ballet folklórico groups and numerous live bands, a lowrider car show coordinated by Amigos Car Club, vendor booths, chidlren’s (all ages) arts workshop, and speakers.

Spring Food Truck Festival at Bates Nut Farm

The annual Spring Food Truck Festival features food and a variety of different cuisines, along with a beer garden and live music make this a relaxing afternoon on the farm. Snow’s Pony Rides, a petting zoo, jumbo slide and face painting are offered for the kids, making this a fun event for the entire family. Event takes place from 11am – 4pm.

Bikes Boards & Brews

Celebrate the Pacific Beach Culture and all the good things it has to offer. This event will bring you back to the endless summer days at Tourmaline Beach with surf boards, beach cruisers, beach inspired art and craft beer tasting in Crown Point Park. Participants will enjoy tasters from San Diego’s best Craft Brewers, food pairings from local Pacific Beach Restaurants, live music, local artists, and more. All food and beer tasters are included in ticket price. Event takes place from noon-5pm. Ages 21+ Get your tickets here.

Sunday, April 22

Farmer & the Seahorse Succulent Workshop

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In celebration of Earth Day this year, Farmer and The Seahorse is hosting a DIY succulent workshop. On Sunday, April 22 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, participants will learn how to craft their own beautiful arrangement using items from Mother Earth herself — succulents and driftwood. Tickets cost $60 and can be purchased here, and include everything you need to create your perfect arrangement, including locally grown succulents, driftwood, an instructor to demonstrate, and two glasses of champagne. A portion of your ticket cost will serve as donation to the San Diego Humane Society’s Project Wildlife, a program designed by the San Diego Humane Society that helps ensure animals in need receive care at a wildlife rehabilitation center.

Your Healthy Spine Free Gentle Yoga

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Enjoy a Sunday morning session with Kim Kolibri, a nationally certified massage therapist and certified lyengar yoga instructor for 15 years. Heat to Your Healthy Spine’s Mission Valley clinic, located at 5005 Texas Street. Your Healthy Spine, an integrative wellness clinic in San Diego’s Mission Valley. They are hosting a series of classes this month that are donation-based with all proceeds going to One Love Movement. The San Diego-based One Love Movement partners with nonprofits and social causes to build awareness and raise funding for efforts in the areas of child welfare, humanitarian aid, K-12 education and social services, both here in San Diego and around the world. Class is from 9-10am.

Arts & Crafts Vintage Market at Bates Nut Farm

Come and shop for American handmade arts and crafts on the farm. Up-cycled, recycled, restored, vintage, antique and handmade wares will be offered, along with unique artwork. Fun for the whole family with Snow’s Pony Rides, petting zoo and face painting. The Valley Center Lions Club serves their famous Pancake Breakfast from 7:00 – 10:00 am. $6 adults/$5 children gets you all-you-can-eat pancakes, eggs, bacon, coffee & orange juice. What’s Cookin’ BBQ will serve bbq lunch. Event takes place from 9am-4pm.

Del Mar International Horse Show

Enjoy the beauty, sportsmanship, and excitement of a competitive equestrian event. The Del Mar National Horse Show is free for spectators to come and watch nearly every day from April 18-May 7. Each week the horse show will feature a different discipline of horsemanship: Western, Dressage, and Hunter/Jumper. The show begins most mornings by 8:30 a.m. and continues well into the afternoon.

La Jolla Half Marathon & 5K

The La Jolla Half Marathon is one of America’s most picturesque and beautiful point-to-point races. Starting at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, the course follows a scenic coastal route before reaching the challenging climb to the summit of Torrey Pines State Park. Race begins at 7am Get your tickets here!

Earth Day Fair in Balboa Park

The 29th annual EarthFair in Balboa Park includes more than 300 groups and businesses. Produced by 300 volunteers, EarthFair 2018 will feature more than 300 exhibitors, special theme areas, a Food Pavilion, a special Children’s Activity Area, four entertainment venues, the Children’s Earth Parade, the eARTh Gallery arts and crafts show, and the Cleaner Car Concourse. This fair is free and goes on from 8am-5pm.

Psydecar at Humphrey’s Backstage

Psydecar is an upbeat dance band with a solid rhythm section but loose enough to leave plenty of room for improvisation. Founded by singer Tim Pacheco (Sol Power, Wise Monkey Orchestra, P.O.D.), the multi-influenced players cover everything from reggae to latin to funk, with a horn section that frequently drives the festivities into a jazzy zone. Show begins at 7:00 pm, tickets are $12.

Los Lonely Boys at Belly Up Tavern

Los Lonely Boys are a Chicano rock power trio from San Angelo, Texas, combining elements of rock and roll, Texas blues, brown eyed soul, country, and Tejano. Tickets are $40, show begins at 8pm. Get your tickets here!

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