April PlanAhead: Your San Diego events calendar

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Happy April, San Diego spring has sprung. This month brings us Easter, Earth Day + the return of the Padres (let’s go, Slam Diego). We’re celebrating with food, music, outdoor fun, arts + culture. There’s so much to do, and you’d be an April fool to miss out on the fun. So bust out your planner and add these to your calendar.

All Month Long

  • North Park Farmers’ Market | Every Thursday | 3-7:30 p.m. | North Park Main Street, 3939 Iowa St. | Browse through local vendor tents offering fresh produce, flowers, baked goods and apparel. 🥑
  • Wine Wednesday at Upper East | Every Wednesday | 2-9 p.m. | Upper East Bar | Enjoy half off all bottles of wine and $8 glasses of wine with any food purchase. 🍷
  • Flamingo Fridays | Fridays | 5-8 p.m. | Little Italy Food Hall | Free | Enjoy live music on the Piazza della Famiglia and food + drink deals from select LIFH vendors. 🦩
  • Monday Night Trivia | Mondays | 6-8 p.m. | Little Italy Food Hall | Free | Test your knowledge of random facts — first place wins a gift card to LIFH.
  • Lane Field Park Market | Saturdays + Sundays | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Lane Field Park | Free | Enjoy live music, craft stalls + local street food vendors. ☀️
  • Wine & Paint at the C | Wednesdays + Saturdays | 6-8 p.m. | Emerald C Gallery | $48 | Learn from artists + create your own masterpiece, with unlimited drinks. 🍷
  • Hillcrest Farmers Market | Sundays | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | Normal Street, Hillcrest | Free | More than 175 vendors showcase locally-grown produce, gifts, arts + crafts, flowers, clothing + more at this weekly Uptown staple. 🥬
  • Little Italy Mercato | Wednesdays + Saturdays | 8 a.m.-2 p.m. + 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | West Date Street, Little Italy | Free | This al fresco market spans six blocks — from west of Kettner Boulevard to Front Street — lined with local vendors + artisans. 🥕
  • Loteria | Wednesdays | 6:30-8 p.m. | Guadalupe Brewery, 631 S. Santa Fe Ave., Vista | Free | Enjoy a round of the Mexican card game — with prizes on tap at this North County taproom. 🍻
  • Beyond Van Gogh: San Diego | Now-Sun., April 24 | Times vary | Wyland Center at Del Mar Fairgrounds | $36.99+ | This immersive, touring experience takes viewers into 300+ iconic artworks, including “Starry Night,” set to a symphonic score. 🖼️

Friday, April 1-Sunday, April 3

Friday, April 1 

  • King Bach Live Comedy Show | Fri., April 1-Sat., April 2 | 8-10 p.m. | Laugh Factory | $20+ | Watch the Canadian-American internet personality, actor + content creator perform live in San Diego. 🎤
  • Mini Mingei | Fri., April 1 | 10-11 a.m. | Mingei International Museum | $7 | This toddler-centered arts + crafts class explores identity with illustrator and educator Maira Maiza and the women behind the book, “Am I Blue or Am I Green?” 🖌️
  • Duck Foot Comedy Night | Fri., April 1 | 7-9 p.m. | Duck Foot Brewing Company | Free | An April “Foolz” show with headliner Steven Briggs. 🎤
  • Goodguys 21st Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals | Fri., April 1-Sun., April 3 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Del Mar Fairgrounds | $20+ | Roll over to this show featuring 2,500 hot rods, customs, muscle cars, trucks + classics. 🏎
  • Acoustic Evenings | Fri., April 1 | 7:30-9 p.m. | Athenaeum Music & Arts Library | $39+ | A spring showcase of top-notch local musicians. 🎶
  • Local Showcase | Fri., April 1 | 5-9:30 p.m. | Queen Bee’s Art and Cultural Center | $15 | Show your support for local rap, rock, punk, funk + indie artists. 🔊
  • Charli XCX | Fri., April 1 | 7 p.m. | The Observatory | $139 | The English singer brings “CRASH: The Live Tour” to San Diego. 🎤
  • Disney’s The Little Mermaid | Fri., April 1-Sun., April 3 | Times Vary | California Center for the Arts, Escondido | $20 | A performance by the Center Stage Productions youth theatre group that’ll take you on a journey under the sea. 🧜‍♀️
  • “Friday” | Fri., April 1 | 8 p.m. | Rooftop Cinema Club Embarcadero | $18.50+ | Rewatch the 1995 Ice Cube + Chris Tucker classic under the stars on the 4th floor terrace of the Manchester Grand Hyatt. 📽️
  • San Diego Gulls vs. Iowa Wild | Fri., April 1 | 7 p.m. | Pechanga Arena San Diego | $20+ | Root for the home team in the first of two games against this Midwest squad — the second is on Sat., April 2. 🏒 (COVID-19 Safety: This venue requires attendees show full proof of vaccination or a negative coronavirus test within 72 hours of the event.)
  • Apt 4 Music: First Fridays | Fri., April 1 | 12-8 p.m. | ARTS District at Liberty Station | Free | Student musicians + artists showcase their talents at this monthly gathering. 🎶
  • San Diego Legion Watch Party | Fri., April 1 | 7 p.m. | Ballast Point Miramar | Free | Watch our Major League Rugby Team’s away game against the Utah Warriors with $5 pints. 🏉
  • Legion Community Foundation Beneficiary | Fri., April 1 | 5:30 p.m. | Belly Up Tavern | $8 | Support our Rugby team’s foundation with a happy hour + live music from the High Tide Society in Solana Beach. 🏉

Saturday, April 2

  • Boots in the Park | Sat., April 2 | 2-11 p.m. | Waterfront Park | $129 | An all-day country party featuring performances by Blake Shelton, Brett Young, Carly Pearce + more. 🎤
  • Photos with the Easter Bunny | Sat., April 2 + Sat., April 3; Fri., April 8-Sun., April 16 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m.| Seaport Village: West Village behind carousel | $40+ | Pose for photos with the bunny, USB copy of photos included with purchase. 🐇
  • The Women of Chicano Park Tour | Sat. April 2 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Chicano Park | $10 | The Mingei International Museum honors the legacy of Chicano Park through the lens of three female muralists. 🎨
  • North Park Festival of Beers | Sat., April 2 | 12-4 p.m. | The Lafayette | $40+ | Enjoy unlimited beer samples, live music, food vendors + more. 🍻
  • San Diego Sings! Festival | Sat., April 2 | 11 a.m., 3 p.m. + 7 p.m. | Baker-Baum Concert Hall | $23 | Three live performances with 15 local choirs.
  • Family Fun Festival | Sat., April 2 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Rising Co. | Free | A day hosted by Creative Communal full of shopping, live music + kid-friendly activities. 🛍
  • NWSL Challenge Cup: San Diego Wave FC vs. Angel City | Sat., April 2 | 1 p.m. | Torero Stadium at University of San Diego | $35 | Our city’s new National Women’s Soccer league expansion team continues its quest for dominance. ⚽
  • Uncorked Wine Festival | Sat., April 2 | 1-5 p.m. | Spanish Landing Park | $65+ | Sip on a selection of 150+ wines while enjoying the Waterfront views. 🍷
  • On the Road Again | Sat., April 2 | 4-7 p.m. | Stone Brewing, Liberty Station | $50 | An in-person fundraiser with food, drinks + silent auction hosted by the San Diego Diplomacy Council. 💸 
  • Intro to Homebrewing | Sat., April 2 | 10-11:30 a.m. | Homebrewing Co. | $25 | Learn how to make your own beer at home. 🍺
  • Meading at the Garden | Sat., April 2 | 1-5 p.m. | Alta Vista Botanical Gardens | $35 | Featuring 35+ meaderies, cideries + breweries. 🍺
  • MercyMe Inhale (Exhale) Tour | Sat., April 2 | 7 p.m. | Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre | $45+ | A live concert by this Grammy nominated + Dove Award-winning band. 🎤
  • Race for Autism | Sat., April 2 | 6:30 a.m. | Balboa Park | $30+ | Raise proceeds + awareness for Autism with a 5K walk or run, or a one-mile family walk. 👟
  • Springtime in Paris Fashion Show Luncheon | Sat., April 2 | 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. | Westin Carlsbad Resort and Spa | $125 | Live entertainment + a fundraiser in support of the Assistance League of Rancho San Dieguito. 🌸
  • Lexi Pulido | Sat., April 2 | 2-6 p.m. | Rancho Guejito Vineyard | Free | Enjoy the sounds of the guitarist + alt-jazz singer as you sip wine at this Escondido vineyard. 🍷
  • Al Franken: The Only Former US Senator Currently on Tour Tour | Sat., April 2 | 8 p.m. | Balboa Theatre | $41.50+ | The comic, actor + politician brings his stand-up act to the downtown San Diego venue. 🎤 (COVID-19 Safety: Per state public health guidelines, this venue requires attendees to show proof of full vaccination or a negative rapid antigen or PCR coronavirus test 24-48 hours prior to the event.)

Sunday, April 3

  • Boozy Garden Tea Time | Sun., April 3 | 12-3 p.m. | Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa | $80 | An upscale afternoon event with cocktails + treats. 🫖
  • Family Sunday: The Spirit of Chicano Park/ El Espíritu del Parque Chicano | Sun., April 3 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Mingei International Museum | Free | Celebrate the legacy of the landmark by contributing to a collaborative pillar mural + other kid-friendly activities. 🎨
  • Silkroad Ensemble: Home Within | Sun., April 3 | 7 p.m. | Baker-Baum Concert Hall | $36+ | An audio-visual performance by composer + clarinetist, Kinan Azmeh. 🎼
  • San Diego Loyal SC vs. El Paso Locomotive | Sun., April 3 | 2 p.m. | Torero Stadium | $25+ | Cheer on our local soccer team as they take on this Texas team. ⚽️
  • San Diego Sockers vs. Ontario Fury | Sun., April 3 | 5:05 p.m. | Pechanga Arena San Diego | $25+ | Watch our city’s indoor soccer home team kick it against the other crew from California. ⚽️ (COVID-19 Safety: This venue requires attendees to show full proof of vaccination or a negative coronavirus test within 72 hours of the event.)
  • One Day Wellness Retreat | Sun., April 3 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Sunset Point Mission Bay | $70 | A day to recharge your body with a yoga session + picnic. 🧘
  • Celebrate the Craft | Sun., April 3 | 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. | The Lodge at Torrey Pines | $195 | Southern California’s premiere festival featuring food artisans, wine + craft beer. 🍽
  • The Jackstones | Sun., April 3 | 2-5 p.m. | Rancho Guejito Vineyard | Free | Enjoy a live show fusing country and classic rock as you sip wine at this Escondido vineyard. 🍷
  • Ronny Chieng | Sun., April 3 | 5 p.m. + 8 p.m. | Balboa Theatre | $41.50+ | The stand-up comic, actor + correspondent on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” brings his “Hope You Get Rich Tour” to San Diego. 🎤 (COVID-19 Safety: Per state public health guidelines, this venue requires attendees to show proof of full vaccination or a negative rapid antigen or PCR coronavirus test 24-48 hours prior to the event.)
  • Fused Glass Spring Flowers & Decorative Eggs | Sun., April 3 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | San Diego Craft Collective 2590 Truxtun Rd. | $50 | Decorate for Easter with this Liberty Station arts + crafts seminar. ​​🐣

Monday, April 4-Sunday, April 10

Monday, April 4

  • Exploring Composition and Design | Mon., April 3-Wed., April 6 | 1-4 p.m. | Oceanside Museum of Art | $100 | A two-day workshop exploring the intersection of creativity + design for artists of all levels. 🖌
  • Cafecito & Business Escondido | Mon., April 4 | 8-9:15 a.m. | Manzanita Roasting Company & Coffee Shop | Free | A networking event to help build relationships in the North County community. ☕️

Tuesday, April 5

  • Grand Prix Experience | Tues., April 5 | 4-8 p.m. | Lexus Escondido, 1205 Auto Park Way | Free | Meet Lexus Grand Prix drivers, check out the sweet rides, and enjoy food, art, music + racing car simulators. 🏎️
  • SDSU Men’s Baseball Game | Tues., April 5 | 6 p.m. | Tony Gwynn Stadium | $6 | Cheer on the Aztecs as they take on the Long Beach 49ers. ⚾️
  • Fleet Science Center | Tues., April 5 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Balboa Park | Free | Learn how science can influence the future for free today for San Diego residents (excludes movie screenings). 🔬
  • San Diego Natural History Museum | Tues., April 5 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Balboa Park | Free | Learn how San Diego came to be + study its history at “The Nat” — free for San Diego residents today. 🗻

Wednesday, April 6

  • Storytime with Professor Flutters | Wed., April 6 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Seaport Village (on Geppetto’s Lawn) | Bring the littles to this fun, outdoor reading session. 📚
  • “Romeo + Juliet” | Wed., April 6 | 5 p.m. | Rooftop Cinema Club Embarcadero | $17.50+ | Watch Leo romance Claire in this 1996 remake of the classic forbidden love story — all while under the stars on the 4th floor terrace of the Manchester Grand Hyatt. ❤️
  • “Blippi: The Musical” | Wed., April 6 | 6 p.m. | Balboa Theatre | $29.50+ | The energetic + lovable character brings the life lessons + learning to littles, live. 🧸 (COVID-19 Safety: Per state public health guidelines, this venue requires attendees to show proof of full vaccination or a negative rapid antigen or PCR coronavirus test 24-48 hours prior to the event.)
  • The Sky Tonight | Wed., April 6 | 7 p.m. + 8:15 p.m. | Heikoff Dome Theater | $18.95+ | A live planetarium show hosted by the Fleet Science Center. 🔭
  • Gelson’s Hiring Event | Wed., April 6 | 2-6 p.m. | Gelson’s Supermarket | Free | The event will take place at the Del Mar, Carlsbad + Pacific Beach locations. 🛒

Thursday, April 7

  • Taste of Leucadia | Thurs., April 7 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | North Coast Highway 101 | $30+ | Sip + sample your way through more than 20 restaurants in the seaside town while also enjoying live, local music. 🍔
  • Cheers + Plant: Succulent Terrarium Workshop | Thurs., April 7 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Chula Vista Brewery, 871 Showroom Place, Ste. 102 | $35 | All materials + tools are included for you to craft a cute terrarium — complete with a craft beer in hand. 🪴
  • Journey: Freedom Tour | Thurs., April 7 | 7:30 p.m. | Pechanga Arena | $54.50+ | Don’t Stop Believin’: The Rock + Roll Hall of Famers headline the San Diego venue, with special guest Toto.. 🎸
  • Walk in A.R.T | Thurs., April 7 | 5-11 p.m. | Mural Alley | Free | An interactive street fair with live music + art. 🎨
  • Time for Three | Thurs., April 7 | 7 p.m. | Museum of Making Music | $30+ | A unique trio that performs americana, modern pop + classic music. 🎻
  • Pink Froyd | Thurs., April 7 | 8 p.m. | Music Box | $17 | A Pink Floyd tribute concert by the band “Good Company.” 🎤
  • Candlelight: A Tribute to Ed Sheeran | Thurs., April 7 | 6:15 p.m. + 8:30 p.m. | San Diego Central Library | $52 | Enjoy the Range Ensemble String Quartet’s rendition of top hits by this pop icon. 🎻
  • Mario Kart Tournament | Thurs., April 6 | 7-9 p.m. | Duck Foot Brewing Company | Free | Ready, set, go — compete with other racers in the classic racing game spanning across multiple console generations.  🏎️

Friday, April 8 

  • Spring Home and Garden Show | Fri., April 8-Sun., April 10 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Del Mar Fairgrounds | Free | Find inspiration for your next house or garden project. 🪴
  • Chris Botti | Fri., April 8 | 8 p.m. | Balboa Theatre | $35 | A live performance by America’s best selling trumpet artist. 🎺
  • San Diego Seals vs. Philadelphia Wings | Fri., April 8 | 7 p.m. | Pechanga Arena | $15+ | Lacrosse, anyone? 🥍 (COVID-19 Safety: This venue requires attendees to show full proof of vaccination or a negative coronavirus test within 72 hours of the event.)
  • Dylan Scott | Fri., April 8 | 7 p.m. | The Observatory | $25+ | Join the country music singer for his “Livin’ My Best Life Tour” in North Park. 👢
  • LGBTQIA+ Karaoke Night | Fri., April 8 | 5-7 p.m. | The Clark Cabaret at The Diversionary Theater | Free | Sing your favorite songs at this open mic session featuring the San Diego Queer Youth Chorus. 🌈
  • Eric Bellinger | Fri., April 8 | 7 p.m. | House of Blues | $25 | The R&B singer + songwriter performs live. 🎤

Saturday, April 9 

  • Kobey’s VW Show and Swap | Sat., April 9 | 7 a.m.-3 p.m. | Pechanga Arena | $2 | Shop vintage accessories + car parts. 🚗
  • Eggstravaganza 2022 | Sat., April 9-Sun., April 10 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Birch Aquarium | $19.95 (included with admission) | Learn all about eggs — shark eggs, fish eggs + penguin eggs — and enjoy Easter-themed crafts and an underwater hunt. 🐠
  • South Bay Earth Day | Sat., April 9 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Memorial Park, 373 Park Way | Free | A showcase of sustainable products + services for a greener lifestyle, plus family-friendly activities, art and vendors. 🌎
  • Underwater Easter Egg Hunt | Sat., April 9 | 9-10:30 a.m. | The Plunge San Diego | $20 | Kids ages 2-11 can dive for eggs, followed by a visit from the Easter bunny, crafts, open swim + a giant floating obstacle course. 🤿
  • Hop Down the Bunny Trail | Sat., April 9 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Santee Trolley Square, 9850 Mission Gorge Rd. | Free | This Easter-themed community event features an egg hunt, carnival rides, music, crafts + photos with the Easter Bunny. 🐰
  • Camp Fair | Sat., April 9 | 12-3 p.m. | President’s Way Lawn at Balboa Park | Free | Learn about kid-friendly summer camp opportunities. ⛺️
  • Encinitas Spring Street Fair | Sat., April 9 + Sun., April 10 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 818 S. Coast Hwy., Encinitas | Free | A weekend of family-friendly fun + entertainment in this North County beach town. ☀️
  • Taste of Hillcrest | Sat., April 9 | 12-4 p.m. | Hillcrest | $30+ | A walking tour where you can sample signature dishes from 25+ local restaurants. 🍽
  • Ticitozaá Folklorico Dance Festival | Sat., April 9 | 12-3 p.m. + 5:30-7:30 p.m. | California Center for the Arts, Escondido | $15 | Tierra Caliente Academy of Arts brings groups from all over SoCal to celebrate the beauty of Mexico’s traditions + history through dance. 🪕 (COVID-19 Safety: This venue requires attendees show proof of full vaccination or a negative coronavirus test prior to showtime.)
  • Padres Pedal the Cause | Sat., April 9 | Times Vary | Petco Park | $75+ | A variety of running + cycling events supporting collaborative cancer research. 🚴
  • Circling Back to Nature Garden Tour | Sat., April 9 | 9 a.m. | Cuyamaca College | $30 | Explore + learn about native gardens in San Diego’s East County neighborhoods. 🌸
  • Flower-Succulents, and Candle Arrangement Class | Sat., April 9 | 9:30-11 a.m. | The Flower Fields | $75 | Learn how to make your own spring-themed table top arrangement. 💐
  • San Diego Loyal SC vs. Charleston Battery | Sat., April 9 | 7 p.m. | Torero Stadium | $25+ | Support our local soccer team as they take on this South Carolina competitor. ⚽️
  • ’80s New Wave Night | Sat., April 9 | 7 p.m. | Queen Bee’s Art and Cultural Center | $10 | A live concert featuring local band FMera.  🎤
  • Lasley + Randolph | Sat., April 9 | 2-6 p.m. | Rancho Guejito Vineyard | Free | Join the duo for covers of classic rock from the 70s and beyond as you sip wine at this Escondido vineyard. 🍷
  • La Mesa Earth Day Fair | Sat., April 9 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | MacArthur Park | Free | A family-friendly event that will showcase fun, educational + sustainable activities. ♻️

Sunday, April 10 

  • Mariachi Festival | Sun., April 10 | 3 p.m. | California Center for the Arts | $25+ | A family-friendly event featuring performances by Mariachi Champaña Nevin, Monica Abrego + more. 🎺
  • Lil Durk: The 7220 Tour | Sun., April 10 | 7 p.m. | House of Blues | $69+ | A live performance by this Chicago-based rapper. 🎤
  • San Diego Magazine’s Brunch Bash | Sun., April 10 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Carmel Mountain Ranch Estate | $65 | A morning of bottomless bites, beers + good company. 🍹
  • Beyond Brilliance | Sun., April 10 | 5 p.m. | Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | $100+ | A talent showcase of performing arts students in the San Diego Unified School District. 🎭
  • Hippo Campus | Sun., April 10 | 7 p.m. | The Observatory | $78+ | Join the indie rock band in North Park with guest Ginger Root. 🎸
  • Crossroads Live | Sun., April 10 | 2-6 p.m. | Rancho Guejito Vineyard | Free | Listen to classic rock covers as you sip wine at this Escondido vineyard. 🍷
  • Bridal Bazaar | Sun., April 10 | 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. | Del Mar Fairgrounds | $12+ | A wedding festival with 150 exhibits to help you plan your special day. 💍
  • Mingle @ Mingei: Mosaics | Sun., April 10 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Mingei International Museum | $55+ | An eclectic showcase of art + music. 🎻

Monday, April 11-Sunday, April 17

Monday, April 11

  • In the Park Series: Western | Mon., April 11 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Poway Community Park | Free | A family-friendly monthly community event. ☀️
  • Kenneth Liao | Mon., April 11 | 12 p.m. | Athenaeum Music & Arts Library | Free | A violin + piano mini-concert. 🎻

Tuesday, April 12

  • “Tootsie” | Tues., April 12-Sun., April 17 | Times vary | San Diego Civic Theatre | $35.50+ |  Broadway’s beloved comedy musical spends six days in our city. 🎭
  • San Diego Air & Space Museum | Tues., April 12 | 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Balboa Park | Free | Get ready to blast off and learn about space travel, excluding special exhibits — free for San Diego residents today. 🚀

Wednesday, April 13

  • Cuco | Wed., April 13 | 7:30 p.m. | Humphreys Concerts by the Bay | $45 | A live performance by this Mexican-American indie artist. 🎤
  • “13 Going on 30” | Wed., April 13 | 5 p.m. | Rooftop Cinema Club Embarcadero | $17.50+ | Relive Jennifer Garner’s 2004 comedy under the stars on the 4th floor terrace of the Manchester Grand Hyatt. 🎬

Thursday, April 14

  • Meet the Makers | Thurs., April 14 | 6-8 p.m. | Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa | $65 | A female-focused event with Laura Johnson, Founder of You + Yours distillery. 🍸
  • Taste of Art: Composition and Impact | Thurs., April 14 | 6-8 p.m. | Oceanside Museum of Art | $65 | An interactive event centered on a guided paint tutorial. 🖌
  • Rauw Alejandro | Thurs., April 14 | 8 p.m. | Pechanga Arena | $59+ | The Puerto Rican singer + rapper headlines the venue in the Midway District. 🎤 (COVID-19 Safety: This venue requires attendees to show full proof of vaccination or a negative coronavirus test within 72 hours of the event.)
  • East Village Block Party | Thurs., April 14 | 12-6:30 p.m. | J Street in front of Petco Park | Free | Celebrate Petco Park Opening Day with music, food, events, and more — RSVP before attending. ⚾️
  • Friends Trivia Night | Thurs., April 14 | 7:30 p.m. | Little Miss Brewing in La Mesa, Lakeside, Normal Heights, Escondido or Poway | $10 | Assemble a team and become the one who knows it all. ⛲

Friday, April 15

  • “Pretty In Pink” | Fri., April 15 | 5 p.m. | Rooftop Cinema Club Embarcadero | $17.50+ | Watch the John Hughes classic under the stars on the 4th floor terrace of the Manchester Grand Hyatt. 🎬
  • San Diego Seals vs. Panther City LC | Fri., April 15 | 7 p.m. | Pechanga Arena | $15+ | Lacrosse, anyone? 🥍 (COVID-19 Safety: This venue requires attendees to show full proof of vaccination or a negative coronavirus test within 72 hours of the event.)
  • JUSTIN Wine Pairing Dinner | Fri., April 15 | 6-9 p.m. | San Diego Mission Bay Resort | $200 | A five-course curated meal led by Justin Baldwin. 🍷
  • Tech N9ne | Fri., April 15 | 8 p.m. | SOMA | $35 | A live concert featuring this American rapper + singer. 🎤
  • Seaside Spring Family Activities | Fri., April 15-Sun., April 24 | 7 a.m.-9 p.m. | Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines | Free | Springtime activities for the whole family. ☀️
  • San Diego Padres vs. Atlanta Braves | Fri., April 15 | 6:40 p.m. | Petco Park | $25+ | Cheer on our home team + celebrate ‘90s night at Party in the Park. ⚾️

Saturday, April 16

  • La Jolla Half Marathon | Sat., April 16 | 6:45-11:30 a.m. | Starts at Del Mar Fairgrounds | $119 | A scenic race along a coastal route that includes a climb to the summit of Torrey Pines State Park, residential La Jolla Shores + La Jolla Cove. 👟
  • Easter Egg Hunt at The Del | Sun., April 17 | 10 a.m. + 12 p.m. | Hotel del Coronado | Included with brunch | If you’re brunching at the landmark for Easter, top off the holiday with an egg hunt on Del Beach — with sections marked for different age groups. 🐣
  • Eggstravaganza 2022 | Sat., April 16-Sun., April 17 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Birch Aquarium | $19.95 (included with admission) | Learn all about eggs — shark eggs, fish eggs + penguin eggs — and enjoy Easter-themed crafts and an underwater hunt. 🐠
  • All About Mushrooms | Sat., April 16 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center | $75 | A live cooking class with chef Aureny Aranda. 🍄
  • San Diego Loyals vs. Louisville City FC | Sat., April 16 | 7 p.m. | Torero Stadium | $25+ | Cheer on our local soccer team as they take on this Kentucky competitor. ⚽️
  • San Diego Gulls vs. Ontario Reign | Sat., April 16 | 7 p.m. | Pechanga Arena | $17+ | Saturday night hometown hockey. 🏒 (COVID-19 Safety: This venue requires attendees to show full proof of vaccination or a negative coronavirus test within 72 hours of the event.)
  • Jacob Collier | Sat., April 16 | 7 p.m. | House of Blues | $115+ | A live concert as part of this London singer’s DJESSE world tour. 🎤
  • Billy Strings | Sat., April 16 | 8:30 p.m. | Open Air Theatre at SDSU | $39+ | Watch this Grammy Award-winning guitarist + bluegrass musician live. 🎸
  • Flower Flow | Sat., April 16 | 8-9 a.m. | The Flower Fields | $35+ | A special yoga class overlooking the blooming Tecolote Giant Ranunculus fields. 🧘
  • Barrio Logan Science + Art Expo | Sat., April 16 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Mercado del Barrio | Free | Merge curiosity and exploration at this family-friendly block party showcasing science + creativity. 🧪
  • Dinner Detective Interactive Mystery Show | Sat., April 16 | 6-9 p.m. | Courtyard by Marriott in Downtown | $75 | A four-course meal + interactive entertainment where you might just become part of the show. 🔍
  • San Diego Padres vs. Atlanta Braves | Sat., April 16 | 6:40 p.m. | Petco Park | $29.50+ | Cheer on our home team during their first home series of the season. ⚾️

Sunday, April 17

  • Celebrate Easter | Sun., April 17 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Gaslamp Quarter | Free | A spring-time pop-up with food + drink specials. 🐣
  • Easter Egg Hunt | Sun., April 17 | 2-6 p.m. | Cottonwood Park | Free | A family-friendly community event with music, crafts + Easter games. 🌼
  • Googoosh | Sun., April 17 | 8 p.m. | Balboa Theatre | $89+ | The Iranian singer + actress performs live on her “Twenty One The World” tour. 🎤
  • San Diego Padres vs. Atlanta Braves | Sun., April 17 | 4:08 p.m. | Petco Park | $24+ | Cheer on our home team with free Opening Series hats + kids sunglasses. ⚾️
  • Easter Egg Hunt at The Del | Sun., April 17 | 10 a.m. + 12 p.m. | Hotel del Coronado | Included with brunch | If you’re brunching at the landmark for Easter, top off the holiday with an egg hunt on Del Beach — with sections marked for different age groups. 🐣

Monday, April 18-Sunday, April 24

Monday, April 18

  • SDSU vs USD Baseball Game | Mon., April 18 | 6 p.m. | Tony Gwynn Stadium | $6 | Cheer on your favorite team at this San Diego face-off. ⚾️
  • San Diego Padres vs. Cincinnati Reds | Mon., April 18 | 6:40 p.m. | Petco Park | $20+ | Grab your pup + head down to Petco Park for the Bark and the Park themed game. ⚾️
  • The Warning | Mon., April 18 | 7 p.m. | House of Blues | $20 | Jam out with this rock band formed by the Villarreal sisters. 🤘

Tuesday, April 19

  • San Diego Music Awards | Tues., April 19 | 7 p.m. | Humphreys Concerts by the Bay | $40+ | The 31st annual celebration of local music. 🎶
  • SDSU vs. UC San Diego Baseball Game | Tues., April 19 | 6 p.m. | Triton Ballpark | $6 | An Aztec + Triton face-off. ⚾️
  • San Diego Museum of Art | Tues., April 19 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Balboa Park | Free | View beautiful works of art displaying San Diego’s rich culture + history — free today for San Diego residents. 🖼
  • Japanese Friendship Garden | Tues., April 19 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Balboa Park | Free | Walk through a garden + learn about Japanese culture — free for San Diego residents today. 🌸
  • Mingei International Museum | Tues., April 19 | 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Balboa Park | Free | Observe exhibits celebrate diverse + cultural arts, designs + textiles — free for San Diego residents today. ⚱️

Wednesday, April 20

  • Taste of Liberty Station | Wed., April 20 | 5-8 p.m. | Liberty Station | $45 | Sample your way through a bunch of businesses while enjoying arts + entertainment. 🌮
  • San Diego Gulls vs. Abbotsford Canucks | Wed., April 20 | 7 p.m. | Pechanga Arena | $17+ | The hometown hockey team takes on the squad from British Columbia. 🏒 (COVID-19 Safety: This venue requires attendees to show full proof of vaccination or a negative coronavirus test within 72 hours of the event.)
  • Marc Cohn | Wed., April 20 | 8 p.m. | Belly Up Tavern | $45 | A live sit-down performance by this Grammy Award-winning musician. 🎤
  • San Diego Symphony: Mendelssohn’s “Italian” | Wed., April 20 | 7:30 P.M. | California Center for the Arts, Escondido | $25+ | Conductor Ankush Kumar Bahl takes on a classic Italian symphony + double bass musician Jeremy Kurtz-Harris performs music by composer Andrés Martín. 🎼

Thursday, April 21

  • Without Walls Festival | Thurs., April 21-Sun., April 24 | 12 p.m. | ARTS District | Free |  A unique performance series with an array of interactive + site-inspired theatre. ⭐️
  • Under the Influence of SoCal Dinner Series | Thurs., April 21 | 6-8 p.m. | Covewood | $150 | Executive Chef Roy Hendricks will showcase the unique locality, history + culture of San Diego with food and drink pairings. 🌊

Friday, April 22

  • Jeff Dunham | Fri., April 22 | 7 p.m. | Pechanga Arena | $58.50+ | Watch the comedian ventriloquist on his “SERIOUSLY?!” tour. 🎤
  • Gem Faire | Fri., April 22-Sun., April 24 | Times vary | Scottish Rite Event Center | $7 | Shop over 100 exhibitors or stop by for jewelry repair, cleaning + ring sizing. 💍
  • La Jolla Concours d’Élégance | Fri., April 22-Sun., April 24 | Times vary | Ellen Browning Scripps Park | $75+ | A premiere automotive + lifestyle event featuring timeless cars. 🚗
  • San Diego Comic Fest | Fri., April 22-Sun., April 24 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Four Points by Sheraton | $15+ | A convention where fans can mingle directly with professionals + exhibitors. 💥
  • Ladies Purse Bingo Night | Fri., April 22 | 7-10:30 p.m. | Marina Village Conference Center | $80 | A fundraising event for the San Diego Food Bank. 👜
  • “Rent: Final Season of Love” | Fri., April 22-Sun., April 24 | Times vary | San Diego Civic Theatre | $27.50+ | After way more than “525,600 minutes” on Broadway, this marks the final tour for Jonathan Larson’s Tony Award-winning masterpiece. 🎭
  • Hot Chip | Fri., April 22 | 7:30 p.m. | Humphreys Concerts by the Bay | $40 | The London-based synthpop band performs live. 🔊 

Saturday, April 23

  • Spring Food Truck Festival | Sat., April 23 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Bates Nut Farm in Valley Center | Free | A fest featuring local food trucks like Epic Eats, Rush Coffee + Mariposa Ice Cream alongside live music + family-friendly activities. 🍨
  • San Diego Taco + Beer Festival | Sat., April 23 | 2-7 p.m. | Broadway Pier | $40+ | Experience bottomless craft beer tastings + access to the best tacos in town. 🌮  
  • The LGBTQ Masquerade | Sat., April 23 | 6-10 p.m. | AWOL | $30+ | A ballroom extravaganza with cocktails, dancing + raffle prizes. 💃
  • NWSL Challenge Cup: San Diego Wave FC vs. O.L. Reign | Sat., April 23 | 7 p.m. | Torero Stadium at University of San Diego | $35 | Our city’s new National Women’s Soccer league expansion team continues its quest for the Cup. ⚽
  • San Diego Gulls vs. Tucson Roadrunners | Sat., April 23 | | 7 p.m. | Pechanga Arena | $24+ | There can only be one winner in this hockey battle of the birds. 🏒 (COVID-19 Safety: This venue requires attendees to show full proof of vaccination or a negative coronavirus test within 72 hours of the event.)
  • Stayin’ Alive – The Bee Gees Tribute | Sat., April 23 | 7:30 p.m. | Moonlight Amphitheatre | $22 | A live concert tribute to this iconic ‘70’s band. 🕺
  • Cabaret in the Courtyard: Simply Sondheim | Sat., April 23 + Sun., April 24 | 7 p.m. and 6 p.m. | California Center for the Arts, Escondido | $35+ | Musical theater performers and a cabaret band showcase the repertoire of Broadway icon Stephen Sondheim, with songs from “Sweeney Todd” to “Company.” 🎶
  • Pancho Barraza | Sat., April 23 | 8 p.m. | Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU | $40+ | The Mexican singer + songwriter performs live. 🎤
  • Candlelight: A Tribute to Amy Whinehouse | Sat., April 23 | 8:45 p.m. | The Abbey on Fifth | An intimate performance featuring the Jazz Ensemble PureSoul San Diego. 🎷

Sunday, April 24

  • Earth Fair 2022 | Sun., April 24 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Balboa Park | Free | Celebrate Earth Day with 200 exhibitors, international food vendors, beer gardens + more. 🌎
  • “Casablanca” | Sun., April 24 | 5 p.m. | Rooftop Cinema Club Embarcadero | $17.50+ | Watch the Humphrey Bogart + Ingrid Bergman 1942 classic under the stars on the 4th floor terrace of the Manchester Grand Hyatt. 🎬
  • J Balvin | Sun., April 24 | 7 p.m. | Pechanga Arena | $59+ | The Colombian singer + rap superstar (aka the “Prince of Reggaeton”) brings his tour to San Diego. 🎶 (COVID-19 Safety: This venue requires attendees to show full proof of vaccination or a negative coronavirus test within 72 hours of the event.)
  • Jeeyoon Kim | Sun., April 24 | 3 p.m. | Baker-Baum Concert Hall | $48 | An innovative concert experience with piano + poetry. 🎹
  • Billy Bob Thorton & The Boxmasters | Sun., April 24 | 8 p.m. | Belly Up Tavern | $35 | The California rock band headlines the North County venue. 🤘
  • Mogwai | Sun., April 24 | 7 p.m. | The Observatory | $25+ | Rock out with the Scottish band in North Park. 🎸
  • Enjoy | Sun., April 24 | 7:30 p.m. | Music Box | $20 | An alternative-pop performance featuring artist Tommy Midnight + The Mainliners. 🔊
  • Waves of Wellness | Sun., April 24 | 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Belmont Park | $35 | Start your morning with a HIIT workout class + exclusive access to health inspired local vendors. 💪 
  • San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers | Sun., April 24 | 1:10 p.m. | Petco Park | $36+ | Cheer on the Padres as they face off this LA rival. ⚾️
  • Broadway, Our Way | Sun., April 24 | 3 p.m. | Balboa Theatre | $20+ | A melody of musicals old + new. 🎤

Monday, April 25-Saturday, April 30

Monday, April 25

  • James Arthur | Mon., April 25 | 7 p.m. | The Observatory | $35+ | Join the singer-songwriter for his “It’ll All Make Sense Tour” in North Park. 🎸
  • Ines Irawati + Sophie Webber | Monday | 12-1 p.m. | Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. | Free | The Indonesian-born pianist and British cellist perform a free concert in La Jolla. 🎼

Tuesday, April 26

  • San Diego Jazz Collective | Tues., April 26 | 7-9 p.m. | Duck Foot Brewing Co. | Free | A night of unrehearsed musical collaboration by local musicians. 🎷
  • The Offspring | Tues., April 26 | 8 p.m. | Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU | $29.50+ | The rock band brings its “Let the Bad Times Roll” tour to San Diego with special guest, Radkey. 🎸
  • together Pangea | Tues., April 26 | 7:30 p.m. | SOMA | $20.50 | A live concert with this alternative band. 🎤
  • beabadoobee | Tues., April 26 | 7 p.m. | Humphreys Concerts by the Bay | $29.50 | With special guests Luna Li + Wallice. 🎤
  • San Diego Automotive Museum | Tues., April 26 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Balboa Park | Free | Discover the history and stories of automotive vehicles — free for San Diego residents today. 🚗

Wednesday, April 27

  • Storytime with Professor Flutters | Wed., April 6 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Seaport Village (on Geppetto’s Lawn) | Bring the littles to this fun, outdoor reading session. 📚
  • The Marcus King Band | Wed., April 27 | 7 p.m. | Humphreys Concert by the Bay | $125+ | The southern rock + blues band performs by the bay. 🎸

Thursday, April 28

  • Slow Crush | Thurs., April 28 | 7:30 p.m. | Soda Bar | $18 | The shoegaze band will be accompanied by Deserta + The Passengers. 🎤
  • Candlelight: A Tribute to Ed Sheeran | Thurs., April 28 | 6:15 p.m. + 8:30 p.m. | San Diego Central Library | $52 | Enjoy the Range Ensemble String Quartet’s rendition of top hits by this pop icon. 🎻

Friday, April 29

  • “Beetlejuice” | Fri., April 29 | 5 p.m. | Rooftop Cinema Club Embarcadero | $17.50+ | Watch the 1988 supernatural classic (you know you wanna say the name three times) under the stars on the 4th floor terrace of the Manchester Grand Hyatt. 🎬
  • Art Alive Floral Exhibition | Fri., April 29-Sun., May 1 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | San Diego Museum of Art | $40 | An annual fundraiser with nearly 100 floral arrangements interpreting works of art. 💐
  • Del Mar Antiques, Art + Design Show | Fri., April 29-Sun., May 1 | 11 a.m.-6 p.m. | Del Mar Fairgrounds | $8 | Browse 100+ vendors offering vintage gems like furniture, silver, paintings, porcelain, jewelry, textiles, toys, clothing, rare books + more. 🛍️
  • Kelsey Cook | Fri., April 29 | 7:30 + 9:30 | The American Comedy Co. | $10+ | Stand-up comedian, writer + actress performs live at this iconic venue. 🎤
  • Bloom Bash | Fri., April 29 | 7 p.m.-12 a.m. | San Diego Museum of Art | $300 | Upscale food, cocktails, art installations, live music + dancing al fresco as the museum kicks off its Art Alive 2022 weekend. 💃

Saturday, April 30 

  • Fruhlingfest Flower Crown Workshop | Sat., April 30 | 12-3 p.m. | Eppig Brewing Waterfront Biergarten | $32 | Celebrate this German spring festival with crafts + beer. 💐
  • Mission Fed ArtWalk | Sat., April 30 | 11 a.m.-6 p.m. | Little Italy | Free | Shop for artwork, enjoy live music + participate in interactive experiences. 🖼
  • Old Town Cinco de Mayo | Sat., April 30 | 10 a.m.-10 p.m. | Old Town San Diego State Historic Park | Free | A weekend with family-friendly entertainment, live music, traditional dance performances, art + food. 🪅
  • Flower Flow | Sat., April 30 | 8-9 a.m. | The Flower Fields | $35+ | Enjoy this special yoga class while overlooking beautiful springtime blooms. 🌸
  • San Diego Book Crawl | Sat., April 30 | 8 a.m. | Warwicks | $5 | Join fellow bookworms + take a tour of bookstores throughout the region. 📖
  • Adams Avenue Unplugged | Sat., April 30 | 12-10 p.m. | Adams Avenue | Free | A musical walkabout featuring 100+ live performances. 🎤
  • Point Loma Garden Walk | Sat., April 30 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Point Loma Heights | $30 | An annual fundraiser for Rady Children’s Hospital. 🌱