San Diego Weekend Events Friday April 11 to Sunday April 13, 2014

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san-diego-padresWhat: San Diego Padres vs. Detroit Tigers

When: Friday April 11, Saturday 12, Sunday 13, 2014

Where: Petco Park, San Diego

Description: Come show your support to the San Diego Padres as they race to achieve their glory! Get your San Diego Padres vs. Detroit Tigers tickets now! The San Diego Padres start their 2014 with a mysterious aura for the NL West title. Led by Chase Headley, Jedd Gyorko and Ian Kennedy, the Padres have one of the best rosters this year. Head to Petco Park this season for their games and watch the Padres compete for a playoff spot.


Venissimo-CheeseWhat: Venissimo Cheese and Wine Pairing Event

When: Thursday April 10, 2014

Where: The Westgate Hotel, San Diego

Description: The Westgate Hotel partners with Venissimo Cheese to invite you to an evening with the great cheese specialist, Robert Graff.

Graff will introduce you to the history and the different types of cheeses. Offer you knowledge about how they are made, what to pair them with, how to serve them and how to store them.

You will get the chance to taste 10 generous samples of all the types of cheeses, with side service, along with 3 glasses of wine in the intimate setting of Le Fontainebleau room. An experience unique in San Diego, not to miss!

Cost: $59

Kettner-nightsWhat: Kettner Nights in Little Italy North

When: Friday April 11, 2014

Where: Little Italy, San Diego

Description: Held on the second Friday of every month from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, the Kettner Nights in Little Italy North is the place to be for the arts and crafts and designer crowds. In Little Italy North, the art has as much different assortment of flavors as does the espresso or a tantalizing marinara sauce. The Art and Design District of San Diego’s Little Italy was modeled with New York City’s trendy SoHo and Chelsea districts as inspiration, offering the art-lovers and design patrons many and diverse resources. Come and explore this ever-growing neighborhood with a walk filled with distinctive art, designs, antiques, food and cocktails on Kettner Boulevard and India Street. Valet parking is available on W. Kalmia Street between India Street & Kettner Boulevard (next to El Camino) for $8.00 a vehicle and operates from 6:00pm to 1:00am.

Cost: Free

la-jolla-concoursWhat: 10th Annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance

When: Friday April 11, 2014

Where: La Jolla Cove, San Diego

Description: The 10th Anniversary of the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance, starting this Friday, April 11th to Sunday, April 13th, 2014 at La Jolla Cove.

La Jolla is known as the Diamond of the West Coast and will forever stay true to its meaning, “the jewel” of the Southern California shoreline. On its 10th anniversary, the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance, one of the finest and internationally renowned automobile displays in the United States, is expected to attract automobile aficionados from around the world to conglomerate right on the Pacific Ocean.
Cost: $40 – $125

Art-Alive-2014What: Art Alive 2014: Bloom Bash

When: Friday April 11, 2014

Where: The San Diego Museum of Art

Description: Watch the colorful BLOOM BASH, the beautiful Opening Celebration for Art Alive 2014. Ranked as one of the top Art & Design Events in Southern California, BLOOM BASH will offer the following:

• Mouthwatering fare from San Diego’s top restaurants
• Tantalizing floral-infused cocktails by The Patrón Spirits Company
• Fresh tapped beer and specialty tastings by The Lost Abbey
• Live music and dancing
• Interactive activities and festive performances
• More than 120 floral interpretations of some of the Museum’s finest
works, and more!


ladies-night-outWhat: Ladies Night Out

When: Friday April 11, 2014

Where: Fifty Seven Degrees, San Diego

Description: Pamper yourself, shop till you drop, dine, and enjoy some great wine. Support San Diego women entrepreneurs by enjoying a fantabulous Ladies’ Night Out.

Pampering & Shopping:

Shop great jewelry and enjoy chair massages, organic skin packs, health tips, fitness pointers, shop high-end clothing, purses, get a manicure and scented candles, nibble on chocolate desserts, learn about hair care and floral arrangements, the list is endless.

Donate business attire in good shape to Dress for Success San Diego. The mission and agenda of Dress for Success is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a support network, and many career development tools to help them thrive in work and in life.

Cost: Free

chicano-parkWhat: Chicano Park Night – A Fundraiser for the Centro Cultural de la Raza

When: Friday April 11, 2014

Where: Chicano Park San Diego

Description: This Friday, April 11, 2014, the Centro Cultural de la Raza will benefit from a fundraising event that features a sneak preview of “Cycles of Change: Restoring Quetzalcoatl.”

Some of the original artists from Chicano Park will be there to present their art as well as answer some questions from the audience. Additionally, DJ Memo Rex and Juan Caro of Mirror Pop will fill the event with their energetic and unique deep house & Cumbia music beats after the film screening. The Officetwins will also be playing Cumbia and Latin House Jams!


the-heavy-guiltsWhat: The Heavy Guilt at Rock Star Beer Festival

When: Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 6:00pm

Where: Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

Description: With music bopping from Americana to avant garde garage, from folk blues to psychedelic indie stomp, the event has it all. Six focused musicians, from varying backgrounds, translating their experiences into words under the dim yellow and crimson lights of the stage. It is a roadmap through the wilderness of life, a collage put together by time and different hands, it is the sound and mayhem of a saturated city, the direction you take after your last call. The Heavy Guilt is rock n roll. The others in the line up include Y LUV, BELMONT LIGHTS, BASS PUNKS and more.

College-Area-TasteWhat: College Area Taste

When: Sunday, April 13, 2014

Where: Various establishments throughout the College Area

Description: Showcasing more than 20 diverse dining destinations, this year’s College Area Taste promises samples from charming cafés to budding bistros around the ever-diverse and always evolving College Area on a walking tour. The Old Town Trolley will be there to assist you when you need a lift from one area to the next.

Cost: $25 – $30


port-of-san-diegoWhat: Port of San Diego’s 35th Annual DAY AT THE DOCKS

When: Sunday April 13, 2014

Where: Sportfishing Landings, Port of San Diego

Description: DAY AT THE DOCKS is the event marking the Port of San Diego’s 35th annual celebration of the official start of Southern California’s spring salt-water fishing season. The event will take place on April 13 from 9 AM to 5 PM on the waterfront at San Diego’s Sportfishing Landings, Harbor Dr. Admissions and parking are free. Parking is available on Shelter Island with frequent shuttles at no cost, to and from the festival. DAY AT THE DOCKS highlights the world’s largest and the most modern sportfishing fleet. A lot of the vessels will be open for the inspection of the public while others will offer introductory boat rides on the bay for $2 per person. Day-long activities for the entire family are also in the offing. More than 200 exhibits are scheduled to display fishing tackle, marine art, clothing, accessories, services, and more. There will be a number of “how-to” seminars, thousands of dollars of fishing equipment donated by sponsors and exhibitors, plus live entertainment by some of San Diego’s finest entertainers.

Cost: Free

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