San Diego Weekend Events & Things to Do Friday April 26 to Sunday April 28, 2013


flowers-after-hoursWhat:  Art Alive Flowers After Hours

When: Friday April 26, 2013

Where: The San Diego Museum of Art Balboa Park , 92101

Description: Stay late for Flowers After Hours, the posh after-party for the Art Alive 2013 Opening Celebration. Sample brews and bites from Stone Brewing Company and desserts by Boucheé Gourmet, Enjoy tastes from Alchemy and Chop Soo-ey, Savor enticing cocktails, popsicles, and samples from the Patrón tastewall. Upgrade to an Opening Celebration ticket to receive complimentary admission to Flowers After Hours the same evening.

Cost: $50-$75

artist-eventWhat: Art Gallery Event

When: Friday April 26, 2013

Where: Monarch Fine Art Gallery, La Jolla 92037

Description: New owners Danny and Elsie Arredondo cordially invite you and a guest to a wine reception honoring nationally acclaimed artists Dmitry Danish.

Ukrainian painter Dmitry Danish will be exhibiting a spectacular collection of new original oil paintings from his series “Cityscapes” California sculptor Ron Jermyn will be unveiling the latest addition to his bronze sculptures titled “Venus” Live music by Trio Gadjo and wine to be enjoyed both nights.

On Saturday 6p, there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony in celebration of Monarch’s new ownership.


little-princessWhat:  A Little Princess

When: Friday April 26, 2013

Where: Casa del Prado Theatre at Balboa Park, San Diego 

Description: Based on the classic novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, A Little Princess is the story of a little girl with a great big imagination. Separated from her father and the open-hearted Africans who have helped him raise her, young Sara Crewe is sent to boarding school in London. When things go badly for her there, her imaginative powers come to the rescue, helping to transform a drab institution into a place of magic and mystery with the grace and virtue of a little princess.

Cost: $10-$15

adams-avenue-unpluggedWhat: Adams Avenue Unplugged

When: Saturday April 27, 28, 2013

Where: Normal Heights San Diego

Description: The line-up for the second annual Adams Avenue Unplugged is set and will feature more than 135 artists performing at 25 venues along Adams Avenue on Saturday, April 27, 12:00 to 10:00 PM, and Sunday, April 28, 12 to 7:00 PM.

The second annual Adams Avenue Unplugged will feature more than 135 artists performing along a two-mile stretch of Adams Avenue, from Normal Heights to Kensington.

This year’s headliners include Los Alacranes with special guests Louie Perez and David Hidalgo (founders of Los Lobos), country music masters Geoff Muldaur and Jim Kweskin, Reilly & Friends with actor/musician John C. Reilly, the Americana band Haunted Windchimes, and the Brooklyn-based gospel inspired band Spirit Family Reunion.

Local performers will include Cindy Lee Berryhill, Tomcat Courtney, Joey Harris, the Lovebirds, Joe Marillo, Gregory Page, and Sara Petite.

Encinitas-street-fairWhat: Encinitas April Street Fair

When: Apr 27 – 28, 2013

Where: Highway 101 between D and J Streets, NORTH COUNTY COASTAL

Description: Enjoy two days of unique food, five live music stages, children’s rides, beer garden, and over 450 vendors selling clothes, accessories, plants, household products, environmental products, art, antiques and home decor.

Cost: Free




celebrity-chefsWhat: 32nd Celebrity Chefs Cook Gala

When: April 27, 2013

Where: Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine San Diego

Description: The epicurean event will feature 11 prominent award-winning chefs cooking for a cause — the quest to cure cancer. Guests will visit each chef’s station to sample signature hors d’oeuvres paired with complementary wines from select wineries.

This year, all proceeds will support UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center’s visionary initiative MyAnswertoCancer, which uses DNA analysis to make personalized cancer treatment a reality.

Cost: $350- $500


pacific-beachWhat: Pacific Beach Charity Bocce Tournament

When: Saturday April 27, 2013

Where: Vacation Isle on Mission Bay, San Diego

Description: We’re bringing you an action packed tournament, Miller Light hosted beer garden, Sandbar catered fish tacos and great prizes at the 5 Annual Pacific Beach Charity Bocce Tournament.

This easy to learn game is a must for living by the beach, and a great way to hang out with friends and enjoy the wonderful San Diego lifestyle. Don’t know how to play? No problem! Grab 3 friends and we will teach you how to play this easy to learn game. Even better, all the proceeds from the event go back into making Pacific Beach great!

Join friends, neighbors and local businesses for a dose of healthy competition at the 5th Annual Beach Bocce Ball Charity Tournament. Event will benefit community improvement projects through Discover Pacific Beach.

Prizes will be awarded for teams in 1st & 2nd place as well as the “Best Team Name.”

Cost: $160

little-shop-of-horrorsWhat: Little Shop of Horrors

 When: Saturday April 27, 2013

Where: The San Diego Museum of Art

Description: This 1986 musical comedy, directed by Frank Oz, tells the tale of Seymour, a nerdy, lovelorn florist shop worker who raises a vicious, raunchy plant that feeds on human blood. The film stars Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, Steve Martin, and Levi Stubbs.

Before the film, KPBS Film Critic and Arts Reporter, Beth Accomando, will give a lively talk. During the film, guests will enjoy free popcorn and cocktails from the cash bar. Guests also have the option of sharing a specialty food package. Food packages include a sweet or savory appetizer plate and a bottle of wine, or a beverage of your choice, to share

Cost: $20-$35

starpower-talentWhat: Starpower Talent Competition 2013

When: Sunday April 28, 2013

Where: San Diego Convention Center

Description: STARPOWER is entering its 26th year in the in the world of dance competitions and is stronger than ever. In 2013 Starpower will continue to use its innovative STAR SCORING PROGRAM with 3 levels of competition. STAR, ALL STAR, & POWER. Starpower is constantly adding new awards, scholarships, and performance opportunities for every dancer. The Starpower Family could not be more excited to offer another year of enthusiasm, energy, and professionalism! Starpower thrives on its relationships and support from studio directors, teachers, performers, and parents over the past two decades. We want to express our deepest thanks to all of you who have helped to make us number one in the industry!

mission-fedral-artwalk What: Little Italy Art Festival  ArtWalk 2013

When: Saturday & Sunday April 27 – 28, 2013

Where: Little Italy San Diego

Description: Mission Federal ArtWalk presents the San Diego/Tijuana region’s biggest art event for an audience of over 90,000. This free visual and performing art celebration is set along a scenic path through the charming neighborhood of Little Italy. It will be held on the side streets of India Street from 11:00am – 6:00p.m. both days.

FREE Admission

jewish-food-festivalWhat: Jewish Food Festival

When: Sunday April 28, 2013

Where: Temple Adat Shalom, Pomerado Road, Poway

Description: Temple Adat Shalom in Poway hosts the 4th Annual San Diego Jewish Food Festival on Sunday, April 28 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Traditional Jewish cooking will be served, including: potato latkes, noodle kugels, beef brisket, mushroom barley soup, chicken soup with matzah balls, corn beef and pastrami sandwiches, desserts and more. Enjoy contemporary Jewish music, entertainment and activities for children. There will be a variety of vendors, celebrity chefs, silent auctions and raffles. Tickets can be purchased in advance (at a special rate) or at the door.



art-alive-2013-san-diegoWhat:  Art Alive 2013

When: Sunday April 28, 2013

Where: The San Diego Museum of Art

Description: Experience a variety of hands on projects for children and families to enjoy together during Art Alive 2013. The Garden of Activities includes: crafting giant paper flowers, decorating ARTie’s flower garden mural, participating in a Museum-wide flower hunt, and reading nature-inspired stories in the children’s reading area.







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