San Diego Weekend Events Friday April 4th to Sunday April 6th, 2014

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Friday-Night-LibertyWhat: Friday Night Liberty – The Biggest Gallery Walk in San Diego

When: Friday, April 4, 2014

Where: Liberty Station, San Diego

Description: Friday Night Liberty is a monthly first Friday evening of FREE open artist studios, galleries and events throughout NTC at Liberty Station’s Arts & Cultural District. Free parking. Free Admission. The Freedom to explore, wander and enjoy our growing cultural canvas.

Cost: Free

Program Guide : NTC Liberty Station Art Walk:


Craft-Beer-and-BitesWhat: Craft Beer and Bites

When: Saturday, April 5, 2014

Where: SILO in Makers Quarter, San Diego

Description: On Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 4 pm-8 pm, SILO in Makers Quarter is hosting the 2nd Craft Beer + Bites event that benefits the San Diego Brewers Guild along with the Front Burner Fund. This time around 10 local brewers are paired with 10 local chefs (Green Flash confirmed so far!). Bring your favorite people and your suds sipping buddies (and the pooches) to challenge them to any of our many SILO games: ping pong, bocce ball, giant Jenga and bean bag toss.

The last event was awesome and a HUGE success with some of San Diego’s best breweries and food trucks and about 400 attendees in all. Don’t miss out!

Cost: $35

What: San Diego Padres vs Miami Marlins

When: Friday, April 4, 2014

Where: Marlins Park, Miami, Florida

Description: The San Diego Padres enter 2014 generating huge interest but playing dark horses for the NL West title. Watch San Diego Padres vs Miami Marlins LIVE at Marlins Park, Miami, Florida. Led to the front by Chase Headley, Jedd Gyorko and Ian Kennedy, the Padres have baseball’s best young rosters. Be sure that you head to Petco Park if you want to watch the Padres compete for a playoff spot, and buy your Padres tickets today!

Taste-of-LeucadiaWhat: Taste of Leucadia

When: Thursday, April 3, 2014

Where: Leucadia 101 Main Street Office, San Diego

Description: Join the popular Community which is celebrating the culinary flavors and local libations that makes our Leucadia Main Street district as unique as they come. The Taste of Leucadia, Food For Thought highlights all our local restaurants, retailers, craft brewers and local vintners. On April 3rd, come alive with the town as we celebrate our love of food, music, and poetry.

This year the event will feature Sip Stops with local craft beer and wine tastings. Each ticket to the event is $20 in advance ($25 the day of) with Sip Stops (craft beer/wine tasting included) prices are $30 in advance ($35 the day of). Each ticket entitles you to a taste at each of our participating restaurants.
Cost: $20-25

Billie-HolidayWhat: A Salute To Billie Holiday and Dizzy Gillespie

When: Thursday, April 3, 2014

Where: Westgate Hotel, San Diego

Description: The Westgate Hotel invites you all to a swanky rendition of a soiree with an exclusive musical tribute to the epic Jazz songstress Billie Holiday and bebop trumpet extraordinaire Dizzy Gillespie. While savoring your exquisite three-course dinner created by Executive Chef Fabrice Hardel, you will be transported to the past in the 40s and 50s with classic music from Lady Day, brilliantly adapted by Gilbert and Lorraine Castellanos quintet.

Set in the opulent Versailles Salon, you will enjoy the Cabaret décor perfectly reflecting the swinging Jazz era. Retro-glam attire is preferable to set the right mood and prizes will be given for the best dressed guests.


V-ElementsWhat: V Elements Fest

When: Saturday, April 5, 2014

Where: Liberty Station, Point Loma, San Diego

Description: Feel the excitement of Phase I of V Elements Festival scheduled for Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the beautiful Liberty Station in Point Loma. This year the event is hosting 2 stages, daytime workshops and numerous vendors and décor! The V Elements initial music lineup includes Particle featuring a very special guest (announced in Phase II), Freddy Todd, Desert Hearts Crew (Mikey Lion, Deep Jesus, Marbs & Porkchop), SuperDre, Dink, The Routine, Divinity, Pool Party, Gina Cat and DJ Scuzzy. The V Elements initial yoga lineup includes Charity Rahmer (Founder and Instructor at Indie Yoga), Amy Opielowski (San Diego Regional Manager and instructor at Core Power) and John Jay Verhagan (Instructor at Indie Yoga and Core Power).

To celebrate return of V Elements Fest, we are holding a “Yoga Pants Dance Kick-Off Party” at Winstons in Ocean Beach, on Saturday, November 16 with Stylust Beats (SF), OG Status (CO), Krueger (Philly) and special guests Synthphonic Underground, featuring members of The Greyboy Allstars and The Earful.

What: Fashion With A Passion

When: Saturday, April 5, 2014

Where: Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, San Diego

Description: Since 1980, Make-A-Wish® has provided hope, strength and joy to children battling life-threatening medical conditions. Make-A-Wish® San Diego grants the most fervent wishes to eligible children in San Diego and Imperial Counties.

This special Ladies Fashion Event features delicious cocktails, delightful cuisine, and outstanding wines. There is a fabulous Vendor Village where guests can purchase the latest trends and fashion, spa and beauty items. View an elegant designer fashion show presented by FIDM.
Join us at our FASHION WITH A PASSION event this April. Fashion is a grand celebration of Fashion Design as
well as an important fundraiser for Make-A-Wish® San Diego, enabling wishes to come true.

Cost: $35

VinDiegoWhat: The Second Annual VinDiego Wine and Food Festival

When: Firday, April 4 to Saturday, April 5, 2014

Where: NTC Liberty Station, Point Loma, San Diego

Description: San Diego, America’s finest and liveliest city, will once again become the epicenter of the California wine world on Friday, April 4th and Saturday, April 5th 2014. This weekend one of the largest wine events of California, Oregon and Washington’s ultra-elite winemaking masters will assemble, for the second annual “VinDiego Wine and Food Festival” presented at the NTC Liberty Station in beautiful Point Loma.




What: Uncasked: A Neighborhood Craft Beer Fest

When: Saturday, April 5, 2014

Where: Westfield UTC, La Jolla, San Diego

Description: Join us Saturday, April 5th to savor some of San Diego’s finest craft beers while doing your best in soaking it up with unlimited bites from Westfield UTC’s newest restaurants; Seasons 52, Eureka Gourmet Burgers & Craft Beer, Tender Greens & the new PIRCH!

$20 advance tickets ($25 cash only at the door) allows guests to receive a branded beer glass & gift bag, Uncasked Craft Beer Guide, & 10 drink tickets along with the Little Black Book of exclusive offers from UTC retailers.

Learn how food and beer pair together by sampling bites from Westfield UTC restaurant chefs and sampling brews from 8 local San Diego breweries.
• Karl Strauss Brewing Company
• Acoustic Ales Brewing Company
• Rough Draft Brewing Company
• Helm’s Brewing Company
• Stone Brewing Company
• Rock Bottom Brewery, La Jolla
• Mike Hess Brewing
• Mother Earth Brew Company

Live acoustic music played throughout the day in Palm Plaza by Plaza Unplugged local artists & San Diego Music Award nominees: Jasmine Commerce, Josh Damigo and Alaina Blair.

Cost: $20


Filipino-Sun-FestivalWhat: Inaugural Filipino Sun Festival

When: Saturday, April 5, 2014

Where: Mira Mesa, San Diego

Description: The Filipino Sun Festival is the newest festival to hit Mira Mesa like a typhoon, which celebrates Filipino and Filipino American culture. The Filipino Sun Festival will kick off its inauguration on Saturday, April 5th, at the Mira Mesa Park in Mira Mesa, San Diego, from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM! This is located at the corner of Mira Mesa Blvd New Salem Street.


San-Marcos-Spring-FestivalWhat: San Marcos Spring Festival

When: Sunday, April 6, 2014

Where: Via Vera Cruz, San Marcos

Description:  The 2014 San Marcos Spring Festival is here, finally! This Sunday, April 6th from 9 am to 5 pm, enjoy the Via Vera Cruz in San Marcos, CA! The Spring Festival, started over 30 years ago, will take place on Via Vera Cruz between San Marcos Blvd. and Grand Ave. adjacent to restaurant row.

This family festival combines over 250 arts, craft and food vendors, military displays, live entertainment and children’s activities and all for free. Just attend and feel the joy! This year, look forward to more events including a beer garden and a special pet event. It is a great time and place to get in some spring fresh air and do some shopping while giving the kids something to do in a safe and fun environment.

Boulevard-signWhat: 25th Anniversary of the Boulevard sign

When: Firday, April 4, 2014

Where: Lafayette Hotel, El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego

Description: Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Boulevard sign with brand new banners hung throughout the district. Reflecting the four themes which proudly showcase The Boulevard are Cruise the Boulevard, Dine on the Boulevard, Rock the Boulevard, and Shop the Boulevard. Each banner honors the individuals that represent these themes. On April 4 we’ll host a special party and presentation at the official unveiling, with live performances from:

The Little Richards (w/ Robert Lopez aka El Vez)
Miss Erika Davies and Stephen Rey
Daniel Jackson
Gregory Page
True Stories
Robin Henkel
The Amandas

Cost: $10-20

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