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San Diego Events Calendar: April 2018

How to be busy and important this month in San Diego


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Wanderlust Festival

April 1:

Hop from the Hotel del Coronado’s Champagne brunch to their oceanfront lawn for an Easter celebration and egg hunt.

 

April 6:

The Wanderers explores modern love through the lens of two seemingly disparate couples at The Old Globe (through 5/6).

California Ballet Company presents four performances of 1920s classic The Great Gatsby accompanied by a live jazz band at the Civic Theatre.

Cruise to the three-day La Jolla Concours d’Elegance at Ellen Browning Scripps Park for an up-close look at antique cars.

La Jolla Concours d’Elegance

 

April 7:

San Diego Horticultural Society’s Spring Garden Tour lands in Encinitas (and Olivenhain) for self-guided site visits.

 

April 8:

Choose from four cycling routes to join 2,000 participants in the Campagnolo GranFondo, or “Big Ride,” which begins and ends in Little Italy.

Latin pop star Maluma brings the heat to Valley View Casino Center.

 

April 11:

Eat your way across the peninsula for a Taste of Point Loma, which offers bites from 20 local eateries.

Quick-witted comedy How the Other Half Loves illustrates three very different marriages at North Coast Repertory Theatre (through 5/6).

Sample bites and sips from 20 restaurants and breweries between Bay Park and Old Town during the 11th annual Taste of Morena.

 

April 13:

Harlem Quartet performs classical music by minority composers at UC San Diego’s Conrad Prebys Concert Hall.

Bring your Pinterest boards to life at the two-day San Diego Pinners Conference, featuring classes, crafting, photography, and more at Del Mar Fairgrounds.

 

April 14:

Sip, sniff, and swirl more than 300 types of vino at the sixth annual VinDiego Wine and Food Festival in Liberty Station.

New exhibit Grazing the Infinite at basileIE art gallery showcases the symbolic and aesthetic power possessed by cows (through 5/5).

Get a Taste of Hillcrest while visiting more than 35 restaurants on this self-guided culinary walking tour.

Taste of Hillcrest

Set an intention at the daylong Wanderlust Festival at Liberty Sation, with a 5K run, yoga class, and guided meditation.

’90s R&B stars unite for the San Diego Soul Music Festival at Valley View Casino Center.

 

April 15:

Graze on guacamole at the Fallbrook Avocado Festival, featuring food and drink booths, crafts, live entertainment, and children’s activities.

 

April 19:

Watch a few of the best flicks from the San Diego Asian Film Festival at its smaller Spring Showcase at UltraStar Mission Valley (through 4/26).

 

April 20:

Shop for vintage and handmade goods from nearly 100 vendors during the two-day Queen Bee Market at Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Queen Bee Market

 

April 21:

Let the good times grow at the weekend-long Coronado Flower Show in Spreckels Park.

 

April 22:

Learn about wildlife conservation, natural products, ecotourism, and more at Balboa Park’s outdoor EarthFair.

 

Art Alive

April 26:

Bright, fragrant blossoms will bring artwork to life during the four-day Art Alive exhibit at San Diego Museum of Art, with live music, food, and art installations on display. Don’t miss the Bloom Bash kickoff party on April 27.

 

April 27:

An exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution, Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation explores the heritage, experience, and diverse contributions of this cultural group at New Americans Museum (through 7/8).

Art Garfunkel performs his solo hits and other popular covers at Balboa Theatre.

New York artist Nancy Lorenz displays a collection of gilded pieces created for the San Diego Museum of Art exhibit Nancy Lorenz: Moon Gold (through 9/3).

 

April 28:

Celebrate visual and performing arts when the weekend Mission Federal ArtWalk takes over 17 blocks in Little Italy.

The Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Fair & Parade promotes awareness and understanding of different cultures through exhibits, ethnic food, and artistic performances.

Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Fair & Parade

Stroll the two-day Encinitas Spring Street Fair along South Coast Highway 101 for international eats, children’s rides, live entertainment, and craft beer.

Embrace Hawaiian culture, arts, and athletics during the San Diego Shaka Fest at De Anza Cove, with activities both on and off the water.

San Diego Symphony presents music from Miles Davis’s 1959 hit jazz album Kind of Blue at Copley Symphony Hall.

Go walkabout for Adams Avenue Unplugged’s 100 free concerts on 30 stages.

 

April 29:

Meet the top restaurants, breweries, and businesses north of the 56 at our Best of North County Party at Park Hyatt Aviara—unlimited food and drink included.

Step aboard various watercraft at the Maritime Museum of San Diego’s Chocolate Festival for culinary demos, sweet samples, pairings, and more.

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