APRIL 16 BLUEGRASS DAY AT THE FLOWER FIELDS®: Come and enjoy a musical journey of guitar, banjo and fiddle! Picnic tables are provided on site. Info www.theflowerfields.com APRIL 16 - 17 86TH ANNUAL CORONADO FLOWER SHOW: The Coronado Flower Show is held in Spreckels Park in the center of Coronado's Village, along Orange Avenue, between 6th & 7th Streets. $5. Info www.coronadoflowershow.org APRIL 16 - 17 ASIAN ARTS IN THE GARDEN: San Diego Botanic Garden will be celebrating the art of Asian horticulture with outstanding displays, lectures, and demonstrations. www.sdbgarden.org APRIL 16 - 17 SPRING BUSKER FESTIVAL: San Diego's Seaport Village hosts the only Busker Festival in Southern California. We bring professionals from across the country to perform their bizarre talents from sword swallowing to knife throwing to pogo stick tricks and juggling on unicycles. Free. Info www.sandiego.org APRIL 17 THE PORT OF SAN DIEGO'S DAY AT THE DOCKS: The West Coast's largest public celebration of sportfishing. Signaling the official start of Southern California's spring saltwater fishing season, Day At The Docks takes place against the colorful and dynamic backdrop of world renown sportfishing fleet on San Diego Bay. 9am-5pm. Info www.sportfishing.org APRIL 17 ANNUAL SAN DIEGO EARTH FAIR: The annual EarthFair in Balboa Park is the largest free annual environmental fair in the world. EarthFair features more than 350 exhibitors, a Food Pavilion, a special Kids' Activity Area, three entertainment venues, the Children's Earth Parade, and the Cleaner Car Concourse. Info 858-272-7370 or www.earthdayweb.org APRIL 17 FALLBROOK AVOCADO FESTIVAL: Since the 1960s, tens of thousands of avocado lovers converge in Fallbrook, located in San Diego's North County to sample avocados, check out the crazy cooking contest entries, buy funky avocado-themed gifts and enjoy bands and friendly beer gardens. Info www.fallbrook.org APRIL 21 - MAY 8 ANNUAL DEL MAR NATIONAL HORSE SHOW: Elegance, excitement, excellence — these are the hallmarks of the Del Mar National Horse Show, one of the oldest and most prestigious equestrian competitions in the Western United States. Del Mar Fairgrounds. Info 858-792-4288 or www.delmarnational.com APRIL 23 BLUES DAY: A Blues Pro All Star Jam! Come and show your appreciation for The Blues, a fundamental art form of Americanborn popular music. The Flower Fields of Carlsbad California. $5$10. Info www.theflowerfields.com APRIL 23 SPRING PARTY WITH BUNNY: Children ages 2 to 6 are invited to visit our gentle bunny and make some colorful spring crafts. Children will also parade through the garden, go on a bunny hunt, and enjoy a rabbit snack. Pre-registration required. Members $12 per child, non-members $15 per child. Info www.sdbgarden.org APRIL 24 EASTER BRUNCH & EGG HUNTS AT THE HOTEL DEL: Celebrate Easter at the Hotel del Coronado with food, entertainment and fun for the whole family. The Del will feature several special holiday brunch options, Easter-egg hunts, holiday crafts and visits with the Easter Bunny! Info www.hoteldel.com
APRIL 29 - 30 Scrapbook EXPO offers you the SCRAPBOOK EXPO: opportunity to learn all the newest and hottest scrapbooking techniques! Top-notch workshops and basic classes taught by experts. Del Mar Fairgrounds. Info www.scrapbookexpo.com APRIL 29 DIANE REEVES SINGS SARAH VAUGHN: Grammy® Award winner and one of the premier vocalists in the world. Reeves' program pays tribute to legendary singer Sarah Vaughn. $35$65. 8 pm at the Birch North Park Theatre. Info www.ljms.org APRIL 30 From the ENCINITAS GARDEN FESTIVAL & TOUR: Marketplace, participants will begin a self-guided walking tour that features more than 20 gardens of every size and style. Back in the Marketplace, vendors will offer unusual plants, beautiful garden art, photography and much more. Festival Marketplace is free and open to the public from 10 am to 4 pm. Info 760-753-8615 or www.encinitasgardenfestival.org APRIL 30 - MAY 1 28TH ANNUAL OLD TOWN FIESTA DE CINCO DE MAYO: The 28th Annual Fiesta Old Town Cinco De Mayo is the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration north of the border. The fiesta has an incredible variety of festivities and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy including a special kids area and stage. Free. 619296-3236 or www.fiestaoldtown.com APRIL 30 - MAY 1 MISSION FEDERAL ARTWALK: Mission Federal ArtWalk is the largest art event in San Diego and is now in its 27th year. More than 300 visual artists from all over the world show and sell their art. 7 music and dance stages, interactive art for children and the picturesque background of hip and historic Little Italy. Info 619615-1090 or www.missionfederalartwalk.org APRIL 30 - MAY 1 SAN DIEGO ADAMS AVENUE ROOTS & FOLK FESTIVAL: Visitors enjoy vintage blues, folk, Appalachian, country, bluegrass and Celtic music performed by roots artists on seven outdoor stages. Held along Adams Park in University Heights, the free event includes a beer garden, food and crafts. Info www.adamsaveonline.com APRIL 30 - JUNE 5 THE OLD GLOBE - LIFE OF RILEY: George Riley's closest friends discover that he has just a few months to live and they each deal with the news in their own very surprising way. $29$67. Info www.theoldglobe.org
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APRIL 2011 *Please call to confirm all times, dates and performances, as they are subject to change without notice. APRIL 1 CELEBRATING SAN DIEGO'S KPBS: This is an extraordinarily special concert of music from your favorite shows, presented as an unforgettable tribute to San Diego's own public television and radio station KPBS in celebration of their 50th anniversary. $10-$60. 6001 Clubhouse Dr. Rancho Santa Fe. Info 858-250-0290 or www.orchestranova.org APRIL 1 - 3 GOODGUYS DEL MAR HOT ROD & CUSTOM CAR NATIONALS: 10th Goodguys Hot Rod & Custom Car Nationals. See more than 2,000 hot rods, customs and classics, muscle cars and trick trucks at this indoor and outdoor automotive fair! Event features vendors/exhibitors, swap meet and cars for sale, model car show and fun for the whole family. Del Mar Fairgrounds. Info 925-838-9876 or www.delmarnationals.com APRIL 1 - 10 PLAYS BY YOUNG WRITERS: Playwrights Project's annual festival of winning scripts from the California Young Playwrights Contest. Selected from 294 contest submissions, two scripts will be presented as full productions and two as readings. This year adds a new twist and will rotate the Plays by Young Writers program with a full production from our Telling Stories: Giving Voice to Foster Youth program. Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, San Diego. Info 619-239-8222 or www.playwrightsproject.org APRIL 2 RED HAT LADIES' DAY: The Flower Fields® Red Hatters invite you to a “Hoot” at The Flower Fields® in Carlsbad. An event celebrating the Red Hat Society with a spectacular fashion show, wagon ride, refreshments, and door prizes. Choose one of two shows-11am or 2pm. Price includes style show, strawberry shortcake and wagon ride. $20. Info www.theflowerfields.com APRIL 2 - 3 38TH ANNUAL SAN DIEGO CREW CLASSIC: Collegiate, junior and masters athletes will return to the sun-kissed water of Mission Bay for the 38th renewal of the Crew Classic and compete in over 90 races over two days. Again they will be cheered by spectators enjoying amenities such as the shore-side tent row for alumni and clubs, the jumbotron displaying races start to finish, a beer garden on the sand. Info www.crewclassic.org APRIL 3 LA JOLLA MOTOR CAR CLASSIC: Seventh annual La Jolla Motor Car Classic attracting hundreds of spectators with a passion for preservation including car restorers and enthusiasts. The cars will be on display from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ellen Browning Scripps Park at the La Jolla Cove. Info www.lajollamotorcarclassic.com
APRIL 6 "THE SKY TONIGHT" PLANETARIUM SHOWS: April Topic: Spring Constellations. Featuring a digital tour of San Diego's night sky in California's largest planetarium, "The Sky Tonight" is perfect for “backyard astronomers” or anyone trying to find their way around the universe. Info www.rhfleet.org APRIL 8 - 9 GOLF FEST 2011 AT THE TOWN AND COUNTRY RESORT HOTEL AND RIVER WALK GOLF COURSE: Riverwalk Golf Club. 1150 Fashion Valley Rd San Diego. $10 for adults and kids are free! Get a free round of golf at The Vineyard and Riverwalk! Improve your game with free clinics all weekend long. Info 619291-7131 or www.golffestshow.com APRIL 8 - 10 HOME DECORATING & REMODELING SHOW: This show will take place in O'Brien Hall and the Activity Center. It features home improvement products and services offered by local businesses. This show will have a "green" theme and will highlight businesses that offer environmental products. Del Mar Fairgrounds. Free Admission. Info 800-999-5450 or www.showsusa.net APRIL 9 RHYTHM & VINE: Music, wine and food lovers galore will take pleasure in an evening of all their favorites. Wines from the country's best wine regions will be represented, along with California's most tasty craft brews, nosh-worthy gourmet foods from talented local chefs, an exclusive VIP tent and after-party, silent auction featuring wine and lifestyle items, as well as a variety of high-energy bands and musicians. $75-$125. All event proceeds from Rhythm & Vine benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego. Info www.rhythmandvine.org APRIL 9 SPRING GARDEN FESTIVAL: Join the Water Conservation Garden and the Cuyamaca College Ornamental Horticulture Department as we celebrate the spring season. The college hosts its biggest plant sale of the year, the Garden will buzz with experts, workshops, and exhibits that will empower visitors to create sustainable, water-smart landscapes. Animal exhibits, musical guests, kids' activities, dancers, and an international food court round out the day. Info www.thegarden.org
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APRIL 9 TASTE OF JULIAN: Taste of Julian is a self-guided culinary tour to explore the one-of-a-kind restaurants throughout Julian and its surrounding area. Tickets are limited, $20 per person and will be available online at www.julianmerchants.org APRIL 10 WINE COUNTRY SPRING CELEBRATION: Guests take the processional tour through the vineyards for the blessing then off to enjoy a wonderful wine country BBQ. Plenty of dancing with live entertainment, fine wine, great prizes. $45. Reservations are a must. Call: 951-587-9463 Ext. 7210 or www.wineresort.com APRIL 11 - 17 DELUXE SAN DIEGO - THE YACHT & LIFESTYLE EVENT: DeLUXE San Diego is a new and unique event opportunity connecting those who appreciate the finest superyachts, topmarque automobiles, private aircraft, fine jewelry and watches, cult wines, and adventure travel from leading luxury brands. San Diego at the Fifth Avenue Marina and Fifth Avenue Landing. Info www.DeLuxeSanDiego.com APRIL 15 - 16 SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY-THE TEMPTATIONS: “Get Ready” for The Temptations featuring original Temptation Otis Williams! Principal pops conductor Marvin Hamlisch and the San Diego Symphony lend silky support to this powerful music that defined a generation. The performance begins at 8:00 P.M. $20-$85. Info www.sandiegosymphony.org APRIL 15 - 17 47TH ANNUAL LAKESIDE RODEO: Bareback bronco rides, calf roping and other traditional rodeo competitions, along with food and crafts, bring the Wild West to life in the East County town of Lakeside. Info 619-561-4331 or www.lakesiderodeo.com APRIL 15 - 17 DEL MAR ANTIQUE SHOW: Antique furniture, jewelry, artwork and more. This is a companion show to the Wild West Expo San Diego. One admission price is valid for both shows. Del Mar Fairgrounds. Info 800-943-7501 or www.calendarshows.com APRIL 15 - 17 HEAD TO TOE WOMEN'S EXPO: Show with products and services appealing to women, such as clothing, jewelry, medical services, books, service organizations, dance, cosmetics and more. Del Mar Fairgrounds. Info 619-491-0677 or www.headtotoewomensexpo.com APRIL 16 TASTE OF HILLCREST: Enjoy a self-guided stroll that will take you around to some of the top chefs in San Diego, who are preparing their best dishes especially for you! With samples created from over 40 of the area's prominent restaurants, you are sure to find a new takeout favorite or dining hotspot. NOON to 4:00 PM. Info 619-233-5008 or www.fabuloushillcrest.com
Published on Mar 12, 2011