An Abundance Of April Events Take San Diego By Storm | A List Of More Than Sixty Beer Festivals, Wine Extravaganzas, Classic Car Concourses & So Much More

March 31, 2017

It's finally Spring in America's Finest City! This means that more fun and delicious events are taking over San Diego. Continuing our mouthwatering monthly roundup of food, wine and beer events around town, here is our list of all the fun & tasty happenings taking place around San Diego County this April. Check out the more than 60 events occuring throughout the month and get out there before May Gray and June Gloom take over.

Explore our curated list of culinary events, do some research, secure your tickets and reservations, and get ready to indulge!

April 1, Boochcraft 1 Year Anniversary Party - Head to Trilogy Sanctuary in La Jolla to celebrate Boochcraft's 1 year anniversary, where they will show the love and gratitude to all of their friends, customers, staff and supporters that have made the hard-kombucha company's first year so successful. This free to attend event includes organic vegan food (while it lasts), free Boochcraft, and a live raffle, as well as free swag for the first 50 people that show up. There will also be an after party with local musicians.

April 1, Padres FanFest - Before the San Diego Padres kick off the regular season on April 3 in LA, come down to Petco Park and join FM 949 and Padres Radio for the 2017 Padres FanFest presented by T-Mobile. Padres FanFest is fun for the entire family! Enjoy a day filled with player autograph signings, a Kids Zone, Padres Foundation garage sale, wiffle ball games and much more. Padres FanFest is a ticketed event, but entry and activities are free of charge for all fans.

April 1, Newtopia Cider Grand Opening Party - San Diego's first official cider brewery is hosting a grand opening for its new cider house, taproom and event space. Co-Sponsored by the Scripps Ranch Civic Association, patrons can explore the new state-of-the-art cellar farm, showcase taproom, cyder patio garden, and private event space from 10am til 10pm at this free-to-attend event. There will be special taster glasses given to the first 500 cyder enthusiasts and $1 dollar 3oz pours from 11am - 4pm. This is a family friendly event with live music and various food trucks throughout the day. Pets are not permitted due to the crowds.

April 1, Royal Stone Bistro Celebrates One Year - Bankers Hill’s Royal Stone Bistro will celebrate its one year anniversary with a menu of the past year’s favorites, including dishes like Flat Iron Steak and Pasta and Meatballs, and will offer guests complimentary chocolate-dipped strawberries and other surprises. Reservations are highly suggested and can be secured by calling Royal Stone at 619.738.8550.

April 1, Edible & Medicinal Plants of San Diego County Seasonal Herb Walk - From the mild, wind swept coastal bluffs along the Pacific Ocean to the climatic extremes more typical of the remote Sonoran Desert to the east, the San Diego County region provides us with the opportunity to view a large variety of botanical specimens all within a relatively small geographical range. Discover the diverse array of both edible and medicinal plants found growing within these contrasting yet closely interconnected plant communities.  Historical and modern medicinal applications will be covered along with any edible and/or utilitarian potential. Tips on basic/intermediate plant identification will be offered with a special emphasis on plant family characteristics as well as differentiating poisonous look-alike plants from their beneficial counterparts. Tickets are $47.

April 1, Banzai’s April Fools Comedy Night - Banzai Bar is giving San Diego a night of comedy and cocktails just in time for April Fools. Make your way to Midway Drive for their comedy night that welcomes hilarious personalities on stage such as Greg Santos, James Schrader, Billy Bonnell, and Ryan O’Flanagan - known for their acts featured on Comedy Central, New Girl, ABC and more. Tickets to the show are $35 and include a night full of entertainment and open bar.

April 1, Uncorked Wine Festival - If you're interested in a wine festival, we suggest skipping Uncorked and checking out the all-inclusive VinDiego Wine & Food Festival, as the latter is a much classier event and, being that it includes both unlimited wine and food, is such a better value. If you're looking for an event where you're asked to bring your own blanket and chairs, look no further than Uncorked. Tickets start at $60.

April 1-2, Latin American Art Festival - This event will feature all types of Latin American art, including painting, crafts, sculptures, performances and culinary arts. It is the only festival of its kind in Southern California, taking place at Liberty Station Arts District with the aim of bringing to the residents of San Diego County, Orange County, Los Angeles and Baja California the artistic expressions of the Latin American community. The event is free to attend.

April 1-2, San Diego Crew Classic - The 44th annual Crew Classic takes over Mission Bay for a weekend of rowing competitions. The weekend long event includes options for spectators to enjoy, including a special brunch and beer garden.

April 2, San Diego Children's Discovery Museum Oceania Spring Gala - Join San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum for a celebration of the culture and cuisine of the Pacific Islands with this year’s event, with the theme - OCEANIA! The Spring Gala. Oceania will feature a variety of food stations around the Museum from top local San Diego chefs and restaurants, including Legal Restaurants, Wrench and Rodent Seabasstropub, MasterChef Claudia Sandoval, Bellamy's/Grand Restaurant Group and more. There will also be wine and craft beer tasting from Vesper Vineyards and SR 76 Brewery, as well as craft cocktails representing different tastes of the Pacific Islands. Tickets start at $95.

April 2, Council Beer Dinner Benefiting the MS Society - For its third beer dinner, Council Brewing is opening its tasting room and pulling out all the stops. This six course meal will include pairings ofa total of eight different. Chefs preparing dishes include Tyson Blake (O’Brien’s Pub), Phil Esteban (Consortium Holdings), Matt Cammak (Hamilton’s Tavern/South Park Brewing), Mike Arquines (The Lab Dining Sessions), Kristianna Zabala (Nomad Donuts), and Brad Hightow (Florent Restaurant). This event will benefit the M.S. Society and Team Arson, who are participating in the local MS Walk on April 8. Tickets are $75.

April 5, Rhythm & Moves Rooftop Yoga at Wavehouse - Head to Wavehouse at Belmont Park in Mission Beach yoga, and namaste for the beats and brews! This event will include a 75 minute rooftop yoga class with DJ music, followed by a craft beer or glass of wine and samples from local vendors. Tickets are $20.

April 6, Taste of Leucadia - The Leucadia 101 Main Street Association will host the 5th Annual Taste of Leucadia featuring a self-guided tasting tour of 23 of Leucadia’s amazing restaurants, as well as seven Sip Stop locations to enjoy tastings from local breweries and wineries in unique locations on Hwy 101. Tickets start at $20.

April 6, Eclipse Chocolate Build-A-Bar Workshop - Eclipse Chocolate's Build-a-Bar Workshop takes place in the private Umbral Room and invites participants to create two large chocolate bars using a selection of more than 30 ingredients such as caramel butter toffee, pink peppercorn, Serrano sea salt, toasted hazelnuts and dried blackberries. Guests are educated on complementary combinations before filling trays with melted chocolate that is then chilled and later wrapped by participants. The $25 price to attend this workshop also includes a complimentary house wine, craft beer or cafe drink.

April 7, La Jolla Concours D'Elegance Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Contemporary Classic Cocktail Party - The La Jolla Concours weekend begins with the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Contemporary Classic Cocktail Party, taking place at The Lot theater in La Jolla. This intimate soiree will include a spectacular display of extraordinary Rolls-Royce automobiles and incredible entertainment. Enjoy a fabulous hosted evening filled with lively libations, elevated bites, and Balvenie scotch tasting. This exclusive automotive event is the perfect way to start the world class weekend. Tickets are $175, but promo code SDVILLE saves $30 per ticket.

April 7, 18th Annual Tea and Tonic - Tea and Tonic is a “high tea” fundraising event featuring celebrity speaker Terry Crews to benefit the Center for Community Solutions, whose mission is to end relationship violence by being a catalyst for caring communities & social justice. Tickets start at $150.

April 7, Brews, Bites & Some Baseball at The Pool House at Pendry Hotel - Whether you're heading to the San Diego Padres Petco Park Opening Day or not, don't miss the chance to enjoy the ultimate pregame at The Pool House from 12-3pm at the gorgeous new Pendry San Diego. The $55 ticket to Brews, Bites & Some Baseball includes 2 drink tickets and an array of bites.

April 7-8, East Village Opening Weekend Block Party - The East Village is stepping up to the plate again for the 7th Annual East Village Opening Weekend Block Party on Friday, April 7, from 10am to 6:30pm & Saturday, April 8, from 11am to 7:30pm. This free-to-attend, family-friendly event will take over J Street between 6th & 10th Avenues to commemorate the start of the San Diego Padres 2017 season with live music, local vendors, food trucks, games, a beer garden and more! To celebrate, we are raffling off the ultimate opening day experience - 2 tickets to the April 7 game against the San Francisco Giants and drink tickets for the block party!

April 8, VinDiego Wine & Food Festival - America’s Finest City will once again become the epicenter of the wine world as the fifth annual VinDiego Wine & Food Festival takes over NTC Liberty Station in Point Loma on Saturday, April 8. Wine and food enthusiasts can savor more than 300 unique tastes of award-winning wine and delectable food from more than 20 of San Diego’s finest restaurants while enjoying live music and an upbeat atmosphere at this all-inclusive event. Tickets are $115, but as always, our readers never pay full price for tickets, as promo code SDVILLE saves $36 on any ticket type - the top savings in town. We are also raffling off 2 VIP passes and will draw three winners!

April 8, La Jolla Concours D'Elegance Bentley VIP Reception - Day #2 of the La Jolla Concour d'Elegance weekend is highlighted by the Bentley VIP Reception presented by Fraser Yachts California, which takes over Ellen Scripps Park above the La Jolla Cove for a Saturday night soiree featuring breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. Attendees will delight in delicious tastes from 15 of San Diego’s finest restaurants, sample creative cocktails from Hendricks’s Gin, and enjoy a hosted bar while dancing unabashed under the moon lit sky surrounded by some of the nicest cars in the world. Tickets to this event are $250, and promo code SDVILLE saves $30 per ticket.

April 8, Bikes & Beers San Diego - Now in its 4th year, Bikes & Beers returns to San Diego on Saturday, April 8, offering participants a fun and scenic 15/30km ride around San Diego that finishes with a beer festival at The Point in Mission Bay. Registration is currently $45 per person and includes access to either bike route, an event pint glass, snacks and water along the ride, two pints of great San Diego craft beer, a free raffle ticket for great prizes including 2 new bicycles, and access to the post-event festival with music, vendors and speakers. We are raffling off complimentary registration for two, as well as offering our readers a promo code SDVILLE for $5 savings on each registration.

April 8, San Diego Beer & Music Festival - The San Diego Beer & Music Festival will take over the picturesque Port Pavilion at Broadway Pier in downtown San Diego from 7-10pm (6pm for VIP), for an evening of craft beer and live music to raise funds for local charity Coastal Conservation Association. Presented by #RockStarBeer Productions, the festival will showcase over 100 craft beers from more than 50 local and regional breweries as well as a food truck court and live performances by local bands and DJ's. Tickets start at $35, and we are raffling off a pair of VIP passes to attend ($100 value) as well as offering promo code SDVILLE for $5 off any ticket.

April 8, Taste of Julian - For the 9th year historic downtown Julian is inviting people to sample some of its top restaurants, wineries and breweries during a self-guided tasting tour. Tickets are only $25 and includes tastes from at least 20 businesses.

April 8, Stein 2.0 at Cosmopolitan Hotel & Restaurant - Are you looking to meet new people, and have a great time (and perhaps a cocktail or two?) all while hearing live music? Stein2.0 is a new kind of interactive concert experience, with a mission to create an artistic salon for todays audience, using the language and mediums of our time. Tickets start at $20 and who the hell knows what to expect?!

April 8, Cultivating Conversation: A Dine and Learn Series at Olivewood Gardens & Learning Center - Visit Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center in National City for an intimate outdoor dinner, guided tour, and thought-provoking discussion in the beautiful garden setting. Hosted by Sam "The Cooking Guy" Zien with food provided by Tender Greens, tickets to this event are $75 with all proceeds going to support garden-based nutrition education programs around San Diego.

April 8, Cocktail City Party at Float Rooftop - Cocktail City San Diego brings another of it's famous nightclub and open mixology bars to Float Rooftop at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego. The club opens for cocktail city guest at 10pm with a 90 minute open mixology bar featuring complimentary hand crafted Grey Goose cocktails. Free admission includes complimentary admission to the after party.

April 8, Sweet Petite Confections Spring Chocolate Making Class - Artisan chocolate shop Sweet Petite Confections in Clairemont will celebrate spring and Easter with a chocolate-making class geared toward light and bright flavors reminiscent of the season. Participants will make bonbons and chocolate barks using ingredients like house-made Meyer lemon ganache with a fresh spearmint infusion, black currant caramel, strawberries, blueberries and more. Classes are $40 per adult or parent-child team, and guests leave with approximately 1.5 pounds of their own colorful creations. To reserve a space, call the shop at 858.688.0210.

April 8, Coastal Country Jam - Waterfront Park in downtown San Diego will be pure country! Coastal Country Jam will feature live performances from country music star Justin Moore and others, and will also offer cold beer, BBQ, a mechanical bull, local vendors and the best looking country crowd around! Yeeee HAW! Tickets start at $55.

April 8-9, Coronado Flower Show - Coronado's springtime rite of passage returns for a weekend devoted to all things flowers. Learn about horticulture, flower design and landscapes and enjoy beautiful bouquets at the largest tented flower show in the U.S., taking place at Spreckels Park.

April 9, La Jolla Concours D'Elegance - Rounding out the weekend is the grand event - the La Jolla Concours D'Elegance. This is a once in a lifetime chance to view over 150 spectacular one-of-a-kind vehicles that will be displayed on the La Jolla Cove lawn along the picturesque coast. Enjoy live 30’s era swing music from Dave Patrone, see the world through rose colored glasses and enjoy the sweetness of the Concours in the new Champagne & Honey Tasting Garden. General Admission tickets are $65 and $70 on the day of the event. VIP tickets are $175 and $200 on the day of the event and include complimentary lunch from 15 incredible San Diego restaurants as well as hosted wine, craft beer, and cocktails from 11am to 2pm, as well as a signed poster from the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance official artist Scott Jacobs. We are raffling off 2 VIP tickets to the Sunday La Jolla Concours D'Elegance (a $350 value), as well as offering promo code SDVILLE for $15 savings on GA tickets and $30 off VIP passes!

April 9, Orfila Vineyards & Winery Bridal Show - North County's Orfila Vineyard’s is hosting its annual Bridal Show, where guests can meet some of the best wedding vendors of San Diego and get inspired for their own wedding planning. This show is free to attend, taking place at Orfila in Escondido from noon to 4pm.

April 9, KEX Fest - Kettner Exchange is closing off its entire parking lot, patio on top of the donut shop and venue for this culinary exploration of high end seafood, spirits, wine, beer & good company. Kettner Exchange's team is hosting its 1st Annual Seafood & Spirit Festival featuring over 15 different wine, beer and spirit tastings throughout the event, as well as food samples. Tickets start at $45.

April 9, Puesto's 5th Birthday Party - In celebration of its 5th anniversary, popular taco shop Puesto at The Headquarters is hosting a free-to-attend birthday fiesta, featuring bouncy houses, balloon artists, free tacos, fresh made churros by Chef Jessica Scott and more.

April 10, George's Craft at the Cove Ft. Michele Willard - Craft at the Cove is George's at the Cove's monthly craft cocktail series where it  pairs expert mixologists with featured spirits to create an evening of inventive cocktails and incredible ocean views. This incarnation will welcome Michele Willard of Basic Bar/Pizza and UBRN Coal Fired Pizza, who, alongside Stephen Kurpinsky, George's at the Cove's Spirits and Beer Director, will stir up a menu of one-night-only cocktails featuring Cutwater Spirits. Each unique cocktail will be specially priced at $8. Craft at the Cove is a free public event with food and beverages available for purchase.

April 11, Cueva Bar Winemakers Dinner - University Heights' Cueva Bar will welcome  Sietefincas Wines & Vineyards of Argentina for a fun and delicious dinner featuring 4 courses of tacos paired with wines from the guest vineyard. Tickets are only $45.

April 11, Surfrider San Diego Happy Hour at Beerfish - In celebration of North Park seafood eatery Beerfish having recently joined Surfrider San Diego’s Ocean Friendly Restaurant program, Beerfish will host a special Surfrider-themed happy hour on its patio from 5 to 7pm, featuring $2 off select craft beers and wines and $1 oysters (regular menu also available). All ages are welcome to attend, and Surfrider volunteers will be on site to mingle, share about the local non-profit’s environmental programs and raffle off ocean-inspired gear while raising funds to help save our oceans. Reservations are not required.

April 12, Wagyu & Wine Dinner at Hotel Del Coronado - Chef Steve Brown is heading to the historic Hotel Del Coronado for an 8 course oceanfront dinner paired with reserve wines from Cakebread Cellars. This meal will feature incredible offerings highlighting the sought-after Japanese Wagyu beef and produce from San Diego’s Wild Willow Farm. The dinner will also be part of a documentary entitled ‘A Beautiful Contradiction,’ sponsored by “Chefs Roll,” capturing our chefs from farm to fork, illustrating the culinary industry’s passion for utilizing the most sustainable ingredients while procuring the world’s best possible products. Tickets are $200. 

April 13, Future of Tuna Harbor: Focus on Win-Win-Win - The future of San Diego Bay’s remaining working fishing harbors are currently being determined by the Port of San Diego’s Central Embarcadero “Seaport” development project. At this event, San Diego Food Systems Alliance is convening the region's most important stakeholders to explore a better way forward. Will commercial fishermen and aquaculturists have a place in this reimagined waterfront? Together, we can chart a path forward that models a "Win - Win - Win" waterfront redevelopment. Tickets are $30 and include food samples.

April 15, Mission Valley Craft Beer & Food Festival - Over the course of its six previous incarnations, the Mission Valley Craft Beer & Food Festival has come to be known as San Diego's tried-and-true, locals-friendly, best-value-in-town craft beer festival. MVCBF has always been reasonably priced and includes unlimited food and craft beer (plus spirits!) as well as great live music. The event will return to take over the gigantic practice field at Qualcomm Stadium for a day devoted to America's finest craft brews paired with some of our city's best restaurants and chefs. Tickets start at $55, but SanDiegoVille readers save on any ticket type with promo code SDVILLE and we are also raffling off 2 VIP passes to attend.

April 15, Taste of Hillcrest - Over 35 Hillcrest restaurants are participating in this annual, self-guiding tasting tour, giving foodies a chance to sample some of the best dishes in Hillcrest. From quaint cafes and French and Italian style bistros to five-star dining delights, sample bites such as pad Thai, sashimi, Italian antipasto, to classic American comfort food. Tickets are on sale for $30.

April 15, Feeding San Diego Pairings With A Purpose - Taste and sip exclusive pairings from San Diego and Baja’s finest chefs, breweries and wineries at Bobby Riggs Tennis Club & Museum in beautiful Encinitas. All proceeds go to help to support critical programs that provide meals to children and families during the summer months, when thousands of children lose access to school breakfast and lunch programs. Tickets start at $75.

April 15, Wanderlust 108 - Experience a day devoted to spirituality and self improvement with this mindful triathalon that features a 5k run, followed by 75 minutes of yoga and culminating in a 30-minute guided meditation.

April 15-16, Red Bull Air Race - The Red Bull Air Race World Championship makes a welcome return to San Diego after an eight year hiatus. Set at the Embarcadero Marina Park on the coast ofSan Diego Bay, downtown, don't miss this exciting aerial race, the first of only two U.S. stops, with eight total stops in the series. Tickets start at $25.

April 17, Sally's Fish House Wood Fire & Wine Dinner - Discover the unique method of traditional wood fire grilling during a wine paired four-course dinner at Sally’s Fish House & Bar. Join Hall Winery’s Alison Frichtl as she expertly pairs award-winning wines with a selection of wood fire grilled dishes for an unforgettable evening. Afterwards, each guest will receive a copy of the New York Times Bestseller, A Perfect Score, by Napa Valley-based Hall Winery owners Craig and Kathryn Hall. Price per seat is $70++ ($89 inclusive of tax and gratuity).

April 19, CatalinaOP + Tommy Gomes Seafood Dinner at Solare Ristorante - Do you love seafood? If yes, this could be the most special dinner you’ll have! This is because Solare in Libery Station is bring in the amazing Tommy Gomes of Catalina Offshore Products for an “Evening of Seafood”. Dinner is $75/person for the dinner with Tommy Gomes and Solare, and a special 5-course meal  designed by Chef Accursio.

April 19, Taste of Point Loma - Sip and savor your way through Point Loma and Shelter Island during the annual Taste of Point Loma. For one ticket price, attendees will be able to taste the best that Point Loma has to offer, as participating restaurants will offer samples of their finest and most popular menu items. Tickets start at $15.

April 20, Eclipse Chocolate Build-A-Bar Workshop - Eclipse Chocolate's Build-a-Bar Workshop takes place in the private Umbral Room and invites participants to create two large chocolate bars using a selection of more than 30 ingredients such as caramel butter toffee, pink peppercorn, Serrano sea salt, toasted hazelnuts and dried blackberries. Guests are educated on complementary combinations before filling trays with melted chocolate that is then chilled and later wrapped by participants. The $25 price to attend this workshop also includes a complimentary house wine, craft beer or cafe drink.

April 20, The Closed Door Supper Club 420 Cannabis-Infused Dinner - With California residents passing the recreational marijuana bill last November came the legalization of recreational cannabis use. To celebrate the first year of legal weed in California this 4/20, The Closed Door Supper Club will host its second installment of its five course pop-up supper, with dishes infused with marijuana flower, oils, butters, tinctures and more to create a perfectly dosed experience for medical marijuana card holders. This event will be held at a secret location and tickets are $150.

April 20, White Labs Fermented Pairings Series Vol. 16: Donuts and Beer Part Deux - The yeast manufacturer to the breweries is thrilled to be reuniting with North Park-based artisan bakers Nomad Donuts for the 16th installment of its Fermented Pairings Series. White Labs Education and Engagement Curator Erik Fowler and Nomad Donuts Executive Pastry Chef Kristianna Zabala will be delivering unique and educational pairings using donuts and beer. Join them for a 90-minute classroom setting that discusses the production of donuts along with the creative process and techniques for infusing one-of-a-kind flavors into these doughy works of art. Learn proper tasting and pairing techniques as they pair four delicious creations with five White Labs beers. Tickets are $25.

April 20, CatalinaOP + Tommy Gomes Seafood Dinner at Solare Ristorante - Do you love seafood? If yes, this could be the most special dinner you’ll have! This is because Solare in Libery Station is bring in the amazing Tommy Gomes of Catalina Offshore Products for an “Evening of Seafood”. Dinner is $75/person for the dinner with Tommy Gomes and Solare, and a special 5-course meal  designed by Chef Accursio.

April 21, Berry Good Food Foundation Food Justice Symposium - Join San Diego's Berry Good Food Foundation for the latest installment of the non-profit's educational Future Thought Leaders panel series. Taking place at the Star Theatre in Oceanside, Food Justice - Economics, Ethics & Access is a free-to-attend event that will begin with light food and drinks from San Diego chefs followed by a rivetting discussion featuring professors, scientists, fishermen, chefs, and nutritionists who will discuss the impact our food choices have on the well-being of the food producers.

April 21, San Diego Magazine's Best of North County Party - The Best of North County Party is moving to the Paddock at the Del Mar Fairgrounds to make way for an even bigger celebration of the top restaurants, breweries and businesses in NoCo. SD Mag will bring together winners from its annual Best of North County issue for an incredible evening of food, drinks and live entertainment. The $70 ticket include unlimited samples plus meet and greets with local chefs and retailers, giveaways, and more.

April 22, Marina Kitchen Uncorked Series with Bonny Doon Wines - Marina Kitchen's monthly Uncorked series will feature Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon Wines sharing his wines and stories, with light appetizers from Chef Aron Schwartz. Tickets are $25.

April 22, CityBeat Festival of Beers - The always-jam-packed Citybeat Festival of Beers returns to the streets of North Park for the 10th incarnation. Enjoy beer sampling from craft brewers, food for purchase, and craft vendors, plus a live music stage featuring some of San Diego's top musians. The event takes place right on El Cajon Boulevard in front of the historic Lafayette Hotel. Tickets start at $37.50.

April 23, San Diego EarthFair - The world's largest free annual environmental fair and Earth Day celebration returns to Balboa Park, filled with exhibitors, Earth art, food and more at this free-to-attend event.

April 23, 21st Annual Meet The Chefs at Hilton Del Mar - Love good food and wine? You won't want to miss Meet the Chefs. This culinary experience treats over 350 guests to sample signature dishes from over a dozen premier restaurants and chefs in San Diego, complemented by an extensive selection of wines and champagne. The Hilton's poolside area will lend a beautiful atmosphere to enjoy an afternoon of fantastic food, wine, auction items, opportunity drawings, and live music by Legal Tender. All proceeds raised will directly benefit Casa de Amparo. Tickets start at $150.

April 24, Green Flash Supper Club with Carnitas Snack Shack - Join Green Flash in welcoming chef Hanis Cavin and Carnitas Snack Shack for the first of its 2017 Supper Club series. The Green Flash Supper Club dinner and beer pairings will take place in the Miramar tasting room, featuring a five course meal thoughtfully paired with a lineup of beers from Green Flash and Cellar 3. Tickets are $60.

April 25, North Park Beer Company's Beer Dinner No. 1 - Head to one of our favorite tasting rooms in town for their very first beer dinner! The brewery will be breaking out some NPBC rarities and will guide diners through an evening of deliciousness on the mezzanine terrance. Expect a guided tour of all the amazing flavors that best represent the spring season as five courses (including a dessert!) are prepared by Mastiff Kitchen and paired with specialty beers from NPBC. Tickets are $55.

April 25, Dinner in the garden at Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen Vista - Celebrate what spring and its bounty has to offer with The Flying Pub in Vista. Chef Mario will be roasting a Cooks Pigs Ranch hog and using local produce from Josey Belles Farm, Edge of Urban Farm and a few other local farms. This is a dinner in collaboration with The Berry Good Foundation which is a celebration of local farms, farmers, chefs and restaurants who believe in and use local sustainable ingredients. Tickets are $100 ++ and include a 5 course dinner with wine pairings. There will also be vegeatrian and vegan options available.

April 26, Yelp's Message In A Bottle Benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters - Yelp San Diego will take over downtown's Werewolf and  planting two Elite Yelpers, (Frank D and Zildheam D), behind the bar to serve drinks with 100% of the tips that they earn going directly to Big Brothers Big Sisters Of San Diego County. There will be $5 drink specials, with 100% of the sales going to BBBS. Werewolf is also pulling out all the stops and offering up their appetizer menu at half price from 6-9pm. There will be raffles for amazing prizes like a Speed Boat Adventure, Spa Day, VIP tickets to Rock Star Beer Festival, and more! This event is free to attend and no RSVP is required - just show up.

April 26, The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch Progressive Dinner - Eat, drink, and enjoy a progressive dinner party at three different restaurants within The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch. Start with appetizers and a cocktail at Westroot Tavern, followed by dinner and a wine pairing at Dolce, and completed by a cup of coffee and dessert at Crudo. Tickets are $50.

April 26, Ponsaty’s + Jaffur Wines Pairing Dinner - Enjoy a delectable dinner and pours on at Ponsaty’s in Rancho Santa Fe, featuring Dan Green, owner and winemaker of Jaffur Wines, and a special menu designed by French Master Chef Patrick Ponsaty. The dinner is $65 per person and includes a four course dinner with wine pairings.

April 27, Hartford Court Artisan Table Signature Wine Series at The Lodge at Torrey Pines - Executive Chef Jeff Jackson and Chef de Cuisine Kelli Crosson present their Signature Artisan Table Dinners, a unique farm-to-table dining experience at The Lodge at Torrey Pine's signature restaurant A.R. Valentien. This event features Hartford Court, with special host winemaker Jeff Stewart. The $178 ticket includes a family style dinner and wine pairings, 8% sales tax and 20% service charge.

April 27, Spring Rendezvous Pop Up Cocktail Party at THE US GRANT Speakeasy - Rendezvous within a secret venue at THE US GRANT Hotel for the property's fourth themed pop-up party, hosted by Chef de Bar Cory Alberto. The Spring Rendezvous takes inspiration from the hotel's Prohibition era Speakeasy, adding a floral, local and seasonal twist. Don't miss this all-inclusive night of craft cocktails, vegan bites from the Grant Grill culinary team, local Farmers' Market specialty products, entertainment and good times amongst friends. Tickets are $60.

April 27-30, Kingdom-Con - Located at the Crowne Plaza San Diego in Mission Valley, Kingdom-Con is a tabletop gaming convention full of board games, mini-games, role-playing games, gaming vendors, hobby classes and more. Now in its 7th year, Kingdom-Con is attended by over 1000 gamers who enjoy a fun community convention with 4-days of gaming. Registration starts at $50.

April 28, Art Alive - Spring in San Diego means #ArtAlive at The San Diego Museum of Art. A loved and eagerly anticipated tradition, Art Alive celebrates it's 36th year and the stunning works of art on display in the Museum with more than 100 floral interpretations created by top local and national designers. Tickets start at $25 for nonmembers.

April 29, Adams Avenue Unplugged - Adams Avenue Unplugged is a free musical walkabout along a two-mile stretch of Adams Avenue, from University Heights on the West through Normal Heights, and into parts of Kensington to the East. The event will feature live musical performances staged inside restaurants, bars, coffee houses and galleries lining the neighborhood. Adams Avenue Unplugged is free and open to the general public.

April 29, San Diego Food Bank Gala - Come celebrate the Food Bank’s 40th anniversary at this annual gala which supports the non-profit's vital hunger-relief programs. Taking place at San Diego Food Bank's 90,000 square foot warehouse, the gala will feature the culinary talents of 25 of the county’s best chefs, who will each be assigned to a table of 10 guests, acting as that table’s personal chef for the evening, preparing a multi-course meal with drink pairings. Proceeds from the gala will support critical hunger-relief programs including the Food 4 Kids Backpack Program, which provides weekend backpacks of food to elementary school children living in poverty. Tickets are $350.

April 29, San Diego Archaeological Center Annual BBQ - Every year, the Center hosts a barbecue event to honor interns, volunteers, Center members, and local and academic archaeologists and anthropologists. Located in picturesque San Pasqual Valley, this event allows all who are interested in the field of archaeology to mingle with other enthusiasts while enjoying fun activities. Enjoy games, music and brews, as well as delicious tacos and a salsa competition. Tickets start at $10.

April 29-30, Mission Federal ArtWalk - One of San Diego’s premier arts and cultural events, the Mission Federal ArtWalk returns to the streets of Little Italy to celebrate its 33rd year as the largest fine art festival in Southern California. The 17-block wide event features over 350 local, national and international artists coming together for a free two-day festival filled with art, live entertainment, food, drinks, and more. The festival will showcase every medium, including painting, sculpture, glass work, photography, and fine jewelry, and will also feature live musical performances on multiple stages, interactive art activities for kids and those kids at heart, street food and other special attractions.

April 30, Collaboration Kitchen with Chef Matt Gordon - San Diego's top seafood purveyor Catalina Offshore Products is opening its doors and welcoming Chef Matt Gordon, owner of Urban Solace in North Park and Solace & The Moonlight Lounge in Encinitas. Chef Gordon will join Sam "The Cooking Guy" Zien and Catalina's resident fishmonger Tommy Gomes for an evening filled with cooking, eating, socializing and educational seminars. In addition to 5 dishes, guests will also get beer from Bitter Brothers and tastings from Alesmith. Guests can also bring their own bottle of wine or beer. Tickets are $80 and 100% of proceeds from Collaboration Kitchen go to local San Diego charity Just Call Us Volunteers.

April 30, Benchmark Beer Dinner at Garden Kitchen - Rolando's farm-to-table Garden Kitchen is teaming up with Chef Miguel  Valdez from The Red Door and offering six courses paired with six beers from Benchmark Brewing Company. There are two seatings at 4pm & 6pm. The dinner is $100 all-inclusive and reservations are required by calling 619.431-5755.

April 30, San Diego Vinters Association Wine & Food Festival - The San Diego County Vintners Association will host its annual event at Bernardo Winery, featuring an afternoon filled with some of San Diego County's finest wines and unlimited food samplings, as well as a silent auction, live music and more. Tickets are available for $55 for unlimited wine tasting and a selection of gourmet foods. Designated driver tickets include food tasting and bottled water and are $20.

April 30, Tacos & Beer 5k Run - What could be better than a taco party after a short run? Held on Cinco de May weekend, Tacos & Beer 5k returns with a leisurely run or walk followed by a party in a Baja-style beer garden, featuring live mariachi music, DJs, games, a mechanical bull, a pinata breaking party and more. Registration is $55.

April 30, San Diego Chocolate Festival - The 6th Annual Chocolate Festival at Maritime Museum of San Diego aims to be bigger and better than before. This year, enjoy a chocolatey day as vendors sample chocolate edibles, with fun & crafts for kids including making their own chocolate pizza and face painting. Tickets are $20 for adults and $13 for kids ages 3-12.

April 30, Family Dinner º4 Baja Collaboration at Bitter Brothers Brewing - For its 4th Family Dinner, Bitter Brothers has invited some friends from Baja for an afternoon of awesome dishes paired with a collaboration beer release between Bitter Brothers and Ensenada's WendLandt Ceveceria.Tickets will be $70 and include pairings with food from chefs Drew M Deckman, Martin San Roman, Adria Marina Montano, Oso Campo, Ruffo Ibarra and Karla Navarro. Proceeds help benefit Feeding America San Diego.