La Jolla Weekend Events | April 18-20

Spring has sprung in La Jolla! From egg hunts, dance performances to a film festival, we have a list of the best San Diego and La Jolla weekend events. Here is everything you need to know this weekend:

copy-SS_Gala34th Annual Spring Showcase 

When: Friday, April 18 to Thursday, April 24
Where: UltraStar Mission Valley, 7510 Hazard Center Dr., San Diego, CA 92108
What: Pacific Arts Movement will host a week-long presentation of Asian films and live comedy. The 4th Annual Spring Showcase will present the South Korean film Miss Granny, award winning Japanese film Why Don’t You Play In Hell, sketch comedy group 18 Mighty Warriors and more. General ticket prices are $11.50-$20. Show times vary. For more info, visit festival.sdaff.org. 

Spring Eggstravaganza at Birch Aquarium

When: 11 a.m.-3p.m., Friday, April 18 to Sunday, April 20
Where: Birch Aquarium, 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla.
What: Explore animal eggs, discover changes in the sea by making your own plankton, create a shark egg craft and participate in an underwater egg hunt; no baskets needed. The Spring Eggstravaganza is included with admission into the aquarium. Visit aquarium.ucsd.edu for more info.

malashockMalashock Dance & Art Of Élan Present ‘Lifeblood Harmony’

When: 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 18 & Saturday, April 19
Where: Mandell Weiss Theatre, UC San Diego, 2910 La Jolla Village Dr, La Jolla.
What: Malashock Dance teamed up with Art of  Élan and created Lifeblood Harmony featuring choreography set to live music. The dances will be performed with three very different styles of music composed by David Bruce,  Judd Greenstein and Osvaldo Golijov. Ticket prices are $15-$45. For tickets, visit malashockdance.org/events/lifeblood-harmony.

Where to have Easter Brunch In La Jolla

Easter eggsSpring Egg Hunt

When: 10 a.m.-Noon on Saturday, April 19
Where: La Jolla Recreation Center, 615 Prospect St., La Jolla.
What: Join the Rec Center for a FREE Egg Hunt and face painting, arts and crafts, egg decorating, meet Peter Rabbit and more. Ages 2-12 years.

La Jolla Open Aire Market

When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Sunday, April 20.
Where:  La Jolla Elementary School, 7300 Girard Ave., La Jolla.
What: Enjoy live music, creative artisans, diverse food, fresh produce and more. Nearly 130 vendors participate every Sunday.

How are you spending Easter weekend? Share with us your plans in the comments below! Share, post and engage with the La Jolla community by using hashtag #LaJollaBB

[photos courtesy of SDAFF & Malashock Dance]

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Vanessa Turkeltaub
Vanessa Turkeltaub graduated from UC San Diego with a BA in Communication. She has been with Blue Book Publishers for over 5 years, and has written over five-hundred La Jolla related articles. She enjoys going to concerts, art, and traveling. (vanessa@lajollabluebook.com)

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