La Jolla Weekend Events | April 4-6 2014

Spring is in the air, and we’re loving it! We’ve got everything you need to have a fun-filled and exciting weekend, from crew racing to butterfly festivals and scavenger hunts. Check out the best of what’s happening this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in La Jolla and San Diego right here. Happy weekend everyone!

1. The San Diego Crew Classic

La Jolla Weekend Events: Crew Classic

When: Saturday, April 5 – Sunday, April 6

Where: Crown Point Drive, (east of Ingraham Street) Mission Bay

What: The first major regatta of the year! Watch the races, hang out in one of the Beer Gardens, and spend time in the kid-friendly Family Festival area. Tickets are $12 if you purchase them in advance from crewclassic.org and $15 at the door.

2. Embark On a Puzzling Adventure

La Jolla weekend events: UCSD scavenger huntWhen: Friday, April 4 – Sunday, April 6

Where: UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla 92093

What: Scavenger Hunt + Guided Tour + Amazing Race = A Puzzling Adventure! The adventure will take place in & around the Stuart Collection at UCSD. You’ll be guided to a series of locations where you then answer questions or solve puzzles to receive your next instructions! All you need is a smartphone with internet access and some excitement! Participate in a team, as a couple, or individually. Tickets cost between $39.99 – $49.99 per team. Go to puzzlingadventures.com for more info and ticket purchase.

3. Butterfly Festival

La Jolla weekend events: Butterfly Festival

When: Saturday April 5, 9am-3pm

Where: The Water Conservation Garden, 12122 Cuyamaca College Dr. West, El Cajon

What: Celebrate the grand opening of the new Butterfly Pavilion by attending The Garden’s FIRST Butterfly Festival. Enjoy a day of family-friendly activities, including tours of the new enclosure, a Butterfly Discovery Lab, crafts, and more. Tickets are $5 for adults and just $1 for children ages 3-17. Visit thegarden.org for more info.

4. The Withering World: Poetry of Sandor Marai

La Jolla Weekend Events: poetry readingsWhen: Saturday April 5, 7pm

Where: D.G. Wills Books. 7461 Girard Ave, La Jolla 92037

What: John M. Ridland and Peter Czipott will read from their new book The Withering World, the first English translations of Sándor Márai’s poetry (1900-1989). Sándor Márai is remembered worldwide as the acclaimed author of Embers, Casanova in Bolzano, and The Rebels, but he first made his name as a poet and translator of poetry, producing a rich body of work in the genre. Entrance is free; just show up early to make sure you get a seat!

5. Uncasked: A Neighborhood Craft Beer Event 

When: Saturday April 5, 4pm – 7pmLa Jolla weekend events: Uncasked at UTC

Where: Westfield University Town Centre, 4425 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, 92122

What: Celebrate San Diego’s exploding craft beer scene at Westfield UTC’s inaugural “Uncasked” event. Enjoy offerings from 12 different local craft breweries including Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Acoustic Ales Brewing Experiment, and Helm’s Brewing Co., paired with culinary bites from some of Westfield UTC’s gourmet dining options. Award-winning local musicians will provide an acoustic backdrop to the afternoon’s festivities. Tickets are $20-$25.  Entry includes ten beer tastings, unlimited bites, a branded pilsner glass, and exclusive offers from Westfield UTC retailers.

 

What events will you be heading out to this weekend? Share, post, and engage with us and the community by using hashtag #LaJollaBB

 

 

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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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