What’s Good In San Diego This Weekend? April 22 – 23


Red Velvet

8 p.m. at The Old Globe

“Red Velvet” takes you back to the tempestuous backstage world of London’s Theatre Royal in the early 1800s at The Old Globe this weekend. The play runs until April 30th with various performance times, so be sure to check the calendar if you can’t make it this weekend for the 8 p.m. performances. The multi-award-winning play by Lolita Chakrabarti relates the true story of a young American actor who steps into the role of Othello after one London’s most treasured actors of the era can’t go on. The only problem? No Black man has ever played the part of Othello before. Tickets begin at $34.

Earth Day Fair

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Balboa Park

San Diegans galore will be flooding to Balboa Park this Sunday for the 28th annual EarthFair event. The one-day festival is billed as the absolute largest free annual environmental fair in the entire world. Anywhere from 60,000 to 70,000 people come out annually to enjoy more than 300 exhibitors, special theme areas, a food pavilion, a children’s activity area and live entertainment. Kids will have a blast with various crafts, fun games that educate, face painting, plus storytelling and hands-on activities for kids of all ages. The event is free. Consider helping the environment by car-pooling, taking the transit, trolley, or even bicycling to the event. Parking goes fast!

42nd Annual San Diego Wedding Party Expo

12 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Resort

If you’re thinking about or actually already planning a wedding, you won’t want to miss the 42nd annual San Diego Wedding Party Expo! The expo features in excess of 25,000 square feet of space at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Resort. This spectacular, eye-feasting event will be covered from top to bottom and side-to-side in wedding ideas, styles and planning resources. From venues to caterers, from florists to DJs, and from photographers to gown designers, there is something to enjoy for everyone! Tickets start at mere $11.

San Diego Gem Fair

12 p.m. to 6 p.m. (runs through Sunday the 23rd) at the Scottish Rite Event Center

Your heart is sure to sing, when your eyes see all the bling, bling! The Gem Faire returns again this weekend to the awesome Scottish Rite Event Center. The event runs Friday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. In excess of 70 exhibitors will be on hand for the sparkling event.  Participants can check out a mass display of eye-catching jewelry and stones. Admission is just $7 for a pass that’s valid all weekend long. Children aged 11 and below get in for free.

San Diego Sights and Sips

5:30 p.m. at Hornblower Cruises and Events

Delightful California sunshine, smooth sailing and mouth-watering cocktails come together on this Hornblower cocktail cruise. Patrons can hop on board for a two-hour cruise with champagne, light Hors d’oeuvres and more, as they make merriment and relish in a beautiful view of the San Diego Bay during sunset. The boat leaves promptly at 6 p.m. Tickets start at a very reasonable $37.50 per person.

Visit The La Jolla Cove

Beautiful La Jolla has so much to offer both residents and visitors. One of the big draws to La Jolla is The La Jolla Cove, located at 1100 Coast Boulevard. It is a part of the San Diego La Jolla Underwater Park Ecological Reserve. Located just past the upscale shopping and delicious restaurants in downtown La Jolla, The Cove offers views of the ocean, gentle waves and sandy beaches.

The La Jolla Cove is commonly referred to as the perfect snorkeling spot in all of San Diego. It is known for its calmer, clear waters which is ideal for both beginners and children. There is abundant marine life to explore not far away from the seashore.

The Cove’s clean, sandy beaches offer sun bathers an ideal spot to work on their tans or enjoy a picnic in the sun. The Cove gets very busy so come early and reserve your spot on the sand.

The La Jolla’s Children’s Pool is also a huge draw to The Cove. It is a small cove protected by a concrete breakwater that visitors can walk across and get a closer look at the water and The Children’s Pool’s favorite guests- seals and sea lions. The seals and sea lions inhabit the small cove year around and you can watch them sunbathe and play at close range. At low tide, you can see tide pools to the west of the sea wall.

La Jolla’s famous and historic Sunny Jim Cave is located at 1325 Coast Boulevard. It is open 7 days a week from 10 am to 5 pm and can be accessed through the Cave Store. Here visitors from all over the world can climb down into the caves and explore them from the inside. The Cave Store sells and rents snorkel equipment as well as other gifts and novelty items.

If you’re staying at a La Jolla hotel and are looking for more outdoor activities and places to visit, head over to our La Jolla’s Visitors Guide.