Weekend Roundup

Find the best San Diego things to do this weekend

Kelly-Clarkson-valley-viewMUSIC
Kelly Clarkson
Apr. 10. The original American Idol is on tour supporting her fifth studio album, Stronger, which debuted at number 2 on the Billboard Top 200. Clarkson is known to cover smash hits from fellow music superstars, so expect some new renditions to be mixed in with her radio singles. Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., San Diego. 619.224.4171. valleyviewcasinocenter.com 

padres-opening-dayPADRES OPENING WEEKEND
Padres Baseball
Apr. 5-8. The long awaited opening day has finally arrived! The Padres kick off the season by taking on long time rivals, the L.A. Dodgers. Games are Thursday at 4:05 p.m., Friday at 7:05 p.m., Saturday at 5:35 p.m. and Sunday at 1:05 p.m. Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd., downtown. 619.795.5000. padres.com 

sprinkles-padres-cupcakeSprinkles Cupcakes
Apr. 5. On opening day, fans wearing a Padres hat, jersey or any other themed apparel to Sprinkles Cupcakes will receive a complimentary cupcake with the purchase of another. Sprinkles is baking a specialty Padres inspired cupcake to support the San Diego team. La Jolla location only. Sprinkles Cupcakes, 8855 Villa La Jolla Drive, La Jolla. 858.457.3800. sprinkles.com

friarhood-padres-opening-daFriarhood Opening Day Pre-Game Party
Apr. 5. Join the Friarhood and get a head start on the opening day festivities. Before the game, meet at the Fox Sports Grill for a chance to win tickets and gear, and mingle with other baseball fanatics. Fox Sports Grill, 1 Park Blvd., San Diego. friarhood.com

 

luckys-lunch-counterLucky’s Lunch Counter
Apr. 7. Want to meet a Padre? The Padres second baseman, Orlando Hudson, will be at Lucky’s Lunch Counter to kick off his partnership with the new East Village restaurant. Beginning opening weekend and lasting for one month, Lucky’s will donate $1 from the sale of each “O-Dog” hot dog to Hudson’s C.A.T.C.H. foundation for autism awareness. Hudson will be in the restaurant from noon to 1 p.m. 338 Seventh Ave., San Diego. luckyslunchcounter.com

westgate-easter-brunchEASTER
Easter Bunny Teas
Apr. 6-8. Enjoy a visit from the Easter Bunny and his magician, an egg hunt and other activities for children at Easter Bunny Teas Friday and Saturday from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, enjoy fresh seafood, made to order omelets, carving stations and decadent desserts plus a visit from the Easter Bunny and his face painter at the Westgate’s Easter Champagne Brunch. Westgate Hotel, 1055 2nd Ave., San Diego. 619.238.1818. westgatehotel.com

burlap-brunchBurlap Brunch and Dinner
Apr. 8. Gather friends and family to for Burlap’s new Sunday brunch, complete with a create-your-own Bloody Mary bar. Festive egg hunts will take place every hour on the hour for the kids, while adults can toast to the holiday with “The Rabbit” cocktail. In addition to the full brunch and dinner menus, Burlap will offer whole roasted pigs that feed parties of 12-15. Pigs must be ordered 48 hours in advance and are paired with a side of cole slaw and roasted vegetables, family-style. Burlap, 12995 El Camino Real, Suite 21, Del Mar. 858.369.5700. burlapeats.com 

us-grantThe US Grant Brunch Buffet
Apr. 8. One of San Diego’s most iconic and elegant luxury hotels will be serving a traditional champagne brunch buffet this Easter. Whether it’s a made-to-order omelet, house-made pastries or fresh seafood, this brunch buffet will be sure to delight any culinary desire. Top off the morning with live music and photos with the Easter Bunny. Seatings at 11a.m., 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. The US Grant, 326 Broadway, San Diego. 619.744.2039. usgrant.net/calendar-of-events

georges-on-the-coveGeorge’s at the Cove Brunch
Apr. 8. La Jolla’s ultimate dining destination is offering a traditional Easter Brunch with California flavor. Famed Chef Trey Foshee has prepared a modern take on traditional Easter favorites such as brioche French toast, eggs benedict, Niman Ranch pork loin and prime shortrib hash. Enjoy the holiday with some of the best views of the Pacific that San Diego has to offer. George’s at the Cove, 858.454.4244. georgesatthecove.com

la-valenciaLa Valencia Brunch and Easter Egg Hunt
Apr. 8. With delicious food, fun activities and crafts for kids, this iconic hotel offers an experience the whole family can enjoy. Nosh on the Easter brunch buffet and sip bottomless mimosas then head to the garden where children can meet the Easter Bunny and hunt for eggs. La Valencia, 1132 Prospect Street, La Jolla. 858.551.3761. lavalencia.com 

easter-hotel-delHotel Del Coronado Egg Hunt and Craft ‘Egg’stravaganza
Apr. 8. Easter morning kicks off with a good old-fashioned egg hunt. There will be three different hunts on the oceanfront Windsor Lawn at 10 a.m. and another round at noon. The craft ‘egg’stravaganza will be a fun zone with arts and crafts for all ages. The Easter bunny will also be roaming the property for photo ops. Egg hunts open to hotel guests and diners. Craft ‘egg’stravaganza is open to the public. Hotel Del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado. 800.468.3533. Hoteldel.com 

This-North-coast-repTHEATRE
This
Apr. 7-29. A tart, melancholy comedy about a group of close friends entering the choppy waters of middle age, This is the stuff of real life: relationships, sex, friendships, marriage and bereavement. Written with a scintillating verbal humor, honesty and compassion, This was called the “best new play to open off Broadway” by the New York Times. North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987-D Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, 858.481.1055. northcoastrep.org

tortilla-curtain-sd-repTortilla Curtain
Through Apr. 8. This humorous and heart breaking world premiere play received an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays award. Part satire and part parable, Tortilla Curtain follows the interaction between Delaney Mossbacher, a nature writer and staunch environmentalist, and Cándido Rincón and his sister-in-law América, undocumented immigrants from Mexico who live in a ravine at the bottom of a canyon. One summer day, Delaney, driving up the narrow, twisting canyon road, hits Cándido with his car. The lives of the two men and their families will never be the same. Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, downtown, 619.231.3586. sdrep.org

 

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