Top events and things to do in San Diego this week, April 10–April 16

Sunday, April 13: La Jolla Concours D’elegance
  • Sunday, April 13: La Jolla Concours D’elegance
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Trophy Cupcakes Founder Jennifer Shea

  • Thursday, April 10, 2014, 6:30 p.m.
  • Williams-Sonoma, 7007 Friars Road, San Diego
  • All ages / Free

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Book-signing and cupcake-decorating demonstration with Trophy Cupcakes founder Jennifer Shea. She will be signing copies of her new book, Trophy Cupcakes and Parties: Deliciously Fun Party Ideas and Recipes from Seattle’s Prize-Winning Cupcake Bakery.


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Let There Be Light: The First Billion Years

  • Friday, April 11, 2014, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • SDSU: San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego
  • All ages / Free

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San Diego State University’s Department of Astronomy and the Mount Laguna Observatory Associates present the 2014 John D. Schopp Memorial Lecture by Dr. Bahram Mobasher, Professor of Astronomy, University of California, Riverside. Geology, Math, and Computer Science Building, room 333.


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Asian Arts in the Garden

  • Saturday, April 12, 2014, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas
  • All ages / Free

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With sculptors, painters, potters, and glass, gourd, and fiber artists. The Asian Art Show celebrates the Art of Asian horticulture with displays of ikebana and bonsai, along with lectures and demonstrations. Free with admission or membership. Also on Sunday.


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La Jolla Concours d’Elegance

  • Sunday, April 13, 2014, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Ellen Browning Scripps Park, 1100 Coast Boulevard, San Diego
  • All ages / $40 - $50

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The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance attracts automobile aficionados from around the globe. This weekend will mark the tenth anniversary, showcasing some of the most exquisite automobiles on display anywhere.


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Scripps Evening Lecture: Stories in the Ice

  • Monday, April 14, 2014, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Birch Aquarium at Scripps, 2300 Expedition Way, San Diego
  • All ages / Free - $8

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Drilling down thousands of meters into the ancient ice, scientists can extract a wealth of information about our climate history — including periods both much colder and considerably warmer than today. Join Jeff Severinghaus as he describes how he delves into Earth’s climate past to gain insight into our climate future.


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Language and Laughter with Lederer

  • Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Cygnet Theatre, 4040 Twiggs Street, San Diego
  • 18+ / $30

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Dr. Richard Lederer, language and history columnist and best-selling author of Anguished English, will take you through the glories and oddities of our marvelous English language. Dr. Lederer is the author of more than 40 books about language, history, and humor.


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Curd Is the Word

  • Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Venissimo at The Headquarters, 789 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego
  • 21+ / $50

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Cheesemonger RobbyG will stretch fresh curd and teach you all about making fresh cheeses, and then you get a chance. Learn tips and tricks to make fresh fromage and the many ways to use these classics. You’ll be sampling treats and taking some cheese home.

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