Earth Day and outdoor events dominate this week’s calendar

Spring has sprung

Giddy up to the Lakeside Rodeo this weekend
  • Giddy up to the Lakeside Rodeo this weekend

Thursday | 21

Judd Apatow

Judd Apatow

Past Event

Judd Apatow

  • Thursday, April 21, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
  • Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Avenue, San Diego
  • $45

Judd Apatow
He wrote and directed The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Funny People, and This Is 40, and Apatow’s producing credits include Superbad, Bridesmaids, and Anchorman. He’s also the executive producer of HBO’s Girls and the co-creator of Love on Netflix. His latest film is Trainwreck with Amy Schumer. After a 20-year hiatus, Apatow returns to the stand-up stage. Demetri Martin opens.


Friday | 22

Past Event

Earth Day: Padres vs Cardinals

  • Friday, April 22, 2016, 7:40 p.m.
  • Petco Park, 100 Park Boulevard, San Diego
  • $10 - $60

Earth Day with the Padres
Celebrate Earth Day at Petco Park and give a donation to 1% for the Planet, a global network of businesses and nonprofits. Each theme-game package includes a ticket to the game against the Cardinals in a designated Earth Day section and a limited-edition Padres-themed Pura Vida bracelet from Costa Rica.


Past Event

Lakeside Rodeo

Lakeside Rodeo
See bareback riding, tie-down roping, saddle-bronc riding, steer wrestling, bull riding, team roping, and barrel racing. The Budweiser Clydesdale team will perform (no appearance at Saturday’s early show). You can see the popular Children’s Stick Horse Race (kids 3 to 6) at every show, though — 50 kids running with stick horses at once. Also on Saturday and Sunday.


In from the fading frontier of Coachella, indie-rock Atlanta band Deerhunter takes the stage at the Observatory Friday night!

In from the fading frontier of Coachella, indie-rock Atlanta band Deerhunter takes the stage at the Observatory Friday night!

Past Event

Deerhunter

Deerhunter
In from the Fading Frontier, Bradford Cox and his Atlanta band of indie-rockers and psych-poppers shake off the desert dust of Coachella and plug in at Observatory North Park Friday night. If last year’s Fading Frontier wasn’t your favorite Deerhunter disc, word has it that the band’s high-water mark, Halcyon Digest, plays a prominent role in their live show.


Saturday | 23

Spring Fling

Spring Fling

Past Event

Spring Fling Arts, Crafts, & Vintage Market

  • Saturday, April 23, 2016, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Bates Nut Farm, 15954 Woods Valley Road, Valley Center
  • Free

Spring Fling Arts, Crafts, & Vintage Market
Handmade arts and crafts on the farm with recycled, restored, vintage, antique, and handmade wares. The market is part of a weekend Spring Festival. On Saturday, eight of San Diego’s favorite food trucks will be serving up the grub. The lineup includes Two for the Road, Pierogi Truck, Organic Food Truck, Perky Beans, That’s What Cheese Said, Devilicious, Epic Eatz, and Chubby’s. Live music from Calico Ridge on the Bates Stage from noon to 3 p.m., along with pony rides, a petting zoo, and face painting. On Sunday, check out the Heartbeat Happening classic car show.


Past Event

Bonsai Club Exhibition

  • Saturday, April 23, 2016, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Casa del Prado, 1650 El Prado, San Diego
  • Free

Bonsai Club Exhibition
The 51st annual spring showcase of everything bonsai. Bonsai-technique demonstrations daily at 11 p.m. and 1 p.m. Plants of varying sizes and species and bonsai-related items for sale by San Diego Bonsai Club members. In room 101. Also on Sunday.


Past Event

Encinitas Street Fair

  • Saturday, April 23, 2016, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Downtown Encinitas, Coast Hwy 101 from D Street to J Street
  • Free

Encinitas Street Fair
Five bands will play the Beer Garden Stage, including the Karlos Paez Band (lead vocalist of the B*Side Players) and Ginger Roots & the Protectors (reggae). Five other acts perform on The Lumberyard Courtyard Stage, including the Bayou Brothers, while up-and-coming stars will entertain at the Hansen’s Community Stage. Thrill seekers can visit the Adventure Zone at H Street filled with options for summer camps, surf camps, scuba instruction, and kayak lessons. Canine companions will find pet-centric exhibitors in the Dog Zone at I Street plus free activities in the 2000-square-foot dog park. Also on Sunday.


Multicultural Fair

Multicultural Fair

Past Event

Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Fair & Parade

  • Saturday, April 23, 2016, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • 6900 Linda Vista Road (between Comstock and Ulric), Linda Vista
  • Free

Linda Vista Multicultural Fair & Parade
Linda Vista hosts their own street fair to “promote cultural awareness and understanding within the City of San Diego with cultural exhibits, varied ethnic food offerings, and artistic performances.” With three stages of multicultural entertainment (including acts from Tijuana), carnival rides, an interactive kids’ zone, and an Education Lane. The theme for 2016 is “A Community of Learning.” Fun fact: Linda Vista is one of the few places in the world where you can go from pre-school to PhD all within the same neighborhood.


Past Event

Shaka Fest

  • Saturday, April 23, 2016, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Crown Point, 3700 Crown Point Drive, San Diego
  • Free

Shaka Fest
Hawaiian culture, arts, and athletics come together for a day on Mission Bay with a youth-only canoe regatta, SUP race for adults, stages of Hawaiian and Tahitian entertainment, boutique vendors, and island-inspired food vendors. Sponsored by nonprofit charity and youth-only program Nā Koa Kai Canoe Club.


Sunday | 24

Wedding Expo

Wedding Expo

Past Event

Boho Luxe Wedding Party

Boho Luxe Wedding Party
Two couture bridal fashion shows on the catwalk will showcase the 2016 collection by L.A. designer Adolfo Sanchez, hot off the New York and L.A. Fashion Week runways. The bridal-gown guru will be onsite to meet and greet.


Camp Run-A-Mutt

Camp Run-A-Mutt

Past Event

Craft Ales and Camp Tails

Craft Ales and Camp Tails
A leash-on, dog-friendly event. Enjoy local beer and spirits from Ballast Point, Bay City, Green Flash, Pizza Port, Lost Abbey, Lagunitas, Port Brewing, and Kill Devil Spirits. With live music, a raffle, and a silent auction. A ticket gets you eight 5-oz. samples, a commemorative mug, and one raffle ticket. Proceeds go to the San Diego Humane Society.


Constellations

Constellations
Marianne (a physicist) meets Roland (a beekeeper) at a party governed by the “butterfly effect,” where a slight change now can have huge consequences later. All goes well between the two. Or does it? Through May 8 at the Old Globe.


Tuesday | 26

Why IV after four years? According to Black Mountain’s McBean, “Our moms needed something to brag about at the hairdressers.”

Why IV after four years? According to Black Mountain’s McBean, “Our moms needed something to brag about at the hairdressers.”

Past Event

Black Mountain and Marissa Nadler

  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 8 p.m.
  • Casbah, 2501 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego
  • 21+

Black Mountain
The hard-rock Canada band’s latest Jagjaguwar record, boldly titled IV — a cheeky response to all them Led Zeppelin comparisons? — garnered a middling 7.5 rating from the tastemakers at Pitchfork last week for progging up their favored classic-rock works. Dryw Keltz has a chat with the band’s big-bearded frontman, Stephen McBean, in advance of Tuesday night’s show at Casbah.

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