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7 a.m., April 28

OB Restaurant Week

Ocean Beach Restaurants

The week-long event will be an opportunity for people to experience all of the dining opportunity the community has to offer. No tickets or passes to buy, no reservations necessary. Two dozen locations. Info: 619-224-4906.

6 p.m. to 7 p.m., April 29

Cooking and Nutrition Class for PCOS

The Conscious Cook, Mira Mesa

During this cooking class you will learn how to cook simple and tasty recipes that are in line with the Reproductive Wellness nutrition protocol for PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). Breakfast, snacks, and desserts seem to be the most challenging to plan for because these meals tend to have higher amounts of carbohydrates. Join us for this demonstration-style cooking class to learn how to cook with PCOS-friendly recipes and ingredients. On the menu: Breakfast scramble with goat cheese and asparagus Berry & Greens smoothie Cheesy Kale Chips Homemade Crunchy Granola & Trail Mix Zesty Hummus Coconut Berry Sherbet with fresh mint During this class we will share nutrition guidelines and meal planning tips specifically for PCOS-friendly diets. Registration:

5 p.m. to 9 p.m., April 23

Taste of Morena

Restaurants along Morena Boulevard

Taste the best of the Morena District with samples from more than 20 restaurants. Tickets can be purchased at Coles Fine Flooring and Carpets, 1170 W. Morena Boulevard; Jerome's Furniture, 1190 W. Morena Boulevard; and U.S. Bank, 5330 Napa Street starting Monday, March 24. Only 500 tickets are available. Complimentary shuttles run a continuous loop the night of the event. Attendees are encouraged to bring a canned good to support the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m., April 24

Wine World Wanderlust

Venissimo Cheese Del Mar, Del Mar

We're teaming up with our neighbors at Wine Connection to take you on a wine & cheese pairing journey around the world. Learn the basics of pairing fine wine with fabulous fromage from experts from both worlds.

5 p.m. to 10 p.m., April 25

Reader on Tap

North Park Theatre, North Park

The San Diego Reader presents Reader on Tap, bringing together local breweries and five great San Diego bands for an unforgettable night of music and tastings. Rock out with Transfer, Dead Feather Moon, The Creepy Creeps, Low Volts, and Schitzophonics and taste some of San Diego's finest local beers at the North Park Theater. General Admission Ticket: Valid from 6pm-10pm and includes ten beer tastings, plus a free $20 Uber credit (new Uber customers only). VIP Ticket: Valid from 5pm-10pm (early admittance). Includes food from 5pm-6pm provided by the West Coast Tavern, two full pours, ten beer tastings, and a free $30 Uber credit (new Uber customers only). 21+ only.

3 p.m. to 7 p.m., April 26

The Earth Jam: A Celebration for Creation

Center for a Healthy Lifestyle, Solana Beach

This all-ages event is about bringing together community and sharing passion for love, life, food, and our Earth while benefiting a new “Center for a Healthy Lifestyle” location in Encinitas. The new center will help bring more food education, awareness, and gardening classes to the people. Shop authentic goods, listen to music, and enjoy free lectures from guest speakers. Organic, raw, and vegan dishes will be available for purchase with a pop-up cafe by Living on the Veg. This will include infused elixirs, kombucha, and amazing vegan and raw desserts by chef Fuji. Experience and celebrate the Earth with joy and laughter by gathering with amazing people and great food. Live music, DJ, gardening, and children’s arts and crafts.

5 p.m. to 9 p.m., April 27

Paleo-Conscious Cuisine

Turquoise Cellars, Pacific Beach

Local Paleo advocates will come together to demystify the Caveman Diet and offer their individual farm-­to­-table approach. With speeches by butchers, chefs, and Paleo experts, guests will be able to enjoy a primal, health-focused menu while learning about the process and ideal preparation of a grass­-fed, Paleo diet. The Paleo diet’s core values consist of returning to human nutritional roots in the Paleolithic Era. In honor of Spring, the all­-Paleo menu will feature lamb from the Heart & Trotter and be a collaboration between Turquoise Cellars chef Taylor Martin­Funk and Bare Bones Broth chef and owner Ryan Harvey. Guests will be treated to a lamb meatball upon arrival, and each course will be accompanied by wine pairings selected by Master Sommeliers. Last fall’s Turquoise Cellars’ Paleo event sold out.

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