Thursday, March 31: Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage
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Thursday | 31

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Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage

Five decades of Star Trek come to the concert halls of the Civic Theatre for the first time. A live symphony orchestra performs while iconic Star Trek film and TV footage is beamed in high definition on a 40-foot-wide screen.


Friday | 1

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Giant Automotive Festival

  • Friday, April 1, 2016, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar
  • $20

Explore 2500 of the finest hot rods, customs, muscle cars, tricked-out trucks, and classics in the country on display both indoor and outdoor as they compete for a shot to win the Goodguys 2016 Street Rod D’Elegance Award. With hundreds of vendor exhibits, the Nitro Thunderfest vintage dragster exhibition, the AutoCross timed racing competition, Swap Meet & Cars for Sale Corral, Goodgals Arts & Crafts Gallery, Model & Pedal Car Show, live music, and kids’ zone with a free Model Car Make-N-Take. Also Saturday and Sunday.


Past Event

Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins, Anaïs Mitchell

Folk-icon Patty Griffin, founding member of the neo-folk trio Nickel Creek, Sara Watkins, and proto-folk phenom Anaïs Mitchell present an evening of onstage collaboration. Though their work tends to skew more personal than political, the three singers’ Use Your Voice Tour 2016 seeks to increase voter engagement and promises to be the most harmonious — or at least the least discordant — piece of political theater to hit the stage in this election year.


Past Event

Peter Murphy

  • Friday, April 1, 2016, 7 p.m.
  • Irenic, 3090 Polk Avenue, San Diego
  • $35

The “Godfather of Goth” will kick off his monthlong “Stripped” tour in San Diego. According to Murphy’s website, the former Bauhaus singer will be “performing acoustic versions of his music from throughout his illustrious career.” He will be joined by longtime friends/collaborators Emilio China and John Andrews — “The three of us I’m sure will equal a hundred men.” Murphy & Co. take the all-ages stage at the Irenic on Friday.


Past Event

Redwoods Revue

  • Friday, April 1, 2016, 9 p.m.
  • Music Box, 1337 India Street, San Diego
  • $8 - $10

Lyricist/percussionist Al Howard is the principal songwriter and beats man behind most of the acts on the Redwoods roster, which includes some of San Diego’s best bands — Birdy Bardot, Rebecca Jade & the Cold Fact, the Midnight Pine, and Dani Bell & the Tarantist, all of whom will be performing at the Redwoods Revue at the Music Box on Friday night. Reader contributor Dryw Keltz interviews Al and learns about his latest collaboration, Cardinal Moon.


Saturday | 2

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BeerFit Brew Mile & 5K

  • Saturday, April 2, 2016, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • SDCCU Stadium, 9449 Friars Road, San Diego
  • 21+ / $20

Participants in the Brew Mile will take on a one-mile course with four beer stations along the route. Those runners interested in testing their speed against the clock can register for the 5K Classic, a chip-timed 3.1-mile race. Both races finish with the BeerFit after-party with music, games, and beer. $20 to watch; $50 for one race; $70 for both.


Past Event

Crew Classic

  • Saturday, April 1, 2017, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Crown Point, 3700 Crown Point Drive, San Diego
  • $12

Regarded as the first major regatta of the year, the San Diego Crew Classic brings together thousands of athletes from more than 100 universities, clubs, and high school programs from across the United States. Ranging in age from 14 to 84, rowers compete each year in over 100 races in various divisions. The races begin near SeaWorld and the Ingraham Street bridge, head north along Mission Bay for 2000 meters, and finish at Crown Point Shores. Also on Sunday.


Past Event

Craft Beer Relay

  • Saturday, April 2, 2016, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Bates Nut Farm, 15954 Woods Valley Road, Valley Center
  • 21+ / $10

San Diego is not hurting for athletic beer events this week. For this one, teams of four divide and conquer a 5K while overcoming individual and team obstacles and challenges, with 12 brewery stations along the course. The race is centered around a craft-brew festival with live music, food trucks, beer games with prizes, and all 12 breweries pouring. $10 to watch; $279 for a team of four to participate.


Past Event

Brueghel to Canaletto: European Masterpieces

A new exhibition featuring some of the finest still-life and landscape paintings from leading Dutch, Flemish, Italian, Spanish, and German artists of the 17th and 18th Centuries. The works represent a turning point in history when artwork began to be collected by those other than nobility, and the art market emerged. Made possible by a loan from the private collection of the Grasset family of Spain, the exhibition features nearly 40 pieces never before displayed publicly. The collection will be on view at the museum, the sole venue for the exhibition, from April 2 through August 2. Be among the first to see it at this preview.


Tuesday | 5

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Paddle for a Concert

  • Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Humphreys by the Bay, 2241 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego
  • Free

For decades, boaters have filled the channel adjacent to the waterfront stage of Humphreys Concerts by the Bay to hear the performances, but you don’t need a large luxury vessel to do it. For kayakers, it is easy to paddle out and catch a show — there is a launch from the beach at Bessemer Street on the Point Loma side of the La Playa Cove and free public parking nearby. It’s a half-mile, ten-minute paddle to the water just stage-side. If you’d like to join a group that does these and other trips, San Diego Kayaking Meetup hosts outings for all of the Humphreys bayside shows this season.


And over at Feast...

Akshar Cash and Carry

9520 Black Mountain Road, Miramar

Reader writer Ian Anderson discovers a world of spiky fruit, chickpea noodles, and pickled turnips at an Indian grocery in Miramar.

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