Friday, April 6
Agent Orange at The Casbah
Rock band will perform with Sculpins and Cochinas Locas. This is a 21 and up show. Tickets are $15. 8:30 p.m. at The Casbah, 2501 Kettner Blvd. Visit bit.ly/2pGvKOd.
Autograph at The Music Box
Autograf will perform with Win and Woo & Cofresi. This is a 21 and up show. Tickets are $27. 9 p.m. at The Music Box, 1337 India St. Visit fgtix.to/2IbwSAm.
Saturday, April 7
‘Pretty in Pink’: Honoring Dame Zandra Rhodes, fashion advisor to Princess Diana, San Diego Opera board member and opera designer, will be honored during “Pretty in Pink” at 6:30 p.m. at the U.S Grant Hotel located at 326 Broadway.
The Opera Ball begins with a cocktail hour with dinner beginning promptly at 7:30 p.m. and will end with music and dancing.
Suggested attire is “pink-tie” and single tickets range from $300-$500 per person. VIP packages, table sponsorships and group ticket bundles are also available for purchase.
For more information about this year’s SD Opera Ball, its honoree or to purchase tickets, visit sdopera.org/opera-ball.
Kids & Books & Love & Autism: Local San Diegan and award-winning children’s book author, Sally J. Pla, will be speaking at the San Diego Central Public Library from 1-2:30 p.m.
Pla will be joined by therapist and Love & Autism Conference founder, Dr. Jenny Palmiotto, for a talk celebrating autism awareness month.
There will be refreshments served and a meet-and-greet for attendees of the talk.
Scott H. Biram at The Casbah
Scott H. Biram will perform with Rod Melancon and Low Volts. This is a 21 and up show. Tickets are $15. 9:30 p.m. at The Casbah, 2501 Kettner Blvd. Visit bit.ly/2I8oC47.
Sunday, April 8
Sip ‘N Savor Festival: The second annual Sip ‘N Savor Festival to benefit the American Liver Foundation will be held at the San Diego Hard Rock Hotel this year.
The festival will go from 12-4 p.m. and will feature food and drink samples from local restaurants including Union Kitchen & Tap, Nobu San Diego, The Oceanaire Seafood Room, The Smoking Gun, Backyard Kitchen and Tap, Golden Road Brewing, Kona Brewing, 10 Barrel Brewing, Breckinridge Brewing and live music.
General admission and VIP tickets can be purchased online at bit.ly/2q1LxaE. For more information about Sip ‘N Savor, visit alfevents.org/sipnsavor/.
‘Step by Step 5K’
The Parkinson’s Association of San Diego will hold its annual “Step by Step 5K” fundraiser. The dog-friendly, walking event will feature live music, a beer garden and an expo. $50. All proceeds will benefit the Parkinson’s Association of San Diego. 9 a.m. at Liberty Station, Historic Decatur Road. Visit bit.ly/2t0udXq.
Tuesday, April 10
Live show with Trailer Park Boys
Experience an intimate evening with the Trailer Park Boys — Ricky, Julian, Bubbles and Randy — the stars of the documentary-style comedy TV show. $37–$57. All ages; recommended for mature adults. 7:30 p.m. at Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave. Visit bit.ly/2uuXcUi.
Kweku Collins at The Casbah
Rapper, producer and songwriter Kweku Collins will perform with Dani Bell & The Tarantist. This is a 21 and up show. Tickets are $13–$15. 9:30 p.m. at The Casbah, 2501 Kettner Blvd. Visit bit.ly/2E3nZGu.
Wednesday, April 11
The Night Howls at The Casbah
Oceanside-based rock band The Night Howls will perform with Imagery Machine and Future Human. This is a 21 and up. Show. Tickets are $7. 9:30 p.m. at The Casbah, 2501 Kettner Blvd. Visit bit.ly/2E3akza.
Thursday, April 12
Opportunity Summit: The San Diego Workforce Partnership will be holding its second Opportunity Summit to identify solutions for reconnecting young adults who are not working or in school.
As reported by Measure of America, nearly 1 in 10 young San Diegans are “disconnected” and at a higher risk for long-term unemployment and poverty.
“Our goal by 2020 is to decrease the countywide youth disconnection rate from 9.7 percent last year to 7.3 percent by 2020,” said San Diego Workforce Partnership CEO Peter Callstrom, in a press release. “At the same time, by focusing resources and attention on the communities and populations with the highest disconnection rates, we aim to halve the equity gaps and unleash opportunity for all youth in the region.”
The summit will feature lectures from system leaders and young beneficiaries, District 4 county supervisor candidates and Aspen Institute Vice President Maureen Conway, as well as art performances.
Throughout the summit, the workforce partnership will be recording 7-second resume videos and revealing them to attendees as it draws to a close.
For more information about the San Diego Workforce Partnership or the Opportunity Summit, visit workforce.org.
Community conversation at MOPA
Engage in a community conversation about otherness, cultural identity and the body. 6–8 p.m. at Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado. Visit bit.ly/2uqqxz5.
Sacri Monti at The Casbah
Rock band Sacri Monti will perform with Child and The Bad Vibes. This is a 21 and up show. Tickets are $8. 9:30 p.m. at The Casbah, 2501 Kettner Blvd. Visit bit.ly/2E3cdvN.
Saturday, April 14
Joshua Radin at The Music Box
Folk singer-songwriter performs with William Fitzsimmons. This is a 21 and up show. Tickets are $25. 9 p.m. at The Music Box, 1337 India St. Visit bit.ly/2uqU6AG.
The Soft Moon at The Casbah
Post-punk band The Soft Moon will perform with Boy Harsher and DJ Mario Orduno. This is a 21 and up show. Tickets are $15. $15. 9:30 p.m. at The Casbah, 2501 Kettner Blvd. Visit bit.ly/2I96PtK.
Sunday, April 15
Peelander-Z at The Casbah
Japanese action-comic punk band Peelander-Z perform with The Touchies. This is a 21 and up show. Tickets are $12. 9:30 p.m. at The Casbah, 2501 Kettner Blvd. Visit bit.ly/2E2URza.
Monday, April 16
Dale Watson at The Casbah
Country singer-songwriter Dale Watson performs with Hotshot Drifters. This is a 21 and up show. Tickets are $15. 9:30 p.m. at The Casbah, 2501 Kettner Blvd. Visit bit.ly/2E3uFnY.
Tuesday, April 17
Boogarins at The Casbah
Psychedelic-rock band Boogarins will perform. This is a 21 and up show. Tickets are $12. 9:30 p.m. at The Casbah, 2501 Kettner Blvd. Visit bit.ly/2E6omjS.
Wednesday, April 18
The Bronx at The Casbah
Hardcore-punk band The Bronx pwill erform with No Parents. This is a 21 and up show. Tickets are $22.50. 9:30 p.m. at The Casbah, 2501 Kettner Blvd. Visit bit.ly/2E2DjmE.
Thursday, April 19
Conveyor – An elevator exhibition series: In collaboration with Porto Vista Hotel, 1805 Gallery is launching Conveyor, an exhibition series that takes place inside the elevators of the Porto Vista Hotel located at 1835 Columbia St. in Little Italy.
Curated by Lauren Siry, the exhibition will feature installations from selected contemporary artists with their own styles.
Kicking off the series will be San Diego-based artist, Daniel Baron Corrales, who will be transforming an elevator into “an ever-expanding portal.”
Conveyor’s opening reception will take place from 5-7 p.m. and the installation will be on view through April.
For more information about Conveyor, Daniel Baron Corrales, the Porto Vista Hotel and the 1805 Gallery, visit bit.ly/2I007WH.
Grateful Shred at The Casbah
Grateful Dead cover band Grateful Shred will perform. This is a 21 and up show. Tickets are $15. 9:30 p.m. at The Casbah, 2501 Kettner Blvd. Visit bit.ly/2I8Fgkb.
Friday, April 20
MASHED UP Songs and Dances: From April 20-22, the PGK Dance Project will be performing mash-ups of pop and theater songs with vocals from singers Barbara Schoenhofer, Shaun Tuazon-Martin, Peter G. Kalivas and choreography executed by dancers Jessica Kelley Kymmi Kellems, Martin-Anthony Dorado and Ron “RJ” Davis — all with musical direction and piano by Rayme Sciaroni.
Showtime is 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the The Lyceum Space in Horton Plaza.
For more information about the show or the PGK Dance Project, visit thepgkdanceproject.org.
Saturday, April 21
The Surprising History of Wine in San Diego County: The Culinary Historians of San Diego will be hosting a presentation, “The Surprising History of Wine in San Diego County” at 10:30 a.m. in the San Diego Central Library’s Neil Morgan Auditorium.
As part of the presentation, award-winning writer, archaeologist, winemaker and American Indian Studies lecturer at San Diego State University, Richard Carrico, will be speaking before a tasting and book signing.
For more information about this free event or Culinary Historians of San Diego, visit culinaryhistoriansofsandiego.com or email CHSDCA@gmail.com
Sunday, April 22
Earth Day Parade: San Diego EarthWorks will be hosting an Earth Day Parade as the kick off to its EarthFair 2018 campaign for a clean and healthy future.
Lineup for the parade begins at 9:30 a.m. at Balboa Park’s Natural History Museum and, beginning at 10:30 a.m., will proceed west to the Art Museum, then south past the Organ Pavilion and ending at the Pan American Plaza.
Any group with at least three participants can march and bands, clowns and animals are encouraged to participate. To register, visit bit.ly/2DQ7NbA and for more information, visit earthparade.org/.
Saturday, April 28
34th Annual Mission Federal ArtWalk: On April 28 –29 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Mission Federal ArtWalk will take over 17 blocks of Downtown San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood with 350 local, national and international painters, sculptors, photographers and jewelry-makers.
In addition to viewing or purchasing art, ArtWalk attendees can enjoy live musical performances, “Spoken Word” performances, interactive art activities for kids and local food vendors.
This event is open to everyone with free admission. For more information, visit artwalksandiego.org/missionfederal.
Saturday, May 5
Father Joe’s Villages’ Children Charity Gala: From 5-10 p.m. Father Joe’s Villages will be hosting its 34th annual Children’s Charity Gala: Up, Up and Away at the U.S. Grant Hotel located at 326 Broadway.
The gala will raise funds for Father Joe’s Villages’ therapeutic childcare center and other services for children and families, and features a three-course dinner, cocktails, live and silent auctions, an interactive program with awards, and live music from Atomic Groove.
Additionally, during the gala, Father Joe’s Villages will be honoring Franklin Antonio, Cathedral Catholic High School, St. Augustine High School and James Mulvaney, Sr. and the Mulvaney Family with the Father Joe’s Villages Award, Bishop Maher Award, Bishop Maher Award and Founders’ Award, respectively.
Tickets can be purchased online at fjvgala.com or by calling 1-800-HOMELESS.
‘One Amazing Night’: The San Diego Opera will be hosting its final concert of the 2017-2018 season at 7 p.m. featuring soprano Lise Lindstrom and bass-baritone Greer Grimsley accompanied by the San Diego Symphony.
To purchase tickets, visit bit.ly/2q1tgJV or call (619) 533-7000.
—Calendar compiled by Jess Winans.