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Written By: Mimi Dang, Tyler Haycox and Karli Karandos Things to Do April

Coachella Music and Arts Festival
April 21-23

Experiencing Coachella at least once in your life is definitely a bucket list item. With such big names and even bigger art installations, some might overlook the food and drinks served on the Empire Polo Grounds, but you must try them out!


Experience Newport Beach Film Festival
April 20-27

The Newport Beach Film festival celebrates its 18th year at the Via Lido! Over 350 classical and contemporary styles of films from around the world will be showcased, allowing a range of people of all ages and background to be drawn into cinematic magic. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.

Things to Do April
10th Annual CityBeat Festival of Beers
April 22

Spend your Saturday in the company of over 50 breweries and beer lovers alike. The 10th Annual CityBeat Festival of Beers will take place on Saturday, April 22 on El Cajon Boulevard in front of the Historic Lafayette Hotel. Live music, great people, and an endless supply of beer. What more does one need?


Have Some Brews at San Clemente Micro-Brew Fest
April 22

Do you find yourself drawn to the beer aisle looking at the variety of local beers? Or perhaps is this where you find your significant other when you’re doing your weekly supermarket run? If so, then the 6th Annual Micro-Brew Festival is the place to be! Presented by Left Coast Brewing, this event will feature microbrews from all over Southern California, food, and a live band! The event goes from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m., and tickets can be purchased online and at the door.

21st Annual Meet the Chefs
April 23

Imagine having all of the best chefs in San Diego under one roof. The 21st Annual Meet the Chefs event at the Hilton San Diego Del Mar will offer this unique dining experience to over 350 guests. The event takes place from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Enjoy sample dishes from the top restaurants in the area and a wide-ranging selection of wine and champagne. The best part? All proceeds go to benefiting the Casa de Amparo, which treats and prevents child abuse and neglect.


See An American in Paris at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts

April 25 – May 7

Spend a night at the Segerstrom to enjoy the musical stylings of Ira and George Gershwin in the award winning musical – An American in Paris.


Visit the Frida Kahlo Exhibit at Bowers Museum
February 25-June 25

This exhibit consists of the first and only copy of Frida’s personal collection of photographs, which had been stored away after her death by her husband, Diego Rivera. Curated by Mexican photographer Pablo Ortiz Monasterio, this collection showcases 241 photos that give the audience an insight to her fascinating, and at times, tragic life.