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Wedding Bliss: How to Have a Royal Wedding on a Small Budget

Weddings are miracles birthed from love, but these events change from generation to generation. At the moment, millennials are changing a number of things about weddings, mainly their overall average cost. This generation is definitely one of the most frugal generations out there, trying to save a buck wherever possible, like by buying a cheap gown. Now, no one is saying that your gown has to look cheap on your wedding day; the dress can look high-end with some of the following tips and tricks.

San Diego’s Finest 5 Wedding Gown Boutiques

Here’s a list of five stand-out bridal wear boutiques in San Diego!

Ditch the Veil! Go Vintage With a Fabulous Fascinator

However, even brides seeking a modern vibe can find bridal couture designers with more contemporary creations.

Bridal Fashion: What Trends Will Steal the Show in 2018

Bridal fashion this season is defined by bold statements with color and volume.

5 Must-Have Bridal Undergarments

Choose something you’ll be free to move in! Here are 5 must-have bridal undergarments for the big day.

Top Wedding Shoes for Women

Here are the top wedding heels and shoes to pair with your wedding dress.
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How to Wow Your Wedding Guests

Your loved ones will most likely attend many weddings throughout their lives, which is why you will want your big day to stand out in their minds for many years to come. Ensure your friends and family are thoroughly impressed on the day you say “I do” by reading the following advice on how to wow your wedding guests.

San Diego Wedding Party EXPO

An engagement is one of the most exciting times for the soon-to-be brides and grooms-it can also be one of the most stressful. That's where San Diego Style Wedding EXPO saves the day! Brides and guests alike sample all of the finest wedding vendors that southern California has to offer.

Wedding Bliss: How to Have a Royal Wedding on a Small Budget

Weddings are miracles birthed from love, but these events change from generation to generation. At the moment, millennials are changing a number of things about weddings, mainly their overall average cost. This generation is definitely one of the most frugal generations out there, trying to save a buck wherever possible, like by buying a cheap gown. Now, no one is saying that your gown has to look cheap on your wedding day; the dress can look high-end with some of the following tips and tricks.

How to Have a Romantic Second Honeymoon

You can have a romantic time away, whether you call it your second honeymoon, or just your annual adventure. Keep the romance alive by exploring together, learning together, and by spending some alone time together.

Top 5 European Honeymoon Locations

Where to Spend Your Honeymoon in Europe

Wedding Rehearsal Dinners for Days!

Throw the wedding rehearsal dinner of your dreams with these fun ideas!
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Wedding Bliss: How to Have a Royal Wedding on a Small Budget

Weddings are miracles birthed from love, but these events change from generation to generation. At the moment, millennials are changing a number of things about weddings, mainly their overall average cost. This generation is definitely one of the most frugal generations out there, trying to save a buck wherever possible, like by buying a cheap gown. Now, no one is saying that your gown has to look cheap on your wedding day; the dress can look high-end with some of the following tips and tricks.

Interview with Blush Botanicals

FINE Magazine interviewed Alexandra Wise, the owner of Blush Botanicals, about her wedding day floral tips and tricks.

Top Floral Designs for Your Wedding

Flowers bring vibrancy, vitality and movement to a space and can transform the feel and look of a wedding.

Interview with Adorations Botanical Artistry

FINE Magazine spoke with LaVonne Crawford of Adorations Botanical Artistry about the dos and don’ts of floral arrangements.

Flowers Forever

Flowers Forever has been proudly serving Carlsbad and San Diego brides since 1988.

Sunfresh Flowers for Every Occasion

Sunfresh Flowers offers gorgeous floral arrangements.
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How to Wow Your Wedding Guests

Your loved ones will most likely attend many weddings throughout their lives, which is why you will want your big day to stand out in their minds for many years to come. Ensure your friends and family are thoroughly impressed on the day you say “I do” by reading the following advice on how to wow your wedding guests.

14 Long and Stylish Lingerie's That Are Beyond Easy to Wear — and Perfect For 2018

If you love to experiment with lingerie, From simple, casual to stylish wear, you can have it all. Customized designs to make the lingerie look more stylish. Here are 14 Long and Stylish Lingerie's That Are Beyond Easy to Wear — and Perfect For 2018

5 Gift Ideas for a Sentimental Person

The right gift for a sentimental person can be an extremely difficult undertaking. Focus all your efforts on the meaning of your gift/present.

How to Get Perfect Hair For Your Big Day

This article will offer you extremely useful points of consideration when planning how to dress your hair, to make sure that you’re ready for one of the most exciting days of your life.

The Bridal Emergency Box

Entrust your maid of honor with a Bridal Emergency Box brimming with the best beauty products around for any last-minute fix!

Blushing Brides Photoshoot

Here are some of San Diego's top wedding gowns.
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April 2018

Motiv San Diego is looking for high school students to volunteer at Good Deeds Day! We have organized over 20 nonprofits across San Diego County to host volunteer sites for over 300 teens. Good...

Cost: FREE

Where:
San Diego
San Diego, CA


Sponsor: Motiv San Diego
Telephone: 619-971-4919
Contact Name: Garrett Hein
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Celebrate a FREE day of fitness fun hosted by the Lawrence Family Jewish Community, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS as they reveal the long-awaited state of the art improvements to the Qualcomm Sports,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Drive
San Diego, CA  92037
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Sponsor: Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
Telephone: 858-362-1337
Contact Name: Robyn Cohen
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Join us for a special brunch with the Queen of American Jewish Cooking, the James Beard Award-winning cookbook author Joan Nathan, to celebrate her latest release that features recipes such as...

Cost: $50-$60

Where:
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, CA  92037
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Soapy Joe’s, a local eco-friendly car wash, will be debuting the world’s largest car freshener at Soapy Joe’s Day–a day raising awareness for water conservation and the importance of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Imperial Beach
2 Elder Ave
Imperial Beach , CA  91932
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Sponsor: Soapy Joe's
Telephone: 619-218-4882
Contact Name: Hillary Manalac
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// Exhibition on view MAR 18, 2018 – MAY 13, 2018 // OPENING RECEPTION: SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2018 – SIX TO NINE PM Opening reception wine sales to benefit Planned Parenthood. Guests who RSVP...

Cost: Free

Where:
Sparks Gallery
530 Sixth Ave
San Diego, CA  92101
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Sponsor: Sparks Gallery
Telephone: 161-969-61416
Contact Name: Jessica Amaya

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// Exhibition on view April 15 - October 7, 2018 // Opening Reception, Sunday, April 15, 2018 6PM to 9PM FREE EVENT but RSVP is required via...

Cost: Free

Where:
Sparks Gallery
530 Sixth Ave
San Diego, CA  92101
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Sponsor: Sparks Gallery
Telephone: 161-969-61416
Contact Name: Jessica Amaya
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We are experiencing demographic, sociological, and technological transformations that are dramatically altering the ways people create their identities, form communities, and make meaning. Rabbi...

Cost: $28-$32

Where:
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, CA  92037
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The 23rd Annual San Diego Jewish Book Fair, presented by the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture, is now the San Diego Jewish BookFest and is set to be bigger and better than ever. This year’s...

Cost: Free to $60

Where:
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, CA  92037
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Sponsor: Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
Telephone: 858-362-1348
Website »

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Britain’s comic genius, Sir Alan Ayckbourn, has penned a fast-paced and hilariously funny theatrical feast that stands as a classic modern comedy. With the precision of a master chef,  Sir...

Cost: $39-$53

Where:
North Coast Repertory Theatre
987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive
Suite D
Solana Beach, CA  92075
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Sponsor: North Coast Repertory Theatre
Telephone: 858-481-1055
Contact Name: Nancy Richards
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The circumstances around Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s composition of his final piano concerto are a little mysterious: it was probably given on a program only marginally devoted to Mozart, and...

Cost: $20 - $72

Where:
Copley Symphony Hall
750 B Street
San Diego, CA  92101
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Sponsor: San Diego Symphony
Telephone: 619-235-0804
Contact Name: Ticket Office
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// Exhibition on view MAR 18, 2018 – MAY 13, 2018 // OPENING RECEPTION: SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2018 – SIX TO NINE PM Opening reception wine sales to benefit Planned Parenthood. Guests who RSVP...

Cost: Free

Where:
Sparks Gallery
530 Sixth Ave
San Diego, CA  92101
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Sponsor: Sparks Gallery
Telephone: 161-969-61416
Contact Name: Jessica Amaya

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The hit public radio show and live performance series comes to San Diego for an evening of engrossing Jewish short fiction performed by luminaries of the stage and screen. Nationally acclaimed...

Cost: $28-$32

Where:
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, CA  92037
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The 23rd Annual San Diego Jewish Book Fair, presented by the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture, is now the San Diego Jewish BookFest and is set to be bigger and better than ever. This year’s...

Cost: Free to $60

Where:
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, CA  92037
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Sponsor: Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
Telephone: 858-362-1348
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In her fifth novel, Horn, a two-time winner of the National Jewish Book Award, draws on Jewish history and mysticism for a powerful and moving exploration of what it would mean to be immortal. The...

Cost: $16-$20

Where:
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, CA  92037
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Website »

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// Exhibition on view MAR 18, 2018 – MAY 13, 2018 // OPENING RECEPTION: SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2018 – SIX TO NINE PM Opening reception wine sales to benefit Planned Parenthood. Guests who RSVP...

Cost: Free

Where:
Sparks Gallery
530 Sixth Ave
San Diego, CA  92101
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Sponsor: Sparks Gallery
Telephone: 161-969-61416
Contact Name: Jessica Amaya

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Explore the treasure of irresistible jokes from the Israelite relationship with God to the growing divide between cultural and religious Judaism in the early 21st century. Professor Joellyn...

Cost: 160-190

Where:
Lawrence Family JCC
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, CA  92037
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Sponsor: SDCJC
Contact Name: Shannon
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In her fifth novel, Horn, a two-time winner of the National Jewish Book Award, draws on Jewish history and mysticism for a powerful and moving exploration of what it would mean to be immortal. The...

Cost: $16-$20

Where:
Dove Library
1775 Dove Lane
Carlsbad, CA  92011
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Website »

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The 23rd Annual San Diego Jewish Book Fair, presented by the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture, is now the San Diego Jewish BookFest and is set to be bigger and better than ever. This year’s...

Cost: Free to $60

Where:
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, CA  92037
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Sponsor: Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
Telephone: 858-362-1348
Website »

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April's Bach@12 program joins masterful and unfamiliar works by the two greatest figures of the late Baroque style, Handel and J.S. Bach. Handel wrote very little music with lyrics in his native...

Cost: Free

Where:
All Souls' Episcopal Church
1475 Catalina Blvd.
San Diego, CA  92107
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// Exhibition on view MAR 18, 2018 – MAY 13, 2018 // OPENING RECEPTION: SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2018 – SIX TO NINE PM Opening reception wine sales to benefit Planned Parenthood. Guests who RSVP...

Cost: Free

Where:
Sparks Gallery
530 Sixth Ave
San Diego, CA  92101
View map »


Sponsor: Sparks Gallery
Telephone: 161-969-61416
Contact Name: Jessica Amaya

More information

The 23rd Annual San Diego Jewish Book Fair, presented by the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture, is now the San Diego Jewish BookFest and is set to be bigger and better than ever. This year’s...

Cost: Free to $60

Where:
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, CA  92037
View map »


Sponsor: Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
Telephone: 858-362-1348
Website »

More information

Britain’s comic genius, Sir Alan Ayckbourn, has penned a fast-paced and hilariously funny theatrical feast that stands as a classic modern comedy. With the precision of a master chef,  Sir...

Cost: $39-$53

Where:
North Coast Repertory Theatre
987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive
Suite D
Solana Beach, CA  92075
View map »


Sponsor: North Coast Repertory Theatre
Telephone: 858-481-1055
Contact Name: Nancy Richards
Website »

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The path to peace in the Middle East continues to be heavily debated within our Jewish community, so what could be a timelier topic on the 70th anniversary of Israel’s independence? J.J....

Cost: $28-$32

Where:
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, CA  92037
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The contemporary hatred of the Jews is not a throwback to the 1930s but a unique manifestation of 21st century humanity and the post-modernist crisis. In this talk, Rabbi Michael Berenbaum, a...

Cost: $16-$20

Where:
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, CA  92037
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// Exhibition on view MAR 18, 2018 – MAY 13, 2018 // OPENING RECEPTION: SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2018 – SIX TO NINE PM Opening reception wine sales to benefit Planned Parenthood. Guests who RSVP...

Cost: Free

Where:
Sparks Gallery
530 Sixth Ave
San Diego, CA  92101
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Sponsor: Sparks Gallery
Telephone: 161-969-61416
Contact Name: Jessica Amaya

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Davy Rothbart joins us at Green Flash Brewing Co. for an evening of beer and comical stories about himself and the people he’s met through his magazine FOUND, which publishes love letters, to-do...

Cost: $18

Where:
Green Flash Brewing Co.
6550 Mira Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA
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During the Circle, you will learn how to make a holiday-themed challah, knead the dough, let it rise and shape it. While the dough is rising, you can join in a text-based conversation or shmooze...

Cost: 10

Where:
Lawrence Family JCC
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, CA
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Sponsor: SDCJC
Contact Name: Shannon
Website »

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The 23rd Annual San Diego Jewish Book Fair, presented by the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture, is now the San Diego Jewish BookFest and is set to be bigger and better than ever. This year’s...

Cost: Free to $60

Where:
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, CA  92037
View map »


Sponsor: Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
Telephone: 858-362-1348
Website »

More information

Britain’s comic genius, Sir Alan Ayckbourn, has penned a fast-paced and hilariously funny theatrical feast that stands as a classic modern comedy. With the precision of a master chef,  Sir...

Cost: $39-$53

Where:
North Coast Repertory Theatre
987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive
Suite D
Solana Beach, CA  92075
View map »


Sponsor: North Coast Repertory Theatre
Telephone: 858-481-1055
Contact Name: Nancy Richards
Website »

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Southern California is home to a plethora of superb authors. This event uses the unique speed dating format to hear short presentations from authors about their books. Fortunately, unlike speed...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, CA  92037
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Join Wild Foodie Tours and treat yourself to a special evening with a 4-course dinner at the legendary Caesar's Restaurant, birthplace of the Caesar salad!  Begin with a beverage as you step back...

Cost: 89

Where:
Meeting spot: McDonald's San Ysidro Trolley Statio
727 E San Ysidro Blvd
San Diego, CA  92173
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Sponsor: Wild Foodie Tours
Telephone: 858-951-7470
Contact Name: Albert
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This popular favorite is the perfect weekend attitude adjustment! San Diego is known for sunshine and sailing, and this Hornblower cocktail cruise combines both - plus, we throw in spectacular bay...

Cost: $40

Where:
Hornblower Cruises & Events
970 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA
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Website »

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// Exhibition on view MAR 18, 2018 – MAY 13, 2018 // OPENING RECEPTION: SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2018 – SIX TO NINE PM Opening reception wine sales to benefit Planned Parenthood. Guests who RSVP...

Cost: Free

Where:
Sparks Gallery
530 Sixth Ave
San Diego, CA  92101
View map »


Sponsor: Sparks Gallery
Telephone: 161-969-61416
Contact Name: Jessica Amaya

More information

The 23rd Annual San Diego Jewish Book Fair, presented by the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture, is now the San Diego Jewish BookFest and is set to be bigger and better than ever. This year’s...

Cost: Free to $60

Where:
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, CA  92037
View map »


Sponsor: Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
Telephone: 858-362-1348
Website »

More information

Britain’s comic genius, Sir Alan Ayckbourn, has penned a fast-paced and hilariously funny theatrical feast that stands as a classic modern comedy. With the precision of a master chef,  Sir...

Cost: $39-$53

Where:
North Coast Repertory Theatre
987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive
Suite D
Solana Beach, CA  92075
View map »


Sponsor: North Coast Repertory Theatre
Telephone: 858-481-1055
Contact Name: Nancy Richards
Website »

More information

Two towering masterpieces of Russian classical music dominate this concert, led by Jahja Ling, who makes his debut as the San Diego Symphony’s first Conductor Laureate. After a brief, jazzy...

Cost: $20 - $72

Where:
Copley Symphony Hall
750 B Street
San Diego, CA  92101
View map »


Sponsor: San Diego Symphony
Telephone: 619-235-0804
Contact Name: Ticket Office
Website »

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Hop on board San Diego’s newest floating party every Friday & Saturday through September. A DJ will be spinning everything from smash hits to classic throwbacks and you’ll have two hours to...

Cost: $30

Where:
Hornblower Cruises & Events
970 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA
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Website »

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Join the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy for Earth Day Planting on April 21 from 9am to 12pm. Help remove iceplant at the River Path Del Mar. Questions: 858 755 6956 Register at...

Cost: 0

Where:
San Dieguito Lagoon
Del Mar, CA  92124


Sponsor: San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy
Telephone: 858 755 6956
Contact Name: Jonathan
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Want to help the green and blue planet we call home? Come take the Earth Day Challenge at the Living Coast Discovery Center! Help us plant natives in our garden, learn how to compost, and discover...

Cost: $0 - $16

Where:
Living Coast Discovery Center
1000 Gunpowder Point Drive
Chula Vista, CA  91910
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Celebrate out on the water with the best brunch in San Diego! Hey, it’s the weekend! We think that’s reason enough to celebrate with brunch in San Diego. And so is a birthday,...

Cost: $65.95 per person* (*Tax, service charge, and landing fee additional)

Where:
Hornblower Cruises & Events
1800 N Harbor Dr
departs from Pier 1 Hornblower Landing
San Diego, CA  92101
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Sponsor: Hornblower Cruises & Events
Telephone: 619-686-8715
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Join your local Orchard Supply Hardware stores across San Diego on April 21  for free and informative workshops on how to go green for Earth Day, starting with your home. Starting at 11 AM, guests...

Cost: Free

Where:
Orchard Supply Hardware
8780 Navajo Road
San Diego, CA  92119
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Thread + Seed presents the Monthly Flow & Glow Series Upcoming Date: April 21st at 11amFeatured Instructor: Whitney Roux, a San Diego yogi, cultivates love and surrender through a vin-yin style...

Cost: 15.00

Where:
Thread + Seed
2870 Fourth Ave.
Unit 106
San Diego, CA  92103
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Sponsor: Thread + Seed
Telephone: 619-994-1425
Contact Name: Jaclyn Najjar
Website »

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This popular favorite is the perfect weekend attitude adjustment! San Diego is known for sunshine and sailing, and this Hornblower cocktail cruise combines both - plus, we throw in spectacular bay...

Cost: $40

Where:
Hornblower Cruises & Events
970 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

// Exhibition on view MAR 18, 2018 – MAY 13, 2018 // OPENING RECEPTION: SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2018 – SIX TO NINE PM Opening reception wine sales to benefit Planned Parenthood. Guests who RSVP...

Cost: Free

Where:
Sparks Gallery
530 Sixth Ave
San Diego, CA  92101
View map »


Sponsor: Sparks Gallery
Telephone: 161-969-61416
Contact Name: Jessica Amaya

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Saturday, April 21st, 2018 Misfit Gallery 6:00pm-10:00pm   The Misfit Gallery presents 'Protest: An American Tradition', a group art show, and a fundraiser for Syrian Refugee Relief. These...

Cost: $10

Where:
The Misfit Gallery
565 Pearl Street #100.
La Jolla, CA  92037
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Sponsor: The Misfit Gallery
Telephone: (619)228-5147
Contact Name: Dina Bedenko
Website »

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Britain’s comic genius, Sir Alan Ayckbourn, has penned a fast-paced and hilariously funny theatrical feast that stands as a classic modern comedy. With the precision of a master chef,  Sir...

Cost: $39-$53

Where:
North Coast Repertory Theatre
987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive
Suite D
Solana Beach, CA  92075
View map »


Sponsor: North Coast Repertory Theatre
Telephone: 858-481-1055
Contact Name: Nancy Richards
Website »

More information

The 23rd Annual San Diego Jewish Book Fair, presented by the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture, is now the San Diego Jewish BookFest and is set to be bigger and better than ever. This year’s...

Cost: Free to $60

Where:
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, CA  92037
View map »


Sponsor: Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
Telephone: 858-362-1348
Website »

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There’s nothing like the moment when the lights dim low, your popcorn is buttered just right and the big screen flickers to life with promises to sweep you away to another world. We love the...

Cost: $24 - $75

Where:
The Balboa Theatre
868 Fourth Ave
San Diego, CA  92121
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Two towering masterpieces of Russian classical music dominate this concert, led by Jahja Ling, who makes his debut as the San Diego Symphony’s first Conductor Laureate. After a brief, jazzy...

Cost: $20 - $72

Where:
Copley Symphony Hall
750 B Street
San Diego, CA  92101
View map »


Sponsor: San Diego Symphony
Telephone: 619-235-0804
Contact Name: Ticket Office
Website »

More information

Hop on board San Diego’s newest floating party every Friday & Saturday through September. A DJ will be spinning everything from smash hits to classic throwbacks and you’ll have two hours to...

Cost: $30

Where:
Hornblower Cruises & Events
970 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA
View map »


Website »

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