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Weekend Preview: Best Events 4/12-15

If you’re resisting the urge to rage in the desert sun during Coachella, follow our lead to the hottest San Diego events, from museum soirees, to beer bashes and epic pool parties. Our top picks include Art Alive at The San Diego Museum of Art, the Real Ale Festival at Pizza Port and Intervention Opening Day with Paul Oakenfold. Work up your appetite, then feast at the Fallbrook Avocado Festival and College Area Taste.

Discover this week’s best San Diego events.

“Shuck & Swallow” at Jsix Restaurant – Wednesday, April 11

After a year-long hiatus, the man vs. mollusk showdown returns this Wednesday, featuring ten teams of two oyster eaters, ten local celebrity judges, and ten food and drink specials. Participants will represent Jsix, Pacifica Del Mar, Blue Point, Gaijin Noodle House, Saltbox and more local restaurants. Head to the Hotel Solamar to cheer on your favorite chefs at this free foodie event. Get details here

Art Alive at The San Diego Museum of Art – April 12-15

A vibrant sign that spring has arrived is The San Diego Museum of Art’s annual Art Alive exhibit and fundraiser, which adorns the Museum with exquisite floral arrangements inspired by classic works of art. This year, the radiant yet fleeting exhibit will be on display April 12-15. There are many ways to experience Art Alive this weekend. Our top pick is Flowers After Hours which takes over the scene on Friday night, luring in late bloomers with cocktails, bites, DJ beats and art-making activities. Get details here

Real Ale Festival at Pizza Port – April 14 & 15

Pizza Port brews and stands behind real ales. None of the light, wussy stuff for these craft pros. If you too are a connoisseur of serious ales, head to Pizza Port’s 15th annual Real Ale Festival, an all-day event taking place in Carlsbad this Saturday and Sunday. The beer fest will feature over 50 cask conditioned ales served in the English tradition. For $30, you get a souvenir glass and eight 4oz. tasters. And yes, the rumors are true; this will be Pizza Port’s last Real Ale Festival. Cheers to the end of an era. Get details here

Intervention Opening Day ft. Paul Oakenfold at Hard Rock Hotel – Sunday, April 15

Run by the same party Gods who created Rehab in Las Vegas, Intervention at our home-town Hard Rock is the ultimate pool party destination in San Diego. Every week, the fourth-floor Woodstock deck is covered in grass turf and filled with private cabanas, day beds and full-service bars. Intervention kicks off the 2012 season this Sunday with DJ Paul Oakenfold. For VIP reservations, call 866.568.5692. Get details here

Five / Ten Intermission Opening Dayat Side Bar – Sunday, April 15

Seeing a gap in the Sunday Funday schedule, the smarties over at Side Bar filled the evening void with Five / Ten Intermission. The party no longer stops; from your pool of choice, head to Side Bar from 5 to 10pm for bikini clad bartenders, champagne specials, and even an in-club Jacuzzi. Side Bar kicks off the 2012 season this Sunday with DJ Loczi. For VIP reservations, call 866.618.8969. Get details here

Revive Launch Partyat Stingaree – Sunday, April 15

Stingaree launched a successful Sunday Day Club this winter, and is now turning the tables for summer. In line with Five/Ten, Revive is a new alternative for pool party aftermath. Within the street level lounge known as GuestHouse, Stingaree will offer replenishing amenities, such as portable oxygen tanks, anti-hangover shots, electrolyte-infused cocktails and of course, confetti cannons and DJ beats. Revive launches this Sunday with DJ Kurch. For VIP reservations, call 866.810.7174. Get details here

Fallbrook Avocado Festival– Sunday, April 15

California avocados and spring festivals are two of our favorite things. This Sunday, Fallbrook hosts the 26th annual Avocado Festival, a free outdoor event that celebrates the sacred fruit responsible for our guacamole obsession. Indulge in avocado ice cream and try your luck in the Art of the Avocado Contest or the Best Decorated Avocado Contest. Bring the kiddies for the Little Miss & Mr. Avocado pageant. Get details here

More Top San Diego Events:

Kelly Clarkson Live at Valley View Casino Center - Tuesday, April 10

Intervention Invades Industry Night at Side Bar - Wednesday, April 11

The Skin Girls at GuestHouse @ Stingaree - Wednesday, April 11

LED Presents Zeds Dead & Araabmuzik at 4th & B - Thursday, April 12

Coachella Kickoff Party ft. Hyena Live at Ivy Nightclub - Thursday, April 12

EDM ft. EC Twins at FLUXX - Thursday, April 12

Burlap LATE Launch Party – Friday, April 13

Steel Pulse Live at Belly Up Tavern – Friday, April 13

Culture Shock Dance Center Invasion at Ivy Nightclub - Saturday, April 14

EDMEN Launch Party at EDEN - Saturday, April 14

San Diego Pet Expo at Del Mar Fairgrounds – April 14 & 15

San Diego River Trail 5k Run / Walk – Saturday, April 14

College Area Taste – Sunday, April 15

Taste of Shelter Island – Tuesday, April 17

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