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Entertainment Editor’s Weekend Picks

by Nick Knott, Entertainment Editor

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It’s been stated before, the semester’s end is creeping near. Over the next few weeks Aztecs will be hunkering down in the dark corners of the library and of their apartments, hitting the books hard in preparation for finals. But there is always a light at the end of the tunnel, or perhaps halfway through it.

For those Aztecs who are on top of the ball and caught up with their scholarly endeavors, this weekend features plenty of fun things to do that can help de-stress from the end-of-the-year chaos.

Tribal Seeds
Thursday April 23-25
Observatory North Park

It’s only fitting that reggae band Tribal Seeds plays back-to-back-to-back sets in their hometown of San Diego. Reggae fans have been lucky enough to see the locally grown band rise to the top of the reggae genre. The group never forgets its roots as they put many San Diego references in the music. Each of the three nights will feature different opening acts, including Through the Roots, Aloha Radio, Hirie and Fortunate Youth. Observatory North Park is playing host to Tribal Seeds and it couldn’t be more perfect to play that role. Tickets are still on sale for each of the first two nights and cost $30.

 

Charlie Murphy
Thursday April 23-26
American Comedy Co. 

After spending years in the shadow of his hilarious older brother Eddie Murphy, Charlie was able to break into the television world on shows such as Chappelle’s Show. His sketch comedy is on point, and his stand up is no different. There are plenty of opportunities for Aztecs to make it out to Mr. Murphy’s show, as he plays multiple shows each night of his stay here. The price of tickets is a tad steep, coming in at $28. And for those who are of age, drinks and food are also not exactly the cheapest at American Comedy Co. either.  If one decides to make it out to Charlie Murphy, it’s best to budget beforehand.

 

Lil Jon
Friday April 24
Bassmnt 

The almighty king of crunk makes his return to San Diego. Music fans have seen the southern producer grow from an over-sized white tee wearing rap god to fist-pumping EDM megastar. It can safely be assumed that Lil Jon’s set will provide a variety of high-energy jams ranging from songs like “Get Low” and “Salt Shaker,” that helped him move into the spotlight, and the newly accepted ultimate party jam “Turn Down For What.” The first two sets of pre-sale tickets are already sold out, but there are still $30 pre-sale tickets available for purchase.

 

San Diego Rhythm and Brews Festival
Saturday April 25
Downtown Vista Village

This Saturday marks the fourth anniversary of the Rhythm and Brews Festival in Vista. This festival is four hours of good music and craft beer. Vista is one of the many hubs for San Diego breweries so it makes sense that a festival such as this would be so deep into North County. Festival goers will be treated to musical performances ranging from funk to soul, as well as a vast selection of the quality beer that Vista breweries have to offer. This is another pricey endeavor for college students, with general admission tickets costing $45-$55. But that admission will grant attendees a branded pilsner cup and unlimited tastings throughout the festival. An event like this is a great way to visit a new place, try some of San Diego’s best brews and escape from the monotony of school.

 

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