The San Diego History Center unveils a new exhibit this week that tells the history of San Diego’s Jewish Community.
The exhibit titled looks as far back as 1850 when Jewish pioneers arrived to America’s Finest City in search for “adventure, good weather, better health, and, above all, the opportunity to make the American dream their own.”
Many of the pioneers went on to be “responsible for shaping the early town, building theaters, owning vast tracts of land, engaging in civic service, and participating in politics,” according to the History Center.
The exhibit runs through January 2018.
Here are some other events happening this weekend:
Fleet Night of Science
The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center will host its Night of Science “Detectives vs. Engineers” event on Friday. The event, for ages 21 and up, celebrates the museum’s newest film “Dream Big: Engineering Our World” and exhibit “Sherlock Holmes and Visitors can explore the science of DNA, step into an earthquake simulator and construct a derby car —all with a cocktail in hand. the Clocktower Mystery.” The event takes place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $14.95.
Seussical The Musical
See your favorite Dr. Seuss stories come to life in “Seussical the Musical.” The musical, hosted by Mater Dei High School in Chula Vista, features Horton the Elephant, Lazy Mayzie and of course, the Cat in the Hat. The show runs at 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $17 per person and $19 at the door.
San Diego Safari Park’s beloved Butterfly Jungle opens this weekend. Visit the North County park to witness thousands of beautiful butterflies surround you. Visitors are encouraged to wear bright colors so the butterfly will be attracted to you. The exhibit is opened daily from 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. through April 23.
It’s a sweet weekend in Alpine. The Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce will host a Honey Festival this Saturday. The event highlights the town as the “honey production capital of the world.” The free event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will feature food, kids activities, vintage vendors and of course, honey. The festival spans across six locations. Visitors are asked to park at John MacQueen Middle School.
Cherry Blossom Festival
Participate in the Japanese custom of “hanami,” by going to the Cherry Blossom Festival. The 12th annual event will feature cherry trees, Japanese street food, beer and tea tastings, a children’s corner, cultural performances and vendors. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Japanese Friendship Garden in Balboa Park.Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and free for kids under 6.
Science of Lowriders
The Fleet Science Center, Via International and members of the San Diego lowrider community will host “The Science and Engineering of Lowriders” on Sunday. The family-friendly event at Chicano Park will feature a history of lowrider culture, the evolution of engineering and technology that goes into these mobile art pieces and a historical tour of the famous murals of Chicano Park, ending with a lowrider demonstration. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.