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Embrace the new season at the Spring Nature Festival in Del Mar Saturday. Photo credit: @CountyofSanDiegoParksandRecreation, via Facebook

Nope. No foolin’ here at Weekend Guide. We shall not disturb your leisure with April Fool’s hijinks. All the performances, festivals and special menus listed below are for sure happening this San Diego weekend. Why? Friday-Saturday-Sunday: sacred.

If cars are more than just a way for you to get from here to there, then the Del Mar Fairgrounds might be the place to take your wheels this weekend. Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals features exhibitions, races, an expo, a kids zone and more for car enthusiasts young and old. Special areas include the “Camaro Corral” and “Homebuilt Heaven.” Friday and Saturday tickets cost $25, while Sunday’s are $20. Doors open at 8 a.m.

San Diego Opera’s Romeo et Juliette concludes its run this weekend at the San Diego Civic Theatre. Performances of Shakespeare’s tragedy, sung in French with English translations screened above the stage, take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. It’s the second of the opera’s three spring productions. Tickets start at $45.

Charli XCX, fresh off her March Saturday Night Live appearance, lands in San Diego at the The Observatory North Park as part of her CRASH the Live Tour. Tickets for the sold-out show, at 7 p.m. Friday, are available only via re-sale.

Ah, spring fever. If you’re feeling symptoms coming on, embrace it at the Spring Nature Festival Saturday. San Dieguito County Park in Del Mar hosts the family event, at 10 a.m., offering up-close-and-personal encounters with flora and fauna, along with an animal obstacle course and a nature craft to take home. The fest is free, but parking costs $3.

The Choral Consortium of San Diego presents its fourth biennial San Diego Sings! Festival at the Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center in La Jolla on Saturday. The all-day event consists of concert sessions – at 11 a.m., and 3 and 7 p.m. – featuring performances by 15 choral groups and massed choirs. Each choir has a 15-minute slot and sessions conclude with a sing-a-long, with the audience invited to join in. Admission costs $23 per session.

Vino is not the only taste to be found at Uncorked: San Diego Wine Fest from 2-5 p.m. Saturday. Sure, it’s the star attraction – there will be 150 wines from vintners ’round the world – but also look for cider, seltzer and canned cocktails along with local food trucks and a live DJ. Tickets for the event, at Spanish Landing Park near the airport, start at $65.

It’s not quite swimsuit season yet. So indulge in a couple more big meals as San Diego Restaurant Week returns, beginning Sunday. It works like this: 90 eateries throughout San Diego County will offer prix-fixe multi-course menus at a range of prices, from $10-60. Search by menu – brunch, lunch, dinner or with a drinks course – or by city, community or cuisine. Can’t decide? Choose on the daily – the event continues through April 10.