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There are two ways to deal with a heat wave in San Diego. Either stay inside your air-conditioned house or go to the beach.

Good things there quite a few events happening this weekend on or near the coast. Stay cool, San Diego.

San Diego Crew Classic

Rowers from around the world are convening on picturesque Mission Bay to compete in the 42nd San Diego Crew Classic — the first major regatta of the year.

For many athletes, the Crew Classic is the highlight of their careers. But aside from the racing, the regatta is also a festival with music, trade show, alumni tents and a Jumbotron to watch the races.

The San Diego Crew Classic goes all day Saturday and Sunday. Race times vary. Tickets range from $12 to $15.

Great American Foodie Fest

A foodie’s paradise is coming to Qualcomm Stadium this weekend. The Great American Foodie Fest is bringing some of the best gourmet food trucks from all around the country to town. Some have been featured on the Food Network, Cooking Channel and Travel Channel.

There is also a beer garden, tequila party tent, carnival rides and live entertainment.

The Foodie Fest goes from 4 p.m. to midnight Friday,  noon to midnight Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. Tickets range from $8 to $15.

Super Wild Grand Opening

Imagine being able to walk on walls, have super strength, have the power of invisibility and regeneration, you’d be a formidable superhero.

Well, there are some animals that already have these powers and the Living Coast Discovery Center is having a grand opening for its special family-friendly exhibit featuring the amazing world of animal super-heroes.

SuperWild Grand Opening activities include arts and crafts, animal keeper presentations, face painting, cookie decorating, an exhibit presentation, and local artist booths.

Grand Opening is on Saturday and is free with admission to the Discovery Center.

Old Globe’s ‘The White Snake’

Based on the classic Chinese fable, Tony Award-winning playwright and director Mary Zimmerman creates a enchanting theatrical spectacle, complete with live music.

The White Snake‘ is about a magical serpent who transforms into a beautiful woman who falls in love with a scholar. But a wicked monk discovered her true identity and vows to destroy her.

‘The White Snake’ opens at 7 p.m. Saturday and runs through April 26 at the Old Globe. Tickets range from $29 to $98.

Kia Classic

The sixth annual Kia Classic women’s golf tournament started Thursday at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbadand goes through the weekend.

Friday is Military Appreciation Day, which will include a color guard presentation with local military representatives.

Saturday is Family Day with activities including a scavenger hunt, autograph sessions and a junior clinic featuring LPGA players. Registration is required for the clinic and can be made on the tournament’s website, kiaclassic.com.

The field features 2014 Kia Classic Champion Anna Nordqvist and crowd favorites Paula Creamer, Natalie Gulbis, Michelle Wie and Lexi Thompson.

Tickets for the tournament range from $10 to $80.

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