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From free Easter egg hunts and Sunday sunrise services, to a plethora of cultural events, here’s your April 19-21 weekend guide.

28th Annual Good Friday Walk with the Suffering

Students from St. Augustine High School and the Academy of Our Lady of Peace dressed as Jesus and the women and soldiers will act out the 15 stations or episodes in Jesus’ journey to Calvary as part of the 28th annual Good Friday Walk with the Suffering, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Friday at the San Diego Rescue Mission (120 Elm St.). During the two-and-a-half-hour procession through downtown San Diego, representatives from various organizations that serve the needy will provide prayers and reflections at various sites on issues that cause suffering in San Diego. The public is invited. For more information, phone (619) 384-6852 or email

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Women’s Film Festival San Diego

The Women’s Museum of California is hosting its multi-day Women’s Film Festival San Diego Friday and Saturday. Held annually, the event provides female storytellers a platform to share their work, connect with each other, and let an audience learn about the experiences and contributions of women through the art of film. In addition to screenings of selected films, the event will also feature panel discussions. Passes ranges from $10-$75. For more information, visit

Free Easter Egg Hunts

All take place Saturday:

Free Egg Hunt in Encinitas: 10 a.m.-noon. Includes performances by Hullabaloo and kids’ activities. Encinitas Community Park, 425 Santa Fe Dr.

Free Family Health & Wellness Fair with Easter Egg Hunt in Fallbrook: Free Easter baskets for ages 13 & under (children must be present). 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fallbrook Family Health Center, 1328 S. Mission Rd.

Free Torrey Hills Egg Hunt: 9-11 a.m. Jumps, face painting, music, games and scavenger hunt will also take place. Torrey Hills Community Park, 4262 Calle Mejillones, San Diego. For egg hunt times, call (858) 552-1687.

Free Easter Egg Hunt in Poway: Living Way Church hosts this 8 a.m.-1 p.m. event that also includes crafts and a fun zone. Poway Community Park, 13094 Civic Center Dr.

Free City of Oceanside Egg Hunt: 10-11 a.m. For ages 3-11. Mance Buchanon Park, 425 College Blvd.

The Seventies

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Enjoy a 1970s-costume-filled evening of live music, dance performances, visual arts, wine and food Saturday, from 7-10 p.m., during the Spoken Word Series at Idea1 (895 Park Blvd., San Diego). The quarterly series is themed around catalytic moments in the history of art, science, fashion, music, pop and culture. Guests attending this Seventies event are encouraged to dress in costume of the era. Tickets are $25-$40. For more information, visit

Chicano Park Day

The 49th annual Chicano Park Day celebration taking place Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., is themed “Danzantes, Protectors of Our Traditions and Chicano Park, 500 Years of Anti-Colonial Struggle.” The family friendly celebration will include Aztec indigenous dance coordinated by Danza Azteca Calpulli Mexihca; live bands on two stages; ballet folklórico; and other danza groups and speakers. In addition, there will be kids’ arts workshops, a display of classic lowrider cars coordinated by Amigos Car Club, speakers, and various food, arts and crafts, as well as informational booths. The event is free. For more information, click here.

I’m Not Like You: Notes from the San Diego Underground

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I’m Not Like You: Notes from the San Diego Underground is an exhibition celebrating the creative energy, self-expression and independent spirit that distinguished skate, punk and hip-hop culture in San Diego from the 1970s through 1990s. The event kicks off Saturday at the San Diego History Center in Balboa Park with a 6 p.m. reception ($5 for non-museum members). The exhibition, which runs through Oct. 27, will show the how these diverse groups came together through shared interests, activities and outlooks that often formed around a particular record or clothing store, band, music venue, outlaw skate spot or graffiti writing yard. For more information, visit

Beachside and Oceanview Easter Sunrise Services

Coronado Easter Sunrise Service: The Resurrection Lutheran Church is officiating the Easter Sunday morning service at 101 Ocean Blvd. at Coronado Beach. The service will be held at the north end of the beach across from Sunset Park. The service begins promptly at 6 a.m. and runs until 7:30 a.m. Call (619) 435-1000 for details or visit this website page.

Kiwanis Easter Sunrise Service at Cabrillo National Monument: The Kiwanis Club of Point Loma is once again presenting an Easter sunrise service for the community at the Cabrillo National Monument. The gates open at 6 a.m. with the service starting at 6:30 a.m. in the lower parking lot. Park entrance and parking fees will be waived for the service. Check this website page for further details.

St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church:St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church located at 743 Prospect Street in La Jolla will hold a 7 a.m. sunrise service featuring a full Eucharist with hymns, organ and trumpet. Call the church at (858) 459-3421 to speak with a staff member or visit the church website here.


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