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Easter Offerings

Egg Hunt

The La Jolla Rec Center will host a spring egg hunt for children ages 2-12, 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday April 19, at the Rec Center, 615 Prospect St. Admission to the egg hunt is free, $3 for face painting, to meet Peter Rabbit and crafts. (858) 552-1658.

Sunrise Service

The 31st annual Sunrise Service, a non-sectarian service hosted by several San Diego churches, will be held 6:30 a.m. Sunday, April 20 at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park, 1549 El Prado. Freewill offering will be accepted for the San Diego Rescue Mission. (858) 454-7324.

Church Collaboration

The Prince Chapel by the Sea African Methodist Episcopal church, with its not-for-profit Family Resource Support Center, presents a Seven Last Words of Christ Celebration, 6 p.m. Friday, April 18, 757 Cuvier St. At least five San Diego-based church communities are expected to attend. Free.

Celebrity Recital Finale

La Jolla Music Society closes the Celebrity Recital Series with Midori Goto (pictured) and Özgür Aydin, 8 p.m. Friday, April 25 at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s Sherwood Auditorium, 700 Prospect St. Their La Jolla performance will include works by Mozart, Bloch, Beethoven and Fauré. Tickets start at $30 at

or (858) 459-3728.

Double Poetry Reading

Northern California poet Roy Mash will read from his new book “Buyer’s Remorse” and Poet Laureate of San Diego Steve Kowit will read from his book “The Dumbbell Nebula,” 7 p.m. Saturday, April 19 at D.G. Wills Books, 7461 Girard Ave. Free.

(858) 456-1800.

Powerful Piano

ArtPower! presents Hauschka (pictured), 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 23 at The Loft at UC San Diego, 911 Lyman Lane. Music by German-based Hauschka can be deceiving because what sounds like an ensemble of musicians and instruments is one man playing one piano. Tickets start at $18 at

or (858) 534-8497.

Argentine Tango

The San Diego Symphony presents the Quint Quintet concert “Argentine Tango and More!” Led by Grammy nominated violinist Philippe Quint (pictured). The music begins 7:30 p.m. Tuesday April 22 at The Auditorium at Scripps Research Institute, 10620 John Jay Hopkins Drive. Tickets $30 at

or (619) 235-0804.

Into the ‘Nite’

The Nite Owls (formerly the A-List) will host a photo lecture and collaborative art project with photographer Omar Lopez, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. Admission to the event is free for Nite Owls members, $5 for Athenaeum members, $10 non-members at

or (858) 454-5872.