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Epic Eats & Drinks at SDMA’s BLOOM BASH

Plus, Earth Day specials and a beer and music fest

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BALBOA PARK— It’s almost time for The San Diego Museum of Art’s 36th annual Art Alive, a highly-anticipated event in which more than 100 floral designers from throughout Southern California are selected to create floral interpretations of the museum’s most famous works of art. Running April 28 to April 30, Art Alive kicks off on Friday, April 28 with BLOOM BASH, a showstopper night of tastings from San Diego’s top restaurants including NINE-TEN, Panama 66, Curadero, STK, Bertrand at Mister A’s and more. Cocktail partner Cutwater Spirits will be providing floral-garnished cocktails and there will be coffee and beer from Modern Times Beer, as well as VIP cabanas sponsored by SDCM (Kettner Exchange, The Grass Skirt), plus live music and dancing, interactive entertainment and exclusive after-hours viewing of the floral exhibition. Get your tickets now. [EaterWire]

AROUND TOWN— Fox Restaurant Concepts’ Flower Child and True Food Kitchen are giving back on Earth Day — Saturday, April 22. Flower Child in Flower Hill Promenade is donating one hundred percent of proceeds from its ancient grain-based Mother Earth Bowl to support local Helen Woodward Animal Center while Fashion Valley’s True Food Kitchen has pledged to plant one tree for every Citrus Skinny Margarita sold on April 22. In partnership with ixá organic tequila, the drink will be offered all day on Earth Day for $8 instead of the regular $11. [EaterWire]

VISTA— The San Diego Brewers Guild’s annual spring fundraiser event, Rhythm & Brews, is scheduled to return to Vista Village on Saturday, May 6. From noon to 4 p.m., over 50 local breweries will be pouring their more than 100 craft beers and there will be food available for purchase from local food trucks including Cousins Main Lobster and Currywurst Frankfurt. The event will also feature live performances by San Diego-based acts — rock group P.O.D. and singer/songwriter Ashley Hollander. [EaterWire]