On the Hunt for Real Gems this Easter Week?
With kids out of school and universities on break, it’s an awful shame ocean water temperatures are still so cold. What to do? What to do?
Well, if you are looking to fill your basket this Easter week, Balboa Park will put you hot on the trail of some of the finest gems (better than eggs) San Diego has to offer. Whether you are hunting for the prettiest spring blooms or a spectacular museum exhibition, here are a few suggestions to get your snouts pointed in the right direction:
Easter Lily Display. Nothing says Easter like a brilliant display of over 300 white Easter lilies, and once again, for the 52nd time to be exact, the Botanical Building is providing a colorful backdrop. In other words: go for the lilies, stay for the orchids.
All that Glitters. Speaking of gems, how about a jewel-encrusted Faberge egg. Or better yet, a Faberge pig? From natural mineral crystals to sparkling jewelry and fine art, this exhibition at the Natural History Museum is filled with enough bright and shiny objects to hold any pup’s attention.
Thomas Gainsborough and the Modern Woman. Consisting of 11 of the British painter’s finest portraits, this remarkable display at the San Diego Museum of Art is the definition of good things come in small packages. But you better catch it soon; it closes on May 1.
Counter Cultures: The Secret Lives of Games. Though searching under shrubs for plastic eggs filled with candy may be the game du jour this weekend, this exhibition at the Museum of Man surveys the entire world history of non-chewable board games and card games.