AroundTown

Jacqueline Filla

– Quality Social
With write-ups from Rivera to 944, this new bar is a spin-off of a “local dive bar,” adapting the great qualities and dropping the rest outside the door. Their logo; “A Bar. With Food.” says it all, especially after taking a quick glance at the menu; this is far from bar food. 789 6th Avenue/www.qualitysocial.com/619-501-7675

– Vin De Syrah Wine Parlor
This underground wine bar at 901 5th Avenue is sure to provide an evening full of adventures in wonderland. Wine tasting every Friday and Saturday night from 8-9 p.m. Call or email for reservations. www.vindesyrah.com / [email protected] / 619-234-4166

– Monterey Jazz Festival April 21
The jazz festival is officially on tour and can be caught at Balboa Theatre, Tickets range from $36-$66. More info at www.ticketmaster.com

– Roots Fest April 24-25
All along Adams Avenue in University Heights. Admission to this annual acoustic venue is free. If music is your muse, be sure to be here. For detailed info, log onto www.adamsavenuebusiness.com

– ArtWalk April 24-25 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The streets of Little Italy will be packed full of festive events, art and food. The event is packed every year, so don’t expect anything less this year and arrive early for parking. If you can, take the trolley! Enjoy the festivities. For more information, log onto www.missionfederalartwalk.org