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Monday, Jun 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day San Diego International Fringe Festival
Tuesday, Jun 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day San Diego International Fringe Festival
6:00 PM Lecture: NAFTA and U.S.-Mexico Relations
7:00 PM Stage: The King and I
Wednesday, Jun 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day San Diego County Fair
All Day San Diego International Fringe Festival
6:00 PM Film: Wild Strawberries
6:00 PM Film: Murder on the Orient Express
6:30 PM Film: Coco
7:00 PM Stage: The King and I
8:00 PM Music: Andy Statman
8:00 PM Stage: Mamma Mia!
Thursday, Jun 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day San Diego County Fair
All Day San Diego International Fringe Festival
10:30 AM Music: The Bayou Brothers
1:00 PM Art: Decoding the Language of Chinese Ceramics
1:00 PM Summer Reading Program: Japan 101
6:00 PM Italian Formaggio e Vino
6:30 PM Film: The Black Monk
7:00 PM Discussion: Sephardic Philosophy
7:30 PM Stage: The King and I
7:30 PM Raucous Japanese Puppetry
8:00 PM Stage: Mamma Mia!
Friday, Jun 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day San Diego County Fair
All Day San Diego International Fringe Festival
7:00 PM Stage: Sense and Sensibility
7:00 PM Music: Sono
7:30 PM Stage: The King and I
8:00 PM Film: Monsoon Wedding
8:00 PM Stage: Mamma Mia!
Saturday, Jun 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day San Diego County Fair
All Day San Diego International Fringe Festival
12:00 PM Festival of International Food, Dessert and Beer
7:00 PM Stage: Sense and Sensibility
7:30 PM Stage: The King and I
8:00 PM Stage: Mamma Mia!
Sunday, Jul 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day San Diego County Fair
All Day San Diego International Fringe Festival
2:00 PM Stage: Sense and Sensibility
3:00 PM Independence Festival at the Border
6:30 PM Stage: The King and I
8:00 PM Music: The Young Dubliners
Monday, Jul 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: The Tempest
Tuesday, Jul 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Wednesday, Jul 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day San Diego County Fair
Thursday, Jul 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Discussion: Sephardic Philosophy
Friday, Jul 6
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Saturday, Jul 7
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Film: Israfil (Esrafil)
Sunday, Jul 8
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Calendar

< Saturday, January 13, 2018 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Stage

Mama Mia!
Until June 30, 2018

Avenue Q
Until July 1, 2018

Once
Until July 22, 2018

The Tempest
Until July 22, 2018

Exhibitions and Art

Epic Tales from Ancient India
Until September 3, 2018

The Big White Dress
Until July 1, 2018

Israel: 70 Years of Craft and Design
Until September 3, 2018

Arts of Iran
Until January 31, 2019

Art of East Asia
Until December 31, 2019

Art Of The 20th Century
Ongoing until December 31, 2019

German Expressionism
Ongoing until December 31, 2019

Barrio Art Crawl
Ongoing, every 2nd Saturday of each month

Free Admission to Mingei International Museum
Ongoing, 3rd Tuesday of each month

Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
Ongoing, 3rd Tuesday of each month

Kids

Kids Meet Mandarin
Ongoing Fridays

Chinese Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Spanish Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Bilingual Storytime
Ongoing Fridays

Classes and Workshops

African Djembe Drumming
Ongoing Wednesday

Irish Gaelic Conversation Circle
Ongoing Tuesdays

Tai Chi Workshop
Ongoing Saturdays

Shakespeare&Tea
Ongoing Sundays

African Dance Class
Ongoing Sundays

Dancing With The Brush: Chinese Brush Painting And Calligraphy
Ongoing Tuesdays

Middle-Eastern Drum and Belly Dance Class
Ongoing Mondays

Salsa Class
Ongoing Tuesdays

Urban Art & More
Ongoing Tuesdays

Mandarin Meetup
Ongoing Wednesdays

Cultural Tours and Excursions

Tequila, Tacos, & Tombstones: Old Town Tour
ongoing Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Tijuana Street Food Tour
ongoing Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays

Puerto Nuevo Lobster Dinner
ongoing Saturdays

Tijuana Seafood Tour
ongoing Fridays and Sundays

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum & Garden Tour
Ongoing, every 1st Saturday of each month

Little Italy Culinary Tour
Ongoing Saturdays

Asian Pacific Historical District Walking Tour
Ongoing, every 2nd Saturday of each month.

Lucha Libre Mexican Wrestling in Tijuana
Ongoing, Select Fridays

Tijuana Street Art Trek with Panca
Ongoing, Select Saturdays

Tijuana Brewery Tour
Ongoing, Select Saturdays

Tijuana Market Hop
Ongoing, Select Sundays

Tijuana Foodie Adventure
Ongoing Saturdays,Tuesdays,Sundays

Caesar's Restaurant & Downtown Tijuana Tour
Ongoing Fridays and Sundays

Ensenada Mexico Pacific Ocean Coastal Tour

Baja Mexico Grand Tour

Tijuana Foodie Adventures

Other

Flamenco Performance
Until December 29, 2018

Tea with The Bard
Ongoing, first Sunday of each month

Kirtan Musical Meditation
Ongoing, Thursdays

Dances of Universal Peace
Ongoing Saturdays

All Day Borrego Springs Film Festival A juried, five-day film festival of narrative, documentary, animation, and Latino features and shorts. Films will be screened at the 180-seat Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center. Networking events and parties occur at local resorts throughout the weekend. The promoters say, "We're an old-school film festival. Packed houses and a raucous Q&A are part of the event." There are several international films in the festival.

Runs through January 18. Buy an all-festival pass for $125 to attend every event or get a film block pass ($10) to attend a specific screening block.

Admission/Cost: $10

Location:
Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center
590 Palm Canyon Drive
Borrego Springs, CA
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Dates and times:
From Thursday January 11 to Monday January 15, 2018
Thursday, January 11 - 4:00 PM
Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday January 12 - 10:00 AM
9:30 AM Karen New Year Celebration Join KOSD's board members, staff and community members for a light breakfast to learn more about the community of refugees from Burma here in San Diego. Hear stories about the beautiful Karen culture and its traditions. You will have the opportunity to learn about why many people have had to leave Burma and about the role that KOSD plays for the community.

Breakfast is from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM. Cultural performances and a Karen New Year ceremony will follow until noon when a delicious Karen/Burmese lunch will be served. You are welcome to come to all, or part of this free family-friendly event.

Admission/Cost: RSVP required

Location:
Crawford High School Auditorium
4191 Colts Way
San Diego, CA 92115
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Saturday, January 13 - 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 582-0783 or visit: www.docs.google.com or Email: [email protected]
10:00 AM San Diego Travel And Adventure Show At America's Favorite Travel Show, you'll:

-Explore endless vacation options
-Discover over 200+ destinations from around the globe
-Plan your trip face-to-face with thousands of travel experts
-Meet travel celebrities Samantha Brown, Rudy Maxa, and Peter Greenberg
-Attend dozens of educational seminars on the Savvy and Destination Theaters
-Awaken your senses with live cooking demonstrations at the Taste of Travel Theater
-Immerse yourself in faraway cultures with song and dance on the Global Beats Stage
-Enjoy fun for the whole family with camel and Segway rides
-Plus, save big with exclusive show-only deals and trip giveaways

Admission/Cost: FREE - $18

Location:
San Diego Convention Center
111 West Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Saturday, January 13 - 10:00 AM
Sunday, January 14 - 11:00 AM

For more information, please visit: www.eventbrite.com
11:00 AM San Diego Multi-Cultural Festival The San Diego Alpha Foundation Inc. is excited to host the Multi-Cultural Festival in partnership with the Port of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, the WorldBeat Cultural Center, Pazazz, and many other community organizations. The festival is free and open to the public and is being held at San Diego's beautiful downtown Ruocco Park where Harbor Drive meets Pacific Highway.

The festival will showcase San Diego's rich cultural diversity and traditional heritage through live music, dance performances, storytelling, children's activities (drum circles, face painting and crafts), and a wide range of ethnic vendors. The event will also include a variety of multi-cultural entertainment from Native American, Asian, Cajun, Latin, Jazz and Afro-Cuban bands.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Ruocco Park
585 Harbor Lane
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, January 13 - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 735-5921 or visit: www.sdmulticultural.com
2:00 PM Talk: Living in Saudi Arabia, An American Woman's Perspective Luann Reiter spent four years living and working in Riyadh and Al-Kobar as a lecturer and yoga instructor, and will share her stories. What is daily life like for an American woman living in Saudi Arabia? Her thoughts, priorities and daily routine may surprise you. An informal talk—complete with photos—of a land shrouded in mystery.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
La Jolla Riford Library
7555 Draper Avenue
San Diego, CA 92037
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Saturday, January 13 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
2:00 PM Stage: Hamilton The multiple Tony Award-winner comes to San Diego. With book, lyrics and music by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the show follows the life of Alexander Hamilton: an orphan at age 12, then a committed activist for American independence, and by age 19 a Founding Father.

Admission/Cost: $222 - $242

Location:
San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Saturday, January 6 through Sunday, January 28
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays - 7:00 PM
Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sundays - 1:00 PM & 6:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 570-1100 or visit: www.sandiegotheatres.org
2:00 PM Stage: Around the World in Eighty Days North Coast Repertory Theatre stages Mark Brown's theatrical adaptation of the Jules Verne novel. Phileas Fogg circles the globe in a race against time. Five actors play all 42 characters. Allison Bibicoff directs.

Admission/Cost: $37 - $53

Location:
North Coast Repertory Theatre
987-D Lomas Santa Fe Drive
Solana Beach, CA 92075
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Wednesday, January 10 until Sunday, February 4, 2018
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Hamilton The multiple Tony Award-winner comes to San Diego. With book, lyrics and music by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the show follows the life of Alexander Hamilton: an orphan at age 12, then a committed activist for American independence, and by age 19 a Founding Father.

Admission/Cost: $222 - $242

Location:
San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Saturday, January 6 through Sunday, January 28
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays - 7:00 PM
Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sundays - 1:00 PM & 6:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 570-1100 or visit: www.sandiegotheatres.org
8:00 PM Stage: Les MisÚrables JCompany presents a youth production of MisÚrables.

The epic tale of broken dreams, passion and redemption is set against a nation in the throes of revolution. Les MisÚrables packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world. This show brings you one of the most memorable scores of all time and some of the most compelling characters to ever grace a stage—from one of the greatest musicals ever written.

Admission/Cost: $17 - $19

Location:
Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Dates and times:
Ongoing From January 13 through January 28
Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 1:00 PM & 4:30 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 457-3030
8:00 PM Music: Its About Time Percussion Festival The It's About Time percussion festival opens with a program of works suffused with orchestral color and rhythm. Hector Berlioz's boisterous Roman Carnival contains the Italian saltarello dance at its core. Serge Prokofiev's Symphony No. 5 bristles with energy, often driven by inexorable "tick-tocks" coming from the percussion section. Guest soloist and festival curator Steven Schick will be at the center of a virtual menagerie of wood, metal and skin in Roberto Sierra's Percussion Concerto.

Rafael Payare, conductor
Steven Schick, percussion

BERLIOZ: Roman Carnival
ROBERTO SIERRA: Con madera, metal y cuero (Percussion Concerto)
PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 5

Admission/Cost: $20 - $72

Location:
San Diego Symphony
1245 Seventh Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Saturday, January 13 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, January 14 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 235-0804 or visit: www.sandiegosymphony.org
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