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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
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< Sunday, January 14, 2018 >


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
MAP

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
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

11:00 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
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, January 13 - 10:00 AM
Sunday, January 14 - 11:00 AM

For more information, please visit: www.eventbrite.com
1:00 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
MAP

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
1:00 PM Stage: Les MisÚrables JCompany presents a youth production of Les 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
MAP

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
1:00 PM Community Conversation: Be the Change In celebration of the legacy of change which Martin Luther King Jr. inspired, we invite you to join us for an afternoon gathering to share stories of people who have emboldened you to "be the change" and create art influenced by these change makers. Join us in the California Plaza—the area in front of the museum—for conversations, art-making and exploring how you also can "be the change."

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
San Diego Museum of Man
1350 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Sunday, January 14 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.mueumofman.org
2:00 PM Film: Ramallah Concert Daniel Barenboim established the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra with the late Palestinian writer Edward Said to bring together young musicians from across the political divide in the Middle East. Their goal: a better future. Small group discussions during intermission will invite viewers to open new channels of communication between Jews and Arabs.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego
4190 Front Street
San Diego, CA 92103
MAP

Sunday, January 14 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 298-9978 or visit: public.serviceu.com
2:00 PM Martin Luther King Day Parade Join us for the 38th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade. This is one of the largest celebrations of its kind in the United States, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The parade is filled with dazzling floats, phenomenal high school bands, drill teams, college fraternities and sororities, churches, and youth organizations.

This parade is coordinated by the Zeta Sigma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., the oldest African-American fraternity in America, founded in 1906 at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Dr. King was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Sunday, January 14 - 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

For more information contact Donald Long at (619) 709-4259 or Reginald Marbray at (619) 203-2014, or email us at [email protected]
2:00 PM Music: Chini and Camberos Chini and Camberos are a dynamic guitar duo that combines a unique blend of world beats and rhythms to well-crafted melodies. Their music takes you on a journey from the deserts of the Southwest to the Isles of the Mediterranean.

The Latin jazz guitar duo performs on the tasting room patio.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Bernardo Winery
13330 Paseo del Verano Norte
San Diego, CA 92128
MAP

Dates and times:
Sunday, January 14 - 2:00 PM
Sunday, February 11 - 2:00 PM
Sunday, March 11 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 487-1866 or visit: bernardowinery.com
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
MAP

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
2:00 PM Stage: Smoke on the Mountain The Great Depression is finally coming to an end and the Sanders Family Singers are back on the road again, but after this night Mt. Pleasant Baptist will never be the same!

Admission/Cost: $32 - $53

Location:
Lamb's Players Theatre
1142 Orange Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118
MAP

Ongoing from Thursday, January 11 until Sunday, January 28 - 2018
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays - 7:30 PM
Wednesdays & Sundays - 2:00 PM
Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 4:00 PM

2:00 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
MAP

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
2:00 PM Stage: The Mousetrap
Lamplighters Community Theatre presents the longest running mystery in the world. "A terrible snowstorm traps strangers in a quaint boarding house. To everyone's horror, it soon becomes clear that a murderer lurks among them." Keith A. Anderson directs.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $20

Location:
Lamplighters Community Theatre
5915 Severin Drive
La Mesa, CA 91942
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, January 12 until Sunday, February 4 - 2018
Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM Stage: Pygmalion Patio Playhouse, partnered with the San Diego Humane Society, stages George Bernard Shaw's 1913 comedy about phonetics professor Henry Higgins and a bet he made to turn "a lowly flower girl" (Eliza Doolittle) into a duchess. Sound familiar? The comedy was the source for My Fair Lady.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $18

Location:
Patio Playhouse
201 E. Grand Avenue
Escondido, CA
MAP

Ongoing until Sunday, January 28 - 2018
Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM Stage: Les MisÚrables JCompany presents a youth production of Les 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
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing From January 12 through January 28
Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 1:00 PM & 4:30 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 457-3030
6:00 PM Pakistani Feast Special Pakistani dinner with chefs Talia Ceravolo and Qasim Anwar. All dishes are from authentic recipes, prepared with hand-ground spices. Three-course meal includes tadka daal, lentil soup, aloo gosht, and more.

Admission/Cost: $30 - $40

Location:
The Turquoise Cafe bar Europa
873 Turquoise Street
San Diego, CA 92109
MAP

Sunday, January 14 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 488-4200 or visit: www.facebook.com
6:30 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
MAP

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
7:00 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
MAP

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
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