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Monday, Feb 24
All Day  Indigenous Writers and Their Critics: International Symposium
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Art Talk: Daniel Guzmán
7:00 PM Talk: Michele Norris
Tuesday, Feb 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day  Indigenous Writers and Their Critics: International Symposium
1:00 PM Film & Discussion: The Farewell
6:00 PM African-American Women in Film
6:00 PM Gaslamp Mardi Gras Party Hop
7:00 PM Victoria Martino: Carnival in Venice
7:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
8:00 PM Music: The Chieftains
Wednesday, Feb 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM  Writer's Symposium with Pico Ayer
7:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
7:30 PM Stage: Orestes 2.0
Thursday, Feb 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:45 AM Book Talk: Baja California Land of Missions
1:00 PM Music: Kembang Sunda Gamelan
3:20 PM Talk: Urban Redevelopment Projects in South Africa
8:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
Friday, Feb 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:00 AM  28th Annual Kuumba Festival
3:30 PM Talk: The Racial Imaginary at Work Poetry and the Visual Arts
7:00 PM Música En La Plaza: Los Montaño
7:30 PM Stage: Orestes 2.0
8:00 PM Film: Jojo Rabbit
8:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
8:00 PM Stage: She Loves Me
Saturday, Feb 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM  28th Annual Kuumba Festival
2:00 PM Stage: Safa's Story
2:00 PM Stage: Orestes 2.0
3:00 PM Stage: Little Rock
7:00 PM Stage: Safa's Story
7:30 PM Stage: Orestes 2.0
8:00 PM Film: Jojo Rabbit
8:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
8:00 PM Stage: She Loves Me
9:00 PM Music: Los Pericos, Los Estrambóticos & Ecno
9:00 PM Spanglish At Finest City Improv
Sunday, Mar 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM  28th Annual Kuumba Festival
12:00 PM 7th Annual Mariachi Festival
1:00 PM  Music: Kembang Sunda Gamelan
2:00 PM Stage: She Loves Me
3:00 PM Los Angeles Balalaika Orchestra
7:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
7:30 PM Music: Miguel Zenón Quartet
Monday, Mar 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Music: iLe
Tuesday, Mar 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 PM  Talk About Series: Venezuela - What Does It Mean To Live in a Failed State?
7:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
Wednesday, Mar 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
Thursday, Mar 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
Friday, Mar 6
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Stage: Orestes 2.0
8:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
8:00 PM Stage: She Loves Me
Saturday, Mar 7
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Stage: Orestes 2.0
8:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
8:00 PM Stage: She Loves Me
Sunday, Mar 8
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: She Loves Me
7:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
Calendar

< Saturday, January 25, 2020 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Stage

Bojo's Place
Until March 1, 2020

* Note: newest and shorter run productions can be found in our regular calendar listings.

Exhibitions and Art

Coded Messages From the Underground Railroad
Until February 27, 2020

Poetry for People
Until March 11, 2020

Photographic Exhibition: Graciela Iturbide & Manuel Alvarez Bravo
Until March 15, 2020

Chicano/a/x Printmaking: Making Prints and Making History - 50 Years of Art Activism
Until Sunday, April 5, 2020

Tijuana 1964: The Photography Of Harry Crosby
Until May 17, 2020

Art of East Asia
Ongoing

Art Of The 20th Century
Ongoing

German Expressionism
Ongoing

Hanjialin Bao - Between Black and White
Until January 26 2020

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

Places

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

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

Chicano Park Tour
Ongoing Saturdays and Sundays

Kids

Kids Meet Mandarin
Ongoing Fridays

Chinese Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Spanish Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Bilingual Storytime
Ongoing Fridays

Classes and Workshops

Asian Brush Painting/Sumi-e Class
Ongoing Tuesdays

Capoeira Angola de Sao Bento Grande
Ongoing Saturdays

Mahjong Lessons
Ongoing Thursdays

Emei Qigong Practice
Ongoing Saturdays

Kokedama Workshop
Ongoing every 1st and 3rd Tuesday

Irish Gaelic Class
Ongoing Tuesdays

Poetry for the People: African Americans
Wednesdays until March 11, 2020

Tai Chi Workshop
Ongoing Saturdays

Italian Intermediate Conversation Class
Ongoing Tuesdays until February 25, 2020


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Ongoing Sundays
10:00 AM  San Diego Tết Festival The 15th annual San Diego Tet Festival is one of the largest free community festivals in San Diego, celebrating the Lunar New Year.

It is held at Mira Mesa Community Park and is a large 3-day celebration that celebrates the beginning of Spring and a fresh start to the New Year.

San Diego Tet Festival 2020 will be celebrating the Year of the Rat. Attracting more than 25,000 people every year from all over the city, the 3-day celebration features free admission, a number of new attractions, activities, games, food and live entertainment, including, but not limited to, A-list Vietnamese singers and performers, lion dancing, firecrackers and some of our most popular programs, the Miss Vietnam of San Diego pageant, Step-Up Dance and Golden Voice competitions.

What is Tết?

Tết Nguyên Đán, commonly known as Tết, is the most important holiday in Vietnam. It is the Vietnamese New Year which is based on the lunisolar calendar.

Tết is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunisolar calendar (around late January or early February) until at least the third day. Many Vietnamese prepare for Tết by cooking special holiday foods and cleaning the house. On Tết, Vietnamese visit their families and temples, forget about the troubles of the past year and hope for a better upcoming year. Tết traditionally marks the coming of Spring, so Spring is sometimes used interchangeably with Tết in Vietnamese.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Mira Mesa Community Park
8575 New Salem St
San Diego, CA 92126
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Dates & times:
Friday, January 24 - 5:00 PM
Saturday, January 25 - 10:00 AM
Sunday, January 26 - 11:00 AM

For more information, please visit: www.sdtet.com
10:00 AM Lunar New Year at SeaWorld Celebrate as the sights, sounds and aromas of Asia come alive during this local San Diego festival that's fit for the whole family.

You won't want to miss SeaWorld San Diego's one-of-a-kind Lunar New Year celebration, featuring an incredible Chinese acrobats show, local performers, and delicious culinary delights. Dig into the Asian-inspired offerings of Ramen, Lo Mein, Bao Buns, Dim Sum, rice dishes and more.

Celebrate the new year with stunning displays of juggling, balance and contortion as The Chinese Acrobats of Hebei return to Mission Bay Theater.
Admission/Cost: $73.99 - $93.99 (Day Pass to Seaworld)

Cultural Note: The SeaWorld entertainment includes Japanese Taiko drumming. However, Japanese New Year, unlike many other Asian cultures and countries falls on January 1st. Japanese solar-lunar New Year calendar was only used during the Tenpō and Edo eras which lasted from 1830 to 1872. Five years into the Meiji era (1873) the first day of January became the official and cultural New Year's Day in Japan.

Location:
Sea World
500 SeaWorld Dr
San Diego, CA 92109
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from January 11 to February 2 (and MLK Day)
Saturdays and Sundays - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
11:00 AM 2nd Annual Australia Day 2nd Annual Australia Day on Saturday, January 25.

Australia Day 2020 is organized by the San Diego-Perth Sister City Society in association with the San Diego Lions Australian Rules Football Club. The Society is part of the San Diego International Sister City Association which is composed of 15 cities around the globe.

Schedule:

11:00 AM- San Diego Lions Australian Rules Football Club picnic and game at Liberty Station.

3:00 PM - Beer tasting begins at North Park Beer Company, Mike Hess Brewing and Thorn Street Brewery in North Park. Volunteers will sell Australian T-shirts, hats and flags and hand out "Know Your Australia" quizzes. A portion of the proceeds raised on Australia Day will benefit the victims of the devastating fires in Australia.

5:00 PM - City of San Diego presents a proclamation in front of North Park Brewing Company commemorating Australia Day 2020 in San Diego.

Locations:
Liberty Station
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North Park Beer Company
3038 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92104
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Saturday, January 25 - 11:00 AM

For more information, please contact: Martin Kruming at martin@kruming.com or call: (619) 281-0463
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM  Balboa Park Chinese New Year Festival Come experience lion dance, kung-fu performance, ethnic chinese food, and culture as the Chinese New year is celebrated at the International Cottages of Balboa Park.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Balboa Park Hall of Nations
2191 W. Pan American Road
San Diego, 92101
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Dates and times:
Saturday, January 25 - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday, January 26 - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
1:00 PM Discussion: No Human Being is Illegal How does the tech industry participate in exclusion and statelessness?

In Assam, India, Wipro Technologies built databases for recording citizenship that helped render 1.9 million people in India illegal.

There are large scale protests ongoing in India against these tech-facilitated changes to citizenship and related policy shifts that seek to make India a Hindu state.

Tech facilitated religious and racial exclusion is also happening in the US as companies like Palantir intensify data collection and speed up the tracking of people for arrest and deportation.

This learning club examines the role of tech workers in facilitating religious and racial exclusion and looks to the history of the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa to help us see these global shifts and learn from examples of organizing around ethics in tech.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Central Library
330 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, January 25 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
2:00 PM Talk: A Child's POV of the Nazis The Lemon Grove Historical Society (LGHS) continues its Remembrance Project with Dutch native Lou De Beer, a recipient of the Coronado Avenue of Heroes Award, in an eyewitness account of childhood under the Nazis and his Korean War combat experience.

See startling newsreel footage of the German occupation of The Netherlands. Hear about his American family held hostage in concentration camps.

The Remembrance Project is an LGHS initiative in partnership with the Lemon Grove Library, to explore massive world events and their impact on individuals and the home front.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Lemon Grove Library
3001 School Lane
Lemon Grove, CA 91945
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Saturday, January 25 - 2:00 OM to 4:00 PM
2:00 PM Shen Yun Chinese Music and Dance Shen Yun's vision expands theatrical experience into a multi-dimensional journey through the five millennia of traditional Chinese culture. Philosophers and poets alike seek harmony with the Dao, or "Way, " of the universe. Immerse yourself in the art of classical Chinese dance, hand-made costumes, a digital backdrop, and live orchestra.

Expatriate Chinese Falun Gong practitioners living in North America founded Shen Yun in 2006 in New York. The show features contemporary scenes of a political nature.

Admission/Cost: $80 - $210

Location:
San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 3rd Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times
Friday, January 24 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, January 25 - 2:00 PM
Saturday, January 25 - 7:30 PM
Sunday, January 26 - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday Have you ever wished you could go back and have a second chance at a decision you made back in your 20s? This lyrical Irish love story is set amidst tourists exploring the pubs and streets of James Joyce’s Ulysses. It captures the intensity of experiences that pass by fleetingly as an older couple retraces their steps to discover their younger selves.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $60

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 8 until Sunday, February 2, 2020
Wednesdays - 7:00 PM
Thursdays - 8:00 PM
Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
3:00 PM Stage: The Great Leap When an American basketball team travels to Beijing for an exhibition game in 1989, the drama goes deeper than the strain between countries. For two men with a past and one teen with a future, the game is a chance to claim personal victories on and off the court. Tensions rise right up to the final buzzer as a pivotal moment in history collides with the action in the arena. Sharp-witted and weighty, this perceptive new play explores the cultural and political risks of raising your voice and standing your ground.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $60

Location:
The Old Town Theatre
4040 Twiggs Street
San Diego, CA 92110
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from January 22 to February 16, 2020
Wednesdays and Thursdays - 7:30 PM
Fridays and Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 7:00 PM
Saturday Matinees - 3:00 PM
Sunday Matinees - 2:00 PM (except 2/2)
5:30 PM Celebration: Chinese Lunar New Year Banquet 2020 The San Diego Chinese Historical Society and Museum presents our Chinese New Year Banquet, to take place on Saturday, January 25th, 2020.

Please join us at Pearl Chinese Cuisine to celebrate the coming year of the Rat with festivities that you will not want to miss.

If you will be unable to attend, and would like to make a 100% tax-deductible donation to the Museum in lieu of purchasing seats at the banquet, you may do so via the Museum's PayPal site.

We look forward to seeing you at our Chinese New Year Banquet 2020.

Admission/Cost: $125

Location:
Pearl Chinese Cuisine
11666 Avena Place
San Diego, CA 92128
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Saturday,January 25 - 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
6:00 PM Year of the Rat Art Show Happy Lunar New Year!

Attention Artists: join the Rat Race and celebrate the Year of the Rat with local San Diego Artists!

This is a community art show. FREE to participate, and FREE to attend!

All Artwork must be submitted by Thursday, January 23rd, 8:00pm
Artwork must support the theme of "Rat"
Anyone may submit artwork (no age requirement)
Artists may only submit one piece of art

Art Submission Instructions:
Art must be ready to hang/display (if your art cannot be easily and SAFELY displayed on a hook, it will not be exhibited)

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
FX Dojo
Barracks 19, Ste 205
2690 Historic Decatur Rd
Liberty Station
San Diego, CA 92106
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Saturday, January 25 - 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
6:30 PM  Dance: Lakshmi Basile Flamenco show featuring Lakshmi Basile.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Cafe 21
802 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Saturday, January 25 - 6:30 PM
6:30 PM  Music: Matrida Umoja Band Join us for an evening of Congolese Gospel Music, presented by the popular Matrida Boazi David and her Umoja Band.

Concert at 6:30pm, followed by dinner, dancing and party. Everyone's welcome!

Donations accepted at the show to help support the Congolese refugee community in San Diego and Tanzania.

Hope to see you there! Asante!

Admission/Cost: FREE (Donations Welcome!)

Location:
St. Luke's Episcopal Church
3725 30th St
San Diego, CA 9210
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Saturday, January 25 - 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
7:00 PM Dance: Zikr With Whirling Dervishes Zikr will be led by Sheikh Serif Catalkaya of the Rifa'i-Marufi Sufi Order.

Sheik Catalkaya is visiting from Turkey, and has brought along whirling dervishes.

All are welcome; Zikr is a participatory event. Suggested donation $25.00 at the door.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $25

Location:
Dance Place San Diego
2650 Truxtun Road #106
San Diego, CA 92106
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Saturday, January 25 - 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
8:00 PM Music: Railroad Earth The ensemble's discography is observed by many as a love letter to folk & bluegrass greats like Woody Guthrie, but truer fans notice its deeper musical elements, steeped in Celtic and Cajun culture.

Ages 21+ Only

Admission/Cost: $25 - $27

Location:
Belly Up
143 South Cedros Ave, Solana Beach
San Diego, CA 92075
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Dates and times:
Friday, January 24 - 9:00 PM
Saturday, January 25 - 8:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday Have you ever wished you could go back and have a second chance at a decision you made back in your 20s? This lyrical Irish love story is set amidst tourists exploring the pubs and streets of James Joyce’s Ulysses. It captures the intensity of experiences that pass by fleetingly as an older couple retraces their steps to discover their younger selves.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $60

Location:
North Coast Repertory Theatre
987-D Lomas Santa Fe Drive
Solana Beach, CA 92075
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Wednesday, January 8 until Sunday, February 2, 2020
Wednesdays - 7:00 PM
Thursdays - 8:00 PM
Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Mama Mia! Donna, an independent hotelier in the Greek islands, is preparing for her daughter's wedding with the help of two old friends. Meanwhile Sophie, the spirited bride, has a plan.

She secretly invites three men from her mother's past in hope of meeting her real father and having him escort her down the aisle on her big day.

Brimming with all the hits you know and love such as: "Take A Chance On Me," "Dancing Queen," "Super Trooper," "The Winner Takes It All," and many more.

This show will have you dancing in and out of your seats reveling in the hit-makers that are ABBA!

"Mamma Mia! is a mega-hit that has audiences dancing in the aisles!" - Associated Press

Admission/Cost: $9.5

Location:
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Drive
San Diego, CA 92037
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, January 18 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, January 19 - 12:00 PM
Saturday, January 25 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, January 26 - 12:00 PM
Sunday, January 26 - 3:30 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation The plot of this Italian American comedy is near operatic: two men, two women and an overseeing matriarch - Aunt Mae. Huey is married to Janice, Aldo loves Janice, Teresa hates Janice. Huey also loves Teresa, and Janice shot Huey's dog. Throw in a balcony scene straight out of Cyrano de Bergerac, Tony and Tina's Wedding, and Jersey Shore, and you'll have some idea of what you are in store for! 18+

Directed by Charles Peters, this talented cast includes: Rhiannon McAfee, Marco Kengott, John DeCarlo, Lynnia Shanley & Gina Marie Cioffi.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $37

Location:
Legler Benbough Theatre
Alliant International University
9783 Avenue of Nations
San Diego, CA 92131
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from January 17 to February 16, 2020
Fridays, Saturdays - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: The Great Leap When an American basketball team travels to Beijing for an exhibition game in 1989, the drama goes deeper than the strain between countries. For two men with a past and one teen with a future, the game is a chance to claim personal victories on and off the court. Tensions rise right up to the final buzzer as a pivotal moment in history collides with the action in the arena. Sharp-witted and weighty, this perceptive new play explores the cultural and political risks of raising your voice and standing your ground.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $60

Location:
The Old Town Theatre
4040 Twiggs Street
San Diego, CA 92110
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from January 22 to February 16, 2020
Wednesdays and Thursdays - 7:30 PM
Fridays and Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 7:00 PM
Saturday Matinees - 3:00 PM
Sunday Matinees - 2:00 PM (except 2/2)
10:00 PM International Student Festival (WARNING) WARNING!!!!! IN ALL PROBABILITY THIS EVENT IS SOME SORT OF SCAM! We obtained the listing from Facebook, when we follow the link (which we did not publish) it shows the event to be in Vienna. Thankfully we did not publish links for tickets or the original facebook post! -- Editor
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