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Friday, May 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Film: Firefly Dreams
6:00 PM Film: Coco
7:00 PM City Heights Dance Festival
7:30 PM Music: Natalia Lafourcade
8:00 PM Film: Hin Und Weg (Tour De Force)
8:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Saturday, May 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Harmony in Action Cross-Cultural Non-Profits Fair
1:00 PM Piñata Festival
2:00 PM Book Signing: Madeline Swidler Scott
2:00 PM Film: Satoyama
2:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
3:00 PM Music: Breizh Amerika
6:00 PM Music and Dance: Samahan
6:30 PM Stage: Moana
7:00 PM Music: Jenni Rivera Tribute Concert
7:00 PM City Heights Dance Festival
7:30 PM Music: Breizh Amerika
7:30 PM Film: Moana
8:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Sunday, May 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:30 AM German Film: Quatsch Und Die Nasenbärbande (Fiddlesticks)
11:00 AM 38th Annual Ethnic Food Fair
2:00 PM City Heights Dance Festival
2:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
7:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Monday, May 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, May 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Les Misérables
7:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
7:30 PM Lecture: 1918-Death In Vienna, City Of Dreams
7:30 PM Music: Chano Dominguez
Wednesday, May 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Film: Goodbye Christopher Robin
6:00 PM Film: America's Untold Story
7:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
7:00 PM Stage: Les Misérables
Thursday, May 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:00 PM Talk: The Rise and Fall of a Fraud Investigator in China
6:10 PM Padres Italian Heritage Night
6:30 PM Panel Discussion: Cross-Border Legal Transactions for Artists
8:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Friday, Jun 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Food: Tijuana Renaissance/Feast For the Heart
6:30 PM Lecture: Kumeyaay Ethnobotany
7:00 PM Beer & Sake Festival
7:00 PM Stage: Les Misérables
8:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Saturday, Jun 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 AM Talk: AfroFuturism Dream Tank
10:00 AM UCSD Powwow
11:00 AM Music: Sam Hinton Folk Festival
11:00 AM Noodle Competition with Mike Chen
12:00 PM House of Denmark Lawn Program
2:00 PM Ukrainian Embroidery Workshop
2:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
2:30 PM Music: From Russia with Love
3:00 PM Mabuhay Festival: Philippine Independence Day
6:00 PM Book Signing: Wherever You Go, They Are There
6:00 PM Music: Scripps Mariachi Festival
6:30 PM Film: Moulin Rouge
7:00 PM Stage: Les Misérables
8:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Sunday, Jun 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Japanese Cultural Bazaar
11:00 AM House of England Lawn Program
2:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
3:00 PM Music: African Sanctus
5:00 PM Music: Manohara Sangeetham
7:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
7:00 PM Stage: Les Misérables
7:30 PM Music: Mexican Regional
Monday, Jun 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Jun 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
7:30 PM Lecture: 1918-Death In Vienna, City Of Dreams
Wednesday, Jun 6
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 PM Talk: Kumeyaay Ethnobotany
7:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Thursday, Jun 7
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Calendar

< Monday, February 12, 2018 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Stage

The Sisters Rosensweig
Until May 27, 2018

Les Miserables
Until June 3, 2018

The Madres
Until June 10, 2018

A Thousand Splendid Suns
Until June 24, 2018

Exhibitions and Art

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 San Diego Jewish Film Festival The 28th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival runs February 8-18. The 11-day event is the largest Jewish cultural event in San Diego and draws over 17,000 attendees annually to more than 70 screenings. Features San Diego film premieres, international guest filmmakers, and juried and audience choice awards. Screenings will be shown at five locations. This year the festival will showcase a total of 58 films of the best contemporary Jewish-themed films from around the world celebrating life, human rights and freedom of expression.

Admission/Cost: $12.25 - $15.25, Festival pass $275

Full Festival Schedule

Search for Individual Films (note: choose film and then the date):


Location:
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Drive
San Diego, CA 92037
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Ongoing from February 8 to 18, 2018

For more information, please call: (858) 362-1348 or visit: www.sdcjc.org
9:00 AM 16th Annual Paper Theatre Festival This scale-model educational toy is being rediscovered and celebrated at a free festival and exhibition in the Seuss Room of Geisel Library UC San Diego.

Paper theatre, which is also called "table top theatre" or "toy theatre," dates back to the Victorian Era. Families constructed these theatres from poster kits with scripts, scenery sheets, as well as paper doll "actors."

In the Victorian Era, theatrical playhouses printed fine souvenir posters showing the architectural elements of their theatre. Aspects of set design were shown on the posters along with representations of actual actors of the company (shown in costume from any particular production). Condensed scripts accompanied these poster kits, and paper doll players were soon seen in lively productions on table tops in homes, while introducing many aspects of theatre arts to producers and performers of all ages.

From these posters families and hobbyists would cut out the proscenium, the curtain, etc., to create a scale model of a specific theatre. These paper theatre hobbyists ended up learning much about scenic design, lighting effects, sound effects, music cues, acting and directing—all through this paper theatre toy.

Theatre-goers often bought these paper theatre posters as souvenirs promoting an actual production they saw. Those living far from the theatre district ordered paper theatres from a catalog and had them delivered to their homes in town as an educational toy. A lot of cutting and pasting was involved but hours of educational fun and artistic exploration would follow. The many two-dimensional layers of a paper theatre add up to something with surprising depth and charm.


Exhibit and accompanying live events of this Paper Theatre Festival are free and open to the public.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Geisel Library
UCSD
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
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Dates and times:
Saturday, February 10 - 12:00 noon to 5:00 PM
Sunday, February 11 - 12:00 noon to 5:00 PM
Monday, February 12 - 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM

For more information, please call (858) 822-5758
10:00 AM Seaworld Lunar New Year Join in a family-fun event celebrating the Lunar New Year with Pan-Asian entertainment and food. "The sights, sounds and aromas of Asia will come alive at this premier cultural celebration." Enjoy a Chinese acrobat show along with local performers, artisans and culinary offerings. As 2018 is the Year of the Dog, the park will feature a new Puppy Garden where you can cuddle and take photos with puppies while learning about adopting animals from local shelters.

Admission/Cost: $69.99

Location:
Seaworld
500 Sea World Drive
San Diego, CA 92109
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Saturday, February 10 until Sunday, February 25, 2018
Mondays through Sundays - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 226-3901 or visit:10:00 AM
Lecture: The Romance Of Ruins: American Painters And The Italian Landscape The ancient Greek and Roman ruins that dot the Italian landscape from the Roman Campagna to Paestum and Sicily provided an irresistible lure for many American painters throughout the nineteenth century.

Artists such as Washington Allston, Thomas Cole, George Inness, Frederick Edwin Church, Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Moran and countless others took inspiration from the tangible echoes of the Classical past to create romantic evocations of a vanished civilization.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Timken Museum of Art
1500 El Prado
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Monday, February 12 - 10:00 AM

12:00 PM 16th Annual Paper Theatre Festival This scale-model educational toy is being rediscovered and celebrated at a free festival and exhibition in the Seuss Room of Geisel Library UC San Diego.

Paper theatre, which is also called "table top theatre" or "toy theatre," dates back to the Victorian Era. Families constructed these theatres from poster kits with scripts, scenery sheets, as well as paper doll "actors."

In the Victorian Era, theatrical playhouses printed fine souvenir posters showing the architectural elements of their theatre. Aspects of set design were shown on the posters along with representations of actual actors of the company (shown in costume from any particular production). Condensed scripts accompanied these poster kits, and paper doll players were soon seen in lively productions on table tops in homes, while introducing many aspects of theatre arts to producers and performers of all ages.

From these posters families and hobbyists would cut out the proscenium, the curtain, etc., to create a scale model of a specific theatre. These paper theatre hobbyists ended up learning much about scenic design, lighting effects, sound effects, music cues, acting and directing—all through this paper theatre toy.

Theatre-goers often bought these paper theatre posters as souvenirs promoting an actual production they saw. Those living far from the theatre district ordered paper theatres from a catalog and had them delivered to their homes in town as an educational toy. A lot of cutting and pasting was involved but hours of educational fun and artistic exploration would follow. The many two-dimensional layers of a paper theatre add up to something with surprising depth and charm.

Exhibit and accompanying live events of this Paper Theatre Festival are free and open to the public.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Geisel Library
UCSD
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, February 10 - 12:00 noon to 5:00 PM
Sunday, February 11 - 12:00 noon to 5:00 PM
Monday, February 12 - 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM

For more information, please call (858) 822-5758
6:00 PM Music: Dornob As part of the SDSU Music Department's World Music Series, Dornob will present classical, folk, and original music from Iran.

Dornob is a collective of musicians who've been playing Iranian music(s) in San Diego since 1985. Their goals, in addition to friendship and fun, include learning the musical tradition, fostering creativity, and crossing cultural bridges.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $20

Location:
J. Dayton Smith Recital Hall
SDSU Music Building
5500 Campanile Dr.
San Diego, CA 92182
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Monday, February 12 - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.facebook.com
6:00 PM Talk: The Racial Glass Ceiling Roy L. Brooks, JD, Warren Distinguished Professor of Law at USD and author of "Racial Injustice in the Age of Obama" and "When Sorry Isn't Enough: The Controversy Over Apologies and Reparations for Human Injustice," will discuss themes from his new book, "The Racial Glass Ceiling: Subordination in American Law and Culture." (Yale University Press, 2017.) In this work Brooks explores the socioeconomic, judicial and cultural conditions confronted by African Americans today, defining the problem as one of racial subordination, or "the act of impeding racial progress in pursuit of nonracist interests," and offering a solution that draws upon distinctively American virtues.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location
Mother Rosalie Hill Hall
Warren Auditorium
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA
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Monday, February 12 - 6:00 PM
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