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Sunday, Feb 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Film: Mind Game
12:00 PM Chinese New Year Lion Dance
1:00 PM Art: Dongsheng Gao
1:00 PM San Diego Kuumba Fest
2:00 PM International Cottage Sampler Program
2:00 PM Stage: Safa's Story
2:00 PM Music: Beat Quest
2:00 PM Stage: Uncle Vanya
7:00 PM Music: Herb Alpert & Lani Hall
7:00 PM Stage: Safa's Story
7:00 PM House of Erzulie Book Launch Party
7:30 PM Stage: The Diary Of Anne Frank
8:00 PM The Benedetti Trio: George Harrison Tribute
Monday, Feb 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:45 PM Lecture: Why Vietnam Still Matters
4:30 PM Europe-China Relations: New Realities and Implications for the U.S.
6:00 PM Cooking Class: Shabbat San Diego Hamantaschen Bake
6:30 PM Film: Body/Bag and dancedance/ReVolution
Tuesday, Feb 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:30 PM Black History Month Film and Conversation Series
7:00 PM Queer Film Festival
7:00 PM Stage: Turandot
7:00 PM Stage: Uncle Vanya
7:30 PM Lecture: Bioarchaeology of the Lower Rio Verde, Oaxaca, Mexico
Wednesday, Feb 28
6:00 PM Film: Spirit of the Beehive
6:00 PM Cooking Class: Chef Javier Plascencia
6:30 PM Discussion: Trekking off the Beaten Path to Machu Picchu
6:30 PM Music: Dornob
7:00 PM East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes against Humanity
7:00 PM Book Signing: The Prince And The Dressmaker
7:00 PM Film: Concert for George
7:00 PM Stage: Uncle Vanya
Thursday, Mar 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM The Continuous Clapback: The Legacy of Language
5:00 PM Guest Lecture: Hung Liu—Summoning Ghosts
6:00 PM Chef Gilberto Morales, Haute Kumeyaay Cuisine
7:30 PM Stage: Othello
7:30 PM Book Signing: Call Me by Your Name
7:30 PM Stage: Three Sisters
8:00 PM La Jolla Music Society Presents Pierre-Laurent Aimard
Friday, Mar 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM San Diego Film Week
1:00 PM Lecture: The Role of Hunting in Anthropogeny
7:00 PM Stage: Turandot
7:30 PM Stage: Othello
7:30 PM Stage: Three Sisters
Saturday, Mar 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM Music: Edo Bayashi and Kotobuki Jishi Workshops with Eien Hunter-Ishikawa
10:00 AM San Diego Film Week
10:00 AM Art: Treasures from San Diego's University Libraries
12:30 PM Music: Edo Bayashi and Kotobuki Jishi Workshops with Eien Hunter-Ishikawa
2:00 PM Stage: Three Sisters
7:00 PM Music: Dornob
7:30 PM Stage: Othello
7:30 PM Music: Golden Bough
Sunday, Mar 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:30 AM Music: Edo Bayashi and Kotobuki Jishi Workshops with Eien Hunter-Ishikawa
10:00 AM San Diego Film Week
12:55 PM Dance: The Flames of Paris
2:00 PM Stage: Turandot
2:00 PM Stage: Three Sisters
2:15 PM Music: Edo Bayashi and Kotobuki Jishi Workshops with Eien Hunter-Ishikawa
6:00 PM Music: Brasil Jazz Festa
7:00 PM Music: Raga, Roots & Re-Imaginings
7:00 PM Music: Velvet Caravan
7:30 PM Stage: Three Sisters
Monday, Mar 5
10:00 AM San Diego Film Week
Tuesday, Mar 6
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM San Diego Film Week
7:00 PM Music: Descarga Cubana
7:00 PM Stage: Uncle Vanya
Wednesday, Mar 7
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM San Diego Film Week
7:00 PM Queer Film Festival
Thursday, Mar 8
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM San Diego Film Week
7:00 PM Film: Arrangiarsi
Friday, Mar 9
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM San Diego Film Week
8:00 PM Music: Up Dharma Down Live in San Diego
Saturday, Mar 10
10:00 AM San Diego Film Week
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< Friday, February 16, 2018 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Stage

Cloud Techtonics
Until February 24, 2018

Cardboard Piano
Until February 25, 2018

The Importance of Being Earnest
Until March 4, 2018

Exhibitions and Art

Age of the Baroque
Until February 13, 2018

Art of the Americas
Until February 18, 2018

Indonesian Shadow Puppets
Until March 1, 2018

Jewels of India
Until March 1, 2018

Recycled and Embroidered Textiles of Bengal
Until March 25, 2018

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

Art of East Asia
Until December 31, 2019

Arts of Iran
Until January 31, 2019

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

German Expressionism
Ongoing until December 31, 2019

Art Of The Open Air
Ongoing until February 13, 2018

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

Ensenada Mexico Pacific Ocean Coastal Tour

Baja Mexico Grand Tour

Tijuana Foodie Adventures

Other

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
5:00 PM Tet Festival Mira Mesa The 13th annual San Diego Tet Festival is one of the largest free community festivals in San Diego, celebrating the Lunar New Year. It is a large three-day celebration that celebrates the beginning of Spring and a fresh start to the New Year. San Diego Tet Festival 2018 will be celebrating the Year of the Dog.

The celebration will feature A-list Vietnamese singers and performers, lion dancing, firecrackers, the Miss Vietnam of San Diego pageant, Step-Up Dance, and Golden Voice. The San Diego Tet Festival is hosted by the nonprofit organizations Vietnamese-American Youth Alliance and The Vietnamese Federation of San Diego. Info: [email protected].

Admission/Cost:FREE

Location:
Mira Mesa Community Park
8575 New Salem Street
San Diego, CA 92126
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Dates and times:
Friday, February 16 - 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, February 17 - 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, February 18 - 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

For more information, please call visit: www.sdtet.com
5:00 PM Tijuana Contemporary Art Show: Closing Reception Collaboration between The Front Arte Cultura (SD) & Relaciones Inesperadas (TJ) with the participation of facilitators and participants of the Contemporary Art Production Program in Tijuana MX.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
The Front
147 W. San Ysidro Boulevard
San Ysidro, CA 92173
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Friday, February 16 - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
5:30 PM Discussion: Read Like A Girl WMC Book Club was created by the Women's Museum of California. The club reads one feminist book each month. Discussion meetings take place on every third Friday.

The book for February is "Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza" by Gloria E. Anzaldúa. Anzaldúa, a Chicana native of Texas, explores in prose and poetry the murky, precarious existence of those living on the frontier between cultures and languages. Writing in a lyrical mixture of Spanish and English that is her unique heritage, she meditates on the condition of Chicanos in Anglo culture, women in Hispanic culture, and lesbians in the straight world.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
The Womens Museum of California
2730 Historic Dcatur Road, Barracks 16 #103
San Diego, CA 92106
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Friday, February 16 - 5:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 233-7963 or visit: www.womensmuseumca.org
6:15 PM Sports: Evolutionary Aikido Aikido is a modern Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba as a synthesis of his martial studies, philosophy and religious beliefs.

Ueshiba's goal was to create an art that practitioners could use to defend themselves while also protecting their attacker from injury.

Aikdo of San Diego will host a seminar that will allow you to explore the Japanese Martial Art.

Admission/Cost: $139 - $179

Location:
Aikido of San Diego
6356 Riverdale St
San Diego, CA 92120
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Dates and times:
Friday, February 16 - 6:15 PM to 8:30 PM
Saturday, February 17 - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday,February 18 - 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 993-2454 or visit: www.aikidosd.com
7:00 PM Music: Como la Flor The Como la Flor Band is the trendsetter when it comes to Selena tributes. The band was founded in 2011 in the small town of Holtville, California. Dedicated to the loyal fans, Como la Flor has worked hard and with the upmost humbleness and respect to bring the Selena experience to fans with so much detail. The visual demeanor of our singer, Karol, is uncanny to the "Tex-Mex Queen," so much that at many venues the audience immediately responds to her appearance, and when she begins to sing...the audience can´t believe what they are experiencing—it's as if Selena is really there on stage before them. Age limit: 21+

Admission/Cost: $20 - $22

Location:
Music Box
1337 India Street
San Diego, CA 92101
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Friday, February 16 - 7:00 PM
7:30 PM Stage: The Diary of Anne Frank Pickwick Players presents a gripping new adaptation of "The Diary of Anne Frank," by Wendy Kesselman, from the original stage play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett.

This show highlights newly discovered writings from the diary of Anne Frank as well as survivor accounts, which are interwoven to create a contemporary, impassioned story of the lives of people persecuted under Nazi rule.

This is an adaptation for a new generation able to confront the true horrors of the Holocaust.

Location:
Off Broadway Live
9490 Cuyamaca St.
Santee, CA 92071
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Admission/Cost: $15 - $23
Opening night is $3 more and includes a champagne reception afterwards.

Dates and times:
From February 16 to February 25
Friday, February 16 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 17 - 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 18 - 2:00 PM
Friday, February 23 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 24 - 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 25 - 7:30 PM
8:00 PM San Diego Ballet: Ritmos Latinos Samba! Rhumba! Cha-Cha-Cha! Get swept away by the sizzling tempo and rhythms of SDB's latest world premiere, written and performed live by jazz icon Gilbert Castellanos and San Diego's hottest Latin jazz musicians. Also on the program is last year's evocative Noche De Ronda, set the misc of Mexico's beloved composer, Agustin Lara.

Director's Notes:

"I try to include at least one piece that has a Latin American influence in the season. This year the company is going one better. We are making a commitment to establish an annual evening of Latin-influenced dance in our seasons from now on.

"Of course, the centerpiece of the evening is the return of Gilbert Castellanos' "Audaz," which we commissioned for the company last year.

"Dancing to live music is always such a treat for the dancers, but it doesn't necessarily make things easier, especially, when that music is jazz based. It means that the dancers have to keep more on top of their game because the piece can sound very different from one night to the next. Dance and music should be having a dialogue with each other. In this case, it's always a new experience from night to night.

"'Three Latin American Sketches' is a piece of music that has been rolling around in my head for over a decade. I have known that I wanted to do something with it, but couldn't figure out the shape that it should take. In the past I have used our choreographer's concert, 'Dance Gallery,' to experiment with possible pieces for the season. That was the case with this piece. I worked on some movement for two of the three pieces and the larger piece revealed itself to me.

"While based in classical ballet, the movement has taken some flavor from Mexican imagery and folk dance. It is also a bit of a exploration of a piece of music that sounds simple but is actually very complicated.

"The third piece on this program is going to be a bit of a surprise, but here is a hint… it will be a bit of a nod to the Valentine's season… en español." -Javier Velasco, Artistic Director

Admission/Cost: $35 - $50

Location:
Lyceum Theatre
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA
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Dates and times
Friday, February 16 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 17 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 18 - 2:30 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Cardboard Piano Diversionary Theatre stages the West Coast premiere of Hansol Jung's drama. Chris, daughter of an American missionary, falls in love with a local teenage girl in Northern Uganda. They meet in a church and exchange vows, but the civil war outside invades their fragile union. Jacole Kitchen directs.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $50

Location:
Diversionary Theatre
4545 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92116
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Dates and times:
Ongoing until Sunday, February 25 - 2018
Thursdays - 7:00 PM
Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
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