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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
Friday, Jun 8
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Calendar

< Sunday, February 18, 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
10:00 AM 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
10:00 AM Chinese New Year Celebration Prayer service, offering of the annual incense, light offerings, wishing bells, and auspicious souvenirs. February 15: Chinese New Year's Eve Celebration. February 16 and 17: open to public. February 18 Chinese New Year Festival.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
San Diego Buddhist Association
4536 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92116
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Dates and times:
Thursday, February 15 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Friday, February 16 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday, February 17 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday, February 18 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
2:00 PM Cooking Workshops: French Macarons Made Easy This class will walk you through the step-by-step techniques for making these classic cookies and fillings. By the end of class you see just how easy it is to make these delicate French jewels.

Admission/Cost: $40

Location:
Freshly Prepped
4070 Bonita Road
Bonita,
San Diego, CA 91902
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Sunday, February 18 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.eventbrite.com
2:00 PM Song of the Angels Flute Orchestra 22 flutists will perform on flutes of all sizes as the LA-based Song of the Angels Flute Orchestra joins with harpist Naomi Alter and tenor Egan Carroll. The concert includes Puccini arias, the Handel Harp Concerto, lilting folk melodies of England and Wales, music by Vivaldi, Rutter, Faure and more. Flute students—bring your flute to join on the finale and receive a half-price ticket rebate. Concert followed by a Valentine's reception on the ocean-view patio.

Admission/Cost: $20

Location:
Encinitas Library
540 Cornish Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Sunday, February 18 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
2:00 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.

Multiple dates from Feb 16 - Feb 25, 2018[days & times]

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
2:00 PM House of India Lawn Program India, colourful and vibrant, is a land as diverse as its people. This nation is a mosaic of faiths, cultures, customs and languages that blend harmoniously to form a composite whole. In India, dance is an age-old tradition. This vast sub-continent has given birth to varied forms of dancing, each shaped by the influences of a particular period and environment. All Indian dances portray some expression of life and almost every dance posture has a specific meaning. Different states in India have different and colorful folk dances.

House of India showcases India's rich culture and cuisine by active participation in Lawn Programs, the Ethnic Food Fair and December Nights at Balboa Park. This page showcases some performance photos of dances originating from various parts of India.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
House of India Lawn & Outdoor Stage
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
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Sunday, February 18 - 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

For more information, please visit: www.houseofindia.com
2:00 PM Stage: Uncle Vanya The Old Globe stages Anton Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya," a Globe-commissioned world-premiere new translation by Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. This exhilarating revival pairs one of the greatest plays ever written with the world's most celebrated translators of Russian literature.

Vanya and his niece Sonya struggle to care for the estate owned by Vanya's brother-in-law, a wealthy and celebrated professor. When this local legend returns with a beautiful new wife and announces his plans to sell the estate, hidden passions explode and the lives of the entire family come undone.

Performed in an unusually intimate and conversational style, this staging of "Uncle Vanya" provides an up-close encounter with a classic of world drama.

Admission/Cost: $36 - $86

Location:
Old Globe Theatre
1363 Old Globe Way
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from February 10 to March 11, 2018
Tuesdays - 7:00 PM (additional show 2/13 - 2:30 PM)
Wednesdays - 7:00 PM (additional show 2/28 - 2:00 PM)
Thursdays & Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 2:00 PM (except 2/10 & 3/3) and 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM (except 2/11) and 7:00 PM
2:00 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
2:00 PM Stage: Vietgone The San Diego Repertory Theatre stages Qui Nguyen's "love story like no other." At the end of the Vietnam War, Quang and Tong fall in love in a refugee camp in Arkansas, then take a life-changing trip across America. Jesca Prudencio directs the piece, performed with a mash-up of comic book aesthetics, martial arts and hip-hop.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $65

Location:
San Diego Repertory Theatre
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA
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Ongoing from Wednesday, January 31 until Sunday, February 18 - 2018
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 Tribute to the Reggae Legends $5 of each ticket sold on Giving Tuesday will support My Chosen Vessel's Sustainable Clean Water Program for the Maasai in Kenya. In addition, a percentage will also go to support WorldBeat Cultural Center's free programming.

Admission/Cost: $30 - $60

Location:
WorldBeat Cultural Center
2100 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Saturday, February 17 - 3:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Sunday, February 18 - 3:00 PM to 11:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 230-1190 or visit: www.bobfestsandiego.com
3:00 PM Music: Celtic Harp Enjoy the gorgeous sound of the Celtic harp!

With over 20 years of professional experience, Amy Lynn Kanner will perform classical: Pachelbel's "Canon" and Debussy's "Clair de Lune"; Renaissance: Praetorious' "Terpsichore"; and popular: "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" to "A Thousand Years" and "Stairway to Heaven" and more.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Mission Trails Regional Park
1 Father Junipero Serra Trail
San Diego, CA 92119
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Sunday, February 18 - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM Chinese New Year Celebration Ring in Chinese New Year with the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum. They will be hosting their Annual Chinese New Year Celebration at Jasmine Seafood Restaurant. Welcome the Year of the Dog with a dinner banquet and surprise performances. Come in your best festive attire.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Jasmine Seafood Restaurant
4609 Convoy Street, Suite A
San Diego, CA 92111
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Sunday, February 18 - 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
6:00 PM Music: Te Amo Tango Where music meets dance, "embrace your passion" with the Tango Alma and Camarada.

Todd Martin and Marizabel Arango, California's finest in the art of the tango, have traveled across the continent with some of the greatest tango dancers the world has ever known.

Their mastery of technique, emotion and nuance will bring the music of Astor Piazzolla and Raul Jaurena's bandoneon to life. Get ready to fall in love with Camarada's "Te Amo Tango."

Admission/Cost: $15 - $50

Location:
Mingei International Museum
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
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Sunday, February 18 - 6:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 231-3702 or visit: www.camarada.org
7:00 PM Stage: Vietgone The San Diego Repertory Theatre stages Qui Nguyen's "love story like no other." At the end of the Vietnam War, Quang and Tong fall in love in a refugee camp in Arkansas, then take a life-changing trip across America. Jesca Prudencio directs the piece, performed with a mash-up of comic book aesthetics, martial arts, and hip-hop.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $65

Location:
San Diego Repertory Theatre
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA
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Ongoing from Wednesday, January 31 until Sunday, February 18 - 2018
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
7:30 PM International Guitar Night International Guitar Night (IGN) is North America's premier mobile guitar festival, bringing together the world's foremost acoustic guitarists to perform their latest original compositions. This year gypsy jazz legend Lulo Reinhardt (Germany) will return as guest host, along with young Canadian sensation Calum Graham, classical Marek Pasieczeny (Poland), and award-winning American guitarist Michael Chapdelaine.

Admission/Cost: $30 - $40

Location:
California Center for the Arts
340 N. Escondido Boulevard, Escondido
San Diego, CA 92025
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Sunday, February 18 - 7:30 PM

For more information, please call: (800) 988-4253 or visit: www.artcenter.org
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
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