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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 25, 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

11:00 AM Film: Mind Game Nishi has always loved Myon since they were little. And now as adults, he wants to pursue his dream of becoming a manga artist and marrying his childhood sweetheart. There's one problem, though. She's already been proposed to and she thinks Nishi is too much of a wimp. But upon meeting the fiancé while at her family's diner and accepting him as a good guy, they encounter a couple Yakuza (Japanese mafia), only to have Nishi grasp a certain revelation. And, with his newly aquired look on life, adventures abound as he, Myon, and her sister Yan escape the Yakuza into a most unlikely location where they meet an old man...

Admission/Cost: $9

Location:
Ken Cinema
4061 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116
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Dates and times:
Saturday, February 24 - 11:59 AM to 1:42 AM
Sunday,February 25 - 11:00 AM to 12:43 PM

For more information, please visit: www.facebook.com
12:00 PM Chinese New Year Lion Dance World Foods Supermarket invites you to their Chinese New Year lion dance and firecracker show.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
World Foods Supermarket
5245 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92115
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Sunday, February 25 - 12:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.facebook.com
1:00 PM Art: Dongsheng Gao The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum is thrilled to have guest artist Mr. Dongsheng Gao join us for one day only as he visits the West Coast from China. Mr. Gao is an expert in a very unique art form: snuff bottle painting.

South China Morning Post says Mr. Gao is "one of the few remaining masters of the art which dates back to the late Ming dynasty (1368-1644), and involves painting through the neck of the pocket-sized crystal and glass bottles with ultra-fine brushes to depict traditional Chinese scenes, landscapes or portraits."

Mr. Gao will be giving a presentation on his specialized art form and will display many of the bottles he's painted over his career that has lasted over 30 years. He will also have bottles for purchase, and will also be customizing a few of them.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $5

Location:
Chuang Archive & Learning Center
541 B Second Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
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Sunday, February 25 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 338-9888 or visit: www.sdchm.org
1:00 PM San Diego Kuumba Fest Kuumbafest is San Diego's longest running and premier celebration of African-American expression, culture, and heritage.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $20

Location:
San Diego Repertory Theatre
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA92101
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Dates and times:
Thrusday, February 22- 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Friday, February 23 - 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 24 - 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, February 25 - 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.kuumbafest.com
2:00 PM International Cottage Sampler Program Enjoy dance, music and cultural costumes performed by many of the international cottages when House of Pacific Relations hosts their annual sampler program. Food will be available for purchase.

Admission: FREE

Location:
House of Pacific Relations
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
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Sunday, February 25 - 2:00 to 3:30 PM

For more information, please call (619) 234-0739 or visit: www.sdhpr.org
2:00 PM Stage: Safa's Story Blindspot Collective and Bocon present the world premiere of Catherine Hanna Schrock's drama, designed for young audiences and inspired by a local teenager's experience as a Zimbabwean immigrant. The piece, which will tour several San Diego schools, is done in the style of Forum Theatre, where during the show, audiences are challenged to explore tangible ways to support and empower the central characters. Schrock directs.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $25

Location:
Onstage Playhouse
291 Third Avenue
Chula Vista, CA 91910
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Dates and times:
Friday, February 23 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, February 24 - 2:00 PM
Saturday, February 24 - 7:00 PM
Sunday, February 25 - 2:00 PM
Sunday, February 25 - 7:00 PM
2:00 PM Music: Beat Quest Music is a passport that can take our imagination to a certain time and place. From swingin' jazz, to the "Habanera" from Carmen, to Beethoven's symphonies, we'll explore how these beats came to be, and how distinctive rhythms transport us to cities like Vienna, Seville and New Orleans. All aboard!

Admission/Cost: FREE - $25

Location:
San Diego Symphony
750 B Street
San Diego, CA 92101
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Sunday, February 25 - 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

For more information, please visit: www.facebook.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
7:00 PM Music: Herb Alpert & Lani Hall Trumpeter Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass band garnered six Grammy's, remained in Billboard's Top 10 for 81 consecutive weeks, and have nearly 30 discs recognized as gold or platinum for their work in the arts. In his 60 years of experience as a musician he has collaborated with hundreds of high profile artists, and been featured at events like the Superbowl and the Olympics. Take the chance to witness a living legend in brass performance.

Lani has the distinction of recording more than 22 albums in three different languages, four alongside her husband, and in 1983 she sang the title song for the James Bond film, "Never Say Never Again." In 1986 Hall earned her first Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Performance for her album, "Es Facil Amar". Her second Grammy was as a producer of Herb Alpert's "Steppin' Out" album that was awarded in January 2014. After establishing a successful solo career in music and becoming a wife and mother, Lani began to explore new creative outlets for her writing. "Emotional Memoirs & Short Stories" is her first book.

Admission/Cost: $65 - $114

Location:
Belly Up Tavern
143 S Cedros Ave
Solana Beach, CA 92075
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Sunday, February 25 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.bellyup.com
7:00 PM Stage: Safa's Story Blindspot Collective and Bocon present the world premiere of Catherine Hanna Schrock's drama, designed for young audiences and inspired by a local teenager's experience as a Zimbabwean immigrant. The piece, which will tour several San Diego schools, is done in the style of Forum Theatre, where during the show, audiences are challenged to explore tangible ways to support and empower the central characters. Schrock directs.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $25

Location:
Onstage Playhouse
291 Third Avenue
Chula Vista, CA 91910
MAP

Dates and times:
Friday, February 23 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, February 24 - 2:00 PM
Saturday, February 24 - 7:00 PM
Sunday, February 25 - 2:00 PM
Sunday, February 25 - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM House of Erzulie Book Launch Party Join author Kirsten Imani Kasai in celebrating the release of her newest novel with food, craft beer and wine during live performances by the author and guest readers. Stay afterward for a Q&A, book sales and signings. "The House of Erzulie" tells the eerily intertwined stories of an ill-fated young couple in the 1850s and the troubled historian who discovers their writings in the present day.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Tiger! Tiger!
3025 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92104
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Sunday, February 25 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

For more information, please visit: www.evensi.us
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, 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 The Benedetti Trio: George Harrison Tribute Fred Benedetti and his daughters Regina and Julia, in addition to performing a wide variety of popular music in numerous different venues around San Diego, also present a number of tribute concerts that honor rock and folk luminaries that are part of the soundtrack of our lives. As part of this effort, they have performed a number of concerts featuring individual members of the most prolific song-writing Beatles: John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison. Tonight they will pay tribute to George Harrison, who was a great devote and admirer of Indian spirituality and Indian classical music. It's not just the use of Indian instruments such as the sitar which displays Harrison's embrace of Indian music, much of the song writing that Harrison did was based on Indian musical ideas, forms, harmonies, scales, tempos and rhythms. As such, many of his most famous songs are set apart from other pop songs by their infusion with Indian musical ideas. Many people know about Fred's virtuoso ability on guitar, but his daughters are also astonishingly good vocalists. Not infrequently the Benedetti Trio is joined by great bass work of Jeff Pekarek who has played music with Fred since they were both in High School.

Admission/Cost: $15

Location:
Dizzy's
Musicians Union Hall
1717 Morena Boulevard
San Diego, 92110
MAP

Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 8 PM

For more information, please visit: www.dizzysjazz.com
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