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Saturday, Feb 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM KPBS World Thinking Day
10:00 AM Black Comix Day
2:00 PM Talk: Comedia Italian Style
2:30 PM  California's American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival
6:00 PM Cajun Festival
6:00 PM Gaslamp Mardi Gras Party Hop
7:00 PM French Baroque Music: Couperin, Charpentier, Rameau
7:00 PM Concert: The Music Of William Grant Still
7:30 PM  San Diego International Jewish Film Festival
8:00 PM Music: Amber Liu, Meg & Dia, Justin Park
8:00 PM Music: Immigrant Songs
8:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
8:00 PM Stage: She Loves Me
9:00 PM Comedy: Rex Navaarrete
Sunday, Feb 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Black Comix Day
12:30 PM  San Diego International Jewish Film Festival
2:00 PM International Cottage Sampler Program
2:00 PM Stage: She Loves Me
5:00 PM Concert: The Music Of William Grant Still
7:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
8:00 PM  The Benedetti Trio: George Harrison Tribute
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
Calendar

< Friday, February 21, 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


•< a href=//./index.php?module=calendar&calendar[view]=event&id=21087">Yiddish for Beginners
Ongoing Sundays
10:00 AM Talk: Growing Up In West Berlin During The Cold War “It felt like we were living in a zoo,” says Elke Ertle who grew up in West Berlin during the Cold War. “As we went about our daily lives, the world watched us from the other side of the 12-foot-high barrier that encircled us.”

In conjunction with the Coffee and Books program at the Santee Library, Elke shares snippets from her memoir, "Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom."

Rather than an account of escaping across the Berlin Wall under gun fire, "Walled-In" is a coming-of-age story. It focuses on the city’s Cold War history and the challenges of living in West Berlin at that time, all seen through the eyes of a teenager. She talks about what it was like to grow up on the frontier of the East/West divide, what it was like to grow up in the shadow of the Berlin Wall, what it was like to grow up behind parental walls that were even higher than the brick-and-mortar wall and the lessons she learned from the experiences.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Santee Library
9225 Carlton Hills Blvd # 17
Santee, CA 92071
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Friday, February 21 - 10:00 AM
1:00 PM Talk: Exploring the Origins of Today’s Humans Where did we humans come from? When did we become the dominant species on the planet? Available evidence indicates that all humans living today are derived from a relatively small population that arose in Africa beginning >200,000 years ago, spreading throughout Africa and eventually the rest of the planet. In the course of this diaspora, we mated with other human-like species and assimilated some of their DNA, but eventually replaced all of these other close evolutionary cousins, without exception - leaving only one human species today. A flood of new information from Ancient DNA, Fossils, Archeology and Population Studies calls us to revisit the matter, summarizing knowledge and updating conclusions since the last CARTA symposium on the subject six years ago.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Salk Institute
10010 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037 USA
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Friday, February 21 - 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM
1:30 PM  San Diego International Jewish Film Festival The 30th annual San Diego International Jewish Film Festival will be held February 12 (Special Underwriter Preview Night), February 13-23, 2020. We use various venues throughout San Diego County, playing to roughly 20,000 patrons every year. Since its inception in 1990, the SDIJFF has become one of the largest and most prestigious film festivals of its kind, and has the highest attendance of any Jewish cultural event in San Diego County.

The SDIJFF presents feature-length documentary, narrative and animated films along with a national and international roster of guest speakers and directors. We offer an array of films that depict elements of Jewish life, history and culture or are films by Jewish directors (which possibly have no Jewish content). The film festival also includes a collection of short films (Brews & Views), a film for teens, and a film for young adults in their 20’s, 30's and 40’s.

Schedule of Films

Admission/Cost: $13.25 - $16.25 (for individual screenings, passes available)

Locations:
Clairemont Reading Cinemas
4665 Clairemont Drive
San Diego, CA 92117
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Museum of Photographic Arts
Balboa Park
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037
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La Paloma Theatre
471 South Coast Hwy 101
Encinitas, CA 92024
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White Labs
9495 Candida Street
San Diego, CA 92126
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Dates and times:
From Wednesday, February 12 to Sunday, February 23, 2020
(When films or special events start)
Wednesday, February 12 - 7:00 PM (Underwriter Night)
Thursday, February 13 - 7:00 PM (Opening Night)
Friday, February 14 - 1:30 PM
Saturday, February 15 - 7:00 PM
Sunday, February 16 - 2:30 PM
Monday, February 17 - 1:30 PM
Tuesday, February 18 - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, February 19 - 2:30 PM
Thursday, February 20 - 4:00 PM
Friday, February 21 - 1:30 PM
Saturday, February 22 - 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 23 - 12:30 PM
6:00 PM Where The Light Travels: Portraits Of San Diego Refugee Students Outside The Lens presents Where The Light Travels: Portraits of San Diego Refugee Students - a collection of collaborative portraiture and audio interviews. Each individual in this exhibition is the face of a wider story - the story of their journey, family, resilience, and joy.

The medium of large format was more commonly used during a time when photography was less accessible and less democratic. An aim of this project was to subvert that context and use this format to photograph an often overlooked and marginalized community. The time and care needed for each shot on a large format camera, with its intricate and antiquated handling, is a way to honor these incredible young people and help to bring attention to themselves and their stories.

In partnership with the San Diego Refugee Tutoring program.

All images shot on a 4x5 large format film camera by Outside the Lens Media Educator and photographer Jana McBeath.

About Outside the Lens: The mission of Outside the Lens is to empower youth to use digital media to create change within themselves, their community and their world.

About San Diego Refugee Tutoring Program: San Diego Refugee Tutoring program is an organization whose mission is to achieve social justice through educational access for refugee students in eastern City Heights.

About the Artist: Jana McBeath is a photographer and teaching artist based in San Diego. Originally from England, she received her BA (Hons) and MA from Manchester School of Art. She is driven by her fascination with the world and her work explores boundaries, change and the transition of things, places and states of being. Her passion is analogue photography and her work spans from the abstract through to documentary portraiture.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
You Belong Here
3619 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92104
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Friday, February 21 - 6:00 PM
6:00 PM Gaslamp Mardi Gras Party Hop Enjoy nightclubs, live music venues, restaurants and bars along the famous Fifth Avenue. Dress Festive in Mardi Gras colors (purple, gold and green). Put on your dancing shoes. All the presenting parties are along Fifth Avenue and within walking distance from each other. Purchase your ticket in person or online. In-person purchase: you will receive all the passes and drink tickets in advance, and can begin anytime. Online purchases: you will receive an e-ticket for admission. Bring your print-out or smart phone to the exclusive Opening Party/Will Call between 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM on event day. We will scan it and issue your Party Gras Party Passport, passes, drink tickets and a map with pre-planned routes. You may follow the suggested routes or crawl at your own pace.

Age limit: 21+

Admission/Cost: $29 - $70

Location:
Gaslamp Quarter
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Friday, February 21 - 6:00 PM
Saturday, February 22 - 6:00 PM
Tuesday, February 25 - 6:00 PM
7:00 PM Music: BeauSoleil with Michael Doucet & Sarah Quintana The evening kicks off with Michael Doucet and Sarah Quintana performing music from their new album, Lacher Prise (Let it Go). Doucet describes the album as an eclectic mix of styles including New Orleans rhythm & blues, Southwest Louisiana rock ‘n roll, as well as his own interpretations of zydeco and Cajun, infused with sounds of the French Caribbean. For the second half of the show, Michael is joined by BeauSoleil for a set featuring your favorite Cajun music. For the past 40 years, BeauSoleil has been making some of the most potent and popular Cajun music on the planet. Born out of the rich Acadian ancestry of its members, and driven by Michael Doucet’s fiddle playing and vocals, BeauSoleil is notorious for bringing even the most staid audience to its feet.

Admission/Cost: $30 - $35

Location:
Museum of Making Music
5790 Armada Drive
Carlsbad, 92008
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Friday, February 21 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
7:00 PM Comedy: Rex Navaarrete As seen on Lopez Tonight, Rex In The City on MTV Philippines (1st ever Stand-up/Sit-com to broadcast in Asia), “The Nut Shack” on Myx and The Filipino Channel (1st ever Filipino American animated series), Rex Files: Pinoy Undercover segment on ABS-CBN's Stateside & 6 Stand-Up Comedy Specials (Badly Browned, Husky Boy, Bastos, Hella Pinoy, Bad-ass Madapaka & Komik Organik).

Age limit: 21+

Admission/Cost: $10 - $20

Location:
The American Comedy Company
818 Sixth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Friday, February 21 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday, February 21 - 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Saturday, February 22 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, February 22 - 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Sunday, February 23 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
7:00 PM Film: Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice This film explores the life an dwork of Minoru (Min) Yasui, including his family's WWII experience in Japanese internment camps, s well as his post-war struggle for human and civil rights. Narrated by George Takei. Directed by Will Doollittle and Holly Yasui.

The international Film Series is co-sponsored by the MiraCosta College International and Film departments. All films are presented in the original language with English subtitles. Admission is free. Sorry, no food or drink allowed in the Theatre.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Room OC3601 (Little Theatre)
1 Barnard Dr.
MiraCosta College
Oceanside, CA
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Friday, February 21 - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM French Baroque Music Concert The Pleasures of Versailles. The palace of Versailles was conceived by King Louis XIV during the 1660s as a residence and royal pleasure dome which assumed monumental proportions, becoming increasingly important as a center for music. The distinctive elegance and beauty of the French Baroque peels back the curtain on the decadent magnificence of the Sun King's playground. We welcome special guest and distinguished performer on viola da gamba, Catharina Meints.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $50

Location:
All Souls' Episcopal Church
1475 Catalina Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92107
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Friday, February 21 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
7:30 PM Music: Téada Téada, one of Ireland's leading traditional bands, begins their national tour in San Diego on Friday, Feb. 21. Driven by the timeless, expressive force of traditional music inherited from past generations, Téada has been described as “at the cutting edge of the next generation of Irish musicians…with a fierce familiarity with the old ways.” (Irish Music Magazine)

The 2020 tour features the legendary musician Séamus Begley from West Kerry, named Ireland's 'Traditional Singer of the Year' (TG4 Awards) and known for his fiery accordion playing and famous wit. Special guest will be champion stepdancer and Ventura, CA native Samantha Harvey, who shines with a unique repertoire of Irish sean nos (old style) and Ottawa Valley step dance.

Oisín Mac Diarmada - fiddle
Séamus Begley - vocals / button accordion
Sean Gavin - uilleann pipes / flute
Patrick Doocey - guitar
Samantha Harvey - dance

Admission/Cost: $25, at the door.

Location:
Bethany Lutheran Church
2051 Sunset Cliffs Blvd.
San Diego, CA
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Friday, February 21 - 7:30 PM
7:30 PM  California's American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival The California's American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival will highlight current films from American Indian filmmakers, producers, directors, and actors.

The California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center (CICSC) at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) is proud to present the 2018 San Diego American Indian Film Festival.

California's American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival (CAIIFF) is offering audiences in San Diego County the finest work in American Indian film and media on an annual basis. The CAIIFF will highlight the best of current films from American Indian filmmakers, producers, directors, and actors working through Indian Country.

The CAIIFF, located in Southern California, is located in an area that is home to the largest number of Indian reservations in the region and we will be able to reach unprecedented numbers of tribal people and the surrounding community. The festival offers an event that promises not only exclusive viewings, but includes three days of interactive dialogues with film industry professionals, selected panel discussions and opportunity for Q&A sessions after each screening.

Admission/Cost: $10 per screening (Saturday Matinee Free)

Location:
Pechanga Resort & Casino
333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd
San Marcos, CA 92096
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Dates and times:
Thursday, February 20 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday, February 21 - 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, February 22 - 2:30 PM to 8:00 PM
8:00 PM Music: Hutchins Consort with Winifred Horan Featuring Winifred Horan, Irish Fiddle and the McNalley composition “The 8 Immortals.” The Hutchins Consort plays on the eight scaled violins designed and built by luthier Dr. Carleen Hutchins, whose research into the acoustic properties of string instruments resulted in an innovative process called free-plate tuning; a precise method of refining the top and back plates of a violin before it is assembled to bring it to peak acoustic performance.The fruits of her labor are the eight Hutchins violins, ranging in size from the 18.5-inch treble to the 7.2-foot contrabass. Like all violins, these instruments capture the emotional element of the music. But they have the additional advantage of being crafted as a complete set with the same harmonic DNA - giving them the ability to produce a unique array of sounds that add a new dimension to the works they perform.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $35

Location:
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Encinitas
890 Balour Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Friday, February 21 - 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane The Greek god Dionysus returns to the modern world disguised as the butch gardener Diane, whose secret mission is to seduce mortal followers and restore the earth to its natural state. Where better to begin than with four real housewives from New Jersey?

Admission/Cost: $77 - $89

Location:
Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre
1363 Old Globe Way
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Thursday, February 13 until Sunday, March 8, 2020
Tuesdays - 7:00 PM
Wednesdays - 7:00 PM
Thursdays - 8:00 PM
Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 7:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: She Loves Me Set in a 1930s European perfumery, we meet shop clerks, Amalia and Georg, who, more often than not, don’t see eye to eye. After both respond to a “lonely hearts advertisement” in the newspaper, they now live for the love letters that they exchange, but the identity of their admirers remains unknown.

Admission/Cost: $30 - $70

Location:
Horton Grand Theatre
444 Fourth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Ongoing until Sunday, March 8, 2020
Wednesdays - 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Thursdays - 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Fridays - 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Saturdays - 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
9:00 PM Comedy: Rex Navaarrete As seen on Lopez Tonight, Rex In The City on MTV Philippines (1st ever Stand-up/Sit-com to broadcast in Asia), “The Nut Shack” on Myx and The Filipino Channel (1st ever Filipino American animated series), Rex Files: Pinoy Undercover segment on ABS-CBN's Stateside & 6 Stand-Up Comedy Specials (Badly Browned, Husky Boy, Bastos, Hella Pinoy, Bad-ass Madapaka & Komik Organik).

Age limit: 21+

Admission/Cost: $10 - $20

Location:
The American Comedy Company
818 Sixth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Friday, February 21 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday, February 21 - 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Saturday, February 22 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, February 22 - 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Sunday, February 23 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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