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Wednesday, May 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Thursday, May 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:30 AM Talk: Trade Routes and the Evolving Geopolitics of the Middle East
5:00 PM Talk: China's Ideological Spectrum
7:00 PM Music: Celtic Women Voices of Angels
7:30 PM Makaha Sons and Keikilani & Leo Lindsey
Friday, May 26
All Day Conference: Housing Across Borders - Mexican and U.S. Housing in Perspective
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Lebanese Food Festival
6:30 PM Modern Japan Concert Series
8:30 PM Music: Park Junghyun (Lena Park)
Saturday, May 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Lebanese Food Festival
12:30 PM Street Food Tour
2:00 PM French Culture Lecture Series & Kids Storytime
2:00 PM Ethiopian Experience: Feast + Cultural Journey
7:30 PM Music: Park Junghyun (Lena Park)
8:00 PM Stage: The Revolutionists
Sunday, May 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Lebanese Food Festival
2:00 PM Stage: The Revolutionists
2:00 PM Jimmy & Enrique
2:00 PM Antonio F. Vianna: Far from Ordinary
4:00 PM Street Food Tour
Monday, May 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, May 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Wednesday, May 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Thursday, Jun 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: The Revolutionists
Friday, Jun 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: The Revolutionists
Saturday, Jun 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM Music: CWM Summer Series, Caribbean Inspiration
8:00 PM Stage: The Revolutionists
Sunday, Jun 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: The Revolutionists
Monday, Jun 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Jun 6
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

< Friday, March 24, 2017 >

All Day Ongoing and Extended Events


Exhibitions and Art

Sherlock Holmes And The Clocktower Mystery
Until June 4, 2017

American and European Folk Art
Until June 18, 2017

American And European Folk Art From The Permanent Collection
Until June 25, 2017

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

Dan McCleary, Etchings And Studies: Taller De Grabado Oaxaca 2000 - 2016
Ongoing until April 9, 2017


Art Exhibition: Kulvinder Kaur Dhew & Bruce Dehnert
Ongoing until April 26, 2017

Art Exhibition: Louis M. Schmidt 'Persons Unknown'
Ongoing until April 23, 2017

San Diego Potters' Guild Presents 'East-West'
Ongoing until April 3, 2017

Noé Olivas Quinceañera Project
Ongoing until April 30, 2017

Kanban, Traditional Shop Signs Of Japan
Ongoing until October 8, 2017


Kids Meet Mandarin
Ongoing Fridays

Chinese Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Spanish Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Bilingual Storytime
Ongoing Fridays

Classes and Workshops

Tai Chi Workshop
Ongoing Saturdays

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

French Conversation Class: "Le Polar Dans Tous Ses Etats"
Ongoing until March 29, 2017

French For Foodies: A Table!
Ongoing until March 30, 2017

Cultural Tours and Excursions

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 Street Eats
Ongoing, Select Saturdays

Tijuana Brewery Tour
Ongoing, Select Saturdays

Tijuana Market Hop
Ongoing, Select Sundays

Tijuana Seafood Food Tour
Ongoing Saturdays

Tijuana Foodie Adventure
Ongoing Saturdays,Tuesdays,Sundays

Ensenada Mexico Pacific Ocean Coastal Tour

Baja Mexico Grand Tour

Tijuana Foodie Adventures

Brews + Chews & Views: Tijuana Walking Tour
Ongoing Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays until Wednesday, December 27, 2017


Jane Austen's Emma, English High Tea And Dinner Theater
Until April 2, 2017

Tea with The Bard
Ongoing, first Sunday of each month

Kirtan Musical Meditation
Ongoing, Thursdays

Frankie & Maria's Italian Wedding, A Not-So-Ordinary Interactive Dinner Theater
Ongoing, Saturdays, Fridays

Jewish Film Festival
Ongoing, Everyday

Belly Dance Greek Dinner Show
Ongoing, Fridays, Saturdays

Haad Sai Thai Food
Ongoing, Thursday

4:00 PM 24th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival Media Arts Center San Diego presents the 24th annual San Diego Latino Film Festival. The festival will occupy five screens for eleven days and will present over 160 films from Latin America, the United States, and Spain as well as Opening Night and Closing Night Parties, the 2nd Annual Sonido Latino Beer & Wine Festival, Q&A sessions with visiting filmmakers, and free student outreach screenings. Audiences will have the rare opportunity to meet filmmakers and actors from all over the world.

Film Listings by Day:
Thursday, March 16 - Films start at 4:00 PM
Friday, March 17 - Films start at 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 18 - Films start at Noon
Sunday, March 19 - Films start at Noon
Monday, March 20 - Films start at 4:00 PM
Tuesday, March 21 - Films start at 4:00 PM
Wednesday, March 22 - Films start at 4:00 PM
Thursday, March 23 - Films start at 4:00 PM
Friday, March 24 - Films start at 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 25 - Films start at Noon
Sunday, March 26 - Films start at Noon

Film Listings by Type:
Animation Comedy Crime
Dark Comedy Documentary Drama Dramedy
Horror Musical Comedy Romance Romantic Comedy
Shorts Sports Thriller

Admission/Cost: For films - $11.50 General, $9.50 Students and Seniors. Festival packs and passes availible.

AMC Fashion Valley
AMC 18 Fashion Valley Cinema
7037 Friars Road
San Diego, CA 92108

Media Arts Center
2921 El Cajon Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92104

Dates and times:
Ongoing from March 16 to March 26

For more information, please visit:
5:00 PM Women's International Film Festival San Diego This annual international film festival is hosted by the Women's Museum of California in Liberty Station, and was created to celebrate women's stories and experiences through film.

The goal is to select films that represent the diversity of women from around the world. This festival gives independent female film makers a platform, and allows women focused issues to come alive on screen.

Admission/Cost: $50 - $300

The Lot
Liberty Station
2620 Truxtun Road
San Diego, CA 92106

Dates and times:
Friday, March 24 - 5:00 PM
Saturday, March 25 - 10:00 AM
Sunday, March 26 - 9:00 AM


March 24
5:00 PM - Red Carpet & VIP Reception
6:00 PM - "Different Flowers" screening
8:00 PM - Panel discussion

March 25
10:00 AM - Short Films Block: "The Things We Do They Don't Understand," "The Vanished," "Juliet Remembered," "Lucy in My Eyes"
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Panel sessions
5:00 PM - VIP reception
6:00 PM - "I Am Jane Doe" screening
8:00 PM - Panel discussion

March 26
9:00 AM - Short Films Block: "Five Awake," "Parthian"
10:00 AM - "The Peace Agency" screening
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Panel sessions
5:00 PM - VIP Reception
6:00 PM - "Alive and Kicking" screening
8:00 PM - Panel discussion

For more information, please visit:
6:00 PM Hawaiian Music With Waipuna Waipuna - A five time Na Hoku Hanohano Award winning group including Waipuna's album, E Hoi Mai, won a 2012 Na Hoku Hanohano Award for Group of the Year. Best known for their new and classical takes on Hawaiian mele, Waipuna has been able to share their music beyond Hawaii to the continental U.S. and Japan. Waipuna members are Kale Hannahs, Matt Sproat and David Kamakahi.

Patrick Landeza - In 2013 he won the Na Hoku Hanohano for his album Slack Key Huaka'i - not because the award is the most prestigious, but because it signified a sea-change in how the Hawaiian music industry regards mainland Hawaiian musicians. Never before had a mainland-based musician won the award and, as he accepted it, Patrick stated that "Just because I was born and raised in Berkeley, California, it never made me any less Hawaiian."

The Jean Kalani Dancers - The Jean Kalani Dancers are a non-commercial hula halau with a primary focus is on the perpetuation of our Hawaiian culture based in San Diego, CA.

RSVP on Facebook and invite friends and family!

Admission/Cost: $35

San Diego Performing Arts Center
4579 Mission Gorge Place
San Diego, CA 92120

Friday, March 24 - 6:00 PM

For more information, please visit:
6:00 PM Lommok Radio's 1st Anniversary Celebration Lommok Radio's 1st anniversary celebration featuring Sons of the Marianas.

Featuring artists from the Marianas and stateside
- JJ Concepcion;
- Parker Yobei;
- Roman Tudela Jr.;
- Shiabebok Pangelinan, son of the +Legenday Frank Pangelinan Bokkongo;
- Oston Saralu Granson of the Legendary +Larry Saralu;
- Shawn Wolford from Marianas Homegrown;
- Vince and Josh Namaleg; and
- an opening act by Guam's very own Chamorro comedian Peter J. Santos.

...And more.

This is a all ages event. Food and drinks, including alcoholic beverages, will will be served.

Advance ticket purchase - $15 (General seating no table admission); $40 (VIP table seating)
Tickets at the door - $25 (General seating admission); $50 (VIP table seating)

WorldBeat Cultural Center
2100 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA

Friday, March 24 - 6:00 PM

For more information, please visit:
6:30 PM Taste Of Opera Cooking Class: 'La Traviata' La Traviata takes the opera enthusiast to luxurious parties and the celebration of Carnival. In this class, Chef Katherine has created a menu that will have you dancing in the streets, while Nicolas Reveles, master opera educator, entertains and informs you of the fine points of one of the most popular and best-loved operas in the world, "La Traviata."

Recipes: Crab Stuffed Artichoke Bottom with Blanc de Noir Butter Sauce; Grilled Radicchio Salad with Sweet and Spicy Hazelnuts, Seasonal Berries, Bacon Lardons and Black Current Vinaigrette; Spinach and Pine Nut Stuffed Beef Tenderloin with Peppercorn Sauce; Oven Roasted Parmesan Tomatoes; Spiced Sweet Potatoes; Fruit Compote with Champagne Sabaglione.

This is not a hands on cooking class. All dishes are gluten free.

Admission/Cost: $49

The Curious Fork
512 Via de la Valle
Suite 102
Solana Beach, CA 92075

Friday, March 24 - 6:30 PM

For more information, please visit:
7:00 PM A Night of Classical Iranian Music Mahtab Nadalian is an Iranian Santoor player who graduated from the College of Fine Arts at University of Tehran. She had her high school studies from 2004 to 2010 at Tehran Music Conservatory, where she had maestro Arfa' Atraee as her Santour teacher. Mahtab has performed in many music festivals such as Iranian Women's Music Festival, Tehran Youth Music Festival and Fajr International Music Festival, to name a few. She is currently studying Audio Recording Technology at Houston Community College.

Milad Jahadi was born in 1983 in Qazvin. He started his Tombak lessons with Hamidreza Maghsudi and later studied with Rashid Kakavand and Pezhham Akhawas. He started Daf in 2002 and continued his music lessons with Dr. Hossien Meissami who taught him music theory. Milad performed with the Horakhsh and Sama ensembles as well as with the late Ostad Jalal Zolfonoun. He migrated to the US in 2011 where he continued his musical activities, performing and teaching both adult and children at the Iranian School of San Diego. He has performed with Dr. Hossien Omoumi.

Admission/Cost: FREE Please RSVP

UC San Diego Department of Music
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
La Jolla, CA 92093

Friday, March 24 - 7:00 PM

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8:00 PM Stage: The Dresser Based on the author's own experiences as dresser to Sir Donald Wolfit, this bracing, heartbreaking drama is an elegy to a by-gone era. Backstage at a theatre in the English provinces during World War II, Sir, the last of the great breed of English actor/managers, is in a bad way tonight, as his dresser Norman tries valiantly to prepare him to go on stage as King Lear. Unsure of his lines as well as who and where he is supposed to be, Sir is adamantly determined to roar his last.

Admission/Cost: $17 - $20

Lamplighters Community Theater
5915 Severin Drive
La Mesa, CA

Dates and times:
March 19 until April 16
Fridays and Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit:
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