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Wednesday, Aug 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Film: The Lady from Shanghai
7:00 PM Stage: Robin Hood
7:30 PM Music: David Buchbinder
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
Thursday, Aug 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM San Diego Underground Film Festival
8:00 PM Film: Séraphine
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
Friday, Aug 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:30 PM Dance Program at the College Avenue Center
5:00 PM Carlsbad Music Festival
5:00 PM Balboa Park After Dark
6:00 PM SDIKFF: Opening Gala
6:00 PM Sand Sculpture Art Festival
6:00 PM Music: The New Orleans Swinging Gypsies
7:00 PM Music: Kourosh Taghavi
7:00 PM San Diego Underground Film Festival
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
9:00 PM Film: Sila and the Gate Keepers of the Arctic
Saturday, Aug 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Sand Sculpture Art Festival
10:00 AM La Vuelta Cultural Street Festival
12:00 PM House of Mexico
12:00 PM Imperial Avenue Street Festival
12:00 PM San Diego Underground Film Festival
2:00 PM Stage: Robin Hood
4:00 PM Music: Flamenco Arana
5:30 PM Film: Moana
6:00 PM Taste Of The Philippines With Dakila
7:30 PM Film: The Postman
8:00 PM Lecture: Insights from Archaeological and Historical Investigations
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
11:00 PM SDIKFF: Screenwriters Panel
Sunday, Aug 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Sand Sculpture Art Festival
11:00 AM House of Palestine
12:00 PM Carlsbad Music Festival
12:00 PM San Diego Underground Film Festival
2:00 PM Music: Jimmy & Enrique
2:00 PM International Fashion Show
2:00 PM Art: Lei Tang
2:00 PM Stage: Robin Hood
3:00 PM Stage: Mexihco
6:00 PM Music: Ottmar Liebert
7:00 PM Stage: Robin Hood
7:30 PM Music: Ozomatli
7:30 PM Music: Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes & Tonio Bailardo
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
Monday, Aug 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:30 PM Weinheitsgebot: German food and drink
7:00 PM Shakespeare Film Screenings At The Globe
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
Tuesday, Aug 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Class: Beginner level Irish Gaelic
7:00 PM Stage: Robin Hood
Wednesday, Aug 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Film: Spare Parts
7:00 PM Stage: Robin Hood
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
Thursday, Aug 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Film: Film Screening and Discussion with Artist Trinh Mai
8:00 PM Film: Midnight in Paris
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
Friday, Sep 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:00 PM Balboa Park After Dark
6:00 PM Powwow at Barona
7:30 PM The Night Owls: Noche de Lechuza
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
Saturday, Sep 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM Powwow at Barona
2:00 PM Young Geun Lee: Opening Reception
2:00 PM Stage: Robin Hood
5:00 PM Transition Lines: Closing Reception
8:00 PM Music: Pato Banton
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
Sunday, Sep 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM House of Ukraine Lawn Program
1:00 PM Powwow at Barona
2:00 PM Stage: Robin Hood
7:00 PM Stage: Robin Hood
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
Monday, Sep 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM Music: Theo and the Zydeco Patrol
Tuesday, Sep 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
7:00 PM Class: Beginner level Irish Gaelic
7:30 PM Stage: Wild Goose Dreams

< Saturday, March 25, 2017 >

All Day Ongoing and Extended Events


The Taming of the Shrew
Until August 20, 2017

Until August 27, 2017

Robin Hood
Until September 3, 2017

Until September 10, 2017

Exhibitions and Art

American and European Folk Art
Until August 20, 2017

We Are Here/Estamos Aqui
Until October 29, 2017

Trappings: Homage to the Horse and Other Steeds
Until November 12, 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

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

Irish Gaelic Conversation Circle
Ongoing Tuesdays - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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

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


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

9:00 AM Chamorro Cultural Festival The Chamorro Festival celebrates the arts, culture, customs, and people of the Mariana Islands (Guam, Saipan, Rota, and Tinian) with music and cultural dance performances, educational workshops, cultural foods, and an array of products "to accentuate the Chamorro in everyone."

This year's theme is "Ta Na' La'la' Gi Halom i Famagu'onta…i Lengguahita yan Kutturata" which translates as "Let It Live from Within Our Children…Our Language and Our Culture."

Admission/Cost: FREE

CSU San Marcos
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA 92096

Saturday, March 25 - 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

For more information, please visit:
10:00 AM 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:
11:00 AM San Diego Sings! Festival San Diego Sings! is a festival that features top choral groups from San Diego all performing together.

More than 1,000 voices will sing "The Gift of Singing," a song written by California composer Kirke Mechem. It will be conducted by beloved local choral conductor, David Chase.

Planned and presented by the Choral Consortium of San Diego, the 22 choral groups will also perform their own sets.

Groups scheduled to appear include: Choral Club of San Diego, Encore Vocal Ensemble, Escondido Choral Arts Center Children's Chorus Escondido Choral Arts Center Chorale, First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego Women's Chorus, Key of She, La Jolla Renaissance Singers, La Jolla Symphony Chorus, La Rondalla De San Diego, Pacific Coast Chorale, Pacific Coast Harmony, Pacific Women's Chorus, Pacificaires/Cedar Center Chorus, Peninsula Singers, SACRA/PROFANA, San Diego Children's Choir, San Diego Chinese Choral Society, San Diego Gay Men's Chorus, San Diego North Coast Singers Youth Chorus and Sorelle Women's Chamber Chorus, San Diego Sun Harbor Barbershop Chorus, San Diego Women's Chorus, and Temecula Preparatory School Mixed Choir.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Spreckels Organ Pavilion
1549 El Prado
San Diego,CA

Saturday, March 25 - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM Tequila & Taco Music Festival San Diego's Tequila & Taco Music Festival will be making its debut at the beautiful Embarcadero Marina Park South in Downtown San Diego on the weekend of March 25 and 26, 2017.

Tequila sampling: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Saturday Only). No Tequila Sampling on Sunday, but enjoy an afternoon sipping on an assortment of margaritas.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $60

Embarcadero Marina Park South
200 Marina Pkwy
San Diego, CA

Dates and times:
Saturday, March 25 - 11:00 AM
Sunday, March 26 - 11:30 AM

For more information, please visit:
11:00 AM Japanese Brush Painting Art Exhibition Join the Friends of Taka Sumi-e brush painting society members as they explore The Year of the Rooster in paintings, fashions, painting demonstration, music and more. This is the 15th annual exhibition, which takes place in Room 101. Friends of Taka society members are also students at the San Diego Community College Continuing Education program.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Casa del Prado Building
Room 101 (Majorca)
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101

Dates and times:
Saturday, March 25 - 11:00 AM
Sunday, March 26 - 11:00 AM

For more information, please visit:
1:00 PM Vivaldi's 'The Four Seasons' & 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' Southern California Ballet presents an afternoon of glorious ballet with harmonious masterpieces by Antonio Vivaldi and Felix Mendelssohn to benefit needs and merit-based scholarships.

Opening the afternoon is Vivaldi's iconic work "The Four Seasons," a world premiere of choreography by Martha Leebolt and Tobias Batley using the 2012 recomposition by neoclassical German composer Max Richter. Ms. Leebolt and Mr. Batley, award winning dancers and former principal dancers with Northern Ballet in Leeds, England, enjoyed outstanding careers as dance partners and interpreters and will assume co-artistic directorship of SCB in September 2017.

The feature ballet is "A Midsummer Night's Dream," choreographed by Sylvia Palmer-Zetler to music composed by Felix Mendelssohn for Shakespeare's time-honored play. The story centers on the magical intertwining of humans and fairies in the forest, and is as romantic and classical as it is playful. This whimsical drama is danced by Southern California Ballet company and academy dancers with guest dancers Shawn Burgess, Vincent Padilla, Jeremy Power and actress Kenda Vance.

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" is one of Ms. Palmer-Zetler's most noteworthy productions and a fitting tribute to her 30 years as Artistic Director of Southern California Ballet. A celebratory gathering will be held after the performance to introduce Ms. Leebolt and Mr. Batley and applaud Ms. Palmer-Zetler's legacy.

Admission/Cost: $16 - $38

Poway Center for the Performing Arts
15498 Espola Road
Poway, CA

Saturday, March 25 - 1:00 PM

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1:00 PM Nowruz, the Persian New Year Celebration Celebrate Nowruz, the Persian New Year, and Spring with Persian dance by Arabina Dance Troupe and crafts for the children.

Admission/Cost: FREE

El Cajon Library
201 E. Douglas Avenue
El Cajon, CA 92020

Saturday, March 25 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
3:00 PM Miso Making Workshop In this hands-on workshop, you will learn all about miso, a magical fermented bean paste that originated in Japan many centuries ago. Miso is full of umami and is used to flavor everything from soups to marinades and salad dressings, stir-fries, to eggs.

Cool weather is ideal for making miso, when the air is relatively free of contaminating microorganisms. Miso prepared during cold months will be ready by the following November, after the summer heat subsides and fall breezes set in.

• Learn: We will talk about the history of miso, its many different forms, and then make a large batch using various legumes.
• Taste: You'll get to taste various misos to understand the fermentation process.
• Do: You'll get to pack a mason jar full of miso to take home (but you'll have to wait almost a year to eat it)!
• Eat: Then we'll enjoy one of the most popular miso dishes-- homemade soup!

Admission/Cost: $32.50 - $35

City Farmers Nursery
3110 Euclid Avenue
San Diego, CA 92115

Saturday, March 25 - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM Music and Dance: Noche Cubana San Diego's favorite celebration of Cuban music, dance and culture returns with a spring installment! Enjoy live music & dance performances, dine authentic Cuban cuisine and dance the night away on an open dance floor! Complementary Salsa lesson included!

This family-friendly, all-ages event with something for everyone features performances by Havana artist, El Cubanísímo, the Conga sounds of Tambores de mi Cuba, the positive world dance vibe of Afro-Cuban infused HipHop duo, In-Flow and the Latin dance moves of Divas Dance Co.

Enjoy the best of Cuban classic and contemporary dance music all night! Delicious traditional cuisine and beverages will be available for purchase.

Admission/Cost: $20 (At the door)

WorldBeat Cultural Center
2100 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA

Saturday, March 25 - 7:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Red Velvet The Old Globe stages "Red Velvet," a stirring drama that transports audiences to the turbulent backstage world of London's Theatre Royal in the early 1800s.

Edmund Kean, the greatest actor of his generation, can't go on tonight as Othello, and his company is in disarray. A young American actor named Ira Aldridge arrives to step into the role—but no black man has ever played Othello on the English stage.

His groundbreaking performance upends stage tradition and changes the lives of everyone involved.

Lolita Chakrabarti's multi-award-winning play uncovers the fascinating true story of a pivotal figure in theater history. Visionary director Rachel Chavkin returns to The Old Globe with a stunningly theatrical production of a play that the London Telegraph called "informative, entertaining, and thought-provoking."

Admission/Cost: $34 - $98

Old Globe Theatre
1363 Old Globe Way
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA

Dates and times:
March 25 until April 30
Tuesdays - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, April 19 - 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM;
All other Wednesdays - 7:00 PM
Thursdays - 8:00 PM
Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturday, March 25 and Saturday, April 22 - 8:00 PM;
All other Saturdays - 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 26 - 7:00 PM;
All other Sundays - 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM

For tickets or more information, please visit:, or call 619) 234-5623.
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