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Friday, May 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Film: Firefly Dreams
6:00 PM Film: Coco
7:00 PM City Heights Dance Festival
7:30 PM Music: Natalia Lafourcade
8:00 PM Film: Hin Und Weg (Tour De Force)
8:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
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
Calendar

< Saturday, March 25, 2017 >


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

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

Location:
CSU San Marcos
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA 92096
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Saturday, March 25 - 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.chelusd.org
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

Location:
The Lot
Liberty Station
2620 Truxtun Road
San Diego, CA 92106
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Dates and times:
Friday, March 24 - 5:00 PM
Saturday, March 25 - 10:00 AM
Sunday, March 26 - 9:00 AM

Schedule:

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: www.womensmuseumca.org
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

Location:
Spreckels Organ Pavilion
1549 El Prado
San Diego,CA
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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

Location:
Embarcadero Marina Park South
200 Marina Pkwy
San Diego, CA
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Dates and times:
Saturday, March 25 - 11:00 AM
Sunday, March 26 - 11:30 AM

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

Location:
Casa del Prado Building
Room 101 (Majorca)
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Saturday, March 25 - 11:00 AM
Sunday, March 26 - 11:00 AM

For more information, please visit: www.takasumi-e.com
12:00 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:
Adventure
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.

Locations:
AMC Fashion Valley
Location:
AMC 18 Fashion Valley Cinema
7037 Friars Road
San Diego, CA 92108
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Media Arts Center
2921 El Cajon Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92104
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from March 16 to March 26

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

Location:
Poway Center for the Performing Arts
15498 Espola Road
Poway, CA
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Saturday, March 25 - 1:00 PM

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

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

Location:
City Farmers Nursery
3110 Euclid Avenue
San Diego, CA 92115
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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)

Location:
WorldBeat Cultural Center
2100 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA
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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

Location:
Old Globe Theatre
1363 Old Globe Way
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA
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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: www.theoldglobe.org, or call 619) 234-5623.
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