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Friday, Jun 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day San Diego County Fair
10:00 AM Celebrate Immigrants in San Diego
7:00 PM Storytelling: Highland Games
8:00 PM Film: Schonefeld Boulevard
8:00 PM Stage: Mamma Mia!
8:00 PM Stage: The Tempest
8:00 PM Stage: Once
Saturday, Jun 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day San Diego County Fair
9:00 AM 45th Annual San Diego Scottish Highland Games
9:00 AM Art Workshop: Indian Miniature
9:30 AM Origami and Haiku
10:00 AM 16th Annual Art Club Show
11:30 AM Dance: Fatu Na Totō
4:00 PM Stage: Once
8:00 PM Music: Jungle Fire
8:00 PM Stage: Mamma Mia!
8:00 PM Stage: Once
11:55 PM Film: Spirited Away
Sunday, Jun 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day San Diego County Fair
9:00 AM 45th Annual San Diego Scottish Highland Games
10:30 AM Film: Das Wunder Von Bern
12:00 PM House of Sweden Midsummer Celebration
12:30 PM Book Signing: Priscilla Lister
1:00 PM Juneteenth Block Party
2:00 PM Book Signing: Lenore Wade
2:00 PM Stage: Once
6:30 PM Documentary: On Her Shoulders
7:00 PM Music: Pandora y Yuri
8:00 PM Music: Seu Jorge
8:00 PM Stage: Mamma Mia!
Monday, Jun 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Music: Oscar Aragon
Tuesday, Jun 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Lecture: NAFTA and U.S.-Mexico Relations
6:30 PM Dance Class: Kizomba
7:30 PM Stage: The King and I
Wednesday, Jun 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day San Diego County Fair
2:00 PM Stage: Once
6:00 PM Film: Wild Strawberries
6:00 PM Film: Murder on the Orient Express
6:30 PM Film: Coco
7:30 PM Stage: The King and I
7:30 PM Stage: Once
8:00 PM Music: Andy Statman
8:00 PM Stage: Mamma Mia!
9:00 PM Dance: Fatu Na Totō
Thursday, Jun 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day San Diego County Fair
10:30 AM Music: The Bayou Brothers
1:00 PM Art: Decoding the Language of Chinese Ceramics
1:00 PM Summer Reading Program: Japan 101
6:00 PM Italian Formaggio e Vino
6:00 PM Dance: Fatu Na Totō
6:30 PM Film: The Black Monk
7:00 PM Cooking Class: Street Tacos
7:00 PM Cooking Class: Street Tacos
7:00 PM Discussion: Sephardic Philosophy
7:30 PM Rascous Japanese Puppetry
7:30 PM Stage: The King and I
7:30 PM Stage: Once
8:00 PM Stage: Mamma Mia!
Friday, Jun 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day San Diego County Fair
7:00 PM Stage: Sense and Sensibility
7:00 PM Music: Sono
7:00 PM Cooking Class: Summer in Tuscany
7:30 PM Stage: The King and I
8:00 PM Film: Monsoon Wedding
8:00 PM Stage: Mamma Mia!
8:00 PM Stage: Once
Saturday, Jun 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day San Diego County Fair
10:00 AM Cooking Class: Street Tacos
12:00 PM Festival of International Food, Dessert and Beer
4:00 PM Stage: Once
7:00 PM Stage: Sense and Sensibility
7:30 PM Stage: The King and I
8:00 PM Stage: Mamma Mia!
8:00 PM Stage: Once
Sunday, Jul 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day San Diego County Fair
1:00 PM Dance: Fatu Na Totō
2:00 PM Stage: Sense and Sensibility
2:00 PM Stage: Once
3:00 PM Independence Festival at the Border
4:00 PM Cooking Class: Thai Street Food
6:30 PM Stage: The King and I
8:00 PM Music: The Young Dubliners
Monday, Jul 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: The Tempest
Tuesday, Jul 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Wednesday, Jul 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day San Diego County Fair
2:00 PM Stage: Once
7:30 PM Stage: Once
Thursday, Jul 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Discussion: Sephardic Philosophy
7:30 PM Stage: Once
Calendar

< Thursday, March 15, 2018 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Stage

A Thousand Splendid Suns
Until June 24, 2018

Mama Mia!
Until June 30, 2018

Avenue Q
Until July 1, 2018

Once
Until July 22, 2018

The Tempest
Until July 22, 2018

Exhibitions and Art

Epic Tales from Ancient India
Until September 3, 2018

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

12:00 PM My Lai Memorial Exhibit The My Lai Memorial Exhibit Program is coming to San Diego to honor the over two million civilians who were killed in the Vietnam War.

This is an interactive art exhibit and speakers' program, suitable for high-school age and above. This will be a critical look at the similarities between the My Lai Massacre of 50 years ago and today's wars.

Sponsored by San Diego Veterans For Peace, San Diego Peace Resource Center, and the American Friends Service Committee.

Exhibition dates, times and locations
Wednesday, March 14: World Beat Center
2:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Exhibit on display
7:30 PM - Speakers: Dennis Stout, Barry Ladendorf

Thursday, March 15: First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego
12:00 PM to 6:00 PM - Exhibit on display

Friday, March 16: First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego
2:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Exhibit on display
7:30 PM - Speakers Dennis Stout, Marjorie Cohn and Barry Ladendorf

Saturday, March 17: SD Peace Resource Center/Church of the Brethren
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Exhibit on display
6:30 PM - Speakers: Fernando Suarez del Solar, Lori Saldaņa and David Valladollid

Admission/Cost: FREE (Donations welcome)

Locations:
World Beat Center
2100 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101
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First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego
4190 Front St
San Diego, CA 92103
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SD Peace Resource Center/Church of the Brethren*
3850 Westgate Place
San Diego, CA 92105
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* The SD Peach Resource Center and the Church of the Brethren are co-located.

Dates and times:
Wednesday, March 14 - 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Thursday, March 15 - 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Friday, March 16 - 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, March 17 - 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM
12:45 PM Discussion: 77 Miles of Jewish Stories Don Harrison, local San Diego Jewish Historian, shares the fascinating story about the journey along Route 8 in San Diego, and its Jewish connections—including our Center!

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
College Avenue Center
6299 Capri Dr.
San Diego, CA 92120
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Thursday, March 15 - 12:45 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 637-3270
4:00 PM 25th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival Media Arts Center San Diego presents the 25th 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. There will be opening-night and closing-night parties with the 3rd 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.

Admission/Cost: For films - $12.00 General, $10.00 Students and Seniors. Festival packs and passes available.

Locations:
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 15 to March 25
Times and venues vary (see schedule below)

For more information on screenings and festival special events, please visit: www.2018.sdlatinofilm.com

FILM SCHEDULE

5:00 PM Discussion: South Asian and US-Mexico Border Histories Join UCSD South Asia Initiative for a talk and discussion with artist Sehba Sarwar (from Voices Breaking Boundaries), and UC San Diego graduate students Yessica Garcia-Hernandez (Ethnic Studies) and Sindhu Thirumalaisamy (Visual Arts), on Sarwar's art series, Borderlines.

Voices Breaking Boundaries' Borderlines series examines cross-cultural connections between North American and South Asian border regions. By tethering local community stories with international ones, Borderlines turns the city into a metaphor for international borders to unearth a complex narrative that challenges the stereotypes and misconceptions faced by migrant communities in border regions, and in undocumented communities in Houston.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Geisel Library Seuss Room
UCSD
9500 Gilman Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92093
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Thursday, March 15 - 5:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.southasia.ucsd.edu
5:00 PM Photographs of Cuba Opening reception for new exhibition by photographer Virginia Beahan, featuring photographs of Cuba since the normalization of U.S./Cuban relations in 2014.

Admision/Cost: FREE

Location:
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice
University of San Diego
5998 Alcalā Park,
San Diego, CA 92110
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Thursday, March 15 - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sandiego.edu or e-mail: [email protected]
6:00 PM Film: The Breadwinner Parvana is an 11-year-old girl who lives under Taliban rule in Afghanistan in 2001. After the wrongful arrest of her father, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy to support her family. Working alongside a friend, she soon discovers a new world of freedom and danger. Drawing strength from the fantastical stories she invents, Parvana embarks on an epic quest to find her father and reunite her family.

Admission/Cost: ???

Location:
Groundwork Books
0323 Old Student Center
University of California at San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Thursday, March 15 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 452-9625 or visit: www.facebook.com
6:30 PM Documentary: Historic Places With Elsa Sevilla This new, historically important, educational series focuses exclusively on the complex consequences involved in the contact between the native peoples of this region and the first European settlers arriving in the late 18th century.

Admission/Cost: $40 - $50

Location:
San Diego History Center
Balboa Park
1649 El Prado Suite #3
San Diego, CA 92101
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Thursday, March 15 - 6:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 232-6203 or visit: www.sandiegohistory.org
6:30 PM Food and Drink: Fiesta de la Vendimia February is grape harvest time across Peru and South America, when vines yield grapes that will be transformed into wine, as well as Peru's world-famous spirit—Pisco. The season culminates in March with Fiesta de la Vendimia, when locals and tourists celebrate the fruits of harvesting efforts!

Fiesta de la Vendimia has been celebrated in Peru since 1958, and Pisco Rotisserie & Cevicheria is bringing the celebration to SoCal!

Age Limit: 21+

Admission/Cost: $99

Location:
Pisco Rotisserie & Cevicheria
5970 Avenida Encinas
Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Wednesday, March 15 - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

For more information, please call: (760) 438-1212 or visit: www.eventbrite.com
7:00 PM Queer Film Festival The fourth annual Queer Film Festival will feature four thought-provoking international films about gender identity and sexual orientation:

The Danish Girl: Tuesday, February 13 - 7:00 PM to to 9:00 PM (UC 103AB)

Viva: Tuesday, February 27 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (Serra 212)

Audience-choice selection: Wednesday, March 7 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (UC 119)

"Chavela: Thursday, March 15 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (DAAAH Screening Patio)

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Various Locations
University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Dates and times:
Tuesday, February 13 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, February 27 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday, March 7 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Thursday, March 15 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sandiego.edu
7:00 PM Stage: Antigone Canyon Crest Academy stages Sophocles' great tragedy about obedience to higher laws. "What happens when idealism conflicts with societal responsibility? When what we vehemently believe is right is against the law,? Where is the line between protest and anarchy?"

Admission/Cost: $6 - $15

Location:
Canyon Crest Academy
5951 Village Center Loop Road
San Diego, CA 92130
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Dates and times:
Thursday, March 15 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, March 17 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, March 22 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Saturday, March 24 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday, March 30 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM Challah Circle During the Circle, you will learn how to make a holiday-themed challah, knead the dough, let it rise and shape it.

While the dough is rising, you can join in a text-based conversation or shmooze with your friends.

You'll leave with your ready-to-bake challah which will bring sweet and aromatic smells to your kitchen on Friday, in time for Shabbat.

Space is limited. Following your registration, you'll receive a list of basic supplies to bring to prepare your challah. All ingredients will be provided.

Admission/Cost: $10

Location:
Garfield Theater
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Dr
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Thursday, March 15 - 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 362-1348
7:30 PM Film: Leoni Charming and spoiled Gualtiero is left bankrupt after squandering his family's money. Unprepared to face this reality, he hatches a reckless plan to return to his previous lifestyle and find a way to fund his unconventional idea while keeping the Neapolitan mob at bay.

Admission/Cost: $8 - $12

Location:
Museum of Photographic Arts
1649 El Prado
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
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Thursday, March 15 - 7:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 238-7559 or visit: www.sandiegoitalianfilmfestival.com
7:30 PM Stage: A Little Night Music The Stephen Sondheim musical at Cygnet Theatre shines exactly how it should. Set in Sweden at the turn of the 19th century, multiple generations of individuals interconnected by love and fate eventually meet at the mansion of an aging matriarch. Class, gender, age, and expectations are confronted as the vocally-gifted ensemble sings its way through Sondheim's challenging lyrics and music. Karole Foreman as Desiree and her rendition of "Send in the Clowns," particularly moves. Flawless design elements, such as costumes by Jeanne Reith, enhance the beauty of an already must-see production.— Review by Jon Reimer

Admission/Cost: $43 - $64

Location:
Cygnet Theatre
4040 Twiggs Street
San Diego, CA 92110
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Dates and times:
Ongoing until Sunday, April 22 - 2018
Wednesdays, Thursdays Sundays - 7:30 PM
Fridays and Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 3:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM Stage: The Heir Apparent Penniless Eraste is in love with the fair Isabelle but her mother, Madame Argante, will permit the marriage only if Eraste can show he will inherit the estate of his rich but miserly Uncle Geronte. Unfortunately for Eraste, old Geronte has also fallen for the fair Isabelle, and plans to marry her and leave everything he owns to her—squashing the young love forever. Impersonating the old man and also two brash, disinherited relatives, Eraste's wily servant Crispin dictates a will favorable to his master (and to himself, of course), only to find that even the best laid plans come undone!

David Ives' adaptation is rich with flowing French couplets, and this joyful farce has everything working out in the end.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $50

Location:
Stagehouse Theatre
Grossmont College
8800 Grossmont College Dr.
El Cajon, CA
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from March 15 - March 24
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays - 7:30 PM
Additional shows Saturdays - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM Stage: Smoke on the Mountain The Great Depression is finally coming to an end and the Sanders Family Singers are back on the road again, but after this night Mt. Pleasant Baptist will never be the same!

Admission/Cost: $32 - $54

Location:
Avo Playhouse
303 Main St.
Vista CA 92084
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Ongoing from Thursday, March 1 until Sunday, March 18 - 2018
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays - 7:30 PM
Saturdays - 4:00 PM and 7:30 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: A Jewish Joke In 1950's Hollywood, at the height of the Communist Blacklist, when careers were ruined by a whisper, we meet irascible comedy screenwriter Bernie Lutz. Funny and lovable, Bernie has made his way up the ladder by being a spineless Hollywood sellout. Now, the night before a big red carpet premiere that will make Bernie's career, he has been asked to name names and give up his friend. He has one day to decide if he will accede to government demands and save his skin, or protect his friend and save his soul in the most serious decision of his life. One man's journey through a historical reality as well as into the depths of his own soul is at the heart of this multi-layered, compelling and relevant play.

Admission/Cost: $38

Location:
Moxie Theatre
6663 El Cajon Blvd.
San Diego, CA
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Dates and times:
Previews:
Wednesday March 14 to Saturday March 17 - 8:00 PM
Sunday March 18 - 7:00 PM

Opening Night:
Monday, March 19 - 7:00 PM

Regular Performances:
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
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