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Monday, Apr 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM Film: Chicano Legacy
3:30 PM Film: Coco
5:30 PM Discussion: Holocaust Remembrance
5:40 PM SDAFF Spring Showcase
6:30 PM Greek Dinner with Author Madeline Miller
7:00 PM Book Signing: Lawn Boy
8:00 PM Music: Bebel Gilberto
Tuesday, Apr 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Film: Eugene Onegin
6:15 PM SDAFF Spring Showcase
Wednesday, Apr 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:25 PM SDAFF Spring Showcase
6:00 PM Film: Phantom Thread
6:30 PM Book Signing: The Ghazal
Thursday, Apr 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:30 AM Lecture: Prophet Jeremiah Symphony
12:45 PM Discussion on Prejudice & Tolerance
6:00 PM Honoring the Medicine: Native American Healing
7:00 PM SDAFF Spring Showcase
8:00 PM Music: Mamak Khadem
Friday, Apr 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Art Exhibit: Chilenas in the Diaspora
4:00 PM Dinner and Movie: Coco
6:00 PM Discussion: Middle East Meltdown with Ryan Crocker
7:30 PM Bollywood Spring Fusion
7:30 PM Stage: Anna In The Tropics
8:00 PM Tao: Drum Heart
Saturday, Apr 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 AM Chinese Brush Painting for Children
8:00 AM Shaka Festival
10:00 AM 33rd Annual Linda Vista Multicultural Fair & Parade
10:00 AM World Tai Chi Day Celebration
10:00 AM St. Jordi's Day Celebration & Independent Bookstore Day
11:00 AM ArtWalk
11:00 AM International Mobile Film Festival
11:30 AM Polynesian Princess Lunch
12:00 PM Hanamatsuri Festival
5:00 PM Dance: Tres Culturas
5:00 PM POI Spring Luau
6:00 PM Passport to Brazil
6:30 PM Music: Camarada Spirit, Struggle, Triumph
6:30 PM Morrocan Magic
7:30 PM Stage: Anna In The Tropics
Sunday, Apr 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Mission Federal ArtWalk
11:30 AM International Mobile Film Festival
12:00 PM Hanamatsuri Festival
2:00 PM House of Finland Lawn Program
2:00 PM Book Signing: China's Crisis of Success
2:00 PM Stage: Anna In The Tropics
Monday, Apr 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
3:00 PM Discussion: A talk with the Colombian Peacebuilding Unit
Tuesday, May 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Wednesday, May 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Thursday, May 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:30 AM Lecture: Prophet Jeremiah Symphony
Friday, May 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Saturday, May 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Talk with Dolores Huerta
7:30 PM Music: Melodic Rythms with Kourish Taghavi
Sunday, May 6
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

< Sunday, April 8, 2018 >

All Day Ongoing and Extended Events


Anna in the Tropics
Until April 29, 2018

American Mariachi
Until April 29, 2018

The Wanderers
Until May 6, 2018

Exhibitions and Art

Wabi Sabi
Until April 29, 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 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

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 Jewish BookFest
Until May 3, 2018

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


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

10:00 AM Workshops: Indigenous Folk Art Dish Towel Hand paint a soft cotton towel with bold, colorful and modern tribal style patterns from various cultures from around the world. For inspiration look to Kilims, the American Southwest geometrics, Ikat, Boucherouite rugs, Suzani, Mud cloth and Kuba cloth, ancient Aztec motifs, decorative tiles, and the mud houses of Burkina Faso. No previous art experience required.

Admission/Cost: $96 - $106

Bravo School of Art at Liberty Station
2690 Historic Decatur Road
Barracks 19
Studio 206
San Diego, CA 92106

Dates and times:
Saturday, February 24 - 10 AM to 3 PM
Wednesday, March 28 - 10 AM to 3 PM
Sunday, April 8 - 10 AM to 3 PM
11:30 AM Book Signing: The Italian Party Indulge your senses over a "delicioso" Italian luncheon, while Christina shares with readers the inspiration behind her equally "delicioso" novel. And don't forget to check out her Pinterest page that includes images of her Italian inspirations.

As Christina discusses the inspiration behind her book, The Italian Party, which takes us back to 1956 Siena for an intriguing story of romance, secrets and intrigue, we will delight in warm baked bread, fresh salad, and entrees served family style at Buca di Beppo, just like in the 1950s.

Includes lunch, beverage, author talk, book signing, and the chance to meet the author up-close and personal in an authentic and intimate setting.

Admission/Cost: $36

Buca di Beppo
10749 Westview Parkway
San Diego, CA 92126

Sunday, April 8 - 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 536-2822 or visit:
12:00 PM Festival: Holi Hain Holi, also known as the "festival of colors," is an Indian and Nepali spring festival celebrated all across the Indian subcontinent as well as in countries with large Indian subcontinent diaspora populations.

SangamSD, AIGS, and ISA are excited to present Holi Hain 2018, UC San Diego's largest annual festival of colors!

Admission/Cost: FREE

Marshall College Field
San Diego, CA 92093

Sunday, April 8 - 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

For more information, please visit:
12:55 PM Filmed Ballet: The Bolshoi's Giselle When Giselle learns that her beloved Albrecht is promised to another woman, she dies in his arms from a broken heart. While Albrecht grieves, Giselle returns from the dead as a Wili, a vengeful spirit meant to make unfaithful men dance until death.

Prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova personifies Giselle in this ultimate role in the classical repertoire, alongside the sensational Sergei Polunin as Albrecht in this chilling, yet luminous ballet that continues to captivate audiences for over 150 years at the Bolshoi. The production of Giselle was captured live from the Bolshoi and runs for 2 hours and 20 minutes.

Admission/Cost: $18

Multiple San Diego Movie Theaters

Sunday, April 8 - 12:55 PM

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1:30 PM James McElroy on Speaking Out About Discrimination 80 Years: From Kristallnacht to Charlottesville—How History Emboldens Us to Act. Featuring keynote speaker: James McElroy, Civil Rights Attorney and former Board Chair of the Southern Poverty Law Center, which has represented many Jews who have suffered from discrimination and threats of violence in the U.S. The speaker will focus on a comparison to those who did not speak out in defense of Jews during the early days of the Holocaust and those who do not speak out today when Jews, Muslims and other minority groups have fallen victims to hate-group rhetoric and violence. This is a free event and is open to the public. It is suggested that you arrive early since seating is limited.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Drive
San Diego, CA 92037

Sunday, April 8 - 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 457-3030
2:00 PM HPR Queens Lawn Program The House of Pacific Relations (HPR), located in San Diego 's Balboa Park , is a consortium of 'houses' representing 34 nations. The HPR promotes multicultural goodwill and understanding through enriching educational programs. The park features historic 1935 Exposition cottages plus four newer cottages where HPR member nations can offer visitors a window to their history and traditions.

The Queens Organization of the HPR houses is an educational and cultural service organization for young members.

Admission/Cost: FREE

International Cottages
Balboa Park
2294 Pan American Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101

Sunday, April 8 - 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 234-0739 or visit:
2:00 PM Stage: A Midsummer Night’s Dream San Diego Civic Youth Ballet stages their rendition of Shakespeare's classic comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream, set to the enchanting music of Mendelssohn.

About the unexpected power of love, this ballet focuses on the romantic adventures (and misadventures) of two pairs of mortal lovers, a mystical king and queen, a man transformed into a donkey and a mischievous fairy named Puck.

Admission/Cost: $12 - $18

Casa del Prado Theater
Balboa Park
Village Way
San Diego, CA

Dates and times:
Thursday, April 5 - 6:00 PM
Friday, April 6 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, April 7 - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, April 8 - 2:00 PM
2:30 PM Music: Andrei Ioniţă Edward Elgar's final significant composition is at the heart of this program—a cornucopia of orchestral colors and national textures.

Rising young Romanian cellist Andrei Ioniţă performs Elgar's by-turns confident and darkly introspective masterpiece, a reflection of the composer's extreme ambivalence about an England forever altered by war.

The program is rounded out by an orchestral concerto of Hungarian themes by Zoltán Kodaly and a blazing rhapsody of Romanian music by Georges Enesco.

Admision/Cost: $50.00

The Village Church
6225 Paseo Delicias
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

Sunday, April 8 - 2:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 235-0804 or visit:
5:00 PM Cooking: Pasta Workshop In this beginners' pasta-making workshop, you will learn how to make pasta using traditional Italian techniques and tools for the perfect noodles.

Workshop includes instruction on using a custom made Chitarra Board designed and constructed by Fantes Kitchen Shop as well as papperdelle, tagliatelle and linguine making.

Admission/Cost: $65

The Wine Pub
2907 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92106

Sunday, April 8 - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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7:00 PM Persian New Year Party ISTA UCSD will host another annual Nowruz celebration, celebrating the Iranian New Year. This year's celebration is free to public.

Admission/Cost: FREE

9500 Gilman Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92093

Sunday, April 8 - 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 952-1287 or visit:
7:30 PM Stage: Soul Doctor The biographical "Soul Doctor"—The Musical tells the incredible story of real-life "singing rabbi" Shlomo Carlebach and his unlikely friendship with Nina Simone, the legendary jazz singer and civil rights activist. Together their music became an important voice of social change. A smash hit off-Broadway, audiences and critics have raved over this heart-warming family musical.

From his beginnings in pre-World War II Germany to performing on the world stage with legendary artists, Nina Simone, the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane, Carlebach's journey inspired millions of people but at the same time it took a deep personal toll upon him.

"Soul Doctor" not only dramatizes his life as a Rabbi who traveled the world healing souls through his message of love and compassion, but it also provides timely insight into his unusual forays in interracial understanding. Carlebach's expansive perspective of Judaism and his open acceptance of less religious, secular Jews and the disaffected youth of the '60s was a monumental shift, leaving a legacy of soulful, loving music and a renewed Jewish community.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $90

Lyceum Theatre
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101

Dates and times:
Ongoing April 3 through April 22
Tuesdays - 7:30 PM
Wednesdays - 7:30 PM
Thursdays - 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 544-1000 or visit:
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