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Sunday, Apr 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Art: Earth Day Larger than Life Mural
12:00 PM 28th Annual Multicultural Earth Day
12:00 PM Filipino Wedding Styled Shoot
12:00 PM Tequila and Taco Music Festival
1:00 PM SDAFF Spring Showcase
2:00 PM German Cabaret
2:00 PM Stage: D'Artanjan and Three Musketeers
2:00 PM Stage: Anna In The Tropics
5:30 PM Russian Film: Charlie Chaplin
7:00 PM Stage: Arefnameh
7:00 PM Music: Shantala & Mikey Pauker
8:00 PM Music: La Santa Cecillia
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

< Friday, April 13, 2018 >

All Day Ongoing and Extended Events


Baskerville, A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
Until April 22, 2018

A Little Night Music
Until April 22, 2018

King Charles III
Until April 22, 2018

Soul Doctor
Until April 22, 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

12:30 PM Music and Talk: Django Reinhardt Surviving WWII The Django Shredders present, "How did Django Reinhardt survive WWII?" Famous guitarist Django, Gypsy jazz guitarist, was a Jew who managed to survive in Europe during the Nazi occupation. This group will play selections of his music and offer historical information about this fascinating story.

Admission/Cost: FREE

College Avenue Center
6299 Capri Dr.
San Diego, CA

Friday, April 13 - 12:30 PM
3:00 PM Workshop: Native Voices Experience Kumeyaay Culture Join the Children's Discovery Museum for a mobile workshop on Kumeyaay culture. Children can explore the culture and life of the California Native Americans of the region, view real Kumeyaay artifacts, and make a replica artifact of their own. This event takes place in conjunction with the Native Voices: Native Peoples' Concepts of Health and Illness exhibit at the Alpine Library throughout April.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Alpine Library
1752 Alpine Boulevard
Alpine, CA 91901

Friday, April 13 - 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 445-4221 or visit:
5:30 PM Salsa Under the Stars Salsa Under the Stars starts with free salsa dance lessons, followed by the 13-piece Manny Cepeda Orchestra, which blends classic salsa with Cumbia, Afro-Cuban and world music.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $20

Grossmont College
8800 Grossmont College Drive
El Cajon, CA 92020

Friday, April 13 - 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please visit:
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Filipino Culture Night SDSU's Andres Bonifacio Samahan (AB Samahan) proudly presents the 33rd Annual Filipino Culture Night, this year titled "Lola." Since 1986, Filipino Culture Night (FCN) has provided a space for students to freely express themselves while allowing them, the faculty, and the community at large to become more culturally enriched. FCN is also one of the most significant events AB Samahan puts on as a gift to the community. This year's production will be presented by AB Samahan's very own Co-Cultural Coordinators, Mariel Lyn Velicaria and Jason Esguerra.

For the last 33 years, our organization unites to produce our largest event: the FCN. This year's event is comprised of a theatrical play that explores the lesser known experiences of older Filipino figures—specifically caretakers—and the mystery of their silence. In addition, we will explore important topics of family while showcasing Filipino culture through our various performances. Our hope is that the overall story we tell will resonate in the minds of the audience and encourage a new dialogue to strengthen and improve family relationships. We will also be featuring a lesser-known piece of Filipino American history as well as traditional dances from the various regions of the Philippines.

We warmly invite you to this free event to celebrate Filipino American culture and we hope to see you there!


Admission/Cost: FREE

SDSU Montezuma Hall
6075 Aztec Cir Dr.
San Diego, CA 92182

Friday, April 13 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please visit:
6:00 PM Women's Film Festival San Diego The Women's Museum of California is proud to present the 2018 Women's International Film Festival, San Diego, April 13 - 15, 2018. This annual film festival was created to celebrate women's stories and experiences through film, highlighting the importance of female representation in the film industry, including women both in front of and behind the camera. Between 2007 and 2017 women represented only 4% of the direction of top-grossing films. The Women's Film Festival, San Diego strives to close the gender gap in film-making by showcasing women-directed films from around the world. The festival will showcase feature length and short films that cover themes of family, LGBT, technology, body positivity and sexual assault.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $150

Liberty Station
2620 Truxton Road
San Diego, CA 92106

Dates and times:
Friday, April 13 - 6:00 PM
Saturday, April 14 - 9:00 AM
Sunday, April 15 - 10:00 AM

For more information, please visit:
7:00 PM Book Signing: Losing Pravda Anthropologist Natalia Roudakova will discuss her new book, Losing Pravda: Ethics and the Press in Post-Truth Russia.

What happens when journalism is made superfluous? Combining ethnography, media analysis, moral and political theory, this book examines the unraveling of professional journalism in Russia over the past 25 years and its resultant effects on society. It argues that, contrary to widespread assumption, late Soviet-era journalists shared a cultural contract with their audiences, which ensured that their work was guided by a truth-telling ethic. Post-communist economic and political upheaval led not so much to greater press freedom as to the de-professionalization of journalism, as journalists found themselves having to monetize their truth-seeking skills.

Admission/Cost: FREE

D.G. Wills Books
7461 Girard Avenue
San Diego, CA 92037

Friday, April 13 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 456-1800 or visit:
7:30 PM Music: Rithvik Raja Sangeethanubhava: A Carnatic vocal concert by Rithvik Raja. Rithvik has performed in concerts in India and overseas.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $25

Seaside Center for Spiritula Living
1613 Lake Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024

Friday, April 13 - 7:30 PM

For more information, please visit:
8:00 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:
8:00 PM Music: The Syncopaths From dance floors to concert halls, the Syncopaths bring a fresh, contemporary spin to music rooted in the Scottish, Irish and American folk traditions. Evolving beyond their contra dance origins, they create a "chamber folk" sound characterized by the compelling, rhythmic interplay of fiddle and mandolin, rich vocals and the unexpected colors and rhythms from the piano and bodhrán. The exuberant joy they derive from the music and each other is palpable and contagious.

Admission/Cost: $15

Dizzy's/Musician Union Hall
1717 Morena Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92110

Friday, April 13 - 8:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 270-7467 or visit:
8:00 PM Music: Gloria Trevi & Alejandra Guzman Alejandra Guzmán and Gloria Trevi, individually, are two of the most legendary artists of music sung in Spanish. Throughout the years entire generations have been influenced by the two icons' music, style, ideologies and performances.

Admission/Cost: $45 - $59.95

Viejas Arena SDSU
5500 Canyon Crest Dr
San Diego, CA 92182

Friday, April 13 - 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 594-7315 or visit:
9:00 PM Music: The Fooks Since forming in 2007 in "America's Finest City," The Fooks have proudly—and loudly—been producing America's Finest Irish Noise. Whether rocking their own versions of traditional Irish tunes and songs, or covering the likes of The Pogues, Flogging Molly, or The Dropkick Murphys, The Fooks always deliver a rollicking good time. Known almost as much for their antics on stage between songs as well as for the music itself, The Fooks deliver a complete entertainment experience. "Savage" was the word most often used by the Irish people themselves to describe The Fooks on their 2013 tour of the Emerald Isle.

Admission/Cost: (Restaurant Venue)

The Field Irish Pub and Restaurant
544 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

Friday, April 13 - 9:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 232-9840 or visit:
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