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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

< Saturday, April 14, 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

9:00 AM 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:
10:00 AM 40th Annual UCSD Cultural Celebration Celebrate cultural diversity and unity through food, dance, music and art from around the world at Thurgood Marshall College's 40th Annual Cultural Celebration in partnership with UC San Diego's Triton Day! Savor delicious international cuisine and pick up artisan crafts from local vendors. Enjoy live entertainment from campus and community organizations. Engage your little ones in educational and interactive exhibits at the Children's Village.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Thurgood Marshall College
9500 Gilman Dr
La Jolla, CA 92093

Saturday, April 14 - 10:00 AM

For more information, please call: (858) 534-4391 or visit:
10:00 AM Art: Kokedama Tree Workshop Kokedama is a ball of soil, covered with moss, upon which an ornamental plant grows. This Japanese custom is a combination of both nearai bonsai and kusamono planting styles. Today, Kokedama is very popular in Japanese gardens.

In this class, you will make two Kokedama: Mini Succulent Kokedama and Money Tree Kokedama. We will provide workshop participants with all of the supplies needed, including plants, moss, and soils. Feel free to bring your apron and gloves! This class is led by Kanako Yamada, owner of Kodama Forest, who was trained in Kyoto, Japan, in unique and adaptable plant gifting techniques.

Admission/Cost: $42

City Farmers Nursery
3110 Euclid Avenue
San Diego, CA 92105

Saturday, April 14 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

For more information, please call: (619) 284-6358 or email: [email protected]
11:00 AM House of England Lawn Program The House of England will be hosting their lawn program. You will be treated to the music of a Beatles cover band along with other performances. Additional attractions will include a British car and motorcycle show. Refreshments will be served.

Admission/Cost: FREE

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

Saturday, April 14th - 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 234-0739 or visit:
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Film: A Hard Day's Night Richard Lester's witty and exuberant classic unleashes the fledgling Beatles into a maelstrom of screaming fans, paranoid producers and rabid press, thus revealing the secret of their survival and success: an insatiable lust for mischief and an addiction to joy. One of the greatest rock 'n' roll comedy adventures of all time, A Hard Day's Night has been fully restored, and the Fab Four's music has never sounded better.

Admission/Cost: $7.50

Landmark's Ken Cinema
4061 Adams Ave.
San Diego, CA 92116

Dates and Times
Saturday, April 14 - 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Sunday, April 15 - 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

For more information, please visit:
1:00 PM Film: Legacy of Heart Mountain The Legacy of Heart Mountain is a 2014 documentary produced by David Ono and Jeff MacIntyre. The film explores the internment of Japanese Americans at the Heart Mountain internment camp in Cody, Wyoming.

Admission/Cost: FREE

New Americans Museum
2825 Dewey Road
San Diego, CA 92106

Saturday, April 14 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

For more information, please visit:
1:30 PM Meet the Neighbors: San Diego's Syrian Refugees A community event with insight through photography into the reality of Syrian refugees who are building their lives anew in San Diego. We will also explore ideas for helping them feel at home. This program is presented in conjunction with an exhibit of portraits of Syrian children who live in refugee camps, which were created by U.S. high-schoolers. Traditional Syrian refreshments provided by recent immigrants.

Admission/Cost: FREE

University Community Library
4155 Governor Drive
San Diego, CA 92122

Saturday, April 14 - 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 552-1655 or visit:
2:00 PM Brazilian Folktales: Claudia Lyra Claudia Lyra of Nos de Chita will present the colorful and fascinating folkloric rhythms of Brazil. By utilizing body percussion and sing-along, this performance will feature storytelling and audience participation.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Point Loma/Hervey Library
3701 Voltaire St.
San Diego, CA 92107

Saturday, April 14 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 531-1539 or visit:
2:00 PM Stage: The Wanderers Esther and Yoni are shy young Orthodox Jews embarking on an arranged marriage, despite barely knowing each other. Abe and Julia are high-profile celebrities embarking on a dangerously flirtatious correspondence, despite being married to other people. On the surface, the lives of these two couples couldn't be more different. But Ziegler's funny, insightful and mysterious new drama explores the hidden connections between seemingly disparate people, drawing audiences into an intriguing puzzle and a deeply sympathetic look at modern love.

Admission/Cost: $30 - $85

Old Globe Theatre
1363 Old Globe Way
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101

Dates and times:
Until May 6, 2018
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Sundays - 7:00 PM
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays & Sundays - 2:00 PM (except 4/22)
Additional performance - Wednesday, April 25 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 234-5623 or visit:
3:00 PM Music: A Resenha do Resenha The most famous Brazilian samba group in California is back, this time playing five hours of live samba and pagode. A Resenha do Resenha is ideal for those who enjoy a good chat accompanied by live music and good souls.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $20

Isabella Artisan Pizzeria & Craft Beer Garden
4015 Avati Drive
San Diego, CA 92117

Dates and times:
Saturday, April 14 - 3:00 PM
Sunday, April 15 - 1:00 PM

For more information, please visit:
4:00 PM Art Reception: Cheyrl Delain You are invited to a reception at the Off Track Gallery featuring the exquisite jewelry of Cheryl DeLain, who says, "Join me on a global jewelry adventure featuring hand-blown glass from Murano, Italy, vintage handmade silver from India and Thailand, rich lapis from Afghanistan, old Buddha amulets from Asia, and vintage porcelain from China."

Admission/Cost: FREE

Off Track Gallery
937 South Coast Highway 101 Suite C-103
Encinitas, CA 92024

Saturday, April 14 - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

For more information, please call: (760) 942-3636 or visit:
4:00 PM Music: Bidi Bidi Boogie Centro Cultural de la Raza will pay tribute to Latina music icons such as Celia Cruz, Gloria Estefan, Lila Downs and Selena.

Age Limit: 18+

Admission/Cost: $10

Centro Cultural de La Raza
2004 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101

Saturday, April 14 - 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM

For more information, please visit:
4:00 PM Salsa Sabado Learn to salsa with Melómano Entertainment. No experience necessary for dance lesson and no dance partner required. Nice big dance floor for open-air dancing.

Café Dojo will be fueling us with drinks for purchase on site so come thirsty, my friends! A taco vendor will be present as well. It's going to be a great evening, so please help us share this event and invite your friends to partake in the fun!

Admission/Cost: FREE

[email protected]
4350 El Cajon Blvd.,
San Diego, CA 92105

Saturday, April 14 - 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

For more information, please visit: Facebook Event Page
7:00 PM Stage: Lost Tribes Inspired by the stories of the lost tribes of Israel, Theatre Dybbuk presents a full-length theatrical work, rich in movement, original music and lyrical language that relates ancient mythological and tribal narratives to contemporary questions of integration, appropriation and belonging.

Admision/Cost: $18.00

The Hive at Leichtag Commons
441 Saxony Road
Encinitas, CA 92024

Dates & times:
Saturday, April 14 - 7:00 PM
Sunday, April 15 - 6:00 PM

For more information, please call: (760) 929-1090 or visit:
8:00 PM 23rd Annual Jewish BookFest The 23rd Annual San Diego Jewish Book Fair has a new name and a new feel: San Diego Jewish BookFest happens April 12 to May 3 and features a diverse roster of authors and experiences.

Expect authors and speakers from the world of politics, podcasting, publishing and periodicals, including Senator Barbara Boxer, Tal Ben-Shahar, Davy Rothbart, Joan Nathan, Josh Radnor and more.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $60

Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
Garfield Theater
4126 Executive Dr.
La Jolla, CA

Multiple dates from April 12 - May 3, 2018
Thursday, April 12 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, April 14 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, April 15 - 11:00 AM & 7:00 PM
Monday, April 16 - 7:30 PM
Tuesday, April 17 - 11:00 AM & 7:00 PM
Wednesday, April 18 - 7:00 PM
Thursday, April 19 - 2:00 PM & 6:30 PM
Friday, April 20 - 2:00 PM
Sunday, April 22 - 11:00 AM
Thursday, May 3 - 7:00 PM
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