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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

< Sunday, April 15, 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

9:00 AM 23rd Annual Rolling British Car Day This fun-filled day begins at 9:00 AM. Start in Carlsbad at the Green Dragon Tavern, or in La Mesa in front of the Starbucks at Grossmont Center. At 10 AM we will head out to open roads, enjoying a scenic drive for one and-a-half to two hours.

Along the way the two groups will meet up before arriving at our destination of Bates Nut Farm around noon! Bring a picnic and enjoy the gathering among a wide range of British cars at the end of the run.

This is the year's biggest and best rolling British Car event in Southern California! Registration is now open, and the event is $15 per car online, or $20 per car on site. Registration will include the route map and an event sticker. Please follow this link to register:

Admission/Cost: $15 - $20

Bates Nut Farm
15954 Woods Valley Road
Valley Center, CA 92082

Sunday, April 15 - 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
10:00 AM Talk: Breaking Into Travel Writing Turn your writing skills into a travel career. Travel journalist Maggie Espinosa will show you how to sell your vacation stories to publications. This class will teach you how to access editors; decipher editorial guidelines; compose a query; negotiate contracts; qualify for press trips; find unique story angles; delve into social media; become a published author and much more.

Admision/Cost: $45 - $54

The Ink Spot
Barracks 16 #202
2730 Historic Decatur Road
Liberty Station
San Diego, CA 92106

Sunday, April 15 - 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

For more information, please visit:
10:00 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:
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:
12:00 PM Book Signing: Joan Nathan Brunch with the Queen of American Jewish Cooking, the James Beard Award-winning cookbook author Joan Nathan, to celebrate her latest release that features recipes such as Yemenite chicken soup, Roman ricotta cheese crostata, and Sri Lankan breakfast buns. In this appearance she will not only share recipes but also play historian. Book signing follows.

Admission/Cost: $50 - $60

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

Sunday, April 15 - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit:
1:00 PM Dance: 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 set to 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:
2:00 PM Lawn Program: House of Turkey The mission of House of Turkey is to promote the universal awareness of the diversity and richness of the Turkish culture, country and people. Through cultural activities and social events, we will work to promote better understanding of the Turkish way of life, its democratic policies and peaceful choice on global decisions.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Hall of Nations
2191 W Pan American Rd.
San Diego, CA 92101

Sunday, April 15 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 234-0739 or visit:
5:00 PM Palestinian Children Relief Fund Benefit Dinner The Palestine Children's Relief Fund was founded in 1991 in the US to address the medical needs of Arab children in the Middle East.

Our mission is to provide medical and humanitarian relief collectively and individually to Arab children throughout the Levant, regardless of their nationality, politics or religion.

Our vision is to build the most effective, efficient, transparent and humanitarian relief organization in which every child in need gets the care and treatment they deserve, while improving the fundamental defects in Palestinian health services in the occupied territories and Lebanese refugee camps.

This year's San Diego 2018 Benefit Dinner keynote speaker is Dr. Burak M. Ozgur.

The evening is dedicated to raising much needed funds to support the ongoing PCRF medical missions.

Admission/Cost: $50 - $750

Town and Country Convention Center
500 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA 92108

Sunday, April 15 - 5:00 PM
5:00 PM Caesar's Restaurant & Downtown Tijuana Tour Join Wild Foodie Tours and treat yourself to a special evening with a 4-course dinner at the legendary Caesar's Restaurant, birthplace of the Caesar salad! Begin with a beverage as you step back in time and admire the memorabilia-adorned walls and reminisce about a bygone era. Next, enjoy bread with tapenade, the famous Caesar salad prepared tableside as it was in the 1920s (or any other appetizer), choice of any entree, and dessert.

While there is no dress code, a smart casual attire is recommended as you wine and dine at this timeless restaurant once frequented by Hollywood celebrity! After dinner, finish your night off with a one-hour, guided sightseeing and shopping tour in the heart of downtown Tijuana. Great for date night and first-time visitors!

Admission/Cost: $89

Mcdonald's San Ysidro Trolley Station
727 East San Ysidro Boulevard
San Ysidro, CA 92173

ongoing Firdays and Sundays at 5:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 951-7470 or visit: or Email: [email protected]
6:00 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:
6:00 PM Music: Calypso Heat with Camarada Camarada takes a trip to the Caribbean to explore the music that pulses through the islands. Leonard sings "Jamaica Farewell" and the humorous "Monkey Song," both tunes made famous by Harry Belafonte. Peter's parents had those records and their influence can be felt in his original songs "Musica Del Mar" and "Cali Calypso." The pace slows down and they do a sensitive reading of "Oh Shenandoah," which is a song about a river and water, kind of far from the islands but perhaps related in some metaphysical way.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $50

Mingei International Museum
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101

Sunday, April 15 - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
7:00 PM Music: Como La Flor The Como la Flor band was founded in 2011 in the small town of Holtville, California. After six years, this band has become the most respected and trend-setting Selena tribute band in the nation. Como la Flor replicates the look, sound and feel of the Tex-Mex queen.

Admission/Cost: $12.50 - $25

The House of Blues
1055 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

Sunday, April 15 - 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 299-2583 or visit:
7:00 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. From April 12 to May 5, the event features a diverse roster of 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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