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Saturday, Sep 22
All Day Pacific Islander Festival
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM Sports: Free Aikido Workshop
10:00 AM Vista Viking Festival
10:00 AM Community Building: YMCA Welcoming week
10:00 AM Lao Boat Racing Festival
12:30 PM International Harvest Dance Festival
5:30 PM Harvest Masquerade Regency Ball
6:00 PM House of China Moon Festival
6:00 PM Art: Salvador Dali Exhibit
6:00 PM Art Night Women in Central Asia
6:00 PM Stage: Death by Dessert
7:00 PM Film and Dinner: Wajib
7:00 PM Music: Tasnifkhani with Kourosh Taghavi
8:00 PM Stage: Blithe Spirit
9:30 PM Comedy: Ronny Chieng
Sunday, Sep 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day Pacific Islander Festival
10:00 AM Vista Viking Festival
12:30 PM International Harvest Dance Festival
1:00 PM Art: Salvador Dali Exhibit
1:00 PM Stage: Death by Dessert
2:00 PM Family Moon Festival
2:00 PM Stage: Blithe Spirit
3:00 PM Music: Night of Parisian Music
3:00 PM Stage: The Trial of Richard III
4:00 PM Sing-a-Long with the Mikado
7:00 PM Stage: Blithe Spirit
Monday, Sep 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Sep 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 PM Film: Black Panther
7:00 PM Film: The Registry
Wednesday, Sep 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:00 PM Film: Out of Africa
6:00 PM Film: Coco
6:00 PM Discussion: What Diplomats Do and Why it (Still) Matters
6:00 PM Film: Notorius
6:15 PM Music: Fred Benedetti
7:00 PM Art: Parsha Poster
7:00 PM Stage: Blithe Spirit
7:30 PM Book Signing: Crazy Rich Asians
Thursday, Sep 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:45 AM Booked for Lunch: Kevin Kwan
6:00 PM Cooking Workshop: Donburi Bowls
6:30 PM Art: Torero! Artivista! Viva La Revolucion
8:00 PM Stage: Blithe Spirit
Friday, Sep 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
3:30 PM Cabrillo Festival
4:00 PM La Mesa Oktoberfest
4:00 PM Oktoberfest in El Cajon
6:30 PM Italian Film Festival Launch Party
7:30 PM Music: An Evening of Hindustani Classical Music
8:00 PM Dance: Mystic India
8:00 PM Stage: Blithe Spirit
Saturday, Sep 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM Youth Festival of Indian Music & Dance
10:00 AM Art: Bonsai Show
10:00 AM La Mesa Oktoberfest
11:00 AM Carbillo Festival
12:00 PM Oktoberfest in El Cajon
2:00 PM Sake Festival
2:00 PM Sake Festival
3:30 PM Music/Dance: Capoeira Batizado
7:00 PM Dromia: Balkan Music and Dance
8:00 PM Stage: Blithe Spirit
Sunday, Sep 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Encinitas Oktoberfest
10:00 AM Art: Bonsai Show
10:00 AM La Mesa Oktoberfest
11:00 AM Sukkort Harvest Festival
11:00 AM House of Scotland Lawn Program
12:00 PM Oktoberfest in El Cajon
2:00 PM Stage: Blithe Spirit
6:00 PM Discussion: Fighting for Cyber Supremacy in an Age of Extremism
6:30 PM Film: King Lear
7:00 PM Stage: Blithe Spirit
Monday, Oct 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Oct 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Wednesday, Oct 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM 12th Annual San Diego Italian Film Festival
Thursday, Oct 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM 12th Annual San Diego Italian Film Festival
Friday, Oct 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Film: Selma
4:00 PM Oktoberfest in El Cajon
7:30 PM 12th Annual San Diego Italian Film Festival
Calendar

< Friday, April 20, 2018 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Spotlight

One Book - One San Diego events

Stage

Avenue Q
Until September 30, 2018

Mama Mia!
Until February 24, 2019

Exhibitions and Art

Here & There
Until Sunday,December 30

World in Porcelain Exhibit
Until January 19, 2019

Arts Of South And Southeast Asia
Ongoing until January 31, 2019

Walking Tour of Asian Pacific Historic District
Ongoing, every 2nd Saturday of each month

Emotions and Landscapes
Until August 11, 2018

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

Classes:Children's West African Drumming
Ongoing Tuesdays

Kids Meet Mandarin
Ongoing Fridays

Chinese Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Spanish Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Bilingual Storytime
Ongoing Fridays

Classes and Workshops

Argentine Tango Series
Ongoing Wednesdays until October 3

French Bench
Until Saturday, December 15

Capoeira Angola de Sao Bento Grande
Ongoing Saturday

West African Dance Class
Ongoing Sunday

Mahjong Lessons
Ongoing Thursdays

Ki Energy Healing Clinic
Ongoing Wednesdays

Emei Qigong Practice
Ongoing Saturdays

Middle-Eastern Drum & Belly Dance Class
Ongoing until December 17

Europe: Secrets of the Old Masters
Ongoing until July 20

Kokedama Workshop
Ongoing every 1st and 3rd Tuesday

Irish Gaelic Conversation Circle
Ongoing Tuesdays

Tai Chi Workshop
Ongoing Saturdays

African Dance Class
Ongoing Sundays

Salsa Class
Ongoing Tuesdays
3:00 PM Book Discussion: A Telescopic History of the Sri Lankan War Writer Samanth Subramanian is a correspondent for "The National" and the author of two books of reportage, Following Fish: Travels Around the Indian Coast and The Divided Island: Stories from the Sri Lankan War. His writing has appeared in the New Yorker, The New York Times, WIRED, Granta, the Guardian, the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, 1843- Intelligent Life, Aeon, Mint, Travel + Leisure, Caravan, among other publications. His longer reported articles occupy the confluence of politics, culture and history, examining the impact of these forces upon life and society; his shorter pieces include op-eds, cultural criticism, and book reviews.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Geisel Library, Seuss Room
UCSD
9500 Gilman Dr
La Jolla, CA 92093
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Friday, April 20 - 3:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 822-6760 or visit: www.ucsd.edu
5:30 PM Lecture: War and Peace in Ukraine Public lecture, followed by a discussion about the current situation in Ukraine, with a specific focus on the ongoing war: its precursors, consequences and prospects for the future. Two distinguished scholars, Paul D'Anieri and Mikhail Alexseev, will be presenting their research. The discussion will be moderated by Svitlana Krasynska.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace
Justice Building Conference Room 248 and 249
University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110
MAP

Friday, April 20 - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 269-1552 or visit: www.facebook.com
6:00 PM Pachuca & Chola Art Exhibition At the "Pachuca & Chola" photo and art exhibition you will step into the past full of rich history and the beautiful brown women of Southern California and how they resisted assimilation in defiance of a country that hated them. The original Chicana—strong, defiant, beautiful—four generations of brown women from the 1940s to the 1990s

Whisper the star of the cult classic film Mi Vida Loca will be at Mesheeka during the event for a meet 'n' greet. Make sure you bring your Mi Vida Loca memorabilia so Whisper can tag it up.

Admission/Cost: $5.00

Location:
Mesheeka
2113 Logan Avenue
San Diego, CA 92113
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Friday, April 20 - 6:00 PM to 11:30 PM

For more information, please e-mail: mesheekabrand@gmail.com or visit: www.facebook.com
6:00 PM SDAFF Spring Showcase Welcome to the 8th Annual Spring Showcase, a presentation of 15 films from nine countries, from Asia and beyond. The Spring Showcase is one of many year-round programs of the non-profit media arts organization, Pacific Arts Movement (Pac Arts), including the popular San Diego Asian Film Festival.

We believe film has the power to enlighten, bridge communities and change lives. If you love world cinema and rich, independent storytelling, join the movement by becoming a member of Pac Arts. Go to pacarts.org.

For more information on films and their viewing times, view our schedule of events.

*Please note: The ULAM: MAIN DISH Film & Feast event on April 23, will be taking place at the San Diego Natural History Museum's Kaplan Theater.

Admission/Cost: $9 - $110

Locations—

Film Festival:
UltraStar Mission Valley
7510 Hazard Center Dr
San Diego, CA 92108
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ULAM: MAIN DISH Film & Feast (Monday, April 23):
*San Diego Natural History Museum
Kaplan Theater
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA
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Multiple dates from April 19 - April 26, 2018
Thursday, April 19 - 7:00 PM
Friday, April 20 - 6:00 PM
Saturday, April 21 - 1:00 PM
Sunday, April 22 - 1:00 PM
*Monday, April 23 - 5:40 PM
Tuesday, April 24 - 6:15 PM
Wednesday, April 25 - 5:25 PM
Thursday, April 26 - 7:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Music: Mario Marauak Mario Marauak—a singer, songwriter and guitarist—was born in Salvador, Bahia, in Brazil.

While listening to his music you will hear the influences of classic Brazilian Bossa Nova, Samba and Contemporary (MPB) along with a combination of reggae, dancehall and hip hop. His greatest strength is a rare musical fusion of Brazilian classics with America's African-influenced beats (jazz, soul, funk).

He comes to Cafe Bar Europa to sing soft Brazilian Bossa Nova! Don't miss out—it will be a unique experience!

No cover.

Come early and enjoy the excellent cuisine. Ordering online is 20% off regular prices. We add service charges so no tipping is needed.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Cafe Bar Europa The Turquoise
873 Turquoise Street
San Diego, CA 92109
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Friday, April 20 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
For more information, please visit: www.eventbrite.com
7:00 PM Music: Shin-Ichi Fukuda The San Diego Guitar Festival (SDGF) and Japanese Friendship Garden present Japanese classical guitarist Shin-Ichi Fukuda in a concert at the Inamori Pavilion for the opening night of SDGF's third-anniversary season. In his first-time performance in San Diego, Fukuda has chosen to prepare a concert featuring original music dedicated to him by Japanese composers, as well as some fan-favorites, including his own guitar transcription of a Bach Cello Suite and songs by the Beatles arranged for solo guitar by Japanese composer, Toru Takemitsu

Admission/Cost: $35-$60

Location:
Japanese Friendship Garden
2215 Pan American Road
San Diego, CA 92101
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Friday, April 20 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please e-mail: programs@niwa.org or visit: www.niwa.org
7:00 PM Music: Lionel Loueke Praised by his mentor Herbie Hancock as "a musical painter," Loueke combines harmonic complexity, soaring melody, a deep knowledge of African folk forms, and conventional and extended guitar techniques to create a warm and evocative sound of his own. Lionel Loueke brings jazz into vibrant contact with the sounds of West Africa, in particular his native Benin.

Admission/Cost: $30 - $35

Location:
Museum of Making Music
5790 Armada Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Friday, April 20 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please call: (760) 438-5996 or visit: www.museumofmakingmusic.org
7:00 PM Film Discussion: Don't Be Tired A Canadian couple, Roman and Maria, find themselves back in Iran, lost in the Shahdad desert of the Kerman province. Maria (Maryam) is Iranian born but raised in Canada. Through unforeseen circumstances, Roman, played beautifully by Jalal Fatemi, makes his wife reconnect with her homeland and sense of identity.

Admission/Cost: ???

Location:
Iranian American Center
6790 Top Gun St.#7
San Diego, CA 92121
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Saturday, April 20 - 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 552-9355 or visit: www.pccsd.org
7:30 PM Music: Michela Musolino & Fabio Turchetti Michela Musolino & Fabio Turchetti will present a concert of Sicilian folk and roots music, including both traditional and contemporary songs as well as some original compositions based on the songs they recently recorded on their CD: Terra Sangue Mare.

Both musicians with multi-instruments (voice, frame drum, guitar, organetto) will take us on a lively voyage of discovery of the musical traditions and culture of Sicily. Bring dancing shoes, just in case.

Admission/Cost: $18

Location:
Templar's Hall
14134 Midland Rd
Poway, CA 92064
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Friday, April 20 - 7:30 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 613-0858 or visit: www.sdfolkheritage.org
7:30 PM Stage: Anna In The Tropics Passions and ill-fated love ignite when a charismatic new lector comes to the Ybor City cigar factory to read to the workers. Romances flare and marriages explode when he begins reading the novel Anna Karenina and the scandalous lives of Tolstoy's characters become dangerously intertwined with the lives of his listeners.

Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Nilo Cruz' Anna in the Tropics is a steamy, lyrical plunge into the whirlpools of imagination and love. CJ Keith Directs.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $20

Location:
Don Powell Theatre
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Dr.
San Diego, CA
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Multiple dates from April 20 - April 29, 2018
Fridays and Saturdays - 7:30 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM Music: Papanasam A thematic vocal concert by:
Papanasam Ashok Ramani - Vocals
Nagai Sri Muralidharan - Violin
K.V.Gopalakrishnan - Mridangam

Admission/Cost: $25 - $30

Location:
Flex Space SD
9484 Black Mountain Rd suite A/B
San Diego, CA 92126
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Friday, April 20 - 7:30 PM

For more information, please visit: www.indianfineartsacademy.org
8:00 PM Music: Dayme Arocena Raised in Havana, Daymé Arocena has quickly become the voice for a new generation of talented Cuban millennials who are reimagining their African roots through a lens that filters jazz, soul and funk.

Acclaimed by Vice magazine as "the world's next jazz phenomenon," Arocena garners comparisons to musical giants such as Nina Simone and Celia Cruz. Her powerful singing and buoyant music defy expectations by drawing from the rhythms of Afro-Cuban traditions along with the nimble athleticism of jazz and the catchy hooks of pop melodies. The songstress is also an avid practitioner of Santería, an Afro-Caribbean religion based on Yoruba beliefs, and its chants and rhythms are as important to her music as jazz and Cuban neo-soul.

Admission/Cost: $9 - $35

Location:
The Loft
UCSD
9500 Gilman Dr
San Diego, CA 92093
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Friday, April 20 - 8:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 534-8497 or visit: www.ucsd.edu
8:00 PM Music: Fred Benededtti & George Svoboda Fred Benedetti and George Svoboda have been playing together for over thirty years. They are known as engaging and entertaining performers whose tunes can stir up emotions in the deepest corners of the soul. Their music ranges from peaceful melancholy to cascades of furious flamenco rasgueados.

Admission/Cost: $15

Location:
Dizzy's
1717 Morena Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92110
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Friday, April 20 - 8:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 270-7467 or visit: www.dizzyjazz.com
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