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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

< Saturday, April 28, 2018 >

All Day Ongoing and Extended Events


One Book - One San Diego events


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


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
8:00 AM Shaka Festival A fusion of Hawaiian culture, arts and athletics set on Mission Bay filled with events such as a youth-only canoe regatta, SUP races, stages of "da kine" Hawaiian and Tahitian entertainment, boutique vendors and island-inspired food vendors. This event is held by non-profit charity and youth-only program Nā Koa Kai Canoe Club.

Admission/Cost: FREE

De Anza Cove
3000 N. Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, CA 92109

Saturday, April 28 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 449-2078 or visit:
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM 33rd Annual Linda Vista Multicultural Fair & Parade The annual Linda Vista Fair is intended to promote cultural awareness and understanding within the city of San Diego.

Admission to the Fair & Parade is FREE, offering the public the chance to see numerous cultural exhibits, varied ethnic food offerings and delightful artistic performances eagerly anticipated by residents and visitors to San Diego!

Last year, our Fair & Parade was able to share the festivities with over 10,000 attendees!

We are very excited to once again present the Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Fair and Parade on April 28, 2018!

This year's theme is "Linda Vista: Our Stories" and we will be featuring:

&Bull; Three stages of entertainment
• Parade
• Multicultural food
• Carnival rides
• Kids Zone

Admission/Cost: FREE

Linda Vista Road, 6900 Block
6900 Linda Vista Rd.
San Diego, CA 92111

Saturday, April 28 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 828-3101 or visit:
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM World Tai Chi Day Celebration World Tai Chi & Qigong Day is a global event that happens in over 80 countries annually around the globe. World Tai Chi & Qigong Day San Diego 2018 is going to be a public expo and day of teaching to benefit charity with three specific purposes:

1. To introduce more people to the health and personal development benefits of tai chi, qigong and other mind-body modalities.
2. To build connections among the community of practitioners.
3. To participate as a community in the global wave of healing and transformation that will be sweeping across the planet.

Tai Chi & Martial Arts Demonstrations: A series of demonstrations by some of San Diego's finest martial arts schools. Come see the variety of martial arts that San Diego has to offer.

Group Exercises & Meditations: Participate in guided meditations, breath-work, and qigong exercises to feel your qi and experience the group energy field. Led by some of San Diego's finest tai chi and qigong teachers to introduce the general public to the health and self development benefits of tai chi. Come learn what tai chi can do for you!

Holistic Health Exhibitors: Tables, booths and exhibitions by a variety of practitioners providing services related to holistic health, wellness and lifestyle. Learn about and connect with practitioners of all kinds from the holistic health community and find the right holistic service provider for you.

This event is the perfect opportunity to help raise global consciousness, be a part of history while healing yourself and the world at the same time!

Seating is open-grass, so please feel free to bring your own water, food, blankets, towels and chairs to make it a picnic.

Admission/Cost: FREE

La Jolla Recreation Center
615 Prospect St.
La Jolla, CA 92037

Saturday, April 28 - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit:
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM St. Jordi's Day Celebration Warwick's will host La Jolla's 3rd annual Saint Jordi's Day festival celebration. Saint Jordi's Day is a day of books, roses, and romance and Warwick's is bringing it to La Jolla all the way from Barcelona.

Our celebration will feature live Spanish music, Spanish cuisine bites, a knight-costumed character and a children's story time at 12:30 PM. Saint Jordi is the Catalan name for Saint George, the patron saint of Catalonia. As legend has it, Saint Jordi slew a dragon to save a princess and then plucked a red rose for the princess from a rose bush which sprouted from the exact spot that the dragon's blood had spilled. To commemorate Saint Jordi's day, men and women in Barcelona take to the streets to buy and exchange books and roses for their sweethearts. More books are sold on this day in Barcelona than the entire rest of the year combined. Join Warwick's in celebration of this unique cultural tradition!

Admission/Cost: FREE

Warwick's Bookstore
7812 Girard Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037

Saturday, April 28 - 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

For more information, please visit:
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM ArtWalk Join us for our 34th annual Mission Federal ArtWalk, San Diego's premier arts and culture event. This free two-day festival will fill 17 blocks of San Diego's Little Italy neighborhood with over 350 local, national and international emerging and established artists. It will also showcase every medium, including painting, sculpture, glass work, photography, fine jewelry and more.

Mission Federal ArtWalk will feature live musical performances, interactive art activities for kids (and kids-at-heart!), street food and many other special attractions.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Little Italy
San Diego, CA 92101

Saturday, April 28 & Sunday, April 29 - 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

For more information, please visit: Facebook Event Page
11:00 AM International Mobile Film Festival The world's official 7th Annual International Mobile Film Festival is a pioneer in the smartphone filmmaking industry. Only films shot with mobile phones qualify to participate in our film festival. #MFF2018SanDiego presents a celebration of mobile filmmaking in San Diego. Meet inspiring people from the global mobile film community. Bring your smartphone and celebrate storytelling through film and video with them. All ages welcome. Free parking in parking lot. Deli restaurant on site. Meet filmmakers from all over the world and celebrate their smartphone films as we present them on a big screen. Participate in Q&A Sessions, walk the red carpet during the awards ceremony, and network. On opening day, enjoy a special screening of Brian McLane's feature-length film, Killer's Requiem, shot with an iPhone. There will also be a lecture with Special VIP Guest Speaker, actor Tim Russell (Tuvok) from "Star Trek Voyager" along with Q&A.

Admission/Cost: $8 - $40

Marina Village Conference Center
1936 Quivira Way
San Diego, CA 92109

Dates and times:
Saturday, April 28 - 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Sunday, April 29 - 11:30 AM to 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM Polynesian Princess Lunch Aloha! Break out the seashells and coconuts and set sail to The Melting Pot for a Polynesian Princess party!

We're making waves this month with the return of our very popular, "Fondue Fairytale." Join us for a luau fit for royalty to meet a Polynesian Princess and learn about Polynesian culture.

Each special guest in attendance will receive a souvenir photo with the Polynesian Princess and a goodie-box filled with treasures and treats to take home. Costumes are welcomed and recommended! Please note: our honored guests can dress as any prince or princess of their choosing. Just like our Polynesian Princess, we respect a child's journey to find their own identity.

Guests will enjoy a three-course meal of cheese fondue, entree and chocolate fondue plus some Polynesian-themed drinks. We'll have "mocktails" for the kids and cocktails for the adults.

Reservations are recommended, as seating is limited.

View the menu here

Admission/Cost: $19.95 - $29.95

The Melting Pot
8980 University Center Ln
San Diego, CA 92122

Saturday, April 28 - 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: Facebook Event Page
12:00 PM Hanamatsuri Festival Celebrate "Hanamatsuri": the Flower Festival for the birth of the Buddha. Discover what Buddhist taiko drumming is about (two performances each day) plus hands-on family workshop with taiko drums both days. There will also be a flower altar, Japanese dancers, children's games, talks on Buddhist practice, shakuhachi aural meditation, sumi-e exhibits, farmers market and a garden booth.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Vista Buddhist Temple and Japanese Cultural Center
150 Cedar Road
Vista, CA 92083

Dates & times:
Saturday, April 28 - 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sunday, April 29 - 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

For more information, please call: (760) 941-8800 or visit:
1:00 PM Chinese Brush Painting for Children SDCHM is offering a series of three Chinese Brush Painting classes taught by instructor Sylvia Hwa. Students will make ink from an ink stick using the ancient Chinese technique of grinding the stick on an ink stone until smooth, black ink is made. Using ink on rice paper, students will learn how to paint flowers, trees, natures scenes and a variety of animals. Each student will create a portfolio of their work to take home.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $60

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
404 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

Saturday, April 28 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 338-9888 or visit:
5:00 PM Dance: Tres Culturas Tres Culturas features its Spanish flamenco, Mexican Ballet Folkorlico, and Brazilian Capoeira showcase with performances by DanzArts and Capoeira Luanda students and dancers, both youth and adult. Event includes a raffle. Food and refreshments will be available.

Admission/Cost: $11.34 - $16.52

La Vie Dance & Culture
Suites 7 & 8
325 W. Washington Street
San Diego, CA 92103

Saturday, April 28 - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

For more information, please visit:
5:00 PM POI Spring Luau Join the People of the Island's Club for their annual luau as they share a part of their culture with you! There will be Hawaiian dinner, shave ice, games, activities and student performances. Hawaiian dress is highly encouraged!

Admission/Cost: Free (with student ID), $10

Hahn University Center, ABC
University of San Diego
San Diego, CA 92110

Saturday, April 28 - 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Iranian Documentary Film Series Persian Cultural Center Present:

"Karestan" documentary film series

Artistic Consultant: Rakhshan Banietemad
Producer: Mojtaba Mirtahmasb

This documentary film series presents the stories of Iranian entrepreneurs (men and women) who, both in big and small terms, take risks and change their lives and those of others by creating innovative ideas and values. Their impact, although confined to a small scale and within a limited and local geography, will bring about an inspiring atmosphere for change.

There will be a Q&A session (video conference) with Ms. Rakhshan Banitemad, Mr. Mojtaba Mirtahmasb and directors and some of the documentaries' main characters following the screening the movies.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $70

Iranian-American Center
6790 Top Gun St. Suite #7
San Diego, CA 92121

Sunday, April 28 - 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
For more information, please visit:
6:00 PM Passport to Brazil This celebration of Brazilian culture will explore all things Mardigras and Carnival, with San Diego's finest Brazilian artists. The evening begins with delicious Brazilian cuisine while you explore the arts by local artists as well as the Marketplace. Performances by Super Sonic Samba Drummers and Dancers, along with a Cajuina Band, plus conga and drumming for your dancing pleasure.

Admission/Cost: $26.87 - $52.74

Encinitas Community and Senior Center
1140 Oakcrest Park Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024

Saturday, April 28 - 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM

For more information, please visit:
6:30 PM Music: Camarada Spirit, Struggle, Triumph Join Camarada in a night of music and poetry as they remember Jewish composers throughout history. Prepare to be mesmerized by Andrea Overturf, principal English horn of the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, in her first appearance with Camarada. Ms. Overturf is the first oboist in the history of The Juilliard School to graduate from the prestigious solo-intensive Artist Diploma Program. You will be charmed by her deep, rich sound in works by Alan Hovhaness and Arthur Honneger whose broad meaning behind one of his works ("an individual taking a stand against a oppressive crowd") gave the Nazi's motive to campaign against him and label him Jewish in 1933. This corroded his image, making him a widely unknown composer to this day. Other composers featured in the program—Gustav Mahler, Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, and Leo Smit—are well known Jewish composers whose works are performed and savored by audiences across the globe. The perseverance of all these composers to make music despite oppression is a true feat. History will come to life in Camarada's Spirit, Struggle, Triumph.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $50

Bread & Salt
1955 Julian Avenue
San Diego, CA 92113

Saturday, April 28 - 6:30 PM to 7:45 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 851-4083
6:30 PM Morrocan Magic Les mille et une nuits. Let the magic happen! You will be transported to Morocco and will enjoy rich Moroccan food with fresh mint tea. Get ready for the belly dancer performance!

Admission/Cost: $15 - $20

Alliance Francaise de San Diego
6640 Lusk Boulevard Suite 104
San Diego, CA 92121

Saturday, April 28 - 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 550-0144 or visit:
7:30 PM Music: Kartik Seshardri Pandit Kartik Seshadri is a world-renowned force in the field of Indian Classical Music. As a sitarist, he attracted widespread attention when he began performing full-length solos in India at the age of six. The sitar maestro is now hailed as an "amazingly accomplished" musical powerhouse noted for his music's "expressive beauty, rich tonal sensibility, and rhythmic intricacy," praised the Washington Post while the Times of India (2011) noted that Seshadri's concert was "a show stopper that transported the audience to soak soul deep in his mesmerizing performance."

Admission/Cost: FREE - $15.50

Conrad Prebys Music Center
La Jolla, CA 92093

Saturday, April 28 - 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM

For more information visit:
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

Don Powell Theatre
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Dr.
San Diego, CA

Multiple dates from April 20 - April 29, 2018
Fridays and Saturdays - 7:30 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
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