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Tuesday, Feb 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:30 PM Discussion: Talking Race & Inclusion
Wednesday, Feb 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Mexico's Upcoming Elections and What They Mean for the U.S.
6:00 PM Film: Clinica de Migrantes
7:00 PM Stage: Uncle Vanya
Thursday, Feb 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Seaworld Lunar New Year
12:00 PM Civil Society, Corruption and the Rise of Liberalism in Contemporary South Africa
1:00 PM Lecture: the Stories of Conflict at Home, Abroad, and in the Heart
3:00 PM San Diego Kuumba Fest
4:00 PM An Exhibit on the Life and Deeds of Dr. Shih-Liang Chien
7:00 PM Music&Dance: Flamenco Night
7:00 PM Stage: Cardboard Piano
7:30 PM Francisco Cantu in Conversation with John Wilkens
8:00 PM Music: Alsarah & the Nubatones
Friday, Feb 23
9:00 AM Tijuana's Art & Architecture
11:00 AM First Annual Distinguished Lecture on U.S.-Mexico Relations
2:00 PM San Diego Kuumba Fest
6:00 PM Lectures: North County Black History Month Celebration
6:00 PM Border Art: Opening Reception
6:30 PM Poetry & Art Series: Edwin Decker, Al Howard, Anna Zappoli Jenkins, Viet Mai & People's Choice
7:00 PM Stage: Safa's Story
7:30 PM Stage: Othello
7:30 PM Music: Krenek, Britten & Rilke
7:30 PM Stage: The Diary Of Anne Frank
8:00 PM Stage: Cardboard Piano
Saturday, Feb 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Don Quijote Read-a-thon
10:00 AM Kumeyaay Cosmology
10:00 AM Workshops: Indigenous Folk Art Dish Towel
10:00 AM San Diego Chinese New Year
10:00 AM San Diego Kuumba Fest
2:00 PM Stage: Othello
2:00 PM Stage: Safa's Story
6:00 PM African Presence in Latin American Lecture by Dr. Runoko Rashidi
7:00 PM Stage: Safa's Story
7:00 PM Play Reading: Mina's Revolution
7:30 PM Music: Sacra Profana Building Bridges Between Nations
7:30 PM Stage: Othello
7:30 PM Music: Jesse Cook
7:30 PM Stage: The Diary Of Anne Frank
8:00 PM Stage: Cardboard Piano
11:55 PM Film: Mind Game
Sunday, Feb 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Film: Mind Game
12:00 PM World Foods Supermarket Chinese New Year Lion Dance
1:00 PM Art: Dongsheng Gao
1:00 PM San Diego Kuumba Fest
2:00 PM International Cottage Sampler Program
2:00 PM Music: Jimmy & Enrique
2:00 PM Stage: Safa's Story
2:00 PM Music: Beat Quest
2:00 PM Stage: Uncle Vanya
7:00 PM Music: Herb Alpert & Lani Hall Live at The Belly Up
7:00 PM Stage: Safa's Story
7:00 PM House of Erzulie Book Launch Party
7:30 PM Stage: The Diary Of Anne Frank
8:00 PM The Benedetti Trio: George Harrison Tribute
10:00 PM Mandarin House 2nd Annual Chinese New Year's Party & Fundraiser
Monday, Feb 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM San Diego Chinese New Year
12:45 PM Lecture: Why Vietnam Still Matters
4:30 PM Europe-China Relations: New Realities and Implications for the U.S.
6:00 PM Music: Javid & Naoko
Tuesday, Feb 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:30 PM Black History Month Film and Conversation Series
7:00 PM Queer Film Festival
7:00 PM Stage: Uncle Vanya
Wednesday, Feb 28
6:00 PM Film Forum: Spirit of the Beehive
7:00 PM East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes against Humanity
7:00 PM Stage: Uncle Vanya
Thursday, Mar 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Stage: Othello
7:30 PM Book signing: Call Me By Your Name
Friday, Mar 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Stage: Othello
Saturday, Mar 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM Music: Edo Bayashi and Kotobuki Jishi Workshops with Eien Hunter-Ishikawa
12:30 PM Music: Edo Bayashi and Kotobuki Jishi Workshops with Eien Hunter-Ishikawa
7:00 PM Music: Dornob Collective in Concert
7:30 PM Stage: Othello
Sunday, Mar 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:30 AM Music: Edo Bayashi and Kotobuki Jishi Workshops with Eien Hunter-Ishikawa
2:15 PM Music: Edo Bayashi and Kotobuki Jishi Workshops with Eien Hunter-Ishikawa
7:00 PM Music: Raga, Roots & Re Imaginings
Calendar

< Saturday, May 6, 2017 >


All Day San Diego Ho'oluale'a Come early to observe the Hawaiian greeting of the blowing of the conch shell. There will be hula dancing, music, a canoe display, craft shopping, storytelling, and divine foods. You can also learn the meaning of Hawaiian words.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
East Mission Bay Park De Anza Cove
3000 North Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, CA
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Dates and times:
Saturday, May 6 - All Day
Sunday, May 7 - All Day

For more information, please visit: www.sdhoolaulea.com
All Day Annual Dragon Boat Race Festival The San Diego Dragon Boat Festival showcases the traditional art and sport of dragon boat racing. Competitors test their endurance as they row the fast, dragon-shaped vessels in teams, Come enjoy the races, fine food, and entertainment.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Tecolote Shores North Park
Mission Bay Park
San Diego, CA
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Saturday, May 6 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Stage

A Raisin in the Sun
Until February 17, 2018

Vietgone
Until February 18, 2018

Outside Mullingar
Until February 19, 2018

Cloud Techtonics
Until February 24, 2018

Cardboard Piano
Until February 25, 2018

The Importance of Being Earnest
Until March 4, 2018

Uncle Vanya
Until March 11, 2018

Exhibitions and Art

Age of the Baroque
Until February 13, 2018

Art of the Americas
Until February 18, 2018

Indonesian Shadow Puppets
Until March 1, 2018

Jewels of India
Until March 1, 2018

Recycled and Embroidered Textiles of Bengal
Until March 25, 2018

Barrio Art Crawl
Ongoing, every 2nd Saturday of each month

Art of East Asia
Until December 31, 2019

Arts of Iran
Until January 31, 2019

Art Of The 20th Century
Ongoing until December 31, 2019

German Expressionism
Ongoing until December 31, 2019

Art Of The Open Air
Ongoing until February 13, 2018

Kids

Kids Meet Mandarin
Ongoing Fridays

Chinese Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Spanish Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Bilingual Storytime
Ongoing Fridays

Classes and Workshops

Irish Gaelic Conversation Circle
Ongoing Tuesdays

Tai Chi Workshop
Ongoing Saturdays

Shakespeare&Tea
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

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

Ensenada Mexico Pacific Ocean Coastal Tour

Baja Mexico Grand Tour

Tijuana Foodie Adventures

Other

Tea with The Bard
Ongoing, first Sunday of each month

Kirtan Musical Meditation
Ongoing, Thursdays

Dances of Universal Peace
Ongoing Saturdays
10:00 AM Asian Cultural Festival Martial arts, ethnic dances, cultural exhibitions, entertainment, games, and of course, food! Pet friendly and smoking-free. The Asian Cultural Festival is hosted and presented by the National Asian American Coalition and produced by Silk Road Productions.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Mira Mesa Community Park
8575 New Salem Street
San Diego, CA 92126
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Saturday, May 6 - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.naac.org
10:00 AM Cinco de Mayo con Orgullo Festival & Car Show Susan G. Komen San Diego is partnering with Impalas Car Club San Diego and their Cinco de Mayo con Orgullo Festival & Car Show.

There will be food, live entertainment, a health pavilion, a cultural arts pavilion, a classic car show, and a Kids Zone. The Komen San Diego Mobile Mammography Coach will be providing free mammograms at the event to women (and men) who qualify. Call (619) 269-1299 for requirements.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Chicano Park
Between National and Logan Avenues under the Coronado Bridge
San Diego, CA 92133
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Saturday, May 6 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.komensandiego.org
11:00 AM Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo The 34th Annual Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo transforms the Old Town area into the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration north of the border. This weekend celebration attracts over 100,000 people over the course of three days with a bustling mercado, a huge display of lowriders and other autos, lucha libre wrestling matches, a petting zoo and pony rides, roving performers, a Ballet Folklorico competition, and non-stop music on three stages with over 40 bands playing Latin rock, Norteña, banda sinaloense, conjunto jarocho, and mariachi. Proceeds benefit the Historic Old Town Community Foundation.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Old Town State Historic Park
4002 Wallace Street
San Diego, CA 92110
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Dates and times:
Saturday, May 6 - 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, May 7 - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.cincodemayooldtown.com
11:00 AM Holi Festival of Colors This traveling celebration of the Holi Festival of Colors "invites guests to celebrate the simple, joyful aspects of life." Activities include live music and DJs, top-of-the-hour color throws, interactive dance, yoga, hugs, crafts, and a range of ethnic vegetarian dishes. Fourth-annual event.

Admission/Cost: $5
Children 12 and under free - FREE

Location:
Junior Seau Oceanside Pier Amphitheatre
200 North of the Strand
Oceanside, CA 92054
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Saturday, May 6 - 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.festivalofcolorsusa.com
11:00 AM UNASD Discussion: Climate Change & Human Trafficking The consequences of climate change are manyfold and observable...AND did you know that climate change has created a new generation of sex-trafficking victims?

After Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines in 2013, an underground economy took root as women and girls were sold for food or trafficked into forced labor and sex work...

These examples of linkages and more are outlined during our monthly U.N. Info Session meant to engage on the importance of the United Nations' work and its local impact particularly as it relates to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Come join us in our Eleanor Roosevelt Global Classroom located in our office building in Balboa Park for a relaxed and casual learning. We welcome any curious mind and even those 'fluent' in all things UN. Bring your child, friend, pet ... all are welcomed!

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Eleanor Roosevelt Classroom
UN Building
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA
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Saturday, May 6 - 11:00 AM to 12 PM

For more information, please visit: www.unasd.org/
2:00 PM Stage: Travels with My Aunt North Coast Repertory Theatre presents Giles Havergal's theatrical adaptation of the Graham Greene novel. Eccentric aunt Augusta swoops in, shakes up the life of her staid bourgeois nephew, and ignites the lust for adventure buried within his gray flannel soul." David Ellenstain directs.

Admission/Cost: $39 - $50

Location:
North Coast Repertory Theatre
987-D Lomas Santa Fe Drive
Solana Beach, CA 92075
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Wednesday April 12 to Sunday, May 7, 2017
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM (No Shows 4/15)
Sundays - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM (No 7:00 PM show 5/7)

For more information, please visit: www.northcoastrep.org
6:30 PM Music: Camarada, Cantos de Amor The program features music by Manuel Ponce, Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, Richard Strauss, Francisco Tárrega, Reveriano Soutullo & Juan Vert, Paul Taffanel, Fernando Obradors, Manuel de Falla, Carlos Almarán, and Joseph Lacalle.

Location:
Bread & Salt
1955 Julian Avenue
San Diego, CA 92113
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Saturday, May 6 - 6:30 PM
7:00 PM Music: Nathan & Jessie Join Nathan Rivera, Jessie Andra Smith and their band for a night of gypsy blues and jazzy tunes. From the streets of New Orleans to a Parisian café, Nathan and Jessie take listeners on a multi-instrumental, multilingual journey. A high level of musicianship, jazz improvisation, and audience participation combine for a fun and uplifting show.

The band features an eclectic group of talented musicians: Jessie Andra Smith is a guitarist with a one of a kind voice. Her songs of love, life, and travel convey authenticity in both English and French. Nathan Rivera performs on accordion, resonator guitar, and clarinet as well as vocals in English and Spanish. New Orleans personality Milly Raccoon is a fiddler, songwriter, linguist and traveling musician. Local legend Trevor Mulvey has performed on upright bass around San Diego for years. Jazz guitar virtuoso Ryan Dart studied with the masters at Los Angeles Music Academy and California Institute for the Arts.

Admission/Cost:
General - $15
Premium - $20
Museum Members receive a 10% ticket discount.

Location:
Museum of Making Music
5790 Armada Drive
Carlsbad, CA
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Saturday, May 6 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.museumofmakingmusic.org
7:00 PM Stage: Clybourne Park Palomar College stages Bruce Norris' follow-up to Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun. Act One takes place in 1959, as white community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a home to a black family. Act Two is set in the same house in the present day, as the now predominantly African-American neighborhood battles to hold its ground in the face of gentrification. Annie Hinton directs.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $15

Location:
Palomar College
1140 West Mission Road
San Marcos, CA 92069
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, May 5 until Sunday, May 14
Sundays - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursdays - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Fridays - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturdays - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Travels with My Aunt North Coast Repertory Theatre presents Giles Havergal's theatrical adaptation of the Graham Greene novel. Eccentric aunt Augusta swoops in, shakes up the life of her staid bourgeois nephew, and ignites the lust for adventure buried within his gray flannel soul." David Ellenstain directs.

Admission/Cost: $39 - $50

Location:
North Coast Repertory Theatre
987-D Lomas Santa Fe Drive
Solana Beach, CA 92075
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Wednesday April 12 to Sunday, May 7, 2017
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM (No Shows 4/15)
Sundays - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM (No 7:00 PM show 5/7)

For more information, please visit: www.northcoastrep.org
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