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Friday, Apr 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
3:00 PM Book Discussion: A Telescopic History of the Sri Lankan War
5:30 PM Lecture: War and Peace in Ukraine
6:00 PM Pachuca & Chola Art Exhibition
6:00 PM SDAFF Spring Showcase
6:00 PM Music: Mario Marauak
7:00 PM Music: Shin-Ichi Fukuda
7:00 PM Music: Lionel Loueke
7:00 PM Film Discussion: Don't Be Tired
7:30 PM Music: Michela Musolino & Fabio Turchetti
7:30 PM Stage: Anna In The Tropics
7:30 PM Music: Papanasam
8:00 PM Music: Dayme Arocena
8:00 PM Music: Fred Benededtti & George Svoboda
Saturday, Apr 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Chicano Park Day
11:00 AM Cooking Workshop: DIY Sauerkraut and Beer Pairing
11:30 AM Sucr Bien-Sr!: French Conversation
1:00 PM Pacific Rim Festival
1:00 PM SDAFF Spring Showcase
1:00 PM Tequila and Taco Music Festival
5:00 PM Spring Gala: Viva Mexico
5:30 PM Sikh Langar Vegetarian Dinner and Dancing
6:00 PM Art: Protest an American Tradition
7:00 PM Classical and Folk Music of Iran
7:00 PM 23rd Vietnamese Culture Night
7:00 PM Music: Chinese Choral Society
7:00 PM Japanese Guitarist Concert
7:30 PM That's Life! German Cabaret
7:30 PM Stage: Anna In The Tropics
8:00 PM Music: Flaco Jimenez
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
Calendar

< Friday, May 12, 2017 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Stage

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

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

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

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

Other

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

10:00 AM Art Exhibtion: Syncretism Ethan Snow's Syncretism is an art exhibition of his speculative reinterpretation of Japanese Shintoism that is transformed by the digitally obsessed modern society. This exhibit is comprised of paintings, ceramics, and participatory art pieces. Snow invites 20 guests that attend the opening reception to write their wishes on the ema plaques (which people write their prayers and wishes) which will be displayed in the exhibition.

Admission/Cost: $8 - $10

Location:
Japanese Friendship Garden
Balboa Park
2215 Pan American Road
San Diego, CA 92101
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Friday, May 12 - 10:00 AM
10:00 AM Stage: Ragtime The J Company Youth Theatre presents the musical based E.L. Doctorow's novel about "the American experience at the turn of the 20th century. Three diverse families in pursuit of the American dream, discover the surprising interconnections of the human heart, the limitations of justice, and the consequences of dreams permanently deferred."

Admission/Cost: $10 - $18

Location:
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Drive
San Diego, CA 92037
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Dates and times:
Friday, May 12 - 10:00 AM
Saturday, May 13 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 14 - 1:00 PM
Sunday, May 14 - 4:30 PM
Thursday, May 18 - 7:00 PM
Sunday, May 21 - 1:00 PM
Sunday, May 21 - 4:30 PM
3:50 PM Gator By The Bay Zydeco, Blues & Crawfish Festival Emphasizing the the rollicking music, food and Mardi Gras spirit of Louisiana, San Diego's 16th annual Gator By The Bay is the largest, most authentic good times music, dance and culture festival in Southern California. Held Thursday, May 11 to Sunday, May 14 - Spanish Landing Park, across from San Diego International Airport, Gator By the Bay features four days of live music with over 100 musical acts and special performances on seven stages, shaded dance floors for non-stop dancing, cooking demos, dance lessons and 10,000 pounds of live crawfish brought in fresh from Louisiana for the biggest crawfish boil this side of the bayou.

Since its inception in 2001 the festival has grown to showcase not only Grammy winning Cajun and Zydeco artists directly from Louisiana, but also legendary Chicago and California blues artists, rockabilly and roots performers and award-winning salsa and Latin bands. The festival has become an annual must-do for enthusiasts of all ages.

Festival tickets range from $25 to $40, with discounts available for advance purchase and multiday passes. Children 17 and under are admitted free with a paid adult and kids can enjoy an activity area just for them.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $40

Location:
Spanish Landing Park
North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA
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Dates and times:
Thursday, May 11 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday, May 12 - 3:50 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, May 13 - 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, May 14 - 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.gatorbythebay.com or call: (619) 234-8612
6:00 PM Hawaiian Paint and Sip Workshop and Fundraiser Come out to celebrate Mother's Day a few days early by coming out to the Paint & Sip Fundraiser for the Hawaiian Civic Club of San Diego, 'Ahahui Kiwila Hawai'i o San Diego. The "Honey Hibiscus" will be the painting that artist Lokelani Reichert will walk participants through with ease. It is sure to be a night of creativity, fun, and conversation! Proceeds from this event wil benefit the Scholarships that Ahahui Kiwila o Hawai'i of San Diego provide for youth and adults returning to school. Children 12 and up welcome to participate. Ticket pricing includes all supplies, light dinner and two beverages.

Sponsored by the San Diego Hawaiian Civic Club | Ahahui Kiwila Hawaii O San Diego (San Diego Hawaiian Civic Club)

Admission/Cost: $30

Location:
Hui o Hawai'i of San Diego
752 Grand Avenue
Spring Valley, CA 91977
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Friday, March 12 - 6:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.akhsd.org
6:30 PM Modern Japan Concert Series Every Friday in May, explore the sounds of Japan as UC San Diego student ensembles perform concerts in the galleries.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
San Diego Museum of Art
Balboa Park
1450 El Prado
San Diego, CA
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Friday, May 26 - 6:30 PM
7:00 PM Stage: Violet in Concert Coronado Playhouse stages a concert version of "Violet," a musical based on Doris Betts short story, "The Ugliest Pilgrim," and with a score by Tony-winning composer Jeanine Tesori ("Fun Home," "Thoroughly Modern Millie," "Shrek The Musical").

"Violet" is the emotional journey of a disfigured girl traveling through the segregated American South in the 1960s, to meet a televangelist who she hopes can make her beautiful. On her long bus ride, Violet meets two soldiers on their way to Vietnam. Her relationships with them are key to her emotional awakening.

The music encompasses country, gospel, blues, and honky-tonk rock. Violet opened off-Broadway in 1997 and won the Drama Critics' Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical. When it opened to rave reviews on Broadway in 2014, it was a Tony nominee for Best Musical.

Admission/Cost: $20

Location:
Coronado Playhouse
1835 Strand Way
Coronado, CA
MAP

Dates and times:
Friday, May 12th - 7:00 PM
Saturday, May 13th - 7:00 PM
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
7:30 PM Crossings: Migration Music Join the USD Choral Ensembles for a moving exploration of immigrant and refugee journeys, benefitting the International Rescue Committee. The evening will conclude with a performance of Gabriel Faure's exquisite Requiem, featuring professional orchestra and guests from the greater San Diego choral community, in memory of the many souls lost while crossing desert and sea.

Admission/Cost: $5 - $10

Location:
Camino Hall
Shiley Theatre
University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110
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Friday, May 12 - 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sandiego.edu
8:00 PM Dance: Carmen and The Four Seasons Elizabeth Wistrich's one-act version of Carmen has been one of her most popular, critically acclaimed and in demand ballets. Created in 1988, danced to Georges Bizet's exhilarating score, the ballet tells the story of Carmen, a beautiful and sultry factory worker, set in 1820's Spain. Men are fascinated by her and will do almost anything for her love - including murder. Also on the program is a world premiere by Geoff Gonzalez to Vivaldi's most popular score - The Four Seasons. With detailed scenery and elaborate costumes by the great designer, David Heuvel, this dramatic story ballet never fails to leave an indelible impression.

Admission/Cost: $32 - $105

Location:
Spreckels Theater
121 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Friday, May 12 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 13 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 14 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.cityballet.org
9:00 PM The Young Matador The Young Matador: A story born from the rhyme of reason. This hour long show has dancing (ballroom, tap, ballet, martial art and mime), stand-up and situational comedy. Music by Rio Gadjo.

Admission/Cost: $20-30

Location:
Ocean Beach Playhouse
4944 Newport Avenue
San Diego, CA 92107
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Dates and times:
Friday, May 12 - 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, May 13 - 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.obtheatrecompany.com
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