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Wednesday, Nov 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:30 PM Festival: Global Winter Wonderland
7:00 PM Stage: Black Pearl Sings!
9:00 PM Music: Tribal Theory
Thursday, Nov 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM Thanksgiving in Spain
7:00 PM Film: The Diary of Anne Frank
Friday, Nov 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:30 PM Festival: Global Winter Wonderland
7:00 PM New West Ballet Presents 'The Nutcracker'
7:00 PM San Diego Academy Of Ballet And Ballet Institute of San Diego's 'Nutcracker'
7:30 PM Comedy: Rex Navarrete
8:00 PM Film: The Diary of Anne Frank
8:00 PM Film: The Big Sick
8:00 PM Stage: Black Pearl Sings!
9:30 PM Comedy: Rex Navarrete
Saturday, Nov 25
8:30 AM Nature Walk from Kumeyaay Lake
11:00 AM Film: The Red Shoes
11:00 AM Art: Sumi-e Ten (Japanese paintings)
2:00 PM San Diego Academy Of Ballet And Ballet Institute of San Diego's 'Nutcracker'
2:00 PM New West Ballet Presents 'The Nutcracker'
4:30 PM Festival: Global Winter Wonderland
5:00 PM Art: A MesoAmerican Experience
5:00 PM Barrio Art Jam
7:00 PM New West Ballet Presents 'The Nutcracker'
7:00 PM San Diego Academy Of Ballet And Ballet Institute of San Diego's 'Nutcracker'
7:30 PM Comedy: Rex Navarrete
8:00 PM Music: Magdi Elhusseini and Zamman
8:00 PM Music: Ella Fitzgerald Tribute
8:00 PM Stage: Black Pearl Sings!
8:00 PM Stage: The Diary of Anne Frank
8:00 PM Film: The Big Sick
8:30 PM Music: Sami Beigi
9:30 PM Comedy: Rex Navarrete
Sunday, Nov 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Art Sumi-e
11:00 AM Film: The Red Shoes
2:00 PM New West Ballet Presents 'The Nutcracker'
2:00 PM Stage: The Diary of Anne Frank
2:15 PM Film: Lawrence of Arabia
4:30 PM Festival: Global Winter Wonderland
7:00 PM Comedy: Rex Navarrete
7:00 PM Film: Lawrence of Arabia
Monday, Nov 27
All Day Film: Wings of Desire
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:30 PM Festival: Global Winter Wonderland
5:00 PM Book Signing: Eugenie Buchan: A Few Planes for China
Tuesday, Nov 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:30 AM Jacque Nunez: 'Journey to the Past'
6:30 PM Film: Three The Hard Way
Wednesday, Nov 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:30 PM Festival: Global Winter Wonderland
6:00 PM Music: Ines Iawati & Sophie Webber
7:00 PM A Night of Stories For Peace: Journeys
7:00 PM Irish Christmas in America
Thursday, Nov 30
12:00 AM Film: Empire of the Sun
4:30 PM Festival: Global Winter Wonderland
4:45 PM Film: Empire of the Sun
6:00 PM By-Stander Intervention: Rapid Response Training
7:00 PM Author Isabel Allende In Conversation - "In The Midst of Winter"
7:00 PM Film: The Diary of Anne Frank
8:00 PM Film: Empire of the Sun
8:00 PM Stage: Black Pearl Sings!
Friday, Dec 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
3:00 PM International Christmas Festival
4:30 PM Festival: Global Winter Wonderland
8:00 PM Film: The Diary of Anne Frank
Saturday, Dec 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM International Christmas Festival
2:00 PM Music: Jessica Fichot
4:30 PM Festival: Global Winter Wonderland
8:00 PM Stage: Black Pearl Sings!
8:00 PM Stage: The Diary of Anne Frank
Sunday, Dec 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM San Pasqual Battle Day
1:00 PM Hanukkah Afternoon
2:00 PM Stage: Black Pearl Sings!
2:00 PM House of Ukraine
2:00 PM Stage: The Diary of Anne Frank
4:00 PM Amnesty Int'l North County Global Write-a-Thon
Monday, Dec 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:30 PM Festival: Global Winter Wonderland
Tuesday, Dec 5
4:30 PM Festival: Global Winter Wonderland
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< Saturday, May 13, 2017 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Exhibitions and Art

Four Treasures Of The Chinese Study
Until December 1, 2017

Modern Masters from Latin America: The Perez Simon Collection
Until December 2, 2017

Monet's Étretat: Destination & Motif At Timken
Until December 3, 2017

Memories Of Underdevelopment
Until February 4, 2018

Art of the Americas
Until February 18, 2018

Indonesian Shadow Puppets
Until March 1, 2018

Jewels of India
Until March 1, 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

Dan McCleary, Etchings And Studies: Taller De Grabado Oaxaca 2000 - 2016

Kanban, Traditional Shop Signs Of Japan
Ongoing until October 8, 2017

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 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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 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 Street Eats
Ongoing, Select Saturdays

Tijuana Brewery Tour
Ongoing, Select Saturdays

Tijuana Market Hop
Ongoing, Select Sundays

Tijuana Seafood Food Tour
Ongoing Saturdays

Tijuana Foodie Adventure
Ongoing Saturdays,Tuesdays,Sundays

Ensenada Mexico Pacific Ocean Coastal Tour

Baja Mexico Grand Tour

Tijuana Foodie Adventures

Brews + Chews & Views: Tijuana Walking Tour
Ongoing Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays until Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Other

Tea with The Bard
Ongoing, first Sunday of each month

Kirtan Musical Meditation
Ongoing, Thursdays

Frankie & Maria's Italian Wedding, A Not-So-Ordinary Interactive Dinner Theater
Ongoing, Saturdays, Fridays

Jewish Film Festival
Ongoing, Everyday

Belly Dance Greek Dinner Show
Ongoing, Fridays, Saturdays

Haad Sai Thai Food
Ongoing, Thursday

10:00 AM Balboa Park PowWow The San Diego American Indian Health Center's Annual Balboa Park Pow Wow is a cultural event that showcases the heritage and traditions of American Indians. As a demonstration of the cultural and spiritual traditions, participants of all ages will be present from many American Indian Tribes, bands, and communities. Kumeyaay Bird Singers will open the event, as we are all guests in their homeland. Gourd Dancing will follow and then Grand Entry, which opens a day of Inter-Tribal Dancing. Well known American Indian Drum groups Sooner Nation and Coyote Canyon will provide the traditional music of the Pow Wow.

This year Saginaw Grant, revered elder, actor, and motivational speaker, will be present as Spiritual Advisor. On Saturday, Danza Azteca Calpulli Mexihca Aztec dancers will be our guests. This year we will honor Bobby Wallace for all his contributions to the community, and on Sunday, all mothers will be honored. Vendors will be selling handmade jewelry, pottery, basketry, and a variety of other crafts and wares. Food venders will be selling a variety of food items, including fry bread and Indian Tacos.

The Pow Wow will also feature a Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL) Zone that will include physical activities for youth, nutrition education, games, and a variety of information booths with materials focused on promoting healthy lifestyles. On the southwest corner of Park Boulevard and Presidents Way.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Balboa Park Activity Center
2145 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Saturday, May 13 - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday, May 14 - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

For more information, please email: [email protected]
10:00 AM Eat Better Art: Cooking Around The World Eat Better Art is a series of artful cooking classes designed to bring parents and children together in the kitchen as they learn about good nutrition and create delicious dishes!

Ages 4-6 are welcome from 10:00 AM to Noon and ages 7-12 are welcome from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Pricing is $50 for nonmembers and $40 for members.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $50

Location:
The New Children's Museum
200 West Island Ave.
San Diego, CA
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Saturday, May 13 - 10:00 AM

For more information, please email: [email protected] or call: (619) 233-8792
10:00 AM Figment San Diego A free, all-ages participatory arts event, Figment celebrates the diverse culture of San Diego by inviting everyone to interact and play through the arts. Using participatory art as a bridge to cross cultural divides, we encourage everyone to create art and rub shoulders with people they might not necessarily rub shoulders with in their day-to-day life. We are committed to fostering a thriving and diverse community connected through art.

People can share paintbrushes with strangers, paint on a community mural, learn how to hula hoop or experience the magic of an Arctic exhibition, among many other collaborative art experiences.

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 13 - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

For more information, please visit: sandiego.figmentproject.org
11:00 AM 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
12:30 PM PTE-HOPE Multicultural Festival The sixth annual event. There will be cultural entertainment, dance and music (Latino, Filipino, African American, European, Asian and more). There will also be free refreshments, food and snacks—plus community and business vendors, henna, caricature artists, a photo booth, kids kraft workshop, a cake walk, raffle and more!

Guests: Los Angeles Consul General Adelio Angelito S. Cruz, Republic of the Philippines and World Boxing Champion; International Boxing Federation Champion Manny Melchor; Eddie Baytos, MTV choreographer/composer; Andre Soriano, celebrity fashion designer.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Bonita-Sunnyside Library
4375 Bonita Road
Bonita, CA 91902
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Saturday, May 13 - 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

For more information, please call the branch at (619) 475-4642 and ask to speak with Janet or Marisa.
1:00 PM San Diego Paella Wine & Beer Festival The third annual San Diego Paella, Wine & Beer Festival will feature unlimited tasting paella to feed over 3,000 people, including the largest paella in the USA that will feed more than 2,000 attendees by itself! The festival will also feature more than 20 acclaimed Paella chefs and their teams which will gather from across the globe to compete for the following titles: Best Paella in the Cali-Baja Region, Best Looking Paella and People's Choice.

The San Diego Paella, Wine & Beer Festival will also feature dozens of acclaimed local and international wineries, breweries and tequilerias with unlimited tastings of your choice of wine, beer and spirits. 21+

Admission/Cost: $40 - $125

Location:
Embarcadero Marina Park South
200 Marina Pkwy.
San Diego, CA
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Saturday, May 13 - 1:00 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
7:00 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
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Dates and times:
Friday, May 12th - 7:00 PM
Saturday, May 13th - 7:00 PM
8:00 PM 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
8:00 PM Baila Para la Causa Live music, DJ, beginner dance class, delicious food, and drinks to support "Train for Change" — a teacher training program that is working to improve education for 1 million children in the most impoverished areas across Honduras.

Admission/Cost: $18 - 250

Location:
WorldBeat Cultural Center
San Diego, CA
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Saturday, May 13 - 8:00 PM
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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