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Friday, Sep 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
3:00 PM Kumeyaay Garden Dedication Ceremony
5:30 PM Japanese Autumn Equinox Ceremony
6:00 PM Music: Leyla McCalla
6:00 PM South Sudan: Crisis and Conflict in the World's Newest Country
7:00 PM Dance: Bamboozled
8:00 PM Music: Los Amigos Invisibles
8:00 PM Music: Al Di Meola
8:00 PM Stage: Ironbound
8:00 PM Stage: Accomplice
8:00 PM Stage: Wild Goose Dreams
8:00 PM Stage: A Piece of My Heart
Saturday, Sep 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM Pacific Islander Festival
10:00 AM San Diego Bonsai Club Show
10:00 AM International Peace Day Celebration
10:00 AM Vista Viking Festival
12:30 PM Dance: International Harvest Festival
2:00 PM House of China Moon Festival
2:00 PM Celebrate Armenian Culture
2:00 PM Stage: Wild Goose Dreams
7:00 PM Music: Debashish Bhattacharya and Derek Gripper
7:00 PM Music: Taiko Beats
8:00 PM Stage: Accomplice
8:00 PM Stage: Wild Goose Dreams
8:00 PM Stage: Ironbound
8:00 PM Stage: A Piece of My Heart
8:30 PM Music: Siavash Ghomayshi
Sunday, Sep 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 AM Pacific Islander Festival 2017
10:00 AM San Diego Bonsai Club Show
10:00 AM Vista Viking Festival
12:00 PM Book Signing: How to Run Away from Home
12:30 PM Dance: International Harvest Festival
2:00 PM House of Puerto Rico Lawn Program
2:00 PM Stage: Ironbound
2:00 PM Stage: Accomplice
2:00 PM Stage: Wild Goose Dreams
2:00 PM Stage: A Piece of My Heart
3:00 PM Film: Denial
3:00 PM Music: Michael Nigro
7:00 PM Stage: Wild Goose Dreams
Monday, Sep 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Lecture: Old New Media Xerox Art in Brazil
6:00 PM Music: Javid and Naoko
7:30 PM Music: The Danish Golden Age
Tuesday, Sep 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM UCSD Martial Arts Demo
6:00 PM Book Signing: The Sandcastle Girls
7:30 PM Stage: Wild Goose Dreams
Wednesday, Sep 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:30 PM Film: The Salt of the Earth
6:30 PM Book Discussion: Choices
6:30 PM Film: Low Riders
7:00 PM Music: Draco Rosa
7:30 PM Stage: Wild Goose Dreams
Thursday, Sep 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Ironbound
8:00 PM Stage: Wild Goose Dreams
8:00 PM Stage: A Piece of My Heart
Friday, Sep 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM El Cajon Oktoberfest
12:30 PM September Movies At the College Avenue Center
4:00 PM La Mesa Oktoberfest
4:00 PM El Cajon Oktoberfest
6:30 PM Bollywood Garba By The Sea
7:00 PM 2017 Harmony and Motion International Music and Dance Festival
7:00 PM Music: Manny Cepeda Orchestra Quartet
7:30 PM Stage: Anon(ymous)
8:00 PM Stage: Speak Spanish To Me
8:00 PM Stage: Accomplice
8:00 PM Stage: Wild Goose Dreams
8:00 PM Stage: Ironbound
8:00 PM Stage: A Piece of My Heart
Saturday, Sep 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM La Mesa Oktoberfest
11:00 AM San Diego Cabrillo Festival
12:00 PM El Cajon Oktoberfest
2:00 PM 2017 Harmony and Motion International Music and Dance Festival
2:00 PM Stage: Wild Goose Dreams
3:00 PM Sabor Caliente: Hispanic Heritage Festival
6:00 PM 2017 Harmony and Motion International Music and Dance Festival
7:00 PM Music: Carlos Velasco
7:30 PM Stage: Anon(ymous)
8:00 PM Stage: Accomplice
8:00 PM Stage: Speak Spanish To Me
8:00 PM Stage: Wild Goose Dreams
8:00 PM Stage: Ironbound
8:00 PM Stage: A Piece of My Heart
Sunday, Oct 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Adams Avenue Street Fair
10:00 AM Encinitas Oktoberfest
10:00 AM La Mesa Oktoberfest
12:00 PM 2017 Harmony and Motion International Music and Dance Festival
12:00 PM El Cajon Oktoberfest
2:00 PM Stage: Accomplice
2:00 PM Stage: Ironbound
2:00 PM Stage: A Piece of My Heart
3:00 PM Music: K.S. Resmi and Scott Robinson
7:00 PM Stage: Speak Spanish To Me
7:00 PM Stage: Wild Goose Dreams
Monday, Oct 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Annual Polish Festival
7:30 PM Music: The Danish Golden Age
Tuesday, Oct 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 PM Film: The Cut
Wednesday, Oct 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:30 PM Film Discussion: Love and Death
7:30 PM Film: Fuocoammare
Thursday, Oct 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM Film: San Diego International Film Festival
6:00 PM Book Signing: The Sandcastle Girls
7:00 PM Stage: Ironbound
7:30 PM Film: La Pazza Gioia
7:30 PM Stage: Anon(ymous)
8:00 PM Stage: A Piece of My Heart
Calendar

< Sunday, May 14, 2017 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Stage

Hamlet
Until September 22, 2017

The Explorer's Club
Until September 24, 2017

Wild Goose Dreams
Until October 1, 2017

Kiss of the Spider Woman
Until October 27, 2017

Exhibitions and Art

We Are Here/Estamos Aqui
Until October 29, 2017

Trappings: Homage to the Horse and Other Steeds
Until November 12, 2017

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]
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
12:00 PM House of Norway Lawn Program Annual Norwegian Festival at Balboa Park- there will be entertainment and Norwegian foods. . .plus:

• Lefse demonstration booth
• Rosemaling demonstration
• Spinning, Weaving and Norwegian knitting
• The Red Hand, with display of Viking era items and coming in Viking Era costume.
• Wood carving
• Hurtigruten
• Seaman's Church with goods for sale

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
International Cottages
Balboa Park
2294 Pan American Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
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Sunday, May 14 - 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sdhpr.org
2:00 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
2:00 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
4:30 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
5:00 PM Indian Classical Music: Naadopaasana A Carnatic Vocal Concert by O.S.Thyagarajan
Accompanied by:
Mysore Srikanth - Violin
Srimushnam Raja Rao - Mridangam

Admission/Cost: $20 (Free for IFAASD 2017 Subscription and Subscription Plus Patrons)

Location:
Seaside Center for Spiritual Living
1613 Lake Drive
Encinitas CA 92024
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Sunday, May 14 - 5:00 PM
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM West African Dance: Djibril Camara Lift your African dance practice to new heights with Djibi's weekly West African dance class. Djibril Camara, Master Dancer from Guinea now living in San Diego, welcomes everyone to dance, workout, sing, and share his infectious love of African culture. For beginners to advanced.

Admission/Cost: $15

Location:
La Vie Dance & Culture
325 W. Washington Street, Suites 7 & 8,
San Diego, CA 92103
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Dates and times:
Ongoing until December 31
Sundays 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Tuesdays 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

For more information, Please call: (619) 560-6281 or visit www.lavie.dance
7:00 PM Iranian Music Concert The Persian Cultural Center presents a Mother's Day Concert featuring the Santour & Taar duet of Faraz Minouei and Behfar Bahaadoraan.

Admission/Cost: PCC Members & Students $20, General $25, VIP $30

Location:
Iranian- American Center
6790 Top Gun St. #7
San Diego, CA 92121
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Sunday, May 14 - 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.pccsd.org
7:30 PM Music: The Mariachi Divas Founded in 1999 by trumpet player Cindy Shea, the Two Time Grammy Award Winning Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea is a multicultural, all-female ensemble that continues to push and expand the scope of mariachi music. Since 2003, Mariachi Divas has been the official mariachi of the Disneyland Resort where they entertain audiences of all ages and backgrounds on a year-round basis. In addition to performing regularly at the Disneyland Resort and when they are not busy recording albums, Mariachi Divas and their music can be found in films, music videos, Hallmark greeting cards, and movie soundtracks a well as touring across the United States and Mexico.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $35

Location:
California Center for the Arts
340 N. Escondido Boulevard
Escondido, CA 92025
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Sunday, May 14 - 7:30 PM
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