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Saturday, May 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Japanese Living Moss Garden
11:00 AM Lebanese Food Festival
2:00 PM French Culture Lecture Series & Kids Storytime
2:00 PM Ethiopian Experience: Feast + Cultural Journey
2:00 PM Film: Tsar to Lenin
7:30 PM Music: Park Junghyun (Lena Park)
8:00 PM Stage: The Revolutionists
8:00 PM Stage: Having Our Say
Sunday, May 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM HPR Annual Ethnic Food Fair
11:00 AM Lebanese Food Festival
1:00 PM Film: Knowledge is the Begining, The Ramallah Concert
2:00 PM Stage: The Revolutionists
2:00 PM Music: Jimmy & Enrique
2:00 PM Book Signing: Antonio F. Vianna. Far from Ordinary
2:00 PM Stage: Having Our Say
Monday, May 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, May 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Wednesday, May 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Thursday, Jun 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 PM Artist Talk: Li Huai
7:00 PM Stage: The Revolutionists
8:00 PM Stage: Having Our Say
Friday, Jun 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Mule Bone
8:00 PM Stage: The Revolutionists
8:00 PM Stage: Having Our Say
Saturday, Jun 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM Music: CWM Summer Series, Caribbean Inspiration
6:30 PM South Asian Culture Show: Backstage Bollywood
6:30 PM South Asian Culture Show: Backstage Bollywood
8:00 PM Stage: The Revolutionists
8:00 PM Stage: Mule Bone
8:00 PM Stage: Having Our Say
Sunday, Jun 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM Film: Knowledge is the Begining, The Ramallah Concert
1:30 PM Pacific Arts Movement Day With The Padres
2:00 PM Stage: The Revolutionists
2:00 PM Stage: Having Our Say
3:00 PM Stage: Mule Bone
4:00 PM Musica Vitale
7:00 PM Music: La Arrolladora Banda el Limón
Monday, Jun 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM City Diplomacy in the 21st Century
Tuesday, Jun 6
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Irish Gaelic Conversation Circle
Wednesday, Jun 7
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Thursday, Jun 8
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: The Revolutionists
8:00 PM Stage: Having Our Say
Friday, Jun 9
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: The Revolutionists
8:00 PM Stage: Mule Bone
8:00 PM Stage: Having Our Say
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< Saturday, May 20, 2017 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Stage

Having Our Say
Until June 11, 2017

Exhibitions and Art

Sherlock Holmes And The Clocktower Mystery
Until June 4, 2017

American and European Folk Art
Until June 18, 2017

American And European Folk Art From The Permanent Collection
Until June 25, 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
Ongoing until April 9, 2017

Cannibals

Art Exhibition: Kulvinder Kaur Dhew & Bruce Dehnert
Ongoing until April 26, 2017

Art Exhibition: Louis M. Schmidt 'Persons Unknown'
Ongoing until April 23, 2017

San Diego Potters' Guild Presents 'East-West'
Ongoing until April 3, 2017

Noé Olivas Quinceañera Project
Ongoing until April 30, 2017

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

French Conversation Class: "Le Polar Dans Tous Ses Etats"
Ongoing until March 29, 2017

French For Foodies: A Table!
Ongoing until March 30, 2017

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

Jane Austen's Emma, English High Tea And Dinner Theater
Until April 2, 2017

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

9:30 AM Guided Nature Walk: A Kumeyaay Kid's Life in Nature Turn back time. Join your MTRP Trail Guide and experience how Kumeyaay children lived and played at Mission Trails Regional Park. Enjoy traditional games that amused generations of Native American kids and prepared them for life in nature. Visit an ancient historic gathering place and learn how kids interacted with their natural environment.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Mission Trails Regional Park
Visitor's Center
1 Father Junipero Serra Trail
San Diego, CA 92119
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Saturday, May 20 - 9:30 AM
11:00 AM Lecture: Chinese Tea Culture & Urban Life in the Song Dynasty Join the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum for our Third Saturday Lecture. Learn the origins of tea culture and how it developed over time. We will explore the highest peak of tea culture during the Song Dynasty (960-1279) and how it compares with today.

Admission/Cost: Free - $5

Location:
Chuang Archive and Learning Center
541-B Second Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Saturday, May 20 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sdchm.org
11:00 AM Thinking Shakespeare Live! For many San Diegans, their ability to understand and appreciate the wonders of the Bard during our Summer Shakespeare Festival has increased exponentially since they joined us for Thinking Shakespeare Live!, a 90-minute exploration of the language of Shakespeare led by the Globe's Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and assisted by three professional classical actors.

Following successful showings in the past several seasons and a special Folio Edition last summer, The Old Globe will offer a reprise on Saturday, May 20 - 11 a.m.

This special program, based on Edelstein's book Thinking Shakespeare: A How-To Guide for Student Actors, Directors and Anyone Else Who Wants to Feel More Comfortable with the Bard, reveals a performer's approach to Shakespearean language so audiences may easily understand the poetry of the Bard.

An ideal introduction to Shakespeare for families and young audiences as well as an exciting new look at the playwright for Bardophiles, Thinking Shakespeare Live! will take place on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center.

Tickets are currently available for subscribers and donors. They go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 28 - noon. Tickets are $15.00 for the general public and $10.00 for subscribers, donors, students and groups. Tickets can be purchased online on The Old Globe website, by phone at 619-23-GLOBE, or by visiting the box office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.

"San Diego's Shakespeare audience is devoted to the Bard, and the Globe, one of the country's great Shakespeare theatres, always looks for innovative ways to serve it," said Edelstein. "We created Thinking Shakespeare Live! to help our audience have fun while making new connections to Shakespeare, and we are pleased to bring it back this summer and make it a regular part of our program."

Coinciding with The Old Globe's 2017 Shakespeare Festival, Thinking Shakespeare Live! is a fast-paced, funny, and altogether fascinating guide to the language of the Bard. In this lively 90-minute program, Barry Edelstein, called by NPR "one of the country's leading Shakespeareans," provides audiences a unique opportunity to learn the methods he imparts to professional actors in the rehearsal room.

As Edelstein and three skilled actors demonstrate these techniques live on stage, this entertaining behind-the-scenes look at the creative process offers a primer on the tools used to hear and understand Shakespeare. With humor and insight, Thinking Shakespeare Live! brings audiences into the intoxicating world of the Bard and shows how his masterful poetry can come to life for everyone.


Admission/Cost: $15

Location:
Old Globe Theatre
1363 Old Globe Way
San Diego, CA
MAP

Saturday, May 20 - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM Taco Fest The San Diego Taco Fest is a food, music, and cultural celebration of all that makes San Diego America's Finest City. The festival will take place on Saturday, May 20 - Waterfront Park which boasts stunning views of the bay.

Thirty of the region's best taco-centric restaurants will offer a wide range of mouth watering taco creations.

The day will be packed with incredible local and national musical performances (lineup TBD).

In between the musical performances, make your way to the south end of the festival to catch live Lucha Libre wrestling matches from Tijuana's own Baja Stars!

21+ only - General admission tickets do not include food and beverage. All food and beverage may be purchased for cash throughout the festival grounds. ATM's will be available for your convenience.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $125

Location:
Waterfront Park
1600 Pacific Hwy
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Saturday, May 20 - 11:00 AM
1:00 PM Stage: Native Voices At The Autry La Jolla Playhouse is pleased to announce Native Voices at the Autry is returning for its second year as resident theatre company through the 2017/2018 season. Spearheaded by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, the Resident Theatre Program aims to encourage the artistic development of rising performing arts organizations, while advancing and contributing to the San Diego and Southern California theatre scene as a whole.

The Resident Theatre Program is an annual appointment at La Jolla Playhouse. Previous resident theatre companies have included Mo'olelo Performing Arts Company, MOXIE Theater, San Diego Asian American Repertory Theater, Eveoke Dance Theatre, Teatro Máscara Mágica and Circle Circle dot dot.

Native Voices at the Autry is the only Equity theatre company devoted exclusively to developing and producing new works for the stage by Native American, Alaska Native and First Nations playwrights. Founded in 1994 by Producing Artistic Director Randy Reinholz (Choctaw) and Producing Executive Director Jean Bruce Scott, Native Voices became the resident theatre company at the Autry in 1999.

The company provides a supportive, collaborative setting for Native theatre artists from across North America. In 2014 the company established the Native Voices Artists Ensemble to more fully take advantage of the extraordinary talents of its Native actors, writers, musicians, and directors.

The Ensemble is devoted to developing new work in a collaborative process as well as supporting Native Voices' ongoing focus on the work of individual playwrights. Native Voices at the Autry is a member of Actors' Equity Association, LA Stage Alliance and the Dramatists Guild and is a Constituent Theatre of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre. Visit the Autry Museum website for more information.

Admission/Cost: Free, but reservations required.

Location:
La Jolla Playhouse
2910 La Jolla Village Dr.
La Jolla, CA
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, May 20 - 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM
Sunday, May 21 - 1:00 PM
1:30 PM Carlsbad Cinema Series: Birth Of A Nation Set against the antebellum South, "The Birth of a Nation" follows Nat Turner (Nate Parker), a literate slave preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner (Armie Hammer), accepts an offer to use Nat's preaching to suppress the supposed unruly slaves of multiple southern plantations for profit.

Pre-show introduction and post-show discussion led by Brandon Cesmat. Brandon teaches Humanities at California State University San Marcos

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Carlsbad City Library
1775 Dove Ln.
Carlsbad, CA
MAP

Saturday, May 20 - 1:30 PM
2:00 PM Unseen Portrait: The Art of Tom Hom The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum is excited to announce the homegrown exhibition, Unseen Portrait: The Art of Tom Hom. Many in San Diego have heard of longtime Chinese American leader and political legend, Tom Hom, but only his family and close friends are aware of his artistic talents. For the first time ever, Tom Hom is going public with his art! This exhibition will highlight Hom's dedication to documenting the Chinese American experience in artistic form.

Fifty works on display capture over seventy years of artistic creation, including sketches, cartoons, watercolors, and oil paintings. SDCHM is proud to celebrate the achievements of this inspirational community figure for his 90th birthday.

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 20 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
During the opening, Congressman Scott Peters, will speak from 2:15 - 2:30 PM and introduce Tom Hom before we embark on a tour of San Diego's historic Chinatown with Old Town Trolley Tours and Tom Hom, himself.

Reception Admission:
General - $5.00
Children under 12 - FREE
Museum Members - FREE

Exhibit ongoing May 20 - August 20, 2017

Museum Admission:
General - $5.00
Children under 12 - FREE
Museum Members - FREE

Location:
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Extension Building
328 J Street
San Diego, CA 92101
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Museum Hours:
Monday - Closed
Tuesday - 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday - 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Thursday - 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Friday - 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday - 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday - 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Closed Fourth of July

For more information, please visit: www.sdchm.org
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Japanese Koto Music Recital A concert of traditional Japanese Koto (13-string zither) music performed by kotoist Reiko Obata and her students.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Carmel Valley Branch Library
3919 Townsgate Drive
San Diego, CA 92130
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Saturday, May 20 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 552-1668
or visit www.sdpl.bwcs-hosting.com
4:00 PM Stage: Native Voices At The Autry La Jolla Playhouse is pleased to announce Native Voices at the Autry is returning for its second year as resident theatre company through the 2017/2018 season. Spearheaded by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, the Resident Theatre Program aims to encourage the artistic development of rising performing arts organizations, while advancing and contributing to the San Diego and Southern California theatre scene as a whole.

The Resident Theatre Program is an annual appointment at La Jolla Playhouse. Previous resident theatre companies have included Mo'olelo Performing Arts Company, MOXIE Theater, San Diego Asian American Repertory Theater, Eveoke Dance Theatre, Teatro Máscara Mágica and Circle Circle dot dot.

Native Voices at the Autry is the only Equity theatre company devoted exclusively to developing and producing new works for the stage by Native American, Alaska Native and First Nations playwrights. Founded in 1994 by Producing Artistic Director Randy Reinholz (Choctaw) and Producing Executive Director Jean Bruce Scott, Native Voices became the resident theatre company at the Autry in 1999.

The company provides a supportive, collaborative setting for Native theatre artists from across North America. In 2014 the company established the Native Voices Artists Ensemble to more fully take advantage of the extraordinary talents of its Native actors, writers, musicians, and directors.

The Ensemble is devoted to developing new work in a collaborative process as well as supporting Native Voices' ongoing focus on the work of individual playwrights. Native Voices at the Autry is a member of Actors' Equity Association, LA Stage Alliance and the Dramatists Guild and is a Constituent Theatre of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre. Visit the Autry Museum website for more information.

Admission/Cost: Free, but reservations required.

Location:
La Jolla Playhouse
2910 La Jolla Village Dr.
La Jolla, CA
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, May 20 - 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM
Sunday, May 21 - 1:00 PM
5:00 PM Indian Classical Music: Sampradaaya Bhajanai and Namasankeerthana Shenkottai Hariharasubramanian and Carnatica Brothers K.N. Shashikiran and P. Ganesh

Accompanied by:

S.Rengarajan - Vocal Support
Manikanda Srinivasan - Harmonium
B.Sivaraman - 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
MAP

Saturday, May 20 - 5:00 PM
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