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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
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< Saturday, May 27, 2017 >


10:00 AM Japanese Living Moss Garden Kanako's first class sold out quickly so we're delighted to bring her back for an encore. Kokedama is a traditional Japanese art form where moss is used as a container for a plant. In this interesting and hands-on workshop, you will learn the skills behind kokedama how to make your own kokedama. Led by Kanako Yamada, owner of Kodama Forest. Workshop participants receive: Full questions and answers from an expert about this Japanese art form, all of the supplies needed to make your unique kokedama including two plants from Kanako's selection, moss, soils, and all other materials needed (please bring your apron and grove if you want). Instructor Kanako was trained in Kyoto, Japan, and looks forward to sharing her love of bringing unique and adaptable plant gifting techniques with you.

Admission/Cost: $35

Location:
City Farmers Nursery
3110 Euclid Avenue
San Diego, CA 92105
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Saturday, May 27 - 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

For more information, Please call: (619) 284-6358 or visit www.cityfarmersnursery.com
11:00 AM Lebanese Food Festival 14th annual event. Traditional healthy Lebanese dishes like hot off the saj: aaatar and cheese, tabbouleh, hummus, stuffed grape leaves, falafel, beef shawarma, chicken kabob, kibbeh, knefeh, and gourmet sweets. Plus music and dancing, folkloric dabkeh performances throughout the day, and a variety of booths with Lebanese specialties, beer and wine garden, carnival rides, cooking demonstrations.

Admission/Cost: $3

Location:
St. Ephrem Catholic Church
750 Medford Street
El Cajon, CA 92020
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Dates and times:
Friday, May 26 - 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, May 27 - 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, May 28 - 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM

For more information, Please visit: www.stephremchurch.com
2:00 PM French Culture Lecture Series & Kids Storytime This series features lectures for adults on French politics, economy, culture and more. At the same time, kids can enjoy French language story time with vocabulary building and engaging stories from France. Both programs by teachers from the San Diego French-American School.

This month's lecture topic is immigration in France. What do the current waves of immigration mean for France's future?

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
La Jolla Riford Branch Library
7555 Draper Avenue
La Jolla, CA
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Saturday, May 27 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.lajollalibrary.org
2:00 PM Ethiopian Experience: Feast + Cultural Journey The Communal Table is back for a Memorial Day Weekend special. Our good friend and owner of Muzita Abyssinian Bistro, Abel Woldemichael, will take us on on a exclusive journey through Ethiopia's food and culture.

Join other interesting and open minded San Diegans for an East African dinner experience at the critically acclaimed Muzita Abyssinian Bistro. Muzita Bistro is an award winning chic and cozy restaurant featuring exotic flavors and cooking traditions of Eritrea/Ethiopia, combined with their signature Hospitality. Muzita's Head Chef, and mother of Abel, creates exciting and inviting dishes using only the freshest and authentic ingredients reminiscent of the old country. Join the family affair and learn how to skip the fork in lieu of injerra!

Ticket price includes family style meal and a indepth culinary journey led by owner and chef, Abel.

Age limit: 18+

Admission/Cost: $45

Location:
Muzita Abyssinian Bistro
4651 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92116
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Saturday, May 27 - 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
2:00 PM Film: Tsar to Lenin On November 7, 1917, events in Russia shook the foundations of world capitalism. The coming to power of the working class, led by the Bolshevik Party, changed the course of the 20th Century and constituted the pivotal reference point for future political upheavals. In commemoration of the Russian Revolution's centenary, the San Diego branch of the Socialist Equality Party presents of one of the classic documentaries of the 20th Century, Tsar to Lenin, produced by Herman Axelbank and narrated by Max Eastman. The film attempts to portray the events leading to the monumental revolution by bringing together rare documentary footage unvarnished by the distortions of Stalinist propaganda.

Admission/Cost: Free?

Location:
Chula Vista Civic Center Library
365 F Street
Chula Vista, CA 91910
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Saturday, May 27 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
7:30 PM Music: Park Junghyun (Lena Park) Park Jungjyun, a.k.a. Lena Park performs at Pechanga. Park is an American born pop singer currently based in South Korea. She sings in both English and Korean.

Admission/Cost: $60 - $150

Location:
Pechanga Resort & Casino
45000 Pechanga Parkway
Temecula, CA 92592
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Dates and times:
Friday, May 26 - 8:30 PM
Saturday, May 27 - 7:30 PM
8:00 PM Stage: The Revolutionists Moxie Theatre presents Lauren Gunderson's "brutal comedic quartet" about for "very real women who lived boldly in France during the French Revolution's Reign of Terror" (1793-1794): Olympe De Gouge, Charlotte Corday, Marie Antoinette, and Marianne Angelle. Jennifer Eve Thorn directs.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $30

Location:
Moxie Theatre
6663 El Cajon Boulevard, Suite N
San Diego, CA 92115
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Saturday, May 27 until Sunday, June 25
Sundays - 2:00 PM
Thursdays - 7:00 PM
Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 8:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Shockheaded Peter Fall into the world of Victorian nightmares as a manic music box spins stories of naughty children and misguided parents. Silly and sinister, Shockheaded Peter dares us to ask what's beneath the floorboards. Don't miss the most damning tale ever told on stage!

Admission/Cost: $42 - $82

Location:
Cygnet Theatre
4040 Twiggs Street
San Diego, CA 92110
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Ongoing until Sunday, June 18, 2017
Wednesdays, Thursdays - 7:30 PM
Fridays. Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 3:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Having Our Say New Village Arts could have a mega-hit on its hands. Their Having Our Say is easily one of the year's very best thus far. Sadie and Bessie Delaney (Emily Mann based the play on actual African-American sisters) have invited us to celebrate their father's birthday. It's 1993. He passed away long ago. In fact, the sisters have outlived just about everyone else in the family. Sadie is 103, Bessie's 101. They participated in over a century of American history, and givedeeply felt personal accounts of life under Jim Crow laws, the Harlem Renaissance, and Civil Rights. Whilequiet Sadie avoids confrontations,"Queen" Bessie would rather die (and almost does) than cowtow to prejudice. Milena (Sellers) Phillips' Sadie and Sylvia M'Lafi Thompson's Bessie are outstanding. It's as if each plays a bucket list role. And their ritual-like, extensive preparations of a meal are amazing to behold. Christopher Scott Murillo must have imported hisintricately-detailed set from the Delaney's Mt. Vernon home. Alldesign elements jibe beautifully. And it's impossible to believe that Melissa Coleman-Reed made her directorial debut with this truly splendid show.

Admission/Cost: $25

Location:
New Village Arts Theatre
2787 B State Street
Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Ongoing from Friday, May 12 until Sunday, June 11, 2017
Thursdays - 8:00 PM
Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
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