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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 Sucré Bien-Sûr!: 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

< Friday, July 28, 2017 >

All Day Ongoing and Extended Events


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 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

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


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 Crafting with Moana Join the Mint Studio for a fun morning of making flower crowns, painting, dancing, and singing with guest "Moana".

Admission/Cost: $45

Mint Studio
5965 Village Way
San Diego, CA 92130

Friday, July 28 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
5:00 PM Lesson: Argentine Tango Learn Argentine tango in a relaxing and fun environment. The classes are dynamic and designed to acquire and build up the skills and techniques necessary to master and enjoy the tango experience. Tango Porteño is presented by The House of Argentina to share the Argentine culture through the social expression of this beautiful and powerful dance.

Admission/Cost: $12.50 - $15

Balboa Park Hall of Nations
2191 W. Pan American Road
San Diego, CA 92101

Friday, July 28 - 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 234-0739 or visit:
5:30 PM Native American Gathering Night The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation is planning a Native American Gathering night on Friday, July 28, 2017, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at the Discovery Center, 1580 Cannon Road, Carlsbad. The event is the first in the new adult summer series sponsored by ViaSat. No registration is required, and the free adult event is open to the public.

The gathering will focus on the lives of the Native Americans who were the first inhabitants of the land around the Agua Hedionda Lagoon. Participants will have the opportunity to experience first-hand presentations by Native American storytellers from various bands. History will come alive as the storytellers relate their lagoon inhabitance, culture and preservation through time.

A light dinner and snacks will be provided.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation Discovery Center
1580 Cannon Road
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Friday, July 28 - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

For more information, please call: (760) 804-1969 or visit:
6:00 PM Bollywood Dance Night Come and enjoy Bollywood performances, dance lessons and music in the center courtyard led by Bollywood Steps. This event is free and open to all ages.

Admission/Cost: FREE

The Headquarters
789 W. Harbor Drvie
San Diego, CA 92101

Friday, July 28 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 696-0025 or visit:
6:30 PM Film: Moana In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches Moana's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Tidelands Park
2000 Mullinex Drive
Coronado, CA 92118

Friday, July 28 - 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 522-7342 or visit:
7:00 PM Music: Veracruz Blues Formed in 2013, VeraCruz Blues came together in an international music scene that was missing a band that combined the cultures on both sides of the border while keeping a true soulful Afro-Latino essence. With a multicultural background and influences rooted in México, Veracruz, Latin-America, Spain, the Middle-East, the United States and California with a strong Afro-Mestizo identity and soul, VeraCruz Blues is a powerful band for social change and activism in the Californias on both sides of the border.

Admission/Cost: FREE

California Center for the Arts
340 N. Escondido Blvd
Escondido, CA 92025

Friday, July 28 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please call: (800) 988-4253 or visit:
7:00 PM Stage: The Taming of the Shrew Method Center Actors' Theatre performs "a progressive take on a classic that explores themes of feminism, masculinity, friendship, romance and familial ties while staying true to the hilarious nature of this story." Jasmin Haddad directs.

Admission/Cost: $8 - $20

Tenth Avenue Arts Center
930 Tenth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

Dates and times:
From Friday, July 28 to Sunday August 20
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
7:00 PM Stage: Pippin San Diego Junior Theatre stages the popular musical about young Prince Pippin's search for the secret to true happiness. Is it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh, or the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father King Charlemagne the Great)? "These performances are recommended for ages 13 and older."

Admission/Cost: $12 - $16

San Diego Junior Theatre
1650 El Prado #208
San Diego, CA 92101

Dates and times:
Friday, July 28 through Sunday, August 13
(For exact dates and times, please click the link below)

For more information, please call: (619) 239-8355 or visit:
7:30 PM Stage: West Side Story West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. The score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, his Broadway debut, is widely regarded as one of the best ever written with timeless pieces such as "Maria," "America," "Tonight," "I Feel Pretty" and countless others. Set in the Upper West Side of New York in the mid-1950s, the world's greatest love story takes to the streets and explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. This landmark Broadway musical is one of the theatre's finest accomplishments.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $20

Star Theatre
402 North Coast Highway
Oceanside, CA 92054

Dates and times:
Friday, July 21, July 28 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, July 22, July 29 - 7:30 PM
Sunday, July 23, July 30 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please call: (760) 721-9983 or visit:
8:00 PM Stage: Robin Hood Comic genius Ken Ludwig, whose Baskerville brought Sherlock Holmes to the Globe, is back with a brand-new Globe-commissioned world premiere comedy about another icon: Robin Hood! Under the inventive direction of Jessica Stone (Arms and the Man, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike), and packed with thrills, romance, laughs, and great characters like Little John, Friar Tuck, and Maid Marian, Robin Hood! tells the timeless story of a hero of the people who takes on the powers that be.

Admission/Cost: $39.99 - $92

Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre
1363 Old Globe Way
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101

Dates and times:
Ongoing until Sunday, September 3, 2017
Tuesdays - 7:00 PM
Wednesdays - 7:00 PM
Thursdays - 8:00 PM
Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Brooklyn The Musical Moxie Theatre hosts the West Coast premiere of Brooklyn the Broadway musical about street singers telling the story of a Parisian songstress named Brooklyn and her rise to fame. The show is directed by Leigh Scarritt and features a live band led by Chaz Cabrera.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $30

Moxie Theatre
6663 El Cajon Boulevard
Suite N
San Diego, CA 92115

Dates and times:
Friday, July 21 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, July 22 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, July 23 - 2:00 PM
Monday, July 24 - 7:00 PM
Thursday, July 27 - 7:00 PM
Friday, July 28 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, July 29 - 2:00 PM
Saturday, July 29 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, July 30 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 598-7620 or visit:
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