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Friday, Jul 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM Europe: Secrets of the Old Masters
10:00 AM Afrofuturism Lounge
12:00 PM Chicano-Con
7:00 PM Iranian Film: The Corridor
8:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
8:00 PM Stage: A Man of No importance
8:00 PM Film: The Lady from Shanghai
Saturday, Jul 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM Peace Train Transcending Barriers March
10:00 AM Afrofuturism Lounge
12:00 PM 3rd Annual South Bay Salsa Fest
12:00 PM Chicano-Con
1:00 PM Discussion: Taoism with Kenneth Cohen
2:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
6:00 PM Vegan Night Kamanya Experience
6:00 PM Summerwood: Music, Beer, Food & Art Festival
8:00 PM Music: Allison Adams Tucker
8:00 PM Italian Film: Umberto D
8:00 PM Stage: A Man of No importance
Sunday, Jul 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Afrofuturism Lounge
12:00 PM Chicano-Con
2:00 PM House of Colombia Lawn Program
2:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
5:00 PM Miss Middle East USA 2018
7:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Monday, Jul 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM German Film: My Words, My Lies, My Love (Lila Lila)
Tuesday, Jul 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:30 PM Tour to Cuba Informational Session
Wednesday, Jul 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 PM Music: Mariachi Estrellas de Chula Vista
7:00 PM Women's Film Festival San Diego: The Ito Sisters
7:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Thursday, Jul 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Music: Henry Kapono
8:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
8:00 PM Stage: A Man of No importance
Friday, Jul 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Film: Mughal e Azam
7:00 PM Music: Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi
8:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
8:00 PM Stage: A Man of No importance
Saturday, Jul 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM Japanese Obon Festival
1:00 PM Music: Israel Maldonado and Puente
1:00 PM Documentary: Maritime Silk Road
1:30 PM Documentary Series: Knowledge is the Beginning
2:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
6:00 PM Book Signing: Underwater Vibes
7:00 PM Film: Coco
8:00 PM Talk: Polynesian Settlement and Heritage
8:00 PM Stage: A Man of No importance
9:00 PM Music: Como La Flor
Sunday, Jul 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM Japanese Obon Festival
2:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
7:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Monday, Jul 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Jul 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Wednesday, Aug 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Thursday, Aug 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
8:00 PM Stage: A Man of No importance
Calendar

< Saturday, September 9, 2017 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Stage

Xanadu
Until August 18

Once
Until July 22, 2018

The Tempest
Until July 22, 2018

Queens
Until July 29, 2018

Romeo and Juliet
Until August 5, 2018

Monty Python's Spamalot
Until August 12, 2018

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Until August 12, 2018

Exhibitions and Art

Emotions and Landscapes
Until August 11, 2018

Epic Tales from Ancient India
Until September 3, 2018

The Big White Dress
Until July 1, 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

Kids Meet Mandarin
Ongoing Fridays

Chinese Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Spanish Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Bilingual Storytime
Ongoing Fridays

Classes and Workshops

Europe: Secrets of the Old Masters
Ongoing until July 20

African Djembe Drumming
Ongoing Wednesday

Irish Gaelic Conversation Circle
Ongoing Tuesdays

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

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

Other

Hard Days Night
Until August 29, 2018

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

10:30 AM Cardiff Greek Festival 2017 Enjoy authentic Greek cuisine and pastries, live Greek music and dancing, kids' fun zone, cooking demonstrations, church tours, and more for the entire family at the 39th annual Greek Festival. Get your photo taken with the San Diego Padres Swinging Friar and Pad Squad from 1-4pm both days.

$3 for adults and free for children under 12. Free parking adjacent Mira Costa College. Bring the ad in this weeks paper for free admission.

Admission/Cost: $3

Location:
Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church
3459 Manchester Avenue
Cardiff, CA 92007
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Dates and times:
Saturday, September 9 - 10:30 AM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, September 10 - 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please call: (760) 942-0920 or visit: www.stsconstantinehelen.com
12:00 PM Music: 7th Annual San Diego Blues Festival The Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank will host the seventh annual AimLoan.com San Diego Blues Festival at the downtown San Diego waterfront. The family-friendly event will feature nine musical acts on two stages featuring the talents of the California Honeydrops, Joe Louis Walker, and Grammy Award-winning artist, Mavis Staples.

Festival attendees will enjoy local craft beer, food vendors, specialty cocktails and wine, along with arts and crafts vendors.

The Food Bank asks all attendees to bring 2 cans of food to donate. Super VIP tickets include admission to a private concert the night before, on Friday, September 8. Children 12 and under are allowed free entry with a paid parent or guardian. Limit one child per adult.

Tickets will also be available for purchase at the gate.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $250

Location:
Embarcadero Marina Park North
500 Kettner Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Saturday, September 9 - 12:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.portofsandiego.org
1:00 PM Stage: An American In Paris Broadway San Diego presents An American in Paris, the Tony Award-winning musical about an American soldier and a mysterious French girl looking for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Directed and choreographed by famed dancer Christopher Wheeldon, this show blends the romance of Paris with beloved songs by George and Ira Gershwin. An American in Paris runs for 2 hours and 30 minutes (with intermission) and is recommended for ages 8 and up.

Admission/Cost: $22.50 - $175

Location:
San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA
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Dates and times:
Tuesday, September 5 - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, September 6 - 7:00 PM
Thursday, September 7 - 7:30 PM
Friday, September 8 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, September 9 - 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sunday, September 10 - 1:00 PM & 6:30 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sandiegotheatres.org or call: 619) 570-1100
2:00 PM Stage: Wild Goose Dreams A North Korean defector who has left her family behind and a lonely South Korean father start an unlikely online romance as they each attempt to allay their fears and alienation in this inventive, lyrical and darkly humorous piece directed by Tony-nominated and Drama Desk Award-winning Leigh Silverman (Violet, Chinglish).

Admission/Cost: $25 - $40

Location:
La Jolla Playhouse
2910 La Jolla Village Dr
La Jolla, CA 92037
MAP

Dates and times:
Tuesday, September 5 through October 1
( Please click on the link below for specific dates and times)

For more information, please call: (858) 550-1010 or visit: www.lajollaplayhouse.org
3:00 PM Dinner & Concert: Talia Morales and Michelle Josey Join us for an afternoon of great food from A&S Catering, and a live concert featuring local Peruvian Songbird, Talia Morales & gal pal Michelle Josey. Sing along to variety of family favorites, and enjoy delicious food, going into a sense of peace and happiness that brings you to the understanding of likaa át'íígo doon nt'é da… the sweetness of doing nothing.

Our evening will start with our own local comedy improv artist Rita Mooney! So join us and find yourself with a wonderful relaxing evening and give to help programs of valuable EarthWisdom be available for future generations.... just like Talia's song with the butterflies directs us... all proceeds benefit the performers and Yraceburu EarthWisdom Community Service Projects, & are tax deducatable. How good can it get?!

Today we celebrate Kids and Butterflies!

Admission/Cost: $50

Location:
YEW Ranch
directions sent with confirmation of registration, or upon rsvp of intent
Ramona, CA

Saturday, September 9 - 3:00 PM

For more information, please call: (505) 414-1583 or visit: www.yraceburu.org
3:00 PM Film: The Resistance Saga Triple Feature The Resistance Saga Triple Feature: When the Mountains Tremble (1983), Granito: How to Nail a Dictator (2011), and 500 Years (2017)

When the Mountains Tremble (1983): Filmed in 1982 at the height of the Guatemalan Army's repression against the Mayan indigenous people, When the Mountains Tremble describes the struggle of the largely Indian peasantry against a legacy of state and foreign oppression. Centered on the experiences of Nobel Peace Laureate Rigoberta Menchú, a Maya K'iche indigenous leader, the film knits a variety of forms— interviews, direct address, re-enactment, video transmission, and on the spot footage shot at great hazard— into a wide-ranging and remarkable cohesive epic canvas of the Guatemalan struggle.

Granito: How to Nail a Dictator (2011): In 1982, Guatemala was engulfed in an armed conflict during which a genocidal "scorched earth" campaign by the military killed nearly 200,000 Maya people including 45,000 disappeared. Now, as if a watchful Maya god were weaving back together threads of a story unraveled by the passage of time, forgotten by most, the characters of this film become integral to the overarching narrative of wrongs done and justice sought that they have pieced together, each adding their granito, their tiny grain of sand, to the epic tale.

500 Years (2017): From a historic genocide trial to the overthrow of a president, 500 Years tells a sweeping story of mounting resistance played out in Guatemala's recent history, through the actions and perspectives of the majority indigenous Mayan population, who now stand poised to reimagine their society.

Director Pamela Yates will do a Skype introduction preceding the screening of WHEN THE MOUNTAINS TREMBLE and will do a Skype Q&A following the screening of 500 YEARS. The Q&A will be moderated by Ramona L. Pérez, Ph.D., director of the Center of Latin American Studies at San Diego State University.

Admission/Cost: Individual tickets: $11.00, Triple Feature Pack: $22.00

Location:
Digital Gym Cinema
2921 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92104
MAP

Saturday, September 9 - 3:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.digitalgym.org
5:00 PM 3rd Ahaana Festival "Yoni ki Baat," a South Asian adaptation of "The Vagina Monologues" is the main and featured program of Ahaana. It's a nationally recognized and a growing collection of authentic and bold stories.

Introducing first time ever, "MenOlogues," the other side! "Yoni ki Baat" and "MenOlogues" are stories powerful, poignant and personal stories written and performed by women and men from the South Asian communities.

Admission/Cost: $30 - $40

Location:
Mingei International Museum
1439 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Saturday, September 9 - 5:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 888-3331 or visit: www.ahaana.org
6:00 PM Art: Bhavna Mehta Join us on Saturday for the Ray at Night art walk and our new show. Born and raised in India in an extended family and influenced by folk art traditions from India, Bhavna Mehta describes her work: "I draw with a knife and paint with thread, cutting and sewing paper to tell visual stories." Figures, botanical motifs, symbolic elements and words form intricate connections within and beyond her cut paper and embroidery pieces.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Ray Street Custom Framing and Gallery
3807 Ray Street
San Diego, CA 92104
MAP

Saturday, September 9 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 255-2022 or visit: www.raystreetcustomframing.com
6:00 PM Invisible y Resistencia Art Exhibition Invisible y Resistencia (Invisible and Resistance), an art exhibition as part of a Bi-National Theater and Arts Festival. Artist reception with music by Dreams Made Flesh, SISSTER, and DJIllustr8r. Scenes from upcoming play by Samuel Valdez (And He Became Man) and Dave Rivas (Letter from the Wall). Interpretive dance by Patricia Maldonado.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Iron Fist Brewing Co.
1985 National Avenue #1132
San Diego, CA 92113
MAP

Saturday, September 9 - 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
6:30 PM Music: American Folk Concert Join Kalabash instructor Clinton Davis and friends for the sixth concert of our bimonthly concert series of American folk music!

Clinton Davis is a multi-instrumentalist from Kentucky who can play anything you put in his hands: guitar, banjo, fiddle, piano and harmonica. With his wide palette of instruments and sounds, he performs old time songs, ballads and dance music from the early 20th century Appalachian Mountains, Deep South and Western frontiers.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $12

Location:
Kalabash School of Music + the Arts
5725 La Jolla Blvd.
La Jolla, CA 92037
MAP

Saturday, September 9 - 6:30 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 456-2753 or visit: www.kalabasharts.com
7:00 PM Film: Jake Shimabukuro Life on four Strings A free outdoor film series featuring Heroes of the Arts on Film. Enjoy cinema under the stars. Show up early for music and performances or visit the open art galleries, studios, and museums. Grab a picnic, blanket, or low-back chair and catch a flick on the outdoor big screen along Liberty Station's grassy North Promenade. In addition, a short independent, experimental, or documentary film will be shown, curated by Outside the Lens. See one new short film each month. Produced in partnership with Pacific Arts Movement.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Liberty Station North Promenade
2848 Dewey RD
San Diego, CA 92106
MAP

Saturday, September 9 - 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 756-7992 or visit: www.libertystation.com
8:00 PM Music: Jake Shimabukuro Humphreys Concerts by the Bay presents ukulele sensation Jake Shimabukuro.

An artist who has drawn comparisons to musical titans such as Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis, Jake Shimabukuro has topped Billboard's World Music Chart on numerous occasions and has sold out prestigious venues and festivals around the world.

Admission/Cost: $50 - $120

Location:
Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
2241 Shelter Island Dr.
San Diego, CA 92106
MAP

Saturday, September 9 - 8:00 PM

For more information, please call: (800) 745-3000 or visit: www.humphreysconcerts.com
8:00 PM Stage: An American In Paris Broadway San Diego presents An American in Paris, the Tony Award-winning musical about an American soldier and a mysterious French girl looking for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Directed and choreographed by famed dancer Christopher Wheeldon, this show blends the romance of Paris with beloved songs by George and Ira Gershwin. An American in Paris runs for 2 hours and 30 minutes (with intermission) and is recommended for ages 8 and up.

Admission/Cost: $22.50 - $175

Location:
San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA
MAP

Dates and times:
Tuesday, September 5 - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, September 6 - 7:00 PM
Thursday, September 7 - 7:30 PM
Friday, September 8 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, September 9 - 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sunday, September 10 - 1:00 PM & 6:30 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sandiegotheatres.org or call: 619) 570-1100
8:00 PM Stage: Wild Goose Dreams A North Korean defector who has left her family behind and a lonely South Korean father start an unlikely online romance as they each attempt to allay their fears and alienation in this inventive, lyrical and darkly humorous piece directed by Tony-nominated and Drama Desk Award-winning Leigh Silverman (Violet, Chinglish).

Admission/Cost: $25 - $40

Location:
La Jolla Playhouse
2910 La Jolla Village Dr
La Jolla, CA 92037
MAP

Dates and times:
Tuesday, September 5 through October 1
( Please click on the link below for specific dates and times)

For more information, please call: (858) 550-1010 or visit: www.lajollaplayhouse.org
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