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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
Friday, Aug 3
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
Saturday, Aug 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
8:00 PM Stage: A Man of No importance
Sunday, Aug 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
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
Calendar

< Wednesday, November 1, 2017 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Stage

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

12:00 PM Dia De Los Muertos Celebation At Old Town Día de los Muertos, is celebrated in Old Town starting on the weekend prior to the actual dates of November 1 and 2. This holiday is considered to be one of the most important holiday's of the year by many in Mexico and other Latin American countries.

The unity between life and death is celebrated when families come together and offer hospitality to the spirits of their loved ones. This event is designed to celebrate the history, culture and heritage of the San Diego region and to pay homage to this very important and festive tradition. Old Town's diverse and historic legacy makes it the best site in San Diego to hold this celebration.

Old Town itself takes the place of the mercado, a traditional marketplace, providing goods, entertainment,
and regional foods. There will be entertainment and activities for participants of all ages to enjoy.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
4002 Wallace St.
San Diego, CA
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Dates and times:
Saturday, October 28 - 10:00 AM to 9:15 PM
Sunday, October 29 - 10:00 AM to 8:15 PM
Wednesday, November 1 - 10:00 AM to 9:30 PM
Thursday, November 2 - 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.parks.ca.gov
1:00 PM Exhibition: KANTHA - Recycled and Embroidered Textiles of Bengal Celebrating an art form based on the act of recycling, Mingei International Museum will feature traditional quilted textiles, lovingly created from the remnants of worn garments in "KANTHA—Recycled and Embroidered Textiles of Bengal."

Kanthas are made in what is today-West Bengal, India, and Bangladesh. The area of Bengal, where the Ganges River flows into the Bay of Bengal, has historically been the source of the finest cotton ever produced, used in a kind of embroidery known as kantha.

Completely handmade and embroidered with thread taken from the colored borders of cast-off saris, kanthas depict vivid scenery and elements drawn from a rich local repertoire. They are often stitched in honor of births, weddings, and other ceremonial occasions; and they feature human figures, animals, gods and goddesses, buildings, and design motifs such as paisleys and pinwheels. Dating from the late 19th to the early 20th centuries, this exhibition features over 40 kanthas, including bed covers, mirror covers, wrapping cloths for books and other valuables, and floor covers and mats, all from the museum's collection.

Admission/Cost: $7 - $10

Location:
Mingei International Museum
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA
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Dates and times:
The exhibition is on view October 28, 2017 to March 25, 2018

For additional details call (619) 239-0003
3:30 PM Dia De los Muertos UCSD The Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies will be celebrating Día de los Muertos. Join us for altars, pan de muerto and Mexican hot chocolate, plus a Mariachi band!

The Day of the Dead (El Día de los Muertos or All Souls' Day) is a holiday celebrated in Mexico and Latin America. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for, and remember, friends and family members who have died. Traditions include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts.

Admission/Cost: FREE RSVP

Location:
Institute of the Americas Plaza
1011 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Wednesday, November 1 - 3:30 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 534-2657 or visit:
www.calendar.ucsd.edu
6:00 PM 22nd Annual Día De Los Muertos Festival Come and celebrate el Día de los Muertos with music, art, ballet folklórico and more. This year we celebrate our 22nd annual Festival, and it is going to be better than ever. As always, attendees will be able to create altars to remember lost loved ones in a special area created by artist Eloy Tarcisio. For the children, we will have face painting, arts & crafts, and more. Food and handmade goods will be available for purchase.

This year's festival includes a live performance in the Concert Hall by Selena tribute band Como la Flor.

The festival begins at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Altar space will not be available until 6 p.m., but early arrival is strongly recommended. Guests will not need a ticket to enjoy the festival.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
California Center for the Arts: Escondido
340 N. Escondido Blvd.
Escondido, CA
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Wednesday, November 1 - 6:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.artcenter.org
7:00 PM Music: The Como la Flor Band The Como la Flor Band replicates the look, sound and feel of the Tex-Mex queen, Selena Quintanilla. Featured lead vocalist, Nira Perez Ruiz, has an amazing singing voice flawlessly matching Selena Quintanilla´s vocal range and on-stage movements, exactly. After 6 years, The Como la Flor Band has become the most respected and trend setter Selena tribute band in the nation.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
California Center for the Arts
340 N. Escondido Boulevard
Escondido, CA 92025
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Wednesday, November 1 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please call: (760) 839-4138 or visit: www.artcenter.org
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