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Wednesday, Jan 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Poetry for the People: African Americans
7:30 PM Music: Lerner-Moguilevsky Duo
7:30 PM Stage: The Great Leap
Thursday, Jan 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Cine En Sherman & Humano Film Festival
6:30 PM Sushi Making Class
7:00 PM Italian Film: Maccheroni
7:00 PM South Korean Pop Supergroup: SuperM
7:00 PM Book: Between Two Fires
7:00 PM  Human Rights Film Festival
7:30 PM Stage: The Great Leap
8:00 PM  Music: Sergio Mendes
8:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
Friday, Jan 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
3:00 PM Bojo's Place: A Musical Revue
7:00 PM Book Signing: Isabel Allende
7:00 PM Music: Kimba Light
7:00 PM  Human Rights Film Festival
8:00 PM Bojo's Place: A Musical Revue
8:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
8:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
8:00 PM Stage: The Great Leap
Saturday, Feb 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM 6th Annual Cuyamaca College POWWOW
10:00 AM Lunar New Year at SeaWorld
12:00 PM Human Rights Film Festival
2:00 PM Music: Ozokidz
2:00 PM Staged Reading: Hand Under Hand
2:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
2:30 PM DIY Miso Making Workshop
3:00 PM Stage: The Great Leap
7:00 PM Italian Film: The Girl in the Fog (La Ragazza Nella Nebbia)
7:15 PM Viennese Nights: A Grand Victorian Ball
7:30 PM Ludmila Peterkova String Quartet
8:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
8:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
8:00 PM Stage: The Great Leap
9:00 PM Comedy: Mike Salazar
Sunday, Feb 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Lunar New Year at SeaWorld
2:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
2:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
3:00 PM Bojo's Place: A Musical Revue
7:00 PM Ethnic Heritage Ensemble
7:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
Monday, Feb 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Feb 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Wednesday, Feb 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Poetry for the People: African Americans
7:30 PM Stage: The Great Leap
Thursday, Feb 6
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Stage: The Great Leap
Friday, Feb 7
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
8:00 PM Stage: The Great Leap
Saturday, Feb 8
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
3:00 PM Stage: The Great Leap
8:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
8:00 PM Stage: The Great Leap
Sunday, Feb 9
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: The Great Leap
2:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
3:00 PM Bojo's Place: A Musical Revue
Monday, Feb 10
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Feb 11
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

< Sunday, November 10, 2019 >

All Day Ongoing and Extended Events


Until February 2, 2020

* Note: newest and shorter run productions can be found in our regular calendar listings.

Exhibitions and Art

Poetry for People
Until March 11, 2020

Photographic Exhibition: Graciela Iturbide & Manuel Alvarez Bravo
Until March 15, 2020

Art of East Asia

Art Of The 20th Century

German Expressionism

Hanjialin Bao - Between Black and White
Until January 26 2020

Barrio Art Crawl
Ongoing, every 2nd Saturday of each month


Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
Ongoing, 3rd Tuesday of each month

Walking Tour of Asian Pacific Historic District
Ongoing, every 2nd Saturday of each month

Chicano Park Tour
Ongoing Saturdays and Sundays


Kids Meet Mandarin
Ongoing Fridays

Chinese Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Spanish Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Bilingual Storytime
Ongoing Fridays

Classes and Workshops

Asian Brush Painting/Sumi-e Class
Ongoing Tuesdays

Capoeira Angola de Sao Bento Grande
Ongoing Saturdays

Mahjong Lessons
Ongoing Thursdays

Emei Qigong Practice
Ongoing Saturdays

Kokedama Workshop
Ongoing every 1st and 3rd Tuesday

Irish Gaelic Class
Ongoing Tuesdays

Poetry for the People: African Americans
Wednesdays until March 11, 2020

Tai Chi Workshop
Ongoing Saturdays

Italian Intermediate Conversation Class
Ongoing Tuesdays until February 25, 2020

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Ongoing Sundays
12:00 AM SD Asian Film Festival The San Diego Asian Film Festival is the flagship event of Pacific Arts Movement (Pac Arts), one of the largest media arts organizations in North America that focuses on Asian and Asian American cinema. The festival is dedicated to highlighting the diversity and breadth of Asian Pacific Islander and Asian international images, from impassioned independent voices and provocative documentary subjects, to the top hits from the world
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Chinese Historical Museum Oral History Workshop The Chinese Historical Museum will host the fourth of five family-friendly oral history workshops, under the project title Jiāt
10:00 AM Coronado Island Film Festival Since its 2016 launch, CIFF has screened a blend of notable independent films alongside Oscar-nominated features, making their San Diego County premieres. The festival
12:00 PM Stage: Disney's My Son Pinocchio Jr. Presented by JCompany Youth Theatre. This new musical, which retells the classic Disney story from Geppetto
1:00 PM Talk: Exploring Sephardic Heritage with Genealogy & DNA Maria Apodaca: A 500-year Personal Journey. Maria will demonstrate her genealogical research, the Converso history of northern New Mexico, traditions and customs preserved in families since 1598, and her personal journey. Her traditional research goes back to Diego Blandin Gonzales, who was born in Coimbra, Portugal and died in Nueva Espana in 1598.. She is co-membership chair for the Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies; and serves on the steering committee for JGS New Mexico. She is also a speaker on New Mexico crypto-Jews/converso for RoadScholars.

Schelly Talalay Dardashti, Jewish-Ethnicity & DNA History Migration, Genetics: Schelly looks at Jewish history and DNA, covering the post-1391 and post-1492 migrations from what is today's Spain and Portugal to around the Mediterranean, into the Balkans, North Africa, and the New World. DNA project results and genetic medical conditions (including BRCA1) are also addressed. A journalist and genealogist, Schelly Talalay Dardashti is the US Genealogy Advisor for She has traced her family across Eastern Europe, Spain and Iran for 30 years. Schelly was an early proponent of DNA for genealogists and is coadministrator/founder of the IberianAshkenaz DNA Project (investigating Sephardic origins of some Eastern European Ashkenazi families) and the Jewish Persian DNA Project.

Admission/Cost: FREE Please RSVP to

Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Drive
San Diego, CA 92037

Sunday, November 10 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
1:00 PM Japanese Film: Ikuru (To Live) Ikiru brings us a man, Kanji Watanabe, who outwardly has lived an accomplished, if boring, life in Japanese civil service. When a diagnosis of stomach cancer reveals that he's only got a maximum of six months to live, he's confronted with the inadequacies of his pursuits. He's forced to strip the veneer off his existence and find meaning in his final days. Watanabe's life is told through the reflections, perceptions, and impressions of the people around him in two parts; Watanabe's quest in the present and then through a series of flashbacks.

Admission/Cost: FREE

MiraCosta College San Elijo
Dance Room - SAN204
San Elijo, CA

Friday, November 15 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
2:00 PM Discussion: Transforming our Lives and our World Through Peace and Gratitude Join Hands of Peace for a powerful afternoon of connecting, introspection and conversation. Hands of Peace alumni, paired with an adult at each table, will help facilitate a discussion that encourages personal reflection. We will explore gratitude and peace as transformative forces in our lives. We will discover together,
2:00 PM Stage: Mama Mia! In this popular musical, based on the songs of ABBA, Variety Donna lives on a Greek island where she runs a small hotel. Her daughter, Sophie, is preparing for her wedding, dreaming of her father walking her down the aisle. One problem: she doesn
2:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days The story of Victorian Phileas Fogg, who has determined, with mathematical precision, that the world can be circumnavigated in 80 days - and he has wagered his entire fortune on it.Joined by his trusty, acrobatic valet, Passepartout, Fogg sets off aboard steamships, locomotives, sleighs and pachyderms. Along the way, he meets the beautiful and self-assured Aouda, who joins him on his voyage, and he is pursued at every step by the unrelenting and bumbling Inspector Fix, who believes Fogg to be a notorious bank robber, and who will stop at nothing to cut his journey short.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $40

New Village Arts Theatre
2787 B State Street
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, November 8 until Saturday, December 21, 2019
Thursdays - 7:30 PM
Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM Stage: Sense & Sensibility A playful adaptation of Jane Austen
2:30 PM Ballet: The Jungle Book Welcome to the Jungle! Last season
4:00 PM Music: Haydn Voyages The Maritime Museum of San Diego and The Hausmann Quartet embark on their fourth season of
5:00 PM Music: Indian Classical Indian Fine Arts Academy will present:
Dr. S. Karthick on Ghatam
Accompanied by:
Kamalakiran Vinjamuri - Violin
Vinod Krishnan - Vocal
Trivandrum V. Balaji - Mridangam
Sarvesh Karthick - Kanjirain

Admission/Cost: Free - $25

Flex Space
Suite A/B
9484 Black Mountain Rd.
San Diego, CA 92126

Sunday, November 10 - 5:00 PM
6:00 PM Music: Young Artists in Harmony Art of Elan's Season 13, Hear & Now, includes a three-year musical BaCH Initiative, increased community engagement, new strategic partnerships, and a continued commitment to commissioning new work. Hear & Now focuses on contemporary culture and the importance of cultural context in uniting an increasingly diverse, complex, and changing world through music. The timeless music of J. S. Bach weaves in and out of a season that highlights music from a wide variety of composers and time periods, including several local premieres. The San Diego Museum of Art concert series includes two free pop-up performances in addition to three gallery concerts that showcase the music of Missy Mazzoli, Darius Milhaud, Claude Debussy, and J. S. Bach, among others. The BaCH Initiative kicks off in the rotunda of The San Diego Museum of Art on November 19 - and will include performances and collaborations with La Jolla Music Society, Mira Mesa High School, and the Centro de Artes Musicales in Tijuana.

For this event, participants in the Young Artists in Harmony Student Composition Program will present performances at the San Diego Art Institute in Balboa Park.

Admission/Cost: $5 - $10

San Diego Art Institute
1439 El Prado
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Sunday, November 10 - 6:00 PM
7:00 PM Stage: Twelfth Night Shakespeare's tale of a shipwreck on the coast of Illyria. Viola disguises herself as a man for protection in this strange land, and soon finds a job working for Duke Orsino. Orsino loves the noble Olivia, Viola falls for Orsino, and Olivia becomes infatuated with Orsino
7:00 PM Film: Seadrift In 1979, the fatal shooting of a white crabber in a Texas fishing village ignites a maelstrom of hostilities against Vietnamese refugee communities along the Gulf Coast. Post-screening discussion with film
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