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Monday, Nov 18
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM Book Discussion: Sudipta Sen
6:00 PM A Conversation On Immigration
Tuesday, Nov 19
All Day Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM French Language Conference & Job Fair
6:00 PM Demonstration: Japanese Floral Design
7:00 PM Victoria Martino Lectures on Matisse
7:30 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
7:30 PM Stage: Ring Around the Moon
Wednesday, Nov 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:30 AM Symposium: Archaeology in Israel
12:00 PM Talk: The Racism of Antisemitism
7:00 PM Astana Ballet
7:00 PM The Horszowski Trio: From Prague to Moscow
7:00 PM International Chocolate Tasting
7:30 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
Thursday, Nov 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 AM Doctors Without Borders Recruitment Info Session
9:30 AM Symposium on the Indigenous Language Communities of the Californias
7:00 PM Stage: Eurydice
7:30 PM Linda Blair Lectures on Jan Van Eyck
7:30 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
8:00 PM Music: Gingee
8:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
8:00 PM Stage: Hold These Truths
Friday, Nov 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:30 AM Kumeyaay Community Garden Unveiling Ceremony
2:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
3:30 PM Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival
6:00 PM Fiesta Santa Cecilia Fundraiser Mariachi Concert
7:00 PM Comedy: George Lopez
7:00 PM Stage: Eurydice
7:30 PM Stage: Texas in Paris
8:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
8:00 PM Stage: And Neither Have I Wings To Fly
8:00 PM Stage: Hold These Truths
Saturday, Nov 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 AM Midnight & Matinee - AKIRA in Japanese w/ English Subtitles
10:00 AM Indigo Dye & Shibori Workshop
11:45 AM Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival
2:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
7:00 PM Stage: Eurydice
7:30 PM Stage: Texas in Paris
8:00 PM Music: Hirie
8:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
8:00 PM Stage: And Neither Have I Wings To Fly
8:00 PM Stage: Hold These Truths
Sunday, Nov 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:45 AM Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival
2:00 PM Stage: Hold These Truths
2:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
2:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
2:00 PM Stage: Texas in Paris
2:00 PM Stage: And Neither Have I Wings To Fly
6:00 PM Lebanese Independence Day Banquet
7:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
7:00 PM Stage: Hold These Truths
11:00 PM Midnight & Matinee - AKIRA in Japanese w/ English Subtitles
Monday, Nov 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Nov 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Victoria Martino Lectures on Matisse
7:30 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
Wednesday, Nov 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
Thursday, Nov 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
8:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
Friday, Nov 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
8:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
8:00 PM Stage: And Neither Have I Wings To Fly
Saturday, Nov 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
8:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
8:00 PM Stage: And Neither Have I Wings To Fly
Sunday, Dec 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
2:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
2:00 PM Stage: And Neither Have I Wings To Fly
7:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
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< Sunday, March 10, 2019 >


All Day Trinh Mai: That We Should Be Heirs Trinh Mai: That We Should Be Heirs That We Should Be Heirs encourages participants to engage in the lost art of letter writing as a method of alleviating burdens and promoting healing. By putting hand to paper and joining one another in this collective activity of personal letter writing, we can share in this intimate process of privately documenting the stories, hardships, and triumphs that connect us all. Letters written by immigrants and families of immigrants are encouraged. Letters handwritten in participants' native tongues are welcomed and encouraged. Writings by survivors are encouraged. This project includes on-site activities and off-site workshops during which participants will be asked to write letters to themselves and/or others to pay respect to those who have shared in our heartaches and the approaches we've found to quiet our pain. All writings will be rolled and bound with string, and therefore, will remain private as part of the installation.

That We Should Be Heirs aims to offer a hallowed space for the participants to release their burdens and their fears into the art. As more letters are received, the installation will continue to evolve. This project focuses on one of the most profound commonalities that we all have—our desire to heal, our constant search for new ways to alleviate our burdens, our hope to gain victory over fear, and the consistent need to let go of the things that have a way of hardening our hearts.

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

Dates and times
Ongoing until Sunday, May 12, 2019
Tuesdays to Fridays - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturdays & Sundays - 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
10:00 AM March for Black Women San Diego, we are back at it again for our 2nd Annual March For Black Women. Black women (this includes ALL black women, femmes, trans, queer, etc.) continuously show up for our community. It is time you all do the same! We demand respect and a seat at the table. All ages are welcome.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Euclid & Logan
San Diego, CA 92114
MAP

Sunday, March 10 - 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.facebook.com
11:00 AM International Mariachi Festival The International Mariachi Festival & Competition is a community-friendly event providing entertainment for families to come together and celebrate San Diego's Mexican heritage through Mariachi music, traditional ballet folkloric dancing, and a celebration of arts, culture, and culinary delights.

Admission/Cost: Free - $5

Location:
Bayside Park
999 Bayside Parkway
Chula Vista, CA 91910
MAP

Sunday, March 10 - 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
11:00 AM Peach Blossom Design Workshop Let's build your good fortune. Peach tree is a symbol of good fortune and longevity in Chinese philosophy. Chinese people decorate their houses with peach tree branches during Chinese New Year. "红桃" (hong tao) sounds like "hong tu" in Cantonese. "鸿图"(hung4 tou4)means ambition and a wish for a bright future.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $5

Location:
San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
404 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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Sanday, March 10 - 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sdchm.org
2:00 PM Stage: Chaps! During World War II, Tex Riley's Singing Cowboys are late for a live broadcast from London. What to do?? A BBC studio crew must act fast to fill in. That's what. Robert Smyth directs the Lamb's Players production, with musical direction by Jon Lorenz, and choreography by Deborah Gilmour Smyth.

Admission/Cost: $28 - $78

Location:
Lamb's Players Theatre
1142 Orange Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Tuesday, March 5 until Sunday, May 26, 2019
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays - 7:30 PM
Fridays and Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Saturday Matinees - 4:00 PM
Wednesday and Sunday Matinees - 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.lambsplayers.org
2:00 PM Stage: The Fire in Me Asian Story Theater and Access Inc. present "The Fire in Me," a play about domestic violence in San Diego's Filipino community.

Based on interviews, the play explores the subject in the context of culture, immigration status and gender roles. Each performance includes merienda (Filipino snacks), the play, and a panel discussion with experts working in the field.

This project is supported by The San Diego Foundation and California Humanities, in community partnership with Philippine Consulate
San Diego County, and artistic collaboration with MaArte Theater Collective.

Due to mature content, recommended for ages 18 and up. Free performances at various San Diego Public Library locations.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Central Library
330 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, March 2 - 2:00 PM at Skyline Hills Library
Sunday, March 10 - 2:00 PM at Central Library
Saturday, March 16 - 2:00 PM at Scripps Miramar Ranch Library

For more information, please visit: www.fireinme.com
2:00 PM House of India Lawn Program India, colorful and vibrant, is a land as diverse as its people. This nation is a mosaic of faiths, cultures, customs, and languages that blend harmoniously to form a composite whole. In India, dance is an age-old tradition. This vast sub-continent has given birth to varied forms of dancing, each shaped by the influences of a particular period and environment. All Indian dances portray some expression of life and almost every dance posture has a specific meaning. Different states in India have different and colorful folk dances.

House of India showcases India's rich culture and cuisine by active participation in Lawn Programs, the Ethnic Food Fair and December Nights at Balboa Park. This page showcases some performance photos of dances originating from various parts of India.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
House of India
International Cottages
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Sunday, March 10 - 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

For more information, please visit: www.houseofindia.org
2:00 PM Stage: The Pirates of Penzance MiraCosta College stages Gilbert and Sullivan's masterpiece about swashbuckling pirates, sentimental lovers, bumbling British policemen, lovely maidens, and a stuffy "model of a modern major general." Once a pirate, always a pirate? Tracy Williams directs.

Admission/Cost: $13 - $18

Location:
MiraCosta College
One Barnard Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Thursday, March 7 until Sunday, March 17, 2019
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays - 7:30 PM
Saturday and Sunday Matinees - 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.miracosta.edu
2:30 PM Music: Jazz Mediterraneo with Allison Adams Tucker Internationally acclaimed multilingual vocalist and recording artist Allison Adams Tucker returns to the the informal and intimate setting of the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center.

She will be performing "Jazz Mediterraneo," her mix of jazz inspired by the sun and infused with the sounds of France, Spain, Italy, and beyond in the "Pleasure of Your Company" Music Series. Allison has been hailed by critics as "an astonishing singer with impeccable pitch and crystal clear diction," with a voice as "supple as silk and smooth as cashmere ...like shaking hands with a smile," and "...mesmerizing, whether in English, Japanese, French...." Featuring guitarist Joe Amato and drummer Claudio Rochat-Felix, their program will include gypsy jazz music of Django Reinhardt.

Meet the musicians and mingle with fellow jazz aficionados at a complimentary post-concert reception. There is no charge for the concert, which is sponsored by the Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library, although donations are appreciated. Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center is located at 10301 Scripps Lake Drive.

Overflow parking is available on Meanley Drive off Scripps Ranch Blvd.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center
10301 Scripps Lake Drive
San Diego, CA
MAP

Sunday, March 10 - 2:30 PM

For more information, please visit: www.srfol.org or call (858) 538-8158 for information.
3:00 PM Music: Concert of the Americas Argentinian Ariel Ramierez' composition Missa Criolla with music from North and South America. With a mission of bringing people together to discover, create and celebrate both the visual and performing arts, the California Center for the Arts, Escondido is the cultural center of North San Diego County.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $20

Location:
California Center for the Arts
340 N. Escondido Blvd.
Escondido, CA
MAP

Sunday, March 10 - 3:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.artcenter.org
4:00 PM Brazilian Carnaval This year we are bringing a major artist from Brazil for your pleasure. For the first time in California - Gabriel O Pensador!

Admission/Cost: $10 - $30

Location:
Quartyard
1301 Market St,
San Diego, CA
MAP

Sunday, March 10 - 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.arieldelmundo.com
4:00 PM Mexico in a Bottle Tasting Join us for our second year of Mexico in a Bottle in San Diego as we celebrate Mexican craft spirits, wine, food, music and art at the beautiful Bread & Salt Gallery in Barrio Logan. In addition to the more than 100 mezcals and agave spirits we will also have a variety of other alcoholic beverages that showcase Mexico's traditions and 21st Century innovations, including Mexican wines, craft beers, and a few surprises. Not to be left out, we will also have incredible bites from local restaurants, cocktails from local bartenders, encounters with incredible personalities in the mezcal world, a tiendita, and much more. Also DJ Mafondo will be back with a special mix for us. You'll aslo get to check out Logan Avenue Consortium's cars out front and their local indie businesses.

Age limit: 21+

Admission/Cost: $40 - $145

Location:
Bread & Salt
1955 Julian Avenue
San Diego, CA 92113
MAP

Sunday, March 10 - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
6:00 PM Music: Czech Classical Duo Direct from the Czech Republic, duo Miroslav Ambroš, violin, and Zuzana Ambrošová, piano, will perform a challenging repertoire. You can enjoy dramatic, dynamic Sarasate, explosive gypsy tunes, superb romantic pieces by Dvořák and melodious powerful rich-in-content Smetana.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $25

Location:
Point Loma Assembly Hall
3035 Talbot Street
San Diego, CA 92106
MAP

Sunday, March 10 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.aroundtown.com
8:00 PM Music: Makana & Shawn and Lehua In 2018, Makana spent much of the year using his talents to kokua (help) the people of Hawai'i, from a benefit with Jack Johnson for the flood victims of Kaua'i to concerts to support cancer-stricken legendary Hawaiian musician Uncle Willie K and organizations like the Kaua'i Lifeguards Association and Kua o Ka La Hawaiian Charter School (which was covered by the lava flow in Puna). He staged multiple sold-out tribute concerts honoring past Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar greats throughout the islands, and donated his time to perform at the Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundations Gala.

In the fall, Makana debuted as an actor in the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical "South Pacific", playing the role of Lt. Joe Cable to rave reviews. 2018 tour highlights include representing Hawai'i at SXSW, a concert in an underground "cavern" in Tennessee, performances in the UK and his first tour to Russia, where he served as a cultural ambassador for Hawai'i. He performed in venues ranging from world-renowned jazz clubs to schools and universities to forums with many of the mayors and governors of Russia in attendance. While there, Makana filmed the music video "Mourning Armageddon" (out Jan 13) in a recently decommissioned nuclear bunker in Moscow as part of his volunteer work to raise awareness about the present, unchecked nuclear arms race between the US & the Russian Federation.

And although Makana didn't release any new albums in 2018, he recorded over 50 songs for Facebook as part of their Sound Collection offering, a royalty-free music library available to all Facebook & Instagram users for (on-site) video syncing. Find some of Makana's most exciting new works there!

He also signed a music branding deal with the Beachcomber by Outrigger to provide a collection of songs in a new genre- what Makana has termed "Hawaiian Down Tempo"- to be played as the ambient soundtrack for the Beachcomber property beginning in Spring 2019. Also this Spring, Makana will tour the US mainland, sharing his riveting, emotional sound rooted in the indigenous art of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar.

This will be Makana's last solo tour for a few years as he takes time to develop and record a whole new body of music to be released in 2020.

Admssion/Cost: $24 - $26

Location:
Belly Up Tavern
143 S Cedros Ave.
Solana Beach, CA
MAP

Sunday, March 10 - 8:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.makanamusic.com
8:00 PM Music: Sid Sriram This is Sid Sriran's live performance of his new album "Entropy".

Sid Sriram is an urban/indie singer-songwriter from the Bay Area. A graduate of the Berklee School of Music, he was trained in classical Indian music from a young age, which has allowed him to seamlessly blend styles in his content. Sid's YouTube debut came two years ago. Since then his YouTube channel has racked up 5 Million Views, and 30,000 subscribers. His engaging approach to social media has independently grown his Facebook fan page to over 10000 likes and his Twitter account to over 7500 followers.

By making music that is simultaneously conscious of popular culture and emotions, Sid is able to draw in audiences across all demographics. The journey is just beginning.

Age limit: 21+

Admission/Cost: $15

Location:
Soda Bar
3615 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92104
MAP

Sunday, March 10 - 8:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sidsriram.com
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