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Wednesday, Nov 13
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Exhibition [A] Portrait of People in Motion
1:00 PM Filmed Ballet: Madama Butterfly
4:00 PM SD Asian Film Festival
5:00 PM Performance: Las Hermanas Iglesias
5:00 PM Talk: Gene Palumbo
6:00 PM Film: The Bookshop
6:00 PM Talk: Kumeyaay Ethnobotany
6:30 PM Filmed Ballet: Madama Butterfly
7:00 PM Comedy: Crazy Woke Asians
Thursday, Nov 14
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 AM International Lowriding Exhibition
8:30 AM Building Peace Conference
4:00 PM SD Asian Film Festival
5:00 PM Talk: The Politics of Legal Regimes in China
6:00 PM San Diego Ramen Festival 2019
6:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
7:00 PM Film: L'amore Molesto (Troubling Love)
7:00 PM Stage: Eurydice
7:00 PM Stage: Hold These Truths
7:30 PM Linda Blair Lectures on Jan Van Eyck
7:30 PM Book Signing: Laura Trethewey
7:30 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
7:30 PM Music: Sister Carol
8:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
8:00 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
Friday, Nov 15
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:30 AM Building Peace Conference
9:00 AM Music: Beatles VS Stones
2:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
4:00 PM SD Asian Film Festival
5:00 PM Food & Drink: A Taste of Italy
6:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
7:00 PM Stage: All is Calm -The Christmas Truce of 1914
7:00 PM Staged Reading: Blue Period
7:00 PM Stage: Eurydice
7:30 PM Stage: Texas in Paris
8:00 PM Music: Los Amigos Invisibles
8:00 PM Film: The Farewell
8:00 PM Stage: Hold These Truths
8:00 PM Stage: And Neither Have I Wings To Fly
8:00 PM Stage: Ring Around the Moon
8:00 PM Music: Bach, Bloch & Don Quixote
8:00 PM Stage: Sense and Sensibility
8:00 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
8:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
Saturday, Nov 16
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 AM CTA Culturally Responsive Education Symposium
8:30 AM Building Peace Conference
11:00 AM Exhibition [A] Portrait of People in Motion
12:30 PM SD Asian Film Festival
1:00 PM Filmed Ballet: Madama Butterfly
2:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
2:30 PM DIY Miso Making Workshop
3:00 PM Music: The Wailers
3:00 PM Talk: An Introduction to Arab Culture
3:00 PM Scandinavian Lutefisk/Meatball Dinner
4:00 PM Stage: All is Calm -The Christmas Truce of 1914
4:00 PM Music: Hector Villa-Lobos Celebration
6:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
6:30 PM Filmed Ballet: Madama Butterfly
7:00 PM Italian Film: Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
7:00 PM Fantasie Theater: A Renaissance Spektakular
7:00 PM Benefit Concert to Aid Immigrants and Refugees
7:00 PM Stage: Eurydice
7:00 PM Stage: All is Calm -The Christmas Truce of 1914
8:00 PM Film: The Farewell
8:00 PM Stage: Sense and Sensibility
8:00 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
8:00 PM Stage: Disney's My Son Pinocchio Jr.
8:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
8:00 PM Stage: Ring Around the Moon
Sunday, Nov 17
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Exhibition [A] Portrait of People in Motion
12:00 PM Stage: Disney's My Son Pinocchio Jr.
1:00 PM Unveiling New Mural At Chicano Park
2:00 PM Stage: Eurydice
2:00 PM Stage: And Neither Have I Wings To Fly
2:00 PM Stage: Ring Around the Moon
2:00 PM Music: Bach, Bloch & Don Quixote
2:00 PM Stage: Texas in Paris
2:00 PM Stage: Sense & Sensibility
2:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
2:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
2:30 PM Stage: Disney's My Son Pinocchio Jr.
3:00 PM Sound Of Music Sing-A-long
5:00 PM Stage: All is Calm -The Christmas Truce of 1914
7:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
7:00 PM Stage: Hold These Truths
7:00 PM Music: Hector Villa-Lobos Celebration
Monday, Nov 18
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM Book Discussion: Sudipta Sen
6:00 PM A Conversation On Immigration
7:45 PM All Gender Latin Dance Lessons
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
7:00 AM International Chocolate Tasting
8:30 AM Symposium: Archaeology in Israel
10:00 AM Exhibition [A] Portrait of People in Motion
12:00 PM Talk: The Racism of Antisemitism
7:00 PM Astana Ballet
7:00 PM The Horszowski Trio: From Prague to Moscow
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
10:00 AM Exhibition [A] Portrait of People in Motion
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
10:00 AM Exhibition [A] Portrait of People in Motion
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
11:00 AM Exhibition [A] Portrait of People in Motion
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
11:00 AM Exhibition [A] Portrait of People in Motion
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
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< Saturday, March 30, 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
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Spotlight

One Book - One San Diego Events

Stage

Handbagged
Until November 17, 2019

Hold These Truths
Until December 8, 2019

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

Exhibitions and Art

Hanjialin Bao - Between Black and White
Until January 26 2020

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

Places

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

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 Conversation Circle
Ongoing Tuesdays

Tai Chi Workshop
Ongoing Saturdays
10:00 AM Flintknapping Workshop Introduction to Flintknapping with James Bowden. This is a great workshop for those who have always wanted to try making stone tools or are curious how it is done. Participants will not only learn about the components that make up the Native American stone toolkit, but also basic flintknapping techniques. Participants will also be able to practice these techniques in creating stone tools which they can keep at the end of the session. No experience required. Ages 12+. Minors must be accompanied by a paid adult. James Bowden has over 30 years experience in flintknapping using traditional tools and techniques. His work has been featured in Modern Lithic Artists Guild Journal, Gold Prospector's Magazine, and in over two dozen museum and visitor centers across the country. Age limit: 18+

Admission/Cost: $25 - $30

Location:
San Diego Archaeological Center
16666 San Pasqual Valley Road
Escondido, CA 92027
MAP

Saturday, March 30 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (noon)
12:00 PM Italian Cooking Class Learn how to cook, try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun! Il Fornaio presents a hands on class on how to prepare one of our chef favorites. Served as part of a 3 course meal, guests will learn one of the most common street foods in Central Italy: Porchetta (Roasted whole pig). Beginning with a house salad, then the Porchetta and finished with Tiramisu. A fanstastic idea for families, couples, birthdays, anniversaries, team building & much more!

Admission/Cost: $34.95

Location:
Il Fornaio - Coronado
1333 First St
Coronado, CA 92118
MAP

Saturday, March 30 - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.ilfornaio.com
12:30 PM Hands on Kimchi Workshop & Beer Pairing Learn how to make killer kimchi! Kimchi is an ancient Korean pickle (usually spicy) and there are hundreds of ways to make it! We will explore some of them.
Join Austin Durant, founder and Chief Fermentation Officer of Fermenters Club, and Jesse Smith, Tasting Room Hospitality Manager at Second Chance Beer Company and Certified CiceroneŽ, as they take you into the wild and wide world of fermentation!

Admission/Cost: $40 - $50

Location:
Second Chance Beer Co.
15378 Avenue of Science #222
San Diego, CA 92128
MAP

Saturday, March 30 - 12:30 PM
1:00 PM Music: Clinton Davis Clinton Davis will perform traditional American music from Appalachia and the Deep South on banjo, fiddle, guitar, and harmonica. Tunes will range from old blues and ragtime to fiddle tunes from Kentucky. Come and join this family-friendly event.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Bonita-Sunnyside Branch Library
4375 Bonita Road
Bonita, CA 91902
MAP

Saturday, March 30 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.clintonrossdavis.com
3:00 PM Stage: The Pirates Of Penzance Jr. Set sail with this classic comedy that boasts one of the most famous patter songs in musical theater history. The wit and whimsy of Gilbert and Sullivan's classic score is suffused with a modern sensibility in The Pirates of Penzance JR., a swashbuckling musical journey!

Set on the rocky coast of Cornwall, England, The Pirates of Penzance JR. begins with a group of pirates who are celebrating the birthday of one of their own, Frederic, who has reached his 21st year.

Finally, having served the full length of his required time with the pirates, he decides to strike off on his own and become an upstanding citizen - which may even mean bringing the pirates to justice. This turns out to be a tricky prospect indeed, especially when Frederic's freedom is called into question!

Admission/Cost: $19 - $28

Location:
Ocean Beach Playhouse
4944 Newport Ave.
San Diego, CA
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from March 22 until April 7, 2019
Fridays & Saturdays - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday & Sunday Matinees - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
5:00 PM Music: Uptown Rhythm Makers Traditional New Orleans jazz.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Panama 66
1450 Plaza de Panama
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Saturday, March 30 - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
7:00 PM Opera: Carmen Carmen is one fiery gypsy womana femme fatale who lives life on her own provocative terms. The next notch on her belt is the naive soldier Don Jose who is bewitched by her passion and gives up everything to be with her, including his sweetheart Micaela. In her true heartless fashion, Carmen becomes bored and callously drops her young lover when her path collides with the macho bullfighting Escamillo. Obsessed and alone, will Don Jose's jealousy ignites an emotional bonfire that destroys them all. Carmen is an archetype of literature and art set to passionate music that will burn up the stage with its unbridled drama and incredible music, including the Toreador Song and the seductive Habanera. Set in classic Spain, this traditional production has all of the lust, jealousy, revenge, and heart-stopping drama you've come to expect from Bizet's powerful opera.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $314

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

Dates and times:
From Saturday March 30 until Sunday April 7
Saturday, March 30 - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, April 2 - 7:00 PM
Friday, April 5 - 7:00 PM
Sunday, April 7 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sdopera.org
7:00 PM Bohemian Music Concert Celebrate the evening with someone special and join us for a wonderful and romantic bohemian concert. Performers include Jean-Paul Morlet (vocals/guitar), Julio de la Huerta (guitar), Dania Alejandra Tamez (vocals), René Morlet (vocals), David Owen (piano), Jesus Jiménez (violin).

Includes valet parking, light appetizers and a glass of wine.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $30

Location:
La Jolla Community Center
6811 La Jolla Blvd.
La Jolla, CA 92037
MAP

Saturday, March 30 - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM San Diego Chinese Choral Concert The San Diego Chinese Choral Society will hold a concert, titled Music and Imagination. The choir will perform liturgical music, works by Rossini and songs from the Chinese musical tradition, with a piano solo (selections from Schumann's Kreisleriana) by Lesi Mei. Age limit: 18+

Admission/Cost: $15

Location:
Good Samaritan Episcopal Church
4321 Eastgate Mall
San Diego, CA 92121
MAP

Saturday, March 30 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
7:00 PM Stage: The Pirates Of Penzance Jr. Set sail with this classic comedy that boasts one of the most famous patter songs in musical theater history. The wit and whimsy of Gilbert and Sullivan's classic score is suffused with a modern sensibility in The Pirates of Penzance JR., a swashbuckling musical journey!

Set on the rocky coast of Cornwall, England, The Pirates of Penzance JR. begins with a group of pirates who are celebrating the birthday of one of their own, Frederic, who has reached his 21st year.

Finally, having served the full length of his required time with the pirates, he decides to strike off on his own and become an upstanding citizen - which may even mean bringing the pirates to justice. This turns out to be a tricky prospect indeed, especially when Frederic's freedom is called into question!

Admission/Cost: $19 - $28

Location:
Ocean Beach Playhouse
4944 Newport Ave.
San Diego, CA
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from March 22 until April 7, 2019
Fridays & Saturdays - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday & Sunday Matinees - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Hedwig and the Angry Inch To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the musical, Diversionary Theatre stages John Cameron Mitchell (text) and Stephen Trask's (music and lyrics) about Hedwig, a "freak who has been through a lot but is just too fabulous to even consider giving up." Matt M. Morrow directs.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $60

Location:
Diversionary Theatre
4545 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92116
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Saturday, March 30 until Sunday, April 21
Thursdays, 7:00 PM
Fridays and Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.diversionary.org
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