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Friday, Feb 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Talk: Growing Up In West Berlin During The Cold War
1:00 PM Talk: Exploring the Origins of Today’s Humans
1:30 PM  San Diego International Jewish Film Festival
6:00 PM Where The Light Travels: Portraits Of San Diego Refugee Students
6:00 PM Gaslamp Mardi Gras Party Hop
7:00 PM Music: BeauSoleil with Michael Doucet & Sarah Quintana
7:00 PM Comedy: Rex Navaarrete
7:00 PM Film: Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice
7:00 PM French Baroque Music Concert
7:30 PM Music: Téada
7:30 PM  California's American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival
8:00 PM Music: Hutchins Consort with Winifred Horan
8:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
8:00 PM Stage: She Loves Me
9:00 PM Comedy: Rex Navaarrete
Saturday, Feb 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM KPBS World Thinking Day
10:00 AM Black Comix Day
2:00 PM Talk: Comedia Italian Style
2:30 PM  California's American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival
6:00 PM Cajun Festival
6:00 PM Gaslamp Mardi Gras Party Hop
7:00 PM French Baroque Music: Couperin, Charpentier, Rameau
7:00 PM Concert: The Music Of William Grant Still
7:30 PM  San Diego International Jewish Film Festival
8:00 PM Music: Amber Liu, Meg & Dia, Justin Park
8:00 PM Music: Immigrant Songs
8:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
8:00 PM Stage: She Loves Me
9:00 PM Comedy: Rex Navaarrete
Sunday, Feb 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Black Comix Day
12:30 PM  San Diego International Jewish Film Festival
2:00 PM International Cottage Sampler Program
2:00 PM Stage: She Loves Me
5:00 PM Concert: The Music Of William Grant Still
7:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
8:00 PM  The Benedetti Trio: George Harrison Tribute
Monday, Feb 24
All Day  Indigenous Writers and Their Critics: International Symposium
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Art Talk: Daniel Guzmán
7:00 PM Talk: Michele Norris
Tuesday, Feb 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day  Indigenous Writers and Their Critics: International Symposium
1:00 PM Film & Discussion: The Farewell
6:00 PM African-American Women in Film
6:00 PM Gaslamp Mardi Gras Party Hop
7:00 PM Victoria Martino: Carnival in Venice
7:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
8:00 PM Music: The Chieftains
Wednesday, Feb 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM  Writer's Symposium with Pico Ayer
7:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
7:30 PM Stage: Orestes 2.0
Thursday, Feb 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:45 AM Book Talk: Baja California Land of Missions
1:00 PM Music: Kembang Sunda Gamelan
3:20 PM Talk: Urban Redevelopment Projects in South Africa
8:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
Friday, Feb 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:00 AM  28th Annual Kuumba Festival
3:30 PM Talk: The Racial Imaginary at Work Poetry and the Visual Arts
7:00 PM Música En La Plaza: Los Montaño
7:30 PM Stage: Orestes 2.0
8:00 PM Film: Jojo Rabbit
8:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
8:00 PM Stage: She Loves Me
Saturday, Feb 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM  28th Annual Kuumba Festival
2:00 PM Stage: Safa's Story
2:00 PM Stage: Orestes 2.0
3:00 PM Stage: Little Rock
7:00 PM Stage: Safa's Story
7:30 PM Stage: Orestes 2.0
8:00 PM Film: Jojo Rabbit
8:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
8:00 PM Stage: She Loves Me
9:00 PM Music: Los Pericos, Los Estrambóticos & Ecno
9:00 PM Spanglish At Finest City Improv
Sunday, Mar 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM  28th Annual Kuumba Festival
12:00 PM 7th Annual Mariachi Festival
1:00 PM  Music: Kembang Sunda Gamelan
2:00 PM Stage: She Loves Me
3:00 PM Los Angeles Balalaika Orchestra
7:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
7:30 PM Music: Miguel Zenón Quartet
Monday, Mar 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Music: iLe
Tuesday, Mar 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 PM  Talk About Series: Venezuela - What Does It Mean To Live in a Failed State?
7:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
Wednesday, Mar 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
Thursday, Mar 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane

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03/01/2020 - Los Angeles Balalaika Orchestra
Encinitas Friends of the Arts will present a concert featuring the internationally renowned Los Angeles Balalaika Orchestra on Sunday, March 1 at 3:00 PM, at the Encinitas Community Center.

Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as, “Musically superb,” the orchestra of 40 talented musicians plays traditional East European folk instruments such as the balalaika, domra, bayan, and gusli.

They will present an exciting program of music from Russia, Ukraine and around the world.

The concert will also feature traditional Russian folk dancers Larissa Nazarenko and Tyler Worth, guest singers and instrumentalists from Kiev, Lviv (Ukraine), and St. Petersburg, Russia, including baritone Vladimir Chernov, formerly of the Metropolitan Opera, soprano Anna Belaya, Gypsy singer Elena Kholodovskaya, prima domra Tamara Fainitskaya, violinist Olena Kaspersky, and many others.

The orchestra was formed in 1995 to perpetuate this unique style of music which is recognized and loved worldwide. The orchestra's artistic director is Iryna Orlova and its music arranger is Anatoliy Mamalyga. Both are graduates of the famed Ukrainian National Tchaikovsky Academy of Music, formerly known as the Kiev State (Tchaikovsky) Conservatory.

Tickets are $35 for adults and $20 for children ages 12 and under. To purchase tickets, visit: www.encinitasarts.org/calendar. The concert is expected to sell out, purchase tickets in advance.

For more information, contact Naimeh Woodward
Encinitasarts@gmail.com, (760) 298-1708, or visit the concert website: www.encinitasarts.org.

The concert is presented by Encinitas Friends of the Arts and the City of Encinitas. Proceeds from the concert will be used for Encinitas arts education programs for youth and public art.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $35

Location:
Encinitas Community Center
1140 Oakcrest Park Dr.
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Sunday, March 1 - 3:00 PM
02/23/2020 - Concert: The Music Of William Grant Still
The Long Dark Shadow: A musical consideration of injustice through the music of the "Dean of Black Composers," William Grant Still.

Featuring the San Diego premiere of the disturbing yet gorgeous choral cantata "And They Lynched Him On A Tree" with double choir and 18 Piece Chamber Orchestra, conducted by David Chase with contralto soloist Judith Malone.

The concert will also feature Spirituals sung by the M.L.K. Jr. Community Choir, with Ken Anderson conductor and a special appearance by Rebecca Jade.

Concert to Benefit The MLK Jr. Community Choir Scholarship Fund

Admission/Cost: $25

Location:
Downtown Abbey Club
1302 National City Blvd
National City, CA
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Sunday, February 23 - 5:00 PM
02/22/2020 - Concert: The Music Of William Grant Still
The Long Dark Shadow: A musical consideration of injustice through the music of the "Dean of Black Composers," William Grant Still.

Featuring the San Diego premiere of the disturbing yet gorgeous choral cantata "And They Lynched Him On A Tree" with double choir and 18 Piece Chamber Orchestra, conducted by David Chase with contralto soloist Judith Malone.

The concert will also feature Spirituals sung by the M.L.K. Jr. Community Choir, with Ken Anderson conductor and a special appearance by Rebecca Jade.

Concert to Benefit The MLK Jr. Community Choir Scholarship Fund

Admission/Cost: $25

Location:
St. James by-the-Sea
743 Prospect Street
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Saturday, February 22 - 7:00 PM
02/27/2020 - Music: Kembang Sunda Gamelan
Kembang Sunda is a San Diego-based ensemble that performs Sundanese gamelan degung music from West Java, Indonesia. Degung music developed in the royal Sundanese courts of West Java beginning in the fourteenth century. The ensemble consists primarily of tuned bronze idiophones; a large hanging gong (go’ong), large rack gongs (jengglong), medium rack gongs (bonang), a mid-range metallophone (panerus), and a high-range metallophone (peking). Other instruments include a set of tuned drums (kendang), a wooden xylophone (gambang), and a bamboo flute (suling). Degung music, like all gamelan styles, is based on a colotomic structure: music organized into cycles defined by periodic punctuation played by specific instruments. In ancient times, degung music was played in the royal courts to welcome guests, accompany dance, and aid in meditation. Today, degung music is typically heard at traditional Sundanese wedding ceremonies and other important events where an atmosphere of elegance and Sundanese cultural authenticity is desired.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Palomar College
Pallomar Performing Arts
1140 West Mission Road
San Marcos, CA
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Thursday, February 27 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
03/01/2020 -  Music: Kembang Sunda Gamelan
Kembang Sunda is a San Diego-based ensemble that performs Sundanese gamelan degung music from West Java, Indonesia. Degung music developed in the royal Sundanese courts of West Java beginning in the fourteenth century. The ensemble consists primarily of tuned bronze idiophones; a large hanging gong (go’ong), large rack gongs (jengglong), medium rack gongs (bonang), a mid-range metallophone (panerus), and a high-range metallophone (peking). Other instruments include a set of tuned drums (kendang), a wooden xylophone (gambang), and a bamboo flute (suling). Degung music, like all gamelan styles, is based on a colotomic structure: music organized into cycles defined by periodic punctuation played by specific instruments. In ancient times, degung music was played in the royal courts to welcome guests, accompany dance, and aid in meditation. Today, degung music is typically heard at traditional Sundanese wedding ceremonies and other important events where an atmosphere of elegance and Sundanese cultural authenticity is desired.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Encinitas Library
540 Cornish Dr.
Encinitas, CA
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Sunday, March 1 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
02/21/2020 - Music: BeauSoleil with Michael Doucet & Sarah Quintana
The evening kicks off with Michael Doucet and Sarah Quintana performing music from their new album, Lacher Prise (Let it Go). Doucet describes the album as an eclectic mix of styles including New Orleans rhythm & blues, Southwest Louisiana rock ‘n roll, as well as his own interpretations of zydeco and Cajun, infused with sounds of the French Caribbean. For the second half of the show, Michael is joined by BeauSoleil for a set featuring your favorite Cajun music. For the past 40 years, BeauSoleil has been making some of the most potent and popular Cajun music on the planet. Born out of the rich Acadian ancestry of its members, and driven by Michael Doucet’s fiddle playing and vocals, BeauSoleil is notorious for bringing even the most staid audience to its feet.

Admission/Cost: $30 - $35

Location:
Museum of Making Music
5790 Armada Drive
Carlsbad, 92008
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Friday, February 21 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
02/22/2020 - French Baroque Music: Couperin, Charpentier, Rameau
The Pleasures of Versailles. The palace of Versailles was conceived by King Louis XIV during the 1660s as a residence and royal pleasure dome which assumed monumental proportions, becoming increasingly important as a center for music. The distinctive elegance and beauty of the French Baroque peels back the curtain on the decadent magnificence of the Sun King's playground. We welcome special guest and distinguished performer on viola da gamba, Catharina Meints.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $50

Location:
Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church
3459 Manchester Avenue
Cardiff by the Sea, CA 92007
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Saturday, February 22 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
02/22/2020 - Music: Amber Liu, Meg & Dia, Justin Park
Amber Liu was discovered at the age of 15 at SM Entertainment’s global auditions in Los Angeles. Following a move to South Korea, she debuting in 2009 as a member of the female group f(x). The record-breaking electro-pop-based K-pop group quickly became one of the industry’s most popular and award-winning. In 2013, the group became the first K-pop act to perform at SXSW. Amber Liu will be joined with special guests Meg & Dia and Justin Park for her shows on the Tour X.

Admission/Cost: $35 - $149

Location:
Music Box
1337 India Street
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, February 22 - 8:00 PM
02/18/2020 - Music: Brahms, Gypsies And Hungarians
Johannes Brahms’ powerful and poignant Clarinet Quintet was influenced by the Hungarian “gypsy” music that he loved. Enjoy Franz Joseph Haydn’s bewitching Gypsy trio and its rollicking finale. Béla Bartók’s Duos for violin take us on a trip to the Hungarian and Eastern European countryside with folk and dance tunes.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $100

Location:
The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall
7600 Fay Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Tuesday, February 18 - 7:30 PM
02/21/2020 - Music: Téada
Téada, one of Ireland's leading traditional bands, begins their national tour in San Diego on Friday, Feb. 21. Driven by the timeless, expressive force of traditional music inherited from past generations, Téada has been described as “at the cutting edge of the next generation of Irish musicians…with a fierce familiarity with the old ways.” (Irish Music Magazine)

The 2020 tour features the legendary musician Séamus Begley from West Kerry, named Ireland's 'Traditional Singer of the Year' (TG4 Awards) and known for his fiery accordion playing and famous wit. Special guest will be champion stepdancer and Ventura, CA native Samantha Harvey, who shines with a unique repertoire of Irish sean nos (old style) and Ottawa Valley step dance.

Oisín Mac Diarmada - fiddle
Séamus Begley - vocals / button accordion
Sean Gavin - uilleann pipes / flute
Patrick Doocey - guitar
Samantha Harvey - dance

Admission/Cost: $25, at the door.

Location:
Bethany Lutheran Church
2051 Sunset Cliffs Blvd.
San Diego, CA
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Friday, February 21 - 7:30 PM
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