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Friday, May 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Raza Visions Fundraiser
7:00 PM Music: Wisin & Yandel
8:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
8:00 PM Music & Dance: Song of Songs
8:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
8:00 PM Film: Casablanca
Saturday, May 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:30 AM National Tap Dance Day Flash Mob
10:00 AM Harmony in Action Cross-Cultural Non-Profits Fair
10:00 AM Czech That Film Festival
11:00 AM Lebanese Food Festival
3:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
4:30 PM Oddissi Dance Benefit Concert
7:00 PM Performance: Riqueza Latina
8:00 PM Film: Casablanca
8:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
8:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
Sunday, May 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM 39th Annual Ethnic Food Fair
11:00 AM Lebanese Food Festival
1:00 PM The Poets of Islam: A Pen & Paper Love-In
2:00 PM Music: Alexander Gourevitch & Sasha Kolpakov
2:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
2:30 PM Music & Dance: Song of Songs
3:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
7:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
Monday, May 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM Carnatic Vocal Concert
Tuesday, May 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Fiddler on the Roof
Wednesday, May 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Fiddler on the Roof
7:30 PM Jewish Arts Festival: In the Room Where It Happens
Thursday, May 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Fiddler on the Roof
8:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Friday, May 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM Symposium: Anthropogeny: The Perspective From Africa
7:00 PM Music: Los Texmaniacs
7:00 PM Music: Internacional Grupo Kawsay
7:00 PM Stage: Fiddler on the Roof
7:30 PM Performance: Paper Cities
8:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
8:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
Saturday, Jun 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:30 AM Dragons Exhibit Opening
2:00 PM Stage: Fiddler on the Roof
2:00 PM Filipino Mabuhay Festival
3:00 PM Film: The Year I Did Nothing
3:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
5:00 PM Water Lantern Festival Escondido
5:00 PM Mexico Gourmet Festival San Diego
6:00 PM Film: The Year I Did Nothing
6:00 PM Mariachi Festival to Benefit Medical Missions
6:00 PM Music: Pt. Kumar Bose
7:00 PM Music: Mariachi Divas
7:00 PM Stage: Fiddler on the Roof
7:30 PM Performance: Paper Cities
8:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
8:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
Sunday, Jun 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM Japanese Summer Festival
1:00 PM Stage: Fiddler on the Roof
2:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
3:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
5:00 PM Ballet: Don Quixote
6:00 PM Stage: Fiddler on the Roof
7:00 PM Music: The Young Dubliners
7:00 PM SD County Fair: La Adictiva Banda San José De Mesillas
7:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
7:30 PM Performance: Paper Cities
Monday, Jun 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Tuesday, Jun 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Jewish Arts Festival: Knockin' On Dylan's Door
Wednesday, Jun 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Jewish Arts Festival: Soulfarm
Thursday, Jun 6
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Jewish Arts Festival: In Every Generation
8:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Filipino Folk Dance


Folk dances of the Philippines reflect the various influences that formed the long history of the island nation, and folk dances vary according to the island's various regions. The Philippines consist of more than 7,000 islands that are divided into three main areas: Luzon in the north, Visayas in the middle, and Sulu and Mindanao in the south.

Several tribes live in the northern mountainous region. Each tribe goes by its own name; however, collectively the tribes are called Igorot. Mountainous or Igorot dances preserve world views and philosophies from the pre-Christian era, while showcasing instances of everyday life, such as family life or courtship. Igorot dances also celebrate battle victories and pay homage to ancestors or gods in order to bring good luck and fair weather to the villages. In Sulu and Mindanao, some of the dances were influenced by Islam and Christianity. For example, the Muslim dance Singkil is the local interpretation of the Indian epic, Ramayana, and is probably the most popular form of Filipino dance. Between Luzon and Mindanao lies Visayas, the middle part of today's Philippines. Dances from this region demonstrate Spanish influence and are called Maria Clara dances after the female protagonist in the novel by Jose Rizal. The choreography in Maria Clara dances is an amalgamation of Spanish and other European dances such as the waltz.

While Maria Clara dances were popular among the urban Filipinos, the rural areas had their own dances called Barrio dances. These dances celebrate life with elan and joy. To reflect their happiness and love of life, women and men show off their skills by balancing lamps on their heads or dancing on narrow benches. In the dance called Maglalatik, which is a mock war dance, dancers beat on coconut shells tied to their bodies, creating a furious rhythm while reenacting battle. Women wear either traditional dresses adorned with butterfly sleeves, or long skirts and lace blouses. Men traditionally wear Chamisa de Chino and colored trousers.

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