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Tuesday, Feb 18
All Day Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM  San Diego International Jewish Film Festival
7:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
7:30 PM Music: Brahms, Gypsies And Hungarians
Wednesday, Feb 19
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:30 PM  San Diego International Jewish Film Festival
7:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
Thursday, Feb 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
3:00 PM  Talk: Panel on Latin America and Talk by Former President of Costa Rica Laura Chinchilla
4:00 PM Talk: State Formation in China and Taiwan
4:00 PM  San Diego International Jewish Film Festival
7:00 PM  California's American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival
8:00 PM Talk: Deirdre Bair
8:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
Friday, Feb 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 AM  California's American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival
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 French Baroque Music Concert
7:30 PM Music: Téada
8:00 PM Music: Hutchins Consort with Winifred Horan
8:00 PM Stage: Bojo's Place
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: Bojo's Place
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
San Diego Dim Sum Tour
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
3:00 PM Stage: Bojo's Place
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 Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Black Comix Day
6:00 PM Daniel Guzmán Guest Lecture
7:00 PM Talk: Michele Norris
Tuesday, Feb 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
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
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
8:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
Friday, Feb 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:00 AM  28th Annual Kuumba Festival
7:00 PM Música En La Plaza: Los Montaño
8:00 PM Film: Jojo Rabbit
8:00 PM Stage: Bojo's Place
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
3:00 PM Stage: Little Rock
7:00 PM Stage: Safa's Story
8:00 PM Film: Jojo Rabbit
8:00 PM Stage: Bojo's Place
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
3:00 PM Stage: Bojo's Place
7:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
Monday, Mar 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Filipino Pancit Bihon
The Recipe of the Month for June & July is Filipino Pancit Bihon. A delicious, easy to prepare rice noodle dish perfect for a summer meal. Garnished with Calimansi fruit, the dish embraces the Southeast Asian culinary taste quartet of savory, salty, sweet and sour.

Pancit Bihon

Pancit Bihon is a quintessential Filipino dish made with meat, vegetables and thin rice noodles. For a vegetarian version, just leave out the meat or substitute tofu. Pancit means noodles and bihon (or bihun) are thin "vermicelli" rice noodles. As they can be cooked and prepared quickly, they can be considered a Filipino fast food. Noodles and the lore associated with them may have originated in China. Long noodles represent long life and Pancit Bihon are often prepared for birthday celebrations (sometimes they are even called "birthday noodles" in restaurant menus). There are as many variations of Pancit Bihon as there are cooks, so feel free to experiment with other meats and vegetables. Calimansi, which are used as a garnish in this recipe, are small citrus fruits that are sweet and sour. You can eat the whole fruit, rind and all. Their palate-cleansing acidity and dash of sweetness goes quite well with this recipe.

Ingredients:

  • An 8 ounce package of Pancit Bihon rice noodles (obtainable at Asia grocery stores)
  • 1/2 lb chicken breast (cut into strips)
  • ½ package of Chinese pork sausages (sliced into strips)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced, pressed or crushed)
  • 1 medium onion (cut into thin strips)
  • 2 carrots (julienne cut)
  • 1/4 pound of snow peas
  • 1 head of a small cabbage (julienne)
  • ½ pound of green beans (diagonally cut into small pieces); can substitute thawed frozen French-style green beans.
  • 3 stalks of celery (cut into small, thin strips)
  • 2 cups of chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons peanut oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 scallions sliced thinly (for garnish)
  • several Calimansi (halved or quartered) or lemon slices

Preparation:

Preparatory note: The onion, carrots, cabbage, green beans, celery, and meat (sausage and chicken) should be cut into short (2 inch), thin (1/4 inch) "sticks" (much like julienne). Another way to prepare the chicken is to boil it until tender and then shred it. Pork and shrimp can be added to or substituted for the chicken.
  1. Soak noodles in warm water for 15 minutes, drain and set aside.
  2. Mince or crush garlic and set aside.
  3. Slice scallions thinly and set aside.
  4. Cut up onion, cabbage, green beans and celery per instructions above.
  5. Cut up chicken and sausage per instructions above.
  6. In 3 tablespoons of peanut oil, brown the Chinese sausage in a wok.
  7. Add in minced garlic and sliced onions to wok and sauté until onions are translucent.
  8. Add chicken strips and continue cooking until the chicken is cooked through.
  9. Add the chicken broth and all the remaining vegetables and cook for an additional three minutes, stirring constantly.
  10. Mix in softened noodles, toss and cook until the broth is absorbed, but not too dry.
  11. Add soy sauce, salt, and pepper to taste.
  12. Sprinkle dish with thinly sliced scallions.
  13. Serve hot with sliced Calimansi or lemon slices as an edible garnish.
  14. Diners may add additional soy sauce if desired.
Based on a recipe submitted by Sherry Sebastian (her mom's recipe!)
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