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Wednesday, Apr 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Sweat
8:00 PM Music: Mokoomba
Thursday, Apr 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Workshop: Italia for Travelers with Paola Baracco
3:00 PM Indigo Dye Shibori Workshop
6:00 PM Ignite & Activate San Diego Summit
7:00 PM Music: Aterciopelados & Los Amigos Invisibles
7:30 PM Film: Roma Città Aperta (Rome Open City)
7:30 PM Stage: The Servant of Two Masters
8:00 PM Stage: Sweat
Friday, Apr 26
All Day Ignite & Activate San Diego Summit
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:30 PM Talk: Immigrant Resistance in the Deportation Nation
7:00 PM Opera Celebration Concert
7:30 PM The Diary of Anne Frank
8:00 PM Film: Wings of Desire
8:00 PM Stage: The Servant of Two Masters
8:00 PM Stage: Nine
8:00 PM Stage: Sweat
Saturday, Apr 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM 33rd Annual Linda Vista Multicultural Fair & Parade
10:00 AM Art: Little Saigon Stories
10:00 AM Bonsai Spring Show
10:00 AM International Mobile Film Festival
10:00 AM Chase the Spring: Qing Ming Event
11:00 AM Mission Federal ArtWalk
12:00 PM Hanamatsuri Celebration
12:00 PM Tequila and Taco Music Festival
1:00 PM Claudia Lyra: Brazilian Folktales and Music
2:00 PM House of Finland Lawn Program
6:00 PM Filipino Pamana Concert
7:00 PM Music: Parisa and Hamnavazan
7:30 PM Music: Pandit Kartik
7:30 PM The Diary of Anne Frank
8:00 PM Stage: The Servant of Two Masters
8:00 PM Stage: Nine
8:00 PM Stage: Sweat
10:30 PM Exhibit: Feeding A Thousand Souls
Sunday, Apr 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:30 AM Film: Pünktchen & Anton
11:30 AM Sake 101
2:00 PM Stage: Nine
7:00 PM Stage: Sweat
7:30 PM The Diary of Anne Frank
Monday, Apr 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM 29th Annual Multicultural Earth Day
Tuesday, Apr 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Witches' Night: An Exploration of Witches in Pop-Culture
7:00 PM Stage: Sweat
Wednesday, May 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:30 PM Debunking Myths: Migration, Criminalization of the Border. . .
6:30 PM Film: Angels Are Made of Light
7:00 PM Stage: Sweat
Thursday, May 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Stage: The Servant of Two Masters
8:00 PM Stage: Sweat
Friday, May 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM Cinco de Mayo Old Town
8:00 PM Stage: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
8:00 PM Stage: The Servant of Two Masters
8:00 PM Stage: Nine
8:00 PM Stage: Sweat
Saturday, May 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Cinco de Mayo Old Town San Diego
11:00 AM Balboa Park Cinco de Mayo
8:00 PM Stage: The Servant of Two Masters
8:00 PM Stage: Nine
8:00 PM Stage: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
8:00 PM Stage: Sweat
Sunday, May 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Cinco de Mayo Old Town San Diego
2:00 PM Stage: Nine
7:00 PM Stage: Sweat
8:00 PM Stage: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
Monday, May 6
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, May 7
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Talk About South Africa
7:00 PM Stage: Sweat
Book of the Month and Book Club Selections
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One Book - One San Diego Events


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The Participant Observer International Book of the Month is Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James

Black Leopard, Red Wolf is the first volume of a new fantasy trilogy set in West Africa, from Marlon James, winner of the Man Booker prize in 2015. Its hero, Tracker, is trying to find a child who vanished before the novel opens. Tracker prefers to work alone, but now he joins forces with a motley crew of adventurers that includes a man who can change into a leopard at will and a woman possessed by a lightning bird that makes her appear blue. Are you reminded of Guardians of the Galaxy or, for those of us of a certain age, The Avengers or even The Dirty Dozen?

"What propels the novel forward is the same thing that fuels the best superhero movies and comic books: the origin stories of its central characters. We read to find out how Tracker became the Red Wolf and how the Leopard became the Leopard. In their beginnings are their ends: the keys to their strengths and vulnerabilities, the source of their drive and ambitions and fears, and clues to the larger goals that endow their quests for self-knowledge with some larger sense of mission.

"With Tracker and the Leopard, James has created two compelling and iconic characters — characters who will take their place in the pantheon of memorable and fantastical superheroes."—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times, 1/31/2019

"A fantasy world as well-realized as anything Tolkien made."—Neil Gaiman

"Black Leopard, Red Wolf mixes Kurosawa, superheroes, detective novels, and a mélange of African myths and stories.—Slate, Feb. 12, 2019

"Drawing on legend, history and mythology, Black Leopard, Red Wolf takes Afro-futurism to a new level. James's inventiveness is wild and crisp."—The Economist 1843, February and March 2019

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