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Coming Soon...
Wednesday, Feb 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM  Writer's Symposium with Pico Ayer
7:00 PM Stage: Dream Hou$e
7:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
7:30 PM Stage: Orestes 2.0
Thursday, Feb 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:45 AM Book Talk: Baja California Land of Missions
1:00 PM Music: Kembang Sunda Gamelan
3:20 PM Talk: Urban Redevelopment Projects in South Africa
7:00 PM Stage: Dream Hou$e
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
6:00 PM Music: Antonio Carlos Jobim Tribute
7:00 PM Música En La Plaza: Los Montaño
7:00 PM Stage: Dream Hou$e
7:30 PM Stage: Orestes 2.0
8:00 PM Film: Jojo Rabbit
8:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
8:00 PM Stage: She Loves Me
Saturday, Feb 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM  28th Annual Kuumba Festival
2:00 PM Stage: Safa's Story
2:00 PM Stage: Orestes 2.0
2:00 PM Spoilers Book Club: Native Son
3:00 PM Stage: Little Rock
7:00 PM Stage: Safa's Story
7:00 PM Stage: Dream Hou$e
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 Acting Shakespeare Panel
2:00 PM Stage: She Loves Me
3:00 PM Los Angeles Balalaika Orchestra
7:00 PM Music: Irving Flores Afro-Cuban Jazz Quartet
7:00 PM Stage: Dream Hou$e
7:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
7:30 PM Music: Miguel Zenón Quartet
Monday, Mar 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Stage: Winston Churchill
8:00 PM Music: iLe
Tuesday, Mar 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:45 AM Classics 4 Kids: Ferdinand The Bull
11:30 AM Classics 4 Kids: Ferdinand The Bull
6:30 PM  Talk About Series: Venezuela - What Does It Mean To Live in a Failed State?
7:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
7:30 PM Stage: Winston Churchill
Wednesday, Mar 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:45 AM Classics 4 Kids: Ferdinand The Bull
11:30 AM Classics 4 Kids: Ferdinand The Bull
7:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
7:30 PM  Music: ABBA Mania
Thursday, Mar 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:45 AM Classics 4 Kids: Ferdinand The Bull
11:30 AM Classics 4 Kids: Ferdinand The Bull
3:00 PM Kumeyaay Rock Art in the San Diego Region
6:00 PM Talk: Diversity in Medicine Lecture
7:00 PM USD Mariachi Showcase Opening Night
8:00 PM Stage: House of Joy
8:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
Friday, Mar 6
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM Amnesty International Annual Human Rights Conference
9:45 AM Classics 4 Kids: Ferdinand The Bull
11:30 AM Classics 4 Kids: Ferdinand The Bull
5:00 PM Contemporary Chinese Photography in Conversation
6:30 PM USD Mariachi Student Showcase
7:00 PM  12th Annual Brasil Jazz Festa
7:30 PM Stage: Orestes 2.0
8:00 PM Stage: House of Joy
8:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
8:00 PM Stage: She Loves Me
Saturday, Mar 7
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM Amnesty International Annual Human Rights Conference
6:00 PM Stage: The Cabinet of Tia-Juana
6:30 PM USD Mariachi Professional Showcase Grand Finale
7:00 PM Italian Film: Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
7:30 PM Stage: Orestes 2.0
8:00 PM Stage: House of Joy
8:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
8:00 PM Stage: She Loves Me
9:00 PM Stage: The Cabinet of Tia-Juana
Sunday, Mar 8
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:30 AM Amnesty International Annual Human Rights Conference
11:00 AM National City International Mariachi Festival
1:00 PM Finding Difficult Passengers on the Eillis Island Manifests
2:00 PM Documentary Film: Beyle
2:00 PM Stage: She Loves Me
7:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
Monday, Mar 9
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM Talk: A Journey Through Turbulent Times - China and America
Tuesday, Mar 10
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: House of Joy
Calendar

< Saturday, January 11, 2020 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Stage

Bojo's Place
Until March 1, 2020

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

Exhibitions and Art

Coded Messages From the Underground Railroad
Until February 27, 2020

Poetry for People
Until March 11, 2020

Photographic Exhibition: Graciela Iturbide & Manuel Alvarez Bravo
Until March 15, 2020

Chicano/a/x Printmaking: Making Prints and Making History - 50 Years of Art Activism
Until Sunday, April 5, 2020

Tijuana 1964: The Photography Of Harry Crosby
Until May 17, 2020

Art of East Asia
Ongoing

Art Of The 20th Century
Ongoing

German Expressionism
Ongoing

Hanjialin Bao - Between Black and White
Until January 26 2020

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 Class
Ongoing Tuesdays

Poetry for the People: African Americans
Wednesdays until March 11, 2020

Tai Chi Workshop
Ongoing Saturdays

Italian Intermediate Conversation Class
Ongoing Tuesdays until February 25, 2020


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Ongoing Sundays
3:30 AM Film: Taipelove In honor of Taiwan becoming the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage, we are proud to be screening Taipeilove - The Documentary! Co-hosted with the San Diego Queer Apimeda Coalition, taipeilove* is an independent documentary dealing with the perception of homosexuality in Taiwanese society.

Light refreshments will be provided and Lucie Liu, the director of the film, will be answering your questions in a live Q&A afterwards! The screening will be open to all with a suggested donation amount of $10.

The screening will start at 4pm on 1/11 and will be at the San Diego Historical Museum Chuang Archive & Learning Center near the Gaslamp Quarter.

Admission/Cost: Suggested donation $10

Location:
San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
Chuang Archive & Learning Center
541 B Second Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Saturday, January 11 - 3:30 PM

For more information, please visit: www.facebook.com
10:00 AM Lunar New Year at SeaWorld Celebrate as the sights, sounds and aromas of Asia come alive during this local San Diego festival that's fit for the whole family.

You won't want to miss SeaWorld San Diego's one-of-a-kind Lunar New Year celebration, featuring an incredible Chinese acrobats show, local performers, and delicious culinary delights. Dig into the Asian-inspired offerings of Ramen, Lo Mein, Bao Buns, Dim Sum, rice dishes and more.

Celebrate the new year with stunning displays of juggling, balance and contortion as The Chinese Acrobats of Hebei return to Mission Bay Theater.
Admission/Cost: $73.99 - $93.99 (Day Pass to Seaworld)

Cultural Note: The SeaWorld entertainment includes Japanese Taiko drumming. However, Japanese New Year, unlike many other Asian cultures and countries falls on January 1st. Japanese solar-lunar New Year calendar was only used during the Tenpō and Edo eras which lasted from 1830 to 1872. Five years into the Meiji era (1873) the first day of January became the official and cultural New Year's Day in Japan.

Location:
Sea World
500 SeaWorld Dr
San Diego, CA 92109
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from January 11 to February 2 (and MLK Day)
Saturdays and Sundays - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
2:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday Have you ever wished you could go back and have a second chance at a decision you made back in your 20s? This lyrical Irish love story is set amidst tourists exploring the pubs and streets of James Joyce’s Ulysses. It captures the intensity of experiences that pass by fleetingly as an older couple retraces their steps to discover their younger selves.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $60

Location:
North Coast Repertory Theatre
987-D Lomas Santa Fe Drive
Solana Beach, CA 92075
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Wednesday, January 8 until Sunday, February 2, 2020
Wednesdays - 7:00 PM
Thursdays - 8:00 PM
Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
2:00 PM Stage: Twelfth Night Twelfth Night gives us one of Shakespeare’s most remarkable heroines, the quick-witted Viola, who assumes the disguise of a page boy for Duke Orsino and finds herself at the center of an explosive love triangle in which identity, passion and gender all threaten to come undone. Themes of gender frequently appear in Shakespeare’s plays and are part of the plot in Twelfth Night. This production will explore gender identity through Shakespeare’s text and gender-fluid casting. Ages 13 and older. Post-show talkbacks on Saturday, January 11 and 18. ASL-Interpreted performance, 2 :00 PM, Saturday, January 18.

Admission/Cost: $14 - $16

Location:
Casa del Prado Theater
1600 Village Place
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Dates and times:
Friday, January 10 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, January 11 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Sunday, January 12 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Friday, January 17 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, January 18 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Sunday, January 19 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
2:00 PM Stage: The Maids Two domestic servants conspire to kill their socialite employer in this contemporary reimagining of Jean Genet’s 1947 psychodrama. Nervous Theatre’s production explores Genet’s seductive world of role-playing where power, gender identity, and desire are constantly in flux.

Admission/Cost: $18

Location:
Tenth Avenue Arts Center
930 Tenth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Dates and times:
Friday, January 10 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, January 11 - 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sunday, January 12 - 2:00 PM
3:00 PM  Fundraiser for Refugee Women An afternoon of fun at Refill Cafe in support of the IRC's Women's Resilience Center! We will have family-friendly games, raffle prizes, a small silent auction and chance to learn more about the first-ever center for refugee women, opening up in 2020!

Tickets include one beverage of your choice (beer, wine, mimosa or coffee/tea drink) and are $10 in advance/$12 at the door. Your ticket will help us raise funds needed to support the Center.

Questions? You can email our Development Coordinator, Lida Dianti, at Lida.Dianti@rescue.org for more information.

Admission/Cost: $10

Location:
Refill Cafe
3752 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92103

Saturday, January 11 - 3:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.facebook.com
3:00 PM Music & Dance: Spirit of India The free Discovery Concert Series at the Rancho Bernardo Branch Library presents Spirit of India. Ahaana (Inner Light) presents a compilation of dances from India which includes both classical and folk forms. Historically Indian Classical dances and music were considered a ritual revered as auspicious services to the gods and goddesses. During the Mughal era the dances became associated with concubines and the British just sent them underground calling them moral outrage. Indian Independence in 1947 marked the revival of Indian art forms and has restaged these dances everywhere to bring beauty and art to the world through devotion and sentiment, highlighted with movement and sentiment. The folk dance aspect talks of stories like love, romance, and celebration. It lacks structure and form but is very lyrical and happy. The Discovery series of concerts at the library serves to educate the public about various music forms and to expand the opportunity for local musicians to perform and provide insights to their music. The concert will be in the second floor community room at the library.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Rancho Bernardo Library
17110 Bernardo Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92128
MAP

Saturday, January 11 - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
7:00 PM Concerto Italiano: Venice, Rome, Naples The San Diego Early Music Society is proud to present the long anticipated San Diego debut of the award-winning Concerto Italiano under the direction of harpsichordist Rinaldo Alessandrini. Concerto Italiano will perform music of Corelli, Vivaldi, Marcello, Scarlatti, Handel, Porpora and Leo, including a cantata for soprano and natural trumpet.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $45

Location:
St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church
743 Prospect Street
San Diego, CA 92037
MAP

Saturday, January 11 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
7:30 PM Persian Classical Music: Nima Janmohammadi Nima Janmohammadi will perform Persian Classical Music on Setar, Oud, and Kamancheh.

Nima Janmohammadi is a composer, improviser, and multi-instrumentalist. As a performer of Persian classical music, he has studied with great masters of Persian Music, including legendary Mohammad Reza Lotfi and Hossein Alizadeh. He has performed in numerous recordings and concerts including solo recitals in venues such as Boston's historic Jordan Hall, MIT, Harvard University, Tuft University, and Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY. His solo Setar album, "The Kiss Belongs to Nobody," was published by “a-side records,” as well as the video recording of his live performances. As a composer, Nima has written for symphony orchestra, chamber music of various large and small ensembles, string quartet, and saxophone orchestra. He has also written open form and graphic scores that incorporate elements of composition and improvisation.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $25

Location:
Iranian-American Center
6790 Top Gun St. #7
San Diego, CA 92121
MAP

Saturday January 11 - 7:30 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday Have you ever wished you could go back and have a second chance at a decision you made back in your 20s? This lyrical Irish love story is set amidst tourists exploring the pubs and streets of James Joyce’s Ulysses. It captures the intensity of experiences that pass by fleetingly as an older couple retraces their steps to discover their younger selves.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $60

Location:
North Coast Repertory Theatre
987-D Lomas Santa Fe Drive
Solana Beach, CA 92075
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Wednesday, January 8 until Sunday, February 2, 2020
Wednesdays - 7:00 PM
Thursdays - 8:00 PM
Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: The Maids Two domestic servants conspire to kill their socialite employer in this contemporary reimagining of Jean Genet’s 1947 psychodrama. Nervous Theatre’s production explores Genet’s seductive world of role-playing where power, gender identity, and desire are constantly in flux.

Admission/Cost: $18

Location:
Tenth Avenue Arts Center
930 Tenth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Dates and times:
Friday, January 10 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, January 11 - 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sunday, January 12 - 2:00 PM
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