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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 18, 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


•< a href=//./index.php?module=calendar&calendar[view]=event&id=21087">Yiddish for Beginners
Ongoing Sundays
10:00 AM San Diego Travel & Adventure Show At America’s Favorite Travel Show, you will be able to:

• Explore endless vacation options
• Discover over 200+ destinations from around the globe
• Plan your trip face-to-face with thousands of travel experts
• Meet travel celebrities Cheryl Strayed, Patricia Schultz, Wayne Dunlap and Peter Greenberg
• Attend dozens of educational seminars on the Savvy and Destination Theaters
• Immerse yourself in faraway cultures with song and dance on the Global Beats Stage
• Plus, save big with exclusive show-only deals and trip giveaways

The best part? All of this is included with your ticket. Make the first stop on your next trip the San Diego Travel & Adventure Show - buy your tickets today!

Admission/Cost: Free - $18

Location:
San Diego Convention Center
111 W Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, January 18 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday, January 19 - 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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
10:30 AM Talk: Is Americanized Chinese Authentic? Culinary Historians of San Diego will present “Is Americanized Chinese Authentic?,” featuring Dr. Yong Chen, in the Neil Morgan Auditorium. The professor will attempt to answer a question many have asked: does America’s Chinese food represent a cuisine that is authentically Chinese? Starting with defining “cuisine,” Dr. Chen will move through the history of cooking throughout the regions of China, and ultimately demonstrate how what we enjoy at our favorite Chinese-American restaurants is widely recognized as a distinct Chinese cuisine. Dr. Chen received his Ph.D from Cornell University, and is currently professor of history at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of three books on the subjects of the history of Chinese in America and their cuisine; and co-edited another. Dr. Chen’s research has been published in leading academic journals, and he remains an important resource for many media organizations (such as Radio France Internationale, ERRV, Sing Tao Daily, Correio Brazilienese, National Public Radio and KPCC) in four languages, discussing issues ranging from food, race and immigration in the U.S. to Sino-American relations. The event is free and open to the public. A tasting will follow Dr. Chen’s presentation.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Central Library
330 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Saturday, January 18 - 10:30 AM
11:00 AM  Tet Lunar New Year Festival The 10th annual SD Lunar New Year Festival features dazzling lanterns, bands, lion dances, fire crackers, and a very large selection of Asian food. The prices are good, and the quality is excellent. Operates entirely through voluntary and unpaid efforts. The dozen coordinators, staff, and over 250 college and high school students dedicate countless hours to ensure residents receive the highest quality services they deserve. 100% proceeds from the festival will be used in the revitalization efforts of the Little Saigon District of San Diego.

Admission/Cost: $4 - $6

Location:
SDCCU Stadium
9449 Friars Road
San Diego, CA 92108
MAP

Dates and times:
Friday, January 17 - 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, January 18 - 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, January 19 - 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
11:00 AM Cho Tet Celebration Welcome to the first & only Chợ Tết (Lunar New Year Market) in San Diego. The fun kid-family event will be 3 days (Friday to Sunday) celebration, and is free for all ages!

Chợ Tết San Diego (Lunar New Year Market) will be have:
- Live Entertainment
- Food Vendors
- Craft Vendors
- Flowers and Lunar New Year's Merchandise
- Opening Ceremony (Saturday at 11:00 AM) : Firecrackers, Lion Dancing, and more!
- Closing Ceremony (Sunday evening. Time TBD)

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Cho Tet San Diego
6935 Linda Vista Rd
San Diego, CA 92111
MAP

Dates and times:
Friday, January 17 - 3:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, January 18 - 11:00 AM to 9:30 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
5:00 PM Carnatic Music Tribute to Thyagarja Lakshmi Appachar's students will perform a tribute to the Carnatic Music Composer, Thyagarja who is considered one of the Trinity of Carnatic Music. Students will be accompanied by Sri Suresh Krisnamurty on violin, Sri Dilip Gopalakrishn on Mridangan and Chi Sankalp Shrinivas on Flute.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Sri Mandir Temple
9474 Black Mountain Rd.
San Diego, CA
MAP

Saturday, January 18 - 5:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Agite y Sirva Dance Film Festival Screendance / choreo-cinema / Dance Film is a hybrid practice that seeks to develop a new syntax between the languages of movement, dance and audiovisual.

Come to the screening of the best dance films produced all over the world last year.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
The Front
147 W. San Ysidro Boulevard
San Ysidro, CA 92173
MAP

Saturday, January 18 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
7:00 PM  Music: Soo Yeon Lyuh on Korean Haegeum The Center for World Music's 2020 Passport to Worlds of Music Series presents: Preservation Through Improvisation: The Korean Haegeum with Soo Yeon Lyuh.

Soo Yeon Lyuh is a master of the haegeum, a traditional Korean bowed string instrument. She is known for her flawless technique and full command of the haegeum’s traditional repertoire. At the same time, she is widely recognized for promoting the creation of new pieces for the instrument. For this event, Dr. Lyuh will play solo Korean court and folk music (Ji Yonghee school of haegeum sanjo). Composer and improvisor Christopher Adler will join Lyuh in two improvisatory pieces. Dr. Adler is a member of the composition faculty at the University of San Diego, and for this performance will play piano and the Southeast Asian Khaen, a multi-pipe mouth organ.

For twelve years, Lyuh was a member of South Korea’s National Gugak Center, the foremost institution for the preservation of Korean traditional music. At that institution, she was known for her pioneering efforts to reinvent improvisational methods that, while integral to historic Korean traditions, had been lost to generations of performers.

Since then, Lyuh has endeavored to weave authentic styles into new musical domains. In the process, she relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area, where she has drawn inspiration from its dynamic improvised music scene. Her contributions have sparked the creation of a new haegeum repertoire. She has premiered dozens of new works from numerous American composers, including Larry Polansky, Cindy Cox, Karlton Hester, Thomas Osborne, and Donald Womack. She recently made her own debut as a composer with the Kronos Quartet. Lyuh’s “Yessori” for string quartet and haegeum is available on Kronos’ website. Lyuh premiered the piece live with Kronos at WNYC’s Greene Space in New York in March of 2017.

Admission/Cost: $23
Participant Observer readers can get $5 off each ticket they buy if they use the LOVEWORLDVIEW code at checkout. (While supplies last.)

Location:
La Jolla Community Center
6811 La Jolla Blvd
La Jolla, CA 92037
MAP

Saturday, January 18 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.centerforworldmusic.org
7:00 PM Stage: Suor Angelica Suor Angelica is the story of a woman who bears a child out of wedlock and is sent to a convent to repent for her sins.Her will to live is fueled by the thought of someday being reunited with her son.

This one-act opera is sung in Italian, with English supertitles projected above the stage.

Admission/Cost: $22

Location:
Star Repertory Theatre
329 East Valley Parkway
Escondido,CA
MAP

Dates and times
Saturday, January 18 - 7:00 PM
Sunday, January 19 - 3:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation The plot of this Italian American comedy is near operatic: two men, two women and an overseeing matriarch - Aunt Mae. Huey is married to Janice, Aldo loves Janice, Teresa hates Janice. Huey also loves Teresa, and Janice shot Huey's dog. Throw in a balcony scene straight out of Cyrano de Bergerac, Tony and Tina's Wedding, and Jersey Shore, and you'll have some idea of what you are in store for! 18+

Directed by Charles Peters, this talented cast includes: Rhiannon McAfee, Marco Kengott, John DeCarlo, Lynnia Shanley & Gina Marie Cioffi.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $37

Location:
Legler Benbough Theatre
Alliant International University
9783 Avenue of Nations
San Diego, CA 92131
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from January 17 to February 16, 2020
Fridays, Saturdays - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
8:00 PM Concert of Hope: Los Lobos The non-profit Doors of Change proudly presents Concert Of Hope benefit featuring 3-Time Grammy Award-Winners and Rock And Roll Hall of Fame nominees Los Lobos. By attending this concert, your donation will help homeless youth in San Diego.

Admission/Cost: $69

Location:
Spreckels Theatre
121 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Saturday, January 18 - 8:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Mama Mia! Donna, an independent hotelier in the Greek islands, is preparing for her daughter's wedding with the help of two old friends. Meanwhile Sophie, the spirited bride, has a plan.

She secretly invites three men from her mother's past in hope of meeting her real father and having him escort her down the aisle on her big day.

Brimming with all the hits you know and love such as: "Take A Chance On Me," "Dancing Queen," "Super Trooper," "The Winner Takes It All," and many more.

This show will have you dancing in and out of your seats reveling in the hit-makers that are ABBA!

"Mamma Mia! is a mega-hit that has audiences dancing in the aisles!" - Associated Press

Admission/Cost: $9.5

Location:
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Drive
San Diego, CA 92037
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, January 18 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, January 19 - 12:00 PM
Saturday, January 25 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, January 26 - 12:00 PM
Sunday, January 26 - 3:30 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
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