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Thursday, Apr 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:30 AM Lecture: Prophet Jeremiah Symphony
12:45 PM Discussion on Prejudice & Tolerance
6:00 PM Honoring the Medicine: Native American Healing
7:00 PM Film: Kusama
7:00 PM The Crisis in Yemen
7:00 PM SDAFF Spring Showcase
8:00 PM Music: Mamak Khadem
Friday, Apr 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Art Exhibit: Chilenas in the Diaspora
11:30 AM MEERG Spring Event
4:00 PM Dinner and Movie: Coco
6:00 PM Discussion: Middle East Meltdown with Ryan Crocker
6:00 PM Ballet Folklorico De CSUSM's 3rd Annual Showcase
7:30 PM Bollywood Spring Fusion
7:30 PM Stage: Anna In The Tropics
8:00 PM Tao: Drum Heart
Saturday, Apr 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 AM Chinese Brush Painting for Children
8:00 AM Shaka Festival
10:00 AM 33rd Annual Linda Vista Multicultural Fair & Parade
10:00 AM World Tai Chi Day Celebration
10:00 AM St. Jordi's Day Celebration & Independent Bookstore Day
11:00 AM ArtWalk
11:00 AM International Mobile Film Festival
11:30 AM Polynesian Princess Lunch
12:00 PM Hanamatsuri Festival
5:00 PM Dance: Tres Culturas
5:00 PM POI Spring Luau
5:00 PM "KARESTAN" Documentary Film Series Festival - Day 1
6:00 PM Passport to Brazil
6:30 PM Music: Camarada Spirit, Struggle, Triumph
6:30 PM Morrocan Magic
7:30 PM Music: Kartik Seshardri
7:30 PM Stage: Anna In The Tropics
Sunday, Apr 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Mission Federal ArtWalk
11:30 AM International Mobile Film Festival
12:00 PM Hanamatsuri Festival
2:00 PM House of Finland Lawn Program
2:00 PM Book Signing: China's Crisis of Success
2:00 PM Stage: Anna In The Tropics
3:00 PM Music: Courtly Noyse
4:00 PM "KARESTAN" Documentary Film Series Festival - Day 2
7:00 PM Music: Enrique Bunbury
Monday, Apr 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
3:00 PM Discussion: A talk with the Colombian Peacebuilding Unit
Tuesday, May 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Music: Enrique Bunbury
7:30 PM Rumba Descarga Jam
Wednesday, May 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Book Signing: The Ruined House
Thursday, May 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:30 AM Lecture: Prophet Jeremiah Symphony
5:00 PM The Weaponization of Asian America
7:00 PM Music: Mexican Rock
7:00 PM Community Divided/Humanity United
Friday, May 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM Cinco de Mayo Old Town San Diego
5:00 PM Art: Ode to Frida
6:00 PM Art: Beyond Bollywood
6:30 PM Art: La Rumorosa Rock Art
7:00 PM Music: Soul & Strings
7:30 PM Book Signing: The Latin Table
7:30 PM Music: Luis Miguel
8:00 PM Music: Ranky Tanky
Saturday, May 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 AM Chinese Brush Painting for Children
9:00 AM Dragon Boat Festival
10:00 AM Cinco De Mayo Balboa Park
10:00 AM 9th Annual Asian Cultural Festival
11:00 AM Cinco de Mayo Old Town San Diego
12:00 PM Cinco by the Bay
2:00 PM Cinco de Mayo Pinata Workshop and Fiesta
2:00 PM Metal Engraving Seminar
4:00 PM Music: Voice of Armenia
6:00 PM Talk with Dolores Huerta
6:00 PM A Musical Nirvana
7:30 PM Music: Melodic Rythms with Kourish Taghavi
7:30 PM Music: Facing off across Sunset Boulevard
Sunday, May 6
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Fiesta de Los Penasquitos
10:00 AM Chula Vista Cinco Fest
11:00 AM Cinco de Mayo Old Town San Diego
2:00 PM Music: Facing off across Sunset Boulevard
2:00 PM English High Tea for Shakespeare Lovers
5:30 PM Cry San Diego Fundraising Gala
7:00 PM Music: Voice of Armenia
8:00 PM Music: Enjambre
Monday, May 7
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, May 8
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Wednesday, May 9
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
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< Thursday, February 1, 2018 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Stage

Anna in the Tropics
Until April 29, 2018

American Mariachi
Until April 29, 2018

The Wanderers
Until May 6, 2018

Exhibitions and Art

Wabi Sabi
Until April 29, 2018

Israel: 70 Years of Craft and Design
Until September 3, 2018

Arts of Iran
Until January 31, 2019

Art of East Asia
Until December 31, 2019

Art Of The 20th Century
Ongoing until December 31, 2019

German Expressionism
Ongoing until December 31, 2019

Barrio Art Crawl
Ongoing, every 2nd Saturday of each month

Free Admission to Mingei International Museum
Ongoing, 3rd Tuesday of each month

Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
Ongoing, 3rd Tuesday of each month

Kids

Kids Meet Mandarin
Ongoing Fridays

Chinese Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Spanish Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Bilingual Storytime
Ongoing Fridays

Classes and Workshops

African Djembe Drumming
Ongoing Wednesday

Irish Gaelic Conversation Circle
Ongoing Tuesdays

Tai Chi Workshop
Ongoing Saturdays

Shakespeare&Tea
Ongoing Sundays

African Dance Class
Ongoing Sundays

Dancing With The Brush: Chinese Brush Painting And Calligraphy
Ongoing Tuesdays

Middle-Eastern Drum and Belly Dance Class
Ongoing Mondays

Salsa Class
Ongoing Tuesdays

Urban Art & More
Ongoing Tuesdays

Mandarin Meetup
Ongoing Wednesdays

Cultural Tours and Excursions

San Diego Jewish BookFest
Until May 3, 2018

Tequila, Tacos, & Tombstones: Old Town Tour
ongoing Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Tijuana Street Food Tour
ongoing Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays

Puerto Nuevo Lobster Dinner
ongoing Saturdays

Tijuana Seafood Tour
ongoing Fridays and Sundays

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum & Garden Tour
Ongoing, every 1st Saturday of each month

Little Italy Culinary Tour
Ongoing Saturdays

Asian Pacific Historical District Walking Tour
Ongoing, every 2nd Saturday of each month.

Lucha Libre Mexican Wrestling in Tijuana
Ongoing, Select Fridays

Tijuana Street Art Trek with Panca
Ongoing, Select Saturdays

Tijuana Brewery Tour
Ongoing, Select Saturdays

Tijuana Market Hop
Ongoing, Select Sundays

Tijuana Foodie Adventure
Ongoing Saturdays,Tuesdays,Sundays

Caesar's Restaurant & Downtown Tijuana Tour
Ongoing Fridays and Sundays

Ensenada Mexico Pacific Ocean Coastal Tour

Baja Mexico Grand Tour

Tijuana Foodie Adventures

Other

Flamenco Performance
Until December 29, 2018

Tea with The Bard
Ongoing, first Sunday of each month

Kirtan Musical Meditation
Ongoing, Thursdays

Dances of Universal Peace
Ongoing Saturdays

2:00 PM Shen Yun Chinese Music and Dance Shen Yun returns with an all-new program for Chinese New Year with a 5000-year journey through ancient dynasties and faraway lands including 100 dancers and singers, 1000 hand-made costumes, 20 sets and animated backdrops accompanied by a concert orchestra blending Western and Chinese instruments. Expatriate Chinese Falun Gong practitioners living in North America founded Shen Yun in 2006 in New York.

Admission/Cost: $80 - $180

Location:
California Center for the Arts
340 North Escondido Boulevard
Escondido, CA 92025
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Dates and times:
Tuesday, January 30 - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, January 31 - 7:00 PM
Thursday, February 1 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please call: (888) 973-7469 or visit: www.shenyunperformingarts.org
7:00 PM International Women of Guitar Fingerstyle guitar champion Muriel Anderson and Ukraine-born, award-winning guitarist Nadja Kossinskaja take listeners on a journey around the globe, full of joy and humanity, with new tunes, old favorites, stories and images.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $30

Location:
Museum of Making Music
5790 Armada Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Thursday, February 1 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please call: (760) 438-5996 or visit: www.museumofmakingmusic.org
7:00 PM Film: Human Rights Film Festival The festival offers a program of six films that address a range of human-rights issues around the world. Filmmakers and Human Rights Watch experts will be present at each screening to discuss the issues raised in the films. Documentaries highlight the morality of capital punishment, social media as a tool for activism, environmental activism, domestic violence, workers' rights, and police violence.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $35

Location:
Musueum of Photographic Arts
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
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Thursday, February 1 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 238-7559 or visit: www.mopa.org
7:30 PM Lecture: The Age of Baroque The story of the Age of Baroque is a tale of today. To examine the 17th century is to reveal the 21st: two centuries united by tribalism, sectarianism, and acquiescence to unreasoning power.

We shall explore this dynamic period through the lens of its greatest artists. Art has always been the handmaiden of power, its uses and abuses magnified by this era. The power of grand monarchs of this period is clearly evident, whether through Philip IV of Spain, France's Sun King, or Louis XIV. The power of a monolithic Church confronted the existential threat of Martin Luther's Reformation. Prominent was the power of belief and ideas, and ultimately, the power of great art.

Linda Blair received her BA from Mills College and her MA from the University of San Diego. She has lectured on diverse topics in European art history for many years, primarily on the East Coast. Locally, she has lectured at The San Diego Museum of Art and UCSD Extension, as well as at the Athenaeum.

Admission/Cost: $14 - $15

Location:
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Dates and times:
Thursday, February 1 & February 8 - 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tuesday, February 13 - 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 454-5872 or visit:www.ljathenaeum.org
7:30 PM Stage: The Last Wife Cygnet Theatre presents the West Coast premiere of Kate Hennig's political thriller, a contemporary take on Katherine Parr, her volcanic marriage to infamous King Henry VIII, and how, in spite of his sexist control urges, she educated her daughters, Elizabeth and Mary, both of whom would rule England. Rob Lutfy directs.

Admission/Cost: $38 - $59

Location:
Cygnet Theatre
4040 Twiggs Street
San Diego, CA 92110
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Dates and times:
Ongoing Saturday, January 20 through Sunday, February 11
Sundays - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Wednesdays - 7:30 PM
Thursdays - 7:30 PM
Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM


For more information, please call: (619) 337-1525 or visit: www.cygnettheatre.com
8:00 PM Stage: Wrestling Jerusalem Set in America, Israel, and Palestine, "Wrestling Jerusalem" follows one man's journey to understand the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Aaron Davidman's solo performance is a personal story that grapples with the complexities of identity, history and social justice. Giving voice to over a dozen different characters, the play sheds light on one of the most entrenched conflicts of our time.

Admission/Cost: $45 - $69

Location:
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
4126 Executive Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Thursday, February 1 - 8:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 362-1348 or visit: www.lfjcc.org
8:00 PM Music: Ladysmith Black Mambazo Celebrating over fifty years of joyous and inspiring music, this group embodies the intricate rhythms and harmonies of native musical traditions. This acapella vocal group has created a musically uplifting spirit that has touched a worldwide audience over the past four decades. It has garnered praise and accolades within the recording industry and has also solidified its identity as a cultural force to be reckoned with.

Assembled in Durban, South Africa, in the early 1960s by Joseph Shabalala (then a young farmboy-turned-factory-worker), Joseph took the name "Ladysmith Black Mambazo," "Ladysmith" being the name of Shabalala's rural hometown; "Black" being a reference to oxen, the strongest of all farm animals; and "Mambazo being the Zulu word for "axe," a symbol of the group's ability to "chop down" any singing rival who might challenge them. Their collective voices are so tight, their harmonies so polished, that they had eventually been banned from competitions—although they are welcomed to participate strictly as entertainers.

Age Limit: 21+

Admission/Cost: $35 - $62

Location:
Belly Up Tavern
143 S Cedros Ave.
Solana Beach, CA 92075
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Thursday, February 1 - 8:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 481-8140 or visit: www.bellyup.com
8:00 PM Stage: Cloud Tectonics New Village Arts stages "Cloud Tectonics," a play by José Rivera, directed by Herbert Sigüenza.

"Cloud Tectonics" is an apocalyptic love story. When Aníbal de la Luna meets pregnant Celestina del Sol at a rainy bus stop in Los Angeles, he offers her shelter for the night. As the two get to know each other, they realize that time and love don't always behave quite how they should.

This modern romantic masterpiece transcends time and space, examining how elemental forces shape who we become.

This show is the first local professional production of Rivera's masterpiece in over 20 years, and is the first mainstage production of NVA's Teatro Pueblo Nuevo initiative.

Admission/Cost: $33 - $36

Location:
New Village Arts Theatre
2787 State Street
Carlsbad, CA
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Dates and times:
From January 26 to February 25
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 3:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
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