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Friday, Feb 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Play on Film: Wooden Wars
7:00 PM Music: Art of Elan - Loving Vincent
7:00 PM Music: Los Montaño
7:30 PM Stage: The Misanthrope
7:30 PM Stage: Aladdin
8:00 PM Film: Casting
8:00 PM Stage: Hershey Felder Beethoven
Saturday, Feb 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Chinese Hand Embroidery on Paper Plate
11:00 AM Chinese Calligraphy Workshop
1:00 PM Nomsa Burkhardt: South African Music and Dance
2:00 PM Stage: The Misanthrope
2:00 PM Stage: Gabriel
2:00 PM Stage: Aladdin
2:00 PM Stage: Hershey Felder Beethoven
6:00 PM Annual Dinner Featuring Ambassador Nicholas Burns
6:00 PM Group Photography Show at La Bodega
7:00 PM French Quarter Fete
7:30 PM Stage: Aladdin
7:30 PM Stage: The Misanthrope
8:00 PM Music: The Como La Flor Band - A Tribute to Selena
8:00 PM Stage: Gabriel
8:00 PM Stage: Hershey Felder Beethoven
Sunday, Feb 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:30 AM Film: Krabat and the Legend of the Satanic Mill
11:00 AM Chinese Woodblock New Year Print Workshop
11:00 AM Piggy Cuties Workshop
1:00 PM Stage: Aladdin
2:00 PM Stage: Hershey Felder Beethoven
2:00 PM Stage: Gabriel
6:00 PM Music & Dance Sameda Fundraiser
6:30 PM Stage: Aladdin
7:00 PM Stage: Gabriel
7:00 PM Comedy: Aziz Ansari
7:00 PM Stage: Hershey Felder Beethoven
Monday, Feb 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Feb 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Guitar Workshop with Habib Koité
6:00 PM Drama Workshop: Familiar
7:00 PM Stage: Hershey Felder Beethoven
7:00 PM Stage: Aladdin
8:00 PM Music: Habib Koité & Bassekou Kouyate
Wednesday, Feb 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Little Italy: Salsa Under the Stars
7:00 PM Stage: Hershey Felder Beethoven
7:00 PM Stage: Gabriel
7:00 PM Stage: Aladdin
Thursday, Feb 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Black Cinema Series : Moonlight
6:30 PM San Diego Filipino Cinema's Cine Social
7:00 PM Talk: Islam & Democracy in Indonesia
7:30 PM Music: Gina Chavez
7:30 PM Stage: Aladdin
8:00 PM Ephrat Asherie Dance
8:00 PM Stage: Hershey Felder Beethoven
8:00 PM Stage: Gabriel
Friday, Mar 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Conversations with Writers of Color
7:30 PM Stage: Aladdin
7:30 PM Stage: The Misanthrope
8:00 PM Stage: Hershey Felder Beethoven
8:00 PM Stage: Gabriel
Saturday, Mar 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:30 AM National Celebration of Black Women
9:00 AM Conversations with Writers of Color
10:00 AM Milagros Art Workshop
1:00 PM Three Acts of Goodness Cultural Day
2:00 PM Stage: Hershey Felder Beethoven
2:00 PM Stage: Aladdin
2:00 PM Stage: Gabriel
7:00 PM Italian Film: Forever Young
7:30 PM Stage: The Misanthrope
7:30 PM Stage: Aladdin
8:00 PM Stage: Hershey Felder Beethoven
8:00 PM Stage: Gabriel
Sunday, Mar 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:30 AM Conversations with Writers of Color
1:00 PM Stage: Aladdin
2:00 PM Stage: Hershey Felder Beethoven
2:00 PM Stage: Gabriel
6:30 PM Stage: Aladdin
7:00 PM Stage: Hershey Felder Beethoven
7:00 PM Stage: Gabriel
Monday, Mar 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM Annual Hafa Adai Festival
Tuesday, Mar 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Hershey Felder Beethoven
8:00 PM Music: Novo Amor and Gia Margaret
Wednesday, Mar 6
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Hershey Felder Beethoven
7:00 PM Stage: Gabriel
Thursday, Mar 7
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Hershey Felder Beethoven
8:00 PM Stage: Gabriel
Calendar

< Saturday, February 9, 2019 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Spotlight

One Book - One San Diego events

Stage

Mama Mia!
Until February 24, 2019

Familiar
Until March 3, 2019

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

Exhibitions and Art

International Art Exhibit
Until March 9, 2019

New American Voices: Our Immigrant Stories
Until March 31, 2019

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

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

Classes:Children's West African Drumming
Ongoing Tuesdays

Kids Meet Mandarin
Ongoing Fridays

Chinese Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Spanish Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Bilingual Storytime
Ongoing Fridays

Classes and Workshops

Argentine Tango Series
Ongoing Wednesdays until October 3

French Bench
Until Saturday, December 15

Capoeira Angola de Sao Bento Grande
Ongoing Saturday

West African Dance Class
Ongoing Sunday

Mahjong Lessons
Ongoing Thursdays

Ki Energy Healing Clinic
Ongoing Wednesdays

Emei Qigong Practice
Ongoing Saturdays

Middle-Eastern Drum & Belly Dance Class
Ongoing until December 17

Kokedama Workshop
Ongoing every 1st and 3rd Tuesday

Irish Gaelic Conversation Circle
Ongoing Tuesdays

Tai Chi Workshop
Ongoing Saturdays

African Dance Class
Ongoing Sundays

Qi Gong Workshop
Ongoing Saturdays

Salsa Class
Ongoing Tuesdays
9:00 AM Annual Native American Youth Empowerment Conference The SDSU Native American Student Alliance is excited to announce our Annual Youth Empowerment Conference, happening this spring on Saturday, Feb. 9.

It will be held at San Diego State University in the Student Union.

The theme for this year's annual Youth Empowerment Conference is, "The Future is Indigenous: We Exist, We Resist, We Rise." They hope to inspire youth to aim towards higher education as one of the tools to continue uplifting our people, and indigenizing the future.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Dr.
San Diego CA, 92182
MAP - [CAMPUS MAP]

Saturday, February 9 - 9:00 AM
10:00 AM Asian Treasures Sale Celebrate Year of the Pig at the Discovery Shop. Pick up tea sets, kimonos, rugs, jewelry, antiques, and other Asian-themed decor. Purchases help fund cancer research and patient support.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
American Cancer Society Discovery Shop
16787 Bernardo Center Drive, Suite A1
San Diego, CA 92128
MAP

Dates & times:
Saturday, February 9 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday, February 10 - 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.discoveryshops.org
10:00 AM 14th Annual Tet Festival The 14th annual San Diego Tet Festival is one of the largest free community festivals in San Diego, celebrating the Lunar New Year.

It is held at Mira Mesa Community Park and is a large 3-day celebration that celebrates the beginning of Spring and a fresh start to the New Year.

San Diego Tet Festival 2019 will be celebrating the Year of the Pig. Attracting more than 25,000 people every year from all over the city, the 3-day celebration features free admission, a number of new attractions, activities, games, food and live entertainment, including, but not limited to, A-list Vietnamese singers and performers, lion dancing, firecrackers and some of our most popular programs, the Miss Vietnam of San Diego pageant, Step-Up Dance and Golden Voice.

Prospective Program (subject to change):

Friday, February 8th:
• Youth Night
• B-boy Battle, Step-Up Dance Competition
• Pageant Fashion Show

Saturday, February 9th:
• Opening Ceremony with City Official's speeches
• Red Envelopes for Kids, Lion Dance
• Miss Vietnam San Diego Pageant Competition ft. popular Vietnamese Artists (to be announced)

Sunday, February 10th:
• Mock Wedding Ceremony
• Golden Voice, Dog Contest
• Popular Vietnamese Artists (to be announced)
• Kid's Spotlight at Cultural Village

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Mira Mesa Community Park
8575 New Salem St
San Diego, CA 92126
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Dates & times:
Friday, February 8 - 5:00 PM
Saturday, February 9 - 10:00 AM
Sunday, February 10 - 10:00 AM

For more information, please visit: www.sdtet.com
11:00 AM Chinese New Year at Balboa Park Come celebrate Chinese New Year 2019 at the International Cottages of Balboa Park. The event will be filled with Lion Dance, Dragon Dance, Chinese performances, Kung-Fu, Chinese Specialty food.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
International Cottages
Balboa Park
668 Pan American Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Dates & times:
Saturday, February 9 - 11:00 AM
Sunday, February 10 - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM I Love Africa Concert and Dance Workshop Part of the Globe's free AXIS performing art series, I Love Africa will feature Zimbabwe-born musician and vocalist Piwai in concert. She will also teach an African-dance workshop, followed by a drumming workshop with Nana Obrafo Yaw Asiedu. This event is for the whole family! Along with the artistic activities, there will be games, face painting, and the opportunity to create your own traditional African mask craft with the support of a Globe Teaching Artist.

Schedule:

11:00 AM to 11:30 AM - Piwai music performance
11:30 AM to 12:00 PM - Piwai African-dance workshop
12:10 PM to 12:40 PM - Drumming workshop
12:45 PM to 1:30 PM - Piwai music performance

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Hattox Hall
The Old Globe Theater
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92122
MAP - [Park Map]

Saturday, February 9 - 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.theoldglobe.org
1:00 PM San Diego Kuumba Festival Kuumbafest is San Diego's longest running and premier celebration of African-American expression, culture, and heritage.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $25

Location:
The Lyceum
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates & times:
Friday, February 8 - 6:00 PM
Saturday, February 9 - 1:00 PM
Sunday, February 10 - 3:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sdrep.org
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. The show features contemporary scenes of a political nature.

Admission/Cost: $80 - $180

Location:
California Center for the Arts
340 North Escondido Boulevard
Escondido, CA 92025
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Thursday, February 7 to Sunday, February 17, 2019
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays - 7:30 PM
Wednesdays and Saturdays - 2:00 PM
Sundays - 1:30 PM
5:30 PM Panel Discussion: Keepers of the Culture In February 2018, the San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art (SDAAMFA) hosted at the San Diego History Center its first annual recognition of individuals whose contributions have resulted in retaining and expanding the cultural expressions that are uniquely African American. This recognition has become exceedingly important during this time when we see the rich, and diverse array of aesthetics, expressions and styles inherent in African American culture continue to be limited or all together omitted by major institutions.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
San Diego History Center
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA
MAP - [Park Map]

Saturday, February 9 - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
5:30 PM Chinese New Year Gala Join the Chinese Historical Museum for their largest celebration of the year, the 23rd Annual Chinese New Year Gala.

Admission/Cost:
Celebration Ticket: $100/person
Celebration Table: $1,000/table
VIP Celebration Ticket: $200/person
VIP Celebration Table: $2,000/table.

Location:
Pearl Chinese Cuisine
11666 Avena Place
San Diego, CA 92128
MAP

Saturday, February 9 - 5:30 PM to 11:00 PM

To purchase tickets, please email ashley@sdchm.org or call (619) 338-9888
7:00 PM San Diego Jewish Film Festival The mission of the San Diego International Jewish Film Festival is to offer outstanding world cinema that promotes awareness, appreciation, and pride in the diversity of the Jewish. Festival programs aim to educate and illuminate through evocative, independent fiction and documentary films that portray the Jewish experience from current and historical global perspectives.

Now in its 29th year, the San Diego International Jewish Film Festival has become one of the largest and most highly acclaimed Jewish Film Festivals in the country. Today, with more than 17,000 ticket holders, SDJFF is the most widely attended annual Jewish cultural event in San Diego. The 11-day Festival features over 80 screenings of international films at five theatre venues: Reading Cinemas Town Square, Edwards San Marcos 18, Museum of Photographic Arts , Project Bar & Grill and the Garfield Theatre at the JCC.

Film Schedule & Tickets

Admission/Cost: $5 - $15.25, Special screenings extra. Festival passes available.

Locations:
Clairemont Reading Cinemas
4665 Clairemont Drive
San Diego, CA 92117
MAP

Museum Of Photographic Arts
1649 El Prado
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
BALBOA PARK MAP
MAP - [Park Map]

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037
MAP

Edwards San Marcos Stadium
1180 W San Marcos Blvd
San Marcos, CA
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from February 6 to February 17, 2019
Thursday, February 7 - Films begin at: 7:00 PM
Friday, February 8 - Films begin at: 11:00 AM
Saturday, February 9 - Films begin at: 7:00 PM
Sunday, February 10 - Films begin at: 10:30 AM
Monday, February 11 - Films begin at: 1:30 PM
Tuesday, February 12 - Films begin at: 1:30 PM
Wednesday, February 13 - Films begin at: 1:00 PM
Thursday, February 14 - Films begin at: 1:30 PM
Friday, February 15 - Films begin at: 11:00 AM
Saturday, February 16 - Films begin at: 7:00 PM
Sunday, February 17 - Films begin at: 1:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sdcjc.org
7:00 PM Stage: The Diary of Anne Frank Coronado School of the Arts presents a theatrical version of "one of the most famous documents of World War II/ The memoirs of a young, Jewish girl, forced to hide for nearly two years to escape Nazi persecution, are an essential part of how we remember one of the darkest periods of our human history." Kim Strassburger directs.

Admission/Cost: $15

Location:
Coronado School of the Arts
650 D Avenue
San Diego, CA 92118
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, February 1 until Saturday, February 9 - 2019
Fridays & Saturdays - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
7:30 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. The show features contemporary scenes of a political nature.

Admission/Cost: $80 - $180

Location:
California Center for the Arts
340 North Escondido Boulevard
Escondido, CA 92025
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Thursday, February 7 to Sunday, February 17, 2019
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays - 7:30 PM
Wednesdays and Saturdays - 2:00 PM
Sundays - 1:30 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Bojo's Place To commemorate Black History Month, Community Actors Theatre presents Jennie Hamilton's "finger popping, toe tapping, "HOT" musical revue, celebrating the Blues, Jazz, Pop, Rock & Roll, MoTown, and those who made them possible." Earl Hamilton, Jr., directs with choreography by Patty Faye and musical direction by Kimberly Coburn.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $18

Location:
Community Actors Theatre
2957 54th Street
San Diego, CA 92105
MAP

Dates & times:
Ongoing until Sunday, February 17 - 2019
Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Sundays - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Aubergine San Diego Repertory Theatre presents "Aubergine," an unforgettable story of love, family and the healing power of food.​

Ray believes in the power of food. As a gourmet chef, he's seen a bowl of berries help a woman to fall in love. He's heard stories of a meal prepared by a mother to keep a son from leaving home and moving to the other side of the world. Now with the help of his uncle, who arrives unexpectedly from Korea, Ray is tasked with preparing a family soup recipe to keep his father alive.

When words fail, a home-cooked meal transcends differences in this touching story of intergenerational connectedness, forgiveness and the sweetest spice of life: love. As a Korean family struggles to relate across emotional and cultural divides, it's the ingredients they share in common that lead to understanding. "Aubergine" is a mouthwatering meditation on the beauty of life where hope is no mere ingredient—it's the main course.

The show runs Jan. 24 through Feb. 17, 2019, in the Lyceum Space Theatre in Horton Plaza. Tickets can be purchased in-person at the San Diego REP Box Office, by calling the box office at (61) 544-1000, or online at sdrep.org

Admission/Cost: $25 - $69

Location:
Lyceum Theatre
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA
MAP

Multiple dates from January 24 to February 17, 2019

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Sundays - 7:00 PM (No show 2/5)
Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Matinees 2/3, 2/9 & 2/16 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sdrep.org
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