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Friday, Aug 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM Books Signing: Christy Hale
2:00 PM Book Signing: Huda Al-Marashi
7:00 PM Stage: The Underpants
8:00 PM Film: Finsterworld
8:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
8:00 PM Stage: An Experiment With an Air Pump
9:00 PM Music: Metalachi
Saturday, Aug 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM 3rd Annual La Vuelta Summer Festival
11:30 AM Discussion: Luis Alberto Urrea and Paul Espinosa
2:00 PM Film: The Dresser
2:00 PM Salsa Making Workshop
2:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
4:00 PM Nordic Potluck at the International Cottages
7:00 PM Stage: The Underpants
8:00 PM Italian Film: Resina
8:00 PM Film: About Time
8:00 PM Film: Before Sunrise
8:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
8:00 PM Stage: An Experiment With an Air Pump
Sunday, Aug 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:30 AM Film: Mountain Miracle (Amelie Rennt)
2:00 PM House of Puerto Rico Lawn Program
2:00 PM Stage: An Experiment With An Air Pump
2:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
7:00 PM Stage: The Underpants
8:00 PM Music: Paula Fuga
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
8:00 PM Film: About Time
8:00 PM Stage: An Experiment With an Air Pump
Monday, Aug 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 AM The Face Behind the Art: Adolfo Guzman-Lopez
Tuesday, Aug 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Wednesday, Aug 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Pageant of the Masters and Festival of the Arts
6:00 PM Film: Midnight in Paris
6:30 PM Film: Romeo + Juliet
8:00 PM Music: Gondwana
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Thursday, Aug 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Film: Dracula
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Friday, Aug 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM San Diego Filipino Cinema's Magic Hour Fest
5:00 PM Exhibition Opening: Black Life
6:00 PM 49th Annual Barona Powwow
7:00 PM Stage: The Underpants
8:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Saturday, Aug 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM 49th Annual Barona Pow Wow
1:00 PM Stage: Saints and Stars
2:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
3:00 PM SYDRO Music Festival
6:00 PM Book Discussion: Louise Penny
7:00 PM Songs Of The Soul -- The Music Of Sri Chinmoy
7:00 PM Stage: The Underpants
8:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Sunday, Sep 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM 49th Annual Barona Pow Wow
2:00 PM House of Ukraine Lawn Program
2:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
7:00 PM Stage: The Underpants
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Monday, Sep 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Sep 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Wednesday, Sep 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Thursday, Sep 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
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< Sunday, February 10, 2019 >


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
10:30 AM 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 culture. 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
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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
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Edwards San Marcos Stadium
1180 W San Marcos Blvd
San Marcos, CA
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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
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 - 11:00 AM

For more information, please visit: www.sdhpr.org
11:00 AM Chinese Brush Panda Painting Workshop Chinese painting has a rich history as an enduring art form and is well known throughout the world. Traditionally, Chinese painting is done on rice paper or thin silk, using a variety of brushes, Chinese ink, and dye. Chinese painting covers a variety of subjects: portrait, landscape, flowers, birds, animals, and insects. Panda is one of the most popular animals in Chinese painting.

Welcome to join us to create your panda baby!

Schedule of special Chinese New Year workshops at the Chinese Historical Museum:

Chinese Woodblock New Year Print Workshop - February 9
Chinese Brush Panda Painting Workshop - February 10
Chinese Calligraphy Workshop - February 16
Piggy Cuties Workshop - February 16
Chinese Brush Panda Painting Workshop - February 17

Admission/Cost: FREE - $5

Location:
San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
404 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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February 10 - 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
11:00 AM Chinese Hand Fan Worshop When exactly the Chinese invented hand fans is not recorded. However, we do know that it was rather a discovery of the fanning function. It all started when a farmer was irritated by lots of flies and mosquitoes, he was so frustrated that he picked a big leaf with a long stem from a plant close by to drive the pests away. To his delight, his effort resulted in cooling air movements. Hence, the hand fan was invented.

In ancient China, fans came in various shapes and forms (such as in a leaf, oval or a half-moon shape), and were made in different materials such as silk, bamboo, feathers, etc. A particular status and gender would be associated with a specific type of fan. More than 3,000 years ago, Chinese hand fans were made with bird's feather, which gave them more graceful and heavenly phoenixes appearance when incorporated with dance movements at the imperial ceremony. During the Song Dynasty, famous artists were often commissioned to paint fans. In the later centuries, Chinese poems and four-word idioms were used to decorate the fans by using Chinese calligraphy brushes.

Welcome to join us to create the beautiful hand fan.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $5

Location:
San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
404 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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Sunday, February 10 - 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
11:30 AM International Dance Festival Dances from around the world will be performed by members of San Diego dancing clubs as part of the colorful International Dance Festival. Members are dedicated to promoting and encouraging dancing as a social recreation. Member clubs offer classes for beginners and experienced dancers. All clubs welcome new dancers.

Schedule (many with audience participation):
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Diversity Dance Sport (Ballroom)
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM International Folk Dancers
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Playford Plodders (English)
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Reels & Squares Variety Dancing
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Moreton Bay Fig Morris (English)
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Scottish Country Dance Society
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Pride of Erin Irish Ceili Dancers
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Bons Temps Social Club (Cajun/Zydeco)
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM San Diego 'N' Line Dancers
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Balboa Park Dancers (Latin/Ballroom)
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Waltz & Such Vintage Social Dancers

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Balboa Park Club & Ballroom
2144 Pan American Road West
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Sunday, February 10 - 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM
11:30 AM Lunar New Year Lion Dance and Firecracker show Come join us for our annual Lunar New Year Lion Dance and Firecracker show. It's fun for all ages and is free to attend. Stop by early to get a front row view and not miss the action. Hope to see you there.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Vien Dong 4 Supermarket
5382 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92105
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Sunday, February 10 - 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
12:00 PM 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
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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
12:00 PM Lunar New Year Performance Join us for a Lunar New Year celebration!

The Southern-Sea Dragon and Lion Dance Association will entertain us with a complimentary 30-minute Lion Dance performance!

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch
13490 Pacific Highlands Ranch Pkwy
San Diego, CA 92130
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Sunday, February 10 - 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
12:30 PM Book Sigining: Broad Awakening This is an opportunity to meet international author, Mickey Brent.

This public literary event is hosted by the Women's Museum of California. Mickey Brent is a multicultural author and creative writing teacher. She spent nearly two decades living in Europe and writes quirky stories about Europeans, their diverse cultures, languages and lifestyles.

Please visit MickeyBrent.com for more information about Mickey and her recent LGBTQ novel, Broad Awakening, the sequel to Underwater Vibes."

Both books were published by Bold Strokes Books, an award-winning New York publisher committed to quality and diversity in LGBTQ fiction.

Admission/Cost: $5

Location:
Women's Museum Of California
2730 Historic Decatur Rd #103
San Diego, CA
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Sunday, February 10 - 4:30 PM
1:30 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
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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
2:00 PM Opera: Rigoletto The lecherous Duke of Mantua seduces wives and daughters while his hunchbacked Jester, Rigoletto, adds insult to injury by ridiculing their husbands and fathers. Finally, the joke goes too far and a furious father proclaims a curse on Rigoletto. The curse comes to life as the Duke seduces Rigoletto's young, innocent daughter Gilda and Rigoletto plots his revenge with an attempt to assassinate him, with unbelievably disastrous results.

Fast-paced and powerful, this is Verdi at his best with an unforgettable focus on the cruel realities of a society controlled by a corrupt ruling class. You'll recognize melody after melody from the tenor's arrogant La donna mobile to the soprano's wistful Caro nome to the most memorable quartet in all of opera.

"Rigoletto" is an traditional Italian classic that is the cornerstone of the opera repertoire. It will be sung in Italian with projected English translations. For tickets and additional details call (619) 533-7000.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

Admission/Cost: $49 - $289

Location:
San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA
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Dates and times:
Saturday, February 2 - 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Tuesday, February 5 - 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, February 8 - 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, February 10 - 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sandiegotheatres.org
3:00 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
3:00 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
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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
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