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Monday, May 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM Carnatic Vocal Concert
Tuesday, May 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Fiddler on the Roof
Wednesday, May 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Fiddler on the Roof
7:30 PM Jewish Arts Festival: In the Room Where It Happens
Thursday, May 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Fiddler on the Roof
8:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Friday, May 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM Symposium: Anthropogeny: The Perspective From Africa
7:00 PM Music: Los Texmaniacs
7:00 PM Music: Internacional Grupo Kawsay
7:00 PM Stage: Fiddler on the Roof
7:30 PM Performance: Paper Cities
8:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
8:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
Saturday, Jun 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:30 AM Dragons Exhibit Opening
2:00 PM Stage: Fiddler on the Roof
2:00 PM Filipino Mabuhay Festival
3:00 PM Film: The Year I Did Nothing
3:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
5:00 PM Water Lantern Festival Escondido
5:00 PM Mexico Gourmet Festival San Diego
6:00 PM Film: The Year I Did Nothing
6:00 PM Mariachi Festival to Benefit Medical Missions
6:00 PM Music: Pt. Kumar Bose
7:00 PM Music: Mariachi Divas
7:00 PM Stage: Fiddler on the Roof
7:30 PM Performance: Paper Cities
8:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
8:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
Sunday, Jun 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM Japanese Summer Festival
1:00 PM Stage: Fiddler on the Roof
2:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
3:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
5:00 PM Ballet: Don Quixote
6:00 PM Stage: Fiddler on the Roof
7:00 PM Music: The Young Dubliners
7:00 PM SD County Fair: La Adictiva Banda San José De Mesillas
7:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
7:30 PM Performance: Paper Cities
Monday, Jun 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Tuesday, Jun 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Jewish Arts Festival: Knockin' On Dylan's Door
Wednesday, Jun 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Jewish Arts Festival: Soulfarm
Thursday, Jun 6
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Jewish Arts Festival: In Every Generation
8:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Friday, Jun 7
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
8:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
Saturday, Jun 8
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
3:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
8:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
8:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Sunday, Jun 9
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
3:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
7:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
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< Thursday, March 21, 2019 >


All Day Trinh Mai: That We Should Be Heirs Trinh Mai: That We Should Be Heirs That We Should Be Heirs encourages participants to engage in the lost art of letter writing as a method of alleviating burdens and promoting healing. By putting hand to paper and joining one another in this collective activity of personal letter writing, we can share in this intimate process of privately documenting the stories, hardships, and triumphs that connect us all. Letters written by immigrants and families of immigrants are encouraged. Letters handwritten in participants' native tongues are welcomed and encouraged. Writings by survivors are encouraged. This project includes on-site activities and off-site workshops during which participants will be asked to write letters to themselves and/or others to pay respect to those who have shared in our heartaches and the approaches we've found to quiet our pain. All writings will be rolled and bound with string, and therefore, will remain private as part of the installation.

That We Should Be Heirs aims to offer a hallowed space for the participants to release their burdens and their fears into the art. As more letters are received, the installation will continue to evolve. This project focuses on one of the most profound commonalities that we all have—our desire to heal, our constant search for new ways to alleviate our burdens, our hope to gain victory over fear, and the consistent need to let go of the things that have a way of hardening our hearts.

Location:
San Diego Art Institute
1439 El Prado
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Dates and times
Ongoing until Sunday, May 12, 2019
Tuesdays to Fridays - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturdays & Sundays - 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
All Day 26th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival Media Arts Center San Diego presents the 26th annual San Diego Latino Film Festival. The festival will occupy five screens for eleven days and will present over 100 films from Latin America, the United States and Spain. There will be opening-night and closing-night parties with the 4rd Annual Sonido Latino Beer & Wine Festival, Q&A sessions with visiting filmmakers, and free student outreach screenings. Audiences will have the rare opportunity to meet filmmakers and actors from all over the world.

Sortable List of Festival Films

Complete Film Schedule:



Admission/Cost: For films - $12.00 General, $10.00 Students and Seniors. Festival packs and passes available. Additional charge for some special events.

Locations:
AMC 18 Fashion Valley Cinema
7037 Friars Road
San Diego, CA 92108
MAP

Media Arts Center
2921 El Cajon Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92104
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from March 14 to March 24
Times and venues vary

For more information, please visit: www.2019.sdlatinofilm.com
All Day Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival (Sakura Matsuri) This year marks the Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego's 14th annual Cherry Blossom Festival! This year is special as the Garden transitions to a week long celebration featuring special ticketed evening programs as well as fan favorite vendors and performers. Visitors will enjoy the Japanese custom of hanami - appreciating the beauty of cherry blossom flowers.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $12

Location:
Japanese Friendship Garden
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Dates and times:
Monday, March 18 - 10:00 AM to Sunday, March 24 - 6:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.niwa.org
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Spotlight

San Diego County Fair
From Friday, May 31 to Thursday, July 4, 2019

Stage

Chaps!
Until May 26, 2019

Man of La Mancha
Until May, 26, 2019

Gods of Comedy
Until June 16, 2019

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

Exhibitions and Art

Lung Hsiang Chinese Brush Painting Exhibit & Sale
Until July 8, 2019

Between Two Worlds
Until July 28, 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

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

Kids

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

Salsa Class
Ongoing Tuesdays
1:00 PM Talk: U.S. Trade Policy Toward China The San Diego World Affairs Council is hosting a talk by Professor Gordo Hanson. The United States and China seem to have been hovering on the brink of an all-out trade war for many months. That said, bilateral negotiations are underway that some observers believe will lead to a resolution as early as this month. Will a U.S.-Chinese trade deal happen? If it does, will the Trump administration accept concessions that may positively affect the U.S. trade balance with China but fall far short of the structural reforms some analysts say are necessary to healthy trade relations between China and the rest of the world?

After the 2016 presidential election, America dramatically shifted its approach to international trade. Economic nationalism replaced the multilateralism that guided U.S. economic relations since World War II. The newly aggressive U.S. stance is most evident in punitive tariffs imposed on China, which have harmed important U.S. exporters as well. Professor Hanson will discuss how U.S. trade policy has evolved over time and will consider likely scenarios for U.S. global economic relations.

Gordon Hanson holds the Pacific Economic Cooperation Chair in International Economic Relations at UC San Diego, where he is on the faculty of the School of Global Policy and Strategy and the Department of Economics, and is director of the Center on Global Transformation. He is presently a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and co-editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives.

Admission/Cost: Free - $10

Location:
National University
Sanford Center Auditorium
11355 N. Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
MAP

Thursday, March 21 - 6:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sandiegoworldaffairscouncil.wildapricot.org
4:00 PM Talk: The Political Lives of Cows, Rivers, and Mountains in Contemporary India This talk draws on ethnographic fieldwork among gau-rakshaks (cow-protectionists) and ordinary villagers in India's Central Himalayan state of Uttarakhand to explore the possibilities and limits of more-than-human politics. It seeks to understand how the specific terms on which nonhumans are recognized as political actors shapes the politics of more-than-human politics. More specifically, this talk asks what is at stake for right-wing cow-protectionists in having the cow constitutionally reclassified as "mother" instead of "animal". What does this particular gesture of kinship allow us to understand about the dark side of seemingly expansive political movements grounded in human kin relations with what might be called "nature"? In this talk, I argue that the grounding of this more-than-human politics in majoritarian ideology not only authorizes violence against those who are deemed enemies of a nation united around the figure of the mother-cow, but also fetishizes and naturalizes feminized bovine bodies and labor in ways that end up entrenching human domination over nature.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Social Science Building 107
UCSD
San Diego, CA
MAP - [CAMPUS MAP]

Thursday, March 21 - 4:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.ucsd.edu
7:00 PM Stage: Les Misérables (School Edition) Steele Canyon High School presents the world's longest running musical. The production includes over 130 students in the cast, crew and orchestra. Released from years of unjust imprisonment, Jean Valjean finds only mistrust and mistreatment while trying to start a new life. Nicole LaBella directs with musical direction by Heather Luck.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $15

Location:
Steele Canyon High School Theater
12440 Campo Rd
Spring Valley CA 91978
MAP

Dates and times:
From March 20 until Sunday, March 24
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday - 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday - 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.onthestage.com
8:00 PM Music: Ladysmith Black Mambazo The Grammy award-winning South African choral group shares the rich culture of their homeland through song and dance, spreading messages of peace, love, and harmony!

Age: 21+

Admission/Cost: $35 - $62

Location:
Belly Up Tavern
143 S. Cedros Avenue
Solana Beach, CA 92075
MAP

Thursday, March 21 - 8:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.mambazo.com
8:30 PM Music: Malamana Malamaña is the the combination of the musical flavors and talents of San Diego guitarists John "Juanito" Tidwell and Fred "Fredi" Kunze who have played together as a guitar duo since the year 2000. Over the years Malamana has worked as a duo, trio and quintet as they have brought their unique form of latin music with sizzling guitars and passionate vocals in Spanish.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Ages: 21+

Location:
Cafe Sevilla Tapas Bar
353 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Thursday, March 21 - 8:30 PM

For more information, please visit: www.malamana.com
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