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Sunday, May 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM 39th Annual Ethnic Food Fair
11:00 AM Lebanese Food Festival
1:00 PM The Poets of Islam: A Pen & Paper Love-In
2:00 PM Music: Alexander Gourevitch & Sasha Kolpakov
2:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
2:30 PM Music & Dance: Song of Songs
3:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
7:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
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
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< Saturday, March 30, 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 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
10:00 AM Flintknapping Workshop Introduction to Flintknapping with James Bowden. This is a great workshop for those who have always wanted to try making stone tools or are curious how it is done. Participants will not only learn about the components that make up the Native American stone toolkit, but also basic flintknapping techniques. Participants will also be able to practice these techniques in creating stone tools which they can keep at the end of the session. No experience required. Ages 12+. Minors must be accompanied by a paid adult. James Bowden has over 30 years experience in flintknapping using traditional tools and techniques. His work has been featured in Modern Lithic Artists Guild Journal, Gold Prospector's Magazine, and in over two dozen museum and visitor centers across the country. Age limit: 18+

Admission/Cost: $25 - $30

Location:
San Diego Archaeological Center
16666 San Pasqual Valley Road
Escondido, CA 92027
MAP

Saturday, March 30 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (noon)
12:00 PM Italian Cooking Class Learn how to cook, try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun! Il Fornaio presents a hands on class on how to prepare one of our chef favorites. Served as part of a 3 course meal, guests will learn one of the most common street foods in Central Italy: Porchetta (Roasted whole pig). Beginning with a house salad, then the Porchetta and finished with Tiramisu. A fanstastic idea for families, couples, birthdays, anniversaries, team building & much more!

Admission/Cost: $34.95

Location:
Il Fornaio - Coronado
1333 First St
Coronado, CA 92118
MAP

Saturday, March 30 - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.ilfornaio.com
12:30 PM Hands on Kimchi Workshop & Beer Pairing Learn how to make killer kimchi! Kimchi is an ancient Korean pickle (usually spicy) and there are hundreds of ways to make it! We will explore some of them.
Join Austin Durant, founder and Chief Fermentation Officer of Fermenters Club, and Jesse Smith, Tasting Room Hospitality Manager at Second Chance Beer Company and Certified Cicerone®, as they take you into the wild and wide world of fermentation!

Admission/Cost: $40 - $50

Location:
Second Chance Beer Co.
15378 Avenue of Science #222
San Diego, CA 92128
MAP

Saturday, March 30 - 12:30 PM
1:00 PM Music: Clinton Davis Clinton Davis will perform traditional American music from Appalachia and the Deep South on banjo, fiddle, guitar, and harmonica. Tunes will range from old blues and ragtime to fiddle tunes from Kentucky. Come and join this family-friendly event.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Bonita-Sunnyside Branch Library
4375 Bonita Road
Bonita, CA 91902
MAP

Saturday, March 30 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.clintonrossdavis.com
3:00 PM Stage: The Pirates Of Penzance Jr. Set sail with this classic comedy that boasts one of the most famous patter songs in musical theater history. The wit and whimsy of Gilbert and Sullivan's classic score is suffused with a modern sensibility in The Pirates of Penzance JR., a swashbuckling musical journey!

Set on the rocky coast of Cornwall, England, The Pirates of Penzance JR. begins with a group of pirates who are celebrating the birthday of one of their own, Frederic, who has reached his 21st year.

Finally, having served the full length of his required time with the pirates, he decides to strike off on his own and become an upstanding citizen - which may even mean bringing the pirates to justice. This turns out to be a tricky prospect indeed, especially when Frederic's freedom is called into question!

Admission/Cost: $19 - $28

Location:
Ocean Beach Playhouse
4944 Newport Ave.
San Diego, CA
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from March 22 until April 7, 2019
Fridays & Saturdays - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday & Sunday Matinees - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
5:00 PM Music: Uptown Rhythm Makers Traditional New Orleans jazz.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Panama 66
1450 Plaza de Panama
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Saturday, March 30 - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
7:00 PM Opera: Carmen Carmen is one fiery gypsy womana femme fatale who lives life on her own provocative terms. The next notch on her belt is the naive soldier Don Jose who is bewitched by her passion and gives up everything to be with her, including his sweetheart Micaela. In her true heartless fashion, Carmen becomes bored and callously drops her young lover when her path collides with the macho bullfighting Escamillo. Obsessed and alone, will Don Jose's jealousy ignites an emotional bonfire that destroys them all. Carmen is an archetype of literature and art set to passionate music that will burn up the stage with its unbridled drama and incredible music, including the Toreador Song and the seductive Habanera. Set in classic Spain, this traditional production has all of the lust, jealousy, revenge, and heart-stopping drama you've come to expect from Bizet's powerful opera.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $314

Location:
San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA
MAP

Dates and times:
From Saturday March 30 until Sunday April 7
Saturday, March 30 - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, April 2 - 7:00 PM
Friday, April 5 - 7:00 PM
Sunday, April 7 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sdopera.org
7:00 PM Bohemian Music Concert Celebrate the evening with someone special and join us for a wonderful and romantic bohemian concert. Performers include Jean-Paul Morlet (vocals/guitar), Julio de la Huerta (guitar), Dania Alejandra Tamez (vocals), René Morlet (vocals), David Owen (piano), Jesus Jiménez (violin).

Includes valet parking, light appetizers and a glass of wine.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $30

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

Saturday, March 30 - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM San Diego Chinese Choral Concert The San Diego Chinese Choral Society will hold a concert, titled Music and Imagination. The choir will perform liturgical music, works by Rossini and songs from the Chinese musical tradition, with a piano solo (selections from Schumann's Kreisleriana) by Lesi Mei. Age limit: 18+

Admission/Cost: $15

Location:
Good Samaritan Episcopal Church
4321 Eastgate Mall
San Diego, CA 92121
MAP

Saturday, March 30 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
7:00 PM Stage: The Pirates Of Penzance Jr. Set sail with this classic comedy that boasts one of the most famous patter songs in musical theater history. The wit and whimsy of Gilbert and Sullivan's classic score is suffused with a modern sensibility in The Pirates of Penzance JR., a swashbuckling musical journey!

Set on the rocky coast of Cornwall, England, The Pirates of Penzance JR. begins with a group of pirates who are celebrating the birthday of one of their own, Frederic, who has reached his 21st year.

Finally, having served the full length of his required time with the pirates, he decides to strike off on his own and become an upstanding citizen - which may even mean bringing the pirates to justice. This turns out to be a tricky prospect indeed, especially when Frederic's freedom is called into question!

Admission/Cost: $19 - $28

Location:
Ocean Beach Playhouse
4944 Newport Ave.
San Diego, CA
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from March 22 until April 7, 2019
Fridays & Saturdays - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday & Sunday Matinees - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Hedwig and the Angry Inch To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the musical, Diversionary Theatre stages John Cameron Mitchell (text) and Stephen Trask's (music and lyrics) about Hedwig, a "freak who has been through a lot but is just too fabulous to even consider giving up." Matt M. Morrow directs.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $60

Location:
Diversionary Theatre
4545 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92116
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Saturday, March 30 until Sunday, April 21
Thursdays, 7:00 PM
Fridays and Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM

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