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Tuesday, May 21
All Day Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Romeo & Juliet: Open Reading
7:00 PM Stage: Gods of Comedy
Wednesday, May 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 AM Day Trip: Hsi Lai Temple & Fullerton Arboretum
6:00 PM Film: Está Todo Bien (It's All Good)
7:00 PM Stage: Gods of Comedy
Thursday, May 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Music: Alicia Villarreal
7:30 PM Italian Film: Questione di Karma
8:00 PM Film: Casablanca
8:00 PM Stage: Gods of Comedy
Friday, May 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Raza Visions Fundraiser
7:30 PM Stage: Man Of La Mancha
8:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
8:00 PM Music & Dance: Song of Songs
8:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
8:00 PM Stage: Gods of Comedy
8:00 PM Film: Casablanca
Saturday, May 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:30 AM National Tap Dance Day Flash Mob
10:00 AM Harmony in Action Cross-Cultural Non-Profits Fair
10:00 AM Czech That Film Festival
11:00 AM Lebanese Food Festival
3:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
4:30 PM Oddissi Dance Benefit Concert
7:00 PM Performance: Riqueza Latina
7:30 PM Stage: Man Of La Mancha
8:00 PM Film: Casablanca
8:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
8:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
8:00 PM Stage: Gods of Comedy
Sunday, May 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM 39th Annual Ethnic Food Fair
2:00 PM Music: Alexander Gourevitch & Sasha Kolpakov
2:00 PM Jewish Arts Festival: Gourevitch & Guitarist Kolpakov
2:00 PM Stage: Man Of La Mancha
2:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
2:30 PM Music & Dance: Song of Songs
2:30 PM Jewish Arts Festival: Ballet Presents Song of Songs
3:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
7:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
7:00 PM Stage: Gods of Comedy
Monday, May 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, May 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Gods of Comedy
Wednesday, May 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Gods of Comedy
7:30 PM Jewish Arts Festival: In the Room Where It Happens
Thursday, May 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
8:00 PM Stage: Gods of Comedy
Friday, May 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Music: Los Texmaniacs
7:00 PM Music: Los Texmaniacs
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
8:00 PM Stage: Gods of Comedy
Saturday, Jun 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
3:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
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
8:00 PM Stage: Gods of Comedy
Sunday, Jun 2
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
7:00 PM Stage: Gods of Comedy
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
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< Wednesday, April 3, 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

Stage

Nine, the Musical
Until May 19, 2019

Chaps!
Until May 26, 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 Opera On The Concourse: Carmen If pricey tickets keep you from experiencing the San Diego Opera, you can still experience the music for free at Opera on the Concourse. During each of the season productions, artists from the current opera present a free, lunchtime recital of songs and opera favorites. In good weather the program happens on the concourse in front of the San Diego Civic Theatre. In bad weather, the performance is moved to inside to theater's Beverly Sills Salon on the dress circle level.

Admission/Cost: FREE

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

Wednesday, April 3 - 1:00 PM

For additional information call (619) 533-7000
1:30 PM Film & Discussion: The Lunchbox Director Ritesh Batra stirs a savory brew of simmering emotions in his beguiling debut. A lunchtime case of mistaken delivery becomes a vehicle for the exchange of secret letters between a solitary claims adjuster and a neglected housewife. In Hindi with English subtitles.

Discussion after the film with instructor Ralph DeLauro.

Admission/Cost: Free - $7

Location:
Seacrest Village
12730 Monte Vista Road
Poway, CA 92064
MAP

Wednesday, April 3 - 1:30 PM
6:00 PM Mexican Paper Flower Making Workshop Learn to make traditional Mexican paper flowers.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Paradise Hills Public Library
5922 Rancho Hills Drive
San Diego, CA 92139
MAP

Wednesday, April 3 - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
6:00 PM Music: The Donob Collective Celebrates Nowruz Join Dornob Collective (a San Diego multicultural music group since 1984) to celebrate the Persian New Year (Nowruz)and the renewal of Spring. Dornob is a multicultural collective of musicians whose goals include learning the Persian musical traditions, fostering creativity, and crossing cultural bridges. They are a multicultural collective of musicians whose goals include learning the Persian musical traditions, fostering creativity, and crossing cultural bridges. Dornob performs Persian classical Dastgah music "In the spirit of jazz." Brought to you by the Persian Cultural Center, the Center for World Music and the California Center for the Arts in Escondido.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
California Center for the Arts
340 N Escondido Blvd
Escondido, CA 92025
MAP

Wednesday, April 3 - 6:00 PM
6:30 PM French Macaron Workshop In this fun and hands-on class, you'll learn tips and techniques for making delectable macarons, easy enough to be done in your home kitchen. Together we'll demystify the making of these highly sought-after meringue-based sandwich cookies. You'll be guided step-by-step through the meringue mixing (macaronage), piping, baking, assembling and of course, the eating! Plus we'll explore a few yummy flavor and filling variations. Macarons are delicate confections made with almond flour; perfect for those who prefer gluten-free or dairy-free treats!

No experience is required! We provide all the equipment and ingredients, which are easy to find at local markets if you don't already have them in your home kitchen.

Admission/Cost: $45.50

Location:
Vin de Syrah
901 Fifth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Wednesday, April 3 - 6:30 PM to 8:45 PM
7:00 PM Dance: Live Arts Fest A celebration of multidisciplinary arts with a focus on dance, Live Arts Fest consists of nine nights of dance spread out over the course of 12 days. Curated by San Diego Dance Theater's Artistic Director Jean Isaacs, past fests have showcased modern to post-modern dance numbers choreographed by local and international artists, while also giving an opportunity to newer faces. This year is no exception, with performances from, to name a few, bkSoul, Mexico City's Nemian Danza Escénica, Maria Naidu from Sweden, and the 2018 Young Choreographers Showcase & Prize winner Chelsea Zeffiro.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $150

Location:
White Box Theater
Studio 205, Building 176
2590 Truxtun Road
San Diego, CA 92106
MAP

Dates and times:
From Wednesday, April 3 to Sunday, April 14, 2019
Wednesday (4/3), Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays - 7:00 PM
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