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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
Friday, May 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Raza Visions Fundraiser
7:00 PM Music: Wisin & Yandel
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 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
8:00 PM Film: Casablanca
8:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
8:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
Sunday, May 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM 39th Annual Ethnic Food Fair
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
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< Sunday, May 5, 2019 >


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 Cinco de Mayo Old Town San Diego The 36th Annual Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo will transform the historic Old Town area into the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration north of the border. This weekend celebration attracts over 100,000 people over the course of three days with its bustling mercado, non-stop music and live entertainment, lucha libre wrestling, and a huge display of lowriders and other autos.

Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo will feature live entertainment with over 20 bands consisting of Latin rock, Norteña, Conjunto Jarocho, Mariachi, Banda Sinaloense and more! Stroll through the iconic Lowrider Lane and be wowed by the unique paint jobs and car modifications that have become a fiesta favorite. Free activities for the children, such as face painting, arts and crafts and interactive educational elements. Visit the Ballet Folklorico competition with two days of historical performances.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Old Town State Historic Park
4002 Wallace Street
San Diego, CA 92110
MAP

Dates and times:
Friday, May 3 - 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, May 4 - 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, May 5 - 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.cincodemayooldtown.com
2:00 PM House of Poland Lawn Program The House of Poland will celebrate the Polish Constitution Day which was May 3, 1791. It was the first written constitution in Europe, and the second in the world, after the United States.

Local groups will perform folk dances in regional native costumes, and play music depicting the Polish heritage.

Traditional Polish dishes will be offered, including pierogi, stuffed cabbage, polish sausages and bigos (hunter's stew) and a variety of pastries.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
International Cottages
Balboa Park
2176 Pan American Rd
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Sunday, May 5 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 234-0739 or visit: www.houseofpolandsd.org
2:00 PM Stage: Animales Nocturnos, Nocturnal Blackmail. It's such a dirty word. All Short Man wants is a friend. Someone to go for a drink with, someone who's always there to listen. All Tall Man wants is his identity as an illegal immigrant kept secret, and so he agrees to become Short Man's friend. But Tall Man is about to find out just what a high price he has paid to buy his blackmailer's silence.

Chantaje. Es una palabra tan sucia. Todo lo que Hombre bajo quiere es un amigo. Alguien con quien tomar una copa, alguien que siempre está ahí para escuchar. Todo lo que quiere el Hombre alto es su identidad como un inmigrante ilegal que se mantiene en secreto, por lo que acepta ser amigo de Hombre bajo. Pero Hombre alto está a punto de descubrir cuánto ha pagado por comprar el silencio de su chantajista

Spanish-language performances will take place on May 5, May 10, May 17 and May 25

Admission/Cost: $20

Location:
Patio Playhouse Theatre
116 S. Kalmia Street
Escondido, CA 92025
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, May 3 until Sunday, May 26, 2019
Sundays - 2:00 PM
Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM
2:00 PM Stage: Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) This comedy and gender-bendy romp retells Shakespeare's Othello and Romeo and Juliet through a feminist lens. By Ann-Marie MacDonald.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $15

Location:
Howard Brubeck Theatre at Palomar College
1140 W. Mission Road
San Marcos, CA 92069
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, May 3 until Sunday, May 12, 2019
Thursdays - 4:00 PM
Fridays - 7:00 PM
Saturdays - 7:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM Stage: Man Of La Mancha Story of the "mad" knight as a play within a play, performed by Cervantes and his fellow prisoners as he awaits a hearing with the Spanish Inquisition. Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote, this musical celebrates the perseverance of a dying old man who refuses to relinquish his ideals or his passion.

Admission/Cost: $19 - $34

Location:
Sunshine Brooks Theatre
217 N. Coast Highway
Oceanside, CA
MAP

Ongoing from Friday, May 3 until Sunday, May 26, 2019
Fridays & Saturdays - 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
8:00 PM Music: Arrival from Sweden Arrival from Sweden was founded by Vicky Zetterberg in 1995 in Gothenburg, Sweden, and very soon became one of the world's most popular and most selling ABBA show bands. Since the start, the band has toured in 60 countries and has appeared on several TV and radio shows all over the world.

Admission/Cost: $55 - $125

Location:
Amici Park
1660 Union St.
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Sunday, May 5 - 8:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui is an allegorical and comedic tale following the rise of a leader with questionable ideas and traits. This satire alludes to real events in history while warning us of the power we lose as a community when we don't use our voices.

** Must show ID/Confirmation email to get a physical ticket at box office.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $20

Location:
San Diego Mesa College
7250 Mesa College Drive
San Diego, CA 92111
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing May 3 to May 12
Friday, Saturday and Sunday - 8:00 PM

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