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Wednesday, Feb 19
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:30 PM  San Diego International Jewish Film Festival
7:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
Thursday, Feb 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
3:00 PM  Talk: Panel on Latin America and Talk by Former President of Costa Rica Laura Chinchilla
4:00 PM Talk: State Formation in China and Taiwan
4:00 PM  San Diego International Jewish Film Festival
7:00 PM  California's American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival
8:00 PM Talk: Deirdre Bair
8:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
Friday, Feb 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 AM  California's American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival
10:00 AM Talk: Growing Up In West Berlin During The Cold War
1:00 PM Talk: Exploring the Origins of Today’s Humans
1:30 PM  San Diego International Jewish Film Festival
6:00 PM Where The Light Travels: Portraits Of San Diego Refugee Students
6:00 PM Gaslamp Mardi Gras Party Hop
7:00 PM Music: BeauSoleil with Michael Doucet & Sarah Quintana
7:00 PM Comedy: Rex Navaarrete
7:00 PM French Baroque Music Concert
7:30 PM Music: Téada
8:00 PM Music: Hutchins Consort with Winifred Horan
8:00 PM Stage: Bojo's Place
8:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
8:00 PM Stage: She Loves Me
9:00 PM Comedy: Rex Navaarrete
Saturday, Feb 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM KPBS World Thinking Day
10:00 AM Black Comix Day
2:00 PM Talk: Comedia Italian Style
2:30 PM  California's American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival
6:00 PM Cajun Festival
6:00 PM Gaslamp Mardi Gras Party Hop
7:00 PM French Baroque Music: Couperin, Charpentier, Rameau
7:00 PM Concert: The Music Of William Grant Still
7:30 PM  San Diego International Jewish Film Festival
8:00 PM Music: Amber Liu, Meg & Dia, Justin Park
8:00 PM Music: Immigrant Songs
8:00 PM Stage: Bojo's Place
8:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
8:00 PM Stage: She Loves Me
9:00 PM Comedy: Rex Navaarrete
Sunday, Feb 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
San Diego Dim Sum Tour
10:00 AM Black Comix Day
12:30 PM  San Diego International Jewish Film Festival
2:00 PM International Cottage Sampler Program
2:00 PM Stage: She Loves Me
3:00 PM Stage: Bojo's Place
5:00 PM Concert: The Music Of William Grant Still
7:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
8:00 PM  The Benedetti Trio: George Harrison Tribute
Monday, Feb 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Black Comix Day
6:00 PM Daniel Guzmán Guest Lecture
7:00 PM Talk: Michele Norris
Tuesday, Feb 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM Film & Discussion: The Farewell
6:00 PM African-American Women in Film
6:00 PM Gaslamp Mardi Gras Party Hop
7:00 PM Victoria Martino: Carnival in Venice
7:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
8:00 PM Music: The Chieftains
Wednesday, Feb 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM  Writer's Symposium with Pico Ayer
7:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
Thursday, Feb 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:45 AM Book Talk: Baja California Land of Missions
1:00 PM Music: Kembang Sunda Gamelan
8:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
Friday, Feb 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:00 AM  28th Annual Kuumba Festival
7:00 PM Música En La Plaza: Los Montaño
8:00 PM Film: Jojo Rabbit
8:00 PM Stage: Bojo's Place
8:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
8:00 PM Stage: She Loves Me
Saturday, Feb 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM  28th Annual Kuumba Festival
2:00 PM Stage: Safa's Story
3:00 PM Stage: Little Rock
7:00 PM Stage: Safa's Story
8:00 PM Film: Jojo Rabbit
8:00 PM Stage: Bojo's Place
8:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
8:00 PM Stage: She Loves Me
9:00 PM Music: Los Pericos, Los Estrambóticos & Ecno
9:00 PM Spanglish At Finest City Improv
Sunday, Mar 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM  28th Annual Kuumba Festival
12:00 PM 7th Annual Mariachi Festival
1:00 PM  Music: Kembang Sunda Gamelan
2:00 PM Stage: She Loves Me
3:00 PM Los Angeles Balalaika Orchestra
3:00 PM Stage: Bojo's Place
7:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
Monday, Mar 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Mar 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 PM  Talk About Series: Venezuela - What Does It Mean To Live in a Failed State?
7:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
Calendar

< Saturday, May 25, 2019 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Exhibitions and Art

Coded Messages From the Underground Railroad
Until February 27, 2020

Poetry for People
Until March 11, 2020

Photographic Exhibition: Graciela Iturbide & Manuel Alvarez Bravo
Until March 15, 2020

Chicano/a/x Printmaking: Making Prints and Making History - 50 Years of Art Activism
Until Sunday, April 5, 2020

Tijuana 1964: The Photography Of Harry Crosby
Until May 17, 2020

Art of East Asia
Ongoing

Art Of The 20th Century
Ongoing

German Expressionism
Ongoing

Hanjialin Bao - Between Black and White
Until January 26 2020

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

Chicano Park Tour
Ongoing Saturdays and Sundays

Kids

Kids Meet Mandarin
Ongoing Fridays

Chinese Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Spanish Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Bilingual Storytime
Ongoing Fridays

Classes and Workshops

Asian Brush Painting/Sumi-e Class
Ongoing Tuesdays

Capoeira Angola de Sao Bento Grande
Ongoing Saturdays

Mahjong Lessons
Ongoing Thursdays

Emei Qigong Practice
Ongoing Saturdays

Kokedama Workshop
Ongoing every 1st and 3rd Tuesday

Irish Gaelic Class
Ongoing Tuesdays

Poetry for the People: African Americans
Wednesdays until March 11, 2020

Tai Chi Workshop
Ongoing Saturdays

Italian Intermediate Conversation Class
Ongoing Tuesdays until February 25, 2020


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Ongoing Sundays
9:30 AM National Tap Dance Day Flash Mob Come out and tap with us in celebration of National Tap Dance Day! Help us bring this great American art form to the Plaza de Panama in Balboa Park.

National Tap Dance Day is every May the 25th and is a day designated by a bill in Congress to celebrate the art of tap dancing. The date was chosen out of honor and respect for the late Bill "Bojangles" Robinson whose birthday was also on the same day.

Balboa Park gets very crowded on the weekends and this is a holiday weekend. Arrive early to avoid traffic/parking delays.The Recital Hall will be open by 9:00am for any of you wanting to arrive early. Links to Balboa Park parking and tram information. CLICK HERE

Admission/Cost: FREE - Register

Location:
Balboa Park
Recital Hall/Plaza De Panama
2130 Pan American Rd W
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Saturday, May 25 - 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
10:00 AM Harmony in Action Cross-Cultural Non-Profits Fair Do you want to promote greater cross-cultural awareness, inclusiveness, tolerance and peace? Do you want to help others in need?

Then . . .

Come learn more about many of the finest non-profit international organizations operating in San Diego who are making the world a better place for all of us. Meet with their leaders and representatives and find out how to get involved in the important work they do. Internship and volunteer opportunities will be a special focus of this Harmony in Action. Please note that this is an information event and no direct fundraising is allowed.

Confirmed Organizations (more to come!):

Brazilian Portuguese and Arts Programs
Burundi Friends International
CRY - Children's Rights and You
Center for World Music
Global San Diego
Hands of Peace
Hostelling International
International Folk Dancers of Balboa Park
Kids for Peace
License to Freedom
SSubi is Hope
Survivors of Torture, International
The Persian Cultural Center
The San Diego World Affairs Council
The San Diego Sister Cities Association
The United Nations Association
The Women's International Center
World Vision
The Worldview Project (Participant Observer)

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Patio B
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA
MAP - (See map below!)

Saturday, May 25 - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM


10:00 AM Czech That Film Festival The annual Czech film festival titled Czech That Film has been established in 2012. Currently, it is the largest Czech cultural event in the United States. It is a film festival of best recent Czech films held throughout the United States every year, with a range of screenings and discussion with cast and crew. The four-month-long festival keeps growing every year. Its sixth edition will reach 15 major US and Canadian cities (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Austin, Washington, Denver, Dallas, Atlanta, New York City, Little Rock, Portland, Minneapolis, Chicago, San Diego, Seattle, Toronto). Films to be screened:

The movie trilogy Garden Store consists of three separate films taking place against the backdrop of the most dramatic periods of the last century. It tells the story of three families: a family of an air radio operator, a family of a hair salon owner, and a family of a garden store owner.

All three movies will be introduced by the Oscar-nominated director Jan Hrebejk, and there will be a moderated discussion following the second movie. All movies are in Czech with English subtitles.

Screening schedule:
10:00 AM - Family Friend (Folllowed by a lunch break)
1:30 PM - Deserter (Followed by a discussion with the Oscar-nominated director Jan Hrebejk)
4:30 PM - Suitor (Followed by announcement of the silent auction winners and opportunities for pictures and authographs)

A silent auction benefiting The Czech School San Diego will be held during the day. Items will include autographed DVDs of Jan Hrebejk's movies, experience packages, and other items.

Admission/Cost: $13 - $30

Location:
Museum of Photographic Arts
Balbo Park
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Saturday, May 25 - 10:00 AM
11:00 AM Lebanese Food Festival Join us for a memorable weekend of fun, food and heritage as we celebrate our 16th Annual Lebanese Food Festival. Guests will feast on traditional Lebanese Food like Saj Zaatar and Cheese, Tabbouleh, Hummus, Stuffed Grape Leaves, Falafel, Beef Shawerma, Chicken Kabob, and a wide assortment of Gourmet Sweets. Along with the exquisite food, there will be Evening Live Music & Dancing, Folkloric Performances throughout the day, A variety of Booth with Lebanese Specialties, Beer & Wine Garden, Hookah Bar, Carnival Rides, Cooking Demonstration and a Raffle Grand Prize a 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA250. Come and share our passion for delicious Authentic Lebanese Cuisine, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Admission/Cost: $3

Location:
St. Ephrem Catholic Church
750 Medford Street,
El Cajon, CA
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, May 25 - 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, May 26 - 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
4:30 PM Oddissi Dance Benefit Concert Rudraprasad Swain and two additional internationally recognized dancers and dance teachers, Shalini and Shibani Patnaik, will be the featured artists at the Annual Recital of the CWM Odissi Dance School.

In support of the victims of Cyclone Fani, which severely battered northeastern India and Bangladesh, this event will be a benefit concert. The damage from the cyclone has been especially catastrophic in the state of Odisha, the home of Odissi.

The recital will be a family program, with performances from all students. Students will perform items they have learned at the school under the guidance of the Odissi Dance School
7:00 PM Performance: Riqueza Latina Celebrating our cultures through the art of burlesque and performance art.

Featuring:
• Bobbie Burlesque
• Remy Rouge
• Kirby La Brea
• Sweet Dee
• Minx Meaow
• Delysia Decadence
• Von Bella
• Jamilet My 1st Student
• Lucy May
• Ginger N Whiskey
• The Lil Sweets

Age limit: 21+

Admission/Cost: $15 - $100

Location:
Queen Bee's Art & Cultural Center
3925 Ohio Street
San Diego, CA 92104
MAP

Saturday, May 25 - 7:00 PM
8:00 PM Film: Casablanca Fall in love again. An exotic and glamorous setting. Heroic sacrifice. The triumph of idealism over cynicism in
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