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Friday, Jun 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day San Diego County Fair
10:00 AM Celebrate Immigrants in San Diego
7:00 PM Storytelling: Highland Games
8:00 PM Film: Schonefeld Boulevard
8:00 PM Stage: Mamma Mia!
8:00 PM Stage: The Tempest
Saturday, Jun 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day San Diego County Fair
9:00 AM 45th Annual San Diego Scottish Highland Games
9:00 AM Art Workshop: Indian Miniature
9:30 AM Origami and Haiku
10:00 AM 16th Annual Art Club Show
11:30 AM Dance: Fatu Na Totō
8:00 PM Music: Jungle Fire
8:00 PM Stage: Mamma Mia!
11:55 PM Film: Spirited Away
Sunday, Jun 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day San Diego County Fair
9:00 AM 45th Annual San Diego Scottish Highland Games
10:30 AM Film: Das Wunder Von Bern
12:00 PM House of Sweden Midsummer Celebration
12:30 PM Book Signing: Priscilla Lister
1:00 PM Juneteenth Block Party
2:00 PM Book Signing: Lenore Wade
6:30 PM Documentary: On Her Shoulders
7:00 PM Music: Pandora y Yuri
8:00 PM Music: Seu Jorge
8:00 PM Stage: Mamma Mia!
Monday, Jun 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Music: Oscar Aragon
Tuesday, Jun 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Lecture: NAFTA and U.S.-Mexico Relations
7:30 PM Stage: The King and I
Wednesday, Jun 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day San Diego County Fair
6:00 PM Film: Wild Strawberries
6:00 PM Film: Murder on the Orient Express
6:30 PM Film: Coco
7:30 PM Stage: The King and I
8:00 PM Music: Andy Statman
8:00 PM Stage: Mamma Mia!
9:00 PM Dance: Fatu Na Totō
Thursday, Jun 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day San Diego County Fair
10:30 AM Music: The Bayou Brothers
1:00 PM Art: Decoding the Language of Chinese Ceramics
1:00 PM Summer Reading Program: Japan 101
6:00 PM Italian Formaggio e Vino
6:00 PM Dance: Fatu Na Totō
6:30 PM Film: The Black Monk
7:00 PM Cooking Class: Street Tacos
7:00 PM Cooking Class: Street Tacos
7:00 PM Discussion: Sephardic Philosophy
7:30 PM Rascous Japanese Puppetry
7:30 PM Stage: The King and I
8:00 PM Stage: Mamma Mia!
Friday, Jun 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day San Diego County Fair
7:00 PM Stage: Sense and Sensibility
7:00 PM Music: Sono
7:00 PM Cooking Class: Summer in Tuscany
7:00 PM Cooking Class: Summer in Tuscany
7:00 PM Cooking Class: Summer in Tuscany
7:30 PM Stage: The King and I
8:00 PM Film: Monsoon Wedding
8:00 PM Stage: Mamma Mia!
Saturday, Jun 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day San Diego County Fair
10:00 AM Cooking Class: Street Tacos
10:00 AM Cooking Class: Street Tacos
12:00 PM Festival of International Food, Dessert and Beer
4:00 PM Cooking Class: Great Food of the Greek Isles
7:00 PM Stage: Sense and Sensibility
7:00 PM Cooking Class: Great Food of the Greek Isles
7:00 PM Cooking Class: Great Food of the Greek Isles
7:30 PM Stage: The King and I
8:00 PM Stage: Mamma Mia!
Sunday, Jul 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day San Diego County Fair
1:00 PM Dance: Fatu Na Totō
2:00 PM Stage: Sense and Sensibility
3:00 PM Independence Festival at the Border
4:00 PM Cooking Class: Thai Street Food
4:00 PM Cooking Class: Thai Street Food
4:00 PM Cooking Class: Thai Street Food
6:30 PM Stage: The King and I
8:00 PM Music: The Young Dubliners
Monday, Jul 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: The Tempest
Tuesday, Jul 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Wednesday, Jul 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day San Diego County Fair
Thursday, Jul 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Discussion: Sephardic Philosophy
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< Friday, June 1, 2018 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Stage

A Thousand Splendid Suns
Until June 24, 2018

Mama Mia!
Until June 30, 2018

Avenue Q
Until July 1, 2018

Once
Until July 22, 2018

The Tempest
Until July 22, 2018

Exhibitions and Art

Epic Tales from Ancient India
Until September 3, 2018

The Big White Dress
Until July 1, 2018

Israel: 70 Years of Craft and Design
Until September 3, 2018

Arts of Iran
Until January 31, 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

Free Admission to Mingei International Museum
Ongoing, 3rd Tuesday of each month

Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
Ongoing, 3rd Tuesday of each month

Kids

Kids Meet Mandarin
Ongoing Fridays

Chinese Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Spanish Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Bilingual Storytime
Ongoing Fridays

Classes and Workshops

African Djembe Drumming
Ongoing Wednesday

Irish Gaelic Conversation Circle
Ongoing Tuesdays

Tai Chi Workshop
Ongoing Saturdays

Shakespeare&Tea
Ongoing Sundays

African Dance Class
Ongoing Sundays

Dancing With The Brush: Chinese Brush Painting And Calligraphy
Ongoing Tuesdays

Middle-Eastern Drum and Belly Dance Class
Ongoing Mondays

Salsa Class
Ongoing Tuesdays

Urban Art & More
Ongoing Tuesdays

Mandarin Meetup
Ongoing Wednesdays

Cultural Tours and Excursions

Tequila, Tacos, & Tombstones: Old Town Tour
ongoing Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Tijuana Street Food Tour
ongoing Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays

Puerto Nuevo Lobster Dinner
ongoing Saturdays

Tijuana Seafood Tour
ongoing Fridays and Sundays

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum & Garden Tour
Ongoing, every 1st Saturday of each month

Little Italy Culinary Tour
Ongoing Saturdays

Asian Pacific Historical District Walking Tour
Ongoing, every 2nd Saturday of each month.

Lucha Libre Mexican Wrestling in Tijuana
Ongoing, Select Fridays

Tijuana Street Art Trek with Panca
Ongoing, Select Saturdays

Tijuana Brewery Tour
Ongoing, Select Saturdays

Tijuana Market Hop
Ongoing, Select Sundays

Tijuana Foodie Adventure
Ongoing Saturdays,Tuesdays,Sundays

Caesar's Restaurant & Downtown Tijuana Tour
Ongoing Fridays and Sundays

Ensenada Mexico Pacific Ocean Coastal Tour

Baja Mexico Grand Tour

Tijuana Foodie Adventures

Other

Flamenco Performance
Until December 29, 2018

Tea with The Bard
Ongoing, first Sunday of each month

Kirtan Musical Meditation
Ongoing, Thursdays

Dances of Universal Peace
Ongoing Saturdays

10:00 AM Discussion: Afrofuturism Riding the wave of Marvel Studio's groundbreaking blockbuster, Black Panther, the creators Dr. Firyali Richmond, Keithan Jones of KID Comics, and the Malcolm X Library Black Comix Day, the WorldBeat Center, QABPROSERV.COM, The Broker's Building Gallery brings an exclusive AfroFuturist programming block for the upcoming summer seasons. This summer, we will present AfroFuturism: #DreamTank2018. With an assembly of Pan-African visionaries, we'll orchestrate a brainstorm of where we see ourselves in the near and distant futures. Exploring technology, sociology, design and art, we'll compile a series of presentations in an effort to realize an Afrotopia that will enrich ourselves with beauty, prosperity and hope in the world.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $20

Location:
Brokers Building Gallery
402 Market Street
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Friday, June 1 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday, June 3 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 222-9367
10:00 AM Art: Epic Tales from Ancient India Beginning June 9, the San Diego Museum of Art is showcasing more than 90 works of art from its world-renowned Edwin Binney 3rd Collection, one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of South Asian paintings outside of India, in Epic Tales from Ancient India: Paintings from The San Diego Museum of Art. The exhibition offers the unique opportunity to experience South Asian paintings in their original narrative context, the works illustrating the explanations of literary classics.

Epic Tales from Ancient India represents the major narratives, regions and styles of South Asian art from the 16th through the 19th century, and provides the tools for reading and understanding Indian painting. The exhibition also features an interactive space with hands-on workshops, live musical and dance performances, daily storytelling and more. The museum is also proud to announce the addition of Sabiha Al Khemir who will be the senior adviser for Epic Tales from Ancient India. Al Khemir is an internationally recognized authority on Islamic art and was the founding director of the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $15

Location:
San Diego Museum of Art
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, June 9 through Monday, September 3

For more information, please call: (619) 696-1966 or visit: www.sdmart.org
11:00 AM Food: Tijuana Renaissance/Feast For the Heart Join us for the San Diego Architectural Foundation's (SDAF's) annual Context Vol. 5 (CV5) program. The event will focus on Tijuana as an emerging international creative nexus for the fine, decorative and culinary arts, and a hot spot where the worlds of architecture, design, art, food, wine and more converge and intersect in exciting, intriguing and sometimes unexpected ways. Come for the food, wine and beer, and stay to explore the architecture, design and culture at Context Vol. 5: The Tijuana Renaissance/Feast for the Heart, this year's edition of the SDAF's annual educational event. CV5: The Tijuana Renaissance offers a multi-part program that includes a special VIP trans-border bus tour leaving from San Diego, including refreshments along the way, a free afternoon art exhibit, and a ticketed evening reception and forum. The CV5 culinary fair offers local food by eight of Tijuana's premier chefs, wine from three different wineries and locally brewed beer hosted in the garden of the Casa de la Cultura, followed by the four-part evening forum. Each part of the forum explores an important facet of the Tijuana Renaissance through the architects, designers, chefs and other creatives who are making it happen.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $195

Location:
Casa de la Cultura de Tijuana
Avenida Paris #5 in Colonia Atamira
Tijuana, BC 22054
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Friday, June 1 - 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sdaf.wildapricot.org
4:00 PM San Diego County Fair The San Diego County Fair offers all of the deep fried-food-on-a-stick, rides, animals, and games you've experienced at other state and county fairs, but is also known for world-class exhibits in fine art, photography, woodworking, jewelry/gems & minerals, and home & hobby, and the Paul Ecke Jr. Flower & Garden Show...not to mention an unsurpassed view of the Pacific Ocean from the Ferris Wheel! The Toyota Summer Concert Series at the San Diego County Fair features nationally recognized entertainment every night; the entertainment lineup is usually announced in late March. With an additional eight stages located throughout the grounds, you're sure to find a band, dance troupe, DJ or comedian to suit your fancy!

This year's fair features numerous Latino performing artists and groups.

Admission/Cost: Free - $19 per day. Many discount packages and ticket deals can be found.

Location:
Del Mar Fairgrounds
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, California 92014
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Dates and times:
Every Day (except Mondays and Tuesdays) from June 1 - July 4 (Exceptions - Fair is also open Monday, July 2 and Tuesday July 3)
11:00 AM to 11:00 PM, except: June 1 - 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM and July 4 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sdfair.com
5:00 PM Socal Night Market The moment you've all been waiting for—the updated vendor list, representing six continents (sorry, Antarctica) and 10+ countries! Support small-business owners who are here to show you an authentic experience.

Enjoy food from all over the world (Mexican, American, Korean, Filipino, Japanese, Peruvian, Indian, Hawaiian, Italian, Polish, Russian, Georgian, French), shop our local vendors, get free massages, listen to local artists, and have fun!

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
James Madison High
4833 Doliva Dr.
San Diego, CA 92117
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Dates and times:
Friday, June 1 - 5:00 PM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, June 2 - 5:00 PM to 12:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.socalnightmarket.com or www.facebook.com
6:30 PM Lecture: Kumeyaay Ethnobotany Kumeyaay Ethnobotany: Shared Heritage of the Californias. For thousands of years, the Kumeyaay have interacted with native plants while continuously refining their botanical knowledge. This presentation, based on the beautifully illustrated book, explores the remarkable interdependence between native peoples and native plants of the Californias. It connects the archaeological and historical record with living cultures and native plant specialists who share their ever-relevant wisdom for future generations. Today, many Kumeyaay Indians in the far-flung ranches of Baja California carry on the traditional knowledge and skills for transforming native plants into food, medicine, arts, tools, regalia, construction materials and ceremonial items. The author and anthropologist, Michael Wilken-Robertson, whose advocacy and applied research have allowed him to develop lifelong friendships with many Native Baja Californians, will share some of his book's told experiences. His research and advocacy work with Baja Californian natives have explored traditional arts, ethnobotany, history, languages and cultural landscapes of the indigenous peoples of the northern Baja California region.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Joyce Beers Uptown Community Center
3900 Vermont Street
San Diego, CA 92103
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Friday, June 1 - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sierra.secure.force.com
7:00 PM Beer & Sake Festival The Japan Society's 16th Annual Beer & Sake Festival is a popular and fast-growing charity tasting event featuring local restaurants serving sumptuous appetizers and breweries pouring tasty beers and sakes. The festival also includes art booths, a silent auction, a raffle and exciting entertainment. Guests will enjoy the dynamic sounds of San Diego Taiko and a tuna cutting demonstration. Proceeds from the Beer & Sake Festival support educational and community outreach programs.

Admission/Cost: $40 - $120

Location:
Harrah's Resort Southern California
777 Harrah's Rincon Way
Valley Center, CA 92082
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Friday, June 1 - 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.harrahssocal.com
7:00 PM Stage: Les Misérables Broadway/San Diego hosts the revised production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's Tony-Award-winning musical phenomenon, which had a two-and-a-half-year return to Broadway. Favorite songs include: "I Dreamed A Dream," "On My Own," "Stars," "Bring Him Home," and "One Day More."

Admission/Cost: $45 - $95

Location:
San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Tuesday, May 29 - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, May 30 - 7:00 PM
Friday, June 1 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, June 2 - 7:00 PM
Sunday, June 3 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 570-1100 or visit:
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