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Monday, Mar 18
All Day Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival (Sakura Matsuri)
All Day 26th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Book Signing: Susan Meissner
7:30 PM Stage: Spamalot
Tuesday, Mar 19
All Day Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
All Day 26th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival
All Day Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival (Sakura Matsuri)
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Stage: Chaps!
7:30 PM Stage: Spamalot
8:00 PM Stage: Blurred at the Edges
Wednesday, Mar 20
All Day 26th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival
All Day Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival (Sakura Matsuri)
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Chaps!
6:00 PM Documentary: Our Lost Years
7:00 PM Stage: Les MisÚrables School Edition
7:30 PM Stage: Chaps!
8:00 PM Stage: Blurred at the Edges
Thursday, Mar 21
All Day 26th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival
All Day Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival (Sakura Matsuri)
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM Talk: U.S. Trade Policy Toward China
4:00 PM Talk: The Political Lives of Cows, Rivers, and Mountains in Contemporary India
7:00 PM Stage: Les MisÚrables School Edition
7:30 PM Stage: Chaps!
8:00 PM Music: Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Friday, Mar 22
All Day 26th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival
All Day Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival (Sakura Matsuri)
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM The 34th Annual International Expo & Cultural Fashion Show
6:00 PM Japanese Sake
7:00 PM Soccer Match: Mexico vs Chile
7:00 PM Stage: Les MisÚrables School Edition
7:30 PM Stage: Paul Rodriguez
8:00 PM Music: Puccini's Glorious Mass
8:00 PM Stage: Cabaret
8:00 PM Film: Degas: Passion for Perfection
8:00 PM Stage: Chaps!
9:30 PM Stage: Paul Rodriguez
Saturday, Mar 23
All Day 26th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival
All Day Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival (Sakura Matsuri)
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Japanese Brush Painting Exhibition
1:00 PM Talk: Archaeology on the Coronados Islands
4:00 PM Stage: Chaps!
7:00 PM Music: At Home with Bulgarian Music
7:00 PM Stage: Les MisÚrables School Edition
8:00 PM Stage: Chaps!
8:00 PM Stage: Cabaret
9:00 PM Music: Boogaloo Assassins
Sunday, Mar 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM House of Iran Lawn Program
11:00 AM Japanese Brush Painting Exhibition
2:00 PM Stage: Cabaret
2:00 PM Stage: Les MisÚrables School Edition
2:00 PM Stage: Chaps!
4:00 PM Indian Music: Prasanna
6:00 PM Brasil Jazz Festa
7:00 PM Stage: Paul Rodriguez
7:30 PM Music: Roberto Carlos
Monday, Mar 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Mar 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Stage: Chaps!
8:00 PM Stage: Blurred at the Edges
Wednesday, Mar 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Chaps!
7:30 PM Stage: Chaps!
8:00 PM Stage: Blurred at the Edges
Thursday, Mar 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Stage: Chaps!
8:00 PM Stage: Cabaret
Friday, Mar 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Music: Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
8:00 PM Stage: Chaps!
8:00 PM Stage: Cabaret
Saturday, Mar 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:30 PM Hands on Kimchi Workshop & Beer Pairing
1:00 PM Music: Clinton Davis
4:00 PM Stage: Chaps!
8:00 PM Stage: Chaps!
8:00 PM Stage: Cabaret
Sunday, Mar 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Dance: House of Palestine Lawn Program
2:00 PM Stage: Chaps!
2:00 PM Stage: Cabaret
4:00 PM 16th Annual Festival of World Dances
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< Sunday, June 24, 2018 >


All Day San Diego County Fair The San Diego County Fair offers all of the deep-fried foods-on-a-stick, rides, animals and games you've experienced at other state and county fairs, but this fair is also known for world-class exhibits in fine art, photography, woodworking, jewelry/gems and minerals, home and 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
All Day San Diego International Fringe Festival The San Diego International Fringe Festival is designed to help provide a platform for artists while also helping the community as a whole—boosting arts and culture within the gorgeous City of San Diego.

During the festival, artists from across the United States—and from around the world—participate alongside homegrown talent in art forms spanning from theater, busking/street performance, cabaret, comedy, circus, dance, film, poetry, spoken word, puppetry, music, visual art, and design—and it is open to any other type of art-y-ness not listed.

Key to the operation of the San Diego International Fringe Festival is its role to support, encourage and facilitate producers, artists, presenters, venues and businesses. The festival works to ensure that artists and all participants involved have the best possible experience.

For independent artists, the San Diego International Fringe Festival is an inspirational environment to showcase their work.

Admission/Cost: $10 per show + $7 for a Fringe Tag, Required (Tags NOT required for our venues in Tijuana Mexico, or at Family Fringe, Nations of San Diego, Street Theatre, or FREE programming). Multi-show passes available.

Locations:
The Fringe Festival takes place in multiple venues in San Diego. See festival website for more information.

Dates and times:
From June 21 to July 1, 2018
Performance times vary.

For more information, please visit: www.sdfringe.org
9:00 AM 45th Annual San Diego Scottish Highland Games The air at Vista's Brengle Terrace Park will be filled with the sound of bagpipes when the San Diego Scottish Highland Games and Gathering of the Clans mark a colorful 44th anniversary celebration during this weekend.

Scottish culture will fill the park during the two-day festival, which will feature a variety of activities and entertainment for guests of all ages: Sheepdog trials, Highland dancing, Scottish vendors, cuisine and beverages, bagpipe and drumming competitions, clan heritage tents and hands-on children's activities.

Athletic lads and lassies can compete in Scottish competitions, such as the caber toss, stone throw, hammer throw and weight for distance.

The festival's popular beer garden (recognized by San Diego Magazine as "Best Beer Garden in North County") will be a gathering place where attendees can sample flavorful beer varieties, while mingling with friends old and new.

Admission/Cost: $5 - $13

Location:
Brengle Terrace Park
1200 Vale Terrace
Vista, CA 92084
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Dates and times:
Saturday, June 23 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday, June 24 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

For more information, Please visit www.sdhighlandgames.org
10:30 AM Film: Das Wunder Von Bern Come see Das Wunder Von Bern, the German-language film that tells the story of a young boy from a working class family in post-war Germany. He struggles with the situation of his estranged father returning from war captivity. At the same time, a friend of his plays for the German National Soccer Team at the 1954 FIFA World Cup in Switzerland.

Admission/Cost: $7.50 - $11

Location:
Digital Gym Cinema
2921 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92014
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Sunday, June 24 - 10:30 AM

For more information, please call: (619) 230-1938 or visit: www.digitalgym.org
12:00 PM House of Sweden Midsummer Celebration Enjoy this festival at the international cottages, with live music, dancers, food and a flag procession.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
International Cottages
Balboa Park
2294 Pan American Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
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Sunday, June 24 - 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 234-0739 or visit: www.sdhpr.org
12:30 PM Book Signing: Priscilla Lister Take a Hike: San Diego County covers 260 trails that traverse our amazing county. The book offers much more information about each hike than simply telling you to "turn left at the rock." Extensive research on every trail has uncovered its history, both cultural and natural. Read about the Kumeyaay and how they lived on this land for thousands of years; about the explorers and pioneers who transformed this region since the late 1700s; and about present-day efforts to link trails among our regions. You will learn about the flora, fauna and geology found on these trails as well as their rewarding beauty.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $25

Location:
Central Library
330 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
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Sunday, June 24 - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 236-5800 or visit: www.sandiego.librarymarket.com
1:00 PM Juneteenth Block Party San Diego Melanin presents The Juneteenth Block Party, featuring music, food vendors, pop up shops, the electric slide, a double dutch competition, spades and so much more!

Juneteenth is a holiday to commemorate the end of the Civil War, specifically Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger's Order No 3, as proclaimed on June 19, 1865, in Galveston, TX. This martial order was given to enforce the conditions of President Lincoln's 1862 Emancipation Proclamation, while some 250,000 were still enslaved in Texas. Juneteenth "Independence Day" is celebrated in 43 states and Washington, DC.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $15.19

Age Limit: 21+

Location:
FAIR@44
4350 El Cajon Boulevard,
San Diego, CA 92105
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Sunday, June 24- 1:00 PM

For more information, please call 619-961-1053
2:00 PM Book Signing: Lenore Wade Lenore Wade will share stories of her life and experiences in Russia and will sign copies of her book, Little Stories from a Big Country: A Volunteer's Life in Russia. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
El Cajon Library
201 E. Douglas Avenue
El Cajon, CA 92020
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Sunday, June 24 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 588-3718 or visit: www.evanced.info
4:00 PM Art: Emotions and Landscapes Our next exhibition will feature Yihong Zhou, a contemporary Chinese painter whose primary focus is portraiture. Classically trained, Zhou studied at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, earning his Bachelor of Arts from the Faculty of Oil Painting in 1983. Rejecting the portraiture trends set by his contemporaries, Zhou sought to follow his own path in creating his own unique style. Rather than confining himself within the bounds of any single technique, Zhou instead gained inspiration from his subjects and their settings, allowing them to dictate his brushwork. The result is work replete with expressive strokes that truly capture the essence of the moment.

Accordingly, his portraits provide a glimpse into the daily life of Chinese citizens from the last few decades, portraying moments of time captured expertly in the fast- paced and ever-changing environment of modern day China.

Admission/Cost: ???

Location:
San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
328 J Street
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Ongoing June 24 through August 16 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 338-9888 or visit: www.sdchm.org
6:30 PM Documentary: On Her Shoulders Every year, unique perspectives from around the world come to San Diego for the IRC's International Documentary Film Series. From the front lines of conflict to rebuilding life in a new country, these films take an honest look at the reality of the refugee experience. Each screening is followed by a Q&A discussion with an expert on the film's subject area.

In On Her Shoulders, Nadia Murad, a 23-year old Yazidi, survived genocide and sexual slavery committed by ISIS. Now this ordinary girl finds herself thrust onto the international stage as the voice of her people.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $35

Location:
Museum of Photographic Arts
1649 El Prado
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
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Sunday, June 24 - 6:30 PM

For more information, please visit: www.rescue.org
7:00 PM Music: Pandora y Yuri Since the eighties, Pandora and Yuri have collaborated together and thousands of fans across the continent have wanted to see them perform together on stage. This year they will embark on a national tour, marking four of the greatest voices in Spanish music together on one stage.

Admission/Cost: $51 - $91

Location:
Jacobs Music Center
750 B Street
San Diego, CA 92101
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Sunday, June 24 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 235-0804 or visit: www.sandiegosymphony.org
8:00 PM Music: Seu Jorge The Brazilian singer-songwriter, who led the renaissance of Samba music in the 21st century, will return with his full band to perform hits like "Clube do Samba" and "Amiga Da Minha Mulher."

Age Limit: 21+

Admission/Cost: $75 - $80

Location:
Belly Up Tavern
143 S. Cedros Avenue
Solana Beach, CA 92075
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Sunday, June 24 - 8:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 481-8140 or visit: www.bellyup.com
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