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Sunday, Jan 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:55 AM Film: Bolshoi Ballet's La Bayadere
10:00 AM Tu B'shvat Festival
11:00 AM San Diego Travel & Adventure Show
12:55 PM Film: Bolshoi Ballet's La Bayadere
2:00 PM Rafael 'Fallo' Mareyna Art Reception
2:00 PM Stage: Becoming Dr. Ruth
2:00 PM Stage: And Then There Were None
4:00 PM Indian Cultural Art Showcase
7:00 PM Cinema Under the Stars: Casablanca
Monday, Jan 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM 30th Martin Luther King Day Celebration
1:00 PM Film & Discussion: MLK: The Assassination Tapes
2:00 PM 39th Annual Martin Luther King Day Parade
7:30 PM Lecture: Leonardo - Tracing the Arc of the Renaissance
Tuesday, Jan 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Film: I Am Not Your Negro
7:00 PM Film: Bolshoi Ballet's La Bayadere
7:30 PM Cuban Dance Series Workshops
Wednesday, Jan 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 AM #ChinaToo: The Feminist Awakening in the People’s Republic
6:00 PM Dinner & Talk: Native Voices - Steve Newcomb
8:00 PM Music: Celso Piña
Thursday, Jan 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:00 PM Talk: Vladimir Vysotsky, a Russian Cultural Legend
6:30 PM Kumeyaay Talks: Blood of the Band
7:00 PM Stage: Aubergine
7:00 PM Film: Lasciati Andare (Let Yourself Go!)
7:30 PM Stage: Becoming Dr. Ruth
Friday, Jan 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
3:00 PM Talk: From a Rural Village in Mexico to Global Social Impact
7:30 PM Lecture: Leonardo - Tracing the Arc of the Renaissance
7:30 PM Stage: Becoming Dr. Ruth
8:00 PM Music: Ozomatli, Cut Chemist, Chali 2na
8:00 PM Stage: Aubergine
8:00 PM Stage: And Then There Were None
Saturday, Jan 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Becoming Dr. Ruth
7:00 PM An Evening of Middle Eastern Classical Music
7:30 PM Stage: Becoming Dr. Ruth
8:00 PM Stage: Aubergine
8:00 PM Stage: And Then There Were None
9:00 PM Stage: Familiar
Sunday, Jan 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Becoming Dr. Ruth
2:00 PM Stage: And Then There Were None
7:00 PM Stage: Aubergine
Monday, Jan 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Jan 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Familiar
7:00 PM Stage: Aubergine
7:30 PM Cuban Dance Series Workshops
Wednesday, Jan 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Aubergine
7:00 PM Stage: Familiar
8:00 PM Beijing Dance Theater
Thursday, Jan 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM San Diego Black Film Festival
7:00 PM Stage: Aubergine
7:30 PM Stage: Becoming Dr. Ruth
Friday, Feb 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:00 PM San Diego Black Film Festival
7:30 PM Stage: Becoming Dr. Ruth
8:00 PM Stage: Aubergine
8:00 PM Stage: And Then There Were None
Saturday, Feb 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Becoming Dr. Ruth
4:00 PM San Diego Black Film Festival
7:30 PM Stage: Becoming Dr. Ruth
8:00 PM Stage: Aubergine
8:00 PM Stage: And Then There Were None
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< Saturday, June 30, 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
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Spotlight

One Book - One San Diego events

Stage

Mama Mia!
Until February 24, 2019

* Note: newest and shorter run productions can be found in our regular calendar listings.

Exhibitions and Art

Salvador Dali Exhibition
Until December 29, 2018

World in Porcelain Exhibit
Until January 19, 2019

Arts Of South And Southeast Asia
Ongoing until January 31, 2019

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

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

Classes:Children's West African Drumming
Ongoing Tuesdays

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

Qi Gong Workshop
Ongoing Saturdays

Salsa Class
Ongoing Tuesdays
12:00 PM Festival of International Food, Dessert and Beer Enjoy the finest cuisine from around the world, mouthwatering desserts and only the best local San Diego craft beers! There will be singers and dancers entertaining us from all over the globe! Age Limit: 21+

Admission/Cost: $20 - $60

Location:
Waterfront Park
1600 Pacific Highway
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, June 30 - 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
2:00 PM United Nations Association Photography Exhibit Photographer and Human Rights Activist, Lucy O'Bryan will share her powerful photos at the new United Nations Eleanor Roosevelt Gallery, featuring her work and travels with various international non-governmental organizations through conflict zones and the developing world. "Many of the people I meet have tragic stories of unimaginable pain. Yet they still have hope. Their hearts are broken but their spirits are not. If they can dream of a future built on a shattered past, what can we do to nurture that hope?"

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
United Nations Building
2171 Pan American Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, June 30 - 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
3:00 PM Stage: Monty Python's Spamalot Cygnet Theatre opens its 16th season with Eric Idle and John Du Prez's musical "lovingly ripped off from the classic comedy film Monty Python and the Holy Grail." On their sacred quest, King Arthur and his knights must face flying cows, killer rabbits and a taunting Frenchman. Sean Murray directs.

Admission/Cost: $35 - $60

Location:
Cygnet Theatre
4040 Twiggs Street
San Diego, CA 92110
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Saturday, June 30 until Sunday, August 12, 2018
Wednesdays, Thursday - 7:30 PM
Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday Matinees - 3:00 PM
Sundays - 7:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.cynettheatre.com
7:00 PM Stage: Sense and Sensibility In Jane Austen's first published novel, the Dashwood sisters find that love is an unpredictable struggle against the most important social values: family, honor and wealth. With their father's untimely death, family fortunes take a turn and they are forced to leave their home. After a few chance meetings, Elinor falls for the intelligent and reserved Edward Ferrars, while Marianne dotes upon the dashing John Willoughby. Through Elinor's sense and Marianne's sensibility, the delicate balance of propriety and passion is explored in Austen's sprightly tale. Enjoy this production of Sense and Sensibility performed with a full high tea using an "in the round" theater experience at Tea Lane tea house in Fallbrook.

Admission/Cost: $59.00

Location:
Tea Lane
118 N Main Ave
Fallbrook, CA 92028
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Saturday, Jun 30 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.goldstar.com
7:30 PM Stage: The King and I It is based on Margaret Landon's novel, Anna and the King of Siam (1944), which was derived from the memoirs of Anna Leonowens, governess to the children of King Mongkut of Siam in the early 1860s. The musical's plot relates the experiences of Anna, a British schoolteacher hired as part of the King's drive to modernize his country. The relationship between the King and Anna is marked by conflict through much of the piece, as well as by a love to which neither can admit.

Age Limit: 21+

Admission/Cost: $45 - $95

Location:
San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Tuesday, June 26 - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, June 27 - 7:00 PM
Thursday, June 28 - 7:30 PM
Friday, June 29 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 30 - 7:30 PM
Sunday, July 1 - 6:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 570-1100 or visit: www.sandiegotheatres.org
8:00 PM Stage: Monty Python's Spamalot Cygnet Theatre opens its 16th season with Eric Idle and John Du Prez's musical "lovingly ripped off from the classic comedy film Monty Python and the Holy Grail." On their sacred quest, King Arthur and his knights must face flying cows, killer rabbits and a taunting Frenchman. Sean Murray directs.

Admission/Cost: $35 - $60

Location:
Cygnet Theatre
4040 Twiggs Street
San Diego, CA 92110
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Saturday, June 30 until Sunday, August 12, 2018
Wednesdays, Thursdays - 7:30 PM
Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday Matinees - 3:00 PM
Sundays - 7:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.cynettheatre.com
8:00 PM Italian Film: Funne (Sea Dreaming Girls) In Daone, a small mountain village in the North of Italy, a group of grannies in their seventies are planning a special trip. Almost none of them have ever been at the sea, and they want to see it for the first time. But they need the money to fund their journey. After some failed attempts, they decide to face their shyness, and to model for a calendar. When also this action seems to be useless, their last idea will make them pretty famous. The Sea, and their common dream, are waiting for them.

Admission/Cost: $5

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