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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
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 Film: Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice
7:00 PM French Baroque Music Concert
7:30 PM Music: Téada
7:30 PM  California's American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival
8:00 PM Music: Hutchins Consort with Winifred Horan
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: 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
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  Indigenous Writers and their Critics: International Symposium
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Black Comix Day
6:00 PM Art Talk: Daniel Guzmán
7:00 PM Talk: Michele Norris
Tuesday, Feb 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day  Indigenous Writers and their Critics: International Symposium
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
7:30 PM Stage: Orestes 2.0
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
3:20 PM Talk: Urban Redevelopment Projects in South Africa
8:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
Friday, Feb 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:00 AM  28th Annual Kuumba Festival
3:30 PM Talk: The Racial Imaginary at Work Poetry and the Visual Arts
7:00 PM Música En La Plaza: Los Montaño
7:30 PM Stage: Orestes 2.0
8:00 PM Film: Jojo Rabbit
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
2:00 PM Stage: Orestes 2.0
3:00 PM Stage: Little Rock
7:00 PM Stage: Safa's Story
7:30 PM Stage: Orestes 2.0
8:00 PM Film: Jojo Rabbit
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
7:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
7:30 PM Music: Miguel Zenón Quartet
Monday, Mar 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Music: iLe
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
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< Sunday, February 10, 2019 >


10:00 AM 14th Annual Tet Festival The 14th annual San Diego Tet Festival is one of the largest free community festivals in San Diego, celebrating the Lunar New Year.

It is held at Mira Mesa Community Park and is a large 3-day celebration that celebrates the beginning of Spring and a fresh start to the New Year.

San Diego Tet Festival 2019 will be celebrating the Year of the Pig. Attracting more than 25,000 people every year from all over the city, the 3-day celebration features free admission, a number of new attractions, activities, games, food and live entertainment, including, but not limited to, A-list Vietnamese singers and performers, lion dancing, firecrackers and some of our most popular programs, the Miss Vietnam of San Diego pageant, Step-Up Dance and Golden Voice.

Prospective Program (subject to change):

Friday, February 8th:
• Youth Night
• B-boy Battle, Step-Up Dance Competition
• Pageant Fashion Show

Saturday, February 9th:
• Opening Ceremony with City Official's speeches
• Red Envelopes for Kids, Lion Dance
• Miss Vietnam San Diego Pageant Competition ft. popular Vietnamese Artists (to be announced)

Sunday, February 10th:
• Mock Wedding Ceremony
• Golden Voice, Dog Contest
• Popular Vietnamese Artists (to be announced)
• Kid's Spotlight at Cultural Village

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Mira Mesa Community Park
8575 New Salem St
San Diego, CA 92126
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Dates & times:
Friday, February 8 - 5:00 PM
Saturday, February 9 - 10:00 AM
Sunday, February 10 - 10:00 AM

For more information, please visit: www.sdtet.com
10:30 AM San Diego Jewish Film Festival The mission of the San Diego International Jewish Film Festival is to offer outstanding world cinema that promotes awareness, appreciation, and pride in the diversity of the Jewish culture. Festival programs aim to educate and illuminate through evocative, independent fiction and documentary films that portray the Jewish experience from current and historical global perspectives.

Now in its 29th year, the San Diego International Jewish Film Festival has become one of the largest and most highly acclaimed Jewish Film Festivals in the country. Today, with more than 17,000 ticket holders, SDJFF is the most widely attended annual Jewish cultural event in San Diego. The 11-day Festival features over 80 screenings of international films at five theatre venues: Reading Cinemas Town Square, Edwards San Marcos 18, Museum of Photographic Arts , Project Bar & Grill and the Garfield Theatre at the JCC.

Film Schedule & Tickets

Admission/Cost: $5 - $15.25, Special screenings extra. Festival passes available.

Locations:
Clairemont Reading Cinemas
4665 Clairemont Drive
San Diego, CA 92117
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Museum Of Photographic Arts
1649 El Prado
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
BALBOA PARK MAP
MAP - [Park Map]

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Edwards San Marcos Stadium
1180 W San Marcos Blvd
San Marcos, CA
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from February 6 to February 17, 2019
Thursday, February 7 - Films begin at: 7:00 PM
Friday, February 8 - Films begin at: 11:00 AM
Saturday, February 9 - Films begin at: 7:00 PM
Sunday, February 10 - Films begin at: 10:30 AM
Monday, February 11 - Films begin at: 1:30 PM
Tuesday, February 12 - Films begin at: 1:30 PM
Wednesday, February 13 - Films begin at: 1:00 PM
Thursday, February 14 - Films begin at: 1:30 PM
Friday, February 15 - Films begin at: 11:00 AM
Saturday, February 16 - Films begin at: 7:00 PM
Sunday, February 17 - Films begin at: 1:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sdcjc.org
11:00 AM Chinese New Year at Balboa Park Come celebrate Chinese New Year 2019 at the International Cottages of Balboa Park. The event will be filled with Lion Dance, Dragon Dance, Chinese performances, Kung-Fu, Chinese Specialty food.

Admission/Cost: FREE

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

Dates & times:
Saturday, February 9 - 11:00 AM
Sunday, February 10 - 11:00 AM

For more information, please visit: www.sdhpr.org
11:00 AM Chinese Brush Panda Painting Workshop Chinese painting has a rich history as an enduring art form and is well known throughout the world. Traditionally, Chinese painting is done on rice paper or thin silk, using a variety of brushes, Chinese ink, and dye. Chinese painting covers a variety of subjects: portrait, landscape, flowers, birds, animals, and insects. Panda is one of the most popular animals in Chinese painting.

Welcome to join us to create your panda baby!

Schedule of special Chinese New Year workshops at the Chinese Historical Museum:

Chinese Woodblock New Year Print Workshop - February 9
Chinese Brush Panda Painting Workshop - February 10
Chinese Calligraphy Workshop - February 16
Piggy Cuties Workshop - February 16
Chinese Brush Panda Painting Workshop - February 17

Admission/Cost: FREE - $5

Location:
San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
404 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

February 10 - 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
11:00 AM Chinese Hand Fan Worshop When exactly the Chinese invented hand fans is not recorded. However, we do know that it was rather a discovery of the fanning function. It all started when a farmer was irritated by lots of flies and mosquitoes, he was so frustrated that he picked a big leaf with a long stem from a plant close by to drive the pests away. To his delight, his effort resulted in cooling air movements. Hence, the hand fan was invented.

In ancient China, fans came in various shapes and forms (such as in a leaf, oval or a half-moon shape), and were made in different materials such as silk, bamboo, feathers, etc. A particular status and gender would be associated with a specific type of fan. More than 3,000 years ago, Chinese hand fans were made with bird
11:30 AM International Dance Festival Dances from around the world will be performed by members of San Diego dancing clubs as part of the colorful International Dance Festival. Members are dedicated to promoting and encouraging dancing as a social recreation. Member clubs offer classes for beginners and experienced dancers. All clubs welcome new dancers.

Schedule (many with audience participation):
11:30 AM
11:30 AM Lunar New Year Lion Dance and Firecracker show Come join us for our annual Lunar New Year Lion Dance and Firecracker show. It
12:00 PM Asian Treasures Sale Celebrate Year of the Pig at the Discovery Shop. Pick up tea sets, kimonos, rugs, jewelry, antiques, and other Asian-themed decor. Purchases help fund cancer research and patient support.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
American Cancer Society Discovery Shop
16787 Bernardo Center Drive, Suite A1
San Diego, CA 92128
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Dates & times:
Saturday, February 9 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday, February 10 - 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.discoveryshops.org
12:00 PM Lunar New Year Performance Join us for a Lunar New Year celebration!

The Southern-Sea Dragon and Lion Dance Association will entertain us with a complimentary 30-minute Lion Dance performance!

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch
13490 Pacific Highlands Ranch Pkwy
San Diego, CA 92130
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Sunday, February 10 - 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
12:30 PM Book Sigining: Broad Awakening This is an opportunity to meet international author, Mickey Brent.

This public literary event is hosted by the Women's Museum of California. Mickey Brent is a multicultural author and creative writing teacher. She spent nearly two decades living in Europe and writes quirky stories about Europeans, their diverse cultures, languages and lifestyles.

Please visit MickeyBrent.com for more information about Mickey and her recent LGBTQ novel, Broad Awakening, the sequel to Underwater Vibes."

Both books were published by Bold Strokes Books, an award-winning New York publisher committed to quality and diversity in LGBTQ fiction.

Admission/Cost: $5

Location:
Women's Museum Of California
2730 Historic Decatur Rd #103
San Diego, CA
MAP

Sunday, February 10 - 4:30 PM
1:30 PM Shen Yun Chinese Music and Dance Shen Yun returns with an all-new program for Chinese New Year with a 5000-year journey through ancient dynasties and faraway lands including 100 dancers and singers, 1000 hand-made costumes, 20 sets and animated backdrops accompanied by a concert orchestra blending Western and Chinese instruments. Expatriate Chinese Falun Gong practitioners living in North America founded Shen Yun in 2006 in New York. The show features contemporary scenes of a political nature.

Admission/Cost: $80 - $180

Location:
California Center for the Arts
340 North Escondido Boulevard
Escondido, CA 92025
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Thursday, February 7 to Sunday, February 17, 2019
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays - 7:30 PM
Wednesdays and Saturdays - 2:00 PM
Sundays - 1:30 PM
2:00 PM Opera: Rigoletto The lecherous Duke of Mantua seduces wives and daughters while his hunchbacked Jester, Rigoletto, adds insult to injury by ridiculing their husbands and fathers. Finally, the joke goes too far and a furious father proclaims a curse on Rigoletto. The curse comes to life as the Duke seduces Rigoletto
3:00 PM San Diego Kuumba Festival Kuumbafest is San Diego's longest running and premier celebration of African-American expression, culture, and heritage.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $25

Location:
The Lyceum
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Dates & times:
Friday, February 8 - 6:00 PM
Saturday, February 9 - 1:00 PM
Sunday, February 10 - 3:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sdrep.org
3:00 PM Stage: Bojo's Place To commemorate Black History Month, Community Actors Theatre presents Jennie Hamilton's "finger popping, toe tapping,
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