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Sunday, Sep 15
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Herencia Mexicana Festival
12:00 PM Sephardic Festival
12:00 PM Fiesta de Independencia
2:00 PM Stage: The Virgin Trial
2:00 PM Stage: Amadeus
2:00 PM Stage: Kiss My Aztec
4:00 PM Music: Haydn Voyages
5:00 PM Talk on Leonardo da Vinci
6:30 PM Diabolo Dance Theatre
7:00 PM Stage: Kiss My Aztec
7:00 PM Stage: Amadeus
Monday, Sep 16
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Shakespeare Improv
Tuesday, Sep 17
All Day Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 PM Open Reading: The Tempest
7:30 PM Book Signing: Meg Waite Clayton
7:30 PM Stage: Kiss My Aztec
Wednesday, Sep 18
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:30 PM Film: All is True
6:30 PM Film: Selena
7:00 PM Stage: Amadeus
7:30 PM Stage: The Virgin Trial
7:30 PM Stage: Kiss My Aztec
Thursday, Sep 19
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM Talk: Is America Facing an Immigration Crisis?
7:00 PM Diplomacy Council Annual Fundraiser and Anniversary Party
7:00 PM One Book, One San Diego Launch
7:30 PM Film: The Soul And The Blood
7:30 PM Stage: The Virgin Trial
8:00 PM Stage: Amadeus
8:00 PM Stage: Kiss My Aztec
Friday, Sep 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 AM Discussion: Innovation in the Cali Baja Region
6:00 PM Film: Coco
7:30 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
7:30 PM Russian Ballet: Swan Lake
8:00 PM Stage: The Winter's Tale
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
8:00 PM Stage: Intimate Apparel
8:00 PM Stage: The Virgin Trial
8:00 PM Stage: Amadeus
8:00 PM Stage: Kiss My Aztec
Saturday, Sep 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Vista Viking Festival
10:00 AM Adams Avenue Street Fair
12:00 PM Taste Of South Park
12:30 PM Dance: Harvest Festival
2:00 PM The Winter's Tale
2:00 PM Stage: Amadeus
2:00 PM Stage: Kiss My Aztec
3:00 PM Stage: Intimate Apparel
3:00 PM The Virgin Trial
4:00 PM Book Discussion: Halal If You Hear Me
7:30 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
8:00 PM Jewish Short Film Festival
8:00 PM Music: Patrizio Buanne
8:00 PM Stage: The Virgin Trial
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
8:00 PM Stage: Amadeus
8:00 PM Stage: The Winter's Tale
8:00 PM Stage: Intimate Apparel
8:00 PM Stage: Kiss My Aztec
Sunday, Sep 22
All Day Jewish Short Film Festival
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Defining Place/Space: Contemporary Photography From Australia
10:00 AM Adams Avenue Street Fair
12:30 PM Dance: Harvest Festival
2:00 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
2:00 PM Stage: Intimate Apparel
2:00 PM Stage: The Virgin Trial
2:00 PM The Winter's Tale
2:00 PM Stage: Amadeus
2:00 PM Stage: Kiss My Aztec
3:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
4:00 PM Music: The Pirates Of Penzance
6:00 PM Music: Lucibela, Cape Verde's Voice-of-Gold
7:00 PM Staged Reading: King Lear
7:00 PM Stage: Amadeus
7:00 PM Stage: Kiss My Aztec
8:00 PM Music: Herb Alpert and Lani Hall
Monday, Sep 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Sep 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM Film: Moka
7:30 PM Stage: Kiss My Aztec
Wednesday, Sep 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 PM Film: Coco
7:00 PM Stage: Amadeus
7:30 PM Stage: The Virgin Trial
7:30 PM Stage: Kiss My Aztec
Thursday, Sep 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Soaring Eagles Pow Wow Dance Class
7:00 PM Stage: Noura
7:30 PM Stage: Intimate Apparel
7:30 PM Stage: The Virgin Trial
8:00 PM Stage: Noura
8:00 PM Stage: The Winter's Tale
8:00 PM Stage: Amadeus
8:00 PM Stage: Kiss My Aztec
Friday, Sep 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Music: Alejandro Sanz
7:30 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
8:00 PM Stage: Man of La Mancha
8:00 PM Stage: The Virgin Trial
8:00 PM Stage: Noura
8:00 PM Stage: The Winter's Tale
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
8:00 PM Stage: Amadeus
8:00 PM Stage: Intimate Apparel
8:00 PM Stage: Kiss My Aztec
Saturday, Sep 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM North San Diego Latino Book & Family Festival
11:00 AM San Diego Cabrillo Festival
2:00 PM Stage: Amadeus
2:00 PM Stage: Kiss My Aztec
3:00 PM The Virgin Trial
3:00 PM Stage: Intimate Apparel
3:30 PM Film: Island Soldier
7:30 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
8:00 PM Film: Yesterday
8:00 PM Stage: Noura
8:00 PM Stage: The Winter's Tale
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
8:00 PM Stage: The Virgin Trial
8:00 PM Stage: Amadeus
8:00 PM Stage: Man of La Mancha
8:00 PM Stage: Intimate Apparel
8:00 PM Stage: Kiss My Aztec

Museums & Exhibitions

Check out these museum exhibitions and special showings!

Calendar
06/01/2019 - Dragons Exhibit Opening
The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum is pleased to announce Dragons, exploring the symbolism of China's Most Revered Creature. In SDCHM's permanent collection, these mythical creatures decorate a variety of artifacts, ranging from flags and tapestries to clothing and jewelry—a true exploration into these symbols of nobility, power, strength, and protection through historical and contemporary Chinese culture.

The opening festivities include a traditional lion dance by the Southern Sea Dragon and Lion Dance Association, plenty of fun educational activities for children, and more!

11:00 - 11:30 AM - Member Exclusive Tour
12:00 PM - Performance by the Southern Sea Dragon & Lion Dance Association

Admission/Cost: $5

Location:
Dr. Sun Yat Sen Memorial Extension
328 J Street
San Diego, CA
MAP

Saturday, June 1 - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM

If you are a member and would like to attend the Member Exclusive Tour at 11:00 AM on June 1, please RSVP to ashley.moy@sdchm.org
05/26/2019 - 39th Annual Ethnic Food Fair
The cottages will be serving ethnic food, and entertainment will be presented on the stage. Sample the culinary treats of 20+ participating cultures and witness performances in native costumes.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
House of Pacific Relations
International Cottages
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
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Sunday, May 26 - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
05/19/2019 - House of Israel Annual Lawn Program
The annual Lawn Program of the House of Israel is held every year on a Sunday, typically in April or May. (See schedule for specifics)

The entertainment is a colorful display of singers and dancers, who will share their ethnic and cultural history by performing dances and songs in beautiful costumes showing Israel's tradition in a most charming way. Additional entertainment has included a men's choir singing traditional songs from Israel.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
HPR International Cottages
2191 W. Pan American Road
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Sunday, May 19 - 2:00 PM
03/30/2019 - San Diego Chinese Choral Concert
The San Diego Chinese Choral Society will hold a concert, titled Music and Imagination. The choir will perform liturgical music, works by Rossini and songs from the Chinese musical tradition, with a piano solo (selections from Schumann's Kreisleriana) by Lesi Mei. Age limit: 18+

Admission/Cost: $15

Location:
Good Samaritan Episcopal Church
4321 Eastgate Mall
San Diego, CA 92121
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Saturday, March 30 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
03/07/2019 - Opera on Film: Anna Karenina
A spectacular, breathtaking, emotional, high-tech production based on the masterpiece by Leo Tolstoy. The dramatic love story between the married Anna Karenina and a dashing military officer, Alexey Vronsky, takes place amidst the glitter and luxury of the Russian nobility in the second half of the 19th century.

​The musical's characters struggle with overwhelming feelings of love and betrayal, passion and duty, hope and desperation. Although almost a century and a half has passed since the time of the story, the events unfolding before the audience are gripping and touching in their timeless quality.

Filmed at the Moscow Operetta Theatre.

Featuring Moscow musical scene stars Ekaterina Guseva, Natalia Bystrova, Sergey Lee, Andrey Birin, Alexander Marakulin, Lika Rulla, from a score by Roman Ignatyev and a libretto by Yuliy Kim.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $17

Location:
The Lot (La Jolla)
7611 Fay Avenue,
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Thursday, March 7 - 6:30 PM to 8:45 PM

For more information, please visit: www.facebook.com
02/15/2019 - Romantic ArtStops with the SD Shakespeare Society
A Valentine's Day Tour. Free with Museum admission! Enjoy an evening of art and poetry with this special after-hours collaboration with the San Diego Shakespeare Society. Tour the Museum's romantic works of art while enjoying performances of some of the most beautiful love poems ever written. Tours will meet and begin in Museum rotunda. Tours start at 6:00 PM and at 7:00 PM

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
San Diego Museum of Art
Balboa Park
1450 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Friday, February 15 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
01/09/2019 - Lecture: Balboa Parks Two Great Exposition 1915 & 1935
Dotted with numerous cultural institutions, distinct architecture, and home to the World-Famous San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park has been dubbed "San Diego's Cultural Hub, "and "a place with something for everyone!" Located just a few miles away from the Gaslamp Quarter this sprawling urban park can credit its creation to two great expositions- one in 1915 and one in 1935. Join us for our first History Talks! Lecture of 2019 as guest speaker Michael Kelly, President of The Committee of One Hundred, presents The Story of the Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive Project. Get an inside look at images and documents from the historic Exposition and insight to how The Committee of One Hundred has worked to preserve the architecture, gardens and public spaces of Balboa Park since 1967. History Talks! is a monthly lecture series presented by the Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House. Each month a local historian or specialist will delve into topics related to San Diego and the Davis-Horton House to bring a unique glimpse into the history of our city. Come hear history come alive.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $5

Location:
Chuang Archive and Learning Center
541-B Second Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Wednesday, January 9 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 338-9888
09/15/2018 - Art: Beyond The Age Of Reason
Beyond the Age of Reason features artists who contemplate how faith meshes with contemporary life, the role of ritual and symbolism, and the metamorphosis of traditional symbols as they become immersed in popular culture. Using materials and principles of design that place them firmly in the world of contemporary art, this show incorporates both traditional media and modern technologies. This exhibition is multicultural and addresses many faiths, as seen through the filter of artists who pose questions, make comparisons, find commonalities, challenge customs and encourage discussion. Some viewers may find parts of these works irreverent, but the presence of religious iconography in contemporary art indicates that questions of faith are still relevant. Throughout history, artists and their images have played an integral part in shaping religion and religious leaders have found power in pictures, often commissioning artists to create works to validate or nullify beliefs. Beyond the Age of Reason acknowledges these historical underpinnings of faith-based iconography as the exhibition's individual artists put this iconography through its full range of plastic possibilities. Curated by Debby and Larry Kline.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $5

Location:
San Diego Art Institute
Balboa Park
1439 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Saturday, September 15 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 239-0011 or visit: www.sandiego-art.org

09/15/2018 - Chinese Historical Museum World in Porcelain Opening
This collection highlights the fascination Europeans had with technically sophisticated "Fine China," beginning in the mid-1500s during the Ming Dynasty until the early 1800s and the Qing Dynasty. Porcelain, from an Italian word, was a ceramic high-fire ware developed in China about 2,000 years ago. According to Christie's Auction House, "'Made in China' was once the ultimate mark of sophistication for Western porcelain enthusiasts. Chinese export porcelain was crafted with the same technical virtuosity as Chinese Imperial porcelain, but designed to Western taste." Designs were of both Chinese and Western motifs.

The Museum will first celebrate with a 3 PM reception at the Chuang Archive and Learning Center. Attendees will then walk over to the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Extension at 328 J Street to be the first to view the exclusive porcelain pieces spanning three centuries of trade history.

Learn about the manufacturing process of porcelain that was held in secret by Chinese artisans at our exhibition, which will run from September 15, 2018 to January 19, 2019.

Please RSVP

Admission/Cost: $5

Location:
San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
404 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, September 15 - 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 338-9888 or visit: www.sdchm.org
07/27/2018 - Outdoor Performance: Telling Epic Tales
As part of SDMA's Steps Series of live art events and performances, come celebrate Epic Tales from Ancient India in style at this outdoor community event, which includes a Bollywood-inspired dance performance, art-making activities, henna artists, and rangoli.

Performances and activities include:
• Dance by Andaaz Dance Academy
• Henna by Henna Trendz
• Rangoli by Jagruti Maniar
• Art by Suresh Mahajan and Casey Gomez
• Modern Indian Textiles from Chetas Worldwide
• Indian Jewelry from Anjana Satyamurthy
• DJ Roberto Hernandez
• A block printing activity
• A peek at our new book Peacocks and Palaces—Exploring the Art of India

…and more to come!

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
San Diego Museum of Art
Balboa Park
1450 El Prado
San Diego CA 92101
MAP

Friday, July 27 - 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 232-7931 or visit:
www.sdmart.org
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