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Friday, Apr 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
05:30 PM Pac Arts Spring Showcase: Born to Dance
06:30 PM Passport to Africa
07:00 PM International Expo and Cultural Fashion Show
07:00 PM Stage: Aladdin
07:00 PM Book Signing: Cereus and the Rarest Thing
07:35 PM Pac Arts Spring Showcase: Honor Thy Father
08:00 PM Blurred Borders Dance Festival
08:00 PM Stage: A Little Night Music
Saturday, Apr 30
All Day Indian Classical Music Fest
All Day International Mobile Film Festival
All Day Adams Avenue Unplugged
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Bella Italia Car Show
11:00 AM Cafι e Cultura: Brazilian Meetup
11:00 AM Book Signing: Lisa See
12:00 PM Adams Avenue Unplugged
12:30 PM San Diego Student Shakespeare Festival
01:00 PM Sogetsu Ikebana Demonstration
01:00 PM Pac Arts Spring Showcase: 3688 (想入飞飞)
03:15 PM Pac Arts Spring Showcase: Born to Dance
05:00 PM Spring Gala: Brazil
05:25 PM Pac Arts Spring Showcase: The Lost Arcade
06:00 PM Passport to Worlds of Music: Iran
07:00 PM World Music Ensemble
07:00 PM Stage: Aladdin
07:45 PM Pac Arts Spring Showcase: Heart Attack
08:00 PM Blurred Borders Dance Festival
08:00 PM Stage: A Little Night Music
Sunday, May 1
All Day International Mobile Film Festival
All Day Adams Avenue Unplugged
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:30 AM Fiesta de los Penasquitos
11:00 AM Opening for Cuban Art Exhibition
12:00 PM House of Poland Lawn Program
01:00 PM Pac Arts Spring Showcase: A Filmless Festival (没有电影的电)
02:00 PM Mexican Music and Dance: Mitotili Poblana
02:00 PM Music: Besos de Coco
03:00 PM Linda Vista Anniversary Concert
03:00 PM Pac Arts Spring Showcase: Animated Shorts Program – China Now
04:00 PM Stage: Aladdin
05:10 PM Pac Arts Spring Showcase: Spark (星火)
07:20 PM Pac Arts Spring Showcase: The River of Life (生命的河流)
Monday, May 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
05:25 PM Pac Arts Spring Showcase: Heart Attack
06:00 PM Javanese Gamelan: Music and Dance of Java
06:00 PM Climate Change and National Security: Science and Policy
08:00 PM Pac Arts Spring Showcase: Three Stories of Love (恋人たち)
Tuesday, May 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
05:10 PM Pac Arts Spring Showcase: 3688 (想入飞飞)
05:30 PM Latino Americans: 500 Years of History
07:00 PM Worldview Project International Book Club
07:20 PM Pac Arts Spring Showcase: Right Now, Wrong Then (지금은맞고그)
09:45 PM Pac Arts Spring Showcase: Mystery Kung Fu Theater
Wednesday, May 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
05:00 PM Pac Arts Spring Showcase: Honor Thy Father
06:30 PM Music: Jarabe Mexicano
07:25 PM Pac Arts Spring Showcase: Right Now, Wrong Then (지금은맞고그)
08:00 PM Music: La Original Banda el Limon
Thursday, May 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM The History of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court
03:30 PM Music: Nortec Collective
06:45 PM Pac Arts Spring Showcase: Sweet 20
07:00 PM Music: Yeni Turku
07:30 PM Pac Arts Spring Showcase: Sweet 20
08:00 PM Music: Mariachi el Bronx
08:00 PM Stage: A Little Night Music
Friday, May 6
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
04:00 PM Cinco de Mayo Old Town
07:00 PM Film: Cinco de Mayo, La Batalla
07:00 PM Stage: Aladdin
07:30 PM RaGa Vaibhavam
08:00 PM Stage: A Little Night Music
Saturday, May 7
All Day Asian Cultural Festival of San Diego
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
09:00 AM Cinco de Mayo Old Town
10:00 AM Stone Tool Workshop
12:00 PM Saturday Picnic and Ukranian Bandura Music in the Park
02:00 PM Stage: Aladdin
07:00 PM Stage: Aladdin
08:00 PM Stage: A Little Night Music
Sunday, May 8
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Cinco de Mayo Old Town
02:00 PM House of Denmark Lawn Program
04:00 PM Stage: Aladdin
Monday, May 9
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, May 10
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
05:30 PM Latino Americans: 500 Years of History
Wednesday, May 11
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Thursday, May 12
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
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The Convoy Corridor, in Kearny Mesa, nestled in between the 805, 52 and 163 freeways, is home to more than 200 Asian-American owned businesses. Though known to many in San Diego as the place to go to fulfill cravings for authentic Korean and Chinese (and Japanese and Thai and Vietnamese . . .) food, this area includes a variety of cultural and entertainment offerings appealing and open to all.

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Today San Diego's Little Italy is a bustling commercial, dining and entertainment district. But more than a half century ago, it was a largely residential area populated by Italian families, most of which were involved in San Diego's thriving tuna industry. Over the next few decades, Little Italy became a self-contained neighborhood with its own grocery stores, bakeries, restaurants, a Catholic church, an elementary school, a drugstore, and a fire department. Then a half century ago the community was cut in half by the expansion of San Diego's freeway system, devastating a once thriving community. Read about Little Italy's rich past and about local efforts to preserve the neighborhood's unique ethnic character and identity.

By Tony Rocco
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A stone's throw from the Gaslamp Quarter, on the corner of 3rd Avenue and J Street, lies the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum. The museum offers San Diegans an artifactual, pictorial and interactive look into the history of San Diego's Chinese-American inhabitants. Admission is an affordable $2. The museum features numerous cultural, historical and artistic displays as well as regularly held educational programs for children and adults. For a small extra fee the museum also offers docent-lead tours of the permanent collection and featured exhibits as well as tours of the remnants of San Diego's former Chinatown.

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Kourosh Taghavi, instrumentalist, vocalist and Persian classical musician boasts a passionate approach to music that has impacted audiences around the world. His collaborative projects with master musicians and local cultural organizations work to fulfill his lifelong dream to promote Persian classical music. More recently, his ongoing efforts with the Center for World Music bring the setar and Iranian culture to San Diego school districts through hands-on instruction in Persian classical music.


By Amanda Kelly
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Home to 48 million people, South Korea takes great pride in its traditions and history. A great example is its delightful food culture that, despite having influenced by other cultures over time, has remained unique among the world's cuisines.

By Julie Park

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The Center for World Music is a unique nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster awareness and understanding of the world's diverse performing arts and cultures through public performances and teaching. Its primary purpose is to draw public attention to the diversity of the world's performing arts traditions: Asian, African, European, Latin American, and American.
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Room to Read started with book donations to a rural community in Nepal. Founded by ex-Microsoft executive John Wood, they are now a global organization dedicated to promoting and enabling education through programs focused on literacy and gender equality in education. They achieve this goal by establishing school libraries, building schools, publishing local language children's books, training teachers on literacy education and supporting girls to complete secondary school with the life skills neccessary to succeed in school and beyond.

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If you've never visited San Diego's Chicano Park, you might imagine that it is just another typical park: grass and trees, playgrounds and picnic tables, weekend gatherings of families and friends. However, unlike other parks, Chicano Park is steeped in a profound sociopolitical history of Chicano life in our city.

By Jordan Tresham and Tom Johnston-O'Neill
Photos by Shimona Carvalho

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The music of Brazil is fundamental to its culture. Any traveler to Brazil can easily find music on the streets and beaches, outside restaurants, and in bars and houses. In Rio de Janeiro, Brazilians grow up playing drums, dancing and/or singing. Brazilian music was born five centuries ago out of the melding of different cultures: Portuguese, African, and the indigenous Amerindian. The two most successful musical genres to come out of Brazil are Samba and Bossa Nova.

By Hazel Villasin and Julie Park

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