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Friday, Jan 19
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Nuno Trunk Show
12:00 PM Gallery: Art of the Americas
6:00 PM Talk by Taner Akšam on Armenian Genocide
7:00 PM Music: German Lopez
7:00 PM Stage: Twelfth Night
8:00 PM Stage: Hamilton
8:00 PM Stage: Outside Mullingar
8:00 PM Stage: The Color of Light
Saturday, Jan 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 AM Stage: The Mousetrap
10:00 AM Nuno Trunk Show
10:30 AM Tangines & Couscous: A History
12:00 PM DIY Kimchi Workshop
12:00 PM CRY Color the Sky Kite Festival
2:00 PM Talk: Sheldon Lou, Conemporary Chinese Economic and Political Landscapes.
2:00 PM Stage: Building the Wall
2:00 PM Stage: Hamilton
3:00 PM Stage: The Last Wife
5:30 PM Fusion Persian/Indian Benefit Concert
6:00 PM Museum Exhibition: The Language of Things
6:00 PM Comhaltas Open House
6:30 PM Camarada's Villa-Lobos And Friends Remix
7:00 PM Los Angeles Balalaika Orchestra
7:00 PM Stage: Twelfth Night
8:00 PM Stage: Outside Mullingar
8:00 PM Stage: Building the Wall
8:00 PM Music: Places in Time
8:00 PM Stage: The Last Wife
8:00 PM Stage: Pygmalion
8:00 PM Stage: Smoke on the Mountain
8:00 PM Stage: The Color of Light
8:00 PM Stage: Hamilton
Sunday, Jan 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 AM Stage: Around the World in Eighty Days
2:00 PM Stage: Outside Mullingar
2:00 PM Enfrascada Free Reading
2:00 PM Music: Places in Time
2:00 PM Stage: The Last Wife
2:00 PM Stage: Sound of Music
2:00 PM Indian Cultural Art Showcase
6:00 PM Django Jazz Fest
6:30 PM Stage: Hamilton
7:00 PM Stage: The Last Wife
Monday, Jan 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 PM Film: Nothing Truer than Truth
Tuesday, Jan 23
7:00 PM Stage: Hamilton
7:30 PM Pictographic Clues on the Cultural Landscape
Wednesday, Jan 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Smoke on the Mountain
6:00 PM Talk: China in the Wake of the Party Conference
7:00 PM Stage: Hamilton
7:30 PM Stage: The Last Wife
7:30 PM Stage: Smoke on the Mountain
Thursday, Jan 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Hamilton
7:30 PM Film: In Guerra Per Amore
7:30 PM Stage: The Last Wife
7:30 PM Stage: Smoke on the Mountain
7:30 PM Music: Percussion Lovefest
8:00 PM Stage: The Color of Light
Friday, Jan 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 AM Stage: The Mousetrap
8:00 PM Stage: Outside Mullingar
8:00 PM Stage: The Last Wife
8:00 PM Stage: Pygmalion
8:00 PM Stage: Smoke on the Mountain
8:00 PM Stage: The Color of Light
8:00 PM Stage: Hamilton
Saturday, Jan 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 AM Stage: The Mousetrap
2:00 PM Film: Finding Samuel Lowe
2:00 PM Stage: Hamilton
3:00 PM Stage: The Last Wife
4:00 PM Stage: Smoke on the Mountain
7:30 PM Music: Daruish
7:30 PM Building Puppets in Prague
8:00 PM Stage: Outside Mullingar
8:00 PM Stage: The Last Wife
8:00 PM Stage: Pygmalion
8:00 PM Stage: Building the Wall
8:00 PM Stage: Smoke on the Mountain
8:00 PM Stage: The Color of Light
8:00 PM Stage: Les MisÚrables
8:00 PM Stage: Hamilton
10:00 PM Stage: Maria De Buenos Aires
Sunday, Jan 28
12:00 AM Stage: Around the World in Eighty Days
1:00 PM Stage Hamilton
1:00 PM Stage: Les MisÚrables
1:30 PM Discussion: The Butterfly Project
2:00 PM Stage: Outside Mullingar
2:00 PM Stage: The Last Wife
2:00 PM Music: Farofa
2:00 PM Jimmy and Enrique
2:00 PM House of India Lawn Program
2:00 PM Stage: Pygmalion
2:00 PM Stage: The Mousetrap
2:00 PM Stage: Building the Wall
2:00 PM Stage: Smoke on the Mountain
2:00 PM Stage: Around the World in Eighty Days
4:30 PM Stage: Les MisÚrables
5:00 PM Tibetan Bowl Concert & Book Launch
6:30 PM Music: Pepe Aguilar
7:00 PM Stage: The Last Wife
7:00 PM Stage: Around the World in Eighty Days
Monday, Jan 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Jan 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Wednesday, Jan 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Stage: The Last Wife
Thursday, Feb 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Stage: The Last Wife
8:00 PM Stage: The Color of Light
San Diego's Chicano Park
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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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In 1973, Salvador Torres' idea of covering the drab concrete pillars and walls with murals was put into action. Due to efforts of local artists and artists from Mexico, Los Angeles and Sacramento, Torres' dream became a reality over the next seven years (For a complete list of artists and murals, go to www.chicano-park.org and click on "Murals").

In 1977, a Kiosko (kiosk) in the style of a Mayan Temple was built as a center for dance and music performances, weddings, music, and a variety of other sorts of gatherings. Local icon Ramon "Chunky" Sanchez even wrote a theme-song, the Chicano Park Samba, to musically relay the story of their treasured park. With much love and appreciation pouring into Chicano Park, it quickly became the hub of Chicano culture in San Diego.
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Though other issues have arisen and new struggles have been endured, to this day Chicano Park stands as a reminder of the pride and solidarity of our city's Chicano community. It is a testament to the power of community action over bureaucracy. It serves as a resonant reminder to all minorities that to be an American citizen does not require the relinquishing of cultural identity.
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