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Wednesday, Jun 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day San Diego County Fair
8:30 AM 17th Annual World Refugee Day Celebration
12:00 PM Seminar: Race, Gender, and Reproductive Politics
2:00 PM Stage: Once
7:00 PM Film: Murder on the Orient Express
7:00 PM Film: Budapest Noir
7:00 PM Film: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
7:30 PM Stage: Once
8:00 PM Film: Selena
8:00 PM Stage: Mamma Mia!
8:00 PM Stage: The Tempest
Thursday, Jun 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day San Diego County Fair
10:00 AM Workshop: Italian for Travelers Workshop
11:00 AM Film: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
12:00 PM Make Music Day
5:00 PM House of France: Make Music Day
6:00 PM Epic Tales from Ancient India Sculpture & Cocktails
7:00 PM Music: Remezcla Fronteriza Concert
7:00 PM Songs and Stories: Transformation through Rhythm & Word
7:00 PM Discussion: Sephardic Philosophy
7:30 PM Film: La Ragazza del Mondo
7:30 PM Stage: Once
8:00 PM Stage: Mamma Mia!
8:00 PM Stage: The Tempest
Friday, Jun 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day San Diego County Fair
10:00 AM Celebrate Immigrants in San Diego
7:00 PM Storytelling: Highland Games
8:00 PM Film: Schonefeld Boulevard
8:00 PM Stage: Mamma Mia!
8:00 PM Stage: The Tempest
8:00 PM Stage: Once
Saturday, Jun 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day San Diego County Fair
9:00 AM 45th Annual San Diego Scottish Highland Games
9:30 AM Art workshop: Origami and Haiku
10:00 AM 16th Annual Art Club Show
4:00 PM Stage: Once
8:00 PM Music: Jungle Fire
8:00 PM Stage: Mamma Mia!
8:00 PM Stage: Once
Sunday, Jun 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day San Diego County Fair
9:00 AM 45th Annual San Diego Scottish Highland Games
10:30 AM Film: Das Wunder Von Bern
12:00 PM House of Sweden Midsummer Celebration
12:30 PM Book Signing: Priscilla Lister
2:00 PM Book Signing: Lenore Wade
2:00 PM Stage: Once
6:30 PM Documentary: On Her Shoulders
7:00 PM Music: Yuri y Pandora
8:00 PM Music: Seu Jorge
8:00 PM Stage: Mamma Mia!
Monday, Jun 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Music: Oscar Aragon
Tuesday, Jun 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Lecture: NAFTA and U.S.-Mexico relations
6:30 PM Dance Class: Kizomba Dance Class
7:30 PM Stage: The King and I
Wednesday, Jun 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day San Diego County Fair
2:00 PM Stage: Once
6:00 PM Film: Wild Strawberries
6:00 PM Film: Murder on the Orient Express
6:30 PM Film: Coco
7:30 PM Stage: The King and I
7:30 PM Stage: Once
8:00 PM Stage: Mamma Mia!
Thursday, Jun 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day San Diego County Fair
7:00 PM Discussion: Sephardic Philosophy
7:30 PM Stage: The King and I
7:30 PM Stage: Once
8:00 PM Stage: Mamma Mia!
Friday, Jun 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day San Diego County Fair
7:30 PM Stage: The King and I
8:00 PM Stage: Mamma Mia!
8:00 PM Stage: Once
Saturday, Jun 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day San Diego County Fair
4:00 PM Stage: Once
7:30 PM Stage: The King and I
8:00 PM Stage: Mamma Mia!
8:00 PM Stage: Once
Sunday, Jul 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day San Diego County Fair
2:00 PM Stage: Once
6:30 PM Stage: The King and I
Monday, Jul 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: The Tempest
Tuesday, Jul 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Calendar

< Saturday, January 27, 2018 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Stage

A Thousand Splendid Suns
Until June 24, 2018

Mama Mia!
Until June 30, 2018

Avenue Q
Until July 1, 2018

Once
Until July 22, 2018

The Tempest
Until July 22, 2018

Exhibitions and Art

Epic Tales from Ancient India
Until September 3, 2018

The Big White Dress
Until July 1, 2018

Israel: 70 Years of Craft and Design
Until September 3, 2018

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

Kids Meet Mandarin
Ongoing Fridays

Chinese Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Spanish Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Bilingual Storytime
Ongoing Fridays

Classes and Workshops

African Djembe Drumming
Ongoing Wednesday

Irish Gaelic Conversation Circle
Ongoing Tuesdays

Tai Chi Workshop
Ongoing Saturdays

Shakespeare&Tea
Ongoing Sundays

African Dance Class
Ongoing Sundays

Dancing With The Brush: Chinese Brush Painting And Calligraphy
Ongoing Tuesdays

Middle-Eastern Drum and Belly Dance Class
Ongoing Mondays

Salsa Class
Ongoing Tuesdays

Urban Art & More
Ongoing Tuesdays

Mandarin Meetup
Ongoing Wednesdays

Cultural Tours and Excursions

Tequila, Tacos, & Tombstones: Old Town Tour
ongoing Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Tijuana Street Food Tour
ongoing Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays

Puerto Nuevo Lobster Dinner
ongoing Saturdays

Tijuana Seafood Tour
ongoing Fridays and Sundays

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum & Garden Tour
Ongoing, every 1st Saturday of each month

Little Italy Culinary Tour
Ongoing Saturdays

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

Lucha Libre Mexican Wrestling in Tijuana
Ongoing, Select Fridays

Tijuana Street Art Trek with Panca
Ongoing, Select Saturdays

Tijuana Brewery Tour
Ongoing, Select Saturdays

Tijuana Market Hop
Ongoing, Select Sundays

Tijuana Foodie Adventure
Ongoing Saturdays,Tuesdays,Sundays

Caesar's Restaurant & Downtown Tijuana Tour
Ongoing Fridays and Sundays

Ensenada Mexico Pacific Ocean Coastal Tour

Baja Mexico Grand Tour

Tijuana Foodie Adventures

Other

Flamenco Performance
Until December 29, 2018

Tea with The Bard
Ongoing, first Sunday of each month

Kirtan Musical Meditation
Ongoing, Thursdays

Dances of Universal Peace
Ongoing Saturdays

12:30 PM Music: Inuksuit - A Border-Crossing Presentation The San Diego Symphony presents this free concert as part of the It's About Time festival.

Premiered in the Canadian Rockies, John Luther Adams's outdoor masterpiece, "Inuksuit," is a mirror of the landscape in which it is performed.

It will be played at International Friendship Park with the hopes of revealing the sonic landscape of the border, and qualities of its cultural and social topography.

A bi-national group of Mexican and American percussionists, each performing on their own side of the border wall, will use the international language of sound to reflect a landscape of beautiful sounds, fascinating cultures and close neighbors.

An important note for attendees: The Park is closed to vehicle traffic. To access Friendship Park, all visitors must hike through Border Field State Park, so please plan ahead for a 30-45 minute walk. The hike is 1.8 miles each way, almost entirely on level ground; however half of the walk is through soft sand on the beach. For your health, please follow detour signs and avoid contact with mud and water. Check the Friends of Friendship Park website for detailed instructions on how to get to the park and the border area. Note: because this performance takes place outside on a flood plain in the month of January, this event will be cancelled in the event of any significant rain.

The location can also be accessed (much more easily) via the Mexican side.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
International Friendship Park
Off Monument Road
San Diego, CA 92154
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Saturday, January 27 - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM Film: Finding Samuel Lowe The SDCHM will screen Finding Samuel Lowe, a film based on the book Finding Samuel Lowe: China, Jamaica, Harlem by Paula Williams Madison, a New York Post must-read book. The story follows Madison and her two siblings from Harlem as they unfold the mystery of their heritage, leading them to the story of their Chinese grandfather, Samuel Lowe. This film was an official selection at the San Diego Black Film Festival in 2015, and we are excited to host the screening as it makes its return to San Diego. Author and filmmaker Paula Williams Madison will be joining us at the museum for a book signing.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $5

Location:
Chuang Archive and Learning Center
541 - B Second Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, January 27 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 338-9888 or visit: www.sdchm.org
2:00 PM Carlsbad Cinema: Moonlight Winner of Academy Award for Best Picture 2017, Moonlight chronicles the evolution of Chiron, a young African-American gay man that comes of age in 1980's Miami. Neglected as a child, introverted Chiron struggles to find himself throughout childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood as he grapples with bullying, his sexuality, and falling in love.

This movie is rated R and is 111 minutes long. Introduction and discussion led by Brandon Cesmat, professor at California State University San Marcos. Arrive at 1:00 PM for the pre-show introduction. The film screening begins at 2:00 PM This event is made possible by the Carlsbad Library and Arts Foundation's Robert H. Gartner Cultural Endowment Fund. Info: 760-602-2026.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Schulman Auditorium
Carlsbad City Library
1775 Dove Lane
Carlsbad, CA 92009
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Saturday, January 27 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
2:00 PM Geneology: Be An Ancestor Detective Have you always wondered what information is available on the internet about your family? How much do you really know about your family? Now is the time to find the answers to questions about your ancestors: where they lived, how they lived, how they came to the U.S., and lots more. Knowing your ancestors is knowing about yourself. The class will cover how and where to begin. Instructor: Randy Seaver
San Diego Genealogical Society.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Mission Hills Library
925 W. Washington Street
San Diego, CA 92103
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Saturday, January 27 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
2:00 PM Stage: Once On This Island Pacific Ridge High School stages an adaption of "Once on This Island," a joyful Caribbean escape full of upbeat and thrilling music!

A peasant girl on a tropical island uses the power of love to bring together people of different social classes.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $20

Location:
Howard Brubeck Theater
Palomar College
1140 W Mission Rd
San Marcos, CA 92069
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Dates and times:
Friday, January 26 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, January 27 - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
3:00 PM Stage: The Last Wife Cygnet Theatre presents the West Coast premiere of Kate Hennig's political thriller, a contemporary take on Katherine Parr, her volcanic marriage to infamous King Henry VIII, and how, in spite of his sexist control urges, she educated her daughters, Elizabeth and Mary, both of whom would rule England. Rob Lutfy directs.

Admission/Cost: $38 - $59

Location:
Cygnet Theatre
4040 Twiggs Street
San Diego, CA 92110
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Dates and times:
Ongoing Saturday, January 20 through Sunday, February 11
Sundays - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Wednesdays - 7:30 PM
Thursdays - 7:30 PM
Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM


For more information, please call: (619) 337-1525 or visit: www.cygnettheatre.com
6:00 PM Pre-Carnival World Dance Professional performances from around the world followed by an evening of improv music, spoken word, dancing, food, refreshments and social time. 18 and up after 9:00 PM. Music with Corina Rose.

Age limit: 21+

Admission/Cost: $15

Location:
La Vie Dance & Culture
325 W. Washington Street, Suites 7 & 8
San Diego, CA 92103
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Saturday, January 27 - 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 560-6281 or visit: www.lavie.dance
7:00 PM Stage: Letters from the Wall Students from Bayfront Charter High School and Coronado School of Arts come together to perform a series of vignettes based on letters and stories—gathered by Dave Rivas and Richard Griswold del Castillo—of people dealing with immigration, deportation and separation. Kim Strassburger and Linda Libby co-direct.

Admission/Cost: $6 - $18

Location:
Coronado High School
650 D Avenue
San Diego, CA 92118
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday January 26 through February 4
Sundays - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Fridays - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturdays - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 522-8907 or visit: www.chs.coronadousd.net
7:30 PM Music: Dariush Dariush is an Iranian singer best known for his warm and poignant bass voice heard in both ballads and sociopolitical songs. He is also an activist who promotes education, awareness and prevention of social dilemmas.

Admission/Cost: $60 - $300

Location:
Balboa Theatre
868 Fourth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, January 27 - 7:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 570-1100 or visit: www.sandiegotheatres.org
7:30 PM Building Puppets in Prague Join Jason Johnson—raconteur, writer, puppeteer, and teacher—in his near-mythic journey from San Diego to Prague in search of the elusive "string-puppet master." Enjoy stories, visuals, and demos with the hand-carved puppet prodigy. Reception with the artist follows the program. A City Heights Puppet Project event.

Age Limit: 18+

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
City Heights Performance Annex
3791 Fairmount Avenue
San Diego, CA 92105
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Saturday, January 27 - 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 641-6103
8:00 PM Stage: Outside Mullingar In a co-production with Oceanside Theatre Company, Scripps Ranch Theatre stages John Patrick Shanley's rustic comedy about Anthony and Rosemary, lovelorn farmers in rural Ireland. "These hopeless singletons will need to overcome a bitter land feud, familial rivalries, and their own romantic fears to find happiness." Kathy Brombacher directs.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $25

Location:
Scripps Ranch Theatre
9783 Avenue of Nations
San Diego, CA 92131
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, January 19 through Monday, February 19
Sundays - 2:00 PM
Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 8:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 578-7728 or visit: www.scrippsranchtheatre.org
8:00 PM Stage: The Last Wife Cygnet Theatre presents the West Coast premiere of Kate Hennig's political thriller, a contemporary take on Katherine Parr, her volcanic marriage to infamous King Henry VIII, and how, in spite of his sexist control urges, she educated her daughters, Elizabeth and Mary, both of whom would rule England. Rob Lutfy directs.

Admission/Cost: $38 - $59

Location:
Cygnet Theatre
4040 Twiggs Street
San Diego, CA 92110
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Dates and times:
Ongoing Saturday, January 20 through Sunday, February 11
Sundays - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Wednesdays - 7:30 PM
Thursdays - 7:30 PM
Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM


For more information, please call: (619) 337-1525 or visit: www.cygnettheatre.com
8:00 PM Music: The Roots of Rhythm As part of the San Diego Symphony's "It's About Time" festival, this concert will explore the origins and evolution of the various rhythmic styles that made their way from all over the world to America, becoming part of the modern jazz idiom.

John Santos, one of the foremost exponents of Afro-Latin music in the world today (as both musician and historian), will survey jazz's "root system" by way of his remarkable personal collection of percussion instruments used in a performance with several special guests.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $60

Location:
Joan and Irwin Jacobs Music Center
750 B St.
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, January 27 - 8:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 235-0804 or visit: www.sandiegosymphony.org
8:00 PM Stage: The Importance Of Being Earnest The Old Globe stages Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest," directed by Maria Aitken.

This beloved comedy sparkles with dazzling wordplay and hilariously unlikely situations. Known as a "trivial comedy for serious people," the play features whimsical ingénues, jealous fiancées, indomitable dowagers, and the most famous handbag in theater history.

The Globe's lavish production of this timeless classic offers the unmissable opportunity to see what the London Telegraph calls "the most perfect comedy in the English language."

Admission/Cost: $30 - $105

Location:
Old Globe Theatre
1363 Old Globe Way
San Diego, CA
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from January 27 - March 4, 2018
Tuesdays - 7:00 PM
Wednesdays - 7:00 PM
Thursdays - 8:00 PM
Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 2:00 PM (except 1/27) & 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM (except 1/28) & 7:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Building the Wall Different Stages, in association with the Point Loma Playhouse, presents the San Diego premiere of Building the Wall, Robert Schenkkan's drama, "written in direct response to the immigration policies of the Trump administration." In the near future, when a writer interviews the former supervisor of a private prison, "it becomes clear how federal policy has escalated into a terrifying, seemingly inconceivable, yet inevitable, conclusion." Jerry Pilato directs.

Admission/Cost: $17 - $20

Location:
Point Loma Playhouse
3035 Talbot Street
San Diego, CA 92106
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Saturday, January 20 until Sunday, January 28 - 2018
Sundays - 2:00 PM
Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 8:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 800-5497 or visit: www.pointlomaplayhouse.com
8:00 PM Stage: Les Misérables JCompany presents a youth production of Misérables.

The epic tale of broken dreams, passion and redemption is set against a nation in the throes of revolution. Les Misérables packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world. This show brings you one of the most memorable scores of all time and some of the most compelling characters to ever grace a stage—from one of the greatest musicals ever written.

Admission/Cost: $17 - $19

Location:
Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Dates and times:
Ongoing From January 13 through January 28
Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 1:00 PM & 4:30 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 457-3030
10:00 PM Stage: Maria De Buenos Aires In the slums of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Maria is born "on a day that God was drunk...with a curse in her voice." Consumed by passion and a desire for freedom, Maria rejects innocent love and is seduced by the streets. Her fate is sealed as she is claimed by the seedy underworld, but returns to haunt the gritty urban landscape she once owned.

The sensual pulse of Argentine tango sets the stage for this surreal and captivating work by composer Ástor Piazzolla and librettist Horacio Ferrer. Filled with the passionate pulse of the tango and Buenos Aires itself, Maria de Buenos Aires grips you from the first note and will not let go.

Admission/Cost: $41 - $166

Location:
Lyceum Theatre
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, January 27 - 10:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 231-6915 or visit: lyceumevents.org
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