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Thursday, Sep 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM An Evening of Aloha with Kalapana
6:30 PM Film: King Lear
7:00 PM Film: An American in Paris
7:00 PM Music: Tasnif Khani
7:30 PM Film: Song E Napule
8:00 PM Comedy: Ronny Chieng
Friday, Sep 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM International Peace Day Celebration
5:00 PM Community Building: Refugee Resettlement 101
5:00 PM Film: American
6:00 PM Art: Here & There by Lee Sie and Jon Barnes
6:00 PM Stage: Death by Dessert
6:30 PM Art: Rocco Satoshi
7:00 PM Music: Taiko Beats
7:00 PM Music: Los Montaņo
7:00 PM Iranian Film: No Date, No Signature
7:30 PM Comedy: Ronny Chieng
7:30 PM Music & Dance: A Night in Spain
7:30 PM Music: Sriranjani Santhanagopalan
Saturday, Sep 22
All Day Pacific Islander Festival
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM Sports: Free Aikido Workshop
10:00 AM Vista Viking Festival
10:00 AM Community Building: YMCA Welcoming week
12:30 PM International Harvest Dance Festival
5:30 PM Harvest Masquerade Regency Ball
6:00 PM House of China Moon Festival
6:00 PM Art: Salvador Dali Exhibit
6:00 PM Art Night Women in Central Asia
6:00 PM Stage: Death by Dessert
7:00 PM Film and Dinner: Wajib
9:30 PM Comedy: Ronny Chieng
Sunday, Sep 23
All Day Pacific Islander Festival
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Vista Viking Festival
12:30 PM International Harvest Dance Festival
1:00 PM Art: Salvador Dali Exhibit
1:00 PM Stage: Death by Dessert
2:00 PM Family Moon Festival
3:00 PM Music: Night of Parisian Music
3:00 PM Stage: The Trial of Richard III
3:00 PM Stage: Avenue Q
4:00 PM Stage: The Mikado
Monday, Sep 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Sep 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 PM Film: Black Panther
7:00 PM Film: The Registry
Wednesday, Sep 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:00 PM Film: Out of Africa
6:00 PM Film: Coco
6:00 PM Discussion: What Diplomats Do and Why it Still Matters
6:15 PM Music: Fred Benedetti
7:00 PM Art: Parsha Poster
7:30 PM Book Signing: Crazy Rich Asians
Thursday, Sep 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:45 AM Booked for Lunch: Kevin Kwan
6:00 PM Cooking Workshop: Donburi Bowls
6:30 PM Art: Torero! Artivista! Viva La Revolucion
Friday, Sep 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Cabrillo Fetival
4:00 PM La Mesa Oktoberfest
6:30 PM Italian Film Festival Launch Party
7:30 PM Music: An Evening of Hindustani Classical Music
8:00 PM Stage: Mystic India
Saturday, Sep 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM 2018 Youth Festival
10:00 AM Art: Bonsai Show
11:00 AM Carbillo Festival
Until 4:00 PM Cabrillo Fetival
2:00 PM Sake Festival
3:30 PM Music/Dance: Capoeira Batizado
All Day La Mesa Oktoberfest
7:00 PM Dromia: Balkan Music and Dance
Sunday, Sep 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Art: Bonsai Show
11:00 AM Sukkort Harvest Festival
11:00 AM House of Scotland Lawn Program
3:00 PM Stage: Avenue Q
Until 6:00 PM La Mesa Oktoberfest
6:00 PM Discussion: Fighting for Cyber Supremacy in an Age of Extremism
6:30 PM Film: King Lear
Monday, Oct 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Oct 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Wednesday, Oct 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM 12th Annual San Diego Italian Film Festival

< Wednesday, January 31, 2018 >

All Day Ongoing and Extended Events


One Book - One San Diego events

Exhibitions and Art

Here & There
Until Sunday,December 30

World in Porcelain Exhibit
Until January 19, 2019

Arts Of South And Southeast Asia
Ongoing until January 31, 2019

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

Emotions and Landscapes
Until August 11, 2018

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


Classes:Children's West African Drumming
Ongoing Tuesdays

Kids Meet Mandarin
Ongoing Fridays

Chinese Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Spanish Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Bilingual Storytime
Ongoing Fridays

Classes and Workshops

Argentine Tango Series
Ongoing Wednesdays until October 3

French Bench
Until Saturday, December 15

Capoeira Angola de Sao Bento Grande
Ongoing Saturday

West African Dance Class
Ongoing Sunday

Mahjong Lessons
Ongoing Thursdays

Ki Energy Healing Clinic
Ongoing Wednesdays

Emei Qigong Practice
Ongoing Saturdays

Middle-Eastern Drum & Belly Dance Class
Ongoing until December 17

Europe: Secrets of the Old Masters
Ongoing until July 20

Kokedama Workshop
Ongoing every 1st and 3rd Tuesday

Irish Gaelic Conversation Circle
Ongoing Tuesdays

Tai Chi Workshop
Ongoing Saturdays

African Dance Class
Ongoing Sundays

Salsa Class
Ongoing Tuesdays
6:00 PM Film: The Big Sick Kumail, a struggling stand-up comedian, meets Emily, a heckler at his show. Their casual relationship turns into something more when Emily is hospitalized by a sudden life threatening illness. Kumail comes to her aid, meeting her protective parents for the first time. All the while, he is pulled between his heart and his traditional Muslim parents' expectations of marriage. (120 minutes. Rated R.) Special features begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by film at 6 p.m. Stay afterward for a post-show discussion of the film.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Schulman Auditorium
Carlsbad City Library
1775 Dove Lane
Carlsbad, CA 92009

Wednesday, January 31 - 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

For more information, please call: (760) 602-2026 or visit:
6:00 PM Lecture: Daca Updates Come learn about the most recent DACA updates and receive free eligibility screenings by qualified immigration attorneys and Department of Justice accredited representatives.

Secure appointments for application assistance at the upcoming DACA renewal workshops from Jewish Family Service and ACLU.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Jewish Family Services of San Diego
8788 Balboa Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123

Wednesday, January 31 - 6:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 637-3351 or Email:
7:00 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. Part of 30-country world tour, Shen Yun will perform at the San Diego Civic Theatre on February 2, 3, and 4.

Admission/Cost: $80 - $180

California Center for the Arts, Escondido
340 N. Escondido Boulevard
Escondido, CA 92025

Dates and times:
Tuesday, January 30 - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, January 31 - 7:00 PM
Thursday, February 1 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please call: (888) 973-7469 or visit:
7:00 PM Stage: Vietgone The San Diego Repertory Theatre stages Qui Nguyen's "love story like no other." At the end of the Vietnam War, Quang and Tong fall in love in a refugee camp in Arkansas, then take a life-changing trip across America. Jesca Prudencio directs the piece, performed with a mash-up of comic book aesthetics, martial arts, and hip-hop.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $65

San Diego Repertory Theatre
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA

Ongoing from Wednesday, January 31 until Sunday, February 18 - 2018
Wednesdays - 7:00 PM
Thursdays - 8:00 PM
Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
7:30 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

Cygnet Theatre
4040 Twiggs Street
San Diego, CA 92110

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:
7:30 PM Music: Gilberto Santa Rosa Gilberto Santa Rosa, known as El Caballero de la Salsa (The Gentleman of Salsa), has sold over 4.8 million albums world wide, has won 6 Grammy Awards, and in 2010 he held the record for the most #1 albums on the Billboard Tropical Albums chart.

Gilberto Santa Rosa's musical elegance and style has made him one of the most prominent figures in popular music. His countless accolades in the recording industry reaffirm his validity through the years, among them the 2002 ASCAP Latin Heritage Award, 6 GRAMMY awards most recently, Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for Necesito Un Bolero.

Admission/Cost: $55

The Music Box
1337 India St.
San Diego, CA 92101

Wednesday, January 31 - 7:30 PM to 11:55 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 795-1337 or Email:
8:00 PM Music: Roland Auzet French composer, percussionist, and theater director Roland Auzet defines himself as a stage writer. An artist and performer with many interests and talents, Auzet received the Chevalier des Arts et Lettres from the French Ministry in 2007 for his remarkable body of work in contemporary music, circus, dance, opera, and theater. Auzet has collaborated with leading artists from around the world including Pierre Boulez, Iannis Xenakis, Angelin Preljocaj, and Merce Cunningham. Auzet's new work starts with a car on an empty stage, but he quickly fills the room with so much more. Employing gesture, movement, and drumming he answers fundamental questions about human nature, solitude, power, knowledge, strength, virtuosity, and doubt.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $25
Mandeville Auditorium at UCSD
9500 Gilman Drive
San Diego, CA 92093

Wednesday, January 31 - 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 534-8497 or visit:
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