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Wednesday, Jan 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Poetry for the People: African Americans
7:30 PM Music: Lerner-Moguilevsky Duo
7:30 PM Stage: The Great Leap
Thursday, Jan 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Cine En Sherman & Humano Film Festival
6:30 PM Sushi Making Class
7:00 PM Italian Film: Maccheroni
7:00 PM South Korean Pop Supergroup: SuperM
7:00 PM Book: Between Two Fires
7:00 PM  Human Rights Film Festival
7:30 PM Stage: The Great Leap
8:00 PM  Music: Sergio Mendes
8:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
Friday, Jan 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
3:00 PM Bojo's Place: A Musical Revue
7:00 PM Book Signing: Isabel Allende
7:00 PM Music: Kimba Light
7:00 PM  Human Rights Film Festival
8:00 PM Bojo's Place: A Musical Revue
8:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
8:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
8:00 PM Stage: The Great Leap
Saturday, Feb 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM 6th Annual Cuyamaca College POWWOW
10:00 AM Lunar New Year at SeaWorld
12:00 PM Human Rights Film Festival
2:00 PM Music: Ozokidz
2:00 PM Staged Reading: Hand Under Hand
2:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
2:30 PM DIY Miso Making Workshop
3:00 PM Stage: The Great Leap
7:00 PM Italian Film: The Girl in the Fog (La Ragazza Nella Nebbia)
7:15 PM Viennese Nights: A Grand Victorian Ball
7:30 PM Ludmila Peterkova String Quartet
8:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
8:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
8:00 PM Stage: The Great Leap
9:00 PM Comedy: Mike Salazar
Sunday, Feb 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Lunar New Year at SeaWorld
2:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
2:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
3:00 PM Bojo's Place: A Musical Revue
7:00 PM Ethnic Heritage Ensemble
7:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
Monday, Feb 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Feb 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Wednesday, Feb 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Poetry for the People: African Americans
7:30 PM Stage: The Great Leap
Thursday, Feb 6
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Stage: The Great Leap
Friday, Feb 7
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
8:00 PM Stage: The Great Leap
Saturday, Feb 8
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
3:00 PM Stage: The Great Leap
8:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
8:00 PM Stage: The Great Leap
Sunday, Feb 9
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: The Great Leap
2:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
3:00 PM Bojo's Place: A Musical Revue
Monday, Feb 10
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Feb 11
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Calendar

< Sunday, January 26, 2020 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Stage

Bloomsday
Until February 2, 2020

* Note: newest and shorter run productions can be found in our regular calendar listings.

Exhibitions and Art

Poetry for People
Until March 11, 2020

Photographic Exhibition: Graciela Iturbide & Manuel Alvarez Bravo
Until March 15, 2020

Art of East Asia
Ongoing

Art Of The 20th Century
Ongoing

German Expressionism
Ongoing

Hanjialin Bao - Between Black and White
Until January 26 2020

Barrio Art Crawl
Ongoing, every 2nd Saturday of each month

Places

Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
Ongoing, 3rd Tuesday of each month

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

Chicano Park Tour
Ongoing Saturdays and Sundays

Kids

Kids Meet Mandarin
Ongoing Fridays

Chinese Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Spanish Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Bilingual Storytime
Ongoing Fridays

Classes and Workshops

Asian Brush Painting/Sumi-e Class
Ongoing Tuesdays

Capoeira Angola de Sao Bento Grande
Ongoing Saturdays

Mahjong Lessons
Ongoing Thursdays

Emei Qigong Practice
Ongoing Saturdays

Kokedama Workshop
Ongoing every 1st and 3rd Tuesday

Irish Gaelic Class
Ongoing Tuesdays

Poetry for the People: African Americans
Wednesdays until March 11, 2020

Tai Chi Workshop
Ongoing Saturdays

Italian Intermediate Conversation Class
Ongoing Tuesdays until February 25, 2020


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Ongoing Sundays
10:00 AM Lunar New Year at SeaWorld Celebrate as the sights, sounds and aromas of Asia come alive during this local San Diego festival that's fit for the whole family.

You won't want to miss SeaWorld San Diego's one-of-a-kind Lunar New Year celebration, featuring an incredible Chinese acrobats show, local performers, and delicious culinary delights. Dig into the Asian-inspired offerings of Ramen, Lo Mein, Bao Buns, Dim Sum, rice dishes and more.

Celebrate the new year with stunning displays of juggling, balance and contortion as The Chinese Acrobats of Hebei return to Mission Bay Theater.
Admission/Cost: $73.99 - $93.99 (Day Pass to Seaworld)

Cultural Note: The SeaWorld entertainment includes Japanese Taiko drumming. However, Japanese New Year, unlike many other Asian cultures and countries falls on January 1st. Japanese solar-lunar New Year calendar was only used during the Tenpō and Edo eras which lasted from 1830 to 1872. Five years into the Meiji era (1873) the first day of January became the official and cultural New Year's Day in Japan.

Location:
Sea World
500 SeaWorld Dr
San Diego, CA 92109
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from January 11 to February 2 (and MLK Day)
Saturdays and Sundays - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
11:00 AM  San Diego Tết Festival The 15th annual San Diego Tet Festival is one of the largest free community festivals in San Diego, celebrating the Lunar New Year.

It is held at Mira Mesa Community Park and is a large 3-day celebration that celebrates the beginning of Spring and a fresh start to the New Year.

San Diego Tet Festival 2020 will be celebrating the Year of the Rat. Attracting more than 25,000 people every year from all over the city, the 3-day celebration features free admission, a number of new attractions, activities, games, food and live entertainment, including, but not limited to, A-list Vietnamese singers and performers, lion dancing, firecrackers and some of our most popular programs, the Miss Vietnam of San Diego pageant, Step-Up Dance and Golden Voice competitions.

What is Tết?

Tết Nguyên Đán, commonly known as Tết, is the most important holiday in Vietnam. It is the Vietnamese New Year which is based on the lunisolar calendar.

Tết is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunisolar calendar (around late January or early February) until at least the third day. Many Vietnamese prepare for Tết by cooking special holiday foods and cleaning the house. On Tết, Vietnamese visit their families and temples, forget about the troubles of the past year and hope for a better upcoming year. Tết traditionally marks the coming of Spring, so Spring is sometimes used interchangeably with Tết in Vietnamese.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Mira Mesa Community Park
8575 New Salem St
San Diego, CA 92126
MAP

Dates & times:
Friday, January 24 - 5:00 PM
Saturday, January 25 - 10:00 AM
Sunday, January 26 - 11:00 AM

For more information, please visit: www.sdtet.com
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM  Balboa Park Chinese New Year Festival Come experience lion dance, kung-fu performance, ethnic chinese food, and culture as the Chinese New year is celebrated at the International Cottages of Balboa Park.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Balboa Park Hall of Nations
2191 W. Pan American Road
San Diego, 92101
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, January 25 - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday, January 26 - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
12:00 PM Hands On Kimchi Workshop Learn how to make killer, gut-healthy probiotic rich kimchi!

Kimchi is an ancient Korean pickle (usually spicy) and there are hundreds of ways to make it! We will explore some of them.

Join Austin Durant, founder and Chief Fermentation Officer of Fermenters Club, as he takes you into the wild and wide world of fermentation!

LEARN: We'll explain fermentation and have a brief discussion about the benefits of making and eating fermenting foods, and the history and different styles of kimchi

KIMCHI FLIGHT: We'll have a variety of fermented kimchis to sample

BEER FLIGHT: Take flight with a variety of Second Chance beers, paired with each kimchi style!

DO IT YOURSELF: Roll up your sleeves and make your very own batch of spicy kimchi to take home and ferment. *Kimchi will be vegan with an option to add fish sauce.

Includes take-home jar of kimchi and flight of beer tasters (must be 21yo+ to enjoy beer)

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

Admission/Cost: $47.50 - $50
SAVE $5 when you buy 2 or more tickets!
Tickets without beer flight also available.

Location:
Second Chance Beer Co.
15378 Avenue of Science #222
San Diego, CA 92128
MAP

Sunday, January 26 - 12:00 PM (noon)
12:00 PM Stage: Mama Mia! Donna, an independent hotelier in the Greek islands, is preparing for her daughter's wedding with the help of two old friends. Meanwhile Sophie, the spirited bride, has a plan.

She secretly invites three men from her mother's past in hope of meeting her real father and having him escort her down the aisle on her big day.

Brimming with all the hits you know and love such as: "Take A Chance On Me," "Dancing Queen," "Super Trooper," "The Winner Takes It All," and many more.

This show will have you dancing in and out of your seats reveling in the hit-makers that are ABBA!

"Mamma Mia! is a mega-hit that has audiences dancing in the aisles!" - Associated Press

Admission/Cost:$9.5

Location:
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Drive
San Diego, CA 92037
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, January 18 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, January 19 - 12:00 PM
Saturday, January 25 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, January 26 - 12:00 PM
Sunday, January 26 - 3:30 PM
1:00 PM Maki Ishiwata Workshop JFG's upcoming exhibiting artist, Maki Ishiwata, will be holding a live workshop during the opening weekend at JFG!

After receiving her BFA at the San Francisco Art Institute in California, Ishiwata worked as an art instructor at the local elementary and middle school for 14 years.

During Ishiwata’s 25 years in America, her potential in various creative fields grew.

Since returning to Japan in 2007, and under the influence of her mother who worked with the lore of the traditional Japanese handmade paper (washi), Ishiwata became deeply charmed by its beauty and started to create original “plant figures” using washi.

Development of the technique with paper strings and ligature became her characteristic style.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $25

Location:
Japanese Friendship Garden
2215 Pan American Rd E
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Sunday, January 26 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
1:00 PM Voices Of Hope: Survivors Of The Holocaust Share Their Stories Author and speaker Fanny Krasner Lebovits shares her story of loss, resilience and survival during the Holocaust.

Born in Liepaja, Latvia Lebovits was nineteen when Nazis invaded her town. She survived five concentration camps and went on to become a nurse with the United Nations.

She wrote her memoir "Memories, Miracles, and Meaning: Insights of a Holocaust Survivor" at age 95. Now 96, she resides in La Jolla, California and is an active public speaker and community advocate.

Fanny Krasner Lebovits will be sharing her personal story and insights at New Americans Museum on Jan. 26, 2020 to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day and as part of an ongoing speaker series Voices of Hope: Survivors of the Holocaust Share their Stories, happening quarterly through out 2020 as part of a collaboration between New Americans Museum and The Butterfly Project.

Admission/Cost: $10

Location:
New Americans Museum
2825 Dewey Rd., Suite 102
San Diego, CA
MAP

Sunday, January 26 - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM Stage: The Great Leap When an American basketball team travels to Beijing for an exhibition game in 1989, the drama goes deeper than the strain between countries. For two men with a past and one teen with a future, the game is a chance to claim personal victories on and off the court. Tensions rise right up to the final buzzer as a pivotal moment in history collides with the action in the arena. Sharp-witted and weighty, this perceptive new play explores the cultural and political risks of raising your voice and standing your ground.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $60

Location:
The Old Town Theatre
4040 Twiggs Street
San Diego, CA 92110
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from January 22 to February 16, 2020
Wednesdays and Thursdays - 7:30 PM
Fridays and Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 7:00 PM
Saturday Matinees - 3:00 PM
Sunday Matinees - 2:00 PM (except 2/2)
2:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday Have you ever wished you could go back and have a second chance at a decision you made back in your 20s? This lyrical Irish love story is set amidst tourists exploring the pubs and streets of James Joyce’s Ulysses. It captures the intensity of experiences that pass by fleetingly as an older couple retraces their steps to discover their younger selves.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $60

Location:
North Coast Repertory Theatre
987-D Lomas Santa Fe Drive
Solana Beach, CA 92075
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Wednesday, January 8 until Sunday, February 2, 2020
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
2:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation The plot of this Italian American comedy is near operatic: two men, two women and an overseeing matriarch - Aunt Mae. Huey is married to Janice, Aldo loves Janice, Teresa hates Janice. Huey also loves Teresa, and Janice shot Huey's dog. Throw in a balcony scene straight out of Cyrano de Bergerac, Tony and Tina's Wedding, and Jersey Shore, and you'll have some idea of what you are in store for! 18+

Directed by Charles Peters, this talented cast includes: Rhiannon McAfee, Marco Kengott, John DeCarlo, Lynnia Shanley & Gina Marie Cioffi.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $37

Location:
Legler Benbough Theatre
Alliant International University
9783 Avenue of Nations
San Diego, CA 92131
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from January 17 to February 16, 2020
Fridays, Saturdays - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
2:00 PM Shen Yun Chinese Music and Dance Shen Yun's vision expands theatrical experience into a multi-dimensional journey through the five millennia of traditional Chinese culture. Philosophers and poets alike seek harmony with the Dao, or "Way, " of the universe. Immerse yourself in the art of classical Chinese dance, hand-made costumes, a digital backdrop, and live orchestra.

Expatriate Chinese Falun Gong practitioners living in North America founded Shen Yun in 2006 in New York. The show features contemporary scenes of a political nature.

Admission/Cost: $80 - $210

Location:
San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 3rd Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Dates and times
Friday, January 24 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, January 25 - 2:00 PM
Saturday, January 25 - 7:30 PM
Sunday, January 26 - 2:00 PM
3:30 PM Stage: Mama Mia! Presented by JCompany Youth Theatre
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Directed By Joey Landwehr

Donna, an independent hotelier in the Greek islands, is preparing for her daughter's wedding with the help of two old friends. Meanwhile Sophie, the spirited bride, has a plan.

She secretly invites three men from her mother's past in hope of meeting her real father and having him escort her down the aisle on her big day.

Brimming with all the hits you know and love such as: "Take A Chance On Me," "Dancing Queen," "Super Trooper," "The Winner Takes It All," and many more.

This show will have you dancing in and out of your seats reveling in the hit-makers that are ABBA!

"Mamma Mia! is a mega-hit that has audiences dancing in the aisles!" - Associated Press

Admission/Cost:$9.5

Location:
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Drive
San Diego, CA 92037
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, January 18 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, January 19 - 12:00 PM
Saturday, January 25 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, January 26 - 12:00 PM
Sunday, January 26 - 3:30 PM
3:30 PM Indian Cultural Art Showcase December is known as the music and dance month in India (known as Margazhi) and, in recent years, the word "Margazhi" has become synonymous with the celebration of Indian arts.

Being an ocean away, one does not need to stray far to experience the uplifting energy of Indian classical performing arts.

With many local artists, San Diego's second "Margazhi Utsavam," an Indian Cultural Art Showcase, boasts to include music, dance, storytelling, short talks, games and food!

Our showcase strives to provide an engaging, interactive and educational environment for the audience to enjoy.

Admission/Cost: FREE but need to RSVP

Location:
Shiva Vishnu Temple MPR
9252 Miramar Rd
San Diego, CA 92126
MAP

Sunday, January 26 - 3:30 PM
7:00 PM  Django JazzFest Annual Django JazzFest - Vocalist Allison Adams Tucker celebrates the life & music of French "Hot Club" gypsy jazz founder Django Reinhardt. Featuring guitarists Patrick Berrogain & Joe Amato, bassist Evona Wascinski, & violinist David Morales Boroff.

Also featuring a special performance by the Mission Bay High School Gypsy Jazz Quartet led by director Jean-Paul Balmat featuring Piatt Pund violin, Noah Kapchinske guitar, Christian Rodriguez guitar, & Connor Gilbert bass.

Admission/Cost: $20 General Admission - cash or Venmo at the door

Location:
Dizzy's Jazz
Musicians Association Bldg
1717 Morena Blvd
San Diego, CA
MAP

Sunday, January 26 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.dizzysjazz.com
7:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday Have you ever wished you could go back and have a second chance at a decision you made back in your 20s? This lyrical Irish love story is set amidst tourists exploring the pubs and streets of James Joyce’s Ulysses. It captures the intensity of experiences that pass by fleetingly as an older couple retraces their steps to discover their younger selves.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $60

Location:
North Coast Repertory Theatre
987-D Lomas Santa Fe Drive
Solana Beach, CA 92075
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Wednesday, January 8 until Sunday, February 12, 2020
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
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