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Thursday, Feb 22
10:00 AM Seaworld Lunar New Year
12:00 PM Civil Society, Corruption and the Rise of Liberalism in Contemporary South Africa
1:00 PM Lecture: the Stories of Conflict at Home, Abroad, and in the Heart
3:00 PM San Diego Kuumba Fest
4:00 PM An Exhibit on the Life and Deeds of Dr. Shih-Liang Chien
7:00 PM Music & Dance: Flamenco Night
7:00 PM Stage: Cardboard Piano
7:30 PM Francisco Cantu in Conversation with John Wilkens
8:00 PM Music: Alsarah & the Nubatones
Friday, Feb 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM Tijuana's Art & Architecture
11:00 AM First Annual Distinguished Lecture on U.S.-Mexico Relations
2:00 PM San Diego Kuumba Fest
6:00 PM Lectures: North County Black History Month Celebration
6:00 PM Border Art: Opening Reception
6:30 PM Poetry & Art Series: Edwin Decker, Al Howard, Anna Zappoli Jenkins, Viet Mai & People's Choice
7:00 PM Stage: Safa's Story
7:30 PM Stage: Othello
7:30 PM Music: Krenek, Britten & Rilke
7:30 PM Stage: The Diary Of Anne Frank
8:00 PM Stage: Cardboard Piano
Saturday, Feb 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Don Quijote Read-a-thon
10:00 AM Kumeyaay Cosmology
10:00 AM Workshops: Indigenous Folk Art Dish Towel
10:00 AM San Diego Chinese New Year
10:00 AM San Diego Kuumba Fest
2:00 PM Stage: Othello
2:00 PM Stage: Safa's Story
6:00 PM African Presence in Latin American Lecture by Dr. Runoko Rashidi
7:00 PM Stage: Safa's Story
7:00 PM Play Reading: Mina's Revolution
7:00 PM Stage: Turandot
7:30 PM Music: Sacra Profana Building Bridges Between Nations
7:30 PM Stage: Othello
7:30 PM Music: Jesse Cook
7:30 PM Stage: The Diary Of Anne Frank
8:00 PM Stage: Cardboard Piano
9:00 PM Dance: Afrobeat meets Bollywood
11:55 PM Film: Mind Game
Sunday, Feb 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Film: Mind Game
12:00 PM World Foods Supermarket Chinese New Year Lion Dance
1:00 PM Art: Dongsheng Gao
1:00 PM San Diego Kuumba Fest
2:00 PM International Cottage Sampler Program
2:00 PM Music: Jimmy & Enrique
2:00 PM Stage: Safa's Story
2:00 PM Music: Beat Quest
2:00 PM Stage: Uncle Vanya
7:00 PM Music: Herb Alpert & Lani Hall Live at The Belly Up
7:00 PM Stage: Safa's Story
7:00 PM House of Erzulie Book Launch Party
7:30 PM Stage: The Diary Of Anne Frank
8:00 PM The Benedetti Trio: George Harrison Tribute
10:00 PM Mandarin House 2nd Annual Chinese New Year's Party & Fundraiser
Monday, Feb 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM San Diego Chinese New Year
12:45 PM Lecture: Why Vietnam Still Matters
4:30 PM Europe-China Relations: New Realities and Implications for the U.S.
6:00 PM Music: Javid & Naoko
6:00 PM Cooking Class: Shabbat San Diego Hamantaschen Bake
Tuesday, Feb 27
4:30 PM Black History Month Film and Conversation Series
7:00 PM Queer Film Festival
7:00 PM Stage: Turandot
7:00 PM Stage: Uncle Vanya
7:30 PM Lecture: Bioarchaeology of the Lower Rio Verde, Oaxaca, Mexico
Wednesday, Feb 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Film Forum: Spirit of the Beehive
6:00 PM FILM FORUM: 'The Spirit Of The Beehive'
6:00 PM Cooking Class: Chef Javier Plascencia
6:30 PM Discussion: Trekking off the Beaten Path to Machu Picchu
6:30 PM Music: Dornob
7:00 PM East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes against Humanity
7:00 PM Comickaze Presents Jen Wang & 'The Prince And The Dressmaker'
7:00 PM Film: Concert for George
7:00 PM Stage: Uncle Vanya
Thursday, Mar 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM San Diego Film Week
6:00 PM Chef Gilberto Morales, Haute Kumeyaay Cuisine
7:30 PM Stage: Othello
7:30 PM Book signing: Call Me By Your Name
7:30 PM Stage: Three Sisters
Friday, Mar 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM San Diego Film Week
7:00 PM Stage: Turandot
7:30 PM Stage: Othello
7:30 PM Stage: Three Sisters
Saturday, Mar 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM Music: Edo Bayashi and Kotobuki Jishi Workshops with Eien Hunter-Ishikawa
10:00 AM San Diego Film Week
10:00 AM Art: Treasures from San Diego's University Libraries
12:30 PM Music: Edo Bayashi and Kotobuki Jishi Workshops with Eien Hunter-Ishikawa
2:00 PM Stage: Three Sisters
7:00 PM Music: Dornob Collective in Concert
7:00 PM Music: Dornob
7:30 PM Stage: Othello
7:30 PM Music: Golden Bough
Sunday, Mar 4
5:30 AM Music: Edo Bayashi and Kotobuki Jishi Workshops with Eien Hunter-Ishikawa
10:00 AM San Diego Film Week
12:55 PM Dance: The Bolshoi's 'The Flames Of Paris'
2:00 PM Stage: Turandot
2:00 PM Stage: Three Sisters
2:15 PM Music: Edo Bayashi and Kotobuki Jishi Workshops with Eien Hunter-Ishikawa
6:00 PM Music: Brazil Jazz Festa
7:00 PM Music: Raga, Roots & Re Imaginings
7:00 PM Music: Velvet Caravan
7:30 PM Stage: Three Sisters
Monday, Mar 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM San Diego Film Week
Tuesday, Mar 6
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM San Diego Film Week
7:00 PM Music: Descarga Cubana
7:00 PM Stage: Uncle Vanya
Wednesday, Mar 7
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM San Diego Film Week
7:00 PM Queer Film Festival
Calendar

< Tuesday, February 7, 2017 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Stage

Cloud Techtonics
Until February 24, 2018

Cardboard Piano
Until February 25, 2018

The Importance of Being Earnest
Until March 4, 2018

Uncle Vanya
Until March 11, 2018

Exhibitions and Art

Age of the Baroque
Until February 13, 2018

Art of the Americas
Until February 18, 2018

Indonesian Shadow Puppets
Until March 1, 2018

Jewels of India
Until March 1, 2018

Recycled and Embroidered Textiles of Bengal
Until March 25, 2018

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

Art of East Asia
Until December 31, 2019

Arts of Iran
Until January 31, 2019

Art Of The 20th Century
Ongoing until December 31, 2019

German Expressionism
Ongoing until December 31, 2019

Art Of The Open Air
Ongoing until February 13, 2018

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

Ensenada Mexico Pacific Ocean Coastal Tour

Baja Mexico Grand Tour

Tijuana Foodie Adventures

Other

Tea with The Bard
Ongoing, first Sunday of each month

Kirtan Musical Meditation
Ongoing, Thursdays

Dances of Universal Peace
Ongoing Saturdays
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM OASIS Presents: El Camino Real: California's Mission Road Mission San Diego de Alcala marks the first mission established in Alta California. Father Junipero Serra was responsible for this mission and at least nine others, with an important roadway that linked the mission system in early California. Learn about the missions established along its route, how the road was used, and who used it over its history. Lastly, see what remains of the roadway today and how it is marked for future generations.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Mission Valley Library
2123 Fenton Parkway
San Diego,CA
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Tuesday, February 7 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 573-5007
1:00 PM Dancing With the Brush: Chinese Brush Painting and Calligraphy Learn the ancient yet modern and relevant art of Chinese brush painting and calligraphy. See yourself with a bamboo brush in your hand, alternately moving your arm up and down, then moving only your fingers in a tiny motion. At other times you will sweep your shoulder as you perform a mighty brush stroke—Whoosh!

In your mind's eye, see yourself transformed into a warrior shooting out arrows, or sometimes as a dancer painting a blade of grass as if you are the blade of grass itself, blowing in the wind. Can you see how this art form can embolden you and give you such skill in painting with an eye-hand-heart connection? What a lovely concept!

Even beginners in this art form can capture the beauty and life force of bamboo in the wind and playful fish swishing in the water, while practicing the art of "washing" your painting on rice paper with tea. Chinese calligraphy is introduced to help you master the brush and the practice of abstract Chinese painting.

Returning students will continue the journey of capturing not only the look of a cat, fish, tiger, horse, eagle, flowers or majestic mountains with Chinese ink and colors on rice paper, but they will also grasp the life force ("ch'i") of these subjects by dancing out these strokes with energy and spirit. See instructor Jean Shen's "Dance of the Brush" website.

Admission/Cost: $160 - $180

Location:
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, CA
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Dates and Times
Ongoing February 7 to February 28,Tuesdays - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.ljathenaeum.org
2:00 PM French Culture Lecture Series & Kids Storytime Illuminating talks in English on French cultural topics such as the monuments of Paris, the French countryside, and current social issues. February's topic: Will France have its own Brexit? A discussion on French politics and the issues of the next presidential election in April 2017.

At the same time, children can enjoy French language storytime with vocabulary building and engaging stories from France.

Both programs are presented by teachers form the San Diego French American School.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
La Jolla/Riford Library
7555 Draper Ave.
La Jolla, CA
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Saturday, February 11 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.lajollalibrary.org
3:00 PM Talk: Life, Death, and the Ethics of Visualizing Human Smuggling Across Mexico The 23rd Annual Adams Lecture in the Humanities features Dr. Jason De León, University of Michigan, accompanied by the photography exhibition SDSU's Love Library:

"The Other Side of the Wall: Photographs of the Central American Migrant Experience Crossing Mexico." De León will discuss an ongoing photoethnographic project focused on the violent day-to-day lives of Honduran smugglers who profit by moving Central Americans across Mexico.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Alumni Center, Parma Payne Goodall Center
5500 Campanile Drive
SDSU
San Diego, CA
MAP

Tuesday, February 7 - 3:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sdsu.edu
5:00 PM Border Film Week The 2017 edition of Border Film Week brings together an inspiring collection of films that challenge us to rethink violence in Mexico, find reasons to be hopeful, and to imagine a world beyond our horizons. For more than a decade, the Trans-Border Institute has organized an annual festival showcasing the best short and feature-length films about the border, Mexico, and the relationship between the U.S. and its southern neighbors. Believing in the transformative power of visual media to break through stagnated debates and open new dialogues, TBI created Border Film Week to engage students, educators, and the community through powerful films about important regional issues. These films, and the panel discussions with artists and scholars that follow them, promote visual literacy and reflection at a time when the accessibility of cellphone cameras and social media has meant that the tools for storytelling are more widely available than the skills to interpret and understand.

Film Schedule:
Tuesday, February 7
5:00 PM Juan Perros (2016)
Forsaking the society that cast him and his animals aside, Juan finds life in the solitude and peace that rests among the ruins of our culture.
La Esquina del Mundo (2016)
At Punta Cometa, it is said the sea is a teacher who shows man how to live, fish and at a set time, leave the world forever.
7:00 PM The Weekend Sailor (2016),In 1973, an inexperienced Mexican captain named Ramon Carlín battled boating veterans, public mockery, and the deadly sea when he competed in the first nine-month around-the-world regatta.
8:15 to 9:00 PM - Panel Discussion

Wednesday, February 8
5:00 PM María Candelaria (1943) Dolores del Rio stars as a flower seller in the floating gardens of Xochimilco, outside of Mexico City. Her relationship with Lorenzo (Pedro Armendariz) is doomed by misfortune and the greed of a local shopkeeper.
6:30 PM Noche Mexicana Cocktail Reception sponsored by Consulate General of Mexico in San Diego
7:30 PM Los Reyes del pueblo que no existe (2015) Three families live in a village partially flooded by a new dam in Sinaloa: Pani and Paula do not want to close their tortilleria and spend their spare time rescuing the town from ruins; Miro and his parents dream of leaving but can't; Yoya and Jaimito live in fear but have everything they need.

Thursday, February 9
5:00 PM Soy el Número 16 (2016) A journalist narrates an animated stop-motion retelling of his traumatic kidnapping.
Unsilenced (2016) An activist is murdered on-air while hosting a radio show for fellow displaced residents of a rural town in Mexico.
Las hijas de violencia (campaña contra el acoso callejero). A group of female artists combat sexual harassment with punk rock and confetti guns.
Undocumented (2016) A look at the impacts of a potential mass deportation program on millions of families.
7:00 PM Through the Wall (2016) Abril is living undocumented in the United States with her 2 year-old boy Julián. Julián's father was stopped by police for a minor traffic incident and was deported back to Mexico. In order to see each other, Uriel, Abril and Julián must cross difficult terrain to reach the border fence where they spend time together through the wall.
Mexican Dream/ Sueño Mexicano (2015) This documentary is about indigenous Mixtec immigrants from a remote pueblo in the Oaxaca who travel to Austin, Minnesota, to work for iconic meatpacking companies. The people from this one community make up most of the immigrant community in the cold mid-western town where they coexist uncomfortably with the mostly white residents.
8:00-9:00 PM Panel Discussion and Public Forum on Immigration Politics:

Friday, February 10
5:30 PM Nestora-Eva (2016) A reimagining of the story of Nestora Salgado.
Aquí nuestro presente parece suspendido (2014)The memory of dirty war violence in Guerrero
Transmisión/Desencuadre (2014) Narratives of violence and the importance of a picture.
6:00 PM Tempestad (2016) Tempestad is the parallel journey of two women. Mirror-like, it reflects the impact of the violence and impunity that afflict Mexico. Through their voices, we are drawn into the heart of their feelings, steeped in loss and pain, but also love, dignity and resistance.
7:15 PM Panel Discussion
8:00 PM Noche Tijuana Cocktail Reception and Closing Ceremony

Films on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday will be shown at the Peace and Justice Theater at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice building (KIPJ) at the University of San Diego. Enter on Marian Way at USD's West Entrance. Metered parking is available at the West Lot and the KIPJ is a short walk uphill or an easy shuttle ride from the parking structure. Handicapped parking is available in the garage under the KIPJ or in the lot behind the Institute. More parking information can be obtained at the kiosk at the West Entrance.

Friday night will be hosted at the Cine Tonalá in Tijuana on Avenida Revolución. Parking is not available, through the theater, though there are paid parking lots in the area.

The 2017 edition of Border Film Week brings together an inspiring collection of films that challenge us to rethink violence in Mexico, find reasons to be hopeful, and to imagine a world beyond our horizons.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Peace and Justice Theatre
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice
5998 Alcalá Park
University of San Diego
San Diego, CA
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Dates and times: (Note: start time for 1st film, most nights have multiple films)
Tuesday, February 7 - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, February 8 - 5:00 PM
Thursday, February 9 - 5:00 PM
Friday, February 10 - 5:30 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sandiego.edu
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