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Friday, Mar 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Art Exhibit: Street Photography around the World
4:00 PM 24th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival
5:00 PM Women's International Film Festival San Diego
6:00 PM Hawaiian Music With Waipuna
6:00 PM Lommok Radio's 1st Anniversary Celebration
6:30 PM Taste Of Opera The Curious Fork Cooking Class: 'La Traviata'
7:00 PM A Night of Classical Iranian Music
8:00 PM Stage: The Dresser
Saturday, Mar 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM Chamorro Cultural Festival
10:00 AM Women's International Film Festival San Diego
11:00 AM San Diego Sings! Festival 2017
11:00 AM Tequila & Taco Music Festival
11:00 AM Japanese Brush Painting Art Exhibition
11:00 AM Art Exhibit: Street Photography around the World
1:00 PM Vivaldi's 'The Four Seasons' & 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
1:00 PM Nowruz, the Persian New Year Celebration
3:00 PM Miso Making Workshop
7:00 PM Music and Dance: Noche Cubana
8:00 PM Stage: Red Velvet
8:00 PM Stage: The Dresser
Sunday, Mar 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM Women's International Film Festival San Diego
11:00 AM House of Iran: Persian New Year Celebration
11:00 AM Japanese Brush Painting Art Exhibition
11:00 AM Art Exhibit: Street Photography around the World
12:00 PM 24th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival
1:00 PM Brazilian Carnaval
2:00 PM Muslim Ban Town Hall
2:00 PM Stage: The Dresser
7:00 PM Stage: Red Velvet
Monday, Mar 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Art Exhibit: Street Photography around the World
Tuesday, Mar 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Art Exhibit: Street Photography around the World
7:00 PM Stage: Red Velvet
7:30 PM Talk: Asian Pacific Islander Americans and the Formation of San Diego
Wednesday, Mar 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Art Exhibit: Street Photography around the World
6:00 PM Talk: The Philippines Under President Duterte
7:00 PM Stage: Red Velvet
Thursday, Mar 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM Talk: Jack Bowsher
11:00 AM Art Exhibit: Street Photography around the World
7:30 PM Book Talk on Umberto Saba's "Ernesto"
8:00 PM Music: Tinariwen
8:00 PM La Jolla Music Society Presents Danish National Symphony Orchestra
8:00 PM Stage: Red Velvet
Friday, Mar 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Art Exhibit: Street Photography around the World
7:30 PM Stage: Halo-Halo
7:30 PM Stage: South of the 8
8:00 PM Stage: The Dresser
8:00 PM Stage: Red Velvet
Saturday, Apr 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM Scottish Tartan Day
11:00 AM Latin American Art Festival
11:00 AM Art Exhibit: Street Photography around the World
2:00 PM Stage: Red Velvet
2:00 PM Stage: Halo-Halo
2:30 PM Stage: South of the 8
7:30 PM Stage: Halo-Halo
7:30 PM Stage: South of the 8
8:00 PM Stage: Red Velvet
Sunday, Apr 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Art Exhibit: Street Photography around the World
11:00 AM Latin American Art Festival
1:00 PM 4th Annual Mariachi Festival
2:00 PM Stage: Red Velvet
2:00 PM Stage: The Dresser
2:00 PM Stage: Halo-Halo
3:00 PM Indian Music and Dance Festival
6:00 PM Music: Bossa Brazil
7:00 PM Stage: Red Velvet
Monday, Apr 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Art Exhibit: Street Photography around the World
7:00 PM Indian Music and Dance Festival
Tuesday, Apr 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 PM Indian Music and Dance Festival
7:00 PM Worldview Project International Book Club
7:00 PM Stage: Red Velvet
Wednesday, Apr 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 PM Indian Music and Dance Festival
7:00 PM Stage: Red Velvet
Thursday, Apr 6
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 PM Indian Music and Dance Festival
7:30 PM Stage: Halo-Halo
8:00 PM Stage: Red Velvet
Calendar

< Tuesday, February 7, 2017 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Stage

My Fair Lady
Until April 2, 2017

Exhibitions and Art

African American Art "Impressions"
Ongoing until Friday, March 31, 2017

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

Layers of Brilliance
Until April 30, 2017

Japanese Style Pottery Show
Until April 30, 2017

Tools & Utensils - The Beauty Of Objects From The World's Kitchens And Workshops
Until April 30, 2017

Sherlock Holmes And The Clocktower Mystery
Until June 4, 2017

American and European Folk Art
Until June 18, 2017

American And European Folk Art From The Permanent Collection
Until June 25, 2017

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

'Radical Machines' - Chinese Typewriter Exhibit
Ongoing until April 16, 2017

Stones In The Meadow
Ongoing until March 31, 2017

Dimensions Of Black: A Collaboration With The San Diego African American Museum Of Fine Art
Ongoing until April 30, 2017

'Every Which Way' Exhibition
Ongoing until April 9, 2017

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

German Expressionism
Ongoing until December 31, 2019

Dan McCleary, Etchings And Studies: Taller De Grabado Oaxaca 2000 - 2016
Ongoing until April 9, 2017

Cannibals

Art Exhibition: Kulvinder Kaur Dhew & Bruce Dehnert
Ongoing until April 26, 2017

Art Exhibition: Louis M. Schmidt 'Persons Unknown'
Ongoing until April 23, 2017

San Diego Potters' Guild Presents 'East-West'
Ongoing until April 3, 2017

Kids

Kids Meet Mandarin
Ongoing Fridays

Chinese Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Spanish Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Bilingual Storytime
Ongoing Fridays

Classes and Workshops

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

French Conversation Class: "Le Polar Dans Tous Ses Etats"
Ongoing until March 29, 2017

French For Foodies: A Table!
Ongoing until March 30, 2017

Cultural Tours and Excursions

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 Street Eats
Ongoing, Select Saturdays

Tijuana Brewery Tour
Ongoing, Select Saturdays

Tijuana Market Hop
Ongoing, Select Sundays

Tijuana Seafood Food Tour
Ongoing Saturdays

Tijuana Foodie Adventure
Ongoing Saturdays,Tuesdays,Sundays

Ensenada Mexico Pacific Ocean Coastal Tour

Baja Mexico Grand Tour

Tijuana Foodie Adventures

Brews + Chews & Views: Tijuana Walking Tour
Ongoing Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays until Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Other

Jane Austen's Emma, English High Tea And Dinner Theater
Until April 2, 2017

Tea with The Bard
Ongoing, first Sunday of each month

Kirtan Musical Meditation
Ongoing, Thursdays

Frankie & Maria's Italian Wedding, A Not-So-Ordinary Interactive Dinner Theater
Ongoing, Saturdays, Fridays

Jewish Film Festival
Ongoing, Everyday

Belly Dance Greek Dinner Show
Ongoing, Fridays, Saturdays

Haad Sai Thai Food
Ongoing, Thursday

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 this ancient yet modern and relevant art called Chinese brush painting and calligraphy. See yourself with a bamboo brush in your hand, moving your arm up and down at times, at other times moving only your fingers in a tiny motion, and still at other times, moving your shoulder as you do a mighty brush movement—Whoosh!

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

Beginners, with no previous experience, can capture the beauty and life force of bamboo in the wind and playful fish swishing in the water as well as the art of "washing" your painting on rice paper with tea. Chinese calligraphy is introduced to help you master the brush, and as 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 also capturing the life force (ch'i) of these subjects by dancing out these strokes with energy and spirit. See the 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
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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
7:00 PM Worldview Project International Book Club The Worldview Project is pleased to invite you to its international book club. Each month we will select a book for discussion that aligns with The Worldview Project's mission to promote greater cross-cultural awareness, knowledge, and understanding. Additionally, throughout the month we will e-mail announcements designed to 'take you deeper' into the highlighted culture—such as local events, articles, interviews, art, music, movies, restaurants, recipes, current events, further readings, etc. We invite you to join us on the fourth Thursday of each month for a unique, informative and lively gathering to discuss and share what we have read, experienced, and learned. Check out our page on the San Diego Participant Observer to learn about this month's book. Don't have time to read or finish the book before the meeting? No problem, come anyway and check out what it's all about!

March Book - Land of a Thousand Hills: My Life in Rwanda By Rosamond Halsey Carr, Ann Howard Halsey

This month, we will travel to Rwanda. Book Club member, Paula H., has visited this amazing country many times for her dissertation, Business and Economic Empowerment: Stories from Women of Rwanda, and she will be showing us slides from her travels.

Synopsis: In 1949, Rosamond Halsey Carr, a young fashion illustrator living in New York City, accompanied her dashing hunter-explorer husband to what was then the Belgian Congo. When the marriage fell apart, she decided to stay on in neighboring Rwanda, as the manager of a flower plantation. Land of a Thousand Hills is Carr's thrilling memoir of her life in Rwanda--a love affair with a country and a people that has spanned half a century. During those years, she has experienced everything from stalking leopards to rampaging elephants, drought, the mysterious murder of her friend Dian Fossey, and near-bankruptcy. She has chugged up the Congo River on a paddle-wheel steamboat, been serenaded by pygmies, and witnessed firsthand the collapse of colonialism. Following 1994's Hutu-Tutsi genocide, Carr turned her plantation into a shelter for the lost and orphaned children-work she continues to this day, at the age of eighty-seven.

You can purchase the book at our Amazon Multiculturalbooks.org link:
http://astore.amazon.com/theworldviewp-20/detail/0452282020
Kindle and paperback (new and used) are available.

For more information about this book please visit the Worldview Project Book Club webpage.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location: (New Location!)
DeVry University
2655 Camino Del Rio North, Suite 370B,
San Diego, CA 92108
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Dates and times:
1st Tuesday of every month - 7:00 PM (some meetings are earlier or later)

For more information, please visit: WVP Book Club
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