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Thursday, May 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Art Workshop: Kokedama
12:30 PM Talk: The Making of Global China
4:00 PM Talk: A Korean Model of Economic Development
5:30 PM Lecture: World in Transition
7:00 PM Stage: The Madres
8:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Friday, May 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Film: Firefly Dreams
6:00 PM Film: Coco
7:00 PM City Heights Dance Festival
7:30 PM Music: Natalia Lafourcade
8:00 PM Film: Hin Und Weg (Tour De Force)
8:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
8:00 PM Stage: The Madres
8:00 PM Stage: The Sisters Rosensweig
Saturday, May 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:30 AM Art Class: Kokedama
10:00 AM Harmony in Action Cross-Cultural Non-Profits Fair
1:00 PM Food: Carnitas (Mexican Roasted Pig)
1:00 PM Piñata Festival
2:00 PM Holocaust Survivor's Gripping Story
2:00 PM Film: Satoyama
2:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
3:00 PM Music: Breizh Amerika
6:00 PM Music and Dance: Samahan
6:30 PM Theater: Moana
7:00 PM Music: Jenni Rivera tribute Concert
7:00 PM City Heights Dance Festival
7:30 PM Music: Breizh Amerika
8:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
8:00 PM Stage: The Sisters Rosensweig
Sunday, May 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM 38th Annual Ethnic Food Fair
2:00 PM City Heights Dance Festival
2:00 PM Stage: The Sisters Rosensweig
2:00 PM Stage: The Madres
2:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
7:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Monday, May 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:00 PM Spring Luau USD
Tuesday, May 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Les Miserables
7:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
7:30 PM Lecture: 1918-Death In Vienna, City Of Dreams
7:30 PM Music: Chano Dominguez
Wednesday, May 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Film: Goodbye Christopher Robin
6:00 PM Film: America's Untold Story
7:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
7:00 PM Stage: Les Miserables
Thursday, May 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:00 PM Talk: The Rise and Fall of a Fraud Investigator in China
6:10 PM Padres Italian Heritage Night
7:00 PM Stage: The Madres
8:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Friday, Jun 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Food: Tijuana Renaissance/Feast For the Heart
6:30 PM Lecture: Kumeyaay Ethnobotany
7:00 PM Beer & Sake Festival
7:00 PM Stage: Les Miserables
8:00 PM Stage: The Madres
8:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Saturday, Jun 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 AM Talk: AfroFuturism Dream Tank 2018
10:00 AM Art: Kokedama Class
10:00 AM NASA Powwow
11:00 AM Music: Sam Hinton Folk Festival
11:00 AM Noodle Competition with Mike Chen
12:00 PM House of Denmark Lawn Program
2:00 PM Ukrainian Embroidery Workshop
2:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
2:30 PM Music: From Russia with Love
3:00 PM Mabuhay Festival: Filipino Independence day
6:00 PM Book Signing: Wherever you go, They are there
6:00 PM Music: Scripps Mariachi Festival
6:30 PM Film: Moulin Rouge
7:00 PM Stage: Les Miserables
8:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Sunday, Jun 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Japanese Cultural Bazaar
2:00 PM Stage: The Madres
2:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
3:00 PM Music: African Sanctus
5:00 PM Music: Manohara Sangeetham by Anahita and Apoorva Ravindran
6:00 PM Summer Culinary Institute: Summer Cooking
7:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
7:00 PM Stage: Les Miserables
7:30 PM Music: Mexican Regional
11:00 PM House of England Lawn Program
Monday, Jun 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Jun 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
7:30 PM Lecture: 1918-Death In Vienna, City Of Dreams
Wednesday, Jun 6
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 PM Talk: Kumeyaay Ethnobotany
7:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Calendar

< Wednesday, February 8, 2017 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Stage

Sherlock Holmes, The Final Adventure
Until May 19, 2018

The Sisters Rosensweig
Until May 27, 2018

The Madres
Until June 10, 2018

A Thousand Splendid Suns
Until June 24, 2018

Exhibitions and Art

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

4:00 PM Talk: Indian Pilgrims All are invited to join the book launch for Dr. Michelle M. Jacob, of the University of Oregon (former professor of USD). Her book, Indian Pilgrims: Indigenous Journeys of Activism and Healing with Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, is published by University of Arizona Press.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Serra Hall
Humanities Center
5998 Alcalá Park
University of San Diego
San Diego, CA
MAP

Wednesday, February 8 - 4:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sandiego.edu
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Student Panel on US-Japan Economic and Social Ties At this live event, hear students' perspectives on U.S.-Japan relations and business ties after spending eight days in Japan with the Kakehashi program.

The Japanese government created the Kakehashi program to strengthen the bonds between Japan and the U.S. through personal connections, business exchange and mutual understanding. The School was fortunate to be chosen in 2016 to participate in the annual program, which brings students from the U.S. to Japan to see the businesses, experience the culture and get to know the Japanese personally.

At this event, a group of Kakehashi participants will present their experiences, impressions and ideas for the future of U.S.-Japan relations. The students will particularly focus on the economic bridges that citizens of each country can build.

For anyone interested in Japan or international relations, this presentation and discussion will highlight many important facets of building constructive relationships with people and businesses abroad, in Japan and elsewhere.

Admission/Cost: FREE Register Here

Location:
GPS Robinson Auditorium
UCSD
International Lane
La Jolla, CA
MAP

Wednesday, February 8 - 5:00PM to 7:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.eventbrite.com
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
MAP

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
5:30 PM French Film & Music The magical French fantasia blends comic books, film noir and abstract art into heart-thumping animated adventure. A mysterious illness transforms an 11-year-old boy into a phantom, able to leave his body and swoop over the shadowy streets and alleyways of New York. He joins forces with a feisty reporter and an NYC cop to halt a criminal mastermind threatening the city with a computer virus. (2016. 84 minutes. PG) (may be in French with English subtitles)

Free mini concert, featuring T. Rexico, a "surf rock" band from Chula Vista, at 5:30:00 PM, followed by the free screening of the film at 6:00 PM

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Chula Vista Civic Center Library
365 F St.
San Diego, CA
MAP

Wednesday, February 8 - 5:30 PM

For more information, please call (619) 691-5069
6:30 PM Music: Paratodos Paratodos, formerly known as the Zicas, is a Brazilian music project performing samba, bossa nova, Musica Popular Brasileira, forro, choro, and more. Join us for an evening of music, cocktails, food, and dancing.

We are at Cafe 21 on Wednesdays and Cafe Sevilla on Sundays.

Admission/Cost: No cover (All ages)

Location:
Cafe 21
802 5th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Ongoing, Wednesdays - 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

For more information, please call: 619-795-0721.
8:00 PM Music: Mariachi Vargas Mariachi Vargas De Tecalitlán is a Mexican folk ensemble of mariachi music created in 1897 by Gaspar Vargas. From 1950 it has been under the artistic guidance of Rubén Fuentes. The group's musical direction had been the responsibility of Don Jose "Pepe" Martínez from 1975 to around 2013-14. Now the ensemble is under the direction of Carlos Martínez (ex-director of Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlan).

Admission/Cost: $59 - $79

Location:
Casino Pauma
777 Pauma Reservation Road
Pauma Valley, CA 92061
MAP

Wednesday, February 8 - 8:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.casinopauma.com
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