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Wednesday, May 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Thursday, May 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:30 AM Talk: Trade Routes and the Evolving Geopolitics of the Middle East
5:00 PM Talk: China's Ideological Spectrum
7:00 PM Music: Celtic Women Voices of Angels
7:30 PM Makaha Sons and Keikilani & Leo Lindsey
Friday, May 26
All Day Conference: Housing Across Borders - Mexican and U.S. Housing in Perspective
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Lebanese Food Festival
6:30 PM Modern Japan Concert Series
8:30 PM Music: Park Junghyun (Lena Park)
Saturday, May 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Lebanese Food Festival
12:30 PM Street Food Tour
2:00 PM French Culture Lecture Series & Kids Storytime
2:00 PM Ethiopian Experience: Feast + Cultural Journey
7:30 PM Music: Park Junghyun (Lena Park)
8:00 PM Stage: The Revolutionists
Sunday, May 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Lebanese Food Festival
2:00 PM Stage: The Revolutionists
2:00 PM Jimmy & Enrique
2:00 PM Antonio F. Vianna: Far from Ordinary
4:00 PM Street Food Tour
Monday, May 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, May 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Wednesday, May 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Thursday, Jun 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: The Revolutionists
Friday, Jun 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: The Revolutionists
Saturday, Jun 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM Music: CWM Summer Series, Caribbean Inspiration
8:00 PM Stage: The Revolutionists
Sunday, Jun 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: The Revolutionists
Monday, Jun 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Jun 6
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

< Friday, February 17, 2017 >

All Day San Diego Jewish Film Festival The mission of the San Diego Jewish Film Festival is to offer outstanding world cinema that promotes awareness, appreciation and pride in the diversity of the Jewish people to attendees of the community at large. Festival programs aim to educate and illuminate through evocative, independent fiction and documentary films that portray the Jewish experience from current to historic global perspectives. The festival includes over 40 feature-length films and numerous short films.

Admission/Cost: $12.25 - $15.25 unless otherwise noted. (Certain screenings Free and festival passes available).

Festvial Venues:

ArcLight Cinemas (ALC)
4425 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA 92122

Carlsbad Village Theatre (CVT)
2822 State Street
Carlsbad, CA 92008

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre (GT)
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037

Edwards San Marcos Stadium 18 (ESM)
1180 W San Marcos Blvd
San Marcos, CA 92069

Reading Cinemas Town Square 14 (RTS)
4665 Clairemont Dr
San Diego, CA 92117

Film Schedule:

For more information, please visit:
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events


Exhibitions and Art

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

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


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

Noé Olivas Quinceañera Project
Ongoing until April 30, 2017

Kanban, Traditional Shop Signs Of Japan
Ongoing until October 8, 2017


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

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

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 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


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

7:30 AM Stage: Voyage, The Slave Journey SACRA/PROFANA presents a meaningful concert in honor of Black History Month titled Voyage: The Slave Journey, an event that also features the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Choir San Diego.

Anchored by the San Diego Premiere of Anthony Davis' momentous a cappella work "Voyage Through Death to Life Upon These Shores," this program will touch on the legacy of slavery.

The first half of the concert will include Davis' virtuosic multi-movement choral work, which explores the slave narratives that helped shape this country's diverse voices with text based on the poem "Middle Passage" by Robert Hayden. This work has only had five performances putting SACRA/PROFANA in the elite company of some of the top choral ensembles in the country including Chanticleer, The Dale Warland Singers, and Musica Sacra.

For the second half of the program, the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Choir will tell the rest of the story from the slave trade up-to the modern era, including chances to join in the singing.

Each performance will be followed by an open discussion with the artists. Anthony Davis will be present at all performances.

General Admission - $20 (Advance)
General Admission - $25 (At door)
Student/Military - $10
Reserved Seating - $30

Maritime Museum of San Diego
1492 N Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

Friday, February 17 - 7:30 PM

For more information, please visit:
3:30 PM San Diego Film Week San Diego Film Week is a new, week-long festival that celebrates local film (and replaces the Film Consortium Fall Film Festival and Winter Film Showcase). This festival highlights locally produced films, "best of" from other festivals like the GI Film Fest, San Diego International Film Fest, San Diego Asian Film Festival, 48 Hour Film Project, San Diego Latino Film Festival, Horrible Imaginings Film Festival and more.

There will also be awards, workshops and panels, and various parties.

Admission/Cost: $12 - $200

Museum of Photographic Arts
Balboa Park
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA

Dates and times:
Friday, February 10
6:00 PM - Opening Night Gala & New Actor/Filmmaker Showcase

Saturday, February 11
11:00 AM - South of 8
12:00 PM - Finance and Distribution for independent TV, Film, and Online Content 101
1:30 PM - Eternity the Movie
3:00 PM - Miguel and Beth and Moises and Brian: Five Tips For Getting into Bed with Film Programmers
4:00 PM - Spirits of Rebellion
6:00 PM - Best of the San Diego Latino Film Festival
8:00 PM - Comic Relief- Comedy Shorts Showcase

Sunday, February 12
11:00 AM - Thane of East County
1:30 PM - Bullets, Fangs, and Dinner at 8
4:00 PM - Daydream Hotel
6:00 PM - SD ? LA
8:00 PM - The 48 Hour Film Project: From Dream to Screen

Monday, February 13
3:30 PM - Ticket to Write: The Golden Age of Rock Music Journalism
6:00 PM - San Diego Asian Film Festival
8:00 PM - A Woman's Place

Tuesday, February 14
3:30 PM - Janey Makes a Play

Wednesday, February 15
3:30 PM - Art as a Weapon
6:00 PM - Best of the GI Film Festival San Diego
8:00 PM - SD ? TJ- Binational Short Films Screening

Thursday, February 16
3:30 PM - Working Class
6:00 PM - Global Consciousness- San Diego International Film Festival
8:00 PM - Right in the Feels: Drama Shorts Program

Friday, February 17
3:30 PM - Breaking Point
6:00 PM - Horrible Imaginings: Bringing Darkness to Sunny San Diego
8:00 PM - After Hours: Late Night and Horror Shorts Showcase

Saturday, February 18
11:00 AM - The Nasty Terrible T-Kid
12:00 PM - "Editing for Emotional Impact: Change is Good!"
1:30 PM - A Life Lived
1:30 PM - Editing Tips with Adobe Tools
3:00 PM - SAG-AFTRA Contracts Made Simple: The Real Deal About the Theatrical Low Budget and New Media Agreements
6:00 PM - Closing Party and Awards Ceremony

Sunday, February 19
11:00 AM - USS Indianapolis: The Legacy
12:00 PM - "Smooth Shooting On-Location in the City of San Diego" by City of San Diego Special Events & Filming Department
1:30 PM - What's the Vig?
2:00 PM - "Your First Job In The Industry: How To Establish Your New Career" by Veterans in Film and Television

For more information, please visit: www.
6:00 PM San Diego Improv Festival The 4th annual San Diego Improv Festival brings comedians from all over the world to perform, teach, and party with us. Hosted by Finest City Improv at the historic Lafayette Hotel in North Park.

Admission/Cost: $15

Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows
2223 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA

Dates and times:
Friday, February 17 - 6:00 PM to midnight
Saturday, February 18 - 6:00 PM to midnight
Sunday, February 19 - 6:00 PM to midnight

For more information, please visit:
7:00 PM Stage: For Black Boys Who Have Considered Homicide When The Streets Were Too Much For its spring production, Common Ground Theatre stages Keith Antar Mason's choreopoem (a combination of poetry and dance) that explores issues of black male identity. Terrance Bowen directs.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $25

Educational Cultural Complex
4343 Ocean View Boulevard
San Diego, CA

Dates and times:
Ongoing February 10 to February 19
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays - 7:00 PM
Except Sunday, February 12 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 527-5256
7:30 PM Stage: The Matsuyama Mirror A Japanese folktale fantasy for all ages. In this coming-of-age story, a young woman copes with the loss of her mother by escaping into the beautiful world she sees in her magic mirror. Award-winning playwright Velina Hasu Houston reimagines this Japanese fairy tale for the stage in a local premiere directed by Peter Cirino.

Admission/Cost: General - $17, Students, Seniors, and Active Military - $15

School of Theatre, Television, and Film
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, February 17 to Sunday February 26
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays - 7:30 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit:
7:30 PM Music: Zzymzy Gypsy Swing The Zzymzy Quartet takes its name from a hypothetical "last word" in the dictionary: thus, their tagline, "The Last Word in Gypsy Swing."

Admission/Cost: $10

Harbor Music Hall
1506 India Street
San Diego, CA 92101

Friday, February 17 - 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
7:30 PM San Diego Civic Dance Arts Collage The theme for Collage 2017 is Joy and dancers will perform everything from jazz and tap to hip hop and modern at the Casa del Prado Theatre.

The show also features the fast section from Jose Limon's "A Choreographic Offering," brought via internationally recognized dance educator Daniel Lewis. Plus an explosive Brazilian-style percussive tap piece by Maud Arnold (Syncopated Ladies) and Chukwudi Hodge (International drumming artist).

Admission/Cost: $8 - $15

Casa del Prado Theatre
1600 Village Place
San Diego

Dates and times:
Ongoing February 3 to February 19
Friday, February 3 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 4 - 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Friday, February 10 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 11 - 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 12 - 2:00 PM
Friday, February 17 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 18 - 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 19 - 2:00 PM

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8:00 PM Shaolin Warriors Shaolin Warriors is a unique show performed by masters of Kung Fu.

In this fully choreographed theatrical production, Shaolin Warriors brings the remarkable skill, stunning movement and death-defying martial-arts prowess to stages throughout the world.

These Kung Fu masters have trained from a very young age in mental and physical disciplines, perfecting the art of hand-to-hand and weapons combat, which allow them to perform feats one thought only possible in the movies.

Admission/Cost: $35.50 - $67.50

Balboa Theatre
868 4th Ave
San Diego, CA

Friday, February 17 - 8:00 PM

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8:00 PM Stage: 2.5 Minute Ride "2.5 Minute Ride," a breakout hit first seen at the La Jolla Playhouse in 1996, is about a woman's investigation of her relationship with her father through three life events: a family outing to an Ohio amusement park, a wedding in a Brooklyn Jewish Community Center, and a searing trip to Auschwitz.

The show pairs Craig Noel Award winners Shana Wride and director Rosina Reynolds.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $45

Diversionary Theatre
4545 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA

Dates and times:
From Thursday, February 9 to Sunday, March 19
For complete schedule click here.

For more information, please visit:
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Music: The Black Market Trust The Black Market Trust bring their blend of three part vocal harmony and Django Reinhardt-inspired gypsy swing.

Admission/Cost: $15

Dizzy's/Musicians Union Hall
1717 Morena Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92110

Friday, February 17 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

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8:00 PM San Diego Ballet: Ritmos Latinos Samba! Rhumba! Cha-Cha-Cha! San Diego Ballet dancers are joined on stage by jazz icon Gilbert Castellanos and San Diego's hottest Latin jazz musicians. Get swept away in the sizzling tempo and rhythms of last year's smash hit, Audaz. Following the Saturday, February 18 performance, join the artists from Ritmos Latinos. Mingle in the lyceum's newly renovated lobby immediately following the program.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $50

Lyceum Theatre
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101

Dates and times:
Friday, February 17 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, February 18 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, February 19 - 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

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