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Saturday, Aug 19
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 AM Documentary: Finding Cleveland
12:00 PM Latin Food Festival
12:00 PM Summergrass Festival
2:00 PM Music: Quarteto Nuevo
2:00 PM Film: Blue Moon
2:00 PM Stage: Robin Hood
2:00 PM Stage: Beauty And The Beast
3:00 PM Salsa and Salsa
3:30 PM Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Lecture And Awards
4:00 PM Film: Blue Moon
4:00 PM Summer Splash
7:00 PM Music: Shahram Shabpareh and Shahab Tiam
7:00 PM Barcelona Candlelight Vigil
7:00 PM Stage: Beauty And The Beast
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
Sunday, Aug 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:30 AM Class: A Farm to Fork
12:00 PM Summergrass Festival
1:00 PM Film: Knowledge is the Beginning
2:00 PM House of Hungary Lawn Program
2:00 PM Stage: Robin Hood
2:00 PM Stage: Beauty And The Beast
4:00 PM Reception for Chicana Tributes
5:00 PM Spanish Sunday
7:00 PM Music: Boléro by the Bay
7:00 PM Music: Carlos Daniels tribute to Juan Gabriel
7:00 PM Stage: Robin Hood
8:00 PM Music: Young Dubliners
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
Monday, Aug 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM Film: Love and Death
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
Tuesday, Aug 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Class: Beginner level Irish Gaelic
7:00 PM Stage: Robin Hood
Wednesday, Aug 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Film: The Lady from Shanghai
7:00 PM Stage: Robin Hood
7:30 PM Music: David Buchbinder
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
Thursday, Aug 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Film: Séraphine
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
Friday, Aug 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:30 PM Dance Program at the College Avenue Center
5:00 PM Carlsbad Music Festival
6:00 PM SDIKFF: Opening Gala
6:00 PM Sand Sculpture Art Festival
6:00 PM Music: The New Orleans Swinging Gypsies
7:00 PM Music: Kourosh Taghavi
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
9:00 PM Film: Sila and the Gate Keepers of the Arctic
Saturday, Aug 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Sand Sculpture Art Festival
10:00 AM La Vuelta Cultural Street Festival
12:00 PM House of Mexico
12:00 PM Imperial Avenue Street Festival
2:00 PM Stage: Robin Hood
4:00 PM Music: Flamenco Arana
5:30 PM Film: Moana
6:00 PM Taste Of The Philippines With Dakila
7:30 PM Film: The Postman
8:00 PM Lecture: Insights from Archaeological and Historical Investigations
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
11:00 PM SDIKFF: Screenwriters Panel
Sunday, Aug 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Sand Sculpture Art Festival
11:00 AM House of Palestine
12:00 PM Carlsbad Music Festival
2:00 PM Music: Jimmy & Enrique
2:00 PM International Fashion Show
2:00 PM Art: Lei Tang
2:00 PM Stage: Robin Hood
3:00 PM Stage: Mexihco
6:00 PM Music: Ottmar Liebert
7:00 PM Stage: Robin Hood
7:30 PM Music: Ozomatli
7:30 PM Music: Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes & Tonio Bailardo
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
Monday, Aug 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Shakespeare Film Screenings At The Globe
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
Tuesday, Aug 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Class: Beginner level Irish Gaelic
7:00 PM Stage: Robin Hood
Wednesday, Aug 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Film: Spare Parts
7:00 PM Stage: Robin Hood
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
Thursday, Aug 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Film: Midnight in Paris
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
Friday, Sep 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Powwow at Barona
7:30 PM The Night Owls: Noche de Lechuza
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet

< Thursday, February 23, 2017 >

All Day Ongoing and Extended Events


The Taming of the Shrew
Until August 20, 2017

Until August 27, 2017

Robin Hood
Until September 3, 2017

Until September 10, 2017

Exhibitions and Art

American and European Folk Art
Until August 20, 2017

We Are Here/Estamos Aqui
Until October 29, 2017

Trappings: Homage to the Horse and Other Steeds
Until November 12, 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

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

Irish Gaelic Conversation Circle
Ongoing Tuesdays - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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

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


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

9:30 AM Talk: The Challenge of Unity and Diversity Within Islam The Rev. Daren Erisman earned a Ph.D. in Systematic and Philosophical Theology, and an M.A. in Islamic Studies. He is an expert in Christian-Muslim relationships and will explain "The One and the Many: The Challenge of Unity and Diversity Within Islam." The Rev. Erisman engages the question of how a diverse religion, spanning the world with 1.6 billion adherents, addresses the challenges of modern globalization and modern extremism. Dr. Erisman explains how the heart of the Islamic religion, tawhid, asserting the unity of God, guides and challenges contemporary Muslims to make sense of a quickly changing world involving multiple cultures and contexts. This talk addresses the real diversity within Islam and the fundamental desire by Muslims to live out tawhid both personally and communally. Learn some of the key concepts that are often ignored or misunderstood by the media and by some forms of modern Islamic extremism. Rev. Erisman will intersperse his talk with stories and many pictures of his missions into Iraq, Afghanistan, and Africa.

House of Prayer
795 N. Rose
Escondido, CA 92027

Thursday, February 23 - 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
6:00 PM Kummbafest Gospel Night: Black to Power For 25 years, the accomplishments, artistry and views of the African-American community have been center stage at the Kuumbafest held annual at the San Diego Repertory Theatre during Black History Month. This year is no different, as Kuumbafest 2017: Black to Power will bring together a collective group of gifted individuals for all over the county to take part in the four day Kuumbafest extravaganza with its traditional finale, a gospel concert. The 2017 Gospel Night performances will feature artists from far and nears and includes M.A.N.D.A.T.E. Records recording artists, Men 4 Christ, the Shekinah Missionaries, Full Gospel Ensemble, Grace Covenant, Jeremy Gaddy and Priesthood, Alexi Joi, and Robert Earl Dean.

Admission/Cost: $10

Lyceum Theatre
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101

Dates and times:
Thursday, February 23 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday, February 24 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, February 25 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Sunday, February 26 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
6:00 PM Celebrating African-American Women In The Arts Let's celebrate three wonderful women, "the Best of the Best," who have blessed our community with their immense talents: musician and author Jeannie Cheatham, Moxie Theatre Executive Artistic Director Delicia Turner-Sonnenberg and sculptor Manuelita Brown of UC San Diego's Sojourner Truth. Come raise a toast in celebration!

Admission/Cost: FREE

Women's Museum Of California
2730 Historic Decatur Rd #103
San Diego, CA

Thursday, February 23 - 6:00 PM
6:30 PM Music: Mariela Contreras A true bilingual artist, Mariela Contreras offers a blend of Latin roots influenced by musicians like Ella Fitzgerald, Amy Winehouse, Bobby McFerrin, and Janis Joplin. This event is a part of Carlsbad Reads Together, a month long celebration designed to bring community members together and engage them in discussion about the same book at the same time.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Carlsbad City Library Learning Center
3368 Eureka Place
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Thursday, February 23 - 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
7:00 PM Stage: Bocon For four performances only, Bocon, San Diego's newest company, dedicated to theater for youth, presents its inaugural production, also called Bocon. Lisa Loomer's play tells the story of Miguel, a "big-mouthed boy on a magical and treacherous journey from his home in Central America across the border of lights into the United States, with his guitar in hand." Artistic Director Crystal Mercado directs.

Admission/Cost: $5 - $10

Sweetwater High School
2900 Highland Avenue
National City, CA 91950

Dates and times:
Thursday, February 23 - 7:00 PM
Friday, February 24 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 25 - 2:00 PM
Sunday, February 26 - 6:00 PM
7:30 PM Italian Film: Le Confessioni The great Toni Servillo plays a robed monk with a trick up his sleeve in Roberto Andò's thriller. Amid the European financial crisis, a cabal of finance leaders from the G8 countries has gathered in a posh German hotel to hash things out. Servillo's Roberto Salus is a guest of honour, and on his first night there he hears the confession of International Monetary Fund head Daniel Roché (Daniel Auteuil). When this bigwig is found dead by suicide the next morning, the intrigue begins: Why did he kill himself? What secrets did he divulge to Salus? Did Salus capture them with the digital recorder he's been seen carrying?

Mystery meets satire as the film unfolds, mocking the venality of the super-rich and the so-called experts that serve them. The dialogue is witty and urbane, the setting is sumptuous in its luxury and the cast is delectable. Servillo and Auteuil are superb, as usual, and they share the screen with pros like Lambert Wilson and Connie Nielsen. Equal parts Agatha Christie and Occupy, this is a congenial film with a sharp sting in its tail.

Admission/Cost: $8 - $12

Museum of Photographic Arts
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

Thursday, February 23 - 7:30 PM

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7:30 PM The Villalobos Brothers Hailing from Veracruz, Mexico, the Villalobos Brothers are acclaimed as one of today's leading contemporary Mexican ensembles. The violin trio draws on many genres including Son Jarocho, jazz, rock, and blues. These classically-trained virtuosos deliver a signature style known as "Fast-Chatting Violin," for a mesmerizing brew of brilliance, cadence, and virtuosity.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $35

California Center for the Arts
340 N. Escondido Blvd.
Escondido, CA

Thursday, February 23 at 7:30 PM
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

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