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Saturday, Aug 18
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:30 AM Spanish Guided Nature Walk of Mission Trails
9:00 AM Workshop: Indian Puppet Making
9:00 AM Capoeira Luanda Summer Festival & Batizado
10:00 AM Summergrass Bluegrass Festival
11:00 AM Latin Food Fest
3:00 PM Reggae Summer Splash
3:00 PM Salsa & Salsa Cooking Class
5:30 PM Bollywood Movie At Balboa Park
6:00 PM Book Signing: The Wisdom of the Shamans
6:30 PM Film: Moana
7:00 PM Music: Yuridia
8:00 PM Stage: Much Ado About Nothing
8:00 PM Italian Film: Holding Hands (La Tenerezza)
8:00 PM Stage: In the Heights
8:00 PM Stage: Voyeurs de Venus
8:00 PM Stage: Hunchback of Norte Dame
Sunday, Aug 19
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM Summergrass Bluegrass Festival
2:00 PM House of Hungary Lawn Program
2:00 PM Asian Brush Painting Exhibit
5:00 PM Music: Jonathan Leviim & Oleg Poliansky
6:00 PM Lecture: Marcus & Amy Jaques Garvey Celebration
8:00 PM Stage: In the Heights
8:00 PM Stage: Hunchback of Norte Dame
8:00 PM Stage: Much Ado About Nothing
Monday, Aug 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 PM Film: Survivors
6:30 PM Book Discussion: Ups and Downs on the New Zealand Road
Tuesday, Aug 21
All Day Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
All Day Free Admission to Mingei International Museum
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM International Day of Peace Celebration
6:30 PM Book Discussion: Ups and Downs on the New Zealand Road
7:30 PM Stage: Seize the King
7:30 PM Music: Colm Keegan and Laura Durrant
8:00 PM Music: Midnight in Paris
8:00 PM Stage: Hunchback of Norte Dame
8:00 PM Stage: Much Ado About Nothing
Wednesday, Aug 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Film: Love and Death
8:00 PM Stage: Hunchback of Norte Dame
8:00 PM Stage: Much Ado About Nothing
Thursday, Aug 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Stage: Voyeurs de Venus
8:00 PM Film: Nil Battey Sannata
8:00 PM Music: Rodriguez
8:00 PM Stage: In the Heights
8:00 PM Stage: Hunchback of Norte Dame
8:00 PM Stage: Much Ado About Nothing
Friday, Aug 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
3:00 PM 15th San Diego International Kids' Film Festival
6:00 PM Film: Black Panther
7:30 PM Music: Chitraveena Concert
7:30 PM Music: New World String Project
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
8:00 PM Film: The Lunchbox
8:00 PM Stage: In the Heights
8:00 PM Stage: Voyeurs de Venus
8:00 PM Stage: Hunchback of Norte Dame
8:00 PM Stage: Much Ado About Nothing
Saturday, Aug 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Foodie trip to Mexico
10:00 AM La Vuelta Cultural Summer Festival
10:00 AM Wellness and Latin Food
11:00 AM Taste of Asia & Pacific House of Chamorros, China and Philippines
1:00 PM Michelada Rumble
7:00 PM Music: Nortec Collective
8:00 PM Music: Shaila Dúrcal
8:00 PM Stage: In the Heights
8:00 PM Stage: Voyeurs de Venus
8:00 PM Stage: Hunchback of Norte Dame
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
8:00 PM Stage: Much Ado About Nothing
Sunday, Aug 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM House of Puerto Rico
3:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
4:00 PM Music: From Russia With Love
5:00 PM Music: Carnatic Vocal Concert by Smt. Gayathri
6:00 PM Music: Jarabe Mexicana
8:00 PM Stage: In the Heights
8:00 PM Stage: Hunchback of Norte Dame
8:00 PM Stage: Much Ado About Nothing
Monday, Aug 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Aug 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Stage: Seize the King
8:00 PM Stage: Hunchback of Norte Dame
8:00 PM Stage: Much Ado About Nothing
Wednesday, Aug 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Hunchback of Norte Dame
8:00 PM Stage: Much Ado About Nothing
Thursday, Aug 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Film: Paheli
7:30 PM Stage: Voyeurs de Venus
8:00 PM Stage: In the Heights
8:00 PM Stage: Hunchback of Norte Dame
8:00 PM Stage: Much Ado About Nothing
Friday, Aug 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: In the Heights
8:00 PM Stage: Voyeurs de Venus
8:00 PM Stage: Hunchback of Norte Dame
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
8:00 PM Stage: Much Ado About Nothing
Calendar

< Friday, February 9, 2018 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Stage

A Man of No Importance
Until August 26, 2018

The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Until Sunday, September 1

In the Heights
Until Sunday, September 1

Once
Until Sunday, September 2

Voyeurs De Venus
Ongoing until Sunday, September 9

Seize the King
Until Sunday, September 16

Much Ado About Nothing
Until Sunday, September 16

Exhibitions and Art

Arts Of South And Southeast Asia
Ongoing until January 31, 2019

Walking Tour of Asian Pacific Historic District
Ongoing, every 2nd Saturday of each month

Emotions and Landscapes
Until August 11, 2018

Epic Tales from Ancient India
Until September 3, 2018

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

Classes:Children's West African Drumming
Ongoing Tuesdays

Kids Meet Mandarin
Ongoing Fridays

Chinese Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Spanish Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Bilingual Storytime
Ongoing Fridays

Classes and Workshops

Mahjong Lessons
Ongoing Thursdays

Ki Energy Healing Clinic
Ongoing Wednesdays

Emei Qigong Practice
Ongoing Saturdays

Middle-Eastern Drum & Belly Dance Class
Ongoing until December 17

Europe: Secrets of the Old Masters
Ongoing until July 20

Kokedama Workshop
Ongoing every 1st and 3rd Tuesday

African Djembe Drumming
Ongoing Wednesday

Irish Gaelic Conversation Circle
Ongoing Tuesdays

Tai Chi Workshop
Ongoing Saturdays

African Dance Class
Ongoing Sundays

Salsa Class
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

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 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

Roaring '20s Tango Show & Argentine Dinner
Until September 8, 2018

Argentine Tango Dinner Show
Until September 14, 2018

Gypsy, Belly Dancing & Flamenco Dinner Show
Until August 31, 2018

Buena Vista Sundays
Until April 26, 2019

Hard Days Night
Until August 29, 2018

Flamenco Performance
Until December 29, 2018

Tea with The Bard
Ongoing, first Sunday of each month

Dances of Universal Peace
Ongoing Saturdays

All Day San Diego Jewish Film Festival The 28th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival runs February 8-18. The 11-day event is the largest Jewish cultural event in San Diego and draws over 17,000 attendees annually to more than 70 screenings. Features San Diego film premieres, international guest filmmakers, and juried and audience choice awards. Screenings will be shown at five locations. This year the festival will showcase a total of 58 films of the best contemporary Jewish-themed films from around the world celebrating life, human rights and freedom of expression.

Admission/Cost: $12.25 - $15.25, Festival pass $275

Full Festival Schedule

Search for Individual Films (note: choose film and then the date):


Location:
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Drive
San Diego, CA 92037
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Ongoing from February 8 to 18, 2018

For more information, please call: (858) 362-1348 or visit: www.sdcjc.org
5:00 PM Lunar New Year Tet Festival The Little Saigon San Diego Foundation is excited to announce the return of its flagship event. The Lunar New Year is an important Asian holiday that has been celebrated for thousands of years throughout the world—especially in Asia. 2018 marks the Year of the Dog, a modest and loyal animal that represents honesty, intelligence and reliability.

The San Diego Lunar New Year Festival attracts over 32,000 guests from across San Diego County and offers a fusion of Asian food stations, unique vendor booths, carnival rides, non-stop live entertainment (including lion dances, concerts and bands such as Heartbreaka GeeQ and Remj Michael Jackson) as well as a cultural village featuring artistic reconstructions of iconic sculptures, buildings and landscapes from across South East Asia.

Admission/Cost: $3 - $5

Location:
SDCCU Stadium
9449 Friars Road
San Diego, CA 92108
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Dates and times:
Friday, February 9 - 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, February 10 - 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, February 11 - 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 641-3100 or visit: www.lunarnewyearfestival.org
5:00 PM Art: Local Latin American Masters See six local artists create works in front of The San Diego Museum of Art, inspired by the exhibition "Modern Masters from Latin America: The Pérez Simón Collection." This is a live art event with music by Mariachis Estrellas de Chula Vista, and Air Nandez (Barrio Network).

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
San Diego Museum of Art
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92102
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Friday, February 9 - 5:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 232-7931
6:00 PM Gaslamp Mardi Gras Party Hop Let the famous Gaslamp Quarter treat you to a weekend of SINdulgences. Enjoy free admission, hosted welcome libations, rollback drink prices, DJs, dancing and themed entertainment at the most notable nightclubs, live music venues, restaurants and bars along the famous Fifth Avenue!

Round up your krewe and get ready to paint downtown green, purple and gold! Combo tickets are available for Friday and Saturday celebrations!

Admission/Cost: $80 Each day.

Location:
Gaslamp Quarter
Fifth Avenue, between Broadway and Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Friday, February 9 - 6:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Saturday, February 10 - 6:00 PM to 2:00 AM
7:00 PM Music: Jan Jiracek von Arnim "An Evening in Vienna" features Jan Jiracek von Arnim as he shares anecdotes from his life performing as a concert pianist based in Vienna, Austria, and from his experience as the Artistic Director of the International Beethoven Piano Competition in that city. Be enchanted by a collection of short piano pieces that Jan chose for this special event, which he will perform for you on the incomparable ambassador of Viennese piano tradition: the Bösendorfer. This event is free, but seating is limited. Refreshments will be served following the event.

Admission/Cost: FREE Please RSVP

Location:
Greene Music Recital Hall
7480 Miramar Road, Suite 101
San Diego, CA 92126
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Friday, February 9 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 586-7000 or visit: www.greenemusic.com
7:00 PM Stage: A Raisin in the Sun UCSD Department of Theatre & Dance presents Lorraine Hansberry's American classic. Walter Younger and his family in Chicago feel confined by their home and by the social roles they've been assigned. When an insurance payout offers an opportunity to improve their lives, priorities come into question.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $20

Location:
Mandell Weiss Center
UCSD
9500 Gilman Drive
San Diego, CA
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Dates and times:
From Friday February 9 to Saturday February 17
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays - 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, February 10 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
7:30 PM Music: Shakira Over the course of her career, Colombian singer-songwriter and Grammy winner, Shakira, has sold over 60 million records worldwide and has won numerous awards, including two Grammys, eight Latin Grammys, several World Music Awards, American Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards, to name a few. She is the only artist from South America to have a number-one song in the US, and has had four of the 20 top-selling hits of the last decade.

Admission/Cost: $50.50 - $170

Location:
Valley View Casino Center
3500 Sports Arena Blvd
San Diego, CA 92110
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Friday, February 9 - 7:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 224-4171 or visit: www.valleyviewcasinocenter.com
8:00 PM Film: I Am Cuba "I am Cuba" is a Soviet propaganda film that had been rediscovered and restored in the 1990s, with the support of Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola, due to the startling lyricism of its cinematography.

This film (Cuba, 1964. Not rated; recommended for mature audiences) is a part of the Latin American Film Series, a presentation of five films that bring to life characters, stories, issues and themes portrayed or evoked in "Modern Masters from Latin America: The Pérez Simón Collection."

Admission/Cost: $5 - $10

Location:
San Diego Museum of Art Balboa Park
1450 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
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Friday, February 9 - 8:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 232-7931 or visit: www.sdmart.org
8:00 PM Stage: Cardboard Piano Diversionary Theatre stages the West Coast premiere of Hansol Jung's drama. Chris, daughter of an American missionary, falls in love with a local teenage girl in Northern Uganda. They meet in a church and exchange vows, but the civil war outside invades their fragile union. Jacole Kitchen directs.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $50

Location:
Diversionary Theatre
4545 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92116
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Dates and times:
Ongoing until Sunday, February 25 - 2018
Thursdays - 7:00 PM
Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
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