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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
Saturday, May 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Harmony in Action Cross-Cultural Non-Profits Fair
1:00 PM Pińata Festival
2:00 PM Book Signing: Madeline Swidler Scott
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 Stage: Moana
7:00 PM Music: Jenni Rivera Tribute Concert
7:00 PM City Heights Dance Festival
7:30 PM Music: Breizh Amerika
7:30 PM Film: Moana
8:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Sunday, May 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:30 AM German Film: Quatsch Und Die Nasenbärbande (Fiddlesticks)
11:00 AM 38th Annual Ethnic Food Fair
2:00 PM City Heights Dance Festival
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
Tuesday, May 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Les Misérables
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 Misérables
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
6:30 PM Panel Discussion: Cross-Border Legal Transactions for Artists
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 Misérables
8:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Saturday, Jun 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 AM Talk: AfroFuturism Dream Tank
10:00 AM UCSD 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: Philippine 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 Misérables
8:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Sunday, Jun 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Japanese Cultural Bazaar
11:00 AM House of England Lawn Program
2:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
3:00 PM Music: African Sanctus
5:00 PM Music: Manohara Sangeetham
7:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
7:00 PM Stage: Les Misérables
7:30 PM Music: Mexican Regional
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
Thursday, Jun 7
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
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< Saturday, February 10, 2018 >


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
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Stage

The Sisters Rosensweig
Until May 27, 2018

Les Miserables
Until June 3, 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

9:00 AM Art: Figuras del Pueblo The Latin American masters explored the figure and portraiture with distinction. Alfredo Ramos Martínez will be our inspiration in his use of high contrast and limited palette to illustrate the human form in everyday poses. We will create portraits in sketch and watch through the eyes of Rivera and Siqueiros, examining their compositions, poses and sitters. Figure study opportunities will range from realism to abstracted forms. Charcoal, Conté, pastel and gouache will be used to create multiple studies in an immersive interactive studio experience.

The workshop begins with an exclusive, before-hours tour of the exhibition "Modern Masters from Latin America: The Peréz Simón Collection." Participants will then be led through a hands-on workshop by museum educator Rogelio Casas. Workshop fee includes all supplies. Open to all skill levels.

Age Limit: 18+

Admission/Cost: $65 - $75

Location:
San Diego Museum Of Art
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92102
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Satruday, February 10 - 9:00 AM

For more information, please call: (619) 232-7931 or visit: www.sdmart.org
10:00 AM Seaworld Lunar New Year Join in a family-fun event celebrating the Lunar New Year with Pan-Asian entertainment and food. The sights, sounds and aromas of Asia will come alive at this premier cultural celebration. Enjoy a Chinese acrobat show along with local performers, artisans and culinary offerings. As 2018 is the Year of the Dog, the park will feature a new Puppy Garden where you can cuddle and take photos with puppies while learning about adopting animals from local shelters.

Admission/Cost: $69.99

Location:
Seaworld
500 Sea World Drive
San Diego, CA 92109
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Saturday, February 10 until Sunday, February 25, 2018
Mondays through Sundays - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 226-3901 or visit:11:00 AM
Chinese New Year Community Festival Celebrate Chinese New Year and the Year of the Dog at Barnard Mandarin Magnet Elementary School!

Free entrance includes lion dancing, Chinese cultural performances, great food, shopping, live DJ and more.

Carnival wristbands available for purchase!

Admission/Cost: FREE - $12

Location:
Barnard Mandarin Magnet Elementary School
2445 Fogg Street
San Diego, CA 92109
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Saturday, February 10 - 11:00 AM

For more information, please call: (858) 800-5700 or visit: www.sandiegounified.org
11:00 AM 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 Hearbreaka GeeQ, Remj Michael Jackson) as well as a cultural village featuring artistic reconstructions of iconic sculptures, buildings, and landscapes from across Southeast 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
12:00 PM 16th Annual Paper Theatre Festival This scale-model educational toy is being rediscovered and celebrated at a free festival and exhibition in the Seuss Room of Geisel Library UC San Diego.

Paper theatre, which is also called "table top theatre" or "toy theatre," dates back to the Victorian Era. Families constructed these theatres from poster kits with scripts, scenery sheets, as well as paper doll "actors."

In the Victorian Era, theatrical playhouses printed fine souvenir posters showing the architectural elements of their theatre. Aspects of set design were shown on the posters along with representations of actual actors of the company (shown in costume from any particular production). Condensed scripts accompanied these poster kits, and paper doll players were soon seen in lively productions on table tops in homes, while introducing many aspects of theatre arts to producers and performers of all ages.

From these posters families and hobbyists would cut out the proscenium, the curtain, etc., to create a scale model of a specific theatre. These paper theatre hobbyists ended up learning much about scenic design, lighting effects, sound effects, music cues, acting and directing—all through this paper theatre toy.

Theatre-goers often bought these paper theatre posters as souvenirs promoting an actual production they saw. Those living far from the theatre district ordered paper theatres from a catalog and had them delivered to their homes in town as an educational toy. A lot of cutting and pasting was involved but hours of educational fun and artistic exploration would follow. The many two-dimensional layers of a paper theatre add up to something with surprising depth and charm.

Exhibit and accompanying live events of this Paper Theatre Festival are free and open to the public.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Geisel Library
UCSD
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
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Dates and times:
Saturday, February 10 - 12:00 noon to 5:00 PM
Sunday, February 11 - 12:00 noon to 5:00 PM
Monday, February 12 - 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM

For more information, please call (858) 822-5758
1:00 PM Film: Song of the Sea Ben, a young Irish boy, and his little sister Saoirse, a girl who can turn into a seal, go on an adventure to free the fairies and save the spirit world.

Please RSVP for your Virtual Reality goggles.

Age Limit: 13+

Admission/Cost: FREE RSVP

Location:
Carlsbad City Library
1775 Dove Ln.
Carlsbad, CA 92011
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Saturday, February 10 - 1:00 PM

For more information, please call: (760) 602-2049 or visit: www.carlsbadca.gov
2:00 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 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
4:00 PM Dance: Capoerira Workshop This year on Saturday February 10 La Vie Dance & Culture will be celebrating Massapę's 41st birthday and 25th year of Capoeira with Roda, Dance, Maculele and Capoeira workshop from Professor Macarăo from Capoeira Luanda Oakland.

Admission/Cost: ???

Location:
La Vie Dance & Culture
325 W Washingtong St
San Diego, CA 92103
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Saturday, Feburary 10 - 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 560-6281 or visit: www.lavie.dance
6:00 PM Tango Workshop For the third year in a row, tango will take over the lobby of the Oceanside Museum of Art as part of Valentine's Week. Beginners and experts, singles and couples—all are invited to come dance at the museum.

The evening will start with an happy hour of wine and snacks. Once dancers have had a chance to mingle and get to know one another, the one-hour instruction will begin with just walking.

Following the lesson, instructors Krista Ann and Matthew Bellamy will demonstrate a short tango. Having partnered with each other for many years, their artistic mastery is worth the price of admission alone.

After learning the basics of the dance, dancers will practice until 9:00 PM. The instructors will be available to help and answer questions.

Dress to impress. Argentine tango is an elegant dance. Nice dinner wear is appropriate. Smooth bottomed shoes are best for being able to pivot. Avoid flip flops or rubber bottom shoes.

Both couples and individuals are welcome, as partners will be rotating in class.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $30

Location:
Oceanside Museum of Art
704 Pier View Way
Oceanside, CA
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Saturday, February 10 - 6:00 PM
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
6:20 PM Music: Billy Lee & the Swamp Critters The Mardi Gras dance celebration features Brazilian dancers, a parade, and Billy Lee's New Orleans band featuring a three piece horn section, accordion, fiddle, bass, drums and guitar. Your first time is free.

Admission/Cost: FREE- $10

Location:
Balboa Park Club & Ballroom
2144 Pan American Road West
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, February 10 - 6:20 PM to 10:15 PM
6:30 PM Festival: Australia-Themed Ethnic Dinner Join us for an exploration of the foods, sounds and culture of Australia as we celebrate Australia Day at the Friends of the International Center's Ethnic Dinner/Scholarship Fundraiser. Guests will enjoy a reception, music, dinner and presentations, including a didgeridoo performance by Chris Canole and illustrated talks by evolutionary biologist Chris Wills, titled "Springtime in Australia" and by Visual Artist Ph.D. candidate Alex Kershaw, titled "One of Several Centres."

Admission/Cost: $25 - $60

Location:
Great Hall at international House(I-House)
9500 Gilman Dr
La Jolla, CA 92093
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Saturday, February 10 - 6:30 PM

For more information, please visit: www.ucsd.edu
7:00 PM Hillcrest Mardi Gras The original Hillcrest Mardi Gras returns with an all-new neighborhood carnival experience! Bring out your mask and invite your krewe! Hillcrest will be tossing out the beads and doubloons while the food and drinks flow throughout the entire neighborhood—in true New Orleans Mardi Gras style! Join us for a Mardi Gras weekend beginning on Saturday, February 10th with a Party Bus Bar Hop!

Hillcrest Mardi Gras is the nation's largest LGBT Mardi Gras celebration outside of New Orleans and will feature a night-time neighborhood bar crawl with party buses roaming the entire neighborhood! Your ticket allows you exclusive access to hop on and off any party bus and enjoy no-cover, priority admission to the neighborhood's best bars, clubs and venues where you will enjoy exclusive drink specials, beads, offers, samples and more! Buses will have entertainment, drag queens and more with street performers at every stop!

Come in a festive Mard Gras themed outfit and win a chance to become King or Queen of Mardi Gras!

Pre-Sale tickets will be available on January 8th for $10. The ticket price increases to $15 on Saturday, February 10th. Purchase your tickets early—they are guaranteed to sell out! VIP Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 the day of-, which include access to an exclusive VIP area, private bar and restrooms, lounge seating and tons of beads!

Admission/Cost: $15 - $35

Location:
University Ave (Between 10th Ave. and Herbert St.)
San Diego, CA
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Saturday, February 10 - 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.fabuloushillcrest.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
MAP

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
8:30 PM Music: Rahim Shahryari Rahim Shahriari is an Popular Iranian singer and songwriter born in the Shamqazan district of Tabriz, Azerbaijan. Shahriari is leader of the Araz musical group and has made several hits around Iran.

Admission/Cost: $45 - $65

Location:
Scottish Rite Event Center
1895 Camino del Rio S
San Diego, CA 92108
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Saturday, February 10 - 8:30 PM to 11:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 450-4649 or visit: www.itsmyseat.com
9:00 PM Dance: Salsa & Bachata Night If you've enjoyed Fridays at Tango Del Rey, you will Love Saturday Salsa & Bachata Nights. Join us on Saturday, February 10th for more Latin dance goodness. This event does not happen every Saturday, so keep an eye on our Facebook page for upcoming dates.

Tango Del Rey is a beautiful Spanish-style venue perfect for dancing the night away to some Latin rhythms. Don't miss out on one of San Diego's best Latin dance events!

Admission/Cost: $10

Location:
Tango Del Rey
3567 Del Rey St
San Diego, CA 92109
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Saturday, February 10 - 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM

For more information, please call: (858) 581-1114 or visit: www.tangodelrey.com
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