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Saturday, Feb 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 AM The Seventh Annual Peace Forum
10:00 AM Don Quijote Read-a-Thon
10:00 AM Kumeyaay Cosmology
10:00 AM Workshops: Indigenous Folk Art Dish Towel
10:00 AM San Diego Kuumba Fest
12:00 PM Karamu Community Festival
2:00 PM Stage: Othello
2:00 PM Stage: Safa's Story
5:30 PM Tahitian Punch Tasting and Polynesian Dance
6:00 PM Lecture: African Presence in Latin American
7:00 PM Stage: Safa's Story
7:00 PM Play Reading: Mina's Revolution
7:00 PM Stage: Turandot
7:30 PM Music: Sacra Profana—Building Bridges Between Nations
7:30 PM Stage: Othello
7:30 PM Music: Jesse Cook
7:30 PM Stage: The Diary of Anne Frank
8:00 PM Stage: Cardboard Piano
9:00 PM Dance: Afrobeat meets Bollywood
10:00 PM Chinese New Year's Party & Fundraiser
11:55 PM Film: Mind Game
Sunday, Feb 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Film: Mind Game
12:00 PM Chinese New Year Lion Dance
1:00 PM Art: Dongsheng Gao
1:00 PM San Diego Kuumba Fest
2:00 PM International Cottage Sampler Program
2:00 PM Stage: Safa's Story
2:00 PM Music: Beat Quest
2:00 PM Stage: Uncle Vanya
7:00 PM Music: Herb Alpert & Lani Hall
7:00 PM Stage: Safa's Story
7:00 PM House of Erzulie Book Launch Party
7:30 PM Stage: The Diary Of Anne Frank
8:00 PM The Benedetti Trio: George Harrison Tribute
Monday, Feb 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:45 PM Lecture: Why Vietnam Still Matters
4:30 PM Europe-China Relations: New Realities and Implications for the U.S.
6:00 PM Cooking Class: Shabbat San Diego Hamantaschen Bake
6:30 PM Film: Body/Bag and dancedance/ReVolution
Tuesday, Feb 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:30 PM Black History Month Film and Conversation Series
7:00 PM Queer Film Festival
7:00 PM Stage: Turandot
7:00 PM Stage: Uncle Vanya
7:30 PM Lecture: Bioarchaeology of the Lower Rio Verde, Oaxaca, Mexico
Wednesday, Feb 28
6:00 PM Film: Spirit of the Beehive
6:00 PM Cooking Class: Chef Javier Plascencia
6:30 PM Discussion: Trekking off the Beaten Path to Machu Picchu
6:30 PM Music: Dornob
7:00 PM East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes against Humanity
7:00 PM Book Signing: The Prince And The Dressmaker
7:00 PM Film: Concert for George
7:00 PM Stage: Uncle Vanya
Thursday, Mar 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM The Continuous Clapback: The Legacy of Language
5:00 PM Guest Lecture: Hung Liu—Summoning Ghosts
6:00 PM Chef Gilberto Morales, Haute Kumeyaay Cuisine
7:30 PM Stage: Othello
7:30 PM Book Signing: Call Me by Your Name
7:30 PM Stage: Three Sisters
8:00 PM La Jolla Music Society Presents Pierre-Laurent Aimard
Friday, Mar 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM San Diego Film Week
1:00 PM Lecture: The Role of Hunting in Anthropogeny
7:00 PM Stage: Turandot
7:30 PM Stage: Othello
7:30 PM Stage: Three Sisters
Saturday, Mar 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM Music: Edo Bayashi and Kotobuki Jishi Workshops with Eien Hunter-Ishikawa
10:00 AM San Diego Film Week
10:00 AM Art: Treasures from San Diego's University Libraries
12:30 PM Music: Edo Bayashi and Kotobuki Jishi Workshops with Eien Hunter-Ishikawa
2:00 PM Stage: Three Sisters
7:00 PM Music: Dornob
7:30 PM Stage: Othello
7:30 PM Music: Golden Bough
Sunday, Mar 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:30 AM Music: Edo Bayashi and Kotobuki Jishi Workshops with Eien Hunter-Ishikawa
10:00 AM San Diego Film Week
12:55 PM Dance: The Flames of Paris
2:00 PM Stage: Turandot
2:00 PM Stage: Three Sisters
2:15 PM Music: Edo Bayashi and Kotobuki Jishi Workshops with Eien Hunter-Ishikawa
6:00 PM Music: Brasil Jazz Festa
7:00 PM Music: Raga, Roots & Re-Imaginings
7:00 PM Music: Velvet Caravan
7:30 PM Stage: Three Sisters
Monday, Mar 5
10:00 AM San Diego Film Week
Tuesday, Mar 6
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM San Diego Film Week
7:00 PM Music: Descarga Cubana
7:00 PM Stage: Uncle Vanya
Wednesday, Mar 7
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM San Diego Film Week
7:00 PM Queer Film Festival
Thursday, Mar 8
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM San Diego Film Week
7:00 PM Film: Arrangiarsi
Friday, Mar 9
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM San Diego Film Week
8:00 PM Music: Up Dharma Down Live in San Diego

< Wednesday, February 14, 2018 >

All Day Ongoing and Extended Events


Cloud Techtonics
Until February 24, 2018

Cardboard Piano
Until February 25, 2018

The Importance of Being Earnest
Until March 4, 2018

Exhibitions and Art

Age of the Baroque
Until February 13, 2018

Art of the Americas
Until February 18, 2018

Indonesian Shadow Puppets
Until March 1, 2018

Jewels of India
Until March 1, 2018

Recycled and Embroidered Textiles of Bengal
Until March 25, 2018

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

Art Of The Open Air
Ongoing until February 13, 2018


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

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

Ensenada Mexico Pacific Ocean Coastal Tour

Baja Mexico Grand Tour

Tijuana Foodie Adventures


Tea with The Bard
Ongoing, first Sunday of each month

Kirtan Musical Meditation
Ongoing, Thursdays

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):

Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Drive
San Diego, CA 92037

Ongoing from February 8 to 18, 2018

For more information, please call: (858) 362-1348 or visit:
4:00 AM Global Forum - Olympics: Korea The Olympics symbolize a moment of global unification through sports, from the Roman era to Trump's era. What does it mean that North Korea and South Korea will be standing under one flag?

Will there be visible tension between the US and the Koreas due to President Trump?

Come unfold the interwoven politics that will be witnessed this week with us and the Director of the Korea-Pacific program, Professor Haggard (GPS)!
We will also be screening the opening ceremony after.

Admission/Cost: FREE Please RSVP

UC San Diego International House
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093

Wednesday, February 14 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

For more information, please visit:
3:00 PM VinDiego Wine & Food Festival This year we have the honor to participate to VinDiego, our city's biggest wine event, with over 70 top tier wineries and 25 of San Diego's very best Chefs coming together to create San Diego's premier wine and food celebration. This event is a true wine connoisseur's delight, and it gathers thousands of people celebrating a shared passion for great wine and mouth-watering gourmet food. On April 14th, VinDiego will be hosting its festival that will encourage select guests to taste wines, talk to winemakers and enjoy a wonderful party.

We were selected as VinDiego's partners, and we will be hosting a silent auction to help us raise funds for our programs and to allow us to expand our offerings to our audience and community.

We invite you to participate in VinDiego by donating items, products or services or both to the silent auction. Your donation is tax-deductible, and your name will be displayed on all our marketing materials for the event: on our website and social media promotion, along with exposure to VinDiego's guests.

Admission/Cost: $85 - $105

NTC Liberty Station
2640 Historic Decatur Road,
San Diego, CA 92106

Saturday, April 14 - 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

For more information, please visit:
6:00 PM Film: A Small Act An act of kindness by a Swedish benefactor transforms Chris Mburu's education, leading him to make a difference in the lives of others. This documentary follows the development of Mburu's scholarship program in Kenya, highlighting the rippling effect of a small act. Special features begin at 5:00 PM, followed by the film at 6:00 PM. Stay afterward for a post-show discussion of the film. February selections reflect themes represented in the works of author Daniel Pink, who has been selected as the feature author for the Carlsbad Reads Together 2018 program.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Schulman Auditorium
Carlsbad City Library
1775 Dove Lane
Carlsbad, CA 92009

Wednesday, February 14 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
6:00 PM Film: Goodbye Christopher Robin Step into the magical world of the 100 Acre Wood in this glowing glimpse into innocence lost. Celebrated author A.A.Milne (Domhnall Gleason), his wife (Margot Robbie) and their son are swept up in the international fame and fortune of his timeless creation. (2017. 107 minutes. PG—though not suitable for children, as it contains several scenes depicting war flashbacks.) Sponsored by the Friends of the Chula Vista Library. This program is made possible in part by a grant through the City of Chula Vista Performing and Visual Arts Grant.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Chula Vista Civic Center Library
365 F Street
Chula Vista, CA 91910

Wednesday, February 14 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
7:00 PM Music: Ramon Ayala & Lorenzo de Monte Carlo Ramón Ayala is a Mexican musician, composer and songwriter of Norteño and Conjunto music. Known as the "King of the Accordion." Additionally, Ayala has been featured in thirteen movies. A legend of Norteño music, Ayala is one of the most recognized and best-selling artists of this genre of Mexican music, breaking many sales records along the way.

Lorenzo de Monteclaro is a singer of Mexican Ranchera music. He has sung on more than 90 albums, acted in almost 50 films, and he continues to sing even after 5 decades.

Admission/Cost: $50 - $85

House of Blues
1055 5th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

Wednesday, February 14 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 299-2583 or visit:
7:00 PM Stage: Vietgone The San Diego Repertory Theatre stages Qui Nguyen's "love story like no other." At the end of the Vietnam War, Quang and Tong fall in love in a refugee camp in Arkansas, then take a life-changing trip across America. Jesca Prudencio directs the piece, performed with a mash-up of comic book aesthetics, martial arts, and hip-hop.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $65

San Diego Repertory Theatre
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA

Ongoing from Wednesday, January 31 until Sunday, February 18 - 2018
Wednesdays - 7:00 PM
Thursdays - 8:00 PM
Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
7:00 PM Stage: Uncle Vanya The Old Globe stages Anton Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya," a Globe-commissioned world-premiere new translation by Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. This exhilarating revival pairs one of the greatest plays ever written with the world's most celebrated translators of Russian literature.

Vanya and his niece Sonya struggle to care for the estate owned by Vanya's brother-in-law, a wealthy and celebrated professor. When this local legend returns with a beautiful new wife and announces his plans to sell the estate, hidden passions explode and the lives of the entire family come undone.

Performed in an unusually intimate and conversational style, this staging of "Uncle Vanya" provides an up-close encounter with a classic of world drama.

Admission/Cost: $36 - $86

Old Globe Theatre
1363 Old Globe Way
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA

Dates and times:
Ongoing from February 10 to March 11, 2018
Tuesdays - 7:00 PM (additional show 2/13 - 2:30 PM)
Wednesdays - 7:00 PM (additional show 2/28 - 2:00 PM)
Thursdays & Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 2:00 PM (except 2/10 & 3/3) and 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM (except 2/11) and 7:00 PM
8:00 PM Music: Los Caminantes Los Caminantes are a Mexican Grupera band hailing from San Francisco del Rincón, Guanajuato, led by singer-songwriter Agustín Ramírez. Originally known as Los Caminantes Aztecas, the group was formed by brothers Agustín, Brígido, Horacio and Martín Ramírez in the mid-1970s. The band released their debut album "Supe Perder" in 1983 on Luna Records. Age limit: 21+

Admission/Cost: $29 - $39

Sycuan Live & Up Close Theatre
5469 Casino Way
El Cajon, CA 92019

Wednesday, February 14 - 8:00 PM
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