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Saturday, May 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Harmony in Action Cross-Cultural Non-Profits Fair
1:00 PM Piñata 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
Friday, Jun 8
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns

< Friday, February 16, 2018 >

All Day Ongoing and Extended Events


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 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

Caesar's Restaurant & Downtown Tijuana Tour
Ongoing Fridays and Sundays

Ensenada Mexico Pacific Ocean Coastal Tour

Baja Mexico Grand Tour

Tijuana Foodie Adventures


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

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:
5:00 PM Tet Festival Mira Mesa The 13th annual San Diego Tet Festival is one of the largest free community festivals in San Diego, celebrating the Lunar New Year. It is a large three-day celebration that celebrates the beginning of Spring and a fresh start to the New Year. San Diego Tet Festival 2018 will be celebrating the Year of the Dog.

The celebration will feature A-list Vietnamese singers and performers, lion dancing, firecrackers, the Miss Vietnam of San Diego pageant, Step-Up Dance, and Golden Voice. The San Diego Tet Festival is hosted by the nonprofit organizations Vietnamese-American Youth Alliance and The Vietnamese Federation of San Diego. Info: [email protected].


Mira Mesa Community Park
8575 New Salem Street
San Diego, CA 92126

Dates and times:
Friday, February 16 - 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, February 17 - 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, February 18 - 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

For more information, please call visit:
5:00 PM Tijuana Contemporary Art Show: Closing Reception Collaboration between The Front Arte Cultura (SD) & Relaciones Inesperadas (TJ) with the participation of facilitators and participants of the Contemporary Art Production Program in Tijuana MX.

Admission/Cost: FREE

The Front
147 W. San Ysidro Boulevard
San Ysidro, CA 92173

Friday, February 16 - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
5:30 PM Discussion: Read Like A Girl WMC Book Club was created by the Women's Museum of California. The club reads one feminist book each month. Discussion meetings take place on every third Friday.

The book for February is "Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza" by Gloria E. Anzaldúa. Anzaldúa, a Chicana native of Texas, explores in prose and poetry the murky, precarious existence of those living on the frontier between cultures and languages. Writing in a lyrical mixture of Spanish and English that is her unique heritage, she meditates on the condition of Chicanos in Anglo culture, women in Hispanic culture, and lesbians in the straight world.

Admission/Cost: FREE

The Womens Museum of California
2730 Historic Dcatur Road, Barracks 16 #103
San Diego, CA 92106

Friday, February 16 - 5:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 233-7963 or visit:
6:15 PM Sports: Evolutionary Aikido Aikido is a modern Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba as a synthesis of his martial studies, philosophy and religious beliefs.

Ueshiba's goal was to create an art that practitioners could use to defend themselves while also protecting their attacker from injury.

Aikdo of San Diego will host a seminar that will allow you to explore the Japanese Martial Art.

Admission/Cost: $139 - $179

Aikido of San Diego
6356 Riverdale St
San Diego, CA 92120

Dates and times:
Friday, February 16 - 6:15 PM to 8:30 PM
Saturday, February 17 - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday,February 18 - 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 993-2454 or visit:
7:00 PM Music: Como la Flor The Como la Flor Band is the trendsetter when it comes to Selena tributes. The band was founded in 2011 in the small town of Holtville, California. Dedicated to the loyal fans, Como la Flor has worked hard and with the upmost humbleness and respect to bring the Selena experience to fans with so much detail. The visual demeanor of our singer, Karol, is uncanny to the "Tex-Mex Queen," so much that at many venues the audience immediately responds to her appearance, and when she begins to sing...the audience can´t believe what they are experiencing—it's as if Selena is really there on stage before them. Age limit: 21+

Admission/Cost: $20 - $22

Music Box
1337 India Street
San Diego, CA 92101

Friday, February 16 - 7:00 PM
7:30 PM Stage: The Diary of Anne Frank Pickwick Players presents a gripping new adaptation of "The Diary of Anne Frank," by Wendy Kesselman, from the original stage play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett.

This show highlights newly discovered writings from the diary of Anne Frank as well as survivor accounts, which are interwoven to create a contemporary, impassioned story of the lives of people persecuted under Nazi rule.

This is an adaptation for a new generation able to confront the true horrors of the Holocaust.

Off Broadway Live
9490 Cuyamaca St.
Santee, CA 92071

Admission/Cost: $15 - $23
Opening night is $3 more and includes a champagne reception afterwards.

Dates and times:
From February 16 to February 25
Friday, February 16 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 17 - 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 18 - 2:00 PM
Friday, February 23 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 24 - 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 25 - 7:30 PM
8:00 PM San Diego Ballet: Ritmos Latinos Samba! Rhumba! Cha-Cha-Cha! Get swept away by the sizzling tempo and rhythms of SDB's latest world premiere, written and performed live by jazz icon Gilbert Castellanos and San Diego's hottest Latin jazz musicians. Also on the program is last year's evocative Noche De Ronda, set the misc of Mexico's beloved composer, Agustin Lara.

Director's Notes:

"I try to include at least one piece that has a Latin American influence in the season. This year the company is going one better. We are making a commitment to establish an annual evening of Latin-influenced dance in our seasons from now on.

"Of course, the centerpiece of the evening is the return of Gilbert Castellanos' "Audaz," which we commissioned for the company last year.

"Dancing to live music is always such a treat for the dancers, but it doesn't necessarily make things easier, especially, when that music is jazz based. It means that the dancers have to keep more on top of their game because the piece can sound very different from one night to the next. Dance and music should be having a dialogue with each other. In this case, it's always a new experience from night to night.

"'Three Latin American Sketches' is a piece of music that has been rolling around in my head for over a decade. I have known that I wanted to do something with it, but couldn't figure out the shape that it should take. In the past I have used our choreographer's concert, 'Dance Gallery,' to experiment with possible pieces for the season. That was the case with this piece. I worked on some movement for two of the three pieces and the larger piece revealed itself to me.

"While based in classical ballet, the movement has taken some flavor from Mexican imagery and folk dance. It is also a bit of a exploration of a piece of music that sounds simple but is actually very complicated.

"The third piece on this program is going to be a bit of a surprise, but here is a hint… it will be a bit of a nod to the Valentine's season… en español." -Javier Velasco, Artistic Director

Admission/Cost: $35 - $50

Lyceum Theatre
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA

Dates and times
Friday, February 16 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 17 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 18 - 2:30 PM
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

Diversionary Theatre
4545 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92116

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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