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Wednesday, Jan 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Poetry for the People: African Americans
7:30 PM Stage: The Great Leap
Thursday, Jan 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM Discussion: The Xinjiang Crisis: Domestic and International Reactions
7:00 PM  Italian Film: A Casa Tutti Bene (There Is No Place Like Home)
7:00 PM Italian Film: Mid-August Lunch
7:30 PM Stage: The Great Leap
8:00 PM Comedy: Armando Anto
8:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
Friday, Jan 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM Music: Railroad Earth
11:30 AM Lunar New Year Lion Dancing
5:00 PM  San Diego Tết Festival
7:00 PM Music: Kambiz Pakan
8:00 PM Stage: The Great Leap
8:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
8:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
Saturday, Jan 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM  San Diego Tết Festival
10:00 AM Lunar New Year at SeaWorld
11:00 AM 2nd Annual Australia Day
11:00 AM  Balboa Park Chinese New Year Festival
1:00 PM Maki Ishiwata Workshop
1:00 PM Discussion: No Human Being is Illegal
2:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
3:00 PM Stage: The Great Leap
5:30 PM Celebration: Chinese Lunar New Year Banquet 2020
6:00 PM Year of the Rat Art Show
6:30 PM  Dance: Lakshmi Basile
6:30 PM  Music: Matrida Umoja Band
8:00 PM Music: Railroad Earth
8:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
8:00 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
8:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
8:00 PM Stage: The Great Leap
10:00 PM International Student Festival
Sunday, Jan 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Lunar New Year at SeaWorld
11:00 AM  San Diego Tết Festival
12:00 PM Hands On Kimchi Workshop
12:00 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
2:00 PM Stage: The Great Leap
2:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
2:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
3:30 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
7:00 PM  Django JazzFest
7:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
Monday, Jan 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Middle-Eastern Drum Class
Tuesday, Jan 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Wednesday, Jan 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Poetry for the People: African Americans
7:30 PM Stage: The Great Leap
Thursday, Jan 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Cine En Sherman & Humano Film Festival
6:30 PM Sushi Making Class
7:00 PM Italian Film: Maccheroni
7:00 PM South Korean Pop Supergroup: SuperM
7:00 PM Book: Between Two Fires
7:30 PM Stage: The Great Leap
8:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
Friday, Jan 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
8:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
8:00 PM Stage: The Great Leap
Saturday, Feb 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Lunar New Year at SeaWorld
2:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
2:30 PM DIY Miso Making Workshop
3:00 PM Stage: The Great Leap
7:15 PM Viennese Nights: A Grand Victorian Ball
8:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
8:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
8:00 PM Stage: The Great Leap
Sunday, Feb 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Lunar New Year at SeaWorld
2:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
2:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
7:00 PM Ethnic Heritage Ensemble
7:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
Monday, Feb 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Middle-Eastern Drum Class
Tuesday, Feb 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Calendar

< Saturday, February 1, 2020 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Stage

Bloomsday
Until February 2, 2020

* Note: newest and shorter run productions can be found in our regular calendar listings.

Exhibitions and Art

Constructed Mythologies: Luis Gonzalez Palma
Until January 26, 2020

Art of East Asia
Ongoing

Art Of The 20th Century
Ongoing

German Expressionism
Ongoing

Hanjialin Bao - Between Black and White
Until January 26 2020

Barrio Art Crawl
Ongoing, every 2nd Saturday of each month

Places

Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
Ongoing, 3rd Tuesday of each month

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

Chicano Park Tour
Ongoing Saturdays and Sundays

Kids

Kids Meet Mandarin
Ongoing Fridays

Chinese Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Spanish Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Bilingual Storytime
Ongoing Fridays

Classes and Workshops

Asian Brush Painting/Sumi-e Class
Ongoing Tuesdays

Capoeira Angola de Sao Bento Grande
Ongoing Saturdays

Mahjong Lessons
Ongoing Thursdays

Emei Qigong Practice
Ongoing Saturdays

Kokedama Workshop
Ongoing every 1st and 3rd Tuesday

Irish Gaelic Class
Ongoing Tuesdays

Poetry for the People: African Americans
Wednesdays until March 11, 2020

Tai Chi Workshop
Ongoing Saturdays

Italian Intermediate Conversation Class
Ongoing Tuesdays until February 25, 2020
10:00 AM Lunar New Year at SeaWorld Celebrate as the sights, sounds and aromas of Asia come alive during this local San Diego festival that's fit for the whole family.

You won't want to miss SeaWorld San Diego's one-of-a-kind Lunar New Year celebration, featuring an incredible Chinese acrobats show, local performers, and delicious culinary delights. Dig into the Asian-inspired offerings of Ramen, Lo Mein, Bao Buns, Dim Sum, rice dishes and more.

Celebrate the new year with stunning displays of juggling, balance and contortion as The Chinese Acrobats of Hebei return to Mission Bay Theater.
Admission/Cost: $73.99 - $93.99 (Day Pass to Seaworld)

Cultural Note: The SeaWorld entertainment includes Japanese Taiko drumming. However, Japanese New Year, unlike many other Asian cultures and countries falls on January 1st. Japanese solar-lunar New Year calendar was only used during the Tenpō and Edo eras which lasted from 1830 to 1872. Five years into the Meiji era (1873) the first day of January became the official and cultural New Year's Day in Japan.

Location:
Sea World
500 SeaWorld Dr
San Diego, CA 92109
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from January 11 to February 2 (and MLK Day)
Saturdays and Sundays - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
2:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday Have you ever wished you could go back and have a second chance at a decision you made back in your 20s? This lyrical Irish love story is set amidst tourists exploring the pubs and streets of James Joyce’s Ulysses. It captures the intensity of experiences that pass by fleetingly as an older couple retraces their steps to discover their younger selves.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $60

Location:
North Coast Repertory Theatre
987-D Lomas Santa Fe Drive
Solana Beach, CA 92075
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Wednesday, January 8 until Sunday, February 2, 2020
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
2:30 PM DIY Miso Making Workshop In this hands-on workshop, you will learn all about miso, a magical fermented bean paste that originated in Japan many centuries ago.

Miso is full of umami and is used to flavor everything from soups to marinades and salad dressings, stir-fries, to eggs. Learn: We will talk about the history of miso, its many different forms, and then make a large batch using various legumes.

Taste: You'll get to taste various misos to understand the fermentation process. Do: You'll get to pack a mason jar full of miso to take home (but you'll have to wait a year to eat it).

Eat: Then we'll enjoy one of the most popular miso dishes: homemade miso soup.

Admission/Cost: $47.5 to $50

Location:
City Farmers Nursery
3110 Euclid Avenue
San Diego, CA 92105
MAP

Saturday, February 1 - 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
3:00 PM Stage: The Great Leap When an American basketball team travels to Beijing for an exhibition game in 1989, the drama goes deeper than the strain between countries. For two men with a past and one teen with a future, the game is a chance to claim personal victories on and off the court. Tensions rise right up to the final buzzer as a pivotal moment in history collides with the action in the arena. Sharp-witted and weighty, this perceptive new play explores the cultural and political risks of raising your voice and standing your ground.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $60

Location:
The Old Town Theatre
4040 Twiggs Street
San Diego, CA 92110
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from January 22 to February 16, 2020
Wednesdays and Thursdays - 7:30 PM
Fridays and Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 7:00 PM
Saturday Matinees - 3:00 PM
Sunday Matinees - 2:00 PM (except 2/2)
7:15 PM Viennese Nights: A Grand Victorian Ball Experience the enchantment of a traditional Waltz Ball while celebrating the music and dances of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

San Diego's own Grand Pacific Waltz Orchestra provides the live authentic music for waltzes, polkas, set dances, and more, in our favorite 13,000 sq. ft. ballroom in Balboa Park.

The Bay Area's renowned Joan Walton is our dance mistress for the evening. Non-dancers are welcome! Formal attire required.

Ms Walton will also teach a "Survival Waltz" workshop, including the specialty dances of the evening, in the same venue a few hours prior to the ball.

Admission/Cost: $25 to $45

Location:
Balboa Park Club & Ballroom
2144 Pan American Road West
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Saturday, February 1 - 7:15 PM to 10:15 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday Have you ever wished you could go back and have a second chance at a decision you made back in your 20s? This lyrical Irish love story is set amidst tourists exploring the pubs and streets of James Joyce’s Ulysses. It captures the intensity of experiences that pass by fleetingly as an older couple retraces their steps to discover their younger selves.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $60

Location:
North Coast Repertory Theatre
987-D Lomas Santa Fe Drive
Solana Beach, CA 92075
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Wednesday, January 8 until Sunday, February 2, 2020
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
8:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation The plot of this Italian American comedy is near operatic: two men, two women and an overseeing matriarch - Aunt Mae. Huey is married to Janice, Aldo loves Janice, Teresa hates Janice. Huey also loves Teresa, and Janice shot Huey's dog. Throw in a balcony scene straight out of Cyrano de Bergerac, Tony and Tina's Wedding, and Jersey Shore, and you'll have some idea of what you are in store for! 18+

Directed by Charles Peters, this talented cast includes: Rhiannon McAfee, Marco Kengott, John DeCarlo, Lynnia Shanley & Gina Marie Cioffi.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $37

Location:
Legler Benbough Theatre
Alliant International University
9783 Avenue of Nations
San Diego, CA 92131
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from January 17 to February 16, 2020
Fridays, Saturdays - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: The Great Leap When an American basketball team travels to Beijing for an exhibition game in 1989, the drama goes deeper than the strain between countries. For two men with a past and one teen with a future, the game is a chance to claim personal victories on and off the court. Tensions rise right up to the final buzzer as a pivotal moment in history collides with the action in the arena. Sharp-witted and weighty, this perceptive new play explores the cultural and political risks of raising your voice and standing your ground.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $60

Location:
The Old Town Theatre
4040 Twiggs Street
San Diego, CA 92110
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from January 22 to February 16, 2020
Wednesdays and Thursdays - 7:30 PM
Fridays and Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 7:00 PM
Saturday Matinees - 3:00 PM
Sunday Matinees - 2:00 PM (except 2/2)
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