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Tuesday, Feb 18
All Day Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM  San Diego International Jewish Film Festival
7:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
7:30 PM Music: Brahms, Gypsies And Hungarians
Wednesday, Feb 19
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:30 PM  San Diego International Jewish Film Festival
7:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
Thursday, Feb 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
3:00 PM  Talk: Panel on Latin America and Talk by Former President of Costa Rica Laura Chinchilla
4:00 PM Talk: State Formation in China and Taiwan
4:00 PM  San Diego International Jewish Film Festival
7:00 PM  California's American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival
8:00 PM Talk: Deirdre Bair
8:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
Friday, Feb 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 AM  California's American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival
1:00 PM Talk: Exploring the Origins of Today’s Humans
1:30 PM  San Diego International Jewish Film Festival
6:00 PM Where The Light Travels: Portraits Of San Diego Refugee Students
7:00 PM Music: BeauSoleil with Michael Doucet & Sarah Quintana
7:00 PM Comedy: Rex Navaarrete
7:30 PM Music: Téada
8:00 PM Music: Hutchins Consort with Winifred Horan
8:00 PM Stage: Bojo's Place
8:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
8:00 PM Stage: She Loves Me
9:00 PM Comedy: Rex Navaarrete
Saturday, Feb 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM KPBS World Thinking Day
10:00 AM Black Comix Day
2:00 PM Talk: Comedia Italian Style
2:30 PM  California's American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival
7:00 PM French Baroque Music: Couperin, Charpentier, Rameau
7:30 PM  San Diego International Jewish Film Festival
8:00 PM Music: Amber Liu, Meg & Dia, Justin Park
8:00 PM Stage: Bojo's Place
8:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
8:00 PM Stage: She Loves Me
9:00 PM Comedy: Rex Navaarrete
Sunday, Feb 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
San Diego Dim Sum Tour
10:00 AM Black Comix Day
12:30 PM  San Diego International Jewish Film Festival
2:00 PM International Cottage Sampler Program
2:00 PM Stage: She Loves Me
3:00 PM Stage: Bojo's Place
7:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
8:00 PM  The Benedetti Trio: George Harrison Tribute
Monday, Feb 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Black Comix Day
6:00 PM Daniel Guzmán Guest Lecture
Tuesday, Feb 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
Wednesday, Feb 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
Thursday, Feb 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM Music: Kembang Sunda Gamelan
8:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
Friday, Feb 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Bojo's Place
8:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
8:00 PM Stage: She Loves Me
Saturday, Feb 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Bojo's Place
8:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
8:00 PM Stage: She Loves Me
Sunday, Mar 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM  Music: Kembang Sunda Gamelan
2:00 PM Stage: She Loves Me
3:00 PM Stage: Bojo's Place
7:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
Monday, Mar 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Calendar

< Saturday, February 15, 2020 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Exhibitions and Art

Poetry for People
Until March 11, 2020

Photographic Exhibition: Graciela Iturbide & Manuel Alvarez Bravo
Until March 15, 2020

Chicano/a/x Printmaking: Making Prints and Making History - 50 Years of Art Activism
Until Sunday, April 5, 2020

Tijuana 1964: The Photography Of Harry Crosby
Until May 17, 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


•< a href=//./index.php?module=calendar&calendar[view]=event&id=21087">Yiddish for Beginners
Ongoing Sundays
10:30 AM Talk: Before the Baguette - The History of French Bread Culinary Historians of San Diego will present “Before the Baguette: The History of French Bread,” featuring Jim Chevalier: Chevallier will explain why the iconic baguette and croissant are actually late-comers to French bread-baking; and walk his audience back to the breads that preceded those.

He will also detail how the many varieties of bread which began to appear in the 17th Century have continued to evolve; and explore these on-going and intricate changes.

Jim Chevallier began as a bread historian, but took a detour in recent years to write “A History of the Food of Paris: From Roast Mammoth to Steak Frites,” named by CHOICE as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2019.

His most recent work is “Before the Baguette: The History of French Bread.” This follows works on the baguette and the croissant which have been widely cited both in America and in France. He is currently working on a history of early medieval French food.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Central Library
330 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Saturday, February 15 - 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
11:00 AM Music: Tribute to the Reggae Legends The 2020 line-up: Saturday Mykal Rose (Jamaica) King Yellowman (Jamaica) K’Reemah (Jamaica) Spiritual (Jamaica) The Originators (CA) Sol Remedy (CA) Sunday Akae Beka Band (Virgin Islands) Army (Virgin Islands) Reemah (Virgin Islands) Spiritual (Jamaica) Ninjah P Soundsystem (Virgin Islands) Don Camilo (Chile Junyah P (Virgin Islands) Boostive (CA) Incient Rootsman Nyabinghi (JA/ CA).

This two-day festival over Valentine’s Weekend will offer arts & crafts vendors plus Caribbean vegetarian food in the WorldBeat Center café, plus the new sober curious bar including kombucha on tap as well as a beer garden.

Admission/Cost: $30 - $65

Location:
WorldBeat Cultural Center
2100 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, February 15 - 11:00 AM to 11:59 PM
Sunday, February 16 - 11:00 AM to 11:59 PM
11:00 AM Talk: Must There be Symbolism? Chinese Bird-and-Flower Painting Many birds and flowers are auspicious symbols in Chinese culture due to legends or homophones; but what are they?

In this lecture, Lily Birmingham (San Diego Museum of Art Asian Arts Council Chair, San Diego Chinese Historical Museum Board of Directors Treasurer) will explore iconic bird-and-flower paintings throughout centuries of Chinese art history and find out precisely why.

Admission/Cost: $5

Location:
Chuang Archive & Learning Center
541 B Second Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Saturday, February 15 - 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
1:00 PM Talk: Ice Age Discoveries Beneath the Yucatan Archaeologist Dr Dominique Rissolo will discuss the recent discoveries of underground caves and evidence of early human remains. Free valet parking. Sponsored by San Diego Independent Scholars.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Vi at La Jolla Village
8515 Costa Verde Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92122
MAP


Saturday, February 15 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
2:00 PM Stage: Much Ado About Nothing Director's Statement

To me Much Ado is a play about the lies we tell each other. The little white lies we tell to help a friend, the lies we tell to get what we want, or the lies we tell ourselves to make life a little brighter. In the same way, one of the greatest gifts that theatre has to offer an audience is the ability to imagine the world differently through storytelling. And what is a story but a lie we agree to believe temporarily? This production interweaves the stories the characters tell in the play with the stories the actors tell on stage in order to embrace the idea that, the fact that its fiction doesn’t make it any less true.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $20

Location:
Mandell Weiss Forum Theatre (View)
Scholars Drive, UCSD Campus
La Jolla, CA 92093
MAP - [CAMPUS MAP]

Dates and times:
Monday, February 10 - 7:30 PM
Wednesday, February 12 - 7:30 PM
Thursday, February 13 - 7:30 PM
Friday, February 14 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 15 - 2:00 PM
Saturday, February 15 - 7:30 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)
5:30 PM Talk: Culinary Diplomacy Between the U.S. and China The San Diego Diplomacy Council and the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum invite San Diego residents and visitors to their table for a taste of varied Chinese regional cuisine and a dialogue on U.S.-China culinary diplomacy.

The San Diego Diplomacy Council has spent the last 40 years creating professional, cultural, and educational experiences that connect San Diego with the rest of the world, in order to build trust, dialogue, and peace.

We, at the San Diego Chinese Historical Society and Museum are very pleased to have the opportunity to work with the SDDC to present “Culinary Diplomacy Between the U.S. and China: How Food Bridges Divides and Forges Peace.”

The event will feature food from local restaurants representative of different cuisines within China and a discussion facilitated by keynote speaker Dr. Li-Rong Lilly Cheng, Ph.D., on Chinese cultural diversity, cuisine, and how people in China and the United States continue to foster deep links through food and culture, despite rising tensions between the two countries.

“Now more than ever, we need citizens that can navigate both China and America - linguistically, culturally, and perceptually - to improve the U.S.-China relationship at the grassroots level,” said Fabienne Perlov, executive director of the San Diego Diplomacy Council.

“It is imperative that our understanding of each other is guided not by our politicians, but by average citizens wanting connections beyond that of the State,” added Juliana Gay, executive director of the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum.

Admission/Cost: $40 - $60

Location:
Chuang Archive & Learning Center
541 B Second Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Saturday, February 15 - 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
6:00 PM Art: The Magical World of Liudmila Kondakova Meet the artist and delight in her mastery of color and light, captured in breathtaking original paintings and limited-edition prints.

“We all know the feeling of experiencing a dream so real and vivid that when we wake, we lived it. I feel this way about my art”. -Liudmila Kondakova The works of art by Liudmila Kondakova are so vibrant with clarity and light they reflect in their extraordinary draftsmanship a sense of artistic and spiritual well-being. Her meticulous attention to detail allows us to become intimately involved in the life of her paintings. In the artist's words: "To me, these streets, with their worn cobblestones and aged buildings, evoke a sense of nostalgia and romance with a touch of melancholy. It is the ideal kind of space."

Since her childhood in Russia, Liudmila Kondakova has been fascinated by traditional art, by a sense of spirituality that transcends everyday existence. Medieval egg - tempera painters employ her painting technique. Her palette - influenced by the icon painters of Byzantium and later, Russia - is both vibrant and beautiful, with colors that blend in a subtle, poetic balance.

Liudmila Kondakova grew up in Russia, studied at the Grabar Center in Moscow and attended Russia’s School of Sacred Arts and the Moscow Art Institute, before immigrating to the United States in 1991. Her artistic gifts talent and idealized vision of Paris has served as the foundation and inspiration of much of her magnificent work. Both Russian and Byzantine sensibilities influence the palette and icons throughout her paintings.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Martin Lawrence Galleries
1111 Prospect Street
San Diego, CA
MAP

Saturday, February 15 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
7:00 PM  Kora Music from Senegal The Center for World Music is excited to present Amadou Fall in concert. A native of Senegal, West Africa, Amadou Fall comes from a family of musicians. His father, Mamadou Fall, was a guitarist who performed with well-known Senegalese musicians.

The kora is a plucked, 21-stringed instrument made of fishing line, wood, a calabash gourd, and cow hide. It is the largest and most sophisticated member of a family of West African instruments known as harp lutes.

Admission/Cost: $23

Location:
La Jolla Community Center
6811 La Jolla Blvd
La Jolla, CA 9203
MAP

February 15 - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM  San Diego International Jewish Film Festival The 30th annual San Diego International Jewish Film Festival will be held February 12 (Special Underwriter Preview Night), February 13-23, 2020. We use various venues throughout San Diego County, playing to roughly 20,000 patrons every year. Since its inception in 1990, the SDIJFF has become one of the largest and most prestigious film festivals of its kind, and has the highest attendance of any Jewish cultural event in San Diego County.

The SDIJFF presents feature-length documentary, narrative and animated films along with a national and international roster of guest speakers and directors. We offer an array of films that depict elements of Jewish life, history and culture or are films by Jewish directors (which possibly have no Jewish content). The film festival also includes a collection of short films (Brews & Views), a film for teens, and a film for young adults in their 20’s, 30's and 40’s.

Schedule of Films

Admission/Cost: $13.25 - $16.25 (for individual screenings, passes available)

Locations:
Clairemont Reading Cinemas
4665 Clairemont Drive
San Diego, CA 92117
MAP


Museum of Photographic Arts
Balboa Park
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037
MAP

La Paloma Theatre
471 South Coast Hwy 101
Encinitas, CA 92024
MAP

White Labs
9495 Candida Street
San Diego, CA 92126
MAP

Dates and times:
From Wednesday, February 12 to Sunday, February 23, 2020
(When films or special events start)
Wednesday, February 12 - 7:00 PM (Underwriter Night)
Thursday, February 13 - 7:00 PM (Opening Night)
Friday, February 14 - 1:30 PM
Saturday, February 15 - 7:00 PM
Sunday, February 16 - 2:30 PM
Monday, February 17 - 1:30 PM
Tuesday, February 18 - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, February 19 - 2:30 PM
Thursday, February 20 - 4:00 PM
Friday, February 21 - 1:30 PM
Saturday, February 22 - 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 23 - 12:30 PM
7:30 PM Stage: Much Ado About Nothing Director's Statement:

To me Much Ado is a play about the lies we tell each other. The little white lies we tell to help a friend, the lies we tell to get what we want, or the lies we tell ourselves to make life a little brighter. In the same way, one of the greatest gifts that theatre has to offer an audience is the ability to imagine the world differently through storytelling. And what is a story but a lie we agree to believe temporarily? This production interweaves the stories the characters tell in the play with the stories the actors tell on stage in order to embrace the idea that, the fact that its fiction doesn’t make it any less true.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $20

Location:
Mandell Weiss Forum Theatre
Scholars Drive, UCSD Campus
La Jolla, CA 92093
MAP - [CAMPUS MAP]

Dates and times:
Monday, February 10 - 7:30 PM
Wednesday, February 12 - 7:30 PM
Thursday, February 13 - 7:30 PM
Friday, February 14 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 15 - 2:00 PM
Saturday, February 15 - 7:30 PM
8:00 PM Music: Metalachi With a communal love for sombreros, Spanish, chi-chis, and Black Sabbath, Metalachi was born under the marriage of mariachi and metal.

Admission/Cost: $35

Location:
Music Box
1337 India Street
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Saturday, February 15 - 8:00 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)
8:00 PM Stage: Bojo's Place Musical revue presented in commemoration of Black History Month to honor the Blues, Jazz, Pop, Rock & Roll and MoTown, and those who made them possible.

Every February we celebrate different Pioneer Musical Artists who’ve paved the way.

Admission/Cost: $15 to $18

Location:
Community Actors Theatre
2957 54th Street
San Diego, CA 92105
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, January 31 until Sunday, March 1
Fridays - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturdays - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sundays - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane The Greek god Dionysus returns to the modern world disguised as the butch gardener Diane, whose secret mission is to seduce mortal followers and restore the earth to its natural state. Where better to begin than with four real housewives from New Jersey?

Admission/Cost: $77 - $89

Location:
Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre
1363 Old Globe Way
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Thursday, February 13 until Sunday, March 8, 2020
Tuesdays - 7:00 PM
Wednesdays - 7:00 PM
Thursdays - 8:00 PM
Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 7:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: She Loves Me Set in a 1930s European perfumery, we meet shop clerks, Amalia and Georg, who, more often than not, don’t see eye to eye. After both respond to a “lonely hearts advertisement” in the newspaper, they now live for the love letters that they exchange, but the identity of their admirers remains unknown.

Admission/Cost: $30 - $70

Location:
Horton Grand Theatre
444 Fourth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP


Dates and times:
Ongoing until Sunday, March 8, 2020
Wednesdays - 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Thursdays - 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Fridays - 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Saturdays - 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
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