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Monday, May 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Film: Porco Rosso
7:00 PM Book Signings: The Time of Mute Swans
Tuesday, May 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 PM Music: Roots of American Folk Music
7:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Wednesday, May 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Talk: Jewish Muslim Romance Films
6:00 PM Discussion: Ukraine: Russian Interference
6:00 PM Film: America's Untold Story
7:00 PM Jewish Poets of the Past
7:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
7:00 PM Film: Porco Rosso
Thursday, May 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Art Workshop: Kokedama
12:30 PM Talk: The Making of Global China
4:00 PM Talk: A Korean Model of Economic Development
7:00 PM Stage: The Madres
8:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
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
8:00 PM Stage: The Madres
8:00 PM Stage: The Sisters Rosensweig
Saturday, May 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:30 AM Art Class: Kokedama
10:00 AM Harmony in Action Cross-Cultural Non-Profits Fair
2:00 PM Holocaust Survivor's Gripping Story
2:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
3:00 PM Music: Breizh Amerika
6:00 PM Music: Samahan
7:00 PM Music: Jenni Rivera tribute Concert
7:00 PM City Heights Dance Festival
7:30 PM Music: Breizh Amerika
8:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
8:00 PM Stage: The Sisters Rosensweig
Sunday, May 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM 38th Annual Ethnic Food Fair
2:00 PM City Heights Dance Festival
2:00 PM Stage: The Sisters Rosensweig
2:00 PM Stage: The Madres
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
5:00 PM Spring Luau USD
Tuesday, May 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Les Miserables
7:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
7:30 PM Lecture: 1918-Death In Vienna, City Of Dreams
Wednesday, May 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Film: America's Untold Story
7:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
7:00 PM Stage: Les Miserables
Thursday, May 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:00 PM Talk: The Rise and Fall of a Fraud Investigator in China
7:00 PM Stage: The Madres
8:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Friday, Jun 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Les Miserables
8:00 PM Stage: The Madres
8:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Saturday, Jun 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Music: Sam Hinton Folk Festival
2:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
3:00 PM Mabuhay Festival: Filipino Independence day
7:00 PM Stage: Les Miserables
8:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Sunday, Jun 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: The Madres
2:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
7:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
7:00 PM Stage: Les Miserables
Calendar

< Friday, March 10, 2017 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Stage

Sherlock Holmes, The Final Adventure
Until May 19, 2018

The Sisters Rosensweig
Until May 27, 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

10:00 AM Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival This year marks the Japanese Friendship Garden's 12th annual Cherry Blossom Festival, a celebration in hanami, the Japanese tradition of welcoming spring and appreciating the temporal beauty of nature. Over 30 vendors will offer crafts ranging fromhandmade goods to kawaii apparel as well as Japanese-style festival foods including okonomiyaki and yakisoba. The Inamori Pavilion hosts atea garden and beer & sake garden where attendees can sample beverages from vendors such as Sangaria.Each day is filled with performances including taiko, koto, and martial art demonstrations plus a children's area offering sustainable crafts and activities, face painting, and an exhibit by Mari Jarvis, the garden's resident beekeeper.

Admission/Cost: $12

Location:
Japanese Friendship Garden
2215 Pan American Road
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Friday, March 10 - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday, March 11 - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday, March 12 - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
6:30 PM Mariachi Showcase The USD Mariachi Ensemble, directed by Serafin Paredes, and the Department of Music present the USD Mariachi Showcase, featuring the phenomenal Mariachi Aztlán, and the winning ensembles from high schools in the southland and neighboring states from March 10.

Admission/Cost: $10

Location:
Shiley Theatre (Camino Hall)
University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110
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Dates and times:
Friday, March 10 - 6:30 PM
Saturday, March 11 - 6:30 PM
7:00 PM Opera: La Tragedie de Carmen San Diego Opera presents La Tragedie De Carmen (The Tragedy of Carmen). Gypsy Carmen is a sizzling seductress, but play with her and you will get burned. Naďve young soldier Don Jose falls for her, leaving his homespun sweetheart Micaela in pursuit of a life of crime and lust with Carmen and her band. But when Carmen callously drops him for Escamillo the strutting bullfighter, jealousy ignites and Don Jose is pushed to the brink. Passions intensify and burst into an emotional bonfire that threatens to destroy them all. In Peter Brook's gripping adaptation of Georges Bizet's opera Carmen, The Tragedy of Carmen brings us all of the intense emotion and gorgeous music, in a focused and distilled 90-minute production. Starring Peabody Southwell as Carmen.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $75

Location:
Balboa Theatre
868 Fourth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Friday, March 10 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Saturday, March 11 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Sunday, March 12 - 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
7:30 PM Stage: Waiting for Godot UCSD Department of Theatre & Dance presents Samuel Beckett's classic about two apparently homeless tramps waiting for a person who may point the way -- to who knows where. They pass the meantime entertaining each other and recalling fragments of their lives. Gabor Tompa directs.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $20

Location:
Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre
9500 Gilman Drive
University of California at San Diego
San Diego, CA 92093
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Dates and times:
Thursday, March 16 - 7:30 PM
Friday, March 17 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 18 - 7:30 PM
8:00 PM Music: Ozomatli Since its inception in 1995, innovation and creativity have defined Ozomatli. Hailing from Los Angeles, the group found a way to represent the city's eclectic culture through music that appeals to the local community and the world beyond. Ozomatli's success is exemplified in an impressive variety of genres, from classic to modern Latino, urban, hip-hop and other world styles. The "Dioses del Baile," or "Gods of Dance," have created one of the most exciting, captivating and flat-out fun live shows touring today. They continue to harness their musical instincts by conceiving new concepts and forging new sounds that keep fans on their toes and the world dancing.

Admission/Cost: $35 - $62

Location:
Belly Up
143 South Cedros Avenue
Solana Beach, CA 92075
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Friday, March 10 - 8:00 PM
8:00 PM Poetry Brothel: Mystical Medicine Tour The Poetry Brothel is a unique and immersive poetry event that takes poetry outside classrooms and lecture halls and places it in the lush interiors of a bordello. Based in concept on the fin-de-siecle bordellos in New Orleans and Paris, many of which functioned as safe havens for fledgling, avant-garde artists, The Poetry Brothel's "Madame" presents a rotating cast of poets as "whores," each operating within a carefully constructed character, who impart their work in public readings, spontaneous eruptions of poetry, and most distinctly, as purveyors of private, one-on-one poetry readings in back rooms. For a small fee, all of the "poetry whores" are available for these sequestered readings at any time during the event. Of course, any true brothel needs a good cover; The Poetry Brothel's is an immersive cabaret, offering a full bar, live jazz, burlesque dancers, painters, and fortune-tellers, with newly integrated themes, performances, and installations at each event. This event will feature house band Gypsy Groove, burlesque beauties Luna Divine and Emeraude LaStarr, tarot reader Henley la Lune, featured reader David Matlin, and of course, your poetry whores. Evening wear and themed costumes are encouraged but not required. Age limit: 21+.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $75

Location:
Lafayette Hotel
Swim Club & Bungalows
2223 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego,CA 92104
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