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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

< Sunday, March 12, 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
11:00 AM International Mariachi Festival With world-class mariachi music, ballet folklˇrico, Aztec dance, a beer garden, free family-friendly activities and inflatables, a rock-climbing wall, water sports, an art pavilion, and more. The mariachi program supports youth in their artistic and educational development.Three hundred students from throughout the United States participated in a two-day music conference at the University of San Diego on March 10 and 11 with instruction by renowned mariachi educators. Those participants will also perform at the festival.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Pepper Park
3299 Tidelands Avenue
National City, CA 91951
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Sunday, March 12 - 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.mariachifest.com
12:00 PM North County St. Patrick's Day Festival Centrally located in Vista, this North County Irish tradition has a new theme and look. This is a cultural celebration of the "Irish kind" where your FRIENDS gather for some beer/ whiskey, food and fun... Enjoy a fun afternoon in the Vista Village with your FAMILY for games, pets on parade, pictures and more...

Admission/Cost: FREE - $50

Location:
Downtown Vista
Vista, CA
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Sunday, March 12 - 12:00 PM (noon)
1:00 PM Reach Out And Touch Someone: International Searches We regularly use libraries and archives close to home, but how do we access such resources in a foreign country? Although the internet has made it easier to reach genealogists on the other side of the world, we still face challenges in knowing what resources are available "over there" and how to communicate with others who do not speak English. Online translators allow us to translate between quite a few languages and English, so that interacting using the rudiments of another language is not as difficult as they used to be. Even if your grammar is not perfect, you will be surprised to find how understanding a phone call or an email recipient can be as you try to communicate with him in his native tongue.

Colleen Fitzpatrick, PhD, is an internationally recognised forensic genealogist, the founder of Identifinders International. She has been involved in high profile forensic cases, As a world traveler and multilingual, Colleen specializes in international cases; she has researched in over 50 countries and has lectured widely in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. She has appeared in hundreds of domestic and international newspapers and magazines and on international radio and television programs.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Drive
San Diego, CA 92037
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Sunday, March 12 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
1:30 PM Film: Jews Step Forward In this documentary, 24 diverse American Jewish voices across the demographic divide, from Boston to San Diego, share their thoughts on cultural identity, the proud Jewish contribution to social justice, their evolving views of Israel, and the importance of Jewish values and conscience. A film by Marjorie Wright and Elika Rezaee. The filmmaker and one or more of the subjects will be present for discussion after the screening. Sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace, San Diego Chapter.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
La Jolla Library
7555 Draper Avenue
San Diego, CA 92037
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Sunday, March 12 - 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
2:00 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. Na´ve 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
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