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Saturday, Mar 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM Chamorro Cultural Festival
10:00 AM Women's International Film Festival San Diego
11:00 AM San Diego Sings! Festival
11:00 AM Tequila & Taco Music Festival
11:00 AM Japanese Brush Painting Art Exhibition
1:00 PM Vivaldi's 'The Four Seasons' & 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
1:00 PM Nowruz, the Persian New Year Celebration
3:00 PM Miso Making Workshop
7:00 PM Music and Dance: Noche Cubana
8:00 PM Stage: Red Velvet
8:00 PM Stage: The Dresser
Sunday, Mar 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM Women's International Film Festival San Diego
11:00 AM House of Iran: Persian New Year Celebration
11:00 AM Japanese Brush Painting Art Exhibition
11:30 AM Tequila and Taco Music Festival
12:00 PM 24th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival
1:00 PM Brazilian Carnaval
1:00 PM Reception for Art Exhibit: Street Photography around the World
2:00 PM Muslim Ban Town Hall
2:00 PM Stage: The Dresser
7:00 PM Stage: Red Velvet
Monday, Mar 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Mar 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Red Velvet
7:30 PM Talk: Asian Pacific Islander Americans and the Formation of San Diego
Wednesday, Mar 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Talk: The Philippines Under President Duterte
7:00 PM Stage: Red Velvet
Thursday, Mar 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM Talk: Jack Bowsher
7:30 PM Book Talk on Umberto Saba's "Ernesto"
8:00 PM Music: Tinariwen
8:00 PM Stage: Red Velvet
Friday, Mar 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Stage: Halo-Halo
7:30 PM Stage: South of the 8
8:00 PM Stage: The Dresser
8:00 PM Stage: Red Velvet
Saturday, Apr 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM Scottish Tartan Day
11:00 AM Latin American Art Festival
2:00 PM Stage: Red Velvet
2:00 PM Stage: Halo-Halo
2:30 PM Stage: South of the 8
7:30 PM Stage: Halo-Halo
7:30 PM Stage: South of the 8
8:00 PM Stage: Red Velvet
Sunday, Apr 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Latin American Art Festival
1:00 PM 4th Annual Mariachi Festival
2:00 PM Stage: Red Velvet
2:00 PM Stage: The Dresser
2:00 PM Stage: Halo-Halo
3:00 PM Indian Music and Dance Festival
6:00 PM Music: Bossa Brazil
7:00 PM Stage: Red Velvet
Monday, Apr 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Indian Music and Dance Festival
Tuesday, Apr 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 PM Indian Music and Dance Festival
7:00 PM Worldview Project International Book Club
7:00 PM Stage: Red Velvet
Wednesday, Apr 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 PM Indian Music and Dance Festival
7:00 PM Stage: Red Velvet
Thursday, Apr 6
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 PM Indian Music and Dance Festival
7:30 PM Stage: Halo-Halo
8:00 PM Stage: Red Velvet
Friday, Apr 7
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 PM Indian Music and Dance Festival
7:30 PM Stage: Halo-Halo
8:00 PM Stage: The Dresser
8:00 PM Stage: Red Velvet

< Tuesday, March 14, 2017 >

All Day Ongoing and Extended Events


My Fair Lady
Until April 2, 2017

The Dresser
Until April 16, 2017

Red Velvet
Until April 30, 2017

Exhibitions and Art

African American Art "Impressions"
Ongoing until Friday, March 31, 2017

Street Photography from Around the World
Until April 3, 2017

Layers of Brilliance
Until April 30, 2017

Japanese Style Pottery Show
Until April 30, 2017

Tools & Utensils - The Beauty Of Objects From The World's Kitchens And Workshops
Until April 30, 2017

Sherlock Holmes And The Clocktower Mystery
Until June 4, 2017

American and European Folk Art
Until June 18, 2017

American And European Folk Art From The Permanent Collection
Until June 25, 2017

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

Art of East Asia
Until December 31, 2019

Arts of Iran
Until January 31, 2019

'Radical Machines' - Chinese Typewriter Exhibit
Ongoing until April 16, 2017

Stones In The Meadow
Ongoing until March 31, 2017

Dimensions Of Black: A Collaboration With The San Diego African American Museum Of Fine Art
Ongoing until April 30, 2017

'Every Which Way' Exhibition
Ongoing until April 9, 2017

Art Of The 20th Century
Ongoing until December 31, 2019

German Expressionism
Ongoing until December 31, 2019

Dan McCleary, Etchings And Studies: Taller De Grabado Oaxaca 2000 - 2016
Ongoing until April 9, 2017


Art Exhibition: Kulvinder Kaur Dhew & Bruce Dehnert
Ongoing until April 26, 2017

Art Exhibition: Louis M. Schmidt 'Persons Unknown'
Ongoing until April 23, 2017

San Diego Potters' Guild Presents 'East-West'
Ongoing until April 3, 2017


Kids Meet Mandarin
Ongoing Fridays

Chinese Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Spanish Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Bilingual Storytime
Ongoing Fridays

Classes and Workshops

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

French Conversation Class: "Le Polar Dans Tous Ses Etats"
Ongoing until March 29, 2017

French For Foodies: A Table!
Ongoing until March 30, 2017

Cultural Tours and Excursions

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 Street Eats
Ongoing, Select Saturdays

Tijuana Brewery Tour
Ongoing, Select Saturdays

Tijuana Market Hop
Ongoing, Select Sundays

Tijuana Seafood Food Tour
Ongoing Saturdays

Tijuana Foodie Adventure
Ongoing Saturdays,Tuesdays,Sundays

Ensenada Mexico Pacific Ocean Coastal Tour

Baja Mexico Grand Tour

Tijuana Foodie Adventures

Brews + Chews & Views: Tijuana Walking Tour
Ongoing Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays until Wednesday, December 27, 2017


Jane Austen's Emma, English High Tea And Dinner Theater
Until April 2, 2017

Tea with The Bard
Ongoing, first Sunday of each month

Kirtan Musical Meditation
Ongoing, Thursdays

Frankie & Maria's Italian Wedding, A Not-So-Ordinary Interactive Dinner Theater
Ongoing, Saturdays, Fridays

Jewish Film Festival
Ongoing, Everyday

Belly Dance Greek Dinner Show
Ongoing, Fridays, Saturdays

Haad Sai Thai Food
Ongoing, Thursday

1:00 PM Talk: Lessons of East European Totalitarianism for the Postmodern World Join us for a special lecture in the Challenging Conversations series, with a panel that brings together leading historians of Eastern Europe whose work examines the rise and fall of totalitarian ideologies in the twentieth century. Panel includes Dr. Patrick Hyder of UC San Diego, Dr. Steven Seegel of University of Northern Colorado, Dr. Marci Shore of Yale University, and Dr. Tim Snyder of Yale University, and will be moderated by Dr. Amelia Glaser of UC San Diego.

In 1989 the Berlin wall fell, initiating the collapse of the Soviet Union. The historian Francis Fukuyama declared that the rise of liberal democracy throughout the world may signal "The End of History". But the recent rise in right-wing populism suggests that liberal democracy itself may be coming to an end. Is the past repeating itself? Are terms like "fascism", "autocracy", and "totalitarianism" appropriate or useful to our 21st Century context? Join us for the event to weigh in!

Admission/Cost: FREE

Price Center
Cross-Cultural Center: Comunidad Room
University of California San Diego
San Diego, CA

Tuesday, March 14 - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM Talk: Crisis of South Korean Politics and Prospects for Foreign Policy South Korea is mired in Park Geun Hye's impeachment and as a result the 2017 presidential race has begun. Meanwhile, South Korea's foreign policy is in disarray. The Trump Shock has produced an uncertain future for the ROK-U.S. alliance, while inter-Korean relations have hit rock bottom. China-South Korean relations have also soured over the issue of deployment of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD).

Against this backdrop, this symposium will look into Park's impeachment process, prospects for the presidential election, and the impacts on South Korea's foreign policy and inter-Korean relations.


Chung-in Moon, Yonsei University
Seong-ho Sheen, Seoul National University
Lynn Turk, Pacific Century Institute
Moderator: Tai Ming Cheung, UC San Diego

Admission/Cost: FREE Registration required.

Malamud Conference Room
Institute of the Americas
University of California San Diego
San Diego, CA

Tuesday, March 14 - 2:00 PM

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6:00 PM World Baseball Classic The World Baseball Classic is the premier international baseball tournament, sanctioned by the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), and operated as a joint venture between Major League Baseball and its Players Association. The Tournament features the best players in the world competing for their home countries and territories.

More than 2.4 million fans from all over the world have attended the tournament games, held in March 2006, March 2009 and March 2013. Team Dominican Republic is the reigning World Baseball Classic Champion after going undefeated during its 2013 championship run. This year's tournament will again feature the greatest baseball-playing nations in the world. The tournament will be held every four years thereafter.

Following a qualifying round held in Feb., March and Sept. of 2016, the 16-team field is now set for the main event from March 6-22, 2017. The games will span the globe, taking place across six venues, beginning with Seoul, Tokyo, Miami and Jalisco in the First Round. During the Second Round, teams will head to Tokyo and San Diego on the way to the Championship Round in Los Angeles.

Schedule: (Teams to be announced)
Game 1 - Tuesday, March 14 - 6:00 PM
Game 2 - Wednesday, March 15 - 6:00 PM
Game 3 - Thursday, March 16 - 7:00 PM
Game 4 - Friday, March 17 - 7:00 PM
Game 5 - Saturday, March 18 - 12:30 PM
Game 6 - Saturday, March 18 - 7:00 PM
Game 7 - Sunday, March 19 - 3:00 PM
* Tiebreaker game, if necessary

Admission/Cost: Prices Vary

Petco Park
100 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA

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7:00 PM Music and Dance St. Patrick’s Day In Ireland Come celebrate St. Patrick's Day with us and the great joy of being Irish with music, song, dance and irresistible merriment from the Emerald Isle! With brilliant Irish dance led by the great Connor Reider, Irish song from The Voice Squad and the best of Irish traditional music, you will be transported to the charming and beautiful Emerald Isle for an unforgettable night in Ireland. A perfect St. Patrick's Day celebration with the whole family!

Admission/Cost: $49

California Center for the Arts
340 N. Escondido Blvd.
Escondido, CA

Tuesday, March 14 - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM Socialism And The Russian Revolution: Part 3 A specter is haunting world capitalism: the specter of the Russian Revolution. This year marks the centenary of the world-historical events of 1917, which began with the February Revolution in Russia and culminated in October with "ten days that shook the world" — the overthrow of the capitalist provisional government and conquest of political power by the Bolshevik Party, under the leadership of Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky.

In the Visionary suite, on the third floor of the Aztec Student Union. Part III: The Role of the Revolutionary Party of our theoretical series on the events and legacy of the Russian Revolution.

Admission/Cost: FREE

SDSU: San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182

Tuesday, March 14 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
7:00 PM Reading: Abeer Hoque And Stephen Beachy Reading Abeer will be reading from her memoir Olive Witch and Stephen from his new novel Zeke Yoder vs. the Singularity. In the 1970s, Abeer is a Bangladeshi girl growing up in a small sunlit town in Nigeria where the red clay earth, corporal punishment and running games are facts of life. At thirteen she moves with her family to suburban Pittsburgh. Finding her place as a young woman in America proves more difficult than she can imagine. In Zeke Yoder vs. the Singularity there is a newly installed anti-human government and ferocious resistance to that government. A mind-bending dystopian science fiction that merges the metaphysical speculation of Philip K Dick with the good clean fun of Amish bromance.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Verbatim Books
3793 30th Street
San Diego, CA 92104

Tuesday, March 14 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
7:00 PM Jacob Goldberg: Middle East Series Professor Jacob Goldberg (PhD from Harvard University in Middle East politics) is a former Senior Advisor to Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak. Goldberg is the author of The Foreign Policy of Saudi Arabia and has published numerous articles in newspapers in Israeli and the U.S. A different subject each night.

Admission/Cost: $15

Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Drive
San Diego, CA 92037

Dates and times:
Monday, March 13 - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, March 14 - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, March 15 - 7:00 PM
7:30 PM Book Signing: Susan Meissner Susan Meissner is a former managing editor of a weekly newspaper and an award-winning columnist. She is the author of Secrets of a Charmed Life, A Fall of Marigolds, and Stars Over Sunset Boulevard.

Wartime intrigue spans the lives of three women past and present in the latest novel from the acclaimed author of Secrets of a Charmed Life.

February, 1946. World War Two is over, but the recovery from the most intimate of its horrors has only just begun for Annaliese Lange, a German ballerina desperate to escape her past, and Simone Deveraux, the wronged daughter of a French Resistance spy. Now the two women are joining hundreds of other European war brides aboard the renowned RMS Queen Mary to cross the Atlantic and be reunited with their American husbands. Their new lives in the United States brightly beckon until their tightly-held secrets are laid bare in their shared stateroom.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Warwick's Bookstore
7812 Girard Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037

Tuesday, March 14 - 7:30 PM to 9:30 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

Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre
9500 Gilman Drive
University of California at San Diego
San Diego, CA 92093

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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