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Tuesday, Feb 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:30 PM Discussion: Talking Race & Inclusion
Wednesday, Feb 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Mexico's Upcoming Elections and What They Mean for the U.S.
6:00 PM Film: Clinica de Migrantes
7:00 PM Stage: Uncle Vanya
Thursday, Feb 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Seaworld Lunar New Year
12:00 PM Civil Society, Corruption and the Rise of Liberalism in Contemporary South Africa
3:00 PM San Diego Kuumba Fest
4:00 PM An Exhibit on the Life and Deeds of Dr. Shih-Liang Chien
7:00 PM Stage: Cardboard Piano
7:30 PM Francisco Cantu in Conversation with John Wilkens
8:00 PM Music: Alsarah & the Nubatones
Friday, Feb 23
11:00 AM First Annual Distinguished Lecture on U.S.-Mexico Relations
2:00 PM San Diego Kuumba Fest
6:00 PM Lectures: North County Black History Month Celebration
6:00 PM Border Art: Opening Reception
7:00 PM Stage: Safa's Story
7:30 PM Stage: Othello
7:30 PM Music: Krenek, Britten & Rilke
7:30 PM Stage: The Diary Of Anne Frank
8:00 PM Stage: Cardboard Piano
Saturday, Feb 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Don Quijote Read-a-thon
10:00 AM Kumeyaay Cosmology
10:00 AM Workshops: Indigenous Folk Art Dish Towel
10:00 AM San Diego Chinese New Year
10:00 AM San Diego Kuumba Fest
2:00 PM Stage: Othello
2:00 PM Stage: Safa's Story
6:00 PM African Presence in Latin American Lecture by Dr. Runoko Rashidi
7:00 PM Stage: Safa's Story
7:00 PM Play Reading: Mina's Revolution
7:30 PM Music: Sacra Profana Building Bridges Between Nations
7:30 PM Stage: Othello
7:30 PM Music: Jesse Cook
7:30 PM Stage: The Diary Of Anne Frank
8:00 PM Stage: Cardboard Piano
11:55 PM Film: Mind Game
Sunday, Feb 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Film: Mind Game
12:00 PM World Foods Supermarket Chinese New Year Lion Dance
1:00 PM Art: Dongsheng Gao
1:00 PM San Diego Kuumba Fest
2:00 PM International Cottage Sampler Program
2:00 PM Music: Jimmy & Enrique
2:00 PM Stage: Safa's Story
2:00 PM Music: Beat Quest
2:00 PM Stage: Uncle Vanya
7:00 PM Music: Herb Alpert & Lani Hall Live at The Belly Up
7:00 PM Stage: Safa's Story
7:00 PM House of Erzulie Book Launch Party
7:30 PM Stage: The Diary Of Anne Frank
8:00 PM The Benedetti Trio: George Harrison Tribute
10:00 PM Mandarin House 2nd Annual Chinese New Year's Party & Fundraiser
Monday, Feb 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM San Diego Chinese New Year
4:30 PM Europe-China Relations: New Realities and Implications for the U.S.
6:00 PM Music: Javid & Naoko
Tuesday, Feb 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:30 PM Black History Month Film and Conversation Series
7:00 PM Queer Film Festival
7:00 PM Stage: Uncle Vanya
Wednesday, Feb 28
7:00 PM East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes against Humanity
7:00 PM Stage: Uncle Vanya
Thursday, Mar 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Stage: Othello
Friday, Mar 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Stage: Othello
Saturday, Mar 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM Music: Edo Bayashi and Kotobuki Jishi Workshops with Eien Hunter-Ishikawa
12:30 PM Music: Edo Bayashi and Kotobuki Jishi Workshops with Eien Hunter-Ishikawa
7:00 PM Music: Dornob Collective in Concert
7:30 PM Stage: Othello
Sunday, Mar 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:30 AM Music: Edo Bayashi and Kotobuki Jishi Workshops with Eien Hunter-Ishikawa
2:15 PM Music: Edo Bayashi and Kotobuki Jishi Workshops with Eien Hunter-Ishikawa
7:00 PM Music: Raga, Roots & Re Imaginings

< Friday, March 17, 2017 >

All Day Ongoing and Extended Events


A Raisin in the Sun
Until February 17, 2018

Until February 18, 2018

Outside Mullingar
Until February 19, 2018

Cloud Techtonics
Until February 24, 2018

Cardboard Piano
Until February 25, 2018

The Importance of Being Earnest
Until March 4, 2018

Uncle Vanya
Until March 11, 2018

Exhibitions and Art

Age of the Baroque
Until February 13, 2018

Art of the Americas
Until February 18, 2018

Indonesian Shadow Puppets
Until March 1, 2018

Jewels of India
Until March 1, 2018

Recycled and Embroidered Textiles of Bengal
Until March 25, 2018

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

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

German Expressionism
Ongoing until December 31, 2019

Art Of The Open Air
Ongoing until February 13, 2018


Kids Meet Mandarin
Ongoing Fridays

Chinese Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Spanish Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Bilingual Storytime
Ongoing Fridays

Classes and Workshops

Irish Gaelic Conversation Circle
Ongoing Tuesdays

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

Cultural Tours and Excursions

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

Ensenada Mexico Pacific Ocean Coastal Tour

Baja Mexico Grand Tour

Tijuana Foodie Adventures


Tea with The Bard
Ongoing, first Sunday of each month

Kirtan Musical Meditation
Ongoing, Thursdays

Dances of Universal Peace
Ongoing Saturdays
10:00 AM Kids Spanish Music Class Take a journey into Spanish language and its cultures through the magical world of music. The 45 minutes class is open to children ages 0-7 and includes singing, dancing, instrument and rhythm play, and lots of family fun.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Muevete Dance Studio
3338 Main Street Lemon Grove
San Diego, CA 91945

Friday, March 17 - 10:00 AM
2:30 PM Clan Rince Irish Dancers Greater San Diego seniors are invited to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a lively demonstration of traditional Irish step dancing. The Clan Rince Irish Dancers of San Diego will perform at Mount Miguel Covenant Village, a faith-based, not-for-profit, continuing-care retirement community.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Mount Miguel Covenant Village
325 Kempton Street
San Diego, CA 91977

Friday, March 17 - 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

For more information or to RSVP online, please visit:
3:00 PM Art Exhibition: Kulvinder Kaur Dhew & Bruce Dehnert Kulvinder Kaur Dhew and Bruce Dehnert come together to exhibit at the James Alan Rose Gallery. Dhew, whose paintings, drawings and digital prints have been included in collections as assorted as Kazuo Ishiguru and MTV Europe and Dehnert, an esteemed potter and sculptor, are artists whose work can often reference similar themes using very different media. In this exhibition, Dhew's drawings are a sustained exploration of charcoal on paper and depict elemental climatic events. Dehnert presents a body of wood-fired ceramics that portray a decorative approach and the use of a kiln to provide a surface that presents the process through which the work has passed.
Admission/Cost: FREE

Francis Parker Middle-Upper School
James Alan Rose Art Gallery
6501 Linda Vista Road
San Diego, CA 92111

Opening Reception:
Friday, March 17 - 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Ongoing March 17 through April 26

Gallery Hours:
7:30 AM to 3:30 PM
(Holidays and school breaks excepted.)

For more information, please visit:
4:00 PM 24th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival Media Arts Center San Diego presents the 24th annual San Diego Latino Film Festival. The festival will occupy five screens for eleven days and will present over 160 films from Latin America, the United States, and Spain as well as Opening Night and Closing Night Parties, the 2nd Annual Sonido Latino Beer & Wine Festival, Q&A sessions with visiting filmmakers, and free student outreach screenings. Audiences will have the rare opportunity to meet filmmakers and actors from all over the world.

Film Listings by Day:
Thursday, March 16 - Films start at 4:00 PM
Friday, March 17 - Films start at 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 18 - Films start at Noon
Sunday, March 19 - Films start at Noon
Monday, March 20 - Films start at 4:00 PM
Tuesday, March 21 - Films start at 4:00 PM
Wednesday, March 22 - Films start at 4:00 PM
Thursday, March 23 - Films start at 4:00 PM
Friday, March 24 - Films start at 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 25 - Films start at Noon
Sunday, March 26 - Films start at Noon

Film Listings by Type:
Animation Comedy Crime
Dark Comedy Documentary Drama Dramedy
Horror Musical Comedy Romance Romantic Comedy
Shorts Sports Thriller

Admission/Cost: For films - $11.50 General, $9.50 Students and Seniors. Festival packs and passes availible.

AMC Fashion Valley
AMC 18 Fashion Valley Cinema
7037 Friars Road
San Diego, CA 92108

Media Arts Center
2921 El Cajon Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92104

Dates and times:
Ongoing from March 16 to March 26

For more information, please visit:
5:00 PM Celebration: Sláinte The St. Patrick's Day celebration coined Sláinte means "good health" in several Gaelic languages and is commonly used as a drinking toast in Ireland and Scotland, with an authentic lineup of music, food, and drink. Music offerings from Paul Chesne Band, Forkroot, Tah Rei, and bagpiper Robert Burns.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $20

The Quartyard
1102 Market Street
San Diego, CA 92101

Friday, March 17 - 5:00 PM to 10:30 PM
7:00 PM Jane Austen's Emma, English High Tea And Dinner Theater The 413 Project presents a play based on Jane Austen's beloved story and performed with "an immersive opportunity for audiences to feel a part of the story on stage. Your experience will be made complete by a full English high tea including savories, salad, scones, dessert confections, and unlimited tea."

Admission/Cost: $60 - $63

The Grand Tea Room
145 W. Grand Avenue
Escondido, CA 92025

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, March 17 until Sunday, April 2, 2017
Fridays & Saturdays - 7:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM Irish Poetry And Prose Reading It's the 38th Annual St. Patrick's Day Open Reading of Irish Poetry and Prose. Members of the public are invited to read from their favorite selections of James Joyce, William Butler Yeats, Samuel Beckett, George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde, Edmund Burke, Seán O'Casey, and others, from 7 p.m. until it ends. Messrs. Guinness and Harp will officiate the proceedings.

Admission/Cost: FREE

D.G. Wills Books
7461 Girard Avenue
San Diego, CA 92037

Friday, March 17 - 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

For more information, please visit:
7:00 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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7:30 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
8:00 PM Music: Julieta Venegas Julieta Venegas is a multi-Grammy Award winning Mexican singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentlist and producer. She was born and raised in Tijuana, Baja California with her identical twin and four other siblings. Venegas began studying classical piano at the age of 8, also studying music theory, voice and cello at La Escuela de Música del Noroeste and across the U.S. border at South Western College in San Diego. She was a former member of the band "Tijuana No". Julieta plays numerous instruments including acoustic guitar, accordion and keyboard. She won the 2004 Latin Grammy for Best Vocal Rock Album ("Sí").

Admission/Cost: $32 - $43

House of Blues
1055 5th Ave.
San Diego, CA
House of Hospitality

Friday, March 17 - 8:00 PM
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