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Saturday, May 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Japanese Living Moss Garden
11:00 AM Lebanese Food Festival
2:00 PM French Culture Lecture Series & Kids Storytime
2:00 PM Ethiopian Experience: Feast + Cultural Journey
2:00 PM Film: Tsar to Lenin
7:30 PM Music: Park Junghyun (Lena Park)
8:00 PM Stage: The Revolutionists
8:00 PM Stage: Having Our Say
Sunday, May 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM HPR Annual Ethnic Food Fair
11:00 AM Lebanese Food Festival
1:00 PM Film: Knowledge is the Begining, The Ramallah Concert
2:00 PM Stage: The Revolutionists
2:00 PM Music: Jimmy & Enrique
2:00 PM Book Signing: Antonio F. Vianna. Far from Ordinary
2:00 PM Stage: Having Our Say
Monday, May 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, May 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Wednesday, May 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Thursday, Jun 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 PM Artist Talk: Li Huai
7:00 PM Stage: The Revolutionists
8:00 PM Stage: Having Our Say
Friday, Jun 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Mule Bone
8:00 PM Stage: The Revolutionists
8:00 PM Stage: Having Our Say
Saturday, Jun 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM Music: CWM Summer Series, Caribbean Inspiration
6:30 PM South Asian Culture Show: Backstage Bollywood
6:30 PM South Asian Culture Show: Backstage Bollywood
8:00 PM Stage: The Revolutionists
8:00 PM Stage: Mule Bone
8:00 PM Stage: Having Our Say
Sunday, Jun 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM Film: Knowledge is the Begining, The Ramallah Concert
1:30 PM Pacific Arts Movement Day With The Padres
2:00 PM Stage: The Revolutionists
2:00 PM Stage: Having Our Say
3:00 PM Stage: Mule Bone
4:00 PM Musica Vitale
7:00 PM Music: La Arrolladora Banda el Limón
Monday, Jun 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM City Diplomacy in the 21st Century
Tuesday, Jun 6
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Irish Gaelic Conversation Circle
Wednesday, Jun 7
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Thursday, Jun 8
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: The Revolutionists
8:00 PM Stage: Having Our Say
Friday, Jun 9
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: The Revolutionists
8:00 PM Stage: Mule Bone
8:00 PM Stage: Having Our Say

< Sunday, March 19, 2017 >

All Day Ongoing and Extended Events


Having Our Say
Until June 11, 2017

Exhibitions and Art

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

Trappings: Homage to the Horse and Other Steeds
Until November 12, 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

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

Noé Olivas Quinceañera Project
Ongoing until April 30, 2017

Kanban, Traditional Shop Signs Of Japan
Ongoing until October 8, 2017


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 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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

10:30 AM Japanese Ikebana Flower Exhibition Exhibits and demonstrations of Ikebana, the Japanese fine art of flower arrangement, both traditional and modern.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Casa del Prado Building
Room 101
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA

Dates and times:
Saturday, March 18 - 10:30 AM
Sunday, March 19 - 10:30 AM
12:00 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:
1:00 PM Book Signing: Bangles Bindis and Babies Join Elizabeth at North Park Beer Co. for a book signing! Let's have a beer together and talk books! Happy Hour all day! $1 off full pour house beers and $5 Mastiff snacks! Bring your copy of Bangles Bindis and Babies or get one there. 50% of the profits from book sales will benefit promises2kids (! If you have a book signed, you will be entered to win $25 bar bucks!

About the book:
Two worlds collide when an improbable romance dives into a multicultural marriage.

Vijay's future is already decided. He'll marry a nice Indian girl of a particular caste and means. The first in his family to leave India, the young doctor arrives in the United States to further his education. He fully expects to return to his home country and his predestined life.

Elizabeth just celebrated her twenty-first birthday. She's confident in her plan to get a master's in Public Health. Her future is bright and her goal to make it on her own is clear. She has no thoughts of marriage.

Admission/Cost: FREE

North Park Beer Co
3038 University
San Deigo, CA 92104

Sunday, March 19 - 1:00 PM
1:00 PM Music: Carmina Burana and the MiraCosta College Symphony and Choirs This epic symphonic work of medieval texts on the pleasures and perils of life includes the powerful "O Fortuna." MiraCosta choirs along with invited choirs from Palomar College and the children's choir from the North Coast Singers join the MiraCosta Symphony Orchestra for both performances.

Directed by Branden Muresan. Choral ensembles: Dr. Arlie Langager, MiraCosta College; John Russell, Palomar College; and Sally Dean, North Coast Singers.

This will be a spectacular musical event! Come and enjoy one of the best kept classical secrets in North San Diego County.

Admission/Cost: $8 - $10

MiraCosta College Concert Hall
1 Barnard Dr.
Oceanside, CA

Sunday, March 19 - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM House of Lebanon Lawn Program Each year, the House of Lebanon hosts their annual Lawn Program. The entertainment is provided by different folk dance groups every year that will perform folk dances in regional native costumes. In addition to folkloric dance, local Lebanese artist will perform tradition song, music and poetry depicting the Lebanese heritage and culture.

The House of Lebanon serves a wide selection of traditional Lebanese "Meza." Food will include Hummus, Tabouli, Spinach Pies, Kibbeh, Falafel, stuffed Grape Leaves, Moussakaa, Kafta, Chicken and Lamb Shawarma. In addition to a selection of pastries and drinks to include Baklawa, Sfouf, Namoura, Arabic Lemonade, and Jalab.

Admission/Cost: FREE

House of Pacific Relations International Cottages
2125 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101

Sunday, March 19 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

For more information, please call (619) 234-0739
2:00 PM Stage: The Dresser Based on the author's own experiences as dresser to Sir Donald Wolfit, this bracing, heartbreaking drama is an elegy to a by-gone era. Backstage at a theatre in the English provinces during World War II, Sir, the last of the great breed of English actor/managers, is in a bad way tonight, as his dresser Norman tries valiantly to prepare him to go on stage as King Lear. Unsure of his lines as well as who and where he is supposed to be, Sir is adamantly determined to roar his last.

Admission/Cost: $17 - $20

Lamplighters Community Theater
5915 Severin Drive
La Mesa, CA

Dates and times:
March 19 until April 16
Fridays and Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit:
2:30 PM Documentary: Fall Seven Times, Get Up Eight, The Japanese War Brides See this new 26-minute film documentary about Japanese war brides followed by a short talk by Margaret Dilloway, local San Diego author of "How to Be An American Housewife."

Margaret's mother was from Japan and married an American G.I.

Admission/Cost: FREE

North University Community Library
8820 Judicial Drive
San Diego, CA

Sunday, March 19 - 2:30 PM
3:00 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

For more information, please visit:
4:00 PM A Musical Drama: The Trials and Tribulations of Saint Tyagaraja Music Direction by Bombay Jayashri
Direction and Lead Role played by TV Varadarajan
Voice provided by Bombay Jayashri, Cherthalai Ranganatha Sarma, OS Arun, Kunnakudi Balamuralikrishna, and Ashwath Narayanan

Admission/Cost: $20, Free for IFAASD 2017 Subscription and Subscription Plus Patrons

Seaside Center for Spiritual Living
1613 Lake Dr
Encinitas, CA 92024

Sunday, March 19 - 4:00 PM
4:00 PM Music: Celtic Echoes An evening of Celtic fun: jigs, reels, pub songs, favorite Irish ballads, the occasional haunting air, and general Tom Foolery (the Irish call that good Craic!). We will be serving corned beef and cabbage. Dinner must be paid for in advance.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $20

The Congregational Church of La Jolla
1216 Cave Street
San Diego, CA 92037

Sunday, March 19 - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

For more information, please call: 858-459-5045
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