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Saturday, May 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Harmony in Action Cross-Cultural Non-Profits Fair
1:00 PM Piñata Festival
2:00 PM Book Signing: Madeline Swidler Scott
2:00 PM Film: Satoyama
2:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
3:00 PM Music: Breizh Amerika
6:00 PM Music and Dance: Samahan
6:30 PM Stage: Moana
7:00 PM Music: Jenni Rivera Tribute Concert
7:00 PM City Heights Dance Festival
7:30 PM Music: Breizh Amerika
7:30 PM Film: Moana
8:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Sunday, May 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:30 AM German Film: Quatsch Und Die Nasenbärbande (Fiddlesticks)
11:00 AM 38th Annual Ethnic Food Fair
2:00 PM City Heights Dance Festival
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
Tuesday, May 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Les Misérables
7:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
7:30 PM Lecture: 1918-Death In Vienna, City Of Dreams
7:30 PM Music: Chano Dominguez
Wednesday, May 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Film: Goodbye Christopher Robin
6:00 PM Film: America's Untold Story
7:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
7:00 PM Stage: Les Misérables
Thursday, May 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:00 PM Talk: The Rise and Fall of a Fraud Investigator in China
6:10 PM Padres Italian Heritage Night
6:30 PM Panel Discussion: Cross-Border Legal Transactions for Artists
8:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Friday, Jun 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Food: Tijuana Renaissance/Feast For the Heart
6:30 PM Lecture: Kumeyaay Ethnobotany
7:00 PM Beer & Sake Festival
7:00 PM Stage: Les Misérables
8:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Saturday, Jun 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 AM Talk: AfroFuturism Dream Tank
10:00 AM UCSD Powwow
11:00 AM Music: Sam Hinton Folk Festival
11:00 AM Noodle Competition with Mike Chen
12:00 PM House of Denmark Lawn Program
2:00 PM Ukrainian Embroidery Workshop
2:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
2:30 PM Music: From Russia with Love
3:00 PM Mabuhay Festival: Philippine Independence Day
6:00 PM Book Signing: Wherever You Go, They Are There
6:00 PM Music: Scripps Mariachi Festival
6:30 PM Film: Moulin Rouge
7:00 PM Stage: Les Misérables
8:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Sunday, Jun 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Japanese Cultural Bazaar
11:00 AM House of England Lawn Program
2:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
3:00 PM Music: African Sanctus
5:00 PM Music: Manohara Sangeetham
7:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
7:00 PM Stage: Les Misérables
7:30 PM Music: Mexican Regional
Monday, Jun 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Jun 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
7:30 PM Lecture: 1918-Death In Vienna, City Of Dreams
Wednesday, Jun 6
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 PM Talk: Kumeyaay Ethnobotany
7:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Thursday, Jun 7
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Friday, Jun 8
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Calendar

< Sunday, March 26, 2017 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Stage

The Sisters Rosensweig
Until May 27, 2018

Les Miserables
Until June 3, 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

9:00 AM Women's International Film Festival San Diego This annual international film festival is hosted by the Women's Museum of California in Liberty Station, and was created to celebrate women's stories and experiences through film.

The goal is to select films that represent the diversity of women from around the world. This festival gives independent female film makers a platform, and allows women focused issues to come alive on screen.

Admission/Cost: $50 - $300

Location:
The Lot
Liberty Station
2620 Truxtun Road
San Diego, CA 92106
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Dates and times:
Friday, March 24 - 5:00 PM
Saturday, March 25 - 10:00 AM
Sunday, March 26 - 9:00 AM

Schedule:

March 24
5:00 PM - Red Carpet & VIP Reception
6:00 PM - "Different Flowers" screening
8:00 PM - Panel discussion

March 25
10:00 AM - Short Films Block: "The Things We Do They Don't Understand," "The Vanished," "Juliet Remembered," "Lucy in My Eyes"
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Panel sessions
5:00 PM - VIP reception
6:00 PM - "I Am Jane Doe" screening
8:00 PM - Panel discussion

March 26
9:00 AM - Short Films Block: "Five Awake," "Parthian"
10:00 AM - "The Peace Agency" screening
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Panel sessions
5:00 PM - VIP Reception
6:00 PM - "Alive and Kicking" screening
8:00 PM - Panel discussion

For more information, please visit: www.womensmuseumca.org
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM House of Iran: Persian New Year Celebration Celebrate the Persian New Year with the House of Iran in Balboa Park.

The Iranian New Year also called "Nowruz"
Nowruz is the new year holiday in Iran, it means "New Day". It celebrates the awakening of nature, the transition of the darkness of winter to the new life of spring, a time to celebrate life and renewal for much of that which is on the earth. Traditions include building bonfires to purge evil, and making it through another winter. It is also a tradition to clean everything in the house before Nowruz, which may have been the origin of the custom of "spring cleaning" as we know it here in America.

Lawn Program - Ruz-e-Iran:
The lawn program is held every year on the Sunday following the Persian New Year, which is the day of the vernal equinox, around March 20th or the first day of spring. The new year is marked at the very instant when the sun leaves the astrological sign of Pisces and enters the sign of Aries.

Since the celebration of the New Year (Nowruz) is the biggest and most important holiday for the Persian people, the events in Balboa Park are very extensive. In their beautiful new cottage you will find a lot of the traditional artifacts and Persian hospitality starting at 12:00 noon.

At 2:00 PM the Lawn Program begins with the usual speeches and National anthem, followed by a musical program. Professional dancers from Los Angeles and dancers from the local Persian Dance Academy will perform some of their traditional ethnic and folk dances in their authentic costumes. In addition, there will be reading of poems plus singing and playing of instruments.

Another interesting feature is the Nowruz "Haft Seen" table. As tradition dictates, seven symbols are placed on a table, all begin with the Farsi letter "S". All representing nature's gifts. They are:

boiled malt with flour (Samanu-prosperity),
apple (Seeb-beauty),
seed sprout (Sabzeh-rebirth),
fruit of service tree (Senjed-happiness),
garlic (Seer-health),
vinegar (Serekh-patience), and
sumac berry ((Sumagh-joy).

Added to these are season flowers that begin with "S" as well. Sonbol (hyacinth) and Sussan (lily). Sekeh (coins) in water for purification and prosperity, colored eggs for fertility, a bowl with gold fish life and sun changing from the constellation of Pisces to Aries, a mirror - reflection of creation, candles - enlightenment.

The festivities continue until 5:00 PM with a D.J. playing and dancing and having a good time.

Foods
Food served for the Lawn Program and the Christmas Holidays in the park are chicken kabob with rice, pita bread and salad. The desserts are baklava and pastries served with hot tea and other drinks. For December Nights, they add a hot vegetarian herb noodle soup to their menu.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92104
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Sunday, March 26 - 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sdhpr.org
11:00 AM Japanese Brush Painting Art Exhibition Join the Friends of Taka Sumi-e brush painting society members as they explore The Year of the Rooster in paintings, fashions, painting demonstration, music and more. This is the 15th annual exhibition, which takes place in Room 101. Friends of Taka society members are also students at the San Diego Community College Continuing Education program.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Casa del Prado Building
Room 101 (Majorca)
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Saturday, March 25 - 11:00 AM
Sunday, March 26 - 11:00 AM

For more information, please visit: www.takasumi-e.com
11:30 AM Tequila and Taco Music Festival San Diego's Tequila & Taco Music Festival will be making its debut at the beautiful Embarcadero Marina Park South in Downtown San Diego on the weekend of March 25 and 26, 2017.

Tequila sampling: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Saturday Only). No Tequila Sampling on Sunday, but enjoy an afternoon sipping on an assortment of margaritas.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $60

Location:
Embarcadero Marina Park South
200 Marina Pkwy
San Diego, CA
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Dates and times:
Saturday, March 25 - 11:00 AM
Sunday, March 26 - 11:30 AM

For more information, please visit: www.tequilaandtacomusicfestival.com
1:00 PM Brazilian Carnaval The high-energy rhythm of Brazil comes to the Jacobs Center as Arts for Learning San Diego presents Family Arts Day in the Diamond -- Brazilian Carnaval.

This family-friendly event is free and open to the public and takes place at the amphitheater and the World Court area of the center.

This Carnaval celebration features the popular local ensemble Sol e Mar. Sol e Mar is dedicated to sharing the experience and love of the sights and sounds of Brazil. All of the members of the ensemble have studied and performed extensively in South America and Cuba, as well as in the United States.

Led by Mark Lamson, director and lead percussionist, Sol e Mar specializes in the music of two countries whose musical roots are strongly tied to Africa: Cuba and Brazil.

Dancer Cybele Nieman Pena is one of the most sought after dance educators in San Diego. Nieman Pena will demonstrate the traditional dances that bring the music of Carnaval alive in addition to other forms of dance including hip-hop.

This event kicks-off with a musical procession to the World Court where families can make their own colorful Carnaval masks with artists from the San Diego Guild of Puppetry.

Families can use their imagination to create unique masks that can be worn during the event! In addition, the first 50 families that arrive will receive a free book (one book per family) to take home. Sol e Mar and Nieman Pena will join together for a performance featuring dancing, drumming and audience participation. The program ends with a conga line around the amphitheater and up to the World Court.

Arts for Learning San Diego, an affiliate of Young Audiences has dedicated itself to advocating and providing for the arts in education and enriching the lives of all children in our region through an extraordinary range of high quality performances, residencies and workshops to help young people and their families identify their cultural roots and discover their creative wings.

Arts for Learning San Diego's mission envisions a world where all students, families and communities imagine, create and thrive through the arts.

The Family Arts Day in the Diamond -- Brazilian Carnaval is funded in part through the Creative Placemaking Partnership Program awarded by Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation.


Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation
404 Euclid Ave
San Diego, CA 92114
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Sunday, March 26 - 1:00 PM

For more information, please visit:
1:00 PM Reception for Art Exhibit: Street Photography around the World Opening reception for the exhibition, "Street Photography around the World," featuring the work of nationally known photographer, Arthur Lavine, and his cousin, Dana Levine.

Rancho Bernardo resident, Arthur Lavine, whose career spanned seven decades, died this past summer. As a way to honor him, his wife, Rhoda Lavine, and his cousin, Dana Levine, created a joint exhibition focused on street photography.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Spanish Village Gallery 21
Balboa Park
1770 Village Place
San Diego, CA 92101
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Reception:
Sunday, March 26 - 1:00 PM
Ongoing through April 3, 2017
Gallery open daily - 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.gallery21art.org
2:00 PM Muslim Ban Town Hall A panel breaks down the misconceptions about Islam and how the misguided travel ban doesn't even achieve the goal of preventing terrorism.

The public is then welcome to ask questions in a Q&A. We welcome all viewpoints as long as the questions are presented in a level-headed, cordial manner.

Hosted by Noor Collective

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Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Valencia Park/Malcolm X Branch Library
5148 Market Street
San Diego, CA
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Sunday, March 26 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit the links above, or call: 619-527-3405
7:00 PM Stage: Red Velvet The Old Globe stages "Red Velvet," a stirring drama that transports audiences to the turbulent backstage world of London's Theatre Royal in the early 1800s.

Edmund Kean, the greatest actor of his generation, can't go on tonight as Othello, and his company is in disarray. A young American actor named Ira Aldridge arrives to step into the role—but no black man has ever played Othello on the English stage.

His groundbreaking performance upends stage tradition and changes the lives of everyone involved.

Lolita Chakrabarti's multi-award-winning play uncovers the fascinating true story of a pivotal figure in theater history. Visionary director Rachel Chavkin returns to The Old Globe with a stunningly theatrical production of a play that the London Telegraph called "informative, entertaining, and thought-provoking."

Admission/Cost: $34 - $98

Location:
Old Globe Theatre
1363 Old Globe Way
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA
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Dates and times:
March 25 until April 30
Tuesdays - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, April 19 - 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM;
All other Wednesdays - 7:00 PM
Thursdays - 8:00 PM
Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturday, March 25 and Saturday, April 22 - 8:00 PM;
All other Saturdays - 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 26 - 7:00 PM;
All other Sundays - 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM

For tickets or more information, please visit: www.theoldglobe.org, or call 619) 234-5623.
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