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Wednesday, Apr 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:00 PM Asian Film Festival Spring Showcase
5:30 PM Discussion: The Rise of the Global South
6:15 PM Music: Courtly Noyse
7:00 PM Stage: Red Velvet
8:00 PM Stage: Travels with My Aunt
Thursday, Apr 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
3:30 PM El Dia De Los Ninos, El Día De Los Libros
6:00 PM Talk: The State and Dalit Christians in India, a People Under Duress
7:00 PM Asian Film Festival Spring Showcase
8:00 PM Stage: Travels with My Aunt
8:00 PM Stage: Red Velvet
Friday, Apr 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 AM Gateway Conversations Symposium
5:30 PM House of Norway: Movie Night
7:00 PM Opera: La Traviata
8:00 PM The Hutchins Consort: Immigrants
8:00 PM Stage: Travels with My Aunt
8:00 PM Stage: Red Velvet
Saturday, Apr 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 AM Gateway Conversations Bus Tour
11:00 AM Keyip! Kechuw! Reading Program
2:00 PM Stage: Red Velvet
2:00 PM Stage: Travels with My Aunt
6:00 PM SD Women's Chorus Sings For Women In Poverty
8:00 PM Stage: Travels with My Aunt
8:00 PM Stage: Red Velvet
Sunday, Apr 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM House of Denmark Lawn Program
2:00 PM Opera: La Traviata
2:00 PM Stage: Edo Marionettes from Japan
2:00 PM Stage: Red Velvet
2:00 PM Stage: Travels with My Aunt
5:00 PM Stage: Edo Marionettes from Japan
7:00 PM Stage: Red Velvet
7:00 PM Stage: Travels with My Aunt
Monday, May 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, May 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Lecture Series: From Sinai to Seinfeld
7:00 PM Lecture Series: From Sinai to Seinfeld
Wednesday, May 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Travels with My Aunt
Thursday, May 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Travels with My Aunt
Friday, May 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 PM Modern Japan Concert Series
8:00 PM Stage: Travels with My Aunt
Saturday, May 6
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Travels with My Aunt
8:00 PM Stage: Travels with My Aunt
Sunday, May 7
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Travels with My Aunt
Monday, May 8
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, May 9
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Lecture Series: From Sinai to Seinfeld
7:00 PM Lecture Series: From Sinai to Seinfeld
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< Sunday, March 26, 2017 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Stage

Red Velvet
Until April 30, 2017

Stage: Travels with My Aunt
Until May 7, 2017

Exhibitions and Art

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

Cannibals

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

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

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

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

Other

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

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
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:
Adventure
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.

Locations:
AMC Fashion Valley
Location:
AMC 18 Fashion Valley Cinema
7037 Friars Road
San Diego, CA 92108
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Media Arts Center
2921 El Cajon Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92104
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from March 16 to March 26

For more information, please visit: www.sdlatinofilm.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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