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Thursday, Sep 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM An Evening of Aloha with Kalapana
6:30 PM Film: King Lear
7:00 PM Film: An American in Paris
7:30 PM Film: Song E Napule
8:00 PM Comedy: Ronny Chieng
8:00 PM Stage: Blithe Spirit
Friday, Sep 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM International Peace Day Celebration
5:00 PM Community Building: Refugee Resettlement 101
5:00 PM Film: American
6:00 PM Art: Here & There by Lee Sie and Jon Barnes
6:00 PM Stage: Death by Dessert
6:30 PM Art: Rocco Satoshi
7:00 PM Music: Taiko Beats
7:00 PM Music: Los Montaņo
7:00 PM Iranian Film: No Date, No Signature
7:30 PM Comedy: Ronny Chieng
7:30 PM Music & Dance: A Night in Spain
7:30 PM Music: Sriranjani Santhanagopalan
8:00 PM Stage: Blithe Spirit
Saturday, Sep 22
All Day Pacific Islander
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM Sports: Free Aikido Workshop
10:00 AM Vista Viking Festival
10:00 AM Community Building: YMCA Welcoming week
10:00 AM Lao Boat Racing Festival
12:30 PM International Harvest Dance Festival
5:30 PM Harvest Masquerade Regency Ball
6:00 PM House of China Moon Festival
6:00 PM Art: Salvador Dali Exhibit
6:00 PM Art Night Women in Central Asia
6:00 PM Stage: Death by Dessert
7:00 PM Film and Dinner: Wajib
7:00 PM Music: Tasnifkhani with Kourosh Taghavi
8:00 PM Stage: Blithe Spirit
9:30 PM Comedy: Ronny Chieng
Sunday, Sep 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day Pacific Islander
10:00 AM Vista Viking Festival
12:30 PM International Harvest Dance Festival
1:00 PM Art: Salvador Dali Exhibit
1:00 PM Stage: Death by Dessert
2:00 PM Family Moon Festival
2:00 PM Stage: Blithe Spirit
3:00 PM Music: Night of Parisian Music
3:00 PM Stage: The Trial of Richard III
3:00 PM Stage: Avenue Q
4:00 PM Stage: The Mikado
7:00 PM Stage: Blithe Spirit
Monday, Sep 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Sep 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 PM Film: Black Panther
7:00 PM Film: The Registry
Wednesday, Sep 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:00 PM Film: Out of Africa
6:00 PM Film: Coco
6:00 PM Discussion: What Diplomats Do and Why it Still Matters
6:00 PM Film: Notorius
6:15 PM Music: Fred Benedetti
7:00 PM Art: Parsha Poster
7:00 PM Stage: Blithe Spirit
7:30 PM Book Signing: Crazy Rich Asians
Thursday, Sep 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:45 AM Booked for Lunch: Kevin Kwan
6:00 PM Cooking Workshop: Donburi Bowls
6:30 PM Art: Torero! Artivista! Viva La Revolucion
8:00 PM Stage: Blithe Spirit
Friday, Sep 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
3:30 PM Cabrillo Festival
4:00 PM La Mesa Oktoberfest
4:00 PM Oktoberfest in El Cajon
6:30 PM Italian Film Festival Launch Party
7:30 PM Music: An Evening of Hindustani Classical Music
8:00 PM Stage: Mystic India
8:00 PM Stage: Blithe Spirit
Saturday, Sep 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM 2018 Youth Festival
10:00 AM Art: Bonsai Show
10:00 AM La Mesa Oktoberfest
11:00 AM Carbillo Festival
12:00 PM Oktoberfest in El Cajon
2:00 PM Sake Festival
3:30 PM Music/Dance: Capoeira Batizado
7:00 PM Dromia: Balkan Music and Dance
8:00 PM Stage: Blithe Spirit
Sunday, Sep 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Encinitas Oktoberfest
10:00 AM Art: Bonsai Show
10:00 AM La Mesa Oktoberfest
11:00 AM Sukkort Harvest Festival
11:00 AM House of Scotland Lawn Program
12:00 PM Oktoberfest in El Cajon
2:00 PM Stage: Blithe Spirit
3:00 PM Stage: Avenue Q
6:00 PM Discussion: Fighting for Cyber Supremacy in an Age of Extremism
6:30 PM Film: King Lear
7:00 PM Stage: Blithe Spirit
Monday, Oct 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Oct 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Wednesday, Oct 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM 12th Annual San Diego Italian Film Festival
Calendar

< Sunday, March 11, 2018 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Spotlight

One Book - One San Diego events

Stage

Avenue Q
Until September 30, 2018

Mama Mia!
Until February 24, 2019

Exhibitions and Art

Here & There
Until Sunday,December 30

World in Porcelain Exhibit
Until January 19, 2019

Arts Of South And Southeast Asia
Ongoing until January 31, 2019

Walking Tour of Asian Pacific Historic District
Ongoing, every 2nd Saturday of each month

Emotions and Landscapes
Until August 11, 2018

Epic Tales from Ancient India
Until September 3, 2018

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

Classes:Children's West African Drumming
Ongoing Tuesdays

Kids Meet Mandarin
Ongoing Fridays

Chinese Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Spanish Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Bilingual Storytime
Ongoing Fridays

Classes and Workshops

Argentine Tango Series
Ongoing Wednesdays until October 3

French Bench
Until Saturday, December 15

Capoeira Angola de Sao Bento Grande
Ongoing Saturday

West African Dance Class
Ongoing Sunday

Mahjong Lessons
Ongoing Thursdays

Ki Energy Healing Clinic
Ongoing Wednesdays

Emei Qigong Practice
Ongoing Saturdays

Middle-Eastern Drum & Belly Dance Class
Ongoing until December 17

Europe: Secrets of the Old Masters
Ongoing until July 20

Kokedama Workshop
Ongoing every 1st and 3rd Tuesday

Irish Gaelic Conversation Circle
Ongoing Tuesdays

Tai Chi Workshop
Ongoing Saturdays

African Dance Class
Ongoing Sundays

Salsa Class
Ongoing Tuesdays
10:00 AM Cherry Blossom Festival This year marks the Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego's 13th annual Cherry Blossom Festival, where visitors can enjoy the Japanese custom of hanami: appreciating the beauty of cherry blossom flowers. Last year the cherry blossoms attracted over 12,000 people, and they expect to host even more during this year's three-day festival.

Also present will be various food and merchant vendors, cultural performances, demonstrations and a variety of family-friendly activities.

Admission/Cost: $12

Location:
Japanese Friendship Garden
Balboa Park
2215 Pan American Road
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Friday, March 9 - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday, March 10 - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday, March 11 - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 232-2721 or visit: www.niwa.org
11:00 AM Mariachi Festival This day-long, community-friendly event attracts thousands each year, giving families an opportunity to come together and celebrate San Diego's Mexican heritage through mariachi music, colorful traditional ballet, folkloric dancing and a grand celebration of the arts, culture and culinary delights.

The National City Chamber of Commerce and The Unified Port of San Diego are proud to present the 6th Annual International Mariachi Festival and Competition. Come watch mariachi groups from all over the United States and Mexico perform and compete. FREE ADMISSION!

The Mariachi program supports today's youth in their artistic, individual and educational development. Prior to the festival, mariachi practitioners may take part in a two-day music conference at the University of San Diego, which includes instruction and training for 300 students by renowned mariachi educators and practitioners.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Pepper Park
3299 Tidelands Avenue
National City, CA 91950
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Sunday, March 11 - 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
12:00 PM Opera on the Concourse: Turandot These free concerts, which start at noon and are roughly 45 minutes long, feature arias, duets and ensembles from opera and musicals, picked by each of the performing artists and accompanied by piano.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
San Diego Community Concourse
202 C Street
San Diego, CA 92101
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Sunday, March 11 - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM Book Discussion: Saigon Kids In May of 1962, Naval Chief Petty Officer Bryant Arbuckle flew to Saigon to establish a new Armed Forces Radio Station (AFRS). Next to follow were his wife and three boys, Leslie being one among them.

Saigon Kids is the candid, recondite slice of fourteen-year-old military brat Les Arbuckle's experience at the American Community School (ACS) during the critical months of the Vietnam War when events would, quite literally, ignite in downtown Saigon. In 1963, Saigon was beautiful, violent, and dirty—and the most exciting place a fourteen-year-old American boy could live.

Saigon offered a rich array of activities, and much to the consternation of their parents and teachers, Les and his fellow military brats explored the dangers with reckless abandon, running from machine gun fire, watching a Buddhist monk burn to death, visiting brothels late at night or trading currency on the black market.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Warwicks
7812 Girard Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Sunday, March 11 - 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 454-0347 or visit: www.warwicks.com
1:00 PM DIY Miso Making Workshop In this hands-on workshop led by the Fermenters Club, you will learn all about miso. The magical fermented bean paste originated in Japan many centuries ago. Miso is full of umami and used to flavor everything from soups to marinades, salad dressings and stir-fries to eggs.

During the workshop, the club will discuss the history of miso and its many forms. Then they will make a large batch using various legumes. You'll get to taste all kinds of miso to understand the fermentation process. Later, each participant gets to pack a mason jar full of miso to take home (but you'll have to wait a year to eat it)! Next, enjoy one of the most popular miso dishes: homemade soup.

Admission/Cost: $40 - $45

Location:
Coastal Roots Farm
441 Saxony Road
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Sunday, March 11 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
2:00 PM House of Palestine Lawn Program In September of 2003, the House of Palestine was officially accepted as one of the international cottages under the umbrella organization of the House of Pacific Relations.

Their mission is to promote the culture and heritage and friendship of the people of Palestine, by hosting various social activities. These activities will showcase folkloric dances in the traditional Palestinian costumes, as well as reading poetry, enjoying music, arts and crafts and the authentic food of Palestine.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
HPR International Cottages Lawn & Outdoor Stage
2191 Pan American Plaza Rd W
San Diego, CA 92101
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Sunday, March 11 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 234-0739 or visit: www.sdhpr.org
2:00 PM Music: Latin Jazz Guitar Duo Chini and Camberos comprise a dynamic guitar duo that combines a unique blend of world beats and rhythms to well-crafted melodies. Their music takes you on a journey from the deserts of the Southwest to the Isles of the Mediterranean.

The Latin jazz guitar duo performs on the tasting room patio.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Bernardo Winery
13330 Paseo del Verano Norte
San Diego, CA 92128
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Dates and times:
Sunday, January 14 - 2:00 PM
Sunday, February 11 - 2:00 PM
Sunday, March 11 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 487-1866 or visit: bernardowinery.com
2:00 PM Stage: Macbeth Trinity Theatre Company and the San Diego Shakespeare Society present the Bard's tragedy of inflamed ambition. Just because three witches predict that something strange and wonderful will happen does not mean that collateral damage won't result. Thomas Haine directs.

Admission/Cost: $18 - $28
Location:
Tenth Avenue Arts Center
930 Tenth Avenue
San Diego CA, 92101
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Dates and times:
Friday, March 9, March 16 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 3, March 10 and March 17 - 7:00 PM
Sunday, March 4, March 11 and March 18 - 2:00 PM


For more information, please call: (619) 920-8503 or visit: www.trinityc.org
2:00 PM Stage: Smoke on the Mountain The Great Depression is finally coming to an end and the Sanders Family Singers are back on the road again, but after this night Mt. Pleasant Baptist will never be the same!

Admission/Cost: $32 - $54

Location:
Avo Playhouse
303 Main St.
Vista CA 92084
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Ongoing from Thursday, March 1 until Sunday, March 18 - 2018
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays - 7:30 PM
Saturdays - 4:00 PM and 7:30 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM Stage: Giselle Giselle is one of the greatest ballet love stories of all times.

The story is set in Germany during the Renaissance. A young and innocent peasant girl, Giselle, falls in love with Albrecht, a nobleman pretending to be a peasant boy. Giselle is shocked to discover that Albrecht is engaged to marry a princess. She goes insane from grief and suddenly dies of a broken heart. One night Giselle rises from her grave and finds Albrecht surrounded by a large group of evil ghostly spirits who try to dance Albrecht to death. Giselle intervenes and shows the power of forgiveness and the true meaning of love.

Admission/Cost: $34 - $89

Location:
Spreckels Theatre
121 Broadway Suite 600
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Friday, March 9 - 10:30 PM
Saturday, March 10 - 10:30 PM
Sunday, March 11 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 272-8663 or visit: www.cityballet.org
2:00 PM Stage: Outside Mullingar Oceanside Theatre Company stages "Outside Mullingar," a story about Irish families by John Patrick Shanley. Anthony and Rosemary are two introverted misfits straddling 40. Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Ireland, a state of affairs that - due to his painful shyness - suits him well. Rosemary lives right next door, determined to have him yet watching the years slip away. Director Kathy Brombacher has assembled a talented cast of San Diego performers including Jim Chovick, Vanessa Dinning, Dagmar Fields and Steve Schmitz.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $25

Location:
Brooks Theatre
217 North Coast Highway
Oceanside, CA 92054
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Dates and times:
Friday, March 9 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 10 - 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 11 - 2:00 PM
2:30 PM Cooking Class: Hot Udon Noodle Soup Bring the wonderful smells and tastes of a Japanese noodle house to your home! Enjoy one of the most famous comfort foods of Japan. In this class you learn how to prepare nikomi udon, kyuri and wakame no sunmono, with black sesame seed ice cream for dessert.

Deadline for sign-up is March 6, and space is limited.

Admission/Cost: JACL Members $15 & Non-members $25

Location:
Taiwanese American Foundation
7838 Wilkerson Ct
San Diego, CA 92111
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Sunday, March 11 - 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

For more information, please call: 619-507-9915
3:30 PM Mexico in a Bottle Mezcal is the embodiment of Mexico. More than just a beverage, it represents more than 500 years of history and culture. But mezcal is also the present since it has enjoyed an enormous resurgence in Mexico and the United States precisely because it's tied so tightly to Mexico's traditions. Mezcal's story isn't just about alcohol; each bottle contains a piece of Mexican culture and is a living link to history, tradition, art and music—life and death all in a bottle.

Mexico in a Bottle is our grand tasting and the largest of its kind in the United States. This year we're proud to bring it to San Diego. We will feature more than 100 mezcals and agave spirits as well as a variety of other alcoholic beverages that showcase Mexico's traditions and 21st century innovations. We will also be presenting Mexican wines, craft beers and a few surprises. Also available will be incredible bites from local restaurants, cocktails from local bartenders, encounters with incredible personalities in the mezcal world, a tiendita and much more.

Admission/Cost: $60 - $135

Location:
Bread & Salt
1955 Julian Avenue
San Diego, CA 92113
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Sunday, March 11 - 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.eventbrite.com
7:30 PM Music: The Pandolfo Quartet The San Diego Early Music Society is delighted to present Paolo Pandolfo and friends in an evening of magnificent music for the viola da gamba by its most renowned and beloved composer! In the luminous court of Louis XIV (the Sun King) music was often provided by musicians of humble origins whose talents were nurtured and allowed to shine, especially the great composer Marin Marais. This program features two violas da gamba along with harpsichord, theorbo and guitar presented with stunning virtuosity and compelling eloquence.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $40

Location:
St James By the Sea
743 Prospect Street
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Sunday, March 11 - 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 291-8246 or visit: www.sdems.org
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