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Saturday, Apr 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 AM Gateway Conversations Bus Tour
8:00 AM San Diego Shaka Fest
11:00 AM Keyip! Kechuw! Reading Program
11:00 AM San Diego Black Film Festival
2:00 PM Stage: Red Velvet
2:00 PM Celebrate the Pacific Islands
2:00 PM Stage: Travels with My Aunt
6:00 PM SD Women's Chorus Sings For Women In Poverty
6:00 PM Exhibition: Lift Every Voice
6:00 PM Music: Shastriya Sangeetham
7:30 PM Music: Irving Flores Trio
8:00 PM Stage: Travels with My Aunt
8:00 PM Stage: Red Velvet
Sunday, Apr 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM San Diego Black Film Festival
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
3:30 PM Talk: Helen of Troy and Her Indo-European Sisters
6:00 PM Javanese Gamelan: Music and Dance of Java
Tuesday, May 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 PM Worldview Project Book Club
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
6:00 PM Exhibition: Art of the Ancients: 30,000 BC to 312 AD
8:00 PM Stage: Travels with My Aunt
Friday, May 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM Cinco De Mayo- Fiesta Friday
6:30 PM Modern Japan Concert Series
8:00 PM Stage: Travels with My Aunt
Saturday, May 6
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Asian Cultural Festival
10:00 AM Cinco de Mayo con Orgullo Festival & Car Show
11:00 AM Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo
11:00 AM Holi Festival of Colors
2:00 PM Stage: Travels with My Aunt
7:00 PM Music: Nathan & Jessie
8:00 PM Stage: Travels with My Aunt
Sunday, May 7
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo
11:00 AM Cinco de Mayo Fest
11:00 AM San Diego Jewish Food Festival
12:00 PM House of Poland - Annual Lawn Program
2:00 PM Music: Patrick Berrogain Hot Club Combo
2:00 PM Stage: Travels with My Aunt
Monday, May 8
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Music: Gamelan and Mariachi Ensembles
Tuesday, May 9
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Wednesday, May 10
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Thursday, May 11
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Friday, May 12
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 PM Modern Japan Concert Series
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< Sunday, April 30, 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

11:00 AM San Diego Black Film Festival Several films from previous years have gone on to win additional awards at other film festivals. More importantly, seven films that premiered at the San Diego Black Film Festival are either in negations or have already wrapped up distribution deals including the films "Locked in a Room," now with Echo Bridge Entertainment, and our Best Comedy winner "The Donut Shop," now with Viva Films. Good things await our 2017 filmmakers as well. See you in 2017.

Films - Sunday, April 30:

11:00 AM - ​​UltraStar Cinemas, Mission Valley Hazard Center
​$bull; The Land Beneath Our Feet: Feature Documentary, 60 mins., UK, 2016; Dirs. Gregg Mittman, Sarita Siegel. A look at Liberia and how Liberians lost sovereignty over the land that sustains them.
$bull; Letter From Teejay: Documentary, Short, 7 mins., USA/Turkey, 2016; Dir. Emre Korkmaz. A 17-year old soccer player is lured by agents with the tale of soccer stardom, only to trafficked into Istanbul, Turkey.

12:00 PM - ​​UltraStar Cinemas, Mission Valley Hazard Center
​$bull; Arts of the Monsoon: Feature Documentary, 59 mins., Oman/USA, 2016: Dir. Dodge Billingsley. Long before Picasso, for many artistic endeavors along the Indian Ocean became a way of life.
​$bull; Poncho: Documentary, Short, 6 mins., USA, 2016; Dir. Reigna Wren. A well known Baltimore artist explains the ups and downs of his journey.

1:30 PM - ​​UltraStar Cinemas, Mission Valley Hazard Center
​$bull; The Taxi Club: Feature Documentary, 60 mins., Sweden, 2016; Dir. Johan Palmgren. An African immigrant struggling to make a living as a taxi driver takes on the largest taxi company in Sweden.

1:30 PM - AMC Fashion Valley 18
​$bull; Lee Su-A: Feature Drama, 128 mins., South Korea, 2016; Dir. Hyeon-woo-SON. (Starring Jin-A-Kim). A daughter living with a single mother struggles to find a better way of life in South Korea.

Admission/Cost: Starting at $10

Locations:
AMC Fashion Valley 18
7037 Friars Road
San Diego, CA 92108
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UltraStar Cinemas, Mission Valley Hazard Center
7510 Hazard Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92108
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Dates and times:
Ongoing Thursday, April 27 to Sunday, April 30

For more information, please visit: www.sdbff.com
2:00 PM House of Denmark Lawn Program Entertainment for this event is done by a storyteller, who is a member of the cottage who talks about fun and historical topics. A three-man band plays Danish-English favorites with singing. A dance group in their native costumes adds to the color and variety.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
International Cottages
Balboa Park
2294 Pan American Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
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Sunday, April 30 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sdhpr.org
2:00 PM Opera: La Traviata San Diego Opera presents Giuseppe Verdi's "La Traviata."The Roaring Twenties brought us novel inventions, a racy new culture and dramatic social change . . and for Violetta Valery, illness, judgment and sacrifice. This party girl lives life on her own terms, gives into pleasure for money and keeps her heart safe, until she meets a man who changes her life. Choosing love over freedom, Violetta cannot resist these feelings and the couple begin their life together, until an unwelcome visitor threatens their future. Will Violetta bend to the will of another or surrender to her heart? And can she do it in time? Starring Corrine Winters as Violetta, Joshua Guerrero as Alfredo, and Stephen Powell as Germont.

Admission/Cost: $50 - $299

Location:
San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA
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Dates and times:
Saturday, April 22 - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, April 25 - 7:00 PM
Friday, April 28 - 7:00 PM
Sunday, April 30 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sdopera.org
2:00 PM Stage: Edo Marionettes from Japan The Edo Marionettes Troupe is on tour from Tokyo and will perform enchanting ayatsuri ningyo (string-controlled puppets), a powerful puppet tradition that came to Japan from China around 360 years ago. This exciting program includes four vignettes: Kappore, a solo male marionette performing a fun, energetic dance; Yoidore, a stumbling drunkard; Kurokami, the touching story of a beautiful young woman in love; and Shishimai, the wild Lion Dance.

English translation will be provided. Master folk musician, Grego, will give a puppet-powered musical introduction. Tickets include full admission to the Japanese Friendship Garden. Group discounts available. Not recommended for under eight years old. This special cross-cultural event was made possible by the collaborative efforts of the San Diego Guild of Puppetry and the Japanese Friendship Garden. Info: 619-222-0100.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $20

Location:
Japanese Friendship Garden
Balboa Park
2215 Pan American Road
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Sunday, April 30 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Sunday, April 30 - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.niwa.org
2:00 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
2:00 PM Stage: Travels with My Aunt North Coast Repertory Theatre presents Giles Havergal's theatrical adaptation of the Graham Greene novel. Eccentric aunt Augusta swoops in, shakes up the life of her staid bourgeois nephew, and ignites the lust for adventure buried within his gray flannel soul." David Ellenstain directs.

Admission/Cost: $39 - $50

Location:
North Coast Repertory Theatre
987-D Lomas Santa Fe Drive
Solana Beach, CA 92075
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Wednesday April 12 to Sunday, May 7, 2017
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM (No Shows 4/15)
Sundays - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM (No 7:00 PM show 5/7)

For more information, please visit: www.northcoastrep.org
5:00 PM Stage: Edo Marionettes from Japan The Edo Marionettes Troupe is on tour from Tokyo and will perform enchanting ayatsuri ningyo (string-controlled puppets), a powerful puppet tradition that came to Japan from China around 360 years ago. This exciting program includes four vignettes: Kappore, a solo male marionette performing a fun, energetic dance; Yoidore, a stumbling drunkard; Kurokami, the touching story of a beautiful young woman in love; and Shishimai, the wild Lion Dance.

English translation will be provided. Master folk musician, Grego, will give a puppet-powered musical introduction. Tickets include full admission to the Japanese Friendship Garden. Group discounts available. Not recommended for under eight years old. This special cross-cultural event was made possible by the collaborative efforts of the San Diego Guild of Puppetry and the Japanese Friendship Garden. Info: 619-222-0100.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $20

Location:
Japanese Friendship Garden
Balboa Park
2215 Pan American Road
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Dates and times:
Sunday, April 30 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Sunday, April 30 - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.niwa.org
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
MAP

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.
7:00 PM Stage: Travels with My Aunt North Coast Repertory Theatre presents Giles Havergal's theatrical adaptation of the Graham Greene novel. Eccentric aunt Augusta swoops in, shakes up the life of her staid bourgeois nephew, and ignites the lust for adventure buried within his gray flannel soul." David Ellenstain directs.

Admission/Cost: $39 - $50

Location:
North Coast Repertory Theatre
987-D Lomas Santa Fe Drive
Solana Beach, CA 92075
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Wednesday April 12 to Sunday, May 7, 2017
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM (No Shows 4/15)
Sundays - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM (No 7:00 PM show 5/7)

For more information, please visit: www.northcoastrep.org
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