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Friday, Jul 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM Europe: Secrets of the Old Masters
10:00 AM Afrofuturism Lounge
12:00 PM Chicano-Con
7:00 PM Iranian Film: The Corridor
8:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
8:00 PM Stage: A Man of No importance
8:00 PM Film: The Lady from Shanghai
Saturday, Jul 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM Peace Train Transcending Barriers March
10:00 AM Afrofuturism Lounge
12:00 PM 3rd Annual South Bay Salsa Fest
12:00 PM Chicano-Con
1:00 PM Discussion: Taoism with Kenneth Cohen
2:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
6:00 PM Vegan Night Kamanya Experience
6:00 PM Summerwood: Music, Beer, Food & Art Festival
8:00 PM Music: Allison Adams Tucker
8:00 PM Italian Film: Umberto D
8:00 PM Stage: A Man of No importance
Sunday, Jul 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Afrofuturism Lounge
12:00 PM Chicano-Con
2:00 PM House of Colombia Lawn Program
2:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
5:00 PM Miss Middle East USA 2018
7:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Monday, Jul 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM German Film: My Words, My Lies, My Love (Lila Lila)
Tuesday, Jul 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:30 PM Tour to Cuba Informational Session
Wednesday, Jul 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 PM Music: Mariachi Estrellas de Chula Vista
7:00 PM Women's Film Festival San Diego: The Ito Sisters
7:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Thursday, Jul 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Music: Henry Kapono
8:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
8:00 PM Stage: A Man of No importance
Friday, Jul 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Film: Mughal e Azam
7:00 PM Music: Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi
8:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
8:00 PM Stage: A Man of No importance
Saturday, Jul 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM Japanese Obon Festival
1:00 PM Music: Israel Maldonado and Puente
1:00 PM Documentary: Maritime Silk Road
1:30 PM Documentary Series: Knowledge is the Beginning
2:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
6:00 PM Book Signing: Underwater Vibes
7:00 PM Film: Coco
8:00 PM Talk: Polynesian Settlement and Heritage
8:00 PM Stage: A Man of No importance
9:00 PM Music: Como La Flor
Sunday, Jul 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM Japanese Obon Festival
2:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
7:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Monday, Jul 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Jul 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Wednesday, Aug 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Thursday, Aug 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
8:00 PM Stage: A Man of No importance
Calendar

< Saturday, April 7, 2018 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Stage

Xanadu
Until August 18

Once
Until July 22, 2018

The Tempest
Until July 22, 2018

Queens
Until July 29, 2018

Romeo and Juliet
Until August 5, 2018

Monty Python's Spamalot
Until August 12, 2018

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Until August 12, 2018

Exhibitions and Art

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

Kids Meet Mandarin
Ongoing Fridays

Chinese Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Spanish Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Bilingual Storytime
Ongoing Fridays

Classes and Workshops

Europe: Secrets of the Old Masters
Ongoing until July 20

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

Hard Days Night
Until August 29, 2018

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 Artfest at San Diego Botanic Garden Looking for unique, one-of-a-kind art pieces to adorn your home or garden? Then you'll enjoy ArtFest, featuring more than 20 local and regional artists displaying and selling their work at amazing prices! Fantastic sculptors, painters, glass artists, potters, gourd and fiber artists will also give demonstrations of their craft throughout the weekend.

Come celebrate the art of Asian horticulture at ArtFest with outstanding displays and demonstrations by the Keiri Study Group of Sogetsu School of Ikebana as well as by Bonsai and Beyond. Enjoy fresh salads, sandwiches, coffee and treats from The Feel Good Coffee Cart, located right next to the Garden's Gift Shops, where you can find garden-related gifts (and plants!) for the plant lover in your life. Live music will be showcased all weekend, featuring Bob Ballentine and friends.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $14

Location:
San Diego Botanic Garden
230 Quail Gardens Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024
MAP

Saturday, April 7 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please call: (760) 436-3036 or visit: www.sdbgarden.org
9:00 AM House of Scotland Tartan Day Enjoy all that Scotland has to offer with the whole family! Bagpipes, Scottish dancing, music by Highland Way, Scottish foods, Clan booths, and baking, including Death by Chocolate and shortbread! Enjoy the wee shops and a wonderful day at beautiful Balboa Park, next to the Organ Pavilion.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
House of Scotland
International Cottages
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Saturday, April 7 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 234-0739 or visit: www.eventbrite.com
9:30 AM Cooking Workshop: Shawii Cooking Shawii, acorn pudding, was one of the most important foods for the Kumeyaay/Diegueño People for thousands of years. The long process for preparing this staple food has been passed down from generation to generation. Join us as Martha Rodriquez (San Jose de la Zorra) demonstrates the different steps in making shawii.

Please register by RSVP Friday, March 30th.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $25

Location:
Barona Cultural Center & Museum
1095 Barona Rd
Lakeside, CA 92040
MAP

Saturday, April 7 - 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 443-7003 ext 219 or visit: www.baronamuseum.com
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM SDSU 46th Annual Powwow The SDSU Powwow is hosted in collaboration with Elymash Yuuchaap & EOP SDSU, SDSU Native American Student Alliance, American Indian Studies, the Sycuan Institute on Tribal Gaming and SDSU American Indian Alumni Chapter. Bird singing will start at 10AM by Kumeyaay Asha Takook Bird
Gourd Dance will begin at 11AM with Ivan Sam as Head Gourd Dancer
Grand Entry at 12PM
Blessing by Saginaw Grant

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
SDSU Ens Field
5500 Campanile Dr.
San Diego, CA 92182
MAP

Saturday, April 7 - 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
For more information, please visit: Facebook Event Page
11:00 AM Cooking: Sancocho Casa de Venezuela San Diego invites you to join them for Sancocho (a traditional beef stew) and a game of Bocce Ball and Dominoes. Everyone will donate ingredients for the Sancocho.

Admission/Cost: ??

Location:
Morley Field North Park
2586 Upas St.
San Diego, CA 92104
MAP

Saturday, April 7 - 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.facebook.com
2:00 PM Stage: Soul Doctor The biographical "Soul Doctor"—The Musical tells the incredible story of real-life "singing rabbi" Shlomo Carlebach and his unlikely friendship with Nina Simone, the legendary jazz singer and civil rights activist. Together their music became an important voice of social change. A smash hit off-Broadway, audiences and critics have raved over this heart-warming family musical.

From his beginnings in pre-World War II Germany to performing on the world stage with legendary artists, Nina Simone, the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane, Carlebach's journey inspired millions of people but at the same time it took a deep personal toll upon him.

"Soul Doctor" not only dramatizes his life as a Rabbi who traveled the world healing souls through his message of love and compassion, but it also provides timely insight into his unusual forays in interracial understanding. Carlebach's expansive perspective of Judaism and his open acceptance of less religious, secular Jews and the disaffected youth of the '60s was a monumental shift, leaving a legacy of soulful, loving music and a renewed Jewish community.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $90

Location:
Lyceum Theatre
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing April 3 through April 22
Tuesdays - 7:30 PM
Wednesdays - 7:30 PM
Thursdays - 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 544-1000 or visit: www.securesite.sdrep.org
2:00 PM French Storytime Join us for a French language storytime with vocabulary building, community building, and engaging stories from France. Free and for children of all ages. Presented by native French teachers from the San Diego French American School.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
La Jolla Riford Library
7555 Draper Avenue
San Diego, CA 92037
MAP

Saturday, April 7 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 552-1657 or visit: www.lajollalibrary.org
2:00 PM Remembering Dr. King The Lemon Grove Historical Society's Remembrance Project continues with the 50th anniversary of the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On April 4, 1968, Dr. King stood on the upper balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, and was shot to death by James Earl Ray.

Panelists Dr. Dayo Gore, Professor of Ethnic Studies at UCSD, and Dr. John Warren, editor/publisher of Voice & Viewpoint, will recall that watershed moment in the Civil Rights Movement and its long-range impact on the state of civil rights in America today. Historical society president Helen Ofield will moderate. Head librarian Charlotte King-Mills will introduce the program and display related books.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Lemon Grove Library
3001 School Lane
Lemon Grove, CA 91945
MAP

Saturday, April 7 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 463-9819 or visit: www.host.evanced.info
2:00 PM Stage: A Midsummer Night’s Dream San Diego Civic Youth Ballet stages their rendition of Shakespeare's classic comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream, set to the enchanting music of Mendelssohn.

About the unexpected power of love, this ballet focuses on the romantic adventures (and misadventures) of two pairs of mortal lovers, a mystical king and queen, a man transformed into a donkey and a mischievous fairy named Puck.

Admission/Cost: $12 - $18

Location:
Casa del Prado Theater
Balboa Park
Village Way
San Diego, CA
MAP

Dates and times:
Thursday, April 5 - 6:00 PM
Friday, April 6 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, April 7 - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, April 8 - 2:00 PM
2:30 PM Poetry: Haiku Join Susan J. Farese (MSN, RN, President of SJF Communications) for this non-traditional, interactive journey. We will chat about haiku as a Japanese poetry form with ease of use, explore the benefits and value of haiku as a cathartic, therapeutic, stress-management tool, and actively participate in several creative haiku opportunities and challenges.

Admission/Cost: $30 - $36

Location:
The Ink Spot
2730 Historic Decatur Road 16 #202
San Diego, CA 92106
MAP

Saturday, April 7 - 2:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 696-0363 or visit: www.sandiegowriters.org
4:00 PM Art: Loteria Art Show Group art show inspired by the classic Loteria Game! 54 Artists each will create their own interpretation of one of the game cards!

Admission/Cost:???

Location:
Project Reo Collective
2335 Reo Drive #6
San Diego, CA 92139
MAP

Saturday, April 7 - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 434-8464 or visit: www.prjctreoco.com
6:30 PM Cultures Connect Poetry Poetry & Art Series 2018 presents Cultures Connect in San Diego, featuring authors Francisco Bustos, Sharon Elise, Shadab Zeest Hashmi, Viet Mai, Alexis Ng, Pilar Rodriguez Aranda, and Ted Washington. Jim Moreno and Michael Klam will be hosting this event brought to you by San Diego Writer's Ink. DJ Barry Thomas will provide music and sound throughout the show. This interactive arts and culture experience will include beverages, snacks and time to mingle.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $6

Location:
San Diego Art Institute
Balboa Park
1439 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Saturday, April 7 - 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 236-0011 or visit: www.sandiego-art.org
6:30 PM Film: La Pluma (The Feather) Ferro and Cate are a young carefree couple whose world is turned upside down by an unexpected event. Suddenly they must face the most difficult decision of their young lives.

Admission/Cost: $5

Location:
Firehouse Museum Theater
775 W Cedar St.
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Saturday, April 7 - 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.cinemalittleitaly.com
7:00 PM Noche Cubana Enjoy a night of traditional Cuban music, dance and culture featuring live performances, a complimentary Salsa class, entertainment by the Saoco Son Cuban band, non-stop dancing and entertainment!

Admission/Cost: FREE - $20

Location:
WorldBeat Center
2100 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Saturday, April 7 - 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 230-1190 or visit: www.worldbeatcenter.org
7:00 PM Laotian New Year's Gala LCCC is sponsoring a San Diego Lao New Year's Gala, which will include festival blessings, dining and dancing, and the introduction to the Miss Lao San Diego pageant sponsors and contestants. Entertainment includes the Five-O Band and the Saynamxahn Band.

Food and beverages can be purchased at the venue.

Admision/Cost: $20.00

Location:
Ly's Garden Chinese Restaurant
4350 54th Street #B
San Diego, CA 92115
MAP

Saturday, April 7 - 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM

For more information, please call: (858) 735-8213 or visit: www.lccc-sd.org
7:00 PM Stage: A Midsummer Night’s Dream San Diego Civic Youth Ballet stages their rendition of Shakespeare's classic comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream, set to the enchanting music of Mendelssohn.

About the unexpected power of love, this ballet focuses on the romantic adventures (and misadventures) of two pairs of mortal lovers, a mystical king and queen, a man transformed into a donkey and a mischievous fairy named Puck.

Admission/Cost: $12 - $18

Location:
Casa del Prado Theater
Balboa Park
Village Way
San Diego, CA
MAP

Dates and times:
Thursday, April 5 - 6:00 PM
Friday, April 6 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, April 7 - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, April 8 - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM Music: Latin Guitar Concert Incendio means "fire" in Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. It is a fitting moniker for Incendio's sound, featuring the nylon-string Spanish guitar, which can conjure up romantic, as well as powerful and bold images. They refer to their style as "Latin Guitar World Fusion."

Admision/Cost: $25.00-$35.00

Location:
Sweetwater High School
2900 Highland Avene
San Diego, CA 92103
MAP

Saturday, April 7 - 7:30 PM

For more information, please visit: www.amsdconcerts.com
7:30 PM Stage: Ek Ajnabi Mil Gaya Ek Ajnabi Mil Gaya ("A Stranger I met") is Hamid Daudani & Group's 25th annual theater production. It is a about love which culminates between two strangers who have communicated with each other, but have never personally met. Finally, the man finds the woman in peculiar and compromising circumstances. The play is directed by Hamid Daudani.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $25

Location:
Poway Center for the Performing Arts
15498 Espola Road
Poway, CA
MAP

Saturday, April 7 - 7:30 PM
8:00 PM Film: Get Out Just because you're invited, it doesn't mean you're welcome: Jordan Peele's searing, savvy satire of racial paranoia and white privilege.

A young black photographer (Daniel Kaluuya), meeting his girlfriend's parents for the first time, is plunged into a white world of sinister intentions. With Catherine Keener and Allison Williams. The film is rated R.

Admission/Cost: $17 - $20

Reservations: Seating is limited and reservations are recommended.

Location:
Cinema Under the Stars
4040 Goldfinch St.
San Diego, CA
MAP

Dates and times:
Friday, April 6 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, April 7 - 8:00 PM
10:00 PM Film: The Sound of Music Watch the hills come alive on the big screen once again in this five-time Oscar-winning musical. Roger and Hammerstein's gorgeous lyrics and unforgettable melodies tell the joyous story of the Von Trapp family in Pre-World War II Austria. Starring the brilliant Julie Andrews and the dashing Christopher Plummer, this musical masterpiece is one of our "Favorite Things."

Admission/Cost: $14

Location:
Angelika Film Center
11620 Carmel Mountain Rd
San Diego, CA 92128
MAP

Saturday, April 7 - 10:00 PM to 1:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 207-2606 or visit: www.angelikafilmcenter.com
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