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Wednesday, May 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Thursday, May 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:30 AM Talk: Trade Routes and the Evolving Geopolitics of the Middle East
5:00 PM Talk: China's Ideological Spectrum
7:00 PM Music: Celtic Women Voices of Angels
7:30 PM Makaha Sons and Keikilani & Leo Lindsey
Friday, May 26
All Day Conference: Housing Across Borders - Mexican and U.S. Housing in Perspective
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Lebanese Food Festival
6:30 PM Modern Japan Concert Series
8:30 PM Music: Park Junghyun (Lena Park)
Saturday, May 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Lebanese Food Festival
12:30 PM Street Food Tour
2:00 PM French Culture Lecture Series & Kids Storytime
2:00 PM Ethiopian Experience: Feast + Cultural Journey
7:30 PM Music: Park Junghyun (Lena Park)
8:00 PM Stage: The Revolutionists
Sunday, May 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Lebanese Food Festival
2:00 PM Stage: The Revolutionists
2:00 PM Jimmy & Enrique
2:00 PM Antonio F. Vianna: Far from Ordinary
4:00 PM Street Food Tour
Monday, May 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, May 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Wednesday, May 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Thursday, Jun 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: The Revolutionists
Friday, Jun 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: The Revolutionists
Saturday, Jun 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM Music: CWM Summer Series, Caribbean Inspiration
8:00 PM Stage: The Revolutionists
Sunday, Jun 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: The Revolutionists
Monday, Jun 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Jun 6
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

< Sunday, May 7, 2017 >

All Day Ongoing and Extended Events


Exhibitions and Art

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

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


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 Meet Mandarin
Ongoing Fridays

Chinese Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Spanish Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Bilingual Storytime
Ongoing Fridays

Classes and Workshops

Tai Chi Workshop
Ongoing Saturdays

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


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

All Day San Diego Ho'oluale'a Come early to observe the Hawaiian greeting of the blowing of the conch shell. There will be hula dancing, music, a canoe display, craft shopping, storytelling, and divine foods. You can also learn the meaning of Hawaiian words.

Admission/Cost: FREE

East Mission Bay Park De Anza Cove
3000 North Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, CA

Dates and times:
Saturday, May 6 - All Day
Sunday, May 7 - All Day

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11:00 AM Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo The 34th Annual Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo transforms the Old Town area into the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration north of the border. This weekend celebration attracts over 100,000 people over the course of three days with a bustling mercado, a huge display of lowriders and other autos, lucha libre wrestling matches, a petting zoo and pony rides, roving performers, a Ballet Folklorico competition, and non-stop music on three stages with over 40 bands playing Latin rock, Norteña, banda sinaloense, conjunto jarocho, and mariachi. Proceeds benefit the Historic Old Town Community Foundation.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Old Town State Historic Park
4002 Wallace Street
San Diego, CA 92110

Dates and times:
Saturday, May 6 - 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, May 7 - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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11:00 AM Cinco de Mayo Fest In partnership with the Latino Food Industry nonprofit, more than 20 musical and cultural dance performances will be showcased at this year's Cinco de Mayo Music Festival. This cultural event is returning to Chula Vista after a four-year absence. The festival is expected to welcome over 15,000 attendees for food, music, and interactive zones designed for the entire family.

Admission/Cost: FREE

West on H Street, between Bay Boulevard and Marina Parkway
Chula Vista, CA 91910

Sunday, May 7 - 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

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11:00 AM San Diego Jewish Food Festival The sixth-annual event includes a New York deli, a Kosher grill, a wine & beer garden, music by the Simchat Shabbat Band, and demonstrations by area chefs, including Deborah Scott. Food includes "the delights of Israel, the Mediterranean, Eastern Europe, New York, Chicago, or wherever you and yours call 'The Old Country'" — meaning latkes and blintzes, kugel and knishes, chopped liver, falafel, rugelach, and strudel. The kids can stay busy with arts and craft projects and a bouncing house.

Admission/Cost: $20

Temple Adat Shalom
15905 Pomerado Road
Poway, CA 92064

Sunday, May 7 - 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

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11:00 AM Fiesta de los Penasquitos The Fiesta de los Penasquitos street fair and parade in the Rancho Penasquitos area features three stages of live music and performances including Whiskey Ridge Band, the Martin Coughlin Band, and the Dirty Martinis. Also on stage, performances from Three Treasures Cultural Art Society, Samahan Phillipine Dance Company, and Southern California Ballet. Plus food from around the world, arts and crafts, carnival rides, and a kids fun zone. Community service awards and Volunteer and Business of the Year presentations on the Main Stage.

Along Black Mountain Road, between Carmel Mountain and Twin Trails.

Admission/Cost: FREE

The Original Sab-E-Lee
13223-2 Black Mountain Road
San Diego, CA 92129

Sunday, May 7 - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
11:00 AM Brazilian Percussion Workshop The Brazilian Portuguese and Arts San Diego (BRAPA) brings you two Brazilian percussion workshops by acclaimed percussionist Dudu Fuentes of Rio De Janeiro. Suitable for people who love to play music at any level.

Admission/Cost: $20 (or $35 for both workshops)

Lawn Area
Adjacent to the Worldbeat Center
Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA

Dates and times:
Sunday, May 7 - 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Tuesday, May 9 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information about Brazilian Portuguese and Arts San Diego (BRAPA), please visit:
12:00 PM House of Poland - Annual Lawn Program Please join us as we celebrate Polish Constitution Day, which commemorates the ratification on May 3, 1791 of the first democratic constitution in Europe.

Enjoy delicious traditional Polish food (stuffed dumplings, Polish sausage, Polish cakes).

Stage performances at 2:00 PM:
  • traditional Polish folk dances by Polonez Dance Company
  • songs by Anna Stone and Greg & Grace
  • children's violin group -Polskie Smyki
  • children from Polish School

Admission/Cost: FREE

Balboa Park, International Cottages Lawn & Stage
2294 Pan American Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101

Sunday, May 7 - 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

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2:00 PM Music: Patrick Berrogain Hot Club Combo The Patrick Berrogain Hot Club Combo will be performing a mix of original music, hits from the 60's through the 80's arranged in the Gypsy jazz style, as well as some of the classics of the Gypsy jazz repertoire.

Seating is limited to chairs in room only.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Encinitas Library
540 Cornish Dr.
Encinitas, CA 92024

Sunday, May 7 - 2:00 PM

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2:00 PM Stage: Clybourne Park Palomar College stages Bruce Norris' follow-up to Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun. Act One takes place in 1959, as white community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a home to a black family. Act Two is set in the same house in the present day, as the now predominantly African-American neighborhood battles to hold its ground in the face of gentrification. Annie Hinton directs.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $15

Palomar College
1140 West Mission Road
San Marcos, CA 92069

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, May 5 until Sunday, May 14
Sundays - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursdays - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Fridays - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturdays - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
2:00 PM Art Exhibition: Works of William Pleasant Jr.,Pre-Opening Gala Pleasant Institute, in association with CAT Sparks Art Inc., presents Signs for Life, an exhibition and community participatory event. This Smithsonian Signature Series Lift Every Voice program is preceded by a gala.

Pleasant's work is a featured part of the Cultural Expressions exhibit in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American Culture and History. Signs for Life explores Civil Rights and Black Power through the related paintings and signage. The afternoon events include cultural food, hands-on community art-making and signage, music making, and more.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Malcolm X Library
5148 Market Street
San Diego, CA 92114

Sunday, May 7 - 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
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

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

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)

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5:30 PM Film: Here Without Me The Persian Cultural Center presents the Iranian Film Here Without Me, directed by Bahram Tavakoli, telling the story of a family of three and their dreams. A great and free adaptation of Tenessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie.

Admission/Cost: Free

Iranian- American Center
6790 Top Gun St. #7
San Diego, CA 92121

Sunday, May 7 - 5:30 PM (Doors open at 5:00 PM)

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