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Wednesday, Sep 19
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Documentary: Dolores
7:00 PM Music and Dance: Flamenco & Folklorico
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
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 Montaño
7:00 PM Iranian Film: No Date, No Signature
7:30 PM Comedy: Ronny Chieng
7:30 PM Music & Dance: A Night in Spain
Saturday, Sep 22
All Day Pacific Islander Festival
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Vista Viking Festival
10:00 AM Community Building: YMCA Welcoming week
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
9:30 PM Comedy: Ronny Chieng
Sunday, Sep 23
All Day Pacific Islander Festival
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
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
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
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
6:15 PM Music: Fred Benedetti
7:00 PM Art: Parsha Poster
7:30 PM Book Signing: Crazy Rich Asians
Thursday, Sep 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Cooking Workshop: Donburi Bowls
6:30 PM Art: Torero! Artivista! Viva La Revolucion
Friday, Sep 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Mystic India
Saturday, Sep 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM 2018 Youth Festival
11:00 AM Carbillo Festival
3:30 PM Music/Dance: Capoeira Batizado
Sunday, Sep 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Sukkort Harvest Festival
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
Monday, Oct 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Oct 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

< Friday, May 4, 2018 >

All Day Ongoing and Extended Events


One Book - One San Diego events


Until Sunday, September 16

Seize the King
Until Sunday, September 16

Much Ado About Nothing
Until Sunday, September 16

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


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
3:00 PM Punschi Puppet Festival Join the City Heights Weingart Libary for celebratory Day of the Arts on Cuatro de Mayo! This is family fun and youth oriented featuring well-loved art forms. Experience Punschi, a circusy outdoor puppet spectacular. There will be dancing, drumming, puppet making and art activities.

Admission/Cost: FREE

City Heights Weingart Library
3795 Fairmount Avenue
San Diego, CA 92015

Friday, May 4 - 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 641-6100 or visit:
3:30 PM Art: The Art of the People—Weaving In Burma, many have lost the skill of weaving. The women of the Karen Organization of San Diego in City Heights have committed themselves to preserving this important ability and aspect of their culture. Weavers Nya Paw, Ma Nyo and Nee Say have graciously agreed to demonstrate their talents throughout five sessions, held at Karen in City Heights and Mingei over the course of several months. This installment will be held at Mingei.

The weavers will be creating contemporary clothing for women, men and children using a specific cotton thread from Thailand, and two traditional bamboo looms. In Karen culture, to complete a weaving project not only requires that the weaver must be skilled in the craft, but it also necessitates that the weaver knows the set of cultural guidelines. For example, children typically wear white and men wear red and white. Unmarried women wear a long, loose white dress, and married women wear a red skirt and top.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Mingei International Museum
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101

Friday, May 4- 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 239-0003 or visit:
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Kid's Kitchen: Cinco de Mayo Tamales! Hey Kid Chefs, get ready to roll up your sleeves (and roll up your tamales!). In today's class, Chef Daniela is helping us to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, walking you step-by-step to make tamales from scratch! From mixing and kneading your masa, to lining your husk with the mixture and layering your fillings on top, you'll learn the age-old art of tamale making! We'll also be making guacamole and enjoying them with chips, and we can't forget dessert! What else would we serve for this festive holiday—none other than flan!

*This class is suitable for gluten-free and dairy-free accommodations. Please note, recipes are not provided, but note taking is always welcome!

Admission/Cost: $20 - $25

Lazy Acres
150 Encinitas Boulevard
Encinitas, CA 92024

Friday, May 4 - 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
For more information, please visit:
4:00 PM Cinco de Mayo Old Town San Diego The 35th Annual Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo will transform the historic 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 its bustling mercado, non-stop music and live entertainment, lucha libre wrestling, and a huge display of lowriders and other autos.

Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo will feature live entertainment with over 20 bands consisting of Latin rock, Norteña, Conjunto Jarocho, Mariachi, Banda Sinaloense and more! Stroll through the iconic Lowrider Lane and be wowed by the unique paint jobs and car modifications that have become a fiesta favorite. Free activities for the children, such as face painting, arts and crafts and interactive educational elements. Visit the Ballet Folklorico competition with two days of historical performances.

Admission/Cost: FREE

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

Dates and times:
Friday, May 4 - 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, May 5 - 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, May 6 - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please visit:
5:00 PM Art: Ode to Frida "Ode to Frida" features Ms. Rubin's watercolor portraits of Frida Khalo which demonstrate the stifling condition of her difficult marriage. In another portrait Ms. Rubin depicts Frida as a figure of Dia de los Muretes, a not-to-be-forgotten skeleton in a colorful folkloric dress, with one of her favorite monkeys and an over-sized paintbrush.

Admission/Cost: FREE

June Rubin Studio/Gallery
2690 Historic Decatur Road #214
San Diego, CA 92106

Friday, May 4 - 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 229-4571 or visit:
6:00 PM Art: Beyond Bollywood Join New Americans Museum and the San Diego Indian American Society for the opening reception of "Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation." Created by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), "Beyond Bollywood" features a presentation on Indian Americans' migration experiences, working lives, political struggles and cultural and religious contributions. The exhibit at New Americans Museum will include a large-scale installation of contemporary artwork by local artist Bhavna Mehta. Enjoy refreshments, live music and dance while experiencing this unique exhibit making its San Diego debut.

Admission/Cost: FREE

New Americans Museum
2825 Dewey Road #102
San Diego, CA 92106

Friday, May 4 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 756-7707 or visit:
6:00 PM Music: Rez Beats Rez Beats is a movement for Native and Indigeneous San Diego County Youth. Rez Beats creates a space to honor their Indigenous voice, their strong minds and their sacred stories! It is a drug- and alcohol-free occasion featuring local performers. This event is sponsored by the Pauma Tribal Youth Program. Headliners for this evening are Warpath and San Diego Urban Beats! Performances by local artists.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Santa Ysabel BIN Building
100 Schoolhouse Canyon
San Diego, CA 92070

Friday, May 4 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please call: (760) 749-1410 x 5775 or visit:
6:30 PM Art: La Rumorosa Rock Art "La Rumorosa Rock Art Along the Border." This presentation by Don Liponi is based on the first publication to focus on the rock art of this region, primarily along the Californian and Baja Californian deserts, the southern Colorado River corridor and southwest Arizona. Almost none of the sites or photographs have ever been published. A meticulous search of the landscape, employing newer technology such as "DStretch" enhancement, rendered many more discoveries. Small traces of pigment often led to the resurrection of complete elements and rock art panels. This largely shamanistic and spiritual artform has provided guidance to the Kumeyaay-Tipai people and their ancestors for 10,000 years or more. As a teenager, Don Liponi's father introduced him to the spiritual nature of the desert and its people. This led him on a 50 year intimate relationship with the Southwest and its immutable prehistoric and contemporary peoples. His "perceptive preceptors" at the El Centro BLM, such as Bob Begole, Fran Barnes and Michael Kelsey helped add a more scientific framework to structure his "ethereal romance" with the desert. His work is intended to be a tribute to the remarkable Kumeyaay and their ancestors who have been gifted land stewards of this land for many millennia.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Joyce Beers Uptown Community Center
3900 Vermont Street
San Diego, CA 92103

Friday, May 4 - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

For more information, please call: (760) 533-2725 or visit:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Music: Soul & Strings Indo American Arts & Culture Society (IAACS) presents: Soul & Strings with:

- Dr. Rajeeb Chakraborty (Sarod)
- Shom & Madhumita Chatterjee (Vocals)
- Dr. Samir Chatterjee (Guitar)
- Jyoti Prakash (Tabla)

Admission/Cost: $25 - $50

Flex Space
9484 Black Mountain Rd. Ste A/B
San Diego, CA 92126

Friday, May 4 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
For more information, please call: (858) 776-1956 - or visit:
7:30 PM Book Signing: The Latin Table For more than two decades, customers have lined up outside the doors of West Coast chef Isabel Cruz's three popular restaurants. Cruz, who is known for her innovative and healthy twist on traditional Latin fare, balances her ingredients to cook the delicious food that she, her family and her restaurant patrons love. This book is full of simple, easy-to-make recipes with the Latin flavors you'll love producing in your own kitchen.

Admission/Cost: FREE

7812 Girard Avenue
San Diego, CA 92037

Friday, May 4 - 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 454-0347 or visit:
7:30 PM Music: Luis Miguel Luis Miguel opens his next tour at Mattress Firm Amphitheatre in support of his newest release, ¡México Por Siempre!, which has already been certified double platinum, but this is the kind of victory lap that promises to showcase cuts from throughout his nearly 40-year career. With over 100 million records sold around the world, a case could be made for Miguel being the most successful Latin American singer of his time, and maybe of all time, with a discography that has dipped into everything from mariachi and boleros to pop, lounge, and especially romantic, tear-jerking ballads.

Admission/Cost: $69 - $500

Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
2050 Entertainment Circle
Chula Vista, CA 91911

Friday, May 4 - 7:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 494-5600 or visit:
8:00 PM Music: Ranky Tanky Loosely translated as "Get Funky!" or "Work It," Ranky Tanky is a band of South Carolina natives who keep the Gullah musical tradition alive and fresh with a repertoire of playful game songs, heartbreaking spirituals, and delicate lullabies. "Gullah" is a West African word meaning "a people blessed by God," and is a storied culture prevailing on the Sea Islands of South Carolina's Lowcountry. In 1998, four musicians (Clay Ross, Kevin Hamilton, Charlton Singleton, and Quentin Baxter) came together to form a seminal Charleston jazz quartet. Now, united by years apart and a deeper understanding of home, these accomplished artists are joined by one of the most sought-after voices in the Lowcountry, Quiana Parler.

Admission/Cost: $18 - $30
The Loft
9500 Gilman Drive
San Diego, CA 92093

Friday, May 4 - 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 534-8497 or visit:
8:00 PM Stage: The Sisters Rosensweig Patio Playhouse stages Wendy Wasserstein's comedy, which won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Play, which is about three Jewish sisters who meet in London to celebrate the birthday of Sara, the oldest.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $18

Patio Playhouse Theatre
116 S. Kalmia Street
Escondido, CA 92025

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, May 4 until Sunday, May 27, 2018
Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
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