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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
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< Saturday, May 12, 2018 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Spotlight

One Book - One San Diego events

Stage

Once
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

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
8:30 AM Nature Walk at Kumeyaay Lake Explore nature's variety in traveling the environs of the San Diego River and expansive grasslands with your trail guide. Learn Kumeyaay lifestyles of long ago and the significant role that Old Mission Dam played in San Diego's rich history. Meet by flag poles at Campground Entry Station.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Kumeyaay Lake Campground
Two Father Junipero Serra Trail
San Diego, CA 92119
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Dates and times:
Saturday, May 12 - 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Saturday, May 26 - 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM

For more information, please call: (619) 668-2748 or visit: www.mtrp.org
9:00 AM Bonsai Show Enjoy the unique blending of art and horticulture at our bonsai exhibition and sale.

Admission/Cost: $8-$16

Location:
The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch
5704 Paseo Del Norte
Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Dates & times:
Saturday May 12 - 9:00 AM
Sunday, May 13 - 9:00 AM

For more information, please call: (760) 431- 0352 or visit: www.theflowerfields.com
9:30 AM Japanese Floral Arranging Make a beautiful flower arrangement to take home! Classes are taught by master artist Jackie Zhang of the Ohara School of Ikebana.

Admission/Cost: $19.00

Location:
La Jolla/ Riford Library
7555 Draper Ave.
San Diego, CA 92037
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Saturday, May 12 - 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM

For more information, please e-mail: jzhana@hotmail.com or visit: www.librarymarket.com
10:00 AM Balboa Park Pow Wow The San Diego American Indian Health Center's Annual Balboa Park Pow Wow will take place on the southwest corner of Park Boulevard and Presidents Way. The Pow Wow is a cultural event that celebrates the heritage and traditions of American Indians. Participants will be from many American Indian tribes, bands and communities. As we are all guests of San Diego's first people, the Kumeyaay will open both days with Bird Songs. Gourd Dancing follows, and then the Grand Entry which opens a day of Inter-Tribal Dancing. This year, Saginaw Grant, revered elder, actor and motivational speaker, will be present as Spiritual Adviser. On Saturday, Wilbur Solomon will be honored for his contributions to the community, and Sunday, all mothers will be honored. Vendors will be selling handmade jewelry, pottery, basketry and other crafts and wares. Food vendors will be selling a variety of food items, including fried bread and Indian tacos. The Pow Wow will also feature a "Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL) Zone" that will include physical activities for youth, nutrition education, games and various booths focused on promoting healthy lifestyles. More than 2,500 people are expected to visit during the weekend from all areas of Southern California, Arizona and San Diego.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Balboa Park Activity Center
2145 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Saturday, May 12 - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday, May 13 - 10:00 PM to 6:00 PM


For more information, please call Paula Brim: (858) 442-5033 Email: paula.brim@att.net or Lisa Mann: (619) 234-2150 Email: lisa.mann@sdaihc.com
10:30 AM Gator by the Bay Festival San Diego's annual "Gator By The Bay," the largest, most-authentic Louisiana-themed music and food festival this side of the bayou!

Presented by the Bon Temps Social Club of San Diego, this celebration features four days of live music with more than 100 musical acts and special performances on seven stages as well as a delicious array of southern cuisine, including 10,000 pounds of fresh crawfish trucked all the way from Opelousas, Louisiana!

Since its inception in 2001, the festival has grown to showcase a diverse selection of music genres including blues, salsa, Zydeco, Cajun and country. The festival boasts five wooden dance floors, including two 3,000 square foot shaded dance floors at each of the two main stages.

Family Fun: Special family fun activities include the costumed Mardi Gras parades, outrageous hat-making with the Rad Hatter and colorful face painting. To learn all about family fun at Gator by the Bay, visit our website.

Food: Attendees can indulge their palates in Louisiana-raised crawfish, boudin sausage, catfish, alligator, barbecue and oysters from vendors in The French Quarter Food Court.

Kick-Off Show: Gator by the Bay will kick off on Thursday at 6:00 PM with a concert double-headlined by blues vocalist Shana Morrison and Louisiana-bred Sonny Landreth. Morrison, who started her career in her father, Van Morrison's, band is known for musical stylings of pop with a side of blues and rock. Landreth, known as "King of Slydeco," is one of the most advanced guitarists of our time and has developed a unique style that has captivated audiences across the world.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $90, Multi-day passes available.

Location:
Spanish Landing Park
North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA
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Dates and times:
Thursday, May 10 - 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Friday, May 11 - 3:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Saturday, May 12 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 AM (Midnight)
Sunday, May 13 - 10:30 AM to 7:30 PM

For more information, please visit: www.gatorbythebay.com
11:00 AM Holi Festival In India, Holi announces the arrival of spring and the passing of winter. The festival breathes an atmosphere of social merriment where people bury their hatchets with a warm embrace and throw their worries to the wind. Every nook and corner presents a colorful sight. Young and old alike will be covered with colors (red, green, yellow, blue, pink, orange, violet and more).

People in small groups will be seen singing, dancing and throwing colors on each other. Though liquid colors are used in India (where it's warm) we prohibit them here, as we don't want anyone to catch a cold on account of the festival.

Admission/Cost: $6.50 - $38.00

Location:
Pier Plaza Amphitheater
The Strand North
Oceanside, CA 92054
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Saturday May 12 - 11:00 AM
1:00 PM Chinese Brush Painting for Children SDCHM is offering a series of three Chinese brush painting classes taught by instructor Sylvia Hwa. Students will make ink from an ink stick using the ancient Chinese technique of grinding the stick on an ink stone until smooth, black ink is made. Using ink on rice paper, students will learn how to paint flowers, trees, nature scenes and a variety of animals. Students will benefit from this class' core objectives, which are to promote cultural appreciation, enhance observation skills and increase hand-eye motor skills.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $60

Location:
San Diego Chinese Historical Society and Museum
404 Third Avenue, San Diego
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, May 12 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 338-9888 or visit: www.sdchm.org
1:00 PM San Diego Paella Wine & Beer Festival The San Diego Paella Wine & Beer Festival returns for a day centered around Spain's most famous dish paired with tapas, wine, local craft beer, sangria and cocktails. This year, more than 60 paella teams will compete to see who makes the best in the Cali-Baja region with local and international chefs serving samples of over 130 paella concoctions and tapas, including vegan and vegetarian options. The event will also attempt to take on the challenge of obtaining the U.S. record of the largest paella ever made.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $98

Location:
Embarcadero Marina Park South
200 Marina Park Way
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, May 12 - 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
2:00 PM Stage: Sherlock Holmes, The Final Adventure "The game is afoot, Watson—and it is a dangerous one!"

Just when Sherlock Holmes thinks he's at the end of his career, a case presents itself that he cannot pass up. The King of Bohemia is about to be blackmailed by someone with a notorious photograph, and the woman at the heart of this crime is the famous opera singer, Irene Adler. With Doctor Watson, his trusted companion at his side, Holmes pursues first the case, and eventually the elusive affections of Miss Adler as he is unwittingly drawn into the lair of his longtime adversary, that malevolent genius of crime: Professor Moriarty. Expect danger, intrigue, wit, humor and surprise in Dietz' exciting take on the world's most famous detective!

Admission/Admission/Cost: $10 - $50

Location:
Stagehouse Theatre
Grossmont College
8800 Grossmont College Dr.
El Cajon, CA
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from May 10 - May 19, 2018
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays - 7:00 PM
Matinees Saturday - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM Talk: Road Scholar Adventures in Life Long Learning Jill Swaim, a Road Scholar volunteer ambassador, will give a history and PowerPoint lecture about the Road Scholar Travel Adventure Programs. Road Scholar programs encompass a range of subjects and locations throughout the United States, Canada and 150 countries around the world, and also aboard ships. One gift certificate toward a Road Scholar program will be awarded at the event. Visit www.roadscholar.org for more information.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Lakeside Library
9839 Vine Street
Lakeside, CA 92040
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Saturday, May 12 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
3:00 PM Music: Cinco de Mayo Mariachi Immerse yourself in the ​traditions and stories of mariachi music with the performance of Cinco de Mayo Mariachi at this free RB Library Discovery concert

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Rancho Bernardo Library
17110 Bernardo Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92128
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Saturday, May 12 - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 538-8163 or visit: www.librarymarket.com
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Intro to Slack Key on the Ukulele Just in time for those laid back summer sessions.

Slack key is a uniquely Hawaiian music style. But most of it is played on the guitar! Ever want to play slack key on your ukulele? Come join UkeKurt for an introduction to slack key style for the ukulele.

This class is well suited to beginner through intermediate players. It will be taught with a low-G tuning but high G is welcome! Players should be able to transition smoothly through the C, F, D7, and G7 chords.

We will cover the bass drone, two finger pluck, the rolling pick, and just a bit of theory.

You MUST call to get your seat ahead of time. Replying via Facebook will not ensure you a seat

Admission/Cost: $30

Location:
Hale Ukulele
3650 Clairemont Dr
San Diego, CA 92117
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Saturday, May 12 - 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 414-4492 - or visit: www.facebook.com
4:00 PM Cultural Explorers Club Visits Chicano Park and Barrio Art Crawl! Come join the Worldview Project Cultural Explorers Club on their visit to Chicano Park and the Barrio Logan Art Crawl. We will start the excursion off with a guided tour by notable mural artist Salvador Barajas who will give us the lowdown on all the murals in Chicano Park (including the three Salvador painted himself!). Afterwards we will enjoy the Barrio Logan Art Crawl to view the diverse works found in the many galleries along Logan Avenue. Who knows—we might even end up at Border X for a beer and some salsa dancing (optional!). We will meet at the trolley stop next to Chicano Park at 4:00 PM. Bring your spirit of adventure!

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Chicano Park
Logan Avenue
San Diego, CA
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Saturday, May 12 - 4:00 PM

Please RSVP to tjon@thewvp.org
6:00 PM Music: M.Ramachandran A Carnatic Vocal Concert by Marajapuram Ramachandran

Accompanied By:
Sankara Subramanian - Violin
Vijay Ganesh - Mridangam

This concert is sponsored by Drs. Lalitha and Kumar Aiyer, and is free for 2018 Subscription and Subscription Plus Patrons.

Admission/Cost: $25

Location:
Seaside Center for Spiritual Living
1613 Lake Dr.
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Saturday, May 12 - 6:00 PM
For more information, please visit: www.indianfineartsacademy.org
7:00 PM Film: Coco The Arts District at Liberty Station welcomes back its free outdoor film series on the second Saturday of each month from May to October 2018. Evenings feature surprise pop-up performances or activities along with curated shorts preceding the feature film. Movie lovers are encouraged to arrive early and visit the Liberty Station Arts District galleries, studios and museums. Grab a picnic, blanket or low back chair and spend an evening underneath the stars with friends, family and neighbors. Movies begin after sunset. All ages are invited, and no alcohol can be brought into the venue.

In Coco (2017), despite his family's generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Liberty Station NTC Park
2455 Cushin Road
San Diego, CA 92106
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Saturday, May 12 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.libertystation.com
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Music: Farofa Farofa's signature sound is amplified by an eclectic collection of ideas and inspirations drawn from rock, jazz, flamenco, contemporary classical, pop, deep African rhythmic tradition, Balkan music and, above all, from the entire musical universe of their native Brazil.

Their raw talent thrives on the collaborations of its members, touring musicians Felipe Fraga (percussion), Isaias Elpes (bass), JP Mourão (Brazilian Viola Caipira) and Luis Mascaro (violin). Through their independent journeys, they have worked with such prolific artists as Ricky Martin, Lee Ritenour, Selena Gomez and Foo Fighters—and together, they are turning heads with their fresh and imaginative set lists and avant-garde mashups.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $25

Location:
Museum of Making Music
5790 Armada Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Saturday, May 12 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.museumofmakingmusic.org
7:00 PM Stage: Sherlock Holmes, The Final Adventure "The game is afoot, Watson—and it is a dangerous one!"

Just when Sherlock Holmes thinks he's at the end of his career, a case presents itself that he cannot pass up. The King of Bohemia is about to be blackmailed by someone with a notorious photograph, and the woman at the heart of this crime is the famous opera singer, Irene Adler. With Doctor Watson, his trusted companion at his side, Holmes pursues first the case, and eventually the elusive affections of Miss Adler as he is unwittingly drawn into the lair of his longtime adversary, that malevolent genius of crime: Professor Moriarty. Expect danger, intrigue, wit, humor and surprise in Dietz' exciting take on the world's most famous detective!

Admission/Admission/Cost: $10 - $50

Location:
Stagehouse Theatre
Grossmont College
8800 Grossmont College Dr.
El Cajon, CA
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from May 10 - May 19, 2018
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays - 7:00 PM
Matinees Saturday - 2:00 PM
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