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Tuesday, May 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 PM Music: Roots of American Folk Music
7:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Wednesday, May 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Talk: Jewish Muslim Romance Films
6:00 PM Discussion: Ukraine: Russian Interference
6:00 PM Film: America's Untold Story
7:00 PM Jewish Poets of the Past
7:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
7:00 PM Film: Porco Rosso
Thursday, May 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Art Workshop: Kokedama
12:30 PM Talk: The Making of Global China
4:00 PM Talk: A Korean Model of Economic Development
7:00 PM Stage: The Madres
8:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Friday, May 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Film: Firefly Dreams
6:00 PM Film: Coco
7:00 PM City Heights Dance Festival
7:30 PM Music: Natalia Lafourcade
8:00 PM Film: Hin Und Weg (Tour De Force)
8:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
8:00 PM Stage: The Madres
8:00 PM Stage: The Sisters Rosensweig
Saturday, May 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:30 AM Art Class: Kokedama
10:00 AM Harmony in Action Cross-Cultural Non-Profits Fair
2:00 PM Holocaust Survivor's Gripping Story
2:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
3:00 PM Music: Breizh Amerika
6:00 PM Music: Samahan
7:00 PM Music: Jenni Rivera tribute Concert
7:00 PM City Heights Dance Festival
7:30 PM Music: Breizh Amerika
8:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
8:00 PM Stage: The Sisters Rosensweig
Sunday, May 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM 38th Annual Ethnic Food Fair
2:00 PM City Heights Dance Festival
2:00 PM Stage: The Sisters Rosensweig
2:00 PM Stage: The Madres
2:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
7:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Monday, May 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:00 PM Spring Luau USD
Tuesday, May 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Les Miserables
7:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
7:30 PM Lecture: 1918-Death In Vienna, City Of Dreams
Wednesday, May 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Film: America's Untold Story
7:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
7:00 PM Stage: Les Miserables
Thursday, May 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:00 PM Talk: The Rise and Fall of a Fraud Investigator in China
7:00 PM Stage: The Madres
8:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Friday, Jun 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Les Miserables
8:00 PM Stage: The Madres
8:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Saturday, Jun 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Music: Sam Hinton Folk Festival
2:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
3:00 PM Mabuhay Festival: Filipino Independence day
7:00 PM Stage: Les Miserables
8:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Sunday, Jun 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: The Madres
2:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
7:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
7:00 PM Stage: Les Miserables
Monday, Jun 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
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< Tuesday, May 15, 2018 >


All Day Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden Take advantage of an opportunity to visit the Japanese Friendship Garden at no cost today. As a public service, Park organizations offer free admission on a rotating basis on the first four Tuesdays of the month to San Diego City and County residents (with ID), active military and their dependents.

Please note: Some museums may offer complimentary admission to their permanent collections only, and charge admission to special exhibitions or films.

Also note: Some museums may require ID for minors.

Admission/Cost: FREE

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

Third Tuesday of the Month - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 232-2721 or visit: www.niwa.org
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Stage

Sherlock Holmes, The Final Adventure
Until May 19, 2018

The Sisters Rosensweig
Until May 27, 2018

The Madres
Until June 10, 2018

A Thousand Splendid Suns
Until June 24, 2018

Exhibitions and Art

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

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

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

5:00 PM Discussion: Sake Talks In conjunction with Balboa Park's 150th construction anniversary, Sake Talks will be featuring guest lecturers speaking on the topics related to the four pillars of Balboa Park: horticulture, recreation, arts & culture, and education. Dr. Reverend Kenji Akahoshi from the Buddhist Temple of San Diego will be sharing his knowledge on Buddhism and mindfulness for this month's Sake Talks.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $15

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

Tuesday, May 15 - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 232-2721 or visit: www.niwa.org
5:00 PM Food: Taste of Asia The month of May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and what better way to celebrate than "A Taste of Asia" event hosted by the Asian Business Association of San Diego. A gastronomic tour of Asian inspired cuisine with over 20 restaurants, breweries and distilleries participating. Restaurants will present their best culinary creations as they compete for "The Best of ABA" restaurant. Experience small-plate tastings and sips from top-rated eateries and breweries, network with ABA members and meet local business exhibitors.

Admission/Cost: $40-$50

Location:
Four Points by Sheraton
8110 Aero Drive
San Diego, CA 92133
MAP

Tuesday, May 15 - 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 994-8687 or visit: www.abasd.org
5:00 PM Discussion: The Legal History of Chinese American Women The UC San Diego Library is pleased to present a rare look at Chinese American women's history told through landmark legal cases fought in supreme courts throughout the U.S. As an extension of this unprecedented exhibit, the library is holding a lecture to delve into these untold stories of female oppression and resistance.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Geisel Library
Seuss Room
9500 Gilman Dr
La Jolla, CA 92093
MAP

Tuesday, May 15 - 5:00 PM

7:00 PM Music: Dreaming without walls by Andres Martin Art of Élan's commitment to commissioning new work and bi-national initiatives continues this season. A highlight is the commissioning of Tijuana-based composer and double-bassist Andrés Martín to write a work for NOW Ensemble (Art of Elan's ensemble-in-residence.) The piece will be premiered both in San Diego and Tijuana in the spring of 2018, and will be featured on the May 15 concert at The San Diego Museum of Art. A native of Buenos Aires, bassist, arranger and composer Andrés Martín has performed with orchestras and chamber ensembles in Argentina, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Brazil, Mexico, Denmark, England, Germany and the United States. Since his arrival in Tijuana, Andrés has been immersed in teaching as well as performing as a soloist and chamber musician. He is a member of the Orquesta de Baja California and Cuatro para Tango, a chamber ensemble with whom he has released four recordings.

Admission/Cost: $45 - $50

Location:
San Diego Museum of Art
1450 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Tuesday, May 15 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 232-7931 or visit: www.sdmart.org
7:00 PM Film: The Wedding Doll Hagit, a young woman with a mild mental deficiency, works in a toilet-paper factory and lives with her mother, Sarah, a divorcée who gave up her life for her daughter. When Hagit embarks on her first romantic relationship, she keeps it a secret from her overbearing mom. Israeli director Nitzan Gilady sparkles in his feature debut, a richly detailed family drama for which Asi Levi's performance as Sarah earned her the Best Actress prize at the 2015 Jerusalem Film Festival.

Admission/Cost: $15

Location:
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Drive
San Diego, CA 92037
MAP

Tuesday, May 15 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sdcjc.org
7:00 PM Film: Takva: A Man's Fear of God Muharrem (Erkan Can) lives a solitary existence, strictly adhering to the most severe Islamic doctrines. To his surprise, a religious leader hires him as a rent collector, where he is given Western-style suits, a cell phone and a car with a driver. Thrown suddenly into the modern world, the naďve Muharrem is exposed to temptations and hypocrisies, causing his fear of God to eat away at his senses, and threaten his sanity.

Film screening followed by a discussion moderated by Professor Hasan Kayali of the Middle East Studies Program.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Institute of the Americas, UCSD
10111 N. Torrey Pines Road
San Diego, CA 92037
MAP

Tuesday, May 15 - 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

For more information, please e-mail: [email protected]. or visit: www.eventbrite.com
7:30 PM Book Signing: The Away Game In The Away Game, reporter Sebastian Abbot follows a small group of boys as they are discovered on dirt fields across Africa, who join the glittering academy in Doha where they train and compete for the chance to gain fame and fortune at Europe's top soccer clubs. We meet Diawandou, a skilled Senegalese defender whose composure makes him a natural leader on the field; Hamza, a midfielder from Ghana with great talent but a mercurial personality to match; Ibrahima, a towering striker who scores goals by the bucketload; Serigne Mbaye, who glides by players effortlessly but happens to be deaf; and Bernard, often the smallest kid on the field but a sublime play maker who invites constant comparison to Messi.

Abbot masterfully weaves together the dramatic story of the boys' journey with an exploration of the art and science of trying to spot talent at such a young age. As in so many other sports, data analytics in soccer have expanded in the wake of Moneyball, with scouts employing more sophisticated metrics like "expected goals" and tracking data to judge players. But, as The Away Game chronicles, soccer genius depends more on intangible qualities like "game intelligence" than on easily quantifiable ones.

Richly reported and deeply moving, The Away Game is set against the geopolitical backdrop of Qatar's rise from an impoverished patch of desert to an immensely rich nation determined to buy a place on the international stage. It is an unforgettable story of the joy and pain these talented African boys experience as they chase their dreams in a dizzying world of rich Arab sheikhs, money-hungry agents and soccer-mad European fans.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Warwick's
7812 Girard Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037
MAP

Tuesday, May 15 - 7:30 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 454-0347 or visit: www.warwicks.com
7:30 PM Music: Latin Jazz Night Performances by the Southwestern College Guitar Ensemble and the Latin Jazz Ensemble.

Admission/Cost: $7-$10

Location:
Mayan Hall Theater
900 Otay Lakes Rd Bldg 900
San Diego, CA 91910
MAP

Tuesday, May 15 - 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 421-6700 ext.5895 or visit: www.swccd.edu
7:30 PM Lecture: 1918: Death In Vienna, City Of Dreams The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library is pleased to announce 1918: Death in Vienna, City of Dreams, a new five-part art history lecture series developed by Victoria Martino. In this special lecture series, Victoria will commemorate the centennial death anniversaries of four celebrated Viennese artists who rallied to the Secessionist cause under the motto "To each time its art, and to art its freedom," heralding the stylistic revolution of the 20th century. She will discuss their lives and works, their influence upon future generations of artists, and their lasting legacy in the development of modernism.

At the close of the 19th century, Vienna was the capital of a vast empire, ruling over more than a dozen nationalities. It boasted a population of over two million inhabitants, and was home to more revolutionary artists and intellectuals than any other city in Europe.

Admission/Cost: $60 - $85

Location:
Anthenaeum Music & Arts Library
1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, CA 91910
MAP

Tuesday, May 15 - 7:30 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 454-5872 or visit: www.ljathenaeum.org
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