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Tuesday, Sep 18
All Day Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
All Day Free Admission to Mingei International Museum
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Art: Rocco Satoshi
6:30 PM Documentary: War Redefined
6:30 PM Book Discussion: Remarkable Creatures
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

< Thursday, May 17, 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
11:00 AM House of Norway Event Norway's Constitution Day and Flag Raising Ceremony on the International Cottages Lawn and Outdoor Stage.

Admission/Cost: FREE

HPR International COttages Lawn & Outdoor Stage
2294 Pan American Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101

Thursday, May 17 - 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please e-mail: or visit:
6:00 PM Poetry: Juan Felipe Herrera Juan Felipe Herrera is the 21st Poet Laureate of the United States (2015-2016) and is the first Latino to hold the position. From 2012-2014, Herrera served as California State Poet Laureate. Herrera's many collections of poetry include, Notes on the Assemblage, Senegal Taxi, and Half of the World in Light: New and Selected Poems. He was a recipient of the PEN/Beyond Margins Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He is also the author of Crashboomlove: A Novel in Verse, which received the Americas Award. His books of prose for children include: SkateFate; Calling the Doves, which won the Ezra Jack Keats Award; Upside Down Boy, which was adapted into a musical for young audiences in New York City; and Cinnamon Girl: Letters Found Inside a Cereal Box. His book, Jabberwalking, a children's book focused on turning your wonder at the world around you into weird, wild and incandescent poetry, is forthcoming in 2018. Herrera is also a performance artist and activist on behalf of migrant and indigenous communities and at-risk youth.

Admission/Cost: FREE

UCSD Calit2 Auditorium at Arkinson Hall
9500 Gilman Drive #0436
San Diego, CA 92093

Thursday, May 17 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

For more information, please visit:
7:00 PM Stage: The Madres Moxie Theatre presents The Madres, a new play by Stephanie Alison Walker.

It's 1978 in Argentina and people are disappearing off the street. Belén is pregnant and has been missing for 12 weeks. When her mother and grandmother receive a surprise visit from someone who may have the key to finding her, they'll stop at nothing to get her back.

This play is based on the true story of the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, whose protest forced the world to recognize the violence and murder happening in Argentina.

Admission/Cost: $23 - $43

Moxie Theatre
6663 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92115

Dates and times:
Sunday May 13 through Sunday June 10
Thursdays - 7:00 PM
Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 598-7620 or visit:
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

Stagehouse Theatre
Grossmont College
8800 Grossmont College Dr.
El Cajon, CA

Dates and times:
Ongoing from May 10 - May 19, 2018
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays - 7:00 PM
Matinees Saturday - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM Film: Arrangiarsi When Matteo's life falls apart, he moves into his 1985 VW camper van and begins his odyssey. With a free ticket and nothing left to lose, he sets out on a journey to Naples in search of his father's heritage, and, even more—the secret of Neapolitan pizza. From the street artists in Naples, Matteo discovers l'arte di arrangiarsi—the art of overcoming an obstacle, of being resourceful. He is fascinated by how they "arrange," to make something out of nothing. Matteo quickly learns that pizza is indeed a form of arrangiarsi—food of the poor, made simply of flour and water. His quest for their secret also becomes the metaphor that informs the themes of arrangiarsi and Matteo's own story. This film is a passionate love story about heritage, family, Naples, following a dream, having the faith that Spirit takes care of you, and… the greatest pizza on earth. Troncone proves you can live your dream and leaves us wondering how we can "arrange" ours.
There will be a Q/A after the film.

Admission/Cost: $12

Museum of Photographic Arts
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

Thursday, May 17 - 7:30 PM

For more information, please visit:
7:30 PM Music: Mariachi Performances by the SWC Mariachi Garibaldi and Local High School Mariachi Programs. Directed by Jeff Nevin.

Admission/Cost: $7 - $10

Mayan Hall
900 Otay Lakes Road
Chula Vista, CA 91910

Thursday, May 17 - 7:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 421-6700 ext.5895 or visit:
8:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns The Old Globe Theatre, in association with American Conservatory Theater, presents Ursula Rani Sarma's drama, adapted from Khaled Hosseini's best-selling epic novel about three generations of Afghan women and their remarkable resilience. Carey Perloff directs.

Admission/Cost: $29 - $92

The Old Globe Theatre
1363 Old Globe Way
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101

Ongoing from Thursday, May 17 until Sunday, June 24, 2018
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays- 7:00 PM
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday Matinees - 2:00 PM
8:00 PM Music: Chirgilchin Chirgilchin is a group of musicians from Tuva, a small Russian province north of Western Mongolia. They practice the rare art of throat-singing, a vocal form in which one singer produces two or more voices simultaneously, the low sounds in the throat harmonizing with middle and high flute-like overtones to create richly layered melodies that evoke the Central Asian steppes and nomadic life. Chirgilchin members are Igor Koshkendey, Aidysmaa Koshkendey, Mongun-ool Ondar, and Aidyn Byrtaan-ool.

Admission/Cost: $25

Dizzy's Musician Union Hall
1717 Morena Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92110

Thursday, May 17 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 270-7467 or visit:
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