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Sunday, Jul 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Afrofuturism Lounge
10:30 AM German Film: At Eye Level (Auf Augenhöhe)
12:00 PM Chicano-Con
2:00 PM House of Colombia Lawn Program
2:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
5:00 PM Miss Middle East USA 2018
7:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Monday, Jul 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM German Film: My Words, My Lies, My Love (Lila Lila)
Tuesday, Jul 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:30 PM Tour to Cuba Informational Session
Wednesday, Jul 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 PM Music: Mariachi Estrellas de Chula Vista
7:00 PM Women's Film Festival San Diego: The Ito Sisters
7:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Thursday, Jul 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Music: Henry Kapono
8:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
8:00 PM Stage: A Man of No importance
Friday, Jul 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Film: Mughal e Azam
7:00 PM Music: Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi
8:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
8:00 PM Stage: A Man of No importance
Saturday, Jul 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM Japanese Obon Festival
1:00 PM Music: Israel Maldonado and Puente
1:00 PM Documentary: Maritime Silk Road
1:30 PM Documentary Series: Knowledge is the Beginning
2:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
6:00 PM Book Signing: Underwater Vibes
7:00 PM Film: Coco
8:00 PM Talk: Polynesian Settlement and Heritage
8:00 PM Stage: A Man of No importance
9:00 PM Music: Como La Flor
Sunday, Jul 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM Japanese Obon Festival
2:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
7:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Monday, Jul 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Jul 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Wednesday, Aug 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Thursday, Aug 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
8:00 PM Stage: A Man of No importance
Friday, Aug 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
8:00 PM Stage: A Man of No importance
Saturday, Aug 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
8:00 PM Stage: A Man of No importance
Calendar

< Saturday, May 19, 2018 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Stage

Once
Until July 22, 2018

The Tempest
Until July 22, 2018

Queens
Until July 29, 2018

Romeo and Juliet
Until August 5, 2018

Monty Python's Spamalot
Until August 12, 2018

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Until August 12, 2018

Exhibitions and Art

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

Kids Meet Mandarin
Ongoing Fridays

Chinese Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Spanish Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Bilingual Storytime
Ongoing Fridays

Classes and Workshops

Europe: Secrets of the Old Masters
Ongoing until July 20

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

Hard Days Night
Until August 29, 2018

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

10:00 AM Native American Dreamcatcher Class This class brings together the world of Native American Dream Catchers with Zentangle. No art experience necessary.

Admission/Cost: $40 - $58

Location:
San Diego Botanic Garden
230 Quail Gardens Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Saturday, May 19 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

For more information, please call: (760) 436-3036 or visit: www.sdbgarden.org
11:00 AM San Diego Taco Fest The San Diego Taco Fest is a food, music, and cultural celebration! The region's best taco-centric restaurants offer a wide range of mouth watering taco creations. Enjoy local and national musical performances. In between the music and tacos, catch live Lucha Libre wrestling matches!

Admission/Cost: $35 - $125

Location:
Waterfront Park
1600 Pacific Highway
San Diego, CA
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Saturday, May 19 - 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sdtacofest.com
1:00 PM Musical Art Workshop The Appalachian dulcimer is a fretted string instrument of the zither family, typically with three or four strings, originally played in the Appalachian region of the United States.

Join award-winning musician Kevin Roth as you invite creativity into your day for immediate stress relief, a sense of accomplishment, a greater sense of awareness, relaxation, tranquility and a joyful sense of creating a life worth living. Experience improvement in motor skills, decision making, visual learning and inventiveness. Receive a simple mountain dulcimer kit, paint your original decorative abstract artwork on its base, build this beautiful instrument and learn to play simple songs. The kit comes with a beginners instruction book on how to play the dulcimer. Learn about the unique history of Native Art and about the American dulcimer as you play simple traditional folk songs. Neither artistic or musical ability is needed for this fun, easy and creative class.

Admission/Cost: $204 - $220

Location:
Bravo School of Art at Liberty Station
2690 Historic Decatur Road Barracks 19 Studio 206
San Diego, CA 92016
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Saturday, May 19 - 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 223-0058 or visit: www.bravoschoolofart.com
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM Salsa On The Beach FREE Dancing. FREE Parking. Family Friendly. There will be salsa, cha cha and bachata music being played. Bonfire at the end if pit available...

Please check the location on the page.

Healthy Food Potluck! Everyone please bring a healthy dish or appetizer or....smiles. Please post what you are bringing.

SCHEDULE:
2:00 PM: SOTB begins! Music begins: salsa, bachata, chachacha
3:00 PM: Beginner Cuban suelta line dance class
4:30 PM:. Intermediate Cuban and mambo line dance class
5:00 PM: May birthday dances
5:45 PM: Group photo
7:30 PM: Clean up food while there's still light

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Belmont Park
2990 Ocean Front Walk
San Diego, CA 92109
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Saturday, May 19 - 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM

For more information, please visit: Facebook Event Page
2:00 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

Location:
The Old Globe Theatre
1363 Old Globe Way
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
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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
2:00 PM Music: Tavo Alcoser & Mariachi 3.0 Tavo Alcoser & Mariachi 3.0 celebrate the diversity of popular border music through an eclectic mix of genres including Mexican Folk, Tex-Mex, Latin Rock and Reggae-Cumbia. Now touring nationally as lead vocalist for the band Jarabe Mexicano, San Diego native Tavo Alcoser exhilarates with soaring vocals and a soulful delivery that have gained him the attention and admiration of audiences across the country.

Tavo now brings the show home, joined by fellow touring band mate Chris Behrens on guitarron, alongside local mariachis Jessica Barragan on violin and Rene Velazco on vihuela. Connecting audiences to the multifaceted and vibrant spirit of Mariachi music, this trio-plus-one bridges the modern frontiers between genres, cultures and generations.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Ocean Beach Library
4801 Santa Monica Ave.
San Diego, CA 92107
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Saturday, May 19 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 531-1532 or visit: www.librarymarket.com
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
3:00 PM Music: The Harmonies The Harmonies will celebrate their 15th anniversary with a concert. The Japanese chorus will be performing music from Studio Ghibli and The Sound of Music.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Pioneer Ocean View U.C.C
2550 Fairfield St.
San Diego, CA 92110
MAP

Saturday, May 19 - 3:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 344-9836 or Email: [email protected]
3:00 PM Sons of Norway Dinner The Sons of Norway dinner will be held at the same place they held their Norwegian breakfast. Join them for food and a musical quartet.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $20

Location:
Norway Hall
2006 E Vista Way
Vista, CA 92084
MAP

Saturday, May 19 - 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.norwayhall.com
4:00 PM Festa do Espírito Santo The Festa do Espírito Santo is an ethnic religious celebration dating back to the time when the first families settled here in 1884, and was formally organized in 1910.

Today, as it has been since 1922, the Chapel next door to the UPSES Hall is used to house the Crown of the Holy Spirit during the Festa. On Pentecost Sunday devotees of the Holy Spirit visit the Chapel to pray and offer a donation of monies or Portuguese sweet breads (which are sold to raise funds) to assure the continuation of this unique ethnic and religious celebration.

Since 1922, our Portuguese colony here has made a procession (now a full parade) from our UPSES Hall chapel (i.e. "capela") with our annual Queen Saint Isabel personage holding our community's Crown of the Holy Spirit up to St. Agnes Church for a celebratory Mass followed by another procession/parade back down to our Hall afterward. Our chapel was built especially to hold our Holy Spirit Crowns during the Festa do Espírito Santo.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
United Portuguese S.E.S. Hall
2818 Avenida De Portugal
San Diego, CA 92106
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Dates & Times:
Friday, May 18 - 6:00 PM
Saturday, May 19 - 4:00 PM
Sunday, May 20 - 9:00 AM

For more information, please visit: www.upses.com
4:00 PM Night Market D6 Night Market is a modern adaptation of a traditional outdoor night market. Features include food, merchandise, live entertainment, a beer and wine garden, and a tea garden in a festival-type atmosphere. Typically, vendors are small-scale entrepreneurs with their market stands run, for the most part, by family.

First and foremost, night markets are a social gathering. Most people going to a night market have no goal in mind other than to enjoy themselves. Night markets provide a casual place where people can mingle, leisurely stroll around, eat food and have a nice evening hearing the banter of vendors hawking food and goods while enjoying the sense of excitement that arises from being amid a festive crowd.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Mira Mesa Community Park
8575 New Salem Street
San Diego, CA
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Saturday, May 19 - 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.d6nightmarket.com
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM House of Ukraine Social Event House of Ukraine is organizing an event for our members and fans, with refreshments, entertainment, silent auction and much more.

Everybody is invited, and the event is family- and kids-friendly.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
House of Ukraine
International Cottages
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, May 19 - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.facebook.com
7:00 PM Music: Traditional Zulu Song, Dance & Stories Nomsa Burkhardt and Bongani Makatini perform traditional Zulu drumming, songs and dance, intertwined with stories of the rich Zulu heritage and culture.

Born in Soweto, Nomsa Burkhardt is an extraordinary South African musician and dancer. She spent her formative years in KwaZulu Natal, a region famous for its rich Zulu heritage and culture. There, she studied various traditional dance styles with master dancers, such as Indlamu, ukuQhobosha, and ukuSina. After immigrating to Philadelphia, she co-founded the African dance troupe HIMOSHA. Her artistic skills and passion for dance quickly propelled her into serving as both the director and lead choreographer for the troupe for seven years. She collaborated with well-known, Philadelphia-based South African multi-instrumentalist and artist Mogauwane Mahloele at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Walt Whitman Cultural Arts Center, and at many universities and schools. She also performed and conducted workshops annually at the Philly Dance Africa Project.

Admission/Cost: $20

Location:
Kalabash Arts
5725 La Jolla Blvd
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Saturday, May 19 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 456-2753 or visit: www.centerforworldmusic.com
7:00 PM Music: Odeum Guitar Duo Fred Benedetti and Robert Wetzel will perform Music of Spain.

Admission/Cost: $5 - $10

Location:
Mount Soledad Presbyterian Church
6551 Soledad Mountain Road
San Diego, CA 92037
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Saturday, May 19 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 459-3865 or visit: www.mountsoledad.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
7:30 PM Music: Tamburitzans The Tamburitzans, formerly of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, present a two-hour performance celebrating world cultures brought to our country by immigrants. Countries featured include Croatia, Serbia, Greece, Austria, Slovenia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Spain, Mexico, Cuba and a finale "Dance of the Roma" that will light a gypsy fire in your soul. The production features more than 400 costumes from 11 countries, with acts performed by 31 talented dancers, musicians and singers, complimented by state-of-the-art sound, lighting and video.

Admission/Cost: $35 - $40

Location:
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Drive
San Diego, CA 92037
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Saturday, May 19 - 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 362-1348
8:00 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

Location:
Moxie Theatre
6663 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92115
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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: www.moxietheatre.com
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