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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
Calendar

< Saturday, May 19, 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
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
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Saturday, May 19 - 3:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 344-9836 or Email: theharmonies2003@gmail.com
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
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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
MAP

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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