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Sunday, Aug 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:30 AM Class: A Farm to Fork
12:00 PM Summergrass Festival
1:00 PM Film: Knowledge is the Beginning
2:00 PM House of Hungary Lawn Program
2:00 PM Stage: Robin Hood
2:00 PM Stage: Beauty And The Beast
4:00 PM Reception for Chicana Tributes
5:00 PM Spanish Sunday
7:00 PM Music: Boléro by the Bay
7:00 PM Music: Carlos Daniels tribute to Juan Gabriel
7:00 PM Stage: Robin Hood
8:00 PM Music: Young Dubliners
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
Monday, Aug 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM Film: Love and Death
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
Tuesday, Aug 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Class: Beginner level Irish Gaelic
7:00 PM Stage: Robin Hood
Wednesday, Aug 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Film: The Lady from Shanghai
7:00 PM Stage: Robin Hood
7:30 PM Music: David Buchbinder
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
Thursday, Aug 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Film: Séraphine
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
Friday, Aug 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:30 PM Dance Program at the College Avenue Center
5:00 PM Carlsbad Music Festival
6:00 PM SDIKFF: Opening Gala
6:00 PM Sand Sculpture Art Festival
6:00 PM Music: The New Orleans Swinging Gypsies
7:00 PM Music: Kourosh Taghavi
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
9:00 PM Film: Sila and the Gate Keepers of the Arctic
Saturday, Aug 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Sand Sculpture Art Festival
10:00 AM La Vuelta Cultural Street Festival
12:00 PM House of Mexico
12:00 PM Imperial Avenue Street Festival
2:00 PM Stage: Robin Hood
4:00 PM Music: Flamenco Arana
5:30 PM Film: Moana
6:00 PM Taste Of The Philippines With Dakila
7:30 PM Film: The Postman
8:00 PM Lecture: Insights from Archaeological and Historical Investigations
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
11:00 PM SDIKFF: Screenwriters Panel
Sunday, Aug 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Sand Sculpture Art Festival
11:00 AM House of Palestine
12:00 PM Carlsbad Music Festival
2:00 PM Music: Jimmy & Enrique
2:00 PM International Fashion Show
2:00 PM Art: Lei Tang
2:00 PM Stage: Robin Hood
3:00 PM Stage: Mexihco
6:00 PM Music: Ottmar Liebert
7:00 PM Stage: Robin Hood
7:30 PM Music: Ozomatli
7:30 PM Music: Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes & Tonio Bailardo
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
Monday, Aug 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Shakespeare Film Screenings At The Globe
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
Tuesday, Aug 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Class: Beginner level Irish Gaelic
7:00 PM Stage: Robin Hood
Wednesday, Aug 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Film: Spare Parts
7:00 PM Stage: Robin Hood
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
Thursday, Aug 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Film: Midnight in Paris
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
Friday, Sep 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Powwow at Barona
7:30 PM The Night Owls: Noche de Lechuza
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
Saturday, Sep 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM Powwow at Barona
2:00 PM Stage: Robin Hood
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet

< Saturday, June 17, 2017 >

All Day Ongoing and Extended Events


The Taming of the Shrew
Until August 20, 2017

Until August 27, 2017

Robin Hood
Until September 3, 2017

Until September 10, 2017

Exhibitions and Art

American and European Folk Art
Until August 20, 2017

We Are Here/Estamos Aqui
Until October 29, 2017

Trappings: Homage to the Horse and Other Steeds
Until November 12, 2017

Barrio Art Crawl
Ongoing, every 2nd Saturday of each month

Art of East Asia
Until December 31, 2019

Arts of Iran
Until January 31, 2019

Art Of The 20th Century
Ongoing until December 31, 2019

German Expressionism
Ongoing until December 31, 2019

Dan McCleary, Etchings And Studies: Taller De Grabado Oaxaca 2000 - 2016

Kanban, Traditional Shop Signs Of Japan
Ongoing until October 8, 2017


Kids Meet Mandarin
Ongoing Fridays

Chinese Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Spanish Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Bilingual Storytime
Ongoing Fridays

Classes and Workshops

Irish Gaelic Conversation Circle
Ongoing Tuesdays - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Tai Chi Workshop
Ongoing Saturdays

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

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 Street Eats
Ongoing, Select Saturdays

Tijuana Brewery Tour
Ongoing, Select Saturdays

Tijuana Market Hop
Ongoing, Select Sundays

Tijuana Seafood Food Tour
Ongoing Saturdays

Tijuana Foodie Adventure
Ongoing Saturdays,Tuesdays,Sundays

Ensenada Mexico Pacific Ocean Coastal Tour

Baja Mexico Grand Tour

Tijuana Foodie Adventures

Brews + Chews & Views: Tijuana Walking Tour
Ongoing Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays until Wednesday, December 27, 2017


Tea with The Bard
Ongoing, first Sunday of each month

Kirtan Musical Meditation
Ongoing, Thursdays

Frankie & Maria's Italian Wedding, A Not-So-Ordinary Interactive Dinner Theater
Ongoing, Saturdays, Fridays

Jewish Film Festival
Ongoing, Everyday

Belly Dance Greek Dinner Show
Ongoing, Fridays, Saturdays

Haad Sai Thai Food
Ongoing, Thursday

7:00 AM CRY America Cricket Tournament Child Rights and You (CRY), America Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 2002, works toward restoring the right to a happy and healthy childhood to underprivileged children.

Our vision: A just world in which every child - regardless of gender, class, caste, faith, color, race, ethnicity, physical and mental ability etc. - has an equal opportunity to develop to her or his full potential. And in which children have a voice in matters that affect them.

CRY America acts as a link between the child in need and people and organizations in the US with a desire to help.

8 players, 10 total can register | 6 overs | hard tennis ball

*Max 4 players/team can be from the SDCA roster.*

Limited team space. Sign up early to guarantee a spot.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $160

Walker-Wangenheim School Park
10441 Black Mountain Road
San Diego, CA 92126

Saturday, June 17 - 7:00 AM

For more information, email [email protected]
10:30 AM Cooper Family Foundation Juneteenth Celebration Juneteenth celebrates Black Independence Day. It's a day of celebration with prayer and worship and gives recognition to community leaders. The event presents African history, drumming, and dancing and includes a Teen Stage, a Fun Zone, merchandise booths, light refreshments, and a talent show.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location Imperial Avenue between 29th St. & 30th St.

Saturday, June 17 - 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM

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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Patrolling the Stingaree San Diego's Stingaree District has a vibrant and exciting history as it once contained the Chinatown, the Red Light District, and many other areas of debauchery all in one small neighborhood along San Diego Bay. Learn about the role of law enforcement from 1850 to 1920 and how the police attempted to "police" this infamous neighborhood during its formation.

Admission/Cost: $5 for adults, FREE for SDCHM members, children 12 and under, and students with ID.

Chuang Archive and Learning Center
541-B Second Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

Saturday, June 17 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

For more information, Please Call: (619) 338-9888 or visit
11:00 AM World Affairs Council Annual Meeting and Luncheon The San Diego World Affairs Council will hold its annual meeting and luncheon with former U.S. State Department negotiator with North Korea Evans Revere as the guest speaker.

Evans Revere is one of the country's leading experts on Asia, with considerable experience negotiating with North Korea. During a distinguished career with the U.S. Department of State, where he focused on the two Koreas, China and Japan, Mr. Revere was deputy chief of the team involved in talks with Pyongyang and the government's primary day-to-day liaison with North Korea.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $30

St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church Parish Hall
743 Prospect St.
La Jolla, CA 92037

Note: Please note that traffic in La Jolla may be heavier than usual due to graduation ceremonies at UCSD. Entrance to the Parish Hall is on Eads Avenue.

Saturday, June 17 - 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
12:00 PM World Refugee Day Celebration San Diego has a long history of welcoming refugees. For years, many countries and regions have held Refugee Days and even Weeks. One of the most widespread has been Africa Refugee Day, celebrated on 20 June in several countries. In 2000, the UN General Assembly decided that, from 2001, 20 June would be celebrated as World Refugee Day.

Each year the San Diego Refugee Forum hosts a World Refugee Day celebration in collaboration with other local organizations involved in supporting refugee resettlement, community groups, and the refugee community. Join the San Diego Refugee Forum for cultural performances, family and youth activities, refugee-made crafts and goods, community resources, and cultural tables.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Highland and Landis Park
3700 Fairmount Ave.
San Diego, CA

Saturday, June 17 - 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please visit:
12:00 PM Dia de Portugal Crawfish Microbrew Festival All-you-can-eat crawfish boil -- imported, extra large crawfish from New Orleans, boiled to perfection, home-made Portuguese corn bread, and San Diego micro brews. Music by Theo and The Zydeco Patrol.

Admission/Cost: $40

Portuguese Hall
2818 Avenida de Portugal
San Diego, CA 92106

Saturday, June 17 - 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please visit:
12:00 PM House of Panama Lawn Program and Expo This year's 4th annual business expo and Annual Lawn Program will celebrate the Tradiciones de mi Tierra.

The entertainment for this event is provided by the House of Panama's own folkloric group "Sonares de mi Tierra". At times the house invites special groups from who travel from Panama to San Diego to delight the visitors for a full hour.

The food the members have prepared are: Rice and Coconut accompanied by Fried Fish or Rice and Peas accompanied by Ropa Vieja - shredded beef stewed with vegetables. Ojaldres (Indian fried bread) - with meat and sausage, hot links on a skewer, Patacones - fried bananas, pineapple upside-down cake, raspados - a sweet desert of ice cones with flavors and condensed milk.

Admission/Cost: FREE

International Cottages Blaboa Park
2294 Pan American Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101

Saturday, June 17 - 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

For more information, Please visit
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Roots Series: France Cultural performances and activities highlighting the diverse traditions of France. The afternoon includes a dance performance by The Performing Folk Dancers of Balboa Park, an interactive theater performance from Literature Comes to Life, painting workshops inspired by French artists, and storytelling by Marilyn McPhie.

Admission/Cost: FREE RSVP

San Diego Children's Discovery Museum
320 N. Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025

Saturday, June 17 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

For more information, Please Call: (760) 233-7755 or visit
4:30 PM Music: CWM Summer Series, Brazilian Vintage Jazz The Center for World Music is proud to present its Outdoor Summer Series. Please join us for three unique concerts featuring music from around the world. The series kicks off with Natashia Kozali performing folk songs and telling folktales from around the Caribbean on June 3. Then the series take a sonic journey to Japan with a performance by koto zither player Kyoko Takeda and shakuhachi flute player Jonathan Crick on June 10th. The CWM Summer Series concludes on June 17th in celebration of World Make Music Day (Fête de la Musique) with an outdoor concert at Balboa Park with San Diego-based Choro Sotaque playing vintage Brazilian jazz.

Celebrate World Make Music Day at the the third and final concert of our Outdoor Summer World Music Series, presenting music from world destinations in relaxed outdoor settings. The series ends with this celebration of World Music Day.

Join the Center for World Music and The Old Globe for free festivities, featuring San Diego-based Choro Sotaque playing vintage Brazilian jazz. The members are Stefanie Schmitz, clarinet/saxophone, Joe Amato, 7-string guitar, Gabriel Arce, cavaquinho/bandolim, and Halysson da Silva, percussion.

4:30 - 5:30 PM, Brazilian Workshop
Get hands-on with Brazilian music through rhythm, song, dance, and drums with workshop leader Stefanie Schmitz and Marisa Serrano. Instruments provided by the Center for World Music. No experience necessary, and all ages are welcome!

5:30 - 6:45 PM, Choro Sotaque Concert
Let your heart stir with the intricate melodies and vibrant beats of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in a lively instrumental performance.

June 3 - Caribbean Inspiration with Natasha Kozaily
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Seaport Village, East Plaza Gazebo

June 10 - Music of Japan with Kyoko Takea and Jonathan Crick
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Seaport Village, East Plaza Gazebo

June 17 - Brazilian Vintage Jazz with Choro Sotaque
4:30 PM to 6:45 PM at the Old Globe, Balboa Park

Seaport Village
East Plaza Gazebo
San Diego, CA

The Old Globe Theatre
Balboa Park
San Diego, Ca

Saturday, June 17 - 4:30 PM to 6:45 PM

For more information, please visit:
7:30 PM Italian Film: Back To The Nest (Andiamo a Quel Paese) Salvo and Valentino, unemployed for two years, decide to leave their beloved adopted hometown of Palermo and move back to their tiny Sicilian village. The village is now populated primarily by the elderly living off their pensions. Salvo comes up with the bright idea of making ends meet by having all their elderly relatives move in with them, but they have a surprise in store.

The film we screen is in Italian with English subtitles.
7:30 PM Cinecafe
8:00 PM Film starts

The magic of Italian cinema is yours all year with Italian films with English subtitles. Little Italy Association and Cinema Little Italy present the Little Italy Summer Outdoor Film Festival. Every Saturday night all summer.

The Summer Festival screens every Saturday night mid-June through August. The films are shown outdoors in the Amici Park Amphitheater, on Date and State streets, in Little Italy. Cinema Little Italy is partnered with the Little Italy Association.

Admission/Cost: $5 (Purchase at event)

Amici Park Ampitheater
1660 Union St.
San Diego, CA 92101

Saturday, June 17 - 7:30 PM
8:00 PM Music: Empress Akua, Soulective, Lexy Love Performance Amazing show lined up featuring some talented women who have made a strong impact in the reggae world.

Age Limit: 21+

Admission/Cost: $5

710 Beach Club
710 Garnet Avenue
San Diego, CA 92109

Saturday, June 17 - 8:00 PM

For more information, Please Call: (858) 483-7844 or visit
8:00 PM Stage: Withering Heights Roustabouts present the world premiere of Omri Schein and Phil Johnson's comic retelling of Emily Bronte's classic novel. "Heathcliff and Catherine take to the Moors as you've never seen them before." David Ellenstein directs.

Admission/Cost: $38

Diversionary Theatre
4545 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92116

Dates and times
From Sunday June 11 to Sunday July 9
Sunday, June 11 - 2:00 PM
Sunday, June 11 - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, June 14 - 7:30 PM
Thursday, June 15 - 7:30 PM
Friday, June 16 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 17 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 18 - 2:00 PM
Saturday, June 24 - 2:00 PM
Sunday, June 25 - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, June 28 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, July 1 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, July 2 - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, July 5 - 8:00 PM
Thursday, July 6 - 8:00 PM
Friday, July 7 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, July 9 - 2:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Aida Moonlight Stage Productions opens its 37th summer season with Sir Elton John and Tim Rice's adaptation of the Verdi opera, an epic tale of a love triangle; Aide and Amneris love Radmaes. Betrayal will follow.

Admission/Cost: $17 - $55

Moonlight Amphitheatre
Brengle Terrace Park
1200 Vale Terrace
Vista, CA 92084

Ongoing from Wednesday, June 14 until Saturday, July 1, 2017
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays - 8:00 PM
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