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Saturday, Apr 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Chicano Park Day
11:00 AM Cooking Workshop: DIY Sauerkraut and Beer Pairing
11:30 AM Sucr Bien-Sr!: French Conversation
1:00 PM Pacific Rim Festival
1:00 PM SDAFF Spring Showcase
1:00 PM Tequila and Taco Music Festival
5:00 PM Spring Gala: Viva Mexico
5:30 PM Sikh Langar Vegetarian Dinner and Dancing
6:00 PM Art: Protest an American Tradition
7:00 PM Classical and Folk Music of Iran
7:00 PM 23rd Vietnamese Culture Night
7:00 PM Music: Chinese Choral Society
7:00 PM Japanese Guitarist Concert
7:30 PM That's Life! German Cabaret
7:30 PM Stage: Anna In The Tropics
8:00 PM Music: Flaco Jimenez
Sunday, Apr 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Art: Earth Day Larger than Life Mural
12:00 PM 28th Annual Multicultural Earth Day
12:00 PM Filipino Wedding Styled Shoot
12:00 PM Tequila and Taco Music Festival
1:00 PM SDAFF Spring Showcase
2:00 PM German Cabaret
2:00 PM Stage: D'Artanjan and Three Musketeers
2:00 PM Stage: Anna In The Tropics
5:30 PM Russian Film: Charlie Chaplin
7:00 PM Stage: Arefnameh
7:00 PM Music: Shantala & Mikey Pauker
8:00 PM Music: La Santa Cecillia
Monday, Apr 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM Film: Chicano Legacy
3:30 PM Film: Coco
5:30 PM Discussion: Holocaust Remembrance
5:40 PM SDAFF Spring Showcase
6:30 PM Greek Dinner with Author Madeline Miller
7:00 PM Book Signing: Lawn Boy
8:00 PM Music: Bebel Gilberto
Tuesday, Apr 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Film: Eugene Onegin
6:15 PM SDAFF Spring Showcase
Wednesday, Apr 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:25 PM SDAFF Spring Showcase
6:00 PM Film: Phantom Thread
6:30 PM Book Signing: The Ghazal
Thursday, Apr 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:30 AM Lecture: Prophet Jeremiah Symphony
12:45 PM Discussion on Prejudice & Tolerance
6:00 PM Honoring the Medicine: Native American Healing
7:00 PM SDAFF Spring Showcase
8:00 PM Music: Mamak Khadem
Friday, Apr 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Art Exhibit: Chilenas in the Diaspora
4:00 PM Dinner and Movie: Coco
6:00 PM Discussion: Middle East Meltdown with Ryan Crocker
7:30 PM Bollywood Spring Fusion
7:30 PM Stage: Anna In The Tropics
8:00 PM Tao: Drum Heart
Saturday, Apr 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 AM Chinese Brush Painting for Children
8:00 AM Shaka Festival
10:00 AM 33rd Annual Linda Vista Multicultural Fair & Parade
10:00 AM World Tai Chi Day Celebration
10:00 AM St. Jordi's Day Celebration & Independent Bookstore Day
11:00 AM ArtWalk
11:00 AM International Mobile Film Festival
11:30 AM Polynesian Princess Lunch
12:00 PM Hanamatsuri Festival
5:00 PM Dance: Tres Culturas
5:00 PM POI Spring Luau
6:00 PM Passport to Brazil
6:30 PM Music: Camarada Spirit, Struggle, Triumph
6:30 PM Morrocan Magic
7:30 PM Stage: Anna In The Tropics
Sunday, Apr 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Mission Federal ArtWalk
11:30 AM International Mobile Film Festival
12:00 PM Hanamatsuri Festival
2:00 PM House of Finland Lawn Program
2:00 PM Book Signing: China's Crisis of Success
2:00 PM Stage: Anna In The Tropics
Monday, Apr 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
3:00 PM Discussion: A talk with the Colombian Peacebuilding Unit
Tuesday, May 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Wednesday, May 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Thursday, May 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:30 AM Lecture: Prophet Jeremiah Symphony
Friday, May 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

< Saturday, July 15, 2017 >

All Day Ongoing and Extended Events


Baskerville, A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
Until April 22, 2018

A Little Night Music
Until April 22, 2018

King Charles III
Until April 22, 2018

Soul Doctor
Until April 22, 2018

American Mariachi
Until April 29, 2018

The Wanderers
Until May 6, 2018

Exhibitions and Art

Wabi Sabi
Until April 29, 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 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

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 Jewish BookFest
Until May 3, 2018

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


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

8:00 AM Bocce World Championship XXXVII Enjoy a day filled with food, sun, and championship beach bocce ball action while raising money for Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad and Friends of the Powerhouse. Parking is available at the Del Mar Racetrack (enter through the Solana Gate off Via de la Valle), and shuttles are provided to the beach. This event is 21+, but all spectators of all ages are welcome.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Del Mar North Beach
3200 Camino del Mar
Del Mar, 92104

Saturday, July 15 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please call: (760) 444-4893 or visit:
10:00 AM Talk: Travel Writing Many people think they want to be a travel writer, but what they really want is to get paid to drink margaritas on the beach all day. Join full-time travel writer Ray Bartlett for a fun look at the realities behind the myths. If you've thought seriously about being a travel writer, or wondered how to start, this is the class for you.

Admission/Cost: $30 - $36

Liberty Station
2730 Historic Decatur Road
Barracks 16 #202
San Diego, CA 92106

Saturday, July 15 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 696-0363 or visit:
11:00 AM Talk: Introducing the Hakka Explore intriguing aspects of Chinese history, culture, and art with SDCHM's monthly lecture series presented by Kathleen Dang. Hakkas, 客家, a significant Chinese population with a name that literally means "guest families" is noted as the most diasporic out of the many Chinese populations. The people who are Hakka are connected by a distinct language and a unique cultural history and not by being from a specific region in China. Today, Hakka people find an instant affinity with other Hakka, regardless of where they are from and where they are now living. The language, cultural customs, and extreme attention to ancestry will be explored.

Admission/Cost: Free - $5

Chuang Archive & Learning Center
541 B Second Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

Saturday, July 15 - 11:00 AM

For more information, please call: (619) 338-9888 or visit:
11:00 AM San Diego Pride Music Festival The San Diego Pride Music Festival celebrates diversity with two days and four stages with over 100 entertainers and thousands of your Pride supporting friends of all ages. General admission: $20 weekend pass (pre-event); $25 weekend pass (day of or at the festival gates). A number of world music artists will be performing at this year's festival.

Note: The Pride Parade takes place on Saturday starting at 11:00 AM at the corner of Normal St. and University Ave.

Festival Schedule

Admission/Cost: $20 - $25

Marston Point (Balboa Park)
6th Ave & Laurel St
San Diego, CA 92103

Dates and times:
Note: these times are for the entire festival not just the music.

Saturday, July 15 - 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, July 16 - 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
1:30 PM Film: Cuba's Secret Side Prior to renewed U.S.-Cuban relations, adventure filmmaker Karin Muller hitchhiked for three months, around Cuba - living with fishermen and farmers, a Santeria priestess and country doctors.

She filmed undercover on a tourist visa and Swiss passport and was arrested over a dozen times. In the end she gets beyond the propaganda and rhetoric to capture the true soul of Cuba.

The series features a pre-show introduction and post-show discussion with the film's director, Karin Muller.

This screening will be in the Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Carlsbad City Library
1775 Dove Ln.
Carlsbad , CA 92011

Saturday, July 15 - 1:30 PM

For more information, please call: (760) 602-2049 or visit:
4:00 PM Stage: The Ballad of Emmett Till The now legendary story of Emmett Till is believed by many to be the spark that ignited the modern civil rights movement and remains one of the most pivotal incidents in a monumental era. Till was a 14-year-old Chicago resident who was brutally tortured and murdered for allegedly flirting with a white women while visiting family in Money, Mississippi. This provocative piece of theater — part history, part ghost story — is a jazz integration of past and present, the living and dead, of factual accounts and creative interpolation. Author Ifa Bayeza captures the powerful truths at the heart of this gripping and tragic story, aiming for a soaring work of moving music, potent poetry and rich theatricality.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $35

Ion Theatre Company BLKBOX Theatre
3704 Sixth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103

Dates and times:
Ongoing until Saturday, July 22 - 2017
Thursdays - 8:00 PM
Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 4:00 PM & 8:00 PM

For more information, please call (619) 600-5020 or visit:
7:00 PM Music: Ledward Kaapana A master of the slack key guitar, Led Kaapana has been one of Hawai'i's most influential musicians for four decades. His mastery of stringed instruments, exceptional picking style on slack key guitar and 'ukulele, and extraordinary baritone to leo ki`eki`e (falsetto) vocal range, have made him a musical legend.

With easy-going style and kolohe (rascal) charm, he has built a loyal corps of "Led Heads" from Brussels to his birthplace on the Big Island of Hawai'i. In 2011, he was honored with an NEA National Heritage Fellowship for his artistic excellence and his contributions to our nation's traditional arts heritage.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $35

2900 Highland Avenue (Sweetwater High School)
National City, 92105

Saturday, July 15 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 201-0520 or visit:
7:00 PM Music: Pasos y Palmas Danzarts presents "Pasos Y Palmas" with special guest artists Sin Fronteras Ballet Folklorico from Houston, Texas (Artistic Directors: Xavier Tamez & Asahel Vazquez). Please join us as we take you on a journey through Spain & Mexico via music and dance.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $25

Coronado Performing Arts Center
650 D Ave.
Coronado, CA 92118

Saturday, July 15 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 522-8907 or visit:
7:30 PM Film: What a Beautiful Day Southerner Checco dreams of entering the military police, and, although he has failed the entrance exam three times, his connections get him a security job at Milan's cathedral. However his bumbling incompetence appears to make him the ultimate patsy for a team of terrorists—but they are in for a surprise.

Age Limit: 21+

Admission/Cost: $5

Amici Park Ampitheater
1660 Union St
San Diego, CA 92101

Saturday, July 15 - 7:30 PM

For more information, please visit:
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