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Thursday, Jan 18
4:00 PM China through the Lens of Friendship Delegations in the 1970s
5:00 PM Lecture: Were Barbarians Barbaric?
5:30 PM Discussion: Mexico's 2018 Presidential Election
6:00 PM Taste of Art: Wild Beasts Of Henri Rousseau
6:00 PM Panel Discussion On Border Art
7:00 PM Film: Fräulein una Fiana D'inverno
7:00 PM Stage: Hamilton
7:30 PM Stage: The Last Wife
Friday, Jan 19
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM Art of the Americas
6:00 PM The Story Behind 'The Smoking Gun' Of The Armenian Genocide
7:00 PM Music: German Lopez
7:00 PM Stage: Twelfth Night
7:30 PM San Diego Dance Theater's 'Janus II: Dances Of Beginnings, Transitions, And Endings'
8:00 PM Stage: Hamilton
8:00 PM Stage: Outside Mullingar
8:00 PM Stage: The Color of Light
Saturday, Jan 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 AM Stage: The Mousetrap
2:00 PM Lecture: Sheldon Lou
2:00 PM Third Saturday Lecture: Sheldon Lou
2:00 PM Stage: Building the Wall
2:00 PM Stage: Hamilton
3:00 PM Stage: The Last Wife
6:00 PM Museum Exhibition: The Language of Things
6:30 PM Camarada's Villa-Lobos And Friends Remix
7:00 PM Stage: Twelfth Night
8:00 PM Stage: Outside Mullingar
8:00 PM Stage: Building the Wall
8:00 PM Music: Places in Time
8:00 PM Stage: The Last Wife
8:00 PM Stage: Pygmalion
8:00 PM Stage: Smoke on the Mountain
8:00 PM Stage: The Color of Light
8:00 PM Stage: Hamilton
Sunday, Jan 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 AM Stage: Around the World in Eighty Days
1:00 PM Stage: Hamilton
2:00 PM Stage: Outside Mullingar
2:00 PM Music: Places in Time
2:00 PM Stage: The Last Wife
2:00 PM Stage: Sound of Music
2:00 PM Indian Cultural Art Showcase
2:30 PM San Diego Dance Theater's 'Janus II: Dances Of Beginnings, Transitions, And Endings'
6:00 PM Django Jazz Fest
6:30 PM Stage: Hamilton
7:00 PM Stage: The Last Wife
7:30 PM San Diego Dance Theater's 'Janus II: Dances Of Beginnings, Transitions, And Endings'
Monday, Jan 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 PM Film: Nothing Truer than Truth
Tuesday, Jan 23
7:00 PM Stage: Hamilton
7:30 PM Pictographic Clues on the Cultural Landscape of Southern California
Wednesday, Jan 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Smoke on the Mountain
6:00 PM China In the wak of the Party Conference
7:00 PM Stage: Hamilton
7:30 PM Stage: The Last Wife
7:30 PM Stage: Smoke on the Mountain
Thursday, Jan 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Hamilton
7:30 PM Film: In Guerra Per Amore
7:30 PM Stage: The Last Wife
7:30 PM Stage: Smoke on the Mountain
7:30 PM Music: Percussion Lovefest
8:00 PM Stage: The Color of Light
Friday, Jan 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 AM Stage: The Mousetrap
8:00 PM Stage: Outside Mullingar
8:00 PM Stage: The Last Wife
8:00 PM Stage: Pygmalion
8:00 PM Stage: Smoke on the Mountain
8:00 PM Stage: The Color of Light
8:00 PM Stage: Hamilton
Saturday, Jan 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 AM Stage: The Mousetrap
2:00 PM Film: Finding Samuel Lowe
2:00 PM Stage: Hamilton
3:00 PM Stage: The Last Wife
4:00 PM Stage: Smoke on the Mountain
7:30 PM Music: Daruish
7:30 PM Building Puppets in Prague
8:00 PM Stage: Outside Mullingar
8:00 PM Stage: Outside Mullingar
8:00 PM Stage: The Last Wife
8:00 PM Stage: Pygmalion
8:00 PM Stage: Building the Wall
8:00 PM Stage: Smoke on the Mountain
8:00 PM Stage: The Color of Light
8:00 PM Stage: Les Misérables
8:00 PM Stage: Hamilton
10:00 PM Stage: Maria De Buenos Aires
Sunday, Jan 28
12:00 AM Stage: Around the World in Eighty Days
1:00 PM Stage Hamilton
1:00 PM Stage: Hamilton
1:00 PM Stage: Les Misérables
1:30 PM Discussion: The Butterfly Project
2:00 PM Stage: Outside Mullingar
2:00 PM Stage: The Last Wife
2:00 PM Music: Farofa
2:00 PM Jimmy and Enrique
2:00 PM House of India Lawn Program
2:00 PM Stage: Pygmalion
2:00 PM Stage: The Mousetrap
2:00 PM Stage: Building the Wall
2:00 PM Stage: Smoke on the Mountain
2:00 PM Stage: Around the World in Eighty Days
4:30 PM Stage: Les Misérables
5:00 PM Tibetan Bowl Concert & Book Launch
6:30 PM Music: Pepe Aguilar
7:00 PM Stage: The Last Wife
7:00 PM Stage: Around the World in Eighty Days
Monday, Jan 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Jan 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Wednesday, Jan 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Stage: The Last Wife
Calendar

All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Stage

Twelfth Night
Until January 20, 2018

Hamilton
Until January 28, 2018

Pygmalion
Until January 28, 2018

Smoke on the Mountain
Until January 28, 2018

Les Misérables
Until January 28, 2018

The Color of Light
Until February 3, 2018

Around the World in 80 Days
Until February 4, 2018

The Mousetrap
Until February 4, 2018

Outside Mullingar
Until February 19

Exhibitions and Art

Memories Of Underdevelopment
Until February 4, 2018

Art of the Americas
Until February 18, 2018

Indonesian Shadow Puppets
Until March 1, 2018

Jewels of India
Until March 1, 2018

Recycled and Embroidered Textiles of Bengal
Until March 25, 2018

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

Art Of The Open Air
Ongoing until February 13, 2018

Kids

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

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

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

Ensenada Mexico Pacific Ocean Coastal Tour

Baja Mexico Grand Tour

Tijuana Foodie Adventures

Other

Tea with The Bard
Ongoing, first Sunday of each month

Kirtan Musical Meditation
Ongoing, Thursdays
12:00 PM El Cajon Oktoberfest San Diego County's oldest and most traditional Oktoberfest, featuring Germany's own Guggenbach-Buam performing live oom-pah music on stage, an array of German hot foods, sausages, pretzels and desserts, and German beers on tap. Games, dancing, raffles, contests, a Kids' Zone. $10 Friday and Saturdays; $5 Sundays.

Admission/Cost: $5 - $10

Location:
German American Societies
1017 S. Mollison Avenue
El Cajon CA, 92020
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Dates and times:
Friday, September 29 - 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, September 30 - 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, October 1, 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday, October 6 - 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, October 7 - 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, October 8 - 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 442-6637 or visit: www.germanclubsandiego.org
12:00 PM International Coffee Hour: South Korea International and domestic students share their culture with the SDSU community every Friday at the ISC!

International Coffee Hour is a long standing tradition at the International Student Center. Every Friday, from 12 noon until 1 pm, students share their culture through performances, presentations, songs and, of course, food.

The International Student Association (ISA) sponsors the event by providing a $100 stipend to students to help prepare for their coffee hour.
$1 Donations are encouraged to help support ISA.

Whether you want to participate by planning a coffee hour and sharing your culture, or if you want to experience and learn about a different culture each week, everyone is welcome!

Admission/Cost: $1

Location:
International Student Center
5500 Canyon Crest Dr
San Diego, CA 92182
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Friday, September 29 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 594-0679 or visit: www.newscenter.sdsu.edu
12:30 PM September Movies At the College Avenue Center From September 11 through September 29 the College Avenue Center will host a movie night. Titles include "A United Kingdom" will be shown September 11. "The Beautiful Fantastic" will be shown September 18. "Moguls and Movie Stars: A History Hollywood" September 25. " The Power of Forgiveness" will be shown September 29.

Age Limit: 18+

Admission/Cost: FREE - $2

Location:
College Avenue Center
6299 Capri Dr.
San Diego, CA 92120
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Dates and times:
Monday, September 11 - 1:00 PM
Monday, September 18 - 1:00 PM
Monday, September 25 - 1:00 PM
Friday, September 29 - 12:30 PM


For more information, please call: (858) 637-3000 or visit: www.jfssd.org
4:00 PM La Mesa Oktoberfest Revelers young and old alike will enjoy a full entertainment lineup across three stages, including traditional German music, local bands, and community performances Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Don't miss this time honored tradition as downtown La Mesa is transformed into a German paradise - hold on to your Lederhosen - 2017 is going to be one for the books! The La Mesa Oktoberfest is brought to you by the La Mesa Village Association.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
La Mesa Village
Spring Street at La Mesa Boulevard
La Mesa, CA 91941
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Dates and times:
Friday, September 29 - 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, September 30 - 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, October 1 - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.lamesaoktoberfest.org
4:00 PM El Cajon Oktoberfest San Diego County's oldest and most traditional Oktoberfest, featuring Germany's own Guggenbach-Buam performing live oom-pah music on stage, an array of German hot foods, sausages, pretzels and desserts, and German beers on tap. Games, dancing, raffles, contests, a Kids' Zone. $10 Friday and Saturdays; $5 Sundays.

Admission/Cost: $5 - $10

Location:
German American Societies
1017 S. Mollison Avenue
El Cajon CA, 92020
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Dates and times:
Friday, September 29 - 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, September 30 - 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, October 1, 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday, October 6 - 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, October 7 - 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, October 8 - 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 442-6637 or visit: www.germanclubsandiego.org
6:30 PM Bollywood Garba By The Sea Garba is a well known folk dance of India and is danced only on certain festival days, including September 29. Garba is high energy, and includes dancing in a large circle to encourage comradery.

Experience live performances, dance lessons, music and even get your own free henna tattoo. This is a great opportunity to learn about a new culture or do something different for date night.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
The Headquarters at Seaport Village
789 West Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA
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Friday, September 29 - 6:30 PM

For more information, please visit: www.theheadquarters.com
7:00 PM Music: Michael Kaeshammer Michael Kaeshammer, a prolific singer, songwriter, pianist, and producer, has earned a loyal international following as a triple threat. He's a piano virtuoso with a technical mastery of many different styles, an eloquent singer/songwriter, and a charming performer.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $30

Location:
Museum of Making Music
5790 Armada Dr.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Friday, September 29 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please call: (760) 438-5996 or visit: www.kpbs.org
7:00 PM 2017 Harmony and Motion International Music and Dance Festival Beautiful dancers, exotic and colorful costumes, virtuoso world-touring musicians, seductive Flamenco dancing, ethereal Indonesian orchestration, mysterious and enchanting tribal dances, sublimely poetic Persian classical music and dance, vibrant Afro-Cuban music and dance, elegant and transporting trans-cultural jazz, resplendent Ballet Folklorico, theater-shaking Japanese Taiko drums, Thai traditional and contemporary music and dance, and Brazilian Forró will sonically, visually and somatically take you to worlds you have never been to. Add expert cultural and musical guidance by a renowned ethnomusicologist, superb best-in-San Diego International food to nosh on at between Saturday shows, and free Sunday music and dance workshops.

Truly a theatrical experience like no other in San Diego!

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

Admission/Cost (per show): $16 (Students) $20 (General) $8 Children Under 12
Festival Passes (3 Shows): $35 (Students), $50 (General)
Military and Senior Discounts Available

Location:
Creative Performing and Media Arts Theater (CPMA)
5050 Conrad Ave
San Diego, CA 92117
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Dates and times:
Friday, September 29 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, September 30 - 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Saturday, September 30 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Sunday, October 1 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

To buy tickets and more information, please visit: www.harmonyandmotion.org
7:00 PM Music: Manny Cepeda Orchestra Quartet Bring your dancing shoes and join Q-Ban Street, Potro Norteño, Región Queretana, Los Montaño, and the Manny Cepeda Orchestra Quartet for live music, tacos, and tequila in our beautiful Lyric Court.

From Cumbia and Huapango, to Salsa and Norteña, these rhythms will move you to get up and dance under the stars. Everyone is welcome, so don't miss out!

Admission/Cost: FREE - $12
Location:
California Center for the Arts: Escondido
340 N. Escondido Blvd.
Escondido, CA 92025
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Friday, September 29 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please call: (760) 839-4138 or visit: www.artcenter.org
7:30 PM Stage: Anon(ymous) SDSU Department of Theatre stages Naomi Iizuka's drama, based on Homer's Odyssey, about Anon. The young refugee escapes his war-torn country and washes up on an American shore, where he "encounters characters both kind and cruel in a perilous journey to find home and his family." Randy Reinholz directs.

Admission/Cost: $17 - $20

Location:
SDSU Experimental Theatre
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182
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Dates and times:
Friday, September 29 - 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, September - 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Thursday, October 5 - 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday, October 6 - 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, October 7 - 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Sunday, October 8 - 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM


For more information, please call: (619) 594-6884 or visit: www.sa1.seatadvisor.com
7:30 PM Stage: In the Heights Moonlight Stage Productions concludes its summer season with Lin-Manuel Miranda (ofHamiltonfame) and Allegria Judes' musical about life in New York's Washington Heights neighborhood, a community on the brink of change, "full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you and which you leave behind." James Vasquez directs.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $55

Location:
Moonlight Amphitheatre in Brengle Terrace Park
1200 Vale Terrace
Vista, CA 92084
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Dates and times:
Ongoing until Saturday, September 30
Sundays - 7:30 PM
Wednesday - 7:30 PM
Thursdays - 7:30 PM
Fridays - 7:30 PM
Saturdays - 7:30 PM

For more information, please call: (760) 724-2110 or visit: www.moonlightstage.com
8:00 PM Stage: Speak Spanish To Me A story about young love across cultures, and the assumptions and stereotypes that mess it all up! Frank is a Freshman in college, but in order to fit in and avoid judgment he has to lie. That doesn't bode well when one of the people he lies to is his girlfriend, Elizabeth. It gets even more complicated when Frank has to negotiate race, class, and family on the college campus.

Admission/Cost: $8 - $15

Location:
Mesa College Apolliad Theatre
7250 Mesa College Drive
San Diego, CA 92111
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Dates and times:
Friday, September 29 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, September 30 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 1 - 7:00 PM
Friday, October 6 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 8 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 388-2621 or visit: www.sdmesa.edu
8:00 PM Stage: Wild Goose Dreams A North Korean defector who has left her family behind and a lonely South Korean father start an unlikely online romance as they each attempt to allay their fears and alienation in this inventive, lyrical and darkly humorous piece directed by Tony-nominated and Drama Desk Award-winning Leigh Silverman (Violet, Chinglish).

Admission/Cost: $25 - $40

Location:
La Jolla Playhouse
2910 La Jolla Village Dr
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Dates and times:
Tuesday, September 5 through October 1
( Please click on the link below for specific dates and times)

For more information, please call: (858) 550-1010 or visit: www.lajollaplayhouse.org
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