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Thursday, Feb 22
10:00 AM Seaworld Lunar New Year
12:00 PM Civil Society, Corruption and the Rise of Liberalism in Contemporary South Africa
1:00 PM Lecture: the Stories of Conflict at Home, Abroad, and in the Heart
3:00 PM San Diego Kuumba Fest
4:00 PM An Exhibit on the Life and Deeds of Dr. Shih-Liang Chien
7:00 PM Music & Dance: Flamenco Night
7:00 PM Stage: Cardboard Piano
7:30 PM Francisco Cantu in Conversation with John Wilkens
8:00 PM Music: Alsarah & the Nubatones
Friday, Feb 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM Tijuana's Art & Architecture
11:00 AM First Annual Distinguished Lecture on U.S.-Mexico Relations
2:00 PM San Diego Kuumba Fest
6:00 PM Lectures: North County Black History Month Celebration
6:00 PM Border Art: Opening Reception
6:30 PM Poetry & Art Series: Edwin Decker, Al Howard, Anna Zappoli Jenkins, Viet Mai & People's Choice
7:00 PM Stage: Safa's Story
7:30 PM Stage: Othello
7:30 PM Music: Krenek, Britten & Rilke
7:30 PM Stage: The Diary Of Anne Frank
8:00 PM Stage: Cardboard Piano
Saturday, Feb 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Don Quijote Read-a-thon
10:00 AM Kumeyaay Cosmology
10:00 AM Workshops: Indigenous Folk Art Dish Towel
10:00 AM San Diego Chinese New Year
10:00 AM San Diego Kuumba Fest
2:00 PM Stage: Othello
2:00 PM Stage: Safa's Story
6:00 PM African Presence in Latin American Lecture by Dr. Runoko Rashidi
7:00 PM Stage: Safa's Story
7:00 PM Play Reading: Mina's Revolution
7:00 PM Stage: Turandot
7:30 PM Music: Sacra Profana Building Bridges Between Nations
7:30 PM Stage: Othello
7:30 PM Music: Jesse Cook
7:30 PM Stage: The Diary Of Anne Frank
8:00 PM Stage: Cardboard Piano
9:00 PM Dance: Afrobeat meets Bollywood
11:55 PM Film: Mind Game
Sunday, Feb 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Film: Mind Game
12:00 PM World Foods Supermarket Chinese New Year Lion Dance
1:00 PM Art: Dongsheng Gao
1:00 PM San Diego Kuumba Fest
2:00 PM International Cottage Sampler Program
2:00 PM Music: Jimmy & Enrique
2:00 PM Stage: Safa's Story
2:00 PM Music: Beat Quest
2:00 PM Stage: Uncle Vanya
7:00 PM Music: Herb Alpert & Lani Hall Live at The Belly Up
7:00 PM Stage: Safa's Story
7:00 PM House of Erzulie Book Launch Party
7:30 PM Stage: The Diary Of Anne Frank
8:00 PM The Benedetti Trio: George Harrison Tribute
10:00 PM Mandarin House 2nd Annual Chinese New Year's Party & Fundraiser
Monday, Feb 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM San Diego Chinese New Year
12:45 PM Lecture: Why Vietnam Still Matters
4:30 PM Europe-China Relations: New Realities and Implications for the U.S.
6:00 PM Music: Javid & Naoko
6:00 PM Cooking Class: Shabbat San Diego Hamantaschen Bake
Tuesday, Feb 27
4:30 PM Black History Month Film and Conversation Series
7:00 PM Queer Film Festival
7:00 PM Stage: Turandot
7:00 PM Stage: Uncle Vanya
7:30 PM Lecture: Bioarchaeology of the Lower Rio Verde, Oaxaca, Mexico
Wednesday, Feb 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Film Forum: Spirit of the Beehive
6:00 PM FILM FORUM: 'The Spirit Of The Beehive'
6:00 PM Cooking Class: Chef Javier Plascencia
6:30 PM Discussion: Trekking off the Beaten Path to Machu Picchu
6:30 PM Music: Dornob
7:00 PM East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes against Humanity
7:00 PM Comickaze Presents Jen Wang & 'The Prince And The Dressmaker'
7:00 PM Film: Concert for George
7:00 PM Stage: Uncle Vanya
Thursday, Mar 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM San Diego Film Week
6:00 PM Chef Gilberto Morales, Haute Kumeyaay Cuisine
7:30 PM Stage: Othello
7:30 PM Book signing: Call Me By Your Name
7:30 PM Stage: Three Sisters
Friday, Mar 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM San Diego Film Week
7:00 PM Stage: Turandot
7:30 PM Stage: Othello
7:30 PM Stage: Three Sisters
Saturday, Mar 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM Music: Edo Bayashi and Kotobuki Jishi Workshops with Eien Hunter-Ishikawa
10:00 AM San Diego Film Week
10:00 AM Art: Treasures from San Diego's University Libraries
12:30 PM Music: Edo Bayashi and Kotobuki Jishi Workshops with Eien Hunter-Ishikawa
2:00 PM Stage: Three Sisters
7:00 PM Music: Dornob Collective in Concert
7:00 PM Music: Dornob
7:30 PM Stage: Othello
7:30 PM Music: Golden Bough
Sunday, Mar 4
5:30 AM Music: Edo Bayashi and Kotobuki Jishi Workshops with Eien Hunter-Ishikawa
10:00 AM San Diego Film Week
12:55 PM Dance: The Bolshoi's 'The Flames Of Paris'
2:00 PM Stage: Turandot
2:00 PM Stage: Three Sisters
2:15 PM Music: Edo Bayashi and Kotobuki Jishi Workshops with Eien Hunter-Ishikawa
6:00 PM Music: Brazil Jazz Festa
7:00 PM Music: Raga, Roots & Re Imaginings
7:00 PM Music: Velvet Caravan
7:30 PM Stage: Three Sisters
Monday, Mar 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM San Diego Film Week
Tuesday, Mar 6
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM San Diego Film Week
7:00 PM Music: Descarga Cubana
7:00 PM Stage: Uncle Vanya
Wednesday, Mar 7
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM San Diego Film Week
7:00 PM Queer Film Festival
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< Friday, October 6, 2017 >


9:00 AM Annual Meeting of the Southwest Seminar on Colonial Latin America The annual meeting of the Southwest Seminar on Colonial Latin America will take place at UC San Diego from October 5th to 7th, 2017. The Southwest Seminar is a collaborative effort among specialists from across the U.S. Southwest dedicated to promoting innovative approaches to the study of colonial Latin America. The Seminar's annual meetings serve as venues to exchange ideas and to encourage collegiality and conviviality among colonial Latin Americanists of varied backgrounds and with diverse research interests. Participants will present new works in progress, including dissertation chapters, articles in development, or sections of larger works. The eminent Latin American historian Eric Van Young will serve as senior commentator for the 2017 meeting.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Seuss Room, Geisel Library UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr
La Jolla, CA 92093
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Dates and times:
Thursday, Octobert 5 - 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, October 6 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, October 7 - 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 534-1996 or visit: www.ucsd.edu
10:30 AM Book Signing: The Sandcastle Girls Join us for a discussion of the 2017 One Book, One San Diego selection, "The Sandcastle Girls" by Chris Bohjalian.

In his fifteenth book, The Sandcastle Girls, he brings us on a very different kind of journey. This spellbinding tale travels between Aleppo, Syria in 1915 and Bronxville, New York in 2012—a sweeping historical love story steeped in the author's Armenian heritage, making it his most personal novel to date.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Casa de Oro Branch Library
9805 Campo Rd.
Spring Valley, CA 91977
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Friday, October 6 - 10:30 AM

For more information, please call: (619) 463-3236 or visit: www.sdcl.org
11:00 AM Steampunk Expo Gaslight Steampunk Expo is hosting an all-ages fantasy-themed festival. Guests of honor include: Tim Powers, World Fantasy Award winning author of Last Call and Anubis Gates; LGBT Fine Artist & Illustrator Alex Ferruzca, whose artwork evokes his love of steampunk with classic Disney characters; and local San Diego electrical engineer (retired) and 3D artist Greg Barnhart, who goes by the artist name of Vandegraaff Gearheardt, who uses variety of electronic contraptions to create motion and light activated works of art using Victorian mantle clocks.

This year's theme is "Steam Worlds of Wonder," and we will be hosting a wide variety of special presentations including: the curator of the Cassidy Lewis Carroll (author of Alice In Wonderland) Special Collection located at the University of Southern California (USC), Zofia Lewinsky; a Flights of Fancy Fashion Show; tea dueling; various maker and costume workshops; the Steam Fantasy Ball, with music by the San Diego Vintage Jazz Band; competitive tea pot racing; and two short film festivals, including a special screening of the short student film Steamwrecked. The event also includes a Vendor Hall, Maker Display Room, Gaming Lounge, Outdoor Stage, and a variety of presentations by industry professionals and enthusiasts.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $70

Location:
Town and Country Hotel and Convention Center
500 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA 92108
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Dates and Times:
Friday, October 6 - 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday, October 7 - 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Sunday, October 8 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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 San Diego International Film Festival The San Diego International Film Festival is the region's premier film event and one of the leading stops on the independent festival circuit. SDIFF offers a totally unique film experience; including world premieres, never before seen studio releases, the best in independent filmmaking and a full schedule of glamorous parties and intimate events with filmmakers. Join us Downtown at the Balboa Theater for opening night, Regal Cinema and the ArcLight UTC for screenings and featuring the beautiful Pendry San Diego as our Festival Headquarters.
See website for dates and times.

Admission/Cost: $16 - $600

Screening Locations:
ArcLight La Jolla, UTC
4425 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122
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Regal Cinema Gaslamp
475 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Wednesday, October 4 - 6:00 PM
Thursday, October 5 - 3:00 PM
Friday, October 6 - 12:00 PM
Saturday, October 7 - 10:00 AM
Sunday, October 8 - 10:00 AM

For more information, please call: (619) 818-2221 or visit: www.sdfilmfest.com
12:00 PM Ocean Beach Oktoberfest "Southern California's wildest and only Oktoberfest party at the beach" kicks off Friday from noon to 6 p.m with the inaugural OktoberStretch featuring live music, yoga classes, and games on the grassy area overlooking the beach. The festivities pick up Saturday morning with a free Drill Instructor Workout on the beach at 9 AM followed by the annual Brat Trot (a 2K family beach run) and a 5K beach run that ends at the beer garden which has a Bavarian brewfest from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM with unlimited tastings of 12 authentic Bavarian and homegrown Oktoberfest beers. A Ms. Oktoberfest competition, bratwurst-eating and stein-holding contests, and a Sausage Toss competition (with a prize of $500) close out the day.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Newport Avenue & Abbott Street
Ocean Beach, CA
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Dates and times:
Friday, October 6 - noon to 11:00 PM
Saturday, October 7 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM
5:00 PM Annual Polish Festival The annual Polish Festival in San Diego is a wonderful cultural celebration in Pacific Beach all about Polish culture, traditions and cuisine.

Polish Festival is a tribute to our Polish heritage, our pride as American citizens, and San Diegans, and an expression of the legendary Polish hospitality. During the festival there will be performances by Polish folk dancers and various musical bands. We offer delicious polish food and the best genuine imported polish beer. A wide variety of commemorative t-shirts, hats, and other apparel will be available for purchase during the event.

Admission/Cost: $5 - $16

Location:
Mission Bay and Beaches
1735 Grand Avenue
San Diego, CA 92109
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Dates and times:
Friday, October 6 - 5:00 PM to 11:30 PM (Age Limit: 21+)
Saturday, October 7 - 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Sunday, October 8 - 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 272-7655 or visit: www.polishmission.org
7:00 PM Stage: Just Like Us San Diego Repertory Theatre presents "Just Like Us," a reading that's part of a national movement responding to the rescinding of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy.

Based o the novel by Helen Thorpe, this documentary-style play follows four teenage Latinas in Denver. Two are documented, two are not. Their friendship unravels when politics dictate opportunities, or lack of them.

A $20 donation guarantees a seat in the theater. Free admission will be given on a first-come, first-served basis, depending on availabilty.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $20

Location:
Lyceum Theatre
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA
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Friday, October 6 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 544-1000
7:30 PM Mariachi and Orchestra I A joint performance of Mariachi Toreros de USD and the Greater San Diego Chamber Orchestra, with special soloist Javier Rodriguez of Los Angeles on trumpet. The concerts will be first of a series of performances in the 2017-2018 season in which the two groups will explore music combining the Mexican Mariachi band with orchestra. Directed by USD music faculty Serafin Paredes and Dr. Angela Yeung.

Admission/Cost: $5 - $10

Location:
Shiley Theatre at University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110
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Friday, October 6 - 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 260-7934 or visit: www.sandiego.edu
7:30 PM Italian Film: Era D'estate (Once in Summer) In the Summer 1985, anti-Mafia judges Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino, along with their families, are transferred to a safe house on Asinara, a small island north of Sardinia. The two judges are leading the work for the famous Maxi-Trial that will prosecute more than 400 Mafia members. Sparkling seas and a gorgeous landscape fit for a relaxing holiday are in sharp contrast with the constant threats to their lives from the Mafia and sabotage of their mission from within the Italian government. Based on actual events, this is the story of a friendship grounded in a mutual commitment to truth and justice — whatever the cost.

Admission/Cost: $8 - $12

Location:
Museum of Photographic Arts
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
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Friday, October 6 - 7:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 238-7559 or visit: www.sandiegoitalianfilmfestival.com
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
8:00 PM Music: All Roads Lead to Romany The Hutchins Consort will perform music by and inspired by the Romany people: the Gypsy Jazz of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappeli, Flamenco, and featuring Franz Liszts Hungarian Rhapsody no.2.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $35

Location:
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
890 Balour Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Friday, October 6 - 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please call: (760) 753-3017 or visit: www.hutchinsconsort.org
8:00 PM Stage: Billy Elliot San Diego Musical Theatre and California Ballet present this co-production of "Billy Elliot," a Tony Award-winning musical with music by Elton John.

Set in Northern England against the turbulent miner's strike of 1984, 11-year-old Billy stumbles from the boxing ring into a ballet class. After discovering his extraordinary gift and passion for dance, Billy struggles to find acceptance from his coal-mining father.

This production is directed by Neil Dale, choreographed by Jared Nelson and stars San Diego native Charlie Garton as Billy Elliot.

*This show contains adult language.

Admission/Cost: $22 - $72

Location:
Spreckels Theatre
121 Broadway, Suite 600
San Diego, CA
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Dates and times:
Friday, October 6 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 7 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 8 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 560-5740
8:00 PM Music: Michael Prophet and Roland Burrell Prophet's unusual crying vocal style has gained him critical acclaim over the past few decades among the reggae world. He is most known for singles such as "Love and Unity" and "Gunman."

Age limit: 21+

Admission/Cost: $27 - $32

Location:
Music Box
1337 India Street
San Diego, CA 92101
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Friday, October 6 - 8:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 795-1337 or visit: www.musicboxsd.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
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