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Tuesday, Feb 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:30 PM Discussion: Talking Race & Inclusion
Wednesday, Feb 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Mexico's Upcoming Elections and What They Mean for the U.S.
6:00 PM Film: Clinica de Migrantes
7:00 PM Stage: Uncle Vanya
Thursday, Feb 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Seaworld Lunar New Year
12:00 PM Civil Society, Corruption and the Rise of Liberalism in Contemporary South Africa
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 Stage: Cardboard Piano
7:30 PM Francisco Cantu in Conversation with John Wilkens
8:00 PM Music: Alsarah & the Nubatones
Friday, Feb 23
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
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
7:30 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
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
4:30 PM Europe-China Relations: New Realities and Implications for the U.S.
6:00 PM Music: Javid & Naoko
Tuesday, Feb 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:30 PM Black History Month Film and Conversation Series
7:00 PM Queer Film Festival
7:00 PM Stage: Uncle Vanya
Wednesday, Feb 28
7:00 PM East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes against Humanity
7:00 PM Stage: Uncle Vanya
Thursday, Mar 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Stage: Othello
Friday, Mar 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Stage: Othello
Saturday, Mar 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM Music: Edo Bayashi and Kotobuki Jishi Workshops with Eien Hunter-Ishikawa
12:30 PM Music: Edo Bayashi and Kotobuki Jishi Workshops with Eien Hunter-Ishikawa
7:00 PM Music: Dornob Collective in Concert
7:30 PM Stage: Othello
Sunday, Mar 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:30 AM Music: Edo Bayashi and Kotobuki Jishi Workshops with Eien Hunter-Ishikawa
2:15 PM Music: Edo Bayashi and Kotobuki Jishi Workshops with Eien Hunter-Ishikawa
7:00 PM Music: Raga, Roots & Re Imaginings
Calendar

< Wednesday, November 1, 2017 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Stage

A Raisin in the Sun
Until February 17, 2018

Vietgone
Until February 18, 2018

Outside Mullingar
Until February 19, 2018

Cloud Techtonics
Until February 24, 2018

Cardboard Piano
Until February 25, 2018

The Importance of Being Earnest
Until March 4, 2018

Uncle Vanya
Until March 11, 2018

Exhibitions and Art

Age of the Baroque
Until February 13, 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

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

Dances of Universal Peace
Ongoing Saturdays
12:00 PM Dia De Los Muertos Celebation At Old Town Día de los Muertos, is celebrated in Old Town starting on the weekend prior to the actual dates of November 1 and 2. This holiday is considered to be one of the most important holiday's of the year by many in Mexico and other Latin American countries.

The unity between life and death is celebrated when families come together and offer hospitality to the spirits of their loved ones. This event is designed to celebrate the history, culture and heritage of the San Diego region and to pay homage to this very important and festive tradition. Old Town's diverse and historic legacy makes it the best site in San Diego to hold this celebration.

Old Town itself takes the place of the mercado, a traditional marketplace, providing goods, entertainment,
and regional foods. There will be entertainment and activities for participants of all ages to enjoy.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
4002 Wallace St.
San Diego, CA
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Dates and times:
Saturday, October 28 - 10:00 AM to 9:15 PM
Sunday, October 29 - 10:00 AM to 8:15 PM
Wednesday, November 1 - 10:00 AM to 9:30 PM
Thursday, November 2 - 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.parks.ca.gov
1:00 PM Exhibition: KANTHA - Recycled and Embroidered Textiles of Bengal Celebrating an art form based on the act of recycling, Mingei International Museum will feature traditional quilted textiles, lovingly created from the remnants of worn garments in "KANTHA—Recycled and Embroidered Textiles of Bengal."

Kanthas are made in what is today-West Bengal, India, and Bangladesh. The area of Bengal, where the Ganges River flows into the Bay of Bengal, has historically been the source of the finest cotton ever produced, used in a kind of embroidery known as kantha.

Completely handmade and embroidered with thread taken from the colored borders of cast-off saris, kanthas depict vivid scenery and elements drawn from a rich local repertoire. They are often stitched in honor of births, weddings, and other ceremonial occasions; and they feature human figures, animals, gods and goddesses, buildings, and design motifs such as paisleys and pinwheels. Dating from the late 19th to the early 20th centuries, this exhibition features over 40 kanthas, including bed covers, mirror covers, wrapping cloths for books and other valuables, and floor covers and mats, all from the museum's collection.

Admission/Cost: $7 - $10

Location:
Mingei International Museum
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA
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Dates and times:
The exhibition is on view October 28, 2017 to March 25, 2018

For additional details call (619) 239-0003
3:30 PM Dia De los Muertos UCSD The Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies will be celebrating Día de los Muertos. Join us for altars, pan de muerto and Mexican hot chocolate, plus a Mariachi band!

The Day of the Dead (El Día de los Muertos or All Souls' Day) is a holiday celebrated in Mexico and Latin America. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for, and remember, friends and family members who have died. Traditions include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts.

Admission/Cost: FREE RSVP

Location:
Institute of the Americas Plaza
1011 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Wednesday, November 1 - 3:30 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 534-2657 or visit:
www.calendar.ucsd.edu
6:00 PM 22nd Annual Día De Los Muertos Festival Come and celebrate el Día de los Muertos with music, art, ballet folklórico and more. This year we celebrate our 22nd annual Festival, and it is going to be better than ever. As always, attendees will be able to create altars to remember lost loved ones in a special area created by artist Eloy Tarcisio. For the children, we will have face painting, arts & crafts, and more. Food and handmade goods will be available for purchase.

This year's festival includes a live performance in the Concert Hall by Selena tribute band Como la Flor.

The festival begins at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Altar space will not be available until 6 p.m., but early arrival is strongly recommended. Guests will not need a ticket to enjoy the festival.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
California Center for the Arts: Escondido
340 N. Escondido Blvd.
Escondido, CA
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Wednesday, November 1 - 6:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.artcenter.org
7:00 PM Music: The Como la Flor Band The Como la Flor Band replicates the look, sound and feel of the Tex-Mex queen, Selena Quintanilla. Featured lead vocalist, Nira Perez Ruiz, has an amazing singing voice flawlessly matching Selena Quintanilla´s vocal range and on-stage movements, exactly. After 6 years, The Como la Flor Band has become the most respected and trend setter Selena tribute band in the nation.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
California Center for the Arts
340 N. Escondido Boulevard
Escondido, CA 92025
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Wednesday, November 1 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please call: (760) 839-4138 or visit: www.artcenter.org
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