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Sunday, May 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:55 AM Film: Porco Rosso
9:00 AM Festival: Portuguese Festa
11:00 AM House of Germany
2:00 PM Stage: The Sisters Rosensweig
2:00 PM Stage: The Madres
2:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
4:00 PM Film & Music: When Voices Meet
5:00 PM Music: Malladi Brothers
7:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
7:00 PM Music: Juanes and MonLaferte
7:00 PM Ballet: Don Quixote
Monday, May 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Film: Porco Rosso
7:00 PM Book Signings: The Time of Mute Swans
Tuesday, May 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 PM Music: Roots of American Folk Music
7:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Wednesday, May 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Talk: Jewish Muslim Romance Films
6:00 PM Discussion: Ukraine: Russian Interference
6:00 PM Film: America's Untold Story
7:00 PM Jewish Poets of the Past
7:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
7:00 PM Film: Porco Rosso
Thursday, May 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Art Workshop: Kokedama
12:30 PM Talk: The Making of Global China
4:00 PM Talk: A Korean Model of Economic Development
7:00 PM Stage: The Madres
8:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Friday, May 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Film: Firefly Dreams
6:00 PM Film: Coco
7:00 PM City Heights Dance Festival
7:30 PM Music: Natalia Lafourcade
8:00 PM Film: Hin Und Weg (Tour De Force)
8:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
8:00 PM Stage: The Madres
8:00 PM Stage: The Sisters Rosensweig
Saturday, May 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:30 AM Art Class: Kokedama
10:00 AM Harmony in Action Cross-Cultural Non-Profits Fair
2:00 PM Holocaust Survivor's Gripping Story
2:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
3:00 PM Music: Breizh Amerika
6:00 PM Music: Samahan
7:00 PM Music: Jenni Rivera tribute Concert
7:00 PM City Heights Dance Festival
7:30 PM Music: Breizh Amerika
8:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
8:00 PM Stage: The Sisters Rosensweig
Sunday, May 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM 38th Annual Ethnic Food Fair
2:00 PM City Heights Dance Festival
2:00 PM Stage: The Sisters Rosensweig
2:00 PM Stage: The Madres
2:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
7:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Monday, May 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:00 PM Spring Luau USD
Tuesday, May 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Les Miserables
7:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
7:30 PM Lecture: 1918-Death In Vienna, City Of Dreams
Wednesday, May 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Film: America's Untold Story
7:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
7:00 PM Stage: Les Miserables
Thursday, May 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:00 PM Talk: The Rise and Fall of a Fraud Investigator in China
7:00 PM Stage: The Madres
8:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Friday, Jun 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Les Miserables
8:00 PM Stage: The Madres
8:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Saturday, Jun 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Music: Sam Hinton Folk Festival
2:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
3:00 PM Mabuhay Festival: Filipino Independence day
7:00 PM Stage: Les Miserables
8:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Calendar

< Sunday, November 5, 2017 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Stage

Sherlock Holmes, The Final Adventure
Until May 19, 2018

The Sisters Rosensweig
Until May 27, 2018

The Madres
Until June 10, 2018

A Thousand Splendid Suns
Until June 24, 2018

Exhibitions and Art

The Big White Dress
Until July 1, 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

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

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

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

Other

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 Carlsbad Village Faire The Carlsbad Village Faire stretches 14 blocks, with 900 vendors offering handcrafted arts and gifts, art, antiques, jewelry, unique clothing, home décor, plants, and more. The international food court will once again feature more than 50 booths serving everything from Thai to Hawaiian cuisine. The children's area will entertain youngsters with games, a super slide, a bounce house, a rock climbing wall, and face painting.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Carlsbad Village, Grand Avenue
from Carlsbad Boulevard to Jefferson

Sunday, November 5 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please call: (760) 945-9288 or visit: www.carlsbad.org
9:00 AM Plebeian Film Festival The plebeian film festival is located in San Diego, California. It will be held November 3-5, 2017. Locations include the media Arts Center Cinema in North Park and a satellite location at La Casa Fuerte in Tijuana, Mexico.

Tarkovsky said that film was the Sculpting of time. We hope to learn how you, the filmmaker and our temporal guide, sculpt your thoughts and distill your expression in the form of the cinematic art that you share with us. it will be an honour to watch your film and be allowed into the world that you have created.

Age Limit: 18+

Admission/Cost: $12.50

Location:
Media Arts Center
2921 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92104
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Dates and times:
Saturday, November 4 - 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, November 5 - 9:00 AM to to 3:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 230-1938 or visit: www.plebeianfilmfestival.com
10:00 AM Jewish Book Festival: Foodies on the Farm Join us for a day of,talks, tastes, cooking demos, a hands-on class, and custom-created bites by our chef authors.

This event featuring stars of Jewish cuisine, will expand your understanding and build your appetite.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $140

Location:
Leichtag Commons
441 Saxony Rd
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Sunday, November 5 - 10:00 AM

For more information, please call: (760) 929-1090 or visit: www.sdcjc.org
11:00 AM Film: Princess Mononoke Princess Mononoke is a landmark of animation and a film of unsurpassed power and beauty. An epic story of conflict between humans, gods, and nature, the film has been universally acclaimed by critics and broke the box office record on its original release in Japan.

While defending his village from a demonic boar-god, the young warrior Ashitaka becomes afflicted with a curse that grants him super-human power in battle but will eventually take his life. Traveling west to find a cure or meet his destiny, he journeys deep into sacred depths of the Great Forest where he meets San (Princess Mononoke), a girl raised by wolf-gods who is waging battle against the human outpost of Iron Town, on the edge of the forest. The girl Mononoke a force of nature - with blood smeared lips, riding bareback on a great white wolf, doing battle with both gods and humans, she is as iconic a figure as any from film, literature, or opera.

Admission/Cost: $9

Location:
Ken Cinema
4061 Adams Avenue
San Diego, CA 92116
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Sunday, November 5 - 11:00 AM

For more information, please visit: www.landmarktheatres.com
1:00 PM Welcome To Colonia Libertad With Artist Omar Pimienta Part of the unDocumenta exhibition, Welcome to Colonia Libertad is a participatory art piece that emulates the bureaucratic practice of acquiring a passport. Guests will exchange an old voided passport at the Libre Consulate for a new Libre passport, created in situ with a photograph and fingerprints as part of the process. Voided passports become part of the Libre Citizens Archive and will be displayed in future exhibitions.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Oceanside Museum of Art
704 Pier View Way
Oceanside, 92054
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Sunday, November 5 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.oma-online.org
2:00 PM Lawn Program & Harvest Festival: House of Iran The lawn program is held every year on the Sunday following the Persian New Year, which is the day of the vernal equinox, around March 20th or the first day of spring. The new year is marked at the very instant when the sun leaves the astrological sign of Pisces and enters the sign of Aries.

At 2:00 pm the lawn program begins with the usual speeches and National anthem, followed by a musical program. Professional dancers from Los Angeles and dancers from the local Persian Dance Academy will perform some of their traditional ethnic and folk dances in their authentic costumes. In addition, there will be reading of poems plus singing and playing of instruments.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Hall of Nations
2191 W Pan American Rd.
San Diego, CA 92101
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Sunday, November 5 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 234-0739 or visit: www.sdhpr.org
2:00 PM Ballet: The Firebird "The Firebird" ballet is a Russian tale of love and magic. The story takes place in an enchanted garden deep in the forest. Prince Ivan wanders into the garden and discovers the Firebird, a mystical creature that appears to be a beautiful woman with a bird-like appearance. Prince Ivan is searching for a beloved princess who has been captured by the evil magician, Kaschei. The Firebird uses her special powers to help Prince Ivan and teaches him how the power of love overcomes evil. This large cast ballet with elaborate scenery and costumes, Igor Stravinsky's amazing score, combined with Elizabeth Wistrich's choreography makes for a stunning theatrical experience.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $85

Location:
Spreckels Theatre
121 Broadway, Suite 600
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Friday, November 3 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, November 4 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, November 5 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 235-9500 or visit: www.spreckels.net
2:00 PM Music: Alison Luedecke Alison Luedecke celebrates Panama Independence Day with the help of Conjunto Folklorico Sonares de mi tierra.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Spreckles Organ Paviliion
1549 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Sunday, November 5 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 702-8138
3:00 PM Talk: The Chinese Typewriter and the Future of IT Stanford historian Tom Mullaney, in his new book "The Chinese Typewriter: A History," tells the story of a fascinating series of experiments, prototypes, failures and successes in the century-long quest for a workable Chinese typewriter. Today, not only have Chinese characters prevailed, they form the linguistic substrate of the vibrant world of Chinese information technology — transforming global communications and technology.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location
Geisel Library Seuss Room
University of California at San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093
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Sunday, November 5 - 3:00 PM

Registration for this event is required by November 5, 2017.

To register, please visit: www.eventbrite.com
5:00 PM Music: Nirmala Rajasekar Nirmala Rajasekar is a world renowned Carnatic veena virtuoso and educator of South Indian Music. She has performed in venues throughout the world and is a recipient of many awards including a Bush artistic fellowship, a McKnight fellowship, Rotary Vocational Excellence award and Best Senior Veena Artiste. She is known for her talents in exploring South Indian Classical (Carnatic) to create collaborative projects with other music traditions including western classical and jazz.

Admission/Cost: $25

Location:
Seaside Center for Spiritual Living
1613 Lake Dr.
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Sunday, November 5 - 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM

For more information, please visit: www.indianfineartsacademy.org
7:30 PM Music: Le Poeme Harmonique The San Diego Early Music Society presents French ensemble Le Poème Harmonique, performing Spanish-style dance music as adapted in 17th-century France with mezzo-soprano Isabelle Druet.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $45

Location:
St. James by the Sea Epicopal Church
743 Prospect Street
San Diego, CA 92037
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Sunday, November 5 - 7:30 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 459-3421 or visit: www.sdems.tix.com
7:30 PM Music: Eugenia Leon The Day of the Dead, an important touchstone of Mexican culture, is one of our most beloved regional celebrations. Mexican singing icon Eugenia León, first known for her victory for her country in an international singing competition just two days after the devastating 1985 Mexico City earthquake, has maintained a high profile ever since, collaborating with the likes of Lola Beltrán, Willie Colón, José José and Mercedes Sosa. She is our special guest for this day honoring family connection and remembrance.

Admission/Cost: $27 - $58

Location:
Copley Symphony Hall
750 B St
San Diego, CA 92101
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Sunday, November 5 - 7:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 235-0804 or visit: www.purchasing.sandiegosymphony.org
8:00 PM Poncho Sanchez Poncho Sánchez, is a Mexican American conguero, Latin jazz band leader, and salsa singer. In 2000, Sanchez and his ensemble won the Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album for their work on the Concord Picante album Latin Soul Admission. Age limit: 21+

Admission/Cost: $30 - $32

Location:
Music Box
1337 India Street
San Diego, CA 92101
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Sunday, November 5 - 8:00 PM
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