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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
7:30 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: Uncle Vanya
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
Friday, Mar 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM San Diego Film Week
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
10:00 AM San Diego Film Week
12:30 PM Music: Edo Bayashi and Kotobuki Jishi Workshops with Eien Hunter-Ishikawa
7:00 PM Music: Dornob Collective in Concert
7:00 PM Music: Dornob
7:30 PM Stage: Othello
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'
2:15 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
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
Calendar

< Saturday, November 11, 2017 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Stage

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

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

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
All Day San Diego Asian Film Festival Pacific Arts Movement presents the 18th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival, which has grown to be the largest showcase of Asian American and international films on the West Coast. With over 150 films from more than 20 countries shown across six venues, the festival is the place to be for all moviegoers. The audience can pick from a span of genres: action, romance, comedy, drama, animation, documentaries, and family-friendly films. All films at 4:00 PM are free on weekdays.

Admission/Cost: $9 - $12

Location:
UltraStar Mission Valley at Hazard Center
7510 Hazard Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92108
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Dates and times:
Thursday, November 9 - 7:00 PM
Friday, November 10 to Saturday, November 18 - All Day (Films generally start at 11:00 AM)

For more information, please call: (619) 685-2841 or visit: www.festival.sdaff.org
8:30 AM Nature Walk from Kumeyaay Lake Walk the lands that hosted the Native American traditional fall feast and learn about the vast variety of sage/chaparral plants and animals that enhanced the celebratory menu on fun and informative stroll with your Mission Trails Regional Park trail guide. Meet near flag poles at the campground entry station.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Kumeyaay Lake Campground
Two Father Junipero Serra Trail
San Diego, CA 92119
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Dates and times:
Saturday, November 11 - 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Saturday, November 25 - 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM

For more information, please call: (619) 668-2748 or visit: www.mtrp.org
11:00 AM Tamale Festival With food, craft beer, and wine to purchase, entertainment, competitions (including the chihuahua costume contest and fashion show) and celebrity chefs.

Presented by the Escondido Downtown Business Association, the Escondido Tamale Festival, an official San Diego Beer Week event, is a celebration of tamales and all the great Latin foods that have become iconic staples of California's culture. It's a look back at the history of the Spanish and Mexican settlers who have influenced and contributed so much to our multicultural community and a show of appreciation for the traditions which have so positively affected Escondido.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Grape Day Park
321 North Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025
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Saturday, November 11 - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please call: (760) 839-4691 or visit: www.grapedaypark.org
11:00 AM The Hola Mexico Film Festival The Hola Mexico Tour 2017, a traveling film festival featuring six of the most popular and acclaimed recently-released Mexican movies, arrives in San Diego this November!

Media Arts Center's San Diego Latino Film Festival will be bringing the tour to the Digital Gym Cinema in North Park from Nov. 10 through the 16.

Opening Night Reception:
San Diego Latino Film Festival will be kicking off The Hola Mexico Tour 2017 with an Opening Night reception on Friday, Nov. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. This reception will serve as the annual Youth Scholarship Fundraiser for the Media Arts Center San Diego in support of the organization's year-round youth education programs. The goal is to reach $7,000 to offer 40 scholarships for this 2017-2018 project year!

Admission/Cost: $8.50 - $60

Location:
Digital Gym Cinema
2921 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92104
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Dates and times:
Friday, November 10 - 11:00 AM
Saturday, November 11 - 11:00 AM
Sunday, November 12 - 11:00 AM
Monday, November 13 - 11:00 AM
Tuesday, November 14 - 11:00 AM
Wednesday, November 15 - 11:00 AM
Thursday, November 16 - 11:00 AM

For more information, please call: (619) 230-1938 or visit: www.sdlatinofilm.com
3:00 PM Class: DIY Miso Soup In this hands-on workshop, you will learn all about miso, a magical fermented bean paste that originated in Japan many centuries ago. Miso is full of umami and is used to flavor everything from soups to marinades and salad dressings, stir-fries, to eggs. Cool weather is ideal for making miso, when the air is relatively free of contaminating microorganisms. Miso prepared during cold months will be ready by the following November, after the summer heat subsides and fall breezes set in. We will talk about the history of miso, its many different forms and then make a large batch using various legumes. You'll get to taste various misos to understand the fermentation process. You'll get to pack a mason jar full of miso to take home (but you'll have to wait a year to eat it). Then we'll enjoy one of the most popular homemade miso soup.

Admission/Cost: $37.50 - $40

Location:
City Farmers Nursery
3110 Euclid Avenue
San Diego, CA 92105
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Saturday, November 11 - 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 284-6358 or visit: www.cityfarmersnursery.com
3:00 PM The Culture Of Art La Vie Art Dance and Culture showcases the cultural works of New York Artist, Preet Srivastava.

Preet Srivastava's work is both a representation of the cultures present within the American paradigm, as well as, a reflection of the complexity and depth of any culture in global transition. It narrates the spiritual, personal and political act of defining beyond the confines of a culturally biased discourse. It seeks to evoke that prophetic sense which liberates verbal communication while emanating very concisely, "I am not an object -- I am an evolving idea, ideal, identity -- identical to no one." - Vikas Srivastava

Admission/Cost: FREE - $1

Age Limit: 21+

Location:
La Vie Dance & Culture
325 West Washington St. Suites 7 & 8 (Upstairs)
San Diego CA, 92103
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Saturday, November 11 - 3:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 560-6281 or visit: www.lavie.dance
4:00 PM Intrinsic Matter: Opening Reception The Japanese Friendship Garden is proud to have both Sammy Seung-min Lee and Kazu Oba as the latest exhibitors in the Inamori Pavilion. Lee and Oba bring their native traditions to contemporary art forms. Lee practices Joomchi, a technique from Korea that manipulates and felts mulberry paper. Oba practices traditional Japanese ceramic pattern and gravitates more towards utsuwa. Utsuwa translates to vessel in English and Oba considers his vessels incomplete until they are properly used. The reception will be held at JFG's Inamori Pavilion where guests will be able to meet both artists, enjoy hors d'oeuvres and beverages, and get a first hand look at JFG's latest exhibit. Sammy Seung-min Lee will also be holding a felting and casting workshop the same day from 11 am to 4 :00 PM. During this workshop, attendees will learn the same techniques Lee uses when working with hanji, Korean mulberry paper. RSVP: [email protected].

Admission/Cost: $5

Location:
Japanese Friendship Garden
2215 Pan American Road
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, November 11 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 232-2784 or visit: www.niwa.org
5:30 PM Bulgarian Dance: Xorotroptzi Bulgarian Folklore Dance Group Xorotroptzi presents choreographys from all Bulgarian ethnographic regions.

XoroTroptzi was founded in October of 2012 in Los Angeles, CA by Veselka Vasileva with the support and assistance of Alina Marinova.Veselka first discovered the beauty and uniqueness of Bulgarian folklore at an early age as a dancer and member of the dance ensemble, Nashencheta with choreographer Ivan Ivanov (Pleven, Bulgaria). She was instantly mesmerized by spectacular colors and intricacy of the folk costumes; uniqueness of the Bulgarian music and rhythms; and the diversity and radiance of the dances, but most importantly by the smiles and joy people experienced while dancing or watching a performance. Therefore, years later when she moved to the United States, she wanted to share her passion for Bulgarian folklore with fellow Bulgarians and anyone else who wanted to learn some of the most popular Bulgarian line-dancing steps and dances, called Xoro.

Admission/Cost: $17 - $20 Online (until noon 11/11), $25-$30 at the door.

Location:
San Diego Performing Art Center
4579 Mission Gorge Place
San Diego, CA 92120
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Saturday November 11 - 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.xorotroptzi.com
6:00 PM Music: Martin Nievera Martin comes from a family of singer on both sides. His Father is well known balladeer, Bert Nievera who was known as the Johnny Mathis of the Philippines. He gave 10 great years of his life performing with the premier show band from Honolulu Hawaii, "The Society of Seven." In those 10 years Hawaii was home and that's where Martin started dreaming of one day becoming a singer himself. What a lot of people don't know is on his mother's side his grandmother was metzo soprano, Lourdes Coralles who has never even seen Martin on any stage. She past away a few days after Martin was born on February 5, 1962, but she and Martin's, "Lolo" are remembered with every song he sings.

Admission/Cost: $49 - $59

Location:
Sycuan Casino
5469 Casino Way
El Cajon, CA 92019
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Saturday, November 11 - 6:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 445-6002 or visit: www.sycuan.com
6:00 PM Undocumenta and Wendy Maruyama Sip, nosh, and mingle with artists and fellow art lovers as OMA celebrates the opening of unDocumenta and Wendy Maruyama: The wildLIFE Project as well as solo exhibitions by Neil Brooks, Ellen Dieter, and Julia San Román.

Admission/Cost: $10

Location:
Oceanside Museum of Art
704 Pier View Way
Oceanside, CA 92054
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Saturday, November 11 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

For more information, please call: (760) 435-3720 or visit: www.oma-online.org
8:00 PM Music: Fabulous France Parlez vous francais? Whether you speak it or not, this concert of French masters has something for everyone, from Jean-Phillipe Rameau's exotically mythological opera suite to Gabriel Fauré's darkly suggestive music for a tragic stage melodrama.

The concert includes Maurice Ravel's bright, brilliant, jazz-tinged Piano Concerto (as performed by French-Canadian Ravel specialist Louis Lortie) and Ibéria, Claude Debussy's fantastic "impression" of a Spanish composer.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $72

Location:
Joan and Irwin Jacobs Music Center
750 B St.
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Saturday, November 11 - 8:00 PM
Sunday November 12 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 235-0804 or visit: www.sandiegosymphony.org
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