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Wednesday, Feb 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:00 PM Festival: Lunar New Year at Canyon Vista
6:00 PM Mexico's Upcoming Elections and What They Mean for the U.S.
6:00 PM Film: Clinica de Migrantes
6:00 PM Cooking Workshop: Italian Formaggio E Vino
7:00 PM Stage: Uncle Vanya
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
Calendar

< Saturday, December 23, 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
4:30 PM Festival: Global Winter Wonderland This multi-cultural holiday festival features traditional illuminated Chinese lanterns plus live acrobatic performances, rides, carnival games and international cuisine. The 50-foot, artisan handcrafted lanterns depict scenes from across the globe, encompassing the theme, "Holidays Around the World."

Admission/Cost: $18

Location:
SDCCU Stadium
9449 Friars Road
San Diego, CA 92108
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Sunday, November 19 until Sunday, January 7 - 2018
Everyday - 4:30 PM to 10:00 PM

For more information, please call: (510) 962-8586 or visit: www.globalwonderland.com
6:00 PM Russian Grand Ballet Presents “The Nutcracker” Russian Grand Ballet is proud to present the world's most loved Christmas classic danced by Russia's brightest ballet stars.

Before there was Toy Story, there was "The Nutcracker." Masha, one of ballet's pluckiest heroines, journeys to a land where toys come to life. This magical fantasy, based on a fairy tale by Hoffman isn't just for Christmas.

Tchaikovsky's lustrous music and the magnificent choreography of Marius Petipa have made this beloved story a must-see for children of all ages.

Admission/Cost: $35 - $85

Location:
California Center for the Arts: Escondido
340 N. Escondido Blvd.
Escondido, CA 92025
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Saturday, December 23 - 6:00 PM

For more information, please call: (800) 988-4253 or visit: www.artcenter.org
7:30 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker This elaborate production will take you on Clara's magical journey from her family Christmas party where toy soldiers and mice become life sized to the enchanted Snow Forest and the Land of Sweets where she is welcomed by the Sugar Plum Fairy. Accompanied by the City Ballet Orchestra and Chorus. Following each matinee performance, members of the cast will be in the lobby to greet audience members and pose for photos. Runs through Christmas Eve.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $85

Location:
Spreckels Theatre
121 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Friday, December 8 - 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, December 9 - 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Saturday, December 9 - 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, December 10 - 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Friday, December 15 - 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, December 16 - 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Saturday, December 16 - 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, December 17 - 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Friday, December 22 - 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, December 23 - 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Saturday, December 23 - 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, December 24 - 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
8:00 PM Music: The English Beat Hailing from working-class Birmingham, England, The English Beat entered the music scene in the 1979 in a time of social, political and musical upheaval. Into this storm came they came, trying to calm the waters with their simple message of love and unity set to a great dance Beat. The six member band consisted of singer/songwriter Dave Wakeling (vocals & guitar), Andy Cox (guitar), David Steele (bass), Everett Morton (drums), Saxa (saxophone) and Ranking Roger (toasting). The band managed to fuse all of their respective musical influences - soul, reggae, pop and punk - into a unique sound that was highly danceable. Along with contemporaries such as The Specials, The Selecter and Madness, The English Beat became one of the most popular and influential bands of the British Ska movement. Over the course of the three albums, The English Beat achieved great success in their home country, charting several singles into the top 10.

Admission/Cost: $25

Location:
Belly Up Tavern
143 S. Cedros Avenue
Solana Beach, CA 92075
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Saturday, December 23 - 8:00 PM
8:00 PM Film: Dunkirk Director Christopher Nolan's rousing, boldly experimental spectacle captures the sounds, sights and spirit of the 1940 Battle of Dunkirk. A number of civilian boats set out to rescue 400,000 British/Allied troops trapped on a beach in France.

Admission/Cost: $16 - $19

Location:
Cinema Under the Stars
4040 Goldfinch St.
San Diego, CA 92103
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Dates and times:
Friday, December 22 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, December 23 - 8:00 PM


For more information, please call: (619) 295-4221 or visit: www.topspresents.com
8:30 PM Music: Ozomatli Since its inception in 1995, innovation and creativity have defined Ozomatli. Hailing from Los Angeles, the group found a way to represent the city's eclectic culture through music that appeals to the local community and the world beyond. Ozomatli's success is exemplified in an impressive variety of genres, from classic to modern Latino, urban, hip-hop and other world styles. The "Dioses del Baile," or "Gods of Dance," have created one of the most exciting, captivating and flat-out fun live shows touring today. They continue to harness their musical instincts by conceiving new concepts and forging new sounds that keep fans on their toes and the world dancing.

Admission/Cost: $32

Location:
Music Box
1337 India Street
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Friday, December 22 - 8:30 PM
Saturday, December 23 - 8:30 PM

For more information, please call (619) 795-1337
9:30 PM Music: El Vez Merry Mexmas For some, seeing "The Nutcracker" or "A Christmas Carol" are part of their holiday traditions.

For others, it's El Vez's (mostly) annual Christmas show. The self-proclaimed Mexican Elvis performs his version of classic songs, including "Brown Christmas."

The Chula Vista musician (who is also known as Robert Lopez) has received international recognition for mixing classic American songs with a Mexican influence.

Age Limit: 21+

Admission/Cost: $20 - $25

Location:
The Casbah
2501 Kettner Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, December 23 - 9:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 232-4355 or visit: www.casbahmusic.com
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