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Friday, Jan 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:30 AM Lunar New Year Lion Dancing
5:00 PM  San Diego Tết Festival
5:30 PM SDMA+ The San Diego Ballet
7:00 PM Music: Kambiz Pakan
7:30 PM Shen Yun Chinese Music and Dance
8:00 PM Stage: The Great Leap
8:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
8:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
9:00 PM Music: Railroad Earth
10:30 PM San Diego Midnight Lion Dance Show 2020
Saturday, Jan 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM  San Diego Tết Festival
10:00 AM Lunar New Year at SeaWorld
11:00 AM 2nd Annual Australia Day
11:00 AM  Balboa Park Chinese New Year Festival
1:00 PM Discussion: No Human Being is Illegal
2:00 PM Talk: A Child's POV of the Nazis
2:00 PM Shen Yun Chinese Music and Dance
2:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
3:00 PM Stage: The Great Leap
5:30 PM Celebration: Chinese Lunar New Year Banquet 2020
6:00 PM Year of the Rat Art Show
6:30 PM  Dance: Lakshmi Basile
6:30 PM  Music: Matrida Umoja Band
7:00 PM Dance: Zikr With Whirling Dervishes
8:00 PM Music: Railroad Earth
8:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
8:00 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
8:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
8:00 PM Stage: The Great Leap
10:00 PM International Student Festival
Sunday, Jan 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Lunar New Year at SeaWorld
11:00 AM  San Diego Tết Festival
11:00 AM  Balboa Park Chinese New Year Festival
12:00 PM Hands On Kimchi Workshop
12:00 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
1:00 PM Maki Ishiwata Workshop
1:00 PM Voices Of Hope: Survivors Of The Holocaust Share Their Stories
2:00 PM Stage: The Great Leap
2:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
2:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
2:00 PM Shen Yun Chinese Music and Dance
3:30 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
3:30 PM Indian Cultural Art Showcase
7:00 PM  Django JazzFest
7:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
Monday, Jan 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Book Signing: Jeanine Cummins
Tuesday, Jan 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 PM Talk: Symbols Of The French Language
7:30 PM Book Signing: Yangsze Choo
Wednesday, Jan 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Poetry for the People: African Americans
7:30 PM Music: Lerner-Moguilevsky Duo
7:30 PM Stage: The Great Leap
Thursday, Jan 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Cine En Sherman & Humano Film Festival
6:30 PM Sushi Making Class
7:00 PM Italian Film: Maccheroni
7:00 PM South Korean Pop Supergroup: SuperM
7:00 PM Book: Between Two Fires
7:00 PM  Human Rights Film Festival
7:30 PM Stage: The Great Leap
8:00 PM  Music: Sergio Mendes
8:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
Friday, Jan 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
3:00 PM Bojo's Place: A Musical Revue
7:00 PM Book Signing: Isabel Allende
7:00 PM Music: Kimba Light
7:00 PM  Human Rights Film Festival
8:00 PM Bojo's Place: A Musical Revue
8:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
8:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
8:00 PM Stage: The Great Leap
Saturday, Feb 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM 6th Annual Cuyamaca College POWWOW
10:00 AM Lunar New Year at SeaWorld
12:00 PM Human Rights Film Festival
2:00 PM Music: Ozokidz
2:00 PM Staged Reading: Hand Under Hand
2:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
2:30 PM DIY Miso Making Workshop
3:00 PM Stage: The Great Leap
7:00 PM Italian Film: The Girl in the Fog (La Ragazza Nella Nebbia)
7:15 PM Viennese Nights: A Grand Victorian Ball
7:30 PM Ludmila Peterkova String Quartet
8:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
8:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
8:00 PM Stage: The Great Leap
9:00 PM Comedy: Mike Salazar
Sunday, Feb 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Lunar New Year at SeaWorld
2:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
2:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
3:00 PM Bojo's Place: A Musical Revue
7:00 PM Ethnic Heritage Ensemble
7:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
Monday, Feb 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Feb 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Wednesday, Feb 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Poetry for the People: African Americans
7:30 PM Stage: The Great Leap
Thursday, Feb 6
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Stage: The Great Leap

Books & Literature

Book signings with an author whose writings concern cross-cultural and international topics.

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01/27/2020 - Book Signing: Jeanine Cummins
Warwick's will host Jeanine Cummins as she discusses and signs her new book, American Dirt. Jeanine Cummins is the author of three books: the novels The Outside Boy and The Crooked Branch and the bestselling memoir A Rip in Heaven. She lives in New York with her husband and two children. This event is free and open to the public. Reserved Seating is available when the book is pre-ordered from Warwick's for the event. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

También de este lado hay sueños. On this side too, there are dreams.

Lydia Quixano Pérez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. And while there are cracks beginning to show in Acapulco because of the drug cartels, her life is, by and large, fairly comfortable.

Even though she knows they'll never sell, Lydia stocks some of her all-time favorite books in her store. And then one day a man enters the shop to browse and comes up to the register with a few books he would like to buy - two of them her favorites. Javier is erudite. He is charming. And, unbeknownst to Lydia, he is the jefe of the newest drug cartel that has gruesomely taken over the city. When Lydia's husband's tell-all profile of Javier is published, none of their lives will ever be the same.

Forced to flee, Lydia and eight-year-old Luca soon find themselves miles and worlds away from their comfortable middle-class existence. Instantly transformed into migrants, Lydia and Luca ride la bestia - trains that make their way north toward the United States, which is the only place Javier's reach doesn't extend. As they join the countless people trying to reach el norte, Lydia soon sees that everyone is running from something. But what exactly are they running to?

American Dirt will leave readers utterly changed. It is a literary achievement filled with poignancy, drama, and humanity on every page. It is one of the most important books for our times.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Warwick's
7812 Girard Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Monday, January 27 - 7:30 PMN
01/28/2020 - Talk: Symbols Of The French Language
Learn about the symbols of the French language from a native French speaker, followed by a beginners French lesson on how to introduce yourself with a few words of vocabulary.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
La Jolla Riford Branch Library
7555 Draper Ave.
La Jolla, CA
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Tuesday, January 28 - 6:30 PM
01/28/2020 - Book Signing: Yangsze Choo
Warwick's will host Yangsze Choo as she discusses and signs her newest book, "The Night Tiger."

Choo is the "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Ghost Bride." This event is free and open to the public.

Reserved seating is available when the book is pre-ordered from Warwick's for the event. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Warwick's Bookstore
7812 Girard Avenue
San Diego, CA 92037
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Tuesday, January 28 - 7:30 PM
01/25/2020 - Talk: A Child's POV of the Nazis
The Lemon Grove Historical Society (LGHS) continues its Remembrance Project with Dutch native Lou De Beer, a recipient of the Coronado Avenue of Heroes Award, in an eyewitness account of childhood under the Nazis and his Korean War combat experience.

See startling newsreel footage of the German occupation of The Netherlands. Hear about his American family held hostage in concentration camps.

The Remembrance Project is an LGHS initiative in partnership with the Lemon Grove Library, to explore massive world events and their impact on individuals and the home front.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Lemon Grove Library
3001 School Lane
Lemon Grove, CA 91945
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Saturday, January 25 - 2:00 OM to 4:00 PM
01/15/2020 - Poetry for the People: African Americans
The Coronado Public Library is once again offering a seven-week poetry discussion class beginning on Wednesday, January 15.

This year, Poetry for the People will feature the poetry of African Americans. Led by Chuck Kamar, we will be discussing a selection of poems that reflect the experiences, views, and issues of Black poets throughout the history of the United States.

Participants are encouraged to share his or her insights to enrich and enhance our understanding and appreciation of the poems we read during this one-hour class.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Coronado Public Library
640 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA
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Dates and times:
On going from Wednesday, January 15 to March 11
Wednesdays - 11:00 AM
01/14/2020 - Book Signing: Kiley Reid
Warwick's will host Kiley Reid as she discusses and signs her new book, Such a Fun Age. An Arizona native, Kiley Reid is a recent graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she was the recipient of the Truman Capote Fellowship. Her short stories have been featured and are forthcoming in Ploughshares, December, New South, and Lumina, where her short story was the first-place winner in the 2017 Flash Prose Contest. In Summer 2018, she attended the Cuttyhunk Island Residency as the recipient of the Paul Cuffee Scholarship. Such a Fun Age is her first novel, with film and TV rights already acquired by Lena Waithe’s Hillman Grad Productions and Sight Unseen Pictures. Kiley lives in Philadelphia. This event is free and open to the public. Reserved Seating is available when the book is pre-ordered from Warwick's for the event. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Warwick's Bookstore
7812 Girard Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Tuesday, January 14 - 7:30 PM
01/12/2020 - Presentation: Shakespeare In Silent Films
Above all, Shakespeare is known for his use of spoken, dramatic English—not his plots, borrowed and adapted from diverse sources. Although he employed dumbshows within his plays, these are always in the context of the spoken word. But early silent-film productions of his plays silenced his incomparable verse. With language impossible in the medium at the time, the conventions of early silent-film acting came into play, attempting the impossible.

This is the critical problem: How to judge the success or failure of these early film productions not only within the broad literary aesthetics of the English stage, but also in terms of the new medium incapable of representing auditory speech.

Paul Majkut has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Shakespeare, Elizabethan-Jacobean drama, and the poetry of the English renaissance and 17th century in his career as a university teacher. He has been awarded two National Endowment for the Humanities grants (Cambridge - 2003, Oxford, 2010), and has served as a Fulbright Scholar (Argentina) and Fulbright Senior Specialist (Finland, Germany, Mexico). For over a decade, he was the drama and film critic for The San Diego Review, winning numerous press awards, including reviews of Old Globe productions of Romeo and Juliet, Othello, and As You Like It, as well as films (Richard III, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream).

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Mission Valley Library
2123 Fenton Parkway
San Diego, CA 92108
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Sunday, January 12 - 2:00 PM
01/07/2019 - Participate In Reading Shakespeare
The San Diego Shakespeare Society will hold it's monthly reading in the Winn Room on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM We'll be reading Hamlet, Part I. You can bring your own text, borrow one from the Library or bring the text up on your phone. Shakespeare was meant to be read aloud--join us to participate or just listen.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Coronado Library
640 Orange Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118
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Tuesday, January 7 - 6:30 PM
12/15/2019 - A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play
Based on the classic by Charles Dickens Join us in the studios of WOTC radio as we broadcast the Charles Dickens classic tale of miserly curmudgeon Ebenezer Scrooge and his visits from the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. An OTC original adaptation. Family-friendly.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $29

Location:
Sunshine Brooks Theatre
217 N. Coast Highway
Oceanside, CA 92054
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Dates and times:
Friday, December 13 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, December 14 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Sunday, December 15 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 15 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday, December 20 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, December 21 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Sunday, December 22 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
12/17/2019 - Open Reading: The Merry Wives Of Windsor
Sir John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. But it’s the women of Windsor who pull the strings in this story... ~From Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC)

Connie Boyd, the Director, has taught Drama and English for 28 years at San Pasqual High School. Took students to Fullerton, Thespians, Drama Teachers Association of Southern California, and English Speaking Union Shakespeare competitions. They performed in in-classroom presentations of poetry and short scenes. Directed and acted at Patio Playhouse for 33 years

You’re invited! welcome. We recast after every scene so all who want to get a chance to read. All casting is non-gender specific so women can read men's roles and vice-versa. If you’d like to just listen that’s OK too. Please bring a copy of the play if possible. We MAY have a couple of extra copies. Your cell phones can also bring up the text. The benefit to you when you read Shakespeare out loud is that you sharpen your cold reading skills whether you’re an actor or someone who just enjoys speaking and hearing the wonderful poetry and graceful language. It doesn't hurt your street cred either

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Barnes & Noble Escondido
810 West Valley Parkway
Escondido, CA 92025
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Tuesday, December 17 - 6:30 PM
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