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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
Friday, Feb 7
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
8:00 PM Stage: The Great Leap
Saturday, Feb 8
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
3:00 PM Stage: The Great Leap
8:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
8:00 PM Stage: The Great Leap
Sunday, Feb 9
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: The Great Leap
2:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
3:00 PM Bojo's Place: A Musical Revue
Monday, Feb 10
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Feb 11
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Food & Drink

Learn to cook ethnic and international cuisine!

02/01/2020 - DIY Miso Making Workshop
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. Learn: We will talk about the history of miso, its many different forms, and then make a large batch using various legumes.

Taste: You'll get to taste various misos to understand the fermentation process. Do: 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).

Eat: Then we'll enjoy one of the most popular miso dishes: homemade miso soup.

Admission/Cost: $47.5 to $50

City Farmers Nursery
3110 Euclid Avenue
San Diego, CA 92105

Saturday, February 1 - 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
01/30/2020 - Sushi Making Class
Learn the art of making and rolling out sushi in an informal, fun setting. Guests get to roll and enjoy their own sushi.

In this class, you will learn how to handle sushi rice, sashimi slicing, and sushi rolling techniques.

Chef Jeff Roberto will demonstrate and guide you through making your own hand rolled sushi.

We provide all the equipment and ingredients. We will be providing Chef Jeff's OMAKASE Menu with appetizer, sake and beer.Age limit: 21+

Admission/Cost: $55

Bayside Pavilion
640 Marina Parkway
Chula Vista, CA 91910

Thursday, January 30 - 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
01/25/2020 - Celebration: Chinese Lunar New Year Banquet 2020
The San Diego Chinese Historical Society and Museum presents our Chinese New Year Banquet, to take place on Saturday, January 25th, 2020.

Please join us at Pearl Chinese Cuisine to celebrate the coming year of the Rat with festivities that you will not want to miss.

If you will be unable to attend, and would like to make a 100% tax-deductible donation to the Museum in lieu of purchasing seats at the banquet, you may do so via the Museum's PayPal site.

We look forward to seeing you at our Chinese New Year Banquet 2020.

Admission/Cost: $125

Pearl Chinese Cuisine
11666 Avena Place
San Diego, CA 92128

Saturday,January 25 - 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
01/26/2020 - Hands On Kimchi Workshop
Learn how to make killer, gut-healthy probiotic rich kimchi!

Kimchi is an ancient Korean pickle (usually spicy) and there are hundreds of ways to make it! We will explore some of them.

Join Austin Durant, founder and Chief Fermentation Officer of Fermenters Club, as he takes you into the wild and wide world of fermentation!

LEARN: We'll explain fermentation and have a brief discussion about the benefits of making and eating fermenting foods, and the history and different styles of kimchi

KIMCHI FLIGHT: We'll have a variety of fermented kimchis to sample

BEER FLIGHT: Take flight with a variety of Second Chance beers, paired with each kimchi style!

DO IT YOURSELF: Roll up your sleeves and make your very own batch of spicy kimchi to take home and ferment. *Kimchi will be vegan with an option to add fish sauce.

Includes take-home jar of kimchi and flight of beer tasters (must be 21yo+ to enjoy beer)

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

Admission/Cost: $47.50 - $50
SAVE $5 when you buy 2 or more tickets!
Tickets without beer flight also available.

Second Chance Beer Co.
15378 Avenue of Science #222
San Diego, CA 92128

Sunday, January 26 - 12:00 PM (noon)
01/18/2020 - Talk: Is Americanized Chinese Authentic?
Culinary Historians of San Diego will present “Is Americanized Chinese Authentic?,” featuring Dr. Yong Chen, in the Neil Morgan Auditorium. The professor will attempt to answer a question many have asked: does America’s Chinese food represent a cuisine that is authentically Chinese? Starting with defining “cuisine,” Dr. Chen will move through the history of cooking throughout the regions of China, and ultimately demonstrate how what we enjoy at our favorite Chinese-American restaurants is widely recognized as a distinct Chinese cuisine. Dr. Chen received his Ph.D from Cornell University, and is currently professor of history at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of three books on the subjects of the history of Chinese in America and their cuisine; and co-edited another. Dr. Chen’s research has been published in leading academic journals, and he remains an important resource for many media organizations (such as Radio France Internationale, ERRV, Sing Tao Daily, Correio Brazilienese, National Public Radio and KPCC) in four languages, discussing issues ranging from food, race and immigration in the U.S. to Sino-American relations. The event is free and open to the public. A tasting will follow Dr. Chen’s presentation.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Central Library
330 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101

Saturday, January 18 - 10:30 AM
01/14/2020 - Book Signing: Jews on the Chocolate Trail
Join Rabbi Deborah Prinz on the chocolate trail as we explore the surprising Jewish connections to chocolate in this gastronomic and historical adventure through cultures, countries, centuries and convictions. Rabbi Deborah Prinz draws from her world travels on the trail of chocolate to enchant chocolate lovers as she unravels Jewish specialization in the business of chocolate. A book signing will follow the event.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $18

Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Drive
San Diego, CA 92037

Tuesday, January 14 - 7:00 PM
12/29/2019 - Wild Foodie Tours
Wild Foodie Tours conducts walking food tours in San Diego and Tijuana to celebrate food and culture! We venture off the beaten path to engage food lovers and travelers in a region's culture through food and adventure. Join us as we eat, play, and travel with locals!

All tours led by a native English speaking guide from start to finish. Perfect for dates, get-togethers, reunions, family outings, birthday celebrations, and day trips.

Tours include:
San Diego Dim Sum Tour
San Diego International Food Tour
Tijuana Street Food Tour for Foodies
Caesar's Restaurant & Downtown Tijuana Tour
Rosarito Sunset Dinner Tour
Puerto Nuevo Lobster Dinner Tour

Admssion/Cost: Varies, generally $69 - $89 Reservations required


Dates and time:
Varies (usually on weekends)

For more information please call: (858) 951-7470 or email:
01/05/2020 - Mochitsuki: New Year's Rice Cake Pounding Festival
Celebrate the New Year with Japanese music, food and fun. Bring your family and friends to Shimbashi’s annual Mochitsuki, Rice Cake Pounding festival. Enjoy complimentary mochi (rice cakes), ozoni (Japanese New Year’s soup), demonstrations and hands-on activities for all ages. A local Japanese choir group, Chorus Kaguya, will perform during the event. There also will be many other offerings.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Shimbashi Izakaya
Del Mar Plaza
1555 Camino del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014

Sunday, January 5 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
12/26/2019 - Holiday Food Truck Festival
Celebrate the holidays with visiting family and friends under Balboa Park’s dazzling holiday light display. For five days and evenings between Christmas and New Year’s Day, the annual Holiday Food Truck Festival serves up gourmet food from over a dozen of San Diego’s top food trucks, along with FREE live entertainment and fun activities for families. There will also be a rotating selection of games/activities on the Plaza, including giant checkers, hula hoops, bowling, cornhole, and giant tumbling blocks. Food trucks open for business at 12 noon each day, with the first set of live performances beginning shortly thereafter. From 4:00pm to 7:00pm, a different musical group performs in the Plaza de Panama. This year’s featured evening bands are Carmen Murray Jazz Trio (12/26), Finnegan Blue (12/27), Theo and the Zydeco Patrol (12/28), Sue Palmer (12/29), and the Bayou Brothers (12/30). Select museums are open extended hours, and various park organizations and community partners are offering booth activities for families in the Plaza de Panama. Visit for details and food truck roster.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Balboa Park Visitors' Center
1549 El Prado
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Dates and times:
Thursday, December 26 - 7:00 PM
Friday, December 27 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 28 - 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 29 - 7:00 PM
Monday, December 30 - 7:00 PM
12/22/2019 - Food: AfroVegan Pop Up
Sabor Piri Piri Kitchen: Combining Traditional Dishes From Mozambique Along With Other Neighboring Countries To Provide An Authentic And Unique Taste.

Freshly Faded
2850 El Cajon Blvd Suite 1
San Diego, CA 92114

Sunday, December 22 - 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
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