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Sunday, May 19
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:30 AM Film: Rettet Raffi! (My Friend Raffi!)
12:00 PM Book Signing: Nick Agelidis
12:55 PM Film: Bolshoi Ballet Carmen Suite/Petrushka
2:00 PM House of Israel Annual Lawn Program
2:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
2:00 PM Stage: Man Of La Mancha
3:00 PM Opera: Pagliacci
4:00 PM Sacra/Profana: Border X-Sings
4:00 PM Stage: Spring Awakening
7:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
7:00 PM Glorious Strings Indian Classical Music Concert
7:00 PM Nakatani Gong Orchestra
7:00 PM Stage: Gods of Comedy
9:00 PM Music: Dread Mar
Monday, May 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM Film & Discussion: Summer 1993
7:00 PM Book Signing: Alan Brennert - Daughter of Moloka'i
7:30 PM Music: Willie K
Tuesday, May 21
All Day Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Romeo & Juliet: Open Reading
7:00 PM Stage: Gods of Comedy
Wednesday, May 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Film: Está Todo Bien (It's All Good)
7:00 PM Stage: Gods of Comedy
Thursday, May 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Music: Alicia Villarreal
7:30 PM Italian Film: Questione di Karma
8:00 PM Film: Casablanca
8:00 PM Stage: Gods of Comedy
Friday, May 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Raza Visions Fundraiser
7:30 PM Stage: Man Of La Mancha
8:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
8:00 PM Music & Dance: Song of Songs
8:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
8:00 PM Stage: Gods of Comedy
8:00 PM Film: Casablanca
Saturday, May 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:30 AM National Tap Dance Day Flash Mob
10:00 AM Harmony in Action Cross-Cultural Non-Profits Fair
10:00 AM Czech That Film Festival
3:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
4:30 PM Oddissi Dance Benefit Concert
7:30 PM Stage: Man Of La Mancha
8:00 PM Performance: Riqueza Latina
8:00 PM Film: Casablanca
8:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
8:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
8:00 PM Stage: Gods of Comedy
Sunday, May 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM 39th Annual Ethnic Food Fair
2:00 PM Music: Alexander Gourevitch & Sasha Kolpakov
2:00 PM Stage: Man Of La Mancha
2:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
2:30 PM Music & Dance: Song of Songs
3:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
7:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
7:00 PM Stage: Gods of Comedy
Monday, May 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, May 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Gods of Comedy
Wednesday, May 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Gods of Comedy
Thursday, May 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
8:00 PM Stage: Gods of Comedy
Friday, May 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Music: Los Texmaniacs
8:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
8:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
8:00 PM Stage: Gods of Comedy
Saturday, Jun 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
3:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
8:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
8:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
8:00 PM Stage: Gods of Comedy
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< Tuesday, March 5, 2019 >


All Day Trinh Mai: That We Should Be Heirs Trinh Mai: That We Should Be Heirs That We Should Be Heirs encourages participants to engage in the lost art of letter writing as a method of alleviating burdens and promoting healing. By putting hand to paper and joining one another in this collective activity of personal letter writing, we can share in this intimate process of privately documenting the stories, hardships, and triumphs that connect us all. Letters written by immigrants and families of immigrants are encouraged. Letters handwritten in participants' native tongues are welcomed and encouraged. Writings by survivors are encouraged. This project includes on-site activities and off-site workshops during which participants will be asked to write letters to themselves and/or others to pay respect to those who have shared in our heartaches and the approaches we've found to quiet our pain. All writings will be rolled and bound with string, and therefore, will remain private as part of the installation.

That We Should Be Heirs aims to offer a hallowed space for the participants to release their burdens and their fears into the art. As more letters are received, the installation will continue to evolve. This project focuses on one of the most profound commonalities that we all have—our desire to heal, our constant search for new ways to alleviate our burdens, our hope to gain victory over fear, and the consistent need to let go of the things that have a way of hardening our hearts.

Location:
San Diego Art Institute
1439 El Prado
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Dates and times
Ongoing until Sunday, May 12, 2019
Tuesdays to Fridays - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturdays & Sundays - 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
5:00 PM Film: Totem—Song for Home Shingo Wakagi (1971-) is one of the leading photographers in Japan.

Born and raised in Hamamatsu in Japan, Wakagi studied at Rochester Institute of Technology's School of Photographic Arts and Sciences. His photographs have been published in magazines both in the United States and in Japan, such as The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, Switch, and Coyote. After returning to Japan in 1996, he has released a number of monographs that often focused on his family and friends in his hometown, including Eiji and Hiro (2015) and The Funeral of Takuji Wakagi (2007). He has also held a number of important solo exhibitions, including Wanna Be a Photographer at Leica Ginza Six (2018). Wakagi is also an acclaimed filmmaker. His debut film Waltz in Starlight (2007) was nominated for the Tiger Award at International Film Festival Rotterdam. His most recent film Asleep (2015), based on Banana Yoshimoto's novel, was the Centerpiece Presentation at Japan Cuts Film Festival in New York.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Village Towers 15A
U.C. San Diego
La Jolla, CA
MAP - [CAMPUS MAP]

Monday, March 4 - 5:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.ucsdevents.com
5:30 PM Talk: How China’s Authoritarian Revival is Undermining Its Rise Carl Minzner, professor of Law at Fordham Law School, outlines the looming risks of instability as China's reform era ends, and how this period fits into populist and authoritarian trends worldwide. Minzner delves into China's anti-corruption campaign and crackdown on civil society and human rights activists, analyzes elite politics and street protests and explores the radicalization that is taking place in Hong Kong.

Admission/Cost: FREE but Registration required.

Location:
School of Global Policy
Strategy Gardner Room
U.C. San Diego
La Jolla, CA
MAP - [CAMPUS MAP]

Tuesday, March 5 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

For more information, please visit: www.ucsdevents.com
6:00 PM 17th Annual Hillcrest Mardi Gras The 17th Annual Hillcrest Mardi Gras celebration returns with a fun and wild neighborhood-wide party bus party crawl! The spirit of the French Quarter is taking over Hillcrest so break out your masks, rock your beads, and revel in your most daring and creative Mardi Gras costumes while you enjoy this unique party crawl through Hillcrest's best bars, clubs, and music venues!

Our All-Inclusive Mardi Gras Party Pass gives revelers free cover and exclusive access to drink deals, collectible beads, doubloons, giveaways, and special offers at bars, nightclubs, and music venues throughout Hillcrest! Revelers also get exclusive access to our six decked out hop on/hop off Party Buses along with special giveaways and performances at five themed Party Stops! Revelers can ride and explore every party bus and hop on/off as many times as they want.

Participating bars, nightclubs and businesses will form teams and compete to deck out their roaming party bus. Each bus will feature drag queens, music, entertainment, and special guests with the sole goal of entertaining you in the most decadent and flamboyant way possible as you explore and visit as many participating locations as you can!

Early Bird Party Passes are only $10 and will increase to $15 after the first 300 tickets run out! Free parking information and a full list of participating businesses coming soon!

Ticket holders must check in at Will-Call, located at the Hillcrest Pride Flag.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $15

Location:
Hillcrest Pride Flag
University Ave and Normal St
San Diego, CA 92103
MAP

Tuesday, March 5 - 6:00 PM to 11:30 PM

For more information, please visit: www.facebook.com
6:00 PM Gaslamp Mardi Gras Don't wait until Fat Tuesday to celebrate Mardi Gras! Experience an epic Mardi Gras weekend party like no other! At the 2019 Gaslamp Mardi Gras: Fri. Sat. Fat Tuesday, March 1, 2 & 5 enjoy a Club VIP Pass that includes 8+ welcome libations, exclusive drink and dining dealsand FREE entry to not 4 but over 20 premier clubs and bars! Kickoff location is American Junkie, 628 Fifth Ave.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $40

Location:
Gaslamp Quarter
Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Dates and times:
Day 1: Friday, March 1 - 6:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Day 2: Saturday, March 2 - 6:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Day 3: Fat Tuesday, March 5 - 6:00 PM to 2:00 AM

For more information, please visit: ww.gaslampevent.com
7:00 PM An Evening with Anne Frank's Stepsister A Historic Evening with Anne Frank's Stepsister - Register Today! Enter the world of Anne Frank as told by her stepsister and childhood friend, Eva Schloss. At the age of eight, Eva became friends with Anne, playing hopscotch and drinking lemonade together. In July of 1942, both of their families went into hiding, and after some time were captured and sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. Miraculously, Eva survived. Her story is sensational and difficult to imagine, yet it reminds us that life is precious and fragile, that the power of good is immeasurable, and that love makes a difference. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Age limit: 18+

Admission/Cost: $36

Location:
Chabad of Poway
16934 Chabad Way
Poway, CA 92064
MAP

Tuesday, March 5 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.chabad.com
7:30 PM Stage: Chaps! During World War II, Tex Riley's Singing Cowboys are late for a live broadcast from London. What to do?? A BBC studio crew must act fast to fill in. That's what. Robert Smyth directs the Lamb's Players production, with musical direction by Jon Lorenz, and choreography by Deborah Gilmour Smyth.

Admission/Cost: $28 - $78

Location:
Lamb's Players Theatre
1142 Orange Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Tuesday, March 5 until Sunday, April 14, 2019
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays - 7:30 PM
Fridays and Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Saturday Matinees - 4:00 PM
Wednesday and Sunday Matinees - 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.lambsplayers.org
8:00 PM Music: Novo Amor and Gia Margaret Welsh multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer Ali Lacey, aka Novo Amor, first came to notice in 2014 with his Woodgate NY EP, although he'd already been recording as Novo Amor (Portuguese for "new love") for a couple of years. Last year saw a flurry of releases from the Cardiff, Wales-based performer, including his full-length Birthplace as well as multiple singles including the title track, "Utican," and "State Lines."

He put out his sophomore EP last year, as well as a collaborative album with Ed Tullett, so even though he's only been on the scene for a relatively short time, he has plenty of material with which to build a setlist. As to the content of that material, he's somewhat of a gypsy-sounding crooner who avails himself of the most modern sounds in dance tech, kind of like a contemporary Gino Vannelli as produced by Daft Punk, or disco-era Boz Scaggs crossed with Moby, as remixed by Pharrell. And there's often a message behind the music. "Birthplace" arrived with an earnest anti-pollution video that features champion diver Michael Board and a giant whale sculpture made out of trash. Even his tour vehicles and recyclables are designed to minimize waste, CO2 emissions, and overall carbon footprints, and he's been known to expound from the stage on environmental topics such as the deforestation of India and the efficacy of wind power generators.

Age limit: 18+

Admission/Cost: $18 - $20

Location:
Music Box
1337 India Street
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Tuesday, March 5 - 8:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.novoamor.co.uk
8:00 PM Music: Kikagaku Moyo San Diego has always had a soft spot for Japanese psychedelic rock, with spacefaring Asian bands like Acid Mothers Temple drawing some of their biggest U.S. crowds at local venues. God knows we have plenty of area acts whose platters could easily be passed off as genuine Japanese psych (Earthless, High Mountain Tempel, Harsh Toke, and a growing paisley subculture in Vista). With that in mind, it's no surprise that Kikagaku Moyo has worked their way up the local psychedelicene from Til-Two in 2016 to Space the following year, and now they'll be headlining the Soda Bar on March 5.

The group, which began as a street busking duo on the streets of Tokyo before evolving into its current five-piece incarnation, recently released their fourth full-length, Masana Temples, a collaboration with jazz performer and producer Bruno Pernadas. Unlike the electronically whispery approach of earlier albums, this time their freak-folk sound is brought sharply into the foreground, reminiscent at times of alt-pagan oldies like Comus or Gong dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century.

It's a bit like angry forest elves wailing away on ancient wooden instruments plugged into giant Marshall stacks, furiously churning out one more number before either falling down an LSD rabbit hole or setting their instruments afire and burning down the forest. Whereas Kikagaku Moyo's earlier work could be ponderous and somewhat soporific, the new album seems ideally suited for the kind of live electric exploration and improvisation promised for this tour.

Age limit: 21+

Admission/Cost: $15

Location:
Soda Bar
3615 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92104
MAP

Tuesday, March 5 - 8:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sodabar.com
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