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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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< Thursday, March 7, 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
12:00 PM Talk: Origins of India’s Weakly Institutionalized Party System Why are party systems well-institutionalized in some settings, and chronically weak in others? Perhaps unstable party systems are more likely to arise in regions where nationally dominant parties monopolize political competition at the onset of mass-franchise democracy. Dominant parties crowd out political opposition. Hence the eventual breakdown of a dominant party entails the severing of party-voter linkages locally. In the resulting vacuum, politicians face uncertainty about the electoral prospects of newly emergent parties. This leads to a collective action dilemma whereby candidates defect from expanding parties and sort instead into smaller, fragmentary ones. Consequently, stable party systems fail to take hold. Sub-national evidence from India buttresses this theoretical argument. The success of the once-dominant Congress Party during the country's inaugural elections (1951—52) robustly predicts greater electoral volatility in the decades following the decline of one-party dominance in the 1970s. Differential patterns of nationalist mobilization during the colonial period provide additional support for these claims. Overall, the findings imply a striking paradox: dominant parties that help "bind the nation together" during democracy's initial stages sow the seeds of long-run political instability.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Social Science Building 107
U.C. San Diego
La Jolla, CA
MAP - [CAMPUS MAP]

Thursday, March 7 - 12:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.calendarucsd.edu
5:00 PM Art: Mario Torero Exhibit Reception Mario Torero is an internationally renowned muralist and a legend of the Chicano community.

This exhibition celebrates his public art and personal work. It highlights different aspects of Torero's life work, from the 70s through the present.

There is documentation of several community art projects, including videos by Horacio Jones and Christopher Oleata of the Pilgrimage to Machu Picchu. It also features collaborations with his son Pablo Acevedo and artist Berenice Badillo. During the reception there will be poetry reading by Poets without Borders.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery
7250 Mesa College Dr.
San Diego, CA
MAP

Thursday, March 7 - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sdmesa.edu
6:00 PM Art: Dia de la Mujer Exhibit Opening Reception Reduced, Restricted, Reserved but Resilient includes various visions and approaches of what is feminine. Feminization to transgender to masculinity viewed from the crumbling and dehumanizing perspective through the border relations of our times. Always being inspired by the history of woman who earned their place in the world by overcoming the tribulations and struggles that the patriarchy established. Some things have changed, yet gender-identity is still a battlefield. This project is a statement on the migration of women, focusing on the politics of gender.

Participating artists: Maricruz Alvarado, Flavia D´urso, Gerda Govine, Amel Janae, Kathy Nida, María Ríos Mathioudakis, Alexis Romero, Rebeca Segura, Teresita de la Torre, Victoria Martínez, Meredith Sward, Invited Artists:, Gabriel Boils, Carmela Castrejón, Molly Gabbard, Yetta Howard, Carmina León, FIfi Martínez, Marisa Raygoza, Luis Alonso Sánchez, Aida Valencia, Paola Villaseñor PANCA, Jeannie Vonborstel and Alejandro Zacarías.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
The Front
147 W. San Ysidro Boulevard
San Ysidro, CA 92173
MAP

Thursday, March 7 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.thefront.com
6:30 PM Opera on Film: Anna Karenina A spectacular, breathtaking, emotional, high-tech production based on the masterpiece by Leo Tolstoy. The dramatic love story between the married Anna Karenina and a dashing military officer, Alexey Vronsky, takes place amidst the glitter and luxury of the Russian nobility in the second half of the 19th century.

​The musical's characters struggle with overwhelming feelings of love and betrayal, passion and duty, hope and desperation. Although almost a century and a half has passed since the time of the story, the events unfolding before the audience are gripping and touching in their timeless quality.

Filmed at the Moscow Operetta Theatre.

Featuring Moscow musical scene stars Ekaterina Guseva, Natalia Bystrova, Sergey Lee, Andrey Birin, Alexander Marakulin, Lika Rulla, from a score by Roman Ignatyev and a libretto by Yuliy Kim.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $17

Location:
The Lot (La Jolla)
7611 Fay Avenue,
La Jolla, CA 92037
MAP

Thursday, March 7 - 6:30 PM to 8:45 PM

For more information, please visit: www.facebook.com
7:00 PM USD Mariachi Showcase Opening Night The USD Music Department presents a 3 concert Mariachi Showcase. Thursday evening the violinist Sergio Caratachea (of Mariachi Internacional Guadalajara) and his friends will perform. On Friday This concert features the USD Mariachi Ensemble (aka Mariachi Toreros de USD) directed by Serafin Paredes and the best high school mariachi ensembles in the Southland and nationwide, competing to perform in the Professional Mariachi Showcase scheduled the following evening on March 9th. Friday night's concert features the USD Mariachi Ensemble (aka Mariachi Toreros de USD) directed by Serafin Paredes and the best high school mariachi ensembles in the Southland and nationwide. Saturday evening is the grand finale concert featuring the phenomenal mariachi masters Mariachi Los Reyes and the winning ensembles from high schools selected from the showcase on March 8th.

Admission/Cost: $10

Location:
Shiley Theatre
University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110
MAP - [CAMPUS MAP]

Dates and times:
Thursday, March 7 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (Opening Night)
Friday, March 8 - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (Student Showcase)
Saturday, March 9 - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (Professional Showcase)

For more information, please visit: www.eventbrite.com
7:30 PM Stage: The Pirates of Penzance MiraCosta College stages Gilbert and Sullivan's masterpiece about swashbuckling pirates, sentimental lovers, bumbling British policemen, lovely maidens, and a stuffy "model of a modern major general." Once a pirate, always a pirate? Tracy Williams directs.

Admission/Cost: $13 - $18

Location:
MiraCosta College
One Barnard Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Thursday, March 7 until Sunday, March 17, 2019
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays - 7:30 PM
Saturday and Sunday matinees - 2:00 PM
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