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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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< Wednesday, March 20, 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
All Day 26th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival Media Arts Center San Diego presents the 26th annual San Diego Latino Film Festival. The festival will occupy five screens for eleven days and will present over 100 films from Latin America, the United States and Spain. There will be opening-night and closing-night parties with the 4rd Annual Sonido Latino Beer & Wine Festival, Q&A sessions with visiting filmmakers, and free student outreach screenings. Audiences will have the rare opportunity to meet filmmakers and actors from all over the world.

Sortable List of Festival Films

Complete Film Schedule:



Admission/Cost: For films - $12.00 General, $10.00 Students and Seniors. Festival packs and passes available. Additional charge for some special events.

Locations:
AMC 18 Fashion Valley Cinema
7037 Friars Road
San Diego, CA 92108
MAP

Media Arts Center
2921 El Cajon Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92104
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from March 14 to March 24
Times and venues vary

For more information, please visit: www.2019.sdlatinofilm.com
All Day Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival (Sakura Matsuri) This year marks the Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego's 14th annual Cherry Blossom Festival! This year is special as the Garden transitions to a week long celebration featuring special ticketed evening programs as well as fan favorite vendors and performers. Visitors will enjoy the Japanese custom of hanami - appreciating the beauty of cherry blossom flowers.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $12

Location:
Japanese Friendship Garden
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Dates and times:
Monday, March 18 - 10:00 AM to Sunday, March 24 - 6:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.niwa.org
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Stage

Nine, the Musical
Until May 19, 2019

Chaps!
Until May 26, 2019

* Note: newest and shorter run productions can be found in our regular calendar listings.

Exhibitions and Art

Lung Hsiang Chinese Brush Painting Exhibit & Sale
Until July 8, 2019

Between Two Worlds
Until July 28, 2019

Art of East Asia
Until December 31, 2019

Art Of The 20th Century
Ongoing until December 31, 2019

German Expressionism
Ongoing until December 31, 2019

Barrio Art Crawl
Ongoing, every 2nd Saturday of each month

Places

Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
Ongoing, 3rd Tuesday of each month

Walking Tour of Asian Pacific Historic District
Ongoing, every 2nd Saturday of each month

Kids

Kids Meet Mandarin
Ongoing Fridays

Chinese Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Spanish Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Bilingual Storytime
Ongoing Fridays

Classes and Workshops

Argentine Tango Series
Ongoing Wednesdays until October 3

French Bench
Until Saturday, December 15

Capoeira Angola de Sao Bento Grande
Ongoing Saturday

West African Dance Class
Ongoing Sunday

Mahjong Lessons
Ongoing Thursdays

Ki Energy Healing Clinic
Ongoing Wednesdays

Emei Qigong Practice
Ongoing Saturdays

Middle-Eastern Drum & Belly Dance Class
Ongoing until December 17

Kokedama Workshop
Ongoing every 1st and 3rd Tuesday

Irish Gaelic Conversation Circle
Ongoing Tuesdays

Tai Chi Workshop
Ongoing Saturdays

African Dance Class
Ongoing Sundays

Salsa Class
Ongoing Tuesdays
6:00 PM Documentary: Our Lost Years Premiere of new documentary by local filmmaker Lane Nishikawa on the internment of 120,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans during World War II, followed by questions and answers with the filmmaker.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $20

Location:
UltraStar Mission Valley
Hazard Center
7510 Hazard Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92108
MAP

Wednesday, March 20 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.jaclsandiego.org
7:00 PM Stage: Les Misérables (School Edition) Steele Canyon High School presents the world's longest running musical. The production includes over 130 students in the cast, crew and orchestra. Released from years of unjust imprisonment, Jean Valjean finds only mistrust and mistreatment while trying to start a new life. Nicole LaBella directs with musical direction by Heather Luck.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $15

Location:
Steele Canyon High School Theater
12440 Campo Rd
Spring Valley CA 91978
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Dates and times:
From March 20 until Sunday, March 24
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday - 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday - 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.onthestage.com
7:00 PM Film & Discussion: Green Book An effervescent road tour through the Jim Crow South. A lifetime friendship develops between a cultured black concert pianist (Mahershala Ali) and his driver, a Bronx bouncer (Viggo Mortensen).

2019 Academy Awards Winner: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali) and Best Original Screenplay.

Discussion after the film with instructor Ralph DeLauro, in Liberty Hall, on the second floor of Paradise Village.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Paradise Village, Liberty Hall
2700 East Fourth Street
National City, CA 91950
MAP

Wednesday, March 20 - 7:00 PM

For more information please call: (619) 475-5040
8:00 PM Stage: Blurred at the Edges A one-person play, written and performed by Steven Oberman, pays tribute to a pioneer for the humane care of those with developmental disabilities. The play takes audiences to England of 1887, where Dr. John Langdon Down, the namesake for Down's Syndrome, prepares for another day at Normansfield, his residential hospital for the "feeble-minded." As Down chronicles his medical career specializing in the moral treatment of the mentally disabled, a surprise letter arrives with dire consequences for one of his patients. Although still affected by personal tragedies, Down must persevere in order to effectively fight for his patient's well-being.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $25

Location:
Diversionary Theatre
4545 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92116
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Tuesday, March 19 until Wednesday, March 27
Tuesdays and Wednesdays - 8:00 PM
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