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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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< Sunday, March 24, 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 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
11:00 AM House of Iran Lawn Program The lawn program is held every year on the Sunday following the Persian New Year, which is the day of the vernal equinox, around March 20th or the first day of spring. Since the celebration of the New Year (Novruz) is the biggest and most important holiday for the Persian people, the events in Balboa Park are very extensive. In their beautiful new cottage you will find a lot of the traditional artifacts and Persian hospitality starting at 12:00 noon. At 2:00 pm the lawn program begins with the usual speeches and National anthem, followed by a musical program. Professional dancers from Los Angeles and dancers from the local Persian Dance Academy will perform some of their traditional ethnic and folk dances in their authentic costumes. In addition, there will be poetry reading plus singing and playing of instruments.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
International Cottages
House of Pacific Relations
Balboa Park
2125 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Sunday, March 24 - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.thehouseofiran.com
11:00 AM Japanese Brush Painting Exhibition 17th annual Friends of Taka Sumi-e Art Show and sale of contemporary Japanese brush paintings by local artists studying sumi-e and other Japanese painting techniques. We celebrate the Year of the Pig with Sumi-e painting demonstrations, live Japanese Shakuhachi and Koto music performances, wearable art fashion show, Tea Ceremony, and door prizes.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Casa del Prado
1650 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, March 23 - 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, March 24 - 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.takasumi-e.com
2:00 PM Stage: Cabaret Welcome to the Kit Kat Club and Berlin in the 1930s. The Nazis are rising in power and life may be uncertain, but you are invited to leave your troubles outside and join the Emcee, singer Sally Bowles, and a wonderful and colorful ensemble who will tantalize and entertain you.

Admission/Cost: $22 - $28

Location:
Coronado Playhouse
1835 Strand Way
Coronado, CA 92118
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, March 22 until Sunday, April 28
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.coronadoplayhouse.com
2:00 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.

Cost: $10 - $15

Location:
Steele Canyon High School Theater
12440 Campo Rd
Spring Valley, CA 91978
MAP

Dates and times:
From Wednesday, 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
2:00 PM Stage: Bullshot Crummond On Stage Playhouse presents "British heroism at its dumbest." Otto Von Bruno and his femme fatale sidekick, Lenya, attempt to steal the secret formula for synthetic diamonds. To the rescue comes Bullshot Crummond, causing plane crashes, exploding pastries, and sundry devastations. Paul Morgavo directs.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $25

Location:
Onstage Playhouse
291 Third Avenue
Chula Vista, CA 91910
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, March 22 until Saturday, April 20
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.onstageplayhouse.org
3:00 PM Stage: The Pirates Of Penzance Jr. Set sail with this classic comedy that boasts one of the most famous patter songs in musical theater history. The wit and whimsy of Gilbert and Sullivan's classic score is suffused with a modern sensibility in The Pirates of Penzance JR., a swashbuckling musical journey!

Set on the rocky coast of Cornwall, England, The Pirates of Penzance JR. begins with a group of pirates who are celebrating the birthday of one of their own, Frederic, who has reached his 21st year.

Finally, having served the full length of his required time with the pirates, he decides to strike off on his own and become an upstanding citizen - which may even mean bringing the pirates to justice. This turns out to be a tricky prospect indeed, especially when Frederic's freedom is called into question!

Admission/Cost: $19 - $28

Location:
Ocean Beach Playhouse
4944 Newport Ave.
San Diego, CA
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from March 22 until April 7, 2019
Fridays & Saturdays - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday & Sunday Matinees - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
4:00 PM Indian Music: Prasanna Prasanna began learning guitar when he was ten years old and studied with Dr. C.G.Shanmugaraj (Raj Echo Orchestra), and then Samuel Thangadurai. After learning quite a few things on his own, in 1984 he started formal instruction with Tiruvarur Balasubramaniam. In 1989 he gave his first professional Carnatic music concert at the Madras Music Academy. He also studied with violinist A. Kanyakumari. Around this time, he performed several concerts in the sabhas in Chennai. Prasanna will be accompanied by Akshay Anantapadmanabhan on Mridangam and Ravi Balasubramanian on Ghatam.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $25

Location:
Seaside Center for Spiritual Living
Encinitas, CA 92024
MAP

Sunday, 24 Mar - 4:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.indianfineartsacademy.org
4:00 PM Japanese Shibori Workshop Shibori is a Japanese method of resist dyeing which goes back hundreds of years. Love Indigo and this trend-setting style? Join us for a Shibori Dyeing workshop. Please see calendar for special workshops including pillow shams, yoga wraps and more!

Admission/Cost: $55

Location:
Mint Studio
1923 Calle Barcelona #227
Carlsbad, CA 92009
MAP

Sunday, March 24 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.mintstudiosd.com
6:00 PM 11th Annual Brasil Jazz Festa Brasil Jazz Festa 11th Annual celebration of Brazilian jazz & culture features Bay Area artist Rebecca Kleinmann's Intuição Verdadeira, award-winning Danny Green Trio, and acclaimed Allison Adams Tucker's Bossa Nova Explosion, A Tribute to Stan Getz/João Gilberto. 2019 artists include Rebecca Kleinmann flute/voice, Rafael guitar, Scott Thompson bass, Julien Cantelm drums, Danny Green piano, Justin Grinnell bass, John Rekevics saxophone, and Festa producer Allison Adams Tucker voice.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $25

Location:
Dizzy's/Musicians Union Hall
1717 Morena Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92110
MAP

Sunday, March 24 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
6:00 PM Music & Dance: Celtic Celebration The event will feature a concert by the Máirtín de Cógáin Project. This group is lead by Cork Renaissance man Máirtín de Cógáin, who was crowned All-Ireland Storytelling Champion twice, a noted singer, a heart-beating bodhrán (Irish drum) player and actor. Joining Máirtín are Pete Polansky on fiddle, Ben Jaber on pipes and Michael Eskin on the concertina. Also joining Máirtín are dancers from the Malone Academy of Irish Dance. The concert will be full of Irish wonder as the Máirtín de Cógáin Project takes you from America's Southwest over to Cork in Ireland's Southwest. Explore all the charm and delights of Ireland through songs, tunes, dance and stories.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $40

Location:
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito
1036 Solana Drive
Solana Beach, CA 92014
MAP

Sunday, March 24 - 6:00 PM to 8;00 AM
7:00 PM Comedy: Paul Rodriguez Longtime comedian Paul Rodriguez has been making audiences laugh all over the world (in Spanish and English) for nearly three decades with his unique brand of humor that is a perfect blend of his Latin heritage, the American dream and his undeniable universal appeal. As an actor and comedian, Paul Rodriguez's multi-faceted career includes starring roles and featured appearances in over 45 films and countless television series and comedy specials.

Age: 21+

Admission/Cost: $22

Location:
The American Comedy Company
818 Sixth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Dates and times:
Friday and Saturday - 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM
Sunday - 7:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.paulrodriguez.com
7:30 PM Music: Roberto Carlos Roberto Carlos is the number 1 artist in Brazil, with a career spanning 59 years. He is a Latin American song idol, revered in many countries throughout the world. He is a living example of world success in Brazilian pop music. He has inspired affection, admiration and adulation among his millions of fans who follow him throughout Brazil and the world. Singer and composer of over 600 songs, he is the greatest example of the Jovem Guarda (Brazilian musical movement of the 60s)and consolidated his success in the 70s with romantic songs and unequaled charisma. He did not follow the trends but built his career around songs that speak of love, solidarity and faith in tomorrow. His greatest inspiration is love, from the innocence of youth (songs from the 60s), moving on to tumultuous loves and sensual awakening (in the 70s), to intense, earth shaking loves (in the 80s) and finally the discovery of true, mature, balanced love that is full of passion (from the 90s until today). He is an icon of credibility, romanticism, religion and family.

Admission/Cost: $39.50 - $550

Location:
Open Air Theatre
SDSU
San Diego, CA
MAP - [CAMPUS MAP]

Sunday, March 24 - 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.newscenter.sdsu.ed
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