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Friday, Apr 19
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Women's International Film Festival San Diego
7:00 PM Film: Timbuktu
7:00 PM Stage: Boeing Boeing
8:00 PM Stage: Nine
8:00 PM Stage: The Servant of Two Masters
9:30 PM Music: Metalachi
Saturday, Apr 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Womens International Film Festival
11:30 AM San Diego Student Shakespeare Festival
7:00 PM Ecstatic World Fusion Concert
8:00 PM Stage: The Servant of Two Masters
8:00 PM Stage: Nine
Sunday, Apr 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Sweat
2:00 PM Stage: Nine
2:00 PM Stage: The Servant of Two Masters
7:00 PM Stage: Sweat
Monday, Apr 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Talk: U.S.-Mexico Relations and Trans-border Issues
Tuesday, Apr 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM Discussion: Demystifying Diversity
1:00 PM Film: Bye Bye Germany
3:00 PM Film: Diplomacy
7:00 PM Stage: Sweat
8:00 PM Film: Bomb, A Love Story
8:00 PM Film: Formentera Lady
Wednesday, Apr 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Sweat
8:00 PM Zimbabwe Music: Mokoomba
8:00 PM Music: Mokoomba
Thursday, Apr 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Workshop: Italia for Travelers with Paola Baracco
3:00 PM Indigo Dye Shibori Workshop
6:00 PM Ignite & Activate San Diego Summit
7:00 PM Music: Aterciopelados & Los Amigos Invisibles
7:30 PM Film: Roma Città Aperta (Rome Open City)
7:30 PM Stage: The Servant of Two Masters
Friday, Apr 26
All Day Ignite & Activate San Diego Summit
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:30 PM Talk: Immigrant Resistance in the Deportation Nation
7:00 PM Opera Celebration Concert
7:30 PM The Diary of Anne Frank
8:00 PM Film: Wings of Desire
8:00 PM Stage: The Servant of Two Masters
8:00 PM Stage: Nine
Saturday, Apr 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM 33rd Annual Linda Vista Multicultural Fair & Parade
10:00 AM Art: Little Saigon Stories
10:00 AM Bonsai Spring Show
10:00 AM International Mobile Film Festival
10:00 AM Chase the Spring: Qing Ming Event
11:00 AM Little Italy ArtWalk
12:00 PM Hanamatsuri Celebration
12:00 PM Tequila and Taco Music Festival
1:00 PM Claudia Lyra: Brazilian Folktales and Music
2:00 PM House of Finland Lawn Program
6:00 PM Filipino Pamana Concert
7:00 PM Music: Parisa and Hamnavazan
7:30 PM Music: Pandit Kartik
7:30 PM The Diary of Anne Frank
8:00 PM Stage: The Servant of Two Masters
8:00 PM Stage: Nine
10:30 PM Exhibit: Feeding A Thousand Souls
Sunday, Apr 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:30 AM Film: Pünktchen & Anton
11:30 AM Sake 101
2:00 PM Stage: Nine
7:00 PM Stage: Sweat
7:30 PM The Diary of Anne Frank
Monday, Apr 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM 29th Annual Multicultural Earth Day
Tuesday, Apr 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Witches' Night: An Exploration of Witches in Pop-Culture
7:00 PM Stage: Sweat
Wednesday, May 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:30 PM Debunking Myths: Migration, Criminalization of the Border. . .
6:30 PM Film: Angels Are Made of Light
7:00 PM Stage: Sweat
Thursday, May 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Stage: The Servant of Two Masters
Calendar

< Saturday, April 27, 2019 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Spotlight

One Book - One San Diego events

Stage

Bullshot Crummond
Until April 20, 2019

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Until April 21, 2019

Cabaret
Until April 28, 2019

Chaps!
Until May 19, 2019

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

Exhibitions and Art

On Being Gandhi: The Art and Politics of Seeing
Until May 10, 2019

Trinh Mai: That We Should Be Heirs
Until May 12, 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

Classes:Children's West African Drumming
Ongoing Tuesdays

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
10:00 AM 33rd Annual Linda Vista Multicultural Fair & Parade The Linda Vista Fair, held annually on the 6900 block of Linda Vista Road, (between Comstock and Ulric Streets) is intended to promote cultural awareness and understanding within the City of San Diego. Its numerous cultural exhibits, varied ethnic food offerings and delightful artistic performances are eagerly anticipated by residents and visitors to San Diego.

We are very excited for the 2019 Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Fair and Parade!
This year's theme is "Celebrating our Youth!"

&Bull; Three stages of entertainment
• Parade
• Multicultural food
• Carnival rides
• Kids Zone

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Linda Vista Road, 6900 Block
6900 Linda Vista Rd.
San Diego, CA 92111
MAP

Saturday, April 27 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 828-3101 or visit: www.lindavistafair.org
10:00 AM Art: Little Saigon Stories Little Saigon Stories is a collection of stories through photography and film honoring Vietnamese refugees and descendants living and working in San Diego's City Heights. The community event will be held in San Diego's dynamic Little Saigon Cultural and Commercial District along El Cajon Boulevard in City Heights, to commemorate the final installation of Little Saigon Stories, a multi-media art project honoring San Diego's Vietnamese-American community. The free all-day event will also include walking and restaurant tours of the Little Saigon District as well as a postcard-writing station for the international community art project PostSecret.

Little Saigon Stories is a visual story-telling project that has collected the stories of local Vietnamese refugees and their descendants who have lived and worked in San Diego's Little Saigon District along El Cajon Boulevard since the 1970s. The project was facilitated by the Media Arts Center San Diego, in collaboration with the AjA Project, Little Saigon Foundation and El Cajon Boulevard Business Improvement Association. The program was made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and California Humanities, with additional support from LISC San Diego and the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.

The April 27 event marks the final installation of the traveling exhibition, which will be unveiled at a pop-up art gallery at 4481 El Cajon Boulevard, in the heart of the Little Saigon District. A public gallery opening reception will be held at the site from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., featuring the Little Saigon Stories photo exhibit, film screening, artist meet-and-greet, cooking demo, Vietnamese bingo, coffee and tea and raffle prizes. The event will also showcase the District's dynamic business community through guided walking tours (at 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM), as well as a self-guided "food crawl" with printed tour maps of Little Saigon's many mom-and-pop dining establishments.

Additionally, a postcard-writing station will pop up at the intersection of El Cajon Boulevard and Menlo Avenue from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as part of the PostSecret community mail art project currently on exhibit at the San Diego Museum of Art. For over a decade, the anonymous storytelling project has gathered postcards from millions of people from all over the world to create a unique work of handmade art that releases their secrets into the world. Admission to all of the day's events are free and open to all.

Little Saigon Stories was designed as a platform for youth to capture, preserve and share the first-hand accounts of inter-generational members of San Diego's Vietnamese-American community. Over the past 1.5 years, program facilitators have trained high school students and young adults to conduct oral history interviews, develop their story-telling skills through video and photography, and engage with community residents to discuss their memories of Vietnam, journeys to the United States and rebuilding of their lives in San Diego.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Paris Bakery
4481 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92114
MAP

Saturday, April 27 - 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.mediaartscenter.org
10:00 AM Bonsai Spring Show The 54th Annual Bonsai Spring Show, educational demonstrations and lectures are free. Beautiful Bonsai will be on display for viewing while bonsai of various sizes and species will be on sale from club members at reasonable prices. Come early for the best selection. Room 101.

Admission/Cost: FREE

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

Dates and times:
Saturday, April 27 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday, April 28 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sandiegobonsaiclub.com
10:00 AM International Mobile Film Festival Smartphones bring storytellers using their mobile phone cameras to create films to San Diego from all over the world. This year we doubled last year's participants.

Connect, Network, Share Stories, Learn to make your own films with your mobile phone, Meet global filmmakers, celebrate Stories! Join Star Wars Steampunk Universe as they escort filmmakers on the red carpet before the awards ceremony and ask join one of the biggest global smartphone filmmaking Q & A Panels we have ever introduced with over 15 participants. Special VIP Guest Speakers from UK and Missouri. A special guest from Italy and much more!

Two competitions: Feature Mobile Films and Short Mobile Films screen a total of 31 films.

The world's official 8th Annual International Mobile Film Festival is a pioneer in the smartphone filmmaking industry. Only films shot with mobile phones qualify to participate in our film festival. This year we celebrate our 10th Anniversary since we launched from the idea of a traditional film festival to only accept and screen films shot with cell phones on a big screen.

Admission/Cost: $8 - $50

Location:
Marina Village Conference Center
1936 Quivira Way
San Diego, CA 92109
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, April 27 - 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Sunday, April 28 - 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.internationalmobilefilmfestival.com
10:00 AM Chase the Spring: Qing Ming Event Join Chinese Historical Museum in the Chuang Garden for an exciting Qing Ming lecture to learn how the Chinese worship their ancestors. To celebrate Spring, we will also have a flower making activity and a bubble craft project geared for kids and adults.

Admission/Cost: Free - $5

Location:
Chuang Garden
Chinese Historical Museum
404 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Saturday, April 27 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
11:00 AM Little Italy ArtWalk Join us for our 35th annual Mission Federal ArtWalk, San Diego's premier arts and culture event. This free two-day festival will fill 17 blocks of San Diego's Little Italy neighborhood with over 350 local, national and international emerging and established artists. It will also showcase every medium, including painting, sculpture, glass work, photography, fine jewelry and more.

Mission Federal ArtWalk will feature live musical performances, interactive art activities for kids (and kids-at-heart!), street food and many other special attractions.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Little Italy
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, April 27 & Sunday, April 28 - 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
For more information, please visit: Facebook Event Page
12:00 PM Hanamatsuri Celebration Celebrate Hanamatsuri, the Flower Festival and birth of the Buddha. Discover Buddhist taiko drumming, with multiple performances both days as well as signups to try the taiko drum. Also floral altar, Japanese classical dancers, martial arts demo, children's games, talks on Buddhist practice, meditation with shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute), sumi-e brush painting exhibits, Japanese food, farmers market, garden booth and boutique with craft items.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Vista Buddhist Temple and Japanese Cultural Center
150 Cedar Road
Vista, CA 92083
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, April 27 - 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sunday, April 28 - 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

For more information, please call: (760) 941-8800 or visit: www.vbtemple.org
12:00 PM Tequila and Taco Music Festival This spring, San Diego's popular Tequila & Taco Music Festival will be returning for its third year to the beautiful Embarcadero Marina Park South in Downtown San Diego. A huge success in its first two years, the festival will feature exclusive tequila sampling on Saturday, with entertainment, good eats and other libations for guests 21 and up available for purchase throughout the weekend. Ticket holders will have access to delicious gourmet street tacos, craft beers, margarita booths, art vendors and live music on both Saturday and Sunday. A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Gen Giammanco Foundation, which provides financial support to deserving college bound student athletes in San Diego.

Age Limit: 21+

Admission/Cost: $10 - $40

Location:
Embarcadero Marina Park South
200 Marina Park Way
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Saturday, April 27 - 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sunday, April 28 - 12:00 PM to 6:30 PM

For more information, please visit: www.tequilaandtacosmusicfestival.com
1:00 PM Claudia Lyra: Brazilian Folktales and Music Bonita Sunnyside County Library presents Claudia Lyra (director of Nós de Chita from Brazil) for an exciting hour of Brazilian folktales and rhythms. This fun, interactive program will take you on a journey through Brazil using song, dance, and folktales. Your heart will beat in rhythm with the traditions and culture of this diverse and vibrant South American country.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Bonita-Sunnyside Branch Library in partnership with the Center for World Music.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Bonita-Sunnyside Branch Library
4375 Bonita Road
Bonita, CA 91902
MAP

Saturday, April 27 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
2:00 PM House of Finland Lawn Program The House of Finland showcases typical music, dance, costumes, arts and crafts, and ethnic foods highlighting the country's rich culture.

Our singing of folk songs from centuries ago is typically accompanied by the violin, the accordion and Finland's own national instrument—the kantele. This ancient string instrument, sounding somewhat similar to a lute, but constructed to be played on a table or on your lap, sounds like the mournful, haunting melodies of the northern forests and lakes. Finnish youngsters are always part of the scene, showing off their own honoring of our traditions passed on from generation to generation. Come see them sing, dance and play music as it used to be in towns and villages back when. Perhaps you might hear a rendition of Jean Sibelius' Finlandia, famous the world over!

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
HPR International Cottages Lawn & Outdoor Stage
2294 Pan American Plaza,
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Sunday, April 27 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
6:00 PM Filipino Pamana Concert The SAMAHAN Filipino American Performing Arts & Education Center proudly presents its second concert of Philippine dances and music featuring Samahan's junior dancers. Aptly entitled, "Pamana" (Legacy) - Celebrating Heritage Through Our Children.

Come celebrate and support second and third generation Filipino-Americans enriched by Philippine cultural arts. SAMAHAN's junior dancers will give a heartening presentation of their cultural heritage through dancing popular Filipino folk dances and singing nostalgic songs. Live music accompaniment is provided by the acclaimed Samahan Rondalla and the Pakaraguian Kulintang Ensemble.

Admission/Cost: $20

Location:
David and Dorthea Garfield Theater
Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Drive
San Diego, CA 92037
MAP

Saturday, April 27 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
7:00 PM Music: Parisa and Hamnavazan The Persian Cultural Center presents a concert of Iranian music featuring Parisa, Amir Pourjavady, Pejman Hadadi, Saeid Kamjoo and Ali Pajooheshgar. Fātemeh Vā'ezi, better known as Parisā, is a Persian classical singer, Avaz master, and one of the foremost female vocalists from Iran.

Admission/Cost: $35 - $60

Location:
Qualcomm Q Auditorium
6455 Lusk Blvd
San Diego, CA 92121
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Saturday, April 27 - 7:00 PM
7:30 PM Music: Pandit Kartik Sitar master Kartik Seshadri performs classical Indian ragas in the tradition of his mentor, legendary sitarist Ravi Shankar.

Admission/Cost: Free - $15.50

Location:
Conrad Prebys Music Center
U.C. San Diego
Russell Lane at Gilman Drive
San Diego, CA 92037
MAP - [CAMPUS MAP]

Saturday, April 27 - 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 534-3448 or visit: www.musicweb.ucsd.edu
7:30 PM The Diary of Anne Frank The American History Theater proudly presents the award-winning play: The Diary of Anne Frank. Directed by Melissa Malloy

Admission/Cost: $15 - $20

Location:
White Box Theatre at Liberty Station
2590 Truxtun Road #205
San Diego, CA 92106
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Dates and times:
Outgoing from Friday, April 26 until Sunday, April 28 - 7:30 PM
8:00 PM Stage: The Servant of Two Masters A new version of the Italian comedy by Carlo Goldoni. When the trickster Truffaldino signs on to serve two masters in the hope of double wages and double dinners, chaos ensues. Directed by AJ Knox.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $36

Location:
New Village Arts Theatre
2787 B State Street
Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, April 5 until Sunday, May 5, 2019
Thursdays - 7:30 PM
Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Nine A comedy of autobiographical filmmaking, this musical follows the life of world famous film director, Guido Contini, as he prepares his latest picture and balances the numerous women in his life.

Admission/Cost: $25

Location:
Lamplighters Community Theatre
5915 Severin Drive
La Mesa, CA 91942
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, April 19 until Sunday, May 19 - 2019
Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
10:30 PM Exhibit: Feeding A Thousand Souls Feeding A Thousand Souls is an exploration of the KOLAM, a women's ritual art performed daily by thousands in Tamil Nadu, South India. This lecture by Dr. Vijaya Nagarajan will traverse the multiple fields of knowledge that a traditional ritual art form is embedded within: ritual, design, mathematics, poetics, philosophy, and ecology. It is a rich example of how oral knowledge traditions contain multitudes of ways of being.

Admission/Cost: Free - $15

Location:
Museum Boardroom
San Diego Museum of Art
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA
MAP - [Park Map]

Saturday, April 27 - 10:30 AM

For more information, please visit: www.sdmart.org
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