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10:00 AM Outdoor Tahitian Dance Class Ori (dance) in the Park! All levels welcome! Join us in the park for a fun and exciting morning of dance. Never danced Tahitian before? No problem, we will be teaching and demonstrating a few basics to get you started!

In addition, if you decide you love Ori Tahiti and would like to learn more. We have weekly classes on zoom.

Anyone who registers for monthly classes will have a $15 reimbursement towards your monthly tuition.

Please bring the following items!

• Your Mask
• Water
• a small towel

Admission/Cost: $15

Mira Mesa Recreation Center
8575 New Salem St.
San Diego, CA 92126, USA

Saturday, April 10 - 10:00 AM to 12:15 PM
10:30 AM Ancient Rome: from the Gladiators to Imperial Madness A series of Streaming lectures with Archeology Expert and Tour Guide Simone Lanna

Each live lecture will last about 90 minutes with Q&A

You will receive a link after your ticket purchase. Recordings will be available.

A percentage of proceeds will be donated to the Italian Cultural Center, San Diego.

Admission/Cost: $27-$32

Online Streaming Event

Dates, times and topics:
Friday, April 9 - 10:30 AM: Colosseum & Gladiators: Explore the Colosseum and empathize with its main characters: the emperors, the gladiators, the architect, and the spectators.

Saturday, April 10 - 10:30 AM: Ostia Antica: Explore Ostia Antica through the eyes of four characters: the politician, the slave, the merchant, and the fireman.

Thursday, April 15 - 10:30 AM: Ides of March: Rome, March 15, 44 BC. at noon, Caesar reaches the Senators in the meeting room. a bad omen. He cancels the meeting. Fifteen minutes later his corpse lays on the floor, covered in blood.

Friday, April 16 - 10:30 AM: Imperial Madness: Blood, intrigues, betrayals, love and hate stories of the most famous dynasty of Ancient Rome: Tiberius, Caligola, Claudius, and Nero.
2:00 PM Poetry Talk/Reading: Shadab Zeest Hashimi Internationally acclaimed and multi award-winning poet Shadab Zeest Hashmi will be sharing from her hybrid memoir, Comb.
About this Event

Internationally acclaimed and multi award-winning poet Shadab Zeest Hashmi will be sharing from her hybrid memoir, Comb. Through poetry and vignettes she draws on her childhood memories of growing up in Peshawar, on the Pakistani side of the Afganistan border. at a time when the Soviets were ramping up for war, Shadab magically weaves her personal journey into lyrical essays. Join us for this compelling discussion followed with a Q and a from the audience.

Shadab Zeest Hashmi, a Pakistani-American poet and essayist, is the winner of the San Diego Book Award, Sable Books' Hybrid Book Prize, Nazim Hikmet Poetry Prize, and has been nominated for the Pushcart multiple times. Her books include Kohl and Chalk, Baker of Tarifa, Ghazal Cosmopolitan and Comb. Zeest Hashmi's poetry has been translated into Spanish, Turkish, and Urdu, and has appeared in numerous anthologies and journals worldwide, most recently in McSweeney's in the Shape of a Human Body I:00 AM Visiting the Earth. She has taught in the MFA program at San Diego State University as a writer-in-residence.

Author of the Month is a project of the Friends of Central Library and is held on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Help the Friends to support the Library and become a member.

Information and program content can be made available in alternative formats upon request. to request disability-related modifications or accommodations, please email [email protected]

Admission/Cost: FREE

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Saturday, April 10 - 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
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