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Sunday, May 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM 39th Annual Ethnic Food Fair
11:00 AM Lebanese Food Festival
1:00 PM The Poets of Islam: A Pen & Paper Love-In
2:00 PM Music: Alexander Gourevitch & Sasha Kolpakov
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
Monday, May 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM Carnatic Vocal Concert
Tuesday, May 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Fiddler on the Roof
Wednesday, May 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Fiddler on the Roof
7:30 PM Jewish Arts Festival: In the Room Where It Happens
Thursday, May 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Fiddler on the Roof
8:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Friday, May 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM Symposium: Anthropogeny: The Perspective From Africa
7:00 PM Music: Los Texmaniacs
7:00 PM Music: Internacional Grupo Kawsay
7:00 PM Stage: Fiddler on the Roof
7:30 PM Performance: Paper Cities
8:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
8:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
Saturday, Jun 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:30 AM Dragons Exhibit Opening
2:00 PM Stage: Fiddler on the Roof
2:00 PM Filipino Mabuhay Festival
3:00 PM Film: The Year I Did Nothing
3:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
5:00 PM Water Lantern Festival Escondido
5:00 PM Mexico Gourmet Festival San Diego
6:00 PM Film: The Year I Did Nothing
6:00 PM Mariachi Festival to Benefit Medical Missions
6:00 PM Music: Pt. Kumar Bose
7:00 PM Music: Mariachi Divas
7:00 PM Stage: Fiddler on the Roof
7:30 PM Performance: Paper Cities
8:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
8:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
Sunday, Jun 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM Japanese Summer Festival
1:00 PM Stage: Fiddler on the Roof
2:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
3:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
5:00 PM Ballet: Don Quixote
6:00 PM Stage: Fiddler on the Roof
7:00 PM Music: The Young Dubliners
7:00 PM SD County Fair: La Adictiva Banda San José De Mesillas
7:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
7:30 PM Performance: Paper Cities
Monday, Jun 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Tuesday, Jun 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Jewish Arts Festival: Knockin' On Dylan's Door
Wednesday, Jun 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Jewish Arts Festival: Soulfarm
Thursday, Jun 6
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Jewish Arts Festival: In Every Generation
8:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Friday, Jun 7
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
8:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
Saturday, Jun 8
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
3:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
8:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
8:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Calendar

< Sunday, May 26, 2019 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Spotlight

San Diego County Fair
From Friday, May 31 to Thursday, July 4, 2019

Stage

Chaps!
Until May 26, 2019

Man of La Mancha
Until May, 26, 2019

Gods of Comedy
Until June 16, 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 39th Annual Ethnic Food Fair The cottages will be serving ethnic food, and entertainment will be presented on the stage. Sample the culinary treats of 20+ participating cultures and witness performances in native costumes.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
House of Pacific Relations
International Cottages
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
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Sunday, May 26 - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
11:00 AM Lebanese Food Festival Join us for a memorable weekend of fun, food and heritage as we celebrate our 16th Annual Lebanese Food Festival. Guests will feast on traditional Lebanese Food like Saj Zaatar and Cheese, Tabbouleh, Hummus, Stuffed Grape Leaves, Falafel, Beef Shawerma, Chicken Kabob, and a wide assortment of Gourmet Sweets. Along with the exquisite food, there will be Evening Live Music & Dancing, Folkloric Performances throughout the day, A variety of Booth with Lebanese Specialties, Beer & Wine Garden, Hookah Bar, Carnival Rides, Cooking Demonstration and a Raffle Grand Prize a 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA250. Come and share our passion for delicious Authentic Lebanese Cuisine, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Admission/Cost: $3

Location:
St. Ephrem Catholic Church
750 Medford Street,
El Cajon, CA
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Dates and times:
Saturday, May 25 - 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, May 26 - 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
1:00 PM The Poets of Islam: A Pen & Paper Love-In In this class with Jim Moreno, for beginning to seasoned poets, can we as writers from different walks of life, different cultures, different religions, albeit all in love with language, embody in our writing, as William Stafford sought, "the unanalyzed impressions of holiness that the world thrusts at us." The writing in this workshop will help participants counter the xenophobic, racist shallowness, perpetrated through the media, that neglects the basic human need for belonging that the people of our country, and all people desire.

Admission/Cost: $45 - $54

Location:
The Ink Spot
2730 Historic Decatur Road
Barracks 16 #202
San Diego, CA 92106
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Sunday, May 26 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sandiegowriters.org
2:00 PM Music: Alexander Gourevitch & Sasha Kolpakov Klezmer virtuoso clarinetist Alexander Gourevitch is joined by Latin, Flamenco and Romany guitarist Sasha Kolpakov. Both hail from third generation musical families, one klezmer and one gypsy. With Natalya Vostriakova on violin, Pavlo Getman on piano and Carlos Maria on drums, this is a thrilling performance of joyous klezmer gems. This free of charge Festival kick-off will revive your musical heart and soul.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Encinitas Library
540 Cornish Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Sunday, May 26 - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice The outspoken Elizabeth Bennet faces mounting pressure from her status-conscious mother to secure a suitable marriage. But is marriage suitable for a woman of Elizabeth's intelligence and independence? Especially when the irritating, aloof, self-involved… tall, vaguely handsome, mildly amusing, and impossibly aristocratic Mr. Darcy keeps popping up at every turn. Literature's greatest tale of latent love has never felt so theatrical, or so full of life as it does in this effervescent new adaptation. Age limit: 18+

Admission/Cost: $25 - $55

Location:
Cygnet Theatre
4040 Twiggs Street
San Diego, CA 92110
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Wednesday, May 15 until Sunday, June 16, 2019
Wednesdays and Thursdays - 7:30 PM
Fridays and Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 7:00 PM
Saturday Matinee - 3:00 PM
Sunday Matinee - 2:00 PM
2:30 PM Music & Dance: Song of Songs 3 world premieres in one evening! Celebrating a poem beloved by people from all walks of life and beliefs, Song of Songs is a haunting rumination on romantic love. As unique as the piece itself, three distinct ballets (all choreographed by SDB's Artistic Director), illuminate the voices of two lovers, praising each other, yearning for each other, and inviting each other to truly enjoy and experience life and love.

Song of Songs I features a solo dancer directly responding to a spoken word presentation of the piece. Immediate and intimate.

Song of Songs II features a trio of couples performing to a commissioned score by Yale Strom. Strom said, "My composition reflects both the literal and figurative sensuality that comes through the beautiful poetry in the Song of Songs. The melodic changes range from Middle Eastern to Western while the rhythmic changes go from the more familiar to the exotic." Strom's intent is to convey the breadth of the lover's experience from tender to fiery.

Song of Songs III features a large ensemble dancing to a shimmering and ebullient commissioned score by jazz legend and SDB Resident Composer Charles McPherson.

Get swept away in the lush ecstasy of the moment.

Admission/Cost: $35 - $50

Location:
Lyceum Theatre
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Friday, May 24 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 25 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 26 - 2:30 PM
3:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Ocean Beach Playhouse stages Stephen Sondheim's dark, witty, Tony Award-winning tale of love, murder and revenge set against the backdrop of 19th century London. Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to London seeking vengeance against the lecherous Judge Turpin who framed him and took his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, the resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for revenge inspires a new ingredient for her meat pies that has the people of London lining up . . . and the carnage has only just begun! This chilling masterpiece is sure to thrill and delight audiences.

Admission/Cost: $28 - $46

Location:
Ocean Beach Playhouse
4944 Newport Avenue
San Diego, CA 92107
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, May 24 until Sunday, June 16, 2019
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Sundays - 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Additional show Monday, June 3 - 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM
7:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice The outspoken Elizabeth Bennet faces mounting pressure from her status-conscious mother to secure a suitable marriage. But is marriage suitable for a woman of Elizabeth's intelligence and independence? Especially when the irritating, aloof, self-involved… tall, vaguely handsome, mildly amusing, and impossibly aristocratic Mr. Darcy keeps popping up at every turn. Literature's greatest tale of latent love has never felt so theatrical, or so full of life as it does in this effervescent new adaptation. Age limit: 18+

Admission/Cost: $25 - $55

Location:
Cygnet Theatre
4040 Twiggs Street
San Diego, CA 92110
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Wednesday, May 15 until Sunday, June 16, 2019
Wednesdays and Thursdays - 7:30 PM
Fridays and Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 7:00 PM
Saturday Matinee - 3:00 PM
Sunday Matinee - 2:00 PM
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