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Wednesday, May 5
5:00 PM Film as Witness to the Holocaust: a Victim's Perspective with Leora Bilsky
Friday, May 7
12:00 PM iCafé – Your Passport to Culture!
7:00 PM Sierra Club Sierra Talks: Indigenous Heritage in SoCal
Wednesday, May 12
4:00 PM Book Talk: Things We Lost to the Water
Thursday, May 13
4:00 PM Talk: the Fall and Rise of U.S.-China Policy Uncertainty
6:30 PM Talk: India in South Asia: Fraught Regional Relationships
Friday, May 14
12:00 PM iCafé – Your Passport to Culture!
8:00 PM Film: Moulin Rouge!
Sunday, May 16
4:00 PM Haydn Voyages: Music at the Maritime, Paths Converge

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10:00 AM Old Town Cinco de Mayo Grab your familia and head over to historic Old Town to spice up your weekend for the return of the FREE annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Old Town! Celebrating 38 years of fiery fun, Fiesta Old Town will bring back the FUEGO as it transforms the historic Old Town San Diego, CA area into a Cinco de Mayo celebration!

As you journey through lanes of mini-tiendas (stores) you will find colorful trinkets, masterful arts & crafts and yummy cuisines. This bustling Mercado will burst with dynamic energy and flavors as the community collaborates to bring vitality back to the beloved streets of Old Town, the site of the first Spanish settlement on the U.S. West Coast featuring Mexican lore and historical sites, colorful shops and eclectic restaurants.

Distanced street performances of mariachis, ballet folkorico, flamenco and more will bring enriched vibrations and the musings of tradition as you peruse the history and modern culture of one of San Diego’s most iconic districts.:00 AMongst the Latin soundtrack, feed your curiosity and love for Old Town by exploring the museums, specialty shops and the lively streets of the Mercado where you can purchase an array of merchandise from over 100 vendors that include: handmade leather pieces, beautiful jewelry and many more treasures.

It is sure to be MUY CALIENTE, so there will be no time for a siesta at this fun-filled fiesta! Proceeds benefit the Historic Old Town Community Foundation. for additional information please visit

Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo will comply with all State and Local guidelines for Market-style activations and will provide a fun and celebratory experience that provides for distancing and mask-wearing as appropriate based on current official guidelines.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
4002 Wallace St.
San Diego, CA

Dates and times:
Saturday May 1 - 10:00 AM
Sunday, May 2 - 10:00 AM
7:00 PM San Diego Opera: the Barber of Seville
San Diego Opera presents a "Drive in Opera" at the Pechanga Arena. Gioachino Rossini’s comic masterpiece about love and money and the means one will go through to get both. Featuring some of the most recognizable music ever composed.

Admission/Cost: $200 - $300

Pechanga Arena San Diego - Parking Lot
3500 Sports Arena Blvd
San Diego CA 92110

Dates and times:
Saturday, April 24 - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, April 27 - 7:00 PM
Friday, April 30 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, May 1 - 7:00 PM
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