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Friday, Jan 17
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
3:00 PM Cho Tet Celebration
5:00 PM  Tet Lunar New Year Festival
6:00 PM Film: In The Mood For Love
7:00 PM Shen Yun Chinese Music and Dance
7:00 PM Asian Night Market
8:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
8:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
9:30 PM Music: Matumbi Dennis and Bovell Winston Reedy
Saturday, Jan 18
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM San Diego Travel & Adventure Show
10:00 AM Lunar New Year at SeaWorld
10:30 AM Talk: Is Americanized Chinese Authentic?
11:00 AM  Tet Lunar New Year Festival
11:00 AM Cho Tet Celebration
2:00 PM Shen Yun Chinese Music and Dance
2:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
2:00 PM Stage: Twelfth Night
5:00 PM Carnatic Music Tribute to Thyagarja
6:00 PM Agite y Sirva Dance Film Festival
7:00 PM  Music: Soo Yeon Lyuh on Korean Haegeum
7:00 PM Stage: Suor Angelica
8:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
8:00 PM Concert of Hope: Los Lobos
8:00 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
8:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
Sunday, Jan 19
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Lunar New Year at SeaWorld
11:00 AM San Diego Travel & Adventure Show
11:00 AM Cho Tet Celebration
12:00 PM  The WAO Experience Exhibition
12:00 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
2:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
2:00 PM Seijinshiki: Japanese Coming of Age Ceremony
2:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
2:00 PM Stage: Twelfth Night
3:00 PM Stage: Suor Angelica
5:00 PM Music: Los Muecas & Los Apson
7:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
7:00 PM Shen Yun Chinese Music and Dance
Monday, Jan 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM 32nd All Peoples Celebration
10:00 AM Lunar New Year at SeaWorld
12:00 PM Martin Luther King Jr Day Celebration at Worldbeat
12:45 PM Film and Discussion: Tel Aviv on Fire
2:00 PM  40th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade
2:00 PM Shen Yun Chinese Music and Dance
Tuesday, Jan 21
All Day Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 PM 'Twelfth Night' Open Reading
7:00 PM Shen Yun Chinese Music and Dance
Wednesday, Jan 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Thursday, Jan 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM Discussion: The Xinjiang Crisis: Domestic and International Reactions
7:00 PM  Italian Film: A Casa Tutti Bene (There Is No Place Like Home)
7:00 PM Italian Film: Mid-August Lunch
8:00 PM Comedy: Armando Anto
8:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
Friday, Jan 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM Music: Railroad Earth
11:30 AM Lunar New Year Lion Dancing
5:00 PM  San Diego Tết Festival
8:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
8:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
Saturday, Jan 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM  San Diego Tết Festival
10:00 AM Lunar New Year at SeaWorld
11:00 AM 2nd Annual Australia Day
11:00 AM  Balboa Park Chinese New Year Festival
1:00 PM Maki Ishiwata Workshop
1:00 PM Discussion: No Human Being is Illegal
2:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
6:00 PM Year of the Rat Art Show
6:30 PM  Music: Matrida Umoja Band
8:00 PM Music: Railroad Earth
8:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
8:00 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
8:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
10:00 PM International Student Festival
Sunday, Jan 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Lunar New Year at SeaWorld
11:00 AM  San Diego Tết Festival
12:00 PM Hands On Kimchi Workshop
12:00 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
2:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
2:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
3:30 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
7:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
Monday, Jan 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Jan 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Wednesday, Jan 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Thursday, Jan 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
Calendar

< Saturday, September 14, 2019 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Stage

Bloomsday
Until February 2, 2020

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

Exhibitions and Art

Constructed Mythologies: Luis Gonzalez Palma
Until January 26, 2020

Art of East Asia
Ongoing

Art Of The 20th Century
Ongoing

German Expressionism
Ongoing

Hanjialin Bao - Between Black and White
Until January 26 2020

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

Chicano Park Tour
Ongoing Saturdays and Sundays

Kids

Kids Meet Mandarin
Ongoing Fridays

Chinese Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Spanish Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Bilingual Storytime
Ongoing Fridays

Classes and Workshops

Asian Brush Painting/Sumi-e Class
Ongoing Tuesdays

Capoeira Angola de Sao Bento Grande
Ongoing Saturdays

Mahjong Lessons
Ongoing Thursdays

Emei Qigong Practice
Ongoing Saturdays

Kokedama Workshop
Ongoing every 1st and 3rd Tuesday

Irish Gaelic Class
Ongoing Tuesdays

Tai Chi Workshop
Ongoing Saturdays

Italian Intermediate Conversation Class
Ongoing Tuesdays until February 25, 2020
11:00 AM House of China Moon Festival The sights and sounds of the Chinese Moon Festival come alive with remarkable entertainment.

Starting at 11:00 AM there will be:

• Cultural Performances
• Traditional Moon Cakes, Dumplings, and Milk Teas
• Chinese street food crepes called
11:00 AM Old Town Fiestas Patrias Celebrate Mexican Independence Day. This year our annual festivities commence at 11:00 am with the ringing of the bell at the historic Casa de Estudillo. This free event commemorates an important day in early San Diego history when Mexico declared independence from Spain on September 16, 1821, and Alta California became part of that new nation. Our exciting and colorful Fiestas Patrias festivities will be showcasing a variety of entertainment, including historic and traditional music and dance groups, crafts, games, and informational demonstrations that represent the activities enjoyed by the early settlers of San Diego in the 1800s.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Old Town State Historic Park
4002 Wallace Street
San Diego, CA 92110
MAP

Saturday, September 14 - 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
11:00 AM Music: Madame Ur y Sus Hombres El Grito: Mexican Independence Day Celebration, featuring a free concert with Madame Ur y Sus Hombres.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Copley Plaza
1363 Old Globe Way
Balboa Park
San Diego, 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Saturday, September 14 - 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
12:00 PM Fiesta de Independencia A weekend of art, dance, history, live music, food and libations celebrating Mexico Independence Day, which is September 16. Featured Artists: Ricardo Islas, Hector Villegas, Cesar Casteneda. Saturday Entertainment: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Las Sucias Ballet Folklorico, Mariachi, El Ritmo Global, Chief Sweat & Peptoe, Ivy Satana, Number Juan (Cumbia Cartel), Dancing Horses. Sunday Entertainment: 12:00 PM - 6:30 PM Ballet Folklorico, Mariachi, Air Nandez, Turbo Sonidero, Cumbia Machin, OG Ganas, and Viento Callejero.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $50

Location:
Thorn Brewing Co.
1745 National Avenue
San Diego, CA 92113
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, September 14 - 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, September 15 - 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
12:00 PM Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Enjoy an afternoon of music, food, cultural performances and fun for the whole family celebrating the kickoff of Hispanic Heritage Month. Well-known Latino group "Bulevar Descarga" will perform a free concert in the center's Popper Fountain and Dining Pavilion area during the event. Visitors can spend the afternoon browsing various booths with information related to local Hispanic cultural and civic organizations, dig in to tasty food choices provided by a selection of vendors and tenants, enjoy dance and folklorico performances and kids can complete a make-and-take craft tied to Hispanic Heritage Month. Several merchants will be handing out samples and coupons and hosting other activations throughout the afternoon as well.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Otay Ranch Town Center
2015 Birch Road
Chula Vista, CA 91915
MAP

Saturday, September 14 - 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
1:00 PM Piata Workshop Join the fun and make your very own cerveza pi
1:00 PM Dim Sum for Kids Class Inspired by a quote from the popular Disney movie Aladdin,
2:00 PM Stage: Kiss My Aztec When the Spanish set their sights on Mesoamerica and its riches, they will destroy anyone and anything that keeps them from conquering and claiming it all for themselves. But the Aztecs are like, "Hell, no!" This fresh, irreverent and outrageous satire could only spring forth from the insanely hilarious mind of John Leguizamo, last seen at the Playhouse in his acclaimed one-man show Latin History for Morons. Featuring a fusion of bolero, hip hop, merengue and rap, Kiss My Aztec! celebrates, elevates and commemorates Latinx culture in an uproarious new musical. Please note John Leguizamo will be behind-the-scenes this time
3:00 PM The Virgin Trial In this thriller, the young Elizabeth navigates a labyrinth of political and sexual intrigue in the Tudor court that threatens her freedom- and even her life. After the death of both her parents, 15-year-old Elizabeth I must defend herself against cutting accusations of plotting to kill her brother, the king, and having an illicit affair with her stepfather.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $55

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

Dates and times:
Ongoing September 11 to October 6, 2019
Wednesdays and Thursdays - 7:30 PM
Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
5:00 PM Immigration Mural Unveiling: Haciendo Linea The Mint House Project, a social justice-themed public art project in Barrio Logan, is proud to unveil its first public mural on the theme of immigration!

Local artist, Yvette Roman, has been creating a life-size mural portraying Fronterizos as they wait to cross the border into the United States.

Titled "Haciendo Linea," Yvette's mural portrays the motion, fear, and necessity of border crossings while paying special attention to the small, oftentimes overlooked, moments and events that make border towns like San Diego what they are.

Located just around the corner from Chicano Park, "Haciendo Linea" invites people to explore the topic of immigration and take away new insights into what makes San Diego and Tijuana's sister cultures so unique.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Mint House Project
928 S. Evans St.
San Diego, CA 92113

Saturday, September 14 - 5:00 PM
5:30 PM Santee Bluegrass Festival Unlimited food, fun and Bluegrass! Funds raised will benefit the Santee Teen Center, park improvement projects, and the Recreation Scholarship Program which provides financial assistance to qualifying Santee children, teens and seniors to take part in City recreation programs.

Admission/Cost: $40 - $55

Location:
Town Center Community Park
550 Park Center Drive
Santee, CA 92071
MAP

Saturday, September 14 - 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
6:00 PM Music: Bostich & Fussible Celebrate the weekend of Mexican Independence Day with Tijuana-based music heroes Bostich + Fussible of the Grammy-nominated Nortec Collective. They will perform a new suite of electronic music to a screening of a rediscovered 1920
7:00 PM Sephardic Festival This two-day festival begins with an evening of community and film, featuring a documentary that showcases the stories of San Diego
7:00 PM Music: Gilbert Castellanos & The Afro-Cuban All Stars Kick-off Hispanic Heritage Month with a special evening with Gilbert Castellanos & The Afro-Cuban All Stars!

Enjoy music by an all-star line up of artists including:

Gilbert Castellanos - Trumpet/Band Leader
Charlie Chavez - Congas
Alvin Paige - Tenor Saxophonist
Irving Flores - Keys
Omar L
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