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Sunday, Jun 16
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM Film: Try to Remember Never Forget
2:00 PM House of Germany Lawn Program
2:00 PM Stage: Kraft
2:00 PM Stage: The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare -Abridged
2:00 PM Stage: Move Over, Mrs. Markham
2:00 PM Stage: A Walk in the Woods
2:30 PM Comedy/Stage: Pig Talk
3:00 PM Stage: John Ferguson
6:00 PM Music: Mariachi Sol de México
7:00 PM Stage: Kraft
7:00 PM Stage: A Walk in the Woods
7:30 PM Music: Fabian Almazan Trio
8:00 PM Stage: As You Like It
Monday, Jun 17
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Film: Imitation of Life
7:00 PM Juneteenth Celebration: Crumbs from the Table of Joy
7:00 PM Film: Imitation of Life
Tuesday, Jun 18
All Day Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Film: The Favourite
7:00 PM Book Signing: B.A. Shapiro
8:00 PM Stage: As You Like It
Wednesday, Jun 19
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:00 PM 11th Annual Taste of Little Italy
7:00 PM Stage: A Walk in the Woods
8:00 PM Stage: As You Like It
Thursday, Jun 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM LGBTQ Migrant Shelter Fundraiser
7:30 PM Film: Amori Che Non Sanno Stare al Mondo
8:00 PM Music: Banda Machos
8:00 PM Stage: A Walk in the Woods
8:00 PM Stage: As You Like It
Friday, Jun 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Kamishibai Japanese Storytelling
7:00 PM Scottish Highland Games: Storytelling Sea Spells
7:00 PM Stage: The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare -Abridged
8:00 PM Jenny & the Mexicats and Bang Data
8:00 PM Film: Victoria
8:00 PM Stage: Move Over, Mrs. Markham
8:00 PM Stage: As You Like It
8:00 PM Stage: John Ferguson
8:00 PM Stage: A Walk in the Woods
Saturday, Jun 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM 46th Annual San Diego Scottish Highland Games
2:00 PM Stage: A Walk in the Woods
7:00 PM Stage: The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare -Abridged
7:30 PM Film: Like a Cat on a Highway
8:00 PM Stage: Move Over, Mrs. Markham
8:00 PM Stage: John Ferguson
8:00 PM Stage: As You Like It
8:00 PM Stage: A Walk in the Woods
Sunday, Jun 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM House of Sweden Midsummer Celebration
9:00 AM 46th Annual San Diego Scottish Highland Games
10:30 AM Film: Queen of Niendorf
2:00 PM Stage: The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare -Abridged
2:00 PM Stage: A Walk in the Woods
2:00 PM Stage: Move Over, Mrs. Markham
3:00 PM Stage: John Ferguson
7:00 PM Music: Yale Strom & Hot Pastrami
7:00 PM Music: Santana and the Doobie Brothers
7:00 PM Stage: A Walk in the Woods
7:30 PM Music: Grupo Intocable
8:00 PM Stage: As You Like It
Monday, Jun 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Jun 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: As You Like It
Wednesday, Jun 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: As You Like It
Thursday, Jun 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: As You Like It
Friday, Jun 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Move Over, Mrs. Markham
8:00 PM Stage: As You Like It
Saturday, Jun 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Move Over, Mrs. Markham
8:00 PM Stage: As You Like It

Museums & Exhibitions

Check out these museum exhibitions and special showings!

Calendar
06/01/2019 - Dragons Exhibit Opening
The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum is pleased to announce Dragons, exploring the symbolism of China's Most Revered Creature. In SDCHM's permanent collection, these mythical creatures decorate a variety of artifacts, ranging from flags and tapestries to clothing and jewelry—a true exploration into these symbols of nobility, power, strength, and protection through historical and contemporary Chinese culture.

The opening festivities include a traditional lion dance by the Southern Sea Dragon and Lion Dance Association, plenty of fun educational activities for children, and more!

11:00 - 11:30 AM - Member Exclusive Tour
12:00 PM - Performance by the Southern Sea Dragon & Lion Dance Association

Admission/Cost: $5

Location:
Dr. Sun Yat Sen Memorial Extension
328 J Street
San Diego, CA
MAP

Saturday, June 1 - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM

If you are a member and would like to attend the Member Exclusive Tour at 11:00 AM on June 1, please RSVP to ashley.moy@sdchm.org
05/19/2019 - House of Israel Annual Lawn Program
The annual Lawn Program of the House of Israel is held every year on a Sunday, typically in April or May. (See schedule for specifics)

The entertainment is a colorful display of singers and dancers, who will share their ethnic and cultural history by performing dances and songs in beautiful costumes showing Israel's tradition in a most charming way. Additional entertainment has included a men's choir singing traditional songs from Israel.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
HPR International Cottages
2191 W. Pan American Road
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Sunday, May 19 - 2:00 PM
05/26/2019 - 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
MAP

Sunday, May 26 - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
03/30/2019 - San Diego Chinese Choral Concert
The San Diego Chinese Choral Society will hold a concert, titled Music and Imagination. The choir will perform liturgical music, works by Rossini and songs from the Chinese musical tradition, with a piano solo (selections from Schumann's Kreisleriana) by Lesi Mei. Age limit: 18+

Admission/Cost: $15

Location:
Good Samaritan Episcopal Church
4321 Eastgate Mall
San Diego, CA 92121
MAP

Saturday, March 30 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
03/07/2019 - Opera on Film: Anna Karenina
A spectacular, breathtaking, emotional, high-tech production based on the masterpiece by Leo Tolstoy. The dramatic love story between the married Anna Karenina and a dashing military officer, Alexey Vronsky, takes place amidst the glitter and luxury of the Russian nobility in the second half of the 19th century.

​The musical's characters struggle with overwhelming feelings of love and betrayal, passion and duty, hope and desperation. Although almost a century and a half has passed since the time of the story, the events unfolding before the audience are gripping and touching in their timeless quality.

Filmed at the Moscow Operetta Theatre.

Featuring Moscow musical scene stars Ekaterina Guseva, Natalia Bystrova, Sergey Lee, Andrey Birin, Alexander Marakulin, Lika Rulla, from a score by Roman Ignatyev and a libretto by Yuliy Kim.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $17

Location:
The Lot (La Jolla)
7611 Fay Avenue,
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Thursday, March 7 - 6:30 PM to 8:45 PM

For more information, please visit: www.facebook.com
02/15/2019 - Romantic ArtStops with the SD Shakespeare Society
A Valentine's Day Tour. Free with Museum admission! Enjoy an evening of art and poetry with this special after-hours collaboration with the San Diego Shakespeare Society. Tour the Museum's romantic works of art while enjoying performances of some of the most beautiful love poems ever written. Tours will meet and begin in Museum rotunda. Tours start at 6:00 PM and at 7:00 PM

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
San Diego Museum of Art
Balboa Park
1450 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Friday, February 15 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
01/09/2019 - Lecture: Balboa Parks Two Great Exposition 1915 & 1935
Dotted with numerous cultural institutions, distinct architecture, and home to the World-Famous San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park has been dubbed "San Diego's Cultural Hub, "and "a place with something for everyone!" Located just a few miles away from the Gaslamp Quarter this sprawling urban park can credit its creation to two great expositions- one in 1915 and one in 1935. Join us for our first History Talks! Lecture of 2019 as guest speaker Michael Kelly, President of The Committee of One Hundred, presents The Story of the Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive Project. Get an inside look at images and documents from the historic Exposition and insight to how The Committee of One Hundred has worked to preserve the architecture, gardens and public spaces of Balboa Park since 1967. History Talks! is a monthly lecture series presented by the Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House. Each month a local historian or specialist will delve into topics related to San Diego and the Davis-Horton House to bring a unique glimpse into the history of our city. Come hear history come alive.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $5

Location:
Chuang Archive and Learning Center
541-B Second Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Wednesday, January 9 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 338-9888
09/15/2018 - Art: Beyond The Age Of Reason
Beyond the Age of Reason features artists who contemplate how faith meshes with contemporary life, the role of ritual and symbolism, and the metamorphosis of traditional symbols as they become immersed in popular culture. Using materials and principles of design that place them firmly in the world of contemporary art, this show incorporates both traditional media and modern technologies. This exhibition is multicultural and addresses many faiths, as seen through the filter of artists who pose questions, make comparisons, find commonalities, challenge customs and encourage discussion. Some viewers may find parts of these works irreverent, but the presence of religious iconography in contemporary art indicates that questions of faith are still relevant. Throughout history, artists and their images have played an integral part in shaping religion and religious leaders have found power in pictures, often commissioning artists to create works to validate or nullify beliefs. Beyond the Age of Reason acknowledges these historical underpinnings of faith-based iconography as the exhibition's individual artists put this iconography through its full range of plastic possibilities. Curated by Debby and Larry Kline.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $5

Location:
San Diego Art Institute
Balboa Park
1439 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Saturday, September 15 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 239-0011 or visit: www.sandiego-art.org

09/15/2018 - Chinese Historical Museum World in Porcelain Opening
This collection highlights the fascination Europeans had with technically sophisticated "Fine China," beginning in the mid-1500s during the Ming Dynasty until the early 1800s and the Qing Dynasty. Porcelain, from an Italian word, was a ceramic high-fire ware developed in China about 2,000 years ago. According to Christie's Auction House, "'Made in China' was once the ultimate mark of sophistication for Western porcelain enthusiasts. Chinese export porcelain was crafted with the same technical virtuosity as Chinese Imperial porcelain, but designed to Western taste." Designs were of both Chinese and Western motifs.

The Museum will first celebrate with a 3 PM reception at the Chuang Archive and Learning Center. Attendees will then walk over to the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Extension at 328 J Street to be the first to view the exclusive porcelain pieces spanning three centuries of trade history.

Learn about the manufacturing process of porcelain that was held in secret by Chinese artisans at our exhibition, which will run from September 15, 2018 to January 19, 2019.

Please RSVP

Admission/Cost: $5

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

Saturday, September 15 - 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 338-9888 or visit: www.sdchm.org
07/27/2018 - Outdoor Performance: Telling Epic Tales
As part of SDMA's Steps Series of live art events and performances, come celebrate Epic Tales from Ancient India in style at this outdoor community event, which includes a Bollywood-inspired dance performance, art-making activities, henna artists, and rangoli.

Performances and activities include:
• Dance by Andaaz Dance Academy
• Henna by Henna Trendz
• Rangoli by Jagruti Maniar
• Art by Suresh Mahajan and Casey Gomez
• Modern Indian Textiles from Chetas Worldwide
• Indian Jewelry from Anjana Satyamurthy
• DJ Roberto Hernandez
• A block printing activity
• A peek at our new book Peacocks and Palaces—Exploring the Art of India

…and more to come!

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
San Diego Museum of Art
Balboa Park
1450 El Prado
San Diego CA 92101
MAP

Friday, July 27 - 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 232-7931 or visit:
www.sdmart.org
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