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Thursday, Sep 19
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM Talk: Is America Facing an Immigration Crisis?
7:00 PM Diplomacy Council Annual Fundraiser and Anniversary Party
7:00 PM One Book, One San Diego Launch
7:30 PM Film: The Soul And The Blood
8:00 PM Stage: Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin
Friday, Sep 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 AM Discussion: Innovation in the Cali Baja Region
10:00 AM Talk: Magritte & Surrealist Works
5:00 PM Talk: A Journey into Magical Realism
6:00 PM Film: Coco
7:00 PM Music: Volver, Volver II
7:00 PM Comedy: Pambansang Kolokoy, Boss Ka-Reppa, and PinoyEgoy
7:00 PM Stage: Disney's Mulan Jr.
7:00 PM Iranian Film: Nahid
7:30 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
7:30 PM Russian Ballet: Swan Lake
8:00 PM Stage: The Winter's Tale
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
8:00 PM Stage: Intimate Apparel
8:00 PM Stage: Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin
Saturday, Sep 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM 25th Annual Pacific Islander Festival
10:00 AM Vista Viking Festival
10:00 AM Adams Avenue Street Fair
12:00 PM Taste Of South Park
12:30 PM Dance: Harvest Festival
2:00 PM Stage: The Winter's Tale
2:00 PM Filipino Traditional Music & Dance Demo & Workshop
2:00 PM Stage: Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin
3:00 PM Stage: Intimate Apparel
4:00 PM Book Discussion: Halal If You Hear Me
5:00 PM Sewa Annual Dance Fundraiser
7:00 PM Film: Vincent, The True Story Of Vincent Van Gogh
7:00 PM Comedy: IM Hussein
7:30 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
8:00 PM Jewish Short Film Festival
8:00 PM Music: Patrizio Buanne
8:00 PM Music: Bamboo Una Mas
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
8:00 PM Stage: The Winter's Tale
8:00 PM Stage: Intimate Apparel
8:00 PM Stage: Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin
Sunday, Sep 22
All Day Jewish Short Film Festival
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM 25th Annual Pacific Islander Festival
10:00 AM Adams Avenue Street Fair
12:00 PM Tianguis De La Raza (Artisan Market)
12:30 PM Dance: Harvest Festival
2:00 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
2:00 PM Stage: Intimate Apparel
2:00 PM Stage: The Winter's Tale
2:00 PM Stage: Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin
3:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
4:00 PM Music: The Pirates Of Penzance
6:00 PM Music: Lucibela, Cape Verde's Voice-of-Gold
7:00 PM Staged Reading: King Lear
8:00 PM Music: Herb Alpert and Lani Hall
Monday, Sep 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Sep 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM Film: Moka
7:30 PM Rom-Com Rendezvous Rendezvous with Sonali Dev, Alisha Rai . . .
7:30 PM Stage: Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin
Wednesday, Sep 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 PM Film: Coco
7:30 PM Stage: Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin
Thursday, Sep 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM Film: The Icebox
6:00 PM Soaring Eagles Pow Wow Dance Class
6:00 PM Music: Southern Scratch
7:00 PM Stage: Noura
7:30 PM Stage: Intimate Apparel
8:00 PM Stage: Noura
8:00 PM Stage: The Winter's Tale
8:00 PM Stage: Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin
Friday, Sep 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Just Like Us
7:00 PM Japanese Film: Late Spring
7:30 PM Music: Alejandro Sanz
7:30 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
8:00 PM Stage: Man of La Mancha
8:00 PM Stage: Noura
8:00 PM Stage: The Winter's Tale
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
8:00 PM Stage: Intimate Apparel
8:00 PM Stage: Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin
Saturday, Sep 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM North San Diego Latino Book & Family Festival
11:00 AM San Diego Cabrillo Festival
2:00 PM Stage: Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin
3:00 PM Stage: Intimate Apparel
3:30 PM Film: Island Soldier
7:00 PM Stage: Just Like Us
7:30 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
8:00 PM Film: Yesterday
8:00 PM Stage: Noura
8:00 PM Stage: The Winter's Tale
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
8:00 PM Stage: Man of La Mancha
8:00 PM Stage: Intimate Apparel
8:00 PM Stage: Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin
Sunday, Sep 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 AM San Diego International Dragon Boat Race
1:30 PM Book Signing: Iris Yang
2:00 PM Stage: Man of La Mancha
2:00 PM Stage: Just Like Us
2:00 PM Film: The Taming of the Shrew
2:00 PM Stage: The Winter's Tale
2:00 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
2:00 PM Stage: Intimate Apparel
2:00 PM Stage: Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin
3:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
5:00 PM Music: Bho Shambo
6:00 PM Film: Aladdin (2019)
7:00 PM Music: Maná
7:00 PM Stage: Noura
7:30 PM Music: Maná
Monday, Sep 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Oktoberfest Beer, Cheese & Sausage Tasting
Tuesday, Oct 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Stage: Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin
Wednesday, Oct 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Noura
7:00 PM Stage: Just Like Us
7:30 PM Stage: Man of La Mancha
7:30 PM Stage: Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin

Museums & Exhibitions

Check out these museum exhibitions and special showings!

Calendar
04/01/2016 - Mosaic Arts International 2016: Fine Art
The 2016 exhibition is comprised of three segments, presented online and in two highly-energized venues at the ARTS DISTRICT at Liberty Station in San Diego, California.

Mosaic Arts International 2016: Fine Art is a juried exhibit featuring the best in contemporary fine art mosaics from SAMA's diverse international membership, will be presented at the Women's Museum of California, March 31-May 27, 2016. The Women's Museum of California is a women's history museum and community educational resource dedicated to women and their stories by preserving the past and inspiring the future for women worldwide. VIP Opening - March 31, 2016.

This exhibition was juried by Elaine M. Goodwin, internationally-celebrated mosaic artist; Sherri Warner Hunter, American mosaic artist, sculptor, and author; and New York and Miami gallerist, Bernice Steinbaum, whose lifelong drive to represent women and artists of color was honored with an award-winning documentary, which will be screened during the SAMA Conference.

The 15th Annual Mosaic Arts International Exhibition (MAI), sponsored by the Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA), invigorates a new perspective of mosaic art in numerous contexts and celebrates established as well as emerging artists working in the medium today. The selected works reflect the multiplicity of the mosaic medium and its unlimited applications. But, regardless of the style, colors, textures, materials, or vision, each of the works exhibited speaks an ancient language with a contemporary translation.

Admission/Cost: Not available

Location:
Women's History Museum & Educational Center
2730 Historic Decatur Road, 103
San Diego, CA 92106
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Dates and Times:
Ongoing until Friday, May 27, 2016
Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday - 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.womensmuseumca.org
03/31/2016 - Mosaic Arts International 2016: Masters Invitational
The 2016 exhibition is comprised of three segments, presented online and in two highly-energized venues at the ARTS DISTRICT at Liberty Station in San Diego, California.

The Masters Invitational will be presented at Casa Valencia Galería, March 31, 2016-May 27, 2016. The Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA) will present the works of several, distinctly unique voices in contemporary mosaic art. 
In partnership with the Niki de Saint Phalle Charitable Art Foundation (NCAF), SAMA will celebrate French artist, Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002), with a spotlight on her work while living in La Jolla, Calif. near the end of her life. We are honored to present on loan from the NCAF archives, one of her many collaborations with Pierre Marie Lejeune, Ω / OMEGA.

The 15th Annual Mosaic Arts International Exhibition (MAI), sponsored by the Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA), invigorates a new perspective of mosaic art in numerous contexts and celebrates established as well as emerging artists working in the medium today. The selected works reflect the multiplicity of the mosaic medium and its unlimited applications. But, regardless of the style, colors, textures, materials, or vision, each of the works exhibited speaks an ancient language with a contemporary translation.

Admission/Cost: Not available

Location:
Casa Valencia Galería
2730 Historic Decatur Rd. Barracks 16 Suite 101
San Diego, CA 92106
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Dates and Times:
Ongoing until Friday, May 27, 2016
Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.valenciagallery.com
04/09/2016 - Bifocal: Bridging Perspectives—Art Exhibition Opening Reception
Reception for Bifocal: Bridging Perspectives, an exhibition connecting the past and the present of Barrio Logan. This exhibit is curated by the San Diego Mesa College Museum Studies class. The reception is part of April's Barrio Art Crawl. Exhibit runs April 9 to April 28.

Participating artists: Daniel Silvio Carbone, Jules Centeno, Daphne Hill, Carmen Linares Kalo, Alvaro Millan, Kathleen Mitchell, Jessica Newman, Armando Nuñez, Victor Ochoa, Roberto Pozos, Anna Stump, Kline Swonger, Mario Torero, Salvador R. Torres, Minnie Valero, Kat Vargas.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Gallery D
1878 Main Street
Barrio Logan

Saturday, April 9 - 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.facebook.com
04/15/2016 - Lecture: The Journey of Buddhism to the Far East
Dr. Suzanne Cahill, Tang dynasty specialist in the UCSD Chinese Studies program, explores the museum's extensive collection of Buddhist art, tracing the legacy of Buddhist monks who traveled from India to China and Japan and countries in between.

Taking place on the third Friday of every month, the Friday Morning Lecture & Tour Series focuses on works of art on view in the museum. Lectures are followed by a docent-led tour.

Admission/Cost: $8 - $16

Location:
San Diego Museum of Art
1450 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
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Friday, April 15 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

For more information, please call (619) 232-7931 or visit: www.sdmart.org
04/08/2016 - Exhibition: Views and Lives of Mexico and Cuba
Between the Borders and Lenses, Views and Lives of México and Cuba is a photographic exhibit featuring the photographs of Mariana Palafox. In addition to having her photographs from Cuba and Mexico on display, Mariana will be discussing the themes that run throughout her photography. One of the major themes of her work is the idea of creating imagery that is both responsible and decolonizing current and past ideas of Latinoamericanos.

Admission/Cost: FREE
NOTE: The event is free, but please register HERE

Location:
El Lugar del Nopal
Av 5 de Mayo 1328
Centro, Tijuana MX 22000
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Friday, April 8 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sdsu.edu
04/03/2016 - Exhibition: Mingei of Japan
After the museum's year and a half devoted to American folk art, craft and design it seems appropriate to return to Mingei's origins and to plumb again the rich core of its collection of Japanese arts of daily life.

Brief selections from Soetsu Yanagi's writings (he coined the word mingei) will accompany and give context to a wide range of objects, not thought of as art until Yanagi's inspired insight, but today recognized as beautiful and often timeless.

Among donated treasures to be seen for the first time will be important textiles: indigo-dyed bed-clothes, futon covers, door-way hangings, wrapping cloths, kimono, kimono belts made from recycled material and painted Boys' Day and birthday banners.

A large selection from 153 mostly-19th century Shinto ema paintings just acquired by purchase will also be exhibited for the first time. These are folk paintings, depictive of animals familiar and exotic, of vegetables and people in a manner truly disarming. They were sold at shrines (still are) and hung there by devotees as offerings to accompany prayers.

Among familiar treasures will be baskets, soba cups, tea kettles and pots, cabinets, distinctive coats of the Ainu (Japan's indigenous people), kimono of national treasure Keisuke Serizawa, a selection of anonymous pottery as well as that of famed potters Kanjiro Kawai, Shoji Hamada and Tatsuzo Shimaoka.

Admission/Cost: $7 - $10

Location:
Mingei International Museum
Plaza de Panama, Balboa Park
1439 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and Times:
Ongoing until Sunday, October 2
Tuesdays through Sundays - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
NOTE: Closed Mondays and most national holidays.

For more information, please call (619) 239-0003
03/29/2016 - Exhibition: The Great Ming Unearthed
In this exhibit, visitors are able to explore the representations of daily life and spiritual beliefs from one of the glorious ages of Chinese civilization.
The early Ming rulers, after a hard-won conquest, rebuilt government and resettled people in their farming villages after the disruptions of the mid-14th century caused by civil war and plague.
On that foundation, the thriving commercial economy recovered and enabled both the dynasty and elite families to sponsor new developments in poetry, pottery, painting, calligraphy, textile manufacture, and other cultural achievements.
Ming people held a wide variety of beliefs about the afterlife, and they filled tombs with ceramic models of the things they needed and enjoyed in life: food, furniture, domestic animals, musical instruments, and servants, guardsmen, and entertainers.

Admission/Cost: $5

Location:
San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
328 J Street
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and Times:
Ongoing until Saturday, April 30
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday - 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday - Noon to 4 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 338-9888
04/01/2016 - Exhibition: Kimonos from Japan
In collaboration with the Mingei International Museum and MiraCosta College, the Japanese Friendship Garden presents a special exhibition in the Inamori Pavilion of exquisite kimonos brought to San Diego from Japan. Each treasured kimono was donated to these collections with the intent of preserving a special part of Japanese culture and sharing it with visitors of diverse backgrounds. Join us in learning the stories of how these kimonos came to be collected in San Diego and the memories created because of them.

This exhibit will explore symbolic imagery seen on the kimonos including: birds, flowers, and natural landscapes. Additionally, Threaded, Traveled, Treasured will also look at how kimono are worn traditionally and as modern forms of self-expression.

Please join us in celebrating this collaborative effort and viewing these threaded garments that have traveled such far distances to be treasured by all.

Admission/Cost: $0-$12
NOTE: 3rd Tuesday of every month is FREE for San Diego Residents only and Picture ID is mandatory, out of county residents pay regular admission prices.

Location:
Japanese Friendship Garden
2215 Pan American Road. E,
San Diego, 92101
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, April 1 until Sunday, June 12, 2016
Mondays through Fridays - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Last admission at 4:00 PM)
Saturdays & Sundays - 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Last admission at 3:30 PM)
NOTE: 3rd Tuesday of every month - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Last admission at 3:00 PM)

For more information, please visit: www.niwa.org
04/01/2016 - Exhibit Opening: I Want the Wide American Earth
In the first exhibition of its kind from the Smithsonian, I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story celebrates Asian Pacific American history across a multitude of diverse cultures and explores how Asian Pacific Americans have shaped and been shaped by the course of our nation's history. Rich with compelling stories and images, the exhibition takes a sweeping look at this history, from the very first Asian immigrants centuries ago to the complex challenges facing Asian Pacific American communities today.

Created by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and organized for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. The exhibition is supported by a grant from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation. Along with this award-winning Smithsonian travelling exhibit The New Americans Museum presents a special video and short films series curated by Pacific Arts Movement through June. This exhibit runs May 6 through June 30.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
New Americans Museum
2825 Dewey Road #102
San Diego, 92106
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Friday, April 1 - 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.newamericansmuseum.org
04/02/2016 - Exhibit Opening: Brueghel to Canaletto
A new exhibition featuring some of the finest still life and landscape paintings from leading Dutch, Flemish, Italian, Spanish and German artists of the 17th and 18th Centuries. The works represent a turning point in history when artwork began to be collected by those other than nobility, and the art market emerged.

Made possible by a loan from the private collection of the Grasset family of Spain, the exhibition features nearly 40 pieces never before displayed publicly. The collection will be on view at the museum, the sole venue for the exhibition, from April 2 through August 2. Be among the first to see it at this preview.

Admission/Cost: $8 - $12

Location:
San Diego Museum of Art
1450 El Prado
San Diego, 92101
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Saturday, April 2 - 8:00 AM

For more information, please visit: www.sdmart.org
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