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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
02/26/2016 - Exhibition: Sights & Sounds of Poland
The FPC Arts Series is pleased to present a delightful musical and visual adventure by Janice and Béla Fehér. Béla's photos: the church where Copernicus is buried, contemporary concert halls, Polish landscapes, and historic architecture interspersed with historic cathedrals, and pipe organs from 1620 to the past century, will accompany Jan's music of Polish composers including Chopin, Surzyñski, and Zeleñski on the 101-rank Casavant Frères organ.

Early-bird preview of additional photos starts at 6:30 PM. Come experience Poland with us!

Admission/Cost: FREE (RSVP)

Location:
First Presbyterian Church
320 Date Street
San Diego, CA 92101
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Friday, February 26 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.fpcsd.org
02/20/2016 - Talk: The Dark World in the Founding of the Ming Dynasty
To coincide with the Great Ming Unearthed exhibition, Dr. Sarah Schneewind will give a special presentation on the afterlife beliefs of the Chinese people during the Ming Dynasty.

Dr. Sarah Schneewind is a professor of the UCSD History Department and author of two books related to the Ming era: A Tale of Two Melons: Emperor and Subject in Ming China, and Community Schools and the State in Ming China.

Books will be available for purchase during and after the lecture.

Tale of Two Melons: Emperor and Subject in Ming China reviews:

"Schneewind offers sharp insights into the structure and daily workings of premodern Chinese society and government and the subtle forces that acted to temper absolute imperial power. Especially appealing is the metaphor of a social and political fabric perpetually in process of weaving, as exemplified by the complex interplay between center and peripheries, near and far; between individuals, products, and texts; between the formally empowered and the relatively powerless, whether ruler and subject or men and women; between the human, natural and supernatural worlds; and between past, present, and future. A rich and original study that wears its erudition lightly and presents a wealth of detail in highly readable form."

-Joanna Waley-Cohen, New York University

"Building on an apparently tiny incident in 1372, Sarah Schneewind has conjured up an absorbing evocation of Chinese imperial power, the ambiguity of omens, and the unpredictability of fate. This concise and finely crafted book also provides a grand introduction to the ways historians (both then and now) think, work and present their findings."

-Jonathan Spence, Yale University

Admission/Cost:$5

Location:
Chuang Archive & Learning Center
541 B Street
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, February 20 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please call (619)338-9888 or visit: www.sdchm.org
02/20/2016 - Exhibition: The Ten Chinese Paintings
Special lecture with Tiffany Wai Ying Beres, Associate Director of SDCHM.

While oil painting is central to art history in the West, it has a very limited history of sixty years in China, dating back only to the Soviet realist school of painting. On the other hand, ink painting is one of China's oldest and most highly respected art forms, with a history of more than 2,000 years. In fact, ink painting, works made from brush and ink (often color) on paper or silk, is known as guohua ?? (literally "national painting") and shares its artistic roots and traditions with Chinese calligraphy, another highly prized art form. Chinese Painting 101 will condense the history of Chinese Painting into a one hour interactive talk focusing on ten masterworks that every one should know in order to better appreciate the Chinese ink painting genre.

Admission/Cost: $5

Location:
Chuang Archive & Learning Center
541 B Street
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, February 20 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

For more information, please call (619)338-9888 or visit: www.sdchm.org
02/05/2016 - Exhibition: Museum & Garden Tour
Enjoy a docent-led tour of the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum's permanent collection, garden, and featured exhibit!

Space is limited and reservations are required. Please RSVP by 3:30pm on the Friday prior to the tour by calling the museum at 619-338-9888. The tour is included with museum admission.

Admission/Cost:$5

Location:
Chuang Archive & Learning Center
541 B Street
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Saturday, March 5 - 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

For more information, please call (619)338-9888 or visit: www.sdchm.org
02/01/2016 - Exhibition: Asafo Flags From Ghana
Asafo Flags from Ghana is an exhibition of thirty-seven flags from the West African country of Ghana. A recent donation to Mingei International, these colorful flags dating to the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries feature graphic imagery and appliqued designs on solid cotton grounds. They were commissioned by military organizations known as asafo, or "companies," whose primary role was to exert power, exercise political influence and maintain codes of conduct within Fante communities. Smaller towns had at least one company, and larger towns up to fourteen. Verbal proverbs are given imaginative visual form on the flags, in which messages and customs are remembered and oral traditions are preserved. Asafo flags are displayed at funerals, annual festivals and other ceremonial occasions, where they adorn central shrines and are paraded and waved through villages and towns. Intense rivalry among companies once led to violent confrontations, but today this is channeled into peaceful competitions. Colonial influence can be noted in these flags, derived in part from the display of European flags in the region; indeed, the British Union Jack appears on flags created before Ghana gained its independence in 1957.

Admission/Cost: $7 - $10

Location:
Mingei International Museum
Balboa Park
1439 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Ongoing until Saturday, July 10
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.mingei.org
01/30/2016 - Exhibition: Flor Garduño
In Trilogy, Flor Garduño presents a tour of the principal themes from her career of photographic work within three groups: Bestiarium, Fantastic Women and Silent Natures. A renowned Mexican photographer, Garduño is internationally recognized for her black and white photography.

Exhibition presented in Spanish and English.

Admission/Cost: $8

Location:
Museum of Photographic Arts
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Ongoing until Tuesday, May 29
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
NOTE:The museum will be closed March 30 all day for event preparations.

For more information, please visit: www.mopa.org
01/22/2016 - Exhibition: The Chinese and the Iron Road
The Chinese and the Iron Road pays tribute to the Chinese workers who helped build the nation's first Transcontinental Railroad 150 years ago.

The exhibit, produced by the Chinese Historical Society of America (CHSA) and the Chinese Railroad Workers Project at Stanford University (CRRW), comprises stand-alone graphic panels featuring historical and contemporary photos, along with illustrations and text chronicling the building the Transcontinental Railroad.

The CRRW project seeks to rediscover the history of Chinese railroad workers constructing America's first Transcontinental Railroad during the period of 1865 -1869 and "give a voice to the Chinese migrants whose labor on the Transcontinental Railroad helped to shape the physical and social landscape of the American West. The Project coordinates research in North America and Asia in order to create an online digital archive available to all, along with books, digital visualizations, conferences and public events." (CRRW)

Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) plays a leading role in coordinating this traveling exhibit.

Admission/Cost: Free - $5

Location:
San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
Chuang Archive and Learning Center
541 B 2nd Ave. San Diego, 92101
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Dates and times:
Ongoing until March 31, 2016
Tuesdays through Saturdays - 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Sundays - 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
12/17/2018 - Free Admission to Mingei International Museum
Take advantage of an opportunity to visit the Mingei International Museum at no cost today. As a public service, Park organizations offer free admission on a rotating basis on the first four Tuesdays of the month to San Diego City and County residents (with ID), and active military and their dependents.

Please note: Some museums may offer complimentary admission to their permanent collections only, and charge admission to special exhibitions or films.

Also note: Some museums may require ID for minors.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Balboa Park
Mingei International Museum
1439 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
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Third Tuesday of the Month - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 239-0003 or visit: www.mingei.org
01/19/2016 - Exhibition: Works by Ernesto Neto
A new exhibition from the Brazilian artist who specializes in hanging polyp-shaped sculptures stuffed with fragrant spices like lavender, cloves, and turmeric.

Admission/Cost: $5 - $10

Tuesday, January 19 - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Location:
MCASD - Downtown
1001 Kettner Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92108
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For more information, please call: (858)454-3541
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