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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
7:30 PM Stage: The Virgin Trial
8:00 PM Stage: Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin
8:00 PM Stage: Amadeus
8:00 PM Stage: Kiss My Aztec
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 Magic 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: The Virgin Trial
8:00 PM Stage: Amadeus
8:00 PM Stage: Kiss My Aztec
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
2:00 PM Stage: Amadeus
2:00 PM Stage: Kiss My Aztec
3:00 PM Stage: Intimate Apparel
3:00 PM The Virgin Trial
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: The Virgin Trial
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
8:00 PM Stage: Amadeus
8:00 PM Stage: The Winter's Tale
8:00 PM Stage: Intimate Apparel
8:00 PM Stage: Kiss My Aztec
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 Virgin Trial
2:00 PM Stage: The Winter's Tale
2:00 PM Stage: Amadeus
2:00 PM Stage: Kiss My Aztec
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
7:00 PM Stage: Amadeus
7:00 PM Stage: Kiss My Aztec
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: Kiss My Aztec
7:30 PM Stage: Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin
Wednesday, Sep 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 PM Film: Coco
7:00 PM Stage: Amadeus
7:30 PM Stage: The Virgin Trial
7:30 PM Stage: Kiss My Aztec
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
7:30 PM Stage: The Virgin Trial
8:00 PM Stage: Noura
8:00 PM Stage: The Winter's Tale
8:00 PM Stage: Amadeus
8:00 PM Stage: Kiss My Aztec
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: The Virgin Trial
8:00 PM Stage: Noura
8:00 PM Stage: The Winter's Tale
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
8:00 PM Stage: Amadeus
8:00 PM Stage: Intimate Apparel
8:00 PM Stage: Kiss My Aztec
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: Amadeus
2:00 PM Stage: Kiss My Aztec
2:00 PM Stage: Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin
3:00 PM The Virgin Trial
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: The Virgin Trial
8:00 PM Stage: Amadeus
8:00 PM Stage: Man of La Mancha
8:00 PM Stage: Intimate Apparel
8:00 PM Stage: Kiss My Aztec
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 Virgin Trial
2:00 PM Stage: The Winter's Tale
2:00 PM Stage: Amadeus
2:00 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
2:00 PM Stage: Intimate Apparel
2:00 PM Stage: Kiss My Aztec
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: Amadeus
7:00 PM Stage: Noura
7:00 PM Stage: Kiss My Aztec
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: Kiss My Aztec
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: The Virgin Trial
7:30 PM Stage: Kiss My Aztec
7:30 PM Stage: Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin

Museums & Exhibitions

Check out these museum exhibitions and special showings!

Calendar
02/12/2018 - Lecture: The Romance Of Ruins: American Painters And The Italian Landscape
The ancient Greek and Roman ruins that dot the Italian landscape from the Roman Campagna to Paestum and Sicily provided an irresistible lure for many American painters throughout the nineteenth century.

Artists such as Washington Allston, Thomas Cole, George Inness, Frederick Edwin Church, Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Moran and countless others took inspiration from the tangible echoes of the Classical past to create romantic evocations of a vanished civilization.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Timken Museum of Art
1500 El Prado
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
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Monday, February 12 - 10:00 AM

02/22/2018 - Exhibit: The Chinese Heritage of Dr. Chien's Family
As a part of the "Living Legends Series," the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum's newest exhibition focuses on Dr. Shih-Liang Chien, his family and their precepts, or family rules for living. Precepts are an important part of Chinese heritage, and Dr. Chien's family, from the Chien kingdom, has been following these precepts for generations. The Chien family comes from generations of royalty and scholars in China and Taiwan, and the exhibit explores its family tree with many rare artifacts.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $5

Location:
San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
404 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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Thursday, February 22 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 338-9888 or visit: www.sdchm.com
09/16/2017 - Art of the Americas
ART OF THE AMERICAS - Pre-Columbian Art from Mingei's Collection is the most comprehensive presentation to date of the Museum's significant holdings of objects used by people from the ancient cultures of Mexico, Central and South America. Objects featured in the exhibition straddle cultural boundaries—from the Olmec and Maya civilizations in Mexico to the Moche civilization in Peru—as well as numerous ancient traditions and cultures, including the indigenous Teuchitlán, Zoque, Huastec and western Mexican societies.

The works range from objects made for ritual and ceremonial use - figurines, vessels and sculptures depicting gods, shamans, animals, marine life, and floral motifs - to objects for domestic use including jars, bowls, spindle whorls, ocarinas (wind instruments), roller stamps used for decorating cloth and adornments such as beads and ear plugs. A rare collection of Maya textile fragments and ancient beads will also be presented.

Admission/Cost: $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 from Saturday, September 16, 2017 until Sunday, February 18, 2018
Tuesdays through Sundays - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 239-0003 or visit: www.pacificstandardtime.org
02/13/2018 - Exhibit: Age of the Baroque
The story of the Age of Baroque is a tale of today. To examine the 17th century is to reveal the 21st: two centuries united by tribalism, sectarianism, and acquiescence to unreasoning power.

We shall explore this dynamic period through the lens of its greatest artists. Art has always been the handmaiden of power, its uses and abuses magnified by this era. The power of grand monarchs of this period is clearly evident, whether through Philip IV of Spain, France's Sun King, or Louis XIV. The power of a monolithic Church confronted the existential threat of Martin Luther's Reformation. Prominent was the power of belief and ideas, and ultimately, the power of great art.

Admission/Cost: $14 - $19

Location:
Athenaeum Music and Arts Library
1008 Wall Street
San Diego, CA 92037
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Dates and times:
Monday, January 22 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Thursday, January 25 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Monday, January 29 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Thursday, February 1 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Monday, February 5 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Thursday, February 8 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Monday, February 12 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, February 13 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 454-5872 or visit: www.ljathenaeum.org
01/22/2018 - Exhibit: Age of the Baroque
The story of "The Age of the Baroque" is a tale of today. To examine the 17th century is to reveal the 21st: two centuries united by tribalism, sectarianism and acquiescence to unreasoning power. We shall explore this dynamic period through the lens of its greatest artists.

Art has always been the handmaiden of power, a truism magnified in this era, which was all about power: the power of grand monarchs, whether Philip IV of Spain, France's Sun King or Louis XIV; the power of a monolithic Church confronting the existential threat of Martin Luther's Reformation; the power of belief and of ideas, and ultimately the power of great art.

Admission/Cost: $14 - $19

Location:
Athenaeum Music and Arts Library
1008 Wall Street
San Diego, CA 92037
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Dates and times:
Monday, January 22 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Thursday, January 25 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Monday, January 29 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Thursday, February 1 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Monday, February 5 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Thursday, February 8 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Monday, February 12 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, February 13 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 454-5872 or visit: www.ljathenaeum.org
01/23/2018 - Kumeyaay Ethnobotonay
Explore the remarkable interdependence between native peoples and native plants of the Californias through in-depth descriptions of 47 native plants and their uses, lively narratives, and hundreds of vivid photographs. It connects the archaeological and historical record with living cultures and native plant specialists who share their ever-relevant wisdom for future generations.

Join us at the Bonita Museum and Cultural Center for a presentation by anthropologist Michael Wilken-Robertson, whose advocacy and applied research have allowed him to develop lifelong friendships with many Native Baja Californians and to collaborate in cultural revitalization efforts. The talk will explore the fascinating world of northern Baja California's original peoples and their descendants, whose profound knowledge of the land has sustained them from ancient times to the present.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Bonita Museum and Cultural Center
4355 Bonita Road
Chula Vista, CA 91902
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Tuesday, January 23 - 6:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 267-5141 or visit: www.bonitahistoricalsociety.org
01/20/2018 - Museum Exhibition: The Language of Things
San Diego Art Institute, a regional contemporary art center in Balboa Park, will launch its 2018 exhibition programming with a dynamic multimedia installation and curated event series entitled "The Language of Things" by binational artist Roberto Romero-Molino. Inspiring cross-cultural collaboration in the regional art community, this exhibition is a partnership between the San Diego Art Institute and the Tijuana Cultural Center (CECUT).

A surreal landscape of electronic birdsong and Stonehenge-like arrangements of TV screens, "The Language of Things" is filled with sound and video that changes over time, so that every second during the presentation is a unique moment for the spectator. The exhibition takes the viewer deep into the world of perception, peeling back layers of cultural expectation to reveal the wonder and mystery of everyday sounds, images and objects.

The exhibition will open with a reception on Saturday, January 20, and will follow with a robust programming schedule, including listening workshops with the artist, a coding seminar, and live electroacoustic, and instrumental concerts including San Diego's Art of Élan. Ends on Saturday, March 17 with a closing reception.

Admission/Cost: $5

Location:
Balboa Park
San Diego Art Institute
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, January 20 - 6:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 236-0011 or visit: www.sandiego-art.org
01/19/2018 - Gallery: Art of the Americas
Learn about the pre-Columbian objects presented in "Art of the Americas" from Dr. Janet Esser, art historian, and Professor Emerita of San Diego State University. Dr. Esser has lived in Peru and Mexico, has published books and articles in Mexico and in the United States. She has presented many professional papers written extensively on ethnographically ancient, contemporary, and personal adornment. Dr. Esser is especially interested in the art of the ingenious peoples who occupied the Americas long before the arrival of Europeans. She has also focused her attention on the work of these cultures's descendants who, though often poor and dispossessed, continue to produce work rich in intelligence and inspired with energy. Free with museum admission.

Admission/Cost: $7 - $10

Location:
Mingei International Museum
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
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Friday, January 19 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 239-0003 or visit: www.mingei.org
01/18/2018 - Panel Discussion On Border Art
Moderated by unDocumenta curator Alessandra Moctezuma, panel members include curator of education at MCASD Cris Scorza, Sara Soleimani (UCSD Ph.D. program), and independent curator Leticia Gomez-Franco.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $10

Location:
Oceanside Museum of Art
704 Pier View Way
Oceanside, CA 92054
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Thursday, January 18 - 6:00 PM

For more information, please call: (760) 435-3720 or visit: www.oma-online.org
01/08/2018 - Art: Garden Tapestries
For the second year, the tapestries from the Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre in Egypt will be on display. The Egyptian artists vividly celebrate the flowers of the desert, villages, and Nile River in their work.

These tapestries are the legacy of an "experiment in creativity" begun in 1952 by leading Egyptian architect Ramses Wissa Wassef. He was convinced that everyone is born with artistic gifts but that these develop only through practicing a craft from early childhood. To test his theory, Wissa Wassef installed looms in a workshop in the village of Harrania, six miles from Cairo, and invited village children to learn to weave. When they had grasped the basic technique he encouraged them to depict whatever they liked, laying down only three rules: No copying, no preliminary designs, and no adult interference or criticism. His experiment rapidly demonstrated that any child is able to create works of staggering beauty and skill, confirming that innate creativity can grow with a child into adolescence and adulthood.

Since Ramses' death in 1974, his widow Sophie and daughters Suzanne and Yoanna have expanded the experiment. Under their guidance several further generations of children have now mastered weaving. Currently, 30 adult wool and cotton weavers are actively working at the Art Centre in Egypt. This project has a strong impact on the community: it has transformed the lives of the villagers, bringing prosperity, education, better health, self-respect and satisfaction to all, as well as establishing high status and equality for the women. Fifteen wool tapestries and twenty cotton weavings will be on display in the Ecke Building at the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas. Wall signs, books, and a short documentary will present the making of the tapestries. An exploration of founder Ramses Wissa Wassef's aspirations will also be a part of this educational and artistic display. All the tapestries are unique and are woven by individual artists, all of whom have worked for close to four months on each tapestry. The Egyptian sheep wool is colored with traditional vegetable dyes that are planted in the gardens of the art centre in Giza. Runs through March 31.

Admission/Cost: $14

Location:
San Diego Botanic Garden
230 Quail Gardens Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Monday, January 8 - 4:00 PM
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