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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
07/22/2017 - Exhibition: Jorge Pardo
Lux Art Institute is proud to announce critically acclaimed Cuban artist Jorge Pardo as its final artist-in-residence of Season 10. See first rate art in San Diego-be part of the Lux Experience.

Jorge Pardo's visually alluring work examines the crossing of contemporary painting, design, sculpture and architecture. Using a broad palette of exuberant colors, multifarious patterns and a mix of organic and industrial materials, Pardo's works range from murals to home furnishings to collages to larger-than-life fabrications.

Nestled in the northern Yucatán jungle, Pardo combined Mayan culture and modern design, where a sprawling series of buildings, structures, pools and gardens subsumed his life for over six years. Constantly challenging defined aesthetic disciplines and ambits, Pardo engages viewers throughout the world with works consistently questioning distinctions between fine art and design.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $5

Location:
Lux Art Institute
1550 South El Camino Real
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Saturday, July 22 through Saturday, August 5 - 11 AM

For more information, please call: (760) 436-6611 or visit: www.luxartinstitute.org
07/19/2017 - Lecture: Are We So Different?
This is a two-hour program on equity and inclusion. At the "Experience the Race: Are We So Different?" exhibit, learn about the science and history of race in America, and talk openly about identity and ethnicity and the ways it impacts our lives personally and professionally. The event is hosted by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at San Diego State University. The last day to register is Wednesday July 12.

Age limit: 18+

Admission/Cost: $15 - $45

Location:
San Diego Museum of Man
1350 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
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Wednesday, July 19 - 10:00 AM

For more information, please call: (619) 594-5821 or visit: www.ces.sdsu.edu.com
07/27/2017 - Exhibit Opening: We Are Here/Estamos Aqui
Join us to celebrate the opening of "We Are Here/Estamos Aquí." Mix and mingle with the artists while viewing photographic images depicting the dynamic social aspects of the U.S./Mexico border.

The selection of artwork in the exhibition shares individual experiences, explores the impact of crossing, and investigates the ways the cultures of Mexico and the U.S. are shaped by their proximity to one another.

Artists include Stefan Falke, Ingrid Hernandez, Tom Kiefer, Pieter Wisse and Borderclick, a group of young artists connected through San Diego nonprofit, The AjA Project.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
SDSU Downtown Gallery
725 W. Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
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Thursday, July 27 through Sunday, October 29 (Closed Tuesday and Wednesday) - 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 501-6370 or visit: www.art.sdsu.edu
07/08/2017 - Art: Frida Kahlo Art Show
Frida Kahlo is considered one of Mexico's greatest artists of the 20th century, and continues to be an inspiration even after her death.

La Bodega Gallery celebrates all things Frida with art, music, food and even a Frida look-alike contest.

Dress up like the artist, or just come watch. The contest entry fee is $1 and you can sign up at the show. There will be both an adult and child contest.

The event also features more than 40 artists showcasing works inspired by Kahlo.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
La Bodega Gallery
2196 Logan Ave.
San Diego, CA 92113
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Saturday, July 8 - 4:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 255-7036 or visit: www.barriologan.wixsite.com
06/14/2017 - Exhibition: Remembering African Americans In The Civil War
Join the San Diego Veterans Museum and Memorial Center for special dedication to Decoration Day, now known as Memorial Day.

WorldBeat Center's African American History and Culture Museum will be exhibiting the U.S. Colored Troops of the Union Army and Navy, the Tuskegee Airman, John C. Robinson, "The Brown Condor" and more.

Don't miss, Weldon May's, WBC's resident artist, new paintings! WorldBeat Cultural Center continues to tell the stories that have never been told.

We want to thank the San Diego Veterans Museum for this special collaboration!

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Veterans Museum and Memorial Center
2115 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from now until July 4, 2017
Tuesdays to Sundays - 10:00 to 4:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.veteranmuseum.org
06/17/2017 - Patrolling the Stingaree
San Diego's Stingaree District has a vibrant and exciting history as it once contained the Chinatown, the Red Light District, and many other areas of debauchery all in one small neighborhood along San Diego Bay. Learn about the role of law enforcement from 1850 to 1920 and how the police attempted to "police" this infamous neighborhood during its formation.

Admission/Cost: $5 for adults, FREE for SDCHM members, children 12 and under, and students with ID.

Location:
Chuang Archive and Learning Center
541-B Second Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, June 17 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

For more information, Please Call: (619) 338-9888 or visit www.sdchm.org
06/17/2017 - Roots Series: France
Cultural performances and activities highlighting the diverse traditions of France. The afternoon includes a dance performance by The Performing Folk Dancers of Balboa Park, an interactive theater performance from Literature Comes to Life, painting workshops inspired by French artists, and storytelling by Marilyn McPhie.

Admission/Cost: FREE RSVP

Location:
San Diego Children's Discovery Museum
320 N. Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025
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Saturday, June 17 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

For more information, Please Call: (760) 233-7755 or visit www.sdcdm.org
05/26/2017 - Exhibition: International Homage to the Horse and Other Steeds
This exhibition will feature objects from around the world that demonstrate the power, speed, and serviceability of the horse and similar steeds. The exhibit will display artifacts from the Middle Eastern, Asian, Native American and Mexican cultures while exhibiting how important and connected these animals have been to humans across the world.

Admission/Cost: $7 - $10

Location:
Mingei International Museum
Balboa Park, Plaza De Panama
1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and Times:
Ongoing from May 26, 2017 until November 12, 2017
Tuesdays through Sundays - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.mingei.org
05/20/2017 - Unseen Portrait: The Art of Tom Hom
The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum is excited to announce the homegrown exhibition, Unseen Portrait: The Art of Tom Hom. Many in San Diego have heard of longtime Chinese American leader and political legend, Tom Hom, but only his family and close friends are aware of his artistic talents. For the first time ever, Tom Hom is going public with his art! This exhibition will highlight Hom's dedication to documenting the Chinese American experience in artistic form.

Fifty works on display capture over seventy years of artistic creation, including sketches, cartoons, watercolors, and oil paintings. SDCHM is proud to celebrate the achievements of this inspirational community figure for his 90th birthday.

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 20 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
During the opening, Congressman Scott Peters, will speak from 2:15 - 2:30 PM and introduce Tom Hom before we embark on a tour of San Diego's historic Chinatown with Old Town Trolley Tours and Tom Hom, himself.

Reception Admission:
General - $5.00
Children under 12 - FREE
Museum Members - FREE

Exhibit ongoing May 20 - August 20, 2017

Museum Admission:
General - $5.00
Children under 12 - FREE
Museum Members - FREE

Location:
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Extension Building
328 J Street
San Diego, CA 92101
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Museum Hours:
Monday - Closed
Tuesday - 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday - 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Thursday - 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Friday - 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday - 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday - 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Closed Fourth of July

For more information, please visit: www.sdchm.org
05/11/2017 - Curator’s Talk: A Last Look at British Modern
This exhibition will chronicle the graphic work of two of the most significant movements of early 20th century modern art in Britain: Vorticism and the Grosvenor School. Selected from the world-renowned print collection of the British Museum, the exhibition will feature around sixty works by exemplars of British modernism.

Please join us as the exhibition curator, Erin Maynes, guides us through the galleries on a last tour before the show closes. Erin will speak in the galleries using the works exhibited as visual aids.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Founders Hall
Hoehn Family Galleries
University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110
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Thursday, May 11 - 5:15 PM to 6:00 PM
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