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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
02/16/2017 - Culture & Cocktails: Persian Nights
The February edition of the San Diego Museum of Art's Culture & Cocktails is inspired by the exhibition "Arts of Iran" and "Arts of South and Southeast Asia."

This after-hours party will include:
- Persian art including geometric motifs, ceramics, paintings, and Persian-language calligraphy
- Signature cocktails by Papa Pilar's Rum
- Make your own mosaic choker necklaces or cuff bracelets
- Contribute a personalized sticky note to an Interactive Post-it Mosaic
- Persian Nights themed photo booth

Admission/Cost:
$5 for members, $25 for nonmembers, and $35 at the door.

Location:
San Diego Museum of Art
1450 El Prado
San Diego, CA
MAP

Thursday, February 16 - 6:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sdmart.org, or call (619) 232-7931.
02/11/2017 - Sherlock Holmes and the Clocktower Mystery
"Sherlock Holmes and the Clocktower Mystery" opens on Saturday, Feb. 11 - Sunday, June 4, 2017, in the Fleet's upstairs exhibit galleries.

Grab a Detective Guide and enter the exhibition. You'll find yourself transported back in time, experiencing the sights, sounds-and even the smells!-of turn-of-the-century London. First, you'll visit the clocktower, where a murder has taken place. Then you'll walk through seven other locations, including a carnival sideshow, a séance room and a caretaker's room. In each, search for clues ... but beware of red herrings that might lead you off track!

When you think you know the name of the murderer, enter Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's study. There, you'll be questioned about your conclusions, and the mystery will be solved in a dramatic finale!

Admission/Cost: $16.95 - $19.95

Location:
Fleet Science Center
1875 El Prado
San Diego, CA
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Dates and times:
Ongoing February 11 to June 4,
Sundays - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Mondays - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesdays - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesdays - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursdays - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Fridays - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturdays - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.rhfleet.org
02/11/2017 - Art of Raúl Anguiano
Join us for a reception and celebration of the life and art of Raúl Anguiano, whose work will be exhibited for a limited time at the El Cajon Library as part of the ongoing efforts of Arte en la Industria, an initiative of Tijuana Innovadora that brings art and culture, in its different manifestations, to the workplace.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
El Cajon Library
201 E. Douglas Avenue
San Diego,CA
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Saturday, February 11 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 588-3718
02/05/2017 - American And European Folk Art From The Permanent Collection
This exhibition is dedicated to nearly three centuries of American and European folk art from the Museum's collection, with many artworks on view for the very first time. Colorful quilts, whimsical whirligigs, baskets and decorative boxes will be showcased along with curious objects, such as a carnival knockdown figure, Victorian tenth-anniversary tin and sailors' love tokens—all created by unknown makers.

Figurative sculptural objects will also be on view, including works by Felipe Archuleta, Gerard Cambon and Beatrice Wood, in addition to baskets and ceramic vessels, a carved and painted wood barber pole and needlepoint samplers.

Admission/Cost: $7 - $10

Location:
Mingei International Museum
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA
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Dates and times:
Ongoing February 5 to June 25, Except Mondays - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.mingei.org
02/05/2017 - Japanese Style Pottery Show
An exhibition of work by San Diego Potters' Guild members showcasing the influence of Japanese ceramics, historical and contemporary, on the work they do today. Like studio potters everywhere, Guild members borrow Japanese forms, techniques and glazes, and find inspiration in the characteristically Japanese embrace of nature, its accidents and imperfections. The show explores how millennia of Japanese ceramic history live on in contemporary San Diego studios.

Admission/Cost: Free - $8

Location:
Japanese Friendship Garden
Balboa Park
2215 Pan American Rd
San Diego
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Dates and times:
Ongoing February 5 to April 30 - 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.niwa.org
02/09/2017 - African American Art 'Impressions'
San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery presents "Impressions: African American artists and their connection to African Art," an exhibition featuring the works of Andrea Chung, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle and Robert Pruitt as well as select pieces from the San Diego Mesa College African Art collection. Chung, Hinkle and Pruitt create work that represents the black body and inscribes it with meaning through the use of historical im, references to African art and symbolism.

Their work establishes a dialogue that both deconstructs and demystifies gender and race. The artifacts in the African Art collection, some dating as far back as the 16th century, enter into conversation with the works of these contemporary artists and in doing so they reassert their cultural and artistic influence on African American art. Together, this visual ensemble from the past and the present both illuminates and offers insights into the African American experience.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
San Diego Mesa College
Art Gallery D101
7250 Mesa College Drive
San Diego
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Ongoing February 9 to March 1
Monday - 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Tuesday - 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday - 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Thursday - 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sdmesa.com
02/13/2017 - Exhibition: African American Art 'Impressions'
San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery presents "Impressions: African American artists and their connection to African Art," an exhibition featuring the works of Andrea Chung, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle and Robert Pruitt as well as select pieces from the San Diego Mesa College African Art collection. Chung, Hinkle and Pruitt create work that represents the black body and inscribes it with meaning through the use of historical im, references to African art and symbolism.

Their work establishes a dialogue that both deconstructs and demystifies gender and race. The artifacts in the African Art collection, some dating as far back as the 16th century, enter into conversation with the works of these contemporary artists and in doing so they reassert their cultural and artistic influence on African American art. Together, this visual ensemble from the past and the present both illuminates and offers insights into the African American experience.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
San Diego Mesa College
Art Gallery D101
7250 Mesa College Drive
San Diego
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Ongoing February 9 to March 1
Monday - 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Tuesday - 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday - 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Thursday - 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sdmesa.com
09/24/2016 - Exhibit: Stones In The Meadow
In honor of Native American Month, the Barona Cultural Center & Museum presents "Stones in the Meadow: Irving Gill's Church and Cottages on the Barona Indian Reservation." The exhibit offers a behind-the-scenes look at the work of Gill, one of Southern California's most prominent early architects.

Over the course of his career, Gill produced a venerable body of work that has influenced generations of American architects and builders. The culmination of Gill's historic career was at Barona. In the early 1930s, he was hired by the federal government to design and build a collection of small homes, and the Barona Tribe also hired him to build a church that still stands today.

"Stones in the Meadow" showcases Gill's work on the Barona Indian Reservation - as told by the People of Barona. Barona will also be offering guided tours of the Barona Mission Church to the public beginning Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 and continuing on the first Friday of every month, by appointment.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Barona Cultural Center & Museum
1095 Barona Road
Lakeside, CA
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Dates and times:
Ongoing through March 31, 2017
Mondays - Closed
Tuesdays - 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Wednesdays - 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Thursdays - 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Fridays - 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Saturdays - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sundays - Closed

For more information, please visit: www.baronamuseum.com, or call 619-443-7003 Ext 219.
01/07/2017 - Derli Romero: Small Works On Paper And Books
The Athenaeum presents Derli Romero: Small Works on Paper and Books.

Romero will present a series of paintings, prints and drawings on paper, as well as a selection of his artists books in the Athenaeum's Rotunda Gallery.

Romero is a master printmaker whose works are held in the special collections of New York Public Library, Latin American Art Museum, and the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, among many other institutions. He currently resides in Mexico City.

The exhibition is on display from Jan. 7 to Feb. 11, 2017.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, CA
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Dates and times:
Ongoing until February 11, 2017
Tuesday through Saturday - 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM,
Sundays and Mondays - Closed

For more information, please visit: www.ljathenaeum.org, or call (858) 454-5872.
01/21/2017 - 'Radical Machines' - Chinese Typewriter Exhibit
Be the first to discover the international debut of "Radical Machines: Chinese in the Information Age" at San Diego Chinese Historical Museum!

Explore the seemingly impossible, yet technologically crucial Chinese typewriter -- a machine that inputs a language with no alphabet, yet has more than 70,000 characters.

Experience the puzzles themselves along with other rare Chinese and Pan-Asian IT artifacts and materials from printing, telegraphy, typewriting and computing in China, Japan and Korea -- the first exhibition of its kind.

Award-winning Stanford historian Dr. Thomas S. Mullaney is the curator of the exhibit, which comes from his personal collection.

This exhibit will only be on view from Jan. 21, 2017 - April 16, 2017 at SDCHM before it moves to San Francisco, New York and Hong Kong.

Admission/Cost: $5 (Members and children 12 and under, free)

Location:
San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
Dr. Sun-Yat Sen Memorial Extension Building
328 J Street
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from now until April 16, 2017
Mondays - Closed
Tuesdays through Saturdays - 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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