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All Day Trinh Mai: That We Should Be Heirs Trinh Mai: That We Should Be Heirs That We Should Be Heirs encourages participants to engage in the lost art of letter writing as a method of alleviating burdens and promoting healing. By putting hand to paper and joining one another in this collective activity of personal letter writing, we can share in this intimate process of privately documenting the stories, hardships, and triumphs that connect us all. Letters written by immigrants and families of immigrants are encouraged. Letters handwritten in participants’ native tongues are welcomed and encouraged. Writings by survivors are encouraged. This project includes on-site activities and off-site workshops during which participants will be asked to write letters to themselves and/or others to pay respect to those who have shared in our heartaches and the approaches we’ve found to quiet our pain. All writings will be rolled and bound with string, and therefore, will remain private as part of the installation.

That We Should Be Heirs aims to offer a hallowed space for the participants to release their burdens and their fears into the art. As more letters are received, the installation will continue to evolve. This project focuses on one of the most profound commonalities that we all have"our desire to heal, our constant search for new ways to alleviate our burdens, our hope to gain victory over fear, and the consistent need to let go of the things that have a way of hardening our hearts.

San Diego Art Institute
1439 El Prado
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Dates and times
Ongoing until Sunday, May 12, 2019
Tuesdays to Fridays - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturdays & Sundays - 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events


San Diego County Fair
From Friday, May 31 to Thursday, July 4, 2019


* Note: newest and shorter run productions can be found in our regular calendar listings.

Exhibitions and Art

Lung Hsiang Chinese Brush Painting Exhibit & Sale
Until July 8, 2019

Between Two Worlds
Until July 28, 2019

Art of East Asia
Until December 31, 2019

Art Of The 20th Century
Ongoing until December 31, 2019

German Expressionism
Ongoing until December 31, 2019

Barrio Art Crawl
Ongoing, every 2nd Saturday of each month


Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
Ongoing, 3rd Tuesday of each month

Walking Tour of Asian Pacific Historic District
Ongoing, every 2nd Saturday of each month


Kids Meet Mandarin
Ongoing Fridays

Chinese Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Spanish Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Bilingual Storytime
Ongoing Fridays

Classes and Workshops

Capoeira Angola de Sao Bento Grande
Ongoing Saturdays

West African Dance Class
Ongoing Sunday

Mahjong Lessons
Ongoing Thursdays

Ki Energy Healing Clinic
Ongoing Wednesdays

Emei Qigong Practice
Ongoing Saturdays

Middle-Eastern Drum & Belly Dance Class
Ongoing until December 17

Kokedama Workshop
Ongoing every 1st and 3rd Tuesday

Irish Gaelic Conversation Circle
Ongoing Tuesdays

Tai Chi Workshop
Ongoing Saturdays

African Dance Class
Ongoing Sundays

Salsa Class
Ongoing Tuesdays
11:00 AM House of Palestine Lawn Program This event will showcase folkloric dances in traditional Palestinian costumes, as well as poetry, music, arts and crafts and the authentic food of Palestine.

Admission/Cost: FREE

International Cottages
Balboa Park
2125 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Sunday, March 31 - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.houseofpalestine.org
1:00 PM Film: On The Way To School On the Way to School documents the courageous journeys of four children from around the globe as they make their way to school " over great, potentially hazardous distances that wind over mountains, across vast plains and through savannas. Film is subtitled; however, younger viewers will be able to follow and enjoy the story.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $10

San Diego Museum of Art
1450 El Prado
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA
MAP - [Park Map]

Sunday, March 31 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sdmart.org
2:00 PM Stage: Hedwig and the Angry Inch To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the musical, Diversionary Theatre stages John Cameron Mitchell (text) and Stephen Trask's (music and lyrics) about Hedwig, a "freak who has been through a lot but is just too fabulous to even consider giving up." Matt M. Morrow directs.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $60

Diversionary Theatre
4545 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92116

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Saturday, March 30 until Sunday, April 21
Thursdays, 7:00 PM
Fridays and Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.diversionary.org
2:00 PM Music: Rimsky Korsakov’s Scheherazade The Greater San Diego Chamber Orchestra, directed by USD Music faculty Dr. Angela Yeung, performs Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade. The concert also features winners of the 2019 Music Teachers Association of California Concerto Competition and two USD students: Daniel Campbell ('20), viola in Bruch's Romanze, and Elizabeth Tin-Maung ('20), violin in Monti's Czardas.

Admission/Cost: $5 - $10

Camino Hall, Shiley Theatre
5998 Alcala Park
University of San Diego
San Diego, CA 92110

Dates and times:
Friday, March 29 - 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, March 31 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sandiego.edu
3:00 PM Musica Vitale Concert Professional choir Musica Vitale sings Ukrainian and Russian folksongs. Ukrainian-born cellist Jenia Kobylyanska and pianist Yuliya Minina perform chamber music by Ukrainian composers.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Coronado Library
640 Orange Avenue
Coronado, 92118

Sunday, March 31 - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.musicavitale.com
3:00 PM Stage: The Pirates Of Penzance Jr. Set sail with this classic comedy that boasts one of the most famous patter songs in musical theater history. The wit and whimsy of Gilbert and Sullivan's classic score is suffused with a modern sensibility in The Pirates of Penzance JR., a swashbuckling musical journey!

Set on the rocky coast of Cornwall, England, The Pirates of Penzance JR. begins with a group of pirates who are celebrating the birthday of one of their own, Frederic, who has reached his 21st year.

Finally, having served the full length of his required time with the pirates, he decides to strike off on his own and become an upstanding citizen " which may even mean bringing the pirates to justice. This turns out to be a tricky prospect indeed, especially when Frederic's freedom is called into question!

Admission/Cost: $19 - $28

Ocean Beach Playhouse
4944 Newport Ave.
San Diego, CA

Dates and times:
Ongoing from March 22 until April 7, 2019
Fridays & Saturdays - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday & Sunday Matinees - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
4:00 PM 16th Annual Festival of World Dances The Festival Of World Dances features a medley of dances from around the world with colorful costumes, rich music, amazing beats and fabulous choreography. One and only performance. A must see show for the entire family.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $20

Poway Center for the Performing Arts
15498 Espola Road
Poway, CA

Sunday, March 31 - 4:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.powaycenter.com
4:00 PM Music: Benedetti & Svoboda Guitar Duo Bodhi Tree Concerts presents legendary guitarists Fred Benedetti and George Svoboda. Having played together for over 30 years, their music ranges from peaceful and melancholy to cascades of furious flamenco! 100 percent of the profits will be donated to Guitars in the Classroom, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing musical access for all children and expanding the role of music in public education. Don't miss these local superstars and all for a great cause!

Admission/Cost: $25

St. James by the Sea
743 Prospect Street
La Jolla, CA 92037

Sunday, March 31 - 4:00 PM
4:00 PM Haydn Voyages - Songs of the World The Maritime Museum of San Diego and The Hausmann Quartet embark on their fourth season of Haydn Voyages: Music at the Maritime, a unique mix of music and education for those looking for a new cultural and creative experience. The Hausmann Quartet’s intimate performances transport audiences on unique musical voyages, flowing from classical to contemporary works in an idyllic setting, aboard the 1898 steam ferryboat Berkeley in downtown San Diego. Enjoy performances on the city’s only floating concert hall and immerse yourself in sounds of a string quartet and the San Diego Bay.

Each unique performance explores the evolution of the string quartet through both the lens of classical composer Joseph Haydn and themes varying from differing world views, humor, to the human condition. Refreshments are available on Berkeley’s upper deck bar starting at 3:30 PM. Performances include informative and entertaining commentary from musicologist Derek Katz.

This journey around the globe spans cultures, eras and political issues that are as alive today as they were in Haydn's 18th-century Europe. His "Emperor" Quartet is complemented by a haunting setting of an Armenian folk song by Mary Kouyoumdjian and Terry Riley's G Song (the work of an American master who draws on truly global influences) complete this international voyage, with Haydn as fearless leader.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $50

Maritime Museum of San Diego
1492 N. Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

Sunday, March 31 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
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