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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
5:45 PM Asian Film Festival Spring Showcase FILM SCHEDULE:
Date Time Film
Thursday, April 117:00 PMFirst Night Nerves
9:00 PMWarrior
Friday, April 125:45 PM Aruna & Her Palate
7:55 PM Waiting For Sunset
Saturday, April 1312:50 PMPhotograph
3:10 PMGo Back To China
5:40 PMMemories Of My Body
7:55 PMSwing Kids
Sunday, April 1412:30 PMManila In The Claws Of Light
3:15 PMHimala
5:45 PMBatch ’81
7:55 PMMoral
Monday, April 155:40 PMAruna & Her Palate
7:55 PMReza
9:45 PMMystery Kung Fu Theater
Tuesday, April 166:00 PMThe Crossing
8:10 PMSwing Kids
Wednesday, April 175:30 PMThe Crossing
7:50 PMSong Lang
Thursday, April 187:00 PMEk Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga

Admission/Cost: $12 (click on individual film links above to purchase tickets)

UltraStar Cinemas Mission Valley
7510 Hazard Center Dr
San Diego, CA 92108

Dates and times:
From Thursday, April 11 to Thursday, April 18, 2019
Films start at:
Thursday, April 11 - 7:00 PM
Friday, April 12 - 5:45 PM
Saturday, April 13 - 12:50 PM
Sunday, April 14 - 12:30 PM
Monday, April 15 - 5:40 PM
Tuesday, April 16 - 6:00 PM
Wednesday, April 17 - 5:30 PM
Thursday, April 18 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sdaff.org
6:00 PM National Poetry Month: Cultures Connect Poetry & Art Series 2019 presents Cultures Connect, a reading by renowned authors Kimberly Dark, Malachi Black, Jennifer Minniti-Shippey, Mario DeMatteo, minerva, Shadab Zeest Hashmi, and Gerardo Navarro, a.k.a. Nemónico. People’s Choice open mic follows. Hosted by Michael Klam and Jim Moreno. DJ Gill Sotu will provide music and sound throughout the show. Cultures Connect is a collaboration between San Diego Writers, Ink; SDAI; P&A; and Jim Moreno. This interactive arts and culture experience will include beverages, snacks and time to mingle.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $6

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

Friday, April 12 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
6:00 PM SDLFF Artist Reception As every year this years San Diego Latino Film Festival had some of the best local artist displaying and creating new art. On Friday April 12th the artist will gather together again for a reception at the 'Media Arts Center's Digital Gym'. If you missed any of the artists or missed your chance to purchase a piece of art for yourself now is the time to meet the artists, see and purchase some great art and meet up once again with the volunteers and Staff of the Film Festival.

Latin Soundtrack Curated by DJ Viejo Lowbo.

Art Display & reception curated by Melody De Los Cobos and Andy Gonzalez

Featured Artists: Melody De Los Cobos / Kari Velasco / Jorge Mendoza / Patricia Murolo / Gerardo Zarate / La Onda Arte Latino / Esmeralda Robles / Jennifer Cooksey / CJ Martinez / Minnie Valero / Ale Tostado Ruiz. / Mary Sol paintings

Admission/Cost: FREE

Digital Gym Cinema
2921 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92104

Friday, April 12 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
6:00 PM 34th Annual Filipino Culture Night SDSU’s Andrés Bonifacio Samahan proudly presents the 34th Annual Filipino Culture Night, “Pinagmulan”. Since 1986, Filipino Culture Night (FCN) has provided a space for students to express themselves freely while allowing both the students, the faculty, and the community at large to be culturally enriched. FCN is also one of the most significant events AB Samahan puts on as a gift to the community. This year’s production will be put on by AB Samahan’s very own Co-Cultural Coordinators, Katrina Alberto & Nemuel Cajudo.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Montezuma Hall
San Diego, CA 92182

Friday, April 12 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
6:30 PM 12th Annual Indian Classical Music & Dance Festival Indian Fine Arts Academy of San Diego is happy to announce our 12th Annual Festival of Music and Dance. The week-long festival will include renowned Indian classical artists and dancers as well as talks about Indian classical preforming arts.

Date Time Event
Sunday, April 72:30 PMCarnatic Vocal - Tribute to S.Rajam Dr. Vijayalakshmi Subramanyam
Monday, April 86:30 PMLecture Demonstration Contemporary Relevance of Ramayana
Tuesday, April 96:30 PMCarnatic Instrumental - Bamboo Melodies Sikkil Mala Chandrasekhar
Wednesday, April 106:15 PMCarnatic Instrumental - Emerging Talent from North America Kamalakiran Vinjamu
Thursday, April 116:30 PMLecture Demonstration by Bragha Bessell Compare and contrast dance styles
Friday, April 126:30 PMLaya Samarpanam T.H.Vikku Vinayakram
Saturday, April 138:15 AMCarnatic Instrumental - Swara Layam AK Palanivel - Thavil Durai Bharatthidas
10:30 AMCarnatic Vocal - Srinivasan Praba Memorial Concert Neyveli Santhanagopalan
1:15 PMTheatrical Presentation on DK Pattammal Centenary Gowri Ramnarayan
3:30 PMTheatrical Presentation - Tribute to Mahatma Gandhi
6:30 PMFelicitation Ceremony Chief Guest: Ambassador Sanjay Panda
Sunday, April 148:15 AMCarnatic and Hindustani Music, and Dance Tribute
11:00 AMCarnatic Vocal - Mesmerizing Melodies S.Mahati - Vocal VVS Murari
1:45 PMHindustani Vocal - Divine Devarnama (Kal Ramnarayan Memorial Concert)
4:00 PMCarnatic Instrumental Jugalbandhi - Musical Breeze & Resonating Strings
7:15 PMTribute to DK Pattamal - A Carnatic Vocal Concert Vijay Siva

Admission/Cost: Free - $45 (Click on event links for tickets)

David and Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Drive
San Diego, CA 92037

Dates and times:
From Sunday, April 8 to Sunday, April 28, 2019
Sunday, April 7 - 2:30 PM
Monday, April 8 - 6:30 PM
Tuesday, April 9 - 6:30 PM
Wednesday, April 10 - 6:15 PM
Thursday, April 11 - 6:30 PM
Friday, April 12 - 6:30 PM
Saturday, April 13 - All Day
Sunday, April 14 - All Day

For more information, please visit: www.indianfineartsacademy.org
7:00 PM Film: Louise By The Shore On the last day of summer, elderly Louise realizes that the last train has departed without her, and she finds herself alone in a small seaside resort town. The weather quickly turns for the worse, and the fragile and coquettish woman is not prepared to make it through the winter. She takes her abandonment as a challenge, and she is determined to survive by confronting the elements, as well as her memories, which have found the perfect occasion to join in the adventure.

This film is a part of the Tournées French Film Festival at MiraCosta College.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Large Lecture (Little Theater) OC3601
MiraCosta College
1 Barnard Dr.
Oceanside, CA

Friday, April 12 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.miracosta.edu
7:00 PM Stage: The Women of Lockerbie Salomon Theatre at Point Loma Nazarene University presents Deborah Brevoort's drama, loosely inspired by the true events that followed the devastating bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. Bill and Madeline Livingston, who lost their son in the terrorist attack, travel to Scotland to come to terms with their loss.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $12

Point Loma Nazarene University
3900 Lomaland Drive
San Diego, CA 92106

Dates and times:
From April 4 to April 13
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday April 13 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
7:00 PM Dance: Live Arts Fest A celebration of multidisciplinary arts with a focus on dance, Live Arts Fest consists of nine nights of dance spread out over the course of 12 days. Curated by San Diego Dance Theater’s Artistic Director Jean Isaacs, past fests have showcased modern to post-modern dance numbers choreographed by local and international artists, while also giving an opportunity to newer faces. This year is no exception, with performances from, to name a few, bkSoul, Mexico City’s Nemian Danza Escénica, Maria Naidu from Sweden, and the 2018 Young Choreographers Showcase & Prize winner Chelsea Zeffiro.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $150

White Box Theater
Studio 205, Building 176
2590 Truxtun Road
San Diego, CA 92106

Dates and times:
From Wednesday, April 3 to Sunday, April 14, 2019
Wednesday (4/3), Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays - 7:00 PM
8:00 PM Talk: Creating Global Citizens Through Encounters with Asia The ASIANetwork Conference keynote address is given by Richard Madsen, PhD, distinguished professor of sociology at the University of California, San Diego. He was co-director of a Ford Foun­dation project to help revive the academic discipline of sociology in China. He also served as provost of Eleanor Roosevelt College, the mission of which is to provide a liberal education that will produce global citizens.

The 2019 ASIANetwork Conference theme focuses on integrating, enhancing, and engaging Asia-related topics in undergraduate curricula. What are the various methods"coursework, study abroad, community engagement, research, internships, etc."that have been used to enhance knowledge and understanding of Asia in different disciplinary contexts? What kinds of interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches have been used to enhance Asia-related themes and Asian Studies?

Admission/Cost: FREE

KIPJ Theatre
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice
University of San Diego
San Diego, CA

Friday, April 12 - 8:00 PM to 9:15 PM
9:00 PM Music: Manouche Five Swinging Gypsy Jazz from the 1940s! Celebrating the artist Django Reinhart and other classic tunes

Manouche Five is a San Diego Gypsy Jazz group comprised of Clément Sanchez, guitar; Jim Anderson, guitar; Carlos Foster, guitar; Stefanie Schmitz, clarinet; and Joe Wexler, bass.

Admission/Cost: $10

Cafe Bar Europa the Turquoise
873 Turquoise Street
San Diego CA 92109

Friday, April 12 - 9:00 PM to 11:30 PM
9:30 PM Music: Las Cafeteras Las Cafeteras are immigrant children remixing roots music, telling modern day stories with what LA Times has called a “Uniquely Angeleno mishmash of punk, hip-hop, beat music, cumbia and rock … Live, they’re magnetic.”

Admission/Cost: $20 - $62

The Music Box
1337 India Street
San Diego, CA 92101

Friday, April 12 - 9:30 PM

For more information, please visit: www.musicboxsd.com
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