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Spotlight

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

Stage

* 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

Places

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

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
8:00 AM San Diego Shaka Fest The San Diego Shaka Fest is the Fusion of Hawaiian Culture, Arts, & Athletics! A beautiful day on Mission Bay filled with amazing events such as a youth-only canoe regatta, SUP race for adults and keiki's, stages of da kine Hawaiian and Tahitian entertainment, your favorite boutique vendors and island inspired food vendors to enjoy. With an amazing day on the bay, this event is held by non-profit charity and youth-only program Nā Koa Kai Canoe Club!

So bring the entire 'ohana (family) to this super fun and family oriented event that supports the amazing youth programs at Nā Koa Kai Canoe Club! This festival will take place at De Anza Cove Park, located on beautiful San Diego Mission Bay.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
De Anza Cove Park
3000 N Mission Bay Dr
San Diego, CA 92109
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Saturday, April 27 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
10:00 AM 33rd Annual Linda Vista Multicultural Fair & Parade The Linda Vista Fair, held annually on the 6900 block of Linda Vista Road, (between Comstock and Ulric Streets) is intended to promote cultural awareness and understanding within the City of San Diego. Its numerous cultural exhibits, varied ethnic food offerings and delightful artistic performances are eagerly anticipated by residents and visitors to San Diego.

We are very excited for the 2019 Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Fair and Parade!
This year's theme is "Celebrating our Youth!"

• Three stages of entertainment
• Parade
• Multicultural food
• Carnival rides
• Kids Zone

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Linda Vista Road
6900 Linda Vista Rd.
San Diego, CA 92111
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Saturday, April 27 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 828-3101 or visit: www.lindavistafair.org
10:00 AM Art: Little Saigon Stories Little Saigon Stories is a collection of stories through photography and film honoring Vietnamese refugees and descendants living and working in San Diego's City Heights. The community event will be held in San Diego’s dynamic Little Saigon Cultural and Commercial District along El Cajon Boulevard in City Heights, to commemorate the final installation of Little Saigon Stories, a multi-media art project honoring San Diego’s Vietnamese-American community. The free all-day event will also include walking and restaurant tours of the Little Saigon District as well as a postcard-writing station for the international community art project PostSecret.

Little Saigon Stories is a visual story-telling project that has collected the stories of local Vietnamese refugees and their descendants who have lived and worked in San Diego’s Little Saigon District along El Cajon Boulevard since the 1970s. The project was facilitated by the Media Arts Center San Diego, in collaboration with the AjA Project, Little Saigon Foundation and El Cajon Boulevard Business Improvement Association. The program was made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and California Humanities, with additional support from LISC San Diego and the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.

The April 27 event marks the final installation of the traveling exhibition, which will be unveiled at a pop-up art gallery at 4481 El Cajon Boulevard, in the heart of the Little Saigon District. A public gallery opening reception will be held at the site from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., featuring the Little Saigon Stories photo exhibit, film screening, artist meet-and-greet, cooking demo, Vietnamese bingo, coffee and tea and raffle prizes. The event will also showcase the District’s dynamic business community through guided walking tours (at 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM), as well as a self-guided “food crawl” with printed tour maps of Little Saigon’s many mom-and-pop dining establishments.

Additionally, a postcard-writing station will pop up at the intersection of El Cajon Boulevard and Menlo Avenue from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as part of the PostSecret community mail art project currently on exhibit at the San Diego Museum of Art. For over a decade, the anonymous storytelling project has gathered postcards from millions of people from all over the world to create a unique work of handmade art that releases their secrets into the world. Admission to all of the day’s events are free and open to all.

Little Saigon Stories was designed as a platform for youth to capture, preserve and share the first-hand accounts of inter-generational members of San Diego’s Vietnamese-American community. Over the past 1.5 years, program facilitators have trained high school students and young adults to conduct oral history interviews, develop their story-telling skills through video and photography, and engage with community residents to discuss their memories of Vietnam, journeys to the United States and rebuilding of their lives in San Diego.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Pop Up Gallery
4481 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92114
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Saturday, April 27 - 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.mediaartscenter.org
10:00 AM International Mobile Film Festival Smartphones bring storytellers using their mobile phone cameras to create films to San Diego from all over the world. This year we doubled last year's participants.

Connect, Network, Share Stories, Learn to make your own films with your mobile phone, Meet global filmmakers, celebrate Stories! Join Star Wars Steampunk Universe as they escort filmmakers on the red carpet before the awards ceremony and ask join one of the biggest global smartphone filmmaking Q & A Panels we have ever introduced with over 15 participants. Special VIP Guest Speakers from UK and Missouri. A special guest from Italy and much more!

Two competitions: Feature Mobile Films and Short Mobile Films screen a total of 31 films.

The world's official 8th Annual International Mobile Film Festival is a pioneer in the smartphone filmmaking industry. Only films shot with mobile phones qualify to participate in our film festival. This year we celebrate our 10th Anniversary since we launched from the idea of a traditional film festival to only accept and screen films shot with cell phones on a big screen.

Admission/Cost: $8 - $50

Location:
Marina Village Conference Center
1936 Quivira Way
San Diego, CA 92109
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Dates and times:
Saturday, April 27 - 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Sunday, April 28 - 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.internationalmobilefilmfestival.com
10:00 AM Chase the Spring: Qing Ming Event Join Chinese Historical Museum in the Chuang Garden for an exciting Qing Ming lecture to learn how the Chinese worship their ancestors. To celebrate Spring, we will also have a flower making activity and a bubble craft project geared for kids and adults.

Admission/Cost: Free - $5

Location:
Chuang Garden
Chinese Historical Museum
404 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, April 27 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
10:00 AM 54th Annual Bonsai Spring Show The San Diego Bonsai Club welcomes everyone to the 54th Annual Spring Show at Balboa Park from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on April 27 and 28th. The show, educational demonstrations and lectures are free.

Beautiful Bonsai will be on display for viewing while bonsai of various sizes and species will be on sale from club members at reasonable prices. Come early for the best selection.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Casa del Prado Building
Room 101
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Dates and times:
Saturday, April 27 - 10:00 AM
Sunday, April 28 - 10:00 AM

For more information, please visit: www.sandiegobonsaiclub.com
10:30 AM Exhibit: Feeding A Thousand Souls Feeding A Thousand Souls is an exploration of the Kolam, a women’s ritual art performed daily by thousands in Tamil Nadu, South India. This lecture by Dr. Vijaya Nagarajan will traverse the multiple fields of knowledge that a traditional ritual art form is embedded within: ritual, design, mathematics, poetics, philosophy, and ecology. It is a rich example of how oral knowledge traditions contain multitudes of ways of being.

Admission/Cost: Free - $15

Location:
Museum Boardroom
San Diego Museum of Art
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA
MAP - [Park Map]

Saturday, April 27 - 10:30 AM

For more information, please visit: www.sdmart.org
11:00 AM Little Italy ArtWalk For 35 years, Mission Federal ArtWalk has celebrated both visual and performing arts in San Diego.

On April 27 & 28, 2019, Mission Federal ArtWalk will fill 16 blocks in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood. Thousands of attendees come to view and purchase artwork, enjoy music and dance performances, and participate in interactive art experiences.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Little Italy
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, 27 April - 11:00 AM to 18:00 PM
Sunday, 28 April - 11:00 AM to 18:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.artwalksandiego.org
12:00 PM Hanamatsuri Celebration Celebrate Hanamatsuri, the Flower Festival and birth of the Buddha. Discover Buddhist taiko drumming, with multiple performances both days as well as signups to try the taiko drum. Also floral altar, Japanese classical dancers, martial arts demo, children’s games, talks on Buddhist practice, meditation with shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute), sumi-e brush painting exhibits, Japanese food, farmers market, garden booth and boutique with craft items.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Vista Buddhist Temple and Japanese Cultural Center
150 Cedar Road
Vista, CA 92083
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Dates and times:
Saturday, April 27 - 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sunday, April 28 - 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

For more information, please call: (760) 941-8800 or visit: www.vbtemple.org
12:00 PM Tequila and Taco Music Festival This spring, San Diego’s popular Tequila & Taco Music Festival will be returning for its third year to the beautiful Embarcadero Marina Park South in Downtown San Diego. A huge success in its first two years, the festival will feature exclusive tequila sampling on Saturday, with entertainment, good eats and other libations for guests 21 and up available for purchase throughout the weekend. Ticket holders will have access to delicious gourmet street tacos, craft beers, margarita booths, art vendors and live music on both Saturday and Sunday. A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Gen Giammanco Foundation, which provides financial support to deserving college bound student athletes in San Diego.

Age Limit: 21+

Admission/Cost: $10 - $40

Location:
Embarcadero Marina Park South
200 Marina Park Way
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Saturday, April 27 - 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sunday, April 28 - 12:00 PM to 6:30 PM

For more information, please visit: www.tequilaandtacosmusicfestival.com
12:00 PM Music: Adams Avenue Unplugged This free 2.5 mile musical walk-about features 80+ musical acts in 24 Adams Avenue bars, restaurants, cafes and coffee houses. Along the way visit a beer garden and food court. This year's Unplugged headliner concert series feature performances by guitar virtuoso David Lindley and Guatemalan singer-songwriter and guitarist Gaby Moreno at the Normal Heights Methodist Church. The Headliner concert series is a paid ticketed event series featuring David Lindley, Gaby Moreno, and others. Artists performing free sets at participating restaurants, bars, and coffee houses along Adams Avenue include Gregory Page, Three Chord Justice, Nina Francis, Marie Haddad, Sara Petite Band, Robin Henkel, and Angela Patua Duo.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Adams Avenue
University Heights/Kensington
San Diego, CA
MAP

Saturday, April 27 - 12:00 PM (Noon) to 10:00 PM
1:00 PM Claudia Lyra: Brazilian Folktales and Music Bonita Sunnyside County Library presents Claudia Lyra (director of Nós de Chita from Brazil) for an exciting hour of Brazilian folktales and rhythms. This fun, interactive program will take you on a journey through Brazil using song, dance, and folktales. Your heart will beat in rhythm with the traditions and culture of this diverse and vibrant South American country.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Bonita-Sunnyside Branch Library in partnership with the Center for World Music.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Bonita-Sunnyside Branch Library
4375 Bonita Road
Bonita, CA 91902
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Saturday, April 27 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
1:00 PM San Diego Dutch King's Day On April 27, Dutch in the Netherlands and abroad celebrate the birthday of King Willem-Alexander, a Dutch national holiday, with festivals full of music, food and merriment. This year, Dutch community groups in San Diego (Dutch San Diego & Dutch School of Southern California, La Jolla) and The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe invite locals & fellow expats alike to join them for a Dutch festival in Rancho Santa Fe, CA, where The Inn is hosting San Diego King’s Day 2019 on their picturesque, sprawling lawns. Admission to this family-friendly event is free and revelers of all ages can soak up the Southern California sun, sample an array of traditional Dutch cuisine prepared by The Inn's Executive Chef Chris House & team and enjoy horse-drawn hay rides courtesy of Smarts Farm. San Diego King’s Day’s full day of festivities includes: • Traditional cuisine like Bitterballen, Herring and Poffertjes created by The Inn's Executive Chef Chris House & team • Live music by DJ Emiel van Wanrooij and singer/guitarist Ron Vodegels • Libations on The Lawn - Heineken beer garden, Bols Negronis and libations from Effen Vodka • Silent auction benefitting the Dutch School of Southern California • Garden crafts & horse-drawn hay rides by Smarts Farm • Traditional Dutch games hosted by the Dutch School of Southern California, La Jolla • Traditional King's Day "kids flea market" • Bounce house

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe
5951 Linea del Cielo
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
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Saturday, April 27 - 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sandiegokingsday.com
2:00 PM House of Finland Lawn Program The House of Finland showcases typical music, dance, costumes, arts and crafts, and ethnic foods highlighting the country's rich culture.

Our singing of folk songs from centuries ago is typically accompanied by the violin, the accordion and Finland’s own national instrument"the kantele. This ancient string instrument, sounding somewhat similar to a lute, but constructed to be played on a table or on your lap, sounds like the mournful, haunting melodies of the northern forests and lakes. Finnish youngsters are always part of the scene, showing off their own honoring of our traditions passed on from generation to generation. Come see them sing, dance and play music as it used to be in towns and villages back when. Perhaps you might hear a rendition of Jean Sibelius’ Finlandia, famous the world over!

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
HPR International Cottages Lawn & Outdoor Stage
2294 Pan American Plaza,
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Sunday, April 27 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
6:00 PM Filipino Pamana Concert The SAMAHAN Filipino American Performing Arts & Education Center proudly presents its second concert of Philippine dances and music featuring Samahan’s junior dancers. Aptly entitled, "Pamana" (Legacy) - Celebrating Heritage Through Our Children.

Come celebrate and support second and third generation Filipino-Americans enriched by Philippine cultural arts. SAMAHAN’s junior dancers will give a heartening presentation of their cultural heritage through dancing popular Filipino folk dances and singing nostalgic songs. Live music accompaniment is provided by the acclaimed Samahan Rondalla and the Pakaraguian Kulintang Ensemble.

Admission/Cost: $20

Location:
David and Dorthea Garfield Theater
Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Drive
San Diego, CA 92037
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Saturday, April 27 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
7:00 PM Music: Parisa and Hamnavazan The Persian Cultural Center presents a concert of Iranian music featuring Parisa, Amir Pourjavady, Pejman Hadadi, Saeid Kamjoo and Ali Pajooheshgar. Fātemeh Vā'ezi, better known as Parisā, is a Persian classical singer, Avaz master, and one of the foremost female vocalists from Iran.

Admission/Cost: $35 - $60

Location:
Qualcomm Q Auditorium
6455 Lusk Blvd
San Diego, CA 92121
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Saturday, April 27 - 7:00 PM
7:30 PM Music: Pandit Kartik Sitar master Kartik Seshadri performs classical Indian ragas in the tradition of his mentor, legendary sitarist Ravi Shankar.

Admission/Cost: Free - $15.50

Location:
Conrad Prebys Music Center
U.C. San Diego
Russell Lane at Gilman Drive
San Diego, CA 92037
MAP - [CAMPUS MAP]

Saturday, April 27 - 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 534-3448 or visit: www.musicweb.ucsd.edu
7:30 PM Stage: The Diary of Anne Frank The American History Theater proudly presents the award-winning play: The Diary of Anne Frank. Directed by Melissa Malloy

Admission/Cost: $15 " $20

Location:
White Box Theatre at Liberty Station
2590 Truxtun Road #205
San Diego, CA 92106
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Dates and times:
Outgoing from Friday, April 26 until Sunday, April 28 - 7:30 PM
8:00 PM Ballet Showcase San Diego Ballet presents a show that showcases the beauty of classical ballet, front and center. Romance: En Pointe! features excerpts from Romeo et Juliet, Don Quixote and Giselle choreographed by Javier Velasco. The show aims to highlight dance in its most expressive and eloquent form. A must for ballet lovers and first timers as well.

Admission/Cost: $40 - $50

Location:
California Center for the Arts
340 N. Escondido Blvd.
Escondido, CA
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Dates and times:
Saturday, April 27 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, April 28 - 2:30 PM

For tickets and details please call (619) 294-7378.
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