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All Day Lung Hsiang Chinese Brush Painting Exhibit & Sale Enjoy original Chinese Brush Paintings on display by members of the Lung Hsiang chapter of the American Artists of Chinese Brush Painting. Many of the paintings will be on sale, with a percentage of the proceeds going to support the Garden.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $18 (paid admission to garden)

230 Quail Gardens Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024

Ongoing from April 28 to July 8, 2019
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
9:00 AM Rolling British Car Day This 24th Annual event gets nearly 200 British cars on the road. An all over San Diego event for British Cars and Motorcycles, and for spectators. To caravan to the Winery, gather at Kelly's Pub in Rancho Bernardo or Parkway Plaza Sprint Store, 695 Fletcher Parkway, El Cajon. 9AM. A delightful backroads drive leads you to the Menghini Winery, where you may enjoy your picnic lunch. Sign up your British vehicle on line for 15.00, day of 20.00.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $20

Menghini Winery
1150 Julian Orchards Drive
Julian, CA 92036

Sunday, April 28 - 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

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

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
10:00 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

Marina Village Conference Center
1936 Quivira Way
San Diego, CA 92109

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
10:30 AM Film: Pünktchen & Anton Modern version of a novel by Erich Kästner. Anton (10) grows up fatherless. When his mother falls ill, he takes over her job. Pünktchen comes from a wealthy family, but her parents do not have time for her. The boy and the girl try to find the money needed for Anton’s mother to go on a convalescent holiday.

Pünktchen & Anton is presented by the German Currents Kino series.

Admission/Cost: $7.50 - $11.00

Media Art Center's Digital Gym
2921 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92104

Sunday, April 28 - 10:30 AM

For more information, please visit: www.digitalgym.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

Little Italy
San Diego, CA 92101

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
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Sake 101 An intro to sake with our sake educators
Featuring a guided tasting of sake from around the world. come explore
・Nama Sake ( unpasteurized sake)
・Junmai Sake ( pure rice sake)
・Honjonzo Sake ( fortified with distilled alcohol)
and many more.

Admission/Cost: $26

Setting Sun Sake Brewing Co.
8680 Miralani Drive #120
San Diego, CA 92126

Sunday, April 28 - 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
12:00 PM 29th Annual Multicultural Earth Day 29th Annual Multicultural Earth Day at the WorldBeat Center will feature live world music performances:

Earl Zero
Quinto Sol
Introspective Culture
Sol Remedy
Cha Cha Yao Foli

Native American Performances, Afro-Cuban Percussion and Dance,African Drum and Dance, Brazilian Samba, Japanese Taiko, Egyptian Drum and Dance, Aztec Dance

Also featuring
Annual Seed Swap presented the San Diego Seed Library
Plant Music Concert by Plant Music Therapy
Environmental Justice Awards

Admission/Cost: FREE

Worldbeat Cultural Center
Balboa Park
2100 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101

Sunday, April 29 - 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 230-1190 or visit: www.worldbeatcenter.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

Embarcadero Marina Park South
200 Marina Park Way
San Diego, CA 92101

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 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

Vista Buddhist Temple and Japanese Cultural Center
150 Cedar Road
Vista, CA 92083

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
2:30 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

California Center for the Arts
340 N. Escondido Blvd.
Escondido, CA

Dates and times:
Saturday, April 27 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, April 28 - 2:30 PM

For tickets and details please call (619) 294-7378.
4:00 PM Naad Utsav - Dhrupad Music Concert Featuring: Padma Shri Pt. Umakant and Pt. Ramakant Gundecha (Vocal), Pt. Akhilesh Gundecha (Pakhwaj), Dhani Gundecha and Rekha Garg (Tanpura).

Admission/Cost: $25

Seaside Center for Spiritual Living
1613 Lake Drive
Encinitas, CA

Sunday, April 28 - 4:00 PM
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

White Box Theatre at Liberty Station
2590 Truxtun Road #205
San Diego, CA 92106

Dates and times:
Outgoing from Friday, April 26 until Sunday, April 28 - 7:30 PM
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