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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
9:30 AM Conference: Feminist World-Building in Japanese Cinema Across the production, criticism and scholarship of Japanese cinema, there remains startlingly little feminist work. We might attribute this to who controls the means of cinematic production in the Japanese film industry, to Japan’s starkly gendered division of labor, to the limitations on film content that these structural conditions reproduce, to the flows that gender film audiences, or to the systems that assign value with the academy, privileging certain narratives, actors, voices, etc. Whatever the calculus, in Japanese cinema as elsewhere, we have arrived at a moment of what Sara Ahmed recently described as feminist snap, that breaking point when she[/we/you/I] just can’t take it anymore and when feminist work seems more necessary than ever. Interested as much in film practice as film criticism, theory and scholarship, we ask: what are feminisms in the context of Japanese cinema? What, now, can feminist knowledges help us address or even rectify in Japanese cinema? What might they be insufficient to address? What prompts a split between the study of gender and sexuality in Japanese cinema and a feminist politic? What forms of intersectionality, transnationality, and comparison does a feminist take on Japanese cinema necessitate? We invite you to join us in an exercise of creative and affirmative world-building (Ahmed) in, through, and with Japanese cinema.

Session Schedule:

Thursday, May 2
4:00 PM to 5:45 PM - Film: Body Trouble: Otoko ga Onna ni Naru Byoki (Sachi Hamano, 2015, 92min)

6:15 PM to 8:15 PM - Film: Yukiko san no Ashioto (Sachi Hamano, 2019, 112min) U.S. Premiere!

8:15 PM to 8:45 PM - Q&A with Sachi Hamano (Director) and Kuninori Yamazaki (Screenwriter)

Friday, May 3
9:30 AM to 9:45 AM - Welcome & Introduction with Kim Icreverzi and Daisuke Miyao

9:45 AM to 11:30 AM - Panel 1: Feminist Authorship out of Gender Trouble
Ayako Saito: When Actresses Direct: Female Authorship Reconsidered
Ayako Kano: Finding Feminist Paradoxes in Early Japanese Cinema
Colleen Laird: Gender Trouble and Gendered Directors in Contemporary Japanese Cinema

12:30 PM to 2:30 PM - Panel 2: Dissident Perspectives: Transformative Critique
Nina Cornyet: Sex and Power in Japanese Cinema
Ryan Cook: The Melodramatic Household: Japanese Cinema and Queer Family
Keiji Kunigami: Gesture/Image: Race, Reproduction, and the Limits of Cinema
Dawn-Elissa Fischer: Representing the Unseen: Black, Femme, Animated

2:45 PM to 4:45 PM - Panel 3: Experiments in Feminist Media Ecology
Anne McKnight: Butterflies and Smog: Mid-century Female Directors, Realism and Experiment
Tomiko Yoda: Prince is Dead, We Have Killed Him: Revolutionary Girl Hits the Big Screen
Chika Kinoshita: Scripting Unwanted Pregnancy in Post-Occupation Japan: Mizuki Yoko and the Rise of Women’s Public Sphere
Christine Marran: Free Indirect Disclosure and Animal Images in the Films of Soni Kum

Admission/Cost: FREE

Literature Building Room 155
U.C. San Diego
La Jolla, CA

Dates and times:
Thursday, May 2 - 4:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Friday, May 3 - 9:30 AM to 4:45 PM
12:00 PM Art: Yasmine Kasem - Jihad of Bitter Petals Jihad of Bitter Petals are works questioning what it is to be caught between the struggle and submission and the merger of Queer and Islamic Identities in a single body. Yasmine Kasem’s sculpture installation interprets the maintenance of internal conflict through materials in a constant state of precariousness.

Admission/Cost: FREE

306 Visual Arts Facility
U.C. San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
San Diego, CA 92093

Dates and times:
Wednesday, April 24 - 12:00 PM (Noon) to 3:00 PM
Friday, April 26 - 12:00 PM (Noon) to 3:00 PM
Friday, April 26 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, May 1 - 12:00 PM (Noon) to 3:00 PM
Friday, May 3 - 12:00 PM (Noon) to 3:00 PM
1:00 PM Film: Casi Divas Foreign Film: Casi Divas Mexico/Spanish with English subtitles Comedy/Musical - 2008 (1 hr. 47 min., PG-13) Four ambitious and beautiful young women, from four very different corners of Mexico, are caught up in the frenzy that sweeps the nation when a powerful producer dreams up a nationwide talent search to cast the lead in his next big movie. But all this is news to his on-again, off-again lover, a diva of epic proportions, who expected to get the part. While she schemes to nail down the role, our four leads begin their own journey on the road to fame.
Location: DANCE ROOM (SAN204)

Admission/Cost: FREE

MiraCosta College San Elijo Campus
3333 Manchester Avenue
Cardiff by the Sea, CA 92024

Friday, May 3 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
4:00 PM Cinco de Mayo Old Town The 36th Annual Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo will transform the historic Old Town area into the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration north of the border. This weekend celebration attracts over 100,000 people over the course of three days with its bustling mercado, non-stop music and live entertainment, lucha libre wrestling, and a huge display of lowriders and other autos.

Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo will feature live entertainment with over 20 bands consisting of Latin rock, Norteña, Conjunto Jarocho, Mariachi, Banda Sinaloense and more! Stroll through the iconic Lowrider Lane and be wowed by the unique paint jobs and car modifications that have become a fiesta favorite. Free activities for the children, such as face painting, arts and crafts and interactive educational elements. Visit the Ballet Folklorico competition with two days of historical performances.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Old Town State Historic Park
4002 Wallace Street
San Diego, CA 92110

Dates and times:
Friday, May 3 - 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, May 4 - 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, May 5 - 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.cincodemayooldtown.com
4:00 PM Walk For A Water Well In Kenya The first FAV (Female Athlete Volunteers of San Diego) and Friends, Walk for a Water Well In Kenya is to take place on May 3, 2019 from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM with Maranatha Volunteers International. Each participant will help raise $15,000 for drilling and installation of a water well in Kenya.

Leaders include Emma Reeves, Mia Goldman, Elizabeth Rabbitt and a host of volunteers.

This walk starts at Hooterville. Wearing white and black, Kenyan beaded name tags and bracelets and Maasai patterned bandanas, volunteers will carry bright yellow buckets a mile into the Del Mar Mesa Preserve to destination Duck Pond where they will fill the buckets to carry them back to 12516 Del Vino Court.

This walk is represents the experience of so many women and girls in Kenya, and other countries in Africa, who spend hours each day in search of water for their families.

In Africa"mostly sub-Saharan Africa"there are approximately 345 million without access to safe drinking water. In 2017, a generous donor sponsored a well rig for Maranatha to use in Africa. Now, instead of working with contractors, Maranatha has a dedicated team going from village to village to drilling and installation. After completing a water well effort in Zimbabwe, Maranatha’s rig is in Kenya and has launched a water program in some of the country’s most remote villages. Finding water in these areas will be a challenge"and costly, but the need is critical, and Maranatha is committed to drilling and maintaining as many wells as possible for the people of Kenya.

Admission/Cost: FREE

12516 Del Vino Court
San Diego, CA 92130

Friday, May 3 - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM Music: Keahi & Kauka Keahi & Kauka (aka: Anthony Stanley) will perform along with Hawaiiʻs Top Podagee Transplant Comedian Janice Remland! You will laugh your underwear off!

Hawaiian Entertainer Russell Paihinui will be setting the mood while you arrive, all the while being hosted by comedian, the Kanaka Ikaika Patria.

• The amazing music of Keahi & Kauka with Hula
• Hawaii transplant and sensational Podagee comedian, Janice Remland
• The island sounds of Russell Paihinui
• The funniest kanaka in San Diego, your host Ikaika Patria
• Free Pizza
• Complimentary Wine
• Hula
• Kamaʻaina Discount off of Friendly Shoes

Admission/Cost: $16 - $20

Friendly Shoes
3609 4th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103

Friday, May 3 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
6:00 PM Viva La Luz Benefit Concert It's that time of year again for our annual Casas de Luz concert! Join us for a festive night at our concert, Viva de Luz. Enjoy an acoustic show from Lee Coulter, a songwriter whose soulful performance and memorable songwriting have landed him opening spots for music legends Tom Jones and Chuck Berry, critic favorites Martin Sexton and Griffin House and had Sirius XMs Coffee House channel dub him the discovery of year in 2011 for his debut album.

Enjoy complimentary desserts and refreshments for sale during intermission and after doors open while browsing our locally themed silent auction baskets! The baskets will be full of gift cards to restaurants across San Diego, activities for a sunny day, date night activities, self-care items, and much more! Be ready to go home with something special.

All proceeds will benefit Casas de Luz, a non-profit organization that not only builds houses in Tijuana, but builds homes in which families can take a step forward and have a fresh start at life.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $25

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito
1036 Solana Drive
Del Mar, CA 92075

Friday, May 3 - 6:00 PM
6:30 PM Bulgarian Film: There There is coming to San Diego on May 3rd! We're thrilled to be hosted by Българско училище "Васил Левски"

You will have a chance to meet and talk with director Bogdan in person at the showing. Of course, you don't have to be Bulgarian to feel THERE. The film is with English subtitles and speaks to all cultures.

Admission/Cost: $13 - $15

Qualcomm Auditorium
6455 Lusk Blvd
San Diego, CA 92121

Friday, May 3 - 6:30 PM
7:00 PM Stage: Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) This comedy and gender-bendy romp retells Shakespeare’s Othello and Romeo and Juliet through a feminist lens. By Ann-Marie MacDonald.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $15

Howard Brubeck Theatre at Palomar College
1140 W. Mission Road
San Marcos, CA 92069

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, May 3 until Sunday, May 12, 2019
Thursdays - 4:00 PM
Fridays - 7:00 PM
Saturdays - 7:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM King Arthur: A Semi-Opera by Henry Purcell Bach Collegium San Diego presents the 1691 Baroque opera, King Arthur. Henry Purcell's piece is one of the Baroque's true gems, with lasting success since its London premiere in 1691. The story tells of the confrontation between Arthur, the Christian Breton king and Oswald, the pagan Saxon king. Assisted by their sorcerers, Merlin on the side of good and Osmond on the side of evil, they fight for supremacy over Britain and for the heart of Emmeline, a blind young girl.

Bach Collegium San Diego presents this work with an all-star cast of musicians who will deliver one of Purcell's signature works with an unmistakable energy and virtuosity.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $50

All Souls' Episcopal Church
1475 Catalina Blvd.
Point Loma, CA

Friday, May 3 - 7:30 PM
7:30 PM Stage: Man Of La Mancha Story of the "mad" knight as a play within a play, performed by Cervantes and his fellow prisoners as he awaits a hearing with the Spanish Inquisition. Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote, this musical celebrates the perseverance of a dying old man who refuses to relinquish his ideals or his passion.

Admission/Cost: $19 - $34

Sunshine Brooks Theatre
217 N. Coast Highway
Oceanside, CA

Ongoing from Friday, May 3 until Sunday, May 26, 2019
Fridays & Saturdays - 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui is an allegorical and comedic tale following the rise of a leader with questionable ideas and traits. This satire alludes to real events in history while warning us of the power we lose as a community when we don't use our voices.

** Must show ID/Confirmation email to get a physical ticket at box office.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $20

San Diego Mesa College
7250 Mesa College Drive
San Diego, CA 92111

Dates and times:
Ongoing May 3 to May 12
Friday, Saturday and Sunday - 8:00 PM

8:00 PM Stage: Animales Nocturnos, Nocturnal Blackmail. It’s such a dirty word. All Short Man wants is a friend. Someone to go for a drink with, someone who’s always there to listen. All Tall Man wants is his identity as an illegal immigrant kept secret, and so he agrees to become Short Man’s friend. But Tall Man is about to find out just what a high price he has paid to buy his blackmailer’s silence.

Chantaje. Es una palabra tan sucia. Todo lo que Hombre bajo quiere es un amigo. Alguien con quien tomar una copa, alguien que siempre está ahí para escuchar. Todo lo que quiere el Hombre alto es su identidad como un inmigrante ilegal que se mantiene en secreto, por lo que acepta ser amigo de Hombre bajo. Pero Hombre alto está a punto de descubrir cuánto ha pagado por comprar el silencio de su chantajista

Spanish-language performances will take place on May 5, May 10, May 17 and May 25

Admission/Cost: $20

Patio Playhouse Theatre
116 S. Kalmia Street
Escondido, CA 92025

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, May 3 until Sunday, May 26, 2019
Sundays - 2:00 PM
Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: What Are You? The complicated game of growing up hapa, multiple, or mixed-race today. Episodes in the interactive game show of modern America through skits, video, music, and celebrity impersonations of debatable quality.

Admission/Cost: $25

Lyceum Theatre
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101

Dates and times:
Friday, May 3 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 4 - 2:00 PM
Saturday, May 4 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 5 - 2:00 PM
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