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Monday, May 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM Film & Discussion: Summer 1993
7:00 PM Book Signing: Alan Brennert - Daughter of Moloka'i
7:30 PM Music: Willie K
Tuesday, May 21
All Day Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Romeo & Juliet: Open Reading
7:00 PM Stage: Gods of Comedy
Wednesday, May 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Film: Estį Todo Bien (It's All Good)
7:00 PM Stage: Gods of Comedy
Thursday, May 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Music: Alicia Villarreal
7:30 PM Italian Film: Questione di Karma
8:00 PM Film: Casablanca
8:00 PM Stage: Gods of Comedy
Friday, May 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Raza Visions Fundraiser
7:30 PM Stage: Man Of La Mancha
8:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
8:00 PM Music & Dance: Song of Songs
8:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
8:00 PM Stage: Gods of Comedy
8:00 PM Film: Casablanca
Saturday, May 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:30 AM National Tap Dance Day Flash Mob
10:00 AM Harmony in Action Cross-Cultural Non-Profits Fair
10:00 AM Czech That Film Festival
3:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
4:30 PM Oddissi Dance Benefit Concert
7:30 PM Stage: Man Of La Mancha
8:00 PM Performance: Riqueza Latina
8:00 PM Film: Casablanca
8:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
8:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
8:00 PM Stage: Gods of Comedy
Sunday, May 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM 39th Annual Ethnic Food Fair
2:00 PM Music: Alexander Gourevitch & Sasha Kolpakov
2:00 PM Stage: Man Of La Mancha
2:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
2:30 PM Music & Dance: Song of Songs
3:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
7:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
7:00 PM Stage: Gods of Comedy
Monday, May 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, May 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Gods of Comedy
Wednesday, May 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Gods of Comedy
Thursday, May 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
8:00 PM Stage: Gods of Comedy
Friday, May 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Music: Los Texmaniacs
8:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
8:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
8:00 PM Stage: Gods of Comedy
Saturday, Jun 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
3:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
8:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
8:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
8:00 PM Stage: Gods of Comedy
Sunday, Jun 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
3:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
7:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
7:00 PM Stage: Gods of Comedy
Calendar

< Wednesday, May 15, 2019 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Stage

Nine, the Musical
Until May 19, 2019

Chaps!
Until May 26, 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

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

Argentine Tango Series
Ongoing Wednesdays until October 3

French Bench
Until Saturday, December 15

Capoeira Angola de Sao Bento Grande
Ongoing Saturday

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
6:00 PM IRC Film Festival: It Will Be Chaos It Will Be Chaos offers a personal look at the human consequences of the refugee crisis spanning the Mediterranean, as told through the stories of asylum seekers, as well as the Italian locals who cope with the influx of newcomers. The documentary highlights the story of Aregai, an Eritrean man fleeing repression and deprivation, and the journey of a Syrian mother and father, Wael and Doha, who lead their family in a perilous Mediterranean crossing. Stirring and complex, It Will Be Chaos is a harrowing look at what refugees go through when forced to escape war and terror at home. This revealing documentary highlights some of the troubling anti-immigrant populism and logistical issues they encounter after reaching the shores of Europe, which prevent them from living in freedom and safety.

Guest Speakers: Lorena Luciano and Filippo Piscopo, Directors/Producer

Admission/Cost: $15

Location:
Museum of Photographic Arts
1649 El Prado
Balbao Park
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Wednesday, May 15 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
6:00 PM Ode to Hope: A Melodic Epiphany An improvisational and Classical Persian Musical performance by Namād Trio with their piece Ode to Hope, A Melodic Epiphany, نوای امید

Diverse melodies and rhythms seamlessly fuse into a perfect whole, illuminating the collective pulse and its power to bring peace to all. Musicians come together to perform both ancient and modern melodies and rhythms, setting us afloat on an inner journey of passion and peace.

World-renowned percussionist Pejman Hadadi is the pulse of this journey, as Saeed Kamjoo on the Kamānche, and Kourosh Taghavi on the Setār improvise. These musicians bring to us as gifts, their passionate and haunting music, painting the canvas of life with beauty, harmony, and peace. Humanity is the essence of this unique performance that has its roots in diverse world culture.

Admission/Cost: FREE but please Register

Location:
International House Great Hall
U.C. San Diego
La Jolla, CA
MAP - [CAMPUS MAP]

Wednesday, May 15 - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
7:00 PM Film & Discussion: Darkest Hour This snappy, high-octane political thriller focuses on Prime Minister Winston Churchill's (Gary Oldman) ascension to the halls of power and his gallant efforts to rouse the public to defiance of Hitler. Co-starring Kristin Scott Thomas and Lily James. There will be a discussion after the film with instructor Ralph DeLauro in Liberty Hall on the second floor of Paradise Village.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Liberty Hall Theater at Paradise Village
2700 E. 4th Street
National City, CA 91950
MAP

Wednesday, May 15 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
7:00 PM FilmOut San Diego LGBTQ ShortFest A total of twenty new international and domestic short films will be screened during the event at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego. World, U.S., West Coast and California Premieres are featured, including a few local San Diego filmmakers. The event will be separated into two different selections of short films.

Admission/Cost: $12.50 - $20 per session.

Location:
Landmark Hillcrest
3965 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103
MAP

Dates and times:
Wednesday, May 15 - 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM
7:00 PM Art Exhibition Reception: Farshid Bazmandegan Farshid Bazmandegan is an Iranian American visual artist working between experimental media, installation and social engagement in art. His practice constructs philosophical metaphors to raise awareness of sociopolitical relations between people, their environment and the institutions that govern their daily lives. He creates interdisciplinary site specific installations, public interventions, and photo/video documentaries tied to the history and memory of his environments. He is interested in ideas of personal and institutional expressions of the denial of access.

Bazmandegan graduated from UC San Diego where he is currently employed by the Division of Arts and Humanities as the Arts and Community Engagement Manager.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Mesa College Student Gallery
7250 Mesa College Dr, FA 201
San Diego, CA 92111
MAP

Dates and times:
Reception: Wednesday, May 15 - 7:00 PM
The exhibition runs from May 14 to May 17, 2019
Gallery Hours: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
7:00 PM Stage: Gods of Comedy Daphne and Ralph are young classics professors who have just made a discovery that's sure to turn them into academic superstars. But when something goes disastrously wrong, Daphne cries out in a panic, "Save me, gods of ancient Greece!" ...and the gods appear. College will never be the same as deities encounter college coeds, campus capers, and conspicuous consumption. Two-time Olivier Award-winning comic playwright Ken Ludwig, who delighted Globe audiences with Robin Hood! and Baskerville, brings us a knockabout world premiere with laughs that are simply divine!

Admission/Cost: $30 - $89

Location:
The Old Globe Theatre
1363 Old Globe Way
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Saturday, May 11 until Sunday, June 16, 2019
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Sundays - 7:00 PM
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday Matinees - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice The outspoken Elizabeth Bennet faces mounting pressure from her status-conscious mother to secure a suitable marriage. But is marriage suitable for a woman of Elizabeth's intelligence and independence? Especially when the irritating, aloof, self-involved… tall, vaguely handsome, mildly amusing, and impossibly aristocratic Mr. Darcy keeps popping up at every turn. Literature's greatest tale of latent love has never felt so theatrical, or so full of life as it does in this effervescent new adaptation. Age limit: 18+

Admission/Cost: $25 - $55

Location:
Cygnet Theatre
4040 Twiggs Street
San Diego, CA 92110
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Wednesday, May 15 until Sunday, June 16, 2019
Wednesdays and Thursdays - 7:30 PM
Fridays and Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 7:00 PM
Saturday Matinee - 3:00 PM
Sunday Matinee - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM Music: Mariachi Garibaldi & Friends The Southwestern College Music Department presents the SWC Mariachi Garibaldi and Special Guests!

Admission/Cost: $7 - $10

Location:
Mayan Hall Theatre
900 Otay Lakes Rd Bldg 900
Chula Vista, CA 91910
MAP

Wednesday, May 15 - 7:30 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Spring Awakening Set in late 19th-century Germany, this musical tells the story of teenagers discovering the inner and outer tumult of teenage sexuality and the journey from adolescence to adulthood. Alternative rock is employed as part of the folk-infused rock score.

Admission/Cost: $25

Location:
Lyceum Theatre
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Dates and times:
From Saturday, May 11 to Sunday, May 19
Thursdays - 7:00 PM
Fridays and Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Saturday Matinees - 2:00 PM
Sunday Matinees - 4:00 PM
9:00 PM FilmOut San Diego LGBTQ ShortFest A total of twenty new international and domestic short films will be screened during the event at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego. World, U.S., West Coast and California Premieres are featured, including a few local San Diego filmmakers. The event will be separated into two different selections of short films.

Admission/Cost: $12.50 - $20 per session.

Location:
Landmark Hillcrest
3965 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103
MAP

Dates and times:
Wednesday, May 15 - 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM
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