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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: Está 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

< Thursday, May 16, 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
4:00 PM Local Color: Hawaiian Shave Ice, Aesthetics, and State Multiculturalism Nothing says Hawaiʻi like Shave Ice," the Los Angeles Times declared in a 2014 travel article. The recent popularization of Hawaiʻi-associated foods dovetails with renewed interest in the Pacific across multiple cultural registers. Focusing on shave ice as part of this phenomenon, this presentation reconstructs the history of Hawaiian shave ice by taking settler colonial and Indigenous politics into account. Given the complex social context of migration, diaspora, and Asian settler colonialism in forming Hawaiʻi's 'local' identity, shave ice presents a useful illustration of how state multiculturalism operates in everyday, gustatory life. Much like the way that Hawaiʻi's "melting pot" became an aspiration - albeit a complicated one - for the future of American society, shave ice coheres nationalist renditions of U.S. "Hawaiian" subjectivity through food: for all of its specificity to Hawaiʻi's pre-Statehood past, it has been deployed to produce unexpectedly American narratives.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Literature Building
Room 155 (de Certeau)
U.C. San Diego
La Jolla, CA
MAP - [CAMPUS MAP]

Thursday, May 16 - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM Presentation: Kumeyaay Ethnobotany The Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation is hosting a presentation by anthropologist Michael Wilken-Robertson, author of Kumeyaay Ethnobotany. Wilken-Robertson's research and advocacy work has explored traditional arts (pottery, basketry, oral narratives, and song), ethnobotany, history, languages, and cultural landscapes of the indigenous peoples of the northern Baja California region. At this talk at the Mission Trails Regional Park (MTRP) Visitor Center on Thursday, May 16, Wilken-Robertson will discuss the interdependence between native peoples and native plants of the Californias through in-depth descriptions of native plants and their uses, lively narratives, and vivid photographs. The presentation will also explore the fascinating world of northern Baja California's original peoples and their descendants, whose profound knowledge of the land has sustained them from ancient times to the present. A book signing and sale of unique traditional arts (baskets, pottery, jewelry) will take place beginning at 6:30 PM, with the lecture beginning at 7:00 PM in the MTRP Visitor Center Theater. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Questions about the event? Email the MTRP Foundation at mtrp@mtrp.org.

Admission/Cost: $10

Location:
Mission Trails Regional Park
One Father Junípero Serra Trail
San Carlos, CA 92119
MAP

Thursday, May 16 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
6:30 PM Art Show & Discussion: Something about the Asian Girls Something About the Asian Girls is the inaugural event for The Cosmos: San Diego, hosted by City Ambassadors Stacey Uy and Hailey Mitsui.

Something About the Asian Girls is an interactive art experience that honors Asian women through history who resisted the stereotypes that still underestimate us today. Get to know a new class of matriarchs, and celebrate a legacy of rule breaking and courage that is ours to inherit.

This will be one part art show, one part discussion and one part community building.

The Cosmos is a community for Asian Women to flourish and thrive. Our vision is to create a new paradigm that considers our diversity as people, values our wellbeing as individuals, and defines our right to thrive on our own terms. Our community is inclusive of self-identifying women, femmes, gender nonconforming, queer, and transgender individuals of Asian, Pacific Islander, South Asian, and mixed race descent.

Because of space, we are limiting this initial gathering to 30 people. We recommend registering early.

Admission/Cost: $6 - $8

Location:
University Heights
Address will be given after registration.
San Diego, CA 92116

Thursday, May 16 - 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
7:00 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
7:00 PM Celebrando El Mariachi The Southwestern College Music Department presents the SWC Mariachi Garibaldi and Mariachi Ensembles.

Free Parking In Lot O

Admission/Cost: $7 - $10

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

Thursday, May 16 - 7:00 PM
8:00 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
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
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