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3:00 PM Stage: Avenue Q
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< Friday, May 24, 2019 >

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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
6:00 PM Raza Visions Fundraiser Centro Cultural de la Raza presents Raza Visions, a night of art, live music, food, drinks and presentations of interior design proposals for renovations to the building. With the 50th anniversary of Centro Cultural de la Raza approaching in 2021, Raza Visions is a fundraiser to help the Centro establish new collaborations with artists and to develop new approaches public engagement and historic preservation. The event also kicks off an online fundraiser of the same name to help bring these projects to fruition. One of the most exciting parts of this initiative is a collaboration with Design students from San Diego State University who are proposing interior designs which imagine renovations to the space, including a lounge, cafe, artist workshop spaces, store and mezzanine amongst other ideas. The designs will be exhibited in the Centro’s gallery an will be open to public input. Live acts include cumbia bands, La Diabla from Tijuana, Cumbia Machin, the Latin Jazz act Bill Caballero and solo artist, Fabio Alejo. The event will include an Artist Market featuring local up and coming visual artists selling prints, photographs and artisan goods. Also featured will be a video recording booth inviting the public to collectively share Centro history by telling stories of how their lives have been impacted by the space over the last 50 years.

Admission/Cost: $5 - $20

Centro Cultural de la Raza
2125 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101

Friday, May 24 - 6:00 PM to midnight

For more information, please visit: www.facebook.com/events
7:00 PM Music: Wisin & Yandel Wisin & Yandel is a Puerto Rican reggaeton duo consisting of Wisin and Yandel. They started their career in the late 1990s and have been together since, winning several awards including a Grammy Award in 2009. They became the first and the only reggaeton artists to win one.

Admission/Cost: $79 - $129.50

Viejas Arena
5500 Canyon Crest Drive
San Diego, CA 92182

Friday, May 24 - 7:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Ocean Beach Playhouse stages Stephen Sondheim's dark, witty, Tony Award-winning tale of love, murder and revenge set against the backdrop of 19th century London. Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to London seeking vengeance against the lecherous Judge Turpin who framed him and took his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, the resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett’s luck sharply shifts when Todd’s thirst for revenge inspires a new ingredient for her meat pies that has the people of London lining up . . . and the carnage has only just begun! This chilling masterpiece is sure to thrill and delight audiences.

Admission/Cost: $28 - $46

Ocean Beach Playhouse
4944 Newport Avenue
San Diego, CA 92107

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, May 24 until Sunday, June 16, 2019
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Sundays - 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Additional show Monday, June 3 - 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM
8:00 PM Music & Dance: Song of Songs 3 world premieres in one evening! Celebrating a poem beloved by people from all walks of life and beliefs, Song of Songs is a haunting rumination on romantic love. As unique as the piece itself, three distinct ballets (all choreographed by SDB’s Artistic Director), illuminate the voices of two lovers, praising each other, yearning for each other, and inviting each other to truly enjoy and experience life and love.

Song of Songs I features a solo dancer directly responding to a spoken word presentation of the piece. Immediate and intimate.

Song of Songs II features a trio of couples performing to a commissioned score by Yale Strom. Strom said, “My composition reflects both the literal and figurative sensuality that comes through the beautiful poetry in the Song of Songs. The melodic changes range from Middle Eastern to Western while the rhythmic changes go from the more familiar to the exotic.” Strom’s intent is to convey the breadth of the lover’s experience from tender to fiery.

Song of Songs III features a large ensemble dancing to a shimmering and ebullient commissioned score by jazz legend and SDB Resident Composer Charles McPherson.

Get swept away in the lush ecstasy of the moment.

Admission/Cost: $35 - $50

Lyceum Theatre
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101

Dates and times:
Friday, May 24 " 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 25 " 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 26 " 2:30 PM
8:00 PM Film: Casablanca Fall in love again. An exotic and glamorous setting. Heroic sacrifice. The triumph of idealism over cynicism in “a world gone mad.” Humphrey Bogart is the world weary ex-pat. Ingrid Bergman is the mysterious old flame who reignites his life. Cinema Under the Stars is an intimate outdoor movie theater, located directly behind Tops Salon in Mission Hills. Admission is $17 for members, $18 at the box office, or $20 online (pay with cash or check only). Online reservations begin on Wednesday at 9:00 AM The box office opens at 6:00:00 PM on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Popcorn, candy and assorted hot and cold drinks sell for $2 each and a classic cartoon is screened before most films. Heaters and blankets are provided to keep you warm.

Admission/Cost: $17 - $20

Cinema Under the Stars
4040 Goldfinch Street
San Diego, CA 92103

Dates and times:
Thursday, May 23 - 8:00 PM
Friday, May 24 - 8:00
Saturday, May 25 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 26 - 8:00 PM
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