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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
5:00 PM Fête de la Musique Make Music Day is a free celebration of music around the world which takes place annually on June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries.

What better reason to celebrate music than on June 21st, the first day of summer? Music is, of course, the universal language that brings people together.

This year, the event is made possible with the support of Alliance Française de San Diego, Comme @Sandiego, House of France, Mannequin Vanity Records and Eurofood Depot!

The celebration will take place on Friday June 21st from 5 to 9:00 PM at Alliance Française de San Diego. Join us to hear a variety of local artists who will perform that night, including Ukulele, Hindie-rock band, rock guitar and classical guitar.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Alliance Française de San Diego
6640 Lusk Blvd Suite 104
San Diego, CA 92121

Friday, June 21 - 5:00 PM

For more information please email: culturalcoordinator@afsandiego.org
7:00 PM Kamishibai Japanese Storytelling Hai. Experience Kamishibai performance and demo by Walter Ritter of Write Out Loud. Be enchanted with Magic Finger by Roald Dahl and The Three Charms, a traditional Japanese folktale.

Admission/Cost: FREE

City Heights Performance Annex
3791 Fairmount Avenue
San Diego, CA 92105

Friday, June 21 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
7:00 PM Storytelling: Sea Spells Sea Spells and Moor Magic tales at the Highland Games by members of Storytellers of San Diego with fiddle music and ballads.

Admission/Cost: Free - $15

Brengle Terrace Park
1200 Vale Terrace Drive
Vista, CA 92084

Friday, June 21 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
7:00 PM Music: Briana Di Mara and Ali Paris Violinist and composer Briana Di Mara and guest artist Ali Paris (qanun, vocals) performing original compositions as well as beloved, uplifting traditional Middle Eastern and Balkan favorites to celebrate the summer solstice.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $25

Cafe-Bar Europa
873 Turquoise Street
San Diego, CA

Friday, June 21 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.facebook.com/events
7:00 PM Performance: The Ruby In Us For the third consecutive year, The Old Globe will participate in the George L. Stevens Senior Center’s annual Juneteenth Celebration by presenting original work developed through The Old Globe's arts engagement program coLAB.

"The Ruby in Us" is about the life of Ruby Bridges, an American activist who, at age six, was the youngest of a group of African American students to integrate schools in the American South. Ruby made history during this battle for school integration in 1960, becoming a symbol of the civil rights movement. But what value does it have for her and us 50 years later?

"The Ruby in Us" features a book and music by Karen Ann Daniels, with additional music by Brandon Cerquedo. Award-winning Delicia Turner Sonnenberg returns to this wonderful program as director (Skeleton Crew at the Globe, Globe Classical Directing Fellow), alongside lauded jazz musician and musical theatre favorite, Leonard Patton as music director.

The cast includes Yolanda Marie Franklin as adult Ruby, Joy Jones as Mama, Jake Millgard in various roles, Victor Morris as Papa, Erika Phillips as Barbara Henry, Bryan Barbarin as Minister/Coryphe, and Alexandra Slade as Young Ruby.

The presentation will feature a live chorus with community members of the Fourth District Seniors Resource Center alongside professional singers and actors.

There is a suggested donation of $20 dollars. All proceeds go directly to the Fourth District Seniors Resource Center.

Suggested Donation: $20

George L. Stevens Senior Center
570 South 65th St.
San Diego, CA 92114

Dates and times:
Friday, June 21 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, June 22 - 2:00 PM & 6:00 PM

To reserve your space, please visit www.eventbrite.com
7:00 PM Stage: The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare -Abridged Trinity Theatre is proud to continue its 2019 season (Season VII) with the Reduced Shakespeare Company’s condensed: The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged).

It is one of the world's most frequently produced plays and has been translated into several dozen languages. Featured are all 37 of Shakespeare's plays, meant to be performed in 97 minutes, by three actors. Fast paced, witty, and physical, it's full of laughter for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike. Buy your tickets today.

Admission/Cost: $18 - $35

Trinity Theatre Company
930 Tenth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

Dates and times:
Friday, June 14 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, June 15 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Sunday, June 16 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, June 21 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, June 22 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Sunday, June 23 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
8:00 PM Jenny & the Mexicats and Bang Data To say Jenny & the Mexicats were bilingual from the start isn’t just a reference to the fact that their albums have lyrics sung in both English and Spanish. When trumpeter Jenny Ball first teamed up in Spain with percussionist David Gonzalez Bernardos, Ball didn’t speak Spanish and Bernardos spoke no English, but they still found themselves sharing the same language of music. Recruiting others who favored the same kind of Flamenco, folk rock, and rockabilly influences led to forming a band and relocating to Mexico City in 2012, where they released a debut album that scored several radio hits: “Verde Mas Alla,” “ME Voy a Ir,” and “Flor.”

Their sophomore album Ome seems to be somewhat more dance-centered, even a bit disco, especially the funky lead single “Labios,” which online references indicate is still omnipresent on Tijuana and Mexico City dance floors. 2017’s Mar abierto/Open Sea album keeps the boogie bubbling, even if you just spin through portions of the tracks as I did. Their June 21 appearance at Little Italy’s Music Box will be opened by another Latin-influenced and hip-hop inclined ensemble, Oakland’s Bang Data, fronted by Deuce Eclipse from Zion I. Breaking Bad fans will remember hearing their music in the season four episode “Salud,” and they received a lot of positive, if often bemused, press for their 2016 Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute album, Quiero Creedence.

Age limit: 21+

Admission/Cost: $17 - $19

Music Box
1337 India Street
San Diego, CA 92101

Friday, June 21 - 8:00 PM
8:00 PM Film: Victoria Victoria is a 2015 German crime thriller film directed by Sebastian Schipper and starring Laia Costa and Frederick Lau. It is one of the few feature films shot in a single continuous take. Victoria is a Spanish girl who moved to Berlin and has been living there for three months. She works in a cafe for a meager wage, and does not know anybody in the new city. In addition, she does not speak much German, and her only common language with the people around her is English. Leaving a club at around 4 o’clock in the morning after a night of dancing and drinking, she meets four young men who are denied entry to the club. They are “Sonne” (sun), “Boxer”, “Blinker” (turn signal), and “Fuß” (foot). The men invite her to take a walk through the city and she agrees. After stealing some alcohol from an all night shop, they all get on the roof of an apartment building where they drink and smoke marijuana together, while Boxer reveals that he spent time in jail for hurting someone.

Film is part of the German Currents Kino Series.

Admission/Cost: $7.50 - $11

Media Arts
Location: Center
Digital Gym
2921 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92104

Friday, June 21 - 8:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Move Over, Mrs. Markham British farce revolving around misunderstandings, mix-ups and mistaken identities that ensue when different sets of hopeful lovers all converge in theMarkhams’ bedroom on the same evening. They are each expecting to find it private and available which leads to chaos and confusion.

Admission/Cost: $34 - $37

Scripps Ranch Theatre
9783 Avenue of Nations
San Diego, CA 92131

Dates and times:
Ongoing until Sunday, June 30 , 2019
Fridays and Saturdays - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: As You Like It Rosalind flees persecution in her uncle's court, accompanied by her cousin Celia to find safety and, eventually, love, in the Forest of Arden. In the forest, they encounter a variety of memorable characters, notably the melancholy traveller Jaques who speaks many of Shakespeare's most famous speeches (such as "All the world's a stage", "too much of a good thing" and "A fool! A fool! I met a fool in the forest"). Jaques provides a sharp contrast to the other characters in the play, always observing and disputing the hardships of life in the country.

Admission/Cost: $30

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

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Sunday, June 16 until Sunday, July 21, 2019
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays - 8:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: John Ferguson St. Ervine Ferguson's story of faith and fear in a time of crisis. Set in a rundown farmhouse in County Down in the 1880’s, John Ferguson lives by the word of God and believes there is a reason for everything. The Fergusons are on the brink of eviction from their farm when a local man makes a proposal that could be the answer to their prayers. But, as a series of devastating events unfold, the Fergusons find themselves tested to their limits.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $18

Community Actors Theatre
2957 54th Street
San Diego, CA 92105

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, June 7 until Sunday, June 23, 2019
Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 3:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: A Walk in the Woods Two arms negotiators stroll in the woods above Geneva, Switzerland, in the late summer, away from the glare of the negotiating table. They are a Soviet diplomat, Andrey Botvinnik age 57, and John Honeyman age 45, an American negotiator. Their conversations evolve through debate, exploring uncharted territory.

Admission/Cost: $42

North Coast Repertory Theatre
987-D Lomas Santa Fe Drive
Solana Beach, CA 92075

Dates and times:
Ongoing until Sunday, June 23 - 2019
Wednesdays - 7:00 PM
Thursdays - 8:00 PM
Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
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