International Mariachi Festival

From both sides of the border, musical groups will gather for the 5th Annual Mariachi Festival. This lively celebration will offer a series of attractions for families to come together and soak in all things mariachi. From food and art to activities for kids and award-winning world renowned groups and student ensembles, it is bound to bring all of Mexico’s flavors and sounds within its folklore to National City.

March 12th
www.mariachifest.com

 

Shes Got That Swing

Curated by San Diego’s own jazz flutist Holly Hoffman, this jazz special assembles an unforgettable set of female musicians to honor Women’s History Month. Kicking off the night will be the local sultry trio Besos de Coco sharing their unique mix of influences from the shores of Brazil, Spain, the Mediterranean, and more. Hoffman’s sextet is nothing shy of amazing jazz players each with their respective fortes who will surely continue to scribe women’s part in America’s great musical art form.

March 18th
www.hollyhofmann.com

 

Van Gogh Brush With Genius

Neither Leonard Nimoy nor Kirk Douglas could interpret Van Gogh as only Vincent himself could, and in Brush With Genius he gets IMAX’d! Dive in to the mind of one of art history’s most tormented talents as part of CECUT’s 35th anniversary. Narrated by famed Mexican actor Mario Martinez Morales, the documentary takes viewers through the pains and joys of Van Gogh’s life exploring the style and technique of the troubled genius. It is his biggest canvas ever and ready to take you inside his dreams, paintings, and obsessions.

Opens March 23rd
http://cecut.gob.mx

 

Open House San Diego

The second edition of Open House San Diego is leaving its doors ajar to inspiration with behind-the-scenes exclusives to the city’s best architecture. Joining London, New York, Melbourne, and others as an official Worldwide City, this rare glimpse gives free access to 40+ award-winning sites, architecture studios, iconic rich-historic buildings, and of course, views from atop the best high-rises in San Diego. From Barrio Logan to Bankers Hill, Balboa Park to Downtown, it’s all at your pace to take in this premier architectural gaze.

March 25th – 26th
www.sdarchitecture.org

 

La Vida Inmoral De La Pareja Ideal

A passionate drama unfolds in director Manolo Caro’s film, La Vida Inmoral de la Pareja Ideal (The Immoral Life of the Ideal Couple). The film follows the tale of rekindled forbidden love between Martina and Lucio. Once high school sweethearts, the pair are caught up in the nostalgia of their high school love story twenty-five years later, despite their current family lives.

A Lang Lang

The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming!!! Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich, and Tchaikovsky will come marching in to town with a young ally, piano virtuoso Lang Lang. Accompanied by the San Diego Symphony, the Masterworks Concert will encompass this trio’s perestroika compositions ready to strike with inspirational diplomacy. The special engagement’s arrangements are perfect to warm up for the big game later that day, they are emotional and will prepare one’s feelings perfectly for victory or defeat.

February 5th
www.langlang.com

Jewish Film

Between 37 features, 19 documentaries, 18 narratives, and a spectrum of shorts, there will be a reel for everybody at the 27th Jewish Film Festival. The genres run the gamut from arts and music to history and romance with special filmmaker panels and other surprises awaiting. It’s a chance to take a global trek through the magic of film and get enlaced with Jewish traditions and other cultures, so, get rolling.

February 8th – 19th
www.arclightcinemas.com

Chinese New Year

Family and friends plus food and entertainment make a perfect combination for the Year of the Rooster celebration in Chinatown’s district. 3rd Avenue and J Street will cross cultural offerings ringing in the New Lunar Year as kids take part of the parade dancing with lions and dragons while adults vie for great raffle items. The drums will be thumping, the lanterns lit, and enough acrobatics and dances to keep everyone moving all weekend long. Gong Hei Fat Choy!
February 11th & 12th sdcny.orgBetween 37 features, 19 documentaries, 18 narratives, and a spectrum of shorts, there will be a reel for everybody at the 27th Jewish Film Festival. The genres run the gamut from arts and music to history and romance with special filmmaker panels and other surprises awaiting. It’s a chance to take a global trek through the magic of film and get enlaced with Jewish traditions and other cultures, so, get rolling.

February 8th – 19th
www.arclightcinemas.com

David Duchovny

The government has released classified information on one of its famous rogue agents: David Duchovny. Few Americans are aware that Mr. X-Files likes to rock, and roll and he’s kicking off his first ever tour in San Diego. In support of his debut album Hell or Highwater, Duchovny and his band are invading cities from coast to coast ready to abduct hearts and minds. The tour kicks off here as it makes its way to NYC so it is best not to miss this pronounced sighting when Duchovny visits the city for a close encounter.

February 12th
www.davidduchovnymusic.com

Bird Festival

The avian world is about to take residents on a flight to higher grounds during the 2017 San Diego Bird Festival. Trekking out to see our feathered friends in their natural environments, participants will venture out from our coastal wetlands to the desert, and other natural settings, to witness the region’s birds in action. On Sunday, the festival will host a special Family Day where everyone can see up close a variety of animals, beyond birds, along with a host of other activities enough to turn anyone into a birder – get ruffled!

February 23rd – 26th
www.apetslifemagazine.com

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