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Tuesday, Sep 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 PM Film: Black Panther
7:00 PM Film: The Registry
Wednesday, Sep 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:00 PM Film: Out of Africa
6:00 PM Film: Coco
6:00 PM Discussion: What Diplomats Do and Why it (Still) Matters
6:00 PM Film: Notorius
6:15 PM Music: Fred Benedetti
7:00 PM Art: Parsha Poster
7:00 PM Stage: Blithe Spirit
7:30 PM Book Signing: Crazy Rich Asians
Thursday, Sep 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:45 AM Booked for Lunch: Kevin Kwan
6:00 PM Cooking Workshop: Donburi Bowls
6:30 PM Art: Torero! Artivista! Viva La Revolucion
8:00 PM Stage: Blithe Spirit
Friday, Sep 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
3:30 PM Cabrillo Festival
4:00 PM La Mesa Oktoberfest
4:00 PM Oktoberfest in El Cajon
6:30 PM Italian Film Festival Launch Party
7:30 PM Music: An Evening of Hindustani Classical Music
8:00 PM Dance: Mystic India: The World Tour
8:00 PM Stage: Blithe Spirit
Saturday, Sep 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM Youth Festival of Indian Music & Dance
10:00 AM Art: Bonsai Show
10:00 AM La Mesa Oktoberfest
11:00 AM Cabrillo Festival
12:00 PM Oktoberfest in El Cajon
2:00 PM Sake Festival
3:30 PM Music/Dance: Capoeira Batizado
7:00 PM Dromia: Balkan Music and Dance
8:00 PM Stage: Blithe Spirit
Sunday, Sep 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Encinitas Oktoberfest
10:00 AM Art: Bonsai Show
10:00 AM La Mesa Oktoberfest
11:00 AM Sukkort Harvest Festival
11:00 AM House of Scotland Lawn Program
12:00 PM Oktoberfest in El Cajon
2:00 PM Stage: Blithe Spirit
6:00 PM Discussion: Fighting for Cyber Supremacy in an Age of Extremism
6:30 PM Film: King Lear
7:00 PM Stage: Blithe Spirit
Monday, Oct 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Oct 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Wednesday, Oct 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM 12th Annual San Diego Italian Film Festival
Thursday, Oct 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM 12th Annual San Diego Italian Film Festival
Friday, Oct 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Film: Selma
4:00 PM Oktoberfest in El Cajon
7:30 PM 12th Annual San Diego Italian Film Festival
Saturday, Oct 6
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:30 AM Scout Day
12:00 PM Oktoberfest in El Cajon
7:30 PM 12th Annual San Diego Italian Film Festival
Sunday, Oct 7
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM Oktoberfest in El Cajon
5:30 PM San Diego Italian Film Festival Gala
7:30 PM 12th Annual San Diego Italian Film Festival
Monday, Oct 8
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM 12th Annual San Diego Italian Film Festival
Calendar

< Saturday, March 24, 2018 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Spotlight

One Book - One San Diego events

Stage

Avenue Q
Until September 30, 2018

Mama Mia!
Until February 24, 2019

Exhibitions and Art

Here & There
Until Sunday,December 30

World in Porcelain Exhibit
Until January 19, 2019

Arts Of South And Southeast Asia
Ongoing until January 31, 2019

Walking Tour of Asian Pacific Historic District
Ongoing, every 2nd Saturday of each month

Emotions and Landscapes
Until August 11, 2018

Epic Tales from Ancient India
Until September 3, 2018

The Big White Dress
Until July 1, 2018

Israel: 70 Years of Craft and Design
Until September 3, 2018

Arts of Iran
Until January 31, 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 Mingei International Museum
Ongoing, 3rd Tuesday of each month

Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
Ongoing, 3rd Tuesday of each month

Kids

Classes:Children's West African Drumming
Ongoing Tuesdays

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

Europe: Secrets of the Old Masters
Ongoing until July 20

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
8:30 AM 11th Annual Festival of Indian Music and Dance Celebrate the 11th Annual Festival of Music and Dance presented by Indian Fine Arts Academy of San Diego.

You'll see a fantastic lineup of world-renowned vocal and instrumental artists of Indian music, along with India's most talented and most engaging percussionists, unique ballets and music that have the potential of transporting audiences to a completely different world.

Admission/Cost: $30 - $45

Location:
Garfield Theater
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Dr.
La Jolla, CA
MAP

Ongoing from March 18 - March 25- 2018
Sunday, March 18 - 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, March 19 - 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Tuesday, March 20 - 6:30 PM to 9:45 PM
Wednesday, March 21 - 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Thursday, March 22 - 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, March 23 - 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, March 24 - 8:30 AM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, March 25 - 8:15 AM to 10:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.indianfineartsacademy.org
9:00 AM International Heritage Styled Shoot -Royal Indian Wedding This Indian Traditional and Modern Wedding Photoshoot will introduce you to the wedding tradition of the Indian (from India) people. This is to raise awareness for Indians who were born and raised in the U.S., to raise their consciousness of their country's traditions, and to encourage them to appreciate their heritage. This is also a good chance for photographers who want to build their portfolio for the wedding industry by taking images at the different photoshoot stations.

Admission/Cost: $65

Location:
Britt Scripps Manor
406 Maple Street
San Diego, CA 92103
MAP

Saturday, March 24 - 9:00 AM to 11:45 AM

For more information, please call: (619) 795-2937 or visit: www.britscrippsmanor.com
11:00 AM Art: A Treasured Collection of Haitian Art Despite political, economic and natural upheavals during much of Haiti's history, Haitians have developed a unique culture with art and music that speaks to the expressiveness, vitality and indomitable spirit of the people of this small island nation. This exhibition highlights the stunning private collection of Carlsbad resident Lawrence Kent. Featuring more than 45 paintings from the 1940s to the present, the Kent collection illustrates the diverse and distinct characteristics of Haiti's visual traditions and the wide variety of its creative expression produced generations apart.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
William D. Cannon Art Gallery
Carlsbad City Library
1775 Dove Ln
Carlsbad, CA 92011
MAP

Saturday, March 24 - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please call: (760) 602-2021 or visit: www.carlsbadca.gov
11:00 AM Book signing: Newzad Brifki The El Cajon Library will welcome Newzad Brifki, founder and director of the Kurdish Community of America, for a reading from his memoir, My Journey to America: A Kurdish-American Story,. The book tells of the flight of Brifki's family from Sadaam Hussein's Iraq to a refugee camp in Turkey to their eventual resettlement in the United States.

A book signing will follow the visit, and books will be available for purchase. All ages are welcome. "Finding a safe haven and having the opportunity to grow up in this country has made me the person I am today," says Brifki. It's important to remember "that the United States was founded on immigration . . . We are a nation of many nations." Librarian Phil Shopoff agreed that "the best way to counteract 'fear of the other' is to come together in civil discourse, to listen to what each other has to say."

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
El Cajon Library
201 E. Douglas Avenue
El Cajon, CA 92020
MAP

Saturday, March 24 - 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 588-3718 or visit: www.evanced.info
11:00 AM 25th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival Media Arts Center San Diego presents the 25th annual San Diego Latino Film Festival. The festival will occupy five screens for eleven days and will present over 160 films from Latin America, the United States and Spain. There will be opening-night and closing-night parties with the 3rd Annual Sonido Latino Beer & Wine Festival, Q&A sessions with visiting filmmakers, and free student outreach screenings. Audiences will have the rare opportunity to meet filmmakers and actors from all over the world.

Admission/Cost: For films - $12.00 General, $10.00 Students and Seniors. Festival packs and passes available.

Locations:
AMC 18 Fashion Valley Cinema
7037 Friars Road
San Diego, CA 92108
MAP

Media Arts Center
2921 El Cajon Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92104
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from March 15 to March 25
Times and venues vary (see schedule below)

For more information on screenings and festival special events, please visit: www.2018.sdlatinofilm.com

FILM SCHEDULE

12:00 PM Dance Class: Bomba Class Come out and take this very special Bomba dance class with Maestra de Bomba Danza and co-founder of Bomba Liberte, Miss Jade Power Sotomayor. Ms. Power is a an all around teacher of dance but was one of the first Bomba Dance teachers in San Diego who I am proud to call my maestra por vida. She will be visiting from Seattle and we are fortunate to have her able to teach this class. So come out and bring a falda, reboso, or a handkerchief and get ready to work it out while learning the fundamentals of Bomba Dance.

Admission/Cost: $5 - $10

Location:
Centro Cultural de la Raza
2004 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Saturday, March 24 - 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 235-6135 or visit: www.facebook.com
12:00 PM International Heritage styled shoot: Filipino Wedding A Filipino traditional—and modern—wedding photo shoot has the purpose of demonstrating the wedding tradition of the Filipino (Philippines) people. This is to raise awareness for the Filipino who was born and raised in the U.S., and to encourage them to explore the traditions of their heritage and to help them appreciate them. This is also a good chance for photographers who want to build their portfolio for the wedding industry by taking many images for the different photo shoot stations.

We will show you how way Filipinos celebrate their weddings by showing you the celebrations' highlights.

Admission/Cost: $65

Location:
Britt Scripps Manor
406 Maple Street
San Diego, CA 92103
MAP

Saturday, March 24 - 12:00 PM to 2:45 PM

For more information, please visit: www.eventbrite.com
12:00 PM Book Signing: How to Make and Save Money while Traveling Michael and Melissa Harlow will sign their new book, How to Make and Save Money While Traveling. They use their many years of global travel to advise the reader on how to make and save money before, during, and after traveling. The book is filled with useful links, stories and motivation to help the reader to effectively plan an economical trip.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Kona Kai Resort & Marina
1551 Shelter Island
San Diego, CA 92106
MAP

Saturday, March 24 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 221-8000 or visit: www.theadventuretravelers.com
1:00 PM DIY Miso Workshop Learn about the history of miso, its many different forms, and then make a large batch using various legumes. We will taste a one-year (or older) miso. You'll get to see the results of this long fermentation process. Then we'll enjoy one of the most popular miso dishes—homemade miso soup! You'll get to pack a mason jar full of miso to take home (but you'll have to wait a year to eat it).

Admision/Cost: $40.00 - $45.00

Location:
Wild Willow Farm & Education Center
2550 Sunset Avenue
San Diego, CA 92154
MAP

Saturday, March 24 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please call : (860) 337-6368 or visit: www.fermentersclub.com
2:00 PM Book Discussion: The Golden Son The first of his family to go to college, Anil Patel—the golden son—carries the weight of tradition and his family's expectations when he leaves his tiny Indian village to begin a medical residency in Dallas, Texas, at one of the busiest and most competitive hospitals in America. When his father dies, Anil becomes the de facto head of the Patel household and inherits the mantle of arbiter for all of the village's disputes. But he is uneasy with the custom, uncertain that he has the wisdom and courage demonstrated by his father and grandfather. His doubts are compounded by the difficulties he discovers in adjusting to a new culture and a new job, challenges that will shake his confidence in himself and his abilities.

Back home in India, Anil's closest childhood friend, Leena, struggles to adapt to her demanding new husband and relatives. Arranged by her parents, the marriage shatters Leena's romantic hopes, and eventually forces her to make a desperate choice that will hold drastic repercussions for herself and her family. Though Anil and Leena struggle to come to terms with their identities thousands of miles apart, their lives eventually intersect once more—changing them both and the people they love forever.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Carlsbad City Library
1775 Dove Ln
Carlsbad, CA 92011
MAP

Saturday, March 24 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please call: (760) 602-2049
2:00 PM Discussion: The Greatest Knight - William the Marshall BBC's The Greatest Knight tells the story of William Marshal, the "greatest knight of the Middle Ages."

If you've never heard of him, it may be because Marshal is "a forgotten hero of English history." Marshal was an English soldier and statesman who served four kings of England in the 12th and 13th centuries.

Historian Thomas Asbridge reveals how Marshal fought in battles across Europe, survived court intrigue and exile, put his seal to the Magna Carta, and remained loyal to those he served through disaster and victory.

Presented by Professor of Psychology, Seth Senecal.

Documentary Discussions is a series of documentary film viewings followed by discussions that explore a wide variety of topics and matters of interest. Held on the last Saturday of the month.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
La Jolla Riford Branch Library
7555 Draper Ave.
La Jolla, CA 92037
MAP

Saturday, March 24 - 2:00 PM
For more information, please visit: Event Page
2:00 PM Stage: The Heir Apparent Penniless Eraste is in love with the fair Isabelle but her mother, Madame Argante, will permit the marriage only if Eraste can show he will inherit the estate of his rich but miserly Uncle Geronte. Unfortunately for Eraste, old Geronte has also fallen for the fair Isabelle, and plans to marry her and leave everything he owns to her—squashing the young love forever. Impersonating the old man and also two brash, disinherited relatives, Eraste's wily servant Crispin dictates a will favorable to his master (and to himself, of course), only to find that even the best laid plans come undone!

David Ives' adaptation is rich with flowing French couplets, and this joyful farce has everything working out in the end.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $50

Location:
Stagehouse Theatre
Grossmont College
8800 Grossmont College Dr.
El Cajon, CA
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from March 15 - March 24
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays - 7:30 PM
Additional shows Saturdays - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM Sports: America vs Xolos Club América and Club Tijuana will meet in a friendly match at SDCCU Stadium in San Diego. A 12-time Liga MX champion, Club América will play its first match in San Diego since 2013. The Águilas and Xolos will renew acquaintances on San Diego soil for the first time in five years, since they last met at Petco Park—a match won by América, 2-1. A year prior, the two squads met at then-Qualcomm Stadium and the two sides battled to a 1-1 draw.

Admission/Cost: $35 - $40

Location:
SDCCU Stadium
9449 Friars Rd
San Diego, CA 92018
MAP

Saturday, March 24 - 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please call: (323) 655-5127
5:30 PM Tahitian Punch Tasting and Polynesian Dance A festive event organized by the Alliance Française. Escape with us into a tropical paradise, taste typical Tahitian punch and enjoy Polynesian dance.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $15

Location:
Alliance Française de San Diego
Suite 104
6640 Lusk Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92121
MAP

Saturday, March 24 - 5:30 PM to 8 PM

For more information, please visit: www.eventbrite.com
6:00 PM Stage: West Side Story The students from O'Farrell Charter High School perform one of the most durable of American musicals. It's as if Romeo and Juliet came by time machine to New York. But instead of the Capulets and Montagues as the warring families, its the Jets and Sharks (street gangs), and tragedy has followed them here.

Admission/Cost: $5

Location:
The Ofarrell Charter School
6130 Skyline Drive
San Diego, CA 92114
MAP

Dates and times:
Thursday, March 22 - 6:00 PM
Friday, March 23 - 6:00 PM
Saturday, March 24 - 6:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 263-3009
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM Nowruz Celebration Join the Association of Iranian American Professionals of San Diego in their Nowruz 1397 Celebration for food, drinks, a musical performance by Roya Saba and her band, and DJ music by DJ Mohsen!

Admission/Cost: AIAP Members, $70 Non-members, $120

Location:
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
1380 Harbor Island Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Saturday, March 24 - 6:30 PM to 11:30 PM

For more information, please visit: www.aiap.org
7:00 PM Music: Singing the Ancient Memories of Finland Finnish folk poetry tells a story of the first time the kantele zither was played. The sound was so beautiful that everybody started to cry. When their tears touched the water of the ocean, they turned into pearls.

A native of Finland, Merja Soria performs the traditional music of her Finnish heritage. She combines the ancient kantele with the poignant sound of her voice to sing the haunting songs of Suomi (Finland).

Admission/Cost: $20

Location:
Kalabash School of Music and the Arts
5725 La Jolla Boulevard
La Jolla, CA 92037
MAP

Saturday, March 24 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 456-2753 or visit: www.centerforworldmusic.org
7:00 PM Music: Latin Legends 2018 Tour Lineup includes: El Chicano, Tierra, Jorge Santana.
All support acts are subject to change without notice. All ages welcome. All persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or by a responsible adult 25 years of age or older who has written authorization from a parent or guardian.

Doors open at 7:00 PM. Show begins at 8:00 PM

Admission/Cost: $35

Location:
House of Blues San Diego
1055 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Saturday, March 24 - 7:00 PM
For more information, please visit: Latin Legends 2018 Facebook
7:00 PM Stage: Antigone Canyon Crest Academy stages Sophocles' great tragedy about obedience to higher laws. "What happens when idealism conflicts with societal responsibility when what we vehemently believe is right is against the law? Where is the line between protest and anarchy?" are of the many questions this play evokes.

Admission/Cost: $6 - $15

Location:
Canyon Crest Academy
5951 Village Center Loop Road
San Diego, CA 92130
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Dates and times:
Thursday, March 15 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, March 17 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, March 22 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Saturday, March 24 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday, March 30 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
7:30 PM Stage: The Heir Apparent Penniless Eraste is in love with the fair Isabelle but her mother, Madame Argante, will permit the marriage only if Eraste can show he will inherit the estate of his rich but miserly Uncle Geronte. Unfortunately for Eraste, old Geronte has also fallen for the fair Isabelle, and plans to marry her and leave everything he owns to her—squashing the young love forever. Impersonating the old man and also two brash, disinherited relatives, Eraste's wily servant Crispin dictates a will favorable to his master (and to himself, of course), only to find that even the best laid plans come undone!

David Ives' adaptation is rich with flowing French couplets, and this joyful farce has everything working out in the end.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $50

Location:
Stagehouse Theatre
Grossmont College
8800 Grossmont College Dr.
El Cajon, CA
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from March 15 - March 24
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays - 7:30 PM
Additional shows Saturdays - 2:00 PM
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