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Tuesday, Oct 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Opera: The Marriage of Figaro
Wednesday, Oct 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM Little Soldiers: A Story on China’s Education System
6:00 PM Film: Eat Pray Love
6:00 PM Border Films & Food
7:00 PM Book Signing: Arjun Singh Sethi - American Hate
7:00 PM Stage: Julius Caesar
7:00 PM Stage: Holmes & Watson
Thursday, Oct 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:30 PM Book Signing: Arjun Sethi - Bearing Witness
7:00 PM Songs of Irish Heroes
7:00 PM Talk: History of Opera
8:00 PM Stage: Holmes & Watson
Friday, Oct 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Classical Indian Violin-Viola Duet
8:00 PM Stage: Metamorphosis
8:00 PM North Park Playwright Festival
8:00 PM Stage: Julius Caesar
8:00 PM Stage: Holmes & Watson
11:00 PM Music: Maykel Blanco y Su Salsa Mayor
Saturday, Oct 27
10:00 AM FilAmFest: Filipino American Arts & Culture Festival
10:00 AM Orchid Kokedama Workshop
11:00 AM Balboa Park Halloween Family Day
11:00 AM Day of the Dead Festival North Park
12:00 PM Filipino-American History Celebration
12:00 PM Encinitas Dia de los Muertos
1:00 PM Talk: Ancient Indulgences - Salt
2:00 PM Stage: Holmes & Watson
5:00 PM Dia De Los Muertos Skull Art Show
6:00 PM The Bulls of Sant'Agata Charge Little Italy
7:30 PM Japanese Pop Culture Party
8:00 PM North Park Playwright Festival
8:00 PM Stage: Metamorphosis
8:00 PM Stage: Julius Caesar
8:00 PM Stage: Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame
8:00 PM Stage: Holmes & Watson
Sunday, Oct 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Setting Sun Sake Fall Garden Party
1:00 PM Stage: Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame
2:00 PM Stage: Metamorphosis
2:00 PM Opera: The Marriage of Figaro
2:00 PM North Park Playwright Festival
2:00 PM Stage: Julius Caesar
4:30 PM Stage: Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame
6:30 PM Paella Cooking Workshop
7:00 PM Stage: Julius Caesar
7:00 PM Stage: Holmes & Watson
Monday, Oct 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Holmes & Watson
6:00 PM World Music Series
Tuesday, Oct 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Wednesday, Oct 31
10:00 AM Dia De Los Muertos Culture & Art Display
7:00 PM Stage: Holmes & Watson
Thursday, Nov 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day Dia De Los Muertos Culture & Art Display
8:00 PM Stage: Holmes & Watson
Friday, Nov 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Until 10:00 PM Dia De Los Muertos Culture & Art Display
8:00 PM City Ballet Tchaikovsky Spectacular
8:00 PM Stage: Metamorphosis
8:00 PM Stage: Holmes & Watson
Saturday, Nov 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Metamorphosis
8:00 PM Stage: Holmes & Watson
Sunday, Nov 4
12:00 PM Asayake Taiko Tryouts
2:00 PM Stage: Metamorphosis
7:00 PM Stage: Holmes & Watson
Monday, Nov 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM World Music Series
Calendar

< Saturday, May 26, 2018 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Spotlight

One Book - One San Diego events

Stage

Guadalupe in the Guest Room
Until October 28, 2018

Macbeth
Until October 28, 2018

Mama Mia!
Until February 24, 2019

* Note: newest and shorter run productions can be found in our regular calendar listings.

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

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

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
10:00 AM Harmony in Action Cross-Cultural Non-Profits Fair Spend a peaceful and illuminating afternoon in Balboa Park learning more about the work done by many of the most impactful cross-cultural non-profit organizations operating in San Diego which are making the world a better place for all of us. Enjoy some international music, meet with proactive leaders and representatives, and find out how to get involved in the important work they do!




Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Patio B (next to Casa Del Prado Building)
Balboa Park
1549 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Saturday, May 26 - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.harmonyinaction.org
1:00 PM Piñata Festival Border X Brewing presents its second annual Plethora of Pinatas Festival, a one-of-a-kind event that celebrates the pinata as an art form.

Artists will use pinata materials to create art pieces that will astound and stretch your imagination of what can be done with papier-mache and tissue paper. Pieces will be judged for a cash award.

Bring your family, kids and your abuela, because we're taking it old and new school!

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Border X Brewing
2181 Logan Ave.
San Diego, CA 92113
MAP

Saturday, May 26 - 1:00 PM

For more information, please e-mail: events@borderxbrewing.com or visit: www.facebook.com
2:00 PM Book Signing: Madeline Swidler Scott The Lemon Grove Historical Society continues its Remembrance Project with Madeline Swidler Scott, whose childhood in Russia and German-occupied France in WWII is revealed in her memoir, Quiberon: And Life is Changed Forever. Her harrowing story of flight, risk, privation and unending fear is an object lesson in the horrors that drove the 20th century.

Age Limit: 18+

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Lemon Grove Library
3001 School Lane
Lemon Grove, CA 91945
MAP

Saturday, May 26 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 463-9819 or visit: www.host.evanced.info
2:00 PM Film: Satoyama Japan is a country of steep mountains surrounding wide, flat plains where people have lived for thousands of years. On the largest plain lies the country's largest freshwater lake, Lake Biwa, which is not far from Japan's ancient capital city of Kyoto. The slopes that stretch down toward the lake have been terraced with meticulously constructed paddy fields, some of which have been cultivated continuously for thousands of years.

This is a land that has been ruled for centuries based upon the demand for the rice, yet it's still dominated by the rhythmic cycle of the seasons. Here is a landscape that the Japanese people hold so close to their hearts that they have a special word for it: satoyama.

Admission/Cost: FREE

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

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.librarymarket.com
3:00 PM Music: Breizh Amerika For the first time in San Diego, for the Brittany celebration week, the Breizh Amerika Collective will perform. ​The Collective's initiative brings together innovative musicians from Brittany, France and the United States to collaboratively work to create and produce original music and bring awareness to endangered traditions while developing durable Transatlantic links of cooperation and understanding.

A marriage of music, traditions and culture has been at the heart of the Collective's project, striving to incite American audience to discover Breton music, but also to allow musicians to interpret and mix different styles and sounds (jazz, Celtic, World, swing, Latin and folk).

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
San Diego French American School
6550 Soldedad Mountain Road
San Diego, CA 92037
MAP

Saturday, May 26 - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.breizh-amerika.com
6:00 PM Music and Dance: Samahan The Samahan Filipino American Performing Arts & Education Center is excited to announce our inaugural concert of Philippine dances and music, which will primarily feature Samahan's junior dancers. Come celebrate and support second- and third-generation Filipino-Americans enriched by Philippine cultural arts. Samahan's junior dancers will give a heartening presentation of their cultural heritage through dancing popular Filipino folk dances and singing nostalgic songs. Live music accompaniment is provided by the acclaimed Samahan Rondalla and the Pakaraguian Kulintang Ensemble.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $30

Location:
David and Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Drive
San Diego, CA 92037
MAP

Saturday, May 26 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) -946 7409 or visit: www.samahanphilippinedance.com
6:30 PM Stage: Moana "MOANA" is a wonderful cultural story set in the Polynesian Islands of Hawaii. It is the tale of a young girl searching for her destiny through the guidance of her heart, family, ancestors and the love for her people. Through music, dance and theater arts, come witness the journey of how she finds her calling to the Ocean and helps restore Mother Earth.

Admission/Cost: $10.00

Location:
World Beat Center
2100 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Saturday, May 26 - 6:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 847-5522 or visit: www.worldbeatcenter.com
7:00 PM Music: Jenni Rivera Tribute Concert Dolores Janney "Jenni" Rivera Saavedra was an American singer, songwriter, actress, television producer, spokesperson, philanthropist and entrepreneur known for her work within banda and ranchera music genres.

Admission/Cost: $275 Mexican Pesos (approx $14.05 USD)

Location:
Rosarito Beach Hotel
Blvd. Benito Juarez 31 Centro,
Playas Rosarito, BC 22710
MAP

Saturday, May 26 - 7:00 PM to 11:59 PM

For more information, please call: 1(800) 343-8582 or visit: www.facebook.com
7:00 PM City Heights Dance Festival Stage 7 is proud to present the three day City Heights Dance Festival featuring the very best dance companies and artists in the San Diego Area. The festival will include original choreographies, gifted performing artists, and live music.

On Friday and Saturday evening the festival will feature the following dance companies:
- Axxiom
- City Ballet II
- Contemporary Arte in Movement
- Kidz Danz Kompany
- Cororado School of the Arts
- Zeffiro "Criticize/Applaud"
- Stage 7

On Sunday afternoon the Annex will open its doors to the adjacent park and host Folk and Traditional dance from around the world performed by:

- Sabor Andaluz
- Sohailas Shining Stars
- Capoeira Luanda
- Ballet Folklorico en Aztlan
- Pride of Polynesia
- Samahan Philippine Dance Company
- Ballet Folklorico Jalisciense
- Oma Ache

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
City Heights Performance Annex
3795 Fairmount Avneue
San Diego, CA 92105
MAP

Dates and times:
Friday, May 25 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, May 26 - 7:00 PM
Sunday, May 27 - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM Music: Breizh Amerika For the first time in San Diego, for the Brittany celebration week, the Breizh Amerika Collective will perform. ​The Collective's initiative brings together innovative musicians from Brittany, France and the United States to collaboratively work to create and produce original music and bring awareness to endangered traditions while developing durable Transatlantic links of cooperation and understanding.

A marriage of music, traditions and culture has been at the heart of the Collective's project, striving to incite American audience to discover Breton music, but also to allow musicians to interpret and mix different styles and sounds (jazz, Celtic, World, swing, Latin and folk).

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Stout Public House
1125 Sixth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Saturday, May 26 - 7:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 702-7933
7:30 PM Film: Moana In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches Moana's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Agua Caliente County Park
39555 Great Southern Overland Stage Route of 1849
Julian, CA 92036
MAP

Saturday, May 26 - 7:30 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sdparks.org
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