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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, August 25, 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
All Day Pala Powwow Pala's Honoring Tradiitions powwow is a time and place to gather and celebrate the joys and talents of Native American people through dance and singing. With dance competitions in many categories, food booths, and arts & crafts booths offering authentic Native American jewelry, bead work, art, souvenirs, and T-shirts designed by Native American artists.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Pala Rey Youth Camp
10779 Hwy 76
Pala, CA 92059
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Dates and times:
Friday, August 24 - All Day
Saturday, August 25 - All Day
Sunday, August 26 - All Day

For more information, please visit: www.palatribe.com
8:00 AM Little Italy Mercado Come stroll through the Little Italy Mercato Farmers' Market where over 200 tents line W. Date Street from Kettner Boulevard to Front Street. The options are endless—you can enjoy an incredible selection of farm fresh produce, pastured eggs and poultry, meat, fish, flowers, local artisan food and more! Find food purveyors with sauces and relish, oysters, coffee beans, spices and more, and plants including orchids, fresh flowers, and bedding plants. Dine on crepes, paninis, green smoothies, lemonade and local chefs' specialties best enjoyed with our live music. Visitors come from all over the world to indulge in our farmers' market, whether it's to get a taste of the just-caught sea urchin or to simply soak in the beautiful atmosphere. Mangia Bene!

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
West Date Street between Kettner and Front.

Dates and times:
Every Saturday from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
10:00 AM La Vuelta Cultural Summer Festival Billed as a celebration of our communities' distinct heritage and culture, the event will feature more than 70 vendors, including art exhibits, food booths and two outdoor craft beer gardens. The festival will also include a classic car show, a scale model exhibit, ballet folklorico, Aztec dancers and a community arts stage.

This year's main stage will feature live music by the B-Side Players, Lil Rob, Trish Toledo, East LA's Casa de Calacas, Banda Paso de Tecuala and the Southwest High School Mariachi Estado de Oro.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Logan Avenue
Barrio Logan
San Diego, CA 92113
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Saturday, August 25 - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619)578-4247 or visit:
www.loganavenueconsortium.com
10:00 AM San Diego Festival Of Books Celebrate San Diego's vibrant reading community and join thousands of local readers, writers and word lovers.

The Festival of Books connects San Diego area readers, booksellers, authors and businesses around their common love of the written word.

The list of participants can be found on the San Diego Festival of Books website.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
NTC Promenade Arts & Cultural District
Liberty Station
2801 Rosecrans Ave
San Diego, CA
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Saturday, August 25 - 10:00 AM
10:00 AM Lane Field Park Markets Exciting new food market set in a beautiful park with 20+ artisanal food vendors, boutique coffee, live music, art and outdoor games. Delicious food on offer includes wood fired pizza, grass fed burgers, moroccan, mexican, empanadas, bao, smoothies, and many more, as well as a delicious range of desserts.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Lane Field Park
1009 N Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101
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Ongoing until December 30, 2018
Sundays - 10:00AM to 4:00PM

For more information, please visit:
www.lanefieldparkmarkets.com

11:00 AM Taste of Asia & Pacific House of Chamorros, China and Philippines Comes have fun at the annual Taste of Asia and the Pacific event at the International Cottages! There will be food and entertainment from the House of China, House of the Philippines, House of Korea, and the House of Chamorros.

The event will help the House of the Philippines, House of Korea, and House of Chamorros raise money to build their own cottages.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
House of Pacific Relations
Hall of Nations
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, August 25 - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 234-0739 or visit: www.sdhpr.org
12:00 PM Carlsbad Music Festival Carlsbad Music Festival is celebrating its 15th anniversary during its annual weekend event. Ticketed stage performers include Johnny Gandelsman plays Bach, Donnacha Dennehy, Julianna Barwick, Gyan Riley, Stephanie Richards & Andrew Munsey, Hausmann Quartet, Sibarg Ensemble, Tasha Smith-Godinez, and Isaac Schankler.

Free stages performers include Trouble in the Wind, Peter Sprague & Leonard Patton, Cindy Lee Berryhill, Nathan James, Inspired and the Sleep, Taken by Canadians, Parker Meridien, Singers from the San Diego Opera, Matt McBane, Hubbard Fogel Motl, Clint Davis, Son de San Diego, We are the West, Scott Paulson, and DJ Lexicon Devil.

Admission/Cost: FREE (Some concerts) - $49 per day (includes ticketed and free concerts), discounted multi-day and VIP passes available.

Location:
Carlsbad Village
2930 Roosevelt Street
San Diego, CA 92008
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Dates and times:
Friday, August 24 - 5:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Saturday, August 25 - 12:00 PM (noon) to 10:00 PM
Sunday, August 26 - 12:00 PM (noon) to 8:30 PM
1:00 PM Michelada Rumble The biggest Michelada competition in all of SoCal is coming to Del Mar!

Michelada Rumble will be at the Del Mar Racetrack on Saturday, August 25.

Enjoy carefully-crafted Micheladas from 20 vendors, watch Lucha Libre Mexican wrestling and check out the car exhibition with SoCal's nicest lowriders.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $50

Location:
Del Mar Racetrack
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014
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Saturday, August 25 - 1:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.micheladarumble.com
1:00 PM Book Discussion: So You Want to Talk About Race Join the County of San Diego Filipino-American Employees' Association (CSDFEA) for a discussion of the book: So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo.

In So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo offers a contemporary, accessible take on the racial landscape in America, addressing head-on such issues as privilege, police brutality, intersectionality, micro-aggressions, the Black Lives Matter movement, institutional racism and the "model minority" myth. Perfectly positioned to bridge the gap between people of color and white Americans struggling with race complexities, Oluo answers the questions readers don't dare ask, and explains the concepts that continue to elude everyday Americans.

CSDFEA's Embracing the World program can take the form of a book discussion, film screening and/or dialogue. Our goal is to provide a forum to learn, discuss and appreciate culture from around the globe. Embracing the World events are open and free to the public.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Bud's Louisiana Café
4320 Viewridge Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123
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Saturday, August 25 - 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
2:00 PM Stage: The Phantom of the Opera From his hideout beneath a 19th century Paris opera house, the brooding Phantom (Gerard Butler) schemes to get closer to vocalist Christine Daae (Emmy Rossum). The Phantom, wearing a mask to hide a congenital disfigurement, strong-arms management into giving the budding starlet key roles, but Christine instead falls for arts benefactor Raoul (Patrick Wilson). Terrified at the notion of her absence, the Phantom enacts a plan to keep Christine by his side, while Raoul tries to foil the scheme.

Admission/Cost: $58 - $100

Location:
San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
From Thursday, August 23 to Wednesday, August 29
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays - 7:00 PM
Saturdays - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sundays - 1:00 PM & 6:00 PM
3:00 PM Sport: San Diego Bocce Bash The Bocce ball tournament was a huge hit the past three years, drawing over 160 teams each time. This fundraiser for the San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl features round-robin Bocce tournament play, a live DJ, a team uniform contest and beer provided by Coronado Brewing Company. Grab a partner and have a ball. No experience needed. Bocce equipment provided.

Age Limit: 21+

Admission/Cost: $100 - $200

Location:
The Field at SDCCU Stadium
9449 Friars Road
San Diego, CA 92108
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Saturday, August 25 - 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 641-3100 or visit: www.holidaybowl.com
5:00 PM Street Food Cinema: Selena It's more than just a movie! Street Food Cinema features cool outdoor movies, picnic-ready food trucks, live music from emerging artists, interactive games and more!

Film: The true story of Selena Quintanilla-Perez, a Texas-born Tejano singer who rose from cult status to performing at the Astrodome, as well as having chart topping albums on the Latin music charts.

Admission/Cost: $14 - $22

Location:
Ruocco Park
585 Harbor Lane
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Saturday, August 25 - 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM
5:30 PM SingMa National Day Potluck Admit it, lah. We have so much in common and it's "LAH" that unites us. Let's celebrate Singapore and Malaysia National Day(s) together and show off your creative use of "LAH." Join us, Malaysia Consular General Mr. Devrin Jeck and Singapore Consular General Mr. Darryl Lau for a SingMa theme potluck party. Friends and family welcome.

RSVP now and bring a main course or an appetizer (eight servings and above) of your choice to share. Recipe sharing optional.

Admission/Cost: $5 per person. Children under 4 do not need a ticket.

*There will be an additional charge of $15 for those that do not bring any food.

Location:
Good Samaritan Episcopal Church
4321 Eastgate Mall
San Diego, CA 92121
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Saturday, August 25 - 5:30 PM
6:00 PM Music: New Orleans Swinging Gypsies The Swinging Gypsies embody the spirit of gypsy jazz mixed with traditional jazz and swing. Enjoy free Swing Dance lessons that will help you move to this delightful band, merging music and dance as one.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
The Headquarters
789 W. Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, August 25 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 696-0025 or visit: www.theheadquarters.com
7:00 PM Music: Nortec Collective UC San Diego URBAN presents Bostich + Fussible from the Nortec Collective. You won't want to miss Nortec's exclusive 2018 San Diego appearance, featuring special guest flutist Wilfrido Terrazas. Enjoy FREE Baja-inspired bites between 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM created by some of the region's top chefs curated by Vanguard Culture.

Stemming from the words "norteno" and "techno," Nortec was born from the Baja-based group's fusion of traditional Mexican music and electronica. Since creating the sound that defines the border, the Nortec Collective celebrates their 10th anniversary of Nortec Collective's album Tijuana Sound Machine.

Admission/Cost: $40 - $60

Age Limit: 21+

Location:
IDEA1 Apartments (entrance on F Street)
899 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, August 25 - 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 822-2026
7:00 PM Stage: The Phantom of the Opera From his hideout beneath a 19th century Paris opera house, the brooding Phantom (Gerard Butler) schemes to get closer to vocalist Christine Daae (Emmy Rossum). The Phantom, wearing a mask to hide a congenital disfigurement, strong-arms management into giving the budding starlet key roles, but Christine instead falls for arts benefactor Raoul (Patrick Wilson). Terrified at the notion of her absence, the Phantom enacts a plan to keep Christine by his side, while Raoul tries to foil the scheme.

Admission/Cost: $58 - $100

Location:
San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
From Thursday, August 23 to Wednesday, August 29
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays - 7:00 PM
Saturdays - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sundays - 1:00 PM & 6:00 PM
8:00 PM Music: Shaila Dúrcal Spanish singer-songwriter Shaila Dúrcal performs a concert to celebrate and commemorate mothers.

Shaila is the daughter of singer Rocío Dúrcal and Antonio Junior Morales. In 2006, Shaila released an album dedicated to her mother that became an international best-seller.

Admission/Cost: $35 - $45

Location:
Balboa Theatre
868 4th Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, August 25 - 8:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 570-1100 or visit: www.sandiegotheatres.org
8:00 PM Stage: In the Heights Patio Playhouse's Plays in the Park stages Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Award-winning musical about a community on the brink of change, "where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which to leave behind." Matt Fitzgerald directs.

In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York's Washington Heights neighborhood—a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It's a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. In the Heights is the winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations.

Admission/Cost: $18 - $25

Location:
Kit Carson Park
3333 Bear Valley Parkway
Escondido, CA 92025
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, August 17 until Saturday, September 1 - 2018
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays - 8:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.patioplayhouse.com
8:00 PM Stage: The Hunchback of Notre Dame Moonlight Stage Productions presents the epic musical retelling of Victor Hugo's novel about love, passion and hope. The production features nearly 60 actors, choir members and orchestra. Steven Glaudini directs, with musical direction by Elan McMahan, and choreography by Roger Castellano.

Admission/Cost: $17 - $55

Location:
Moonlight Amphitheatre
Brengle Terrance Park
1200 Vale Terrace
Vista, CA 92084
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Wednesday, August 15 through Saturday, September 1
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM

For more information, please call: (760) 724-2110 or visit: www.moonlight.com
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet Community Actrors Theatre stages Shakespeare's soaring tragedy about the young prince who learns that his father's brother, Claudius, has killed his father and married his mother. "That's where things start to get interesting." Jennie Hamilton directs.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $18

Location:
Community Actors Theatre
2957 54th Street
San Diego, CA 92105
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Dates and times:
Ongoing Friday, August 24 through Sunday, September 9
Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 3:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 581-2634 or visit: www.communintycactorstheatre.com
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