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Sunday, Aug 25
All Day San Diego International Kids' Film Festival
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:30 AM Film: Mountain Miracle (Amelie Rennt)
2:00 PM House of Puerto Rico Lawn Program
2:00 PM Stage: An Experiment With An Air Pump
2:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
7:00 PM Stage: The Underpants
8:00 PM Music: Paula Fuga
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
8:00 PM Film: About Time
8:00 PM Stage: An Experiment With an Air Pump
Monday, Aug 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM The Face Behind the Art: Adolfo Guzman-Lopez
Tuesday, Aug 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Wednesday, Aug 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Film: Midnight in Paris
6:30 PM Film: Romeo + Juliet
8:00 PM Music: Gondwana
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Thursday, Aug 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Film: Dracula
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Friday, Aug 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM San Diego Filipino Cinema's Magic Hour Fest
5:00 PM Exhibition Opening: Black Life
6:00 PM 49th Annual Barona Powwow
7:00 PM Stage: The Underpants
8:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Saturday, Aug 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM 49th Annual Barona Pow Wow
1:00 PM Stage: Saints and Stars
2:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
3:00 PM SYDRO Music Festival
6:00 PM Book Discussion: Louise Penny
7:00 PM Songs Of The Soul -- The Music Of Sri Chinmoy
7:00 PM Stage: The Underpants
8:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Sunday, Sep 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM 49th Annual Barona Pow Wow
2:00 PM House of Ukraine Lawn Program
2:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
7:00 PM Stage: The Underpants
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Monday, Sep 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Sep 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Wednesday, Sep 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Thursday, Sep 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Friday, Sep 6
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: The Underpants
8:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Saturday, Sep 7
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
7:00 PM Stage: The Underpants
8:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
9:00 PM Indian Youth Festival of North America
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< Thursday, August 15, 2019 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

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

Exhibitions and Art

Art and Empire: The Golden Age of Spain
Until September 2, 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

Places

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

Chicano Park Tour
Ongoing Saturdays and Sundays

Kids

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

Mahjong Lessons
Ongoing Thursdays

Emei Qigong Practice
Ongoing Saturdays

Kokedama Workshop
Ongoing every 1st and 3rd Tuesday

Irish Gaelic Conversation Circle
Ongoing Tuesdays

Tai Chi Workshop
Ongoing Saturdays
9:00 AM Art Around The World Camp This week we will travel around the world and visit different countries to create amazing art pieces on pottery, canvas and with clay! Come and explore a new destination every day using a variety of mediums.

Campers ages 5 and up are welcome.

Tickets are $225 for full week or $55 per day.

Admission/Cost: $55 - $225

Location:
Cool Creations Camps
Pottery Studio & Cafe
1753 Garnet Avenue
San Diego, CA 92109
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from August 12 - August 16, 2019
Monday through Friday - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
6:30 PM Film: Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets August is "Love San Diego-style" in America's Finest City as Rooftop Cinema Club San Diego at the Manchester Grand Hyatt features a lineup chock-full of great romance-comedies, musicals and romantic flicks.

Rooftop Cinema Club opens nightly at 6:30 PM. and films begin at 8:30, providing guests ample time to arrive early and enjoy the social in "Social Cinema," including amazing sunsets, fantastic food, top-shelf drinks and classic table games.

Tickets and information for all San Diego shows are available on the recently re-branded Rooftop Cinema Club website.

Rooftop Cinema Club is open to adults 18-and-over. Ticket prices start at just $17 per person for a single deck-chair beneath the stars. For $20, you can receive a single deck-chair along with bottomless popcorn, and for just $24 each, a couple can enjoy a film in the comfort of a double love-seat while also enjoying bottomless popcorn.

Guests can self-park in the Manchester Grand Hyatt's parking garage and receive a free four-hour validation (self-parking only) with any food or beverage purchase on-site, including the Rooftop Concession Stand (excluding candy and popcorn).

Rooftop Cinema Club's food and drink menu is unlike any other. While the scent of delicious hot popcorn is inescapable, food offerings at the concession stand include unique and San Diego-flavored dishes that will tempt even the pickiest of palates, while its beverage menu includes a variety of signature cocktails along with a host of craft-beer, IPA and wine options.

Rooftop Cinema Club guests can also come early or stay late and enjoy 15% off food and drink at one of Grand Hyatt San Diego's many onsite restaurants. Sip signature cocktails 40 stories above San Diego Bay at Top of the Hyatt, dine on locally sourced sustainable seafood at the waterfront Sally's Fish House & Bar, or sample San Diego's finest craft beer selection at Brew30 California Taps. Discount only valid day of screening. Must present dated Rooftop Cinema Club ticket to redeem. Cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions.

Admission/Cost: $17 - $24

Locaton:
Manchester Grand Hyatt
One Market Place
San Diego, 92101
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Thursday, August 15 - 6:30 PM to 11:00 PM
7:00 PM Film: Taranta on the Road The day after the Arab Spring of 2011, Amira and Tarek, two Tunisian migrants with nothing in common, reach the Italian coast. By chance, they find themselves both seeking help from a music band from Salento, Apulia, in search of success around festivals and weddings. The band mistakes them as a couple that's going to have a child and the band members decide to help them to reach France. The trip, fear, love, the uncertain future and the desire to find their own way join all in a unique experience that, perhaps, will change their lives forever.

A beautiful comedy full of music, hope, and good vibes brought to you by the San Diego Italian Film Festival!

Admission/Cost: $8 - $12

Location:
Museum of Photographic Arts
1649 El Prado
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92103
MAP - [Park Map]

Thursday, August 15 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sandiegoitalianfilmfestival.com
7:30 PM Book Signing: Q Karmue Warwick's will host Q Karmue as he discusses and signs his new book, Witness: A Civil War Through The Eyes of A Child. Quanuquanei A. Karmue, better known as Q, is a survivor of the Liberian Civil War, activist, artist, and president/founder of Save More Kids, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the lives of Liberia's children and rebuilding a country left in devastating conditions. This event is free and open to the public. Reserved Seating is available when the book is pre-ordered from Warwick's for the event. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

Witness: A Civil War Through The Eyes of A Child is the true story written by "Q" Quanuquanei Karmue as he recounts of his family's separation by civil war. When a peaceful childhood in Liberia changed in an instant, 8-year-old Q was thrown into the bloodshed, terror, and violence of the Liberian Civil War. Confronted with massacred villages, child soldiers, constant hunger, and the daily threat of death from rebel forces and government troops, Q and his four siblings eventually made it through the horrors of war through the power, grace, and determination of his mother, Neyor.

Witness takes you back to 1990 through Q's reflections and experiences in the Liberian Civil War - from the once sleepy, safe village of Sugar Hill to surviving through destroyed farmland, drug-crazed child soldiers, and body-strewn streets - all while his mother fights to protect her children. Ultimately, a confrontation with a ruthless child tears the family apart and requires that his mother make a devastating choice between her life and her children's. Witness will open your eyes to the darkest and most beautiful parts of humanity and make you see that on the other side of evil is good.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Warwick's Bookstore
7812 Girard Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Thursday, August 15 - 7:30 PM
8:00 PM Silent Film: Carmen Movies by Moonlight: A Silent Film Festival at La Jolla Historical Society.

Presented by Scott Paulson (LJHS Silent Film Curator) with support from the UC San Diego Library and live music from Scott and the Teeny-Tiny Pit Orchestra.

The Lawn opens at 7:00 PM—bring a picnic dinner and a low beach chair or blanket.

This is the 1915 Silent film version of Carmen. Helmed by legendary director Cecil B. DeMille and loosely based on the Prosper Mérimée novella, this early silent drama concerns hot-blooded gypsy Carmen (Geraldine Farrar) and her attempts to seduce Don Jose (Wallace Reid), a lawman sent to thwart a gang of illegal smugglers in Spain. Carmen's plan backfires when Don Jose's passion for the gypsy girl escalates into a jealous rage as she spurns him for her bullfighter beau, Escamillo (Pedro de Cordoba), with tragic results.

Film presentations start at 8:00 PM

Advance registration not required

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Wisteria Cottage Front Lawn
780 Prospect St
La Jolla, CA 92037
MAP

Thursday, August 15 - 8:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet After his smash-hit Othello and record-breaking Hamlet, Barry Edelstein returns to the Shakespeare Festival to take on the greatest love story of all time. Verona's Montague and Capulet families have been feuding for ages, and whenever they meet, violence breaks out. But when Romeo glimpses Juliet across a crowded dance floor, something different happens. Can star-crossed love survive in a world of rivalry and rage? With a plot featuring a masqued ball, sleeping potions, and
all-out brawling in the street, wrapped in a text full of soaring poetry, it's no wonder Romeo and Juliet has inspired countless adaptations, from ballets to movies to musicals like West Side Story. Young love has never been as dangerous or delightful as it is in Shakespeare's romantic masterpiece, brought to vivid life on our outdoor stage under the stars.

Admission/Cost: $30 - $90

Location:
Old Globe Theatre
1363 Old Globe Way
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA
MAP - [Park Map]

Dates and times:
From Sunday, August 11 to September 15, 2019
Tuesdays to Sundays - 8:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Songs for a New World This collection of songs examines life, love, and the choices that we make. The audience is transported from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to a ledge, 57 stories above Fifth Avenue, to meet a startling array of characters. A young man has determined that basketball is his ticket out of the ghetto and a woman dreams of marrying rich, which nabs her the man of her dreams.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $25

Location:
Patio Playhouse Theatre
116 S. Kalmia Street
Escondido, 92025
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, August 2 to Sunday, August 18
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 4:00 PM
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