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Tuesday, Nov 12
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Coronado Island Film Festival
3:30 PM Talk: Centering the Asian American Voice in Podcasting
4:00 PM SD Asian Film Festival
7:00 PM Victoria Martino Lectures on Matisse
7:30 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
7:30 PM Stage: Ring Around the Moon
Wednesday, Nov 13
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM SD Asian Film Festival
5:00 PM Performance: Las Hermanas Iglesias
5:00 PM Talk: Gene Palumbo
6:00 PM Film: The Bookshop
6:00 PM Talk: Kumeyaay Ethnobotany
7:00 PM Comedy: Crazy Woke Asians
Thursday, Nov 14
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM SD Asian Film Festival
5:00 PM Talk: The Politics of Legal Regimes in China
6:00 PM San Diego Ramen Festival 2019
6:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
7:00 PM Film: L'amore Molesto (Troubling Love)
7:00 PM Stage: Eurydice
7:00 PM Stage: Hold These Truths
7:30 PM Linda Blair Lectures on Jan Van Eyck
7:30 PM Book Signing: Laura Trethewey
7:30 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
7:30 PM Music: Sister Carol
8:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
8:00 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
Friday, Nov 15
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM Music: Beatles VS Stones
2:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
4:00 PM SD Asian Film Festival
5:00 PM Food & Drink: A Taste of Italy
6:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
7:00 PM Stage: All is Calm -The Christmas Truce of 1914
7:00 PM Staged Reading: Blue Period
7:00 PM Stage: Eurydice
8:00 PM Music: Los Amigos Invisibles
8:00 PM Film: The Farewell
8:00 PM Stage: Hold These Truths
8:00 PM Stage: And Neither Have I Wings To Fly
8:00 PM Stage: Ring Around the Moon
8:00 PM Stage: Sense and Sensibility
8:00 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
8:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
Saturday, Nov 16
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:30 PM SD Asian Film Festival
2:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
2:30 PM DIY Miso Making Workshop
3:00 PM Music: The Wailers
3:00 PM Talk: An Introduction to Arab Culture
3:00 PM Scandinavian Lutefisk/Meatball Dinner
4:00 PM Stage: All is Calm -The Christmas Truce of 1914
4:00 PM Music: Hector Villa-Lobos Celebration
4:00 PM SD Asian Film Festival
6:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
7:00 PM Italian Film: Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
7:00 PM Fantasie Theater: A Renaissance Spektakular
7:00 PM Benefit Concert to Aid Immigrants and Refugees
7:00 PM Stage: Eurydice
7:00 PM Stage: All is Calm -The Christmas Truce of 1914
8:00 PM Film: The Farewell
8:00 PM Stage: Sense and Sensibility
8:00 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
8:00 PM Stage: Disney's My Son Pinocchio Jr.
8:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
8:00 PM Stage: Ring Around the Moon
Sunday, Nov 17
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM Stage: Disney's My Son Pinocchio Jr.
1:00 PM Unveiling New Mural At Chicano Park
2:00 PM Stage: Eurydice
2:00 PM Stage: And Neither Have I Wings To Fly
2:00 PM Stage: Ring Around the Moon
2:00 PM Stage: Sense & Sensibility
2:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
2:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
2:30 PM Stage: Disney's My Son Pinocchio Jr.
3:00 PM Sound Of Music Sing-A-long
5:00 PM Stage: All is Calm -The Christmas Truce of 1914
7:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
7:00 PM Stage: Hold These Truths
Monday, Nov 18
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM Book Discussion: Sudipta Sen
6:00 PM A Conversation On Immigration
7:45 PM All Gender Latin Dance Lessons
Tuesday, Nov 19
All Day Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Demonstration: Japanese Floral Design
7:00 PM Victoria Martino Lectures on Matisse
7:30 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
7:30 PM Stage: Ring Around the Moon
Wednesday, Nov 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Astana Ballet
7:00 PM The Horszowski Trio: From Prague to Moscow
7:30 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
Thursday, Nov 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Eurydice
7:30 PM Linda Blair Lectures on Jan Van Eyck
7:30 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
8:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
8:00 PM Stage: Hold These Truths
Friday, Nov 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
7:00 PM Stage: Eurydice
8:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
8:00 PM Stage: And Neither Have I Wings To Fly
8:00 PM Stage: Hold These Truths
Saturday, Nov 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 AM Midnight & Matinee - AKIRA in Japanese w/ English Subtitles
10:00 AM Indigo Dye & Shibori Workshop
2:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
7:00 PM Stage: Eurydice
8:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
8:00 PM Stage: And Neither Have I Wings To Fly
8:00 PM Stage: Hold These Truths
Sunday, Nov 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Hold These Truths
2:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
2:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
2:00 PM Stage: And Neither Have I Wings To Fly
7:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
7:00 PM Stage: Hold These Truths
11:00 PM Midnight & Matinee - AKIRA in Japanese w/ English Subtitles
Monday, Nov 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
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< Wednesday, October 16, 2019 >


All Day Stage: Las Quinceañeras From the creators of the groundbreaking Waking La Llorona, Las Quinceañeras offers a surreal, immersive, multisensory exploration of the famed rite of passage undertaken by many Latinas on their 15th birthday. The mysterious Optika Moderna opens its doors once again after years of secrecy and seclusion, inviting participants to undergo their latest procedure "Proyecto (15)." Adventurous audiences can book an appointment to meet with Optika Moderna's staff of trained paranormal opticians. Within the lab, patients will experience a hallucinogenic journey into the early 1990s as they relive the fateful events surrounding the celebrations of multiple Quinceañeras.

A production by Optika Moderna / David Israel Reynoso, performances are part of the La Jolla Playhouse's San Diego Wow (Without Walls) Festival.

Admission/Cost: $20

Location:
Liberty Station
San Diego, CA
Festival Map

Dates and times:
Thursday, October 17 - Performances all day
Friday, October 18 - Performances all day
Saturday, October 19 - Performances all day
Sunday, October 20 - Performances all day
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Spotlight

One Book - One San Diego Events

Stage

Handbagged
Until November 17, 2019

Hold These Truths
Until December 8, 2019

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

Exhibitions and Art

Hanjialin Bao - Between Black and White
Until January 26 2020

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

Asian Brush Painting/Sumi-e Class
Ongoing Tuesdays

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
All Day Hola Mexico Film Festival The San Diego Latino Film Festival will be hosting the Hola Mexico Tour 2019 at the Media Arts Center's Digital Gym. The film festival brings 9 of Mexico's recent hits and soon-to-be art-house classics to the Digital Gym Cinema. Over the course of the week, a variety of films are shown including:

• Las Niñas Bien
• Mirreyes vs. Godinez
• Ocho de Cad Diez
• Si Yo Fuera Tú
• La Boda de Mi Mejor Amigo
• Dulce Familia
• El Ombligo de Guie'dani
• Como Si Fuera la Primera Ve
• 108 Costuras

*All films are presented in Spanish with English subtitles.

Film screenings begin at 11:00 AM and continue into the evening of each day. The movies range between comedy, drama, revenge, family, marriage and more!

Admission/Cost: $8.50 to $11 for individual screenings. Passes available.

Location:
Digital Gym
Media Arts Center
2921 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92104
MAP

Dates and times:
From Friday, October 11 to Thursday, October 17
Films begin at 11:00 AM and continue throughout the day and evening.
Exact times for each day can be found HERE
12:00 PM San Diego International Film Festival The Power of Perspective. Come Watch With Us. The San Diego International Film Festival features 200+ filmmakers gathering in San Diego to show their films every year. SDIFF celebrates film's power to create empathy via new perspectives that emerge from powerful and compelling storytelling. The festival showcases great stories, fresh voices and diverse points of view from around the world. Our line up includes world-premiers, never before seen studio releases, the best in independent filmmaking and a full schedule of parties and events with the filmmakers themselves. Great film sparks great dialogue, which is why we're dedicated to giving our audiences the unique opportunity to meet and ask questions of filmmakers after screenings, and informally meet-ups at a variety of parties and events. The festival culminates with the annual Night of the Stars Tribute, recognizing actors and filmmakers who have made a mark on the film industry, and the world, with their professional contributions.

Age limit: 18+

Admission/Cost: $16 - $600

Location:
Reading Gaslamp Cinema
701 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Dates and times:
Tuesday, October 15 - 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Wednesday, October 16 - 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Thursday, October 17 - 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Friday, October 18 - 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Saturday, October 19 - 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Sunday, October 20 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: Comandante + Short: Butterflies in Berlin Francesco Maisto, the director of this film's father, was a supervising judge in Milan's San Vittore prison during the Seventies, the years marked by political terrorism in Italy. Felice was a mechanic and has always called himself a Communist, an activist of the far-left movement Lotta Continua. What is the link between two characters so distant and different? Humanity is the common thread of this intimate and personal documentary. Its deep meaning is the research carried by the young director: his need and urge to question himself incessantly about two key figures of his childhood, on the meaning of friendship, and the image a son has of his own father.

Admission/Cost: $12

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

Wednesday, October 16 - 7:30 PM
7:30 PM Stage: Calafia At Liberty Encircling the land-locked naval training building, the USS Recruit, Calafia at Liberty dives through layers of history about the mythic figure that inspired the naming of California: Queen Calafia.

Using music and performance, audience members follow a path through history, myth, and the consequences of manifest destiny. This piece questions the legends we build over the land we inhabit.

A production of the Wetsuit Collective, performances are part of the La Jolla Playhouse's San Diego Wow (Without Walls) Festival..

Admission/Cost: $20

Location:
Liberty Station
San Diego, CA
Festival Map

Dates and times:
Thursday, October 17 - 7:30 PM
Friday, October 18 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 19 - 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 20 - 7:30 PM
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