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Sunday, Oct 20
All Day Stage: Las Quinceañeras
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM San Diego International Film Festival
10:00 AM Sukkot Harvest Festival
10:30 AM German Film: Rocca Changes The World (Rocca Verändert Die Welt)
12:30 PM Stage: ¡Vuela!
2:00 PM Lawn Program: House of Czech & Slovak Republics
2:00 PM Stage: Foxfire
6:00 PM Music & Dance: Danyavaad & The Shimmy Sisters Reunion
6:00 PM Music: Ali Azimi
6:00 PM San Diego Ballet: A Midsummer Night's Dream
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: Benedetta Follia + Short: Scent of the Stars
7:30 PM Stage: Calafia At Liberty
Monday, Oct 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: Napoli Velata + Short: The Same Name
Tuesday, Oct 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM Film & Discussion: Puzzle
6:00 PM Coco: Sugar Skull Paint Night
7:00 PM Opera: Aida
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: Come un Gatto in Tangenzial + Short: The Loony Boxer
7:30 PM Book Signing: Kate Quinn
Wednesday, Oct 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:00 PM Wine Tasting: Northern Italy
6:00 PM French Film: Moka
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: Euforia + Short: Postcard
Thursday, Oct 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:00 PM Talk: Racism in German and American Cinema of the Twenties
6:00 PM UNA Discussion: Our Planet, Our Future
7:00 PM Book Signing: Rut Sepetys
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: A Casa Tutti Bene + Short: The Place of Happiness
8:00 PM Comedy: Dante Chang
Friday, Oct 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM Talk with Potter Shumpei Yamaki
2:00 PM Book Signing: J. Elke Ertle
6:00 PM Film & Discussion About Race, Mental Health & Community
7:00 PM Music: Clave Dura
7:00 PM Opera: Aida
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: Selfie + Shorts: Shine, Beauty
7:30 PM Stage: Amazing Adventures Of The Marvelous Monkey King
7:30 PM Stage: Foxfire
8:00 PM Comedy: Dante Chang
Saturday, Oct 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Balboa Park Halloween Family Day
11:00 AM City Heights El Dia de los Muertos
12:00 PM Encinitas Dia de los Muertos Celebration
2:00 PM Black Life: A Conversation
2:00 PM Stage: Sense & Sensibility
2:00 PM Stage: Amazing Adventures Of The Marvelous Monkey King
2:00 PM San Diego Symphony Plays Music from Coco
5:30 PM SDIFF Gala & Italy Exported Awards
7:30 PM Comedy: Dante Chang
7:30 PM Stage: Foxfire
7:30 PM Stage: Amazing Adventures Of The Marvelous Monkey King
8:00 PM Stage: Sense and Sensibility
9:30 PM Comedy: Dante Chang
Sunday, Oct 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM Kimchi Workshop
2:00 PM Opera: Aida
2:00 PM Stage: Sense & Sensibility
2:00 PM Stage: Foxfire
7:00 PM Keali'i Reichel
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: L’uomo Che Comprò la Luna
7:30 PM Stage: Amazing Adventures Of The Marvelous Monkey King
Monday, Oct 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM Population Aging and Korea’s Economy
Tuesday, Oct 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM In Celebration of Toni Morrison: Reflecting on a Legend
6:00 PM Coco: Sugar Skull Paint Night
Wednesday, Oct 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Thursday, Oct 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Friday, Nov 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Sense and Sensibility
Saturday, Nov 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Sense and Sensibility
Calendar

< Sunday, October 6, 2019 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Spotlight

One Book - One San Diego Events

Stage

Intimate Apparel
Until October 20, 2019

Noura
Until October 20, 2019

Man of La Mancha
Until October 27, 2019

Bad Hombres/Good Wives
Until October 27, 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

39th Annual International Art Exhibition
Until October 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

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
10:00 AM La Mesa Oktoberfest Since 1973, La Mesa Oktoberfest has been attracting over 100,000 people from across San Diego and Southern California for three days of elevated family-friendly entertainment, tons of top-notch German food, live music, and of course, beer. There's a libation to satisfy the taste of every Mann or Frau at this year's Oktoberfest with The Hofbrauhaus Biergarten serving up traditional German beers and delicious cocktails with a modern twist. Of course, it's never a dull moment in the Biergarten—immerse yourself in the Munich-mood with brat eating contests, musical chairs, yodeling contest and more.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $45

Location:
La Mesa Village
Spring Street at La Mesa Boulevard
La Mesa, CA 91941
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Dates and times:
Friday, October 4 - 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, October 5 - 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, October 6 - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
11:00 AM Saint Elizabeth’s 24th Annual Oktoberfest Saint Elizabeth's 24th Annual Oktoberfest will amuse the whole family. On the stage is traditional folk and popular music by the Gordon Kohl band. The menu will feature bratwurst and hot dogs on the grill along with sauerkraut, house made potato salad, beans, Julian strudel and other deserts, soft drinks and beer on tap for a modest fee. A much anticipated community event, Oktoberfest is a wonderful venue for a relaxing afternoon of entertainment and people watching. A craft booth filled with unique locally hand-made crafts will inspire your gift giving. Drawings for great prizes including four overnight cabin rental with a boat at Lake Cuyamaca, dinners at fine restaurants, local wine, and much more. Admission is free. Proceeds from the food and drink sales benefit the St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church in Julian.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Julian Town Hall
2129 Main Street
Julian, CA 92036
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Dates and times:
Saturday, October 5 - 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 6 - 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
12:00 PM El Cajon Oktoberfest Oktoberfest in El Cajon is a family-friendly festival promoting traditional German food, culture, and language. Live entertainment in the Biergarten is provided by the Guggenbach-Buam, from Germany. Enjoy folk dances, games and contests, vendor and craft booths; even a safe and fun Kids' Zone.

Admission/Cost: $5 - $10

Location:
German American Societies
1017 S. Mollison Avenue
El Cajon, CA 92020
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Dates and times:
Friday, October 4 - 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, October 5 - 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, October 6 - 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM
1:00 PM Stage: Anastasia Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical Anastasia is on a journey to San Diego at last!

From the Tony Award®-winning creators of the Broadway classic "Ragtime," this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past.

Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family. 18+

Admission/Cost: $54 - $798

Location:
San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from October 1 - October 6, 2019
Tuesday, October 1 - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, October 2 - 7:00 PM
Thursday, October 3 - 7:30 PM
Friday, October 4 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 5 - 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 6 - 1:00 PM and 6:30 PM
2:00 PM Stage: Just Like Us Based on Helen Thorpe's best-selling book, this play follows four Latina girls in Denver—two of whom are documented and two who are not—through young adulthood. Their close-knit friendships begin to unravel when immigration status dictates the girls' opportunities, or lack thereof.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $20

Location:
SDSU's Experimental Theatre
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182
MAP - [CAMPUS MAP]

Dates and times:
From Friday, September 27 to Sunday, October 6
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays - 7:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
3:00 PM Opera: Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet is the ageless tale of love and tragedy. This opera version is told by 75 performers, including cast, orchestra, and a ballet. Narrations are added occasionally to help the audience member grasp the story as it unfolds.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $40

Location:
California Center for the Arts
340 N. Escondido Boulevard
Escondido, CA 92025
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Dates and times:
Friday, October 4 - 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, October 6 - 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Saturday, October 12 - 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, October 13 - 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.www.pacificlyricassociation.com
3:00 PM Día de los Muertos Celebration Celebrate Día de los Muertos with live music and performances, arts and crafts, food samples, makeup applications, community altar, artisan vendors and more. Free to attend, but RSVP via EventBrite for the chance to win a $100 Westfield Reward Card.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Westfield Plaza Bonita
3030 Plaza Bonita Road
National City, CA 91950
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Saturday, October 5 - 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
3:00 PM Stage: Hamlet Hamlet is a philosophical study of life and death, laced with some of the most recognized of Shakespeare's soliloquies including, Hamlet's "To be or not to be..." Home for his father's funeral, Hamlet learns that his father's brother, Claudius, has taken over the kingship of Denmark by marrying the queen, his mother.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $18

Location:
Community Actors Theatre
2957 54th Street
San Diego, CA 92105
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, September 20 until Sunday, October 6
Fridays, Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM SDIFF feStivale Launch Party Join the San Diego Italian Film Festival as they kick off feStivale 2019 under the sky!

They will be at Cinema Under the Stars in Mission Hills for an Italian Party! We'll have wine, finger food, music, and we'll watch together under the stars the official trailer of feStivale 2019, and some shorts provided by our international partners, the Milano Film Festival, the Napoli Film Festival, and CiboCorto (Sicily). Chef Max Farina from Zafferano Catering and will prepare typical Sicilian delightful food using products sent directly from his home region by Mulino Angelica and Minardo. @ine will be provided by our friends at Ziobaffa, And we'll watch together under the stars a selection of shorts provided by our international partners, including some from our friends at CiboCorto directly from Sicily. Don't miss the party!

Admission/Cost: $30 - $40

Location:
Cinema Under the Stars
4040 Goldfinch St
San Diego, CA 92103
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Sunday, October 6 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
6:30 PM Stage: Anastasia Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical Anastasia is on a journey to San Diego at last!

From the Tony Award®-winning creators of the Broadway classic "Ragtime," this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past.

Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family. 18+

Admission/Cost: $54 - $798

Location:
San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from October 1 - October 6, 2019
Tuesday, October 1 - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, October 2 - 7:00 PM
Thursday, October 3 - 7:30 PM
Friday, October 4 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 5 - 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 6 - 1:00 PM and 6:30 PM
7:00 PM Stage: Bad Hombres/Good Wives Don Ernesto, a muy macho cartel lord of Sinaloa, is used to getting exactly what he wants. In this case, what he wants is Eva — the young woman he sent to a convent to be trained to become his perfect, submissive wife. En route to meet her future husband, Eva bumps into Mario, the dreamboat son of a rival Narco capitán, and her heart leaps. Will Mario "rub out" Don Ernesto? Will Don Ernesto "rub out" Mario? Or will there be a double Narco wedding bringing peace to the town? Lust, love and war are in the air, along with lots of festive Mexican banda songs.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $77

Location:
San Diego Repertory Theatre
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA
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Dates and times:
From Thursday, October 8 to Sunday October 27, 2019
Thursday, October 3 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Friday, October 4 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, October 5 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, October 6 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Tuesday, October 8 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday, October 9 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Thursday, October 10 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Friday, October 11 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, October 12 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, October 13 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 13 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Wednesday, October 16 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Thursday, October 17 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Friday, October 18 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, October 19 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 19 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, October 20 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Wednesday, October 23 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Thursday, October 24 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Friday, October 25 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, October 26 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 26 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, October 27 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
7:00 PM Comedy: Franco Escamilla Mexico's #1 standup comedian returns with a totally new show! Franco Escamilla will perform at the Balboa Theatre in San Diego on October 6 with his Payaso Tour 2019.

Franco Escamilla, is a comic entertainer born on April 29, 1981 in Cuautla Morelos, Mexico. He is a Musician, Comedian and Standup Performer, he is well known as "El Diablo (the Devil)" or "El Amo del Sarcasmo (The Master of Sarcasm)" for his youtube videos of sarcastic jokes for adults, he brings a style of standup comedy with a sarcastic, rough, sour touch and with a black humor that has characterized him in his artistic career. 18+

Admission/Cost: $59.50 - $215

Location:
Balboa Theatre
868 4th Ave.
San Diego, CA
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Sunday, October 6 - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM Stage: The Jacksonian Jackson, Mississippi, 1964. When his wife kicks him out, respectable dentist Bill Perch moves into the seedy Jacksonian Motel. There, his downward spiral is punctuated by encounters with his teenage daughter, a gold-digging motel employee, a treacherous bartender, and his now-estranged wife. Revolving around the night of a murder, The Jacksonian brimsdark humor and unearths tensionsin a town poisoned by racism.

Admission/Cost: $12 - $20

Location:
Apolliad Theatre
Mesa College
7250 Mesa College Drive
San Diego, CA 92111
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, September 27 until Sunday, October 6, 2019
Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 7:00 PM
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