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Monday, Nov 11
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Coronado Island Film Festival
3:15 PM SD Asian Film Festival
7:30 PM Book Signing: Georgie Blalock
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
Calendar

< Friday, November 1, 2019 >


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
9:00 AM Dia De Los Muertos Public Altar Join us at Mission Hills United Methodist Church for a public altar set up and open for prayers, celebration, and remembrance. You are welcome to bring sacred symbols and pictures to honor those who have gone before us.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Mission Hills United Methodist Church
4044 Lark Street
San Diego, CA 92103
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Dates and times:
Thursday, October 31 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday, November 1 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday, November 2 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
4:30 PM Maki Ishiwata Exhibition Opening Reception JFG is proud to present an exhibition of Japanese fiber artist Maki Ishiwata from the Chiba prefecture. After receiving her BFA at the San Francisco Art Institute in California, Ishiwata worked as an art instructor at the local elementary and middle school for 14 years. During Ishiwata's 25 years in America, her potential in various creative fields grew. Since returning to Japan in 2007, and under the influence of her mother who worked with the lore of the traditional Japanese handmade paper (washi), Ishiwata became deeply charmed by its beauty and started to create original "plant figures" using washi. Development of the technique with paper strings and ligature became her characteristic style.

Pre-sale opening reception admission includes JFG entrance fee.

Admission/Cost: $5

Location:
Japanese Friendship Garden
2215 Pan American Rd E
San Diego, CA 92101
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Friday, November 1 - 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

For more information, pleas visit www.niwa.org/exhibits or email: registrar@niwa.org
5:00 PM Viva Frida Art Show Long live Frida - Viva Frida art show just in time for Dia de los Muertes celebrates the fabulous artist life of Frida Kahlo. San Diego artist June Rubin reinterprets her painting Frida Contemplating Death in her acrylic painting to Frida Contemplating Life with a small sprout growing within the circle on her forehead instead of the original skull and cross bones. Other artworks include a fantastical Frida herself transformed into a white Mad Cat with huge whiskers and her distinctive black and red unibrow.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
June Rubin Studio/Gallery
2690 Historic Decatur Road #214
San Diego, CA 92106
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Friday, November 1 - 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
5:00 PM Dia de los Muertos Celebration Fundraiser Join us for our First Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration Fundraiser. Experience the vibrant beauty of Dia de los Muertos while supporting a great cause. Not only will we have a grand altar presented with offerings to our lost loved ones, we will also be showcasing and selling traditional art made by clients. Immerse yourself in Mexican culture with the sounds and colors of ballet folklorico, papel picado, the taste of authentic Mexican cuisine, and much more! All proceeds will benefit the Christie's Place Art Group. Ticket includes: entrance to event, art gallery, entertainment, and dinner buffet. Drinks available for purchase at the event.

Age limit: 21+

Admission/Admission/Cost: $35

Location:
Christie's Place
2440 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA 92102
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Friday, November 1 - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM 24th Annual Día de los Muertos Festival Each year, guests are invited to create altars to remember and honor their loved ones in a special area outside of the Center's museum; the event also features live music, traditional Mexican fare, sugar skull decorating, and more.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
California Center for the Arts
340 N Escondido Blvd
Escondido, CA 92025
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For more information, please contact eramos@artcenter.org or (800)988-4253.

Dates and times:
Friday to Monday, November 1 to 4 - 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
5:00 PM National City Dia de Los Muertos Celebration Join the City of #NationalCity for our 1st Dia de Los Muertos event on Friday, November 1st. The event is located along 'A' Avenue behind City Hall between 12th & 14th St.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
1243 National City Blvd
National City, CA 91950
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Friday, November 1 - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.nationalcityca.gov/events
6:00 PM Exhibit Opening: The Splendor of Ancient Maya Hieroglyphs Epigrapher and calligrapher Dr. Mark Van Stone gives an audiovisual lecture exploring the mystery and beauty of Maya hieroglyphs. Only deciphered since about 1980, the ongoing translation of this unique writing system has revealed insight into the Maya, from the victories of kings to names of demons to personalized chocolate drinking vessels. Bring pen and paper to learn how to write in ancient Maya.

Sponsored by the Latin American Arts Council.

Admission/Cost: $5 - $15

Location:
San Diego Museum of Art
1450 El Prado, Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
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Friday, November 1 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

NOTE: the program guide said 5:00 PM start time, but the start time is 6:00 PM
6:00 PM Celebraciones de Dia De Los Muertos In the spirit of the continued work of renewal at the Centro Cultural de la Raza in preparation for our 50th anniversary, we make a call to our ancestors, nuestros abuelitos y abuelitas, our taitas to come and visit us as we honor their memory, their stories, their lives, and the work they left behind. This is a call for the Chicano/a/x, Latino/a/x, Indigeous communities to come be a part of the celebrations hosted at the Centro Cultural de la Raza for Dia de Muertos. We dedicate Dia de Muertos to those that came before us and their spirits that continue to be present in our ongoing work of transformation as we grow and evolve as the Centro Cultural de la Raza.

We invite all to our celebration and open the doors for anyone who wishes to share the stories and tales of our Muertit@s. If you like to set up an altar or have questions please contact Eva Sandoval: exsando@gmail.com

These series of events are presented by Danza Coatlicue and Centro Cultural de la Raza

Scheduled Events:

• November 1 - 6:00 PM
Opening Reception of Community Altares
Join us for a night of sharing stories of our loved ones, with pan de muertos and coffee.

• November 2 - 4:00 PM
Muertos Flower-making Workshop at 4:00 PM by Edie Morales
Procession to Chicano Park begins at 5:30PM
In Collaboration with Sherman Heights Community Center and Chicano Park Steering Committee
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• November 3 - 4:00 PM
Manifiesto de las Madres/ Mothers' Manifest Performance 4:00 PM-5:30PM
We are very excited to announce that Modrars Manifest, a Swedish-Chilean-Iranian and Mexican performance with live music will make its way through Mexico from north to south.
This collaboration of all female artist will approach the harsh reality and dreams of migrant mothers that have been separated from their families (or children).


Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Centro Cultural de la Raza
2004 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Friday, November 1 - 6:00 PM
Saturday, November 2 - 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 3 - 4:00 PM
7:00 PM Music: La Santa Cecilia With a captivating voice that sings about love, loss, and everyday struggles, the Grammy award-winning band has become the voice of a new bicultural generation in the United States, fully immersed in modern music, but still close to their Latin American influences and Mexican heritage.

21+ only

Admission/Cost: $27.50 - $60.00

Location:
House of Blues
1055 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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Friday, November 1 - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM Music: Ramon Ayala Ramón Ayala has been singing, songwriting and composing in the Norteño and Conjunto genre for over 40 years. He has won four Grammy awards after being nominated six times. His outstanding musical career, which boasts hits such as "Un Rinconcito en el Cielo" and "Chaparra de Mi Amor," has made him one of the most beloved icons of Mexican popular music

Admission/Cost: $40 - $75

Location:
The Magnolia Performing Arts Center
210 E Main St
El Cajon, CA 92020
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Friday, November 1 - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM Film: Incident at Oglala Do you support the struggle for indigenous self-determination? Then join San Diego PSL and the California Peace and Freedom Party for a showing of "Incident at Oglala," an award winning documentary about political prisoner Leonard Peltier and the events on the Pine Ridge reservation that led to his ongoing unjust imprisonment. Come down to the San Diego Justice Center at 4410 Glacier Ave San Diego for a viewing of this important film with a discussion afterwards of the implications for today's struggle.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
San Diego Justice Center
4410 Glacier Ave
San Diego, CA 92120
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Friday, November 1 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
8:00 PM Ballet: Carmina Burana City Ballet opens its 27th Season with his production of Carmina Burana, set during the 1920s to Carl Orff's score, accompanied by the 100-voice chorus of the Pacific Coast Chorale and The City Ballet Orchestra conducted by John Nettles.

Admission/Cost: $34 - $89

Location:
Spreckels Theatre
121 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Friday, November 1 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, November 2 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, November 3 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
8:00 PM Movie: Casablanca Fall in love again. An exotic and glamorous setting. Heroic sacrifice. The triumph of idealism over cynicism in "a world gone mad." Humphrey Bogart is the world-weary ex-pat. Ingrid Bergman is the mysterious old flame who reignites his life. Cinema Under the Stars is an intimate outdoor movie theater, located directly behind Tops Salon in Mission Hills. Admission is $17 for members, $18 at the box office, or $20 online (pay with cash or check only). Online reservations begin on Wednesday at 9:00 AM The box office opens at 6:00 PM Popcorn, candy and assorted hot and cold drinks sell for $2 each and a classic cartoon is screened before most films. Heaters and blankets are provided to keep you warm.

Admission/Cost: $17 - $20

Location:
Cinema Under the Stars
4040 Goldfinch Street
San Diego, CA 92103
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Dates and Times:
Friday, November 1 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, November 2 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: The Thousandth Night Intrepid Theatre Company brings award winning solo show to San Diego for a limited 2 week run. The Thousandth Night is in occupied France in 1943, an actor is arrested for propagating subversive material and is being deported. When his train is sabotaged by members of the French resistance, he escapes from the platform and seeks refuge in the train station. His one chance for freedom before the train starts moving again is to win the support of a group of French gendarmes (the audience) by entertaining them with "amusements" that are not subversive. Playing 38 characters from The Arabian Nights, the actor becomes a male Scheherazade, spinning out stories in a chance to win his freedom. A funny yet scathing examination of complicity and self-preservation. The production opened at the Hollywood International Fringe Festival in June and then traveled to the Boulder International Fringe Festival in Boulder Colorado where it was awarded "Most Innovative Production" and "Best Of Fringe", before playing to packed houses on the main stage at the San Francisco Fringe.

Admission/Cost: $15

Location:
White Box Theater
2590 Truxtun Rd #205
San Diego, CA 92106
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Dates and times:
Friday, November 1 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 2 - 4:00 PM
Saturday, November 2 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 3 - 2:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Sense and Sensibility A playful adaptation of Jane Austen's novel follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters - sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne - after their father's sudden death leaves them financially destitute and socially vulnerable. Set in gossipy late 18th-century England, with a fresh female voice, Sense and Sensibility examines our reactions, both reasonable and ridiculous, to societal pressures.

Admission/Cost: $12 - $22

Location:
Patio Playhouse Theatre
116 S. Kalmia Street
Escondido, CA 92025
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Dates and Times:
Ongoing from Saturday, October 26 until Saturday, November 16 - 2019
Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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