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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

< Saturday, October 26, 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
11:00 AM Balboa Park Halloween Family Day The region's largest free Halloween carnival celebrates its 11th year of providing families a fun, safe, and culturally inspired kickoff to their Halloween activities. The Balboa Park Halloween Family Day on October 26, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, features dozens of free craft projects for kids, Day of the Dead-themed displays and activities, costume contests and parades, carnival games with prizes, live entertainment, and food trucks. Participating museums also offer free admission to children 12 and under with paying adult.

More than two dozen participating museums, cultural attractions, and community partners present free hands-on activities for kids in the Plaza de Panama and El Prado walkway, while select museums offer additional Halloween-themed activities inside their buildings.

Among the day's highlights are mini-carnival games for prizes courtesy of the City of San Diego Parks and Recreation Department, a giant Day of the Dead altar set up by La Vista Memorial Park and Cemetery, a haunted lantern craft at the Japanese Friendship Garden booth, a rooftop pumpkin drop experiment in front of the San Diego Air & Space Museum, and a "Thriller" flash mob dance in the Plaza de Panama that anyone can learn and participate in.

The Worldview Project will be staffing a booth at the Balboa Park Family Day, so please drop by and spin our prize wheel to get a tasty international snack, meet our great volunteers and learn more about what we do!

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Prado Walkway
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA
MAP - [Park Map]

Saturday October 27 - 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
11:00 AM City Heights El Dia de los Muertos Celebrate a most colorful and artful El Dia de los Muertos in City Heights.

Along with family altares, cultural festivities include presentations from The Old Globe, Azteca Dancers, a participatory parade with Drummers Without Borders, Fern Street Circus, face painting, a Catrin and Catrina contest.

Make butterfly and skull masks with City Heights Puppet Project and more joys! Enjoy home cooked food.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
City Heights Weingart Library
3795 Fairmount
San Diego, CA 92105
MAP

Saturday, October 26 - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
12:00 PM Encinitas Dia de los Muertos Celebration In partnership with the City of Encinitas, Encinitas Friends of the Arts will be celebrating its 6th annual Encinitas Dia de la Muertos (Day of the Dead). In keeping with our mission, we believe this free family event will foster an appreciation and awareness of this significant Latino cultural celebration while uniting people of all backgrounds and traditions. The event draws more than 4,500 attendees each year from North County and greater San Diego County. The festival is geared toward families offering great performances by Mariachi bands and exciting Ballet Folklorico groups on stage. Plus art-making workshops, artist demonstrations, a Day of the Dead art exhibit by local students, food trucks and a low-rider car show. There will be a 10' Ofrenda in the Encinitas Library and Community Center, which will be open to all to contribute remembrances of loved ones.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Encinitas Community and Senior Center
1140 Oakcrest Park Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024
MAP

Saturday, October 26 - 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
2:00 PM Black Life: A Conversation Join exhibition curators Gaidi Finnie, Board Chair of the San Diego African American Museum of Fine Arts, and Keith Rice, Historian/Archivist at the Tom and Ethel Bradley Center, California State University, Northridge, for a discussion about this exhibition presented in partnership with the San Diego African American Museum of Fine Arts. The event will also feature a spoken word performance by members of Black Xpressions. Featured: Guy Crowder, Sidney Poitier and Freda Payne, Los Angeles, ca. 1976. Photograph, Tom and Ethel Bradley Center, CSUN.

Admission/Cost: $5 - $10

Location:
San Diego Museum of Art
1450 El Prado
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Saturday, October 26 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
2:00 PM Stage: Sense & 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
MAP

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
2:00 PM Stage: Amazing Adventures Of The Marvelous Monkey King Based on the beloved and enduring Chinese folk tale of Sun Wukong, Elizabeth Wong spins a marvelous tale of the mischievous superhero, the Monkey King.

Imagination is the center of this modern adaptation in which our hero is kicked out of school, does battle with a one-horned ogre and can somersault into the future on his many adventures!

Filled with hip-hop, a bit of Chinese Opera, dancing, battles and heroic adventure, The Amazing Adventures of the Marvelous Monkey King highlights the importance of leadership, responsibility and forgiveness.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

Admission/Cost: $10

Location:
Grossmont College Stage House Theater
8800 Grossmont College Dr
El Cajon, CA 92020
MAP

Friday, October 25 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 26 - 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM
2:00 PM San Diego Symphony Plays Music from Coco Coco — the 2017 two-time Academy Award®- winning film for Best Original Song as well as Best Animated Feature Film — delights audiences young and old with Michael Giacchino's beautiful musical score played by the San Diego Symphony along with the live film. Despite his family's generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $100

Location:
Jacobs Music Center
50 B St
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, October 26 - 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM
5:30 PM SDIFF Gala & Italy Exported Awards Join us as we give homage to Milano and to the winners of our Ristretto Awards! Milano is known as the Italian capital of design, fashion, and finance, but it's so much more with its unique blend of tradition and modernity, its thriving artistic scene, and its delicious culinary history! Chefs Francesca Penoncelli and Mario Casineri from Ciccia Osteria crafted a delicious menu inspired by the traditional flavors "Meneghini" to delight your senses, but it doesn't end with food! Find out who the winners of our Ristretto Awards are and be part of SDIFF's history as we celebrate our first year of the competition!

Admission/Cost: $75

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

Saturday, October 26 - 5:30 PM
7:30 PM Comedy: Dante Chang Nicknamed "The Black Asian", Dante is considered one of the fastest rising comedians in the game. His unique perspective comes from an Asian background with an urban upbringing in Washington D.C. Dante's obsessive work ethic had landed him his first headlining gig within his first six months of stand up comedy. Years later, he has been able to perform all over the country with his passion for laughter.

Admission/Cost: FREE But purchase of 2 drinks minimum required for each patron.

The American Comedy Company
818 B 6th Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Dates and times:
Thursday, October 24 - 8:00 PM
Friday, October 25 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 26 - 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM
7:30 PM Stage: Foxfire Set in rural America, in the heart of southern Appalachia, Foxfire is about the strength of family, the burnished love of a long marriage, and the values that have sustained this nation. It is laced with music by Jonathan Brielle, with live stage performances by a 4-piece bluegrass band.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $29

Location:
Sunshine Brooks Theatre
217 N. Coast Highway
Oceanside, 92054
MAP

Ongoing from Friday, October 11 until Sunday, October 27, 2019
Fridays - 7:30 PM
Saturdays - 7:30 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM Stage: Amazing Adventures Of The Marvelous Monkey King Based on the beloved and enduring Chinese folk tale of Sun Wukong, Elizabeth Wong spins a marvelous tale of the mischievous superhero, the Monkey King.

Imagination is the center of this modern adaptation in which our hero is kicked out of school, does battle with a one-horned ogre and can somersault into the future on his many adventures!

Filled with hip-hop, a bit of Chinese Opera, dancing, battles and heroic adventure, The Amazing Adventures of the Marvelous Monkey King highlights the importance of leadership, responsibility and forgiveness.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

Admission/Cost: $10

Location:
Grossmont College Stage House Theater
8800 Grossmont College Dr
El Cajon, CA 92020
MAP

Dates and Times
Friday, October 25 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 26 - 2:00 PM and 7:30 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
MAP

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
9:30 PM Comedy: Dante Chang Nicknamed "The Black Asian", Dante is considered one of the fastest rising comedians in the game. His unique perspective comes from an Asian background with an urban upbringing in Washington D.C. Dante's obsessive work ethic had landed him his first headlining gig within his first six months of stand up comedy. Years later, he has been able to perform all over the country with his passion for laughter.

Admission/Cost: FREE But purchase of 2 drinks minimum required for each patron.

The American Comedy Company
818 B 6th Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Dates and times:
Thursday, October 24 - 8:00 PM
Friday, October 25 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 26 - 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM
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