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Friday, Sep 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 AM Discussion: Innovation in the Cali Baja Region
10:00 AM Talk: Magritte & Surrealist Works
5:00 PM Talk: A Journey into Magical Realism
6:00 PM Film: Coco
7:00 PM German Film: Home from Home
7:00 PM Music: Volver, Volver II
7:00 PM Comedy: Pambansang Kolokoy, Boss Ka-Reppa, and PinoyEgoy
7:00 PM Stage: Disney's Mulan Jr.
7:00 PM Iranian Film: Nahid
7:30 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
7:30 PM Russian Ballet: Swan Lake
8:00 PM Stage: The Winter's Tale
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
8:00 PM Stage: Intimate Apparel
8:00 PM Stage: Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin
Saturday, Sep 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM 25th Annual Pacific Islander Festival
10:00 AM Vista Viking Festival
10:00 AM Adams Avenue Street Fair
12:00 PM Taste Of South Park
12:30 PM Dance: Harvest Festival
2:00 PM Stage: The Winter's Tale
2:00 PM Filipino Traditional Music & Dance Demo & Workshop
2:00 PM Stage: Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin
3:00 PM Stage: Intimate Apparel
4:00 PM Book Discussion: Halal If You Hear Me
5:00 PM Sewa Annual Dance Fundraiser
7:00 PM Film: Vincent, The True Story Of Vincent Van Gogh
7:00 PM Comedy: IM Hussein
7:30 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
8:00 PM Jewish Short Film Festival
8:00 PM Music: Patrizio Buanne
8:00 PM Film Double Feature: Microcastillo And Mente Revolver
8:00 PM Music: Bamboo Una Mas
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
8:00 PM Stage: The Winter's Tale
8:00 PM Stage: Intimate Apparel
8:00 PM Stage: Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin
Sunday, Sep 22
All Day Jewish Short Film Festival
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM 25th Annual Pacific Islander Festival
10:00 AM Adams Avenue Street Fair
10:30 AM German Film: Emil and the Detectives
12:00 PM Tianguis De La Raza (Artisan Market)
12:30 PM Dance: Harvest Festival
2:00 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
2:00 PM Stage: Intimate Apparel
2:00 PM Stage: The Winter's Tale
2:00 PM Stage: Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin
3:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
4:00 PM Music: The Pirates Of Penzance
6:00 PM Music: Lucibela, Cape Verde's Voice-of-Gold
7:00 PM Staged Reading: King Lear
8:00 PM Music: Herb Alpert and Lani Hall
Monday, Sep 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Sep 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM Film: Moka
7:30 PM Rom-Com Rendezvous Rendezvous with Sonali Dev, Alisha Rai . . .
7:30 PM Stage: Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin
Wednesday, Sep 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 PM Film: Coco
7:30 PM Stage: Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin
Thursday, Sep 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM Film: The Icebox
6:00 PM Soaring Eagles Pow Wow Dance Class
6:00 PM Music: Southern Scratch
7:00 PM Stage: Noura
7:30 PM Stage: Intimate Apparel
8:00 PM Stage: Noura
8:00 PM Stage: The Winter's Tale
8:00 PM Stage: Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin
Friday, Sep 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Just Like Us
7:00 PM Japanese Film: Late Spring
7:30 PM Music: Alejandro Sanz
7:30 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
8:00 PM Stage: Man of La Mancha
8:00 PM Stage: Noura
8:00 PM Stage: The Winter's Tale
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
8:00 PM Stage: Intimate Apparel
8:00 PM Stage: Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin
Saturday, Sep 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM North San Diego Latino Book & Family Festival
11:00 AM San Diego Cabrillo Festival
2:00 PM Stage: Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin
3:00 PM Stage: Intimate Apparel
3:30 PM Film: Island Soldier
7:00 PM Stage: Just Like Us
7:30 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
8:00 PM Film: Yesterday
8:00 PM Stage: Noura
8:00 PM Stage: The Winter's Tale
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
8:00 PM Stage: Man of La Mancha
8:00 PM Stage: Intimate Apparel
8:00 PM Stage: Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin
Sunday, Sep 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 AM San Diego International Dragon Boat Race
1:30 PM Book Signing: Iris Yang
2:00 PM Stage: Man of La Mancha
2:00 PM Stage: Just Like Us
2:00 PM Film: The Taming of the Shrew
2:00 PM Stage: The Winter's Tale
2:00 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
2:00 PM Stage: Intimate Apparel
2:00 PM Stage: Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin
3:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
5:00 PM Music: Bho Shambo
6:00 PM Film: Aladdin (2019)
7:00 PM Music: Maná
7:00 PM Stage: Noura
7:30 PM Music: Maná
Monday, Sep 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Oktoberfest Beer, Cheese & Sausage Tasting
Tuesday, Oct 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Stage: Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin
Wednesday, Oct 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Noura
7:00 PM Stage: Just Like Us
7:30 PM Stage: Man of La Mancha
7:30 PM Stage: Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin
Thursday, Oct 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Noura
7:00 PM Stage: Just Like Us
7:30 PM Stage: Man of La Mancha
7:30 PM Stage: Intimate Apparel
8:00 PM Stage: Noura
8:00 PM Stage: The Winter's Tale
8:00 PM Stage: Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin

Books & Literature

Book signings with an author whose writings concern cross-cultural and international topics.

Calendar
09/29/2019 - Book Signing: Iris Yang
Author Iris Yang will speak about her two historical novels on the Flying Tigers (American Volunteer Group) and their contributions to China in WWII. Her novels, Wings of a Flying Tiger and Will of a Tiger, have received excellent reviews nationwide and have been featured in a dozen newspapers.

Wings of a Flying Tiger
In the summer of 1942, Danny Hardy bails out of his fighter plane into a remote region of western China. With multiple injuries, malaria, and Japanese troops searching for him, the American pilot's odds of survival are slim.

Jasmine Bai, an art student who has been saved by Americans during the notorious Nanking Massacre, seems an unlikely heroine to rescue the wounded Flying Tiger. Daisy Bai, Jasmine's younger cousin, also falls in love with the courageous American.

With the help of Daisy's brother, an entire village opens its arms to heal a Flying Tiger with injured wings, but as a result of their charity the serenity of their community is forever shattered.

Love, sacrifice, kindness, and bravery all play a part in this heroic tale that takes place during one of the darkest hours of Chinese history.

Will of a Tiger
In 1942, Birch Bai, a Chinese pilot, and Danny Hardy, a downed American pilot, become sworn brothers and best friends.

In the summer of 1945, both airmen's planes go down in Yunnan Province of China during one of many daring missions. They are captured, imprisoned, and tortured by the Japanese for information about the atomic bomb. Just days before the end of WWII, Danny makes an irrevocable decision to save Birch's life.

For Birch, surviving the war is only the beginning of the battle. He must deal with the dreadful reality in China—the civil war, the separation of the country, the death of one friend in the Communist-controlled Mainland and another under the Nationalist government, and his wrongful imprisonment in Taiwan.

From Chungking to Yunnan, and from Taiwan to San Francisco, the sequel to Wings of a Flying Tiger takes readers along on an epic journey.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
Chuang Archive & Learning Center
541 B Second Ave.
San Diego, CA
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Sunday, September 29 - 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
09/19/2019 - One Book, One San Diego Launch
KPBS presents Rebecca Makkai, author of "The Great Believers," the 2019 One Book, One San Diego selection. "The Great Believers" is a historical novel about the terrors and tragedies of the AIDS epidemic and its repercussions, through a story about friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy and loss, set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris. It won the Stonewall Book Award, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and was optioned by Amy Poehler for television.

The program will also feature an address by Terry Cunningham, Retired Chief of the STD, HIV and Hepatitis Branch of Public Health Services for San Diego County, and a performance by the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus.

Books will be for sale by the Library Shop. A book signing will take place immediately following the program. Tickets are free but registration is encouraged as space is limited.

Admission/Cost: FREE but please Register to ensure you have a ticket.

Location:
Balboa Theatre
868 Fourth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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Thursday, September 19 - 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
09/11/2019 - Book Signing: Amy Waldman
Warwick's will host Amy Waldman as she discusses and signs her new book, "A Door in the Earth." Waldman is the national bestselling author of "The Submission." 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.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Warwick's Bookstore
7812 Girard Avenue
San Diego, CA 92037
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Wednesday, September 11 - 7:30 PM
09/17/2019 - Book Signing: Meg Waite Clayton
Warwick's will host Meg Waite Clayton as she discusses and signs her new book, "The Last Train to London." Clayton is the "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Race for Paris." 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.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Warwick's Bookstore
7812 Girard Avenue
San Diego, CA 92037
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Tuesday, September 17 - 7:30 PM
09/22/2019 - Staged Reading: King Lear
Returning to its roots of staged readings, the San Diego Shakespeare Society will present William Shakespeare's tragedy "King Lear" on Sept. 22, 2019, directed by Thomas Haine.In Shakespeare's study of family dynamics, the aging King attempts to divide his kingdom based on how much his daughters profess their love. Things do not go as planned: factions and plotting become evident within families, with siblings, parents, and confidants warring and many searching for hope."It's the greatest of all Shakespeare's plays. A story of pride, estrangement, reconciliation, self-discovery, forgiveness and redemption. It is a testament to the power and endurance of love-a message that speaks comfort to a world filled with anxiety and fear," says director Thomas Haine.

Admission/Cost = $25

Location:
Westminster Presbyterian Church
3598 Talbot St.
San Diego, CA 92106
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Sunday, September 22 - 7:00 PM
09/21/2019 - Book Discussion: Halal If You Hear Me
Join contributing writers Kazim Ali, Mahin Ibrahim, Blair Imani, and Randa Jarrar for a book discussion of "Halal If You Hear Me," a new anthology of writings by Muslim writers from all walks of life including women, queer, nonbinary, and transgender authors. Edited by Safia Elhillo and Fatimah Asghar, the collected poems, essays and other pieces in the work dispel the notion that there is one correct way to be a Muslim.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
San Diego Central Public Library
330 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA
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Saturday, September 21 - 4:00 PM
09/28/2019 - North San Diego Latino Book & Family Festival
The FREE event promotes literacy in all forms: educational, financial, reading, health, and community awareness. Sponsored by Latino Literacy Now (501)C3, this is the 67th festival and the 3rd held on the beautiful campus of MiraCosta College. Children who attend can enjoy many interactive activities and entertainment selected just for them. The entire family can gather information from over 20 workshops, 140 exhibitors, and the opportunity to meet authors and discuss books about and by Latino.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
MiraCosta College
Oceanside Campus
Oceanside, CA 92056
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Saturday, September 28 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
09/07/2019 - Coronado Libary Book Club: The Girl from Kathmandu
Join us in reading and discussing this powerful work of non-fiction. Twelve men left Nepal in search of a better life by working in a luxury hotel in Amman, Jordan. In fact, these men were sent to Iraq, kidnapped, and murdered by a terrorist group. Through inner strength, hope and determination a young woman, Kamala Magar, stands up to the men that ultimately led to her husband's death. No sign up is required, simply stop by to discuss the book. Books are available for check out at the library and through Overdrive.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Coronado Library
640 Orange Avenue
Coronado, 92118
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Saturday, September 7 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
08/24/2019 - 3rd Annual Festival of Books
Celebrate San Diego's vibrant reading community and join thousands of local readers, writers, and word lovers at the 3rd Annual San Diego Festival of Books presented by UC San Diego. The Festival of Books connects San Diego area readers, booksellers, authors and businesses around their common love of the written word. Festival will include panel discussions with local authors, artists and storytellers.

Admission/Cost: FREE Panel discussions $3 - $27.30

Location:
Luce Court at Liberty Station
2641 Truxtun Road
San Diego, 92106
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Saturday, August 24 - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

For more information visit: www.sandiegouniontribune.com
08/31/2019 - Book Discussion: Louise Penny
Warwick's and the Balboa Theatre will host Louise Penny as she discusses her new book, "A Better Man." Penny is the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels.

This is a ticketed event at the Balboa Theatre. Ticket price includes a pre-signed copy of "A Better Man." Please visit our website or call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

Admission/Cost: $24.50 - $91.50

Location:
Balboa Theatre
868 4th Ave.
San Diego, CA
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Saturday, August 31 - 6:00 PM
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