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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

Festivals, Fairs & Celebrations

Enjoy a festival, fair or celebration which has an international, cultural or ethnic flavor.

Calendar
08/31/2019 - Pacific Islander Festival Luau
In celebration of PIFA's 25th Anniversary, we will host a PIFA luau at the Balboa Park Club!

Enjoy a night of traditional Pacific Islander food, entertainment and learn the history of PIFA.

Admission/Cost: $25

Location
Balboa Park Club Ballroom
2144 Pan American Road West
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Saturday, August 31 - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
10/29/2016 - Balboa Park Halloween Family Day
Over two dozen museums and community partners present costume parades, craft projects for kids, and spooky gallery tours and treasure hunts. Highlights include a mini-carnival hosted by San Diego Park and Rec., a doggie costume contest in the Spanish Village, the San Diego Air & Space Museum's annual rooftop pumpkin drop, live animals from the San Diego Zoo, and activities along the Prado and in the Plaza de Panama. Halloween surprises at the Fleet Science Center, House of Pacific Relations International Cottages, Japanese Friendship Garden, Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater, Mingei International Museum, San Diego Automotive Museum, and more.

The Worldview Project and the San Diego Participant Observer are excited to have a booth at Balboa Park Family Day! Drop by and say hello! Spin our prize wheel to win an international snack, enjoy our "Been There, Want to Go There" activity and find out all about our organization, who we are and what we do!

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Prado Walkway
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Saturday, October 29 - 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.balboapark.org
01/30/2016 - Lunar New Year at SeaWorld
Celebrate Lunar New Year at SeaWorld San Diego. Enjoy riveting performances from Chinese acrobats inside Mission Bay Theater. Be awed by lion dancers and take in the beautiful scenery and décor. Fill your appetite with Asian-inspired food and drinks. Start a new tradition at SeaWorld's Lunar New Year.

Highlights of Lunar New Year at SeaWorld San Diego:

Chinese Acrobats of Hebei: Masters of agility and grace, the Chinese Acrobats of Hebei combine Chinese traditions, incredible acrobatics, stunning costumes, Chinese props and a beautiful soundtrack. During 25-minute shows held four times a day at SeaWorld's Mission Bay Theater, several acts will be performed including lion dancing, plate spinning, hoop diving, hat juggling, contortion and chair stacking.

Community stage: At SeaWorld's Lunar New Year Festival area (located just east of the Explorer's Reef™ arrival experience), the community stage will be brimming with cultural entertainment including taiko drummers, lion dancers and fan dancers.

Asian-inspired culinary offerings: SeaWorld's Lunar New Year Festival area will be brimming with Asian-inspired food choices!

Animal visits: Trainers will bring some of SeaWorld's ambassador animals to the Lunar New Year Festival area for up-close encounters with guests. Animals guests may see include Asian small-clawed river otters, an Asian water monitor and a Eurasian eagle owl.

Admission/Cost: $69 - $395

Location:
SeaWorld San Diego
500 Sea World Dr
San Diego, CA 92109
MAP

Dates and times:
January 30 to February 21 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday, January 30
Sunday, January 31
Saturday , February 6
Sunday, February 7
Monday, February 8
Friday, February 12
Saturday, February 13
Sunday, February 14
Monday, February 15
Saturday, February 20
Sunday, February 21

For more information, please visit: www.seaworldparks.com
11/06/2019 - Lantern Festival
Join our celebration of a 100-year old German tradition with food and student music performances at the AEA Elementary School Campus. We will end our evening with a lantern walk through the neighborhood. Festival will include:

• Food Trucks, Desserts & Coffee
• AEA Middle School Band Performance
• AEA Kinderchoir Performances
• Halloween Candy Give-back Program

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Albert Einstein Academies
3035 Ash Street
San Diego, 92102
MAP

Wednesday, November 6 - 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

For more information, please visit: www.foaea.org
11/02/2019 - Anthenaeum Dia de los Muertos Community Celebration
Join us for Day of the Dead as we honor our loved ones who have passed away. On view at the Athenaeum Art Center's main gallery will be the work Tijuana-based artists Maik Jimenez & Cesar Vazquez along with a selection of folk art objects from the collection of the Mingei Museum.

Face-painting, light refreshments, puppet-making and additional family friendly hands-on activities led by art educators from the San Diego Guild of Puppetry and the Mingei Museum will also be part of the celebration. At 7:30 PM we invite everyone to meet outside the building and join the Muertos procession to Chicano Park.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Athenaeum Art Center
1955 Julian Ave
San Diego, CA 92113
MAP

Saturday, November 2 - 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM
11/02/2019 - 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
MAP

Dates and times:
Friday, November 1 - 6:00 PM
Saturday, November 2 - 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 3 - 4:00 PM
11/01/2019 - 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
MAP

Dates and times:
Friday, November 1 - 6:00 PM
Saturday, November 2 - 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 3 - 4:00 PM
11/01/2019 - 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
MAP

Friday, November 1 - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.nationalcityca.gov/events
11/02/2019 - House of Ukraine Fall Celebration
The House of Ukraine and the Ukrainian School of San Diego are inviting you for Fall celebration. Kids will perform at 11:00 AM After the concert we will have potluck. Hatka will provide hot dogs and you can bring a dish to share. Members of the house will be invited to try our new cocktail "Slava Ukraini". You don't want to miss that! Let's gather and celebrate!

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
House of Ukraine
667 Pan American Rd
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Saturday, November 2 - 11:00 AM
11/03/2019 - Persian Harvest Festival
Please join House of Iran at the Persian Harvest Festival with music by Farishah Barzin, dance by the Ila Dance Academy and Iranian food. Deejay Mohsen will play music from 4:00PM - 6:00PM

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
House of Iran
2176 Pan American Rd W
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Sunday, November 3 - 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
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