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Monday, Nov 12
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day 2018 San Diego Asian Film Festival
10:00 AM Coronado Island Film Festival
7:00 PM Book Signing: Cixin Liu and John Scalzi
8:00 PM Stage: Persuasion
Tuesday, Nov 13
All Day 2018 San Diego Asian Film Festival
1:00 PM Film Discussion Class: The Band's Visit
5:00 PM SDSU Ibero-American Film Festival
6:00 PM World Eats 2018
7:00 PM Kaiseki Meal: The Soul of Japanese Cuisine
7:00 PM Talk with Moshe Zonder from Netflix's Fauda
7:30 PM Stage: Persuasion
8:00 PM Stage: Persuasion
Wednesday, Nov 14
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day 2018 San Diego Asian Film Festival
2:00 PM Stage: Persuasion
5:00 PM SDSU Ibero-American Film Festival
6:00 PM Music: Brasil In Trio
6:15 PM Talk: Beyond the Wall - The Aftermath of Deportation in Mexico
7:00 PM Presentation: Kumeyaay Ethnobotany
7:00 PM Book Signing: Huda Al-Marashi
7:30 PM Music: Celtic Thunder X
8:00 PM Music: Maria de Barros
8:00 PM Stage: Persuasion
Thursday, Nov 15
All Day 2018 San Diego Asian Film Festival
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM Argentine Asado & Wine Pairings Cookout
5:00 PM SDSU Ibero-American Film Festival
5:30 PM Talk: May We Make the World?
6:00 PM Talk: Nicaragua: Revolution and Restoration
7:30 PM Stage: The Mystery of Edwin Drood
7:30 PM Stage: Persuasion
8:00 PM Music: Pablo Ziegler Jazz Tango Trio
8:00 PM A World-Wide Musical Show
Friday, Nov 16
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day 2018 San Diego Asian Film Festival
10:00 AM Art Lecture: Zurburán, A Masterpiece Revealed
1:00 PM Peruvian Ceviche & Wine Tasting
6:00 PM F.L.A.G.S. Multicultural Fair
8:00 PM Stage: Miss Bennet-Christmas at Pemberly
8:00 PM Stage: The Mystery of Edwin Drood
8:00 PM Stage: Persuasion
Saturday, Nov 17
All Day 2018 San Diego Asian Film Festival
12:00 PM Worldbeat Cultural Market
1:00 PM Museum School Balinese Performance
2:30 PM Miso Making Workshop
3:00 PM Stage: Miss Bennet-Christmas at Pemberly
4:00 PM Stage: Persuasion
6:00 PM 70th Annual Tartan Ceilidh
7:00 PM Japanese Sound Meditation
8:00 PM Music: Sambada Live
8:00 PM Stage: The Mystery of Edwin Drood
8:00 PM Stage: Persuasion
Sunday, Nov 18
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Miss Bennet-Christmas at Pemberly
2:00 PM Yiddish Theater: From Broder Zinger To Soviet Spies
2:00 PM Stage: The Mystery of Edwin Drood
2:00 PM Stage: Persuasion
6:00 PM Classical Music From Bohemia, Dvořák, Smetana, Drdla
8:00 PM Stage: Persuasion
Monday, Nov 19
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
3:00 PM Stage: Miss Bennet-Christmas at Pemberly
7:30 PM Brazilian Zouk Fundamental Class
Tuesday, Nov 20
All Day Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
All Day Free Admission to Mingei International Museum
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
3:00 PM Stage: Miss Bennet-Christmas at Pemberly
Wednesday, Nov 21
3:00 PM Stage: Miss Bennet-Christmas at Pemberly
Thursday, Nov 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Stage: Miss Bennet-Christmas at Pemberly
8:00 PM Stage: The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Friday, Nov 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
3:00 PM Stage: Miss Bennet-Christmas at Pemberly
8:00 PM Stage: Miss Bennet-Christmas at Pemberly
Saturday, Nov 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
3:00 PM Stage: Miss Bennet-Christmas at Pemberly
8:00 PM Music: Akae Beka & Spiritual
8:00 PM Stage: The Mystery of Edwin Drood
8:00 PM Stage: Miss Bennet-Christmas at Pemberly
Sunday, Nov 25
2:00 PM Stage: Miss Bennet-Christmas at Pemberly
3:00 PM Stage: Miss Bennet-Christmas at Pemberly
Filipino Folk Dance


Folk dances of the Philippines reflect the various influences that formed the long history of the island nation, and folk dances vary according to the island's various regions. The Philippines consist of more than 7,000 islands that are divided into three main areas: Luzon in the north, Visayas in the middle, and Sulu and Mindanao in the south.

Several tribes live in the northern mountainous region. Each tribe goes by its own name; however, collectively the tribes are called Igorot. Mountainous or Igorot dances preserve world views and philosophies from the pre-Christian era, while showcasing instances of everyday life, such as family life or courtship. Igorot dances also celebrate battle victories and pay homage to ancestors or gods in order to bring good luck and fair weather to the villages. In Sulu and Mindanao, some of the dances were influenced by Islam and Christianity. For example, the Muslim dance Singkil is the local interpretation of the Indian epic, Ramayana, and is probably the most popular form of Filipino dance. Between Luzon and Mindanao lies Visayas, the middle part of today's Philippines. Dances from this region demonstrate Spanish influence and are called Maria Clara dances after the female protagonist in the novel by Jose Rizal. The choreography in Maria Clara dances is an amalgamation of Spanish and other European dances such as the waltz.

While Maria Clara dances were popular among the urban Filipinos, the rural areas had their own dances called Barrio dances. These dances celebrate life with elan and joy. To reflect their happiness and love of life, women and men show off their skills by balancing lamps on their heads or dancing on narrow benches. In the dance called Maglalatik, which is a mock war dance, dancers beat on coconut shells tied to their bodies, creating a furious rhythm while reenacting battle. Women wear either traditional dresses adorned with butterfly sleeves, or long skirts and lace blouses. Men traditionally wear Chamisa de Chino and colored trousers.

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