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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
Seven Steps to Tempura Heaven

Japanese Tempura (Stock Photo)
Japanese Tempura (Stock Photo)
Seven Steps to Tempura Heaven

Ingredients:
  • 12-16 large prawns/shrimp cleaned but with tails left on
  • 1 can of Lotus Root*
  • 1/2 pound of broccoli
  • 8 spring onions
  • 1 green Bell Pepper
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1/2 white mushrooms
  • 1/2 lb zucchini squash
  • 1/2 lb carrots
Tempura Batter Ingredients:
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of all-purpose white flour
  • 1 cup ice-cold water
  • pinch of baking soda
Sauce Ingredients:
  • 3 tablespoons of mirin* or dry sherry
  • 3 tablespoons of Japanese soy sauce
  • 1 cup of Dashi*
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sugar
  • 4 tablespoons of finely grated daikon root*
  • 1 spring onion, sliced thin
  • 2 cups Japanese rice*
* (obtainable in Japanese and many Asian Grocery Stores)

Preparation:
It is essential that you make the Tempura in the order of steps listed below! For best results all ingredients should be cold.
  1. Start by making rice. Japanese rice is short-grained and works best if it is thoroughly rinsed before using. Follow package directions.
  2. Prepare shrimp by removing legs and shell, being careful to retain the tail. Slice down the middle without cutting all the way through. Remove sand vein and rinse. Score diagonally in both directions on the outside to prevent curling.
  3. Cut Broccoli into large florets.
  4. Slice Sweet Potato, Zucchini and Carrots into 1/4 inch slices. The Zucchini and Carrots are best sliced on a long bias.
  5. Cut washed and trimmed Mushrooms in half.
  6. Slice Green Pepper in long strips 3/4" wide, remove seeds and section membranes.
  7. Trim the ends of the Spring Onion (Scallion)
  8. Heat at least 3" of peanut oil in a deep fat fryer or a wok to 350 degrees. Use a frying thermometer to ensure accuracy. Be very careful, as oil burns can be very serious!
Sauce Preparation:
  1. Mix Dashi powder with cold water to make one cup (read package directions). If you are sensitive to MSG, look for Dashi Powder that does not have this ingredient (although "Ajinomoto" aka MSG, is an extremely popular ingredient in Japanese cooking).
  2. Add Mirin, Soy Sauce, Sugar (adjust to taste), grated Daikon and sliced Spring Onion (scallion).
Batter Preparation:
  1. Whisk egg in a mixing bowl
  2. Whisk in remaining batter ingredients to mix thoroughly, do not overdo the whisking, the goal is just to mix the ingredients together. Please note that it is essential to use ice water for the batter and the quicker the next steps are performed the better. The batter should be thin.
  3. Now comes the exciting part! It is important to begin frying the tempura as soon as the batter is mixed. Speed is of the essence. It is best to use long cooking "chop sticks" (Jap. hashi or long-handled tongs to place ingredients in the hot oil and an Asian-style mesh frying spoon to remove them. It is best (but be very very careful doing this) to dip the shrimp in the batter while holding the shrimp by the tail with your tongs or chop sticks. After the shrimp are dipped in the batter, let the excess batter drain off for a couple of seconds and then gently drop them in the deep fryer or wok. Be really careful! You should not put more that 6 pieces into the hot oil at one time to avoid pieces sticking together or having the oil cool too much. After each piece turns lightly golden brown, remove from oil and drain on a wire rack. A wire rack is actually superior to paper towels to drain tempura.
  4. After frying the Shrimp, dip the remaining ingredients in the batter (one at a time and don't overload the wok or fryer with too many pieces at the same time!)
  5. As with the shrimp each piece turns lightly golden brown, remove from oil.
  6. As soon as all the Tempura is cooked, serve immediately! One method to ensure that the Tempura is the very best it can be is to use an electric wok at the dinner table and to serve pieces as soon as they come out of the wok.
  7. Serve with the rice and dipping sauce.
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