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Sunday, Aug 18
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Lucha Libre Expo
2:00 PM House of Hungary Lawn Program
2:00 PM Taki Latin Day Party
2:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
4:00 PM India Independence Day Celebration
4:00 PM Stage: Songs for a New World
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
8:00 PM Music: Julian Marley
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Monday, Aug 19
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Aug 20
All Day Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM Film & Discussion: Oh Lucy!
6:30 PM Open Reading: Much Ado About Nothing
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Wednesday, Aug 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Thursday, Aug 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Indigo Dye & Shibori Workshop
7:30 PM Book Signing: Téa Obreht
8:00 PM Movie: Black Orpheus
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Friday, Aug 23
All Day San Diego International Kids' Film Festival
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM Books Signing: Christy Hale
2:00 PM Book Signing: Huda Al-Marashi
8:00 PM Movie: Finsterworld
8:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
9:00 PM Music: Metalachi
Saturday, Aug 24
All Day San Diego International Kids' Film Festival
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Movie: The Dresser
2:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
4:00 PM Nordic Potluck at the International Cottages
8:00 PM Movie: About Time
8:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Sunday, Aug 25
All Day San Diego International Kids' Film Festival
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
8:00 PM Movie: About Time
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Monday, Aug 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Aug 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Wednesday, Aug 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Pageant Of The Masters And Festival Of The Arts
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Thursday, Aug 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Friday, Aug 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM 49th Annual Barona Powwow
8:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Saturday, Aug 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM 49th Annual Barona Pow Wow
2:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
8:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
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< Friday, June 7, 2019 >


All Day Festa do Espírito Santo The Festa do Espírito Santo is an ethnic religious celebration dating back to the time when the first families settled here in 1884, and was formally organized in 1910.

Today, as it has been since 1922, the Chapel next door to the UPSES Hall is used to house the Crown of the Holy Spirit during the Festa. On Pentecost Sunday devotees of the Holy Spirit visit the Chapel to pray and offer a donation of monies or Portuguese sweet breads (which are sold to raise funds) to assure the continuation of this unique ethnic and religious celebration.

Since 1922, our Portuguese colony here has made a procession (now a full parade) from our UPSES Hall chapel (i.e. "capela") with our annual Queen Saint Isabel personage holding our community's Crown of the Holy Spirit up to St. Agnes Church for a celebratory Mass followed by another procession/parade back down to our Hall afterward. Our chapel was built especially to hold our Holy Spirit Crowns during the Festa do Espírito Santo.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
United Portuguese S.E.S. Hall
2818 Avenida De Portugal
San Diego, CA 92106
MAP

Dates and times:
Friday, June 7 - TBA
Saturday, June 8 - TBA
Sunday, June 9 - TBA

For more information, please visit: www.upses.com
All Day Film: Manos Filmed in Uruguay and Argentina, Manos follows fisherwomen, manicurists, and glove inspectors. The film focuses on women's hands as indexes of gendered labor and the "triple day". Traces of labor live on their hands and in the objects and sounds that surround them. The "triple day" is the stacking and intersecting of three distinct labor types - formal, informal, and reproductive labor. These labor types are re-channeled towards strikes, protests, cooperatives, lateral mutual aide and in the struggle for reproductive rights.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
SME 149
Structural & Materials Engineering Bldg.
U.C. San Diego
La Jolla, CA
MAP - [CAMPUS MAP]

Dates and times:
Tuesday, June 4 - 5:00 PM & 6:30 PM
Friday, June 7 - 11:00 AM, 4:00 PM, 5:30 PM & 7:00 PM
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Stage

The Tale Of Despereaux
Until August 11, 2019

* Note: newest and shorter run productions can be found in our regular calendar listings.

Exhibitions and Art

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
5:00 PM San Diego Greek Festival St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church invites you to join us at our annual Greek Festival. We enjoy sharing our heritage, culture, music, traditions, customs and culinary skills with you, our neighbors and friends in San Diego and Southern California. Your attendance always gives great pleasure to the many members of our community who have worked hard preparing this special 3-day weekend for you.

In over four decades, the St. Spyridon Community has established a reputation of serving the finest homemade Greek Foods and Pastries in all of California. Our community members are recognized as the finest cooks who use unsurpassed recipes and only top-grade Ingredients. Come and partake of these fine foods and pastries and trust that you will enjoy your day participating in all of the many activities provided for your pleasure by your friends here at St. Spyridon's Greek Community.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church
3655 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA
MAP

Dates and times:
Friday, June 7 - 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, June 8 - 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, June 9 - 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
5:30 PM Intermediate Kid's Kitchen: Lebanese Cuisine The Moonlight Room ventures to the Middle East in this exotic & fun culinary course! Your young chef will begin by chopping up tomatoes, cucumbers and other fresh seasonal vegetables for a popular Lebanese salad: Fattoush. We then get things cooking with chicken or tofu kabobs, personally seared and skewered by each kid chef and served alongside a delicious homemade garlic dipping sauce. Class ends with a sweet & sticky Greek treat: Baklava! Let the Moonlight Room kitchen be your tour guide through this internationally inspired course!

*This class may accommodate Vegetarian dietary restrictions. Sorry, Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free options not available.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $30

Location:
Lazy Acres - Moonlight Room
150 Encinitas Blvd
Encinitas 92024
MAP

Friday, June 7 - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
7:30 PM Comedy: Chingo Bling Pedro Herrera III is a rapper, actor, comedian, and entrepreneur born to Mexican emigrants who came to the U.S. to achieve the American Dream for themselves and their children. A native to Houston, Texas, Herrera entered the music industry in the early 2000's as a premier underground rap artist under the Mexican/Chicano self-parodying alter ego 'Chingo Bling,' an over-the-top Mexican cowboy with an outrageous personal style that showed a juxtaposition between hip-hop and the Mexican/Tex-Mex culture.

Admission/Cost: $25

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

Dates and times:
Thursday, June 6 - 8:00 PM
Friday, June 7 - 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM
Saturday, June 8 - 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM
8:00 PM Film: Blancanieves As part of its Art & Empire exhibition, the San Diego Museum of Art presents a screening of the 2012 Spanish film, Blancanieves.

This twist on Snow White is set in 1920s Seville and is a tribute to silent films. In this version, Snow White is a brave bullfighter and her evil stepmother vamps around town with a top hat and cigarette holder.

The film was Spain's official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar for 2012 and the winner of 10 Goya Awards (the Spanish Oscars).

Admission/Cost: $5 - $10

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

Friday, June 7 - 8:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 232-7931
8:00 PM Stage: John Ferguson St. Ervine Ferguson's story of faith and fear in a time of crisis. Set in a rundown farmhouse in County Down in the 1880's, John Ferguson lives by the word of God and believes there is a reason for everything. The Fergusons are on the brink of eviction from their farm when a local man makes a proposal that could be the answer to their prayers. But, as a series of devastating events unfold, the Fergusons find themselves tested to their limits.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $18

Location:
Community Actors Theatre
2957 54th Street
San Diego, CA 92105
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, June 7 until Sunday, June 23, 2019
Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 3:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: A Walk in the Woods Two arms negotiators stroll in the woods above Geneva, Switzerland, in the late summer, away from the glare of the negotiating table. They are a Soviet diplomat, Andrey Botvinnik age 57, and John Honeyman age 45, an American negotiator. Their conversations evolve through debate, exploring uncharted territory.

Admission/Cost: $42

Location:
North Coast Repertory Theatre
987-D Lomas Santa Fe Drive
Solana Beach, CA 92075
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing until Sunday, June 23 - 2019
Wednesdays - 7:00 PM
Thursdays - 8:00 PM
Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
8:00 PM Film: Notorious Alfred Hitchcock's audacious exploration of sexual power and insecurity. A beautiful woman with a tainted past (Ingrid Bergman) is enlisted by an American agent (Cary Grant) for a mysterious mission in South America. Cinema Under the Stars is an intimate outdoor movie theater, located directly behind Tops Salon in Mission Hills. Admission is $17 for members, $18 at the box office, or $20 online (cash or check only). Online reservations begin on Wednesday at 9:00 AM The box office opens at 6:00:00 PM on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Popcorn, candy and assorted hot and cold drinks sell for $2 each and a classic cartoon is screened before most films. Heaters and blankets are provided to keep you warm.

Admission/Cost: $17 - $20

Location:
Cinema Under the Stars
4040 Goldfinch Street
San Diego, CA 92103MAP

Dates and times:
Thursday, June 6 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Friday, June 7 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
9:30 PM Comedy: Chingo Bling Pedro Herrera III is a rapper, actor, comedian, and entrepreneur born to Mexican emigrants who came to the U.S. to achieve the American Dream for themselves and their children. A native to Houston, Texas, Herrera entered the music industry in the early 2000's as a premier underground rap artist under the Mexican/Chicano self-parodying alter ego 'Chingo Bling,' an over-the-top Mexican cowboy with an outrageous personal style that showed a juxtaposition between hip-hop and the Mexican/Tex-Mex culture.

Admission/Cost: $25

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

Dates and times:
Thursday, June 6 - 8:00 PM
Friday, June 7 - 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM
Saturday, June 8 - 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM
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