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Friday, Oct 18
All Day Stage: Las Quinceañeras
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM A Conversation With Artist José-María Cano
10:30 AM Worshop: The Mexico-California and Mexico-Texas Relationships
12:00 PM San Diego International Film Festival
3:30 PM Stage: ¡Vuela!
6:00 PM San Diego Ballet: A Midsummer Night's Dream
6:00 PM Noche De Muertos Market
6:30 PM Documentary Film: Recuperando el Paraiso
7:00 PM Lecture and Book Signing: Luis González Palma
7:00 PM Stage: The Sound of Music
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: Dogman + Short: Cyclamen
7:30 PM Indian Music: Sammilan / A Jugalbandhi
7:30 PM Stage: Foxfire
7:30 PM Stage: Calafia At Liberty
8:00 PM German Film: Gundermann
Saturday, Oct 19
All Day Stage: Las Quinceañeras
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:30 AM Global Empowerment Summit
10:00 AM Arch in the Park
11:00 AM San Diego International Film Festival
11:00 AM Mexican Folk Art Cross Making Class
12:00 PM Dia de los Muertos At La Vista Memorial
12:00 PM Filipino-American History Celebration
12:00 PM Bahia Fest
12:30 PM Stage: ¡Vuela!
2:00 PM Lawn Program: House of Austria
2:00 PM North Coast Symphony: Russian Romance
2:00 PM Stage: The Sound of Music
4:00 PM Bridge of Love Fundraiser
4:00 PM 12th Annual Festival Of Lights
5:00 PM Armenian Culture Night
6:00 PM The Bulls of St. Agata Charge Little Italy
6:00 PM San Diego Ballet: A Midsummer Night's Dream
7:00 PM Opera: Aida
7:00 PM Refugee Songs: A Musical Journey
7:00 PM Stage: The Sound of Music
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: Italy Exported (Shorts)
7:30 PM Stage: Foxfire
7:30 PM Stage: Calafia At Liberty
Sunday, Oct 20
All Day Stage: Las Quinceañeras
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM San Diego International Film Festival
10:00 AM Sukkot Harvest Festival
10:30 AM German Film: Rocca Changes The World (Rocca Verändert Die Welt)
12:30 PM Stage: ¡Vuela!
2:00 PM Lawn Program: House of Czech & Slovak Republics
2:00 PM Stage: Foxfire
6:00 PM Music & Dance: Danyavaad & The Shimmy Sisters Reunion
6:00 PM Music: Ali Azimi
6:00 PM San Diego Ballet: A Midsummer Night's Dream
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: Benedetta Follia + Short: Scent of the Stars
7:30 PM Stage: Calafia At Liberty
Monday, Oct 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: Napoli Velata + Short: The Same Name
Tuesday, Oct 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM Film & Discussion: Puzzle
6:00 PM Coco: Sugar Skull Paint Night
7:00 PM Opera: Aida
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: Come un Gatto in Tangenzial + Short: The Loony Boxer
7:30 PM Book Signing: Kate Quinn
Wednesday, Oct 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:00 PM Wine Tasting: Northern Italy
6:00 PM French Film: Moka
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: Euforia + Short: Postcard
Thursday, Oct 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:00 PM Talk: Racism in German and American Cinema of the Twenties
6:00 PM UNA Discussion: Our Planet, Our Future
7:00 PM Book Signing: Rut Sepetys
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: A Casa Tutti Bene + Short: The Place of Happiness
8:00 PM Comedy: Dante Chang
Friday, Oct 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM Talk with Potter Shumpei Yamaki
2:00 PM Book Signing: J. Elke Ertle
6:00 PM Film & Discussion About Race, Mental Health & Community
7:00 PM Music: Clave Dura
7:00 PM Opera: Aida
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: Selfie + Shorts: Shine, Beauty
7:30 PM Stage: Amazing Adventures Of The Marvelous Monkey King
7:30 PM Stage: Foxfire
8:00 PM Comedy: Dante Chang
Saturday, Oct 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Balboa Park Halloween Family Day
11:00 AM City Heights El Dia de los Muertos
12:00 PM Encinitas Dia de los Muertos Celebration
2:00 PM Black Life: A Conversation
2:00 PM Stage: Sense & Sensibility
2:00 PM Stage: Amazing Adventures Of The Marvelous Monkey King
2:00 PM San Diego Symphony Plays Music from Coco
5:30 PM SDIFF Gala & Italy Exported Awards
7:30 PM Comedy: Dante Chang
7:30 PM Stage: Foxfire
7:30 PM Stage: Amazing Adventures Of The Marvelous Monkey King
8:00 PM Stage: Sense and Sensibility
9:30 PM Comedy: Dante Chang
Sunday, Oct 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM Kimchi Workshop
2:00 PM Opera: Aida
2:00 PM Stage: Sense & Sensibility
2:00 PM Stage: Foxfire
7:00 PM Keali'i Reichel
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: L’uomo Che Comprò la Luna
7:30 PM Stage: Amazing Adventures Of The Marvelous Monkey King
Monday, Oct 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM Population Aging and Korea’s Economy
Tuesday, Oct 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM In Celebration of Toni Morrison: Reflecting on a Legend
6:00 PM Coco: Sugar Skull Paint Night
Wednesday, Oct 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Thursday, Oct 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Calendar

< Saturday, August 3, 2019 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Spotlight

One Book - One San Diego Events

Stage

Intimate Apparel
Until October 20, 2019

Noura
Until October 20, 2019

Man of La Mancha
Until October 27, 2019

Bad Hombres/Good Wives
Until October 27, 2019

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

Exhibitions and Art

Hanjialin Bao - Between Black and White
Until January 26 2020

39th Annual International Art Exhibition
Until October 31, 2019

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
10:00 AM Bazaar del Mundo Latin American Festival Latin American folk artists from Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, El Salvador and Ecuador and more will gather at Old Town's iconic Bazaar del Mundo during the annual Latin American Festival and Mata Ortiz Pottery Market, Friday-Sunday, August 2-4. The event is one of the nation's most extensive collections of genuine Latin American folk art, traditional embroidered clothing, handwoven textiles, unique collectibles, dazzling jewelry, handmade ceramic and clay pottery.

Throughout the weekend, guests will enjoy a lively marketplace filled with colorful and elaborately decorated booths and a showcase of authentic handcrafted art, jewelry, vibrant Mexican clothing and more. Mata Ortiz pottery, based on a centuries-old art form renowned for its detailed process and hand-painted geometric and ancestral symbols, will highlight the event with skilled potters showcasing their wares.

Live demonstrations by artists will showcase traditional skills, such as woodcarving, painting and weaving. Guests will also be entertained by performances from a large group of Mexican Chinelos dancers and Latin American folk music band.

Delicious traditional Mexican Street Tacos and other authentic food will be on sale from neighboring Casa Guadalajara restaurant.

This year's visiting artists include a returning favorite, Jacobo Angeles, known for his Oaxacan wood carvings. His traditional alebrijes (Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures) were featured in Disney's much-celebrated animated film, Coco, for which Jacobo was one of the movie's consultants. His wife, Maria Angeles, also participates in the completion of his magnificent creations with her exquisite and meticulous painting of these one-of-a-kind creatures.

Additional artists include:

· Prudencio Guzman: A new addition to the festival this year, Guzman's work includes colorful, imaginative clay sculptured figures from Mexico.
· Pedro and Diego Montaño: Oaxacan weavers from Teotitlan del Valle showcasing marvelous wool rugs and runners in both traditional and contemporary Mexican designs, and performing demonstrations on handmade looms.
· Jorge Quintana: A principal Mata Ortiz artist whose work has been displayed in museums all over the world and included in many of the major books on Mexican folk art.
· Saul Yuritica: A Peruvian artist specializing in traditional reverse-painted mirrors and wall hangings.

Inside the Bazaar del Mundo Shops, located at 4133 Taylor Street in Old Town, shelves will be brimming with gifts and goods imported from Mexico and Latin America, as well as a myriad of books on travel, culture, architecture, arts, crafts and food.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Bazaar del Mundo
Old Town Historical Park
4133 Taylor Street
San Diego, CA 92110
MAP

Dates and times:
Friday, August 2 - 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, August 3 - 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, August 4 - 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
10:30 AM Latino Family Expo The UnidosUS National Latino Family Expo is two days of entertainment, giveaways, and services—and this summer it's in San Diego. Take a break in "America's Finest City" with family-friendly fun and all free at the San Diego Convention Center.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
San Diego Convention Center
111 W Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, August 3 - 10:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Sunday, August 4 - 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
12:00 PM Japanese Friendship Garden Bon Odori Festival The Buddhist Temple of San Diego and the Japanese Friendship Garden invite you to the 2019 Bon Odori "Gathering of Joy" festival in Balboa Park!

The Bon Odori Festival is a Japanese tradition to celebrate one's ancestors similar to Día de los Muertos.

This 2 day festival will be filled with food, crafts, entertainment and of course, dancing!

On August 2, you'll be able to make your own toro nagashi to either take home or set afloat at Japanese Friendship Garden. Lanterns will be sold at the Inamori Pavilion on a first come, first serve basis. Lantern making kits will only be available until 5:00:00 PM Lantern floating is scheduled for 3:00:00 PM and 7:00:00 PM at the lower garden.

On August 3, the festival extends out to the Organ Pavilion at 4:00 PM* where everyone will be invited to participate in the Bon Odori dance. Guests will be able to commemorate lanterns for those that have passed, participate in the Bon dance led by the Buddhist Temple of San Diego, as well as enjoy various merchant booths, cultural performances, a beer & sake garden, and activities for the whole family.

From 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM your paid admission into the Japanese Friendship Garden gives you access to the upper and lower garden.

At 4:00 PM the JFG lower garden will close and admission to the upper garden will be free to the public. During this time the Spreckels Organ Pavilion will begin activities which will include live entertainment, community group booths, and craft vendors.

Admission/Cost: Free - $12

Location:
Japanese Friendship Garden San Diego
2215 Pan American Rd. E
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA
MAP - [Park Map]

Dates and times:
Friday, August 2 - 12:00 PM
Saturday, August 3 - 12:00 PM

For more information please visit: www.niwa.org or call 619-232-2721
1:30 PM Carlsbad Music Festival The 16th annual Carlsbad Music Festival is a 3-day summer celebration of adventurous music by the beach on Friday-Sunday, Aug. 2-4, 2019, in the charming seaside Village of Carlsbad.The Festival, called "one of the area's most innovative music showcases" by KPBS, features dozens of performances of creative music of all kinds curated by CMF Founder and Artistic Director, composer/violinist Matt McBane. The weekend includes free indoor and outdoor concerts at various venues, beer garden, food trucks, artisan market, and pop-up art gallery. VIP packages are sold for special musician meet-and-greet opportunities, hosted snacks and drinks in the VIP Lounge, reserved seating at indoor stages, and the best views of the outdoor stage and beach. The Festival programming is an eclectic mix of creative and adventurous music ranging from contemporary classical, indie rock, world, electronic, and jazz music, to musicians who work across genres and fall between the cracks. Carlsbad Music Festival is a nationally-acclaimed nonprofit organization presenting beloved community events that draw thousands from near and far for its unique programming and beautiful setting.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
St. Michael's by-the-Sea
2775 Carlsbad Blvd
Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Dates and times:
Friday, August 2 - 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, August 3 - 1:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Sunday, August 4 - 1:30 PM to 8:00 PM

For more information please visit: www.carlsbadmusicfestival.org
2:00 PM Stage: The Hunchback of Notre Dame What makes a monster and what makes a man? Based on the 1996 Disney film adaptation of Victor Hugo's 1831 novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame tells the story of Quasimodo, the hunchbacked bell-ringer of Notre Dame, and his desire to one day be a part of the outside world.

Admission/Cost: $14 - $16

Location:
Casa del Prado Theatre
1800 El Prado
San Diego, 92101
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Dates and times:
Friday, August 2 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, August 3 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, August 4 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, August 9 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, August 10 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, August 11 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
2:00 PM Stage: Mama Mia! ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

Join Center Stage Productions (CSP), an award winning youth theatre group based in Escondido, for a Greek island adventure as they tell Sophie and Donna's story through toe-tapping music and high-spirited dance.

Admission/Cost: $20

Location:
California Center for the Arts
340 North Escondido Boulevard
Escondido, CA 92025
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Dates and times:
Friday, August 2 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 3 - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, August 4 - 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 8 - 7:30 PM
Friday, August 9 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 10 - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
5:30 PM Stage: The Comedy of Errors The North Coast Rep Theater School presents Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors tells the story of two sets of identical twins that were accidentally separated at birth. Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, arrive in Ephesus, which turns out to be the home of their long lost twins, who go by the same names: Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant, Dromio of Ephesus. When the Syracusans encounter the friends and families of their twins, a series of wild mishaps based on mistaken identities lead to wrongful beatings, a near-seduction, the arrest of Antipholus of Ephesus, and false accusations of infidelity, theft, madness, and demonic possession.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Locations:
Grauer School
1500 S. El Camino Real
Encinitas CA 92024
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Birdwing Amphitheater Open Air Classroom -
3201 Via de la Valle
Del Mar CA 92014
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La Colonia Park
715 Valley Ave.
Solana Beach CA 92075
MAP

Dates and times:
Grauer School
Thursday, July 18 - 5:30 PM
Friday, July 19 - 5:30 PM
Saturday, July 20 - 5:30 PM

Birdwing Amphitheater
Thursday, July 25 - 5:30 PM
Friday, July 26 - 5:30 PM
Saturda, July 27 - 5:30 PM

La Colonia Park
Thursday, August 1 - 5:30 PM
Friday, August 2 - 5:30 PM
Saturday, August 3 - 5:30 PM

For more information, pleaase visit: www.northcoastreptheatreschool.org
7:00 PM Stage: Mama Mia! ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

Join Center Stage Productions (CSP), an award winning youth theatre group based in Escondido, for a Greek island adventure as they tell Sophie and Donna's story through toe-tapping music and high-spirited dance.

Admission/Cost: $20

Location:
California Center for the Arts
340 North Escondido Boulevard
Escondido, CA 92025
MAP

Dates and times:
Friday, August 2 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 3 - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, August 4 - 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 8 - 7:30 PM
Friday, August 9 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 10 - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
7:00 PM Iranian Film: Nabat Please join us the Iranian American Center for a screening of Nabat followed by talk and discussion. We have the honor to be the host of Mr. Shahab Hosseini in this special event.

Taeed, a 44-year-old architect is leading a happy life with his 12-year-old daughter, Nabat in Tehran. Nabat has been raised by her father since she was one. Being a single parent, Saeed has formed a special bond with his daughter. However; when a woman unexpectedly enters their lives, all three characters are confronted with their greatest fears and secrets.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $25

Location:
Building Q Auditorium
6455 Lusk Blvd
San Diego, CA 92121
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, August 3 - 7:00 PM
Sunday, August 4 - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM Stage: 13 The Musical Following a move from New York City to small-town Indiana, young Evan Goldman grapples with his parents' divorce, prepares for his impending Bar Mitzvah, and navigates the complicated social circles of a new school.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $25

Location:
Diversionary Theatre
4545 Park Boulevard
San Diego, 92116
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Ongoing until Sunday, August 4, 2019
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays - 7:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM Music: C.J. Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band C.J. Chenier grew up steeped in the indigenous Louisiana Creole culture and zydeco music. His father, Clifton Chenier, was a pioneering accordionist known as "The King of Zydeco" and was the first Creole musician to win a GRAMMY. C.J. started touring with his father's legendary Red Hot Louisiana Band when he was just 21. On the road, his father showed him how to make a career out of fronting a world-class touring band.

When Clifton died in 1987, his son said it only felt natural to carry on his father's legacy. As he told a journalist at the time, he does not try to imitate his father's playing, "I play it the way I play it. All my father really told me was to do the best I could do with my own style." Over the course of his long and successful career, C.J. has established himself as a master zydeco and blues accordionist in his own right, performing with Paul Simon, Joe Sample, Ray Parker Jr., and more.

This event is presented in conjunction with the Accordions: Expanding Voices in the USA special exhibition and is funded in part by the City of Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $30

Location
Museum of Making Music
5790 Armada Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Dates and times:
Friday, August 2 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, August 3 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
8:00 PM Film: West Side Story Finger-snapping, toe-tapping landmark musical. Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer are star-crossed lovers on opposite sides of a New York turf war. Rita Moreno and George Chakiris co-star. Music by Leonard Bernstein. Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.

Cinema Under the Stars is an intimate outdoor movie theater, located directly behind Tops Salon in Mission Hills.

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 St.
San Diego, CA
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Dates and times:
Saturday, August 3 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, August 4 - 8:00 PM
8:00 PM Italian Film: There Is No Place Like Home (A Casa Tutti Bene) A big family that like any other one includes relatives that see each other often and others that rarely meet, reunite to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of grandma Alba and grandpa Pietro at their island Villa. The weather strands all on the island and the idyll between them seems to be over.

Admission/Cost: $8

Location:
Amici Park
State Street & Date Street
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Saturday, August 3 - 8:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Songs for a New World This collection of songs examines life, love, and the choices that we make. The audience is transported from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to a ledge, 57 stories above Fifth Avenue, to meet a startling array of characters. A young man has determined that basketball is his ticket out of the ghetto and a woman dreams of marrying rich, which nabs her the man of her dreams.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $25

Location:
Patio Playhouse Theatre
116 S. Kalmia Street
Escondido, 92025
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, August 2 to Sunday, August 18
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 4:00 PM
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