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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
Friday, Nov 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Music: La Santa Cecilia
8:00 PM Stage: Sense and Sensibility
Saturday, Nov 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Sense and Sensibility
Sunday, Nov 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Sense & Sensibility
Monday, Nov 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Calendar

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
11:00 AM Herencia Mexicana Festival The Annual Herencia Mexicana festival is coming up! Join us for a day of celebration, music, dancing, food and fun! Grape Day park in Escondido, California.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Grape Day Park
321 North Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025
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Sunday, September 15 - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
12:00 PM Sephardic Festival This two-day festival begins with an evening of community and film, featuring a documentary that showcases the stories of San Diego's very own Sephardim and a feature film about the ever-lasting connection of three Sephardic mothers and sisters. On Sunday, the shuk will liven the day with food, Sephardic games for kids, booths with items for purchase and educational materials. Finally, the festival concludes with a performance by the Alhambra Sephardic Music Ensemble, an internationally-recognized group.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $40

Location:
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Drive
San Diego, CA 92037
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Dates and times:
Saturday, September 14 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Sunday, September 15 - 12:00 PM (noon)
12:00 PM Fiesta de Independencia A weekend of art, dance, history, live music, food and libations celebrating Mexico Independence Day, which is September 16. Featured Artists: Ricardo Islas, Hector Villegas, Cesar Casteneda. Saturday Entertainment: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Las Sucias Ballet Folklorico, Mariachi, El Ritmo Global, Chief Sweat & Peptoe, Ivy Satana, Number Juan (Cumbia Cartel), Dancing Horses. Sunday Entertainment: 12:00 PM - 6:30 PM Ballet Folklorico, Mariachi, Air Nandez, Turbo Sonidero, Cumbia Machin, OG Ganas, and Viento Callejero.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $50

Location:
Thorn Brewing Co.
1745 National Avenue
San Diego, CA 92113
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Dates and times:
Saturday, September 14 - 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, September 15 - 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
2:00 PM Stage: The Virgin Trial In this thriller, the young Elizabeth navigates a labyrinth of political and sexual intrigue in the Tudor court that threatens her freedom- and even her life. After the death of both her parents, 15-year-old Elizabeth I must defend herself against cutting accusations of plotting to kill her brother, the king, and having an illicit affair with her stepfather.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $55

Location:
Cygnet Theatre
4040 Twiggs Street
San Diego, CA 92110
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Dates and times:
Ongoing September 11 to October 6, 2019
Wednesdays and Thursdays - 7:30 PM
Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
4:00 PM Music: Haydn Voyages The Maritime Museum of San Diego and The Hausmann Quartet embark on their fourth season of "Haydn Voyages: Music at the Maritime," a unique mix of music and education for those looking for a new cultural and creative experience. The Hausmann Quartet's intimate performances transport audiences on unique musical voyages, flowing from classical to contemporary works in an idyllic setting, aboard the 1898 steam ferryboat Berkeley in downtown San Diego. Enjoy performances on the city's only floating concert hall and immerse yourself in sounds of a string quartet and the San Diego Bay.

Each unique performance explores the evolution of the string quartet through both the lens of classical composer Joseph Haydn and themes varying from differing world views, humor, to the human condition. Refreshments are available on Berkeley's upper deck bar starting at 3:30 PM. Performances include informative and entertaining commentary from musicologist Derek Katz.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $50

Location:
San Diego Maritime Museum
1492 N. Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
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Sunday, September 15 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
5:00 PM Talk on Leonardo da Vinci In recognition of 2019 as 500 years since the death of Leonardo da Vinci, professor Kevin Petti will deliver a talk entitled Leonardo: Connecting Art and Anatomy. Known for iconic works such as The Last Supper and Mona Lisa, closely examining Leonardo's anatomical sketches in his private papers reveals a new dimension to his genius. Leonardo employed dissection techniques generations ahead of university anatomists, and discovered human structure and function unknown to physicians for centuries. This talk also explores how human dissection influenced the works of other Renaissance Masters such as Michelangelo and Raphael.

Admission/Cost: $15

Locaton:
House of Italy
2191 Pan American Rd W
Balboa Park
MAP - [Park Map]

Sunday, September 15 - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
6:30 PM Diabolo Dance Theatre Diabolo Dance Theatre from Taiwan will be performing "Ocean Celebration." The performance showcases one of Taiwan's traditional arts reimagined for a dynamic new world, bringing the energy and vitality of contemporary Taiwan to a global audience. Inspired by the beautiful island of Taiwan and its rich cultural heritage, Diabolo Dance Theatre's "Ocean Celebration" displays a new face of a traditional skill, combining innovative diabolo skills with music, dance, gymnastics, and other forms of performing arts.

Admission/Cost: $32 - $40

Location:
Poway Center for the Performing Arts
15498 Espola Road
Poway, CA 92064
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Sunday, September 15 - 6:30 PM
7:00 PM Stage: Kiss My Aztec When the Spanish set their sights on Mesoamerica and its riches, they will destroy anyone and anything that keeps them from conquering and claiming it all for themselves. But the Aztecs are like, "Hell, no!" This fresh, irreverent and outrageous satire could only spring forth from the insanely hilarious mind of John Leguizamo, last seen at the Playhouse in his acclaimed one-man show Latin History for Morons. Featuring a fusion of bolero, hip hop, merengue and rap, Kiss My Aztec! celebrates, elevates and commemorates Latinx culture in an uproarious new musical. Please note John Leguizamo will be behind-the-scenes this time — other fantastic actors will be performing!

Admission/Cost: $25 - $80

Location:
La Jolla Playhouse
U.C.S.D.
2910 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92037
MAP - [CAMPUS MAP]

Dates and times:
Ongoing from September 3 to October 13, 2019
Tuesdays and Wednesdays - 7:30 PM
Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays - 8:30 PM
Sundays - 7:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday Matinees - 2:00 PM
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