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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 Comprň 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

< Saturday, September 28, 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
8:00 AM San Diego International Dragon Boat Race It's our 10th Anniversary. Dragon boating is a growing, global sport with crews of 16-20 paddling in a boat decorated with an ornately carved dragon head at the bow and a tail in the stern. During races, boats consist of a crew, drummer and steersman. Enjoy the opening ceremony of our 501 c3 non-profit's lion dance, music and performances, plus a Vendor Village with food trucks, clothing, jewelry, paddling gear and more. And bid on vacation stays, electronics, gift cards and more at our Silent Auction, with donations going to a local charity.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Tecolote Shores Park
1725 E. Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, CA 92109
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Dates and times:
Saturday, September 28 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 AM
Sunday, September 29 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 AM
10:00 AM North San Diego Latino Book & Family Festival The FREE event promotes literacy in all forms: educational, financial, reading, health, and community awareness. Sponsored by Latino Literacy Now (501)C3, this is the 67th festival and the 3rd held on the beautiful campus of MiraCosta College. Children who attend can enjoy many interactive activities and entertainment selected just for them. The entire family can gather information from over 20 workshops, 140 exhibitors, and the opportunity to meet authors and discuss books about and by Latino.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
MiraCosta College
Oceanside Campus
Oceanside, CA 92056
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Saturday, September 28 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
10:00 AM Oral History Workshop: Jiātíng Gůshě The San Diego Chinese Historical Society and Museum is pleased to host community member Tom Hom at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Extension, where he will share share stories from his time in public service (San Diego City Council District 5 Councilmember,1963-1967; and California State District 79 Assemblymember, 1968-1970), thinking toward how these earlier experiences may have influenced his participation with the Chinese Historical Society of Greater San Diego and Baja California to push for the designation of San Diego's Chinatown as a Historic District, through the third of six oral history interview workshops.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Extension
328 J Street
San Diego, CA 9210
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Saturday, September 28 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
11:00 AM San Diego Cabrillo Festival The Cabrillo Festival is a fun event for the entire family, with educational activities, cultural demonstrations and exciting folkloric performances. Brightly colored clothing and dramatic music and dancing bring to life the traditions of the Native American, Mexican, Portuguese and Spanish cultures that are part of the Age of Exploration. The Cabrillo Festival features food booths with delicious traditional Mexican, Native American, Portuguese and Spanish food. Vendors will showcase their various artistic goods. The highlight of the Cabrillo Festival is the re-enactment of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo's landing on the shores of San Diego Bay in 1542. "Cabrillo," his soldiers and a priest sail into the bay on the San Salvador, and once again claim the land for Spain. A navigator sailing under the flag of Spain, when Cabrillo stepped ashore on Ballast Point, he was the first European to land on the west coast of what is now the United States of America.

Adimission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Naval Base Point Loma
140 Sylvester Road
San Diego, CA 92106
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Saturday, September 28 - 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
2:00 PM Zoppé Italian Family Circus Join us under the big top to experience the captivating Zoppé Family Circus presenting "La Nonna - Power, Beauty, Elegance!"

The Zoppé Family Circus welcomes guests into an intimate 500-seat tent for a one-ring circus that honors the best history of the Old-World Tradition. Starring Nino the clown, the circus features acrobatic feats, equestrian showmanship, canine capers, clowning and plenty of audience participation.

The Zoppé Family Circus emerged from humble beginnings more than 160 years ago to become one of the most legendary circuses in all of Europe and like many good legends - it began with a boy and a girl falling in love. Napoleone Zoppé began his career in Budapest, Hungary where he met a ballerina named Ermenglida and founded a circus in Venice, Italy which still bears their name today.

Alberto Zoppé, Napoleone's great-grandson, inherited the circus, a grand equestrian in his own right. Alberto toured Europe with the circus since his youth and forged a friendship with famed actor/director Orson Welles. Alberto was then offered a job by John Ringling North of Ringling Brothers fame, who was putting together the circus acts for Cecil B. Demille's Oscar-winning film, The Greatest Show on Earth.

Alberto would remain in America and together with his wife Sandra, he has ushered in a new generation to continue the family tradition. His son, Giovanni revived the Zoppé Family Circus six years ago and has since been building its reputation with audiences and critics as an enchanting exhibition of traditional European circus. Giovanni is grateful for his family keeping the tradition alive, especially his father who performed with the circus into his eighties and managed to wow the crowd every time he stepped into the ring.

Admission/Cost: $25-40

Location:
California Center for the Arts
340 N. Escondido Blvd.
Escondido, CA 92025
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Dates and times:
Thursday, September 26 - 7:30 PM
Friday, Sepetember 27 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, September 28 - 2:00 PM & 6:00 PM
Sunday, September 29 - 12:00 PM & 4:00 PM
3:30 PM Film: Island Soldier "Island Soldier" interweaves the personal stories of Micronesian soldiers serving in the U.S. military, following their journey from the most remote islands in the Pacific to the front lines of the war in Afghanistan, and back again.

These non-U.S. citizens are fighting in America's wars - yet they serve, and die, at five times the rate per capita of their American comrades.

Through the odyssey of the Nena family of the tiny island of Kosrae, the film humanizes the repercussions of America's foreign wars, and the changing fabric of a small island nation caught in the tides of international politics, teetering on the brink of economic collapse.

Admission/Cost: $8 - $10

Location:
UltraStar Cinemas at Hazard Center
7510 Hazard Center Dr.
San Diego, CA 92108
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Saturday, September 28 - 3:30 PM
6:00 PM Zoppé Italian Family Circus Join us under the big top to experience the captivating Zoppé Family Circus presenting "La Nonna - Power, Beauty, Elegance!"

The Zoppé Family Circus welcomes guests into an intimate 500-seat tent for a one-ring circus that honors the best history of the Old-World Tradition. Starring Nino the clown, the circus features acrobatic feats, equestrian showmanship, canine capers, clowning and plenty of audience participation.

The Zoppé Family Circus emerged from humble beginnings more than 160 years ago to become one of the most legendary circuses in all of Europe and like many good legends - it began with a boy and a girl falling in love. Napoleone Zoppé began his career in Budapest, Hungary where he met a ballerina named Ermenglida and founded a circus in Venice, Italy which still bears their name today.

Alberto Zoppé, Napoleone's great-grandson, inherited the circus, a grand equestrian in his own right. Alberto toured Europe with the circus since his youth and forged a friendship with famed actor/director Orson Welles. Alberto was then offered a job by John Ringling North of Ringling Brothers fame, who was putting together the circus acts for Cecil B. Demille's Oscar-winning film, The Greatest Show on Earth.

Alberto would remain in America and together with his wife Sandra, he has ushered in a new generation to continue the family tradition. His son, Giovanni revived the Zoppé Family Circus six years ago and has since been building its reputation with audiences and critics as an enchanting exhibition of traditional European circus. Giovanni is grateful for his family keeping the tradition alive, especially his father who performed with the circus into his eighties and managed to wow the crowd every time he stepped into the ring.

Admission/Cost: $25-40

Location:
California Center for the Arts
340 N. Escondido Blvd.
Escondido, CA 92025
MAP

Dates and times:
Thursday, September 26 - 7:30 PM
Friday, Sepetember 27 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, September 28 - 2:00 PM & 6:00 PM
Sunday, September 29 - 12:00 PM & 4:00 PM
7:00 PM Stage: Just Like Us Based on Helen Thorpe's best-selling book, this play follows four Latina girls in Denver—two of whom are documented and two who are not—through young adulthood. Their close-knit friendships begin to unravel when immigration status dictates the girls' opportunities, or lack thereof.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $20

Location:
SDSU's Experimental Theatre
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182
MAP - [CAMPUS MAP]

Dates and times:
From Friday, September 27 to Sunday, October 6
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays - 7:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM Stage: Mama Mia! End your summer enjoying this upbeat musical with music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus of the Swedish pop group ABBA! The story: A young woman wants to invite the father she's never known to her wedding — only to discover that there are three possible choices! With ABBA classics such as Dancing Queen, Take A Chance On Me, Mamma Mia and many more, you'll end your summer singing along with the songs you grew up with!

Admission/Cost= $13 - $23

Location:
Star Theatre
402 North Coast Highway
Oceanside, CA 92054
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, September 20 to Sunday, September 29
Fridays and Saturdays - 7:30 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
8:00 PM Film: Yesterday Yesterday everyone knew the Beatles. Today only Jack remembers their songs. A worldwide blackout erases everyone's memory of the Fab Four except aspiring singer/songwriter Jack. He's about to become a very big star. Danny Boyle's magical mystery tour stars Hamesh Patel and Lily James. 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 (pay with 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 and Saturday. Popcorn, candy and assorted hot and cold drinks are $2 each and a classic cartoon is screened before most films. Heaters and blankets are provided to keep you warm. For more information, call (619) 295-4221, or visit the website:

Admission/Cost: $17 - $20

Location:
Cinema Under the Stars
4040 Goldfinch Street
San Diego, CA 92103
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Dates and times:
Friday, September 27 - 8:00 PM to 10:15 PM
Saturday, September 28 - 8:00 PM to 10:15 PM
Sunday, September 29 - 8:00 PM to 10:15 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet Hamlet is a philosophical study of life and death, laced with some of the most recognized of Shakespeare's soliloquies including, Hamlet's "To be or not to be..." Home for his father's funeral, Hamlet learns that his father's brother, Claudius, has taken over the kingship of Denmark by marrying the queen, his mother.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $18

Location:
Community Actors Theatre
2957 54th Street
San Diego, 92105
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, September 20 until Sunday, October 6
Fridays, Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 3:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: The Jacksonian Jackson, Mississippi, 1964. When his wife kicks him out, respectable dentist Bill Perch moves into the seedy Jacksonian Motel. There, his downward spiral is punctuated by encounters with his teenage daughter, a gold-digging motel employee, a treacherous bartender, and his now-estranged wife. Revolving around the night of a murder, The Jacksonian brims dark humor and unearths tensions in a town poisoned by racism.

Admission/Cost: $12 - $20

Location:
Apolliad Theatre
Mesa College
7250 Mesa College Drive
San Diego, CA 92111
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, September 27 until Sunday, October 6, 2019
Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 7:00 PM
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