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Saturday, Nov 17
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day 2018 San Diego Asian Film Festival
11:00 AM DunDun Dance Class
12:00 PM Worldbeat Cultural Market
1:00 PM Museum School Balinese Performance
2:30 PM Miso Making Workshop
3:00 PM Stage: Miss Bennet-Christmas at Pemberly
4:00 PM Stage: Persuasion
6:00 PM 70th Annual Tartan Ceilidh
8:00 PM Music: Sambada Live
8:00 PM Stage: The Mystery of Edwin Drood
8:00 PM Stage: Persuasion
8:00 PM Stage: Miss Bennet-Christmas at Pemberly
Sunday, Nov 18
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:30 AM Film: Mission Sputnik
11:00 AM Brazilian Drum and Dance Workshops with Sambada
2:00 PM Stage: Miss Bennet-Christmas at Pemberly
2:00 PM Talk: The History of Yiddish Theater
2:00 PM Book Signing: Broad Awakening
2:00 PM Stage: The Mystery of Edwin Drood
2:00 PM Stage: Persuasion
4:30 PM Music: Rhapsody in Bluegrass
6:00 PM Classical Music From Bohemia, Dvořák, Smetana, Drdla
8:00 PM Stage: Persuasion
Monday, Nov 19
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:45 AM Meet the Author Luncheon: Natasha Solomons
2:00 PM Film: Mississippi Burning
6:00 PM World Music Series
6:30 PM Discussion: Harlem Renaissance
7:30 PM Play Reading: Bloomsday
7:30 PM Book Signing: House of Gold
8:00 PM Music: Daniel Khan & The Painted Bird
Tuesday, Nov 20
All Day Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
All Day Free Admission to Mingei International Museum
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 PM Book Discussion: A Gentleman in Moscow
Wednesday, Nov 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:30 PM Music: Flabba Holt, Cultural Roots & Winston Hussey
Thursday, Nov 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Stage: Miss Bennet-Christmas at Pemberly
8:00 PM Stage: The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Friday, Nov 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Film: Crazy Rich Asians
8:00 PM Stage: The Mystery of Edwin Drood
8:00 PM Stage: Miss Bennet-Christmas at Pemberly
Saturday, Nov 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
3:00 PM Stage: Miss Bennet-Christmas at Pemberly
8:00 PM Music: Akae Beka & Spiritual
8:00 PM Film: Crazy Rich Asians
8:00 PM Stage: The Mystery of Edwin Drood
8:00 PM Stage: Miss Bennet-Christmas at Pemberly
Sunday, Nov 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM House of Lebanon Lawn Program
2:00 PM Stage: The Mystery of Edwin Drood
2:00 PM Stage: Miss Bennet-Christmas at Pemberly
Monday, Nov 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
3:00 PM Talk: Anthropology and Theology
6:00 PM World Music Series
6:30 PM Discussion: The Chicano Blowout of 1968
Tuesday, Nov 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Lecture: Guerra! The People and Places of the Mexican-American War in San Diego
4:00 PM Film: Nowhere to Call Home
Wednesday, Nov 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:00 PM Panel Discussion: Health Issues in Sub Saharan Africa
Thursday, Nov 29
6:00 PM Ramen Festival
7:30 PM Stage: Miss Bennet-Christmas at Pemberly
8:00 PM Music: Orkesta Mendoza
8:00 PM Stage: The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Friday, Nov 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Calendar

< Saturday, November 3, 2018 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Spotlight

One Book - One San Diego events

Stage

Holmes and Watson
Until November 17, 2018

Mama Mia!
Until February 24, 2019

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

Exhibitions and Art

World in Porcelain Exhibit
Until January 19, 2019

Arts Of South And Southeast Asia
Ongoing until January 31, 2019

Walking Tour of Asian Pacific Historic District
Ongoing, every 2nd Saturday of each month

Arts of Iran
Until January 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

Free Admission to Mingei International Museum
Ongoing, 3rd Tuesday of each month

Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
Ongoing, 3rd Tuesday of each month

Kids

Classes:Children's West African Drumming
Ongoing Tuesdays

Kids Meet Mandarin
Ongoing Fridays

Chinese Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Spanish Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Bilingual Storytime
Ongoing Fridays

Classes and Workshops

Argentine Tango Series
Ongoing Wednesdays until October 3

French Bench
Until Saturday, December 15

Capoeira Angola de Sao Bento Grande
Ongoing Saturday

West African Dance Class
Ongoing Sunday

Mahjong Lessons
Ongoing Thursdays

Ki Energy Healing Clinic
Ongoing Wednesdays

Emei Qigong Practice
Ongoing Saturdays

Middle-Eastern Drum & Belly Dance Class
Ongoing until December 17

Kokedama Workshop
Ongoing every 1st and 3rd Tuesday

Irish Gaelic Conversation Circle
Ongoing Tuesdays

Tai Chi Workshop
Ongoing Saturdays

African Dance Class
Ongoing Sundays

Salsa Class
Ongoing Tuesdays
10:00 AM Multicultural Festival in El Cajon The Welcome Newcomer Network of El Cajon will be celebrating our diverse communities in El Cajon by hosting this event with free food, music, raffles and resource tables.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
EJE Academies
851 S. Johnson Ave
El Cajon, CA 92020
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Saturday, November 3 - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.facebook.com
11:00 AM Escondido Tamale Festival Come enjoy tamales, food and craft vendors, beer and wine garden, live entertainment with Mariachis, Folklorico and Aztec dancers, best tamale contest, Chihuahua costume contest, kids fun zone and more. Plus California Center for the Arts, free Summer Concert Series finale 4-7 PM adjacent to the Escondido Tamale Festival featuring Las Cafeteras and Dueto Dos Rosas. Free family event with VIP Ticket option.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $40

Location:
Grape Day Park
321 North Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025
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Saturday, November 3 - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.facebook.com
11:00 AM Kimchi Making Workshop Learn how to make killer kimchi! Kimchi is an ancient Korean pickle (usually spicy) and there are hundreds of ways to make it! We will explore some of them. Join Austin Durant, founder and Chief Fermentation Officer of Fermenters Club as he takes you into the wild and wide world of fermentation!

Admission/Cost: $50

Location:
The Homebrewer
2911 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92104
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Saturday, November 3 - 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 450-6165 or visit: www.facebook.com
11:00 AM Old Town San Diego's Dia de los Muertos Old Town San Diego's Día de los Muertos is a celebration of the history, culture and heritage of the region that honors one of its most important holidays.

Día de los Muertos is considered to be one of the most important holidays of the year by many in Mexico and other Latin American countries. The unity between life and death is celebrated when families come together and offer hospitality to the spirits of their loved ones.

This event is designed to celebrate the history, culture and heritage of the San Diego region and to pay homage to this very important and festive tradition. Old Town's diverse and historic legacy makes it the best site in San Diego to hold this celebration.

Old Town itself takes the place of the mercado, a traditional marketplace, providing goods, entertainment and regional foods. There will be entertainment and activities for participants of all ages to enjoy. Activities will include face painting, public memorials, children's arts and crafts, piñatas, Aztec and folkórico dancing, life-sized catrina and skeleton displays, giant skeleton puppets, live music and a catrina y catrín costume contest.

Tour of Altars:

It is at this time that the spirits of loved ones who have died return to earth to celebrate with friends and family during this happy, festive, very artistic and visually stimulating time, which is not in any way to be confused with Halloween.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
2613 San Diego Ave
San Diego, CA 92110
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Dates and times:
November 1 to November 4 - 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
12:00 PM Dia De Los Muertos Signature Event Dia de los Muertos is a very special time of year where we remember loved ones who are no longer with us.

Join the Imperial Beach Library for sugar skull crafts, music and refreshments!

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Imperial Beach Library
810 Imperial Beach Blvd.
Imperial Beach, CA 91932
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Saturday, November 3 - 12:00 PM (Noon)
2:00 PM Book Signing: Isabel Cruz - The Latin Table Isabel Cruz's new cookbook is full of simple, easy-to-make recipes that are also health-conscious and flavorful. For more than two decades, customers have lined up outside the doors of chef Cruz's three popular restaurants. Join us as we discuss Cruz's influences and snack on some of her special dishes.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Schulman Auditorium
Carlsbad City Library
1775 Dove Lane
Carlsbad, CA 92009
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Saturday, November 3 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
4:00 PM Music: Las Cafeteras & Dueto Dos Rosas Las Cafeteras have taken the music scene by storm with their infectious live performances, and have crossed genre and musical borders. They create a vibrant musical fusion with a unique East-LA sound and positive message. Their Afro-Mexican beats, rhythms and rhymes deliver inspiring lyrics that document stories of a community seeking love and justice in the concrete jungle of Los Angeles.

Dueto Dos Rosas is two sisters, Emily and Sheyla Rosas, who fell in love with campirana music and want to bring it back to popularity. They sing every song with heart, and are proud of their roots and indigenous heritage.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
California Center for the Arts
340 N. Escondido Blvd
Escondido, CA 92025
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Saturday, November 3 - 4:00 PM

For more information, please call: (800) 988-4253 or visit: www.artcenter.org
5:00 PM Noche de Gala Benefit An evening in benefit of the abandoned kids of Baja. Champagne greeted reception, wine and mezcal tastings, live music, light appetizers, 3-course plated dinner and a chance to meet the students of Corazon de Vida's educational program. All proceeds benefit Corazon de Vida, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Age limit: 18+

Admission/Cost: $125

Location:
Coronado Island Marriott Resort
2000 Second Street
Coronado, CA 92118
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Saturday, November 3 - 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
6:00 PM Book Signing: African Twilight Celebrate the release of African Twilight: The Vanishing Cultures and Ceremonies of the African Continent, by photographers Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher. During their four decades of African fieldwork, Beckwith and Fisher have recorded the sacred ceremonies and boundless creativity of the African Continent. Now, nearly two decades after their landmark book, African Ceremonies, their final book, African Twilight, completes the journey, capturing disappearing rituals and ceremonies from some of the most inaccessible corners of the African continent. African Twilight completes their odyssey recording the vanishing rituals of Africa with an impressive 864 pages with 750 color photographs in a two volume slip-cased set.

Admission/Cost: $150

Location:
Africa and Beyond
1250 Prospect Street
San Diego, CA 92037
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Saturday, November 3 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 454-9983 or visit: www.africaandbeyond.com
7:00 PM Music: Marco Antonio Solis Marco Antonio Solís Sosa is a Mexican musician, singer, composer, actor, and record producer. Born and raised in Ario de Rosales, Michoacán, Mexico, Solís began his musical career at the age of six.

Admission/Cost: $40 - $390+

Location:
Valley View Casino Center
3500 Sports Arena Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92110
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Saturday, November 3 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 224-4171 or visit: www.valleyviewcasinocenter.com
7:00 PM Koto Music With Kozue Matsumoto Join the Center for World Music for an evening of koto (Japanese zither) music with Kozue Matsumoto. After opening with an introduction to the instrument, its culture and history, the artist will guide the audience through a performance of traditional and contemporary koto music.

About Kozue Matsumoto:

Born and raised in the Tohoku area in Japan and having lived in Tokyo as well, Kozue is now based in the Los Angeles area. She has played the koto since she was three years old, having studied under Ikuta-ryu Miyagi-kai, and she holds a semi-master title. She has also played the shamisen lute and the shinobue flute since she was a child.

In North America, she has been collaborating with various musicians, dancers, visual artists and other artists. Not only does she play traditional, contemporary and experimental music, but she also improvises, composes and creates digital arts. She has performed in various projects including MicroFest, Improvisation Summit of Portland, Time-Based Art Festival, SASSAS, Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble, and The Fuse Factory Electronic and Digital Arts Lab.

Admission/Cost: $20

Location:
Kalabash School of Music and the Arts
5725 La Jolla Boulevard
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Saturday, November 3 - 7:00 PM to 8:30

For more information, please visit: www.centerforworldmusic.org
7:00 PM American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival The California's American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival (CAIIFF) will highlight current films from American Indian filmmakers, producers, directors and actors.

The California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center (CICSC) at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) is proud to present the 2018 San Diego American Indian Film Festival.

The CAIIFF offers audiences in San Diego County the finest work in American Indian film and media on an annual basis. The festival will highlight the best of current films from American Indian filmmakers, producers, directors and actors working through Indian Country.

This film festival, based in Southern California, is located in an area that is home to the largest number of Indian reservations in the region, and we will be able to reach unprecedented numbers of tribal people and the surrounding community. The festival offers an event that promises not only exclusive viewings, but includes three days of interactive dialogues with film industry professionals, selected panel discussions and opportunity for Q&A sessions after each screening.

Admission/Cost: $10 per film screening

Location:
CSU San Marcos & Pechanga Resort & Casino
333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd
San Marcos, CA 92096
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Dates & times:
Thursday, November 1 to Saturday, November 3 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.caiiff.com
7:00 PM Film: Coco Confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, aspiring musician Miguel enters the Land of the Dead to find his ancestors to seek forgiveness and lift a curse.

Winner of the 2018 Academy Award for Best Animated Film and perfect for the whole family, you won't want to miss this movie under the Moonlight. Arrive early when the gates open at 5:30 PM for Dia de los Muertos activities.

Admission/Cost: $5 - $10

Location:
Moonlight Amphitheatre
1250 Vale Terrace Dr
Vista, CA 92084
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Saturday, November 3 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.moonlightstage.com
7:30 PM Music: Ode to Hope Diverse melodies and rhythms seamlessly fuse into a perfect whole, illuminating the collective pulse and its power to bring peace to all. Musicians came together to perform both ancient and modern melodies and rhythms, setting us afloat on an inner journey of passion and peace.

World renowned percussionist Pejman Hadadi is the pulse of this journey, as Saeid Komjou on the kamânche, and Kourosh Taghavi on the Setâr improvise. These musicians bring to us their passionate and haunting music, painting the canvas of life with beauty, harmony and peace. Humanity is the essence of this unique performance that has its roots in a diverse world culture.

Admission/Cost: $35 - $40

Location:
Iranian American Center
6790 Top Gun St. #7
San Diego, CA 92121
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Saturday, November 3 - 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 552-9355 or visit: www.pccsd.org
7:30 PM Music & Dance: Spirit of Hungary 1848 An exclusive dance and music performance commemorating the brave spirit of the 1848 Hungarian Revolution against oppression of the Austrian, Habsburg Monarchy; and celebrating the vibrant and energetic folklore of the Hungarians in the Carpathian Basin. The Hungarian National Dance Ensemble (Magyar Nemzeti Táncegyüttes) is one of Hungary's most important professional folkdance companies, which has toured on every continent of the world with great success and acclaim. A rare opportunity to witness Hungarian dance culture at its best.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $40

Location:
The Auditorium at the Scripps Research Institute
10620 John Jay Hopkins Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
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Saturday, November 3 - 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 784-1000 or visit: www.auditorium.scripps.edu
7:30 PM Stage: Más A docudrama about the dismantling of Tucson Unified School District's Mexican American Studies program or MAS. This cultural conflict is brought to life in an abstract sweat lodge where dancers represent the Mexican deities of life's natural forces. Más engages the audience in the debates around the passage in 2010 of Arizona House Bill 2281, which effectively banned the MAS program. The play's balance of poetry and reenactment captures the soul of the movement and also tells a contemporary story of community.

Admission/Cost: $17 - $20

Location:
Experimental Theatre
5500 Campanile Dr.
SDSU
San Diego, CA 92182
MAP - [CAMPUS MAP]

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, November 2 to Sunday, November 11
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays - 7:30 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 594-5124 or visit: www.artsalive.sdsu.edu
8:00 PM Film: Sorry to Bother You Boots Riley directed this deliriously inventive fever dream about a black telemarketer (Lakeith Stanfield) whisked up the corporate ranks by using his "white voice" to seal the deals. The surreal satire also stars Danny Glover, Armie Hammer and Lily James. The box office opens at 6:00 PM. Pay with cash or check only. Popcorn, candy and assorted beverages are $2 each. A classic cartoon is screened before most films. Heaters and blankets are provided.

Admission/Cost: $17 - $20, Free for members

Location:
Cinema Under the Stars
4040 Goldfinch Street
San Diego, CA 92103
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Dates and times:
Friday, November 2 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, November 3 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
8:00 PM City Ballet Tchaikovsky Spectacular City Ballet of San Diego opens its season with Tchaikovsky Spectacular. From the classic to the contemporary, City Ballet struts its stuff in tribute to the great Russian composer Tchaikovsky. Accompanied by the City Ballet Orchestra, these performances of excerpts from Swan Lake, including "Act II" and the famed "Black Swan pas-de-deux," are lovingly and lavishly staged with full scenery, costume and lighting effects. You'll also experience the Tchai Celebrationm a large cast ballet set to the composer's The Seasons, featuring Elizabeth Wistrich's expressive contemporary choreography. Artistic Director Steven Wistrich presents a free lecture 30 minutes before each performance.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $89

Location:
Spreckels Theatre
121 Broadway, Suite 600
San Diego, CA
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Dates and times:
Friday, November 2 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 3 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 4 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.cityballet.org
8:00 PM Stage: Metamorphosis San Diego City College stages Mary Zimmerman's mystical staging of Ovid's myths of change. The cast performs them around—and in—a pool (known as the "splash zone"). Lisa Berger directs.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $15

Location:
San Diego City College
Saville Theater
1313 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, October 26 until Sunday, November 4, 2018
Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
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