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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
Friday, Nov 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Sense and Sensibility
Saturday, Nov 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Sense and Sensibility
Calendar

< Wednesday, May 1, 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
12:00 PM Art: Yasmine Kasem - Jihad of Bitter Petals Jihad of Bitter Petals are works questioning what it is to be caught between the struggle and submission and the merger of Queer and Islamic Identities in a single body. Yasmine Kasem's sculpture installation interprets the maintenance of internal conflict through materials in a constant state of precariousness.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
306 Visual Arts Facility
U.C. San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
San Diego, CA 92093
MAP - [CAMPUS MAP]

Dates and times:
Wednesday, April 24 - 12:00 PM (Noon) to 3:00 PM
Friday, April 26 - 12:00 PM (Noon) to 3:00 PM
Friday, April 26 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, May 1 - 12:00 PM (Noon) to 3:00 PM
Friday, May 3 - 12:00 PM (Noon) to 3:00 PM
2:30 PM Debunking Myths: Migration, Criminalization of the Border. . . As we are all aware, borders remain a critical subject of debate around the world. The purpose of these Teach Ins are to provide a setting for our campus to discuss the relationship between borders and ethnicity, race and gender in the context of a local border area that is the largest and most well-known today that remains a complex and contested space. Both of these presentations will allow participants to reflect on issues of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, citizenship, trans-nationalism and cultural/national identity in relation to the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Serra Hall, 209
5998 Alcala Park
University of San Diego
San Diego, CA 92110
MAP - [CAMPUS MAP]

Dates and times:
Wednesday, March 27 - 2:30 PM to 3:50 PM
Wednesday, May 1 - 2:30 PM to 3:50 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sandiego.edu
3:00 PM Talk: Secular Power and the Politics of Knowledge Production on Islam in Europe Schirin Amir-Moazami is Professor for Islam in Europe at the Institute of Islamic studies at Freie Universität Berlin. She studied Political Sciences and Sociology in Frankfurt/Main, Berlin, Aix-Marseille and Paris. She holds a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence, Department of Social and Political Sciences. Schirin Amir-Moazami has published widely on topics related to Muslims in Europe, especially Germany and France, with a focus on political secularism, public controversies, body politics and governmentality. She is the editor of a blog, located at Forum Transregionale Studien called Provincializing Epistemologies. Most recently she edited a volume on the politics of knowledge production on Muslims and Islam in Europe (Der inspizierte Muslim. Zur Politisierung der Islamforschung in Europa). Currently she is finishing an English monograph which critically investigates integration politics oriented towards Muslims in Germany with the title Interrogating Muslims. The Politics of Integration in Contemporary Germany

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Literature Building Room 155
U.C. San Diego
La Jolla, CA
MAP - [CAMPUS MAP]

Wednesday, May 1 - 3:00 PM
3:00 PM Talk: Encountering the Everyday in the People’s Republic of China Covering nearly a half-century, China Tripping is the first anthology of reflections by influential experts on their cultural and social encounters in the People's Republic. Filling an important gap, it allows scholars, journalists, and businesspeople to reflect on their personal memories, which often teach more about how a society actually works than a planned course of study can. These stories open a vivid window on a rapidly evolving China and on the zigzag learning curve of the China trippers themselves.

Editors Paul Pickowicz and Jeremy Murray will speak about the book project, with reflections from other China scholars at UC San Diego.

This event is co-sponsored by the UC San Diego Geisel Library and will take place at the Faculty Club Seuss Library.

Admission/Cost: FREE but registration is required.

Location:
Faculty Club Seuss Library
U.C. San Diego
La Jolla, CA
MAP - [CAMPUS MAP]

Wednesday, May 1 - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM Film: Angels Are Made of Light Synopsis: Conceived as a cinematic ode to Afghan civilians, filmed over three years, Angels Are Made of Light traces the lives of young students and their teachers at a school in the old city of Kabul. Interweaving the modern history of Afghanistan with a present-day portrait of a working-class neighborhood, the film offers an intimate and nuanced vision. Moving seamlessly through the points of view of multiple characters—three brothers, their friends, parents, male and female teachers, an elderly cleaning woman at the school—the film allows their thoughts and ideas to play out on the grand stage of Kabul. Their memories of the Afghan kingdom, the communist revolution and the civil war are brought to life through rare 35mm archival material unearthed in Afghanistan.

Guest Speaker: Farahnaz, a teacher in her home country of Afghanistan, was resettled to San Diego in 2018.

Angels Are Made of Light is part of the IRC's (International Rescue Committee)11th annual International Film Series.

Admission/Cost: $15

Location:
Museum of Photographic Arts
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA
MAP - [Park Map]

Wednesday, May 1 - 6:30 PM
7:00 PM Books Signing: Laila Lalami Warwick's will host Laila Lalami to discuss and sign her new book, The Other Americans. Lalami is an American Book Award Winner, Arab American Book Award Winner, and Pulitzer Prize finalist. This event is free and open to the public. Reserved Seating is available when one of the books is pre-ordered from Warwick's for the event. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Warwick's Bookstore
7812 Girard Avenue
San Diego, CA 92037
MAP

Wednesday, May 1 - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM Witches' Night: An Exploration of Witches in Pop-Culture Led by SDSU Professor Dr. Elizabeth Pollard and Film Geek Beth Accomando, this program takes place over two nights timed to coincide with the ancient European festival called Witches' Night. An illustrated lecture on April 30 will explore pop culture's deep relationship with witches and witchcraft. The following evening (May 1) will be a screening and post-film discussion of The Witch: A New England Folk Tale.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Comic-Con Museum
2131 Pan American Plaza
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA
MAP - [Park Map]

Dates and times:
Tuesday, April 30 - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, May 1 - 7:00 PM
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