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Sunday, Aug 18
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Lucha Libre Expo
2:00 PM House of Hungary Lawn Program
2:00 PM Taki Latin Day Party
2:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
4:00 PM India Independence Day Celebration
4:00 PM Stage: Songs for a New World
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
8:00 PM Music: Julian Marley
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Monday, Aug 19
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Aug 20
All Day Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM Film & Discussion: Oh Lucy!
6:30 PM Open Reading: Much Ado About Nothing
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Wednesday, Aug 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Thursday, Aug 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Indigo Dye & Shibori Workshop
7:30 PM Book Signing: Ta Obreht
8:00 PM Movie: Black Orpheus
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Friday, Aug 23
All Day San Diego International Kids' Film Festival
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM Books Signing: Christy Hale
2:00 PM Book Signing: Huda Al-Marashi
8:00 PM Movie: Finsterworld
8:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
9:00 PM Music: Metalachi
Saturday, Aug 24
All Day San Diego International Kids' Film Festival
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Movie: The Dresser
2:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
4:00 PM Nordic Potluck at the International Cottages
8:00 PM Movie: About Time
8:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Sunday, Aug 25
All Day San Diego International Kids' Film Festival
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
8:00 PM Movie: About Time
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Monday, Aug 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Aug 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Wednesday, Aug 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Pageant Of The Masters And Festival Of The Arts
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Thursday, Aug 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Friday, Aug 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM 49th Annual Barona Powwow
8:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Saturday, Aug 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM 49th Annual Barona Pow Wow
2:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
8:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
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< Saturday, February 2, 2019 >


11:00 AM Arts: Chinese Woodblock New Year Print Woodblock new year print is the most spectacular in Chinese folk arts. It is matchless with broad themes, diversified skills, various colors and wonderful regional styles. Besides, it has deep cultural meanings and carries lots of information, which clearly shows the deep national psychology.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $5

Location:
San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
404 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, February 2 - 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sdchm.org
12:00 PM Film: Anotes Ark As part of the Human Rights Film Festival, Anote's Ark will screen at the Museum of Photographic Arts.

"I want to emphasize that climate change is not a political issue. It's not entirely an economic issue. It's an issue of survival. Maybe today for countries like mine. But in the future, for the planet as a whole." - Anote Tong, film subject, Anote's Ark

What if your country was swallowed by the sea? The idyllic Pacific nation of Kiribati will be submerged within decades due to climate change. As President Anote Tong passionately embarks upon a race against time to save his people and 4,000 years of Kiribati culture, islanders are already feeling the pressure to relocate. Sermary, a young mother of six, must decide whether to use a sought-after lottery visa and leave her children behind to build a future for her family overseas. Set against the backdrop of international climate negotiations and the fight to recognize climate displacement as an urgent human rights issue, Anote's Ark presents personal stories that serve as cautionary tales for the entire world.

Admission/Cost: $6 - $40

Location:
Museum of Photographic Arts
1649 El Prado
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Saturday, February 2 - 12:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.mopa.org
1:00 PM Book Signing: Huda Al-Marashi Huda Al-Marashi will discuss her book, First Comes Marriage. Her other writing has also appeared in the Washington Post, the LA Times, al Jazeera, VIDA Review, Refinery 29, the Rumpus, the Offing and elsewhere. First Comes Marriage is an Iraqi-American memoir about immigration, marriage, and love. When Huda meets Hadi, the boy she will ultimately marry, she is six years old. Both are the American-born children of Iraqi immigrants, who grew up on opposite ends of California. Hadi considers Huda his childhood sweetheart, the first and only girl he's ever loved, but Huda wants to be successful by both culture's relationship standards--to honor her religious traditions while also experiencing the kind of love story that would prove to her American friends her marriage was not arranged. First Comes Marriage is Huda's journey to reconcile her culture's pragmatic ideas on marriage with Western notions of love and romance. And, with it's tender and heartwarming portrayal of an Arab, Muslim family, it debunks stereotypes while challenging our ideas of what it means to fall in love.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Central Library
330 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, February 2 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.hudaalmarashi.com
2:00 PM Stage: Becoming Dr. Ruth Broadway Theater stages Mark St. Germain's theatrical biography of Dr. Ruth Westheimer. Before she became a pioneering radio sex and relationship therapist, she fled the Nazis, was a sniper for the Haganah in Jerusalem, and much more.

Admission/Cost: $25.00

Location:
The Broadway Theatre
340 E. Broadway
Vista CA 92084
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Ongoing from Thursday, January 17 until Sunday, February 3, 2019
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays - 7:30 PM
Saturday & Sunday Matinees - 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.broadwayvista.biz
4:00 PM San Diego Black Film Festival The San Diego Black Film Festival's mission is to preserve and promote African American & African Diaspora Cinema. Established in 2002 and held each year in late January, the San Diego Black Film Festival has grown to become one of the largest black film festivals in the country.

Our motto is "Spotlight on African American & African Diaspora Cinema." We screen over 100 films each year: Comedy, Drama, Documentaries, Animation, GLBT, Horror, Religious, Foreign/African Diaspora, Shorts, Feature Films and music videos.

As the first and largest black film festival of the year, numerous other film festival reps scout new films from us for their event. Simply put, each year the San Diego Black Film Festival will premiere a large percentage of the independent films that will prove successful throughout the year at other film festivals.

Film Schedule

Admission/Costs: $10 per film, festival passes available. Special event tickets extra.

Location:
ArcLight Cinemas
4425 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122
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Dates and times:
From January 31 to February 3, 2019
Thursday, January 31, Opening Night Film - 7:00 PM
Friday, February 1, films begin at 5:00 PM
Saturday, February 2 - films begin at 4:00 PM
Sunday, February 3 - Closing Day, films begin at 11:00 AM

For more information, please visit: www.sdbff.com
7:00 PM Italian Film: Frontaliers Disaster Bussenghi is a frontier worker who is always late for work because of the Swiss border guard Bernasconi. In an ironic twist, the two enemies are forced to coexist 24 hours a day. In addition to bickering about the differences between Swiss and Italian mentalities, the two come to realize that they need each other. With English subtitles.

Admission/Cost: $5 Suggested donation

Location:
Firehouse Museum Theater
1572 Columbia Street (corner of Cedar)
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, February 2 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.cinemalittleitaly.com
7:00 PM Film: The Unafraid As part of the Human Rights Film Festival, The Unafraid will screen at the Museum of Photographic Arts.

"We have years of activism under our belts. Now we just fight harder, we fight smarter, and we fight as one." - Alejandro, film subject, The Unafraid

High School seniors Alejandro, Silvia, and Aldo, like most of their friends, are eager to go to college and pursue their education. However, their home state of Georgia not only bans them from attending the top five public universities, but also deems them ineligible for in-state tuition at public colleges due to their immigration status as DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipients. In response, these three ambitious and dream-filled students divert their passions towards the fight for education in the undocumented community. As President Donald Trump's campaign rhetoric against immigrants gains momentum, and amid constant threat of losing their DACA status and being deported, The Unafraid follows these inspirational members of the generation of "undocumented, unapologetic and unafraid" young people who are determined to overcome and dismantle oppressive policies and mindsets.

Admission/Cost: $6 - $40

Location:
Museum of Photographic Arts
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Saturday, February 2 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.mopa.org
7:00 PM Opera: Rigoletto The lecherous Duke of Mantua seduces wives and daughters while his hunchbacked Jester, Rigoletto, adds insult to injury by ridiculing their husbands and fathers. Finally, the joke goes too far and a furious father proclaims a curse on Rigoletto. The curse comes to life as the Duke seduces Rigoletto's young, innocent daughter Gilda and Rigoletto plots his revenge with an attempt to assassinate him, with unbelievably disastrous results.

Fast-paced and powerful, this is Verdi at his best with an unforgettable focus on the cruel realities of a society controlled by a corrupt ruling class. You'll recognize melody after melody from the tenor's arrogant La donna mobile to the soprano's wistful Caro nome to the most memorable quartet in all of opera.

"Rigoletto" is an traditional Italian classic that is the cornerstone of the opera repertoire. It will be sung in Italian with projected English translations. For tickets and additional details call (619) 533-7000.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

Admission/Cost: $49 - $289

Location:
San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA
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Dates and times:
Saturday, February 2 - 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Tuesday, February 5 - 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, February 8 - 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, February 10 - 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sandiegotheatres.org
7:00 PM Stage: The Diary of Anne Frank Coronado School of the Arts presents a theatrical version of "one of the most famous documents of World War II/ The memoirs of a young, Jewish girl, forced to hide for nearly two years to escape Nazi persecution, are an essential part of how we remember one of the darkest periods of our human history." Kim Strassburger directs.

Admission/Cost: $15

Location:
Coronado School of the Arts
650 D Avenue
San Diego, CA 92118
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, February 1 until Saturday, February 9 - 2019
Fridays & Saturdays - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
7:15 PM Viennese Nights: A Grand Victorian Ball Celebrate the music, the dances, and the romance of the Strauss Era at San Diego's premier Viennese Ball. Featuring The Grand Pacific Waltz Orchestra playing authentic period music for waltzes, polkas, set dances, mazurkas, mixers, and more; and precepting by renowned dance mistress Joan Walton. Long, formal evening wear required (mid- to late-19th century encouraged). Hosted by the San Diego Vintage Dance Society.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $40

Location:
Balboa Park Club & Ballroom
Balboa Park
2144 Pan American Road West
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Saturday, February 2 - 7:15 PM to 10:15 PM

For more information, please visit: www.waltznsuch.org
7:30 PM Stage: Becoming Dr. Ruth Broadway Theater stages Mark St. Germain's theatrical biography of Dr. Ruth Westheimer. Before she became a pioneering radio sex and relationship therapist, she fled the Nazis, was a sniper for the Haganah in Jerusalem, and much more.

Admission/Cost: $25.00

Location:
The Broadway Theatre
340 E. Broadway
Vista CA 92084
MAP

Ongoing from Thursday, January 17 until Sunday, February 3, 2019
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays - 7:30 PM
Saturday & Sunday Matinees - 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.broadwayvista
8:00 PM Stage: Aubergine San Diego Repertory Theatre presents "Aubergine," an unforgettable story of love, family and the healing power of food.​

Ray believes in the power of food. As a gourmet chef, he's seen a bowl of berries help a woman to fall in love. He's heard stories of a meal prepared by a mother to keep a son from leaving home and moving to the other side of the world. Now with the help of his uncle, who arrives unexpectedly from Korea, Ray is tasked with preparing a family soup recipe to keep his father alive.

When words fail, a home-cooked meal transcends differences in this touching story of intergenerational connectedness, forgiveness and the sweetest spice of life: love. As a Korean family struggles to relate across emotional and cultural divides, it's the ingredients they share in common that lead to understanding. "Aubergine" is a mouthwatering meditation on the beauty of life where hope is no mere ingredient—it's the main course.

The show runs Jan. 24 through Feb. 17, 2019, in the Lyceum Space Theatre in Horton Plaza. Tickets can be purchased in-person at the San Diego REP Box Office, by calling the box office at (61) 544-1000, or online at sdrep.org

Admission/Cost: $25 - $69

Location:
Lyceum Theatre
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA
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Multiple dates from January 24 to February 17, 2019

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Sundays - 7:00 PM (No show 2/5)
Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Matinees 2/3, 2/9 & 2/16 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sdrep.org
8:00 PM Stage: Bojo's Place To commemorate Black History Month, Community Actors Theatre presents Jennie Hamilton's "finger popping, toe tapping, "HOT" musical revue, celebrating the Blues, Jazz, Pop, Rock & Roll, MoTown, and those who made them possible." Earl Hamilton, Jr., directs with choreography by Patty Faye and musical direction by Kimberly Coburn.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $18

Location:
Community Actors Theatre
2957 54th Street
San Diego, CA 92105
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Dates & times:
Ongoing until Sunday, February 17 - 2019
Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Sundays - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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