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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
10:00 AM Norwegian Rosmaling Painting Event
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
8:00 AM Norwegian Rosmaling Painting Event
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
8:00 AM Norwegian Rosmaling Painting Event
10:00 AM Travel Writing Workshop
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
12:00 PM The 6th Annual Comida ¡EXPO!
1:00 PM Indigo Shibori Napkins Workshop
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
8:00 AM Norwegian Rosmaling Painting Event
10:00 AM Oceanside Dia de los Muertos
12:00 PM Kimchi Workshop
12:00 PM Hands On Kimchi Workshop
2:00 PM House of Scotland Lawn Program
2:00 PM Opera: Aida
2:00 PM Sushi Festival San Diego
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
4:00 PM Talk: Ancestral Tradition & Cultural Transformation Across Borders
7:00 PM Book Signing: Alice Hoffman
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
6:00 PM Lecture: Kashmir: Where Identity Rises Above a Territory
7:00 PM Victoria Martino Lecture on Matisse
Wednesday, Oct 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:00 PM Talk by Artist Diedrick Brackens
Thursday, Oct 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Friday, Nov 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Bazaar del Mundo Dia de los Muertos Celebration
5:00 PM Viva Frida Art Show
5:00 PM Dia de los Muertos Celebration Fundraiser
7:00 PM Music: La Santa Cecilia
8:00 PM Ballet: Carmina Burana
8:00 PM Movie: Casablanca
8:00 PM Stage: Sense and Sensibility
Saturday, Nov 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM East County Multicultural Festival
10:00 AM Indigenous Regeneration Presentation
10:00 AM Chinese Museum Oral History Workshop
10:00 AM Bazaar del Mundo Dia de los Muertos Celebration
11:00 AM Escondido Tamale Festival
11:00 AM Old Town Dia de los Muertos
1:00 PM Mission Hills Library Dia De Los Muertos Celebration
1:00 PM Raising Bilingual-Multilingual Children
2:00 PM Book Signing: J. Elke Ertle
6:00 PM Sacred Object/Sacred Wisdom Exhibit Opening
7:00 PM Movie: Coco
8:00 PM Stage: Twelfth Night
8:00 PM Stage: Sense and Sensibility
8:00 PM Ballet: Carmina Burana
8:00 PM Movie: Casablanca
Sunday, Nov 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Bazaar del Mundo Dia de los Muertos Celebration
10:15 AM Meet Hands of Peace Israeli and Palestinian Regional Managers
11:00 AM Fall Back Festival
11:00 AM Old Town Dia de los Muertos
2:00 PM Talk: Should We Doubt Shakespeare's Identity?
2:00 PM Ballet: Carmina Burana
2:00 PM Stage: Sense & Sensibility
7:00 PM Stage: Twelfth Night
Monday, Nov 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Books & Literature

Book signings with an author whose writings concern cross-cultural and international topics.

Calendar
11/03/2019 - Talk: Should We Doubt Shakespeare's Identity?
Join us and Bryan H. Wildenthal for a friendly and fascinating journey into the authorship question. More than 400 years after Shakespeare's time, and more than 150 years after modern alternative authorship theories began running riot in the mid-19th century, what do we really know for sure? Did William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon work with numerous co-authors, most of them uncredited at the time, as most mainstream scholars now argue? Is the case for his primary authorship really as airtight as most mainstream scholars claim? Why have some of the greatest writers, artists, intellectuals, and judicial and political leaders of modern times doubted that traditional story? Was Shakespeare of Stratford a front-man for a hidden aristocratic author? What did Ben Jonson know, and slyly hint at? What can the "Shakespeare" plays and poems themselves tell us about this issue? In his new book, "Early Shakespeare Authorship Doubts", Bryan subjects both the traditional story and the various skeptical theories to careful scrutiny.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Mission Valley Library
2123 Fenton Parkway
San Diego, CA 92108
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Sunday, November 3 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.eventbrite.com
11/02/2019 - Book Signing: J. Elke Ertle
November 9 marks the 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. As the world commemorates this historic event, J. Elke Ertle, will discuss the factors that led to the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961 and the dynamics that brought it down in 1989. Elke, born and raised in West Berlin, was fifteen years of age on that summer day in August when construction of the Wall first began. She vividly recalls how West Berliners, whose city was no more than a tiny capitalist island within a large communist sea, were terrified of winding up behind the Iron Curtain. Elke will end the discussion by reading a brief excerpt from her memoir, "Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl's Journey to Freedom" that describes the panic, the doom, the confusion, the lack of reliable information and the rumors of collusion, under-the-table deals and nuclear war that swept thought the city. Copies of Ms. Ertle's book will be available for sale from the author after the event.

Admission/Cost: FREE
Location:
Coronado Library
640 Orange Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118
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Saturday, November 2 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.walled-in-berlin.com
10/26/2019 - Travel Writing Workshop
Transform your passion for writing and traveling and break into travel writing. Award-winning travel writer, blogger and author, Lenore Greiner will show you how to sell your stories. Get practical advice on traditional freelancing, digital opportunities, blogging, social media, authoring your travel memoir and much more. She'll cover details such as finding story angles, reading writers guidelines, picking your niche, pitching and press trips for free travel. Plus, get tips on breaking in with local travel writing opportunities.

Admission/Cost: $45 - $54

Location:
The Ink Spot
Barracks 16 #202
2730 Historic Decatur Road
San Diego, 92106
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Saturday, October 26 - 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
10/28/2019 - Book Signing: Alice Hoffman
Alice Hoffman is the author of more than thirty works of fiction, including The Rules of Magic, The Marriage of Opposites, Practical Magic, The Red Garden, the Oprah's Book Club selection Here on Earth, The Museum of Extraordinary Things, and The Dovekeepers. She lives near Boston.

In 1941, during humanity's darkest hour, three unforgettable young women must act with courage and love to survive.

In Berlin, at the time when the world changed, Hanni Kohn knows she must send her twelve-year-old daughter away to save her from the Nazi regime. She finds her way to a renowned rabbi, but it's his daughter, Ettie, who offers hope of salvation when she creates a mystical Jewish creature, a rare and unusual golem, who is sworn to protect Lea. Once Ava is brought to life, she and Lea and Ettie become eternally entwined, their paths fated to cross, their fortunes linked.

Lea and Ava travel from Paris, where Lea meets her soulmate, to a convent in western France known for its silver roses; from a school in a mountaintop village where three thousand Jews were saved. Meanwhile, Ettie is in hiding, waiting to become the fighter she's destined to be.

What does it mean to lose your mother? How much can one person sacrifice for love? In a world where evil can be found at every turn, we meet remarkable characters that take us on a stunning journey of loss and resistance, the fantastical and the mortal, in a place where all roads lead past the Angel of Death and love is never ending.

Notes:
• General Admission Check-In at 6:15 PM.
• Please print out your tickets.
• Seating is first-come, first served.
• You will receive a copy of Alice's book when you check in.
• Please enter campus from the west entrance and park in the west lot. Shuttles will be available from the parking structure to the theater.
• he event will begin on time, so please allow plenty of time to get from the parking structure to the theater.
Please call the Warwick's Book Department at (858) 454-0347 for more information.

Admission/Cost: $30.16 - $40.16

Location:
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice
University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110
MAP - [CAMPUS MAP]

Monday, October 28 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.warwicks.com
11/02/2019 - Raising Bilingual-Multilingual Children
Rachele will share what makes children polyglots and what steps parents should take to ensure their children can successfully grow up speaking several languages perfectly. While speaking to your children in the language may seem to be an obvious step, there are many other factors contributing to them speaking several languages. From personal and professional experience to intensive research, Rachele will share the keys so you can successfully raise your children bilingual / multilingual / multicultural (whether you speak the language(s) or not). Free workshop in English. Donations accepted.
Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Alliance Francaise de San Diego
6640 Lusk Boulevard, suite 104
San Diego, CA 92121
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Saturday, November 2 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.afsandiego.org
10/25/2019 - Book Signing: J. Elke Ertle
November 9 will mark the 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. As the world prepares to commemorate this historic event,J. Elke Ertle, will discuss the factors that led to the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961 and the dynamics that brought it down in 1989.

Elke, born and raised in West Berlin, was fifteen years of age on that summer day in August when construction of the Wall first began. She vividly recalls how West Berliners, whose city was no more than a tiny capitalist island within a large communist sea, were terrified of winding up behind the Iron Curtain.

Elke will end the discussion by reading a brief excerpt from her memoir, "Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl's Journey to Freedom" that describes the panic, the doom, the confusion, the lack of reliable information and the rumors of collusion, under-the-table deals and nuclear war that swept thought the city.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
San Carlos Public Library
7265 Jackson Dr.
San Diego, CA
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Friday, October 25 - 2:00 PM
10/29/2019 - In Celebration of Toni Morrison: Reflecting on a Legend
The passing of Nobel laureate, Toni Morrison, in August 2019, has been felt as an irreplaceable loss by many who were inspired by the power and beauty of her writing, her advocacy for Black writers, and the incisive and uncompromising commentary on race in the United States in her novels, essays and interviews. Morrison's work features in courses and scholarship at universities and colleges around the nation, including UC San Diego.

Join us for a panel of scholars who will read from Toni Morrison's works and reflect on her impact.

Panelists and moderator include:

Boatema Boateng, Associate Professor, Department of Communication, UC San Diego, Carlton Floyd, Associate Professor, Department of English, University of San Diego, Theresa Ford, Member, Toni Morrison Society & Professor Emerita, Grossmont College, Sara Clarke Kaplan, Associate Professor, Department of Ethnic Studies, UC San Diego, Charles Toombs, Professor, Department of Africana Studies, San Diego State University

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Seuss Room
Geisel Library
U.C. San Diego
La Jolla, CA
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Tuesday, October 29 - 12:00 PM
10/22/2019 - Book Signing: Kate Quinn
Warwick's will host Kate Quinn as she discusses and signs her new book, "Ribbons of Scarlet: A Novel of the French Revolution's Women." Quinn is the "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Alice Network" and "The Huntress."

This event is free and open to the public. Reserved seating is available when the book is pre-ordered from Warwick's for the event. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Warwick's
7812 Girard Ave.
La Jolla, CA
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Tuesday, October 22 - 7:30 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 454-0347
10/14/2019 - Book Signing: Simon Tam
Simon Tam, founder of Asian American dance rock band The Slants, will be presenting his new memoir, Slanted: How an Asian American Troublemaker Took on the Supreme Court. He'll be joined by Slants' guitarist, Joe x. Jiang, and will be performing some songs from the band's latest release. Gripping, funny, enlightening, and ultimately uplifting, Slanted proves that no obstacle is too difficult to conquer -as long as you have a little heart and a lot of rock n' roll. It's an irrepressible story that is fresh, alive, and defines what it means to be American.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Mysterious Galaxy Books
5943 Balboa Avenue #100
San Diego, CA 92111
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Monday, October 14 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
10/07/2019 - Book Talk: Native American Historian Walter Echo-Hawk
The Barona Cultural Center & Museum invites you to an evening with renowned Native American legal scholar, author and historian, Walter Echo-Hawk as he discusses his newest book, The Sea of Grass: A Family Tale from the American Heartland. The Sea of Grass chronicles 10 generations of Echo-Hawk's Pawnee family and explores the history of the Pawnee Nation which was shaped by the land, animals, and plants of the Central Plains and by the long sweep of Indigenous history in the grasslands. This historical fiction novel covers the Pawnee Nation's spiritual side and recounts the Native life, based on real people and events. Books will be available for purchase at the event for $26. RSVP 619-443-7003 ext. 219

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Barona Cultural Center and Museum
1095 Barona Road
Lakeside, CA 92040
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Monday, October 7 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.baronamuseum.com
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