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Thursday, Aug 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Indigo Dye & Shibori Workshop
7:30 PM Book Signing: Téa Obreht
8:00 PM Movie: Black Orpheus
8:00 PM Stage: An Experiment With an Air Pump
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
7:00 PM Stage: The Underpants
8:00 PM Movie: Finsterworld
8:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
8:00 PM Stage: An Experiment With an Air Pump
9:00 PM Music: Metalachi
Saturday, Aug 24
All Day San Diego International Kids' Film Festival
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM 3rd Annual La Vuelta Summer Festival
2:00 PM Movie: The Dresser
2:00 PM Salsa Making Workshop
2:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
4:00 PM Nordic Potluck at the International Cottages
7:00 PM Stage: The Underpants
8:00 PM Italian Film: Resina
8:00 PM Movie: About Time
8:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
8:00 PM Stage: An Experiment With an Air Pump
Sunday, Aug 25
All Day San Diego International Kids' Film Festival
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:30 AM Film: Mountain Miracle
2:00 PM Stage: An Experiment With An Air Pump
2:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
7:00 PM Stage: The Underpants
8:00 PM Music: Paula Fuga
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
8:00 PM Movie: About Time
8:00 PM Stage: An Experiment With an Air Pump
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
6:00 PM Film: Midnight in Paris
6:30 PM Film: Romeo + Juliet
8:00 PM Music: Gondwana
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Thursday, Aug 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Film: Dracula
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Friday, Aug 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM San Diego Filipino Cinema's Magic Hour Fest
5:00 PM Exhibition Opening: Black Life
6:00 PM 49th Annual Barona Powwow
7:00 PM Stage: The Underpants
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
3:00 PM SYDRO Music Festival
6:00 PM Book Discussion: Louise Penny
7:00 PM Songs Of The Soul -- The Music Of Sri Chinmoy
7:00 PM Stage: The Underpants
8:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Sunday, Sep 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM 49th Annual Barona Pow Wow
2:00 PM House of Ukraine Lawn Program
2:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
7:00 PM Stage: The Underpants
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Monday, Sep 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Sep 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Wednesday, Sep 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet

Festivals

Enjoy a festival which has an international, cultural or ethnic flavor.

Calendar
10/29/2016 - Balboa Park Halloween Family Day
Over two dozen museums and community partners present costume parades, craft projects for kids, and spooky gallery tours and treasure hunts. Highlights include a mini-carnival hosted by San Diego Park and Rec., a doggie costume contest in the Spanish Village, the San Diego Air & Space Museum's annual rooftop pumpkin drop, live animals from the San Diego Zoo, and activities along the Prado and in the Plaza de Panama. Halloween surprises at the Fleet Science Center, House of Pacific Relations International Cottages, Japanese Friendship Garden, Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater, Mingei International Museum, San Diego Automotive Museum, and more.

The Worldview Project and the San Diego Participant Observer are excited to have a booth at Balboa Park Family Day! Drop by and say hello! Spin our prize wheel to win an international snack, enjoy our "Been There, Want to Go There" activity and find out all about our organization, who we are and what we do!

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Prado Walkway
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Saturday, October 29 - 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.balboapark.org
01/30/2016 - Lunar New Year at SeaWorld
Celebrate Lunar New Year at SeaWorld San Diego. Enjoy riveting performances from Chinese acrobats inside Mission Bay Theater. Be awed by lion dancers and take in the beautiful scenery and décor. Fill your appetite with Asian-inspired food and drinks. Start a new tradition at SeaWorld's Lunar New Year.

Highlights of Lunar New Year at SeaWorld San Diego:

Chinese Acrobats of Hebei: Masters of agility and grace, the Chinese Acrobats of Hebei combine Chinese traditions, incredible acrobatics, stunning costumes, Chinese props and a beautiful soundtrack. During 25-minute shows held four times a day at SeaWorld's Mission Bay Theater, several acts will be performed including lion dancing, plate spinning, hoop diving, hat juggling, contortion and chair stacking.

Community stage: At SeaWorld's Lunar New Year Festival area (located just east of the Explorer's Reef™ arrival experience), the community stage will be brimming with cultural entertainment including taiko drummers, lion dancers and fan dancers.

Asian-inspired culinary offerings: SeaWorld's Lunar New Year Festival area will be brimming with Asian-inspired food choices!

Animal visits: Trainers will bring some of SeaWorld's ambassador animals to the Lunar New Year Festival area for up-close encounters with guests. Animals guests may see include Asian small-clawed river otters, an Asian water monitor and a Eurasian eagle owl.

Admission/Cost: $69 - $395

Location:
SeaWorld San Diego
500 Sea World Dr
San Diego, CA 92109
MAP

Dates and times:
January 30 to February 21 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday, January 30
Sunday, January 31
Saturday , February 6
Sunday, February 7
Monday, February 8
Friday, February 12
Saturday, February 13
Sunday, February 14
Monday, February 15
Saturday, February 20
Sunday, February 21

For more information, please visit: www.seaworldparks.com
08/24/2019 - Nordic Potluck at the International Cottages
The houses of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden will host a Nordic Potluck with food, drink, music, games and conversation.

Schedule:

4:00 PM - Games and appetizers
5:00 PM - Cocktails
6:00 PM - Dinner

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
International Cottages
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA
MAP - [Park Map]

Saturday, August 24 - 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
08/17/2019 - Multi-Cultural Carnival and Festival
Here in SoCal, we're all a part of someone else's family — Celebrate the rich blend of cultures in San Diego and beyond when the San Diego Caribbean Association hosts the West Coast Multicultural Carnival and Festival. Dozens of vibrant dance performances from across the globe will be held throughout the day, along with live world music. Whether you're Hispanic, Chinese, Filipino or Indian, all are invited to enjoy the variety of food trucks and arts and crafts available, as well as the parade that'll truly kick off the festivities. Everyone comes together to appreciate the area's incredible diversity at the Qualcomm Stadium.

Admission/Cost: $10

Location:
SDCCU Stadium
9449 Friars Rd
San Diego, CA 92108
MAP

Saturday, August 17 - 12:00 PM (noon)
08/18/2019 - India Independence Day Celebration
Independence Day of India is a day of pride for every Indian.... a day to remember those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom! How can we forget them? To celebrate this special day, FIA San Diego is showcasing a Musical Extravaganza. About 140 talented artists of San Diego will mesmerize you with their performances of music and dance. Please join us with your family and friends. We are expecting a full house like the last several years. Please buy your tickets NOW to avoid any disappointment.

Admission/Cost $10 - $25
* Tickets will not be sold at the door and are non-refundable.

Location:
CPMA Theatre
5050 Conrad Ave
San Diego, CA 92117
MAP

Sunday, August 18 - 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM
08/31/2019 - 49th Annual Barona Pow Wow
The Barona Band of Mission Indians proudly invites the San Diego community to celebrate Native American heritage at the 49th Annual Barona Powwow over Labor Day Weekend.

The three-day cultural celebration starts on Friday, August 30 with gourd dancing at 6:00 PM and a dramatic grand entry of dancers in colorful regalia at 8:00 PM The Barona Powwow will continue Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 11:00 PM Admission and parking are free.

Hundreds of Native American participants of all ages and from across the country will showcase their dancing skills as they compete in a variety of categories for $80,000 in prize money.

In addition to beautiful regalia and dancing, spectators will be able to enjoy hand drum contests, singing and music, authentic Native American food including delicious Indian fry bread tacos, arts and crafts and handcrafted jewelry.

The Barona Powwow will be held at the Barona Sports Park located on the Barona Indian Reservation just one mile north of the Barona Resort & Casino on Wildcat Canyon Road in Lakeside. Free shuttle service is available from Barona Resort & Casino to the Powwow.

Admission/Cost: Free - $20

Location:
Barona Resort & Casino
1932 Wildcat Canyon Rd.
Lakeside, CA
MAP

Dates and times:
Friday, August 30 - 6:00 PM
Saturday, August 31 - 1:00 PM
Sunday, September 1 - 1:00 PM
08/10/2019 - Heiva San Diego Cultural Festival
Heiva San Diego 2019 will feature dancers from Japan, Mexico, the South Pacific, and the USA while showcasing Tahitian communities representing all five archipelagoes in French Polynesia. Discover the richness of friendship, music, drumming, ukulele, tiki carving, singing, arts & crafts, exotic costumes, Polynesian food and the spirit that defines The Islands of Tahiti, including the BEST Dance Competition for Solo & Group Tahitian Dance.

This year's Festival theme is SHARING so please bring your hearts and be prepared to share it with others.

• Friday, August 9th - Miss and Mr Heiva San Diego pageant.
• Saturday, August 10th - Highlights include solo dance competition featuring solo artists and Group Competition followed by a spectacular Fire Knife Performance and the crowning of Miss and Mr. Heiva San Diego. Vendors and island food.
• Sunday, August 11th - Solo finals, awards ceremony, Vendors and island food.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $50 (one day pass)

Location:
Viejas Resort & Casino
5000 Willows Rd
Alpine, CA 91901
MAP

Dates and times:
Friday, August 9 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, August 10 - All Day
Sunday, August 11 - All Day
08/04/2019 - Latino Family Expo
The UnidosUS National Latino Family Expo is two days of entertainment, giveaways, and services—and this summer it's in San Diego. Take a break in "America's Finest City" with family-friendly fun and all free at the San Diego Convention Center.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
San Diego Convention Center
111 W Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, August 3 - 10:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Sunday, August 4 - 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
07/27/2019 - Vista Japanese Obon Festival
Obon Festival featuring Japanese food (until 6:00 PM or when sold out), taiko drumming, martial arts demonstrations, farmer's market, koto performance, boutique items, game booths for children, talks on Buddhism and time on both days (3:00 PM) to familiarize yourself with the Bon Odori dances that start at 6:30 PM. Family-friendly, free admission, free parking.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Vista Buddhist Temple and Japanese Cultural Center
150 Cedar Road
Vista, CA 92083
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, July 27 - 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, July 28 - 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
07/13/2019 - San Diego Pride Festival and Parade
The annual San Dieog Pride Festival includes multiple stages of entertainment, more than 100 entertainers, and dozens of vendor booths, exhibits, cultural presentations and delicious food booths. Groups and performers represent a wide cultural diversity. There will also be a Pan-Asian Night Market and the "Mundo Latino" music and dance party as well as booths that reflect various ethnic groups. The Pride Parade will begin at 10:00 AM on Saturday and the 1 1/2 mile parade begins at the Hillcrest Pride Flag located at the corner of University Ave. and Normal St. and ends Quince St.

Admission/Cost: $20 - 175 Some events (like the Parade and Stonewall Rally) are Free.

Festival Location:
Marston Point
(6th Ave. & Laurel St.)
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, July 13 - 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, July 14 - 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
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