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Friday, Oct 18
All Day Stage: Las Quinceañeras
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM A Conversation With Artist José-María Cano
10:30 AM Worshop: The Mexico-California and Mexico-Texas Relationships
12:00 PM San Diego International Film Festival
3:30 PM Stage: ¡Vuela!
6:00 PM San Diego Ballet: A Midsummer Night's Dream
6:00 PM Noche De Muertos Market
6:30 PM Documentary Film: Recuperando el Paraiso
7:00 PM Lecture and Book Signing: Luis González Palma
7:00 PM Stage: The Sound of Music
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: Dogman + Short: Cyclamen
7:30 PM Indian Music: Sammilan / A Jugalbandhi
7:30 PM Stage: Foxfire
7:30 PM Stage: Calafia At Liberty
8:00 PM German Film: Gundermann
Saturday, Oct 19
All Day Stage: Las Quinceañeras
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:30 AM Global Empowerment Summit
10:00 AM Arch in the Park
11:00 AM San Diego International Film Festival
11:00 AM Mexican Folk Art Cross Making Class
12:00 PM Dia de los Muertos At La Vista Memorial
12:00 PM Filipino-American History Celebration
12:00 PM Bahia Fest
12:30 PM Stage: ¡Vuela!
2:00 PM Lawn Program: House of Austria
2:00 PM North Coast Symphony: Russian Romance
2:00 PM Stage: The Sound of Music
4:00 PM Bridge of Love Fundraiser
4:00 PM 12th Annual Festival Of Lights
5:00 PM Armenian Culture Night
6:00 PM The Bulls of St. Agata Charge Little Italy
6:00 PM San Diego Ballet: A Midsummer Night's Dream
7:00 PM Opera: Aida
7:00 PM Refugee Songs: A Musical Journey
7:00 PM Stage: The Sound of Music
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: Italy Exported (Shorts)
7:30 PM Stage: Foxfire
7:30 PM Stage: Calafia At Liberty
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

Festivals & Fairs

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

Calendar
08/31/2019 - Pacific Islander Festival Luau
In celebration of PIFA's 25th Anniversary, we will host a PIFA luau at the Balboa Park Club!

Enjoy a night of traditional Pacific Islander food, entertainment and learn the history of PIFA.

Admission/Cost: $25

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

Saturday, August 31 - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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
10/19/2019 - 12th Annual Festival Of Lights
Come and enjoy Indian Culture in Balboa Park on October 19. Have your name written in four different Indian languages.

See the display of ancient lamps, beautiful dolls and Indian musical instruments. Women are encouraged to wear sarees.

Learn more about the revered Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth year anniversary.

Admission/Cost: Free - $5

Location:
Visitors Center
1549 El Prado
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA
MAP - [Park Map]

Saturday, October 19 - 4:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sdias.info
10/26/2019 - Encinitas Dia de los Muertos Celebration
In partnership with the City of Encinitas, Encinitas Friends of the Arts will be celebrating its 6th annual Encinitas Dia de la Muertos (Day of the Dead). In keeping with our mission, we believe this free family event will foster an appreciation and awareness of this significant Latino cultural celebration while uniting people of all backgrounds and traditions. The event draws more than 4,500 attendees each year from North County and greater San Diego County. The festival is geared toward families offering great performances by Mariachi bands and exciting Ballet Folklorico groups on stage. Plus art-making workshops, artist demonstrations, a Day of the Dead art exhibit by local students, food trucks and a low-rider car show. There will be a 10' Ofrenda in the Encinitas Library and Community Center, which will be open to all to contribute remembrances of loved ones.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Encinitas Community and Senior Center
1140 Oakcrest Park Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024
MAP

Saturday, October 26 - 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
10/26/2019 - City Heights El Dia de los Muertos
Celebrate a most colorful and artful El Dia de los Muertos in City Heights.

Along with family altares, cultural festivities include presentations from The Old Globe, Azteca Dancers, a participatory parade with Drummers Without Borders, Fern Street Circus, face painting, a Catrin and Catrina contest.

Make butterfly and skull masks with City Heights Puppet Project and more joys! Enjoy home cooked food.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
City Heights Weingart Library
3795 Fairmount
San Diego, CA 92105
MAP

Saturday, October 26 - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
10/19/2019 - Armenian Culture Night
Join us for Armenian Food, Music & Dancing!! Hosted by: SJG Parish Council, Ladies' Society, ACYO, Choir, Armenian Sunday School, and Gala Committee with Triple X Fraternity, United Armenians of SD, Knights & Daughters of Vartan,Homenetmen Scouts, Armenian Professionals of SD, and ARS Roubina Chapter.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
St John Garabed Armenian Apostolic Church
4473 30th St
San Diego, CA 92116
MAP

Saturday, October 19 - 5:00 PM
10/19/2019 - Bahia Fest
The Latin reggae-based lineup features live performances by Cultura Profetica, Rayawana, Alborosie, Somos Uno, Alika, E.N Young, and Leilani Wolfgramm.

Admission/Cost: $60 - $150

Location:
Embarcadero Marina Park North
400 Kettner Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Saturday, October 19 - 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
10/19/2019 - Dia de los Muertos At La Vista Memorial
The Most traditional and authentic Celebration of Life in San Diego County!

La Vista Historical Foundation is pleased to announce that internationally acclaimed Colombian musical group La Sonora Dinamita will perform at the 11th annual Día de los Muertos celebration on Saturday, October 19 at La Vista Memorial Park in National City.

This year's celebration also welcomes Olga de La Vega Fashion, Tijuana, B.C., showcasing "Weavers of Dreams," a collection of Mexican regional huipil, a traditional garment worn by indigenous women and cultural ensembles. We will introduce a saw dust carpet with several layers of color traditionally used for processions. This carpet will be traveling from Huamantla, Tlaxcala made by artisans who feature the largest sawdust carpets in Mexico.

The celebration will once again award prizes to the best traditional Catrina and altars. The celebration will award $500 to the most traditional Catrina and $1000 cash prize for the most elaborate altars built by visiting families to honor their deceased loved ones.

This year's newest contest invites performing arts, dance studios, and schools of fashion to participate in the largest procession, with a chance to win a $1,000 cash prize.

Admission/Cost: $5 - $75

Location:
La Vista Memorial Park
3191 Orange St.
National City, CA 91950
MAP

Saturday, October 19 - 12:00 PM
10/20/2019 - Sukkot Harvest Festival
The 7th Annual Sukkot Harvest Festival family event coincides with the last day of the week-long Jewish holiday of Sukkot, and is the Farm's biggest event of the year, inspired by the Jewish tradition of gathering community outdoors to celebrate the end of an abundant summer harvest and welcome in the fall season and all it brings. The Sukkot holiday is an ancient Jewish harvest festival reflecting themes of hospitality and the welcoming of strangers; like many of the farm's events, the festival will welcome people of all backgrounds. This year's festival theme is Sukkot Shalom, which means "sukkah of peace." The community is invited to meet under the sukkah (temporary shelter) for a day filled with live music, food, and activities for all ages. Happenings include a host of Jewish learning workshops, self-guided Farm Tours, Kids Zone, petting zoo, as well as numerous food vendor options for purchase. The music lineup includes Zzymzzy Quartet and Kavanah by Temple Solel

Admission/Cost: $9 - $18

Location:
Coastal Roots Farm
441 Saxony Road
Encinitas, CA 92024
MAP

Sunday, October 20 - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
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