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Thursday, Jul 18
All Day Comic-Con International
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:30 PM Stage: Comedy of Errors
6:30 PM Sephardic Cooking Class
7:30 PM Film: Made in Italy
8:00 PM Music: Natalia Lafourcade
8:00 PM Stage: As You Like It
8:00 PM Stage: Avenue Q
Friday, Jul 19
All Day Comic-Con International
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM Chicano-Con
5:00 PM San Diego Opera: The Golden Age of Spain
5:30 PM Stage: Comedy of Errors
6:30 PM Breaking Borders At Comic-Con
7:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd
7:00 PM Film: Crazy Rook
8:00 PM Stage: As You Like It
8:00 PM Stage: Avenue Q
9:00 PM A Night of Flamenco
Saturday, Jul 20
All Day Comic-Con International
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM Chicano-Con
1:00 PM New Americans Museum Tour
4:00 PM Reggae Fest With Ziggy Marley
5:00 PM Athenaeum Fundraiser: Anat Cohen and Marcello Gonçalves
5:30 PM Stage: Comedy of Errors
6:00 PM Overseas Filipino American Artist Showcase
7:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd
8:00 PM Film: The Man Who Bought The Moon
8:00 PM Stage: As You Like It
8:00 PM Stage: Avenue Q
Sunday, Jul 21
All Day Comic-Con International
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:30 AM Film: Sergeant Pepper
12:00 PM San Diego Reggae Vegan Fest
12:00 PM Chicano-Con
2:00 PM House of Colombia Lawn Program
2:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd
3:00 PM Stage: Avenue Q
6:00 PM Stage: Les Misérables
7:00 PM Music: Allison Adams Tucker & Danny Green
8:00 PM Stage: As You Like It
Monday, Jul 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Book Signing: Tory Bilski
8:00 PM Stage: Avenue Q
Tuesday, Jul 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Wednesday, Jul 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Thursday, Jul 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Yoichi Nakama Art Exhibit Opening and Workshop
4:00 PM Talk: Roberto Martínez
5:30 PM Stage: Comedy of Errors
7:00 PM Music Tribute to Mongo Santamaría & Jack Costanzo
8:00 PM Stage: Avenue Q
Friday, Jul 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Book Signing: Jean Guerrero - Crux
5:00 PM The Golden Age of Spain Concert, Film and Art
5:30 PM Stage: Comedy of Errors
7:00 PM Music: Bulevar Descaega
7:00 PM La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival
7:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd
8:00 PM Film: Volver
8:00 PM Stage: Avenue Q
Saturday, Jul 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Oral History Workshop: Jiātíng Gùshì
12:00 PM Vista Japanese Obon Festival
2:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd
5:30 PM Stage: Comedy of Errors
7:00 PM La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival
7:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd
8:00 PM Stage: Avenue Q
Sunday, Jul 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM House of Peru Lawn Program
12:00 PM Vista Japanese Obon Festival
2:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd
3:00 PM Stage: Avenue Q
7:00 PM Music: Led Kaapana
8:30 PM Film: Selena
Monday, Jul 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Jul 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Wednesday, Jul 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Book of the Month and Book Club Selections
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The Participant Observer Book of the Month is: Accordion Revolution: A People's History of the Accordion in North America from the Industrial Revolution to Rock and Roll by Bruce Triggs. Accordion Revolution is about more than an instrument: it's a living, breathing restoration of the squeezebox to its rightful place at the roots of North America's popular music.

Before the dawn of rock & roll, the accordion ranked among North America's most popular instruments. Arriving in the arms of immigrants, nearly every ethnicity on the continent played the squeezebox: Irish, Scottish, French, German, Eastern European, Latino, Jewish. The instrument packed barn dances, jazz clubs, and recital halls, and was heard in Norteño groups on the Mexican frontier; Creole string bands in New Orleans, and Inuit square dances above the Arctic Circle. Portable, cheap, and loud, accordions became the soundtrack for modernity as the music industry exploited them on records, radio, film, and television.

Millions of people played accordions until a disastrous combination of economics, demographics, and electronic instruments nearly erased them from mainstream culture. Emerging from exile with a new generation of followers, this book invites beginner or seasoned accordionists and music fans in general to rediscover a forgotten legion of little-known artists. With an eye for colorful characters and a sharp sense of humor, accordion historian Bruce Triggs uncovers the hidden back-story of the squeezebox in everyone's closet—Amazon

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