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Monday, Jun 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM Mi Casa Su Casa, Or How to get 175 Roommates
4:00 PM Stage: Unanswered Questions
7:00 PM Stage: El Nogalar
7:30 PM Stage: Lifegate
7:30 PM Stage: El Umbral de Lilith
7:30 PM Stage: Twelve Nights with Viola & Olivia
8:15 PM Shakespeare Film Screenings At The Globe
9:00 PM Stage: Awkward but Graceful
9:00 PM Comedy: Emil Amok Guillermo
Tuesday, Jun 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM Stage: Papá Está en la Atlántida
7:00 PM Film: Refugee Kids
7:30 PM Japanese Cabaret
8:00 PM Theater: King Richard II
9:30 PM Book Signing: Lisa Dickey
Wednesday, Jun 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM Stage: El Umbral de Lilith
6:00 PM Lessons: Argentine Tango
6:00 PM Food & Drink Festival: Sarap Tikman
6:00 PM Stage: Sakhisizwe Edutainment
6:00 PM Movie: Queen of Katwe
6:00 PM Stage: Will
6:15 PM Music: Fred Benedetti & George Svoboda
7:00 PM Studio Ghibli Summer Festival
7:30 PM Stage: Awkward but Graceful
8:00 PM Theater: King Richard II
8:00 PM Stage: Aida
9:00 PM Stage: Eleanor's Story
9:00 PM Stage: Unanswered Questions
9:00 PM Stage: A Duet of Filipino American Myths
Thursday, Jun 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Studio Ghibli Summer Festival
4:00 PM Stage: Dr. Svetlana
4:00 PM Stage: Lifegate
4:00 PM Stage: El Umbral de Lilith
7:30 PM Mi Casa Su Casa, Or How to get 175 Roommates
7:30 PM Japanese Cabaret
7:30 PM Stage: Will
7:30 PM Book Signing: Nina George
8:00 PM Theater: King Richard II
8:00 PM Stage: Aida
9:00 PM Stage: Twelve Nights with Viola & Olivia
10:30 PM Comedy: Emil Amok Guillermo
Friday, Jun 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM Stage: A Duet of Filipino American Myths
4:00 PM Stage: Papá Está en la Atlántida
7:30 PM Stage: Nations of San Diego
8:00 PM Theater: King Richard II
8:00 PM Stage: Aida
9:00 PM Japanese Cabaret
Saturday, Jul 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM Stage: Papá Está en la Atlántida
1:00 PM Sports: Rugby USA Eagles Vs Canda
2:30 PM Stage: Twelve Nights with Viola & Olivia
6:00 PM Stage: Nations of San Diego
6:30 PM Music: Rebelution and Collie Buddz
7:30 PM Stage: Sakhisizwe Edutainment
7:30 PM Stage: Will
7:30 PM Mi Casa Su Casa, Or How to get 175 Roommates
8:00 PM Theater: King Richard II
8:00 PM Stage: Aida
9:00 PM Stage: Lifegate
9:00 PM Japanese Cabaret
10:30 PM Stage: Dr. Svetlana
10:30 PM Stage: A Duet of Filipino American Myths
Sunday, Jul 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:30 AM Stage: Lifegate
11:30 AM Stage: Unanswered Questions
12:00 PM Book Signing: Qudeen the Magnificent
2:30 PM Japanese Cabaret
3:00 PM Music: Henry Kapono
4:00 PM Stage: Awkward but Graceful
7:30 PM Music: Paquita La Del Barrio
7:30 PM Stage: Papá Está en la Atlántida
8:00 PM Theater: King Richard II
Monday, Jul 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Jul 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Theater: King Richard II
Wednesday, Jul 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Studio Ghibli Summer Festival
8:00 PM Theater: King Richard II
Thursday, Jul 6
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Studio Ghibli Summer Festival
7:30 PM Film: Challah Rising In The Desert (The Jews Of New Mexico)
8:00 PM Theater: King Richard II
Friday, Jul 7
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Theater: King Richard II
Saturday, Jul 8
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Mercado Del Sol At Bazaar Del Mundo
7:30 PM Italian Film: An Almost Perfect Town
8:00 PM Theater: King Richard II
Sunday, Jul 9
All Day CONCACAF Gold Cup
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Bastille Day Lawn Program
2:00 PM Music: Chini & Camberos
8:00 PM Theater: King Richard II
San Diego's Chicano Park
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If you've never visited San Diego's Chicano Park, you might imagine that it is just another typical park: grass and trees, playgrounds and picnic tables, weekend gatherings of families and friends. However, unlike other parks, Chicano Park is steeped in a profound sociopolitical history of Chicano life in our city.

By Jordan Tresham and Tom Johnston-O'Neill
Photos by Shimona Carvalho


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In 1973, Salvador Torres' idea of covering the drab concrete pillars and walls with murals was put into action. Due to efforts of local artists and artists from Mexico, Los Angeles and Sacramento, Torres' dream became a reality over the next seven years (For a complete list of artists and murals, go to www.chicano-park.org and click on "Murals").

In 1977, a Kiosko (kiosk) in the style of a Mayan Temple was built as a center for dance and music performances, weddings, music, and a variety of other sorts of gatherings. Local icon Ramon "Chunky" Sanchez even wrote a theme-song, the Chicano Park Samba, to musically relay the story of their treasured park. With much love and appreciation pouring into Chicano Park, it quickly became the hub of Chicano culture in San Diego.
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Though other issues have arisen and new struggles have been endured, to this day Chicano Park stands as a reminder of the pride and solidarity of our city's Chicano community. It is a testament to the power of community action over bureaucracy. It serves as a resonant reminder to all minorities that to be an American citizen does not require the relinquishing of cultural identity.
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