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Tuesday, Oct 16
All Day Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
All Day Free Admission to Mingei International Museum
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:30 AM Food: Onigiri Action
5:30 PM Film: Filipino Americans: Discovering Their Past for the Future
Wednesday, Oct 17
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Holmes & Watson
Thursday, Oct 18
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:30 AM Italian for Travelers Workshop
7:00 PM Music and Dance: Ballet Folklórico de México
8:00 PM Stage: Holmes & Watson
8:00 PM Stage: Macbeth
Friday, Oct 19
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:15 AM Conference: Pilipinx American History Month
2:00 PM Film: Selma
4:00 PM Film: Au Revoir Là-Haut
6:00 PM Rancho Penasquitos Oktoberfest
7:00 PM Film: Burkinabe Rising
7:00 PM Sights & Sounds of Australia
7:00 PM Movie: Coco
7:00 PM Contra Dance
8:00 PM Dance: The Jungle Book
8:00 PM Music: Metalachi
8:00 PM Stage: Macbeth
8:00 PM North Park Playwright Festival
8:00 PM Stage: Holmes & Watson
Saturday, Oct 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:30 AM Park Origins at Mission Trails Regional Park
10:00 AM Workshop: Piñatas and Nichos
10:00 AM Ikebana Exhibition
1:00 PM Festival Of Lights - 11th Annual Diwali Celebration
1:00 PM Dia de los Muertos Workshop
2:00 PM Salsa On The Beach
2:00 PM Lecture on Ah Quin
2:00 PM 10th Annual Dia De Los Muertos Festival
2:00 PM Stage: Holmes & Watson
2:00 PM Talk: Susie Lan Cassel - The Chinese Exclusion Era
2:00 PM La Vista Dia de Los Muertos
4:00 PM Annual Kapolioka'ehukai Annual Pa'ina
5:00 PM Film & Food: Street Food Cinema - Coco
7:00 PM Opera: The Marriage of Figaro
7:00 PM Lecture Series: History of Opera
7:00 PM Afro-Cuban Music & Dance Party
7:00 PM Music: Amanda Miguel y Diego Verdaguer
8:00 PM Stage: Julius Caesar
8:00 PM Stage: Disney's Hunchback Of Notre Dame
8:00 PM North Park Playwright Festival
8:00 PM Stage: Macbeth
8:00 PM Dance: The Jungle Book
8:00 PM Stage: Holmes & Watson
Sunday, Oct 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 AM Ikebana Exhibition
9:30 AM Park Origins at Mission Trails Regional Park
10:00 AM Martial Arts Day
1:00 PM Stage: Disney's Hunchback Of Notre Dame
2:00 PM Lawn Program: House of Austria
2:00 PM Stage: Julius Caesar
2:00 PM North Park Playwright Festival
2:00 PM Stage: Macbeth
2:30 PM Dance: The Jungle Book
4:00 PM Sangeetha Kala Mani Geetha Ramanathan Bennett Memorial Concert
4:30 PM Stage: Disney's Hunchback Of Notre Dame
7:00 PM Stage: Julius Caesar
7:00 PM Stage: Holmes & Watson
7:30 PM Tabla Solo Concert with Abhiman Kaushal
Monday, Oct 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM World Music Series
Tuesday, Oct 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Julius Caesar
7:00 PM Opera: The Marriage of Figaro
Wednesday, Oct 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM Little Soldiers: A Story on China’s Education System
6:00 PM Film: Eat Pray Love
7:00 PM Book Signing: Arjun Singh Sethi - American Hate
7:00 PM Stage: Julius Caesar
7:00 PM Stage: Holmes & Watson
9:30 PM Park Origins at Mission Trails Regional Park
Thursday, Oct 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:30 PM Book Signing: Arjun Sethi - Bearing Witness
7:00 PM Songs of Irish Heroes
7:00 PM Talk: History of Opera
8:00 PM Stage: Macbeth
8:00 PM Stage: Holmes & Watson
Friday, Oct 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Opera: The Marriage of Figaro
7:30 PM Classical Indian Violin-Viola Duet
8:00 PM Stage: Metamorphosis
8:00 PM Stage: Macbeth
8:00 PM North Park Playwright Festival
8:00 PM Stage: Julius Caesar
8:00 PM Stage: Holmes & Watson
11:00 PM Music: Maykel Blanco y Su Salsa Mayor
Saturday, Oct 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM FilAmFest: Filipino American Arts & Culture Festival
10:00 AM Orchid Kokedama Workshop
11:00 AM Balboa Park Halloween Family Day
11:00 AM Day of the Dead Festival North Park
12:00 PM Filipino-American History Celebration
12:00 PM Encinitas Dia de los Muertos
1:00 PM Talk: Ancient Indulgences - Salt
2:00 PM Stage: Holmes & Watson
2:00 PM Stage: Julius Caesar
5:00 PM Dia De Los Muertos Skull Art Show
6:00 PM The Bulls of Sant'Agata Charge Little Italy
7:30 PM Japanese Pop Culture Party
8:00 PM Stage: Macbeth
8:00 PM North Park Playwright Festival
8:00 PM Stage: Metamorphosis
8:00 PM Stage: Julius Caesar
8:00 PM Stage: Disney's Hunchback Of Notre Dame
8:00 PM Stage: Holmes & Watson
Sunday, Oct 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Setting Sun Sake Fall Garden Party
1:00 PM Stage: Disney's Hunchback Of Notre Dame
2:00 PM Stage: Metamorphosis
2:00 PM Opera: The Marriage of Figaro
2:00 PM North Park Playwright Festival
2:00 PM Stage: Macbeth
2:00 PM Stage: Julius Caesar
2:00 PM Stage: Holmes & Watson
4:30 PM Stage: Disney's Hunchback Of Notre Dame
7:00 PM Stage: Julius Caesar
7:00 PM Stage: Holmes & Watson
Monday, Oct 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM World Music Series
Calendar

< Monday, February 12, 2018 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Spotlight

One Book - One San Diego events

Stage

Guadalupe in the Guest Room
Until October 28, 2018

Mama Mia!
Until February 24, 2019

* Note: newest and shorter run productions can be found in our regular calendar listings.

Exhibitions and Art

Here & There
Until Sunday,December 30

World in Porcelain Exhibit
Until January 19, 2019

Arts Of South And Southeast Asia
Ongoing until January 31, 2019

Walking Tour of Asian Pacific Historic District
Ongoing, every 2nd Saturday of each month

Arts of Iran
Until January 31, 2019

Art of East Asia
Until December 31, 2019

Art Of The 20th Century
Ongoing until December 31, 2019

German Expressionism
Ongoing until December 31, 2019

Barrio Art Crawl
Ongoing, every 2nd Saturday of each month

Free Admission to Mingei International Museum
Ongoing, 3rd Tuesday of each month

Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
Ongoing, 3rd Tuesday of each month

Kids

Classes:Children's West African Drumming
Ongoing Tuesdays

Kids Meet Mandarin
Ongoing Fridays

Chinese Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Spanish Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Bilingual Storytime
Ongoing Fridays

Classes and Workshops

Argentine Tango Series
Ongoing Wednesdays until October 3

French Bench
Until Saturday, December 15

Capoeira Angola de Sao Bento Grande
Ongoing Saturday

West African Dance Class
Ongoing Sunday

Mahjong Lessons
Ongoing Thursdays

Ki Energy Healing Clinic
Ongoing Wednesdays

Emei Qigong Practice
Ongoing Saturdays

Middle-Eastern Drum & Belly Dance Class
Ongoing until December 17

Kokedama Workshop
Ongoing every 1st and 3rd Tuesday

Irish Gaelic Conversation Circle
Ongoing Tuesdays

Tai Chi Workshop
Ongoing Saturdays

African Dance Class
Ongoing Sundays

Salsa Class
Ongoing Tuesdays
All Day San Diego Jewish Film Festival The 28th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival runs February 8-18. The 11-day event is the largest Jewish cultural event in San Diego and draws over 17,000 attendees annually to more than 70 screenings. Features San Diego film premieres, international guest filmmakers, and juried and audience choice awards. Screenings will be shown at five locations. This year the festival will showcase a total of 58 films of the best contemporary Jewish-themed films from around the world celebrating life, human rights and freedom of expression.

Admission/Cost: $12.25 - $15.25, Festival pass $275

Full Festival Schedule

Search for Individual Films (note: choose film and then the date):


Location:
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Drive
San Diego, CA 92037
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Ongoing from February 8 to 18, 2018

For more information, please call: (858) 362-1348 or visit: www.sdcjc.org
9:00 AM 16th Annual Paper Theatre Festival This scale-model educational toy is being rediscovered and celebrated at a free festival and exhibition in the Seuss Room of Geisel Library UC San Diego.

Paper theatre, which is also called "table top theatre" or "toy theatre," dates back to the Victorian Era. Families constructed these theatres from poster kits with scripts, scenery sheets, as well as paper doll "actors."

In the Victorian Era, theatrical playhouses printed fine souvenir posters showing the architectural elements of their theatre. Aspects of set design were shown on the posters along with representations of actual actors of the company (shown in costume from any particular production). Condensed scripts accompanied these poster kits, and paper doll players were soon seen in lively productions on table tops in homes, while introducing many aspects of theatre arts to producers and performers of all ages.

From these posters families and hobbyists would cut out the proscenium, the curtain, etc., to create a scale model of a specific theatre. These paper theatre hobbyists ended up learning much about scenic design, lighting effects, sound effects, music cues, acting and directing—all through this paper theatre toy.

Theatre-goers often bought these paper theatre posters as souvenirs promoting an actual production they saw. Those living far from the theatre district ordered paper theatres from a catalog and had them delivered to their homes in town as an educational toy. A lot of cutting and pasting was involved but hours of educational fun and artistic exploration would follow. The many two-dimensional layers of a paper theatre add up to something with surprising depth and charm.


Exhibit and accompanying live events of this Paper Theatre Festival are free and open to the public.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Geisel Library
UCSD
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
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Dates and times:
Saturday, February 10 - 12:00 noon to 5:00 PM
Sunday, February 11 - 12:00 noon to 5:00 PM
Monday, February 12 - 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM

For more information, please call (858) 822-5758
10:00 AM Seaworld Lunar New Year Join in a family-fun event celebrating the Lunar New Year with Pan-Asian entertainment and food. "The sights, sounds and aromas of Asia will come alive at this premier cultural celebration." Enjoy a Chinese acrobat show along with local performers, artisans and culinary offerings. As 2018 is the Year of the Dog, the park will feature a new Puppy Garden where you can cuddle and take photos with puppies while learning about adopting animals from local shelters.

Admission/Cost: $69.99

Location:
Seaworld
500 Sea World Drive
San Diego, CA 92109
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Saturday, February 10 until Sunday, February 25, 2018
Mondays through Sundays - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 226-3901 or visit:10:00 AM
Lecture: The Romance Of Ruins: American Painters And The Italian Landscape The ancient Greek and Roman ruins that dot the Italian landscape from the Roman Campagna to Paestum and Sicily provided an irresistible lure for many American painters throughout the nineteenth century.

Artists such as Washington Allston, Thomas Cole, George Inness, Frederick Edwin Church, Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Moran and countless others took inspiration from the tangible echoes of the Classical past to create romantic evocations of a vanished civilization.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Timken Museum of Art
1500 El Prado
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
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Monday, February 12 - 10:00 AM

12:00 PM 16th Annual Paper Theatre Festival This scale-model educational toy is being rediscovered and celebrated at a free festival and exhibition in the Seuss Room of Geisel Library UC San Diego.

Paper theatre, which is also called "table top theatre" or "toy theatre," dates back to the Victorian Era. Families constructed these theatres from poster kits with scripts, scenery sheets, as well as paper doll "actors."

In the Victorian Era, theatrical playhouses printed fine souvenir posters showing the architectural elements of their theatre. Aspects of set design were shown on the posters along with representations of actual actors of the company (shown in costume from any particular production). Condensed scripts accompanied these poster kits, and paper doll players were soon seen in lively productions on table tops in homes, while introducing many aspects of theatre arts to producers and performers of all ages.

From these posters families and hobbyists would cut out the proscenium, the curtain, etc., to create a scale model of a specific theatre. These paper theatre hobbyists ended up learning much about scenic design, lighting effects, sound effects, music cues, acting and directing—all through this paper theatre toy.

Theatre-goers often bought these paper theatre posters as souvenirs promoting an actual production they saw. Those living far from the theatre district ordered paper theatres from a catalog and had them delivered to their homes in town as an educational toy. A lot of cutting and pasting was involved but hours of educational fun and artistic exploration would follow. The many two-dimensional layers of a paper theatre add up to something with surprising depth and charm.

Exhibit and accompanying live events of this Paper Theatre Festival are free and open to the public.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Geisel Library
UCSD
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, February 10 - 12:00 noon to 5:00 PM
Sunday, February 11 - 12:00 noon to 5:00 PM
Monday, February 12 - 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM

For more information, please call (858) 822-5758
6:00 PM Music: Dornob As part of the SDSU Music Department's World Music Series, Dornob will present classical, folk, and original music from Iran.

Dornob is a collective of musicians who've been playing Iranian music(s) in San Diego since 1985. Their goals, in addition to friendship and fun, include learning the musical tradition, fostering creativity, and crossing cultural bridges.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $20

Location:
J. Dayton Smith Recital Hall
SDSU Music Building
5500 Campanile Dr.
San Diego, CA 92182
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Monday, February 12 - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.facebook.com
6:00 PM Talk: The Racial Glass Ceiling Roy L. Brooks, JD, Warren Distinguished Professor of Law at USD and author of "Racial Injustice in the Age of Obama" and "When Sorry Isn't Enough: The Controversy Over Apologies and Reparations for Human Injustice," will discuss themes from his new book, "The Racial Glass Ceiling: Subordination in American Law and Culture." (Yale University Press, 2017.) In this work Brooks explores the socioeconomic, judicial and cultural conditions confronted by African Americans today, defining the problem as one of racial subordination, or "the act of impeding racial progress in pursuit of nonracist interests," and offering a solution that draws upon distinctively American virtues.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location
Mother Rosalie Hill Hall
Warren Auditorium
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA
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Monday, February 12 - 6:00 PM
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