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Sunday, Oct 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 AM Ikebana Exhibition
10:00 AM Martial Arts Day
12:00 PM Asayake Taiko Tryouts
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
2:30 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
6:00 PM World Music Series
Tuesday, Oct 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
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
6:00 PM Border Films & Food
7:00 PM Book Signing: Arjun Singh Sethi - American Hate
7:00 PM Stage: Julius Caesar
7:00 PM Stage: Holmes & Watson
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: Holmes & Watson
Friday, Oct 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Classical Indian Violin-Viola Duet
8:00 PM Stage: Metamorphosis
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
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
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 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: Julius Caesar
4:30 PM Stage: Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame
6:30 PM Paella Cooking Workshop
7:00 PM Stage: Julius Caesar
7:00 PM Stage: Holmes & Watson
Monday, Oct 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Holmes & Watson
6:00 PM World Music Series
Tuesday, Oct 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Wednesday, Oct 31
7:00 PM Stage: Holmes & Watson
Thursday, Nov 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Holmes & Watson
Friday, Nov 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM City Ballet Tchaikovsky Spectacular
8:00 PM Stage: Metamorphosis
8:00 PM Stage: Holmes & Watson
Saturday, Nov 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Metamorphosis
8:00 PM Stage: Holmes & Watson
Calendar

< Friday, June 8, 2018 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Spotlight

One Book - One San Diego events

Stage

Guadalupe in the Guest Room
Until October 28, 2018

Macbeth
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 County Fair The San Diego County Fair offers all of the deep-fried foods-on-a-stick, rides, animals and games you've experienced at other state and county fairs, but this fair is also known for world-class exhibits in fine art, photography, woodworking, jewelry/gems and minerals, home and hobby, and the Paul Ecke Jr. Flower & Garden Show...not to mention an unsurpassed view of the Pacific Ocean from the Ferris Wheel! The Toyota Summer Concert Series at the San Diego County Fair features nationally recognized entertainment every night; the entertainment lineup is usually announced in late March. With an additional eight stages located throughout the grounds, you're sure to find a band, dance troupe, DJ or comedian to suit your fancy!

This year's fair features numerous Latino performing artists and groups.

Admission/Cost: Free - $19 per day. Many discount packages and ticket deals can be found.

Location:
Del Mar Fairgrounds
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, California 92014
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Dates and times:
Every Day (except Mondays and Tuesdays) from June 1 - July 4 (Exceptions - Fair is also open Monday, July 2 and Tuesday July 3)
11:00 AM to 11:00 PM, except: June 1 - 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM and July 4 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sdfair.com
10:00 AM Art: Maru Lopez Trunk Show Mingei favorite Maru López will showcase her bold jewelry during an exclusive, one-day-only trunk show. From her signature resin earrings to new experiments in metalwork, Maru's handmade pieces are unique in every way. Take this opportunity to shop her one-of-a-kind creations, learn about her intricate process and support local craft.

The Puerto Rican designer Maru López has always felt the need to create, learning the art of lace making at the age of 6. Piano, dancing and painting were among the diverse things that Maru explored as a teenager while deciding what path to take. She decided to follow her passion for history and obtained a BA in Latin American History from the University of Puerto Rico. After some years working in a cultural institution in Puerto Rico, she became restless and decided it was time for a change and embarked for NYC, where she obtained a fashion degree from Parsons School of Design. She later returned to her home island and actively participated in the emerging independent design scene. With a group of young Puerto Rican designers, she organized and took part in various fashion shows and art markets. In 2007, Maru felt the winds of change once more and set off for Florence, Italy, where she completed a three-year course in contemporary jewelry at Alchimia Scuola di Gioielleria Contemporanea. After finishing her studies, she remained at the school as part of the faculty. In November 2012, she moved once more and settled in San Diego, California, where she still resides. Maru's work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout Europe and the United States. She makes jewelry pieces inspired by everyday things that most take for granted or forget, but that are full of memories of moments past and stories lived. From fabric to metal to resin to found objects and vintage finds, her works are colorful, one-of-a-kind pieces that playfully reinvent the antique jewelry seen in Italy's museums.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Mingei International Museum
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
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Friday, June 8 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 239-0003 or visit: www.mingei.org
1:00 PM Film Out LGBT Film Festival Filmout San Diego presents the 20th annual LGBT Film Festival featuring 45 films screened during the four-day festival. Councilmember Chris Ward will officially kick off the opening night festivities. Additionally, four of these films have San Diego talent involved. The KPBS-funded and community-supported documentary San Diego's Gay Bar History will be making its World Premiere prior to screening on the television network. Preceding the documentary will be two other short films directed by local filmmakers, Deviant and Saltwater Baptism. Lastly, local resident Patrick Zeller is the lead actor in the World Premiere of the film Say Yes. There are some international films also featured in the festival.

Festival Schedule:
Thursday, June 7th—
7:00pm Ideal Home

Friday, June 8th—
1:00 PM Al Berto
3:15 PM Mario
5:30 PM To A More Perfect Union: U.S. v Windsor
7:00 PM Golden Boy
9:30 PM Devil's Path

Saturday, June 9th—
11:00 AM Best of LGBT Shorts - Volume 1
1:15 PM Say Yes
3:30 PM Wild Nights with Emily
5:30 PM The Fabulous Allan Carr
7:30 PM Still Waiting in the Wings
9:45 PM M/M

Sunday, June 10th—
11:00 AM Best of LGBT Shorts - Volume 2
1:15 PM San Diego's Gay Bar History
3:15 PM Freelancers Anonymous
5:15 PM Every Act of Life
7:15 PM Anything

Admission/Cost: $10 - $50 (Passes Available)

Location:
The Observatory
2891 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92104
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Dates and times (first film screenings):
Thursday, June 7 - 7:00 PM (Opening Night Film)
Friday, June 8 - 1:00 PM
Saturday, June 9 - 11:00 AM
Sunday, June 10 - 11:00 AM

For more information, please visit: www.filmoutsandiego.com
5:00 PM St. Spyridon Greek Festival This annual gathering offers a variety of Greek cuisine, handmade pastries, and traditional Greek coffee, all within the festive atmosphere of music and dance. Live bands will perform both traditional and contemporary Greek music, and youth dance troupes wearing folk costumes will showcase their skills throughout the weekend.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church
3655 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92103
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Dates & times:
Friday, June 8 - 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Satruday, June 9 - 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, June 10 - 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 297-4165 or visit: www.sdgreekfestival.com
6:00 PM Exhibit Opening Lecture: Epic Tales from Ancient India Join us as Swami Sarvapriyananda, Minister of the Vedanta Society of New York, discusses spiritual liberation as it relates to the Museum's exhibition Epic Tales from Ancient India. Vedanta is concerned with timeless truth and posits that no religion has a monopoly on truth or revelation.

Admission/Cost: Free - $40

Location:
San Diego Museum of Art
1450 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
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Friday, June 8 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 696-1941 or visit: www.sdmart.org
7:30 PM Stage: Peter Gynt The young Peer Gynt, cocky, rebellious, and sharply irreverent, leaves his family's home to venture out on his own. His journey becomes a quest and a lifelong pursuit of…himself. On the way he meets up with a host of characters, commits crimes, travels to North Africa and eventually, as a middle aged man, returns home. Though he doesn't deserve it, the woman who loves him is waiting for him there.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $20
Registration for this event is required by June 9th. Visit the registration page for details.

Location:
Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre
UCSD
San Diego, CA
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Dates and times:
Wednesday, June 6 - 7:30 PM
Thursday, June 7 - 7:30 PM
Friday, June 8 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 9 - 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Once Lamb's Players present the Tony Award-winning musical (music and lyrics, Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, book by Enda Walsh) about Guy, an Irish busker, and Girl, a Czech flower seller. They become a songwriting team and fall in love. But mostly from afar. Kerry Meads directs, with musical direction by G. Scott Lacy.

Admission/Cost: $28 - $78

Location:
Lamb's Players Theatre
1142 Orange Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118
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Ongoing from Friday, June 8 until Sunday, July 22 - 2018
Wednesdays, Thursdays - 7:30 PM
Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 4:00 PM
Wednesdays & Sundays - 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.lambsplayers.org
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