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Friday, Jun 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day San Diego County Fair
All Day San Diego International Fringe Festival
10:00 AM Celebrate Immigrants in San Diego
7:00 PM Storytelling: Highland Games
8:00 PM Film: Schonefeld Boulevard
8:00 PM Stage: Mamma Mia!
8:00 PM Stage: The Tempest
Saturday, Jun 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day San Diego County Fair
All Day San Diego International Fringe Festival
9:00 AM 45th Annual San Diego Scottish Highland Games
9:00 AM Art Workshop: Indian Miniature
9:30 AM Origami and Haiku Workshop
10:00 AM 16th Annual Art Club Show
8:00 PM Music: Jungle Fire
8:00 PM Film: Let Yourself Go (Lasciati Andare)
8:00 PM Stage: Mamma Mia!
11:55 PM Film: Spirited Away
Sunday, Jun 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day San Diego County Fair
All Day San Diego International Fringe Festival
9:00 AM 45th Annual San Diego Scottish Highland Games
10:30 AM Film: Das Wunder Von Bern
12:00 PM House of Sweden Midsummer Celebration
12:30 PM Book Signing: Priscilla Lister
1:00 PM Juneteenth Block Party
2:00 PM Book Signing: Lenore Wade
6:30 PM Documentary: On Her Shoulders
7:00 PM Music: Pandora y Yuri
8:00 PM Music: Seu Jorge
8:00 PM Stage: Mamma Mia!
Monday, Jun 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day San Diego International Fringe Festival
Tuesday, Jun 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day San Diego International Fringe Festival
6:00 PM Lecture: NAFTA and U.S.-Mexico Relations
7:00 PM Stage: The King and I
Wednesday, Jun 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day San Diego County Fair
All Day San Diego International Fringe Festival
6:00 PM Film: Wild Strawberries
6:00 PM Film: Murder on the Orient Express
6:30 PM Film: Coco
7:00 PM Stage: The King and I
8:00 PM Music: Andy Statman
8:00 PM Stage: Mamma Mia!
Thursday, Jun 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day San Diego County Fair
All Day San Diego International Fringe Festival
10:30 AM Music: The Bayou Brothers
1:00 PM Art: Decoding the Language of Chinese Ceramics
1:00 PM Summer Reading Program: Japan 101
6:00 PM Italian Formaggio e Vino
6:30 PM Film: The Black Monk
7:00 PM Discussion: Sephardic Philosophy
7:30 PM Stage: The King and I
7:30 PM Raucous Japanese Puppetry
8:00 PM Stage: Mamma Mia!
Friday, Jun 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day San Diego County Fair
All Day San Diego International Fringe Festival
7:00 PM Stage: Sense and Sensibility
7:00 PM Music: Sono
7:30 PM Stage: The King and I
8:00 PM Film: Monsoon Wedding
8:00 PM Stage: Mamma Mia!
Saturday, Jun 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day San Diego County Fair
All Day San Diego International Fringe Festival
12:00 PM Festival of International Food, Dessert and Beer
7:00 PM Stage: Sense and Sensibility
7:30 PM Stage: The King and I
8:00 PM Stage: Mamma Mia!
Sunday, Jul 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day San Diego County Fair
All Day San Diego International Fringe Festival
2:00 PM Stage: Sense and Sensibility
3:00 PM Independence Festival at the Border
6:30 PM Stage: The King and I
8:00 PM Music: The Young Dubliners
Monday, Jul 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: The Tempest
Tuesday, Jul 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Wednesday, Jul 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day San Diego County Fair
Thursday, Jul 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Discussion: Sephardic Philosophy
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< Thursday, October 5, 2017 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Stage

Mama Mia!
Until June 30, 2018

Avenue Q
Until July 1, 2018

Once
Until July 22, 2018

The Tempest
Until July 22, 2018

Exhibitions and Art

Epic Tales from Ancient India
Until September 3, 2018

The Big White Dress
Until July 1, 2018

Israel: 70 Years of Craft and Design
Until September 3, 2018

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

Kids Meet Mandarin
Ongoing Fridays

Chinese Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Spanish Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Bilingual Storytime
Ongoing Fridays

Classes and Workshops

African Djembe Drumming
Ongoing Wednesday

Irish Gaelic Conversation Circle
Ongoing Tuesdays

Tai Chi Workshop
Ongoing Saturdays

Shakespeare&Tea
Ongoing Sundays

African Dance Class
Ongoing Sundays

Dancing With The Brush: Chinese Brush Painting And Calligraphy
Ongoing Tuesdays

Middle-Eastern Drum and Belly Dance Class
Ongoing Mondays

Salsa Class
Ongoing Tuesdays

Urban Art & More
Ongoing Tuesdays

Mandarin Meetup
Ongoing Wednesdays

Cultural Tours and Excursions

Tequila, Tacos, & Tombstones: Old Town Tour
ongoing Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Tijuana Street Food Tour
ongoing Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays

Puerto Nuevo Lobster Dinner
ongoing Saturdays

Tijuana Seafood Tour
ongoing Fridays and Sundays

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum & Garden Tour
Ongoing, every 1st Saturday of each month

Little Italy Culinary Tour
Ongoing Saturdays

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

Lucha Libre Mexican Wrestling in Tijuana
Ongoing, Select Fridays

Tijuana Street Art Trek with Panca
Ongoing, Select Saturdays

Tijuana Brewery Tour
Ongoing, Select Saturdays

Tijuana Market Hop
Ongoing, Select Sundays

Tijuana Foodie Adventure
Ongoing Saturdays,Tuesdays,Sundays

Caesar's Restaurant & Downtown Tijuana Tour
Ongoing Fridays and Sundays

Ensenada Mexico Pacific Ocean Coastal Tour

Baja Mexico Grand Tour

Tijuana Foodie Adventures

Other

Flamenco Performance
Until December 29, 2018

Tea with The Bard
Ongoing, first Sunday of each month

Kirtan Musical Meditation
Ongoing, Thursdays

Dances of Universal Peace
Ongoing Saturdays

12:00 AM Annual Meeting of the Southwest Seminar on Colonial Latin America The annual meeting of the Southwest Seminar on Colonial Latin America will take place at UC San Diego from October 5th to 7th, 2017. The Southwest Seminar is a collaborative effort among specialists from across the U.S. Southwest dedicated to promoting innovative approaches to the study of colonial Latin America. The Seminar's annual meetings serve as venues to exchange ideas and to encourage collegiality and conviviality among colonial Latin Americanists of varied backgrounds and with diverse research interests. Participants will present new works in progress, including dissertation chapters, articles in development, or sections of larger works. The eminent Latin American historian Eric Van Young will serve as senior commentator for the 2017 meeting.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Seuss Room, Geisel Library UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr
La Jolla, CA 92093
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Dates and times:
Thursday, Octobert 5 - 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, October 6 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, October 7 - 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 534-1996 or visit: www.ucsd.edu
3:00 PM San Diego International Film Festival The San Diego International Film Festival is the region's premier film event and one of the leading stops on the independent festival circuit. SDIFF offers a totally unique film experience; including world premieres, never before seen studio releases, the best in independent filmmaking and a full schedule of glamorous parties and intimate events with filmmakers. Join us Downtown at the Balboa Theater for opening night, Regal Cinema and the ArcLight UTC for screenings and featuring the beautiful Pendry San Diego as our Festival Headquarters.
See website for dates and times.

Admission/Cost: $16 - $600

Screening Locations:
ArcLight La Jolla, UTC
4425 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122
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Regal Cinema Gaslamp
475 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Wednesday, October 4 - 6:00 PM
Thursday, October 5 - 3:00 PM
Friday, October 6 - 12:00 PM
Saturday, October 7 - 10:00 AM
Sunday, October 8 - 10:00 AM

For more information, please call: (619) 818-2221 or visit: www.sdfilmfest.com
6:00 PM Book Signing: The Sandcastle Girls Join us for a discussion of the 2017 One Book, One San Diego selection, "The Sandcastle Girls" by Chris Bohjalian.

In his fifteenth book, The Sandcastle Girls, he brings us on a very different kind of journey. This spellbinding tale travels between Aleppo, Syria in 1915 and Bronxville, New York in 2012—a sweeping historical love story steeped in the author's Armenian heritage, making it his most personal novel to date.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Poway Branch Library
13137 Poway Rd.
Poway, CA 92064
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Thursday, October 5 - 6:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 513-2900 or visit: www.sdcl.org
6:00 PM Global Social Hour: Democracy, Local Roots, and Global Impact The Global Social Hour Series provides a unique opportunity for globally minded San Diegans to engage in conversation with international visitors in a casual setting. Engage with mayors, congressional representatives, and other government experts from 20 countries while networking with globally minded San Diegans. There will be welcoming remarks by City of Coronado's Mayor Richard Bailey. The international delegates will be visiting San Diego under the auspices of the U.S State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program and are from Belize, Brazil, Burma, Croatia, Ethiopia, Guyana, India, Israel, Kenya, Macedonia, Nepal, Nigeria, the Philippines, Russia, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Venezuela.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $5

Location:
John D. Spreckels Center
1019 7th Street
Coronado, CA 92118
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Thursday, October 5 - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

For more information, visit: www.sandiegodiplomacy
6:00 PM Lecture: Crisis of Commemoration This three-panel talk aims to spark dialogue about the first contact experiences between Indigenous Peoples and Europeans in the Americas focusing on the continued debates around the celebrations and commemorations of Columbus and Cabrillo and the struggle to recognize Indigenous People's Day.

The three speakers are Dr. Kevin Terraciano, Professor of History at UCLA; Dr. Ray Ashley, President and CEO of the San Diego Maritime Museum; and Frank Salazar, Cultural Collections & Program Manager of the Imperial Valley Desert Museum. UC San Diego, Institute of the Americas, Hotel Auditorium.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
UCSD: University of California San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
San Diego, CA 92093
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Thursday, October 5 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

For more information, visit: www.eventbrite.com
7:00 PM Book Discussion: Open for Business UCSD's Dr. Richard Feinberg will discuss his book, Open for Business: Rebuilding the New Cuban Economy. The free event will feature Latin music by Israel Maldonado and Cuban desserts. Sponsor is Friends of the Point Loma Library.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Point Loma Library
3701 Voltaire Street
San Diego, CA 92107
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Wednesday, October 11 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 531-1539 or visit: www.sandiego.librarymarket.com
7:30 PM Italian Film: La Pazza Gioia Beatrice is a motor-mouthed fantasist, a self-styled billionaire countess who likes to believe she's on intimate terms with world leaders. Donatella is a tattooed introvert, a fragile young woman locked in her own misery. Both are patients at the Villa Biondi, a progressive psychiatric clinic full of eccentric characters. Paolo Virzě's new film tells the story of the unpredictable and moving friendship between the two women as they flee the mental institution in search of love and happiness in the open-air nuthouse — the world of so-called sane people.

Admission/Cost: $8 - $12

Location:
Museum of Photographic Arts
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
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Thursday, October 5 - 7:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 238-7559 or visit: www.sandiegoitalianfilmfestival.com
7:30 PM Music: Danilo Perez The Athenaeum Jazz at TSRI fall series begins on Saturday, October 7, with a special celebration of the 100th birthday of jazz giant Thelonious Monk by Danilo Pérez with Ben Street and Adam Cruz, featuring Pérez on piano, Street on bass, and Cruz on drums.

Monk is universally regarded as one of jazz's greatest icons and his enduring influence is still paramount today.

Admission/Cost: $30 - $99

Location:
The Auditorium at The Scripps Research Institute
10620 John Jay Hopkins Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
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Saturday, October 7 - 7:30 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 784-1000 or visit: www.ljathenaeum.org
7:30 PM Stage: Anon(ymous) SDSU Department of Theatre stages Naomi Iizuka's drama, based on Homer's Odyssey, about Anon. The young refugee escapes his war-torn country and washes up on an American shore, where he "encounters characters both kind and cruel in a perilous journey to find home and his family." Randy Reinholz directs.

Admission/Cost: $17 - $20

Location:
SDSU Experimental Theatre
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182
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Dates and times:
Friday, September 29 - 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, September - 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Thursday, October 5 - 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday, October 6 - 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, October 7 - 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Sunday, October 8 - 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM


For more information, please call: (619) 594-6884 or visit: www.sa1.seatadvisor.com
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