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Saturday, Sep 22
All Day Pacific Islander Festival
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM Sports: Free Aikido Workshop
10:00 AM Vista Viking Festival
10:00 AM Community Building: YMCA Welcoming week
10:00 AM Lao Boat Racing Festival
12:30 PM International Harvest Dance Festival
5:30 PM Harvest Masquerade Regency Ball
6:00 PM House of China Moon Festival
6:00 PM Art: Salvador Dali Exhibit
6:00 PM Art Night Women in Central Asia
6:00 PM Stage: Death by Dessert
7:00 PM Film and Dinner: Wajib
7:00 PM Music: Tasnifkhani with Kourosh Taghavi
8:00 PM Stage: Blithe Spirit
9:30 PM Comedy: Ronny Chieng
Sunday, Sep 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day Pacific Islander Festival
10:00 AM Vista Viking Festival
12:30 PM International Harvest Dance Festival
1:00 PM Art: Salvador Dali Exhibit
1:00 PM Stage: Death by Dessert
2:00 PM Family Moon Festival
2:00 PM Stage: Blithe Spirit
3:00 PM Music: Night of Parisian Music
3:00 PM Stage: The Trial of Richard III
4:00 PM Sing-a-Long with the Mikado
7:00 PM Stage: Blithe Spirit
Monday, Sep 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Sep 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 PM Film: Black Panther
7:00 PM Film: The Registry
Wednesday, Sep 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:00 PM Film: Out of Africa
6:00 PM Film: Coco
6:00 PM Discussion: What Diplomats Do and Why it (Still) Matters
6:00 PM Film: Notorius
6:15 PM Music: Fred Benedetti
7:00 PM Art: Parsha Poster
7:00 PM Stage: Blithe Spirit
7:30 PM Book Signing: Crazy Rich Asians
Thursday, Sep 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:45 AM Booked for Lunch: Kevin Kwan
6:00 PM Cooking Workshop: Donburi Bowls
6:30 PM Art: Torero! Artivista! Viva La Revolucion
8:00 PM Stage: Blithe Spirit
Friday, Sep 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
3:30 PM Cabrillo Festival
4:00 PM La Mesa Oktoberfest
4:00 PM Oktoberfest in El Cajon
6:30 PM Italian Film Festival Launch Party
7:30 PM Music: An Evening of Hindustani Classical Music
8:00 PM Dance: Mystic India
8:00 PM Stage: Blithe Spirit
Saturday, Sep 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM Youth Festival of Indian Music & Dance
10:00 AM Art: Bonsai Show
10:00 AM La Mesa Oktoberfest
11:00 AM Carbillo Festival
12:00 PM Oktoberfest in El Cajon
2:00 PM Sake Festival
2:00 PM Sake Festival
3:30 PM Music/Dance: Capoeira Batizado
7:00 PM Dromia: Balkan Music and Dance
8:00 PM Stage: Blithe Spirit
Sunday, Sep 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Encinitas Oktoberfest
10:00 AM Art: Bonsai Show
10:00 AM La Mesa Oktoberfest
11:00 AM Sukkort Harvest Festival
11:00 AM House of Scotland Lawn Program
12:00 PM Oktoberfest in El Cajon
2:00 PM Stage: Blithe Spirit
6:00 PM Discussion: Fighting for Cyber Supremacy in an Age of Extremism
6:30 PM Film: King Lear
7:00 PM Stage: Blithe Spirit
Monday, Oct 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Oct 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Wednesday, Oct 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM 12th Annual San Diego Italian Film Festival
Thursday, Oct 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM 12th Annual San Diego Italian Film Festival
Friday, Oct 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Film: Selma
4:00 PM Oktoberfest in El Cajon
7:30 PM 12th Annual San Diego Italian Film Festival
Calendar

< Tuesday, October 17, 2017 >


All Day Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden Take advantage of an opportunity to visit the Japanese Friendship Garden at no cost today. As a public service, Park organizations offer free admission on a rotating basis on the first four Tuesdays of the month to San Diego City and County residents (with ID), and active military and their dependents.

Please note: Some museums may offer complimentary admission to their permanent collections only, and charge admission to special exhibitions or films.

Also note: Some museums may require ID for minors.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Japanese Friendship Garden
2215 Pan American Road
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Third Tuesday of the Month - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 232-2721 or visit: www.niwa.org
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Spotlight

One Book - One San Diego events

Stage

Avenue Q
Until September 30, 2018

Mama Mia!
Until February 24, 2019

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

Emotions and Landscapes
Until August 11, 2018

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

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

Europe: Secrets of the Old Masters
Ongoing until July 20

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
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Jewels of India Exhibit Centuries of Opulence: "Jewels of India" features 50 remarkable gemstone jewelry pieces—on loan from a private collection—that have rarely been seen in public. Showcasing more than 300 years of adornment in India, the exhibit explores the original sources of the diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires and other gems that decorate these jeweled pieces. It also explores their religious and cultural symbolism, the wars fought for them, and the historical tradition of gemology—the study of gems.

Admission/Cost: ???

Location:
Gemological Institute of America
5345 Armada Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Ongoing from October 13, 2017 until March 1, 2018
Mondays - Fridays: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.gia.edu
6:30 PM Book Discussion: Sandcastle Girls The library book club discusses this year's One Book One San Diego selection, "The Sandcastle Girls" by Chris Bohjalian.

The Sandcastle Girls is a sweeping historical love story steeped in Chris Bohjalian's Armenianheritage Laura Petrosian is a novelist living in suburban New York. Although her grandparents' ornate Pelham home was affectionately nicknamed 'The Ottoman Annex', Laura has never really given her Armenian heritage much thought. But when an old friend calls, claiming to have seen a newspaper photo of Laura's grandmother promoting an exhibit at a Boston museum, Laura embarks on a journey back through her family's history that reveals love, loss and a wrenching secret that has been buried for generations.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
La Vida Real
11588 Via Rancho San Diego
El Cajon, CA 92019
MAP

Tuesday, October 17 - 6:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 660-5370
6:30 PM Film: "On the Bride’s Side" (Io Sto con la Sposa) Introductions and post screening dialogue with the audience led by SDSU Professor and KPBS blogger Rebecca Romani. The screenings take place in Neil Morgan Auditorium at Central Library.

A Palestinian poet and an Italian journalist meet five Palestinians and Syrians in Milan who entered Europe via the Italian island of Lampedusa after fleeing the war in Syria. They decide to help them complete their journey to Sweden, and hopefully avoid getting themselves arrested as traffickers, by faking a wedding. Directed by Antonio Augugliaro and Gabriele del Grande, 90 minutes, Italy/Netherlands, 2014.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
San Diego Central Public Library
330 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Tuesday, October 17 - 6:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 236-5817
7:00 PM How Best to Tour Africa This free presentation will cover topics such as venues, guides, transportation, tour types, wildlife safari, primate encounters, treks/hikes/climbs, Indian Ocean adventures, Victoria Falls excursions, Nile Valley, tamer Africa, ancillary interests, timing, costs, safety, and more, followed by Q & A. The presenters are Mike Donovan and Andrea Radke, tour experts having many years of experience living, working, and traveling in Africa.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Adventure 16 Solana Beach
142 S. Cedros Avenue
Solana Beach, CA 92075
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Tuesday, October 17 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please call: 1(888) 502-3742 or visit: www.liondogafricansafaris.com
7:00 PM Kumeyaay Ethnobotany: Shared Heritage Of The Californias For thousands of years, the Kumeyaay people of northern Baja California and Southern California have made their homes in the diverse landscapes of the region, interacting with native plants and continuously refining their botanical knowledge.

Join anthropologist and author of "Kumeyaay Ethnobotany," Michael Wilken-Robertson and photographer Deborah Small as they explore the remarkable interdependence between native peoples and native plants of the Californias.

With vivid photographs and lively narratives, this new book shares the ever-relevant ethnobotanical wisdom of native plant specialists with future generations.

Tickets are $9 for members and $12 for non-members. A book signing for "Kumeyaay Ethnobotany" will take place after the lecture in the museum store.

Admission/Cost: $9 - $12

Location:
San Diego Natural History Museum
1788 El Prado
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA
MAP

Tuesday, October 17 - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM Stage: Pirates of Penzance Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera about a duty-bound pirate coming of age, the Pirates of Penzance features the return of San Diego Opera favorite bass-baritone Greer Grimsley as the Pirate King. He will be joined by his real-life wife, the mezzo-soprano Luretta Bybee, in her company debut as Ruth. The two of them will be joined by their real-life daughter, soprano Emma Grimsley, also in her company debut, as Mabel. Returning bass-baritone Patrick Carfizzi, last seen as Henry Kissinger in 2014's Nixon in China, returns as Major-General Stanley. Stage Director Seán Curran returns to stage the production and conductor Evan Rogister makes his company debut leading the orchestra. The score will be sung in English with English text projected above the stage.

Admission/Cost: $30 - $300

Location:
San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Saturday, October 14 - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, October 17 - 7:00 PM
Friday, October 20 - 7:00 PM
Sunday, October 22 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 570-1100 or visit: www.sdopera.org
7:30 PM Art: German Art of the 20th Century This October, Cornelia Feye, former director of arts education at the Athenaeum, presents a series of four lectures on 20th-century German art.

After World War I, the art movement Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity) emerged as a reaction to the horrors of the war. Main artists in this group were Max Beckmann, Georg Grosz, Otto Dix, and Käthe Kollwitz. Walter Gropius founded the Bauhaus School of art and design in Weimar in 1919. Its international faculty included Vassily Kandinsky, Josef Albers, and Paul Klee. It strove to connect high art and industrial design and architecture.

Admission/Cost: $14 - $19

Location:
Athenaeum Music and Arts Library
1008 Wall Street
San Diego, CA 92037
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Tuesday, October 17 - 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 454-5872 or visit: www.ljathenaeum.org
8:00 PM Music: Cafe Tacvba With rare objection, Café Tacvba is credited far and wide as the preeminent band to have arisen from the rock en español movement of the early '90s. The Mexican four-piece unfortunately isn't well characterized by the rock en español tag, for the "rock music sung in Spanish" descriptor does little justice to the stylistic diversity and creative strides showcased by Café Tacuba over the course of their career.

The band employs a standard rock lineup of guitar/bass/drums with vocals, certainly, but the members also incorporate electronics as well as exotic instrumentation into their music, which encompasses styles as divergent as punk and ballads, as well as regional Mexican and ambient electronica.

Admission/Cost: $55

Location:
The Observatory
2891 University Ave.
San Diego, CA
MAP

Dates and times:
Tuesday, October 17 - 8:00 PM
Wednesday, October 18 - 8:00 PM
9:00 PM Music: Clachan Boys The 'Clachan Boys' are two incredibly talented musicians, Brian Caldwell and Paul Castellanos. Brian's robust vocals and Paul's incredible versatility with stringed instruments combine to produce some of the best Celtic music in Southern California. Playing everything from frolicking pub music and private parties to haunting ballads and house concerts, the pair have a unique flair for captivating any crowd.

Age Limit: 21+

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
O'Sullivan's Irish Pub
118 East Grand Avenue
Escondido, CA 92025
MAP

Dates and times:
Tuesday, October 24 - 9:00 PM
Sunday, October 29 - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, October 31 - 9:00 PM

For more information, please call: (760) 737-0954 or visit: www.osullivansescondido.com
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