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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: The World Tour
8:00 PM Stage: Guadalupe in the Guest Room
8:00 PM Stage: Guadalupe in the Guest Room
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 Cabrillo Festival
12:00 PM Oktoberfest in El Cajon
2:00 PM Sake Festival
3:30 PM Music/Dance: Capoeira Batizado
7:00 PM Dromia: Balkan Music and Dance
8:00 PM Stage: Guadalupe in the Guest Room
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: Guadalupe in the Guest Room
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
7:30 PM Stage: Guadalupe in the Guest Room
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
7:00 PM Discussion: Desegregating Mississippi
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
7:30 PM Music: Timbiriche
Friday, Oct 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Film: Selma
4:00 PM Oktoberfest in El Cajon
7:00 PM Fundraiser: All India Movement
7:30 PM 12th Annual San Diego Italian Film Festival
8:00 PM Stage: Guadalupe in the Guest Room
8:00 PM Stage: Guadalupe in the Guest Room
Saturday, Oct 6
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:30 AM Scout Day
12:00 PM Oktoberfest in El Cajon
3:00 PM Book Signing: The Distance Between Us
5:00 PM Food Fest: Solo Italiano
7:00 PM Film: Coco at Glen Abbey Memorial Park and Mortuary
7:30 PM 12th Annual San Diego Italian Film Festival
8:00 PM Stage: Guadalupe in the Guest Room
Sunday, Oct 7
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM Cooking Workshop: Kimchi Fermentation
12:00 PM Oktoberfest in El Cajon
5:30 PM San Diego Italian Film Festival Gala
7:30 PM Stage: Guadalupe in the Guest Room
7:30 PM 12th Annual San Diego Italian Film Festival
Monday, Oct 8
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM 12th Annual San Diego Italian Film Festival
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< Sunday, October 29, 2017 >


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
10:00 AM Oceanside Dia de los Muertos Dia de los Muertos, or "Day of the Dead," is an all-day community event with diverse cultural traditions, remembering and honoring deceased loved ones.

Dia de los Muertos, or "Day of the Dead," is an all-day community event. Dia de los Muertos is a special event with diverse cultural traditions, remembering and honoring deceased loved ones. Over twenty-five-thousand attendees will enjoy the largest festival of its kind in San Diego County.

The Mission will come alive at this free family-friendly event with entertainment, carnival rides, altar displays and a classic car show! Your children will be entertained all day with a variety of craft activities and exciting carnival rides. You won't want to miss out on over 90 diverse vendors, traditional food, chalk cemetery, and the classic car show showcasing trunk altars put on by the Por Siempre Car Club.

Free shuttle buses available.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Mission San Luis Rey
4050 Mission Ave
Oceanside, CA 92057
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Sunday, October 29 - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
12:00 PM Dia De Los Muertos: Mission Hills Methodist Church Mariachis, food, face painting, crafts, and culture. The Dia de los Muertos theme will include an altar in memory of loved ones.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Mission Hills United Methodist Church
4044 Lark Street
San Diego, CA 92103
MAP

Sunday, October 29 - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 296-1243 or visit: www.facebook.com
12:00 PM Dia De Los Muertos Celebation At Old Town Día de los Muertos, is celebrated in Old Town starting on the weekend prior to the actual dates of November 1 and 2. This holiday is considered to be one of the most important holiday's of the year by many in Mexico and other Latin American countries.

The unity between life and death is celebrated when families come together and offer hospitality to the spirits of their loved ones. This event is designed to celebrate the history, culture and heritage of the San Diego region and to pay homage to this very important and festive tradition. Old Town's diverse and historic legacy makes it the best site in San Diego to hold this celebration.

Old Town itself takes the place of the mercado, a traditional marketplace, providing goods, entertainment,
and regional foods. There will be entertainment and activities for participants of all ages to enjoy.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
4002 Wallace St.
San Diego, CA
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Dates and times:
Saturday, October 28 - 10:00 AM to 9:15 PM
Sunday, October 29 - 10:00 AM to 8:15 PM
Wednesday, November 1 - 10:00 AM to 9:30 PM
Thursday, November 2 - 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.parks.ca.gov
2:00 PM Lawn Program: House of Scotland The House of Scotland hosts its annual Lawn Program on the last Sunday of October. The date is selected for its nearness to Halloween which evolved from the Celtic festival of Samhain. Entertainment includes performances by the House of Scotland Pipe Band, the Ceilidh Band, Highland Dancers and "Bydand Forever," a re-enactment group of 1880 Gordan Highlanders.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Hall of Nations
2191 W Pan American Rd.
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Sunday, October 29 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 234-0739 or visit: www.sdhpr.org
2:00 PM Book Signing: A Paris All Your Own Join authors Eleanor Brown, Michelle Gable, Jennifer Coburn and Maggie Shipstead for a panel discussion of their book A Paris all Your Own, an inspiring and charming compilation of essays by a collection of renowned authors on the "City of Light." The essays explore the different sides of Paris, from its reputation as the ultimate destination for romance, to the Parisians defying stereotypes with genuine kindness. Eleanor Brown, the editor of the anthology, will moderate the discussion. Books will be available for sale and signing. Sponsored by the Friends of the Carlsbad Library. Presented in partnership with Adventures by the Book.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Georgina Cole Library
1250 Carlsbad Village Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
MAP

Sunday, October 29 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

For more information, please call: (760) 434-2870 or visit: www.carlsbadca.gov
2:00 PM Muslim Community Center Open House An opportunity to visit a mosque, interact with Muslims, and learn about Islam.

The theme for this event is "Celebrating Our Diversity."

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Muslim Community Center of San Diego
14698 Via Fiesta
San Diego, CA 92127
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Sunday, October 29 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 756-5100 or visit: www.mccsandiego.org
2:00 PM Stage: A Midsummer Night's Dream San Diego City College stages one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies. "Witness the truest acts of love set against the backdrop of the 1950s where traditional pomp and circumstance clash with the finger-snapping beatnik fairy world of illusion and fantasy."

Admission/Cost: $10 - $15

Location:
Saville Theatre
San Diego City College
14th and C Street
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Dates and times:
Friday, October 27 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, October 28 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, October 29 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
2:00 PM Stage: Princess Diana For two weeks only, Patio Playhouse and the Seany Foundation present the San Diego premiere of Karen Sokolof Javitch and Elaine Jabenis' musical about the life of Princess Diana, her courtship and marriage to Prince Charles, her tumultuous relationship with the royal family, and her tragic death.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $20

Location:
Patio Playhouse Theatre
116 S. Kalmia Street
Escondido, CA 92025
MAP

Dates and times:
Friday, October 20 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 21 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 22 - 2:00 PM
Friday, October 27 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 28 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 29 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.patioplayhouse.ticketleap.com
2:00 PM San Diego Arab Film Festival This year's San Diego Arab Film Festival features films from Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, USA and France. The Festival opens and closes with two very different films from Egypt, one a tense drama (Mawlana) and the other a quirky, personal look at friendship, grieving and loss (Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim). Two films from and about Palestine (Stitching Palestine and 1948: Creation and Catastrophe) will be presented by the filmmakers who will take questions from the audience after their respective screenings. For the first time, the Festival is offering a film that addresses issues of the Arab Diaspora in France. Tour de France focuses on the contentious relationship between an Arab rapper and a blustering French xenophobe (played by Gerard Depardieu) as they travel together through southern France. See below for more films from Morocco, Tunisia and Lebanon.

And, the San Diego Arab Film festival will pay tribute to Jack Shaheen who passed away in July. His book and film Reel Bad Arabs were groundbreaking studies of how Arabs have been portrayed in American cinema.

Admission/Cost: $5 - $10

Location:
AMC Mission Valley
1640 Camino Del Rio North
San Diego, CA 92108
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, October 28 - 2:00 PM
Sunday, October 29 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please call: (888) 262-4386 or visit: www.sandiegoaff.org
4:00 PM Music: Japanese Chorus Kaguya Japanese Chorus Kaguya is holding its 6th annual concert, featuring traditional Japanese children's songs, J-pop, classical and choral music.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Encinitas Library
540 Conrnish Dirve
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Sunday, October 29 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please call: (760) 753-7376 or visit: www.googlegroups.com
5:00 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
7:30 PM Music: Keali'i Reichel Born and raised on Maui, the musician has a passion for the language and culture of Hawaii and presents new compositions of Hawaiian music.

To order tickets by phone call (800) 745-3000.

Admission/Cost: $55

Location:
Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
2241 Shelter Island Dr.
San Diego, CA
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Sunday, October 29 - 7:30 PM

For more information, please visit: www.humphreysconcerts.com
8:00 PM Music: Crosscurrents Zakir Hussain says of Crosscurrents, "The influence of Indian classical music on jazz is widely known. Less known, however, is the influence of jazz on the popular music of India. Jazz first came to India by way of the Hollywood musicals of the 1930s and' 40s and quickly influenced the music of India's burgeoning film industry. The improvisational nature of jazz was familiar to Indian composers and musicians, who found a way to incorporate jazz harmonies and chord progressions into their work. As a few decades passed, and as the West was enjoying the inspiration of Indian classical music, certain musicians came to influence popular music in India in a big way. Among these are jazz pianist Louiz Banks, jazz guitarist Sanjay Divecha, and superstar composer/vocalist Shankar Mahadevan."

CROSSCURRENTS
Zakir Hussain, tabla
Dave Holland, bass
Chris Potter, saxophone
Shankar Mahadevan, vocals
Louiz Banks, keyboards
Sanjay Divecha, guitar
Gino Banks, drums

Admission/Cost: $23 - $73

Location:
Balboa Theatre
868 Fourth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Sunday, October 29 - 8:00 PM

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