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Saturday, Oct 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 AM Leif Erickson Tournament
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
4:00 PM Annual Kapolioka'ehukai Pa'ina
5:00 PM Film & Food: Street Food Cinema - Coco
6:30 PM Music & Dance: The Four Seasons of Tango
7:00 PM Opera: The Marriage of Figaro
7:00 PM Afro-Cuban Music & Dance Party
7:00 PM Music: Amanda Miguel y Diego Verdaguer
7:30 PM Music: Paris Chansons
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 Dance: The Jungle Book
8:00 PM Stage: Holmes & Watson
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
Calendar

< Friday, October 19, 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
10:15 AM Conference: Pilipinx American History Month Looking for a Pilipinx event in North San Diego County? October is Pilipinx American History Month (PAHM) and MiraCosta College is following up last year's inaugural PAHM events with a half-day conference entitled Building PAHMilya ("Pamilya" is the Tagalog word for family). PAHM's mission is to build an inclusive community, foster belonging and provide a platform for Pilipinx-American students to impact change and promote history, culture and opportunities.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
MiraCosta College
One Barnard Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056
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Friday, October 19 - 10:15 AM to 3:15 PM
2:00 PM Film: Selma A 2014 historical drama film directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Paul Webb. It is based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by James Bevel, Hosea Williams, Martin Luther King, Jr. and John Lewis. The film stars actors David Oyelowo as King, Tom Wilkinson as President Lyndon B. Johnson, Tim Roth as George Wallace, Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King, and Common as Bevel.

This event is part of San Diego Public Library's programming for this year's One Book, One San Diego, where they will explore themes of civil rights, social justice and discrimination.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Pacific Beach/Taylor Branch Library
4275 Cass Street
San Diego, CA 92109
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Monday, November 19 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 581-9934 or visit:
www.pblibraryfriends.org
4:00 PM Film: Au Revoir Là-Haut Our Night in October Event at Mesa will be a great opportunity to learn French culture, socialize and have fun!

Attendees will watch the film Au Revoir Là-Haut, which translates to "See You Up There."

The event will include:
• Free Film Screening
• Free Food, Drinks and Candy
• Games and Prizes
• Costume Contest (Grand Prize)
• Cultural Presentation

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
French Club
Room G101
San Diego Mesa College
7250 Mesa College Dr
San Diego, CA 92111
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Friday, October 19 - 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM
6:00 PM Rancho Penasquitos Oktoberfest Come hungry for a feast of German foods (bratwurst sausage, red cabbage, sauerkraut, potato salad, coleslaw, roll, apple strudel) and spirits from the Biergarten. Then, get ready for exciting fun by learning Bavarian folk dances and instruction in yodeling. It's a load of fun!

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Hilltop Community Park
9711 Oviedo Way
Rancho Penasquitos, CA
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Friday, October 19 - 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
7:00 PM Film: Burkinabe Rising This new documentary from Cultures of Resistance Films showcases creative nonviolent resistance in Burkina Faso. A small, landlocked country in West Africa, Burkina Faso is home to a vibrant community of artists and engaged citizens, who provide an example of the type of political change that can be achieved when people come together. It is an inspiration, not only to the rest of Africa, but also to the rest of the world.

Through music, film, ecology, visual art and architecture, the people featured in this film are carrying on the revolutionary spirit of Thomas Sankara. After assuming the presidency in 1983, Sankara was killed in a 1987 coup d'état led by his friend and close advisor Blaise Compaoré, who subsequently ruled the country as an autocrat for twenty-seven years. In October 2014, a massive popular insurrection led to his removal. Today, the spirit of resistance is mightier than ever in Burkina Faso.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
WorldBeat Cultural Center
Balboa Park
2100 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101
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Friday, October 19 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 230-1190
7:00 PM Sights & Sounds of Australia The FPC Arts Series is pleased to present a delightful musical and visual adventure by Janice and Béla Féher. Béla's photos of springtime Australia—the coastal city of Sydney with its iconic opera house, the unique skyscrapers of Melbourne—will accompany Jan's organ selections by Australian-born composers, such as Barrie Cabena and George Thalben-Ball.

Age limit: 18+

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
First Presbyterian Church
320 Date Street
San Diego, CA 92101
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Friday, October 19 - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM Movie: Coco Come to Tierrasanta Community Park for Summer Movies in the Park presented by Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers. We will be showing Coco (PG)!

Bring your blankets, picnics and lawn chairs for a fun night for the whole family! Come early to get a good seat and enjoy the park!

Pre-movie activities begin at 7:00 PM. The movie will start about 15 minutes after sunset.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Tierrasanta Community Park
11220 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92124
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Friday, October 19 - 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM Contra Dance Come join us for modern American folk dancing to live music. No partner necessary, no experience necessary. Live music by Crooked and calling by JoAnn Koppany. Beginner's lesson at 7:30 PM, open dancing from 8:00 PM. While we don't sell tickets in advance, the link below provides more information about contra dancing and has a video showing pieces from a variety of dances.

Admission/Cost: $10

Location:
Trinity United Methodist Church
3030 Thorn Street
San Diego, CA 92104
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Friday, October 19 - 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
8:00 PM Dance: The Jungle Book San Diego Ballet's artistic director, Javier Velasco, creates a thrilling blend of ballet, jazz, hip hop and giant puppets to bring Rudyard Kipling's beloved tale of friendship to life. Join Mowgli and his animal pals as they tumble through the jungle, get wrapped up in the coils of Kaa, the snake, and fight off the menacing Sher Khan, the tiger. Fun for the entire family!

Muffins With Mowgli: Join us onstage directly after our Sunday Matinee performance. A reception for kiddos and adults alike! Take photos, get autographs and mingle with your favorite dancer/Jungle Book Characters. Lemonade and treats for all!

Admission/Cost: $15

Location:
Lyceum Theatre
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Friday, October 19 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 20 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 21 - 2:30 PM & 4:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sdrep.org
8:00 PM Music: Metalachi On a hot summer night in Veracruz Mexico, circa 1982, Consuela Espinoza stumbled out of her dilapidated shanty and into Rock 'n Roll history. What began as an innocent night of snorting horse tranquilizers in a hotel room with seven members of the village jai alai team went on to produce the greatest metal band to ever live. Unhampered by a steady regime of tequila and ill-advised sumo lessons, nine months later five bastard children were born. Unable to care for her hungry offspring and concerned that motherhood would seriously interfere with her Tuesday night Karaoke league, Consuela hastily packed the babies into the saddlebags of a burro and sent her children off to America in search of a better life. Against all odds, 14 years later, and nearly dead from dehydration, the burro knelt down to drink from the stagnant waters of the Rio Grande just outside of Juarez Mexico—mere yards from the U.S. border. With one fleeting burst of energy the brothers Espinoza cinco climbed from their leather restraints and scampered the vast reach of the river, collapsing onto the sweet amber hue of American soil. As if by destiny, lodged in the sand beneath their tanned faces was a record sleeve upon which were the words Paranoid and Black Sabbath. For many years to follow, this definitive black metal album served not only as a teacher and a mentor...but also as a friend. From these bleak and humble begins grew the seed that would eventually be the band we know today.

Admission/Cost: $20

Location:
Belly Up Tavern
143 S. Cedros Avenue
Solana Beach, CA 92075
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Friday, October 19 - 8:00 PM
8:00 PM North Park Playwright Festival North Park Vaudeville presents its sixteenth annual festival of new short plays by playwrights from around the world, presented by over 40 actors and 20 directors. There will be a different program each weekend.

Admission/Cost: $14

Location:
North Park Vaudeville and Candy Shoppe
2031 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92104
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, October 5 until Sunday, October 28, 2018
Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Holmes & Watson North Coast Repertory Theatre is challenging even the most astute mystery buffs to solve the riddle posed by Holmes & Watson.

Cleverly conceived by Jeffrey Hatcher, this West Coast premiere dares Dr. Watson to discern which of three men is the missing Sherlock Holmes. Fast-paced, thrilling and full of twists and turns, it promises to keep audiences on the edge of their seats.

It's elementary—this show will sell out quickly, so order your tickets now. Already extended due to popular demand.

• Previews Begin: Wednesday, Oct. 17
• Opening Night: Saturday, Oct. 20, 8:00 PM
• Special Talkback: Friday, Oct. 26, (Featuring cast and artistic director)

Admission/Cost: $42 - $53

Location:
North Coast Repertory Theatre
987 Lomas Santa Fe Dr., Ste. D
Solana Beach, CA
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from October 17 - November 17, 2018
Wednesdays & Sundays - 7:00 PM (except 10/17 @ 8:00 PM)
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday Matinees - 2:00 PM (no matinee shows on 10/21, 11/11, 11/16)
Additional Matinee - Wednesday, November 7 - 2:00 PM
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