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Friday, Oct 18
All Day Stage: Las Quinceañeras
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM A Conversation With Artist José-María Cano
10:30 AM Worshop: The Mexico-California and Mexico-Texas Relationships
12:00 PM San Diego International Film Festival
3:30 PM Stage: ¡Vuela!
6:00 PM San Diego Ballet: A Midsummer Night's Dream
6:00 PM Noche De Muertos Market
6:30 PM Documentary Film: Recuperando el Paraiso
7:00 PM Lecture and Book Signing: Luis González Palma
7:00 PM Stage: The Sound of Music
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: Dogman + Short: Cyclamen
7:30 PM Indian Music: Sammilan / A Jugalbandhi
7:30 PM Stage: Foxfire
7:30 PM Stage: Calafia At Liberty
8:00 PM German Film: Gundermann
Saturday, Oct 19
All Day Stage: Las Quinceañeras
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:30 AM Global Empowerment Summit
10:00 AM Arch in the Park
11:00 AM San Diego International Film Festival
11:00 AM Mexican Folk Art Cross Making Class
12:00 PM Dia de los Muertos At La Vista Memorial
12:00 PM Filipino-American History Celebration
12:00 PM Bahia Fest
12:30 PM Stage: ¡Vuela!
2:00 PM Lawn Program: House of Austria
2:00 PM North Coast Symphony: Russian Romance
2:00 PM Stage: The Sound of Music
4:00 PM Bridge of Love Fundraiser
4:00 PM 12th Annual Festival Of Lights
5:00 PM Armenian Culture Night
6:00 PM The Bulls of St. Agata Charge Little Italy
6:00 PM San Diego Ballet: A Midsummer Night's Dream
7:00 PM Opera: Aida
7:00 PM Refugee Songs: A Musical Journey
7:00 PM Stage: The Sound of Music
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: Italy Exported (Shorts)
7:30 PM Stage: Foxfire
7:30 PM Stage: Calafia At Liberty
Sunday, Oct 20
All Day Stage: Las Quinceañeras
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM San Diego International Film Festival
10:00 AM Sukkot Harvest Festival
10:30 AM German Film: Rocca Changes The World (Rocca Verändert Die Welt)
12:30 PM Stage: ¡Vuela!
2:00 PM Lawn Program: House of Czech & Slovak Republics
2:00 PM Stage: Foxfire
6:00 PM Music & Dance: Danyavaad & The Shimmy Sisters Reunion
6:00 PM Music: Ali Azimi
6:00 PM San Diego Ballet: A Midsummer Night's Dream
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: Benedetta Follia + Short: Scent of the Stars
7:30 PM Stage: Calafia At Liberty
Monday, Oct 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: Napoli Velata + Short: The Same Name
Tuesday, Oct 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM Film & Discussion: Puzzle
6:00 PM Coco: Sugar Skull Paint Night
7:00 PM Opera: Aida
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: Come un Gatto in Tangenzial + Short: The Loony Boxer
7:30 PM Book Signing: Kate Quinn
Wednesday, Oct 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:00 PM Wine Tasting: Northern Italy
6:00 PM French Film: Moka
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: Euforia + Short: Postcard
Thursday, Oct 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:00 PM Talk: Racism in German and American Cinema of the Twenties
6:00 PM UNA Discussion: Our Planet, Our Future
7:00 PM Book Signing: Rut Sepetys
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: A Casa Tutti Bene + Short: The Place of Happiness
8:00 PM Comedy: Dante Chang
Friday, Oct 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM Talk with Potter Shumpei Yamaki
2:00 PM Book Signing: J. Elke Ertle
6:00 PM Film & Discussion About Race, Mental Health & Community
7:00 PM Music: Clave Dura
7:00 PM Opera: Aida
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: Selfie + Shorts: Shine, Beauty
7:30 PM Stage: Amazing Adventures Of The Marvelous Monkey King
7:30 PM Stage: Foxfire
8:00 PM Comedy: Dante Chang
Saturday, Oct 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Balboa Park Halloween Family Day
11:00 AM City Heights El Dia de los Muertos
12:00 PM Encinitas Dia de los Muertos Celebration
2:00 PM Black Life: A Conversation
2:00 PM Stage: Sense & Sensibility
2:00 PM Stage: Amazing Adventures Of The Marvelous Monkey King
2:00 PM San Diego Symphony Plays Music from Coco
5:30 PM SDIFF Gala & Italy Exported Awards
7:30 PM Comedy: Dante Chang
7:30 PM Stage: Foxfire
7:30 PM Stage: Amazing Adventures Of The Marvelous Monkey King
8:00 PM Stage: Sense and Sensibility
9:30 PM Comedy: Dante Chang
Sunday, Oct 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM Kimchi Workshop
2:00 PM Opera: Aida
2:00 PM Stage: Sense & Sensibility
2:00 PM Stage: Foxfire
7:00 PM Keali'i Reichel
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: L’uomo Che Comprò la Luna
7:30 PM Stage: Amazing Adventures Of The Marvelous Monkey King
Monday, Oct 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM Population Aging and Korea’s Economy
Tuesday, Oct 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM In Celebration of Toni Morrison: Reflecting on a Legend
6:00 PM Coco: Sugar Skull Paint Night
Wednesday, Oct 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Thursday, Oct 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
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< Thursday, October 17, 2019 >


All Day Stage: Las Quinceañeras From the creators of the groundbreaking Waking La Llorona, Las Quinceañeras offers a surreal, immersive, multisensory exploration of the famed rite of passage undertaken by many Latinas on their 15th birthday. The mysterious Optika Moderna opens its doors once again after years of secrecy and seclusion, inviting participants to undergo their latest procedure "Proyecto (15)." Adventurous audiences can book an appointment to meet with Optika Moderna's staff of trained paranormal opticians. Within the lab, patients will experience a hallucinogenic journey into the early 1990s as they relive the fateful events surrounding the celebrations of multiple Quinceañeras.

A production by Optika Moderna / David Israel Reynoso, performances are part of the La Jolla Playhouse's San Diego Wow (Without Walls) Festival.

Admission/Cost: $20

Location:
Liberty Station
San Diego, CA
Festival Map

Dates and times:
Thursday, October 17 - Performances all day
Friday, October 18 - Performances all day
Saturday, October 19 - Performances all day
Sunday, October 20 - Performances all day
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Spotlight

One Book - One San Diego Events

Stage

Intimate Apparel
Until October 20, 2019

Noura
Until October 20, 2019

Man of La Mancha
Until October 27, 2019

Bad Hombres/Good Wives
Until October 27, 2019

* Note: newest and shorter run productions can be found in our regular calendar listings.

Exhibitions and Art

Hanjialin Bao - Between Black and White
Until January 26 2020

39th Annual International Art Exhibition
Until October 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

Places

Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
Ongoing, 3rd Tuesday of each month

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

Chicano Park Tour
Ongoing Saturdays and Sundays

Kids

Kids Meet Mandarin
Ongoing Fridays

Chinese Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Spanish Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Bilingual Storytime
Ongoing Fridays

Classes and Workshops

Capoeira Angola de Sao Bento Grande
Ongoing Saturdays

Mahjong Lessons
Ongoing Thursdays

Emei Qigong Practice
Ongoing Saturdays

Kokedama Workshop
Ongoing every 1st and 3rd Tuesday

Irish Gaelic Conversation Circle
Ongoing Tuesdays

Tai Chi Workshop
Ongoing Saturdays
All Day Hola Mexico Film Festival The San Diego Latino Film Festival will be hosting the Hola Mexico Tour 2019 at the Media Arts Center's Digital Gym. The film festival brings 9 of Mexico's recent hits and soon-to-be art-house classics to the Digital Gym Cinema. Over the course of the week, a variety of films are shown including:

• Las Niñas Bien
• Mirreyes vs. Godinez
• Ocho de Cad Diez
• Si Yo Fuera Tú
• La Boda de Mi Mejor Amigo
• Dulce Familia
• El Ombligo de Guie'dani
• Como Si Fuera la Primera Ve
• 108 Costuras

*All films are presented in Spanish with English subtitles.

Film screenings begin at 11:00 AM and continue into the evening of each day. The movies range between comedy, drama, revenge, family, marriage and more!

Admission/Cost: $8.50 to $11 for individual screenings. Passes available.

Location:
Digital Gym
Media Arts Center
2921 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92104
MAP

Dates and times:
From Friday, October 11 to Thursday, October 17
Films begin at 11:00 AM and continue throughout the day and evening.
Exact times for each day can be found HERE
10:00 AM Kokedama Japanese Moss Garden Workshop Instructor: Kanako Yamada | Kokedama is a traditional Japanese art form where moss is used as a container for a plant. Learn how to make your very own ball of moss-covered soil with arranged house plants. Enjoy a unique, fun-to-make Kokedama which gives people a peaceful and tranquil mind! Please register in advance.

Admission/Cost: $46 - $52

Location:
Bravo School of Art South Park
2963 Beech Street
San Diego, CA 92102
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Thursday, October 17 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
12:00 PM San Diego International Film Festival The Power of Perspective. Come Watch With Us. The San Diego International Film Festival features 200+ filmmakers gathering in San Diego to show their films every year. SDIFF celebrates film's power to create empathy via new perspectives that emerge from powerful and compelling storytelling. The festival showcases great stories, fresh voices and diverse points of view from around the world. Our line up includes world-premiers, never before seen studio releases, the best in independent filmmaking and a full schedule of parties and events with the filmmakers themselves. Great film sparks great dialogue, which is why we're dedicated to giving our audiences the unique opportunity to meet and ask questions of filmmakers after screenings, and informally meet-ups at a variety of parties and events. The festival culminates with the annual Night of the Stars Tribute, recognizing actors and filmmakers who have made a mark on the film industry, and the world, with their professional contributions.

Age limit: 18+

Admission/Cost: $16 - $600

Location:
Reading Gaslamp Cinema
701 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Tuesday, October 15 - 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Wednesday, October 16 - 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Thursday, October 17 - 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Friday, October 18 - 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Saturday, October 19 - 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Sunday, October 20 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
4:30 PM Stage: ¡Vuela! ¡Vuela! The title alone is a nod to the seemingly impossible. Four battered and injured birds desperately beat their wings in an attempt to return to flight alongside their flock as they flee the arrival of a hurricane. Not able to lift themselves more than a palm's length, they helplessly contemplate their luck at being abandoned by the rest, the model birds, the healthy and strong. Instantly, the most basic questions arise: How will they fetch water or food? Will they really be able to survive without the help of their tribe? This is a play about solidarity, teamwork and the ability to adapt and put on a brave face despite life's difficulties.

A production by Inmigrantes Teatro, performances are part of the La Jolla Playhouse's San Diego Wow (Without Walls) Festival.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Liberty Station
San Diego, CA
Festival Map

Dates and times:
Thursday, October 17 - 4:30 PM
Friday, October 18 - 3:30 PM
Saturday, October 19 - 12:30 PM
Sunday, October 20 - 12:30 PM
5:00 PM Opening Reception With Luis González Palma Join us for our newest exhibition, "Constructed Mythologies: Luis González Palma." Mix and mingle with the artist, Luis González throughout the evening.

"Constructed Mythologies" celebrates this prolific and influential Latin American artist, who is well known for an expansive practice investigating the cultural identity of his native Guatemala, sociopolitical constructs, and spirituality to convey complex emotions that define the human condition.

Presenting a selection of artworks spanning two decades, the exhibition captures the evolution of González Palma's work, inviting viewers to experience a new way of seeing and feeling.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
SDSU Downtown Gallery
725 W. Broadway
San Diego, CA
MAP

Thursday, October 17 - 5:00 PM
6:00 PM Stage: The Sound of Music Helix Charter High School presents The Sound of Music, based on the real life story of the Von Trapp Family singers. Maria, the tomboyish postulant at an Austrian abbey, becomes a governess in the home of a widowed naval captain with seven children. She brings a new love of life and music into the home.

Admission/Cost: $8 - $10

Location:
Helix High School
7323 University Avenue
La Mesa, CA 91942
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Dates and times:
Friday, October 11 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, October 12 - 2:00 PM
Saturday, October 12 - 7:00 PM
Thursday, October 17 - 6:00 PM
Friday, October 18 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, October 19 - 2:00 PM
Saturday, October 19 - 7:00 PM
6:00 PM Valle de Guadalupe Winemakers Dinner Baja chefs, David Castro Hussong of Fauna and Viviana Martinez of Mixtura, along with five of the region's top winemakers, present a culinary affair. An intimate evening will allow guests, chefs and winemakers to sit alongside each other for a personal experience with a fresh, plentiful family-style dinner served under the stars.

Age limit: 21+

Admission/Cost: $135

Location:
Rancho Valencia
5921 Valencia Circle
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92014
MAP

Thursday, October 17 - 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
6:00 PM Noche de Mole Opening Reception The Sherman Heights Community Center invites you to its Noche de Mole Opening Reception to kick off the festivities for the 25th Annual Día de los Muertos Celebration in the heart of Historic Sherman Heights.

Experience this beautiful tradition and enjoy a delicious plate of Mole, a traditional Mexican cuisine which is also a common offering during Day of the Dead. The evening will feature live music and a preview of more than 18 community altars, part of this year's exhibit.

Ticket includes general admission to event, dinner and beverage, a celebration souvenir, and a preview of the community altar exhibit before it opens.

Admission/Cost: $40 - $50

Location:
Sherman Heights Community Center
2258 Island Avenue
San Diego, CA
MAP

Thursday, October 17 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
6:30 PM The Arts of Southeast Asia "The Arts of Southeast Asia" features a 30-minute performance of traditional Philippine music and dance by Samahan Philippine American Performing Arts Company.

Following the performance, visual artist Stacie Greene leads a hands-on project of Indonesian batik painting on paper using white crayon and watercolors. Each family creates an original artwork to make and take.

Families also receive a free book to take home and read called "Inside Out and Back Again" by Thanhha Lai.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Salvation Army Kroc Center
6845 University Ave.
San Diego, CA
MAP

Thursday, October 17 - 6:30 PM
7:00 PM Bellydance Showcase Dancing by Russian Oriental Dance Co. and Roya Tribal Belly Dance. Live music by Middle-Earth Ensemble.

Admission/Cost: $5

Location:
Greek Palace
8878 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92117
MAP

Thursday, October 17 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: Ferrante Series (Double Feature) With over 5 million copies of her "Neapolitan Novels" sold and publication rights in 50 countries, Elena Ferrante is a global literary sensation. A journey between New York City's cultural hub and Ferrante's native Italy explores how an anonymous, translated author's visceral tales of love and friendship gained such an enthusiastic following. Ann Goldstein, Sarah McNally, Jonathan Franzen, Roberto Saviano and others weigh in on the Ferrante "mania" and what makes her work—and her mysterious persona—so uniquely captivating.

L'Amore Molesto / Troubling Love
What happened to Amalia? Who was with her the night she died? Her daughter Delia is saddened by the news, yet she is not surprised. She considers her mother to be a disgrace even before she hears of the sordid circumstances of her death. Delia travels home to Naples for the funeral and tries to piece together her mother's recent life. By doing so, she starts to confront her childhood memories that shaped their family history. Based on the first novel by Elena Ferrante.

Admission/Cost: $12

Location:
Museum of Photographic Arts
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92103
MAP - [Park Map]

Thursday, October 17 - 7:30 PM
7:30 PM Stage: Calafia At Liberty Encircling the land-locked naval training building, the USS Recruit, Calafia at Liberty dives through layers of history about the mythic figure that inspired the naming of California: Queen Calafia.

Using music and performance, audience members follow a path through history, myth, and the consequences of manifest destiny. This piece questions the legends we build over the land we inhabit.

A production of the Wetsuit Collective, performances are part of the La Jolla Playhouse's San Diego Wow (Without Walls) Festival..

Admission/Cost: $20

Location:
Liberty Station
San Diego, CA
Festival Map

Dates and times:
Thursday, October 17 - 7:30 PM
Friday, October 18 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 19 - 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 20 - 7:30 PM
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