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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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< Friday, October 18, 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
10:00 AM A Conversation With Artist José-María Cano José-María Cano, Visual artist, musician, composer. His work is currently featured inside the San Diego Museum of Art for José-María Cano: Apostolate. This lecture is presented as a part of the Guest Lecture Series, which focuses on works of art on view in the San Diego Museum of Art as well as topics of interest in the broader art world. Lectures are followed by docent-led tours at 11:30 AM Sponsored by The San Diego Museum of Art Docent Council. Featured: José-María Cano, Saint John - 2015-18, Resin on canvas, Courtesy of the artist.

Admission/Cost: Free - $16

Location:
San Diego Museum of Art
1450 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
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Friday, October 18 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
10:30 AM Worshop: The Mexico-California and Mexico-Texas Relationships If Texas and California were countries, they would be the second and third most important international relations for Mexico and many of its sub-State Governments (SSG), just after the U.S. and over countries like China, Canada, Germany, Great Britain or Spain. Mexico is the most important country for these two U.S. states and shares a border with both. However, the academic work on the relationship between Mexican and U.S. SSG is very scarce, and between the Mexican and U.S. federal governments and the SSG of the other country, it is practically nonexistent. This is especially true for the cases of Texas and California.

This workshop will serve as a place for us to explore ideas and proposals for the chapters of the book. We expect the authors to arrive at the workshop with an annotated index of their chapter, which will allow participants to discuss the content of each chapter.

Admission/Cost: FREE but please Register

Location:
School of Global Policy and Strategy
Room 3106
U.C. San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093
MAP - [CAMPUS MAP]

Friday, October 18 - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM

For more information, please visit: www.eventbrite.com
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
3:30 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
6:00 PM San Diego Ballet: A Midsummer Night's Dream Ballet Under the Stars. Join San Diego Ballet as they present one of their enduring classics in a new and enchanting setting. A Midsummer Night's Dream is a lovely, whimsical take on Shakespeare's eternal comedy, where "the course of true love n'er did run smooth." As part of La Jolla Playhouse's WOW Festival, its fairies, Amazons and lovers will rush, revel and glide through the real gardens at Liberty Station, with the audience in the center of this 360-degree experience. You're invited to come, sit in the grass, and enjoy the magic as it springs up around you.

A production by the San Diego Ballet, 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:
Friday, October 18 - 6:00 PM
Saturday, October 19 - 6:00 PM
Sunday, October 20 - 6:00 PM
6:00 PM Noche De Muertos Market Enjoy music, art, and food from local San Diego talent and vendors. Bring your little ones (kids and dogs welcome)! Celebrate the spooky season with us!

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Quartyard
1301 Market Street
San Diego, CA 92101
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Friday, October 18 - 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
6:30 PM Documentary Film: Recuperando el Paraiso The residents of a village in the coast of Santa Maria Ostula, Michoacán lost their land to cartels and businesses wanting to exploit their natural resources. In 2009 they returned to reclaim some of their land and with armed self-defense groups they founded the town of Xayakalan. At the end of the screening, we will have a talk with the directors

A los residentes del pueblo de Santa Maria Ostula en Michocán, los narcos y empresas interesadas en sus recursos naturales, les arrebataron sus tierras. En 2009, regresaron a reclamar sus tierras robadas y con grupos de autodefensa fundaron el pueblo de Xayakalan. Al final del documental habrá una charla con sus directores

México. 2017 Spanish with English subtitles

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Centro Cultural de la Raza
2004 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101
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Friday, October 18 - 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
7:00 PM Lecture and Book Signing: Luis González Palma Medium proudly presents an evening with Luis González Palma when the artist will present an overview of his career spanning more than 40 years. **This lecture will be presented in Spanish with live translation into English by event partner Rolando Guitierrez.**

The 2019 keynote lecture will be followed at 8:00 PM with a book signing of Luis González Palma's latest eponymous monograph , published in 2014, presented by Medium and La Fabrica (Madrid). La Fabrica describes the book as "The most comprehensive book about one of the key names in Latin American photography, this volumes contains all the stages of the artistic evolution of Luis González Palma. His work is characterized by the creation of symbolic archetypes and faces with gazes that, in quite a disturbing way, try to communicate their distress. Among his photographs there are many scenography pictures, due to his love for ballet, theater and cinema, which has led González Palma to define them as the basis of his work."

Admission/Cost: $15 - $40

Location:
The Lafayette Hotel
2223 El Cajon Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92104
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Friday, October 18 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
7:00 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
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: Dogman + Short: Cyclamen In a seaside village on the outskirts of an Italian city, where the only law seems to be survival of the fittest, Marcello is a slight, mild-mannered man who divides his days between working at his modest dog grooming salon, caring for his daughter Alida, and being coerced into the petty criminal schemes of the local bully Simoncino, an ex-boxer who terrorizes the neighborhood. When Simoncino's abuse finally brings Marcello to a breaking point, he decides to stand up for his own dignity through an act of vengeance, with terrible consequences. Inspired by the real-life case of Er Canaro ("the dog keeper"), a pet groomer and drug addict, the movie is an exceptional mix of cruel realism and dark fairy tale. Marcello Fonte's performance, his first in a leading role, earned him the award for best actor at Cannes.

Admission/Cost: $12

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

Friday, October 18 - 7:30 PM
7:30 PM Indian Music: Sammilan / A Jugalbandhi An Indian classical music concert featuring:
• Shanthala Subramanyam - Flute
• Vishaal Sapuram - Chitravina
• Anirudha Bhat - Mridangam
• Govinda Prasad - Morsing

Admission/Cost: Free - $25

Location:
Flex Space
9484 Black Mtn. Rd.
San Diego, CA
MAP

Friday, October 18 - 7:30 PM
7:30 PM Stage: Foxfire Set in rural America, in the heart of southern Appalachia, Foxfire is about the strength of family, the burnished love of a long marriage, and the values that have sustained this nation. It is laced with music by Jonathan Brielle, with live stage performances by a 4-piece bluegrass band.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $29

Location:
Sunshine Brooks Theatre
217 N. Coast Highway
Oceanside, 92054
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Ongoing from Friday, October 11 until Sunday, October 27, 2019
Fridays - 7:30 PM
Saturdays - 7:30 PM
Sundays - 2:00 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
8:00 PM German Film: Gundermann The true story of Gerhard Gundermann, a struggling musician raised in East Germany who spent time as a coal miner and an informant for the state before the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Screening is presented by the German Currents Kino Film Series.

Admission/Cost: $7.50 - $11

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

Friday, October 18 - 8:00 PM
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