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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
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< Monday, November 13, 2017 >


All Day San Diego Asian Film Festival Pacific Arts Movement presents the 18th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival, which has grown to be the largest showcase of Asian American and international films on the West Coast. With over 150 films from more than 20 countries shown across six venues, the festival is the place to be for all moviegoers. The audience can pick from a span of genres: action, romance, comedy, drama, animation, documentaries, and family-friendly films. All films at 4:00 PM are free on weekdays.

Admission/Cost: $9 - $12

Location:
UltraStar Mission Valley at Hazard Center
7510 Hazard Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92108
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Dates and times:
Thursday, November 9 - 7:00 PM
Friday, November 10 to Saturday, November 18 - All Day (Films generally start at 11:00 AM)

For more information, please call: (619) 685-2841 or visit: www.festival.sdaff.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
11:00 AM The Hola Mexico Film Festival The Hola Mexico Tour 2017, a traveling film festival featuring six of the most popular and acclaimed recently-released Mexican movies, arrives in San Diego this November!

Media Arts Center's San Diego Latino Film Festival will be bringing the tour to the Digital Gym Cinema in North Park from Nov. 10 through the 16.

Opening Night Reception:
San Diego Latino Film Festival will be kicking off The Hola Mexico Tour 2017 with an Opening Night reception on Friday, Nov. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. This reception will serve as the annual Youth Scholarship Fundraiser for the Media Arts Center San Diego in support of the organization's year-round youth education programs. The goal is to reach $7,000 to offer 40 scholarships for this 2017-2018 project year!

Admission/Cost: $8.50 - $60

Location:
Digital Gym Cinema
2921 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92104
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Dates and times:
Friday, November 10 - 11:00 AM
Saturday, November 11 - 11:00 AM
Sunday, November 12 - 11:00 AM
Monday, November 13 - 11:00 AM
Tuesday, November 14 - 11:00 AM
Wednesday, November 15 - 11:00 AM
Thursday, November 16 - 11:00 AM

For more information, please call: (619) 230-1938 or visit: www.sdlatinofilm.com
5:00 PM Lecture: Billy Mills Billy Mills also known as Makata Taka Hela is a Native American who won a gold medal for the 10,000 meter run in the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games. He accomplished this feat in the 10,000 meter run (6.2 mi) becoming the only person from the Western hemisphere to win the Olympic gold in this event. His 1964 victory is considered one of the greatest Olympic upsets, because he was a virtual unknown going into the event. A United States Marine, Billy Mills is a member of the Oglala Lakota (Sioux) Tribe. Billy will be speaking about the pursuit of excellence and global unity through global diversity.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
UCSD Great Hall, International House
9500 Gilman Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92093
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Monday, November 13 - 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 822-0048 or visit: www.blink.ucsd.edu or Email Stacy Trac : s1trac@ucsd.edu
5:00 PM Ibero Latin American Film Festival Films to be screened:

Monday, November 13 - 5:00 PM
TBA / Portuguese with English subtitles

Monday, November 13 - 7:00 PM
Guaraní (Guaraní)
Selected as Uruguay's entry for the 2013 Academy Awards, Rodrigo Plá's narrative accuracy gets audiences involved in this simple story with no false notes. Far from the notion of dysfunctional family American cinema has transformed into a tight system of clichés, The Delay moves far beyond the realm of black and white, employing a subtle variation of grays, underlining what becomes the film's central theme: the intense, painful ambivalence of family responsibility.

Tuesday, November 14 - 5:00 PM
3 Beauties (3 Bellezas)
From the country that boasts over 600 beauty pageants each year comes 3 Beauties, a scathing satire of Venezuela's fixation with beauty and its relation to social status. Perla is the single mother of two competitive daughters, products of her own unfulfilled childhood obsession to become a beauty queen, and a son who she completely ignores. As the years pass, Perla's unlimited efforts to achieve her dream through her "two princesses" transforms everyone's lives into a nightmare. Toddlers & Tiaras meets Pedro Almodóvar in this frantic, devious comedy.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Neruda
Gael García Bernal joins award winning Chilean director, Pablo Larraín, in this a noir-infused reimagining of the Nobel Prize-winning poet and politician's struggle with the state.

Wednesday, November 15 - 5:00 PM
Sealed Cargo (Carga sellada)
Based on the real events that took place in 1994 when 400 tons of toxic waste were transported through Bolivia, Sealed Cargo delivers a crucial and current message about the global waste crisis that highlights its relevance. -Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Wednesday, November 15 - 7:00 PM
The Country Of Fear (El país del miedo)
Carlos, Sara, and their preteen son Pablo, live a peaceful middle-class life until Sara begins to notice things disappearing in the house. She blames the Moroccan maid and eventually fires her. But the stealing doesn't stop; Pablo is the culprit. Fearful, Carlos decides to follow Pablo to school where he discovers that a 13-year-old classmate, Marta, is bullying and extorting Pablo. But resolving the affair isn't that easy and he becomes Marta's victim as well. Carlos's inability to defend himself or his son, pushes him to a series of anguished situations that would lead him to make the wrong decisions.

Admission/Cost: FREE but tickets are required, available at the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union ticket box from 4:30 - 7:00 PM on the night of each screening.

Location:
Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA
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Dates and times: See film listings above
6:00 PM Asian Film Festival: Taiwan Film Showcase For the sixth year in a row, the San Diego Asian Film Festival presents the Taiwan Film Showcase, the biggest annual presentation of Taiwanese cinema outside of Asia. Every year the showcase highlights the diversity of perspectives, languages, stories, and genres by feature-length and short filmmakers in Taiwan today. We are delighted to welcome director Giddens Ko to the screening of Mon Mon Mon Monsters, which will be preceded by a free reception for ticket holders. The Taiwan Film showcase is sponsored by the UCSD Chuan Lyu Foundation for Taiwan Studies, the UCSD Taiwan Studies Lecture Series, the Taiwan Academy Los Angeles, and the Taiwan Ministry of Culture. All films are presented at the UCSD Price Center Theater and are free for UCSD students, faculty, and staff.

Admission/Cost: $9 - $12

Location:
UCSD Price Center
9500 Gilman Drive
San Diego, CA 92093
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Dates and times:
Sunday, November 12 - 1:40 PM
Monday, November 13 - 6:00 PM
Tuesday, November 14 - 5:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.festival.sdaff.org
6:30 PM Discussion: The First Genocide of the 20th Century Join Professor Fatima El-Tayeb of UCSD's Ethnic Studies Department for a discussion of the 1904-1907 Herero and Nama genocide that Germany undertook in German South West Africa (modern-day Namibia) against the Herero, Nama and San people.

Considered the first genocide of the 20th century, it was a campaign of racial extermination and collective punishment to combat the anti-colonial resistance of the indigenous people of Southern Africa.

Dr. El-Tayeb will also discuss the ongoing struggle for reparations from the German government.

Age Limit: 13+

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
San Diego Public Library
330 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101
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Monday, November 13 - 6:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 236-5800 or visit: www.sandiego.librarymarket.com
6:30 PM Native American Story & Song The stories and songs of Kawsak will fill the auditorium at Grossmont College's Griffith Gate as the celebration begins for the annual Native American Heritage Month. "Kawsak En Concierto" performs traditional music of the Andes and specializes in earthy Andean music from Ecuador and neighboring South American countries. These entertainers are a world-traveling quintet and family members who've recorded six albums of traditional instrumental music starting over 15 years ago. Passion and a love for their native music was the stark that brought this group to fruition under the name of Khausak. Audiences will enjoy a free performance as they play flute and violin, percussion and guitar, and charango and bass. Other Ecuadorian instruments such as the pan pipes, zampona and rondador, as well as the oboe-like dulzaina will be on display as they expound on the origin and history of these unique instruments.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Grossmont College
8800 Grossmont College Drive
El Cajon, CA 92020
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Monday, November 13 - 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
7:00 PM History and Heritage of San Diego's Jewish Community How have Jews shaped San Diego and how has San Diego shaped the Jewish American experience? This lecture uses the San Diego History Center's current exhibition -- including art, artifacts, documents and video -- as a springboard to present a historical narrative of San Diego Jewish life that considers the interplay between region and identity.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Temple Solel
3575 Manchester Avenue
Cardiff by the Sea, CA 92007
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Monday, November 13 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 362-1348 or visit: www.sdcjc.org
7:00 PM Ibero Latin American Film Festival Films to be screened:

Monday, November 13 - 5:00 PM
TBA / Portuguese with English subtitles

Monday, November 13 - 7:00 PM
Guaraní (Guaraní)
Selected as Uruguay's entry for the 2013 Academy Awards, Rodrigo Plá's narrative accuracy gets audiences involved in this simple story with no false notes. Far from the notion of dysfunctional family American cinema has transformed into a tight system of clichés, The Delay moves far beyond the realm of black and white, employing a subtle variation of grays, underlining what becomes the film's central theme: the intense, painful ambivalence of family responsibility.

Tuesday, November 14 - 5:00 PM
3 Beauties (3 Bellezas)
From the country that boasts over 600 beauty pageants each year comes 3 Beauties, a scathing satire of Venezuela's fixation with beauty and its relation to social status. Perla is the single mother of two competitive daughters, products of her own unfulfilled childhood obsession to become a beauty queen, and a son who she completely ignores. As the years pass, Perla's unlimited efforts to achieve her dream through her "two princesses" transforms everyone's lives into a nightmare. Toddlers & Tiaras meets Pedro Almodóvar in this frantic, devious comedy.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Neruda
Gael García Bernal joins award winning Chilean director, Pablo Larraín, in this a noir-infused reimagining of the Nobel Prize-winning poet and politician's struggle with the state.

Wednesday, November 15 - 5:00 PM
Sealed Cargo (Carga sellada)
Based on the real events that took place in 1994 when 400 tons of toxic waste were transported through Bolivia, Sealed Cargo delivers a crucial and current message about the global waste crisis that highlights its relevance. -Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Wednesday, November 15 - 7:00 PM
The Country Of Fear (El país del miedo)
Carlos, Sara, and their preteen son Pablo, live a peaceful middle-class life until Sara begins to notice things disappearing in the house. She blames the Moroccan maid and eventually fires her. But the stealing doesn't stop; Pablo is the culprit. Fearful, Carlos decides to follow Pablo to school where he discovers that a 13-year-old classmate, Marta, is bullying and extorting Pablo. But resolving the affair isn't that easy and he becomes Marta's victim as well. Carlos's inability to defend himself or his son, pushes him to a series of anguished situations that would lead him to make the wrong decisions.

Admission/Cost: FREE but tickets are required, available at the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union ticket box from 4:30 - 7:00 PM on the night of each screening.

Location:
Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA
MAP

Dates and times: See film listings above
8:00 PM Music: Cold Specks Be prepared for the usual sounds of City Heights to be complemented by a not-oft-heard (in that neighborhood, anyway) shout-out to a semi-mythical Somali queen of female empowerment named Araweelo. The tale Hussein spins on the title track of her new album Fool's Paradise, which features the Somali-Canadian vocalist singing in Somali on record for the first time, concerns how Araweel violently castrated her male prisoners, almost surely a topic never before tackled in song by a Canadian Juno Award nominee for Breakthrough Artist of the Year.

Both that track and "Wild Card" was produced and mixed by longtime collaborator Jim Anderson, both featuring guest bassist Tim Kingsbury (Arcade Fire), who adds a welcome pop sheen to the proceedings. Hussein's own career path seems to have eschewed chasing those streaming stats in favor of high-profile commercially released collaborations, where she's been able to maintain her distinctively soulful muse while appearing on records by Moby, Massive Attack, Swans, and jazz trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire. The latter returned the favor by appearing on her sophomore full-length Neuroplasticity, which also features Swans founder Michael Gira.

Age Limit: 21+

Admission/Cost: $12 - $14

Location:
Soda Bar
3615 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92104
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Monday, November 13 - 8:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 255-7224 or visit: www.sodabarmusic.com
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