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Thursday, Sep 19
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM Talk: Is America Facing an Immigration Crisis?
7:00 PM Diplomacy Council Annual Fundraiser and Anniversary Party
7:00 PM One Book, One San Diego Launch
7:30 PM Film: The Soul And The Blood
8:00 PM Stage: Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin
Friday, Sep 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 AM Discussion: Innovation in the Cali Baja Region
10:00 AM Talk: Magritte & Surrealist Works
5:00 PM Talk: A Journey into Magic Realism
6:00 PM Film: Coco
7:00 PM Music: Volver, Volver II
7:00 PM Comedy: Pambansang Kolokoy, Boss Ka-Reppa, and PinoyEgoy
7:00 PM Stage: Disney's Mulan Jr.
7:00 PM Iranian Film: Nahid
7:30 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
7:30 PM Russian Ballet: Swan Lake
8:00 PM Stage: The Winter's Tale
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
8:00 PM Stage: Intimate Apparel
8:00 PM Stage: Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin
Saturday, Sep 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM 25th Annual Pacific Islander Festival
10:00 AM Vista Viking Festival
10:00 AM Adams Avenue Street Fair
12:00 PM Taste Of South Park
12:30 PM Dance: Harvest Festival
2:00 PM Stage: The Winter's Tale
2:00 PM Filipino Traditional Music & Dance Demo & Workshop
2:00 PM Stage: Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin
3:00 PM Stage: Intimate Apparel
4:00 PM Book Discussion: Halal If You Hear Me
5:00 PM Sewa Annual Dance Fundraiser
7:00 PM Film: Vincent, The True Story Of Vincent Van Gogh
7:00 PM Comedy: IM Hussein
7:30 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
8:00 PM Jewish Short Film Festival
8:00 PM Music: Patrizio Buanne
8:00 PM Music: Bamboo Una Mas
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
8:00 PM Stage: The Winter's Tale
8:00 PM Stage: Intimate Apparel
8:00 PM Stage: Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin
Sunday, Sep 22
All Day Jewish Short Film Festival
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM 25th Annual Pacific Islander Festival
10:00 AM Adams Avenue Street Fair
12:00 PM Tianguis De La Raza (Artisan Market)
12:30 PM Dance: Harvest Festival
2:00 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
2:00 PM Stage: Intimate Apparel
2:00 PM Stage: The Winter's Tale
2:00 PM Stage: Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin
3:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
4:00 PM Music: The Pirates Of Penzance
6:00 PM Music: Lucibela, Cape Verde's Voice-of-Gold
7:00 PM Staged Reading: King Lear
8:00 PM Music: Herb Alpert and Lani Hall
Monday, Sep 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Sep 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM Film: Moka
7:30 PM Rom-Com Rendezvous Rendezvous with Sonali Dev, Alisha Rai . . .
7:30 PM Stage: Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin
Wednesday, Sep 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 PM Film: Coco
7:30 PM Stage: Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin
Thursday, Sep 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM Film: The Icebox
6:00 PM Soaring Eagles Pow Wow Dance Class
6:00 PM Music: Southern Scratch
7:00 PM Stage: Noura
7:30 PM Stage: Intimate Apparel
8:00 PM Stage: Noura
8:00 PM Stage: The Winter's Tale
8:00 PM Stage: Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin
Friday, Sep 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Just Like Us
7:00 PM Japanese Film: Late Spring
7:30 PM Music: Alejandro Sanz
7:30 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
8:00 PM Stage: Man of La Mancha
8:00 PM Stage: Noura
8:00 PM Stage: The Winter's Tale
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
8:00 PM Stage: Intimate Apparel
8:00 PM Stage: Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin
Saturday, Sep 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM North San Diego Latino Book & Family Festival
11:00 AM San Diego Cabrillo Festival
2:00 PM Stage: Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin
3:00 PM Stage: Intimate Apparel
3:30 PM Film: Island Soldier
7:00 PM Stage: Just Like Us
7:30 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
8:00 PM Film: Yesterday
8:00 PM Stage: Noura
8:00 PM Stage: The Winter's Tale
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
8:00 PM Stage: Man of La Mancha
8:00 PM Stage: Intimate Apparel
8:00 PM Stage: Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin
Sunday, Sep 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 AM San Diego International Dragon Boat Race
1:30 PM Book Signing: Iris Yang
2:00 PM Stage: Man of La Mancha
2:00 PM Stage: Just Like Us
2:00 PM Film: The Taming of the Shrew
2:00 PM Stage: The Winter's Tale
2:00 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
2:00 PM Stage: Intimate Apparel
2:00 PM Stage: Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin
3:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
5:00 PM Music: Bho Shambo
6:00 PM Film: Aladdin (2019)
7:00 PM Music: Maná
7:00 PM Stage: Noura
7:30 PM Music: Maná
Monday, Sep 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Oktoberfest Beer, Cheese & Sausage Tasting
Tuesday, Oct 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Stage: Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin
Wednesday, Oct 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Noura
7:00 PM Stage: Just Like Us
7:30 PM Stage: Man of La Mancha
7:30 PM Stage: Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin

Festivals & Fairs

Enjoy a festival which has an international, cultural or ethnic flavor.

Calendar
08/31/2019 - Pacific Islander Festival Luau
In celebration of PIFA's 25th Anniversary, we will host a PIFA luau at the Balboa Park Club!

Enjoy a night of traditional Pacific Islander food, entertainment and learn the history of PIFA.

Admission/Cost: $25

Location
Balboa Park Club Ballroom
2144 Pan American Road West
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Saturday, August 31 - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
10/29/2016 - Balboa Park Halloween Family Day
Over two dozen museums and community partners present costume parades, craft projects for kids, and spooky gallery tours and treasure hunts. Highlights include a mini-carnival hosted by San Diego Park and Rec., a doggie costume contest in the Spanish Village, the San Diego Air & Space Museum's annual rooftop pumpkin drop, live animals from the San Diego Zoo, and activities along the Prado and in the Plaza de Panama. Halloween surprises at the Fleet Science Center, House of Pacific Relations International Cottages, Japanese Friendship Garden, Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater, Mingei International Museum, San Diego Automotive Museum, and more.

The Worldview Project and the San Diego Participant Observer are excited to have a booth at Balboa Park Family Day! Drop by and say hello! Spin our prize wheel to win an international snack, enjoy our "Been There, Want to Go There" activity and find out all about our organization, who we are and what we do!

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Prado Walkway
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Saturday, October 29 - 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.balboapark.org
01/30/2016 - Lunar New Year at SeaWorld
Celebrate Lunar New Year at SeaWorld San Diego. Enjoy riveting performances from Chinese acrobats inside Mission Bay Theater. Be awed by lion dancers and take in the beautiful scenery and décor. Fill your appetite with Asian-inspired food and drinks. Start a new tradition at SeaWorld's Lunar New Year.

Highlights of Lunar New Year at SeaWorld San Diego:

Chinese Acrobats of Hebei: Masters of agility and grace, the Chinese Acrobats of Hebei combine Chinese traditions, incredible acrobatics, stunning costumes, Chinese props and a beautiful soundtrack. During 25-minute shows held four times a day at SeaWorld's Mission Bay Theater, several acts will be performed including lion dancing, plate spinning, hoop diving, hat juggling, contortion and chair stacking.

Community stage: At SeaWorld's Lunar New Year Festival area (located just east of the Explorer's Reef™ arrival experience), the community stage will be brimming with cultural entertainment including taiko drummers, lion dancers and fan dancers.

Asian-inspired culinary offerings: SeaWorld's Lunar New Year Festival area will be brimming with Asian-inspired food choices!

Animal visits: Trainers will bring some of SeaWorld's ambassador animals to the Lunar New Year Festival area for up-close encounters with guests. Animals guests may see include Asian small-clawed river otters, an Asian water monitor and a Eurasian eagle owl.

Admission/Cost: $69 - $395

Location:
SeaWorld San Diego
500 Sea World Dr
San Diego, CA 92109
MAP

Dates and times:
January 30 to February 21 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday, January 30
Sunday, January 31
Saturday , February 6
Sunday, February 7
Monday, February 8
Friday, February 12
Saturday, February 13
Sunday, February 14
Monday, February 15
Saturday, February 20
Sunday, February 21

For more information, please visit: www.seaworldparks.com
09/22/2019 - Tianguis De La Raza (Artisan Market)
Centro Cultural de la Raza invites you to be part of the Tianguis de la Raza. This artisan market's mission is to create a space that connects local crafters and community members to promote an autonomous economy and community building. There will be arts, crafts, natural self-care products, home goods, and much more. Plus, there will be fun activities for the entire family. Come out to connect and have some fun.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Centro Cultural de la Raza
2004 Park Blvd
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Sunday, September 22 - 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
09/15/2019 - Herencia Mexicana Festival
The Annual Herencia Mexicana festival is coming up! Join us for a day of celebration, music, dancing, food and fun! Grape Day park in Escondido, California.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Grape Day Park
321 North Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025
MAP

Sunday, September 15 - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
09/14/2019 - Santee Bluegrass Festival
Unlimited food, fun and Bluegrass! Funds raised will benefit the Santee Teen Center, park improvement projects, and the Recreation Scholarship Program which provides financial assistance to qualifying Santee children, teens and seniors to take part in City recreation programs.

Admission/Cost: $40 - $55

Location:
Town Center Community Park
550 Park Center Drive
Santee, CA 92071
MAP

Saturday, September 14 - 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
09/07/2019 - Sycuan Pow-Wow
The Sycuan Pow-Wow is a time for people to get together, sing, dance, renew old friendships and make new ones, and a time for young people to meet and court.

What is a Pow-Wow? Originally a Pow-Wow or "celebration" as it was once called, was held in the spring to welcome the beginnings of life. It was a time for people to get together, sing, dance, renew old friendships and make new ones, and a time for young people to meet and court.

The Pow-Wow had religious significance as well; it was a time for families to hold naming and honoring ceremonies. The celebration was also a prayer to the one called Wakan Tanka - the Great Mystery or Great Spirit in Lakota. Some trace the word "Pow-Wow" to the Algonquin language and say that the Europeans adopted it to refer to a council or meeting.

The circle is an important symbol to Indian cultures. At a Pow-Wow, the dancers are in the center of the circle and the audience forms a larger circle around them. The Pow-Wow brings the circle of the people closer together to their community and their culture. Pow-Wows today are still very much apart of the lives of modern Indian people.

Most religious ceremonies are no longer a central part of the Pow-Wow and often are conducted in the privacy of a family gathering. However, blessing ceremonies, honoring ceremonies and ceremonies for dropped eagle feathers remain today. Competitive singing and dancing for prize money is a fairly recent change in the traditional Pow-Wow celebration. Only registered contestants can participate in the dancing contests, but everyone can take part when an "intertribal" dance is announced - visitors included, as each of us shares a place in the circle. There are no spectators at a Pow-Wow, everyone is a participant!

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Sycuan Casino and Resort
5577 Dehesa Road
El Cajon, CA 92019
MAP

Dates and times:
Friday, September 6 - 5:25 PM
Saturday, September 7 - 11:00 AM
Sunday, September 8 - 10:00 AM
09/08/2019 - Sycuan Pow-Wow
The Sycuan Pow-Wow is a time for people to get together, sing, dance, renew old friendships and make new ones, and a time for young people to meet and court.

What is a Pow-Wow? Originally a Pow-Wow or "celebration" as it was once called, was held in the spring to welcome the beginnings of life. It was a time for people to get together, sing, dance, renew old friendships and make new ones, and a time for young people to meet and court.

The Pow-Wow had religious significance as well; it was a time for families to hold naming and honoring ceremonies. The celebration was also a prayer to the one called Wakan Tanka - the Great Mystery or Great Spirit in Lakota. Some trace the word "Pow-Wow" to the Algonquin language and say that the Europeans adopted it to refer to a council or meeting.

The circle is an important symbol to Indian cultures. At a Pow-Wow, the dancers are in the center of the circle and the audience forms a larger circle around them. The Pow-Wow brings the circle of the people closer together to their community and their culture. Pow-Wows today are still very much apart of the lives of modern Indian people.

Most religious ceremonies are no longer a central part of the Pow-Wow and often are conducted in the privacy of a family gathering. However, blessing ceremonies, honoring ceremonies and ceremonies for dropped eagle feathers remain today. Competitive singing and dancing for prize money is a fairly recent change in the traditional Pow-Wow celebration. Only registered contestants can participate in the dancing contests, but everyone can take part when an "intertribal" dance is announced - visitors included, as each of us shares a place in the circle. There are no spectators at a Pow-Wow, everyone is a participant!

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Sycuan Casino and Resort
5577 Dehesa Road
El Cajon, CA 92019
MAP

Dates and times:
Friday, September 6 - 5:25 PM
Saturday, September 7 - 11:00 AM
Sunday, September 8 - 10:00 AM
09/21/2019 - Vista Viking Festival
The 17th Annual Vista Viking Festival Transports Visitors Back In Time To The Viking Age. Nestled in the rolling hills of Vista, festival visitors can mingle with Vikings and the Norse Gods this Viking Village, Marketplace, and FestivalViking Encampments featured throughout our grounds offers an authentic Living History Viking Village experience. Where reenactors practice the daily life activities life of the Norsemen. With blacksmiths weavers, woodcarvers, tradesmen, and freshly baked bread from our Viking oven, they will demonstrate how they are keeping the old ways alive, The Viking Marketplace will be filled with merchants offering Viking wares, and treasures brought back from across the sea. Get outfitted for Viking cosplay. Or just take home treasures to remember the day. Marketplace food vendors offer a variety of treats from sausages to baked goods. Vegan options are available!. Exciting Viking Combat will be fought on our battlefield. Gather around and cheer them on as they meet in one on one combat and group melees. Our Viking Weapons Range offers Archery, Axe and spear throwing. Our expert instructors have decades of experience and will train you in skills that last a lifetime. Our Odin and Loki Stages hosts live music and entertainment that will take you back to the time of the Vikings. Featuring some of the area's best Celtic Folk & Rock groups, Scandinavian Folk music, Medieval Puppet Theater, and other entertainers. Be part of the show by participating in one of our signature competitions! The Log Toss, Viking Battle Cry, Horn Blowing, and Beard contests. Be sure to catch the World Famous Fish Fling competition. On Saturday, stay after sunset for the spectacular Flaming Axe Throw. Norway Heritage Hall will exhibit Scandinavian culture and tradition since the Viking Age. Learn more about the history of Norway and Scandinavia, genealogical information, cooking and craft demonstrations. Shop for specialty foods such as lefse and krumkake, as well as handicrafts and souvenirs. For the thirsty, Two Beer Gardens! Featuring some of San Diego's best micro-brews, and fine Viking Meads, some crafted especially for the Viking Festival. At our popular 'Meet the Brewmasters' event, Brewers of Mead and Beer will be on hand to share their knowledge of the craft. At the KidZone, the little Vikings can paint their own shields and swords. There will be crafts, music lessons, face painting, games, and the fun and educational scavenger hunt Rune Quest game.

Admission/Cost: $3 - $15

Location:
Norway Hall
2006 E Vista Way
Vista, CA 92084
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, September 21 - 10:00 AM
Sunday, September 22 - 10:00 AM
09/21/2019 - Adams Avenue Street Fair
The 38th annual Adams Avenue Street Fair will feature more than 100 artists performing on seven stages along a seven-block stretch of Adams Avenue in Normal Heights. This year's headliners include Los Texmaniacs with Cesar Rosas (of Los Lobos), the James Harman Band, Mattson 2, Tijuana NO! with Ceci Bastida, Buck-O-Nine, Bobby and the Pins (featuring members of Schizophonics, Creepy Creeps, Mittens, and El Vez), the Western Standard Time Ska Orchestra with Greg Lee, and Dead Feather Moon.In addition to the extraordinary music, there will be a craft beer taste (Saturday only, from 12-noon to 4:00 pm), beer gardens, giant carnival rides, circus performances, festival food, and more than 300 exhibitors.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Adams Avenue
Normal Heights
San Diego, CA 92116
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, September 21 - 10:00 AM
Sunday, September 22 - 10:00 AM
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