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Monday, Oct 14
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day Hola Mexico Film Festival
6:00 PM Talk: Human Rights in U.S. Foreign Policy and Diplomacy
7:00 PM Book Signing: Simon Tam
Tuesday, Oct 15
All Day Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day Hola Mexico Film Festival
5:00 PM San Diego International Film Festival
6:30 PM Film: We the Voyagers: Our Vaka
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: Notti magiche + Short: Vale la Pena
Wednesday, Oct 16
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day Hola Mexico Film Festival
12:00 PM San Diego International Film Festival
7:00 PM Stage: Noura
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: Comandante + Short: Butterflies in Berlin
7:30 PM Stage: Man of La Mancha
Thursday, Oct 17
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day Hola Mexico Film Festival
12:00 PM San Diego International Film Festival
5:00 PM Opening Reception With Luis González Palma
6:00 PM Stage: The Sound of Music
6:30 PM The Arts of Southeast Asia
7:00 PM Stage: Noura
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: Ferrante Series (Double Feature)
7:30 PM Stage: Man of La Mancha
8:00 PM Stage: Noura
Friday, Oct 18
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM San Diego International Film Festival
7:00 PM Stage: The Sound of Music
7:30 PM Music: Indian Classical
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: Dogman + Short: Cyclamen
7:30 PM Indian Music: Sammilan / A Jugalbandhi
7:30 PM Stage: Foxfire
8:00 PM German Film: Gundermann
8:00 PM Stage: Noura
8:00 PM Stage: Man of La Mancha
Saturday, Oct 19
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
12:00 PM Dia de los Muertos At La Vista Memorial
2:00 PM Lawn Program: House of Austria
2:00 PM Stage: The Sound of Music
4:00 PM Bridge of Love Fundraiser
7:00 PM Opera: Aida
7:00 PM Stage: The Sound of Music
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: Italy Exported (Shorts)
7:30 PM Stage: Foxfire
8:00 PM Stage: Noura
8:00 PM Stage: Man of La Mancha
Sunday, Oct 20
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)
2:00 PM Lawn Program: House of Czech & Slovak Republics
2:00 PM Stage: Foxfire
2:00 PM Stage: Man of La Mancha
6:00 PM Music & Dance: Danyavaad & The Shimmy Sisters Reunion
7:00 PM Opera: Aida
7:00 PM Stage: Noura
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: Benedetta Follia + Short: Scent of the Stars
Monday, Oct 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Opera: Aida
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: Napoli Velata + Short: The Same Name
Tuesday, Oct 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Opera: Aida
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: Come un Gatto in Tangenzial + Short: The Loony Boxer
Wednesday, Oct 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Opera: Aida
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: Euforia + Short: Postcard
7:30 PM Stage: Man of La Mancha
Thursday, Oct 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM UNA Discussion: Our Planet, Our Future
7:00 PM Opera: Aida
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: A Casa Tutti Bene + Short: The Place of Happiness
7:30 PM Stage: Man of La Mancha
8:00 PM Stage: Noura
Friday, Oct 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Opera: Aida
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: Selfie + Shorts: Shine, Beauty
7:30 PM Stage: Foxfire
8:00 PM Stage: Noura
8:00 PM Stage: Man of La Mancha
Saturday, Oct 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:30 PM SDIFF Gala & Italy Exported Awards
7:00 PM Opera: Aida
7:30 PM Stage: Foxfire
8:00 PM Stage: Noura
8:00 PM Stage: Man of La Mancha
Sunday, Oct 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Opera: Aida
2:00 PM Stage: Foxfire
2:00 PM Stage: Man of La Mancha
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: L’uomo Che Comprò la Luna
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