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Monday, Aug 19
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Aug 20
All Day Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM Film & Discussion: Oh Lucy!
6:30 PM Open Reading: Much Ado About Nothing
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Wednesday, Aug 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Thursday, Aug 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Indigo Dye & Shibori Workshop
7:30 PM Book Signing: Téa Obreht
8:00 PM Movie: Black Orpheus
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Friday, Aug 23
All Day San Diego International Kids' Film Festival
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM Books Signing: Christy Hale
2:00 PM Book Signing: Huda Al-Marashi
8:00 PM Movie: Finsterworld
8:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
9:00 PM Music: Metalachi
Saturday, Aug 24
All Day San Diego International Kids' Film Festival
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Movie: The Dresser
2:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
4:00 PM Nordic Potluck at the International Cottages
8:00 PM Movie: About Time
8:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Sunday, Aug 25
All Day San Diego International Kids' Film Festival
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
8:00 PM Movie: About Time
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Monday, Aug 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Aug 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Wednesday, Aug 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Pageant Of The Masters And Festival Of The Arts
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Thursday, Aug 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Friday, Aug 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM 49th Annual Barona Powwow
8:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Saturday, Aug 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM 49th Annual Barona Pow Wow
2:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
8:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Sunday, Sep 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM 49th Annual Barona Pow Wow
2:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Calendar

< Friday, August 16, 2019 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Stage

The Tale Of Despereaux
Until August 11, 2019

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

Exhibitions and Art

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 Art Talk on Sor Juana Noted scholar Gregorio Luke will offer a fully illustrated presentation on the seminal historical figure Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.

"One of the major attractions of Art and Empire: The Golden Age of Spain is the portrait by Miguel Cabrera of Juana Inés de la Cruz, rarely seen outside of México. Sor Juana has been called the 'first feminist,' the first to defend women from the oppression of men. She is also the first in our hemisphere to defend women's right to knowledge. Gifted with intelligence, grace and beauty, she so passionately sought knowledge, that she asked her mother to dress her as a man so that she could attend the university, which at the time was closed to women. Sor Juana continued her studies independently and was so brilliant, that she caught the attention of the Viceroy. She went to live in the Royal Court of the New Spain and became a sensation for her knowledge and beauty. To pursue a literary career, she became a nun and went on to write numerous plays and exceptionally beautiful poems. Towards the end of her life, she affirmed, that God's greatest gift to humanity was free will, idea that angered the ecclesiastical hierarchy, who silenced her and forced her to relinquish her library. Sor Juana died in obscurity during the great plague in México City, but her work lives on as an inspiration to women and freedom lovers everywhere." - Gregorio Luke

Admission/Cost: $7.50 to $15

Location:
James S. Copley Auditorium
San Diego Museum of Art
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA
MAP - [Park Map]

Friday, August 16 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
12:00 PM 7th Annual Latin Food Fest! The West Coastˇs premier Hispanic culinary celebration includes the high-energy festival kick-off extravaganza ¨Latin Spirits Festival,〃 followed by its VIP Sunset Yacht Cruise on the Bay, and finally ¨Gran Tasting,〃 which features food, beverage, wine, beer, and spirits stations, cooking, wine, and cocktail demos, chef awards, VIP Tent, and a four-hour music performance by La Junta Sound System.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $150

Location:
Embarcadero Marina Park North
400 Kettner Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Dates and times:
Friday, August 16 - 12:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, August 17 - 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

For more information, visit: www.latinfoodfest.com.
6:00 PM Music: Changüí Majadero Playing Cuban roots music out of Los Angeles CA, Changüí Majadero is a blazing five-piece band that has honed a deeply informed and highly personal take on changüí, a surging Afro-Cuban musical tradition that took shape in the late 19th century on the eastern side of the island around Guantanamo. It's one of the foundational styles that gave birth to son, salsa and timba, and in the hands of Changüí Majadero the music feels as fresh and intoxicating as a stiff shot of rum. Founded by guitarist/vocalist Gabriel García, an expert on Cuban tres guitar, the band brings Cuba's rural countryside music to new ears! Having played in such disparate settings such as Lincoln Center, SF Jazz, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and even Dodger Stadium, the band released their self-titled debut recording in 2016 that encompasses compositions bristling with propulsive rhythms and evocative vocals — a celebrated release that All About Jazz called "joyous music, deserving greater recognition."

Join us at the Center for our new summer series: Hidden City Sounds! This brand new summer music series will fill the Lyric Court with music every Friday from June 7 to October 4! Enjoy a different genre of live music each week along with DJ's, food trucks, inflatables, and a cash bar. See the full schedule here.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
California Center for the Arts
340 N. Escondido Blvd.
Escondido, CA
MAP

Friday, August 16 - 6:00 PM
7:30 PM Indian Carnatic Vocal Concert A Carnatic Vocal Concert by Sankari Krishnan

Accompanied by:
Charulatha Ramanujam - Violin
V.S.Raghavan - Mridangam

FREE for 2019 Subscription Patrons; all others $25 per person

Admission/Cost: $25.00

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

Friday, August 16 - 7:30 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives Elyot and Amanda, once married to each other and now honeymooning, coincidentally, at the same hotel with new spouses, meet by chance, reignite the old spark and impulsively run off together. After days of being reunited, they again find their fiery romance alternating between love and anger. Their aggrieved spouses appear and things get even more complicated.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $22

Location:
PowPAC
13250 Poway Road
Poway, CA 92064
MAP

Ongoing from Friday, August 9 until Sunday, September 8 - 2019
Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet After his smash-hit Othello and record-breaking Hamlet, Barry Edelstein returns to the Shakespeare Festival to take on the greatest love story of all time. Verona's Montague and Capulet families have been feuding for ages, and whenever they meet, violence breaks out. But when Romeo glimpses Juliet across a crowded dance floor, something different happens. Can star-crossed love survive in a world of rivalry and rage? With a plot featuring a masqued ball, sleeping potions, and
all-out brawling in the street, wrapped in a text full of soaring poetry, it's no wonder Romeo and Juliet has inspired countless adaptations, from ballets to movies to musicals like West Side Story. Young love has never been as dangerous or delightful as it is in Shakespeare's romantic masterpiece, brought to vivid life on our outdoor stage under the stars.

Admission/Cost: $30 - $90

Location:
Old Globe Theatre
1363 Old Globe Way
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA
MAP - [Park Map]

Dates and times:
From Sunday, August 11 to September 15, 2019
Tuesdays to Sundays - 8:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Songs for a New World This collection of songs examines life, love, and the choices that we make. The audience is transported from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to a ledge, 57 stories above Fifth Avenue, to meet a startling array of characters. A young man has determined that basketball is his ticket out of the ghetto and a woman dreams of marrying rich, which nabs her the man of her dreams.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $25

Location:
Patio Playhouse Theatre
116 S. Kalmia Street
Escondido, 92025
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, August 2 to Sunday, August 18
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 4:00 PM
9:00 PM Stage: Cleopatra Metió la Pata A musical comedy in Spanish.

This funny story takes place in the legendary Egypt, just at the moment when, on the one hand, the Roman troops led by the emperor Julius Caesar, and on the other the army of the potentate Persian King, decide to invade the enigmatic land of the pharaohs , led by his queen, the beautiful Cleopatra. Fearful before this situation, the three ministers of the pharaonic court, they resort to the queen of the Nile, so that with their gadgets, they want to defend the country, all this in a quite funny and hilarious way, because she is already tired of being queen, However, under the careful care of his two most loyal councilors, plot a scheme to eliminate these two dangerous enemies, thus unleashing a plot full of bright and comical scenes with spectacular musical numbers, within the magnificent palace in Alexandria.

Admission/Cost: $50 - &90

Location:
Balboa Theatre
868 4th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Friday, August 16 - 9:00 PM
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