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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
10:30 AM German Film: Emil and the Detectives
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
Thursday, Oct 3
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: 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, Oct 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:00 PM 39th Annual International Exhibition Opening
7:00 PM Stage: Just Like Us
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
Saturday, Oct 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin
3:00 PM Stage: Intimate Apparel
7:00 PM Stage: Just Like Us
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
8:00 PM Stage: Noura
8:00 PM Stage: The Winter's Tale
8:00 PM Stage: Man of La Mancha
8:00 PM Stage: Intimate Apparel
8:00 PM Stage: Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin
Calendar

All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Spotlight

One Book - One San Diego Events

Stage

Amadeus
Until September 29, 2019

The Virgin Trial
Until October 6, 2019

Kiss My Aztec
Until October 13, 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
8:00 AM Discussion: Innovation in the Cali Baja Region Join The San Diego Diplomacy Council, in partnership with Global Ties U.S. and the U.S. Department of State, for locally and globally focused conversations that inspire engagement on issues impacting the Cali Baja region. Together, we will foster connections and growth in the international exchange community, as well as celebrate the critical role that public and citizen diplomacy exchange programs play in building a more peaceful, prosperous binational region and world. The Summit will convene local, national, and international leaders in business, government, and nonprofit sectors. The theme, Innovation in the Cali Baja Region and Beyond, will focus on:

● Binational Innovation: Learn how regional leaders are working collaboratively across our border in the fields of education, technology, and government to enhance innovation and accelerate progress in the Cali Baja region.

● Stories from Program Alumni: Hear first-hand stories from alumni about how their exchange experiences forever changed their perceptions, their future decisions, and their life trajectories.

● Border Tour: Visit the U.S.-Mexico border to understand to the world's busiest land border crossing from the nuanced perspectives of the security, human rights, and business communities.

● Youth Track: San Diego area university and high school students will also be invited to attend a special youth track of our summit which will include an interactive border security simulation and discussion of careers in public diplomacy or foreign affairs.

Admission/Cost: $40 - $95

Location:
Intercontinental Hotel
901 Bayfront Court
San Diego, CA 92101
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Friday, September 20 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
10:00 AM Talk: Magritte & Surrealist Works Speaker: Roxana Velásquez, Maruja Baldwin Executive Director of The San Diego Museum of Art. 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. Sponsored by The San Diego Museum of Art Docent Council. Featured: René Magritte, The Shadows - 1966. Oil on canvas, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Norton S. Walbridge, 1976.205.

Admission/Cost: Free - $16

Location:
San Diego Museum of Art
Balboa Park
1450 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Friday, September 20 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (noon)
5:00 PM Talk: A Journey into Magical Realism Microscopic and meticulously rendered, the paintings and assemblages of San Diego-based Mexican artist Marianela de la Hoz ensnare viewers like"intimate and sometimes terrifying mirrors." In this lecture, the artist presents her work and her version of magic realism, which embraces satire and dark humor to explore human psychology and spirituality. Sponsored by the Latin American Arts Council.

Admission/Cost: $5 - $15

Location:
San Diego Museum of Art
Balboa Park
1450 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Friday, September 20 - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
6:00 PM Film: Coco Food/Concessions Concessions available. Picnics are welcome. Pre-Movie Activities Field games. Are Alcoholic Beverages Allowed? This is a smoke- and alcohol-free park. Are Dogs Allowed? All dogs must be on leash. Parking Info There is very limited parking; public transit would be the best option. Description: Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer. Movie Rating PG

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Pantoja Park
G Street and India
San Diego, CA 92101
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Friday, September 20 - 6:00 PM
7:00 PM German Film: Home from Home Set in a dreary, unforgiving mid-19th-century German village in Hunsrück, Home From Home captures the plight of hundreds of thousands of Europeans who emigrated to faraway South America to escape the famine, poverty, and despotism that ruled at home. Their motto was: "Any fate is better than death". Edgar Reitz's film is a heart-wrenching drama and love story set against the backdrop of this forgotten tragedy. It encompasses a time of tribulation and illuminates the revolutionary and intellectual spirit present in the souls who are center of this tale. Jakob, our protagonist, tries to immerse himself in literature and learning, as the rest of his family toils to fend off starvation. He dreams about leaving his village, Schabbach, for a new life in Brazil and the freedom of the wild South American jungle. Spectacular landscapes and an ultra-high-definition shooting format elevate Edgar Reitz's Home Away From Home from an unforgettable story to a breathtaking cinematic experience. (With English Subtitles)

Home from Home is presented by the ongoing German Currents Kino Film Series.

Admission/Cost: $7.50 - $11

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

Friday, September 20 - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM Music: Volver, Volver II Vicente Fernandez Tribute Show by Ivan Estrella de Los Angeles Mariachi Ambiente de Pedro Torres DJ Mister Gonzo All support acts are subject to change without notice. All ages welcome. All persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or by a responsible adult 25 years of age or older who has written authorization from a parent or guardian.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $45

Location:
House of Blues San Diego
1055 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
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Friday, September 20 - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM Comedy: Pambansang Kolokoy, Boss Ka-Reppa, and PinoyEgoy Come and enjoy a night of comedy and music with Filipino comedians Pambansang Kolokoy and Boss Ka-Reppa in beautiful San Diego.

Admission/Cost: $39 - $59

Location:
Four Points by Sheraton
8110 Aero Dr
San Diego, CA 92123
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Friday, September 20 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
7:00 PM Stage: Disney's Mulan Jr. Travel with Scripps Theatre Arts back to the legendary, storytelling days of ancient China with Disney's MULAN JR., the action-packed stage adaptation of Disney's film. Defying the village matchmaker, Mulan takes up arms and disguises herself as a boy in order to spare her father from having to serve in the army. The Huns have invaded, and it is up to the misfit Mulan and her mischievous sidekick Mushu to save the Emperor! Disney's MULAN JR. is a heartwarming celebration of culture, honor, and the fighting spirit.

Admission/Cost: $15

Location:
Marshall Middle School Performing Arts Center
9700 Avenue of Nations
San Diego, CA 92131
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Friday, September 20 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
7:00 PM Iranian Film: Nahid Nahid, a single mother tries to mend the broken pieces of her last life, as she is now involved in a new relationship with a man.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Persian Cultural Center
6790 Top Gun St, Suite 7
San Diego, CA 92121
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Friday, September 20 - 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
7:30 PM Stage: Mama Mia! End your summer enjoying this upbeat musical with music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus of the Swedish pop group ABBA! The story: A young woman wants to invite the father she's never known to her wedding — only to discover that there are three possible choices! With ABBA classics such as Dancing Queen, Take A Chance On Me, Mamma Mia and many more, you'll end your summer singing along with the songs you grew up with!

Admission/Cost= $13 - $23

Location:
Star Theatre
402 North Coast Highway
Oceanside, CA 92054
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, September 20 to Sunday, September 29
Fridays and Saturdays - 7:30 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM Russian Ballet: Swan Lake Swan Lake, which has mesmerized audiences for over a century, is based on a German fairy tale. Tchaikovsky's score tells the tragic love story of Prince Siegfried and Swan Princess, Odette, who is cursed to be a swan by day but a young woman at night. The Russian Ballet Theatre's new production will captivate audiences with time-honored Russian traditions while adding new choreography, hand-painted sets, radiant hand-sewn costumes, artistic hair designs, and special effects makeup. The production's hand-painted sets and more than 150 hand-sewn costumes were created in the tradition of the great masters by young, accomplished designer Sergei Novikov (Mariinksy Theatre, Omsk State Music Theatre, St. Petersburg State Music Hall). The SFX makeup is done by Award-winning Irina Strukova (Crazy Rich Asians, Netflix, HBO) and will make ballet devotees feel as though they are seeing the beautiful Swan Lake for the first time!

Admission/Cost= $36 - $71

Location:
Joan and Irwin Jacobs Music Center
750 B St.
San Diego, CA
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Friday, September 20 - 7:30 PM
8:00 PM Stage: The Winter's Tale Leontes, a delusional and paranoid king, goes suddenly berzerk and tears his family apart. He sends his wife to prison, and banishes his daughter. Sixteen years pass, giving events enough time for a magical ending about the power of forgiveness.

Samuel Young directs.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location
Coronado Playhouse
1835 Strand Way
Coronado, CA 92118
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, September 20 until Sunday, October 13
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet Hamlet is a philosophical study of life and death, laced with some of the most recognized of Shakespeare's soliloquies including, Hamlet's "To be or not to be..." Home for his father's funeral, Hamlet learns that his father's brother, Claudius, has taken over the kingship of Denmark by marrying the queen, his mother.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $18

Location:
Community Actors Theatre
2957 54th Street
San Diego, 92105
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, September 20 until Sunday, October 6
Fridays, Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 3:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Intimate Apparel Wearing her heart on her sleeve while sewing intimates for her clientele, Esther is the talented African American seamstress in turn-of-the-century New York who has built a savings for herself making beautiful undergarments—while earnestly daydreaming of new beginnings, romantic possibilities, and the lingering affection she shares with a Jewish fabric merchant. But when an egregious deception cuts short heartfelt desires, can class, culture and circumstance outmatch the strength of human spirit? Inspired by a true story.

Adminssion/Cost: $18 - $36

Location:
New Village Arts Theatre
2787 B State Street
Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, September 20 - Sunday, October 20
Thursdays - 7:30 PM
Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 3:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin Join beloved artist Hershey Felder at a strictly limited engagement celebrating one of the world's greatest composers in Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin. Originally created in 2006, following a sold-out national tour, this intimate theatrical event returns to San Diego in a new updated production featuring the romantic story and music of the Polish pianist-composer, Fryderyk Chopin. The story begins at Chopin's salon in Paris where Monsieur Chopin will teach a piano lesson that actually took place in March 1848, just days after the February 1848 revolution. As the piano lesson unfolds, he reveals secrets about the art of the piano and composition, as well as secrets about himself. In this reprisal, Hershey Felder revisits Monsieur Chopin and delves deep into the music and psyche of the man, considered by his contemporaries, and now by history, as the true "Poet of the Piano." As he did last year with Beethoven, Hershey Felder will feature some of the composer's most beautiful enduring music while entertaining us in his unique and theatrical style, as only Hershey can.

Admission/Cost: $71 - $109

Location:
San Diego Repertory Theatre
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Ongoing until October 6
Tuesdays & Wednesdays - 7:30 PM
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays & Sundays - 2:00 PM
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