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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 San Diego International Dragon Boat Race It's our 10th Anniversary. Dragon boating is a growing, global sport with crews of 16-20 paddling in a boat decorated with an ornately carved dragon head at the bow and a tail in the stern. During races, boats consist of a crew, drummer and steersman. Enjoy the opening ceremony of our 501 c3 non-profit's lion dance, music and performances, plus a Vendor Village with food trucks, clothing, jewelry, paddling gear and more. And bid on vacation stays, electronics, gift cards and more at our Silent Auction, with donations going to a local charity.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Tecolote Shores Park
1725 E. Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, CA 92109
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Sunday, September 29 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 AM
1:30 PM Book Signing: Iris Yang Author Iris Yang will speak about her two historical novels on the Flying Tigers (American Volunteer Group) and their contributions to China in WWII. Her novels, Wings of a Flying Tiger and Will of a Tiger, have received excellent reviews nationwide and have been featured in a dozen newspapers.

Wings of a Flying Tiger
In the summer of 1942, Danny Hardy bails out of his fighter plane into a remote region of western China. With multiple injuries, malaria, and Japanese troops searching for him, the American pilot's odds of survival are slim.

Jasmine Bai, an art student who has been saved by Americans during the notorious Nanking Massacre, seems an unlikely heroine to rescue the wounded Flying Tiger. Daisy Bai, Jasmine's younger cousin, also falls in love with the courageous American.

With the help of Daisy's brother, an entire village opens its arms to heal a Flying Tiger with injured wings, but as a result of their charity the serenity of their community is forever shattered.

Love, sacrifice, kindness, and bravery all play a part in this heroic tale that takes place during one of the darkest hours of Chinese history.

Will of a Tiger
In 1942, Birch Bai, a Chinese pilot, and Danny Hardy, a downed American pilot, become sworn brothers and best friends.

In the summer of 1945, both airmen's planes go down in Yunnan Province of China during one of many daring missions. They are captured, imprisoned, and tortured by the Japanese for information about the atomic bomb. Just days before the end of WWII, Danny makes an irrevocable decision to save Birch's life.

For Birch, surviving the war is only the beginning of the battle. He must deal with the dreadful reality in China—the civil war, the separation of the country, the death of one friend in the Communist-controlled Mainland and another under the Nationalist government, and his wrongful imprisonment in Taiwan.

From Chungking to Yunnan, and from Taiwan to San Francisco, the sequel to Wings of a Flying Tiger takes readers along on an epic journey.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
Chuang Archive & Learning Center
541 B Second Ave.
San Diego, CA
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Sunday, September 29 - 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
2:00 PM Stage: Man of La Mancha Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes' seventeenth-century masterpiece Don Quixote, Man of La Mancha celebrates the perseverance of a dying old man who refuses to relinquish his ideals or his passion. The score includes "The Impossible Dream," "I, Don Quixote," "Dulcinea," "I Really Like Him," "Little Bird," and "To Each His Dulcinea.

Admission/Cost: $30 - $70

Location:
Horton Grand Theatre
444 Fourth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, September 27 until Sunday, October 27
Wednesdays and Thursdays - 7:30 PM
Fridays and Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM Stage: Just Like Us Based on Helen Thorpe's best-selling book, this play follows four Latina girls in Denver—two of whom are documented and two who are not—through young adulthood. Their close-knit friendships begin to unravel when immigration status dictates the girls' opportunities, or lack thereof.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $20

Location:
SDSU's Experimental Theatre
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182
MAP - [CAMPUS MAP]

Dates and times:
From Friday, September 27 to Sunday, October 6
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays - 7:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM Film: The Taming of the Shrew Free film screening - The Taming of The Shrew (1967) "Baptista, a rich Paduan merchant, announces that his fair young daughter, Bianca, will remain unwed until her older sister, Katharina, a hellish shrew, has wed. Lucentio, a student and the son of a wealthy Pisan merchant, has fallen in love with Bianca. He poses as a tutor of music and poetry to gain entrance to the Baptista household and to be near Bianca. Meanwhile, Petruchio, a fortune-hunting scoundrel from Verona, arrives in Padua, hoping to capture a wealthy wife. Hortensio, another suitor of Bianca, directs Petruchio's attention to Katharina. When Hortensio warns him about Katharina's scolding tongue and fiery temper, Petruchio is challenged and resolves to capture her love. Hortensio and another suitor of Bianca, Gremio, agree to cover Petruchio's costs as he pursues Katharina." (From IMDb)

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Coronado Library
640 Orange Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118
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Sunday, September 29 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
2:00 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
2:00 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
2:00 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
2:00 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
3:00 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, CA 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
5:00 PM Music: Bho Shambo All India Movement (AIM) for Seva is transforming rural India, once child at a time. Our mission is empowerment through value-based education and reaching out to children of rural India through a network of chatralaya(hostels) and schools. Currently there are 136 projects across 16 states in India. In the tradition of bringing professional Indian artist while creating awareness of the work AIM For Seva is doing, they will be presenting Bho Shambo. A Grand Musical Production Bho Shambo is a Carnatic & Hindustani Jugalbandi, featuring Rakesh Chaurasia, Shashank Subramanyam and Jayateerth Mevundi.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Poway Center for the Performing Arts
15498 Espola Road
Poway, CA 92064
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Sunday, September 29 - 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM

6:00 PM Film: Aladdin (2019) Guests watch film from state-of-the-art HD video projectors, listen to soundtracks on studio-quality wireless headphones, and relax in soft lounge-style deck chairs with cozy blankets for cool nights. Food and drink menu available.

Admission/Cost: $12 - $24

Location:
Manchester Grand Hyatt
One Market Place
San Diego, CA 92101
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Sunday, September 29 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
7:00 PM Music: Maná Having formed in Guadalajara, Mexico in 1986, the quartet of Fher Olvera, Alex González, Sergio Vallín and Juan Calleros have gone on to be global envoys for the Latin Rock genre, while selling over 40 million albums. Here in the United States, Maná holds an impressive nine #1 albums and ten #1 singles, more than any other band in the history of Billboard's "Hot Latin Songs" chart.

Admission/Cost: $24 - $34

Location:
North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
2050 Entertainment Circle
Chula Vista, CA 91911
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Sunday, September 29 - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM Stage: Noura Noura and her husband are Chaldean Christian refugees from Iraq, celebrating their first Christmas Eve as American citizens.

But the long-anticipated visit of an orphan girl they once sponsored, now a promising college student, causes them to question who they've become and what they've left behind.

Admission/Cost: $30 - $74

Location:
Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre
1363 Old Globe Way
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Thursday, September 26 until Sunday, October 20
Thursdays, Wednesdays and Sundays - 7:00 PM
Fridays and Saturdays - 8:00 PM
7:30 PM Music: Maná Having formed in Guadalajara, Mexico in 1986, the quartet of Fher Olvera, Alex González, Sergio Vallín and Juan Calleros have gone on to be global envoys for the Latin Rock genre, while selling over 40 million albums. Here in the United States, Maná holds an impressive nine #1 albums and ten #1 singles, more than any other band in the history of Billboard's "Hot Latin Songs" chart.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
2050 Entertainment Circle
Chula Vista, CA 91911
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Sunday, September 29 - 7:30 PM
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