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Sunday, Apr 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Sweat
2:00 PM Stage: Nine
2:00 PM Stage: The Servant of Two Masters
7:00 PM Stage: Sweat
Monday, Apr 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Talk: U.S.-Mexico Relations and Trans-border Issues
Tuesday, Apr 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM Discussion: Demystifying Diversity
1:00 PM Film: Bye Bye Germany
3:00 PM Film: Diplomacy
7:00 PM Film: Nureyev
7:00 PM Stage: Sweat
8:00 PM Film: Formentera Lady
Wednesday, Apr 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Sweat
8:00 PM Music: Mokoomba
Thursday, Apr 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Workshop: Italia for Travelers with Paola Baracco
3:00 PM Indigo Dye Shibori Workshop
6:00 PM Ignite & Activate San Diego Summit
7:00 PM Music: Aterciopelados & Los Amigos Invisibles
7:30 PM Film: Roma Cittŕ Aperta (Rome Open City)
7:30 PM Stage: The Servant of Two Masters
8:00 PM Stage: Sweat
Friday, Apr 26
All Day Ignite & Activate San Diego Summit
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:30 PM Talk: Immigrant Resistance in the Deportation Nation
7:00 PM Opera Celebration Concert
7:30 PM The Diary of Anne Frank
8:00 PM Film: Wings of Desire
8:00 PM Stage: The Servant of Two Masters
8:00 PM Stage: Nine
8:00 PM Stage: Sweat
Saturday, Apr 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM 33rd Annual Linda Vista Multicultural Fair & Parade
10:00 AM Art: Little Saigon Stories
10:00 AM Bonsai Spring Show
10:00 AM International Mobile Film Festival
10:00 AM Chase the Spring: Qing Ming Event
11:00 AM Little Italy ArtWalk
12:00 PM Hanamatsuri Celebration
12:00 PM Tequila and Taco Music Festival
1:00 PM Claudia Lyra: Brazilian Folktales and Music
2:00 PM House of Finland Lawn Program
6:00 PM Filipino Pamana Concert
7:00 PM Music: Parisa and Hamnavazan
7:30 PM Music: Pandit Kartik
7:30 PM The Diary of Anne Frank
8:00 PM Stage: The Servant of Two Masters
8:00 PM Stage: Nine
8:00 PM Stage: Sweat
10:30 PM Exhibit: Feeding A Thousand Souls
Sunday, Apr 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:30 AM Film: Pünktchen & Anton
11:30 AM Sake 101
2:00 PM Stage: Nine
7:00 PM Stage: Sweat
7:30 PM The Diary of Anne Frank
Monday, Apr 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM 29th Annual Multicultural Earth Day
Tuesday, Apr 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Witches' Night: An Exploration of Witches in Pop-Culture
7:00 PM Stage: Sweat
Wednesday, May 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:30 PM Debunking Myths: Migration, Criminalization of the Border. . .
6:30 PM Film: Angels Are Made of Light
7:00 PM Stage: Sweat
Thursday, May 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Stage: The Servant of Two Masters
8:00 PM Stage: Sweat
Friday, May 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM Cinco de Mayo Old Town
8:00 PM Stage: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
8:00 PM Stage: The Servant of Two Masters
8:00 PM Stage: Nine
8:00 PM Stage: Sweat
Saturday, May 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Cinco de Mayo Old Town San Diego
8:00 PM Stage: The Servant of Two Masters
8:00 PM Stage: Nine
8:00 PM Stage: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
8:00 PM Stage: Sweat
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< Friday, November 2, 2018 >


10:00 AM Bilingual Story Time Gather around to hear some of your favorite childhood stories at our Bilingual Story Time. Story Time at the Museum is an enriching and engaging experience that allows your child to hear stories from our Museum staff in both Spanish and English. This isn't your typical story circle, however. The New Children's Museum brings stories to life by enhancing the experience with puppet shows, skits and much more.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $14

Location:
The New Children's Museum
200 W. Island Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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Friday, November 2 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

For more information, please call: (619) 233-8792 or visit: www.thinkplaycreate.org
11:00 AM Old Town San Diego's Dia de los Muertos Old Town San Diego's Día de los Muertos is a celebration of the history, culture and heritage of the region that honors one of its most important holidays.

Día de los Muertos is considered to be one of the most important holidays of the year by many in Mexico and other Latin American countries. The unity between life and death is celebrated when families come together and offer hospitality to the spirits of their loved ones.

This event is designed to celebrate the history, culture and heritage of the San Diego region and to pay homage to this very important and festive tradition. Old Town's diverse and historic legacy makes it the best site in San Diego to hold this celebration.

Old Town itself takes the place of the mercado, a traditional marketplace, providing goods, entertainment and regional foods. There will be entertainment and activities for participants of all ages to enjoy. Activities will include face painting, public memorials, children's arts and crafts, pińatas, Aztec and folkórico dancing, life-sized catrina and skeleton displays, giant skeleton puppets, live music and a catrina y catrín costume contest.

Tour of Altars:

It is at this time that the spirits of loved ones who have died return to earth to celebrate with friends and family during this happy, festive, very artistic and visually stimulating time, which is not in any way to be confused with Halloween.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
2613 San Diego Ave
San Diego, CA 92110
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Dates and times:
November 1 to November 4 - 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
3:00 PM Dia de los Muertos at Eternal Hills Memorial Park Come celebrate Dia De Los Muertos with us! We will be providing a sunset blessing for our loved ones, refreshments, kid's activities, raffles and flowers. Best of all, everything is free and open to the community! The Sunset blessing will begin around 5:30 PM.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Eternal Hills Memorial Park, Mortuary & Crematory
1999 El Camino Real
Oceanside, CA 92054
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Friday, November 2 - 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

For more information, please call: (760) 754-6600
4:30 PM Art: Yutaka Murakami Opening Reception Yutaka Murakami was born in Takarazuka City, Hyogo, Japan in 1961. He was awakened to Shinto shrine Buddhist temple worship since childhood and he pushes forward an original study of Shinto and the old Shinto. Since 2004, as a means to express and depict the various images at the time of Shinto Shire worship, he investigated the creation of characters and paintings about the auspicious which in turn, he dedicates to many Shinto shrines. In addition, his painting grew a favorable reception as the "the painting calling for fortune" from many successful leaders, such as business owners and medical professionals, and are seen as popular gifts for celebration and lifetime milestones.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $5

Location:
Japanese Friendship Garden
2215 Pan American Road
San Diego, CA 92101
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Friday, November 2 - 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 232-2721 or visit: www.niwa.org
5:00 PM Dia de los Muertos Culture & Art Display Everyone knows that the Latino culture is facinated with death and the afterlife! Come explore popular belief & see how some residents honor their deceased by bringing them homage and hot food. Vibrant colors, papel picado and an array of Latin food and party articles will delicately adorn the art display. Free for all.

Admission/Cost:FREE

Location:
Fair at 44
4350 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92105
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Dates and times:
Wednesday, October 31 - 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Thursday, November 1 - 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Friday, November 2 - 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM

For more information, please visit:www.facebook.com
5:00 PM Dia de los Muertos at The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch Celebrate life, death and the vibrant Mexican culture in honor of Dia De Los Muertos at The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch! The Village will be hosting a fiesta to commemorate this beloved tradition with free face painting and a live Mariachi band in the Village Square during the event. Sip and savor food and drink specials at participating restaurants. Home to gourmet and casual dining options, award-winning chefs and mouthwatering cultural fare, The Village has plenty of options to choose from! Taking place at the restaurants, patios and open pedestrian plazas at the charming and spacious Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch, The Village's Dia De Los Muertos event promises a night of wholesome family fun and a safe environment for Halloween festivities. Join The Village in celebrating this cherished Mexican tradition with your family for an unforgettable evening.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch
13490 Pacific Highlands Ranch Parkway
San Diego, CA 92130
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Friday, November 2 - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 546-2608 or visit: www.phrvillage.com
5:00 PM Art: Deja Vu Many of us have experienced the feeling of "I've been here before," perhaps while traveling or in a dream. Rubin paints "Skull with Marigold" in mixed media from a Dia de los Muertos altar with huge glitter eyes and buck teeth, pondering the attraction to that Mexican life. Inspiration came for Rubin in Europe after experiencing deja vu on her trip to southern Italy. Rubin portrays herself as a skeleton amidst the ruins wearing her tourist name tag.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
June Rubin Studio/Gallery
2690 Historic Decatur Road #214
San Diego, CA 92106
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Friday, November 2 - 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 229-4571 or visit: www.junerubin.com
6:00 PM Music & Dance: A Night in Sevilla Join us for a Spanish fiesta in the Gaslamp Quarter—live Latin music, dancing, delicious tapas and cocktails. Proceeds benefit the American Immigration Council, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to promoting laws, policies, and attitudes that honor our proud history as a nation of immigrants. Purchase your tickets below. Don't miss the early bird rate: $10 off. Ticket includes open bar (wine, beer and sangria*), appetizers and live Latin entertainment.

Age limit: 21+

Admission/Cost: $50 - $60

Location:
Cafe Sevilla Nightclub
353 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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Friday, November 2 - 6:00 PM
6:30 PM Discussion: Bodie Good Times & Bad Will Furman, the fine art photographer behind Nicholas Clapp's Bodie: Good Times & Bad (Sunbelt Publications, 2017), will discuss the history of Bodie State Historic Park and the "Inside-Out Reflections" photography technique he developed while working on the book.

Bodie Historic District, the best-preserved ghost town from the California Gold Rush, is located seven miles south of Bridgeport, California, at an elevation of 8,379 feet in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Now in a state of arrested decay, Bodie is an excellent example of an American West boomtown and the accompanying lifestyle that developed in the western mining towns. As part of the California Gold Rush, many Chinese came to live and work in Bodie during its early years. More than 100 historic buildings remain in the district to convey what life in Bodie was like between its founding in 1859 and its end in 1942, when mining was suspended and the last Bodie residents left the town.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Joyce Beers Uptown Community Center
3900 Vermont Street
San Diego, CA 92103
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Friday, November 2 - 6:30 PM
7:00 PM Carnatic (Indian) Vocal Concert A Carnatic Vocal Concert by R.Suryaprakash
Accompanied by:
• V.V.Ravi - Violin
• Trivandrum Balaji - Mridangam
• Ghatam Karthick - Ghatam

Admission/Cost: $25 Free for 2018 Subscription and Subscription Plus Patrons

Location:
Seaside Center for Spiritual Living
1613 Lake Dr.
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Friday, November 2 - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival The California's American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival (CAIIFF) will highlight current films from American Indian filmmakers, producers, directors and actors.

The California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center (CICSC) at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) is proud to present the 2018 San Diego American Indian Film Festival.

The CAIIFF offers audiences in San Diego County the finest work in American Indian film and media on an annual basis. The festival will highlight the best of current films from American Indian filmmakers, producers, directors and actors working through Indian Country.

This film festival, based in Southern California, is located in an area that is home to the largest number of Indian reservations in the region, and we will be able to reach unprecedented numbers of tribal people and the surrounding community. The festival offers an event that promises not only exclusive viewings, but includes three days of interactive dialogues with film industry professionals, selected panel discussions and opportunity for Q&A sessions after each screening.

Admission/Cost: $10 per film screening

Location:
CSU San Marcos & Pechanga Resort & Casino
333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd
San Marcos, CA 92096
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Dates & times:
Thursday, November 1 to Saturday, November 3 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.caiiff.com
7:30 PM Music: Estas Tonne Guitar virtuoso Estas Tonne started his rise as a musician while performing on the streets all over the world. As a modern-day Troubadour he travels countless places and spreads an inspirational message of the new consciousness and paradigm whilst playing worldwide. His music is a deep reflection of a classical structure, Flamenco, Gypsy, Latin and Electronic soundscapes. For the first time in the U.S., Estas Tonne's upcoming tour, The Breath of Sound, reaches the followers of bold guitar music and unique art and culture, as well as spiritual well-being.

Admission/Cost: $35 - $90

Location:
Balboa Theatre
868 Fourth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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Friday, November 2 - 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 570-1100 or visit: www.sandiegotheatres.org
7:30 PM Music: Nathan James A night of resonator blues and jazzy folk. American roots and blues master, Nathan James, brings the foot-stompin', feel-the-beat-in-your-chest kind of performance while traveling minstrels, Nathan & Jessie, bring jazzy folk tunes rooted in jazz improvisation with melodies in English, French and Spanish.

Admission/Cost: $7 - $10

Location:
EVE Encinitas
575 S. Coast Highway 101
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Friday, November 2 - 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

For more information, please call: (760) 230-2560 or visit: www.eveencinitas.com
7:30 PM Stage: Más A docudrama about the dismantling of Tucson Unified School District's Mexican American Studies program or MAS. This cultural conflict is brought to life in an abstract sweat lodge where dancers represent the Mexican deities of life's natural forces. Más engages the audience in the debates around the passage in 2010 of Arizona House Bill 2281, which effectively banned the MAS program. The play's balance of poetry and reenactment captures the soul of the movement and also tells a contemporary story of community.

Admission/Cost: $17 - $20

Location:
Experimental Theatre
5500 Campanile Dr.
SDSU
San Diego, CA 92182
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, November 2 to Sunday, November 11
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays - 7:30 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 594-5124 or visit: www.artsalive.sdsu.edu
8:00 PM City Ballet Tchaikovsky Spectacular City Ballet of San Diego opens its season with Tchaikovsky Spectacular. From the classic to the contemporary, City Ballet struts its stuff in tribute to the great Russian composer Tchaikovsky. Accompanied by the City Ballet Orchestra, these performances of excerpts from Swan Lake, including "Act II" and the famed "Black Swan pas-de-deux," are lovingly and lavishly staged with full scenery, costume and lighting effects. You'll also experience the Tchai Celebrationm a large cast ballet set to the composer's The Seasons, featuring Elizabeth Wistrich's expressive contemporary choreography. Artistic Director Steven Wistrich presents a free lecture 30 minutes before each performance.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $89

Location:
Spreckels Theatre
121 Broadway, Suite 600
San Diego, CA
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Dates and times:
Friday, November 2 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 3 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 4 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.cityballet.org
8:00 PM San Diego Symphony Presents Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev San Diego Symphony presents a unique commissioned work bringing together Mexican composer Javier Álvarez and genre-crossing United States Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera.

Imagining the hopes, fears and dreams of an immigrant child, this work features a boy soprano and incorporates the sound of Mexican vihuelas. The concert also features brilliant young pianist/composer Conrad Tao performing Piotr Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto.

Admission/Cost: $26 - $100

Location:
Joan and Irwin Jacobs Music Center
750 B St.
San Diego,CA
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Dates and times:
Friday, November 2 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 4 - 2:00 PM
8:00 PM Film: Sorry to Bother You Boots Riley directed this deliriously inventive fever dream about a black telemarketer (Lakeith Stanfield) whisked up the corporate ranks by using his "white voice" to seal the deals. The surreal satire also stars Danny Glover, Armie Hammer and Lily James. The box office opens at 6:00 PM. Pay with cash or check only. Popcorn, candy and assorted beverages are $2 each. A classic cartoon is screened before most films. Heaters and blankets are provided.

Admission/Cost: $17 - $20, Free for members

Location:
Cinema Under the Stars
4040 Goldfinch Street
San Diego, CA 92103
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Dates and times:
Friday, November 2 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, November 3 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Fade Moxie Theatre stages Tanya Saracho's comedy-drama about Lucia, a TV writer, and Abel, a custodian who cleans her office. As they slowly become friends, they must discard assumptions about each other. Maria Patrice Amon directs.

Admission/Cost: $18 - $43

Location:
Moxie Theatre
6663 El Cajon Boulevard, Suite N
San Diego, CA 92115
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Sunday October 14 to Sunday, November 11, 2018
Thursdays - 7:30 PM
Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Metamorphosis San Diego City College stages Mary Zimmerman's mystical staging of Ovid's myths of change. The cast performs them around—and in—a pool (known as the "splash zone"). Lisa Berger directs.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $15

Location:
San Diego City College
Saville Theater
1313 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, October 26 until Sunday, November 4, 2018
Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
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