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Thursday, Apr 18
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM Spring Fling Food Truck Festival
7:00 PM Asian Film Festival Spring Showcase
7:00 PM Stage: Boeing Boeing
7:30 PM Stage: The Servant of Two Masters
Friday, Apr 19
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Women's International Film Festival San Diego
7:00 PM Film: Timbuktu
7:00 PM Stage: Boeing Boeing
8:00 PM Stage: Nine
8:00 PM Stage: The Servant of Two Masters
9:30 PM Music: Metalachi
Saturday, Apr 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Womens International Film Festival
11:30 AM San Diego Student Shakespeare Festival
7:00 PM Ecstatic World Fusion Concert
8:00 PM Stage: The Servant of Two Masters
8:00 PM Stage: Nine
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 Stage: Sweat
8:00 PM Film: Bomb, A Love Story
8:00 PM Film: Formentera Lady
Wednesday, Apr 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Sweat
8:00 PM Zimbabwe Music: Mokoomba
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 Città Aperta (Rome Open City)
7:30 PM Stage: The Servant of Two Masters
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
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
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

< Saturday, November 3, 2018 >

10:00 AM Multicultural Festival in El Cajon The Welcome Newcomer Network of El Cajon will be celebrating our diverse communities in El Cajon by hosting this event with free food, music, raffles and resource tables.

Admission/Cost: FREE

EJE Academies
851 S. Johnson Ave
El Cajon, CA 92020

Saturday, November 3 - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please visit:
11:00 AM Escondido Tamale Festival Come enjoy tamales, food and craft vendors, beer and wine garden, live entertainment with Mariachis, Folklorico and Aztec dancers, best tamale contest, Chihuahua costume contest, kids fun zone and more. Plus California Center for the Arts, free Summer Concert Series finale 4-7 PM adjacent to the Escondido Tamale Festival featuring Las Cafeteras and Dueto Dos Rosas. Free family event with VIP Ticket option.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $40

Grape Day Park
321 North Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025

Saturday, November 3 - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please visit:
11:00 AM Kimchi Making Workshop Learn how to make killer kimchi! Kimchi is an ancient Korean pickle (usually spicy) and there are hundreds of ways to make it! We will explore some of them. Join Austin Durant, founder and Chief Fermentation Officer of Fermenters Club as he takes you into the wild and wide world of fermentation!

Admission/Cost: $50

The Homebrewer
2911 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92104

Saturday, November 3 - 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 450-6165 or visit:
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, piñatas, 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

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
2613 San Diego Ave
San Diego, CA 92110

Dates and times:
November 1 to November 4 - 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
12:00 PM Dia De Los Muertos Signature Event Dia de los Muertos is a very special time of year where we remember loved ones who are no longer with us.

Join the Imperial Beach Library for sugar skull crafts, music and refreshments!

Admission/Cost: FREE

Imperial Beach Library
810 Imperial Beach Blvd.
Imperial Beach, CA 91932

Saturday, November 3 - 12:00 PM (Noon)
2:00 PM Book Signing: Isabel Cruz - The Latin Table Isabel Cruz's new cookbook is full of simple, easy-to-make recipes that are also health-conscious and flavorful. For more than two decades, customers have lined up outside the doors of chef Cruz's three popular restaurants. Join us as we discuss Cruz's influences and snack on some of her special dishes.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Schulman Auditorium
Carlsbad City Library
1775 Dove Lane
Carlsbad, CA 92009

Saturday, November 3 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
4:00 PM Music: Las Cafeteras & Dueto Dos Rosas Las Cafeteras have taken the music scene by storm with their infectious live performances, and have crossed genre and musical borders. They create a vibrant musical fusion with a unique East-LA sound and positive message. Their Afro-Mexican beats, rhythms and rhymes deliver inspiring lyrics that document stories of a community seeking love and justice in the concrete jungle of Los Angeles.

Dueto Dos Rosas is two sisters, Emily and Sheyla Rosas, who fell in love with campirana music and want to bring it back to popularity. They sing every song with heart, and are proud of their roots and indigenous heritage.

Admission/Cost: FREE

California Center for the Arts
340 N. Escondido Blvd
Escondido, CA 92025

Saturday, November 3 - 4:00 PM

For more information, please call: (800) 988-4253 or visit:
5:00 PM Noche de Gala Benefit An evening in benefit of the abandoned kids of Baja. Champagne greeted reception, wine and mezcal tastings, live music, light appetizers, 3-course plated dinner and a chance to meet the students of Corazon de Vida's educational program. All proceeds benefit Corazon de Vida, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Age limit: 18+

Admission/Cost: $125

Coronado Island Marriott Resort
2000 Second Street
Coronado, CA 92118

Saturday, November 3 - 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
6:00 PM Book Signing: African Twilight Celebrate the release of African Twilight: The Vanishing Cultures and Ceremonies of the African Continent, by photographers Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher. During their four decades of African fieldwork, Beckwith and Fisher have recorded the sacred ceremonies and boundless creativity of the African Continent. Now, nearly two decades after their landmark book, African Ceremonies, their final book, African Twilight, completes the journey, capturing disappearing rituals and ceremonies from some of the most inaccessible corners of the African continent. African Twilight completes their odyssey recording the vanishing rituals of Africa with an impressive 864 pages with 750 color photographs in a two volume slip-cased set.

Admission/Cost: $150

Africa and Beyond
1250 Prospect Street
San Diego, CA 92037

Saturday, November 3 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 454-9983 or visit:
7:00 PM Music: Marco Antonio Solis Marco Antonio Solís Sosa is a Mexican musician, singer, composer, actor, and record producer. Born and raised in Ario de Rosales, Michoacán, Mexico, Solís began his musical career at the age of six.

Admission/Cost: $40 - $390+

Valley View Casino Center
3500 Sports Arena Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92110

Saturday, November 3 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 224-4171 or visit:
7:00 PM Koto Music With Kozue Matsumoto Join the Center for World Music for an evening of koto (Japanese zither) music with Kozue Matsumoto. After opening with an introduction to the instrument, its culture and history, the artist will guide the audience through a performance of traditional and contemporary koto music.

About Kozue Matsumoto:

Born and raised in the Tohoku area in Japan and having lived in Tokyo as well, Kozue is now based in the Los Angeles area. She has played the koto since she was three years old, having studied under Ikuta-ryu Miyagi-kai, and she holds a semi-master title. She has also played the shamisen lute and the shinobue flute since she was a child.

In North America, she has been collaborating with various musicians, dancers, visual artists and other artists. Not only does she play traditional, contemporary and experimental music, but she also improvises, composes and creates digital arts. She has performed in various projects including MicroFest, Improvisation Summit of Portland, Time-Based Art Festival, SASSAS, Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble, and The Fuse Factory Electronic and Digital Arts Lab.

Admission/Cost: $20

Kalabash School of Music and the Arts
5725 La Jolla Boulevard
La Jolla, CA 92037

Saturday, November 3 - 7:00 PM to 8:30

For more information, please visit:
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

CSU San Marcos & Pechanga Resort & Casino
333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd
San Marcos, CA 92096

Dates & times:
Thursday, November 1 to Saturday, November 3 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please visit:
7:00 PM Film: Coco Confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, aspiring musician Miguel enters the Land of the Dead to find his ancestors to seek forgiveness and lift a curse.

Winner of the 2018 Academy Award for Best Animated Film and perfect for the whole family, you won't want to miss this movie under the Moonlight. Arrive early when the gates open at 5:30 PM for Dia de los Muertos activities.

Admission/Cost: $5 - $10

Moonlight Amphitheatre
1250 Vale Terrace Dr
Vista, CA 92084

Saturday, November 3 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please visit:
7:30 PM Music: Ode to Hope Diverse melodies and rhythms seamlessly fuse into a perfect whole, illuminating the collective pulse and its power to bring peace to all. Musicians came together to perform both ancient and modern melodies and rhythms, setting us afloat on an inner journey of passion and peace.

World renowned percussionist Pejman Hadadi is the pulse of this journey, as Saeid Komjou on the kamânche, and Kourosh Taghavi on the Setâr improvise. These musicians bring to us their passionate and haunting music, painting the canvas of life with beauty, harmony and peace. Humanity is the essence of this unique performance that has its roots in a diverse world culture.

Admission/Cost: $35 - $40

Iranian American Center
6790 Top Gun St. #7
San Diego, CA 92121

Saturday, November 3 - 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 552-9355 or visit:
7:30 PM Music & Dance: Spirit of Hungary 1848 An exclusive dance and music performance commemorating the brave spirit of the 1848 Hungarian Revolution against oppression of the Austrian, Habsburg Monarchy; and celebrating the vibrant and energetic folklore of the Hungarians in the Carpathian Basin. The Hungarian National Dance Ensemble (Magyar Nemzeti Táncegyüttes) is one of Hungary's most important professional folkdance companies, which has toured on every continent of the world with great success and acclaim. A rare opportunity to witness Hungarian dance culture at its best.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $40

The Auditorium at the Scripps Research Institute
10620 John Jay Hopkins Drive
San Diego, CA 92121

Saturday, November 3 - 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 784-1000 or visit:
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

Experimental Theatre
5500 Campanile Dr.
San Diego, CA 92182

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:
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

Cinema Under the Stars
4040 Goldfinch Street
San Diego, CA 92103

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 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

Spreckels Theatre
121 Broadway, Suite 600
San Diego, CA

Dates and times:
Friday, November 2 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 3 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 4 - 2:00 PM

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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

San Diego City College
Saville Theater
1313 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101

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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