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Saturday, Jan 19
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM Hawaiian Hula Workshops
10:00 AM San Diego Travel & Adventure Show
10:30 AM Talk: Dining Out in Paris Before There Were Restaurants
1:30 PM Talk: Chicano Park & Its Amazing Murals
2:00 PM Book Signing: Black-on-White: A Personal Discovery
2:00 PM Stage: Becoming Dr. Ruth
5:00 PM Artist Exhibition Reception: Sana Saadeh
7:00 PM Book Signing: Mickey Brent: Broad Awakening
7:00 PM Music: Omar Chaparro
7:30 PM Stage: Becoming Dr. Ruth
8:00 PM Talk: Beyond The Score - Symphonie Fantastique
8:00 PM Stage: And Then There Were None
9:00 PM Music: Marauak
Sunday, Jan 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:55 AM Film: Bolshoi Ballet's La Bayadere
10:00 AM Tu B'shvat Festival
11:00 AM San Diego Travel & Adventure Show
12:55 PM Film: Bolshoi Ballet's La Bayadere
2:00 PM Rafael 'Fallo' Mareyna Art Reception
2:00 PM Stage: Becoming Dr. Ruth
2:00 PM Stage: And Then There Were None
4:00 PM Indian Cultural Art Showcase
7:00 PM Cinema Under the Stars: Casablanca
Monday, Jan 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM 30th Martin Luther King Day Celebration
1:00 PM Film & Discussion: MLK: The Assassination Tapes
2:00 PM 39th Annual Martin Luther King Day Parade
7:30 PM Lecture: Leonardo - Tracing the Arc of the Renaissance
Tuesday, Jan 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Film: I Am Not Your Negro
7:00 PM Film: Bolshoi Ballet's La Bayadere
7:30 PM Cuban Dance Series Workshops
Wednesday, Jan 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 AM #ChinaToo: The Feminist Awakening in the People’s Republic
6:00 PM Dinner & Talk: Native Voices - Steve Newcomb
8:00 PM Music: Celso Piña
Thursday, Jan 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:00 PM Talk: Vladimir Vysotsky, a Russian Cultural Legend
6:30 PM Kumeyaay Talks: Blood of the Band
7:00 PM Stage: Aubergine
7:00 PM Film: Lasciati Andare (Let Yourself Go!)
7:30 PM Stage: Becoming Dr. Ruth
Friday, Jan 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
3:00 PM Talk: From a Rural Village in Mexico to Global Social Impact
7:30 PM Lecture: Leonardo - Tracing the Arc of the Renaissance
7:30 PM Stage: Becoming Dr. Ruth
8:00 PM Music: Ozomatli, Cut Chemist, Chali 2na
8:00 PM Stage: Aubergine
8:00 PM Stage: And Then There Were None
Saturday, Jan 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Becoming Dr. Ruth
7:00 PM An Evening of Middle Eastern Classical Music
7:30 PM Stage: Becoming Dr. Ruth
8:00 PM Stage: Aubergine
8:00 PM Stage: And Then There Were None
9:00 PM Stage: Familiar
Sunday, Jan 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Becoming Dr. Ruth
2:00 PM Stage: And Then There Were None
7:00 PM Stage: Aubergine
Monday, Jan 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Jan 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Familiar
7:00 PM Stage: Aubergine
7:30 PM Cuban Dance Series Workshops
Wednesday, Jan 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Aubergine
7:00 PM Stage: Familiar
8:00 PM Beijing Dance Theater
Thursday, Jan 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM San Diego Black Film Festival
7:00 PM Stage: Aubergine
7:30 PM Stage: Becoming Dr. Ruth
Friday, Feb 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:00 PM San Diego Black Film Festival
7:30 PM Stage: Becoming Dr. Ruth
8:00 PM Stage: Aubergine
8:00 PM Stage: And Then There Were None
Calendar

< Sunday, November 4, 2018 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Spotlight

One Book - One San Diego events

Stage

Mama Mia!
Until February 24, 2019

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

Exhibitions and Art

Salvador Dali Exhibition
Until December 29, 2018

World in Porcelain Exhibit
Until January 19, 2019

Arts Of South And Southeast Asia
Ongoing until January 31, 2019

Walking Tour of Asian Pacific Historic District
Ongoing, every 2nd Saturday of each month

Arts of Iran
Until January 31, 2019

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

Free Admission to Mingei International Museum
Ongoing, 3rd Tuesday of each month

Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
Ongoing, 3rd Tuesday of each month

Kids

Classes:Children's West African Drumming
Ongoing Tuesdays

Kids Meet Mandarin
Ongoing Fridays

Chinese Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Spanish Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Bilingual Storytime
Ongoing Fridays

Classes and Workshops

Argentine Tango Series
Ongoing Wednesdays until October 3

French Bench
Until Saturday, December 15

Capoeira Angola de Sao Bento Grande
Ongoing Saturday

West African Dance Class
Ongoing Sunday

Mahjong Lessons
Ongoing Thursdays

Ki Energy Healing Clinic
Ongoing Wednesdays

Emei Qigong Practice
Ongoing Saturdays

Middle-Eastern Drum & Belly Dance Class
Ongoing until December 17

Kokedama Workshop
Ongoing every 1st and 3rd Tuesday

Irish Gaelic Conversation Circle
Ongoing Tuesdays

Tai Chi Workshop
Ongoing Saturdays

African Dance Class
Ongoing Sundays

Qi Gong Workshop
Ongoing Saturdays

Salsa Class
Ongoing Tuesdays
6:00 AM Sports: Carrera de los Muertos 5k/10k Carrera de los Muertos San Diego is a festive and fun 5k and 10k run that will start and finish Embarcadero Park South in Downtown San Diego. Enjoy a scenic run or walk along Downtown's San Diego Bay and stay to celebrate in the park with mariachi, dancers and comida deliciosa! Join family and friends to remember loved ones that have passed in this rich cultural tradition. You will experience a great sense of community through a little exercise, music, dance, face painting and a lot of fun. Nos vemos en la Carrera de los Muertos.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $55

Location:
Embarcadero Marina Park South
200 Marina Park Way
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Sunday, November 4 - 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM

For more information, please visit: www.losmuertos5k.com
10:00 AM House of Iran Harvest Festival Harvest celebration is almost like Nowroz celebration with music, There will be dance, a singer, and food sold at a great price. Deejay Mohsen's program starts at 4 PM so bring your dancing shoes :-) There will also be a display table inside the house for the festival.

Bring a chair if you need one.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
International Cottages
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA
MAP - [Park Map]

Sunday, November 4 - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
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

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

Dates and times:
November 1 to November 4 - 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
12:00 PM Asayake Taiko Tryouts Interested in trying out for Asayake Taiko, UCSD's Japanese Drumming group?

Join Asaytake Taiko for their five-week tryout process of excitement, sweat and performances by our members! No experience necessary—they will be teaching you everything you need to know, from the basics up!

Just show up with comfortable clothes (work-out clothes), athletic shoes, sunscreen, lots of water and $5 for your own pair of bachi (taiko drum sticks).

Admission/Cost: $5

Location:
Stonehenge Lawn
Revelle College Scholars Drive South
UCSD
San Diego, CA
MAP - [Campus MAP]

Dates and times:
Sunday, October 21 - 12:00 PM
Sunday, October 28 - 12:00 PM
Sunday, November 4 - 12:00 PM

For more information, please email: AsaTaikoTryouts@gmail.com
2:00 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
MAP

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

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
2:00 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 as well as telling a contemporary story of community.

Admission/Cost: $17 - $20

Location:
Experimental Theatre
5500 Campanile Dr.
SDSU
San Diego, CA 92182
MAP - [CAMPUS MAP]

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
2:00 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
MAP

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
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
MAP

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

For more information, please visit: www.caiiff.com
8:00 PM Music: Willie K & Kaleo Phillips This renowned Hawaiian entertainer captivates audiences around the globe with his astounding performances and remarkable array of musical styles as heard on his hits "You," "Ku'uipo" and "Good Morning"!

As part of a family band—he was the second of nine boys and four girls—Willie learned how to play every instrument that might be needed in the show, from guitar and bass to the ukulele, quickly becoming a virtuoso on each. And he learned how to make music in virtually any genre that might please an audience. That eclecticism is evident on the amazing DVD release, Willie K Live at Mulligan's On the Blue, and the stunningly diverse CD Live at Hapa's. His other albums released over the past two decades are devoted to everything from pure traditional Hawaiian music to Christmas tunes.

Admission/Cost: $30 - $32

Belly Up Tavern
143 S Cedros, Suite T
Solana Beach, CA 92075
MAP

Sunday, November 4 - 8:00 PM
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