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Monday, Oct 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: Napoli Velata + Short: The Same Name
Tuesday, Oct 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM Film & Discussion: Puzzle
6:00 PM Coco: Sugar Skull Paint Night
7:00 PM Opera: Aida
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: Come un Gatto in Tangenzial + Short: The Loony Boxer
7:30 PM Book Signing: Kate Quinn
Wednesday, Oct 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:00 PM Wine Tasting: Northern Italy
6:00 PM French Film: Moka
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: Euforia + Short: Postcard
Thursday, Oct 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:00 PM Talk: Racism in German and American Cinema of the Twenties
6:00 PM UNA Discussion: Our Planet, Our Future
7:00 PM Book Signing: Rut Sepetys
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: A Casa Tutti Bene + Short: The Place of Happiness
8:00 PM Comedy: Dante Chang
Friday, Oct 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM Talk with Potter Shumpei Yamaki
2:00 PM Book Signing: J. Elke Ertle
6:00 PM Film & Discussion About Race, Mental Health & Community
7:00 PM Music: Clave Dura
7:00 PM Opera: Aida
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: Selfie + Shorts: Shine, Beauty
7:30 PM Stage: Amazing Adventures Of The Marvelous Monkey King
7:30 PM Stage: Foxfire
8:00 PM Comedy: Dante Chang
Saturday, Oct 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Balboa Park Halloween Family Day
11:00 AM City Heights El Dia de los Muertos
12:00 PM Encinitas Dia de los Muertos Celebration
2:00 PM Black Life: A Conversation
2:00 PM Stage: Sense & Sensibility
2:00 PM Stage: Amazing Adventures Of The Marvelous Monkey King
2:00 PM San Diego Symphony Plays Music from Coco
5:30 PM SDIFF Gala & Italy Exported Awards
7:30 PM Comedy: Dante Chang
7:30 PM Stage: Foxfire
7:30 PM Stage: Amazing Adventures Of The Marvelous Monkey King
8:00 PM Stage: Sense and Sensibility
9:30 PM Comedy: Dante Chang
Sunday, Oct 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM Kimchi Workshop
2:00 PM Opera: Aida
2:00 PM Stage: Sense & Sensibility
2:00 PM Stage: Foxfire
7:00 PM Keali'i Reichel
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: L’uomo Che Comprò la Luna
7:30 PM Stage: Amazing Adventures Of The Marvelous Monkey King
Monday, Oct 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM Population Aging and Korea’s Economy
Tuesday, Oct 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM In Celebration of Toni Morrison: Reflecting on a Legend
6:00 PM Coco: Sugar Skull Paint Night
Wednesday, Oct 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Thursday, Oct 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Friday, Nov 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Sense and Sensibility
Saturday, Nov 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Sense and Sensibility
Sunday, Nov 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Sense & Sensibility
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< Saturday, February 9, 2019 >


9:00 AM Annual Native American Youth Empowerment Conference The SDSU Native American Student Alliance is excited to announce our Annual Youth Empowerment Conference, happening this spring on Saturday, Feb. 9.

It will be held at San Diego State University in the Student Union.

The theme for this year's annual Youth Empowerment Conference is, "The Future is Indigenous: We Exist, We Resist, We Rise." They hope to inspire youth to aim towards higher education as one of the tools to continue uplifting our people, and indigenizing the future.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Dr.
San Diego CA, 92182
MAP - [CAMPUS MAP]

Saturday, February 9 - 9:00 AM
10:00 AM Asian Treasures Sale Celebrate Year of the Pig at the Discovery Shop. Pick up tea sets, kimonos, rugs, jewelry, antiques, and other Asian-themed decor. Purchases help fund cancer research and patient support.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
American Cancer Society Discovery Shop
16787 Bernardo Center Drive, Suite A1
San Diego, CA 92128
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Dates & times:
Saturday, February 9 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday, February 10 - 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.discoveryshops.org
10:00 AM 14th Annual Tet Festival The 14th annual San Diego Tet Festival is one of the largest free community festivals in San Diego, celebrating the Lunar New Year.

It is held at Mira Mesa Community Park and is a large 3-day celebration that celebrates the beginning of Spring and a fresh start to the New Year.

San Diego Tet Festival 2019 will be celebrating the Year of the Pig. Attracting more than 25,000 people every year from all over the city, the 3-day celebration features free admission, a number of new attractions, activities, games, food and live entertainment, including, but not limited to, A-list Vietnamese singers and performers, lion dancing, firecrackers and some of our most popular programs, the Miss Vietnam of San Diego pageant, Step-Up Dance and Golden Voice.

Prospective Program (subject to change):

Friday, February 8th:
• Youth Night
• B-boy Battle, Step-Up Dance Competition
• Pageant Fashion Show

Saturday, February 9th:
• Opening Ceremony with City Official's speeches
• Red Envelopes for Kids, Lion Dance
• Miss Vietnam San Diego Pageant Competition ft. popular Vietnamese Artists (to be announced)

Sunday, February 10th:
• Mock Wedding Ceremony
• Golden Voice, Dog Contest
• Popular Vietnamese Artists (to be announced)
• Kid's Spotlight at Cultural Village

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Mira Mesa Community Park
8575 New Salem St
San Diego, CA 92126
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Dates & times:
Friday, February 8 - 5:00 PM
Saturday, February 9 - 10:00 AM
Sunday, February 10 - 10:00 AM

For more information, please visit: www.sdtet.com
11:00 AM Chinese New Year at Balboa Park Come celebrate Chinese New Year 2019 at the International Cottages of Balboa Park. The event will be filled with Lion Dance, Dragon Dance, Chinese performances, Kung-Fu, Chinese Specialty food.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
International Cottages
Balboa Park
668 Pan American Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Dates & times:
Saturday, February 9 - 11:00 AM
Sunday, February 10 - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM I Love Africa Concert and Dance Workshop Part of the Globe's free AXIS performing art series, I Love Africa will feature Zimbabwe-born musician and vocalist Piwai in concert. She will also teach an African-dance workshop, followed by a drumming workshop with Nana Obrafo Yaw Asiedu. This event is for the whole family! Along with the artistic activities, there will be games, face painting, and the opportunity to create your own traditional African mask craft with the support of a Globe Teaching Artist.

Schedule:

11:00 AM to 11:30 AM - Piwai music performance
11:30 AM to 12:00 PM - Piwai African-dance workshop
12:10 PM to 12:40 PM - Drumming workshop
12:45 PM to 1:30 PM - Piwai music performance

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Hattox Hall
The Old Globe Theater
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92122
MAP - [Park Map]

Saturday, February 9 - 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.theoldglobe.org
1:00 PM San Diego Kuumba Festival Kuumbafest is San Diego's longest running and premier celebration of African-American expression, culture, and heritage.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $25

Location:
The Lyceum
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Dates & times:
Friday, February 8 - 6:00 PM
Saturday, February 9 - 1:00 PM
Sunday, February 10 - 3:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sdrep.org
2:00 PM Shen Yun Chinese Music and Dance Shen Yun returns with an all-new program for Chinese New Year with a 5000-year journey through ancient dynasties and faraway lands including 100 dancers and singers, 1000 hand-made costumes, 20 sets and animated backdrops accompanied by a concert orchestra blending Western and Chinese instruments. Expatriate Chinese Falun Gong practitioners living in North America founded Shen Yun in 2006 in New York. The show features contemporary scenes of a political nature.

Admission/Cost: $80 - $180

Location:
California Center for the Arts
340 North Escondido Boulevard
Escondido, CA 92025
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Thursday, February 7 to Sunday, February 17, 2019
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays - 7:30 PM
Wednesdays and Saturdays - 2:00 PM
Sundays - 1:30 PM
5:30 PM Panel Discussion: Keepers of the Culture In February 2018, the San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art (SDAAMFA) hosted at the San Diego History Center its first annual recognition of individuals whose contributions have resulted in retaining and expanding the cultural expressions that are uniquely African American. This recognition has become exceedingly important during this time when we see the rich, and diverse array of aesthetics, expressions and styles inherent in African American culture continue to be limited or all together omitted by major institutions.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
San Diego History Center
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA
MAP - [Park Map]

Saturday, February 9 - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
5:30 PM Chinese New Year Gala Join the Chinese Historical Museum for their largest celebration of the year, the 23rd Annual Chinese New Year Gala.

Admission/Cost:
Celebration Ticket: $100/person
Celebration Table: $1,000/table
VIP Celebration Ticket: $200/person
VIP Celebration Table: $2,000/table.

Location:
Pearl Chinese Cuisine
11666 Avena Place
San Diego, CA 92128
MAP

Saturday, February 9 - 5:30 PM to 11:00 PM

To purchase tickets, please email ashley@sdchm.org or call (619) 338-9888
7:00 PM San Diego Jewish Film Festival The mission of the San Diego International Jewish Film Festival is to offer outstanding world cinema that promotes awareness, appreciation, and pride in the diversity of the Jewish. Festival programs aim to educate and illuminate through evocative, independent fiction and documentary films that portray the Jewish experience from current and historical global perspectives.

Now in its 29th year, the San Diego International Jewish Film Festival has become one of the largest and most highly acclaimed Jewish Film Festivals in the country. Today, with more than 17,000 ticket holders, SDJFF is the most widely attended annual Jewish cultural event in San Diego. The 11-day Festival features over 80 screenings of international films at five theatre venues: Reading Cinemas Town Square, Edwards San Marcos 18, Museum of Photographic Arts , Project Bar & Grill and the Garfield Theatre at the JCC.

Film Schedule & Tickets

Admission/Cost: $5 - $15.25, Special screenings extra. Festival passes available.

Locations:
Clairemont Reading Cinemas
4665 Clairemont Drive
San Diego, CA 92117
MAP

Museum Of Photographic Arts
1649 El Prado
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
BALBOA PARK MAP
MAP - [Park Map]

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037
MAP

Edwards San Marcos Stadium
1180 W San Marcos Blvd
San Marcos, CA
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from February 6 to February 17, 2019
Thursday, February 7 - Films begin at: 7:00 PM
Friday, February 8 - Films begin at: 11:00 AM
Saturday, February 9 - Films begin at: 7:00 PM
Sunday, February 10 - Films begin at: 10:30 AM
Monday, February 11 - Films begin at: 1:30 PM
Tuesday, February 12 - Films begin at: 1:30 PM
Wednesday, February 13 - Films begin at: 1:00 PM
Thursday, February 14 - Films begin at: 1:30 PM
Friday, February 15 - Films begin at: 11:00 AM
Saturday, February 16 - Films begin at: 7:00 PM
Sunday, February 17 - Films begin at: 1:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sdcjc.org
7:00 PM Stage: The Diary of Anne Frank Coronado School of the Arts presents a theatrical version of "one of the most famous documents of World War II/ The memoirs of a young, Jewish girl, forced to hide for nearly two years to escape Nazi persecution, are an essential part of how we remember one of the darkest periods of our human history." Kim Strassburger directs.

Admission/Cost: $15

Location:
Coronado School of the Arts
650 D Avenue
San Diego, CA 92118
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, February 1 until Saturday, February 9 - 2019
Fridays & Saturdays - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
7:30 PM Shen Yun Chinese Music and Dance Shen Yun returns with an all-new program for Chinese New Year with a 5000-year journey through ancient dynasties and faraway lands including 100 dancers and singers, 1000 hand-made costumes, 20 sets and animated backdrops accompanied by a concert orchestra blending Western and Chinese instruments. Expatriate Chinese Falun Gong practitioners living in North America founded Shen Yun in 2006 in New York. The show features contemporary scenes of a political nature.

Admission/Cost: $80 - $180

Location:
California Center for the Arts
340 North Escondido Boulevard
Escondido, CA 92025
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Thursday, February 7 to Sunday, February 17, 2019
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays - 7:30 PM
Wednesdays and Saturdays - 2:00 PM
Sundays - 1:30 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Bojo's Place To commemorate Black History Month, Community Actors Theatre presents Jennie Hamilton's "finger popping, toe tapping, "HOT" musical revue, celebrating the Blues, Jazz, Pop, Rock & Roll, MoTown, and those who made them possible." Earl Hamilton, Jr., directs with choreography by Patty Faye and musical direction by Kimberly Coburn.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $18

Location:
Community Actors Theatre
2957 54th Street
San Diego, CA 92105
MAP

Dates & times:
Ongoing until Sunday, February 17 - 2019
Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Sundays - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Aubergine San Diego Repertory Theatre presents "Aubergine," an unforgettable story of love, family and the healing power of food.​

Ray believes in the power of food. As a gourmet chef, he's seen a bowl of berries help a woman to fall in love. He's heard stories of a meal prepared by a mother to keep a son from leaving home and moving to the other side of the world. Now with the help of his uncle, who arrives unexpectedly from Korea, Ray is tasked with preparing a family soup recipe to keep his father alive.

When words fail, a home-cooked meal transcends differences in this touching story of intergenerational connectedness, forgiveness and the sweetest spice of life: love. As a Korean family struggles to relate across emotional and cultural divides, it's the ingredients they share in common that lead to understanding. "Aubergine" is a mouthwatering meditation on the beauty of life where hope is no mere ingredient—it's the main course.

The show runs Jan. 24 through Feb. 17, 2019, in the Lyceum Space Theatre in Horton Plaza. Tickets can be purchased in-person at the San Diego REP Box Office, by calling the box office at (61) 544-1000, or online at sdrep.org

Admission/Cost: $25 - $69

Location:
Lyceum Theatre
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA
MAP

Multiple dates from January 24 to February 17, 2019

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Sundays - 7:00 PM (No show 2/5)
Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Matinees 2/3, 2/9 & 2/16 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sdrep.org
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