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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

< Thursday, February 21, 2019 >

1:00 PM Ignite Fundraiser 663 million people in the world live without clean water. That's nearly 1 in 10 people world wide. Or, twice the population of the United States. The majority live in isolated rural areas and spend hours every day walking to collect water for their family. Not only does walking for water keep children out of school or take up time that parents could be using to earn money, but the water often carries diseases that can make everyone sick.

This year, Ignite at UC San Diego is helping to tackle this problem. generating approx. $26,000 in funding for clean water projects with Charity: Water. Join us in experiencing the struggle of not having access to clean water and help spread awareness to support more clean water projects around the world.

Charity: Water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries. Millions of people around the world walk hours each day to collect dirty water. Access to clean water means education, income and health - especially for women and kids. Water Walk invites guests to walk a fraction of the distance in someone else's shoes to experience it for themselves.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Library Walk
U.C. San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr.
La Jolla, CA

Thursday, February 21 - 1:00 PM
3:30 PM Afro-Caribbean Dance and Drumming Workshop Master percussionist Gene Perry and his ensemble demonstrate African and Afro-Caribbean drumming and dance styles with audience participation. Free and open to the campus and general public. Refreshments. Children and amateurs welcome! Bring your own instruments, if possible, for full participation. A small number of instruments will be available on a first come, first served basis.

This event is in the Atkinson Pavilion at the UC San Diego Faculty Club. Campus is currently under construction, so allow plenty of time for parking. Alternative parking plans may be needed if the Faculty Club lot is full.
Admission/Cost: FREE

Atkinson Pavilion
Ida and Cecil Green Faculty Club
U.C. San Diego
La Jolla, CA

Thursday, February 21 - 3:30 PM

For more information, please phone(858) 822-0265 or email
6:00 PM Culture & Cocktails: Legends and Voyages The San Diego Museum of Art's latest Culture & Cocktails event is inspired by the works of José María Sert depicting the adventures of Sinbad the Sailor.

Culture & Cocktails is known for its innovative cocktails, trendy photo opportunities, tastes and drinks from local restaurants, and hands-on art making.

Experiences specific to Legends & Voyages include:
- Hope that someone gets your message in a bottle with our jewelry making activity
- Spot enchanting mermaid siren performers
- Give us your most seaworthy Arr! inside the High Seas Photo Booth
- Shake off your sea legs and dance all night to tunes from DJ Gabe Vega
- Satisfy your sailor's appetite at the Cousins Maine Lobster Food Truck

Admission/Cost: $10 - $35

San Diego Museum of Art
Balboa Park
1450 El Prado
San Diego, CA
MAP - [Park Map]

Thursday, February 21 - 6:00 PM

For more information, please call (619) 232-7931 or visit
7:00 PM Talk: Marlon James The stunning first novel in Marlon James' Dark Star trilogy, Black Leopard, Red Wolf combines myth, fantasy and history to explore what happens when a mercenary is hired to find a missing child. For his previous novel, A Brief History of Seven Killings, the Jamaican-born author received numerous awards, including the 2015 Man Booker Prize and OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature for fiction. James is also the author of The Book of Night Women, which won the 2010 Dayton Literary Peace Prize and the Minnesota Book Award.

Tickets include one copy of Black Leopard, Red Wolf.

Admission/Cost: $32.33 - $42.33

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice Theatre
University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park,
San Diego, CA 92110

Thursday, February 21 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please visit:
7:00 PM Music: Banda Magda Led by Greek-born composer, orchestrator, singer & accordionist Magda Giannikou, Banda Magda moves from samba to French chanson, from Greek folk tunes to Colombian cumbia and Afro-Peruvian lando.

Drawing on the band's global background (Greece, Argentina, Japan, Colombia, USA), the group combines South American rhythms with jazz improvisation, cinematic arranging, sophisticated audience participation, mid-century classics and world "chansons" sung in 6 languages.

Founded in 2010 in New York, Banda Magda has toured in more than 22 countries and 5 continents. This group of close musical friends turn Giannikou's songs into engaging romps that have won them a spot with Carnegie Hall Musical Explorers Series, Snarky Puppy's Family Dinner Vol.1, as well as performances at discerning venues and festivals such as WOMAD, Atlanta Jazz Festival, Vancouver Jazz Festival, L'Olympia, Jazz à Vienne, Canarias Jazz, Apollo Hammersmith, The Kennedy Center, Kathmandu Jazz Festival and many more.

This event is presented in conjunction with the Museum's special exhibition "Accordions: Expanding Voices in the USA".

Admission/Cost: $25 - $30

Museum of Making Music
5790 Armada Dr.
Carlsbad, CA

Thursday, February 21 - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM Italian Film: Ammore e Malavita (Love and Bullets) The San Diego Italian Film Festival presents:

Ciro is a feared killer. Along with Rosario, he is one of two "tigers" at the service of Don Vincenzo and his astute wife, Donna Maria. In Naples, we also meet Fatima, a young nurse and dreamer, whose world feels very distant from Ciro until their fates collide. When Fatima finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time, Ciro is given the job of getting rid of the girl who has seen too much - but things don't go as planned. The two end up face to face, recognize each other and rediscover the never-forgotten love of their adolescence.

Admission/Cost: $8 - $12

La Paloma Theatre
471 S Coast Hwy 101
Encinitas, CA 92024

Thursday, February 21 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please visit:
7:30 PM Stage: Aladdin From the producer of "The Lion King" comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It's an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite.

The musical features beloved songs, grand choreography and colorful costumes.
For tickets and additional details call the box office at (619) 570-1100.

Admission/Cost: $33 - $175

San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA

Dates and times:
Multiple dates from February 20 - March 3, 2019
Tuesdays & Wednesdays - 7:00 PM
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays - 7:30 PM
Sundays - 6:30 PM
Saturday Matinees - 2:00 PM
Sunday Matinees - 1:00 PM

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