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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

< Friday, February 22, 2019 >

7:00 PM Play on Film: Wooden Wars "Wooden Wars" is a video-recorded theater piece which uses symbolic artifacts-- wooden crosses and wooden figurines of stereotyped Jewish characters-- to depict a cultural battle in contemporary Poland. People buy the figurines as amulets, believing that they will bring luck to their households. The "wooden Jews," bought and sold in Poland, have become a nexus of capitalist opportunism, folk belief, and Jewish and Polish memory and migration. These figurines are both a sign of Polish anti-Semitism and philo-Semitism.

"Wooden Wars" focuses on the lives of four young Catholics from modern Poland, each of whom changes forever when they discover that they might have Jewish roots. Sisters Zosia and Ania separate as one travels to America, converts to reform Judaism, and embraces her lesbian sexuality, while the other stays behind in Poland and marries a Chabadnik. Both come to speak Yiddish at home. Their stories are intertwined with those of their friends Jakub and Tadek, two young men whose own relationships with Jewish identity and Yiddish language are troubled. Neither as children nor as adults do the characters have control of their fates. Various paranormal forces are involved in the action, and Jesus appears to sing in Yiddish.

Jana Mazurkiewicz, doctoral candidate at the University of Michigan, wrote and directed it. Sara Feldman, currently the Yiddish Preceptor at Harvard University, acted in and consulted for the play. "Wooden Wars" starts in English and Polish, but gradually includes more Yiddish so that by the second act almost all of the performance is in Yiddish (the film is subtitled in English). The structure asks us to reflect: Is Yiddish the key to understanding the Polish-Jewish past?

Admission/Cost: $10

Royter's Kitchen
9265 Activity Rd # 105
San Diego, CA 92126

Friday, February 22 - 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
7:00 PM Music: Art of Elan - Loving Vincent Art of Elan: Season 12, called "Ways of Listening," explores the various ways we both listen to and process the world around us. The title is a play on the seminal 1970s book and BBC series Ways of Seeing, which looked at new ways to view visual art. The evening's event is a free pop-up concert followed by a screening of the 2017 experimental drama Loving Vincent. This concert pays tribute to the influential Dutch painter, Vincent Van Gogh, with music inspired by his now famous quotation "For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream."

Admission/Cost: $40 - $50

San Diego Museum of Art
1450 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

Friday, February 22 - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM Music: Los Montaño From Cumbia and Huapango, to Salsa and Norteña, these rhythms will move you to get up and dance under the stars. Everyone is welcome, so don't miss out!

Los Montaño is a band composed of four elements. Their names are Olmedo Montaño (Guitarist, 1st voice), Marlene Montaño (Bass), Luis Montaño (Accordion, 2nd voice), and Luis Alberto Torres (Drums). They identify themselves as romantic and passionate for the music that inspired them since their youth. They dominate as a variety band in order to please the public, playing cumbia, norteño, corridos, and much more.

Admission/Cost: FREE

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

Friday, February 22 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please call: (800) 988-4253 or visit: 7:30 PM
Stage: The Misanthrope USCD Theatre & Dance stages Moliere's masterpiece about the curmudgeon's curmudgeon, in which the great French playwright exposes the "frivolity and inconsistency of his contemporaries." Nicholas Rapp directs.

Exhausted with uncertainty, Alceste finds himself at a party in order to uncover the true nature of Celimene's affections. There he encounters society; a slick, capricious people, who are, in Alceste's estimation, embodiments of decaying values and apathy in the face of corruption. With an unjust lawsuit hanging over his head, he comes to realize first hand the merit of speaking disingenuously as a course to survive. Alceste must finally decide whether his personal convictions are more or less important than his place in this world. 1666. A comedy.

Admission/Cost: $8 - $20

Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre
U.C. San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
San Diego, CA 92093

Dates and times:
Friday, February 22 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 23 - 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Friday, March 1 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 2 - 7:30 PM
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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8:00 PM Film: Casting A director's undertaking of producing and filming a television remake of Rainer Werner Fassbinder's The Bitter Tears of Preta von Kant is thwarted by various casting challenges, including finding the perfect actress to play the lead role.

This film is brought to you by the German Currents Kino film series. In German with English subtitles.

Admission/Cost: $7.50 - $11

Digital Gym
Media Arts Center
2921 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92104

Friday, February 22 - 8:00 PM

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8:00 PM Stage: Beethoven by Hershey Felder The San Diego Repertory Theatre presents piano virtuoso Hershey Felder celebrating the world's greatest composer, Ludwig Van Beethoven. The piece is told through the eyes of a Viennese doctor who spent his boyhood by the Maestro's side. Joel Zwick directs.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $114

San Diego Repertory Theatre
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA

Ongoing from Friday, February 22 until Sunday, March 24, 2019
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Sundays - 7:00 PM
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday Matinees - 2:00 PM

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8:00 PM Dance: Salsa and Bachata If you are curious about latin dancing, have taken a few classes and want to practice, or just want to have a fun Friday night, join us at Tango Del Rey this Friday! Every Friday night is Salsa and Bachata night in this gorgeous venue.

Take advantage of the beginner-friendly lesson before social dancing begins. Taught by San Diego's finest, Majesty in Motion!

Admission:cost: $10

Tango Del Rey
3567 Del Rey St
San Diego, CA

Dates and times:
Every Friday - 8:00 PM to 1:00 AM

For more information, please visit:
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