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Sunday, Nov 17
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:30 AM German Film: The Flying Classroom
12:00 PM Stage: Disney's My Son Pinocchio Jr.
1:00 PM Unveiling New Mural At Chicano Park
2:00 PM Stage: Eurydice
2:00 PM Stage: And Neither Have I Wings To Fly
2:00 PM Stage: Ring Around the Moon
2:00 PM Music: Bach, Bloch & Don Quixote
2:00 PM Stage: Texas in Paris
2:00 PM Stage: Sense & Sensibility
2:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
2:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
2:30 PM Stage: Disney's My Son Pinocchio Jr.
3:00 PM Sound Of Music Sing-a-Long
5:00 PM Stage: All is Calm -The Christmas Truce of 1914
7:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
7:00 PM Stage: Hold These Truths
7:00 PM Music: Hector Villa-Lobos Celebration
Monday, Nov 18
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM Book Discussion: Sudipta Sen
6:00 PM A Conversation On Immigration
Tuesday, Nov 19
All Day Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM French Language Conference & Job Fair
6:00 PM Demonstration: Japanese Floral Design
7:00 PM Victoria Martino Lectures on Matisse
7:30 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
7:30 PM Stage: Ring Around the Moon
Wednesday, Nov 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:30 AM Symposium: Archaeology in Israel
12:00 PM Talk: The Racism of Antisemitism
7:00 PM Astana Ballet
7:00 PM The Horszowski Trio: From Prague to Moscow
7:00 PM International Chocolate Tasting
7:30 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
Thursday, Nov 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 AM Doctors Without Borders Recruitment Info Session
9:30 AM Symposium on the Indigenous Language Communities of the Californias
7:00 PM Stage: Eurydice
7:30 PM Linda Blair Lectures on Jan Van Eyck
7:30 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
8:00 PM Music: Gingee
8:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
8:00 PM Stage: Hold These Truths
Friday, Nov 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:30 AM Kumeyaay Community Garden Unveiling Ceremony
2:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
3:30 PM Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival
6:00 PM Fiesta Santa Cecilia Fundraiser Mariachi Concert
7:00 PM Comedy: George Lopez
7:00 PM Stage: Eurydice
7:30 PM Stage: Texas in Paris
8:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
8:00 PM Stage: And Neither Have I Wings To Fly
8:00 PM Stage: Hold These Truths
Saturday, Nov 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 AM Midnight & Matinee - AKIRA in Japanese w/ English Subtitles
10:00 AM Indigo Dye & Shibori Workshop
11:45 AM Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival
2:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
7:00 PM Stage: Eurydice
7:30 PM Stage: Texas in Paris
8:00 PM Music: Hirie
8:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
8:00 PM Stage: And Neither Have I Wings To Fly
8:00 PM Stage: Hold These Truths
Sunday, Nov 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:45 AM Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival
2:00 PM Stage: Hold These Truths
2:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
2:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
2:00 PM Stage: Texas in Paris
2:00 PM Stage: And Neither Have I Wings To Fly
6:00 PM Lebanese Independence Day Banquet
7:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
7:00 PM Stage: Hold These Truths
11:00 PM Midnight & Matinee - AKIRA in Japanese w/ English Subtitles
Monday, Nov 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Nov 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Victoria Martino Lectures on Matisse
7:30 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
Wednesday, Nov 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
Thursday, Nov 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
8:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
Friday, Nov 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
8:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
8:00 PM Stage: And Neither Have I Wings To Fly
Saturday, Nov 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
8:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
8:00 PM Stage: And Neither Have I Wings To Fly
Calendar

< Friday, August 2, 2019 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Spotlight

One Book - One San Diego Events

Stage

Handbagged
Until November 17, 2019

Hold These Truths
Until December 8, 2019

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

Exhibitions and Art

[A] Portrait of People in Motion
November 30, 2019

Hanjialin Bao - Between Black and White
Until January 26 2020

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

Places

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

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

Chicano Park Tour
Ongoing Saturdays and Sundays

Kids

Kids Meet Mandarin
Ongoing Fridays

Chinese Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Spanish Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Bilingual Storytime
Ongoing Fridays

Classes and Workshops

Asian Brush Painting/Sumi-e Class
Ongoing Tuesdays

Capoeira Angola de Sao Bento Grande
Ongoing Saturdays

Mahjong Lessons
Ongoing Thursdays

Emei Qigong Practice
Ongoing Saturdays

Kokedama Workshop
Ongoing every 1st and 3rd Tuesday

Irish Gaelic Conversation Circle
Ongoing Tuesdays

Tai Chi Workshop
Ongoing Saturdays
10:00 AM Bazaar del Mundo Latin American Festival Latin American folk artists from Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, El Salvador and Ecuador and more will gather at Old Town's iconic Bazaar del Mundo during the annual Latin American Festival and Mata Ortiz Pottery Market, Friday-Sunday, August 2-4. The event is one of the nation's most extensive collections of genuine Latin American folk art, traditional embroidered clothing, handwoven textiles, unique collectibles, dazzling jewelry, handmade ceramic and clay pottery.

Throughout the weekend, guests will enjoy a lively marketplace filled with colorful and elaborately decorated booths and a showcase of authentic handcrafted art, jewelry, vibrant Mexican clothing and more. Mata Ortiz pottery, based on a centuries-old art form renowned for its detailed process and hand-painted geometric and ancestral symbols, will highlight the event with skilled potters showcasing their wares.

Live demonstrations by artists will showcase traditional skills, such as woodcarving, painting and weaving. Guests will also be entertained by performances from a large group of Mexican Chinelos dancers and Latin American folk music band.

Delicious traditional Mexican Street Tacos and other authentic food will be on sale from neighboring Casa Guadalajara restaurant.

This year's visiting artists include a returning favorite, Jacobo Angeles, known for his Oaxacan wood carvings. His traditional alebrijes (Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures) were featured in Disney's much-celebrated animated film, Coco, for which Jacobo was one of the movie's consultants. His wife, Maria Angeles, also participates in the completion of his magnificent creations with her exquisite and meticulous painting of these one-of-a-kind creatures.

Additional artists include:

· Prudencio Guzman: A new addition to the festival this year, Guzman's work includes colorful, imaginative clay sculptured figures from Mexico.
· Pedro and Diego Montaño: Oaxacan weavers from Teotitlan del Valle showcasing marvelous wool rugs and runners in both traditional and contemporary Mexican designs, and performing demonstrations on handmade looms.
· Jorge Quintana: A principal Mata Ortiz artist whose work has been displayed in museums all over the world and included in many of the major books on Mexican folk art.
· Saul Yuritica: A Peruvian artist specializing in traditional reverse-painted mirrors and wall hangings.

Inside the Bazaar del Mundo Shops, located at 4133 Taylor Street in Old Town, shelves will be brimming with gifts and goods imported from Mexico and Latin America, as well as a myriad of books on travel, culture, architecture, arts, crafts and food.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Bazaar del Mundo
Old Town Historical Park
4133 Taylor Street
San Diego, CA 92110
MAP

Dates and times:
Friday, August 2 - 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, August 3 - 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, August 4 - 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
12:00 PM Japanese Friendship Garden Bon Odori Festival The Buddhist Temple of San Diego and the Japanese Friendship Garden invite you to the 2019 Bon Odori "Gathering of Joy" festival in Balboa Park!

The Bon Odori Festival is a Japanese tradition to celebrate one's ancestors similar to Día de los Muertos.

This 2 day festival will be filled with food, crafts, entertainment and of course, dancing!

On August 2, you'll be able to make your own toro nagashi to either take home or set afloat at Japanese Friendship Garden. Lanterns will be sold at the Inamori Pavilion on a first come, first serve basis. Lantern making kits will only be available until 5:00:00 PM Lantern floating is scheduled for 3:00:00 PM and 7:00:00 PM at the lower garden.

On August 3, the festival extends out to the Organ Pavilion at 4:00 PM* where everyone will be invited to participate in the Bon Odori dance. Guests will be able to commemorate lanterns for those that have passed, participate in the Bon dance led by the Buddhist Temple of San Diego, as well as enjoy various merchant booths, cultural performances, a beer & sake garden, and activities for the whole family.

From 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM your paid admission into the Japanese Friendship Garden gives you access to the upper and lower garden.

At 4:00 PM the JFG lower garden will close and admission to the upper garden will be free to the public. During this time the Spreckels Organ Pavilion will begin activities which will include live entertainment, community group booths, and craft vendors.

Admission/Cost: Free - $12

Location:
Japanese Friendship Garden San Diego
2215 Pan American Rd. E
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA
MAP - [Park Map]

Dates and times:
Friday, August 2 - 12:00 PM
Saturday, August 3 - 12:00 PM

For more information please visit: www.niwa.org or call 619-232-2721
12:30 PM Guided Tour of Chicano Park We will take you on a personalized tour of the biggest outdoor art museum in the country by one of its founders, artist Mario Torero. We will transport you by passenger van or meet you at the park.

Mario himself will take you on the tour of his and other colorful murals, decorated pylons and historic paintings of the Coronado Bridge collectively referred to as Chicano Park. You will learn the history of the Spanish colonization of San Diego including facts about the Kumeyaay tribe. Chicano Park is the birthplace of Chicano Civil Rights where the local community blocked the construction of a police station in the middle of the barrio. Murals illustrate this struggle to affirm the Chicano culture in San Diego.

Guests will tour the numerous murals just off the Ceasar Chavez Avenue, ask questions of the artists and learn the little known local history of the Chicano movement that changed America in the early '70s. You will be invited for a Mexican Chocolate with your guides at the Por Vida cafe in the heart of Logan. Then either return to the house or discover the hidden galleries of Logan's oft-overlooked local arts district. Where art prints and souvenirs are for sale.

This is a unique experience of living art history, of recalling the Chicano civil rights movement and of understanding how a culture uses visual narrative to assert and preserve its identity. The first tour of the summer, come and learn the real history of San Diego, from the Conquistadors to the Border Angels.

Admission/Cost:$36

Location:
Chicano Park
Logan Avenue
San Diego, CA 92113
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

For more information, please visit: www.chicanoparksandiego.com/
5:30 PM Carlsbad Music Festival The 16th annual Carlsbad Music Festival is a 3-day summer celebration of adventurous music by the beach on Friday-Sunday, Aug. 2-4, 2019, in the charming seaside Village of Carlsbad.The Festival, called "one of the area's most innovative music showcases" by KPBS, features dozens of performances of creative music of all kinds curated by CMF Founder and Artistic Director, composer/violinist Matt McBane. The weekend includes free indoor and outdoor concerts at various venues, beer garden, food trucks, artisan market, and pop-up art gallery. VIP packages are sold for special musician meet-and-greet opportunities, hosted snacks and drinks in the VIP Lounge, reserved seating at indoor stages, and the best views of the outdoor stage and beach. The Festival programming is an eclectic mix of creative and adventurous music ranging from contemporary classical, indie rock, world, electronic, and jazz music, to musicians who work across genres and fall between the cracks. Carlsbad Music Festival is a nationally-acclaimed nonprofit organization presenting beloved community events that draw thousands from near and far for its unique programming and beautiful setting.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
St. Michael's by-the-Sea
2775 Carlsbad Blvd
Carlsbad, CA 92008
MAP

Dates and times:
Friday, August 2 - 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, August 3 - 1:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Sunday, August 4 - 1:30 PM to 8:00 PM

For more information please visit: www.carlsbadmusicfestival.org
5:30 PM Ballet: Don Juan Join the San Diego Ballet for a night of special Art After Hours series of pop-up performances celebrating the featured exhibition Art and Empire: The Golden Age of Spain. Dancers will perform a program of duets and ensemble pieces from Don Juan throughout the evening. Free after San Diego Museum of Art admission. Admission to the Museum during Art After Hours is only $5 after 5:00 PM on Fridays. Art After Hours is free for members, Youth 17 & Under, and free for College Students with ID.

Performances at 5:30, 6:00 and 6:30 PM

Admission/Cost: Free - $5

Location:
San Diego Museum of Art
1450 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Dates and times:
Friday, August 2 - 5:30, 6:00 and 6:30 PM
5:30 PM Stage: The Comedy of Errors The North Coast Rep Theater School presents Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors tells the story of two sets of identical twins that were accidentally separated at birth. Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, arrive in Ephesus, which turns out to be the home of their long lost twins, who go by the same names: Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant, Dromio of Ephesus. When the Syracusans encounter the friends and families of their twins, a series of wild mishaps based on mistaken identities lead to wrongful beatings, a near-seduction, the arrest of Antipholus of Ephesus, and false accusations of infidelity, theft, madness, and demonic possession.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Locations:
Grauer School
1500 S. El Camino Real
Encinitas CA 92024
MAP

Birdwing Amphitheater Open Air Classroom -
3201 Via de la Valle
Del Mar CA 92014
MAP

La Colonia Park
715 Valley Ave.
Solana Beach CA 92075
MAP

Dates and times:
Grauer School
Thursday, July 18 - 5:30 PM
Friday, July 19 - 5:30 PM
Saturday, July 20 - 5:30 PM

Birdwing Amphitheater
Thursday, July 25 - 5:30 PM
Friday, July 26 - 5:30 PM
Saturda, July 27 - 5:30 PM

La Colonia Park
Thursday, August 1 - 5:30 PM
Friday, August 2 - 5:30 PM
Saturday, August 3 - 5:30 PM

For more information, pleaase visit: www.northcoastreptheatreschool.org
7:00 PM Music: C.J. Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band C.J. Chenier grew up steeped in the indigenous Louisiana Creole culture and zydeco music. His father, Clifton Chenier, was a pioneering accordionist known as "The King of Zydeco" and was the first Creole musician to win a GRAMMY. C.J. started touring with his father's legendary Red Hot Louisiana Band when he was just 21. On the road, his father showed him how to make a career out of fronting a world-class touring band.

When Clifton died in 1987, his son said it only felt natural to carry on his father's legacy. As he told a journalist at the time, he does not try to imitate his father's playing, "I play it the way I play it. All my father really told me was to do the best I could do with my own style." Over the course of his long and successful career, C.J. has established himself as a master zydeco and blues accordionist in his own right, performing with Paul Simon, Joe Sample, Ray Parker Jr., and more.

This event is presented in conjunction with the Accordions: Expanding Voices in the USA special exhibition and is funded in part by the City of Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $30

Location
Museum of Making Music
5790 Armada Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
MAP

Dates and times:
Friday, August 2 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, August 3 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
7:00 PM Stage: The Hunchback of Notre Dame What makes a monster and what makes a man? Based on the 1996 Disney film adaptation of Victor Hugo's 1831 novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame tells the story of Quasimodo, the hunchbacked bell-ringer of Notre Dame, and his desire to one day be a part of the outside world.

Admission/Cost: $14 - $16

Location:
Casa del Prado Theatre
1800 El Prado
San Diego, 92101
MAP

Dates and times:
Friday, August 2 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, August 3 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, August 4 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, August 9 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, August 10 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, August 11 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
7:00 PM Stage: 13 The Musical Following a move from New York City to small-town Indiana, young Evan Goldman grapples with his parents' divorce, prepares for his impending Bar Mitzvah, and navigates the complicated social circles of a new school.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $25

Location:
Diversionary Theatre
4545 Park Boulevard
San Diego, 92116
MAP

Ongoing until Sunday, August 4, 2019
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays - 7:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM Stage: Mama Mia! ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

Join Center Stage Productions (CSP), an award winning youth theatre group based in Escondido, for a Greek island adventure as they tell Sophie and Donna's story through toe-tapping music and high-spirited dance.

Admission/Cost: $20

Location:
California Center for the Arts
340 North Escondido Boulevard
Escondido, CA 92025
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Dates and times:
Friday, August 2 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 3 - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, August 4 - 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 8 - 7:30 PM
Friday, August 9 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 10 - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Songs for a New World This collection of songs examines life, love, and the choices that we make. The audience is transported from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to a ledge, 57 stories above Fifth Avenue, to meet a startling array of characters. A young man has determined that basketball is his ticket out of the ghetto and a woman dreams of marrying rich, which nabs her the man of her dreams.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $25

Location:
Patio Playhouse Theatre
116 S. Kalmia Street
Escondido, 92025
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, August 2 to Sunday, August 18
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 4:00 PM
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