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Tuesday, Dec 10
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Wednesday, Dec 11
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Thursday, Dec 12
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7:00 PM SDIFF Film: La Befana Vien di Notte (The Legend of the Christmas Witch)
Friday, Dec 13
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Saturday, Dec 14
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Sunday, Dec 15
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Monday, Dec 16
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Tuesday, Dec 17
All Day Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Wednesday, Dec 18
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Old School Little Italy Food Tour
Thursday, Dec 19
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Film: La Befana Vien di Notte
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: La Befana Vien di Notte (The Legend of the Christmas Witch)
Friday, Dec 20
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Saturday, Dec 21
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< Saturday, July 13, 2019 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Spotlight

One Book - One San Diego Events

Stage

Intimate Apparel
Until October 20, 2019

Bad Hombres/Good Wives
Until October 27, 2019

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

Exhibitions and Art

Hanjialin Bao - Between Black and White
Until January 26 2020

39th Annual International Art Exhibition
Until October 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

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

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
10:30 AM Paper Theatre Festival This three-day exhibit and festival features replicas of Victorian Era paper theatres as well as modern versions of the toy. Live performances will be featured throughout each day. In the Victorian Era, theatrical playhouses printed fine souvenir posters showing architectural elements of their theatre. Aspects of set design were shown on the posters along with representations of actual actors of the company (shown in costume from a specific production). Condensed scripts were included in these poster kits and paper doll players were soon seen in lively productions on a tabletop at home, with many aspects of theatre arts being introduced to producers and performers of all ages. From these posters, families and hobbyists would cut out the proscenium, the curtain, etc., to create a scale model of that specific theatre.

These paper theatre hobbyists ended up learning a great amount about scenic design, lighting effects, sound effects, music, acting, directing, blocking — all through this paper theatre toy. Theatre-goers often bought these paper theatre posters as souvenirs promoting an actual production they saw. Those living far from the theatre district ordered paper theatres from a catalog and had them delivered to their small town as an educational toy for the household. A lot of cutting and pasting was involved but hours of educational fun and artistic exploration would follow. The many two-dimensional layers of a paper theatre add up to something with surprising depth and charm. Drop in for impromptu performances and build & take home colorful paper optical toys. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Geisel Library
UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
San Diego, CA 92093
MAP - [CAMPUS MAP]

Dates and times:
Saturday, July 13 - 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Sunday, July 14 - 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Monday, July 15 - 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
11:00 AM San Diego Pride Festival and Parade The annual San Dieog Pride Festival includes multiple stages of entertainment, more than 100 entertainers, and dozens of vendor booths, exhibits, cultural presentations and delicious food booths. Groups and performers represent a wide cultural diversity. There will also be a Pan-Asian Night Market and the "Mundo Latino" music and dance party as well as booths that reflect various ethnic groups. The Pride Parade will begin at 10:00 AM on Saturday and the 1 1/2 mile parade begins at the Hillcrest Pride Flag located at the corner of University Ave. and Normal St. and ends Quince St.

Admission/Cost: $20 - 175 Some events (like the Parade and Stonewall Rally) are Free.

Festival Location:
Marston Point
(6th Ave. & Laurel St.)
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, July 13 - 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, July 14 - 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
2:00 PM Stage: Miss Saigon Experience the acclaimed new production of the legendary musical Miss Saigon, from the creators of Les Misérables. This is the epic story of a young Vietnamese woman named Kim. In a bar run by a notorious character called The Engineer, Kim meets an American G.I. That encounter will change their lives forever. Featuring stunning spectacle, a sensational cast of 42, and a soaring score including Broadway hits like 'Last Night of the World,' 'The Movie in My Mind,' and 'The Heat is On in Saigon,' this is a theatrical event you will never forget.

Admission/Cost: $22 - $146

Location:
San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 Third Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from July 9 - July 14, 2019
Tuesday, July 9 - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, July 10 - 7:00 PM
Thursday, July 11 - 7:30 PM
Friday, July 12 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, July 13 - 2:00 PM
Saturday, July 13 - 7:30 PM
Sunday, July 14 - 1:00 PM
Sunday, July 14 - 6:30 PM
7:00 PM Film: Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince Harry discovers a mysterious potions book in CineConcerts' presentation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince In Concert! Projected onto a giant screen and accompanied by a live symphony orchestra, you can join in on Harry's adventures as never before. Nicholas Hooper's wonderful score and J.K. Rowling's classic tale combine to deliver all the adventure, humor, and suspense you remember in an experience you'll never forget.

Admission/Cost: $17 - $108

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

Dates and times:
Saturday, July 13 - 7:00 PM
Sunday, July 14 - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM Film: Moana Come to Civita Park for a Summer Movies in the Park presented by Rose SD Realty. We will be showing "Moana" (2016, 107 min., PG)

Bring your blankets, picnics and lawn chairs for a fun night for the whole family! Come early to get a good seat and enjoy the park!

Movie will begin 15 minutes after sunset. Click here to check sunset times.

There will be Food Trucks. Bounce house for pre-movie activities. Parking lot and street parking available.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Civita Park
7964 Civita Blvd
San Diego, CA 92108
MAP

Saturday, July 13 - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM Portraits in Jazz: Latin Jazz Series curator and award-winning trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos premieres an exclusive program of original compositions inspired by great Spanish masters in the exhibition Art and Empire: The Golden Age of Spain at the San Diego Museum of Art.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $25

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

Saturday, July 13 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
7:30 PM Stage: Miss Saigon Experience the acclaimed new production of the legendary musical Miss Saigon, from the creators of Les Misérables. This is the epic story of a young Vietnamese woman named Kim. In a bar run by a notorious character called The Engineer, Kim meets an American G.I. That encounter will change their lives forever. Featuring stunning spectacle, a sensational cast of 42, and a soaring score including Broadway hits like 'Last Night of the World,' 'The Movie in My Mind,' and 'The Heat is On in Saigon,' this is a theatrical event you will never forget.

Admission/Cost: $22 - $146

Location:
San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 Third Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from July 9 - July 14, 2019
Tuesday, July 9 - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, July 10 - 7:00 PM
Thursday, July 11 - 7:30 PM
Friday, July 12 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, July 13 - 2:00 PM
Saturday, July 13 - 7:30 PM
Sunday, July 14 - 1:00 PM
Sunday, July 14 - 6:30 PM
8:00 PM Film: Midnight in Paris Woody Allen's fizzy fantasy is a snappy valentine to the City of Lights. While moping around the city after dark, a Hollywood screenwriter (Owen Wilson) discovers a midnight portal that transports him back to the storied Paris of the 1920's, where he rubs elbows with Salvador Dali, Ernest Hemingway, Luis Bunuel and F. Scott Fitzgerald. With Rachel McAdams. Cinema Under the Stars is an intimate outdoor movie theater, located directly behind Tops Salon in Mission Hills. Admission is $17 for members, $18 at the box office, or $20 online (cash or check only). Online reservations begin Wednesday at 9:00 AM The box office opens at 6:00:00 PM on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Popcorn, candy and assorted hot and cold drinks sell for $2 each and a classic cartoon is screened before most films. Heaters and blankets are provided to keep you warm. For more information, call (619) 295-4221, or visit the website.

Admission/Cost: $17 - $20

Location:
Cinema Under the Stars
4040 Goldfinch Street
San Diego, CA 92103
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, July 13 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, July 14 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
8:00 PM Film: Nudo di Donna (Portrait of a Nude Woman) Nino Manfredi plays a prudish husband who is appalled to discover that his wife once posed nude for a painting. His shock is intensified when word gets around that the artist's model was a prostitute. The rest of the film consists of Manfred's hilariously frantic efforts to get to the bottom of things (as it were).

Admission/Cost: $8

Location:
Amici Park
Date & State St.
San Diego, CA
MAP

Saturday, July 13 - 8:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: As You Like It Rosalind flees persecution in her uncle's court, accompanied by her cousin Celia to find safety and, eventually, love, in the Forest of Arden. In the forest, they encounter a variety of memorable characters, notably the melancholy traveller Jaques who speaks many of Shakespeare's most famous speeches (such as "All the world's a stage", "too much of a good thing" and "A fool! A fool! I met a fool in the forest"). Jaques provides a sharp contrast to the other characters in the play, always observing and disputing the hardships of life in the country.

Admission/Cost: $30

Location:
The Old Globe Theatre
1363 Old Globe Way
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Sunday, June 16 until Sunday, July 21, 2019
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays - 8:00 PM
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