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Sunday, Dec 8
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Monday, Dec 9
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
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
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Saturday, Dec 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

< Sunday, July 28, 2019 >

All Day Ongoing and Extended Events


One Book - One San Diego Events


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


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 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
12:00 PM House of Peru Lawn Program The House of Peru lawn program takes place every year with entertainment by folkloric dancers, who will fascinate the audience with their beautiful dances in colorful costumes.

They will serve typical Peruvian food: Arroz con Pollo (rice chicken), Papa a la Huancaina (potatoes with creamy-cheese sauce) and Picarones (fluffy yucca-yam doughnuts served with molasses syrup). To accompany these delicious plates, there is nothing better than the Peruvian national soda: Inca Kola. Usually the Peruvian menu at this event will be the same as our House's menu at December Nights.

Admission/Cost: FREE

International Cottages
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Sunday, July 29 - 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 234-0739, email: info@houseofperu.org or visit: www.sdhpr.org
12:00 PM Samba Enredo School Contest A Casa do Urso and Super Sonic Samba School present:

Release Party of the First Annual Contest to select the Samba Enredo for 2020, the year of the School's 30th Anniversary.

This event, which releases the contest for the first Samba Enredo of Super Sonic Samba School, is for the entire family and for all ages. We want to celebrate this important day with you with many attractions to unite our community and bring the culture of the samba schools to our beloved city.

The Roda de Samba with Grupo Resenha - CA bringing the best of Samba and Pagode

Super Sonic Samba School presenting their newest show new Puxador, Bruno Moreira, as well as the Queen of the Bateria, Vanessa Perea.

Bring your family and children! We will have various activities including:

Kids Area and Activities
Balloon Animals
Face Painting
Percussion Lessons
Dance Lessons

Admission/Cost: $10

Worldbeat Center
2100 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Sunday, July 28 - 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
12:00 PM Vista Japanese Obon Festival Obon Festival featuring Japanese food (until 6:00 PM or when sold out), taiko drumming, martial arts demonstrations, farmer's market, koto performance, boutique items, game booths for children, talks on Buddhism and time on both days (3:00 PM) to familiarize yourself with the Bon Odori dances that start at 6:30 PM. Family-friendly, free admission, free parking.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Vista Buddhist Temple and Japanese Cultural Center
150 Cedar Road
Vista, CA 92083

Dates and times:
Saturday, July 27 - 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, July 28 - 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
2:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd A barber is unjustly imprisoned for years by a corrupt judge returns to England bent on revenge—a revenge that turns indiscriminately murderous, leading his resourceful accomplice, Mrs. Lovett, to bake the victims into meat pies.

Admission/Cost: $13 - $23

Star Theatre
402 N. Coast Highway
Oceanside, CA 92054

Dates and times:
Friday, July 19 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, July 20 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Sunday, July 21 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, July 26 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, July 27 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, July 27 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Sunday, July 28 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
7:00 PM Music: Led Kaapana A master of the slack key guitar, Led Kaapana has been one of Hawaii's most influential musicians for four decades. His mastery of stringed instruments, exceptional picking style on slack key guitar and 'ukulele, and extraordinary baritone to leo ki`eki`e (falsetto) vocal range, have made him a musical legend. With easy-going style and kolohe (rascal) charm, he has built a loyal corps of "Led Heads" from Brussels to his birthplace on the Big Island of Hawai'i. In 2011, he was honored with an NEA National Heritage Fellowship for his artistic excellence and his contributions to our nation's traditional arts heritage.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $35

Sweetwater Community Church
5305 Sweetwater Road
Bonita, CA 91902

Sunday, July 28 - 7:00 PM
8:00 PM Music: Panteón Rococó With more than 24 years of musical career, Panteón Rococó is known for its Latin American rhythms with origins of ska and tints of reggae and trap music. Panteón Rococó has built a solid career in Mexico, being one of the most representative bands of the Latin American scene with an altruistic discourse in their songs. This is why for more than 10 years their music has been taken around the world with extensive tours in The United States and Europe, projecting the best of Latin Ska Mexico to every corner of the world. Escondido's very own Que Oso band and Los Angeles' La Resistencia will also be in attendance to open the show before Panteón Rococó takes the stage. From the neighborhoods of Los Angeles, La Resistencia is without a doubt one of the most representative and popular skacore Angelino bands. With an increasingly refined sound, the band equally mixes punk, Latin ska and lyrics which address global issues.

Up-and-coming alternative rock band, Que Oso from Escondido. The band has mixed rock with post hardcore and solidified the band's sound sonically and rhythmically. Que Oso has also been involved in the community of North County San Diego, fighting for social causes, namely immigrant and workers' rights since 2013.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $75

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

Sunday, July 28 - 8:00 PM
8:30 PM Film: Selena The true story of Selena Quintanilla-Perez, a Texas-born Tejano singer who rose from cult status to performing at the Astrodome, as well as having chart topping albums on the Latin music charts.

Situated on the 4th floor sports terrace of the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, this location is a perfect setting to sit back and enjoy movies on the big screen under the stars.

Doors open at 6:30 PM, allowing plenty of time to grab your headphones, pick a seat, and enjoy awesome cocktails, delicious food, fun games and city views at sunset.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the event homepage.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

Admission/Cost: $15.30 - $24

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
1 Market Place
San Diego, CA 92101

Sunday, July 28 - 8:30 PM
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