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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
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
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.


Chicano Park
Logan Avenue
San Diego, CA 92113

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

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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

Grauer School
1500 S. El Camino Real
Encinitas CA 92024

Birdwing Amphitheater Open Air Classroom
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
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

San Diego Museum of Art
1450 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Friday, August 2 - 5:30, 6:00 and 6:30 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

Diversionary Theatre
4545 Park Boulevard
San Diego, 92116

Ongoing until Sunday, August 4, 2019
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays - 7:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
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
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
7:30 PM Stage: Mama Mia! ABBA
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

Patio Playhouse Theatre
116 S. Kalmia Street
Escondido, 92025

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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