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Thursday, Oct 17
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day Hola Mexico Film Festival
10:00 AM Kokedama Japanese Moss Garden Workshop
12:00 PM San Diego International Film Festival
5:00 PM Opening Reception With Luis González Palma
6:00 PM Stage: The Sound of Music
6:00 PM Noche de Mole Opening Reception
6:30 PM The Arts of Southeast Asia
7:00 PM Bellydance Showcase
7:00 PM Stage: Noura
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: Ferrante Series (Double Feature)
7:30 PM Stage: Man of La Mancha
8:00 PM Stage: Noura
Friday, Oct 18
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM San Diego International Film Festival
1:00 PM Test
7:00 PM Lecture and Book Signing: Luis González Palma
7:00 PM Stage: The Sound of Music
7:30 PM Music: Indian Classical
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: Dogman + Short: Cyclamen
7:30 PM Indian Music: Sammilan / A Jugalbandhi
7:30 PM Stage: Foxfire
8:00 PM German Film: Gundermann
8:00 PM Stage: Noura
8:00 PM Stage: Man of La Mancha
Saturday, Oct 19
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:30 AM Global Empowerment Summit
10:00 AM Arch in the Park
11:00 AM San Diego International Film Festival
12:00 PM Dia de los Muertos At La Vista Memorial
12:00 PM Filipino-American History Celebration
1:00 PM Test
2:00 PM Lawn Program: House of Austria
2:00 PM Stage: The Sound of Music
4:00 PM Bridge of Love Fundraiser
5:00 PM Armenian Culture Night
7:00 PM Opera: Aida
7:00 PM Stage: The Sound of Music
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: Italy Exported (Shorts)
7:30 PM Stage: Foxfire
8:00 PM Stage: Noura
8:00 PM Stage: Man of La Mancha
Sunday, Oct 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM San Diego International Film Festival
10:00 AM Sukkot Harvest Festival
10:30 AM German Film: Rocca Changes The World (Rocca Verändert Die Welt)
2:00 PM Lawn Program: House of Czech & Slovak Republics
2:00 PM Stage: Foxfire
2:00 PM Stage: Man of La Mancha
6:00 PM Music & Dance: Danyavaad & The Shimmy Sisters Reunion
6:00 PM Music: Ali Azimi
7:00 PM Opera: Aida
7:00 PM Stage: Noura
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: Benedetta Follia + Short: Scent of the Stars
Monday, Oct 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Opera: Aida
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: Napoli Velata + Short: The Same Name
Tuesday, Oct 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Opera: Aida
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: Come un Gatto in Tangenzial + Short: The Loony Boxer
Wednesday, Oct 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Opera: Aida
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: Euforia + Short: Postcard
7:30 PM Stage: Man of La Mancha
Thursday, Oct 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM UNA Discussion: Our Planet, Our Future
7:00 PM Opera: Aida
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: A Casa Tutti Bene + Short: The Place of Happiness
7:30 PM Stage: Man of La Mancha
8:00 PM Stage: Noura
Friday, Oct 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Opera: Aida
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: Selfie + Shorts: Shine, Beauty
7:30 PM Stage: Foxfire
8:00 PM Stage: Noura
8:00 PM Stage: Man of La Mancha
Saturday, Oct 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:30 PM SDIFF Gala & Italy Exported Awards
7:00 PM Opera: Aida
7:30 PM Stage: Foxfire
8:00 PM Stage: Noura
8:00 PM Stage: Man of La Mancha
Sunday, Oct 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Opera: Aida
2:00 PM Stage: Foxfire
2:00 PM Stage: Man of La Mancha
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: L’uomo Che Comprò la Luna
Monday, Oct 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Oct 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Wednesday, Oct 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

< Thursday, August 8, 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
10:00 AM Henna Tattoo Class Instructor: Natasha Monahan Papousek | In this fun, hands-on, educational introductory workshop, learn about the ancient art of henna. Explore everything needed to get you started making henna art: its history and traditions, basic science, traditional designs from around the world, how to mix henna paste, how to roll cones and draw with them, basic design elements, design care and aftercare. Each participant will receive a kit that includes: an instruction booklet, a fresh henna cone, a practice henna cone with non-staining lotion, fresh henna powder and materials to make your own cone at home after the class is over. Please register in advance.

Admission/Cost: $42 - $48

Bravo School of Art South Park
2963 Beech Street
San Diego, CA 92102

Thursday, August 8 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (noon)
5:30 PM Oceanside International Film Festival The Oceanside International Film Festival returns for six days’ worth of independent cinema and very special events all happening August 4 and August 7 through 11, 2019. The event, which is now entering its ninth annual edition, remains North County’s longest running film festival. Every year the event hosts amazing work from around the world and often highlights local filmmakers. OIFF alumni have gone on to be recognized by many festivals collecting accolades around the world and some have even been nominated for an Academy Award.

OIFF 2019 will showcase films from a variety of countries, including but not limited to; France, Australia, Portugal, Spain, and Mexico. For the first time in the festival's history, almost half of the event's full program will be comprised of local works, spotlighting San Diego filmmakers more than ever before. Held Aug. 4 and 7 " 11, OIFF 2019 will take place at the Sunshine Brooks Theatre. Please Visit osidefilm.org for more info & full schedule.

Admission/Cost: $12 - $30

Sunshine Brooks Theatre
217 N Coast Hwy
Oceanside, CA 92054

Ongoing from August 4 - August 11, 2019
Sunday, August 4 - 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Wed, August 7 - 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Thu, August 8 - 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Friday, August 9 - 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, August 10 - 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday, August 11 - 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
6:45 PM Opera NEO: Summer Opera Festival And Workshop Join Opera NEO for their Summer Opera Festival and Workshop! Festival program includes La Cenerentola, Eugene Onegin and La Calisto. Check below for schedule on each performance.

Note: For the evening performances, there is a Food Truck Party at 6:00 PM and pre-show talk at 6:30 PM. The Sunday shows have a Food Truck Party at 12:30 and a pre-show talk at 1:15 PM

Admission/Cost: Free - $55

La Jolla Country Day School
Four Flowers Theater
9490 Genesee Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037

Dates, times and productions:
Friday, August 2 - 6:45 PM (La Cenerentola)
Saturday, August 3 - 6:45 PM (La Cenerentola)
Sunday, August 4 - 1:15 PM (La Cenerentola)
Thursday, August 8 - 6:45 PM (Eugene Onegin)
Friday, August 9 - 6:45 PM (La Calisto)
Saturday, August 10 - 6:45 PM (Eugene Onegin)
Sunday, August 11 - 1:15 PM (La Calisto)
7:00 PM Italian Film: Tito e Gli Alieni (Little Tito and the Aliens) After his wife’s death, the Professor lives isolated from the world in the Nevada desert, near Area 51. He supposedly works on a top-secret project for the US government, but in actuality, he spends his days on the couch, listening to the sound of the Universe. His only contact with the outside world is Stella, who organizes alien-themed weddings for tourists on the prowl for extra-terrestrials. One day the Professor receives a message from Naples: his dying brother is entrusting him with his two children so that they may live with him in America. Anita (16) and Tito (7) arrive expecting the legendary bright lights of LasVegas, but instead, they find themselves in the middle of nowhere, in the hands of their nutty uncle and in a weird, mysterious place where aliens are said to live…

Admission/Cost: $12

La Paloma Theatre
471 South Coast Highway 101
Encinitas, CA,

Thursday, August 8 - 7:00 PM
7:30 PM Book Signing: Matthew Kepnes Warwick's will host Matthew Kepnes as he discusses and signs his new book, Ten Years a Nomad: A Traveler’s Journey Home. Matthew Kepnes is the New York Times bestselling author of How to Travel the World on $50 a Day, and runs the award-winning budget travel site, NomadicMatt.com. He realized cubicle life wasn't for him and set off to travel the world. His writings and advice have been featured in The New York Times, CNN, The Guardian UK, Lifehacker, Budget Travel, BBC, Time, Yahoo! Finance and countless other publications. He is also a regular speaker at travel trade and consumer shows. This event is free and open to the public. Reserved Seating is available when the book is pre-ordered from Warwick's for the event. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

For a rapidly increasing segment of the population, the traditional 9-5 life is losing its appeal. No one understands this better than Matt Kepnes. Almost ten years ago, he realized that living life meant more for him than simply meeting traditional milestones like buying a car, paying a mortgage, and moving up the career ladder, and subsequently quit his job to see the world. That initial trip, which was only supposed to last for a year, evolved into something even Kepnes couldn’t have predicted.

On his blog, NomadicMatt, he shares his tried and true travel and budgeting tips with over a million visitors every month. Ten Years a Nomad, however, is not merely a travel guide. Kepnes has compiled his favorite stories and experiences after traveling over 500,000 miles and staying in 1,000 different hostels in 90 different countries into this travel manifesto to show a different side of life. Filled with the color and perspective that only hindsight and self-reflection can offer, these stories get to the real questions at the heart of wanderlust. Ten Years a Nomad is for travel junkies, the travel-curious, and anyone interested in what you can learn about the world when you don’t have a cable bill for a decade.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Warwick's Bookstore
7812 Girard Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037

Thursday, August 8 - 7:30 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

California Center for the Arts
340 North Escondido Boulevard
Escondido, CA 92025

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 Film: An American In Paris FREE movie night! Grab some blankets and chairs and join us starting sundown (approximately 8:00 PM) on the Botanical Garden Lawn.

A sublime concoction of music, dance, and artistry, "An American in Paris" tells the story of a penniless expatriate painter (Gene Kelly) and his romance with the beautiful Lise (Leslie Caron). The filmˇs climactic 17-minute ballet sequence features Impressionist set designs inspired by the work of numerous iconic French artists, including Renoir, Rousseau, and Toulouse-Lautrec. (1951, Rated PG, 115 min.)

Screen on the Green brings free films at sundown every Thursday in August. Take a picnic and join us under the stars for our summer tradition.

Amission/Cost: FREE

Botanical Garden Lawn
1549 El Prado
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Thursday, August 8 - 8:00 PM
8:00 PM English Film: Notting Hill A bouncy British fairy tale and frothy meditation on the perils of fame. Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts lend their glossy charms to this tale of a shy bookshop owner (Grant) whose humdrum existence is shattered when a high-maintenance Hollywood star (Roberts) walks into his store . . . and into his heart. (20th Anniversary)

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 (pay with cash or check only). Online reservations begin on Wednesday at 9:00:00 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.

Admission/Cost: $17 - $20

Cinema Under The Stars
4040 Goldfinch St.
San Diego

Dates and times:
Thursday, August 8 - 8:00 PM
Friday, August 9 - 8:00 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

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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