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Friday, Dec 6
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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
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
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)

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All Day Heiva San Diego Cultural Festival Heiva San Diego 2019 will feature dancers from Japan, Mexico, the South Pacific, and the USA while showcasing Tahitian communities representing all five archipelagoes in French Polynesia. Discover the richness of friendship, music, drumming, ukulele, tiki carving, singing, arts & crafts, exotic costumes, Polynesian food and the spirit that defines The Islands of Tahiti, including the BEST Dance Competition for Solo & Group Tahitian Dance.

This year's Festival theme is SHARING so please bring your hearts and be prepared to share it with others.

• Friday, August 9th - Miss and Mr Heiva San Diego pageant.
• Saturday, August 10th - Highlights include solo dance competition featuring solo artists and Group Competition followed by a spectacular Fire Knife Performance and the crowning of Miss and Mr. Heiva San Diego. Vendors and island food.
• Sunday, August 11th - Solo finals, awards ceremony, Vendors and island food.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $50 (one day pass)

Viejas Resort & Casino
5000 Willows Rd
Alpine, CA 91901

Dates and times:
Friday, August 9 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, August 10 - All Day
Sunday, August 11 - All Day
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
10:30 AM 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
Wednesday, August 7 - 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Thursday, 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
11:00 AM Philippine Cultural Arts Festival The SAMAHAN Filipino American Performance Arts & Education Center will hold its 34th Philippine Cultural Arts Festival on August 10 to 11, 2019, in Balboa Park, at the corner of Park Boulevard and Presidents Way. Annually, SAMAHAN Performing Arts hosts the festival from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM on both days. Admission is FREE. The two-day festival offers continuous entertainment of music and dances. The event showcases performances of traditional Filipino folk dances from different regions of the Philippines, folk songs, Rondalla, Angklung (bamboo percussion instrument), Kulintang (gong) music of Southern Philippines and Filipino Martial Arts. Local budding artists will also be performing.

Guest Artists on Saturday - Ruby Ibarra, Jocelyn Enriquez and One Vo1ce Sunday Special - Manila Disco Fever with The Union Band

Added attraction to the Festival are presentations by Filipino American recording artists and veteran performers from the Philippines. On Saturday special numbers will be performed by Rap artist, Ruby Ibarra, dance-pop singer, Jocelyn Enriquez and R&B girl group, One Vo1ce. On Sunday, The Union Band will do a repeat performance of their well-received Manila Disco Fever show at the Old Globe Theater in Balboa Park last May, featuring the '70's Manila sound. The Union is composed of Jet Montelibano, Jessica Casas, Fulton Montoya and Eva Caparas. Be ready to dance to disco music Philippine style!!!!

Balboa Park is a major hub for culture and tourism in San Diego, attracting thousands of visitors each weekend with peaks during the summer season. This is a great opportunity for local artists to present their talents and businesses to sell their goods in a prime location of Balboa Park. Event vendors are invited to rent booths or spaces for canopies to sell their uniquely designed T-shirts, costume jewelry, various products and services. Delicious, popular Filipino food prepared at local Filipino restaurants, including adobo, lumpia, pancit and special Halo-Halo will be sold from food booths.

The Philippine Cultural Arts Festival and cultural/educational programs of SAMAHAN are funded in part with grants from the CA Arts Council, the County of San Diego Community Enhancement Program, The San Diego Foundation - Dr. Lolita Dinoso Carter Endowment, Davita as Corporate Sponsor and Luib Health Center, Community Sponsor and individual contributions.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Corner of Park Blvd. and Presidents Way
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA
MAP - [Park Map]

Dates and times:
Saturday, August 10 - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday, August 11 - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
1:45 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)
Sataturday, August 10 - 6:45 PM (Eugene Onegin)
Sunday, August 11 - 1:15 PM (La Calisto)
2:00 PM House of Italy Lawn Program Come out and visit the House of Italy's lawn program, with talents by Jim Bianchi and Italian ensemble (featuring Rosario Monetti, Dan Ochipinti, Gianni Carbone and Oliver Shirley).

Admission/Cost: FREE

International Cottages
2191 Pan American Rd. W
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101

Sunday, August 11 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.houseofitalysandiego.org

2:00 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

Casa del Prado Theatre
1800 El Prado
San Diego, 92101

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
3:00 PM Music: Allison Adams Tucker Multi-lingual jazz vocalist has traveled and performed internationally.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Mission Trails Church
4880 Zion Avenue
San Diego, CA 92120

Sunday, August 11 - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
4:00 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
5:00 PM Ravioli Making Workshop In this pasta making workshop attendees will learn how to make the perfect type of pasta dough ideal for raviolis. We will also learn the distinction between hand formed pastas and extruded pastas. We will then begin our hand formed pasta education by making the dough, and then move onto the rolling phase where students will learn to roll the dough to desired thickness for ravioli. After filling the pasta, and forming the raviolis, we will get to taste all our hard work by enjoying a nice family meal together. Each student will still be able to take home fresh pasta as well as cooking and storing instructions. Each participant is encouraged to bring their own to go containers to take their pasta home with them at the end of the workshop.

Admission/Cost: $65 - $100

The Wine Pub
2907 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92106

Sunday, August 11 - 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
6:00 PM Music: Choro das 3 Choros das 3 returns to San Diego! Choro (pronounced SHOH-roh) music emerged in 19th century Brazil. Employing syncopation and counterpoint it is a very lively music that is fanciful and fun. The word "Choro" means "cry" or "lament", but Choro music is delightfully upbeat.

Choro das 3 is a family-based band composed by three sisters: Corina (flutes), Lia (7 string acoustic guitar) and Elisa (mandolin, clarinet, banjo and piano) and their father Eduardo (pandeiro). They are both charming and astonishingly talented.

The band has performed in concerts and workshops all over Brazil, USA, Mexico and France.

This concert will be OUTSIDE, please dress accordingly.

Come join us at 6:00 PM for a pre-concert reception.

This is a concert you don't want to miss! - Editor

Admission/Cost: $25

(Private Home)
4249 Ridgeway Dr.
San Diego, CA 92116

Sunday, August 11 - 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.chorodas3.com.br
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet After his smash-hit Othello and record-breaking Hamlet, Barry Edelstein returns to the Shakespeare Festival to take on the greatest love story of all time. Verona's Montague and Capulet families have been feuding for ages, and whenever they meet, violence breaks out. But when Romeo glimpses Juliet across a crowded dance floor, something different happens. Can star-crossed love survive in a world of rivalry and rage? With a plot featuring a masqued ball, sleeping potions, and
all-out brawling in the street, wrapped in a text full of soaring poetry, it's no wonder Romeo and Juliet has inspired countless adaptations, from ballets to movies to musicals like West Side Story. Young love has never been as dangerous or delightful as it is in Shakespeare's romantic masterpiece, brought to vivid life on our outdoor stage under the stars.

Admission/Cost: $30 - $90

Old Globe Theatre
1363 Old Globe Way
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA
MAP - [Park Map]

Dates and times:
From Sunday, August 11 to September 15, 2019
Tuesdays to Sundays - 8:00 PM
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