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Friday, Dec 6
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Saturday, Dec 7
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Sunday, Dec 8
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Monday, Dec 9
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Dec 10
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Wednesday, Dec 11
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Thursday, Dec 12
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
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
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Monday, Dec 16
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
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)

< Saturday, August 17, 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 Multi-Cultural Carnival and Festival Here in SoCal, we're all a part of someone else's family — Celebrate the rich blend of cultures in San Diego and beyond when the San Diego Caribbean Association hosts the West Coast Multicultural Carnival and Festival. Dozens of vibrant dance performances from across the globe will be held throughout the day, along with live world music. Whether you're Hispanic, Chinese, Filipino or Indian, all are invited to enjoy the variety of food trucks and arts and crafts available, as well as the parade that'll truly kick off the festivities. Everyone comes together to appreciate the area's incredible diversity at the Qualcomm Stadium.

Admission/Cost: $10

SDCCU Stadium
9449 Friars Rd
San Diego, CA 92108

Saturday, August 17 - 12:00 PM (noon)
12:00 PM Lucha Libre Expo The largest lucha libre convention in the world! 100 luchadores, 4 live events, meet & greets, photo-ops, vendors, art and more!

Admission/Cost: $10 to $50, passes available

San Diego City College
Harry West Gymnasium
1313 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101

Dates and times:
Saturday, August 17 - 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, August 18 - 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
12:00 PM 7th Annual Latin Food Fest! The West Coastˇs premier Hispanic culinary celebration includes the high-energy festival kick-off extravaganza ¨Latin Spirits Festival,〃 followed by its VIP Sunset Yacht Cruise on the Bay, and finally ¨Gran Tasting,〃 which features food, beverage, wine, beer, and spirits stations, cooking, wine, and cocktail demos, chef awards, VIP Tent, and a four-hour music performance by La Junta Sound System.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $150

Embarcadero Marina Park North
400 Kettner Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101

Dates and times:
Friday, August 16 - 12:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, August 17 - 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

For more information, visit: www.latinfoodfest.com.
1:00 PM Cook With Your Kid: Chinese Take-Out Ditch your local Chinese take-out menu and cook up some kid-favorite Chinese dishes that will satisfy both parents and hungry kid chefs alike!

We begin class by dicing and mixing up the classic ingredients for a perfect sharable dish: fried rice. Every rice dish needs a saucy entree, and sweet & sour chicken is a natural fit for this menu. You and your kid chef will mix together the ingredients for an authentic sweet and sour sauce which we will use to coat juicy chunks of pre-cooked chicken.

You canˇt beat food thatˇs sweet: we finish class with moist vanilla cupcakes, hand decorated and topped with a special fortune for each kid chef!

This class is designed for kids ages 5-9 years old + an adult. One ticket will cover you + your child.

*This class may accommodate Gluten-Free, Vegetarian and Dairy-Free dietary restrictions.

Admission/Cost: $7.50 - $30

Lazy Acres Moonlight Room
150 Encinitas Blvd
Encinitas, CA

Saturday, August 17 - 1:00 PM
5:00 PM Little Italy Ferragosto Fundraising Gala Little Italy's biggest party, Ferragosto, returns for its final year with this year's theme "Pirates Invade Sicily," on Saturday, August 17 from 6:00 PM to midnight, with a VIP reception starting at 5:00 PM

Come enjoy the festivities and experience dancing, a casino with fun games, two live bands, amazing food from 18 of Little Italy's favorite restaurants—including hors d'oeuvres, main dishes, drinks, cocktails and desserts, and a shipload of fun with multiple immersive surprises!

Ferragosto also features a live auction, a cigar bar and raffle prizes like a trip to Italy, a cash jackpot and more. Attendees can celebrate this year's pirate theme dressed in costume or come as they are - in cocktail or summer attire.

The largest themed Italian-American gala in the country benefits historical preservation, youth programs and school scholarships. Tickets to the finale, Ferragosto's Pirates Invade Sicily start at $125 for single tickets and $1,250 for a table—upgraded VIP prices are also available.

Admission/Cost: $115 - $500

Amici Park
1660 Union St
San Diego, CA 92101

Saturday, August 17 - 5:00 PM
5:00 PM Salsa Sabado Party The last Salsa Sabado of the summer! We're having a salsa tasting competition!! E-mail info@melomanoentertainment.com to get more information and sign up to participate! The winner of the best salsa will win some fun prizes!

5:30 PM - Salsa Dance Lesson by Melómano Entertainment! No experience necessary for dance lesson and no dance partner required! We rotate partners so everyone gets a chance to dance! We have a nice big dance floor for open air dancing!

6:30 PM - Social dancing! (Salsa and Bachata plus a few other Latin genres!)

7:00 PM - Dance Performances!

7:30 PM - Giveaways!

Admission/Cost: FREE

Fair at 44
4350 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA

Saturday, August 17 - 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
7:00 PM International Mariachi Summit Gala Concert Featuring Mariachi Vargas, Symphonic Mariachi Champaña Nevin, Ballet Folklórico Internacional with choreography by Amalia Viviana Basanta Hernández and the San Diego Binational Symphony Orchestra.

Admission/Cost: $25

San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 Third Ave
San Diego, CA

Saturday, August 17 - 7:00 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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