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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

< Saturday, August 24, 2019 >

All Day San Diego International Kids' Film Festival This year, the SDIKFF will screen over 150+ films from 30+ countries. American filmmakers as well as film delegations from China, India, Korea, Taiwan, Canada, Mexico, Russia, Japan, India, France, UK, Germany and many more, will appear at the event. There are autography and take a photo with the festival youth ambassador Chalet Lizette Brannan --the “Tiger Lily.”- “The Warrior Princess”.

With goals to promote positive educational impact on children and the youth, the San Diego International Kid’s Film Festival actively supports innovative films made by filmmakers from around the globe. In addition to the film screenings, as the regular program, the 2019SDIKFF will host Opening Night Gala, Culture Forums, Industrial Panel Discussions, Screenplay showcase, and Red Carpet Award Ceremony. The SDIKFF will have Family Film Market, Maeya Angel Cultural Ambassador Title competition and red carpet award ceremony. These events will help to facilitate interactions between filmmakers and the local students. Students and audiences will critique the films after each screening, and volunteer interpreters will assist with non-English speaking filmmakers at all events. The Cultural Forum events will focus on topics such as film production in different countries and cultural contexts. The film juries consist of an outstanding committee of industry personnel. There will also be film distributors present at the festival to secure other desired material.

Admission/Cost: Individual screenings - $5 - $10 Multi-film and Festival Passes availible. Some special events extra.

*Note: When we visited the site today (8/23) the Eventbrite listing showed that tickets for Friday were no longer available. We called the festival and they said that tickets were available and they would try to fix the listing. Tickets can also be purchased at the theaters. If the site still shows "sales ended", please call (310) 541-8040 and talk to the festival staff.

Schulman Auditorium
Carlsbad City Library
1775 Dove Lane
Carlsbad, CA 92011

Senior Center
799 Pine Avenue
Carlsbad, CA 92008

MiraCosta College Concert Hall
1 Barnard Dr
Oceanside, CA 92056

Dates and times:
Friday, August 23 - All Day
Saturday, August 24 - All Day
Sunday, August 24 - All Day

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

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 3rd Annual La Vuelta Summer Festival Billed as a celebration of our communities’ distinct heritage and culture, the event will feature more than 70 vendors, including art exhibits, food booths and two outdoor craft beer gardens. The festival will also include Live music performances, a classic car show, ballet folklorico, Aztec dancers, crowning of 2019 Miss La Vuelta and a community arts stage.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Barrio Logan
San Diego, CA 92113, USA

Saturday, August 24 - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
10:00 AM 3rd Annual Festival of Books Celebrate San Diego's vibrant reading community and join thousands of local readers, writers, and word lovers at the 3rd Annual San Diego Festival of Books presented by UC San Diego. The Festival of Books connects San Diego area readers, booksellers, authors and businesses around their common love of the written word. Festival will include panel discussions with local authors, artists and storytellers.

Admission/Cost: FREE Panel discussions $3 - $27.30

Luce Court at Liberty Station
2641 Truxtun Road
San Diego, 92106

Saturday, August 24 - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

For more information visit: www.sandiegouniontribune.com
2:00 PM Film: The Dresser In anticipation of our staged King Lear reading (Save the Date! Sunday, September 22 in Point Loma), we hope you'll join the hype train for a free screening of the King Lear love letter "The Dresser", starring two of the finest Shakespearean actors of our generation: Anthony Hopkins (Thor's Dad) and Ian McKellen (Magneto)!

"In the closing months of World War II, aging actor Sir (Sir Anthony Hopkins) and his wife Her Ladyship (Emily Watson) bring Shakespeare to the provinces with a company depleted by conscription.

Sir is plainly unwell, discharging himself from the hospital and Her Ladyship believes he should cancel his upcoming performance of "King Lear". However, Norman (Sir Ian McKellen), his outspoken, gay dresser disagrees, and is determined that the show will go on, cajoling the confused Sir into giving a performance, one which will be his swan song.

At the same time, drawing a parallel between King Lear and his fool as Norman, despite ultimate disappointment, serves his master." (From IMDb)

Admission/Cost: FREE

La Jolla Riford Library
7555 Draper Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037

Saturday, August 24 - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM Salsa Making Workshop Watch Rosa make and teach a variety of tasty salsa recipes. Rosa Hernandez, “La Chacha” (the cleaning lady), is artist Claudia Cano’s alter ego. Limited to 12 participants; advance registration recommended. This program is presented as part of To Do · A Mending Project, a participatory exhibition conceived of by artists Michelle Montjoy, Anna O’Cain, and Siobhán Arnold in response to the escalation of political, social, and economic tensions in the United States that have increased a sense of divisiveness within our culture. These artists will organize and teach a series of workshops on topics ranging from traditional, domestic, and repair tasks to movement, breathing, and sound.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
1100 and 1001 Kettner Boulevard
San Diego, 92101

Saturday, August 24 - 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
4:00 PM Nordic Potluck at the International Cottages The houses of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden will host a Nordic Potluck with food, drink, music, games and conversation.


4:00 PM - Games and appetizers
5:00 PM - Cocktails
6:00 PM - Dinner

Admission/Cost: FREE

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

Saturday, August 24 - 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
8:00 PM Italian Film: Resina Male choir and female director. A family and a small community need bindings, in order to face the challenges of future. A mix of characters brings irony and rhythm to the tale of this small world,struggling with the first effects of climate change , and by the determination of a young woman.

Admission/Cost: $8 at the "door"

Amici Park
State Street & Date Street
San Diego, CA 92101

Saturday, August 24 - 8:00 PM
8:00 PM Film: About Time Love at first sight needs a second chance. Richard Curtis's time-traveling bit of magical realism stars Domnhall Gleeson as Tim, a geeky, lawyer-in-training, clumsy in matters of the heart, who inherited a genetic quirk for time travel. Rachel McAdams, a dizzy American expat, becomes the object of Tim's romantic attentions.

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 AM The box office opens at 6:00 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:
Saturday, August 24 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, August 25 - 8:00 PM

For more information, please call (619) 295-4221, or visit the www.topspresents.com
8:00 PM Film: Before Sunrise On his way to Vienna, American Jesse (Ethan Hawke) meets Celine (Julie Delpy), a student returning to Paris. After long conversations forge a surprising connection between them, Jesse convinces Celine to get off the train with him in Vienna. Since his flight to the U.S. departs the next morning and he has no money for lodging, they wander the city together, taking in the experiences of Vienna and each other. As the night progresses, their bond makes separating in the morning a difficult choice.

Before Sunrise will be presented in the Digital Gym's outdoor screening area.

Admission/Cost: $7.50 - $11

Digital Gym
Media Arts Center
2921 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92104

Saturday, August 24 - 8:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: An Experiment With an Air Pump An Experiment With An Air Pump
A Production in Residence at La Jolla Playhouse
by Shelagh Stephenson
Directed by Richard Baird

Starring: Susan Angelo, Olivia Cordell, Francis Gercke, Jessica John,
Caroline Keeler, Justin Lang, and Robert Smyth

1799 " On the eve of a new century, a Northern English house buzzes with scientific experiments and furtive romance.
1999 " In a world of scientific chaos and genetic engineering, the same house reveals a dark secret buried for 200 years.

Performed on the UCSD Campus via the Revelle Entrance at the La Jolla Playhouse Theatre District

Admission/Cost: $18 - $35

Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre
UCSD Northpoint Driveway
La Jolla, CA 92093

Dates and times:
Ongoing until August 25, 2019
Thursday, Friday and Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
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