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5:25 PM Sycuan Pow-Wow The Sycuan Pow-Wow is a time for people to get together, sing, dance, renew old friendships and make new ones, and a time for young people to meet and court.

What is a Pow-Wow? Originally a Pow-Wow or "celebration" as it was once called, was held in the spring to welcome the beginnings of life. It was a time for people to get together, sing, dance, renew old friendships and make new ones, and a time for young people to meet and court.

The Pow-Wow had religious significance as well; it was a time for families to hold naming and honoring ceremonies. The celebration was also a prayer to the one called Wakan Tanka - the Great Mystery or Great Spirit in Lakota. Some trace the word "Pow-Wow" to the Algonquin language and say that the Europeans adopted it to refer to a council or meeting.

The circle is an important symbol to Indian cultures. At a Pow-Wow, the dancers are in the center of the circle and the audience forms a larger circle around them. The Pow-Wow brings the circle of the people closer together to their community and their culture. Pow-Wows today are still very much apart of the lives of modern Indian people.

Most religious ceremonies are no longer a central part of the Pow-Wow and often are conducted in the privacy of a family gathering. However, blessing ceremonies, honoring ceremonies and ceremonies for dropped eagle feathers remain today. Competitive singing and dancing for prize money is a fairly recent change in the traditional Pow-Wow celebration. Only registered contestants can participate in the dancing contests, but everyone can take part when an "intertribal" dance is announced - visitors included, as each of us shares a place in the circle. There are no spectators at a Pow-Wow, everyone is a participant!

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Sycuan Casino and Resort
5577 Dehesa Road
El Cajon, CA 92019
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Friday, September 6 - 5:25 PM
Saturday, September 7 - 11:00 AM
Sunday, September 8 - 10:00 AM
8:00 PM Music: Maluma Maluma is one of social media's most popular artists with over 21 million Facebook fans, 3.3 million Twitter followers, and a whopping 17.4 million Instagram followers (making him the leading Latin male artist on Instagram). His official YouTube/VEVO channel has garnered over one billion views.

His hits La Temperatura, Obsesión, Pasarla Bien, Miss Independent, Carnaval, Borró Cassette and El Perdedor are anthems for a new generation in Latin America and are among the region's most downloaded tracks.

Parking is $20.

Admission/Cost: $65 - $500

Location:
Pechanga Arena San Diego
3500 Sports Arena Blvd.
San Diego, CA
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8:00 PM Film: Roman Holiday Scoot through the Eternal City with Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in this timeless tonic about a princess who escapes her entourage to play hooky from her royal duties for 24 hours. 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 a.m. The box office opens at 6:00 p.m. on 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. For more information, call (619) 295-4221, or visit the website.

Admission/Cost: $17 - $20

Location:
Cinema Under the Stars
4040 Goldfinch Street
San Diego, CA 92103
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Dates and times:
Friday, September 6 - 8:00 PM to 10:15 PM
Saturday, September 7 - 8:00 PM to 10:15 PM
Sunday, September 8 - 8:00 PM to 10:15 PM
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