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6:30 PM Talk: The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall J. Elke grew up in West Berlin during the Cold War. At 15, she experienced firsthand every Berliner's fear as, without warning, the Berlin Wall went up in the wee hours of the morning on 13 August 1961. Ertle will discuss the factors that led to the rise of the Berlin Wall and the dynamics that brought it down 28 years later. November 9 of this year will mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Wall. J. Elke Ertle is the author of "Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl's Journey to Freedom."

Admission/Cost: FREE

Point Loma Library
3701 Voltaire Street
San Diego, CA 92107

Wednesday, September 11 - 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
6:30 PM Film: Yesterday Guests watch film from state-of-the-art HD video projectors, listen to soundtracks on studio-quality wireless headphones, and relax in soft lounge-style deck chairs with cozy blankets for cool nights. Food and drink menu available.

Admission/Cost: $17 - $24

Manchester Grand Hyatt
One Market Place
San Diego, CA 92101

Wednesday, September 11 - 6:30 PM to 11:00 PM
6:30 PM Talk: Mummies, Marbles and Metals Mummies, Marbles and Medals: Why the British Museum has a Prints and Drawings Collection" The lecture explores how the British Museum, famous today for its archaeological holdings from the ancient worlds also have one of the world's greatest graphic collections. In examining this largely accidental history, the lecture will also look at how prints and drawings help us understand how artists planned their work, the historical roots of fake news and what connects the world's most valuable baseball card to the birth of advertising in Georgian London. Hugo Chapman has been the Simon Sainsbury Keeper of the Department of Prints and Drawings since 2011, he joined the British Museum as a specialist in Italian drawing in 1995. During his time there he has organized shows on Michelangelo and Italian Renaissance drawings and is currently working on an exhibition about Piranesi. Speaker: Hugo Chapman, The Simon Sainsbury Keeper of Prints & Drawings, The British Museum

Admission/Cost: $55 - $65

Timken Museum of Art
1500 El Prado
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
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Wednesday, September 11 - 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
6:30 PM Stage: Rag Head
The South Asian Bar Association of San Diego invites attorneys, their friends and family to attend a one-woman play that raises issues of gun violence, state and federal hate crimes, and religious freedom.

"Rag Head" is an opportunity to learn about the perspective of a South Asian community that has been the target of discrimination for decades.

Join us and become an advocate against discrimination with a more personal understanding of this community's unique experience in the United States.

Admission/Cost: $20

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice
5998 Alcalá Park
University of San Diego
San Diego, CA

Wednesday, September 11 - 6:30 PM
7:00 PM Talk: My Israeli Kitchen Join veteran American food writer and expat Adeena Sussman to celebrate the tableau of flavors of the Israeli kitchen, in all its staggering and delicious variety. Every morning, Sussman makes her way through the bustling stalls of Tel Aviv's Shuk Hacarmel, her local market, which sells juicy ripe figs and cherries, locally made halvah, addictive street food, and delectable cheeses and olives. In Sababa, Sussman shares recipes and dishes inspired by this culinary wonderland, from Freekeh and Roasted Grape Salad and Crudo with Cherries and Squeezed Tomatoes, to Schug Marinated Lamb Chops and Tahini Caramel Tart.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $18

Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Drive
San Diego, CA 92037

Wednesday, September 11 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
7:30 PM Stage: Kiss My Aztec When the Spanish set their sights on Mesoamerica and its riches, they will destroy anyone and anything that keeps them from conquering and claiming it all for themselves. But the Aztecs are like, "Hell, no!" This fresh, irreverent and outrageous satire could only spring forth from the insanely hilarious mind of John Leguizamo, last seen at the Playhouse in his acclaimed one-man show Latin History for Morons. Featuring a fusion of bolero, hip hop, merengue and rap, Kiss My Aztec! celebrates, elevates and commemorates Latinx culture in an uproarious new musical. Please note John Leguizamo will be behind-the-scenes this time — other fantastic actors will be performing!

Admission/Cost: $25 - $80

La Jolla Playhouse
2910 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92037

Dates and times:
Ongoing from September 3 to October 13, 2019
Tuesdays and Wednesdays - 7:30 PM
Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays - 8:30 PM
Sundays - 7:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday Matinees - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM Book Signing: Amy Waldman Warwick's will host Amy Waldman as she discusses and signs her new book, "A Door in the Earth." Waldman is the national bestselling author of "The Submission." 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.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Warwick's Bookstore
7812 Girard Avenue
San Diego, CA 92037

Wednesday, September 11 - 7:30 PM
7:30 PM Stage: The Virgin Trial In this thriller, the young Elizabeth navigates a labyrinth of political and sexual intrigue in the Tudor court that threatens her freedom- and even her life. After the death of both her parents, 15-year-old Elizabeth I must defend herself against cutting accusations of plotting to kill her brother, the king, and having an illicit affair with her stepfather.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $55

Cygnet Theatre
4040 Twiggs Street
San Diego, CA 92110

Dates and times:
Ongoing September 11 to October 6, 2019
Wednesdays and Thursdays - 7:30 PM
Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
7:30 PM Africa World Documentary Film Festival The Africa World Documentary Film Festival (AWDFF) will be concluding its annual run at San Diego State University's Don Powell Theatre on September 10 & 11. On September 12, the festival will conclude at the SDSU School of Art Downtown Gallery. The 2019 selections include powerful and gripping documentaries from around the world about the suppression of the black female voice, men's basketball, black hair, the rise of female drummers in Africa, activism, contemporary dance in Ghana, a mother's migration to France, The Tivoli Incursion and Kenyan house maids in Saudi Arabia. AWDFF is committed to the promotion of the knowledge, life and culture of people of African descent around the globe. Selected documentary films enhance the understanding of the cultural unity inherent in the African Experience.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Don Powell Theatre
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, 92182

Dates and times:
Tuesday, September 10 - 7:30 PM
Wednesday, September 11 - 7:30 PM
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