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9:00 AM 25th Annual Pacific Islander Festival Pacific Islander Festival showcases the cultures and customs of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia with entertainment, food, music and specialty crafts.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Mission Bay's Ski Beach
Vacation Road
San Diego, CA 92109

Dates and times:
Saturday, September 21 - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, September 22 - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
10:00 AM Adams Avenue Street Fair The 38th annual Adams Avenue Street Fair will feature more than 100 artists performing on seven stages along a seven-block stretch of Adams Avenue in Normal Heights. This year's headliners include Los Texmaniacs with Cesar Rosas (of Los Lobos), the James Harman Band, Mattson 2, Tijuana NO! with Ceci Bastida, Buck-O-Nine, Bobby and the Pins (featuring members of Schizophonics, Creepy Creeps, Mittens, and El Vez), the Western Standard Time Ska Orchestra with Greg Lee, and Dead Feather Moon.In addition to the extraordinary music, there will be a craft beer taste (Saturday only, from 12-noon to 4:00 pm), beer gardens, giant carnival rides, circus performances, festival food, and more than 300 exhibitors.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Adams Avenue
Normal Heights
San Diego, CA 92116

Dates and times:
Saturday, September 21 - 10:00 AM
Sunday, September 22 - 10:00 AM
10:00 AM Vista Viking Festival The 17th Annual Vista Viking Festival Transports Visitors Back In Time To The Viking Age. Nestled in the rolling hills of Vista, festival visitors can mingle with Vikings and the Norse Gods this Viking Village, Marketplace, and FestivalViking Encampments featured throughout our grounds offers an authentic Living History Viking Village experience. Where reenactors practice the daily life activities life of the Norsemen. With blacksmiths weavers, woodcarvers, tradesmen, and freshly baked bread from our Viking oven, they will demonstrate how they are keeping the old ways alive, The Viking Marketplace will be filled with merchants offering Viking wares, and treasures brought back from across the sea. Get outfitted for Viking cosplay. Or just take home treasures to remember the day. Marketplace food vendors offer a variety of treats from sausages to baked goods. Vegan options are available!. Exciting Viking Combat will be fought on our battlefield. Gather around and cheer them on as they meet in one on one combat and group melees. Our Viking Weapons Range offers Archery, Axe and spear throwing. Our expert instructors have decades of experience and will train you in skills that last a lifetime. Our Odin and Loki Stages hosts live music and entertainment that will take you back to the time of the Vikings. Featuring some of the area's best Celtic Folk & Rock groups, Scandinavian Folk music, Medieval Puppet Theater, and other entertainers. Be part of the show by participating in one of our signature competitions! The Log Toss, Viking Battle Cry, Horn Blowing, and Beard contests. Be sure to catch the World Famous Fish Fling competition. On Saturday, stay after sunset for the spectacular Flaming Axe Throw. Norway Heritage Hall will exhibit Scandinavian culture and tradition since the Viking Age. Learn more about the history of Norway and Scandinavia, genealogical information, cooking and craft demonstrations. Shop for specialty foods such as lefse and krumkake, as well as handicrafts and souvenirs. For the thirsty, Two Beer Gardens! Featuring some of San Diego's best micro-brews, and fine Viking Meads, some crafted especially for the Viking Festival. At our popular 'Meet the Brewmasters' event, Brewers of Mead and Beer will be on hand to share their knowledge of the craft. At the KidZone, the little Vikings can paint their own shields and swords. There will be crafts, music lessons, face painting, games, and the fun and educational scavenger hunt Rune Quest game.

Admission/Cost: $3 - $15

Norway Hall
2006 E Vista Way
Vista, CA 92084

Dates and times:
Saturday, September 21 - 10:00 AM
Sunday, September 22 - 10:00 AM
12:00 PM Taste Of South Park Hallmarked by an eclectic mix of restaurants, bars and pubs, coffee houses and family dining spots, South Park is inviting neighbors near and far to experience the Taste of South Park. This event highlights one of San Diego's most happening neighborhoods, which has become a treasured culinary and cultural hub, home to several local and national award-winning restaurants.

Participating restaurants include:

Buona Forchetta
Cafe Madeleine
Captain Kirks Coffee
Communal Coffee
Dark Horse Coffee Roasters
Del Sur Mexican Cantina
Eclipse Chocolate Bar & Bistro
Enoteca Buona Forchetta
Grant's Marketplace
Hamilton's Tavern
La Taqueria Vegiee
Mariscos Nine Seas
Mazara Trattoria
Mutual Friend Ice Cream
Seven Seas Roasting Co.
Shawarma Guys
Sombrero Mexican Food
Station Tavern
The Big Kitchen Cafe
The Rose Wine Bar

Admission/Cost: FREE

South Park Neighborhood
South Park at Fern St.
San Diego, CA 92104

Saturday, September 21 - 12:00 PM
12:30 PM Dance: Harvest Festival Enjoy the two day Harvest Festival in the historic, massive 12,960 square foot Balboa Park Club. There will be dance workshop and performances. Join the San Diego Costume Guild, the San Diego Steampunks, and harvest vendors for their annual costume sale and swap meet. Lots of costumes, accessories, fabric and all sorts of strange and wonderful stuff. Halloween costumes, Renaissance Fair outfits, Victorian, Regency, Steampunk and more! See website to see last year's schedule and for current updates.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Balboa Park Club & Ballroom
2144 Pan American Road West
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Saturday, September 21 - 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Sunday, September 22 - 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM
2:00 PM Stage: Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin Join beloved artist Hershey Felder at a strictly limited engagement celebrating one of the world's greatest composers in Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin. Originally created in 2006, following a sold-out national tour, this intimate theatrical event returns to San Diego in a new updated production featuring the romantic story and music of the Polish pianist-composer, Fryderyk Chopin. The story begins at Chopin's salon in Paris where Monsieur Chopin will teach a piano lesson that actually took place in March 1848, just days after the February 1848 revolution. As the piano lesson unfolds, he reveals secrets about the art of the piano and composition, as well as secrets about himself. In this reprisal, Hershey Felder revisits Monsieur Chopin and delves deep into the music and psyche of the man, considered by his contemporaries, and now by history, as the true "Poet of the Piano." As he did last year with Beethoven, Hershey Felder will feature some of the composer's most beautiful enduring music while entertaining us in his unique and theatrical style, as only Hershey can.

Admission/Cost: $71 - $109

San Diego Repertory Theatre
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101

Dates and times:
Ongoing until October 6
Tuesdays & Wednesdays - 7:30 PM
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays & Sundays - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM Filipino Traditional Music & Dance Demo & Workshop Filipino American Arts & Culture Festival (FilAmFest) presents a free Traditional Music & Dance Demo & Workshop by Samahan Filipino American Performing Arts and Education Center, Inc.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Skyline Hills Library
7900 Paradise Valley Road
San Diego, CA 92139

Saturday, September 21 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
2:00 PM Stage: The Winter's Tale Leontes, a delusional and paranoid king, goes suddenly berzerk and tears his family apart. He sends his wife to prison, and banishes his daughter. Sixteen years pass, giving events enough time for a magical ending about the power of forgiveness.

Samuel Young directs.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Coronado Playhouse
1835 Strand Way
Coronado, CA 92118

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, September 20 until Sunday, October 13
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
3:00 PM Stage: Intimate Apparel Wearing her heart on her sleeve while sewing intimates for her clientele, Esther is the talented African American seamstress in turn-of-the-century New York who has built a savings for herself making beautiful undergarments—while earnestly daydreaming of new beginnings, romantic possibilities, and the lingering affection she shares with a Jewish fabric merchant. But when an egregious deception cuts short heartfelt desires, can class, culture and circumstance outmatch the strength of human spirit? Inspired by a true story.

Adminssion/Cost: $18 - $36

New Village Arts Theatre
2787 B State Street
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, September 20 - Sunday, October 20
Thursdays - 7:30 PM
Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 3:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM Book Discussion: Halal If You Hear Me Join contributing writers Kazim Ali, Mahin Ibrahim, Blair Imani, and Randa Jarrar for a book discussion of "Halal If You Hear Me," a new anthology of writings by Muslim writers from all walks of life including women, queer, nonbinary, and transgender authors. Edited by Safia Elhillo and Fatimah Asghar, the collected poems, essays and other pieces in the work dispel the notion that there is one correct way to be a Muslim.

Admission/Cost: FREE

San Diego Central Public Library
330 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA

Saturday, September 21 - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM Sewa Annual Dance Fundraiser Join us with family and friends for an entertaining evening featuring multiple Indian Classical dance forms from 5 premier San Diego dance studios. Support local talent and help raise funds for vital service projects!

Participating Dance Studios:
Aavartan Dance Academy - (Gargi Chattopadhyaya and Srimeenakshi Srinivasan)
Meenal's Academy of Performing Arts (Meenal Chakradeo)
Mayur Natyalaya (Ashwini Sangam)
Swapanthi Dance Academy (Aparna Prabhakar)

Admission/Cost: $15 - $40

Lincoln High School
4777 Imperial Ave
San Diego, CA 92113

Saturday, September 21 - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
7:00 PM Comedy: IM Hussein A Nigerian scammer promises Im Hussein and Abou Hussein $1.5 million, with strings attached. The two fall for the swindle and deplete their savings account to comply. Confusion reigns when an African man arrives with a shocking claim. Then the authorities come to investigate. And yet another African shows up, adding to the carnival of chaos, laced generously with Im Hussein's signature comedic input.

Admission/Cost: $72 - $87

Joan B. Kroc Theatre Performing Arts
6611 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92115

Saturday, September 21 - 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
7:00 PM Film: Vincent, The True Story Of Vincent Van Gogh This sensitive representation traces the artist's life through a "monologue" directed by Paul Stein and performed by Jean-Michel Richaud. The interpreter brings us emotionally into the painter's intimacy. More than a hundred of Vincent Van Gogh's paintings are projected on a screen, offering a complete overview of his work.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $20

San Diego French-American School
6550 Soledad Mountain Road
San Diego, CA 92037

Saturday, September 21 - 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM
7:30 PM Stage: Mama Mia! End your summer enjoying this upbeat musical with music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus of the Swedish pop group ABBA! The story: A young woman wants to invite the father she's never known to her wedding — only to discover that there are three possible choices! With ABBA classics such as Dancing Queen, Take A Chance On Me, Mamma Mia and many more, you'll end your summer singing along with the songs you grew up with!

Admission/Cost= $13 - $23

Star Theatre
402 North Coast Highway
Oceanside, CA 92054

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, September 20 to Sunday, September 29
Fridays and Saturdays - 7:30 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
8:00 PM Film Double Feature: Microcastillo And Mente Revolver An evening with Tijuana-based film critic, Cuauhtémoc Ruelas, in celebration of the release of his new book, Tijuana, La esquina del cine. Vol. 2. Ruelas' book provides context and commentary for Tijuana's burgeoning film scene as well as movie reviews. A conversation with the author will precede the presentation of two films featured in Ruelas' book, the short film Microcastillo and the feature length film, Mente Revolver. Filmmakers' participation pending, and will be announced prior to this special presentation. Conversation with Ruelas will be in Spanish; films will be presented in Spanish w/ English subtitles.

Microcastillo - A family is trapped by a human-like force.

Mente Revolver - Three disparate characters — an ex-convict named Mario Aburto hoping to leave his past behind, Chicali, the hit man hired to kill Mario, and Jenny, a homeless woman who has fallen in love with Chicali- embark on paths that will lead them to collide with one another, creating a series of life-changing circumstances.

Admission/Cost: $7.50 - $11

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

Sunday, December 21 - 8:00 PM
8:00 PM Music: Bamboo Una Mas A Filipino American musician & singer-songwriter one of the most recognizable and formidable singing voices - which combines a rock style with a mellow approach, has a notably energetic style in live performances. Singing his original songs and some cover songs from rock, alternatives, pop, oldies, etc.

Admission/Cost: $38 - $118

Spreckels Theater
121 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101

Saturday, September 21 - 8:00 PM
8:00 PM Music: Patrizio Buanne Patrizio Buanne is taking the world by storm with his seductive 'Julio Iglesias-meets-Tom Jones' mixture of ballads and bravado.

Admission/Cost: $65 - $135

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

Saturday, September 21 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
8:00 PM Jewish Short Film Festival The San Diego International Jewish Film Short Festival, presented by the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture (CJC), returns for its 29th anniversary.

The festival annually showcases a selection of the best contemporary Jewish-related films in multiple genres and aims to educate and illuminate the diverse Jewish experience through evocative, independent narrative and documentary films.

Admission/Cost: $5 - $18

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

Dates and times:
Saturday, September 21 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, September 22 - All Day
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet Hamlet is a philosophical study of life and death, laced with some of the most recognized of Shakespeare's soliloquies including, Hamlet's "To be or not to be..." Home for his father's funeral, Hamlet learns that his father's brother, Claudius, has taken over the kingship of Denmark by marrying the queen, his mother.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $18

Community Actors Theatre
2957 54th Street
San Diego, 92105

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, September 20 until Sunday, October 6
Fridays, Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 3:00 PM
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