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All Day 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
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
10:30 AM German Film: Emil and the Detectives Twelve-year-old Emil comes to Berlin to spend the holidays with friends. On the train to Berlin, his money is stolen. When Emil arrives in Berlin he has no money and misses his ride because he follows the thief. Emil meets a new friend, Pony. Along with Pony and her street-wise friends, Emil vows to catch the thief and deliver him to the police.

Emil and the Detectives (Emil Und Die Detektive) is presented by the ongoing German Currents Kino Film Series.

Admission/Cost: $7.50 - $11

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

Sunday, December 22 - 10:30 AM
12:00 PM Tianguis De La Raza (Artisan Market) Centro Cultural de la Raza invites you to be part of the Tianguis de la Raza. This artisan market's mission is to create a space that connects local crafters and community members to promote an autonomous economy and community building. There will be arts, crafts, natural self-care products, home goods, and much more. Plus, there will be fun activities for the entire family. Come out to connect and have some fun.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Centro Cultural de la Raza
2004 Park Blvd
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Sunday, September 22 - 12:00 PM to 5:00 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
MAP - [Park Map]

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: 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
2:00 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
3:00 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, CA 92105

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, September 20 until Sunday, October 6
Fridays, Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM Music: The Pirates Of Penzance Bodhi Tree Concerts presents its annual Gilbert and Sullivan concert with "The Pirates of Penzance."

Sing along (we know you want to) with the classic silly tale of duty and mistaken identities featuring San Diego's finest singers including Michael Sokol and Walter DuMelle.

100 percent of the profits will be donated to the San Diego Maritime Museum collecting, preserving and presenting San Diego's rich maritime heritage connections with the Pacific world.

Join us for some good old fashioned fun including a reception with the artist following the concert.

Admission/cost: $25

All Souls' Episcopal Church
1475 Catalina Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92107

Sunday, September 22 - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM Music: Lucibela, Cape Verde's Voice-of-Gold The Center for World Music in partnership with The Worldview Project is excited to present Lucibela in concert.

Lucibela is a young Cabo-Verdean born in 1986 on São Nicolau, one of the Barlavento islands off the coast of West Africa. Her voice has been compared to a friendly smile or a fresh breeze ruffling through bougainvillea blooms. The title of her first album, Laço Umbilical, suggest a cord linking the singer to her homeland. Over its 13 tracks, Lucibela reflects on being Cabo-Verdean woman far away from home who loves with sensuality and grace. The secret of Lucibela's extraordinary vocal technique lies in her ability to explore the deep register of Brazil's great samba musicians while adding a thrilling vibrato.

Composed by old masters such as Manuel de Novas, the traditional song repertoire that Lucibela champions spans decades. At the same time, Lucibela belongs to a new uninhibited generation. Her music combines the instrumental cornucopia of the Cape Verde islands—including, for example, the 6-string guitar, the Portuguese cavaquinho guitar, the saxophone, accordion, and violin)—with contemporary electronic embellishments.

Lucibela grew up in Mindelo on the Cape Verde island of São Vicente. This port town became her "musical paradise," thanks to the Brazilian, Cuban, British, and Portuguese sailors who sowed the seeds of the Creole musical genres morna and coladera in the islands.

Admission/Cost: $30 SPECIAL OFFER! If you are one of the first 10 Participant Observer readers who purchases a ticket to the Lucibela concert you will get $4 off each ticket if you use the code LOVEWORLDVIEW when ordering! The Worldview Project is proud to partner for this event.

Worldbeat Center
2100 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Sunday, September 22 - 6:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.centerforworldmusic.org
7:00 PM Staged Reading: King Lear Returning to its roots of staged readings, the San Diego Shakespeare Society will present William Shakespeare's tragedy "King Lear" on Sept. 22, 2019, directed by Thomas Haine.In Shakespeare's study of family dynamics, the aging King attempts to divide his kingdom based on how much his daughters profess their love. Things do not go as planned: factions and plotting become evident within families, with siblings, parents, and confidants warring and many searching for hope."It's the greatest of all Shakespeare's plays. A story of pride, estrangement, reconciliation, self-discovery, forgiveness and redemption. It is a testament to the power and endurance of love-a message that speaks comfort to a world filled with anxiety and fear," says director Thomas Haine.

Admission/Cost = $25

Westminster Presbyterian Church
3598 Talbot St.
San Diego, CA 92106

Sunday, September 22 - 7:00 PM
8:00 PM Music: Herb Alpert and Lani Hall Trumpeter Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass band garnered six Grammy's, remained in Billboard's Top 10 for 81 consecutive weeks, and have nearly 30 discs recognized as gold or platinum for their work in the arts.

In his 60 years of experience as a musician he has collaborated with hundreds of high profile artists, and been featured at events like the Superbowl and the Olympics.

Take the chance to witness a living legend in brass performance.

Lani has the distinction of recording more than 22 albums in three different languages, four alongside her husband, and in 1983 she sang the title song for the James Bond film, "Never Say Never Again."

In 1986 Hall earned her first Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Performance for her album, "Es Facil Amar".

Her second Grammy was as a producer of Herb Alpert's "Steppin' Out" album that was awarded in January 2014.

After establishing a successful solo career in music and becoming a wife and mother, Lani began to explore new creative outlets for her writing.

"Emotional Memoirs & Short Stories" is her first book.

Admission/Cost: $50

Humphreys by the Bay
2241 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92106

Sunday, September 22 - 8:00 PM
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