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Friday, Dec 6
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Saturday, Dec 7
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Sunday, Dec 8
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Monday, Dec 9
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Dec 10
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Wednesday, Dec 11
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Thursday, Dec 12
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM SDIFF Film: La Befana Vien di Notte (The Legend of the Christmas Witch)
Friday, Dec 13
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Saturday, Dec 14
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Sunday, Dec 15
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Monday, Dec 16
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Dec 17
All Day Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Wednesday, Dec 18
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Old School Little Italy Food Tour
Thursday, Dec 19
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Film: La Befana Vien di Notte
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: La Befana Vien di Notte (The Legend of the Christmas Witch)
Calendar

< Saturday, October 19, 2019 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Spotlight

One Book - One San Diego Events

Stage

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

Places

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

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
8:30 AM Global Empowerment Summit University of California San Diego is hosting its 4th Annual Global Empowerment Summit. The event presented by UC San Diego Extension is free and open to the public.

In an effort to make San Diego the kindest city in the United States, Mayor Kevin Falconer will present UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla with a City of San Diego proclamation declaring the day of the summit, October 19, as Kindest Day.

Among the day's events:

Janet Salazar, the Permanent Representative of the United Nation's Economic and Social Affairs Council, will discuss the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals and how UC San Diego and the region can contribute to improving the world.
Keynote speaker Lindsay Wagner, most known for her starring role as "The Bionic Woman," one of the first female heroes. She will discuss her continuing efforts to inspire and empower women.
An array of panelists and performers will speak to global initiatives to create a brighter, more equitable and sustainable future.
Participants in the UC San Diego Source of Change project ­­— refugees and survivors of human trafficking, who operate small businesses at the university's Farmer's Market — will cater the event.
Ken Blanchard, speaker, leadership consultant and author of more than 65 books, including "The One Minute Manager," will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from Women4Empowerment and UC San Diego's Social Impact and Innovation initiative.

The summit will feature an array of thought-leaders from various religious, governmental, nonprofit and business sectors discussing collaborative solutions in the areas of empowerment, education, sustainability, diversity, inclusion and social impact. Progressive global leaders will sit in dialogue with changemakers working within San Diego's underrepresented communities.

Among the panelists and speakers:
Steven Dinkin, president of the National Conflict Resolution Center; Imam Taha Hassane, director, Islamic Center of San Diego; San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan; Jeff Light, publisher, editor-in-chief, San Diego Union-Tribune; and Emanuel Perlman, CEO and founder, Destination Peace International; Nicole Phillips, author and host of NPR's The Kindness Podcast.

Admission/Cost: FREE but Registration is required.

Location:
Beyster Auditorium
Rad School of Management
U.C. San Diego
MAP - [CAMPUS MAP]

Saturday, October 19 - 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
10:00 AM Arch in the Park Come Discover Archaeology at the 21st Annual Arch in the Park. The San Diego County Archaeological Society presents an educational day of Archaeology and Fun at the Ranch House in Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve. Come celebrate California Archaeology Month and International Archaeology Day. Find out about archaeology, see archaeology exhibits, and talk to real archaeologists. See traditional craft demonstrations. Raffles, book sale, games, and more. Fry Bread, snacks, and sodas and SDCAS merchandise will be available for purchase.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Los Peñasquitos Ranch Adobe
12122 Canyonside Park Drive
San Diego, CA 92129
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Saturday, October 19 - 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
11:00 AM San Diego International Film Festival The Power of Perspective. Come Watch With Us. The San Diego International Film Festival features 200+ filmmakers gathering in San Diego to show their films every year. SDIFF celebrates film's power to create empathy via new perspectives that emerge from powerful and compelling storytelling. The festival showcases great stories, fresh voices and diverse points of view from around the world. Our line up includes world-premiers, never before seen studio releases, the best in independent filmmaking and a full schedule of parties and events with the filmmakers themselves. Great film sparks great dialogue, which is why we're dedicated to giving our audiences the unique opportunity to meet and ask questions of filmmakers after screenings, and informally meet-ups at a variety of parties and events. The festival culminates with the annual Night of the Stars Tribute, recognizing actors and filmmakers who have made a mark on the film industry, and the world, with their professional contributions.

Age limit: 18+

Admission/Cost: $16 - $600

Location:
Reading Gaslamp Cinema
701 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Tuesday, October 15 - 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Wednesday, October 16 - 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Thursday, October 17 - 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Friday, October 18 - 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Saturday, October 19 - 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Sunday, October 20 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
12:00 PM Dia de los Muertos At La Vista Memorial The Most traditional and authentic Celebration of Life in San Diego County!

La Vista Historical Foundation is pleased to announce that internationally acclaimed Colombian musical group La Sonora Dinamita will perform at the 11th annual Día de los Muertos celebration on Saturday, October 19 at La Vista Memorial Park in National City.

This year's celebration also welcomes Olga de La Vega Fashion, Tijuana, B.C., showcasing "Weavers of Dreams," a collection of Mexican regional huipil, a traditional garment worn by indigenous women and cultural ensembles. We will introduce a saw dust carpet with several layers of color traditionally used for processions. This carpet will be traveling from Huamantla, Tlaxcala made by artisans who feature the largest sawdust carpets in Mexico.

The celebration will once again award prizes to the best traditional Catrina and altars. The celebration will award $500 to the most traditional Catrina and $1000 cash prize for the most elaborate altars built by visiting families to honor their deceased loved ones.

This year's newest contest invites performing arts, dance studios, and schools of fashion to participate in the largest procession, with a chance to win a $1,000 cash prize.

Admission/Cost: $5 - $75

Location:
La Vista Memorial Park
3191 Orange St.
National City, CA 91950
MAP

Saturday, October 19 - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM Filipino-American History Celebration Honoring the events, experiences, and lives of Filipino people in America and their impact on society. This free afternoon will feature music, food, kids' activities and fun for the whole family celebrating this annual commemoration. Cash prizes of $200, $150 and $100 will be awarded in both a kids and teens Karaoke contest, several Filipino food vendors such as Seafood City, Coated Cafe and Red Ribbon Bakeshop will sell traditional dishes, live music from Rising Star Band, a kids zone and presentations from local community partners will entertain visitors all afternoon. New for 2019 is the addition of a Filipiniana Fashion Show with great styles and looks for the entire family. Groups such as Philippine folk dancers Samahan Dance company, the Otay Ranch High School dance exhibition team and Melija talent develo:00 PMent featuring ballet, hip hop and Hawaiian performers will get everyone's toes tapping. Various Otay Ranch Town Center merchants and community partners will be handing out free food samples and coupons and hosting other activations all afternoon.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Otay Ranch Town Center
2015 Birch Road
Chula Vista, CA 91915
MAP

Saturday, October 19 - 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
2:00 PM Lawn Program: House of Austria In the increasingly shrinking world, mutual understanding among cultures is paramount. For that reason, the House of Austria endorsed the San Diego town of Julian to establish a partnership of cultural exchange with the quaint mountain town of Heiligenblut, located in the Austrian Alps. The members of the House of Austria made it their mission to continue promoting the friendship between the peoples of the two towns.

During the Lawn Program and the Ethnic Food Fair at the Houses or Pacific Relations in Balboa Park, the members showcase their specialties of Austrian fare. Home-made pastries and Sachertorte are especially popular.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Hall of Nations
2191 W Pan American Rd.
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Saturday, October 19 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 234-0739 or visit: www.sdhpr.org
2:00 PM Stage: The Sound of Music Helix Charter High School presents The Sound of Music, based on the real life story of the Von Trapp Family singers. Maria, the tomboyish postulant at an Austrian abbey, becomes a governess in the home of a widowed naval captain with seven children. She brings a new love of life and music into the home.

Admission/Cost: $8 - $10

Location:
Helix High School
7323 University Avenue
La Mesa, CA 91942
MAP

Dates and times:
Friday, October 11 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, October 12 - 2:00 PM
Saturday, October 12 - 7:00 PM
Thursday, October 17 - 6:00 PM
Friday, October 18 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, October 19 - 2:00 PM
Saturday, October 19 - 7:00 PM
4:00 PM Bridge of Love Fundraiser Bridge of Love Across the Border​ is 100% grass roots human rights activist volunteers. and has been supporting children, families and LGBTQ folks from all over the world seeking refuge and asylum at our Tijuana border for a year and a half now. We are having a Fundraiser on October 19, 2019 and we are asking the community near and far to please donate items for our raffle, auction and sale.We are asking for art, hand crafted items, items for natural healing, body soaps, massage, candles, t-shirts, jewelry, hats, anything we can sell. We need money to buy items that we do not receive enough of such as food, toiletries, new underwear, new bras, newborn baby clothes, baby blankets etc.

Event will feature live music by Santana Pa Ti, raffles, silent auction, vendors, food etc.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $30

Location:
Worldbeat Cultural Center
2100 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA
MAP

Saturday, October 19 - 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
5:00 PM Armenian Culture Night Join us for Armenian Food, Music & Dancing!! Hosted by: SJG Parish Council, Ladies' Society, ACYO, Choir, Armenian Sunday School, and Gala Committee with Triple X Fraternity, United Armenians of SD, Knights & Daughters of Vartan,Homenetmen Scouts, Armenian Professionals of SD, and ARS Roubina Chapter.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
St John Garabed Armenian Apostolic Church
4473 30th St
San Diego, CA 92116
MAP

Saturday, October 19 - 5:00 PM
7:00 PM Opera: Aida Loyalty to country, love, and betrayal collide when the pharaoh's daughter Amneris discovers that her rival for the love of the Egyptian general, Radames, is none other than her Ethiopian slave, Aida. In a turn of events Aida's father, the King of Ethiopia, demands that she act as a spy for her homeland, potentially destroying the trust and affection of the man she loves.

Admission/Cost: $78 - $578

Location:
San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, October 19 - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, October 22 - 7:00 PM
Friday, October 25 - 7:00 PM
Sunday, October 27 - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM Stage: The Sound of Music Helix Charter High School presents The Sound of Music, based on the real life story of the Von Trapp Family singers. Maria, the tomboyish postulant at an Austrian abbey, becomes a governess in the home of a widowed naval captain with seven children. She brings a new love of life and music into the home.

Admission/Cost: $8 - $10

Location:
Helix High School
7323 University Avenue
La Mesa, CA 91942
MAP

Dates and times:
Friday, October 11 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, October 12 - 2:00 PM
Saturday, October 12 - 7:00 PM
Thursday, October 17 - 6:00 PM
Friday, October 18 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, October 19 - 2:00 PM
Saturday, October 19 - 7:00 PM
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: Italy Exported (Shorts) Join us for the launch of Italy Exported, our new short films program!

During feStivale 2019, we will screen the 20 finalists of our new Short Film Competition! The three winners of the San Diego Italian Film Festival Ristretto Awards —The Golden Ristretto, The Silver Ristretto, and The Artistic Director's Ristretto Special Award— be announced and screened during the Gala.

Tonight, we'll screen 10 out of the 20 finalists, with three of the directors in attendance! You won't want to miss this opportunity to experience and discuss the very latest in cinema art with the creators.

Admission/Cost: $12

Location:
Museum of Photographic Arts
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92103
MAP - [Park Map]

Saturday, October 19 - 7:30 PM
7:30 PM Stage: Foxfire Set in rural America, in the heart of southern Appalachia, Foxfire is about the strength of family, the burnished love of a long marriage, and the values that have sustained this nation. It is laced with music by Jonathan Brielle, with live stage performances by a 4-piece bluegrass band.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $29

Location:
Sunshine Brooks Theatre
217 N. Coast Highway
Oceanside, 92054
MAP

Ongoing from Friday, October 11 until Sunday, October 27, 2019
Fridays - 7:30 PM
Saturdays - 7:30 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Noura Noura and her husband are Chaldean Christian refugees from Iraq, celebrating their first Christmas Eve as American citizens.

But the long-anticipated visit of an orphan girl they once sponsored, now a promising college student, causes them to question who they've become and what they've left behind.

Admission/Cost: $30 - $74

Location:
Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre
1363 Old Globe Way
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Ongoing from Thursday, September 26 until Sunday, October 20
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays - 7:00 PM
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays - 8:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Man of La Mancha Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes' seventeenth-century masterpiece Don Quixote, Man of La Mancha celebrates the perseverance of a dying old man who refuses to relinquish his ideals or his passion. The score includes "The Impossible Dream," "I, Don Quixote," "Dulcinea," "I Really Like Him," "Little Bird," and "To Each His Dulcinea.

Admission/Cost: $30 - $70

Location:
Horton Grand Theatre
444 Fourth Avenue
San Diego, 92101
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, September 27 until Sunday, October 27
Wednesdays and Thursdays - 7:30 PM
Fridays and Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
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