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11:00 AM House of China Moon Festival The sights and sounds of the Chinese Moon Festival come alive with remarkable entertainment.

Starting at 11:00 AM there will be:

• Cultural Performances
• Traditional Moon Cakes, Dumplings, and Milk Teas
• Chinese street food crepes called
11:00 AM Old Town Fiestas Patrias Celebrate Mexican Independence Day. This year our annual festivities commence at 11:00 am with the ringing of the bell at the historic Casa de Estudillo. This free event commemorates an important day in early San Diego history when Mexico declared independence from Spain on September 16, 1821, and Alta California became part of that new nation. Our exciting and colorful Fiestas Patrias festivities will be showcasing a variety of entertainment, including historic and traditional music and dance groups, crafts, games, and informational demonstrations that represent the activities enjoyed by the early settlers of San Diego in the 1800s.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Old Town State Historic Park
4002 Wallace Street
San Diego, CA 92110

Saturday, September 14 - 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
11:00 AM Music: Madame Ur y Sus Hombres El Grito: Mexican Independence Day Celebration, featuring a free concert with Madame Ur y Sus Hombres.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Copley Plaza
1363 Old Globe Way
Balboa Park
San Diego, 92101
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Saturday, September 14 - 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
12:00 PM Fiesta de Independencia A weekend of art, dance, history, live music, food and libations celebrating Mexico Independence Day, which is September 16. Featured Artists: Ricardo Islas, Hector Villegas, Cesar Casteneda. Saturday Entertainment: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Las Sucias Ballet Folklorico, Mariachi, El Ritmo Global, Chief Sweat & Peptoe, Ivy Satana, Number Juan (Cumbia Cartel), Dancing Horses. Sunday Entertainment: 12:00 PM - 6:30 PM Ballet Folklorico, Mariachi, Air Nandez, Turbo Sonidero, Cumbia Machin, OG Ganas, and Viento Callejero.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $50

Thorn Brewing Co.
1745 National Avenue
San Diego, CA 92113

Dates and times:
Saturday, September 14 - 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, September 15 - 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
12:00 PM Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Enjoy an afternoon of music, food, cultural performances and fun for the whole family celebrating the kickoff of Hispanic Heritage Month. Well-known Latino group "Bulevar Descarga" will perform a free concert in the center's Popper Fountain and Dining Pavilion area during the event. Visitors can spend the afternoon browsing various booths with information related to local Hispanic cultural and civic organizations, dig in to tasty food choices provided by a selection of vendors and tenants, enjoy dance and folklorico performances and kids can complete a make-and-take craft tied to Hispanic Heritage Month. Several merchants will be handing out samples and coupons and hosting other activations throughout the afternoon as well.

Admission/Cost: FREE

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

Saturday, September 14 - 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
1:00 PM Piņata Workshop Join the fun and make your very own cerveza pi
1:00 PM Dim Sum for Kids Class Inspired by a quote from the popular Disney movie Aladdin,
2:00 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
3:00 PM 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
5:00 PM Immigration Mural Unveiling: Haciendo Linea The Mint House Project, a social justice-themed public art project in Barrio Logan, is proud to unveil its first public mural on the theme of immigration!

Local artist, Yvette Roman, has been creating a life-size mural portraying Fronterizos as they wait to cross the border into the United States.

Titled "Haciendo Linea," Yvette's mural portrays the motion, fear, and necessity of border crossings while paying special attention to the small, oftentimes overlooked, moments and events that make border towns like San Diego what they are.

Located just around the corner from Chicano Park, "Haciendo Linea" invites people to explore the topic of immigration and take away new insights into what makes San Diego and Tijuana's sister cultures so unique.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Mint House Project
928 S. Evans St.
San Diego, CA 92113

Saturday, September 14 - 5:00 PM
5:30 PM Santee Bluegrass Festival Unlimited food, fun and Bluegrass! Funds raised will benefit the Santee Teen Center, park improvement projects, and the Recreation Scholarship Program which provides financial assistance to qualifying Santee children, teens and seniors to take part in City recreation programs.

Admission/Cost: $40 - $55

Town Center Community Park
550 Park Center Drive
Santee, CA 92071

Saturday, September 14 - 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
6:00 PM Music: Bostich & Fussible Celebrate the weekend of Mexican Independence Day with Tijuana-based music heroes Bostich + Fussible of the Grammy-nominated Nortec Collective. They will perform a new suite of electronic music to a screening of a rediscovered 1920
7:00 PM Sephardic Festival This two-day festival begins with an evening of community and film, featuring a documentary that showcases the stories of San Diego
7:00 PM Music: Gilbert Castellanos & The Afro-Cuban All Stars Kick-off Hispanic Heritage Month with a special evening with Gilbert Castellanos & The Afro-Cuban All Stars!

Enjoy music by an all-star line up of artists including:

Gilbert Castellanos - Trumpet/Band Leader
Charlie Chavez - Congas
Alvin Paige - Tenor Saxophonist
Irving Flores - Keys
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