This Weekend: The 'welcome to fall' edition

 In Arts and Culture, Community Links, Community News, Events

Looking for something to do this first weekend of fall? Here’s some of our picks for arts and culture events taking place in southeastern San Diego and around town.

The Real Shaolin

The San Diego Asian Film Foundation is hosting a free outdoor screening of The Real Shaolin at Market Creek. Besides seeing a great film (which our staff can’t recommend enough), you’ll get to meet some of the wonderful folks behind one of San Diego’s premier film festivals. More info on the screening can be found in our previous post.

• Friday, September 24
Market Creek Plaza Amphitheater
310 Euclid Ave, San Diego, CA 92114 (
Google Maps)
6:30pm Entertainment / 7:30pm Movie

For more info on the foundation and its upcoming festival, check them out across the web: SDAFF websiteFacebookTwitter, and YouTube channel.

Welcome to Arroyo's

The west coast premiere of Welcome to Arroyo’s opens at The Old Globe on Saturday night. This tale of Alejandro and Molly — a brother and sister who are learning to cope after their mother passes away — was a 2010 Pulitzer-Prize finalist. Local graffiti arts program Writerz Blok was commissioned to paint the backdrops and create Molly’s art. Written by Kristoffer Diaz; directed by Jaime Castañeda. Tickets are $29 – $49. (Please note there is some strong language in the program.)

• Saturday, September 25 – Sunday, October 31
The Old Globe’s Sheryl & Harvey White Theatre in Balboa Park
1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101-1696 (
Google Maps)
Closed Mondays; performance times vary (see the website
for details)

To purchase tickets, visit the The Old Globe or call (619) 23-GLOBE (234-5623).

PIFA 2010

The 16th annual Pacific Islander Festival Association (PIFA) event takes place this Saturday and Sunday in Mission Bay. Experience music, dance, merchants, food, and more representing cultures from throughout the islands of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. Free admission. Parking is $10 per vehicle; free shuttles are provided from designated lots to the event site.

• Saturday, September 25 and Sunday, September 26
Ski Beach in Mission Bay
At Ingraham Street and Vacation Road (
Google Maps)
Saturday 9am – 4pm / Sunday 8am – 4pm

For more info on PIFA, visit their website.

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