From the organizers of the San Diego Latino Film Festival comes “Exitos del Cine Latino,” a festival that will bring dozens of cultural movies to the big-screen in South Bay beginning Friday.
The festival will screen movies such as “Argentina,” “Desierto,” “Messi,” and “Mr Pig” at the Westfield Plaza in Bonita.
Of course, the festival wouldn’t be complete without parties. An opening night party will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. outside the movie theater with live music, food and drinks. Celebrity actor Ximena Ayala and filmmaker Rafa Lara are expected to make an appearance.
Other special guests during the festival include Ana Claudia Talacón and Fernanda Castillo. Live concerts are also lined up throughout the weekend.
For more information, go to exitos.sdlatinofilmfestival.com/.
Here are some other events happening this weekend:
Kids Film Festival
Round up the troops for this one. The San Diego International Kids Film Festival takes place this weekend in Carlsbad. The festival will showcase more than 150 films from 30 different countries, including China, Mexico, Japan, India and France. The festival, which has a goal of promoting interactions between filmmakers and children, will also host panels and forums for attendees. For more information, go to sdkidsfilms.org/.
Doggie Street Festival
Looking to adopt a dog? Head down to Liberty Station on Saturday for the Doggie Street Festival, an event geared toward pet adoption. On top of meeting pups, attendees can expect live music, delicious food and vendors offering different pet products. Veterinarian will also be on hand to answer all questions from pet parents. For more information, go to doggiestreetfestival.org/.
Imperial Avenue Street Festival
A street festival filled with music, art and fun will take over Imperial Avenue on Saturday. The festival, which celebrates the culture and history of the Greater Logan Heights community, will feature two stages of live entertainment, four blocks of work from local artists and plenty of gourmet food and beverages. Hosted by BAME Renaissance Community Development Corporation, attendees can also expect a variety of vendors and plenty of activities geared toward children. For more information, go to www.imperialavenuestreetfest.com/.
Carlsbad Music Festival
The 13th annual Carlsbad Music Festival takes place this weekend, bringing live music straight to the shores. The weekend features more than 60 different acts including, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, LA Percussion Quartet and Kourosh Taghavi. The eclectic festival is complete with outdoor fun, a beer garden, food trucks and an artisan market. For more information, go to www.carlsbadmusicfestival.org/.
Ramona Country Fair
An old-fashioned fair is coming to San Diego County this weekend. The Ramona Country Fair will feature amusement park rides, carnival games, live music, contests and plenty of good food. Proceeds from the fair will benefit the Ramona community, including Chamber scholarships to Ramona students. For more information, go to www.RamonaChamber.com.
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