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Wednesday, Dec 13
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM Chanukah Celebration
4:30 PM Festival: Global Winter Wonderland
5:30 PM Film: Your Name
8:00 PM Music: Christmas in Paris by Sacha Boutros
Thursday, Dec 14
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM Film: The Wedding Plan
4:00 PM Stage: Cinderella Eats Rice & Beans: A Salsa Fairy Tale
4:30 PM Festival: Global Winter Wonderland
5:30 PM End Trafficking of Ghanaian Children
6:00 PM Exhibit: The Shimmering World of Gustav Klmit
Friday, Dec 15
12:00 PM Hanukkah Party
4:30 PM Festival: Global Winter Wonderland
6:30 PM Film: Sonata
7:00 PM Stage: La Posada Magica
7:00 PM Film Discussion: Tales
7:30 PM California Ballet: The Nutcracker
7:30 PM La Pastorela de los Alacranes
8:00 PM Music: Pato Banton
8:00 PM Music and Dance: An Irish Christmas
8:00 PM Stage: Cabaret
Saturday, Dec 16
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM California Ballet: The Nutcracker
11:00 AM Kimchi DIY & Gift-Giving Workshop
11:00 AM Lecture: The Evolution of Chinese Weaponry
11:00 AM Stage: Cinderella Eats Rice & Beans: A Salsa Fairy Tale
12:00 PM Japanese Pottery Sale by Julie Thompson
12:00 PM Hotels/Motels (Unofficial Art Fair 2017)
2:00 PM Stage: La Posada Magica
2:00 PM Special Event: Roots Thailand
2:30 PM California Ballet: The Nutcracker
3:30 PM Dance: Odissi School December Recital
4:00 PM Posada at Border x Brewing
4:00 PM Stage: Cinderella Eats Rice & Beans: A Salsa Fairy Tale
7:00 PM Yalda Celebration
7:00 PM Stage: La Posada Magica
7:30 PM Stage: From Berlin to Brooks
7:30 PM La Pastorela de los Alacranes
8:00 PM Stage: Cabaret
Sunday, Dec 17
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Let There Be Light: Hanukkah & Kwanza Celebration
1:00 PM California Ballet: The Nutcracker
2:00 PM Music: House of England Winter Concert
2:00 PM Four Treasures of the Chinese Study Closing Reception
2:00 PM Stage: La Posada Magica
2:00 PM La Pastorela de los Alacranes
4:30 PM Festival: Global Winter Wonderland
5:30 PM California Ballet: The Nutcracker
6:00 PM Menorah Light at Del Mar Highland Town Center
7:30 PM California Ballet: The Nutcracker
8:00 PM Music: Anhuea, Paula Fuga, Mahi
Monday, Dec 18
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM Film: The Other Son
1:00 PM Film: Spirit of the Beehive
4:30 PM Festival: Global Winter Wonderland
6:00 PM Music: Oscar Aragon
Tuesday, Dec 19
All Day Free Admission to Mingei International Museum
All Day Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:30 PM Festival: Global Winter Wonderland
7:00 PM Music: German Lopez
7:00 PM Stage: The Meshuga Nutcracker
Wednesday, Dec 20
4:30 PM Festival: Global Winter Wonderland
7:00 PM California Ballet: The Nutcracker
Thursday, Dec 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM Moscow Ballet's 'Great Russian Nutcracker'
7:30 PM Music: Winter Schminter Hanukkah/Winter Solstice celebtration
7:30 PM Film: Fraulein una Fiana D inverno
8:00 PM Moscow Ballet's 'Great Russian Nutcracker'
8:00 PM Stage: Cabaret
Friday, Dec 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:30 PM Festival: Global Winter Wonderland
7:00 PM California Ballet: The Nutcracker
8:00 PM Film: Dunkirk
8:00 PM Stage: Cabaret
Saturday, Dec 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:30 PM Festival: Global Winter Wonderland
6:00 PM Russian Grand Ballet Presents “The Nutcracker”
8:00 PM Stage: Cabaret
8:00 PM Film: Dunkirk
Sunday, Dec 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
4:30 PM Festival: Global Winter Wonderland
Monday, Dec 25
4:30 PM Festival: Global Winter Wonderland
Tuesday, Dec 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Kwanzaa Unity Umoja
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< Saturday, May 6, 2017 >


All Day San Diego Ho'oluale'a Come early to observe the Hawaiian greeting of the blowing of the conch shell. There will be hula dancing, music, a canoe display, craft shopping, storytelling, and divine foods. You can also learn the meaning of Hawaiian words.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
East Mission Bay Park De Anza Cove
3000 North Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, CA
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, May 6 - All Day
Sunday, May 7 - All Day

For more information, please visit: www.sdhoolaulea.com
All Day Annual Dragon Boat Race Festival The San Diego Dragon Boat Festival showcases the traditional art and sport of dragon boat racing. Competitors test their endurance as they row the fast, dragon-shaped vessels in teams, Come enjoy the races, fine food, and entertainment.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Tecolote Shores North Park
Mission Bay Park
San Diego, CA
MAP

Saturday, May 6 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Stage

Black Pearl Sings!
Until December 17

Diary of Anne Frank
Until December 17

Cabaret
Until December 23

Exhibitions and Art

Four Treasures Of The Chinese Study
Until December 1, 2017

Modern Masters from Latin America: The Perez Simon Collection
Until December 2, 2017

Monet's Étretat: Destination & Motif At Timken
Until December 3, 2017

Memories Of Underdevelopment
Until February 4, 2018

Art of the Americas
Until February 18, 2018

Indonesian Shadow Puppets
Until March 1, 2018

Jewels of India
Until March 1, 2018

Recycled and Embroidered Textiles of Bengal
Until March 25, 2018

Barrio Art Crawl
Ongoing, every 2nd Saturday of each month

Art of East Asia
Until December 31, 2019

Arts of Iran
Until January 31, 2019

Art Of The 20th Century
Ongoing until December 31, 2019

German Expressionism
Ongoing until December 31, 2019

Dan McCleary, Etchings And Studies: Taller De Grabado Oaxaca 2000 - 2016

Kanban, Traditional Shop Signs Of Japan
Ongoing until October 8, 2017

Art Of The Open Air
Ongoing until February 13, 2018

Kids

Kids Meet Mandarin
Ongoing Fridays

Chinese Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Spanish Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Bilingual Storytime
Ongoing Fridays

Classes and Workshops

Irish Gaelic Conversation Circle
Ongoing Tuesdays - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Tai Chi Workshop
Ongoing Saturdays

Shakespeare&Tea
Ongoing Sundays

African Dance Class
Ongoing Sundays

Dancing With The Brush: Chinese Brush Painting And Calligraphy
Ongoing Tuesdays

Middle-Eastern Drum and Belly Dance Class
Ongoing Mondays

Salsa Class
Ongoing Tuesdays

Urban Art & More
Ongoing Tuesdays

Mandarin Meetup
Ongoing Wednesdays

Cultural Tours and Excursions

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum & Garden Tour
Ongoing, every 1st Saturday of each month

Little Italy Culinary Tour
Ongoing Saturdays

Asian Pacific Historical District Walking Tour
Ongoing, every 2nd Saturday of each month.

Lucha Libre Mexican Wrestling in Tijuana
Ongoing, Select Fridays

Tijuana Street Art Trek with Panca
Ongoing, Select Saturdays

Tijuana Street Eats
Ongoing, Select Saturdays

Tijuana Brewery Tour
Ongoing, Select Saturdays

Tijuana Market Hop
Ongoing, Select Sundays

Tijuana Seafood Food Tour
Ongoing Saturdays

Tijuana Foodie Adventure
Ongoing Saturdays,Tuesdays,Sundays

Ensenada Mexico Pacific Ocean Coastal Tour

Baja Mexico Grand Tour

Tijuana Foodie Adventures

Brews + Chews & Views: Tijuana Walking Tour
Ongoing Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays until Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Other

Tea with The Bard
Ongoing, first Sunday of each month

Kirtan Musical Meditation
Ongoing, Thursdays

Frankie & Maria's Italian Wedding, A Not-So-Ordinary Interactive Dinner Theater
Ongoing, Saturdays, Fridays

10:00 AM Asian Cultural Festival Martial arts, ethnic dances, cultural exhibitions, entertainment, games, and of course, food! Pet friendly and smoking-free. The Asian Cultural Festival is hosted and presented by the National Asian American Coalition and produced by Silk Road Productions.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Mira Mesa Community Park
8575 New Salem Street
San Diego, CA 92126
MAP

Saturday, May 6 - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.naac.org
10:00 AM Cinco de Mayo con Orgullo Festival & Car Show Susan G. Komen San Diego is partnering with Impalas Car Club San Diego and their Cinco de Mayo con Orgullo Festival & Car Show.

There will be food, live entertainment, a health pavilion, a cultural arts pavilion, a classic car show, and a Kids Zone. The Komen San Diego Mobile Mammography Coach will be providing free mammograms at the event to women (and men) who qualify. Call (619) 269-1299 for requirements.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Chicano Park
Between National and Logan Avenues under the Coronado Bridge
San Diego, CA 92133
MAP

Saturday, May 6 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.komensandiego.org
11:00 AM Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo The 34th Annual Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo transforms the Old Town area into the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration north of the border. This weekend celebration attracts over 100,000 people over the course of three days with a bustling mercado, a huge display of lowriders and other autos, lucha libre wrestling matches, a petting zoo and pony rides, roving performers, a Ballet Folklorico competition, and non-stop music on three stages with over 40 bands playing Latin rock, Norteña, banda sinaloense, conjunto jarocho, and mariachi. Proceeds benefit the Historic Old Town Community Foundation.

Admission/Cost: FREE

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

Dates and times:
Saturday, May 6 - 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, May 7 - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.cincodemayooldtown.com
11:00 AM Holi Festival of Colors This traveling celebration of the Holi Festival of Colors "invites guests to celebrate the simple, joyful aspects of life." Activities include live music and DJs, top-of-the-hour color throws, interactive dance, yoga, hugs, crafts, and a range of ethnic vegetarian dishes. Fourth-annual event.

Admission/Cost: $5
Children 12 and under free - FREE

Location:
Junior Seau Oceanside Pier Amphitheatre
200 North of the Strand
Oceanside, CA 92054
MAP

Saturday, May 6 - 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.festivalofcolorsusa.com
11:00 AM UNASD Discussion: Climate Change & Human Trafficking The consequences of climate change are manyfold and observable...AND did you know that climate change has created a new generation of sex-trafficking victims?

After Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines in 2013, an underground economy took root as women and girls were sold for food or trafficked into forced labor and sex work...

These examples of linkages and more are outlined during our monthly U.N. Info Session meant to engage on the importance of the United Nations' work and its local impact particularly as it relates to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Come join us in our Eleanor Roosevelt Global Classroom located in our office building in Balboa Park for a relaxed and casual learning. We welcome any curious mind and even those 'fluent' in all things UN. Bring your child, friend, pet ... all are welcomed!

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Eleanor Roosevelt Classroom
UN Building
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA
MAP

Saturday, May 6 - 11:00 AM to 12 PM

For more information, please visit: www.unasd.org/
2:00 PM Stage: Travels with My Aunt North Coast Repertory Theatre presents Giles Havergal's theatrical adaptation of the Graham Greene novel. Eccentric aunt Augusta swoops in, shakes up the life of her staid bourgeois nephew, and ignites the lust for adventure buried within his gray flannel soul." David Ellenstain directs.

Admission/Cost: $39 - $50

Location:
North Coast Repertory Theatre
987-D Lomas Santa Fe Drive
Solana Beach, CA 92075
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Wednesday April 12 to Sunday, May 7, 2017
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM (No Shows 4/15)
Sundays - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM (No 7:00 PM show 5/7)

For more information, please visit: www.northcoastrep.org
6:30 PM Music: Camarada, Cantos de Amor The program features music by Manuel Ponce, Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, Richard Strauss, Francisco Tárrega, Reveriano Soutullo & Juan Vert, Paul Taffanel, Fernando Obradors, Manuel de Falla, Carlos Almarán, and Joseph Lacalle.

Location:
Bread & Salt
1955 Julian Avenue
San Diego, CA 92113
MAP

Saturday, May 6 - 6:30 PM
7:00 PM Music: Nathan & Jessie Join Nathan Rivera, Jessie Andra Smith and their band for a night of gypsy blues and jazzy tunes. From the streets of New Orleans to a Parisian café, Nathan and Jessie take listeners on a multi-instrumental, multilingual journey. A high level of musicianship, jazz improvisation, and audience participation combine for a fun and uplifting show.

The band features an eclectic group of talented musicians: Jessie Andra Smith is a guitarist with a one of a kind voice. Her songs of love, life, and travel convey authenticity in both English and French. Nathan Rivera performs on accordion, resonator guitar, and clarinet as well as vocals in English and Spanish. New Orleans personality Milly Raccoon is a fiddler, songwriter, linguist and traveling musician. Local legend Trevor Mulvey has performed on upright bass around San Diego for years. Jazz guitar virtuoso Ryan Dart studied with the masters at Los Angeles Music Academy and California Institute for the Arts.

Admission/Cost:
General - $15
Premium - $20
Museum Members receive a 10% ticket discount.

Location:
Museum of Making Music
5790 Armada Drive
Carlsbad, CA
MAP

Saturday, May 6 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.museumofmakingmusic.org
7:00 PM Stage: Clybourne Park Palomar College stages Bruce Norris' follow-up to Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun. Act One takes place in 1959, as white community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a home to a black family. Act Two is set in the same house in the present day, as the now predominantly African-American neighborhood battles to hold its ground in the face of gentrification. Annie Hinton directs.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $15

Location:
Palomar College
1140 West Mission Road
San Marcos, CA 92069
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, May 5 until Sunday, May 14
Sundays - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursdays - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Fridays - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturdays - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Travels with My Aunt North Coast Repertory Theatre presents Giles Havergal's theatrical adaptation of the Graham Greene novel. Eccentric aunt Augusta swoops in, shakes up the life of her staid bourgeois nephew, and ignites the lust for adventure buried within his gray flannel soul." David Ellenstain directs.

Admission/Cost: $39 - $50

Location:
North Coast Repertory Theatre
987-D Lomas Santa Fe Drive
Solana Beach, CA 92075
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Wednesday April 12 to Sunday, May 7, 2017
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM (No Shows 4/15)
Sundays - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM (No 7:00 PM show 5/7)

For more information, please visit: www.northcoastrep.org
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