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Monday, Dec 11
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:45 PM Las Posadas in Old Town
6:00 PM Music: Oscar Aragon
6:00 PM Javanese Music and Dance Performance
7:00 PM Write Out Loud: Voices of Christmas
7:30 PM Music: Gamelan and Mariachi Ensemble Concert
Tuesday, Dec 12
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:30 PM Festival: Global Winter Wonderland
5:00 PM Festival: Menorah Lighting
Wednesday, Dec 13
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:30 PM Festival: Global Winter Wonderland
5:30 PM Film: Your Name
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
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
2:30 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 Four Treasures of the Chinese Study Exhibition 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
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
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
Calendar

< Sunday, May 7, 2017 >


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

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

For more information, please visit: www.sdhoolaulea.com
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
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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 Cinco de Mayo Fest In partnership with the Latino Food Industry nonprofit, more than 20 musical and cultural dance performances will be showcased at this year's Cinco de Mayo Music Festival. This cultural event is returning to Chula Vista after a four-year absence. The festival is expected to welcome over 15,000 attendees for food, music, and interactive zones designed for the entire family.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
West on H Street, between Bay Boulevard and Marina Parkway
Chula Vista, CA 91910
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Sunday, May 7 - 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.facebook.com
11:00 AM San Diego Jewish Food Festival The sixth-annual event includes a New York deli, a Kosher grill, a wine & beer garden, music by the Simchat Shabbat Band, and demonstrations by area chefs, including Deborah Scott. Food includes "the delights of Israel, the Mediterranean, Eastern Europe, New York, Chicago, or wherever you and yours call 'The Old Country'" — meaning latkes and blintzes, kugel and knishes, chopped liver, falafel, rugelach, and strudel. The kids can stay busy with arts and craft projects and a bouncing house.

Admission/Cost: $20

Location:
Temple Adat Shalom
15905 Pomerado Road
Poway, CA 92064
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Sunday, May 7 - 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sdjewishfoodfest.com
11:00 AM Fiesta de los Penasquitos The Fiesta de los Penasquitos street fair and parade in the Rancho Penasquitos area features three stages of live music and performances including Whiskey Ridge Band, the Martin Coughlin Band, and the Dirty Martinis. Also on stage, performances from Three Treasures Cultural Art Society, Samahan Phillipine Dance Company, and Southern California Ballet. Plus food from around the world, arts and crafts, carnival rides, and a kids fun zone. Community service awards and Volunteer and Business of the Year presentations on the Main Stage.

Along Black Mountain Road, between Carmel Mountain and Twin Trails.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
The Original Sab-E-Lee
13223-2 Black Mountain Road
San Diego, CA 92129
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Sunday, May 7 - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
11:00 AM Brazilian Percussion Workshop The Brazilian Portuguese and Arts San Diego (BRAPA) brings you two Brazilian percussion workshops by acclaimed percussionist Dudu Fuentes of Rio De Janeiro. Suitable for people who love to play music at any level.

Admission/Cost: $20 (or $35 for both workshops)

Location:
Lawn Area
Adjacent to the Worldbeat Center
Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA
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Dates and times:
Sunday, May 7 - 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Tuesday, May 9 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information about Brazilian Portuguese and Arts San Diego (BRAPA), please visit: www.brazilcc.com
12:00 PM House of Poland - Annual Lawn Program Please join us as we celebrate Polish Constitution Day, which commemorates the ratification on May 3, 1791 of the first democratic constitution in Europe.

Enjoy delicious traditional Polish food (stuffed dumplings, Polish sausage, Polish cakes).

Stage performances at 2:00 PM:
  • traditional Polish folk dances by Polonez Dance Company
  • songs by Anna Stone and Greg & Grace
  • children's violin group -Polskie Smyki
  • children from Polish School

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Balboa Park, International Cottages Lawn & Stage
2294 Pan American Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
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Sunday, May 7 - 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sdhpr.org
2:00 PM Music: Patrick Berrogain Hot Club Combo The Patrick Berrogain Hot Club Combo will be performing a mix of original music, hits from the 60's through the 80's arranged in the Gypsy jazz style, as well as some of the classics of the Gypsy jazz repertoire.

Seating is limited to chairs in room only.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Encinitas Library
540 Cornish Dr.
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Sunday, May 7 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.encinitaslibfriends.org
2:00 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
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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
2:00 PM Art Exhibition: Works of William Pleasant Jr.,Pre-Opening Gala Pleasant Institute, in association with CAT Sparks Art Inc., presents Signs for Life, an exhibition and community participatory event. This Smithsonian Signature Series Lift Every Voice program is preceded by a gala.

Pleasant's work is a featured part of the Cultural Expressions exhibit in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American Culture and History. Signs for Life explores Civil Rights and Black Power through the related paintings and signage. The afternoon events include cultural food, hands-on community art-making and signage, music making, and more.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Malcolm X Library
5148 Market Street
San Diego, CA 92114
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Sunday, May 7 - 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
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
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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
5:30 PM Film: Here Without Me The Persian Cultural Center presents the Iranian Film Here Without Me, directed by Bahram Tavakoli, telling the story of a family of three and their dreams. A great and free adaptation of Tenessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie.

Admission/Cost: Free

Location:
Iranian- American Center
6790 Top Gun St. #7
San Diego, CA 92121
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Sunday, May 7 - 5:30 PM (Doors open at 5:00 PM)

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