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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 20, 2017 >


9:30 AM Guided Nature Walk: A Kumeyaay Kid's Life in Nature Turn back time. Join your MTRP Trail Guide and experience how Kumeyaay children lived and played at Mission Trails Regional Park. Enjoy traditional games that amused generations of Native American kids and prepared them for life in nature. Visit an ancient historic gathering place and learn how kids interacted with their natural environment.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Mission Trails Regional Park
Visitor's Center
1 Father Junipero Serra Trail
San Diego, CA 92119
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Saturday, May 20 - 9:30 AM
11:00 AM Lecture: Chinese Tea Culture & Urban Life in the Song Dynasty Join the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum for our Third Saturday Lecture. Learn the origins of tea culture and how it developed over time. We will explore the highest peak of tea culture during the Song Dynasty (960-1279) and how it compares with today.

Admission/Cost: Free - $5

Location:
Chuang Archive and Learning Center
541-B Second Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, May 20 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sdchm.org
11:00 AM Thinking Shakespeare Live! For many San Diegans, their ability to understand and appreciate the wonders of the Bard during our Summer Shakespeare Festival has increased exponentially since they joined us for Thinking Shakespeare Live!, a 90-minute exploration of the language of Shakespeare led by the Globe's Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and assisted by three professional classical actors.

Following successful showings in the past several seasons and a special Folio Edition last summer, The Old Globe will offer a reprise on Saturday, May 20 - 11 a.m.

This special program, based on Edelstein's book Thinking Shakespeare: A How-To Guide for Student Actors, Directors and Anyone Else Who Wants to Feel More Comfortable with the Bard, reveals a performer's approach to Shakespearean language so audiences may easily understand the poetry of the Bard.

An ideal introduction to Shakespeare for families and young audiences as well as an exciting new look at the playwright for Bardophiles, Thinking Shakespeare Live! will take place on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center.

Tickets are currently available for subscribers and donors. They go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 28 - noon. Tickets are $15.00 for the general public and $10.00 for subscribers, donors, students and groups. Tickets can be purchased online on The Old Globe website, by phone at 619-23-GLOBE, or by visiting the box office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.

"San Diego's Shakespeare audience is devoted to the Bard, and the Globe, one of the country's great Shakespeare theatres, always looks for innovative ways to serve it," said Edelstein. "We created Thinking Shakespeare Live! to help our audience have fun while making new connections to Shakespeare, and we are pleased to bring it back this summer and make it a regular part of our program."

Coinciding with The Old Globe's 2017 Shakespeare Festival, Thinking Shakespeare Live! is a fast-paced, funny, and altogether fascinating guide to the language of the Bard. In this lively 90-minute program, Barry Edelstein, called by NPR "one of the country's leading Shakespeareans," provides audiences a unique opportunity to learn the methods he imparts to professional actors in the rehearsal room.

As Edelstein and three skilled actors demonstrate these techniques live on stage, this entertaining behind-the-scenes look at the creative process offers a primer on the tools used to hear and understand Shakespeare. With humor and insight, Thinking Shakespeare Live! brings audiences into the intoxicating world of the Bard and shows how his masterful poetry can come to life for everyone.


Admission/Cost: $15

Location:
Old Globe Theatre
1363 Old Globe Way
San Diego, CA
MAP

Saturday, May 20 - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM Taco Fest The San Diego Taco Fest is a food, music, and cultural celebration of all that makes San Diego America's Finest City. The festival will take place on Saturday, May 20 - Waterfront Park which boasts stunning views of the bay.

Thirty of the region's best taco-centric restaurants will offer a wide range of mouth watering taco creations.

The day will be packed with incredible local and national musical performances (lineup TBD).

In between the musical performances, make your way to the south end of the festival to catch live Lucha Libre wrestling matches from Tijuana's own Baja Stars!

21+ only - General admission tickets do not include food and beverage. All food and beverage may be purchased for cash throughout the festival grounds. ATM's will be available for your convenience.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $125

Location:
Waterfront Park
1600 Pacific Hwy
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, May 20 - 11:00 AM
1:00 PM Stage: Native Voices At The Autry La Jolla Playhouse is pleased to announce Native Voices at the Autry is returning for its second year as resident theatre company through the 2017/2018 season. Spearheaded by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, the Resident Theatre Program aims to encourage the artistic development of rising performing arts organizations, while advancing and contributing to the San Diego and Southern California theatre scene as a whole.

The Resident Theatre Program is an annual appointment at La Jolla Playhouse. Previous resident theatre companies have included Mo'olelo Performing Arts Company, MOXIE Theater, San Diego Asian American Repertory Theater, Eveoke Dance Theatre, Teatro Máscara Mágica and Circle Circle dot dot.

Native Voices at the Autry is the only Equity theatre company devoted exclusively to developing and producing new works for the stage by Native American, Alaska Native and First Nations playwrights. Founded in 1994 by Producing Artistic Director Randy Reinholz (Choctaw) and Producing Executive Director Jean Bruce Scott, Native Voices became the resident theatre company at the Autry in 1999.

The company provides a supportive, collaborative setting for Native theatre artists from across North America. In 2014 the company established the Native Voices Artists Ensemble to more fully take advantage of the extraordinary talents of its Native actors, writers, musicians, and directors.

The Ensemble is devoted to developing new work in a collaborative process as well as supporting Native Voices' ongoing focus on the work of individual playwrights. Native Voices at the Autry is a member of Actors' Equity Association, LA Stage Alliance and the Dramatists Guild and is a Constituent Theatre of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre. Visit the Autry Museum website for more information.

Admission/Cost: Free, but reservations required.

Location:
La Jolla Playhouse
2910 La Jolla Village Dr.
La Jolla, CA
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Dates and times:
Saturday, May 20 - 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM
Sunday, May 21 - 1:00 PM
1:30 PM Carlsbad Cinema Series: Birth Of A Nation Set against the antebellum South, "The Birth of a Nation" follows Nat Turner (Nate Parker), a literate slave preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner (Armie Hammer), accepts an offer to use Nat's preaching to suppress the supposed unruly slaves of multiple southern plantations for profit.

Pre-show introduction and post-show discussion led by Brandon Cesmat. Brandon teaches Humanities at California State University San Marcos

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Carlsbad City Library
1775 Dove Ln.
Carlsbad, CA
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Saturday, May 20 - 1:30 PM
2:00 PM Unseen Portrait: The Art of Tom Hom The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum is excited to announce the homegrown exhibition, Unseen Portrait: The Art of Tom Hom. Many in San Diego have heard of longtime Chinese American leader and political legend, Tom Hom, but only his family and close friends are aware of his artistic talents. For the first time ever, Tom Hom is going public with his art! This exhibition will highlight Hom's dedication to documenting the Chinese American experience in artistic form.

Fifty works on display capture over seventy years of artistic creation, including sketches, cartoons, watercolors, and oil paintings. SDCHM is proud to celebrate the achievements of this inspirational community figure for his 90th birthday.

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 20 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
During the opening, Congressman Scott Peters, will speak from 2:15 - 2:30 PM and introduce Tom Hom before we embark on a tour of San Diego's historic Chinatown with Old Town Trolley Tours and Tom Hom, himself.

Reception Admission:
General - $5.00
Children under 12 - FREE
Museum Members - FREE

Exhibit ongoing May 20 - August 20, 2017

Museum Admission:
General - $5.00
Children under 12 - FREE
Museum Members - FREE

Location:
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Extension Building
328 J Street
San Diego, CA 92101
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Museum Hours:
Monday - Closed
Tuesday - 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday - 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Thursday - 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Friday - 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday - 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday - 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Closed Fourth of July

For more information, please visit: www.sdchm.org
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Japanese Koto Music Recital A concert of traditional Japanese Koto (13-string zither) music performed by kotoist Reiko Obata and her students.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Carmel Valley Branch Library
3919 Townsgate Drive
San Diego, CA 92130
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Saturday, May 20 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 552-1668
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4:00 PM Stage: Native Voices At The Autry La Jolla Playhouse is pleased to announce Native Voices at the Autry is returning for its second year as resident theatre company through the 2017/2018 season. Spearheaded by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, the Resident Theatre Program aims to encourage the artistic development of rising performing arts organizations, while advancing and contributing to the San Diego and Southern California theatre scene as a whole.

The Resident Theatre Program is an annual appointment at La Jolla Playhouse. Previous resident theatre companies have included Mo'olelo Performing Arts Company, MOXIE Theater, San Diego Asian American Repertory Theater, Eveoke Dance Theatre, Teatro Máscara Mágica and Circle Circle dot dot.

Native Voices at the Autry is the only Equity theatre company devoted exclusively to developing and producing new works for the stage by Native American, Alaska Native and First Nations playwrights. Founded in 1994 by Producing Artistic Director Randy Reinholz (Choctaw) and Producing Executive Director Jean Bruce Scott, Native Voices became the resident theatre company at the Autry in 1999.

The company provides a supportive, collaborative setting for Native theatre artists from across North America. In 2014 the company established the Native Voices Artists Ensemble to more fully take advantage of the extraordinary talents of its Native actors, writers, musicians, and directors.

The Ensemble is devoted to developing new work in a collaborative process as well as supporting Native Voices' ongoing focus on the work of individual playwrights. Native Voices at the Autry is a member of Actors' Equity Association, LA Stage Alliance and the Dramatists Guild and is a Constituent Theatre of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre. Visit the Autry Museum website for more information.

Admission/Cost: Free, but reservations required.

Location:
La Jolla Playhouse
2910 La Jolla Village Dr.
La Jolla, CA
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Dates and times:
Saturday, May 20 - 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM
Sunday, May 21 - 1:00 PM
5:00 PM Indian Classical Music: Sampradaaya Bhajanai and Namasankeerthana Shenkottai Hariharasubramanian and Carnatica Brothers K.N. Shashikiran and P. Ganesh

Accompanied by:

S.Rengarajan - Vocal Support
Manikanda Srinivasan - Harmonium
B.Sivaraman - Mridangam

Admission/Cost: $20 (Free for IFAASD 2017 Subscription and Subscription Plus Patrons)

Location:
Seaside Center for Spiritual Living
1613 Lake Drive
Encinitas CA 92024
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Saturday, May 20 - 5:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Shockheaded Peter Fall into the world of Victorian nightmares as a manic music box spins stories of naughty children and misguided parents. Silly and sinister, Shockheaded Peter dares us to ask what's beneath the floorboards. Don't miss the most damning tale ever told on stage!

Admission/Cost: $42 - $82

Location:
Cygnet Theatre
4040 Twiggs Street
San Diego, CA 92110
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