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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 27, 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

10:00 AM Japanese Living Moss Garden Kanako's first class sold out quickly so we're delighted to bring her back for an encore. Kokedama is a traditional Japanese art form where moss is used as a container for a plant. In this interesting and hands-on workshop, you will learn the skills behind kokedama how to make your own kokedama. Led by Kanako Yamada, owner of Kodama Forest. Workshop participants receive: Full questions and answers from an expert about this Japanese art form, all of the supplies needed to make your unique kokedama including two plants from Kanako's selection, moss, soils, and all other materials needed (please bring your apron and grove if you want). Instructor Kanako was trained in Kyoto, Japan, and looks forward to sharing her love of bringing unique and adaptable plant gifting techniques with you.

Admission/Cost: $35

Location:
City Farmers Nursery
3110 Euclid Avenue
San Diego, CA 92105
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Saturday, May 27 - 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

For more information, Please call: (619) 284-6358 or visit www.cityfarmersnursery.com
11:00 AM Lebanese Food Festival 14th annual event. Traditional healthy Lebanese dishes like hot off the saj: aaatar and cheese, tabbouleh, hummus, stuffed grape leaves, falafel, beef shawarma, chicken kabob, kibbeh, knefeh, and gourmet sweets. Plus music and dancing, folkloric dabkeh performances throughout the day, and a variety of booths with Lebanese specialties, beer and wine garden, carnival rides, cooking demonstrations.

Admission/Cost: $3

Location:
St. Ephrem Catholic Church
750 Medford Street
El Cajon, CA 92020
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Dates and times:
Friday, May 26 - 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, May 27 - 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, May 28 - 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM

For more information, Please visit: www.stephremchurch.com
2:00 PM French Culture Lecture Series & Kids Storytime This series features lectures for adults on French politics, economy, culture and more. At the same time, kids can enjoy French language story time with vocabulary building and engaging stories from France. Both programs by teachers from the San Diego French-American School.

This month's lecture topic is immigration in France. What do the current waves of immigration mean for France's future?

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
La Jolla Riford Branch Library
7555 Draper Avenue
La Jolla, CA
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Saturday, May 27 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.lajollalibrary.org
2:00 PM Ethiopian Experience: Feast + Cultural Journey The Communal Table is back for a Memorial Day Weekend special. Our good friend and owner of Muzita Abyssinian Bistro, Abel Woldemichael, will take us on on a exclusive journey through Ethiopia's food and culture.

Join other interesting and open minded San Diegans for an East African dinner experience at the critically acclaimed Muzita Abyssinian Bistro. Muzita Bistro is an award winning chic and cozy restaurant featuring exotic flavors and cooking traditions of Eritrea/Ethiopia, combined with their signature Hospitality. Muzita's Head Chef, and mother of Abel, creates exciting and inviting dishes using only the freshest and authentic ingredients reminiscent of the old country. Join the family affair and learn how to skip the fork in lieu of injerra!

Ticket price includes family style meal and a indepth culinary journey led by owner and chef, Abel.

Age limit: 18+

Admission/Cost: $45

Location:
Muzita Abyssinian Bistro
4651 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92116
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Saturday, May 27 - 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
2:00 PM Film: Tsar to Lenin On November 7, 1917, events in Russia shook the foundations of world capitalism. The coming to power of the working class, led by the Bolshevik Party, changed the course of the 20th Century and constituted the pivotal reference point for future political upheavals. In commemoration of the Russian Revolution's centenary, the San Diego branch of the Socialist Equality Party presents of one of the classic documentaries of the 20th Century, Tsar to Lenin, produced by Herman Axelbank and narrated by Max Eastman. The film attempts to portray the events leading to the monumental revolution by bringing together rare documentary footage unvarnished by the distortions of Stalinist propaganda.

Admission/Cost: Free?

Location:
Chula Vista Civic Center Library
365 F Street
Chula Vista, CA 91910
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Saturday, May 27 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
7:30 PM Music: Park Junghyun (Lena Park) Park Jungjyun, a.k.a. Lena Park performs at Pechanga. Park is an American born pop singer currently based in South Korea. She sings in both English and Korean.

Admission/Cost: $60 - $150

Location:
Pechanga Resort & Casino
45000 Pechanga Parkway
Temecula, CA 92592
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Dates and times:
Friday, May 26 - 8:30 PM
Saturday, May 27 - 7:30 PM
8:00 PM Stage: The Revolutionists Moxie Theatre presents Lauren Gunderson's "brutal comedic quartet" about for "very real women who lived boldly in France during the French Revolution's Reign of Terror" (1793-1794): Olympe De Gouge, Charlotte Corday, Marie Antoinette, and Marianne Angelle. Jennifer Eve Thorn directs.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $30

Location:
Moxie Theatre
6663 El Cajon Boulevard, Suite N
San Diego, CA 92115
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Saturday, May 27 until Sunday, June 25
Sundays - 2:00 PM
Thursdays - 7:00 PM
Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 8:00 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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Ongoing until Sunday, June 18, 2017
Wednesdays, Thursdays - 7:30 PM
Fridays. Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 3:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Having Our Say New Village Arts could have a mega-hit on its hands. Their Having Our Say is easily one of the year's very best thus far. Sadie and Bessie Delaney (Emily Mann based the play on actual African-American sisters) have invited us to celebrate their father's birthday. It's 1993. He passed away long ago. In fact, the sisters have outlived just about everyone else in the family. Sadie is 103, Bessie's 101. They participated in over a century of American history, and givedeeply felt personal accounts of life under Jim Crow laws, the Harlem Renaissance, and Civil Rights. Whilequiet Sadie avoids confrontations,"Queen" Bessie would rather die (and almost does) than cowtow to prejudice. Milena (Sellers) Phillips' Sadie and Sylvia M'Lafi Thompson's Bessie are outstanding. It's as if each plays a bucket list role. And their ritual-like, extensive preparations of a meal are amazing to behold. Christopher Scott Murillo must have imported hisintricately-detailed set from the Delaney's Mt. Vernon home. Alldesign elements jibe beautifully. And it's impossible to believe that Melissa Coleman-Reed made her directorial debut with this truly splendid show.

Admission/Cost: $25

Location:
New Village Arts Theatre
2787 B State Street
Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Ongoing from Friday, May 12 until Sunday, June 11, 2017
Thursdays - 8:00 PM
Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
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