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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, August 12, 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

9:00 AM Modern Japanese Brush Painting Exhibition Opening The first independent exhibit by Julia Kazan Roth and Gaye Terp Lingley, long-time artists of brush painting in ink and Asian watercolors. Former students of retired teacher Takashi Ryuho Ijichi, they are veterans of many group shows in Southern California. Both West Coast natives, they bring an American sensibility to the expression of Japanese brush painting. Info: [email protected]. Runs August 12 to September 3.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Mission Trails Regional Park
One Father Junípero Serra Trail
San Carlos, CA 92119
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Saturday, August 12 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 668-3281 or visit: www.mtrp.org
10:30 AM Oceanside International Film Festival The seventh-annual Oceanside International Film Festival is an opportunity for independent filmmakers local and abroad to screen their work in a Southern California locale. Over the course of eight days OIFF 2017 will host over 70 films, some of which have international settings or subjects.

Opening and closing events are at the Star Theatre; all other days at Sunshine Brooks Theatre, 217 N. Coast Highway. Founded by the Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation in 2009. Single-day passes $15; festival passes $50.

Admission/Cost: $15 per screening. Discounted festival passes available.

Locations:
Star Theatre
402 N. Coast Highway
Oceanside, CA 92054
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Sunshine Brooks Theatre
217 Coast Hwy
Oceanside CA 92054
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Dates and times:
Sunday, August 6, 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Monday, August 7 - 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Tuesday, August 8 - 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Wednesday, August 9 - 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Thursday, August 10 - 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Friday, August 11 - 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, August 12 - 10:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Sunday, August 13 - 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please call: (760) 433-3632 or visit: www.osidefilm.org
11:00 AM Fiesta Del Sol Fiesta del Sol is a two-day street festival celebrating the history, diverse cultures, and civic engagement of the people of San Diego.

The largest community-driven family festival in San Diego County, the annual Fiesta del Sol is a two-day street festival celebrating the history, diverse cultures, and civic engagement of the people of San Diego. It's a fun, family-friendly, alcohol- and tobacco-free event focused on creating positive change by empowering communities. Fiesta del Sol includes an entertainment stage, a multi-cultural food court, four community pavilions, and over one hundred booths sponsored by local small businesses, non-profit organizations, and corporate partners. There is no cost for admission and the focus is on family fun.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Downtown
Main Street, between So Evans St & Sicard St
San Diego, CA 92113
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Dates and times:
Saturday, August 12 - 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday, August 13 - 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 777-3492 or visit: www.fiestadelsolsandiego.org
2:00 PM Stage: Beauty And The Beast Ovation Theatre stages the popular musical with songs by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Tim Rice. "A beautiful and intelligent young woman who feels out of place in her provincial French village." As does the Beast, a "grisly and fearsome monster trapped in his gruesome form by an enchantress." Pamela Laurent directs. Musical direction by Scott Gregory.

Admission/Cost: $13 - $20

Location:
Howard Brubeck Theatre
Palomar College
1140 W. Mission Road
San Marcos, CA 92069
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Dates and times:
Friday, August 11 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, August 12 - 2:00
Saturday, August 12 - 7:00 PM
Sunday, August 13 - 2:00 PM
Friday, August 18 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, August 19 - 2:00 PM
Saturday, August 19 - 7:00 PM
Sunday, August 20 - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM Irensia Islander Dance Troupe Dance group is raising funds to go to Guam for Dance Contest. $25 Islander dinner plate and two tickets for PIB pints.

Admission/Cost: $25

Location:
Pacific Islander Beer Company
8665 Argent Street, Suite B
Santee, CA 92071
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Saturday, August 12 - 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
7:00 PM Music: Joyce Moreno The Museum of Making Music welcomes Brazilian vocalist, composer, arranger and instrumentalist Joyce Moreno for a rare U.S. performance. Since her career began in the early 60s, Joyce has been an advocate for the feminist voice in Brazil, paving the way for countless other artists who followed. She has received four Latin GRAMMY nominations and has authored over 400 songs, interpreted by the greatest names in Brazilian popular music from Elis Regina to Gal Costa. Joyce's work has been recorded by Annie Lennox, Wallace Roney, Black Eyed Peas, David Sanchez and more. Joyce (guitar & voice) will be joined by Helio Alves (piano) Rodolfo Stroeter (bass) and Tutty Moreno (percussion).

Admission/Cost: $25 - $30

Location:
Museum of Making Music
5790 Armada Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Saturday, August 12 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please call: (760) 438-5996 or visit: www.museumofmakingmusic.org
7:00 PM Archaeoastronomy in Northern Baja California The San Diego Archaeological Center announces José "Pepe" Aguilar, Archaeoastronomy in Northern Baja California. Guests are invited to stay after the presentation for s'mores and a chance to view the Perseid meteor shower away from the city lights.

Former students of San Diego City College and Adjunct Professor Pepe Aguilar have been conducting archaeoastronomical studies for almost 4 years at a rock shelter called El Hombre en el Cuadro (The Man in the Square), located in Baja California Norte, Mexico. Evidence suggests that this site, recorded by San Diego Museum of Man archaeologist Ken Hedges, was a year-round solar observatory designed to mark the days surrounding both solstices and both equinoxes.

José "Pepe" Aguilar, M.A., R.P.A., has taught at San Diego City College for almost 7 years, and specializes in bioarchaeology and Archaeoastronomy. In addition, Mr. Aguilar has participated in and conducted archaeological field research in various parts of Mexico, including Baja California Norte, Oaxaca, the Coronado Islands, and in many locations in San Diego, Riverside, and Imperial Counties.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
San Diego Archaeological Center
16666 San Pasqual Valley Rd
Escondido, CA 92027
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Saturday, August 12 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please contact Stephanie Sandoval at [email protected] or by telephone at (760) 291-0370
7:00 PM Stage: Pippin San Diego Junior Theatre stages the popular musical about young Prince Pippin's search for the secret to true happiness. Is it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh, or the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father King Charlemagne the Great)? "These performances are recommended for ages 13 and older."

Admission/Cost: $12 - $16

Location:
San Diego Junior Theatre
1650 El Prado #208
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Friday, July 28 through Sunday, August 13
(For exact dates and times, please click the link below)

For more information, please call: (619) 239-8355 or visit: www.juniortheatre.com
7:00 PM Stage: Beauty And The Beast Ovation Theatre stages the popular musical with songs by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Tim Rice. "A beautiful and intelligent young woman who feels out of place in her provincial French village." As does the Beast, a "grisly and fearsome monster trapped in his gruesome form by an enchantress." Pamela Laurent directs. Musical direction by Scott Gregory.

Admission/Cost: $13 - $20

Location:
Howard Brubeck Theatre
Palomar College
1140 W. Mission Road
San Marcos, CA 92069
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Dates and times:
Friday, August 11 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, August 12 - 2:00
Saturday, August 12 - 7:00 PM
Sunday, August 13 - 2:00 PM
Friday, August 18 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, August 19 - 2:00 PM
Saturday, August 19 - 7:00 PM
Sunday, August 20 - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM Film: On the Trail of My Father "On the Trail of My Father" (La pelle dell'orso) - It is the 1950s. Pietro is a surly man in his fifties, working on a quarry in the Italian Dolomites. One night, while in a bar, Pietro overhears his ruthless and haughty boss talking about the "devil," a bear that has been threatening the village and preying on livestock, and generating fear and apprehension among the population. What can he do?

The film we screen is in Italian with English subtitles.

Admission/Cost: $5

Location:
Amici Park Ampitheater
1660 Union St.
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, August 12 - 7:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 525-8213 or visit: www.cinemalittleitaly.com
8:00 PM Opera: Armide Christoph Willibald Gluck's rarely performed masterpiece, "Armide," features some of the most beautiful and dramatic music of the eighteenth century France.

It is based on the same dramatic poem by Tasso (Jerusalem Delivered) as was Handel's Rinaldo in our 2015 season.

This opera also looks at the magical love affair between the hero Renaud (Rinaldo) and sorceress Armide (Armida), but this time from the viewpoint of the heroine.

Stephanie Havey, the young, trailblazer opera director will stage this unique, "tour de force" opera under the San Diego stars.

Come early for food trucks at 6:30 PM, and a pre-show talk at 7:15 PM 14+

Admission/Cost: $20 - $45

Location:
Palisades Amphitheater
6301 Birchwood Street
San Diego, CA 92120
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Dates and times:
Friday, August 11 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, August 12 - 8:00 PM
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