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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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< Sunday, August 13, 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

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
1:00 PM Lecture: Jewish Calendar Demystified Topics covered include the 19-year calendar cycle, the origin of time, errors in the Jewish and secular calendars, and the use of Hebrew letters to represent dates on tombstones. Stephen Morse is the creator of the One-Step Website for which he has received both the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Outstanding Contribution Award from the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, Award of Merit from the National Genealogical Society, first-ever Excellence Award from the Association of Professional Genealogists, and two awards he cannot pronounce from Polish genealogical societies.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Drive
San Diego, CA 92037
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Sunday, August 13 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 457-3030 or visit: www.sdjgs.org
1:00 PM Film: Knowledge is the Beginning The story of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, where young Arabs and Jews perform and live side by side. It is a film about what music can do - the way it can transcend cultural barriers, bring people together, defeat prejudice and overcome religious and political differences. This orchestra overcame the impossible to play in Palestine and the live concert from Ramallah attracted worldwide attention far beyond the musical community.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Malcolm X Library
5148 Market Street
San Diego, CA 92114
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Sunday, August 13 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 527-3405
2:00 PM Music: Taiko Jam 2017 Taiko Jam is the keynote concert for the biennial North American Taiko Conference. This year's concert will be held in San Diego, CA at UCSD's Mandeville Auditorium. Taiko Jam brings together world-class performing ensembles for an evening of powerful, expressive music.

Taiko Jam will feature premiere performing ensembles from across North America and Japan. 2017 marks the 10th Taiko Jam concert held in conjunction with the North American Taiko Conference.

Admission/Cost: $25

Location:
Mandeville Auditorium
9500 Gilman Dr
La Jolla, CA 92093
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Sunday, August 13 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 534-2230 or visit: www.taikojam.com
2:00 PM Stage: Evita Evita is a musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. It concentrates on the life of Argentine political leader Eva Perón, the second wife of Argentine president Juan Perón. The story follows Evita's early life, rise to power, charity work, and eventual death.

Admission/Cost: $44 - $72

Location:
Lyceum Theatre
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Thursday, August 3 through Sunday, August 27
(See website for all the dates and times)

For more information, please call: (619) 544-1000 or visit: www.sdrep.org
2:00 PM Cooking Class: Thai Join us and learn secrets for combining aromatic herbs and spices with seasonal ingredients to create the flavors that make Thai cuisine uniquely delicious. The instructor will walk you through techniques for everything from marinating and grilling to stir frying like a pro. We'll share secrets for creating a creamy peanut sauce and show you how to prepare the perfect pad Thai.

Admission/Cost: $69

Location:
Sur la Table
1905 Calle Barcelona
Carlsbad, CA 92009
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Sunday, August 13 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please call: (800) 243-0852 or visit: www.surlatable.com
2:00 PM House of Lithuania Lawn Program The House of Lithuania is proud to present its annual program, on the Lawn and Stage of the Balboa Park International Cottages. Beautiful dancing by the Balboa Dancers, in folk costumes, and special guest singers and musicians, from Los Angeles, are scheduled to perform.The Sunday program is free; bring a blanket or folding chairs to sit on the grass; some shade under trees available.

Admission: FREE - $5

Location:
House of Pacific Relations
2125 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
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Sunday, August 13 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sdhpr.org
2:00 PM 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. The majority of the films are shorts.

Opening and closing events are at the Star Theatre; all other days at Sunshine Brooks Theatre.

Admission/Cost: $15 single day pass. A variety of 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
2:00 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
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
3:00 PM Music: San Diego Jewish Men's Choir Jewbilation! An Uplifting Afternoon with the San Diego Jewish Men's Choir features an afternoon of Jewish music for all ages. The concert includes selections from their upcoming mid-west tour, and from their award winning albums in a variety of styles and languages.

Admission/Cost: $18

Location:
Temple Emanu-El
6299 Capri Drive
San Diego, CA 92120
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Sunday, August 13 - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 286-2555 or visit: www.teesd.org
3:00 PM Music: Villa Musica Classical Guitar Ensemble The Villa Musica Classical Guitar Ensemble is a community-based group that appeals to a wide range of ages, abilities and backgrounds. It offers participants an exciting opportunity to collaborate with other musicians and experience the joy of performing within the security of a large group. At the end of each semester, the participants present a public recital showcasing the repertoire learned during the sessions.

The ensemble performs works from classical, popular, folk and contemporary genres. In past concerts the ensemble has performed works ranging from Bach to Bartók, The Beatles to The Police and Flamenco.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
La Jolla Library
7555 Draper Avenue
San Diego, CA 92037
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Sunday, August 13 - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 552-1657 or visit: www.sandiego.librarymarket.com
7:30 PM Music: Angelique Kidjo One of the most compelling voices on today's world music scene belongs to Benin's Angélique Kidjo. Called "Africa's premier diva" by Time magazine, Ms. Kidjo has blazed a brilliant career path, winning multiple Grammys® and collaborating with Herbie Hancock, Dave Matthews, Peter Gabriel and Josh Groban. Combining the joyous traditions of Afro-Pop with her own distinctive interpretations of rock and soul classics, Angélique Kidjo is a powerful performer you won't soon forget!

Admission/Cost: $23 - $88

Location:
Embarcadero Marina Park South
200 Marina Pkwy
San Diego, CA 92101
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Sunday, August 13 - 7:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 235-0804 or visit: www.sandiegosymphony.org
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