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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
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< Saturday, August 26, 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 International Kids' Film Festival This year, the SDIKFF will screen over 150+ films from 30+ countries. American filmmakers as well as film delegations from China, Korea,Taiwan,Canada, Mexico, Russia, Japan, India, France, UK, Germany and many more, will appear at the event.

With goals to promote positive educational impact on children and the youth, the San Diego International Kid's Film Festival actively supports innovative films made by filmmakers from around the globe. In addition to the film screenings, as the regular program, the 2017SDIKFF will host Opening Night Gala, Culture Forums, Industrial Panel Discussions,Screenplay showcase and Red Carpet AwardCeremony. This year, the SDIKFF will add Family Film Market, cultural fashion competition and live broadcasting the award ceremony in to the three day festival. These events will help to facilitate interactions between filmmakers and the local students. Students and audiences will critique the films after each screening, and volunteer interpreters will assist with non-English speaking filmmakers at all events. The Cultural Forum events will focus on topics such as film production in different countries and cultural contexts. The film juries consist of an outstanding committee of industry personnel. There will also be film distributors present at the festival to secure other desired material.

Admission/Cost: $5 - $10 per film, day, festival and special event passes available.

Locations:
Schulman Auditorium
1775 Dove Lane
Carlsbad, Ca 92011
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Senior Center
799 Pine Avenue
Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Howard Brubeck Theatre
1140 West Mission Road
San Marcos, CA 92069)
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Dates and times:
Friday, August 25 to Sunday, August 27 - All Day


For more information, please visit: www.sdkidsfilms.org
10:00 AM Sand Sculpture Art Festival Sand Sculpture Art Fest - 100% family oriented, where several artistic, cultural, musical, and sports activities take place, the main atraction being the exhibition of sand sculptures under this year's theme "Women in Art" honoring the participation of women through the years. This event was held for the first time in 2009 to commemorate World Tourism Day and soon became one of the most important and Largest Sand Art Festival in Latin America and a traditional event for regional families with eight succesful editions.

Admission/Cost: $1

Location:
Rosarito Beach Hotel
Blvd Benito Juárez #31,
Playas Rosarito
22710 Rosarito
B.C., Mexico
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Dates and times:
Friday, August 25 - 6:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Saturday, August 26 - 10 AM to 11:00 PM
Sunday, August 27 - 10 AM to 11:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.bajasand.org
10:00 AM La Vuelta Cultural Street Festival The debut of the La Vuelta Cultural Street Festival will feature 50 vendors and exhibits, food courts and food trucks, a craft beer garden, classic car show, and music.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Logan Avenue (Barrio Logan)
San Diego, CA
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Saturday, August 26 - 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 578-4247 or visit: www.lavueltabarriologan.com
12:00 PM House of Mexico's Arte, Color & Fiesta Each year the House of Mexico hosts a festival called "Arte, Color & Fiesta". This festival is a celebration of "art", music, and food. It is a major fund raiser with the focus on an exhibition of art work by artists from both the United States and Mexico. It includes entertainment by local musicians and folklorico dance groups, both a silent and live auction, and food and beverages. This year they will be featuring Tijuana Youth Symphony. The Youth Symphony will begin at 2:00 PM

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
HPR International Cottages Lawn & Outdoor Stage
2294 Pan American Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, August 26 - 12:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 234-0739 or visit: www.sdhpr.org
12:00 PM Imperial Avenue Street Festival The Imperial Avenue Street Festival will take place on Imperial Avenue between 28th and 30th and between L Street and Commercial Avenue. Experience the flavors of Imperial Avenue, enjoy a variety of fun family programming, browse the offerings of local artists and crafts, enjoy gourmet food and beverages, a craft beer garden, and performers including Nathan East.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Imperial Avenue between 28th and 30th
Logan Heights
San Diego, CA
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Saturday, August 26 - 12:00 PM (noon) to 9:00 PM

For more information, contact: [email protected]
12:00 PM San Diego Underground Film Festival The San Diego Underground Film Festival is a showcase for experimental films & videos held annually in San Diego, California, USA.

This year we have an exciting program that includes underground narratives, experimental films, live music, and 16mm film performances by artists who are both local and international.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $25

Location:
Tenth Avenue Arts Center
930 tenth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Thursday, August 24 - 7:00 PM
Friday, August 25 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, August 26 - 12:00 PM
Sunday, August 27 - 12:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 920-8503 or visit: www.tenthavenuearts.com
4:00 PM Music: Flamenco Arana Flamenco Arana, a locally-based authentic Spanish flamenco dance organization, will bring the sights and sounds of Spain to La Plaza La Jolla located in the heart of downtown La Jolla. This event is hosted by Monarch | Arredon Contemporary and La Plaza La Jolla and will take place in the center courtyard of the luxury open-air shopping center, La Plaza La Jolla, featuring Spanish and Moroccan design elements blended with Southern California ambience.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
La Plaza La Jolla
7863 Girard Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Saturday, August 26 - 4:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 454-1231 or visit: www.monarchfineart.com
5:30 PM Film: Moana Come out enjoy a fun evening at the park. Bring your family, bring your friends. We will be showing the movie "Moana" rated PG. We will have recreation programming from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM put on by the Empower Hour, then the movie will begin at dusk.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Heritage Recreation Center
1381 East Palomar Street
Chula Vista, CA 91913
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Saturday, August 26 - 5:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 409-5439 or visit: www.chulavistaca.gov
6:00 PM Taste Of The Philippines With Dakila This special event is a flavorful combination of food & music. Let us take you back in time of peace, love and happiness. Relax to the smooth sounds of the 70's mixed with the comforts of our homeland. Sample delicious dishes prepared by local Filipino chefs, refreshing libations, sweet treets, and the main course with Dakila, the legendary Latin jazz rock band from San Francisco.

Dakila (Great, Nobility), founded in 1972, was one of the very first Filipino fronted bands with mass appeal embedding tagalog lyrics and playing in major clubs and venues such as Bill Graham's Fillmore West. Signed by Epic/Columbia Records, the band's fusion of latin, jazz, and rock were compared to the Bay area sound of Santana. The band has been reignited after a 40-year break, returning to San Diego for this special event.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $60

Location:
San Diego Performing Arts Center
4579 Mission Gorge Place
San Diego, CA 92120
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Sunday, August 26 - 6:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.houseofthephilippines.org
7:30 PM Film: Il Postino (The Postman) "The Postman" (Il Postino) - Pablo Neruda, the famous Chilean poet, is exiled to a small Sicilian Italian island for political reasons. A poor local is hired to hand-deliver the celebrity's mail to him. Though poorly educated, the postman befriends Neruda and learns to love poetry. Struggling to express himself, when he falls in love with the beautiful Beatrice, he turns to Neruda for help.

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 26 - 7:30 PM

For more information, please visit: www.cinemalittleitaly.com
8:00 PM Lecture: Insights from Archaeological and Historical Investigations Dr. Sinéad Ní Ghabhláin has recently retired from ASM Affiliates after over 30 years working as an archaeologist in southern California and in Europe. She will discuss archaeological and historical investigations in downtown San Diego that have provided fascinating insights into social and economic conditions in this small border town around the late 19th Century. Her recent projects have included a luxury hotel catering to the wealthiest travelers, boarding houses of the working poor, and a saloon and brothel in San Diego's red light district, all dating to San Diego's boom years of the late 1880s. Bring your own seating and warm clothing.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Los Peñasquitos Ranch Adobe
12122 Canyonside Park Drive
San Diego, CA 92129
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Saturday, August 26, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 538-0935 or visit: www.sandiegoarchaeologicalsociety.com
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