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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
4:00 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
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< Friday, September 1, 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

1:00 PM Stage: Kiss of the Spider Woman KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN revamps a harrowing tale of persecution into a dazzling spectacle that juxtaposes gritty realities with liberating fantasies. Cell mates in a Latin American prison, Valentin is a tough revolutionary undergoing torture and Molina is an unabashed homosexual serving eight years for deviant behavior. Molina shares his fantasies about an actress, Aurora with Valentin. One of her roles is a Spider Woman who kills with a kiss. (PG-13 - Recommended for 17+, younger at parents discretion)

Director/Choreographer Ray Limon shared "I have always wanted to direct KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN. The piece is a powerful look at very different people coming together in difficult time and finding common ground. A theme that remains incredibly relevant and important to explore. I'm thrilled with the talented group of performers with whom I get to tell this incredible story."

Admission/Cost: $51 - $72

Location:
Welk Resort Theatre
8860 Lawrence Welk Drive
Escondido, CA 92026
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Dates and times:
Ongoing until Sunday, October 22, 2017
Thursdays - 1:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Fridays - 1:00 PM
Saturdays - 1:00 PM & 8:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.welkresorts.com
1:00 PM 11th Annual San Diego Salsa Bachata Festival 11th annual San Diego Salsa Bachata Festival is San Diego's premier Latin music and dance event of the year. SDSBF will welcome dancers from all over the country and the world. Their mission is to provide performers, artist and the community an opportunity to showcase their art form and for those watching, a chance to be inspired.

The festival will give you the opportunity to enjoy dance shows, workshops, live bands , djs, vendors and pool parties all weekend.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $110

Location:
Sheraton Hotel and Marina
1380 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Thursday, August 31 - 8:00 PM
Friday, September 1 - 1:00 PM
Saturday, September 2 - 8:30 AM
Sunday, September 3 - 8:30 AM

For more information, please call: (619) 402-1031 or visit: sandiegosalsabachatafestival.com
6:00 PM Powwow at Barona Join the Barona Band of Mission Indians for a weekend of contest dancing in all categories, camping, drums and cultural immersion.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Barona Resort & Casino
1932 Wildcat Canyon Road
Lakeside, CA 92040
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Dates and times:
Friday, September 1 - 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Saturday, September 2 - 1:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Sunday, September 3 - 1:00 PM to 11:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 443-6612 or visit: www.barona-nsn.gov
6:00 PM Exhibit Opening: Fragmentada Casa Valencia presents Fragmentation, an exhibition that explores our society's fragmentation and division.

The works by Nuria Bac and Aida Valencia represent the fragmentation of intimate relationships, personal feelings, political views, and our general human condition.

The opening reception will feature live music and refreshments.

Note: This will be the last public event held by Casa Valencia Gallery. The Liberty Station-based gallery is closing its location, but will continue to promote Latin American artists online.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Casa Valencia
2730 Historic Decatur Road Barracks 16
Point Loma, CA
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Friday, September 1 - 6:00 PM
7:30 PM The Night Owls: Noche de Lechuza One of the best-loved events, Night Owls guests and members put their stamp on the Annual Juried Exhibition by voting for their favorite work of art from the popular exhibition featuring 56 works of art. Mix and mingle with the 41 local artists in the show while you enjoy Stone Brewing Co. beer, tequila tastings, and guacamole and ceviche from Puesto. Listen to the eclectic tunes of Red Pony Clock, a mariachi-influenced nine-piece band that entwines heavy horns, tropical salsa, and 60's pop/rock for a sound as varied and energizing as the art.

Come to the Night Owls to become both juror and reveler in a festive night of diverse art and music! (21+ event)

Admission/Cost: FREE - $10

Location:
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Friday, September 1 - 7:30 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 454-5872 or visit: www.ljathenaeum.org
8:00 PM Stage: The Explorer's Club Neil Benjamin's post-colonial comedy lambastes Victorian rectitude, varieties of male sexism, and the British love of Empire (one even claims he discovered the "East Pole"). How? By having a woman join the heretofore all-male Explorer's Club in 1879. She's Phyllida Spotte Hume (Jessica John, sharp and funny). Theintrepid adventuressdiscovered a Lost City (at the "worst place on earth") and earned the right to be a member. As proof, she brings Luigi, a native, painted blue. The premise intrigues, but the slight play hops from episode to episode without an engine driving it forward. Lamb's Players production, ably directed by Robert Smyth, gets every possible laugh from the piece. And the male actors (Francis Gercke, Ross Hellwig, John Rosen, Brian Mackey, Omri Schein, Paul Eggington, and Brian Salmon) catch a series of sliding glass tumblers with near-Olympian dexterity.Worth a try.

Admission/Cost: $24 - $74

Location:
Lamb's Players Theatre
1142 Orange Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118
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Dates and times:
Tuesdays - 7:30 PM
Wednesdays - 2:00 PM (except 9/6) and 7:30 PM
Thursdays - 7:30 PM
Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 437-6000 or visit: www.lambsplayers.org
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