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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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< Friday, October 6, 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 Annual Meeting of the Southwest Seminar on Colonial Latin America The annual meeting of the Southwest Seminar on Colonial Latin America will take place at UC San Diego from October 5th to 7th, 2017. The Southwest Seminar is a collaborative effort among specialists from across the U.S. Southwest dedicated to promoting innovative approaches to the study of colonial Latin America. The Seminar's annual meetings serve as venues to exchange ideas and to encourage collegiality and conviviality among colonial Latin Americanists of varied backgrounds and with diverse research interests. Participants will present new works in progress, including dissertation chapters, articles in development, or sections of larger works. The eminent Latin American historian Eric Van Young will serve as senior commentator for the 2017 meeting.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Seuss Room, Geisel Library UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr
La Jolla, CA 92093
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Dates and times:
Thursday, Octobert 5 - 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, October 6 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, October 7 - 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 534-1996 or visit: www.ucsd.edu
10:30 AM Book Signing: The Sandcastle Girls Join us for a discussion of the 2017 One Book, One San Diego selection, "The Sandcastle Girls" by Chris Bohjalian.

In his fifteenth book, The Sandcastle Girls, he brings us on a very different kind of journey. This spellbinding tale travels between Aleppo, Syria in 1915 and Bronxville, New York in 2012—a sweeping historical love story steeped in the author's Armenian heritage, making it his most personal novel to date.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Casa de Oro Branch Library
9805 Campo Rd.
Spring Valley, CA 91977
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Friday, October 6 - 10:30 AM

For more information, please call: (619) 463-3236 or visit: www.sdcl.org
11:00 AM Steampunk Expo Gaslight Steampunk Expo is hosting an all-ages fantasy-themed festival. Guests of honor include: Tim Powers, World Fantasy Award winning author of Last Call and Anubis Gates; LGBT Fine Artist & Illustrator Alex Ferruzca, whose artwork evokes his love of steampunk with classic Disney characters; and local San Diego electrical engineer (retired) and 3D artist Greg Barnhart, who goes by the artist name of Vandegraaff Gearheardt, who uses variety of electronic contraptions to create motion and light activated works of art using Victorian mantle clocks.

This year's theme is "Steam Worlds of Wonder," and we will be hosting a wide variety of special presentations including: the curator of the Cassidy Lewis Carroll (author of Alice In Wonderland) Special Collection located at the University of Southern California (USC), Zofia Lewinsky; a Flights of Fancy Fashion Show; tea dueling; various maker and costume workshops; the Steam Fantasy Ball, with music by the San Diego Vintage Jazz Band; competitive tea pot racing; and two short film festivals, including a special screening of the short student film Steamwrecked. The event also includes a Vendor Hall, Maker Display Room, Gaming Lounge, Outdoor Stage, and a variety of presentations by industry professionals and enthusiasts.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $70

Location:
Town and Country Hotel and Convention Center
500 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA 92108
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Dates and Times:
Friday, October 6 - 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday, October 7 - 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Sunday, October 8 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
12:00 PM El Cajon Oktoberfest San Diego County's oldest and most traditional Oktoberfest, featuring Germany's own Guggenbach-Buam performing live oom-pah music on stage, an array of German hot foods, sausages, pretzels and desserts, and German beers on tap. Games, dancing, raffles, contests, a Kids' Zone. $10 Friday and Saturdays; $5 Sundays.

Admission/Cost: $5 - $10

Location:
German American Societies
1017 S. Mollison Avenue
El Cajon CA, 92020
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Dates and times:
Friday, September 29 - 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, September 30 - 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, October 1, 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday, October 6 - 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, October 7 - 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, October 8 - 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 442-6637 or visit: www.germanclubsandiego.org
12:00 PM San Diego International Film Festival The San Diego International Film Festival is the region's premier film event and one of the leading stops on the independent festival circuit. SDIFF offers a totally unique film experience; including world premieres, never before seen studio releases, the best in independent filmmaking and a full schedule of glamorous parties and intimate events with filmmakers. Join us Downtown at the Balboa Theater for opening night, Regal Cinema and the ArcLight UTC for screenings and featuring the beautiful Pendry San Diego as our Festival Headquarters.
See website for dates and times.

Admission/Cost: $16 - $600

Screening Locations:
ArcLight La Jolla, UTC
4425 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122
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Regal Cinema Gaslamp
475 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Wednesday, October 4 - 6:00 PM
Thursday, October 5 - 3:00 PM
Friday, October 6 - 12:00 PM
Saturday, October 7 - 10:00 AM
Sunday, October 8 - 10:00 AM

For more information, please call: (619) 818-2221 or visit: www.sdfilmfest.com
12:00 PM Ocean Beach Oktoberfest "Southern California's wildest and only Oktoberfest party at the beach" kicks off Friday from noon to 6 p.m with the inaugural OktoberStretch featuring live music, yoga classes, and games on the grassy area overlooking the beach. The festivities pick up Saturday morning with a free Drill Instructor Workout on the beach at 9 AM followed by the annual Brat Trot (a 2K family beach run) and a 5K beach run that ends at the beer garden which has a Bavarian brewfest from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM with unlimited tastings of 12 authentic Bavarian and homegrown Oktoberfest beers. A Ms. Oktoberfest competition, bratwurst-eating and stein-holding contests, and a Sausage Toss competition (with a prize of $500) close out the day.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Newport Avenue & Abbott Street
Ocean Beach, CA
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Dates and times:
Friday, October 6 - noon to 11:00 PM
Saturday, October 7 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM
5:00 PM Annual Polish Festival The annual Polish Festival in San Diego is a wonderful cultural celebration in Pacific Beach all about Polish culture, traditions and cuisine.

Polish Festival is a tribute to our Polish heritage, our pride as American citizens, and San Diegans, and an expression of the legendary Polish hospitality. During the festival there will be performances by Polish folk dancers and various musical bands. We offer delicious polish food and the best genuine imported polish beer. A wide variety of commemorative t-shirts, hats, and other apparel will be available for purchase during the event.

Admission/Cost: $5 - $16

Location:
Mission Bay and Beaches
1735 Grand Avenue
San Diego, CA 92109
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Dates and times:
Friday, October 6 - 5:00 PM to 11:30 PM (Age Limit: 21+)
Saturday, October 7 - 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Sunday, October 8 - 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 272-7655 or visit: www.polishmission.org
7:00 PM Stage: Just Like Us San Diego Repertory Theatre presents "Just Like Us," a reading that's part of a national movement responding to the rescinding of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy.

Based o the novel by Helen Thorpe, this documentary-style play follows four teenage Latinas in Denver. Two are documented, two are not. Their friendship unravels when politics dictate opportunities, or lack of them.

A $20 donation guarantees a seat in the theater. Free admission will be given on a first-come, first-served basis, depending on availabilty.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $20

Location:
Lyceum Theatre
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA
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Friday, October 6 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 544-1000
7:30 PM Mariachi and Orchestra I A joint performance of Mariachi Toreros de USD and the Greater San Diego Chamber Orchestra, with special soloist Javier Rodriguez of Los Angeles on trumpet. The concerts will be first of a series of performances in the 2017-2018 season in which the two groups will explore music combining the Mexican Mariachi band with orchestra. Directed by USD music faculty Serafin Paredes and Dr. Angela Yeung.

Admission/Cost: $5 - $10

Location:
Shiley Theatre at University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110
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Friday, October 6 - 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 260-7934 or visit: www.sandiego.edu
7:30 PM Italian Film: Era D'estate (Once in Summer) In the Summer 1985, anti-Mafia judges Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino, along with their families, are transferred to a safe house on Asinara, a small island north of Sardinia. The two judges are leading the work for the famous Maxi-Trial that will prosecute more than 400 Mafia members. Sparkling seas and a gorgeous landscape fit for a relaxing holiday are in sharp contrast with the constant threats to their lives from the Mafia and sabotage of their mission from within the Italian government. Based on actual events, this is the story of a friendship grounded in a mutual commitment to truth and justice — whatever the cost.

Admission/Cost: $8 - $12

Location:
Museum of Photographic Arts
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
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Friday, October 6 - 7:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 238-7559 or visit: www.sandiegoitalianfilmfestival.com
7:30 PM Stage: Anon(ymous) SDSU Department of Theatre stages Naomi Iizuka's drama, based on Homer's Odyssey, about Anon. The young refugee escapes his war-torn country and washes up on an American shore, where he "encounters characters both kind and cruel in a perilous journey to find home and his family." Randy Reinholz directs.

Admission/Cost: $17 - $20

Location:
SDSU Experimental Theatre
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182
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Dates and times:
Friday, September 29 - 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, September - 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Thursday, October 5 - 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday, October 6 - 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, October 7 - 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Sunday, October 8 - 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM


For more information, please call: (619) 594-6884 or visit: www.sa1.seatadvisor.com
8:00 PM Music: All Roads Lead to Romany The Hutchins Consort will perform music by and inspired by the Romany people: the Gypsy Jazz of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappeli, Flamenco, and featuring Franz Liszts Hungarian Rhapsody no.2.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $35

Location:
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
890 Balour Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Friday, October 6 - 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please call: (760) 753-3017 or visit: www.hutchinsconsort.org
8:00 PM Stage: Billy Elliot San Diego Musical Theatre and California Ballet present this co-production of "Billy Elliot," a Tony Award-winning musical with music by Elton John.

Set in Northern England against the turbulent miner's strike of 1984, 11-year-old Billy stumbles from the boxing ring into a ballet class. After discovering his extraordinary gift and passion for dance, Billy struggles to find acceptance from his coal-mining father.

This production is directed by Neil Dale, choreographed by Jared Nelson and stars San Diego native Charlie Garton as Billy Elliot.

*This show contains adult language.

Admission/Cost: $22 - $72

Location:
Spreckels Theatre
121 Broadway, Suite 600
San Diego, CA
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Dates and times:
Friday, October 6 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 7 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 8 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 560-5740
8:00 PM Music: Michael Prophet and Roland Burrell Prophet's unusual crying vocal style has gained him critical acclaim over the past few decades among the reggae world. He is most known for singles such as "Love and Unity" and "Gunman."

Age limit: 21+

Admission/Cost: $27 - $32

Location:
Music Box
1337 India Street
San Diego, CA 92101
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Friday, October 6 - 8:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 795-1337 or visit: www.musicboxsd.com
8:00 PM Stage: Speak Spanish To Me A story about young love across cultures, and the assumptions and stereotypes that mess it all up! Frank is a Freshman in college, but in order to fit in and avoid judgment he has to lie. That doesn't bode well when one of the people he lies to is his girlfriend, Elizabeth. It gets even more complicated when Frank has to negotiate race, class, and family on the college campus.

Admission/Cost: $8 - $15

Location:
Mesa College Apolliad Theatre
7250 Mesa College Drive
San Diego, CA 92111
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Dates and times:
Friday, September 29 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, September 30 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 1 - 7:00 PM
Friday, October 6 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 8 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 388-2621 or visit: www.sdmesa.edu
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