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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
4:30 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
7:00 PM Music: German Lopez
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
Calendar

< Tuesday, October 10, 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

12:00 AM Indonesian Shadow Puppets At Mingei Mingei International Museum opens an intimate installation of Indonesian shadow puppets in its Warren Theater Gallery.

Shadow puppet performances have been a highly-refined and complex storytelling tradition in parts of Indonesia for hundreds of years. Known as wayang kulit, these flat puppets are cut and punched from water buffalo hide and then colorfully painted, usually on both sides. Sticks or handles made from water buffalo horn or wood, attached to the base and limbs of each puppet, enable it to come to life in the hands of the dhalang, or puppeteer, who sits behind a cotton screen and manipulates the puppets while narrating a story.

Indonesian Shadow Puppets will feature approximately 30 puppets depicting the vast repertoire of heroes and heroines, demons and pranksters featured in the great Hindu epics, the Mahabharata and Ramaya?a, as well as local gods and mythical subjects. Puppet performances provide entertainment, a sense of community, as well as an opportunity for sacred and secular instruction. Traditional performances are always accompanied by a gamelan, a musical ensemble comprised of gongs, drums, xylophones and stringed instruments.

Admission/Cost: $7 - $10

Location:
Mingei International Museum
Balboa Park
1439 El Prado
San Diego, CA
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from now until March 1, 2018
Tuesdays - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesdays - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursdays - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Fridays - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturdays - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sundays - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.mingei.org or call: (619) 239-0003
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Jewels Of India' Exhibit Centuries of Opulence: Jewels of India" features 50 remarkable gemstone jewelry pieces on loan from a private collection that have rarely been seen in public. Showcasing more than 300 years of adornment in India, the exhibit explores the original sources of the diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires and other gems decorating these pieces, their religious and cultural symbolism, the wars fought for them and the historical tradition of gemology - the study of gems - in India.

Admission/Cost: ???

Location:
Gemological Institute of America
5345 Armada Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Ongoing from October 13, 2017 until March 1, 2018
Mondays - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Tuesdays - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Wednesdays - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Thursdays - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Fridays - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.gia.edu
10:00 AM Monet's Étretat: Destination & Motif At Timken This exhibition features two major oil paintings by Claude Monet, on loan from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, focusing on the quaint fishing village and the surrounding majestic cliffs of E´tretat.

Visitors will see The Manneporte (E´tretat) and The Manneporte near E´tretat, painted in 1883 and 1886, respectively. Also on display: The Cliffs at E´tretat (1890) by William Henry Lipppincott and Sunset, E´tretat (1892) by George Inness on loan from Terra Foundation of American Art.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Timken Museum of Art
1500 El Prado
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from now until December 3, 2017
Tuesdays - 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Wednesdays - 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Thursdays - 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Fridays - 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Saturdays - 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Sundays - 12:00 PM to 4:30 PM

For more information, please visit: www.timkenmuseum.org or call: (619) 239-5548
10:00 AM Exhibition: Art of the Americas This exhibition is the most comprehensive presentation to date of the museum's significant holdings of objects used by people from the ancient cultures of Mexico, Central and South America. Objects featured in the exhibition straddle cultural boundaries—from the Olmec and Maya civilizations in Mexico to the Moche civilization in Peru—as well as numerous ancient traditions and cultures, including the indigenous Teuchitlán, Zoque, Huastec and western Mexican societies.

The works range from objects made for ritual and ceremonial use - figurines, vessels and sculptures depicting gods, shamans, animals, marine life, and floral motifs - to objects for domestic use including jars, bowls, spindle whorls, ocarinas (wind instruments), roller stamps used for decorating cloth and adornments such as beads and ear plugs. A rare collection of Maya textile fragments and ancient beads will also be presented.

Admission/Cost: $7 - $10

Location:
Mingei International Museum
Balboa Park
1439 El Prado
San Diego, CA
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from now until February 18, 2018
Sundays - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesdays - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesdays - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursdays - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Fridays - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturdays - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.mingei.org
11:00 AM MCASD: Memories Of Underdevelopment In collaboration with Museo Jumex in Mexico City and the Museo de Arte de Lima, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego presents an exhibition examining the ways in which Latin American artists from the 1960s to the 1980s responded to the unraveling of the utopian promise of modernization after World War II, most notably in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela.

In the immediate postwar period, artists had eagerly embraced the "transition to modernity," creating a new abstract geometric language meant to capture its idealistic possibilities. As modernization failed, and political oppression and brutal military dictatorships followed, avant-garde artists increasingly abandoned abstraction and sought new ways to connect with the public, engaging directly with communities and often incorporating popular strategies from film, theater, and architecture into their work.

Memories of Underdevelopment will be the first significant survey exhibition of these crucial decades and will highlight the work not only of well-known artists such as Hélio Oiticica and Lygia Pape but also lesser-known artists from Colombia, Peru, Chile, and Uruguay.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $10

Location:
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego: Downtown
1100 Kettner Blvd.
San Diego, CA
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from now until February 4, 2018
Sundays - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Mondays - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesdays - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursdays - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Fridays - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturdays - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
6:00 PM Asian Film Festival's Chew the Scene Chew The Scene is a night of food, drinks & film where attendees enjoy an exclusive first-look at the annual San Diego Asian Film Festival lineup, held in November.

Enjoy unlimited tastings and specialty cocktails from San Diego restaurants and eateries, enter a silent auction or try your luck with door prizes and opportunity drawings.

Be the first to preview the 2017 San Diego Asian Film Festival lineup, purchase All-Fest passes and signup to become a Pac Arts members.

This is a 21+ event.

Admssion/Cost: $45 (General Public), $50 (At the Door), $35 PacArts Members

Location:
Brick
2863 Historic Decatur Road
San Diego, CA 92106
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Tuesday, October 10 - 6:00 PM (5:30 Members and VIPs)
6:30 PM Film: Mustang The San Diego Central Library proudly presents a diverse slate of international film screenings that speak to the themes of peacemaking, migration, resilience and reconciliation featured in the One Book San Diego 2017 selection "The Sandcastle Girls" by New York Times bestselling novelist Chris Bohjalian.

In a village in Northern Turkey, when five orphan girls are seen innocently playing with boys on their way from school, their scandalized conservative guardians confine them while forced marriages are arranged. The five sisters who share a common passion for freedom, find ways of getting around the constraints imposed on them. Directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven, 97 minutes, France/Turkey, 2015. 13+

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
San Diego Central Public Library
330 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA
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Tuesday, October 10 - 6:30 PM
7:00 PM Israeli Film: Saving Neta Join one of Israel's most acclaimed directors, Nir Bergman, for the USA premiere of his newest film. Bergman is the director, writer, and co-creator of the hit HBO TV series In Treatment starring Gabriel Byrne. He is currently a Visiting Israeli Artist at San Diego State University. His feature films have won awards at some of the most prestigious international festivals. Saving Neta tells the stories of four women whose lives change after their brief encounter with a man called Neta.

The Murray Galinson San Diego-Israel Initiative seeks to strategically promote, support, and catalyze knowledge discourse and interaction on the modern state of Israel through scholarship, engagement, and collaboration.

Admission/Cost: $13.25 - $15.25

Location:
David and Dorothea Garfield Theatre
4126 Executive Drive
San Diego, CA 92037
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Tuesday, October 10 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 362-1348 or visit: www.my.lfjcc.org
7:30 PM Italian Film: Tiramisu For Two When Giorgio goes to Texas in search of his long lost love, Hope, he gets more than he bargained for. What he envisioned as an epically romantic moment is turned upside down by the infamous Valentino, a phony Italian chef, who decides to complicate Giorgio's plans and drag him on the wildest ride of his life. Just when everything seems doomed, a mediocre Italian student named TJ comes to Giorgio's rescue by helping him translate his story.

Admission/Cost: $12 General Admission, $8 Members, Students & Active Military

Location:
Museum of Photographic Arts
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
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Tuesday, October 10 - 7:30 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sandiegoitalianfilmfestival.com
7:30 PM German Art of the 20th Century This October Cornelia Feye, former director of arts education at the Athenaeum, presents a series of four lectures on 20th-century German art.

The first official German Expressionist movement, Die Brücke (The Bridge), was founded by Fritz Bleyl, Erich Heckel, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff in 1905 Dresden. Their manifesto expressed their desire to overcome artifice and arrive at a true and authentic form of expression, modeled after German medieval traditions. In 1911 Munich, Der Blaue Reiter (Blue Rider) was founded by Kandinsky, Franz Marc, Alexej von Jawlensky, Marianne von Werefkin, Gabriele Münter, Lyonel Feininger, Albert Bloch, and others. In their work and publications these artists attempted to demonstrate that the roots of modern art can be traced to Non-Western sources.

Admission/Cost: $14 - $19

Location:
Athenaeum Music and Arts Library
1008 Wall Street
San Diego, CA 92037
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Tuesday, October 10 - 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 454-5872 or visit: www.ljathenaeum.org
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