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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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< Tuesday, October 17, 2017 >


All Day Free Admission to Mingei International Museum Take advantage of an opportunity to visit the Mingei International Museum at no cost today. As a public service, Park organizations offer free admission on a rotating basis on the first four Tuesdays of the month to San Diego City & County residents (with ID), active military & their dependents.

Please note: Some museums may offer complimentary admission to their permanent collections only, and charge admission to special exhibitions or films.

Also note: Some museums may require ID for minors

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Mingei International Museum
1439 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
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Third Tuesday of the Month - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 239-0003 or visit: www.mingei.org
All Day Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden Take advantage of an opportunity to visit the Japanese Friendship Garden at no cost today. As a public service, Park organizations offer free admission on a rotating basis on the first four Tuesdays of the month to San Diego City & County residents (with ID), active military & their dependents.

Please note: Some museums may offer complimentary admission to their permanent collections only, and charge admission to special exhibitions or films.

Also note: Some museums may require ID for minors.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Japanese Friendship Garden
2215 Pan American Road
San Diego, CA 92101
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Third Tuesday of the Month - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 232-2721 or visit: www.niwa.org
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 - 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
6:30 PM Book Discussion: Sandcastle Girls The library book club discusses this year's One Book One San Diego selection, "The Sandcastle Girls" by Chris Bohjalian.

The Sandcastle Girls is a sweeping historical love story steeped in Chris Bohjalian's Armenianheritage Laura Petrosian is a novelist living in suburban New York. Although her grandparents' ornate Pelham home was affectionately nicknamed 'The Ottoman Annex', Laura has never really given her Armenian heritage much thought. But when an old friend calls, claiming to have seen a newspaper photo of Laura's grandmother promoting an exhibit at a Boston museum, Laura embarks on a journey back through her family's history that reveals love, loss and a wrenching secret that has been buried for generations.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
La Vida Real
11588 Via Rancho San Diego
El Cajon, CA 92019
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Tuesday, October 17 - 6:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 660-5370
6:30 PM Film: "On the Bride’s Side" (Io Sto con la Sposa) Introductions and post screening dialogue with the audience led by SDSU Professor and KPBS blogger Rebecca Romani. The screenings take place in Neil Morgan Auditorium at Central Library.

A Palestinian poet and an Italian journalist meet five Palestinians and Syrians in Milan who entered Europe via the Italian island of Lampedusa after fleeing the war in Syria. They decide to help them complete their journey to Sweden, and hopefully avoid getting themselves arrested as traffickers, by faking a wedding. Directed by Antonio Augugliaro and Gabriele del Grande, 90 minutes, Italy/Netherlands, 2014.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
San Diego Central Public Library
330 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101
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Tuesday, October 17 - 6:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 236-5817
7:00 PM How Best to Tour Africa This free presentation will cover topics such as venues, guides, transportation, tour types, wildlife safari, primate encounters, treks/hikes/climbs, Indian Ocean adventures, Victoria Falls excursions, Nile Valley, tamer Africa, ancillary interests, timing, costs, safety, and more, followed by Q & A. The presenters are Mike Donovan and Andrea Radke, tour experts having many years of experience living, working, and traveling in Africa.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Adventure 16 Solana Beach
142 S. Cedros Avenue
Solana Beach, CA 92075
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Tuesday, October 17 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please call: 1(888) 502-3742 or visit: www.liondogafricansafaris.com
7:00 PM Kumeyaay Ethnobotany: Shared Heritage Of The Californias For thousands of years, the Kumeyaay people of northern Baja California and Southern California have made their homes in the diverse landscapes of the region, interacting with native plants and continuously refining their botanical knowledge.

Join anthropologist and author of "Kumeyaay Ethnobotany," Michael Wilken-Robertson and photographer Deborah Small as they explore the remarkable interdependence between native peoples and native plants of the Californias.

With vivid photographs and lively narratives, this new book shares the ever-relevant ethnobotanical wisdom of native plant specialists with future generations.

Tickets are $9 for members and $12 for non-members. A book signing for "Kumeyaay Ethnobotany" will take place after the lecture in the museum store.

Admission/Cost: $9 - $12

Location:
San Diego Natural History Museum
1788 El Prado
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA
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Tuesday, October 17 - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM Stage: Pirates of Penzance Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera about a duty-bound pirate coming of age, the Pirates of Penzance features the return of San Diego Opera favorite bass-baritone Greer Grimsley as the Pirate King. He will be joined by his real-life wife, the mezzo-soprano Luretta Bybee, in her company debut as Ruth. The two of them will be joined by their real-life daughter, soprano Emma Grimsley, also in her company debut, as Mabel. Returning bass-baritone Patrick Carfizzi, last seen as Henry Kissinger in 2014's Nixon in China, returns as Major-General Stanley. Stage Director Seán Curran returns to stage the production and conductor Evan Rogister makes his company debut leading the orchestra. The score will be sung in English with English text projected above the stage.

Admission/Cost: $30 - $300

Location:
San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Saturday, October 14 - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, October 17 - 7:00 PM
Friday, October 20 - 7:00 PM
Sunday, October 22 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 570-1100 or visit: www.sdopera.org
7:30 PM Art: 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.

After World War I, the art movement Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity) emerged as a reaction to the horrors of the war. Main artists in this group were Max Beckmann, Georg Grosz, Otto Dix, and Käthe Kollwitz. Walter Gropius founded the Bauhaus School of art and design in Weimar in 1919. Its international faculty included Vassily Kandinsky, Josef Albers, and Paul Klee. It strove to connect high art and industrial design and architecture.

Admission/Cost: $14 - $19

Location:
Athenaeum Music and Arts Library
1008 Wall Street
San Diego, CA 92037
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Tuesday, October 17 - 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 454-5872 or visit: www.ljathenaeum.org
8:00 PM Music: Cafe Tacvba With rare objection, Café Tacvba is credited far and wide as the preeminent band to have arisen from the rock en español movement of the early '90s. The Mexican four-piece unfortunately isn't well characterized by the rock en español tag, for the "rock music sung in Spanish" descriptor does little justice to the stylistic diversity and creative strides showcased by Café Tacuba over the course of their career.

The band employs a standard rock lineup of guitar/bass/drums with vocals, certainly, but the members also incorporate electronics as well as exotic instrumentation into their music, which encompasses styles as divergent as punk and ballads, as well as regional Mexican and ambient electronica.

Admission/Cost: $55

Location:
The Observatory
2891 University Ave.
San Diego, CA
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Dates and times:
Tuesday, October 17 - 8:00 PM
Wednesday, October 18 - 8:00 PM
9:00 PM Music: Clachan Boys The 'Clachan Boys' are two incredibly talented musicians, Brian Caldwell and Paul Castellanos. Brian's robust vocals and Paul's incredible versatility with stringed instruments combine to produce some of the best Celtic music in Southern California. Playing everything from frolicking pub music and private parties to haunting ballads and house concerts, the pair have a unique flair for captivating any crowd.

Age Limit: 21+

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
O'Sullivan's Irish Pub
118 East Grand Avenue
Escondido, CA 92025
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Dates and times:
Tuesday, October 24 - 9:00 PM
Sunday, October 29 - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, October 31 - 9:00 PM

For more information, please call: (760) 737-0954 or visit: www.osullivansescondido.com
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