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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, October 28, 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

10:00 AM Dia De Los Muertos - Sherman Heights Celebrate the oldest San Diego tradition of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).

See the indoor and outdoor altars, enjoy great food, vendors, live entertainment, art, workshops and more. View the outdoor altars around the historic district. Free self guided tours of our outdoor altars.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Sherman Heights Community Center
2258 Island Avenue
San Diego, CA 92102
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Saturday, October 28 - 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.shermanheights.com
11:00 AM Balboa Park Halloween Family Day San Diego's Balboa Park and its museums are treating families to a free Halloween Family Day with a spooky array of hands-on activities and other free goodies.

The free annual Balboa Park Halloween Family Day gives families a safe, fun, and culturally inspired way to kick off their Halloween activities. Over two dozen participating museums and cultural attractions will present free craft projects for kids, costume parades and contests, and other spooky surprises from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Participating museums offer free admission to children 12 and under with paying adult.

Presented by the Balboa Park Conservancy in collaboration with the City of San Diego Park and Recreation, prior years' park-wide Halloween Family Days have included mini-carnival games, costume contests for prizes, a doggie costume contest in the Spanish Village, the San Diego Air & Space Museum's rooftop pumpkin drop, food trucks, and free activity and prize-drawing booths on the Prado and in the Plaza de Panama.

The Worldview Project will be staffing a booth at the Balboa Park Family Day, please drop by and spin the wheel to get a tasty international snack, meet our great volunteers and learn more about what we do!

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Prado Walkway
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA
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Saturday October 28 - 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
12:00 PM Dia De Los Muertos Celebation At Old Town Día de los Muertos, is celebrated in Old Town starting on the weekend prior to the actual dates of November 1 and 2. This holiday is considered to be one of the most important holiday's of the year by many in Mexico and other Latin American countries.

The unity between life and death is celebrated when families come together and offer hospitality to the spirits of their loved ones. This event is designed to celebrate the history, culture and heritage of the San Diego region and to pay homage to this very important and festive tradition. Old Town's diverse and historic legacy makes it the best site in San Diego to hold this celebration.

Old Town itself takes the place of the mercado, a traditional marketplace, providing goods, entertainment,
and regional foods. There will be entertainment and activities for participants of all ages to enjoy.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
4002 Wallace St.
San Diego, CA
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Dates and times:
Saturday, October 28 - 10:00 AM to 9:15 PM
Sunday, October 29 - 10:00 AM to 8:15 PM
Wednesday, November 1 - 10:00 AM to 9:30 PM
Thursday, November 2 - 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.parks.ca.gov
12:00 PM Encinitas Dia De Los Muertos Celebrate life with live performances, art-making workshops, a student art exhibit, artist demos, food trucks and more at the Encinitas Dia de los Muertos.

This annual family-friendly "Day of the Dead" festival will include continuous performances by some of the best Latin talent in San Diego, plus Catrina Contest for the best skull make up, Por Siempre Car Club, food trucks, opportunity drawings (including 2 tablets donated by Surgistar), vendors and giveaways. A Community Ofrenda—or remembrance altar—will feature a replica of the Surfing Madonna by artist Mark Patterson.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Encinitas Community Center
1140 Oakcrest Park Drive
Encinitas, CA
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Saturday, October 28 - 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.encinitaschamber.com
2:00 PM Executive Order 9066: Japanese American Incarceration Join us to hear from local Japanese Americans share their experiences and views on Executive Order 9066. In February 1942, two months after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, EO 9066 ordered the removal of ethnic Japanese living on the US West Coast. Two thirds of them were American citizens. Learn how two of these children, interned with their families, recall evacuation and camp life. Juxtapose their memories with the next generation's views.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
San Diego Central Library
820 E Street
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, October 28 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 236-5800 or visit: www.sandiego.librarymarket.com
2:00 PM San Diego Arab Film Festival This year's San Diego Arab Film Festival features films from Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, USA and France. The Festival opens and closes with two very different films from Egypt, one a tense drama (Mawlana) and the other a quirky, personal look at friendship, grieving and loss (Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim). Two films from and about Palestine (Stitching Palestine and 1948: Creation and Catastrophe) will be presented by the filmmakers who will take questions from the audience after their respective screenings. For the first time, the Festival is offering a film that addresses issues of the Arab Diaspora in France. Tour de France focuses on the contentious relationship between an Arab rapper and a blustering French xenophobe (played by Gerard Depardieu) as they travel together through southern France. See below for more films from Morocco, Tunisia and Lebanon.

And, the San Diego Arab Film festival will pay tribute to Jack Shaheen who passed away in July. His book and film Reel Bad Arabs were groundbreaking studies of how Arabs have been portrayed in American cinema.

Admission/Cost: $5 - $10

Location:
AMC Mission Valley
1640 Camino Del Rio North
San Diego, CA 92108
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Dates and times:
Saturday, October 28 - 2:00 PM
Sunday, October 29 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please call: (888) 262-4386 or visit: www.sandiegoaff.org
2:00 PM Dia de Los Muertos Worldbeat Center The World Beat Center will host a Dia de Los Muertos festival. They will have Games, Crafts, and a screening of Book of Life.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
WorldBeat Center
2100 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, October 28 - 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 230-1190 or visit: www.events.worldbeatcenter.org
5:00 PM Art Show: Dia De Los Muertos Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and acknowledged around the world. It is a day to celebrate, remember and honor those who have departed. For Dia De Los Muertos, skulls are an important icon that illustrate the belief in the existence of an active afterlife. In Mexican culture, skulls continue to symbolize death and rebirth.

We have supplied 50 artists with white ceramic skulls to be designed as they choose. Participating artists are TBA. Please join us to view these remarkable skulls and to continue to keep this tradition alive!

Traditional Day of the dead attire is encouraged! Also come to enjoy face painting and our large community altar.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
La Bodega Gallery
2196 Logan Ave
San Diego, CA 92113
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Saturday, October 28 - 5:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 255-7036 or visit: www.labodegagallery.com
6:00 PM Music: Tradition and Innovation of Lalgudi Bani Carnatic Violin Duo Concert By Lalgudi GJR Krishnan & Vijayalakshmi Accompanied By: Sangita Kalanidhi Trichy Sankaran (Mridangam), Tripunithura Radhakrishnan (Ghatam)

Admission/Cost: $25 (Free for IFAASD 2017 Subscription and Subscription Plus Patrons)

Location:
Qualcomm Q Auditorium
6455 Lusk Blvd
San Diego, CA 92121
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Saturday, October 28 - 6:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.indianfineartsacademy.org
6:00 PM MANA de San Diego 21st Brindis Gala The Brindis Gala - "BRINDIS" - the Spanish word for toast. A call to raise a celebratory drink in recognition and appreciation of excellence. "GALA" - a festive special occasion.

Established in 1990, the bi-annual Brindis Gala is the premier fundraising event for MANA de San Diego. This exceptional evening showcases MANA programs, events, milestones and accomplishments. It also applauds the partners, members, volunteers and friends who bring them to life.

This event occurs every odd year and is the leading event for MANA de San Diego. Brindis averages about 400 attendees. Constituents enjoy an evening with fellow community partners in a social-style setting.

It's a "Dress to Impress" party, a full Gala, with a silent auction. All proceeds go to fund MANA's various programs designed to empower and educate Latinas to become leaders.

Admission/Cost: $200 - $250

Location:
U.S. Grant Hotel
326 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, October 28 - 6:00 PM
7:00 PM Dia De Los Muertos After Dark In celebration of Dia de los Muertos and Halloween, this event will draw inspiration from "Rolly Crump: It's Kind of a Cute Story" and feature food trucks, spooky good libations, art-making activities, and musical experiences.

Come in costume or just as you are, and bring a friend to get a scary good discount on tickets. This much-loved event sells out quickly—so buy your tickets well in advance!

Age Limit: 21+

Admission/Cost: $25 - $60

Location:
Oceanside Museum of Art
704 Pier View
San Diego, CA 92054
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Saturday, October 28 - 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

For more information, please call: (760) 435-3720 or visit: www.oma-online.org
7:00 PM Stage: The Importance of Being Earnest Theatre at the Mount presents the "high school edition" of the Oscar Wilde comedy. Layered with false impressions and mistaken identities, the play uses humor for a critique of upper class culture in Victorian England.

Admission/Cost: $8 - $10

Location:
Mt. Carmel High School
9550 Carmel Mountain Road
San Diego, CA 92129
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Ongoing from Wednesday, October 25 until Saturday, November 4, 2017
Wednesdays - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Fridays - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturdays - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.mchsdrama.com
8:00 PM Music: Como La Flor Band Como La Flor Band was founded in 2011 in the small town Holtville, CA. After 6 years, the band became one of the most respected and trend setter Selena tirbute band in the nation. Como La Flor Band replicates the look, sound and feel of the Tex-Mex queen.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $25

Location:
House of Blues
1055 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, October 28 - 8:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 299-2583 or visit: www.selenatribute.net
8:00 PM Film: Amadeus The San Diego Symphony will screen "Amadeus," the 1984 Academy Award-winning film about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Directed by Miloš Forman and based on the play by Peter Shaffer, the story is a fictionalized biography that follows Italian composer Antonio Salieri at the court of Emperor Joseph II and Salieri's jealous vendetta against his younger upstart rival, the irrepressible genius Mozart. The film makes extensive use of Mozart's music, including his unfinished Requiem.

The symphony will perform Mozart's Requiem Nov. 17 through 19.

Admission/Cost: $5

Location:
Joan and Irwin Jacobs Music Center
750 B St.
San Diego, CA
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Saturday, October 28 - 8:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 235-0804
8:00 PM Stage: Princess Diana For two weeks only, Patio Playhouse and the Seany Foundation present the San Diego premiere of Karen Sokolof Javitch and Elaine Jabenis' musical about the life of Princess Diana, her courtship and marriage to Prince Charles, her tumultuous relationship with the royal family, and her tragic death.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $20

Location:
Patio Playhouse Theatre
116 S. Kalmia Street
Escondido, CA 92025
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Dates and times:
Friday, October 20 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 21 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 22 - 2:00 PM
Friday, October 27 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 28 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 29 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.patioplayhouse.ticketleap.com
8:00 PM Stage: A Midsummer Night's Dream San Diego City College stages one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies. "Witness the truest acts of love set against the backdrop of the 1950s where traditional pomp and circumstance clash with the finger-snapping beatnik fairy world of illusion and fantasy."

Admission/Cost: $10 - $15

Location:
Saville Theatre
San Diego City College
14th and C Street
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Friday, October 27 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, October 28 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, October 29 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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