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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
5:00 PM U.S. Cuba Ties: A Thaw, Revisited
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
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< Sunday, October 29, 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 Oceanside Dia de los Muertos Dia de los Muertos, or "Day of the Dead," is an all-day community event with diverse cultural traditions, remembering and honoring deceased loved ones.

Dia de los Muertos, or "Day of the Dead," is an all-day community event. Dia de los Muertos is a special event with diverse cultural traditions, remembering and honoring deceased loved ones. Over twenty-five-thousand attendees will enjoy the largest festival of its kind in San Diego County.

The Mission will come alive at this free family-friendly event with entertainment, carnival rides, altar displays and a classic car show! Your children will be entertained all day with a variety of craft activities and exciting carnival rides. You won't want to miss out on over 90 diverse vendors, traditional food, chalk cemetery, and the classic car show showcasing trunk altars put on by the Por Siempre Car Club.

Free shuttle buses available.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Mission San Luis Rey
4050 Mission Ave
Oceanside, CA 92057
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Sunday, October 29 - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
12:00 PM Dia De Los Muertos: Mission Hills Methodist Church Mariachis, food, face painting, crafts, and culture. The Dia de los Muertos theme will include an altar in memory of loved ones.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Mission Hills United Methodist Church
4044 Lark Street
San Diego, CA 92103
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Sunday, October 29 - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 296-1243 or visit: www.facebook.com
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
2:00 PM Lawn Program: House of Scotland The House of Scotland hosts its annual Lawn Program on the last Sunday of October. The date is selected for its nearness to Halloween which evolved from the Celtic festival of Samhain. Entertainment includes performances by the House of Scotland Pipe Band, the Ceilidh Band, Highland Dancers and "Bydand Forever," a re-enactment group of 1880 Gordan Highlanders.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Hall of Nations
2191 W Pan American Rd.
San Diego, CA 92101
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Sunday, October 29 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 234-0739 or visit: www.sdhpr.org
2:00 PM Book Signing: A Paris All Your Own Join authors Eleanor Brown, Michelle Gable, Jennifer Coburn and Maggie Shipstead for a panel discussion of their book A Paris all Your Own, an inspiring and charming compilation of essays by a collection of renowned authors on the "City of Light." The essays explore the different sides of Paris, from its reputation as the ultimate destination for romance, to the Parisians defying stereotypes with genuine kindness. Eleanor Brown, the editor of the anthology, will moderate the discussion. Books will be available for sale and signing. Sponsored by the Friends of the Carlsbad Library. Presented in partnership with Adventures by the Book.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Georgina Cole Library
1250 Carlsbad Village Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Sunday, October 29 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

For more information, please call: (760) 434-2870 or visit: www.carlsbadca.gov
2:00 PM Muslim Community Center Open House An opportunity to visit a mosque, interact with Muslims, and learn about Islam.

The theme for this event is "Celebrating Our Diversity."

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Muslim Community Center of San Diego
14698 Via Fiesta
San Diego, CA 92127
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Sunday, October 29 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 756-5100 or visit: www.mccsandiego.org
2:00 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
2:00 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
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
4:00 PM Music: Japanese Chorus Kaguya Japanese Chorus Kaguya is holding its 6th annual concert, featuring traditional Japanese children's songs, J-pop, classical and choral music.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Encinitas Library
540 Conrnish Dirve
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Sunday, October 29 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please call: (760) 753-7376 or visit: www.googlegroups.com
5:00 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
7:30 PM Music: Keali'i Reichel Born and raised on Maui, the musician has a passion for the language and culture of Hawaii and presents new compositions of Hawaiian music.

To order tickets by phone call (800) 745-3000.

Admission/Cost: $55

Location:
Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
2241 Shelter Island Dr.
San Diego, CA
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Sunday, October 29 - 7:30 PM

For more information, please visit: www.humphreysconcerts.com
8:00 PM Music: Crosscurrents Zakir Hussain says of Crosscurrents, "The influence of Indian classical music on jazz is widely known. Less known, however, is the influence of jazz on the popular music of India. Jazz first came to India by way of the Hollywood musicals of the 1930s and' 40s and quickly influenced the music of India's burgeoning film industry. The improvisational nature of jazz was familiar to Indian composers and musicians, who found a way to incorporate jazz harmonies and chord progressions into their work. As a few decades passed, and as the West was enjoying the inspiration of Indian classical music, certain musicians came to influence popular music in India in a big way. Among these are jazz pianist Louiz Banks, jazz guitarist Sanjay Divecha, and superstar composer/vocalist Shankar Mahadevan."

CROSSCURRENTS
Zakir Hussain, tabla
Dave Holland, bass
Chris Potter, saxophone
Shankar Mahadevan, vocals
Louiz Banks, keyboards
Sanjay Divecha, guitar
Gino Banks, drums

Admission/Cost: $23 - $73

Location:
Balboa Theatre
868 Fourth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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Sunday, October 29 - 8:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.ljms.org
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