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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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< Saturday, November 4, 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 PM Taste of Asia and the Pacific Fifth annual Taste of Asia and the Pacific. The event purpose is to promote food, culture, entertainment, and diversity within the International Cottages. There will be entertainment from Chamorros, Philippines, and China.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Balboa Park Hall of Nations
2191 W. Pan American Road
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, November 4 - 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 234-0739 or visit: www.sdhpr.org
4:00 PM Plebeian Film Festival The Plebeian Film Festival is located in San Diego, California. It will be held November 4th & 5th, 2017. Locations include the Media Arts Center Cinema in North Park and a satellite location at La Casa Fuerte in Tijuana, Mexico.

Tarkovsky said that film was the Sculpting of Time. We hope to learn how you, the filmmaker and our temporal guide, sculpt your thoughts and distill your expression in the form of the cinematic art that you share with us. it will be an honour to watch your film and be allowed into the world that you have created.

Age Limit: 18+

Admission/Cost: $12.50

Location:
Media Arts Center
2921 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92104
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Dates and times:
Saturday, November 4 - 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, November 5 - 9:00 AM to to 3:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 230-1938 or visit: www.plebeianfilmfestival.com
5:00 PM Exhibit: Social Critique The San Diego Sculptors Guild presents featured Artist: Viktor Robinson.

Viktor is a Tijuana and San Diego native who turned to sculpture to express his views on society in Southern California and Mexico. His social commentary pieces speak volumes on how our cultural values are distorted by the modern world.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Spanish Village Art Center
Balboa Park
1770 Village Place
San Diego, CA
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Saturday, November 4 - 5:00 PM
5:00 PM San Diego Diplomacy Gala Join us at our 2017 Diplomacy Gala: Global Entrepreneurship + Public Diplomacy: A New Venture. The annual fundraiser is a celebration of the impact of public diplomacy in San Diego.

This year we will highlight our professional exchange programs which connect local social and traditional entrepreneurs with their international counterparts to build mutual understanding, share best practices, and form lasting business relationships. We will celebrate social entrepreneurship as a new diplomacy tool to address some of the most intractable global challenges.

The event will feature a sit-down dinner with entertainment, keynote speakers, a live auction, and the bestowment of the Hostler Diplomat of the Year Award, Partner Agency of the Year Award, and Member of the Year Award. In addition, the cocktail hour offers a great opportunity for silent auction bidding and networking for our 200+ guests that include diplomats, elected officials, business and civic leaders.

Admission/Cost: $100 - $125

Location:
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice
University of San Diego
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, 92110
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Saturday, November 4 - 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sandiegodiplomacy.org
6:00 PM Persian Comedy Night Come to the Iranian-American Center for Persian comedy Night. K-von will be the headliner, joining him will be Melissa Shoshahi as a special guest.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $35

Location:
Persian Cultural Center
6790 Top Gun St #7
San Diego, CA 92121
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Saturday, November 4 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 552-9355 or visit: www.pccsd.org
6:30 PM Friends Ethnic Dinner: Springtime in Africa Join us for an exploration of the foods and culture of Africa at the Friends of the International Center Annual Ethnic Dinner/Scholarship Fundraiser on Saturday, November 4, 2017, in the Great Hall at I-House. Please plan to arrive by 6:30 pm. Guests will enjoy a reception, music, dinner, and presentations, including a talk by evolutionary biologist, Chris Wills titled Springtime in Africa during which you will experience Botswana, Namibia, Rwanda, and Tanzania through spectacular photographs and compelling stories. Please make your reservations by Wednesday, October 25th

Admission/Cost: $25 - $60

Location:
Great Hall at the International House
9500 Gilman Dr
San Diego, CA 92093
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Saturday, November 4 - 6:30 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 534-2230 or visit: www.calendar.ucsd.edu
7:00 PM Music: Choro das 3 Choros das 3 returns to San Diego! Choro (pronounced SHOH-roh) music emerged in 19th century Brazil. Employing syncopation and counterpoint it is a very lively music that is fanciful and fun. The word "Choro" means "cry" or "lament", but Choro music is delightfully upbeat.

Choro das 3 is a family based band composed by three sisters: Corina (flutes), Lia (7 string acoustic guitar) and Elisa (mandolin, clarinet, banjo and piano) and their father Eduardo (pandeiro). They are both charming and astonishingly talented.

The band has performed in concerts and workshops all over Brazil, USA, Mexico and France.

This is a concert you don't want to miss! - Editor

Admission/Cost: $25

Location:
Kensington Community Church
4773 Marlborough Dr.
San Diego, CA 92116
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Saturday, November 4 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.chorodas3.com.br
7:30 PM American Indian and Indigenous Film Festival The California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center (CICSC) at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) is proud to present the 2017 California's American Indian and Indigenous Film Festival.

California's American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival (CAIIFF) offers audiences in Southern California the finest work in American Indian film and media on an annual basis. The CAIIFF highlights the best of current films from American Indian filmmakers, producers, directors, and actors working through Indian Country.

The CAIIFF, located in Southern California, is in an area that is home to the largest number of Indian reservations in the region and we are able to reach unprecedented numbers of tribal people and the surrounding community. The festival offers an event that promises not only exclusive viewings, but includes three days of interactive dialogues with film industry professionals, selected panel discussions and opportunity for Q&A sessions after each screening.

Admission/Cost: $15

Location:
Pechanga Resort & Casino
45000 Pechanga Parkway
Temecula, CA 92592
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Dates and times:
Thursday, November 2 - 7:30 PM
Friday, November 3 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, November 4 - 7:30 PM

For more information, please call: (951) 693-1819 or visit: www.caiiff.com
8:00 PM Music: Fred Benedetti and George Svoboda Fred Benedetti and George Svoboda have been playing together for over thirty years. They are known as engaging and entertaining performers whose tunes can stir up emotions in the deepest corners of the soul. Their music ranges from peaceful melancholy to cascades of furious flamenco rasgueados. They are not only performers, but have also gained recognition as composers and arrangers of music. Their music has won them consistent praise from audiences, musicians and critics alike.

Admission/Cost: $15

Location:
Dizzy's/ Musicians Union Hall
1717 Morena Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92110
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Saturday, November 4 - 8:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 270-7467 or visit: www.dizzysjazz.com
8:00 PM Ballet: The Firebird "The Firebird" ballet is a Russian tale of love and magic. The story takes place in an enchanted garden deep in the forest. Prince Ivan wanders into the garden and discovers the Firebird, a mystical creature that appears to be a beautiful woman with a bird-like appearance. Prince Ivan is searching for a beloved princess who has been captured by the evil magician, Kaschei. The Firebird uses her special powers to help Prince Ivan and teaches him how the power of love overcomes evil. This large cast ballet with elaborate scenery and costumes, Igor Stravinsky's amazing score, combined with Elizabeth Wistrich's choreography makes for a stunning theatrical experience.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $85

Location:
Spreckels Theatre
121 Broadway, Suite 600
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Friday, November 3 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, November 4 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, November 5 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 235-9500 or visit: www.spreckels.net
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