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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
6:00 PM Cooking Class: French Macaron
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
Calendar

< Sunday, December 10, 2017 >


11:00 AM Hanukkah Happening Games, crafts, prizes, arcade, kosher and dairy-free food.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $3

Location:
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Drive
San Diego, CA 92037
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Sunday, December 10 - 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 457-3030 or visit: www.my.lfjcc.org
12:00 PM Film: Knowledge is the Beginning Jewish Voice for Peace-San Diego presents this documentary film on the efforts of Argentine-Israeli conductor Daniel Barenboim and Palestinian-American scholar and author Edward Said to form a first-class orchestra composed of young Jews and Arabs from countries throughout the Middle East.

Prejudice and other challenges must be overcome to enable young musicians of many different beliefs and backgrounds to find common ground and create a glimpse of the possibilities for a peaceful future Middle East. Light snacks and discussion.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego
4190 Front St.
San Diego, CA 92103
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Sunday, December 10 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 298-9978 or visit: www.ublic.serviceu.com
1:00 PM Dance: Dance for Venezuela Come get a great workout dancing with some of the best "Zumba," "U-Jam" and "Dance It Out" instructors in San Diego to help Casa de Venezuela, a nonprofit organization that--among other things--is sending life-saving supplies to its home country.

Venezuela is falling apart and economic collapse is imminent. Let's help Venezuela, a country that has helped so many others in the past.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $50

Location:
Encinitas Community Center
1140 Oakcrest Park Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Sunday, December 10 - 1:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.facebook.com
2:00 PM La Pastorela de los Alacranes Teatro Mascara Magica's award-winning Christmas series honors the late Ramon "Chunky" Sanchez, Chicano Rights activist, who will play a major role as a band of shepherds treads through a gauntlet of evil, headed by the Prince of Darkness and his minions, who are masters of disguise...

Admission/Cost: $7 - $15

Location:
Lyceum Theatre
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Thursday, December 7 to Sunday, December 17
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays - 7:30 PM
Saturdays and Sundays - 2:00 PM
2:30 PM Music: Courtly Noyse Courtly Noyse will perform a festive holiday concert, part of the "Pleasure of Your Company" music series sponsored by the Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library.

This lively ensemble will play a variety of instruments and may also cast their instruments aside at the drop of a (Tudor) hat and burst into six-part vocal harmony.

Experience their trademark blend of humor, imagination and versatility as you enjoy a delightful afternoon of Renaissance holiday music.

Ensemble members include John Cassaboom, Laury Flora, Penny Hawkins, Steve Hendricks, Vickie Jenkins, Jay Saks, and Sandra Shram.

There is no charge for the concert, although donations are appreciated. Meet the musicians and mingle with fellow music lovers at a complimentary post-concert reception.

Overflow parking is available on Meanley Drive off Scripps Ranch Boulevard.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center
10301 Scripps Lake Drive
San Diego, CA 92131
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Sunday, December 10 - 2:30 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 538-8158
2:30 PM California Ballet: The Nutcracker California Ballet's glittering production of The Nutcracker leaps onto the stage of the San Diego Civic Theatre in America's favorite holiday tradition. Under the baton of Music Director John Stubbs, Tchaikovsky's extravagant score comes to life with a cast of over 150.

Admission/Cost: $22 - $103

Where:
San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Saturday, December 9 - 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Saturday, December 9 - 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Saturday, December 9 - 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, December 10 - 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Friday, December 15 - 7:30 PM to 10 PM
Saturday, December 16 - 10:OO AM to 12:30 PM
Saturday, December 16 - 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Saturday, December 16 - 7:30 PM to 10 PM
Sunday, December 17 - 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Sunday, December 17 - 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, December 20 - 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Thursday, December 21 - 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 22 - 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Friday, December 22 - 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, December 23 - 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Saturday, December 23 - 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
3:00 PM Music: Christmas Around the World Get into the Christmas spirit. Hope UMC in Rancho Bernardo invites you to their free Yuletide Christmas music production entitled "Christmas Around the World."

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Hope United Methodist Church
16550 Bernardo Heights Parkway
San Diego, CA 92128
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Dates and times:
Friday, December 8 - 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Saturday, December 9 - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sunday, December 10 - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 485-5840 or visit: www.hopeumc.com
3:30 PM Human Rights Day of Action International Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December - the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Drafted by representatives of diverse legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration sets out universal values and a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations. It establishes the equal dignity and worth of every person.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights empowers us all. The principles enshrined in the Declaration are as relevant today as they were in 1948. We need to stand up for our own rights and those of others. We can take action in our own daily lives to uphold the rights that protect us all and thereby promote the kinship of all human beings.

Admission/Cost: FREE RSVP

Location:
Waterfront Park
1600 Pacific Highway
San Diego, CA 92101
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Sunday, December 10 - 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 233-3970 or visit: www.unasd.org
4:30 PM Music: Raquy Danzinger Dum Rhythm Celebration This electrifying show features Turkish style darbuka/dumbek drumming. The ensemble performs intricate and dazzling compositions comprised of rhythms from Turkey, Egypt, Iran and India as well as funk, samba and hip hop beats. A treat for the eyes as well as the ears, this show is carefully choreographed with many theatrical elements, tap dancing and some audience participation. Also, introducing Middle Eastern Tap Dancing!

In addition to the drumming pieces, the show includes Raquy's dreamy melodic pieces. In these songs Raquy plays the mystical 12 - stringed King Kemenche Tarhu, a futuristic version of the Persian spike fiddle.

Workshop
Darbukaturkish Split Hand (Open Level)

The Turkish Split Hand Technique is a darbuka style that has appeared in Turkey in the last 20 years. The drummers split the hand into two, like in Indian tabla playing, attaining incredible speed and dexterity. Raquy has lived in Istanbul for the past several years learning this style and practicing with master drummers. In this workshop Raquy will explain the basics of this incredible technique - hand positions, great exercises and we will play some cool Turkish rhythms. A darbuka or dumbek is recommended but any hand drummer is welcome to attend.

Admission/Cost: $30 workshop and $12 show

Location:
Worldbeat Center
2100 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101
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Sunday, December 10 - 4:30 PM workshop and 6:30 PM Show

For more information, please call: (619) 230-1190 or visit: www.events.worldbeatcenter.org
4:30 PM Festival: Global Winter Wonderland This multi-cultural holiday festival features traditional illuminated Chinese lanterns plus live acrobatic performances, rides, carnival games and international cuisine. The 50-foot, artisan handcrafted lanterns depict scenes from across the globe, encompassing the theme, "Holidays Around the World."

Admission/Cost: $18

Location:
SDCCU Stadium
9449 Friars Road
San Diego, CA 92108
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Sunday, November 19 until Sunday, January 7 - 2018
Sundays, 4:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Mondays, 4:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Tuesdays, 4:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Wednesdays, 4:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Thursdays, 4:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Fridays, 4:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturdays, 4:30 PM to 10:00 PM

For more information, please call: (510) 962-8586 or visit: www.globalwonderland.com
7:00 PM Music: A Christmas in Paris The Six String Society is a one-of-a-kind musical production with a rotation of incredible cast members that ensures no two shows are ever the same.

The show is typically hosted by the one and only Mr. Gregory Page. He's clever, witty, and welcomes the diverse group of musicians into his "Living Room." Every show has a story line while the show's rotating cast members share their stories as the evening unfolds. Musical genres have included blues, jazz, country, gypsy jazz, bluegrass, rock and roll, soul, gospel, and even Zydeco. The size of the casts range between 12-25 depending on the theme of the show. The five most popular versions have been "Christmas in Paris," "Take a trip to the Big Easy," the "27 Club," "A trip to the Tiki Hut," and our "Gospel Revival" edition.

Age Limit: 21+

Admission/Cost: $22 -$39

Location:
Belly Up Tavern
143 S Cedros Ave
San Diego, CA 92104
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Sunday, December 10 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 481-8140 or visit: www.bellyupsolanabeach.frontgatetickets.com
7:00 PM Dance: A Whole New World Take a magic carpet ride and experience an entertaining and creative production by Coronado School of Arts' (CoSA) Classical and Contemporary Dance conservatory as they present "A Whole New World."

This unique twist on the Aladdin story will transport the audience through an all-dance journey inspired by the fanciful tale from The Arabian Nights with dances that span genres of ballet to hip hop.

Tickets are available at the box office 45 minutes before the performance or online.

Admission/Cost: $6 - $18

Location:
Coronado Performing Arts Center
650 D Ave.
Coronado, CA 92118
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Dates and times:
Friday, December 8 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 9 - 7:00 PM
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