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Thursday, May 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Art Workshop: Kokedama
12:30 PM Talk: The Making of Global China
4:00 PM Talk: A Korean Model of Economic Development
5:30 PM Lecture: World in Transition
7:00 PM Stage: The Madres
8:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Friday, May 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Film: Firefly Dreams
6:00 PM Film: Coco
7:00 PM City Heights Dance Festival
7:30 PM Music: Natalia Lafourcade
8:00 PM Film: Hin Und Weg (Tour De Force)
8:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
8:00 PM Stage: The Madres
8:00 PM Stage: The Sisters Rosensweig
Saturday, May 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:30 AM Art Class: Kokedama
10:00 AM Harmony in Action Cross-Cultural Non-Profits Fair
1:00 PM Food: Carnitas (Mexican Roasted Pig)
1:00 PM Piñata Festival
2:00 PM Holocaust Survivor's Gripping Story
2:00 PM Film: Satoyama
2:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
3:00 PM Music: Breizh Amerika
6:00 PM Music and Dance: Samahan
6:30 PM Theater: Moana
7:00 PM Music: Jenni Rivera tribute Concert
7:00 PM City Heights Dance Festival
7:30 PM Music: Breizh Amerika
8:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
8:00 PM Stage: The Sisters Rosensweig
Sunday, May 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM 38th Annual Ethnic Food Fair
2:00 PM City Heights Dance Festival
2:00 PM Stage: The Sisters Rosensweig
2:00 PM Stage: The Madres
2:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
7:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Monday, May 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:00 PM Spring Luau USD
Tuesday, May 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Les Miserables
7:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
7:30 PM Lecture: 1918-Death In Vienna, City Of Dreams
7:30 PM Music: Chano Dominguez
Wednesday, May 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Film: Goodbye Christopher Robin
6:00 PM Film: America's Untold Story
7:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
7:00 PM Stage: Les Miserables
Thursday, May 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:00 PM Talk: The Rise and Fall of a Fraud Investigator in China
6:10 PM Padres Italian Heritage Night
7:00 PM Stage: The Madres
8:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Friday, Jun 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Food: Tijuana Renaissance/Feast For the Heart
6:30 PM Lecture: Kumeyaay Ethnobotany
7:00 PM Beer & Sake Festival
7:00 PM Stage: Les Miserables
8:00 PM Stage: The Madres
8:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Saturday, Jun 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 AM Talk: AfroFuturism Dream Tank 2018
10:00 AM Art: Kokedama Class
10:00 AM NASA Powwow
11:00 AM Music: Sam Hinton Folk Festival
11:00 AM Noodle Competition with Mike Chen
12:00 PM House of Denmark Lawn Program
2:00 PM Ukrainian Embroidery Workshop
2:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
2:30 PM Music: From Russia with Love
3:00 PM Mabuhay Festival: Filipino Independence day
6:00 PM Book Signing: Wherever you go, They are there
6:00 PM Music: Scripps Mariachi Festival
6:30 PM Film: Moulin Rouge
7:00 PM Stage: Les Miserables
8:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Sunday, Jun 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Japanese Cultural Bazaar
2:00 PM Stage: The Madres
2:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
3:00 PM Music: African Sanctus
5:00 PM Music: Manohara Sangeetham by Anahita and Apoorva Ravindran
6:00 PM Summer Culinary Institute: Summer Cooking
7:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
7:00 PM Stage: Les Miserables
7:30 PM Music: Mexican Regional
11:00 PM House of England Lawn Program
Monday, Jun 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Jun 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
7:30 PM Lecture: 1918-Death In Vienna, City Of Dreams
Wednesday, Jun 6
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 PM Talk: Kumeyaay Ethnobotany
7:00 PM Stage: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Calendar

< Saturday, December 16, 2017 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Stage

Sherlock Holmes, The Final Adventure
Until May 19, 2018

The Sisters Rosensweig
Until May 27, 2018

The Madres
Until June 10, 2018

A Thousand Splendid Suns
Until June 24, 2018

Exhibitions and Art

The Big White Dress
Until July 1, 2018

Israel: 70 Years of Craft and Design
Until September 3, 2018

Arts of Iran
Until January 31, 2019

Art of East Asia
Until December 31, 2019

Art Of The 20th Century
Ongoing until December 31, 2019

German Expressionism
Ongoing until December 31, 2019

Barrio Art Crawl
Ongoing, every 2nd Saturday of each month

Free Admission to Mingei International Museum
Ongoing, 3rd Tuesday of each month

Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
Ongoing, 3rd Tuesday of each month

Kids

Kids Meet Mandarin
Ongoing Fridays

Chinese Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Spanish Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Bilingual Storytime
Ongoing Fridays

Classes and Workshops

African Djembe Drumming
Ongoing Wednesday

Irish Gaelic Conversation Circle
Ongoing Tuesdays

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

Tequila, Tacos, & Tombstones: Old Town Tour
ongoing Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Tijuana Street Food Tour
ongoing Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays

Puerto Nuevo Lobster Dinner
ongoing Saturdays

Tijuana Seafood Tour
ongoing Fridays and Sundays

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 Brewery Tour
Ongoing, Select Saturdays

Tijuana Market Hop
Ongoing, Select Sundays

Tijuana Foodie Adventure
Ongoing Saturdays,Tuesdays,Sundays

Caesar's Restaurant & Downtown Tijuana Tour
Ongoing Fridays and Sundays

Ensenada Mexico Pacific Ocean Coastal Tour

Baja Mexico Grand Tour

Tijuana Foodie Adventures

Other

Flamenco Performance
Until December 29, 2018

Tea with The Bard
Ongoing, first Sunday of each month

Kirtan Musical Meditation
Ongoing, Thursdays

Dances of Universal Peace
Ongoing Saturdays

8:00 AM SD Hmong Community New Year Celebration The Hmong New Year is a cultural celebration where families come together to give homage to ancestral spirits and honor to elders. This event showcases the beauty of Hmong culture with music, costumed performances, cultural food, cocktails, displays, and interactive activities. With origins in the mountain ranges of China, Vietnam, Thailand, and Laos, the Hmong culture is one of the oldest in the world.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Kearny Mesa Recreation Park
3170 Armstrong St.
San Diego, CA
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, December 16 - 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday, December 17 - 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Monday, December 18 - 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

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

10:00 AM 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
MAP

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
11:00 AM DIY Kimchi & Gift-Giving Workshop Learn how to make killer kimchi and give the gift of gut-health. Kimchi is an ancient Korean pickle (usually spicy) and there are hundreds of ways to make it. We will explore some of them. Join Austin Durant, founder and Chief Fermentation Officer of Fermenters Club, as he takes you into the wild and wide world of fermentation.

Admission/Cost: $30

Location:
Wild Willow Farm and Education Center
2550 Sunset Avenue
San Diego, CA 92154
MAP

Saturday, December 16 - 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.universe.com
11:00 AM Lecture: The Evolution of Chinese Weaponry From spears to assault rifles, Chinese history is littered with an astounding amount of unique and diverse weaponry. With many different types, varieties and styles, each with their own unique craft and conceptions, the vast array of weapons is nearly impossible to completely document.

This lecture will give a broad overview of the evolution of Chinese weapons throughout the ages and will explain how Chinese weapon-smiths went from innovators to copycats.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $5

Location:
Chuang Archive & Learning Center
541 B Second Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Saturday, December 16 - 11:00 AM

For more information, please call: (619) 338-9888 or Email: [email protected]
11:00 AM Stage: Cinderella Eats Rice & Beans: A Salsa Fairy Tale New Village Arts and Teatro Pueblo Nuevo present "Cinderella Eats Rice & Beans: A Salsa Fairy Tale," a bilingual, athletic twist on the classic Cinderella story.

What will happen to Cinderella at the ball game? That's the surprising climactic question in this contemporary Latin-American musical. Cinderella, a newcomer from Puerto Rico, comes to visit her stepsister, Rosa, in the United States.

The catch:
Cinderella speaks only Spanish and Rosa speaks only English. Will these two girls be able to reach an understanding at the [basket] ball game?

This groundbreaking bilingual children's musical is from the award-winning team of playwright Karen Zacarías and composer Deborah Wicks la Puma. Admission is free but donations are welcome.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
New Village Arts Theatre
2787 State Street
Carlsbad, CA
MAP

Dates and times:
Thursday, December 14 - 4:00 PM
Friday, December 15 - 4:00 PM
Saturday, December 16 - 11:00 AM

For more information, please call: (760) 433-3245
12:00 PM Japanese Pottery Sale & Concert Enjoy the music of Kyoko Takeda and Jonathan Crick and Japanese-style tea bowl sale, by Julie Thompson.

Julie first fell in love with ceramics in a summer school class just before high school and has been playing in clay ever since. After college (BA, Art: San Diego State University) and graduate school (MA, Art: University of Northern Iowa) she tried to be more practical and work in graphic design. But when she discovered she could make a living with clay there was no turning back.


For many years Julie worked in colorful, detailed inlaid colored porcelain, shipping to galleries all over the country. In 2000 she shifted her emphasis, no longer marketing her work through wholesale markets, abandoning all the travel and concentrating on the San Diego market. She now works in high-fire stoneware and porcelain. Her work is notable for rich colorful glazes and is designed for function as well as decoration. Her ongoing fascination of work with clay is inspired by new forms that emerge and continue to evolve. Flat forms that can take a painterly design continue to be a favorite.

Julie and a group of her friends, "Five Potters," hold two sales each year: one in July, and one in December with the San Diego Pottery Tour. Julie has taught at Grossmont College and Southwestern College and participated in the Chinese Ceramic Exchange, demonstrating her porcelain techniques to student potters in China. She is also a member of Allied Craftsmen of San Diego.

Admission/Cost: $5

Location:
Private Residence
4880 Biona Dr.
San Diego, CA 92116
MAP

Saturday, December 16 - 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 280-9142 or Email: [email protected]
2:00 PM Stage: La Posada Magica "La Posada Magica"
Director & Choreographer: Carlos Mendoza
Produced by: Hispanic Arts Theatre
Fun for the Whole Family - Piñata for children during intermission.

Las posadas is a novenario (nine days of religious observance) celebrated chiefly in Mexico and by Mexican-Americans in the United States, beginning December 16 and ending December 24 of every year. La Posada is a parade led by Mary and Joseph while "La Posada Magica," on the other hand, is a musical play that follows this tradition and adds a fun, musical spin to the story.

This production is a guaranteed family destination that truly is fun for everyone. Performed in English with a Latin beat, this enchanting musical play for all ages is about a young girl who joins her neighborhood posada on Christmas Eve. Along the way, Gracie and her companions encounter colorful characters, including chocolate-gobbling sisters, graveyard spooks and a heartthrob rock singer. Finally, the journey through her community commemorates Joseph and Mary's search for lodging and becomes--for Gracie--a time of discovery, renewal and reunion.

"La Posada Magica" was a holiday staple in Costa Mesa, California for 15 continuous years. Hispanic Arts Theatre itself has performed the production for San Diego audiences for three years. Once again "La Posada Magica" returns in 2017 for the holiday season and we're overjoyed to bring plays for kids and the whole family back this year.

Admission/Cost: $18 - $36

Location:
Coronado Playhouse
1835 Strand Way
Coronado, CA
MAP

Dates and times:
Friday, December 15 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 16 - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 17 - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 435-4856 or visit: www.coronadoplayhouse.com
2:00 PM CDM Roots Thailand The Roots Thailand event will feature cultural performances and activities highlighting the diverse traditions of Thailand. The afternoon includes special art activities, interactive storytelling, as well as music and dance provided by local traditional Thai performers. Visitors can also experience all the hands-on exhibits at the SDCDM for free.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
San Diego Children Discovery Museum
320 North Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025
MAP

Saturday, December 16 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please call: (760) 233-7755 or visit: www.sdcdm.org
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
MAP

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
3:30 PM Dance: Odissi School December Recital Join the Center for World Music for the Monthly Dance Recital of the Odissi Dance School.

Each month the school hosts a performance in which students present dance compositions that they have mastered under the instruction of our master teacher from India, Rudraprasad Swain of the Orissa Dance Academy.

This month's program will feature dancers Namrata Bhargava and Reni Biswas.

If you would like to learn about Odissi and meet the students and teachers of our school, this is a great opportunity. The event is free and open to the public.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Odissi Dance School
2225 9th Street
Encinitas, CA 92024
MAP

Saturday, December 16 - 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 363-3007 or visit: www.centerforworldmusic.org
4:00 PM Posada at Border X Brewing Come and celebrate Posada traditions such as Piñatas, Ponche, Champurrado, Bunuelos and other fun activities! Family friendly, and FREE!

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Border X Brewing
2181 Logan Ave
San Diego, CA 92113
MAP

Saturday, December 16 - 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 501-0503 or visit: www.facebook.com
7:00 PM Yalda Celebration The Persian Cultural Center will host their Yalda Celebration. Iranians around the world celebrate Yalda, which is one of the most ancient Persian festivals. The festival dates back to the time when a majority of Persians were followers of Zoroastrianism prior to the advent of Islam.

On Yalda festival, Iranians celebrate the arrival of winter, the renewal of the sun and the victory of light over darkness.

Admission/Cost: $50 - $60

Location:
Sufi Mediterranean Cuisine
5915 Balboa Ave
San Diego, CA 92111
MAP

Saturday, December 16 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 552-9355
7:00 PM Stage: La Posada Magica Las Posadas is a novenario (nine days of religious observance) celebrated chiefly in Mexico and by Mexican-Americans in the United States, beginning December 16 and ending December 24 of every year. La Posada is a parade led by Mary and Joseph while "La Posada Magica," on the other hand, is a musical play that follows this tradition and adds a fun, musical spin to the story.

This production is a guaranteed family destination that truly is fun for everyone. Performed in English with a Latin beat, this enchanting musical play for all ages is about a young girl who joins her neighborhood posada on Christmas Eve. Along the way, Gracie and her companions encounter colorful characters, including chocolate-gobbling sisters, graveyard spooks and a heartthrob rock singer. Finally, the journey through her community commemorates Joseph and Mary's search for lodging and becomes--for Gracie--a time of discovery, renewal and reunion.

"La Posada Magica" was a holiday staple in Costa Mesa, California for 15 continuous years. Hispanic Arts Theatre itself has performed the production for San Diego audiences for three years. Once again "La Posada Magica" returns in 2017 for the holiday season and we're overjoyed to bring plays for kids and the whole family back this year.

Admission/Cost: $18 - $36

Location:
Coronado Playhouse
1835 Strand Way
Coronado, CA
MAP

Dates and times:
Friday, December 15 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 16 - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 17 - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 435-4856 or visit: www.coronadoplayhouse.com
7:30 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
MAP

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
7:30 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker This elaborate production will take you on Clara's magical journey from her family Christmas party where toy soldiers and mice become life sized to the enchanted Snow Forest and the Land of Sweets where she is welcomed by the Sugar Plum Fairy. Accompanied by the City Ballet Orchestra and Chorus. Following each matinee performance, members of the cast will be in the lobby to greet audience members and pose for photos. Runs through Christmas Eve.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $85

Location:
Spreckels Theatre
121 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Dates and times:
Friday, December 8 - 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, December 9 - 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Saturday, December 9 - 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, December 10 - 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Friday, December 15 - 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, December 16 - 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Saturday, December 16 - 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, December 17 - 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Friday, December 22 - 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, December 23 - 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Saturday, December 23 - 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, December 24 - 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
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