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Saturday, Dec 14
All Day Old Town Las Posadas
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Paris Holiday Celebration
1:00 PM Southern California Ballet The Nutcracker
1:00 PM Talk: Dragons, Myth and Reality
2:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
5:00 PM Stage: Sila (The Arctic Cycle)
6:00 PM Centro Cultural de la Raza‎ Posada
7:00 PM Southern California Ballet The Nutcracker
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
7:00 PM Stage: Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Christmas Angels
7:00 PM Stage: A Midsummer Night's Dream
7:30 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
8:00 PM Film: Love Actually
Sunday, Dec 15
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Hanukkah Painted Placemat Class
10:00 AM Association for Jewish Studies Conference
1:00 PM Southern California Ballet The Nutcracker
2:00 PM Stage: Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Christmas Angels
2:00 PM Stage: A Midsummer Night's Dream
2:00 PM A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play
2:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
3:00 PM World Holiday Traditions Variety Show
7:00 PM World Holiday Traditions Variety Show
7:00 PM Staged Reading: Lighting the Way
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
Monday, Dec 16
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Association for Jewish Studies Conference
12:45 PM Film: The Bookshop
7:00 PM Stage: A People's Cuban Christmas Tale
Tuesday, Dec 17
All Day Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Association for Jewish Studies Conference
6:30 PM Open Reading: The Merry Wives Of Windsor
7:00 PM Stage: Cirque Dreams Holidaze
7:00 PM Staged Reading: Lighting the Way
Wednesday, Dec 18
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
7:00 PM Stage: Cirque Dreams Holidaze
7:30 PM Music: Irish Christmas in America
Thursday, Dec 19
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Talk: Consul General Carlos González Gutiérrez
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
7:00 PM Stage: Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Christmas Angels
7:30 PM Mariachi Sol De Mexico: A Merry-achi Christmas
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: La Befana Vien di Notte (The Legend of the Christmas Witch)
Friday, Dec 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
7:00 PM Stage: Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Christmas Angels
7:00 PM A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play
7:30 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
8:00 PM Film: Downton Abbey
Saturday, Dec 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:30 AM Pekiti-Tirsia Kali Class
2:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
7:00 PM Winterdance Celtic Christmas Celebration
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
7:00 PM Stage: Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Christmas Angels
7:00 PM A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play
7:30 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
8:00 PM Film: Downton Abbey
Sunday, Dec 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM Winter Solstice Native American Flute Concert
2:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
2:00 PM Stage: Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Christmas Angels
2:00 PM A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play
3:00 PM Food: AfroVegan Pop Up
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
Monday, Dec 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Dec 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Wednesday, Dec 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Thursday, Dec 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Friday, Dec 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Dim Sum Tour
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< Friday, December 20, 2019 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Spotlight

One Book - One San Diego Events

Stage

Cambodian Rock Band
Until December 15, 2019

Around the World in 80 Days
Until December 21, 2019

A Christmas Carol
Until December 29, 2019

* Note: newest and shorter run productions can be found in our regular calendar listings.

Exhibitions and Art

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

Hanjialin Bao - Between Black and White
Until January 26 2020

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

Places

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

Walking Tour of Asian Pacific Historic District
Ongoing, every 2nd Saturday of each month

Chicano Park Tour
Ongoing Saturdays and Sundays

Kids

Kids Meet Mandarin
Ongoing Fridays

Chinese Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Spanish Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Bilingual Storytime
Ongoing Fridays

Classes and Workshops

Asian Brush Painting/Sumi-e Class
Ongoing Tuesdays

Capoeira Angola de Sao Bento Grande
Ongoing Saturdays

Mahjong Lessons
Ongoing Thursdays

Emei Qigong Practice
Ongoing Saturdays

Kokedama Workshop
Ongoing every 1st and 3rd Tuesday

Irish Gaelic Conversation Circle
Ongoing Tuesdays

Tai Chi Workshop
Ongoing Saturdays
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park Take an extraordinary journey to the magical Land of the Sweets with Clara and her Nutcracker Prince at the San Diego Civic Youth Ballet’s annual production of The Nutcracker. Witness an epic battle between toy soldiers and mice before being whisked away to an enchanting land of falling snow, waltzing flowers, and the dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $20

Location:
Casa del Prado Theatre
Balboa Park
1600 Village Place
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Dates and times:
From Wednesday, December 11 to Sunday December 22, 2019
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM Stage: Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Christmas Angels A new case is brought to the world's greatest detective, told with faint echoes of classic holiday tales you already know. A cast of 20 brings Christmas (along with a head-scratching who-dunnit) to every Holmes fan. The production is embellished by colorful period costumes, holiday music and dancers, and distinctive Victorian Era dialogue of Holmes' England.

Admission/Cost: $5 - $16

Location:
California Center for the Arts
340 N. Escondido Boulevard
Escondido, CA 9202
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Thursday, December 12 until Sunday, December 22, 2019
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
7:00 PM A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play Based on the classic by Charles Dickens Join us in the studios of WOTC radio as we broadcast the Charles Dickens classic tale of miserly curmudgeon Ebenezer Scrooge and his visits from the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. An OTC original adaptation. Family-friendly.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $29

Location:
Sunshine Brooks Theatre
217 N. Coast Highway
Oceanside, CA 92054
MAP

Dates and times:
Friday, December 13 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, December 14 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Sunday, December 15 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 15 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday, December 20 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, December 21 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Sunday, December 22 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker The Nutcracker is the classic Victorian-era story of the adventures of Clara, the Nutcracker Prince, Herr Drosselmeyer and the Sugar Plum Fairy told through a magical theatrical experience to Peter Tchaikovsky's famous score. Young and old alike will be captivated by Elizabeth Wistrich's choreography, the exquisite costumes and grand sets. Let your childhood dreams return and inspire you to imagine a by gone time.

Admission/Cost: $34 - $93

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

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday December 6 to Saturday December 21, 2019
Fridays & Saturdays - 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday Matinees - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
8:00 PM Film: Downton Abbey This sumptuous spectacle weaves a sweeping saga of the Crawley family and their loyal servants who must furiously prepare for a visit by the King and Queen. Featuring Maggie Smith, Jim Carter, Imelda Staunton and Elizabeth McGovern. Cinema Under the Stars is an intimate outdoor movie theater, located directly behind Tops Salon in Mission Hills. Admission Prices: Members - $17; Box Office - $18; Online - $20. (Pay with cash or check only). Reserve seats on the website, starting Wednesday at 9 AM The box office opens at 6:00 PM Popcorn, candy and assorted beverages are $2 each. A classic cartoon is screened before most films. Heaters and blankets are provided. For additional information, call (619) 295-4221, or go to the website (www.topspresents.com).

Admission/Cost: $17 - $20

Location:
Cinema Under the Stars
4040 Goldfinch Street
San Diego, CA 92103
MAP

Dates and times:
Friday, December 20 - 8:00 PM to 10:20 PM
Saturday, December 21 - 8:00 PM to 10:20 PM
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