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Thursday, Jan 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM Discussion: The Xinjiang Crisis: Domestic and International Reactions
5:00 PM La Bodega Art Gallery Fundraiser
7:00 PM  Italian Film: A Casa Tutti Bene (There Is No Place Like Home)
7:00 PM Italian Film: Mid-August Lunch
7:30 PM Stage: The Great Leap
8:00 PM Comedy: Armando Anto
8:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
Friday, Jan 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM Music: Railroad Earth
11:30 AM Lunar New Year Lion Dancing
5:00 PM  San Diego Tết Festival
5:30 PM SDMA+ The San Diego Ballet
7:00 PM Music: Kambiz Pakan
7:30 PM Shen Yun Chinese Music and Dance
8:00 PM Stage: The Great Leap
8:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
8:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
10:30 PM San Diego Midnight Lion Dance Show 2020
Saturday, Jan 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM  San Diego Tết Festival
10:00 AM Lunar New Year at SeaWorld
11:00 AM 2nd Annual Australia Day
11:00 AM  Balboa Park Chinese New Year Festival
1:00 PM Maki Ishiwata Workshop
1:00 PM Discussion: No Human Being is Illegal
2:00 PM Talk: A Child's POV of the Nazis
2:00 PM Shen Yun Chinese Music and Dance
2:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
3:00 PM Stage: The Great Leap
5:30 PM Celebration: Chinese Lunar New Year Banquet 2020
6:00 PM Year of the Rat Art Show
6:30 PM  Dance: Lakshmi Basile
6:30 PM  Music: Matrida Umoja Band
7:00 PM Dance: Zikr With Whirling Dervishes
8:00 PM Music: Railroad Earth
8:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
8:00 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
8:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
8:00 PM Stage: The Great Leap
10:00 PM International Student Festival
Sunday, Jan 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Lunar New Year at SeaWorld
11:00 AM  San Diego Tết Festival
11:00 AM  Balboa Park Chinese New Year Festival
12:00 PM Hands On Kimchi Workshop
12:00 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
1:00 PM Maki Ishiwata Workshop 2
1:00 PM Voices Of Hope: Survivors Of The Holocaust Share Their Stories
2:00 PM Stage: The Great Leap
2:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
2:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
2:00 PM Shen Yun Chinese Music and Dance
3:30 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
3:30 PM Indian Cultural Art Showcase
7:00 PM  Django JazzFest
7:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
Monday, Jan 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Middle-Eastern Drum Class
Tuesday, Jan 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 PM Talk: Symbols Of The French Language
7:30 PM Book Signing: Yangsze Choo
Wednesday, Jan 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Poetry for the People: African Americans
7:30 PM Music: Lerner-Moguilevsky Duo
7:30 PM Stage: The Great Leap
Thursday, Jan 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Cine En Sherman & Humano Film Festival
6:30 PM Sushi Making Class
7:00 PM Italian Film: Maccheroni
7:00 PM South Korean Pop Supergroup: SuperM
7:00 PM Book: Between Two Fires
7:00 PM  Human Rights Film Festival
7:30 PM Stage: The Great Leap
8:00 PM  Music: Sergio Mendes
8:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
Friday, Jan 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
3:00 PM Bojo's Place: A Musical Revue
7:00 PM Book Signing: Isabel Allende
7:00 PM Music: Kimba Light
7:00 PM  Human Rights Film Festival
8:00 PM Bojo's Place: A Musical Revue
8:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
8:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
8:00 PM Stage: The Great Leap
Saturday, Feb 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM 6th Annual Cuyamaca College POWWOW
10:00 AM Lunar New Year at SeaWorld
12:00 PM Human Rights Film Festival
2:00 PM Music: Ozokidz
2:00 PM Staged Reading: Hand Under Hand
2:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
2:30 PM DIY Miso Making Workshop
3:00 PM Stage: The Great Leap
7:00 PM Italian Film: The Girl in the Fog (La Ragazza Nella Nebbia)
7:15 PM Viennese Nights: A Grand Victorian Ball
7:30 PM Ludmila Peterkova String Quartet
8:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
8:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
8:00 PM Stage: The Great Leap
9:00 PM Comedy: Mike Salazar
Sunday, Feb 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Lunar New Year at SeaWorld
2:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
2:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
3:00 PM Bojo's Place: A Musical Revue
7:00 PM Ethnic Heritage Ensemble
7:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
Monday, Feb 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Middle-Eastern Drum Class
Tuesday, Feb 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Wednesday, Feb 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Poetry for the People: African Americans
7:30 PM Stage: The Great Leap
Calendar

< Saturday, December 21, 2019 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Stage

Bloomsday
Until February 2, 2020

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

Exhibitions and Art

Constructed Mythologies: Luis Gonzalez Palma
Until January 26, 2020

Art of East Asia
Ongoing

Art Of The 20th Century
Ongoing

German Expressionism
Ongoing

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 Class
Ongoing Tuesdays

Poetry for the People: African Americans
Wednesdays until March 11, 2020

Tai Chi Workshop
Ongoing Saturdays

Italian Intermediate Conversation Class
Ongoing Tuesdays until February 25, 2020


•< a href=//./index.php?module=calendar&calendar[view]=event&id=21087">Yiddish for Beginners
Ongoing Sundays
9:30 AM Pekiti-Tirsia Kali Class Learn the Filipino blade art of Pekiti-Tirsia Kali. We teach sword/stick, knife, as well as empty-hands combatives and self-defense (pangamut, dumog). Develop realistic, practical skills in every class!

We have extra training gear if you do not have your own. Otherwise, bring the following;
- 1 pair rattan sticks (length: 28", diameter: 7/8"-1")
- 1 pair rubber training knives
- Hydration
- Workout towel
- Sunscreen
- Head cover and sunglasses (optional)

Wear comfortable workout clothes, be ready to train and have fun!

Admission/Cost: $30

Location:
Pekiti-Tirsia Kali Kidlat
7960 Civita Bld.
San Diego, CA 92108

Saturday, December 21 - 9:30 AM " 11:30 AM
2:00 PM Ballet Arte's Nutcracker Experience the magic of this beloved holiday ballet. As the lights dim, the music soars, snowflakes swirl, flowers dance, and a little girl dreams, Ballet Arte's Nutcracker will bring an unforgettable spark to everyone's Holiday.

Admission/Cost: $28 - $35

Location:
David and Dorothea Garfield Theatre
4126 Executive Drive
San Diego, CA 92037
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, December 21 - 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 21 - 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 22 - 2:00 PM
Sunday, December 22 - 6:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 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 Sunday December 22, 2019
Fridays & Saturdays - 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday Matinees - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
6:00 PM Desi Christmas Party It's a Desi Christmas Party with gifts, live christmas songs, a Christmas story, kid friendly. Every kid gets a gift. Come dressed up and take a family pic using Christmas props in a free photo booth. Event followed by dinner.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Flex Space
9484 Black Mountain Road
San Diego, CA
MAP

Saturday, December 21 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
7:00 PM Winterdance Celtic Christmas Celebration Molly’s Revenge, with special guest vocalist Amelia Hogan and Irish dancers, will present an evening of music, song, and dance associated with the festive season. The performance will include Christmas songs both old and new, all played with a Celtic twist. Molly’s Revenge is comprised of a trio of Californians who have dedicated their lives to Celtic music. David Brewer has been playing whistle, bodhran, and four types of bagpipes for over 20 years. His authentic and unique style of playing has earned him the reputation of being one of the most accomplished pipers on the West Coast. John Weed is a classically-trained violinist who switched to playing Irish fiddle about 20 years ago. In recent years his fiddling has grown to include American, Quebecois, and Swedish fiddle styles. Guitarist Stuart Mason has been collecting and performing traditional music for over 40 years. He also leads workshops and classes in traditional music techniques at music camps and festivals. Amelia Hogan sings traditional Irish, Scottish, British, American and contemporary folk ballads with lilting grace and subtle power. Presented by the nonprofit San Diego Folk Heritage.

Admission/Cost: $19 - $24

Location:
Pilgrim United Church of Christ
2020 Chestnut Avenue
Carlsbad, CA 92008
MAP

Saturday, December 21 - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM Ballet Arte's Nutcracker Experience the magic of this beloved holiday ballet. As the lights dim, the music soars, snowflakes swirl, flowers dance, and a little girl dreams, Ballet Arte's Nutcracker will bring an unforgettable spark to everyone's Holiday.

Admission/Cost: $28 - $35

Location:
David and Dorothea Garfield Theatre
4126 Executive Drive
San Diego, CA 92037
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, December 21 - 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 21 - 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 22 - 2:00 PM
Sunday, December 22 - 6:00 PM
7:00 PM Persian Yalda Celebration Celebrate Yalda with Persian-Armenian Singer Armin Vigen and DJ Edwin at the Sufi Restaurant!

Shab-e Yalda ("Yalda night" Persian: شب یلدا‎) or Shab-e Chelleh ("night of forty", Persian: شب چله‎) is an Iranian festival celebrated on the "longest and darkest night of the year," Yalda is a winter solstice celebration,[rs 1] that is, in the night of the Northern Hemisphere's winter solstice. Calendrically, this corresponds to the night of December 20/21 (±1) in the Gregorian calendar, and to the night between the last day of the ninth month (Azar) and the first day of the tenth month (Dey) of the Iranian civil calendar.

The longest and darkest night of the year is a time when friends and family gather together to eat, drink and read poetry (especially Hafez) until well after midnight. Fruits and nuts are eaten and pomegranates and watermelons are particularly significant. The red color in these fruits symbolizes the crimson hues of dawn and glow of life. The poems of Divan-e Hafez, which can be found in the bookcases of most Iranian families, are read or recited on various occasions such as this festival and Nowruz. Shab-e Yalda was officially added to Iran's List of National Treasures in a special ceremony in 2008.

Admission/Cost: $50 - $60

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

Saturday, December 21 - 7:00 PM
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 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
7:00 PM Pastorela 2.0 Every year for nearly three decades, the Mercado Nochebuena has put on a traditional pastorela, complete with a script that was allegedly written over a hundred years ago by a groundskeeper from the Convent of San Agustín in Acolman, Mexico. Led by the grocery store's owner, Edgar Nochebuena and his daughter Alice, the Mercado Nochebuena community has faithfully executed the pastorela, making no changes to the script and continuing to use many of the same players that have participated in the show year after year. The show has become a symbol of hope for the community and a signature showpiece for the grocery store. But times are changing. The Mercado Nochebuena is struggling to keep tradition alive while competing with a brave new world where groceries are bought online and communities are forged through social media.

Admission/Cost: $17 - $20

Location:
Don Powell Theatre at SDSU
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182
MAP - [CAMPUS MAP]

Dates and times:
Friday, December 20 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 21 - 7:00 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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