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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
Calendar

< Saturday, August 3, 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
10:00 AM Bazaar del Mundo Latin American Festival Latin American folk artists from Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, El Salvador and Ecuador and more will gather at Old Town
10:30 AM Latino Family Expo The UnidosUS National Latino Family Expo is two days of entertainment, giveaways, and services
12:00 PM Japanese Friendship Garden Bon Odori Festival The Buddhist Temple of San Diego and the Japanese Friendship Garden invite you to the 2019 Bon Odori "Gathering of Joy" festival in Balboa Park!

The Bon Odori Festival is a Japanese tradition to celebrate one
1:30 PM Carlsbad Music Festival The 16th annual Carlsbad Music Festival is a 3-day summer celebration of adventurous music by the beach on Friday-Sunday, Aug. 2-4, 2019, in the charming seaside Village of Carlsbad.The Festival, called
2:00 PM Stage: The Hunchback of Notre Dame What makes a monster and what makes a man? Based on the 1996 Disney film adaptation of Victor Hugo
2:00 PM Stage: Mama Mia! ABBA
5:30 PM Stage: The Comedy of Errors The North Coast Rep Theater School presents Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors tells the story of two sets of identical twins that were accidentally separated at birth. Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, arrive in Ephesus, which turns out to be the home of their long lost twins, who go by the same names: Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant, Dromio of Ephesus. When the Syracusans encounter the friends and families of their twins, a series of wild mishaps based on mistaken identities lead to wrongful beatings, a near-seduction, the arrest of Antipholus of Ephesus, and false accusations of infidelity, theft, madness, and demonic possession.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Locations:
Grauer School
1500 S. El Camino Real
Encinitas CA 92024
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Birdwing Amphitheater Open Air Classroom
7:00 PM Stage: Mama Mia! ABBA
7:00 PM Iranian Film: Nabat Please join us the Iranian American Center for a screening of Nabat followed by talk and discussion. We have the honor to be the host of Mr. Shahab Hosseini in this special event.

Taeed, a 44-year-old architect is leading a happy life with his 12-year-old daughter, Nabat in Tehran. Nabat has been raised by her father since she was one. Being a single parent, Saeed has formed a special bond with his daughter. However; when a woman unexpectedly enters their lives, all three characters are confronted with their greatest fears and secrets.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $25

Location:
Building Q Auditorium
6455 Lusk Blvd
San Diego, CA 92121
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Dates and times:
Saturday, August 3 - 7:00 PM
Sunday, August 4 - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM Stage: 13 The Musical Following a move from New York City to small-town Indiana, young Evan Goldman grapples with his parents' divorce, prepares for his impending Bar Mitzvah, and navigates the complicated social circles of a new school.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $25

Location:
Diversionary Theatre
4545 Park Boulevard
San Diego, 92116
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Ongoing until Sunday, August 4, 2019
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays - 7:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM Music: C.J. Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band C.J. Chenier grew up steeped in the indigenous Louisiana Creole culture and zydeco music. His father, Clifton Chenier, was a pioneering accordionist known as
8:00 PM Film: West Side Story Finger-snapping, toe-tapping landmark musical. Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer are star-crossed lovers on opposite sides of a New York turf war. Rita Moreno and George Chakiris co-star. Music by Leonard Bernstein. Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.

Cinema Under the Stars is an intimate outdoor movie theater, located directly behind Tops Salon in Mission Hills.

Popcorn, candy and assorted hot and cold drinks sell for $2 each and a classic cartoon is screened before most films. Heaters and blankets are provided to keep you warm.

Admission/Cost: $17 - $20

Location:
Cinema Under The Stars
4040 Goldfinch St.
San Diego, CA
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Dates and times:
Saturday, August 3 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, August 4 - 8:00 PM
8:00 PM Italian Film: There Is No Place Like Home (A Casa Tutti Bene) A big family that like any other one includes relatives that see each other often and others that rarely meet, reunite to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of grandma Alba and grandpa Pietro at their island Villa. The weather strands all on the island and the idyll between them seems to be over.

Admission/Cost: $8

Location:
Amici Park
State Street & Date Street
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, August 3 - 8:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Songs for a New World This collection of songs examines life, love, and the choices that we make. The audience is transported from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to a ledge, 57 stories above Fifth Avenue, to meet a startling array of characters. A young man has determined that basketball is his ticket out of the ghetto and a woman dreams of marrying rich, which nabs her the man of her dreams.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $25

Location:
Patio Playhouse Theatre
116 S. Kalmia Street
Escondido, 92025
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, August 2 to Sunday, August 18
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 4:00 PM
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