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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

Books & Literature

Book signings with an author whose writings concern cross-cultural and international topics.

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12/15/2019 - 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
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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
12/13/2019 - 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
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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
12/17/2019 - Open Reading: The Merry Wives Of Windsor
Sir John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. But it’s the women of Windsor who pull the strings in this story... ~From Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC)

Connie Boyd, the Director, has taught Drama and English for 28 years at San Pasqual High School. Took students to Fullerton, Thespians, Drama Teachers Association of Southern California, and English Speaking Union Shakespeare competitions. They performed in in-classroom presentations of poetry and short scenes. Directed and acted at Patio Playhouse for 33 years

You’re invited! welcome. We recast after every scene so all who want to get a chance to read. All casting is non-gender specific so women can read men's roles and vice-versa. If you’d like to just listen that’s OK too. Please bring a copy of the play if possible. We MAY have a couple of extra copies. Your cell phones can also bring up the text. The benefit to you when you read Shakespeare out loud is that you sharpen your cold reading skills whether you’re an actor or someone who just enjoys speaking and hearing the wonderful poetry and graceful language. It doesn't hurt your street cred either

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Barnes & Noble Escondido
810 West Valley Parkway
Escondido, CA 92025
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Tuesday, December 17 - 6:30 PM
12/14/2019 - Talk: Dragons, Myth and Reality
Courtenay McGowen (Mingei International Museum of Art Board of Trustees Chair) will engage the public in a talk about a creature that has been a source of fascination for centuries--the dragon. Nowadays, dragons are fixtures in pop culture, through franchises like How to Train Your Dragon, Dungeons and Dragons, and Game of Thrones. However, the cultural history behind this creature as a type of ancient imagery that is inherited from our species’ innate fear of predators is not widely known. Through “Dragons: Myth & Reality,” Courtenay will explore the history of dragons in folklore, folk craft, and art from across the world, while challenging participants to question how these creatures of great mythological strength came to be. This lecture is held in conjunction with the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum’s ongoing exhibit, Dragons: Exploring the Symbolism Behind China’s Most Revered Creature(June 1 2019-January 26 2020).

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
Chuang Archive & Learning Center
541 B Second Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, December 14 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
12/07/2019 - Book Signing: Mollie Moon
Mollie Moon;s life has been filled with travels throughout Europe, the U.S. and South America, which has given her exposure to many lifestyles and cultures. Her own family background is mixed, with family members on three continents. The immigrant is usually at the center of her novels, reflecting her own history and experience. She resides in Southern California and Five Wishes is her second novel. A third has been published and her fourth novel is in the works.

Five Wishes by Mollie Moon, book summary:

Maria Elena grows up in a violent, poverty-stricken barrio in Honduras. Her dream of a better life becomes more realistic when she makes friends with Lolita, who seems to have the right connections. Together, they plan an escape to L.A., but Lolita's connection is Tio, a drug lord and human trafficker. In spite of her misgivings, Maria Elena joins Lolita and escapes her futureless life, only to end up in a foreign country alone, hungry, and scared.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
San Diego Central Public Library
330 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, December 7 - 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sandiego.librarymarket.com
12/03/2019 - Teen Book Club: The Golden Compass
Teens, come by the library and join us in discussing the book, The Golden Compass, by Philip Pullman. Accompanied by her daemon, Lyra Belacqua sets out to prevent her best friend and other kidnapped children from becoming the subject of gruesome experiments in the Far North. If you cannot make this month's book club, please join us in January where we will be reading and discussing Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Coronado Library
640 Orange Avenue
Coronado, 92118
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Tuesday, December 3 - 3:30 PM
11/21/2019 - Travel Log Book Workshop
Instructor: Amy Becraft | Preserve your unique travel experience in a place that is as unique as you are. Create your own blank travel log book for your next trip or use it as a foundation for a previous one. Learn the basics of bookbinding using an accordion construction, the pamphlet stitch, and folding and scoring paper to create unique pockets and fold-outs for your mementos, ticket stubs, and receipts. Choose between an assortment of papers for journaling such as ledger, lined, graph, and blank paper. Explore multiple ways to close, fasten and secure different book sections to create your unique platform for a travel mashup! Please register in advance.

Admission/Cost: $94 - $109

Location:
Bravo School of Art South Park
2963 Beech Street
San Diego, CA 92102
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Dates and times:
Thursday, November 21 - 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Sunday, December 8 - 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
11/22/2019 - Talk: What Americans Read When They Read About the Holocaust
Professor Emeritus Lawrence Baron will guide our audience through perennial best-selling Holocaust books and why they appeal to a diverse spectrum of the American reading public. Though Anne Frank, Primo Levi, and Elie Wiesel are obviously on this top-ten list, the other works on it range from children's books to Christian Evangelical memoirs.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
San Carlos Library
7265 Jackson Drive
San Diego, CA 92119
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Friday, November 22 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
11/14/2019 - Book Signing: Laura Trethewey
On Thursday, November 14th at 7:30pm Warwick's will host Laura Trethewey as she discusses and signs her new book, The Imperiled Ocean: Human Stories from a Changing Sea. Laura Trethewey is an ocean journalist and the senior writer and editor at Ocean.org, a multi-media story-telling site run by the Vancouver Aquarium. She has been published in Smithsonian Magazine, Courier International, The Walrus, The Globe and Mail, Hakai Magazine, and Canadian Geographic. She lives in Vancouver and this is her first book. This event is free and open to the public. Reserved Seating is available when the book is pre-ordered from Warwick's for the event. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Warwick's
7812 Girard Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Thursday, November 14 - 7:30 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 454-0347
11/18/2019 - Book Discussion: Sudipta Sen
Join us for a book reading and discussion of
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