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Coming Soon...
Thursday, Dec 12
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM Stage: Sila (The Arctic Cycle)
7:00 PM SDIFF Film: La Befana Vien di Notte (The Legend of the Christmas Witch)
7:00 PM Stage: Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Christmas Angels
7:00 PM Stage: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Friday, Dec 13
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM VIA Posada Holiday Celebration Fundraiser
7:00 PM Stage: Sila (The Arctic Cycle)
7:00 PM A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play
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 An Irish Christmas
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 Stage: 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 Stage: Lighting the Way
8:00 PM Reggae Tuesdaze w/ Ocean Natives & Bunny Mystic
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
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< Friday, October 11, 2019 >


All Day Hola Mexico Film Festival The San Diego Latino Film Festival will be hosting the Hola Mexico Tour 2019 at the Media Arts Center's Digital Gym. The film festival brings 9 of Mexico
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 Stage: The Three Musketeers To fulfill his dream of becoming a Musketeer, young d
4:00 PM Ocean Beach Oktoberfest The Ocean Beach Oktoberfest
5:00 PM Polish Festival The annual Polish Festival in San Diego is a wonderful cultural celebration in Pacific Beach all about Polish culture, traditions and cuisine.

Polish Festival is a tribute to our Polish heritage, our pride as American citizens, and San Diegans, and an expression of the legendary Polish hospitality. During the festival there will be performances by Polish folk dancers and various musical bands. We offer delicious polish food and the best genuine imported polish beer. A wide variety of commemorative t-shirts, hats, and other apparel will be available for purchase during the event.

Admission/Cost: $5 (children under 16 free)

St. Maximilian Kolbe Polish Roman Catholic Mission
1735 Grand Avenue
San Diego, CA 92109
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Dates and times:
Friday, October 11 - 5:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Saturday, October 12 - 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Sunday, October 13 - 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
6:00 PM Impressions of the World Exhibition Opening Impressions of the World celebrates traditional culture through the medium of art, blending Eastern and Western, honoring 500 years of Renaissance techniques, showcasing unprecedented works from our modern masters.

The opening night VIP reception will be held on October 11, 2019 in La Jolla
San Diego, California. The reception follows artists and guest speakers, wine and local cuisine will be served throughout the night. Our guests will enjoy both Western and Eastern arts and cultures all together at one place and one night.

Exhibition is from October 11 to October

Location:
The Secret Vein Clinic
7634 Girard Ave.
La Jolla, CA

Friday, October 11 - 6:00 PM
6:00 PM Film: The Great Silence Film Stock Presents a screening of Sergio Corbucci's great spaghetti western The Great Silence at MANDEVILLE 103. Corbucci, recently referenced by Once Upon a Time in Hollywood..., puts a dark spin on the West, depicting a lawless world that would come to define the U.S. at its most ruthless and mercenary. This film is a part off our Euro-Americana series, where we focus on European productions made about America, showing the country from a different perspective. Come for an exciting film and a great discussion!

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Mandeville 103
U.C. San Diego
La Jolla, CA
MAP - [CAMPUS MAP]

Friday, October 11 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
6:00 PM Original Peoples Unity Gathering 527 years since the fateful arrival of the first European colonists to this hemisphere. What followed is a devastating, systematic genocidal treatment of the Original Peoples of not only the Northern and Southern Hemisphere, Abya Yala, but Africa, the Pacific Islands, Asia and Oceania. Today the need for unity to confront the repercussions of European Settler Colonialism and their subsequent nation states. Original Peoples are faced with poverty, malnutrition, lack of healthcare, employment opportunities and many other conditions. Our youth, the future, decry this global environmental crisis, climate change, water theft and contamination, We will stand together to confront our conditions under settler colonialism. Please come and stand with us, together, unified in struggle. Bring chairs and water to share.

Admission/Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Chicano Park
San Diego, CA 92113
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Friday, October 11 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
6:00 PM Stage: The Three Musketeers To fulfill his dream of becoming a Musketeer, young d
7:00 PM Stage: The Sound of Music Helix Charter High School presents The Sound of Music, based on the real life story of the Von Trapp Family singers. Maria, the tomboyish postulant at an Austrian abbey, becomes a governess in the home of a widowed naval captain with seven children. She brings a new love of life and music into the home.

Admission/Cost: $8 - $10

Location:
Helix High School
7323 University Avenue
La Mesa, CA 91942
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Dates and times:
Friday, October 11 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, October 12 - 2:00 PM
Saturday, October 12 - 7:00 PM
Thursday, October 17 - 6:00 PM
Friday, October 18 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, October 19 - 2:00 PM
Saturday, October 19 - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM Stage: The Importance of Being Earnest Two well-to-do bachelors spend time with various family and friends in town and in the country
7:00 PM Indian Film: Half Widow Amid the backdrop of the Kashmiri conflict, a young woman must come to grips with the disappearance of her doting husband and embarks on harrowing journey of self-discovery. Directed by Danish Renzu.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Room OC3601 (Little Theatre)
1 Barnard Dr.
MiraCosta College
Oceanside, CA
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Friday, October 11 - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM Film: Pupille Our next movie is Pupille - In Safe Hands, a film by Jeanne Herry, featuring Sandrine Kiberlain, Gilles Lellouche and Elodie Bouchez. This movie has received excellent critics by professional and public spectators everywhere in France.

Admission/Admission/Cost: $9 donation requested

Location:
San Diego French-American School
6550 Soledad Mountain Rd
La Jolla CA 92037
MAP

Friday, October 11 - 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
7:00 PM Stage: Picasso at the Lapin Agile The year is 1904. Albert Einstein, a 25-year-old patent clerk, waits for his date at the Lapin Agile, a Parisian watering hole, when 23-year-old Pablo Picasso drops in to meet a recent conquest who is hoping for a return engagement. Einstein is a year away from transforming physics with his theory of relativity and the young painter will soon set the art world afire with Cubism. But at this moment, they are drawn to each other by a mutual sense of self confidence and curiosity. Kept company over the course of their evening by an amusingly incontinent barfly, a gullible yet lovable bartender, a wise waitress, and a surprise visitor from beyond, the two geniuses
7:30 PM Panel Discussion about Iranian Arts Ali Sadr will host a panel discussion about Iranian arts. Dr. Ladan Akbarnia Curator of South Asian and Islamic Art at the SDMA will discuss "Displaying Iran in the context of the Global Museum" and Joshua Charney, performer, composer, and musicologist will discuss "The Shiraz Arts Festival: Cultural Democracy, National Identity and Revolution."

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Iranian-American Center
6790 Top Gun St. Suite #7
San Diego, CA 92121
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Friday, October 11 - 7:30 PM
7:30 PM Stage: Foxfire Set in rural America, in the heart of southern Appalachia, Foxfire is about the strength of family, the burnished love of a long marriage, and the values that have sustained this nation. It is laced with music by Jonathan Brielle, with live stage performances by a 4-piece bluegrass band.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $29

Location:
Sunshine Brooks Theatre
217 N. Coast Highway
Oceanside, 92054
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Ongoing from Friday, October 11 until Sunday, October 27, 2019
Fridays - 7:30 PM
Saturdays - 7:30 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
7:45 PM Kuchipudi Dance Drama A Kuchipudi Dance Drama by Vempati Chinna Satyam and team.

Admission/Cost: Free - $30

Location:
Joan B. Kroc Theatre
6611 University Ave.
San Diego, CA 92115
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Friday, October 11 - 7:45 PM
8:00 PM Opera: A Midsummer Night's Dream Artists: Rafael Payare, conductor Víkingur Ólafsson, piano Tasha Koontz, soprano Kira Dills-DeSurra, mezzo soprano Women of the San Diego Master Chorale Actors: Roger Mueller, Jill Shellabarger, Matthew Krause, Susan Shunk, Jonathan Mastro, Brad Armacost and Scott Rad Brown Text Adaptation and Stage Director: Gerard McBurney Video Projections: Mike Tutaj REPERTOIRE ESTÉVEZ: Mediodía en el llano (Midday on the Plains) SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 MENDELSSOHN: Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 (with text by William Shakespeare) Please join us 45 minutes before the concert for "What's the Score?", a lively talk about the composers and the repertoire given by commentator Nuvi Mehta from the stage of Copley Symphony Hall. ABOUT Hear Felix Mendelssohn's music as it was meant to be experienced, as a stellar cast of actors presents an abridged version of William Shakespeare
8:00 PM Stage: Bad Hombres/Good Wives Don Ernesto, a muy macho cartel lord of Sinaloa, is used to getting exactly what he wants. In this case, what he wants is Eva
9:00 PM Film: Aladdin (2019) It
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