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Coming Soon...
Friday, Dec 6
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
3:00 PM Balboa Park December Nights
5:00 PM Mingei Holiday Market
7:00 PM Stage: Sila (The Arctic Cycle)
7:00 PM Music: Christmas In Ireland with Emmet Cahill
7:00 PM Book Signing: Yann Richard
7:30 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
7:30 PM Stage: Elektra
8:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
8:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
8:00 PM Stage: And Neither Have I Wings To Fly
8:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
Saturday, Dec 7
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM French Holidays Market
10:30 AM Tamale Making Workshop
12:00 PM Balboa Park December Nights
1:00 PM Book Signing: Mollie Moon
2:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
2:00 PM Building Community Bridges Cultural Fair
2:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
3:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
7:00 PM Tibetan Bowl & Gong Concert
7:00 PM Stage: Sila (The Arctic Cycle)
7:30 PM Stage: Elektra
8:00 PM Music: Pablo Sainz Villegas Tribute To Segovia
8:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
8:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
8:00 PM Stage: And Neither Have I Wings To Fly
8:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
Sunday, Dec 8
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Sila (The Arctic Cycle)
2:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
2:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
2:00 PM Stage: And Neither Have I Wings To Fly
2:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
4:00 PM Encinitas Ballet: The Nutcracker
4:00 PM Amnesty International Write-a-Thon
6:00 PM Comedy: Modi Rosenfeld
7:00 PM Music: Jason Vieaux
7:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
7:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
7:30 PM Music: Andrea Bocelli
8:00 PM John Leguizamo: Latin History for Morons
Monday, Dec 9
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Dec 10
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Music: Gamelan and Mariachi Ensembles
7:30 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
Wednesday, Dec 11
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:30 PM SDLFF Poster Unveiling Party
6:00 PM Movie: The Farewell
7:00 PM Stage: A Midsummer Night's Dream
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
7:30 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
7:30 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
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: A Midsummer Night's Dream
7:30 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
7:30 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
8:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
Friday, Dec 13
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
6:00 PM VIA Posada Holiday Celebration Fundraiser
7:00 PM Stage: Sila (The Arctic Cycle)
7:00 PM Stage: A Midsummer Night's Dream
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
7:30 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
8:00 PM An Irish Christmas
8:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
8:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
8:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
Saturday, Dec 14
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 Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
2:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
3:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
5:00 PM Stage: Sila (The Arctic Cycle)
7:00 PM Southern California Ballet The Nutcracker
7:00 PM Stage: A Midsummer Night's Dream
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
7:30 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
8:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
8:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
8:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
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: A Midsummer Night's Dream
2:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
2:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
2:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
2:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
3:00 PM World Holiday Traditions Variety Show
7:00 PM World Holiday Traditions Variety Show
7:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
7:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
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
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
8:00 PM Reggae Tuesdaze w/ Ocean Natives & Bunny Mystic
Wednesday, Dec 18
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Old School Little Italy Food Tour
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
7:30 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
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
7:30 PM Film: La Befana Vien di Notte
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: La Befana Vien di Notte (The Legend of the Christmas Witch)
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)
7:30 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
7:30 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
Calendar

< Friday, October 25, 2019 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Spotlight

One Book - One San Diego Events

Stage

Hold These Truths
Until December 8, 2019

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

Exhibitions and Art

[A] Portrait of People in Motion
November 30, 2019

Hanjialin Bao - Between Black and White
Until January 26 2020

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

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
*
8:00 AM Norwegian Rosmaling Painting Event Rosemaling is a traditional Norwegian Folk art form of painting. We have two Gold Medal Winning Artists giving lessons over the three and a half day annual convention. Instructors are Jan Norsetter and Pam Rucinski. The unpainted wood and paints are provided, but you need to provide your own brushes, etc. (see list on our website). Recommended for people with at least beginner level experience in Rosemaling or Tole Painting.
Age limit: 18+

Admission/Cost: $275 - $290

Location:
Courtyard San Diego Old Town
2435 Jefferson Street
San Diego, CA 92110
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Dates and times:
Thursday, October 24 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday, October 25 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday, October 26 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday, October 27 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
1:00 PM Talk with Potter Shumpei Yamaki Clay Artists of San Diego will present a special after12:00 PM with Potter Shumpei Yamaki at The Studio Door.

Yamaki is visiting San Diego for a show art Entoten Gallery on Saturday. The artist will share his experiences as an artist, give a digital presentation and do a live demo in the gallery. Free to the Public.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
The Studio Door
3867 Fourth Avenue
San Diego, CA
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Friday, October 25 - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM Book Signing: J. Elke Ertle November 9 will mark the 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. As the world prepares to commemorate this historic event,J. Elke Ertle, will discuss the factors that led to the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961 and the dynamics that brought it down in 1989.

Elke, born and raised in West Berlin, was fifteen years of age on that summer day in August when construction of the Wall first began. She vividly recalls how West Berliners, whose city was no more than a tiny capitalist island within a large communist sea, were terrified of winding up behind the Iron Curtain.

Elke will end the discussion by reading a brief excerpt from her memoir, "Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl's Journey to Freedom" that describes the panic, the doom, the confusion, the lack of reliable information and the rumors of collusion, under-the-table deals and nuclear war that swept thought the city.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
San Carlos Public Library
7265 Jackson Dr.
San Diego, CA
MAP

Friday, October 25 - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM Film & Discussion About Race, Mental Health & Community As part of the Community, Arts and Resistance and Challenging Conversations series, the UC San Diego Institute of Arts and Humanities invites you to a special documentary film screening and discussion.

Minding the Gap, a film by Bing Liu, follows three young men who bond across racial lines to escape volatile families in their hometown. Ten years later, unsettling revelations force them to reckon with their families and each other.

7:00 PM Music: Clave Dura Clave Dura is the combined talents of 9 professional musicians. Their fusion of Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue & Bachata delivers the authentic sounds of Puerto Rico, Cuba & Colombia. This energetic ensemble brings a sound that
7:00 PM Opera: Aida Loyalty to country, love, and betrayal collide when the pharaoh
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: Selfie + Shorts: Shine, Beauty Several years after an unarmed teenager was shot by police in the Traiano neighborhood of Naples, filmmaker Agostino Ferrente traveled to the gang-ravaged neighborhood to make a documentary about the lives of its young people
7:30 PM Stage: Amazing Adventures Of The Marvelous Monkey King Based on the beloved and enduring Chinese folk tale of Sun Wukong, Elizabeth Wong spins a marvelous tale of the mischievous superhero, the Monkey King.

Imagination is the center of this modern adaptation in which our hero is kicked out of school, does battle with a one-horned ogre and can somersault into the future on his many adventures!

Filled with hip-hop, a bit of Chinese Opera, dancing, battles and heroic adventure, The Amazing Adventures of the Marvelous Monkey King highlights the importance of leadership, responsibility and forgiveness.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

Admission/Cost: $10

Location:
Grossmont College Stage House Theater
8800 Grossmont College Dr
El Cajon, CA 92020
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Dates and Times
Friday, October 25 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 26 - 2:00 PM and 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
MAP

Ongoing from Friday, October 11 until Sunday, October 27, 2019
Fridays - 7:30 PM
Saturdays - 7:30 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Handbagged Step through the palace doors and into the ring with the Queen and the Iron Lady. Liz and Maggie. Born 6 months apart, Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher were from two different worlds. One destined to rule, the other elected to lead. But when the gloves came off, which one had the upper hand? FOUR of San Diego
8:00 PM Comedy: Dante Chang Nicknamed "The Black Asian", Dante is considered one of the fastest rising comedians in the game. His unique perspective comes from an Asian background with an urban upbringing in Washington D.C. Dante's obsessive work ethic had landed him his first headlining gig within his first six months of stand up comedy. Years later, he has been able to perform all over the country with his passion for laughter.

Admission/Cost: FREE But purchase of 2 drinks minimum required for each patron.

The American Comedy Company
818 B 6th Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Thursday, October 24 - 8:00 PM
Friday, October 25 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 26 - 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM
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