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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 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
Calendar

< Friday, November 1, 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
9:00 AM Dia De Los Muertos Public Altar Join us at Mission Hills United Methodist Church for a public altar set up and open for prayers, celebration, and remembrance. You are welcome to bring sacred symbols and pictures to honor those who have gone before us.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Mission Hills United Methodist Church
4044 Lark Street
San Diego, CA 92103
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Dates and times:
Thursday, October 31 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday, November 1 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday, November 2 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
4:30 PM Maki Ishiwata Exhibition Opening Reception JFG is proud to present an exhibition of Japanese fiber artist Maki Ishiwata from the Chiba prefecture. After receiving her BFA at the San Francisco Art Institute in California, Ishiwata worked as an art instructor at the local elementary and middle school for 14 years. During Ishiwata
5:00 PM Viva Frida Art Show Long live Frida - Viva Frida art show just in time for Dia de los Muertes celebrates the fabulous artist life of Frida Kahlo. San Diego artist June Rubin reinterprets her painting Frida Contemplating Death in her acrylic painting to Frida Contemplating Life with a small sprout growing within the circle on her forehead instead of the original skull and cross bones. Other artworks include a fantastical Frida herself transformed into a white Mad Cat with huge whiskers and her distinctive black and red unibrow.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
June Rubin Studio/Gallery
2690 Historic Decatur Road #214
San Diego, CA 92106
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Friday, November 1 - 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
5:00 PM Dia de los Muertos Celebration Fundraiser Join us for our First Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration Fundraiser. Experience the vibrant beauty of Dia de los Muertos while supporting a great cause. Not only will we have a grand altar presented with offerings to our lost loved ones, we will also be showcasing and selling traditional art made by clients. Immerse yourself in Mexican culture with the sounds and colors of ballet folklorico, papel picado, the taste of authentic Mexican cuisine, and much more! All proceeds will benefit the Christie's Place Art Group. Ticket includes: entrance to event, art gallery, entertainment, and dinner buffet. Drinks available for purchase at the event.

Age limit: 21+

Admission/Admission/Cost: $35

Location:
Christie's Place
2440 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA 92102
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Friday, November 1 - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM 24th Annual Da de los Muertos Festival Each year, guests are invited to create altars to remember and honor their loved ones in a special area outside of the Center's museum; the event also features live music, traditional Mexican fare, sugar skull decorating, and more.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
California Center for the Arts
340 N Escondido Blvd
Escondido, CA 92025
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For more information, please contact eramos@artcenter.org or (800)988-4253.

Dates and times:
Friday to Monday, November 1 to 4 - 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
5:00 PM National City Dia de Los Muertos Celebration Join the City of #NationalCity for our 1st Dia de Los Muertos event on Friday, November 1st. The event is located along 'A' Avenue behind City Hall between 12th & 14th St.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
1243 National City Blvd
National City, CA 91950
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Friday, November 1 - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.nationalcityca.gov/events
6:00 PM Exhibit Opening: The Splendor of Ancient Maya Hieroglyphs Epigrapher and calligrapher Dr. Mark Van Stone gives an audiovisual lecture exploring the mystery and beauty of Maya hieroglyphs. Only deciphered since about 1980, the ongoing translation of this unique writing system has revealed insight into the Maya, from the victories of kings to names of demons to personalized chocolate drinking vessels. Bring pen and paper to learn how to write in ancient Maya.

Sponsored by the Latin American Arts Council.

Admission/Cost: $5 - $15

Location:
San Diego Museum of Art
1450 El Prado, Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
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Friday, November 1 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

NOTE: the program guide said 5:00 PM start time, but the start time is 6:00 PM
6:00 PM Celebraciones de Dia De Los Muertos In the spirit of the continued work of renewal at the Centro Cultural de la Raza in preparation for our 50th anniversary, we make a call to our ancestors, nuestros abuelitos y abuelitas, our taitas to come and visit us as we honor their memory, their stories, their lives, and the work they left behind. This is a call for the Chicano/a/x, Latino/a/x, Indigeous communities to come be a part of the celebrations hosted at the Centro Cultural de la Raza for Dia de Muertos. We dedicate Dia de Muertos to those that came before us and their spirits that continue to be present in our ongoing work of transformation as we grow and evolve as the Centro Cultural de la Raza.

We invite all to our celebration and open the doors for anyone who wishes to share the stories and tales of our Muertit@s. If you like to set up an altar or have questions please contact Eva Sandoval: exsando@gmail.com

These series of events are presented by Danza Coatlicue and Centro Cultural de la Raza

Scheduled Events:

• November 1 - 6:00 PM
Opening Reception of Community Altares
Join us for a night of sharing stories of our loved ones, with pan de muertos and coffee.

• November 2 - 4:00 PM
Muertos Flower-making Workshop at 4:00 PM by Edie Morales
Procession to Chicano Park begins at 5:30PM
In Collaboration with Sherman Heights Community Center and Chicano Park Steering Committee
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• November 3 - 4:00 PM
Manifiesto de las Madres/ Mothers
7:00 PM Music: La Santa Cecilia With a captivating voice that sings about love, loss, and everyday struggles, the Grammy award-winning band has become the voice of a new bicultural generation in the United States, fully immersed in modern music, but still close to their Latin American influences and Mexican heritage.

21+ only

Admission/Cost: $27.50 - $60.00

Location:
House of Blues
1055 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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Friday, November 1 - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM Music: Ramon Ayala Ram
7:00 PM Film: Incident at Oglala Do you support the struggle for indigenous self-determination? Then join San Diego PSL and the California Peace and Freedom Party for a showing of "Incident at Oglala," an award winning documentary about political prisoner Leonard Peltier and the events on the Pine Ridge reservation that led to his ongoing unjust imprisonment. Come down to the San Diego Justice Center at 4410 Glacier Ave San Diego for a viewing of this important film with a discussion afterwards of the implications for today's struggle.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
San Diego Justice Center
4410 Glacier Ave
San Diego, CA 92120
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Friday, November 1 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
8:00 PM Ballet: Carmina Burana City Ballet opens its 27th Season with his production of Carmina Burana, set during the 1920s to Carl Orff
8:00 PM Movie: Casablanca Fall in love again. An exotic and glamorous setting. Heroic sacrifice. The triumph of idealism over cynicism in
8:00 PM Stage: The Thousandth Night Intrepid Theatre Company brings award winning solo show to San Diego for a limited 2 week run. The Thousandth Night is in occupied France in 1943, an actor is arrested for propagating subversive material and is being deported. When his train is sabotaged by members of the French resistance, he escapes from the platform and seeks refuge in the train station. His one chance for freedom before the train starts moving again is to win the support of a group of French gendarmes (the audience) by entertaining them with
8:00 PM Stage: Sense and Sensibility A playful adaptation of Jane Austen
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