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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

< Saturday, November 2, 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
10:00 AM East County Multicultural Festival The Welcome Newcomer Network of El Cajon will be celebrating our diverse communities by hosting this festival with food, music, raffles and resource tables.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Eje Elementary Academy Charter
851 South Johnson Avenue
El Cajon, CA 92020
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Saturday, November 2 - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.facebook.com/events
10:00 AM Indigenous Regeneration Presentation Friends of Hellhole Canyon and the Valley Center Library present Indigenous Regeneration founders, Paul and Lacey Cannon in an informative presentation that will educate the community on their projects that currently serve local tribes in Valley Center. Paul, who leads the band, Iron Sage Wood, will play a few songs and tell stories. Lacey, Executive Director will share photos of their native project sites and talk about future community building plans. Indigenous Regeneration is focused on traditional and contemporary food cultivation, environmental awareness and re-connection to the land, as well as traditional plant education and integration. They also teach/support Indigenous primitive survival skills and healthy self- expression through music, art and cultural activities. Regenerative agricultural concepts and sustainable building techniques for future economic growth on San Diego reservations are also part of their programs. All their programming is designed from an Indigenous view, overseen by elders on the board and is aligned with holistic practices for modern benefits.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Valley Center Library
29200 Cole Grade Road
Valley Center, CA 92082
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Saturday, November 2 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
10:00 AM Chinese Museum Oral History Workshop The Chinese Historical Museum will host the fourth of six family-friendly oral history workshops, under the project title Jiat
11:00 AM Escondido Tamale Festival Returning for its 5th year, the Escondido Tamale Festival has become a signature north county event. This free family festival with a VIP Ticket Option anticipates 15,000 attendees. Come enjoy delicious gourmet, traditional and vegetarian tamales from a variety of award-winning vendors, plus nearly 100 other food & craft vendors, Beer, Wine & Spirit Garden with games and live entertainment, the Best Tamale Contest & the adorable Chihuahua Costume Contest and Fashion Show as well as Tamale Making Classes taught by the pros at Northgate Market. The Grande Stage will feature Mariachis, Aztec and Folklorico Dancers and Dukes Car Club will display their classic low riders. There is also a Kids Fun Zone with face painters and Henna tattoos and a Micro Maker Faire with interactive maker crafts such as building rockets, micro drones, cardboard combat bots, cigar box guitars, laser cut art, marble labyrinth, weaving fabric and sun cookers.

Admission/Cost: Free - $40

Location:
Grape Day Park
321 North Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025
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Saturday, November 2 - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
11:00 AM Eternal Hills Memorial Park Dia De Los Muertos Celebration Join us to remember your loved ones. Blessings will be available during the entire event.

A special service will be held at 1:00 PM Enjoy live performances by the Rancho Buena Vista High School Folklorico Dancers, complimentary refreshments, Mariachis, altar and a raffle!

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Eternal Hills Memorial Park
1999 El Camino Real
Oceanside, CA 92054
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Saturday, November 2 - 11:00 AM

For more information, please visit: www.facebook.com/events
11:00 AM House of Ukraine Fall Celebration The House of Ukraine and the Ukrainian School of San Diego are inviting you for Fall celebration. Kids will perform at 11:00 AM After the concert we will have potluck. Hatka will provide hot dogs and you can bring a dish to share. Members of the house will be invited to try our new cocktail "Slava Ukraini". You don't want to miss that! Let's gather and celebrate!

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
House of Ukraine
667 Pan American Rd
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Saturday, November 2 - 11:00 AM
1:00 PM Mission Hills Library Dia De Los Muertos Celebration Join us for our first annual Dia De Los Muertos celebration! Our celebration welcomes all ages and will include sugar skulls decorating, presentation on the history of Dia De Los Muertos and a film screening. We will also have a community altar and light refreshments towards the end of the evening.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Mission Hills-Hillcrest/Knox Library
215 West Washington
San Diego, CA 92103
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Saturday, November 2 - 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
1:00 PM Raising Bilingual-Multilingual Children Rachele will share what makes children polyglots and what steps parents should take to ensure their children can successfully grow up speaking several languages perfectly. While speaking to your children in the language may seem to be an obvious step, there are many other factors contributing to them speaking several languages. From personal and professional experience to intensive research, Rachele will share the keys so you can successfully raise your children bilingual / multilingual / multicultural (whether you speak the language(s) or not). Free workshop in English. Donations accepted.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Alliance Francaise de San Diego
6640 Lusk Boulevard, suite 104
San Diego, CA 92121
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Saturday, November 2 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.afsandiego.org
2:00 PM Book Signing: J. Elke Ertle November 9 marks the 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. As the world commemorates 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,
3:00 PM Dia de los Muertos Walking Tour of Tijuana This is the event of the year that all of Mexico gets excited about! We're going to explore the best of Tijuana to experience first hand how people celebrate Dia de Los Muertos, the day people share their love and admiration for the loved ones who have passed away. It's truly a magical two days and, luckily enough, one of those days falls on a Saturday. So let's take advantage of stepping across the border and experiencing all that Tijuana offers! You won't have a more extraordinary tour than this!

Admission/Cost: $35

Location:
Nike Factory Store
4445 Camino De La Plaza
San Diego, CA 92173
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Saturday, November 2 - 3:00 PM to 8:30 PM
4:00 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
4:00 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
5:00 PM Camino de Almas on The Boulevard Join us as we celebrate Dia de los Muertos with a procession from El Borrego Restaurant to the Fair at 44 lead by Mariachi Victoria de San Diego, a youth group out of City Heights.

Check out the altars and enjoy street tacos, treats, music, coffee by The Dojo Cafe and a film screening of Coco (7:00PM).

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
El Cajon Boulevard
3727 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92105
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Saturday, November 2 - 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
5:00 PM Anthenaeum Dia de los Muertos Community Celebration Join us for Day of the Dead as we honor our loved ones who have passed away. On view at the Athenaeum Art Center
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
6:00 PM Sacred Object/Sacred Wisdom Exhibit Opening Sacred Objects: Sacred Wisdom showcases seventy five objects from more than a dozen tribes across eight countries in West Central and Southern Africa. Just as spirit entities can speak through a diviner, they can also communicate through designated inanimate objects. The range and breadth of the pieces in the exhibit-made primarily of wood, beads, bronze, and iron-attest to their importance in daily living and the diversity of the divination process. From hakata (dice) and oracles to divination trays, spirit figures, and abodes for ancestral spirits, the objects are the vehicles through which insight, interpretation, and mediation flow. Divination encompasses some of the most important aspects of daily life. When divination is carried out, the diviner relies heavily on the aesthetics of an object to bring about changes in fortune, improved health, conflict resolution, etc. This is form and function taken to a higher level; an object
6:00 PM Hands Across Borders Gala Join PCI in celebrating women and girls in San Diego and around the world who working toward a brighter future. PCI
7:00 PM Movie: Coco Gates open at 5:00 PM, and the movie will begin at 7:00 PM We will be showing the movie Coco. Admission is free. Free popcorn will be provided. All patrons must bring their own lawn chairs.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Mount Hope Cemetery
3751 Market Street
San Diego, CA 92102
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Saturday, November 2 - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM Arab Film: The Tower A beautifully animated film that tells the story of Wardi, a young Palestinian girl who lives with her family in the Lebanese refugee camp where she was born. Her beloved great-grandfather, Sidi, was one of the first people to settle in the camp after being exiled from his home and homeland, Palestine, in 1948.

Admission/Cost: $15.00

Location:
Museum of Photographic Arts
1649 El Prado
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

November 2 - 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Twelfth Night Shakespeare's tale of a shipwreck on the coast of Illyria. Viola disguises herself as a man for protection in this strange land, and soon finds a job working for Duke Orsino. Orsino loves the noble Olivia, Viola falls for Orsino, and Olivia becomes infatuated with Orsino
8:00 PM Comedy: Felipe Esparza Felipe Esparza is a comedian and actor, best known for his raw, real-life comedy that audiences everywhere can relate to. Known for his wild hair and his often-imitated phrase, "What's up, fool?", people are often surprised to find out that Felipe is also the same person referred to and imitated by in several infamous stories by fellow comedian, Gabriel Iglesias. Felipe won NBC's Last Comic Standing (2010) and is currently touring comedy clubs and theaters across the country.

Admission/Cost: $42.50

Location:
Humphreys by the Bay
2241 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92106
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Saturday, November 2 - 8:00 PM
8:00 PM Music: Charmaine Clamor Jacobs Presents: Charmaine Clamor Live in Concert! Join us at Jacobs Center's Celebration Hall on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. for Charmaine Clamor Live in Concert!

Celebrated by The New York Times as "a gifted vocalist" and by The Los Angeles Times as "one of the important and original new jazz singers of the decade," Filipino-American recording artist and cultural trailblazer Charmaine Clamor has earned her Queen of "Jazzipino" crown.

Don't miss this special night of music and culture. Purchase a General Admission ticket for $30 or a VIP ticket for $50. VIP guests will be seated at tables close to the stage and will have access to an after-concert meet-and-greet with Charmaine Clamor. VIP ticket holders will also receive a Charmaine Clamor full length CD.

Proceeds benefit Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation
8:00 PM Stage: Sense and Sensibility A playful adaptation of Jane Austen
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
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