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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 23, 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
All Day Native Truth & Healing California Genocide Conference Four days of presentations, music, documentary films, and political action sessions offer attendees a chance to enhance knowledge of the California genocide and Indigenous peoples' history. Engage with others who want to learn more about these topics and come away with new understanding. Come together with the community to share ideas for resolutions that will be sent to state officials at the end of the conference.

Topics to be discussed:

• The Genocide of Indigenous Nations and Peoples
• Traditional Healing and Indigenous Wisdom
• Violence Against Women Act, Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women, Native Feminism & Matriarchal Survivance
• History of the Mission System in California
• Boarding Schools, Contemporary Oppression of Native School Children & Native Youth Empowerment
• Child Welfare and ICWA: Healing Our Children, Families and Communities
• Sacredness of Indigenous Food, Land Management and Protection
• Repatriation
• Contemporary Tribal Law & Restorative Justice
• Film Festival: Tribal Justice; Doctrine of Discovery, the Code of Domination

Schedule:
Thursday - Indigenous Film Festival & Music
Friday, Saturday and Sunday - Panel Discussions, Ceremonies and Performances all day.

Admission/Cost: FREE but please Register

Location (Thursday and Friday):
Conrad Prebys Student Union Theater
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182
MAP - [CAMPUS MAP]

Locations (Saturday and Sunday):
Arts & Letters Building
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182
MAP - [CAMPUS MAP]

Dates and times:
Thursday, November 21 - 8:30 AM to 10:00 PM
Friday, November 22 - 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, November 23 - 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, November 24 - 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM

For more information and a complete schedule of all events, visit: www.sdsu.edu
10:00 AM Indigo Dye & Shibori Workshop Instructor: Lauren Becker Downey | For those passionate about Indigo dye and resist work, this is your opportunity to play and experiment. The Indigo plant makes a variety of shades of blue, commonly associated with denim. Explore the many possibilities of magical Indigo dyeing with bold and beautiful Shibori, the ancient Japanese art of dyeing natural fabrics and using resist techniques~ folding, clamping, stitching, twisting and compressing. Bring your clean 100% natural fibers; cotton, silk, hemp, bamboo or rayon clothing or fabric to dye; scarves, t-shirts, runners, tote bags, bandanas or smaller pieces of fabric. Since the dye bath will be good for several days - please join us again the following day for the Alumni Indigo Dye Studio to continue the fun. Please register in advance.

Admission/Cost: $76 - $88

Location:
Bravo School of Art South Park
2963 Beech Street
San Diego, CA 92102
MAP

Saturday, November 23 - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
11:00 AM Sumi-e Ten Exhibition Visitors to the exhibition will see Japanese paintings in monochrome ink (suibokuga/sumi-e), paintings in both monochrome ink and color (bokusaiga/nihonga), and hanging scrolls (kakejiku). Flora arrangements by San Diego Ohara School of Ikebana and Sogetsu School of Ikebana. Koto music will be performed by Masaaumi Kai. Our popular wearable art fashion show will be at 1:00 PM Saturday, November 23rd. Special painting demonstration will be by award winning Washu-Kai member Naoko Ozaki on Saturday at 2:00 PM On Sunday, November 24th, a special painting demonstration will be by award winning Washu graduate Wendy C. Nakamura (Kakushu). Room 101, Casa del Prado

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Casa del Prado Building
1650 El Prado
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Dates and times:
Saturday, November 23 - 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 24 - 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
11:45 AM Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival The Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival lineup features some of the world
5:00 PM Dance: PKG Ascend Since 2015, the Ascend Project has been helping and supporting at risk youth find their voice and path through Dance. PKG is known for embracing a diverse range of dance traditions and often performs in unique venues.

The PKG mission is to create and produce dance programs and performances of the highest quality made affordable and easily available to the public through creative community collaborations and partnerships that promote and represent diversity in entertaining, innovative ways that educate and develop audiences for dance.

The Event will feature internationally acclaimed musicians - Singer Kei Riggins & Percussionist Josh Wallace who are World Music, Contemporary Musicians. Young dancers from Montgomery Middle School will perform their own choreography and perform with PGK Dancers. A Silent Auction will also be held. This event is, in part, sponsored by Marsha Lyon.

Admission/Cost: $35 Includes first drink

Location:
The San Diego Art Institute
1439 El Prado
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Saturday, November 23 - 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
7:00 PM Stage: Eurydice Sarah Ruhl re-imagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine, Eurydice. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice journeys to the underworld, where she reunites with her father, the Lord of Death, and struggles to hold onto the fading memory of her lost love in the world above. With contemporary characters, plot twists, and visual effects, Sarah Ruhl
7:30 PM Stage: Texas in Paris Join The American History Theater for their Fall production of Texas in Paris at White Box Live Arts in Liberty Station opening November 15! This musical, written by Alan Govenar and directed by our own Melissa Malloy, follows the story of two strangers, one black and one white, who have both been invited to sing in a concert series in Paris, France. Both from America's heartland, it takes being thrown together in a strange land for them to face their preconcptions head on. Texas in Paris is a metaphor for the dilemma of race that is currently dividing our nation. The music-spirituals, cowboy songs and country hymns-is a songbook of American life-everyday songs, lost and found, black and white, remembered and discovered as new. Get your tickets now!

Admission/Cost: $15 - $20

Location:
White Box Live Arts
2590 Truxtun Road #205
San Diego, CA 92106
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, November 15 until Sunday, November 24, 2019
Fridays & Saturdays - 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
8:00 PM Music: Hirie Hirie$mdash;the frontwoman of the exhilarating reggae band Hirie—grew up a global citizen. Her father worked for the United Nations and she was born in the Philippines, spent years in Italy, before her family settled in Hawaii, which became her spiritual home. Wandering Soul's lush construct reflects this depth.

Admission/Cost: $20

Location:
The Observatory North Park
2891 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92104
MAP

Saturday, November 23 - 8:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: And Neither Have I Wings To Fly The play takes place in an Irish country house the 1950’s. A tight knit Irish family turned upside down when a handsome stranger comes into their lives. Wedding plans are changed. A ghost appears. And one of the daughters makes the bravest decision of her life.

Admission/Cost: $18 - $37

Location:
Scripps Ranch Theatre
9783 Avenue of Nations
San Diego, 92131
MAP

Dates & times:
Ongoing until Sunday, December 8, 2019
Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Hold These Truths Shocked by the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, and driven by fear and prejudice, America shipped its own citizens of Japanese ancestry off to internment camps for forced detention. Hold These Truths tells the true story of American Gordon Hirabayashi, a young man who defied an unjust order. Join Gordon on a 50-year quest to avenge an injustice to his community and restore his faith in the U.S. Constitution.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $72

Location:
San Diego Repertory Theatre
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA
MAP

Dates and times:
Thursday, November 14 - 7:00 PM
Friday, November 15 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 16 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 17 - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, November 19 - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, November 20 - 7:00 PM
Thursday, November 21 - 8:00 PM
Friday, November 22 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 23 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 24 - 2:00 PM
Sunday, November 24 - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, November 27 - 7:00 PM
Friday, November 29 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 30 - 2:00 PM
Saturday, November 30 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, December 1 - 2:00 PM
Wednesday, December 4 - 7:00 PM
Thursday, December 5 - 8:00 PM
Friday, December 6 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, December 7 - 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 7 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, December 8 - 2:00 PM
11:55 PM Japanese Film: Akira At the time of its original release, Akira was the most expensive animated film ever produced in Japan. Based on the best-selling graphic novel by director Katsuhiro Otomo (Steamboy), it's is a tough, gritty, violent science fiction adventure set in post-apocalyptic Tokyo, a city overrun by motorcycle gangs and a destructive telepathic force. Filled with action, amazing special effects and eye-popping visuals, Akira set the standard for state-of-the-art anime. (Fully subtitled)

Admission/Cost: $9

Location:
Landmark's Ken Cinema
4061 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, November 23 - 11:55 PM (Midnight)
Sunday, November 24 - 11:00 AM
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