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Tuesday, Dec 11
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:30 AM Free Asian Brush Painting/Sumi-e Class
6:00 PM Health and Peace-building in Africa
6:00 PM Talk: Virtual Visit to Normandy
7:00 PM Film: George Takei’s Allegiance
7:30 PM Music: Gamelan and Mariachi Ensembles
8:00 PM Music: Jose Feliciano
Wednesday, Dec 12
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Book Signing: Jean Guerrero
7:30 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
Thursday, Dec 13
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM Stage: Five Farces by Anton Chekhov
7:00 PM Italian Film: Una Donna Per Amica (A Woman As A Friend)
7:30 PM Mariachi Sol De Mexico: A Merry-achi Christmas
7:30 PM Italian Film: Un Matrimonio da Favola (A Fairy-Tale Wedding)
7:30 PM Stage: La Pastorela De La Familia
7:30 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
8:30 PM Music: La Santa Cecilia & SM Familia
Friday, Dec 14
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM California Ballet: The Nutcracker
7:00 PM Civic Youth Ballet: The Nutcracker
7:00 PM Stage: Five Farces by Anton Chekhov
7:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
7:30 PM Stage: La Pastorela De La Familia
8:00 PM Film & Live Music: Love Actually
8:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
Saturday, Dec 15
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM Old Town Las Posadas
1:00 PM Southern California Ballet: The Nutcracker
2:00 PM La Pastorela De La Familia
2:00 PM California Ballet: The Nutcracker
2:00 PM Civic Youth Ballet: The Nutcracker
2:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
3:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
7:00 PM Southern California Ballet: The Nutcracker
7:00 PM Yalda Celebration at Sufi
7:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
7:00 PM California Ballet: The Nutcracker
7:00 PM Stage: Five Farces by Anton Chekhov
7:30 PM Stage: La Pastorela De La Familia
8:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
Sunday, Dec 16
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:45 AM 10th Annual Nutcracker Holiday Tea
1:00 PM California Ballet: The Nutcracker
2:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
2:00 PM Documentary: Creation & Catastrophe 1948
2:00 PM La Pastorela De La Familia
2:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
2:00 PM Civic Youth Ballet: The Nutcracker
5:00 PM Calfornia Ballet: The Nutcracker
7:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
7:30 PM Stage: La Pastorela De La Familia
Monday, Dec 17
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Exhibit Photographer: Scattered Among The Nations
Tuesday, Dec 18
All Day Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
All Day Free Admission to Mingei International Museum
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Art: Japanese Kokedama workshop
12:55 PM Film: Bolshoi Ballet's 'The Nutcracker'
Wednesday, Dec 19
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Film: Bolshoi Ballet's 'The Nutcracker'
7:00 PM Film & Discussion: Crazy Rich Asians
7:00 PM California Ballet: The Nutcracker
7:30 PM Show: Irish Christmas in American
7:30 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
Thursday, Dec 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
3:00 PM Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
7:30 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
7:30 PM Stage: La Pastorela De La Familia
Friday, Dec 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
7:00 PM California Ballet: The Nutcracker
7:30 PM Stage: La Pastorela De La Familia
8:00 PM Winter Schminter: A Solstice Concert
8:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
Saturday, Dec 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM La Pastorela De La Familia
2:00 PM California Ballet: The Nutcracker
2:00 PM Civic Youth Ballet: The Nutcracker
7:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
7:00 PM California Ballet: The Nutcracker
7:30 PM Stage: La Pastorela De La Familia
8:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
Sunday, Dec 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:45 AM 10th Annual Nutcracker Holiday Tea
1:00 PM California Ballet: The Nutcracker
2:00 PM La Pastorela De La Familia
2:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
2:00 PM Civic Youth Ballet: The Nutcracker
5:00 PM Calfornia Ballet: The Nutcracker
7:30 PM Stage: La Pastorela De La Familia
Monday, Dec 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:45 AM 10th Annual Nutcracker Holiday Tea
1:00 PM Peter Sprague's Annual Christmas Eve Concert
Calendar

< Sunday, December 2, 2018 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Spotlight

One Book - One San Diego events

Stage

Miss Bennet-Christmas at Pemberly
Until December 23, 2018

Mama Mia!
Until February 24, 2019

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

Exhibitions and Art

Salvador Dali Exhibition
Until December 29, 2018

World in Porcelain Exhibit
Until January 19, 2019

Arts Of South And Southeast Asia
Ongoing until January 31, 2019

Walking Tour of Asian Pacific Historic District
Ongoing, every 2nd Saturday of each month

Arts of Iran
Until January 31, 2019

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

Free Admission to Mingei International Museum
Ongoing, 3rd Tuesday of each month

Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
Ongoing, 3rd Tuesday of each month

Kids

Classes:Children's West African Drumming
Ongoing Tuesdays

Kids Meet Mandarin
Ongoing Fridays

Chinese Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Spanish Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Bilingual Storytime
Ongoing Fridays

Classes and Workshops

Argentine Tango Series
Ongoing Wednesdays until October 3

French Bench
Until Saturday, December 15

Capoeira Angola de Sao Bento Grande
Ongoing Saturday

West African Dance Class
Ongoing Sunday

Mahjong Lessons
Ongoing Thursdays

Ki Energy Healing Clinic
Ongoing Wednesdays

Emei Qigong Practice
Ongoing Saturdays

Middle-Eastern Drum & Belly Dance Class
Ongoing until December 17

Kokedama Workshop
Ongoing every 1st and 3rd Tuesday

Irish Gaelic Conversation Circle
Ongoing Tuesdays

Tai Chi Workshop
Ongoing Saturdays

African Dance Class
Ongoing Sundays

Qi Gong Workshop
Ongoing Saturdays

Salsa Class
Ongoing Tuesdays
10:00 AM Fair Trade Alternative Gift Fair Shop fairly traded craft and food items, sample fair trade coffees and foods, learn about local and international service organizations. (619) 575-2845.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
First Lutheran Church of San Diego
1420 Third Avenue
San Diego, 92101
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Sunday, December 2 - 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
10:00 AM San Pasqual Battle Day Commemorating the 1846 Battle of San Pasqual of the Mexican-American war with battle reenactment, military encampment, food and entertainment.

In the San Pasqual Valley southeast of Escondido, in the darkness of early morning on December 6, 1846, the American Army under Stephen Watts Kearny fought the bloodiest encounter to win California from Mexico. General Kearny and his 120 or so member Army of the West had just arrived from Missouri by way of New Mexico. Dreary, hungry, wet, and cold, they met and were defeated by a smaller force of Californios led by General Andres Pico who were waiting there to stop them from joining other American militants.

Suffering over 35 dead or wounded during the battle and under siege on Mule Hill, only the midnight escape by Kit Carson, Edward Beale, and an unnamed Indian averted their outright slaughter. The combined American force led by Commodore Robert Stockton then went on to win the Battle of San Gabriel on January 8 and January 9, 1847.

The San Pasqual battle was only one of the military encounters in California in the war, but it proved to be the bloodiest and most controversial as to the outcome. Today, a California State Monument commemorates the battlefield, and hundreds of volunteers reenact the event there on the Sunday closest to December 6

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park
15808 San Pasqual Valley Road
Escondido, CA 92027
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Sunday, December 2 - 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
10:00 AM Photo Exhibit: Undocuqueer - Stories From Bordertown Undocuqueer: Stories from Bordertown is a series of photo stories capturing the experience of San Diego's LGBTQ+ DACA recipients.

San Diego resident and photographer, Beto Soto, captures his communities struggles and triumphs. The series of stories describe the complexity and resilience of being undocumented and being part of the LGBTQ+ community.

The pop-up exhibition will be showing at the Museum of Photographic Arts from Nov. 28 through Dec. 3, 2018.

Admission/Cost: FREE

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

Dates and times:
From Wednesday, November 28 to Monday, December 3 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 238-7559
12:55 PM Stage/Film: Don Quixote by Bolshoi Ballet From the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow, Don Quixote comes to life on cinema screens nationwide. Inspired by heroic stories of brave knights, with his faithful servant Sancho Panza at his side, Don Quixote sets out on an adventure to meet his ideal woman, Dulcinea. With panache and sparkling technique, principal dancers Ekaterina Krysanova and Semyon Chudin lead the spectacular cast of toreadors, flamenco dancers, gypsies, and dryads in the Bolshoi's critically-acclaimed staging of this exalted performance. A quintessential Bolshoi event.

Admission/Cost: $20

Location:
AMC Mission Valley
1640 Camino del Rio North
San Diego, CA 92108
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Sunday, December 2 - 12:55 PM

For more information, please call: (888) 262-4386 or visit: www.fathomevents.com
2:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol Cygnet Theatre stages its popular rendition, by artistic director Sean Murray, of Dickens' holiday tale of extreme transformation. The piece includes puppets, a new musical sequence, and Tom Stephenson as one of San Diego's finest Scrooges ever. Murray directs.

Admission/Cost: $35 - $65

Location:
Cygnet Theatre
4040 Twiggs Street
San Diego, CA 92110
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Saturday, December 1 until Sunday, December 30, 2018
Wednesdays & Thursdays - 7:30 PM
Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 7:00 PM
Saturday Matinee - 3:00 PM
Sunday Matinee - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM Swedish Film: Fanny and Alexander The Consulate of Sweden in San Diego wraps up its year-long celebration of the life and films of Ingmar Bergman with a presentation of his 188 minute autobiographical epic, Fanny and Alexander. The screening will be held at the Hall of Nations in Balboa Park. Doors open one hour before the 5 pm showtime. Reader critic Scott Marks be on hand to introduce the picture and conduct a post-show discussion. There will be an intermission complete with appetizers and refreshments.

Admission/Cost: FREE seating is limited to 100 guests

Location:
Hall of Nations
2191 Pan American Rd W
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Sunday, December 2 - 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 302-9606
7:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol Cygnet Theatre stages its popular rendition, by artistic director Sean Murray, of Dickens' holiday tale of extreme transformation. The piece includes puppets, a new musical sequence, and Tom Stephenson as one of San Diego's finest Scrooges ever. Murray directs.

Admission/Cost: $35 - $65

Location:
Cygnet Theatre
4040 Twiggs Street
San Diego, CA 92110
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Saturday, December 1 until Sunday, December 30, 2018
Wednesdays & Thursdays - 7:30 PM
Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 7:00 PM
Saturday Matinee - 3:00 PM
Sunday Matinee - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM Music: Luciana Souza The Athenaeum's fall jazz program at The Auditorium at TSRI concludes on Sunday, December 2, with a return by an Athenaeum favorite, Brazilian vocalist Luciana Souza, in her latest trio project, The Book of Longing, featuring fellow Brazilian Chico Pinheiro on guitar and Scott Colley on bass.

In many of her recordings and past projects, Luciana Souza has paid tribute to poets and poetry — setting to music the poems of Elizabeth Bishop, Pablo Neruda, E.E. Cummings, Gary Snyder and more recently, Leonard Cohen. For The Book of Longing, Luciana revisits some of these poets and includes new settings of poems by Leonard Cohen, Octavio Paz, Emily Dickinson, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Christina Rossetti and others.

"Poetry continues to spill into everything in my life," Luciana says. "It has been my constant companion and I continue to be fascinated by how powerful words strung together by the mind and eye of the poet can be."

DownBeat wrote, "The São Paulo-born Souza is a master of singing in multiple genres," ranking her "among the world's great singers."

The Los Angeles Times commented on her "inspired excellence, utter musical involvement and constant willingness, even insistence, on creative risk-taking—all reasons why a Souza performance represents a must-see and must-hear musical destination."

Please Note: This concert is at The Auditorium at The Scripps Research Institute. This event will not take place at the Athenaeum's main location in La Jolla.

Admission/Cost: $32 - $37

Location:
The Auditorium at TSRI
10620 John Jay Hopkins Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
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Sunday, December 2 - 7:30 PM
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