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Saturday, May 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:30 AM National Tap Dance Day Flash Mob
10:00 AM Harmony in Action Cross-Cultural Non-Profits Fair
10:00 AM Czech That Film Festival
11:00 AM Lebanese Food Festival
3:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
4:30 PM Oddissi Dance Benefit Concert
7:00 PM Performance: Riqueza Latina
8:00 PM Film: Casablanca
8:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
8:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
Sunday, May 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM 39th Annual Ethnic Food Fair
11:00 AM Lebanese Food Festival
1:00 PM The Poets of Islam: A Pen & Paper Love-In
2:00 PM Music: Alexander Gourevitch & Sasha Kolpakov
2:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
2:30 PM Music & Dance: Song of Songs
3:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
7:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
Monday, May 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM Carnatic Vocal Concert
Tuesday, May 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Fiddler on the Roof
Wednesday, May 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Fiddler on the Roof
7:30 PM Jewish Arts Festival: In the Room Where It Happens
Thursday, May 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Fiddler on the Roof
8:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Friday, May 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM Symposium: Anthropogeny: The Perspective From Africa
7:00 PM Music: Los Texmaniacs
7:00 PM Music: Internacional Grupo Kawsay
7:00 PM Stage: Fiddler on the Roof
7:30 PM Performance: Paper Cities
8:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
8:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
Saturday, Jun 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:30 AM Dragons Exhibit Opening
2:00 PM Stage: Fiddler on the Roof
2:00 PM Filipino Mabuhay Festival
3:00 PM Film: The Year I Did Nothing
3:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
5:00 PM Water Lantern Festival Escondido
5:00 PM Mexico Gourmet Festival San Diego
6:00 PM Film: The Year I Did Nothing
6:00 PM Mariachi Festival to Benefit Medical Missions
6:00 PM Music: Pt. Kumar Bose
7:00 PM Music: Mariachi Divas
7:00 PM Stage: Fiddler on the Roof
7:30 PM Performance: Paper Cities
8:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
8:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
Sunday, Jun 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM Japanese Summer Festival
1:00 PM Stage: Fiddler on the Roof
2:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
3:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
5:00 PM Ballet: Don Quixote
6:00 PM Stage: Fiddler on the Roof
7:00 PM Music: The Young Dubliners
7:00 PM SD County Fair: La Adictiva Banda San José De Mesillas
7:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
7:30 PM Performance: Paper Cities
Monday, Jun 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Tuesday, Jun 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Jewish Arts Festival: Knockin' On Dylan's Door
Wednesday, Jun 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Jewish Arts Festival: Soulfarm
Thursday, Jun 6
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Jewish Arts Festival: In Every Generation
8:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Friday, Jun 7
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
8:00 PM Stage: Pride and Prejudice
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< Friday, December 7, 2018 >


9:30 AM Sports: Qi Gong(Chi Gong) Qi Gong (Chi Gong) is a simple preventative health method of relaxing and harmonizing the body. These gentle exercises are suitable for any age and health condition.

Qi Gong is a holistic system of coordinated body posture and movement, breathing, and meditation used for the purposes of health, spirituality, and martial arts training. With roots in Chinese medicine, philosophy, and martial arts, qigong is traditionally viewed as a practice to cultivate and balance qi (chi), translated as "life energy".

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
University Community Library
4155 Governor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92122
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Date and Time:
Friday, December 14 - 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Friday, December 21 - 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Friday, December 28 - 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
10:45 AM 10th Annual Nutcracker Holiday Tea Bring your little sugarplums for an unforgettable abridged performance of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker," performed by the Scripps Performing Arts Academy. Pair every plié with a bite of scrumptious tea sandwiches and delicate French pastries.

$65 per adult | $38 per child (ages 4 - 12)
Pricing is exclusive of tax, gratuity and 20% service charge.

$10 of every ticket sold will benefit Isabella's Giraffe Club — a non-profit organization committed to providing emotional and educational support for parents with infants in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Admission/Cost: $38 - $65 (Reservations: 858.314.1996)

Location:
Fairmont Grand Del Mar
5300 Grand Del Mar Ct.
San Diego, CA 92130
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Date and Time:
Sunday, December 23 - 10:45 AM to 12:45 PM
Sunday, December 23 - 1:45 AM to 3:45 PM
Monday, December 24 - 10:45 AM to 12:45 PM
1:45 PM 10th Annual Nutcracker Holiday Tea Bring your little sugarplums for an unforgettable abridged performance of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker," performed by the Scripps Performing Arts Academy. Pair every plié with a bite of scrumptious tea sandwiches and delicate French pastries.

$65 per adult | $38 per child (ages 4 - 12)
Pricing is exclusive of tax, gratuity and 20% service charge.

$10 of every ticket sold will benefit Isabella's Giraffe Club — a non-profit organization committed to providing emotional and educational support for parents with infants in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Admission/Cost: $38 - $65 (Reservations: 858.314.1996)

Location:
Fairmont Grand Del Mar
5300 Grand Del Mar Ct.
San Diego, CA 92130
MAP

Date and Time:
Sunday, December 23 - 10:45 AM to 12:45 PM
Sunday, December 23 - 1:45 AM to 3:45 PM
Monday, December 24 - 10:45 AM to 12:45 PM
3:00 PM Balboa Park December Nights Balboa Park December Nights brings families and friends together to spread holiday joy and kick-off the "most wonderful time of the year" with lights and more!

Balboa Park December Nights, the nation's premier holiday festival, will take place for the 40th consecutive year on Friday, December 1 from 3:00 to 11:00 PM and Saturday, December 2 from noon to 11:00 PM. Friends, families and the community are invited to come together for festive fun, food and attractions throughout the park, including complimentary admission to Balboa Park museums from 5:00 to 9:00 PM. The largest free community festival in San Diego, December Nights is expected to attract more than 350,000 visitors to the park over two days to enjoy and revel in the season.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Balboa Park House of Hospitality
1549 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Friday, December 7 - 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Saturday, December 8 - 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sandiego.gov
5:00 PM Lebanese Shoes and Craft Beer Lebanese American founder, Yasmine Idriss, is bringing a taste of Lebanon to San Diego. Solana (named after Solana Beach) travels the world and collaborates with artists to create ethically handcrafted slip-ons that tell the story of a country and its people. Solana will be touring the West Coast this December to showcase their debut Lebanon Collection, featuring designs such as "Connected," graffiti originally used to cover bullet holes in war-torn Beirut. They will be showing a short film about the spirit of Lebanon, along with their collection.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Culture Brewing Co
111 S. Cedros Avenue #200
Solana Beach, CA 92075
MAP

Friday, December 7 - 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 345-1144 or visit: www.delmartimes.net
5:00 PM Chanukah Celebration Celebrate Chanukah at the annual Balboa Park December Nights! House of Israel will serve latkes and sufganiyot, and Israeli spirits in the International Spirits Garden.

Besides having a ton of fun, you can support the House of Israel at our biggest fundraiser all year. Your generosity allows us to continue to reach thousands of International visitors each year and share Israel's rich history, culture, and contributions to the world.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
House of Israel
2156 Pan American Plaza
Balbao Park
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Date and times:
Friday, December 7 - 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Saturday, December 8 - 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM
7:00 PM All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 is based on the real-life events during the Great War along the Western Front when soldiers from France, England, and Germany ventured into no man's land on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to exchange food and gifts and perform burials. Games of football were played and most encounters ended with the singing of Christmas carols. The truce was unofficial and unsanctioned and combat resumed the next day. The opera tells the story of this testament to humanity and unity through Christmas carols and narrated letters from actual soldiers from the war in an uplifting and family-friendly production. This production is new to San Diego Opera and is a co-presentation with Bodhi Tree Concerts and SACRA/PROFANA.

Admission/Cost: Adults $35 - $160, Children $13 - $75

Location:
Balboa Theatre
868 Fourth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Friday, December 7 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 8 - 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 9 - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM Stage: Five Farces by Anton Chekhov Canyon Crest Academy stages The Bear and The Proposal, directed by Jeannine Marquie. Skyler Sullivan directs The Reluctant Tragic Hero and The Festivities. Marquie and Sullivan co-direct The Wedding Reception.

Admission/Cost: $6 - $15

Location:
Canyon Crest Academy
5951 Village Center Loop Road
San Diego, CA 92130
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Dates and times:
Friday, December 7 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, December 8 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Thursday, December 13 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Friday, December 14 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, December 15 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
7:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker Voted San Diego's Best Nutcracker production by the "Tommy Awards", this elaborate and elegant production, with exquisite costumes and scenery, will take you on Clara's magical journey from her fun-filled family Christmas party where toy soldiers and mice become life-sized, to the enchanted Snow Forest and on to the Land of Sweets where she is welcomed by the Sugar Plum Fairy, her Cavalier and magical performances from dancers throughout the world. Accompanied by the City Ballet Orchestra and Chorus, this heart-warming production is the perfect way for families to immerse themselves in the holiday spirit, year after year. Following each matinee performances, members of the cast will be in the lobby to greet audience members and pose for photos.

Admission/Cost: $34 - $89

Location:
Spreckels Theatre
121 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, December 7 until Sunday, December 23, 2018
Fridays & Saturdays - 7:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday Matinees - 2:00 PM (no performance 12/9)
7:30 PM Theater: Les Veuves Créoles, Martinique Comedy Le Théâtre Francais de San Diego State University presents the United States premiere of the 18th century Martinique comedy, Les Veuves Créoles.

Presented entirely in French, with a synopsis and literary introduction translated into English.

Les Veuves Créoleswas, as far as we know, the first published literary work to have been composed in Martinique, then a French colony. This three-act prose comedy was published anonymously in 1768 and, according to its foreword, had circulated in manuscript form in Martinique the previous year, where it met with a mixture of criticism and praise. The publication details are given as 'A Amsterdam, & se trouve à Paris chez Merlin Libraire'.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
The Little Theatre
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182
SDSU MAP - [CAMPUS MAP]

Dates and times:
Friday, December 7 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 8 - 7:30 PM
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