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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

< Friday, December 7, 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
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
MAP

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
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
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
MAP

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
MAP

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
MAP

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
8:00 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
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