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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 9, 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
2:00 PM Stage: 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/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
2:00 PM Migration and Human Rights Exhibition Opening In partnership with the Comisión Nacional de los Derechos Humanos (CNDH, National Human Rights Commission Mexico), the exhibition features twelve (12) posters from a collection of eighty-four (84) digitalized artworks that were formerly displayed under the same title outdoors in Mexico City's Chapultepec Park, in 2017.

Comprised of works from renowned artists and youth from all continents, the art focuses on migration and its affects on all aspects of society. This timely exhibition explores "ways of approaching the population with the valuable support of institutions sensitive to the issue," while offering to help in understanding "the migratory phenomenon from the perspective of human rights, the impact it leaves on people and their repercussions in the place of origin, destination and return." as noted in an official statement by the CNDH.

In a year that commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), UNA USA San Diego highlights a shared humanity based on the UDHR preamble acknowledging the "inherent dignity … equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family [as] the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world." San Diego Chapter's Vice President of the Board of Directors, Stefania Marchina summarizes the organization's intent with this exhibition to underline that "the core of Human Rights is to leave no one behind by securing equality, fairness and justice for all, regardless of nationality, race or migration status."

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
United Nations Building
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA
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Dates and times:
Exhibition on display from December 10, 2018 to April 4, 2019
Opening: Sunday, December 9 - 2:00 PM
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
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
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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
8:00 PM Music: Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn The Grammy award-winning folk duo's latest album, Echo in the Valley, showcases the beautiful ancestral African roots of the banjo, combined with Scotch-Irish music of Appalachia.

On stage, Fleck & Washburn will perform pieces from their Grammy-winning self-titled debut as well as their new record, Echo in the Valley (Rounder 2017). With one eye on using the banjo to showcase America's rich heritage and the other pulling the noble instrument from its most familiar arena into new and unique realms, Bela & Abigail meet in the mean, head-on, to present music that feels wildly innovative and familiar at the same time. Whether at home, on stage or on record, their deep bond, combined with the way their distinct musical personalities and banjo styles interact, makes theirs a picking partnership unlike any other on the planet.

Admission/Cost: $48 - $50

Location:
Belly Up Tavern
143 South Cedros Ave
Solana Beach, CA 92075
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Sunday, December 9 - 8:00 PM
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