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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

< Tuesday, December 11, 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
11:30 AM Free Asian Brush Painting/Sumi-e Class A free class sponsored by San Diego Continuing Education

Asian Brush painting class is introductory through the advanced course in the art of Sumi-e, with rice paper, ink, Asian brushes and watercolor as materials. The student will learn traditional Sumi-e strokes and techniques using subjects taken from nature and our local seasonal environment. This course will explore the history, principles of art and design of Asian and American cultures. Come to join us for an interesting and enjoyable time. All adults welcome

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
North University Community Branch Library
8820 Judicial Drive
San Diego, CA 92122
MAP

Tuesday, December 11 - 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM
6:00 PM Health and Peace-building in Africa Bringing their expertise and in-country experience in Africa, panelists Dr. Emily Bruno and Jane Wanjiru Kinyua will explore two-key, and frequently interrelated development challenges faced by African nations: promoting health and peace.

Dr. Bruno will discuss the case for global surgery as an essential element of global health. She will examine the collaborative process of creating a National Surgical Plan for Madagascar as a case study.

Ms. Kinyua will discuss the Children Peace Initiative Kenya that has been using the friendship-for-peace model to empower children to contribute to community peace-building. The model is based on the contact theory, through which children become protagonists of their community's peace and development. By opening doors for access to essential amenities like health facilities, enhanced trade and education, they have built bridges for their parents and communities, stimulating economic development and transforming conflict corridors into peace corridors.

Admission/Cost: Free

Location:
Sanford Center Auditorium
National University
11355 N. Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
MAP


Tuesday, December 11 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
6:00 PM Talk: Virtual Visit to Normandy Enjoy a relaxing evening learning about Normandy's famous historical sites and celebrated cuisine.

After seeing this, you will want to visit—or visit again—as soon as you can book a flight.

Presented by native French speakers from the staff of the San Diego French American School.

Light refreshments provided.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
La Jolla Riford Branch Library
7555 Draper Ave.
La Jolla, CA
MAP

Tuesday, December 11 - 6:00 PM
7:00 PM Film: George Takei’s Allegiance Back by popular demand! Straight from its Broadway run and inspired by the true-life experience of its star George Takei (Star Trek, Heroes), Allegiance follows one family's extraordinary journey in this untold American story. Their loyalty was questioned, their freedom taken away, but their spirit could never be broken. Rejoice in one family's triumphant story of hope, love, and forgiveness in this groundbreaking musical. Experience George Takei's ground-breaking Broadway musical on the big screen, featuring an exclusive conversation with the creative team.

Admission/Cost: $14 - $17

Location:
AMC Mission Valley
1640 Camino del Rio North
San Diego, CA 92108
MAP

Tuesday, December 11 - 7:00 PM
7:30 PM Music: Gamelan and Mariachi Ensembles This concert features the Gamelan Ensemble, performing music of Bali, Indonesia and the Mariachi Ensemble. David Harnish and Tyler Yamin direct the Gamelan Ensemble, and Serafin Paredes directs the Mariachi Ensemble. Both presentations may include dance.

Admission/Cost $5 - $10

Location:
Camino Hall
Shiley Theatre
5998 Alcala Park
University of San Diego
San Diego, CA 92110
MAP

Tuesday, December 11 - 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

For more information, please visit: www.eventbrite.com
8:00 PM Music: Jose Feliciano Jose Feliciano is recognized as the first Latin Artist to cross over into the English music market, opening the doors for other artists who now play an important role in the American music industry. It is synonymous with a presence that has bridged musical styles in a way that has never been equaled

Three songs that have been milestones for Feliciano are: 1) "Light My Fire," which topped the charts globally in 1968. 2) "Che Sara," the 1971 San Remo Music Festival entry that became a mega-success. And 3) "Feliz Navidad," the Christmas song that has now become a tradition worldwide during the holiday season.

Admission/Cost: $55 - $75

Location:
Balboa Theatre
68 4th Ave.
San Diego, CA
MAP

Tuesday, December 11 - 8:00 PM
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