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Thursday, Dec 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:45 PM Discussion: Yiddish Arts and Culture in the 21st Century
5:00 PM Irma Sofia Poeter & Group Exhibition
5:30 PM An Irish Merry Christmas Party
6:30 PM Music: Allison Adams Tucker & Peter Sprague
7:00 PM Music of the Middle East
7:30 PM Stage: Elektra
7:30 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
7:30 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
8:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
Friday, Dec 6
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
3:00 PM Balboa Park December Nights
5:00 PM Mingei Holiday Market
7:00 PM Stage: Sila (The Arctic Cycle)
7:00 PM Music: Christmas In Ireland with Emmet Cahill
7:00 PM Book Signing: Yann Richard
7:30 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
7:30 PM Stage: Elektra
8:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
8:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
8:00 PM Stage: And Neither Have I Wings To Fly
8:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
Saturday, Dec 7
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM French Holidays Market
10:30 AM Tamale Making Workshop
12:00 PM Balboa Park December Nights
1:00 PM Book Signing: Mollie Moon
2:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
2:00 PM Building Community Bridges Cultural Fair
2:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
3:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
7:00 PM Tibetan Bowl & Gong Concert
7:00 PM Stage: Sila (The Arctic Cycle)
7:30 PM Stage: Elektra
8:00 PM Music: Pablo Sainz Villegas Tribute To Segovia
8:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
8:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
8:00 PM Stage: And Neither Have I Wings To Fly
8:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
Sunday, Dec 8
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Travel Log Book Workshop
2:00 PM Stage: Sila (The Arctic Cycle)
2:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
2:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
2:00 PM Stage: And Neither Have I Wings To Fly
2:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
4:00 PM Encinitas Ballet: The Nutcracker
4:00 PM Amnesty International Write-a-Thon
6:00 PM Comedy: Modi Rosenfeld
7:00 PM Music: Jason Vieaux
7:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
7:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
7:30 PM Music: Andrea Bocelli
Monday, Dec 9
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM John Leguizamo: Latin History for Morons
Tuesday, Dec 10
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Music: Gamelan and Mariachi Ensembles
7:30 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
Wednesday, Dec 11
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:30 PM SDLFF Poster Unveiling Party
6:00 PM Movie: The Farewell
7:00 PM Stage: A Midsummer Night's Dream
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
7:30 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
7:30 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
Thursday, Dec 12
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM Stage: Sila (The Arctic Cycle)
7:00 PM SDIFF Film: La Befana Vien di Notte (The Legend of the Christmas Witch)
7:00 PM Merry-Achi Christmas
7:00 PM Stage: A Midsummer Night's Dream
7:30 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
7:30 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
8:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
Friday, Dec 13
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
7:00 PM Stage: Sila (The Arctic Cycle)
7:00 PM Merry-Achi Christmas
7:00 PM Stage: A Midsummer Night's Dream
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
7:30 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
8:00 PM An Irish Christmas
8:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
8:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
8:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
Saturday, Dec 14
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Paris Holiday Celebration
1:00 PM Southern California Ballet The Nutcracker
1:00 PM Talk: Dragons, Myth and Reality
2:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
2:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
3:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
5:00 PM Stage: Sila (The Arctic Cycle)
7:00 PM Southern California Ballet The Nutcracker
7:00 PM Stage: A Midsummer Night's Dream
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
7:30 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
8:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
8:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
8:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
Sunday, Dec 15
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Hanukkah Painted Placemat Class
10:00 AM Association for Jewish Studies Conference
1:00 PM Southern California Ballet The Nutcracker
2:00 PM Stage: A Midsummer Night's Dream
2:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
2:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
2:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
2:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
3:00 PM World Holiday Traditions Variety Show
7:00 PM World Holiday Traditions Variety Show
7:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
7:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
Monday, Dec 16
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Association for Jewish Studies Conference
7:00 PM Stage: A People's Cuban Christmas Tale
Tuesday, Dec 17
All Day Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Association for Jewish Studies Conference
8:00 PM Reggae Tuesdaze w/ Ocean Natives & Bunny Mystic
Wednesday, Dec 18
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Old School Little Italy Food Tour
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
7:30 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
Calendar

< Saturday, September 14, 2019 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Spotlight

One Book - One San Diego Events

Stage

Hold These Truths
Until December 8, 2019

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

Exhibitions and Art

[A] Portrait of People in Motion
November 30, 2019

Hanjialin Bao - Between Black and White
Until January 26 2020

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

Places

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

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

Chicano Park Tour
Ongoing Saturdays and Sundays

Kids

Kids Meet Mandarin
Ongoing Fridays

Chinese Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Spanish Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Bilingual Storytime
Ongoing Fridays

Classes and Workshops

Asian Brush Painting/Sumi-e Class
Ongoing Tuesdays

Capoeira Angola de Sao Bento Grande
Ongoing Saturdays

Mahjong Lessons
Ongoing Thursdays

Emei Qigong Practice
Ongoing Saturdays

Kokedama Workshop
Ongoing every 1st and 3rd Tuesday

Irish Gaelic Conversation Circle
Ongoing Tuesdays

Tai Chi Workshop
Ongoing Saturdays
11:00 AM House of China Moon Festival The sights and sounds of the Chinese Moon Festival come alive with remarkable entertainment.

Starting at 11:00 AM there will be:

• Cultural Performances
• Traditional Moon Cakes, Dumplings, and Milk Teas
• Chinese street food crepes called
11:00 AM Old Town Fiestas Patrias Celebrate Mexican Independence Day. This year our annual festivities commence at 11:00 am with the ringing of the bell at the historic Casa de Estudillo. This free event commemorates an important day in early San Diego history when Mexico declared independence from Spain on September 16, 1821, and Alta California became part of that new nation. Our exciting and colorful Fiestas Patrias festivities will be showcasing a variety of entertainment, including historic and traditional music and dance groups, crafts, games, and informational demonstrations that represent the activities enjoyed by the early settlers of San Diego in the 1800s.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Old Town State Historic Park
4002 Wallace Street
San Diego, CA 92110
MAP

Saturday, September 14 - 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
11:00 AM Music: Madame Ur y Sus Hombres El Grito: Mexican Independence Day Celebration, featuring a free concert with Madame Ur y Sus Hombres.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Copley Plaza
1363 Old Globe Way
Balboa Park
San Diego, 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Saturday, September 14 - 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
12:00 PM Fiesta de Independencia A weekend of art, dance, history, live music, food and libations celebrating Mexico Independence Day, which is September 16. Featured Artists: Ricardo Islas, Hector Villegas, Cesar Casteneda. Saturday Entertainment: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Las Sucias Ballet Folklorico, Mariachi, El Ritmo Global, Chief Sweat & Peptoe, Ivy Satana, Number Juan (Cumbia Cartel), Dancing Horses. Sunday Entertainment: 12:00 PM - 6:30 PM Ballet Folklorico, Mariachi, Air Nandez, Turbo Sonidero, Cumbia Machin, OG Ganas, and Viento Callejero.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $50

Location:
Thorn Brewing Co.
1745 National Avenue
San Diego, CA 92113
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, September 14 - 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, September 15 - 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
12:00 PM Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Enjoy an afternoon of music, food, cultural performances and fun for the whole family celebrating the kickoff of Hispanic Heritage Month. Well-known Latino group "Bulevar Descarga" will perform a free concert in the center's Popper Fountain and Dining Pavilion area during the event. Visitors can spend the afternoon browsing various booths with information related to local Hispanic cultural and civic organizations, dig in to tasty food choices provided by a selection of vendors and tenants, enjoy dance and folklorico performances and kids can complete a make-and-take craft tied to Hispanic Heritage Month. Several merchants will be handing out samples and coupons and hosting other activations throughout the afternoon as well.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Otay Ranch Town Center
2015 Birch Road
Chula Vista, CA 91915
MAP

Saturday, September 14 - 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
1:00 PM Piñata Workshop Join the fun and make your very own cerveza pi
1:00 PM Dim Sum for Kids Class Inspired by a quote from the popular Disney movie Aladdin,
2:00 PM Stage: Kiss My Aztec When the Spanish set their sights on Mesoamerica and its riches, they will destroy anyone and anything that keeps them from conquering and claiming it all for themselves. But the Aztecs are like, "Hell, no!" This fresh, irreverent and outrageous satire could only spring forth from the insanely hilarious mind of John Leguizamo, last seen at the Playhouse in his acclaimed one-man show Latin History for Morons. Featuring a fusion of bolero, hip hop, merengue and rap, Kiss My Aztec! celebrates, elevates and commemorates Latinx culture in an uproarious new musical. Please note John Leguizamo will be behind-the-scenes this time
3:00 PM The Virgin Trial In this thriller, the young Elizabeth navigates a labyrinth of political and sexual intrigue in the Tudor court that threatens her freedom- and even her life. After the death of both her parents, 15-year-old Elizabeth I must defend herself against cutting accusations of plotting to kill her brother, the king, and having an illicit affair with her stepfather.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $55

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

Dates and times:
Ongoing September 11 to October 6, 2019
Wednesdays and Thursdays - 7:30 PM
Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
5:00 PM Immigration Mural Unveiling: Haciendo Linea The Mint House Project, a social justice-themed public art project in Barrio Logan, is proud to unveil its first public mural on the theme of immigration!

Local artist, Yvette Roman, has been creating a life-size mural portraying Fronterizos as they wait to cross the border into the United States.

Titled "Haciendo Linea," Yvette's mural portrays the motion, fear, and necessity of border crossings while paying special attention to the small, oftentimes overlooked, moments and events that make border towns like San Diego what they are.

Located just around the corner from Chicano Park, "Haciendo Linea" invites people to explore the topic of immigration and take away new insights into what makes San Diego and Tijuana's sister cultures so unique.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Mint House Project
928 S. Evans St.
San Diego, CA 92113

Saturday, September 14 - 5:00 PM
5:30 PM Santee Bluegrass Festival Unlimited food, fun and Bluegrass! Funds raised will benefit the Santee Teen Center, park improvement projects, and the Recreation Scholarship Program which provides financial assistance to qualifying Santee children, teens and seniors to take part in City recreation programs.

Admission/Cost: $40 - $55

Location:
Town Center Community Park
550 Park Center Drive
Santee, CA 92071
MAP

Saturday, September 14 - 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
6:00 PM Music: Bostich & Fussible Celebrate the weekend of Mexican Independence Day with Tijuana-based music heroes Bostich + Fussible of the Grammy-nominated Nortec Collective. They will perform a new suite of electronic music to a screening of a rediscovered 1920
7:00 PM Sephardic Festival This two-day festival begins with an evening of community and film, featuring a documentary that showcases the stories of San Diego
7:00 PM Music: Gilbert Castellanos & The Afro-Cuban All Stars Kick-off Hispanic Heritage Month with a special evening with Gilbert Castellanos & The Afro-Cuban All Stars!

Enjoy music by an all-star line up of artists including:

Gilbert Castellanos - Trumpet/Band Leader
Charlie Chavez - Congas
Alvin Paige - Tenor Saxophonist
Irving Flores - Keys
Omar L
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