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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: Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Christmas Angels
2:00 PM Stage: A Midsummer Night's Dream
2:00 PM A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play
2:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
3:00 PM World Holiday Traditions Variety Show
7:00 PM World Holiday Traditions Variety Show
7:00 PM Staged Reading: Lighting the Way
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
12:45 PM Film: The Bookshop
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
6:30 PM Open Reading: The Merry Wives Of Windsor
7:00 PM Stage: Cirque Dreams Holidaze
7:00 PM Staged Reading: Lighting the Way
Wednesday, Dec 18
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
7:00 PM Stage: Cirque Dreams Holidaze
7:30 PM Music: Irish Christmas in America
Thursday, Dec 19
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Talk: Consul General Carlos González Gutiérrez
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
7:00 PM Stage: Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Christmas Angels
7:30 PM Mariachi Sol De Mexico: A Merry-achi Christmas
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: La Befana Vien di Notte (The Legend of the Christmas Witch)
Friday, Dec 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
7:00 PM Stage: Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Christmas Angels
7:00 PM A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play
7:30 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
8:00 PM Film: Downton Abbey
Saturday, Dec 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:30 AM Pekiti-Tirsia Kali Class
2:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
7:00 PM Winterdance Celtic Christmas Celebration
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
7:00 PM Stage: Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Christmas Angels
7:00 PM A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play
7:30 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
8:00 PM Film: Downton Abbey
Sunday, Dec 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM Winter Solstice Native American Flute Concert
2:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
2:00 PM Stage: Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Christmas Angels
2:00 PM A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play
3:00 PM Food: AfroVegan Pop Up
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
Monday, Dec 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Dec 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Wednesday, Dec 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Thursday, Dec 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Friday, Dec 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Dim Sum Tour
Saturday, Dec 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Cook With Italian Chef & Market Tour
9:30 PM 39th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration
Calendar

< Saturday, October 5, 2019 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Spotlight

One Book - One San Diego Events

Stage

Cambodian Rock Band
Until December 15, 2019

Around the World in 80 Days
Until December 21, 2019

A Christmas Carol
Until December 29, 2019

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

Exhibitions and Art

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

Hanjialin Bao - Between Black and White
Until January 26 2020

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
10:00 AM La Mesa Oktoberfest Since 1973, La Mesa Oktoberfest has been attracting over 100,000 people from across San Diego and Southern California for three days of elevated family-friendly entertainment, tons of top-notch German food, live music, and of course, beer. There's a libation to satisfy the taste of every Mann or Frau at this year
10:00 AM San Diego International Children's Film Festival The 16th annual San Diego International Children's Film Festival presents more than 40 short films and animation from around the world, good for all ages.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Central Library
330 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Saturday, October 5 - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.eventbrite.com
11:00 AM Saint Elizabeths 24th Annual Oktoberfest Saint Elizabeth
12:00 PM Book Signing: Kevin Mclean Kevin Mclean's book Crossing the River Kabul is Bar Popal's personal story of fleeing Afghanistan after the Russian invasion and his amazing stories of his life in Afghanistan. Kevin McLean lives in San Diego, California where he practiced law for many years. As an attorney, he met Bar Popal whose amazing stories of his life in Afghanistan rekindled Kevin's love of writing. The result was Crossing the River Kabul.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Central Library
330 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Saturday, October 5 - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.friendsofsandiegocentrallibrary.org
12:00 PM San Diego Sake Day Join us in friendship, food, and drink for the second year with Setting Sun Sake, featuring local breweries as well as other North American sake breweries - KANPAI!

Setting Sun Sake is leveling up the "Fall Garden Party" at the Japanese Friendship Garden this year to celebrate, not only our fellow local craft industry folks, but also International Sake Day!

Things to look forward to:

12:00 PM El Cajon Oktoberfest Oktoberfest in El Cajon is a family-friendly festival promoting traditional German food, culture, and language. Live entertainment in the Biergarten is provided by the Guggenbach-Buam, from Germany. Enjoy folk dances, games and contests, vendor and craft booths; even a safe and fun Kids
12:00 PM Carlsbad Oktoberfest The Carlsbad Oktoberfest & Family Fall Festival has been ushering in the start of fall since 1982. For 32 years, the festival has opened its doors to beer enthusiasts and grown into what it is today. While you don
2:00 PM Stage: Anastasia Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical Anastasia is on a journey to San Diego at last!

From the Tony Award
6:00 PM Mexican Film: El Incidente (The Incident) In this thrillingly original mind-bender, a cop pursues two criminals down an endless stairwell while a family is stuck in an infinite road trip setting these two parallel narratives on an unforgettable collision course. Director Isaac Ezban will in attendance for this screening and will participate in a Q&A.

In Spanish with English subtitles

Admission/Cost: $7.50 - $11

Location:
Media Arts Center
2921 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92104
MAP

Saturday, October 5 - 6:00 PM
7:00 PM Italian Film: Big Deal on Madonna Street A motley quintet of inept small-time thieves attempt the fail-proof burglary of a local pawnshop. A seemingly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. With English subtitles.

Admission/Cost: $8 at the door

Location:
Firehouse Museum Theater
1572 Columbia Street
San Diego, CA
MAP

Saturday, October 5 - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM Persian Mehregan Fall Fete Persian Mehregan Festival with Reza Rohani & Sara Naeini in San Diego. Reza Rohani, Sara Naeini will perform along with their full band including Piano, Drums, Bass and Guitar. Presented by the Persian Cultural Center, an annual fundraising event for the benefit of Arts of Iran at The San Diego Museum of Art.

VIP tickets include a meet & greet session with artists and access to Arts of Iran and museum grand floor exhibits at 6 o'clock museum Rotunda.

PCC & SDMA members and students, please look for $5 discount code in PCC weekly newsletter

Admission/Cost: $35 - $140 Sponsorship and group ticket packages available.

Location:
San Diego Museum of Art San Diego
James S. Copley Auditorium
Balboa Park
1450 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92102
MAP - [Park Map]

Saturday October 5 - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM Music: Cimarron Centro Cultural de la Raza presents Cimarr
7:00 PM Film: Monty Python and the Holy Grail A comedic send-up of the grim circumstances of the Middle Ages as told through the story of King Arthur and framed by a modern-day murder investigation. When the mythical king of the Britons leads his knights on a quest for the Holy Grail, they face a wide array of horrors, including a persistent Black Knight, a three-headed giant, a cadre of shrubbery-challenged knights, the perilous Castle Anthrax, a killer rabbit, a house of virgins, and a handful of rude Frenchmen.

Admission/Cost: $5

Location:
Edwards Mira Mesa
10733 Westview Pkwy
San Diego, CA 92126
MAP

Saturday, October 5 - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM Stage: Just Like Us Based on Helen Thorpe
7:30 PM Talk: Afrikan Presence in Latin America Runoko Rashidi is an anthropologist and historian with a major focus on what he calls the Global African Presence
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet Hamlet is a philosophical study of life and death, laced with some of the most recognized of Shakespeare
8:00 PM Stage: The Jacksonian Jackson, Mississippi, 1964. When his wife kicks him out, respectable dentist Bill Perch moves into the seedy Jacksonian Motel. There, his downward spiral is punctuated by encounters with his teenage daughter, a gold-digging motel employee, a treacherous bartender, and his now-estranged wife. Revolving around the night of a murder, The Jacksonian brims dark humor and unearths tensions in a town poisoned by racism.

Admission/Cost: $12 - $20

Location:
Apolliad Theatre
Mesa College
7250 Mesa College Drive
San Diego, CA 92111
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, September 27 until Sunday, October 6, 2019
Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 7:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Anastasia Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical Anastasia is on a journey to San Diego at last!

From the Tony Award
8:00 PM Stage: Bad Hombres/Good Wives Don Ernesto, a muy macho cartel lord of Sinaloa, is used to getting exactly what he wants. In this case, what he wants is Eva
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