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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
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
8:00 PM John Leguizamo: Latin History for Morons
Monday, Dec 9
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
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 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
6:00 PM VIA Posada Holiday Celebration Fundraiser
7:00 PM Stage: Sila (The Arctic Cycle)
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
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
7:30 PM Film: La Befana Vien di Notte
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: La Befana Vien di Notte (The Legend of the Christmas Witch)
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)
7:30 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
7:30 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol

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12/13/2019 - VIA Posada Holiday Celebration Fundraiser
Join VIA for a traditional Mexican Holiday Celebration, an evening full of Christmas Carols, Pinatas, Food and Drink.

Right now over 10,000 people wait in Tijuana for an initial asylum hearing with US officials, and thousands of deportees have also been left there, even if not originally from Tijuana. Some are lucky enough to wait in shelters, many wait in the streets.

These people are not criminals. They are families, men, women and children and unaccompanied minors fleeing criminal violence, political corruption and persecution, hunger and food insecurity, and failing economies in their home country. This is about people trying to survive! These migrants have limited resources, little access to traditional work opportunities and the reality is that most of those seeking asylum will be turned away. Many will stay in Tijuana, where the social service infrastructure is insufficient to help them.
In order to address this humanitarian crisis at our border, Via International has joined a coalition of non-profits and faith-based organizations to establish Via Migrante, a program to fill the social-service gaps that exist on the ground in Tijuana. This program will provide case-management to help migrants deal with trauma, secure permanent residence and work eligibility in Mexico, find permanent housing, and access financial resources and other community integration programs.

Without sufficient support, many families will remain stuck in a cycle of homelessness or despair, or be drawn into the drug trade, sex trafficking or child labor. Our entire border region will suffer if we fail to integrate these new neighbors into our communities.

Your contributions will be used in support of the Via Migrante Program. Thank you!

Admission/Cost: FREE However VIA will be collecting contributions in support of the VIA Migrante Program.

Location:
Bread & Salt
1955 Julian Avenue
San Diego, CA 92113
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Friday, December 13 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
12/07/2019 - Tamale Making Workshop
La Tamalada is an authentic Mexican tradition associated with Christmastime. With the tamal-making process being so time-intensive , what better way to do it than celebrating with loved ones. Celebrate one of our beloved traditions with an Olivewood twist. Learn how to prepare hand-made authentic tamales using fresh and traditional ingredients such as banana leaf and corn husk from our amazing Olivewood Kitchenistas, while celebrating life and togetherness. Participants will master their tamal-making skills, connect with their food and community, and take home recipes, tamales, and know-how to share with family and friends! Due to the popularity and authenticity of this class, there is a very limited amount of tickets available, so get your tickets now! Each ticket sold helps Olivewood Gardens & Learning Center maintain our presence in National City through our current programs empowering students and families to lead healthier lifestyles.

Admission/Cost: $75 - $195

Location:
Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center
2525 N Ave
National City, CA 91950
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Saturday, December 7 - 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM
11/21/2019 - Spanish Wine Night
Join your expert on 'feel-good' street food for Third Thursday Wine Nights with a Salud to Spain. Enjoy 3 Spanish wine tastings and 3 small plates.

Admission/Cost: $25

Location:
Inchin's Bamboo Garden
8242 Mira Mesa Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92126
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Thursday, November 21 - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
11/20/2019 - International Chocolate Tasting
Join us on Wednesday, November 20th from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM to sample chocolates made here in San Diego and from around the world. This is a casual event designed to provide an opportunity for people to meet and explore a food that is popular around the globe.

Chocolates and palate cleansers will be provided. If you have a favorite chocolate that you would like to share, feel free to bring it!

The HI San Diego Point Loma hostel has happy hour at this time. Therefore, you are welcome to bring a beverage to enjoy.

This is a FREE event, however space is limited to 20 people. If you cannot attend, please let us know by sending an email to community.sandiego@hiusa.org.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location
HI USA San Diego Point Loma
3790 Udall Street
San Diego, CA 92107
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Wednesay, November 20 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

For ore information, please visit : www.eventbrite.com
11/16/2019 - Scandinavian Lutefisk/Meatball Dinner
Valhall Lodge is holding their annual Lutefisk/Meatball Dinner. Seatings are at 4:30, 5:00 and 5:30. The Ladies of Valhall will be holding their Lille Butikken featuring Scandinavian items and baked goods. Reservations 619-443-942, Grandmom2dach@gmail.com. Indicate whether you would like Lutefisk, meatballs, or half and half.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $25

Location:
Masonic Lodge #407
4731 Date Street
San Diego, CA 91942
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Saturday, November 16 - 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
11/14/2019 - San Diego Ramen Festival 2019
The San Diego Ramen Festival is the most exciting food event coming back this fall to San Diego for our FOURTH ramencredible year!

UPDATE 10/3 - General admission tickets are now SOLD OUT! VIP tickets are still available - but will also sell out, so get them soon!

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11/02/2019 - Escondido Tamale Festival
Returning for its 5th year, the Escondido Tamale Festival has become a signature north county event. This free family festival with a VIP Ticket Option anticipates 15,000 attendees. Come enjoy delicious gourmet, traditional and vegetarian tamales from a variety of award-winning vendors, plus nearly 100 other food & craft vendors, Beer, Wine & Spirit Garden with games and live entertainment, the Best Tamale Contest & the adorable Chihuahua Costume Contest and Fashion Show as well as Tamale Making Classes taught by the pros at Northgate Market. The Grande Stage will feature Mariachis, Aztec and Folklorico Dancers and Dukes Car Club will display their classic low riders. There is also a Kids Fun Zone with face painters and Henna tattoos and a Micro Maker Faire with interactive maker crafts such as building rockets, micro drones, cardboard combat bots, cigar box guitars, laser cut art, marble labyrinth, weaving fabric and sun cookers.

Admission/Cost: Free - $40

Location:
Grape Day Park
321 North Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025
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Saturday, November 2 - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
10/17/2019 - Valle de Guadalupe Winemakers Dinner
Baja chefs, David Castro Hussong of Fauna and Viviana Martinez of Mixtura, along with five of the region
10/29/2019 - Coco: Sugar Skull Paint Night
Get spooky and celebrate Halloween while decorating sugar skulls with the whole family and watching Disney
10/23/2019 - Wine Tasting: Northern Italy
Fellow fans of Italy...go north with us tonight! We will be pouring wines from Alto Adige, Piedmont and the Veneto!

Admission/Cost: $10 - $15

Location:
The WineSellar & Brasserie
9550 Waples St #115
San Diego, CA 92121
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Wednesday, October 23 - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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