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Sunday, Dec 17
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Let There Be Light: Hanukkah & Kwanzaa Celebration
12:00 PM Cooking Class: Una Noche en España
1:00 PM California Ballet: The Nutcracker
2:00 PM Music: House of England Winter Concert
2:00 PM Four Treasures of the Chinese Study Closing Reception
2:00 PM Stage: La Posada Magica
2:00 PM La Pastorela de los Alacranes
2:00 PM B is for Bangkok Storytime
2:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
4:30 PM Festival: Global Winter Wonderland
5:30 PM California Ballet: The Nutcracker
7:30 PM California Ballet: The Nutcracker
8:00 PM Music: Anhuea, Paula Fuga, Mahi
Monday, Dec 18
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 AM SD Hmong Community New Year Celebration
4:30 PM Festival: Global Winter Wonderland
6:30 PM Discussion: One Hundred Years of Solitude
Tuesday, Dec 19
All Day Free Admission to Mingei International Museum
All Day Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:30 PM Festival: Global Winter Wonderland
7:00 PM Stage: The Meshuga Nutcracker
Wednesday, Dec 20
1:00 PM Cooking Class: French Macaron
4:30 PM Festival: Global Winter Wonderland
7:00 PM California Ballet: The Nutcracker
Thursday, Dec 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM Moscow Ballet's 'Great Russian Nutcracker'
7:30 PM Hanukkah/Solstice Concert
7:30 PM Film: Fräulein una Fiana D'inverno
8:00 PM Moscow Ballet's 'Great Russian Nutcracker'
Friday, Dec 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:30 PM Festival: Global Winter Wonderland
6:00 PM Special Event: Apna Christmas
7:00 PM California Ballet: The Nutcracker
Saturday, Dec 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:30 PM Festival: Global Winter Wonderland
6:00 PM Russian Grand Ballet Presents “The Nutcracker”
7:30 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
Sunday, Dec 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
2:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
4:30 PM Festival: Global Winter Wonderland
Monday, Dec 25
4:30 PM Festival: Global Winter Wonderland
Tuesday, Dec 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Kwanzaa Unity Umoja
Wednesday, Dec 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:30 PM Festival: Global Winter Wonderland
6:00 PM Kwanzaa - Kujichagulia: Self-Determination
6:00 PM Film: The Spirit Of The Beehive
Thursday, Dec 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM Book Signing: Sandcastle Girls
4:30 PM Festival: Global Winter Wonderland
6:00 PM Kwanzaa - Collective Work and Responsibility: Ujima
Friday, Dec 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:30 PM Festival: Global Winter Wonderland
6:00 PM Kwanzaa: Cooperative Economics: Ujamaa
7:00 PM Stage: Kwanzaa Time
Saturday, Dec 30
1:00 PM New Years in Baja California Mexico
4:30 PM Festival: Global Winter Wonderland
7:00 PM Stage: Kwanzaa Time
Calendar

< Friday, March 31, 2017 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Stage

Black Pearl Sings!
Until December 17

Diary of Anne Frank
Until December 17

Cabaret
Until December 23

Exhibitions and Art

Memories Of Underdevelopment
Until February 4, 2018

Art of the Americas
Until February 18, 2018

Indonesian Shadow Puppets
Until March 1, 2018

Jewels of India
Until March 1, 2018

Recycled and Embroidered Textiles of Bengal
Until March 25, 2018

Barrio Art Crawl
Ongoing, every 2nd Saturday of each month

Art of East Asia
Until December 31, 2019

Arts of Iran
Until January 31, 2019

Art Of The 20th Century
Ongoing until December 31, 2019

German Expressionism
Ongoing until December 31, 2019

Dan McCleary, Etchings And Studies: Taller De Grabado Oaxaca 2000 - 2016

Kanban, Traditional Shop Signs Of Japan
Ongoing until October 8, 2017

Art Of The Open Air
Ongoing until February 13, 2018

Kids

Kids Meet Mandarin
Ongoing Fridays

Chinese Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Spanish Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Bilingual Storytime
Ongoing Fridays

Classes and Workshops

Irish Gaelic Conversation Circle
Ongoing Tuesdays - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Tai Chi Workshop
Ongoing Saturdays

Shakespeare&Tea
Ongoing Sundays

African Dance Class
Ongoing Sundays

Dancing With The Brush: Chinese Brush Painting And Calligraphy
Ongoing Tuesdays

Middle-Eastern Drum and Belly Dance Class
Ongoing Mondays

Salsa Class
Ongoing Tuesdays

Urban Art & More
Ongoing Tuesdays

Mandarin Meetup
Ongoing Wednesdays

Cultural Tours and Excursions

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum & Garden Tour
Ongoing, every 1st Saturday of each month

Little Italy Culinary Tour
Ongoing Saturdays

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

Lucha Libre Mexican Wrestling in Tijuana
Ongoing, Select Fridays

Tijuana Street Art Trek with Panca
Ongoing, Select Saturdays

Tijuana Street Eats
Ongoing, Select Saturdays

Tijuana Brewery Tour
Ongoing, Select Saturdays

Tijuana Market Hop
Ongoing, Select Sundays

Tijuana Seafood Food Tour
Ongoing Saturdays

Tijuana Foodie Adventure
Ongoing Saturdays,Tuesdays,Sundays

Ensenada Mexico Pacific Ocean Coastal Tour

Baja Mexico Grand Tour

Tijuana Foodie Adventures

Brews + Chews & Views: Tijuana Walking Tour
Ongoing Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays until Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Other

Tea with The Bard
Ongoing, first Sunday of each month

Kirtan Musical Meditation
Ongoing, Thursdays

Frankie & Maria's Italian Wedding, A Not-So-Ordinary Interactive Dinner Theater
Ongoing, Saturdays, Fridays

9:00 AM Talk Series - Latin American Art Festival Gearing up to the weekend of the Latin American Art Festival, there will be three days of talk series with artists and art professionals, showing the ropes and how to's in this interesting and multi-layered world.

Wednesday, March 29
9:00 AM: Juan Curto Vivas - Guidelines to Get in Contact with Galleries
10:00 AM: Kevin Linde - "Point Counterpoint" (in English)
12:00 PM: Alvaro Blancarte - To Make Murals in Mexico

Thursday, March 30
9:00 AM: Ginger Shulick Porcella - Artist Statement/Bio Workshop (in English)
12:00 PM: Marisa Caichiolo - Artist Residencies
3:00 PM: Gennaro Garcia - Public Relations for Artists

Friday, March 31
9:00 AM: Linda Caballero Sotelo - What Do Museums Expect from Latin Artists?
10:30 AM: Mariano Alvarez - Marketing for Artists

Admission/Cost: $6

Location:
New Americans Museum at Liberty Station Arts District
2825 Dewey Rd #102
San Diego, CA 92106
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Dates and times:
Wednesday, March 29 - 9:00 AM
Thursday, March 30 - 9:00 AM
Friday, March 31 - 9:00 AM

For more information, please call: (619) 752-6118
6:00 PM Noé Olivas Quinceañera Project Opening Reception The San Diego Art Institute is pleased to present "la/el/ellas/ellos/usted quinceañera/o," a solo project by SDAI artist-in-resident Noé Olivas.

Olivas explores childhood memories, gender roles, and contemporary gender stereotyping through this project. The completed work will manifest itself in the form of a quinceañera dress installation made from atypical materials. The process and materials tap into Olivas' desires to inform himself on the history and tradition of the quinceañera process, how it speaks to the ongoing progression or regression of gender roles, and the myth of machismo.

The opening reception is Friday, March 31.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
SDAI Project Space
141 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
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Opening reception: Friday, March 31 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Exhibition: Ongoing until April 30, 2017
The exhibition will be open Saturdays and Sundays - 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sandiego-art.org, or call call (619) 236-0011
7:00 PM Music: Ozomatli Ozomatli is a six-piece band playing primarily Latin, hip hop, and rock music, formed in 1995 in Los Angeles.

Admission/Cost: $32

Location:
Music Box
1337 India Street
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Friday, December 15 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 16 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please call (619) 795-1337
7:30 PM Stage: Halo-Halo Mixed-together stories from San Diego's Filipino American Community. A moving and eye-opening window into San Diego. Drawn from real history and personal interviews, HALO-HALO tells stories that explore Filipino American culture and traditions, along with the struggles and triumphs every audience shares with this fascinating and fast-growing community.

Admission/Cost: $22

Location:
Lyceum Space Theatre
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
From March 31 to April 9
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday 7:30 PM
Saturdays and Sundays 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sdartstix.com
7:30 PM Stage: South of the 8 South of The 8 is a fascinating, interview-based work that explores issues of culture and identity in a specific local community, breaking down stereotypes by sharing the rich and diverse the stories of the people who live there. Following an intensive interview process, five individuals from neighborhoods south of the I-8 were selected to work with Ping Chong + Company and the Playhouse to create and perform an "opera for the spoken word," based on their own narratives.

This moving, non-traditional theatre piece showcases the real-life stories and experiences of individuals from a variety of backgrounds, shining a light on the unique character of communities South of The 8.

Written by Sara Zatz and Daniela Rivera, in collaboration with the performers
Directed by Sara Zatz

Content Advisory: May contain some adult themes.

Admission/Cost: Adult - $15.00 Student/Child - $10.00

Location:
City Heights Performance Annex
3795 Fairmount Avenue
San Diego, California 92105
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Dates and times:
Friday, March 31 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 1 - 2:30 PM
Saturday, April 1 - 7:30 PM

For more information, please visit: http://www.sdartstix.com
8:00 PM Comedy: Vice Ganda Jose Marie Borja Viceral, known by his stage name Vice Ganda, is a Filipino comedian, television presenter, endorser, actor, author, fashion icon, and recording artist. 21 and older only. Get giddy. Get emotional. Fall in love when the "unbeatable star" Vice Ganda brings you "Pusuan Mo si Vice Ganda sa America" (You Have to Heart/Like Vice Ganda in America).

Fans will be treated to an entertaining concert filled with knee-slapping, side-splitting jokes and entertaining musical numbers. This post-Valentine concert's theme is about love, healing, and moving on. You will definitely laugh and love at "Pusuan Mo si Vice Ganda sa America" (You Have to Heart/Like Vice Ganda in America).

Admission/Cost: $60.50 +

Location:
San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 Third Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
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Friday, March 31 - 8:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Red Velvet The Old Globe stages "Red Velvet," a stirring drama that transports audiences to the turbulent backstage world of London's Theatre Royal in the early 1800s.

Edmund Kean, the greatest actor of his generation, can't go on tonight as Othello, and his company is in disarray. A young American actor named Ira Aldridge arrives to step into the role—but no black man has ever played Othello on the English stage.

His groundbreaking performance upends stage tradition and changes the lives of everyone involved.

Lolita Chakrabarti's multi-award-winning play uncovers the fascinating true story of a pivotal figure in theater history. Visionary director Rachel Chavkin returns to The Old Globe with a stunningly theatrical production of a play that the London Telegraph called "informative, entertaining, and thought-provoking."

Admission/Cost: $34 - $98

Location:
Old Globe Theatre
1363 Old Globe Way
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA
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Dates and times:
March 25 until April 30
Tuesdays - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, April 19 - 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM;
All other Wednesdays - 7:00 PM
Thursdays - 8:00 PM
Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturday, March 25 and Saturday, April 22 - 8:00 PM;
All other Saturdays - 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 26 - 7:00 PM;
All other Sundays - 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM

For tickets or more information, please visit: www.theoldglobe.org, or call 619) 234-5623
8:00 PM Stage: Into The Beautiful North San Diego Repertory Theatre closes its 2017/18 season with "Into the Beautiful North," a world premiere written by Karen Zacarías and directed by San Diego REP Artistic Director Sam Woodhouse.

All the men of the sleepy Mexican village of Tres Camarones have left town in search of fortune in the USA. One night, 19-year-old Nayeli watches "The Magnificent Seven" at the local cinema and has a flash of inspiration. She grabs her goth best friend Vampi and her gay confidant Tacho, and sets out on a quest of epic proportions - to find men in the USA and smuggle them back across the border to repopulate and protect her beloved town! And so begins a 1,000 mile road trip from the Pacific Coast of Mexico through the colorful streets of Tijuana to the climactic scene at the Bahia Hotel in Mission Bay
San Diego CA.

Admission/Cost: $38 - $65

Location:
Lyceum Theatre
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
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Multiple dates from March 30 - April 23, 2017
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