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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
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< Monday, April 24, 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

11:00 AM Poetry Reading: Serhiy Zhadan Serhiy Zhadan will read from his poetry on Monday, April 24 at 11:00 AM in Literature, room 237. This event is co-sponsored by UC San Diego's Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Program and the New Writing Series.

Serhiy Zhadan is a poet, novelist, activist, musician, originally from Ukraine's now war-torn Donbas. Born in the Luhansk Oblast in Ukraine, Zhadan graduated from Kharkiv University, and, after graduating, taught Ukrainian and World Literature. He currently lives in Kharkiv, Ukraine, where, in 2014, he was one of the most visible and best-known participants in the protest movement against the Yanukovych government. Zhadan is the author of several volumes of poetry, five novels, and the short story collections. His books, which include Voroshilovgrad (2010), Depeche Mode (2013), and Mesopotamia (2014), have been translated to several languages. Recent English-language articles about Zhadan have appeared in the New Yorker, Asymptote, the London Review of Books, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. Zhadan has translated poetry from a number of languages, including the work of Paul Celan and Charles Bukowski. Although he writes in Ukrainian, his work is on the bestseller list in Russian translation.

Zhadan has been a member of two Kharkiv-based ska bands, Luk, for which Zhadan wrote much of the group's Ukrainian-language lyrics, and, since 2008, Sobaky v Kosmosi. His work has been called "post-proletarian punk," and is increasingly considered "the unofficial bard of Eastern Ukraine." Serhiy will be reading from his work in the original, while UC San Diego Literature and REEES faculty read English translations by Virlana Tkacz, Wanda Phipps, Yuliya Ilchuk, Reilly Costigan-Humes and Isaac Wheeler.

Admission/Cost: FREE
Registration for this event is required.

Location:
UCSD Literature Building, Room 237
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
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Monday, April 24 - 11:00 AM

For more information, please visit: www.ucsd.edu
3:00 PM Asian Film Festival Spring Showcase 21 films, from beauty queen tales to political dramas, from topsy-turvy comedies to a musical celebration that will have you humming for days. This is the 7th annual SDAFF Spring Showcase, and it's our biggest yet.

Following 2015's "Cinema Little Saigon" and 2016's "China Now," we are dedicating April 23 to our original curated series "Right to Resist: From 9066 to 2017." The series will highlight stories of resistance to Japanese American incarceration during WWII and connecting them to stories of South Asian and Muslim Americans today. Screenings that day are free for youth under 17.

Admission/Cost: General $12, Member $9 Opening night: General $15, Member $12 Passes available

Location:
UltraStar Mission Valley at Hazard Center
7510 Hazard Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92108
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Dates and times:
Thursday, April 20 - 7:00 PM
Friday, April 21 - 5:00 PM
Saturday, April 22 - 1:00 PM
Sunday, April 23 - 1:00 PM
Monday, April 24 - 3:00 PM
Tuesday, April 25 - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, April 26 - 5:00 PM
Thursday, April 27 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please visit: festival.sdaff.org
6:00 PM Zimbeat: Music of Zimbabwe Hypnotic interlocking melodies and spirited African rhythms culminate in the captivating and compelling music that is found in traditional and contemporary Zimbabwe.

Cosponsored by the SDSU School of Music and Dance and the Center for World Music.

Admission/Cost:
general - $20
college students - $10
seniors (62+), active military, SDSU affiliates - $15
free admission for elementary/middle school/high school students

Location:
Smith Recital Hall
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182
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Monday, April 24 - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

For more information, please visit: centerforworldmusic.org
7:00 PM Holocaust Remembrance Reading Of 'Anda's Love' The Old Globe presents a reading of "Anda's Love" by Joshua Sobol, directed by Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, featuring Globe Artistic Associate Tovah Feldshuh ("Golda's Balcony," "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," "The Walking Dead") and Natacha Roi ("The Winter's Tale").

From Israel's most prominent living playwright comes the first English-language reading of a moving drama about the ongoing legacy of the Holocaust. 2002: As violence continues to shatter lives in Israel and the Occupied Territories, Petra, a German war correspondent, visits Anda in her Tel Aviv flat, discovering a surprising and deep bond between them, dating back to World War II.

The reading will be in conjunction with the National Jewish Theater Foundation - Holocaust Theater International Initiative - Remembrance Readings 2017 in Honor of Elie Wiesel.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $15

Location:
Old Globe Theatre
Balboa Park
1363 Old Globe Way
San Diego, CA
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Monday, April 24 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.theoldglobe.org
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
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