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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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< Friday, April 28, 2017 >


7:00 AM Gateway Conversations Symposium In 1994, Pacific Rim Park (PRP) and Ilan-Lael Foundation (ILF), under the artistic direction of artist James Hubbell, launched a global conversation between San Diego and Pacific Rim nations exploring the transformative power of art and the artistic process. Hubbell's unique expression of art diplomacy resulted in public art parks built by architecture students in seven Pacific Rim cities. Through these shared art-making experiences, the diverse people and nations of the Pacific transcended language barriers and cultural differences to explore and celebrate their common humanity.

Pacific Rim Park and Ilan-Lael Foundation will bring the participants of the Pacific Rim Park project to San Diego to continue exploring the role of art in international relations. The 2017 Gateway Conversations will welcome representatives from the eastern and western Pacific Rims along with members from San Diego and Tijuana to continue the conversation about the role of art in public places and its ability to bridge cultures.

Schedule:
8:00 AM - Doors Open/Registration/Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM - Symposium/Panels/Presentation: Mingei International Museum
12:00 PM to 12:30 PM - Lunch, Keynote Speaker
2:00 PM to - 4:00 PM - Balboa Park Exploration
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Sunset Reception, "Pearl of the Pacific" Park, San Diego, CA

Admission/Cost: $50 - $125
$50 for the conversation panels at Balboa Park Club, $75 for bus tour of Tijuana.

Location:
Mingei International Museum
Balboa Park
2144 Pan American Rd
San Diego, CA 92101
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Friday, April 28 - 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.gatewayconversations.com
4:00 PM Cinco de Mayo Concert In The Park Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a fun, free family-friendly concert in Balboa Park at 6 p.m. featuring Jarabe Mexicano accompanied by SDSU School of Music and Dance Jazz Band and Wind Symphony!

Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of San Diego, the concert will honor the memory of long-time member and community benefactor, Bill Gibbs. There's also a special father-son appearance by KUSI TV Anchor Carlos Amezcua and his father, legendary Mariachi Leader Don Oscar Amezcua. Pre-concert festivities begin at 4 p.m. in the Plaza de Panama with City Heights Mariachi and a variety of cuisines from some of San Diego's best food trucks.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Spreckels Organ Pavilion
Balboa Park
1549 El Prado
San Diego, CA
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Friday, May 5 - 4:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.kiwanisclubsandiego.org
4:00 PM San Diego Black Film Festival Several films from previous years have gone on to win additional awards at other film festivals. More importantly, seven films that premiered at the San Diego Black Film Festival are either in negations or have already wrapped up distribution deals including the films "Locked in a Room," now with Echo Bridge Entertainment, and our Best Comedy winner "The Donut Shop," now with Viva Films. Good things await our 2017 filmmakers as well. See you in 2017.

Films - Friday, April 28:

4:00 PM - AMC Fashion Valley 18
• Taking Israel: Feature Documentary, 55 mins., USA, 2015; Dir. Vincent Singleton. Each year numerous African American students spend the summer in Israel. This is their story.

4:30 PM - AMC Fashion Valley 18
• Profiled: Feature Documentary, 52 mins., USA, 2016; Dir. Kathleen Foster. Mothers of unarmed youth killed by the NYPD tell the story of what they believe is racial profiling.
• Break: Drama, Short, 9 mins., USA, 2015; Dir. Nicholas Santos. (Starring Amir Royale, Emma Hedrick). In suburbia, a young couple is confronted with preconceived notions.

5:30 PM - ​UltraStar Cinemas, Mission Valley Hazard Center
• Wigger Please: Feature Documentary, 54 mins., USA, 2016: Dir. Jonathan Ashley. What is a Wigger? A group of White artists and activists share their thoughts, emotions and opinions on the subject.
• Radio Road: Drama, Short, 14 mins., USA, 2017; Dir. Warren Allen. (Starring Michael D. Johnson,Jr., Brandi Thomas). In this surreal fantasy, four blue collar friends mourn the end of time.

6:00 PM - ​AMC Fashion Valley 18​
• Jesus Christ (Man or Myth): Feature Documentary, 93 mins., USA, 2016: Dir. Christian Robinson. When is the second coming? Various pastors discuss their views on the bible and the lord Jesus Christ.
• Paradise Inn: Drama, Short, 10 mins., USA, 2016; Dir. Bervick J. Deculus II. A soul shaking experience in the name of Jesus.

6:00 PM - ​AMC Fashion Valley 18​
• It's Not My Fault (And I don't Care Anyway): Feature Drama, 96 mins., Canada, 2016; Dir. Chris Craddock. (Starring Alan Thicke, Quinton Aaron). The daughter of a prominent motivational speaker is kidnapped. Getting her back is urban warfare.

6:00 PM - ​AMC Fashion Valley 18​
• Take Me Out: Feature drama, 83 mins., USA, 2016; Dir. Joe Shanks. A rebellious Chicago teenager struggles to find his way as he deals with sibling rivalry and a baseball-obsessed father.
• Start Over: Comedy, Short, 9 mins., USA, 2016; Dir. Liz Rizzo. (Starring Lyndon Laveaux). In search of someone special, three men and a woman hire a video service to aid them in their quest.

7:00 PM - UltraStar Cinemas, Mission Valley Hazard Center
• Beyond The Silence: Feature Drama, 100 mins., USA, 2016: Dir. William Barbee. (Starring Bill Duke, JD Williams). Loosely based on the novel "Clipped Wings They Do Fly," a man finds himself on trial for a crime he does not remember. A defense team fights for his freedom.
• Downward Hiro: Drama, Short, 22 mins., USA, 2016: Dir. Bry Sanders. (Starring Kelly Perine, Phil Morris). A troubled man on a downward spiral returns to the art of torture.
• Black Cop: Short, Drama, 11 mins., Canada, 2016; Dir. Cory Bowles. (Starring Gerald Sanders, Jackie Hanlan). Following the death of an unarmed teen, a black police officer suddenly turns the table....on other citizens.

7:45 PM - AMC Fashion Valley 18​
• Jesus H. Heist: Feature Comedy, 118 mins., USA, 2015; Dir. Benton Stephens. (Starring Will Storie). A group of slackers, fired from their low-wage jobs on a big-budget movie, devises a plot to circumvent the production.

7:45 PM - AMC Fashion Valley 18​
• Bastard Son Of A Thousand Fathers: Feature Thriller/Drama, 79 mins., USA, 2015: Dir. Lanre Sarumi. (Starring Lanre Sarumiu, Tirf Alexius, Remoh, Romeo). A ruthless immigrant leaves a brutal trail of killings in his quest to control the sales of a narcotics in his neighborhood.
• Shoot Your Shot: Comedy, Short, 9 mins., USA, 2016; Dir. Gareth Lindo. (Starring Celisse Graves, Shanelle John, John Broker). A plan backfires when a guy tries to help his immigrant roommate.

7:45 PM - AMC Fashion Valley 18​
• Dreamed Vengeance: Feature Drama, 130 mins., USA, 2016; Dir. Jason Tong. The fictional spirits of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King appear in modern day America.
• Looking Up: Drama, Short, 11 mins., USA, 2016: Dir. Ramona Taylor. Emotionally distraught over the loss of his son, a man receives unknown information about his son.

Admission/Cost: Starting at $10

Locations:
AMC Fashion Valley 18
7037 Friars Road
San Diego, CA 92108
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UltraStar Cinemas, Mission Valley Hazard Center
7510 Hazard Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92108
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Ongoing Thursday, April 27 to Sunday, April 30

For more information, please visit: www.sdbff.com
5:30 PM House of Norway: Movie Night This is our 2nd quarter movie night. We will be showing Kitchen Stories, a Scandinavian film about researchers observing bachelors in their kitchens. There will be refreshments and snacks.

Admission/Cost: $3 - $5

Location:
Hall of Nations
Presidents Way at Pan American Road
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
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Friday, April 28 - 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

For more information, please visit: www.houseofnorway.org
7:00 PM Opera: La Traviata San Diego Opera presents Giuseppe Verdi's "La Traviata."The Roaring Twenties brought us novel inventions, a racy new culture and dramatic social change . . and for Violetta Valery, illness, judgment and sacrifice. This party girl lives life on her own terms, gives into pleasure for money and keeps her heart safe, until she meets a man who changes her life. Choosing love over freedom, Violetta cannot resist these feelings and the couple begin their life together, until an unwelcome visitor threatens their future. Will Violetta bend to the will of another or surrender to her heart? And can she do it in time? Starring Corrine Winters as Violetta, Joshua Guerrero as Alfredo, and Stephen Powell as Germont.

Admission/Cost: $50 - $299

Location:
San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA
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Dates and times:
Saturday, April 22 - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, April 25 - 7:00 PM
Friday, April 28 - 7:00 PM
Sunday, April 30 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sdopera.org
7:00 PM Music: Svara Archana A Vocal Duet Concert by Archana & Arathi Bhardwaj

Sponsored By: Revathi and Suresh Subramanian

Accompanied By:
Sankar Subramaniam - Violin
Raamkumar Balamurthi - Mridangam

Admission/Cost: $20
Free for IFAASD 2017 Subscription and Subscription Plus Patrons

Location:
Vedic Cultural and Spiritual Center (Shiva Vishnu Temple)
9252 Miramar Road
San Diego, CA, 92126
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Friday, April 28 - 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM

For more information, please visit: www.indianfineartsacademy.org
7:30 PM Music: Dornob Collective, Rob Deez, Jeffrey Joe Morin The Acoustic Evenings series at the Athenaeum showcases local, San Diego acoustic musicians. Three performers are featured in each program and are available at the intermission reception and post-concert meet-and-greet. The project advances the Athenaeum's commitment to support San Diego talent.

The spring series begins with Dornob Collective, Rob Deez, and Jeffrey Joe Morin. Dornob is a collective of musicians that has been playing Persian music in San Diego since 1985. The members' goals, in addition to friendship and fun, include learning the Persian musical tradition, fostering creativity, and crossing cultural bridges. Rob Deez, a self-professed "comedic singer-songrhymer," who performs on the acoustic guitar, appeals to many different audiences with his improvising talents. Jeffrey Joe Morin is steeped in the blues, jazz, swing, honky-tonk, and R&B. He performs acoustic guitar renditions of standards and of his own wry and romantic songs.

Admission/Cost: $12 - $17

Location:
Athenaeum Music and Arts Library
1008 Wall Street
San Diego, CA 92037
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Friday, April 28 - 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

For more information, please visit: www.ljathenaeum.org
8:00 PM The Hutchins Consort: Immigrants The Hutchins Consort presents Immigrants. Throughout the 20th century, many artists, as well as other professionals, immigrated to the U.S. searching for freedom. The Hutchins Consort will be performing music from some of these composers who contributed to enrich the world music scene, like Bartok, Schoenberg, Stravinsky or Zeisl. The Hutchins Consort plays on the eight scaled violins designed and built by luthier Dr. Carleen Hutchins, whose research into the acoustic properties of string instruments resulted in an innovative process called free-plate tuning; a precise method of refining the top and back plates of a violin before it is assembled to bring it to peak acoustic performance. The fruits of her labor are the eight Hutchins violins, ranging in size from the 18.5-inch treble to the 7.2-foot contrabass. Like all violins, these instruments capture the emotional element of the music. But they have the additional advantage of being crafted as a complete set with the same harmonic DNA giving them the ability to produce a unique array of sounds that add a new dimension to the works they perform.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $35

Location:
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
890 Balour Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Friday, April 28 - 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM

For more information, please visit: www.hutchinsconsort.org
8:00 PM Stage: Travels with My Aunt North Coast Repertory Theatre presents Giles Havergal's theatrical adaptation of the Graham Greene novel. Eccentric aunt Augusta swoops in, shakes up the life of her staid bourgeois nephew, and ignites the lust for adventure buried within his gray flannel soul." David Ellenstain directs.

Admission/Cost: $39 - $50

Location:
North Coast Repertory Theatre
987-D Lomas Santa Fe Drive
Solana Beach, CA 92075
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Wednesday April 12 to Sunday, May 7, 2017
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM (No Shows 4/15)
Sundays - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM (No 7:00 PM show 5/7)

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