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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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< Sunday, April 30, 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 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 - Sunday, April 30:

11:00 AM - ​​UltraStar Cinemas, Mission Valley Hazard Center
​$bull; The Land Beneath Our Feet: Feature Documentary, 60 mins., UK, 2016; Dirs. Gregg Mittman, Sarita Siegel. A look at Liberia and how Liberians lost sovereignty over the land that sustains them.
$bull; Letter From Teejay: Documentary, Short, 7 mins., USA/Turkey, 2016; Dir. Emre Korkmaz. A 17-year old soccer player is lured by agents with the tale of soccer stardom, only to trafficked into Istanbul, Turkey.

12:00 PM - ​​UltraStar Cinemas, Mission Valley Hazard Center
​$bull; Arts of the Monsoon: Feature Documentary, 59 mins., Oman/USA, 2016: Dir. Dodge Billingsley. Long before Picasso, for many artistic endeavors along the Indian Ocean became a way of life.
​$bull; Poncho: Documentary, Short, 6 mins., USA, 2016; Dir. Reigna Wren. A well known Baltimore artist explains the ups and downs of his journey.

1:30 PM - ​​UltraStar Cinemas, Mission Valley Hazard Center
​$bull; The Taxi Club: Feature Documentary, 60 mins., Sweden, 2016; Dir. Johan Palmgren. An African immigrant struggling to make a living as a taxi driver takes on the largest taxi company in Sweden.

1:30 PM - AMC Fashion Valley 18
​$bull; Lee Su-A: Feature Drama, 128 mins., South Korea, 2016; Dir. Hyeon-woo-SON. (Starring Jin-A-Kim). A daughter living with a single mother struggles to find a better way of life in South Korea.

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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Dates and times:
Ongoing Thursday, April 27 to Sunday, April 30

For more information, please visit: www.sdbff.com
2:00 PM House of Denmark Lawn Program Entertainment for this event is done by a storyteller, who is a member of the cottage who talks about fun and historical topics. A three-man band plays Danish-English favorites with singing. A dance group in their native costumes adds to the color and variety.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
International Cottages
Balboa Park
2294 Pan American Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
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Sunday, April 30 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sdhpr.org
2:00 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
2:00 PM Stage: Edo Marionettes from Japan The Edo Marionettes Troupe is on tour from Tokyo and will perform enchanting ayatsuri ningyo (string-controlled puppets), a powerful puppet tradition that came to Japan from China around 360 years ago. This exciting program includes four vignettes: Kappore, a solo male marionette performing a fun, energetic dance; Yoidore, a stumbling drunkard; Kurokami, the touching story of a beautiful young woman in love; and Shishimai, the wild Lion Dance.

English translation will be provided. Master folk musician, Grego, will give a puppet-powered musical introduction. Tickets include full admission to the Japanese Friendship Garden. Group discounts available. Not recommended for under eight years old. This special cross-cultural event was made possible by the collaborative efforts of the San Diego Guild of Puppetry and the Japanese Friendship Garden. Info: 619-222-0100.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $20

Location:
Japanese Friendship Garden
Balboa Park
2215 Pan American Road
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Sunday, April 30 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Sunday, April 30 - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.niwa.org
2:00 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
2:00 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
5:00 PM Stage: Edo Marionettes from Japan The Edo Marionettes Troupe is on tour from Tokyo and will perform enchanting ayatsuri ningyo (string-controlled puppets), a powerful puppet tradition that came to Japan from China around 360 years ago. This exciting program includes four vignettes: Kappore, a solo male marionette performing a fun, energetic dance; Yoidore, a stumbling drunkard; Kurokami, the touching story of a beautiful young woman in love; and Shishimai, the wild Lion Dance.

English translation will be provided. Master folk musician, Grego, will give a puppet-powered musical introduction. Tickets include full admission to the Japanese Friendship Garden. Group discounts available. Not recommended for under eight years old. This special cross-cultural event was made possible by the collaborative efforts of the San Diego Guild of Puppetry and the Japanese Friendship Garden. Info: 619-222-0100.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $20

Location:
Japanese Friendship Garden
Balboa Park
2215 Pan American Road
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Dates and times:
Sunday, April 30 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Sunday, April 30 - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.niwa.org
7:00 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
MAP

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.
7:00 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
MAP

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
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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