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Coming Soon...
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
Friday, Dec 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
7:30 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
8:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
8:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
Calendar

< Friday, May 3, 2019 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Spotlight

One Book - One San Diego Events

Stage


* Note: newest and shorter run productions can be found in our regular calendar listings.

Exhibitions and Art

[A] Portrait of People in Motion
November 30, 2019

Hanjialin Bao - Between Black and White
Until January 26 2020

Art of East Asia
Until December 31, 2019

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

German Expressionism
Ongoing until December 31, 2019

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

Places

Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
Ongoing, 3rd Tuesday of each month

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

Chicano Park Tour
Ongoing Saturdays and Sundays

Kids

Kids Meet Mandarin
Ongoing Fridays

Chinese Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Spanish Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Bilingual Storytime
Ongoing Fridays

Classes and Workshops

Asian Brush Painting/Sumi-e Class
Ongoing Tuesdays

Capoeira Angola de Sao Bento Grande
Ongoing Saturdays

Mahjong Lessons
Ongoing Thursdays

Emei Qigong Practice
Ongoing Saturdays

Kokedama Workshop
Ongoing every 1st and 3rd Tuesday

Irish Gaelic Conversation Circle
Ongoing Tuesdays

Tai Chi Workshop
Ongoing Saturdays
9:30 AM Conference: Feminist World-Building in Japanese Cinema Across the production, criticism and scholarship of Japanese cinema, there remains startlingly little feminist work. We might attribute this to who controls the means of cinematic production in the Japanese film industry, to Japan
12:00 PM Art: Yasmine Kasem - Jihad of Bitter Petals Jihad of Bitter Petals are works questioning what it is to be caught between the struggle and submission and the merger of Queer and Islamic Identities in a single body. Yasmine Kasem
1:00 PM Film: Casi Divas Foreign Film: Casi Divas Mexico/Spanish with English subtitles Comedy/Musical - 2008 (1 hr. 47 min., PG-13) Four ambitious and beautiful young women, from four very different corners of Mexico, are caught up in the frenzy that sweeps the nation when a powerful producer dreams up a nationwide talent search to cast the lead in his next big movie. But all this is news to his on-again, off-again lover, a diva of epic proportions, who expected to get the part. While she schemes to nail down the role, our four leads begin their own journey on the road to fame.
Location: DANCE ROOM (SAN204)

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
MiraCosta College San Elijo Campus
3333 Manchester Avenue
Cardiff by the Sea, CA 92024
MAP

Friday, May 3 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
4:00 PM Cinco de Mayo Old Town The 36th Annual Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo will transform the historic Old Town area into the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration north of the border. This weekend celebration attracts over 100,000 people over the course of three days with its bustling mercado, non-stop music and live entertainment, lucha libre wrestling, and a huge display of lowriders and other autos.

Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo will feature live entertainment with over 20 bands consisting of Latin rock, Norte
4:00 PM Walk For A Water Well In Kenya The first FAV (Female Athlete Volunteers of San Diego) and Friends, Walk for a Water Well In Kenya is to take place on May 3, 2019 from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM with Maranatha Volunteers International. Each participant will help raise $15,000 for drilling and installation of a water well in Kenya.

Leaders include Emma Reeves, Mia Goldman, Elizabeth Rabbitt and a host of volunteers.

This walk starts at Hooterville. Wearing white and black, Kenyan beaded name tags and bracelets and Maasai patterned bandanas, volunteers will carry bright yellow buckets a mile into the Del Mar Mesa Preserve to destination Duck Pond where they will fill the buckets to carry them back to 12516 Del Vino Court.

This walk is represents the experience of so many women and girls in Kenya, and other countries in Africa, who spend hours each day in search of water for their families.

In Africa
6:00 PM Music: Keahi & Kauka Keahi & Kauka (aka: Anthony Stanley) will perform along with Hawaiiʻs Top Podagee Transplant Comedian Janice Remland! You will laugh your underwear off!

Hawaiian Entertainer Russell Paihinui will be setting the mood while you arrive, all the while being hosted by comedian, the Kanaka Ikaika Patria.

Featuring:
• The amazing music of Keahi & Kauka with Hula
• Hawaii transplant and sensational Podagee comedian, Janice Remland
• The island sounds of Russell Paihinui
• The funniest kanaka in San Diego, your host Ikaika Patria
• Free Pizza
• Complimentary Wine
• Hula
• Kamaʻaina Discount off of Friendly Shoes

Admission/Cost: $16 - $20

Location:
Friendly Shoes
3609 4th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
MAP

Friday, May 3 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
6:00 PM Viva La Luz Benefit Concert It's that time of year again for our annual Casas de Luz concert! Join us for a festive night at our concert, Viva de Luz. Enjoy an acoustic show from Lee Coulter, a songwriter whose soulful performance and memorable songwriting have landed him opening spots for music legends Tom Jones and Chuck Berry, critic favorites Martin Sexton and Griffin House and had Sirius XMs Coffee House channel dub him the discovery of year in 2011 for his debut album.

Enjoy complimentary desserts and refreshments for sale during intermission and after doors open while browsing our locally themed silent auction baskets! The baskets will be full of gift cards to restaurants across San Diego, activities for a sunny day, date night activities, self-care items, and much more! Be ready to go home with something special.

All proceeds will benefit Casas de Luz, a non-profit organization that not only builds houses in Tijuana, but builds homes in which families can take a step forward and have a fresh start at life.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $25

Location:
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito
1036 Solana Drive
Del Mar, CA 92075
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Friday, May 3 - 6:00 PM
6:30 PM Bulgarian Film: There There is coming to San Diego on May 3rd! We're thrilled to be hosted by Българско училище "Васил Левски"

You will have a chance to meet and talk with director Bogdan in person at the showing. Of course, you don't have to be Bulgarian to feel THERE. The film is with English subtitles and speaks to all cultures.

Admission/Cost: $13 - $15

Location:
Qualcomm Auditorium
6455 Lusk Blvd
San Diego, CA 92121
MAP

Friday, May 3 - 6:30 PM
7:00 PM Stage: Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) This comedy and gender-bendy romp retells Shakespeare
7:30 PM King Arthur: A Semi-Opera by Henry Purcell Bach Collegium San Diego presents the 1691 Baroque opera, King Arthur. Henry Purcell's piece is one of the Baroque's true gems, with lasting success since its London premiere in 1691. The story tells of the confrontation between Arthur, the Christian Breton king and Oswald, the pagan Saxon king. Assisted by their sorcerers, Merlin on the side of good and Osmond on the side of evil, they fight for supremacy over Britain and for the heart of Emmeline, a blind young girl.

Bach Collegium San Diego presents this work with an all-star cast of musicians who will deliver one of Purcell's signature works with an unmistakable energy and virtuosity.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $50

Location:
All Souls' Episcopal Church
1475 Catalina Blvd.
Point Loma, CA
MAP

Friday, May 3 - 7:30 PM
7:30 PM Stage: Man Of La Mancha Story of the "mad" knight as a play within a play, performed by Cervantes and his fellow prisoners as he awaits a hearing with the Spanish Inquisition. Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes
8:00 PM Stage: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui is an allegorical and comedic tale following the rise of a leader with questionable ideas and traits. This satire alludes to real events in history while warning us of the power we lose as a community when we don't use our voices.

** Must show ID/Confirmation email to get a physical ticket at box office.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $20

Location:
San Diego Mesa College
7250 Mesa College Drive
San Diego, CA 92111
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Dates and times:
Ongoing May 3 to May 12
Friday, Saturday and Sunday - 8:00 PM

8:00 PM Stage: Animales Nocturnos, Nocturnal Blackmail. It
8:00 PM Stage: What Are You? The complicated game of growing up hapa, multiple, or mixed-race today. Episodes in the interactive game show of modern America through skits, video, music, and celebrity impersonations of debatable quality.

Admission/Cost: $25

Location:
Lyceum Theatre
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Friday, May 3 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 4 - 2:00 PM
Saturday, May 4 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 5 - 2:00 PM
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