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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
Saturday, Dec 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
3:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
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
Sunday, Dec 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
2:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
7:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
Calendar

< Saturday, May 4, 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
9:00 AM 15th Annual San Diego Dragon Boat Festival Dragon boat race and celebration of Asian cultures and cuisine. Dragon boating is a paddling sport that stemmed from an ancient folk ritual of contending villagers into a modern day international sport. The boat consists of a crew, drummer, and steersman. San Diego Dragon Boat Festival is organized by the San Diego Alliance for Asian Pacific Islander Americans, a non-profit organization. Advocating for the rights and empowerment of our Asian Pacific Islander communities.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Tecolote Shores Park
1725 E. Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, CA 92109
MAP

Saturday, May 4 - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sdalliance.com
10:00 AM Cinco de Mayo Old Town San Diego 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
10:00 AM Asian Cultural Festival The 10th Annual Asian Cultural Festival of San Diego is coming on Saturday, May 4th, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Mira Mesa Senior Center. We will be featuring cultural, traditional, and contemporary acts. There will be plenty for everyone at this family-friendly, fun, and FREE event.

The Asian Cultural Festival of San Diego is the LARGEST celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in San Diego and features two stages of cultural and traditional performances from a dozen countries and cultures, including Japan, China, the Philippines, Vietnam, Korea, Myanmar, Indonesia, Hawaii, Cambodia, Thailand, Taiwan, Polynesia, and more!

The festival will feature:

Children's Art and Crafts
Martial Arts Demos
Video Game Tent presented by GamerCon
Escape Room presented by The Unlockables
Cooking Demo featuring Live Chefs
Ramen Eating Contest sponsored by Zion Market
Cultural Row Exhibition
Beer Garden sponsored by Asahi and San Miguel
and of course, Delicious Asian Food!

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Mira Mesa Community Park
8575 New Salem St
San Diego, CA 92126
MAP

Saturday, May 4 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
11:00 AM Balboa Park Cinco de Mayo Building on the incredible success of last year
12:30 PM Book Signing: Janet White Janet White is the May Author of the Month. She will speak about her new book, "Beethoven
2:00 PM House of Mexico Lawn Program The House of Mexico showcases typical music, dance, costumes, arts and crafts, and ethnic foods highlighting the country's rich culture.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
HPR International Cottages Lawn & Outdoor Stage
2294 Pan American Plaza,
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Saturday May 4 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
2:00 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
MAP

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
3:00 PM Ramadan Carnival Islamic Center of San Diego and Nextgen are hosting a Welcome Ramadan Carnival.

The carnival will feature:

• Ramadan crafts
• Ramadan Story Time
• Sensory Art table for children with special needs.
• photo booth
• Ramadan cupcakes
• Children can win a Ramadan basket if they dress up in their cultural outfits.
• Parents can can win a Ramadan basket if they participate with a cultural Ramadan recipe.
• Bubble soccer for middle school age.
• Food Trucks
• Ramadan deserts
• Ramadan T-shirts for sale.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Islamic Center of San Diego
7050 Eckstrom Ave
San Diego, CA 92111
MAP

Saturday, May 4 - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM Ahaana Festival Yoni ki Baat, a South Asian adaptation of The Vagina Monologues is the main and featured program of Ahaana. It
5:00 PM Spring Gala: Moroccan Magic Immerse yourself in a magical Moroccan experience with live music, belly dancing, henna tattoos, Moroccan palm reading, and special performances throughout the evening. The gala will include a silent and live auction, raise the paddle, and wine pull to support the Museum
7:00 PM Music: Chinese Pipa Music with Jie Ma The Center for World Music presents an intimate evening of traditional and modern Chinese pipa (plucked lute) music, played by internationally acclaimed musician and educator, Jie Ma. Jie Ma has dedicated herself to celebrating the rich musical legacy of classical pipa and ruan performance. At the same time
7:00 PM Music: Parampara A Carnatic Vocal Concert by Sunil Gargyan accompanyied by R. Raghul on violin and Trivandrum Balaji on Mridangam.

Admission Cost: Free to $25

Location:
Shiva Vishnu Temple
9252 Miramar Rd
San Diego, CA 92126
MAP

Saturday, May 4 - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM Film: A Girl In Australia The original Italian title of this film translates as
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:
Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church
3459 Manchester Ave.
Cardiff, CA
MAP

Saturday, May 4 - 7:30 PM
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
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing May 3 to May 12
Friday, Saturday and Sunday - 8:00 PM

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