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Friday, Dec 13
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Via Posada Holiday Celebration Fundraiser
7:00 PM Stage: Sila (The Arctic Cycle)
7:00 PM A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
7:00 PM Stage: Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Christmas Angels
7:00 PM Stage: A Midsummer Night's Dream
7:30 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
8:00 PM An Irish Christmas
Saturday, Dec 14
All Day Old Town Las Posadas
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 City Ballet: The Nutcracker
5:00 PM Stage: Sila (The Arctic Cycle)
6:00 PM Centro Cultural de la Raza‎ Posada
7:00 PM Southern California Ballet The Nutcracker
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
7:00 PM Stage: Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Christmas Angels
7:00 PM Stage: A Midsummer Night's Dream
7:30 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
8:00 PM Film: Love Actually
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: Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Christmas Angels
2:00 PM Stage: A Midsummer Night's Dream
2:00 PM A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play
2:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
3:00 PM World Holiday Traditions Variety Show
7:00 PM World Holiday Traditions Variety Show
7:00 PM Staged Reading: Lighting the Way
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
12:45 PM Film: The Bookshop
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
6:30 PM Open Reading: The Merry Wives Of Windsor
7:00 PM Stage: Cirque Dreams Holidaze
7:00 PM Staged Reading: Lighting the Way
Wednesday, Dec 18
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
7:00 PM Stage: Cirque Dreams Holidaze
7:30 PM Music: Irish Christmas in America
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
7:00 PM Stage: Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Christmas Angels
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)
Friday, Dec 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
7:00 PM Stage: Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Christmas Angels
7:00 PM A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play
7:30 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
8:00 PM Film: Downton Abbey
Saturday, Dec 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:30 AM Pekiti-Tirsia Kali Class
2:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
7:00 PM Winterdance Celtic Christmas Celebration
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
7:00 PM Stage: Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Christmas Angels
7:00 PM A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play
7:30 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
8:00 PM Film: Downton Abbey
Sunday, Dec 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM Winter Solstice Native American Flute Concert
2:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
2:00 PM Stage: Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Christmas Angels
2:00 PM A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play
3:00 PM Food: AfroVegan Pop Up
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
Monday, Dec 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Dec 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Wednesday, Dec 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Thursday, Dec 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Calendar

< Saturday, June 15, 2019 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Spotlight

One Book - One San Diego Events

Stage

Cambodian Rock Band
Until December 15, 2019

Around the World in 80 Days
Until December 21, 2019

A Christmas Carol
Until December 29, 2019

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

Exhibitions and Art

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

Hanjialin Bao - Between Black and White
Until January 26 2020

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
10:00 AM Indigo Dye & Shibori Workshop Instructor: Lauren Becker Downey | For those passionate about Indigo dye and resist work, this is your opportunity to play and experiment. The Indigo plant makes a variety of shades of blue, commonly associated with denim. Explore the many possibilities of magical Indigo dyeing with bold and beautiful Shibori, the ancient Japanese art of dyeing natural fabrics and using resist techniques~ folding, clamping, stitching, twisting and compressing. Bring your clean 100% natural fibers; cotton, silk, hemp, bamboo or rayon clothing or fabric to dye; scarves, t-shirts, runners, tote bags, bandanas or smaller pieces of fabric. Since the dye bath will be good for several days - please join us again the following day for the Alumni Indigo Dye Studio to continue the fun. Please register in advance.

Admission/Cost: $76 - $88

Location:
Bravo School of Art South Park
2963 Beech Street
San Diego, CA 92102
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Dates and times:
Saturday, June 15 - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, July 16 - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 22 - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
10:30 AM Talk: The History & Science of Kimchi Culinary Historians of San Diego will present
11:00 AM Sam Hinton Folk Heritage Festival Our annual Sam Hinton Folk Heritage Festival will include: Storytelling from noon to 4 :00 PM in the Porter House. Family Dance from 1 to 3 :00 PM in the Templars Hall, with caller Chris Page and the band, the More the Merrier. Jam Sessions of various kinds around the park. Music on the pavilion stage: 11 am Gregory Gross and friends 12 noon Trails and Rails 1 :00 PM CalAmity 2 :00 PM Travis Oliver 3 :00 PM Enter the Blue Sky 4 :00 PM Baja Blues Boys Presented by the nonprofit San Diego Folk Heritage, www.sdfolkheritage.org

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Old Poway Park
14134 Midland Road
Poway, CA 92064
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Saturday, June 15 - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
12:00 PM Music en la Calle Bodhi Tree Concerts presents Music En La Calle a free, multicultural, all day, outdoor music festival. There will also be food, visual artists and community vendors selling their wares. Through the common language of music, celebrate the wealth of cultural diversity of San Diego.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Fair@44
4350 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92105
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Saturday, June 15 - 12:00 PM (noon) to 10:00 PM
1:00 PM Book Signing: Cindy Henson Meet Cindy Henson on Local Author Day. A mysterious illness changed the course of Cindy
1:00 PM Author Talk: Abdi Nazemian The Mission Hills-Hillcrest/Knox Branch Library is proud to present Abdi Nazemian to speak about his newest book, "Like a Love Story", Co-Sponsored by the Persian Cultural Center.

Abdi Nazemian is the author of "Like a Love Story" and "The Authentics". His novel, "The Walk-In Closet", won the Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Debut Fiction.

His screenwriting credits include the films "The Artist's Wife", "The Quiet", and "Menendez: Blood Brothers", and the NBC television series "The Village". He has been an executive producer and associate producer on numerous films, including "Call Me By Your Name", "Little Woods", "The House of Tomorrow" and "Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood".

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Mission Hills Library
215 W. Washington St.
San Diego, CA 92103
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Saturday, June 15 - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM Childrens Discovery Museum: Roots Series - Vietnam Celebrate Vietnam at San Diego Children
2:00 PM Stage: A Walk in the Woods Two arms negotiators stroll in the woods above Geneva, Switzerland, in the late summer, away from the glare of the negotiating table. They are a Soviet diplomat, Andrey Botvinnik age 57, and John Honeyman age 45, an American negotiator. Their conversations evolve through debate, exploring uncharted territory.

Admission/Cost: $42

Location:
North Coast Repertory Theatre
987-D Lomas Santa Fe Drive
Solana Beach, CA 92075
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Dates and times:
Ongoing until Sunday, June 23 - 2019
Wednesdays - 7:00 PM
Thursdays - 8:00 PM
Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
4:00 PM Fowler Global Social Innovation Finals Join the Center for Peace and Commerce to cheer on the Global Finalists from 25+ universities and 12 countries as they compete for $50,000 in seed funding and showcase their world-changing social enterprise ideas. All of the participants in the Global Finals placed in the top two teams at their respective universities.

Network with finalists and other social impact leaders. Vote for your favorite team, enjoy musical performances from social entrepreneurs and leave inspired to continue to work for social impact and change!

Participating teams hail from the following institutions:

Akilah Institute
Australian Catholic University
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7:00 PM Sounds Of Seville: An Evening Of Flamenco Dance With La Chimi As part of its Art & Empire exhibition, the San Diego Museum of Art presents Sounds of Seville: An Evening of Flamenco Dance with "La Chimi."

Join award-winning dancer, choreographer, and producer Lakshmi Basile ("La Chimi") for a night of electrifying Spanish music and dance. The first non-Spanish winner of the 2011 Concurso de las Minas de La Uni
7:00 PM Stage: The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare -Abridged Trinity Theatre is proud to continue its 2019 season (Season VII) with the Reduced Shakespeare Company
8:00 PM Stage: John Ferguson St. Ervine Ferguson's story of faith and fear in a time of crisis. Set in a rundown farmhouse in County Down in the 1880
8:00 PM Stage: Move Over, Mrs. Markham British farce revolving around misunderstandings, mix-ups and mistaken identities that ensue when different sets of hopeful lovers all converge in theMarkhams
8:00 PM Stage: A Walk in the Woods Two arms negotiators stroll in the woods above Geneva, Switzerland, in the late summer, away from the glare of the negotiating table. They are a Soviet diplomat, Andrey Botvinnik age 57, and John Honeyman age 45, an American negotiator. Their conversations evolve through debate, exploring uncharted territory.

Admission/Cost: $42

Location:
North Coast Repertory Theatre
987-D Lomas Santa Fe Drive
Solana Beach, CA 92075
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Dates and times:
Ongoing until Sunday, June 23 - 2019
Wednesdays - 7:00 PM
Thursdays - 8:00 PM
Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
9:00 PM Comedy/Stage: Pig Talk A parody Ted Talk corrects millenia of abusive pig lore from around the world. Featuring the very funny Rhys Green as The Pig, along with the Monkey King, Three Little Pigs & Steve, and the true Macbeth: MacRib. Fun and games, live music, and mandatory puppetry.

Admission/Cost: $10

Location:
WorldBeat Cultural Center
2100 Park Blvd
San Diego CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Friday, June 7 - 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Thursday, June 13 - 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Friday, June 14 - 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Saturday, June 15 - 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, June 16 - 2:30 PM to 3:40 PM

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