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Saturday, Dec 16
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 AM SD Hmong Community New Year Celebration
10:00 AM California Ballet: The Nutcracker
11:00 AM DIY Kimchi & Gift-Giving Workshop
11:00 AM Lecture: The Evolution of Chinese Weaponry
11:00 AM Stage: Cinderella Eats Rice & Beans: A Salsa Fairy Tale
12:00 PM Japanese Pottery Sale & Concert
2:00 PM Stage: La Posada Magica
2:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
2:00 PM CDM Roots Thailand
2:30 PM California Ballet: The Nutcracker
3:30 PM Dance: Odissi School December Recital
4:00 PM Posada at Border X Brewing
7:00 PM Yalda Celebration
7:00 PM Music: Ozomatli
7:00 PM Stage: La Posada Magica
7:30 PM La Pastorela de los Alacranes
7:30 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
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
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< Sunday, October 8, 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

9:00 AM British Car Day The 38th Annual British Car Day, a display of British cars and motorcycles. Hundreds of vehicles will be available for viewing. All cars and motorcycles built in Great Britain are eligible to join in; participants bring their cars from all over the Southwest, West Coast, and Canada. Free for spectators; $25 to enter.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Spanish Landing Park
4077 N. Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
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Sunday, October 8 - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
10:00 AM Rendezvous In Poway The City of Poway, along with the living history groups Shadow River Regulators, and the Apache Canyon Gang, present the annual Rendezvous in Poway. History comes to life as you walk back in time to the 1820-1890's.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Old Poway Park
14134 Midland Road
Poway, CA 92064
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Dates and times:
Saturday, October 7 - 10:00 AM
Sunday, October 8 - 10:00 AM

For more information, please call: (858) 668-4576 or visit: www.poway.org
10:00 AM San Diego International Film Festival The San Diego International Film Festival is the region's premier film event and one of the leading stops on the independent festival circuit. SDIFF offers a totally unique film experience; including world premieres, never before seen studio releases, the best in independent filmmaking and a full schedule of glamorous parties and intimate events with filmmakers. Join us Downtown at the Balboa Theater for opening night, Regal Cinema and the ArcLight UTC for screenings and featuring the beautiful Pendry San Diego as our Festival Headquarters.
See website for dates and times.

Admission/Cost: $16 - $600

Screening Locations:
ArcLight La Jolla, UTC
4425 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122
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Regal Cinema Gaslamp
475 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Wednesday, October 4 - 6:00 PM
Thursday, October 5 - 3:00 PM
Friday, October 6 - 12:00 PM
Saturday, October 7 - 10:00 AM
Sunday, October 8 - 10:00 AM

For more information, please call: (619) 818-2221 or visit: www.sdfilmfest.com
10:00 AM Steampunk Expo Gaslight Steampunk Expo is hosting an all-ages fantasy-themed festival. Guests of honor include: Tim Powers, World Fantasy Award winning author of Last Call and Anubis Gates; LGBT Fine Artist & Illustrator Alex Ferruzca, whose artwork evokes his love of steampunk with classic Disney characters; and local San Diego electrical engineer (retired) and 3D artist Greg Barnhart, who goes by the artist name of Vandegraaff Gearheardt, who uses variety of electronic contraptions to create motion and light activated works of art using Victorian mantle clocks.

This year's theme is "Steam Worlds of Wonder," and we will be hosting a wide variety of special presentations including: the curator of the Cassidy Lewis Carroll (author of Alice In Wonderland) Special Collection located at the University of Southern California (USC), Zofia Lewinsky; a Flights of Fancy Fashion Show; tea dueling; various maker and costume workshops; the Steam Fantasy Ball, with music by the San Diego Vintage Jazz Band; competitive tea pot racing; and two short film festivals, including a special screening of the short student film Steamwrecked. The event also includes a Vendor Hall, Maker Display Room, Gaming Lounge, Outdoor Stage, and a variety of presentations by industry professionals and enthusiasts.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $70

Location:
Town and Country Hotel and Convention Center
500 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA 92108
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Dates and Times:
Friday, October 6, 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday, October 7 - 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Sunday, October 8 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
12:00 PM El Cajon Oktoberfest San Diego County's oldest and most traditional Oktoberfest, featuring Germany's own Guggenbach-Buam performing live oom-pah music on stage, an array of German hot foods, sausages, pretzels and desserts, and German beers on tap. Games, dancing, raffles, contests, a Kids' Zone. $10 Friday and Saturdays; $5 Sundays.

Admission/Cost: $5 - $10

Location:
German American Societies
1017 S. Mollison Avenue
El Cajon CA, 92020
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Dates and times:
Friday, September 29 - 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, September 30 - 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, October 1, 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday, October 6 - 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, October 7 - 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, October 8 - 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 442-6637 or visit: www.germanclubsandiego.org
1:00 PM Book Signing: Memoirs of a Holocaust Survivor Ruth Goldschmiedova Sax is a Holocaust survivor and local San Diego resident, and now her story has been documented by her daughter, Sandra Scheller, in Try to Remember Never Forget. Ruth and her daughter will narrate the dramatic life circumstances that led her from her birthplace in central Czechoslovakia, to three concentration camps, and finally to her home in America. Sandra Scheller's artistic life includes creating, designing costumes and clothing for film, theater and runway. She graduated from San Diego State University and received her teaching credentialing from UCLA. Their book will be available to purchase after the presentation.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Drive
San Diego, CA 92037
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Sunday, October 8 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 457-3030
2:00 PM Nigerian 57th Independence Day The Nigerian 57th Independence Day Celebration will celebrate Nigeria's 57th year of Independence. Experience Nigerian Cultural Dance, food, clothing and people. The event will feature authentic Nigerian cuisine and musical performances.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $40

Location:
Boulevard Hall
4265 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92105
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Dates and times:
Saturday, October 7 - 7:00 PM
Sunday, October 8 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 705-1350 or visit: www.eventbrite.com
2:00 PM Stage: Anon(ymous) SDSU Department of Theatre stages Naomi Iizuka's drama, based on Homer's Odyssey, about Anon. The young refugee escapes his war-torn country and washes up on an American shore, where he "encounters characters both kind and cruel in a perilous journey to find home and his family." Randy Reinholz directs.

Admission/Cost: $17 - $20

Location:
SDSU Experimental Theatre
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182
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Dates and times:
Friday, September 29 - 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, September 30 - 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Thursday, October 5 - 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday, October 6 - 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, October 7 - 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Sunday, October 8 - 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM


For more information, please call: (619) 594-6884 or visit: www.sa1.seatadvisor.com
2:00 PM Music: Mariachi and Orchestra II A joint performance of Mariachi Toreros de USD and the Greater San Diego Chamber Orchestra, with special soloist Javier Rodriguez of Los Angeles on trumpet. The concerts will be first of a series of performances in the 2017-2018 season in which the two groups will explore music combining the Mexican Mariachi band with orchestra. Directed by USD music faculty Serafin Paredes and Dr. Angela Yeung.

Admission/Cost: $5 - $10

Location:
Shiley Theatre at University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110
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Sunday, October 8 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 260-7934 or visit: www.sandiego.edu
2:00 PM Stage: Billy Elliot San Diego Musical Theatre and California Ballet present this co-production of "Billy Elliot," a Tony Award-winning musical with music by Elton John.

Set in Northern England against the turbulent miner's strike of 1984, 11-year-old Billy stumbles from the boxing ring into a ballet class. After discovering his extraordinary gift and passion for dance, Billy struggles to find acceptance from his coal-mining father.

This production is directed by Neil Dale, choreographed by Jared Nelson and stars San Diego native Charlie Garton as Billy Elliot.

*This show contains adult language.

Admission/Cost: $22 - $72

Location:
Spreckels Theatre
121 Broadway, Suite 600
San Diego, CA
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Dates and times:
Friday, October 6 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 7 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 8 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 560-5740
2:00 PM Music: Jean-Yves Thibaudet Enjoy an afternoon of pure Parisian style as pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet completes his opening weekend visit with this Chamber Music Series concert inside Copley Symphony Hall.

Admission/Cost: $35

Location:
Jacobs Music Center
750 B Street
San Diego, CA 92101
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Sunday, October 8 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 235-0804 or visit: www.sandiegosymphony
4:00 PM Book Signing: What the Quran Meant and Why It Matters There was a time when ordinary Americans did not have to know much about Islam. That is no longer the case. We blundered into the longest war in our history without knowing basic facts about the Islamic civilization with which we were dealing. We are constantly fed false information about Islam—claims that it is essentially a religion of violence, that its sacred book is a handbook for terrorists. There is no way to assess these claims unless we have at least some knowledge of the Qur'an.

In this book Wills, as a non-Muslim with an open mind, reads the Qur'an with sympathy but with rigor, trying to discover why other non-Muslims—such as Pope Francis—find it an inspiring book, worthy to guide people down through the centuries.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $36.94

Location:
University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110
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Sunday, October 8 - 4:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 454-0347 or visit: www.eventbrite.com
5:00 PM Music: Jwala Rising Flame Samskriti is very proud to bring to Houston a brilliant star on the firmament of Indian classical dance, Mythili Prakash from California, in JWALA (Rising Flame). In her new production, conceived and choreographed by herself, this dynamic young dancer par excellence explores the enigmatic flickering flame as a symbol of life and spirit. Through the rich and nuanced language of Indian classical dance and music, innovative staging, and sensitive lighting design, JWALA takes both artist and viewer on a journey from the cosmic to the worldly, from the mythical to the spiritual. Mythili is joined in her new presentation by her equally talented brother, singer-composer Aditya Prakash, and a wonderful musical ensemble from California. The specially designed lighting is by one of the most sought after lighting 'craftsmen' for Indian dance, Venkateash Krishnan from India. Watching Mythili dance is like seeing visual poetry.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $50

Location:
CPMA Auditorium
5050 Conrad Ave
San Diego, CA 92117
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Sunday, October 8 - 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM

For more information, please visit: www.indianfineartsacademy.org
7:00 PM Stage: Speak Spanish To Me A story about young love across cultures, and the assumptions and stereotypes that mess it all up! Frank is a Freshman in college, but in order to fit in and avoid judgment he has to lie. That doesn't bode well when one of the people he lies to is his girlfriend, Elizabeth. It gets even more complicated when Frank has to negotiate race, class, and family on the college campus.

Admission/Cost: $8 - $15

Location:
Mesa College Apolliad Theatre
7250 Mesa College Drive
San Diego, CA 92111
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Dates and times:
Friday, September 29 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, September 30 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 1 - 7:00 PM
Friday, October 6 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 8 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 388-2621 or visit: www.sdmesa.edu
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
7:30 PM Italian Film: Veloce Como Il Vento (Italian Race) After her father dies, responsibility for a younger brother and the family's debt-plagued auto-racing business falls on the shoulders of 17-year-old Giulia. An aspiring Gran Turismo racer, Giulia reaches out to her older brother, a once-great driver now mired in drug addiction. Based on a true story, Veloce come il vento is an inspiring sports drama with both well-drawn characters and exciting action.

Admission/Cost: $8 - $12

Location:
Museum of Photographic Arts
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
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Sunday, October 8 - 7:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 238-7559 or visit: www.sandiegoitalianfilmfestival.com
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