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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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< Saturday, October 14, 2017 >


All Day Dojo Cafe Grand Opening THE DOJO CAFE is Officially Open and we want to celebrate our opening with everyone!

Grab your friends and family and come on down and join us at our GRAND OPENING Saturday, October 14th, from 10-5pm. We will have raffle prizes, entertainment, and more!

The [email protected], where we are located, will also be hosting "Salsa Sabado" from 4-9 pm so bring your dancing shoes and stay a while! In true spirit of our motto: Coffee, Culture, Community - come try our kung fu, mingle, and enjoy The Dojo!

The DOJO's mission is to create cafes designed by and for underserved communities that serve ethnically diverse drink and food, where local residents can congregate, show off their talents, network, grow, advance social good, and develop social capital within the community. Each cafe solicits the voices, thoughts, diversity and talents of the community through its platform of events, cultural learning experiences, workforce development, and online expression and exposure. The DOJO target audiences are Millennials and Minorities (M&M's) and diverse cultures to address the lack of safe, culturally reflective, and productive spaces.

Admission/Cost: FREE but refreshments are extra.

Location:
4350 El Cajon Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92105
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Saturday, October 13 - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.thedojocafe.co
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

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Jewels Of India' Exhibit Centuries of Opulence: Jewels of India" features 50 remarkable gemstone jewelry pieces on loan from a private collection that have rarely been seen in public. Showcasing more than 300 years of adornment in India, the exhibit explores the original sources of the diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires and other gems decorating these pieces, their religious and cultural symbolism, the wars fought for them and the historical tradition of gemology - the study of gems - in India.

Admission/Cost: ???

Location:
Gemological Institute of America
5345 Armada Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Ongoing from October 13, 2017 until March 1, 2018
Mondays - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Tuesdays - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Wednesdays - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Thursdays - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Fridays - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.gia.edu
10:00 AM From Armenia To Myanmar: Discussion On Ethnic Cleansing David Edick Jr. of the San Diego World Affairs Council will speak on the Armenian Genocide and other cases of ethnic cleansing, including the current crisis involving the Rohingya population in Myanmar.

"The Sandcastle Girls" written by Chris Bohjalian is rooted in the tragedy of the Armenian Genocide of the early 20th century.

It was one of a series of ethnic cleansings that marked the final stages of the Ottoman Empire in modern day Turkey.

This event is a part of the One Book, One San Diego community reading program. One Book is a partnership between KPBS, the San Diego Public Library and the San Diego County Library, and the following organizations:

San Diego City College, Hoover High School San Diego State University's Love Library, University of San Diego's Copley Library, Juvenile Court Book Club, Escondido Public Library, Chula Vista Public Library, Point Loma Nazarene University's Ryan Library, Asociación de Bibliotecarios de Baja California
San Diego Council on Literacy, Oceanside Public Library, UC San Diego Library, Girl Scouts San Diego, The Worldview Project, Little Fish Comic Book Studio, Rosa Parks Elementary School, Crawford High School, Wilson Middle School, and Deaf Community Services of San Diego.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
North University Community Library
8820 Judicial Drive
San Diego, CA
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Saturday, October 14 - 10:00 AM
10:00 AM Sunnataram Kathina Ceremony Release hundreds of white doves and pink cancer balloons for love & peace.

Program Schedule:

11:00 AM Traditional Theravada alms-around giving

11:30 AM Southeast asian vegetarian buffet

12:15 PM Everyone join to light 1000 light of wisdom candles sponsored by Ven. Bhante
Dr. Manoj and Ven. Bhante Kaundinya from MahaBodhi Temple Bodh Gaya India

1:00 PM Opening 23rd Kathina ceremony by Ven. Phra Ajahn Yantra Amaro

2:00 PM Release 66 doves for love & peace sponsored by Vietnamese artists and musicians Thanh Tuyen & Son Tuyen family from Santa Ana California with CBC Band family from Houston Texas

2:30 PM Release hundreds of "Hope for Survivors & Peace for the Fighters" cancer balloons sponsored by our generous artists and musicians family from Thailand...JernJern Boonsungnern, Prachack Nasaree, Nittaya Boonsungnern, and Thanwa Boonsungnern & The Toys Band

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Sunnataram California Meditation Monastery
9560 W Lilac Rd
Escondido, CA 92026
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Dates and times:
Saturday, October 14 - 10:00 AM
Sunday, October 15 - 10:00 AM
11:00 AM House of Spain Lawn Program Join us Saturday, Oct. 14th for the House of Spain's annual lawn program at the International Cottages in Balboa Park. Paella will be served starting at 11:00 AM. Live dancing will commence at 2:00 PM.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Balboa Park
2168 Pan American Rd. E
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, October 14 - 11:00 AM

For more information, please call: (619) 234-0739 or visit: www.sdhpr.org
11:00 AM Diwali Festival of Lights San Diego Indian American Society will be celebrating its 10th Annual Festival of Lights on Oct. 14, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. in Historic Balboa Park.

Celebrate the Indian Festival of Lights with over 11,000 people in attendance - with lamps from various parts of India, showcase of cultural variations of parts of India, and dances from various parts in the beautiful Organ Pavilion.

Dances, lights, cultural showcases, abound. Mouth-watering Indian delicacies sold by San Diego's famous Indian restaurants add another dimension to experience India.

View the photographic exhibition of Mahatma Gandhi's life and display of crafts and artifacts in the Recital Hall including an "Indian Doll" exhibit - a one of a kind experience, that symbolizes the festival of Navratri.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $5

Location:
Spreckels Organ Pavilion
1549 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, October 14 - 11:00 AM

For more information, please call: (619) 702-8138 or visit: www.sdias.info
11:00 AM Serbian Festival St. George Serbian Orthodox Church will host Serbian Festival where you can enjoy live music, Fold Dance performances, authentic Serbian food and barbeque and beer, homemade pastries, Serbian Open Market and various vendors, works of art and Church bookstore, Kids Zone and games, and learn about our Serbian culture and heritage.

Admission/Cost: $2 - $3

Location:
St. George's Serbian Orthodox Church
3025 Denver Street
San Diego, CA 92117
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Saturday, October 14 - 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 276-5827 or visit: www.stgeorgeinsd.org
2:00 PM Four Treasures of Chinese Study The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum is excited to host the grand opening of Four Treasures of Chinese Study. Experience a live demonstration with three local artists of traditional Chinese calligraphy and painting followed by light refreshments.

Admission/Cost: $5

Location:
Chuang Archive & Learning Center
541 B Second Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, October 14 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 338-9888 or visit: www.sdchm.org
4:00 PM Beyond the Pale: Stories by Writers of Color An evening of storytelling, poetry, and music by five of San Diego's best writers telling stories and speaking of their experiences as immigrants and/or minorities in San Diego featuring Mona de Vestel, Stacy Dyson, Lizz Huerta, Kirsten Imani Kasai, and Marivi Soliven. Writers will entertain questions from the audience for a lively post-event discussion and dialogue. Refreshments served.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
San Diego Public Library
820 E Street
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, October 14 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
6:00 PM German Currents: Festival of German Film (Opening Night) San Diego's only German Film Festival showcases award-winning German movies in Balboa Park. 7th annual event, presented by the German American San Diego Foundation. The opening night film, Welcome to Germany will screen at the Natural History Museum, all other films will be shown at the Museum of Photographic Arts.

Film Schedule:

Saturday, October 14 - 6:00 PM: Opening Night Film: Welcome To Germany
Sunday, October 15 - 10:30 AM: Children's Matinee: The Peppercorns
Sunday, October 15 - 1:30 PM: Youth Matinee: Goodbye Berlin
Sunday, October 15 - 4:00 PM: Tiger Girl
Sunday: October 15 - 7:00 PM: Closing Film: Four Against The Bank

Admission/Cost: $4 - $14, Opening Night Film: $40 - $60

Locations:
Museum of Photographic Arts
Balboa Park
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
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Museum of Natural History
Balboa Park
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times: (see above)
Saturday, October 14 - 6:00 PM
Sunday, October 15 - All Day

For more information, please visit: www.germancurrentssd.org
6:30 PM Taste of Persia The Iranian-American Scholarship Fund presents Taste of Persia. You can try delectable Persian cuisine, music, dance and an auction.

Admission/Cost: $175

Location:
Fairbanks Ranch Clubhouse
17651 Circa Del Norte
Rancho Sante Fe, CA 92067
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Saturday, October 14 - 6:30 PM

For more information, please visit: www.e.gesture.com
7:00 PM Stage: Pirates of Penzance Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera about a duty-bound pirate coming of age, the Pirates of Penzance features the return of San Diego Opera favorite bass-baritone Greer Grimsley as the Pirate King. He will be joined by his real-life wife, the mezzo-soprano Luretta Bybee, in her company debut as Ruth. The two of them will be joined by their real-life daughter, soprano Emma Grimsley, also in her company debut, as Mabel. Returning bass-baritone Patrick Carfizzi, last seen as Henry Kissinger in 2014's Nixon in China, returns as Major-General Stanley. Stage Director Seán Curran returns to stage the production and conductor Evan Rogister makes his company debut leading the orchestra. The score will be sung in English with English text projected above the stage.

Admission/Cost: $30 - $300

Location:
San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Saturday, October 14 - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, October 17 - 7:00 PM
Friday, October 20 - 7:00 PM
Sunday, October 22 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 570-1100 or visit: www.sdopera.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
7:30 PM Italian Film: Leoni Charming and spoiled Gualtiero is left bankrupt after squandering his family's money. Unprepared to face this reality, he hatches a reckless plan to return to his previous lifestyle and must find a way to fund his unconventional idea while keeping the Neapolitan mob at bay.

Admission/Cost: $12 General Admission, $8 Members, Students & Active Military

Location:
Fleet Science Center
1875 El Prado
San Diego, CA
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Saturday, October 14 - 7:30 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sandiegoitalianfilmfestival.com
8:00 PM Stage: Quartet Lifelong friends Wilf and Reggie, together with former colleague, Cissy, are residents of Beecham House, a home for retired opera singers. Every year on Giuseppe Verdi's birthday, the residents unite to give a concert to raise funds for their home. But when Jean Horton, a former Grande Dame of the opera who has fallen on hard times, who also happens to be Reggie's ex-wife and the fourth and most celebrated member of their former quartet, unexpectedly moves into the home, the plans for this year's concert begin to unravel. As old grudges threaten to undermine past glories and theatrical temperaments wreak havoc with the rehearsal schedule, it becomes apparent that having four of the finest singers in English operatic history under one roof is no guarantee that the show will go on. This is a wickedly comic play - touching and poignant - about art, aging and how the human spirit remains undimmed.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $22

Location:
PowPAC
13250 Poway Road
Poway, CA 92064
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Dates and times:
Ongoing until Sunday, October 15, 2017
Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
9:00 PM Music: Appalachia Rising Bringing to the stage a collection of sounds, stories, and songs steeped in tradition and a devotion to world culture. Intertwining a deep reverence for folk music and a passion for justice.

Admission/Cost: $25

Location:
Belly Up
143 S. Cedros Ave
Solana Beach, CA 92075
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Dates and times:
Friday, October 13 - 9:00 PM
Saturday, October 14 - 9:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 481-8140 or visit: www.bellyup.com
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