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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
Calendar

< Sunday, October 22, 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

All Day Without Walls Festival: Among Us From Los Angeles and the Netherlands, Marike Splint's walking piece makes the audience protagonists and the city the stage. You tour "places you may have passed many times but you view them through a different lens. Where do your connections lie?"

Admission/Cost: $20

Location:
Horton Plaza Park
900 Fourth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Friday, October 20 - 5:00 PM
Saturday, October 21 - All Day (3 shows)
Sunday, October 22 - All Day (3 shows)

For tickets and more information, please visit: www.lajollaplayhouse.org
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12:00 PM North Park Day of the Dead Festival Dia de los Muertos is a time to honor and remember those who have passed. You'll find sugar skull decorating, face painting, a community altar, mezcal tasting, a biergarten, and food trucks— something for everyone to enjoy!

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Ray Street between University Avenue and Gunn Street
San Diego, CA
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Sunday, October 22 - 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
12:00 PM Exhibition: Four Treasures Of The Chinese Study The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum will showcase a collection of artifacts and art pieces representing the Chinese "Four Treasures," which are: ink stick, ink stone, writing brush, and paper. These treasures are used in the study of Chinese calligraphy and writing.

Pieces and personal effects from over 20 local artists will be on display.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $5

Location:
San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
328 J Street
San Diego, CA
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from now until December 1, 2017
Tuesdays, 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Wednesdays - 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Thursdays - 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Fridays - 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturdays - 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Sundays - 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sdchm.org
12:00 PM Armenian October Fest Be Armenian for the day and enjoy authentic food, music, live entertainment, dance performances, sanctuary tours, children's activities and more at the 37th Annual San Diego Armenian Festival.

The Ladies Society of St. John Garabed Armenian Church invites you to join us as we share our heritage, culture, music, dances, traditions, customs and culinary skills with our neighbors and friends in San Diego. We take pride in serving delicious homemade Armenian Foods and Pastries. We also offer a variety of Armenian Beers and Wines. The entire family will delight in all of the many activities provided for your pleasure by your friends here at St. John Garabed Armenian Church. All are welcome!!!

Admission/Cost: FREE - $3

Location:
St. John Garabed Armenian Church
4473 30th St
San Diego, CA 92116
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Dates and times:
Saturday, October 21 - 12:00 PM (noon)
Sunday, October 22 - 12:00 PM (noon)
1:00 PM Without Walls Festival: The Quiet Volume From the United Kingdom, Ant Hampton and Tim Etchells present a "contemplative, self-generated performance for two audience members sitting side by side." They take cues from words both written and whispered, and find themselves "burrowing an unlikely path through a pile of books." Performances run every 15 minutes.

Admission/Cost: $20

Location:
Central Library
330 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and Times:
Thursday, October 19 - 11:00 AM
Friday, October 20 - 11:00 AM
Saturday, October 21 - 11:00 AM
Sunday, October 22 - 1:00 PM

For tickets and more information, please visit: www.lajollaplayhouse.org
2:00 PM Lawn Program: House of Austria In the increasingly shrinking world, mutual understanding among cultures is paramount. For that reason the House of Austria endorsed Julian to establish a partnership of cultural exchange with the quaint mountain town of Heiligenblut, located in the Austrian Alps. The members of the House of Austria made it their mission to continue to promote the friendship between the peoples of the two towns.

During the Lawn Program and the Ethnic Food Fair at the Houses or Pacific Relations in Balboa Park, the members showcase their specialties of Austrian fare. Home-made pastries and Sachertorte are especially popular.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Hall of Nations
2191 W Pan American Rd.
San Diego, CA 92101
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Sunday, October 22 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 234-0739 or visit: www.sdhpr.org
2:00 PM Stage: Princess Diana For two weeks only, Patio Playhouse and the Seany Foundation present the San Diego premiere of Karen Sokolof Javitch and Elaine Jabenis' musical about the life of Princess Diana, her courtship and marriage to Prince Charles, her tumultuous relationship with the royal family, and her tragic death.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $20

Location:
Patio Playhouse Theatre
116 S. Kalmia Street
Escondido, CA 92025
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Dates and times:
Friday, October 20 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 21 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 22 - 2:00 PM
Friday, October 27 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 28 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 29 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.patioplayhouse.ticketleap.com
2:00 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
4:00 PM Without Walls Festival: Oslo La Jolla Playhouse presents Max Robert Daily's piece about Oslo's Sardine Bar. The proprietor was shipwrecked years earlier, "when his Danish-flagged freighter, the crew, the Radio Free band, and the finest cargo of sardines were all presumed lost." If enough people come to dine, he may be able to get a life raft.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Bread & Salt
1955 Julian Avenue
San Diego, CA 92113
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Dates and times:
Friday, October 20 - 5:00 PM
Saturday, October 21 - 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 22 - 4:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 550-1010 or visit: www.lajollaplayhouse.org
5:00 PM Odissi Dance School Student Recital Join us for the Monthly Dance Recital of the Center for World Music's Odissi Dance School.

Each month the school hosts a performance in which students present dance compositions that they have mastered under the instruction of our master teacher from India, Sri Rudraprasad Swain of the Orissa Dance Academy.

This month's performance features dancers Maya Janaswamy, Sejal Janaswamy, Shweta Shetty, and Madhavi Kutty.

If you would like to learn about Odissi and meet the students and teachers of our school, this is a great opportunity. The event is free and open to the public.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Odissi Dance School
2225 9th Street
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Sunday, October 22 - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 363-3007 or visit: www.centerforworldmusic.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 Music: Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull Enrique Iglesias has sold more than 130 million albums worldwide, released ten studio albums plus two greatest hits compilations, and is a multi-platinum artist in almost every country around the world. He has headlined ten world tours to over 10 million fans throughout his career having performed in literally every corner of the world from New York to Sydney to Cape Town to Minsk to London to Belgrade to Santiago to Mexico among many more.

Armando Christian Perez aka Pitbull is a globally successful musician, performer, business entrepreneur, fashion icon and actor whose career sales have exceeded 5 million albums and over 60 million singles worldwide. Pitbull has had #1 hits in more than 15 countries, his videos have over 5 billion views, and his social reach matches audiences of some television networks around the world

Admission/Cost: $39.95 - $159.95

Location:
Valley View Casino Center
3500 Sports Arena Blvd.
San Diego, CA
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Sunday, October 22 - 7:30 PM
7:30 PM Music: Carla Morrison Humphreys Concerts by the Bay welcomes Latin indie-pop singer Carla Morrison.

The Latin Grammy winner will perform her popular hits including "Eres Tú," "Déjenme Llorar," "Azúcar Morena" and many more.

Admission/Cost: $45 - $115

Location:
Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay
2241 Shelter Island Dr.
San Diego, CA
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Sunday, October 22 - 7:30 PM
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