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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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< Thursday, November 2, 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

5:00 PM OneSDSU Film Series: 'Sold' STAT!, in partnership with OneSDSU, will be screening the education cut of the motion picture "Sold" on Nov. 2 at the Union Theatre in SDSU's Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union.

A panel discussion will immediately follow with the focus on sex tourism and the legal issues of human trafficking along our binational border.

Different aspects of the topic will be covered by three panelists:
Alessandra P. Serano, Assistant U.S Attorney, will be discussing the federal laws against human trafficking and sex tourism.
Moises Alejandro Rivera Cruz from the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California will be providing a historical context to the current prostitution laws in Baja California.

Elizabeth Camarena, Esq, Associate Director at Casa Cornelia Law Center, will be sharing legal services available in the United States to victims of human trafficking.

Transportation:
Attendees are encouraged to use the trolley to SDSU. The Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union is directly above the trolley stop, and the Union Theatre is accessed from the second floor.

There is limited parking available for a fee.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
San Diego State University
Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union
5500 Campanile Dr.
San Diego
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Thursday, November 2 - 5:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sdsu.edu, or e-mail: [email protected].

5:30 PM Day of the Dead Celebration The Athenaeum Art Center and Bread & Salt invite you to join us in a Day of the Dead celebration to honor our loved ones who have passed away with altar viewings, face painting, live mariachi, family friendly art activities, and light refreshments. At dusk we will join the Sherman Heights Procession to Chicano Park.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Athenaeum Art Center School of the Arts
1955 Julian Avenue
San Diego, CA 92113
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Thursday, November 2 - 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 269-1981 or visit: www.ljathenaeum.org
6:00 PM Russia Preventing Peace on its Periphery Russia has a long history of interfering in the internal affairs of other countries, especially those on its periphery. Upon examination of Russia's foreign affairs, a pattern emerges: Russia encourages separatist movements, often arming or fighting on their behalf. By continuing to perpetuate conflict in regions such as Moldova, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Ukraine, Russia has exerted its influence over regional diplomatic processes, asserting its dominance in their internal affairs, strengthening its own presence and power. Drawing on international law and nationalism, Professor James J. Coyle will examine why Russia seeks to prevent the resolution of conflict in these divided regions.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $20

Location:
National University Sanford Auditorium
11355 North Torry Pines Rd.
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Thursday, November 2 - 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

For more information, please call: (844) 480-4500 or visit: www.eventbrite.com
6:00 PM Shibori Dye Design Workshop Shibori is a Japanese method of resist dying which goes back hundreds of years. Love Indigo and this trend setting style? Join us for a workshop where we will dye eight napkins and one table runner for you to take home.

Admission/Cost: $65

Location:
Mint Studio
5965 Village Way
San Diego, CA 92130
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Thursday, November 2 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
7:00 PM Music: Tower of Babel Klezmer, Roma, Balkan Dance Party Artist -in-Residence in the Jewish Studies Program at SDSU Yale Strom and his band appear with special guests Rumen Shopov on tambura & vocals and Peter Stan on accordion. This spirited music, some from Strom's ethnographic research takes the audience on a trip to the villages of Eastern Europe with its pulsating rhythms.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Smith Recital Hall at SDSU
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182
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Thursday, November 2 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 584-56200 or visit: www.newscenter.sdsu.edu
7:00 PM Music: Ballake Sissoko and Vincent Segal When Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Ségal released their first collaborative album, Chamber Music, they caught the music world by surprise. Everything about this duo is unexpected: the Malian master of the traditional harp, or kora; the French cellist with the unlikely background in trip-hop; and the elegant, soulful music they make together. Now, these two sonic voyagers have returned with Musique de Nuit ("Night Music") - an album which may not have the same element of surprise, but which may be even more spellbinding than its predecessor.

After years of touring together, Sissoko and Ségal have created their own hybrid tradition, one that draws on the ancient well of West African troubadour songs, the rich heritage of Baroque music, and an elusive but somehow clearly modern sensibility.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $30

Location:
Museum of Making Music
5790 Armada Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Thursday, November 2 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please call: (760) 438-5996 or visit: www.museumofmakingmusic.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: New Musical Geographies II For two decades, Christopher Adler has been the world's leading innovator in creating and performing new music for the Lao/Northeast Thai free-reed mouth organ, khaen. On this new recital, Dr. Adler will present four world premieres of new compositions, including a new duo with harpist Tasha Smith Godínez. The composers featured are emerging voices from around the world, including Yu Kuwabara from Japan, Vera Ivanova from Los Angeles, and H. James Harkins who is based in China. The performance takes place in Founders Chapel.

Admission/Cost: $5 - $10

Location:
University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110
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Thursday, November 2 - 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 260-4600 or visit: www.sandiego.edu
7:30 PM American Indian and Indigenous Film Festival The California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center (CICSC) at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) is proud to present the 2017 California's American Indian and Indigenous Film Festival.

California's American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival (CAIIFF) offers audiences in Southern California the finest work in American Indian film and media on an annual basis. The CAIIFF highlights the best of current films from American Indian filmmakers, producers, directors, and actors working through Indian Country.

The CAIIFF, located in Southern California, is in an area that is home to the largest number of Indian reservations in the region and we are able to reach unprecedented numbers of tribal people and the surrounding community. The festival offers an event that promises not only exclusive viewings, but includes three days of interactive dialogues with film industry professionals, selected panel discussions and opportunity for Q&A sessions after each screening.

Admission/Cost: $15

Location:
Pechanga Resort & Casino
45000 Pechanga Parkway
Temecula, CA 92592
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Dates and times:
Thursday, November 2 - 7:30 PM
Friday, November 3 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, November 4 - 7:30 PM

For more information, please call: (951) 693-1819 or visit: www.caiiff.com
8:00 PM Music: Dias de los Muertos with La Santa Cecilia Grammy-winning Mexican American roots band La Santa Cecilia has become the voice of a new bicultural generation in the United States, fully immersed in modern music but still close to their Latin American influences and Mexican heritage. From Mexico, Mexrrissey pay tribute to Morrissey's enduring legacy in that country. The Smiths' frontman has long been a favorite with Mexican audiences, raised on rancheras, mariachis, and singers who were not afraid to cross the line. Now the love has been returned, with Mexrrissey's south-of-the-border reinventions of Morrissey and The Smiths songs. Latin Grammy nominees Mariachi Flor de Toloache make New York City history as its first and only all­-female mariachi group. While working to preserve centuries-old traditions of mariachi, the group's mélange of the traditional and the modern pushes the boundaries of the genre and brings mariachi music to new audiences

Admission/Cost: $15 - $38

Location:
Balboa Theatre
868 Fourth Ave
San Diego, CA 901
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Thursday, November 2 - 8:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.artpower.ucsd.edu
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