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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, November 16, 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
8:00 AM CTA Culturally Responsive Education Symposium Are you looking for pd to help you better support your students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds? Do you need salary schedule credits? We've got you!

The Culturally Responsive Education Symposium is part of an on-going series focused on social justice topics provided by the CTA San Diego County Service Center. This is a one-day professional learning experience for educators that will focus on resources, skills, and information to support students from a variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

We have an amazing lineup of local presenters and over a dozen different workshops to choose from that cover elementary through high school. Paying the $100 registration fee is an appropriate use of site/district funds and several districts have sent teams of educators to previous symposiums.

A continental breakfast and lunch that will actually be delicious and have food options for everyone will be provided for all symposium attendees.

UCSD Ext course credit is available for $82.50. Course requirements include attending the symposium, completing a "field experience" by visiting a designated, local organization, and submitting a paper.

***The Community Engagement Committee will be collecting new toys for the Labor Council Toy Drive. For every toy you bring to the Symposium, you will receive an extra opportunity ticket for the opportunity drawing at the end of the day.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $150

Location:
San Diego County Office Of Education
6401 Linda Vista Road
San Diego, CA 92111
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Saturday, November 16 - 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
8:30 AM Building Peace Conference Borders - whether physical, social or digital - and their creation are often at the centre of dynamics of oppression and can be root causes of violence. They can also be the centre of connection between divided communities.

The Build Peace 2019 conference will focus on peace, conflict, and the resilience fostered along borders, examining how social innovation through technology, storytelling, and the arts can both create and bridge divides.

How can technological, storytelling and artistic innovation increase physical, social and digital divides? How can technological, storytelling and artistic innovation help bridge physical, social and digital borders?

We will organise our collective inquiry across three sub-themes:

Physical borders: exploring the transformational role of technology, storytelling, and the arts on migration and movement across borders.
Social borders: exploring how technology, storytelling and the arts affect (positively or negatively) the demographic, cultural and political barriers between communities.
Digital borders: exploring emerging divides and growing polarisation in the online environment, as well as efforts at depolarisation and digital organizing against violence.

Admission/Cost: $125 - $350

Location:
University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110
MAP - [CAMPUS MAP]

Dates and times:
Thursday, November 14 - 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday, November 15 - 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday, November 16 - 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM
12:30 PM SD Asian Film Festival The San Diego Asian Film Festival is the flagship event of Pacific Arts Movement (Pac Arts), one of the largest media arts organizations in North America that focuses on Asian and Asian American cinema. The festival is dedicated to highlighting the diversity and breadth of Asian Pacific Islander and Asian international images, from impassioned independent voices and provocative documentary subjects, to the top hits from the world
1:00 PM Filmed Ballet: Madama Butterfly Anthony Minghella
2:30 PM DIY Miso Making Workshop In this hands-on workshop, you will learn all about miso, a magical fermented bean paste that originated in Japan many centuries ago. Miso is full of umami and is used to flavor everything from soups to marinades and salad dressings, as well as stir-fries and eggs. Learn: we will talk about the history of miso, its many different forms, and then make a large batch using various legumes. Taste: You'll get to taste various misos to understand the fermentation process. Do: You'll get to pack a mason jar full of miso to take home (but you'll have to wait a year to eat it!) Eat: Then we'll enjoy one of the most popular miso dishes-- homemade miso soup.

Admission/Cost: $50

Location:
City Farmers Nursery
3110 Euclid Avenue
San Diego, CA 92105
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Saturday, November 16 - 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.cityfarmersnursery.com
3:00 PM Music: The Wailers The Wailers perform after the final race of the day, on the Seaside Stage. Racetrack guests will receive free admission if they enter before the final race of the day. Concert admission will cost $30 after the last race.

Age limit: 18+

Admission/Cost: FREE - $30

Location:
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard
Del Mar, CA 92014
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Saturday, November 16 - 3:00 PM
3:00 PM Talk: An Introduction to Arab Culture The San Diego Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) and the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) are hosting this free event featuring Doris Bittar, SD President ADC, Ojeni Touma, Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (DBS), Sarab Aziz, History Dept, UCSD, Ty Odeh, SD Arab American business leader.

Admission/Cost: FREE but please RSVP to info@jaclsandiego.org

Location:
Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa Library
9005 Aero Drive
San Diego, CA 92123
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Saturday, November 16 - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please visit : www.jaclsandiego.org/events
3:00 PM Scandinavian Lutefisk/Meatball Dinner Valhall Lodge is holding their annual Lutefisk/Meatball Dinner. Seatings are at 4:30, 5:00 and 5:30. The Ladies of Valhall will be holding their Lille Butikken featuring Scandinavian items and baked goods. Reservations 619-443-942, Grandmom2dach@gmail.com. Indicate whether you would like Lutefisk, meatballs, or half and half.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $25

Location:
Masonic Lodge #407
4731 Date Street
San Diego, CA 91942
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Saturday, November 16 - 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
4:00 PM Stage: All is Calm -The Christmas Truce of 1914 Bodhi Tree Concerts presents its annual performance of Peter Rothstein's stage depiction of the time, during World War I, when thousands of men put down their guns on a Belgian battlefield and greeted their enemies in no man's land -- and exchanged gifts, sang songs, and played a game of soccer.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $30

Location:
Veterans Museum and Memorial Center
2115 Park Boulevard
San Diego, 92101
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Dates and times:
Friday, November 15 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, November 16 - 4:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, November 17 - 5:00 PM
4:00 PM Music: Hector Villa-Lobos Celebration Greater San Diego Music Coterie, directed by Dr. Angela Yeung, and the Villa-Lobos Museum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil present a lecture performance commemorating the 60th death Anniversary of Brazilian composer Hector Villa-Lobos (1887-1959). Dr. Silvio dos Santo, Professor of Music at the University of Florida and scholar with special interest in Brazilian music, will be giving the lecture. Program includes works for solo guitar, solo piano, Choros No. 2 for flute and clarinet, and Bachianas brasileiras No.5 for 8 cellos and soprano.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
King of Kings Lutheran Church
2993 Macdonald Street
Oceanside, CA 92054
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Saturday, November 16 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

For more information, please visit : www.gsdmusicoterie.org
6:00 PM Stage: Hamlet Shakespeare's Hamlet is set in Denmark and depicts Prince Hamlet's revenge against his uncle, Claudius, who has murdered Hamlet's father in order to seize his throne and marry Hamlet's mother. Outdoor amphitheater, stadium chairs and cushions will be sold at the event.

Admission/Cost: $8 - $12

Location:
Academy of Our Lady of Peace
4860 Oregon Street
San Diego, CA 92116
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Dates and times:
Thursday, November 14 - 6:00 PM
Friday, November 15 - 6:00 PM
Saturday, November 16 - 6:00 PM
6:30 PM Filmed Ballet: Madama Butterfly Anthony Minghella
7:00 PM Italian Film: Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion A highly regarded Italian police inspector murders his mistress, only to become part of the homicide investigation that follows. The inspector proceeds to plant clues at the crime scene as his fellow officers either ignore or fail to recognize his obvious tampering. But all is not as it seems. While the killer may have an inside track on fabricating his own innocence, he also seems to be testing the competence and integrity of Italian law enforcement. With English subtitles.

Admission/Cost: $8 at the door

Location:
Firehouse Museum Theater
1572 Columbia Street
San Diego, CA
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Saturday, November 16 - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM Fantasie Theater: A Renaissance Spektakular The world of Renaissance and fantasy come to life for an evening of music, magic and fun. Musical performance by European folklore group, Enchanted Realms, with comedy story-telling troupe A Fool and His Family. Costumes are encouraged (Renaissance and/or fantasy).

Admission/Cost: $15

Location:
Summit Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
8778 Cottonwood Avenue
Santee, CA 92071
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Saturday, November 16 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
7:00 PM Benefit Concert to Aid Immigrants and Refugees UURISE presents Peter Mayer and Emma
7:00 PM Stage: Eurydice Sarah Ruhl re-imagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine, Eurydice. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice journeys to the underworld, where she reunites with her father, the Lord of Death, and struggles to hold onto the fading memory of her lost love in the world above. With contemporary characters, plot twists, and visual effects, Sarah Ruhl
7:00 PM Stage: All is Calm -The Christmas Truce of 1914 Bodhi Tree Concerts presents its annual performance of Peter Rothstein's stage depiction of the time, during World War I, when thousands of men put down their guns on a Belgian battlefield and greeted their enemies in no man's land -- and exchanged gifts, sang songs, and played a game of soccer.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $30

Location:
Veterans Museum and Memorial Center
2115 Park Boulevard
San Diego, 92101
MAP

Dates and times:
Friday, November 15 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, November 16 - 4:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, November 17 - 5:00 PM

8:00 PM Film: The Farewell Awkwafina
8:00 PM Stage: Sense and Sensibility A playful adaptation of Jane Austen
8:00 PM Stage: Mama Mia! In this popular musical, based on the songs of ABBA, Variety Donna lives on a Greek island where she runs a small hotel. Her daughter, Sophie, is preparing for her wedding, dreaming of her father walking her down the aisle. One problem: she doesn
8:00 PM Stage: Disney's My Son Pinocchio Jr. Presented by JCompany Youth Theatre. This new musical, which retells the classic Disney story from Geppetto
8:00 PM Stage: Ring Around the Moon Asked what he feared most, Truman Capote said, "real toads in imaginary gardens." That describes Jean Anouilh's play. On the surface, the three-acter'sromantic fantasy. But Anouilh places actual people in the fairy tale setting. They wander, bumbling and hurt, through funhouse mazes in search of happiness.

Admission/Cost: $24 - $74

Location:
Lamb's Players Theatre
1142 Orange Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118
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Dates and times:
Ongoing until Sunday, November 17, 2019
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays - 7:30 PM
Fridays and Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
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