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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 Japanese Friendship Garden
All Day Free Admission to Mingei International Museum
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

< Saturday, December 9, 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

10:00 AM Kumeyaay Games and Toys Play and learn the traditional games that amused generations of Native American children and prepared them for life in natural San Diego. Make your own Staves/Stick Dice game and try your skill at Ring and Pin, and more.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Visitor Center Lobby
Mission Trails Regional Park
One Father Junipero Serra Trail
San Carlos, CA 92119
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Saturday, December 9 - 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 688-3281 or visit: www.mtrp.org
10:00 AM Exhibition: Weaving a Path Mingei Internation Museum will explore the spiritual weavings of the Diné (Navajo) Nation in "Weaving a Path: Navajo Women and the Feminine Ethos." This exhibition will focus on the traditions and rituals behind these Southwestern textiles, all made by Diné women. Opens December 9.

Admission/Cost: $7 - $10

Location:
Mingei International Museum Balboa Park
1439 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, December 9 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 239-0003 or visit: www.mingei.org
10:00 AM California Ballet: The Nutcracker California Ballet's glittering production of The Nutcracker leaps onto the stage of the San Diego Civic Theatre in America's favorite holiday tradition. Under the baton of Music Director John Stubbs, Tchaikovsky's extravagant score comes to life with a cast of over 150.

Admission/Cost: $22 - $103

Where:
San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Saturday, December 9 - 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Saturday, December 9 - 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Saturday, December 9 - 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, December 10 - 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Friday, December 15 - 7:30 PM to 10 PM
Saturday, December 16 - 10:OO AM to 12:30 PM
Saturday, December 16 - 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Saturday, December 16 - 7:30 PM to 10 PM
Sunday, December 17 - 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Sunday, December 17 - 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, December 20 - 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Thursday, December 21 - 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 22 - 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Friday, December 22 - 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, December 23 - 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Saturday, December 23 - 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
10:30 AM Holiday Kids Craft Class at Barona Museum Kids ages five & up are invited to attend a craft class where they can explore their creativity to make fun Native-inspired crafts and yummy holiday snacks. All children must have an adult chaperone. Class is open to the public and refreshments are to be provided.

Admission/Cost: FREE for Barona Tribal Members; $5 per child: public

Location:
Barona Cultural Center & Museum
1095 Barona Road
Lakeside, CA 92040
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Saturday, December 9 - 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 443-7003 or visit: www.baronamuseum.com
12:55 PM Film: Hansel and Gretel Watch a production from New York's Metropolitan Opera without getting on a plane.

Fathom Events presents an encore presentation of "Hansel and Gretel" on Saturday, Dec. 9.

Humperdinck's fairytale opera stars Alice Coote and Christine Schäfer as the title youngsters, in this whimsically twisted production by Richard Jones and a new English translation, perfect for audiences of all ages.

Hansel and Gretel is a well-known fairy tale of German origin, recorded by the Brothers Grimm and published in 1812. Hansel and Gretel are a young brother and sister kidnapped by a cannibalistic witch living deep in the forest in a house constructed of cake and confectionery.

Admission/Cost: $15

Location:
San Diego movie Theatres
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Saturday, December 9 - 12:55 PM

For more information, please visit: www.fathomevents.com
2:00 PM La Pastorela de los Alacranes Teatro Mascara Magica's award-winning Christmas series honors the late Ramon "Chunky" Sanchez, Chicano Rights activist, who will play a major role as a band of shepherds treads through a gauntlet of evil, headed by the Prince of Darkness and his minions, who are masters of disguise...

Admission/Cost: $7 - $15

Location:
Lyceum Theatre
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Thursday, December 7 to Sunday, December 17
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays - 7:30 PM
Saturdays and Sundays - 2:00 PM
2:30 PM California Ballet: The Nutcracker California Ballet's glittering production of The Nutcracker leaps onto the stage of the San Diego Civic Theatre in America's favorite holiday tradition. Under the baton of Music Director John Stubbs, Tchaikovsky's extravagant score comes to life with a cast of over 150.

Admission/Cost: $22 - $103

Where:
San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, December 9 - 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Saturday, December 9 - 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Saturday, December 9 - 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, December 10 - 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Friday, December 15 - 7:30 PM to 10 PM
Saturday, December 16 - 10:OO AM to 12:30 PM
Saturday, December 16 - 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Saturday, December 16 - 7:30 PM to 10 PM
Sunday, December 17 - 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Sunday, December 17 - 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, December 20 - 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Thursday, December 21 - 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 22 - 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Friday, December 22 - 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, December 23 - 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Saturday, December 23 - 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
4:30 PM Festival: Global Winter Wonderland This multi-cultural holiday festival features traditional illuminated Chinese lanterns plus live acrobatic performances, rides, carnival games and international cuisine. The 50-foot, artisan handcrafted lanterns depict scenes from across the globe, encompassing the theme, "Holidays Around the World."

Admission/Cost: $18

Location:
SDCCU Stadium
9449 Friars Road
San Diego, CA 92108
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Sunday, November 19 until Sunday, January 7 - 2018
Sundays, 4:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Mondays, 4:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Tuesdays, 4:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Wednesdays, 4:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Thursdays, 4:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Fridays, 4:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturdays, 4:30 PM to 10:00 PM

For more information, please call: (510) 962-8586 or visit: www.globalwonderland.com
5:00 PM Christmas Around the World Get into the Christmas spirit. Hope UMC in Rancho Bernardo invites you to their free Yuletide Christmas music production called Christmas Around the World.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Hope United Methodist Church
16550 Bernardo Heights Parkway
San Diego, CA 92128
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Dates and times:
Friday, December 8 - 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Saturday, December 9 - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sunday, December 10 - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 485-5840 or visit: www.hopeumc.com
6:00 PM Christmas Desi Style Christmas Utsav at UCSD for the first time--celebrating Christmas in San Diego Desi style. Free Indian food. Shuttles to UCSD from SDSU, USD, or other universities.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
University of California San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr
La Jolla, CA 92093
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Saturday, December 9 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.facebook.com
6:00 PM Art: Michael Seewald - Puglia, Italy A year in the making, Michael Seewald, owner of Michael Seewald Galleries in Del Mar Plaza, will release his 65th photographic series created from his many trips around the world over the past 30 years. Puglia, Italy, is the focus of his current exhibit. This opening will be held in conjunction with the gallery's 35th-annual Christmas party.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Michael Seewald Galleries
1555 Camino Del Mar Ste. 312
Del Mar, CA 92104
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Saturday, December 9 - 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 793-3444 or visit: www.seewald.com
7:00 PM Music: Wu Man & Bill Bradbury Internationally-renowned pipa virtuoso, Wu Man, will be joined on mandolin by Emmy Award-winning composer, William Bradbury, for the Museum of Making Music's Global Strings Concert Series.

The San Diego Diplomacy Council will host a complimentary private reception with appetizers and refreshments at 5:00 PM, featuring a meet & greet with Wu Man. At 6:00 PM all attendees will be given the option to tour the museum an hour before the show.

RSVP's can be made through the San Diego Diplomacy Council's website at www.sandiegodiplomacy.org.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $35

Location:
Museum of Making Music
5790 Armada Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Saturday, December 9 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please call: (760) 438-5996 or visit: www.museumofmakingmusic.org
7:00 PM Art: Gallery Yellow The Persian Cultural Center is excited to announce the newest hub for Art and Art Objects in the Persian Community, here at Gallery Yellow. Opening night will be December 9th.

Admission/Cost: ??

Location:
Persian Cultural Center
6790 Top Gun St. #7
San Diego, CA 92121
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Saturday, December 9 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 552-9355 or visit: www.pccsd.org
7:00 PM California Ballet: The Nutcracker California Ballet's glittering production of The Nutcracker leaps onto the stage of the San Diego Civic Theatre in America's favorite holiday tradition. Under the baton of Music Director John Stubbs, Tchaikovsky's extravagant score comes to life with a cast of over 150.

Admission/Cost: $22 - $103

Where:
San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, December 9 - 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Saturday, December 9 - 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Saturday, December 9 - 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, December 10 - 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Friday, December 15 - 7:30 PM to 10 PM
Saturday, December 16 - 10:OO AM to 12:30 PM
Saturday, December 16 - 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Saturday, December 16 - 7:30 PM to 10 PM
Sunday, December 17 - 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Sunday, December 17 - 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, December 20 - 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Thursday, December 21 - 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 22 - 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Friday, December 22 - 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, December 23 - 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Saturday, December 23 - 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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
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