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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
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< Friday, December 15, 2017 >


12:00 PM Hanukkah Party Enjoy latkes, jelly donuts (sufganiyot) and Menorah lighting. Entertainment by Deborah Davis and members of Second Avenue Klezmer at 12:30 p.m.

The College Avenue Center offers hot kosher lunches, Monday - Friday at noon.

Soup & Salad Bar offered Monday - Friday from 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m

Age Limit: 18+
Admission/Cost: $4 - $7

Location:
College Avenue Center
6299 Capri Dr.
San Diego, CA 92123
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Friday, December 15 - 12:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 637-3270 or visit: www.jfssd.org
2:00 PM B is for Bangkok Storytime A day in the life of one of the world's most magical places unfolds in paintings drenched in the color and nonstop motion of Thailand's capital city. From a monk's morning blessing to the scurry of geckos at night; from splendid temples to traditional canal houses; from glittering royal barges that bring history to life to trains speeding through the sky past soaring high-rise buildings: B is for Bangkok reveals the kaleidoscopic beauty of a city that makes every day an adventure for the children who live there—or dream of living there. With bilingual English-Thai text.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $8

Location:
San Diego Children Discovery Museum
320 North Broadway Escondido
Escondido, CA 92025
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Dates and times:
Thursday, December 14 - 2:00 PM
Friday, December 15 - 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 16 - 2:00 PM
Sunday, December 17 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please call: (760) 233-7755 or visit:
4:00 PM Stage: Cinderella Eats Rice & Beans: A Salsa Fairy Tale New Village Arts and Teatro Pueblo Nuevo present "Cinderella Eats Rice & Beans: A Salsa Fairy Tale," a bilingual, athletic twist on the classic Cinderella story.

What will happen to Cinderella at the ball game? That's the surprising climactic question in this contemporary Latin-American musical. Cinderella, a newcomer from Puerto Rico, comes to visit her stepsister, Rosa, in the United States.

The catch:
Cinderella speaks only Spanish and Rosa speaks only English. Will these two girls be able to reach an understanding at the [basket] ball game?

This groundbreaking bilingual children's musical is from the award-winning team of playwright Karen Zacarías and composer Deborah Wicks la Puma. Admission is free but donations are welcome.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
New Village Arts Theatre
2787 State Street
Carlsbad, CA
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Dates and times:
Thursday, December 14 - 4:00 PM
Friday, December 15 - 4:00 PM
Saturday, December 16 - 11:00 AM

For more information, please call: (760) 433-3245
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
6:00 PM Paella: Holiday Celebration Join paella chef Noelia and the Gianni Buonomo vintners team for a year-end holiday celebration featuring wine and the best paella this side of the Atlantic.

Admission/Cost: $5 - $7
Age limit: 21+

Location:
Gianni Buonomo Vintners Winery and Tasting Room
4836 Newport Avenue
San Diego, CA 92107
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Friday, December 15 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.gbvintners.com
6:30 PM Film: Sonata Based on the play written by legendary writer Mahesh Elkunchwar, veteran actress and filmmaker Aparna Sen (who has made path-breaking films like 36 Chowringhee Lane and Mr. and Mrs. Iyer) has launched her next project: Sonata --in English--a psychological exploration of mid-life crises faced by three friends, played by powerhouse Bollywood actresses: Shabana Azmi, Lilette Dubey and Aparna Sen.

Admission/Cost: $15.75

Location:
Qualcomm Auditorium
6455 Lusk Blvd
San Diego, CA 92121
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Friday, December 15 - 6:30 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 888-3331 or visit: httwww.ahaana.org
7:00 PM Stage: La Posada Magica Las Posadas is a novenario (nine days of religious observance) celebrated chiefly in Mexico and by Mexican-Americans in the United States, beginning December 16 and ending December 24 of every year. La Posada is a parade led by Mary and Joseph while "La Posada Magica," on the other hand, is a musical play that follows this tradition and adds a fun, musical spin to the story.

This production is a guaranteed family destination that truly is fun for everyone. Performed in English with a Latin beat, this enchanting musical play for all ages is about a young girl who joins her neighborhood posada on Christmas Eve. Along the way, Gracie and her companions encounter colorful characters, including chocolate-gobbling sisters, graveyard spooks and a heartthrob rock singer. Finally, the journey through her community commemorates Joseph and Mary's search for lodging and becomes--for Gracie--a time of discovery, renewal and reunion.

"La Posada Magica" was a holiday staple in Costa Mesa, California for 15 continuous years. Hispanic Arts Theatre itself has performed the production for San Diego audiences for three years. Once again "La Posada Magica" returns in 2017 for the holiday season and we're overjoyed to bring plays for kids and the whole family back this year.

Admission/Cost: $18 - $36

Location:
Coronado Playhouse
1835 Strand Way
Coronado, CA
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Dates and times:
Friday, December 15 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 16 - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 17 - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 435-4856 or visit: www.coronadoplayhouse.com
7:00 PM Persian Film: Tales Concerning seven tales around a former drug dealer, a jealous husband, the mother of an imprisoned student, and a violent, drug-addicted man.

Admission/Cost: ??

Location:
Persian Cultural Center
6790 Top Gun St. #7
San Diego, CA 92121
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Friday, December 15 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 552-9355
7:30 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker This elaborate production will take you on Clara's magical journey from her family Christmas party where toy soldiers and mice become life sized to the enchanted Snow Forest and the Land of Sweets where she is welcomed by the Sugar Plum Fairy. Accompanied by the City Ballet Orchestra and Chorus. Following each matinee performance, members of the cast will be in the lobby to greet audience members and pose for photos. Runs through Christmas Eve.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $85

Location:
Spreckels Theatre
121 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Friday, December 8 - 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, December 9 - 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Saturday, December 9 - 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, December 10 - 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Friday, December 15 - 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, December 16 - 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Saturday, December 16 - 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, December 17 - 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Friday, December 22 - 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, December 23 - 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Saturday, December 23 - 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, December 24 - 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
7:30 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
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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
7:30 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
8:00 PM Music: Pato Banton A Pato Banton concert is an event not to be missed and an experience not to be forgotten.

Positive Vibrations abound with a beat to keep you on your dancing feet, while Pato delivers a message that is food for the mind and soul. Many have considered his charismatic performance as live theatre where no show is alike and audience members become participants in the experience.

Age limit: 21+

Admission/Cost: $20 - $35

Location:
Belly Up
143 S. Cedros Avenue
Solana Beach, CA 92075
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Friday, December 15 - 8:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 481-8140 or visit: www.bellyup.com
8:00 PM Music and Dance: An Irish Christmas As seen on PBS! A perfect family event! World Champion Dancers: Scott Doherty & Tyler Schwartz star in An Irish Christmas!

Take a journey through Christmas in Ireland with superb dancing, singing and Irish traditional music celebrating the international spirit of the holiday season.

Celebrate the great tradition of butter making, chase the wren on St. Stephen's Day, draw down the half door for spectacular dance, enjoy superb music-making and singing of Christmas carols in an unforgettable Irish night! Songs spinning out of the mists and into the familiar Silent Night, Little Drummer Boy and Carol of the Bells, and superb music of the pipes, flutes, fiddles, and bodhráns are just the beginning of this great Irish night!

Admission/Cost: $33.50 and up

Location:
Balboa Theatre
868 Fourth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
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Friday, December 15 - 8:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 570-1100 or visit: www.sandiegotheatres.org
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