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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

< Sunday, December 17, 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

11:00 AM Let There Be Light: Hanukkah & Kwanzaa Celebration Come celebrate brilliant holiday traditions and have family-friendly fun with make-and-take activities and live performances!

Activities include:

• Make-and-Take Dreidel
• Make-and-Take Mkeka Mat
• Make-and-Take Kwanzaa Jeweler

Performances by Rev. Alyce Smith-Cooper, sharing African American ancestral storytelling, and The San Diego Jewish Men's Choir!

This event is held in conjunction with the San Diego History Center's exhibitions: "Legacy in Black," and "Celebrate San Diego! The History & Heritage of San Diego's Jewish Community."

Admission/Cost: $10

Location:
San Diego History Center Balboa Park
1649 El Prado Suite #3 Casa De Balboa Building
San Diego, CA 92101
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Sunday, December 17 - 11:00 AM

For more information, please call: (619) 232-6203 or visit: www.sandiegohistory.org
12:00 PM Cooking Class: Una Noche en España Let us transport you to Sevilla as we prepare all kinds of tasty Spanish nibbles. A perfect class to take so that you can invite 30 of your friends and throw a tapas party yourself.

Menu: Marinated olives, spicy candied nuts, puree de garbanzo with pita toasts, manchego con membrillo (Spanish cheese with quince paste), tortilla española & spicy salad, gambas nravas (garlicky saffron shrimp), empanadillas Argentinas, and flan with caramel designs.

Admission/Cost: $56

Location:
Hipcooks
4048 30th Street
San Diego, CA 92104
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Sunday, December 17 - 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 269-8844 or visit: www.sandiego.hipcooks.com
1:00 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
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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
2:00 PM Music: House of England Winter Concert The House of England will host a winter concert that will feature the The San Diego Suzuki School of Music. Their String Ensemble will perform holiday and international music.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
International Cottages Balboa Park
2294 Pan American Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
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Sunday, December 17 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 234-0739 or visit: www.sdhpr.org
2:00 PM Four Treasures of the Chinese Study Closing Reception To celebrate a successful and enchanting exhibition, the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum, in collaboration with the Confucius Institute at San Diego State University, are hosting a closing reception on Sunday, December 17 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. The "Four Treasures of the Chinese Study" exhibit showcases ink stick, ink stone, writing brush and paper—four treasures used in the study of Chinese calligraphy and writing. To bring the exhibition to a close, the museum welcomes Dr. Ruan Daren for a live art demonstration of Traditional Chinese Calligraphy.

Admission/Cost:??

Location:
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Extension
328 J Street
San Diego, CA 92101
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Sunday, December 17 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 338-9888 or visit: www.sdchm.org
2:00 PM Stage: La Posada Magica "La Posada Magica"
Director & Choreographer: Carlos Mendoza
Produced by: Hispanic Arts Theatre
Fun for the Whole Family - Piñata for children during intermission.

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
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
2:00 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:
2:00 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
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
5:30 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 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
8:00 PM Music: Anhuea, Paula Fuga, Mahi Winner of the 2010 Na Hoku Award for best contemporary album of the year, Anuhea brings with her the melodic traditions of her island fused with modern beats and influences.

Paula Fuga is a musician on a mission. Though many play music for platitudes or acclaim, Paula plays music for a culture, spreading the thoughtful and evocative voice of the Hawaiian people across the world. Not content to be merely a widely respected artist, Paula has taken on the mantle of cultural ambassador, using her talent as an instrument to help bring about positive social change within her islands and beyond.

Age limit: 21+

Admission/Cost: $25 - $27

Location:
Music Box
1337 India Street
San Diego, CA 92101
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Sunday, December 17 - 8:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 795-1337 or visit: www.musicboxsd.com
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