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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

< Friday, December 6, 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
3:00 PM Balboa Park December Nights December Nights is celebrating its 42nd anniversary this year. Held the first Friday and Saturday each December, the event was originally founded when ten Balboa Park cultural organizations hosted the first celebration. That year, 3,000 San Diegans gathered to be a part of the occasion, and it has been a treasured event ever since.

Today, December Nights is San Diego’s largest free festival with more than 350,000 attendees. Guests enjoy entertaining performances, feast on tasty international culinary treats and experience Balboa Park museums.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA
MAP - [Park Map]

Dates and times:
Friday, December 6 - 3:00 PM
Saturday, December 7 - 12:00 PM
5:00 PM Mingei Holiday Market Shop Mingei brings another year of local artists, refreshments and festive merriment at our annual Holiday Market! We are excited to host this Mingei tradition in our store and cafe space in the Command Center of Arts District Liberty Station.

Featured Artists:
• Bang Jewelry - handcrafted accessories made from repurposed drum cymbals
• Cordial Organics - clean beauty products formulated with CBD
• Jyumoku - vintage, repurposed bags and accessories
• Maru Lopez - bold, colorful handmade metal and resin jewelry
• Miki Iwasaki - art objects by the Installations at the Station artist and designer
• Nostrum - artisan cocktail and soda shrubs
• Michele Linback Designs - one of a kind handbags made from repurposed textiles, vintage silver and horse tack details

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Shop Mingei
2640 Historic Decatur Road
San Diego, CA 92106
MAP

Friday, December 6 - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
7:00 PM Stage: Sila (The Arctic Cycle) Sila is the Inuit concept of the breath that connects all life. With a blending of Inuit mythology and and realism, this play exposes the consequences of human beings losing their connection to the natural world and ancient wisdom. Set in the Baffin Islands, just inside the Arctic Circle, eight characters-including a climatologist, an Inuit activist and two polar bears-find their values challenged as they grapple with a rapidly changing environment and world. The personal, political, mythical and ecological intertwine as crisis, danger and death shatter the world, only to reveal the possibility of healing.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $15

Location:
Palomar College
1140 West Mission Road
San Marcos, CA 92069
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday December 6 to Saturday December 14, 2019
Friday, December 6 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 7 - 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 8 - 2:00 PM
Thursday, December 12 - 4:00 PM
Friday, December 13 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 14 - 5:00 PM
7:00 PM Music: Christmas In Ireland with Emmet Cahill Celebrate the magic of Christmas this year with Ireland's most exciting young tenor, Emmet Cahill. Having recently made his sold-out debut at New York's Carnegie Hall, Emmet has quickly become a sought-after performer, bringing his vocal talents to over 60 cities across America this year alone.

Emmet's Christmas in Ireland concert will comprise of many of your beloved Christmas carols, classic Irish songs and much more. He'll be inviting you to sing along as we celebrate the wonder of Christmas together through music. From "O Holy Night" to "Danny Boy," this evening is sure to be a concert for everyone to enjoy.

Admission/Cost: $30 - $45

Location:
St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church
743 Prospect Street
La Jolla, CA 93037
MAP

Friday, December 6 - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM Book Signing: Yann Richard Persian Cultural Center presents:

"Iran: A Social and Political History Since the Qajars." Lecture and Book Signing by Yann Richard, a prominent French scholar.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Iranian American Center
6790 Top Gun St #7
San Diego, CA 92121
MAP

Friday Dec. 6 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please call 858-552-9355 or email info@pccsd.org
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker The Nutcracker is the classic Victorian-era story of the adventures of Clara, the Nutcracker Prince, Herr Drosselmeyer and the Sugar Plum Fairy told through a magical theatrical experience to Peter Tchaikovsky's famous score. Young and old alike will be captivated by Elizabeth Wistrich's choreography, the exquisite costumes and grand sets. Let your childhood dreams return and inspire you to imagine a by gone time.

Admission/Cost: $34 - $93

Location:
Spreckels Theatre
121 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday December 6 to Saturday December 21, 2019
Fridays & Saturdays - 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday Matinees - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
7:30 PM Stage: Elektra Come one, Come all! Step right up to see Elektra by Sophocles in a new, musical translation by Timberlake Wertenbaker. Elektra finds herself in an endless circus orchestrated by her father's murderers: her mother, The Queen, and her mother's lover who masquerades as The New King. Elektra cannot take part in the charade of happiness and rages against the court, waiting for her exiled brother, Orestes to return and avenge their father. Through music, movement, and the female voice, Elektra takes us inside the toxic cycles of violence that plagued the Ancient Greeks and continue as national spectacle today.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $20

Location:
Shank Theatre
U.C. San Diego
MAP - [CAMPUS MAP]

Dates and times:
Preview- Monday, December 2 - 7:30 PM
Wednesday, December 4 - 7:30 PM
Thursday, December 5 - 7:30 PM
Friday, December 6 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 7 - 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 8 - 2:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: And Neither Have I Wings To Fly The play takes place in an Irish country house the 1950’s. A tight knit Irish family turned upside down when a handsome stranger comes into their lives. Wedding plans are changed. A ghost appears. And one of the daughters makes the bravest decision of her life.

Admission/Cost: $18 - $37

Location:
Scripps Ranch Theatre
9783 Avenue of Nations
San Diego, 92131
MAP

Dates & times:
Ongoing until Sunday, December 8, 2019
Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
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