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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

< Sunday, June 9, 2019 >


All Day Festa do Esprito Santo The Festa do Esp
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
10:00 AM San Diego Greek Festival St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church invites you to join us at our annual Greek Festival. We enjoy sharing our heritage, culture, music, traditions, customs and culinary skills with you, our neighbors and friends in San Diego and Southern California. Your attendance always gives great pleasure to the many members of our community who have worked hard preparing this special 3-day weekend for you.

In over four decades, the St. Spyridon Community has established a reputation of serving the finest homemade Greek Foods and Pastries in all of California. Our community members are recognized as the finest cooks who use unsurpassed recipes and only top-grade Ingredients. Come and partake of these fine foods and pastries and trust that you will enjoy your day participating in all of the many activities provided for your pleasure by your friends here at St. Spyridon's Greek Community.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church
3655 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA
MAP

Dates and times:
Friday, June 7 - 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, June 8 - 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, June 9 - 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
10:00 AM San Luis Rey Inter-Tribal Powwow Join the San Luis Rey Band of Luise
12:00 PM Peace Train & Protora de las Bellas Artes Concert This concert is a collaboration between two new partners: Sharon Katz & The Peace Train from South Africa, and Promotora de las Bellas Artes of Tijuana. Both organizations began in 1992 and have worked tirelessly ever since to bring children together to sing together in harmony. They work in schools and orphanages across Tijuana. Sharon Katz founded The Peace Train to heal the divides created by the Apartheid regime and help prepare youth to live together in a new South Africa; and Alida Guajardos founded Promotora in Tijuana, Mexico in a city where many children still live in poverty, to give children more opportunities to expand their life experiences. Cuban choral conductor Daria Abreu Feraud and Sharon Katz are working side by side to train over one thousand children to sing and dance together.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Palenque Stadium
Parque Marelos
Rio Tijuana, 3ra Etapa
Tijuana, Baja California MX
MAP

Sunday, June 9 - 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
12:00 PM Race Amity Day Picnic Join us for a picnic in the park on Sunday, June 9, in recognition of Race Amity Day. Hot dogs will be provided. Please bring a side dish or possibly something to share. The purpose is to promote close, loving friendship and collaboration among people of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.

"We are flowers of one garden, and leaves of one tree."

"The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens."

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Berry Street Park in Lemon Grove
7071 Mt Vernon St
San Diego, CA 91945
MAP

Sunday, June 9 - 12:00 PM (noon)
2:00 PM House of Phillippines Lawn Program Come enjoy cultural entertainment consisting of dancing by a Philippine dance group, singing by choral groups and performances by community celebrities.

Typical Foods served during the House of Philippines Lawn Program are pancit (noodles with meat and vegetables), lumpia (beef or vegetable rolled in a flour wrap), adobo (pork or chicken prepared in vinegar and soy sauce) and leche flan (custard).

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
House of Pacific Relations
International Cottages
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Sunday, June 9 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please call (619) 234-0739
2:00 PM Stage: A Walk in the Woods Two arms negotiators stroll in the woods above Geneva, Switzerland, in the late summer, away from the glare of the negotiating table. They are a Soviet diplomat, Andrey Botvinnik age 57, and John Honeyman age 45, an American negotiator. Their conversations evolve through debate, exploring uncharted territory.

Admission/Cost: $42

Location:
North Coast Repertory Theatre
987-D Lomas Santa Fe Drive
Solana Beach, CA 92075
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing until Sunday, June 23 - 2019
Wednesdays - 7:00 PM
Thursdays - 8:00 PM
Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
3:00 PM Stage: John Ferguson St. Ervine Ferguson's story of faith and fear in a time of crisis. Set in a rundown farmhouse in County Down in the 1880
4:00 PM La Jolla Renaissance Singers: Cancionero de Iberia The La Jolla Renaissance Singers are presenting a special program of Renaissance music from Iberia and the Spanish Empire, inspired by the San Diego Museum of Art
4:00 PM Discussion: Where the Angels Lived Every month the Women's Museum of California and San Diego Writers, Ink invites a woman author to talk about their inspiration, their writing process, and to read an excerpt from their latest project. Historical, authentic and family-oriented, Where the Angels Lived tells the tale of a somewhat parallel universe that exists even in the 21st century
4:00 PM Performance: American Music & The African Spirit The Roger Anderson Chorale finishes their free 2019 concert series with American music and its deep-rooted influences in African culture. Songs highlight the spiritual self and include I Got Shoes, Motherless Child and Kuimba.

Early Summer concerts will focus on American Music and it's deep-rooted influences from African Culture, highlighting the origin of the Spiritual itself and it's place as the start of true World Music.

The Roger Anderson Chorale will perform works to include "I Got Shoes," "Motherless Child," "Live-A-Humble," "Ride the Chariot" and "Kuimba" among others.

This is a free concert, donations accepted. Reserve your seats now, the theater will fill up!

Part of the donation proceeds goes towards scholarship fund for The Institute for Young Dramatic Voices.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Encinitas Library
540 Cornish Dr.
Encinitas, CA
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, June 8 - 7:00 PM
Sunday, June 9 - 4:00 PM
7:00 PM Stage: A Walk in the Woods Two arms negotiators stroll in the woods above Geneva, Switzerland, in the late summer, away from the glare of the negotiating table. They are a Soviet diplomat, Andrey Botvinnik age 57, and John Honeyman age 45, an American negotiator. Their conversations evolve through debate, exploring uncharted territory.

Admission/Cost: $42

Location:
North Coast Repertory Theatre
987-D Lomas Santa Fe Drive
Solana Beach, CA 92075
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing until Sunday, June 23 - 2019
Wednesdays - 7:00 PM
Thursdays - 8:00 PM
Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
7:30 PM Music: Christian Nodal Christian Nodal blends norte
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