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Saturday, Dec 7
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM French Holidays Market
10:30 AM Tamale Making Workshop
12:00 PM Balboa Park December Nights
1:00 PM Book Signing: Mollie Moon
2:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
2:00 PM Building Community Bridges Cultural Fair
2:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
3:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
7:00 PM Tibetan Bowl & Gong Concert
7:00 PM Stage: Sila (The Arctic Cycle)
7:30 PM Stage: Elektra
8:00 PM Music: Pablo Sainz Villegas Tribute To Segovia
8:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
8:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
8:00 PM Stage: And Neither Have I Wings To Fly
8:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
Sunday, Dec 8
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Sila (The Arctic Cycle)
2:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
2:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
2:00 PM Stage: And Neither Have I Wings To Fly
2:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
4:00 PM Encinitas Ballet: The Nutcracker
4:00 PM Amnesty International Write-a-Thon
6:00 PM Comedy: Modi Rosenfeld
7:00 PM Music: Jason Vieaux
7:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
7:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
7:30 PM Music: Andrea Bocelli
8:00 PM John Leguizamo: Latin History for Morons
Monday, Dec 9
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Dec 10
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Music: Gamelan and Mariachi Ensembles
7:30 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
Wednesday, Dec 11
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:30 PM SDLFF Poster Unveiling Party
6:00 PM Movie: The Farewell
7:00 PM Stage: A Midsummer Night's Dream
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
7:30 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
7:30 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
Thursday, Dec 12
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM Stage: Sila (The Arctic Cycle)
7:00 PM SDIFF Film: La Befana Vien di Notte (The Legend of the Christmas Witch)
7:00 PM Stage: A Midsummer Night's Dream
7:30 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
7:30 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
8:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
Friday, Dec 13
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
6:00 PM VIA Posada Holiday Celebration Fundraiser
7:00 PM Stage: Sila (The Arctic Cycle)
7:00 PM Stage: A Midsummer Night's Dream
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
7:30 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
8:00 PM An Irish Christmas
8:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
8:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
8:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
Saturday, Dec 14
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 Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
2:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
3:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
5:00 PM Stage: Sila (The Arctic Cycle)
7:00 PM Southern California Ballet The Nutcracker
7:00 PM Stage: A Midsummer Night's Dream
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
7:30 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
8:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
8:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
8:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
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: A Midsummer Night's Dream
2:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
2:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
2:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
2:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
3:00 PM World Holiday Traditions Variety Show
7:00 PM World Holiday Traditions Variety Show
7:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
7:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
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
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
8:00 PM Reggae Tuesdaze w/ Ocean Natives & Bunny Mystic
Wednesday, Dec 18
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Old School Little Italy Food Tour
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
7:30 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
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
7:30 PM Film: La Befana Vien di Notte
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: La Befana Vien di Notte (The Legend of the Christmas Witch)
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)
7:30 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
7:30 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
Friday, Dec 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
7:30 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
8:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
8:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
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< Saturday, October 19, 2019 >


All Day Stage: Las Quinceaeras From the creators of the groundbreaking Waking La Llorona, Las Quincea
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Spotlight

One Book - One San Diego Events

Stage


* Note: newest and shorter run productions can be found in our regular calendar listings.

Exhibitions and Art

[A] Portrait of People in Motion
November 30, 2019

Hanjialin Bao - Between Black and White
Until January 26 2020

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

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
8:30 AM Global Empowerment Summit University of California San Diego is hosting its 4th Annual Global Empowerment Summit. The event presented by UC San Diego Extension is free and open to the public.

In an effort to make San Diego the kindest city in the United States, Mayor Kevin Falconer will present UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla with a City of San Diego proclamation declaring the day of the summit, October 19, as Kindest Day.

Among the day
10:00 AM Arch in the Park Come Discover Archaeology at the 21st Annual Arch in the Park. The San Diego County Archaeological Society presents an educational day of Archaeology and Fun at the Ranch House in Los Pe
11:00 AM San Diego International Film Festival The Power of Perspective. Come Watch With Us. The San Diego International Film Festival features 200+ filmmakers gathering in San Diego to show their films every year. SDIFF celebrates film
11:00 AM Mexican Folk Art Cross Making Class Please join us as we honor those loved ones who have passed on in this unique, hands on, one of a kind piece of art that includes your loved ones on Saturday, October 19 from 11am-1pm. Share memories of family, loved ones and lesson learned from those who have crossed over in this memorable workshop.

All materials are included, but feel free to bring any additional materials to personalize your cross.

Admission/Cost: $20

Location:
Back From Tomboctou Gallery
3564 Adams Avenue
San Diego, CA 92116
MAP

Saturday, October 19 - 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
12:00 PM Dia de los Muertos At La Vista Memorial The Most traditional and authentic Celebration of Life in San Diego County!

La Vista Historical Foundation is pleased to announce that internationally acclaimed Colombian musical group La Sonora Dinamita will perform at the 11th annual D
12:00 PM Filipino-American History Celebration Honoring the events, experiences, and lives of Filipino people in America and their impact on society. This free afternoon will feature music, food, kids' activities and fun for the whole family celebrating this annual commemoration. Cash prizes of $200, $150 and $100 will be awarded in both a kids and teens Karaoke contest, several Filipino food vendors such as Seafood City, Coated Cafe and Red Ribbon Bakeshop will sell traditional dishes, live music from Rising Star Band, a kids zone and presentations from local community partners will entertain visitors all afternoon. New for 2019 is the addition of a Filipiniana Fashion Show with great styles and looks for the entire family. Groups such as Philippine folk dancers Samahan Dance company, the Otay Ranch High School dance exhibition team and Melija talent develo:00 PMent featuring ballet, hip hop and Hawaiian performers will get everyone's toes tapping. Various Otay Ranch Town Center merchants and community partners will be handing out free food samples and coupons and hosting other activations all afternoon.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Otay Ranch Town Center
2015 Birch Road
Chula Vista, CA 91915
MAP

Saturday, October 19 - 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
12:00 PM Bahia Fest The Latin reggae-based lineup features live performances by Cultura Profetica, Rayawana, Alborosie, Somos Uno, Alika, E.N Young, and Leilani Wolfgramm.

Admission/Cost: $60 - $150

Location:
Embarcadero Marina Park North
400 Kettner Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Saturday, October 19 - 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
12:30 PM Stage: Vuela!
2:00 PM Lawn Program: House of Austria In the increasingly shrinking world, mutual understanding among cultures is paramount. For that reason, the House of Austria endorsed the San Diego town of Julian to establish a partnership of cultural exchange with the quaint mountain town of Heiligenblut, located in the Austrian Alps. The members of the House of Austria made it their mission to continue promoting the friendship between the peoples of the two towns.

During the Lawn Program and the Ethnic Food Fair at the Houses or Pacific Relations in Balboa Park, the members showcase their specialties of Austrian fare. Home-made pastries and Sachertorte are especially popular.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Hall of Nations
2191 W Pan American Rd.
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Saturday, October 19 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 234-0739 or visit: www.sdhpr.org
2:00 PM North Coast Symphony: Russian Romance The North Coast Symphony Orchestra presents
2:00 PM Stage: The Sound of Music Helix Charter High School presents The Sound of Music, based on the real life story of the Von Trapp Family singers. Maria, the tomboyish postulant at an Austrian abbey, becomes a governess in the home of a widowed naval captain with seven children. She brings a new love of life and music into the home.

Admission/Cost: $8 - $10

Location:
Helix High School
7323 University Avenue
La Mesa, CA 91942
MAP

Dates and times:
Friday, October 11 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, October 12 - 2:00 PM
Saturday, October 12 - 7:00 PM
Thursday, October 17 - 6:00 PM
Friday, October 18 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, October 19 - 2:00 PM
Saturday, October 19 - 7:00 PM
4:00 PM Bridge of Love Fundraiser Bridge of Love Across the Border​ is 100% grass roots human rights activist volunteers. and has been supporting children, families and LGBTQ folks from all over the world seeking refuge and asylum at our Tijuana border for a year and a half now. We are having a Fundraiser on October 19, 2019 and we are asking the community near and far to please donate items for our raffle, auction and sale.We are asking for art, hand crafted items, items for natural healing, body soaps, massage, candles, t-shirts, jewelry, hats, anything we can sell. We need money to buy items that we do not receive enough of such as food, toiletries, new underwear, new bras, newborn baby clothes, baby blankets etc.

Event will feature live music by Santana Pa Ti, raffles, silent auction, vendors, food etc.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $30

Location:
Worldbeat Cultural Center
2100 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA
MAP

Saturday, October 19 - 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
4:00 PM 12th Annual Festival Of Lights Come and enjoy Indian Culture in Balboa Park on October 19. Have your name written in four different Indian languages.

See the display of ancient lamps, beautiful dolls and Indian musical instruments. Women are encouraged to wear sarees.

Learn more about the revered Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth year anniversary.

Admission/Cost: Free - $5

Location:
Visitors Center
1549 El Prado
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA
MAP - [Park Map]

Saturday, October 19 - 4:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sdias.info
5:00 PM Armenian Culture Night Join us for Armenian Food, Music & Dancing!! Hosted by: SJG Parish Council, Ladies' Society, ACYO, Choir, Armenian Sunday School, and Gala Committee with Triple X Fraternity, United Armenians of SD, Knights & Daughters of Vartan,Homenetmen Scouts, Armenian Professionals of SD, and ARS Roubina Chapter.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
St John Garabed Armenian Apostolic Church
4473 30th St
San Diego, CA 92116
MAP

Saturday, October 19 - 5:00 PM
6:00 PM The Bulls of St. Agata Charge Little Italy The Little Italy Association, Symbolic International, Lamborghini La Jolla and Lamborghini Club America will host the annual Bulls of St. Agata Charge Little Italy! More than 40 classic and rare
6:00 PM San Diego Ballet: A Midsummer Night's Dream Ballet Under the Stars. Join San Diego Ballet as they present one of their enduring classics in a new and enchanting setting. A Midsummer Night
7:00 PM Opera: Aida Loyalty to country, love, and betrayal collide when the pharaoh
7:00 PM Refugee Songs: A Musical Journey Refugee Songs is a new musical/concert experience that weaves together an original world fusion and acoustic-rock musical score with spoken word poetry and storytelling to narrate the journey of a young Persian American musician uprooted from Iran after the 1979 Revolution and his subsequent struggle to create a new home for himself in the United States. Interwoven with spoken word poetry inspired by oral histories gathered from refugees and other involuntary migrants of all statuses also living in Southern California, Refugee Songs offers an intimate close-up on one young man
7:00 PM Stage: The Sound of Music Helix Charter High School presents The Sound of Music, based on the real life story of the Von Trapp Family singers. Maria, the tomboyish postulant at an Austrian abbey, becomes a governess in the home of a widowed naval captain with seven children. She brings a new love of life and music into the home.

Admission/Cost: $8 - $10

Location:
Helix High School
7323 University Avenue
La Mesa, CA 91942
MAP

Dates and times:
Friday, October 11 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, October 12 - 2:00 PM
Saturday, October 12 - 7:00 PM
Thursday, October 17 - 6:00 PM
Friday, October 18 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, October 19 - 2:00 PM
Saturday, October 19 - 7:00 PM
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: Italy Exported (Shorts) Join us for the launch of Italy Exported, our new short films program!

During feStivale 2019, we will screen the 20 finalists of our new Short Film Competition! The three winners of the San Diego Italian Film Festival Ristretto Awards
7:30 PM Stage: Foxfire Set in rural America, in the heart of southern Appalachia, Foxfire is about the strength of family, the burnished love of a long marriage, and the values that have sustained this nation. It is laced with music by Jonathan Brielle, with live stage performances by a 4-piece bluegrass band.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $29

Location:
Sunshine Brooks Theatre
217 N. Coast Highway
Oceanside, 92054
MAP

Ongoing from Friday, October 11 until Sunday, October 27, 2019
Fridays - 7:30 PM
Saturdays - 7:30 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM Stage: Calafia At Liberty Encircling the land-locked naval training building, the USS Recruit, Calafia at Liberty dives through layers of history about the mythic figure that inspired the naming of California: Queen Calafia.

Using music and performance, audience members follow a path through history, myth, and the consequences of manifest destiny. This piece questions the legends we build over the land we inhabit.

A production of the Wetsuit Collective, performances are part of the La Jolla Playhouse's San Diego Wow (Without Walls) Festival..

Admission/Cost: $20

Location:
Liberty Station
San Diego, CA
Festival Map

Dates and times:
Thursday, October 17 - 7:30 PM
Friday, October 18 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 19 - 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 20 - 7:30 PM
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