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Friday, Dec 6
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
3:00 PM Balboa Park December Nights
5:00 PM Mingei Holiday Market
7:00 PM Stage: Sila (The Arctic Cycle)
7:00 PM Music: Christmas In Ireland with Emmet Cahill
7:00 PM Book Signing: Yann Richard
7:30 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
7:30 PM Stage: Elektra
8:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
8:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
8:00 PM Stage: And Neither Have I Wings To Fly
8:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
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
Calendar

< Saturday, October 26, 2019 >


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
8:00 AM Norwegian Rosmaling Painting Event Rosemaling is a traditional Norwegian Folk art form of painting. We have two Gold Medal Winning Artists giving lessons over the three and a half day annual convention. Instructors are Jan Norsetter and Pam Rucinski. The unpainted wood and paints are provided, but you need to provide your own brushes, etc. (see list on our website). Recommended for people with at least beginner level experience in Rosemaling or Tole Painting.
Age limit: 18+

Admission/Cost: $275 - $290

Location:
Courtyard San Diego Old Town
2435 Jefferson Street
San Diego, CA 92110
MAP

Dates and times:
Thursday, October 24 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday, October 25 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday, October 26 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday, October 27 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
9:30 AM Dia De Los Muertos Sugar Skull Workshop Come join us for a fun workshop where participants will have the opportunity to both make and decorate a Sugar Skull for Dia de los Muertos! In this workshop you will learn the procedures for molding your sugar skull and you will use mixed media including culinary supplies to decorate them. Participants are invited to bring embelishments to further personalize their sugar skull and we welcome Dia de los Muertos and Mexican florklore attire to get into the festive spirit. RSVP cost after the processing fee is $26.95 which includes all materials.

Admission/Cost : $20

Location:
Childrens Growing Center Mission Valley
2111 Camino del Rio South
Multipurpose Room
San Diego, CA 92108
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, October 26 - 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Saturday, October 26 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Travel Writing Workshop Transform your passion for writing and traveling and break into travel writing. Award-winning travel writer, blogger and author, Lenore Greiner will show you how to sell your stories. Get practical advice on traditional freelancing, digital opportunities, blogging, social media, authoring your travel memoir and much more. She
10:00 AM Border Angels Caravan of Love We will be meeting at our main office at Sherman Heights Community Center at 10:00 AM (subject to change). From here we will distribute donations between cars and carpool over the border to various shelters. Please specify whether you would like to be a passenger or a driver in your sign-up form. If you are signing up as a passenger please keep in mind that it is not 100% guaranteed that there will be availability in other cars. Also please bring $5 - $10 to give the driver for gas money.

Before we head across the border, our Caravan leader, Hugo, will usually say a few words. We suggest you bring some water and snacks for yourself because the day usually ends up running long. And of course, don't forget your passport!

It is most likely that your car insurance for driving in the United States is not valid in Mexico. You can simply and quickly purchase coverage for the day through AAA.

Also, please keep in mind when you are visiting these shelters, these are peoples' homes. So please use respect and tact, especially when photographing. Make sure you ask someone's permission before taking their picture, and particularly parents' permission before taking a picture of a child.

When signing up please provide a cellphone number for yourself, as well as an emergency contact.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location
Sherman Heights Community Center
2258 Island Avenue
San Diego, CA 92102
MAP

Saturday, October 26 - 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.borderangels.com
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Dia de los Muertos at Rancho Guajome Adobe Celebrate a 3,000-year-old "Dia de los Muertos" (Day of the Dead) ritual
11:00 AM Balboa Park Halloween Family Day The region
11:00 AM North Park Day of the Dead Celebration Artelexia is excited to continue to collaborate with the community to honor and remember the lives of loved ones who have passed before us. We will have artisan vendors, community altars, craft workshops, food vendors, music, a cerveza and tequila cantina, and so much more!! This year they have decided to work with a few local artists to create altars and interactive art stations

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Artelexia
3803 Ray Street
San Diego, CA 92104
MAP

Saturday, October 26 - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
11:00 AM City Heights El Dia de los Muertos Celebrate a most colorful and artful El Dia de los Muertos in City Heights.

Along with family altares, cultural festivities include presentations from The Old Globe, Azteca Dancers, a participatory parade with Drummers Without Borders, Fern Street Circus, face painting, a Catrin and Catrina contest.

Make butterfly and skull masks with City Heights Puppet Project and more joys! Enjoy home cooked food.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
City Heights Weingart Library
3795 Fairmount
San Diego, CA 92105
MAP

Saturday, October 26 - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sherman Heights Dia de los Muertos Embrace Mexican culture during Sherman Heights' Dia de los Muertos with a traditional celebration, official altar blessing, live performances, food and more.

Admission/Cost: Varies by event

Location:
Sherman Heights Community Center
2258 Island Avenue
San Diego, CA 92102
MAP

Saturday, October 26 - 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please contact events@historicbarriodistrict.org or visit www.shermanheights.com
11:00 AM Dia De Los Muertos Sugar Skull Workshop Come join us for a fun workshop where participants will have the opportunity to both make and decorate a Sugar Skull for Dia de los Muertos! In this workshop you will learn the procedures for molding your sugar skull and you will use mixed media including culinary supplies to decorate them. Participants are invited to bring embelishments to further personalize their sugar skull and we welcome Dia de los Muertos and Mexican florklore attire to get into the festive spirit. RSVP cost after the processing fee is $26.95 which includes all materials.

Admission/Cost : $20

Location:
Childrens Growing Center Mission Valley
2111 Camino del Rio South
Multipurpose Room
San Diego, CA 92108
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, October 26 - 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Saturday, October 26 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
12:00 PM Encinitas Dia de los Muertos Celebration In partnership with the City of Encinitas, Encinitas Friends of the Arts will be celebrating its 6th annual Encinitas Dia de la Muertos (Day of the Dead). In keeping with our mission, we believe this free family event will foster an appreciation and awareness of this significant Latino cultural celebration while uniting people of all backgrounds and traditions. The event draws more than 4,500 attendees each year from North County and greater San Diego County. The festival is geared toward families offering great performances by Mariachi bands and exciting Ballet Folklorico groups on stage. Plus art-making workshops, artist demonstrations, a Day of the Dead art exhibit by local students, food trucks and a low-rider car show. There will be a 10
12:00 PM The 6th Annual Comida EXPO! California
1:00 PM Indigo Shibori Napkins Workshop Indigo is a fun and simple way to begin learning about the wide world of Natural Dyes. Derived from a humble plant, this Natural Dye has been gracing textiles around the world for centuries. And fabrics dyed with Indigo are safe and extremely delicate on the skin. In this 2.5-hour workshop, you'll learn about the gentle to bold blues that Indigo is so well-known for. And we'll talk Indigo Dye, Natural Fibers, Shibori Basics and how to achieve different depths of Blue. Each student will: * Dye 4 cotton cloth napkins * Learn to shape their own, unique Shibori designs * Visit the Indigo Vat for multiple dips * (optional) Bring 1 small to medium-size fabric items from home (natural fibers only--cotton, linen, silk, wool, rayon, ramie, tencel, etc.

Admission/Cost: $75

Location:
Barrels and Branches Nursery
1452 Santa Fe Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024
MAP

Saturday, October 26 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
2:00 PM Stage: Sense & Sensibility A playful adaptation of Jane Austen
2:00 PM Stage: Amazing Adventures Of The Marvelous Monkey King Based on the beloved and enduring Chinese folk tale of Sun Wukong, Elizabeth Wong spins a marvelous tale of the mischievous superhero, the Monkey King.

Imagination is the center of this modern adaptation in which our hero is kicked out of school, does battle with a one-horned ogre and can somersault into the future on his many adventures!

Filled with hip-hop, a bit of Chinese Opera, dancing, battles and heroic adventure, The Amazing Adventures of the Marvelous Monkey King highlights the importance of leadership, responsibility and forgiveness.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

Admission/Cost: $10

Location:
Grossmont College Stage House Theater
8800 Grossmont College Dr
El Cajon, CA 92020
MAP

Friday, October 25 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 26 - 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM
2:00 PM San Diego Symphony Plays Music from Coco Coco
5:30 PM SDIFF Gala & Italy Exported Awards Join us as we give homage to Milano and to the winners of our Ristretto Awards! Milano is known as the Italian capital of design, fashion, and finance, but it's so much more with its unique blend of tradition and modernity, its thriving artistic scene, and its delicious culinary history! Chefs Francesca Penoncelli and Mario Casineri from Ciccia Osteria crafted a delicious menu inspired by the traditional flavors "Meneghini" to delight your senses, but it doesn't end with food! Find out who the winners of our Ristretto Awards are and be part of SDIFF's history as we celebrate our first year of the competition!

Admission/Cost: $75

Location:
Museum of Photographic Arts
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92103
MAP - [Park Map]

Saturday, October 26 - 5:30 PM
7:00 PM Music: Roberto Tapia San Diego-born, Sinaloa-raised Roberto Tapia's hits include "Vale La Pena," "Mirando al Cielo," "Las Edades" and many more.

Admission/Cost: $45 - 99.50

Location:
House of Blues
1055 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Saturday, October 26 - 7:00 PM
7:30 PM Comedy: Dante Chang Nicknamed "The Black Asian", Dante is considered one of the fastest rising comedians in the game. His unique perspective comes from an Asian background with an urban upbringing in Washington D.C. Dante's obsessive work ethic had landed him his first headlining gig within his first six months of stand up comedy. Years later, he has been able to perform all over the country with his passion for laughter.

Admission/Cost: FREE But purchase of 2 drinks minimum required for each patron.

The American Comedy Company
818 B 6th Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Dates and times:
Thursday, October 24 - 8:00 PM
Friday, October 25 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 26 - 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM
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: Amazing Adventures Of The Marvelous Monkey King Based on the beloved and enduring Chinese folk tale of Sun Wukong, Elizabeth Wong spins a marvelous tale of the mischievous superhero, the Monkey King.

Imagination is the center of this modern adaptation in which our hero is kicked out of school, does battle with a one-horned ogre and can somersault into the future on his many adventures!

Filled with hip-hop, a bit of Chinese Opera, dancing, battles and heroic adventure, The Amazing Adventures of the Marvelous Monkey King highlights the importance of leadership, responsibility and forgiveness.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

Admission/Cost: $10

Location:
Grossmont College Stage House Theater
8800 Grossmont College Dr
El Cajon, CA 92020
MAP

Dates and Times
Friday, October 25 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 26 - 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Sense and Sensibility A playful adaptation of Jane Austen
8:00 PM Music and Dance: Benise Fuego! Spirit of Spain Experience a bit of San Diego
9:00 PM Bal Masque a la Belle Epoque Francaise Don't miss out on this Elegant and Wildly Fun French Halloween!! Party All night long Maria Antoinette style! In lavish silk and ribbons!

Ticket includes one beverage of your choice & gourmet appetizers

Celebrate Halloween in Style at Cafe-Bar Europa's Annual BalMasque - French Masquerade Party Saturday, October 26. Wear your best costume and join us for an luxurious Marie Antoinette inspired gathering of cocktails, european fare, and glamorously wild dancing. Be spooky, classy or both! Antendees must be 21+

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Join us for complimentary european inspired appetizers and french martinis

9:00 PM: The party heads the dance floor French desserts macaroons, drinks, dancing and crowning of this year
9:30 PM Comedy: Dante Chang Nicknamed "The Black Asian", Dante is considered one of the fastest rising comedians in the game. His unique perspective comes from an Asian background with an urban upbringing in Washington D.C. Dante's obsessive work ethic had landed him his first headlining gig within his first six months of stand up comedy. Years later, he has been able to perform all over the country with his passion for laughter.

Admission/Cost: FREE But purchase of 2 drinks minimum required for each patron.

The American Comedy Company
818 B 6th Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Dates and times:
Thursday, October 24 - 8:00 PM
Friday, October 25 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 26 - 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM
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