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Coming Soon...
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
Calendar

< Sunday, December 8, 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
2:00 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
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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
2:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band This play/rock concert thrusts us into the life of a young woman trying to piece together her family history thirty years after her father fled Cambodia. Featuring a cast that performs a mix of contemporary Dengue Fever hits and classic Cambodian oldies, playwright Lauren Yee brings to life the Cambodian rock scene of the ‘60s and ‘70s, a movement cut short by the Khmer Rouge’s brutal attempt to erase the music (and musicians) once and for all. A story about survivors, the resilient bond of family and the enduring power of music.

Admission/Cost: $25

Location:
La Jolla Playhouse
2910 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, 92037
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Dates and times:
Tuesdays & Wednesdays - 7:30 PM
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 7:00 PM
Friday, Saturday and Sunday Matinees - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days The story of Victorian Phileas Fogg, who has determined, with mathematical precision, that the world can be circumnavigated in 80 days - and he has wagered his entire fortune on it.Joined by his trusty, acrobatic valet, Passepartout, Fogg sets off aboard steamships, locomotives, sleighs and pachyderms. Along the way, he meets the beautiful and self-assured Aouda, who joins him on his voyage, and he is pursued at every step by the unrelenting and bumbling Inspector Fix, who believes Fogg to be a notorious bank robber, and who will stop at nothing to cut his journey short.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $40

Location:
New Village Arts Theatre
2787 B State Street
Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, November 8 until Saturday, December 21, 2019
Thursdays - 7:30 PM
Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM Stage: And Neither Have I Wings To Fly The play takes place in an Irish country house the 1950
2:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol Bring the family to enjoy the holiday classic adapted from Charles Dickens' timeless tale of hope and redemption. This production features original music, stagecraft, puppetry, and live sound effects.

Admission/Cost: $30 - $65

Location:
Cygnet Theatre
4040 Twiggs Street
San Diego, CA 92110
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Wednesday, November 27 until Sunday, December 29, 2019
Wednesdays & Thursdays - 7:30 PM
Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 7:00 PM
Saturday Matinees - 3:00 PM
Sunday Matinees - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM Encinitas Ballet: The Nutcracker Encinitas Ballet brings the traditional "The Nutcracker Ballet" to Vista as you've never seen it before. Colorful scenery, dazzling costumes, unmatched choreography and extraordinary professional dancers make this production the best in North County.

"The Nutcracker" has become a holiday tradition among families throughout our region. With mice battling soldiers, the Nutcracker becoming a Prince, and Clara, the main character, receiving the gift of a dream, this beloved holiday favorite is a wonderful way to celebrate the season for the whole family.

Directed and choreographed by Encinitas Ballet's internationally acclaimed choreographers, teachers and artistic directors, Sayat Asatryan and Olga Tchekachova.

Admission/Cost: $16 - $30

Location:
Moonlight Amphitheatre
1250 Vale Terrace Dr
Vista, CA 92084
MAP

Sunday, December 8 - 4:00 PM

For more information, please visit: 4:00 PM
Amnesty International Write-a-Thon The North County Chapter of Amnesty International joins with Rancho Buena Vista High School Amnesty International Club to host their 5th annual Global Write-a-thon: “Write for Rights” in the Performing Arts Center. This “Write-A-Thon” in North County will be part of Amnesty International’s Global Write for Rights campaign taking place around the world during the week aligned with International Human Rights Day. International Speakers, Awards, Actions, Live Music & Refreshments.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Rancho Buena Vista High School
1601 Longhorn Drive
Vista, CA 92081
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Sunday, December 8 - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
6:00 PM Comedy: Modi Rosenfeld Modi Rosenfeld, born in Tel Aviv, is a renowned stand-up comedian and actor. Voted one of the Top 10 Comedians in New York City by the Hollywood Reporter and BackStage, Modi is one of the circuit’s hottest comedians. In addition to being a regular at the iconic Comedy Cellar in New York City, MODI also headlines both at home and abroad, performing at a variety of comedy festivals and events.

Modi has been featured on HBO, Comedy Central, Netflix, and has appeared on multiple late night TV shows as well as The Howard Stern Show. MODI has also appeared on CBS’s, Madame Secretary, CSI: NY, Hulu’s Deadbeat, HBO’s The Sopranos, BET’s 10th Anniversary of Comic View, and The USO Live Tour. He also played a lead role in a pilot for Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor’s sitcom on CBS and was a finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. MODI has played leading roles in: Waiting for Woody Allen, which won ‘Best Short Film’ at the LA Film Festival, as well as the feature-length film, Stand Up.

Please note that this is being advertised as a "Men's Event" by the sponsors.

The event includes a delicious kosher buffet and open bar from 6:00-7:00 PM

Admission/Cost: $50

Location:
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
10950 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Sunday, December 8 - 6:00 PM
7:00 PM Music: Jason Vieaux Grammy-winner Jason Vieaux is a guitarist that goes beyond the classical. Among his extensive discography is the 2015 Grammy Award winning album for Best Classical Instrumental Solo, Play.

Program: Sonata in A Major, K. 208, Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757) (arr. Leo Brouwer). Sonata in A Major, K. 374, Domenico Scarlatti,(arr. Leo Brouwer). Variations on a Theme of Handel, Op. 107, Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829). Violin Sonata No. 1 in g minor, BWV 1001, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), (arr. Vieaux).Capricho Arabe, Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909). Recuerdos de la Alhambra, Francisco Tarrega. A Felicidade, Antonio Carlos Jobim (1927-1994),(arr. Roland Dyens). In a Sentimental Mood, Edward Kennedy 'Duke' Ellington (1899-1974), (arr. Vieaux. Vals, Opus 8, No. 4 in G Major, Agustin Barrios (1885-1944). Suite del Recuerdo, Jose Luis Merlin (b. 1952).

Admission/Cost: $5 - $15

Location:
Cuyamaca College
900 Rancho San Diego Parkway
El Cajon, CA 92019
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Sunday, December 8 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
7:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band This play/rock concert thrusts us into the life of a young woman trying to piece together her family history thirty years after her father fled Cambodia. Featuring a cast that performs a mix of contemporary Dengue Fever hits and classic Cambodian oldies, playwright Lauren Yee brings to life the Cambodian rock scene of the ‘60s and ‘70s, a movement cut short by the Khmer Rouge’s brutal attempt to erase the music (and musicians) once and for all. A story about survivors, the resilient bond of family and the enduring power of music.

Admission/Cost: $25

Location:
La Jolla Playhouse
2910 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, 92037
MAP

Dates and times:
Tuesdays & Wednesdays - 7:30 PM
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 7:00 PM
Friday, Saturday and Sunday Matinees - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol Bring the family to enjoy the holiday classic adapted from Charles Dickens' timeless tale of hope and redemption. This production features original music, stagecraft, puppetry, and live sound effects.

Admission/Cost: $30 - $65

Location:
Cygnet Theatre
4040 Twiggs Street
San Diego, CA 92110
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Wednesday, November 27 until Sunday, December 29, 2019
Wednesdays & Thursdays - 7:30 PM
Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 7:00 PM
Saturday Matinees - 3:00 PM
Sunday Matinees - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM Music: Andrea Bocelli Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli was born with poor eyesight due to congenital glaucoma that led to total blindness after a soccer incident when he was 12. Even before that, he was a music enthusiast, finding comfort in the art. At the age of 6, Bocelli began piano lessons, and would soon enough take up saxophone, trumpet, harp, flute, guitar, trombone, and drums.

Admission/Cost: $134 - $1890

Location:
Pechanga Arena San Diego
3500 Sports Arena Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92110
MAP

Sunday, December 8 - 7:30 PM
8:00 PM John Leguizamo: Latin History for Morons Endless critical and audience acclaim direct from Broadway. A sold-out run at The Public Theater. A record-breaking engagement at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Latin History for Morons , the most totally unique show of the season, reveals America’s unsung heroes, throughout past and present - all unforgettably told by Tony and Emmy Award® winner John Leguizamo, one of the most incisive, insightful and entertaining personalities on stage today.

Latin History for Morons is inspired by the near total absence of Latinos from his son’s American History books. John Leguizamo embarks on an outrageously funny, frenzied search to find a Latin hero for his son’s school history project. From a mad recap of the Aztec empire to stories of unknown Latin patriots of the Revolutionary War and beyond, Leguizamo breaks down the 3,000 years between the Mayans and Pitbull into 110 irreverent and uncensored minutes above and beyond his unique style.

Admission/Cost: $43.5 - $101.5

Location:
San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 Third Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
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Sunday, December 8 - 8:00 PM to 9:50 PM
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