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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
Saturday, Dec 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
3:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
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
Sunday, Dec 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
2:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
7:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park

Cultural Education

Learn something new about a country, a culture or cultural phenomena.

Calendar
12/14/2019 - Talk: Dragons, Myth and Reality
Courtenay McGowen (Mingei International Museum of Art Board of Trustees Chair) will engage the public in a talk about a creature that has been a source of fascination for centuries--the dragon. Nowadays, dragons are fixtures in pop culture, through franchises like How to Train Your Dragon, Dungeons and Dragons, and Game of Thrones. However, the cultural history behind this creature as a type of ancient imagery that is inherited from our species’ innate fear of predators is not widely known. Through “Dragons: Myth & Reality,” Courtenay will explore the history of dragons in folklore, folk craft, and art from across the world, while challenging participants to question how these creatures of great mythological strength came to be. This lecture is held in conjunction with the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum’s ongoing exhibit, Dragons: Exploring the Symbolism Behind China’s Most Revered Creature(June 1 2019-January 26 2020).

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
Chuang Archive & Learning Center
541 B Second Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Saturday, December 14 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
12/19/2019 - Talk: Consul General Carlos González Gutiérrez
Consul General Gutiérrez will offer insights and his perspective as he presents an overview of the Mexican Consulate in San Diego. The Consulate General of Mexico in San Diego is in the heart of the Cali-Baja mega region, where thousands commute between two countries that exchange millions of dollars’ worth of goods & services every day. Besides the core functions performed by every consulate in Mexico’s 50+ consular network in the United States serves as a tireless promoter for the many drivers which make our cross-border region so distinctly unique.

Registration/Reception: 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Presentation, followed by a Q&A: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Admission/Cost: Free - $10

Location:
AMN Healthcare Auditorium
12400 High Bluff Dr.
San Diego, CA 92130
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Thursday, December 19 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
12/01/2019 - Hands of Peace and Two Neighbors
Two Neighbors is a joint initiative retail boutique with handcrafted fashion items from Israeli and Palestinian women who wish to set conflicts aside and work together, both for their own benefit and to further the cause of peace. We invite you to join us to celebrate this venture, do some holiday shopping and save 20% when you come to the Hands of Peace event! Stop by between 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and enjoy a display of vintage Palestinian dresses that embody narrative, art, tradition and culture. Collector Betsy Gilon, who founded Threading Peace, shares "The dresses tell the Palestinian narrative of the women who gave them life. I am but their voice, their storyteller. Beauty has a lens of its own and when we experience it, our world is in harmony. We can see with fresh eyes and an open heart." Enjoy refreshments, beautiful garments, music and a community in support of peace!

Admission/Cost: FREE but please Register

Location:
Two Neighbors
7863 Girard Ave, Suite 106
La Jolla, CA
MAP

Sunday, December 1 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
12/07/2019 - Building Community Bridges Cultural Fair
Second Annual Building Community Bridges: For the Second Year in a Row Westminster Presbyterian is partnering with Bayside Community Center for this multicultural festival and fundraiser. Performances, including Taiko drumming, fan dancing, dragon dancing and Ballet Folklorico, will be followed by appetizers and a silent auction. $50 suggested donation, kids attend for free. All proceeds will benefit Bayside Community Center and their important work in the Linda Vista Community.

Admission/Cost: Free - $50

Location:
Westminster Presbyterian Church
3598 Talbot Street
San Diego, CA 92106
MAP

Saturday, December 7 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

More information, please visit: www.baysidecc.org
11/30/2019 - Chinese Historical Museum Oral History Project Unveiling Event
On November 30th, the Museum will welcome all current phase project interviewees, their families, and guests to join us at the Pei Chen Liu and Tsun-Nien Chang Library at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Extension, for a reception to unveil the ongoing oral history interview program at the SDCHM.

At 12 p.m., SDCHM Executive Director, Juliana Gay, and Project Coordinator, Elizabeth Hensley C., will hold an open conversation on the ongoing oral history interview program at the SDCHM, where Museum researchers, facilities, and equipment are made available to community members at request and through periodic public interview workshops at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Extension.

Admission/Cost: FREE with the purchase of Museum admission.

Location:
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Extension
328 J Street
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Saturday, November 30 - 11:00AM to 4:00 PM
11/21/2019 - Travel Log Book Workshop
Instructor: Amy Becraft | Preserve your unique travel experience in a place that is as unique as you are. Create your own blank travel log book for your next trip or use it as a foundation for a previous one. Learn the basics of bookbinding using an accordion construction, the pamphlet stitch, and folding and scoring paper to create unique pockets and fold-outs for your mementos, ticket stubs, and receipts. Choose between an assortment of papers for journaling such as ledger, lined, graph, and blank paper. Explore multiple ways to close, fasten and secure different book sections to create your unique platform for a travel mashup! Please register in advance.

Admission/Cost: $94 - $109

Location:
Bravo School of Art South Park
2963 Beech Street
San Diego, CA 92102
MAP

Dates and times:
Thursday, November 21 - 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Sunday, December 8 - 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
11/26/2019 - Talk: Symbols Of The French Language
Learn about the symbols of the French language from a native French speaker followed by a beginners French lesson on how to introduce yourself with a few words of vocabulary.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
La Jolla Riford Branch Library
7555 Draper Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
MAP

Tuesday, November 26 - 6:30 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 552-1657
11/22/2019 - Talk: What Americans Read When They Read About the Holocaust
Professor Emeritus Lawrence Baron will guide our audience through perennial best-selling Holocaust books and why they appeal to a diverse spectrum of the American reading public. Though Anne Frank, Primo Levi, and Elie Wiesel are obviously on this top-ten list, the other works on it range from children's books to Christian Evangelical memoirs.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
San Carlos Library
7265 Jackson Drive
San Diego, CA 92119
MAP

Friday, November 22 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
11/21/2019 - Native Truth & Healing California Genocide Conference
Four days of presentations, music, documentary films, and political action sessions offer attendees a chance to enhance knowledge of the California genocide and Indigenous peoples' history. Engage with others who want to learn more about these topics and come away with new understanding. Come together with the community to share ideas for resolutions that will be sent to state officials at the end of the conference.

Topics to be discussed:

• The Genocide of Indigenous Nations and Peoples
• Traditional Healing and Indigenous Wisdom
• Violence Against Women Act, Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women, Native Feminism & Matriarchal Survivance
• History of the Mission System in California
• Boarding Schools, Contemporary Oppression of Native School Children & Native Youth Empowerment
• Child Welfare and ICWA: Healing Our Children, Families and Communities
• Sacredness of Indigenous Food, Land Management and Protection
• Repatriation
• Contemporary Tribal Law & Restorative Justice
• Film Festival: Tribal Justice; Doctrine of Discovery, the Code of Domination

Schedule:
Thursday - Indigenous Film Festival & Music
Friday, Saturday and Sunday - Panel Discussions, Ceremonies and Performances all day.

Admission/Cost: FREE but please Register

Location (Thursday and Friday):
Conrad Prebys Student Union Theater
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182
MAP - [CAMPUS MAP]

Locations (Saturday and Sunday):
Arts & Letters Building
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182
MAP - [CAMPUS MAP]

Dates and times:
Thursday, November 21 - 8:30 AM to 10:00 PM
Friday, November 22 - 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, November 23 - 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, November 24 - 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM

For more information and a complete schedule of all events, visit: www.sdsu.edu
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