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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
Calendar

< Saturday, February 2, 2019 >


11:00 AM Arts: Chinese Woodblock New Year Print Woodblock new year print is the most spectacular in Chinese folk arts. It is matchless with broad themes, diversified skills, various colors and wonderful regional styles. Besides, it has deep cultural meanings and carries lots of information, which clearly shows the deep national psychology.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $5

Location:
San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
404 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Saturday, February 2 - 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sdchm.org
12:00 PM Film: Anotes Ark As part of the Human Rights Film Festival, Anote
1:00 PM Book Signing: Huda Al-Marashi Huda Al-Marashi will discuss her book, First Comes Marriage. Her other writing has also appeared in the Washington Post, the LA Times, al Jazeera, VIDA Review, Refinery 29, the Rumpus, the Offing and elsewhere. First Comes Marriage is an Iraqi-American memoir about immigration, marriage, and love. When Huda meets Hadi, the boy she will ultimately marry, she is six years old. Both are the American-born children of Iraqi immigrants, who grew up on opposite ends of California. Hadi considers Huda his childhood sweetheart, the first and only girl he's ever loved, but Huda wants to be successful by both culture's relationship standards--to honor her religious traditions while also experiencing the kind of love story that would prove to her American friends her marriage was not arranged. First Comes Marriage is Huda's journey to reconcile her culture's pragmatic ideas on marriage with Western notions of love and romance. And, with it's tender and heartwarming portrayal of an Arab, Muslim family, it debunks stereotypes while challenging our ideas of what it means to fall in love.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Central Library
330 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Saturday, February 2 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.hudaalmarashi.com
2:00 PM Stage: Becoming Dr. Ruth Broadway Theater stages Mark St. Germain's theatrical biography of Dr. Ruth Westheimer. Before she became a pioneering radio sex and relationship therapist, she fled the Nazis, was a sniper for the Haganah in Jerusalem, and much more.

Admission/Cost: $25.00

Location:
The Broadway Theatre
340 E. Broadway
Vista CA 92084
MAP

Ongoing from Thursday, January 17 until Sunday, February 3, 2019
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays - 7:30 PM
Saturday & Sunday Matinees - 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.broadwayvista.biz
4:00 PM San Diego Black Film Festival The San Diego Black Film Festival's mission is to preserve and promote African American & African Diaspora Cinema. Established in 2002 and held each year in late January, the San Diego Black Film Festival has grown to become one of the largest black film festivals in the country.

Our motto is
7:00 PM Italian Film: Frontaliers Disaster Bussenghi is a frontier worker who is always late for work because of the Swiss border guard Bernasconi. In an ironic twist, the two enemies are forced to coexist 24 hours a day. In addition to bickering about the differences between Swiss and Italian mentalities, the two come to realize that they need each other. With English subtitles.

Admission/Cost: $5 Suggested donation

Location:
Firehouse Museum Theater
1572 Columbia Street (corner of Cedar)
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Saturday, February 2 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.cinemalittleitaly.com
7:00 PM Film: The Unafraid As part of the Human Rights Film Festival, The Unafraid will screen at the Museum of Photographic Arts.

7:00 PM Opera: Rigoletto The lecherous Duke of Mantua seduces wives and daughters while his hunchbacked Jester, Rigoletto, adds insult to injury by ridiculing their husbands and fathers. Finally, the joke goes too far and a furious father proclaims a curse on Rigoletto. The curse comes to life as the Duke seduces Rigoletto
7:00 PM Stage: The Diary of Anne Frank Coronado School of the Arts presents a theatrical version of "one of the most famous documents of World War II/ The memoirs of a young, Jewish girl, forced to hide for nearly two years to escape Nazi persecution, are an essential part of how we remember one of the darkest periods of our human history." Kim Strassburger directs.

Admission/Cost: $15

Location:
Coronado School of the Arts
650 D Avenue
San Diego, CA 92118
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, February 1 until Saturday, February 9 - 2019
Fridays & Saturdays - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
7:15 PM Viennese Nights: A Grand Victorian Ball Celebrate the music, the dances, and the romance of the Strauss Era at San Diego's premier Viennese Ball. Featuring The Grand Pacific Waltz Orchestra playing authentic period music for waltzes, polkas, set dances, mazurkas, mixers, and more; and precepting by renowned dance mistress Joan Walton. Long, formal evening wear required (mid- to late-19th century encouraged). Hosted by the San Diego Vintage Dance Society.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $40

Location:
Balboa Park Club & Ballroom
Balboa Park
2144 Pan American Road West
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Saturday, February 2 - 7:15 PM to 10:15 PM

For more information, please visit: www.waltznsuch.org
7:30 PM Stage: Becoming Dr. Ruth Broadway Theater stages Mark St. Germain's theatrical biography of Dr. Ruth Westheimer. Before she became a pioneering radio sex and relationship therapist, she fled the Nazis, was a sniper for the Haganah in Jerusalem, and much more.

Admission/Cost: $25.00

Location:
The Broadway Theatre
340 E. Broadway
Vista CA 92084
MAP

Ongoing from Thursday, January 17 until Sunday, February 3, 2019
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays - 7:30 PM
Saturday & Sunday Matinees - 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.broadwayvista
8:00 PM Stage: Aubergine San Diego Repertory Theatre presents "Aubergine," an unforgettable story of love, family and the healing power of food.​

Ray believes in the power of food. As a gourmet chef, he
8:00 PM Stage: Bojo's Place To commemorate Black History Month, Community Actors Theatre presents Jennie Hamilton's "finger popping, toe tapping,
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