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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
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
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< Saturday, February 16, 2019 >


9:00 AM Tour: San Diego's First Peoples The San Diego Archaeological Center announces The View from San Diego
9:30 AM Larry Herzog: Beyond Walls Friends of San Diego Architecture welcomes Lawrence Herzog, Ph.D. to present a talk, Beyond Walls: Place-making and the Future of Urban Space along the U.S.
10:00 AM 37th Annual San Diego Chinese New Year Fair Celebrate the Year of the Pig with 15,000 of your closest friends on the corner of 3rd Avenue and J Street in downtown San Diego! The fair will go on, RAIN OR SHINE! :-)

We will have traditional and cultural entertainment all day long on both days, LION DANCES, kung fu, traditional instruments, classic Chinese dances, and so much more! We will also be featuring a very special Chinese Acrobatic performance on both days, so don't miss out!

Food, family-friendly entertainment, crafts for kids, a dragon dance, vendors, and so much more fun than you can expect! This event is FREE to the public!

Hosted and presented by the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association - San Diego!

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
428 3rd Ave
San Diego, CA 92101-6803
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Dates and times:
Saturday, February 16 - 10:00 AM
Sunday, February 17 - 10:00 AM

For more information, please visit: www.sdcny.org
10:00 AM Black History Month Black Comix Day The 2nd Annual Black Comix Day is a celebration of professional African-American comic book writers and artists. These creators have been published by major publishers such as Marvel and DC Comics, Image Comics and a host of Independent publishers such as San Diego's KID Comics.

Two Panels will be featured as well:

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Empowered: How Indie Comic Creators Build Universes and Communities.

2:10 PM to 3:10 PM The Renaissance: From Harlem to Saturday Mornings. A discussion on the past & future of Black Representation in Animation.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Malcolm X Library
5148 Market Street
San Diego, CA 92114
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Saturday, February 16 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
10:30 AM Talk: The Food of Azerbaijan Culinary Historians of San Diego will present
11:00 AM Family Day Native Food Tasting In collaboration with the San Diego Museum Council
2:00 PM Book Signing: Elizabeth Allen Elizabeth Allen is a local author, originally from Dublin, Ireland. She has written four books about her life with animals, and her new book, Elizabeth Allen is a local author, originally from Dublin, Ireland. She has written four books about her life with animals, and her new book, Shedding Ailish, coming out this year, is her first work of fiction. Elizabeth is also a poet and a short story writer. She will be talking about her novel and about women in writing. Copies of Shedding Ailish will be available at the event for purchase and signing.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Alpine Library
1752 Alpine Boulevard, Alpine
San Diego, CA 91901
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Saturday, February 16 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
2:00 PM Children's Discovery Museum Roots Series The San Diego Children
2:00 PM Stage: The Fire in Me Asian Story Theater and Access Inc. present "The Fire in Me," a play about domestic violence in San Diego's Filipino community.

Based on interviews, the play explores the subject in the context of culture, immigration status and gender roles. Each performance includes merienda (Filipino snacks), the play, and a panel discussion with experts working in the field.

This project is supported by The San Diego Foundation and California Humanities, in community partnership with Philippine Consulate
San Diego County, and artistic collaboration with MaArte Theater Collective.

Due to mature content, recommended for ages 18 and up. Free performances at various San Diego Public Library locations.

Location:
Scripps Miramar Ranch Library
10301 Scripps Lake Drive
San Diego, CA 9213
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Dates and times:
Saturday, March 2 - 2:00 PM at Skyline Hills Library
Sunday, March 10 - 2:00 PM at Central Library
Saturday, March 16 - 2:00 PM at Scripps Miramar Ranch Library

For more information, please visit: www.fireinme.com
2:00 PM Shen Yun Chinese Music and Dance Shen Yun returns with an all-new program for Chinese New Year with a 5000-year journey through ancient dynasties and faraway lands including 100 dancers and singers, 1000 hand-made costumes, 20 sets and animated backdrops accompanied by a concert orchestra blending Western and Chinese instruments. Expatriate Chinese Falun Gong practitioners living in North America founded Shen Yun in 2006 in New York. The show features contemporary scenes of a political nature.

Admission/Cost: $80 - $180

Location:
California Center for the Arts
340 North Escondido Boulevard
Escondido, CA 92025
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Thursday, February 7 to Sunday, February 17, 2019
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays - 7:30 PM
Wednesdays and Saturdays - 2:00 PM
Sundays - 1:30 PM
3:00 PM Music: Tribute to the Reggae Legends Featuring Roots Reggae artists including our first announced: Bitty McLean alongside reggae legends, Sly & Robbie and more to be announced.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $50

Location:
WorldBeat Cultural Center
2100 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Saturday, February 16 - 3:00 PM to 11:55 PM
Sunday, February 17 - 3:00 PM to 11:55 PM
6:00 PM Vietnamese New Year Celebration Bayside Community Center's 5th Annual Vietnamese New Year Celebration. All proceeds will go toward empowering the diverse community of Linda Vista. Enjoy the vibrant colors, sounds, tastes, and friendly atmosphere. Festivities will include dinner, a live auction, raffle, and performances.

This year's celebrations will include performances from several famous Vietnamese singers and actors. Additionally, San Diego's own award-winning group, Ballet Folklorico El Tapatio, will be presenting a one-of-a-kind fusion dance performance drawing inspiration from both traditional Mexican folk dance and Vietnamese cultures. The evening will also include a traditional lion dance performance from Van Kiep Lion Dance.

Admission/Cost: $60

Location:
Jasmine Seafood Restaurant
4609 Convoy Street, Suite A
San Diego, CA 92111
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Saturday, February 16 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
7:00 PM San Diego Jewish Film Festival The mission of the San Diego International Jewish Film Festival is to offer outstanding world cinema that promotes awareness, appreciation, and pride in the diversity of the Jewish. Festival programs aim to educate and illuminate through evocative, independent fiction and documentary films that portray the Jewish experience from current and historical global perspectives.

Now in its 29th year, the San Diego International Jewish Film Festival has become one of the largest and most highly acclaimed Jewish Film Festivals in the country. Today, with more than 17,000 ticket holders, SDJFF is the most widely attended annual Jewish cultural event in San Diego. The 11-day Festival features over 80 screenings of international films at five theatre venues: Reading Cinemas Town Square, Edwards San Marcos 18, Museum of Photographic Arts , Project Bar & Grill and the Garfield Theatre at the JCC.

Film Schedule & Tickets

Admission/Cost: $5 - $15.25, Special screenings extra. Festival passes available.

Locations:
Clairemont Reading Cinemas
4665 Clairemont Drive
San Diego, CA 92117
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Museum Of Photographic Arts
1649 El Prado
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
BALBOA PARK MAP
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David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Edwards San Marcos Stadium
1180 W San Marcos Blvd
San Marcos, CA
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from February 6 to February 17, 2019
Thursday, February 7 - Films begin at: 7:00 PM
Friday, February 8 - Films begin at: 11:00 AM
Saturday, February 9 - Films begin at: 7:00 PM
Sunday, February 10 - Films begin at: 10:30 AM
Monday, February 11 - Films begin at: 1:30 PM
Tuesday, February 12 - Films begin at: 1:30 PM
Wednesday, February 13 - Films begin at: 1:00 PM
Thursday, February 14 - Films begin at: 1:30 PM
Friday, February 15 - Films begin at: 11:00 AM
Saturday, February 16 - Films begin at: 7:00 PM
Sunday, February 17 - Films begin at: 1:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sdcjc.org
7:30 PM Music: Emmet Cahill Join Ireland
7:30 PM Shen Yun Chinese Music and Dance Shen Yun returns with an all-new program for Chinese New Year with a 5000-year journey through ancient dynasties and faraway lands including 100 dancers and singers, 1000 hand-made costumes, 20 sets and animated backdrops accompanied by a concert orchestra blending Western and Chinese instruments. Expatriate Chinese Falun Gong practitioners living in North America founded Shen Yun in 2006 in New York. The show features contemporary scenes of a political nature.

Admission/Cost: $80 - $180

Location:
California Center for the Arts
340 North Escondido Boulevard
Escondido, CA 92025
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Thursday, February 7 to Sunday, February 17, 2019
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays - 7:30 PM
Wednesdays and Saturdays - 2:00 PM
Sundays - 1:30 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Bojo's Place To commemorate Black History Month, Community Actors Theatre presents Jennie Hamilton's "finger popping, toe tapping,
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
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