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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

< Saturday, March 16, 2019 >


All Day Trinh Mai: That We Should Be Heirs Trinh Mai: That We Should Be Heirs That We Should Be Heirs encourages participants to engage in the lost art of letter writing as a method of alleviating burdens and promoting healing. By putting hand to paper and joining one another in this collective activity of personal letter writing, we can share in this intimate process of privately documenting the stories, hardships, and triumphs that connect us all. Letters written by immigrants and families of immigrants are encouraged. Letters handwritten in participants
All Day St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival The Theme of this year
All Day 26th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival Media Arts Center San Diego presents the 26th annual San Diego Latino Film Festival. The festival will occupy five screens for eleven days and will present over 100 films from Latin America, the United States and Spain. There will be opening-night and closing-night parties with the 4rd Annual Sonido Latino Beer & Wine Festival, Q&A sessions with visiting filmmakers, and free student outreach screenings. Audiences will have the rare opportunity to meet filmmakers and actors from all over the world.

Sortable List of Festival Films

Complete Film Schedule:



Admission/Cost: For films - $12.00 General, $10.00 Students and Seniors. Festival packs and passes available. Additional charge for some special events.

Locations:
AMC 18 Fashion Valley Cinema
7037 Friars Road
San Diego, CA 92108
MAP

Media Arts Center
2921 El Cajon Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92104
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from March 14 to March 24
Times and venues vary

For more information, please visit: www.2019.sdlatinofilm.com
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
11:00 AM CRY San Diego Holi Festival The Festival of Colors is also called Holi in India. This festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, and is a festive day to meet others, play and laugh. People apply (safe and hypoallergenic) colors on each other and have fun on this day. CRY San Diego brings this tradition to San Diego to share with San Diegans - Indian or not.
11:00 AM Mediterranean Flavors Cooking Class Enjoy a fun, informative, and hands-on cooking class in the beautiful Olivewood Gardens.

At this class you will:
• Harvest produce from the garden
• Prepare delicious, healthy recipes highlighting the Mediterranean diet
• Enjoy a delectable meal
• Take home some bounty from the garden

Admission/Cost: $45 - $50

Location:
Olivewood Gardens
2525 N Ave
National City, CA 91950
MAP

Saturday, March 16 - 11:00 AM

For more information, please visit: www.olivewoodgardens.org
11:00 AM Chunfen Kite Making Workshop Let's create your spring kite! Flying a kite is a traditional folk custom on Chunfen. For centuries, whenever Chunfen approaches, kids will fly kites to welcome the coming of spring. Adults will also join in the activity on the day. Yet the kites supplied on the market are often very small and suitable for kids. So if adults want to have a try, they will make a big one by themselves. Well, then, a contest about whose kite flies higher is just around the corner.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $5

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

Ongoing Saturday until March 30 - 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sdchm.org
12:00 PM Surf Side St. Paddy's Street Festival Stop by the outdoor music and food fair celebrating Point Loma and St. Paddy's Day. There are various artists and activities throughout the event. There's also a pet-friendly activity early in the day that could potentially include opportunities for adoption.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Poe Street
between Rosecrans Avenue and Locust Street
San Diego, CA
MAP

Saturday, March 16 - 12:00 PM to 9:30 PM
1:00 PM Sabor Latino: Food, Beer & Wine Festival While taking in the San Diego Latino Film Festival, you can also celebrate Latino flavors and culture with unlimited dish tastings inspired by the area's most renowned Latin chefs, as well as unlimited pours of craft beer and wine tastings provided by over 20 breweries and wineries from Baja California and San Diego. There is live music and art all day.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $50

Location:
Fashion Valley Mall
7007 Friars Road
San Diego, CA 92108
MAP

Saturday, March 16 - 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
1:00 PM Welk St. Patricks Family Festival St. Patrick
2:00 PM Sham Rock Block Party San Diego shamROCK is back and better than ever to paint the Gaslamp Quarter green with San Diego
2:00 PM Stage: The Pirates of Penzance MiraCosta College stages Gilbert and Sullivan's masterpiece about swashbuckling pirates, sentimental lovers, bumbling British policemen, lovely maidens, and a stuffy "model of a modern major general." Once a pirate, always a pirate? Tracy Williams directs.

Admission/Cost: $13 - $18

Location:
MiraCosta College
One Barnard Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Thursday, March 7 until Sunday, March 17, 2019
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays - 7:30 PM
Saturday and Sunday Matinees - 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.miracosta.edu
3:00 PM Stage: Julius Caesar Ambition. Murder. Betrayal. Beware the ides of March 2019. New Match Collective is proud to present its production of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar," featuring an all-femme and non-binary cast. "The Life and Death of Julius Caesar" tells the tale of ambition and greed, jealousy and power, friendship and loyalty. It is dog eat dog....but will there be a top dog?

Admission/Cost: $20 - $25

Location:
Dorothea Laub Dance Place
2650 Truxton Road
Liberty Station
San Diego, CA
MAP

Dates and times:
From March 14 to March 17
Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday - 7:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday Matinee - 3:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.alignable.com
3:00 PM Azeri Pastry Making Demonstration Join Chef Leyla as she demonstrates traditional Azeri pastry making. Each guest will receive their very own Honcha, a tray of homemade sweet and savory pastries typically enjoyed by Azeris during the special holiday of Novruz. No event would be complete without a bit of Cafe 21 flare, so enjoy a complimentary goblet of Azeri sangria too. This sangria is homemade and specially created by our most inventive Chef Leyla! Non-alcoholic beverage is available for guests under the age of 21.

Admission/Cost: $75

Location:
Cafe 21
802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Saturday, March 16 - 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
4:30 PM Mariachi con Amor Dinner Benefiting Mariachi Victoria de San Diego, this 1st Annual Dinner and Concert presents a beautiful variety of repertoire and a guest performance by Cesar Chavez Ballet Folklorico!

Admission/Cost: $12.50 - $15

Location:
Saint Jude Parish Hall
3751 Boston Ave
San Diego, CA 92113
MAP

Saturday, March 16 - 4:30 PM

For more information, please visit: www.mariachivictoriasd.org
6:00 PM Guillermo del Toro Fan Art Exhibit Free and open to the public, this is an art exhibit that celebrates the dark world of Guillermo del Toro. Opening reception.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Subterranean Coffee Boutique
412 University Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103
MAP

Saturday, March 16 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.subterraneancoffeeboutique.com
7:00 PM Stage: Julius Caesar Ambition. Murder. Betrayal. Beware the ides of March 2019. New Match Collective is proud to present its production of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar," featuring an all-femme and non-binary cast. "The Life and Death of Julius Caesar" tells the tale of ambition and greed, jealousy and power, friendship and loyalty. It is dog eat dog....but will there be a top dog?

Admission/Cost: $20 - $25

Location:
Dorothea Laub Dance Place
2650 Truxton Road
Liberty Station
San Diego, CA
MAP

Dates and times:
From March 14 to March 17
Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday - 7:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday Matinee - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM Novruz Celebration: Dinner & Live Music Experience the exquisite and unique tastes of Azerbaijan as Chef Leyla prepares a 9 course family style dinner, including 3 appetizers, 3 entr
7:30 PM Music from the British Isles Concert Enjoy an evening of music from England, featuring the music of two of England
7:30 PM Music: Incendio Incendio means
7:30 PM Music: Antonio Sanchez & Migration The Jazz at TSRI series continues with a return visit by Antonio Sanchez & Migration, the latest edition of Sanchez
7:30 PM Stage: The Pirates of Penzance MiraCosta College stages Gilbert and Sullivan's masterpiece about swashbuckling pirates, sentimental lovers, bumbling British policemen, lovely maidens, and a stuffy "model of a modern major general." Once a pirate, always a pirate? Tracy Williams directs.

Admission/Cost: $13 - $18

Location:
MiraCosta College
One Barnard Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Thursday, March 7 until Sunday, March 17, 2019
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays - 7:30 PM
Saturday and Sunday matinees - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM Stage: Everybody Black A group of white historians with lots of money offer to commission a writer to write the conclusive version of The Black Experience with promises of publication. But not just publish it. They are going to put said experience in a time capsule and then put that time capsule on a rocket ship and blast it into space so that on the fateful day when the aliens arrive to our galaxy, they
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