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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

< Sunday, March 24, 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 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 House of Iran Lawn Program The lawn program is held every year on the Sunday following the Persian New Year, which is the day of the vernal equinox, around March 20th or the first day of spring. Since the celebration of the New Year (Novruz) is the biggest and most important holiday for the Persian people, the events in Balboa Park are very extensive. In their beautiful new cottage you will find a lot of the traditional artifacts and Persian hospitality starting at 12:00 noon. At 2:00 pm the lawn program begins with the usual speeches and National anthem, followed by a musical program. Professional dancers from Los Angeles and dancers from the local Persian Dance Academy will perform some of their traditional ethnic and folk dances in their authentic costumes. In addition, there will be poetry reading plus singing and playing of instruments.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
International Cottages
House of Pacific Relations
Balboa Park
2125 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Sunday, March 24 - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.thehouseofiran.com
11:00 AM Japanese Brush Painting Exhibition 17th annual Friends of Taka Sumi-e Art Show and sale of contemporary Japanese brush paintings by local artists studying sumi-e and other Japanese painting techniques. We celebrate the Year of the Pig with Sumi-e painting demonstrations, live Japanese Shakuhachi and Koto music performances, wearable art fashion show, Tea Ceremony, and door prizes.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Casa del Prado
1650 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, March 23 - 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, March 24 - 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.takasumi-e.com
2:00 PM Stage: Cabaret Welcome to the Kit Kat Club and Berlin in the 1930s. The Nazis are rising in power and life may be uncertain, but you are invited to leave your troubles outside and join the Emcee, singer Sally Bowles, and a wonderful and colorful ensemble who will tantalize and entertain you.

Admission/Cost: $22 - $28

Location:
Coronado Playhouse
1835 Strand Way
Coronado, CA 92118
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, March 22 until Sunday, April 28
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.coronadoplayhouse.com
2:00 PM Stage: Les Misrables School Edition Steele Canyon High School presents the world
2:00 PM Stage: Bullshot Crummond On Stage Playhouse presents "British heroism at its dumbest." Otto Von Bruno and his femme fatale sidekick, Lenya, attempt to steal the secret formula for synthetic diamonds. To the rescue comes Bullshot Crummond, causing plane crashes, exploding pastries, and sundry devastations. Paul Morgavo directs.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $25

Location:
Onstage Playhouse
291 Third Avenue
Chula Vista, CA 91910
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, March 22 until Saturday, April 20
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.onstageplayhouse.org
3:00 PM Stage: The Pirates Of Penzance Jr. Set sail with this classic comedy that boasts one of the most famous patter songs in musical theater history. The wit and whimsy of Gilbert and Sullivan's classic score is suffused with a modern sensibility in The Pirates of Penzance JR., a swashbuckling musical journey!

Set on the rocky coast of Cornwall, England, The Pirates of Penzance JR. begins with a group of pirates who are celebrating the birthday of one of their own, Frederic, who has reached his 21st year.

Finally, having served the full length of his required time with the pirates, he decides to strike off on his own and become an upstanding citizen
4:00 PM Indian Music: Prasanna Prasanna began learning guitar when he was ten years old and studied with Dr. C.G.Shanmugaraj (Raj Echo Orchestra), and then Samuel Thangadurai. After learning quite a few things on his own, in 1984 he started formal instruction with Tiruvarur Balasubramaniam. In 1989 he gave his first professional Carnatic music concert at the Madras Music Academy. He also studied with violinist A. Kanyakumari. Around this time, he performed several concerts in the sabhas in Chennai. Prasanna will be accompanied by Akshay Anantapadmanabhan on Mridangam and Ravi Balasubramanian on Ghatam.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $25

Location:
Seaside Center for Spiritual Living
Encinitas, CA 92024
MAP

Sunday, 24 Mar - 4:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.indianfineartsacademy.org
4:00 PM Japanese Shibori Workshop Shibori is a Japanese method of resist dyeing which goes back hundreds of years. Love Indigo and this trend-setting style? Join us for a Shibori Dyeing workshop. Please see calendar for special workshops including pillow shams, yoga wraps and more!

Admission/Cost: $55

Location:
Mint Studio
1923 Calle Barcelona #227
Carlsbad, CA 92009
MAP

Sunday, March 24 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.mintstudiosd.com
6:00 PM 11th Annual Brasil Jazz Festa Brasil Jazz Festa 11th Annual celebration of Brazilian jazz & culture features Bay Area artist Rebecca Kleinmann's Intui
6:00 PM Music & Dance: Celtic Celebration The event will feature a concert by the M
7:00 PM Comedy: Paul Rodriguez Longtime comedian Paul Rodriguez has been making audiences laugh all over the world (in Spanish and English) for nearly three decades with his unique brand of humor that is a perfect blend of his Latin heritage, the American dream and his undeniable universal appeal. As an actor and comedian, Paul Rodriguez
7:30 PM Music: Roberto Carlos Roberto Carlos is the number 1 artist in Brazil, with a career spanning 59 years. He is a Latin American song idol, revered in many countries throughout the world. He is a living example of world success in Brazilian pop music. He has inspired affection, admiration and adulation among his millions of fans who follow him throughout Brazil and the world. Singer and composer of over 600 songs, he is the greatest example of the Jovem Guarda (Brazilian musical movement of the 60s)and consolidated his success in the 70s with romantic songs and unequaled charisma. He did not follow the trends but built his career around songs that speak of love, solidarity and faith in tomorrow. His greatest inspiration is love, from the innocence of youth (songs from the 60s), moving on to tumultuous loves and sensual awakening (in the 70s), to intense, earth shaking loves (in the 80s) and finally the discovery of true, mature, balanced love that is full of passion (from the 90s until today). He is an icon of credibility, romanticism, religion and family.

Admission/Cost: $39.50 - $550

Location:
Open Air Theatre
SDSU
San Diego, CA
MAP - [CAMPUS MAP]

Sunday, March 24 - 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.newscenter.sdsu.ed
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