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Friday, Dec 13
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Via Posada Holiday Celebration Fundraiser
7:00 PM Stage: Sila (The Arctic Cycle)
7:00 PM A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
7:00 PM Stage: Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Christmas Angels
7:00 PM Stage: A Midsummer Night's Dream
7:30 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
8:00 PM An Irish Christmas
Saturday, Dec 14
All Day Old Town Las Posadas
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 City Ballet: The Nutcracker
5:00 PM Stage: Sila (The Arctic Cycle)
6:00 PM Centro Cultural de la Raza‎ Posada
7:00 PM Southern California Ballet The Nutcracker
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
7:00 PM Stage: Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Christmas Angels
7:00 PM Stage: A Midsummer Night's Dream
7:30 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
8:00 PM Film: Love Actually
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: Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Christmas Angels
2:00 PM Stage: A Midsummer Night's Dream
2:00 PM A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play
2:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
3:00 PM World Holiday Traditions Variety Show
7:00 PM World Holiday Traditions Variety Show
7:00 PM Staged Reading: Lighting the Way
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
12:45 PM Film: The Bookshop
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
6:30 PM Open Reading: The Merry Wives Of Windsor
7:00 PM Stage: Cirque Dreams Holidaze
7:00 PM Staged Reading: Lighting the Way
Wednesday, Dec 18
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
7:00 PM Stage: Cirque Dreams Holidaze
7:30 PM Music: Irish Christmas in America
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
7:00 PM Stage: Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Christmas Angels
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)
Friday, Dec 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
7:00 PM Stage: Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Christmas Angels
7:00 PM A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play
7:30 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
8:00 PM Film: Downton Abbey
Saturday, Dec 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:30 AM Pekiti-Tirsia Kali Class
2:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
7:00 PM Winterdance Celtic Christmas Celebration
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
7:00 PM Stage: Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Christmas Angels
7:00 PM A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play
7:30 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
8:00 PM Film: Downton Abbey
Sunday, Dec 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM Winter Solstice Native American Flute Concert
2:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
2:00 PM Stage: Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Christmas Angels
2:00 PM A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play
3:00 PM Food: AfroVegan Pop Up
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
Monday, Dec 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Dec 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Wednesday, Dec 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Thursday, Dec 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Calendar

< Sunday, April 28, 2019 >


All Day Lung Hsiang Chinese Brush Painting Exhibit & Sale Enjoy original Chinese Brush Paintings on display by members of the Lung Hsiang chapter of the American Artists of Chinese Brush Painting. Many of the paintings will be on sale, with a percentage of the proceeds going to support the Garden.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $18 (paid admission to garden)

Location:
230 Quail Gardens Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024
MAP

Ongoing from April 28 to July 8, 2019
Everyday
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Spotlight

One Book - One San Diego Events

Stage

Cambodian Rock Band
Until December 15, 2019

Around the World in 80 Days
Until December 21, 2019

A Christmas Carol
Until December 29, 2019

* Note: newest and shorter run productions can be found in our regular calendar listings.

Exhibitions and Art

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

Hanjialin Bao - Between Black and White
Until January 26 2020

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
9:00 AM Rolling British Car Day This 24th Annual event gets nearly 200 British cars on the road. An all over San Diego event for British Cars and Motorcycles, and for spectators. To caravan to the Winery, gather at Kelly's Pub in Rancho Bernardo or Parkway Plaza Sprint Store, 695 Fletcher Parkway, El Cajon. 9AM. A delightful backroads drive leads you to the Menghini Winery, where you may enjoy your picnic lunch. Sign up your British vehicle on line for 15.00, day of 20.00.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $20

Location:
Menghini Winery
1150 Julian Orchards Drive
Julian, CA 92036
MAP

Sunday, April 28 - 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sandiegobritishcarday.com
10:00 AM 54th Annual Bonsai Spring Show The San Diego Bonsai Club welcomes everyone to the 54th Annual Spring Show at Balboa Park from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on April 27 and 28th. The show, educational demonstrations and lectures are free.

Beautiful Bonsai will be on display for viewing while bonsai of various sizes and species will be on sale from club members at reasonable prices. Come early for the best selection.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Casa del Prado Building
Room 101
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Dates and times:
Saturday, April 27 - 10:00 AM
Sunday, April 28 - 10:00 AM

For more information, please visit: www.sandiegobonsaiclub.com
10:00 AM International Mobile Film Festival Smartphones bring storytellers using their mobile phone cameras to create films to San Diego from all over the world. This year we doubled last year's participants.

Connect, Network, Share Stories, Learn to make your own films with your mobile phone, Meet global filmmakers, celebrate Stories! Join Star Wars Steampunk Universe as they escort filmmakers on the red carpet before the awards ceremony and ask join one of the biggest global smartphone filmmaking Q & A Panels we have ever introduced with over 15 participants. Special VIP Guest Speakers from UK and Missouri. A special guest from Italy and much more!

Two competitions: Feature Mobile Films and Short Mobile Films screen a total of 31 films.

The world's official 8th Annual International Mobile Film Festival is a pioneer in the smartphone filmmaking industry. Only films shot with mobile phones qualify to participate in our film festival. This year we celebrate our 10th Anniversary since we launched from the idea of a traditional film festival to only accept and screen films shot with cell phones on a big screen.

Admission/Cost: $8 - $50

Location:
Marina Village Conference Center
1936 Quivira Way
San Diego, CA 92109
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, April 27 - 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Sunday, April 28 - 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.internationalmobilefilmfestival.com
10:30 AM Film: Pnktchen & Anton Modern version of a novel by Erich K
11:00 AM Little Italy ArtWalk For 35 years, Mission Federal ArtWalk has celebrated both visual and performing arts in San Diego.

On April 27 & 28, 2019, Mission Federal ArtWalk will fill 16 blocks in San Diego
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Sake 101 An intro to sake with our sake educators
Featuring a guided tasting of sake from around the world. come explore
・Nama Sake ( unpasteurized sake)
・Junmai Sake ( pure rice sake)
・Honjonzo Sake ( fortified with distilled alcohol)
and many more.

Admission/Cost: $26

Location:
Setting Sun Sake Brewing Co.
8680 Miralani Drive #120
San Diego, CA 92126
MAP

Sunday, April 28 - 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
12:00 PM 29th Annual Multicultural Earth Day 29th Annual Multicultural Earth Day at the WorldBeat Center will feature live world music performances:

Earl Zero
Quinto Sol
Introspective Culture
Sol Remedy
Cha Cha Yao Foli

Native American Performances, Afro-Cuban Percussion and Dance,African Drum and Dance, Brazilian Samba, Japanese Taiko, Egyptian Drum and Dance, Aztec Dance

Also featuring
Annual Seed Swap presented the San Diego Seed Library
Plant Music Concert by Plant Music Therapy
Environmental Justice Awards

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Worldbeat Cultural Center
Balboa Park
2100 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Sunday, April 29 - 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 230-1190 or visit: www.worldbeatcenter.org
12:00 PM Tequila and Taco Music Festival This spring, San Diego
12:00 PM Hanamatsuri Celebration Celebrate Hanamatsuri, the Flower Festival and birth of the Buddha. Discover Buddhist taiko drumming, with multiple performances both days as well as signups to try the taiko drum. Also floral altar, Japanese classical dancers, martial arts demo, children
2:30 PM Ballet Showcase San Diego Ballet presents a show that showcases the beauty of classical ballet, front and center. Romance: En Pointe! features excerpts from Romeo et Juliet, Don Quixote and Giselle choreographed by Javier Velasco. The show aims to highlight dance in its most expressive and eloquent form. A must for ballet lovers and first timers as well.

Admission/Cost: $40 - $50

Location:
California Center for the Arts
340 N. Escondido Blvd.
Escondido, CA
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, April 27 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, April 28 - 2:30 PM

For tickets and details please call (619) 294-7378.
4:00 PM Naad Utsav - Dhrupad Music Concert Featuring: Padma Shri Pt. Umakant and Pt. Ramakant Gundecha (Vocal), Pt. Akhilesh Gundecha (Pakhwaj), Dhani Gundecha and Rekha Garg (Tanpura).

Admission/Cost: $25

Location:
Seaside Center for Spiritual Living
1613 Lake Drive
Encinitas, CA
MAP

Sunday, April 28 - 4:00 PM
7:30 PM Stage: The Diary of Anne Frank The American History Theater proudly presents the award-winning play: The Diary of Anne Frank. Directed by Melissa Malloy

Admission/Cost: $15
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