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Sunday, Dec 9
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: All is Calm -The Christmas Truce of 1914
2:00 PM Migration and Human Rights Exhibition Opening
2:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
7:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
8:00 PM Music: Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn
Monday, Dec 10
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:45 AM 10th Annual Nutcracker Holiday Tea
6:00 PM SDSU World Music Series
Tuesday, Dec 11
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:30 AM Free Asian Brush Painting/Sumi-e Class
6:00 PM Health and Peace-building in Africa
6:00 PM Talk: Virtual Visit to Normandy
7:00 PM Film: George Takei’s Allegiance
7:30 PM Music: Gamelan and Mariachi Ensembles
8:00 PM Music: Jose Feliciano
Wednesday, Dec 12
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Book Signing: Jean Guerrero
7:30 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
Thursday, Dec 13
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM Stage: Five Farces by Anton Chekhov
7:00 PM Italian Film: Una Donna Per Amica (A Woman As A Friend)
7:30 PM Mariachi Sol De Mexico: A Merry-achi Christmas
7:30 PM Italian Film: Un Matrimonio da Favola (A Fairy-Tale Wedding)
7:30 PM Stage: La Pastorela De La Familia
7:30 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
8:30 PM Music: La Santa Cecilia & SM Familia
Friday, Dec 14
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:30 AM Sports: Qi Gong(Chi Gong)
7:00 PM California Ballet: The Nutcracker
7:00 PM Civic Youth Ballet: The Nutcracker
7:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
7:00 PM Stage: Five Farces by Anton Chekhov
7:30 PM Stage: La Pastorela De La Familia
8:00 PM Film & Live Music: Love Actually
Saturday, Dec 15
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM Old Town Las Posadas
1:00 PM Southern California Ballet: The Nutcracker
2:00 PM La Pastorela De La Familia
2:00 PM California Ballet: The Nutcracker
2:00 PM Civic Youth Ballet: The Nutcracker
2:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
3:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
7:00 PM Southern California Ballet: The Nutcracker
7:00 PM Yalda Celebration at Sufi
7:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
7:00 PM California Ballet: The Nutcracker
7:00 PM Stage: Five Farces by Anton Chekhov
8:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
Sunday, Dec 16
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:45 AM 10th Annual Nutcracker Holiday Tea
1:00 PM California Ballet: The Nutcracker
2:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
2:00 PM La Pastorela De La Familia
2:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
2:00 PM Civic Youth Ballet: The Nutcracker
5:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
7:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
7:30 PM Stage: La Pastorela De La Familia
Monday, Dec 17
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Dec 18
All Day Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
All Day Free Admission to Mingei International Museum
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Art: Japanese Kokedama workshop
12:55 PM Film: Bolshoi Ballet's 'The Nutcracker'
Wednesday, Dec 19
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Film: Bolshoi Ballet's 'The Nutcracker'
7:00 PM FILM & DISCUSSION: CRAZY RICH ASIANS
7:00 PM California Ballet: The Nutcracker
7:30 PM Show: Irish Christmas in American
7:30 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
Thursday, Dec 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
3:00 PM Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
7:30 PM Stage: La Pastorela De La Familia
7:30 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
Friday, Dec 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:30 AM Sports: Qi Gong(Chi Gong)
7:00 PM California Ballet: The Nutcracker
7:30 PM Stage: La Pastorela De La Familia
8:00 PM Festival: A Hanukkah & Winter Solstice Celebration
8:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
Saturday, Dec 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM La Pastorela De La Familia
2:00 PM California Ballet: The Nutcracker
2:00 PM Civic Youth Ballet: The Nutcracker
7:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
7:00 PM California Ballet: The Nutcracker
7:30 PM Stage: La Pastorela De La Familia
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< Saturday, July 21, 2018 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Spotlight

One Book - One San Diego events

Stage

The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Until December 8, 2018

Miss Bennet-Christmas at Pemberly
Until December 23, 2018

Mama Mia!
Until February 24, 2019

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

Exhibitions and Art

Salvador Dali Exhibition
Until December 29, 2018

World in Porcelain Exhibit
Until January 19, 2019

Arts Of South And Southeast Asia
Ongoing until January 31, 2019

Walking Tour of Asian Pacific Historic District
Ongoing, every 2nd Saturday of each month

Arts of Iran
Until January 31, 2019

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

Free Admission to Mingei International Museum
Ongoing, 3rd Tuesday of each month

Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
Ongoing, 3rd Tuesday of each month

Kids

Classes:Children's West African Drumming
Ongoing Tuesdays

Kids Meet Mandarin
Ongoing Fridays

Chinese Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Spanish Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Bilingual Storytime
Ongoing Fridays

Classes and Workshops

Argentine Tango Series
Ongoing Wednesdays until October 3

French Bench
Until Saturday, December 15

Capoeira Angola de Sao Bento Grande
Ongoing Saturday

West African Dance Class
Ongoing Sunday

Mahjong Lessons
Ongoing Thursdays

Ki Energy Healing Clinic
Ongoing Wednesdays

Emei Qigong Practice
Ongoing Saturdays

Middle-Eastern Drum & Belly Dance Class
Ongoing until December 17

Kokedama Workshop
Ongoing every 1st and 3rd Tuesday

Irish Gaelic Conversation Circle
Ongoing Tuesdays

Tai Chi Workshop
Ongoing Saturdays

African Dance Class
Ongoing Sundays

Salsa Class
Ongoing Tuesdays
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Peace Train Transcending Barriers March The Peace Train, working with their Mexican (Tijuana) partners, Promotora de las Bellas Artes, will stage a cross-border event they are calling Transcending Borders. Over 300 singers and supporters from both sides of the California-Mexico border are working together to build understanding, respect and friendships through the power of music. The events are part of the Centenary celebration of the life and values of Nelson Mandela.

The Peace Train's founders from South Africa, Sharon Katz and Nonhlanhla Wanda, will lead the Californian group across the border at San Ysidro, all wearing "The Peace Train's Transcending Barriers" T-shirts. They will be met in Tijuana by their Mexican counterparts from Promotora de las Bellas Artes. With support from the City of Tijuana marshals, the two groups will link arms and sing together as they parade from the border to the gorgeous performing arts building, Centro Cultural Tijuana (CECUT).

At CECUT, the groups will have workshops, rehearsals and a friendship meal together. Then at 6:00 PM, they will give a grand performance on the Esplanade of CECUT. Following the concert, the Californians will say "Hasta que nos encontremos de nuevo" to their new friends and travel back across the border in busses.

Note: A large group rehearsal is scheduled for Sunday, July 15 at 3:00 PM at WorldBeat Cultural Center.

Individuals and groups interested in participating can send an email to getonthepeacetrain@gmail.com. They will then be provided with the songs to learn and a schedule of rehearsals in various areas that they may join.

Admission/Cost: FREE

March will leave from:
Worldbeat Cultural Center
Balboa Park
2100 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, July 21 - 9:00 AM (All Day)

To learn more about the Transcending Barriers, please read our article: All Aboard the Peace Train! or visit: www.facebook.com
10:00 AM Emei Qigong Practice Qigong is a holistic system of coordinated body posture and movement, breathing and meditation used in the belief that it promotes health, spirituality and martial arts training. With roots in Chinese medicine, philosophy and martial arts, qigong is traditionally viewed as a practice to cultivate and balance qi (chi), translated as "life energy."

With roots in ancient Chinese culture dating back more than 4,000 years, a wide variety of qigong forms have developed within different segments of Chinese society, such as in traditional Chinese medicine for preventive and curative functions.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
WorldBeat Cultural Center
2100 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
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Ongoing every Saturday - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

For more information, please call: (619) 230-1190 or visit:
www.sdmart.org
10:00 AM Afrofuturism Lounge Riding the wave of Marvel Studio's groundbreaking blockbuster Black Panther, the creators Dr. Firyali Richmond, Keithan Jones of KID Comics and the Malcolm X Library Black Comix Day, WorldBeat Center, QABPROSERV.COM and the Broker's Building Gallery brings an exclusive AfroFuturist programming block for the summer seasons. This summer in July, coinciding with San Diego International Comic Con from July 20-22, the Brokers Building Gallery will host a AfroFuturism Lounge open to vendors and attendees to see the newest creations of the African Diaspora and to participate in activities like Cosplay contests, awards, etc.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $20

Location:
The Brokers Building Gallery
402 Market Street
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Friday, July 20 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday, July 21 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday, July 22 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 222-9367 or visit: www.brokersbuilding.com
12:00 PM 3rd Annual South Bay Salsa Fest Puerto Rico Llego returns for its 3rd Annual South Bay Salsa Festival at the beautiful J Street Marina.

Come join us to celebrate Latin cuisines, cultural art activities, non-stop Salsa dancing and festive Latin sounds of Puerto Rico.

• With four-time Grammy nominated, two-time Grammy winning Spanish Harlem orchestra Conjunto Afro-Son featuring Adalberto Santiago, Artie Webb, John "Dandy" Rodriguez, Christian Pepin and Bobby Escoto; Chévere All-Stars; Dj JoJo; and Dj Mambo.

• Special performance by Spanish Harlem Orchestra, celebrating 15 years on tour and their latest studio hit "Anniversary."

• A tribute to Ray Barretto featuring L.A.'s hottest Salsa band, Bobby Escoto's Conjunto Afro-Son, Adalberto Santiago, John "Dandy" Rodriguez, Artie Webb and Christian Pepin.

• A performance by San Diego's very own Chévere All-Stars playing the music of Sonora Ponceña.

• Salsa Mix from L.A.'s DJ Jojo and San Diego's DJ Mambo throughout the day

• Dance performances by Melomano Entertainment specializing in Salsa-Bachata classes in San Diego and abroad.

• Latin American cuisine, spirit cocktails and beer bars. Reserved VIP Seating in front of stage with cocktail service.

Age Limit: 21+

Admission/Admission/Cost: $25 - $50

Location:
J Street Marina
550 Marina Pkway
Chula Vista, CA 91910
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Saturday, July 21 - 12:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 602-9146
12:00 PM Chicano-Con The 4th annual Chicano-Con showcases illustrations, comics, sculptures, costumes and cartoon themed work by Latino artists. Events include taco specials, live music and "superhero piñata breaking."

Admission/Cost: ???

Location:
Border X Brewing
2181 Logan Avenue
San Diego, CA 92113
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Dates and times:
Friday, July 20 - 12:00 PM
Saturday, July 21 - 12:00 PM
Sunday, July 22- 12:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 431-0771 or visit: www.facebook.com
1:00 PM Discussion: Taoism with Kenneth Cohen On Saturday, July 21, as a part of the Third Saturday Lecture Series, the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum welcomes Kenneth Cohen to discuss Taoism in his lecture called "Taoism Revealed: Ancient Roots and Modern Branches."

Taoism is China's ancient philosophy of balance and harmony.

Ken will offer an overview of the principles and development of Taoism, including an in-depth discussion of its philosophic classic, the Tao Te Ching, as a coded guide to meditation and health. He will also introduce how modern science is validating Taoist mediation's healing benefits.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $5

Location:
Chuang Archive & Learning Center
541 B Second Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, July 21 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 338-9888 or visit: www.sdchm.org
2:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum This screen adaptation of the stage musical of the same name finds the Roman slave Pseudolus (Zero Mostel) scheming his way to freedom by playing matchmaker for his master's son, Hero, who is smitten with the blonde and beautiful Philia. However, things don't go at all according to plan. The complications that ensue involve blackmail, funny disguises and long-lost children, while Pseudolus desperately tries to keep up with his end of the bargain.

Admission/Cost: $52 - $56

Location:
North Coast Repertory Theatre
987 D Lomas Santa Fe Drive
Solana Beach, CA 92075
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Saturday, July 14 until Sunday August 12
Wednesdays - 7:00 PM
Thursdays - 8:00 PM
Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 481-1055 or visit: www.northcoastre.org
6:00 PM Summerwood: Music, Beer, Food & Art Festival Coterie Chic is pleased to announce the First Annual Summerwood Music, Beer, & ArtFest in the heart of Barrio Logan. With this event, we are incorporating the community's major surrounding breweries, local eateries, a handful of vendors and performance by the lead singer of Santana, Andy Vargas, and his band, Souleros.

We have partnered with Love Thy Neighbor, whose mission is to "inspire, empower and love." LTN is committed to supporting the basic human needs of the less fortunate by coordination of meals, clothing, shelter and community outreach events such as toy and food drives. All alcohol proceeds will be donated to this organization.

Age limit: 21+

Admission/Cost: $20 - $55

Location:
Ol'fashioned Lumber
1815 Main Street
San Diego, CA 92113
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Saturday, July 21 - 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
8:00 PM Music: Allison Adams Tucker Gypsy Jazz Tribute to Henri Salvador: French chansons meet Caribbean rhythms with Allison, Jon Garner (guitar), and Evona Wascinski (bass).

Age Limit: 21+

Admission/Cost: FREE - $25

Location:
The Westgate Hotel
1055 Second Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, July 21 - 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 238-1818 or visit: www.reverbnation.com
8:00 PM Italian Film: Umberto D When elderly pensioner Umberto Domenico Ferrari returns to his boarding house from a protest calling for a hike in old-age pensions, his landlady demands her rent by the end of the month or he and his small dog will be turned out onto the street. Umberto finds himself in a desperate situation when he is unable to get the money in time.

Film is in Italian with English subtitles.

Admission/Cost: $5

Location:
Amici Park Ampitheater
1660 Union St
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, July 21 - 8:00 PM
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