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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
Calendar

< Saturday, July 28, 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
11:00 AM Discussion: Thinking Shakespeare Live! Have trouble understanding Shakespeare? The Old Globe is bringing back its popular exploration of the Bard led by Artistic Director Barry Edelstein.

Thinking Shakespeare Live! is a 90-minute discussion about the language of Shakespeare that also features three professional classical actors. These talks will help you appreciate everything from the nuances to the jokes in Shakespeare's work.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
San Diego Central Public Library
330 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, July 28 - 11:00 AM

For more information, please call: (619) 236-5800 or visit: www.sandiego.librarymarket.com
12:00 PM Japanese Obon Festival Come join us for our annual two-day festival featuring Japanese food, cultural demonstrations and performances, taiko drumming, boutique items, game booths for children, talks on Buddhism and time to familiarize yourself with the Bon Odori dances.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Vista Buddhist Temple
150 Cedar Road Bldg. B
Vista, CA 92083
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Dates and times:
Saturday, July 28 - 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, July 29 - 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM

For more information, please call: (760) 941-8800 or visit: www.vbtemple.org
1:00 PM Music: Israel Maldonado and Puente The 2018 Summer Music Series presents free outdoor concerts in the Anthropologie Court area. Israel Maldonado & Puente play a blend of Brazilian, salsa, gypsy, funk, reggae, classical and rock.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Forum Shopping Center
1923 Calle Barcelona
Carlsbad, CA 92009
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Saturday, July 28 - 1:00 PM

For more information, please call: (760) 479-0166
1:00 PM Documentary: Maritime Silk Road The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum will be hosting Emmy Award-winning producer Jeffery Lehmann for a screening of Maritime Silk Road: Birth of the Global Economy.

Jeffrey Lehmann gives the following summary of the documentary:

"The Maritime Silk Road, the sea trade route from China to Europe, has driven world history for more than 2,200 years. The fall of Rome, bubonic plague, Europe's renaissance, Christopher Columbus's voyages, the rise and fall of Imperial China, the American Revolution and much more were caused by it. This series dispels the land-based silk road myth, premieres the world's oldest intact shipwreck and more in this fast-paced and humorous, yet information-packed series."

Admission/Cost: $5

Location:
San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
Chuang Archive and Learning Center
541 2nd Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, July 28 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 338-9888 or visit: www.sdchm.org

To RSVP, please contact ashley@sdchm.org
1:30 PM Documentary Series: Knowledge is the Beginning Please join us for the award-winning documentary series about the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra founded by Daniel Barenboim with the late Palestinian writer Edward Said in order to bring together young musicians from across the political divide in the Middle East. Their ultimate goal was to promote healing and understanding across any cultural divisions.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
University Community Branch Library
4155 Governor Dr.
San Diego
CA 92122
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Dates and times:
Saturday July 14 - 1:30 PM
Saturday July 28 - 1:30 PM

6:00 PM Book Signing: Underwater Vibes This is an opportunity to meet local multicultural author Mickey Brent, who spent nearly two decades living in Europe and writes quirky stories about Europeans, their diverse cultures, languages and lifestyles. Her recent LGBTQ novel, Underwater Vibes, was published by Bold Strokes Books.

Age limit: 18+

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Lhooq/Exrealism Books
755 1/2 Carlsbad Village Dr.
San Diego, CA 92008
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Saturday, July 28 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
7:00 PM Film: Coco Movie in the Park after dark! Come join your fellow San Diegans for a fun movie in Ward Canyon Park. Starts once dark (7ish). Bring snacks, a blanket, family and friends!

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Ward Canyon Neighborhood Park
3905 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116
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Saturday, July 28 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 235-1149 or visit: www.summermoviesintheparkcom
8:00 PM Talk: Polynesian Settlement and Heritage The Society Islands are central to understanding settlement patterns and human impacts among initial colonizing populations in East Polynesia. Archaeology on the island of Raiatea serves multiple roles in terms of academic research, archaeological and ecological conservation, and cultural knowledge of island residents. John O'Connor, Cultural Resource Specialist at ECORP Consulting in San Diego, will discuss his Ph.D. research in Polynesia, at Raiatea, for this month's SDCAS program. The program is free and will be held outdoors. Please bring your own seating and warm clothing.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Los Peñasquitos Ranch Adobe
12122 Canyonside Prak Drive
San Diego, CA 92129
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Saturday, July 28 - 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 538-0935 or visit: www.sdcas.org
8:00 PM Film: At War For Love (Guerra Per Amore) It's 1943 and World War II is raging in Europe. In New York, Arturo and Flora are in love, but she is promised in marriage to the son of a Mafia boss. There is a way around this, but to be able to marry Flora, Arturo needs to get permission from her father. Arturo doesn't have any money, so the only way he can get to Sicily is to enlist in the U.S. Army, which is preparing for a landing on the island.

In addition to viewing the film, you can come share your Italian connection over a cup of coffee at the Cinecaffè at 7:30 PM.

Admission/Cost: $5

Location:
Amici Park Amphitheater
1660 Union St
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, July 28 - 8:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.cinemalittleitaly.com
8:30 PM Music: The Abyssinians Few groups better captured the heart and soul of roots reggae than the Abyssinians; the vocal trio's heavenly close harmonies, dark melodies, and Rastafarian themes, all delivered with a deep spiritual feeling, were instrumental in defining and refining the genre.

Bernard Collins and Donald Manning were longtime friends, and neither initially planned a career in music. That all changed one night in 1968, when during a creative burst, the pair composed "Satta Massa Gana" (also spelled "Satta Amassa Gana"). Proof of their Rastafarian devotion is found in the title, which is Amharic for "give thanks and praise," Amharic being the language of Ethiopia. The song itself was inspired by a Carlton & His Shoes B-side, "Happy Land." Carlton himself was Manning's brother, and a second sibling, Lynford, also sang with "the Shoes."

Preceded by great musical ingenuity, Collins and Donald Manning felt the power inherent in their own effort, and with a young third vocalist in tow, the newly formed Abyssinians sallied forth into the turbulence of Kingston's music scene.

Admission/Cost: $15

Location:
WorldBeat Cultural Center
2100 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA
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Saturday, July 28 - 8:30 PM
9:00 PM Music: Como La Flor Como La Flor pays tribute to Selena. The bill includes a Grupo Bronco tribute and DJ Viejo Lowbo.

Age Limit: 21+

Admission/Cost: $20 - $22

Location:
Music Box
1337 India Street
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, July 28 - 9:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 795-1337 or visit: www.musicboxsd.com
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