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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

< Saturday, August 31, 2019 >


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
10:00 AM Jiatng Gsh: Workshop (Session 2) On August 31st, the San Diego Chinese Historical Society and Museum will host the second of six oral history workshops, under the project title Jiāt
12:00 PM Latinx New Play Festival A weekend of readings of new plays by Latinx playwrights along with a festival showcase production of 57 Chevy by Emmy Award-winning writer/comedian Cris Franco, starring Culture Clash co-founder Ric Salinas.

The San Diego REP Latinx New Play Festival is a celebration of engaging, dynamic and enlightening new plays by Latinx playwrights from across the United States. Submissions were accepted from Latinx playwrights representing an array of genres, styles and experiences highlighted by both emerging and veteran playwrights.

Festival Schedule:

Friday, August 30
7:00 PM - Gallery Walk
7:30 PM - Dream Hou$e by Eliana Pipes
9:00 PM - Opening Reception

Saturday, August 31
12:00 PM - Designer Showcase
1:00 PM - To Saints and Stars by Jordan Ramirez Puckett
3:00 PM - Sin Fronteras Writers
12:00 PM Fifth Annual Diamond Street Festival The Fifth Annual Diamond Street Festival will once again be a day of community celebration that takes place in the heart of San Diego
1:00 PM 49th Annual Barona Pow Wow The Barona Band of Mission Indians proudly invites the San Diego community to celebrate Native American heritage at the 49th Annual Barona Powwow over Labor Day Weekend.

The three-day cultural celebration starts on Friday, August 30 with gourd dancing at 6:00 PM and a dramatic grand entry of dancers in colorful regalia at 8:00 PM The Barona Powwow will continue Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 11:00 PM Admission and parking are free.

Hundreds of Native American participants of all ages and from across the country will showcase their dancing skills as they compete in a variety of categories for $80,000 in prize money.

In addition to beautiful regalia and dancing, spectators will be able to enjoy hand drum contests, singing and music, authentic Native American food including delicious Indian fry bread tacos, arts and crafts and handcrafted jewelry.

The Barona Powwow will be held at the Barona Sports Park located on the Barona Indian Reservation just one mile north of the Barona Resort & Casino on Wildcat Canyon Road in Lakeside. Free shuttle service is available from Barona Resort & Casino to the Powwow.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Barona Resort & Casino
1932 Wildcat Canyon Rd.
Lakeside, CA
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Dates and times:
Friday, August 30 - 6:00 PM
Saturday, August 31 - 1:00 PM
Sunday, September 1 - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM SYDRO Music Festival Come celebrate the vivacious binational culture through the sights of art, tastes of cuisine and the sounds of music. Be ready to experience the ultimate sensory delights.

San Ysidro Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the 1st Annual SYDRO Music Festival. This cultural festival will capture the attention of the entire family; showcasing a community talent show, soccer tournament, two live stages, boxing matches, Children's area, border art walk, & a binational tasting from both sides of the border.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Larsen Field
4100 Camino de la Plaza
San Ysidro, CA 92173
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Saturday, August 31 - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM Pacific Islander Festival Luau In celebration of PIFA
6:00 PM Book Discussion: Louise Penny Warwick's and the Balboa Theatre will host Louise Penny as she discusses her new book, "A Better Man." Penny is the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels.

This is a ticketed event at the Balboa Theatre. Ticket price includes a pre-signed copy of "A Better Man." Please visit our website or call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

Admission/Cost: $24.50 - $91.50

Location:
Balboa Theatre
868 4th Ave.
San Diego, CA
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Saturday, August 31 - 6:00 PM
7:00 PM Songs Of The Soul — The Music Of Sri Chinmoy Free concert. International classical, world and jazz musicians perform compositions by Maestro Sri Chinmoy. Experience an evening of sublime melodies, dynamic arrangements and peaceful meditation.

Admission/Cost: FREE

You can reserve your free tickets here:
by phone: 619-376-3627
pickup: Restaurant Jyoti-Bihanga, 3351 Adams Ave.
San Diego, CA 92116

Location:
Garfield Theater
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Dr.
La Jolla, CA
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Saturday, August 31 - 7:00 PM

For more information, visit the www.songs-of-the-soul.com
7:00 PM Music: Los Cafres Los Cafres is one of the most emblematic reggae bands in Latin America. Formed in 1987 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, they were pioneers of singing reggae roots in Spanish. Lately they tour all over Latin America and the United States sharing stages with the most recognized international figures of their genre. During their storied 25 year career, they have launched 14 albums, three of which went Gold / Platinum in their native Argentina.

Admission/Cost: $42.50 - $70 (Note: Prices vary according to demand)

Location:
House of Blues
1055 Fifth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, August 31 - 7:00 PM
11:45 PM Film: Princess Mononoke Princess Mononoke is a landmark of animation and a film of unsurpassed power and beauty. An epic story of conflict between humans, gods, and nature, the film has been universally acclaimed by critics and broke the box office record on its original release in Japan. While defending his village from a demonic boar-god, the young warrior Ashitaka becomes afflicted with a curse that grants him super-human power in battle but will eventually take his life. Traveling west to find a cure or meet his destiny, he journeys deep into sacred depths of the Great Forest where he meets San (Princess Mononoke), a girl raised by wolf-gods who is waging battle against the human outpost of Iron Town, on the edge of the forest. The girl Mononoke a force of nature
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