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Friday, Dec 6
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
3:00 PM Balboa Park December Nights
5:00 PM Mingei Holiday Market
7:00 PM Stage: Sila (The Arctic Cycle)
7:00 PM Music: Christmas In Ireland with Emmet Cahill
7:00 PM Book Signing: Yann Richard
7:30 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
7:30 PM Stage: Elektra
8:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
8:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
8:00 PM Stage: And Neither Have I Wings To Fly
8:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
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
Calendar

< Saturday, September 21, 2019 >


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
9:00 AM 25th Annual Pacific Islander Festival Pacific Islander Festival showcases the cultures and customs of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia with entertainment, food, music and specialty crafts.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Mission Bay's Ski Beach
Vacation Road
San Diego, CA 92109
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, September 21 - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, September 22 - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
10:00 AM Vista Viking Festival The 17th Annual Vista Viking Festival Transports Visitors Back In Time To The Viking Age. Nestled in the rolling hills of Vista, festival visitors can mingle with Vikings and the Norse Gods this Viking Village, Marketplace, and FestivalViking Encampments featured throughout our grounds offers an authentic Living History Viking Village experience. Where reenactors practice the daily life activities life of the Norsemen. With blacksmiths weavers, woodcarvers, tradesmen, and freshly baked bread from our Viking oven, they will demonstrate how they are keeping the old ways alive, The Viking Marketplace will be filled with merchants offering Viking wares, and treasures brought back from across the sea. Get outfitted for Viking cosplay. Or just take home treasures to remember the day. Marketplace food vendors offer a variety of treats from sausages to baked goods. Vegan options are available!. Exciting Viking Combat will be fought on our battlefield. Gather around and cheer them on as they meet in one on one combat and group melees. Our Viking Weapons Range offers Archery, Axe and spear throwing. Our expert instructors have decades of experience and will train you in skills that last a lifetime. Our Odin and Loki Stages hosts live music and entertainment that will take you back to the time of the Vikings. Featuring some of the area's best Celtic Folk & Rock groups, Scandinavian Folk music, Medieval Puppet Theater, and other entertainers. Be part of the show by participating in one of our signature competitions! The Log Toss, Viking Battle Cry, Horn Blowing, and Beard contests. Be sure to catch the World Famous Fish Fling competition. On Saturday, stay after sunset for the spectacular Flaming Axe Throw. Norway Heritage Hall will exhibit Scandinavian culture and tradition since the Viking Age. Learn more about the history of Norway and Scandinavia, genealogical information, cooking and craft demonstrations. Shop for specialty foods such as lefse and krumkake, as well as handicrafts and souvenirs. For the thirsty, Two Beer Gardens! Featuring some of San Diego's best micro-brews, and fine Viking Meads, some crafted especially for the Viking Festival. At our popular 'Meet the Brewmasters' event, Brewers of Mead and Beer will be on hand to share their knowledge of the craft. At the KidZone, the little Vikings can paint their own shields and swords. There will be crafts, music lessons, face painting, games, and the fun and educational scavenger hunt Rune Quest game.

Admission/Cost: $3 - $15

Location:
Norway Hall
2006 E Vista Way
Vista, CA 92084
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, September 21 - 10:00 AM
Sunday, September 22 - 10:00 AM
10:00 AM Adams Avenue Street Fair The 38th annual Adams Avenue Street Fair will feature more than 100 artists performing on seven stages along a seven-block stretch of Adams Avenue in Normal Heights. This year's headliners include Los Texmaniacs with Cesar Rosas (of Los Lobos), the James Harman Band, Mattson 2, Tijuana NO! with Ceci Bastida, Buck-O-Nine, Bobby and the Pins (featuring members of Schizophonics, Creepy Creeps, Mittens, and El Vez), the Western Standard Time Ska Orchestra with Greg Lee, and Dead Feather Moon.In addition to the extraordinary music, there will be a craft beer taste (Saturday only, from 12-noon to 4:00 pm), beer gardens, giant carnival rides, circus performances, festival food, and more than 300 exhibitors.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Adams Avenue
Normal Heights
San Diego, CA 92116
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, September 21 - 10:00 AM
Sunday, September 22 - 10:00 AM
12:00 PM Taste Of South Park Hallmarked by an eclectic mix of restaurants, bars and pubs, coffee houses and family dining spots, South Park is inviting neighbors near and far to experience the Taste of South Park. This event highlights one of San Diego
12:30 PM Dance: Harvest Festival Enjoy the two day Harvest Festival in the historic, massive 12,960 square foot Balboa Park Club. There will be dance workshop and performances. Join the San Diego Costume Guild, the San Diego Steampunks, and harvest vendors for their annual costume sale and swap meet. Lots of costumes, accessories, fabric and all sorts of strange and wonderful stuff. Halloween costumes, Renaissance Fair outfits, Victorian, Regency, Steampunk and more! See website to see last year's schedule and for current updates.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Balboa Park Club & Ballroom
2144 Pan American Road West
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Dates and times:
Saturday, September 21 - 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Sunday, September 22 - 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM
2:00 PM Stage: The Winter's Tale Leontes, a delusional and paranoid king, goes suddenly berzerk and tears his family apart. He sends his wife to prison, and banishes his daughter. Sixteen years pass, giving events enough time for a magical ending about the power of forgiveness.

Samuel Young directs.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location
Coronado Playhouse
1835 Strand Way
Coronado, CA 92118
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, September 20 until Sunday, October 13
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM Filipino Traditional Music & Dance Demo & Workshop Filipino American Arts & Culture Festival (FilAmFest) presents a free Traditional Music & Dance Demo & Workshop by Samahan Filipino American Performing Arts and Education Center, Inc.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Skyline Hills Library
7900 Paradise Valley Road
San Diego, CA 92139
MAP

Saturday, September 21 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
2:00 PM Stage: Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin Join beloved artist Hershey Felder at a strictly limited engagement celebrating one of the world
3:00 PM Stage: Intimate Apparel Wearing her heart on her sleeve while sewing intimates for her clientele, Esther is the talented African American seamstress in turn-of-the-century New York who has built a savings for herself making beautiful undergarments
4:00 PM Book Discussion: Halal If You Hear Me Join contributing writers Kazim Ali, Mahin Ibrahim, Blair Imani, and Randa Jarrar for a book discussion of
5:00 PM Sewa Annual Dance Fundraiser Join us with family and friends for an entertaining evening featuring multiple Indian Classical dance forms from 5 premier San Diego dance studios. Support local talent and help raise funds for vital service projects!

Participating Dance Studios:
Aavartan Dance Academy - (Gargi Chattopadhyaya and Srimeenakshi Srinivasan)
Meenal's Academy of Performing Arts (Meenal Chakradeo)
Mayur Natyalaya (Ashwini Sangam)
Swapanthi Dance Academy (Aparna Prabhakar)

Admission/Cost: $15 - $40

Location:
Lincoln High School
4777 Imperial Ave
San Diego, CA 92113
MAP

Saturday, September 21 - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
7:00 PM Film: Vincent, The True Story Of Vincent Van Gogh This sensitive representation traces the artist
7:00 PM Comedy: IM Hussein A Nigerian scammer promises Im Hussein and Abou Hussein $1.5 million, with strings attached. The two fall for the swindle and deplete their savings account to comply. Confusion reigns when an African man arrives with a shocking claim. Then the authorities come to investigate. And yet another African shows up, adding to the carnival of chaos, laced generously with Im Hussein
7:30 PM Stage: Mama Mia! End your summer enjoying this upbeat musical with music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus of the Swedish pop group ABBA! The story: A young woman wants to invite the father she's never known to her wedding
8:00 PM Jewish Short Film Festival The San Diego International Jewish Film Short Festival, presented by the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture (CJC), returns for its 29th anniversary.

The festival annually showcases a selection of the best contemporary Jewish-related films in multiple genres and aims to educate and illuminate the diverse Jewish experience through evocative, independent narrative and documentary films.

Admission/Cost:
8:00 PM Music: Patrizio Buanne Patrizio Buanne is taking the world by storm with his seductive
8:00 PM Film Double Feature: Microcastillo And Mente Revolver An evening with Tijuana-based film critic, Cuauht
8:00 PM Music: Bamboo Una Mas A Filipino American musician & singer-songwriter one of the most recognizable and formidable singing voices - which combines a rock style with a mellow approach, has a notably energetic style in live performances. Singing his original songs and some cover songs from rock, alternatives, pop, oldies, etc.

Admission/Cost: $38 - $118

Location:
Spreckels Theater
121 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Saturday, September 21 - 8:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet Hamlet is a philosophical study of life and death, laced with some of the most recognized of Shakespeare
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