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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

All Day 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: $5 - $18

Location
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Drive
San Diego, CA 92037
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, September 21 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, September 22 - All Day
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 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
10:30 AM German Film: Emil and the Detectives Twelve-year-old Emil comes to Berlin to spend the holidays with friends. On the train to Berlin, his money is stolen. When Emil arrives in Berlin he has no money and misses his ride because he follows the thief. Emil meets a new friend, Pony. Along with Pony and her street-wise friends, Emil vows to catch the thief and deliver him to the police.

Emil and the Detectives (Emil Und Die Detektive) is presented by the ongoing German Currents Kino Film Series.

Admission/Cost: $7.50 - $11

Location:
Digital Gym
Media Arts Center
2921 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92104
MAP

Sunday, December 22 - 10:30 AM
12:00 PM Tianguis De La Raza (Artisan Market) Centro Cultural de la Raza invites you to be part of the Tianguis de la Raza. This artisan market's mission is to create a space that connects local crafters and community members to promote an autonomous economy and community building. There will be arts, crafts, natural self-care products, home goods, and much more. Plus, there will be fun activities for the entire family. Come out to connect and have some fun.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Centro Cultural de la Raza
2004 Park Blvd
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Sunday, September 22 - 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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: 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
2:00 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
3:00 PM Stage: Hamlet Hamlet is a philosophical study of life and death, laced with some of the most recognized of Shakespeare
4:00 PM Music: The Pirates Of Penzance Bodhi Tree Concerts presents its annual Gilbert and Sullivan concert with "The Pirates of Penzance."

Sing along (we know you want to) with the classic silly tale of duty and mistaken identities featuring San Diego's finest singers including Michael Sokol and Walter DuMelle.

100 percent of the profits will be donated to the San Diego Maritime Museum collecting, preserving and presenting San Diego's rich maritime heritage connections with the Pacific world.

Join us for some good old fashioned fun including a reception with the artist following the concert.

Admission/cost: $25

Location:
All Souls' Episcopal Church
1475 Catalina Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92107
MAP

Sunday, September 22 - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM Music: Lucibela, Cape Verde's Voice-of-Gold The Center for World Music in partnership with The Worldview Project is excited to present Lucibela in concert.

Lucibela is a young Cabo-Verdean born in 1986 on S
7:00 PM Staged Reading: King Lear Returning to its roots of staged readings, the San Diego Shakespeare Society will present William Shakespeare's tragedy "King Lear" on Sept. 22, 2019, directed by Thomas Haine.In Shakespeare's study of family dynamics, the aging King attempts to divide his kingdom based on how much his daughters profess their love. Things do not go as planned: factions and plotting become evident within families, with siblings, parents, and confidants warring and many searching for hope."It's the greatest of all Shakespeare's plays. A story of pride, estrangement, reconciliation, self-discovery, forgiveness and redemption. It is a testament to the power and endurance of love-a message that speaks comfort to a world filled with anxiety and fear," says director Thomas Haine.

Admission/Cost = $25

Location:
Westminster Presbyterian Church
3598 Talbot St.
San Diego, CA 92106
MAP

Sunday, September 22 - 7:00 PM
8:00 PM Music: Herb Alpert and Lani Hall Trumpeter Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass band garnered six Grammy's, remained in Billboard's Top 10 for 81 consecutive weeks, and have nearly 30 discs recognized as gold or platinum for their work in the arts.

In his 60 years of experience as a musician he has collaborated with hundreds of high profile artists, and been featured at events like the Superbowl and the Olympics.

Take the chance to witness a living legend in brass performance.

Lani has the distinction of recording more than 22 albums in three different languages, four alongside her husband, and in 1983 she sang the title song for the James Bond film, "Never Say Never Again."

In 1986 Hall earned her first Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Performance for her album, "Es Facil Amar".

Her second Grammy was as a producer of Herb Alpert's "Steppin' Out" album that was awarded in January 2014.

After establishing a successful solo career in music and becoming a wife and mother, Lani began to explore new creative outlets for her writing.

"Emotional Memoirs & Short Stories" is her first book.

Admission/Cost: $50

Location:
Humphreys by the Bay
2241 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92106
MAP

Sunday, September 22 - 8:00 PM
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