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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
Friday, Dec 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
7:30 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
8:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
8:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
Saturday, Dec 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
3:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
7:30 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
8:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
8:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
Sunday, Dec 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
2:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
7:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
Monday, Dec 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Calendar

< Thursday, November 14, 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
8:30 AM Building Peace Conference Borders - whether physical, social or digital - and their creation are often at the centre of dynamics of oppression and can be root causes of violence. They can also be the centre of connection between divided communities.

The Build Peace 2019 conference will focus on peace, conflict, and the resilience fostered along borders, examining how social innovation through technology, storytelling, and the arts can both create and bridge divides.

How can technological, storytelling and artistic innovation increase physical, social and digital divides? How can technological, storytelling and artistic innovation help bridge physical, social and digital borders?

We will organise our collective inquiry across three sub-themes:

Physical borders: exploring the transformational role of technology, storytelling, and the arts on migration and movement across borders.
Social borders: exploring how technology, storytelling and the arts affect (positively or negatively) the demographic, cultural and political barriers between communities.
Digital borders: exploring emerging divides and growing polarisation in the online environment, as well as efforts at depolarisation and digital organizing against violence.

Admission/Cost: $125 - $350

Location:
University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110
MAP - [CAMPUS MAP]

Dates and times:
Thursday, November 14 - 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday, November 15 - 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday, November 16 - 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM
4:00 PM SD Asian Film Festival The San Diego Asian Film Festival is the flagship event of Pacific Arts Movement (Pac Arts), one of the largest media arts organizations in North America that focuses on Asian and Asian American cinema. The festival is dedicated to highlighting the diversity and breadth of Asian Pacific Islander and Asian international images, from impassioned independent voices and provocative documentary subjects, to the top hits from the world
5:00 PM Talk: The Politics of Legal Regimes in China Is ruling in accordance with law a propaganda slogan or a real policy? In a comprehensive study of the workings of the Chinese legal system, William Hurst of Northwestern University offers a new way of understanding how cases are adjudicated in authoritarian settings in a conversation with Kwai Ng, UC San Diego expert on judicial decision-making in Mainland China and Hong Kong.

Admission/Cost: FREE but Registration is required.

Location:
Classroom 3201
School of Global Policy and Strategy
U.C. San Diego
MAP - [CAMPUS MAP]

Thursday, November 14 - 5:00 PM

For more information, please contact: stsoi@ucsd.edu or phone:(858) 246-1950
6:00 PM San Diego Ramen Festival 2019 The San Diego Ramen Festival is the most exciting food event coming back this fall to San Diego for our FOURTH ramencredible year!

UPDATE 10/3 - General admission tickets are now SOLD OUT! VIP tickets are still available - but will also sell out, so get them soon!

It
6:00 PM Stage: Hamlet Shakespeare's Hamlet is set in Denmark and depicts Prince Hamlet's revenge against his uncle, Claudius, who has murdered Hamlet's father in order to seize his throne and marry Hamlet's mother. Outdoor amphitheater, stadium chairs and cushions will be sold at the event.

Admission/Cost: $8 - $12

Location:
Academy of Our Lady of Peace
4860 Oregon Street
San Diego, CA 92116
MAP

Dates and times:
Thursday, November 14 - 6:00 PM
Friday, November 15 - 6:00 PM
Saturday, November 16 - 6:00 PM
6:30 PM International Lowriding Exhibition Elements of lowriders and the lowrider lifestyle have appealed to cultures worldwide. Universal traits such as the sense of community, the rebellion of the mainstream (nonconformity), the reverence of cars, artistic expression, and family appeal to the deep needs of belonging, social connection, and sense of identity. Lowrider communities have developed in Japan, and in other parts of Asia, such as Thailand and Indonesia, European countries such as Sweden and Norway, and other Latin cultures such as Brazil.

Lowriding is a celebration of life in relation and connection to cars and community. It allows for relationships to be made for the love of cars and for extended family.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $20

Location:
San Diego Automotive Museum
Balboa Park
2080 Pan American Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Thursday, November 14 - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
7:00 PM Italian Film: L'amore Molesto (Troubling Love) What happened to Amalia? Who was with her the night she died? Her daughter Delia is saddened by the news, yet she is not surprised. She considers her mother to be a disgrace even before she hears of the sordid circumstances of her death. Delia travels home to Naples for the funeral and tries to piece together her mother
7:00 PM Stage: Eurydice Sarah Ruhl re-imagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine, Eurydice. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice journeys to the underworld, where she reunites with her father, the Lord of Death, and struggles to hold onto the fading memory of her lost love in the world above. With contemporary characters, plot twists, and visual effects, Sarah Ruhl
7:00 PM Stage: Hold These Truths Shocked by the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, and driven by fear and prejudice, America shipped its own citizens of Japanese ancestry off to internment camps for forced detention. Hold These Truths tells the true story of American Gordon Hirabayashi, a young man who defied an unjust order. Join Gordon on a 50-year quest to avenge an injustice to his community and restore his faith in the U.S. Constitution.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $72

Location:
San Diego Repertory Theatre
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA
MAP

Dates and times:
Thursday, November 14 - 7:00 PM
Friday, November 15 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 16 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 17 - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, November 19 - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, November 20 - 7:00 PM
Thursday, November 21 - 8:00 PM
Friday, November 22 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 23 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 24 - 2:00 PM
Sunday, November 24 - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, November 27 - 7:00 PM
Friday, November 29 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 30 - 2:00 PM
Saturday, November 30 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, December 1 - 2:00 PM
Wednesday, December 4 - 7:00 PM
Thursday, December 5 - 8:00 PM
Friday, December 6 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, December 7 - 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 7 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, December 8 - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM Linda Blair Lectures on Jan Van Eyck Athenaeum Music & Arts Library welcomes back art historian Linda Blair with a new lecture series, Dreams and Enchantment: Jan van Eyck.

The three-part Thursday evening lecture series is designed to transport us to an otherworldly realm of noble knights and dreaming ladies, caparisoned steeds, and fairy-tale castle--all our reveries of the Arthurian knightly dream--in short, to 15th century Burgundy and the last glow of late medieval art.

November 7: Van Eyck as Influencer
How could Jan van Eyck possibly relate to Leonardo? The insights and inventions that made his genius possible were born not in Renaissance Italy, but far away, beyond the Alps in Northern Europe, in small, patrician Bruges, center of the dukes of Burgundy and their court painter, Jan van Eyck. We will plumb Van Eyck's discoveries to look afresh at Leonardo
7:30 PM Book Signing: Laura Trethewey On Thursday, November 14th at 7:30pm Warwick's will host Laura Trethewey as she discusses and signs her new book, The Imperiled Ocean: Human Stories from a Changing Sea. Laura Trethewey is an ocean journalist and the senior writer and editor at Ocean.org, a multi-media story-telling site run by the Vancouver Aquarium. She has been published in Smithsonian Magazine, Courier International, The Walrus, The Globe and Mail, Hakai Magazine, and Canadian Geographic. She lives in Vancouver and this is her first book. This event is free and open to the public. Reserved Seating is available when the book is pre-ordered from Warwick's for the event. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Warwick's
7812 Girard Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
MAP

Thursday, November 14 - 7:30 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 454-0347
7:30 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days The story of Victorian Phileas Fogg, who has determined, with mathematical precision, that the world can be circumnavigated in 80 days - and he has wagered his entire fortune on it.Joined by his trusty, acrobatic valet, Passepartout, Fogg sets off aboard steamships, locomotives, sleighs and pachyderms. Along the way, he meets the beautiful and self-assured Aouda, who joins him on his voyage, and he is pursued at every step by the unrelenting and bumbling Inspector Fix, who believes Fogg to be a notorious bank robber, and who will stop at nothing to cut his journey short.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $40

Location:
New Village Arts Theatre
2787 B State Street
Carlsbad, CA 92008
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, November 8 until Saturday, December 21, 2019
Thursdays - 7:30 PM
Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM Music: Sister Carol Sister Carol is preparing to release her 16th album in the spring 2019 called Reggae Inna Me Blood. Her last album called THC - The Healing Cure featured 15 vibrantly mixed tracks infused with a roots / acoustic sound. The lyrics are informational, humorous and enlightening. Sister Carol is undoubtedly one of the most talented, hardest working female reggae artists available. She has been working the front line for over thirty years. Her music carries a positive social message. Sister Carol is a modern reviver of the faith. Her music is rich with cultural values and social consciousness. Over the years she has been a top featured artist on many festivals. Sister Carol is exceptionally talented on the mic and she is also mindful of the importance of her influence as an example to her listeners. She stands as a singer upholding love, truth and rights.

Admission/Cost: $15

Location:
Worldbeat Cultural Center
2100 Park Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103
MAP

Thursday, November 14 - 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band This play/rock concert thrusts us into the life of a young woman trying to piece together her family history thirty years after her father fled Cambodia. Featuring a cast that performs a mix of contemporary Dengue Fever hits and classic Cambodian oldies, playwright Lauren Yee brings to life the Cambodian rock scene of the ‘60s and ‘70s, a movement cut short by the Khmer Rouge’s brutal attempt to erase the music (and musicians) once and for all. A story about survivors, the resilient bond of family and the enduring power of music.

Admission/Cost: $25

Location:
La Jolla Playhouse
2910 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, 92037
MAP

Dates and times:
Tuesdays & Wednesdays - 7:30 PM
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 7:00 PM
Friday, Saturday and Sunday Matinees - 2:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Mama Mia! In this popular musical, based on the songs of ABBA, Variety Donna lives on a Greek island where she runs a small hotel. Her daughter, Sophie, is preparing for her wedding, dreaming of her father walking her down the aisle. One problem: she doesn
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