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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

< Saturday, November 16, 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
8:00 AM CTA Culturally Responsive Education Symposium Are you looking for pd to help you better support your students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds? Do you need salary schedule credits? We've got you!

The Culturally Responsive Education Symposium is part of an on-going series focused on social justice topics provided by the CTA San Diego County Service Center. This is a one-day professional learning experience for educators that will focus on resources, skills, and information to support students from a variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

We have an amazing lineup of local presenters and over a dozen different workshops to choose from that cover elementary through high school. Paying the $100 registration fee is an appropriate use of site/district funds and several districts have sent teams of educators to previous symposiums.

A continental breakfast and lunch that will actually be delicious and have food options for everyone will be provided for all symposium attendees.

UCSD Ext course credit is available for $82.50. Course requirements include attending the symposium, completing a "field experience" by visiting a designated, local organization, and submitting a paper.

***The Community Engagement Committee will be collecting new toys for the Labor Council Toy Drive. For every toy you bring to the Symposium, you will receive an extra opportunity ticket for the opportunity drawing at the end of the day.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $150

Location:
San Diego County Office Of Education
6401 Linda Vista Road
San Diego, CA 92111
MAP

Saturday, November 16 - 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
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
12:30 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
1:00 PM Filmed Ballet: Madama Butterfly Anthony Minghella
2:00 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
2:30 PM DIY Miso Making Workshop In this hands-on workshop, you will learn all about miso, a magical fermented bean paste that originated in Japan many centuries ago. Miso is full of umami and is used to flavor everything from soups to marinades and salad dressings, as well as stir-fries and eggs. Learn: we will talk about the history of miso, its many different forms, and then make a large batch using various legumes. Taste: You'll get to taste various misos to understand the fermentation process. Do: You'll get to pack a mason jar full of miso to take home (but you'll have to wait a year to eat it!) Eat: Then we'll enjoy one of the most popular miso dishes-- homemade miso soup.

Admission/Cost: $50

Location:
City Farmers Nursery
3110 Euclid Avenue
San Diego, CA 92105
MAP

Saturday, November 16 - 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.cityfarmersnursery.com
3:00 PM Music: The Wailers The Wailers perform after the final race of the day, on the Seaside Stage. Racetrack guests will receive free admission if they enter before the final race of the day. Concert admission will cost $30 after the last race.

Age limit: 18+

Admission/Cost: FREE - $30

Location:
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard
Del Mar, CA 92014
MAP

Saturday, November 16 - 3:00 PM
3:00 PM Talk: An Introduction to Arab Culture The San Diego Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) and the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) are hosting this free event featuring Doris Bittar, SD President ADC, Ojeni Touma, Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (DBS), Sarab Aziz, History Dept, UCSD, Ty Odeh, SD Arab American business leader.

Admission/Cost: FREE but please RSVP to info@jaclsandiego.org

Location:
Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa Library
9005 Aero Drive
San Diego, CA 92123
MAP

Saturday, November 16 - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please visit : www.jaclsandiego.org/events
3:00 PM Scandinavian Lutefisk/Meatball Dinner Valhall Lodge is holding their annual Lutefisk/Meatball Dinner. Seatings are at 4:30, 5:00 and 5:30. The Ladies of Valhall will be holding their Lille Butikken featuring Scandinavian items and baked goods. Reservations 619-443-942, Grandmom2dach@gmail.com. Indicate whether you would like Lutefisk, meatballs, or half and half.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $25

Location:
Masonic Lodge #407
4731 Date Street
San Diego, CA 91942
MAP

Saturday, November 16 - 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
4:00 PM Stage: All is Calm -The Christmas Truce of 1914 Bodhi Tree Concerts presents its annual performance of Peter Rothstein's stage depiction of the time, during World War I, when thousands of men put down their guns on a Belgian battlefield and greeted their enemies in no man's land -- and exchanged gifts, sang songs, and played a game of soccer.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $30

Location:
Veterans Museum and Memorial Center
2115 Park Boulevard
San Diego, 92101
MAP

Dates and times:
Friday, November 15 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, November 16 - 4:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, November 17 - 5:00 PM
4:00 PM Music: Hector Villa-Lobos Celebration Greater San Diego Music Coterie, directed by Dr. Angela Yeung, and the Villa-Lobos Museum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil present a lecture performance commemorating the 60th death Anniversary of Brazilian composer Hector Villa-Lobos (1887-1959). Dr. Silvio dos Santo, Professor of Music at the University of Florida and scholar with special interest in Brazilian music, will be giving the lecture. Program includes works for solo guitar, solo piano, Choros No. 2 for flute and clarinet, and Bachianas brasileiras No.5 for 8 cellos and soprano.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
King of Kings Lutheran Church
2993 Macdonald Street
Oceanside, CA 92054
MAP

Saturday, November 16 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

For more information, please visit : www.gsdmusicoterie.org
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 Filmed Ballet: Madama Butterfly Anthony Minghella
7:00 PM Italian Film: Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion A highly regarded Italian police inspector murders his mistress, only to become part of the homicide investigation that follows. The inspector proceeds to plant clues at the crime scene as his fellow officers either ignore or fail to recognize his obvious tampering. But all is not as it seems. While the killer may have an inside track on fabricating his own innocence, he also seems to be testing the competence and integrity of Italian law enforcement. With English subtitles.

Admission/Cost: $8 at the door

Location:
Firehouse Museum Theater
1572 Columbia Street
San Diego, CA
MAP

Saturday, November 16 - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM Fantasie Theater: A Renaissance Spektakular The world of Renaissance and fantasy come to life for an evening of music, magic and fun. Musical performance by European folklore group, Enchanted Realms, with comedy story-telling troupe A Fool and His Family. Costumes are encouraged (Renaissance and/or fantasy).

Admission/Cost: $15

Location:
Summit Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
8778 Cottonwood Avenue
Santee, CA 92071
MAP

Saturday, November 16 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
7:00 PM Benefit Concert to Aid Immigrants and Refugees UURISE presents Peter Mayer and Emma
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: All is Calm -The Christmas Truce of 1914 Bodhi Tree Concerts presents its annual performance of Peter Rothstein's stage depiction of the time, during World War I, when thousands of men put down their guns on a Belgian battlefield and greeted their enemies in no man's land -- and exchanged gifts, sang songs, and played a game of soccer.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $30

Location:
Veterans Museum and Memorial Center
2115 Park Boulevard
San Diego, 92101
MAP

Dates and times:
Friday, November 15 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, November 16 - 4:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, November 17 - 5:00 PM

8:00 PM Film: The Farewell Awkwafina
8:00 PM Stage: Sense and Sensibility A playful adaptation of Jane Austen
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
8:00 PM Stage: Disney's My Son Pinocchio Jr. Presented by JCompany Youth Theatre. This new musical, which retells the classic Disney story from Geppetto
8:00 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
8:00 PM Stage: Ring Around the Moon Asked what he feared most, Truman Capote said, "real toads in imaginary gardens." That describes Jean Anouilh's play. On the surface, the three-acter'sromantic fantasy. But Anouilh places actual people in the fairy tale setting. They wander, bumbling and hurt, through funhouse mazes in search of happiness.

Admission/Cost: $24 - $74

Location:
Lamb's Players Theatre
1142 Orange Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing until Sunday, November 17, 2019
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays - 7:30 PM
Fridays and Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 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
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