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Tuesday, Dec 10
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Music: Gamelan and Mariachi Ensembles
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: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
7:00 PM Stage: A Midsummer Night's Dream
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: Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Christmas Angels
7:00 PM Stage: A Midsummer Night's Dream
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 Stage: 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 Stage: Lighting the Way
8:00 PM Reggae Tuesdaze w/ Ocean Natives & Bunny Mystic
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
Calendar

< Friday, November 22, 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
All Day Native Truth & Healing California Genocide Conference Four days of presentations, music, documentary films, and political action sessions offer attendees a chance to enhance knowledge of the California genocide and Indigenous peoples' history. Engage with others who want to learn more about these topics and come away with new understanding. Come together with the community to share ideas for resolutions that will be sent to state officials at the end of the conference.

Topics to be discussed:

• The Genocide of Indigenous Nations and Peoples
• Traditional Healing and Indigenous Wisdom
• Violence Against Women Act, Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women, Native Feminism & Matriarchal Survivance
• History of the Mission System in California
• Boarding Schools, Contemporary Oppression of Native School Children & Native Youth Empowerment
• Child Welfare and ICWA: Healing Our Children, Families and Communities
• Sacredness of Indigenous Food, Land Management and Protection
• Repatriation
• Contemporary Tribal Law & Restorative Justice
• Film Festival: Tribal Justice; Doctrine of Discovery, the Code of Domination

Schedule:
Thursday - Indigenous Film Festival & Music
Friday, Saturday and Sunday - Panel Discussions, Ceremonies and Performances all day.

Admission/Cost: FREE but please Register

Location (Thursday and Friday):
Conrad Prebys Student Union Theater
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182
MAP - [CAMPUS MAP]

Locations (Saturday and Sunday):
Arts & Letters Building
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182
MAP - [CAMPUS MAP]

Dates and times:
Thursday, November 21 - 8:30 AM to 10:00 PM
Friday, November 22 - 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, November 23 - 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, November 24 - 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM

For more information and a complete schedule of all events, visit: www.sdsu.edu
9:30 AM Kumeyaay Community Garden Unveiling Ceremony Join us as we celebrate the public launch of UC San Diego's first Kumeyaay Community Garden!

This garden is a community space for all students, staff workers, and visitors.

It is intended to be a resource to learn about the many uses of native plants and learn about Kumeyaay culture. Free vegan food will be provided!

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Native American Student Alliance
U.C. San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr
La Jolla, CA 92093
MAP - [CAMPUS MAP]

Friday, November 22 - 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
2:00 PM Talk: What Americans Read When They Read About the Holocaust Professor Emeritus Lawrence Baron will guide our audience through perennial best-selling Holocaust books and why they appeal to a diverse spectrum of the American reading public. Though Anne Frank, Primo Levi, and Elie Wiesel are obviously on this top-ten list, the other works on it range from children's books to Christian Evangelical memoirs.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
San Carlos Library
7265 Jackson Drive
San Diego, CA 92119
MAP

Friday, November 22 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
3:30 PM Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival The Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival lineup features some of the world
6:00 PM Fiesta Santa Cecilia Fundraiser Mariachi Concert Proceeds support National Middle School Fundraiser to buy 100 violins. *Sponsors invited to Pre-Reception at 5:00 PM.

Admission/Cost: Free - $10

Location
Sweetwater Union High School
2900 Highland Avenue
National City, CA 91950
MAP

Friday, November 22 - 6:00 PM o 8:00 PM
7:00 PM Comedy: George Lopez George Lopez's multi-faceted career encompasses television, film, standup comedy, and late-night television. Lopez is currently on his stand up comedy tour in arenas across the country. He also recently completed his standup comedy tour, The Comedy Get Down, with Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, and Cedric the Entertainer. The comedians also debuted their BET scripted comedy series based on their tour. Lopez will next be seen in the film El Chicano, releasing on May 3rd alongside Raul Castillo, Aimee Garcia, and Emilio Rivera. He is also set to star in Walking With Herb opposite Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell. The faith-based film is inspired by Joe S. Bullock's novel of the same name. He recently wrapped shooting the upcoming crime thriller The Tax Collector with Shia LaBeouf and Lana Parrilla. David Ayer wrote the screenplay and directed the film.

Admission/Cost: $41.5 - $56.5

Location:
Balboa Theatre
868 4th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Friday, November 22 - 7:00 PM
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
7:30 PM Stage: Texas in Paris Join The American History Theater for their Fall production of Texas in Paris at White Box Live Arts in Liberty Station opening November 15! This musical, written by Alan Govenar and directed by our own Melissa Malloy, follows the story of two strangers, one black and one white, who have both been invited to sing in a concert series in Paris, France. Both from America's heartland, it takes being thrown together in a strange land for them to face their preconcptions head on. Texas in Paris is a metaphor for the dilemma of race that is currently dividing our nation. The music-spirituals, cowboy songs and country hymns-is a songbook of American life-everyday songs, lost and found, black and white, remembered and discovered as new. Get your tickets now!

Admission/Cost: $15 - $20

Location:
White Box Live Arts
2590 Truxtun Road #205
San Diego, CA 92106
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, November 15 until Sunday, November 24, 2019
Fridays & Saturdays - 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
8:00 PM Stage: And Neither Have I Wings To Fly The play takes place in an Irish country house the 1950’s. A tight knit Irish family turned upside down when a handsome stranger comes into their lives. Wedding plans are changed. A ghost appears. And one of the daughters makes the bravest decision of her life.

Admission/Cost: $18 - $37

Location:
Scripps Ranch Theatre
9783 Avenue of Nations
San Diego, 92131
MAP

Dates & times:
Ongoing until Sunday, December 8, 2019
Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
8:00 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
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