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Wednesday, Nov 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:30 PM Music: Flabba Holt, Cultural Roots & Winston Hussey
Thursday, Nov 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Stage: Miss Bennet-Christmas at Pemberly
8:00 PM Stage: The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Friday, Nov 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Film: Crazy Rich Asians
8:00 PM Stage: The Mystery of Edwin Drood
8:00 PM Stage: Miss Bennet-Christmas at Pemberly
Saturday, Nov 24
3:00 PM Stage: Miss Bennet-Christmas at Pemberly
8:00 PM Music: Akae Beka & Spiritual
8:00 PM Music: Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band
8:00 PM Film: Crazy Rich Asians
8:00 PM Stage: The Mystery of Edwin Drood
8:00 PM Stage: Miss Bennet-Christmas at Pemberly
Sunday, Nov 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM House of Lebanon Lawn Program
2:00 PM Stage: The Mystery of Edwin Drood
2:00 PM Stage: Miss Bennet-Christmas at Pemberly
Monday, Nov 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
3:00 PM Talk: Anthropology and Theology
6:30 PM Discussion: The Chicano Blowout of 1968
7:00 PM Grossmont College Afro-Cuban and Jazz
Tuesday, Nov 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Lecture: Guerra! The People and Places of the Mexican-American War in San Diego
4:00 PM Film: Nowhere to Call Home
Wednesday, Nov 28
5:00 PM Panel Discussion: Health Issues in Sub Saharan Africa
6:00 PM Music: TRES & Debora Galan
Thursday, Nov 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Ramen Festival
7:30 PM Stage: Miss Bennet-Christmas at Pemberly
8:00 PM Music: Orkesta Mendoza
8:00 PM Stage: The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Friday, Nov 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:00 PM Documentary Film: Liyana
8:00 PM Stage: The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Saturday, Dec 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Film: Selma, Lord Selma
3:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
4:00 PM Talk: Afrofuturism Reloaded
4:00 PM Film: Ang Larawan
7:00 PM Music: Metropolitan Klezmer
7:00 PM Yalda (Pesian New Year) Celebration
7:00 PM Yalda (Pesian New Year) Celebration
7:00 PM Film: Lorna
8:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
8:00 PM Stage: Miss Bennet-Christmas at Pemberly
Sunday, Dec 2
9:30 AM Persian Bazaar
2:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
2:00 PM Stage: The Mystery of Edwin Drood
2:00 PM Stage: Miss Bennet-Christmas at Pemberly
7:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
Monday, Dec 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:00 PM Talk: Digital Media and Youth in China
Tuesday, Dec 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
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< Saturday, December 1, 2018 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Spotlight

One Book - One San Diego events

Stage

Mama Mia!
Until February 24, 2019

* Note: newest and shorter run productions can be found in our regular calendar listings.

Exhibitions and Art

World in Porcelain Exhibit
Until January 19, 2019

Arts Of South And Southeast Asia
Ongoing until January 31, 2019

Walking Tour of Asian Pacific Historic District
Ongoing, every 2nd Saturday of each month

Arts of Iran
Until January 31, 2019

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

Free Admission to Mingei International Museum
Ongoing, 3rd Tuesday of each month

Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
Ongoing, 3rd Tuesday of each month

Kids

Classes:Children's West African Drumming
Ongoing Tuesdays

Kids Meet Mandarin
Ongoing Fridays

Chinese Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Spanish Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Bilingual Storytime
Ongoing Fridays

Classes and Workshops

Argentine Tango Series
Ongoing Wednesdays until October 3

French Bench
Until Saturday, December 15

Capoeira Angola de Sao Bento Grande
Ongoing Saturday

West African Dance Class
Ongoing Sunday

Mahjong Lessons
Ongoing Thursdays

Ki Energy Healing Clinic
Ongoing Wednesdays

Emei Qigong Practice
Ongoing Saturdays

Middle-Eastern Drum & Belly Dance Class
Ongoing until December 17

Kokedama Workshop
Ongoing every 1st and 3rd Tuesday

Irish Gaelic Conversation Circle
Ongoing Tuesdays

Tai Chi Workshop
Ongoing Saturdays

African Dance Class
Ongoing Sundays

Salsa Class
Ongoing Tuesdays
2:00 PM Film: Selma, Lord Selma "Selma, Lord, Selma" is a 1999 American film based on true events that happened in March 1965, known as Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama.

The film tells the story through the eyes of an 11-year-old African-American girl named Sheyann Webb (Jurnee Smollett). It was directed by Charles Burnett, one of the pioneers of black American independent cinema.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
El Cajon Branch Library
201 E Douglas Ave.
El Cajon, CA 92020
MAP

Saturday, December 1 - 2:00 PM
3:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol Cygnet Theatre stages its popular rendition, by artistic director Sean Murray, of Dickens' holiday tale of extreme transformation. The piece includes puppets, a new musical sequence, and Tom Stephenson as one of San Diego's finest Scrooges ever. Murray directs.

Admission/Cost: $35 - $65

Location:
Cygnet Theatre
4040 Twiggs Street
San Diego, CA 92110
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Saturday, December 1 until Sunday, December 30, 2018
Wednesdays & Thursdays - 7:30 PM
Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 7:00 PM
Saturday Matinee - 3:00 PM
Sunday Matinee - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM Talk: Afrofuturism Reloaded Cultural critic Mark Dery, who coined the term "Afrofuturism" 25 years ago, gives a lecture on the cultural and artistic concept in the wake of the blockbuster movie "Black Panther."

Is Afrofuturism in danger of being commodified — stripped of its radical politics by consumer capitalism and sold back to us as just another fashion trend?

What does it have to say in an America where white supremacists have rebooted some of the 20th century's ugliest science fictions about race?

Dery asks urgent questions about Afrofuturism, the politics of myth, and the future present.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
San Diego Central Public Library
330 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA
MAP

Saturday, December 1 - 4:00 PM
4:00 PM Film: Ang Larawan San Diego Filipino Cinema invites you to celebrate Philippine Cinema's 100th year anniversary!

To celebrate, we've invited two exceptional Filipino films created by two award-winning Filipino filmmakers from the Philippines:

"Ang Larawan" by Loy Arcenas | December 1, 2018 at 4:00 PM

In a musical tale about standing together against materialism, two impoverished sisters anguish over whether or not to sell a painting, the final masterpiece by their recluse father. A bitter struggle for survival against betrayal set in pre-World War II Manila. Best Picture Winner at the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival.

"Lorna" by Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo | December 1, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Lorna is a sixty year old woman who is constantly searching for the right man, having failed at so many relationships. Having lived close to a lifetime alone, she decides to take another stab at moving on and more importantly, love. Best Picture Nominee, Cinema One Originals 2014; Best Performance by an Actress Nominee, Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2015.

Admission/Cost: $10

Location:
Museum of Photographic Arts
1649 El Prado
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA
MAP - [Park Map]

Saturday, December 1 - 4:00 PM & 7:00 PM
7:00 PM Music: Metropolitan Klezmer Metropolitan Klezmer brings eclectic exuberance to Yiddish musical genres from all over the map. Formed in 1994 by drummer/leader Eve Sicular, this collaborative adventure of exceptional New York musicians combines the best of downtown, classical and World Music scenes to create inspired neo-traditional interpretations and compositions around a panoply of eclectic Yiddish repertoire: ethereal trance, rollicking dance, imaginatively-arranged Yiddish swing and tango, plus genre-expanding originals such as klezmer cumbia.

Hailed as "one of the finest American klezmer bands" by Songlines Magazine (UK), Metropolitan Klezmer performs an exhilarating range of musical treasure with astonishing agility and refreshing depth. They re-invent tradition with both irreverence and respect.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $30

Location:
Museum of Making Music
5790 Armada Drive
Carlsbad, CA
MAP

Saturday, December 1 - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM Yalda (Pesian New Year) Celebration We are thrilled to announce that on December 1st, ISTA UCSD will host its annual celebration of Yalda night to celebrate the Iranian Winter Solstice.
This year's celebration includes a wide range of programs such as a Persian music performance by Ava Ensemble, Hafez recitation, dance performances by Baran Ensemble, and fun family entertainment. The program will also include a Persian traditional buffet dinner from Darband Restaurant, followed by a legendary afterparty with DJ Al and DJ Kia.

Admission/Cost: $35

Location:
Price Center Ballroom
UC San Diego
San Diego, CA
MAP - [CAMPUS MAP]

Saturday, December 1 - 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM
7:00 PM Yalda (Pesian New Year) Celebration We are thrilled to announce that on December 1st, ISTA UCSD will host its annual celebration of Yalda night to celebrate the Iranian Winter Solstice.
This year's celebration includes a wide range of programs such as a Persian music performance by Ava Ensemble, Hafez recitation, dance performances by Baran Ensemble, and fun family entertainment. The program will also include a Persian traditional buffet dinner from Darband Restaurant, followed by a legendary afterparty with DJ Al and DJ Kia.

Admission/Cost: $35

Location:
Price Center Ballroom
UC San Diego
San Diego, CA
MAP - [CAMPUS MAP]

Saturday, December 1 - 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM
7:00 PM Film: Lorna San Diego Filipino Cinema invites you to celebrate Philippine Cinema's 100th year anniversary!

To celebrate, we've invited two exceptional Filipino films created by two award-winning Filipino filmmakers from the Philippines:

"Ang Larawan" by Loy Arcenas | December 1, 2018 at 4:00 PM

In a musical tale about standing together against materialism, two impoverished sisters anguish over whether or not to sell a painting, the final masterpiece by their recluse father. A bitter struggle for survival against betrayal set in pre-World War II Manila. Best Picture Winner at the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival.

"Lorna" by Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo | December 1, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Lorna is a sixty year old woman who is constantly searching for the right man, having failed at so many relationships. Having lived close to a lifetime alone, she decides to take another stab at moving on and more importantly, love. Best Picture Nominee, Cinema One Originals 2014; Best Performance by an Actress Nominee, Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2015.

Admission/Cost: $10

Location:
Museum of Photographic Arts
1649 El Prado
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA
MAP - [Park Map]

Saturday, December 1 - 4:00 PM & 7:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol Cygnet Theatre stages its popular rendition, by artistic director Sean Murray, of Dickens' holiday tale of extreme transformation. The piece includes puppets, a new musical sequence, and Tom Stephenson as one of San Diego's finest Scrooges ever. Murray directs.

Admission/Cost: $35 - $65

Location:
Cygnet Theatre
4040 Twiggs Street
San Diego, CA 92110
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Saturday, December 1 until Sunday, December 30, 2018
Wednesdays & Thursdays - 7:30 PM
Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 7:00 PM
Saturday Matinee - 3:00 PM
Sunday Matinee - 2:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Miss Bennet-Christmas at Pemberly New Village Arts presents the San Diego premiere of Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon's holiday sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Two years after the novel ends, Mary is bored with her status as the forgotten middle sister. An unexpected guest at the family gathering may catch her eye. Kristianne Kurner directs.

Admission/Cost: $33 - $36

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

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, November 16 to Sunday, December 23, 2018
Thursdays - 7:30 PM
Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Saturday Matinees - 3:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
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