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Wednesday, Dec 19
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Film: Bolshoi Ballet's 'The Nutcracker'
7:00 PM Film & Discussion: Crazy Rich Asians
7:00 PM California Ballet: The Nutcracker
7:30 PM Show: Irish Christmas in American
7:30 PM Stage: The Year to Come
Thursday, Dec 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
3:00 PM Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
7:00 PM Winter Solstice Drumming Celebration
7:30 PM Stage: La Pastorela De La Familia
Friday, Dec 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM San Diego Border Dreamers Posada
7:00 PM Performance & Food: Azerbaijan night
7:00 PM Drumming in the Light: Winter Solstice
7:00 PM Gypsy, Belly Dancing & Flamenco Dinner Show
7:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
7:00 PM California Ballet: The Nutcracker
7:30 PM Stage: La Pastorela De La Familia
8:00 PM Winter Schminter: A Solstice Concert
Saturday, Dec 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM West Coast Ballet: The Nutcracker
2:00 PM La Pastorela De La Familia
2:00 PM Stage: The Year to Come
2:00 PM California Ballet: The Nutcracker
2:00 PM Civic Youth Ballet: The Nutcracker
7:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
7:00 PM California Ballet: The Nutcracker
7:30 PM Stage: La Pastorela De La Familia
8:00 PM Music: Beatles vs Stones
Sunday, Dec 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:45 AM 10th Annual Nutcracker Holiday Tea
1:00 PM California Ballet: The Nutcracker
2:00 PM La Pastorela De La Familia
2:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
2:00 PM Stage: The Year to Come
2:00 PM Civic Youth Ballet: The Nutcracker
5:00 PM Calfornia Ballet: The Nutcracker
7:00 PM Music: El Vez - Merry Mexmas
7:00 PM Stage: The Year to Come
7:30 PM Stage: La Pastorela De La Familia
Monday, Dec 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:45 AM 10th Annual Nutcracker Holiday Tea
1:00 PM Peter Sprague's Annual Christmas Eve Concert
Tuesday, Dec 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Stage: The Year to Come
Wednesday, Dec 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tequila, Tacos, & Tombstones: Old Town Tour
6:00 PM Kwanza Unity Umoja
6:00 PM Film Forum: The Salt of the Earth
6:00 PM 38th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration
7:30 PM Stage: The Year to Come
Thursday, Dec 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM 38th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration
Friday, Dec 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM 38th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration
7:00 PM Gypsy, Belly Dancing & Flamenco Dinner Show
Saturday, Dec 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: The Year to Come
6:00 PM 38th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration
7:00 PM San Diego Ballet: The Nutcracker
7:00 PM Music: La Empresa
8:00 PM Music: Los Lobos And The Blasters
Sunday, Dec 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM San Diego Ballet: The Nutcracker
2:00 PM Stage: The Year to Come
6:00 PM 38th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration
7:00 PM Stage: The Year to Come
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< Saturday, December 8, 2018 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Spotlight

One Book - One San Diego events

Stage

Miss Bennet-Christmas at Pemberly
Until December 23, 2018

A Christmas Carol
Until December 30, 2018

Mama Mia!
Until February 24, 2019

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

Exhibitions and Art

Salvador Dali Exhibition
Until December 29, 2018

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

Qi Gong Workshop
Ongoing Saturdays

Salsa Class
Ongoing Tuesdays
12:00 PM Balboa Park December Nights Balboa Park December Nights brings families and friends together to spread holiday joy and kick-off the "most wonderful time of the year" with lights and more!

Balboa Park December Nights, the nation's premier holiday festival, will take place for the 40th consecutive year on Friday, December 1 from 3:00 to 11:00 PM and Saturday, December 2 from noon to 11:00 PM. Friends, families and the community are invited to come together for festive fun, food and attractions throughout the park, including complimentary admission to Balboa Park museums from 5:00 to 9:00 PM. The largest free community festival in San Diego, December Nights is expected to attract more than 350,000 visitors to the park over two days to enjoy and revel in the season.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Balboa Park House of Hospitality
1549 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Dates and times:
Friday, December 7 - 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Saturday, December 8 - 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sandiego.gov
12:00 PM 2nd Annual Island Food & Beer Fest Coconuts & Cocktails is excited to bring the 2nd annual Island Food & Beer Fest in beautiful Downtown San Diego.

Mahalo to everybody who participated and attended our inaugural Island Food & Beer Fest event last year! This year's will be bigger and filled with more surprises and entertainment!

VIP Tickets: Limited to 200 guests.
• Admission/Cost: $75
• Early entrance to the event beginning at 11:00 AM
• Unlimited food samples from 11:00 AM to noon.
• Your own swag bag, including a souvenir cup.
• Access to games and raffles, village of vendors and live entertainment.

General Admission Tickets:
• Admission/Cost: $40
• Entrance to the event beginning at noon.
• Unlimited beer samples from noon to 3:00 PM
• Delicious island food for purchase.
• Souvenir cup.
• Access to games and raffles, village of vendors and live entertainment.

Designated driver tickets are currently sold out.

Event for 21 years old or older

Admission/Cost: $40 - $75

Location:
Waterfront Park
1600 Pacific Highway
San Diego, CA
MAP

Saturday, December 8 - 12:00 PM (Noon) to 5:00 PM
12:00 PM Chanukah Celebration Celebrate Chanukah at the annual Balboa Park December Nights! House of Israel will serve latkes and sufganiyot, and Israeli spirits in the International Spirits Garden.

Besides having a ton of fun, you can support the House of Israel at our biggest fundraiser all year. Your generosity allows us to continue to reach thousands of International visitors each year and share Israel's rich history, culture, and contributions to the world.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
House of Israel
2156 Pan American Plaza
Balbao Park
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Date and times:
Friday, December 7 - 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Saturday, December 8 - 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM
2:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker Voted San Diego's Best Nutcracker production by the "Tommy Awards", this elaborate and elegant production, with exquisite costumes and scenery, will take you on Clara's magical journey from her fun-filled family Christmas party where toy soldiers and mice become life-sized, to the enchanted Snow Forest and on to the Land of Sweets where she is welcomed by the Sugar Plum Fairy, her Cavalier and magical performances from dancers throughout the world. Accompanied by the City Ballet Orchestra and Chorus, this heart-warming production is the perfect way for families to immerse themselves in the holiday spirit, year after year. Following each matinee performances, members of the cast will be in the lobby to greet audience members and pose for photos.

Admission/Cost: $34 - $89

Location:
Spreckels Theatre
121 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, December 7 until Sunday, December 23, 2018
Fridays & Saturdays - 7:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday Matinees - 2:00 PM (no performance 12/9)
7:00 PM Nativity: A Dramatic Musical Celebration Nativity: A Dramatic Musical Celebration is a soul-stirring gospel cantata directed by Terrance Bowens, that uses narration, dance, spirituals, and gospel music to re-tell the story of Christmas. Louise Pearson, renowned music professor and choir director, is the musical director of "Nativity." This piece is part re-enactment of the birth of Jesus, part church service, and part Christmas concert, composed entirely of gospel versions of traditional carols mixed with a few original tunes as well. Bowen's conceptualized version is a testament to the power of gospel music and the story of the Nativity told through the combination of scripture, poetry, dance, and songs that connect today to the time of mangers and swaddling cloths. Each joyous performance brings the real meaning of faith and love to life for the entire family

Admission/Cost: $15 - $25

Location:
Educational Culural Complex
4343 Oceanview Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92113
MAP

Saturday, December 8 - 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
7:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker Voted San Diego's Best Nutcracker production by the "Tommy Awards", this elaborate and elegant production, with exquisite costumes and scenery, will take you on Clara's magical journey from her fun-filled family Christmas party where toy soldiers and mice become life-sized, to the enchanted Snow Forest and on to the Land of Sweets where she is welcomed by the Sugar Plum Fairy, her Cavalier and magical performances from dancers throughout the world. Accompanied by the City Ballet Orchestra and Chorus, this heart-warming production is the perfect way for families to immerse themselves in the holiday spirit, year after year. Following each matinee performances, members of the cast will be in the lobby to greet audience members and pose for photos.

Admission/Cost: $34 - $89

Location:
Spreckels Theatre
121 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, December 7 until Sunday, December 23, 2018
Fridays & Saturdays - 7:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday Matinees - 2:00 PM (no performance 12/9)
7:30 PM Theater: Les Veuves Créoles, Martinique Comedy Le Théâtre Francais de San Diego State University presents the United States premiere of the 18th century Martinique comedy, Les Veuves Créoles.

Presented entirely in French, with a synopsis and literary introduction translated into English.

Les Veuves Créoleswas, as far as we know, the first published literary work to have been composed in Martinique, then a French colony. This three-act prose comedy was published anonymously in 1768 and, according to its foreword, had circulated in manuscript form in Martinique the previous year, where it met with a mixture of criticism and praise. The publication details are given as 'A Amsterdam, & se trouve à Paris chez Merlin Libraire'.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
The Little Theatre
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182
SDSU MAP - [CAMPUS MAP]

Dates and times:
Friday, December 7 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 8 - 7:30 PM
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