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Tuesday, Apr 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM Discussion: Demystifying Diversity
1:00 PM Film: Bye Bye Germany
3:00 PM Film: Diplomacy
7:00 PM Film: Nureyev
7:00 PM Stage: Sweat
8:00 PM Film: Formentera Lady
Wednesday, Apr 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Sweat
8:00 PM Music: Mokoomba
Thursday, Apr 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Workshop: Italia for Travelers with Paola Baracco
3:00 PM Indigo Dye Shibori Workshop
6:00 PM Ignite & Activate San Diego Summit
7:00 PM Music: Aterciopelados & Los Amigos Invisibles
7:30 PM Film: Roma Cittā Aperta (Rome Open City)
7:30 PM Stage: The Servant of Two Masters
8:00 PM Stage: Sweat
Friday, Apr 26
All Day Ignite & Activate San Diego Summit
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:30 PM Talk: Immigrant Resistance in the Deportation Nation
7:00 PM Opera Celebration Concert
7:30 PM The Diary of Anne Frank
8:00 PM Film: Wings of Desire
8:00 PM Stage: The Servant of Two Masters
8:00 PM Stage: Nine
8:00 PM Stage: Sweat
Saturday, Apr 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM 33rd Annual Linda Vista Multicultural Fair & Parade
10:00 AM Art: Little Saigon Stories
10:00 AM Bonsai Spring Show
10:00 AM International Mobile Film Festival
10:00 AM Chase the Spring: Qing Ming Event
11:00 AM Little Italy ArtWalk
12:00 PM Hanamatsuri Celebration
12:00 PM Tequila and Taco Music Festival
1:00 PM Claudia Lyra: Brazilian Folktales and Music
2:00 PM House of Finland Lawn Program
6:00 PM Filipino Pamana Concert
7:00 PM Music: Parisa and Hamnavazan
7:30 PM Music: Pandit Kartik
7:30 PM The Diary of Anne Frank
8:00 PM Stage: The Servant of Two Masters
8:00 PM Stage: Nine
8:00 PM Stage: Sweat
10:30 PM Exhibit: Feeding A Thousand Souls
Sunday, Apr 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:30 AM Film: Pünktchen & Anton
11:30 AM Sake 101
2:00 PM Stage: Nine
7:00 PM Stage: Sweat
7:30 PM The Diary of Anne Frank
Monday, Apr 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM 29th Annual Multicultural Earth Day
Tuesday, Apr 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Witches' Night: An Exploration of Witches in Pop-Culture
7:00 PM Stage: Sweat
Wednesday, May 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:30 PM Debunking Myths: Migration, Criminalization of the Border. . .
6:30 PM Film: Angels Are Made of Light
7:00 PM Stage: Sweat
Thursday, May 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Stage: The Servant of Two Masters
8:00 PM Stage: Sweat
Friday, May 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM Cinco de Mayo Old Town
8:00 PM Stage: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
8:00 PM Stage: The Servant of Two Masters
8:00 PM Stage: Nine
8:00 PM Stage: Sweat
Saturday, May 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Cinco de Mayo Old Town San Diego
8:00 PM Stage: The Servant of Two Masters
8:00 PM Stage: Nine
8:00 PM Stage: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
8:00 PM Stage: Sweat
Sunday, May 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Cinco de Mayo Old Town San Diego
2:00 PM Stage: Nine
7:00 PM Stage: Sweat
8:00 PM Stage: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
Monday, May 6
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Calendar

< Saturday, December 15, 2018 >


10:00 AM Lao Hmong New Year The Hmong New Year is a cultural celebration where families come together to give homage to ancestral spirits and honor to elders. This event showcases the beauty of Hmong culture with music, costumed performances, cultural food, cocktails, displays, and interactive activities.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Kearny Mesa Recreational Park
3170 Armstrong St.
San Diego, CA 92111
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, December 15 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday, December 16 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.lhasd.org
12:00 PM Old Town Las Posadas Let Old Town San Diego help make your holiday season merry and bright! Halls will be decked, fires built, songs sung, and shopping to be done during Old Town Las Posadas.

Fiesta de Reyes invites you to enjoy the holiday spirit with festive decorations throughout the park, entertainment, and holiday experiences for the whole family. At 5:00 PM, the traditional Las Posadas procession will begin. Based on the story of Mary and Joseph's search for shelter in Bethlehem, this event has been part of Old Town San Diego's celebration of Christmas for 68 years. Following the procession, there will be a piņata for children. The day's festivities will wrap up with a campfire and s'mores in the Plaza.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Old Town San Diego
2415 San Diego Ave
San Diego, CA 92110
MAP

Saturday, December 15 - 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
1:00 PM Southern California Ballet: The Nutcracker Southern California Ballet presents this holiday ballet featuring over 100 dancers from the school and the community.

International award-winning dancers Martha Leebolt and Toby Batley, now Artistic Directors of Southern California Ballet, return to the Poway Center for the Performing Arts with their stunning production of "The Nutcracker."

The production features over 100 talented performers from Southern California Ballet's academy and pre-professional company alongside world-class guest artists David Ward and Mary Beth Hansohn.

Southern California Ballet alumnus and musical theater star Victor Wisehart also returns to dance with members of the pre-professional company in the role of Snow Cavalier.

Admission/Cost: $13 - $46

Location:
Poway Center for the Performing Arts
15498 Espola Road
Poway, CA
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, December 15 - 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 16 - 1:00 PM

For additional information, please call:(858) 674-1006
2:00 PM La Pastorela De La Familia Teatro Mascara Magica presents one of San Diego's most popular holiday shows. This year's text, written by the inventive Max Branscomb, "celebrates the family, a journey we all take and we have to choose sides since Evil lurks in every corner and is masked with many faces." William Virchis directs.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $25

Location:
Lyceum Theatre
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Thursday, December 13 until Sunday, December 23, 2018
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays - 7:30 PM
Saturday & Sunday Matinees - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM California Ballet: The Nutcracker California Ballet Company presents "The Nutcracker" at the San Diego Civic Theatre with the San Diego Symphony happening Dec. 14 through 23, 2018.

Join Clara and her Nutcracker Prince on a fantastical adventure with giant rats, glittering snowflakes, and the Sugar Plum Fairy's Kingdom of the Sweets.

California Ballet also presents special 60-minute performances for families with very young children. These shows are at 2:00 PM Saturday, Dec. 14 and Dec. 21.

Before the shows there red carpet photo opportunities, plus meet and greets with the cast after the matinee and early evening performances.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $105

Location:
San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA
MAP

Dates and times:
Multiple dates from Friday, December 14 to Sunday, December 23, 2018
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays - 7:00 PM
Sundays - 5:00 PM
Saturday Matinees - 2:00 PM
Sunday Matinees - 1:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 560-5676
2:00 PM Civic Youth Ballet: The Nutcracker San Diego Civic Youth Ballet performs "The Nutcracker" at the iconic Casa del Prado Theater.

Staged by students and young adults, you'll go on an extraordinary journey to the magical Land of the Sweets with young Clara and her brave Nutcracker Prince.

Witness an epic battle between toy soldiers and mice before being whisked away to an enchanting land of falling snow, waltzing flowers, and the dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Set to Tchaikovsky's timeless score, this classic holiday ballet production is a cherished San Diego family tradition.

Admission/Cost: $12 - $18

Location:
Casa del Prado Theatre
1600 Village Place
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA
MAP - [Park Map]

Multiple dates from Friday, December 14 to Sunday, December 23, 2018
Fridays & Saturdays - 7:00 PM
Saturdays & Sundays - 2:00 PM

For additional details call (619) 233-3060
2:00 PM Stage: The Year to Come Every New Year's Eve a family gathers in their Florida backyard to ring in the coming year. In between dips in the pool, politically incorrect banter and a highly-anticipated onion dip, their relationships grow and fracture in moments that become family legend. Unfolding backwards in time, The Year to Come shows how the promise of our future is shaped by the lens of our past. Rising playwright Lindsey Ferrentino introduces us to a distinctly American family whose evolution mirrors the turbulence of the 21st century.

Admission/Cost: $35 - $92

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

Dates and times:
Ongoing until Sunday, December 30 - 2018
Tuesdays & Wednesdays - 7:30 PM
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 7:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday Matinees - 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.lajollaplayhouse.org
2:00 PM Ballet Arte: The Nutcracker Ballet Arte, an award-winning Solana Beach ballet school, stages its version of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" featuring a cast of students.

The production is choreographed and directed by Ballet Arte founders Sara Viale and Erlends Zieminch.

It's Christmas eve at the Stahlbaum house and the family is hosting a wonderful Christmas party. Herr Drossermeyer surprises everybody with life size toys and he offers Clara a magic Nutcracker. When the clock strikes midnight the room is filled with an army of mice and rats. The Nutcracker and his soldiers fight against the rats and killed the Rat Queen. The Nutcracker turns into a beautiful prince and brings Clara to his magic kingdom. Clara meets Sugar Plum, Spanish, Arabian, Chinese dancers and many more.

Admission/Cost: $28 - $35

Location:
Garfield Theater
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Dr.
La Jolla, CA
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, December 15 - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 16 - 2:00 PM & 6:00 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)
6:00 PM The Nutcracker Ballet Pacific Arts Dance Center's gorgeous NUTCRACKER BALLET will be performed in Concert Hall at California Center for the Arts, December 15th, 6 pm & December 16th, 2 pm.

Join us in this enchanting holiday tradition! Spectacular "Snowflakes", dazzling "Flowers", dynamic "Russian"! Professional, full-length production with children, teens and professional dancers from PADC and internationally. The ballet is full of endearing moments that bring the characters to life, extraordinary choreography, and beautiful dancing, yet affordable to invite family and friends. PADC's Nutcracker has the magic of a festive holiday tradition!

Admission/Cost: $35

Location:
California Center for the Arts, Escondido
340 North Escondido Boulevard
Escondido, CA 92025
MAP

Saturday, December 15 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, December 16 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
7:00 PM Southern California Ballet: The Nutcracker Southern California Ballet presents this holiday ballet featuring over 100 dancers from the school and the community.

International award-winning dancers Martha Leebolt and Toby Batley, now Artistic Directors of Southern California Ballet, return to the Poway Center for the Performing Arts with their stunning production of "The Nutcracker."

The production features over 100 talented performers from Southern California Ballet's academy and pre-professional company alongside world-class guest artists David Ward and Mary Beth Hansohn.

Southern California Ballet alumnus and musical theater star Victor Wisehart also returns to dance with members of the pre-professional company in the role of Snow Cavalier.

Admission/Cost: $13 - $46

Location:
Poway Center for the Performing Arts
15498 Espola Road
Poway, CA
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, December 15 - 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 16 - 1:00 PM

For additional information, please call:(858) 674-1006
7:00 PM Yalda Celebration at Sufi Join the Persian Cultural Center for a fun Yalda Night with dinner and DJ Julius, Karaoke, Hafez Khani and Faal e ghahveh.

Admission/Cost: PCC Member and Students $40 General $50 (Tickets includes dinner)

Location:
Sufi Mediterranean Cuisine
5915 Balboa Avenue
San Diego, CA 92111
MAP

Saturday, December 15 - 7:00 PM to 11:30 PM

For more information, please visit: www.eventbright.com
7:00 PM Ballet Arte: The Nutcracker Ballet Arte, an award-winning Solana Beach ballet school, stages its version of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" featuring a cast of students.

The production is choreographed and directed by Ballet Arte founders Sara Viale and Erlends Zieminch.

It's Christmas eve at the Stahlbaum house and the family is hosting a wonderful Christmas party. Herr Drossermeyer surprises everybody with life size toys and he offers Clara a magic Nutcracker. When the clock strikes midnight the room is filled with an army of mice and rats. The Nutcracker and his soldiers fight against the rats and killed the Rat Queen. The Nutcracker turns into a beautiful prince and brings Clara to his magic kingdom. Clara meets Sugar Plum, Spanish, Arabian, Chinese dancers and many more.

Admission/Cost: $28 - $35

Location:
Garfield Theater
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Dr.
La Jolla, CA
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, December 15 - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 16 - 2:00 PM & 6:00 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)
7:00 PM California Ballet: The Nutcracker California Ballet Company presents "The Nutcracker" at the San Diego Civic Theatre with the San Diego Symphony.

Join Clara and her Nutcracker Prince on a fantastical adventure with giant rats, glittering snowflakes, and the Sugar Plum Fairy's Kingdom of the Sweets.

California Ballet also presents special 60-minute performances for families with very young children. These shows are at 2:00 PM Saturday, December 14 and December 21.

Before the shows there red carpet photo opportunities, plus meet and greets with the cast after the matinee and early evening performances.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $105

Location:
San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA
MAP

Dates and times:
Multiple dates from Friday, December 14 to Sunday, December 23, 2018
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays - 7:00 PM
Sundays - 5:00 PM
Saturday Matinees - 2:00 PM
Sunday Matinees - 1:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 560-5676
7:00 PM Stage: Five Farces by Anton Chekhov Canyon Crest Academy stages The Bear and The Proposal, directed by Jeannine Marquie. Skyler Sullivan directs The Reluctant Tragic Hero and The Festivities. Marquie and Sullivan co-direct The Wedding Reception.

Admission/Cost: $6 - $15

Location:
Canyon Crest Academy
5951 Village Center Loop Road
San Diego, CA 92130
MAP

Dates and times:
Friday, December 7 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, December 8 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Thursday, December 13 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Friday, December 14 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, December 15 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
7:30 PM Comedy: Rex Naverrete Navarrete gathers all of his material from what he calls "real Rex moments," reality and shared life experiences. "I think everything has humor; you will always find humor. I don't always make stuff up. Even though most of my material is geared for a Filipino audience, if you're smart enough you'll understand the universality of it. Look at the comedy traditions of Jewish and African American comics, which are now the mainstream through Seinfeld, Bruce, Allen, Rock, Pryor and Murphy. Our struggles become our comedy."

Admission/Cost: $9

Location:
The American Comedy Company
818 B 6th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Dates and times:
Friday, December 14 - 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Saturday, December 15 - 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Sunday, December 16 - 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 795-3858 or email: info@americancomedyco.com
7:30 PM Stage: La Pastorela De La Familia Teatro Mascara Magica presents one of San Diego's most popular holiday shows. This year's text, written by the inventive Max Branscomb, "celebrates the family, a journey we all take and we have to choose sides since Evil lurks in every corner and is masked with many faces." William Virchis directs.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $25

Location:
Lyceum Theatre
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Thursday, December 13 until Sunday, December 23, 2018
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays - 7:30 PM
Saturday & Sunday Matinees - 2:00 PM
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