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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
Calendar

< Sunday, December 16, 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 AM 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
10:45 AM 10th Annual Nutcracker Holiday Tea Bring your little sugarplums for an unforgettable abridged performance of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker," performed by the Scripps Performing Arts Academy. Pair every plié with a bite of scrumptious tea sandwiches and delicate French pastries.

$65 per adult | $38 per child (ages 4 - 12)
Pricing is exclusive of tax, gratuity and 20% service charge.

$10 of every ticket sold will benefit Isabella's Giraffe Club — a non-profit organization committed to providing emotional and educational support for parents with infants in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Admission/Cost: $38 - $65 (Reservations: 858.314.1996)

Location:
Fairmont Grand Del Mar
5300 Grand Del Mar Ct.
San Diego, CA 92130
MAP

Date and Time:
Sunday, December 23 - 10:45 AM to 12:45 PM
Sunday, December 23 - 1:45 AM to 3:45 PM
Monday, December 24 - 10:45 AM to 12:45 PM
1:00 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 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)
2:00 PM Documentary: Creation & Catastrophe 1948 Through riveting and moving personal recollections of both Palestinians and Israelis, 1948: Creation & Catastrophe reveals the shocking events of the most pivotal year in the most controversial conflict in the world. It is simply not possible to make sense of what is happening in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict today without an understanding of 1948. This documentary was the last chance for many of its Israeli and Palestinian characters to narrate their first-hand accounts of the creation of a state and the expulsion of a nation.

The documentary includes interviews with veterans, refugees, survivors and historians of the war collected in Palestine, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States. Those who lived through the war are the centerpiece of the story, but respected historians, including Charles D. Smith, Avi Shlaim, Nur Masalha, Benny Morris, Ilan Pappe, Rashid Khalidi, and Sharif Kanaaneh provide context for the events.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Point Loma Library
3701 Voltaire Street
San Diego, CA 92107
MAP

Sunday, December 16 - 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
2:00 PM San Diego Suzuki School of Music Winter Concert San Diego Suzuki School of Music will present their Winter Concert; Sponsored by the House of England at the International Cottages in Balboa Park.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
International Cottages
Balboa Park
2294 Pan American Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Sunday, December 16 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 234-0739
2:00 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
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 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 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
5:00 PM Calfornia 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
7:00 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
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
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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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