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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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< Tuesday, December 18, 2018 >


All Day Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden Take advantage of an opportunity to visit the Japanese Friendship Garden at no cost today. As a public service, Park organizations offer free admission on a rotating basis on the first four Tuesdays of the month to San Diego City and County residents (with ID), and active military and their dependents.

Please note: Some museums may offer complimentary admission to their permanent collections only, and charge admission to special exhibitions or films.

Also note: Some museums may require ID for minors.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Japanese Friendship Garden
2215 Pan American Road
San Diego, CA 92101
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Third Tuesday of the Month - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 232-2721 or visit: www.niwa.org
All Day Free Admission to Mingei International Museum Take advantage of an opportunity to visit the Mingei International Museum at no cost today. As a public service, Park organizations offer free admission on a rotating basis on the first four Tuesdays of the month to San Diego City and County residents (with ID), and active military and their dependents.

Please note: Some museums may offer complimentary admission to their permanent collections only, and charge admission to special exhibitions or films.

Also note: Some museums may require ID for minors.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Balboa Park
Mingei International Museum
1439 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
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Third Tuesday of the Month - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 239-0003 or visit: www.mingei.org
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
10:00 AM NAFTA 2.0 Forum - Mexico Relations A revised trilateral agreement was reached on September 30th which will govern more than $1.3 trillion worth of trade between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada. If approved, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) would replace the North American Free Trade Agreement or NAFTA. While the two documents are largely similar, USMCA updates various chapters in NAFTA and includes additional chapters which were included in the Trans-Pacific Partnership or TPP.

This forum will provide an overview of the revised agreement, next steps in the ratification process and hear from private and public sector stakeholders as to the possible impacts on our binational region.

Attendance to this forum is complimentary, but registration is required.

Admission/Cost: FREE - Register

Location:
Alexandria Torrey Pines Science Park
10996 Torreyana Rd.
San Diego, CA 92121

Tuesday, December 18 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
11:00 AM Art: Japanese Kokedama workshop This is one of the promotional events to let people know about the workshop at the Japanese Garden.

Just Walk In, it's a free Tuesday, free admission to Japanese Garden and comes to join us to make your own unique planet-like sphere kokedama.

Kokedama is a traditional Japanese art form where moss is used as a container for a plant. In this interesting and hands-on workshop, you will learn the skills behind kokedama how to make your very own kokedama. Led by Kanako Yamada, owner of Kodama Forest.

Workshop participants receive:
Full questions and answers from an expert, about this Japanese art form. All of the supplies needed to make your unique Kokedama, including Plants, moss, soils, and all other materials needed.

A unique, fun-to-make Kokedama that you can take home and enjoy, or give as a wonderful living gift.

Instructor Kanako was trained in Kyoto, Japan, and looks forward to sharing her love of bringing unique and adaptable plant gifting techniques with you.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Japanese Friendship Garden
2215 Pan American Rd. E
San Diego, CA 92101
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Tuesday, December 18 - 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
12:55 PM Film: Bolshoi Ballet's 'The Nutcracker' Fathom Events, BY Experience and Pathé Live, bring this "Nutcracker," performed and captured live from the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow.

On Christmas Eve, Marie's wooden nutcracker doll transforms into a beautiful prince who takes her on a magical journey. Before they leave, they must confront the Mouse King whose army is threatening Marie…

Danced by the Bolshoi's principals, E.T.A. Hoffmann's fairy tale staged by Russian ballet master Yuri Grigorovich will transport children and adults alike to a world of magic and wonder for the holiday season.

Admission/Cost: $18

Location:
Screening in multiple San Diego movie theaters

Dates and times:
Sunday, December 18 - 12:55 PM
Monday, December 19 - 6:00 PM
Sunday, December 17 - 12:55 PM
Sunday, December 23 - 12:55 PM
7:30 PM Book Signing: Sins as Scarlet After a brutal investigation ripped apart his life, Kosuke Iwata quit both his job as a detective with the Tokyo Police Department and his country, leaving Japan for the sunnier shores of Los Angeles, California. But, although he's determined to leave his past behind, murder still follows him.

Having set up shop as a private investigator, Iwata is approached by someone from his old life. Her daughter has been killed and the case has gone cold. Out of loyalty, Iwata agrees to take on the case and reinvestigate the homicide. However, what seems initially like a cold-blooded but simple murder takes a complex turn when a witness, a vagrant, recalls the killer's parting words: "I'm sorry."

From the depths of Skid Row to the fatal expanse of the Sonoran Desert, Iwata tracks the disparate pieces of a mysterious and heartbreaking puzzle. But the more he unearths, the more complex this simple act of murder becomes.

Lives untangle, fates converge, and blood is spilled as Inspector Iwata returns.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Warwick's
7812 Girard Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Tuesday, December 18 - 7:30 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 454-0347
7:30 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
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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
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