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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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< Friday, December 21, 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
6:00 PM San Diego Border Dreamers Posada San Diego Border Dreamers is hosting its first annual Posada. They will be having food, drinks, music, raffles, pi˝atas, art auctions & more. Live performances by Aztec Dancers & Folclˇrico. First 40 kids get a free candy bag. As an organization that is created and run by DACA recipients and undocumented residents, we want to help bring some joy into the hearts of our community. This is a celebration of our community and of our resiliency in the face of continuous attacks by this administration. We want to give our community a space to come together and end the year in love and unity in spite of the hate and division that we have had to face for the last 2 years. We want all people to come celebrate and more importantly stand together as a collective community for the dignity, respect and rights of all people. Funds that are raised by the sale of merchandise will be used to finance members of SDBD going to Washington D.C to meet with congressional members to advocate for a Clean Dream Act.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Bread & Salt
1955 Julian Avenue
San Diego, CA 92113
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Friday, December 21 - 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.facebook.org
7:00 PM Performance & Food: Azerbaijan night Time to Celebrate!

Join us in the Gaslamp to celebrate the 1st anniversary of the establishment of the California Azerbaijan Friendship Association. Taste the cuisine of Azerbaijan as Chef Leyla surprises you with Azeri dishes! A night of culture, fine dining, and live Azeri and Turkish music and dances!

Admission/Cost: $50

Location:
Cafe 21 Gaslamp
802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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Friday, December 21 - 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
7:00 PM Drumming in the Light: Winter Solstice Celebrate this Seasonal Turning Point through Beauty and Sound. Mulit-Cultural, Community Ceremony Experience Global Rhythms from Leading Masters *Drums provided or bring your own percussions, rattles, etc. Performers: Internationally acclaimed drum circle facilitator and founder of Upbeat Drum Circles, Christine Stevens with Mark Lamson- Afro Cuban Drum Chant, Frank Lazzaro and Aaron Gannon- Sound healing monochord. Childcare provided for under age 5.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $25

Location:
Seaside Center for Spiritual Living
1613 Lake Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Friday, December 21 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
7:00 PM Gypsy, Belly Dancing & Flamenco Dinner Show Every Friday night, San Diego's Cafe Sevilla Restaurant and Tapas Bar hosts From Gypsy to Belly Dancing to Flamenco: The Journey, a dinner show featuring an authentic three-course meal and an atmosphere of European elegance and Mediterranean spirit.

These performances showcase the evolution of flamenco dance through the fusion of Moorish, Andalusian and Spanish folk dance performed by flamenco, gypsy, belly dancers, singers, percussionists and guitarists.

You'll marvel at the passion, beauty and athleticism of this traditional art form as you feast on delicacies like the restaurant's famed Paella Valenciana and Crema Catalana.

Admission/Cost: $45

Location:
Cafe Sevilla San Diego
353 5th Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101
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Every Friday, August 10 through August 31 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 233-5979 or visit: www.cafesevilla.com
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
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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 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
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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
7:30 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
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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
8:00 PM Winter Schminter: A Solstice Concert Come and join the Lipinsky Family San Diego Jewish Arts Festival favorite, Yale Strom and his band, Hot Pstromi, for a Hanukkah and Winter Solstice Celebration! Klezmer music to ring in the season is sure to be fun for the whole family! Some of the music will be from Strom's new recording "Yale Strom's Broken Consort: Shimmering Lights."

Featuring Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi
Mark Dresser - bass
Fred Benedetti - guitar
Elizabeth Schwartz - vocals

Admission/Cost: $18

Location:
San Diego Repertory Theatre
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
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Friday, December 21 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
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