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Sunday, Dec 15
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Hanukkah Painted Placemat Class
10:00 AM Association for Jewish Studies Conference
1:00 PM Southern California Ballet The Nutcracker
2:00 PM Stage: Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Christmas Angels
2:00 PM Stage: A Midsummer Night's Dream
2:00 PM A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play
2:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
3:00 PM World Holiday Traditions Variety Show
7:00 PM World Holiday Traditions Variety Show
7:00 PM Staged Reading: Lighting the Way
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
Monday, Dec 16
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Association for Jewish Studies Conference
12:45 PM Film: The Bookshop
7:00 PM Stage: A People's Cuban Christmas Tale
Tuesday, Dec 17
All Day Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Association for Jewish Studies Conference
6:30 PM Open Reading: The Merry Wives Of Windsor
7:00 PM Stage: Cirque Dreams Holidaze
7:00 PM Staged Reading: Lighting the Way
Wednesday, Dec 18
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
7:00 PM Stage: Cirque Dreams Holidaze
7:30 PM Music: Irish Christmas in America
Thursday, Dec 19
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Talk: Consul General Carlos González Gutiérrez
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
7:00 PM Stage: Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Christmas Angels
7:30 PM Mariachi Sol De Mexico: A Merry-achi Christmas
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: La Befana Vien di Notte (The Legend of the Christmas Witch)
Friday, Dec 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
7:00 PM Stage: Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Christmas Angels
7:00 PM A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play
7:30 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
8:00 PM Film: Downton Abbey
Saturday, Dec 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:30 AM Pekiti-Tirsia Kali Class
2:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
7:00 PM Winterdance Celtic Christmas Celebration
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
7:00 PM Stage: Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Christmas Angels
7:00 PM A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play
7:30 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
8:00 PM Film: Downton Abbey
Sunday, Dec 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM Winter Solstice Native American Flute Concert
2:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
2:00 PM Stage: Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Christmas Angels
2:00 PM A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play
3:00 PM Food: AfroVegan Pop Up
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
Monday, Dec 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Dec 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Wednesday, Dec 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Thursday, Dec 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Friday, Dec 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Dim Sum Tour
Saturday, Dec 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Cook With Italian Chef & Market Tour
9:30 PM 39th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration
Calendar

< Saturday, December 7, 2019 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Spotlight

One Book - One San Diego Events

Stage

Cambodian Rock Band
Until December 15, 2019

Around the World in 80 Days
Until December 21, 2019

A Christmas Carol
Until December 29, 2019

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

Exhibitions and Art

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

Hanjialin Bao - Between Black and White
Until January 26 2020

Barrio Art Crawl
Ongoing, every 2nd Saturday of each month

Places

Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
Ongoing, 3rd Tuesday of each month

Walking Tour of Asian Pacific Historic District
Ongoing, every 2nd Saturday of each month

Chicano Park Tour
Ongoing Saturdays and Sundays

Kids

Kids Meet Mandarin
Ongoing Fridays

Chinese Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Spanish Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Bilingual Storytime
Ongoing Fridays

Classes and Workshops

Asian Brush Painting/Sumi-e Class
Ongoing Tuesdays

Capoeira Angola de Sao Bento Grande
Ongoing Saturdays

Mahjong Lessons
Ongoing Thursdays

Emei Qigong Practice
Ongoing Saturdays

Kokedama Workshop
Ongoing every 1st and 3rd Tuesday

Irish Gaelic Conversation Circle
Ongoing Tuesdays

Tai Chi Workshop
Ongoing Saturdays
10:00 AM French Holidays Market The 3rd annual French Holidays Market and Open House: Shop for your Christmas gifts in French style with French artisans, crafts and food. You will also be able to meet our Teachers and Staff, visit our facility and library, and register for our Winter Session (running January to March 2020). Classes for Adults and Children of all levels are available. Register before December 7, 2019 and receive a Winter Discounted rate.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Alliance Francaise de San Diego
6640 Lusk Boulevard, Suite 104
San Diego, CA 92121
MAP

Saturday, December 7 - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
10:30 AM Tamale Making Workshop La Tamalada is an authentic Mexican tradition associated with Christmastime. With the tamal-making process being so time-intensive , what better way to do it than celebrating with loved ones. Celebrate one of our beloved traditions with an Olivewood twist. Learn how to prepare hand-made authentic tamales using fresh and traditional ingredients such as banana leaf and corn husk from our amazing Olivewood Kitchenistas, while celebrating life and togetherness. Participants will master their tamal-making skills, connect with their food and community, and take home recipes, tamales, and know-how to share with family and friends! Due to the popularity and authenticity of this class, there is a very limited amount of tickets available, so get your tickets now! Each ticket sold helps Olivewood Gardens & Learning Center maintain our presence in National City through our current programs empowering students and families to lead healthier lifestyles.

Admission/Cost: $75 - $195

Location:
Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center
2525 N Ave
National City, CA 91950
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Saturday, December 7 - 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM
12:00 PM Balboa Park December Nights December Nights is celebrating its 42nd anniversary this year. Held the first Friday and Saturday each December, the event was originally founded when ten Balboa Park cultural organizations hosted the first celebration. That year, 3,000 San Diegans gathered to be a part of the occasion, and it has been a treasured event ever since.

Today, December Nights is San Diego’s largest free festival with more than 350,000 attendees. Guests enjoy entertaining performances, feast on tasty international culinary treats and experience Balboa Park museums.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA
MAP - [Park Map]

Dates and times:
Friday, December 6 - 3:00 PM
Saturday, December 7 - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM Book Signing: Mollie Moon Mollie Moon;s life has been filled with travels throughout Europe, the U.S. and South America, which has given her exposure to many lifestyles and cultures. Her own family background is mixed, with family members on three continents. The immigrant is usually at the center of her novels, reflecting her own history and experience. She resides in Southern California and Five Wishes is her second novel. A third has been published and her fourth novel is in the works.

Five Wishes by Mollie Moon, book summary:

Maria Elena grows up in a violent, poverty-stricken barrio in Honduras. Her dream of a better life becomes more realistic when she makes friends with Lolita, who seems to have the right connections. Together, they plan an escape to L.A., but Lolita's connection is Tio, a drug lord and human trafficker. In spite of her misgivings, Maria Elena joins Lolita and escapes her futureless life, only to end up in a foreign country alone, hungry, and scared.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
San Diego Central Public Library
330 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Saturday, December 7 - 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sandiego.librarymarket.com
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker The Nutcracker is the classic Victorian-era story of the adventures of Clara, the Nutcracker Prince, Herr Drosselmeyer and the Sugar Plum Fairy told through a magical theatrical experience to Peter Tchaikovsky's famous score. Young and old alike will be captivated by Elizabeth Wistrich's choreography, the exquisite costumes and grand sets. Let your childhood dreams return and inspire you to imagine a by gone time.

Admission/Cost: $34 - $93

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

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday December 6 to Sunday December 22, 2019
Fridays & Saturdays - 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday Matinees - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
2:00 PM Building Community Bridges Cultural Fair Second Annual Building Community Bridges: For the Second Year in a Row Westminster Presbyterian is partnering with Bayside Community Center for this multicultural festival and fundraiser. Performances, including Taiko drumming, fan dancing, dragon dancing and Ballet Folklorico, will be followed by appetizers and a silent auction. $50 suggested donation, kids attend for free. All proceeds will benefit Bayside Community Center and their important work in the Linda Vista Community.

Admission/Cost: Free - $50

Location:
Westminster Presbyterian Church
3598 Talbot Street
San Diego, CA 92106
MAP

Saturday, December 7 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

More information, please visit: www.baysidecc.org
7:00 PM Tibetan Bowl & Gong Concert Recording artist, author and sound practitioner Diane Mandle offers a sound healing immersion with ancient Tibetan bowls, gong and percussion creating a tapestry of rising and falling harmonics. Concert will inspire and soothe your spirit. Please call to reserve. Bring a yoga mat. Children must be able to be totally quiet and still.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Solana Beach Library
157 Stevens Ave
Solana Beach, CA 92075
MAP

Saturday, December 7 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
7:00 PM Stage: Sila (The Arctic Cycle) Sila is the Inuit concept of the breath that connects all life. With a blending of Inuit mythology and and realism, this play exposes the consequences of human beings losing their connection to the natural world and ancient wisdom. Set in the Baffin Islands, just inside the Arctic Circle, eight characters-including a climatologist, an Inuit activist and two polar bears-find their values challenged as they grapple with a rapidly changing environment and world. The personal, political, mythical and ecological intertwine as crisis, danger and death shatter the world, only to reveal the possibility of healing.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $15

Location:
Palomar College
1140 West Mission Road
San Marcos, CA 92069
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday December 6 to Saturday December 14, 2019
Friday, December 6 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 7 - 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 8 - 2:00 PM
Thursday, December 12 - 4:00 PM
Friday, December 13 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 14 - 5:00 PM
7:30 PM Stage: Elektra Come one, Come all! Step right up to see Elektra by Sophocles in a new, musical translation by Timberlake Wertenbaker. Elektra finds herself in an endless circus orchestrated by her father's murderers: her mother, The Queen, and her mother's lover who masquerades as The New King. Elektra cannot take part in the charade of happiness and rages against the court, waiting for her exiled brother, Orestes to return and avenge their father. Through music, movement, and the female voice, Elektra takes us inside the toxic cycles of violence that plagued the Ancient Greeks and continue as national spectacle today.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $20

Location:
Shank Theatre
U.C. San Diego
MAP - [CAMPUS MAP]

Dates and times:
Preview- Monday, December 2 - 7:30 PM
Wednesday, December 4 - 7:30 PM
Thursday, December 5 - 7:30 PM
Friday, December 6 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 7 - 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 8 - 2:00 PM
8:00 PM Music: Pablo Sainz Villegas Tribute To Segovia La Jolla Music Society is honored to announce our 2019 Education Ambassador Pablo Sainz Villegas. During his yearlong residency, Mr. Sainz Villegas will present three unique programs exploring the breadth and dynamic versatility of the guitar along with in-depth education activities with local students and community outreach throughout the season. His residency kicks off with a tribute to the father of modern classical guitar, Andres Segovia.

Admission/Cost: $47 - $77

Location:
The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center
7600 Fay Ave.
La Jolla, CA 92037
MAP

Saturday, December 7 - 8:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: And Neither Have I Wings To Fly The play takes place in an Irish country house the 1950’s. A tight knit Irish family turned upside down when a handsome stranger comes into their lives. Wedding plans are changed. A ghost appears. And one of the daughters makes the bravest decision of her life.

Admission/Cost: $18 - $37

Location:
Scripps Ranch Theatre
9783 Avenue of Nations
San Diego, 92131
MAP

Dates & times:
Ongoing until Sunday, December 8, 2019
Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
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