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Coming Soon...
Wednesday, Dec 11
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:30 PM SDLFF Poster Unveiling Party
6:00 PM Movie: The Farewell
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
7:00 PM Stage: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Thursday, Dec 12
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM Stage: Sila (The Arctic Cycle)
7:00 PM SDIFF Film: La Befana Vien di Notte (The Legend of the Christmas Witch)
7:00 PM Stage: Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Christmas Angels
7:00 PM Stage: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Friday, Dec 13
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM VIA Posada Holiday Celebration Fundraiser
7:00 PM Stage: Sila (The Arctic Cycle)
7:00 PM A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
7:00 PM Stage: Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Christmas Angels
7:00 PM Stage: A Midsummer Night's Dream
7:30 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
8:00 PM An Irish Christmas
Saturday, Dec 14
All Day Old Town Las Posadas
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Paris Holiday Celebration
1:00 PM Southern California Ballet The Nutcracker
1:00 PM Talk: Dragons, Myth and Reality
2:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
5:00 PM Stage: Sila (The Arctic Cycle)
6:00 PM Centro Cultural de la Raza‎ Posada
7:00 PM Southern California Ballet The Nutcracker
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
7:00 PM Stage: Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Christmas Angels
7:00 PM Stage: A Midsummer Night's Dream
7:30 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
8:00 PM Film: Love Actually
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 Stage: 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 Stage: Lighting the Way
8:00 PM Reggae Tuesdaze w/ Ocean Natives & Bunny Mystic
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
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< Saturday, December 14, 2019 >


All Day 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 piñata for children. The day’s festivities will wrap up with a campfire and s’mores in the Plaza.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Old Town State Historic Park
4002 Wallace Street
San Diego, CA 92110
MAP

Saturday, December 14 - All Day
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
11:00 AM Paris Holiday Celebration Friends of East County Arts, Inc. presents a “Paris Holiday”

Come and enjoy champagne, tea sandwiches, decadent desserts, opportunity items, door prizes and entertainment

Admission/Cost: $60

Location:
Holy Trinity Parish Hall
405 Ballard St.
El Cajon, CA 92019
MAP

Saturday, December 14 - 11:00 AM

For more information, please visit: www.friendsofecarts.org
1:00 PM Southern California Ballet The Nutcracker Over 100 performers from Southern California Ballet's academy and pre-professional company alongside world-class guest artists Stephen Hanna (ex-principal dancer with New York City Ballet) 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 Rd
Poway, CA 92064
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, December 14 - 1:00 PM to 3:15 PM
Saturday, December 14 - 7:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Sunday, December 15 - 1:00 PM to 3:15 PM
1:00 PM Talk: Dragons, Myth and Reality Courtenay McGowen (Mingei International Museum of Art Board of Trustees Chair) will engage the public in a talk about a creature that has been a source of fascination for centuries--the dragon. Nowadays, dragons are fixtures in pop culture, through franchises like How to Train Your Dragon, Dungeons and Dragons, and Game of Thrones. However, the cultural history behind this creature as a type of ancient imagery that is inherited from our species’ innate fear of predators is not widely known. Through “Dragons: Myth & Reality,” Courtenay will explore the history of dragons in folklore, folk craft, and art from across the world, while challenging participants to question how these creatures of great mythological strength came to be. This lecture is held in conjunction with the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum’s ongoing exhibit, Dragons: Exploring the Symbolism Behind China’s Most Revered Creature(June 1 2019-January 26 2020).

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
Chuang Archive & Learning Center
541 B Second Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Saturday, December 14 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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
5:00 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
6:00 PM Centro Cultural de la Raza‎ Posada Centro's final fundraiser of the year, as they continue to revitalize the space.

Featuring:
• Musical guests La Diabla and Vox Urbana
• DJs
• Silent Auction
• Food & Drinks
• Piñata
*$7 dlls at the door

Admission/Cost: $7

Location:
Centro Cultural de la Raza‎
2004 Park Blvd
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Saturday, December 14 - 6:00 PM " 11:00 PM
7:00 PM Southern California Ballet The Nutcracker Over 100 performers from Southern California Ballet's academy and pre-professional company alongside world-class guest artists Stephen Hanna (ex-principal dancer with New York City Ballet) 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 Rd
Poway, CA 92064
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, December 14 - 1:00 PM to 3:15 PM
Saturday, December 14 - 7:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Sunday, December 15 - 1:00 PM to 3:15 PM
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park Take an extraordinary journey to the magical Land of the Sweets with Clara and her Nutcracker Prince at the San Diego Civic Youth Ballet’s annual production of The Nutcracker. 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.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $20

Location:
Casa del Prado Theatre
Balboa Park
1600 Village Place
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Dates and times:
From Wednesday, December 11 to Sunday December 22, 2019
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM Stage: Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Christmas Angels A new case is brought to the world's greatest detective, told with faint echoes of classic holiday tales you already know. A cast of 20 brings Christmas (along with a head-scratching who-dunnit) to every Holmes fan. The production is embellished by colorful period costumes, holiday music and dancers, and distinctive Victorian Era dialogue of Holmes' England.

Admission/Cost: $5 - $16

Location:
California Center for the Arts
340 N. Escondido Boulevard
Escondido, CA 9202
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Thursday, December 12 until Sunday, December 22, 2019
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
7:00 PM Stage: A Midsummer Night's Dream As one of Shakespeare’s most popular romantic comedies, this play interweaves reality and magic, love and hate, chaos and order. Three distinct worlds are the focus: The Athenians, The Fairies and The Players. Chaos and comedy ensue when they all cross paths. Angry parents, rebellious teens, eloping young lovers, unrequited love, a natural world asunder, mischievous fairies, magical potions, mistaken identities, struggling young actors, wedding revelries, and an ass. Contrary to Shakespeare’s original, this production takes place during modern times in the Mediterranean region. The addition of ethereal dances and orchestral accompaniment augment this “dream-like” play.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $15

Location:
Steele Canyon Charter High School
12440 Campo Road
San Diego, CA 91978
MAP

Dates and times:
Wednesday, December 11 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Thursday, December 12 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday, December 13 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, December 14 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Sunday, December 15 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
7:30 PM - 9:00 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 Saturday December 21, 2019
Fridays & Saturdays - 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday Matinees - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
8:00 PM Film: Love Actually Get your sleigh bells ready because Rooftop Cinema Club San Diego has re-opened its doors and put out its finest décor for the holidays with a fantastic lineup of holiday hits and epic classics that will run from Nov. 19 thru Dec. 22. Featuring a holiday lineup packed with musicals, comedies and romance-comedies, Rooftop Cinema Club San Diego will offer nonstop fun for the entire family. Age limit: 18+

Admission/Cost: $17 - $24

Location:
Manchester Grand Hyatt
One Market Place
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Saturday, December 14 - 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
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