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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
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< Sunday, August 11, 2019 >


All Day Heiva San Diego Cultural Festival Heiva San Diego 2019 will feature dancers from Japan, Mexico, the South Pacific, and the USA while showcasing Tahitian communities representing all five archipelagoes in French Polynesia. Discover the richness of friendship, music, drumming, ukulele, tiki carving, singing, arts & crafts, exotic costumes, Polynesian food and the spirit that defines The Islands of Tahiti, including the BEST Dance Competition for Solo & Group Tahitian Dance.

This year
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
10:30 AM Oceanside International Film Festival The Oceanside International Film Festival returns for six days
11:00 AM Philippine Cultural Arts Festival The SAMAHAN Filipino American Performance Arts & Education Center will hold its 34th Philippine Cultural Arts Festival on August 10 to 11, 2019, in Balboa Park, at the corner of Park Boulevard and Presidents Way. Annually, SAMAHAN Performing Arts hosts the festival from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM on both days. Admission is FREE. The two-day festival offers continuous entertainment of music and dances. The event showcases performances of traditional Filipino folk dances from different regions of the Philippines, folk songs, Rondalla, Angklung (bamboo percussion instrument), Kulintang (gong) music of Southern Philippines and Filipino Martial Arts. Local budding artists will also be performing.

Guest Artists on Saturday
1:45 PM Opera NEO: Summer Opera Festival And Workshop Join Opera NEO for their Summer Opera Festival and Workshop! Festival program includes La Cenerentola, Eugene Onegin and La Calisto. Check below for schedule on each performance.

Note: For the evening performances, there is a Food Truck Party at 6:00 PM and pre-show talk at 6:30 PM. The Sunday shows have a Food Truck Party at 12:30 and a pre-show talk at 1:15 PM

Admission/Cost: Free - $55

Location:
La Jolla Country Day School
Four Flowers Theater
9490 Genesee Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037
MAP

Dates, times and productions:
Friday, August 2 - 6:45 PM (La Cenerentola)
Saturday, August 3 - 6:45 PM (La Cenerentola)
Sunday, August 4 - 1:15 PM (La Cenerentola)
Thursday, August 8 - 6:45 PM (Eugene Onegin)
Friday, August 9 - 6:45 PM (La Calisto)
Sataturday, August 10 - 6:45 PM (Eugene Onegin)
Sunday, August 11 - 1:15 PM (La Calisto)
2:00 PM House of Italy Lawn Program Come out and visit the House of Italy's lawn program, with talents by Jim Bianchi and Italian ensemble (featuring Rosario Monetti, Dan Ochipinti, Gianni Carbone and Oliver Shirley).

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
International Cottages
2191 Pan American Rd. W
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Sunday, August 11 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.houseofitalysandiego.org

2:00 PM Stage: The Hunchback of Notre Dame What makes a monster and what makes a man? Based on the 1996 Disney film adaptation of Victor Hugo
3:00 PM Music: Allison Adams Tucker Multi-lingual jazz vocalist has traveled and performed internationally.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Mission Trails Church
4880 Zion Avenue
San Diego, CA 92120
MAP

Sunday, August 11 - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
4:00 PM Stage: Songs for a New World This collection of songs examines life, love, and the choices that we make. The audience is transported from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to a ledge, 57 stories above Fifth Avenue, to meet a startling array of characters. A young man has determined that basketball is his ticket out of the ghetto and a woman dreams of marrying rich, which nabs her the man of her dreams.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $25

Location:
Patio Playhouse Theatre
116 S. Kalmia Street
Escondido, 92025
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, August 2 to Sunday, August 18
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM Ravioli Making Workshop In this pasta making workshop attendees will learn how to make the perfect type of pasta dough ideal for raviolis. We will also learn the distinction between hand formed pastas and extruded pastas. We will then begin our hand formed pasta education by making the dough, and then move onto the rolling phase where students will learn to roll the dough to desired thickness for ravioli. After filling the pasta, and forming the raviolis, we will get to taste all our hard work by enjoying a nice family meal together. Each student will still be able to take home fresh pasta as well as cooking and storing instructions. Each participant is encouraged to bring their own to go containers to take their pasta home with them at the end of the workshop.

Admission/Cost: $65
6:00 PM Music: Choro das 3 Choros das 3 returns to San Diego! Choro (pronounced SHOH-roh) music emerged in 19th century Brazil. Employing syncopation and counterpoint it is a very lively music that is fanciful and fun. The word "Choro" means "cry" or "lament", but Choro music is delightfully upbeat.

Choro das 3 is a family-based band composed by three sisters: Corina (flutes), Lia (7 string acoustic guitar) and Elisa (mandolin, clarinet, banjo and piano) and their father Eduardo (pandeiro). They are both charming and astonishingly talented.

The band has performed in concerts and workshops all over Brazil, USA, Mexico and France.

This concert will be OUTSIDE, please dress accordingly.

Come join us at 6:00 PM for a pre-concert reception.

This is a concert you don't want to miss! - Editor

Admission/Cost: $25

Location:
(Private Home)
4249 Ridgeway Dr.
San Diego, CA 92116
MAP

Sunday, August 11 - 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.chorodas3.com.br
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet After his smash-hit Othello and record-breaking Hamlet, Barry Edelstein returns to the Shakespeare Festival to take on the greatest love story of all time. Verona
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