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Saturday, Dec 7
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM French Holidays Market
10:30 AM Tamale Making Workshop
12:00 PM Balboa Park December Nights
1:00 PM Book Signing: Mollie Moon
2:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
2:00 PM Building Community Bridges Cultural Fair
2:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
3:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
7:00 PM Tibetan Bowl & Gong Concert
7:00 PM Stage: Sila (The Arctic Cycle)
7:30 PM Stage: Elektra
8:00 PM Music: Pablo Sainz Villegas Tribute To Segovia
8:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
8:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
8:00 PM Stage: And Neither Have I Wings To Fly
8:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
Sunday, Dec 8
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Sila (The Arctic Cycle)
2:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
2:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
2:00 PM Stage: And Neither Have I Wings To Fly
2:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
4:00 PM Encinitas Ballet: The Nutcracker
4:00 PM Amnesty International Write-a-Thon
6:00 PM Comedy: Modi Rosenfeld
7:00 PM Music: Jason Vieaux
7:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
7:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
7:30 PM Music: Andrea Bocelli
8:00 PM John Leguizamo: Latin History for Morons
Monday, Dec 9
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Dec 10
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Music: Gamelan and Mariachi Ensembles
7:30 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
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: A Midsummer Night's Dream
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
7:30 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
7:30 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
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: A Midsummer Night's Dream
7:30 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
7:30 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
8:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
Friday, Dec 13
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
6:00 PM VIA Posada Holiday Celebration Fundraiser
7:00 PM Stage: Sila (The Arctic Cycle)
7:00 PM Stage: A Midsummer Night's Dream
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
7:30 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
8:00 PM An Irish Christmas
8:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
8:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
8:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
Saturday, Dec 14
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 Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
2:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
3:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
5:00 PM Stage: Sila (The Arctic Cycle)
7:00 PM Southern California Ballet The Nutcracker
7:00 PM Stage: A Midsummer Night's Dream
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
7:30 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
8:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
8:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
8:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
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: A Midsummer Night's Dream
2:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
2:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
2:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
2:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
3:00 PM World Holiday Traditions Variety Show
7:00 PM World Holiday Traditions Variety Show
7:00 PM Stage: Cambodian Rock Band
7:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
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
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
8:00 PM Reggae Tuesdaze w/ Ocean Natives & Bunny Mystic
Wednesday, Dec 18
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Old School Little Italy Food Tour
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
7:30 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
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
7:30 PM Film: La Befana Vien di Notte
7:30 PM SDIFF Film: La Befana Vien di Notte (The Legend of the Christmas Witch)
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)
7:30 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
7:30 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol
Friday, Dec 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
7:30 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
8:00 PM Stage: Around the World in 80 Days
8:00 PM Stage: A Christmas Carol

Festivals, Fairs & Celebrations

Enjoy a festival, fair or celebration which has an international, cultural or ethnic flavor.

Calendar
08/31/2019 - Pacific Islander Festival Luau
In celebration of PIFA
10/29/2016 - Balboa Park Halloween Family Day
Over two dozen museums and community partners present costume parades, craft projects for kids, and spooky gallery tours and treasure hunts. Highlights include a mini-carnival hosted by San Diego Park and Rec., a doggie costume contest in the Spanish Village, the San Diego Air & Space Museum
01/30/2016 - Lunar New Year at SeaWorld
Celebrate Lunar New Year at SeaWorld San Diego. Enjoy riveting performances from Chinese acrobats inside Mission Bay Theater. Be awed by lion dancers and take in the beautiful scenery and d
12/11/2019 - SDLFF Poster Unveiling Party
The San Diego Latino Film Festival is thrilled to announce the new official poster for next year's festival.

• New this year! Announcement of 10 finalists & then the BIG $1,000 winner!
• LIVE music: Dynamic duo, Giovanni Mejia & Diamante Cintron, & DJ Rogelio
• Dance performances by Dance Group Algarabía Colombiana
• Hosted by "Al Dia Con Paola" Hernandez (La Poderosa 860AM)
• Live streaming of event for international viewers/artists who can't attend in person! Hosted by Horacio Jones, Owner/Director at Cinema Viva
• Beer by Border X Brewing
• Wine & tequila/Meszcal tastings from Los Javis Mezcal
• Food by Mariscos Beyer Taco Truck
• Exhibits of the top poster finalists
• Archives of Classic SDLFF posters & Art show y mas!

Admission/Cost: $5*

*Your ticket will include a single voucher good for one food item and a drink (beer, wine OR tequila).

Location:
Centro Cultural de la Raza
2004 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Wednesday, December 11 - 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
12/14/2019 - 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
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Saturday, December 14 - 11:00 AM

For more information, please visit: www.friendsofecarts.org
12/28/2019 - 39th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration
WorldBeat Cultural Center will be celebrating its 39th Annual Celebration with 5 of the 7 days of Kwanzaa. Kwanzaa is an African American Holiday celebrated from the 26th of December to the 1st of January. This year, December 26th, marks the 51st anniversary of the Kwanzaa holiday (1996-2016) created by Dr. Maulana Kaulana Karenga to celebrate and reaffirm family, community, and culture.

Each Day will feature Ceremonial candle lighting and libation with live Drumming Kwanzaa.

Poetry reading by Johnnierenee Nia Nelson, Karamu - the traditional feast ( Free vegetarian African American soul food),
"Kwanzaa Celebration Exhibition" will remain open for tours.

Location:
WorldBeat Cultural Center
2100 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Thursday, December 26 until Monday, December 30, 2019
Thursday , December 26 - 9:30 PM Umoja - Unity
Friday , December 27 - 9:30 PM Kujichagulia - Self-Determination
Saturday , December 28 - 9:30 PM Ujima - Collective work & Responsibility
Sunday , December 29 - 9:30 PM Ujamaa - Cooperative Economics
Monday , December 30 - 9:30 PM Nia - Purpose

For more information, please visit: www.facebook.com/events
12/07/2019 - 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
12/01/2019 - San Pasqual Battle Day Reenactment
Commemorating the 1846 Battle of San Pasqual of the Mexican-American war with battle reenactment, military encampment, food and entertainment.
In the San Pasqual Valley southeast of Escondido, in the darkness of early morning on December 6, 1846, the American Army under Stephen Watts Kearny fought the bloodiest encounter to win California from Mexico. General Kearny and his 120 or so member Army of the West had just arrived from Missouri by way of New Mexico. Dreary, hungry, wet, and cold, they met and were defeated by a smaller force of Californios led by General Andres Pico who were waiting there to stop them from joining other American militants.

Suffering over 35 dead or wounded during the battle and under siege on Mule Hill, only the midnight escape by Kit Carson, Edward Beale, and an unnamed Indian averted their outright slaughter. The combined American force led by Commodore Robert Stockton then went on to win the Battle of San Gabriel on January 8 and January 9, 1847.

The San Pasqual battle was only one of the military encounters in California in the war, but it proved to be the bloodiest and most controversial as to the outcome. Today, a California State Monument commemorates the battlefield, and hundreds of volunteers reenact the event there on the Sunday closest to December 6.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park
15808 San Pasqual Valley Road
Escondido, CA 92027
MAP

Sunday, December 1 - 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

For more information, please contact (760)737-2201.
12/07/2019 - 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
12/05/2019 - An Irish Merry Christmas Party
Irish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Join us to celebrate the holiday season for a night with some great company of judges, other attorneys, and law students. We have the whole venue booked and food + 2 drinks are included!

Admission/Cost: Free - $10

Location:
The Whiskey House
420 3rd Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
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Thursday, December 5 - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

For more information, please visit : www.facebook.com
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