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Saturday, Dec 16
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 AM SD Hmong Community New Year Celebration
10:00 AM California Ballet: The Nutcracker
11:00 AM DIY Kimchi & Gift-Giving Workshop
11:00 AM Lecture: The Evolution of Chinese Weaponry
11:00 AM Stage: Cinderella Eats Rice & Beans: A Salsa Fairy Tale
12:00 PM Japanese Pottery Sale & Concert
2:00 PM Stage: La Posada Magica
2:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
2:00 PM CDM Roots Thailand
2:30 PM California Ballet: The Nutcracker
3:30 PM Dance: Odissi School December Recital
4:00 PM Posada at Border X Brewing
7:00 PM Yalda Celebration
7:00 PM Music: Ozomatli
7:00 PM Stage: La Posada Magica
7:30 PM La Pastorela de los Alacranes
7:30 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
Sunday, Dec 17
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Let There Be Light: Hanukkah & Kwanzaa Celebration
12:00 PM Cooking Class: Una Noche en España
1:00 PM California Ballet: The Nutcracker
2:00 PM Music: House of England Winter Concert
2:00 PM Four Treasures of the Chinese Study Closing Reception
2:00 PM Stage: La Posada Magica
2:00 PM La Pastorela de los Alacranes
2:00 PM B is for Bangkok Storytime
2:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
4:30 PM Festival: Global Winter Wonderland
5:30 PM California Ballet: The Nutcracker
7:30 PM California Ballet: The Nutcracker
8:00 PM Music: Anhuea, Paula Fuga, Mahi
Monday, Dec 18
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 AM SD Hmong Community New Year Celebration
4:30 PM Festival: Global Winter Wonderland
6:30 PM Discussion: One Hundred Years of Solitude
Tuesday, Dec 19
All Day Free Admission to Mingei International Museum
All Day Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:30 PM Festival: Global Winter Wonderland
7:00 PM Stage: The Meshuga Nutcracker
Wednesday, Dec 20
1:00 PM Cooking Class: French Macaron
4:30 PM Festival: Global Winter Wonderland
7:00 PM California Ballet: The Nutcracker
Thursday, Dec 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM Moscow Ballet's 'Great Russian Nutcracker'
7:30 PM Hanukkah/Solstice Concert
7:30 PM Film: Fräulein una Fiana D'inverno
8:00 PM Moscow Ballet's 'Great Russian Nutcracker'
Friday, Dec 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:30 PM Festival: Global Winter Wonderland
6:00 PM Special Event: Apna Christmas
7:00 PM California Ballet: The Nutcracker
Saturday, Dec 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:30 PM Festival: Global Winter Wonderland
6:00 PM Russian Grand Ballet Presents “The Nutcracker”
7:30 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
Sunday, Dec 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
2:00 PM City Ballet: The Nutcracker
4:30 PM Festival: Global Winter Wonderland
Monday, Dec 25
4:30 PM Festival: Global Winter Wonderland
Tuesday, Dec 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Kwanzaa Unity Umoja
Wednesday, Dec 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:30 PM Festival: Global Winter Wonderland
6:00 PM Kwanzaa - Kujichagulia: Self-Determination
6:00 PM Film: The Spirit Of The Beehive
Thursday, Dec 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM Book Signing: Sandcastle Girls
4:30 PM Festival: Global Winter Wonderland
6:00 PM Kwanzaa - Collective Work and Responsibility: Ujima
Friday, Dec 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:30 PM Festival: Global Winter Wonderland
6:00 PM Kwanzaa: Cooperative Economics: Ujamaa
7:00 PM Stage: Kwanzaa Time
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< Friday, July 28, 2017 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Stage

Black Pearl Sings!
Until December 17

Diary of Anne Frank
Until December 17

Cabaret
Until December 23

Exhibitions and Art

Memories Of Underdevelopment
Until February 4, 2018

Art of the Americas
Until February 18, 2018

Indonesian Shadow Puppets
Until March 1, 2018

Jewels of India
Until March 1, 2018

Recycled and Embroidered Textiles of Bengal
Until March 25, 2018

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

Art of East Asia
Until December 31, 2019

Arts of Iran
Until January 31, 2019

Art Of The 20th Century
Ongoing until December 31, 2019

German Expressionism
Ongoing until December 31, 2019

Dan McCleary, Etchings And Studies: Taller De Grabado Oaxaca 2000 - 2016

Kanban, Traditional Shop Signs Of Japan
Ongoing until October 8, 2017

Art Of The Open Air
Ongoing until February 13, 2018

Kids

Kids Meet Mandarin
Ongoing Fridays

Chinese Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Spanish Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Bilingual Storytime
Ongoing Fridays

Classes and Workshops

Irish Gaelic Conversation Circle
Ongoing Tuesdays - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Tai Chi Workshop
Ongoing Saturdays

Shakespeare&Tea
Ongoing Sundays

African Dance Class
Ongoing Sundays

Dancing With The Brush: Chinese Brush Painting And Calligraphy
Ongoing Tuesdays

Middle-Eastern Drum and Belly Dance Class
Ongoing Mondays

Salsa Class
Ongoing Tuesdays

Urban Art & More
Ongoing Tuesdays

Mandarin Meetup
Ongoing Wednesdays

Cultural Tours and Excursions

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum & Garden Tour
Ongoing, every 1st Saturday of each month

Little Italy Culinary Tour
Ongoing Saturdays

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

Lucha Libre Mexican Wrestling in Tijuana
Ongoing, Select Fridays

Tijuana Street Art Trek with Panca
Ongoing, Select Saturdays

Tijuana Street Eats
Ongoing, Select Saturdays

Tijuana Brewery Tour
Ongoing, Select Saturdays

Tijuana Market Hop
Ongoing, Select Sundays

Tijuana Seafood Food Tour
Ongoing Saturdays

Tijuana Foodie Adventure
Ongoing Saturdays,Tuesdays,Sundays

Ensenada Mexico Pacific Ocean Coastal Tour

Baja Mexico Grand Tour

Tijuana Foodie Adventures

Brews + Chews & Views: Tijuana Walking Tour
Ongoing Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays until Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Other

Tea with The Bard
Ongoing, first Sunday of each month

Kirtan Musical Meditation
Ongoing, Thursdays

Frankie & Maria's Italian Wedding, A Not-So-Ordinary Interactive Dinner Theater
Ongoing, Saturdays, Fridays

10:00 AM Crafting with Moana Join the Mint Studio for a fun morning of making flower crowns, painting, dancing, and singing with guest "Moana".

Admission/Cost: $45

Location:
Mint Studio
5965 Village Way
San Diego, CA 92130
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Friday, July 28 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
5:00 PM Lesson: Argentine Tango Learn Argentine tango in a relaxing and fun environment. The classes are dynamic and designed to acquire and build up the skills and techniques necessary to master and enjoy the tango experience. Tango Porteño is presented by The House of Argentina to share the Argentine culture through the social expression of this beautiful and powerful dance.

Admission/Cost: $12.50 - $15

Location:
Balboa Park Hall of Nations
2191 W. Pan American Road
San Diego, CA 92101
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Friday, July 28 - 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 234-0739 or visit: www.sdhpr.org
5:30 PM Native American Gathering Night The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation is planning a Native American Gathering night on Friday, July 28, 2017, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at the Discovery Center, 1580 Cannon Road, Carlsbad. The event is the first in the new adult summer series sponsored by ViaSat. No registration is required, and the free adult event is open to the public.

The gathering will focus on the lives of the Native Americans who were the first inhabitants of the land around the Agua Hedionda Lagoon. Participants will have the opportunity to experience first-hand presentations by Native American storytellers from various bands. History will come alive as the storytellers relate their lagoon inhabitance, culture and preservation through time.

A light dinner and snacks will be provided.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation Discovery Center
1580 Cannon Road
Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Friday, July 28 - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

For more information, please call: (760) 804-1969 or visit: www.aguahedionda.org
6:00 PM Bollywood Dance Night Come and enjoy Bollywood performances, dance lessons and music in the center courtyard led by Bollywood Steps. This event is free and open to all ages.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
The Headquarters
789 W. Harbor Drvie
San Diego, CA 92101
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Friday, July 28 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 696-0025 or visit: www.theheadquarters.com
6:30 PM Film: Moana In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches Moana's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Tidelands Park
2000 Mullinex Drive
Coronado, CA 92118
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Friday, July 28 - 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 522-7342 or visit: www.coronadotimes.com
7:00 PM Music: Veracruz Blues Formed in 2013, VeraCruz Blues came together in an international music scene that was missing a band that combined the cultures on both sides of the border while keeping a true soulful Afro-Latino essence. With a multicultural background and influences rooted in México, Veracruz, Latin-America, Spain, the Middle-East, the United States and California with a strong Afro-Mestizo identity and soul, VeraCruz Blues is a powerful band for social change and activism in the Californias on both sides of the border.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
California Center for the Arts
340 N. Escondido Blvd
Escondido, CA 92025
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Friday, July 28 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please call: (800) 988-4253 or visit: www.artcenter.org
7:00 PM Stage: The Taming of the Shrew Method Center Actors' Theatre performs "a progressive take on a classic that explores themes of feminism, masculinity, friendship, romance and familial ties while staying true to the hilarious nature of this story." Jasmin Haddad directs.

Admission/Cost: $8 - $20

Location:
Tenth Avenue Arts Center
930 Tenth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
From Friday, July 28 to Sunday August 20
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
7:00 PM Stage: Pippin San Diego Junior Theatre stages the popular musical about young Prince Pippin's search for the secret to true happiness. Is it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh, or the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father King Charlemagne the Great)? "These performances are recommended for ages 13 and older."

Admission/Cost: $12 - $16

Location:
San Diego Junior Theatre
1650 El Prado #208
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Friday, July 28 through Sunday, August 13
(For exact dates and times, please click the link below)

For more information, please call: (619) 239-8355 or visit: www.juniortheatre.com
7:00 PM Music: Ozomatli Ozomatli is a six-piece band playing primarily Latin, hip hop, and rock music, formed in 1995 in Los Angeles.

Admission/Cost: $32

Location:
Music Box
1337 India Street
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Friday, December 15 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 16 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please call (619) 795-1337
7:30 PM Stage: West Side Story West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. The score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, his Broadway debut, is widely regarded as one of the best ever written with timeless pieces such as "Maria," "America," "Tonight," "I Feel Pretty" and countless others. Set in the Upper West Side of New York in the mid-1950s, the world's greatest love story takes to the streets and explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. This landmark Broadway musical is one of the theatre's finest accomplishments.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $20

Location:
Star Theatre
402 North Coast Highway
Oceanside, CA 92054
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Dates and times:
Friday, July 21, July 28 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, July 22, July 29 - 7:30 PM
Sunday, July 23, July 30 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please call: (760) 721-9983 or visit: www.startheatreco.com
8:00 PM Stage: Robin Hood Comic genius Ken Ludwig, whose Baskerville brought Sherlock Holmes to the Globe, is back with a brand-new Globe-commissioned world premiere comedy about another icon: Robin Hood! Under the inventive direction of Jessica Stone (Arms and the Man, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike), and packed with thrills, romance, laughs, and great characters like Little John, Friar Tuck, and Maid Marian, Robin Hood! tells the timeless story of a hero of the people who takes on the powers that be.

Admission/Cost: $39.99 - $92

Location:
Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre
1363 Old Globe Way
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Ongoing until Sunday, September 3, 2017
Tuesdays - 7:00 PM
Wednesdays - 7:00 PM
Thursdays - 8:00 PM
Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
8:00 PM Stage: Brooklyn The Musical Moxie Theatre hosts the West Coast premiere of Brooklyn the Broadway musical about street singers telling the story of a Parisian songstress named Brooklyn and her rise to fame. The show is directed by Leigh Scarritt and features a live band led by Chaz Cabrera.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $30

Location:
Moxie Theatre
6663 El Cajon Boulevard
Suite N
San Diego, CA 92115
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Dates and times:
Friday, July 21 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, July 22 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, July 23 - 2:00 PM
Monday, July 24 - 7:00 PM
Thursday, July 27 - 7:00 PM
Friday, July 28 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, July 29 - 2:00 PM
Saturday, July 29 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, July 30 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 598-7620 or visit: www.moxietheatre.com
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