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Calendar Dec. 23, 2011 – Jan. 5, 2012

Posted: December 23rd, 2011 | Calendar | 1 Comment

Dec. 23

Preschool storytime: 10:30 to 11 a.m., Mission Hills Library, 925 W. Washington St., 692-4910, tinyurl.com/missionhills, free.

Mission Hills Farmer’s Market: 3 to 7 p.m. every Friday, 4050 Falcon St., free.

It’s A Wonderful Life – A Live Radio Play: For times, visit cygnettheater.com. Cygnet Theater, 4040 Twiggs Street, through Dec. 31, tickets start at $29.

Dance like no one is watching: improvisational dance class, Eveoke Dance Theater, 2811 University Ave. $10 for class/jam and barefoot boogie; $5 before 9:30pm, $7 after 9:30pm.

Bonkers! Dance Party: 8:30 p.m., EDM dance party with Junior and Vaughn, Bar Pink 3829 30th St., for ticket information, visit barpink.com.

Dec. 24

Christmas Eve

Golden Hill Farmer’s Market: 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday, B St. between 27th and 28th Streets, free.

The Beaters: 8:30 p.m., Soda Bar, 3615 El Cajon Blvd., $5

Old Town Farmer’s Market: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday, Harney Street, free.

Some Lovers: 2 p.m., with varying show times through the week, Old Globe Theater, 1363 Old Globe Way, tickets start at $35, for more information, including other show dates and ticket prices, visit theoldglobe.org.

Christmas Eve Bilingual Service: 5 p.m., Carols for the City–Bilingual Family Service with the Cathedral Choristers and the St. Cecilia Choir, St. Paul’s Cathedral, 2728 Sixth Ave., free.

Dec. 25

Christmas Day

X-Mas Party Extravaganza: 8 p.m., DJ Craig Science and DJ Jeff Kolob, Eleven, 3519 El Cajon Blvd., no cover

Football and Karaoke: 6 p.m., South Park Abbey, 1946 fern St., for ticket information, visit thesouthparkabbey.com

Dec. 26

Kwanzaa Begins

The Shawline Expression: 9 p.m. with Dave Shaw and Paul Gregg, Red Fox Steakhouse, 2223 El Cajon Blvd., visit redfox.menutoeat.com for pricing information.

Gran Sasso: 8:30 p.m., The Casbah 2501 Kettner Blvd., $5

Middle Eastern Drum and Belly Dance Class: 6 – 7 p.m., Doumbek drumming class for all levels taught by Frank Lazzaro 7 – 8 p.m. tribal belly-dance class taught by Sabrina Fox with live drumming. WorldBeat Cultural Center, 2100 Park Blvd., $12 per class

Dec. 27

Concentration, Visualization, Meditation: Learn techniques for stress reduction, relaxation during meditation classes, as well as advanced breathing techniques, Pilgrimage of the Heart yoga, 3800 30th St. free.

Train of Thought Open Mic night: 8 p.m. 3925 Ohio St., $5

Maneki Neko — Japan’s Beckoning Cats — from Talisman to Pop Icon: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., daily except Monday, Mingei International Museum, 1439 El Prado, free – $7

Saint Bartholomew: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. the only Rembrandt painting on public display in San Diego, Timken Museum of Art, 1500 El Prado, free.

Residents Free Tuesdays in Balboa Park: hours vary by museum, participating museums include San Diego Air & Space Museum, San Diego Automotive Museum (last admission 3:45pm), San Diego Hall of Champions, select House of Pacific Relations International Cottages. Free for San Diego Residents with ID, active military and dependents

Meditation: 1 p.m., instructor-led techniques, Rock Garden Viewing Room in Balboa Park, included in admission.

Dec. 28

The Dudes: 8:30 p.m., Soda Bar, 3615 El Cajon Blvd., free.

Lego playtime: 5 – 6 p.m., North Park Branch Library, 3795 31st St., free.

Homework helpers: 6 – 7:30 p.m., North Park Branch Library, 3795 31st St., free.

‘Got Thought’ Discussion Group: 6:30 p.m., join San Diego Socrates Cafe for “friendly group discussion” on a topic the group selects. Bring “questions and a good attitude.” No age limit; no experience required. Required RSVP: cafesocratic@gmail.com, Lestat’s Coffee House, 3343 Adams Ave, free.

Dec. 29

V.A.M.P. (Video Arts Music Performance) showcase: Kvetch and pass the stories! “So Say We All”, 8:30 p.m., Whistle Stop Bar, 2236 Fern St., $5

North Park Farmer’s Market: 3 to 7 p.m. every Thursday, parking lot behind CVS at 32nd St. and University Ave., free.

How does religion affect U.S. foreign policy: 7 p.m., discussion group, Filter Coffee House, 4096 30th St., free.

Dave Mason: 7:30 p.m., Anthology, 1337 India St., tickets start at $19

Dec. 30

Mission Hills Farmers Market: 3 -7 p.m., every Friday, on Falcon Street between Fort Stockton and Washington, free

Preschool storytime: 10:30 to 11 a.m., Mission Hills Library, 925 W. Washington St., 692-4910, tinyurl.com/missionhills, free.

The Suicide Chords: 9 p.m., Eleven, 3519 El Cajon Blvd., $6

30th on 30th: 5 p.m., on and around 30th Street in North Park, discounted items at local bars, restaurants and stores, free.

Resolution Run: 11 a.m., Downtown YMCA’s 42nd annual event promises 5k run or a 1-mile walk, beginning at Sixth Avenue and Laurel Street, free.

Dec. 31

Hatha Yoga: 5 p.m., last day of the season. Movements, techniques for beginning and advanced yoga practitioners; wear loose clothing and bring a mat. To register, call 619-232-2721 x105. Japanese Friendship Garden on Pan American Road, $8 – $10.

Golden Hill Farmer’s Market: 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday, B St. between 27th and 28th Streets, free.

Old Town Farmer’s Market: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday, Harney Street, free.

It’s A Wonderful Life – A Live Radio Play: 6 p.m., final performance day. Cygnet Theater, 4040 Twiggs Street, tickets start at $29.

Dr. Suess’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., final performance day, The old Globe Theater, 1363 Old Globe Way, tickets start at $24

The Bayou Brothers and Michele Lundeen: 5:30 p.m., Cosmopolitan Hotel and Restaurant, 2600 Calhoun St., free with dinner or music and dancing only $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

Beehive & the Barracudas, Christmas Island, Mrs. Magician: Swami New Year’s Heave, 9 p.m., Bar Pink, 3829 30th St., for ticket information, visit barpink.com.

New Year’s Eve with El Ten Eleven and guest: 9 p.m., Soda Bar, 3615 El Cajon Blvd., $15.

Some Lovers: 2 p.m., final performance day, Old Globe Theater, 1363 Old Globe Way, tickets start at $35, for more information, including other show dates and ticket prices, visit theoldglobe.org.

Jan. 1

Happy New Year from all of us at San Diego Uptown News!

New Year, New You: 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Vajrarupini Kadampa Buddhist Center, 3344 4th Ave. For Meditation and Brunch – $25, for Meditation, Brunch and Afternoon Retreat – $40. For more information, call (619) 940 – 5301 or email info@MeditationInSanDiego.org

See/Saw – Annual Youth Exhibition: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily except Mondays, a juried exhibit of photography and film by young artists, Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado, free – $6

Saint Bartholomew: 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. the only Rembrandt painting on public display in San Diego, Timken Museum of Art, 1500 El Prado, free.

Sunday Morning Gospel Brunch: starting at 11 a.m., Lips Restaurant 3036 El Cajon Blvd., $17.95.

Jan. 2

Monday Night Swing: jump swing (7:30pm), sultry swing (8:30pm), practice time with DJ Meeshi (9:30pm), music for dancing by Lady Dottie and the Diamonds (10pm-1:30am). U-31, 3112 University Ave., 21 and older, $10 before 10 p.m., $3 after.

Pajama Storytime: 6:30 p.m. Mission Hills Branch Library, 925 W. Washington St., free.

Tango with Colette: 7 p.m., free first class any Monday or Wednesday, no partner required. For more information: TangoWithColette.com

Jan. 3

Drop-in Knitting Club: 5 p.m., North Park Library 3795 31st St., reservations not required and supplies not provided, free.

Residents Free Tuesdays in Balboa Park: hours vary by museum, participating museums include Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, Centro Cultural de la Raza, San Diego Model Railroad Museum, San Diego Natural History Museum. Free for San Diego Residents with ID, active military and dependents

Infinite Balance – Artists and the Environment: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily except Mondays, a juried exhibit of photography and film by young artists, Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado, free – $6

Train of Thought Open Mic night: 8 p.m. 3925 Ohio St., $5

Pajama Story time: 6:30 – 7 p.m., Mission Hills Library, 925 West Washington St., free.

Jan. 4

Lego Playtime at the Library: 5 p.m., North Park Branch Library 3795 31st St., free.

Homework Helpers: 6– 7:30 p.m. North Park Branch Library, 3795 31st St., tutoring for children of grades, all subjects. Free.

Science Literacy and Underserved Populations: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Tate Hurvitz of Grossmont College speaks for Exploring Ethics series focusing ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’. Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, free.

Wonder About Winter Constellations: 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Take a “digital tour” of night sky during “The Sky Tonight” planetarium show, then view real sky through telescopes after show (weather permitting) Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, $8 – $12.

Lego Playtime: 5 – 6 p.m., Mission Hills Library, 925 West Washington St., free.

Jan. 5

North Park Farmer’s Market: 3 to 7 p.m. every Thursday, parking lot behind CVS at 32nd St. and University Ave., free.

University Heights Community Forum: 6 – 8:30 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 3967 Park Blvd., free

Get in Your Best Shape: 6 p.m., Run Fit Boot Camp, Morley Field Sports Complex, 2221 Morley Field Dr., $20 per workout or $150 for 10 workouts.

Balboa Park Committee: 6 – 8 p.m., 2150 Pan American Road, free

University Heights Association and Crime Watch: 6:30 – 8 p.m., Birney Elementary School, 4345 Campus Ave., free

Mission Hills Group: 10 a.m., The Mission Hills Book Group will discuss Saint Joan by George Bernard Shaw. New members are always welcome to attend and participate! Please read the book beforehand. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk while supplies last. Mission Hills Library, 925 West Washington St., free.

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  1. The University Heights Community Forum is scheduled for Thursday, January 12 (not January 5 as shown above) from 6 – 8:30 p.m. at the Grace Lutheran Church in University Heights. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.uhcdc.org/whatsNew.html.

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