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Performing and visual arts events in San Diego this week

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By Hoodline - Published on December 19, 2019.

Looking to up your appreciation of the arts?

We've rounded up four artsy events around San Diego this week that will scratch that cultural itch, from a beloved holiday ballet to a wine-centric painting class.

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City Ballet's 'The Nutcracker'

From the event description:

There are tons of "Nutcrackers" in the area, but ours is a must-see. First of all, the historic Spreckels Theatre is the perfect setting for the Victorian-era ballet. With a live orchestra and choreography inspired by Russian tradition, City Ballet's "Nutcracker" adds an extra bit of holiday magic to really get you into the spirit of the season.

When: Friday, Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m.
Where: 121 Broadway
Price: $20 - $42.75
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

'From Gypsy to Belly Dancing to Flamenco: The Journey'

From the event description:

This dinner show features an authentic three-course meal and an atmosphere of European elegance and Mediterranean spirit. Its performances showcase the evolution of flamenco dance through the fusion of Moorish, Andalusian and Spanish folk dance performed by flamenco, gypsy, belly dancers, singers, percussionists and guitarists. You'll marvel at the passion, beauty and athleticism of this traditional art form as you feast on delicacies like the restaurant's famed paella Valenciana and crema Catalana.

When: Friday, Dec. 20, 7 p.m.
Where: Cafe Sevilla San Diego, 353 Fifth Ave.
Price: $45 
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

Up to 52% off Photography Workshop 

From The Workshoppe deal description:

While navigating the garden in Presidio Park, students learn the mechanical basics of cameras and lenses, the fundamentals of exposure, basic composition techniques, how to adjust depth of field and how to react when a squirrel winks at your camera. 

Where: 2727 Presidio Drive, Western San Diego
Price: $42.50 (46% off regular price); additional option available
Click here for more details, and to score this deal

45% Off Painting Class 

From the Paintnvineyard deal description:

During the class, participants follow the directions of a skilled artist to create their own masterpieces, while sipping on wine.

Where: Paintnvineyard, 10035 Carroll Canyon Road, Northeastern San Diego
Price: $22 (45% off regular price); additional option available
Click here for more details, and to take advantage of this deal


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