This Weekend: Gatherings, butterflies, and gingerbread

 In Arts and Culture, Community Links, Events

Don’t let a little rain stop you from checking out these events happening in and around southeastern San Diego this weekend. This week’s recommendations include a holiday get-together with SEDC, a dance theater production, and a benefit for a local nonprofit.

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Celebrate the holidays with SEDC this evening! The organization is hosting a holiday get-together with the community at the Joe & Vi Jacobs Center. The festivities begin at 4pm.

  • Joe & Vi Jacobs Center in the Chollas View Room (2nd floor)
    404 Euclid Ave, San Diego, CA 92114 (Google Maps)
    4:00 – 6:00pm / Admission is free

For more info or to RSVP, call  619-527-7345 ext 112.

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Las Mariposas at Eveoke 2010-12 photo copyright Nick Abadilla Photography

Photo credit: Nick Abadilla Photography

It’s the closing weekend for Eveoke Dance Theatre‘s Las Mariposas. Inspired by author Julia Alvarez‘s novel, In the Time of the Butterflies, it’s the story of four sisters living under the dictatorship of General Trujillo in 1960s Dominican Republic. Three were murdered for their participation in the resistance movement; their story is told by the surviving sister.

Tickets and more info can be found on Eveoke’s website. The dance company can also be found on Facebook and you can follow them on Twitter.

  • Through Sunday, December 19
    Performances held at the Tenth Avenue Theatre
    930 Tenth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101 (Google Maps)
    Friday and Saturday at 8pm / Sunday at 2pm
    $20 general admission / $15 students and seniors
    Walk-up tickets are pay-as-you-can within 1-hour prior to performance times

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This Saturday, Arclinea San Diego is hosting The Gingerbread Collective, an open house to benefit Second Chance.

Second Chance provides life skills training, job readiness, and job placement assistance for people who are unemployed or homeless. All proceeds from the event will benefit the organization’s food pantry and holiday meals program.

This year’s open house features San Diego chefs and culinary professionals developing drinks and dishes using gingerbread as their inspiration. Attendees will get to ‘vote’ for their favorites and can participate in a silent auction to win gingerbread houses designed by the chefs. Festivities include a canned food drive and an opportunity drawing.

A $20 donation at the door gets you five tasting tickets and two tickets for the opportunity drawing. Attendees are asked to consider bringing non-perishable food items for Second Chance’s food pantry program.

For more info on the open house, visit Arclinea’s Facebook event page. To learn more about Second Chance, be sure to check out their website.

  • Saturday, December 18 from 12-4pm
    Arclinea San Diego
    2515 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101 (Google Maps)
    Minimum $20 donation at the door
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