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Monday, Jul 16
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day Film: Bergman Centenary Series
7:30 PM Book Signing: Homelands by Alfredo Corchado
7:30 PM Stage: Queens
Tuesday, Jul 17
All Day Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
All Day Free Admission to Mingei International Museum
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day Film: Bergman Centenary Series
10:30 AM Discussion: Who Wrote the Bible
7:30 PM Book Signing: Crux by Jean Guerrero
7:30 PM Stage: Queens
Wednesday, Jul 18
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day Film: Bergman Centenary Series
3:00 PM 4th Annual Frida Khalo Art Show
7:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
7:30 PM Stage: Queens
8:00 PM Peace Train Concert Honoring Nelson Mandela
Thursday, Jul 19
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:30 PM Global Social Hour
7:30 PM Film: Una Donna per Amica
7:30 PM Stage: Queens
8:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Friday, Jul 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Afrofuturism Lounge
12:00 PM Chicanocon at Border X Brewing
7:30 PM Stage: Queens
8:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
8:00 PM Stage: Monty Python's Spamalot
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Saturday, Jul 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM Peace Train Transcending Barriers March
10:00 AM Afrofuturism Lounge
12:00 PM Chicanocon at Border X Brewing
1:00 PM Discussion: Taoism with Kenneth Cohen
2:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
3:00 PM Stage: Monty Python's Spamalot
6:00 PM Vegan Night Kamanya Experience
7:30 PM Stage: Queens
8:00 PM Music: Allison Adams Tucker
8:00 PM Stage: Monty Python's Spamalot
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Sunday, Jul 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Afrofuturism Lounge
12:00 PM Chicanocon at Border X Brewing
2:00 PM House of Colombia Lawn Program
2:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
2:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
3:00 PM Stage: Monty Python's Spamalot
7:00 PM Stage: Monty Python's Spamalot
7:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
7:30 PM Stage: Queens
Monday, Jul 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Stage: Queens
Tuesday, Jul 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Stage: Queens
Wednesday, Jul 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
7:30 PM Stage: Queens
Thursday, Jul 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Stage: Queens
8:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Friday, Jul 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Stage: Queens
8:00 PM Stage: Monty Python's Spamalot
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
8:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Saturday, Jul 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:30 PM Documentary Series: Knowledge is the Beginning & The Ramallah Concert
2:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
3:00 PM Stage: Monty Python's Spamalot
7:30 PM Stage: Queens
8:00 PM Stage: Monty Python's Spamalot
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Sunday, Jul 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
2:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
3:00 PM Stage: Monty Python's Spamalot
7:00 PM Stage: Monty Python's Spamalot
7:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
7:30 PM Stage: Queens
The San Diego Participant Observer


The City of San Diego is home to one of the most vital and culturally diverse populations to be found anywhere in America. The Participant Observer is a web magazine dedicated to discovering and showcasing the wide variety of culturally interesting events, people, places and organizations our city has to offer. Our continuously updated Events Calendar provides comprehensive information about current and forthcoming events in San Diego. In addition to covering local events, The Participant Observer publishes features and articles about cultural events and phenomena happening around the world. We urge you to explore the many other resources our site provides.
Also on this Site...
This month The Peace Train will be coming through San Diego!
The organization began with a multiethnic children's choir that formed in South Africa in the early 1990s—while the county was still very much divided by Apartheid. Today, it carries its message of peace around the world.
We are very excited to help get the word out about several events that will be going on around town during the Peace Train's stop in San Diego. We hope you can add your voice to the chorus or participant in some way!
To learn more—read on!

By Radia Mbengue
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Cultural Tidings Archive
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Our latest briefs on international and cross-cultural people, places and happenings in and around San Diego. Find out about the latest cultural adventures Worldview Project Volunteers and the WVP Cultural Explorer's Club is up to!

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Less than one half of all Americans have a passport. People without passports not only can't go to far away places like Asia, Africa, Europe or South America, without a passport you can't even travel to Mexico or Canada. An important step in becoming a global citizen is actually getting out there and experiencing other cultures first hand. Don't limit your options! Passports don't expire for 10 years, think ahead and apply for or renew yours today! The steps to apply for a passport are not as daunting as they may seem. Whether you are looking to apply for a new passport or to renew your current passport, follow the steps in our handy guide!
Compiled by Julie Tran
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Ok, we have told you how to apply for or renew your passport! What's next? Well you could just hop on a plane, travel to some far-off land, check into a tourist hotel and go on a bunch of tours to see the local cultural treasures. Indeed we have all done this. But do you want have a deeper cultural experience, one in which you live, eat and stay with local people? Do you want to possibly save some money? Do you have a yearning not just to travel but also do good? If so, read on!

Also, want to travel to learn a new language (or improve your skills) intensively? Then check out our guide to language immersion programs.

Compiled by Julie Tran & Alexandra Harvey
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The Center for World Music is a unique nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster awareness and understanding of the world's diverse performing arts and cultures through public performances and teaching. Its primary purpose is to draw public attention to the diversity of the world's performing arts traditions: Asian, African, European, Latin American, and American.

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Today San Diego's Little Italy is a bustling commercial, dining and entertainment district. But more than a half century ago, it was a largely residential area populated by Italian families, most of which were involved in San Diego's thriving tuna industry. Over the next few decades, Little Italy became a self-contained neighborhood with its own grocery stores, bakeries, restaurants, a Catholic church, an elementary school, a drugstore, and a fire department. Then a half century ago the community was cut in half by the expansion of San Diego's freeway system, devastating a once thriving community. Read about Little Italy's rich past and about local efforts to preserve the neighborhood's unique ethnic character and identity.

By Tony Rocco
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A stone's throw from the Gaslamp Quarter, on the corner of 3rd Avenue and J Street, lies the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum. The museum offers San Diegans an artifactual, pictorial and interactive look into the history of San Diego's Chinese-American inhabitants. Admission is an affordable $2. The museum features numerous cultural, historical and artistic displays as well as regularly held educational programs for children and adults. For a small extra fee the museum also offers docent-lead tours of the permanent collection and featured exhibits as well as tours of the remnants of San Diego's former Chinatown.

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Kourosh Taghavi, instrumentalist, vocalist and Persian classical musician boasts a passionate approach to music that has impacted audiences around the world. His collaborative projects with master musicians and local cultural organizations work to fulfill his lifelong dream to promote Persian classical music. More recently, his ongoing efforts with the Center for World Music bring the setar and Iranian culture to San Diego school districts through hands-on instruction in Persian classical music.


By Amanda Kelly
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Home to 48 million people, South Korea takes great pride in its traditions and history. A great example is its delightful food culture that, despite having influenced by other cultures over time, has remained unique among the world's cuisines.

By Julie Park

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