Participant Observation is the Process of Learning by
Observing and Participating in Cultural Life
Search

Any term All terms
Calendar
< October, 2018 >
S M T W T F S
30 01 02 03 04 05 06
07 08 09 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31 01 02 03

Coming Soon...
Tuesday, Oct 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Opera: The Marriage of Figaro
Wednesday, Oct 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM Little Soldiers: A Story on China’s Education System
6:00 PM Film: Eat Pray Love
6:00 PM Border Films & Food
7:00 PM Book Signing: Arjun Singh Sethi - American Hate
7:00 PM Stage: Julius Caesar
7:00 PM Stage: Holmes & Watson
Thursday, Oct 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:30 PM Book Signing: Arjun Sethi - Bearing Witness
7:00 PM Songs of Irish Heroes
7:00 PM Talk: History of Opera
8:00 PM Stage: Holmes & Watson
Friday, Oct 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Classical Indian Violin-Viola Duet
8:00 PM Stage: Metamorphosis
8:00 PM North Park Playwright Festival
8:00 PM Stage: Julius Caesar
8:00 PM Stage: Holmes & Watson
11:00 PM Music: Maykel Blanco y Su Salsa Mayor
Saturday, Oct 27
10:00 AM FilAmFest: Filipino American Arts & Culture Festival
10:00 AM Orchid Kokedama Workshop
11:00 AM Balboa Park Halloween Family Day
11:00 AM Day of the Dead Festival North Park
12:00 PM Filipino-American History Celebration
12:00 PM Encinitas Dia de los Muertos
1:00 PM Talk: Ancient Indulgences - Salt
2:00 PM Stage: Holmes & Watson
5:00 PM Dia De Los Muertos Skull Art Show
6:00 PM The Bulls of Sant'Agata Charge Little Italy
7:30 PM Japanese Pop Culture Party
8:00 PM North Park Playwright Festival
8:00 PM Stage: Metamorphosis
8:00 PM Stage: Julius Caesar
8:00 PM Stage: Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame
8:00 PM Stage: Holmes & Watson
Sunday, Oct 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Setting Sun Sake Fall Garden Party
1:00 PM Stage: Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame
2:00 PM Stage: Metamorphosis
2:00 PM Opera: The Marriage of Figaro
2:00 PM North Park Playwright Festival
2:00 PM Stage: Julius Caesar
4:30 PM Stage: Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame
6:30 PM Paella Cooking Workshop
7:00 PM Stage: Julius Caesar
7:00 PM Stage: Holmes & Watson
Monday, Oct 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Holmes & Watson
6:00 PM World Music Series
Tuesday, Oct 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Wednesday, Oct 31
10:00 AM Dia De Los Muertos Culture & Art Display
7:00 PM Stage: Holmes & Watson
Thursday, Nov 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day Dia De Los Muertos Culture & Art Display
8:00 PM Stage: Holmes & Watson
Friday, Nov 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Until 10:00 PM Dia De Los Muertos Culture & Art Display
8:00 PM City Ballet Tchaikovsky Spectacular
8:00 PM Stage: Metamorphosis
8:00 PM Stage: Holmes & Watson
Saturday, Nov 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Metamorphosis
8:00 PM Stage: Holmes & Watson
Sunday, Nov 4
12:00 PM Asayake Taiko Tryouts
2:00 PM Stage: Metamorphosis
7:00 PM Stage: Holmes & Watson
Monday, Nov 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM World Music Series
Calendar

< Friday, June 1, 2018 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Spotlight

One Book - One San Diego events

Stage

Guadalupe in the Guest Room
Until October 28, 2018

Macbeth
Until October 28, 2018

Mama Mia!
Until February 24, 2019

* Note: newest and shorter run productions can be found in our regular calendar listings.

Exhibitions and Art

Here & There
Until Sunday,December 30

World in Porcelain Exhibit
Until January 19, 2019

Arts Of South And Southeast Asia
Ongoing until January 31, 2019

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

Arts of Iran
Until January 31, 2019

Art of East Asia
Until December 31, 2019

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

German Expressionism
Ongoing until December 31, 2019

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

Free Admission to Mingei International Museum
Ongoing, 3rd Tuesday of each month

Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
Ongoing, 3rd Tuesday of each month

Kids

Classes:Children's West African Drumming
Ongoing Tuesdays

Kids Meet Mandarin
Ongoing Fridays

Chinese Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Spanish Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Bilingual Storytime
Ongoing Fridays

Classes and Workshops

Argentine Tango Series
Ongoing Wednesdays until October 3

French Bench
Until Saturday, December 15

Capoeira Angola de Sao Bento Grande
Ongoing Saturday

West African Dance Class
Ongoing Sunday

Mahjong Lessons
Ongoing Thursdays

Ki Energy Healing Clinic
Ongoing Wednesdays

Emei Qigong Practice
Ongoing Saturdays

Middle-Eastern Drum & Belly Dance Class
Ongoing until December 17

Kokedama Workshop
Ongoing every 1st and 3rd Tuesday

Irish Gaelic Conversation Circle
Ongoing Tuesdays

Tai Chi Workshop
Ongoing Saturdays

African Dance Class
Ongoing Sundays

Salsa Class
Ongoing Tuesdays
10:00 AM Discussion: Afrofuturism Riding the wave of Marvel Studio's groundbreaking blockbuster, Black Panther, the creators Dr. Firyali Richmond, Keithan Jones of KID Comics, and the Malcolm X Library Black Comix Day, the WorldBeat Center, QABPROSERV.COM, The Broker's Building Gallery brings an exclusive AfroFuturist programming block for the upcoming summer seasons. This summer, we will present AfroFuturism: #DreamTank2018. With an assembly of Pan-African visionaries, we'll orchestrate a brainstorm of where we see ourselves in the near and distant futures. Exploring technology, sociology, design and art, we'll compile a series of presentations in an effort to realize an Afrotopia that will enrich ourselves with beauty, prosperity and hope in the world.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $20

Location:
Brokers Building Gallery
402 Market Street
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Dates and times:
Friday, June 1 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday, June 3 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 222-9367
10:00 AM Art: Epic Tales from Ancient India Beginning June 9, the San Diego Museum of Art is showcasing more than 90 works of art from its world-renowned Edwin Binney 3rd Collection, one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of South Asian paintings outside of India, in Epic Tales from Ancient India: Paintings from The San Diego Museum of Art. The exhibition offers the unique opportunity to experience South Asian paintings in their original narrative context, the works illustrating the explanations of literary classics.

Epic Tales from Ancient India represents the major narratives, regions and styles of South Asian art from the 16th through the 19th century, and provides the tools for reading and understanding Indian painting. The exhibition also features an interactive space with hands-on workshops, live musical and dance performances, daily storytelling and more. The museum is also proud to announce the addition of Sabiha Al Khemir who will be the senior adviser for Epic Tales from Ancient India. Al Khemir is an internationally recognized authority on Islamic art and was the founding director of the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $15

Location:
San Diego Museum of Art
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Saturday, June 9 through Monday, September 3

For more information, please call: (619) 696-1966 or visit: www.sdmart.org
11:00 AM Food: Tijuana Renaissance/Feast For the Heart Join us for the San Diego Architectural Foundation's (SDAF's) annual Context Vol. 5 (CV5) program. The event will focus on Tijuana as an emerging international creative nexus for the fine, decorative and culinary arts, and a hot spot where the worlds of architecture, design, art, food, wine and more converge and intersect in exciting, intriguing and sometimes unexpected ways. Come for the food, wine and beer, and stay to explore the architecture, design and culture at Context Vol. 5: The Tijuana Renaissance/Feast for the Heart, this year's edition of the SDAF's annual educational event. CV5: The Tijuana Renaissance offers a multi-part program that includes a special VIP trans-border bus tour leaving from San Diego, including refreshments along the way, a free afternoon art exhibit, and a ticketed evening reception and forum. The CV5 culinary fair offers local food by eight of Tijuana's premier chefs, wine from three different wineries and locally brewed beer hosted in the garden of the Casa de la Cultura, followed by the four-part evening forum. Each part of the forum explores an important facet of the Tijuana Renaissance through the architects, designers, chefs and other creatives who are making it happen.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $195

Location:
Casa de la Cultura de Tijuana
Avenida Paris #5 in Colonia Atamira
Tijuana, BC 22054
MAP

Friday, June 1 - 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sdaf.wildapricot.org
4:00 PM San Diego County Fair The San Diego County Fair offers all of the deep fried-food-on-a-stick, rides, animals, and games you've experienced at other state and county fairs, but is also known for world-class exhibits in fine art, photography, woodworking, jewelry/gems & minerals, and home & hobby, and the Paul Ecke Jr. Flower & Garden Show...not to mention an unsurpassed view of the Pacific Ocean from the Ferris Wheel! The Toyota Summer Concert Series at the San Diego County Fair features nationally recognized entertainment every night; the entertainment lineup is usually announced in late March. With an additional eight stages located throughout the grounds, you're sure to find a band, dance troupe, DJ or comedian to suit your fancy!

This year's fair features numerous Latino performing artists and groups.

Admission/Cost: Free - $19 per day. Many discount packages and ticket deals can be found.

Location:
Del Mar Fairgrounds
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, California 92014
MAP

Dates and times:
Every Day (except Mondays and Tuesdays) from June 1 - July 4 (Exceptions - Fair is also open Monday, July 2 and Tuesday July 3)
11:00 AM to 11:00 PM, except: June 1 - 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM and July 4 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sdfair.com
5:00 PM Socal Night Market The moment you've all been waiting for—the updated vendor list, representing six continents (sorry, Antarctica) and 10+ countries! Support small-business owners who are here to show you an authentic experience.

Enjoy food from all over the world (Mexican, American, Korean, Filipino, Japanese, Peruvian, Indian, Hawaiian, Italian, Polish, Russian, Georgian, French), shop our local vendors, get free massages, listen to local artists, and have fun!

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
James Madison High
4833 Doliva Dr.
San Diego, CA 92117
MAP

Dates and times:
Friday, June 1 - 5:00 PM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, June 2 - 5:00 PM to 12:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.socalnightmarket.com or www.facebook.com
6:30 PM Lecture: Kumeyaay Ethnobotany Kumeyaay Ethnobotany: Shared Heritage of the Californias. For thousands of years, the Kumeyaay have interacted with native plants while continuously refining their botanical knowledge. This presentation, based on the beautifully illustrated book, explores the remarkable interdependence between native peoples and native plants of the Californias. It connects the archaeological and historical record with living cultures and native plant specialists who share their ever-relevant wisdom for future generations. Today, many Kumeyaay Indians in the far-flung ranches of Baja California carry on the traditional knowledge and skills for transforming native plants into food, medicine, arts, tools, regalia, construction materials and ceremonial items. The author and anthropologist, Michael Wilken-Robertson, whose advocacy and applied research have allowed him to develop lifelong friendships with many Native Baja Californians, will share some of his book's told experiences. His research and advocacy work with Baja Californian natives have explored traditional arts, ethnobotany, history, languages and cultural landscapes of the indigenous peoples of the northern Baja California region.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Joyce Beers Uptown Community Center
3900 Vermont Street
San Diego, CA 92103
MAP

Friday, June 1 - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sierra.secure.force.com
7:00 PM Beer & Sake Festival The Japan Society's 16th Annual Beer & Sake Festival is a popular and fast-growing charity tasting event featuring local restaurants serving sumptuous appetizers and breweries pouring tasty beers and sakes. The festival also includes art booths, a silent auction, a raffle and exciting entertainment. Guests will enjoy the dynamic sounds of San Diego Taiko and a tuna cutting demonstration. Proceeds from the Beer & Sake Festival support educational and community outreach programs.

Admission/Cost: $40 - $120

Location:
Harrah's Resort Southern California
777 Harrah's Rincon Way
Valley Center, CA 92082
MAP

Friday, June 1 - 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.harrahssocal.com
7:00 PM Stage: Les Misérables Broadway/San Diego hosts the revised production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's Tony-Award-winning musical phenomenon, which had a two-and-a-half-year return to Broadway. Favorite songs include: "I Dreamed A Dream," "On My Own," "Stars," "Bring Him Home," and "One Day More."

Admission/Cost: $45 - $95

Location:
San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Dates and times:
Tuesday, May 29 - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, May 30 - 7:00 PM
Friday, June 1 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, June 2 - 7:00 PM
Sunday, June 3 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 570-1100 or visit:
Today's Date

IN PRINT SINCE 2006
Follow Us!
Follow Us on FacebookVisit Our YouTube ChannelFollow Parobs on TwitterVisit Us on PinterestVisit Us on Linked-In
Music From Everywhere!
Radio Garden
Support Our Mission
Buy Stuff at Amazon!

Click Here to Buy from Amazon
Published By:
Try This Tonight!

Mexican Pozole Rojo
Book of the Month

Bear Town

by Fredrik Backman
Music of the Month

Letters from Iraq
Oud and String Quintet

by Rahim AlHaj
Our Staff
Section Editors, Writers and Contributors: Sharon Payne, Maura Fox, Dolores Donovan, Edwin Ching, Liam Fox, Azusa Shoji
Copy Editing: Eric Goldman
Associate Editors: Erin Golackson, Christa Parish
Photography: Carlo Toribio,
Editor in Chief: Tom Johnston-O'Neill
Orgs and Causes in San Diego

Click to See More Orgs

Learn a New Language!
Local Language Classes
Online Language Courses
Language Meetups
Dictionaries
Language Books and Software
Immersion Abroad Programs
Join Our Team!
Contact Us

Home - Calendar - Films - Tidings - Donate - Articles - Food - Music - Dance - Stage - Art - Netflix - Books - About - Shops - Extras


The San Diego Participant Observer is a publication of The Worldview Project, a 501(c)3 educational nonprofit corporation
2445 Morena Blvd, Suite 210 San Diego, CA 92110 — © 2006 - 2017