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

Any term All terms
< August, 2017 >
30 31 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

Coming Soon...
Friday, Aug 18
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM Summergrass Festival
5:00 PM Latin Food Festival
5:30 PM Film: Beauty and the Beast
7:00 PM Music: Quinteto Caballero
7:00 PM Music: Salvador Padilla
7:00 PM Music: Steel Pulse
7:00 PM Stage: Beauty And The Beast
7:30 PM Music: Mariachi Summit Gala
7:30 PM Music: Taimane Gardner
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
Saturday, Aug 19
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM Latin Food Festival
12:00 PM Summergrass Festival
2:00 PM Music: Quarteto Nuevo
2:00 PM Film: Blue Moon
2:00 PM Stage: Robin Hood
2:00 PM Stage: Beauty And The Beast
3:00 PM Salsa and Salsa
3:30 PM Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Lecture And Awards
4:00 PM Film: Blue Moon
4:00 PM Summer Splash
7:00 PM Music: Shahram Shabpareh and Shahab Tiam
7:00 PM Stage: Beauty And The Beast
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
Sunday, Aug 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:30 AM Class: A Farm to Fork
12:00 PM Summergrass Festival
1:00 PM Film: Knowledge is the Beginning
2:00 PM House of Hungary Lawn Program
2:00 PM Stage: Robin Hood
2:00 PM Stage: Beauty And The Beast
4:00 PM Chicana Tribute
5:00 PM Spanish Sunday
7:00 PM Music: Boléro by the Bay
7:00 PM Music: Carlos Daniels tribute to Juan Gabriel
7:00 PM Stage: Robin Hood
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
Monday, Aug 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM Film: Love and Death
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
Tuesday, Aug 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Class: Beginner level Irish Gaelic
7:00 PM Stage: Robin Hood
Wednesday, Aug 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Film: The Lady from Shanghai
7:00 PM Stage: Robin Hood
7:30 PM Music: David Buchbinder
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
Thursday, Aug 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Film: Séraphine
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
Friday, Aug 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:30 PM Dance Program at the College Avenue Center
5:00 PM Carlsbad Music Festival
6:00 PM SDIKFF: Opening Gala
6:00 PM Sand Sculpture Art Festival
6:00 PM Music: The New Orleans Swinging Gypsies
7:00 PM Music: Kourosh Taghavi
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
9:00 PM Film: Sila and the Gate Keepers of the Arctic
Saturday, Aug 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Sand Sculpture Art Festival
10:00 AM La Vuelta Cultural Street Festival
12:00 PM House of Mexico
12:00 PM Imperial Avenue Street Festival
2:00 PM Stage: Robin Hood
4:00 PM Music: Flamenco Arana
5:30 PM Film: Moana
6:00 PM Taste Of The Philippines With Dakila
7:30 PM Film: The Postman
8:00 PM Lecture: Insights from Archaeological and Historical Investigations
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
11:00 PM SDIKFF: Screenwriters Panel
Sunday, Aug 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Sand Sculpture Art Festival
11:00 AM House of Palestine
12:00 PM Carlsbad Music Festival
2:00 PM Music: Jimmy & Enrique
2:00 PM International Fashion Show
2:00 PM Art: Lei Tang
2:00 PM Stage: Robin Hood
3:00 PM Stage: Mexihco
6:00 PM Music: Ottmar Liebert
7:00 PM Stage: Robin Hood
7:30 PM Music: Ozomatli
7:30 PM Music: Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes & Tonio Bailardo
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
Monday, Aug 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Shakespeare Film Screenings At The Globe
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
Tuesday, Aug 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Class: Beginner level Irish Gaelic
7:00 PM Stage: Robin Hood
Wednesday, Aug 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Film: Spare Parts
7:00 PM Stage: Robin Hood
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
Thursday, Aug 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Film: Midnight in Paris
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet

< Monday, February 13, 2017 >

All Day San Diego Jewish Film Festival The mission of the San Diego Jewish Film Festival is to offer outstanding world cinema that promotes awareness, appreciation and pride in the diversity of the Jewish people to attendees of the community at large. Festival programs aim to educate and illuminate through evocative, independent fiction and documentary films that portray the Jewish experience from current to historic global perspectives. The festival includes over 40 feature-length films and numerous short films.

Admission/Cost: $12.25 - $15.25 unless otherwise noted. (Certain screenings Free and festival passes available).

Festvial Venues:

ArcLight Cinemas (ALC)
4425 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA 92122

Carlsbad Village Theatre (CVT)
2822 State Street
Carlsbad, CA 92008

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre (GT)
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037

Edwards San Marcos Stadium 18 (ESM)
1180 W San Marcos Blvd
San Marcos, CA 92069

Reading Cinemas Town Square 14 (RTS)
4665 Clairemont Dr
San Diego, CA 92117

Film Schedule:

For more information, please visit:
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events


The Taming of the Shrew
Until August 20, 2017

Until August 27, 2017

Robin Hood
Until September 3, 2017

Until September 10, 2017

Exhibitions and Art

American and European Folk Art
Until August 20, 2017

We Are Here/Estamos Aqui
Until October 29, 2017

Trappings: Homage to the Horse and Other Steeds
Until November 12, 2017

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

Art of East Asia
Until December 31, 2019

Arts of Iran
Until January 31, 2019

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

German Expressionism
Ongoing until December 31, 2019

Dan McCleary, Etchings And Studies: Taller De Grabado Oaxaca 2000 - 2016

Kanban, Traditional Shop Signs Of Japan
Ongoing until October 8, 2017


Kids Meet Mandarin
Ongoing Fridays

Chinese Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Spanish Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Bilingual Storytime
Ongoing Fridays

Classes and Workshops

Irish Gaelic Conversation Circle
Ongoing Tuesdays - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Tai Chi Workshop
Ongoing Saturdays

Ongoing Sundays

African Dance Class
Ongoing Sundays

Dancing With The Brush: Chinese Brush Painting And Calligraphy
Ongoing Tuesdays

Middle-Eastern Drum and Belly Dance Class
Ongoing Mondays

Salsa Class
Ongoing Tuesdays

Urban Art & More
Ongoing Tuesdays

Mandarin Meetup
Ongoing Wednesdays

Cultural Tours and Excursions

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum & Garden Tour
Ongoing, every 1st Saturday of each month

Little Italy Culinary Tour
Ongoing Saturdays

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

Lucha Libre Mexican Wrestling in Tijuana
Ongoing, Select Fridays

Tijuana Street Art Trek with Panca
Ongoing, Select Saturdays

Tijuana Street Eats
Ongoing, Select Saturdays

Tijuana Brewery Tour
Ongoing, Select Saturdays

Tijuana Market Hop
Ongoing, Select Sundays

Tijuana Seafood Food Tour
Ongoing Saturdays

Tijuana Foodie Adventure
Ongoing Saturdays,Tuesdays,Sundays

Ensenada Mexico Pacific Ocean Coastal Tour

Baja Mexico Grand Tour

Tijuana Foodie Adventures

Brews + Chews & Views: Tijuana Walking Tour
Ongoing Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays until Wednesday, December 27, 2017


Tea with The Bard
Ongoing, first Sunday of each month

Kirtan Musical Meditation
Ongoing, Thursdays

Frankie & Maria's Italian Wedding, A Not-So-Ordinary Interactive Dinner Theater
Ongoing, Saturdays, Fridays

Jewish Film Festival
Ongoing, Everyday

Belly Dance Greek Dinner Show
Ongoing, Fridays, Saturdays

Haad Sai Thai Food
Ongoing, Thursday

10:00 AM German Expressionism At SDMA The San Diego Museum of Art presents German Expressionism.

In 2011, the museum received an extraordinary gift from the Estate of Vance E. Kondon and Liesbeth Giesberger: 48 exceptional works by the leaders of the German and Austrian avant-garde in the first half of the 20th century, including Otto Dix, George Grosz, Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele. Presented as a temporary exhibition in 2012, these works are a remarkable collection of German Expressionist paintings, drawings, and prints.

Today, a selection from this private collection, as well as a few other German Expressionist works from the museum's permanent collection, are on display.

Members - Free
Youth, 17 and under* - Free
College Students, full time with ID - $8
Seniors, 65 and older with ID - $10
Military, active, retired with ID - $10
Adults - $15

*Children younger than 14 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian (age 18 years or older) at all times.

The San Diego Museum of Art
1450 El Prado
San Diego, CA


Ongoing, until December 31, 2019

Sundays - 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Mondays - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesdays - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesdays - Closed
Thursdays - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Fridays - 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please visit:, or call: (619) 232-7931.
11:00 AM Exhibition: African American Art 'Impressions' San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery presents "Impressions: African American artists and their connection to African Art," an exhibition featuring the works of Andrea Chung, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle and Robert Pruitt as well as select pieces from the San Diego Mesa College African Art collection. Chung, Hinkle and Pruitt create work that represents the black body and inscribes it with meaning through the use of historical im, references to African art and symbolism.

Their work establishes a dialogue that both deconstructs and demystifies gender and race. The artifacts in the African Art collection, some dating as far back as the 16th century, enter into conversation with the works of these contemporary artists and in doing so they reassert their cultural and artistic influence on African American art. Together, this visual ensemble from the past and the present both illuminates and offers insights into the African American experience.

Admission/Cost: FREE

San Diego Mesa College
Art Gallery D101
7250 Mesa College Drive
San Diego

Ongoing February 9 to March 1
Monday - 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Tuesday - 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday - 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Thursday - 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM

For more information, please visit:
11:00 AM 'Every Which Way' Exhibition "Every Which Way" is the third in an annual series of exhibitions inspired by San Diego State University's campus-wide initiative, the Common Experience. Comprised of artwork created by faculty and students from the School of Art + Design, the exhibition explores the current theme "Experience Movement" through multiple disciplines and interpretations. The selection in "Every Which Way" includes approaches ranging from participatory and playful to pieces that examine political and social issues.

Admission/Cost: FREE

SDSU Downtown Gallery
725 W Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101

Ongoing, through April 9, 2017

Thursday through Monday - 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
(closed Tuesday and Wednesday)

For more information, please visit:
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Film Discussion Class: To Catch A Thief Alfred Hitchcock packs along his obsessions in this cheeky diversion shot in the French Riviera. A chilly American socialite (Grace Kelly) tests a reformed jewel thief (Cary Grant) to see if The Cat still prowls. 1955. 106 minutes. With instructor Ralph DeLauro. Sponsored by Jewish Family Service. For age 60 and older.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $2

Temple Emanu-El
6299 Capri Drive
San Diego, CA

Monday, February 13 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

For more information, please visit:
3:30 PM San Diego Film Week San Diego Film Week is a new, week-long festival that celebrates local film (and replaces the Film Consortium Fall Film Festival and Winter Film Showcase). This festival highlights locally produced films, "best of" from other festivals like the GI Film Fest, San Diego International Film Fest, San Diego Asian Film Festival, 48 Hour Film Project, San Diego Latino Film Festival, Horrible Imaginings Film Festival and more.

There will also be awards, workshops and panels, and various parties.

Admission/Cost: $12 - $200

Museum of Photographic Arts
Balboa Park
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA

Dates and times:
Friday, February 10
6:00 PM - Opening Night Gala & New Actor/Filmmaker Showcase

Saturday, February 11
11:00 AM - South of 8
12:00 PM - Finance and Distribution for independent TV, Film, and Online Content 101
1:30 PM - Eternity the Movie
3:00 PM - Miguel and Beth and Moises and Brian: Five Tips For Getting into Bed with Film Programmers
4:00 PM - Spirits of Rebellion
6:00 PM - Best of the San Diego Latino Film Festival
8:00 PM - Comic Relief- Comedy Shorts Showcase

Sunday, February 12
11:00 AM - Thane of East County
1:30 PM - Bullets, Fangs, and Dinner at 8
4:00 PM - Daydream Hotel
6:00 PM - SD ? LA
8:00 PM - The 48 Hour Film Project: From Dream to Screen

Monday, February 13
3:30 PM - Ticket to Write: The Golden Age of Rock Music Journalism
6:00 PM - San Diego Asian Film Festival
8:00 PM - A Woman's Place

Tuesday, February 14
3:30 PM - Janey Makes a Play

Wednesday, February 15
3:30 PM - Art as a Weapon
6:00 PM - Best of the GI Film Festival San Diego
8:00 PM - SD ? TJ- Binational Short Films Screening

Thursday, February 16
3:30 PM - Working Class
6:00 PM - Global Consciousness- San Diego International Film Festival
8:00 PM - Right in the Feels: Drama Shorts Program

Friday, February 17
3:30 PM - Breaking Point
6:00 PM - Horrible Imaginings: Bringing Darkness to Sunny San Diego
8:00 PM - After Hours: Late Night and Horror Shorts Showcase

Saturday, February 18
11:00 AM - The Nasty Terrible T-Kid
12:00 PM - "Editing for Emotional Impact: Change is Good!"
1:30 PM - A Life Lived
1:30 PM - Editing Tips with Adobe Tools
3:00 PM - SAG-AFTRA Contracts Made Simple: The Real Deal About the Theatrical Low Budget and New Media Agreements
6:00 PM - Closing Party and Awards Ceremony

Sunday, February 19
11:00 AM - USS Indianapolis: The Legacy
12:00 PM - "Smooth Shooting On-Location in the City of San Diego" by City of San Diego Special Events & Filming Department
1:30 PM - What's the Vig?
2:00 PM - "Your First Job In The Industry: How To Establish Your New Career" by Veterans in Film and Television

For more information, please visit: www.
4:00 PM Talk: How Should the U.S. Approach China? With a new administration in the White House, maintaining what is perhaps the country's most crucial bilateral relationship remains a critical issue. Members of a high-level Task Force on U.S.-China Policy, organized by the 21st Century China Center at UC San Diego's School of Global Policy and Strategy and Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations, will discuss their expert recommendations for the Trump administration.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Atkinson Pavilion
UC San Diego Faculty Club
9500 Gilman Drive

Monday, February 13 - 4:00 PM

For more information, please visit:
5:00 PM Talk: Murder of a Town in Galicia For centuries, Poles, Ukrainians, and Jews coexisted in the East Galician town of Buczacz, but the German conquest of the region in 1941 transformed it into a site of genocide. By the time the town was liberated in 1944, the entire Jewish population had been murdered by the Nazis, with help from local Ukrainians, who then ethnically cleansed the region of the Polish population. In this talk, Omer Bartov, the John P. Birkelund Distinguished Professor of European History and German Studies at Brown University, explores the dynamics of this horrifying genocidal violence, and discusses its erasure from local memory. Born and raised in Israel, Bartov is one of the world's leading authorities on the subject of genocide.


Seuss Room
Geisel Library
9500 Gilman Drive

Monday, February 13 - 5:00 PM

For more information, please visit:
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM An Archaeological Perspective on Humans and Climate Change How are modern day humans adapting to climate change? To find the answer, archaeologists are studying how human societies have responded to environmental changes in the past.

Dr. Isabel Rivera-Collazo focuses on understanding human resilience and adaptation to past environmental change as a lens through which we can view the future. Finding answers involves diverse disciplines, including archeology, anthropology, geomorphology, ecosystem dynamics, and climate science. Learn how her work at Scripps Oceanography and in UC San Diego's Department of Anthropology is changing the way we view climate change and its impacts on society.

Admission/Cost: $5 - $8

Birch Aquarium at Scripps
2300 Expedition Way
San Diego, CA 92037

Monday, February 13 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

For more information, please visit:
5 Day Weather Forecast for San Diego
Today's Date

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:
Culture Surfing
Try This Tonight!

Ethiopian Kitfo
Book of the Month

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

by Sherman Alexie
World Music
CD of the Month
Zabad (Twilight Tide)
by Sabîl
Our Staff
Section Editors, Writers and Contributors: Sharon Payne, Kira Nolan, Ayoolah Folarin, Dolores Donovan, Edwin Ching, Julie Tran, Savanna Franklin, Liam Fox, Alyssa Jorgensen, Anastasia Macdonald
Associate Editor: Erin Golackson
Photography: Shari Johnston-O'Neill
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
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