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

Any term All terms
Calendar
< August, 2017 >
S M T W T F S
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...
Saturday, Aug 19
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 AM Documentary: Finding Cleveland
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 Barcelona Candlelight Vigil
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 Reception for Chicana Tributes
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 Music: Young Dubliners
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
Friday, Sep 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Powwow at Barona
7:30 PM The Night Owls: Noche de Lechuza
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
Calendar

< Sunday, June 11, 2017 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Stage

The Taming of the Shrew
Until August 20, 2017

Evita
Until August 27, 2017

Robin Hood
Until September 3, 2017

Hamlet
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

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

Shakespeare&Tea
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

Other

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

All Day Czech Marionettes in Balboa Park Big Joe uses traditional Czech marionettes to tell the story of Princess Phoebe's Birthday Present. Czech puppetry was imported in the late 17th Century by itinerant puppeteers from Holland, England, France, and Italy. Initially Czechs assisted the foreign groups, but by the end of the 18th Century Czech companies had been established. The puppets got smaller and more stylized, and the size of their heads and hands (the most expressive parts of the puppet) became more exaggerated.

Admission/Cost: $4 - $5

Location:
Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theatre
2130 Pan American Road West
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Dates and times:
From Wednesday, June 7 to Sunday, June 11
Wednesday, June 7 - 3 shows: 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 2:30 PM
Thursday, June 8 - 3 shows: 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM
Friday, June 9 - 3 shows: 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 2:30 PM
Saturday, June 10 - 3 shows: 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM
Sunday, June 11 - 3 shows: 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.balboaparkpuppets.com
All Day San Luis Rey Inter-Tribal Powwow Join the San Luis Rey Band of Luiseño Mission Indians for the Annual Inter-Tribal Powwow with arts and craft booths, food, dancers, drums, an opportunity drawing and contest dancing.

Presented free to the public by the San Luis Rey Mission Indian Foundation, the 21st Annual Inter-Tribal Powwow will feature parades, dancing, drumming, storytelling, arts and crafts and food for sale. The Inter-Tribal Powwow is one of the largest in the region, and it is the only one presented on the grounds of a California mission. It draws participant from 15+ tribes, including the Diegueño tribe and Luiseño bands in San Diego County, as well as tribes from California, the Southwest and beyond.

The highlight of the powwow is the Grand Entry (staged at noon, 7:00 and 8:00 PM Saturday and at noon Sunday), in which dancers in traditional native dress enter the grounds in a parade formation. No pictures are allowed during the sacred entry, but the public is encouraged to join the parade by drumming, dancing and marching.

Throughout each day, men, women and youth dancers will participate in intertribal competition dancing (fancy shawl, jingle, grass, hoop and traditional styles) and drumming. Vendors will sell Indian arts and crafts, and food booths will sell burgers, hot dogs, Indian tacos, and fry bread.

Schedule of Events:

Saturday, June 10th

10:00 AM - Blessing of the Arena
10:30 AM - Gourd Dancing
12:00 noon - Grand Entry (please no Photography during the Grand Entry)
1:00 PM - Inter-Tribal Dancing - Contest Dancing
5:00 PM - Dinner Break
6:00 PM - Gourd Dancing
7:00 PM - Grand Entry (please no Photography during the Grand Entry)
8:00 PM - Grand Entry
11:00 PM - Retreat Colors

Sunday, June 11th

10:30 AM - Gourd Dancing
12:00 noon - Grand Entry (please no Photography during the Grand Entry)
2:00 PM - Inter-Tribal Dancing - Contest Dancing
5:00 PM - Committee Honorarium
6:00 PM - Closing Song
Retreat Colors

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Mission San Luis Rey
4050 Mission Ave
Oceanside, CA 92057
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, June 10 - All Day
Sunday, June 11 - All Day

For more information, please visit: www.slrmissionindians.org
10:00 AM San Diego Festival of the Arts This event was held in downtown for the first time last year after 29 years in La Jolla. It was a success, and so they're giving Waterfront Park another go. This festival has painting, sculpture, photography, glass, jewelry, ceramics, wood, fiber, and mixed media from artists around the world.

In addition to art displays there's live music and entertainment, a craft beer and wine garden, and cuisine from local restaurants. Proceeds benefit adaptive sports programs for San Diegans with disabilities.

Admission/Cost: $12 - $14

Location:
Waterfront Park
1600 Pacific Highway
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Dates and times:
Sunday, June 11 - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday, June 10 - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
11:00 AM San Diego Greek Festival The parishioners of St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church invite all to a celebration of culture and community in the heart of San Diego.

This annual gathering offers a variety of Greek cuisine, handmade pastries, and traditional Greek coffee, all within the festive atmosphere of music and dance. Live bands will perform both traditional and contemporary Greek music, and youth dance troupes wearing folk costumes will showcase their skills throughout the weekend. The Oracle Wine Lounge boasts the largest array of Greek wines in California, while the Opa beer garden offers both imported Greek and domestic brews. There will be a Greek foods market, shopping, a kids' activity area, and frequent church tours led by Father Andrew Scordalakis.

About St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church:
St. Spyridon belongs to the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. We strive to preserve our culture and traditions by fostering our youth and nurturing our church and its ministries.


Admission/Cost: $3
Free admission Friday and Saturday 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM and Sunday 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM.
Children 12 and under are free.

Location:
St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church grounds
3655 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92103
MAP

Free parking at Eugene Brucker Education Center
4100 Normal Street
San Diego, CA 92103
MAP

Complementary shuttle service provided.

Dates/Times:
Friday, June 9 - 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, June 10 - 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, June 11 - 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sdgreekfestival.com
2:00 PM Stage: Withering Heights Roustabouts present the world premiere of Omri Schein and Phil Johnson's comic retelling of Emily Bronte's classic novel. "Heathcliff and Catherine take to the Moors as you've never seen them before." David Ellenstein directs.

Admission/Cost: $38

Location:
Diversionary Theatre
4545 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92116
MAP

Dates and times
From Sunday June 11 to Sunday July 9
Sunday, June 11 - 2:00 PM
Sunday, June 11 - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, June 14 - 7:30 PM
Thursday, June 15 - 7:30 PM
Friday, June 16 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 17 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 18 - 2:00 PM
Saturday, June 24 - 2:00 PM
Sunday, June 25 - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, June 28 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, July 1 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, July 2 - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, July 5 - 8:00 PM
Thursday, July 6 - 8:00 PM
Friday, July 7 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, July 9 - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM Stage: Having Our Say New Village Arts could have a mega-hit on its hands. TheirHaving Our Sayis easily one of the year's very best thus far. Sadie and Bessie Delaney (Emily Mann based the play on actual African-American sisters) have invited us to celebrate their father's birthday. It's 1993. He passed away long ago. In fact, the sisters have outlived just about everyone else in the family. Sadie is 103, Bessie's 101. They participated in over a century of American history, and givedeeply felt personal accounts of life under Jim Crow laws, the Harlem Renaissance, and Civil Rights. Whilequiet Sadie avoids confrontations,"Queen" Bessie would rather die (and almost does) than cowtow to prejudice. Milena (Sellers) Phillips' Sadie and Sylvia M'Lafi Thompson's Bessie are outstanding. It's as if each plays a bucket list role. And their ritual-like, extensive preparations of a meal are amazing to behold. Christopher Scott Murillo must have imported hisintricately-detailed set from the Delaney's Mt. Vernon home. Alldesign elements jibe beautifully. And it's impossible to believe that Melissa Coleman-Reed made her directorial debut with this truly splendid show.Critic's Pick.

Admission/Cost: $25

Location:
New Village Arts Theatre
2787 B State Street
Carlsbad, CA 92008
MAP

Ongoing from Friday, May 12 until Sunday, June 11, 2017
Thursdays - 8:00 PM
Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM House of Phillippines Lawn Program Come enjoy cultural entertainment consisting of dancing by a Philippine dance group, singing by choral groups and performances by community celebrities.

Typical Foods served during the House of Philippines Lawn Program are pancit (noodles with meat and vegetables), lumpia (beef or vegetable rolled in a flour wrap), adobo (pork or chicken prepared in vinegar and soy sauce) and leche flan (custard).

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
House of Pacific Relations International Cottages
2125 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, June 10 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, June 11 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please call (619) 234-0739
3:00 PM Baseball South Of The Border With The Tijuana Toros A cornrowed Kenny Powers is about the only sideshow missing from this dose of pro Mexican baseball (dancing bull-alligator-chicken mascot trio and cheerleading squad aside). Grab your mitt and Big Chew and join Turista Libre in cheering on the Tijuana Toros as they take on the Alacranes de Durango at Estadio Gasmart, a 16,000-capacity ballpark that underwent a nearly $2 million renovation in 2013.

Tickets include roundtrip border transport, en-route libations and entrance to the game.

The group meets on the U.S. side of the border at the San Ysidro Transit Center at 3:00 PM, with an estimated return to the border at 11:00 PM

Admission/Cost: $30

Location:
Turista Libre
727 E San Ysidro Blvd
San Ysidro, CA 92173
MAP

Sunday, June 11 - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM Music: The Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo' Band Taj Mahal first made his mark in the late 1960s with a series of visionary country-blues albums, and in the decades since has continued to pursue his free-spirited muse with a long series of eclectic recording projects touching upon a wide array of genres and cultures. Since arriving on the scene in 1990s, Keb' Mo' has built a powerful body of work that's showcased his mastery of multiple blues as well as his sense of musical adventure, which has led him into all manner of projects.

Admission/Cost: $60 - $130

Location:
Humphreys by the Bay
2241 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92106
MAP

Sunday, June 11 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.humphreysconcerts.com
7:00 PM Stage: Withering Heights Roustabouts present the world premiere of Omri Schein and Phil Johnson's comic retelling of Emily Bronte's classic novel. "Heathcliff and Catherine take to the Moors as you've never seen them before." David Ellenstein directs.

Admission/Cost: $38

Location:
Diversionary Theatre
4545 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92116
MAP

Dates and times
From Sunday June 11 to Sunday July 9
Sunday, June 11 - 2:00 PM
Sunday, June 11 - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, June 14 - 7:30 PM
Thursday, June 15 - 7:30 PM
Friday, June 16 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 17 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 18 - 2:00 PM
Saturday, June 24 - 2:00 PM
Sunday, June 25 - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, June 28 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, July 1 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, July 2 - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, July 5 - 8:00 PM
Thursday, July 6 - 8:00 PM
Friday, July 7 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, July 9 - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM FilmOut San Diego LGBT Film Festival Thirty-seven films will be screened during the three-day festival with world, U.S., West Coast, and California premieres of features and short films. Q&As follow most films, with director and cast members in attendance. The opening-night film is Friday, followed by an after-party, and the closing-night film on Sunday is followed by another party. Several of the FilmOut films are international, check schedule for details.

Opening night is $45; closing night is $25; all other films are $10.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $45

Location:
Observatory North Park
2891 University Avenue
San Diego, CA 92104
MAP

Dates and times:
Friday, June 9 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, June 10 - 7:00 PM
Sunday, June 11 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.filmoutsandiego.com
7:30 PM Music: Roberto Tapia San Diego-born, Sinaloa-raised Roberto Tapia returns to the San Diego County Fair's Toyota Summer Concert Series. Tapia's hits include "Vale La Pena," "Mirando al Cielo," "Las Edades" and many more.

Admission/Cost: Free - $34

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

Sunday, June 11 - 7:30 PM

For more information, Please Call: (858) 755-1161 or visit www.sdfair.com
5 Day Weather Forecast for San Diego
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:
Culture Surfing
Try This Tonight!

Ethiopian Kitfo
International
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
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