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

Any term All terms
Calendar
< January, 2018 >
S M T W T F S
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 03

Coming Soon...
Thursday, Jan 18
4:00 PM China through the Lens of Friendship Delegations in the 1970s
5:00 PM Lecture: Were Barbarians Barbaric?
5:30 PM Discussion: Mexico's 2018 Presidential Election
6:00 PM Taste of Art: Wild Beasts Of Henri Rousseau
6:00 PM Panel Discussion On Border Art
7:00 PM Film: Fräulein una Fiana D'inverno
7:00 PM Stage: Hamilton
7:30 PM Stage: The Last Wife
Friday, Jan 19
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM Art of the Americas
6:00 PM The Story Behind 'The Smoking Gun' Of The Armenian Genocide
7:00 PM Music: German Lopez
7:00 PM Stage: Twelfth Night
7:30 PM San Diego Dance Theater's 'Janus II: Dances Of Beginnings, Transitions, And Endings'
8:00 PM Stage: Hamilton
8:00 PM Stage: Outside Mullingar
8:00 PM Stage: The Color of Light
Saturday, Jan 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 AM Stage: The Mousetrap
2:00 PM Lecture: Sheldon Lou
2:00 PM Third Saturday Lecture: Sheldon Lou
2:00 PM Stage: Building the Wall
2:00 PM Stage: Hamilton
3:00 PM Stage: The Last Wife
6:00 PM Museum Exhibition: The Language of Things
6:30 PM Camarada's Villa-Lobos And Friends Remix
7:00 PM Stage: Twelfth Night
8:00 PM Stage: Outside Mullingar
8:00 PM Stage: Building the Wall
8:00 PM Music: Places in Time
8:00 PM Stage: The Last Wife
8:00 PM Stage: Pygmalion
8:00 PM Stage: Smoke on the Mountain
8:00 PM Stage: The Color of Light
8:00 PM Stage: Hamilton
Sunday, Jan 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 AM Stage: Around the World in Eighty Days
1:00 PM Stage: Hamilton
2:00 PM Stage: Outside Mullingar
2:00 PM Music: Places in Time
2:00 PM Stage: The Last Wife
2:00 PM Stage: Sound of Music
2:00 PM Indian Cultural Art Showcase
2:30 PM San Diego Dance Theater's 'Janus II: Dances Of Beginnings, Transitions, And Endings'
6:00 PM Django Jazz Fest
6:30 PM Stage: Hamilton
7:00 PM Stage: The Last Wife
7:30 PM San Diego Dance Theater's 'Janus II: Dances Of Beginnings, Transitions, And Endings'
Monday, Jan 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 PM Film: Nothing Truer than Truth
Tuesday, Jan 23
7:00 PM Stage: Hamilton
7:30 PM Pictographic Clues on the Cultural Landscape of Southern California
Wednesday, Jan 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Smoke on the Mountain
6:00 PM China In the wak of the Party Conference
7:00 PM Stage: Hamilton
7:30 PM Stage: The Last Wife
7:30 PM Stage: Smoke on the Mountain
Thursday, Jan 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Hamilton
7:30 PM Film: In Guerra Per Amore
7:30 PM Stage: The Last Wife
7:30 PM Stage: Smoke on the Mountain
7:30 PM Music: Percussion Lovefest
8:00 PM Stage: The Color of Light
Friday, Jan 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 AM Stage: The Mousetrap
8:00 PM Stage: Outside Mullingar
8:00 PM Stage: The Last Wife
8:00 PM Stage: Pygmalion
8:00 PM Stage: Smoke on the Mountain
8:00 PM Stage: The Color of Light
8:00 PM Stage: Hamilton
Saturday, Jan 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 AM Stage: The Mousetrap
2:00 PM Film: Finding Samuel Lowe
2:00 PM Stage: Hamilton
3:00 PM Stage: The Last Wife
4:00 PM Stage: Smoke on the Mountain
7:30 PM Music: Daruish
7:30 PM Building Puppets in Prague
8:00 PM Stage: Outside Mullingar
8:00 PM Stage: Outside Mullingar
8:00 PM Stage: The Last Wife
8:00 PM Stage: Pygmalion
8:00 PM Stage: Building the Wall
8:00 PM Stage: Smoke on the Mountain
8:00 PM Stage: The Color of Light
8:00 PM Stage: Les Misérables
8:00 PM Stage: Hamilton
10:00 PM Stage: Maria De Buenos Aires
Sunday, Jan 28
12:00 AM Stage: Around the World in Eighty Days
1:00 PM Stage Hamilton
1:00 PM Stage: Hamilton
1:00 PM Stage: Les Misérables
1:30 PM Discussion: The Butterfly Project
2:00 PM Stage: Outside Mullingar
2:00 PM Stage: The Last Wife
2:00 PM Music: Farofa
2:00 PM Jimmy and Enrique
2:00 PM House of India Lawn Program
2:00 PM Stage: Pygmalion
2:00 PM Stage: The Mousetrap
2:00 PM Stage: Building the Wall
2:00 PM Stage: Smoke on the Mountain
2:00 PM Stage: Around the World in Eighty Days
4:30 PM Stage: Les Misérables
5:00 PM Tibetan Bowl Concert & Book Launch
6:30 PM Music: Pepe Aguilar
7:00 PM Stage: The Last Wife
7:00 PM Stage: Around the World in Eighty Days
Monday, Jan 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Jan 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Wednesday, Jan 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Stage: The Last Wife
Calendar

< Saturday, November 18, 2017 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Stage

Twelfth Night
Until January 20, 2018

Hamilton
Until January 28, 2018

Pygmalion
Until January 28, 2018

Smoke on the Mountain
Until January 28, 2018

Les Misérables
Until January 28, 2018

The Color of Light
Until February 3, 2018

Around the World in 80 Days
Until February 4, 2018

The Mousetrap
Until February 4, 2018

Outside Mullingar
Until February 19

Exhibitions and Art

Memories Of Underdevelopment
Until February 4, 2018

Art of the Americas
Until February 18, 2018

Indonesian Shadow Puppets
Until March 1, 2018

Jewels of India
Until March 1, 2018

Recycled and Embroidered Textiles of Bengal
Until March 25, 2018

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

Art Of The Open Air
Ongoing until February 13, 2018

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

Tijuana Street Food Tour
ongoing Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays

Puerto Nuevo Lobster Dinner
ongoing Saturdays

Tijuana Seafood Tour
ongoing Fridays and Sundays

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 Brewery Tour
Ongoing, Select Saturdays

Tijuana Market Hop
Ongoing, Select Sundays

Tijuana Foodie Adventure
Ongoing Saturdays,Tuesdays,Sundays

Ensenada Mexico Pacific Ocean Coastal Tour

Baja Mexico Grand Tour

Tijuana Foodie Adventures

Other

Tea with The Bard
Ongoing, first Sunday of each month

Kirtan Musical Meditation
Ongoing, Thursdays
All Day San Diego Asian Film Festival Pacific Arts Movement presents the 18th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival, which has grown to be the largest showcase of Asian American and international films on the West Coast. With over 150 films from more than 20 countries shown across six venues, the festival is the place to be for all moviegoers. The audience can pick from a span of genres: action, romance, comedy, drama, animation, documentaries, and family-friendly films. All films at 4:00 PM are free on weekdays.

Admission/Cost: $9 - $12

Location:
UltraStar Mission Valley at Hazard Center
7510 Hazard Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92108
MAP

Dates and times:
Thursday, November 9 - 7:00 PM
Friday, November 10 to Saturday, November 18 - All Day (Films generally start at 11:00 AM)

For more information, please call: (619) 685-2841 or visit: www.festival.sdaff.org
8:30 AM Youth Festival of Indian Classical Music and Dance Indian Fine Arts Academy of San Diego will be organizing the Youth Festival of Indian Classical Music and Dance. There will be over 20 young artists from all over North America performing Carnatic and Hindustani Music, Vocal and instrumental, Bharatanatyam, Kathak, and Odissi.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
4126 Executive Dr
La Jolla, CA 92037
MAP

Saturday, November 18 - 8:30 AM to 9:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.indianfineartsacademy.org
1:00 PM Documentary: Guatemala, The Land of the Maya Film director and producer Brent Winebrenner will present his latest film on both the ancient and contemporary Mayan people by documenting modern adaptations of traditional practices, exploring fabled places, and examining the historic tension between Mayan customs and Spanish imperialism.

Winebrenner will lead a pre-show introduction and post-show discussion. Arrive at 1:00 PM for the pre-show introduction. The film screening begins at 2:00 PM Brent Winebrenner is a freelance editorial and corporate location photographer, filmmaker, and producer with experience in over 60 countries. Made possible in part by the Carlsbad Library and Arts Foundation's Robert H. Gartner Cultural Endowment Fund.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Schulman Auditorium
Carlsbad City Library
1775 Dove Lane
Carlsbad, CA 92009
MAP

Saturday, November 18 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please call: (760) 602-2049 or visit: www.carlsbadca.gov
2:00 PM Finding Samuel Lowe From Harlem to China Finding Samuel Lowe, produced by Paula Williams Madison, is a documentary film that follows an Afro-Chinese-Jamaican Harlem family on their journey to find their Chinese grandfather. After a separation of 91 years, Black Chinese grandchildren travel to China where they find Samuel Lowe's Chinese descendants and the entire clan is reunited.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $5

Location:
Chuang Archive & Learning Center
541 B Second Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Saturday, November 18 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please call: (619) 338-9888 or visit: www.sdchm.org
2:00 PM Stage: The Green Cockatoo It's July 14th, 1789, Paris. The city is in an uproar and the political/social life is on the very brink of enormous changes … changes that will effect the entire world from then on. A rag-tag theatrical group is performing their improvised show for some of the aristocracy. At a certain moment no one is sure if the frenzied performers are screaming real insults at the nobility as part of the show, or if they are finally telling them their cathartic truth about the burgeoning revolution and the overthrow of the aristocracy.

Admission/Cost: $10 - $20

Location:
UCSD Mandell Weiss Forum
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037
MAP

Dates and times:
Wednesday, November 15 - 7:00 PM
Friday, November 17 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, November 18 - 2:00 PM
Saturday, November 18 - 7:30 PM
Sunday, November 19 - 7:00 PM
Monday, November 20 - 7:30 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 534-4574 or visit: www.theatre.ucsd.edu
2:00 PM One Book, One San Diego: Armenian Art, Music, and Literature Join the Library in exploring some of the finest Armenian art, music, and writing. This vibrant culture thrives in San Diego and around the world. This celebration will include a vocal and piano performance by Sona Baghdasaryan and a talk and multimedia presentation from Dr. Anna Kulidjian and Lisa Kirazian. The reception will feature Armenian delicacies. This celebration also supports the "One Book, One San Diego" selection, The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian, about the Armenian genocide. Sponsored by The San Diego Public Library and The Daughters of Vartan.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
La Jolla Library
7555 Draper Avenue
San Diego, CA 92037
MAP

Saturday, November 18 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 552-1657 or visit: www.lajollalibrary.org
2:00 PM 'All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce Of 1914' During the early months of WWI on the battle fields in Belgium, thousands of men put down their guns and left the protection of trenches to meet their enemies in "no man's land."

They exchanged gifts of tobacco, rum and chocolates, even photographs of loved ones. They sang songs, played a game of soccer, and buried each other's dead.

Upon orders from above, they eventually returned to their trenches and re-instigated a brutal war that would last four more years.

This relatively unknown story was no doubt covered up by the propaganda machine of War News. The retelling of this story reminds us of the atrocities of war, our common humanity and for a few brief moments, the hope of a peaceful future.

The music ranges from trench songs to patriotic and sentimental tunes, as well as Christmas music from the participating countries.

The text is taken from a wide range of sources including letters, journals, official war documents, poetry, gravestone inscriptions - even an old radio broadcast.

Composed for acapella male voices, "All Is Calm" will feature the finest all local cast under the direction of acclaimed local Music Director, Juan Acosta and Stage Director, Jacob Bruce.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $30

Location:
Veterans Museum and Memorial Center
2115 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA
MAP

Friday, November 17 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, November 18 - 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM
Sunday November 19 - 5:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.bodhitreeconcerts.org
5:00 PM Music: Ailee This new artist is Ailee, making her U.S. debut in 2017 after establishing herself as a successful solo singer in South Korea. Ailee grew up in the United States and moved to South Korea in 2010 for her music career.

Admission/Cost: $70 - $200

Location:
Pechanga Resort & Casino
45000 Pechanga Parkway
Temecula, CA 92592
MAP

Dates and times:
Saturday, November 18 - 5:00 PM
Sunday, November 19 - 6:00 PM

For more information, please call: (877) 711-2946 or visit: www.pechanga.com
5:30 PM Maracatu Music and Dance Workshops Brazilian Portuguese and Arts is excited to present a special event to bring us together with the purpose of learning more about Maracatu de Baque Virado and its rhythms, songs, history, dance and culture. Let's connect our percussion community and play some of the raw, powerful "baques" (rhythms) of this specific Brazilian culture originating in the northeastern state of Pernambuco.

A longtime "maracatuzeiro" (maracatu player) who is familiar with a number of different styles, songs and arrangements, Jonathan Rothman will be in San Diego over the weekend of Saturday, November 18th and Sunday November 19th.

The workshop with Jonathan, supported by Claudia Lyra and Maracatu Jangada, will be offered to all levels. He has a lot of material to share! With that in mind, we will make sure to find parts and instruments for those with less experience in the maracatu style (to focus basics of the rhythms). Experienced (intermediate/advanced) participants will develop technique and learn more complex phrases to fill out the arrangements we'll learn, which Jonathan will share from his journeys into Maracatu.

Singing is also a strong tool in his class! While we'll do some instrumental arrangements as well, many of the percussion arrangements for the workshop will fit within the structure of a song.

(If we have critical mass, we will aim to go to a local park and play Maracatu on Sunday afternoon in SD as well from 2-4 PM. We can discuss this on the event page here and confirm at the workshop on November 18th to make sure there are enough who want to do it.)

About the guest facilitator:
Jonathan Rothman is a passionate student of Brazilian music and culture. He has played Maracatu de Baque Virado for more than 10 years, including a 2017 summer intensive in his hometown, Toronto, where he deepened his study with visiting Brazilian teachers Pitoco de Airá, the Contra-Mestre of Maracatu Nação Estrela Brilhante do Recife, and Alexandre Garnizé of Rio de Janeiro's Tambores de Olokun. Jonathan started with the original Toronto group Nunca Antes (now defunct), and has played extensively with the subsequently formed Toronto groups Mar Aberto and Baque de Bamba.

Jonathan has also played with Maracatu groups in several cities in Brazil and has studied maracatu, including the styles of various nations and percussive groups, with numerous teachers and groups in Brazil and North America. He is now teaching a nine-week maracatu workshop series in Los Angeles this fall at the Brasil Brasil Cultural Centre, and he recently performed with Maracatu Pacifico in San Francisco as a guest drummer for the Dia de los Muertos parade."

Admission/Cost: $20 suggested donation.

Location:
Stage 7
3980 30th St
San Diego, CA 92104
MAP

Saturday, November 18 - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
7:00 PM Stage: All Is Calm, The Christmas Truce Of 1914 During the early months of WWI on the battle fields in Belgium, thousands of men put down their guns and left the protection of trenches to meet their enemies in "no man's land."

They exchanged gifts of tobacco, rum and chocolates, even photographs of loved ones. They sang songs, played a game of soccer, and buried each other's dead.

Upon orders from above, they eventually returned to their trenches and re-instigated a brutal war that would last four more years.

This relatively unknown story was no doubt covered up by the propaganda machine of War News. The retelling of this story reminds us of the atrocities of war, our common humanity and for a few brief moments, the hope of a peaceful future.

The music ranges from trench songs to patriotic and sentimental tunes, as well as Christmas music from the participating countries.

The text is taken from a wide range of sources including letters, journals, official war documents, poetry, gravestone inscriptions - even an old radio broadcast.

Composed for acapella male voices, "All Is Calm" will feature the finest all local cast under the direction of acclaimed local Music Director, Juan Acosta and Stage Director, Jacob Bruce.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $30

Location:
Veterans Museum and Memorial Center
2115 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA
MAP

Friday, November 17 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, November 18 - 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM
Sunday November 19 - 5:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.bodhitreeconcerts.org
8:00 PM Cinema Under The Stars: 'Wind River' This rapturous, riveting slow-burn mystery thriller features Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen as a local expert tracker and an inexperienced FBI agent investigating a homicide on a Native American reservation in the chilly Wyoming wilderness. (2017. 107 minutes.)

Cinema Under the Stars is an intimate outdoor movie theater, located directly behind Tops Salon in Mission Hills.

Admission/Cost:
$16 for members
$17 at the box office (cash or check only)
$19 with online reservations, which begin on Wednesday at 9:00 AM
Box office opens at 6:00 PM on Friday and Saturday.

Location:
Cinema Under The Stars
4040 Goldfinch Street
San Diego, CA
MAP

Dates and times:
Friday, November 17 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 18 - 8:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.topspresents.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:
Try This Tonight!

Thai Kaeng Hung Le Curry
International
Book of the Month

Days Without End

by Sebastian Barry

World Music
CD of the Month

Musas

by Natalia Lafourcade
Our Staff
Section Editors, Writers and Contributors: Sharon Payne, Ayoolah Folarin, Dolores Donovan, Edwin Ching, Savanna Franklin, Liam Fox, Alexandra Harvey
Copy Editing: Eric Goldman
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