Participant Observation is the Process of Learning by Observing and Participating in Cultural Life
RECEIVE OUR FREE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER. SIGN UP NOW!
First Name Last Name Email
Calendar
< January, 2020 >
S M T W T F S
29 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

 Recommended
Coming Soon...
Saturday, Jan 18
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM San Diego Travel & Adventure Show
10:00 AM Lunar New Year at SeaWorld
10:30 AM Talk: Is Americanized Chinese Authentic?
11:00 AM  Tet Lunar New Year Festival
11:00 AM Cho Tet Celebration
2:00 PM Shen Yun Chinese Music and Dance
2:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
2:00 PM Stage: Twelfth Night
5:00 PM Carnatic Music Tribute to Thyagarja
6:00 PM Agite y Sirva Dance Film Festival
7:00 PM  Music: Soo Yeon Lyuh on Korean Haegeum
7:00 PM Stage: Suor Angelica
8:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
8:00 PM Concert of Hope: Los Lobos
8:00 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
8:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
Sunday, Jan 19
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Lunar New Year at SeaWorld
11:00 AM San Diego Travel & Adventure Show
11:00 AM Cho Tet Celebration
12:00 PM  The WAO Experience Exhibition
12:00 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
2:00 PM  40th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade
2:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
2:00 PM Seijinshiki: Japanese Coming of Age Ceremony
2:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
2:00 PM Stage: Twelfth Night
3:00 PM Stage: Suor Angelica
5:00 PM Music: Los Muecas & Los Apson
7:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
7:00 PM Shen Yun Chinese Music and Dance
Monday, Jan 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM 32nd All Peoples Celebration
10:00 AM Lunar New Year at SeaWorld
12:00 PM Martin Luther King Jr Day Celebration at Worldbeat
12:45 PM Film and Discussion: Tel Aviv on Fire
2:00 PM Shen Yun Chinese Music and Dance
Tuesday, Jan 21
All Day Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 PM 'Twelfth Night' Open Reading
7:00 PM Shen Yun Chinese Music and Dance
Wednesday, Jan 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Thursday, Jan 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM Discussion: The Xinjiang Crisis: Domestic and International Reactions
7:00 PM  Italian Film: A Casa Tutti Bene (There Is No Place Like Home)
7:00 PM Italian Film: Mid-August Lunch
8:00 PM Comedy: Armando Anto
8:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
Friday, Jan 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM Music: Railroad Earth
11:30 AM Lunar New Year Lion Dancing
5:00 PM  San Diego Tết Festival
8:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
8:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
Saturday, Jan 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM  San Diego Tết Festival
10:00 AM Lunar New Year at SeaWorld
11:00 AM 2nd Annual Australia Day
11:00 AM  Balboa Park Chinese New Year Festival
1:00 PM Maki Ishiwata Workshop
1:00 PM Discussion: No Human Being is Illegal
2:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
6:00 PM Year of the Rat Art Show
6:30 PM  Music: Matrida Umoja Band
8:00 PM Music: Railroad Earth
8:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
8:00 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
8:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
10:00 PM International Student Festival
Sunday, Jan 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Lunar New Year at SeaWorld
11:00 AM  San Diego Tết Festival
12:00 PM Hands On Kimchi Workshop
12:00 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
2:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
2:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
3:30 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
7:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
Monday, Jan 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Jan 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Wednesday, Jan 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Thursday, Jan 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
Friday, Jan 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
8:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation

Visual Arts

Now showing in local galleries and miscellaneous visual arts venues.

Calendar
01/25/2020 - Year of the Rat Art Show
Happy Lunar New Year!

Attention Artists: join the Rat Race and celebrate the Year of the Rat with local San Diego Artists!

This is a community art show. FREE to participate, and FREE to attend!

All Artwork must be submitted by Thursday, January 23rd, 8:00pm
Artwork must support the theme of "Rat"
Anyone may submit artwork (no age requirement)
Artists may only submit one piece of art

Art Submission Instructions:
Art must be ready to hang/display (if your art cannot be easily and SAFELY displayed on a hook, it will not be exhibited)

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
FX Dojo
Barracks 19, Ste 205
2690 Historic Decatur Rd
Liberty Station
San Diego, CA 92106
MAP

Saturday, January 25 - 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
01/25/2020 - Maki Ishiwata Workshop
JFG's upcoming exhibiting artist, Maki Ishiwata, will be holding a live workshop during the opening weekend at JFG!

After receiving her BFA at the San Francisco Art Institute in California, Ishiwata worked as an art instructor at the local elementary and middle school for 14 years.

During Ishiwata’s 25 years in America, her potential in various creative fields grew.

Since returning to Japan in 2007, and under the influence of her mother who worked with the lore of the traditional Japanese handmade paper (washi), Ishiwata became deeply charmed by its beauty and started to create original “plant figures” using washi.

Development of the technique with paper strings and ligature became her characteristic style.

Admission/Cost:$15 - $25

Location:
Japanese Friendship Garden
2215 Pan American Rd E
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Saturday, January 25 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
01/17/2020 - Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
The plot of this Italian American comedy is near operatic: two men, two women and an overseeing matriarch - Aunt Mae. Huey is married to Janice, Aldo loves Janice, Teresa hates Janice. Huey also loves Teresa, and Janice shot Huey's dog. Throw in a balcony scene straight out of Cyrano de Bergerac, Tony and Tina's Wedding, and Jersey Shore, and you'll have some idea of what you are in store for! 18+

Directed by Charles Peters, this talented cast includes: Rhiannon McAfee, Marco Kengott, John DeCarlo, Lynnia Shanley & Gina Marie Cioffi.

Admission/Cost: $15 - $37

Location:
Legler Benbough Theatre
Alliant International University
9783 Avenue of Nations
San Diego, CA 92131
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from January 17 to February 16, 2020
Fridays, Saturdays - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
01/19/2020 -  The WAO Experience Exhibition
Art, photography, videography and DJ exhibit. There will also be face painting and food available for purchase. Open, free dance class and dance theatre show. All artists and WAO can accept donations throughout the day. Some artists may also have merchandise for sale. Beverages and snacks will be available before the show at 5:00:00 PM for donation.

The WAO Experience is an organization founded by the dancer/choreographer/teacher Gloria Lanuza.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
City Heights Performance Annex
3791 Fairmount Avenue
San Diego, CA 92105
MAP

Sunday, January 19 - 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
01/13/2020 - Guest Lecture by "American Artist"
American Artist is an interdisciplinary artist whose work considers the visibility and labor of blackness in the context of networked virtual life.

Their practice makes use of video, installation, new media, and writing to reveal historical dynamics embedded within contemporary culture and technology. American Artist’s legal name change serves as the basis of an ambivalent practice—one of declaration: by insisting on blackness as descriptive of an American artist, and erasure: anonymity in virtual spaces where “American Artist” is an anonymous name, unable to be validated by a computer as a person’s name.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
VAF 306 Performance Space
Visual Arts Facility
U.C. San Diego
La Jolla, CA
MAP - [CAMPUS MAP]

Monday, January 13 - 6:00 PM
01/03/2020 - Enero Zapatista Opening Event
Join us for the first event of the 2020 Enero Zapatista (16th annual!). This year's theme is: People’s Rebellion: Nuestra Lucha es por la Vida! The event is free and will feature a borderlands panel discussion and a community strengthening workshop.

Please note that there are Enero Zapatista events happening throughout the month, visit the Facebook page below for more details.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
WorldBeat Cultural Center
2100 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Friday, January 3 - 5:30 PM

For more information, please visit: www.facebook.com
12/27/2019 - Presentation: Kumeyaay Rock Art
Dr. Don Liponi will be presenting a vibrant display of ancient Kumeyaay pictographs in the San Diego region. Apart from the beautiful photography, we will delve into the Shamanic world of the Kumeyaay people who created this artwork after their immersion into the spiritual world. The author is part of a group of Native Americans, archaeologists and photographers working on this wilderness project for the past 10 years. Their new book is offered for sale/signing to help fund this essential work. Anza Borrego Desert Natural History Association Auditorium.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
200 Palm Canyon Drive
Borrego Springs, CA 92004
MAP

Friday, December 27 - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
12/11/2019 - SDLFF Poster Unveiling Party
The San Diego Latino Film Festival is thrilled to announce the new official poster for next year's festival.

• New this year! Announcement of 10 finalists & then the BIG $1,000 winner!
• LIVE music: Dynamic duo, Giovanni Mejia & Diamante Cintron, & DJ Rogelio
• Dance performances by Dance Group Algarabía Colombiana
• Hosted by "Al Dia Con Paola" Hernandez (La Poderosa 860AM)
• Live streaming of event for international viewers/artists who can't attend in person! Hosted by Horacio Jones, Owner/Director at Cinema Viva
• Beer by Border X Brewing
• Wine & tequila/Meszcal tastings from Los Javis Mezcal
• Food by Mariscos Beyer Taco Truck
• Exhibits of the top poster finalists
• Archives of Classic SDLFF posters & Art show y mas!

Admission/Cost: $5*

*Your ticket will include a single voucher good for one food item and a drink (beer, wine OR tequila).

Location:
Centro Cultural de la Raza
2004 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Wednesday, December 11 - 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
12/05/2019 - Irma Sofia Poeter & Group Exhibition
We are glad to announce our winter exhibition, that includes a retrospective show of Irma Sofia Poeter, Herself And The Other: To Become RelationallY and Concerning Of Two, A Binational Group Exhibition in which a group of students from SDSU (SD) and UABC (TJ) got together to work and experience both cities in a human and creative exchange.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
The Front
147 W San Ysidro Blvd
San Diego, CA 92173
MAP

Thursday, December 5 - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
12/15/2019 - Hanukkah Painted Placemat Class
Instructors: Orna McCann & Lauren Becker Downey | Design and paint colorful latkes, jelly donuts, candles, stars, gelt, dreidels and Menorahs on fabric to create a beautiful washable placemat for your holiday table or as a special hostess gift. Use textile paint and marker to design and paint colorful symbolic imagery on hemmed, washable cotton fabric. Ideas for imagery, patterns, borders and color will be provided. Please register in advance.

Admission/Cost: $84 - $96

Location:
Bravo School of Art South Park
2963 Beech Street
San Diego, CA 92102
MAP

Sunday, December 15 - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
<<  [ 1 ]   2   3   . . .  25   26  >>
1 - 10 of 254
Today's Date

IN PRINT SINCE 2006
Follow Us!
Follow Us on IntagramFollow 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!
Amazon
Published By:
Try This Tonight!

Greek Kotosoupa Avgolemon
Book of the Month

Girl, Woman, Other

by Bernardine Evaristo
Music of the Month

The Exorcism Of A Spinster

by Hope Masike.
Participant Observer Staff
Section Editors, Writers and Contributors: Sharon Payne, Ana Alvarez,
Cecilia Xinyu Cai, Jaehyeon Ahn
Spanish Translations: Ana Alvarez, Programming: Rachel Duncan
Associate Editors: Christa Parrish, Katie Tonellato
Editor in Chief: Tom Johnston-O'Neill
Orgs and Causes in San Diego
Learn a New Language!
Local Classes
Online Courses
Meetups
Dictionaries
Books & Software
Immersion Programs
Join Our Team!
Contact Us

Home - Calendar - Film - 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 - 2019