Girls to Women Conference Girls 12 to 21 will be inspired and empowered during this celebration of diversity and inner beauty, including a panel presentations by women in the South Bay regarding peer relationships, teen dating, self care, vocal expression and designing fashions. Saturday, July 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Turning the Hearts Center (345 5th Ave) in Chula Vista. FREE with lunch and prizes. Register at 619-691-9643 or email Alejandra@turningtheheartscenter.org.
The Wiz Based on the classical novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, this musical tells the tale in an urban setting with an R&B Soul sound, with a professional band led by Danny King and featuring a handful of talented and fresh South Bay actors like Alisha Moore as Dorthy. Opening night Saturday, July 28, at the Lyceum Theatre (79 Horton Plaza) in Downtown. Cover. For info, call 619-544-1000.
Barrio Logan Community Meeting Mayor Jerry Sanders, Councilman Ben Hueso and the city planning staff will be discussing the formation of a Stakeholders Group that will advise the mayor during the community plan update process. Voice your opinion Monday, July 30, at 6 p.m. inside the Perkins Elementary Auditorium (1770 Main St) in Barrio Logan. For info, call 619-235-5226 or email BarrioLoganPlanUpdate@sandiego.gov.
Conexiones Extranas Guey Stimulate your eyes with new works by underground Tijuana artist Acamonchi. Music by SSI, Dub Traffic and Ford Proco, vegan catering by Pokez Mexican Eatery. Takes place at Voz Alta (1544 Broadway) in Downtown. For info, call Kinsee at 619-436-9034.
RE:UNION C/S: An art exhibition that represents the reintegration of a Chicano/a arts community that’s been at odds for the past seven years. Together, they pay homage to past and present artists in the San Diego community to look ahead. Art by Mario Torero, Berenice Badillo, Nuvia Crisol Guerra and Ricardo Islas, and many many more. June 30 August 12 at the Centro Cultural (2004 Park Blvd) in Balboa Park. For info, call 619-917-8652.
The Women’s Caucus for Art/San Diego’s All Member Visual Art Exhibition will be hosted at the Hot Monkey Love Café and Multi Cultural Music Hall (6875 El Cajon Blvd) and will feature a myriad of paintings, assemblages, sculptures, drawings and more. The show opened July 15 and runs for one month. For info, call 619-750-6205.
Historia de la aviación en México/History of Mexican Aviation: Exhibition of paintings by Candelario Casteneda. Each painting depicts a historic event ofr figure in Mexico’s aviation past and is paired with a popular song or poem about aviation. Runs through August 20 at the San Diego Air and Space Museum (2001 Pan American Plaza) in Balboa Park. For info, 619-234-8291.
6th@Penn Theatre’s Resilience of the Spirit: Human Rights Festival 2007 comes to a powerful close with Buried: The Sago Mine Disaster, a play that focuses on the event and aftermath of the 2006 West Virginia mine explosion that claimed the lives of 12 men. August 9- 12. $18 with discount rates. For info, call 619-688-9210 or visit www.resilienceofthespirit.com.