September 28, 2007

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Celebrating Michoacan Cultural Week

On September 30th 2007, the Third Annual Semana Cultural Michoacana (Mich-oacan Cultural Week) will officially kick off with a celebration at the Centro Cultural de la Raza in Balboa Park at 2125 Park Boulevard from 12:00pm to 4:30pm. This event will include a fashion show of traditional Michoacan clothing, an exposition of traditional food and a sale of high quality artisan work from Michoa-can, renowned for its artesanias. From Saturday, September 29th to Monday, October 1st a children’s workshop in poetry, story and essay writing and art work will be given by a teacher from Michoacan at the Centro Toribio Romo at 3119 Imperial Avenue from 10:00am – 4:00pm Saturday and Sunday and 3:30pm - 5:30pm on Monday.

Highlights of this event include a traditional Mass, celebrated in Spanish and Purepecha, which will take place at the beautiful Church of the Immaculata at the University of San Diego. The traditional procession and the Mass in Spanish and the indigenous Purepecha language help to make this event the most popular of the Semana Cultural Michoacana.

The Fiesta Michoacana immediately following the mass will have a sale of Michoacan artisan work, music and food.

The Semana Cultural Michoacana will end October 6th and 7th with a soccer tournament, a basketball tournament and celebration.

All events at the Semana Cultural Michoacana are free and open to the public.

Ricardo Vela Gallery, located at 2923 Upas St., in San Diego, will have an art contest to celebrate Dia de los Muertos. Artists have to answer, in their work, what the Mexican holiday means to them. The deadline to enter is Oct. 15. (619) 757.6516 or www.ricardovelagallery.com.

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Community Invited to Participate in USD’s “Day of the Dead” Play

In late October the University of San Diego Undergraduate Arts Theatre Program will present “Muertos: A Day of the Dead Play” by Evelyn Diaz Cruz. The production, based on the traditional Mexican holiday commemorating the lives of deceased friends and relatives, will be a celebration of life in the San Diego-Tijuana region, incorporating visual imagery, live music, song, and dance.

A unique aspect of the production will be the final scene, taking place in a courtyard outside the theatre, where local community groups are invited to construct an altar to the dead. In addition to honoring the spirits of those who have passed on, participants are encouraged to reflect on current issues such as the deaths of immigrants attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexican border.

To apply to construct an altar, e-mail theatrearts@sandiego.edu or call (619) 260-7934. Participants chosen for the event will receive two complimentary tickets to the show and may be eligible for cash prizes.

Obra Teatral Acerca del Día De Los Muertos en la Universidad de San Diego

A finales de octubre, el programa de artes teatrales de pregraduados de la Universidad de San Diego, presentará Muertos: una obra del día de los muertos de Evelyn Díaz Cruz. La producción, basada en el día tradicional en que se con-memora a los amigos y familiares que han fallecido, será uná celebración de la vida en la región fronteriza de San Diego y Tijuana, incorporando imágenes visuales, música en vivo, canto, y danza.

Un aspecto especial de esta produccion será la escena final en el patio afuera del teatro, donde grupos de la comunidad estan invitados a construir un altar para sus difuntos. Aparte de honrar el espíritu de sus antepasados, se les pide a los participantes que también reflejen sobre temas como las muertes que oca-siona la cruzada de la frontera México-Americana.

Los que deseen participar, se les pide que manden un correo electrónico a: theatre arts@sandiego.edu o hablen al 619-260-7934. Los parti-cipantes que sean escogidos para construir un altar, recibirán dos boletos com-plementarios y también serán elegibles para recibir premios en efectivo.

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Fishbone, HR & the Dubb Agents and 40 Cycle Hum (starting their country-wide tour!) are headlining at Ranchita Rocks – the three day festival to raise money and awareness to fight the SDG&E’s Sunrise Powerlink. These are just three of the dazzling line-up of 39 bands schedule to play September 28th, 29th and 30th. The best priced ticket in town – pre-sale only $25.00 with camping only $50.00. www.ranchita rocks.org.

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Turiya Mareya Performs Latin  Jazz with David Millard at Portugalia’s, September 30th 7 to 9 pm, $5, Portugalia’s is located at 4839 Newport Ave in Ocean Beach.

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Este domingo 30 de septiembre será el 7mo. Festival Internacional de Jazz Ensenada 2007 en Ventana al Mar en el Blvd. Costero de 12 a 7 p.m. El elenco estará representado por SDSU Big Band, Coral MacFarland, Lupillo Barajas Septeto, Cordd Border Trío, Ensenada Jazz, Turiya Mareya Latin Jazz, Fay Rosas Blues Band y Ensmooth Jaz Quartet. Mayores informes en la Escuela de Artes en Blvd. Costero #180 y a los teléfonos 011-52-646-1763005 y 011-52-646-1771195

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Disfruta de todo un día de diversión familiar este otoño en el Museo Marítimo de San Diego el domingo 30 de septiembre. Empleados del programa educacional del museo estarán disponibles para ayudar a los niños a pintar en conchas sobre su mejor experiencia en la playa este verano. Los piratas del museo también estarán presentes con su capa y espada para asegurarse que todos se diviertan. Un paseo corto por la bahía de San Diego a bordo de la lancha “Pilot” estará incluido con el costo de admisión para todos los visitantes.  Los niños menores de 12 años no pagan nada durante todo este día de otoño. Para mayor información, por favor visita: www.sdmaritime.org ó llama al 619-234-9153 ext. 101.

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Sentirás escalofríos en todo el cuerpo durante el 10º. Aniversario de Scream Zone, en los Terrenos Embrujados en Del Mar. Regresan La Llorona, los espíritus y fantasmas para asustar hasta los más valientes. Podrás ser uno de los primeros en celebrar Halloween, ya que Scream Zone ya abrieron sus tenebrosas puertas durante ciertos días hasta el 31 de Octubre de 2007. Los precios de entrada varían, desde un embrujo a $13.99, hasta los tres embrujos a $26.99. www.zonadeterror.com.

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The City of San Diego Public Library will present Jazz and Latin singer Coral MacFarland Thuet with Kamau Kenyatta on Wednesday, October 3, at 6:30p.m. in the Third Floor Auditorium of the Central Library, located at 820 E St. in downtown San Diego . San Diego will have the opportunity to see a unique reading of the works of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda in Spanish and English — and an eclectic program of Latin music and dance — in a performance by Coral MacFarland Thuet with Kamau Kenyatta. For more information, call the Central Library at 619-236-5800 or visit the San Diego Public Library at www.sandiegolibrary.org .

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Former Vicepresident Al Gore will present its documentary on global warming “An Inconvenient Truth” in Tijuana on Oct. 6 at 11 a.m. at the Universidad Automona de Baja California, in Tijuana. The free event is already full to its maximum capacity. www.uabc.mx.

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The Oceanside Public Library and the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library welcome Argentinean supergroup LOS PINGUOS for the second performance of Fall 2007 World Music Series. This concert will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2007, at the Star Theatre located at 402 N. Coast Highway. Performance time will be 7:30 p.m. For more information on Library programs and services, please call (760) 435-5560 during regular Library business hours or visit www.oceansidepubliclibrary.org. For more information on LOS PINGUOS, please visit their website at www.lospinguos.com.

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Save the date for the upcoming Public Safety Fair on Saturday October 6th from 10am-2pm. This is a great event that highlights the hard work and talent of local and regional public safety organizations and continues to serve as a valuable, informative tool for the whole community. We’ve already confirmed 2 live helicopter landings, Police SWAT & K-9 demonstrations, Fire Dept. demos, free child DNA kits, bike giveaways, Teddy Bears for the first 100 kids, and much, much more! (619) 336-4290.

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Paramount ’s LaserSpectacular, the smash hit multi-media laser and light show featuring the music of Pink Floyd, illuminates the Birch North Park Theatre on Friday, October 12, at 8pm. ?Tickets are on sale by calling the box office, (619) 239-8836 or www.birchnorthparktheatre.net.

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