August 8, 2008

Calendar of Events............

Escondido Public Library presents: The Wizard Rockumentary

Two years ago twin sisters Mallory and Megan Schuyler began traveling the country to document wizard rock - music inspired by Harry Potter.

The result is the feature film “The Wizard Rockumentary: A Movie About Rocking and Rowling.” The movie documents the development of the fan music genre, the musicians’ goals to promote the love of books and music among young people, and the emotions within the fandom during the year leading up to the final book release.

Escondido Public Library will be screening the film Friday, August 15 at 3:30 p.m. in the Turrentine Room of the Main Library on 239 S. Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. Local wizard rock band Marked As His Equal will be opening the event. CDs of the band’s music and DVDs of the movie will be available for purchase. A trailer for “The Wizard Rockumentary” may be viewed on the film’s website: http:/wizardrockumentary.com.

For more information about the screening, please call Teen and Media Librarian Donna Feddern at (760) 839-4828.

San Diego Chamber Orchestra Will Perform FREE Pops in the Park Concert

Featuring San Diego’s Favorite Weatherman Dave Scott and Jazz Great Bill Watrous San Diegans will be treated to a FREE evening of music under the stars on Sunday, August 10, at 7:00 p.m., performed by the San Diego Chamber Orchestra, in partnership with the California Center for the Arts, at the Grape Day Park, adjoining the CCAE campus in Escondido. The concert, a slice of Americana with American favorite ballads, show tunes and jazz, will feature local personality and crooner Dave Scott (from KUSI) and local jazz great, Bill Watrous.

Sound of Flamenco Guitar to Celebrate First Oceanside Summer Reading Program For Adults

The Oceanside Public Library invites you to enjoy the sizzling sounds of flamenco, as played by guitarist David de Alva. This free public event, supported by the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library, will be held at the Civic Center Library Community Rooms at 330 North Coast Highway on Saturday, August 16, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

The community is invited to join in the fun as the Library celebrates the conclusion of its first, very successful, summer reading program for adults, called “Perk Up and Read.” There will be a special prize drawing for people who read in the “Perk Up” program, as well as refreshments for all, provided by local sponsors. Admission is free, but seating is limited, so be sure to arrive on time!

Guitarist David de Alva was born in Madrid and has played professionally all over the world. His style was influenced by gypsy culture, Flamenco greats such as Paco de Lucia, and his parents, who toured with Pilar Lopez Flamenco Dance Company. For more about the artist, visit www.daviddealva.com , and for more on the Library, www.oceansidepubliclibrary.org .

Annual CityFest Fair Celebrates 25 Years on August 10th!

Hillcrest, San Diego, July 2008: The Hillcrest Business Association is pleased to announce this year’s CityFest Arts and Crafts Fair will be held on Sunday, August 10th from 10am to 7pm. CityFest typically draws over 100,000 people to Hillcrest, in the uptown area of San Diego, on the second Sunday each August. This year’s CityFest will also be including the annual Hillcrest Book and Literacy Fair, making this year’s event even bigger than before. Bookseller’s Alley will run from Brookes Place to Anderson Place, and include a Literary Salon with author readings in a quiet, coffeehouse-style atmosphere. The CityFest event includes over 250 booths stretching for one mile down Fifth Avenue, including vendors, services, food, and music. The venue runs from University Ave to Upas St at the corner of Balboa Park, and music stages cap each end of the festival. Music headliners include, on the North Stage: Theo and Zydeco Patrol, Sue Palmer, D.A. and the Hitmen, and the Bayou Brothers with Michele Lundeen. On the South Stage, headliners include F.U.Z.Z., Veronica May, and Runhoney.

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