By Berenice Cisneros
Mexican Imagery on Paper
Back from Tomboctou Gallery and Imports will present “Mexican Imagery on Paper”. This is an exhibit showcasing original Volantes or broadsheets, Mexican Cinema lobby cards and old Cinema movie posters.
Volantes are printed song-sheets or corridos themes such as romance, the Revolution of 1910-1920, or political figures. Broadsheets date back to the earliest days of the printing press in western culture.
Lobby cards were movie advertisements made for feature film. They are a rare and fascinating glimpse into the Golden Era for Mexican Cinema. These items have become highly collectible artworks, and will be on exhibit Back from Tomboctou from April 1 to May 1. (619) 282-8708, 3564 Adams Ave., San Diego.
Annual Zuni Fetish Show
Renowned Indian Trader Donald Sharp will return to the San Diego Museum of Man with an array of Zuni Fetishes, April 4 and 5.
Exquisitely carved objects representing animals or other beings. Zuni fetishes are prized by collectors around the world and revered by Native American Indians and others for their beauty and power. The San Diego Museum of Man will pay tribute to the age-old practice of Zuni fetish carving with this annual Show and Sale. The event is free with Museum admission. For further information call 239-2001 or visit the website at www.museumofman.org.
Easter Lily Display
From Friday, April 4 through Wednesday, April 23, nearly 300 Easter Lilies will be on display in Balboa Park’s Botanical Building. In addition to this popular display, the Botanical Building, one of the world’s largest wood lath structures, contains over 2,100 permanent tropical plants, a carnivorous plant bog, and a ‘touch and smell’ garden. The event is free and open to the pubic.
“The Abduction from the Seraglio”
Cuban born bass Gustavo Halley will sing the role of Osmin in Lyric Opera San Diego’s production of the classic Mozart comedy “The Abduction from the Seraglio,” opening March 28 with performances on March 29 and 30, and April 4, 5 and 6. This is the first Mozart opera to ever be performed by Lyric Opera San Diego, and marks the beginning of the company’s 2003 season, which continues with “Together Again for the Very First Time” (June), “The Pirates of Penzance” (September), and concludes with “The Melody Lingers On” (November).
All Lyric Opera performances take place at the historic Casa del Prado Theater in Balboa Park. Single ticket prices are $17 to $27 with significant discounts for season subscriptions. You may purchase your tickets by calling the Lyric Opera Box Office at (619) 239-8836.
Deporting the Divas
Premiering March 29 through May 10 at Diversionary Theatre, “Deporting the Divas.” These divas are grand, fabulous and illegal. This is a satirical comedy about illegal aliens passing as citizens, men passing as women, gay passing as straight, Anglos passing as Latinos and even playwrights passing for characters. Diversionary Theatre is located at 4545 Park Blvd. in San Diego. You may purchase your tickets by calling (619) 220-0097.
International Film Festival
April 4, The Dancer Upstairs @7PM, it’s a brilliantly crafted thriller.
April 6, Ice Cream, Chocolate and Other Consolations @ 7PM, it’s about finding solace in the little things such as ice cream.
April 6, Sweet 16 @ 9PM, it’s about a young man growing up to be a drug dealer.
April 7, Maangamizi @ 7PM, it’s about a healing journey across two continents.
April 7, Queen of the Gypsies @ 9PM, it’s about the life story of the World Renowned Gypsy Flamenco Dancer Carmen Anaya.
April 9, La Perdicion de Los Hombres (The Ruination of Men) @ 7PM, it’s about marriage, friendship, guilt, and death.
April 13, Marriage Certificate @ 9 PM, it’s a comic tragedy that tells the story of a girls’ parents troubled marriage.
April 13, Master of the Game @ 9 PM, it’s about four Jewish escapees from WWII.
April 14, Daughters of the Sun @ 7PM, it’s about a girl pretending to be a boy so that she can work and help support her family.
April 14, Raising Victor Vargas @ 9PM, it’s about a 17 year-old Dominican young man living in the Lower East Side of New York.
April 18, Divine Intervention @ 7PM, it’s a funny film about the absurdities and difficulties of an Arab’s daily life.
All films shown at the Price Center Theater. For more information and for ticket purchases call (858) 534-4559.
The Largest Fun Ride
Take part of the 17th Annual Springs Rosarito-Ensenada 50-Mile Fun Bike Ride on Saturday, April 5. Cyclists will gather in front of the Rosarito Beach Hotel at 10:00 a.m.
The ride heads south along the scenic Baja coastline then turns inland for miles of rural countryside cycling.
This year’s ride includes a charity program allowing riders to donate their bikes to needy children through Desarrollo Integral de la Familia. The registration fee of $21 includes ride entry, purified water, minor bicycle repair, on-course medical support, wristband and a free beverage at the Finish Line Fiesta. For more information call (619) 424-6084 or visit www.rosarito ensenada.com.
Rod and Custom Nationals
The Eagle One Del Mar Rod & Custom Nationals, April 4-6 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. You’ll see over 2,000 1964 and earlier rods, customs, classics and other rolling works of art on display indoors and outdoors throughout the entire fairgrounds. There will also be a used parts swap meet, a cars-for-sale corral, hundreds of manufacturers and commercial exhibitors with the latest products and services for your vehicle filling three large buildings and the outdoor midway. There will be a classic car auction on Saturday, April 5. Also live music including rock’n roll and jazz.
All events are designed to be good, clean entertainment for the entire family. There will be plenty of features for kids, like the Bounce House, clowns, face painting and lots of helium-filled balloons. General admission is $15. For more information visit our website at www.good-guys.com.
“Taste of The Arts”
Experience popular music, dance and visual arts festival with activities to delight the entire family. “A Taste of The Arts” is a FREE April 5 event where Fattburger will be headlining the cool jazz sounds. Leading another stage will b e Roberto Limon, Mexico’s big top classical guitarist.
New to this year’s event is Marina Serenade Gallery, a more intimate performance area that will feature classical Chamber music including renowned jazz flutist Holly Hoffmann. Dance, artist vendors, ethnic food booths, a multitude of children’s activities and juried art exhibitions will be among the other features at this family festival scheduled at Chula Vista Marina View Park from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“Evening with the Choir”
Southwestern College’s School of Arts and Communication is inviting the public to spend “An Evening with the Choir” with a very special performance Sunday, April 6 at 4PM at Mayan Hall Theatre which will benefit the Choir’s upcoming trip to Paris, France. Tickets are $10 for general admission and can be purchased by calling the SWC box office at (619) 482-6367.