by Berenice Cisneros
High Voltage ‘Godspell’
This musical has a special place in the Lamb’s Players’ repertoire. Godspell will play April 3 through May 19. Godspell explodes the gospel of Matthew in a high-voltage, inventive retelling of a familiar yet surprisingly radical story. Playing on the Lamb’s Players Theatre resident stage at 1142 Orange Avenue in Coronado. Tickets are $18 - $38 and are available by calling the Theatre’s Box Office at (619) 437-0600.
Roots Rock Raza! Tijuana punk rock pioneers Jesus and Martin Hernández of the group Mercado Negro kick off the monthly roots Rock Raza singer/songwriter showcase at Voz Alta on Saturday, April 6. The evening will feature discussion, Q&A and acoustic performances of new and classic songs from the influential border punk band. This is part of the Save Our Centro Coalition’s Razafest series and takes place the first Saturday of every month at 8 p.m. Voz Alta is located at 917 E St., downtown. For more information call (619) 230-1VOZ, or www.vozalta.org. $5 at the door.
Opening today @ 7 p.m. at Culy’s Theatre, located at 338 7th Avenue in downtown San Diego. Nostalgic, toe tapping and soulful, ‘Harlem, Harlem’ which runs through April 28th, inserts you in one of the most electrifying eras of the Harlem Renaissance and the ingenious melodies of the 30’s and 40’s. It’s a wonderful montage of song, poetry and dance. Ticket prices which includes dinner are $35 per person and are available at all Ticket Master outlets.
Rossetti String Quartet
This provocative ensemble whose achievement is stunning will appear in concert on Saturday, April 6 @ 7 p.m. in UCSD’s Mandeville Auditorium. Admission is $22.00 for general admission; student tickets are $10.00. The Rossetti String Quartet composed of - Santa Barbara native Nina Bodnar; French musician Henry Gronnier; violins; Juilliard School faculty member Thomas Diener, viola; and global recitalist Eric Gaenslen, cello, will perform Haydn’s Quarter in D Minor, Op 76, No. 2; Debussy’s Quarter in G minor; Villa Lobos’ Quarter No. 5 and Kodaly’s Quarter No. 2, Op. 10.
Lecture - Discussion @ the Library
Presenting Institutions and Politics of the Colorado River, a lecture-discussion on Saturday, April 6 from 2-4 PM in the 3rd floor auditorium of the Central Library, located at 820 E St. This event is FREE to the public. This lecture-discussion program deals with issues, motives and conflicts surrounding the Colorado River as it flows westward. The problem of water in California is simply a reflection of the growing water crisis worldwide.
Zuni Fetish Show
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 its annual Fetish Show and Sale, to be held from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 6 and 7. For more information call (619) 239-2001 or visit our website at www.museum-ofman.org.
The La Jolla Symphony Chorus invites all ages to join in an Easter Messiah-Sing on April 7, 4 p.m., at Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Carlsbad. Soloists, chorus members, a chamber orchestra and the audience join together to sing the Easter portion of Handel’s spectacular oratorio. Tickets are $8 - $12. For more information call (858) 534-4637.
The San Diego Public Library will screen Mulholland’s Dream on Sunday, April 7 from 2-4 PM in the 3rd floor auditorium of the Central Library, located at 820 E St. This event is free to the public. The film describes how William Mul-holland, superintendent of the LA water system, found a solution to escalating water problems in a remote valley 250 miles to the north.
Paintings by Franco Méndez Calvillo
He was born in San Luis Potosí where he obtained his medical degree. After a twenty-year career as an outstanding endoscopist in Tijuana he decided to close his successful practice and dedicate himself fully to the visual arts. His work - complex and panoramic reveals the dimension of his decision.
Join us April 8 through May 22 @ Moctezuma Books & Gallery, located at 289 3rd Avenue in downtown Chula Vista. For more information call (619) 426-1283.
One Night Only
Living legend Burhan Ocal and his Istanbul Oriental Ensemble present the rapturous music of the Ottoman Empire at UC San Diego, one night only, Tuesday, April 9 at 7:30 in the Mandeville Auditorium. Reflecting the eclectic musical heritage of the great Gypsy migration from Indiana and the Middle East to Europe, the Istanbul Oriental Ensemble Comprises clarinet, kaval (flute), kanun (zither), keman (violin), oud and percussion. Their talent, love of music and undisputed technical virtuosity have allowed them to assimilate a highly divergent range of folk and classical forms.
“Bolero & La Mer”
On April 11-14, San Diego Symphony presents Maestro David Lockington and pianist Angela Hewitt in several Masterworks Series Performances. The program features Offen-bach’s “Orpheus in the Underworld: Overture,” Fauré’s Ballade, Debussy’s “La Mer,” as well as Ravel’s Concerto for Piano in G Major and “Bolero.”
Thursday concerts begin at 8 p.m. at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Friday and Saturday evening concerts begin at 8 p.m. at Copley Symphony Hall (750 B St., San Diego). Sunday concerts begin at 2 p.m. at Copley Symphony Hall. Single ticket prices range from $15-$70. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 619-235-0804.
Two Thousand Spaces
On April 13th, San Diego City College presents: Dos Mil Espacios: Two Thousand Spaces. A creative arts project including spoken word, visual art, dance and music integrating training, theory and praxis through innovative workshops panel discussions, performances and open mike.
This year’s event brings artist from both coasts featuring Baltimore’s Urban Ave 31: fusing Jazz, Hip-Hop and Spoken Word, along with LA’s prominent Olga Echeveria Garcia’s mestiza words, and Bao Phi’s “Two Tongues” poetry. The event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available all day. San Diego City College is located at 1313 Twelfth Avenue, B-Building from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.