by Berenice Cisneros
Michael Jordan to The Max
A 45-minute giant-screen IMAX film that celebrates the personal attributes that have made Michael Jordan more than a basketball champion, but also a hero who trascends borders, cultures, age and gender. Michael Jordan to The Max will open April 6 and will continue through the summer at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park. Following Jordan's final championship run with the Chicago Bulls, the film uses the incredible visual and sound capabilities of the IMAX motion-picture format to take viewers on the court with Jordan as he demonstrates his ability to defy gravity. Admission is $11 for adults, $8 for juniors (3-12) and $9 for seniors (65+). For more information, call 238-1233 or visit www.rhfleet.org.
Human Rights Films Festival
Presented Free by the UCSD Chapter of Amnesty International and the International Museum of Human Rights at San Diego. Scheduled for Friday, April 6 through April 9, at the Copley Center (at the Institute of the Americas on the University of California, San Diego campus), the Film Festival will be a showcase for distinguished drama and documentary films which incorporate human rights themes. By drawing on the power of film to communicate across both physical and ideological borders, the titles selected for the Festival give a human face to, and provide the personal histories behind, the many widespread threats to political and individual freedom in our world today.
Scheduled for Friday, April 6, 6:30 PM Enemies of War; Saturday, April 7, 6:30 PM A Time for Drunken Horses; Sunday, April 8, 5:30 PM Borders; and Monday, April 9, 6:30 PM YO-TV's Made in the Youth S.A. Admission is FREE.
"The Darkest Hour"
Community Actors Theatre proudly presents a very powerful drama, The Darkest Hour, a story of a young man, told hours before his scheduled execution. A very touching, soul moving production, Running every weekend in April, thru the 29th. Donation is $10 general, $8 for seniors students, military, disables, $5 for ages 6-12. For more information, call 264-3391. The theatre is located at 2957 54th Street in San Diego.
`A Taste of the Arts'
Music, dance and visual arts to delight the entire family will be in the spotlight at "A Taste of the Arts, by the Bay" on April 7. Including musical entertainment by "Diva Soul and Native Vibe, and dance performances with Lula Washington Dance Theatre and Malashock Dance & Company. Also featuring artist vendors, ethnic food booths, puppets, sand castles and more for children, a silent art auction, and a salsa-tasting competition. This free event will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Chula Vista's Marina View Park.
The 6th concert in San Diego Public Library concert series will be held on Sunday, April 8 at 2:30 p.m. The concert will feature Robert Wetzel & Fred Benedetti - Odeum Guitar Duo. The program will include works by Carulli, Mozart, Vivaldi, Liszt & Schubert. The program will be in the Third Floor auditorium of the Central Library located at 820 E Street in downtown San Diego. For further information, please call 236-5810.
Lamb's Players Theatre is pleased to present the musical "Quilters" by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek. "Quilters" plays at the resident stage at 1142 Orange Ave. in Coronado April 6 - May 20. This is a remarkable musical celebration of the everyday, extraordinary women who helped pioneer the West. Tickets are $16 - $36 and are available by calling the Theatre Box office at 437-0600.
Alonzo King's LINES Contemporary Ballet, will perform April 13 in Mandeville Auditorium at the University of California, San Diego. His dancers are so beautiful to watch, they all possess that inner quality which elevates dance from the decorative to the sacred. The 7:30 program will include Who Dresses You Like a Foreigner? with music by classical Indian musician and tabla master Zakir Hussain. Tickets are $22 general admission; $20 for UCSD faculty, staff and senior citizens, and $16 for students. Tickets are available at the UCSD Box Office, (858) 534-8497.
"Thunder At Dawn"
Lamb's Players Theatre presents a one-week special engagement at the resident stage at 1142 Coronado Avenue in Coronado. "Thunder At Dawn" is a radically unique exploration of the Easter story, shown through the eyes of three soldiers - a war-weary Captain, a cynical Sergeant, and a young recruit in a bleak desert outpost. Finding themselves thrown together on "nail detail," they reassess their role in a recent execution, an event that will shift history. It tells a familiar story from a startling, contemporary perspective. It runs April 10-15. Ticket prices range from $16 - $36 and are now available by calling 437-0600.
Irish Band, Danú
If you didn't get enough Irish music in March, the Danú Band (an outstanding group of seven young musicians) will perform at the Sunshine Brooks Theater, located at 217 N. Coast Highway, on Thursday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for this performance are $7 and are on sale now. For further information on this program, call the concert hotline at 435-5570.