April 7, 2000
by Berenice Cisneros
Rafaela Godinez, a noted Guatemalan weaver who uses an ancient technique dating back to pre-Hispanic times, will appear at the San Diego Museum of Man, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 8 through Saturday, April 15, for a special exhibition, demonstration and sale. Her loom is characterized by warp threads stretched between two bars, with one bar tied to support such as a tree and the other attached to a strap fastened around her waist. Museum admission is $6 for adults, $5 for visitors 65 and older, $3 for ages 6 to 17 years old. The Museum is located at 1350 El Prado, in Balboa Park. For more information, call 239-2001.
The theme of this year's show is "Celebrating Our Diamond Jubilee," offers exhibits, plant sales, entertainment, and flowers, flowers, and flowers. Outside the tent, a home-front tour will be offered. For an eye-popping treat of gardens and homes, take the self-guided tour of Coronado's winning home fronts. The show will be set in Spreckels Park on Orange Avenue between Sixth and Seventh streets, April 8, 1-5:30 p.m. and April 9, 10-4 p.m. Admission is $2 for adults, free to Floral Association members and children under 12. For more information, call 437-8788.
225 custom, classic and antique automobiles and trucks are displayed for viewing along Coronado's streets. Categories include original and restored cars and trucks, street rods, modified cars and trucks, special interest and Coronado cars. Trophies will be given. The event also features musical entertainment. Sunday, April 9, 10-4 p.m. at Isabella Avenue, Park Place, and Star Park in downtown Coronado. Admission is Free. For more information, call 437-0254.
Out of My Heart/De Mi Corazón
Saturday, April 8, 5 p.m. & 7 p.m., California writer, Armando Garcia-Davila will present his first collection of poetry, sharing his musings in verse and stanza, from the humorous, to the lamentations, to the philosophical. Out of My Heart/De Mi Corazon, is his first collection of bilingual poetry which was published in October 1999. Come for booksigning and bilingual poetry reading at Casa del Libro located at 1735 University Avenue, in San Diego. For more information, call 299-9331.
Latino Fiesta Days
The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch will celebrate Latino Fiesta Days amid the landmark ranunculus blooms, April 8 and 8 from 12 noon to 5 p.m. This special event, will celebrate the Latino culture with live music and special entertainment such as Chunky Sanchez with Los Alacranes Mojados, Aqua Dulce. Visitors can receive free admission to the Flower Fields by participating onsite in bone marrow testing, during the two-day event, or $4 adults, $2 for children. The Flower Fields cover a rolling hillside overlooking the Pacific Coast, about halfway between Orange County and San Diego. Take I-5 and exit on Palomar Airport Rd. in Carlsbad. Go east two blocks and turn left on Paseo Del Norte. Look for the landmark windmill.
The SDSU African Ensemble will be performing a fund-raiser concert on Sunday, April 9 at 7 p.m. The concert will take place at SDSU's Smith Recital Hall. Authentic in their dress and instruments, this concert will also showcase the recently arrived sets of drums from the carvers at the National Theatre of Ghana. Ticket prices are $10 general admission, $6 students and seniors, $4 if you purchase in advance. Money raised will go toward the purchase of instruments and material for costumes. For more information, call 594-7452.
With free food, lots of music and dancing, Palomar College students will enjoy one last activity-filled week to celebrate the arrival of spring and the approaching end of the spring semester. Activities are scheduled from Monday, April 10 with free ice cream, Tuesday, is Rock and Roll Day, Wednesday is Hawaiian Day with free food, Thursday and Friday are scheduled with a drum and dance team to perform. The College is located at 1140 W. Mission Road, San Marcos.
Crafts & Cultures of the American Southwest
The arts, crafts and cultures of the American Southwest will be celebrated Friday to Sunday, April 14 - 16 at the 13th annual Santa Fe Market, at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park's Bazaar del Mundo. Top Southwestern craftsmen, demonstrators and entertainers will appear at this spirited outdoor celebration. Stunning collections for art lovers include multi-stone inlaid jewelry, inspiring artifact replicas, hand-painted furniture, "wear-able art" clothing and accessories, fetishes, storytellers, pottery, blankets, pillows, sand paintings and more. Entertainment will include the Kumeyaay Youth New Bird Singers and Dancers. For additional information, call 296-3161.
Frame by Frame
On Wednesday, April 12 the San Diego Public Library will present the film Haramuya. This program is a continuation of the film festival "Frame by Frame: Building Communities through Cinema". The film showing will be held in the third floor auditorium of the Central Library located at 820 E Street. The film begins at 6 p.m. and is free to the public.
The Latin American Music Festival returns April 13-15. It is a unique opportunity for Texas audiences to see and hear composers and talent from South America, performing classical music rarely heard in the U.S. Concerts are set for 7:30 p.m. April 13 & 14 and 2 p.m. April 15 in Ed Landreth Auditorium, while lectures and recitals are scheduled for the afternoons in the Mary D. and F. Howard Walsh Center for Performing Arts' PepsiCo Recital Hall. All events are free and open to the public. For additional information, call 817-257-7654.
The Music Man
This a certified all-American story about a fast-talking, traveling salesman who cons the residents of River City, Iowa. He sells the otherwise dull community a "boys band" with shiny instruments, wonderful music and spiffy uniforms. Before you know it, the entire town is filled with excitement about the positive effects the band is having on its children. A young, rebellious boy becomes a leader; a shy, quiet boy begins talking more than he has in his entire life. And even though Harold Hill does not know a clarinet from saxophone, he is making a difference.
"The Music Man" is a wonderful musical that keeps your feet tapping and your heart racing. (You Got Trouble, Good Night My Someone, and Till There Was You,) are some of the favorites you will hear. "The Music Man" can be seen at the Casa del Prado Theatre in Balboa Park from April 14 through 30. Admission prices are $5-$7 for seniors and children under 14, $7-$9 for adults. Please call 239-8355 for ticket purchases.