by Berenice Cisneros
Spring Egg Hunt at Kit Carson Park
Bring your baskets and leap into an exciting scramble for candy, eggs and special prize eggs. The 30th Annual Spring Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 14, at Kit Carson Park at the Adult Softball Complex, located at the South end of the park. This delightful event features eight giant egg hunts for children aged 3 through 8. There will be piles of candy, loads of prizes and plenty of certificates that have been donated by local merchants for the children to gather. Parents please bring your cameras for our special guest appearances by Mr. and Mrs. Bunny. Arrive early to find egg hunt areas before start times. Ages 3-4 will begin at 10:00 a.m. sharp, ages 5-8 will begin at 10:45 sharp. In case of rain, this event will be modified. Don't forget your basket!
Poetry Writing Workshop
On Saturday, April 14, the San Diego Public Library will present a poetry writing workshop taught by Steve Kowit, who is a faculty member at Southwestern College and recipient of the 2001 San Diego Library LOLA Award-Local Author Lifetime Achievement Award discussion series. This workshop will run from 2-4 p.m. and will be held in the 3rd floor Wangenheim Room of Central Library. The Central Library is located at 820 E Street, downtown San Diego. To register for this workshop, please contact Pamela Sanderson at (619) 236-5847.
Easter Lily Display
Over 200 Easter lilies will be on display through April 18 at Balboa Park's Botanical Building during our public hours from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m., Friday through Wednesday. In addition, the Botanical Building features about 2,100 permanent plants including orchids, bromeliads, ferns, cycads and palms.
The Southwestern College School of Arts and Communication is proud to premiere Milcha Sanchez-Scott's play "Roosters," a story that highlights a family's relationship using humor and drama. Performances take place April 19-21, 8 p.m. in the college's Mayan Hall Theatre. This play probes into the problems besetting a Hispanic-American family in the rural Southwest, and the growing conflict between a father and his rebellious son. Tickets are $10 general admission, $7 for seniors and students with valid ID, and $5 for groups of 20 or more. You may purchase your tickets by calling 421-6700 ext. 5895.
Friday, April 20 at 8:00 p.m., is your last chance to see Antonio Vargas in "Laberinto" here in San Diego during his American Tour. He will take you on an exciting journey into the intoxicating, tentalizing world of Flamenco. A full cast includes guest artists Dancer Yolanda Arroyo, Singers Charo Monge and Rosa Rachid with guitarists Jose Tanaka, Paco Arroyo, Diego Corriente and David De Alva. Presented at Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center of San Diego, Jacobs Family Campus, located at 4126 Executive Dr, La Jolla. Tickets may be purchased by calling the LFJCC box office at (858) 362-1348 or (858) 362-1365.
Eric Bogosian's dark and powerful drama opens at Palomar College on April 20. It's characters are like a human chemistry set who are running experiments in the parking lot of a convenience store, volatile and confrontational. Bogosian has profound insight to the pain, struggles and seemingly inexplicable actions of today's suburban youth. subUrbia follows a group of high school friends as they come of age in the vast emptiness of suburban sprawl. It portrays a reality of suburban youth that includes extensive use of profanity, violence, sexual themes and nudity. Parental guidance is advised for students under age 18. subUrbia is on stage at the Howard Brubeck Theatre, 1140 West Mission Road through April 29. Tickets are $6 for students, $8 for staff and seniors, and $10 for general audience. For tickets and other information call (760) 744-1150, extension 2453.
The Delgado Brothers at Humphrey's
It's been 12 years since L.A.'s Delgado Brothers have released a record, so we're happy to welcome them back for a live concert Saturday, April 12 at Humphrey's Backstage Lounge, (2241 Shelter Island Drive) 4 to 8pm. With special guest Billy Watson & His International Silver String Submarine Band. Tickets are $8 general admission, $6 BLUSD members & must be 21 years of age. For a taste of the Delgado Brother's latest CD "Let's Get Back" visit <http://www.mocomborecords.com/letsgetback.html> For a taste of John "Juke" Logan's latest CD "June Rhythm" visit <http://www.mocomborecords.com/jukerhythm.html>.
Emerson String Quartet
The six-time Grammy Award-winning Emerson String Quartet, will perform at 7:30 p.m. April 21 in Mande-ville Auditorium at the University of California, San Diego. One marvels at the solo and ensemble virtuosity of each of the players, and the quicksilver way in which each could pass from one to another. This year the members celebrate their 21st year as faculty at the University of Hartford's Hartt School of Music, where they hold a special training program for young quartets. The Emer-son play with intensity, but also with momentum, balance, and clarity and with the strongest possible differentiation of mood. Tickets are $25 general admission and $10 for students. You may purchase your tickets by calling the UCSD Box Office, at (858) 534-8497.
Samoan Choir Series
The Great Hall of the Oceanside Public Library will resound with the inspirational harmonies of the San Luis Rey Parish Choir, Saturday, April 21st from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 330 North Coast Highway, Oceanside. The concert is free and open to the public. The Samoan Choir Series is part of SULU O LE TAUTUA: A Tribute to American Samoan Art and Cultural Traditions.
The San Diego State School of Music and Dance presents Reflection, a senior dance concert. Performances are Saturday and Sunday, April 21st and 22nd at 8:00 p.m. in the SDSU Studio Theatre, ENS 200. Tickets are $7 general admission, $5 students. Works include two pieces: Inner Mirror, a dramatic duet danced, which involves an exploration of inner fears and the road to self-acceptance. Tightrope, an acrobatic solo performed by the choreographer, is a whimsical peek at the balancing act of a European high wire performer. Detached, a dance of self-discovery, love lost and love yet to come. Unpaid Work, this dance will feature live narration as well as live guitar alternately played by Noel Jordan and Michael Wrobel. A group of nine dancers will present There Amongst the Dandelion, this piece opens with a short poem followed by live flute accompaniment by April Wethe. Tickets may be purchased by calling 594-1696. For other information or directions to the Studio Theatre, call 594-6824.