April 14, 2000
by Berenice Cisneros
Life and Times of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Gregorio Luke, director of the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, will explore the life and times of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, a Catholic nun and major 17th century Mexican poet, in a lecture at the Timken Museum Art, Friday, April 28 at 7 p.m. Luke's lecture will be in English. Coffee and dessert with Luke will follow. Tickets are $25 for the general public and $20 for the Friends of the Timken. To ensure your reservation, send checks to The Timken Museum of Art, Gregorio Luke Lecture, 1500 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101. Call 239-5548 for further information.
Book Review & Lecture Forum
The Malcolm X Branch of the San Diego Public Library continues its 2nd annual "Book Review & Lecture Forum" with a book talk featuring UCSD scholar and professor Susan Davis discussing her recent book Spectacular Nature: Corporate Culture & the Sea World Experience on Saturday, April 15, 2:00 - 4:00 pm at the Library, 5148 Market Street. This is a free monthly program of ideas and culture promoting discussion and debate about books and issues.
Adams Avenue Roots
Troubadours will stroil, strum, fiddle and hum for the 27th annual Adams Avenue Roots Festival taking place Saturday and Sunday April 15, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and April 16, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Adams Avenue, between 34th and 35th Streets in San Diego. The event is free and open to the entire family.
Music standouts will include Tennessee based bluegrass pioneer Charlie Bailey, vintage Cajun songster D.L. Menard and the Louisiana Aces, banjo and dulcimer veteran Stu Jamieson, all star bluegrass trio Peter Feldman and Dan Crary and Richard Green and folk and country singer Ramblin' Jack Elliott.
An Easter celebration, Invisible Spikes In The Cross, a play which will be presented April 16 at San Diego's Christian Fellowship Congregational Church, 1601 Kelton Road. The Sanctuary Choir will perform a blend of traditional and contemporary music at 4 and 7 p.m. in the main sanctuary under the direction of Marquetta Brown. Gospel singer Debra Terrell will be a featured guest artist. Tickets are $7 general admission and $4 for seniors, military personnel and children under six. For tickets and further information call the Christian Fellowship Congregational Church at 262-8095.
Like Water for Chocolate
Yareli Arizmendi, star of the celebrated Mexican film Like Water for Chocolate, and her husband, artist, film maker and musician Sergio Arau, will be the keynote speakers at the fourth annual Sister Sally Furay Lecture on Tuesday, April 18, 7 PM, at the University of San Diego's Manchester Conference Center Auditorium. The lecture and screening of the couple's "mockumentary," A Day Without a Mexican, are free and open to the public. For further information, please call 260-4650.
On Wednesday, April 19, 6:00 pm, the Malcolm X Branch Library will screen the Ethiopian film Imperfect Journey as part of Frame by Frame: Building Communities Through Cinema, a three-month long international film series presented by the San Diego Public Library. An extraordinarily revealing survey of contemporary Ethiopia by acclaimed U.S. based Ethiopian filmmaker Haile Gerima. It is a remarkable and thought-provoking work about the collective conscience of one of the oldest civilizations on earth. The program is free and open to the public. Please call 527-3405 for more information. The Library is located at 5148 Market Street.
The North Coast Repertory Theatre presents The Rivals, opening April 22. This clever restoration classic tells a whimsical story of young lovers thwarted by their elders, promises of duels and elopements, disguises, misunderstandings and mistaken identities. NCRT Artistic Director Sean Murray places this new production in downtown Solana Beach at the fictional health spa, Bath. The Rivals is a comedy that transcends the ages. Tickets are priced at $20-$22, and may be purchased by calling (858) 481-1055, or toll-free (888) 776-NCRT for reservations and information. NCRT is located just East of I-5 on Lomas Santa Fe Drive in the Southeast corner of the Lomas Santa Fe Plaza, Solana Beach.
A Streetcar Named Desire
The new American opera by André Previn, A Streetcar Named Desire, will be performed in San Diego for the first time on Saturday, April 22 at the Civic Theatre. Leading the cast as Blanche DuBois and Stanley Kowalski are soprano Sheryl Woods with a remarkable range and dramatic ability, and baritone David Okerlund. Joining them are two standouts of the world premiere, soprano Elizabeth Futral as Stella and tenor Anthony Dean Griffey as Mitch, both hailed by critics from all over the world. Single tickets for all operas start at $31 and can be purchased by calling 570-1100 or 220-TIXS. For more information call 232-7636.
MiraCosta's Art Gallery
Paintings, prings, drawings, ceramics, photos, digital art, and sculpture will be represented in MiraCosta College's annual student art show, this year titled "Celebration," opening April 24 at the Kruglak Gallery in the Student Center at MiraCosta's Oceanside campus, One Barnard Drive.
Students in MiraCosta's art classes select their best works from the past academic year for possible inclusion in this faculty juried show. Approximately 150 pieces will be chosen for the exhibit, which runs through May 9. A reception for the student artists will be held in the gallery April 25, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.; and Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m. The gallery is open to the public and admission is free. For further information, call (760) 795-6657.