by Berenice Cisneros
On April 22, everyone is invited to join members of the La Jolla Chorus in a rousing rendition of the Easter portions of Handel's classic, The Messiah. Families are encouraged to join us. The concert will take place at St. Elizabeth Seaton Church, located at 6628 Santa Isabel in Carlsbad, on Sunday at 4:00 pm. Tickets are $12 adults, $8 students, Parking is free. For more information, call (858) 534-4637.
Multi-Cultural Earth Day at Balboa Park
Featuring Jamaican Reggae: Crucial, Tribe of Judah and Brethrens. Brazilian Samba with Maria Lane and George Carioca, WorldBeat Children's Theatre with Owna Cordez and WorldBeat Center African Drumming and Percussion Ensemble, Children and Family Drumming with Nana Yaw Asiedy, Native American Drumming with Tim RedBird and the Red Warriors, Danza Popoxatepl with Carmen Kalo and Mary Lou Valencia performing Ancient Aztec Dance from Mexico, Sharanya (14 year old Classical Indian Dancer in the Osissi Tradition), Ali Tazangar -Persian Music Beat Group from Iran. Sunday, April 22nd from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Balboa Park's World-Beat Cultural Arts Center, 2100 Park Blvd, San Diego. Free.
"The Crown City Revue"
Lamb's Players Theatre is pleased to announce the first annual "Crown City Revue," a wild and wonderful community talent show benefitting the Coronado Library expansion and Lamb's Players' Educational Outreach program. It takes places April 22 and 23 at 7:00 p.m. on Lamb's Players' resident stage in Coronado. All acts entered are sponsored by various local businesses and civic organizations. This is about the only place where you can catch your local fire chief tap dancing or your city councilman singing a love song. Tickets range from $8-$30. To purchase your tickets call (619) 437-0600.
"The Task of Telling"
Noon, Monday, April 23 Gill Auditorium, at San Diego Museum of Man, Guatemalan Poet Francisco Morales Santos and translator Joan Lindgren will give a poetry reading and lecture. Morales, well-known throughout Latin America, has been awarded many prizes and distinctions, among them his country's prestigious Premio Nacional. A Mayan man who writes in Spanish, he offers a bi-cultural vision of life in Guatemala. Free for members, 6.00 for non-members (includes museum admission).
Free Admission to Natural History Museum
Admission to the San Diego Natural History Museum is free to all visitors from April 23 through April 29 in celebration of National Immunization Week. Parents are encouraged to bring in their child's shot records so they can be checked for currency on the weekend of April 28 and 29.
Featured in the Museum's new Legler Benbough Exhibition Hall is the in-depth multimedia exhibition Epidemic! The Natural History of Disease. This exhibit examines one of the most critical issues facing humankind in the 21st century: the causes, spread and control of infectious disease. Audio tours are available in both English and Spanish. The Museum also offers a comprehensive lecture and film series featuring a distinguished panel of experts who will deliver a series of engaging programs on regional infectious diseases. The San Diego Natural History Museum is located in Balboa Park in San Diego.
The Muir College Musical Ensemble will present Cabaret at 8 p.m. April 26, 27 and 28 in Mandeville Auditorium at the University of California, San Diego. One of the most daring of Broadway musicals, is set in the seediness of a Berlin night club, the Kit Kat Club, in the late 1930s when the Nazi party is rising to power.
The colorful goings-on inside the Kit Kat Club typify Berlin nightlife at the time and also serve as a metaphor for the chaotic world churning outside. Tickets are available at the UCSD Box Office, the Muir College Center and at the door. General admission is $8; UCSD faculty and staff, $7; students $7. For further information call Patricia Mahaffey at (858) 534-3587.
African Ensemble to Perform
The Abaa Koma/SDSU African Ensemble will be performing a fundraiser concert on Friday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m. The concert will take place at SDSU's Smith Recital Hall. Ticket prices are $10 General admission; $6 Students & Seniors; $4 in advance. This concert will feature Akayaa Atule, the new African dance instructor at SDSU. She is a native of the Fra Fra tribe of Northern Ghana.
Six members of the ensemble traveled to Ghana with Professor Flood in July 2000, to experience a month of intensive workshops. This summer, a larger group will travel to Ghana with Professor Floor to study music and dance at the National Theatre of Ghana as well as in traditional village settings. Money raised will be used to support this trip and buy instruments, costumes, etc. Free parking is available in the J Lot on Hardy Avenue, off of Campanile Drive.
"Don Mendo's Revenge"
The Bilingual Foundation of the Arts will present "Don Mendo's Revenge" a 20th century comedy by the great playwright Don Pedro Muñoz Seca, opening April 27 through May 27 at the Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 South Spring Street, in downtown Los Angeles.
Muñoz Seca pokes fun at the rigid rules of theatrical writing during the 15th and 16th centuries when everything had to rhyme. The author plays with words, using puns and ridiculous rhymes to set up a host of hilarious situations. There is illicit love, love betrayed, arranged marriage, an ambitious and shrewd young lady, kings, queens and moors, non escape this riotous, lusty romp. To reserve your seats or for more information, call the Bilingual Foundation of the Arts (323) 225-4044.