April 21, 2000

Calendar of Events...

by Berenice Cisneros


Nostalgia Buffs Will Get a Kick Out of This...

The Singer's Workshop will sing their way through the 1950s hitting the highest points of the American Hit Parade at a special program on April 26 at the Chula Vista Civic Center Library, 365 F St. The group performs their rendition of the `50s complete with costumes and hairstyles of the day beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the library auditorium. This is one in a series of Cultural Programs sponsored by the friends of the Library. All programs are free and open to the public. For more info. call (619)691-5069 and press 3.


Stage Version of "Dangerous Liaisons" opens at Palomar College

Les Liaisons Dangereuses recounts life among a collection decadent, wealthy French aristocrats and their sexual exploits in the 1780s, late in the reign of Louis XVI. Les Liaisons Dangereuses is on stage at the Howard Brubeck Theatre at Palomar College for six performances from April 21 - 30. The film version of the story won an Oscar. Due to strong sexual themes, this play may not be suitable for children. Tickets are $10 for general audience, $8 for seniors and Palomar College staff, and $6 for students. For tickets and info. call 760-744-1150, ext. 2453.


Bridges and Borders/Puentes Y Fronteras Discussion Series

The Line of the Sun, by Judith Ortiz Cofer, set in Puerto Rico and the U.S., depicts the dilemma of Puerto Ricans torn between American ways and their own centuries-old traditions, will be the center of a discussion led by Dr. Beatrice Pita of UCSD on April 24, 6:30 p.m. at the downtown San Diego Public Library. This is the next in a series of discussions titled: Bridges and Borders. All programs are open to the public free of charge and copies of the book is available in English and Spanish form the library.


Joan Collins and Stacy Keach Star in Love Letters

Stage, film and television stars Stacy Keach and Joan Collins will appear in the acclaimed hit Love Letters at San Diego's Spreckels Theatre April 25-30. Love Letters is the poignant tale of two members of the privileged class and their 50-year, loving relationship conducted through letter writing from early childhood to their later years. For tickets, call TicketMaster at 619-220-TIXS or purchase tickets online at www.ticketmas-ter.com.


The Biggest and Best Street Event in Oceanside

The 8th annual Days of Art will be held Saturday April the 29th and 30th in downtown Oceanside. There will be 25 individuals and groups on stages singing, dancing and playing in bands and small combos, just about every form of performing art, and some delightful ethnic groups offering song and dance. There will also be 80 painters and sculptors showing their work at curb side. It will be tow days of fun where the kids will have hands on art to do, and adult and children can be part of the chalk art with help given by professional artist. The event is free, for more information call 760-433-3632.


Holy Essence in Concert

The group Holy Essence will be in concert at Christ United Methodist Church, 3295 Meade Avenue, Sunday, April 30, 6 p.m. Bring your friends an family and enjoy listening to some great gospel music. All are welcome to this special event of the Christian Performing Arts Series at Christ UMC.


5th Annual Taste of City Heights

April 29, City Heights will once again celebrate its status as the most diverse community in San Diego with the Fifth Annual "Taste of City Heights." Tickets are $9.00 per person, children under seven, free. The event starts at 2 p.m. Participants will park free at Hoover High School, 4474 El Cajon Blvd. and board a double-decker bus that will then take them to 16 restaurants to sample various cuisines of Mexico, Greece, Italy, and Vietnam, just to name a few. For tickets and info., call the City Heights Town council at (619)563-0671.


Our Spring Series Will Blow You Away!

No sooner does one Athenaeum Music & Arts Library jazz series end than eager fans are dying to know: who's playing in the next series, and how soon can we get tickets?That's because the Athenaeum's jazz programs-both at the library and at The Neurosciences Institute-are not only well-attended, but regularly sell out.In April, and May, jazz returns to the auditorium of The Neurosciences Institute for the Athenaeum's annual three-part spring concert series. As in the past, the series features unique performances by both established jazz masters and rising young stars. April 30th the Charles Lloyd Quartet will be performing and on May 18th Terence Blanchard Sextet will be on stage. For tickets and info., please call (858) 454-5872.


Dance Break 2000

MiraCosta College is poised to present the Dance Depart-ment's largest dance show ever, featuring more than 90 students performing jazz, ballet, modern, tap, hip hop, lyrical, Latin, and ballroom dance styles in pieces choreographed by both faculty and students. The event will also spotlight dance students from Torrey Pines High School, selected as the college's first "honor high school" performers. The high school dancers will perfrom "Giggles," a light-hearted, hip hop dance choreographed by MiraCosta faculty member Betzi Roe, who is teaching a Miracosta course in modern dance at TPHS this semester.Admission is $7; students, seniors and children, $5. For more info. call (760)795-6815 or on the Web: www.miracosta.cc.ca.us/dance.

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