April 25, 2003

Calendar of Events...

San Diego and Tijuana Turn Out to Support the World Premiere of Gatekeeper Productions’ “The Gatekeeper”

Stars, dignitaries and politicians from both sides of the border plan to attend a sell out gala preview screening to launch the World Premiere of “The Gatekeeper.” 

The evening is hosted by the San Diego Film Commission and Yolanda S. Walther-Meade. Arrivals begin at 5:30 PM at the UA Horton Plaza Cinemas with the screening of the film at 7:00 PM. A reception follows at the San Diego Film Commission.

Among the “The Gatekeeper” cast members present to sign autographs and introduce the film are: Joel Brooks, Anne Betancourt and Joe Pascual who star in the “The Gatekeeper” along with John Carlos Frey, local San Diegan and writer/director of this award winning movie about the U.S./Mexico border and shot entirely on location in San Diego.

The Gatekeeper opens in theatres on Friday, April 25, 2003 at the Ultra Star Theatres in Chula Vista as well as the UA Horton Plaza Cinemas.

Day at the Docks —The Big Bay

San Diego Bay — The Big Bay offers the largest fleet of commercial sportfishing boats of the West Coast.

Booths with fishing tackle for sale, entertainment, fishing demonstrations and food will take over the three sportfishing landings in Point Loma Sunday April 27. The free event will entertain fishing and outdoor enthusiasts from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Recommended event parking is available on Shelter Island. Additional parking is located on Harbor Drive. Shuttle service will be offered to and from the festival at both locations.

A catch and release fishing areas for kids will have large binds filled with fish. For more information call the toll free number 1-877-224-429 or visit the Big Bay’s Web site: www.thebigbay.com.

Mexican Imagery on Paper

Back from Tomboctou Gallery and Imports will present “Mexican Imagery on Paper.” This is an exhibit showcasing original Volantes or broadsheets, Mexican Cinema lobby cards and old Cinema movie posters.

Volantes are printed song-sheets or corridos themes such as romance, the Revolution of 1910-1920, or political figures. Broadsheets date back to the earliest days of the printing press in western culture.

Lobby cards were movie advertisements made for feature film. They are a rare and fascinating glimpse into the Golden Era for Mexican Cinema. These items have become highly collectible artworks, and will be on exhibit Back from Tomboctou from April 1 to May 1. (619) 282-8708, 3564 Adams Ave., San Diego.

La Promesa and Other Stories by Leroy V. Quintana

Leroy V. Quintana is Professor of English at San Diego Mesa College. In 1976, he publish his first collection of poetry, Hijo del Pueblo. In 1981, Quintana’s book Sangre, won the American Book Award, as well as the Southwest Bood Award.

Reading and Booksigning of La Promesa and Other Stories will take place Friday, May 2, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. at Casa del Libro A Specialty Bookstore, 1735 University Ave., (Hillcrest), San Diego. For information call Maria Luisa Sclar at (619) 299-9331.

San Diego County’s Biggest Parade

The Maytime Band Review is the largest annual marching music competition west of the Mississippi River and San Diego County’s biggest parade. Last year’s event drew nearly 60,000 spectators.

Bonita Vista High School’s marching band has already accomplished the unprecedented. Now it is attempting the unthinkable.

The Baron Blue Brigade has won a record six consecutive Maytime Bank Review parades and is working to roll a lucky seven at this year’s event on May 3. Even though they have a new band director and a battalion of new members, the Barons seem confident they can continue their streak as the only Maytime champion of the 21st century.

The parade steps off at 10:30 a.m. along Highland Avenue in National City. For more information please call (619) 4477-9339.

A Screening of Chinatown Files

The San Diego Public Library, in cooperation with the San Diego Asian Film foundation, will host a screening of Chinatown Files on Sunday, May 4 at 2:00 p.m. in the 3rd Floor Auditorium of the Central Library, located at 820 E Street. This screening is FREE to the public.

Amy Chen’s acclaimed new documentary The Chinatown Files reveals the hidden story of Chinese-American men and women who were hunted down, jailed, and targeted for deportation during the Cold War hysteria of the 1950’s and 1960’s. Their interviews are interwoven with rare home movies, photographs, and archival films exploring the prejudice and xenophobia surrounding U.S.-China relations.

Following the screening, Yeh, Chiou-ling, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at SDSU’s History Department, will facilitate a discussion.

San Diego Symphony and Fern Street Circus at Copley Symphony Hall

Wondering what to do on Mother’s Day? Why not take the kids and run away to the circus for a day —the Fern Street Circus that is— at Copley Symphony Hall? On Sunday, May 11, at 2 p.m., the Fern Street Circus will join the San Diego Symphony onstage for Under The Big Top, complete with clowns, jugglers and trapeze artists all accompanied by the music of the orchestra.

Tickets for the Under Big Top range from $5-$20 and are available by calling the Symphony’s ticket office at 619.235-.0804 or stop by the office at Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B St., downtown, Mon-Thurs, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Native American Fine Art

“Art in 2 Worlds: The Native American Fine Art Invitational 1983-1997” brings 52 paintings by 48 Native American artists to the William D. Cannon Art Gallery at the Carlsbad City Library Complex. The paintings and sculptures coming to Carlsbad draw from the history cultural traditions and personal experiences of the artists while celebrating fresh creativity and innovation. The exhibition will be shown in the Cannon Art Gallery April 13 through June 1. The Gallery is at 1775 Dove Lane in the Carlsbad City Library Complex.

“The Red Lamp”

This is a play about a red lamp being a signal or different people, at different times, and it gets funnier and funnier. Running April 18 thru May 18. Community Actors Theatre located at 2957 54th Street, in San Diego. Call 264-3391.

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