by Berenice Cisneros
A Night of Jazz
Music will fill the halls of Southwestern College as the School of Arts and Communication presents two concerts "Rhythms of the World," April 26 and "A Night of Jazz," April 27. The first concert takes place at 8 p.m. in the Mayan Hall Theatre and will feature performances from the college's African Drumming group and Latin Jazz ensemble.
A Night of Jazz will feature the college's vocal jazz group and jazz bands. This event takes place at 8 p.m. in the Mayan Hall Theatre. Admission is sold separately to each concert. Tickets are $10 general admission and $7 students and seniors. You may purchase your tickets by calling Silvia Lugo at 421-6700 ext. 5895 or at the Theatre box office one hour before each event.
"Kiss Your Mate" Day
On April 28, 4-7 p.m., grab your mate and enjoy a free outdoor concert with the Bill Magee Blues Band by the blue waters of San Diego Bay. Kiss Your Mate Day in part of San Diego Bay Days - five weeks of special events and activities running April 1 - May 5 all around San Diego Bay, with more than 30 special events, mostly free, including music, art, fireworks, environmental awareness and other educational activities, behind the scenes tours, prize give-aways and more. For more information: www.sandiego-baydays.com or 1-877-LUV-R-BAY.
"Conversations in Culture"
Four noted Native American artists - a flutist, a potter and two jewelers, will join creative forces to present "Conversations in Culture" program, sharing time-honored traditions, heritage and crafts from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28 at the San Diego Museum of Man in Balboa Park.
Troy De Roche, an award-winning flutist and popular performer at the Museum's annual Indian Fair; Jewelers Bennard and Frances Dallasvuyaoma, who create stunning pieces based on Hopi philosophy and life; and Max Early, one of just a handful of traditional potters remaining from the Laguna Pueblo in New Mexico.
This event offers participants the rare chance to get to know talented Native American artists in a casual, conversation setting. Artists will discuss and demonstrate their creative talents, followed by a brief question and answer period. Artwork will be for sale following the program. For more information or to register, contact the Museum at 239-2001.
Adams Avenue Roots Festival
On April 28th, from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. & April 29th, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 pm., Adams Avenue Roots Festival takes place on Adams Avenue between 34th and 35th streets in Normal Heights. This event is free and open to the entire family.
This year the festival will include J.C. Labbie et pes amis Cajun from Louisiana, Seattle's Balkan Café orchestra, pioneer bluegrass band Hickory Wind, veteran bluesman Clabe Hang-en and the Hangen Bros. Band, Blues songster-guitarist Pamela Baker Smith, traditional Mexican family group Rene Pena-Govea y Familia, and many others.
The Roots Festival will also feature dozens of arts, crafts and exotic food booths as well as a beer garden for adults 21 and over. There will also be kids' rides and fun for the entire family. For more information, call 282-7329.
"Join Hands With The World"
United States International University's 12th annual International Friendship Festival will take place on Saturday, April 28. More than 5,000 people from the San Diego community are expected to attend this daylong, outdoor event that features food, crafts, and entertainment from around the world. This year's theme is "Join Hands With The World". The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is organized and presented by USIU's multicultural, multinational student body. Students from more than 90 countries attend USIU and many international student clubs sponsor booths highlighting food and crafts from their home countries such as Thailand, Kenya, Mexico, Germany, Indonesia, Korea, and others.
The International Friendship Festival will take place on the library law at USIU's Scripps Ranch campus. The university is located at 10455 Pomerado Road, one mile east of Interstate 15. Admission and parking are free. For more information, call (858) 635-4607.
Cycle EastLake 2001!
The peaceful countryside surrounding EastLake will provide a scenic backdrop for Cycle EastLake 2001!. a four-year recreational cycling event to be held Sunday, April 29. All tours will start and end at Chula Vista Community Park next to EastLake High School. The 50-, 25- and 12-mile tours stop at the U.S. Olympic Training Center and roll past Otay Lakes. A 5-mile route is designed, as well, for families and non-cyclists eager to share a morning of easy exercise. Entry fees are $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. All entries include T-shirts. Following the tour, the Sharp Chula Vista Health and Wellness Fair and a Sponsor Expo will feature food, music, demonstrations and give-aways. For entry information, and registration for visit www.eastlake.net, or call the EastLake HomeFinding Center (619) 421-3111.
Day At The Docks
Free for the whole family, Sunday April 29, The Port of San Diego and the San Diego Sportfishing Council invites visitors and San Diegans to discover a unique attraction on San Diego's waterfront at the annual Day at the Docks festival at the San Diego Sportfishing Landings in Point Loma.
Day at the Docks will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with something for everyone, including catch and release fishing for kids; casting contests; prizes; boat rides around the Bay, open house aboard sportfishing fleet vessels; displays by leading fishing tackle manufacturers; marine retailers and artists; fishing seminars; classic boats on display; music; entertainment; and lots of food! Ample parking is available on Harbor Drive and Shelter Island with free frequent shuttle service to and from the festival.
El Cajon Summer Concerts
Concerts on the Green, the annual series of free Friday evening concerts in Downtown El Cajon featuring top talent from all over San Diego County, will open May 4 with the Big Band sounds of Tammi Thomas. The free outdoor Concerts on the Green are offered every Friday evening from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., on the Prescott Promenade on Main Street in Downtown El Cajon, East County's Arts and Cultural Zone.
Offered every Friday even-ing through Sept. 28, with an eclectic mix of music and amusement from Jazz to children's entertainment. Bring a friend, a picnic, or a candle-lit dinner and end the week on a high note. For concert information, call 401-8858.
"Against the Hype" & "Big Manuel"
The Patricia Rincon Dance Collective
continues its season with the world premiere of "Against
the Hype". A dance/theater work that challenges the myths
of aging through an hysterical romp in search of a beauty icon
from the silent films of the `20s, to our pop culture's disparaging
iconoclastic view of celluloid.
Also, showcasing for the first time in San Diego, Stephanie Gilliland and her company, TONGUE, who bring works of extreme physicality with sensual athletic and riveting dances. TONGUE will present the newest work of the company called Big Manuel. The piece is a wild ride through quirky high-velocity frenetic motion mixed with TONGUE's trademark virtuosic athleticism. Performances are scheduled for May 3, 4 & 5 @ 8:00 p.m. at the Sushi Performance and Visual Art Community, located at 320 Eleven Avenue, downtown San Diego. Tickets are $18 general admission; $12 students and seniors; Call Ticketmaster at 760-632-5340. Seating is limited. This experience will leave you gasping for breath.
Se Presenta el Hipnotizador Victor Giordani
Victor Giordani, hipnotista con 10 años de experiencia en Hipnosis Teatral es autor de seis libros sobre superación personal. Practicante en retiros de su propio método de "Realidad Verdadera" que consiste en cambiar el enfoque negativo conque percibimos la vida, hace su presentacion en Tijuana.
Esta presentación se realiza con el fin de recaudar fondos para el Consejo de Menores, dependiente de la Secretaría Jurídica y Prevención Social del gobierno del estado de Baja California.
Victor Giordani, es poseedor de una bastísima experiencia. Se ha presentado en las ciuda-des de Monterrey, Ciudad Juarez, Guadalajara y Ensenada. También ha tenido presentaciones en la unión americana en ciudades tales, como: Las Vegas, Denver, San Francisco, Los Angeles y otras más.
Si le gustó Taurus Do Brasil, Giordani, Victor le encantará.
El precio para asistir a este evento es: entrada general $5.00 dólares, estudiantes y maestros $3.00 dólares.
Se le invita a que asista a esta presentación hipnótica de Victor Giordani, en verdad que se divertirá a lo grande con el tema que se desarrollará: "Hipnósis motivacional para estudiantes".
Asista el próximo Jueves 3 de Mayo a las 7.00 de la tarde en el Auditorio Municipal.