By Berenice Cisneros
Arts and Things
The masterminds behind some of the most striking Latin American folk art will be in San Diego demonstrating their drafts and exhibiting their wares at the Bazaar del Mundo, August 1-3. The free event will display an abundance of cultural wonders from Ecuador, Guatemala, Oaxaca, Guadalajara, Taxco and others. Featured artists include: Huacu Lema from Peguche, Ecuador displaying hand woven hammocks, jackets, purses, shirts, shawls and more; Juan Hernandez from Metepec, Mexico will show his intricate “trees of life”; Joel Garcia from Mexico City with his handmade papier mache figurines, depict winged dragons and mythical beasts; Jacobo and Maria Angeles from Oaxaca, with his carved wooden animal figures; Gustavo mateo Calderon from San Bartolo Coyotepec, Mexico showcasing detailed black clay luminaries; Cira Tomasa Ojeda brings her traditional Oaxacan embroidered San Antonio dresses; Mariano and Rosie Valadez, Huichol artists, specialize in yarn paintings and glass bead art. Free entertainment include Mexican Folkloric dancers, marimba and Mariachis.
The 19th Philippine Cultural Arts Festival will be held August 2 & 3 in Balboa Park. The event runs from 11 5 p.m. both days. Showcasing folk dancers from different regions of the Islands, Philippine rondalla, kulintang music from the southern Philippines and Tagalog songs. A variety of booths will include a cultural exhibit, shell craft and embroidery, delicious popular Filipino food will be available. The event is FREE.
Concerts, Musicals and Tributes
The La Jolla Stage Company is set to present “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown!”, a joyous celebration of our childhood times. This is a musical with a fresh approach to this all-time 1966 classic. Come have fun with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the whole Peanuts gang as they romp their way through this perennial family favorite. Opening July 24 and continues through September 7th.
The San Diego summer heats up when Brazilian Promotions and PartySanDiego.com team up to produce “Brazil by the Bay” night at the Cannibal Bar located inside the beautiful Catamaran Resort 3999 Mission Blvd. to build a cultural bridge through music, fashion and dance. Don’t miss the largest Brazilian events in San Diego, August 23 Brazilian Beach Fashion Show, and September 23 Ms. Brazil Latina Pageant.
“Music in the Park” a free summer concert series will offer a variety of musical sounds in five Chula Vista parks that continue until Sept. 13. Featured bands will play music ranging from Cajun, salsa, rhythm & blues, and smooth jazz to Big Band, surfing and oldies from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. For additional information call the City of Chula Vista’s events line at 585-5682 or visit www.ci.chula-vista.ca.us.
Aug 3: Theresa Thomas & Vibe; Rhythm & Blues; Heritage Park 4-5:30pm
Aug 10: Tami Thomas; Big Band Swing; Memorial Bowl 4-5:30pm
Aug 17: Los Principes del Merengue; Latin dance/salsa; Otay Park 4-5:30pm
Aug 24: The Good China; ‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s; Memorial Bowl; 4-5:30pm
Aug 30: Ruthmakers; ’50, ‘60s; Chula Vista Community Park 6-7:30pm
Sept 6: Fattburger; smooth jazz; Chula Vista Community Park 6-7:30pm
Sept 13: Evening concert and fireworks: Marina View Park
Educational & Fun
Jesus Christ Superstar, one of the most explosive and legendary rock operas, returns to the beautiful outdoor setting of Mt. Helix, July 17 August 2. Jesus Christ Superstar is an epic retelling of the last seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth as seen through the eyes of his disciple Judas. For tickets phone 619-588-0206.
A 1934 Cadillac V-8 355D Convertible Coup will be the featured car for the 12th Annual Heritage Day Auto Show held on Sunday August 3 at Kimball Park in National City. The day will begin with a parade of vintage vehicles that move out at 8:30a.m. from 20th & Cleveland and ends at Kimball Pak at 9:30 a.m. The show is free.