August 4, 2000

Calendar of Events...

by Berenice Cisneros

Live Chicano Theater

Come down to beautiful Chula Vista for this special benefit performance of Luis Valdez's riveting play about a Chicano family's struggles between preserving their identity and trying to succeed in contemporary America. This is live Chicano theater at its best. Directed by William Virchis. 8 p.m., OnStage Playhouse, 291 3rd Avenue, Chula Vista. $10 with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Save Our Centro Coalition. Call 422-7787 for reservations.


Free Concert at Kimball Park

The Port of San Diego Unified Port District, the City of National City and radio station XMOR 98.9 FM have joined forces to bring a free concert to Kimball Park located at 12th and D Streets in National City on Sunday, August 6.

The concert, following the Heritage Day Automobile Festival, will begin at 6 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m. The first performance is Genero Humano, a bilingual act featuring rock n' español, 80's hits, pop and oldies. The second group is local San Diego favorite, the B-Side Players who specialize in Latin jazz, salsa, funk and soul. The concert features something for everyone. Bring your own picnic basket and chairs. For more information, call 336-4290.


Auto Heritage Day

The day begins with a parade of vintage vehicles that moves out at 8:30 a.m. from 20th and Cleveland and winds through National City's Mile of Cars past some of National City's Victorian homes and will end at Kimball Park at 9:30 a.m. The judged auto show on the grass at Kimball Park opens to the public at 10:00 a.m. and will feature live entertainment, games and dunking booths for those attending will have a chance at dunking Congressman Bob Filner, local City Councilmen, police officers, fire fighters and others. Food and drinks will be available. The awards ceremony with trophies in 18 different classes will take place at 3 p.m. The show is FREE to the public. Kimball Park is located at 12th and D Streets in National City.


"The Cosmonaut's Last Message..."

It tells the story of two quarreling Russian astronauts, Casimir, and Oleg, who float in endless orbit above the glove, thousands of miles from their loved ones. (Warning: Contains adult language and situations and is strictly for mature audiences). Running August 1 through September 3, with an official opening night on Sunday, August 6 at 7 p.m. All performances will be at the La Jolla Playhouse. You may purchase your tickets by calling (858) 550-1010 or by visiting the Playhouse website



Punctuated by Carlos Santana's soaring guitar work, "Santana: Sacred Fire Live in Mexico" combines elements of blues, rock, African rhythms and Latin music in a high-energy performance recorded at Palacio de Los Deportes, Mexico City. This 85-minute concert, taped before a huge audience, gives both longtime fans and newcomers the very best of the rock/pop/fusion band Santana. The program also includes footage of Carlos Santana performing in the streets of Mexico City. Airing Friday, August 11 at 9 p.m., on KPBS featuring special performances such as "Oye Como Va" and "Black Magic Woman."


All That Jazz 2000

The 6th annual summer celebration has taken on a new American jazz twist with music, food and entertainment to fit the bill. Guests are invited to participate in a variety of activities that will occur during the weekend of Friday, August 11 and Saturday, August 12. The hours of the event are 5 to 10 p.m. on Friday; and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday. Activities will take place throughout the business section of Mission Hills and include St. Vincent's Catholic Church on Ibis Street, and portions of Goldfinch, Falcon and Ft. Stockton.

Traditional, Latin and contemporary jazz will be performed on several stages located on-site. Other groups scheduled to perform include The Jazz Pigs and Paradise. Along with music, the food and drink of the four major jazz regions will be featured. In addition, painters, sculptors and artisans of all types will display their creations. Children will be entertained with carnival and animal rides, face painters and clowns. For more information, call 296-8731.


Quilt Show

On August 11, 12 and 13th, the San Diego Quilt Show, Inc. will present its 19th annual exhibit at the San Diego Community Concourse, Plaza hall, 202 C St., San Diego.

There will be over 350 quilts on display, an exhibit of wearable art, a special exhibit of quilts that demonstrate the exquisite work of local professional machine quilters. The quilts in this exhibit will be sold in a Silent Auction with the proceeds to be donated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the American Cancer Society.

Fifth vendors from points across the country, will offer a wide array of products, many related to quiltmaking. The show opens each day at 10:00 a.m. and closes at 6:00 p.m. Admission is $7.00 for 11 yrs. to adult, $3.50 for 4 yrs. to 10 yrs. and Free to children 3 yrs. and younger. For more information, call 443-2706.

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