By Berenice Cisneros
“A Place in Time”, is a unique intriguing play about a playwright being conned, and his trip to Hollywood. Old habits started creeping back in, and everyone’s in for a rude awakening. Running August 1 31st. General admission $12; Students, seniors and military $10. Call to reserve 264-3391.
Arts and Things
The Oceanside Public Library is hosting a display of beautifully designed quilts and fabric art by the talented El Camino Quilters Guild during the month of August. Exhibit will include highly crafted appliquéd, and pieced work that use traditional as well as contemporary art design. For more information call (760) 435-9275.
The Other Side of the Track
This unique fundraising art event will serve as a conduit for young-minded Southern Californians to enjoy cutting edge art and music. August 15th @ 4p.m. at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, located at 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Del Mar, CA. The art exhibition and auction will serve as a kick off for art therapy programs at all five Scripps hospitals. We need your support so please join us. $5.00 per person. Call 278-0888 for more information.
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.
Brazil by the Bay
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.
Free “Music in the Park” Summer Concerts
“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 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.
**Throughout August and into September, the Summer Pops continues to entertain with a variety of musical repertoires including the stirring and crowd-pleasing 1812 Tchaikovsky Spectacular complete with cannons and brilliant fireworks and special guest: acclaimed Russian pianist, Vassily Primakov. All Summer Pops (at the Navy Pier) concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. and conclude at approximately 9:30 p.m. with brilliant fireworks over San Diego Bay.
*Aug. 8 & 9: Roberta Flack
*Aug. 15 & 16: 1812 Tchaikovsky Spectacular
*Aug. 22 & 23: Big Band Night with US Navy Band Southwest
*Aug. 29 & 30: The Magic of Webber, Weill and More
*Sept. 5 & 6: Doc Severinsen and Doc’s Latin Show
Educational & Fun
**The sea is full of natural sounds-cracking icebergs, rumbling earthquakes whistling dolphins and more. Sounds of the Sea, a 2,000 square foot exhibition will be on display at the Birch Aquarium located at 2300 Expedition Way in La Jolla, July 18 Jan 5, 2004. Through hands-on stations guests will learn all about underwater sounds, from the effect human sounds have on the ocean world to how marine animals use sounds to search for mates, find food, and navigate their way through the depths of the sea.
**San Diego’s largest one-day street festival August 10 in Hillcrest will celebrate all things, from square dancing and psychics to men in kilts and men in skits. CityFest 2003 is going to have something for everyone. Live music will be performed on three stages throughout the event. New this year will be a children’s area. Fifth Avenue from Walnut to Upas will be dedicated to kids filled with fun and interactive experiences including kids karaoke, face painting and jewelry making. Celebration will take place along Fifth Avenue between University and Upas Street in Hillcrest.
Theatre & Movies
** “Footloose,” can be seen at San Diego Junior Theatre’s Casa del Prado Theatre in Balboa Park from August 1-17. Ren, a high school student from Chicago, reluctantly moves there with his mother. Having to adjust to the tough local laws, including a ban on dancing? Admission prices are $5 or $8 for children under 15, and $7 or $10 for adults. Call the box office to purchase your tickets at 239-8355.
**Central Library is presenting films in the month of August as part of its continuing free film series. All films will be shown in the auditorium of the Central Library, 820 E St., in downtown San Diego. For more information call 236-5800
Aug. 10 @ 2PM “Family Fundamentals”, A documentary about homosexuality and its effects on family, culture.
Aug. 11 @ 6:30 PM “Casanova Falling”, A handsome New York executive meets his match in a smart and beautiful woman who wants nothing to do with him.
Aug. 18 @ 6:30 PM “Test Pilots of the Body”, Documentary about the struggles and triumphs of six cancer patients, their families, their physicians as they experience bone marrow transplants.
Aug. 19 @ 6:30 PM “Way Home”, a film about the innocence and unconditional love that grows between a young boy and his grandmother.