August 18, 2000

Calendar of Events...

by Berenice Cisneros


"Sharing the Benefits of Global Trade"

San Diego Dialogue presents the third in its 2000 series of Forum Fronterizo policy luncheons. Maria Contreras-Sweet, Secretary of the California Dept. of Business, Transportation and Housing, will discuss "Sharing the Benefits of Global Trade: Visions for the San Diego / Baja California Region." Thursday, August 31, 2000, 12:30- 2:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency San Diego, One Market Place, downtown. $50 general admission, $30 students, $450 table of 10. For more information, call (858) 534-8638 or log on to


Tijuana Fair 2000

Mexico celebrates its people, cuisine, art, music and more at Tijuana Fair 2000, Aug. 18 - Sept. 17. The theme for this year is "Mexico, the Pride of Our People." During its 31 days, the fair will showcase handcrafts, folklore, culture and entertainment of Mexico.

Tijuana Fair will be held in the parking lot of Tijuana's racetrack (Hipodromo de las Americas). Beyond the fairgrounds, visitors can discover the museums, shopping venues of every size and sort, sporting events, entertainment, culinary delights and recreation that Tijuana offers. More tourist information can be found online at Ticket prices are $2.50 for adults and $1.00 for children.


The Other Conquest

Media Arts Center San Diego is proud to announce the Second Annual Cine Mexicano: Mexican Film series to take place August 19 to November 30. This year's series will open with the highly acclaimed Mexican feature film La Otra Conquista / The Other Conquest. It tells the story of the Spanish conquest of Americas, but more importantly the high price the Aztec culture paid, both spiritually and materially, at the hands of the Spanish. This film premiered in Mexico in April 1999, has become the highest grossing Mexican dramatic film ever released.

Premiering at Mann Hazard Center 7 movie theaters located in Hazard Center in San Diego's Mission Valley, beginning August 18 and ending August 24th. Ticket price is $7.00.



The Tony Award-winning musical Ragtime will conduct an ASL-Interpreted performance Saturday, August 19, at 2:00 p.m. Special orchestra seats are now available for $25 at the Concourse Box Office (202 C Street, downtown San Diego).

Ragtime is the story of three families at the turn of the century: upper-middle class Caucasian; Jewish immigrant and a family from Harlem. Their personal lives become intertwined with one another and with real life historical characters including Henry Ford, Harry Houdini, J.P. Morgan and Booker T. Washington. Other ticket prices range from $24 - $60. For more information, or to charge by phone call (619) 570-1100.


Pieces of Identity

On Wednesday, August 23 at 6:00 p.m. the Malcolm X Library will screen the film Piéces d'Identité (Pieces of Identity). This modern fairy tale, set in one of the most vibrant African immigrant communities in Europe, tells the timeless story of an old king, his beautiful and wayward daughter, and the prince charming that rescues them. At the same time, this simple fable raises some of the most troubling issues of identity facing people of African descent. Malcolm X Library is located at 5148 Market Street.


Happy 84th Birthday

A grand birthday party will be held on Friday, August 25, at Cabrillo National Monument in honor of the 84th anniversary of the creation of the National Park Service. In honor of this day, no entrance fees will be collected. The tower of the Old Point Loma Lighthouse will be open from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., and cake will be served at 2:30 pm.

Rangers and costumed volunteers will be in the lighthouse to interpret the lives of the keepers during the 1880s. In other areas of the park, ranger talks will tell the story of the Cabrillo voyage and illustrate the birth and growth of our National Park System. Films featuring the park will be shown every hour starting at 10:00 a.m. Cabrillo National Monument is located on Point Loma at the end of Catalina Blvd. For more information, call (619) 557-5450.


Laurel Canyon Ramblers

As pure as a cold mountain stream, with musicianship as palpable as an iron skillet upside your head, the Laurel Canyon Ramblers bring decades of experience to their fresh sound. The Laurel Canyon Ramblers bluegrass band performs August 26th, from 5-7 p.m. at the Rancho Del Oro Park, located at the corner of College Avenue and Mesa Drive in Oceanside. All Free. For additional information on this free concert, call (760) 435-5570.


Country Jam

The Pine Hills Lodge and Dinner Theater in Julian presents "A Country Jam in the Mountains," Sunday, August 27th from noon to 8:00 p.m. Offering a day of Country Western music, free to the public. 2960 La Posada Way, Julian. For more information, call (760) 765-1100.


Concert in Chula Vista

"Fire and Ice" will be the theme of a free "Summer Legacy" concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. on August 27th at Chula Vista's Marina View Park. The program will include music from the Broadway plays "The King & I," and Miss Saigon" and "Cats" with a fireworks grand finale set to the music of "Polortzian Dance" from "Prince Igor." No formal seating is provided and those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Free shuttle buses will leave from the parking lot at the H Street Trolley Station from 6 to 7:15 p.m. and return to the station following the concert from 9 to 10:00. For more information, call the city's Library and Recreation Department at 585-5682.



Eighty-six years after the Titanic first set sail, the legend of the greatest sailing vessel the world has ever known becomes a remarkable theatrical adventure. One by one, the lives and yearnings of the Titanic's crew, staff and passengers unfold against this show's awesome backdrop of monument and majesty. Titanic is the winner of five Tony Awards, including best musical.

Presented by San Diego Playgoers, Titanic performs August 29 - September 3, at San Diego Civic Theatre, located at Third Avenue and B Street. Tickets range from $24 - $60. Tickets are now on sale and may be purchased by calling the Concourse Box Office (619) 570-1100, or all Ticket-master locations at (619) 220-TIXS.


Professional Boxers to Visit Del Mar Racetrack for "Boxing at the Beach"

Del Mar — The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club gets ready to rumble when up-and-coming professional boxers climb into ring for the second "Boxing at the Beach" on Sunday, August 27.

The night's free entertainment will spotlight young fighters performing in a boxing ring set up in front of the grandstand. The fights will take place after the day's races.

The card for the evening will feature six bouts, each of which is scheduled for four rounds. The program has been sanctioned by the California State Athletic Commission under the auspices of Roy Englebrecht Promotions.

General admission to the track is $4. Patrons receives a free program with a paid admission. Children 17 and under, accompanied by an adult, are admitted free. Gates open at 11:30 a.m. and first post is 2 p.m. on weekends.

For more information, call the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club at (858) 755-1141 or the information line at (858) 793-5533. Visit the Club's web site at for race results, analyses, event information, jockey standings, a weather report and giftshop merchandise you can purchase online.

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