August 25, 2000
By Berenice Cisneros
New aerial photos, many paired with photographs taken decades earlier, are on display through November in the Chula Vista Heritage Museum, located at 360 Third Avenue. The exhibit has more than 50 color shots taken from an ultra light aircraft, a helicopter and an air ship. The matched pictures visually illustrate the changes in the city and include such areas as EastLake and Otay Lakes along with aerial photographs and other identifiable sites like Sweetwater Dam. Photos will be offered or sale to the public. For more information, call (619) 691-5000.
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 Department 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 www.sddialogue.org.
Mark your calendars and prepare to be delighted by the recently formed theatrical group, World of Mouth Productions, as they proudly present their very first full-scale production. Previewing August 24th-26th, opening Sunday, August 27th and running through September 3rd., at Sweettooth Theatre, below the Maryland Hotel, in San Diego's historic Gaslamp District. This is a play about connections: to the Internet, to the media, to capitalism, to the global village, and most revealingly, it is a play about connections between individuals. if you would like further information please call (858) 347-0248.
Trix Circo Mundial
General Mills presents Trix Circo Mundial, the first bilingual Latin-flavored circus, in San Diego through August 27, in Balboa Park. Tickets can be purchased by calling (888) 959-0595. Trix Circo Mundial is a single-ring circus that performs to the rhythms of salsa, merengue and other Latin beats. Audiences interact with a variety of stunts, trapeze acts and acrobatics done with spectacular Latin-flavored live music and folkloric costumes. Ticket prices start at $10 plus tax for children; and $12 plus tax for adults.
A celebration of the diversity of Oaxacan culture and the diversity of the North San Diego County region comes to California State University San Marcos on Sunday, August 27 as the campus welcomes "2000 Guelaguetza." This family event is modeled after the annual Guelaguetza held on Oaxaca City, where members from many of the 23 indigenous groups of Oaxaca gather to share their distinctive music, dance, costume and food. At Cal State San Marcos, the festivities take place from 10 a.m. To 5 p.m., Sunday, August 27th at the Lower Field on campus.
The celebration begins with a blessing of the site and a parade featuring all the different participating dance groups and musicians. Each cultural group will perform music and dance for the audience throughout the day. Traditional foods, such as corn and mole, will be available throughout the celebration. A donation of $5 is requested; children younger than 12 years old can attend for free.
Concert for San Diego Youth
Chelsea Chen, a highly accomplished organist and pianist at the age of 16, is sharing her talent in a benefit concert for San Diego's youth on Sunday, August 27 at 3:00 p.m. At the First United Methodist Church, located at 2111 Camino Del Rio South in Mission Valley. Chelsea has been a national winner in the National Piano Auditions for the past eight years. She has won scholarships from the Pacific Council of Organist Clubs and the San Diego Chapter of AGO for two years. With selections from some of the great composers, the concert will be a unique event benefiting programs that help San Diego's youth. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $7 by calling 619-583-0444. They will also be available at the door for $10.
West Coast Recital
La Jolla Chamber Music Society is proud to present an exclusive West Coast engagement by pianist Daniel Barenboim. Performing on Saturday, September 2nd., at 8:00 p.m. At Copley Symphony Hall, 750 "B" Street, San Diego. Mr. Barenboim's recital in San Diego is just one of the three he will perform in the United States in this tour. Born in Buenos Aires in 1942 to Jewish Russian parents, he started piano lessons at the age of five with his mother, continuing to study with his father who remained his only other teacher. He gave his first official concert at the age of seven. For ticket purchases or additional information, call (858) 459-3728.
African Drum and Dance Classes
Internationally acclaimed Master Djembe Drummer from Guinea Mamady Keita will be giving a series of classes at the Worldbeat Center, September 2, 3, 4. Joining him will be Master Dancer from Guinea. Worldbeat Center is located at 2100 Park Blvd. In San Diego. For more information, call (619) 294-7036.
A diverse schedule of concerts and recitals will be presented by the School of Music and Dance at San Diego State University this fall, featuring more than 75 performances by major ensembles, faculty, guest artists and students. Music from classical to contemporary will be represented, as well as a world music series featuring music from around the globe. Performers include the Australian String Quartet, Zasha (music and dance of South Africa), Densité (contemporary french compositions) and Andy LaVerne, jazz piano. Series tickets go on sale in September.
The Wednesday noon recital program, showcasing faculty and guest artists and ensembles, has been a campus and community favorite for many years. These recitals, which begin in September 6 are free and open to the public. Admission to most events is free. When there is an admission charge, it is usually $10 or less. Tickets may be obtained by calling 594-1696.