By Berenice Cisneros
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 City of San Diego Public Library will present an exhibition of artifacts and memorabilia from the collection of the Baseball Reliquary from August 3 to 29 at the Central Library in downtown San Diego.
**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 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.
* 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 Tchaikov-sky Spectacular complete with cannons and brilliant fireworks and special guests. 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. 29 & 30: The Magic of Webber, Weill and More
* Sept. 5 & 6: Doc Severinsen and Doc’s Latin Show
** Sunday, August 31, the World-Beat presents the Sixth Annual Calle Diez Latin Music Festival. Seven bands from all over the world will perform and this year’s festival tributes salsa and jazz greats, Mongo Santamaria and Celia Cruz. Taking place at the ReinCarnation Building at 10th & J Street East Village in downtown San Diego. Gates open at 1 PM and the show is scheduled to begin at 2 PM. Tickets are $10 and children under 12 are free. Bands scheduled to appear include: Orquesta Melaza Puerto Rico; Marquinhos Paulista Samba Batucada Brazil; Principes de Merengue, - Dominican; Quetzal Guerrero Cascabe - Arizonal; B Side Players San Diego; Binational Mambo Orquesta; Somos Criollo Peru.
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.
** Do you live with Arthritis and love to garden? Then come attend a free reception to meet other people just like you and learn from a master gardener how you can design your own arthritis-friendly garden. October 1 at 6PM in Balboa Park, 3325 Zoo Dr. The event is FREE. To RSVP call 1877-992-2636.
** You feel like going to Santa Monica Pier and have some fun? Over 35 local teams are constructing human powered flying machines piloted by pediatric dentists, civil engineer students, defense contractors, etc. for the Red Bull Flugtag Los Angeles on September 20 at 10:00 AM. These pilots wll be launching flying machines off the Santa Monica Pier ranging from a 10 foot tall flying Ostrich, the funk master Bootsy Collins, a very patriotic bull in dress blue uniform and a 26 foot wide flying monkey.
Theatre & Movies
** “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.
** The Music Man closes its 2003 season August 14-30. This enduring story features well known songs such as “Seventy-six Trombones,” “Goodnight My Someone.” This is the story of a traveling man who visits a small Iowa town in 1912 where he meets and falls in love with the willful, spinster librarian. Performances are at the historic Mt. Helix Amphitheater in La Mesa. For tickets phone 588-0206.