by Berenice Cisneros
Sunday, September 2, MCA La Jolla (700 Prospect St.) The cars of today were once clay models on a designer's worktable. Spend the afternoon with clay modelers from Nissan Design America, view their animated computer designs, and design your own automobile with clay and model car pieces.
Torolab's Architecture Workshop
Sunday, September 2, MCA Downtown (1001 Kettner Blvd. San Diego) Working with architects and designers from Torolab, the Tijuana-based design firm, participants will design and build miniature rooms out of wood and shoeboxes. Museum of Contemporary Art First Sunday of each month Free-For-All. For more information, call (858) 454-3541.
A Chorus Line
Starlight Theatre, Balboa Park's open-air theatre under the stars, will stage the legendary Broadway musical, A Chorus Line, August 23 through September 2. The dramatic musical portrays a behind-the-spotlight look at the uncertain and insecure world of Broadway dancers. Staged as an audition for an upcoming Broadway production, a director and a choreography assistant must narrow to 17 dancers. The director tells them he is looking for a strong dancing chorus of four girls and four boys, and he wants to learn more about them. Thus unfold a spectacularly candid insight into the dreams, hopes and fears of a group of dedicated and talented performers. Tickets are now on sale and range in price from $16.50 - $39.50 for adults. Children aged 12 and under receive free admission when accompanied by a parent. Curtain is at 8 p.m. You may purchase your tickets by calling 619-544-STAR (7827).
Baja California's Activities
Tijuana Fair 2001, Aug. 24 - Sept. 16 - Tijuana Fair, will celebrate Mexico's people, cuisine, art, music and more at Morelos Park located at Blvd. Insurgents off the Via Rapida Poniente (freeway) in Tijuana. Tickets are $4 for adults and $1 for children. Fair visitors can choose from a variety of activities that will include arts & crafts, children's activities, youth "extreme zone," traditional rides, food and concerts. For more information, call the Tijuana Tourism Board at 1-888-775-2417. More tourist information can be found online at www.seetijuana.com.
20th Annual Fall Rosarito-Ensenada Fun Bicycle Ride, Sept. 29 - The largest fun ride on the West Coast begins at 10 a.m. in front of the Festival Plaza Hotel in Rosarito. Cyclists will cruise south beside the Pacific Ocean and inland on a rural countryside road from Rosarito Beach to Ensenada. The legendary "Finish Line Fiesta" will feature live music, food, drink and fun. There is a $21 registration fee for each rider. For more information call (619) 583-3001 or www.rosaritoensenada.com.
Library Programs in September
The Spring Valley Branch of the San Diego County Library, 1043 Elkelton Blvd., will celebrate Hispanic Heritage month in September with the following children's programs:
Sept. 4, 3:30 p.m. Piñata Craft
Sept. 8, 1:30 p.m. Activity/Coloring Table
Sept. 11, 3:30 p.m. Spanish-English storytime plus a piñata
Sept. 13, 3:30 p.m. Traditional Mexican Music, songs and stories
Sept. 18, 3:30 p.m. Traditional Mexican Music and singing
Sept. 22, 1-3 p.m. Activity/Coloring Table
Sept. 25, 3:30 p.m. Ojo de Dios (God's Eye) Craft
Crafts are open to children 18 and younger. For more information, phone the library at (619) 463-3006.
Savion Glover In Concert
San Diego Civic Theatre, 3rd Avenue and B Street, showcases the genius of 27-year-old Savion Glover, easily this generation's most influential tap dancer, whose choreography has literally re-invented the genre. Savion Glover In Concert performs September 4-9 for only 6 performances. Ticket prices range from $24 - $52 and are already available for purchase at the Concourse Box office located at 202 C St., or by calling 220-TIXS.
An Exhibition of text and photographs dealing with social violence in México is scheduled at the Library Gallery at California State University San Marcos from Sept, 5 through Oct. 3. Entitled "La Paz Tras el Cerco" or "Peace Under Siege" consists of 22 panels pairing color photographs with bilingual text. Explores the ideas of peace and the construction of political and social violence, the different ways peoples and communities are under siege, and the many ways all sectors of Mexican society have organized to build peace. The Library Gallery (Craven Hall, Third Floor) is open 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Fridays; and 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Parking is available in campus lots for a nominal charge. For more information, call 760-750-4366.