By Berenice Cisneros
** Los peinados elegantes volverán a estar de moda para estas fiestas del 2003. El clásico peinado recogido, junto con un color castaño cálido y ropa rica en colores y texturas, ofrecen un look de gran estilo con elegancia y sencillez. No importa si el peinado es alto o recogido en un moño sencillo o doble, o en un moderno estilo enrollado, o más atrevido, envuelto con una trenza o con la raya hacia un lado, el cabello definitivamente estará recogido y apartado de la cara. A medida que los estilos se hacen más elegantes, el color se hará menos cálido para lograr la imagen de sofisticación, con
tonos de castaño apagado tales como Cocoa Harbor, Driftwood o Sable Cove de Hydrience, la marca de tinte para el cabello del hogar preferida por muchas de nosotras las mujeres hispanas
Llevar el cabello recogido es chic y profesional para el trabajo, pero al añadir accesorios, aretes brillantes o un pañuelo o chal vaporoso en la cabeza o en los hombros, cambia el look rápidamente a uno de refinamiento reluciente, ideal para cualquier fiesta de noche o
acontecimiento formal. También debe mantener la elegancia de los colores - esta temporada los tonos caramelo y ladrillo, vino y ciruela superarán los colores más vivos - y las texturas pueden incluir lana, diseños a rayas, cuadros escoceses, punto, con guantes cortos o largos, el accesorio del momento. Felices Fiestas!
** Lamb’s Players Theatre celebrates 25 years of its unique play cycle Festival of Christmas this year with one of the most popular scripts: “It’s Christmas and It’s Alive.” Will begin previews December 2 through December 28. Tickets are $22 - $42 and may be purchased by calling 437-0600.
** Magnificent poinsettia plants, nearly 300, turns Balboa Park’s historic 1915 wood lath Botanical Building into a glowing tribute to the holidays. The seasonal display will remain on view until January 7th, 2004. The Botanical Building is free and open to the public.
** Help make a difference this holiday season by giving back to the San Diego community. You and your family can help make a difference by adopting a family, collecting items for the homeless, sing carols to patients at a local hospital, dress up as a showman and distribute gifts to foster children, etc. there is so much we can all do. For more information call 1-800-Volunteer.
** San Diego REPertory Theater presents the most popular holiday story of the past 160 years “A Christmas Carol.” This is a timeless tale of the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’ coming together against the odds to celebrate the holiday spirit. Performances begin December 5 through December 28 on the Lyceum Stage. Tickets can be purchased at the REP’s box office, 79 Horton Plaza in San Diego or by calling 544-1000 or online at www.sandiegorep.com.
** Friday, December 19th from 6:30 pm 8:30 pm, Nativity Prep Academy’s students will be performing a holiday theater production entitled Jesus is the Reason at Christ the King Church. Written by the sixth graders, this contemporary, urban musical showcases the students’ talents while entertaining audiences of all ages. Although admission is free, Nativity Prep suggests a seven dollar donation, which will help the junior high school to continue providing tuition-free, college-prep education to downtown San Diego’s underprivileged youth. Christ the King Church, 29 N. 32nd Street.
** Cuban salsa legend and Latin Grammy award winner Albita will make an exclusive appearance at Club Sevilla December 11. She began her professional career in her native Cuba at age fifteen. The performance begins at 10 PM and tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Club Sevilla is located at 555 Fourth Avenue, San Diego.
** San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) will be performing the exciting, musical “Footloose” which opened December 11 and running though December 20. This is a story of Ren, a free spirited, teenage boy that is forced to leave the big city and move to a small town. Tickets are $8 for adults and $7 students and seniors. All performances are at the SCPA Florence Johnson Grand Theater located at 2425 Dusk Dr., San Diego.
** The City Ballet of San Diego is presenting its popular, award-winning production of The Nutcracker, December 12, 13, 14 at the newly renovated Spreckels Theater in downtown San Diego. This magical story of Clara and her nutcracker-turned-prince has become a holiday favorite the world over, and is an annual reminder for children of all ages that dreams still can come true. Tickets range from $19 - $37 for orchestra seating.
** Teatro Mascara Magica’s award-winning ‘Pastorela’ is celebrating its’ 13th anniversary this ear and the Mexican-inspired Christmas musical is better than ever. “La Pastorela de Felicidad” is TMM’s newest twist on the traditional story of the shepherd’s journey to Bethlehem to witness the first Christmas. ‘La Pastorela de Felicidad’ runs December 12-28 at the Festival Stage at the San Diego Old Globe Theater in Balboa Park. Tickets are $18 for adults and $10 for students and groups of 10 or more. Reservations can be made by calling 234-5623.