February 2, 2001

Calendar of Events...

by Berenice Cisneros

Local Talent Performs

Area Cowboys and Cowgirls from San Diego and surrounding counties will be participating in the 1st Annual California Circuit Finals at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on February 2nd and 3rd. There will be three performances, Friday at 7:00 p.m. Saturday at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Prior to Saturday's 1:00 p.m. performance, a Challenged Children's Rodeo will take place. Following each evening performance, Rockie & the Rodstreaks, a highly popular Rock `n' Roll band will perform in `Barn W' starting at 10:00 p.m. You must be 21 years of age or older to attend this concert. All tickets for this concert are available through Ticket Master and must be purchased separately from the Rodeo tickets by calling 619-220-TIXS.


African-American Celebration

The Oceanside Public Library will celebrate Black History Month with an afternoon of song, dance, poetry reading, and art on Saturday, February 3rd, at 2:00 p.m. The free program will be held in the Civic Center Community Rooms next to the Civic Center Library, located at 330 North Coast Highway.

The afternoon event features Oceanside-area teens in a variety of musical and artistic selections. Participants include the El Camino High School Master Chorale, the Christ Unified Praisers Stomp Team, Poetry Reading by local high school students, the E.C. Step Team, and an African-American Art presentation by Felicia Osborne, Oceanside High School student. For more information, call (760) 435-5577.


New Year Food and Cultural Faire

San Diego Chinese Center hosts its 19th Annual Chinese New Year Food and Cultural Faire in the Asian Thematic Historic District of the San Diego located downtown at Third Avenue and Island Street. This free celebration will ring in the snake year and the lunar year 4699 with a two-day faire held on February 3-4 from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. respectively.

Weekend events include: Parade Dragon, Lucky Lion Dancers and Chinese acrobats to perform throughout the day, featured entertainment on two stages, games and hands-on activities for children, martial arts demonstrations, cultural exhibits, authentic Asian cuisine, commercial vendor bazaar and a raffle. The official Year of the Snake begin Jan. 24, 2001.


Post War Years, Cold War Fears

The San Diego Public Library will screen the "G.I. Bill: The Law That Changed Amer-ica" on February 4th at 2pm in the third floor auditorium of the Central Library, 820 E. Street. This film is part of the Post War Fears, Cold War Fears: American Culture and Politics, 1946-60.

This film, begins during the war with FDR signing into law the bill that would guarantee unemployment benefits, and home and education loans to all G.I.'s who served 90 days in WWII. It then follows the impact of the Bill on American economic and social life during the postwar era. The Library is located at 820 E Street, San Diego.


Miss Marple comes to Coronado

Miss Marple comes to the Coronado Playhouse, The Theatre by the Bay, for the first time in Agatha Christie's famous play Murder at the Vicarage, dramatized by Moie Charles and Barbara Toy. The play gives mystery fans the first view of St. Mary Mead, the home of Christie's most popular sleuth, the intelligent English senior citizen, Miss Jane Marple, played by Imperial Beach actress Jeanne Danis. Christie said that the beloved character was partially based on her very astute grandmother.

Opening February 2 through March 11, at the Coronado Playhouse, 1775 Strand Way, Coronado. For tickets and reservations, call 435-4856.


"Las Papas Papales"

El estreno de "Las Papas Papales" una simpatiquísima comedia de Luis Santeiro, presentándose desde el 7 de febrero al 25 de marzo en el Theatre/Teatro de BFA, localizado en el 421 Norte Avenida 19, Los Angeles. Esta obra toma lugar en Cuba en 1998. La visita del Papa a Cuba, le da la oportunidad a una pareja exiliada cubano-americana de regresar a la tierra que dejaron aún siendo niños. Su búsqueda del pasado cambia inesperadamente cuando se enfrentan al presente, en el que encuentran a una pareja pro-revolucionaria que ahora reside en la que era su casa. Los boletos cuestan entre $15 - $30. Para más información ó la compra de boletos y subscrip-ciones comuniquese a BFA (323-225-4044.


Pianist to Perform at Balboa Park

A favorite with audiences for her sensitive and exciting interpretations, renowned American pianist Beverly Serra-Brooks, has concertized in Europe and throughout the United States. Her inspirational performances provide a fresh yet historical perspective of the major works for the piano. A winner in the 1997 Artists International Competition, she made her New York Recital Debut at Carnegie Hall on January 11, `98. Ms. Serra-Brooks will perform Thursday, February 8th at 7:00 p.m. at the San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park. For more information, and tickets call 696-1966.


A Festival for All Ages

We are excited to announce the new season for the "Theatre of the World Festival." A well known Spanish puppet company will be performing Fable of the Fox. Other regional performances will include Stand Up, presented by the Lamb's Players Theatre; The Origin of Corn, a play for children presented by the La Jolla Playhouse; Images Theatre for Young Hearts and Minds; Fingers in da Hood, presented by Eveoke Dance Company; the SDSU Theatre for Young Audiences touring show of The Cat Feet of the Fog, created by Margaret Larlham based on the reading of Carl Sandburg; Onionskins and Angels, presented by the Beyond Board-er's Project; and a staged reading of a new play by award winning playwright Karen Zacarias called Choosing Nine, about a young girl growing up in a racially mixed family.

All recommended for 3rd grade and up. SDSU Theatre of the World Festival of plays for Children 2001, opens Thursday, February 8 and runs through February 9, and 10 all day. Performances will be held in various locations within SDSU's Theatre Department. For tickets call 594-6884.

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