February 7, 2003

Calendar of Events

By: Berenice Cisneros

“Out of Hiding”

SDSU School of Music and Dance is presenting a concert which will feature many of San Diego’s finest modern dancers. Performances will be held Friday and Saturday, February 7 and 8 @ 8 pm in the Dance Studio Theatre. Tickets are $10 general admission and $6 students. To purchase your tickets you may call 594-1696.

Spain Tour Benefit Concert

Saturday, February 8th, 7 pm, San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts Dance/Arts Tour Club will present a concert to raise money for their summer 2003 dance and choir tour in northern Spain. The show will be at SCPA’s Florence Johnson Theater at 2425 Dusk Drive. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Call (619) 470-0555 for your purchases.

The performance will feature theatrical dances from the upcoming tour as well as some of the best Flamenco, tap, ballet, Latin jazz, and choral music San Diego has to offer.

Gerald Albright @ 4th & B

Saxophonist extraordinaire Gerald Albright will perform at 4th & B on Saturday, February 15 at 8 pm. Brian Culbertson will also be performing. Albright combines elements of jazz, funk and soulful R&B on his brand new album, Groovology. On his recording he takes on the duties of soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophone, flute, alto flute, keyboards and bass guitar as well as vocals.

For tickets and information, please call (619) 231-4343. 4th & B is located at 345 B Street, downtown San Diego.

Wildlife Art Festival

More than 200 artists and carvers from all parts of the US and Canada will compete for awards and exhibit their work, Feb. 15-16 at the Al Bahr Shrine Center, 5440 Kearny Mesa Road in San Diego. Show hours are from 9:30a.m. to 5 p.m. Public is invited. Entry donation is $5, children under 12 are free.

Highlights include world-class wildfowl and fish carving competitions, junior painting contest, carving and painting demonstrations, antique decoys, daily auctions and raffles. Public viewing of more than 500 pieces of fine art and wildlife carvings will be on exhibit, many offered for sale. For more information call (760) 945-8442.

Mexican Silver Exhibition

Maestros de Plata - William Spratling and the Mexican Silver Renaissance opens February 16 at Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park. The exhibition continues through May 11, featuring jewelry, tableware, and decorative objects created between the 1930s and the present.

Maestros de Plata traces the remarkable changes in Mexican silver design begun by William Spratling in the 1930s. Admission is $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for children 6-17 and students with ID.

The Laramie Project

SDSU Department of Theatre is proud to present ‘The Laramie Project’. Voices from the town that mourned…

On October 7, 1998, a young gay man was discovered bound to a fence in the hills outside Laramie Wyoming, savagely beated and left to die in an act of brutality and hate that shocked the nation. Matthew Shepard’s death became a national symbol of intolerance, but for the people of Laramie the event became deeply personal. Through a series of over 200 interviews, we hear the story from the town that lived it. The Laramie Project explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.

We invite you to join us in an evening of deeply moving and important theatre. Begins February, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28 and March 1 at 8 p.m. Matinees will be performed on February 23 and March 2 at 2 p.m. in SDSU’s Don Powell Theatre. For tickets call 619-594-6884.

An Evening with Billy Crystal

La Jolla Playhouse is thrilled to announce that Billy Crystal, one of America’s most beloved and hilarious comedians, will give two rare concert appearances, live at the Playhouse’s Mandell Weiss Theatre February, 21 and 22 at 8 pm. Also appearing will be comedian David Steinberg. Tickets are already on sale and you may purchase them by phoning (858) 550-1010.

‘Ovations’

Explore the virtuosity and passion of the City Ballet dancers as they present from classical to contemporary repertoire in a new program titled Ovations. Show-stopping pas de deuxs and ensemble work will be performed at the intimate theater of the City heights Performance Annex, 3795 Fairmount Ave., on February 21-23.

The 20-member company, under the direction of husband and wife, both international ballet dancers Steven and Elizabeth Winstrich, is now praised by critics as “company on the move.” Performances are offered February 21-23. Tickets may be purchased by calling (858) 272-8663.

The Spitfire Grill

Moonlight Stage Productions announces the San Diego Premiere of an Off-Broadway Musical, The Spitfire Grill, opening at the Avo Playhouse in downtown Vista through February 24, with performances running Thursdays through Sundays at 8:00 pm and Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm.

The Spitfire Grill is an American folk-rock musical about a young woman with a mysterious past who brings new life to a small town in Winsconsin. The musical score is a guitar and fiddle-laced tapestry of songs filled with amusing insight and inspiration. Tickets may be purchased by calling (760) 724-2110.

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