February 14, 2003

Calendar of Events

By Berenice Cisneros

Butter-Up Contest

Ralphs @ 11875 Camel Mountain Rd., will host a contest where shoppers can use the Parkay Best Butter-Up hotline phones to dial 1-866-4PARKAY and hear smooth, butter lines for family and friends, and record the best buttery line for the chance to win $10,000. Radio personalities from KFMB will be on-site. Contest starts from noon to 3pm on Saturday, February 15 and runs through June 2.

Bob Marley Day Festival

Tickets are now on sale for Bob Marley Day Festival that will be arriving here in San Diego February 17, at the San Diego Sports Arena. Acclaimed as the best reggae festival in the U.S., this year features top international artists who exemplify the reggae spirit.

The Sports Arena will be customized in a special “Reggae-Dance” configuration – the entire floor free of chairs, an ideal atmosphere for dancing. This huge dance area is accessible to those who purchase floor tickets.

The festival will also feature a large international food and crafts fair which, is always packed during the ten-hour festival. Children twelve and under when accompanied by an adult, are admitted for no charge. Tickets may be purchased through all Ticketmaster locations including Tower Records, Robinsons-May, The Wherehouse, Tu Musica and Ritmo Latino. To Charge by phone call (619) 220-8497. For more information call the festival hotline at (619) 230-1190.

Half Past Autumn

San Diego Public Library will host a screening of Half Past Autumn on Tuesday, February 25 at 6:30 PM in the 3rd floor Auditorium of the Central Library located at 820 E Street. This screening is FREE to the public.

This is a very candid, revealing portrait of Gordon Parks, a preeminent photographer, poet, novelist, composer and film maker, and his journey through the watershed moments in America’s social history.

“Miss Nelson is Missing”

San Diego Junior Theatre premiere of Miss Nelson is Missing can be seen at the Casa del Prado Theatre in Balboa Park from February 28 through March 16. show times re Fridays at 7pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. Admission prices are $5 or $8 for children under 15 and seniors, $7 or $10 for adults.

Miss Nelson is the nicest teacher ever… or is she? Find out if Miss Nelson’s scheme to teach her unruly school children to behave will work, once the mean substitute, Viola Swamp, takes charge.

11th Annual Kuumba Fest

San Diego’s longest running African American festival returns to regale San Diego with its unique flavor on February 28. This spirited three day celebration of African American life, positive images, history and heritage is the essence of San Diego’s cultural town hall, the Lyceum Theatre.

Friday night opens with the African Market Place with lots of vendors selling food, art, jewelry and more. A live DJ and exotic models will spice up the night.

Saturday: the festival will transform the REP into a house party with a slammin’ hip hop show where DJs, rappers, poets, and dancers will sells us on their talent.

Sunday will feature an extremely relevant forum discussing the need for San Diego to cultivate a stronger cultural arts community and strategizing ho to build enough political, economic and cultural power to maintain it. For tickets call (619) 544-1000.

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