By Berenice Cisneros
MCASD Presents Artist Anne Mudge
**On Thursday, March 4 at 7PM, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego will host an ongoing program of events taking place downtown on the first Thursday of each month. March’s TNT celebrates the opening of Cerca Series: Anne Mudge with a performance inside the galleries by the Joe Guevara Jazz Trio, and live music on the outdoor plaza by San Diego bands Scarlet Symphony and Operatic. March TNT attendees will have the chance to win a new CD, passes to the Museum’s World Cinema Series screening in La Jolla and a 3-month MCASD membership. Admission to TNT is free but a $3 donation is welcome.
The Red CalacArts Collective
** The Red CalacArts Collective present the 4th Annual International Women’s Day Celebration on Friday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Memorial Academy Auditorium located at 2850 Logan Avenue in San Diego, better known as Barrio Logan. This celebration will feature poetry and teatro by female artists of color including the Hip Hop poetics of Haero Dizaye; wild words by Chicana poetess and Fresno transplant Mar-issa Raigoza, an inspirational presentation by Somos Raza youth activist Nancy Zepeda and a special one woman teatro performance by San Diego City College profesora Maria Figueroa. For more information visit http://redcalacartscollective.org.
Janet Klein and Her Parlor Boys in Concert
** The Oceanside Public Library and Friends are proud to present Janet Klein and Her Parlor Boys in concert as part of the 2004 Centennial Celebration. The concert will be held on March 6 in the Civic Center Library Community Rooms located at 330 N. Coast Highway. Two performances will be offered at 7:00 and 8:30 p.m. Their style is a combination of early jazz, lively swing, ragtime and vaudeville.
** Museum of Contemporary Art invites the public to its La Jolla location on Sunday, March 7th for Free-for-All Family Day. The event includes free hands-on art workshops and gallery admission. Workshops take place from 2 to 5 pm, and the galleries will be open free of charge from 11 am to 5 pm. For more information visit www.mcasd.org.
** The Escondido Public Library recently began a new film series, which shows and discusses films that explore controversial social issues. This series is being presented the first Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. Our next First Monday Film will be presented March 1 with “Black Robe” IN 1634 a young Jesuit missionary travels 1500 miles through Canada to convert the native Huron Indians to Christianity. The film will be presented in the Turrentine Room at the Mail Library, 233 S. Kalmia St. Visit www.ci.escondido.ca.us/library for more information.
Premiere of Madeline’s Rescue
** When Madeline is rescued from the River Seine by a courageous dog, Gene-vieve, Lord Cucuface ousts the new pet from the old house in Paris that was covered with vines. Madeline vows vengeance, and the “twelve little girls in two straight lines” scour the Paris streets in search of their pup in this heart-warming, musical story. Don’t miss this wonderful musical at the Casa del Prado Theatre in Balboa Park from February 27th March 14th. For more information about our 56th season, please visit our website at www.juniortheatre. com.
Vickers Flamenco Dancers
** San Diego’s Gallery Saccade will present an exhibition of Northern California artist Marques Vickers Flamenco and Figurative dancer series entitled “Art Jondo: Rhythm in color”, February 27-April 10. Vickers’ dancers are a contemporary articulation of the human figure integrating abstract color fields with intense brushtrokes reflecting the movement and grace of a dancers rhythm. Vickers’ work has been exhibited and profiled internationally and is part of several individual, public art and corporate collection. One of his works has been selected annually in open competition for the past four consecutive years for exhibition at the MAC21 Contemporary Art Fair in Marbella, Spain. The exhibition runs from February 28 through April 7. The Gallery Saccade is located at 1702n Kettner Boulevard in San Diego’s “Little Italy” section. For additional information contact Gallery owner Sharon Haluska at (619) 546-9169.
** You’re invited to the grand opening of our new and expanded facilities of the Barahona Center for the Study of Book in Spanish for children and adolescents, March 1-5. Please join us for readings, book discussions, exhibits and tours on March 2 from 1-11 a.m.; March 4 from 1-3pm; & March 5 from 1-2pm. California State University San Marcos, Kellogg Library, 5th Floor located at 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos.