By Berenice Cisneros
Kids to Create Art
Every Saturday at 2 p.m. in the month of March, kids in grades 106 will have the opportunity to explore different ways of making art at the Oceanside Public Library. Each week a different artist will explain their way of making art, bring samples to spark creativity and answer questions.
Sign up now. Each 2-hour workshop is appropriate for different grade levels, depending on subject and materials, with space limited to the first 20 children to pre-register at the Civic Center Library Children’s Desk. All workshops will be held in the Civic Center Community Rooms, 330 N. Coast Highway in downtown Oceanside.
Free for All
The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego invites the public to its La Jolla location on Sunday, March 2nd for Free-for-all Family Day. The event includes free hand-on art workshops and gallery admission. The workshops take place from 2 to 5 p.m.
Manny Farber’s still-life painting, Batiquitos, shows items from nature and the artist’s personal life that remind him of his walks near North County’s Batiquitos Canyon Reservoir. Come wander in MCASD La Jolla’s outdoor Garden Gallery and compose your own painting from the plants and trees around you. For more information call 858-454-3541 or visit www.mcasd.org.
Soy La Avon Lady
Reading and Booksigning, March 4 @ 7PM at Casa del Libro, 1735 University Ave. (Hillcrest) San Diego. Soy La Avon Lady and Other Stories explore the Chicano quest for identity in a culture characterized by great differences in language, race, class, and gender. Stories written by Lorraine Lopez deal with a wide range of characters, and Lopez’ vision ranges from the tragic to comic.
Big Band Swings @ the Library
Tami Thomas and her band will perform the music of the big band swing era at the Escondido Public Library’s First Thursday Concert on March 6h at 7 PM in 6the Library’s Turrentine Room, located at 239 So. Kalmia Street.
Tami will have the audience swinging and swaying to the music of Benny Goodman, Glen Miller, Duke Ellington, count Bassie and other big band greats. No reservations are required. For more information call (760) 839-4329.
An Evening of Sound
Cerca Series artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot “tunes” his environment to create visual and acoustic installations where sound and sculpture merge. To complement the work, Shahrokh Yadegari from UCSD’s Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA) will be in the galleries intersecting digital technology with interactive networked media, virtual reality, and live performance. Also on view, an interactive media project by DJ Spooky. MCASD Downtown, 1001 Kettner Blvd. at Broadway, March 6 @ 7PM.
The Good Doctor
Opening at the Avo Playhouse in downtown Vista from March 6-23 with performances running Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM and Sundays matinees at 2 PM. The Good Doctor is a comedy authored by Neil Simon. With hilarious burst of comic brilliance, coupled with wit and wisdom the comedy uses 5 actors playing 4 to 5 roles each, in a madcap set of scenes. You may purchase your tickets by calling (760) 724-2110.
CYT’s students will perform the musical The Hobbit at Southwestern College, March 7 through 16 with matinee and evening performances. The Hobbit is one of the world’s greatest tales of fantasy. Set in Middle Earth, it is the story of how the hobbit Bilbo Baggins is recruited by the wizard Gendalf to help a group of dwarves steal back their gold from the greedy dragon, Smaug. To purchase tickets call 588-0206 or 800-696-1929.
Symphony No. 9
Acclaimed Conductor Maximiano Valdés leads the San Diego Symphony, vocal guest artists and the La Jolla Symphony chorus in Beethoven’s masterpiece: Symphony No. 9; March, 7, 8, 9. Performances will be held at Copley’s Symphony Hall, 750 B Street, San Diego. Ticket prices range from $15-$70 and can be purchased in person or y calling 235-0804. For further information about the San Diego Symphony, visit www.sandiegosymphony.com