By Berenice Cisneros
**Pre-Super Bowl Party ’04 on January 30 at Parkway Community Center, it’s a night of activities with games, bloopers video, pizza and snacks for children ages five to 14 while their parents enjoy three hours of free time from 6-9 PM. Parents must be available to pick up their kids at the end of the event. Registration fee is $5 per child. You may register online at www.chulavista ca.gov/rec #9050.162 or at the center, 373 Park Way. For more information call (619-691-5083.
**On January 31, the Bronze Triangle Community Development Corporation will officially kick off its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program to help quality community residents for the Federal Earned Income Tax unclaimed by eligible families in San Diego County. Sites will be located at 2953 Imperial Avenue and will operate Tuesday from 4-8 pm, Wednesday from 10-5 pm and Saturdays from 9-5 pm. You can get more information by phoning 619-233-1385.
**Rhythm, Rhyme and All That Jazz is a musical extravaganza featuring guest artist Judith Lynn Stillman with the Classics for Kids Philharmonic Orchestra. Youngsters should not miss this journey into the world of fascinating rhythms and uncover the secrets of scat singing in a special family Concert on Saturday, January 31 at 3 PM at the Kroc Performing Arts Center located at 6845 University Avenue. Ticket prices range from $11.00 - $15.00 for children and $19.00 - $22.00 for adults.
**The 157th Anniversary of the Mormon Battalion Entering San Diego is celebrated with re-enactments, parade and a march with cannons and muskets, handcarts and soldiers dressed in period clothing. There will be children’s pioneer games, special photography, pioneer exhibits, booths and much more. Join us January 31 from 10-2 p.m. at Old Town State Park in the Plaza.
**On January 31st the Queen of Roadhouse Rock, Eve Selis, brings her all star band to the Catamaran’s Cannibal Bar. She is a song-writer and electrifying performer, she is a three time San Diego Music Award winner, and most recently in 2003 for Best Americana. She will be joined by Albert Lee who needs no introduction to Country Music and Rock fans. Opening the show at 9PM will be local favorite Mary Dolan who has a rich and soulful voice that has won over diverse audiences. Cannibal Bar at the Catamaran Resort Hotel is located at 3999 Mission Blvd. in San Diego. Call 858-539-8650 for more details.
**The Chamber Music Ensemble “Camarada” teams up with award winning tango dancers Jutem Lee and Steven Blake in a performance of works by Argentinean composer Astor Piazzolla. Join us February 1 at 6PM at the Neurosciences Institute for an evening celebrating the sizzling and evocative music of Argentina. General admission is $25.00 and $15.00 for students. The Institute is located at 10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive in La Jolla.
**The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego invites the public to its La Jolla location on February 1st for Free-for-All Family Day, for an Art Workshop: Sketching Session. Shari Wasson will lead the family workshop to help highlight the art, life, and landscape of the West Coast. The event includes free hands-on art workshops and gallery admission. For more information call (858) 454-3541.
**Join us at the Escondido Public Library for a new film series presented every first Monday of every month 6:30-9:00pm (to be known as First Monday Film). The first film will begin February 2 with The Crime of Padre Amaro (rated R). Local resident, Richard Dell’ Orfano will be the moderator and will help lead the discussion following the film. The showing and discussion will take place at the Main Library, 233 S. Kalmia St.
**The Dance Department of the San Diego School for Creative and Performing Arts will present its Winter Dance Concert on February 4, 5 and 6 in the Florence Johnson Grand Theater, located at 2425 Dusk Drive in San Diego. The dance concert will showcase the choreography of the SCPA dance faculty, presenting an exciting program of various dance styles. Tickets range in price from $4-$6. Call the SCPA Box office to purchase your tickets at 470-0588.
**Come join us for the Winter 2004 Season Jazz at the Athenaeum. The even-ing of February 5 brings a long awaited return by solo pianist Fred Hersch who made his San Diego debut at the Athenaeum in February 1999. Concerts conclude February 12 with the Kenny Werner Trio, featuring stellar pianist Kenny Werner with his two accomplished young sidemen, bassist Johannes Weidenmueller and drummer Ari Hoeing. See you there, 1008 Wall Street in La Jolla. For reservations call (858) 454-5872.
**Women Who Steal is a comedy loaded with wit and wisdom about a wild mid-life joy ride of revenge and renewal in search of the truth about love and marriage. Performances begin January 24 through February 22 at the Lyceum Stage in Horton Plaza. Tickets are available by calling (619) 544-1000 or online www.sandiego.rep.com.
**Vive L’Amour! features the San Diego City Dance Company and guest performers in a sparkling dance extravaganza from Friday, January 30 through Sunday, February 15 at Balboa Park’s Casa del Prado Theatre. Vive L’Amour! expresses care and affection between loving individuals, as well as the importance of goodwill towards people worldwide. Call the box office at 702-3408 for tickets or more details.
**Widely renowned for introducing flamenco to a worldwide audience guitarist Paco de Lucia, will embark on a 22-city tour throughout North America from January 20 to February 29. He will perform at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido on Saturday, January 31. With his 27th release of Cositas Buenas , de Lucia once again reinvents flamenco.