January 26, 2001

Calendar of Events...

by Berenice Cisneros

Disney on Ice

Designer Scott Lane really had his work cut out for him when he was asked to outfit the long list of characters for Feld Entertainment's latest Disney On Ice spectacular, 75 Years of Disney Magic, running January 31 through February 4 at the San Diego Sports Arena. Because skaters have to be able to skate as well as do jumps and spins, a series of costume fittings take place during the rehearsals of the show.

Adorned with heat pressed rhinestones, iron-on sequins and a host of other accoutrements, the costumes designed are breathtaking. Selecting the appropriate materials and a talented group of people to assemble the costumes were the key. Lane commissioned a staff of more than 1,000 from five different costume shops, to successfully create 147 of perhaps the most breathtaking and elaborate costumes ever to grace an ice rink. For ticket information, call 224-4171.


Book Review & Lecture Forum

The Malcolm X Branch of the San Diego Public Library launches its 3rd annual "Book Review & Lecture Forum", a free monthly program of ideas and culture promoting discussion, education and debate about books, current events and topical issues.

The first program, Hair Stories/Hair Matters, features the professional storytellers of the Black Storytellers Association of San Diego facilitating stories and discussions about the controversial topic of Black women hair and beauty culture on Saturday, January 27, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Future programs include: Black Histories / Black Stories (February), Women in Islam / Women of Islam (March 24), Tellings from a Globalized World (May 29), We Are Not Silent: Deaf Culture in a Hearing World (June 16), Stories of Gay & Lesbian Peoples of Color (July 28). Malcolm X Library is located at 5148 Market Street. All programs are free and open to the public.


Post War Hopes, Cold War Fears

The San Diego Public Library located at 820 E Street, will screen Post War Hopes, Cold War Fears on January 28th at 2 p.m. in the third floor auditorium. This film is part of the American Culture and Politics, 1946-60, providing a chronological overview of the decade; it looks at the postwar economic boom and demographic shifts; the social and cultural assumptions of the growing middle class; the growth and consumerism and the standardization of appetites through advertising; the beginnings of the civil rights movement; and the growth of a teenage culture. The discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Henry Janssen, Professor Emeritus, SDSU. For further information on this program, please call 236-5800.


Golf Fest

A three day interactive golf extravaganza, is now offering a free round of golf valued at $55 for San Diego's newest golf course, the Auld Course, to the first 10,000 paid attendees. Scheduled to open January 29, utilizes the South Bay's natural grasslands and wetlands to provide a scenic, yet challenging new course for San Diego. The show features approximately 125 vendors including golf equipment manufacturers and clothing companies, club fitters, travel agencies for golf giveaways, private and public golf courses, golf magazines and publications and top names in golf.

The 4th annual Golf Fest is scheduled for February 16-18 in the Exhibition Hall at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Tickets are $10 for adults and children under 12 are free. For more information, call (858) 586-1202.


Collection of Paintings

The Children's Museum/ Museo de los Niños San Diego is proud to host a collection of paintings and etching by internationally renowned artist, Betty LaDuke. She has offered 18 paintings and 7 etchings from her collection. This amazing work will be on display at the Museum during the month of February. For other information, call 233-8792.


The Life of Mary Baker Eddy

This touring exhibit highlights "The Life of Mary Baker Eddy", whose accomplishments during the late 19th century as a journalist, religious thinker, leader and publisher helped to break new ground for women. This exhibit is free to the public. The exhibit is located on the second floor corridor gallery of the Central Library at 820 E Street.


Performing Cuban Music

Ban RraRra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2 in Mandeville Auditorium at the University of California, San Diego. "Hips gyrating, bodies pulsating, rhythmic sounds drummed, hummed and sung" is how the San Francisco Bay View describes a performance of the Afro-Cuban-Haitian folkloric ensemble Ban RraRra.

The eight dancers / five musicians is primarily a folkloric dance group. It performs all the popular dance styles of Cuba including Son, Mambo, Cha Cha and Merengue. Tickets are $17 general admission; $15 for UCSD faculty, staff and senior citizens,' and $10 for students. Tickets are available at the UCSD Box Office (858) 534-8497.


Concert at Mingei

American pianist Steven Mayer will perform works of Weber, Liszt, Mozart, Tatum, Bernstein and Thalberg at Mingei International Museum Friday evening, February 2 at 7:30. A reception to meet the Artist will follow the program. Tickets are $60.00. For reservations, call 619-239-0003, extension 116.


Singer Johnny Mathis to Perform

One of the towering figures of American popular music, Johnny Mathis will perform with the San Diego Symphony on February 2 & 3. The first half of each concert will feature an orchestral-only program conducted by Matthew Garbutt. Mathis will take the stage for the second half to perform some of his biggest hits, including Misty, Two for the Road and You Make Me Feel Brand New. Concert will be held at the Copley Symphony Hall, located at 750 B Street, downtown. Ticket prices range from $28 - $75. To purchase your tickets call 235-0804.

Poway Rodeo at Del Mar

Poway Rodeo, is proud to announce that the 2000 California Circuit Finals Rodeo will be held at the world-renowned Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego on February 2nd and 3rd. The top 12 PRCA Cowboys and Cowgirls from the state of California will compete for the opportunity to qualify to participate in the Dodge National Circuit Finals which will be held at Pocatello, Idaho.

There will be three performances, Friday at 7:00 p.m., Saturday at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. One lucky raffle winner will take home a 2001 Harley-Davidson Sportser. Tickets are now available through Ticket Master. Call 610-220-TIXS.

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