July 14, 2000
by Berenice Cisneros
Bill Virchis OnStage
Claire Pratt, of Chula Vista's OnStage Playhouse, has long harbored the hope of being able to reach out to South Bay's Hispanic community with a play that would reflect the culture of concerns of that community. This goal was echoed by southwestern College's Bill Virchis who, as it happens, directed a play for OnStage during its first season 15 years ago. To kick off OnStage's 16th season under his direction, I Don't Have to Show You No Stinking Badges! runs at OnStage Playhouse, 291 Third Avenue, Chula Vista, from July 11 through August 12. Performances are at 8 pm Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 pm Sundays. Tickets are $12 and $10. For more information and reservations, call the box office, (619) 422-7787.
On Sunday, July 16th, the great windjammer, Star of India, will spring to life as sea chantey musicians from throughout the state sing and play songs aboard ship to sail-setting maneuvers performed high a loft in the ship's rig. Visitors will also be treated to opening day of the Maritime Museum's new blockbuster exhibit, "Pirates."
Activities begin at 10 a.m. and finish at 4 p.m. with a group rendition of "Leave Her Johnny." The exhibit will remain open to visitors that day through closing hours 9 p.m. The ChanteyFest and exhibit are included in the price of admission, $6 for adults with discounts for children, seniors, groups, and military. There is plenty of free parking on Sundays. For more information, call 234-9153, x 101 or 128.
Come together, Southern California Beatle Fan club is hosting it's sixth annual Beatle-Fair 2000 on Sunday, July 16, at the Scottish Rite Center located at 1895 Camino Del Rio South, San Diego. Fair hours are from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Public information hotline number is 698-3687.
This years event will be dedicated to the memory of John Lennon who would be turning 60 years old this year. A petition will be on display for those who wish to sign to stop the release of Lennon's killer. Special guest this year will feature Laurence Juber, ex-Wings guitarist who will be premiering his long awaited CD, LJ Plays The Beatles. Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling 687-3687 for $10 or on the day of the event for $12. Children 12 and under are free. Parking is also free.
The Last Voyage
National Park Service, in partnership with the Cabrillo National Monument Foundation, will present a 40-minute drama, "The Last Voyage," from July 16 through September 25. Performances are each Sunday at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. at the monument. The drama will present three different views of the encounter between the Native American Indians and the crew of the Cabrillo expedition.
Narrator Abel Silvas, portrays a Native American Indian who offers a present-day view of happenings in 1542, as he narrates, and sometimes arbitrates, the opinions of these early explorers. The other cast members express the views of a soldier, a priest and a Native American woman. There is no fee for the performance beyond the usual park entrance fee of $5 per vehicle.
My America... Or Honk If You Love Buddha
The San Diego Public Library is proud to present My America... Or Honk if You Love Buddha, a humorous and sharply observed documentary about one Asian-American's quest to fins Asian-America. It focuses on individuals, but explodes stereotypes and celebrates the hardships and victories that belong to many Asian-Americans. It will be shown July 17 at 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Central Library located at 820 E Street, San Diego.
A tale of blackmail, political intrigue and forbidden romance set in the decadent London of mad King George II, will run from July 18 through August 20 with an official opening night on Sunday, July 23 at 7 PM. Sheridan is a darkly comic portrait of one of the greatest playwrights of all time, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, author of two comic masterpieces, The Rivals and The School for Scandal. La Jolla Playhouse is located on the corner of La Jolla Village Drive and Torrey Pines Road in La Jolla. For ticket information, call (858) 550-1010. "Sheridan" contains adult language and adult situations and is for mature audiences.
Top Lifeguards from San Diego to Santa Cruz will compete on July 19, in 14 events to be named regional champions in the California Surf Lifesaving Association's annual competition, at Pier Plaza on Seacoast Drive in Imperial Beach. The event starts at 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Individual races include a beach run, surf swim, ski, rescue, paddleboard, run-swim-run, dory boats, ironman, ironwoman, rescue-board-rescue and beach flags. The public is welcome. Entrance is free. For more information, call the IB Chamber of Commerce at (619) 424-3151.
Teens' No Doze Night
It's an all-nighter and a lock-in for teens at the Oceanside Civic Center Library, Friday, July 21 beginning at 7 p.m. and ending the following morning at 8 a.m. This sleepless-at-the-library night features karaoke, movies, ping-pong, board games, lots of food and some surprises. Parental waiver is required, so pick up the forms at any library site, and join the reader's ruckus in the community rooms next tot he downtown library, 330 N Coast Highway. Call Joyce Lea Brown, Teen Services Librarian at 435-5577 for additional information.