July 21, 2000

Calendar of Events...

by Berenice Cisneros


New Approach to Bicycle/Car Relationship

On Saturday, July 22, Sweetwater Summit Park, in Bonita, Calif., will serve as the park where automobile and mountain bike enthusiasts and consumers will gather to see, ride and drive the latest offerings from Saab and Gary Fisher Bicycles. Guests are treated to guided trail bicycle tours, Saab test-drives, one-on-one product discussions, catered snacks and merchandise giveaways.

In addition to the wide range of Gary Fisher all-terrain and mountain bikes available for demo rides, guests will also have the opportunity to test-drive any of Saab's entire line of vehicles, including the special Saab 9-5 Wagon Gary Fisher Edition, the Saab 9-3 Convertible and the 230-horsepower Saab 9-3 Viggen. Each test-drive comes standard with excitement and a complimentary Saab denim shirt. The Ultimate Trails Tour is scheduled to make its way to 42 locations around the country this spring and summer. For complete details and a schedule of events, see www.saab-garyfisher.com.


"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"

Lamb's Players Theatre brings back their hit musical "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," July 25 through September 10 at the Lyceum Theatre in downtown's Horton Plaza. It's about the return of the rollicking musical journey about the boy with the coat of many colors who became the leader of a nation. This is one of the most popular and longest-running musicals. Performance times are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Parking is free at Horton Plaza with your ticket stub. Ticket prices range between $26 - $36. To purchase your tickets call (619) 437-0600.


"Mozart at the Border"

On Monday, July 24, at 7:30 pm, San Diego Repertory Theatre hosts the Tijuana Youth Symphony and guest members from both sides of the border in the local premiere of Mozart's one-act comic opera, Bastien and Bastienne, is the story of two teenagers whose youthful passions lead them to a jealousy and sadness before finding the happiness and love they seek.

The opera features young singers and musicians ages 9-21 from Baja California and Southern California led by guest conductor Eduardo Garcia Barrios, formerly of the Baja California Symphony Orchestra and currently conductor of the Peruvian Symphony Orchestra of Lima, Peru. Tickets may be purchased by calling 544-1000.


Peruvian Art

Claudio Jimenez Quispe, the internationally renowned Peruvian retablista, will demonstrate his talents and display his popular folk art at the San Diego Museum of Man, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., July 26-30.

A retablo is a traditional religious Andean art form that depicts both pre-Colombian customs and the religious practices imposed on indigenous cultures after the discovery of the New World more than 500 years ago. The artists sculpts human and animal figures out of plaster and cooked potato, which are places in the retablos — wooden boxes that open to reveal scenes of daily life in Peru. Initially created for ceremonial use only, the retablo has evolved into a striking and brightly colored art form. All of the pieces displayed at the Museum will be for sale. The event is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for ages 6 to 17 and free for children under 6. This fee includes Museum admission. For further information, call 239-2001.


Make*A*Circus Show

A free circus entertainment show featuring clowns, jugglers and amazing aerial acts is coming to Chula Vista on July 27. Make*A*Circus will present its new show, "Zucchinis Unplugged," in a performance at 12:30 in Voyager Park, just east of Paseo Ranchero at 1178 East J St.

Make*A*Circus highlights audience-participation including a professional circus performance, workshops for boys and girls of all ages, and a final act that lets the kids be the stars. For more information on the Voyager Park performance, you may call (619) 585-5862, or visit the Make*A*Circus website at www.makeacircus.org.


Regional Strategies

San Diego Dialogue presents the second in its 2000 series of Forum Fronterizo policy luncheons. Dr. Irwin Jacobs, chairman and CEO of Qualcomm Inc., and Dr. Luis de la Calle, deputy secretary of international trade negotiations of Mexico's Secretaría de Comercio y Fomento Industrial (SECOFI), will discuss "Regional Strategies for the Global Economy: Perspectives from San Diego and Mexico." Friday, July 28, 2000, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m., Westin Horton Plaza, 910 Broadway Circle, downtown. $50 general admission, $30 students, $450 table of 10. For more information, call (858) 534-8638 or log on to www.sddialogue.org.


Impromptu Performance

The California Center for the Arts, Escondido announces the first two of its Impromptu performances of the 2000-2001 performing arts season. José Feliciano, considered to the first Latin artist to crossover into the English market, appears on Friday, July 28 at 8:00 p.m. He is considered the greatest living guitarist. He has been awarded more than 45 Gold and Platinum records having recorded over 65 albums. His most recent album, "Señor Bolero," released in 1998, has earned Double Platinum status in the U.S., and Gold in Mexico. Ticket prices range from $19-$43 and may be purchased by calling 1-800-988-4253.


African Cinema

The Malcolm X Library is proud to announce the presentation of "The Ubuntu Video Club: Presenting African Cinema," an international film series showcasing the recent cinema of Africa from eight countries. Ubuntu is a six-week long project to screen 6 out-of-the mainsteam African films in a community based context such as the public library in order to deepen communication between Africa and the American public.

Screenings will be held on consecutive Wednesdays from July 26 to August 30 starting at 6:00 pm. All screenings will be followed by discussions facilitated by a distinguished scholar and enhanced by the permanent presence of twelve Ubuntu Video Club members. Malcolm X Library is located at 5148 Market Street. All library programs are free and open to the public.


West Side Story

A powerful drama about love, tragedy and the true importance of life. In this musical, love overcomes adversity and the false boundaries that are created. This production is filled with passionate melodies and moving dance numbers.

Maria, the female lead, falls in love with Tony, a member of the local gang - the Jets. Maria's brother Bernardo is the leader of the Puerto Rican gang, the Sharks. From the moment they meet, Maria and Tony instantly fall in love. Against the wishes of each of their families, they vow to remain united. The Jets and the Sharks want to eliminate one another and take the turf as their own, a "riff" is set and then tragedy befalls both gangs. Each loses a member of their gang and begins to feel the true effects of a real fight. Only forgiveness can save them.

West Side Story can be seen at the San Diego Junior Theatre, located at Casa del Prado in Balboa Park, from July 28 through August 6 on Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Admission prices are $5 - $7 for seniors and children 12 and under, $7 - $9 for adults. For ticket purchases, call the box office at (619) 239-8355. This powerful love story teaches us what's important in life.


Summer Sounds 2000

The EastLake Company tunes into summer by presenting the free "Summer Sounds 2000" concert series in Chula Vista Community Park. Concert goes are invited to bring blankets and beach chairs for this open-seating performances. Drinks and snacks will be available. Saturday, July 29, 4 - 6 pm - Power Play: A combination of pop music and Latin rhythm is sure to delight music lovers of all ages. Admission is free. For further information, call 421-3111.


Planet Libros

Oceanside Public Library presents Adventures in Science Fiction July 29th at 2 p.m. Use your imagination and help act out our present science fiction adventure. Climb aboard our space shuttle and help characters from your favorite Sci Fi movies capture a top secret device stolen from "Planet Libros." For all ages, the program is located at the Civic Center Library, 330 N Coast Highway. For additional information, call Carol Naegele at (760) 435-5591.


Free Make-Over for Teens

Oceanside Public Library Teen Services presents a free make-over for teen girls Monday, July 31 at 2 p.m. Learn to look your best at this free presentation by Gloria Baker of Merle Norman Cosmetics. The program will take place in the Community Rooms next to the Civic Center Library, 330 North Coast Highway, Oceanside. Call Joyce Lea Brown, Teen Services Librarian at (760) 435-5577 for more information.

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