July 26 2002

Calendar of Events . . .

by Berenice Cisneros

Swimming Show

The City of Oceanside will host the 36th annual Synchronized Swimming Show: “Under The Sea,” to be held on Friday, July 26 at the Marshall Street Swim Center. The show will include 15 girls, ages 6 through 15, performing an array of “water ballet” routines choreographed to Disney songs from movies such as “The Lion King,” “Aladdin” and “The Little Mermaid.” The show will also include deck routines replete with costumes, masks, ribbons, and other stage props. For more information contact the Marshall Street Swim Center at 760-435-5535.

Tango Ball

Come join us in formal vintage attire of the 20s and 30s as we celebrate the timeless music and dance of the Tango. There will be hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dancing and fabulous Tango exhibitions. July 28th from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm at the Bayview Ballroom in Point Loma. For further information contact 619-291-5448.

Movie Night

The San Diego Model Railroad Museum in Balboa Park invites you to join us for Movie Night at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion on Monday, July 29. A silent movie featuring a railroad flick accompanied by international organist Dennis James will be presented at 7:30 pm. This event is FREE to the public. Before the movie come enjoy a summer barbecue. A complete dinner is available for $12 per person and includes an entrée, side dishes, drink and dessert. Call 696-0199 for more information or to reserve barbecue tickets.

When Grace Comes In

This is a new play premiering at La Jolla Playhouse July 30 through September 1. When Grace Comes In is a poetic tale of a woman who finds herself drowning in the complex and conflicting responsibilities of life, as wife, mother and daughter and who struggles to reconnect with her unfulfilled dreams. Please see their website for more information at www.lajollaplayhouse.com.

Thursday Night Thing

On August 1, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego will host its first Thursday Night Thing. Beginning at 7 pm on the first Thursday of the month, something interesting will be happening downtown - from slide jams, DJ lessons, and poetry readings to live bands, artists’ talks, break-dancing classes, and video projections. TNT will always feature something new. Admission to TNT is free but a $3 donation is welcome. Museum is located at 1001 Kettner Blvd. Downtown San Diego.

The Odd Couple

Opening Friday, August 2nd at 8 pm with performances at the Academy of Sound and Music located at 3554 Kettner Blvd., between Washington and Sassafras. Tickets are $15 and $12 (student, senior & military). Visit www.sdbet.com for more information.

“Latin American Festival”

A festive and beautiful display of Latin American folk art will be showcased at the award winning Bazaar del Mundo’s 20th annual “Latin American Festival,” Friday - Sunday, August 2-4. This free event features artists from México, Guatemala, Peru and Panama demonstrating their crafts and exhibiting their wares during what has become one of the largest and most extensive folk art collections in the country.

Featured artists will include Arturo Sosa, a Tin Master Craftsman from Oaxaca; Jacobo and Maria Angeles, wood carvers from Oaxaca; Cira Tomasa Ojeda, a dressmaker from Oaxaca. There will also be Mexican Folkloric Dancers and Jaime Aguirre Latin Jazz Band, and Marimba. For more information call the Bazaar del Mundo at 296-3161.

World Music Guitarist

Top Rated Flamenco Guitarist Dimitri Diatchenko who has been playing since age eight, with Elvis, Roy Clark and Segovia as his musical influences, will play three big shows in San Diego:

* Friday, August 2nd at 9:30 pm @ Twiggs located at 4590 Park Blvd., San Diego. For your $12 tickets call 265-5900.

* Saturday, August 3rd at 7:00 pm @ Witch Creek Winery located at 2906 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad.

* Sunday, August 4th at 7:00 pm @ Dizzys located at 344 Seventh Ave., San Diego.

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