July 30 2004

Calendar of Events....

By Berenice Cisneros

El Legado de Los Papas

** Desde el 15 de mayo hasta el 6 de septiembre, el San Diego Museum of Art hospeda más de 390 artefactos, documentos y obras de arte prestados por el Vaticano, incluyendo ejemplos por Giotto, Michelangelo y Bernini. La exposición intitulada San Pedro y el Vaticano: El legado de los Papas, hace su última presentación en el San Diego Museum of Art después de una gira por los Estados Unidos. Los pisos, muros, puertas y sótano del Vaticano se han recreado a fin de trazar los dos mil años de la historia del papado, comenzando con San Pedro y culminando con el Papa Juan Pablo II. Recomendamos que calcule por lo menos una hora y media para disfrutar su visita. Los precios de entrada varían desde $18 para adultos hasta $9 para niños de 6-17, con descuentos especiales para personas de tercera edad, militares, estudiantes universitarios y grupos de 15 personas o más. El museo está localizado en 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park. Para mayor información llame al (619) 232-7931.

The History of Photography

** The Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA) in San Diego is pleased to present an exhibition of images of exploration that span the history of photography. Wanderers, Travelers and Adventurers: Images of Exploration from the Permanent Collection of the Museum of Photographic Arts, will feature 85 images by 61 photographers, on view from April 9th through August 1st. Images in this exhibition will exemplify the many ways that photographs were, and still are being used to present inspired vision from all over the earth, and beyond. Visit www.mopa.org for information about exhibitions, programs and special events.

Baseball Signing and Raffle

** San Diego Padres third baseman Sean Burroughs will be on hand to sign baseballs for fans and raffle off game tickets and assorted baseball memorabilia at Collins Family Jewelers on Saturday, July 31 from 12 noon until 1 p.m. Burroughs and other Padre players will autograph baseballs in return for donations and will conduct a raffle drawing for game tickets and baseball-related items. In keeping with the baseball theme, Collins Family Jewelers staff will be grilling and selling hot dogs, and there will be burritos and ice cream for sale as well. The event kicks off at 11 a.m., followed by the ball signing session and raffle at noon. Collins Family Jewelers is located at 8220 Mira Mesa Boulevard, Suite A, in the Mira Mesa Mall.

Street Scene in San Diego

** Featuring Jack John-son, The Foo Fighters, Ludacris, and The Marley Family, for Street Scene’s 20TH Anniversary celebration on August 27th and 28th next to downtown San Diego’s Petco Park in the Ballpark District & East Village.

A limited number of two-day tickets are now on sale at all Ticketmaster locations for the incredibly low price of $55! These specially priced tickets are expected to sell quickly, so we encourage folks to move fast. In addition, single day tickets will be available.

Dennis Miller

Multi Emmy® Award-winning comedian and host of CNBC’s “Dennis Miller,” a topical interview talk show featuring reasoned discourse, opinion and humor, visits the San Diego Civic Theatre for a one-night engagement on Saturday, July 31 @ 8PM.

Tickets available at all Ticketmaster outlets including Tower Records, Robins-ons-May, Ritmo Latino and select Wherehouse Music locations. To charge by phone call (619) 220-TIXS or (619) 570-1100. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com or in person, Monday-Friday 10 AM-6 PM at the Civic Theatre Box Office, 3rd & B Street, downtown San Diego.

McDonald’s® Celebra los 25 Años de los Happy Meals

Los Happy Meals de McDonald’s® han cambiado la forma en que las familias disfrutan el comer juntos afuera, y con el fin de celebrar este cuarto de siglo de pura diversión, McDonald’s está ofreciendo Ty Teenie Beanie Babies en sus Happy Meals desde el 23 de julio hasta el 19 de agosto. Asi que venga y coleccionelos.

Afro-Cuban Songs & Drum Classes

Omo Ache Cuban Cultural Group presents Afro-Cuban song and drum classes at the World Beat Center, 2100 Park Blvd. Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 p.m. Song class taught by Alexis Zayas and 6:30-7:30 p.m. Drum class taught by Juan Carlos Blanco, both teachers are Master Artists from Havana Cuba formerly with “Racies Profundas”  Folkoric Company. Cost:  $10 for a single class, $15 for both song & drum.  Artists will focus on the  sacred music of the Yoruba tradition for the month of August. For information call 619-516-3366 or go to www.omoache.org.

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