June 2, 2000
by Berenice Cisneros
Ramona Air Fair
Ramona Airport puts on its bunting June 3 for the 6th Annual Ramona Air Fair. Fire fighting aircraft from the California Department of Forestry and U.S. Forest Service are featured attractions along with antique aircraft, war birds and more. Festivities begin at 7 a.m. with Santa Maria Masonic Lodge's Memorial Breakfast. Opening ceremonies are set for 9 a.m. Admission to the event is free and shuttle buses are provided by County Transit Services who will carry visitors from several locations in downtown Ramona.
Honoring Sam Hinton
Internationally acclaimed folk singer Sam Hinton will be honored by Young Audiences of San Diego at "Arts on the Green," Young Audiences' annual fundraiser, 1-5 p.m., Sunday, June 4, at Meadowbrook Middle School in Poway. In his 66-year career, Hinton now 83, has given thousands of concerts in U.S., Canada, Mexico and Europe. He has worked regularly in radio and television, made a dozen solo record albums and also performed in hundreds of schools in San Diego County and around the country for seven decades, retiring in January 2000.
This promotional event will feature performances and workshops by the Classic Brass Quintet, Eveoke Dance Theatre, Mojalet Dance Collective, Contraste (Latin-American folk music), San Diego Ballet, and many others. Tickets are $20 for adults and teens, $15 for kids 12 and under at the door. For reservations call 232-2818. Meadowbrook Middle School is located at 12320 Meadowbrook Ln., Poway.
Meet members of the San Diego Chargers for photos and autographs, Saturday, June 3 at APEX Music, 6210 El Cajon Blvd. Refreshments and other musical entertainment for the whole family. For more information, call 583-1431 or on the web at: www.Apex4me.com.
African American Composers
The Malcolm X Library continues its 2nd annual "Book Review & Lecture Forum" featuring world-famous pianist and scholar Cecil Lytle in a lecture-performance of the Piano Music of African American Composers on Saturday, June 3, 4-6 p.m. at the Library located at 5148 Market Street.
If You Only Understood
On Wednesday, June 7 at 6 p.m., the Malcolm X Library will screen the film If You Only Understood (Si Tú Me Com-prendieras), as a two-month long international film series, Diaspora 2000: The African Diaspora on Film. This is an honest film which follows the experiences of a well-known Cuban film director in search for a Black woman dancer and singer to play the central dramatic role in his new film. The Library is located at 5148 Market Street.
Don Quixote Comes to Tijuana
June 7 and 10 mark the world premiere for the children's ballet "Don Quixote Comes to Tijuana" at the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California Theatre. The ballet will be performed by students of Tijuana's Colegio La Esperanza, or School of Hope, and the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts (SDSCPA). This original production provides these children with a rich cultural experience by combining the creative expression and discipline of ballet with the classic story of Don Quixote's search for beauty, truth and love. Tickets are Wednesday June 7, Adults $11, Children $5.50 & Saturday, June 10 Adults $25, Children $11. For further information and reservations, please call Pat Anderson at (760) 480-1014.
Children and their families are invited to take a hike with Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster and the rest of their friends on Sesame Street. They're setting off on a camping trip in an all-new Sesame Street Live musical extravaganza. Opening Thursday, June 8 at San Diego Sports Arena. Tickets for eight performances are priced at $19.00, $15.00 & $11.00 and are now available at the San Diego Sports Arena Box Office, or charge by phone: 888-386-8497. For information online, please visit our website at www.sesamestreetlive.com.
Celebration of the Lizard
Inspired by the music and lyrics of The Doors, Celebration of the Lizard is an ecstatic theatrical event featuring 33 Doors' songs and is now playing at the San Diego Repertory Theatre. Celebration of the Lizard runs through July 2. For tickets, call the Rep's box office at the Lyceum/Horton Plaza at 544-1000.
Visitors will be transported into an authentic Native American marketplace, complete with vibrant artwork, spirited dance and musical performances and freshly-prepared traditional cuisine, when the San Diego Museum of Man hosts its annual Indian Fair, Saturday, and Sunday, June 10 and 11. The festival celebrates Native American culture by bringing together more than 100 performers and artists representing dozens of tribes from throughout the Southwest. There will be live dance, music and artistic demonstrations. San Diego's own Kumeyaay Bird Singers will take the stage, as well as Morning Star, a 12-member dance group from Utah, also the Band of Mission Indians, and Blackfleet flautist and flutemaker Troy DeRoche. Admission to the Indian Fair which includes entrance to the Museum is $6 for adults, $5 for Museum members, $3 for ages 6-17 and free for children under 6. For more information, call 239-2001 or visit the website at www.museumofman.org.
The Language You Cry In
On Wednesday, June 14 at 6:00, the Malcolm X Library will screen the film The Language You Cry In as part of Diaspora 2000, The African Diaspora on Film. It tells an amazing story reaching across hundreds of years and thousands of miles from 18th century Sierra Leone to the Gullah people of present-day Georgia. It recounts the remarkable saga of how African Americans have retained links with their African past through the horrors of the Middle Passage, slavery and segregation. The Library is located at 5148 Market Street.
Watch the excitement of the Navy Leap Frog parachute team land on the beach at Imperial Beach's Portwood Pier Plaza and witness a US Coast Guard search and rescue operation in action. All are part of the 1st Annual IB Navy Day that takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Other attractions include the US Navy Band concert, a SEAL equipment display, explosive underwater disposal unit exhibit, McGruff Crime Dog, Kid's ID kit and Face-painting from the US Marine Corps. Entrance is free. For more information, call the City of Imperial Beach at 619/423-8303.
A San Diego tradition continues this year when the Cabrillo Festival, Inc. hosts a fundraiser for the 37th Annual Cabrillo Festival. The event will be held Friday, June 23, at 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., at Cabrillo National Monument located at 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive in Point Loma.
This festive gathering features food from Portugal, Spain, Mexico and Native American cultures, as well as cultural music and dancing. Ticket price for the event is $17.0 per person with he proceeds going to help produce the Cabrillo Festival, September 24 - October 1, 2000. For tickets and information, contact Joe Alves at 287-0582.