June 4, 2004

Calendar of Events...............

By Berenice Cisneros

Come Celebrate with us!

** It’s Chicano Perk’s 1 Yr. Anniversary Sunday, June 6th, 2004, Free Mexican Organic Coffee all day. 

CHICANO PERK cafe y cultura 129 25th Street, San Diego CA, 92102, 619 702.5414 www.chicano perk.com (for directions). Chicano Perk café y cultura is the first coffee-house in the barrio.

Chicano Visions Exhibition at MCASD

** Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge is on display through September 12 at MCASD La Jolla (700 Prospect St). An accessible and powerful art form, printmaking has played an important role in the development and history of Chicano art. Tickets are $6 adults; $2 students and seniors. For more information call (858 454-3541.

El Legado de Los Papas

** A partir del 15 de mayo al 6 de septiembre, el San Diego Museum of Art hospedará 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.

Disney’s “Young Black Stallion”

** First live action adventure made expressly for the giant IMAX screen is a magnificent and thrilling tale that is a prequel to the 1979 motion picture “The Young Black Stallion.” It’s the most breathtaking and triumphant scenes ever visualized on the giant dome screen. This special limited engagement will run from April 21 thru June at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. Tickets run for $11.75 adults; $8.75 ages 3-12; and $9.75 seniors (65+). For more information and show times call 619-238-1233 or visit www.rhfleet.org.

Joe Garcia’s “Expressions”

** At Santa Ysabel Art Gallery, May 8 through June 13, is Expressions, an exhibit featuring nationally acclaimed artist Joe Garcia. On exhibit will be Garcia’s watercolors and oils, his famous wildlife art, plain air paintings and large studio landscapes. The Gallery is located at 30352 Highway 78 at Highway 79 in Santa Ysabel, seven miles below Julian.

Forces of Nature

** Opening Friday, May 28 at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, showcasing the awesome spectacle of earthquakes, volcanoes and severe storms. Audiences will learn what is being done to predict and prepare for these events. Forces of Nature examine the earth’s most inspiring and terrifying natural events with the trademark combination of scientific excellence. The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is located in Balboa Park. For more information and showtimes, call 619-238-1233 or visit www.rhfleet.org.

Cajon Classic Cruise Returns

** Main Street in El Cajon will be close for Opening Night Ceremonies for the Cajon Classic Cruise, featuring the San Diego Rip Tide Girls. This is the largest weekly classic car show in Southern California, returning to Downtown El Cajon, May 19 from 6PM to 9PM. The weekly car show will run again every Wednesday evening through September 29. So come enjoy the cars, the action, restaurants, street vendors, food, DJs and live entertainment. The event is free to the public. For more information call 401-8858.

I Do! I Do!

** The Fritz Theatre is proud to announce the opening of their new show, I Do! I Do! at the Sixth Avenue Bistro. With music by Harvey Schmidt and books & lyrics by Tom Jones, the authors of The Fantasticks, I Do! I Do! will play at the Sixth Avenue Bistro Cabaret, located at 1165 Sixth Avenue, at the corner of B Street, in downtown San Diego. Opening night was Saturday, May 22 with performances through June 26 on Fridays and Saturdays, with special Sunday matinees on June 6, 13, & 20. Tickets are $46, $41 for seniors/military/full-time students w/ID. For reservations and information, call the Sixth Avenue Bistro Cabaret box office at 619-239-4196.

Ethnic Food Fair in Balboa Park

** A variety of ethnic foods, lively music, spirited dancers in colorful traditional costumes representing countries from around the world will highlight this year’s Ethnic Food Fair each Sunday in June from 2-3PM at the House of Pacific Relations (HPR) in Balboa Park.  This event is open to the public and free of charge. For more information, call (619) 466-0229.

“Through the Eyes of Children”

** June 5-10 will be the opening of an art exhibition created by its youngest members entitled “Through the Eyes of Children.” In this exhibit, children from 4-16 years old met to create art that tells their own stories of shelters, homelessness and hunger, as well as picturing their hopes, plans and dreams. The show will run at the Escondido Children’s Museum located at 380 N. Escondido Blvd. Studio 1, California Center for the Arts in Escondido.

“ANNIE”

** America’s most beloved musical and winner of 7 Tony Awards is delighting audiences of all ages at the La Jolla Stage Company from June 5 through June 27. Annie is based on cartoon strip Little Orphan Annie. This depression era rags-to-riches story goes down like the sweetest ice-cream treat. Tickets are $18 - $22. To purchase your tickets call (858) 459-7773. So don’t miss it!

“Robin Hood”

** Presented by the students of South County CYT May 28 through June 6 at Southwestern College Mayan Hall in Chula Vista, so if you’re looking for action and adventure, “Robin Hood” is the story for you. This is the tale of a hero who fought against the wicked king and brought riches back to the people. Tickets are $9 for children under 12; and $12 for adults with discounts for groups of ten or more.

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