June 9, 2000

Calendar of Events...

by Berenice Cisneros

Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill

A musical voyage in time and place, Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill, opening June 16 through June 18 at the Casa del Prado Theatre in Balboa Park and playing for just four performances, traces the remarkable journey of one of the 20th century's most gifted composers through selected songs of eleven of his major musicals works. Kurt Weill has written melodies and music with the finest array of lyricist and poets ever to write for the theater of the Western World, including Bertolt Brecht, Maxwell Anderson, Paul Green, Langston Hughes, Ira Gershwin, Odgen Nash, Alan Jay Lerner and others.

Through his art and theirs, this musical journey, encompassing 36 songs, gives audiences a panorama of twenty extraordinary years, from von Hindenburg and Hitler in Germany where he was born, to Roosevelt and Truman in America to which Weill emigrated. Ticket prices range from $17 - $23, children 12 and under are $10. For tickets or further information call 619-239-8836.


Top Gun Flag Football League

Register now to play men's 5x5 all-passing flag football. Tuesday nite league starts June 27 in Mira Mesa. We offer inter-league playoffs with 4 neighboring counties. Call toll-free (877) 846-3178 or direct to (714) 773-4829, or visit our website at www.topgunflagfootball.com. Must be 18+.


Homework Assistance Club

Homework Assistance Club pizza party and savings bond presentation is a celebration for one of the 22 homework assistance sites in San Diego County that participated in this after-school mentor program for the school year 1999-2000. Come join us Wednesday, June 7th at 4:00 p.m. at the Vista Public Library located at 700 Eucalyptus Ave., and help us reward youth participants for consistently attending this program. Directions: Take the 78 Freeway (accessible from the 15 and the 5 freeways), exit Escondido Ave., and head North, take right on Eucalyptus Ave., (East).


Asian Pacific History

"Heading East," an exhibit on California's Asian Pacific history, will be featured through June 25 at the Rosemary Lane Galeria in South Chula Vista Library, 389 Orange Ave. The exhibit commemorates California's 150th anniversary of Gold Discovery to Statehood, by celebrating the rich contribution from the state's growing Asian Pacific American population. Personal stories will be an integral part of the exhibit. For more information, call the library at 585-5755.


Volkswagen Blues

Booker T & the MGs will headline the third annual Volkswagen San Diego Blues Festival on June 10 on the downtown San Diego waterfront. Grammy-award winning Booker T & the MGs tops a lineup of 11 bands in the day-long festival that includes Lucky Peterson, Little Jimmy King, Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers, Angela Strehli with Tracy Nelson. Local blues bands will be presented on the BLUSD stage including Steve White, Lana & the Leasebreakers, Martha's Kitchen, Chill Boy & the Firebirds and Guitary Shorty performing in that order.

Also featuring a variety of ethnic food, refreshments and music-related vendors in the bayside park setting. A portion of the proceeds from the festival will benefit the San Diego Center for Children and Blues Lovers United of San Diego, an non-profit organization that operates a treatment facility for children with severe emotional, social or development disorders. The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Embar-cadero Marina Park South. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the gate, children ages 3 to 12 are $10. For more information, call 619-283-9576.


The Glass Menagerie

The enchanting story of a faded Southern belle's efforts to marry off a daughter who is fragile as the glass animals she collects will open North Coast Repertory Theatre's nineteenth anniversary Saturday, June 10. The Glass Menagerie tells the story of a mother trying to the best she can do for her two children but succeeding only in destroying every vestige of hope, beauty and joy in their lives. Performances run through July 16. NCRT is located just East of I-5 on Lomas Santa Fe Drive in the Southeast corner of the Lomas Santa Fe Plaza, Solana Beach. For ticket information, call (858) 481-1055.


La Jolla Festival

On June 10 & 11, come enjoy a variety of tasty treats including sandwiches, BBQ, cookies, gourmet cuisine, ice cream and much more. Participating food vendors include: Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, Corn Maiden Foods, Country Fair Cinnamon Rolls, Great Southern BBQ, Hawaiian Popcorn Company, Jimmy Sanpakit (Thai/Chinese), Mike's Food Fest (Greek Food), Sharlyn Spater (Lemonade), Star of India, The French Gourmet and Venture Club of Del Mar.

In addition to the delicious cuisine, there will be more than 180 award-winning artists displaying their art works. Musical entertainment will be provided by The Heroes, Greg Zinzer and KIFM's acid jazz band, SWANK, nostalgia band the Mar Dels and King Kelly among others. Admission is $8 for adults, children 12 and under are free. The festival is located at the La Jolla Country Day School, 9490 Genesee Avenue, at the corner of Regents Road and Genesee Avenue, three blocks north of University Towne Centre. For more information, call 456-1268.


NCLR Alma Awards

American Latino Media Arts (ALMA) Awards is set to air on Saturday, June 17 at 9 pm EST/8C on ABC, with an all-star line-up that includes some of the biggest names and most popular entertainers in film, television and music, including Antonio Banderas, James Cameron, Daisy Fuen-tes, Melanie Griffith, Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey, Edward James Olmos, Jimmy Smits, and Denise Richards.

Highlighting the two-hour celebration of the positive portrayal of Latinos in film and television are tributes to two special award winners. Known for its spectacular finales, this year's show again brings the audience to its feet with an electrifying performance by Los Lobos.


Music from Veracruz

Conjunto Jardin will perform at the Oceanside Public Library, located at 330 N Coast Highway, Oceanside, Saturday, June 24, at 7 and 9 p.m. in the Civic Center Community Rooms adjacent to the main library. This sparkling group of musicians and vocalists offers a neo-traditionalist performance of Mexican son—specifically the son jarocho of Veracruz with an infectious dance happy energy. Admission is $6 to benefit the Friends of the Library and may be purchased by calling (760) 435-5570.


Hispanic Mexican Ballet Folklorico

Celebrating its 25 years as ambassadors of traditional Mexican Dance with a special two hour show, The Hispanic Mexican Ballet Folklorico will perform June 30 at the East County Performing Arts Center in El Cajon. The 8 - 10 p.m. performance will feature dances from ten regions of Mexico, along with live music accompaniment of select segments. Also scheduled is a guest appearance by aspiring young singer Koryn Cuevas, accompanied by Mariachi Continental. The group's 30 fourteen-year-old to adult members from throughout San Diego County have become the resident dancers for Old Town's Bazaar del Mundo. Tickets are available by calling the Center at 440-2277.

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