June 13, 2003

Calendar of Events...

By Maria B. Delgado

Museum of Man to Unveil Extensive Turquoise Collections

Native American turquoise accessories have always been popular tourist mementos, but this ancient art has recently captured the attention of contemporary designers, and the bold stone has evolved into a jewelry phenomenon.

According to the San Diego Museum of Man’s Curator of Southwest Collections Javier Guerrero, “Most people are unaware that turquoise has been used throughout time in trade, fertility rituals, planting of crops, building, marriage, healing and adornment, and has had a significant impact on numerous culture through history —from Aztecs to Egyptians,” says Guerrero.

The exhibit opens Saturday, June 7, 2003 and continues through April, 2004.

The San Diego Museum of Man is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For further information, please call (619) 239-2001 or visit the web site: www.museumofman.org.

“Uncle Vanya”

Uncle Vanya, a co-production with the McCarter Theatre, runs at the Playhouse from May 30 through June 29.

Uncle Vanya is Anton Chekvov’s humorous and deeply moving story of a retired professor who, upon returning home with his beautiful new wife, throws the lives of his daughter and her Uncle Vanya into chaos. As characters collide and connect, they struggle with desperation, disillusionment and the ironies of love.

La Jolla Playhouse is located on the corner of La Jolla Village Drive and Torrey Pines Road in la Jolla, Ca. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. and Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. Single tickets range in price from $35-$49.

For more information call (858) 550-1010 or online at www.lajollaplayhouse.com.

La Jolla Playhouse presents Fräulein Else

La Jolla Playhouse presents a world premiere adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler’s Fräulein Else, a powerful portrayal of a woman torn between her childhood fantasies and the harsh realities of the adult world. Translated and adapted by Francesca Faridany, who also portrays Else, and directed by Stephen Wadsworth, the production is an innovative reimagining of the luxurious world of early 20th Century Europe. Fräulein Else runs at the Playhouse from June 10 through July 13 with an official opening night on Sunday, June 15 at 7:00 p.m.

For more information call (858) 550-1010 or online at www.lajollaplayhouse.com.

Cochise Remembers

“A story of discovery and reconciliation in New Mex-ico genealogy and family history”. “A primary document in Southwest history.”

Rita Sanchez is Professor of English and Chicano Studies at Mesa College in San Diego. Her maternal ancestors come from Southern New Mexico’s richest history, that combines Indian, Spanish and white.

The Reading and Presentation of Cochise Remembers Our great-Grandfather Charles Henry Coleman by Rita Sanchez, will take place Friday, June 13, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. at Casa del Libro, 1735 University Avenue, San Diego. Telephone: (619) 299-9331.

20th Indian Fair to Feature Activities

In its 20th tribute to Native American heritage and culture, the San Diego Museum of Man will host a major celebration —showcasing a breath-taking array of entertainers and artisans during its annual Indian Fair, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, June 14 and 15.

Among the groups slated to appear this year:

The Humaya Dancers from the Costanoan Rumsen tribe; The Jones Benally Family troupe; Kemeyaay performer Lupe Dancin’ Bear and the California Stone Cloud Singers,

The Fair is especially renowned for its vibrant “Indiana Market,” which features ongoing artists’ demonstrations and quality jewelry, pottery, basketry, beadwork, clothing, quilts, textiles, sculptures, masks, fetishes and paintings.

Admission which includes entrance to the Museum, is $6 adults, $5 Museum members, $2 for ages 6 to 17 and free for children under 6.

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