by Berenice Cisneros
Come meet members of the San Diego Charges and hear the Charger Band, Saturday June 16, 11 AM - 1 PM at APEX Music, 6210 El Cajon Blvd. Refreshments and other musical entertainment for the whole family. Also, a free Blues Concert featuring the Shell-town Horns, Friday, June 15. For more information, call 583-1431.
Day-Long Summer Reading
On Saturday, June 16th, the Oceanside Public Library kicks off the annual Summer Reading Program with a day-long extravaganza that will featuring activities at the Civic Center Library, Mission Branch and the Bookmobile.
Join in the fun beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Mission Branch Library, 3861 Mission Ave., where your kids will learn the movie making secrets of special effects makeup. A lucky audience member will be transformed into an alien during the demonstration. There will be a repeat performance in the Civic Center Library Children's Room, 330 North Coast Highway, starting at 2:00 p.m. There will be other activities from 2:30 - 4:30. For more information, call 435-5590.
Twilight in the Park Concert Series
This free outdoor concert series runs from June 19 to august 30, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6:15 to 7:15 at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park. Concert goers can picnic on the lawn or sit in the pavilion's comfortable seating area and enjoy a variety of musical programs ranging from flamenco and jazz to barbershop quartet and banjo bands.
The goal of the series is to raise public awareness of the many fine San Diego based performing groups. Nova Menco performs June 19; Catillacs perform June 20; The Notables-Al Bahr Shrine Dance Band June 21; Razzle-Dazzle Big Band sounds June 27; Sonlight Singers June 28; City Guard Band July 3; Marine Corps Band of S.D. July 4; San Diego Youth Swing Band July 5; Finest City Jazz Band July 10; Los Alacranes July 11; for a complete schedule contact House of Hospitality at 231-9494.
The Wizard of Oz
Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the top of Mt Helix as the Christian Community Theater presents The Wizard of Oz, the first show of their three-show summer season, from June 21 through July 7. Bring your picnic, your blanket, and your family for a night with the stars in the Merry Ol' Land of Oz. Performances begin at 8 p.m. For tickets or more information, call 588-0206 or 800-696-1929.
China: The Panda Adventure
Experience the world of the magnificent and rare Giant Panda as you travel back in time on an exciting expedition through the breathtaking splendor of China. China: The Panda Adventure will debut on the spectacular giant IMAX Dome screen at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center on June 22. The film set in 1936 China, is based on the true story of Ruth Harkness, a fiercely independent woman who travels to the mysterious forests of China to follow in her late husband's footsteps and achieve his dream of bringing the first live Giant Panda to America.
This is an incredible true story of hope, courage and triumph of the human spirit that combines spectacular images of a foreign land and breathtaking scenes with Giant Pandas. This is a 40-minute film that will run through the end of the year. The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is located in Balboa Park, 2 blocks south of the Zoo on Park Blvd. For showtimes and more information, call 238-1233 or visit www.rhfleet.org.
"Día del Folklor"
Ballet Folklorico Jaliscience, a local dance company in San Diego is hosting its 10th Annual Dance Festival called "Dia del Folklor". We perform traditional dances from 8 different states (Sinaloa, Durango, Tamaulipas, Puebla, Nayarit, Baja California Sur, Jalisco y Colima). We also have the kids group join in with 4 more states (Michoacan, Danza de Viejitos, Aguascalientes and Veracruz) and as special guests we have two more ballet folkloricos from Baja California. We will also have a live Mariachi to join us during Jalisco.
The event will take place June 22 at 6:00 p.m. at Memorial Academy, located at 2850 Logan Avenue, in San Diego. Admission is $7.00.
"The Odd Couple"
The San Diego Black Ensemble Theatre is very proud to present the hilarious, award-winning Neil Simon play, "The Odd Couple." Opening June 22nd and running until July 22nd. Will be performed at the Hiroshi MacDonald Mori Performing Arts Center located at 3010 Juniper Street on the corner of 30th and Juniper. Tickets are $17 and $12 (student, senior and military). Please call the box office at (858) 831-1931 for tickets.
Day in the Park Festival
Everyone is invited to celebrate the diversity of our community with a "Day in the Park" festival on Saturday, June 23, 2001 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Joe Balderrama Park, 709 San Diego Street. Attractions include a magic show, face painting, laser tag, hot dogs and more. Live music will be performed by Tribe of Judah, Mariachi Buena Vista and Friendly Voices of Praise Choir. There will also be a skating demonstration by the Ghetto Skate Team. There will be dance performances by Azteca-Xicano/a and Nana-huatzin-Ballet Folklorico. Activities are FREE of charge and will be fun for the whole family.
Tijuana Fish and Seafood Festival
Fish and seafood lovers from both sides of the border will be the big winners when 20 Tijuana restaurants compete with their best dishes at the 21st Annual Tijuana Fish and Seafood Festival, Saturday, June 23. The public gets to sample the fare, with professional judges naming restaurant winners.
Entertainment will include Hawaiian and Tahitian dancers, marimba musicians and a rock band playing 60s favorites. Admission is free. Food sampling is $12 and includes four tickets for food tickets and four drink tickets. Event is from 1 - 6 PM. See you at Revolución Avenue, between 7th and 6th streets in Tijuana.