June 16, 2000


Calendar of Events

by Berenice Cisneros

"Day In The Park"

Day In The Park was a major hit with hundreds of Oceanside families in its inaugural year in 1999. It celebrates the rich diversity of people found in the Oceanside community and brings together a multicultural extravaganza of performers including live bands and dancers from a variety of diverse backgrounds and genres. Its all free and open to the public. It takes place Saturday, June 24th from 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM at Balderrama Park, 709 San Diego Street. There will also be laser tag, an air jumper, a giant caterpillar, a magic show, clowns, hot dogs, cotton candy, skate demonstrations, and a D.J. For more information, call (760) 966-4541 or (760) 757-1931.

 

A Celebration of Civic Excellence

San Diego Dialogue's "A Celebration of Civic Excellence" is a new awards program that recognizes the efforts of individuals in affecting change in the San Diego/Baja California region. The awards will be presented annually in four areas that comprise the Dialogue's main interests: enhancing cross-border relationships, reinforcing K-12 education reform, creating livable communities and displaying outstanding regional public leadership.

Their mission is to promote a renewal of civic discussion, thoughtful research and consensus-building on the region's future. These awards are the logical next step in that process. Nomination forms are available at www.sddialogue.org, or by calling the Dialogue at (858) 534-8638, by faxing (858) 622-4842 or by sending an e-mail to sdddialogue@ucsd.edu. The deadline for nominations is July 1. We want to celebrate individual civic excellence in the expectation that honoring one person's work will spur others.

 

Coppelia

Paz Soriano of the Ballet Conservatory announces the performances of Coppelia on Saturday evening, June 17 at 6:00 PM and Sunday matinee on June 18 at 2:00 PM. Raul Platas, Mexico City is the guest star dancer. Coppelia has long remained one of the jewels of the classical ballet repertoire, as it represents one of the few true comedies of ballet. It also represents the first "feminist" ballet, breaking as it did with the romantic tradition of portraying the female heroin as an other-worldly creature and replacing it with a witty, earthy woman who knows how to get her way with a womanizing fiance. This Ballet Comedy will be held at the Ruth Chapman of Performing Arts at Eastlake High School, 1120 Eastlake Parkway, Chula Vista. Call 476-0452 for tickets.

 

Moon Over Marimba

Magical musical moments made on the marimba by the memorable Carl Mack are promised in the final program of the Spring 2000 Concert Series of the First Unitarian Universalist Church on Saturday, June 17 at 7:30 PM. In this program entitled Moon Over Marimba, this talented and charismatic virtuoso musician from New Orleans will entertain kids of all ages with sophisticated arrangements of popular tunes about the world of nature. He will be joined by a six-member High Hat Ensemble. His program will include a moon medley of such favorites as Moon River, Blue Moon, Moonlight Bay, By the Light of the Silvery Moon, and Shine on Harvest Moon. The Church is located at 4190 Front Street, across from the UCSD Medical Center in Hillcrest. A suggested donation of $8 per person will be accepted at the door.

 

Summer Organ Festival at Balboa Park

The celebrated International Summer Organ Festival begins on June 19 with the world premiere of a work by Lawrence Nash Groupé entitled Menagerie specially commissioned to commemorate the 85th anniversary of the Spreckels Organ. These free outdoor concerts are held on Monday evenings beginning at 7:30 at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park. Concert goes will thrill to the majestic sound of the world's largest outdoor pipe organ accompanying elegant choral works, stunning orchestra music or side-splitting silent movies.

 

Mariachi USA

Tickets are now on sale for the Mariachi USA Festival's first-ever presentation at its new vacation home, the new and luxurious Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California. The new added show is set for Saturday, June 24 at 7:00 PM, when the desert will be filled with the soulful sounds of Mexico. Performing Mariachi Guadalajara de German Gutierrez from Guadalajara, Jalisco, will be joined by San Antonio's premiere mariachi group Mariachi Campanas de America. Orange County's favorite, Mariachi Imperial de Mexico will also be featured.

The Festival will introduce, Mariachi Mujer 2000, a California ensemble. Rounding up the show will be colorful folklorico dancers of Ballet Folklorico Tonantzin and a Festival's signature fireworks finale.

 

Making Connections

Public Television favorites Grover and Arthur the Aardvark will visit with children on a day focused on literacy, and filled with activities and games at the 2000 KPBS Family Day. "Making Connections" is the theme of this year's free event, Sunday, June 25, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the KPBS Copley Telecommunications Center.

Children can participate in fun activities, including making their own TV and radio news reports, creating hands-on craft projects, playing outdoor family games and listening to storytelling in the Literacy Reading Center. Kids and adults also will have an opportunity to learn the basics of surfing the Web in the Family Day Computer Center. There will also be booths offering services to families. For more information, call 594-2565.

 

Black Athena

On Wednesday, June 28 at 6:00, the Malcolm X Branch Library will screen the film Black Athena as part of a two-month long international film series. The film offers an objective introduction to the disputes on multiculturalism, "political correctness" and Afrocentric curricula sweeping college campuses today. Edwina Welch of the Cross Cultural Center at UCSD will moderate a discussion after the film. The Malcolm X Library is located at 5148 Market Street.

 

America the Beautiful

On June 30 and July 1, San Diego Symphony's ever-popular Summer Pops season kicks off with a flag-waving birthday salute to the USA during "America the Beautiful, A Stellar Fourth of July Celebration." Jung-Ho Pak will conduct the programs which feature the talented voices of the San Diego Chorus, Sweet Adeline's International; The San Diego Sun Harbor Chorus; the barbershop quartet, Revival; and Navy Band Southwest. While at the concert, patrons can enjoy a gourmet dinner from Peartrees Catering. Options include a full buffet, a snack bar or Champagne table menu service with elegant boxed dinners. Buffet prices are $13 if ordered in 48 hours in advance or $15 at the concert. Picnic basket check stations and tables will also be set up for those who wish to bring their own food. Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. on Navy Pier, 960 N. Harbor Drive. For more information call 235-0804.

 

Ragtime

Tickets for the Tony Award-winning musical Ragtime go on sale Monday, June 26 at the Concourse Box Office, 202 C Street, downtown San Diego. Ragtime is the story of three families at the turn of the century. It covers the social spectrum: upper-middle class Caucasian; Jewish immigrant and a family from Harlem. Their personal lives become intertwined with one another and with real life historical characters including Henry Ford, Harry Houdini, J.P. Morgan and Booker T. Washington.

Performances begin August 15 through August 20 at the San Diego Civic Theatre, Third Avenue and B Street. Ticket prices range from $24 - $60. To purchase your tickets call (619) 220 TIXS.

 

Romero

Nacido en Buenos Aires, Argentina, Romero ha estado rodeado por la música de su familia desde sus primeros años. Cuando en 1986 se mudó a New York, desarrolló una distinguida carrera international, habiendo tocado con excelentes artistas incluyendo a Paco de Lucia, Herbie Hancock y John Mclaughlin. Romero es tal vez más conocido por haber compartido el escenario con el legendario, Al Di Meola, para quien ha producido recientemente una grabación para la discográfica Telarc.

El disco de Romero Live at Trinity Church incluye cinco de sus composiciones asi como también su hermosa version del apasionado clásico para Guitarra Española, "Romance". El Arte de Romero como compositor y arreglista asi como su coraje, mas allá de su estilo profundo y emotivo, se hacen evidentes en "Vai", hermosamente orquestado. El CD fue grabado en vivo en La Iglesia Trinity (Trinity Church), uno de los puntos históricos de la ciudad de Nueva York en Wall Street. En esta grabación se capturó el ambiente de una noche encantadora, asi como también la espectacular puesta en escena acústica.

 

Música, cámara, acción...!

La Sinfónica Juvenil de Tijuana invita a su concierto Música, cámara, acción...!, espectáculo interdisciplinario que combina en el escenario música, teatro, danza y cine, en donde niños y jóvenes artistas locales serán los interpretes en este programa tan especial, que se llevará a cabo en el Teatro del Seguro Social, los días sábado 24 de junio a las 5:00 y 7:00 y domingo a las 12:00 del día.

Sergio Ramírez Cárdenas, Ignacio Flores de la Lama y Minerva Tapia, son reconocidos artistas y promotores culturales de nuestra ciudad y dirigirán a los estudiantes de la Sinfónica Juvenil de Tijuana, Centro de Artes Escénicas del Noroeste y Escuela de Danza Gloria Campobello, respectivamente. No te pierdas la novena temporada de la Sinfónica Juvenil de Tijuana y disfruta con nosotros del gusto por el arte en sus diversas manifestaciones, asistiendo al concierto. Cooperación $40.00 m.n. Para mayor información comunicarse a la Coordinación de la SJT, al 011526-630-82-34.

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