by Berenice Cisneros
Spin, shimmer and flash, a world of mind-boggling science is waiting for you at Explora-Zone 3, which opened June 15th at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. More than thirty innovative, hands-on exhibits designed to combine fun and excitement with science, math and technology compose the newest ExploraZone Exhibition. The platforms of discovery are wind, weather and turbulence; mathematics and motion, and illusion. Admission to the Exhibit Galleries is $6.75 for adults (13+), $6.00 for seniors (65+) and $5.50 for juniors (3-12). For more information, call 238-1233 or visit www.rhfleet.org.
Summer Reading Program
The Malcolm X Library is presenting its annual Summer Reading Program from June 15 to August 12. In the hopes to target children and young adults in southeastern San Diego and promote literacy through a creative and engaging process that reflects the area’s vibrant and culturally diverse community.
Each child is required to read a minimum of ten books. Children who cannot read are read to aloud by relatives, teachers or friends. The Library is located at 5148 Market Street. Library programs are free and open to the public.
Fiddler on the Roof
Christian Community Theater will present Fiddler on the Roof at the Mt. Helix Amphitheater in La Mesa, from June 20 through July 6. All performances begin at 8:00 p.m. and tickets are available by calling 619-588-0206 or 800-696-1929.
Set in Russia this classic musical deals with the efforts of Tevye, a Jewish dairyman, his wife Golde and their five daughters as they try to cope with their harsh existence and their struggles with conflict of tradition and changing times.
Plein Air Exhibition
At Santa Ysabel Art Gallery, June 22 through August 18, will be Plein Air 7: The Seventh Annual Plein Air Exhibition, which will feature thirteen Santa Ysabel Gallery artists, all professionals who paint plein air landscapes for their own enjoyment, (plein air means painted from life, in this case outdoors). Everyone is invited and admission is free. Gallery is located at 30352 Highway 78 at Highway 79 in Santa Ysabel, 7 miles from Julian. For more information call 760-765-1676.
Saturday, June 22, Dot-to-Dot will host their quarterly bi-national multi-media art event at their Headquarters in Playas de Rosarito, Baja California Mexico. Artists from both sides of the border will come together to share their works, ideas and cultures and all guests are invited to bring something to share. The sharing begins at noon and runs until midnight. For more information please see our website www.dottodott.org.
Loma Verde Pool
A grand opening will be held June 22 to celebrate the $1.2 million remodeling project recently completed at Loma Verde Pool. Festivities include live demonstrations by the Chula Vista Dive Team, synchronized swimming, and lifeguarding rescues. Other activities include relays with prizes, greased watermelon, watermelon eating contest, pictures in guard chair, Polynesian dancers, a D.J., refreshments and a raffle. The project includes new deck and plastered surfaces, tile, lighting and removing an island that increased the size from 430,000 to 500,000 gallons.
The pool is located at 1420 Loma Lane, Chula Vista.
Four Theatre Favorites
Starlight Musical Theatre in Balboa Park announces its upcoming summer season with four favorites: 1776; Annie; My One and Only, and Jekyll & Hyde. All shows have a curtain call of 8:00 p.m. with doors opening at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices range from $14.50 to $41.50.
1776, runs June 27 through July 7 - In this historically beloved favorite John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin fight, argue, and compromise with their Continental Congress colleagues to bring about the ratification of the Declaration of Independence.
Annie, runs July 18 through July 28 - the 11 year old orphan who longs for her parents to rescue her from the Municipal Orphanage and its mean spirited matron.
My One and Only, runs August 15 though August 25th - a romantic tale of Captain Billy Buck Chandler who is determined to be the first man in history to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
Jekyll & Hyde, runs September 12 through September 22nd - a tale of romance and the epic battle between good and evil.
Mercado del Sol
A cornucopia of color, taste and sound will wow the senses at the Bazaar del Mundo’s first annual Mercado del Sol. The always vibrant Bazaar will be replete with collector-quality crafts and artwork, unique custom furniture and color-splashed wearable art and fabrics June 28-30, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 - 5 p.m. on Sunday. Food, fashion and crafts demonstrations by skilled artists, craftsmen and culinarians will be held throughout the day. Bazaar del Mundo is located in the heart of Old town San Diego State Historic Park at 2754 Calhoun St., San Diego. For more information call (619) 296-3161.
Summer Pops at Navy Pier
The San Diego Symphony is proud to announce programming and artists for the 2002 Summer Pops at Navy Pier. The season features a 10 week, 20 concert series that will begin June 28 with an evening of Gershwin and will end August 31 with the 1812 Spectacular. Every concert will feature fireworks by Fireworks America. The Symphony will perform A Salute to America - A 4th of July Celebration. The concert will feature the Third Marine Aircraft Wing Band, the Sweet Adelines Chorus and the Sun Harbor Chorus with the Symphony.
On July 14th, the Classical Mystery Tour, featuring original members of Beatlemania, comes to Navy Pier for one night only. On August 18, the Symphony will be joined by soulful R&B legend Isaac Hayes for an evening sure to stoke the fires at Navy Pier.
During this season’s Pops, San Diego Symphony will offer a variety of dining options, from burgers to gourmet fare. Patrons may also bring their own food. Vendors will also offer patrons coffee, pastries, snacks and beverages.
All performances will be held on Navy Pier located at 960 N. Harbor Drive, just south of Broadway. Concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m. Navy Pier gates will open at 6 p.m. Parking is located on Broadway near Harbor at the All Right parking lot, the B-Street Pier/Cruise Ship Terminal located on Harbor Drive near B Street, and at Ace parking located on Broadway near Pacific. For more information call the Symphony Ticket Office at 235-0804.