June 30, 2000
by Berenice Cisneros
Featuring some of today's hottest Latino movie actors including, Cheech Marin, Seidy Lopez, Liz Torres, Lupe Onti-veros, and Evelina Fernandez. Luminarias was released on theatres throughout California on May 5th and due to it's overwhelming success will be making it's release in San Diego's CinemaStar Luxury Theatres, located at 320 3rd Avenue in Chula Vista, opening June 30th. Martha Dubois captures audiences as the sexy and lovable Sophia. In "Luminarias" she finds herself going against everyone of her own self-made rules, as she begins dating a Spanish-speaking waiter from the group's favorite watering hole.
Westwind Brass Concert
Please bring your picnic and join Westwind Brass for a free outdoor concert on Sunday, July 2 at 1:00pm at the St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church. Westwind Brass will be performing selections from their new "Americana" CD that will be released in September. The church is located at 6556 Park Ridge Blvd., San Diego, CA 92120. For more information, call 619-460-6442.
A ground-breaking exhibition revealing the bone-chilling instruments of death, torture and terror used during the Middle Ages will appear in the US for the first time when the San Diego Museum of Man unveils "Inquisition: Torture and Intolerance," opening to the public Sunday, July 2 and continuing through Thursday, November 30. Admission to this exhibit is $8 for adults, $7 for visitors 65 and older and $5 for those 6 to 17 years old.
The collection features dozens of macabre devices gathered from throughout Europe, manu of them extremely rare, all primarily used from the 1400s up to the early 1800s during the Inquisition, the Roman Catholic Church's infamous campaign of terror against Protestants, Jews, heretics, dissenters and anyone else out of ecclesiastical favor. Among the most gruesome artifacts showcased are the infamous Iron Maiden, an iron shell fitted with spikes; a guillotine; chain flails; stocks, where the victim has his or her hands and feet locked into holes and bracket irons; spiked interrogation chairs; a knee-splitter; a ball and chain; the rack, a stretching device, branding irons; hanging cages; an executioner's axe; starvation masks; thumbscrews and spiked collars. The San Diego Museum of Man is located at 1350 El Prado in Balboa Park.
Dipper Roller Coaster
The Historic Giant Dipper originally opened on July 4th 1925, as part of the Mission Beach Amusement Center. On July 4th, the Giant Dipper Roller Coaster will celebrate its 75th Anniversary. In celebration, the San Diego Coaster Company is offering all San Diego residents and visitors 75 cent rides all day Tuesday, July 4. Included in festivities, a Dixieland Band will be performing and Uncle Sam will be giving out free balloons to the kids. The Giant Dipper and other rides will open at 10:00 a.m. For additional information, you may access our website at www.giantdipper.com.
Black Skin, White Mask
On Wednesday, July 5 at 6:00pm, the Malcolm X Library located at 5148 Market Street, will screen the film Franz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask. It explores for the first time on film the pre-eminent theorist of the anti-colonial movements of this century. Fanon's major works were studies of the psychological impact of racism on both colonized and colonizer.
July 4th at Old Town
Step back in time and experience San Diego's 1800's 4th of July Celebration in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Come enjoy the hay rides, pony rides, old-fashioned games - sack races, watermelon seed spitting, cow chip throwing, egg toss contests, cake walk, pie eating contest, and Historic House Hunt. The festivities begin with the music of the 35 member City Guard Band and the rising of the historic 28 star flag at 12:00 p.m. A parade around the plaza takes place at 12:30 p.m. On-going entertainment will be on the stage from 11:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. If you like further information, call 293-0117.
"A Second Wind"
Music of the 30's, 40's, 50's including bossa novas and original pieces will be performed by "A Second Wind" at the Escondido Public Library's First Thursday Concert on July 6 at 7 PM in the Library's Turrentine Room, located at 239 South Kalmia Street.
Vocalist Lisa Hightower-Kibbe and guitarist Micky Maga bring together years of experience both on the road and in the studio. This concert is free and open to the public. For information, call (760) 839-4329.
4th of July at Legoland
The Fourth of July celebration at Legoland will be a star-spangled, red, white and blue 12-hour kid power extravaganza of building, fireworks, color, music and dance. Immediately after opening gates at 9 a.m., guests can help build a huge American flag out of 7,200 red, white and blue DUPLO bricks. The completed flag will be 8 1/2 fleet long and 4 1/2 feet tall. Each time the flag is finished, it will be dismantled so the building fun can start all over again.
At 5, 6, 7 and 8 p.m., the evening show, "ColorJam" begins with MiniJams staged in four different blocks of the Park - The Blue Jam in the Imagination Zone, the Yellow Jam on Castle Hill, the Red Jam in Miniland and the Green Jam in Village Green. At dusk, all guests will be urged to make their way to Fun Town for the big ColorJam Dance Party. Banks of brilliantly hued lights, high-energy music, streamers and dancing in the streets will transform Fun Town into an exciting celebration of colors, sound and movement. For more information, check out the Park website at www.legoland.com. Or call the information line at (760) 918-LEGO.