March 2, 2001

Calendar of Events...

by Berenice Cisneros

Flamenco Vivo

Antonio Vargas is recognized as one of the world's leading Flamenco dancers and choreographers. He performs and teaches internationally, with works for theater, cinema and television. Flamenco Vivo Productions presents Maestro Antonio Vargas Dance program and performance schedule in San Diego during March and April. A free orientation of this Flamenco dance program will be held on Sunday, March 4th., at 1 PM at the California Ballet School in Kearny Mesa. Reservations are essential. For a complete class schedule, please call (858) 571-5683 or email and a program will be sent to you immediately.

"Latin Twist"

Presented by Southwestern College School of Arts and Communication, "Latin Twist," a contemporary musical with a Latin feel will debut March 1-3 and 7-10 at 8 p.m. at the Mayan Hall Theatre. A superb-club style, modern revue, but with the feel and elegance of the 1940s. It will feature singing and dancing accompanied by Latin-inspired music. Directed and produced by professor William Virchis. Tickets for the performance are $10 general admission, $7 for seniors and students with valid ID. For more information, call William Virchis at 421-6700.

Play on AIDS Awareness

Before It Hits Home, a play by award-winning playwright Cheryl West, an emeritus drama professor at UCSD, will be presented March 1-18 at the Urban Village Theatre, 3795 Fairmont Ave., in the City Heights area of San Diego. The play is being presented in an effort to help fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the African American and Hispanic communities of San Diego.

Before It Hits Home is about an African American jazz musician who is covertly bisexual, but who endangers both himself and others when he contracts HIV and fails to disclose the illness that threatens those close to him. This is not a play about victimization, but rather it is a wakeup call to humanity, specially in the people of color communities. Tickets are $10. For more information call Vanessa Feaster at 692-5549.

The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

The Palomar College Performing Arts Department presents Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, a chilling, suspenseful, heart-pounding masterpiece tells the infamous story of the unjustly exiled barber who returns to Victorial London seeking revenge against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. With performances March 2, 3, 7, 8, 9 & 10 at 8pm; March 4 & 11 at 2pm.; at Howard Brubeck Theater, Palomar College campus 1140 West Mission Road, San Marcos. Tickets may be purchased by calling (760) 744-1150 ext. 2453.

"By Kids For Kids"

The eighth annual Multicul-tural Arts Festival performed "By Kids For Kids" high steps into Carlsbad March 3rd through 10th in a colorful parade of saris, kilts and ceremonial shields. The festival presents dance, music and theater from the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe. And every event is Free! Due to limited seating, reservations are required for groups of ten or more at the Carlsbad Cultural Arts Center and Harding Community Center. For reservations, call (760) 434-2902.

The World of Women

In honor of Women's History Month, the WCA (Women's Caucus for Art) San Diego and Mixed Media Gallery present an exhibition on "The World of Women." This exhibition seeks to educate the general public about the contributions to the arts by women, people of color and people with disabilities. This exhibit will showcase a wide range of artistic abilities and styles, from the conservative to the Avant Garde. Opening Monday, March 5th, and closing Friday, March 30th. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, March 10th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. which will include storytelling, poetry and live music. For more information contact C'Love at 280-0190.

Life and Contributions of Mary Baker Eddy

The highly acclaimed television documentary "Soul of a Woman," which tells the remarkable story of 19th century reformer, Mary Baker Eddy, will be shown on Tuesday, March 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the San Diego Public Library - Central Library. Mary Baker Eddy broke through 19th century society's restrictions on women to become a noted author, healer, teacher and publisher. The screening, held in celebration of National Women's History Month, is free and open to the public.

San Diego Latino Film Festival

Starting with the opening reception Tuesday, March 6th, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m., the festival is honored to pay tribute to actress Elpidia Carrillo. She has starred in such acclaimed films as "La Otra Conquista", "El Salvador", "Mi Familia", among others. The reception includes hors d' oeuvres, free Crown Royal, free Corona Beer, live entertainment provided by Mariachi Nuevo California, and the opportunity to mingle with festival guest actors and film makers, such as Elpidia Carrillo, Marcy Garriott, Mary Guzman, Fontana Butterfield, Conchita Villa, Xavier Salinas, and many more.

In addition to the reception, the San Diego Latino Film Festival will screen nine of the latest and best films from Latin America today. The Opening Night Reception will take place at the DoubleTree Hotel San Diego's Club Max (next door to Mann Hazard Center). Cost to attend is $20 and tickets may be purchased at the door before the reception or in advance at

"See How They Run"

Moonlight Amphitheatre's "Moonlight at the Avo" Winter Season will be presenting the final show of the season with the hilarious, rollicking British farce "See How They Run." This wonderfully apt title of a high-speed comedy will be performed March 8 through 25 at the Avo Playhouse, 303 Main Street. Jumping from one comically complicated crisis to another at break-neck pace, author Philip King uses all the well-proven ingredients for hilarious comedy, but has juggled them with inventiveness and originality to create a completely fresh frolic of a play. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and sundays at 2:00 p.m. Ticket cost is $16.00 with some discounts available and may be purchased by calling VisTix at (760) 724-2110.

Shooting Stars

The Grossmont College Theatre Arts Department will present "Shooting Stars" on March 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 at 8 p.m. and March 10, 17 at 2 p.m. in the Stagehouse Theatre. A brash, fast moving study of a women's basketball team touring small town mid-America in 1962. This is a wonderful comedy built around female banter and a strong strain of truthfulness. Join us and be a part of an exceptional evening. General admission $10. Call 644-7234 to purchase your tickets.

Voces Bilingües/Bilingual Voices

On Friday, March 9 at 6p.m., in commemoration of International Women's Day, Calaca Press, will bring to San Diego three code switching poetic divas; Elba Rosario Sánchez, Olga Angelina García Echeverría and Leticia Hernández-Linares, will present their female empowering bilingual verse that is sure to drive the audience through a roller coaster of emotions. Come join us at Memorial Academy Auditorium, 2850 Logan Ave, San Diego. Free and open to the public.

"Fiddler on The Roof"

The Broadway production that won nine 1965 Tony Awards, the 1965 New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, and had 3,242 performances, making it the longest running Broadway musical of its time. A generation later, Fiddler on The Roof, is the ninth longest running show in Broadway Musical history. Fiddler on The Roof returns with a celebrated new production starring the quintessential Tevye, Theodore Bikel, as the humble milkman who struggles to preserve his family traditions in the face of a changing world. A powerful statement about the evils of prejudice and the importance of maintaining a warm and communal family life in the midst of severe oppression.

Tickets are now on sale for performances at the San Diego Civic Theatre from March 6 - 11. Ticket prices range from $24 - $67 and are available at the Concourse Box office or by calling 570-1100.

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