March 14, 2003

Calendar of Events.....

By Berenice Cisneros

“Beehive”

The 60’s Musical “Beehive” will mark its 350th performance this month at The Theatre in Old Town. Beehive is the dynamic musical revue celebrating the sights, sounds and spirit of the 1960’s through the decade’s legendary women of rock ‘n roll… everyone from The Supremes to Connie Francis, Lesley Gore to Janis Joplin, Dusty Springfield to Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin and many more. Currently running Thursdays and Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 5 & 8pm and Sundays at 3 & 7pm. Tickets may be purchased at The Theatre in Old Town box office at 5050 Twiggs St., or by calling 619-688-2494.

“Mujeres En El Arte”

Eight exciting women artists from all over the world are featured in a unique exhibition “Mujeres en el Arte” at the Casa de la Cultura in Tijuana, Mexico. Featuring paintings and sculptures by Susan Schmidt (USA); Ella Flesh Canada); Vinca (France); Ana Rosmaninho (Portugal); Mariza Sánchez, Mely Barragán, Carolina Castañeda, and Pilar Aceves (Mexico). Entrance to the exhibition is free. For more information please contact Galerie D’Art International, (858) 793-0316.

St. Patrick’s Pops

March 14, 15 and 16 is the luckiest and greatest weekend of the month will be a Celtic celebration at Copley Symphony Hall. San Diego Symphony, affectionately known this time of the year as the St. Patrick’s Pops. Featuring a variety of guest musicians and dancers complete with their original instruments, authentic dress and traditional songs. Resident conductor Matthew Garbutt will set the mood for an enchanting journey back to the Emerald Isle.

Eric Rigler, one of the Celtic music’s most sought-after recording session artists will add the timeless, haunting sounds of the uilleann pipes to the St. Patrick’s program. He will also perform selected movie pieces plus other stirring compositions with the orchestra. To purchase your tickets call the Symphony’s ticket office at 619-235-0804 or stop by the office at Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B Street, downtown.

Cocks Have Claws and Wings to Fly

SDSU Department of Theatre is proud to present “Cocks Have Claws and Wings to Fly” by the up and coming Latina playwright, Amparo Garcia. Loose yourself and joy this comedy in this insanity of this serio-comedy. Latino traditions are challenged as Mama, an avid soldier in the Army of the Virgin, turns up pregnant and plans to wed shell-shocked Uncle Santiago. Her homosexual son Pedro, who has yet to come out to his mama and explain that he is living with his lover Alfredo, and is also expecting a child. Performances are March 14, 15, 19, 20, 21 at 8pm; March 16, 23 at 2pm. For ticket information call (619) 594-6884.

Fiesta Dos Aguilas

The third annual Fiesta Dos Aguilas takes wings on Saturday, March 15 at the San Diego Natural History Museum in Balboa Park. This vibrant fundraising event will honor the work of Ana Raquel and José Galicot of Baja California and Gelin and Norman Roberts, DVM, of La Jolla, on behalf of the Natural History Museum and many environmental and conservation projects and concerns in both San Diego county and the peninsula of Baja California.

This fiesta will have wonderful gourmet tasting stations and fine Mexican wines as well as live music, cocktails and a margarita bar. Many top restaurants, caterers and wineries from San Diego and Baja California will host the tasting placed throughout the Museum. Tickets are $135 and $250 per person. Proceeds will benefit the binational educational program at the San Diego Natural History Museum.

Concert in Chula Vista

The Adult Cultural program of the City of Chula Vista will present a concert by the band “Blurring the Edges” on March 19. This free program will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Civic Center Branch Library Auditorium, located at 365 F St. in Chula Vista. For more information call 691-5286.

Chinese Take Out

The San Diego Guild of Puppetry proudly presents Perry Alley Puppets in Chinese Take Out. Our host takes our form of several vignettes. We end our meal with a wheel of fortune cookie. A brilliant conceptional piece, unique and fully developed. The pieces range from whimsical to bawdy. To have a show that varies with what the audience chooses as “take out” is really ingenious as a new take on the puppetry art form. The set, a Chinese take out box, is a marvel.

Shows are at the Sushi Theater located at 328 11th Ave., San Diego. Sunday, March 16 @ 8pm. General admission is $15.00.

Cookin’ at The Cookery

Join us as the Lyceum becomes a blues club and share the unforgettable true story of a heroic woman who clawed her way to the top to become a star of Broadway, the Casino de Paris and the London Palladium: The Music and Times of Alberta Hunter. Opening March 21 through April 20. Tickets range from $23 - $40 and may be purchased by calling 544-1000 or online www.sandiegorep.com. Lyceum Stage Theatre is located at 79 Horton Plaza, in San Diego.

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