March 15, 2002

Calendar of Events . . .

by Berenice Cisneros

Feria de La Salud

Si usted sufre de stress, depresión, alergias, migrañas, alta o baja presión, corazón, varices, sobrepeso, anorexia, bulimia, bajo peso, diabetes, riñones, higado, páncreas, cáncer, drogadicción, alco-holismo, problemas de la piel, etc. acuda el domingo 17 de marzo, de 10:00 a.m. a 5:00 p.m. al Club de Leones, 547 4th Avenue, Chula Vista. Para más información llame al 316-0414 ó 723-3064. Unico día, esperamos nos acompañe a La Feria de La Salud.

Judith Hand to Speak

In honor of Women's History Month, both the Civic Center Library and the Mission Branch will present Judith Hand, a North County author and also a biologist, to talk about her recent historic novel, Voice of the Goddess, a story of devotion, betrayal, pride, grandeur and the enduring power of love. March 12 @ 6:30, Community Rooms, Civic Center Library; March 12 @ 10 a.m., Mission Branch Library.

Blood Brothers

The Grossmont College Theatre Arts Department presents Blood Brothers, March 14-16, & 19-23 @ 8PM and March 16, 23 @ 2PM in the Stage-house Theatre. This stirring rags to riches story tells the woeful take of twin brothers, separated at birth, living streets apart, only to become good friends and to fall in love with the same girl. All tickets are $10 each. Free parking in Lot #1. For more information, call (619) 644-7234.

The House of Bernarda Alba

Don Powell Theatre, SDSU proudly presents the critically acclaimed The House of Bernarda Alba by Federico Garcia Lorca. A tyrannical mother who, obsessed with family honor, attempts to dominate and control her five unmarried daughters. In this repressed environment, Lorca creates an explosion of hatred, jealousy, dispair, and passion. The greatest of modern Spanish tragedies. Performances in English begin on March 15 and run through March 24. Performances in Spanish are on March 16 and 22 at 8 p.m. and on March 23 at 2 p.m. To purchase your tickets $9 - $13 call (619) 594-6884.

Shamanism is Alive

Shamanism is alive and well in Mexico and Guatemala, according to Douglas Sharon, Ph.D, executive director of the San Diego Museum of Man. Accompanied by a panel of international scholars will examine the rituals and practices of contemporary shamanism at the San Diego Museum of Man's 11th biennial Latin American Symposium, Saturday, March 16.

The symposium will examine the archaeological and ethno-historic evidence for pre-Hispanic shamanism in Mexico and Guatemala and the insight it provides into the cosmological concepts that underlie the rituals and power objects of contemporary shamans. The day-long program will begin at 8:30 in the museum's Gill Auditorium and conclude at 5 p.m. Registration fee is $65 for non-members. For more information, call (619) 239-2001.

Spring Harvest Gift and Food Festival

With more than 200 artisans and craftspeople, the country's largest touring crafts, food and entertainment marketplace serves up another helping of fabulous shopping, creativity and fun at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, I-5 Via de la Valle, Del Mar, Friday-Sunday March 15-17. The Taste of Harvest features local chef demonstrations and gourmet food samplings. Festive dressed exhibitors offer a virtual buffet of gift and home décor ideas - for Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, graduation, weddings and anniversaries and even early Christmas shoppers. One ticket good for all three days. $7 general admission; $6 for seniors citizens, 62 and older; $4 for children 6-12; Free for children 5 and under.


One of the giants of twentieth-century dance, Igor Mois-eyev has created a company that remains the greatest of all folk groups. His dancers have a rigorous classical ballet training that, when combined with Moiseyev's unerring theatrical imagination, has created unmatched excitement on the troupe's nine previous American tours. Moiseyev Dance Company showcases many of the classics from its vast repertoire along with several recent works that continue to win acclaim around the world. March 12-17 at the San Diego Civic Theatre, 3rd and B Street, downtown San Diego. Tickets are $24—$65 and may be purchased by calling (619) 570-1100.

"The Caretaker"

In the vanguard of the vest pocket venue movement is Renaissance Theatre Company's production of Harold Pinter's comedy-drama The Caretaker, which was a smash hit last year on Broadway and in London. In the play an old, homeless tramp is brought to a dingy London flat owned by two brothers. He tries to establish a place for himself by playing the two brothers against each other. The results are simultaneously hilarious, touching and frightening with the eerie sense of danger that pervades Pinter's plays. Renaissance Theatre's producer, George Flint has moved his operation from the Lyceum to the smaller 6th @ Penn. The Caretaker will open on March 16th for a four week run. Tickets are available at the Box office by calling 619-688-9210 also through

shamRock 2002

The jig is up, and it's time once again for the greenest party of them all, the 6th annual Miller Lite & Guinness shamROCK. On St. Patrick's Day, Sunday, March 17 from 2 PM to 11:30 PM over 30,000 square feet of green Astroturf will line the streets, transforming the Gas-lamp Quarter into the rolling green hills of Ireland. You will find all of the goodies expected at the end of a rainbow, including live entertainment delectable Irish fayre provided by The Field, as well as festive lime colored libations, including fantastic cocktails by Bacardi and green beer, and the all time Irish favorite, Guinness. All you lads and lasses keep your eyes peeled because you never know, you could be the one to spot a leprechaun peeking out from under a four leaf clover to see what all the excitement is about.

Jazz at The Neurosciences Institute

The Athenaeum is particularly pleased to announce the Spring 2002 Jazz at the Neurosciences Institute series, which, for the first time consists of four concerts, in March and April. Subscriptions for the series of four concerts are $88 with individual concerts $24. Reservations can be made by calling at (858) 454-5872.

March 20 at 8 p.m. Marilyn Crispell/Gary Peacock/Paul Motian Trio

March 26 at 8 p.m. Geri Allen Trio

April 1 at 8 p.m. Ray Brown Trip with Guest Artist Holly Hofmann

April 24 (check for time) Lee Konitz Quartet

Chicano Poet

MiraCosta College will host internationally known chicano poet and author Francisco Alarcón in three upcoming presentations:

* a children's poetry reading March 20, 7:30 p.m. at Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad.

* a presentation titled "A Chicano Poet in Search of His Meso-American Roots," March 21, 1 p.m. at the MiraCosta College Theatre, One Barnard Drive, Oceanside.

* and a poetry reading titled "From the Bellybutton of the Moon," March 21, 7:30 p.m. also at the MiraCosta College Theatre.

Admission to all three events is free.

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