March 22, 2002

Calendar of Events . . .

by Berenice Cisneros

City Ballet's Enigma

City Ballet performs its annual concert of non-traditional ballet works by Elizabeth Wistrich. Three performances will be presented March 22 - 24 at the Garfield Theatre at the Lawrence Family JCC, 4126 Executive Dr. in La Jolla. `Enigma,' this exciting multimedia work uses new-age music while images of galloping horses, seaside romps and reflected images of the dancers in motion are projected on large screens suspended high above the performers. Ticket prices are $25 and $20 with $2 discount for students, seniors and military. To purchase your tickets call (858) 272-8663.

Santa Fe Market Celebration

The 15th annual Santa Fe Market, a free public celebration of colorful arts, crafts and cultures of Native Americans and the American Southwest, returns to Bazaar del Mundo in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park Friday-Sunday, March 22-24.

Navajo, Cherokee, Hopi, Pima, Isleta Pueblo and Santo Domingo Pueblo tribe members, along with other noted Southwestern artists will appear, demonstrating and presenting their wares in the decorated Bazaar del Mundo courtyard. Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Art lovers will enjoy rare and inspiring artifact replicas, stunning collections of multistone inlaid jewelry, sand paintings, hand-painted furniture, new lines of "wear-able art" clothing and accessories, fetishes, storytellers, pottery, Pendelton blankets, woven pillows, and more.

"Peter and the Wolf"

On March 24, San Diego Symphony invites children and parents from the community to experience the children's classic, "Peter and the Wolf." This is a masterpiece of music written specifically for children. While providing an entertaining way of introducing orchestral instruments, the story is about the adventure of growing up.

The story begins as Peter is visiting his grandfather, a cranky man who lives in a cottage in the country. He warns Peter not to go outside the garden gate, as there may be a wolf in a nearby forest. Peter is not afraid and cannot resist, One day, the wolf comes and catches the duck, swallowing her whole. Peter is determined to catch the wolf. He climbs a tree and devises a trap and after succeeding he takes the wolf to the Zoo. Tickets range from $10 - $30. Concerts will be held at Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B Street, downtown. To purchase your tickets call 235-0804.

Bobby Shew to Perform

Noted jazz trumpeter Bobby Shew will be featured guest artists performing at SDSU, Thursday, March 28 at 7 p.m. in Smith Recital Hall on the SDSU campus. Tickets are $10 general, $6 students and may be purchased by calling 619-594-1696.

Most Famous Comic Opera

H.M.S. Pinafore, one of the most famous and most popular comic operas, will open San Diego Comic Opera's 23rd Season on March 29 @ 8 p.m. at the Casa del Prado Theatre in Balboa Park, playing for seven performances. Navigate the high seas of love, laughter and lunacy in the classical, nautical caper about love outside one's social class.

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