By Berenice Cisneros
Celebrating Life and Works of an Activist
The WorldBeat Center in Balboa Park welcomes everyone to an evening of poetry, politics and film to celebrate the life and works of activist, poet, teacher and feminist Audre Lorde. Saturday, March 28, 6-9PM. Event is free but donations are accepted. For more information call (619) 230-1190.
Mexican Imagery on Paper
Back from Tomboctou Gallery and Imports will present “Mexican Imagery on Paper.” This is an exhibit showcasing original Volantes or broadsheets, Mexican Cinema lobby cards and old Cinema movie posters.
Volantes are printed song-sheets or corridos themes such as romance, the Revolution of 1910-1920, or political figures. Broadsheets date back to the earliest days of the printing press in western culture.
Lobby cards were movie advertisements made for feature film. They are a rare and fascinating glimpse into the Golden Era for Mexican Cinema. These items have become highly collectible artworks, and will be on exhibit Back from Tomboctou from April 1 to May 1. (619) 282-8708, 3564 Adams Ave., San Diego.
Annual Zuni Fetish Show
Renowned Indian Trader Donald Sharp will return to the San Diego Museum of Man with an array of Zuni Fetishes 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 4 and from 10am to 2pm on Sunday, April 5.
Exquisitely carved objects representing animals or other beings. Zuni fetishes are prized by collectors around the world and revered by Native American Indians and others for their beauty and power. The San Diego Museum of Man will pay tribute to the age-old practice of Zuni fetish carving with this annual Show and Sale. The event is free with Museum admission. For further information call 239-2001 or visit the website at www.museumof man.org.
Easter Lily Display
From Friday, April 4 through Wednesday, April 23, nearly 300 Easter Lilies will be on display in Balboa Park’s Botanical Building. In addition to this popular display, the Botanical Building, one of the world’s largest wood lath structures, contains over 2,100 permanent tropical plants, a carnivorous plant bog, and a ‘touch and smell’ garden. The event is free and open to the pubic.
Festival at Southwestern College
After writing, acting and producing, seven Southwestern College students are ready to present excerpts from their one-act plays and video productions to the general public. They will showcase their work at the first annual Performance Festival of New Student Works taking place at Mayan Hall March 27-29 @ 7pm. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $7 for students and seniors. To purchase your tickets or for more information call (619) 482-6367.
“The Abduction from the Seraglio”
Cuban born bass Gustavo Halley will sing the role of Osmin in Lyric Opera San Diego’s production of the classic Mozart comedy “The Abduction from the Seraglio,” opening March 28 with performances on March 29 and 30, and April 4, 5 and 6.
This is the first Mozart opera to ever be performed by Lyric Opera San Diego, and marks the beginning of the com-pany’s 2003 season, which continues with “Together Again for the Very First Time” (June), “The Pirates of Pen-zance” (September), and concludes with “The Melody Lingers On” (November).
All Lyric Opera performances take place at the historic Casa del Prado Theater in Balboa Park. Single ticket prices are $17 to $27 with significant discounts for season subscriptions. You may purchase your tickets by calling the Lyric Opera Box Office at (619) 239-8836.
The Museum of Making Music is hosting each Saturday Tours@Two until the end of November. These events are guided tours that specifically highlight the history of the guitar as well as the exclusive artifacts on display during this year’s series. It will feature prominent musicians and innovators who will accompany the tour guide and give insightful perspectives to gallery-goers and at the same time give visitors a chance to interact with professional performers in an intimate setting.
On March 29 at 2PM, join guitarist Dan Papaila on a special tour through the museum. General admission is $5, students and seniors $3. Please call (760) 438-5996 for more information, or visit our web site at www.museumofmakingmusic.org.
Deporting the Divas
Premiering March 29 through May 10 at Diversionary Theatre, “Deporting the Divas.” These divas are grand, fabulous and illegal. This is a satirical comedy about illegal aliens passing as citizens, men passing as women, gay passing as straight, Anglos passing as Latinos and even playwrights passing for characters. Diversionary Theatre is located at 4545 Park Blvd. in San Diego. You may purchase your tickets by calling (619) 220-0097.
Mid-City Friendship Games
The first annual Mid-City Friendship Games to be held on March 29 at Hoover High School is a series of indoor basketball tournaments and a great deal of community and family fun activities, guest celebrities, city officials and sports personalities and scouts.
The event will include a community information area, a Hoover History display, community information booths, and vendor market place and food court area.
A number of raffles and prizes will cap off the day between the division champion ceremonies. Come and support community school groups to raise money for their activities. To sign up teams and find about various sponsorship opportunities contact Ken McDill at email@example.com or call Gretchen Mitchell at 283-6281 X 266.
Do the Tango and Get Arrested
The tango reigns as one of the most sensual dances of all times. On Saturday, March 29, tango gains a new respectability when it high-steps its way onto the stage at Copley Symphony Hall. The San Diego Symphony will present Do the Tango and Get Arrested! Complete with orchestra, tango dancers and soloists. Audience members will even have the chance to dance the tango with local instructors available in the lobby during the third act. The conductor will invite the audience to either continue to watch and listen to the concert, or alternatively, to go to the lobbies where the concert hall’s doors will be open and the orchestra’s music will be played over the speaker system and where the professional tango instructors will be giving tango lessons. So bring your dancing shoes to this one. Performance is at 8pm. Call 235-0804 to purchase your tickets.
Concert at Grossmont Jazz
A music scholarship fund-raiser concert featuring the jazz music faculty of Grossmont College’s Music Department acclaimed jazz music program will be held at the Grossmont College Recital Hall (Room 220) on Sunday, March 30th at 7pm on the campus of Grossmont College in El Cajon. General admission tickets for the performance are $15. Tickets will be available at the door. For more information call 644-7254.