by Berenice Cisneros
"Spring Into Dance"
The Southwestern College School of Arts and Communication presents the "Spring Into Dance" dance concert, March 29, 30, 31, 8 p.m. in the Mayan Hall Theatre, 900 Otay Lakes Road in Chula Vista. This dynamic and energetic show features students performing different dance styles such as jazz, ballet, modern dance and hip-hop. Admission is $10 for general admission and $7 for seniors and students with valid identification. Tickets may be reserved by calling Silvia Lugo at (619) 421-6700 ext. 5895.
Flying Over Carlsbad
Giant kites will be flying over Carlsbad Saturday, March 31st from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to celebrate National Kite Month. The Kite Depot at 325 Carlsbad Village Drive is sponsoring a professional kite-flying exhibition on the beach. Some of the latest and most unusual kite designs will be demonstrated. Clowns, Rugrats and Dinosaurs will give out balloons. There will also be face painting and refreshments at the Kite Depot during the demonstration.
Jewish Arts Festival
San Diego Repertory Theatre is honored to announce that its annual Jewish arts festival has been renamed The Lipinsky Family San Diego Jewish Arts Festival which officially kicks-off on Saturday, March 31st. The Lipinsky Family Foundation, through a significant endowment gift, will underwrite events and project development for San Diego Repertory Theatre's annual Jewish arts festival over the next five years. It's very important that people learn about their roots, that is why this festival gives young people a chance to know what their heritage is about.
This year, the centerpiece of the Lipinsky Family San Diego Jewish Arts Festival is the World Premiere of Yehuda Hyman's mystical comedy with ecstatic dance, the Mad Dancers, which runs through April 22. For the first time a main-stage REP show is being created specifically for the festival. With this production the REP has fully realized its long stated goal for the Festival, to create, nurture, and develop the next generation of Jewish art. Tickets may be purchased by calling 544-1000 or by visiting our box office in the Lyceum at Horton Plaza.
On March 31, San Diego symphony beckons Italy to Copley Symphony Hall with the latest concert in its innovative Light Bulb Series, Viva Italia! Music by Rossini, Respighi, Puccini and Verdi will be complemented with the art of Michelangelo, Da Vinci, and Rafael. Jung-Ho Pak will host the multimedia concert, featuring performances by tenor Carlo Scibelli, Pacific Came-rata and Dan Ratelle.
Through innovative use of conversation, music, video and guest artists, Pak will explore the culture of the country that brought us La Dolce Vita, the Roman Empire and the Vatican. Pak will also conduct a repertoire that includes Nel cor piu non mi sento, E lucevan le stele from the opera Tosca and themes from the films Cinema Paradiso and The Postman (Il Postino). The Viva Italia! Concert begins at 8 p.m. Single ticket prices range from $15 - $55. Concerts are held at Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B Street. Call 235-0804 to purchase your tickets.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
A troupe of county mental health professionals, many of whom work at Juvenile Hall, will take to the stage in a benefit performance of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" March 31 and April 1 at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, located at 4126 Executive Drive in La Jolla. The acting group includes county psychiatrists, nurses, and mental health professionals who call themselves the TLC Players. Proceeds will partially benefit the Polinsky Children's Center, the county-operated emergency home for abused and abandoned children and teens. Tickets may be purchased by calling (858) 362-1348.
Restaurateur and professional matador Paul Dobson will lead a group to Tijuana for the opening of the 2001 bullfight season on April 1. A luxury motorcoach will depart from in front of Dobson's downtown at 5 PM on Saturday, March 31. The $125 per person price includes one night deluxe accommodations at Hotel Palacio Azteca, located walking distance from the downtown Plaza Hotel Toros bullring. A lavish Mexican dinner buffet at 8:00 PM on Saturday night will be followed by a party with live music and an opportunity to meet some of the following day's matadors. A Sunday morning buffet brunch is included, as well as a ticket to the 3:30 PM bullfight. The motor-coach departs Tijuana for San Diego Sunday at 6:00 PM. To order tickets, call 231-6771.
California Ballet Company will mount its premiere, Sleeping Beauty, March 31 and April 1 at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 340 North Escondido Blvd. It begins with The Prologue, set in the palace of King Florestan XXIV, on the christening day of his daughter, Princess Aurora. Among the guests who have been invited to the celebration are the infant's six fairy godmothers, including the magical Lilac Fairy, except the master of ceremonies has forgotten to invite the fairy Carabosse.
Furious at being left out, places a curse on the infant Aurora, which decrees that on her 16th birthday, the Princess will prick her finger and die. The Lilac Fairy is the last guest to give a gift to the infant princess. Unable to change the curse, she changes it, and rather than die, Princess Aurora and the entire kingdom will fall into a deep sleep until a handsome prince kisses her, and breaks the spell. You can purchase your tickets by calling the California Ballet Box Office at (858) 569-6741. Ticket prices range from $19.50 - $39.00.
Taste of City Heights
During this self guided walking tour, participants will have the fun of visiting many unique, interesting locations and trying their delicious house specialities. If you get tired of walking, make sure to hop on our double decker bus that will be making frequent stops along the route. The Taste of City Heights will take you on an ethnic journey around the world. This taste is unique from all other tastes because it showcases some of San Diego's rich and diverse culinary culture. Taste of City Heights will be presented to you on Sunday, April 1st, 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $9.00 per person, $15.00 with a T-shirt and free for children under seven. For tickets or more information, please call 563-0671.
Jazz Trumpeter Conte Candoli
Performing with SDSU's award winning Jazz Ensemble #1, jazz trumpeter Conte Candoli, April 5 at 7 p.m. in Smith Recital Hall on the SDSU campus. Tickets are $10 general / $6 students. Mr. Candoli began is stellar career at age 16, joining the Woody Herman band and travelling on the road with herman, as well with top name bands such as Stan Kenton, Benny Goodman, and Dizzy Gillespie. He has recorded with business greats such as Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Sammy Davis Jr. and Sarah Vaughan. Call 594-1696 to purchase your tickets.
Mexican Contemporary Dance Festival
The SDSU School of Music and Dance and The San Diego Dance Theatre present a Festival of Mexican Contemporary Dance, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 6 & 7 and 8 at 8 p.m. in the Dance Studio Theatre. Tickets are $10 general admission, $6 students. Each evening a different dance company from Tijuana will present a unique program of their works. These companies have established a successful reputation touring within Mexico and will be presenting their first full length evening performances in San Diego.
On Friday, April 6, Compa-nia Jorge Dominguez performs "Dances to Travel the World." April 7 performances features Grupo de Danza Minerva Tapia, returning for a second time to SDSU. On Sunday, April 8 the Ricardo Peralta Danza Performa showcases "45 Degrees from the Truth." Tickets may be purchased by calling 594-1696.