May 23, 2003

Calendar of Events....

By Maria Delgado

MAY 30 "HARP CONCERT FOR PEACE"

A "Harp Concert for Peace" will be held on Friday, May 30th, at 7:30 p.m., featuring Melissa Morgan, Irish and pedal harps; Miguel Lopez, Latin harp; Reiko Obata, Japanese koto; and special guest jazz saxophonist Hollis Gentry. The concert hosted by the San Diego Coalition for Peace & Justice will be held at the Salvation Army Kroc Community Center Performing Arts Theatre, 6845 University Avenue. Tickets are $10 general and $5 for students and children and may be purchased in advance or at the door.

The concert proceeds benefit the San Diego Coalition for Peace & Justice, a non-profit organization made up of a broad range of groups and individuals in San Diego.

Smooth Jazz 98.1 Transforma el Gaslamp para el Jazz Festival!

San Diego empezará el “Memorial Day”, fin de semana, con el vigésimo octavo Aniversario de Smooth Jazz 98.1’s Jazz Festival. Las calles del Histórico Gaslamp se transformarán en el sitio del festival de Jazz más grande en San Diego.

Este año la fiesta promete ser uno de los eventos más grandes de jazz en California. Además de la escena principal (Calle 5 & K) y la Segunda escena (Calle 4 & Island) 25 artistas más aparecerán en restaurants, barras, discotecas y hoteles tal como Sevilla, el Latin Room, Aubergine, Chive, Hard Rock Café, solo para nombrar unos pocos.

Con una atracción esperada de más de 12,000 entusiastas de jazz una porción de las ganancias irá también al Gaslamp Quarter Historic Foundation.

Los boletos en la puerta principal por solo $35.

Resplandor: Luces Vivientes explora la sorprendente vida que ilumina la oscuridad

Una nueva exhibición itinerante, Resplandor: Luces Vivientes, hará su debut el 24 de mayo del 2003 en el Museo de Historia Natural de San Diego antes de partir a una gira que durará 5 años, por 30 ciudades de los Estados Unidos. Resplandor: Luces Vivientes es la primera exhibición de museo que explora el fenómeno de la bioluminiscencia – la habilidad que tiene un organismo de producir su propia luz. ¿Qué motiva a ciertos animales a resplandecer? ¿Cómo lo hacen? Esas y muchas otras preguntas se contestarán en lo que promete ser una de las exhibiciones itinerantes de ciencias más innovativas que jamás se hayan desarrollado.

Resplandor: Luces Vivientes, se abre al público en general el 24 de mayo del 2003 y continua durante todo el verano, hasta el 7 de septiembre. Para mayor información favor de llamar al (619) 232-3821 o al sitio electrónico del Museo: www.sdnhm.org. o de la exhibición www.glowexhibit.com.

Reflections IV

An eclectic gathering of artists, friends, business leaders and local personalities join together in celebrating the extraordinary achievements of artists with disabilities of all ages. An opening reception and art auction will be held on the evening of Friday, May 23, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Balboa Park Club, 2150 W. Pan American road, San Diego. Hosted by KYXY radio personality, Sam Bass, the event will be a catered reception and awards ceremony for artists, VIP ticket holders, and guests.

Featured artist include international renowned painters, Geer Morton and Michael Condon along with local favorites, Raymond Zambo, Lynda Hamilton and PVA’s own P.L. “Moki” Martin.

Admission is free. For more information please contact Cal-Diego PVA at 858-450-1443.

Grand Opening of Nature Center’s New Eagle Mesa Exhibit

Two golden eagles--the only ones on exhibit in San Diego County--are the center of attention at the new Eagle Mesa exhibit at the Chula Vista Nature Center. The grand opening ceremony for the exhibit with its 1,200 square-foot aviary was held May 21.

“These regal birds are a wonderful addition to the Nature Center,” said Director Dan Beintema. “For the first time in our region, visitors have the opportunity to see these majestic birds up-close. Unfortunately because of injuries, they cannot be released back into the wild.”

To visit the Nature Center during its regular hours, part in the lot just west of the E Street exit of I-5 and take the free shuttle to the center. Vehicle access to the site is restricted because the Chula Vista Nature Center is located in the 316-acre Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge.

El Consulado General de Mexico lo invita a Serenata

El Consulado General de México y el Instituto Cultural Mexicano se complacen en invitarlo a la Serenata “Esa No Porque Nos Duele” con Carlos Monsivais el próximo 2 de Junio, a las 18:30 horas en la Universidad de San Diego, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice localizado en el 5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego.

El costo es de $20 dólares y su cupo es limitado. Para reservación llame al (619) 308-9920/308-9950.

San Diego Public Library Host the Screning of “Georgie Girl”

Outfest San Diego and the San Diego Public Library invite you to a special preview screening of Georgie Girl.

Georgina Beyer, a one-time sex worker of Maori descent turned public official, stunned the world in 1999 by becoming the first transgendered person to hold national office. With charisma, humor and charm, Beyer unapologetically recounts her fascinating life story, sharing how she overcame adversity and disclosing the reasons she decided to run for office in a mostly white, conservative New Zealand electorate.

This screening takes place at 6:30 p.m., Monday, June 2, 2003, in the third floor auditorium of the Central Library, located at 820 E Street, downtown San Diego. This event is FREE and open to the public.

Peruvian Music Concert

Contrary to popular myth, all Peruvian musical groups are not alike. The members of visiting band Mochica Chimyu bear this out in their music, their fascinating pre-Incan instruments, and in their depth of knowledge of the history and culture of their ancestors. They can be seen and heard in San Diego on Saturday, June 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the World Beat Center in Balboa Park, when the Center hosts a night of Peruvian music and culture.

The World Beat Center is located at 2100 Park Blvd. Tickets are $5 at the door.

For information call Makeda Cheatom, 619-230-1190 or worldbeatcenter.org.

Legendary Chicago Guitarist Otis Rush at San Diego

As part of the “Year of the Blues,” legendary Chicago guitarist Otis Rush will headline the sixth annual Volkswagen San Diego Blues Festival June 7 at the downtown San Diego waterfront.

The day-long event features 10 bands on two stages, including The Radiators, Lil’s Ed & the Blues Imperials, Janiva Magness, Mighty Mo Rodgers, the Shane Dwight BluesBand, Bill Magee Blues Band, Backwater Blues Band, The Fre-monts and Bid Daddy & The Money Shakers.

More than 5,000 people are anticipated at the San Diego event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Embarcadero Marina Park South.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the gate. Children ages 3-12 are priced at $10. Children younger than 3 are admitted free. For more information contact Lauren DiGeronimo at 619/296-0605.

Family Activity Day

Carlsbad, CA — On Saturday, June 7th from 11 am-4 pm, the Museum of Making Music is offering the San Diego community another special day of music making fun, a day of free events focused on encouraging families to become actively involved in making music together. The day’s events include:

11:00 am-12:00 pm: Make and Play Your Own Instrument.”

12:00 pm-1:00 pm: “Song-writing Workshop.”

1:00 .m-2:00 pm: Paul Williams, founder of the first rock magazine.

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm: “Drumming Clinic and Workshop.”

These events are all free for the general public at the Museum of Making Music, 5790 armada Drive in Carlsbad. Call (760) 438-5996, ext. 210 to RSVP.

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