by Berenice Cisneros
The Wave Waterpark Reopens
The state-of-the-art water park features the famous "Flow Rider" wave machine, which is ideal for body boarding. The park also includes four 35-foot tall water slides, the free flowing Rio Loco for inner tubing, the Children's Water Playground, the Little Dipper kiddie slide and a competition size swimming pool. The Wave Waterpark reopens Saturday, May 26, and is located at 161 Recreation Drive in Vista. General admission is $11.50, and $8.50 for those under 42", or seniors 60 and older. For more information call 760-940-WAVE.
Super Star Talent Showcase
"Catch a Rising Super Star," Southern California's premier talent competition showcase, will celebrate its tenth year by presenting `the cream de la cream' of all talent competitions. The show will be presented in La Jolla's Sherwood Auditorium at the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, 700 Prospect St., La Jolla. This competition generates singers, dancers, actors, comedians and instrumentalists who have achieved success as international recording artists, performers in Walt Disney films and launching professional careers. The one performance only show is scheduled for 7:30 PM, Saturday, May 26. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children 15 and under.
"Stick" Concert, Seminar
For those who are probably unfamiliar with the Chapman Stick is a 10 or 12 stringed electric instrument that looks like the neck of a guitar and allows the musician to play two parts, like a keyboardist. In this upcoming concert, you can hear this unusual instrument played by its creator, Emmett Chap-man. The program will also include accomplished Stick player Tom Griesgraber and his band Agent 22, and Greg Howard, one of the few full time touring soloists on the Chapman Stick. The concert will be held May 26 at 8 p.m. at the MiraCosta College Theatre, One Barnard Drive, Oceanside, Admission is $10, Students and Seniors $8.
Delta Blues Show
Blues Lovers United of San Diego hosts the second show of its Summertime Blues concert series with Delta Blues on Memorial Day weekend featuring Brother Yusef, master of traditional slide guitar, and Robin Henkel, winner of the local Music Awards 2000 Blues album. The event runs from 2-6 p.m., May 27 and includes a unique presentation of blues-roots at the picturesque location of Victor's By the Bay, located in Mission Bay Golf Course at 2701 N. Mission Bay Dr. Tickets are $10, $5 for 16-years and younger, and $8 for BLUSD members. Tables, chairs, food and beverages will be available.
Family Circus Day
The San Diego Model Railroad Museum in Balboa Park presents a Family Circus Day for all ages on Sunday, May 27, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM. There will be clowns, face painting, balloons, arts and crafts, refreshments, and circus trains running on our layouts. Activities are included with Museum admission: $4 adults, $3 seniors - children under 15 are FREE. The San Diego model Railroad Museum is located in the Casa de Balboa building in Balboa Park. For more information call the Museum at 696-0199.
Presented by Broadway San Diego, formerly San Diego Playgoers, Marshalls presents Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella performs at the San Diego Civic Theatre, 3rd Avenue and B Street, May 29 - June 3. This small-screen classic comes to life in a spectacular stage fantasy filled with timeless characters, irresistible romance and the unforgettable songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein, all brought together with the kind of dazzling stagecraft that will leave audiences happily ever after. The case includes Jamie-Lynn Sigler as Cinderella (Meadow Soprano of the HBO hit series "The Sopranos"); Paolo Montalban as the Prince (having played the Prince in the 1997 ABC movie); and Eartha Kitt as the Fairy Godmother. Ticket prices range from $24 - $62. You may purchase your tickets by calling 570-1100.
"Let's Be Friends"
Elmo and Zoe are starting a Friendship Club and children and families in San Diego are invited to join. "Let's Be Friends" is the latest toe-tapping, finger-snapping production of Sesame Street Live. Children of all ages can sing the Friendship Club song and learn the official Friendship Club handshake Thursday, May 31 through Sunday, June 3 at the San Diego Sports Arena. Tickets are $11 & $15. For information on show schedules, call 224-4171. Or visit our website at www.sesamestreetlive.com.
The J*Company Youth Theatre invites you to the musical tale of Pinocchio. Come join our cast of 80 toy soldiers, dancing animals, and puppets as we take you to the magical land of the Toys. In this story a little wooden boy will show you the importance of honesty and love. Performances are scheduled from May 31 - June 3, at Potiker Family Arts & Culture Complex, David and Dorothea Garfield Theatre, located at 4126 Executive Drive in La Jolla. Tickets are $5 - $25 and may be purchased by calling 858-362-1348.
Tito Nieves @ 4th & B
Latin Flavor presents the fabulous Tito Nieves at 4th & B, 345 "B" Street, downtown San Diego. Never before has there been another artist like Tito Nieves whose blend of Salsa, Rhythm and Blues, Pop & Caribbean Music has become a favorite to music lovers around the world. For more information and tickets call 231-4343.
"Relay for Life"
A unique community event that allows people from all walks of life to join forces in the fight against cancer. "Relay for Life" is an overnight event that is fun for the whole family. It is a celebration of life for the survivors, a memorial for loved ones lost, and a rally for our community. Join other teams from around the county including the team from Cafe Sevilla as we raise money to fight cancer. Come join us Saturday, June 2 from Noon to 8:30 p.m. at East Lake High School.
Andean Ensemble Performs
At Cal State San Marcos, Eduardo García helps students find the joy of making music. He teaches Andean Ensemble performance and a course on Latin American music and society to non-music majors. Students from both classes will perform music from Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and Cuba at 7 p.m., Friday, June 1 in Academic Hall, Room 102. There is no admission charge. García's students play a variety of instruments, including the malka, or medium-voice pan-pipe, the bombo, a goat-skin drum played with a mallet, and the charango, a 10-string mandolin-sized instrument which is reminiscent of a Spanish or Baroque guitar. This is a remarkable achievement for these students to go from knowing very little to giving a concert. Students also learn to sing songs in Spanish and in Quechua, a language of the Andes. For more information, call 760-750-4366.