May 30, 2003

Calendar of Events....

11th Annual City Heights International Village Celebration

Four stages of live entertainment including: Ricardo Lemvo and Makina Loca, Orquesta Binacional de Mambo, Los Alacranes, Len Rainey and the Midnight Players, LaTanya Lockett, Billy Midnight, Libbie Schrader, Tribe of Judah, Los Principes del Merengue, Funkenstein, Everyday People, Julian Briano y sus Hermanos, Hot Monkey Love, The Cypher, Acteal, Areito Borincano, Paradise, Fairmount Baptist Youth Choir, Hung Vuong Lion Dancers, Khmer Cultural Borincano and more. Also includes international food and merchandise vendors, a Career Corner, Health Fair and Kids Fun Zone.

50,000 people are expected at the 11th annual City Heights International Village Celebration, which will take place on Saturday, June 7, 2003 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the City Heights community of San Diego on University Street from Fairmount Avenue to Menlo Street.

For more information, contact Victor Payan at (619) 584-1535 x 111 or ivc@cityheight scdc.org. Website: http://www.ictyheightscdcorg/ivc.

Ramona Air Fair Takes Wing May 30 - June 1

Record crowds are expected at the 9th annual Ramona Air Fair during its three-day run May 30 through June 1 a the Ramona Airport. Beginning in 1995, as a small Firefighting Air Attack Base open house with attendance of less than 1,000, it’s grown in scope and size to draw more than 20,000 aviation enthusiasts.

“Ramona’s Air Fair is one of our County’s biggest family attractions and this year we’ll offer even more for the family to see and participate in,” said airport Manager Richard Selinger. “The kids will enjoy our carnival and their grandparents may even see planes they flew in years ago”.

Events are open Friday from 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Oceanside to Celebrate Filipino Culture on June 7

On Saturday, June 7, the Fil-Am Cultural Association of North County joins with Oceanside Public Library to host the second annual Filipino Cultural Celebration. The free, day-long celebration features music, dance, food and lectures, and culminates in the Miss fil-Am Cultural Pageant. “This celebration is a wonderful way to highlight and share Filipino culture with the community, says Fil-Am President Marilou Hruby.

Festivities begin at 10:00 a.m. in the Oceanside Civic Center Plaza. A highlight of this year’s celebration is the “Miss Fil-Am Pageant” at the Star Theatre from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Seven lovely, young Filipino-American women are entered in a competition and each will be judged on her beauty, personality and poise, Filipino dress, talent, and oral interview.

Tickets for the pageant are $10. All other evens are free. For more information contact Marilou Hruby at 207-8589 or Cora Lego at 630-1232 or Ray Pura at 941-4624.

Tijuana Artist Yvonne Venegas and Vox Alta at June TNT

On Thursday, June 5 at 7 pm, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego hosts (TNT (Thursday Night Thing), an ongoing program of events taking place downtown on the first Thursday of each month. June’s TNT features the work of Tijuana photographer Yvonne Venegas, whose works from The Most Beautiful Brides of Baja California will be on view.

June’s event revolves around the work of Cerca Series artist Yvonne Venegas, whose exhibition documents wealthy women at extravagant society weddings in Tijuana, captured in unexpected behind-the-scenes moments.

Admission to TNT is free but a $3 donation is welcome. MCASD downtown is located at 1001 Kettner Blvd., across from the Santa Fe Depot. Support for TNT is provided by Stone Brewing Co. and Red Army Vodka.

For more information visit www.measd.org.

Golden Hill Holds 3rd Annual Street Festival

A new tradition is establishing itself as a favorite within San Diego’s offerings of community street fairs. The Third Annual Golden Hill Street Festival, hosted by the Greater Golden Hill Community Development Corporation (GGHCDC) and the Golden Hill Community Service Center (GHCSC), will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2003 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm at 25th and Broadway.

This year, an expanded variety of entertainment fills the main stage on “B” Street with live bands, singers and dancers while in Golden Hill Park, the Summer Shorts Festival provides performances by theatrical and improvisation troops throughout the day. Other main attractions include the Fern Street Circus, a Kid’s Zone with carnival rides, free activities by the San Diego Children’s Museum and the GGHCDC after-school arts programs with chalk drawing, face painting, arts, crafts and ceramics.

For more information contact the Greater Golden Hill Community Development Corporation at (619) 696-9992.

Music Museum Hosts Two All-Star Concerts in June

Carlsbad, Ca — On Saturday, June 14th, Grammy Award winning guitarists, Laurence Juber, presents a free performance at the Museum of Making Music.

On Sunday, June 29 at 3:00 p.m. the Museum of Making Music, in conjunction with the San Diego Bluegrass Society, proudly presents bluegrass and flat-picking guitar legend, David Grier in solo concert at the museum. He has appeared on two Grammy-winning recordings: “True Life Blues-A Tribute to Bill Monroe” and “The Great Dobro Sessions.”

Advanced tickets are $10 for members of MM&BS; $12 for the general public. Tickets purchase at the door the day of the event are $15.

For more information contact the Museum of Making Music at (760) 438-5996.

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