by Berenice Cisneros
Museo de los Niños San Diego / Children's Museum, celebrates the U.S. tradition of Halloween and the Mexican tradition of el Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead with a day-long Halloween Hoopla festival. The celebration takes place at the Museum on Saturday, November 3rd from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Activities include altar and mask-making workshops and candy and toothbrush giveaways. There will also be a costume contest, with the winner taking home a free family membership to the Museum. Admission to the Museum is $6 for children and adults, 3 and older. The Museum is located at 200 West Island Avenue in downtown San Diego. For more information on the event call (619) 233-8792.
Tweet Street: November 1 - January 4th, 2002. The museum hosts a creative and vibrant exhibit of birdhouses created by artists from Visual asylum. The museum will offer birdhouse decorating workshops so visitors can try their hand at creating their own unique birdhouses.
Photomontage Workshops: Learn the technique of photomontage by combining images from magazines, colored paper and other materials. This workshop illustrates the technique of our artist of the month, Hannah Hoch who created a series of photomontages in the early to mid - 1900's. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Offered Fridays and Saturdays through the Month of November at 1:30 p.m. Free with admission to the museum.
Hosting Cross-Border Artists
The South County courts will host an artists' reception at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 to launch an exhibit by Artists Without Borders in the courthouse lobby at 500 Third Avenue in Chula Vista. The five-member international group has exhibited its oils, watercolors, and acrylics in seven different venues on both sides of the border. The exhibit will run through the first week of January.
Five Clowns Play
The masked play of Kosong Village in South Kyongsan Province is known as `Ok-wangdae' or `Five Clowns Play.' Taking the stage, consisting of drama, dance and song, the five clowns represent the five cardinal directions of east, west, south, north and the center. The Kosong Okwangdae features geometrical leaning movements and exciting improvisational rhythms. Above all, its most attractive feature is the energetic dance movements of the male performers. The Five Clowns Play will be presented on Sunday, November 4 at UC San Diego's Mandeville auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available by calling 858-534-TIXS.
On November 7th, making the rare appearance is Brazil's reigning diva Virginia Rodriguez. A singer, born in extreme poverty, she was brought up by her street vendor mother. As she grew up it became obvious that she was gifted and was nurtured through informal training by caring school teachers and spent her youth singing in both Protestant and Catholic church choirs. Today, her persistence, sensitivity and unique voice has brought her from the mean streets of Bahia to the world's finest stages.
One of the prestigious artistic festivals with a high level of international presence returns to Chula Vista. The Festival Hispanoamericano de Guitarra will feature two concerts on Nov. 9 and Nov. 14. French guitarist and recording artist Isabelle Villey will perform on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. in the Rosemary Lane Galeria at the South Chula Vista Branch Library, 389 Orange Ave. Her music program consists of renaissance and baroque music. On Nov. 14, Juan Carlos Laguna will play at the Community Congregational Church of Chula Vista, 276 F St. at 7:30 p.m. He is a young virtuoso from Mexico trained in Europe. Admission is FREE for both concerts. For more information call (619) 585-5795.
Del Mar Antique Show & Sale
Over 300 premier antique dealers from all over California & the Western United States. These exhibitors will be selling the finest in antiques & collectibles including all types of glass, pottery, paper ephemera, crystal, jewelry, art, silver, Americana, primitives, American & European furniture, in short, everything from tin to tiffany! Admission is $6.00.
We are pleased to announce that there will be a special booth to help customers appraise their unknown treasures at the upcoming Del Mar Antique Show. The charge for this service will be $5 per item. This event is from November 9 - 11, from 11 AM to 8 PM Friday and Saturday; and 11 AM to 5 PM on Sunday at Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar. See You There!
Sing-A-Long Sound of Music
For a limited-two-week run, Sing-A-Long Sound of Music will make its San Diego debut at Landmark's Cove Theatre on Friday, November 9 for a limited-two-week run. Each performance will include a costume contest and pre-show festivities led by a guest host. Landmark's Cove Theatre is located at 7730 Girard Avenue in the village of La Jolla. Ticket prices range from $17.50 - $19.50 for adults and $11.50 - $13.50 for children. For credit card phone orders call toll-free to 866-468-3399, or order on-line at www.ticketweb.com.