November 6, 1998
by Berenice Cisneros
The San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts will present Moliere's farcical French comedy, The Would-Be-Gentleman, on November 12, 13, 14 and 19 at 7 p.m. and November 21 at 2 p.m. in The Stage Door, SCPA's Little Theatre. This classic treatment of snobbery shows a man's obsessive desire to move up out of the middle class and associate with the gentry. He spends money on costly, outlandish outfits he thinks fashionable, upon music, dance and fencing lessons, and tries desperately to buy his way into society.
Ticket prices range from $4-$6. Call the SCPA Box Office at 470-0555, x232 or the after hours box office number 470-0588 for ticket information. SCPA is located at 2425 Dusk Drive, San Diego, CA 92139.
UN ESTILO DE VIDA
El último libro de Jorge Espinoza, Ph.D. será presentado, Jueves, 12 de Noviembre de 1998 a las 7 p.m.
Aprenda sobre: Técnicas psicológicas en nuestra vida diaria, ser responsables de nuestras vidas, liberación de bloqueos internos, nuestra parte energética espiritual y equilibrio en nuestras vidas. Acompañenos en Casa del Libro en 1735 University Avenue, San Diego, 92103. Para mayor información favor de llamar al (619) 299-9331.
A RARE SAN DIEGO JAZZ CONCERT
Downtown, Debra Owen Gallery, 354 11th Avenue, San Diego, - Sushi Performing & Visual Arts will be hosting a jazz and wine concert featuring Willie & Lobo, on Friday, November 13th from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., expect a sensual delight for your ears and eyes.
One often-repeated statement from Willie & Lobo fans is the absolutely remarkable ability that just two people can produce such mystical, passionate and moody music. This multi-layered musical feast can touch your soul while moving your feet with its infectious rhythms.
Tickets are $20 in advance and $22 at the door and can be purchased at any Ticket Master location or by calling Sushi Performing Arts at (619) 235-8468. Valet parking will be available.
LATIN MUSIC PROGRAM
Noted harpist Miguel Lopez will return to Chula Vista to perform a concert of folk and popular Mexican and South American music on November 14. This free, family program is slated to begin at 2 p.m. in the Rosemary Lane Galeria of South Chula Vista Library, 389 Orange Ave.
Lopez developed a unique playing style by combining regional approaches, which has been described as authentic, crisp and syncopated. He has played folk and popular music of North and South America in concerts and festivals, on radio and television shows in Mexico and the U.S. The friends of the South Chula Vista Library are sponsoring this special music program. For more information, call the library at 585-5755.
SENIOR WESTERN DAY DANCE
The Senior Citizen Services of the City of San Diego Park & Recreation Department will sponsor a Senior Western Dance. The dance will be held at the Balboa Park Club, off president's Way (near the House of Pacific Relations) on Thursday, November 12, 1998 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The Encores, a popular live band will provide lovely music for your dancing pleasure. A $1.50 donation will be accepted at the door. Refreshments will be served. For additional information, please call Senior Citizen Services at 236-6905.
TOE-TAPPING TANGO DANCE OPERA EXTRAVAGANZA!
Nancy McCaleb's new company presents its San Diego premiere at the Lyceum Theatre, Horton Plaza, November 12 - 15th. McCaleb's dances have been performed in over fifty theaters in the USA, Mexico and Europe to heart-warming responses and return invitations. They are provocative, funny and uplifting. They challenge the audience, yet leave them loving contemporary dance.
The dances to be unveiled are: Lunfardo & Thanka. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 students, seniors and military, and $12 all matinee tickets. For more information call the Lyceum Box Office at 235-1000.
UNIQUE HISTORICAL EXHIBIT
Collins Family Jewelers will bring historical treasures to San Diego with the "Treasures of the Lost Galleons" exhibit from Thursday to Sunday, Nov. 12-15. Silver pieces of eight, gold doubloons and Columbian Muzo emeralds will be displayed along with other shipwreck artifacts recovered from some of the most famous shipwrecks in history, some dating back to the 1600s.
Members of the team that helped bring the pieces up from their watery graves will accompany the exhibit. Andy Matroci, who discovered the treasure of the Nuestra Señora de Atocha, and other members of the team from the Treasure Salvors will be available to answer questions about the treasure and how it was found. The event is open to the public, and admission is free. The exhibition will be held at Collins Family Jewelers, 8170 Mira Mesa Blvd., Suite E, in San Diego. For more information on the "Treasure of the Lost Galleons" exhibit, contact Collins Family Jewelers at 578-6670.
BENEDETTI / SVOBODA
Fred Benedetti and George Svoboda are making in-roads for themselves all over the country what with their current series of performances and nomination at the 8th Annual San Diego Music Awards. Now our new Flamenco duo is taking their new release "Flamenco Dreams" to another level as they perform with the Grossmont Symphony Orchestra Sunday, November 15 at 7 p.m. (8800 Grossmont College Dr., El Cajon).
THE 1940'S RADIO HOUR
The 1940's Radio Hour, musical comedy about the surprises and mishaps during a live broadcast of a radio variety hour will open a nine-performance run on Nov. 13, 8 p.m. in the San Diego City College Theatre, 1450 C Street at 15th Street.
Set at Christmastime during World War II, songs include Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, That Old Black Magic, I'll Never Smile Again, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Blue Moon and other familiar tunes. Show-times are 8 p.m. on Nov. 13, 14, 20, 21 and Dec. 4, 5 and 2 p.m. on Nov. 15, 22 and Dec. 6. Tickets are $8 adults, $6 students, children, military and seniors. Parking is free next to the theatre. For details, call 230-2676.
NATIVE AMERICAN SCHOLARS
In honor of Native American Month, to be celebrated throughout November, the San Diego Museum of Man is holding a special lecture series designed to help San Diegans learn more about native cultures. Lectures will be held at 7 p.m., Thursdays, Nov. 5, 12 and 19.
Speakers will include: Florence Shipek, Ph.D. an American Indian culture scholar; Ron Morton, executive director of the San Diego American Indian Health Center; Mike Wilken, director of the Native Cultures Institute of Baja California. Lectures are $5 for students and members and $7 for general public. For more information, please call the Museum's Educational Department at 239-2001.
SENIOR CITIZENS HOBBY AND CRAFT SHOW
The Senior Services Office of San Diego Park and Recreation Dept. invites the public, free of charge, to its annual Arts, Crafts and Hobby Show on November 14 and November 15, in the Balboa Park Club, located in Balboa Park. The show will open at 10 a.m. and close at 3 p.m. each day.
The popular event will feature more than 100 exhibits consisting of spinning wheel demonstrations, paintings, jewelry, ceramics, knitting, chrocheting, lace making, sculpture, woodwork and many Christmas items. Many exhibitors will demonstrate their skills. The City of San Diego residents may apply for table space from October 14 to October 30. Registration fee: Senior Citizens Club - $14.00 (one table for 2 days) & individual reservations $7.00 (half table 2 days). Apply in person or by mail. Enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope. Make check or money order payable to: Senior Citizen Services, 202 "C" Street, San Diego, CA 92101.
Nick Reid, Associate Professor of theatre at San Diego State University, is best known for his critically acclaimed set designs. What few people are not aware of is that he enjoys changing hats on occasion, which is exactly what he will do when he directs the San Diego premiere of the 1992 Pulitzer Prize Winning play The Kentucky Cycle.
Having designed numerous productions throughout San Diego including ones at The Old Globe, Theatre in Old Town, San Diego Repertory Theatre, Lamb's Players Theatre, and even Sea World, Reid's work as a designer has firmly established him in the theatre community. Reid has directed numerous plays and is very excited about the opportunity to direct a San Diego Premiere. Contact Sarah Altman, Marketing and publicity, for further information at 594-6365.
LIFE IS A DREAM
The Grossmont College Theatre Arts Department will present Life Is A Dream written by Pedro Calderon De La Barca on November 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 at 8 p.m. and November 14, 21 at 2 p.m. in the Lab theatre. From the Golden Age of 17th Century Spain, we present Life Is A Dream, perhaps the most celebrated of all Spanish Renaissance plays. Life Is A Dream struggles with the intense world between the real and the illusionary.
We invite you to enjoy the lasting ideas that continue to grow in interest with the passing of many centuries. Please call our Box Office at 644-7234 to make your class, school or individual reservations. General admission $10; Military, seniors, GCCCD Faculty and Staff $9; GCCCD students $7.