By Berenice Cisneros
Mark Your Calendars
The Harvest Festival returns to San Diego at the San Diego Concourse October 11, 12, 13. This is one of the oldest and most prestigious arts and crafts shows in the country. More than 250 craftspeople will showcase their works including handmade wearable art, garden decorations, unique holiday gifts and decorations, pottery, jewelry, children’s toys and much more. Live entertainment is always a favorite and will feature magicians, jugglers and musicians. Cost is $8.50 for adults, $7.50 for seniors. You may purchase your tickets online at www.harvestfestival.com.
Cuban poet José Kozer will present a bilingual reading on Wednesday, October 9 at 7:00 p.m. in room 2203 of the San Diego State University Library, 5500 Campanile Drive. Kozer recently published La Isla en Peso (The Whole island): Cuban Poetry of the Last Six Decades. His poems have appeared in poetry publications such as Prism International. The event is free and open to all. For more information, please call 594-5318.
Asian American Theatre
San Diego Public Library and the Asian American Repertory Theatre present Sisters Mats-umoto. The play is a mixture of memory play, family drama and social protest. Sisters Matsumoto is part of California Stories: Reading The Grapes of Wrath. This free production takes place Thursday, October 20th at 6:30 p.m. in the 3rd floor auditorium of the Central Library, located at 820 E Street.
“Blues by The Bay”
Seaport Village proudly announces the return of their live blues concert series. Blues by The Bay. Every Saturday night in October, from 4-6 p.m. a hot local blues artist will perform in the West Plaza entertainment pavilion. This is your line up:
October 5 Lady Star
October 12 Backwater Blues Band
October 19 Michele Lundeen & Blues Streak
October 26 Bill Magee
Seaport Village stores and restaurants will feature exclusive dining and shopping offers throughout the evening including Buy 1, Get 1 Free cap-puccino’s at Seaport Coffee & Fudge. Customers receive two hours of FREE parking with any purchase.
San Marcos Pow Wow
The tenth annual Cal State San Marcos Pow Wow will be held Saturday, October 5 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, October 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The celebration will take place on the grassy field at the corner of South Twin Oaks Valley Road and Craven Road. Participation is free and open to the general public.
The weekend will feature Pow Wow events, including drumming, singing, intertribal dancing, gourd dancing, a veterans’ roll call, and demonstrations of native arts and crafts. The Kumeyaay Bird Singers (Viejas) will display their traditional art form and the native culture of the Pacific Islands will be celebrated by the Kaleo’onalani Polynesian Dancers.
SDSU faculty members Thomas Stauffer, cello and Cynthia Darby, piano will be joined by Guest Artist Emma Rubinstein, violin, in an evening of piano chamber trios, Sunday, October 6, at 7 pm in Smith Recital Hall in the Music Building on the SDSU campus. The performance features works by Joseph Hayden, Bernard Heiden, and Johannes Brahms. For further information please call the School of Music & Dance 24-hour events line, 594-6020. Admission is free.
The SDSU Art Council invites you to The Mad Hatter’s Ball and Art Auction benefiting the Educational and Scholarship Program of the School of Art, Design and Art History. October 5th at 6:00 p.m. at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina. Dinner and Dancing with SDSU Jazz Ensemble. Mad hats and Cocktail Attire is suggested. For more information please call 594-6511.