By Berenice Cisneros
** The La Jolla Stage Company is set to present “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown!”, a joyous celebration of our childhood times. This is a musical with a fresh approach to this all-time 1966 classic. Come have fun with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the whole Peanuts gang as they romp their way through this perennial family favorite. Opening July 24 and continues through September 7th.
** The San Diego summer heats up when Brazilian Promotions and PartySanDiego. com team up to produce “Brazil by the Bay” night at the Cannibal Bar located inside the beautiful Catamaran Resort located at 3999 Mission Blvd. to build a cultural bridge through music, fashion and dance. Don’t miss the Brazilian Beach Fashion Show, and September 23 Ms. Brazil Latina Pageant.
** “Music in the Park” a free summer concert series will offer a variety of musical sounds in five Chula Vista parks that continue until Sept. 13. Featured bands will play music ranging from Cajun, salsa, rhythm & blues, and smooth jazz to Big Band, surfing and oldies from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. For additional information call the City of Chula Vista’s events line at 585-5682 or visit www.ci.chula-vista.ca.us.
* Sept 6: Fattburger; smooth jazz; Chula Vista Community Park 6-7:30pm
*Sept 13: Evening concert and fireworks: Marina View Park.
** Throughout August and into September, the Summer Pops continues to entertain with a variety of musical repertoires including the stirring and crowd-pleasing 1812 Tchaikovsky Spectacular complete with cannons and brilliant fireworks and special guests. All Summer Pops (at the Navy Pier) concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. and conclude at approximately 9:30 p.m. with brilliant fireworks over San Diego Bay.
* Sept. 5 & 6: Doc Severinsen and Doc’s Latin Show
** Sunshine Brooks Theater is presenting a concert with Celino Romero. He is the youngest member of the world-renowned classical guitar quartet “Los Romeros”. Celino began playing at the age of 3, and has performed as a soloist, and in dual recitals with his father Celin. Tickets are available at the door for $10 all ages. The concert will be held September 6 and the theater is located at 217 N. Coast Highway. For more information, call (760) 435-5570.
** Come join us for an unforgettable evening with Juan Carlos Quintero. Sept. 9 from 8-10 PM at the Saville Theatre, San Diego City College. His unique Latin sounds are inspired by the pulsating cumbia rhythms of his native Colombia This event is free and so is parking.
Educational & Fun
** The sea is full of natural sounds-cracking icebergs, rumbling earthquakes whistling dolphins and more. Sounds of the Sea, a 2,000 square foot exhibition will be on display at the Birch Aquarium located at 2300 Expedition Way in La Jolla, July 18 Jan 5, 2004. Through hands-on stations guests will learn all about underwater sounds, from the effect human sounds have on the ocean world to how marine animals use sounds to search for mates, find food, and navigate their way through the depths of the sea.
** Do you live with Arthritis and love to garden? Then come attend a free reception to meet other people just like you and learn from a master gardener how you can design your own arthritis-friendly garden. October 1 at 6PM in Balboa Park, 3325 Zoo Dr. The event is FREE. To RSVP call 1-877-992-2636.
** You feel like going to Santa Monica Pier and have some fun? Over 35 local teams are constructing human powered flying machines piloted by pediatric dentists, civil engineer students, defense contractors, etc. for the Red Bull Flugtag Los Angeles on September 20 at 10:00 AM. These pilots will be launching flying machines off the Santa Monica Pier ranging from a 10 foot tall flying Ostrich, the funk master Bootsy Collins, a very patriotic bull in dress blue uniform and a 26 foot wide flying monkey.
Films & Art
** The City of San Diego’s Central Library will present several films FREE to the public in the month of September. All films will be shown in the auditorium of the Central Library, 820 E Street, downtown San Diego. For more information cal 236-5800.
Sept. 7: “Laurel Canyon”, a young psychiatrist Sam brings his girlfriend to stay at his mother’s house only to set off a series of betrayals.
Sept. 9: “He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not”, the story of a French student who thinks she’s in love with a married doctor.
Sept. 15: “The Perfect You”, an ambitious TV reporter finds romance with a polar opposite.
Sept. 21: “Blue Diner”, focusing on a Puerto Rican mother living with her daughter in Boston.
Sept. 22: “XX/XY”, a tale about a trio composed of a young artist and two undergrads who on the night they meet, treat briefly on the wild side of sexual lust and drunken experimentation.
Sept. 29: “All the Real Girls”, the story of an inexperienced young man who falls in love with the little sister of his best friend.
** Southwestern College is presenting their 2003 Faculty Art Exhibit on display from September 10 to October 1, with a wide variety of styles and mediums, including ceramics, drawing, painting, sculptures, woodcarving, photography, printmaking, graphics, digital imaging and metal work, among other disciplines. For additional information contact Pasha Turley at 421-6700 ext. 5895.
** Enemy alien Files” exhibit at the City’s Central Library, combines rare photographs, oral history excerpts, and documents to explore how wartime fears, anti-immigrant attitudes and racism affected people. Sept. 12 from 2-4 pm. This was an attack on America, fear, fury and calls for retaliation run rampant. The time is not now but Dec. 7, 1941, when the US entered World War II. A six-member panel will discuss the WWII experiences of “Enemy aliens” and the fragile nature of our constitutional and human rights in times of crisis.