September 8, 2000

Calendar of Events...


Southwestern College's School of Arts and Communication is hosting an insightful exhibition featuring four artists. "Painters" will be on exhibit at the College's Art Gallery from September 7 through 28. The free exhibition will feature the works of Debra Babylon, David Beck-Brown, Stuart Burton, and "Ruth." Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Wednesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. For more information contact Pasha Turley, at 421-6700 ext. 5368.


Spiritual Ritual

On Saturday September 9th, from noon to 4 p.m., there will be a Native-American spiritual symbolic ritual, of the return of the people of the earth, the community, back to Mother Sea. From 12:15 to 2 p.m. the environmental/educational clean-up begins at the shallow waters and beach, guided professionally and safely by our partner San Diego Bay Keeper and joined by volunteers and community.

From 2-4 p.m.: "Reclaiming the Bay" will be a historical symbolic moment as the community launches kayaks and guest boats begins the aquatic, educational boat rides for youth and volunteers, all in a festive mode. We place a call on all people, specially those from the surrounding barrios such as Barrio Logan, Logan Heights, Barrio Sherman, Union Hill, Barrio Lomas (Golden Hill) to come out and participate in this celebration. For more information call 299-4484.


Free Concert

A free concert featuring local rock diva Lisa Sanders will be on Saturday, September 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. in downtown Escondido. Country/blues artist Steve White will open the performance. This performance will be held on the green adjacent to Washington Mutual Bank at the corner of Grand Avenue and Centre City Parkway in downtown Escondido. Seating will be festival style, with guests invited to bring a picnic and enjoy the afternoon with their families and friends. For more information, call (760) 480-4101.



The Coronado Playhouse presents the Fourth Annual Shakespeare Festival production of Hamlet, Shakespeare's greatest tragedy. Free admission, first come, first seated basis. Patrons can pick up free tickets at the theatre in advance. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 8 p.m. performance Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through September 10. The Coronado Playhouse is located at 1775 Strand Way in Coro-nado. For more information, call 435-4856. The production is being presented outdoors facing Glorietta Bay at the Coronado Playhouse's outdoor theatre by the bay.


Revolutionary Experience

The era of the American Revolution took only a faltering step toward the erasure of slavery and racism, although it espoused the principles of life, liberty, equality and government representation. The San Diego Public Library invites you to learn about African-Americans and the American Revolution. Dr. William Cheek, professor of History at SDSU will speak on this fascinating topic September 14, at 6:30 p.m. in the Wangenheim Room of the Central Library. For further information, call (619) 236-5800.



Voltaire's sardonic satire on foolish optimism from the 18th century, plus Leonard Bern-stein's lilting musical score of the 20th century, are combined in Candide, the San Diego Comic Opera's next attraction. The classic tale of monumental innocence, and catastrophes so numerous and overwhelming that they become farcical, will be given for just six performances, from Sept. 15th through Sept. 24th at the Casa del Prado Theater in Balboa Park. Ryan Lowe will be in the title role of the beaming young sap (a sort of 18th century Boy Scout) who is in flung from one disaster to another. Ticket prices range from $17 - $23; children 12 and under are $10. For tickets or further information call 619-239-8836.



Porter Troupe Gallery, 301 Spruce Street, in the Hillcrest area of San Diego, announces the opening of Sitegeist, a multi-media exhibition of emerging artists, with special emphasis on artists from the Los Angeles and San Diego area. Exhibiting artists include: Edgar Arcene-aux, Kraig Cavanaugh, Randall L. Evans, Jeff Kopp, Dave Kordansky, Annette Lawrence, Darrin Martin, Adia Millett, Dwayne Moser, Kenneth Oppriecht, Pia Ronicke, Gedi Sibony, Kati Toivanen, Kerry Tribe, and Perry L. Vasquez. A preview of the exhibition will be held Friday, September 15, from 6 to 9 p.m. Call 291-9096 for more information.

Blood on Fire

Is a new play by local Latin playwright Jesus Sierra-Oliva that will be presented at the Diversionary Theatre on September 12, 13, 17, 18 at 8 p.m. & 19th at 7 p.m. "Blood on Fire" focuses on the stormy relationship of three artistic giants in the Spain of the 1920's and 1930's when they were young students in Madrid.

The play portrays the life of poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca and his friendship with painter Salvador Dali, and movie director Luis Buñel, and his tragic death in the hands of fascist men in 1936 at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War. This play is produced by Teatro Mascara Magica with a grant from the A & B Brown Foundation. For more information, call 299-2287.


"Holy Dirt"

As a child in small town New Mexico, Marcos Martinez encountered magic on a daily basis. As a student in the turbulent sixties, he encountered resistance and prejudice throughout his struggle to become an actor. Martinez's journey to meaningful work, artistic accomplishment and the celebration of his heritage is the subject of his one-man show.

Comic, bilingual and lively, "Holy Dirt," brings to life a colorful place and time as Martinez transforms himself into a cast of unforgettable characters. Marcos Martinez will perform on Friday, September 15th at 7:30 p.m. at Harding Community Center, 3096 Harding Street, Carls-bad. Tickets are $5.00 each. Along with "Holy Dirt" Martinez will make two presentations at Carlsbad High School for students of English, Spanish and Drama. He will also perform at Fiesta del Barrio Carlsbad 2000 on Sunday, September 17, and all-day street fair on Sunday, September 17 and a celebration of the history and culture of the neighborhood known as Barrio Carlsbad. For information on ticket sale locations, call the Arts Info Line: (760) 434-2904.

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