By Berenice Cisneros
**The San Diego summer heats up when Brazilian Promotions and PartySan Diego.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 13: Evening concert and fireworks: Marina View Park.
**The Samahan Filipino American Performing Arts & Education Center will present a two-hour concert of Philippine dancers of music from different regions, September 13 at 8p.m. at the new Salvation Army/Joan Kroc Performing Arts Center, 6845 University Ave. The concert will feature popular dances including a dance alumna who has been with several Broadway musical touring groups, the most recent was Lion King.
**“Celebrate Chula Vista” along the city’s waterfront, Saturday, September 13 from noon to 9 p.m. The event will provide an afternoon of fun-filled activities and entertainment for the whole family. As the sun sets, Cabaret by the Bay comes alive with a magnificent display of fireworks and back-to-back performances by well-known musical groups and bands. The free festival will feature live music and dancing all afternoon on two separate stages, children’s games and activities, a wide variety of delicious local cuisine and much more.
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 a.m. 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.
** Indian Days Celebration will be held September 13 and 14, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in San Diego’s beautiful Balboa Park on the corner of Park Blvd., and Presidents Way. Admission is free and it is suggested you bring your own shade and chairs. The event will feature dance groups, over 40 arts and crafts booths displaying authentic hand crafted jewelry, pottery, paintings, beadwork and Kachinas. There will also be American Indian food booths featuring delicious fry bread, Indian tacos, etc.
** Styx features four lead singers and more than 30 years of playing arena rock. They will unleash their latest sounds and even some of their oldies at the L.A. County Fair’s End of Summer Concert Series at 8 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 14 at the LA Newspaper Group Grandstand Stage. At the same stage, Friday, September 19 at 8 p.m., Country music sensation Brad Paisley will have Fair guests dancing in their seats.
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. 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.