September 15, 2000

Calendar of Events...

by Berenice Cisneros


Skin & Bones

The First Unitarian Universalist Church opens with a bang their Fall 2000 Concert Series on Saturday, September 16 at 7:30 p.m. with the dynamic percussion duo Skin & Bones. Utilizing an arsenal of exotic, found and newly created instruments, musical partners Terry Longshore and Brett Reed bring a new dimension to contemporary music. The church is located at 4190 Front Street, across from the UCSD Medical Center in Hillcrest. A suggested donation of $10 per person will be accepted at the door.


Fiestas Patrias en Vegas

El programa "Fiestas Patrias" de Miller Lite vuelve a Las Vegas con una fiesta extraordinaria para más de 400 ganadores. Admiradores de la música Latina, mayores de 21 años, asistirán a un concierto privado del popular cantante mexicano Mijares el sábado 16 de septiembre en el House of Blues de Las Vegas. La gran atracción que generan las Fiestas Patrias es que es un tiempo de conmemoración de la cultura hispana, un momento de reflexión y de considerar la importancia que significa cuidar y mantener nuestras tradiciones.

Ganadores participaron en el concurso "Fiestas Patrias" de Miller Lite a través de varias promociones. También podrán asistir a una fiesta privada en el hotel Mandalay Bay donde tendrán la oportunidad de conocer a Kate del Castillo, popular actriz mexicana, desde las 11:00 a.m. hasta las 4:00 p.m.

Harbor Days

Tall ships and modern working vessels; live musical entertainment featuring such musical favorites as Bertie Higgins, "Zydeco Bluez Patrol" and "Jazz Pigs"; a Civil War encampment visited by President Lincoln; arts, crafts and food booths; more than 200 vintage automobiles; and a free movie along the bayfront will be along the highlights at Chula Vista's fourteenth annual Harbor Days and Tall Ship Festival on Sept. 16 and 17.

Event begins both days at 10a.m. and continue until 5 p.m. A new highlight of Harbor Days this year will be the Saturday evening showing of the movie "Free Willy" beginning at sunset at the north end of Bayside Park. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs to use on the grass. For more information call 426-2882.


California Indian Days Celebration

The San Diego American Indian community invites the public to attend the Seventeenth Annual California Indian Days Celebration to be held on Sept. 16 and 17, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., in San Diego's beautiful Balboa Park on the corner of Park Blvd. and Presidents Way. It will feature California Indian dance groups, the thundering blues of Tracy Lee Nelson, the soaring vocals of the Tushmal Singers, and the hilarious story-telling of Running Grunion. There will also be over 50 arts and crafts booths featuring California Indian artists, authentic hand-crafted jewelry, pottery, paintings, bead-work, Kachinas; American Indian food booths featuring delicious frybread, Indian tacos, tamales, etc.; plus doorprizes. Admission is free. For more information, please call 281-5964.


A Film About César Chávez

On Sunday, September 17, the San Diego Public Library will present a film about César Chávez, the charismatic founder of the United Farmworkers Union. The film focuses on Chicano activism, of the 1960s and 70s and how people who would not normally meet, connected and worked together to correct injustices. Dr. Richard Griswold del Castillo, faculty member at the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies at SDSU, will facilitate a discussion after the film showing. The Library is located at 620 E Street. The film program begins at 2 p.m. and is free to the public.


Asturian Band

Oceanside Public Library presents Llan de Cubel, an award winning folk music group from Asturies, a region of the North Coast of Spain. This exciting musical experience will take place Thursday, September 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Civil Center Community Rooks adjacent to the main library, 330 N Coast Highway. Admission is $6.00 to benefit the Friends of the Library.

Come and enjoy an evening of magical music spiced with medieval herbs. Their repertoire stems from the Asturian tradition of flute, fiddle and most importantly, Asturian bagpipes, all of which carry the melody. For more information, call the library event's hotline at 760-435-5570.

International Conversation Cafe

Community members are invited to participate in MiraCosta College's "International Conversation Cafe," an event designed to provide conversation practice for students of Spanish, English, German, Japanese, Italian and English — and refreshments, too. This free event, to be held Sept. 21, noon-1 p.m., on the central lawn at MiraCosta's Oceanside campus, One Barnard Drive, is an expansion of International Conversation Cafe events held this past spring. Students and others who attended these events found them to be so much fun and so beneficial that plans began to extend the event to include local residents who speak other languages. For more information, call (760) 795-6812.


Harvest Festival

Vendors have been selected for the third annual Harvest Festival at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Everyone from candle makers and woodworkers to basket weavers and homemade fudge makers will be represented at this year's show. Scheduled for Friday, September 22, from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Saturday, September 23, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, September 24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $7.50 for adults, $6.40 for seniors and $4 for children ages 6-12.

Vendors will be festively dressed and many will be demonstrating their handmade works such as carved brooks and walking sticks, hand-designed and recycled fashions, wood and copper kitchen utensils and homemade gourmet food gifts such as fudge, salsa, jams and jellies. Some of this year's exhibitors include: Graydog Wooden Ware, Love and Lace, Coos Bay Basket Co., Cooks, Crafts & Rumors, Sky Valley Farms, Cinnamon Saloon, Puppet Safari, Susan D Originals, and more. For more information, call (800) 321-1213.


Road to Los Angeles

Three Chula Vista college students are set to star in the regional premiere of a new play, Road to Los Angeles. Starring, Veronica Burgess as "Diega," Javier Guerrero as "Ichinose," and Noel Iribe as "Key." A moving play that examines the lives of working-poor 20-something on San Diego's border. It weaves the story of revolution, art and search for identity against a backdrop of border norms and politics. It opens on Friday, September 22, and runs through September 23, 28, 29 and 30 at 8 p.m. Matinees will be performed on September 24 and October 1 at 2 p.m. in SDSU's Experimental Theater. For tickets call 594-6884. For group discounts call 594-6365.

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