by Berenice Cisneros
The hit Broadway musical Chicago roars back to San Diego, September 21-23 for five razzle-dazzle performances. Onstage at The Center for the Arts Escondido located at 2411 E. Valley Parkway. This is a story of murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and treachery and all the things we hold near and dear to our hearts. Ticket prices range from $36.50 - $42.50. You may charge your ticket purchases at the box office 1-800-776-7469 or at Ticketmaster 619-220-TIXS.
A Celebration of Civic Excellence
San Diego Dialogue thinks that a person that makes a difference deserves to be honored. At the 2nd annual "A Celebration of Civic Excellence" on Monday, October 1, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park, from more than 100 nominations extraordinary individuals will be honored.
The top awards honor dynamic individuals in four categories: creating livable communities, enhancing cross-border collaboration, reinforcing K-12 education reform and displaying outstanding public leadership. The tickets for the event are $20. For more information, call (858) 534-8638.
The City of Oceanside Library and Recreation Services Department are proud to present world-renowned Correo Aereo, with performances at 7:00 and 8:30 p.m. This concert will be held on September 22, in the newly restored, historic Sunshine Brooks Theater located at 217 N. Coast Highway in downtown Oceanside. It will take you into an unforgettable journey of rich sounds of Latin-American music. Silken harmonies and an unusual array of instruments with a rich mastery of rhythm and song, giving a guided musical tour of centuries-old Mexican, Venezuelan and Argentinian folk music.
Indian folk Dancers will Perform
Presenting an evening of folk dances of India by Janavak National Folk Ensemble on Thursday, September 27 at 7:30. The performance will take place at Sherwood Auditorium, 700 Prospect Street, La Jolla. The Ensemble of approximately 20 dancers and musicians presents folk dances from Gujarat, Rajasthan, Majarashtra, Punjab, Manipur, Nagaland, Bengal, Orissa, Kerala, and others. Their repertoire includes Oppana, a Muslim bridal dance from Kerala, and Bhavai from arid Rajasthan, a stylized dance inspired by the practice of carrying water on the head for great distances. Reserved seats are available for $50.00 and $35.00. General admission is $25.00. Reservations may be made by telephoning 619-239-0003, extension 116.
`Artists Without Borders'
An exhibit of paintings of five Chula Vista Hispanic women, is on display through September 28, at the Rosemary Lane Galeria in the South Chula Vista Library, 289 Orange Avenue. This exhibit is free to the public. The local women, Sylvia Lizarraga, Martha Trejo, Lupita Martinez, Elizabeth Rodriguez and Marichuy Gonzalez, originally got together to paint and to help each other through constructive criticism. The women shared the same studio and the desire to improve themselves as well as their love of art. For more information, call 585-5627.
Chula Vista Harbor Days 2001
The 15th Annual Chula Vista Harbor Days will be held on Friday evening, September 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, September from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Chula Vista Marina (off I-5 at J Street/Marina Parkway). This year's focus will be the rich tradition of the tall ships and their ports of call as they sailed the trade routes around the Pacific Rim. From Asia to Micronesia to the South Pacific and from the tip of South America to the frozen north of Alaska, the diversity of goods, food and peoples makes for a rich blend of sights, sounds and aromas for the visitor. The tall ship California will be docked and available for tours. In addition, the Medea from the San Diego Maritime Museum will make the journey to the Chula Vista Marina.
3 live entertainment stages will feature Nova Band, Joe Rathburn, ethnic dance groups, Pacific Island sounds, and much more. Food as varied as roast pig, tacos, hot dogs, roasted corn, popcorn, peanuts and cotton candy will tempt visitors of all ages. Vendors will offer jewelry, clothing, hats, curios and other exotic items from the various trade cities of the Pacific Rim. A children's area will feature rides of all sorts, special kids entertainment and some educational exhibits. A Civil War re-enactment group will provide an educational experience for young and old.
Friday night will feature a special concert and Luau. Admission is free. Seating and food will be available and the public is also invited.