September 22, 2000
by Berenice Cisneros
For All You Music Lovers This Week
Sept. 23 & 24, come to the Embarcadero Marina Park South, near the San Diego Marriott Hotel, and watch fourteen artists display their talents. Highlighting Etta James, Stanley Turrentine, Bob Lyle, Warren Hill, Marc Antoine, and Wyman Tistale. The Sunday show includes Poncho Sanchez, Randy Crawford, Kirk Whalum, Norman Brown, and Brian Culbertson. Promoter Al Williams, himself a veteran jazz drummer with the likes of Kenny Burrell and the late Leroy. Vinnegar, introduces his new CD and performs on the Sunday show with internationally acclaimed vocalist, Barbara Morrison. Ticket prices range from $25 to $125 (VIP includes dinner and wine service). Tickets available at Ticketmaster.
Spectacular 10th Anniversary /Celebration of the Mariachi Festival
Sept. 23, the spectacular Las Vegas International Mariachi Festival comes back for its Tenth Anniversary. Performing at 8:00 PM, at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, the world's greatest Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán, Mariachi Sol de México de José Her-nández, Mariachi Los Reyes de México, and the talented Ballet Folklórico San Juan. It all includes the stellar performance by the talented Lucero and Humberto Herrera. Call 1-800-637-1006 for tickets.
2nd Concert in the San Diego Public Library
Sept. 24, a little closer to town, The San Diego Public Library is holding a concert at 2:30 PM, featuring Kristine Wei - piano, including works by Barber, Beethoven & Chopin. The concert is free and open to the public. Call 236-5810 for more information.
SWC Presents 31st Annual Pops Concert
Sept. 24, The Southwestern College School of Arts and Communication is presents their 31st Annual Pops Concert, at 4 PM in the Mayan Hall on the college campus. Featuring the college's jazz ensemble, chamber singers, and choir, which by the way they just returned from a successful performance in New York's Carnegie Hall. Tickets are $10 general admission and $7 for students and senior citizens.
George Benson Continues U.S. Tour
Sept. 28, George Benson returns to Humphrey's in San Diego. Purchase your tickets at your nearest Ticketmaster.
Dos Películas en El CECUT
Las Reglas de la Vida y Marcianos al Ataque son las películas que se presentarán este fin de semana, sábado 23 y domingo 24 de septiembre.
Las Reglas de la Vida, relata la vida de un joven criado en un orfanatorio. Después de haber estado toda su vida en ese lugar sale a buscar su vocación y al enfrentar otra realidad regresa al orfanatorio que lo vió crecer. Funciones a las 18:00 y 20:00 horas, en la sala de video del CECUT. Entrada $18.00 pesos.
Marcianos al Ataque, es la historia de un grupo de marcianos que invaden la tierra con el fin de atemorizar a los habitantes provocando cómicas y divertidas situaciones. Fun-ciones a las 10:00, 12:00 y 14:00 horas en la sala de video de CECUT. Entrada $5.00 pesos.
"Road to Los Angeles"
SDSU Department of Theatre will begin its 2000-2001 season with the regional premier of a new play: Road to Los Angeles, by Oliver Mayer. This moving play examines the lives of working-poor 20-somethings on San Diego's border. Mayer weaves a story of revolution, art and search for identity against a backdrop of border norms and politics. Performances will be at SDSU Experimental Theater, Sept. 22, 23, 28, 29, & 30 at 8 p.m. September 24 & Oct. 1 at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $9 - $13. For ticket information, call 594-6884.
Life of Antonio Garra
Cupeño Indian Antonio Garra, political activist and leader of the 1851 Indian tax revolt in Southern California, relives his passionate fight for his civil rights in a "History Alive! Chautauqua," performance, Saturday, September 23rd, from 1-4 p.m., in the Mission Branch Library Community Room, 3861 Mission, Avenue, Oceanside.
The Malcolm X Library will hold a community discussion on Race & Ethnicity Among Filipino Americans, a look at, and into, what it means to be Filipino in America, on Saturday, September 23, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. The guest speaker is Erwin Magbanua of the department of Asian American Studies at SDSU. All library events are free and open to the public. Malcolm X Library is located at 5148 Market Street in San Diego.
Miramar Runway Cleared
Civilians will have a chance to take off on MCAS Mira-mar's runways on Saturday, Sept. 23. Military aircraft will make way for runners and cyclists at San Diego's Hottest athletics events: The Runway 10K/5K and the Flight Line Bike Classic. Bike Classic participants can choose from a 10-mile course or a 20-mile course. Additionally, a Tot Trot will be open for ages 5 to 9, beginning at 9 a.m., each child who completes the course will receive a special Miramar award. The Tot Trot entry fee is just $3. There will also be a Kids' Corner.
Traffic and crowds are at a minimum for the Invitation Only day, which offers a day of full-scale Air Show performances by the world's best military and civilian pilots, including the Blue Angels. The Invitation Only Air Show is open only to military service members, government employees and their families; community groups; the disabled; and participants in the Runway 10K/5K and Flight Line Bike Classic. The entry fee for either event is only $17 for adults and $8 for children (ages 14 and under). You may call (858) 577-4127 to have an entry form mailed to you.
No Tengo! No Pago!
The Carlsbad Playreaders will present No Tengo! No Pago! in Spanish. This political farce by Daro Fo directed by Pola, features 5 bilingual San Diego actors. The play is set in Italy, in the 1970s and should be of special interest to speakers of Spanish and students of English as a second language. There is no charge. The reading will take place on Monday, Sept. 25 at 7:30 pm. at the Carlsbad Cole Library, located at 1250 Carlsbad Village Dr. Call (760) 729-3383 for more information.