September 29, 2000
by Berenice Cisneros
The Adams Avenue Street Fair features over 70 performances on six stages taking place along Adams Avenue and in Adams Park. Attractions include four shows daily by critically acclaimed and world renown political comedy theater group, the San Francisco Mime Troupe, giant carnival rides, over 400 arts, crafts and exotic food vendors, beer gardens and a traditional community pancake breakfast. The fair takes place along eight blocks on Adams Avenue between 35th and Bancroft Streets in the mid-city neighborhood of Normal Heights, from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Saturday, September 30; and from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 1st. Admission is free and open to the entire family. For general information and vendor sales call (619) 282-7329.
Bonsai Show 2000
Bonsai is the ancient Japanese art of tree miniaturization dating back to the 13th century. This show reflects the dedication, patience and artistic talent of the club members who create and maintain these living works of art. Saturday September 30 & Sunday October 1st, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Balboa Park, San Diego. Admission is free. There will be Bonsai Trees, pots, accessories and plants for sale. For further information, call 699-8776.
Youngsters of all ages can explore the mysteries of one of the world's most advanced civilizations at the San Diego Museum of Man's newly renovated Children's Discovery Center (CDC), slated to re-open October 1st. A hands-on gallery designed for children, families and teachers, this 1,350 square-foot exhibit depicts life in Egypt more than 3,500 years ago.
Examine the roles of gods and goddesses, barter at an Egyptian marketplace, try on period clothing, play with ancient toys and games, play musical instruments and visit an archaeological field camp setting. Another new highlight is a reproduction of a tomb, complete with a mummy replica of an Egyptian princess. This area features a throne children can sit in and a hieroglyphics puzzle, and relays in detail the mummification process. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For further information, please call (619) 239-2001.
Something for kids is planned as part of the Second Annual Cougar Chase at California State University San Marcos. A special 1K walk/run course called the "Club Chase" is available just for children 12 years old and younger. This course is part of the full 5K walk/run designed by Cal State San Marcos track coach and three-time Olympic team member Steve Scott. The race begins at 8 a.m., Sunday October 1 on the campus, off Twin Oaks Valley Road, just south of SR 78 in San Marcos. Entry fee of $10 is required for children. Applications are available on-line at www.kathyloper-events.com/cougarchase or by calling Kathy Loper Events at (619) 298-7400.
The Southwestern College School of Arts and Communication is proud to present its 31st Annual Pops Concert, Sunday, October 1, 4 p.m., in the college's Mayan Hall Theatre. This is a date change from September 24. The concert sill feature performances from the college's jazz ensemble, chamber singers, and choir. Tickets for the concert are $10 general admission and $7 for students and senior citizens. For more information call the Southwestern College School of Arts and Communication at (619) 482-6404.
An insightful exhibition that chronicles five decades of one of San Diego's most influential art groups is coming to Southwestern College. The Southwestern College Art Gallery welcomes the Allied Craftsmen Show: "Beyond Borders" October 5 through November 2. The College will host a free opening reception in the art gallery October 5 at 6 p.m. "Beyond Borders" will showcase the works of art of Mexican glass and mixed media artists Einar and Jamex de la Torre. For more information, call Pasha Turley at 421-6700 ext. 5368 or the School of Arts and Communications at 482-6404.
Rocks The Block
The Gaslamp Quarter on Thursday, October 5th will be Rocking The Block from 4:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. The event will feature more than 6 live local and national bands that will keep you partying long into the night on the main outside stage. 5th Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic between Market & J Street as ROCK-toberfest takes the streets of the Gaslamp Quarter. The event will have great Hof Brau beer specials for you non-German drinkers throughout the event, as well as great non-traditional and traditional German food. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Christies place a haven for families impacted by HIV and AIDS will benefit from this event. For more information, call 233-5008.
Look Homeward, Angel
The Grossmont College Theatre Arts Department will present Look Homeward, Angel, October 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, @ 8 PM and October 7, 14 @ e Stagehouse Theatre. This powerful American classic captures the sardonic humor and grief of a young man's coming of age. Be a part of an exceptional evening in the Theatre. General admission is $10, faculty and staff $9, students $7. Free parking in Lot #1. For more information call 644-7234.