February 8, 2008

Calendar of Events:

Adapta Project presents Army of Icons

Adapta Project has been roused by the opportunity to put together a show at The New Children’s Museum San Diego, the award-winning, much-anticipated space designed by San Diego architect Rob Quigley.

Army of Icons—Adapta Project’s next curatorial creation opening at The New Children’s Museum from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, and remaining on view from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16—will feature works by San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Tijuana artists whose work represents iconic imagery from various subcultures and urban tribes.

Installations, paintings and videos by the Mely Barragan, Kelsey Brookes, John Dillemuth, Christopher Gay, Richard Gleaves, Jordan Guzzardo, Don Hollis, Andy Howell, Mike Maxwell, David Mishoulam, Plasticgod, Rob Queenin and Perry Vasquez will show you what’s iconic in their worlds—but don’t expect the expected pop-culture iconography that dominates the mainstream today. Army of Icons will make you question or rethink the subtler meanings behind what you’ve accepted thus far.

The New Children’s Museum is located at 200 W. Island Ave. in downtown San Diego.

Celebrate Black History Month With “Stories From The Heart” at Mission Branch Library

Linda Brown, a professional storyteller and Vice President of the Black Storytellers of San Diego, will tell heartwarming stories about African American family, culture, and heritage in the Mission Branch Library Community Room on Sunday, February 10, at 2:00 p.m. This program is part of the Oceanside Public Library’s celebration of Black History Month. Ms. Brown has been telling stories for ten years in schools and libraries all over San Diego County. She enjoys telling tales from her own, original repertoire of material for all ages, and believes that true stories are always told from the heart. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library. Refreshments will be served.

Film Classics From Mexcio

Film Classics from Mexico will be shown monthly at the Mt. View/Beckwourth branch of the San Diego Public Library, on the second Wednesday evening of each month from 6-8 pm. “Tonta Tonta” con La India Maria is the next film in the series on Feb. 13. On March 12 “Ustedes Los Ricos” con Pedro Infante will be shown.

Mt. View Beckwourth Branch Library is located at 721 San Pasqual St. Ph. 619-527-3404

Celebremos a los Niños en el Museo Marítimo de San Diego
Paseos en Barco, Artesanías y Admisión Gratis para todos los Niños

Disfruta de todo un día de diversión familiar este invierno en el Museo Marítimo de San Diego el domingo 10 de febrero. Los niños podrán participar en actividades divertidas y educacionales que se llevan a cabo a bordo de las diferentes embarcaciones del museo. En esta ocasión incluyen aprender sobre el funcionamiento de los motores de vapor del Berkeley y los niños también podrán crear su propio minibuque de vapor para llevárselo a casa. Un paseo corto por la bahía de San Diego a bordo de la lancha “Pilot” estará incluido con el costo de admisión para todos los visitantes. Los niños menores de 12 años no pagan nada durante todo este día de otoño.

Los paseos en la bahía se llevarán a cabo este día especial de 11 de la mañana hasta las 4 de la tarde. Los niños deben ir acompañados por un adulto para recibir admisión gratis. Solo dos niños por cada adulto pagado serán admitidos. Llega temprano para que no te pierdas el paseo en la lancha “Pilot” por la bahía, ya que el cupo es limitado. Los adultos deben pagar admisión al museo para poder tomar este paseo. Los niños no serán admitidos a bordo de la embarcación sin la compañía de un adulto.

Story of Japanese Community in Tijuana Revealed
Premier screening of the documentary : “The closest point in Mexico to Japan”

The first documentary ever made on a rather unknown history of the Japanese community in Tijuana, Mexico, will be screened at University of San Diego Joan B. Kroc Institute of Peace and Justice Theatre, at 7pm, Wednesday, February 13th, 2008. The event is free of admission and open to the public. Parking is available in the Joan B. Kroc Institute of Peace and Justice and the west parking structure.

This documentary directed and produced by Shinpei Takeda reveals the history of the Japanese community in Tijuana that has existed since the 1920s. The documentary weaves the images taken by the first documentary photographer of Tijuana, Kingo Nonaka with testimonials from the first, second and the third generations of Japanese descendants. The documentary also highlights the history of the post-globalized city and the city of immigrants, Tijuana by shedding light on stories such as the plight of the Japanese community during World War II, and the story of contemporary economical and cultural connections between Japan and Mexico.

University of San Diego Trans Border Institute, Joan B. Kroc Institute of Peace and Justice Theatre, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110. Tel: 619-260-4090

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