April 23, 1999
by Berenice Cisneros
Mingei International Will Show Ethiopia's Healing Art
The Image as Medicine in Ethiopia opens at Mingei International Museum April 23 and continues through May 30. The exhibition presents approximately 50 objects in which art and healing are fundamentally linked. The Museum is located at 1439 El Prado, and is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children ages 6-17 and students with ID. For information, call 239-0003.
Fifth Annual Magnolia Festival of The Arts
Main Street in El Cajon hosts the Fifth Annual Magnolia Festival of the Arts on Saturday, April 24th & Sunday 25th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. See renowned artists Amado Peña & Marvin Blackmore in person along with 60 additional fine artists & artisans.
The entertainment bill on the Promenade stage features 1996 San Diego Music Award winner Hollis Gentry, Scotts-dale, AZ's Steve Thomas, East County's The Offbeats & other "live" musical groups including CAVU. This event is free to the public. There will be delicious food and kid's art booth and sidewalk chalk art. For more information, call 440-6161.
The Keller Quartet
The Keller Quarter will perform at 8 p.m. April 24th in Mandeville Auditorium at the University of California, San Diego. Within a four-week period in 1990 the quarter won two of the most important European string quarter competitions. The Evian International String Quarter Competition and the Second Borciani International Competition. Tickets for the Keller Quartet are $20 general admission and $10 for students. For more information on the entire season, call 534-4090.
In a funny and heartbreaking story of women on the American frontier, The North Coast Repertory Theatre proudly presents Abundance, opening April 24 through May 30, 1999. A tall tale set in America's Wild West, "Abundance", by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Beth Henley (Crimes of the Heart) is the intriguing story of two mail-order brides who meet and travel the road of friendship, love, treachery, and adventure. For tickets or any other information, call 481-1055. NCRT is located just East of I-5 on Lomas Santa Fe Drive in the Southeast corner of the Lomas Santa Fe Plaza, Solana Beach.
Momix, a company of dancer-illusionists whose performance is praised as one of the most inventive and fascinating creations ever hatched by anyone, will perform at 8 p.m. April 25 in Mandeville Auditorium at the University of California, San Diego. It's a combination of dream, magic, light show and hymn to the glories of the human body. Tickets for Momix are $20 general admission, $17 for faculty, staff and senior citizens, and $15 for students. Tickets are available at the UCSD Box Office, 534-8497. For more information on the entire season of events, call 534-4090.
"Day At The Docks `99"
The Port of San Diego and the San Diego Sportfishing Council invite visitors and San Diegans alike to discover a unique segment of San Diego waterfront at the annual Day At The Docks festival. A San Diego sportfishing tradition, Day At The Docks takes place on Sunday, April 25th against the colorful and dynamic backdrop of the San Diego Sportfishing Landings in Point Loma.
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. this community festival will have something for everyone who delights in the sea. The event features catch and release fishing areas for kids, casting contests, prizes, boat rides around the bay, open house aboard fleet vessels, displays by leading fishing tackle manufacturers, marine retailers and artists, fishing seminars, classic boats, music, entertainment, and of course, lots of food! Admission is absolutely free.
12th Annual Jr. Concert
PASACAT is proud to present the 12th Annual Junior PASACAT Concert, on Sunday, April 25 at 2 p.m. at the Educational Cultural Complex located at 4343 Ocean View Blvd., San Diego. The 90-minute presentation will feature 40 dancers, ages 5 to 18, and the PASACAT Rondalla and Indigenous Instrumentalists Ensembles, in a repertoire of traditional Philippine dancers from Northern Luzon, the Spanish era, Mindanao and the philippine countryside. Tickets are $8 and may be purchased at the door. For more information, call 477-3383.
Music, Historic, Dance Programs
Blues music, the historic Otay Watch Company and traditional Mexican dances will be featured at three free special programs offered at Chula Vista's libraries. "Many Shades of Blues", a collaborative performance by local musicians on April 28 beginning at 7:30 p.m., in the auditorium of the Chula Vista Civic Center Library, celebrates the musical genre of the blues. Featured will be local group "J.D. and the Bluesbusters."
Community members are invited to this free program to hear a variety of blues music including vintage, traditional, gospel, funky and Delta. The Civic Center Library is located at 365 F Street. For more information call 691-5069.
Two Rockin' Blues Events
Blues Lovers United of San Diego is hosting two great blues events on Sunday, April 25th and Saturday, May 1st. The April 25th event will be an all ages dance concert and jam from 2 p.m. `til 7 p.m. at Just Java Café, located at 285 3rd Street in Chula Vista, musical guests include Chill Boy, Rockin' Blues Hounds and the BLUSD Allstar Band. Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase, and there is no cover charge at the door.
The Saturday, May 1st event is a BLUSD Cavalcade & Revue from 7 p.m. `til midnight at the Culy Trucking Warehouse, located at 338 7th Avenue, between J & K, in the historic gaslamp quarter, downtown. Musical guests include Blonde Bruce, the Bill Magee Blues Band, Bid Daddy & The Money Shakers. The cover is $5 for the general public. For more information call 465-9572.
"El Nopal Boy"
Teatro Izcalli Sin Verguenza (The Shameless House of Re-Awakening Theater) returns to the Centro with its popular comedy El Nopal Boy for one weekend only at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 30th, and Saturday, May 1st. The final performance will be a 1 p.m. matinee on Sunday, May 2nd. Tickets are $8 for adults and $7 for students. All performances will be at the Centro in Balboa Park, 2004 Park Blvd., North of President's Way. For information and tickets call 692-7313.
18th Annual Art Alive Blossoms
The San Diego Museum of Art director Steven Brezzo has announced that the eighteenth annual Art Alive event will be presented at the museum from April 29 to May 2, 1999.
Art Alive combines the beauty of nature with the elegance of art. Inspiration for this year's theme is taken from the whimsical scene in Maurice Prendergast's watercolor entitled The Picnic. The centerpiece of Art Alive, will be magically transformed with flowers by San Diego's own Kathy Wright and Company. The Garden Hop will return this year, offering unique merchandise, and the colorful Flower Market will grace the entrance to the museum. For more information, call 232-7931.
United States International University's tenth annual International Friendship Festival will take place on Saturday, May 1st. More than 5,000 people from the San Diego community are expected to attend this daylong, outdoor event which features food, crafts, and entertainment from around the world.
The festival, which runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. will feature live entertainment throughout the day, including international music and dance performances and a multi-cultural student style show. Family activities will include a train ride for children, fun jumps for adults and children, magicians and clowns. Families are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. For more information, call 635-4673.
15th Philippine Cultural Arts Festival
The 15th Philippine Cultural Arts Festival will be held May 1 & 2 in Balboa Park, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. It's free and open to the public. The main focus of the Festival, a showcase of Philippine Cultural Arts, will be a spacious and attractively decorated outdoor stage. Non-stop performances will feature traditional Philippine folk dances from various regions of the Philippines, Philippine rondalla, kulintang music, folk songs, choral ensembles and escrima. Delicious Filipino foods and authentic delicacies will be available. There will also be a variety of exhibits including Philippine weavings & textiles, paintings and Philippine orchids. For more information, please call 444-7528.
Maytime Band Review Parade
The 52nd Annual Maytime Band Review Parade takes place in National City on Saturday, May 1st, starting at 10:30 a.m. Forty high school and junior high/ middle schools bands from throughout the State of California will be participating.
Parade goes north on Highland Avenue starting at 28th street, west on 16th Street to Kimball Park. Awards ceremony following parade in Kimball Park. There is limited bleacher seating available. Tickets are available at the National City Chamber of Commerce Office located at 711 "A" Avenue.
San Diego Model Railroad Museum in Balboa Park: Museum's Railroadiana Swap Meet for train fans and collectors, hobby items and railroad memorabilia will be on sale Saturday, May 1st from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at Casa de Balboa building on The Prado. Admission to buyers is $2 and includes all-day museum pass. Sellers $5 per table (bring your own table). For more information, call Barbara at the Museum at 696-0199.