December 23, 1999

Calendar of Events...

by Berenice Cisneros


Land of The Winged Horsemen

This one of a kind exhibition opening at the San Diego Museum of Art on Tuesday, Dec. 21, will offer an in-depth view of this golden age of Polish history and art. Land of the Winged Horsemen: Art in Poland, 1572-1764, which runs through Feb. 27, 2000, displays over 150 works of fine and decorative art, arms and armor - including Polish national treasures drawn from thirty-four churches and public collections throughout Poland, many of which have never before traveled to the United States. It presents a detailed picture of the splendor, richness and remarkable society that characterized baroque Poland.

The museum is located at 1450 El Prado in Balboa Park, is open Tuesday - Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tickets range from $3 - $8. For more information, call 232-7931 or visit the museum's Web site at


San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade

A colossal Cat in the Hat and a gigantic Grinch will join other towering balloons, festive floats and marching bands to highlight the 1999 Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade presented by Metabolife. Free to the public, America's Largest Balloon Parade begins at 10 a.m., Wednesday, December 29. With the theme "Millennium Madness," the parade follows a scenic one-mile waterfront route on Harbor Drive in downtown San Diego.

The event will kick off with the Denny's Holiday Bowl Parade 5K Run, with over 1,000 runners and walkers. Other entries will include spectacularly vibrant floats from as far away as Puyallap, Washington, as well as 17 talented marching bands from throughout the United States and Japan. The parade will be televised locally on Channel 4 San Diego and nationally via PAX-TV. For more information and grandstand ticket purchases call 283-5808.


"Something Cool for San Diego Teens"

United Youth of the World, along with the Friday Night Live and Club Live clubs, announces New Year's Eve Ice Jam Millennium, the sixth annual New Year's Eve ice skating party geared toward teens. The party will be held at UTC Ice Chalet, University Towne Centre on December 31, from 7:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Ice Jam is an event which offers people of all ages a safe, fun-filled, and alcohol-free environment to celebrate New Year's Eve. Admission price is $20 in advance and $25 the day of (if tickets are not sold out), which includes everything: skate use, all night ice skating on the olympic size rink, Pizza, Soda, Sega Dreamcast and Nintendo 64 lounge with a tournament, music by two DJs, a "Dino Jump," Velcro Wall, Gigantic Slice, Rock Climbing Wall, Live Bands, dancing and a Count-Down Party at midnight and much much more. For more information call (858) 452-9110.


An Uncommon Mission

The San Diego Historical Society in association with Marby's California will present An Uncommon Mission: Father Jerome Tupa Paints the California Missions beginning December 2 through March 12, 2000 at the Society's flagship museum in Balboa Park. The exhibition offers a unique artistic interpretation of the chain of 21 early California Franciscan missions.

The Society is the first venue to publicly present this collection. Colored by his eclectic interests, his depictions of some of the most treasured historical sites provide a fascinating glimpse of the monk, man, artist and teacher. A Benedictine monk by vocation, Father Jerome Tupa is perhaps the modern day incarnation of a Renaissance man. A professor of French at St. John's Abbey/University in Collegeville, Minnesota having attained his Ph.D. in French Literature from the University of Paris, Father Tupa has also chosen to express his spiritual devotion through his art, which he does in an eloquent, engaging style. For more information, please call 232-6203.


`Carnaval' for New Year's Day

`Rio' comes to San Diego and high kicks the year 2000 into reality with a lavish "Carnaval" celebration at Old Town's Bazaar del Mundo, 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday, January 1. The event is free and will take place in the Bazaar del Mundo's lush garden courtyard. Festivities begin with a back-to-back Brazilian and traditional Hispanic music and dance. The boot-stomping entertainment of Super Sonic Samba School and multicolored larger-than-life puppets, which tower 12 feet into the air will lead the procession beginning in the Bazaar's courtyard stage, marching through the community of Old Town to Casa Guadalajara at Juan and Taylor Streets before working its way back. For more information, call 296-3161.


Show Boat

Tickets for the Classic American musical "Show Boat" are now on sale for performances January 4-9, 2000, at the Civic Theatre located at Third and B St., downtown San Diego.

The story of Show Boat, spans a 40 year period, moving from the post-Reconstruction Deep South in the 1880s to the world of industrialized Chicago, all the way through the jazz age and the Roaring `20s. Show Boat tells the story of the Cotton Blossom, a floating theater that plied the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers a century ago, and its owner, Capt. Andy Hawks; his wife, Parthy; their daughter, Magnolia, who falls in love with Gaylord Ravenal, a dashing riverboat gambler who joins the show boat troupe as an actor; and the tragically fate Julie, a victim of the oppressive Jim Crow laws of the period. Tickets range from $22-$49.50. For more information, call 231-8995.


Especial del Milenio

La celebración milenaria más grande y sensacional del mundo hispano tendrá lugar aquí en los Estados Unidos... ¡en Univisión! El programa especial de la cadena, ¡Feliz Milenio!, brindará a los televidentes 24 horas continuas de diversión y entretenimiento, presentando a una impresionante lista de estrellas famosas. Saldrá al aire en vivo por la cadena desde las 6:00 a.m. (ET) del viernes, 31 de diciembre, 1999 hasta las 6:00 a.m. (ET) del sábado, 1ro de enero, 2000.

Esta transmisión histórica también presentará un recuento de las noticias más notables de la historia, un recorrido nostálgico por los video-archivos de Univisión, y muchos otros segmentos interesantes relacionados con el milenio.

Juan Gabriel, uno de los más grandes artistas latinos de todos los tiempos, ha confirmado su participación en este progama especial de Univisión, donde interpretará sus canciones más famosas, compartirá con el público presente y recibirá el nuevo milenio junto a toda la familia de Univisión.

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