February 04, 2000

Calendar of Events...

by Berenice Cisneros


"Free-For-All-First Sunday"

The Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego invites the public to its monthly FREE art workshop at "Free-For-All First Sunday"! Each first Sunday of the month, the downtown location of the Museum hosts art workshops from 2 to 5 p.m. Also, admission is free at both MCA locations.

La Jolla site (700 Prospect Street) will be open with the new exhibition Small World: Dioramas in Contemporary Art. Workshop participants will be able to help create the miniature world of trees, towns, and people that surround the trains! While working on the diorama, Virginia and Lou Curtiss will sing popular train tunes.


Winter Dance Concert

The Dance Department of the San Diego School for Creative and Performing Arts will present its Winter Dance Concert on Wednesday, Feb, 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the Florence Johnson Grand Theater, located at 2425 Dusk Drive in San Diego. The dance concert will showcase the choreography of the SCPA dance faculty, presenting an exciting program of various dance styles. Tickets range in price from $4-$6 and they may be purchased by calling the SCPA at 470-0588.


Harpist & Storyteller

Oceanside Public Library presents musician and storyteller Patrick Ball, who brings us the unusual and ancient sounds of the Celtic Harp. Concert is to be held in the library's Civic Center Community Rooms, Friday, February 4, at 7 & 9 p.m. Tickets are $6. Call (760) 435-5570 for additional information.


Island Arts Scene

On Saturday, February 5th, at Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado Island, come support the kids in our country who attend the Coronado School of the Arts. Help keep the arts alive and enjoy fine dining, cool music and mingle with local personalities at the same time. The Gala features a live auction, and a show featuring CoSa students. Swing `til you drop at this elegant event. For tickets and information, call 522-8969. Tickets are $100 per person.


"The Great Whirl of Exile"

Well known Chicano poet Leroy V. Quintana will present a selection of contemporary poetry for his new book, The Great Whirl of Exile. Quintana's work addresses some of the central dilemmas of modern American life, among them tradition, progress, self-fulfillment and alienation. Books will be available for purchase and Quintana will sign them after the presentation. For more information, please call 239-2001.


"Knockout" Opens February 4th

A female Latino boxing drama that delivers tears and cheers and features a positive Latina heroine who takes charge of her life and breaks stereotypes, will open wide on February 4th. Knockout was made primarily by a minority cast and crew, with an African American woman producing and the largest percentage of the cast and crew being Latino. Starring Sophia-Adella Hernandez, Eduardo Yanez, Maria Conchita Alonso and Paul Winfield.

In the mean streets of East Los Angeles, a dying mother relays a valuable lesson to her precious 9-year-old daughter that she learned after her husband gave up his boxing career for his family. Now, 15 years later, Belle, the grown-up daughter, had a dream of her own: to continue the journey her father began and become a champion. The Latin-infused soundtrack, produced and supervised by Rudy Perez, features Sheila E., Jose Feliciano, Christian, Brenda Doumani, Robin S. Angie & Debbie Winans and Olga Tanon is also a knockout. Check your newspaper for playdates and times with your favorite theatre, now showing at Mission Valley 20, Palm Promenade 24, Parkway Plaza 18, Chula Vista 10, Gaslamp 15, Rancho del Rey 16, Sweetwater 6.


"Slam" Comes to San Diego Repertory Theatre

A collision of rhythms and an explosion of words, music and desires. Slam is an all-night strut by eight contemporary American dreamers: black, white and Latino who collide at the Last Word Café, a club where legends are made. Slam is nonstop streetwise dancing; it's comedy, beat, poetry, stand up, spoken word, hip hop, doo-wop, swing, funk, rap, rhythm and blues and jazz. Slam comes to San Diego Repertory Theatre opening February 4. Ticket prices range from $21-$34. For more information, call 544-1000.


Violinist Elmar Oliveira

Classical works from three Russian masters plus American violinist Elmar Oliveira will be featured during the San Diego Symphony's three-day Connoisseur concerts on Feb. 4-6. Elmar Oliveira has taken his place as one of the most commanding violinists of our time with his unsurpassed combination of impeccable artistry and old-world elegance. Friday and Saturday evening Connoisseur concerts begin at 8 p.m. The Connoisseur Sunday matinee begin at 2 p.m. Ticket prices range from $15-$60. Concerts are held at Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B Street, downtown. You may purchase your tickets by calling 235-0804.


Cruise & Tour

Cruise Holidays San Diego presents Cruise & Tour Affair `2000, an expanded version of their highly successful show & sale that everyone's been waiting for. The event will be held in Mission Valley on Sunday, Feb. 6, from 11 AM - 3 PM at the Scottish Rite Center, located at 1895 Camino del Rio South.

Seminars on small ship/river, luxury and theme cruises as well as land tours to many destinations, including Europe and Tahiti will provide in-depth information for those who attend. This is a wonderful opportunity to plan a family reunion cruise or tour. For more information call, 858-576-2299, or 800-869-8321.

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