February 11, 2000
by Berenice Cisneros
East Side Dreams
The title of the first chapter is "The Worst Day of My Life" because, when Art Rodriguez was 16 years old, he was sent to a prison for young offenders. As this ordeal begins, he dreams back to childhood memories. As you read you will experience with him the difficulties he had growing up and dealing with his father. This story will make your emotions run high. You will laugh, cry, and laugh again. It is an inspirational book, written by himself, relating life's experiences from a delinquent kid to a successful businessman. Come meet him at Casa del Libro located at 1735 University Ave., San Diego, Friday, February 11 at 7:00 p.m.
Francisco (Cipriano Garcia) and Maria (Leticia Herrera) meet at a sweet fifteen party in the "Home" episode of The City (La Ciudad).
With stunning black and white cinematography and an intensive collaboration with the New York Latino immigrant community over a five-year period, La Ciudad (The City), weaves a rich narrative tapestry of present day immigrant life. The film's four unforgettable stories center on a group of day-laborers scavenging for bricks; two teenagers from the same hometown who meet in the projects and fall in love; a homeless father who tries to enroll his daughter in school; and a garment worker who seeks justice in the sweatshops. Playing at the Ken Cinema located at 4061 Adams Avenue, Friday, February 11th - 17th. For more information, call 283-5909.
Evening of Romance
California Ballet Company of San Diego will perform the famed classic love story Romeo and Juliet and La Bavadere, Act 4, Saturday, Feb. 12 and Sunday, Feb. 13 at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. This danced adaptation incorporates the entire spectrum of great tragedy, strong emotion, humor, pathos, love, death and idealism. This is the perfect opportunity to treat your sweetheart or loved ones for Valentine's Day. Ticket prices range from $24 - $39. For more information, call 560-6741.
World-Famous Harlem Globetrotter
A member of the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters will visit the Denny's restaurant at 3920 West Point Loma Boulevard in San Diego on Tuesday, Feb. 15. The appearance is part of the Harlem Globetrotters North American tour, which brings the entire team to play in San Diego 10 days after the appearance. World-Famous Harlem Globetrotter, Roy "ZaZu" Byrd, a 6-foot, 4-inch guard for the team, will be at the San Diego Denny's from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. He will demonstrate ball handling techniques, sign autographs and share smiles with fans of all ages.
Bring your imagination and get ready to create valentines for the special people in your life. They can be funny, pretty, wild, serious, and even romantic. You bring the idea - we'll provide the materials! Pre-registration is required. Program will be held at Oceanside Mission Branch Library StoryLand, at 3861 Mission Avenue, Call 435-5645 for more information.
On February 19, at the Civic Center Library, discover the fascinating continent of Africa with musician Nikola Clay. Learn about African dances, native instruments, games, and songs. We'll also serve a tasty bit of African food and let you leave with a taste souvenir from your visit to these distant lands. Call 435-5690 for additional information.
Following the success of his recent album, "Marc Anthony," Grammy winner and internationally acclaimed Latin artist Marc Anthony brings his spectacular concert to HBO in an exclusive event. The Concert from Madison Square Garden will capture the multi-platinum singer before his legions of fans at Madison Square Garden in his native New York City on this special debut Saturday, February 12 (10:00-11:30 p.m. ET). Other playdates: February 20, 24 and 26. The concert will feature his English-language hits, along with smashes from his three Spanish-language salsa albums, which established him as the top-selling salsa singer in the world. Among the songs will be "I Need to Know," "You Sang to Me" and "When I Dream at Night."
Journey of The Lion
On February 16, the San Diego Public Library will present the film Journey of the Lion. Brother Howie is a Jamaican Rastafari who dreams of the land of his ancestors: Africa. On a journey in search of his roots and his identity, he travels through three continents and with great humor and sensitivity, discovers the world and Africa. The film showing will be held in the third floor auditorium of the Central Library located at 820 E Street. The film begins at 6:00 p.m. and is free to the public.
"Music from the Heart"
On February 11-13, the San Diego Symphony will perform three "Music from the Heart" concerts that showcase the most beloved songs from the big screen to the stage. Musical highlights include popular love songs such as My Funny Valentine, Some Enchanted Evening and We've Only Just Begun. Romantic songs from film and stage will also be featured, including songs from Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story, Phantom of the Opera, The Music Man, Titanic, Aladdin and Casablanca. Single tickets range from $10-$45. For special dinner packages or deluxe packages, call 1-800-962-1367 for more information.
Students enrolled in Christian Youth Theater's Winter 2000 classes are preparing seven totally complete musical theater production for family audiences, to be presented at theater venues across San Diego County and in the Temecula Valley. Each production features student performers ranging from 8 to 18 in a fully staged musical, guaranteed to offer quality, live theater for families of all ages to enjoy. Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under.
Students from North County Inland CYT will premiere The Hunchback of Notre Dame at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido on Feb. 11, 18 and 19 at 7 p.m. and February 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 2 p.m.; Students from North County Coastal's CYT will perform Beauty and the Beast at the La Paloma Theatre, February 18, 19, 25 and 26, at 6 p.m. and February 19, 26 and 27 at 2 p.m.; Students from CYT's Tri City area will perform A Little Princess at the Truax Performing Arts Center on Feb. 25, March 3 and 4 at 7 p.m. and February 26, March 4 and 5 at 2 p.m.
Students from Temecula will perform Annie Warbucks at Murrieta Town Hall, on February 25, 26, March 3 and 4 at 7 p.m. and February 26, March 4 and 5 at 2 p.m. Students from CYT will present Great American Tall Tales at Rancho del Rey Middle School, on March 3, 4, 10 and 11 at 7 p.m. and March 11 and 12 at 2 p.m.; Students from San Diego/East County CYT will perform The Hobbit at Lewis Middle School on March 3, 10, and 11 at 7 p.m. and March 4, 5, 11 and 12 at 2 p.m.; CYT students in San Diego Central will present The Wind in the Willows at Clairemont High School on March 10, 17 and 18 at 7 p.m. and March 11, 12 and 18 at 2 p.m. For more information, call 588-0206 or 800-696-1929.