February 5, 1999

Calendar of Events

by Berenice Cisneros

Senior Citizens Valentine's Dance

The Senior Citizen Services, City of San Diego Park & Recreation Department will hold a Senior Citizens dance to celebrate Valentine's Day on Thursday, February 11, 1999, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. It will be held at the Balboa Park Club in Balboa Park, near the House of Pacific Relations.

Billy Joel's "Swingtime Orchestra" will provide live music for your dancing and listening pleasure. A donation of $2.00 will be collected at the door. Mr. Valentine and Ms. Valentine will be selected. Refreshments will be served. Bring your friends for an afternoon of fun. For additional information, please call Senior Citizen Services at 236-6905.


Art Exhibition

Spruce Street Forum is pleased to announce two new arts exhibitions which will open with a reception for the artists on Friday, Feb. 12 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. "Collections," is a mixed media art exhibit in the Main Gallery by Li Huai, a highly respected artist born in China. "Objects and Portraits," photography by Angel Nevarez, born in Mexico, will be exhibited in the Small Gallery.

The exhibition is free and open to the public, and will run through April. Gallery hours are Thursday - Saturday 1-6 p.m. For additional information, please call the Spruce Street Forum at 295-0301.



Take a journey from East to West in Dragonwings as Moon Shadow, a young Chinese boy, travels to San Francisco in 1906 to join his father. Cultures collide as this young boy struggles with a new country, language, and a relationship to the stranger who is his father. The story develops as the boy learns of his father's desire to recapture the Wright Brothers experience at flight, and both father and son work together to build an airplane and a dream. Poetically told, Dra-gonwings has a universal theme that is inspiring to audiences of all ages.

Dragonwings opens Friday, February 5th and runs February 6, 11 and 12 at 8 p.m. February 7 and 14 at 2 p.m. with a special Children's Theatre of the World Festival performance February 13 at 2:30 p.m. at SDSU's Don Powell Theater. Ticket prices are $9 to $13. For tickets call 594-6884.


"They're Playing Our Song"

The Coronado Playhouse is proud to present a funny, romantic story about a couple who write today's most popular love songs, but have a difficult time making their lives as harmonious as their music.

The Opening Night Gala is Friday, February 5th at 7 p.m. and includes a Champagne Buffet supper for $30.00. Thereafter, tickets are $15 on Fridays and Saturdays, and $12 on Thursdays and Sundays. For reservations or additional information, call 435-4856.


Folk Fair

The International Dance Association of San Diego County announces the 22nd Annual Folk Fair to be held on Sunday, February 7, in the Balboa Park Club from noon to 5 p.m., and a Beginner's Dance Workshop to be held on Saturday, February 13, in the Recital Hall, Balboa Park from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Both events are open to the general public and admission is free. No dance experience is necessary and singles or couples are welcome. At the Saturday, February 13, Beginner's Workshop features classes by teachers from the various International Dance Association member clubs. Folk dancing, ballroom dancing, contra dancing and Scottish country dancing will be features. All classes are free. For additional information please call 280-5855.


My Fair Lady

Lamb's Players Theatre presents "My Fair Lady," the beloved musical, from February 5 - March 14 on the resident stage at 1142 Orange Ave. in Coronado.

Lamb's Players provides a fresh look at George Bernard Shaw's brilliant story of the language professor who boasts he can pass a poor Cockney girl off as a royal heiress at the grand ball. This is one of the finest musicals ever written and is filled with memorable songs. Tickets range from $16 to $32 and are available by calling the Lamb's Players Theatre Box Office at 437-0600.


Mata Ortiz Pottery Demonstration

An extraordinary selection of more than 100 pieces of Mata Ortiz pottery will be on display during a special demonstration and sale hosted by the San Diego Museum of Man and Galeria de Perez Meillon, from 1 am to 4:30 pm., February 6 and 7. Admission to the event is $5 for adults, $3 for children 6 to 17 years old and free to Museum members and children 5 and under.

"Potters from Mata Ortiz". Graciela and Hector Gallegos and Hector, Jr., who will accompany his parents to San Diego.

Master potters Hector and Graciela Gallegos — both from Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua, Mexico — will deftly demonstrate their craft, presenting pottery demonstrations and firings each day at 4 pm. (Weather permitting).

In addition to work by the Gallegos family, a selection of over 100 pieces of pottery by other members of the Mata Ortiz village will be for sale. These include pieces by potters ranging from young beginners to masters whose works are highly prized by collectors. For further information, please call 239-2001.

"Free for All First Sunday"

The focus of February's Free-for-All First Sunday is the art of printmaking. Join local artists Dorothy Annette and Patricia Ruelas in a printmaking workshop where they will teach participants how to create personalized rubber stamps. The stamps can be used to make valentines, notecards or an artwork.

Both the workshop and talk are free to the public, as is admission to the La Jolla location where visitors can view the landmark exhibition Francis Bacon: The Papal Portraits of 1953. MCA La Jolla is located at 700 Prospect Street and is open on Sunday from noon to 5 pm. For more information on the event or exhibitions, call 454-3541.

"Of Mice and Men"

San Diego Opera Onsites is presenting two lectures at the Chula Vista Civic Center Library as part of various presentations on the famous John Steinbeck novella and Carlisle Floyd Opera, "Of Mice and Men."

The first, "A Photographic Chronicle of the Thirties: Horace Bristol and other Photographers," is scheduled on Feb. 2 and the second is "Who's the Mouse and Who's the Man?" on Feb. 9. Both Tuesday lectures will take place in the library's auditorium, located at 365 F St., from 7 to 8 p.m. Admission is free. For more information contact the Library at 691-5069.


Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Historic Preservation Hall is like an old cornet with a patina of unshined brass, blown by a master player; pretty it's not, but when judged by the superb sounds that come from it, it's beautiful. So when the legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band lands in San Diego County this February 14, at 7:30 pm, traditional jazz lovers should know exactly where to take a loved one for Valentine's Day: the East County Performing Arts Center in El Cajon, located at 210 East Main Street. For ticket prices or any other additional information, please call 440-2277.

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