January 19, 2001

Calendar of Events...

by Berenice Cisneros

Free Performance

The Chula Vista Children's Choir will gather to sing their favorite songs on Jan 20, at 2 p.m. The performance will be held in the Rosemary Lane Galeria of the South Chula Vista Public Library, located at 389 Orange Avenue. Admission is free. The 21 singers range in age from 6 to 13. For more information, please call 585-5755.


Whale Watch

The Cabrillo National Monument invites everyone to the annual Whale Watch weekend, January 20 and 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the monument. This event celebrates the return of the Pacific Gray Whales to Point Loma as part of their annual round trip migration from Alaska to Baja California.

Some of the activities your family will enjoy will be "A Whale of a Tale", a children's program presented by park rangers, volunteers, and staff members from Sea World. There will be a book signing by Dr. Sam Ridgeway in the monument's Visitor Center where you will also find a tantalizing photo exhibit. Exhibitors will include the Stephen Birch Aquarium at Scripps, Sea World, and the San Diego Natural History Museum. The always-adventurous Ms. Frizzle will be on hand to take children of all ages on an imaginary voyage to explore the gray whales. There is a $5.00 per vehicle entrance fee; Pass holders are admitted free. For additional information, call 557-5450.


The Printer's Craft

The Southwestern College Art Gallery kicks off the new year with an exhibition showcasing the timeless art of black and white photography January 24 through February 21. The exhibition will highlight the original prints of Gene Nocon, which includes photos of Linda McCartney, Cecil Beaton, and images from the Kobal Hollywood Collection. For more information call Pasha Turley at 421-6700 ext. 5368.


Moonlight at The Avo

Moonlight Amphitheatre's presents "Moonlight at the Avo" Winter Season production of Romance/Romance, a romantic musical which showcases notions of love in the late 19th and 20th centuries. This musical will be performed January 25 through February 18 at the Avo Playhouse, 303 East Vista Way.

Set in Vienna of the late 1800s in the first act and then present-day New York for the second act, stars Moonlight veterans Eric Anderson, of Vista, and Bets Malone of Los Angeles. Tickets cost $16 with some discounts available and may be purchased by calling VisTix at (760) 724-2110.


Dolores of the River

The Lyceum Stage in downtown San Diego will once again come alive with dynamic new dances by Artistic Director, Nancy McCaleb - presenting Dolores of the River, dedicated to Hollywood film legend Dolores del Rio. It was del Rio who shocked the cinema world when she introduced the two-piece bathing suit to film in Flying Down to Rio.

Music collaborator, Miles Anderson, has created a new original score which will be played live, that mixes Latin rhythms, classical music, and religious riffs for Dolores of the River. She first came from Mexico in 1925 and within less than a year she became an international film star. Performances will be on the Lyceum Theatre's main stage from January 25-28. Tickets range from $18 - $12, and may be purchased by calling 544-1000.

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