July 2, 1999
by Berenice Cisneros
July 4th Fireworks in Chula Vista
A spectacular fireworks display will be featured along Chula Vista Yacht Harbor and Bayside Park beginning at 9 p.m. Launched from a large barge located just west of the harbor and park in south San Diego Bay, excellent viewing of the fireworks is available anywhere along the Chula Vista bayfront. A musical simulcast during the fireworks display will be provided by KYXY-FM (96.5). Free shuttle bus service will be provided by Chula Vista Transit from the trolley stations at E, H and Palomar Streets, as well as the B.F. For further information about the event or about the shuttle service, call 585-5682.
"4th of July Comedy Explosion"
Featuring one of the hottest comedians "Don "D.C." Curry (former 1996 host of B.E.T. Comic View & "Grace under Fire Co-Star) - Sunday, July 4th at the 4th & B Concert Hall. Doors open at 7 p.m. - Showtime 8 p.m. Tickets are now on sale and may be purchased at 4th & B ticket office or by calling (231-4343).
San Diego Symphony Summer Pops Season
Downtown's scenic Navy Pier will come alive for another summer of world-class entertainment, fine dining and unrivaled ambience when the San Diego Symphony presents the 1999 Summer Pops Season from July 2 through September 5.
This Season, which is co-sponsored by Qualcomm and the Port of San Diego, begins with a traditional Old Fashioned Fourth celebration and ends with a dramatic Russian Nights Labor Day weekend performance. With dining prices ranging from $8 to $25, patrons will be able to choose from a variety of premium foods and beverages each week. Picnic basket check stations will also be set up for those who wish to bring their own food. For additional information, please contact the Symphony Ticket Office at 235-0804.
"Smoke on The Mountain"
Lamb's Players Theatre presents the hilarious musical "Smoke on the Mountain" by Connie Ray at the California Center for the Performing Arts in Escondido, and it runs July 8 through July 30, 1999.
In "Smoke on the Mountain," the great depression is coming to an end. It features classic music from America's heartland. The cast of seven versatile performers sing and play at least two instruments each. Ticket prices range from $24 - $34 with discounts available to youth, seniors, groups of 15 or more and active duty military. To purchase tickets call the Lamb's Players Theatre box office at 437-0600.
San Diego Junior Theatre presents the classic tale of "Charlotte's Web" at the Casa del Prado Theatre in Balboa Park from July 9 through July 25. Showtimes are Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Admission prices are $5 - $7 for seniors and children 12 and under, $7 - $9 for adults. Please call the box office at 239-8355 for ticket purchases.
This production promises to delight audiences of all ages with its cast of loveable barnyard animals including geese, ducks, sheep and chickens, not to mention everyone's favorite friend Wilbur, the pig, and his loyal companion, Charlotte, the spider. Audiences will fall in love with these fury friends as the story unfolds. This touching tale send a message of selflessness and unconditional love, one that all can appreciate, young or old.
San Diego's music lovers are in for a treat. On Friday, July 9, the San Diego-Chonju Sister City Society, in conjunction with the Music Department at the University of California at San Diego, will host "An Evening with the Seoul Academy Ensemble." The Ensemble consists of a 28-piece Korean professional all-women Symphony orchestra, including the famous Korean Soprano, Sun Yong Kim, one of the world's leading violinists, Il Yub Ju, who has performed in concert at Carnegie Hall. These talented ladies spend their non-touring hours as professors and music teachers in Seoul, Korea.
A special appearance will also be made by world-class flutist, Dea Won Kim. The concert takes place at 8 p.m., at UCSD's Mandeville Auditorium. Tickets can be purchased through Ticket Master at 220-8497 or through the UCSD Box Office at 534-4559.
"O Solé Mio"
Romance will be in the air on July
9th and 10th when the San Diego Symphony presents "O Solé
Mio," a Summer Pops concert inspired by the Symphony's recent
West Coast tour with world-renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli.
Joining the Symphony for the O Solé Mio performance will
be guest conductor Diane Wittry, soprano Olivia Gorra and tenor
Beloved operatic arias such as "O Mio Babbino Caro" and "Nessun Dorma" will highlight the evening programs, along with a selection of Neapolitan classics including "O Solé Mio," "Torna a Sorrento," and "Santa Lucia," made popular by such films as The Godfather and Live is Beautiful. To further accentuate the magic and romance of the weekend's musical program, audiences will experience a scene reminiscent of Old Italy, complete with an outdoor café atmosphere, favorite Italian foods and strolling musicians. O Solé Mio performances begin at 7:30 on Navy Pier located at 960 N. Harbor Drive. For tickets call the Symphony Box office at 235-0804.
KPBS Family Day
Public TV favorites Elmo, Arthur the Aardvark and Noddy will visit with children in a day focused on literacy, and filled with activities and games at the 1999 KPBS Family Day. This free event, which is open to the public, takes place Sunday, July 11, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the KPBS Copley Telecommunications Center.
At KPBS Family Day, children can participate in fun activities, including hands-on craft projects such as creating summer journals, making puppets and planting seeds to take home and grow. They can also listen to storytelling, make TV and radio news reports and participate in fun outdoor family games. Participants are encouraged to bring a new or gently used children's book to donate. For more information call 594-2565.
Southern California Beatles Fan Club is hosting its fifth annual BeatleFair on Sunday, July 11, 1999, at the Mission Valley DoubleTree Hotel located at 7450 Hazard Center Drive, San Diego. Fair hours are from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Special guest of this years BeatleFair include the man the Beatles called "The Teacher," a man who helped the Beatles learn their craft in the Hamburg days, Mr. Tony Sheridan. Returning for his third appearance will be Mr. Laurence Huber, ex-Wings guitarist. Also, making his first appearance will be Mr. Mark Hudson, producer of Ringo Starr's last album, Vertigo Man. The public is invited. Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling 687-3687 for $10.00 or $12.00 the day of the event. For more information, call the public information hotline at 687-3687.