July 3, 1998

Calendar of Events...

The colorful courtyard of Bazaar del Mundo in Old Town will host special free performances by the visiting Ballet Folklorico de Santa Maria at noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 5. The award winning Phoenix, Ariz. children's troupe has performed in Japan and throughout the United States.


The Moonlight Amphitheatre presents the return of the big-league baseball musical hit "Damn Yankees," kicking off the 1998 Summer Season of Musicals in Vista's Brengle Terrace Park. The show will run July 8 through 19, and will be staged and choreographed by Don and Bonnie Ward.

Performances of "Damn Yankees" are Wednesdays through Sundays at 8 p.m. at the outdoor amphitheatre located at 1200 Vale Terrace Drive in Brengle Terrace Park. Tickets run from $12 to $26 for adults and are available in advance at the VisTix Ticket Office (651 East Vista Way, Vista) at (760) 724-2110, and for more information.



Ken Ludwig's Moon Over Buffalo is on state at the Howard Brubeck Theatre, 1140 West Mission Road in San Marcos, July 10-26. Moon Over Buffalo is directed by Patrick Larmer and presented by the Palomar College Performing Arts Department. Curtain time is 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $5, $7 & $9. For tickets and information call the box office at (760) 744-1150, ext. 2453.



The La Jolla Symphony Chamber Chorus, conducted by David Chase, presents Musique des Amériques/Music of the Americas at 8 p.m., Friday, July 10, at Clairemont Lutheran Church, 4271 Claire-mont Mesa Blvd., San Diego. A donation of $10 general or $5 senior/student will be accepted at the door. For more information about Musique des Amériques, please phone the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus office, (619) 534-4637.



A special benefit is a prelude to an important new exhibit, opening to the public July 13, and running through May 16, 1999. Come and see a multitude of mummies and related relics — from a 4,000 year old Egyptian sarcophagus to dazzling jeweled skull caps from Tibet — at the Museum of Man's new "Mysteries of the Mummies" exhibition, 6 p.m., Saturday, July 11. A cocktail reception starts the evening, with preview tours of the new exhibit, followed by dinner. The cost is $125 per person, with all proceeds benefiting Museum programs.

Among the many buried treasures featured in the Mummies exhibit are mummified bodies from Egypt, Peru and Mexico, and hundreds of related relics such as caskets, tombs, sacred skulls and shrunken heads. Additional highlights include a fascinating reconstruction of the "Ice Man's" head, an Egyptian mummy with its own CT scans and X-rays, and a modern body mummified in the ancient Egyptian manner. The exhibit will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children 6 to 17 years old, and free for kids 6 and under. For more information, call the Museum at 239-2001. The Museum is located at 1350 El Prado in Balboa Park.



The San Francisco Jazz Festival presents an outstanding line-up of world-class jazz concerts, all free to the public, taking place from June through October in six locations throughout San Francisco and on the Peninsula. The Eighth Annual Embarcadero Center Jazz Festival (formerly "Jazz & Wine at Embarcadero Center") is a weekend block party featuring the best in Bay Area jazz, award-winning wines, and delicious food, beginning on Friday, July 24, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. and continuing through Saturday, July 25, 2 - 6 p.m.

Other programs include three weekday noontime series - the Transamerica Redwood Park Series, Jazz in July (taking place at Embarcadero Center), and the Levi's Park Plaza Music Series - along with weekday evening jazz at the Summer Jazz Twelve Music Series at Stanford Shopping Center and weekend afternoon concerts in Jazz at Ghirardelli Square. For more information on the Festival and performance schedules, call the information hot line: (415) 398-5655, ext. 3. For out of state, (800) 627-5277.