March 5, 1999

Calendar of Events.....

by Berenice Cisneros

"The 1999 Lowrider Bajito Tour"

Lowrider Magazine, the #1 selling automotive magazine on U.S. newstands & Go-Lo Entertainment present "The 1999 Lowrider Bajito Tour" at Qualcomm Stadium, Sunday, March 7 from 10 am - 4 pm.

Classis, Artistic, and Ima-ginative are just a few of the descriptions befitting Lowriders. These polished, customized, low-to-the-ground rolling murals of artistic expression will be the featured attraction of this event. There will be exciting contests such as "Car Hop," "Truck Hop," "Sound-Off Competition," even a "Hard Body Contest" for men and a "Bikini Contest" for women. WAR and Rapping 4 Tay will perform for your enjoyment. For more information, please contact Costa Communications at (323) 650-3588.


Cultural Talents

The South Chula Vista Library's Rosemary Lane Galeria will host two free cultural performances this month — one by an Irish bagpiper and drummer, and another by Native American dancers.

The Irish Bagpipe and Drum performance will be held on March 6 at 2 p.m. They will display their talent for playing these Irish-based instruments. Runningpath International is a colorful and educational dance performance scheduled for March 31 at 2 p.m. Both performances are free. For additional information, please contact the library at 585-5755.



The San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts will present the blockbuster musical, Dreamgirls, on Thursday and Friday, March 11, 12, 18 & 19 at 7 p.m. and March 13 and 20 at 2 p.m. This exciting chronicle is based loosely on the history of Diana Ross and the Supremes. Performances will be held in the Florence Johnson Grand Theatre, located at 2425 Dusk Drive, San Diego, 92139. For ticket information call the SCPA Box Office at 470-0555 x232.


"Free-For-All First Sunday"

Both locations of the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego are open to the public free of charge the first Sunday of every month. In addition, special programs take place each First Sunday at MCA Downtown.

March "Free-For-All First Sunday" at MCA Downtown is a celebration of Literacy Month and the birthday of beloved San Diegan Dr. Seuss. Participants can join artists Mirtó Golino and Lizet Benrey to make their own books and bookmarks while San Diego's fabulous rock-n-roll band, Hamhead, performs.


Free Writing Workshop

Lonnie Hewitt, author of "The Little Red Writing Book: A Practical Guide To Writing Your Own Life Story," will lead a workshop on life story writing on Wednesday, March 10th from 2 pm to 4 pm, at the Lemon Grove branch, located at 8073 Broadway, Lemon Grove.

The class is part of the County Library's 1999 Women's History Month celebration. This program is free and writers at all levels of experience are welcome. For more information, call 463-9819.


Indian Trader Returns to San Diego Museum of Man

Representing the finest Zuni carvers, Indian trader Donald Sharp will return to the San Diego Museum of Man to share his expertise during his "Fetish show," a special exhibition and sale from 10 am to 4:30 pm., Saturday, March 6.

The event will feature an exquisite collection of fetishes and carvings — all made from natural materials such as antler, shell, turquoise, jet and Picasso marble — depicting a wide range of animals, including birds and reptiles. This event is free with Museum admission: $5 for adults, $3 for ages 6 to 17 and free for children under 6. For further information, please call 239-2001.


Museum of Man's "Family Day"

To be held from noon to 3 p.m., Sunday, March 14, the Family Day will allow parents and children of all ages to tour the popular Mysteries of the Mummies exhibit and witness an amazing array of mummies, skeletons, sacred skulls, shrunken heads, caskets and tombs.

Participants can also partake in a variety of hands-on-projects, including making scarabs and mummies. Family Day is free with Museum admission.


"German Requiem"

In March, La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Choral Director David Chase leads the chorus and orchestra in one of the great works of the choral literature, Brahms' moving German Requiem. Also on the program are an exceptional Brahms setting for women's chorus, two horns and harp, and the premiere of "Now A Wonderer."

Concerts take place in UCSD's Mandeville Auditorium, Saturday, March 13 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 14 at 3 p.m. A free lecture is given one hour prior to each performance. Tickets are $15. For more information, call 534-4637.


"Idols of the King"

"Are You Lonesome Tonight?" Then slap on those "Blue Suede Shoes" and "Shake, Rattle and Roll" on down to the East County Performing Arts Center in El Cajon to see the one and only "Hunka, Hunka Burning Love" comedy in Idols of the King.

This rollicking, rowdy show, which follows the lives of ardent, sometimes outrageous fans of Elvis Presley, will have its San Diego-area premiere in a one-night-only performance on Wednesday, March 10 at 7:30 pm. Ticket prices range from $17.50 - $36.00 For additional information, call 440-2277.


San Diego Latino Film Festival

The Centro Cultural de la Raza, San Diego's premiere Latino Arts organization, is once again proud to announce the Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival. The festival will take place March 9-14 at the United Artists Theaters located in downtown San Diego's historic Gaslamp District.

In attendance will be actors Lumi Cavazos (Like Water For Chocolate) and Roberto Sosa, both starring in festival films, (Sistole-Diastole and Fibra Optica). Yareli Ariz-mendi, also of "Like Water For Chocolate" will be screening her debut film, "A Day Without Mexicans." Also, Ninon Sevilla will celebrate her landmark 1949 film "Aventurera."


"Flora The Red Menace"

The San Diego State University Theatre Department is proud to present "Flora The Red Menace." This musical tells the story of a young, optimistic artist in 1935 New York City who joins the Communist Party for the love of her WPA Artist boyfriend.

Originally created as a star vehicle for Liza Minnelli, earning her a Tony Award in 1965, the SDSU Theatre Department will offer a more intimate version of the 1988 Broadway revival. Flora The Red Menace opens Friday, March 12 and runs March 13, 18, 19, and 20 at 8 p.m., March 14 and 21 at 2 p.m. Ticket prices are $9 to $13. For more information, please call 594-6365.


World Premiere "Ollin"

A dazzling performance piece loosely based on a historical encounter between the Aztec King, Moctezuma and the Spanish Conqueror, Hernan Cortez will have its world premier at Southwestern College Mayan Hall March 17.

This modern mythological story delicately weaves together two historically intertwined cultures, as the Aztec Nation struggles to preserve its culture. General admission $10, Students/Seniors $7 and for groups with 20 or more members $5 per person. For more information, call Pat Tracey at 482-6404.

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