November 24, 1999

Calendar of Events...

by Berenice Cisneros

Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Las Radio City Rockettes, el grupo de danza de precisión sincronizada más famoso del mundo, ha llegado a set una leyenda dentro del mundo del espectáculo gracias a una extensa historia, dedicación y experiencia en su arte.
Radio City Christmas Spectacular es una extravaganza de coloridos vestuarios, inolvidables numeros coreográficos y musica con orquesta en vivo más de 100 artistas juntos en un mismo escenario en la superproducción navideña más sensacional del mundo.
¡Un evento para todas las edades, la oportunidad perfecta para compartir en familia y hacer de estas Fiestas Navideñas unas inolvidables!
Esta espectacular producción estará presentandose en el Universal Ampitheatre del 1 al 28 Diciembre y por primera vez con tres funciones completamentes en ¡Español! el 12, 20 y 26 de Diciembre.

Hot Stuff for Kids

Christmas on the Prado, Balboa Park's holiday gift to San Diego, will take place on Friday and Saturday, December 3 and 4 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. More than 30 museums and cultural attractions will open their doors free of charge during this popular community festival. On a cold winter's night the Kids' Zone will be the hot place to be for Balboa Park's 22nd annual Christmas on the Prado. The Kids' Zone, sponsored by the World-Famous San Diego Zoo, will enchant little elves with live Zoo animal presentations including Belle the camel subbing for Rudolph, hands-on craft activities, the Safari Bush Band, stage shows and a variety of Zoo characters. The Natural History Museum's wacky and wonderful Ms. Frizzle will also visit the Kids' Zone, and the Madres bake sale, will tempt and tantalize both big and little elves with fresh, homebaked goodies.



Nana Yaw Asiedu teaches free African Drum classes for adults and children at the WorldBeat Center. The class cover traditional African rhythms and songs. Every Tuesday: Children and toddlers from 3-3:30 p.m.; Every Wednesday: Adults from 6-7 p.m.; Every Saturday: All ages from 3-6 p.m.; And every Sunday from 8-12 p.m. Rumba: a Cuban Cultural Celebration of music, rhythm, dance and culture. The community is welcome to come, enjoy and participate. The WorldBeat Center is located at 2100 Park Blvd., San Diego. For more information call 230-1190.


Afro-Peruvian Music

Barefoot on stage, stepping and swaying to seductive Afro-Peruvian rhythms, vocalist Susana Baca will perform at 8 p.m. Dec. 1 in Mandeville Auditorium at the University of California, San Diego. Afro-Peruvian music is distinct for its melodious nature, fusing the folkloric strains of Andean music with Spanish flamenco and African rhythms. Tickets are $17 general admission, $15 for faculty, staff and senior citizens, and $12 for students. Tickets may be purchased by calling, 534-8497.


Poet Quincy Troupe

Renowned poet and artistic director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego's annual Artists on the Cutting Edge literary series, Quincy Troupe launches his latest volume of poetry. Quincy Troupe, featured poet on Bill Moyers's PBS series "The Power of the World," is the author of Miles and Me, the winner of two American Book Awards and a Peabody Award, Troupe is the editorial director of Code Magazine, and teaches at the University of California, San Diego. Following the 7 p.m. reading, the author will be available to sing books. Admission is $5 MCA members/students/seniors; $7 general admission. The reading will take place in MCA's Sherwood Auditorium at 700 Prospect Street in La Jolla.


Dance Students to Perform

Students in MiraCosta College's beginning and intermediate dance classes will deliver an informal presentation of their work during Dance Studio Hour, to be held Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 204, at the San Elijo Campus, 3333 Manchester Ave., Cardiff. Styles to be presented include hip hop, modern, ballet, tap, jazz, ballroom and conditioning. Refreshments will be served following the performance. Admission is free and open to the public. For further information, call (760) 795-6816.


Forty-One Photographs

Forty-One Photographs, an exhibition of new work by Kathleen Derzipilski, Laura Emerick, and Marisol López, will open Dec, 2 through Dec. 30, at the Solana Beach City Hall, located at 535 South Highway 101, Solana Beach. A reception for the artists will be given Tuesday, Dec. 7 from 5-7 p.m.

Derzipilski's still photographs of everyday objects and vernacular traditions serve as private and collective mnemonics. Emerick's influences are nature's primal forms. Her photographic interpretations are an attempt to cultivate a respectful and nurturing relationship with our shared inherent wisdom and connection to the life force. López challenges her subjects to reveal themselves through her images.


"Diary of Anne Frank"

Anne Frank is the 14-year old girl who from 1942-1944 was cloistered in a small apartment in Amsterdam with her parents and another family, hiding from the Nazis. Before the families were captured, Anne recorded her thoughts in a small plaid diary, confiscated and accidentally dropped by a guard and later discovered by Miep, a woman who worked in the warehouse below the Frank' apartment and helped the families survive. The diary is the basis of an award-winning play by Frances Good-rich and Albert Hackett, "The Diary of Anne Frank," opening Dec. 2-12, at the Mira-Costa College Theatre, One Barnard Drive, Oceanside. Following the Dec. 5 performance, Holocaust survivor Louis Poser - who lives locally and is a popular speaker and writer — will deliver an hour-and-a-half presentation about his experiences. Admission is $7; students and seniors, $5. For more information call (760) 795-6815.


Poinsettia Display

Over 300 magnificent poinsettia plants will turn Balboa Park's historic 1915 wood lath Botanical Building into a glowing tribute to the millennium holidays. The seasonal display will be offered free of charge to the public at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3 and will remain on view until January 4.


Opera Star to Perform

Mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade makes her only San Diego recital appearance this season on Fri., Dec. 3 at 8:00 p.m. at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. She is in her third decade of an extraordinary career that began in 1970. Tickets are priced from $22 to $60 and are now on sale by calling 1-800-988-4253.


Holiday Festival

A holiday festival with music and lighting of a tree, an annual parade down Third Avenue, and two Yule concerts in the park are among the special activities offered in the City of Chula Vista this December 4th from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the eastern end of Memorial Park along Third Avenue, north of G Street. All of these events are free and open to the public. Children's entertainment includes free pictures with Santa, games, balloon art and face painting. Seasonal musical will be presented by local church choirs and children's choirs from the city's recreation classes. For further information, call 691-5099.


An Elizabethan Christmas

The carols, antiphons and motets of a traditional English Christmas season from the 12th to 16th centuries will be featured in the last program of the Fall 1999 Concert Series of the First Unitarian Universalist Church on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. The San Diego Early Music Ensemble will present a program entitled An Elizabethan Christmas. By the time of Queen Elizabeth I, carols were joined in popularity by Marian antiphons, which praised the Virgin mother. This program will include music by Elizabethan chapel composers such as Thomas Tallis and William Byrd, as well as many songs by that most prolific of composers, Anonymous. Also featured will be a variety of carols, Marian antiphons and motets. The church is located at 4190 Front Street, across from the UCSD Medical Center in Hillcrest. A suggested donation of $8 per person will be accepted at the door.


Contemporary Country

Six contemporary country singer/songwriter/musicians will entertain in a Concert for a Landmine Free World at 8 p.m. Dec. 4 in Mandeville Auditorium at the University of California, San Diego. The performers include Emmylou Harris, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Guy Clark, Steve Earle, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings. In addition to providing a lively evening of country music, the purpose of the concert is to alert the public to Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation's (VVAF) Campaign for a Landmine Free World and build public awareness to the damage caused by landmines.

The Landmine is an issue of peacetime. There will never be peace in a country like Cambodia or Angola or Afghanistan as long as there are landmines, because the people... don't have the freedom to walk their homeland. Proceeds from Dec. 4 will go toward the VVAF's Campaign for a Landmine Free World. Tickets are $45 general admission and $35 for students and are now available by calling 534-8497.

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