October 9, 1998

Calendar of Events...

by Berenice Cisneros


Southwestern College presents Gao Xingjian's Bus Stop, October 7-10 and October 14-17, 8 p.m., at Mayan Hall on the college campus, 900 Otay Lakes Road in Chula Vista. The American premiere of Bus Stop made its debut at Southwestern College in 1993. "Although the play takes place in China, the issues of procrastination and lack of self-initiative are universal."

Auditions for the production took place in May. Tickets for Bus Stop are available beginning September 21 and can be purchased at the Mayan Hall Box Office, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 for general admission, $7 for students with ID and senior citizens, and $5 for groups of 20 patrons or more.

The play is also a vehicle to promote a recent addition to the Southwestern College study abroad program. Beginning in summer 1999, theatre professor Carla Kirkwood will escort Southwestern College students as they tour and study Chinese art and culture. For more information, call Pat Tracey (619) 482-6404.


The La Jolla Symphony & Chorus sponsors two concerts in October, highlighting composers and musicians from Mexico. Friday, October 23, 98 p.m. UCSD music graduate students perform works from 6 mexican composers at the Mandeville Auditorium Recital Hall on the UCSD campus. Sunday, October 25, 3 p.m., students from the Baja conservatory perform various works at Erickson Hall in UCSD's Mandeville Center. Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus office at (619) 534-4637.


The Rancho Buena Vista Adobe will host it's Annual Artisan Faire. enjoy unusual art created in various medium. You will be enchanted by: Woodworkers, Potters, Basket Weavers, Fiber Artists, Painters, Sculpture, Leather Craftsmen, Ceramic Makers, Jewelry and Clothing Vendors.

Artisans are scheduled from a variety of areas including: Art-A-Fair, Laguna Beach and both the Fallbrook and Escondido Art Associations, plus many, many more. The Faire is sponsored by the San Diego Union Tribune, will encompass not only the Historical Rancho Buena Vista Adobe established in 1845, but also the adjoining Wildwood Park where food and entertainment will be provided for your pleasure. Come join us 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, October 18th at 651 E. Vista Way. Admission is free.

"Cirque Ingenieux" brings a new genre of entertainment to San Diego audiences Nov. 24-29. A collaboration between the European "cirque" tradition and the style and technical expertise of Broadway, gives new birth to a new theatrical experience as it plays the San Diego Civic Theatre. Tickets are now on sale at all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling 619-570-1100.


The Grossmont College Theatre Arts Department will present The Importance of Being Earnest October 15-17 & 20-24 @ 8 p.m. and October 17, 24 @ 2 p.m. in the Stagehouse Theatre.

Oscar Wilde, the ever sharp-witted, extravagant in dress and behavior, brilliant in mind, gives the world of theatre a comedy arguably the most respected in modern Drama. Wilde's aim is to entertain, jolt complacency and parody society. Earnest succeeds at all these.

Please call our Box Office at 644-7234 to make your class, school, or individual reservations. Prices are: General Admission $10; Military, seniors, GCCCD Faculty and Staff $9; GCCCD Students $7.


Las Obras de Constance Goddard-Dubois por Mtra. Deborah Dozier, El Colegio de Palomar. Arte de Las Piedras de San Diego por Arglo, Ken Hedges, Museo de Humanidad San Diego; La Literatura Hablada del Kumeyaay; La Literatura Histórica de Los Indios de California; La Literatura de Los Niños de Milicent Lee y Donna Preble; Los Espíritus de La Tierra, El Arte del Desierto de Sonora Norteño; Las Tradiciónes Orales de Los Indios de Baja California; La Literatura California Para Los Niños.

Este es un proyecto del Congreso de Condado de San Diego y Imperial y el Concejo de California de Humanidades. Admisión es gratis y todo el público es bienvenido. Sábado 10 de Octubre de 1998. Para más información llame al 223-3418.


Lamb's Players Theatre presents "The Diviners," a riveting story by Jim Leonard Jr., October 16 through November 22, 1998 on the resident stage at 1142 Orange Ave., in Coronado. Directed by Robert Smyth, "The Diviners" tells the story of a disenchanted preacher who wanders into a dry and dusty town in depression-era Indiana only to have his life upended by an unusual boy with a remarkable gift at divining water. The boy's innocent wisdom meets the preacher's tired cynicism and leads to discoveries for both.

"The Diviners" is a compelling blend of humor and riveting theatricality. Winner of the American College Theatre Festival... "a splendind drama by a playwright... with a poetic as well as human feeling." "The Diviners" runs October 16 - November 22, 1998. Performances are Wed-nesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $16 to $30 and are available by calling the Lamb's Players Theatre Box Office at (619) 437-0600.


The Writings of Constance Goddard-Dubois; Rock Art of San Diego; Oral Literature of the Kumeyaay; Historical Literature of the Indians of California; The Children's Literature of Milicent; Spirits of the Earth, The Art of the Northern Sonoran Desert; Our Traditions of The Indians of Baja California.

A Project of the Congress of History of San Diego & Imperial Counties in Association with the California Council for the Humanities. To be held in conjunction with the First Annual Indian Days Celebration Saturday, October 10, 1998, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mission Trails Regional Park. Admission is free to the public. For more information call 223-3418.


The San Diego Natural History Museum on Balboa Park is taking visitors under the sea for an in-depth look at its newest exhibit, "SHARKS! Fact and Fantasy" on display October 17, 1998 - January 3, 1999. Visitors will take a "dive" deep below the ocean surface (a recreated underwater habitat) to experience the underwater world of sharks, and to learn all about these intriguing creatures and correct common misperceptions.

"SHARKS" is one of the largest and most comprehensive exhibits ever mounted on these animals, focusing on shark biology, behavior, natural history, and their place in human culture. The exhibit details information for visitors about the diversity of sharks, their distinctive behaviors, the need for shark conservation and management, and dispels common misconceptions that surround sharks.

Ranging in size from 18 inches to 20 feet, models include a hammerhead, thresher, mako, tiger, six gill, salmon, hornshark, the extremely rare megamouth, and a 12-foot-long great white. Admission prices are $6 for Adults, $5 for seniors and active-duty military and $3 for children ages 6-17. Children 5 and under are admitted free. For more information, call 232-3821 or visit our website at http://www.sdn-hm.org.

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