October 16, 1998


Calendar of Events...

by Berenice Cisneros

HAUNTED STAR OF INDIA

The San Diego Maritime Museum brings back Haunted Star of India this October with the theme: "The Trial of Sir Henry Morgan." Visitors to Haunted Star will tour the ship in groups of 12 and serve as the "jury," hearing other pirates "witness" his wicked deeds. Visitors then decide the fate Sir Henry Morgan — "life or death!"

Haunted Star runs October 21-31 aboard the tall ship Star of India. Hours are 7-10 p.m. weekdays, and to 11 p.m. weekends. Admission is $8, $4 for children 10 and under and Maritime Museum members.

The Maritime Museum is located on the Embarcadero at the corner of North Harbor Drive and Ash Street. San Diego Maritime Museum and San Diego theatre are not-for-profit organizations. Tickets for Haunted Star will be available at the gate the night of the event.

 

FERRYBOAT BERKELEY TURNS 100

The steam ferryboat Berkeley, veteran of San Francisco Bay for 60 years, and headquarters of the San Diego Maritime Museum for the past 25, celebrates her centennial Saturday, October 17.

In celebration of Berkeley's 100th the Maritime Museum will be open FREE for the day. A fund-raising dinner is scheduled that evening aboard the ferryboat to celebrate her birthday and kick off a hull restoration campaign. Admission for the dinner is $30. A detailed model of Berkeley will be unveiled (built by modeler Joe Bompensiero) as well as a large oil painting depicting Berkeley just hours before the great earthquake of 1906, painted by artist, Richard DeRosset. Both items will be on permanent display aboard Berkeley. For further information contact Joseph Ditler, San Diego Maritime Museum, 1306 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101. Or call 234-9153 or e-mail ditler@sdmaritime.com.

 

CONCERT BY THE JAZZ AMBASSADORS OF THE U.S. ARMY FIELD BAND

The Jazz Ambassadors of the U.S. Army Field Band will perform a free concert at the East County Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, October 21, 1998 at 7:30 p.m. This wonderful 19-piece ensemble tours constantly, performing concerts across American and around the world. They play pop and patriotic music, big band tunes, standards and ballads to full house everywhere.

Free tickets for The Jazz Ambassadors concert are available in person only at the ECPAC Box Office at 210 East Main Street in El Cajon. Box Office Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday. For more information contact Mary Munsil at 440-0395.

 

Hedda Gabler

What happens when a young girl cannot resist looking into a world that is absolutely forbidden? Set in the Victorian period, Hedda Gabler is a classic tale of desire, discontent, and mayhem. It examines the life of a woman trapped in a world of societal pressures and expectations. Witness as Hedda's desire to experience life is challenged by a world that limits the acceptable behavior of women. A story of social and moral justice, Hedda Gabler still relates as much condemnation and admiration today as it did in 1890.

Hedda Gabler opens Friday, October 23rd and runs October 24, 29, 30 and 31 at 8 p.m. October 25 and November 1st at 2 p.m. at SDSU's Experimental Theater. Ticket prices are $9 to $13. For tickets call 594-6884.

 

CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN AT THE SAN DIEGO NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

Come see all the creeping and crawling at the Halloween celebration with Ms. Frizzle at "The Magic School Bus Goes Batty" Day, Sunday, October 25, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the San Diego Natural History Museum in Balboa Park.

The Museum will be filled with activities to celebrate all of Halloween's creatures, including live animal demonstrations with bats, owls, spiders, snakes and other creatures, hands-on activities, "Batty Field Trips" with Ms. Frizzle, face painting, Halloween crafts, and other family activities. Activities will take place throughout the "Sharks! Fact and Fantasy" exhibit, where visitors will dive deep into the underwater world of another infamous creature of the dark. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and active-duty military, $3 for children ages 6-17. Children 5 and under are free. For more information call 232-3821.

 

BORREGO DAYS FESTIVAL

Borrego Days Festival starts Friday morning October 23rd., at the Mall with the Rotary Club's annual breakfast and the opening of the Arts and Crafts show at both malls. Friday evening is the Miss Borrego Springs Pageant at the Borrego Springs High School.

Early Saturday morning a 5K Walkathon is scheduled to benefit the Boys and Girls Club and the Children's Center. The Borrego Days Big Parade steps off at 1 a.m. on Saturday with more than 100 units, including clowns, bands, antique cars, floats and flags waving everywhere.

Sunday morning will find you enjoying the traditional Lion's Club Pancake Breakfast. The Arts and Crafts Fair will continue in the malls and food booths, rides and entertainment continues as the Youth games begin at Christmas Circle. Don't kiss the Horseshoe Tourney on Sunday. For more information call (760) 767-5555.

 

CLASSICS FOR KIDS

Children of all ages are invited to attend classical music productions of Babar the Elephant, and variations on a Nursery Tune in October. The Family Day concert is on Sunday, October 25 at 2 p.m. at Copley Symphony Hall. Child tickets are $7 and $15 for adults.

Classics for Kids began six seasons ago entertaining just 600 children. It has grown into an award-winning producer of professional classical music concerts for children ages three through high school throughout the county. For more information contact Marion Scire', Director at 435-9111 or Jackie Howe, PR Director at 1-888-216-1014.

 

JAZZ ENSEMBLE #1 FEATURES TERRY HARRINGTON

Jazz artist Terry Harring-ton, a renowned jazz musician on both the clarinet and saxophone, will be the featured guest performing with San Diego State University's award-winning Jazz Ensemble #1, Thursday, October 22 at 7 p.m. in Smith Recital Hall on the SDSU campus. Tickets are $10 general, $6 students.

A native of Detroit, Mr. Harrington has built a solid track record as a studio musician in the highly competitive L.A. environment, having been nominated three consecutive years as most valuable woodwind doubler by his peers in the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Tickets for the performance may be purchased at the Performing Arts Box Office, located in the Don Powell Theatre on campus, Monday through Friday 10 -2 p.m. For further information, call 594-6884.

 

"DIAS DE LOS MUERTOS" FESTIVAL



Traditional art, such as the piece pictured here by 1997 Mexico Artist of the Year Alfonso Castillo, will highlight the celebration of the "Dias de los Muertos" festival at the Bazaar del Mundo.

Bazaar del Mundo celebrates for the first time "Dias De Los Muertos" in the heart of Old Town, Friday, October 23rd through Monday, Nov. 2nd. Candles, marigolds, authentically decorated altars, traditional gifts and the fascinating art integral to this important Mexican holiday will be featured in interpretive displays throughout the Bazaar del Mundo's restaurants and stores, detailing the significance of the observance.

The Artes de Mexico shop in the Bazaar will display hand-made wood, paper cut-outs, terra cotta and papier mache pieces crafted for generations for celebrations in Mexico. Alfonso Castillo, 1997 Mexico Artist of the Year, will demonstrate the crafting of this stunning folk art skeleton figures. His pieces show the many events and preparations that are involved in the Dias de Los Muertos. Bazaar del Mundo is located at 2754 Calhoun St. in the heart of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. For more information call 296-3266.

 

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS IN TRIBUTE TO OCTAVIO PAZ

This celebration in tribute to Octavio Paz is a special exhibition that is meant to bring together the community in this life-affirming commemoration of death, and educate those unfamiliar with Day of the Dead traditions, practices and rituals. In addition there is a special exhibition in the MoLAA Lobby Gallery. This exhibition, "Paz and Our Ancestors", opens October 24 and runs until November 22, 1998.

In the tradition of Dia de Los Muertos, this celebration has been planned as a community tribute to Octavio Paz, Mexico's first Nobel laureate in literature who passed away in April of this year. Although known primarily as a poet, it was actually a series of essays entitled El Laberinto de la Soledad (The Labyrinth of Solitude) that established Paz as a major international literary figure. This celebration includes lectures by Gregorio Luke presenting a summary of Paz's work, by Raoul De La Sota presenting traditions in rural villages of Oaxaca and other areas of Mexico. For ticket prices or other information please contact Susan Golden at (562) 437-1689.

 

ALASDAIR FRASER & SKYEDANCE AT UCSD

Celtic, medieval, baroque, jazz and rock and roll music take the stage Oct. 21 when Alasdair Fraser & Skyedance perform at 8 p.m. in Mande-ville Auditorium at UCSD. Widely regarded as one of the finest Scottish fiddlers and twice Scotland's national fiddling champion, Fraser is described by Folk Roots as a musician who "can make a fiddle speak, dance, grunt and weep."

Fraser's fiddling is integrated into the Skyedance ensemble with Chris Norman, wooden flute and piccolo. Tickets are $17 general admission, $15 for faculty, staff and senior citizens, and $12 for students and are available at the UCSD Box Office, 534-8497.

 

SEVEN FALL MUSICALS

Students from Christian Youth Theater (CYT) will present seven colorfull, fully-staged musicals at various locations from October 23 through November 15. Tickets are $7-9 for adults, $6-8 for children 12 and under.

Students will perform America's favorite hits such "Annie Warbucks," "Peter Pan," "Beauty & The Beast," "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe," "Aladdin," "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" and "Robin Hood." To receive a free show schedule for the entire 1998-99 CYT season, please call the main office at 588-0206 or 1-800-696-1929. For more information please call 909-695-1354.

 

DANCE EXTRAVAGANZA IN HONOR OF UNITED NATIONS DAY

Old Town's Bazaar del Mundo presents dances from around the world in celebration of United Nations Day, 1 and 2 p.m. Saturday, October 24 and 1 and 2 p.m. Sunday, October 25 on the courtyard stage. Entertainment will include authentic dances and costumes from East India, Mexico, and the Philippines provided by the San Diego Area Dance Alliance, and a special holiday presentation with Anne Hoiberg, president of the United Nations Association of San Diego.

Performances include The Ballet Folklorico de San Diego, The Kinhal Sisters, Philippine American Society and Cultural Arts Troupe. The Dance Group is a non-profit organization whose goal is to promote and increase the awareness of dance in San Diego. Bazaar del Mundo is located at 2754 Calhoun St., in the heart of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. For more information, call 296-3161.

 

"DIA DE LOS MUERTOS" EXHIBIT

Palomar College Library personnel prepare for a special exhibit based on the Latin celebration of the "Dia de Los Muertos" or "Day of the Dead." The exhibit will be on display from October 15 - November 12 on the second floor of the library at the San Marcos campus.

The exhibit will feature an ofrenda or altar, books, Mexican folk art, paper cuts (papel picado), sugar skulls (alfeni-que) and photography relating to this celebration. There will also be information on José Guadalupe Posada, the Mexican master printer, whose work is often represented in Dia de Los Muertos celebrations. The library is located on the college's San Marcos campus, at 1140 W. Mission Road. For more information please contact Alexis Ciurczak at (760) 744-1150, ext. 2615. Or e-mail: aciurcza@palomar.edu; or contact José Range, associate professor of multicultural studies, at (760) 744-1150, ext. 2730.

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