October 17, 2003

Calendar of Events

By Berenice Cisneros

Films & Plays

**The Christian Youth Theater will present Annie October 24 through November 2 at Eastlake High School, Ruth Chapman Performing Arts Center in Chula Vista. This is America’s most famous orphan, Annie, who brings hope to Daddy Warbucks and President Roosevelt as she searches for her lost parents during the Depression. The cast of 66 are all students ages 8 – 18. Tickets are $9 for adults. The Theater is located at 1120 Eastlake Parkway in Chula Vista.

**The Boys Next Door” plays October 10 – November 16 at Lamb’s Players Theatre. These boys are the most unique bunch of neighbors you could ask for – golf pro, expert on Russian, donut king, exterminator, but Tom Griffin’s funny, heartwarming story of an extraordinary group of developmentally disabled men living in a most unusual group home – is one of Lamb’s Players Theatre’s biggest hits ever. Tickets are $20 - $40 and are available by calling 437-0600 or online at lambsplayers.org.

** “A Soldier’s Play” is about a murder that is discovered in a Louisiana army camp. Running October 3 thru November 2 at the Community Actors Theatre, located at 2957 54th Street, corner of 54th and College Grove Dr. For tickets call 264-3391.

**Six films will be presented free to the public by the City of San Diego Public Library, 820 E Street, downtown.

*Sunday, Oct 19 “Raising Victor Vargas”

*Monday, Oct 20 “Better Than Sex”

*Monday, Oct 27 “Levity”

Educational & Fun

**The Harvest Festival is a tradition at The San Diego Concourse scheduled for October 31 - November 2. The Festival features over 250 artists and crafts people showcasing their works including Halloween and Christmas décor, handmade wearable art, garden decorations, unique holiday gifts, hand made pottery, jewelry, children’s toys and much more. It will also feature singing sensations, High Jinx and The Sounds of Paradise, Scott Land Marionettes, Dragon Knights and Big Mama Sue and her team of strolling musicians will also keep the atmosphere lively. Advanced tickets may be purchased online at www.harvestfestival.com.

**The sea is full of natural sounds-cracking icebergs, rumbling earthquakes whistling dolphins and more. Sounds of the Sea, a 2,000 square foot exhibition will be on display at the Birch Aquarium located at 2300 Expedition Way in La Jolla, July 18 – Jan 5, 2004. Through hands-on stations guests will learn all about underwater sounds, from the effect human sounds have on the ocean world to how marine animals use sounds to search for mates, find food, and navigate their way through the depths of the sea.

**The San Diego Hall of Champions is unveiling their new exhibit “Surfing in San Diego” which opened September 17. The exhibit will look at surfing in San Diego from a historical viewpoint, detailing the surfers and board innovators that have shaped the local surf culture. The Hall of Champions is open to the public seven days a week. For more information call 234-2544.

**The Scream Zone at the Del Mar Scaregrounds, will make its 2003 debut on Friday, October 3, opening at 7 p.m. The Scream Zone is a 25-room Halloween attraction featuring the latest in 3-D visual effects, including the region’s largest spinning tunnel and the many more newly added features to freak out visitors.

There will be a stage and dance floor for live entertainment on selected evenings; Movies-by-Midnight, featuring an open-air horror movie each Friday and Saturday night starting at about 10 p.m.; October 17-Nov. 1, there will be a carnival filled with a dozen rides, games, fun, thrills and chills designed to “scare the yell out of you!” Admission is $11.95. Discounts for adult admission are available from The Scream Zone website: www.thescreamzone.com.

**Back from Tomboctou and La Galeria will hold Day of the Dead sugar skull workshops. Students will learn how to make traditional sugar skulls to decorate and take home. Cost is $15 per person, all materials are provided. For details and reservations call (619) 282-8708.

October 18, 3 pm – 4:30

October 19, 10 a.m. – 11:30

October 22, 5 p.m. – 6:30

October 25, 10 a.m. – 11:30

October 26, 3 p.m. – 4:30

October 29, 5p.m. – 6:30

**Come join us for the 2003 MCAS Miramar Air Show; October 17, 18 and 19 from 9:30 to 4pm each day. This event will offer three days of thrills by some of the best military and civilian pilots, including the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels and the West Coast’s only demonstration of the Marine Air Ground Task Force in action. The show ends with a fireworks extravaganza, climaxed by the 2,500-foot Great Wall of Fire. For event information call (858) 577-1000.

Solo Para Niños

**Los Niños Pintores de Tijuana es la exhibición más recien de una serie de exposiciones creadas bajo la supervisión artística del Profesor Ignacio Hábrika del Taller de Arte Infantil en Tijuana. El Profesor Hábrika trabaja con niños entre las edades de seis a trece por un año para crear obras de arte para exhibir por todo México.

El Museo de los Niños en San Diego actualmente está cerrado para la construcción de un nuevo edificio. Sin embargo, sigue ofreciendo actividades de arte y exposiciones en localizaciones de todo San Diego. Gracias a City Arts San Diego, Centre Partners y el Downtown Partnership, Los Niños Pintores se exhibirá por todo el mes de octubre en el vestíbulo de las oficinas de NBC 7/39 en el centro de San Diego. La inauguración será el Domingo, 12 de octubre a la 1:30pm. en Horton Square.

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