October 27, 2000

Calendar of Events...

by Berenice Cisneros


Teen Theatre

Latina student Johamy Morales will star in Planned Parenthood's Emmy Award winning IMAGES: Theatre for Young Hearts & Minds as it celebrates its 20th season gala opening night on October 22 from 5 - 7:30 p.m. The ensemble cast of teens writes and performs scenes that positively address challenging issues in the lives of today's youth, such as sexuality, substance abuse, birth control and sexually transmissible infections.

Using drama, humor, music and dance, the program aims to promote an educational and uplifting message for young people. The cast performs at regional high schools, community centers, churches and health conferences. Performance will be held at The Neurosciences Institute Auditorium. For more information, call (619) 683-7526.


New Exhibition

Functional Art in Our Daily Lives, an exhibition which promises to be both fun and funky, opens on October 26th at the Escondido Municipal Gallery located at 142 West Grand Avenue, Escondido. The exhibit is a chance for everyone to see himself or herself in the artist's interpretations of the theme. The show is filled with unusual objects of art, wood, fused glass, urns, tree bark, dust mop, toilet seat, clothespin, and wearable art. The public is invited to meet the artists at the opening reception on 2nd Saturday, November 11th at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call (760) 480-4101.


Halloween Costume Contest

Goblins, Ghoulies and Ghosts will appear on the National City Community Stage, 140 East 12th Street, on Friday, October 27th. On-site registration for the Halloween Costume Contest begins at 6:00 p.m. Prizes will be given to First, Second and Third place winners in the following categories: 0-1 year, 2-4 years, 5-9 years, 10-13 years and 14-adult. Candy, certificates and a trick or treat bag will be given out to the first 250 kids in attendance. Judging begins promptly at 6:30. For more information, call 336-4290.


Halloween Carnival & Haunted Zone

We look forward to scaring you in the Haunted Zone, where creepy cadavers, gruesome graveyards and many spooky surprises await your arrival. So put on a costume and creep on down to the East Valley Community Center located at 2245 East Valley Parkway, for a haunted evening of ghoulish games, potions of prizes, caskets of candy and the Haunted Zone. Halloween Carnival will be held on Saturday, October 28th from 4 - 8 p.m. The Haunted Zone is open Friday, evening October 27th, from 5 - 9 p.m. and Saturday, October 28th from 4 - 8 p.m. Admission is $2.00 per person. For more information, call (760) 839-4382.


Concert Series

The fifth concert in the San Diego Public Library concert series will be held on Sunday, October 29th, at 2:30 p.m. The concert will feature: Gennaro Trio - piano, violin, violoncello; Program will include works by Brahms, Haydn & Chajes. This concert is free and is to be held in the third floor auditorium of the Central Library located at 820 E Street in downtown San Diego. For more information, call 619-236-5810.


Taco Shop Poets

San Diego's own talking troubadours, the Taco Shop Poets, come to Southwestern College's Mayan Hall Theatre, October 31 at 7:30 p.m. The Taco Shop Poets are a group of artists devoted to creating community empowerment through the arts with their own brand of spoken word performances known as Taco Shop Poetry. Their presentations are a mix of music and narrative that highlights border, cultural and socio-economic relations. Adolfo Guzman Lopez, Adrian Arancibia, Miguel Angel Soria, Michael Figgins, Kevin Green and Tomas Riley are the performers who make up the popular poet group. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Anna O'Cain at 421-6700 ext. 5723.


Out of Our Vaults II

Boots, badges, buttons and books are among the treasures from the San Diego Historical Society's collection of rarely seen artifacts featured in the new Out of Our Vaults II exhibition. The exhibition showcases items that represent regional history and reveal how past generations of San Diegans lived, worked, dresses and played. Showcasing some 200 objects from the Society's collection of more than 17,000 artifacts, many of which have been donated by local residents and businesses. It includes references to the region's Native American, Spanish, Mexican and European cultures and spans more than 200 years. The exhibition opened Sept. 1 and is expected to run for one year. Admission is $5.00 adults; $2.00 children, ages 6-17; Free under age 5; $4.00 seniors, active duty military and students. Members receive free admission. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Ethnic Dance

Passionate dance inspired by vibrant Cuban and Brazilian traditions is featured at the Drum and Dance Espectaculo at Palomar College on November 3 and 4 at 8:00 p.m. Live percussion played on tumbadoras, congo, bata, surdo, repique, and other instruments fuels colorful performances by the Palomar World Drum and Dance Ensemble. The program is presented in Studio Six in the Palomar College Performing Arts Complex at 1140 West Mission Road, San Marcos. Tickets: $6, $8, $10. For tickets and information, call the box office at (760) 744-1150 ext. 2453.

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