September 11, 1998


Calendar of Events...

"The Unsinkable Molly Brown" Opens Sept. 17 at Starlight Bowl

"The Unsinkable Molly Brown," Meredith Willson's Broadway musical based on the story of a Colorado millionairess who survived the sinking of the Titanic, will run for nine performances Sept. 17-27 at the Starlight Musical Theatre. This unforgettable musical salute follows the rags-to-riches life of Molly Brown from her rough-and-raucous beginnings in Hannibal, Mo., to her life as a Denver millionairess who was rejected by Denver socialites.

Tickets for "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" range from $16.50 to $46.50 (discounts are available for seniors, students and military). With Starlight's "Children are Free" program, tickets for children 12 and under with adult supervision are free for all performances. Curtain is at 8 p.m. and the theater is dark on Monday and Tuesday. Please call (619) 544-7800 for additional information or group sales. For individual ticket sales, call (619) 544-7827 or visit the Starlight Bowl box office or the ARTS-TIX booth in Horton Plaza.

 

THE TASTE OF CITY HEIGHTS

Saturday, September 19, 1998 City Heights will once again celebrate its status as the most diverse community in San Diego with the Third Annual "Taste of City Heights."

Participants will have the pleasure of travelling to 14 restaurants on a London Double Decker Bus to sample various buffets representing cuisine from Mexico, Greece, Italy, Viet Nam, Thailand and several of China's provinces — all within City Heights. Entertainment will be provided by SuperSonic Samba in the parking lot of Hoover High to create a festive mood for those participating. Tickets are $9.00 per person (children under seven are free) Advance tickets can be purchased by calling 563-0671

 

BLUEGRASS JAMBOREE & BANJO FIDDLE CONTEST

The 28th annual Julian Banjo, Fiddle Contest & Bluegrass Festival will be held September 19 and 20 at Frank Lane park in historic Julian. Gates open at 9 am, and the entertainment begins at 10 am and continues to 6 pm. The Festival sponsored by the Julian Lions Club, will feature a Banjo, Fiddle, Guitar & Mandolin Contest, Songwriters Performance and Contests on Saturday. On Sunday, sit back and enjoy High Hills, Dave Dickey & The Slover Mountain Boys, and Dulcimer Extraordinaire, Scott Williams.

Also the Julian Merchants' Association will be holding their annual Harvest Moon Dance from 6 pm to 10 pm on Saturday September 19, in the parking lot of Valley Independent Bank. For Lodging and other information call the Julian Chamber of Commerce (760) 765-1857, or the Lions Club (760) 765-1536.

 

SAN DIEGO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

The Third Annual San Diego Genealogical and Family History Fair will be held Friday, September 18 from 12:00 noon to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, September 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Fair will include speakers covering a wide variety of genealogy research subjects, vendors with research materials and books, genealogy groups, computer demonstrations and classes, and much more.

This event is open to family research buffs, as well as the general public for the nominal cost of $7.00 per person. For additional information, call (619) 588-0065. Web Site http://www.genea-logy.org/-sdgs/welcome.html.

 

FIRST ANNUAL "TASTE OF OLD TOWN"

The First Annual "Taste of Old Town" will be held Saturday, September 19, 1998 from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. in celebration of Mexican Independence Day. For $15.00, San Diegans and visitors will have the chance to sample the cuisine of many of Old Town's most famous restaurants. The Old Town Trolley will be offering transportation from the outlying restaurants. San Diego Avenue will be closed from Conde Street to Harney Street to host the "2nd Annual Salsa Competition" which will begin at noon and trophies will be awarded by 4:15 p.m.

Free entertainment will include Piñata breakings throughout the day and historical tours of Old Town. For ticket information call (619) 291-4903. For the Salsa Contest entry forms please call Mary Ann at (619) 299-6271.

 

GUITAR WIZARD PETER SPRAGUE RETURNS

Perennial favorite guitarist extraordinaire Peter Sprague will return to the stage to open the Fall 1998 Concert Series of the First Unitarian Universalist Church on Saturday, September 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Peter will be joined by another local guitar favorite, Fred Benedetti; by his brother Tripp Sprague, flute and saxophone wiz; by his percussion-playing dad Hall Sprague; and by Ron Wagner also on percussion; and Kevin Henessey on bass.

The church is located at 4190 Front Street, across from the UCSD Medical Center in Hillcrest. A suggested donation of $8.00 per person will be accepted at the door.

 

POINT LOMA CULTURAL FAIRE

The Point Loma Cultural Faire is coming Saturday, September 19th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Point Loma Village (Canon Street & Scott Street).

Listen to a meandering poet, dance to jazz, blues and surf sounds of the performs on stage, explore artists' creations; cast your vote for the "People's Choice Awards." Participate in a sculpture of fresh fruit & vegetables or visit the local gallery. Sit and enjoy tasty favorites at an international food court under covered searing. For more information call: (619) 223-9767

 

HBO INTRODUCE WORLD WIDE WEB EN ESPAÑOL

HBO en Español ofrece un nuevo, entretenido y educativo website en español (www.hbo.com/sap) justo a tiempo para el Mes de la Herencia Hispana. Usando ilustraciones gráficas y el tema creativo del Mes de la Herencia Hispana. "HBO en Español, Entiendes?" (HBO in Spanish, Get It?), ofrece contenido original de entretenimiento y herramientas instructivos para ayudar a los consumidores entender mejor los beneficios del programa de segundo audio (SAP).

En la mayoría de los mercados, HBO en Español es disponible unicamente a través de la opción SAP incluido en televisiones actuales. La campaña también ofrece un radio-concurso para ganar boletos a selectos conciertos de Maná.

 

12TH ANNUAL HARBOR DAYS FESTIVAL

More than 100,000 visitors are expected to attend Chula Vista's 12th annual Harbor Days Festival to be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. , Saturday and Sunday, September 19 and 20 at South San Diego Bay, off I-5 and J Street in Chula Vista.

The family-oriented free event, which highlights water activities, includes tours on Tall Ship Californian, a celebrity vessel, as well as headliner bands, cultural and community entertainers, 200 classic cars, and more than 300 booths that provide food, arts and crafts exhibits, interactive activities and local services.

Entertainment will include sports for adults and children. Llama and train rides, astro jumps, face painters and a variety of water sports .

 

THE FRITZ THEATER OPENS ITS EIGHTH SEASON

The Fritz Theater is proud to announce the first show if it's 1998-99 season, David Hirson's modern verse-play, the fast-paced comedy La Bete, written in the classic style of Moliere by with comic verve, a modernist perspective, and clever and irreverent au courant wit aimed at our modern stage and state of the arts.

Associate Artistic Director Tim West, who is making his Fritz Theater mainstage directorial debut with La Bete. La Bete opens on Saturday, September 17th and runs for five weeks., Thursdays through Sundays, to October 18th. Call the Fritz Theater offices at (619) 231-8384 for further information.

 

DON JUAN IS FOREVER

Luis Fernandez and his beautiful co-star Rosita Fernandez provide the fireworks and head a brilliant cast in José Zorrilla's popular Spanish classic "Don Juan Tenorio", being presented in its first professional production in Los Angeles by the Bilingual Foundation of the Arts during the gala celebration of its 25th anniversary season.

"Don Juan Tenorio" opens in Spanish on Friday, September 25th, and enjoys its English opening on Friday, October 2. "Don Juan Tenorio" continues through November 1 at the Los Angeles Theater Center, 514 South Spring Street, in Downtown Los Angeles.

 

AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

The African American Museum of Fine Arts, a "museum without walls," will bring Zimbabwe's popular Shona stone sculptures to San Diego Sept. 10 - Oct. 25, in the "Shona Expressions" exhibit.

The exhibit, presented at the San Diego Institute of Art, 2400 Kettner Blvd., will feature more than 300 pieces, all of which will be available for purchase. Prices for the sculptures will range from $30 to $3,000, with proceeds from the sales going to the African American Museum of Fine Arts.

Exhibit will be open Tuesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 12 noon - 6 p.m. Sunday. General admission is $3.00 for adults, and $2.00 for seniors, students and children. For more information call (619) 696-7799.

 

EXPEDITION TO THE LOST CITIES OF MAYA

More than 150 years ago, American explorer and diplomat John Lloyd Stephens and English artist Frederick Catherwood embarked on a four-year journey into Central America and Mexico that led to the discovery of the Lost Cities of the Maya.

Visitors of the San Diego Museum of Man can now retrace the footsteps of Stephens and Catherwood through the mountains and tropical forests of Guatemala, Honduras, Chiapas and the Yucatan, reliving the historic moments of discovering an unknown civilization and its mysterious people. The Museum's new exhibit, "Path to the Lost Cities: In the Footsteps of the Maya Explorers," opens Sept. 11, 1998 and runs through May 16, 1999.

The San Diego Museum of Man in an educational, non-profit institution founded in 1915 to display the life and history of humankind. It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, please call (619) 239-2001.

 

COMIC OPERA TO PRESENT TONY AWARD WINNER

"A Little Night Music," one of the most popular and most praised Broadway musicals of the early 1970's, will be presented at the Casa del Prado Theatre opening September 18 and running through September 27, with a cast led by Carol Swarbrick, Jeffrey Rockwell, Lisbeth Abramson, and Eileen Bowman.

Triply crowned with Tony Awards for its boom, its music and its lyrics, "A Little Night Music" is a musicalized version of a memorable movie by the Swedish film maker, Ingmar Bergman, that was called "Smiles of a Summer Night."

"A Little Night Music" opens Friday, September 18 at 8 p.m. at the Casa del Prado Theater. Other performances take place Saturday, September 19 at 8 p.m., Sunday, September 20 at 2 p.m., Friday, September 25 at 8 p.m., Saturday, September 26 at 2 p.m., and Sunday, September 27 at 2 p.m. Ticket prices range from $16 - $20, children 12 and under are only $7. For more information call (619) 239-8836.

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