By Berenice Cisneros
**The San Diego summer heats up when Brazilian Promotions and PartySanDiego.com team up to produce “Brazil by the Bay” night at the Cannibal Bar located inside the beautiful Catamaran Resort located at 3999 Mission Blvd. to build a cultural bridge through music, fashion and dance. Don’t miss the Brazilian Beach Fashion Show, and September 23 Ms. Brazil Latina Pageant.
**The Harvest Festival is a tradition at the Del Mar Fairgrounds set for Sept. 19 21 and 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.
**Autumn Art Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 20 - Sept. 21 at beautiful Balboa Park, between the San Diego Zoo and the Natural History Museum, just off Park Blvd. on Village Place. Art, entertainment, demonstrations, refreshments and a silent auction of fine arts and crafts will be offered. The Festival will showcase artists of 37 studios, guilds and associations in the village as well as artisans from all over Southern California.
**Salomas del Mar es la música tradicional del mar. El Museo Marítimo de San Diego, junto con al Herencia folklórica de San Diego, mantiene esta música viva por la presentación de la Fiesta de Salomas del Mar a bordo de la histórica Star of India el Domingo 21 de septiembre. La música empieza a las 11:00 a.m. y termina a las 4:30 p.m. La Fiesta Salomas del Mar se incluye con la admisión al museo marítimo. Para comprar sus boletos llame al 619-234-9153.
Educational & Fun
**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.
**Do you live with Arthritis and love to garden? Then come attend a free reception to meet other people just like you and learn from a master gardener how you can design your own arthritis-friendly garden. October 1 at 6PM in Balboa Park, 3325 Zoo Dr. The event is FREE. To RSVP call 1-877-992-2636.
**You feel like going to Santa Monica Pier and have some fun? Over 35 local teams are constructing human powered flying machines piloted by pediatric dentists, civil engineer students, defense contractors, etc. for the Red Bull Flugtag Los Angeles on September 20 at 10:00 AM. These pilots will be launching flying machines off the Santa Monica Pier ranging from a 10 foot tall flying Ostrich, the funk master Bootsy Collins, a very patriotic bull in dress blue uniform and a 26 foot wide flying monkey.
**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 seven days a week.
**Saturday September 20, from 10 a.m. til noon, come participate in the Cars & Kicks Soccer Camp where kids will learn to shoot, dribble and head the ball with San Diego’s indoor soccer team at Kimball Park, 148 E. 12th Street in National City.