Friday, February 13, 2009

Latino events in San Diego, Film, Circus and music

Eventos Latinos: Fleet Science Center starts Spanish-language film series
By Pablo Jaime Sainz SignOn San Deigo February 12, 2009

“IMAX en Español”

When: Sunday, 6 p.m. (every third Sunday of the month)

Where: Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, Balboa Park

Tickets: Adults, $14.50; children 3 to 12 and seniors, $11.75; price includes admission to all exhibitions Phone: (619) 238-1233


The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, in Balboa Park, will begin screening Spanish-language films in its IMAX theater.

The “IMAX en Español” series, which opens Sunday at 6 p.m., will be on the third Sunday of every month.

The first film is “Wild Ocean,” which explores the relationship between humans and sea life.

The Fleet's IMAX theater, which had major renovations last year, features the new NanoSeam screen that offers brighter colors and higher-contrast images.

The Fleet is the first museum theater in the United States to show IMAX films in Spanish as part of its regular program, said Martha Puentes, the center's Latino community relations specialist.

“This is very important for us because it proves that the Fleet is committed to making science more attractive to the Hispanic community in San Diego,” Puentes said.

She added that the Fleet is developing an agreement with the Centro Cultural Tijuana, which has the iconic IMAX theater in Tijuana, to exchange Spanish-language films in the future. There are also plans to bring films from the astronomy collection at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in Mexico City.

Next month's “IMAX en Español” screening is March 15 with the presentation of “El cuerpo humano” (“The Human Body”).



Circus Vargas: The traditional Latino circus, featuring its popular big-top tent, will be in several locations across the county through March 9. Westfield Plaza Bonita, National City – today through Monday; Westfield Parkway, El Cajon – Feb. 19-23; Mira Mesa Community Park – Feb. 26 to March 2; Del Mar Fairgrounds – March 5-9.

Mijares: Pop. Cox Arena, San Diego State University. 7:30 p.m. Tomorrow. $33 to $113.

Los Tigres del Norte and Banda El Recodo: Norteño and banda sinaloense. San Diego Convention Center, 7 p.m. Saturday. $37, (619) 498-0023.

Gilberto Santa Rosa and Víctor Manuelle: Salsa. Spreckels Theatre, 121 Broadway, San Diego. 8 p.m. Sunday. $50 to $75.


“Defend: Security”: Tijuana artist Daniel Ruanova presents this exhibition featuring a single metal sculpture dealing with violence. Luis De Jesus Seminal Projects, 2040 India St. Through March 21. (619) 696-9699 or

“Visual Migrations”: Exhibition on contemporary immigration is part of the series of cultural events called “Deportation Nation.” Centro Cultural de la Raza, 2125 Park Blvd., Balboa Park. Through March 8. Free.

Mexican art: A new gallery dedicated to Mexican art features an exhibit of works from the late 19th and early 20th centuries at the Museum of Art San Diego, Balboa Park. (619) 232-7931 or

“Gods & Gold”: Pre-Columbian treasures from Mexico to Peru. San Diego Museum of Man, Balboa Park. (619) 239-2001 or

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