UCSD Open House brings entertainment to the masses

UCSD will hold its annual Open House on Oct. 20. According to the event’s organizers, Open House is designed to show off UCSD to potential and current students and their parents, professors and general visitors.

In addition to a wide variety of carnival games, lectures and athletic events, the university will be holding an “”Extertainment Extraordinare.””

The “”Extraordinaire”” will go from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and will feature performers ranging from musicians to dancers and activities involving everything from bubbles to “”hanging ten.””

Morning highlights will include Shapes, a 3-D computer art activity at the San Diego Supercomputer Center; Wing, a “”recognized conga drummer and percussionist”” who utilizes audience participation; the UCSD dance team followed by The Tritones in the Price Center and a performance by Agent 22, which was nominated for “”Best Jazz Album”” at the 2000 San Diego Music Awards, on the Sun God Lawn.

In the afternoon, Lahi, which labels itself “”Southern California’s Filipino and American Rock ‘N Roll Band,”” will perform at 12 p.m. and 1p.m. at the Supercomputer Center’s patio.

Continuing with the international theme, Capoerira Mandiga will be exhibiting Brazilian martial art at 12:15 p.m. at the Price Center. Also, at 1 p.m., Runningpath Intertribal Dancers and Orgullo Boricua will be doing traditional Native American dancing and Puerto Rican folk dancing. Runningpath will be in the Price Center; Orgullo Boricua is going to perform at the Warren Mall.

Movie lovers will appreciate all-day screenings of “”unique and rare”” films from the library’s permanent collection. Also, the Price Center Theater will present two showings of the recent family hit, “”Shrek”” — one at 3 p.m. and the other at 6 p.m.

Other musical acts include the Mar Dels, “”San Diego’s most well-known and loved nostalgia band,”” and Hot Rod Lincoln, “”one of the hottest up-and-coming bands in town.”” Hot Rod Lincoln specializes in the “”retro sound of the 1950s and rock-a-billy music”” and received the “”Best Roots/Rock-a-Billy/Swing Song”” award in the 1997 San Diego Music Awards. Both bands will play at the Price Center — The Mar Dels at 2 p.m. and Hot Rod Lincoln at 3:30 p.m.

Sea lovers should appreciate the Scripps Institution of Oceanongraphy’s entertainment program. Scripps scientists themselves will be teaching visitors to surf and Scripps will provide the surfboards.

Those not inclined to “”hang ten”” can instead hang out in the original research buildings, which are usually closed to the public. Tours of the buildings will be given from 11 a.m. to 4p.m.

A trombone quartet, Irish dancers and guitarists round out the Scripps entertainment roster.

On the more intellectual side of Open House entertainment, Dr. Gabriele Wienhausen, the founding provost of the Sixth College, will present a 1p.m. lecture entitled “”Not Your Parents’ University: How Technology Will Reshape the Lives and Education of Our College Students”” at Center Hall 115. Also, Professor Bert Turetzky will speak about “”Creativity: Making Your Dreams Come True”” in Center Hall 101 at 10 a.m.

Athletic events at Open House include alumni tennis, volleyball, water polo and soccer games. Alumni will also be racing in a swim meet. Current UCSD athletes will also get their chance to shine: A men’s soccer game is scheduled for 2 p.m. against CSU San Bernadino at RIMAC Field.