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    Thursday 2/20/03

    The fraternal trio from Chicago, Chevelle, has proven that they are more than just a one-hit wonder with the release of their second album, “”Wonder What’s Next,”” on Epic Records. Compared to Helmet and Tool, brothers Sam, Pete and Joe will perform their lovely lyrics, powerful drums and guitar at The Scene, along with 30 Seconds to Mars and Pulse Ultra. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $13 presale and $15 the day of the concert.

    Known for its breakthrough performances and unique shows, the Sledgehammer Theatre is presenting the last play of its 2002-03 season, “”Berzerkergang.”” A scathing commentary on wealth, power and love that uses many symbols and figures from Nordic mythology, this play is based loosely on Richard Wagner’s “”The Ring Cycle.”” This alternative play will be running through March 16. For tickets and information call (619) 544-1484.

    Friday 2/21/03

    With a decade of producing and teaching ballet under its belt, City Ballet of San Diego is bringing a new show that includes selections of ballet from its broad collection. “”Ovations”” will feature their talented contract dancers, as well as apprentices and trainees. The show will be playing at the intimate City Heights Urban Village Performance Annex at the corner of Fairmount Avenue and Wightman Street. The performance is running through Feb. 23. Tickets are $30 for general admission, and $10 to $12.50 for students or professionals under 30. For tickets and information call (858) 272-8663.

    Punk is a mainstay in San Diego, and no one has proven this more than Unwritten Law. These Southern California skaters will be playing with Hornswaggled, Causeway, F.o.N., Grimby and Mother Mae I as a benefit for the organization Stand Up for Kids. Bring used clothing for the benefit. If you buy your tickets early, you’ll be able to “”Meet and Greet”” Unwritten Law. Tickets for this concert are $10 and can be purchased by calling (619) 226-7662. The show starts at 7 p.m.

    Saturyda 2/22/03

    San Diego’s 11th annual Brazilian Carnival will be held at 4th and B this year. So head on over to listen to the great samba music of Dandara and Panela Baiana, Unidos de Califa Samba School, Josias dos Santos and many more. You won’t even have to go to Rio De Janeiro to take part in one of the world’s largest parties. Nope, you’ll just have to go downtown. Who can resist all the colors, the feathers, the scantily clad costumed dancers? There will also be parades, capoeira demonstrations and contests. So come celebrate the joys of life when the doors open at 7 p.m. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets vary from $40 for VIP advanced ticket sales to $27 for general admission on the day of the show. For information or tickets call (619) 231 -4343.

    She’s just released her first album of original songs in almost four years, and now you can see the wonderful yet timid singer, Cat Power, at The Casbah. Cat Power’s 30-year-old Chan Marshall is the cute and adorable girl with an astonishing voice that can go from whispered apprehension to powerful heart-pouring. Also playing will be A.M. Vibe. Tickets are $15 and the show starts at 8:30 p.m.

    Sunday 2/23/03

    They’re creative, they’re bohemian, they’re poor – they’re artists. The visual art collective Radioactive Future, founded by local artist Bill Pierce in 2000, is a chance for local unknown artists without representation to exhibit and sell some of their work at the same time. The newest installment of Radioactive Future, “”Hardcore Intensity,”” features the work of Tim McCormick, Marco Almera, Mary Fleener, K8 Wince and many more. So go buy some artwork and support your local artists! The exhibit is free and runs through March 3 at the North Park record store The Muse. For information call (619) 296 – 8539.

    They call themselves The Average White Band, but they are anything but average. This band from Scotland has been releasing albums since the ’70s, such as “”Soul Searching”” and “”Benny & Us,”” which have been breaking racial barriers and placing them among the very best in soul artists. After a brief hiatus, the band got back together in 1989, and has been touring ever since. Check them out when they make an appearance at the Belly Up Tavern at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20. For more information call (858) 481 – 8040.

    Monday 2/24/03

    Their first show sold out, but maybe you’ll be just lucky enough to catch The Pretenders at 4th and B. The legendary group that brought us such classics as “”I’ll Stand by You”” will play at 8 p.m. Special guest artists are All Might Senators. Doors open at 7 p.m. Get there early or you’ll regret it. Tickets are $45 the day of the show.

    Another boring Monday at UCSD? Then point yourself in the direction of downtown San Diego, where you can see Alan Havis’ “”Private Parties”” at 6 p.m. at the Penn Theatre. The play — starring Julia Fulton and Kirstie Sessions, and directed by the theater’s own Kirsten Brandt — is about two women headed to Baja, Calif., for an adventure that will define their lives and lead to self exploration. The show runs through Feb. 29 and plays Sunday through Wednesday. Tickets are $15. For more information call (619) 688-9210.

    Tuesday 2/25/03

    Get ready to jump and dance like there’s no tomorrow when Tsunami Bomb, Hot Rod Circuit, Counterfit and The Reunion Show play at The Scene. These four great bands will leave your heart beating and your adrenaline coursing with their great guitar riffs and thumping drums and bass. The doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $11. For information call (858) 505-0979.

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