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    Thursday 2/27/03

    Big hair and great music — female musicians of the ’60s are making a comeback, and this time it’s in The Theatre in Old Town’s production of “”Beehive.”” For the 10th year in a row, this hit production is being resurrected with great music from The Supremes, Lulu and Petula Clark, the Shangri-Las, and many more. The dancing and the music will have you dreaming of the ’60s, so you better catch this show in its final weekend. Tickets are $25 to $35. For more information call (619) 688-2491.

    They sound like a bit of desert, dust clouds and old beat-up trucks. Through their unique use of vibraphones and trumpets, Calexico evokes the essence of the Southwestern desert bordertowns that have such a prominent presence, even in San Diego. Playing at The Casbah at 8:30 p.m., Joey Burns and John Convertino of Calexico will make you teary-eyed with their brand of alternative country songs. Tickets are $12. For information call (619) 232-4355.

    Friday 2/28/03

    What would American cinema be like without those damned censors? Well, to find out how the censors, especially the 1934 “”Production Codes,”” affected films, one only needs to visit the Museum of Photographic Arts and see its new film series, “”Coded Cinema,”” which explores this very topic. Get ready to laugh so hard you’ll almost fall off your chair when “”The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek”” (1944) and “”Monty Python’s The Life of Brian”” (1979) are shown at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., respectively. Tickets are $4 to $5. For more information call (619) 238-7559. If you can’t make it to these films, check out the MoPA’s Web site, http://www.mopa.org/, and see what other films will be shown.

    In the year 2028, an earthquake has devastated the Tijuana and San Diego infrastructure, and a new society has formed out of the ruins of the old. Sounds strange doesn’t it? It’s the premise of the new play “”Nuevo California,”” now playing at the San Diego Repertory Theatre. The bicultural society explored in this futuristic look at this border state is the vision of Bernardo Solano and Allan Havis. Now in its final weekend, tickets for the performance start at $23. For tickets or information call (619) 544-1000.

    Satuday 3/01/03

    Forget Ricky Martin and Enrique Iglesias. Their type of Latin pop is on its way out, and on its way in is the original and powerful Latin-infused rock and electronica of Aterciopelados. The Columbian duo (Andrea Echeverri and Hector Buitrago) has six albums and two Grammy nominations under their belt, and their newest offering, “”Gozo Poderoso,”” still offers the dreamy power rock-pop that they have become popular for. See them when they play at 4th & B with Panoptica and Bostich. Tickets are $22.50. For more information call (619) 213-4343.

    6th @ Penn opens up its second season with another serving of heart-wrenching drama, and this time it’s the story of two mental patients forming an imaginary haven to escape the world. This play, “”Echoes,”” by N. Richard Nash is directed by Raimondo Genna. This is your last day to see it, so hurry! The performance is at 8 p.m. and tickets start at $15. For information call (619) 807-5619.

    Come out and celebrate the most eclectic ensemble of musicians at the sixth annual Muzik3 festival. This festival features music from all areas of music, from jazz and classical to punk and rock. The founder of the festival, Felix Fan, is a skilled cellist and will perform with his string quartet, Raw Fish and the Talujon Percussion Quartet. Those brave enough to venture out to the event will see music performed on such unconventional instruments as car-brakes drums, tin cans and even sirens. For the most exciting musical experience you’ll ever have, shell out $80 for the entire series (three whole weekends of music), or $15 per show ($5 for students). The concerts start at 8 p.m. and will be performed at Sushi Performance & Visual Art. For information call (858) 459-3728.

    Sunday 3/02/03

    Black history month may be about to end, but you can still celebrate black culture with the “”Kumba Fest: Beautiful, Bold, and Spiritual.”” The festival, which is held at the San Diego Repertory Theatre at the Lyceum Theatre, has celebrated the creative arts and heritage of black entertainment, forums and other events, and has been doing so for 11 years. Friday was its first day, which celebrated the “”Beautiful,”” while Saturday celebrated the “”Bold.”” On its third and final day, themed “”Spiritual,”” there will be a talent show, speakers and a gospel celebration. Tickets range from $5 to $15. For more information call (619) 544-1000.

    Tuesday 3/04/03

    They call themselves Kinky, but their singular techno and electronica dance music fused with Spanish rock has placed them on a pedestal amongst Latin dance music aficionados. Their 2002 self-titled album followed the pattern of the Aterciopelados, and was produced by Coldplay producer Chris Allison. See them before they are famous, and then when you see their video on MTV, you can say you saw them when they played at Canes Bar & Grill on March 4 at 9 p.m. Tickets are $15. For more information call (858) 488-1780.

    OK, they’re weird. Or perhaps it’s just the one brother, who pluralizes his name and reads French literature to extraterrestrials. Well, both brothers of the Chicago-based Joan of Arc, despite their disparate weirdness and pretentiousness, still manage to bring forth a music mixture that can’t be found many other places. But you’ll have to see them to understand. And if you don’t like Joan of Arc, at least Hell and Doug Sanchez, who open, will be worth the money. Tickets for this night of weird will be $8. For information call (619) 232-4355.

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