Arts and Music

Arts and Music

TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR WATERSHED, AWARD-WINNING REDFORD FILM PREMIERE JULY 28 AT WATER CONSERVATION GARDEN

July 13, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) –  A premiere screening of  Watershed, will debut at the Water Conservation Garden at Cuyamaca College on July 28 at 8:15 p.m.  Tickets go on sale today. 

The film tells the story of threats to the once-mighty Colorado River—and offers solutions for the future of the American west.   It is produced by the Redford Center, established by actor Robert Redford.

YOUNG ACTORS’ THEATRE PRESENTS "GUYS & DOLLS" BEGINNING JULY 13

July 13, 2012 (Spring Valley) – The Young Actors Theatre is performing ‘Guys and Dolls’ at the Encore Theatre, 9620 Campo Road, Spring Valley beginning July 13 at 7:00 p.m.  Performances are July 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22.  The show is double cast so it will be different actors playing the roles on the second weekend.

SUPPORT REGIONAL ARTISTS AT THE EL CAJON ART GALLERY WALK ON JULY 20TH

July 15, 2012 (El Cajon) – Downtown El Cajon will be holding a Gallery Walk on July 20 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to encourage community support and involvement. Seven galleries will be taking part in this free event with more than 500 works of art available throughout El Cajon’s Gallery Row.

TIM LOVELACE TO PERFORM JULY 22 IN EL CAJON

July 15, 2012 (El Cajon) -- Tim Lovelace, a Christian comedian, singer and motivational speaker, will perform July 22 at 5:00 p.m. at the El Cajon Wesleyan Church, 1500 East Lexington Ave., El Cajon.  Lovelace uses humor to motivate and inspire by sharing life lessons.  He is also an accomplished player of the piano, guitar, banjo, mandolin and more.

The doors will open at 4:00 p.m. for this fun-filled family event.   The suggested donation for the event is $10 per person or $25 per family.

POWAY LIBRARY HOSTS WOODY GUTHRIE’S 100th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION JULY 14

 

July 13, 2012 (Poway)--Woody Guthrie lived through the most significant events of the twentieth century, forging his talents as a prolific writer who, through his songs, prose and poetry, told the story of everyman.

San Diego County Library joins people around the world in celebrating Guthrie's life and influence. Woody Guthrie's 100th Birthday Celebration will be held at the Poway Library, 13137 Poway Road on Saturday, July 14 at 2 p.m.  San Diego musicians will band together in a free concert to honor the famed singer, who still has a profound impact even 45 years after his death.

ART IN THE PARK: MISSION TRAILS JULY 14

July 12, 2012 (Mission Trails) -- The Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation and the California Art Club will present Treasures of the Mission Trails Regional Park Art Exhibit and Benefit on July 14 from 6-8:30 p.m.

Renowned Native American Flute Player Tim Romero will be performing and George Cowles, East County resident circa 1873-1883, will return in character. The event will also include fine art, fine wine, cheese and chocolate.

FREE FRANK SINATRA TRIBUTE AT VIEJAS JULY 13

 

July 12, 2012 (Alpine)—Old blue eyes is back—at least in spirit.  Frank Sinatra impersonator Monty Aidem will perform a free tribute concert on Friday, July 13 from 8 p.m. to 12 midnight in the V Lounge at Viejas Casino.  Aidem has performed at top casinos in Las Vegas and other major venues.  

TAYLOR GUITARS AND WESTFIELD CENTERS ANNOUNCE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES JULY 12 – AUGUST 23

 
Free acoustic performances to showcase local talent
 
July 11, 2012 (San Diego) -- This summer, Taylor Guitars and Westfield Centers are bringing live, acoustic music to shopping malls around San Diego County.
 
Beginning July 12, visitors to Westfield Horton Plaza and Westfield North County will be treated to free performances by local Taylor Guitars artists, including Americana revivalists, The Silent Comedy and Lexington Field, as well as singer-songwriters Oliver Trolley and Chi McClean.

POWAY CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS’ FALL 2012 SEASON SINGLE TICKETS ON SALE NOW

July 6, 2012 (Poway) – Single tickets for the Fall Season at the Poway Center for Performing Arts are now on sale.  The scheduled lineup for the season is:

O Berkley, Where Hart Thou? – September 22
Jake Shimabukuro – October 12
Natalie MacMaster – October 27
Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two Woman Show – Decmeber 1

CHRIS KLICH JAZZ QUINTET WITH LAURA PREBLE: JULY 28 IN SANTEE

 

 

July 6, 2012 (Santee) – Enjoy an  evening of romantic jazz performed by the Chris Klich Jazz Quintet, a well-known local ensemble has played at venues all over San Diego County.  The group’s album "Blue Skies" was nominated for best jazz album at the San Diego Music Awards.  

 

THIS ROCKS: THUNDER ROAD PERFORMS FREE BRUCE SPRINGSTEIN TRIBUTE CONCERT JULY 6

 

July 6, 2012 – It’s been many years since rock star Bruce Springstein performed in San Diego.  Now fans of “the Boss”  can enjoy his music performed by Thunder Road, twice nominated as best tribute band in the San Diego Music Awards. 

Best of all, this concert is free! Thunder Road takes stage at the Viejas Casino V-Lounge in Alpine this Friday, July 6 from 8 p.m  to midnight.

ART SHOW AT THE WIEGHORST MUSEUM BEGINS JULY 3

July 3, 2012 (El Cajon) – The Wieghorst Museum Foundation is hosting an art show from July 3 through August 31, every Tuesday through Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The participating artists include Jack Jordan, James Kermott, Mark Martensen, Ross Provence and Grace Schlesier.

The show is at the Olaf Wieghorst Musuem, 131 Rea Avenue, El Cajon.  The event includes a red tag sale.  For more information call 619-590-3431 or visit http://www.wieghorstmuseum.org/.

ECPAC FOUNDATION MAKES ITS CASE

 

By Miriam Raftery

June 27, 2012 (El Cajon)– At a press conference on June 22, members of the new ECPAC Foundation provided details to media on their proposal to reopen the East County Performing Arts Center (ECPAC) in time for the city’s centennial celebration in November.

Leaders presented City Manager Doug Williford with their 60-page plan in a meeting that extended from a planned 10-15 minutes to an hour and a half.  Foundation members expressed optimism, noting that Williford asked many questions and showed genuine interest in plans to revive the theater with innovative and cost-effective improvements.

LYRICS AND LAVENDER MUSIC FESTIVAL JUNE 30

June 27, 2012 (Valley Center) –How sweet it is! Keys Creek Lavender Farm, 12460 Keys Creek Road, Valley Center will hold its end of season music celebration on June 30 from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  

It will take place in the Special Events area of the private residence, with a main stage for live music, a beer and wine garden, prizes, drawings and other activities.

SANTEE-LAKESIDE ROTARY CLUB FOUNDATION CONCERT AT THE LAKES 2012 JUNE 30

 
June 23, 2012 (Santee) – The Santee-Lakeside Rotary Club Foundation and the Santee Lakes Foundation present Concert at the Lakes 2012 on June 30 at Santee Lakes from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The musicians performing include Dave Scott’s Band, Monsoon and Santee’s own, Fossil Fuel.

ALPINE COMMUNITY CENTER CONCERTS IN THE PARK ARE BACK

June 23, 2012 (Alpine) – The Alpine Community Center Summer Concerts in the Park begin on July 1 with the Marine Corps Band.  The free concerts begin at 6:00 p.m. at Alpine Community Center Park, 1830 Alpine Blvd., Alpine.  Food is available at the concerts.

AN OPENING RECEPTION FOR “NOWHERE” AT BIZ CENTER ART ON JUNE 23

June 21, 2012 (La Mesa) – Biz Center Art, the gallery in residence at the La Mesa Biz Center, 7317 El Cajon Blvd., La Mesa, is holding an opening reception for Nowhere on June 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The reception will feature the artists and their art.  “Nowhere” is a small image show featuring works of art no larger than 12” x 14” and costing no more than $100.

ECPAC FOUNDATION TO SUBMIT PLAN TODAY TO SAVE EAST COUNTY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (ECPAC)

 

Public urged to attend and support call to save the theater; plan will reopen venue before City’s Centennial celebration this fall and calls for phased renovation

June 21, 2012 (El Cajon) – After objecting to a proposal by the City of El Cajon to demolish East County Performing Arts Center (ECPAC) and build a hotel on the site, community members have united around a goal of saving the theater, forming the ECPAC Foundation.

At a recent meeting, Council voted to reject a developer’s proposal to tear down the theater, then invited ECPAC Foundation to submit a proposal to save the venue.

Today, the organization will hold a press conference at El Cajon City Hall, 200 Civic Center Way, at 3 p.m. to outline its proposal.  The group will submit an extensive plan for operating the theater to the City Manager at 3:30 p.m. The public is encouraged to come show support to save ECPAC.

WIEGHORST MUSEUM HOSTS A FINE ART SHOW JUNE 29

June 15, 2012 (El Cajon) – The Olaf Wieghorst Museum & Western Heritage Center, 131 Rea Ave, El Cajon will host an exhibition of nationally known local artists Grace Schlesier, Jack Jordan and Mark Martensen June 29 through August 29.  The opening night Meet the Artists Reception will be held on June 29 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Wine and light hors d’oeuvres will be served.

SANTEE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES NOW PLAYING

June 19, 2012 (Santee) – The city of Santee’s Summer Concert Series kicked off its 29th year on June 14 with The Destroyers, Navy Band Southwest.  The concert was accompanied by a food truck rally. 

The nine-concert series features the return of three musical acts that attracted sizeable crowds last year, as well as an eclectic lineup of 7 other bands that range from country to classic rock. Performances are every Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. through August 16, except July 5. 

ART IN THE PARK AT MISSION TRAILS REGIONAL PARK JULY 14

June 15, 2012 (San Diego) – The Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation and the California Art Club present Treasures of the Mission Trails Regional Park Art Exhibit and Benefit on July 14 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 1 Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego.  The event will include fine art, fine wine, cheese and chocolate.

DOUBLE FUN FOR DAD: JULIAN BLUES BASH JUNE 16 AND A FATHER’S DAY COUNTRY JAM JUNE 17

 

June 13, 2012 (Julian)—Music lovers will want to head east to Julian this weekend for a pair of popular events, both at the Menghini Winery.

SENIOR FOLLIES RETURNS TO SAN DIEGO WITH CALENDAR GIRLS A MUSICAL COMEDY FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

 
June 14, 2012 (San Diego) -- A group of vibrant San Diego seniors will take the stage in a spectacular musical comedy proving that our golden years need not be idle. About 70 performers make up the cast of Senior Follies ranging in ages from 55 to 97 years old.

 

KRIS KRISTOFFERSON CONCERT JUNE 15 TO BENEFIT UNITED FARM WORKERS’ 50TH ANNIVERSARY

 

 
By Mayan Avitable
 
June 13, 2012 (San Diego) -- Tickets are on sale now for the Kris Kristofferson & Friends concert series to benefit the 50th anniversary of the United Farm Workers (UFW). The tickets are available at http://www.ufw.org, and limited VIP seats are available. The San Diego area tickets for the concert on Friday, June 15th are also available at Spreckles Theater. The San Diego concert will begin at 8:00 p.m. and will feature Mariachi Divas.

 

ART LOVERS DELIGHT: GALLERY WALK & MASTERS OF THE MOMENT SHOW IN EL CAJON JUNE 15

 

 
June 13, 2012 (El Cajon) – Stroll through eight local galleries in downtown El Cajon’s Art Gallery Walk this Friday night, June 15 from 5-8 p.m. 
 
In addition, a reception for the Masters of the Moment Show will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. at Sophie’s Art Gallery, 109 Rea Ave, with awards presented at 6:30 p.m.  

 

LOCAL ARTIST TAKES AWARD AT SAN DIEGO WATERCOLOR SOCIETY’S JUNE SHOW, RUNNING CLEAR.

 
June 13, 2012 (San Diego) -- La Mesa resident Chuck McPherson took the First Place Award at the San Diego Watercolor Society’s June Member Show with his painting Trickle Down Effect.  The juror recognized Chuck’s painting for excellent design and how he captured the texture of the rounded rocks and depth in the stream. More of Chuck’s work can be seen at his website http://artthatsells.net.  Chuck will be demonstrating at the San Diego Fair June 23, 11-6; June 24, 11-6; July 3, 12-4 and July 4 from 12–4. 

EL CAJON MERCHANT HOPES REOPENING THEATER WILL BRING BUSINESS BACK TO DOWNTOWN

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June 12, 2012 (El Cajon)--Many of the restaurants in downtown El Cajon opened their doors several years ago because of the proximity of the East County Performing Arts Center (ECPAC) on Main Street. One of those is Domenico Donato’s “Mangia Bene” Italian restaurant located directly across from the theater which opened a decade ago. 

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