Arts and Music
Artwork by Loretta Deczynski of El Cajon on exhibit at La Mesa health library
September 24, 2012 (La Mesa)--The Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, a consumer health library in La Mesa, is currently featuring an exhibit of 21 paintings by El Cajon artist Loretta Deczynski through the month of September. The artwork showcases nine different media, including pastel, graphite and charcoal.
September 24, 2012 (La Mesa) – Space Bar Internet Café hosts an Open Mic night on the fourth Thursday each month from 7:30-10 p.m. at 7454 University Avenue, La Mesa.
This week, poet Kate Harding, a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, will join host Jim Moreno. Her first collection of poetry, "Santa Monica Disposal and Salvage," has earned praise from Steve Kowit, Marge Piercy and Diane Wakoski. Writing under the pen name Penny Perry and as Kate Harding, her poems have appeared in numerous magazines, including Poetry International, Earth's Daughters, Spillway, and the San Diego Poetry Annual. Kate is the fiction editor for the new on-line Knot Journal. She was a fellow at the American Film Institute and her movie, "A Berkeley Christmas" aired on PBS.
GROSSMONT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND MASTER CHORALE TO PERFORM “THE PLANETS” SEPT. 26—WITH VISUALS FROM NASA
September 21, 2012 (Lemon Grove) -- Join the members of the Grossmont Symphony Orchestra & Master Chorale in the second concert of the 2012-2013 performance season entitled THE PLANETS—a multimedia performance combining music with high definition graphics & animations from NASA and EUROSPACE.
From left to right: Linda Crompton, BoardSource President & CEO; Ann Hix and Rob Gaan from SDYS; David Nygren, BoardSource Chair and Prudential representative
September 17, 2012 (El Cajon) – Downtown El Cajon invites you to a gallery walk featuring seven galleries on Friday, September 21 from 5-8 p.m. More than 500 works of art will be available along El Cajon’s Gallery Row in the community’s burgeoning arts district. The evening also features giveaways, food and beverages, live music and demonstrations by local artists. In addition, a “meet the artist” reception with Dawn Hough Sebaugh will be held at the Main Street 5 Gallery.
September 14, 2012 (Julian)--For the 43rd year, Julian celebrates the end of summer with music. The Julian Music Festival will be held on September 15 from 12 noon to 9 p.m. This year brings a change in location to the Menghini Winery.
Originally this festival was a banjo fiddle competition, and more recently known as the Julian Bluegrass Festival. Now in its 40th year, the Festival expands to offer not only bluegrass, but an Americana mix of Western ballads and classic folk music. This year, an evening dance under the stars from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. is also new--so bring your dancing shoes and plan to kick up your heels.
September 13, 2012 (Spring Valley) – Encore! Theatre presents “twi-lite” September 14 – 16 at 9620 Campo Rd., Spring Valley. The show is a fun-filled, family friendly musical spoof on the book series, “Twighlight”. It is styled as an old fashioned melodrama with silliness galore.
ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE JOHN C. REILLY JOINS CAST OF "O BERKLEY, WHERE HART THOU?" SEPT. 22 AT POWAY PERFORMING ARTS
September 13, 2012 (Poway) -- Poway Center for the Performing Arts (POW!) Foundation is proud to announce the addition of Academy Award, Tony Award and Golden Globe nominee John C. Reilly to the cast for O Berkley Where Hart Thou?, to be staged at 8pm Saturday, September 22 at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts.
Reilly is best known for His offbeat character work in films like Step Brothers, Walk Hard, Talladega Nights, Magnolia, and Boogie Nights. For his role in the hit movie musical Chicago, Reilly was nominated for both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe. He received a Tony nomination for his work in True West on Broadway with Philip Seymour Hoffman. Musical performance is nothing new to Reilly. He performed “Mr. Cellophane” on the soundtrack to Chicago, and wrote and performed music for the soundtrack to Walk Hard, for which he received a Grammy nomination. Reilly has recorded with Jack White. In addition to local hero Tom Brosseau, Reilly has performed with Willie Nelson, Band of Horses and Jamey Johnson.
September 12, 2012 (El Cajon) – The Heritage of the Americas Museum presents “Native American Song Cycles and Creation Stories in Southern California” with Steve Elster, Ph.D. on September 22 at 1:00 p.m. in the Museum Conference Room. Tribal members throughout the region will sing and speak as they give a rendition of their stories.
The cost of admission is $5.00, however Museum members and children are free. The Museum is located at 12110 Cuyamaca College Drive West, El Cajon. For more information call the museum at 619-670-5194 or visit www.cuyamaca.edu/museum.
September 7, 2012 (San Diego) -- The Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation will present "Sumi-e Journey," an art exhibit featuring Asian Brush paintings by Iris Lowe-Reiss and Joan Rasp. The exhibit will be on display in the Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center Art Gallery from September 8 through 28, 2012.
The public is cordially invited to a reception for the artists on Sunday, September 16, from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
September 6, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) -- On Saturday, September 8, 2:00 p.m., join Chris Burns, of Many-Strings, at the Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center's outdoor amphitheater for an interactive musical journey through San Diego's history!
September 2, 2012 (Alpine) – The Alpine Woman’s Club will be holding its monthly luncheon on September 18 at 12 p.m. at 2156 Alpine Blvd., Alpine. The Rhinestone Grannies will perform a variety of songs and dances at the event. Some of the members of the Rhinestone Grannies include past CCT Senior Follies cast members.
The luncheon is open to all East County women as well as past and future members. Space is limited, so please make a reservation prior to September 15 by contacting Judy Grant at 619-445-1987 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 4, 2012 (San Diego) -- The 2012-2013 Grossmont Community Concert Association has announced six outstanding concerts featuring a variety of music including vocalists, Motown, Jazz, and the music of popular artists. The mission of the Grossmont Community Concert Association is to cultivate, in citizens of the local community and surrounding area, an interest in quality music and the performing arts by a variety of artistic genres featuring live performances by professional artists.
September 2, 2012 (Ramona) – The Olde Ramona Hotel Gallery is gearing up for its 23rd Annual Fine Art Show which will run through the month of October and is seeking entries. There are four categories to enter: oil/acrylic, watercolor/watermedia, photography/computer art, and other (collage, pen & ink, pastels, sculpture, graphics, other media).
The entries are due September 27 through 29 fro 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the gallery, 845 Main St., Ramona. There is a maximum of three entries per artist. Artists may call 760-789-3682 for an application or visit www.olderamonahotelgallery.com.
August 29, 2012 (San Diego) – ArtsNFashion Magazine presents “Welcome to Ramallah”, a play by Sonja Linden and Adah Kay at Swedenborgh Hall, 4144 Campus Avenue, San Diego on Fridays and Saturdays from September 7 through 30 at 8:00 p.m. with a 2:00 p.m. matinee on Saturdays.
The play tells the tale of a Palestinian man, Daoud, in love with a Jewish woman, Mara. Together they are trapped in an apartment in Ramallah in the West Bank, along with his uncle and her sister. They are forced to confront the painful history of the Israeli – Palestinian conflict.
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August 19, 2012 (Poway) – Tickets are now on sale for the 2012 Winter/Spring season at Poway Performing Arts. The season includes Clint Black, The Capital Steps, Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance and Eleanor: Her Secret Journey, featuring Loretta Swit.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.powayarts.org or by calling the ticket office at 858-748-0505.
August 19, 2012 (La Mesa) – Biz Center Art presents Inside Out, an art show with a 70’s vibe, on August 25 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the La Mesa biz Center, 7317 El Cajon Blvd., La Mesa. The event will feature 70’s music and 70’s art. The show will run through October.
Dress up in 70’s themed attire and step back in time with art that speaks to the 70’s. There will even be an entire wall devoted to black velvet paintings.
August 19, 2012 (El Cajon) – Heritage of the Americas Museum is holding “Museum Roadshow” on August 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Museum Conference Room, 12110 Cuyamaca College Drive West, El Cajon. Craig Helm will be there to help identify and price treasures.
August 14, 2012 (La Mesa) – O’Dunn Fine Art is showing a select group of paintings from 20th Century postwar America on August 17 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the gallery, 8325 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa. The event features fresh-to-the-market pieces by modernist Gideon Sandelin and works by listed artists Ilya Bolotowsky, William Joseph Rakocy and Ray Vinella. Sandelin’s son, Raul, will be on hand to talk about his father’s art and paintings.
Sandelin’s son, Raul, will be on hand to talk about his father’s art and paintings.
This hosted event is open to the public. Visit www.odunnfineart.com for more information.
August 14, 2012 (San Diego) – Peter Sprague, a critically acclaimed jazz guitarist, will perform August 19 at the Visitor Center theater at Mission Trails Regional Park, 1 Fr. Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego. The concert will begin at 3 p.m.
Sprague is a composer, musical arranger and musical transcriber as well as a sound recording engineer and music producer. Visit his website at http://petersprague.com/.
August 3, 2012 (El Cajon) – Rose & the Nightingale’s concert Spirit of the Garden will be held August 11, at 7 p.m. at the Water Conservation Garden Amphitheater, 12122 Cuyamaca College Dr. West, El Cajon. Rose & the Nightingale is a New York City based quartet of world-class improvising vocalists and instrumentalists. Spirit of the Garden blurs the boundaries of world music, folk and jazz improvisation for a unique sound.
August 7, 2012 (San Diego) – Run Women Run, along with 20 Partner Organizations, is presenting a screening of the documentary “Miss Representation” on August 26 at 2:30 p.m. at Irwin M. Jacobs Hall, 5775 Morehouse Dr., San Diego to commemorate Women’s Equality Day. The documentary, by Jennifer Siebel Newsome, explores how the media’s misrepresentations of women have led to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence.
August 4, 2012 (La Mesa) – Dizzy’s presents Robin Henkel band with Horns! Blues and Jazz Concert at the McCrea Music Company, 8361 Allison Ave., La Mesa on August 17 beginning at 8 p.m. Henkel is an amazing blues slide guitarist and his music ranges from primitive Mississippi Delta blues to Texas style Swing.
Tickets for the show are $15 and $10 for students. Call 619-698-7272 for more information. Or visit www.robinhenkel.com.
August 3, 2012 (La Mesa) – San Pasqual Winery Tasting Room presents Saturday Night Sax on August 18 from 7 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at 8364 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa. Enjoy the saxophone music of Aaron Valencia while sampling wine, cheese and crackers, and decadent desserts. Admission is free.
For more information about San Pasqual Winery visit http://www.sanpasqualwinery.com/.
August 2, 2012 (El Cajon ) – The public is encouraged to attend a meeting hosted by the ECPAC Foundation on August 13 at 6 p.m. at the Palms Restaurant and Banquet Hall, 143 E.Main Street in El Cajon.
“We will be giving an informal presentation of the Foundation’s proposal to reopen and operate the East County Performing Arts Center,” Foundation board member Duane Swainston said. The plan was submitted to El Cajon's City Manager on June 21. Now the Foundation seeks input from all stakeholders including concerned citizens, local businesses, event promoters, vendors, potential sponsors and partners.