East County News Service
January 26, 2017 (San Diego’s East County) -- This week’s Destination East County includes party with the stars, cabaret nights, What the Butler Saw, and a Courtly Noise concert.
Plus, we’ll tell you about coming attractions including Cupid’s Carouse, a production of To Kill a Mockingbird, a Celtic guitar concert, Cuyamaca College’s powwow, Cupids and Canines, plus Dancing and Dining with your Valentine.
So scroll down for all of these events and many more!
WHAT THE BUTLER SAW: JAN. 20-FEB. 19 IN LA MESA
Lamplighters Theatre in La Mesa’s production of “What the Butler Saw,” a classic British farce, continues now through Feb. 19th.
When a psychiatrist tries to seduce an aspiring secretary, his botched efforts lead to comic bedlam involving his insatiable wife, a randy bellhop, a befuddled police officer and Sir Winston Churchill. For tickets and details you can visit www.LamplightersLaMesa.com.
CABARET NIGHTS JAN. 27-28 IN SPRING VALLEY
Young Actors Theater will host cabaret nights on Friday and Saturday, January 27th and 28th at the Y-A-T theater in Spring Valley. The cabaret nights showcase talented Y-A-T members performing musical, dance and acting performances to benefit the theatrical group. For tickets you can visit www.YATSanDiego.org.
PARTY IN THE STARS JAN. 28 IN LA MESA
The La Mesa Arts Foundation invites you to “Party in the Stars” at the La Mesa Community Center on January 28th. The event benefits the La Mesa Arts Academy.
The event will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Party in the Stars will include live music, food and a silent auction. For tickets visit www.LaMesaArts.org.
ICE SKATING AT VIEJAS NOW THROUGH JAN. 29
This weekend is your last chance to enjoy outdoor ice skating at the Viejas Outlet Center in Alpine, which closes Sunday evening, until the next holiday season. For details, you can visit www.Viejas.com.
COURTLY NOYSE CONCERT JAN. 29 AT MISSION TRAILS
Mission Trails Regional Park will host a (free) concert featuring Courtly Noyse on January 29th at 3 p.m. performing Renaissance music. The group began singing madrigals atop Mount Palomar and has since added instrumentalists. Just like our forebears in the sixteenth century, you can while away an afternoon with music, storytelling and humor. You can find details at MTRP.org.
NOW FOR A PREVIEW OF COMING ATTRACTIONS…
CUYAMACA COLLEGE POW WOW FEB. 4
The Native American Student Alliance at Cuyamaca College will host its 3rd Annual Powwow on Saturday, February 4th from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. in front of the Communication Arts complex.
The powwow aims to promote Native American heritage with activities, including Bird Singing, a native singing style of the Kumeyaay people honoring culture and traditions of local tribes. The event also includes arts and craft vendors, foods, drums, native dances and more. For details, visit www.Cuyamaca.edu.
CUPID’S CAROUSE FEB. 11 IN LA MESA
The nonprofit Hearts for San Diego invites you to show some love by attending Cupid’s Carouse, an annual tasting party on Saturday, February 11th at 7 pm. at the La Mesa Community Center.
Wines, beers and spirits will be paired with Valentine favorite foods and tasty sweets. There will also be a silent auction and raffle. Hearts for San Diego has helped raise funds for other nonprofit organizations helping veterans, special needs children, animals and the environment. For tickets, visit www.HeartsforSD.org.
HAWAIIAN AND CELTIC GUITARIST IN LA MESA FEB. 11
Acoustic guitarist, singer and songwriter Jim Earp will perform Hawaiian and Celtic guitar music, as well as folk-rock songs at the San Pasqual Winery Tasting Room and Gallery in La Mesa on Saturday, February 11th from 7 to 10 p.m.
Wine and cheese are available for the performance in the winery’s cozy back room.
For details, you can go to SanPasqualWinery.com.
CUPIDS AND CANINES ADOPTIONS FEB. 12 AT GROSSMONT CENTER
If you’re looking for some puppy love, over 100 dogs and puppies from local recue groups will be at Grossmont Center looking for a loving home during the Cupids and Canines Pet Adoption event on February 12th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
You’re invited to meet, play with and learn about each dog—and if you find your perfect match, you can take your new furry friend home this Valentine’s Day weekend! Dozens of pet adoption groups will be onsite for this special event.
For more information, visit www.GrossmontCenter.com.
DANCE AND DINE, DEAR VALENTINE: ROUNDUP GRILL IN SANTA YSABEL FEB. 14
The Roundup Grill in Santa Ysabel (26439 Highway 76) invites you to dance and dine with your valentine on February 14th.
Your feast by Chef John Little will be paired with wines from Ramona Ranch Winery, from bubbly to beef short ribs braised with Cabernet and chocolate, to a surprise desert.
Live fiddle music by Celia will combine jazz and blues, zydeco and Celtic music for dancing the night away with your sweetheart.
For tickets and details, visit www.RamonaRanch.com and click on “what’s the buzz.”
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD: FEB. 17-26 IN SANTEE
Pickwick Players will present “To Kill a Mockingbird” February 17th through 26th at Off Broadway Live (9490 Cuyamaca St.) In Santee.
Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird is the timeless and timely story of attorney Atticus Finch and his children Scout and Jem in the summer of 1935 in Maycomb, Alabama.
Atticus strives to raise his children to be willing to see the world from other peoples’ perspectives. But when Atticus agrees to defend a young black man unfairly accused of accosting a white woman, he finds his children and himself in grave danger.
This coming-of-age story of prejudice and violence, tolerance and community is as relevant today as it was when it was first published in 1960. The novel was adapted to a screenplay which won the Academy Award for Best Picture. For tickets and details, visit www.PickwickPlayers.net.
That’s all for this week!
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We’ll be back next week with more festivals, events and attractions in San Diego’s East County!