Arts and Entertainment

Civic Youth Orchestra to hail 60 years

By News Desk | May 25, 2017

The Civic Youth Orchestra will celebrate its 60th Anniversary with weekend-long festivities. A gala reception and dinner will be followed by a first-of-its-kind concert in honor of program founder Daniel Lewis. A weekend full of celebratory events in honor of the Civic Youth Orchestra’s 60th Anniversary and Daniel Lewis, the program founder. On Saturday, June 17 the CYO will be … Continue reading “Civic Youth Orchestra to hail 60 years”

Center Chorale’s season finale is “Jazz Awhile” at Welk Resort

By News Desk | May 20, 2017

The Center Chorale and Champagne Dixie Jazz Band June 4, 4 p.m. will perform the Center Chorale’s final concert of the season, “Jazz Awhile”, featuring choral arrangements for Dixieland band and chorus by composer-arranger Wayne Scott. The combined ensembles will perform at Lawrence Welk Resort, Greens Event Center in Escondido.  Included in the evening will be an Italian feast by … Continue reading “Center Chorale’s season finale is “Jazz Awhile” at Welk Resort”

Patio revives Albee’s searing “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf”

By David Ross | May 11, 2017

In Edward Albee’s classic “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” a middle-aged couple spend an early morning after a university faculty party tearing each other to shreds emotionally in front of a younger couple who are dragged into their mutual hate-fest much against their will, only to end up joining in pretty enthusiastically. It was one of the feel-bad classics of … Continue reading “Patio revives Albee’s searing “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf””

Music Man plays at Welk Theater

By News Desk | May 11, 2017

“The Music Man” is now playing at the Welk Theatre now through July 30. Directed and Choreographed by Ray Limon, “Music Man” stars David Humphrey as Harold Hill and Charlene Koepf as Marian. The classic tale of a travelling sales man who arrives in town to swindle its residents claiming the promise of a Boy’s Band using the “think system” … Continue reading “Music Man plays at Welk Theater”

Children’s Discovery Museum to hold summer camp

By News Desk | May 03, 2017

The San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum in Escondido will hold Discovery Summer Camp 2017 from June through August. The summer camp will allow children to explore, imagine, and experiment through hands-on science, art, and world culture activities. One week sessions will be held June 26-30, July 10-August 11 for students enterting kindergarten through grade 3. Each week has a new … Continue reading “Children’s Discovery Museum to hold summer camp”

Escondido artist’s works showcased in L.A.’s Chimaya Gallery

By News Desk | May 03, 2017

Escondido artist Armando Padilla is exhibiting some of his works at the Chimaya Art Gallery in Los Angeles. Padilla attended the reception for the gallery’s grand reopening on Sunday. Opening the doors of an art gallery is like entering a compilation of artist’s diaries. Every wall is vividly decorated with a moment ripped directly out of an artist’s life. Nothing … Continue reading “Escondido artist’s works showcased in L.A.’s Chimaya Gallery”

EAA 2017 Kids Kaleidoscope Winners Announced

By News Desk | April 25, 2017

Escondido Art Association members, parents and students Saturday, April 8 gathered together at the Awards Ceremony and Reception at the Artists Gallery on Grand Avenue in Escondido to honor the Kids Kaleidoscope art students. The Kids Kaleidoscope competition is sponsored by the EAA and a donation from Bjarne and Suzanne Nicolaisen and salutes young artists ages 5 – 18 who … Continue reading “EAA 2017 Kids Kaleidoscope Winners Announced”

Karen and the Klassix to appear May 7

By News Desk | April 25, 2017

Karen and the Klassix will be performing at 2 p.m., May 7, in the Center Theater at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Karen Mitchell will be singing Italian and American standards and classics (“At Last,” “Que Sera Sera,” “Fever,” “Mambo Italiano,” “So Many Men,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Those Were the Days,” etc.) plus a few Western songs … Continue reading “Karen and the Klassix to appear May 7”

Get your cosplay on at ‘Kiwanis Kon’ May 27

By News Desk | April 25, 2017

Escondido Kiwanis Noon Club is having a costume event May 27 at the California Center for Arts,  Escondido.  This is the club’s 17th year having MEGABUCKS, now called KIWANIS KON where several $500 prizes will be awarded and the grand prize of $5,000 will be given to the lucky ticket winner. This year the Sci-fi Coalition of San Diego will … Continue reading “Get your cosplay on at ‘Kiwanis Kon’ May 27”

Renaissance Faire opens April 29

By News Desk | April 19, 2017

April 29 & 30 and May 6 & 7, will mark the 18th year for the Renaissance Faire produced by Olde Tyme Productions Inc. The Ren Faire will be held for the 29th straight year in Felecita Park in Escondido. The Faire starts at 10 a.m. each day and runs until 6 a.m. This is the longest continually running Renaissance … Continue reading “Renaissance Faire opens April 29”