Arts and Entertainment

Patio Playhouse presents “Pygmalion” until Jan. 28

Can a lowly flower girl make the grade masquerading as a duchess? Henry Higgins thinks so! Dive into this enchanting classic tale by George Bernard Shaw as “Pygmalion” hits the stage at Patio Playhouse, running through January 28. Phonetics Professor Henry Higgins makes a gentleman’s wager that, through strict tutelage in language and deportment, he can pass off a lowly […]

2nd Saturday Art Lesson returns with a tribute to Niki De Saint Phalle

This month’s free 2nd Saturday Art Lesson is inspired by Niki de Saint Phalle’s Queen Califia’s Magic Circle, and celebrates The Center Museum’s current exhibition Niki de Saint Phalle: Mythical California. On January 13 starting promptly at 10 a.m. in the Studio 2 Art Room, all attendees will have the opportunity to create beautiful mosaic art of their own with […]

Wynonna Judd Is Coming to Center and bringing the Big Noise with her

Country music icon and Grammy winning artist, Wynonna Judd, takes over the California Center for the Arts, Escondido’s Concert Hall on Janury 14 at 7:30 p.m. If you’re a fan of country music, or if you’ve heard of country music, chances are you’ve heard of Wynonna Judd. She began her career alongside her mother in the 1980’s as one half […]

Winter and Spring 2018 Storytime Programs at Escondido Public Library

Escondido Public Library offers storytime programs this winter and spring designed for babies, toddlers, and pre-kindergarten children. Storytime programs are filled with songs, fingerplays, flannel board presentations, puppets and, of course, stories just right for the development of young minds. Library staff are happy to help families find books to check out after programs. Escondido Public Library’s 2018 Winter and […]

New exhibition “8 x 8 Squared” opens Feb. 10 at Distinction Gallery

Distinction Gallery will host “8 x 8 Squared,” an exhibition curated by represented Escondido based artist, Kelly Vivanco, featuring new artworks by Vivanco and 12 other highly sought after artists. The opening reception with Vivanco and several participating artists will be held on Saturday February 10, from 6-10 p.m. For the reception, they will have live music, ArtHatch open studios, […]

San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum’s “Roots Series” celebrates Thailand on December 16

San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum (SDCDM) is excited to announce the fifth year of SDCDM’s Roots Series. This free series is part of the Museum’s mission to celebrate and educate children and adults about different world cultures in our community. The sixth and final program for this year is Saturday, December 16th from 2:00-4:00pm and will celebrate the cultural traditions of […]

Christmas comes early when Quattrosound hits the stage Dec. 21

What do you get when you mix four incredibly accomplished musicians, holiday classics, and the California Center for the Arts? A musical gift so big there’s no way it’ll fit under the tree! Quattrosound is a powerful acoustic quartet that not only fuses sound from their multicultural members, but also brings their talent to the stage creating a live show […]

“Let the Bells Ring” will highlight Christmas music

The Center Chorale and The Center Children’s Chorus will present Let the Bells Ring!, a festive concert of Christmas music accompanied by English hand bells, and organ.  The Bell Choir of the First United Methodist Church in Escondido, conducted by David Leigh Shearer will join the choral ensembles in the concert.  Take a cultural tour of celebrations in our community […]

Miracosta Symphony and Choirs to play at First Wednesday concert

The California Center for the Arts’  popular monthly event, First Wednesday, will host the 70-member MiraCosta College’s Symphony Orchestra and Choir as they take the stage to present Dueling Nutcracker, selections from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker & Duke Ellington’s The Nutcracker Suite and other holiday favorites. Founded in 2010, the Orchestra has grown in numbers and notoriety earning rave reviews for […]

Patio’s “Greetings” is a holiday treat with a trick

All good drama is based on conflict, with a little bit of surprise thrown in.  For Christmas, a smidgen of magic and faith is also not unwelcome—like an extra helping of eggnog. Patio Playhouse’s production of “Greetings!” meets those criteria in spades. What could be more designed to spark conflict than a 30ish man, Andy (played by Chris Braden) bringing […]


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