Arts and Entertainment

Local university students raise money to fund film

By News Desk | March 24, 2017

Several film students at John Paul the Great Catholic University in Escondido are raising money to fund a film that will be their Senior Thesis. They are required to develop a Senior Thesis short film from pre-production stages all the way to post production.  In order to do this each project must raise a certain amount of money to get … Continue reading “Local university students raise money to fund film”

Art association honors arts scholarship winners

By News Desk | March 24, 2017

The Escondido Art Association presented their 2017 Scholarship awards at an awards ceremony and reception held at the Artists Gallery on March 11. Awards were presented to the following young artists :  First Place ($500) Olivia Jolly, Classical Academy H.S.;  2nd Place ($300) Charlie Ramirez, Escondido H.S.; 3rd Place ($200) Rebecca Becze, Escondido H.S.;  Honorable Mention ($50) Heather Oliver, Valley … Continue reading “Art association honors arts scholarship winners”

San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum invites guests to 2017 Spring Gala – Oceania

By News Desk | March 24, 2017

San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum (SDCDM) announces “Oceania” will be the theme for their annual spring benefit. On April 2, from 4–8 p.m. SDCDM will be hosting an evening celebrating the cultures and cuisines of the Pacific Islands. This year’s title sponsor is the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians. The event will kick off with a VIP Reception from 4–5 … Continue reading “San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum invites guests to 2017 Spring Gala – Oceania”

Grape Day Park Movies

By News Desk | March 19, 2017

During the summer Escondido History Center and the City Recreation Department will sponsor a free series “Summer Movies in Grape Day Park.” Refreshments are provided by Rita’s Ice Custard Happiness and Chick-fil-a. The movies are: June 24 — “Sing” July 8 —“BFG” July 22 — “Moana” August 5 —“The Secret Life of Pets” Children’s activities and refreshments available! Sponsored by … Continue reading “Grape Day Park Movies”

Escondido musicians to participate in Civic Youth Orchestra’s 60th year

By News Desk | March 16, 2017

Civic Youth Orchestra, better known as CYO, is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.  Nine musicians from Escondido will be among those who will be playing during this 60th anniversary year. The Escondido musicians are Gretchen Bottger, Charlotte Bouck, Andrew Cisneros, Elise Copeland, Savannah Frank, Benjamin Goddard, Riley McGinn, Isabella Moreno, Jonathan Thio. Civic Youth Orchestra will present its annual … Continue reading “Escondido musicians to participate in Civic Youth Orchestra’s 60th year”

‘Grease’ debuts at STAR Repertory Theater March 23

By News Desk | March 16, 2017

Escondido’s STAR Repertory Theatre, in collaboration with Jim Jacobs, will  present their production of “Grease The Musical,” at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, March 23-26. The show brings the T-Birds, the Pink Ladies and all the characters from the memorable musical to the Center. Besides obtaining the rights to “Grease,” the STAR Rep was able to work with … Continue reading “‘Grease’ debuts at STAR Repertory Theater March 23”

‘The Man Who Came to Dinner’ coming to Welk’s

By News Desk | March 16, 2017

Premier Productions is presenting Randall Hckman as Sheridan Whiteside in the classic Kaufman and Hart comedy, “The Man Who Came to Dinner.” The play will be performed at Welk Resort Theater April 7-30. The play is set in the small town of Mesalia, Ohio in the weeks leading to Christmas in the late 1930s. The exposition reveals that the famously … Continue reading “‘The Man Who Came to Dinner’ coming to Welk’s”

“Dancing With Our Stars,” returns April 1 to CCAE

By News Desk | March 08, 2017

“Dancing With Our Stars,” which features local Escondido community members, will return April 1 to the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Tickets are now on sale and event sponsorships are available. In an evening of “glitz and glamor” ten prominent community and business leaders tango, salsa, samba, cha cha and waltz their way across the dance floor to compete … Continue reading ““Dancing With Our Stars,” returns April 1 to CCAE”

STAR Repertory Theatre presents “Grease”

By News Desk | March 08, 2017

Escondido’s STAR Repertory Theatre, in collaboration with Jim Jacobs, will  present their production of “Grease The Musical,” at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, March 23-26. The show brings the T-Birds, the Pink Ladies and all the characters from the memorable musical to the Center. Besides obtaining the rights to “Grease,” the STAR Rep was able to work with … Continue reading “STAR Repertory Theatre presents “Grease””

2nd Saturday Concert Series

By News Desk | March 08, 2017

2nd Saturday Concert Series with the musical group Virtual Strangers  Saturday, March 11, 3 p.m.–4:30 p.m. This concert is suitable for all ages. Virtual Strangers perform a mixture of bluegrass in traditional three-part harmony and more contemporary sounds. Audience participation is encouraged.