Arts and Entertainment

The “Lego Ninjago Movie” Screening: ten stars isn’t enough!


Are you a Legoland season pass holder? Then perhaps you were invited to the pre-screening of “The Lego Ninjago Movie.” At 6 p.m. on the night of the special showing, families lined up at Edwards Stadium 18 in San Marcos. Children frolicked around their parents as they waited for the movie, scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Kids could be […]

Double soloists Sunday celebrate the creation of melody

On Sunday September 24 at 3:30 p.m, guitarist Colin McAllister and pianist Christopher Adler will perform a recital at First United Methodist Church of Escondido, located at 341 S. Kalmia St. This concert is the first of the church’s 2017-2018 Music Series.  This concert celebrates the creation of melody through a variety of works from different historical periods. Two concerti […]

“First Wednesdays” means free concerts at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido

For over a decade, the California Center for the Arts, Escondido has hosted First Wednesdays.  First Wednesdays is the Center’s longest-running, free, community concert series which is held on the first Wednesday of every month from September 2017 through June 2018. The series normally takes place in the 400-seat Center Theater, but due to a number of sold-out shows in […]

Center Chorale gets ready for new season

Aficionados of the most sublime musical instrument of all, the human voice, will be pleased to read that the Center Chorale is returning for another series of concerts at various locations in North County. “It’s going to be pretty exciting!” says Joe Stanford, director of the Center Chorale, about the group’s new season, which will open on Friday, October 27 […]

Leyla McCalla to bring Creole folk to Center Theater

Leyla McCalla takes over downtown Escondido’s Center Theater at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido in support of her new critically acclaimed album “A Day for the Hunter, A Day for the Prey.”  The concert will be Sunday, October 1, at 7:30 p.m. McCalla is a former member of the Grammy-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops, a renowned cellist and moving […]

The 413 Project at the Grand Ave. Tea Room…

“Anne of Green Gables” In Escondido

What a great combination; early 20th century classic story and an evening enjoying an authentic English Tea.  That’s what you will have when you see The Project 413 production of “Anne of Green Gables,” at the Grand Avenue Tea Room. A mixture of young and experienced regional theater talent bring to life L.M. Maude’s timeless story. Set in early the […]

When an art exhibit is like a garden

Great art is like a blossoming garden of flowers. I stood at the doorway of the Escondido Municipal Gallery and asked my mind to guide me to that garden. A few seconds later, I found myself flying through a jovial mass of celebrative people. Within a minute, I landed within the colorful yet diverse art displays of the  “Color-Bytes” exhibit. […]

The Center Chorale singer auditions offered

The Center Chorale at the California Center for Arts, Escondido will soon begin rehearsals for the coming 2017-18 season.  The 50-voice ensemble is inviting new singers to participate in the coming year.  All voice parts are open in the ensemble, by audition.  The Center Chorale will be singing a new work A Time to Dance by English composer Alec Roth […]

Theater group brings thriller to Escondido’s Star Repertory Theatre

The San Diego theater group North County Players is bringing a new stage adaptation of the Alfred Hitchcock classic “The Lady Vanishes” to Escondido’s Star Repertory Theatre (located at 329 E. Valley Pkwy between Ivy and Juniper Streets). Titled “Passage Into Fear,” the play is set onboard a transcontinental passenger train traveling from Venice to Zurich, Switzerland during the waning […]

Former Escondido resident to have solo exhibition in Texas

Former Escondido resident and Orange Glen High School graduate Shannon Mateljan Fannin, who became a realist vehicle painter at the age of 44, will have her second solo exhibition this month in Texas. Fannin lived in Escondido from 1974 to 1989. She attended Orange Glen Elementary, Hidden Valley Middle School, and graduated from Orange Glen High School in 1987. She […]