Arts and Entertainment

A Ship in the Woods to host music and art festival in June

  WSOHOIDPS (A Ship in the Woods) nonprofit art and culture incubator will be hosting its first annual music and art festival at Felicita County Park in Escondido from Saturday, June 16 to Sun-day, June 17. The festival will be a continuation of the nonprofit’s past programming, merging world-class talent with local San Diego artists.  Along with headliners Built To Spill, […]

World class cellist who got her start locally to return to Center

Tina Guo, the most famous alumnus of the Escondido-based San Diego Civic Youth Orchestra, will return to the area to perform at California Center for the Arts, Escondido on April 29—and performing with the orchestra where she first played when she was 10-years-old. “When she grabs the Cello, it’s like a sword. She becomes the Wonder Woman,” says Hans Zimmer, […]

Arts, Crafts and Vintage Market at Bates Nut Farm

The annual Arts, Crafts & Vintage Market returns to Bates Nut Farm on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday April 22, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Numerous vendors will be on hand to showcase their upcycled, restored, vintage, antique and handmade wares. All products are handmade in America. As part of the Spring Festival, this weekend is full of family fun […]

Patio Playhouse Community and Youth Theater Presents “Sweeney Todd School Edition”

A talented team of youngsters brings the bloody, worldwide success of Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd School Edition to Patio Playhouse, running March 23 to April 8. Patio Playhouse Youth Theater will present the school edition of “Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” appearing through April 8 at the intimate Kalmia and Grand theater. “Sweeney Todd,” with music and lyrics by […]

Get Jazzed for a Great Cause

West Coast Jam featuring Richard Elliot, Rick Braun, Norman Brown, and the West Coast Horns will be performing a benefit concert for JDRF on Friday, March 23 at 7:00 p.m. at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido.   JDRF’s mission is to create a world without type 1 diabetes, and all proceeds from this concert will fund research to […]

“Earnest” is a satisfying experience at “Tea Room”

The 413 Project Theater’s production of “The Importance of Being Earnest” now playing for two more weekends at the Grand Tea Room is about as up close and personal as you can get for this comic masterpiece. If you enjoy the idea of intimate theater, this is it! Oscar Wilde’s classic 1895 comedy farce lampooned the social conventions of the […]

Cesar Millan brings the dogs out for his sold-out show

Cesar Millan and his canine friends make their way to a SOLD-OUT theater at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on Saturday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m. Cesar Millan, original host of the “Dog Whisperer” series and star of the brand new Cesar Millan’s Dog Nation series on Nat Geo WILD, will reveal the secrets of happier, healthier relationships […]

Grammy winning trumpeter Chris Botti returns to Center

When it comes to modern instrumental music, there’s one name that appears at the top of everyone’s list: Chris Botti. Botti returns to the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on March 8 at 7:30 p.m. This Grammy award winning trumpeter has broken new ground by taking the legendary sounds of the trumpet and bringing them into the new millennium. […]

Contest will feature local talent

Tickets are now on sale for an evening of glitz and glamour as ten prominent community and business leaders tango, salsa, samba, cha cha and waltz their way across the dance floor to compete in the California Center for the Arts, Escondido’s 3rd Annual “Dancing With Our Stars” fundraiser on Saturday April 7. Community stars include KUSI’s Elizabeth Alvarez, Escondido […]

Circus Vargas returns to Escondido and it’s animal free

Circus Vargas has accomplished a feat even more difficult than some might have believed possible. They have created an incredible animal- free circus production that still manages to deliver audiences the nostalgic, authentic, traditional circus feel that fans love, albeit without the animal factor. This show is amazingly entertaining for everyone of any age! It’s the perfect mix of aerial […]


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