Arts and Entertainment

28th annual Carols by Candlelight Concert Dec. 8 & 9 to benefit Children’s Hospital

A spectacular family holiday concert, Carols by Candlelight, will take place December 8 & 9 at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Now in its 28th year, proceeds from this holiday country concert will go to Rady Children’s Hospital. The concert, beginning at 8 p.m., will feature country music stars singing their hits and favorite holiday songs. Headliners include: […]

Patio to present “Greetings!” through Dec. 17

What happens when Andy brings his Jewish atheist fiancée home to meet the Catholic folks for Christmas? Would you believe that’s not even the real kicker in this story? “Greetings!” provides a fresh dose of humor and miracles, running at Patio Playhouse through December 17. Family dynamics, differing religious beliefs… and a holiday surprise! “Greetings!” brings the challenge and chaos […]

California Center is the place to be for holidays shows

The California Center for the Arts, Escondido is the happening place for shows during the holidays. If you want to get into the spirit, you won’t want to miss any of these shows. With this list, you can plan ahead now. WINTER WONDERLAND FESTIVAL Presented by the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Sponsored by the Linden Root Dickinson Foundation […]

CCAE needs your help to get Levitt music grant


There’s nothing quite like the strength of a community united. Together communities have overcome injustices, put an end to insurmountable conflict, and lifted each other to new heights using the support and foundation that can only be found in commonality of community. One of the more important factors in bringing a neighborhood together is a safe place to gather, socialize, […]

Pay what you can museum exhibition and free art lessons

The California Center for the Arts Education Department will be holding a free art lesson for kids of all ages on Saturday, Nov. 11th starting at 10:00am! This monthly art class is always a good time, and sometimes a bit messy! This month is no exception, as each participant will creating their own glowing pumpkins. Get in to the spirit […]

Escondido Renaissance Faire returns to Escondido this weekend

The Escondido Renaissance Faire is a bi-annual event held over two weekends twice a year (Spring and Fall) and has been a tradition for over 15 years. It will return to Felicita Park on this weekend and next: October 28 & 29 and November 4 & 5. Enjoy battles, go on a quest for the Queen, hear stories from Captain […]

Friends of Hellhole to hold fundraising art auction in November

Friends of Hellhole Canyon will hold an art auction during November at the Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery (http://escondidoarts.org/). The opening reception will be at 5:30-8 p.m. on November 11. The gallery is located at 262 E. Grand Ave., Escondido. Works on display for bidding come from award winning artists, including Joe Garcia, Cathy Carey, and Tom Tiedeman. Visitors will […]

“It’s a Wonderful Christmas Carol” comes to the California Center for the Arts

This December, the award-winning North County Players (For Best live presentation at the S.D. International Kids’ Film Festival) will present their 2017 holiday show, “It’s a Wonderful Christmas Carol,” at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. The play, written and directed by author and longtime local journalist, Charles Carr, recounts the tale of one family and the small town […]

Escondido Renaissance Faire returns to Escondido Oct. 28 & 29

The Escondido Renaissance Faire is a bi-annual event held over two weekends twice a year (Spring and Fall) and has been a tradition for over 15 years. It will return to Felicita Park on October 28 & 29 and November 4 & 5. Enjoy battles, go on a quest for the Queen, hear stories from Captain Jack and see amazing […]

Barcelona’s Las Migas to play Oct. 21 at CCAE’s Lyric Court

The California Center for the Arts, Escondido will welcome an evening of culture, dance, and masterful music from one of Barcelona’s most inspiring groups – Las Migas. October 21 at the Center’s outdoor Lyric Court. Since 2004 Las Migas has been wowing audiences all over the world with their unique arrangements, and moving vocals. Often described as Spanish inspired Mediterranean […]


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