Arts and Entertainment

Afro-Cuban music featured at the Center

On Friday, August 16, Cuban roots band, Changüí Majadero performs at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido starting at 7 p.m.  Changüí Majadero is a blazing five-piece band that has honed a deeply informed and highly personal take on changüí, a surging Afro-Cuban musical tradition that took shape in the late 19th century on the eastern side of the […]

Free family-friendly art lesson “embosses” you with foil

 The Education Department at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido is hosting another free 2nd Saturday art lesson on Saturday, August 10.    Express your creativity during a free, family-friendly, one-hour art activity! This month’s lesson focuses on embossing, a process of creating raised relief images. Taking inspiration from Edgar Degas’ prints on view in the Edgar Degas: The […]

Outlaw-Classic Country will be Featured Aug. 9

Join the Center for its new summer series: Hidden City Sounds which fills the Lyric Court with music every Friday from now until October 4.  On Friday, August 9, classic country musician, Sara Petite will perform at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido starting at 7 p.m.   Sara Petite is a gritty Pollyanna, Minnie Pearl-type, Bruce Springsteen rocker […]

Valley Center Summer Food Truck Festival, campout and movie at Bates Nut Farm

The Valley Center Summer Food Truck Festival once again rolls into Bates Nut Farm with more food, entertainment and family fun.  It all takes place on Saturday, August 17 with several of Southern California’s top gourmet food trucks as the main attraction.   The fun continues with an overnight campout under the stars, along with a movie night to benefit […]

Escondido speaker performs double duty at piano festival

On July 13-14, professional speaker and Escondido resident, Edna Nerona, served as Festival Master of Ceremonies during the San Diego International Piano Competition and Festival for Outstanding Amateurs held at the brand new Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center in La Jolla, California (ljms.org/the-conrad/).    Glenn Kramer, accomplished pianist and founder of Amateur Pianists (amateurpianists.org/) praised Nerona, “She announced 24 pianists […]

Printmaking Lecture July 27 by Oliver Dewey-Gartner at Center museum

The California Center for the Arts, Escondido Museum will host a printmaking lecture by Gemini G.E.L etching-printmaker, Oliver Dewey-Gartner Saturday, July 27, at 1 p.m. in the Museum Join etching-printmaker, Oliver Dewey-Gartner of Gemini G.E.L Los Angeles, for his lecture Timeless Techniques of the Multiple. Learn about the various techniques of printmaking used by Edgar Degas and how those processes […]

“Moon Landing Celebration” concert will celebrate the 50th anniversary


The world premiere of the choral work “One Small Step”  by local composer Stephen Sturk and lyricist Charles Anthony Silvestri and conducted by John LoPiccolo will be performed by Escondido Choral Arts Saturday at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido Concert Hall. The concert begins at 7 p.m.  This week I sat down with composer Stephen Sturk, who lives […]

Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist, Works on Paper by the Artist and his Circle opens at Center Museum July 20

The Center Museum’s inaugural exhibition of its 25th Anniversary Season. This summer, Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist, Works on Paper by the Artist and his Circle will open on July 20, 2019. Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist – Works on Paper by the Artist and his Circle. Considered by many to be among the founders of Impressionism, Edgar Degas is […]

EAA to hold “Upcycle It” art and fashion show in August

  The Escondido Art Association will hold an “Upcycle It” Art and Fashion Show at the Artists Gallery on 121 Grand Avenue, Escondido during the month of August.   Framed artwork entries must consist of at least 75% recycled material, as must any wearable fashion show entry.  The show will run from Tuesday, August 6 through Saturday, August 31, 2019 […]

Brothers write and star in musical based on Styx songs at CCAE

Inspired by the music of Styx — one of the most popular rock bands of the 70s and early 80s, teen brothers Isaiah and Wyatt Rhinehart have written, cast, choreographed, and are directing and performing in a musical experience that provides a fresh take on Styx’s most recognizable songs. “Mr. Roboto — An Unofficial Styx Musical” features an original story […]


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