Arts and Entertainment

The Syncopated Ladies “Tap” their way to Escondido

 Viral tap sensation, Syncopated Ladies are “tapping their way” to the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on Sunday, December 9 starting at 7:30 p.m. The Syncopated Ladies, bring their fierce footwork and female force to the Center’s stage. This female tap dance group from Los Angeles was created by tap dancer and choreographer Chloe Arnold.  They are most known […]

ArtHatch to hold 24-hour “Art-A-Thon” Jan. 5-6

ArtHatch is excited to announce our 8th Annual Art-A-Thon, a marathon of artistic creation to benefit the non-profit art center’s teen program.  This benefit will be held at the Distinction Gallery, 317 E Grand Ave., Escondido on January 5-6. 20 plus artists from San Diego County will join together to create artwork for 24 straight hours.  Completed artworks will be […]

Free 2nd Saturdays Art Lesson at Center Education Art Studio

The Education Department at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido is hosting another free 2nd Saturday art lesson on Saturday, December 8 from 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in Education Studio 2.  Jingle all the way down to the Center’s art studio to create your own holiday cards to send to friends and family during this festive season. Using different watercolor […]

A.J. Croce to play in Escondido Jan. 13

A.J. Croce will play at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, Sunday January 13,  7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $25- $40 by visiting artcenter.org/event/a-j-croce/ A.J. Croce has always traveled on his own musical road. For more than twenty years, the creative pop iconoclast has tapped a variety of Americana sounds in crafting his music. Croce’s nine albums […]

Carols by Candlelight to benefit Rady Children’s Hospital

The 2018 headliners for this weekend’s Carols by Candlelight  are Hunter Hayes, Jamie O’Neal, Anna Vaus and Steve Vaus. The annual fundraiser for Rady Children’s Hospital, will be Friday and Saturday, December 7 & 8, 8 p.m. You can buy tickets beginning at $19 at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, box office or call 1-800-988-4253. A spectacular family […]

Center Stage: performances for youth show explores dance

The Education department at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido hosts another Center Stage: Performances for Youth show with Beats Without Borders on Tuesday, December 4,  9:30 a.m. in The Center Theater. The show focuses on the California Rhythm Project who will lead students on a journey around the world, exploring the universal language of rhythm and dance. Highlighting […]

First Wednesdays to show 60 Minutes of Swing

Experience the power of performance at First Wednesdays music series, a free community music series that happens the first Wednesday of every month from September through June.  For December First Wednesdays showcases 60 Minutes of Swing on Wednesday, December 5, starting at 6 p.m. Join dancers of The Hang Ten Hoppers, as they “cut a rug” to the sounds of […]

Ring in the holidays with “Winter Wonderland” at the Center

The extremely popular annual holiday event is back and bigger than ever on December 1 beginning at 3 p.m. The Winter Wonderland Festival at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido has quickly become a tradition for North County families celebrating the holidays complete with reindeer, pictures with Santa, warm holiday goodies, real snow, and carols being sung throughout the […]

Emmy-award winning filmmaker William Wall is a one-man band with scars to prove it


When you win an Emmy, as Escondido filmmaker William Wall recently did for his short film “Daisy Belle,” it opens all sorts of doors that were previously closed to you. It’s always a pleasure to talk about the creative process— any creative process—with an artist or anyone who creates something out of nothing. Or converts things that exist into other […]

Patio presents “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)”

Patio Playhouse Community Theater is currently running “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!),” written by Michael Carleton, Jim FitzGerald and John K. Alvarez, with original music by Will Knapp.  Determined to perform something different than the traditional and expected “A Christmas Carol,” a merry trio of players takes the audience on a wild ride through abridged versions of […]


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