Arts and Entertainment

CCAE and Tierra Caliente Academy of Arts presents “¡Vívelo!”

The California Center for the Arts, Escondido and Tierra Caliente Academy of Arts present “¡Vívelo!” By Son Luna y Jovenes Zapateadores on Friday, December 6,  at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall.  “¡Vívelo!” merges different rhythms and dance styles such as folkloric dance, contemporary, Spanish dance, and African-inspired movements. Mexican musical ensemble, Son Luna provides the traditional music of Veracruz, […]

Get ready for a holiday celebration with jazz artist, Etienne Charles

The California Center for the Arts, Escondido will host jazz trumpeter, Etienne Charles: Creole Christmas on Thursday, December 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Center Theater.   Etienne Charles adds a new twist to the holidays with music from his dynamic Creole Christmas album. Featuring classic selections from the Caribbean, American, and European holiday songbooks, Charles and his ensemble celebrate […]

Poet R.T. Sedgwich to read his poetry Dec. 8 at Municipal Gallery

Award-winning Del Mar poet R.T. Sedgwick reads from his new collection of poems titled “Clipping the Wings of Chronos” (2019 A Word with You Press) during the first hour this afternoon; additionally a few folks from the audience will be reading older work from various anthologies containing R.T.’s stellar work over the years.     Sunday December 8, 2019 from […]

Exhibition opening at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido Museum

Finding Heaven in Hellhole Canyon This fundraising exhibition highlights artworks inspired by the beauty of open space. Local artists depict images of Valley Center’s Hellhole Canyon and the flora and fauna that inhabit the landscape. This exhibition includes the work of 14 local artists advocating for the preservation and enjoyment of California’s natural environment.  Featured artists include: Cathy Carey, Andrew […]

Cirque Dreams Holidaze celebrates in Escondido

The California Center for the Arts, Escondido is excited to present, Cirque Dreams Holidaze on two nights in Escondido on Tuesday, December 17, at 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, December 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall.   Cirque Dreams Holidaze lights up the 2019 holiday season with its popular and electrifying stage spectacular that The New York Daily News […]

Get in the Christmas spirit with lively top Irish talent

The California Center for the Arts, Escondido will host the return of, Irish Christmas in America performing for one-night only on Wednesday, December 18,  at 7:30 p.m. in the Center Theater.  Celebrating its 15th year, the hugely popular holiday show, Irish Christmas in America brings a fascinating performance of music, song, dance and stories of seasonal Irish traditions. Produced by […]

Holiday Light Display “Northern Lights” to debut at Center

Something big and bright is coming to the California Center for the Arts, Escondido  Northern Lights brings a sparkly holiday-season light display that’ll turn the Center into a magical winter wonderland debuting on Saturday, December 7 at the annual Winter Wonderland Festival.     Visitors will be able to walk around the Center’s 12-acre campus which will be the home […]

Carols by Candlelight celebrates 30th year at the Center


Steve Vaus has lots of stuff to keep him busy this time of year, like being the mayor of Poway and running for the County board of supervisors. But he’s not letting any of that get in the way of putting on something that has become an important family tradition for him, for residents of San Diego County, and especially […]

Music, comedy and zombies showcased every Wednesday at local Escondido pub


“Welcome everybody to the show,” sings Lawrence Green, host of Open Mic night every Wednesday for the past seven years at O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub in Escondido.  This is his standard opening lyric to start the event, what follows may come as a bit of a surprise to newcomers, though not those who faithfully attend each week: “I bet you didn’t […]

Multicultural Holiday Festival will be held Dec. 14 at Grape Day Park

The Multicultural Holiday Festival will be held Saturday, December 14, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. in Grape Day Park. This is a free, family-friendly event.  The Escondido Christmas Parade is that morning and they will have the Trophy awards ceremony around 1 p.m. right on the  stage at Grape Day Park, which is where the Festival will be.   There will be […]


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