Arts and Entertainment

Patio Playhouse Community Theater presents “Fun Home”

Patio Playhouse Community Theater presents “Fun Home,” the critically-acclaimed musical by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori, based on the graphic novel- “Fun Home,” memoir by Alison Bechdel. The New York Times called it “a beautiful heartbreaker of a musical,” and its many accolades include the 2015 Tony Award for Best Musical, the historic first Tony Award for an all-female writing […]

“An Intimate Evening with David Foster” January 27 at the Center

 Studio musician, arranger, and recording artist, David Foster will be performing for one-night only at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on Monday, January 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall.  An Intimate Evening with David Foster, Hitman Tour Featuring Katharine McPhee will showcase a new concert from 16-time GRAMMY Award-winning musician and Producer David Foster.   Foster […]

300 turn out for opening of Hellhole exhibit at CCAE

The Finding Heaven in Hellhole Canyon exhibition opened Friday afternoon, January 10 with a reception at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido (CCAE) museum. The opening reception was filled to capacity with CCAE and Friends of Hellhole Canyon (FHC) members as well as the public. About 300 plus attendees enjoyed Rancho Guejito wine, a catered buffet and exquisite desserts. […]

Deadline nears for EAA 2020 Art Scholarship Show

The Escondido Art Association’s 2020 Art Scholarship Program for graduating seniors in any of the Escondido-based high schools is nearing conclusion, with presentations having been made by President Byron Marler at many of the Escondido high schools during January.   Once again, the $1,000 scholarship is being made available through the generous sponsorship of Design Moe Kitchen & Bath, Escondido.  […]

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 […]


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