Arts and Entertainment

Catch Pianist Nathan Lee June 23 at the Center

Seattle-area pianist, Nathan Lee will be performing for one-night only at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on Sunday, June 23 at 3:30 p.m. in the Center Theater.                                                                […]

Multi-generational Cuban band performs at Center June 23

Straight out of Havana, Cuba comes Orquesta Akokán who will be performing for one-night only at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on Sunday, June 23 at 5 p.m. in the Lyric Court.                                                      […]

“Boogie Woogie Stylings” Friday at Center’s Lyric Court

Join the Center for its new summer series: Hidden City Sounds which fills the Lyric Court with music every Friday until October 4. The next in the series is Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orchestra perform starting at 7 p.m.  Best known for her beehive-wearing stint with blues diva Candye Kane in the ’90’s, Palmer has been making her […]

“The Producers”: another Moonlight triumph

Several days after watching the Moonlight Amphitheatre’s opening night performance of “The Producers,” the main theme song from the production, the tune “Springtime for Hitler” is still inhabiting my head. But not in a bad way. “The Producers” plays now through June 29. The show was great, of course. How could it not be? Especially since the director, Larry Raben—who […]

CCAE announces 25th year season

The Center’s XXV Anniversary Season debuts on Thursday, July 18 with first-ever outdoor concert in our Great Green and continues until Thursday, May 21, 2020.  Events will take place in the 1,523-seat Concert Hall and 404-seat Center Theater.  New this season, events will also take place outdoors in the 3,500-seat Great Green and 388-seat Lyric Court.  Please see the 2019-20 […]

Arts Center kicks off yearlong 25th anniversary celebration with footbridge mural

The California Center for the Arts, Escondido Friday afternoon unveiled a new bridge mural commemorating their 25th anniversary. The Center is dedicating an entire season to celebrating years of Sparking Creativity plus Igniting Connection across North San Diego County.    Southern California-based muralist, Geoff Gouveia designed and painted the footbridge mural. The walls of the bridge illustrate a birthday theme […]

Center announces the “Year of Friend-raising”

The California Center for the Arts, Escondido this week announced the “Year of Friend-raising” (as well as fund raising), in celebration of the 25th anniversary season.   Since opening the doors in October of 1994, the Center has aimed to be a hub for arts appreciation and a catalyst for arts education in Escondido and beyond.   According to a […]

Friends of Hellhole partner with California Center for the Arts

Friends of Hellhole Canyon this week announced their partnership with California Center for the Arts, Escondido. FHC is the first nature conservancy organization to become a Program Affiliate Partner of the Center. This exciting partnership includes a collaborative effort between the Friends of Hellhole Canyon and the California Center for the Arts, Escondido Museum culminating in an exhibition that opens […]

Escondido photographer Major Morris’s works at Poway Center in June

An exhibit by the late Escondido photographer Major Morris (1921 – 2016) entitled “Sands of His Time” is now on display at the Poway Center for the Arts, 15498 Espola Rd.,  Poway.  “Sands of His Time” is an eclectic view of 50 years of photography by the educator/photographer. Exhibit Dates: June 2019  Hours: Tuesday – Saturday*  10 a.m. –2 […]

Moonlight Stage Productions Opens 39th Season With “The Producers”

Moonlight Stage Productions opens its 39th summer season with the hit show that has won more Tony Awards than any other musical. Mel Brooks’ “The Producers” comes to the Moonlight Amphitheatre for the first time June 12 to June 29 at 8 p.m.  Featuring the Broadway national tour sets and costumes, this comedic masterpiece is based on Mel Brooks’ 1968 […]

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