Arts and Entertainment

Battle of San Pasqual to be reenacted Dec. 2

California State Parks and the San Pasqual Battlefield Volunteer Association will present San Pasqual Battle Day Dec. 2 11 a.m.–3 p.m. at San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park.  This annual, family friendly, North County event focuses on the interpretation and commemoration of the 1846 Battle of San Pasqual, the bloodiest battle fought in California during the Mexican–American War.  This year […]

Community in Unity will kick off city’s holiday season

The 8th Annual Community in Unity celebration is just around the corner on Thursday, November 29, and the Escondido Chamber of Commerce wants you to be there.  The event is presented by the Chamber at the City Hall Rotunda and Fountain area from 5:31 p.m. to 8 p.m. with local restaurants, wineries, distillers and craft breweries showcasing items from their […]

“Mark Twain’s A Christmas Carol” comes to the California Center for the Arts

This December, for the first time ever, the world’s most beloved Christmas tale will be told by America’s most famous storyteller, Mark Twain, as the award-winning North County Players brings “Mark Twain’s A Christmas Carol” to the California Center for the Arts Escondido’s Studio 1 Theatre. “Mark Twain’s A Christmas Carol” recounts the classic holiday tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, a […]

A season of Youth Shows at CCAE: Six educational shows are coming this season

Introduce your students to a live theater performance through the Center’s curriculum-enhancing performing arts series, Center Stage. Funded by the California Arts Council, this performance series spans a variety of curriculum subjects including history, science, literature, music, dance, and world culture. Each performance is accompanied by a study guide and genre-specific activities that connect to both Common Core English Language […]

Offer your family a holiday experience at the Center

If your holiday shopping list is looking a little overwhelming, think outside the gift box by giving the gift of a holiday experience you can share with your friends and family.  The California Center for the Arts, Escondido has several special events sure to put you in the holiday spirit this season! Mark your calendars for the 14th Annual Winter […]

Book Reading Panel Discussing Alzheimer’s at the Center

The California Center for the Arts, Escondido Museum is hosting the first-ever book reading event on Saturday, November 10 starting at 2 p.m. Listen to a free reading from the book, Alzheimer’s: Embracing the Humor from Public Address members and DesEscondido/No Longer Hidden museum exhibition artists Nina Karavasiles and Andrea Villa. Alzheimer’s: Embracing the Humor is a compilation of short […]

Center presents the 23rd Annual Día de los Muertos Festival

North County’s biggest Día de los Muertos Festivalgets even bigger as it spans almost the entire California Center for the Arts campus, and moves from one day to three days beginning Nov. 1stand going through Nov. 3rd! EVENTS: Nov. 1st:  23rdAnnual Día de los Muertos Festival (5pm-9pm) Come and celebrate el Día de los Muertos with music, art, ballet folklorico, […]

Arts center prepares for annual presentation to Council


The staff of the California Center for the Arts, Escondido was preparing this week for its annual report to the city council at its October 24 meeting (which will have happened by the time you read this.) At that meeting Executive Director Jerry Van Leeuwen, the Center’s board president, Cynthia Weir and staff were scheduled to present a video of […]

Film portrays Stone’s odyssey to open a brewery in Europe

In honor of San Diego Beer Week, Sweetwood Films and Stone Brewing announce the limited advanced sneak preview screening of “The Beer Jesus From America.” The 104-minute film documents Stone’s often tumultuous journey to becoming the first American independent craft brewery to build, own and operate its own brewery in Europe.  “The Beer Jesus From America” was independently produced by […]

Art Association announces scholarship program

The Escondido Art Association has announced its Art Scholarship Program for 2019 which is again being sponsored by Design Moe Kitchen & Bath of Escondido.  Graduating seniors enrolled in any Escondido-based high school are invited to apply.  A total of $1,000 in Scholarship money will be awarded as follows: $500-First Place, $300-Second Place, and $200-Third Place.    To compete, students […]


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