Arts and Entertainment

Center Stage: “Dancing through the Pages” incorporates literature and dance

The Education department at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido hosts another Center Stage: Performances for Youth show with Dancing through the Pages, on Wednesday, February 22, at 9:30 a.m. in the Center Theater. Performed by Mojalet Dance Collective, “Dancing Through the Pages” uses literature and language as an inspiration for dance.  Inspired by concepts from “School House Rock,” […]

“For The Love of Chocolate” returns downtown Feb. 9

The Escondido Chocolate Festival “A Tasting Affair” located in Historic Downtown Escondido is returning Saturday, February 9, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Bring your sweetheart or just your sweet tooth to Downtown Escondido to enjoy the “For The Love of Chocolate” Escondido Chocolate Festival. Stroll in and out of 24 participating restaurants, shops and spas in beautiful Historic Downtown Escondido, […]

Music Men Chorus prepares for Valentine’s Day

The Music Men Chorus, North County’s premier men’s a cappella chorus, began 2019 with a gala Installation Dinner at the Oceana club house in Oceanside on January 8. The event marked the 65th anniversary for the group which started in Fallbrook as the “Avocado Empire Chapter” of the Barbershop Harmony Society, but changed its name to the “Palomar-Pacific Chapter” when […]

International Guitar Night comes to Escondido Feb. 21

The International Guitar Night (IGN) is the world’s premier touring guitar festival, each show bringing together the most interesting and innovative acoustic guitarists to exchange musical ideas in a public concert setting.  They will play February 21, 7:30 p.m. at California Center For The Arts, Escondido. For each tour, IGN founder Brian Gore brings together a new cast of guitar […]

Twin exhibits on Manzanar open at Arts Center

Twin exhibits reflecting on the internment of Japanese Americans by the Roosevelt administration during World War II have opened at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido museum. Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams and Wendy Maruyama: Executive Order 9066 are on exhibit now at the Center Museum. The Center held a reception for the opening of the twin […]

WOOD A Furniture Show X continues at EAP

About 400 people turned out for the opening of the 10th annual WOOD A Furniture Show X  at the Escondido Art’s Partnership—which will be there for the next month at the Escondido Municipal Gallery, 262 East Grand Ave, Escondido. Organizer and veteran woodworker Brian Murphy, chairman of the show, expects perhaps another 3,500 plus to visit in the next 25 […]

Calvin Christian School presents “Seussical Junior” the Musical

Calvin Christian School’s musical theater program is debuting the first of many Broadway Junior musicals January 24-26. The Heritage Center theater, on the campus of the school, will feature four performances in total. The curtain will go up for Seussical Junior at 7 p.m. all three evenings and one matinee on Saturday, January 26 at 2 p.m. A musical perfect […]

Christian and Melissa Hoff visit Welk Show

The Tony Award Winning Actor Christian Hoff (“Jersey Boys”) and his leading lady, Melissa Hoff (“Camelot, 2000”) visited The Welk Resorts Theatre’s “Mamma Mia” show this past weekend.  “Mamma Mia” runs through February 24. The Hoffs and their children are shown with the cast of “Mamma Mia.” Photo courtesy Welk Resorts Theatre.

Center Stage: “Journeys to the Past” with a performance for the youth

The Education department at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido will host another Center Stage: Performances for Youth show with Journeys to the Past with Jacque Nunez who makes a return performance to the Center on Tuesday, January 22, at 9:30 a.m. in the Center Theater. Journeys to the Past takes students on a journey into the lifestyle of […]

Lecture looks at internment of Japanese Americans in San Diego

The Center Museum will be hosting a lecture titled “Japanese American Internment: A Local Perspective” at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on Sunday, January 27 starting at 2 p.m. in the Center museum. Local historian, Linda A. Canada, will be hosting a lecture about the history of Japanese Americans and their transition from local industry in San Diego […]


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