Entertainment Calendar – Issue of April 5, 2012
The Rancho Penasquitos Library presents the “Jackstraws Safari Program,” a costumed/themed strolling or concert musical ensemble, with a touch of Vaudevillian, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 11 at the library, 13330 Salmon River Road, Rancho Penasquitos. Please register for this free class either by phone at 858-538-8159 or in person during the library’s open hours.
The Poway Library presents singer-songwriter Howard Payne, performing as part of the San Diego County Library’s Acoustic Showcase Concert Series 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14 at the library, 13137 Poway Road, Poway. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 858-513-2900.
The “Pleasure of Your Company” music series presents the Volante Piano Quartet performing a concert of 20th century music of Russia and America 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 15. The performance will be accompanied by a mini-lecture highlighting the composers’ histories, biographies, and musical styles. Free, donations accepted. Meet the artists at a complimentary post-concert reception. Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center is located at 10301 Scripps Lake Drive. Visit www.srfol.org or call 858-538-8158 for more information.
Award winning folksinger-songwriters Bill and Kate Isles are performing a special concert 4 p.m. Sunday, April 15 at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Poway to benefit Interfaith Community Services. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at www.stbartschurch.org/signup/ or at St. Bartholomew’s, 16275 Pomerado Road, Poway, CA 92064.
The Classical Music Society presents the Romantic Trio playing French Horn, Oboe and Piano trios by Classical and Romantic composers 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 22 at Lutheran Church of the Incarnation, 16889 Espola Drive, Poway. Cost is $5 students, $25 adults. For more information call 858-385-0659 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Poway Center for the Performing Arts hosts the Poway High School Jazz Festival, 3 p.m. Friday, April 27. The festival will feature nine middle school and high school jazz ensembles from all over Southern California. The main attraction will feature the award-winning SDSU Jazz Orchestra at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults (18+), students free, tickets will be sold at the door. For more information contact Poway High School at 858-748-0245.
Hope United Methodist Church of Rancho Bernardo presents Quartet Nouveau, a string quartet, performing classical music, 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28. Admission is free, but a freewill offering will be taken. Proceeds will benefit the Music Ministry of Hope The church is located at 16550 Bernardo Heights Parkway (at the corner of Bernardo Center Drive.
Want to get back to playing that flute? The Del Dios Jazz Flute Choir is accepting new members. Join us 7 – 9 p.m. Tuesday nights at a private home off Del Dios Highway, near Via Rancho Parkway. The group performs a few times per year and has a relaxed attitude toward flute playing – you don’t have to be a pro. For more information on the choir, see www.fluteguy.com or email email@example.com. Fun and it’s free. Open to all players of any level, ages 18 – 108. 858-484-8609 for more information.
The Poway Folk Circle, a group of local musicians, host folk song circles and acoustic jams. Folk Song Circles meet at 6:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month in Templar’s Hall in Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Road. Bluegrass Jams meet on the second Monday of every month at Round Table Pizza in Rancho Bernardo, 16761 Bernardo Center Drive. The Craft Fair Jam is 9 a.m. the first Saturday of the month in Old Poway Park, and Slow Jam Sunday is 1 p.m. the last Sunday of the month in Old Poway Park. These events are free and open to the public. For further information, visit www.powayfolkcircle.org.
Southern California Ballet presents “Cinderella,” 1 p.m. Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15 at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts, 15498 Espola Road, Poway. Tickets range from $15 – $28. For tickets and more information, call 858-748-0505 or visit www.powayarts.org.
CStar Productionz is holding Thriller dance classes 10 – 11 a.m. Sundays in front of the fountain in Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Road, and 6 – 7 p.m. Wednesday evenings in Community Park, 13094 Civic Center Dr., in front of the swim center, through June when the group will perform at the San Diego County Fair. Free, no experience necessary. For more information, call Helen Flaster at 858-232-2720 (Sunday classes) or Carol Legg 619-871-3205 (Wednesday classes). Will not be held if raining.
The San Diego English Country Dancers are holding classes 6 – 9 p.m. every Sunday night at the Rancho Bernardo Swim and Tennis Club, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Drive, Rancho Bernardo. Beginners welcome, partners unnecessary. No special clothing is needed, other than clean shoes that won’t skid or stick on a wood floor. Admission is $6-8, with discounts available for students with I.D. and children under 18. For more information, visit www.sdecd.org or call 858-486-9160.
Dance to ballroom dancing with DJ Rudy Vidal’s Funtastic Sounds 7- 10:30 p.m. Fridays and Mike Krause’s live dance band Saturdays at The Growing Place Montessori School, 13242 Pomerado Road, Poway. Entrance fee is $10/person. Location features 1,000 square feet of wood floor for dancing and free off-street parking. For more information, call Mike Krause at 619-922-6765.
Tap dancing classes for adults, taught by Gigi St. John, are Tuesdays at the RB Swim & Tennis Club. Each class is one hour, intermediate at 11 a.m. and beginners at noon. Just show up or sign up by calling St. John at 951-282-3639.
The Academy of World Dance n Arts offers a free introductory class to swing, salsa and ballroom 7 to 8 p.m. every Friday, year-round for ages teen through adults. No previous experience needed. For more information, visit www.worldancenarts.com or call 858-679-8277. The academy is located at 12621-A Poway Road, Poway.
The Scripps Ranch Theatre presents “Almost Maine,” running through Sunday, April 22 at their theater, on the campus of Alliant International University, Avenue of Nations off Pomerado Road, Scripps Ranch. Performance times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Ticket prices are $25 for general admission, $22 for students, seniors and active military. For reservations please call the theater box office at 858-578-7728.
Tickets for the 2011-2012 season at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts are on sale on the center’s website, www.powayarts.org, by calling 858-748-0505 or at the box office, 15498 Espola Road, noon to 5 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.
PowPAC, Poway’s Community Theatre, is offering a number of varied volunteer opportunities for its award-winning theater. For more information, contact Maxine Brunton at 858-679-0640, or call the theater box office and leave your name and telephone number at 858-679-8085.
The Rancho Bernardo Art Association presents their annual Spring Art Show, beginning 7 p.m. Sunday, April 26 at the RB Swim & Tennis Club located at 16955 Bernardo Oaks Drive. The theme this year is “San Diego the Beautiful.” Jack Ragland will be the Juror. Viewing open to the public. A charge of $5.00 is requested from non-members.
RBAA member Terry Anderson’s paintings will be featured at the Bernardo Winery Tasting Room. Anderson is the featured artist for the month of April at the Gallery located 13330 Paseo Del Verano.
The North County Society of Fine Arts is a local nonprofit group devoted to bringing the visual arts to public attention and fostering art education.
Members’ artwork currently displayed includes Janet Perkin and Kathryn Peterson at the Poway library, 13137 Poway Road, group exhibit of plein air paintings at Bernardo Heights Community Center, 16051 Bernardo Heights Parkway and Margaret North at Luc’s Bistro, 12642 Poway Road.
NCSFA’s exhibit is scheduled for April at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts, 15498 Espola Road. The reception for the exhibit is noon – 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21.
Rancho Bernardo Art Association is looking for artists who want to meet others who share the same interest, learn from demonstrations and exhibit their work. The members have critique nights and an award show. For membership, contact Phyllis Hensperger at 858-675-2262. Adult membership is $25, couples $30, students $15. More information at ranchobernardoart.com.
The Poway Arts & Crafts Guild presents the Boardwalk Craft Market 8 a.m. to 2 p.m the first Saturday of the month in Old Poway Park. Featuring locally produced and sold clothing, jewelry, household furnishings and gift items, the craft market will continue on the first Saturday of the month thru May. The next two shows will be Saturday, April 7 and Saturday, May 5. For information on the craft market, call PACG at 858-486-3497.
Poway Farmers Market is 8 to 11:30 a.m. every Saturday next to Old Poway Park, at Midland Road and Temple Street. The market, sponsored by the City of Poway and operated by Outback Farms, features certified organic produce, most of which is grown in San Diego County. For more information, call 858-668-4576.
The Bernardo Winery hosts a farmers market which includes fresh produce, vendors and food stalls every Friday from 9 a.m. to noon at 13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte.
The Mt. Carmel High School PTSA hosts a certified farmers market 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. every Sunday in the school parking lot, 9550 Carmel Mountain Road.
The Scripps Ranch Farmers Market & Art Festival is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday at 10380 Spring Canyon Road, the site of the old E.B. Scripps Elementary School. For more information, visit www.srfm.org.
Walk in the footpath of Poway’s first residents every Saturday morning at Poway’s Kumeyaay-Ipai Interpretive Center. Savor the smell of blooming native plants that Kumeyaay people smelled each spring for more than 2,000 years. Trained guides will share the culture, history and botany of this five-acre archeological jewel for free from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays at 13104 Ipai Waaypuk Trail (formerly Silverlake Drive). For information, go to www.poway.org/kiic.
The Rancho Bernardo Historical Society runs a free museum at the Bernardo Winery, 13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte, Rancho Bernardo. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays and noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Call 858-487-4599.
The Poway Historical and Memorial Society operates the free Poway Heritage Museum and the Nelson House in Old Poway Park, 14114 Midland Road in Poway. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays. Call 858-679-8587 or visit www.powayhistoricalsociety.org.
Living Way Church is hosting a free Easter Egg Hunt 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, April 7 at the Poway Community Park, 13094 Civic Center Drive, Poway. Activities will include an egg hunt, face painting, inflatable bounce houses and slides, fun zone, games and relays, and a pancake breakfast starting at 8 a.m. (Fee $4). For more information contact Living Way Church at 858-486-1441 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Poway Valley Garden Club is hosting the Annual Standard Flower Show 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, April 14 at Old Poway Park. See various flower arrangements and horticultural displays, learn new gardening ideas, visit the plant sale and more. The Poway Arts & Crafts Guild will also be holding an arts and crafts market at the show. For more information, call 858-668-4576.
The Poway Spring Street Fair 2012 is being held 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday, April 15 on Midland Road. The street fair will feature 150 different vendors and businesses ranging from kid activities to green products for your home, a food court with a wide variety of treats, live music and a fun-filled kids zone. This event is free and open to the public.
Temple Adat Shalom is hosting the third annual Jewish Food Festival 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday, April 22 at the temple, located at 15905 Pomerado Road, Poway. The festival will feature celebrity chef demonstrations, food booths and a wide assortment of deli and bakery delights from local sponsors such as DZ Akins, Milton’s and City Deli, as well as live music and hands-on activities for children of all ages. For complete Jewish Food Festival details and advance purchase Nosh cards with free admission offer, visit
Come enjoy the Train Song Festival – The Age of Steam noon – 8 p.m. Saturday, April 28 at Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Road, Poway. Ride the trains, enjoy watching old west shootouts, learn the play the banjo in a frontier musician camp and much more. Food and other items will be available for a nominal fee. For more information, call (858) 668-4576.
The Poway Center for the Performing Arts hosts the 50th annual Miss Poway and Miss Teen Scholarship Pageant, sponsored by the Poway Lions Club, 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28. Tickets are $5 general admission. For more information contact Sharon Gruber, Pageant Director, at MissPoway@gmail.com.
The Ed Brown Senior Center is holding its annual fundraiser “Table for 8” 5 – 9 p.m. Saturday, April 28 at the Center, in Rancho Bernardo Community Park. Tickets are $40 each if purchased prior to April 20; $45 each if purchased after that date. Also available are tables for eight, which may be purchased for $300—a $20 savings over the individual ticket price. Proceeds will be used to underwrite the cost of participation in Ed Brown Senior Center activities for those who are on a fixed income and unable to pay. Space is limited, so reserve early by calling 858.487.9324.
The California Center for the Arts, Escondido, presents the 1st Marine Division Band, featuring US Navy Band Country Current, the Navy’s premiere country-bluegrass ensemble, 7 p.m. Monday, April 23 and Tuesday, April 24. There will be a drumline competition between local high schools at 6 p.m. prior to the concert. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 800-988-4253.
The Coastal Communities Concert Band presents its annual Encinitas Pops concert “A Salute to Young Musicians,” 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29 at San Dieguito Academy, 800 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas. Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 students. For more information and tickets, call Kris Sims at 760-436-6137 or Buck Abell at 858-793-8258, or visit www.cccband.com.
The California Center for the Arts, Escondido, presents “Orchestra Nova,” featuring guest pianist Gordon Cheng, 4 p.m. Sunday, April 29. Orchestra Nova will be performing “Masterpiece Hits,” featuring music from Beethoven, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Bernstein, Gershwin and many more. A limited number of free tickets for children 12 and under are available with the purchase of an adult ticket. For more information, call 800-988-4253.
The Welk Theatre presents “Ethel Merman’s Broadway,” starring Rita McKenzie, running through Sunday, April 8 at the resort theater, 8860 Lawrence Welk Drive, Escondido. Tickets range from $44 – $47 for performances, $59 – $63 for show and buffet. For tickets call 888-802-7469 or you can order online at www.welktheatersandiego.com.
Moonlight Stage Productions concludes its winter season with the modern family comedy “Beau Jest,” running through Sunday, April 8 at the AVO Playhouse, 303 Main Street, Vista. Tickets range from $22-$30 and can be purchased by calling 760-724-2110 or visiting www.moonlightstage.com.
The Welk Theatre presents “Stepping Out,” a hilarious, poignant comedy musical, opening Thursday, April 12 and running through Sunday, May 20 at the resort theater, 8860 Lawrence Welk Drive, Escondido. Tickets range from $44 – $47 for performances, $59 – $63 for show and buffet. For tickets call 888-802-7469 or you can order online at www.welktheatersandiego.com.
The Old Globe Theatre presents two shows, “A Room with a View,” running through Sunday, April 15 at the Old Globe Theatre, and “Anna Christie,” running through Sunday, April 15 at the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre. Tickets begin at $29 for “Annie Christie” and $39 for “A Room with a View.” The Old Globe is located in San Diego’s Balboa Park at 1363 Old Globe Way. For tickets, call 619-23-GLOBE or visit www.TheOldGlobe.org.
The Broadway Theater continues its 8th season with “I Take This Man,” running through Sunday, April 22, at the Broadway Theater, 340 East Broadway, Vista. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $17.50. For tickets or more information, call the box office at 760-806-7905 or visit www.broadwayvista.com.
The Welk Theater presents, by popular demand, the return of “Late Night Catechism,” 8 p.m. selected Saturdays through May 19. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased by calling 888-802-SHOW or visiting www.welktheatersandiego.com.
The San Diego REPertory Theater presents “Tortilla Curtain,” running through Sunday, April 8 in the Lyceum Space, San Diego REP, 79 Horton Plaza, San Diego. Tickets range from $32 to $57, student tickets $18. Discounts for groups, seniors and military also available. Tickets available for purchase online at www.sdrep.org.
The Lyceum Theater presents “Respect: A Musical Journey of Women,” opening Wednesday, April 18 and running through Sunday, June 24 at the Lyceum Theater, 79 Horton Plaza, San Diego. Tickets are $42 to $57 and available at the Lyceum Theatre Box Office at 619-544-1000 or online at www.lyceumevents.org. Group discounts are available for 20 or more by calling 1-888-264-1788.
The Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation (MTRP) presents “Four from the SD Watercolor Society- Voe Naturelle,” an art exhibit featuring watercolors by Nell Bartlett, Ally Benbrook, Sue Blass, and Christine Waters.. This exhibit will be on display in the Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center Art Gallery through Friday, April 13. The MTRP Visitor and Interpretive Center is located at One Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego, and it is open daily from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free.
California State University San Marcos presents an exhibition of student work through Saturday, April 14 at its new off-campus art gallery, located in the Village Shops area of Old California Restaurant Row, 1080 W. San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos. The exhibition features work by five current Visual and Performing Arts students at CSUSM—Marissa Daly, Meredith Daly, Meghan Freund, Michele Grayeb and Natalie Shapiro. Included in the showcase are drawings, paintings, mixed media and three-dimensional pieces. Admission is free and open to the public. The gallery is open Friday and Saturday evenings from 5 – 8 p.m. For more information, contact Marilyn Huerta at 760-750-8889.
The Escondido Art Association presents “April Showers,” an open, juried exhibit of framed fine artworks by association members and other local and regional artists, Wednesday, April 4 – Saturday, April 28, at the Artists Gallery, 121 W. Grand Avenue. An Artists’ Reception and ribbon award ceremony will be held 5 – 8 p.m. Saturday, April 14. Regular Gallery hours are 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. For more information, 760-489-0338 or 760-741-3117 or www.escondidoartists.org.
ArtHatch and Distinction present “Irresistibly Idiosyncratic,” featuring the art of JoKa, Dan Barry and Mike Bell, running through Saturday, April 7 at the ArtHatch & Distinction Gallery, 317 East Grand Avenue, Escondido. For more information, call 760-781-5779.
St Clair Gallery will hold a free art reception from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Friday, April 20. The Grand Re-Opening will feature coffee and hot chocolate from Treehouse Coffee Company along with works from Harry Brennen, Berta Villascusa and other local artists. St Clair Gallery is located at 7317 El Cajon Blvd., La Mesa. For more information, visit www.zhibit.org/stclairgallery.
The Ramona Art Guild hosts artist Marsha Boston, 7 – 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 in the held in the Community Room at the Ramona Public Library, 1275 Main St., Ramona. During the artist demonstration Boston will be addressing “Abstract Acrylics.” Open to the public with refreshments available.
Painter Rich Hawk will provide a four-hour workshop from 9:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21 in the Ramona Library. For supply list, and more information, visit ramonaartguild.org. Artists of all levels are welcome to join.
The North San Diego Farmers Market is held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Sunday, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Wednesday at the Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead, 12655 Sunset Drive in Escondido. For more information, visit www.NSDCFM.com.
The Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum at MCAS Miramar has its Bell 214ST Iraqi “Super Huey” helicopter on display. Also on display is the Sikorsky HRS.
Another feature is a single-seat flight simulator, which gives members of the public a 20-minute “flight” for $15.
The museum is open 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays. Call 858-693-1723 or visit www.flyingleathernecks.org for more information.
The Balboa Park Puppet Theater presents new holiday shows for kids 10 and 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays – Fridays and 11 a.m. and 1 and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at the Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater, Balboa Park. Wednesday, April 4 – Sunday, April 8 is “Benito Bunny’s Great Easter Egg Hunt.” Wednesday, April 11 – Sunday, April 15 is “Peter Rabbit.” Wednesday, 18 – Sunday, April 22 is “The Princess and the Pea.” Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 seniors and $3 children ages 2 and up. For more information, visit balboaparkpuppets.com.
The Julian Family Fiddle Camp is being held Wednesday, April 11 – Saturday, April 15 at Camp Cedar Glen in Julian. Focusing on fiddle, mandolin and guitar, this camp promises old-timey fun, delicious food and great musical instruction. Instruction for all ages and levels. Cost is $510 for adults (ages 10 and up), $470 for children, and includes bunkhouse, food and instruction. A non-refundable $50 deposit is required. For more information, visit www.familyfiddlecamp.com.
The 2nd Annual College Area Taste is being held 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, April 15 in the College Area, San Diego. There will be 25 restaurants participating. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 on the day of and include complimentary transportation on the Old Town Trolley. For tickets and an updated list of restaurants, go to collegeareabid.com or call 619-582-1093.
Wine and Dine: Prohibition returns to San Diego 7 – 11 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at The Westin Gaslamp Quarter. Wine & Dine is an event fundraiser for Elderhelp and all funds raised goes back towards Elderhelp’s mission of helping San Diego’s senior population remain independent in their own homes. Wine & Dine features an evening of gambling, live entertainment and cuisine from San Diego’s finest restaurants. For ticket information go to: http://www.elderhelpofsandiego.org.
Cirque du Soleil returns to San Diego with their latest show, “Totem,” opening Wednesday, April 25 and running through Sunday, May 13 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. For more information and tickets, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/totem.
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