Entertainment Calendar – Issue of May 17, 2012
The Poway High School Choirs will be performing their annual spring concert “Great American Songbook,” 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17 and Friday, May 18 at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students, children, active military and seniors. Ticket information is available on the choir website http://www.powayusd.com/teachers/ngray/ or by contacting Michele Ulrich at firstname.lastname@example.org or Leslie Kerrigan at email@example.com.
The Mt. Carmel High School Choirs present “Legends Concert Series: Disney Dazzle,” featuring the music of Disney productions, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17 and Friday, May 18 at the Mt. Carmel High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10. For more information, call 858-484-1180.
The YPO Philharmonic String Orchestra and Soloist Ensemble, under the direction of Alyze Dreiling, will present their final concert of the 2011-12 season 7 p.m. Friday, May 18 at the Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church, 17010 Pomerado Rd. The concert will feature works by Vivaldi, Turina, Martinu, Vaughan-Williams, Arvo Part and Rota. Tickets will be sold at the door, $12 Adult, $8 Senior, Students and Military. For more information, visit home.earthlink.net/~sdypo or call (858) 592-9790.
The Poway Community Symphony Orchestra will perform a concert 2 p.m. Sunday, May 20 at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts, 15498 Espola Road, Poway. The PCSO presents an all-Mozart concert. This concert is free, donations accepted. For more information call 858-673-9702.
Westwind Brass perform a concert, “Your Favorite Things,” 2 p.m. Sunday, May 20 at Hope United Methodist Church, 16550 Bernardo Heights Parkway, Rancho Bernardo. For more information, call 619-501-3562.
“DNHS Sings!” the first concert for the new choral department of Del Norte High School, will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 22 in the Performing Arts Center at DNHS. 16601 Nighthawk Lane, San Diego. The concert will include performances by the DNHS Concert Choir, Glee Club, and Girls Ensemble. Tickets available at the door – $8 for adults and $5 for students.
Rancho Bernardo High School presents its Broadway revue concert 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, Thursday, May 24 and Friday, May 25 in the Rancho Bernardo High School Performing Arts Center. The program will feature performances by the award-winning Madrigals and Advance Women’s Ensemble, as well as the Concert Choirs. A special number will be performed by the faculty members of Rancho Bernardo High School. Tickets are $10 at the door..
The Friends of the Rancho Bernardo Library present a free concert 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 23 in the Community Room of the Library, 17110 Bernardo Center Drive. Performing the music of Ravel and Villa-Lobos will be members of the acclaimed California Quartet, featuring violinist Bridget Dolkas, and cellist Lars Hoefs. Joining them will be special guest, guitarist Peter Sprague. Free will offerings are greatly appreciated. For information call 858-485-0602.
The San Diego Folk Heritage presents Patty Hall in concert, featuring Gregory Martin Campbell, 7 p.m. Saturday, May 26 in Templar’s Hall in Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Road. Enjoy an evening of folk music, blues, old time traditional music and original songs. Tickets are $18 ($15 members), children under 12 are free. For more information, visit sdfolkheritage.org.
San Rafael Catholic Church presents “A Celebration in Song,” performed by the church’s Festival Choir, 7 p.m. Sunday, May 27 in the church sanctuary. The concert will feature the songs and hymns of the Easter season, patriotic favorites and a performance by Ben Jaber, Uillean piper. This concert is free, free-will offerings accepted. The church is located at 17252 Bernardo Center Drive, Rancho Bernardo. For more information, call 858-487-4314.
Jazz is back at the Bernardo Winery, 2 – 5 p.m. Sundays through November 2. Reserve a brunch table 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Cafe Merlot and enjoy live Jazz music. Community tables coming soon. For reservations call 858-592-7785.
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.
“Le Monde Magique,” the Poway High School Dance Team Spring Concert, is 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 23 and Friday, May 25 at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts. The annual event will showcase the PHS Dance Team members. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and $10 at the door. Tickets can be purchased a dancer or Susan Kernus at 858-442-4799 or firstname.lastname@example.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.
PowPAC, Poway’s Community Theatre, presents the comedy “Getting Sara Married,” running through Sunday, May 20 at its theater, 13250 Poway Road. Performance times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. For tickets and more information, call the box office at 858- 679-8085 or contact email@example.com.
St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church presents scenes from “Haiti’s Children of God,” by Lorey Hayes, 4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 20 at the church, located at 16275 Pomerado Road, Poway. The readers are San Diego actors, Monique Gaffney, Anthony Hamm and Abner Genece. There will be a brief introduction to the reading and Q&A afterwards. This event is free. For more information, call 858-487-2159.
The Scripps Ranch Theatre presents the classic Neil Simon comedy “California Suite,” opening Saturday, May 26 and running through Thursday, June 24 at their theater, located on the campus of Alliant International University, Avenue of Nations, off Pomerado Rd. Tickets are $25 general admission, $22 students, seniors and active military. Performance times are 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. on Sunday. For tickets and more information, call the box office at 858-578-7728.
PowPac, Poway’s Community Theatre, celebrates the completion of its 30th theatrical season with “A String of Pearls,” a casino night and fund raiser 6 – 11 p.m. Saturday, May 26 at the theater, located on the second floor of the Lively Center, 13250 Poway Road, Poway. The public is invited to join in the festivities. Tickets are now on sale at $30 per person prior to April 30; the price increases to $35 per person beginning May 1. For reservations, contact the PowPAC box office at 858-679-8085 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. This is an adults-only event. No one under 18 will be admitted.
The Ed Brown Senior Center presents “Play Readers Theater Presents Skits and Funnies,” 2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 31 at the center, 18402 W. Bernardo Drive, Rancho Bernardo. It will be presenting six skits, including a 1940s radio comedy “The Bickersons.” For more information, call 858-487-9324.
Tickets for the 2012-2013 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 deadline has been extended until May 31 for entering the Community Church of Poway’s Chapel Art Contest. The art contest is part of the chapel’s 125th birthday and recent renovation, which will be celebrated with a picnic on June 23. Tickets, $12 and $15, are now available.
Art depicting the chapel can be in all art media: charcoal, crayon, watercolor, oil, pen and ink, pastels and printed digital art (no discs). There are no entry fees.
Photos of the chapel, along with contest age categories, rules and entry form, are available at www.ccpuc.org. For more information, call the church office at 858-748-3304.
Poway artist Lori Chase will have her art on display at Cafe Lily, 14045 Midland Road until the end of May. Cafe Lily is open 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Thursday and Saturday, 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 858-486-3415 or visit www.cafe-lily.com.
The Rancho Bernardo Art Association presents a pastel demonstration by Lyndell Stonick 7 p.m. Thursday, May 24 at the RB Swim & Tennis Club located at 16955 Bernardo Oaks Drive. Open to the public. RBAA Members free, non-members $5. The annual scholarship award will also be presented to a deserving student from RB High School before the demonstration. For more infomation, call 858-487-5002.
RBAA member Dick Johnson’s enhanced photographs will be adorning the gallery walls at the Bernardo Winery Tasting Room, located at 13330 Paseo Del Verano. The tasting room is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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 for May and June includes oil paintings by Tia Grantz at the Bernardo Heights Community Center, 16051 Bernardo Heights Parkway and at Luc’s Bistro, 12642 Poway Road and a group showing of plein air paintings at the Poway library, 13137 Poway Road. For further information, visit www.ncsfa.org.
The Palomar Council PTA is displaying art from their 2012 Reflections contest through May 25 at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts. Lobby art gallery viewing times are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday, Monday and major holidays.
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, June 2 and Saturday, July 7. 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.
A new free monthly film series sponsored by Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library premieres with screenings of several classic films by Alfred Hitchcock. Scheduled for the third Wednesday of each month from 6 – 8 p.m., the next offering is The 39 Steps on Wednesday, June 20. Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center is located at 10301 Scripps Lake Drive. For more information, visit www.srfol.org or call (858) 538-8158.
The San Diego Mainly Mozart Festival 2012 launches “Mozart and the Mind,” 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19 at the Neurosciences Institute in La Jolla. This one-night-only event, with a musical brain fair and presentation, will explore the connection between music and the brain. Tickets are $25. For more information, call 619-239-0100 ext. 2 or visit mainlymozart.org.
The 19th annual Lipinsky Family San Diego Jewish Arts Festival, hosted by the San Diego REPertory Theater, presents a free concert, “Voice of Klezmer,” featuring acclaimed Yiddish vocalist Elizabeth Schwartz 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 21 at the Encinitas Public Library, 540 Cornish Drive in Encinitas. Accompanied by violinist Yale Strom and Lou Fanucchi on accordion, Schwartz will present new and traditional beloved Yiddish, Ladino and Romanian songs. This event is free of charge and open to the public. Please call (760) 753-7376 for event information.
The Birch Aquarium at Scripps presents the 7th annual Green Flash Concert Series running monthly throughout summer. Needtobreathe (with Damon Castillo Band) will be performing 5:30 – 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 20. Tickets are $27 with RSVP ($130 season pass), $32 at the door. For tickets and more information, call 858-534-4109 or visit aquarium.ucsd.edu.
The 19th annual Lipinsky Family San Diego Jewish Arts Festival, hosted by the San Diego REPertory Theater, presents “That’s Baseball,” 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 23 and Thursday, May 24 in the Lyceum Space at The San Diego REPertory Theater. Prior to the Wednesday, May 23 performance there will be a free event at 6:30 p.m. with former major league player, coach and manager Norm Sherry, who is credited with transforming Sandy Koufax into a Hall of Fame pitcher and will discuss Jews and major league baseball. Tickets are $18 per person and may be purchased from the Lyceum Box Office in person, by phone 619-544-1000, or online at www.sdrep.org.
The Welk Theatre presents “Stepping Out,” a hilarious, poignant comedy musical 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 “The Scottsboro Boys,” the critically acclaimed musical about an infamous chapter in American history, running through Sunday, June 10 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage. Tickets start at $39. It also presents “Nobody Loves You,” a musical comedy running through Sunday, June 17 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre. Tickets start at $29. 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 “Trying,” running through Sunday, June 3, 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.
New Village Arts presents the world premiere of “Brilliant Mistake,” opening Wednesday, May 30 and running through Sunday, June 24 at New Village Arts Theatre, 2787 State Street, Carlsbad Village. Written and directed by Suzanne Bachner, the play is a comedy that celebrates love in all its forms. Tickets can be purchased at www.NewVillageArts.org or by calling 760-433-3245.
The Lyceum Theater presents “Respect: A Musical Journey of Women,” 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.
STAR Repertory Theatre’s Kids Theatre Academy presents Broadway’s modern classic, “Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Jr.” opening Thursday, May 31 and running through Sunday, June 3. Tickets are $9.50 and are available online. For tickets and more information visit www.STARrepertorytheatre.com.
The Escondido Art Association presents “May or May Not,” an open, juried exhibit of framed fine artworks by association members and other local and regional artists, through Saturday, June 2, at the Artists Gallery, 121 W. Grand Avenue. 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 & Distinction present “It All Comes Rushing In,” featuring the art of Aaron Jasinski and Matt Linares, through Saturday, June 9 at ArtHatch & Distinction Gallery, 317 East Grand Avenue, Escondido. For more information, call 760-781-5779 or email email@example.com.
The La Jolla Art Association is featuring the talent of plein air artists in the San Diego area in their next show, “Under The Sky,” running through Sunday, June 3 at the La Jolla Art Gallery, 8100 Paseo del Ocaso in La Jolla, in La Jolla Shores. This is a juried show with awards including a $300 Best of Show. On Saturday, May 19 there will be a Gala Opening from 5 – 7 p.m. The La Jolla Art Gallery is open free to the public from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Sunday. Anyone interested in a prospectus to enter the show or for more information about this show and other La Jolla Art Association events visit www.lajollaart.org
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 Ramona Main Street Parade is being held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 19 on Main Street between 14th and 5th Street. Businesses and restaurants along the route will be having special sales and events in honor of the parade. Parade entry applications are being accepted now through Sunday, April 15 at www.ramonarodeo.net.
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