Entertainment Calendar – Issue of Nov. 21, 2013
The Poway Symphony Orchestra presents its first concert of the season 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24 at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts, 15498 Espola Road. The show will feature pieces by Copland, Faure and Dvorak. This concert is free. For more information, visit www.powaysymphony.org.
Poway Folk Circle members Chris Stuart and Janet Beazley are hosting a Bluegrass Harmony Singing Workshop, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24 at Templar’s Hall, Old Poway Park. Workshop fee is $25, limited to 25 people, pre-registration is required. To register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
4S Ranch teen band Half Moon Portrait will be joined by San Diego heavy weight Frequency, and Pullman Standard in concert at SOMA, 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at 3350 Sports Arena Blvd., San Diego. Other bands performing are Lightning Starts Fire, The Justice Fire and Story Mode. Tickets are $8 advance. Call 619-226-7662 or visit www.somasandiego.com to purchase tickets.
St. Bart’s concert series presents a Christmas Extravaganza, 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 16275 Pomerado Road. Enjoy music for the holiday season, featuring a number of solo performances. Tickets are $15 adults, children under 12 are $7.50 and may be purchased at the church office or on-line at www.stbartschurch.org/worship/music/concert-series.
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. Free and open to the public. For information, visit www.powayfolkcircle.org.
Ballet Folklorico Nataly is offering two free trial classes to prospective students for the 2013-14 school year. It teaches Mexican folk dance to children ages 6-14 at the RB Swim & Tennis Club, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Drive, Rancho Bernardo. Classes are 5-6 p.m. every Thursday. For fees and details, contact Maria Ghaibi at 858-385-0621 or email@example.com.
The San Diego English Country Dancers hold 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. Clean shoes that won’t skid or stick on a wood floor required. Admission is $6-8, discounts available for students with I.D. and children under 18. For information, visit www.sdecd.org or call 858-486-9160.
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 information, visit www.worldancenarts.com or call 858-679-8277. The academy is at 12621-A Poway Road, Poway.
Scripps Ranch Theatre presents the world premiere of Stephen Metcalfe’s “The Gift Teller,” running through Sunday, Dec. 8 at the Legler Benbough Theatre, on the campus of Alliant International University, 9783 Avenue of Nations, Scripps Ranch. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $28 general admission, $25 students, seniors and military. For tickets and information, 858-578-7728, or visit www.scrippsranchtheatre.org.
PowPAC, Poway’s Community Theater, presents the hilarious whodunnit “The Game’s Afoot, or Holmes for the Holidays,” running through Sunday, Dec. 15 at 13250 Poway Road. Show times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $18 general admission and $15 for students, seniors and active duty military. There is a $2 surcharge for opening night, which includes a post-performance reception with the cast. For tickets and information, call 858-679-8085, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.powpac.org.
Tickets for the 2013-2014 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.
RB Playgoers is seeking new members to enjoy entertainment in the Seven Oaks Community Center as well as local theater. Cost for a year for Seven Oaks residents id $15, $20 for non-residents. For more information on joining, contact Jane at email@example.com.
The Poway Center for the Performing Arts will be exhibiting the art of Gordon Bashant, “Whimsicolor Too,” running through Saturday, Nov. 23 in the lobby. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday – Friday and 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.
Rancho Bernardo photographer Arthur Lavine, along with Dana Levine of La Jolla, present “Lavine/Levine: Relative Viewpoints,” an exhibition featuring both artists’ photography, running through Wednesday, Nov. 27 at the Gotthelf Art Gallery, Center for Jewish Culture, Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla. Exhibition is free and open to the public 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily except Saturday.
Rancho Bernardo Art Association member Terry Anderson’s artwork will be on display through November at Cafe Merlot, 13330 Paseo Del Verano. The public is invited but reservations are recommended for the restaurant. Call Cafe Merlot 858-592-7785.
Also in November, Janet Perkins will be exhibiting her latest mixed media paintings in the gallery at the Bernardo Winery Tasting Room. The gallery is 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. For further information, visit www.ncsfa.org for news about meetings, display opportunities, exhibit at Poway Center for the Performing Arts, paint-outs and trips.
NCSFA’s Open Juried Art Show at the Poway Center for Performing Arts will take place in February 2014. The deadline for digital entries is January 3, 2014. To submit your entry, go to www.onlinejuriedshows.com. There will be cash awards for Best of Show, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in multiple categories.
For further information, visit www.ncsfa.org for news about meetings, display opportunities, exhibit at the Poway Center for Performing Arts, paint-outs and trips.
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. every Saturday in Old Poway Park through Saturday, Dec. 21. Features locally produced and clothing, jewelry, household furnishings and gift items. For information, call PACG at 858-486-3497.
Poway Farmers Market is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday next to Old Poway Park, along Midland Road. 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 Scripps Ranch Farmers Market & Art Festival is from 9 a.m. to 1:30 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 858-775-5788.
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.
Choral Director David Chase leads the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus, guest soloists and audience members in a sing-along of Handel’s Messiah, “Messiah Sing!” 4 p.m, Sunday, Dec. 15 at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, Carlsbad. Music scores available for rent or purchase on site. Tickets are $15 general, $8 student/youth. Call 858-534-4637 or visit www.lajollasymphony.com.
Tickets for the 24th annual “Carols by Candlelight” are now on sale. The shows will be Friday, Dec. 13, with special musical guest Jose Feliciano, and Saturday, Dec. 14, with special musical guest Billy Ray Cyrus. Other performers include Stephen Bishop, Mary James, Eve Selis, Anna Vaus and Steve Vaus. Tickets range from $29 – $65, benefitting Rady Children’s Hospital. For tickets call 800-988-4253 or visit CarolsByCandlelight.com.
Welk Theatre San Diego presents the hit musical “Hairspray,” running through Sunday, Nov. 24 at the Welk Resort, 8860 Lawrence Welk Drive, Escondido. Prices start at $45, add a buffet lunch, brunch or dinner starting at $18 more, $21 for Sunday Brunch Buffet. Tickets can be purchased by calling 1 -888-802-7469 or ordered online at www.welktheatersandiego.com.
Welk Theatre San Diego presents Arthur Duncan in “A Welk Family Christmas,” opening Thursday, Nov. 28 and running through Tuesday, Dec. 31 at the Welk Resort, 8860 Lawrence Welk Drive, Escondido. Guest stars include Mary Lou Metzger and Ava Barber. Tickets can be purchased by calling 1 -888-802-7469 or ordered online at www.welktheatersandiego.com.
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. – 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays. Call 858-693-1723 or visit www.flyingleathernecks.org for information.
Vintage Train Rides and museum tours each weekend at the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum in Campo. Ride the museum’s “Golden State” excursion train to Tunnel 4 and the Lower Campo Creek bridge at 11 a.m. or 2:30 p.m. each day. Gift store, free parking. Opportunities to ride on the locomotive with the engineer (reservations required). Visit psrm.org for more information or call 619-465-7776.
The Palomar College Planetarium presents “Friday Night Family Planetarium Shows,” every Friday night at the Palomar College San Marcos campus, 1140 West Mission Road, between the Library and Natural Sciences buildings. At 7 p.m. is “The Sky Tonight,” and at 8:15 p.m. is “Wonders of the Universe.” Starting at dusk is live patio telescope viewing, weather permitting. Free parking in lot #5. For tickets and information, call 760-744-1150 ext. 2833 or visit www.palomar.edu/planetarium.
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