Classical Concert Pianist Sam Rotman
Monday, Jan. 23
Sam Rotman, an internationally acclaimed classical pianist, will perform at Faith Community Bible Church, 2375 Center Place. Rotman is an alumnus of Julliard School and specializes in the works of Beethoven. The concert begins at 7 p.m. and admission is free. Visit bit.ly/2ju5tko or samrotman.com.
Concerts at Mission Trails Park
January and February
The public is invited to a series of free concerts at Mission Trails Park, 1 Father Junipero Serra Trail. The lineup includes:
Sunday, Jan. 29, 3 p.m., Courtly Noyse, Medieval music and lyrics
Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2 p.m., Quartet Luminoso
Sunday, Feb. 5, 3 p.m., jazz pianist Yuko Maruyama
Sunday, Feb. 12, 1 p.m., San Diego Native American Flute Circle
Sunday, Feb. 19, 3 p.m., JAMB, base clarinets
Music at College Avenue Center
College Avenue Center presents musical performances at 6299 Capri Drive. The lineup includes:
Friday, Feb. 3, 12:30 p.m., High Society Jazz, Dixieland/New Orleans’ style Jazz
Friday, Feb. 10, 12:45 p.m., Dean Ratzman, popular music classics
Saturday, Feb. 4-Friday, March 3
The Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation presents “Amended Reality,” an exhibit featuring works by artist Gail Ackley, in the Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center Art Gallery, 1 Father Junipero Serra Trail.
Ackley is interested in local shore birds. Her paintings also present elements of landscapes, as well as pieces drawn from family photos that communicate universal themes about relationships.
The public is invited to an opening reception from 1 to 4 p.m., Feb. 4. The center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.
‘Kaleidoscope: Designing Unity’
Now through the end of February
The artwork of College Area resident Jonelle Crowder is featured in two student art shows with work created in honor of Black History Month. Titled “Kaleidoscope: Designing Unity” and sponsored by Rolando-based Platt College San Diego School of Digital Media Design, the show is comprised of creations in graphic design, water color, ink and photography. Crowder’s pieces are on exhibit at the Mission Valley Branch Library, 2133 Fenton Parkway, and the Vista Branch Library, 700 Eucalyptus Ave., Vista. Visit bit.ly/2jlHbXz.
‘Inside the Actor’s Process: Ensemble’
Monday, Jan. 30
Grossmont College’s Theatre Arts Department takes its 11th annual “Inside the Actor’s Process” production to 15 high schools throughout San Diego County, Jan. 30-March 22, as part of an effort to expose teen audiences to the finer points of stage performance. High schools can schedule a free performance by calling 619-644-7234. Although “Inside the Actor’s Process: Ensemble” will tour local high schools, Stagehouse Theatre performances at Grossmont College on Feb. 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 4 at 2 p.m. are open to the public. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the box office; online at bit.ly/2jkPToP, or by calling 619-644-7234.
Monday, Feb. 13
Encore Vocal Ensemble presents “The Love Hurts Cabaret 2” in a one-night-only special event of musical theater that will take place inside the MOXIE Theatre, 6663 El Cajon Blvd. Featuring songs all about love, Encore’s singers will enchant the audience with a variety of solos, duets and group numbers. Tickets are $10 in advance at bit.ly/2jkToeJ or $15 at the door; raffle prizes available. Visit encorevocalensemble.org.
Movies at the College Avenue Center
Mondays and Tuesdays in January
The College Avenue Center (6299 Capri Drive, Del Cerro) will host two movie screenings in January. The showings start at 1 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays and the lineup includes:
“Captain Fantastic” on Monday, Jan. 23
“Mr. Church” on Monday, Jan. 30 and Tuesday, Jan. 31
‘To Catch a Thief’
Monday, Feb. 13
Facilitator and film aficionado Ralph DeLauro presents “To Catch a Thief.” Alfred Hitchcock packs along his obsessions in this cheeky diversion shot in the French Riviera. Stars Grace Kelly and Cary Grant. DeLauro’s program begins with a short film introduction, showing of the film and a discussion afterwards. Cost is free for community/VIP members and $2 for all others. Screens at 1 p.m. in the College Avenue Center, 6299 Capri Drive. Visit bit.ly/2jl1Ef7.
Tuesday, Feb. 14
Woody Allen’s “Café Society” is a film set in the 1930s in which a Bronx native moves to Hollywood and falls in love with a young woman who is seeing a married man. Screens at 1 p.m. in the College Avenue Center, 6299 Capri Drive. Visit bit.ly/2jl1Ef7.