Arts Calendar: Aug. 18 – Sept. 14, 2017


Pop Vinyl concert
Sunday, Aug. 20

Dance band Pop Vinyl will perform at Civita’s fourth annual “Sundown Sunday” concert series. Free. 5–6:30 p.m. at the new Civita Park Amphitheater, located on Civita Boulevard at Russell Parkway, Mission Valley. Visit

311 concert
Sunday, Aug. 20

American rock band 311 will perform with New Politics. Tickets start at $23. 7:30 p.m. at Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive. Visit

International Academy of Jazz San Diego auditions
Saturday, Aug. 26

International Academy of Jazz San Diego ­– an after-school jazz music program for kids – will host auditions for children ages 10­–18. 10 a.m.­–2 p.m. in the Music Building at Grossmont College, 8800 Grossmont College Drive, La Mesa. Contact Ann Ravitch at 619-794-0189 or visit

Morgan Leigh Band concert
Friday, Sept. 1

Country music group Morgan Leigh Band will perform at this year’s Allied Gardens “First Fridays” summer concert series. Free food from Ideal Plumbing Heating Air Electrical and Rita’s of Del Cerro. 6–8 p.m. at Allied Gardens Community Park, 5155 Greenbrier Ave. Visit

Goo Goo Dolls concert
Tuesday, Sept. 12

American rock band Goo Goo Dolls will perform with Phillip Phillips. Tickets start at $33. 7:30 p.m. at Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive. Visit

Summer of Sycuan Concerts

Sycuan Casino hosts a concert series this summer. Must be 21-and-over to attend. Buy tickets online or at the Live & Up Close box office. 5469 Casino Way, El Cajon. Visit or call 619-445-6002.

Upcoming concerts:

Friday, Aug. 18: Freddie Jackson, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 19: Chippendales, 8 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 3: Chubby Checker, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 7: Lita Ford, 8 p.m.


The San Diego Watercolor Society’s Art gallery
Through Saturday, Aug. 26

‘Connection’ by Wanda Honeycutt (Courtesy SDWS)

San Carlos resident and award-winning artist Wanda Honeycutt has her painting “Connection” featured at The San Diego Watercolor Society’s art gallery. The gallery is open Wednesday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. at the Arts District Liberty Station, 2825 Dewey Road, Building 202. Visit

Through Sunday, Aug. 27

Wonderspaces provides a local, family-friendly alternative to Burning Man. The eclectic pop-up installation of artworks encourages audience interaction. Tickets $16–24 online. Civita Park, 760 Civita Blvd., Mission Valley. Visit

‘Sister Parks’ Art Exhibit
Through Thursday, Aug. 31

Mission Valley Library presents “Sister Parks,” a photography exhibit that explores the connection between California’s Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and the Ikh Nartiin Chuluu Reserve in Mongolia. Exhibit is open the same hours as the library. 2123 Fenton Parkway. Visit or contact Phillip Roullard at


Outdoor Family Movie Night
Saturday, Aug. 19

Mission Trails Church invites you to an outdoor family movie night. The third film screening of the summer series will be “Kubo and the Two Strings.” Popcorn and water provided. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Film starts at sunset, around 8 p.m., at 4880 Zion Ave., Allied Gardens. Visit

Page to Screen Club
Wednesday, Aug. 30

Love books and movies? Join Fletcher Hills Library for the Page to Screen Club. After reading the selected book, attend the library movie screening and participate in a group discussion. August’s selections: “Do Androids Dream Electric Sheep?” by Philip K. Dick, paired with the movie “Blade Runner.” 6:30-7:45 p.m. at 576 Garfield Ave. Visit

Movies at College Avenue Center
Monday, Aug. 21 and Monday, Sept. 11

The College Avenue Center, 6299 Capri Drive, Del Cerro, hosts occasional movie screenings. Free for supporting members; $2 for all others. Visit

Upcoming films:

Monday, Aug. 21: A film with Ralph De Lauro at 1 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 11: “A United Kingdon” at 1 p.m.

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