Arts Calendar – Aug. 19 – Sept. 15

Music Notes

Dan Navarro
Saturday, Sept. 10

With many musical years under his belt, singer-songwriter Dan Navarro is preparing to release his first solo studio album, “Shed My Skin.” The folk-rock artist – once half of Lowen & Navarro – will make a tour stop at Grassroots Oasis (3130 Moore St., Midway) to showcase old and new tunes. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Visit for more information.

12778888_10154545837176521_1671871002485390613_o7th annual Santee Bluegrass Festival
Saturday, Sept. 10

This yearly bluegrass festival will feature wine, beer and food tasting mixed with live music throughout the day. This year’s music lineup will showcase the talents of The Homesick Hitchers and MohaviSoul. There will also be an opportunity drawing, a silent auction and more to raise funds for the local rec programs. Tickets are $45 in advance and $50 at the door. Attendees will receive samples of several varieties of beer, wine and food from local restaurants. The festival will take place from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. at the Town Center Community Park East (550 Park Center Drive).

On Film

Outdoor Family Movie Night: ‘Inside Out’
Saturday, Aug 20

Mission Trails Church (4880 Zion Ave., Allied Gardens) will wrap up their movie night series with this edition on their front lawn. Attendees are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Popcorn and fun will be provided. Visit for more info.

‘Departures (Okuribito)’
Sunday, Aug. 21

Hemlock Society of San Diego is presenting this award-winning Japanese film about a young man who happens into a job working as a Japanese ritual mortician and is shunned by friends and family. The film won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The screening at Mission Valley Library (2123 Fenton Parkway) is free and followed by a chat with the Hemlock Society. Event starts at 1:30 p.m. Visit for more information.

Movies at the College Avenue Center
Tuesdays in September

The College Avenue Center (6299 Capri Drive, Del Cerro) will host several movie screenings in September. The showings start at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and the lineup includes:

“Race” on Sept. 6

“My Big, Fat, Greek Wedding 2” on Sept. 13

“Eddie the Eagle” on Sept. 20

“A Hologram for the King” on Sept. 27

Visit for more information.

Gallery Views

2016-08-22-WWorking-poster‘Workers Working’
Monday, Aug. 22 – Tuesday, Sept. 13

This district-wide faculty art exhibition will feature works from teachers at both Grossmont and Cuyamaca community colleges. The artwork showcased will represent the various disciplines used in both school’s art departments. The exhibition will be on display at the Hyde Gallery (8800 Grossmont College Drive, El Cajon bordering La Mesa) with an opening reception on Tuesday, Aug. 30 from 5 – 7 p.m. Admission is free and the gallery is open to the public. Visit for more information.

Stage Cues

‘Duck Hunter Shoots Angel’
Friday, Sept. 2 – Sunday, Oct. 2

Lamplighter Community Theater (5915 Severin Drive, La Mesa) will present this comedy written by Mitch Albom. The play is “an out-of-this-world tale full of magical moments, stereotype projections, unexpected second chances and has a surprise ending that few theater-goers see coming.” Performances will be held at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $17 for seniors, students and military. Visit for more information.

Sunday, Sept. 11 – Sunday, Oct. 9

Moxie Theatre (6663 El Cajon Blvd., Suite N, Rolando) will stage a production of a new comedy called “Peerless.” The play is inspired by Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” and tells the story of ambitious twin sisters with a sinister plan to secure their future. Previews run Sept. 11, 15 and 16 with opening night on Sept. 17. Performances will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursdays, 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Visit for more information and to purchase tickets.

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