Wednesday, Feb. 24
Musical performance led by Grossmont College’s Music Department chair Derek Cannon. “Jazz Kitchen” features jazz studies student performers. Performance will be during lunchtime at the Griffin Center at Grossmont College, located at 8800 Grossmont College Drive in El Cajon, bordering La Mesa. Visit grossmont.edu.
Point Loma Singers concert
Sunday, Feb. 28
A free concert under the direction of Dr. Keith Pedersen. The ensemble of 22 singers will present sacred choral music and the vocal jazz group will present secular and sacred jazz with instruments. The concert will start at 4 p.m. at Ascension Lutheran, located at 5106 Zion Ave. in Allied Gardens.
Many Strings concert
Sunday, March 6
The duo Many Strings will perform on their hammered dulcimer and guitar for this public concert. The performance is scheduled for 3 p.m. in the Visitor Center at Mission Trails Park, located at 1 Father Junipero Serra Trail. The concert is free but donations are appreciated. Visit mtrp.com.
‘The Drowsy Chaperone’
Friday, March 4 – Sunday, March 13
A Tony Award-winning musical in which an eccentric musical theater lover guides you back in time to the 1920s on the uproarious wedding day of a glamorous bride. The musical will be performed at SDSU’s Don Powell Theatre, located at 5500 Campanile Drive on campus. Performance times vary. Tickets are $17 for general admission, $15 for students. Visit theatre.sdsu.edu.
Thursday, March 10 – Saturday March 12; and Thursday, March 17 – Saturday, March 19
Written by Tony Award winner Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, “Lucky Stiff” tells the story of an unassuming salesman who must take the embalmed body of his recently murdered uncle on a vacation to Monte Carlo if he hopes to inherit $6 million. There will be a performance at 7:30 p.m. on each of the dates listed above, plus a matinee as 2 p.m. on March 12 and 19. Tickets start at $10. The performances will be at The Stagehouse Theater at at Grossmont College, located at 8800 Grossmont College Drive in El Cajon, bordering La Mesa. Visit grossmont.edu.
‘Daisy Bates: The First Lady of Little Rock’
Tuesday, Feb. 23
This screening and discussion in honor of Black History Month will be led by Grossmont College history professor Adisa Alkebulan. The film tells the story of Daisy Bates, a forgotten civil-rights leader who helped organize the integration of nine black students into Central High School. The screening will start at 4:30 p.m. at the Griffin Center at Grossmont College, located at 8800 Grossmont College Drive in El Cajon, bordering La Mesa. Visit grossmont.edu.
Film Forum screening of “The Lady Vanishes”
Monday, March 4
Ralph De Laurio hosts these monthly film presentations. This edition features “The Lady Vanishes” starring Margaret Lockwood and Michael Redgrave. The film from 1938 is 96 minutes long. The event is from 1 – 3 p.m. at College Avenue Center, located at 6299 Capri Drive in Del Cerro. Visit jfssd.org/cac.
Through Thursday, March 3
This art exhibit features work by Kathy Nida and James E. Watts. Nida creates artistic story-telling quilts. Watts is a sculpture artist who puts together pieces of found tin for various flat and 3-D pieces. “Contemporary Crafts” is at Grossmont College’s Hyde Art Gallery located at 8800 Grossmont College Drive in El Cajon, bordering La Mesa. The gallery is open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Thursday (closed Friday – Sunday and holidays). Visit grossmont.edu/artgallery.
[Editor’s note: The Mission Times Courier is expanding its calendar section to provide local arts listings alongside local community events. If you have an arts event –– music concert, theater production, film screening or gallery showing –– that you think should be included in our calendar, please email Jen Van Tieghem at firstname.lastname@example.org.]