Arts Calendar: June 16 – July 20, 2017


CalPhonics Concert
Sunday, June 25

Energetic, live cover band CalPhonics will kick off Civita’s fourth annual “Sundown Sunday” concert series. Free. 5:30-7 p.m. at the new Civita Park Amphitheater, located on Civita Boulevard at Russell Parkway. Visit

Live Music at College Avenue Center

The College Avenue Center, 6299 Capri Drive, occasionally presents live musical performances. All concerts start at 12:30 p.m.

Upcoming concerts:

Friday, June 23: Karaoke with DJ Laura Jane

Friday, June 30: Rock ‘n’ roll with The Sophisticats

Free Concert Series
Sunday, July 2 and Sunday, July 9

The Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation presents at least two free concerts each month. All concerts begin at 3 p.m. and are performed at the Visitor Center, 1 Father Junipero Serra Trail. Donations for the musicians are appreciated. Visit

Upcoming concerts:

Sunday, July 2: Peter Sprague on guitar

Sunday, July 9: San Diego Native American Flute Circle

Pop Vinyl Concert
Friday, July 7

Dance band Pop Vinyl 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

Pop Vinyl plays the First Friday Concert July 7 at the Allied Gardens recreation Center. (Facebook)


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:

Tuesday, June 20: Glen Miller Orchestra, 7 p.m.

Sunday, June 25: The Broadway Tenors, 7 p.m.

Monday June 26-Wednesday, June 28: Bell Biv Devoe, 8 p.m.

Friday, July 7 and Saturday, July 8: Superstars on Stage, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Friday, July 14: Craig Morgan, 8 p.m.

The Glen Miller Orchestra performs at Sycuan Casino June 20. (Facebook)


Photo by Mary Peddecord (Courtesy of Herrick Community Health Care Library)

Herrick Library’s Spring 2017 Art Exhibit
Friday, June 16-Friday, June 30

The Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library hosts their first photography exhibit. The collection features art from Sharp Grossmont Hospital scientists. 9001 Wakarusa St., La Mesa. Visit

MTRP Art Reception: Amateur Photo Contest Awards
Sunday, June 25

Join Mission Trails Regional Park for an art reception and awards ceremony to celebrate the winners of the 25th Annual Amateur Photo Contest. 1 p.m at the Visitor Center, 1 Father Junipero Serra Trail. All photos from the contest will be on display until July 14. Visit


Star Repertory’s ‘Disney’s Beauty and the Beast’
Friday, June 16-Sunday, June 18

Star Repertory Theatre presents their adaptation of the Disney classic to entertain both children and adults. Tickets $29 online. Times vary. All productions held at Lyceum Theatre at Horton Plaza, Downtown. Visit

San Diego Follies 10th Anniversary Celebration
Thursday, June 22-Sunday, June 25

Christian Community Theatre presents the San Diego Follies’ summer music and dance performance. Tickets $25-40 online. 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. shows on Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. show only on Sunday. Lincoln Performing Arts Center, 4777 Imperial Ave. Visit

(Courtesy CYT)


Outdoor Family Movie Night
Saturday, June 17

Mission Trails Church invites you to an outdoor family movie night. The monthly series will kick off with a screening of “Moana.” Popcorn and water provided. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Film starts at sunset, around 8 p.m., at 4880 Zion Ave. Visit

Page to Screen Club
Wednesday, June 28

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. June’s selection: “A Man Called Olive” by Fredrick Backman. 6:30-7:45 p.m. at 576 Garfield Ave. Visit

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