Arts Calendar – June 17 – July 14

Music Notes

Sundays at Six: Rhythm and the Method
Sunday, June 19

This summer concert series at Harry Griffen Park (9550 Milden St., La Mesa) continues with a band that combines rock, blues and folk into their style. All concerts in the series are from 6 – 7 p.m. Visit for more information.

‘This Is How We B.E.A.T’
Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26

The Heartbeat Music and Performing Arts Academy is presenting the “This Is How We B.E.A.T.” concert at the San Diego Performing Arts Center (4579 Mission Gorge Place, Grantville.) The purpose of the show is to educate and inspire youth in underserved communities on the importance of healthy self-expression through the arts and its powerful ability to change lives. The Saturday performance will be at 7 p.m. and the Sunday performance at 4 p.m. Tickets are $20-$40. Visit for tickets.

San Diego Concert Band
Sunday, June 26

The San Diego Concert Band will perform an Independence Day concert at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church (6556 Park Ridge Blvd., San Carlos) at 2 p.m. This early holiday celebration will include traditional patriotic favorites and works by American composers. The concert is free and open to the public. Attendees can bring chairs and blankets to use on the grass. Visit for more details.

Stage Cues

’80 Days; A Musical’
Thursday, July 28 – Friday, August 5

The Grossmont College Summer Theatre Arts Conservatory program brings high school and college-age students together to perform family-friendly summer theatre in the Stagehouse Theatre. This year’s performance by the students will be an adaptation of “Around the World in 80 Days,” the timeless tale of amazing adventure with Phileas Fogg attempting to circumnavigate the globe in less than 80 days in order to win a sizeable wager. Performances will be held at Grossmont College’s Stagehouse Theatre (8800 Grossmont College Drive, El Cajon bordering La Mesa. Visit for tickets.

On Film

Civita Friday Movie Night with ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ 
Friday, June 17

Mission Valley housing community Civita will kick start up their summer movie series with this event. This edition features a screening of the 2015 film “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” This event is open to the public and attendees are invited to bring their own picnic or partake in free popcorn. The film will start at about 7:45 p.m. at Civita’s temporary park located at the corner of Civita Boulevard and Via Alta. Visit for more information.

MV5BOTMyMjEyNzIzMV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNzIyNjU0NzE@._V1_UY1200_CR90,0,630,1200_AL_Outdoor Family Movie Night: ‘Zootopia’
Saturday, June 18

Mission Trails Church (4880 Zion Ave., Allied Gardens) will host several movie nights throughout the summer on their front lawn. Attendees are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Popcorn and fun will be provided. Visit for more info.

Gallery Views

Spring art exhibit
Through Thursday, June 30

The Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library (9001 Wakarusa St., La Mesa) is hosting its spring art exhibit featuring 19 watercolor paintings by award-winning artist Carol Roberts of Spring Valley. The exhibit features paintings of landscapes, animals, birds, flowers and scenery, some of them inspired by Roberts’ scuba diving trips to New Guinea, Palau and Fiji. Visit for more information and or more on the artist and artwork.

Dance Steps

San Diego Civic Arts Dance Program
Friday, July 15

Dance students of the San Diego City Parks and Recreation department will present a summer dance concert at College Avenue Center (6299 Capri Drive, Del Cerro) starting at 12:45 p.m. Director Andrea Feier takes this talented group all over San Diego – they will perform at the County Fair this summer as well. Visit for more information.

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