Sunday, March 20
SDSU’s Aztec Choir and the SDSU Symphony Orchestra will come together to perform “Requiem” – Mozart’s final composition and a compelling masterpiece. This one-time performance will be held at the College Avenue Baptist Church (4747 College Ave., College Area) at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students. Visit music.sdsu.edu.
This annual festival showcases and promotes appreciation for the harmonica. The event will once again be held at Harry Griffen Park (9550 Milden St., La Mesa) from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Vendors will be on hand with various goods and services. The musical lineup will include event organizer “Harmonica John” Frazer, Billy Watson, Lee Oskar and more. At 1:30 p.m. the “Unknown Players Jam” will take place with a $20 entry for each player. There is a $10 suggested donation to attend the festival. Visit springharpfest.org.
Sunday, April 3
Ascension Lutheran Church (5106 Zion Ave., Allied Gardens) will welcome renowned local cellist Aaron Bullard. He will perform his music during the 9:15 a.m. worship service. Visit ascension-church.com.
‘Music from Stage and Screen’
Tuesday, April 5
The San Diego Concert Band along with guest vocalist Barbara Allen will perform familiar songs from stage and screen. This concert will be held at the Joan B. Kroc Theatre (6611 University Ave., Rolando). Tickets are $15 for adults; $12 for seniors, military and students; and free for children 5 and under. Visit sandiegoconcertband.com.
‘Loves Me … Loves Me Not’
Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2
Grossmont College’s Theatre Arts Department faculty, staff and special guests will put on these special fundraising performances. This comedic stage reading “looks at love from all its complicated angles.” The show includes some adult themes and attendees must be over 18. Performances will be held in Room 220 at Grossmont College (8800 Grossmont College Drive, El Cajon) at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $20 ($10 for Grossmont students) and will benefit the school’s Summer Conservatory Program. Visit grossmont.edu.
‘Under Pressure: printmaking today’
Monday, March 28 – Thursday April 28
Grossmont College’s Hyde Art Gallery (Building 25, 8800 Grossmont College Drive, El Cajon) presents this exhibit featuring works from 18 artists who range in style from traditional to experimental. One traditional style showcased is the intaglio process, which involves etching onto the surface of a plate. On the experimental side of things is a unique print created by jacking up a truck and using it as an embossing tool. “Under Pressure: printmaking today” is curated by Grossmont professor Jennifer Anne Bennett. The opening reception for the exhibit is on Tuesday, April 5 and the gallery is open from 10 a. m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Visit grossmont.edu/artgallery.
‘Spring Art Show’
Thursday, April 7
This exhibition will showcase arts and crafts by College Avenue Center artists. Works by students of the CAC’s painting, drawing, crafts and knitting classes will all be on display. The art show will be open from 10:30 a.m. – noon and again from 12:30 – 2 p.m. There will also be a guest lecture by Leanne Knetzler of the San Diego Museum of Art at 12:45 p.m. Visit jfssd.org/cac.
‘I’ll See You in My Dreams’
Monday, March 21
San Diego Oasis presents this film class with Ralph DeLauro at their location in Mission Valley (third floor of Macy’s at 1702 Camino del Rio North) starting at 1 p.m. The film stars Blythe Danner as a widow and former singer who gets a second act when she begins relationships with two very different men (Martin Starr and Sam Elliott). Discussion to follow the screening The class fee is $10. Visit oasisnet.org.
Monday, April 11
Ralph De Laurio hosts these monthly film presentations. This edition features Alfred Hitchcock’s “Notorious” starring Ingrid Bergman as a beautiful woman with a tainted past; and Cary Grant as an American agent she enlists for a mysterious mission in South America. The film from 1946 is 101 minutes long. The event starts at 1 p.m. at College Avenue Center, located at 6299 Capri Drive in Del Cerro. Lunch is served at the center at noon for a $4 donation and the film screening is $2. Visit jfssd.org/cac.