Arts Calendar: Sept. 15–Oct. 19, 2017

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Siren’s Crush concert
Sunday, Sept. 17

Siren’s Crush, a local seven-piece Top 40 dance band, will perform at Civita’s fourth annual “Sundown Sunday” concert series. Free. 5–6:30 p.m. at the new Civita Park Amphitheater, located on Civita Boulevard at Russell Parkway, Mission Valley. Visit

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:
Wednesday, Sept. 20: Night Ranger, 8 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 5: Dokken, 8 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 20: The Ohio Players, 8 p.m.

The Ira B. Liss Big Band Jazz Machine concert
Sunday, Sept. 24

The Ira B. Liss Big Band Jazz Machine will perform in the outdoor Terrace Garden at The Handlery Hotel. Tickets are $15; online only. Parking $5. All ages. 5 p.m. at 950 Hotel Circle North. Visit

The Shins and Spoon concert
Sunday, Oct. 1

American indie-rock band The Shins will perform with Spoon and Day Wave. Tickets start at $39. 6:30 p.m. at Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive. Visit

The Shins and Spoons (Courtesy Cal Coast)

Todo Mundo concert
Friday, Oct. 6

Todo Mundo 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


‘Garden in My Mind: The Art of Young Geun Lee’
Friday, Sept. 15 through Monday, Nov. 27

Mission Valley Library presents “Garden in My Mind: The Art of Young Geun Lee” which features mixed media work that references traditional Korean folk art. Exhibit is open the same hours as the library. 2123 Fenton Parkway. Visit

Art exhibits at Mission Trails Park Foundation
Friday, Sept. 15 through Friday, Nov. 3

Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation will host two upcoming art exhibits. “Five Creative Perspectives” will run Friday, Sept. 15 through Friday, Oct. 6 and “Fields of Color” will run Saturday, Oct. 7 through Friday, Nov. 3. Free admission. The exhibits are open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. at MTRP Visitor and Interpretive Center, 1 Father Junipero Serra Trail. Contact Vicky DeLong at 619-286-1361.

‘Autumn Splendor’ by Joan Hansen (Courtesy MTRPF)


Clean Comedy Night
Monday, Sept. 18

Come have a laugh and celebrate sobriety at The Salvation Army’s Kroc Center. The evening stars Mark Christopher Lawrence, former co-star of NBC’s TV show “Chuck.” Dustin Nickerson and James Schrader will also be featured. Free. 6:30–8 p.m. at 6611 University Ave. Visit or contact Priscilla Orosco at 619-269-1544.


Small Fry Drive-in Movie
Saturday, Sept. 23

Children will make their own “cars” from cardboard boxes and sit in their new vehicles to watch a screening of the animated movie “Small Fry.” Registration required. 10:30 a.m.­–1 p.m. at Mission Valley Library, 2123 Fenton Parkway. Visit

Page to Screen Club
Wednesday, Sept. 27

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. September’s selections: “The Truth of Fact, the Truth of Feeling” by Ted Chiang, paired with the movie “The Entire History of You.” 6:30-7:45 p.m. at 576 Garfield Ave. Visit

Movies at College Avenue Center
Monday, Oct. 2 and Monday, Oct. 16

The College Avenue Center, 6299 Capri Drive, Del Cerro, hosts occasional movie screenings. Free for supporting members; $2 for all others. Visit

Upcoming films:
Monday, Oct. 2: “Going in Style” at 1 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 16: A film with Ralph DeLauro at 1 p.m.

San Diego International Film Festival
Wednesday, Oct. 4 through Sunday, Oct. 8

The San Diego International Film Festival (SDiFF) ­– a major stop on the independent festival circuit – is back. The annual event features film screenings, panels, celebrity guests and special events. Buy passes and tickets at Various times and locations. Visit

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