Arts Calendar – Sept. 16 – Oct. 20

Posted: September 16th, 2016 | Arts & Entertainment, Arts Calendar, Calendar, Featured | No Comments

Music Notes

N Scott Robinson concert
Sunday, Sept. 18

Percussionist N. Scott Robnson will perform a public concert at 3 p.m. in the Visitor Center at Mission Trails Regional Park, located at 1 Father Junipero Serra Trail. Admission is free but donations are appreciated. Visit

Theo and Zydeco Patrol
Friday, Oct. 7

This Cajun band will perform a makeup concert for an earlier, rained-out Allied Gardens First Friday performance. This event will be held 6 – 8 p.m. at Allied Gardens Community Park (5155 Greenbriar Ave.) Visit for more information.

Concert on the plaza
Sunday, Oct. 9

This afternoon performance will feature wind band classics performed by the SDSU Wind Symphony outside on the Performing Arts Plaza just off Campanile Walkway. The concert is suitable for all ages and attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or folding chair, picnic and even leashed pets. Visit for more information.

Songs of Broadway
Thursday, Oct. 13

Patrick Henry High School choral department show features songs from “Mama Mia,” “Fiddler of the Roof,” “Mary Poppins,” “Guys and Dolls” and more. Show begins at 7 p.m. in the Henry Cafetorium. Tickets are $10 at the door.

On Film 

Grossmont College Latino Film Festival
Tuesdays from Sept. 20–Oct. 11

As part of Latino Heritage Month, Grossmont College will host free, public screenings of films that explore Latino/Latina culture and history. The screenings will start at 7 p.m. in Building #26, Room #220 (8800 Grossmont College Drive, El Cajon bordering La Mesa). The following films will be shown on their noted dates:

Sept. 20: “The Motorcycle Diaries”
Sept. 27: “Wild Tales”
Oct. 4: “Pelo Malo”
Oct. 11: “Pan’s Labyrinth”

Visit for more information.

‘The Third Man’
Thursday, Sept. 22

Ralph DeLauro will host this movie screening and film discussion at College Avenue Center at Temple Emanu-El (6299 Capri Drive, Del Cerro). The 1949 Orson Welles film is an “evocative potboiler of love, deception and murder” starring Joseph Cotton and Welles. The screening starts at 1 p.m. The film is 104 minutes. $2 to attend. Visit for more information.

Stage Cues

‘Take Note’
Saturday, Sept. 16 and Sunday, Sept. 17

Grossmont College Theatre Arts students, alumni and special guests will perform at this special fundraiser. The musical theater cabaret is directed by instructor Brian Rickel. The event will raise money for the Summer Conservatory program which partners high school students with Grossmont College students in theatrical productions. Performances start at 7:30 p.m. each night in Building 21, Room 220 (8800 Grossmont College Drive, El Cajon, bordering La Mesa). Visit for more information.

‘Blood at the Root’
Friday, Sept. 30–Sunday, Oct. 9

This show is being produced by the SDSU School of Theatre, Television and Film in special arrangement with Pennsylvania State University. The piece was inspired by the true events surrounding the “Jena Six.” Playwright Dominique Morisseau crafted the story about racial tensions escalating in a small town when rivalry among football team members becomes violent. Directed by Randy Reinholz. It will be performed in SDSU’s Experimental Theatre (5500 Campanile Drive). Visit for showtimes and tickets.

Gallery Views

‘Nature’s Expressions’
Reception on Saturday, Sept. 17; exhibit through Friday, Oct. 7

Mission Trails Regional Park (1 Father Junipero Serra Trail) will present this exhibition in the Visitor Center Art Gallery featuring six award-winning artists who work in various mediums. The works of Robyn Garcia, Elaine Harvey, Joan Nies, Jennifer Spencer, Penelope Vining and Cathryn Ward will be on display through Oct 7. There will be a public reception from 1–4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17. Visit for more information.

With Abandon: Works by SDSU Alumni 2011–2016
Through Sunday, Nov. 6

This exhibition features five years of work from alumni of the SDSU School of Art + Design. Surveying approaches from multiple areas of 2-D and 3-D study, the works share a common element of use of familiar, every-day materials or subject matter. Artists include Adam John Manley, Lee Lavy, Kaiya Rainbolt, and Marisa Scheinfeld, among others. Guest curated by Ginger Shulick Porcella, Executive Director, San Diego Art Institute. The exhibition is being shown a the SDSU Downtown Gallery (725 West Broadway). The gallery is open Thursday–Monday from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Admission is free. Visit for more info.

The Art Glass Association of Southern California presents its 35th annual show
Thursday, Sept. 29–Monday, Oct. 10

The art glass will be on display daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Studio 21 in the Spanish Village Arts Center in Balboa Park and the public is invited to come see this exhibition free of charge. A reception will be held Saturday, Oct. 1 from 4–7 p.m. Members of the Art Glass Association sponsor workshops, teach techniques, and offer educational trips to studios and businesses related to all aspects of the glass arts industry. Visit

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