‘On Golden Pond’
Through Nov. 10
Lamplighters Community Theatre presents a play written by Earnest Thompson, made famous by its 1979 film adaptation. The plot focuses on aging couple Ethel and Norman Thayer, who spend each summer at their home on a lake called Golden Pond. During the year the story takes place, they are visited by daughter Chelsea, with her fiancé Billy Ray and his son Billy Ray Jr. The play explores the often-turbulent relationship the young woman shared with her father growing up, and the difficulties faced by a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. at Lamplighters Community Theatre, 5915 Severin Drive. Tickets are $23 general: $20 seniors, students, active military; $18 groups of 10 or more, available at bit.ly/2kPmvMr.
Saturday, Nov. 9
Ascension Lutheran Church is hosting a holiday craft fair, featuring crafts, jewelry, scarves, quilts, ornaments, home décor and sweat treats. Proceeds benefit the church’s ministry outreach to the community. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Ascension Lutheran Church, 5106 Zion Ave. For more information, call 619-582-2636 or visit ascension-church.com.
The preeminent speaker and researcher on the topic of Eastern Europe, Lisa Alzo will be presenting “Ten Ways to Jumpstart your Eastern European Research” and “Crossing the Pond: Successful Strategies for Researching Eastern European Ancestors” at the San Diego Genealogical Society (SDGS) meeting at St. Andrews Church, 4816 Glen St., La Mesa on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 10 a.m. The San Diego Genealogical Society meetings are open to the public. Visit casdgs.org to register if you plan to attend and for a complete calendar of events.
Sunday, Nov. 10
On the Edge Collective
art show and sale
On the Edge Art Collective is a group of 15 local artists who have been meeting monthly for years to share great food and have great conversations while painting/creating together. Many of the group’s members are longtime San Carlos area residents whose children (and grandchildren) go to local schools. They are painters, sculptors, quilters and creative mixed media artists. This summer, several On the Edge artists were featured in a monthlong exhibit in Spanish Village, Balboa Park. Also this year, individual artists exhibited in various venues around San Diego. Noon-4 p.m. at 6378 Lake Athabaska Place in San Carlos. For more information, contact Bebe Brookman 619-733-4786.
Fred Benedetti concert
Fred Benedetti began playing guitar at the age of 9. In 1986, he was one of 12 guitarists chosen worldwide to perform in the Master Class of Andres Segovia at USC. He has performed with the San Diego Symphony, The San Diego Opera, the Starlight Opera, the American Ballet Company, at the Old Globe, with Luciano Pavarotti, and with jazz legend Dave Brubeck. Fred is equally at home playing classical or contemporary music. He is a member of the Odeum Guitar Duo, the band Blurring the Edges, and a member of the band Hot Pstromi that plays Klezmer music. He is also a member of the Benedetti/Svoboda Guitar Duo. Presently he is an associate professor of music at Grossmont College, and is a member of the guitar faculty at San Diego State University. Free, hour-long show starts at 3 p.m. at Mission Trails church is located at 4880 Zion Ave.
Monday, Nov. 11
Movie: ‘Long Shot’
A talented journalist unexpectedly bumps into his former babysitter who is now running for the presidency. Feeling a deep connection, she hires him to be her speechwriter and a romantic relationship develops between the two, despite being totally unprepared for her high profile lifestyle. 1 p.m. at College Avenue Center, 6299 Capri Drive. Free for CAC members, $2 for all others.
Thursday, Nov. 14
Birds Along the Trail
Learn about 20 birds at Mission Trails including where they can be seen, hear their call or song, and learn facts about the birds presented. 6:30-8 p.m. at Mission trails Regional Park, 1 Father Junipero Serra Trail. $10 tickets available at bit.ly/2qSOv4x.
Casino Night Fundraiser
Join the Office of Professional Training for an evening of fun and games, food and prizes benefiting the OTP program. Donations for the program will be taken at the door. 21 and over. 4-8 p.m. at Grossmont College, Griffin Gate. Register at optcasinonight.eventbrite.com.
Friday, Nov. 15
Night Shift at Pal Joey’s
Prior to the one-year closing of Pal Joey’s in the late ‘90s, Night Shift frequently played at the popular Allied Gardens bar. It is at Pal Joey’s where Night Shift gained a considerably large fan base that spans throughout San Diego County. By popular demand, Night Shift is returning to play at Pal Joey’s, 15147 Waring Road, Nov. 15, 8 p.m.-midnight. Visit pajoeysonline.com and nightshiftrocks.com.
‘Breaking Boundaries 2019’
Through Nov. 16
The Grossmont College Dance Department is proud to announce their annual student choreographed dance concert “Breaking Boundaries 2019” in the new Performing and Visual Arts Center. This semester’s performances will showcase artistic choreography created by Grossmont College dance majors. A variation of genres will be highlighted — modern, jazz, hip-hop, tap, musical theater and contemporary dance. Friday, 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2-4 p.m. and 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Grossmont College, 8800 Grossmont College Drive, El Cajon. $16 tickets available at bit.ly/3479DSW.
Sunday, Nov. 17
Watoto Children’s Choir
Since 1994, Watoto Children’s choirs have traveled the world, shining a light on the plight of Africa’s orphaned children. Each year, the choirs advocate for millions of African children currently orphaned by AIDS, poverty, and war. Along with energetic singing and dancing, the children will share inspiring stories of how their lives have been changed and how they have been called into a life of purpose to transform their communities. The show is an expression of joy from children who have been rescued after losing one or both parents to live in one of three Watoto villages. 7 p.m. at Church SD, 4579 Mission Gorge Place. Call 619-202-7603.
Monday, Nov. 18
Movie: ‘The Tomorrow Man’
Ed Hemsler spends his life preparing for a disaster that may never come. Ronnie Meisner spends her life shopping for things she may never use. In a small town somewhere in America, these two people will try to find love while trying not to get lost in each other’s stuff. 1 p.m. at College Avenue Center, 6299 Capri Drive. Free for CAC members, $2 for all others.
Thursday, Nov. 21
Mojo Jackson at Folkey Monkey
What do you get when you put TJ ‘Mo’ss, ‘Jo’nathan Walsh & Jackson Price together? You get Mojo Jackson! This high energy, charismatic, three-piece band has been in the making for five years, and it has most certainly arrived. Doors at 6:30 p.m. at Folkey Monkey, 4780 Mission Gorge Place. $20 tickets available at bit.ly/31WDFre.
Art Show & Craft Sale
Join College Avenue Center’s art show featuring original art from the center’s arts and crafts classes. One-of-a-kind, handmade objects make great gifts and will be available for purchase. Musical entertainment begins at 12:30 p.m. at College Avenue Center, 6299 Capri Drive.
Monday, Nov. 25
Movie: ‘Hannah and Her Sisters’
Three successive family Thanksgiving dinners mark time for Hannah, her younger sisters Lee and Holly, and the men in their lives. Lee is having an affair with Hannah’s husband, Elliot, and trying to end her Svengali-like romance with artist Frederick. Holly is frustrated by her lack of career fulfillment, while being courted by Mickey. 1 p.m. at College Avenue Center, 6299 Capri Drive. Free for CAC members, $2 for all others.
Monday, Dec. 2
Afro-Cuban & Middle East Ensemble
The Grossmont College Jazz Studies presents Afro-Cuban & Middle East Ensemble directed by Manny Cepeda and Farhad Bahrami. 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the Grossmont College Recital Hall Building 26, Room 220, 8800 Grossmont College Drive, El Cajon. Admission: $10 general, $8 seniors/faculty, $5 students. Call 619-644-7254 for information.