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Arts Calendar: Jan. 27, 2017 – Feb. 23, 2017

MUSIC NOTES

Organ concert with Bruce Stevens

Sunday, Jan. 29

Highly accomplished organist Bruce Stevens will perform in concert at Central Congregational Church from 4–6 p.m. at 8360 Lemon Ave.

This free event is an opportunity to hear a world class organist play the church’s historical organ. An offering will be received and a reception will follow. Visit ccclamesa.com.

Jim Earp plays acoustic guitar

Saturday, Jan. 28 and Saturday, Feb. 11

Jim Earp performs from 7–10 p.m. at San Pasqual Winery, 8364 La Mesa Blvd. Earp is an acoustic guitarist and singer/songwriter whose focus is instrumental steel string in Hawaiian and Celtic styles. He also sings and does a variety of ’70s folk-rock covers.

No cover. Wine by the glass; cheese and crackers and dessert available for sale. Seating is on a first come, first-served basis in the intimate back room. Visit sanpasqualwinery.com.

ON FILM

Best of the Best Film Fest

Thursday, Feb. 9, and Friday, Feb. 10

This two-evening program features a variety of fiction and documentary short films by the students of San Diego State’s Television, Film and New Media Production program.

Each evening features 90 minutes of new work and highlights from past festivals. Starts at 7:30 p.m. both nights in the SDSU Don Powell Theatre. Tickets: $10. Visit bit.ly/2jcfQFn.

‘Still Alice’

Sunday, Feb. 19

The Hemlock Society of San Diego Right-to-Die Film Festival presents “Still Alice.”

Julianne Moore portrays a renowned linguistics professor at Columbia University. When words begin to escape her and she starts becoming lost on her daily jogs, she comes face-to-face with a devastating diagnosis: early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.

Screens at 1:30 p.m. followed by a Hemlock Chat at Mission Valley Public Library, 2123 Fenton Parkway. Free and open to the public. Visit hemlocksocietysandiego.org.

GALLERY VIEWS

Love is in the Air’ art exhibit

Wednesday, Feb. 1-Tuesday, Feb. 28

Ladybug Art Center in Kensington presents “Love is in the Air,” an exhibit showcasing an array of pieces portraying the mystical emotions of love.

Artists include Beth McClellan, polymer clay; Ann Carson, fused and stained glass; Randy Storm, carved gourds; Mae Crauder-Davis, multi-layer acrylic and precious metal; Katy Reeve-Weesner, English watercolors; Deann Tiffany, oils and wood carving; Julianne Rickseeker, printmaking and pastels; and Susan Mae Hull, calligraphy and watercolor.

Runs through Feb. 28 at 4685 Biona Drive. Free and open to the public 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Opening reception is Saturday, Feb. 4, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Visit ladybugartstudio.com.

‘Love Birds’ wine & paint session

Wednesday, Feb. 8

Nainsook Framing & Art will hold a Valentine-themed wine and paint session from 6:30–9 p.m. at 8130 La Mesa Blvd. Bring your own wine. Enjoy 2 ½ hours of fun and creativity.

No need for experience. Just grab a friend and bring your wine to an evening of guided painting/art by a local art instructor. Classes are $35 and include all painting materials. Leave with a finished 11-inch by 17-inch acrylic painting. Visit bit.ly/2k1hr5d.

STAGE CUES

‘Inside the Actor’s Process: Ensemble’

Monday, Jan. 30

Grossmont College’s Theatre Arts Department takes its 11th annual “Inside the Actor’s Process” production to 15 high schools throughout San Diego County, Jan. 30-March 22, as part of an effort to expose teen audiences to the finer points of stage performance. High schools can schedule a free performance by calling 619-644-7234.

Although “Inside the Actor’s Process: Ensemble” will tour local high schools, Stagehouse Theatre performances at Grossmont College on Feb. 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 4 at 2 p.m. are open to the public. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the box office; online at bit.ly/2jkPToP, or by calling 619-644-7234.

‘The Matsuyama Mirror’

Friday, Feb. 17-Sunday, Feb. 26

Theatre for Young Audiences presents “The Matsuyama Mirror,” a full-length drama at the Experimental Theatre, San Diego State University.

A Japanese folktale fantasy for all ages, this coming-of-age story portrays a young woman who copes with the loss of her mother by escaping into the beautiful world she sees in her magic mirror. Rated PG for coming-of-age themes.

For times, prices and online tickets, visit bit.ly/2jP7RQI.

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