Arts Calendar: Aug. 25–Sept. 21, 2017


Live music at San Pasqual Winery
Saturdays; Aug. 26, Sept. 2, Sept. 9 and Sept. 16

San Pasqual Winery presents music acts: Gealy & Robinson on Aug. 26; Geary Thompson on Sept. 2; The Waits on Sept. 9; Jim Earp & Bill Benzil on Sept. 16. Seating is first come, first served. No cover. 7–10 p.m. at La Mesa Village, 8364 La Mesa Blvd. 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:
Sunday, Sept. 3: Chubby Checker, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 7: Lita Ford, 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 20: Night Ranger, 8 p.m.

Free Concert Series
The Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation presents at least two free concerts each month. All concerts begin at 3 p.m. and are performed at the Visitor Center, 1 Father Junipero Serra Trail. Donations for the musicians are appreciated. Visit

Upcoming concerts:
Sunday, Sept. 3: West Coast Quintet
Sunday, Sept. 10: San Diego Native American Flute Circle
Sunday, Sept. 17: TBD

California Note Catchers’ guest night
Monday, Sept. 25

California Note Catchers, a group of female a cappella singers specializing in the barbershop harmony style, will host a guest night. Female singers of all ages and musical backgrounds are encouraged to attend. 7 p.m. at the La Mesa United Methodist Church Social Hall, 4690 Palm Ave. Visit


The San Diego Watercolor Society’s art gallery
Friday, Aug. 25 and Saturday, Aug. 26

La Mesa artist Nell Barlett has her painting “Tipping Point” featured at The San Diego Watercolor Society’s art gallery. The gallery is open Wednesday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. at the Arts District Liberty Station, 2825 Dewey Road, Building 202. Visit

Nainsook Framing & Art classes
Saturday, Aug. 26; Monday, Aug. 28; Thursday, Aug. 31; Wednesday Sept. 6; Thursday, Sept. 7

Nainsook Framing & Art offers events including “Intermediate Watercolor” and “Find the Rabbits” with Lisa Bebi. Art styles and times vary. $35 cost per person. Events held at Nainsook Framing & Art, 8310 La Mesa Blvd. Visit

Nainsook Framing & Art Gallery reception
Saturday, Sept. 2

Nainsook Framing + Art will be hosting the latest works of several local artists. Stop by and bring a friend. Wine and cheese will be served. Free. 6­–8 p.m. at Nainsook Framing & Art, 8310 La Mesa Blvd. Visit

‘My Boy’ by Gaye Lingley (Courtesy MTRPF)

‘Nature of the Brush ­– Modern Japanese Brush Paintings’
Through Friday, Sept. 8

Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation will display the work of two award-winning artists: Julia Roth and Gaye Lingley. Free admission. The exhibit is 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.

La Mesa Craft Corner
Sunday, Sept. 10 and Sunday, Sept. 24

Calling all artists and art lovers! La Mesa Craft Corner is back. Show, sell or buy handmade items every second and fourth Sunday at La Mesa Craft Corner. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. at La Mesa Boulevard and Allison Avenue. Visit

Herrick Library’s Summer 2017 Art Exhibit
Through Saturday, Sept. 30

The Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library hosts their second photography exhibit. The collection features art features 45 paintings by La Mesa resident Michael Dayon. 9001 Wakarusa St., La Mesa. Visit


‘Daddy’s Dyin’ Who’s Got the Will?’ at Lamplighters Theatre
Friday, Aug. 25–Sunday, Sept. 17

Lamplighters Community Theatre presents a dark comedy by Del Shores about a greedy family looking to strike it rich. Tickets $17-20 online, through the box office or by phone at 619-303-5092. Group rates available. 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. on Sundays. 5915 Severin Drive. Visit

(Courtesy Lamplighters Theatre)

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