Arts Calendar — Dec. 23, 2016 – Jan. 26, 2017

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Jazz piano master class
Sunday, Jan. 8

Accomplished jazz pianist and Steinway artist Lenore Raphael will present a master class in jazz piano techniques at 2 p.m. in Room 220, the recital hall at Grossmont College (8800 Grossmont College Drive, El Cajon). Raphael is a jazz pianist and educator from New York who, as a classical prodigy, performed at Carnegie Hall. The event is presented by the SoCal Jazz Society and the Amateur Pianists in conjunction with the Music Department of Grossmont College. Admission is $15, $5 for college and high school students. Parking is $2 per car. Tickets are available at


“What the Butler Saw”
Friday, Jan. 20-Thursday, Feb. 19

Lamplighters Community Theatre presents “What the Butler Saw,” an outrageous farce and incredible modern comedy. When a psychiatrist tries to seduce an aspiring secretary, his botched efforts lead to comic bedlam involving his insatiable wife, a randy bellhop, a befuddled police officer and Sir Winston Churchill. Psychiatry, religion, marriage, government, definitions of gender and even language are all targets of British playwright Joe Orton’s poison pen. Directed by Keith A. Anderson. Located at 5915 Severin Drive, in the La Mesa Village Station Center, corner of Amaya Drive and Severin Drive. For times, tickets and more information, visit


‘The Poseidon Adventure’
Thursday, Dec. 29

Enjoy a dramatic and thrilling adventure by viewing the 1972 classic “The Poseidon Adventure” for only $2 at the La Mesa Adult Enrichment Center (8450 La Mesa Blvd.) in the Main Hall. The luxury liner Poseidon is hit by a titanic tidal wave and capsizes, leaving just 10 survivors. Led by a no-nonsense reverend, the group must maneuver through airshafts, electrical cables and a burning engine room to the boat’s hull, which is their lone chance for escape. The film earned an Oscar for Best Song: “The Morning After.” Rated PG-13; 117 minutes. Show starts at 1 p.m. For more information, call 619-667-1322. Visit


 ‘Natural Views’
Through Friday, Jan. 6

The Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation (MTRP) presents an art exhibit featuring works from student artists in the Grossmont Union High School District. The exhibit will be displayed in the MTRP Visitor Center Art Gallery through Jan. 6. Schools with students participating in the exhibit include Grossmont, Idea, Monte Vista, Mount Miguel, Steele Canyon, Valhalla and West Hills. The MTRP Visitor and Interpretive Center is located at 1 Father Junipero Serra Trail, and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit

‘Mission Trails Mix’
Saturday, Jan. 7-Friday, Feb. 3

Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation presents an exhibition at the Visitor and Interpretive Center (1 Father Junipero Serra Trail) featuring seven award-winning artists who work in a variety of mediums. Works by Lois Adler-Roussell (etching and drawing), Susanne Flowers (charcoal and oil), Ralph Kingery (watercolor), Caroline Morse (oil), Shannon O’Dunn (pastel), Roz Oserin (oil and watercolor) and Susan Weinberg-Harter (watercolor) will be on display in the Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center Art Gallery. The public is invited to a reception in honor of the artists on Sunday, Jan. 8, 1-4 p.m. The Visitor and Interpretive Center is open daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit

Artists’ Reception
Friday, Jan. 14

Nainsook Framing + Art (8130 La Mesa Blvd.) holds its first artists’ reception, 6-9 p.m. Open to the public. Visit for an evening of art, food, drinks and acoustic guitar by 2B1. For more information, visit or call 619-303-8060.

Paint & Palate (and sip)
Wednesday, Jan. 18

Find your inner Picasso as you paint while sipping wine during this Paint & Palate event at San Pasqual Winery (8364 La Mesa Blvd.) in La Mesa Village. Everything you need is provided, including a 16-by-20-inch canvas, supplies, art apron and step-by-step instruction by a local artist. Cost: $35 per person. Time: 6-9 p.m. Wine and food available for purchase. No art experience required. For more information or to reserve your space, visit or Wine Club members email for a $10 discount code.

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