Arts Calendar: June 23 – July 27, 2017


Sundays at Six

The city of La Mesa presents a free Summer Concert Series featuring local bands in June and July. Family-friendly. 6-7 p.m. at Harry Griffen Park, 9550 Milden St. Visit

Upcoming concerts:

June 25: Fanny and the Atta Boys
July 9: Dim the Lights
July 16: Fringe Benefitz
July 23: Sonic Epidemic

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, June 25: The Broadway Tenors, 7 p.m.
Monday June 26-Wednesday, June 28: Bell Biv Devoe, 8 p.m.
Friday, July 7 and Saturday, July 8: Superstars on Stage, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Friday, July 14: Craig Morgan, 8 p.m.
Friday, July 21: Jody Watley, 8 p.m.
Thursday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29: Psychedelic Furs, 8 p.m.

‘90s soul group Bel Biv Devoe perform at Sycuan Casino June 26–28. (Facebook)

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.

Upcoming concerts:

Sunday, July 2: Peter Sprague on guitar
Sunday, July 16: Vocalist Lillian Palmer


Foothills Art Association’s Members Show
Friday, June 23-Friday, June 30

Foothills Art Association invites you to their June Gallery Members Show. No specific theme or entry fee. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tuesday-Saturday. Porter Hall, 4910 Memorial Drive. Visit or contact 619-464-7167.

Herrick Library’s Spring 2017 Art Exhibit
Friday, June 23-Friday, June 30

The Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library hosts their first photography exhibit. The collection features art from Sharp Grossmont Hospital scientists. 9001 Wakarusa St., La Mesa. Visit

‘Masters of the Moment’ Juried Art Show
Friday, June 23-Friday, July 14

East County Art Association will display 110 juried paintings by local artists. Free. Museum hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tuesday-Saturday. Olaf Wieghorst’s Museum, 131 Rea Ave. Visit

‘New Works’ Art Reception
Saturday, June 24

Celebrate local artist Lisa Bebi and her one-woman show “New Works” at Nainsook Framing + Art. Enjoy wine and snacks as you learn more about Bebi and her work. 6:30-9 p.m. at 8130 La Mesa Blvd. The exhibit will run through Thursday, June 29. Visit 

MTRP Art Reception: Amateur Photo Contest Awards
Sunday, June 25

Join Mission Trails Regional Park for an art reception and awards ceremony to celebrate the winners of the 25th Annual Amateur Photo Contest. 1 p.m at the Visitor Center, 1 Father Junipero Serra Trail. All photos from the contest will be on display until July 14. Visit

La Mesa Craft Corner
Sunday, June 25

Calling all artists and art lovers! 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

Nainsook Framing & Art Classes
Monday, July 3; Wednesday, July 5; Thursday, July 6; Tuesday, July 20; Monday, July 24; Wednesday, July 26

Nainsook Framing & Art offers events including Alcohol Ink on Tile and Hi Flo YUPO. Art styles and times vary. $35-40 cost per person. Events held at Nainsook Framing & Art, 8310 La Mesa Blvd. Email or call 619-303-8060. 

heART Juried Art Show Winner’s Reception
Saturday, July 8

In conjunction with the upcoming heART of Mt. Helix gala/fundraiser, Nainsook Framing + Art will host a juried art show to benefit Mt. Helix Park. Enjoy wine and snacks as prizes are awarded. 6-8 p.m. at 8310 La Mesa Blvd. Visit 


San Diego Follies 10th Anniversary Celebration
Friday, June 23-Sunday, June 25

Christian Community Theatre presents the San Diego Follies’ summer music and dance performance. Tickets $25-40 online. 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. shows on Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. show only on Sunday. Lincoln Performing Arts Center, 4777 Imperial Ave. Visit

‘Women In Jeopardy’ at Lamplighters Theatre
Friday, July 7-Sunday, July 30

Lamplighters Community Theatre presents a comedy about two divorcees’ suspicion over their friend’s new boyfriend turns them into Nancy Drews. 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

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