Arts Calendar – June 24 – July 14

Music Notes

‘Sunday at Six’ summer concert series
Sundays throughout summer

Harry Griffen Park (9550 Milden St., La Mesa) is hosting concerts from 6 – 7 p.m. on Sunday nights throughout the summer.


Sonic Epidemic performs at Harry Griffin Park on July 10 (Facebook)

Sonic Epidemic performs at Harry Griffin Park on July 10 (Facebook)

Upcoming performances include: Jazz West on June 26; Sonic Epidemic (horn tunes of the ’70s) on July 10; Silvermine (classic rock/pop) on July 17; and Big Band Ambassadors on July 24. Visit for more information.

Santee’s summer concerts in the park
Most Thursdays throughout summer

For the 33rd year the city of Santee will host a free concert series at Town Center Community Park East (550 Park Center Drive). Upcoming performances include: The Kings of 88 (tribute to piano rock) on June 30; a blues night with a BBQ featuring Robin Henkel, Whitney Shay and the Bill Magee Blues Band on July 14; dance music by Caliber on July 21 and more. Visit for more information.

San Diego Concert Band
Sunday, June 26

The San Diego Concert Band will perform an Independence Day concert at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church (6556 Park Ridge Blvd., San Carlos) at 2 p.m. This early holiday celebration will include traditional patriotic favorites and works by American composers. The concert is free and open to the public. Attendees can bring chairs and blankets to use on the grass. Visit for more details.

Ruben Delgado
Saturday, July 16

Ruben Delgado will perform at San Pasqual Winery Tasting Room (8364 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa) from 7 – 10 p.m. The guitarist plays classical and Spanish styles and also writes his own music. No cover for performances at the tasting room. Wine by the glass, snacks and dessert available for purchase. Seating is first come, first served. Visit for more information.

On Film

Movies at the city of La Mesa Adult Enrichment Center

Each Thursday the Adult Enrichment Center (8450 La Mesa Blvd.) hosts a movie screening in its main hall. The movies start at 1 p.m. and cost $1 to attend. July selections will be announced soon. The next showing will be “Brooklyn” on Thursday, June 30 — a film staring Saoirse Ronan as an Irish immigrant who falls for a young Italian man in New York City. Rated PG-13. 111 minutes.

Visit for more information.

7532c15225f5626f36f0084f0f48a882_large‘Dive-in Movie’
Friday, July 8

Families can enjoy a summer movie night while floating in La Mesa Municipal Pool (5100 Memorial Drive). This edition will feature “Minions.” Doors at 7:30 p.m.; movie at 8 p.m. Visit for more information.

Gallery Views

Spring art exhibit 
Through Thursday, June 30

The Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library (9001 Wakarusa St., La Mesa) is hosting its spring art exhibit featuring 19 watercolor paintings by award-winning artist Carol Roberts of Spring Valley. The exhibit features paintings of landscapes, animals, birds, flowers and scenery, some of them inspired by Roberts’ scuba diving trips to New Guinea, Palau and Fiji. Visit for more information and or more on the artist and artwork.

Stage Cues

‘The Dixie Swim Club’
Friday, July 8 – Sunday, Aug. 7

Lamplighters Community Theatre (5915 Severin Drive, La Mesa) presents a comedy about five women who have remained friends since their time together on a college swim team 33 years ago. Visit for tickets.

’80 Days; A Musical’
Thursday, July 28 – Friday, Aug. 5

The Grossmont College Summer Theatre Arts Conservatory program brings high school and college-age students together to perform family-friendly summer theater in the Stagehouse Theatre. This year’s performance by the students will be an adaptation of “Around the World in 80 Days,” the timeless tale of amazing adventure with Phileas Fogg attempting to circumnavigate the globe in less than 80 days in order to win a sizeable wager. Performances will be held at Grossmont College’s Stagehouse Theatre (8800 Grossmont College Drive, El Cajon bordering La Mesa. Visit for tickets.

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