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Arts Calendar – March 25 – April 21

MUSIC NOTES

Spring Harp Festival XVII
Saturday, March 26

This annual festival showcases and promotes appreciation for the harmonica. The event will once again be held at Harry Griffen Park (9550 Milden St., La Mesa) from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Vendors will be on hand with various goods and services.

1402036-origThe musical lineup will include event organizer “Harmonica John” Frazer, Billy Watson, Lee Oskar and more. At 1:30 p.m. the “Unknown Players Jam” will take place with a $20 entry for each player. There is a $10 suggested donation to attend the festival. Visit springharpfest.org.

Cuyamaca College spring concert series
Sunday, April 3

This installment of the concert series will feature music of Venice with recorder music by Vivaldi, Corelli, Marcello and other Baroque masters as interpreted by Dorothee Oberlinger, Florian Birsak and Marco Testori. The concert starts at 3 p.m. at Cuyamaca College Performing Arts Theatre (900 Rancho San Diego Parkway, Rancho San Diego). Tickets are $10. Visit www.cuyamaca.edu/performingarts for more information.

‘Music from Stage and Screen’
Tuesday, April 5

The San Diego Concert Band along with guest vocalist Barbara Allen will perform familiar songs from stage and screen. This concert will be held at the Joan B. Kroc Theatre (6611 University Ave., Rolando). Tickets are $15 for adults; $12 for seniors, military and students; and free for children 5 and under. Visit sandiegoconcertband.com.

Soul Seduction
Saturday, April 16

A new musical act will perform at San Pasqual Winery Tasting Room (8364 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa) from 7 – 10 p.m. The group plays a variety of styles including jazz. 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 sanpasqualwinery.com for more information.

North County Winds concert
Sunday, April 24

The North County Winds will perform a fundraising concert for the American Lung Association at the Foothills United Methodist Church (4031 Avocado Blvd., La Mesa). North County Winds is a community-based band with members diverse in age and representing a cross section of the community.  The multi-generational band membership ranges from age 15 to over 80. Their diverse repertoire features all styles of arrangements including jazz, classical, show tunes, holiday-themed, film scores, marches and contemporary fare from popular musical artists. Tickets for this event are $20 for general admission and $10 for seniors, members of the military and children under age 13. Visit bit.ly/1MkXAHF for tickets and more information.

STAGE CUES

‘Loves Me … Loves Me Not’
Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2

Grossmont College’s Theatre Arts Department faculty, staff and special guests will put on these special fundraising performances. This comedic stage reading “looks at love from all its complicated angles.” The show includes some adult themes and attendees must be over 18. Performances will be held in Room 220 at Grossmont College (8800 Grossmont College Drive, El Cajon) at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $20 ($10 for Grossmont students) and will benefit the school’s Summer Conservatory Program. Visit grossmont.edu.

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. A few upcoming selections include:

March 31: “He Named Me Malala” is a documentary chronicling the life of 15-year-old education advocate Malala Yousafzai and the struggles of Pakistani women trying to get an education under Taliban rule. Rated PG-13. 87 minutes.

April 14: “Annie Hall” is Woody Allen’s iconic romantic comedy starring the director and Diane Keaton. Winner of four Oscar awards including Best Picture and Best Actress. Rated PG. 93 minutes.

April 21: “As Good As It Gets” stars Jack Nicholson as a grouchy and obsessive-compulsive writer who unexpectedly ends up in the lives of a single mom (Helen Hunt) and his gay neighbor (Greg Kinnear). Rated PG-13. 138 minutes.

Visit cityoflamesa.com for more information.

GALLERY VIEW

Art in the Park camp
Monday, March 28 – Friday, April 1

Art Smarts Inc. is presenting this art camp at Mt. Helix Park (4905 Mt. Helix Drive, La Mesa) for the fourth year. It will be held from 9 a.m. – noon each day of the week. Children ages 5 – 12 will get to experience a creative outdoor experience at the park and Mt. Helix Amphitheater. Fees for camp are $150 per child for the week or $35 for a single day drop in (fees include supplies). Visit mthelixpark.org for registration form – due by Saturday, March 26.

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