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Calendar: Dec. 22, 2017 – Jan. 25, 2018

ONGOING EVENTS

Global Winter Wonderland
Through Jan. 7
Winter carnival complete with light displays, live entertainment, rides, fair food and more. Features the largest Chinese lantern festival of its kind outside of China.
At SDCCU Stadium, 9449 Friars Road. Tickets start at $36, sold at the gate.

 

Dec. 22

Live Music: Barnyard Stompers
South Texas band Barnyard Stompers play outlaw country, dirty blues and Southern rock.
9 p.m. at the Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room, 7777 University Ave., La Mesa. No cover.

Grossmont Boys Varsity Basketball
Foothillers take on Foothills Christian High. 7:30 p.m. at Grossmont High School, 1100 Murray Drive, El Cajon.

 

Dec. 23

Live music: Andrew Parker Davis
Andrew Parker Davis is a San Diego-based singer/songwriter who plays an eclectic mix of covers and originals that range from folk to jazz standards.
Show is at 7 p.m. at San Pasqual Winery, 8364 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa. No cover.

Grossmont Boys Varsity Basketball
Foothillers take on Ramona High. 7:30 p.m. at Grossmont High School, 1100 Murray Drive, El Cajon.

Dec. 27

Art class: Creative YOU! Luminaries
Learn to make luminary art using a hammer, screwdrivers and other pointy tools. All materials provided. This class is good for ages 9 and up. Cost is $35
From 6–8:30 p.m. at Nainsook Framing + Art, 8130 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa. Visit nainsookframing.com/events.

Dec. 29

Live Music: Flakes
Local indie-rock outfit Flakes play at Helix Brewing Co., 8101 Commercial St., La Mesa. Show is at 6 p.m. No cover.

Dec. 30

Live Music: Geary Thompson
Geary Thompson plays guitar and sings from the Americana songbook.
Show is at 7 p.m. at San Pasqual Winery, 8364 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa. No cover.

Dec. 31

Live music: The Schizophonics, Mittens, The Hiroshima Mockingbirds
Ring in the New Year with some great live, local rock ‘n’ roll at the Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room, 7777 University Ave., La Mesa. Show starts at 9 p.m. and is free of charge.

Jan. 2

Helix Boys Varsity Basketball
Highlanders take on San Ysidro High. 7 p.m. at Helix High School, 7323 University Ave., La Mesa.

Jan. 3

La Mesa Foothills Democratic Club meeting
Guest speakers Chris Ward, Eva Posner, Laura Fink, Mark Sauer, Colin Parent and moderator Scott Lewis will discuss the problems and issues that Democrats will face in 2018.
At the La Mesa Community Center, 4975 Memorial Drive, 6:30 p.m. Open to the public.

Art class: Creative YOU! Alcohol Ink Tiles
Make colorful abstract art that looks great in a frame or used as coasters using 4-inch tiles. All materials are provided. Cost is $35.
From 6–8:30 p.m. at Nainsook Framing + Art, 8130 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa. Visit nainsookframing.com/events.

Jan. 4

Helix Boys Varsity Basketball
Highlanders take on Mount Miguel High. 7 p.m. at Helix High School, 7323 University Ave., La Mesa.

Jan. 6

Artist reception: ‘Renewal’
An artist reception for the local artists presenting in the display “Renewal” will be held on Jan. 6 from 6–8 p.m. at Nainsook Framing + Art, 8130 La Mesa Blvd. The show will hang in the gallery through the end of February 2018 and will feature art ranging from 3D wire art to pottery, wood working, acrylic, oil and watercolor as well as mixed media. The event is free and open to the public.

Family Fun Fest
The Ray & Joan Kroc Center hosts a day of fun family activities including a meet-and-greet with the San Diego Sockers, sports challenges, arts and crafts, an inflatable park, costume dress up, giveaways and more.
This free event will be held from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. at Kroc Center Field, 6845 University Ave., San Diego 92115.

 

Jan. 7

Men’s basketball
American Basketball Association game between the San Diego Guardians and the Lakewood Panthers.
2:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army Kroc Center, 6753 University Ave., 92115. Tickets range $7–10 available at bit.ly/2AP1RTd.

 

Jan. 9

Navajo Canyon Republican Women, Federated meeting
Guest speakers Tony Krvaric and Mark Mueuser will discuss plans and activities of the San Diego County Republicans for the year.
At 10:30 a.m. at the Brigantine, 9350 Fuerte Drive, La Mesa. Cost is $25, RSVP to NCRWF99@gmail.com. Open to the public.

Grossmont Boys Varsity Basketball
Foothillers take on Monte Vista High. 6 p.m. at Grossmont High School, 1100 Murray Drive, El Cajon.

Grossmont Girls Varsity Basketball
Foothillers take on Carlsbad High. 6 p.m. at Grossmont High School, 1100 Murray Drive, El Cajon.

Jan. 12

Helix Boys Varsity Basketball
Highlanders take on Grossmont High. 7 p.m. at Helix High School, 7323 University Ave., La Mesa.

Helix Girls Varsity Basketball
Highlanders take on Grossmont High. 5:30 p.m. at Helix High School, 7323 University Ave., La Mesa.

Jan. 13

Helix Girls Varsity Basketball
Highlanders take on Patrick Henry High in the MLK Showcase game. 9:15 a.m. at Helix High School, 7323 University Ave., La Mesa.

Jan. 14

Artist reception
The Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation presents “Second Nature: The Heart of Creativity,” an exhibition featuring award-winning artists Joey Edwards, Sandro Giacomangeli, Ralph Kingery, Anna Kirkland, India La Motte, Glenn Osga, Jerry Vande Berg, and Mary Anita Winklea.


The exhibit runs Jan. 6–30 in the Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center Art Gallery. A public reception for the artists will be held Jan. 14, 1–4 p.m. Free of charge.

Live music: The O’Jays
On Jan. 14 and 15, American R&B group The O’Jays perform their classic songs at Sycuan Casino, 5469 Casino Way, El Cajon 92019. Shows start at 7 p.m. Tickets: $99–109 available at sycuan.com.

Jan. 16

Grossmont Boys Varsity Basketball
Foothillers take on Mare Dei High. 6 p.m. at Grossmont High School, 1100 Murray Drive, El Cajon.

Jan. 17

Discussion: ‘Can you have more than one soulmate?’
Explore the notion of soulmates and relationships at this discussion at Myztic Isle Bookstore and Healing Center, 8036 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa. 12:30–1:45 p.m. Cost is $5.

Jan. 18

Comedy: Sinbad
Comedian and actor Sinbad will perform a night of comedy at Sycuan Casino, 5469 Casino Way, El Cajon 92109. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $59–69, available at sycuan.com.

 

 

 

Jan. 19

Grossmont Boys Varsity Basketball
Foothillers take on West Hills High. 7 p.m. at Grossmont High School, 1100 Murray Drive, El Cajon.

Grossmont Girls Varsity Basketball
Foothillers take on West Hills High. 5:30 p.m. at Grossmont High School, 1100 Murray Drive, El Cajon.

Jan. 20

Live music: Manganista
Manganista plays alternative punk, ska and reggae music.
7:30 p.m. at Bolt Brewery, 8179 Center St., La Mesa. No cover.

Live music: Creepxotica
Creepxotica is “the premier haunted bossa nova and exotica band from San Diego.”
9 p.m. at the Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room, 7777 University Ave., La Mesa. No cover.

Jan. 23

Helix Girls Varsity Basketball
Highlanders take on Santana High. 6 p.m. at Helix High School, 7323 University Ave., La Mesa.

Grossmont Girls Varsity Basketball
Foothillers take on Mount Miguel High. 6 p.m. at Grossmont High School, 1100 Murray Drive, El Cajon.

Jan. 25

Live music: Blue Oyster Cult
Rockers Blue Oyster Cult take the stage at Sycuan Casino, 5469 Casino Way, El Cajon 92109. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $49–59, available at sycuan.com.

RECURRING EVENTS

Sundays
La Mesa Craft Corner: 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 bit.ly/2q8NrZd.

Fridays
La Mesa Village Farmers Market: Fresh fruits, vegetables and craft specialty food vendors highlight the La Mesa Village Farmers Market. Held at the La Mesa Civic Center, at the foot of Date Avenue across from the La Mesa Police Station. 2–6 p.m.

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