‘Night, Mother’ (through March 25)
Lamplighter Community Theatre presents a dramatic play by Marsha Norman and directed by James P. Darvas.
This multi-award-winning play centers around Jessie, a middle-aged, down-on-her-luck woman who moves back in with her mom. As mother and daughter spend a high-stakes evening together, the ensuing debate — sometimes quiet, sometimes tempestuous — ultimately gives rise to deep, personal questions about how and why we value life.
Runs March 2–25; Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. at Lamplighters Theatre, 5915 Severin Drive. Tickets: adults $20; students, seniors, active military $17; groups of 10 or more $15; available at lamplighterslamesa.com.
‘The Music Man’ (through March 24)
Peter Pan Junior Theater presents “The Music Man,” a play about the fast-talking “Professor” Harold Hill who convinces the parents of River City to buy instruments and uniforms for their youngsters in order to save them. Chaos ensues as Hill’s credentials are questioned and he is called upon to prove himself to the citizens of River City. March 21–24, 7 p.m. plus additional 1 p.m. show on Saturday, March 24 at the Kroc Center, 6845 University Ave., San Diego. For info and tickets, visit ppjt.org or call 619-878-2805.
‘The Heir Apparent’ (through March 24)
Grossmont Stagehouse Theatre presents a play about penniless Eraste who is in love with the fair Isabelle but her mother, Madame Argante, will only permit the marriage if Eraste can show he will inherit the estate of his miserly and rich Uncle Geronte.
March 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24 at 7:30 p.m.; additional matinee shows on March 17 and 24 at 2.m. at Grossmont College Stagehouse Theatre, 8800 Grossmont College Drive, El Cajon. Tickets $10–50, available at bit.ly/2ymyrcU.
Saturday, March 24
Home Garden Tour
The Water Conservation Garden invites the public to its third annual Water-Wise Home Garden Tour. The tour will highlight five gardens that emphasize an array of low water-use plants, shrubs and trees native to Southern California and from semi-arid regions of the world. Attendees will have an opportunity to purchase garden/home items, such as bird houses and garden jewelry. Attendees can speak with the homeowners about each garden, and garden staff and docents about how they can re-design their own landscape using drought-tolerant plants.
9 a.m.—3 p.m. Locations will be disclosed the day of the event to ticket holders. $25 pre-paid, $30 day of the tour. Early registration recommended. Register at bit.ly/2FDe3Ff or call 619-660-0614 x10.
Sunday, March 25
Gloria Chadwick Art Exhibition Reception
The Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation is presenting a Fine Art Exhibition featuring award-winning artist Gloria Chadwick, on display in the Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center Art Gallery March 21—April 13.
The public is invited to a reception in honor of the artist on March 25. 1—4 p.m. 1 Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego. Free. Call (619) 668-3281 for more information.
The city of Santee and Santee Lakes present the 15th annual Spring Eggstravaganza. Kids of all ages will enjoy a variety of games and activities including carnival rides, pony rides, petting zoo, inflatables, spring crafts, live entertainment by Primo DJ and the Bunny on site for photos. Egg hunts run continuously during the event on Egg Hunt Island for children ages 4 through 8 and in the Egg Hunt Basket for those ages 3 and under. Bring your own basket for eggs. Food will be available to purchase on site.
9 a.m.—3 p.m. $10 per carload. Carnival rides and activities range from one to 10 tickets at $1 a ticket (cash only/ATM on site). 9310 Fanita Parkway, Santee. Visit bit.ly/2GohfWr for more info.
Monday, March 26
Art in the Park (March 26-30)
Art in the Park camp is being offered for the sixth season by Art Smarts, Inc. Art Smarts, which hosts after-school art programs throughout San Diego, will be offering camp for kids ages 5 to 12. Kids can take the entire week, or select individual days. This camp coincides with the La Mesa Spring Valley and San Diego Unified School District’s spring break.
9 a.m.—noon each day. 4901 Mt Helix Drive, La Mesa. Need-based scholarships are available. Visit bit.ly/2Dnk6Mr or call 619-741-4363 to register before March 24.
Wednesday, March 28
Reiki: Healing with Energy
The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library will host “Reiki: Healing with Energy” led by Linda Bounds, a reiki master, artist and educator. She will explain how reiki can complement your life by tapping into your personal universal life force. She will share the fundamentals of this natural way to create healing environments that can release both physical and emotional blockages. Light refreshments will be served and handouts will be available.
10—11 a.m. Free. 9001 Wakarusa St., La Mesa. Call 619-825-5010 for more information.
Thursday, March 29
Legends of soul music The Commodores perform at Sycuan Casino.
7 p.m. on Thursday, March 29 and Friday, March 30 at Sycuan Casino, 5469 Casino Way, El Cajon. Tickets are $79–$89; available at sycuan.com.
Friday, March 30
Courageous Aging Four-Week Course (March 30–April 20)
San Diego Oasis is hosting Dr. Ken Druck, author of the Five Pillars of Courageous Living and the Courageous Aging book to lead a course on aging. This class will afford students an opportunity to free themselves of self-limiting myths, biases, judgements, misconceptions and fears, grieve the loss of their younger selves and embrace the older version of themselves with compassion, patience, affection, encouragement, humility, love and understanding.
Fridays from March 30—April 20 from 1—3 p.m. $60 for the series of four classes. Class #506, 5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 858-353-0439 for more information.
Saturday, March 31
Spring Harp Fest
Blues Hall of Fame member Lazy Lester is the featured performer at this year’s Spring Harp Fest. He will be backed by San Diego’s own Bayou Brothers. Also performing are Fred Heath with Tom Safreed, “Looney” Lenny Mallack, 145th Street featuring Steve Bulger, Billy Watson International Silver String Submarine Band and Mara Wells.
10 a.m.–6 p.m. at Harry Griffen Park, 9550 Milden St., La Mesa. Cost is free, with a suggested donation of $10.
Easter Eggstravaganza 2018
This event features egg hunts, candy bags, prayer offerings, photos with the Easter bunny, prizes, games and more. Eggstravaganza is hosted by Kroc Center Ministries and is open to all San Diego communities.
The entrance fee is $1 per person. Kroc Center members can “skip the line” and get in free through the gymnasium with their membership cards. The event will be held at the Kroc Center athletic field located on the east side of the gymnasium entrance, 6845 University Ave., San Diego. The event is for children ages infant to 11 years and the “hunt” will be divided into three different sections according to age.
Tuesday, April 3
Film Discussion: ‘Fill The Void’
Instructor Ralph DeLauro’s “Film on the Fringe” series presents Director Rama Burshtein‘s rapturous debut film, which shines a light on the hidden world of the Haredi community of Tel Aviv.
1 p.m. at San Diego OASIS Lifelong Learning Center, 5500 Grossmont Center Drive, Suite 325, La Mesa. This class is for people ages 50 and up; cost is $12. For more information, call 619-881-6262.
Saturday, April 7
End of Life Planning
Advances in medical technology can prolong life, but can also prolong dying. This event will cover “Do Not Resuscitate” (DNR), Advance Health Care Directive (AHCD), Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST), hospice, palliative care, the End of Life Option Act, and voluntary stopping eating and drinking (VSED).
9—11:30 a.m. Free. Grossmont Healthcare District Conference Auditorium, 9001 Wakarusa St., La Mesa. Must RSVP by April 5 to email@example.com.
Julian Gold Rush Days
Explore the life of a gold miner at a reconstructed mining camp. Activities include arts and crafts, gold panning, gem mining, hayrides, archery, tomahawk throwing and more.
Saturday, April 7, and Sunday, April 8, starting at 10 a.m. at the Julian Farm, 4381 Highway 78, Julian 92070.
Admission is free, although some activities cost money. For more information, visit juliangoldrushdays.com, or call 951-313-0166.
The Springs All-in-one Sale
Baked goods, collectables, crafts, plants, rummage and more will be on sale. Lunch will be available for a low price as well. Sale benefits senior enrichment opportunities at The Springs.
9 a.m.–3p.m. at The Springs, 8070 Orange Ave. Call 619-463-8680 for more information or visit thespringapartments.net.
Monday, April 16
The Marshall Tucker Band
Join the Marshall Tucker Band — named for a blind piano tuner and not any member named Marshall Tucker — for an evening of Southern rock classics.
7 p.m. at Sycuan Casino, 5469 Casino Way, El Cajon. Tickers are $59–$69, available at Sycuan.com.
Saturday, April 28
Gregory Page concert
Nancy Dennison of Keller Williams presents Gregory Page in a special birthday concert. London-born Gregory Page is an international touring and V2 recording artist who captures the world through the lens of music. Exactly one year ago, Mayor Kevin Faulconer pronounced Gregory Page Day in the city of San Diego in honor of Gregory’s art and art activism. This concert will celebrate his special day.
7—9:30 p.m. $20. Keller Williams Learning Center, 4700 Spring St., Suite 300, La Mesa. Visit bit.ly/2pa3Kl6 for tickets.