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Open Your Hearts to North County Arts

October 1 @ 12:00 am - October 31 @ 12:00 am

Open your Hearts to North County Arts, October, 2018, organized by The North County Arts Network (NCAN), invites you to discover and enjoy all the rich and wonderful performing and visual arts offered in our north county from inland Fallbrook to Poway and from coastal Oceanside to La Jolla for the entire month of October. Open your Hearts to North County Arts launches at ArtWalk Carlsbad on Sat. Sept 22 from 11-6pm and Sun. Sept 23 from 10-5pm and will…

Creating a Community of Storytellers

October 8 @ 12:00 am - November 19 @ 12:00 am

The first ever, open to the public, storytelling institute. A series of 6 hands-on storytelling workshops, with Storytellers of San Diego to guide you through the creative process. Come to one; come to all!

Wednesday @ Noon Concert Series Encinitas

October 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 31, 2018

  Wednesday, October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 12:00-12:50pm. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free Wednesdays@Noon Concert Series. Now in its 7th year, the City of Encinitas Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department’s weekly free series at the Encinitas Library presents outstanding musicians from throughout Southern California performing all styles of music.  It is one of the highest attended daytime series drawing attendees from throughout San Diego County. For concert info, visit: 760-633-2746.

Holmes and Watson at North Coast Rep

October 17 @ 8:00 pm - November 18 @ 8:00 pm
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North Coast Repertory Theatre is challenging even the most astute mystery buffs to solve the riddle posed by HOLMES & WATSON. Cleverly conceived by Jeffrey Hatcher, this West Coast premiere dares Dr. Watson to discern which of three men is the missing Sherlock Holmes. Fast-paced, thrilling and full of twists and turns, it promises to keep audiences on the edge of their seats. It’s elementary – this show will sell out quickly, so order your tickets now. Already extended due…

Guadalupe in the Guest Room

October 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 28, 2018

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, repeating until October 28, 2018

An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Saturday, repeating until October 28, 2018

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A Teatro Pueblo Nuevo Production SAN DIEGO PREMIERE By Tony Meneses Directed by Nadia Guevara Previews Sept 28 – Oct 5, 2018 Runs Oct 6 –28, 2018   GUADALUPE IN THE GUEST ROOM tells the story of two people—with nothing in common but a shared grief—who bond in the most unexpected ways. Written by the rising playwright Tony Meneses, the play is a deeply moving and very funny celebration of life, new beginnings, and the healing power of telenovelas. Directed…

A Taxi Driver (Foreign Film)

October 19 @ 4:00 pm - December 7 @ 6:00 pm
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One event on October 19, 2018 at 7:00pm

October 19, 2018: A Taxi Driver (Foreign Film) Location: Schulman Auditorium @ Carlsbad City Dove Library, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92011 Times: 4 p.m. & 7 p.m. Foreign Film Fridays- A Taxi Driver (South Korea, Drama, 2017, NR, 137 min.) In 1980, a foreign journalist hires a down-on-his-luck taxi driver to take him to Gwangju, South Korea. They soon arrive to find a city under siege by student protesters and the military. (Free. Foreign Films are shown in their…

Poetry Therapy for Life’s Seasons: A Day of Expressive Writing

October 20 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Spend a day gaining perspective on your life through guided expressive writing. With inspiration from selected poems and writing prompts, we will explore life's seasons, from childhood on, with the aim of drawing wisdom from our most important experiences.

Levitt AMP Escondido Music Series: Metalachi

October 20 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bios: Headliner: Metalachi is, predictably, a fusion band that plays covers of metal songs with mariachi instruments and flare. Although an unlikely combination, their shocking costumes and passionate, cohesive, emotional music bring the “fiesta” wherever they go. Opener: Los Hollywood is a Latin Rock Group that fuses Latin rhythms with a British/American pop rock that captures the attention of critics and audiences around the world. Their contagious beats and the strong voice of their lead singer has led them to…

Aubrey Logan

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Aubrey Logan takes a song you’ve heard a thousand times and spins it on its heels. It’s new. It’s fresh. It delights. She writes lyrics that paint the chambers of the heart with all the colors on the human palette. And whether she’s jammin’ on her trombone or sailing through a song with her nothing-held-back, multi-octave vocal instrument, Aubrey captivates audiences and delivers originality to everything modern in music. Well known for touring with Postmodern Jukebox, her style as an entertainer…

Glassless Minds Open Mic

October 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Glassless Minds Open Mic is back at it again with another amazing night of poetry, music, comedy, and art. This month we are featuring the amazing local poet Charlie Baez. Come out, hit the mic, be inspired, and inspire others.   Doors Open - 6:45Pm Fee- $5 at door

Levitt AMP Escondido Music Series: Kingsley Flood

October 27 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bios: Headliner: Kingsley Flood is a Folk Rock band with a “Billy Bragg-like folk-punk sound” (Washington Post) and “signature high energy” (Rolling Stone). Esquire described them as, “The kind of hard-rocking folk-punk band that makes you want to dance with the person next to you and then punch them in the face. In a totally good way.” Don’t miss, “One of those bands that matters.” – PopMatters Opener: Finnegan Blue is a face-melting folk band with an Irish/bluegrass/reggae/rock and roll…

Phil Ranelin Jazz Ensemble featuring Curtis Taylor Phil Ranelin Jazz Ensemble featuring Curtis Taylor

October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Celebrating the 80th anniversary of the legendary trumpeter Freddie Hubbard’s birth, the Phil Ranelin Jazz Ensemble presents “Freddie’s Groove.” Featuring special guest Curtis Taylor, this concert pays tribute to the late American jazz trumpeter known for his impact on the jazz and bebop genre during the 1960s and 70s. As leader of the Phil Ranelin Jazz Ensemble, trombonist, composer, arranger Phil Ranelin, has shared the bill with jazz greats such as Sonny Rollins, Wayne Shorter, Pharoah Sanders, and Archie Shepp.…

Tim Flannery Live in Concert

October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

He is one of the enduring hard men of professional sports, logging 34 of his 55 years with professional baseball. Of those years, he has spent a jaw-dropping 25 on the hallowed fields of the Major Leagues as both a hard-charging player and a steely-eyed field general. He has been to the World Series four times- once as a player and three times as a coach, finally wrapping his battered, dusty hands around the World Series Trophy in 2010...and yet…

Rest, In Pieces at North Coast Rep

October 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Rest, In Pieces by Steve Bluestein October 29, 2018 With love, laughter, and a little sarcasm (…okay, maybe a lot), a son and his parents test the strength of the familial bond in a “what if” scenario as we watch how death affects a family when one member is removed. Free Reading! Performance Time: 7:30pm Playwright/Comic, Steve Bluestein, will be here for the reading of Rest, In Pieces and will do a talkback after the reading.

Creative Self Explorations through Feldenkrais Mindful Movement and Painting

November 3 @ 9:00 am

The Feldenkrais Method® is comprised of easy, slow, mindful movements which are designed to improve your life through the development of self awareness. This integrative approach, coupled with creativity and artistic expression, facilitates potent self knowledge in every aspect of your life. Join us for a day dedicated to the integration of mind, body and creativity at the Center for Creative Renewal. Presenters: Donna Ray, M.A., M.F.T. is an internationally known Teacher/Trainer of The Feldenkrais Method, Psychotherapist and Interpersonal Neurobiology…

Stunt Dog Experience

November 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on November 11, 2018 at 7:00pm

Stunt Dog Experience is a one-of-a-kind, interactive, live show that will captivate dog lovers of all ages. Combining human performers with rescue dogs, the show features big air stunts, comedy antics, dancing dogs, athletic feats – all in a safe, humane environment that celebrates mankind’s best friend.  Since 1999 creator Chris Perondi has entertained millions and has produced more than 8,000 live shows in North America. Every show includes interactive crowd participation – it’s not just a show, it’s an…

Kingston Trio

November 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Formed in 1954 with Bob Shane, Dave Guard and Nick Reynolds, the Kingston Trio paved the way for the massive folk music movement of the early ‘60s.  Today, the legacy continues with Nick’s son Josh Reynolds, cousin Mike Marvin and Tim Gorelangton.  Same great songs, same great sound. As Bob Shane said, “It was Nick Reynolds’ and my fondest hope that Josh and Mike would carry on the Trio and family legacy.” “Close your eyes and it’s like Nick, Bob…

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

November 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Swing into your holiday at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s “Wild and Swingin’ Holiday Party!” Break out the zoot suits and swing dance dresses, and take a step back in time to the ‘40s and ‘50s with a high energy take on the holidays!  2018 marks Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's  25th anniversary.  With 11 albums and over 2,800 live shows, they show no signs of slowing down.

Murphy’s Celtic Legacy

February 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Featuring dancers and musicians from Riverdance, Lord of the Dance and Celtic Woman, Murphy’s Celtic Legacy is the next generation Irish dance spectacular.  Created by Chris Hannon, former principal dancer for Lord of the Dance, Murphy’s Celtic Legacy features original choreography that combines traditional Irish dance with modern dance and live music.

Secret Garden

March 9, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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This all-new version of The Secret Garden is a joyful story of hope and celebration and all things good in life.  Mistress Mary Quite Contrary embarks on a journey from India to her uncle’s home in England.  Along the way she makes friends with the hilarious Canadian Geese and the colorful Giant Bugs that Rock!  In time she learns to appreciate everything around her, including the Moor Animals and the helpful Fireflies.  Add to that a good healthy dose of…

Arlo Guthrie: Alice’s Restaurant Tour

March 16, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Arlo Guthrie – folk Legend, Grammy® Hall of Fame inductee and eldest son to Woody Guthrie – comes to Poway to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his famous song, “Alice’s Restaurant.” Penned and recorded in 1967, the song became a career-maker for Guthrie and a cultural touchstone in the Vietnam era.  Arlo will perform a rare, live performance of the song along with others from his 50-year career.

Motown with a Twist

March 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Are you ready for a brand-new beat? Here comes Motown with a Twist – a new twist on the classic Motown stage show. It’s a sparkling, electrifying night of The Motor City’s most famous hit songs featuring Celebrity Pros from Dancing with the Stars performing with So You Think You Can Dance, and vocals by American Idol, The Voice, and America’s Got Talent finalists. This family friendly night features songs from Diana Ross to Smokey Robinson to Michael Jackson with everything in between. You’ll Twist and Shout to Motown…

One Night in Memphis

April 13, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

There’s a whole lotta’ shakin’ going on!  Get ready for a night of rockabilly, country, gospel and pure ‘50s rock and roll with One Night in Memphis” – a high energy concert that takes you back to December 4, 1956, the night when four of the biggest names in early rock and roll – Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash – gathered for an impromptu jam session at the legendary Sun Studies in Memphis

Capitol Steps

May 3, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For the past 20 years, the Capitol Steps have made Poway a regular stop on their national tours. Formed more than 30 years ago, Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. Their first idea was to stage a nativity play, but in the whole Congress they couldn't find three wise men or a virgin. The Steps return just in time to build bridges and laugh…

An Evening with Keb’ Mo’

May 18, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Four-time GRAMMY winning singer, songwriter, guitarist and blues artist Keb’ Mo’ has cultivated a reputation as a modern master of American roots music through the understated excellence of his live and studio performances. Artists who have recorded his songs include B.B. King, Buddy Guy, the Dixie Chicks, Joe Cocker, Robert Palmer, Tom Jones, Melissa Manchester, Solomon Burke and the Zac Brown Band. And his list of collaborators is equally impressive: Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Jackson Browne,…

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