2nd Saturday Escondido Arts and Culture Experience

Welcome to Escondido’s 2nd Saturday Arts & Culture Experiences… a uniquely creative collaboration comprised of many different events. Bring the kids, enjoy a date night, or a friends afternoon out… there’s something for everyone! This fantastic collection of diverse cultural experiences still includes the eclectic art galleries of Escondido’s historic downtown and has grown to […]

Queen Califia’s Magical Circle

Queen Califia’s Magical Circle is open to the public weekly, with free entrance, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am to Noon AND on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 9:00am to 2:00pm, weather permitting. Docents will be on hand for questions on 2nd Saturday dates.  Kids of ALL ages love this park… bring your family, […]

The Music Man At Welk Resorts Theatre Through July 30

By far, one of the most beloved musicals of all time! The MUSIC MAN is family entertainment at its best. Fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that he doesn’t know […]

Escondido Area Tourism Maps

Escondido Area Tourism, Arts, Museums, Theatre, Restaurants, Winery and Craft Brewery Maps Area Tourism Map: This map includes over 140 listings in 18 categories, showcasing all of the attractions that create our unique tourism region. The map also includes detail-highlight maps of the historic downtown district, wineries/craft breweries, biking route suggestions with transit information, major […]

Cowboys & Vaqueros: Exhibit At The Center

Cowboys & Vaqueros: Legends of the American West Exhibit and Special Events: Saturday, January 14 through Sunday, February 26 at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido Take a trip to the Wild West in this collection of grand paintings of nostalgic vistas of the American West and ornately decorated equestrian bits, spurs, and bridles. […]

Mike Bell’s “Of Gals & Monsters” at Distinction Gallery

Distinction Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibit by painter, Mike Bell, entitled “Of Gals & Monsters”. Exhibit runs from December 10 to January 7. Born and raised at the Jersey Shore – Mike Bell’s art blends an aura of nostalgia and humor, combined with vivid color and a combination of influences. Japanese cartoons, […]

4 Amazing Shows At The Center In February

Enjoy February at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido! These diverse and wonderful shows have limited seating still available. Enjoy a night out… dinner in historic downtown Escondido and a some great live entertainment – cheers!   Black Violin: Hip-Hop Meets Classical Violin,  Thursday, 2/2 Pablo Sáinz Villegas: Soul of the Spanish Guitar, Saturday, […]

Jon Jaylo and Contemporary Encaustics at the Center Museum

Two incredible art exhibits are opening Friday, September 23rd at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Jon Jaylo: All These Answers That May Never Come Our Way will run in conjunction with the Heated Exchange: Contemporary Encaustics exhibition. Please visit artcenter.org for tickets and information. Guests may also pay at the door. Jon Jaylo: […]

Jesus Christ Superstar at Welk Resorts Theatre

Playing: May 20 – August 7, 2016 It seems especially fitting that the first rock opera, created as a concept album at the end of the turbulent ’60s, should have at its center a social and political rebel. Jesus’ meteoric-like rise in renown provides a parallel to contemporary celebrity worship. As his radical teachings are […]

Patio Playhouse Presents Green Day’s American Idiot

Thursday, July 7 will be a special ‘Sing-Along’ performance. Come sing along with the cast as they perform the show. This high-octane rock opera, which will opening the summer season at Escondido’s Kit Carson Amphitheater, is filled with strong social messages (and paired with adult language and situations) and tells a story through the lyrics […]