Holiday Tree Lighting and Winter Wonderland Festival at the Center

Saturday, December 2, 2017 @ 3:00 PM Venue: Lyric Court California Center for the Arts, Escondido Every year, the Center brings the North Pole to the heart of Escondido.  Children will have the chance to frolic in real snow, decorate their very own Christmas cookies, and even rendezvous with live reindeer! The highlight for kids is, of […]

Summer At The Center! Americana, Jazz, Latin, Paint Nites and More

Summer at the Center! There’s so much fun planned for you this summer at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Check out this amazing line up of free concerts, paint events and the new Museum exhibit. For more information and to buy tickets please visit artcenter.org/events or call the Box Office at (800) 988-4253. […]

The Center’s 2016-17 Season Is Spectacular!

The 2016-17 Season for the California Center for the Arts, Escondido! The 28 performance lineup includes such varied artists as comedian Kathy Griffin, banjo master Bela Fleck, top Hawaiian slack-key guitarist George Kahumoko Jr., soon-to-be-former “A Prairie Home Companion” host Garrison Keillor, popular country stars Montgomery Gentry and the genre-leaping bands Pink Martini and Black […]

Mariachi Festival & Traditional Ballet Folklórico At The Center

Sponsored by the Route 78 Rotary, the Mariachi Festival & Traditional Ballet Folklórico is a fantastic family event! The 4th Annual Mariachi Festival begins with an outdoor Pre-concert VIP “Tacos & Tequila” Reception 1-2:30 PM. The Mariachi Concert follows from 3- 6 p.m. Special guest: The First Ladies of Mariachi, Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles— an international, […]

Dancing With Our Stars At The Center

Saturday, April 1st, Dancing With Our Stars is the annual fundraising event for the California Center For The Arts, Escondido. This fun event follows the format of the popular reality show of similar name with an important distinction—our “Stars” are prominent San Diego County community and business leaders! Our contestants have begun training with local […]

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, […]

Erin & Matthew’s Wedding Thank You To Escondido

Visit Escondido is thrilled to assist Erin and Matthew in sharing their gratitude and love to everyone who made their special wedding week a wonderful success! We want to thank Erin, as well, for coming into our Visitors Center several times over the year, as a local resident, with her Mom, to learn about what […]

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: […]

Enjoy Escondido! – December Enewsletter

The Enjoy Escondido! December holidays enewsletter is out with an at-a-glance look at many of the events, happenings and news to help you plan your fun adventures in Escondido! Cheers! Be sure to check out the full calendar of events HERE! Escondido may mean “hidden” but it’s no secret there’s a lot going on here! […]

My Hero & Unlocking Wonderland At The Center Museum

My Hero: Contemporary Art & Superhero Action – a new exhibit at the Center Museum. Exhibit runs May 21 through August 14 Discover the secret life of your favorite superheroes in the sprawling collection of international artworks that is My Hero. The artists in the exhibition both pay homage to these universal idols and present […]