Jazz Jam Sessions Fridays In August at the Center

Jazz Jam Sessions in the Lyric Court at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido every Friday in August at 7:00pm in the Center’s beautiful Lyric Court Free!* Enjoy live music under the stars every Friday night in August with the Charlie Arbelaez Quintet, Darryl Williams, Quinteto Caballero, and the Lorraine Castellanos Quintet! Jam with the band or […]

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 […]

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 […]

Shrek The Musical At The Center

Everyone’s favorite ogre is back in the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning smash hit film in STAR Repertory Theatre’s adult/youth production coming to CCAE December 12th and 13th, 2015! Buy tickets online, or at the Center ticket office, or by calling 800.988.4253. The ticket office is open Tue. – Sat. 12–6 PM, and […]

Celebrating Día De Los Muertos At The Center

Here’s an at-a-glance list of all of the great events at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido that are celebrating the history and significance of this time of year in the Hispanic culture. Learn, enjoy, get creative, dance, paint, laugh, and have fun! One of USA’s newest holidays, Día de los Muertos announces itself […]

Exceptional 2015-16 Season Performance Line-Up At The Center in Escondido

2015-16 Season Performance Line-Up At The Center in Escondido! Hot on the heels of an incredibly successful 20th Anniversary season, the California Center for the Arts, Escondido (the Center) is thrilled to announce its forthcoming 2015/2016 season featuring an exceptional line-up of acclaimed performers, including The Time Jumpers with Vince Gill, Ben Folds with the […]

Musica en la Plaza At The Center’s Lyric Court

Musica en la Plaza At The Center’s Lyric Court! Every Friday in September, 7pm California Center for the Arts, Escondido Bring your dancing shoes and join Los Montaño and the Manny Cepeda Orchestra Quartet for live music, tacos, and tequila in our beautiful Lyric Court. From Cumbia and Bachata, to Salsa and Norteña, these rhythms […]

Selections from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess and Joplin’s Treemonisha

Selections from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess and Joplin’s Treemonisha Sunday, May 31 at 3pm in the Concert Hall California Center for the Arts, Escondido For more information and tickets, go to artcenter.org Porgy and Bess is an opera, composed by George Gershwin, that has enchanted audiences for almost 80 years. Bess, beautiful and troubled, turns […]

February Events At The Center

February Events At The Center – California Center for the Arts, Escondido Go to ArtCenter.org for more info and ticketing. Intimate Classics: Jiayan Sun, Piano February 1, Sunday, 3:00pm With an impressive performance index that includes Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, Severance Hall in Cleveland and the National Concert Hall in Dublin, Jiayan Sun has […]

January Performances at the Center

January Performances at the Center Go to the Center’s Online Event Calendar Peking Acrobats January 10, Saturday, 7:30pm The Peking Acrobats are masters of agility and grace, defying gravity with awe-inspiring gymnastic displays of contortion, flexibility and control.  Accompanied by live musicians and high-tech special effects, the acrobats bring the excitement of a Chinese Carnival […]