Tribute to Johnny Cash at the Center

The legacy of Johnny Cash lives on with the help of a singer-guitarist Danny Millsap and the Hennessy Three-together forming The Only Johnny Cash Tribute Band.  Millsap credits a 1990 Cash concert in Fresno as a formative moment, sparking a lifelong goal to keep the music and mystery of The Man in Black alive.  With his Cash tribute, he’s performed all over Northern & Southern California and the Central Valley, breathing new life into the legendary ballads of the somber singer-songwriter.

The audience is always included in the show. One and a half hour show with a 15 min. break in the middle.

Reserved seating.  Discounts available for seniors, military and groups of ten or more through the Box Office.

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 Sun. 12–5 PM.

Growing Together! at the Children’s Discovery Museum

Now that big kids are back in school, join us every Wednesday and Friday mornings at 8:30am, for a fun and interactive music, dance, & storytelling class for children and caregivers.

Learn together through song, music and movement with real instruments, puppet and big book storytime, and collaborative activities, all led by professional Museum Educators.

Each 45-minute class is geared to targeted developmental stages. Designed for children ages 0 to 36 months to strengthen motor skills and socio-emotional understandings.

  • Choose between a 6-Week Subscription or Drop-In Class options
  • Classes are geared to targeted developmental stages
  • Registration includes admission to the Museum following the class

*Valid for ONE adult and ONE child
Members $21 Non-Members $25
6-week subscriptions available

Registration includes admission to the Museum following the class
Learn more and register at

The Starting Line: Exhibit by Gabe Leonard at Distinction Gallery

Distinction Gallery will be hosting artist Gabe Leonard this October 12th in Escondido, CA! Come witness live painting, signing and dedication of purchased artwork, and our fabulous collection of original paintings and limited editions.

Opening Reception with the Artist: Saturday, Oct. 12th | 7-10pm

One lucky audience member will be chosen to model for a live portrait by Gabe Leonard at this event, and will get to keep the painting!

To Enter the Drawing:
* RSVP by registering at the Eventbrite link, no cost
* Check in at the door before the drawing begins (1 raffle ticket)
* Increase your chances by dressing in costume (5 additional raffle tickets)
* Purchase any Gabe Leonard artwork before 7:45pm the night of the show (10 additional raffle tickets)

RSVP HERE to earn your first raffle ticket!

Gabe Leonard is an internationally acclaimed California-based artist, best known for his cinematically staged paintings of sharpshooters, gangsters, gamblers, and musicians. His aesthetic and subject matter have been described as a melding of Johnny Cash and Quentin Tarantino. Meet the artist and watch as he demonstrates his painting technique live in the gallery. Original oils, hand-embellished artist proofs, and limited edition giclees on canvas will be available for collection with signing and dedication by the artist.

Distinction Gallery / Art Hatch Hours:
Tuesday – Friday: 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 12 pm – 5 pm
Second Saturday Receptions: 7 pm – 10 pm

This event is part of Escondido’s 2nd Saturday Arts & Culture Experiences

This uniquely creative day, comprised of many different events, includes the wondrously eclectic art galleries of Escondido’s historic downtown and as well as interactive arts, theatre, museums and historical and educational experiences all around the area… all throughout the day… for all ages. Bring the kids, enjoy a date night, or a friends afternoon out… there’s something for everyone!

Click HERE for a list of participants and more information.

About Distinction Gallery / Art Hatch:
Distinction Gallery was created in 2004 to give beginning and established collectors a venue to purchase high-quality, cutting edge artwork. Distinction has hosted over 120 exhibitions since its inception featuring emerging, mid-career and veteran professional artists. Distinction’s artwork is available for purchase online to clients around the world, and most of our artists are available for commissions. In order to further expand offerings to the community, Distinction converted part of their location to ArtHatch, a non profit organization.

ArtHatch is a 7,000 square foot building which houses the front gallery: exhibitions changing monthly, “The Alley,” featuring new and previous works from over 75 artists, the teen room featuring artwork by 15+ teen artists, 14 artist studios, ranging in size from 150 to 800 square feet, featuring the work of over 28 local artists, and “The Lounge”, containing 8 walls featuring local artists. The front gallery features contemporary and cutting edge artwork.

Pumpkinfest at Escondido High School

Pumpkinfest 2019 is set for October 26!! This a free event open to the public. Make plans to join us for our annual tradition at the Escondido High School farm. Bring the family for a free hay ride, take a walk through our classic car show, purchase your favorite pumpkin from our very own pumpkin patch, enjoy lunch and treats, and visit some of our local crafters and vendors. Proceeds from pumpkin patch and food sales benefit the agriculture program, including student scholarships.

The farm is located at 1535 North Broadway behind the baseball fields (where the car show is being held).

* If you are interested in being a vendor or car show participant, please contact

Fun Animal Friday: Goats at the Children’s Discovery Museum

Meet and learn about goats through a live presentation, meet & greet, special craft, and more!

Event Schedule:
11:00 a.m.: Welcome & Storytime
11:05 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.: Animal Presentation
11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.: Meet and Greet

Event is free with Museum admission.

Stuck in the 80’s Themed Party at Vintana Wine + Dine

Like totally!
Get decked out in your favorite 80’s gear and join us at Vintana Saturday, October 5th from 6-9pm for our “Stuck in the 80’s” themed party. Enter the 80’s costume & dance contest for a chance to win prizes including Cohn Restaurant Group gift cards. Dance to the tubular tunes of 80’s band Atomic Wave Sound while enjoying radical eats and righteous desserts.

Tickets are priced at $49 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. For more information, please call 760-745-7777.

Wine Tasting with Little Oaks Winery at Sip Wine & Beer

Come out and support Little Oaks Winery as they put on an event at SIP Wine & Beer. We are collaborating with them for one night to bring the locals and tourists good wine, music and food.  Winemaker, Rachel Speck will also be making an appearance by talking about her favorite wine bottles as well as, bringing her charcuterie for $25.

Don’t miss the fun and exciting event that will happen on Friday September 20th at SIP Wine & Beer at 6pm.

Okapi Brew Festival at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Join us for a fall brew festival featuring some amazing beers from local craft breweries, served in a souvenir tasting cup. You’ll also enjoy a bountiful buffet, music, and animal ambassadors. Representatives from local craft brewers will be present to share information about their various brew selections.

Cost is $50 per person for food and beer; $25 for food only; plus tax and parking. Must be 21 or older to attend. Nonmembers add Safari Park admission. Same-day tickets will be available at the Safari Park for $70 per person, depending on availability.

For reservations, call 619-718-3000 or book online here:

Fall Festival at Orfila Vineyards & Winery

Save the Date! We are hosting a Fall Harvest Festival on October 19th from 11AM-3PM, $5 dollars gets you in to enjoy the event, we will have wine, crafts, activities, live music, lawn games, food trucks and local vendors.

Don’t miss this exciting event that you can bring you friends and family to with a lot of fun activities that you can share with!

Keep the Glass Night with Modern Times Beer at Plan 9 Alehouse

Join us Wednesday September 25th at 5pm for “Keep the Glass Night” with Modern Times Beer. You will be able to enjoy several of their world class beers… and keep the glass!

Tap List:

-Fusion Gem
-Green Futures
-Good News
-Blanc on Blanc on Blanc on Blanc
-Monster’s Park Aged in Bourbon Barrels (2018)