Art, theater and music fill the San Diego area in the weeks to come

Art and music are a great way to get into the holiday spirit and San Diego has no shortage of it either. Here are some events to entertain and uplift the whole family:

‘Grinch’ at the Old Globe

Green and grumpy, the infamous Grinch takes the stage at the Old Globe Theater for his annual production of Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” from November 9 to December 31.

The popular family favorite is a beloved tradition in San Diego and includes the songs “Santa for a Day”, “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome, Christmas (Fah Who Doraze)”, from the popular animated version of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”

Tickets range from $24 to $88. Active duty military, seniors, and students with valid ID are eligible for a discount.

Visit or call (619) 234-5623.

Choral concert at the arts center

The Center Chorale and Pacific Coast Chorale will combine with a full symphony orchestra to perform two beautiful works at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 18 at the Center Theater at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido.

Both works will feature guest baritone soloist Gregorio Gonzalez, a former Ramona resident and Palomar College alumnus who has sung across the United States, his native Mexico, Latin America and Europe.

For the Escondido concert, he will reunite with Dr. Joe Stanford, conductor and Emeritus of Palomar College. Tickets are $27 for adults, $22 for students and seniors; and $10 for children.


Seeing all things in life as beautiful, contemporary artist Duke Windsor brings this attitude to Sparks Gallery through his exhibition titled ‘Reverence’.

On view until December 30, Windsor’s pieces explore his desire to paint ordinary objects to tell his story and the purpose of his existence.

Windsor is a prolific artist whose work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions, festivals, group shows and corporate venues throughout Southern California and the United States.

His paintings are held in private collections in the United States and Europe.

Visit the gallery at 530 Sixth Avenue or view the pieces online at

‘Hamilton’ at the Civic Theater

The Tony Award-winning groundbreaking musical ‘Hamilton’ occupies the Civic Theater until November 20.

Described by The New York Times as a “theatrical landmark (that) transformed theater and the way we think about history”, Lin Manuel-Miranda’s masterpiece paints a fascinating picture of one of America’s founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton, from his immigrant roots. at his tragic death.

Tickets are hard to come by, but a few are still available.


Barrio Logan Street Sale

Every Saturday, Barrio Logan merchants and vendors congregate along Logan Avenue to sell food, drink, clothing, gifts, and other Chicano goodies.

The weekly Walk the Block event, from noon to 6 p.m., is a great way to experience one of San Diego’s historic neighborhoods while supporting its small businesses.

See more on Instagram at @walktheblocksd.

Children’s Theater Presents “Rock of Ages”

The Center State Children’s Theater presents the 1980s-themed musical, “Rock of Ages: Youth Edition,” Nov. 11-13 at Mission Hills United Church of Christ, 4070 Jackdaw Street, San Diego.

The story is set on Los Angeles’ famous Sunset Strip in 1987 and follows South Detroit’s Drew and small-town girl Sherrie on their journey to take their big break in Los Angeles as young actors and to fall in love.

Tickets range from $12 to $14. Proceeds will help support the Theater Performing Arts Education Program for children through eighth grade.


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