Community Calendar

Sunday Nov 10 thru Sunday Dec 30, 2018

MUSEUM EXHIBIT:  MAIN STREET, CALIFORNIA
Tue  thru Sun, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Western Science Center, 2345 Searl Pkwy
$8 adult, $6.50 senior & student, $6 youth (5-12). Embark on a journey through 19th century California! Peruse through the general store, write a message with a telegraph machine, and try on the day’s leading fashion as you explore the artifacts, buildings, and people that made up every day life in the growing cities of California. (951) 791-0033.

Monday Nov 19 thru Wednesday Nov 21, 2018

SUPER STEM CAMP- THANKSGIVING WEEK
Sylvan Learning of Hemet, 1505 W Florida Ave, Suite A
$190 for 3 days. If you’re looking for cutting-edge STEM classes for your child, turn to Sylvan. Experience the thrill of our newest programs: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  Robotics (9:30 – 10:30): Create and animate robots using LEGO® and compete in friendly competitions. Math Edge (10:30 – 11:15): Boost students’ math speed, proficiency, accuracy and love for math. Makercamp (11:15 – 12:30): Kids explore exciting science concepts throught makerspace “missions”. (951) 761-1171.

Friday November 23, 2018

FULL MOON DRUM CIRCLE
4:30 pm, Weston Park (E Florida Ave at Thompson St)
Free. Join us on Black Friday for our second Full Moon Drum Circle! Bring your hand drums, shakers, percussion, and noisemakers to Weston Park in Downtown Hemet to welcome November’s Full Beaver Moon. All ages and experience levels are welcome- this is all about connection, community and rhythm. Extra percussion will be available for loan and sale at the event for those without a noisemaker. So come down the Friday after Thanksgiving- we’ll create rhythms that’ll help you de-stress, burn Thanksgiving dinner calories, and enter the holiday season with a positive mind frame. Hosted by Will’s Percussion Education & Private Lessons and Harvard Street Music Exchange. (951) 925-6000.

Saturday November 24, 2018

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING IN DOWNTOWN HEMET
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, South Harvard St, Downtown Hemet
Free. Downtown Hemet Tree Lighting and Festival. Food, prizes, music, photos with Santa. Atomic Video Game Truck can accommodate up to 32 players at a time. Come support local businesses downtown Saturday November 24th and watch the first annual Christmas Tree lighting in historic downtown Hemet. (South Harvard). Sponsored by Make Hemet Great Again. (951) 315-7914.

MUSIC AT THE CENTER: STEVEN RAGSDALE
7:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
$20 general admission, $15 members. Steven Ragsdale returns to the DVAC stage. Ragsdale is a saxophonist who actively performs in various jazz, rock, pop, and classical environments. (951) 652-3822

Sunday Nov 25 thru Sunday Dec 2, 2018

STRATFORD PLAYERS – CHRISTMAS ON AIR
Sat 7pm & Sun 2pm, Idyllwild Christian Scientist Church, 25970 Cedar St
$15 general admission. Join us for 60 years of classic radio comedy at its heartwarming finest. Tickets online at www.StratfordPlayers.com

Sunday November 25, 2018

CBU CHOIR & ORCHESTRA
2:30 pm & 5:00 pm, 4:12 Church, 1450 W 7th St, San Jacinto
Free. Annual performance by the Cal Baptist Choir and Orchestra. Advance tickets required. (951) 654-1401.

68th ANNUAL MISS HEMET/MISS SAN JACINTO PAGEANT
4:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$20 general admission. Come celebrate the accomplishments of the 2018 Titleholders, Miss Hemet Angel Augustine, Miss San Jacinto Brianna Acevedo, Miss Teen Hemet Chyleah Thompson, Miss Teen San Jacinto Emily Kotyuk, Mrs. Hemet Michelle Kerlin, Miss Jr. Teen Hemet Faith Juarez & Miss Jr. Teen San Jacinto Emma Howard and our 2019 Contestants along with the “Spirit of the Valley” costume, Evening Gown, and Onstage Question competition concluding with the crowning festivities of our 2019 Titleholders. Featuring: The coronation of our 2019 Little Sisters, Live Entertainment and much more! (951) 208-5205 [website]

Monday November 28, 2018

SOBOBA CASINO RESORT JOB FAIR
9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Soboba Springs Golf Course, 1020 Soboba Rd
Free. Soboba’s largest walk-in Job Fair Event, with over 300 + positions available. Applicants should dress to impress and bring their most current resume. Positions will be available online after November 16th, 2018. A list of positions will also be available at the Job Fair.  Must be 21 years old to apply. (951) 665-1000 x1163.

Thursday November 29, 2018

JINGLE MINGLE
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Diamond Valley Lake Visitors Center, 2325 Searl Pkwy
$20 per person. Soroptimist International San Jacinto-Hemet Valley presents an evening at the museum to benefit local projects and programs. Live holiday music, appetizers, Christmas decor raffle, silent auction, no host wine & beer. www.SISJHV.org.

MSJC LECTURE: INTERSTELLAR STARSHIPS
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Western Science Center, 2345 Searl Pkwy
$8 per person, $5 students, free to members. Speaker: Mark Maier, MSJC Physics/Astronomy. (951) 791-0033.

Friday Nov 30 thru Sunday Dec 9, 2018

BUYING THE MOOSE
Fridays & 1st Saturday 7:30 pm, Sundays & 2nd Saturday 2:30 pm
Ramona Hillside Playhouse, 27402 Ramona Bowl Rd
$15 reserved seating, $10 opening night. First Saturday is a fundraiser for a local charity. Rob’s wife picked the most inconvenient moment to come home from a business trip. While strains of Tchaikovsky’s Waltz of the Flowers play, Betty finds him wearing a tube top and awkwardly canoodling with an inflatable doll. She assumes the worst and turns to her sister-in-law, Cheryl, for comfort while his brother, Greg, comes over to set him straight. The resulting hilarious fallout brings two brothers and two couples closer together…and tattooed! What could easily be a simple dumb sex farce instead becomes an entertaining character-driven ensemble comedy piece. Wilmot’s script is funny above all, but also perceptive, pointed, and, on occasion, even insightful. (951) 658-5300. [website]

Friday November 30, 2018

PHOTOS WITH SANTA AND MRS CLAUS
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Remax, 2191 W Esplanade Ave, San Jacinto
Free. As a Thank you to their clients, friends and family, Remax invites you to come and take your holiday photos with Santa and his lovely wife. The holidays are hectic enough, so skip the lines and chaos and come get your professional photos with Santa done at our office. RSVP to Drea@HemetSold.com.

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Valley-Wide Recreation, 901 W Esplanade Ave
Free. Come enjoy the 12th Annual Tree Lighting to kick off the Holiday Season. Experience the movie, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, under the stars. Enjoy music and complimentary  refreshments as we count down to the tree lighting. And don’t forget to bring a camera for your picture with Santa! Tree lighting at 6:00 pm.  [flyer]

Saturday December 1, 2018

HEMET CHRISTMAS PARADE & CELEBRATION
10:00 am, W Florida Ave (Palm Ave west to Kirby St)
Free. This year’s theme is “Christmas From The Silver Screen.” Come on out and celebrate the holiday season with the whole community. Marching bands, decorated floats and lots of fun! Parade ends at Gimble Park (W Florida Ave & Kirby St) for a fun-filled family street festival. Lots of music, food, games & more. (951) 660-4910.

KIDS ART JAM
10:00 am – 11:30 am, Hemet Valley Art Gallery, 144 N Harvard St
$5 per student. Kids from age 6 to 12 will learn a variety of art techniques and occasionally, a craft project. All materials are provided. Call for more information (951) 306-5411.

HVAA POP-UP ART SHOW
10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Hemet Valley Mall, 2200 W Florida Ave
Free admission. The Hemet Valley Art Association hosts a pop-up art show featuring local artists. Stop by and purchase a one of a kind gift or just browse and talk to the artists. (951) 952-4592.

GIO AND FRIENDS
7:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
$25 general admission, $20 members. Giovanna Yepremian and Destination Coffee Bar and Bistro are producing a very special fundraiser for DVAC. A brilliant night of music and performance highlighting music through the decades and its influence on the American way of life. (951) 652-3822.

Sunday December 2, 2018

HOLIDAY PANCAKE BREAKFAST & GOLF
8:00 am – 12:00 pm, Golden Era Golf Course, 19871 Gilman Springs Rd
$25 for 9 holes, $35 for 18 holes, $5 breakfast only. A holiday fundraiser for The Ramona Bowl. Includes a delicious pancake breakfast, a round of golf (cart included), and a chance to win Christmas gifts and gift cards donated by Soboba Casino.  (951) 658-3111.

GOLDEN EAGLES JAZZ ENSEMBLE FALL CONCERT
2:00 pm, MSJC San Jacinto Campus Theatre, 1499 N State St 
$6 general admission, $5 senior/veteran, $4 student.  The MSJC Golden Eagles Jazz Ensemble presents its Fall Concert. (951) 487-3790.

THE HARMONEERS CHORALE
3:00 pm, First Presbyterian Church, 515 E Kimball Ave
$10 general admission. Mark your calendars! The Harmoneers Chorale will present “Celebrate, Rejoice, and Sing” on Sunday, December 2nd at 3 p.m. The program will be a beautiful combination of FUN and SACRED music that will delight your heart and prepare you for the beautiful Christmas season! (951) 658-7153.

Monday December 3, 2018

MSJC ORCHESTRA HOLIDAY CONCERT
7:00 pm, MSJC San Jacinto Campus Theatre, 1499 N State St 
$6 general admission, $5 senior/veteran, $4 student.  The MSJC Orchestra presents a selection of holiday music. (951) 487-3790.

Tuesday December 4, 2018

AN OLD FASHIONED HOLIDAY
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm, Western Science Center, 2345 Searl Pkwy
Free. Join in an Old Fashioned Holiday at the Western Science Center! A free family event that promises fun for everyone – meet Santa, shop for holiday gifts from our arts & crafts vendors, sip hot cocoa under the stars, and more! With crafts, a treasure hunt, and the museum open for exploration, Old Fashioned Holiday is the perfect place to celebrate the holiday season. Museum admission for Old Fashioned Holiday is FREE! (951) 791-0033.

Friday December 7, 2018

ROTARY HOLIDAY FILM FESTIVAL  – CANCELED
The beloved annual Holiday Film Festival sponsored by Hemet Sunrise Rotary will not take place this year.

Saturday Dec 8 thru Sunday Dec 9, 2018

STRAIGHT OUTTA BETHLEHEM
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Cornerstone Church, 26089 Girard St
Free. Join the Lightforce Youth Choir and C-Kids Praise Choir in a fun night of music and drama. Fun for the whole family. (951) 658-7133. [website]

Saturday December 8, 2018

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
8:00 am – 10:30 am, Valley-Wide Recreation, 901 W Esplanade Ave
$3 ticket includes entry, breakfast, and entry into Grand Prize drawing. Come see Santa and have breakfast. At this 10th annual event, there will be lots of activities such as children’s games, vendors, music, opportunity drawings, arts and crafts, and much more. And don’t forget to bring a camera for your picture with Santa! Food will be served 8:00 to
10:00 am. Tickets on sale November 20, 2018. (951) 654-1505. [flyer]

UGLY SWEATER BUNCO PARTY
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Trinity Lutheran Church, 191 S Columbia St
$25 per person. The Community Pantry presents a fun-filled fundraiser for the holidays. It’s a Bunco party combined with an ugly sweater contest! Dress to impress in your holiday worst! Space is limited. Adults only. RSVP (951) 805-8108. [flyer]

MSJC CONCERT BAND HOLIDAY MUSIC
2:00 pm, MSJC San Jacinto Campus Theatre, 1499 N State St 
$6 general admission, $5 senior/veteran, $4 student.  The MSJC Concert band performs a selection of holiday music. (951) 487-3790.

TEJANO NIGHTS:  PROJECTO INSOMNIO
6:30 pm, Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre, 27400 Ramona Bowl Rd
$20 presale, $25 at the door, $40 VIP seating. CCE One and The Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre present the first in a concert series featuring top Tejano music talent. Projecto Insomnio was nominated for a 2018 Latin Grammy Award for Best Tejano Album. Sponsored by Chinese Laundry. (951) 658-3111.

TRIBUTE MANIA: QUEEN
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. HHT hosts top tribute bands in this award-winning venue. Queen Nation recreates the image, sound, and stage persona of vintage Queen. Fans will be amazed at the retrospective journey… We Will Rock You… Bohemian Rhapsody… We Are The Champions… Crazy Little Thing Called Love… You’re My Best Friend… Another One Bites The Dust… and many more. (951) 658-5950. [website] [eventpage]

MUSIC AT THE CENTER: ZACH CAPLINGER QUARTET
7:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
$20 general admission, $25-$30 VIP seating. The Zachary Caplinger Quartet performs. Zachary Caplinger is a gifted guitarist who actively performs southern bluegrass music and contemporary jazz throughout southern California. (951) 652-3822.

Sunday December 9, 2018

TINSEL TRIATHLON & 5K RUN
9:00 am – 11:00 am, West Valley High, 3401 Mustang Way
$55 per person, $25 for 5k.  This flat and fast reverse pool sprint triathlon is perfect for anyone wanting to become a triathlete. It’s also a great end of the season race for the seasoned triathlete. [website]

Tuesday December 11, 2018

SAGE SOCIETY: WARD PAU & CHUCK SCHOENKNECHT
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm, Ramona Room of the Miller Jones Mortuary, 1501 W Florida Ave
Visitors free. The SAGE Society of Hemet will host well known local appraisers, Ward Pau and Chuck Schoenknecht for an antiques show and tell. Enter from the rear parking lot. Visitors welcome. [Facebook]  (951) 357-4206.

HOLIDAY GINGERBREAD HOUSE NIGHT
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Valle Vista Community Center, 43935 E Acacia Ave
$2 early reg (until 12/7), $3 late reg (until 12/10) Come celebrate the Holiday
Season making Gingerbread Houses! Bring the whole family for a fun filled night. We
will be serving hot cocoa and cookies and we may even have a special visit from
Santa. (Limited to the first 200 children.) Pre-Registration is required. Tickets on sale
November 1, 2018. (951) 654-1505.  [flyer]

Friday Dec 14 thru Sunday Dec 16, 2018

CORNERSTONE CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Fri 7:00 pm, Sat & Sun 6:00 pm,  Cornerstone Church, 26089 Girard St
Free. A special evening of beautiful music followed by an outdoor Christmas fair with lights, crafts, goodies, live music and much more. No tickets required. (951) 658-7133.

Friday December 14, 2018

PHOTO WITH SANTA
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, McWane Family Funeral Home, 350 N San Jacinto St
Free. Bring the kids by for a free photo with Santa! Sponsored by McWane Family Funeral Home. (951) 658-9497. [flyer]

Saturday December 15, 2018

VALLEY VOCAL ENSEMBLE:  HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
3:00 pm, St John Lutheran Church, 26410 Columbia St
$10 general admission. The Valley Vocal Ensemble presents “Home For The Holidays” directed by Randy Dawkins and accompanied by Virginia Pritchard. Performance at two different locations on December 15th and 16th. [flyer]

KRAMPUS NIGHT KRAWL
3:00 pm – 8:00 pm, VFW Post 2266, 1891 S Sante Fe Ave
Free. Inspired Women Business Alliance is sponsoring a FREE community event not for the weak of heart. Not your traditional Christmas event. Krampus Night Krawl is a dark tale on the merriment holiday. Merchants, themed photo booth, game booths,
Krampus costume contestants, street performers. [Event Page]

AMERICAN LEGION CHRISTMAS DINNER
4:00 pm, American Legion Post 53, 124 N Ramona St
$15 per person. American Legion #53 Auxiliary hosts Christmas dinner. Ham with all the trimmings, raffles and entertainment by The Golden Smoothies. Doors open 4 pm, dinner served 5 pm. Reservation required (951) 658-2436, (951) 929-8656. [flyer]

CULTURE SERIES: SAXOPHONE CHRISTMAS
5:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
$10 general admission, $12.50-$15 VIP seating, students free. The Diamond Valley Arts Council is proud to announce a very special Christmas Concert. Anna Ancheta opens the evening with The Inland Valley Youth Orchestra then Dan Boulton and his Saxophone Choir perform. The Inland Valley Youth Orchestra will open the evening. Adding to the very talented Strings, a small group of Saxes will join them for a lovely mix of strings and horns. The Saxophone Choir will then perform a beautiful repertoire of Christmas favorites in a way you never have heard. (951) 652-3822.

TRIBUTE MANIA: CASH, KILLER AND THE KING
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave$22 presale, $25 day of show. HHT hosts top tribute bands in this award-winning venue. Cash, The Killer and The King is a red-hot rock ‘n’ roll tribute  to the music of Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley! Johnny Cash is portrayed by Neil Morrow, Jacob Tolliver performs as Jerry Lee Lewis, and “The King” Elvis Presley is portrayed by Scot Bruce. This production features the hit music of these three legendary icons. The show covers the 1950’s Sun Records era, and beyond.  Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley were a major part of the historic jam session the took place on December 4th, 1956 known as “The Million Dollar Quartet!” (951) 658-5950. [website] [eventpage]

Sunday December 16, 2018

HEAVEN’S CHILD
10:30 am & 3:00 pm, First Presbyterian Church, 515 E Kimball Ave
Free. The Chancel Choir presents a Musical Gift to the Community. Heaven’s Child by Pepper Choplin. Invite your friends, family and neighbors. (951) 658-7153.

VALLEY VOCAL ENSEMBLE:  HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
3:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
$10 general admission. The Valley Vocal Ensemble presents “Home For The Holidays” directed by Randy Dawkins and accompanied by Virginia Pritchard. Performance at two locations on December 15th and 16th. [flyer]

Thursday December 20, 2018

HEALTHY EATING PLANS FOR WINTER
2:00 pm, Inter Valley Vitality Center, 214 E Stetson Ave
Free. A Cal Poly Pomona Nutrition Intern discusses foods that can help keep you and your family healthy all winter long. Space is limited. RSVP required. (800) 886-4471.

Saturday December 22, 2018

MUSIC AT THE CENTER: BARNABY FINCH
7:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
$20 general admission, $25-$30 VIP seating, $10 student. Barnaby will be paying musical tribute to a giant of film music, the wonderful composer and pianist, Mr. Dave Grusin.. (951) 652-3822.

Wednesday December 26, 2018

MUSIC AT THE CENTER:  THE YANCEY BOYS CHRISTMAS
8:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
Info TBA.

Monday December 31, 2018

DERBY’S NEW YEARS EVE PARTY
8:00 pm – 1:00 am, Derby’s Bar & Grill, 2860 W Florida Ave
$5 presale, $10 day of event.  DJ, food and drink specials. (951) 652-9968.

ROCKY HORROR NEW YEARS EVE
9:30 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave

$15 general admission. Spend your New Year’s Eve with the Historic Hemet Theatre and the zaniest movie experience ever. Come in costume and join the “shadow cast” with all the fun. Admission includes all the audience props needed for the ultimate “Rocky Horror” party. No outside props permitted. Costume contest. Rated R, under 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Warning: language in the film is vulgar…. and the audience “call backs” are worst. No one under 13 will be admitted. (951) 658-5950. [website] [eventpage]

Friday January 4, 2019

FRIDAY NITE LIVE!  GARTH BROOKS
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. HHT hosts top tribute bands in this award-winning venue. Dean Simmons is The Garth Guy. His tribute to Garth Brooks has earned him a place on AXS TV’s World’s Greatest Tribute Bands and the world famous “Legends in Concert.” He is not only able to mimic Garth’s music, but he is also able to emulate the walk, the talk, the laugh, and the magnetic connection with an audience.  (951) 658-5950. [website] [eventpage]

Saturday January 5, 2019

KIDS ART JAM
10:00 am – 11:30 am, Hemet Valley Art Gallery, 144 N Harvard St
$5 per student. Kids from age 6 to 12 will learn a variety of art techniques and occasionally, a craft project. All materials are provided. Call for more information (951) 306-5411.

Saturday January 12, 2019

GET YOUR COMICS ON
10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Hemet Public Library, 300 E Latham Ave
The Hemet Public Library will host it’s second annual comic convention….entrance is free with your library card . First 100 participants receive a free comic book. Enjoy costume contests, vendors, artists alley, children’s games, ..fun for the whole family. (951) 765-2440.

TRIBUTE MANIA: BRUNO MARS
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. HHT hosts top tribute bands in this award-winning venue. BRUNO and the HOOLIGANS features a high stepping male vocalist and band of exceptional musicians, who together provide an exciting mix of the Funk and R&B sound of Bruno Mars. No other tribute band can replicate this complex music with this level of accuracy! (951) 658-5950. [website] [eventpage]

Sunday January 13, 2019

CRISTINA MONTES MATEO
2:00 pm, Crossroads Baptist Church, 433 S San Jacinto St
$30 general admission, Age 22 & under free. A vivacious performer of classical pedal harp music, her program will feature music from France and Spain. She will be joined by a flutist for several numbers. A winner of last year’s Beverly Hills Auditions, she has been commended by Placido Domingo himself! Doors open 1:30 pm. Sponsored by the Hemet Community Concert Association. [website]

Friday January 25 thru Sunday February 3, 2019

INHERIT THE WIND
Fridays & 1st Saturday 7:30 pm, Sundays & 2nd Saturday 2:30 pm
Ramona Hillside Playhouse, 27402 Ramona Bowl Rd
$15 reserved seating, $10 opening night. First Saturday is a fundraiser for a local charity. Inherit the Wind is a fictional version of the 1925 Scopes Trial. Scopes was convicted for teaching evolution to a high school class. In Tennessee, state law prohibited teaching evolution. The play is meant to criticize the anti-Communist investigations that took place in the U.S. The authors used the Scope’s trial as a platform to explore threats to learning and intellectual freedom. One of the most outstanding dramas of our time. (951) 658-5300.[website]

Saturday January 26, 2019

TRIBUTE MANIA: VAN HALEN
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. HHT hosts top tribute bands in this award-winning venue. Known as “The World’s Most Authentic Tribute to Van Halen”, FAN HALEN sets the stage for a night with Dave, Eddie, Alex and Michael with a true-to-life tribute to not only the band but the spirit of an era! Featured on AXTV’s World Greatest Tribute Bands! (951) 658-5950. [website] [eventpage]

MUSIC AT THE CENTER: COLESLAW
7:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
$20 general admission, $15 members. ColeSlaw, the dynamic duo of well-known
Inland musicians – Matt Coleman and Chad Villarreal are not afraid to include
any genre or style of music, from inspirations as varied as reggae, funk,
singer-songwriters and blues just to name a few. They let the music fly.
Indeed, it’s a night of Unique Covers and Lively Originalsǃǃǃ (951) 652-3822.

Saturday February 2, 2019

KIDS ART JAM
10:00 am – 11:30 am, Hemet Valley Art Gallery, 144 N Harvard St
$5 per student. Kids from age 6 to 12 will learn a variety of art techniques and occasionally, a craft project. All materials are provided. Call for more information (951) 306-5411.

Friday Feb 8 thru Saturday Feb 9, 2019

VALLEY QUILTERS ANNUAL QUILT SHOW
10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Valley-Wide Sports Center, 901 W Esplanade Ave
$10 per person. The Valley Quilters will display over 100 homemade quilts. (admission is good for both days if you keep your band) (951) 966-8705 or visit www.ValleyQuilters.org.

Saturday February 9, 2019

TRIBUTE MANIA: MARVIN GAYE
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. HHT hosts top tribute bands in this award-winning venue. “Let’s Get It On” is the amazing Tribute to Marvin Gaye starring Grammy Award Winning Singer/Songwriter Jackie’s Boy. Don’t miss this incredible one-of-a-kind performance. (951) 658-5950. [website] [eventpage]

Friday Feb 15 thru Sun Feb 24, 2019

DEATH BY GOLF
Ramona Hillside Playhouse, 27402 Ramona Bowl Rd
Friday & 1st Saturday 7:30 pm, Sunday & 2nd Saturday 2:30 pm
$15 general admission. Comedy. When an escaped convict, an anxious bride, a scheming new husband, and a suspicious attorney all convene at Grandpa’s house–it doesn’t take long for Grandpa to realize he has to reschedule his golf game. This lively combination of uproarious comedy and terrifying murder mystery revolves around the uncanny resemblance between escaped convict Tony and recent bridegroom Prescott (both played by the same actor). First Saturday is a fundraiser for a local nonprofit. (951) 658-5300.

Friday February 15, 2019

FRIDAY NITE LIVE!  THE MUSIC OF THE PLATTERS & ARETHA FRANKLIN
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. HHT hosts top tribute bands in this award-winning venue. The Valley’s own Jerome Robinson brings his 2nd Generation Platters to the Historic Hemet Theatre for a special performance. Guest singer Helena V performs a tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. A very special evening of music for Valentine’s Day. (951) 658-5950. [website] [eventpage]

Sunday February 17, 2019

HEMET HAS TALENT
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$10-$20. Hemet Has Talent is a Talent Show Competition and Fundraiser raising funds for the Valle Vista Park Peacemakers. It is open to all in the Hemet / San Jacinto area who wishes to participate. Contestants will compete for prizes and be crowned “The Most Talented in the Valley.” [tickets]

Saturday February 23, 2019

TRIBUTE MANIA:  THE GLEN CAMPBELL STORY
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. HHT hosts top tribute bands in this award-winning venue. The Glen Campbell Story is a spectacular concert celebrating the life and the music of this legend. Among Campbell‘s top hits are “Gentle on My Mind,” “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Wichita Lineman,” “Dreams of the Everyday Housewife,” “Galveston,” “Rhinestone Cowboy,” and “Southern Nights.” (951) 658-5950. [website] [eventpage]

Sunday February 24, 2019

DUO TURGEION, 1 PIANO 4 HANDS
2:00 pm, Crossroads Baptist Church, 433 S San Jacinto St
$30 general admission, Age 22 & under free. This husband and wife duo from Canada performed for HCCA in 2012, which inspired many requests for a return visit. First-rate musicians and performers, they will present a varied program sure to please everyone. Doors open 1:30 pm. Sponsored by the Hemet Community Concert Association. [website]

Saturday March 9, 2019

TRIBUTE MANIA:  THE MUSIC OF JOHN DENVER
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. HHT hosts top tribute bands in this award-winning venue. Back by popular demand, Jim Curry returns to HHT with his incredible salute to the music of John Denver. With stunning vistas projected behind him, each song is a wonderful trip down memory lane. Get your tickets early – this one is sure to sell out! (951) 658-5950. [website] [eventpage]

Friday March 15 thru Sunday March 24, 2019

DEATH BY GOLF
Fridays & 1st Saturday 7:30 pm, Sundays & 2nd Saturday 2:30 pm
Ramona Hillside Playhouse, 27402 Ramona Bowl Rd
$15 reserved seating, $10 opening night. First Saturday is a fundraiser for Assistance League® of Hemacinto. When an escaped convict, an anxious bride, a scheming new husband, and a suspicious attorney all convene at Grandpa’s house–it doesn’t take long for Grandpa to realize he has to reschedule his golf game. This lively combination of uproarious comedy and terrifying murder mystery revolves around the uncanny resemblance between escaped convict Tony and recent bridegroom Prescott (both played by the same actor). Newlywed Ashley’s desperate attempt to figure out who is the real murderer is sometimes helped and sometimes hindered by her golf-fanatic grandfather and a mysterious visiting attorney named Muriel. As the suspense mounts and the violence intensifies, Ashley slips into increasing hysteria, Muriel discovers the murderer’s evil agenda, and Grandpa, drawing upon an unsuspected hidden reserve of inner strength, fine-tunes his stroke. (951) 658-5300.  [website] 
For ticket information for the Assistance League® of Hemacinto performance on Saturday March 16, contact Barbara Carrington at (951) 925-4799. 

Saturday March 23, 2019

TRIBUTE MANIA:  AC/DC
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. HHT hosts top tribute bands in this award-winning venue. Bonfire is a high energy tribute to the music of ACDC from the Bon Scott early years to some of the more current Brian Johnson eras. Featured on AXTV’s The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands, this show is too good to miss! (951) 658-5950.  [website] [eventpage]

Sunday March 24, 2019

CAMARADA
2:00 pm, Crossroads Baptist Church, 433 S San Jacinto St
$30 general admission, Age 22 & under free. This acclaimed chamber music ensemble featuring flute, violin, oboe, bassoon, an piano will present Meet the Americans: works by both classic and contemporary masters, including Chick Corea, Aaron Copland, Libby Larsen, George Gershwin, and Leonard Bernstein. Doors open 1:30 pm. Sponsored by the Hemet Community Concert Association. [website]

Sunday March 24, 2019

DIDEROT STRING QUARTET
2:00 pm, Crossroads Baptist Church, 433 S San Jacinto St
$30 general admission, Age 22 & under free. Based in Oberlin, Ohio’s prestigious music school, this award-winning  young quartet brings a fresh approach to both familiar and lesser-known music of the 17th and 18th centuries, superbly and vibrantly played on period instruments.  Doors open 1:30 pm. Sponsored by the Hemet Community Concert Association. [website]

Saturday April 6, 2019

TRIBUTE MANIA:  FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. HHT hosts top tribute bands in this award-winning venue. The music of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons comes to life in this re-creation of a Frankie Valli concert experience. DECEMBER ’63 showcases all your favorite songs from Frankie Valli including the classics that have thrilled audiences for decades and the most popular singles from the musical, The Jersey Boys. (951) 658-5950.  [website] [eventpage]

Saturday April 27, 2019

TRIBUTE MANIA:  THE DOORS
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. HHT hosts top tribute bands in this award-winning venue. By combining vintage instruments with the latest technology, Strange Days offers both an authentic on-stage look and an unmistakable studio album sound. The result is a show that has thrilled audiences around the world. Strange Days captures the magic…the mystery….and the madness of The Doors. (951) 658-5950.  [website] [eventpage]

Friday May 10 thru Sunday May 27, 2019

BLACK-EYED SUSAN
Fridays & 1st Saturday 7:30 pm, Sundays & 2nd Saturday 2:30 pm
Ramona Hillside Playhouse, 27402 Ramona Bowl Rd
$15 reserved seating, $10 opening night. First Saturday is a fundraiser for Hemet Woman’s Club. Black-Eyed Susan, or All in the Downs is a comic play in three acts by the father of nautical melodrama, Douglas Jerrold. The drama revolves around William, a sailor who returns to England after fighting in the Napoleonic Wars for three years. He finds that his wife, Susan, has fallen on hard times and is being harassed by her cruel landlord and uncle, Doggrass. She is also being pursued by the smuggler Hatchett, who devises a plan to falsely inform Susan that William is dead so that he can make advances upon her himself. Music will be interwoven within the production for this sure to be a crowd pleaser. (951) 658-5300. [website]
For ticket information for the Hemet Woman’s Club performance on Saturday May 18, contact Maria Miller at (951) 315-5524.