Community Calendar


Friday Nov 3 thru Saturday Nov 4, 2017

HEMET WEST CRAFT FAIR
8:00 am – 2:00 pm, Hemet West Mobile Estates, 5001 W Florida Ave
Free admission. Make this Holiday Special with that unique item they are looking for. All handmade items, crocheted and knitted hats, gloves, scarfs, jewelry, jellies and jams, candies and fudge, wreaths and home decor.

Saturday November 4, 2017

HEMET WOMAN’S CLUB HOLIDAY BAZZAAR
8:00 am – 2:00 pm, Colonial Country Club, 601 N Kirby Ave
Free admission. Annual holiday shopping spree. Over 50 vendors with great holiday gifts and huge savings. Raffle for wide selection of donated gift baskets. Proceeds benefit community programs of the Hemet Women’s Club. (951) 766-5307. [flyer]

DEL WEBB HOLIDAY BAZAAR
9:00 am – 2:00 pm, Solera Diamond Valley Del Webb, 1645 Paseo  Diamante
Free admission. Crafters will dazzle you with beautiful handmade items: photography, paintings, paper crafts, quilts, embroidered items, unique holiday decorations, jewelry, and much more. Come early for the best selection at fantastic prices.

AMERICAN LEGION CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT
9:00 am, Golden Era Golf Club, 19871 Gilman Springs Rd
$40 per person. Registration includes green fees, cart, goodie bag & awards lunch. Team and individual prizes as well as raffle prizes. All proceeds benefit Boy Scout Troop 6006. Sponsored by American Legion Post #53. (951) 537-9224.

KIDS ART JAM
10:00 am, Hemet Valley Art  Assn Gallery, 144 N Harvard St
$5 per child. Join HVAA art instructors for fun art activities for ages 5 – 12. All materials provided. Children will paint, draw, and do a variety of crafts in these classes – something different every time. (parents must stay with 5 year-olds). (951) 652-4592.

SCIENCE SATURDAY: THE SCIENCE OF BEING A WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST
10:30 am – 1:00 pm, Western Science Center, 2345 Searl Pkwy
Free. Kick off the school year with a new series of Science Saturdays! This year explore different careers and jobs in the scientific world with this year’s theme: The Science Of Being A ___! Join us in November to learn about The Science of Being a Wildlife Biologist! Science Saturdays are free family events held outside on the piazza of the Western Science Center from 10:30am – 1pm. Join us for fun hands on activities for kids of all ages! Activities for Science Saturdays are free – there is an additional fee to enter the museum. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. (951) 791-0033.

MUSIC AT THE CENTER: COLESLAW
7:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
$20 general admission, $15 members, $10 student presale, $15 student at the door. ColeSlaw is a dynamic duo of well-known Inland musicians – Matt Coleman and Chad Villarreal. The two 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. Admission includes 2 glasses of wine/beverages. Monthly first Saturday event. For information on this month’s performance, visit www.thedvac.org or call (951) 652-3822.

25th ANNUAL AUTUMN ELEGANCE
7:00 pm – 10:30 pm, Country Club at Soboba, 2010 Soboba Rd
$50 per person. Annual fund raising event to benefit the Friends of Valley-Wide and Community Charities. Festivities include wine and food pairings, music and dancing, and casino table games.   Must be over 21 to attend. Semi-formal attire. (951) 665-8261. [website]

PLUMB
7:00 pm, San Jacinto Assembly of God, 300 W 1st St, San Jacinto
$20 general admission, discount and VIP ticket options available. Concert with Young Oceans, Sarah Reeves. Throughout her decade-plus career as both a songwriter, recording artist and author, Plumb has found success in a myriad of genres, selling over half a million albums and 3 million singles worldwide. Her new album Exhale is her most honest worship album to date. Exhale boldly reflects Plumbs journey, returning to Christian music as her principle ministry and purpose. [listing]

Sunday November 5, 2017

LEARN TO PAINT PARTY
12:30 pm, Pizza Factory, 30676 Benton Rd, Winchester
$50 donation. Proceeds help provide baby showers for Camp Pendleton Moms. All art supplies and aprons provided for 2-3 hour painting class. Includes a glass of wine or beer and 2 slices of pizza. (858) 774-5855. [listing]

MSJC EAGLES ORCHESTRA
3:00 pm, MSJC San Jacinto Campus Theatre

$6 general admission, $5 senior/vet, $4 student. The MSJC Eagles Orchestra will feature Dvorak Symphony No. 8 in G major, with guest conductor, Dr Angela Brand. Free parking. Box Office (951) 487-3790.

Wednesday Nov 8 thru Thursday Nov 9, 2017

MSJC VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, MSJC Campus, 1499 N State St
Come on out to our Veterans Day Celebration Event.  If your organization wishes to participate by hosting a table, please contact Martina Moncada at mmoncada@msjc.edu or 951-487-3233 or 951-639-5231.

Wednesday November 8, 2017

HEMET WOMAN’S CLUB DINING TO DONATE 
8:00 am – 9:00 pm, Polly’s Pies, 2204 W Florida Ave
Price varies. Polly’s will donate 20% of your check to the Hemet Woman’s Club to support the Ramona Humane Society project. Present a copy of the flyer to server when ordering. [flyer]

Saturday November 11, 2017

FREE GOLF FOR VETERANS
7:00 am & 12:00 pm, Golden Era Golf Course, 19871 Gilman Springs Rd
Free to veterans. Golden Era Golf Course hosts free golf to veterans. Two scheduled times: First Start – Check-in time 7:00 a.m. / Shotgun start 7:30 a.m. Check-in time 12:00 p.m. / Shotgun start 1:00 p.m. For tee times and golf registration, call Linda Kersey (951) 530-9488. Continental breakfast, lunch and ceremony included. [flyer]

CITY OF HEMET VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION
9:00 am – 1:30 pm, Gibbel Park (corner of Florida Ave & Kirby St)
Free admission. Celebration to honor veterans of all branches of service. Ceremony, speakers, music, vendors & more.

VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION
11:00 am , Golden Era Golf Course, 19871 Gilman Springs Rd
Free. 10th Annual Veteran’s Day ceremony starts with bagpipes marching across the golf course toward the clubhouse followed by the Hemet Mounted Posse Color Guard…and it gets better from there with Riderless Horse, Taps and National Anthem and more.  Veterans, friends and family invited for ceremony with complimentary lunch to follow.  Veteran’s Day Golf and ceremony is to honor our veterans for their service to our country. [flyer]

MASTER GARDENER SERIES: OLD ROSES
11:00 am, Inter Valley Vitality Center, 214 E Stetson Ave

Free. What do you do when your roses age? Learn how to revitalized them and have a beautiful garden again! RSVP required (800) 886-4471.

TRIBUTE TO THE DOORS
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. Strange Days captures the magic… the mystery… and the madness of The Doors. Strange Days is vocalist Jason Tosta, guitarist Robert Carsten, keyboardist Michael Jacobson and drummer Derek Smith. (951) 658-5950. [FBEventPage]

DVAC MUSIC NIGHT: MUSICAL CHAIN GANG
7:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
$20 general admission, $15 members, $5 student presale, $10 student at the oor. Join this lovable band of convicts in the prison yard for a sing-along including songs by Jim Croce, Gordon Lightfoot, Woody Guthrie, The Kingston Trio, Peter, Paul and Mary, and more! Admission includes 2 glasses of wine/beverages. Monthly third Saturday jazz event. For information on this month’s performance, visit www.thedvac.org or call (951) 652-3822.

Saturday November 18, 2017

ANNUAL TURKEY TROT FAMILY FUN RUN
9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Diamond Valley Lake Soccer Fields, 1801 Angler Ave
Fees vary. Annual family 5k run/walk. See link for details. (951) 926-5917. [listing]

ROBOTICS WORKSHOP
9:30 am – 11:30 pm, Sylvan Learning Center, 1505 W Florida Ave, Suite A
$49/session. Grades 1-6. A hands-on introduction to robotics! Kids build cool models out of LEGOs and animate them with award-winning WeDo software – while learning basic programing skills. Third Saturday of each month.  (951) 765-1171. [website]

ACRYLIC PAINT PARTY
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Hemet Valley Art Assn Gallery, 144 N Harvard St
$25 per person. Age 12 and up. Learn painting techniques while creating your own painting in this guided-art class. No experience necessary. All materials provided. For information an to sign up call Laura Ryan at (951) 347-5940 or Tracy Anderson (619)890-8136.

SALVATION ARMY RED KETTLE KICKOFF
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, Salvation Army, 340 S Palm Ave
$25 per person. Annual fund raising dinner, kicking off the Salvation Army’s holiday fund raising season. Event includes Dinner and Dessert, Entertainment, Live Music, Silent Auction and Santa Claus. (951) 791-9495.

COUNTRY CROSSROADS VARIETY SHOW
6:00 pm, Seven Hills Members Club, 3050 Jacaranda Way
$10 general admission. “4 The Good Times” presents a musical review featuring country/western songs performed by Gary Bieber, Linda Cooper, Juanita Gentry-German, Sandy Kunz, Rick Messina and Diane Richard. $6 dinner includes pulled pork sandwich, chips, bean, coleslaw & dessert. Drinks available for purchase. Doors open 4:30 pm, dinner 5:00. Seating is limited. (951) 658-2234. [flyer]

WINE, ART AND MUSIC: KELLY CORBIN TRIO
7:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
$25 general admission, $20 members, $10 student presale, $15 student at the door. Admission includes 2 glasses of wine/beverages. As a performer, Dr. Corbin has performed all over the United States with The Temptations, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Larry Koonse, and Marshall Hawkins. Joining Dr. Corbin is Dr. Jeremy Brown and bassist Blayke White. They will be playing originals and standards. Monthly third Saturday jazz event. For information on this month’s performance, visit www.thedvac.org or call (951) 652-3822.

Sunday November 19, 2017

INTERFAITH THANKSGIVING SERVICE
4:30 pm, Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 26340 Soboba St
Free. “Celebrating an Abundance of Peace and Unity” is the theme of the Hemet/San Jacinto Interfaith Council’s annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service. Festivities include a performance by the Interfaith Choir, refreshments & fellowship as well as displays by several faith communities.

Wednesday November 22, 2017

MASTER GARDENER SERIES: GARDEN USES FOR PLASTIC BOTTLES
10:00 am, Inter Valley Vitality Center, 214 E Stetson Ave

Free. Save money and learn how to use plastic bottles in your garden plus other uses for household items! RSVP required (800) 886-4471.

Thursday November 30, 2017

MSJC COLLEGE SINGERS AND CHAMBER CHOIR
7:00 pm, MSJC San Jacinto Campus Theatre
Free general admission. Under the direction of Emily Collins, the MSJC College Singers will present choral favorites of the season. Free parking. Box Office (951) 487-3790.

Friday Dec 1 thru Sunday Dec 10, 2017

THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER: THE MUSICAL
Fri & Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2:30 pm, Ramona Hillside Playhouse

$15 reserved seating. $10 opening night. First Saturday is benefit for a local nonprofit. Storyline: The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world–so when they crash Sunday school and demand parts in the Christmas pageant, the whole town panics. There’s not supposed to be fighting or cigar-smoking in Bethlehem, and while these kids have never even heard the Christmas story, they definitely have rewrites! Silent night? Not a chance. But sometimes a little joyful noise is just right for Christmas. (951) 658-5300.

Friday Dec 1 thru Sunday Dec 3, 2017

MSJC DANCE TOURING ENSEMBLE FALL CONCERT
Fri & Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2:30 pm, MSJC San Jacinto Campus Theatre

$10 general admission, $8 senior/student, $5 vets. This year’s fall dance concert will feature the students of SJC’s Dance Touring Ensemble (DTE).  Under the direction of Julie Freeman, talented dance students come together in an evening-length dance concert that explores intimacy and the desire for connection within the challenges of our increasingly screen-dependent society.  This engaging dance event will tour at local public schools and community centers and will conclude with three performances in the SJ Campus Theater.  Former SJC dance students will round out the concert, performing original choreographies that demonstrate their continued artistry and work in the field.  Please join us for the culmination of this semester long process and support the creative efforts of SJC dance students and alumni! Free parking. Box Office (951) 487-3790.

Friday December 1, 2017

MAKE IT BOW-TASTIC
10:00 am, Inter Valley Vitality Center, 214 E Stetson Ave

Free. Bring a friend and make beautiful bows for your holiday gifts and have fun learning a new craft! All supplies are included. RSVP required (800) 886-4471.

LADY SEGAL’S CHILDREN’S HOLIDAY ETIQUETTE CLASS
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm, Destination Coffee Bar & Bistro, 100 W Florida Ave
$20 per person. Get your child ready for holiday parties and family meals. Ages 6-12. Call for reservations (951) 652-0040. [flyer]

HEMET SUNRISE ROTARY HOLIDAY FILM FESTIVAL
An annual tradition featuring a mouth-watering buffet followed by a classic holiday film.
Watch for details…

Saturday December 2, 2017

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA & HOLIDAY BAZAAR
8:00 am – 1:00 pm, Megan Cope Elementary, 2550 Via La Sierra Ln
For details, email Darla Bailey – darlabailey8@gmail.com

CITY OF HEMET CHRISTMAS PARADE & CELEBRATION
10:00 am, W Florida Ave & Palm Ave, west to Gibbel Park (Florida & Kirby)
Free. Nothing says “hometown” like a parade — and Hemet’s Christmas parade is as hometown as it gets. Join the fun as over 100 organizations show their holiday spirit. The theme of this year’s event is “The Gift of Volunteering.” Parade ends at Gibbel Park with a Christmas festival including music, entertainment, vendors, games, awards and more. (951) 660-4910.

KIDS ART JAM
10:00 am, Hemet Valley Art  Assn Gallery, 144 N Harvard St
$5 per child. Join HVAA art instructors for fun art activities for ages 5 – 12. All materials provided. Children will paint, draw, and do a variety of crafts in these classes – something different every time. (parents must stay with 5 year-olds). (951) 652-4592.

VINTAGE VEGAS FUNDRAISER: TRIBUTE TO THE RAT PACK
6:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$75 per person. First annual fundraiser for the Historic Hemet Theatre Foundation. Doors open at 5:30 pm pm with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and desserts. Show time is 7 pm with a tribute to Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. by “The Pack” from Las Vegas. Come dressed in “Vintage Vegas” and join in the fun. Door prizes, raffles, games and more. (951) 658-5950.

MUSIC AT THE CENTER: 11tY
7:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
$20 general admission, $15 Members. Student tickets are $5 for Online Pre-Sale and $10 at the door.  Doors open at 6:30pm with the concert starting at 7:00pm. 11tY is a four piece, funky alternative rock band, consisting of Sax, Guitar, Bass, Drums and Vocals. In addition to their original material they play a wide range of fun and groovy covers in new and unique ways, from Echo and the Bunnymen to Stevie Wonder and even Fergie. They delight in getting people dancing and are known to keep a party moving.

Monday December 4, 2018

MSJC AUDITIONS FOR KISS ME KATE – MUSICAL
6:00 pm, MSJC Campus Theatre
Free. MSJC Performing Arts Department announces auditions for the spring production of “Kiss Me Kate – Musiscal.” Callbacks on Thursday December 7. Email packerman@msjc.com for more information.

Tuesday December 5, 2017

OLD FASHIONED HOLIDAY
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Western Science Center, 2345 Searl Pkwy
Free admission. Annual holiday festival with entertainment, hot cocoa, crafts and food vendors — and of course a visit from Santa. Free entry to museum. (951) 791-0033

Friday December 8

MOTOR CITY MOTOWN
6:30 pm, Destination Coffee Bar & Bistro, 100 W Florida Ave
$20 per person. Join owner Gio and Friends for a entertaining evening of music from the Golden Age of Motown, including hits by Diana Ross, Gladys Knight, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder and more. Food and drink menu available (extra charge). (951) 652-0040. [flyer]

Saturday December 9, 2017

BENEFIT FESTIVAL / CAR & BIKE SHOW
9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Gibble Park, 2500 W Florida Ave
Free admission, $25 car entry, $20 motorcycle entry. Celebration of Life for Nicholas Males who was murdered in Hemet on Fathers Day 2016. Activities include softball tournament ($240 per team), horseshoe tournament ($20 per person), entertainment, guest speakers, vendors, food & more. 7am ride from Nicholas’ grave site at Riverside National Cemetery. All proceeds benefit the children of Nicholas Males. (562) 665-1631. [flyer]  [crowdfund]

MASTER GARDENER SERIES: COLD WEATHER CARE FOR SUCCULENTS
1:00 pm, Inter Valley Vitality Center, 214 E Stetson Ave

Free. Succulents can die off in our winter weather. Learn how to keep them healthy and well for years to come! RSVP required (800) 886-4471.

DESTINATION HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER
Destination Coffee House and Bistro, 100 W Florida Ave
watch for details

CHRISTMAS SING-A-LONG WITH THE HEMET HARMONIZERS
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$15 adult, $5 child (12 & under). Join the Hemet Harmonizer Barbershop Choir for a wonderful evening of Christmas favorites. Joining the event will be the Temecula Wine Valley Harmonizers, 4 Cryin Out Loud Barbershop Quartet and choirs from local high schools. Plus, a visit from Santa!!! Don’t miss this wonderful holiday event. (951) 658-5950.

Sunday December 10, 2017

32nd ANNUAL TINSEL TRIATHLON
9:00 am, West Valley High School, 3401 Mustang Way
$25-$95 per person. The largest reverse triathlon in the nation. A fabulous & fun end to the serious triathlon season.  Run/Bike/Swim. Registration begins 7:00 am. [flyer] [website]

MSJC CONCERT BAND
2:00 pm, MSJC San Jacinto Campus Theatre

$6 general admission, $5 senior/vet, $4 student. The MSJC Concert Band will perform a concert of holiday music that celebrates the festive season. Free parking. Box Office (951) 487-3790.

Saturday December 16, 2017

ROBOTICS WORKSHOP
9:30 am – 11:30 pm, Sylvan Learning Center, 1505 W Florida Ave, Suite A
$49/session. Grades 1-6. A hands-on introduction to robotics! Kids build cool models out of LEGOs and animate them with award-winning WeDo software – while learning basic programing skills. Third Saturday of each month.  (951) 765-1171. [website]

ACRYLIC PAINT PARTY
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Hemet Valley Art Assn Gallery, 144 N Harvard St
$25 per person. Age 12 and up. Learn painting techniques while creating your own painting in this guided-art class. No experience necessary. All materials provided. For information an to sign up call Laura Ryan at (951) 347-5940 or Tracy Anderson (619)890-8136.

DESTINATION SANTA WORKSHOP
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Destination Coffee House & Bistro, 100 W Florida Ave
$8 per child. Workshops every half hour. Call to reserve your block. Pictures with Santa, Christmas Caroling, ornament and cookie decorating, & much more. (951) 652-0040. [flyer]

ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave

$22 presale, $25 day of show. JIM CURRY returns to the theatre with his signature look and sound of the legendary John Denver. This time Jim brings a Christmas show that is truly one of a kind. Don’t miss this heart warming holiday show. (951) 658-5950. [FBEventPage]

WINE, ART AND JAZZ
7:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
$25 general admission, $20 members, $10 student presale, $15 student at the door. Admission includes 2 glasses of wine/beverages. Monthly third Saturday jazz event. For information on this month’s performance, visit www.thedvac.org or call (951) 652-3822.

Sunday December 17, 2017

MSJC GOLDEN EAGLES JAZZ ENSEMBLE
2:00 pm, MSJC San Jacinto Campus Theatre

$6 general admission, $5 senior/vet, $4 student. Under the direction of Stephen Vaughan will present their holiday concert with songs for the season. Free parking. Box Office (951) 487-3790.

Sunday December 31, 2017

NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION
7:00 pm – 1:00 am, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
$55 per person. Ring in the new year with Destination Coffee Bar & Bistro. Food, drink & entertainment. Reserve your space (951) 652-0040. [flyer]

ROCKY HORROR NEW YEARS EVE
9:30 pm – 1:00 am, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$15 general admission includes bag of props and midnight toast. Come join the HHT shadow cast for the zaniest New Year’s in town. Beer/wine available. Rated R: under 17 not admitted without parent or adult guardian. (951) 658-5950.

Saturday January 20, 2018

ROBOTICS WORKSHOP
9:30 am – 11:30 pm, Sylvan Learning Center, 1505 W Florida Ave, Suite A
$49/session. Grades 1-6. A hands-on introduction to robotics! Kids build cool models out of LEGOs and animate them with award-winning WeDo software – while learning basic programing skills. Third Saturday of each month.  (951) 765-1171. [website]

ACRYLIC PAINT PARTY
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Hemet Valley Art Assn Gallery, 144 N Harvard St
$25 per person. Age 12 and up. Learn painting techniques while creating your own painting in this guided-art class. No experience necessary. All materials provided. For information an to sign up call Laura Ryan at (951) 347-5940 or Tracy Anderson (619)890-8136.

Sunday January 21, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO-MUNICH TRIO
2:00 pm, Crossroads Baptist Church, 433 S San Jacinto St, Hemet

$30 per person. Ages 22 and under FREE. Rebecca Rust, violoncello, and Friedrich Edelmann, bassoon, have played together in duos, trios and larger chamber music groups for over 30 years. From their home base in Germany, this husband-and-wife team performs all over the world.  With a pianist to form the trio, their unusual combination of instruments performs a surprising and appealing variety of music. (951) 658-7319.

Sunday February 11, 2018

FREDERICK MOYER, PIANIST
2:00 pm, Crossroads Baptist Church, 433 S San Jacinto St, Hemet

$30 per person. Ages 22 and under FREE. For over thirty years, Frederick Moyer has appeared in classical repertoire with major orchestras of the United States, Europe, Asia, South America, Africa and Australia.  With the Fred Moyer Jazz Trio, he brings the great American music of jazz pianists like Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans and Erroll Garner onto classical music stages.   Moyer performed for HCCA in 2015, and returns by popular demand. (951) 658-7319.

Saturday February 17, 2018

ROBOTICS WORKSHOP
9:30 am – 11:30 pm, Sylvan Learning Center, 1505 W Florida Ave, Suite A
$49/session. Grades 1-6. A hands-on introduction to robotics! Kids build cool models out of LEGOs and animate them with award-winning WeDo software – while learning basic programing skills. Third Saturday of each month.  (951) 765-1171. [website]

ACRYLIC PAINT PARTY
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Hemet Valley Art Assn Gallery, 144 N Harvard St
$25 per person. Age 12 and up. Learn painting techniques while creating your own painting in this guided-art class. No experience necessary. All materials provided. For information an to sign up call Laura Ryan at (951) 347-5940 or Tracy Anderson (619)890-8136.

Saturday February 24, 2018

THE HEMET HARMONIZERS: “THE TECH REHEARSAL”
2:00 pm, MSJC San Jacinto Campus Theatre

$10 general admission, $8 senior/student.  The Hemet Harmonizer Barbershop Chorus presents “The Tech Rehearsal” …. “Break a leg!…Opps!” Featuring a special guest appearance by the Temecula Wine Valley Harmonizer Chorus. Free parking. Box Office (951) 487-3790.

Friday Jan 26 thru Sunday Feb 4, 2018

MY OLD LADY
Fri & Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2:30 pm, Ramona Hillside Playhouse

$15 reserved seating. $10 opening night. First Saturday is benefit for a local nonprofit. Storyline: When a down on his luck middle aged man inherits an apartment in Paris, he plans to solve his financial woes by selling it. He arrives to discover the elderly woman living there has lifetime habitation rights and she is not about to give them up. She invites him to stay and a spiral of friendship, romance with the old lady’s daughter, and some revelations about his father affect all in this poignant play.(951) 658-5300.

Sunday March 11, 2018

MSJC ORCHESTRA
3:00 pm, MSJC San Jacinto Campus Theatre

$6 general admission, $5 senior/vet, $4 student. Spring Concert. Free parking. Box Office (951) 487-3790.

Friday Mar 16 thru Sunday Mar 25, 2018

THE AMOROUS AMBASSADOR
Fri & Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2:30 pm, Ramona Hillside Playhouse

$15 reserved seating. $10 opening night. First Saturday is benefit for a local nonprofit. Storyline: “Hormone” Harry Douglas , the American Ambassador to Great Britain, tells his wife he is leaving for a weekend golf outing. His wife tells him that she too will be gone for the weekend. However, both husband and wife return home with a lover, thinking they will have the place to themselves. But then a bomb threat seals the embassy, trapping everyone inside. (951) 658-5300.

Saturday March 17, 2018

ROBOTICS WORKSHOP
9:30 am – 11:30 pm, Sylvan Learning Center, 1505 W Florida Ave, Suite A
$49/session. Grades 1-6. A hands-on introduction to robotics! Kids build cool models out of LEGOs and animate them with award-winning WeDo software – while learning basic programing skills. Third Saturday of each month.  (951) 765-1171. [website]

ACRYLIC PAINT PARTY
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Hemet Valley Art Assn Gallery, 144 N Harvard St
$25 per person. Age 12 and up. Learn painting techniques while creating your own painting in this guided-art class. No experience necessary. All materials provided. For information an to sign up call Laura Ryan at (951) 347-5940 or Tracy Anderson (619)890-8136.

Sunday March 18, 2018

TELEGRAPH STRING QUARTET
2:00 pm, Crossroads Baptist Church, 433 S San Jacinto St, Hemet

$30 per person. Ages 22 and under FREE. This exciting young quartet recently won the 2016 Naumburg Chamber Music Competition, a prestigious prize that carries with it a performance at Carnegie Hall/Weill Recital Hall and a commissioned work by esteemed American composer Robert Sirota.  Based in the San Francisco Bay area, the quartet was formed in 2013 with a passionate commitment to education and audience engagement. (951) 658-7319.

Friday Apr 13 thru Sunday Apr 21, 2018

KISS ME KATE – MUSICAL
Fri & Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2:30 pm, MSJC San Jacinto Campus Theater
$12 general admission, $10 senior, $8 student/vet. Passions run high as leading lady Lilli Vanessi and her ex-husband, actor/director Fred Graham, battle on-stage and off in a production of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. With romance, comedy, sophistication and behind-the-scene hijinks, “Kiss Me Kate” combines the irreverent humor of two brilliant writers – Cole Porter and William Shakespeare. (951)487-3790.

Sunday April 22, 2018

UCR CHAMBER SINGERS
2:00 pm, Crossroads Baptist Church, 433 S San Jacinto St, Hemet

$30 per person. Ages 22 and under FREE. Conducted by Dr. Ruth Charloff, this mixed chorus of about 30 members, performs mainly a cappella music spanning six centuries.  Recent eclectic and lively programs have featured composers Fauré, Rachmaninoff, Pärt, Vaughan Williams, Whitacre, Ginastera, Copland, Brahms, Hildegard of Bingen, and many others, as well as madrigals, shape notes songs, carols and spirituals.  (951) 658-7319.

Thursday May 3 thru Sunday May 6, 2018

MSJC FACULTY DANCE CONCERT
Fri & Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2:30 pm, MSJC San Jacinto Campus Theatre

$10 general admission, $8 senior/student, $5 vets. The SJC Faculty dance concert will highlight the talents of SJC dance students as they perform original choreographies created by the dance faculty. The choreographic works will range from hip hop to modern dance and will explore traditional, contemporary and experimental expressions of these genres. This evening of dance is sure to inspire and will include a surprise guest artist. Free parking. Box Office (951) 487-3790.

Thursday May 10, 2018

MSJC COLLEGE SINGERS AND CHAMBER CHOIR
7:00 pm, MSJC San Jacinto Campus Theatre

Free. Under the direction of Emily Collins, the College Singers will present their Spring Concert with music for the season. Free parking. Box Office (951) 487-3790.

Friday May 11 thru Sunday May 20, 2018

DRINKING HABITS
Fri & Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2:30 pm, Ramona Hillside Playhouse

$15 reserved seating. $10 opening night. First Saturday is benefit for a local nonprofit. Storyline: Accusations, mistaken identities, and romances run wild in this traditional, laugh-out-loud farce. Two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing have been secretly making wine to keep the convent’s doors open, but Paul and Sally, reporters and former fiancées, are hot on their trail. They go undercover as a nun and priest, but their presence, combined with the addition of a new nun, spurs paranoia throughout the convent that spies have been sent from Rome to shut them down. Wine and secrets are inevitably spilled as everyone tries to preserve the convent and reconnect with lost loves. (951) 658-5300.

Saturday May 19, 2018

MSJC CONCERT BAND
7:00 pm, MSJC San Jacinto Campus Theatre

$6 general admission, $5 senior/vet, $4 student. The band will feature a memorable style of your favorite music for their Spring Concert. Free parking. Box Office (951) 487-3790.

Sunday May 20, 2018

MSJC GOLDEN EAGLES JAZZ ENSEMBLE
2:00 pm, MSJC San Jacinto Campus Theatre

$6 general admission, $5 senior/vet, $4 student. The jazz band will present their end of the season concert with your favorite standards in jazz music. Free parking. Box Office (951) 487-3790.