Arts, Dining & Entertainment

  • JDS Creative Academy Presents Digifest May 5-7

    Though Cannes, Sundance, and other film festivals remain popular, the past few years have given a rise to the film festival’s cutting-edge “offspring”—the digifest. Digifest 2017 presents “All Things Digital,” which encompasses not just films, but video, logos, real-estate renderings, music, video games, photography, art—basically, if you can create it or enhance it digitally, it […]

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  • 13th Annual ‘Evening Under the Oaks’ Gala and Silent Auction

    “Evening Under the Oaks” is a relaxing and enjoyable night out featuring delectable food and beverages from a variety of the area’s best restaurants and winery sponsors. Guests are invited to mingle as they place bids in the Silent Auction including an extensive array of enticing items, generously donated by local sponsors. Also, back by […]

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  • Rancho Damacitas Hosting Intimate Evening Through the Vines

    Wine, Dine & Laugh Your Way through an Unforgettable Night Rancho Damacitas Children & Family Services will hold its 2nd Annual Intimate Evening in the Vines on Thursday, April 27, 2017. The event will be hosted by Rob & Trish Shea, teachers and community advocates for foster youth. “We love that Rancho Damacitas provides such […]

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  • The Bridge on Third Opens in Temecula

    ‘The Bridge on Third, the newest food venue in Temecula is definitely a hit among visitors and Temecula Valley locals.  It offers the best version of traditional English food with a modern flare.  All food and sauces coming out of the kitchen is flavorful and made from scratch.  Fresh fish brought in daily; the handmade […]

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  • Michelle’s Place ‘Pink & Black Spring Fling’ at Galway Downs May 19th

    This is the first year Michelle’s Place has hosted an event at Galway Downs with Wedgewood Wedding and Banquet Center, a management company that manages the events at the beautiful equestrian center. This collaboration promises to deliver a spectacular event! This year, guests will enjoy a champagne reception, cash bar and silent auction outside the […]

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  • Leaving a Legacy at Thornton Winery

    “We’ve had a good run,” he told me, when I asked him about the awards Thornton wines have been accumulating. The wines he has been crafting have picked up several gold and silver medals over the past few years. “Bronze doesn’t count,” he said. “It’s like a tie.” Two years ago Thornton’s Barbera picked up […]

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  • Friday Night Live at Thornton Winery

    We will be rockin’ the house with some live music, dancing, great wine and food from our specialty created menu.  6:00pm to 9:00pm Friday, April 7th – Featuring:  “LIFETIME ROCKER” Food & Wine available for purchase. Cost: FREE – Reservations:  Call (951) 699-0099 or online to “Open Table”   Friday, April 14th – Featuring “MISSY […]

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  • Thornton Winery’s 29th Annual Champagne Jazz Concert Series

    As of press time, this year’s lineup had not yet been announced, but concert series manager Tonya Wake says this year is certain to be another stellar one. Thornton Winery president Steve Thornton and his dad John are gratified when they look back and see what this iconic concert series has evolved into. “Looking back, […]

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  • Ken Rice to Receive a Great Honor for Musical Achievement

    “Music has always been my life” Ken Said & he is also a nightly & well received entertainer. “I don’t know any Saxophone players can sing great too, and play everything from Sinatra to Emenim” said one his many faithful followers. He provides everything musical from his Single to a 6 piece band, and there […]

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  • Campsites on Sale March 7th

    Each year campsites at Lake Skinner during the Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival sell out in less than an hour. Campers have the best seats in the house for the early morning hot air balloon launches as they awake to skies filled with colorful balloons. This year’s event is June 2-4,  and reservations for […]

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  • Balloon & Wine Festival Wins CalFest Awards

    The Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival gained two more first place Celebration Awards for the 2016 event at the California/Nevada Festivals and Events Association (CalFest) Convention January 20, 2017.   The first place awards were for “Best Digital Marketing Campaign” and “Best Press Kit.” Celebration Awards are given each year to events for outstanding […]

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  • A Love Story for the Ages

    Rosie had just graduated from Iowa State and was setting up an Easter Seals cerebral palsy center for children in Boise, Idaho. Gerry had graduated from the University of Minnesota and was commissioned as a lieutenant in the Air Force ROTC and was stationed in Mountain Home, Idaho. On a train ride home to Iowa […]

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  • John Quint Wins International Songwriting Competition

    “I’m humbled by it.” Temecula singer/songwriter John Quint wasn’t even sure he wanted to enter the ‘Your Music Out Loud’ songwriting contest. “I never really cared for competition between artists. It’s purely subjective.” After some gentle arm-twisting from Los Angeles music promoter Toni Koch and Kat Ellis, co-host of the Temecula based radio show Chords […]

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  • Temecula Holiday Happenings

    Promenade Temecula: Santa Arrives and Lighting of Christmas Tree November 19, 6 p.m. Pre-Show – 7 p.m. Santa Arrives Temecula Chilled Holiday Shopping Day December 8, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Photos with Santa Daily through December 24 Magic Snow November 26, 7 p.m. & 8 p.m. December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 […]

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  • Sing Holiday Favorites with the Southwest Women’s Chorus

    Bring the family out or round up your neighbors and join us for a fun-filled afternoon singing some of your holiday favorites! The Southwest Women’s Chorus will lead the Community Sing-A-Long in the Old Town Temecula Community Theater Courtyard on Saturday, December 10th from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm. The Theater Courtyard is located behind […]

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  • The City of Temecula Hosts ‘Twas the Lights before Christmas’ Home Decorating Contest

    Untangle those lights, grab your ladder and start decorating! This is your year to enter ‘Twas the Lights Before Christmas Home Decorating Contest. Celebrate the Season with us! Light up the holidays and get creative. Ready…Set…Start Decorating! Formerly known as Holiday Lights & Festive Sights. Temecula residents can submit an online application through December 4th. […]

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  • Temecula Wine Country’s Fall Harvest Culminates with a Touring Celebration

    Each of the eight wineries have their chefs preparing delectable cuisine to pair with their selected wines. Barrel samples, new releases and long-time favorites will be served throughout the day.  This wine-and-food-palooza is enhanced by the deluxe transportation and informative guides of  Grapeline Wine Tours.              Wineries participating in the […]

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  • Patriotic Salute to Veterans will be presented on November 11th

    The City of Temecula proudly presents our Annual Patriotic Salute to Veterans on Friday, November 11,  at 6:00 pm, held at the Temecula Civic Center (41000 Main Street). The community is invited to join us at this free concert as we honor veterans on this commemorative day. The event will feature remarks by City dignitaries, […]

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  • Joey & Maria’s Comedy Italian Wedding

    JDS Creative Academy (JDSCA), located at 28069 Diaz Road, Ste. D & E in Temecula presents November 19, 2016 the professional production from AKA Entertainment Joey & Maria’s Comedy Italian Wedding for their third annual fundraiser. The show includes an interactive performance with audience participation, Italian-style buffet, champagne toast, DJ for dancing, and a wedding […]

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  • Balloon & Wine Festival Strikes Gold Again

    Gold Pinnacle awards, (top honors) went to the 2016 Festival media relations campaign, digital marketing campaign, and the 2016 media kit. The Festival’s newly designed website won a Silver award. Melody’s Ad Works, Inc. of Wildomar, the Festival’s public relations firm, created the award-winning media relations campaign, digital marketing campaign, and press kit.  This is […]

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  • “Pumpkin King’s Pumpkin-Ramas”

    Get ready for Halloween!! Join us for a night of frights at the teen program, “Pumpkin King’s Pumpkin-ramas,” on Monday, October 17th from 7pm to 8:30pm at the Ronald H. Roberts Temecula Public Library at 30600 Pauba Road in Temecula. Come design a unique jack-o-lantern that will make the Pumpkin King howl in delight. A […]

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  • Family Fun Fair and Chili Cook Off

    Spend the afternoon tasting and judging some great Chili on a 20 acre horse sanctuary, tour the facility and meet the critters, fun for the kids with face painting, jump house and everyone’s favorite a tethered balloon ride on Saturday, October 15th from 11am – 4pm.  There will be live music, food and vendors as […]

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