Arts, Dining & Entertainment

  • JDS Creative Academy Hails New Show Launch

    JDSCA has partnered with Mt. San Jacinto College to create their state approved video-production apprentice program which launched February 2018. This program is the first-ever apprenticeship program for MSJC and has led the way for others to follow. The goal of JDSCA’s apprenticeship program is to provide hands-on video production training for students emerging onto […]

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  • New Generations Rotary Club Hosts 9th Annual Beer Pong Tournament

    Temecula Valley New Generations Rotary Club is excited to announce its 9th Annual Beer Pong Tournament which will take place Saturday, August 11th at Franklin’s Cove at 1pm. For the past eight years, the New Gen Beer Pong event has raised tens of thousands of dollars for local and international charities. Proceeds from this year’s […]

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  • WINEormous offers Intimate Temecula Valley Wine Tours

    I’m Tom Plant and I’ve lived in the Temecula Valley for more than fifteen years. In 2009, I created WINEormous, a food, wine and travel blog and a year later I started offering winery tours. With the relationships I have developed with winemakers, winery owners and tasting room staffs, I can offer a tour of […]

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  • Senator Jeff Stone and Riverside County Supervisor Chuck Washington Recognize Temecula Valley Wine Country’s 50th Anniversary

    The event opened with Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association (TVWA) President, Danny Martin, welcoming attendees and acknowledging distinguished guests. Winery owner and pioneer, Phil Baily, then shared how wine country began and how it was preserved. It all started with Richard Break’s, UC Davis graduate, recommendation to grow premium wine grapes in the region. According to […]

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  • Ken Rice – A Famous Local Musician

    I caught up with Ken at his iconic shop and we talked about what’s going on at his shop since we last visited. He’s added guitar, piano and voice lessons and says, “That’s pretty cool.” Three other teachers work with him instructing guitar, trumpet, trombone and piano and another instrument repairman besides him. Ken teaches […]

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  • Summer Solstice Celebration at the ‘Night of The Luminaries’ Event

    The City of Temecula Community Services Department and the Temecula Valley Rose Society invite you to join us as we celebrate the beginning of Summer with the Night of The Luminaries annual free event on Saturday, June 23rd from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm at the Rose Haven Heritage Garden (30592 Jedediah Smith Road). Everyone […]

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  • 14th Annual Temecula Wine and Music Festival

    This year’s entertainment line-up includes Kalapana, Gail Johnson, Michael Paulo, Paul Brown, Blake Aaron, Gregg Karukas, Benji Soul, Rene Paulo and Kanzaki. Along with great music the festival will also be featuring wine tasting from ten local and international wineries. “We have moved the Festival to Hawk Ranch and we are very excited about this […]

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  • Temecula Entrepreneurs – Kat Ellis and Tom Plant

    Kat is a native Southern Californian and has lived in the Temecula Valley since the 1980s. Twice widowed, her late husband Roger Ellis was the drummer for local rock band Bluefish. Her photographs are magnificent with her favorite subjects being live music, clouds and nature. Tom was born in the San Francisco Bay Area and […]

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  • 2018 Temecula Valley Souvenir Posters Now on Sale

    This is Durivage’s second win for the Festival Official Souvenir poster. Her previous winning poster was a pastel and pencil rendition in 2005. Durivage has often been a featured artist in the Temecula Valley, winning the Temecula Street Painting Festival’s Best of Show numerous times for her spectacular 10 foot by 10-foot murals painted onto […]

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  • 35 Year Celebration Includes a Powerful Concert Lineup at the Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival

    It all begins Friday night, June 1 with a Beach Party Concert, featuring Sugar Ray with Mark McGrath, Spin Doctors and Safety Orange. Sugar Ray has a slew of feel-good, party-in-the-sand hits like slew of hits including “Every Morning,” “Someday,” “Falls Apart,” “When It’s Over,” “Fly,” and “Under The Sun.” Multi-talented McGrath is best known […]

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  • Thornton Winery – 30th Annual Champagne Summer Series

    When this year’s Champagne Summer Concert Series gets underway at Thornton Winery, it will mark a milestone. 30 years of great music at Temecula’s landmark winery. The full schedule was recently released, and you can find it in this month’s entertainment section. Director of Operations, Tonya Wake, told me most artists have already been confirmed.

    Jeffrey Osborne, Dave Koz, Kenny G, Michael McDonald, Chris Botti, Brian Culbertson and Chris Isaak will all be returning to the Thornton Champagne stage. “Most of the best ones will be here along with a few new people.”

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  • The City of Temecula Hosts 2018 Temecula Rod Run

    The City of Temecula Hosts 2018 Temecula Rod Run, Southern California’s Premiere Free Annual Car Show, Throughout Old Town Start your engines! The City of Temecula proudly welcomes all car enthusiasts (novice and expert) to join us at the annual Temecula Rod Run in historic Old Town on Friday & Saturday, March 2 & 3, […]

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  • Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival Wins 3 More Awards

    The Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival gained three first place Celebration Awards for the 2017 event at the California/Nevada Festivals and Events Association (CalFest) Convention January 25, 2018. The first-place awards were for “Best Digital Marketing Campaign,” Best Radio Campaign,” and “Best Press Kit.” Celebration Awards are given each year to events for outstanding […]

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  • Digifest Temecula Brings Innovation and Hollywood to the Temecula Valley

    This exciting event features all things digital including film, video, animation, music, games, photography, graphics and comics. Renowned guest speakers from the digital media field will offer thought-provoking special presentations and workshops throughout the weekend. In addition, in celebration of Riverside County’s Innovation Month, the City of Temecula will be present the winner of the […]

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  • City of Temecula Welcomes New Entertainment Center

    Seritage Growth Properties, a national owner and developer of retail and mixed-use projects, owns the Sears’ building. Seritage is redeveloping the property to accommodate Round 1 as well as small shop retail and restaurants. Sears will continue to operate in a consolidated and renovated store on the second floor. “We enthusiastically welcome Round 1 to […]

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  • Moyer Entertainment Group

    MEG (Moyer Entertainment Group, Inc.), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was born from a desire to give back by providing much needed support of music education while helping to raise local recognition of the hard working, amazingly talented artists that populate our Valley. MEG works to support students who represent the future of music in the […]

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  • How Frankenstein’s Monster Came to Life

    Come celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein with two English professors from Mt. San Jacinto College, Susan Winslow and Audrey Holod, on Thursday, March 15th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Ronald H. Roberts Temecula Public Library. Discover how a haunted summer in Switzerland with five of the Romantic Period’s greatest […]

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  • Temecula Sunrise Rotary Club to Hold Music Competition

    This is an opportunity for young musicians to win cash prizes, to perform for an appreciative audience, to enhance their future careers, and to have the opportunity to go on to the finals for more cash prizes. For information about registration for the competition, please call 951-698-6116. The public and family members of the musicians […]

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  • ‘Building Your Enduring Fitness’ Book

    Lisa Teresi Harris announces the publication of her upcoming book Building Your Enduring Fitness. Lisa is an author, international speaker, Registered Dietitian and Fitness Professional. A member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, American Council on Exercise, and American College of Sports Medicine, she has been published in Shape Magazine, Men’s Fitness, and The […]

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  • Taste of the World

    For almost a decade, ‘‘Taste of the World’’ has showcased Temecula’s own amazing restaurants and chefs. Presented by the Rotary Club of Temecula, ‘‘‘Taste of the World’’’ is an evening of great food, world-class entertainment and live auction excitement!

    Join us this year on Friday, March 23, at Pechanga’s new Grand Resort Ballroom. Doors open at 5:30 at this four-diamond destination, truly one of the jewels of the Temecula Valley. Pechanga is the Presenting Sponsor for the evening, and with the new luxury features of the Grand Resort, makes the perfect home for this not-to-be missed event.

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  • Temecula’s Community Services Department Hosts Basketball Tournament

    This new annual tournament is double elimination style and consists of ‘three on three’ half-court basketball games with a maximum of four players per team. All participants receive an event T-shirt. Prizes awarded to the first and second place teams in each division. Team fees are as follows: Adults (19-29) & Masters (30+) $100 Teens […]

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  • JDS Creative Academy Presents 2nd Annual Digifest

    This festival features all things digital including film, video, animation, music, games, photography, graphics and comics. Any media, which is designed digitally or enhanced digitally, is qualified for the event and competition. Students are especially encouraged to submit their work. Entrant categories begin at age ten years old and go through adult, with student, amateur […]

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  • Melody’s Ad Works Wins Polaris Awards from Public Relations Society of America

    Melody’s Ad Works, Inc./Melody Brunsting won Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Polaris awards for the 2017 Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival Press Kit and Broadcast Media Relations at the PRSA-Inland Empire Annual Awards Banquet in November 2017. Independently judged by the Central Michigan chapter of PRSA, 61 entries in various categories were judged […]

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  • Temecula Now Offering Indoor and Outdoor Pickleball Courts by Popular Demand

    The City of Temecula is excited to announce that Pickleball is now available at various city locations. The game is a cross between tennis, badminton, and ping pong. Players use a graphite paddle and a hard, lightweight, plastic whiffle-ball to play on a badminton-sized court. Pickleball is a fast-growing sport that is fun for people […]

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