Temecula Valley Museum invites to public to experience Indian culture during the Second Saturday Cultural Celebration of India from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 14.
Holi festivities take place all over India during the month of March, and within Indian communities throughout the United States.
According to the museum, “Holi festivals celebrate the arrival of spring, goodwill and features dancing, singing and throwing powdered paint and colored water. “
The museum will join in this colorful celebration with samples of traditional Indian cuisine by Curry Leaf Indian Grill with several types of Indian tea.
The event will also include a large game of Snakes and Ladders, which originated in India, and a Henna artist. There will be art and craft activities, as well, and guests can create painted people, a colorful collage and a Pankha or hand fan. Bigfoot Art Classes will teach guests to create a multimedia masterpiece of an Asian elephant upstairs in the museum’s Art and Education Room.
There will also be an Indian dance performance at Sam Hicks Monument Park.
“Second Saturdays are part of the Temecula Valley Museum’s educational and cultural offerings for the community, celebrating the history and heritage of the various and diverse cultures that make up the Temecula Valley,” the museum said in a press release. “The goal of this program is to embrace diversity and celebrate contemporary life in Temecula.”
For more information, visit www.temeculavalleymuseum.org or call (951) 694-6450.
Here are some more opportunities to get out and get going in the community:
Friday, March 13
Mulligan Family Fun Center will host a Youth Lock-In for those 11-15 years old from 6-10 p.m. Attendees can enjoy fun, rides and music, ride the go-karts, play laser tag, ride the teacups and play arcade games. Plus, everyone gets a slice of pizza and a small drink with each ticket. Student I.D. is required and once locked in, you are in for the evening, no exit or reentry. Mulligan Family Fun Center is at 24950 Madison Avenue in Murrieta. Get tickets at www.murrieta.mulliganfun.com.
The 15th Celebrity Karaoke – Freaky Friday is a fundraiser by the Menifee Valley Community Cupboard to support the mission of reducing hunger and malnutrition in the community. The event takes place from 6-9:30 p.m. at the Menifee Valley Community Cupboard, 26808 Cherry Hills Blvd., in Menifee.
The Ray Miller Band will perform live at the French Valley Cafe from 6-9 p.m. at 37600 Sky Canyon Drive in Murrieta.
Payton Howie will perform from 8:30-11 p.m. at Devilicious Eatery and Tap Room at 28693 Old Town Front St., Suite 104, in Temecula.
Saturday, March 14
The Vintage Soul Flea Market hosted by In The Loop and Vail Headquarters features vintage to vinyl and shopping for the soul primarily commemorative of the triumphant aesthetic of 1960s-1990s fashion and home decor. Complete with a vintage-styled lounge, eye-catching art installations and all vinyl DJ sets, get ready to boogie down and shop. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with an exclusive after-party to follow. For more information, visit www.vintagesoulafterparty.eventbrite.com. Vail Headquarters is at 32115 Temecula Parkway in Temecula.
The Temecula Vegan Food and Wine Festival features vegan eats, wine and beer from animal-friendly merchants from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 41000 Main St. in Temecula. Visit http://tinyurl.com/wg5plml for tickets ranging from free to $30.
The Open Ranch Spring Tour is a chance to meet the animals, hear their rescue stories and spend some time with them from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Reserve a space at www.saleranchsanctuary.org/visit and directions will be provided at registration.
Black Rock Candy will perform from 3 to 6 p.m. at Wine on a Dime at 28061 Jefferson Ave., Suite 5, in Temecula.
Hendo Fight Night is for those who are looking for a chance to meet local legend Dan Henderson and take in some amazing amateur MMA bouts at the Dan Henderson’s Athletic Fitness Center. It starts at 4 p.m. at 27901 Jefferson Ave. in Temecula. Get tickets at www.hendosports.com.
The Michelle’s Place Bowl For a Cause Tournament will support individuals and their families affected by cancer. The tournament will take place from 5-10 p.m. at Bowlero, 40440 California Oaks Road, in Murrieta. Tickets at www.michellesplace.networkforgood.com.
Jumpin’ Jack Benny will perform live at Old Town Blues Club starting at 4:30 p.m. Benny Cortez brings Hi Energy Blues to the stage that is reminiscent of the great 1950s rock ‘n’ roll performers. The club is located at 28636 Old Town Front St., Suite 101, in Temecula.
Speakeasy at The Merc happens on the second Saturday of the month and features live traditional jazz of the 1920s and 1940s. Performances feature the house band, Second Hand Jazz with vocalist Rosalie Porter, in rotation with prominent southern California traditional jazz artists. The show starts at 7 p.m. inside The Merc at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater at 42051 Main Street in Temecula. Tickets at www.tickets.temeculatheater.org.
Sunday, March 15
Dozens of high school bands from School of Creative and Performing Arts campuses around Southern California will perform at the SCPA Show at Great Oak High School from 10 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Tickets are $10, and Great Oak High School is at 32555 Deer Hollow Way in Temecula. Visit www.scpa.live for more information.
Join Trattoria Toscana for wine tasting with wine expert Petra Belliti. Enjoy food samples and Italian varietals. The event from 3-4:30 p.m. is complementary for wine club members and $15 for nonmembers. Tickets are available at www.trattoriatoscanaintemecula.com and Trattoria Toscana is at 26485 Ynez Road, Suite M and N, in Temecula.
Tuesday, March 17
At Audacious at Oak Grove Culinary Creations, Kelly Bennett will be discussing her new book “Victim is Not Your Name.” The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Oak Grove Culinary Creations, 41923 Second St., Suite 104, in Temecula.
Wednesday, March 18
Marshall Stuart Fine Wines will present a Wine Dinner with Temecula Pizza Company from 6-8:30 p.m. at Temecula Pizza Company at 44535 Bedford Court, Suite D, in Temecula.
The Vista Murrieta High School choir will present their Spring Choir Concert from 7-8:30 p.m. Tickets range from $5 to $8. The concert will be held at the Vista Murrieta High School theater, 28251 Clinton Keith Road, in Murrieta.
Thursday, March 19
The Temecula Rotary 10th Anniversary Taste of the World is hosted by Rotary Club of Temecula and enables the club to provide military, homeless, senior, youth and disadvantaged communities service and support both locally and internationally. The event takes place from 5:30-9 p.m. at Wilson Creek Winery at 35960 Rancho California Road in Temecula. Tickets at www.rotarycluboftemecula.ejoinme.org.
Whitney Shay will perform live at Old Town Blues Club starting at 7:30 p.m. The four-time San Diego Music Award winner, including 2019 Artist of the Year, and 2019 Blues Music Award nominee is scorching stages at home and internationally. The Old Town Blues Club is at 28636 Old Town Front St., Suite 101, in Temecula.
Jeff Pack can be reached by email at email@example.com.