Get Out and About: Start with art

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First Friday Art Off The Walls is open to the public Friday, March 6, at the Gallery at the Merc in Old Town Temecula. Valley News/Courtesy photo

The city of Temecula invites residents to start their weekend off right with its First Friday Art Off The Walls Friday, March 6, at the Gallery at the Merc in Old Town Temecula.

From 5:30-8:30 p.m., budding artists from the city of Temecula’s fine arts classes will be showcased and introduced to the public at the event that features refreshments and live music by singer-songwriter, Leah Keane, and acoustic duo, Stone Pond.

With free admission, the public is invited to come down and meet artists and professional art instructors and learn how to join a class to discover hidden talent, personally improve technique and have some fun.

The exhibition will be on display through March 29.

For more information on this event, all First Friday event dates for 2020 or for artists and artisans interested in exhibiting at Art Off The Walls, contact Temecula’s Arts and Culture Team at (951) 694-6417 or visit www.temeculaca.gov/artoffthewalls.

Here are some more events to keep you occupied all weekend long:

Friday, March 6

Great Oak Theater Company presents “Carrie the Musical” at 7 p.m., and also Saturday, March 7, at the same time, in Great Oak High School’s performing arts center, 32555 Deer Hollow Way, in Temecula.

Hank Mowery raced onto the local and regional blues scene in the mid-90s with his band, The Hawktones. The newly updated Hawktones features Troy Amaro on guitar, who is considered one of the finest blues performers in the Midwest; Chris Bracey on drums who has backed greats such as Kim Wilson; Chris Corey on piano who has toured the U.S. and Europe with many bands in his 25-plus years of performing, and Junior Valentine on bass, who is a staple of the Midwest Blues scene. The band will perform at 4:30 p.m. at the Old Town Blues Club, 28636 Old Town Front Street, Suite 101, in Temecula.

Have you always dreamed about singing in front of a big crowd? This is your chance. Show off your vocal cords, and you could be the one singing the national anthem this season for the Lake Elsinore Storm. Auditions start at 5 p.m. at Lake Elsinore Storm, 500 Diamond Drive, in Lake Elsinore. Visit www.stormbaseball.com.

Seeking Refuge will feature live acoustic music by Taryn Donath DUO Friday night, March 6. Valley News/Courtesy photo

Seeking Refuge will feature live acoustic music by Taryn Donath DUO and hosted by Refuge Brewery. The band is full of funk, Latin, jazz and blues and will perform from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at 43040 Rancho Way, Suite 200, in Temecula.

Wacken Metal Battle USA 2020 – Inland Empire No. 2 will take place at The Boiler Room Temecula and gives unsigned bands the opportunity to represent the U.S. in an international competition and play Wacken Open Air 2020. Bands to perform include Salacious, Call Upon Your Gods, Gus McArthur, Kanswerus Stait, Last Option, Nihilist and Surface Tension. Two winners from the battle will move on to the Inland Empire final to be held again at The Boiler Room in Temecula, March 20. This show will happen from 7 p.m. to midnight at 27911 Jefferson Ave. in Temecula.

Bee Gees Gold will perform at 8 p.m. at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater Friday night, March 6.

Bee Gees Gold gives the ultimate salute to the Bee Gees in their prime with the detailed vocal stylings of John Acosta (Barry), Daryl Borges (Robin) and Jeff Celentano (Maurice) as the Brothers Gibb. The band recreates the sights and sounds of the Bee Gees from the 60s to the late 70s, with their unique falsettos that have made them legends. They take the stage at 8 p.m. at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main St., in Temecula. Tickets at http://tickets.temeculatheater.org.

Saturday, March 7

Satellite to perform from 6-9 p.m. at Blackbird Tavern, 41958 Fifth Street, in Temecula.

The Black and White Theme Salsa and Bachata event at Falkner Winery takes place from 6-10 p.m. inside the Pinnacle Restaurant. Call (951) 676-8231 for more information. Falkner Winery is at 40620 Calle Contento in Temecula. Tickets are $20 at the door or online at http://store.falknerwinery.com.

Late Nights in the Crush House will start at 6:30 p.m. at Peltzer Winery and Peltzer Family Farm and features live music by Endeavor, food available from Baja Eats, wine, sangria, beer, as well as yard games. The event is for ages 21 and older only at 40275 Calle Contento in Temecula.

You Are the Reason Concert featuring Sean Collado and Friends starts at 6:30 p.m. at Pechanga Resort Casino, 45000 Pechanga Parkway, in Temecula. Tickets at www.pechanga.com.

Fear of Phobias performs at 7 p.m. at Lorimar Winery, 39990 Anza Road, in Temecula.

The dance tribute band, Entouraj will perform from 7-10 p.m. Stone Church Brewing, 28636 Old Town Front St., Suite 103, in Temecula.

Country Live! at The Merc is a live country music show featuring a house band backing up the valley’s up and coming artists. Artist showcases and songwriter nights change it up once in a while so be sure to check the schedule. The show starts at 7 p.m. at The Merc at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main St., in Temecula. Tickets are available at http://tickets.temeculatheater.org.

Nuclear Society with special guest Mettle will perform from 8 to midnight at The Cove and Grill at 40675 Murrieta Hot Springs Road, Suite B1, in Murrieta.

Infl80ees will perform at The Shamrock Irish Pub & Eatery Saturday night, March 7. Valley News/Courtesy photo

Infl80ees will perform at The Shamrock – Irish Pub and Eatery from 8-11:30 p.m. at 39252 Winchester Road, Suite 145, in Murrieta.

V.F.P presents ANGRY SAMOAN The Later Years and guests starting at 8 p.m. at Chappies, 229 E. Florida Ave., in Hemet.

Billie Stevens’ Fiery Disaster hosted by Johnny Blackout will perform from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. at O’haras Rock ‘n’ Roll Tavern, 15788 Grand Ave., in Lake Elsinore.

Sunday, March 8

Sunday Funday at Vail Headquarters features vendors, painting with Paint Time, face painting, train rides and picnic games and hosted by Synergy Social SoCal. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Vail Headquarters, 32115 Temecula Parkway, in Temecula.

There will be an SCPA Show at Temescal Canyon High School in Lake Elsinore from 11 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Tickets are $10, and more information is available at www.scpa.live.

Killarney’s 15 Year Anniversary Party featuring a live performance by the Whooligans from noon to 3 p.m. There will be food and drink specials all day long. Killarney’s Restaurant & Irish Pub is at 32475 Temecula Parkway in Temecula.

Son and Reynolds will perform live inside the Leoness Cellars Winery Barrel Room Sunday, March 8. Valley News/Courtesy photo

Son and Reynolds will perform live inside the Leoness Cellars Winery Barrel Room from noon to 4 p.m. at 38311 De Portola Road in Temecula.

Keith Rogers and Roscoe Vaun will perform Sunday, March 8, at Oak Mountain Winery. Valley News/Courtesy photo

Sunday Music with Jimmy Patton who incorporates flamenco, salsa, calypso and samba rhythms into original compositions, as well as his own arrangements of popular and jazz standards. He will perform from 1-4 p.m. at Europa Village at 33475 La Serena Way in Temecula. Keith Rogers and Roscoe Vaun will be performing live from 1-5 p.m. at Oak Mountain Winery at 36522 Via Verde in Temecula.

‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ will be screened twice, at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at Reading Cinemas Cal Oaks 17. Valley News/Courtesy photo

“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” will be screened twice – 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. – at Reading Cinemas Cal Oaks 17. Teen Ferris Bueller, played by Matthew Broderick, is a legend in his own time thanks to his uncanny skill at cutting classes and getting away with it. Intending to make one last grand duck-out before graduation, Ferris calls in sick, “borrows” a Ferrari and embarks on a one-day bacchanal through the streets of Chicago. Dogging Ferris’ trail at every turn is high-school principal Rooney, played by Jeffrey Jones, who is determined to catch Bueller in the act of class-cutting. Iconic 80s writer and director John Hughes weds satire, slapstick and social commentary in this high school classic. Reading Cinemas Cal Oaks 17 is at 41090 California Oaks Road in Murrieta. Tickets are at www.readingcinemasus.com.

Check out the Macramé Plant Hang Workshop at The Craft House Temecula, a two-hour workshop at the new Craft House at Vail Headquarters. Learn a few basic knots and go home with your very own handmade macramé plant hanger. The workshop takes place from 2-4 p.m. at The Craft House, 32115 Temecula Parkway in Temecula.

Classics at The Merc starts at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at The Merc at Old Town Temecula Community Theater. Valley News/Courtesy photo

Classics at The Merc is a bimonthly chamber recital series co-produced by the California Chamber Orchestra and Temecula Presents that features an individual musician or small ensemble performing a wide range of music. All performers are all working professional musicians or advanced conservatory students. The series is curated by Michael Molnau, the principal violist, music librarian and orchestra personnel manager for the California Chamber Orchestra. The show begins at 3 p.m. at The Merc at Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main St., in Temecula. Tickets at http://tickets.temeculatheater.org.

Tuesday, March 10

Make a Pot O’Gold at Refuge Brewery at this workshop hosted by Succulent Soirée where you will construct a rainbow succulent creation just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Each student will receive a gold tin to fill with a generous number of rainbow-colored succulents and all the succulent success tips. Social hour starts at 5:30 p.m. with discounted pours and taster flights. Refuge Brewery is at 43040 Rancho Way, Suite 200, in Temecula. Get tickets at www.succulentsoiree.com.

Wednesday, March 11

A free adult class,” Water Color Painting for Beginners” will be held at Murrieta Public Library Wednesday afternoon, March 11. Valley News/Courtesy photo

This free Water Color Painting for Beginners (Adults) will be hosted by Murrieta Public Library and Friends of the Murrieta Library. Artist Angela Koenig will teach the basics of watercolor painting. Every participant will go home with a finished work. All materials will be supplied. Limited to 20 adults on a first-come, first-served basis. The class starts at 2 p.m. at Murrieta Public Library, 8 Town Square, in Murrieta.

Tim Walsh will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Old Town Blues Club at 28636 Old Town Front Street, Suite 101, in Temecula.

Thursday, March 12

The Wisconsin Lutheran Choir will perform a free concert at Christ The Vine Lutheran Church in Temecula Thursday night, March 12. Valley News/Courtesy photo

The Wisconsin Lutheran Choir will perform a free concert during their 2020 Spring Concert Tour from 7-8:30 p.m. at Christ The Vine Lutheran Church, 29581 North General Kearny Road, in Temecula.

Jeff Pack can be reached by email at jpack@reedermedia.com.