Category archives for: Arts/Entertainment

Robocop, About Last Night, Endless Love open on Valentine’s Day


New in Theaters — February 14

Robocop PG13 In this modern remake, robot technology is being used by the military and now will be used for a domestic police force. Stars: Joel Kinnamn, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish

About Last Night R This contemporary remake follows the sexual adventures of two couples as they journey from bars to the bedroom. Stars: Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Regina Hall, Joy Bryant

Ramona Calendar of Events

LOVE YOUR HEART BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Ramona LIbrary, 1275 Main St. More:
CHILDREN’S ROYAL VALENTINE TEA PARTY, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Ramona Library, 1275 Main St. Crafts, snacks and activities. Prince- or princess-style clothing encouraged.

Shidner family joins celebration of Ramona chamber mural


Grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews and other relatives of the late Ramona artist Louise Shidner were among the estimated 50 people at Saturday morning’s celebration of Ramona Chamber of Commerce’s mural depicting historic commerce on the town’s Main Street.

‘Lego Movie,’ ‘Monuments Men’ open Feb. 7


Box Office Leaders That Awkward Moment R Three best friends discover ‘that awkward moment’ in the dating game that makes you wonder where it’s going. Ride Along PG13 A security guard tries to impress his future brother-in-law with his law enforcement skills which endanger both of them. Frozen PG The kingdom is trapped in eternal [...]

Paintings by two Ramona artists featured in Borrego art show


Paintings by Ramona artists Johnathan Martinez and Jerry Meloche were featured in Borrego Art Institute’s art show in Borrego Springs.

The theme of the show was Hispanic Art. Eight of Martinez’s paintings and two of Meloche’s works were accepted for the show.

“The community of Borrego recently opened an impressive art gallery on Christmas Circle in the town center,” said Meloche.

In the remodeled building at 665 Palm Canyon Drive at Christmas Circle, the art institute hosted an open house for all the artists on Jan. 4, and both Ramonans were present to represent their art.

Artists, art lovers and other guests crowded into the institute to view the metal sculptures, glass and metal jewelry, and a variety of paintings and to enjoy the food and mariachis.

The show ended Friday.

Artist works on chamber mural that depicts historic commerce

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San Diego County artist Bob Teague is busy working in his studio on the latest mural for the Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project, one sponsored by the Ramona Chamber of Commerce.
The mural will be on the wall of Affordable Treasures at 677 Main St. As the chamber requested, it depicts historic commerce in Ramona.
Based on a painting by the late Ramona resident Louise Shidner, the mural features a horse-drawn hay wagon on Main Street.
Teague is carefully replicating the Shidner painting with the approval of her trustees, said Elaine Lyttleton, Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project president.
The completion and installation is hoped to be achieved in the next few weeks, said Lyttleton.

Mountain Valley Academy’s ‘The Music Man’ opens Thursday, continues Friday and Saturday

Mountain Valley Academy drama students’ production of “The Music Man” opens Jan. 30 with shows also on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1.
The production, directed by Amy Krause with assistance from Victoria Nored, will be in the Ramona High School Performing Arts Wing, 1401 Hanson Lane. Shows will begin at 7 each evening with a matinee at 2 p.m. on Feb. 1.
Tickets are $5 per person and $25 per family of five or more. Snacks will be available.
The production features familiar tunes such as “76 Trombones,” “Goodnight My Someone” and “Marian the Librarian.”
Members of Ramona High’s Royal Alliance Band make up the pit band, and Gina Seashore will be at the piano.

‘Labor Day’ and ‘That Awkward Moment’ open Friday


New in Theaters — January 31

Labor Day PG13 A reclusive mother and her teen son allow a needy man into their home who turns out to have a criminal past and present. Stars: Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith, Tobey Maguire

That Awkward Moment R Three best friends discover “that awkward moment” in the dating game that makes you wonder where it’s going. Stars: Zac Efron, Miles Teller, Imogen Poots, Michael B. Jordan

High surf

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Ramona photographer Barry Claessens captures this photo of the high surf at the Ocean Beach pier on Tuesday. The surf was so high, officials closed the pier, reports Claessens.

What’s new at the movies?


Ride Along PG13 A security guard tries to impress his future brother-in-law with his law enforcement skills which endanger both of them.

Lone Survivor R Four members of Seal Team 10 get trapped behind enemy lines on a mission to take out Taliban leader Ahmad Shahd.

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit PG13 Ryan, prior to the CIA, is a stockbroker working for a billionaire who frames him for a terrorist plot.