Art & Culture

Jazz in the Pines, Art Alliance of Idyllwild, Idyllwild Arts and other arts and entertainment, theatre, live music and visual arts coverage. The most comprehensive arts and entertainment calendar covering the Idyllwild area.

Monarch reigns at Idyllwild Nature Center

Imagine being up close and personal with a butterfly! It’s all about the monarch during Idyllwild Nature Center’s Butterfly Daze, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m....

Idyllwild vintner’s cabernet franc wins competition

Chris Johnston has put Idyllwild on the wine map with his award-winning Middle Ridge varietals.

Idyllwild connection reunites old friends

Café Aroma served as a gathering place for a group of residents and friends originally from Idyllwild. Seated, from left, R.J. Owens and Gracie Everhart, Tracy Apple Rogers, Anna and Lynn Johnson, Reunion Coordinator Adrienne Hayden, Kim Payne and Kannyn MacRae.

Mountain Restaurant introduces “Improv Comedy Night”

The Hill’s elusive “Idyllbeast” and his lovely companion held center stage at Mountain Restaurant where they were “roasted” during the Mountain’s first “Improv Comedy Night,” slated to take place on Thursday evenings.

Concertgoers enjoy Jeff Stover’s Mixed Bag

Vocalist Diva Denise belts out a favorite melody as part of the performance by Jeff Stover’s Mixed Bag Orchestra.

Dahleen and his Big Band Staff to hit Summer Concert stage

Reed man, bandleader and Idyllwild Summer Concert Series (ISCS) producer Ken Dahleen returns with his Big Band Staff in the series’ penultimate position

Idyllwild Arts film program screening

Seven films comprised the Filmmaker’s Screenings held at the Rustic Theatre on Saturday, July 30. Under the direction of Ira Abrams, the films were written, directed and produced by students in the Idyllwild Arts Summer Program. After the screenings, writers, cinematographers, editors, actors and key personnel in each film took the stage for a bow.

Symphonic Band performs

Idyllwild Arts Symphonic Band, comprised of almost 80 students, and under the direction of Steve Acciani, held a summer concert Sunday, July 31, at the Idyllwild Arts Theatre.

Denise Donatelli caresses at Jazz in the Pines

Grammy-nominated jazz singer Denise Donatelli knows how to caress a lyric so that you feel the story in the song — the happiness, the...

La Casita helps regular celebrate birthday

A happy birthday celebration took place at the popular La Casita Restaurant for Charlotte Anthony on Friday, July 29. Also attending the festive event.