Point Loma-OB Happenings: Point Loma Playhouse, Arts District, Light Box Theater, Watercolor Society, more

Point Loma Playhouse will present singing-songwriting drag performer Flamy Grant on Saturday, March 11.
(Point Loma Playhouse)

Point Loma Playhouse series schedules next two solo artists

Next up in Point Loma Playhouse’s series of solo shows is singing-songwriting drag performer Flamy Grant in “Godless Sheathen” at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at 3035 Talbot St.

Following that will be local actress and cabaret performer Devlin presenting jazz, blues, ballads and pop songs in “Wild Women” at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 8.

“We want to bring these solo creative artists to our theater so our theater-goers have easy access to our multi-talented local performers,” said playhouse Artistic Director Jerry Pilato.

Tickets for the Flamy Grant show are $20. For more information, visit

The playhouse intends to continue the series throughout the year and is seeking submissions from solo artists. To submit a proposal, email

Liberty Station tenants are awarded grants for performances and events

The NTC Foundation announced its 2023 Arts District Collaborative Program award recipients for projects by tenants at Arts District Liberty Station in Point Loma.

The recipients were awarded a total of $20,000 for performances and events throughout the year.

The events and organizations are:

“Cameras in Communities,” digital media art workshop. Outside the Lens in collaboration with Treehouse Academy, Feb. 3, Treehouse Academy, 2590 Truxtun Road

“Motions and Emotions: Filipino American Stories of Healing,” art exhibit and three performances addressing Filipino American intergenerational trauma. Artist Trixi Anne Agiao and The Thoughtful Beast in collaboration with the New Americans Museum, Feb. 3-19, New Americans Museum, 2825 Dewey Road

Master class series, public classes on contemporary dance. The Rosin Box Project in collaboration with San Diego Dance Theater, February through August, Light Box Theater, 2590 Truxtun Road

Music classes for young students, twice-weekly classes on ukulele, drums and other percussion instruments. Treehouse Academy in collaboration with Apt 4 Music, starting Tuesday, Feb. 21, and culminating in a public performance Friday, March 31, at the North Promenade, 2848 Dewey Road

Youth dance photography workshop. Malashock Dance in collaboration with Outside the Lens, Saturday, May 6, Malashock Dance, 2650 Truxtun Road

Choreography and writing workshop, San Diego Writers Ink in collaboration with Trixi Anne Agiao, May, Light Box Theater, 2590 Truxtun Road

“Brainstorms,” short film with an art display addressing the struggles of war veterans. Resurrecting Lives Foundation in collaboration with The Lot, September, The Lot Theater, 2620 Truxtun Road

Horror/thriller coming to Light Box Theater stage

“TEDx Talks: The Murder Room,” a horror/thriller play inspired by the films “Split” and “Misery,” will have performances at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 9-11, and Monday, March 13, at the Light Box Theater, 2590 Truxtun Road, Point Loma.

It is the second play in the “Thrillogy Series,” written and directed by Michael Mizerany.

Tickets are $25 and are available at

Point Loma artists take first and third places in S.D. Watercolor Society show

Jean Silva's painting “Ice Cold” won first place in the San Diego Watercolor Society's February Members Exhibition.
(San Diego Watercolor Society)
“Heavenly Fruit” by Nancy Phillips took third place in the San Diego Watercolor Society's February Members Exhibition.
“Heavenly Fruit” by Nancy Phillips took third place in the February Members Exhibition on display in the San Diego Watercolor Society gallery.
(San Diego Watercolor Society)

Point Loma artists Jean Silva and Nancy Phillips won two of the top three awards at the February Members Exhibition “Rendezvous With Paint,” which is on display in the San Diego Watercolor Society gallery at Liberty Station.

Silva won first place for her painting “Ice Cold.”

Phillips’ painting “Heavenly Fruit” took third place.

Silva, who retired after 30 years as a graphic artist for the federal government, often represents landscapes in abstract form, as she did with “Ice Cold.”

Phillips started her career in art as a book designer and graphic artist.

The gallery exhibit will run through Saturday, Feb. 25, at 2825 Dewey Road, Point Loma. The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays.

The works also can be viewed and purchased at

MADCAPS fundraising show to give audiences ‘A Night at the Movies’

San Diego’s MADCAPS (Mothers and Daughters Club Assisting Philanthropies) will hold its annual fundraising show at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 9-10, at Point Loma Nazarene University’s Brown Chapel Theater.

The theme for this year’s event is “A Night at the Movies,” featuring students in seventh to 12th grades performing dances to songs from films such as “The Greatest Showman,” “Grease,” “Pitch Perfect,” “Mamma Mia,” “The Great Gatsby” and “Top Gun.”

Tickets are available at

MADCAPS is a philanthropic organization composed of more than 200 mothers and their daughters who live in Point Loma, Ocean Beach, Mission Hills and Hillcrest.

San Diego Public Library seeks input at sessions in Point Loma and OB

The Point Loma and Ocean Beach libraries will host listening sessions presented by the San Diego Public Library to gather public input to help shape the future of the city library system.

The Public Library is holding a series of community meetings at its branches as part of its master plan for facilities, technology and programs.

The session at the Ocean Beach Library will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at 4801 Santa Monica Ave.

The meeting at the Point Loma/Hervey branch will start at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at 3701 Voltaire St.

Each meeting includes a one-hour open house and a moderator-led presentation and listening session.

The listening session aims to gather feedback on what residents want for the future of their local library — what they love, what they would change and what they would add.

For more information and a list of sessions citywide, go online to

Point Loma Association to tee off for golf and lunch March 11

The Point Loma Association will present a shotgun golf tournament, lunch and mini-golf from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at The Loma Club, 2960 Truxton Road, Point Loma.

The event also will include live music, games and prize giveaways.

Prices are $55 for golf and lunch, $40 for mini-golf and lunch, and $30 for lunch only.

For tickets and more information, visit

San Diego Parks Foundation gets new executive director

Jon Hinkin is the new executive director of the San Diego Parks Foundation.
(San Diego Parks Foundation)

The Point Loma-based San Diego Parks Foundation has named Jon Hinkin as its new executive director.

Hinkin, a former member of the USA Rugby team, brings decades of business and international sports experience to the nonprofit organization, which supports efforts to improve the city’s park system.

Hinkin was a member of the USA Rugby team for nearly a decade in the 1990s, serving as the team’s captain in 1997-98. From 2006 to 2019, Hinkin was vice president of competitions and tournament director for United World Sports and has nearly a decade of experience in sales, marketing, product support and customer support for a variety of companies.

“Growing up, my neighborhood park played a pivotal role in shaping my love of sports, friendships and sense of community,” Hinkin said in a statement. “In this new role, I look forward to working with our city and county partners to ensure that every San Diegan has access to a high-quality park and recreation center.”

Local students can apply for $3.5 million in San Diego Foundation scholarships

The Point Loma-based San Diego Foundation is taking applications for its Common Scholarship, with $3.5 million available for local students.

Students can access nearly 150 scholarships, including for four-year universities, two-year colleges and graduate and vocational schools. Scholarships are available for graduating high school seniors, college undergraduates, graduate, medical and professional school students and adult re-entry students, according to the foundation.

Awards range from $1,000 to more than $5,000.

Students can apply through Wednesday, March 8, at — City News Service

Point Loma Republican women’s group sets lunch

The Republican Women of California, Point Loma, will hold their monthly meeting and lunch at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 15, at the Bay Club Hotel & Marina, 2131 Shelter Island Drive.

The cost is $37. For more information and reservations, email

— Compiled by Point Loma-OB Monthly staff


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