Something for everyone at the Downey Civic Theatre

November 2, 2012 by  

Downey residents will have no shortage of stage-based entertainment this month, with a number of events coming up at the Downey Civic Theatre.

First up, legend of rock-and-roll Eddie Money brings his hits to the stage at 8:00 pm on Friday, November 9, 2012, where fans can listen to such hits as ‘Two Tickets to Paradise’ and ‘Baby Hold On’. Money still manages to perform 150 shows per year, during which he sings and plays the harmonica, saxophone, and piano. A police officer in New York City for two years before changing his career to music, Money signed a recording contract with Columbia Records and debuted his first album in 1977.

Straight after, Mexican folk dance fans will enjoy the Grandeza Mexicana Dance Academy as it presents its 6th annual showcase at 7:00 pm on Saturday, November 10. If that is not enough dancing, the Ballet Mixteco will present traditional and new dances at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm on Saturday, November 17, 2012 and 1:00 pm Sunday, November 18.

Between the dance sessions, the best of the Beatles songs will be performed by West Coast Performing Arts in its show ‘Ticket to Ride’ at 3:00 pm on Sunday, November 11. The group will transport fans through multiple decades and costume changes in its highly authentic Beatles tribute performances.

Ending the month, accomplished virtuoso Arturo Sandoval will display his musical versatility at 8:00 pm on Friday November 30. Fluent in four different musical languages, Sandoval moves effortlessly from bebop, to Mozart, to Afro-Cuban.

The Downey Civic Theatre is located at 8435 Firestone Boulevard in Downey and is sure to have had some poster printing done to promote its busy November.