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Resolve to Embrace the Arts

Contemporary Perspectives in Fiber ArtsWilliam D. Cannon Gallery

Opening ReceptionSaturday, Jan. 7, 2 – 4 p.m. Free

Dove Library Complex, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, 92011

Featuring impressively creative selections by 22 regional artists from California Fibers, this new exhibit showcases multi-disciplines within the fiber arts such as weaving, basketry, sculpture, quilting, felting, knitting and wearables. More info

Let’s Go to the Movies!

We’re seeking community input for our continuing Cinema Club programs. Please take this brief survey to help us bring the best in cinema to Carlsbad. This survey will be available through Jan. 31, 2023.

Wednesdays are now your Cinema Club night out

Sometimes fact is crazier than fiction. Come take that journey with us with these films inspired by actual events. Films start at 6 p.m. Free. Seating is first come, first served.

Carlsbad City Library complex. Schulman Auditorium. More info

I Love My Dad

Comedy (2022, R, 1h 36m) – Wednesday, Jan. 4, 6 p.m.

A hopelessly estranged father catfishes his son in an attempt to reconnect.

Gigi & Nate

Drama (2022, PG-13, 1h 54m) Wednesday, Jan. 11, 6 p.m.

A young man’s life is turned upside down after he is left a quadriplegic. Moving forward seems near impossible until he meets his unlikely service animal, Gigi, a curious and intelligent capuchin monkey. 

Father Stu

Biography, Drama (2022, R, 2h 4m)

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 6 p.m.

A one-time rodeo star takes a job to bring his ex-employer’s son home. Along the way he finds redemption through the lessons he teaches the boy.

Jerry & Marge Go Large

Biography, Comedy,

Drama (2022, PG-13, 1h 36m) Wednesday, Jan. 25, 6 p.m.

Based on the true story about long-married couple Jerry and Marge Selbee, who win the lottery and use the money to revive their small town.

Take an international cinematic excursionFilms start at 4 & 7 p.m. Free

Carlsbad City Library complex, Schulman Auditorium

More info

The Fencer

Finland/Estonia, Biography/Drama/History

(2015, NR, 1h 39m) Friday, Jan. 6, 4 & 7 p.m.

Fleeing from the Russian secret police, a young Estonian fencer is forced to return to his homeland, where he becomes a physical education teacher at a local school. The past however catches up and puts him in front of a difficult choice.

I’m Your Man

Germany, Comedy, Drama, Romance

(2021, R, 1h 48m) Friday, Jan. 20, 4 & 7 p.m.

In order to obtain research funds for her studies, a scientist accepts an offer to participate in an extraordinary experiment: for three weeks, she is to live with a humanoid robot, created to make her happy.

multi-ethnic volunteer group raising hands against blue sky

Calling All Volunteers!

Share your love of the arts with others by supporting arts education and performing arts programs onsite at city libraries and around town. No arts experience needed, just a belief in the arts as a positive presence in our community. To learn more, please contact Wendy Sabin Lasker, Community Arts Coordinator, at wendy.sabinlasker@carlsbadca.gov or call 442-359-8351.   

Arts Commission

The first Arts Commission regular meeting of 2023 is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023, at 6 p.m. in Council Chamber. More info

Carlsbad Friends of the Arts
Dedicated to making the arts an integral part of the community experience. To become a member or volunteer, visit carlsbadfriendsofthearts.org
Carlsbad Library & Arts Foundation
Financially supporting and enhancing Carlsbad libraries and arts facilities, programs and events.
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Event Calendar
Public Art

Cultural Arts Office Carlsbad City Library complex, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92011

(located on second floor) 442-339-2090 main line

City of Carlsbad | 1200 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008


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