OCEANSIDE — Celebrate October as National Arts and Humanities Month with the annual Oceanside Music Festival. OMFest runs Oct. 12 through Oct. 24 with a variety of concerts including jazz, big band, light opera and steel drum scheduled in a variety of venues throughout the Oceanside area.
Venues include the Oceanside Museum of Art, Sunshine Brooks Theatre, MiraCosta College, Mission San Luis Rey and St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church. All of the performances have a youth component and are geared for the entire family. OMFest works to encourage young musicians to further the exploration of their arts. For more information on individual concerts, performers, times or ticket prices go to www.ocaf.info/OMF or call (760) 433-3632.
The OMFest 2010 scheduled line-up includes:
— Oceanside Museum of Art, John Steiger Memorial Performing Arts Scholarship Gala at 6 p.m. Oct. 12
— MiraCosta Music Concert Hall, High School Showcase at 7 p.m. Oct. 14
— Sunshine Brooks Theatre, “World Rhythms” multicultural concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 16
— St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, “Global Spirit” concert of liturgical music at 2 p.m. Oct. 17
— MiraCosta Concert Hall, “Opera, Aria Coming?” an evening of scenes from favorite light operas at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22
— Peryi Lawn, Mission San Luis Rey, Big Band with Tom Morrow and the Oceanside Society Orchestra at 2 p.m. Oct. 24