Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (April 13)


Brat and Beer Fest

Olivenhain Town Council presents the 46th annual Brat and Beer Fest on April 29. The day, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Olivenhain Meeting Hall, 423 Rancho Santa Fe Road, will include local craft beers, wine, soda and authentic German brats. For more information, visit

Theatre Dybbuk’s Lost Tribes

Inspired by the stories of the lost tribes of Israel, Theatre Dybbuk presents a full-length theatrical work, rich in movement, original music, and lyrical language, that relates ancient mythological and tribal narratives to contemporary questions of integration, appropriation, and belonging. The performances take place April 14 at 7 p.m. and April 15 at 6 p.m. at The Hive at Leichtag Commons, 441 Saxony Road. For more information, call 760-479-6516.

Day of Mindfulness with Christie Turner

Join the Center for Creative Renewal, 1905 Crest Drive, for a day of meditation and mandala making, of body awareness and deep inner stillness on April 13 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Christie Turner will give dharma talks on the spring season as well as guided meditations both sitting and walking. For more information, call 760-436-3310.

Large animal evacuation forum

Join the City of Encinitas, Olivenhain Town Council, San Dieguito Riders and Encinitas Trails Coalition as they facilitate a positive dialog between goverment agencies, organizations, and our local community regarding future large animal evacuations on April 21 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Olivenhain Meeting Hall, 423 Rancho Santa Fe Road. The San Diego County Department of Animal Services, San Diego Humane Society, CalFire and Encinitas Fire have been invited to participate. Laura Ward, Deputy Director of the County Department of Animal Services will present on how large animal owners can be prepared in an emergency. In addition, each agency will explain their role in a fire evacuation and how a large animal owner can be prepared. For more information and to register, visit

Foreign film: ‘Heat and Dust’

LIFE San Elijo will screen this film on April 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. on the San Elijo Campus of MiraCosta College, 3333 Manchester Avenue in room 204. The plot follows two intertwined stories. The first is set in the 1920s and deals with an illicit affair between Olivia, the beautiful young wife of a British colonial official, and an Indian Nawab. The second, set in 1982, deals with Anne, Olivia’s great-niece, who travels to India hoping to find out about her great-aunt’s life, and while there also has an affair with an Indian man. English, rated R. For more information, email

Poetry slam

The 101 Artists’ Colony and Full Moon Poets will present its next La Paloma Poetry Slam on the Full Moon April 29 at the Historic La Paloma Theatre in Downtown Encinitas (471 S. Coast Highway 101). Admission at the 400 seat La Paloma is free. The slam begins at 7 p.m. but poets wishing to enter should be at the theatre front door at the 6 p.m.

For interested poets, all names will be placed in the famous popcorn bucket and the first 12 names pulled will be the line-up for the night. There are three elimination rounds going from 12 poets to eight and the final three for the last round. Prize money collected from the audience will go to the finalists. No props, musical instruments, costumes or recorded music allowed. Poets need three of their original poems that do not exceed three minutes each. Any questions ask at

Concert Fundraiser: Peter Sprague and Leonard Patton

Come and enjoy a music-filled evening and support a great cause at the Center for Creative Renewal, 1905 Crest Drive. Proceeds go to support the monks of the Gaden Shartse Monastery. To RSVP, call 760-436-3310.

The Hutchins Consort: Saturday Matinee

Enjoy a free family concert with the eight violins. hear a variety of music that is sure to please and delight on April 14 at 11 a.m. at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. For more information, visit

Earth Month Recycled Collage

April is Earth Month. Create a fun and environment-friendly recycled art project, a three-dimensional collage every Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at the San Dieguito Heritage Museum, 450 Quail Gardens Drive. Using recycled materials, such as cardboard, paper, bottle caps, fabric, newspaper, paint, some bling, and of course your imagination. For more information, visit or call 760-632-9711.

Discussion: Traveling Light and Easy

Is travel or backpacking in your future plans? Come learn how to pack lightly for a more enjoyable trip on April 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Join traveler and Camino trekker Amanda Schaffer as she offers tips on coordinating gear for any adventure, whether you’ll be exploring ancient trails or touring modern cities. For more information, call 760-753-7376.

Performing Arts for Teens and Adults with Autism

Positive Action Community Theatre (PACT) teaches theatre, dance and group singing workshops designed to teach social/communication skills to teens and young adults with autism. Volunteers are welcome. Pacthouse Players will perform Beyond Bullying on Saturdays in April from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at 535 Encinitas Boulevard. For more information, call 760-815-8512.

San Dieguito Art Guild/Off Track Gallery Artist Reception

Enjoy refreshments at the free reception which features exquisite jewelry by Guild artist Cheryl DeLain on April 14 from 4 to 7 p.m. at 937 South Coast Highway 101. All artwork in the Gallery will be 10 percent off the entire day. For more information, call 760-942-3636.

Heritage Ranch Jam

This acoustic open mic will feature talented Encinitas neighbors on April 15 and 29 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Heritage Ranch, 450 Quail Gardens Drive. For more information, visit

La Paloma Theatre

Now showing: Bombshell: The Lefy Lamarr Story, The Greatest Showman Sing-Along, Annihilation and Rocky Horror Picture Show. 471 Coast Hwy. 101. For show times, call 760-436-7469.

SDA Foundation Golf Tournament

SDA Foundation’s Inaugural Golf Tournament. Friday, April 20, 1 p.m.-Shotgun start, 5 p.m. BBQ. Emerald Isle Golf Course, Oceanside. $85 per person, $300 per foursome. Hit the links in support of San Dieguito High School Academy students. Price includes green fees with cart and BBQ dinner after. Tickets: Info:, 760-753-1121, x5085.

Carlsbad Spring Shop Hop

The Carlsbad Village Association (CVA) will hold its 2nd Annual Spring Shop Hop on Saturday, April 21, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Carlsbad Village. Check-in begins at 3 p.m. at the CVA welcome table located on the corner of State Street and Grand Avenue.

The event will feature shopping specials and discounts, merchant hospitality, light refreshments, food sampling, live music and a chance to win wonderful gifts from local Carlsbad Village businesses. More than $1,500 worth of prizes will be given away. Visit

‘April in Bloom’ at The Forum Carlsbad

Spring is in the air at The Forum Carlsbad, 1923 Calle Barcelona, and to celebrate, the center is hosting a nine-day public celebration called “April in Bloom.” From April 21 to 29, a variety of entertaining activities and shopping opportunities await visitors. Visit visit

Earth Day Planting at River Path Del Mar

San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy volunteers removed over 800 yards of ice plant at the River Path Del Mar at the Dec. 31, 2017 New Year’s Resolution Restoration event.

Now, join the Conservancy April 21 from 9 a.m.-noon as it continues to restore this beautiful area at the San Dieguito Lagoon with native plants. Just bring your enthusiasm and sweat equity. Visit or register at Phone: 858-755-6956.


Walking Tour of Historic Encinitas

The Encinitas Historical Society will hold a free walking tour of Historic Encinitas on Saturday, April 21. The tour, which is led by an Encinitas Historical Society volunteer, begins at 10 a.m. in the classroom of the 1883 Schoolhouse, located at 390 West F Street.

The tour provides participants with interesting facts about Encinitas’ history, including how Encinitas came to be known as the “Flower Capital.” Attendees will also learn why early settlers came to town in the 1880s and hear interesting anecdotes about the early owners of many historic buildings. They will learn about Encinitas’ first “recycler,” Miles Kellogg, who built many buildings in the 1920s including the iconic boathouses—the most photographed buildings in Encinitas.

The tour finishes around noon. For more information about the walking tour, call the Encinitas Historical Society President Carolyn Cope at (760) 753-4834.

Queen Bee Market Spring Expo to support Food Bank

Cushman San Diego Food Bank Queen Bee Market, the popular urban-style market, has partnered with the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank to host a food and fundraising drive at the bi-annual shopping event held at Del Mar Fairgrounds on Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21.  

The San Diego Food Bank will have a booth at Queen Bee Market, where representatives from the local nonprofit will collect monetary donations and non-perishable goods, such as canned tuna, canned chicken, canned fruit, peanut butter, beans, cereal and more. Queen Bee Market shoppers may also donate through the online virtual food drive.

For more information, visit 

Father Joe’s Villages Gala to benefit children in need 

 Father Joe’s Villages invites the community to create a better tomorrow for local children at its 2018 Children’s Charity Gala: Up, Up and Away on May 5 at the historic U.S. Grant Hotel. Father Joe’s Villages will honor four community leaders who serve neighbors experiencing poverty and homelessness. The gala will raise funds for Father Joe’s Villages’ therapeutic childcare center and other services for children and families.

The evening will begin with a VIP reception at 5 p.m., followed by a 6 p.m. social hour and silent auction with hosted bar and entertainment. The event will also feature an exquisite dinner and program, including a live auction and dancing to San Diego’s favorite band, Atomic Groove.

Tickets and sponsorships are available at or by calling 1-800-HOMELESS.

Date Night for a Cause Rady benefit

North Coast Auxiliary of Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego will hold Date Night for a Cause to benefit Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego. The event will be held Friday, April 27, from 5-8 p.m. at the Belly Up in Solana Beach (143 S. Cedros Avenue).

Enjoy a casual date-night setting featuring happy hour specials, food, and drinks, live music by Atomic Groove and more. Tickets are $75 for Early Birds at or $95 at the door. All proceeds benefit Rady Children’s Hospital. For more information, contact Amy Durazo at (858) 966-8089 or Visit  

Del Mar National Horse Show 

Steeped in tradition and a rich history of showcasing some of the most exciting and prestigious world-class equestrian competitions in the United States – the 73rd Del Mar National Horse Show is gearing up for its best show yet April 17-May 6 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The iconic three-week event brings together many of the most accomplished, athletic and revered horse and rider teams to compete for coveted trophies. Visit  

AAUW North County to host Public Policy Forum 

The Del Mar-Leucadia Branch of the American Association of University Women presents a Public Policy Forum and call to “Fact-Based Action” on Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Encinitis Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Dr., Encinitis 92024, The forum will feature an outstanding panel of speakers, including Kathy Harper, speaking on AAUW-CA Public Policy Priorities for 2018-2020; Anne Omsted, president of the League of Women Voters of North County, speaking on the Make It Fair Initiative endorsed by LWVCA to fund schools by revising Prop 13; Jennifer Lonbom, activist with Never Again California speaking on how to create a movement on an issue like Gun Violence/Gun Control; Elizabeth Brady, director of Voter Service, LWVNC, speaking on how to get out the vote and changes in voting procedures. Question and answer time will be allotted and the public is welcome. Light refreshments will be served. 

For more information, visit The Del Mar-Leucadia branch is a 501 ( c ) nonprofit corporation.