Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Nov. 11)

The Crucible at LCC

The La Costa Canyon theatre program is presenting The Crucible, directed by Brad Golden, for an eight-show run that began Nov. 9.

Upcoming shows included Nov. 11 at 7 p.m, Nov. 12 at 1 and 7 p.m. and Nov. 16-18 at 7 p.m. at LCC, 1 Maverick Way in Carlsbad.

Tickets, which are available at or at the door, cost $12 for adults, $9 for children or students and $7 for LCC students with ASB card.

Lux Art Institute

Creative Nights (Friday, Nov. 11): Embrace the Encinitas community’s strong surf culture with Chris Burkard from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Lux Art Institute’s Education Pavilion, 1578 S. El Camino Real. All Ages are welcome and the cost it $25.

Youth workshops (Sunday, Nov. 13): An exciting day of workshops where students will explore the exhibition and learn photography basics with Chris Burkard, with toddlers and kids ages 5-8 invited from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and ages 9-17 going from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Lux Education Pavilion. Cost is $40 for members, $45 for guests.

For more information, visit or call 760-436-6611.

Cardiff Surf Classic Block Party

Enjoy live music by local legends The Red Fox Tails and Hazmatt Reggae, live mural art by Skye Walker and Marissa Quinn, T-shirt screen printing by FWD Screenprinting, Bump Coffee cart, Moonage food truck, Sambazon Acai Bowls and a Lost Abbey beer lounge at the Cardiff Surf Classic Block Party on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 1 to 6 p.m.

Hosted by the Cardiff 101 Mainstreet Association the event is at Patagonia, 2185 San Elijo Avenue, with a suggested donation of $15.

For more information, visit

Art Lounge on 101

Meaningful Mandalas (Friday, Nov. 11): Instructor Jennifer Hardy will help artists from all levels create intricate works of art that look complicated, but are often made up of familiar, simple shapes, lines and symbols. The class runs from 6 to 9 p.m. at Art Lounge on 101, 816 S. Coast Hwy 101. Cost is $45 with refreshments provided.

Art Journaling: Illustrated Mini Portraits (Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 12-13): This two-day workshop (Nov. 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Nov. 13, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) with instructor Roxanne Cable is good for all levels. Cost of $185 includes some materials.

For more information, visit or call 858-442-8666.

Olivenhain Arts and Crafts Fair

On Saturday, Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., more than 90 artists and crafters will be showcasing jewelry, artwork, scarves, gifts for teachers, baby items and more at the Olivenhain Town Meeting Hall, 423 Rancho Santa Fe Road.

This free event is the perfect opportunity to buy holiday gifts and more information is available at

Skateboarding clinic

Girls ages 5-18 are invited to Skate Rising, a skateboarding clinic provided by SkateXS and the Academy and presented by Exposure Skate on Saturday, Nov. 12.

The free event — which runs from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Encinitas Community Park Skate Plaza, 425 Santa Fe Drive — also features guest motivational speaker Cary Williams, an Olympic boxing coach who started the Too Pretty movement.

There will be snacks, drinks and a raffle and more information is available at

Elks Lodge Veterans Day event Nov. 12

The Encinitas Elks Lodge will celebrate Veterans Day with a 1940s-themed dinner, dance show and ceremonies saluting local veterans and active military on Saturday, Nov. 12.

Highlights of the evening, which begins at 5 p.m. at Elks Lodge 2243, will be live entertainment by the Santa Fe Christian Dance Troop, a Tri-Tip dinner done by local BBQ competition winners and presentations of donations to Semper Fi Fund and Veterans Research Alliance.

The public is invited to show gratitude by sponsoring a dinner for an active military member. Dinner and the show cost $20. For more information, visit, send an email to or call 760-753-2243.

Hutchins Consort family concert

The Hutchins Consort presents a musical journey to faraway places, exploring the music of other cultures on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 11 a.m.

The free concert is at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Visit for more information.

Backyard composting workshop

The Solana Center presents a workshop where attendees can learn the basics of backyard composting and vermicomposting from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 12 at Sunshine Gardens, 155 Quail Gardens Drive.

Cost is $10 for Encinitas residents and $15 for nonresidents and all participants will receive a 10 percent off coupon for Sunshine Gardens and a gallon of worm compost tea.

For more information, visit

San Diego Asian Film Festival

The San Diego Asian Film Festival comes to Encinitas on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 1 to 10 p.m. at the La Paloma Theater, 471 S. Coast Hwy 101.

Movies shown will be Voice From The Heart (1 p.m.), Mele Murals (3:25 p.m.), Run Off (5:30 p.m.) and Call of Heroes (8:10 p.m.).

Cost is $9 for Pac-Arts members or $12 for nonmembers and more information is at

‘Economic Forecast’ topic at Building Industry Association Annual Dinner

The Building Industry Association will hold its Annual Dinner and Political Leaders Reception on Nov. 17 at the Sheraton Carlsbad, 5480 Grand Pacific Drive.

The event topic will be “Economic Forecast” and feature guest speaker Eugenio Aleman, Ph.D., Director and Senior Economist, Wells Fargo Securities. Cost is $95 for BIA members and $115 for nonmembers.

For more information, contact Danielle Grommersch at 858-514-7020 or

High school short film finalists

A free screening of the three 2016 La Costa Film Festival high school short film competition finalists is set for Saturday, Nov. 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Encinitas Library.

The screening will be followed by a Q & A session with filmmakers and festival team members for film buffs and aspiring young filmmakers to learn how a film festival works.

More information is available by calling 760-753-7376 or visiting

Storytime Salon

Bring the family and hear local authors read passages from their books while pianists perform music inspired by the stories at An Afternoon of Music and Words on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. at the Encinitas Library.

Led by Dr. Virginia Loh-Hagan, this month’s theme is Celebration of Women with author Kathleen Krull and music by Handel, plus spirituals, patriotic songs and music from Broadway.

For more information, visit or call 760-753-7376.

Coastal Club at Temple Solel

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, the JFS Coastal Club at Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester Ave., has a day of free events open to all seniors.

Wendy Holmstrom hosts an 11 a.m. creative writing showcase called “Memoir and Self-expression,” which will give participants the opportunity to work on memoirs, while others may work on other creative endeavors.

That will be followed by the noon movie — Barbershop: The Next Cut. Enjoy a snack from the Cozy Café while you watch the movie.

Free foreign film

San Elijo Life presents a French film (with English subtitles) “The Other Son” dealing with Israel and Palestine from 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18 at the San Elijo Campus of MiraCosta College, 3333 Manchester Ave. in Room 204.

The showing is free and more information is available by sending a message to

San Dieguito Art Guild Holiday Bazaar

Shoppers can find one-of-a-kind handmade items from local artists at the San Dieguito Art Guild’s Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive.

The event will feature a silent auction of artworks as well as lunchtime snacks and afternoon sweet treats like hot apple cider and coffee break bites.

Admission to the Bazaar, refreshments and parking are all free.

Families Make History: ThanksHangings

In November, the San Dieguito Heritage Museum celebrates the blessings and abundance in our lives using branches, paper, strings, paint, glitter and imagination to create a fun hanging featuring drawings and words that represent the people, places and things for which you are grateful.

The free event runs from noon to 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday at the Heritage Museum, 450 Quail Gardens Drive. For more information, call 760-632-9711 or visit

La Paloma Theatre

Now Showing: Harry and Snowman, A Man Called Ove, Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Tickets: $10, $9 (cash only). 471 Coast Hwy. 101. Show Times 760-436-7469.

Bite San Diego

Savor an array of bites at the area’s top restaurants along historical Highway 101, with stops at the Self-Realization Fellowship Meditation Gardens and Encinitas boathouses, on the Bite San Diego walking food tour.

Tour is on Saturdays, Nov. 12 and 19, from 2 to 5 p.m. and coast is $47.

For more information, visit or call 619-634-8476.

Sheriff’s Coffee with the Community

On Nov. 16, the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station is hosting a Coffee with the Community event from 8 to 10 a.m.

The public will have a chance to chat with the station’s command staff, deputies and Crime Prevention Specialist and exchange ideas and concerns over a free cup of coffee at the McDonald’s at the Encinitas Towne Center, 1064 N El Camino Real.

Story Spinning

On Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 12 and 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Jan Phillips presents Harvesting Your Life Events & Harnessing Their Power at the California Center for Creative Renewal, 1905 Crest Drive.

Using music, poetry and writing, Phillips will guide participants as they evolve into a mindset of oneness and gratitude. Cost is $225.

For more information, call 760-436-3310 or visit

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