Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Nov. 4)

Positive Action Community Theatre (PACT)

On Saturday, Nov. 5 from 2:30 to 5 p.m., the Positive Action Community Theatre (PACT) will present Performing Arts for Teens and Adults with Autism.

The improvisational theatre, choreographed dance and group singing workshops are designed to teach life skills and provide a supportive community. The event costs $20 (though scholarships are available) and will be at 535 Encinitas Boulevard, Ste. 101.

Additionally, PACT’s annual showcase — where residents may join the PACT community for sing-alongs, individual and small group performances and a dance performance — is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. Location information is available at 760-815-8512.

For more information about the workshop or the showcase, send a message to

COASTER Holiday Express

North County Transit District presents the COASTER Holiday Express, which departs from the Oceanside Transit Center and takes children and families on an approximately 65-minute non-stop round-trip adventure to Solana Beach and back. During the event, passengers will experience a decorated train complete with carolers and a visit from Santa Claus and his friends.

Because of increased demand, NCTD has added a third train for the Dec. 10 event, and tickets went on sale Nov. 3.

Trains run at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. and cost is $10 per ticket. For more information, visit

The Drowsy Chaperone auditions

The Ovation Theatre is seeking strong actors, singers and dancers for it production of The Drowsy Chaperone.

The initial auditions are Friday, Nov. 4 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. Callbacks will run from 2 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6 at the Performing Arts Workshop.

For more information, visit or call 760-487-8568.

Nathan Hubbard and Skeleton Key Quartet concert

The next installment of Leucadia 101’s After Hours Sessions is a Friday, Nov. 4 concert by Encinitas native and San Diego Music Award winner Nathan Hubbard, who presents a guitar-heavy quartet playing music from his release, Furiously Dreaming.

Light refreshments provided at the event, which runs from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive.

Tickets, which cost $12 at the door ($11 for students/seniors) and $10 in advance, can be purchased at

Art Lounge on 101

There are three exciting classes scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 5 at Art Lounge on 101, 816 S. Coast Highway 101.

Instructor Amanda Letscher presents Indigo Fabric Dyeing from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the cost of $68 including materials.

From to 2 to 5 p.m. instructor Shawna Leslie will teach a Vintage Jewelry workshop, which costs $79.

For the cost of $72 plus $15 for materials (please bring cash payment to class), Paige Perkins will give instruction on hanging a Succulent dish from 6 to 9 p.m.

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

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

Opening Reception: photographer Ana Phillips

Meet photographer Ana Phillips, enjoy refreshments and view her photos on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 1 to 4 p.m. at a free event at the Encinitas Community Center Gallery, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive.

Phillips’ photography presents nature etching its own designs and forms on the sand by the flow of tides and waves. Each form is unique and will be gone forever with the next tide.

For more information, call 760-943-2260 or visit

San Dieguito Academy Foundation’s Dinner, Dance and Auction

The San Dieguito Academy Foundation is celebrating its 80th anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 5 with its 20th annual Dinner, Dance and Auction from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at the Encinitas Community Center.

The $95 tickets include silent and live auction items, food and entertainment from SDA students such as live music from Toga Party. For more information, visit

Opening Reception: painter Amy Shamansky

Meet painter Amy Shamansky, enjoy refreshments and view her paintings on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 1 to 4 p.m. at a free event at the Encinitas Library Gallery, 540 Cornish Drive.

Shamansky’s acrylic paintings use layers of color and texture create a world of animal images that uniquely capture a vibrant, meaningful life.

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

Alexander Prokhorov Songs of Love concert

Alexander Prokhorov, the internationally known singer and pianist from Moscow and the grandson of A. Tolstoy, will perform songs from Broadway musicals, famous arias from opera, Jewish and American songs, and Russian romance and Gypsy songs on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m.

This concert, presented by Commonwealth Lyric Theater/Encinitas Ballet, is at the Encinitas Library with tickets going for $30 (adults) and $10 (child). For more information, visit or call 619-857-7359.

Virtuosi Concert Series: Irina Tseitlin and Patrick Dheur

The next installment of the Virtuosi USA Concert Series features violinist Irina Tseitlin and pianist Patrick Dheur performing Franck’s Violin Sonata in A Major and premiering their own works.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6 at the Encinitas Library, with tickets going for $30 and $20. For more information, visit or call 858-207-6967.

Coastal Club at Temple Solel

On Tuesday, Nov. 8 the JFS Coastal Club at Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester Ave., has a day of free events open to all seniors.

Cozy Cafe, where seniors can eat snacks, play games or read the paper while schmoozing with friends, starts the day at 9:30 a.m. and is followed by Fit and Flexible with Danyll at 10 a.m.

At 11 a.m., Lindsey Wagner presents a showcase titled “Character Evolving with Age. This is followed by the noon movie “Psycho” and a discussion of the film with Ralph DeLauro.

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.

Vista Hills Chorus

The Vista Hills Chorus (VHC), a local chapter of the Sweet Adelines, will present “Destination: Harmony” a concert set for Saturday, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. at Redeemer by the Sea Lutheran Church, 6600 Black Rail Road in Carlsbad.

VHC, which includes some members from Encinitas, will take the audience on a harmonious first class, early evening flight of music, laughter, fun and song.

Additionally, the chorus rehearsals are open to visitors, especially ladies who like to sing. Those rehearsals are Tuesday evenings (7 p.m.) at the Church of Christ, 926 Second Street in Encinitas. For more information, call 619-508-2480 or 760-943-8865.

Film Noir UnScripted’ at NC Rep Nov. 7

North Coast Rep Theatre in Solana Beach presents ‘Film Noir UnScripted’ on Monday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m.

The dark and seedy underbelly of Southern California in the 1940s and ‘50s is the setting for Film Noir UnScripted. Inspired by such authors as James M. Cain, Dashiell Hammett and La Jolla’s own Raymond Chandler, Impro Theatre cuts to the funny bone in this hard-boiled, completely improvised evening of seduction and murder.

For tickets and more information, visit

Laughing Pony Rescue to host concert

In the spirit of Veterans Day, Laughing Pony Rescue, Inc., is hosting a concert Sunday, Nov. 6, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Goat Hill Park in Oceanside to honor and support those who protect and serve this country – the members of the military, police and firefighters. Alex Woodard will be performing songs from his critically-acclaimed book and album series “For The Sender.”

The evening would not be complete without a demonstration from Leisa Tilley-Grajek and her K9 Guardians, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise and train German Shepherds as service dogs for the purpose of providing them to veterans of foreign or domestic wars that suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury and other service related disabilities. The concert is free to all members of the military, police and fire departments and their families. Concert tickets are available to all other community members for a $10 donation at the entrance. Donations made by Nothing Bundt Cakes in Del Mar.

Goat Hill Park is located at 2323 Goat Hill Drive in Oceanside. For more information, please contact Kathy Szeyller at

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