Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Oct. 21)


Music By The Sea: pianist Hung-Tao Lin

Taiwanese pianist and film composer Hung-Tao Lin, who has won top prizes in piano competitions in Taiwan and Vienna and has performed all over the world, Dr. Lin will perform Bach’s Partita No. 1 in B flat major and Liszt’s Masterwork, Années de pèlerinage: Deuxième année: Italie at the upcoming installment of Music by The Sea on Friday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m.

The concert, at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, costs $14, while a season pass is available for $105. Tickets are available at or at the door and more information is at

Art Lounge on 101

Ordinary to Extraordinary (Saturday, Oct. 22): Use ordinary papers and fabrics as element for art from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with instructor Shelley Watkins at Art Lounge on 101, 816 S. Coast Highway 101. Cost of $90 includes materials.

Mini Mosaic Jewelry Pendant (Sunday, Oct. 23): Students can choose from five to eight different style bezel designs to create pendants with instructor Yolanda Gutierrez from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $55.

Mosaic Tray (Sunday, Oct. 23): Workshop for beginners or experienced artists with Diane Ziegler from 2 to 6 p.m. Cost of $76 includes materials.

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

Bakery blood drive

On Saturday, Oct. 22, VG Donut & Bakery, 106 Aberdeen Drive, will host a San Diego Blood Bank Bloodmobile Drive from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Donors must be 17 and older (16 with parental consent), at least 114 pounds and in good health, and identification must be presented upon signing up to donate. It is recommended that donors consume an adequate meal and plenty of fluids prior to giving.

Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment for their convenience but walk-ins are also welcome. To schedule an appointment, call 619-469-7322 or visit

Bean Mosaic Halloween Monsters

On Saturdays and Sundays in October, the San Dieguito Heritage Museum presents Families Make History to celebrate the Lima bean-growing history of Encinitas with this free event.

From noon to 4 p.m. at 450 Quail Gardens Drive, use multicolored beans, art materials and imagination to create fun bean mosaic monsters and Halloween posters.

For more information, visit or call 760-632-9711.

Art n Soul on 101 anniversary

With proceeds benefiting the Community Resource Center, Art n Soul on 101 is honoring its artists and friends for loving and supporting original art, creativity and community at its 10th anniversary party.

Attendees can will enjoy music, food, drinks and art on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. at 633 S. Coast Highway 101.

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

The Hutchins Consort: Colors of Autumn

Hear music inspired by the season as Kartik Seshadri, sitar virtuoso, will perform his Concerto for Sitar, and Jeffrey Harrington’s haunting Song of R’lyeh at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21 at St. Andrew’s Church, 890 Balour Drive.

Tickets, which are available at or at the door, cost $20 (student/senior), $35 (adult) or $60 (family, 2 adults/2 kids).

Love The Dove Benefit Concert

On Saturday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. a concert featuring local musicians Jack Tempchin, Cindy Lee Berryhill, The Sham Saints, Darius Degher and guest Alex Woodard will be presented by 101 Artists and Ruthless Hippies at the La Paloma Theatre, 471 S. Coast Highway 101.

Proceeds will help restore the La Paloma Theatre.

Sukhot Harvest Festival

Coastal Roots Farm celebrates the harvest holiday Sukkot with a Sunday, Oct. 23 event that features chef demos, delicious food, pickling stations, home brewing, farm animals, tours, hands-on art, building edible bird houses and more, with reggae music by Lior Ben-Hur.

Suggested donation is $15 and 18 and under is free from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 800 Ecke Ranch Road. For more information or tickets, visit

North Coast Symphony: Symphonic Sampler concert

On Sunday, Oct. 23 at 2:30 p.m. at Seacoast Community Church, 150 Regal Road, this concert will feature selected movements from symphonies by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Schubert, Prokofiev, Bach, Haydn and Mozart. The conductor is Dan Swem.

Tickets are $10, $8 and $25/family max at the door. For more information, visit or 760-753-3003.

San Diego Baroque Soloists

The San Diego Baroque Soloists ensemble presents Shakespeare in Concert, with Matthew Locke’s The Tempest and Henry Purcell’s Suite from the Fairy Queen on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 3 p.m. at the Encinitas Library, with special guest actor James Newcombe, violinists Pierre Joubert and Healy Henderson, cellist Alex Greenbaum, and harpsichordist Alison Luedecke.

Tickets are $25 and $10 and available at the door, with more information at or 619-494-0415.

Russian Season By The Sea

A new series of concerts featuring outstanding Russian performers begins Sunday, Oct. 23 with soprano Victoria Sukareva and accordionist Artem Starchenko at the Encinitas Library.

At 7 p.m., they will perform a program of Russian romance music, operetta, and Ukrainian and Belorussian songs.

Cost is $30 at the door and more information is available at 619-857-7359.

La Paloma Theatre

Now Showing: Hell or High Water, The Beatles: 8 Days a Week-The Touring Years, Rocky Horror Picture Show. Tickets: $10, $9 (cash only). 471 Coast Hwy. 101. Show times 760-436-7469.

Family Forum at SDA

Parents and teens — Would you like to learn how to reduce your daily personal and family stress? You don’t want to miss out on this presentation.

Please join the San Dieguito High School Academy Foundation for “Managing Stress with Mindfulness,” a family forum on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at San Dieguito High School Academy, 800 Santa Fe Drive. The forum takes place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Media Center.

Distinguished speaker Lorraine Hobbs, MS. CHom, director of Family and Youth Programs, from the UCSD Center for Mindfulness, is presenting. RSVP to

North Coast Rep to host Tuesday Night Comics

North Coast Repertory Theatre will present Tuesday Night Comics, hosted by Mark Christopher Lawrence (MCL), on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Visit

Small Business 101 event

A group of experts will advise prospective owners about how to start a small business at this free event set for Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 3:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Encinitas Library.

Presentations will come from representatives from the San Diego Law Library and the city of Encinitas Business Registration Department as well as longtime Rancho Bernardo business attorney Pamela Kleinkauf, and questions from the audience will be encouraged.

Reservations are encouraged by calling 760-753-7376.

California gardening lecture

On Friday, Oct. 28, San Elijo Life is presenting a free lecture “California Dreaming: Gardening in California’s Mediterranean Climate” from Nan Sterman, co-producer and co-writer of A Growing Passion on KPBS and a San Diegio Union-Tribune columnist.

The event runs from 1 to 3 p.m. in Room 201 at the San Elijo Campus of MiraCosta College, 3333 Manchester Ave.

Sterman will discuss soil, rainfall, plants and techniques for creating productive and beautiful gardens that thrive in our climate. She will also show examples of gorgeous gardens in many different styles, all done with a Mediterranean plant palette.

For more information, send a message to

San Diego Botanic Garden

Cactus and Succulent Show & Sale (Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22-23): The Palomar Cactus and Succulent Society bring cacti and succulents from all over the world for show and sale at the San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 22 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 23. Judging will take place on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information, visit

Family Fall Festival (Saturday, Oct. 29): Scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Eucalyptus Grove, the Festival celebrates the season with Little Catbird’s kid-friendly live entertainment (from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) and fall-themed activities like pony rides, Halloween crafts, a petting zoo and a kids costume contest at 1 p.m. The O-Truck will offer a selection of delicious farm-to-table entrees. Free with paid admission or membership. For more information, visit

Cardiff book sale

The Friends of the Cardiff-by-the-Sea Library will host a one day, $3 per bag book sale on Saturday Oct. 29 on the Cardiff Library deck, 2081 Newcastle Avenue.

From 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., shoppers can fill a paper grocery bag with books from select tables for only $3 or purchase individual books for 25 cents each. All proceeds go to support the library and its programs.

For more information, visit or call 760-635-1000.

Bokashi composting workshop

On Saturday, Oct. 29, the Solana Center presents a food waste recycling workshop from 10 a.m. to noon at the Eco Container at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Attendees will learn how to recycle their food waste — keeping it out of the landfill and producing a finished product that will add nutrient-rich organic material to their garden and soil — through the Japanese art of Bokashi fermentation and composting.

Cost is $35 per person, and registration is available by calling 760-436-7986 Ext. 700 or visiting

Meet and greet to be held for local author Jake Heilbrunn

A meet and greet and book signing with Torrey Pines High School graduate and author Jake Heilbrunn will be held at Bliss101 on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. Refreshments and tasty treats will be served at 553 South Coast Hwy 101.

After four eye-opening, life-altering months in Central America, Heilbrunn came back with a whole new outlook on life, and the material for his first book, “Off the Beaten Trail.”

The book shares Heilbrunn’s story of overcoming a chronic skin condition and depression by taking an unexpected path: he dropped out of college at 18 and went on a solo backpacking trip through Central America despite his knowledge of Spanish language not reaching far past “Hola” and “Gracias.”

For more information on the book, visit Bliss101 is at 760-487-1900 and

Check out the city’s newsletter at for more information.