Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Sept. 23)


Cornucopia exhibit at Botanic Garden
Cornucopia, a botanic art exhibit of edible plants by members of the Botanical Art Guild of Southern California, begins Friday, Sept. 23 and runs through Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at the San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. The exhibit is free with paid admission or membership.

Thirty-nine pieces of art from 18 different artists from the Southern California Botanical Art Guild will celebrate the diversity of plant life that humans use for food, beverages and to enhance the flavor of their favorite cuisine. A reception for artists on Sept. 23 from 3 to 6 p.m. is included with paid admission to the Garden. For more information, visit

West African dance

Learn from L.A. choreographer Kara Mack, who performed at this year’s Grammy Awards, at this Friday, Sept. 23 class, which is accompanied by live percussion.

Class runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Dance North County, 533 Encinitas Blvd. St. 100, and the cost is $15. For more information, visit or call 760-402-7229.

NCPS photography exhibition

The North County Photographic Society is hosting its 21st annual Members’ Photography Exhibition through Oct. 29 at the Encinitas Library Community Room, 540 Cornish Dr.

Ninety-one professionally judged images in eight categories from 47 artists will be on display for the viewing public during library hours, Monday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday/Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

On Saturday, Sept. 24, a free artist reception will go from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Community Room. The event will feature appetizers, live classical music and a chance to speak with the artists.

Echophonic Band to perform at SDA water polo fundraiser

The San Dieguito Academy boys water polo team is holding its annual Parents’ Night Out fundraiser at Cardiff Beach Bar @ Tower 13 on Friday, Sept. 30, from 7 to 11 p.m. A San Dieguito Academy Foundation-sponsored event, the fundraiser will feature live music by Echophonic, a local cover band, starting at 8 p.m. Proceeds will help fund pool rental.

Cardiff Beach Bar @ Tower 13 is graciously supporting the team as, in addition to providing the talented band, it is donating a percentage of food sales. This, coupled with a suggested $15 donation at the door, should go a long way in helping the Mustang boys water polo team.

Cardiff Beach Bar @ Tower 13 is located at 2633 South Coast Highway 101 in Cardiff. For more information, visit

For questions regarding the Parents’ Night Out fundraiser send an email to For more information on Echophonic, visit

Cabaret Caccia

Hear jazz, funk and laid back ballads in arrangements of songs by Cole Porter performed by vocalist Rebecca Jade and the Peter Sprague Quintet on Sunday, Sept. 25 with table seating and candle light at the Encinitas Library.

Concert is at 7 p.m. but come early to enjoy complimentary wine on the patio at sunset (6:15 p.m.). Tickets are $20 at or $25 at the door.

For more information, visit

Art Lounge on the 101

On. Saturday, Sept. 24, Cliff Oliver will teach Visual Storytelling Photography from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Art Lounge on 101, 816 S. Coast Hwy 101. Cost is $55.

Later that night, instructors will demonstrate technique, with crowd participation, at the Art Lounge on 101 anniversary celebration. Running from 5 to 9 p.m., this free event features live music and refreshments.

On Sunday, Sept. 25, work on a Mosaic Tray with Diane Ziegler from 2 to 6 pm. Cost is $76.

For more information on these and other Art Lounge on 101 classes, visit

La Paloma Theatre

Now Showing: Money Monster, Sing Street, Rocky Horror Picture Show. Tickets: $10, $9 (cash only). 471 Coast Hwy. 101. Show times 760-436-7469.

Coastal Club

It’s a morning of fun events on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at the Coastal Club, 3575 Manchester Ave.

After Cozy Café at 9:30 a.m., Fit and Flexible with Danyll begins at 10 a.m. The 11 a.m. showcase is Celebration! The Music Doctor: Yiddish and Latin Music. Tommy Gannon and Yochanan Sebastian Winston (aka “The Music Doctor”) bring a delightful program of wonderful Jewish tunes and songs from the Great American Songbook.

Entertainment and a lunch of Chicken Cacciatore cost $5 each. To reserve a spot, please call 868-674-1123 by 8 a.m. that day.

SDA presents “Boy Meets Girl: A Young Love Story”

San Dieguito Academy will present Sam Wolfson’s production of “Boy Meets Girl: A Young Love Story,” starting Lawrynce Cecio as Sam and Thea Farber as Katie, on Thursday Sept. 29 (4 p.m.), Friday, Sept. 30 (7 p.m.) and Saturday, Oct. 1 (7 p.m.) at the Clayton E. Liggett Theater on campus, 800 Santa Fe Dr.

Following “Boy Meets Girls” and a short intermission, audiences will be delighted by a handful of short performance pieces, all centering around the theme of love.

Tickets ($5 for students and $10 for adults) can be purchased in front of the theater at lunch, at the door, or by visiting

Free foreign film

San Elijo Life presents a free showing of the polish film “Ida” on Friday, Sept. 30 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Sa Elijo Campus of the MiraCosta College, 3333 Manchester Ave., room 204. In Polish with English subtitles, the PG-13 movies centers around a young nun in 1960s Poland. For more information, send an email to

Orchid clinic

On Saturday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the San Diego Botanic Garden presents an orchid clinic featuring four great education sessions.

Free with paid admission or Garden membership — or for card-carrying members of the American Orchid Society and the Southern California Society — attendees can learn how to select, grow and care for their orchids from local, expert orchid growers. Local orchid vendors will be on hand selling orchids and also available to answer your questions.

Speakers include, Alex Nadzan from the Palomar Orchid Society (Orchid Basics 101 at 10 a.m.), Nico Goosens from Lico Orchids and Flowers (How to buy Orchids at 11 a.m.), Deborah Halliday from the San Diego County Orchid Society (Maintaining, repotting & reblooming your phalaenopsis orchid at 1 p.m.) and Paul Tuskes from the San Diego County Orchid Society (Growing Orchids Outdoors in Southern California at 1 p.m.).

Worldwide photo walk

The Encinitas Library will participate in the ninth annual Worldwide Photo Walk, which set for Saturday, Oct. 1 in thousands of cities around the world.

Up to 50 people may register for the two-hour Downtown Encinitas & Beach View Walk — featuring the 1883 Schoolhouse, Boathouses, La Paloma Theater, D Street Beach Overlook, and the unique storefronts, architecture and colorful murals of downtown — which will begin at 12:45 p.m. in the library’s Community Room.

Throughout the country, walkers meet up at pre-designated locations to spend a few hours socializing, capturing images and sharing with like-minded people. At the end of the photo walk, most groups convene to share their images and experiences over refreshments. The event is free, but online pre-registration is required at

Live music: Robert Disanto

San Diego-based solo acoustic Jazz/Flamenco guitarist Robert Disanto will present a free dinner show at the American Legion Post 416, 210 West F. Street. The show runs Saturday, Sept. 24, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 760-753-5674.

Scream Zone returns

The Scream Zone, San Diego County’s largest Halloween haunt, invites everyone to come and experience the supernatural and sinister scarefest for half-price on opening night, Friday, Sept. 30 at the Del Mar “Scaregrounds.” The Scream Zone returns for its 18th year, located deep in the west corner of the dark and secluded Del Mar “Scaregrounds.” The Scream Zone runs Sept. 30-Oct. 2, Oct. 6-9, Oct. 13-1, and Oct. 19-31. For more information, visit

Oktoberfest to be held Sept. 25

The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe will host a Bavarian-style Oktoberfest celebration on Sunday, Sept. 25 from 3 to 7 p.m. This family event will feature a Biergarten, live music, German faire and a kids zone. Visit

Job Fair and Open House

Looking for a job? Classic Mitsubishi, the YMCA, Pick Up Stix and the California Conservation Corps will be among the dozen companies and organizations on hand for a MiraCosta College Job Fair set for Sept. 28 at the Community Learning Center at 1831 Mission Avenue in Oceanside. The job fair will run 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 28. On Oct. 8 from noon to 4 p.m., the Community Learning Center will hold an open house with free food, music, kids’ activities and a wealth of resources. Among the community organizations on hand will be Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County, the Job Corps, North County Health Services, Vista Community Clinic, the Arc of San Diego and more. For information, call 760-795-8710.

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