Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Sept. 29)


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

Art Lounge on 101

Art Journaling (Saturday, Oct. 1-Sunday, Oct. 2): This House of Voodoo 2-day workshop runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 1 and 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 2 at Art Lounge on the 101, 816 S. Coast Highway 101. Cost is $135.

Mini Book of Shadows (Sunday, Oct 2): Roxanne Cable teaches mixed media and book arts from 1 to 4 p.m. Cost is $85.

For more information about these and all classes at Art Lounge on 101, visit or call 858-442-8666.


Dust off your lederhosen as the Encinitas Chamber of Commerce presents Oktoberfest on Sunday, Oct. 2 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The day includes a parade at noon and a family fun zone complete with children’s games and family oriented activities. The Bluebird Band and Gemuetlichkeit Alpine dancers will perform and authentic German food and beer is available from national and local breweries.

Location is Mountain Vista Drive and El Camino Real and more info can be found at

Family Fun Day: Our Changing Climate

Kids can uncover cool mysteries while exploring their natural world and learning fun ways that we can be stewards of our lands, air, and water at the free event Sunday, Oct. 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy.

Co-presented by Co-presented by the Conservancy and County Parks and Recreation, Family Fun Days, featuring crafts, hands-on exhibits and TRACK Trails touring guides are the first Sunday of each month.

First Sunday Music Series: MandoBasso

On Sunday, Oct. 2, the Friends of the Encinitas Library present a concert by MandoBasso, a duo featuring Gunnar Biggs on bass and Bill Bradbury on mandolin. After the doors open at 1:30 p.m., MandoBasso’s performance will include original compositions with some traditional tunes, classical music, jazz and ragtime.

The concert is free to the public but seating is limited to the chairs available in the Community Room of the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Dr. For more information, call 760-753-7376.

Bollywood dancing for adults

On Sundays Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, from 4 to 5 p.m., Bollywood Steps instructor Payal Nanavati will teach a fusion of Indian and Western dance styles that provides a cardio workout. Cost is $60 per month and all levels are welcome.

Location is the Performing Arts Workshop, 1465 Encinitas Blvd, Suite A102 and more information is available by calling 215-327-8691.

Community talk: Envisioning Encinitas

A fundraiser for Tasha Boerner Horvath’s City Council campaign, the candidate is inviting the public for a panel discussion on economic development in Encinitas on Monday, Oct. 3.

From 6 to 8 p.m. that night, at the Priority Public House, 576 N Coast Highway 101, a panel of well-known local entrepreneurs and investors will discus what the city can do to support business development, innovation and entrepreneurship in Encinitas.

For more information, visit

World Animal Day at the library

Join KPBS and the Encinitas Library on World Animal Day (Tuesday, Oct. 4) for a special One Book, One San Diego 10th Anniversary event with 2009 featured author, Diane Ackerman, who wrote “The Zookeeper’s Wife.”

Starting at 6:30 p.m. guests will enjoy an author presentation, followed by a book signing and reception with complimentary refreshments and live music.

The event is free, and copies of Ackerman’s books will be on sale.

La Paloma Theatre

Now Showing: Café Society, 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.

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 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

Surfing Madonna Beach Run

Join thousands of runners and walkers Saturday, Oct. 15, for the Surfing Madonna Beach Run,located in the heart of Encinitas, on the sands of Moonlight Beach. The entire course curves along the waters’ edge and covers some of the most scenic beaches in North County San Diego. Voted Top 5 “Best 5K/10K/15K” in the country by Competitor Magazine in 2015. Race day registration runs 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information and race times, visit

Beans & Greens Cook-off and Faire

The San Dieguito Heritage Museum’s eighth annual Beans & Greens Cook-off and Faire (formerly the Lima Bean Festival) is set for Saturday, Oct. 8 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Museum, 450 Quail Gardens Drive.

Lima Bean ice cream, cake, cookies, dips and many other exciting dishes have been created for previous contests. With today’s emphasis on healthy eating and vegetarian fare, the recipe ingredients have been expanded to include any type of beans and/or greens.

The event is free and kid friendly. For more information or to buy pre-event tickets, visit or call 760-632-9711.

River Valley Fest to be held Oct. 9

Acclaimed singer-songwriter, multi-platinum composer and North County resident Jack Tempchin will be the featured musical entertainment at the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy’s (SDRVC) seventth Annual River Valley Fest, “Passion for the Park,” celebrating the Conservancy’s 30th Anniversary, on Sunday, Oct. 9, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. Tempchin will be performing his well-known hits as well as songs from his new album.

For more information, visit

Rancho Coastal Human Society Second Chances fundraiser

The Rancho Coastal Humane Society’s Celebration of Second Chances “Planning for the Future: A Groundbreaking Celebration” will be held on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Del Mar Country Club located at 6001 Clubhouse Drive, Rancho Santa Fe.

Tickets can be purchased online at or call 760-753-6413.