Encinitas events this week (July 13)

Betamaxx band
Betamaxx will perform July 15 at Moonlight Beach. Courtesy

101. For tickets and show times, visit

Summer Concerts by the Sea: Betamaxx

With their authentic ‘80s live music experience, this 7-piece group delivers a non-stop, nostalgia-filled, rock concert that keeps you dancing from beginning to end. On the sand at beautiful Moonlight Beach, bring blankets or beach chairs. No dogs or alcohol. Info (Parks, Rec. & Cultural Arts Dept.)

Sunday, July 15, 3-5 p.m. Moonlight Beach, 400 B Street. Free. 760-633-2740 or visit

Insect Festival at Botanic Garden

Aspiring entomologists are invited to San Diego Botanic Garden’s Insect Festival on Saturday and Sunday, July 21 – 22 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. This one-of-a-kind festival is sure to intrigue bug-devotees of all ages. The event features thousands of fascinating creepy-crawlies, including live lizards, snakes and the famous Madagascar hissing cockroaches. Local bug experts will be available for questions and several educational booths will instruct and entertain children and adults alike. This event is included with paid regular admission or membership. Children 12 and under are free. Visit

Catch Me If You Can at The Star Theatre Company

The Star Theatre Company will present Catch Me If You Can July 20-29.

Based on the hit film, starring Leonardo DeCaprio and Tom Hanks, and the incredible true story, Catch Me If You Can is the high-flying musical comedy about chasing your dreams and not getting caught! The musical first premiered on Broadway in March 2011 and was nominated for four Tony Awards. The historic Star Theatre is located at 402 North Coast Highway in Oceanside. Tickets are available at For special seating call 760-721-9983.

Encinitas and North Coast Democratic Club meeting

The Encinitas and North Coast Democratic Club will meet on July 14 at the Dove Library in Carlsbad from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Carmen Chavez, executive director, of Casa Cornelia Legal Center, is an attorney and immigration law expert who has appeared in national media outlets including MSNBC and the Washington Post. She will speak on “Immigration and the Devastating Impact of the Recent Changes Imposed by the Trump Administration.” Stephen Groce, chair of the San Diego Human Relations Commission, will speak on “SB54, Gun Violence in Schools, and the Current Administration’s Desire to leave the United Nations Human Rights Council.” Refreshments will be served. For more information, visit

Lux Reception and Artist Talk: Dave Persué

Book signing, live music, drinks, light hors d’oeuvres, and an engaging artist discussion in the garden. Emerging from the graffiti tradition, San Diego artist Dave Persue has innovated his style to intersect street and gallery aesthetics. He has an energetic, illustrative style, with great technical ability. In the late 80’s, he found himself irresistibly drawn to the world of graffiti.

Friday, July 13, 6-9 p.m. Lux Art Institute, 1550 South El Camino Real. Members free, guests $10. Visit

iPalpiti Festival: Virtuosi II

“His dazzling finger work, musicality, pizzicato and incredible cadenzas evoked the wizardry of Paganini.” Brooklyn Eagle

Tonight, the international music festival features award-winning young musicians from Italy. Duo de Acaniis, brother and sister Davide on violin and Sarah on piano, will show their virtuosity in music by Schubert, Janácek, and other works announced from the stage. (Parks, Rec. & Cultural Arts)

Friday, July 13, 7 p.m. reception on the patio, 7:30 p.m. concert. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. $20. 760-633-2746.

West African Dance

Led by Los Angeles performer, Daunte Fyall teaching the energetic moves from Guinea, Senegal and Mali. Live drumming accompanies class. Be prepared for a high-energy class accompanied by live percussion.

Friday, June 13 and 20, 7-8:30 p.m. Dance North County, Suite 100, 533 Encinitas Blvd. $15. 760-402-7229.

Park Dale Players: It Happened In The Hood!

Don’t miss this hip-hopping musical about how a ragtag group of friends fight back against the evil Mr. Guy Jantic who wants to turn their neighborhood into a parking lot.

Friday & Sat, July 13, 14, 27 & 28, 7 p.m. Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary School, 8000 Calle Acervo. $4. 760-672-3581.

Cancer prevention strategies lecture

Dr. Laura Goetz of Scripps Clinic will host a lecture on cancer prevention strategies, such as pre-cancerous stage screenings, on July 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive in La Jolla. For more information, call 1-800-SCRIPPS.

Create Your Own Talisman with Ellen Speert

Be empowered as you follow the path of the hero’s journey in creating your own mythic adventure. Through story telling, labyrinth walking, and art, we will conjure up unique creatures using wood, feathers, sea shells, beads, and other natural treasures. 7 CEUs. Saturday, July 14. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. California Center for Creative Renewal, 1905 Crest Drive. $95.

Families Make History: Uncle

Sam Hat

Join artist and musician Cici Artemisia every weekend for arts, crafts and a sing-along. July features fireworks/flag inspired patriotic painting of paper bags to create an Uncle Sam hat. This fun make and take project will inspire creativity in you and your family. The event takes place every Saturday and Sunday in July from noon to 4 p.m. at the Heritage Ranch, 450 Quail Gardens Drive. For more information,

Skate Rising

For girls, ages 4-18. Take part in a skate clinic and feel inspired and empowered. Learn about a need in the community and address the need through a community service project: bring sock donations for the homeless. Saturday, July 14, 9-11 a.m. Encinitas Community Park Skate Plaza, 425 Santa Fe Drive, Free.

The Great Outdoors Shabbat

Join The Hive and Coastal Roots Farm along with your friends and family for a picnic-style Shabbat. Bring a dinner, beverage, picnic blankets/chairs, and welcome Shabbat with a beautiful sunset in the great outdoors.

Friday, July 13, 5-7 p.m. Leichtag Commons Farm House Lawn, 441 Saxony Road. Free. Visit

iPalpiti Festival: Virtuosi III

Tonight, the international music festival features award-winning young musicians from Italy, Georgia, Russia and Korea. They will show their virtuosity in trios and quartets by Brahms and Auerbach. (Parks, Rec. & Cultural Arts)

Saturday, July 14, 7 p.m. reception on the patio, 7:30 p.m. concert. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. $20. 760-633-2746.

iPalpiti Festival: Virtuosi IV

Today, the international music festival concludes with award-winning young musicians from Italy, Georgia, Germany, Russia, Korea and USA. They will show their virtuosity in quintets by Dvorák and Ripper. (Parks, Rec. & Cultural Arts)

Sunday, July 15, 11:30 a.m. reception on the patio, 12 p.m. concert. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. $20. 760-633-2746.

Carlsbad Summer Job Fair

This is a great opportunity for those recent college graduates to begin their new career. Carlsbad Summer Job Fair will be held Thursday, July 19, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Holiday Inn Carlsbad, 2725 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, 92009. Parking is complimentary.

Job Opportunities include: Inside Sales Reps, Outside Sales Reps, Account Executives, Retail Managers, Account Managers, Insurance Sales, Customer Service, Technical Sales, Sales Managers, Pharmaceutical Sales, Telesales, Sales Trainer, Merchandiser, Mortgage Brokers, Financial.

Bring 10-15 resumes. Dress: Business professional. This is a free event for job seekers.

Region’s largest law enforcement hiring event July 24

The CA-San Diego Law Enforcement Hiring Expo, serving much of the Greater San Diego region, will be held on Tuesday, July 24, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Handlery Hotel San Diego, 950 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, 92108.

This job fair helps bring law enforcement agencies face-to-face with eager job seekers pursuing careers in the law enforcement industry. Job seekers will have time to meet with several agencies, all in the span of just a few hours. Job seekers are advised to come dressed for success and bring plenty of resumes.

To preregister or view the list of employers attending, visit

Bayside Summer Nights

For two nights, Rick Springfield (the voice behind “Jessie’s Girl,” “Love Somebody” and “Don’t Talk to Strangers”) performs as part of the Bayside Summer Nights concert series, 7:30 p.m. July 13-14 at Embarcadero Marina Park South, 200 Marina Park Way, downtown. Tickets from $27.

‘Frozen’ at JCompany Youth Theatre

Let it go, let it gooooooo! When their kingdom becomes trapped in perpetual winter, fearless Anna joins forces with mountaineer Kristoff and his reindeer sidekick to find Anna’s sister, Snow Queen Elsa, and break her icy spell. JCompany Youth Theatre will present a 60-minute production of Disney’s “Frozen,” adapted for middle school-aged students, matinee/evening weekends July 13-29 at Garfield Theater, Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive. Tickets $17-$25.

Shakespeare on Screen

As part of The Old Globe Theatre’s Summer Shakespeare Festival, the movie “Coriolanus” screens, 7 p.m. Monday, July 16 at the Shiley Stage, 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park, San Diego. It’s the 2011 adaptation of the Shakespeare work of the same name, directed by and starring Ralph Fiennes. Free. (619) 234-5623.