Encinitas event briefs June 14


Summer Fun on the 101
Walk, bike or skate to Leucadia Roadside Park with family and friends to hear nine live performances by local legends and up and coming musical talent. Plus children’s activities, opportunity drawings and the Swell Property Craft Beer Garden. Saturday, June 22, 12-7:40 p.m. 860 N Coast Hwy 101, Leucadia Roadside Park. Free. 760-436-2320,

Fairy Festival
Children (and parents) are invited to celebrate summer at the annual Fairy Festival at San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas on Saturday, June 22 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Fairy Festival features fairy-themed activities. Enjoy live performances by Ruth and Emilia and Twinkletime as well as food, coffee and dessert trucks. Visit

Wednesdays@Noon: Chamber Music | OC Young Artists
Featuring members of the Pre-College Program, the only pre-professional classical music training program of its kind in Southern California. These exceptional young musicians have recently been accepted to The Juilliard School and Eastman School of Music, among other conservatories around the country. The program will feature works by Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, and others. Info (Parks, Rec. and Cultural Arts Dept.) Wednesday, June 19, 12:00-12:50pm. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. 760-633-2746.

Film: Blue Mind
The groundbreaking film will share the often overlooked cognitive, emotional, physical, social, and spiritual benefits of being near, in, on, or under water. Discover the healing effect the ocean has on our brains and bodies. Thursday, June 20, 5-8 p.m. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free.

Encinitas Cruise Nights
Cruise downtown Encinitas to see hundreds of hot rods, Woodies and other classic and vintage vehicles and enjoy live music at several venues and find car clubs. All types and makes of classic vehicles, domestic and foreign, are welcome in any open street parking spaces. Thursday, June 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m. S. Coast Hwy 101 between D and K Streets. Free. 760-943-1950.

Thursday Family Fun Night

Families are invited to pack up the kids and enjoy some outdoor fun at San Diego Botanic Garden. Live, kid-friendly entertainment is provided each Thursday night from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, June 20, 6-7 p.m. San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens. $18, $10.

Expressive Arts Workshop: Power Sticks & Magic Wands

RSVP to join in and adorn dowels, branches, and twigs with fabrics, trims, wire, ribbons, clay, seashells, and a wide variety of embellishments as symbolic objects of empowerment, transformation, and tokens for your healing journey. Friday, June 21, 10 a.m.-12 p,m. UCSD Cancer Center, 1200 Garden View Road. Suggested donation $20 -$40. 858-735-5708.

West African Dance
Los Angeles dancer and choreographer, Jahana Blunt, will be teaching all levels. Accompanied by fabulous percussionists. Friday, June 21, 7-8:30pm. Dance North County, Suite 100, 533 Encinitas Blvd. $15, $12, $6. Info 760-402-7229.

Pacific View Volunteer Work Event
Many are busy rehabbing the buildings and remodeling the landscape. But help is needed at the next work party. Bring work gloves and closed toe shoes. (Encinitas Arts, Culture and Ecology Alliance) Saturday, June 22, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Pacific View, 390 West F Street. Free.

Kids! San Diego Poetry Annual Workshop
A free poetry writing workshop for school-age children, with snacks and supplies provided and an opportunity for publication in Kids! San Diego Poetry Annual! Registration is requested; please call or visit the library to sign up. For ages 6 to 12. A Summer Learning Challenge program. Sunday, June 23, 12-1:15pm. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. 760-753-7376.

Coastal Communities Concert Band: Music from Stage and Screen
Enjoy musical themes from your favorite Broadway plays and movies, including Aladdin, Star Trek , Schindler’s List, Robin Hood, and the Golden Age of Broadway; featuring vocal favorite Michael Ruhl. Sunday, June 23, 2 p.m. Carlsbad Community Church, 3175 Harding Drive, Carlsbad. $20, $15, Students Free. 760-727-3741.

10th Annual Women of Valor
“A Woman of Valor, who shall find,” asks the famous text from the Book of Proverbs. Honoring seven inspirational San Diego Jewish women and telling the story of their lives, joys, challenges and accomplishments: Theresa Dupuis, Barbara Fischbein, Superintendent Cindy Marten, Allison Price, Cheryl Rattner Price, Jacqui Silver and Manya Wallenfells. With music, poetry and imagery. Sunday, June 23, 2-3 p.m. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free.

Historical Encinitas Bus Tour
The community is invited to see more than 50 historical points of interest and scheduled stops including the Encinitas School House, San Elijo Lagoon, Olivenhain Town Hall, San Dieguito Heritage Museum and a tour of Bumann Ranch. The tour is slated to take place 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 15. Meet at the Encinitas Historical Society, 390 W. F Street. $65, includes lunch.

Encinitas Heritage Tree Topper Design Competition
2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the annual Heritage Tree Lighting Ceremony and residents of Encinitas are asked to submit their best tree-topper ideas, keeping in mind this year’s theme: “The Spirit of Encinitas!” The Tree Lighting Ceremony will be on Dec. 6 at Moonlight Beach. Entries are due June 30. Design, submission, requirements and more are available at

Music by the Sea: Delirium Musicum
Delirium Musicum is a chamber orchestra dedicated to providing impassioned and engaging musical performances by a young generation of top musicians from LA. Wide-ranging music repertoire allows creative interpretation of the old masters as well as collaboration with contemporary composers in programs that speak to modern audiences.

They will perform works by Brahms, Vivaldi, Puccini, Reich, Bersanetti and Locatelli. The concert is slated to take place 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 14 at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. $14. or tickets at

Chamber Music, OC Young Artists
Members of the Pre-College Program, the only pre-professional classical music training program of its kind in Southern California. These young musicians have recently been accepted to The Juilliard School and Eastman School of Music, among other conservatories around the country. The program will feature works by Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart and others. The concert is slated for 12-12:50 p.m. Wednesday, June 19 at Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. (760) 633-2746.

Christine Brown, piano
Award-winning composer and pianist Christine Brown performs from her new album, “Timeless,” the second collection of her unique arrangements of pop/rock covers blended seamlessly with classical music.

Her concert is slated to take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 15 at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. $10-$20. Tickets at or at the door.

Movies at La Paloma Theatre
La Paloma Theatre is now showing Wish Man, The Mustang, Amazing Grace and Rocky Horror Picture Show. Tickets are $10, cash only. 471 Coast Hwy. 101. Show times available at or (760) 436-7469.

Encinitas Christian Science Reading Room’s Third Thursday Event

All are welcome to attend a testimonial meeting Thursday, June 20 with inspirational readings, music, singing, prayer and shared experiences of those practicing Christian Science at 6 p.m. followed by complimentary pizza at 7 p.m. At 7:30 p.m. enjoy the grounds and atmosphere of the Reading Room with a concert by blues singer Nathan James. in this family-friendly alcohol-free venue. 912 S. Coast Highway 101. For more information go to

The Power of NLP & Timeline Mini-Workshop
The community is invited to learn about the Neuro Linguistic Programming & TimeLine process—a process for transforming what isn’t working in life—such as relationship challenges, financial struggles, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, lack of life purpose and other struggles. This interactive workshop will be taught by NLP & TimeLine master practitioner, Dr. Jane Ilene Cohen at Dr. Cohen’s home office in Encinitas. The workshop will take place 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday, June 23. $10-$20 suggested donation. Limited space, RSVP at (760) 753-0733 for address.

Open Mic Jam Session
Musical magic is performed every Tuesday and gives the community a chance to participate, whether it’s singing, playing an instrument or just enjoying being in the audience. Similar to Karaoke, but with live music. Under the direction of Doug Allen of the Mar Dels. (760) 753-5674.

Awaken the poet within
Dr. Marit Anderson will facilitate this weekly writing group as participants experience the practical magic of writing a poem. Free. 11 a.m. Saturdays, 540 Cornish Drive. (760) 753-7376.

Bollywood Dancing for Adults
A class teaching a fusion of Indian and Western dance styles is slated to take place 4-5 p.m. Sundays, June 16, 23 and 30 at Performing Arts Workshop, 1465 Encinitas Blvd., Suite A102. The session will also provide a cardio workout. All levels are welcome. Bollywood Steps is an established Indian dance company with locations all over San Diego. Instructor Payal Nanavati will be teaching the class. $60/ month, four classes. (215) 327-8691.

Kizomba Classes with HarrisKizomba
The African partner dance from Angola, called Kizomba, will be taught by husband and wife teachers Allen and Nnenna Harris every Wednesday from June 12-26 from 8-9 p.m., Dance North County, 535 Encinitas Blvd. Open to all ages, no dance shoes required, wear flat comfortable shoes. $10, $30. (760) 453-3094.

Healing Arts Classes
Healing Arts Classes will be held for those recovering from brain injuries and/or neurological challenges. Participants may partake in self-expression through art, increasing skills, improving eye/hand coordination and enjoy the support of facilitator Denise McMurtrie. Supplies provided. Hosted by Synergy Art Foundation. Register at or call (760) 633-6709. Classes take place 10:30 a.m. Saturday June 15, 4 p.m. Tuesdays June 18 and 25, Scripps Hospital Brain Injury Room, 354 Santa Fe Drive. Free.

Zumba: Gentle Dance Fitness Class for Cancer Recovery
Playful, easy, good-for-body-mind-spirit Zumba class is taught 3-4 p.m. every Wednesday at EOS Fitness, 780 Garden View Court. The class is free for all cancer patients and survivors. RSVP to or get more information at (858) 735-5708.

Forest/Nature Bathing
Shinrin-yoku — or Forest Bathing — is a way of connecting people to nature. The positive health effects of walking in a state of relaxation in nature has undergone significant scientific testing and validation, making it a trend for gardens and nature reserves across the country. Classes for Forest Bathing are held 9-11 a.m. Sunday, June 16 at the San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. $32, $40.

Living Wall/Vertical Garden
A class to learn the basics of planting a 10” x 20” vertical living wall made out of succulents is being held 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, June 16 at the San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Living walls can be used for exterior or interior with multitudes of colors, textures and sizes. $30-$36 plus $80 materials fee.

Tour the Teten Farm House
The Teten Farm House was one of the first homesteads in Olivenhain and is open for viewing 12:30-4 p.m. every Saturday in June at San Dieguito Heritage Museum, 450 Quail Gardens Drive. Lovingly restored by architect and museum docent David Oakley, the home features original furniture as well as objects from the period. $4-$6. (760) 632-9711.

Summer Solstice in Del Mar
The Del Mar Village Association will present its popular annual Summer Solstice event Thursday, June 20, 5-8 p.m. at Powerhouse Park in Del Mar. Summer Solstice features tastes from local restaurants and sips from California wineries, breweries and distilleries. The event also includes music, sunset views and more. For tickets and more information, go to

Summer Shakespeare Festival
Summer Shakespeare Festival kicks off with the Bard’s fabulously charming romantic comedy, “As You Like It.” The magical forest of Arden is the play’s setting, where a gallery of eccentric characters come together to find love, fortune, redemption ... and themselves. Bucolic Balboa Park is the ideal spot for Shakespeare’s enticing tale of mistaken identity, heartfelt romance, and the endearing fumbles and foibles of love. June 16 to July 21 (opening night is June 22). The Old Globe Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park, San Diego. (619) 234-5623.

Shakespeare in the Garden is a series of informal presentations that enhance the Summer Shakespeare Festival experience 7 p.m. June 25-29. These feature members of the Festival creative team and take place in the Craig Noel Garden before each performance. Free.

Bayside Summer Nights concert series

7:30 p.m. June 28 to Sept. 1 at Embarcadero Marina Park South, 206 Marina Park Way, downtown San Diego. Single tickets $17-$108 (subject to change).

Here are some highlights:

 June 28-29: Star Spangled Pops opens the series, complete with patriotic favorites, rousing tunes, familiar film soundtracks and Broadway blockbusters, capped off fireworks.

 July 4: America’s Birthday with Lyle Lovett, known for eclectic performance style and his impressive Large Band fuses elements of Americana, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues.

 July 13-14: “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince” screens with live symphony orchestra performing the score.

 July 28: Award-winning hip hop artist, actor, film producer and poet, Common joins the San Diego Symphony conducted by Steven Reineke for a one-night-only showcase.

 Aug. 3: The B-52s, one of rock music’s most enduring bands, performs its groundbreaking hits “Rock Lobster,” “Love Shack” and “Roam.”

San Diego County Fair
The San Diego County Fair features a “Wonderful Wizard of Oz” theme in a nod to the classic children’s tale by L. Frank Baum. The fair runs through July 4. Location: Via de la Valle and Jimmy Durante Boulevard. Visit