Encinitas events: June 28

The Switchfoot Bro-Am takes place Saturday, June 29 at Moonlight Beach.

15th Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am

Surf contests, surf joust session, performances, beach vendors and more are all featured for this day of surfing and music to raise awareness and funds for kids in need. Surf contests take place 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the concert takes place 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, June 29 at Moonlight Beach, 400 B Street. Free.

Friends of the Cardiff-by-the-Sea Library to hold Bag Sale June 29

The Friends of the Cardiff-by-the-Sea Library will hold a Bag Sale on Saturday, June 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the deck of the Cardiff Library. Members of the Friends of the Cardiff Library will be able to fill a paper grocery bag with books for only $3, and non-members will be able to fill a grocery bag for $5. Individual books may be purchased for 25 cents each. For those who are interested in becoming a member, you can join at any point in the year. Membership costs only $10 per year, (January to January), and is also a great gift idea for a family member or a friend.

Another membership perk: members may purchase up to five books for half price in the Book Nook every Monday.

Funds raised through the Friends of the Library memberships and book sales support the library’s children’s programs, a free concert on the first Wednesday of each month, four $1,500 scholarships to local graduating seniors, the library yoga and art classes, the purchase of books and supplies for the library, and much more. For more information visit

Encinitas Library book sale

Encinitas Friends of the Library Bookstore holds a book sale Saturday, July 6. Most books will be from 50 cents to $2, with CD’s for 25 cents and DVDs typically $2. Books range from current fiction, children’s selections, biography, self-help and spirituality to health, history, travel and science. The sale is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the general public and opens at 9 a.m. for members at the library, 540 Cornish Drive. Community members can join the Friends group at the door. Visit

Botanic Garden 4th of July Parade

The San Diego Botanic Garden will hold its annual 4th of July Parade July 4 through the Garden. Bring decorated strollers and wagons (no bikes) and wear red, white and blue. Participants will meet at Seeds of Wonder at 10 a.m. and the parade will start at 10:30 a.m. After the parade, participants are welcome to stay and enjoy the garden. Visit

Healing Grief Thru HeArt, Intro to Expressive Arts Workshop

This program facilitates healing for those who are experiencing grief due to the loss of a loved one. Participants will use a variety of guided mixed-media art activities to help process the complex physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the loss. Suggested donation $20. E-mail or call (858) 735-5708. Saturday, June 29, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. UCSD Cancer Center, 1200 Garden View Road.

Ceramics Lab

From 3-7 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, June 24-August 14 at Lux Art Institute, 1550 South El Camino Real, a ceramics lab is offered to adults 18 and older. Participants have the opportunity to practice the skills they have learned in class and explore new possibilities with a ceramics lab membership. $380-$420. (760) 436-6611 or

Encinitas School of Music Open House

The public is invited to the Encinitas School of Music Open House to tour the facility (including the recording studio), meet the staff and enjoy live performances from some of the student ensembles. The event takes place noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 29 at 775 Orpheus Ave. Free. (760) 943-9480.

Ron Salisbury Presents: Nature Poems

Saturday, June 29, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Award-winning poet and exceptional teacher Ron Salisbury invites the community to join him for an exploration of Nature Poems: how to write them, why we write them and how different cultures treat them. (760) 753-7376. or

The Game: A Songwriter’s Get Together

Write a song to the title “Stand Out” or “Make it Up,” then show up by noon to play it. All ages and abilities are welcomed. There will be an outdoor stage available, small PA, two mics and one input. Refreshments available. This event is set to take place noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 30 at San Dieuito Heritage Museum, 450 Quail Gardens Drive. $5. (760) 632-9711 or

Chamber Music Concert

Several ensembles from the North Coast Symphony Orchestra, including a flute quintet, string quartets, wind ensemble and more, will be performing music by Mozart, Beethoven, Dvorak and others. This concert is slated to take place at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 30 in the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. For more information, visit

Movies showing at La Paloma Theatre

La Paloma Theatre is now showing “Echo in the Canyon,” “Hurley Presents Parts of Water” and “Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Tickets are $10, cash only. 471 Coast Hwy. 101. Show times available at Call (760) 436-7469 for more information.

‘An Evening of Revival’ with Chuck Ragan at Belly Up

American singer/songwriter Chuck Ragan and Revival Tour alums Dan Andriano (Alkaline Trio) and Dave Hause (The Loved Ones) are getting together to put on ‘An Evening of Revival,” a one-time “revival” of sorts. The event is set for Sunday, July 7 at the Belly Up (143 S Cedros Ave, Solana Beach).

Proceeds gathered from An Evening of Revival will benefit for Cast Hope, the 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization benefiting the youth of California and Western Nevada through free fly fishing programs. For tickets, visit

Tony Bennett coming to San Diego Civic Theatre

Nederlander Concerts will present Tony Bennett, the 19-time Grammy Award-winning musician whose music spans over six decades on Saturday, Sept. 14 at the San Diego Civic Theatre with special guest Antonia Bennett. Tickets range from $65 to $125, and can be purchased on Friday, June 28 at 10 a.m. via Visit

Twilight Concert: Hotel California, A Salute to the Eagles

The Del Mar Foundation’s next Summer Twilight Concert in Powerhouse Park will feature Hotel California, A Salute to the Eagles, on Tuesday, July 9.

All concerts begin with Zel’s Opening Act at 6 p.m., followed by the main show at 7 p.m. For more information, visit

North Coast Symphony ‘Americana Extravaganza’

Americana Extravaganza is the theme of the North Coast Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming pops concert on Saturday, July 13, 2:30 p.m. at the at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. The orchestra will be joined by the Villa Musica Community Chorus singing Irving Berlin’s America and I Hear America Singing. The orchestra will perform favorites from American composers. including America the Beautiful by Samuel A. Ward, Leroy Anderson Favorites and Duke Ellington! arranged by Calvin Custer, and A Tribute to John Williams, adapted by Paul Lavender.

The orchestra is funded in part by the City of Encinitas and conducted by Daniel Swem. The Villa Music Chorus is conducted by Katie Polit. Admission: $10 general, $8 seniors/students/military, $25/family max.

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

‘Beatles vs. Stones: A Musical Showdown’

“Beatles vs. Stones: A Musical Showdown” performs at the Belly Up Tavern on Friday, July 12. Door open at 8 p.m. and the show begins at 9 p.m. Tickets are $21 in advance, $23 at the door and reserved seating is available for $37. Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling the box office at (858) 481-8140. The Belly Up is located at 143 S. Cedros in Solana Beach 92075. The show is 21+.

At La Jolla Playhouse

Equal parts romantic comedy and old-school thriller, “Put Your House in Order” is a new play from one of Chicago’s hottest playwrights exploring new beginnings at the end of the world. At La Jolla Playhouse, through June 30, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive. Tickets from $20. (858) 550-1010.

Star Spangled Pops

The Bayside Summer Nights concert series opens with “Star Spangled Pops,” 7:30 p.m. June 28-29, with patriotic favorites, rousing tunes, familiar film soundtracks and Broadway blockbusters. The evening closes with a magnificent fireworks display. Embarcadero Marina Park South, 206 Marina Park Way, downtown San Diego. Tickets: $17-$108. (619) 235-0804.

NC Rep: Another Roll of the Dice

North Coast Repertory Theatre is capping its successful Season 37 with the World Premier of “Another Roll of the Dice,” a rollicking musical conceived by Mark Saltzman, based on the stories of Damon Runyon and the songs of Frank Loesser, who penned some of the best-loved songs in the American Songbook. “Dice” performances take place Wednesday, July 10 through Sunday, August 4. Times vary. Previews $45, week nights $52, Saturday matinees and Sunday nights $49, Saturday nights and Sunday Matinees $56, Wednesday Matinee (July 31) $52. North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Suite D, Solana Beach. (858) 481-1055.