Event briefs: Sept. 13

The LITVAK dance fundraiser will be held from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15.

LITVAKdance 2nd annual fundraiser

LITVAKdance will be celebrating its second season at a private home in Solana Beach with craft cocktails, lite fare, a cash bar, raffle and a live performance of excerpts of works by guest choreographers Joshua Manculich and Chuck Wilt. This fundraiser will be held from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15 at the home of Mike and Betzi Weinberg, 442 S. Nardo Ave. Tickets from $50. E-mail for more information.

City of Encinitas to host small wireless facilities public workshop Sept. 23

The City of encinitas will be hosting a community workshop on small wireless facilities on Monday, Sept. 23 from 5-7 p.m. at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. Staff will conduct the workshop to receive input on the City’s new emergency ordinance and policy to address new Federal Communications Commission rules limiting local control over the placement and operation of new wireless facilities such as 5G.

The purpose of the new policy is to establish reasonable and comprehensive standards and procedures, including but not limited to the facilities’ siting, aesthetics, construction, operation, modification, and removal, for the permitting of small cells and other infrastructure deployments within the City. The policy aims to promote the community’s interest of protecting the City of Encinitas’ visual character, consistent with recent Federal Communications Commission regulations preempting local zoning discretion.

For more information or to provide comments in advance of the workshop, contact Roy Sapa’u, City Planner at (760) 633-2734 or email, or contact the Development Services Department, 505 South Vulcan Ave., Encinitas, CA 92024 at (760) 633-2710 or email Additional information regarding small wireless facilities is also available on the City’s website in the Small Wireless Facilities webpage.

4th annual Traveling Stories Fundraising Gala to be held at Lux Art Institute

Traveling Stories will host its 4th annual Traveling Stories Fundraising Gala in conjunction with National Literacy Month on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Lux Art Institute (1550 South El Camino Real Encinitas, 92024). This year’s event’s theme is based on “Alice in Wonderland” and is open to kids and families. Kids will receive Book Bucks and there will be a special auction area with kid-friendly prizes for the kids to bid with their Book Bucks.

The organization will present its Red Balloon Award that celebrates people who promote reading and literacy in meaningful ways. This year’s recipients are Kris Moberly, a volunteer at Traveling Stories since its founding in 2010, and Mohammed Almahdawe, a 13-year-old junior volunteer at the StoryTent who started out with Traveling Stories as a reader. He fell in love with reading through the program and now volunteers weekly to share that love with other kids.

The event brings the community together to celebrate businesses and individuals who make literacy a priority as well as partners with organizations and teachers to improve children’s reading levels. The cost is $135 for individual tickets; a table of 10 is priced at $1,200. To purchase tickets or become an event sponsor, visit

Wednesdays @ Noon: European artists

Italian pianist Jacopo Giacopuzzi, Danish violinist Aleksander Koelbel and Finnish cellist Lauri Rantamoijanen are exceptional artists on a California tour. They will perform Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece, the Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50 from noon to 12:50 p.m. at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. (760) 633-2746.

LIFE Lectures: Openness + Observance = Options + Opportunities

Frank Cruz, a retired business administration professor, and Rita Soza will talk about a book they co-authored: “Straight Out of Barrio Hollywood.” Their book and the discussion will focus on remaining open to life’s possibilities, regardless of age. Between the two, they have worked in more than eight different careers in as many industries. Lecture will tke place 1-3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 at MiraCosta College, San Elijo Campus’ Student Conference Center Room 926, 3333 Manchester Ave. Free.

Heritage Ranch: Families Make History

The community is invited to partake in make-and-take projects for the entire family from noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays during September. San Dieguito Heritage Museum, 450 Quail Gardens Drive. Free. (760) 632-9711.

Olivenhain Cross Country Invitational

The 7th Annual Olivenhain Cross Country Invitational is a great way for kids of all abilities - first time runners and experienced youth - to run in a fun “Kids Only” running event. The OCCI invites kids of all ages, 5-14 to participate in the event.

The event will be held Sunday, Sept. 29, 7 a.m.-11 a.m. The races are run entirely on the grounds of the historic Olivenhain Meeting Hall on Rancho Santa Fe Road. 423 Rancho Santa Fe Rd, Encinitas, CA 92024. For more information and to register, visit

Performing Arts Workshops for Teens and Adults with Autism

Positive Action Community Theatre (PACT) provides improvisational theatre and dance/group singing workshops designed to teach social communication skills to teens and adults with autism and other disabilities. Scholarships are available, volunteers are welcome. $20. Workshops take place 3-5:30 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 14 through Sept. 28 at Dance North County, 535 Encinitas Blvd. Contact Kathryn Campion at for details. (760) 815-8512 or

La Paloma Theatre

La Paloma Theatre is now showing “Rocketman,” “Echo in the Canyon,” “Maiden” 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.

Succulent Wreath Workshop

The community is invited to design and create their own succulent wreaths. This class takes place 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17 at the San Diego Botanic Gardenn, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Cost is $78.

Wednesdays @ Noon: Michael Sanders, dances and toccatas

Accomplished pianist and graduate of USC with degrees in piano, accompanying and composition, Michael Sanders will perform works by Rameau and Debussy, as well as dances from Joliet and Chopin, and toccatas by Bach the Charles Widor. This concert will take place noon to 12:50 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. (760) 633-2746.

Open Air Yoga

The community is invited to breathe in fresh air in the beautiful San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. This experience takes place 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19.

GrowingWild Art Show

San Diego Botanic Garden is hosting GrowingWild, a botanical-themed exhibition by Oceanside Museum of Art’s Artists Alliance. The show is juried by Kathi McCord and Peter Tobias. This exhibit featuring oil paintings, photography on metal, oil on copper and other mixed media, will be on display in the Ecke Building at the San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., now through Friday, Sept. 27 (exhibit not accessible: Saturday Sept. 7, Tuesday Sept. 10, Wednesday Sept. 25). This exhibit is free with paid admission ($18) or membership to the Garden.

Hands-on learning program with animals

The Living Coast Discovery Center and the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy are hosting a free family event that includes animals that slither, swim, jump and fly in very interesting ways. The event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. at La Colonia Community Center, 715 Valley Ave. Solana Beach. Participants will learn about local animals that call San Diego “home.” Through fun dance moves and up-close animal encounters, children will walk away knowing hot to crawl like a tortoise and slither like a snake. Space limited to 50 people and registration is required. This program is made possible from generous funds granted from the City of Solana Beach. Register at Questions: Email Ana Lutz-Johnson,, or call 858-755-6956.

Friends of the Poor Walk

Raising awareness of the needs of people living in poverty and hearing about ways to assist them is the goal of the annual Friends of the Poor Walk, which is organized by the National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP). The conference at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church has scheduled its 1-mile walk around the parish campus on Sat., Sept. 21, at 11 a.m. Walkers should register in advance at The walk is free, but donations are encouraged as it is the major annual fundraiser for the conference to assist people in need. Check-in begins at 10:15 a.m. the day of the walk. Lunch will be provided after the walk. Event location: Parish grounds, 1001 Encinitas Blvd. Encinitas.

KAABOO music festival

The KAABOO music festival at the Del Mar Fairgrounds will take place from Sept. 13-15. Musical artists from multiple genres performing throughout the weekend include Kings of Leon, Dave Matthews Band, Black Eyed Peas, Boyz II Men, Snoop Dogg with the Wu-Tang Clan, Kings of Leon, Mumford & Sons, Duran Duran, Cheryl Crow and Badflower. Visit

Music by the Sea

Friday, Sept. 20 7:30 p.m.- 8:45 p.m. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas. Music By The Sea: Andrew Harrison, saxophone, Nadia Azzi, piano, Jason Lo, accompanist, Virtuoso saxophonist Andrew Harrison is a solo artist, award winner and educator. He received a DMA from USC and is on the faculty of Mt. San Antonio College. Nadia Azzi, pianist of the Ohreally Piano Trio, is the recipient of top prizes in numerous competitions at the state, national and international levels. Hear music by Iturralde, Chopin, Piazzolla and others. (Parks, Rec. and Cultural Arts). 760- 633-2746,, andrewharrison. com Tickets: Cost: $14

BijouRocks and Satori Design: ‘Fall In ... Fashion Show

BijouRocks and Satori Design present “Fall In ... Fashion Show” Saturday, Sept.14 4-7 p.m. at 124 E. Cliff St., Solana Beach. Enjoy a fun afternoon of Fall Fashion, art, unique gifts, music, and lite bites. View the latest fall fashion finds from Satori Designs and newest collections by Reine Krief. Visit and

Musical ‘The Who’s Tommy’ benefit

La Jolla Playhouse will hold a special fundraising event: “The Who’s Tommy: A Staged Concert Benefiting La Jolla Playhouse” on Monday, Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mandell Weiss Theatre.

Helmed by Playhouse Director Emeritus and Tommy original director and co-book writer Des McAnuff, this exclusive staged concert performance of the Playhouse-born, Tony Award-winning musical will feature members of the original Tommy Broadway cast, as well as a special on-stage appearance by Pete Townshend, legendary musician and Tommy composer/lyricist, co-book writer and principal creator. The event also celebrates the 50th anniversary of the release of iconic The Who’s Tommy album.

Visit for tickets and additional information. All proceeds benefit La Jolla Playhouse’s Artistic, Education and Outreach programs, including those benefiting military families.

Coastal Clean-up Day

Volunteers are invited to join the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy and the City of Del Mar on Saturday, Sept. 21, 9 a.m.-noon, to restore habitat along the River Path Del Mar and San Dieguito Lagoon as part the statewide Coastal Cleanup Day.

Volunteers will be preparing new 2019–2020 planting areas along the River Path Del Mar at the San Dieguito Lagoon. They are needed to help weed the future planting areas and water the 2018/2019 plantings. Limited to 35 volunteers. All ages welcome with waiver.

Gloves will be provided. Volunteers should wear hats and closed-toed shoes and should bring reusable water bottles and buckets. The event is near 2201 San Dieguito Dr. Del Mar, 92014. Registration now open at

Free parking is available at Coastal Access Parking lot at the corner of San Dieguito Dr. and Jimmy Durante Blvd. Contact SDRVC Conservation Manager Jonathan Appelbaum at for more information.

Fab Fempreneur Fest

Fab Fempreneur Fest 2019 is a “business conference meets retreat” where women come together to focus on growth in their business, make meaningful connections, and get a much-needed recharge. Fab Fempreneur Fest will be held Sept. 27-28 at the Westin Carlsbad Resort and Spa. At Fab Fempreneur Fest, women entrepreneurs join a community-centric event that provides an abundance of business-building activities and resources, and facilitates invaluable connections and networking with top-players in the Fempreneur community of San Diego. For more information and to register, visit

Workshop: Power of Neuro Linguistic Programming

A mini workshop on the Power of Neuro Linguistic Programming and TimeLine is 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept 22. Participants learn about the powerful NLP TimeLine process for transforming what isn’t working in your life, such as relationships or low self-esteem. The workshop is taught by Dr. Jane Ilene Cohen, NLP & TimeLine Master Practitioner. $10-$20 suggested donation. RSVP and get address at (760) 753-0733. Visit

ArtWalk Carlsbad

The 2nd annual ArtWalk Carlsbad will return to Armada Drive to bring immersive art experiences, visual arts and live music — including a performance by A.J. Croce — to North County on Saturday, Sept. 21 and Sunday, Sept. 22. The ticketed fine arts festival will elevate the grounds above the Carlsbad Flower Fields as chalk artists create temporary masterpieces live and more than 175 visual artists showcase and sell their unique art pieces. Overlooking the ocean, attendees can explore different facets of art while enjoying beautiful views. ArtWalk Carlsbad will run from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, and 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22. For more information, visit

Creedence Clearwater Revisited benefit concert at Belly Up

NAMM’s Museum of Making Music (MoMM) and Friends of San Pasqual Academy have joined forces to present the iconic sounds of Creedence Clearwater Revisited on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 7 p.m. at the Belly Up Tavern, in Solana Beach. The evening will feature the group’s founding members, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Stu Cook and Doug “Cosmo” Clifford, backed by their full band singing time-honored hits like “Born on the Bayou,” “Down on the Corner” and “Susie Q.” Proceeds from the evening will support each organization’s creative work to prepare at-risk youth for lifelong success and will highlight the organizations’ shared belief in music making as a positive force for people of all ages. The Belly Up Tavern is located at 143 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach. Tickets can be purchased at 

Voices for Children: Starry Starry Night benefit

Starry Starry Night, one of San Diego’s premier fundraising events, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 5-11 p.m. The 17th annual gala will take place at the Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa. All event proceeds will benefit Voices for Children, a local nonprofit organization which transforms the lives of children in foster care by providing them with volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs). CASAs advocate for foster children in the courtroom, at school, and in the community to ensure their needs are prioritized.

Tables and individual tickets can be purchased at Starry Starry Night sells out every year, and guests are encouraged to reserve early. For more information about Starry Starry Night, to become a sponsor, or to join the Honorary Committee, contact or 858-598-2271.

Silver Age Yoga celebration

Silver Age Yoga, a nonprofit that provides free yoga classes to seniors, is celebrating 16 years and over 17,000 free classes taught with its Annual Celebration on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at the Powerhouse Community Center in Del Mar. The event is from 5:30-8:30 p.m. with live classical guitar, great food, wine, silent auction, and magnificent sunset and ocean views. Tickets are $55 or $65. The silent auction features items from local artists, unique themed baskets and local restaurants. All proceeds from the event will support Silver Age Yoga classes. For more information or to buy tickets, go to or call 858-693-3110.

NC Rep Impro Theatre’s Shakespeare Unscripted

Paying homage to the genius of William Shakespeare, Impro Theatre’s company spontaneously creates a new play in The Bard’s unmistakable style. Using language that sizzles with poetry, colorful imagery and bawdy innuendo, “Shakespeare UnScripted” starts with audience suggestions and brings to life the monarchs, spirits, lovers and fools that make up Shakespeare’s world.

Shakespeare Unscripted will take place on Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m. North Coast Repertory Theatre is located at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, 92075. Tickets are $29 ($24 for Season Subscribers) with discounts for students, military, and educators. Call 858-481-1055 or visit to purchase tickets.

LIFE Lectures: Openness + Observance = Opportunities + Options

Frank Cruz, a retired business administration professor, and Rita Soza will talk about a book they co-authored: “Straight Out of Barrio Hollywood.” Their book and the discussion will focus on remaining open to life’s possibilities, regardless of age. Between the two, they have worked in more than eight different careers in as many industries. This lecture will take place 1-3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 at MiraCosta College, San Elijo Campus, 3333 Manchester Ave. in the Student Conference Center, Room 926. Free.

Listen and Learn

 Former U.S. Attorney and Deputy Assistant Attorney General Harry Litman is the next speaker at the Congregation Beth Israel Men’s Dinner forum, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 9001 Towne Center Drive, La Jolla. This program is open to the San Diego community — men and women. Tickets are $18 with RSVP, $20 without and include a deli buffet. (858) 535-1111.

 “The Mythology of California: Scene Makers and Cultural Renegades at the Edge of The West,” a three-part lecture series examining the cultural legacy of radical art scenes in California, kicks off 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. The series continues Sept. 26 and Oct. 3. Tickets are $30-$45 or $12-$17 per lecture. (858) 454-5872.

 93-year-old speaker and best-selling author Swami A. Parthasarathy presents “Governing Business & Relationships,” 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, 7600 Fay Ave., La Jolla. During the talk, he will introduce Vedanta, the philosophy of intellectual development. Free, but registration required: and search for “Swami A. Parthasarathy.”

Playhouse Productions

The new play, “The Coast Starlight” runs through Sept. 15 at La Jolla Playhouse’s Potiker Theatre, exploring what could happen when six travelers board a train heading up the California Coast; and the musical satire “Kiss My Aztec!” runs through Oct. 13, at the Playhouse’s Mandell Weiss Theatre, as “an irreverent look at how the Spanish set their sights on Mesoamerica and the Aztecs’ riches ... but the Aztecs are like, “Hell no!”, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, on the UC San Diego campus. Tickets from $25. (858)