Historical Designation Celebration: Encinitas Boathouses
The Encinitas Preservation Association invites the public to celebrate the historical designation of the Encinitas Boathouses on the National Registry 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at 726 3rd Street. Free. Special guests will speak briefly about the significance of these historical structures There will be Encinitas Boathouse shirts for sale at the event, with proceeds going toward the improvement of the boathouses.
Doug Allen’s Open Mic Jam: Join the Jam!
All musicians, dancers and live music enthusiasts are invited to grab their instruments and join Doug Allen’s open mic jam from 7-10 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15 at American Legion Post 416, 210 West F St. Free event. (760) 753-5674. calegionpost416.org
Boy Scout Troop 2000 Haunted Hotel
The Annual Boy Scout Troop 2000 Haunted Hotel will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, 6:30-9:30 p.m. The fun will be held inside the spooky 132-year-old Germania Hotel in the old Olivenhain Meeting Hall (Rancho Santa Fe Road at 7th Street). Enjoy three scare levels, carnival games, “Theater in the Woods,” refreshments and more. olivenhain.org/events/
Cardiff Library Bag Sale
The Friends of the Cardiff-by-the-Sea Library will hold a Bag Sale on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the deck of the Cardiff Library at 2081 Newcastle Avenue in Cardiff. 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. For anyone interested in becoming a member, you join at any point in the year or buy a membership gift for someone. Membership costs only $10 per year, (January to January). friendscardifflibrary.org
Beth Ross Buckley is the Executive Director of Camarada and is an advocate of chamber music performed at the highest artistic level. Peter Sprague is considered one of the “great jazz guitarists of our time” by San Diego Troubadour. A concert featuring Buckley on flute, Sprague on guitar and Gunnar Biggs on double bass is set to take place noon to 12:50 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16 at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. (760) 633-2746. encinitasca.gov/wednoon
Rockin’ Encinitas Benefit Concert
Johnny Rzeznik, lead singer of the Goo Goo Dolls, is to the featured performer for the Rockin’ Encinitas Benefit Concert from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 at the Belly Up Tavern, 143 South Cedros Ave. Proceeds from the event will help fund the purchase of robotic navigational bronchoscopy technology to help treat patients with lung cancer and lung diseases at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Tickets are $300-$450 and are available at (858) 678-7174 or email@example.com
Discussion: Meditation for Peace, Well Being
Many people all over the world are turning to meditation to help them lead a more peaceful and healthier lifestyle. Scientific studies have proven the practice of meditation can help reduce stress, anxiety and decrease the risk of disease. Long time meditator Doug Frank will conduct a workshop in which attendees can learn to incorporate a simple yet powerful technique into their lives. Saturday, Oct. 12, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Free. 760-753-7376.
Live Band: The Witch Doctors, Oct. 18
The community is invited to hear live music from The Witch Doctors from 7-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 at American Legion Post 16, 210 West F St. Free. (760) 753-5674. calegionpost416.org
Music by the Sea: soprano Roksana Zeinapur and pianist Lukasz Yoder
Russian-American lyric soprano, Roksana Zeinapur is a singer of compelling artistry. The award-winning soprano has sung opera roles with Teatro Nuovo and many other companies. She will perform works by Poulenc, Satie and Weill. Lukasz Yoder has received numerous accolades for his “revolutionary” performances marked by their “controlled intensity” and is a Grand Prize Winner of the Lansum International Music Festival. He will perform works by Bach, Chopin and Bacewicz. Their concert is to take place 7:30-8:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Tickets: $14. (760) 633-2746. encinitas.tix.com or roksanazeinapur.com or lukaszyoder.com
North Coast Symphony: Russian Romance
The North Coast Symphony: Russian Romance concert will feature classics by Russian composers and will include Pictures at an Exhibition and Night on Bald Mountain, both by Modest Mussorgsky, and the Mlada Suite by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. This concert will take place 2:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 at San Dieguito United Methodist Church, 170 Calle Magdalena. Admission: $10 general, $8 seniors/students/military, $25/family. northcoastsymphony.com
And the Beat Goes On: Music from ‘60s, ’70s
Coastal Communities Concert Band will be directed by Tom Cole and will perform favorites from the ’60s and ’70s, including the Beatles, Beach Boys, Barry and more. The performance will feature vocalist Michael Ruhl and will take place 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 at Carlsbad Community Church, 3175 Harding Drive. Adults: $20. Seniors: $15. Students: free. (760) 727-3741. cccband.com
Wednesdays@Noon: Victor Asuncion on piano
Hailed by The Washington Post for his “poised and imaginative playing,” Filipino-American pianist, Victor has appeared in concert halls throughout the world as a recitalist and concerto soloist. He has performed with artists such as Lynn Harrell and Zuill Bailey and was on the chamber music faculty of the Aspen Music Festival. His concert takes place noon to 12:50 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. (760) 633-2746. encinitasca.gov/wednoon
Live Band: Tony Sims Band
The community is invited to hear live music from Tony Sims Band from 7-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 at American Legion Post 16, 210 West F St. Free. (760) 753-5674. calegionpost416.org
Doug Allen’s Open Mic Jam—Join the Jam!
All musicians, dancers and live music enthusiasts are invited to grab their instruments and join Doug Allen’s open mic jam from 6:30-10 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 at American Legion Post 416, 210 West F St. Free event. (760) 753-5674. calegionpost416.org
Wednesdays@Noon: Iryna Krechkovsky on violin and Beth Nam on piano
Dr. Beth Nam earned her Bachelor through Doctorate degrees from The Julliard School and serves on the faculty of Biola University. Canadian violinist Iryna Krechkovsky is a prize-winning violinist with an international career in solo, chamber, and orchestral performances. Their concert will take place noon to 12:50 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30 at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. (760) 633-2746. encinitasca.gov/wednoon or bethnam.com or trioceleste.com
Frankie Dee’s Open Mic & Halloween Party
The community is invited to bring instruments, dress as their favorite rock stars and live out their musical fantasies on the American Legion stage with Frankie Dee. This Open Mic & Halloween Party takes place 7-10 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31 at the American Legion Post 416, 210 West F St. Free event. (760) 753-5674. calegionpost416.org
Wine Tastings: Old World vs. New World
The community is invited to join certified sommelier and Italian wine professional Dane Kuta to taste and compare Old World vs. New World wines. This class will be filled with engaging experiences, games and of course, delicious wines. This course is for beginners and pros alike. This class takes place 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16 at MiraCosta College, San Elijo Campus, 3333 Manchester Ave. Cost is $110 plus $60 material fee. (760) 795-6820. tci.miracosta.edu
Open Air Yoga
The community is invited to Open Air Yoga from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 at the San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Participants are encouraged to bring their own mat. Cost: $20-$24. sdbgarden.org/classes.htm
Heritage Ranch Fall Family Festival
The Heritage Ranch, home of the San Dieguito Heritage Museum, is hosting a Fall Family Festival on Sunday, Oct. 13 from 1 p.m. 4 p.m. Community partners include the Magdalena Ecke YMCA dance performances and Boy Scout Troop 777. Fun activities including arts and crafts, games. bouncy house and face painting will be held at the event. Hot Dogs, drinks and adult beverages will be available for purchase. Adults $10, Kids under 12 free. 450 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. sdheritage.org
Sukkot reminds people that physical homes are temporary, and a true home is where they feel like they belong. The community is invited to dive into home and belonging as there is a gathering under the Sukkah for a farm-to-table brunch. Participants are encouraged to bring a picture of something that makes them feel at home. This brunch will take place 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 at The Hive at Leichtag Commons, 441 Saxony Road. Suggested donation: $25. (760) 479-6561.
Succulent Turtle Class
The community is invited to design a miniature succulent turtle for gardens or tables—indoors or out. Participants should bring small clippers to the class, which will be instructed by the San Diego Botanic Garden succulent Wreath Team. This class will take place 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Oct. 22 at the San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Cost: $45-$54. sdbgarden.org/classes.htm
Documentary—“Lift the Mask: Portraits of Life with Mental Illness”
Through vivid storytelling and direct testimony, “Life the Mask” takes viewers into the lives of a diverse group of people living with mental illness and the people who provide much of their care. This documentary and discussion will be shown 1-3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 at San Elijo Campus MiraCosta College, 3333 Manchester Ave. building 200, room 204. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Bird Count
Nature Collective volunteers observe every bird they see or hear in designated areas of San Elijo Lagoon and Cardiff State Beach. Beginning birders can join a group that includes at least one experienced birdwatcher. This bird count will take place 7:30 a.m. to noon Monday, Oct. 14 at Rios Avenue Trailhead, 126 Solana Point Circle in Solana Beach. Free. (760) 436-3944.
Día de los Muertos Altar Workshop
The community is invited to learn how to make their own Día de los Muertos altar with local artist Luis Murguia. All materials will be provided. This workshop takes place 5-7:50 p.m. Thursdays Oct. 17 and 24 at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. (760) 753-7376. sdcl.org
Reception and Artist Talk: Remington
The community is invited to join for Featured Local Artist Remington’s Reception & Artist Talk from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, Lux Art Institute, 1578 S. El Camino Real. Guests will have the opportunity to hear from Remington about her work and artistic process, as well as partake in music, drinks, hors d’oeuvres and light refreshments. Free for Lux members, $10 guests. (760) 436-6611. luxartinstitute.org
Fall Plant Sale
The Fall Plant Sale will take place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 at the San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. The sale will include plant donations from local growers, wholesalers, retain nurseries and individuals. Prices will be up to 70 percent off retail. Proceeds benefit the San Diego Botanic Garden. Free for SDBG and $18 for guests. sdbgarden.org/fall-plantsale.htm
Football: South Florida vs. Navy + Boomeritas
The community is invited to join 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 at the American Legion Post 416, 210 West F St. Lunch will be served for $10. (760) 753-5674. calegionpost416.org or email@example.com
Sukkot Harvest Festival
The 7th Annual Sukkot Harvest Festival will take place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 at Coastal Roots Farm, 441 Saxony Road. The Sukkot Harvest Festival is inspired by the Jewish tradition of gathering community outdoors to celebrate the end of an abundant summer harvest and welcome in the fall season. This event includes food, live music, learning and family-friendly activities. Suggested donation: $9-$18. coastalrootsfarm.org
Red Cross Blood Drive
American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21 at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. (760) 753-7376. Sign up at redcrossblood.org and use code: SDLibrary
Hosted by the Encinitas Library in partnership with the City of Encinitas Senior Citizens Commission, people come together to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death at the Death Café. The objective is to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their lives. The next meeting will be 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22 at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. RSVP by calling (760) 943-2250.
The new family-friendly “Day of the Dead” Fiesta includes a live performance by a local band and an art-making workshop for children and teens. During the event, the community ofrenda will be installed. The community is invited to bring a photo to share of a loved one or fill out a remembrance card. Also on display will be the Day of the Dead student art exhibit, now until Nov. 3. La Fiesta will take place 2-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. (760) 753-7376. bit.ly/1EqwxGF
Cactus & Succulent Show & Sale
Spectacular succulent specimens from around the world will be on display and for sale 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at the San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Award-winning show plants will be available for viewing Saturday and Sunday. Winners of the show are announced at 1 p.m. on Saturday and will be on display throughout the entire weekend. Cost: $18 adults, free for SDBG members. sdbgarden.org/cactus.htm
Football: Tulane vs. Navy + Boomeritas
The community is invited to join 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at the American Legion Post 416, 210 West F St. Lunch will be served for $10. (760) 753-5674. calegionpost416.org or firstname.lastname@example.org
Encinitas Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
This family-friendly festival includes performances by San Diego’s top Mariachi Bands and Ballet Folklorico dancers. Art-making workshops will be available for children: skull face painting, sugars skulls and paper flowers. Also included in the festival will be artist demos, student art exhibit, Callejeros de Encinitas Car Club, food trucks, opportunity drawings, vendors, giveaways and Surfing Madonna Community Ofrenda. This event will take place noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. Free. (760) 633-2746. encinitasarts.org
Revive Our Roots: Nosh, Explore, Connect
Berry Good Food and Coastal Roots Farm have partnered to present a collaborative Sunday afternoon experience on the farm where guests are invited to nosh, explore and connect. Guests may sample delicious creations and interactive tasting stations with San Diego chefs known for sustainable sourcing, along with learning about beekeeping, permaculture, fermentation, zero waste and more at various interactive education stations. This event will take place 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 at Coastal Roots Farm, 441 Saxony Road. Cost: $95. coastalrootsfarm.org
Thousands of costumed trick-or-treaters and other revelers will stroll up and down “Pumpkin Lane,” aka South Coast Hwy 101, from Encinitas Boulevard to K Street from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. Carved pumpkins will be on display at multiple viewing locations, and dozens of merchants will have goodies for kids. Many downtown Encinitas businesses stay open late to welcome trick-or-treaters. Free. (760) 943-1950. encinitas.com
Open Mic Comedy
All comics and comedy fans are invited to Open Mic Comedy Night 5:30-10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16 at the American Legion Post 416, 210 West F St. Open Mic sign ups are at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Boomer’s famous wings will be served and domestic drafts available for $10 total. Free. (760) 753-5674. calegionpost416.org or email@example.com
The Surfing Madonna Beach Run/Walk 1K/5K/10K/12K will be held Saturday, Oct. 26 at Moonlight Beach (400 B Street, Encinitas). All runners and walkers will start & finish at Moonlight Beach. The event includes a race day festival. surfingmadonnarun.org
This is San Diego Jewry
The community is invited to explore the many faces of San Diego Jewry on the fifth night of Sukkot, a holiday that teaches people to be welcome and create belonging. The experience includes a photo exhibit featuring the local Jewish community, farm-to-table tastings, live music and discussions, all with a San Diego flair. 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 at The Hive at Leichtag Commons, 441 Saxony Road. Suggested donation: $18. leichtag.org/event/this-is-san-diego-jewry
‘Tsotsi’ tells the story of a young Johannesburg delinquent who has taken to a life of crime in order to support himself. One evening, Tsotsi steals a car, only later discovering an infant in the back seat. Tsotsi takes the boy home and tries to care for it. This film features several African languages with English subtitles. It will be shown 1-3 p.m. Oct. 18 at San Elijo Campus MiraCosta College, 3333 Manchester Ave. in building 200, room 204. Free. Rated R. firstname.lastname@example.org
Ron Salisbury presents: How to Read
The community is invited to join award-winning poet and exceptional teacher Ron Salisbury for an exploration of the interpretation of modern poetry. This presentation will take place 1:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. (760) 753-7376. sdcl.org or ronsalisbury.com
Being Present in Movement: A Contact Improvisation Workshop
This interactive movement workshop is an opportunity to explore the method of “contact improvisation” with celebrated Israeli dancer and choreographer Edo Ceder. Improvisation in movement provides the opportunity to move and enjoy one’s own body. This workshop will take place 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 at The Hive at Leichtag Commons, 441 Saxony Road. Suggested donation: $12. (760) 479-6516.
The Haunting of Hill House
San Dieguito High School Academy will be performing “The Haunting of Hill House” by F. Andrew Leslie, based on the novel by Shirley Jackson. These performances take place 7-9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 24-26 at Clayton E. Liggett Theater, San Dieguito High School Academy, 800 Santa Fe Drive. Tickets: $8-$15. Tickets are available for purchase at seatyourself.biz/sandieguito (760) 753-1121 extension 5156. email@example.com or bit.ly/SDATheatre
Movies in the Park: Disney’s ‘Dumbo’
Movies in the Park featuring Disney’s “Dumbo” will take place 7:30-9:22 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at Cottonwood Creek Park, 95 North Vulcan Ave. Free. (760) 943-2261. firstname.lastname@example.org
Bach Collegium San Diego opens the season with four of Bach’s dazzling Brandenburg Concertos, as well as the ravishing wedding cantata Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten sung by the inimitable soprano Clara Rottsolk. This concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at Saints Constantine and Helen Church, 3459 Manchester Ave. $15-$50. bit.ly/2oYE92g
The community is invited to join the annual Halloween-themed Not-So-Scary Estuary festival with Nature Collective and County Park Rangers. Hands-on activities from craft-making to animal encounters will be included. Nature is the focus, with hands-on learning, presentations, food truck, fresh organic fruit by Jimbo’s Naturally and more. Prizes available in the costume contest at 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This event takes place 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13 at San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center, 2710 Manchester Ave. in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. Free. (760) 436-3944.
Fall Family Festival at The Heritage Ranch
Family fun activities including music, dance, face painting, arts and crafts, games and more will take place 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13 at The Heritage Ranch, 450 Quail Gardens Drive. $10 adults, under 12 is free. Special guests, the Encinitas Fire Department, will arrive at 1:30 p.m. sdheritage.org
Public Farm Tour
The public is invited to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Coastal Roots Farm’s production methods and enjoy a gentle walk through the ever-evolving and diverse vegetable, herb and flower gardens. During the 90-minutes tour, participants will learn about the farm’s innovative practices and programs and visit the labyrinth, gardens and Food Forest. This tour takes place 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13 at the farm, 441 Saxony Road. $18 suggested donation. coastalrootsfarm.org
La Paloma Theatre
La Paloma Theatre is now showing “Blinded by the Light”; “David Crosby, Remember my Name”; “Linda Ronstadt, the Sound of my Voice” and “Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Tickets are $10, cash only. 471 Coast Hwy. 101. Show times available at lapalomatheatre.com Call (760) 436-7469 for more information.
NC Rep presents
Neil Simon classic
‘The Sunshine Boys’
North Coast Repertory Theatre in Solana Beach will present the Neil Simon classic “The Sunshine Boys” from Oct. 23-Nov. 17. Call 858-481-1055 or visit northcoastrep.org to purchase tickets. North Coast Repertory Theatre is located at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach.
Art & Craft Show
The 2019 Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show brings an influx of autumn-inspiration to the Del Mar Fairgrounds Oct. 11-13. With more than 24,000 handmade creations, live entertainment, specialty foods, contests and a Kidzone, it’s a treasured 22-year tradition for family and friends. Festival goers can bring canned goods for donation to the North County Food Bank to get $2 off admission. harvestfestival.com.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk
The 22nd anniversary American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will be held Oct. 20 at Balboa Park to unite communities, honor those touched by the disease and raise awareness and funds for a world without breast cancer. This year’s walk features a shortened course of 2.5 miles, while retaining the most picturesque and popular features – those of crossing the iconic Cabrillo Bridge and strolling along the closed northbound lanes of Highway 163. Registration for this event begins at 6:30 a.m. and the walk is set to start at 7:30 a.m. Visit MakingStridesWalk.org/SanDiego
‘A Night with
The Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical “A Night with Janis Joplin” rocks the Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego for two shows only on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. “A Night with Janis Joplin” is a musical journey celebrating Janis Joplin and her biggest musical influences — trailblazers like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith, all of whom inspired Joplin to become one of rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest legends. The Balboa Theatre is located at 868 4th Avenue, San Diego, 92101. Tickets are available at 619-570-1100 or sandiegotheatres.org.
San Diego International Film Festival, Oct. 17-20
San Diego International Film Festival opens with director Martin Scorsese’s star-studded “The Irishman” 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 at ArcLight Cinemas, 4425 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla in Westfield UTC Mall. Pre- and post-screening receptions also scheduled. Stars Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci. $50. Film festival continues at venues across San Diego through Oct. 20. Festival passes from $399. sdfilmfest.com
Del Mar International
World Cup Week
Oct. 16-20 features equestrian show-jumping competitions. Time: Every day 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m.- 10 p.m. Free admission on Thursday & Friday; $30 for general admission on Saturday. Location: Del Mar Arena at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. One of South California’s premiere equestrian events. Visit delmarfairgrounds.com for more information.
‘Tips for Managing Conflict’ family forum
This dynamic workshop, “Tips for Managing Conflict,” is on Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 6:30-8 p.m. at San Dieguito High School Academy, in the Mosaic Café. The evening will be facilitated by the National Conflict Resolution Center and San Dieguito Academy students. Parents of high school and middle school students are encouraged to attend with their high school and middle school students. This family forum, sponsored in partnership by San Dieguito Academy Foundation and San Dieguito, is free and open to the public. Space is limited. RSVPs are recommended by e-mailing email@example.com.
The Scream Zone
The Scream Zone runs through Nov. 2 at the Del Mar “Scaregrounds.” Hop on The Haunted Hayride and you’ll want to huddle together as you twist and turn into creepy destinations including the vampire-infested Dead End Truck Stop, the zombie-land Midway and the Mutant Mine Shaft. For times and more details, visit thescreamzone.com; (858) 755-1161.