Encinitas events this week (March 8)


Public art unveiling set for J Street Viewpoint Park

New public art in the City of Encinitas has been installed at J Street Viewpoint Park, located at 398 J Street, Encinitas, CA 92024, at 3rd Street, in downtown Encinitas.

The sculpture, titled, Humanity, is a cylindiner bronze sculpture created in 2013 by Del Mar artist Maidy Morhous. The sculpture was donated to the City of Encinitas in 2018 by Jay and Sue Vicory.

“Sue is the director of Heartland Films and made a film called ‘One.’ She interviewed many people and asked them what their concept of ‘one’ meant to them. It came back to man striving for the same thing in life. She had this feeling that she had to have a sculpture that went with it” said Morhous. “She contacted me and wanted to do a sculpture out of bronze that would culminate her ideas on what humanity is. I told her I thought it should be the circle of life, so it should be a cylinder. Certain things popped up, like the ideas of the tree of life, the pathway of life and, of course, the different figures of the mother, child, the young hand, the old hand, and people reaching toward a heavenly-type deal.”

The public is invited to attend an unveiling ceremony on Saturday, March 9, at 10 a.m. Special guests include Maidy Morhous, Jay and Sue Vicory, and Encinitas Deputy Mayor Jody Hubbard. Refreshments will be served.

All project costs for the sculpture, including the installation of a permanent concrete pedestal, were funded by Jay and Sue Vicory.

For more information, contact Arts Program Administrator Jim Gilliam at (760) 633-2746,, or visit the website:

San Dieguito Academy presents play ‘Trials’

The students of San Dieguito High School Academy will be performing Trials, a student-written and directed show by seniors Colin Gasperoni and Sophia Papalia. Performances run March 14, 15 and 16 at 7 p.m. in the Clayton E. Liggett Theater.

Trials follows Samantha Belford, a tough, independent woman who left her family behind in the small town where she grew up to make it as a lawyer in New York City. When she is unexpectedly diagnosed with breast cancer, she returns home to try to reconcile with her family and pick up the broken pieces she left behind. Full of witty humor, interesting and relatable characters, exciting twists, and devastating heartbreaks, Trials is sure to pull at the heartstrings and leave you reaching for a tissue.

All shows will be performed at the Clayton E. Liggett Theater on the San Dieguito Academy campus, 800 Santa Fe Drive, in Encinitas. Tickets are available for purchase at The house opens at 6:30 p.m. and curtain times are 7 p.m. all evenings.

Kids in Residence

Inspired by the work of Lux artist-in-residence Minoru Ohira, kids ages 4 to 7 will be guided in creating a range of art projects on Tuesdays throughout March from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Lux Art Insitute, 1578 South El Camino Real. Painting, drawing, and sculpture will be practiced. For more information, visit

Art from Aroundthe World

For kids ages 4 to 7, study the artworks, cultures and traditions of people living outside the USA on Wednesdays throughout March from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Lux Art Insitutte, 1578 South El Camino Real. This class will give students a rich understanding of how communities living abroad have used art and creativity. For more information, visit

West African Dance

Los Angeles dancer, Kosi Williams will teach the energetic and graceful moves from Guinea and Senegal on March 8 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Dance North County, 533 Encinitas Boulevard. Live drumming will accompany her rooted style. Drop-ins welcome. For more information, visit

NC Rep Theatre School: ‘Monty Python’s Spamalot Young@Part’

The Theatre School @ North Coast Rep presents the side-splitting musical “Monty Python’s Spamalot Young@Part” March 28-31. This “Monty Python’s Spamalot Young@Part” edition features a book and lyrics by Eric Idle and music by John DuPrez and Eric Idle. Performances are Thursday, March 28, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.; March 29, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.; March 30, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. and March 31, 2 p.m. For tickets, call the box office at 858-481-1055 or visit North Coast Rep Theatre is located at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Suite D in Solana Beach.

Families Make History

Join Miss Mary on the patio for fun make-and-take projects for the entire family, a unique and creative way to spend the day, every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. at San Dieguito Heritage Museum, 450 Quail Gardens Drive. For more information, visit

Hutchins Consort Family Concert

The Hutchins Consort takes you on a musical journey through wildlife on March 9 from 11 a.m. to noon at Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Cats, bees and other species will be present. For more information, visit

Mosaic Mandala

In this two-day meditative and fun class, you will be working with handmade textural ceramic tiles as well as a wide variety of glass tiles, glass gems, stained glass, mirror, and ball chain to create a 16-inch mosaic mandala. You will become immersed in the symmetry and flow of this circular form as the creating becomes a form of meditation. Classes take place March 9 and 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Center for Creative Renewal, 1905 Crest Drive. For more information, visit

Tour the Teten Farm House

One of the first homesteads in Olivenhain is now lovingly restored by architect and museum docent David Oakley. The home features original furniture as well as objects from the period. Visit it every Saturday in March from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at the San Dieguito Heritage Museum, 450 Quail Gardens Drive. For more information, visit

KIDS! San Diego Poetry Annual Reading

Children contributing to the 2018-19 edition will share their work on March 10 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Enjoy refreshments and music by Francisco Bustos; meet workshop facilitators and the editorial team. All are invited to join the fun and support the community’s talented young poets. For more information, visit

The Game-Songwriters Get Together

Write a song to the title ‘Daylight’ or ‘Break It Down’ and show up to play it on March 10 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at the San Dieguito Heritage Museum, 450 Quail Gardens Drive. Solo, duo, ensembles welcomed. For more information, visit

Public farm tour

Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of production methods and the innovative technology onsite at Coastal Roots Farm, 800 Ecke Ranch Road, on March 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit the labyrinth, gardens, chickens, compost, food forest and vineyard. Please wear close-toed shoes and a sun hat. For more information, visit

Calla Lily Acrylic Beginner Painting

Ever wondered how to capture a beautiful Calla Lily on canvas? If so, this class is for you. You’ll receive step-by-step instructions. No drawing skills required. Templates will be supplied. The class takes place March 10 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. For more information, visit

Encinitas School of Music Concert and Fundraiser

Enjoy great entertainment, food and beverages on March 10 from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Lumberyard Tavern, 967 South Coast Highway 101. A silent auction of donated items will also be held. Proceeds will help with school operations and equipment. For more information, call 760-943-9480.

La Paloma Theatre

Now showing: “Green Book,” “Free Solo,” “The Princess Bride” and “Rocky Horror Picture Show.” 471 Coast Highway 101. For tickets and showtimes, visit

Italian film

‘L’ordine delle cose’ (’The Order of Things’) will be screened at La Paloma Theatre, 471 Coast Highway 101, on March 14 at 7 p.m. For more details, visit

Storytelling Festival

Storytellers of San Diego collaborates with Encinitas Library annually to put on a Storytelling Festival for all ages on March 16 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 540 Cornish Drive. Visit

Author event benefits Voices for Children

Voices for Children, in partnership with Warwick’s in La Jolla, is hosting “An Afternoon with Gretchen Rubin,” the first of a new Author Luncheon Series partnership between the two San Diego organizations. The event will feature Rubin’s recently published “Outer Order Inner Calm” and include lunch, conversation with the author, and a complimentary book signing.

Proceeds in part will benefit Voices for Children to fund its Court Appointed Special Advocate program. The event will be held Tuesday, March 19, 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the UCSD Faculty Club, Atkinson Pavilion. For more information about the event, visit or call 858-598-2211. To learn more about VFC and its CASA program, visit

San Diego Museum of Art lecture in Del Mar

‘Off the Wall: Works on Canvas by Popular Muralists’: On Monday, March 18, Leah Cluff, professor of art history, MiraCosta College, discusses works in the San Diego Museum of Art’s collection by Diego Rivera and other muralists. The art lecture will be held in St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, Del Mar, 15th and Maiden Lane (across from the Del Mar Plaza). Registration and refreshments at 9:30 a.m. and meeting from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Free for San Diego Museum of Art, North County Chapter members. $10 for others. Information: 760-704-6436.

Mainly Mozart Concert & Wine Reception

A Mainly Mozart Concert and Wine Reception will be held at the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club Sunday, March 17 , 5 p.m. (wine reception) and 6 p.m. (concert). Five of Mainly Mozart’s favorite artist join forces with acclaimed guitarist Paul Galbraith, playing his arrangements of Mozart’s Baroque Suite and Piano Sonata No. 17. For tickets, go to

Looking for water bugs

The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy (SDRVC) and local naturalist Bob Forthun invite participants to help collect and catalog benthic macroinvertebrates, e.g., insects, arthropods, copepods, and crustaceans, in the San Dieguito River and its tributaries located within the Santa Fe Valley Open Space area. Limited to 15 people. All ages welcome with signed waiver. Saturday March 30, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. At the Santa Fe Valley Open Space, 8175 Del Dios Rd, Rancho Santa Fe. Directions at Parking is available at the trailhead.

San Diego Friends of Jung event in Del Mar

The San Diego Friends of Jung will present Dr. Craig Stephenson Ph.D., speaking on A Jungian Interpretation of Grimms’ “Bearskin”: A Soldier’s Story of Trauma and Transcendence, at the Winston School in Del Mar (215 9th St., Del Mar) on Friday, March 15, 7:30 p.m. followed by a workshop on Saturday, March 16, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Stephenson is a certified Jungian analyst in practice as a licensed psychoanalyst in New York City. He serves as director of training for the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association, New York City and is a highly published author. Visit for more information on the events.

Bernstein Centennial celebrated in ‘Kaddish’ Symphony

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus (LJS&C) celebrates Leonard Bernstein’s Centennial in a concert filled with juxtapositions of light and dark on March 16-17. Anchoring the program is Bernstein’s rarely performed Symphony No. 3, subtitled “Kaddish.” Scored for large forces – chorus, large orchestra, children’s choir, soprano soloist and narrator — the symphony interweaves an ancient Jewish prayer for the dead with text by Bernstein. The program begins with Laurie San Martin’s nights bright days followed by Beethoven’s light-filled Eighth Symphony.

The performances take place in Mandeville Auditorium at UC San Diego on Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17. Concert times are 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. A pre-concert lecture by Steven Schick is given one hour before concert start. Tickets are $18-$39. Parking is free on weekends. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 858-534-4637 or visit

Val Kilmer Party and Screening of Cinema Twain

Join the San Diego International Film Festival for a private screening of Cinema Twain with Grammy nominee Val Kilmer, where attendees can meet Kilmer and see the film of his one-man play that took 12 years to produce. Screening includes Q&A with Kilmer, complimentary beer and wine and post screening dessert reception. The event will be held Thursday, March 14, from 6-9:30 p.m. at Theatre Box in San Diego (701 Fifth Ave., San Diego, 92101).

For tickets and more information, visit

Lecture: Aren’t You Supposed to be Retired?

Friday, March 8, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., San Elijo Campus of MiraCosta College, 3333 Manchester Ave, Cardiff, CA 92007, Student Center Conference Room. Free. Lecture: Lecture: Aren’t You Supposed to be Retired? (Confessions of an Old Geologist) Phil Farquharson. “My first volunteer tutoring assignment happened when I was in seventh grade in Waupaca, Wisconsin. After a teaching career spanning 57 years in six states and provinces, at 13 colleges and universities, I formally retired in 2016. In 2017 I returned to the “virtual” classroom, and thus began the greatest teaching adventure of my life so far — teaching introductory geology from all over North America.” Info:

UCSD Extension #HerPower Event

To commemorate Women’s History Month, UCSD Extension is hosting a free event Tuesday, March 12, from 5-8 p.m., highlighting the successes and challenges of women in the community. A panel of distinguished speakers will share their visions and personal experiences, bringing awareness to issues faced by women working in nontraditional fields and industries. The event will be followed by professional networking opportunities and interacting with nonprofit groups. Appetizers will be served. Parking and registration are free. For more information and tickets, visit Location: UC San Diego Extension. University City Center (UCC) Rooms 115-118, 6256 Greenwich Drive, San Diego.24th Annual

Ugly Dog Contest

The 24th Annual Ugly Dog Contest will be held Sunday, March 24, at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Registration is at 10 a.m. and the show starts at 11 a.m. Register at

RSF Democratic Club to present expert panel on human trafficking

The Rancho Santa Fe Democratic Club invites the community to hear an expert panel Thursday, March 14, on reducing the epidemic of human trafficking that plague San Diego and North County.

The Rancho Santa Fe Democratic Club meets second Thursdays (except July and December) at 6:30 p.m. at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club, 1505 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, in Solana Beach. The program begins at 7 p.m. and ends 8:30 p.m., with socializing before (6:30 p.m.) and after.

The cost for this event is $15 for all San Diego County Democratic club members and $25 for others. RSVP at or 323-365-2811.

Poway Symphony Orchestra to feature acclaimed pianist Fred Moyer

For its next concert, the Poway Symphony Orchestra will be joined by guest artist Fred Moyer to perform the Piano Concerto No.2 by Rachmaninoff. Also on the program are the Hungarian March by Berlioz and the Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture by Tchaikovsky. The concert will be held Sunday, March 17, at 4 p.m. at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts (15498 Espola Road, Poway).

The performances will be lead by John LoPiccolo, Music director and Conductor.

Purchase tickets and reserve seats online at or at the center’s box office: phone 858-748-0505. Info:

10th Annual Taste of Our Community

Options For All, an organization that gives individuals with disabilities more options for living their lives to the fullest, will hold its 10th Annual Taste of Our Community on Thursday, March 14, from 6-9 p.m. at BRICK in Liberty Station, located at 2863 Historic Decatur Road. The event celebrates a decade of fundraising for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in San Diego.

The 10th Annual Taste of Our Community will feature tastings from local top tier restaurants, specialty cocktails, wine and beer tasting, live entertainment, live & silent auctions, an opportunity drawing, raise the paddle, and special guest Steve Cassarino (Chef Roc). Tickets can be purchased online at