Encinitas events this week (June 29)


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Switchfoot Bro-Am Beach Fest

Head to the beach for a day of surfing and music - raising awareness and funds for kids in need and celebrating the community on June 30 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m at Moonlight Beach. With surf contests, surf joust session, performances by Switchfoot and other great bands, plus beach vendors and more. For more information, visit

First Sunday Music Series: Joshua White

Pianist Joshua White is a remarkably gifted jazz performer, classical pianist, and composer. In demand as a technically accomplished pianist, he interprets original compositions and explores the boundaries of collective improvisation. White will perform a mix of original compositions and selections from the Great American Songbook on July 1 from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. For more information, visit

4th of July Parade through the Garden

A 4th of July Parade will be held July 4 at San Diego Botanic Garden. Bring decorated strollers and wagons (no bikes please) and wear red, white and blue. Meet at Seeds of Wonder at 10 a.m. and the parade will start at 10:30 a.m.

Cost: Free with paid admission or membership. Visit

Class: Photography Fundamentals & Creative Control

Ready to get more from your digital camera? Then this is the class on June 30 from 9 a.m. to noon for you! Join Sandy Zelasko at the San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, as she reviews basic camera controls and how to apply them. Practice what you’ve learned shooting beautiful images. Bring your digital camera and manual to class. For more information, visit

Families Make History

The Heritage Ranch, 450 Quail Gardens Drive, presents arts, crafts and music making every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, visit

Meet the artist: Angela Jackson

Join local artist and art educator, Angela Jackson, as she hosts a live paint event on June 30 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Bliss 101, 553 South Coast Highway 101. Jackson is inspired by the beauty and therapeutic aspects of the ocean, which are expressed in her mixed media paintings. Angela is a visual art instructor at San Dieguito Academy High School. For more information, visit

Chamber Music Concert

Hear several ensembles from the North Coast Symphony Orchestra perform chamber music by Mozart, Beethoven and Dvorak on June 30 at 2 p.m. at Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. For more information, visit

Pollinators! Family Fun Day

Kids can learn all about pollinators with the birds, bees and butterflies of summer on July 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center, 2710 Manchester Avenue. Discover why flowers and pollinators need each other with hands-on fun, craft making, tours and discovery stations. For more information, visit

Songwriter Sundays

Join the Heritage Ranch, 450 Quail Gardens Drive, for an acoustic afternoon as local songwriters donate their time to share their music on July 1 from noon to 4 p.m. Songwriters interested in participating can get all the information at For more information, visit

Sunday Summer Concerts by the Sea: Fan Halen

This summer, Encinitas Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts brings the fun to Moonlight Beach at its Sunday Summer Concerts by the Sea series in July and August. Known as “The World’s Most Authentic Tribute to Van Halen,” Fan Halen will set the stage with Dave, Eddie, Alex and Michael in a true-to-life tribute to not only the band but the spirit of an era on July 1 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Moonlight Beach. Each concert features fun games, contests and free stuff. For more information, visit

Book Sale at Library

Encinitas Friends of the Library Bookstore holds a book sale on July 7. Most books will be from 25 cents to $1, with CD’s for 25 cents and DVDs typically $1. 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

Flicks at the Fountain

The Carlsbad Village Association will host its annual Flicks at the Fountain, a weekly series of family-fun films at Carlsbad Village’s prominent fountain at the corner of State Street and Grand Avenue. The free movies make their big screen debut on July 5 at dusk, or around 8 p.m., and continue each Thursday evening until Aug. 9. Seating begins at 6 p.m. For more information, visit

La Paloma Theatre

Now showing: The Rider, RGB, Isle of Dogs and Rocky Horror Picture Show. 471 Coast Highway 101. For tickets and show times, visit

The Concert That Never Was

Sharon Owens and Sebastian Anzaldo, two of the most impressive celebrity impersonators in the business, travel the world performing their uncanny tribute to the two famous singers, Frank Sinatra and Barbra Streisand. They will perform on July 8 at 2:30 p.m. at Carlsbad Community Church, 3175 Harding Street in Carlsbad.

They perform favorite tunes such as: Barbra Streisand’s “On a Clear Day,” “Somewhere,” and “Hello Dolly,” and Frank Sinatra’s “Come Fly With Me,” “My Way,” and “New York, New York.” This is your chance to see the two most famous vocalists of all time in one place, and at the same time, along with the Coastal Cities Jazz Band. For more information, visit

Mobile blood drive

Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA, in partnership with the San Diego Blood Bank, will hold a mobile blood drive Tuesday, July 10, from 1 p.m.-6 p.m. at 200 Saxony Rd., Encinitas, 92024 - parking lot. It is recommended that donors consume an adequate meal and plenty of fluids prior to giving. A photo identification must be presented upon signing up to donate. Donors must be 17 and older (age 16 requires a parental consent), 114 pounds and in good health.

Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment for their convenience but walk-ins are also welcome. To schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-4MY-SDBB (1-800-469-7322) or visit

Uganda benefit event

Florence for Youth in Action will host its annual fundraiser for vulnerable children in Kampala, Uganda on June 30 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. For more information, visit

Star Spangled Pops

Bayside Summer Nights concert series kicks off with “Star Spangled Pops.” The San Diego Symphony performs patriotic hits and rousing selections from movies and Broadway, capped off by fireworks, 7:30 p.m. June 29-30 and July 1. Embarcadero Marina Park South, 200 Marina Park Way, downtown San Diego. Tickets from $27.

Athenaeum Festival

The 20th annual Athenaeum Summer Festival kicks off 4 p.m. Sundays July 1 and continues July 8, 15 and 22 with pianist Gustavo Romero performing a selection of works from his 19-year involvement with the festival, including works by Bach, Brahms, Chopin, Debussy, Gershwin, Haydn, Liszt, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Scarlatti, Schubert and Schumann. Whew! Tickets: $45-$165; $152-$620 series. Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. (858) 454-5872.

Pauly Shore to perform at The Comedy Store

Pauly Shore, known for his roles in “In the Army Now,” “Bio Dome,” and “Encino Man,” (and for being the son of late Comedy Store owner Mitzi Shore), takes the La Jolla stage, 7 p.m. June 29-30 and July 1 at The Comedy Store, 916 Pearl St., La Jolla. Tickets: $25. (858) 454-9176.

La Jolla Playhouse stages ‘Queens’

“Queens,” the story a young immigrant living in Queens, New York in 2017, opens July 3 and continues through July 29 at La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive on the UC San Diego campus. Story also incorporates the voices of the fierce and proud women who preceded her. Tickets from $41. (858) 550-1010.

San Diego County Fair

The San Diego County Fair runs through July 4, except for Mondays and Tuesdays in June. This year’s theme is “How Sweet It Is.” The event features great food, music, rides, activities and more. For more information, visit

Artists sought for Art & Wine Festival

Calling all artists! The La Jolla Art & Wine Festival, a benefit for La Jolla public schools, is booking its booths for the 10th annual La Jolla Art & Wine Festival, Saturday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct. 7 down Girard Avenue.

Organizers promise spectacular art, fine wine, San Diego’s best craft beers, live entertainment and family-friendly activities. This curated festival will feature some 150 artists from across the United States and Mexico. Profits raised benefit underfunded programs such as art, music, science, physical education, technology and on-site medical care at La Jolla public elementary and middle schools.

To be considered for the 2018 festival, you must have a profile account on, which is free and easy to obtain. The LJAWF application fee is $25. Want more information? Visit for dates, deadlines and FAQs. Or send an e-mail to art director Brenda Chand at

RSF Historic Home Tour

The Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society is now taking reservations for its first Historic Home Tour co-partnered with the Women In Architecture, Palomar Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The tour is to be held Saturday, July 14, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., and will feature six remarkable vintage homes and Lilian Rice-inspired classic homes. The identities of these spectacular homes remains a mystery, to be revealed at check-in when attendees receive their tour brochure.

The tour will include vintage Spanish Hacienda-style mansions to intimate Pueblo and Arts and Crafts homes. Each home retains its historic designation with modern updates and additions that preserve the historic nature of the properties.

The tour early check-in begins at 11 a.m. at La Flecha House, the Historical Society’s headquarters at 6036 La Flecha in Rancho Santa Fe.

To register, go to, or use Eventbrite at, or send a check payable to the RSF Historical Society, P O Box 1, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067. For more information: Sharon Alix, administrator, (858) 756-9291.