What’s going on around Encinitas this weekend and beyond, Aug. 20-26


These are just some of the events taking place in and around Encinitas this weekend. For details, visit

• Save the date: Passport to India, 6-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. Tickets:

Encinitas Friends of the Arts invites you to their next “Passport” event, exploring the art and culture of India. Featuring many of San Diego’s finest Indian artists! Enjoy dinner, art, music, dance, henna, saris, film, drumming, opportunity drawings, DJ and dancing!

• Thursday Family Fun Night, 4:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Free with admission/membership. Info:

Families are invited to pack up the kids and enjoy some outdoor fun in Hamilton Children’s Garden. Live, kid-friendly entertainment is provided from 6-7 p.m.: Enjoy Clint Perry and the Boo Hoo Crew.

• Classic Car Night: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, Coast Highway 101 between D and J streets. Free. Call 760- 943-1950.

Downtown Encinitas comes alive with hundreds of hot rods, Woodies and other classic and vintage vehicles. Enjoy live music at several venues along the route.

• Citizens Academy: The For-Benefit Business Movement, 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Call 760-753-7376.

Hear from Andrew Hewitt and local entrepreneurs how Encinitas is emerging as a leader of the for-benefit or “conscious capitalism” business model, which values making a positive impact on society and the environment — in addition to profit.

• Summer Camp Art Show, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, Lux Art Institute, 1550 S. El Camino. Free. Info:

Art from every camper will be included in this annual exhibit of artworks from kids in grades 1-6, and from teens who participated in the Teen Summer Studio. A most impressive student exhibit.

• Families Making History: Treasure Boxes. Noon-4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, San Dieguito Heritage Museum, 450 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. Free. Call 760-632-9711.

Every weekend, enjoy fun activities with a historical theme. In August, make a keepsake box for your summer treasures. What would the pioneer children have kept in their treasure boxes? Come find out and learn about San Dieguito history.

• Louise Harrison Book Signing: 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, Barnes & Noble, 1040 N. El Camino Real. Free. Call 760- 943-6400.

Relive Beatlemania with Louise Harrison, sister of Beatle George Harrison, as she signs copies of her new book: “My Kid Brother’s Band ... a.k.a. the Beatles!”

• Opening Reception: Connie Boulton-McCoy, Daniel McStocker. 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, Encinitas Community Center Gallery, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. Free. Call 760- 943-2260.

Connie’s oil paintings are an exploration in realism and abstract art and show her great skill as an artist. Daniel’s glass work utilizes wood and metal and his skills at fusing and torch work to examine the elemental world. Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments.

• Lumberyard Courtyard: Saturday Night Music, 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, Saint-Tropez Bistro, 947 S. Coast Highway 101. Free. Call 760-633-0084.

From August through the end of September, stop by Saint-Tropez Bistro in The Lumberyard Courtyard for delicious food and drink, and soak in the sounds of local musicians. Tonight, hear smooth jazz by Keith Jacobson on saxophone. Check out local art at the Off Track Gallery.

• La Paloma Theatre, 471 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas. Tickets: $10, $9 (cash only). Call 760-436-SHOW (7469).

Now showing: “Amy,” “I’ll See You in My Dreams,” “Love and Mercy.” Friday midnight movie, “Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

• JFS Coastal Club, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester Ave., Cardiff. Activities free, lunch $7. Reserve for lunch by noon Monday, Aug. 24, to 858-674-1123. Info:

JFS Coastal Club. Seniors 60-plus, choose from several different activities starting at 10 a.m. with Flexibility and Fitness Yoga with Danyll; 11 a.m., “Don’t be a Victim of Scams,” with attorney Karin Asfar, who shares the latest information about scams, especially those aimed at seniors. A healthy lunch is served at noon, and at 1 p.m. see the film “Selma.”

• Tuesday Movie: 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Contact library for title: 760-753-7376.

Inspired by the true story of four undocumented Mexican-American high-school students, who enter the National Underwater Robotics Competition. There, with the help of their teacher, the savvy young students test their tech skills against some of the brightest minds at MIT. Rated PG-13. Contact library for title.

• Wednesdays@Noon: Concert, noon-12:45 p.m. Wed-nesday, Aug. 26, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Call 760-633-2746.

Michael Sanders, piano. A graduate of USC with degrees in piano, accompanying and composition, Sanders is no stranger to the concert halls of the Southland and is a favorite in Encinitas. He will perform Bach’s inventions and Sinfonias, Beethoven’s beloved “Moonlight” Sonata and works by composers of the early 20th century: York Bowen, Alban Berg, and George Boyle. Info:

• Teen Movie and Pizza, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, Cardiff Library, 2081 Newcastle Ave., Cardiff. Free. Info: 760-753-4027 or

Come on out for a brilliant and fun movie experience! Sign up in advance, so we know how much pizza to order. Call for movie title.