What’s happening in Encinitas this week and beyond


For more info on events, visit the city’s newsletter.

Cardiff Kook run kicks off Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 7

This year’s 5th annual Cardiff Kook Run (CKR) – 10K and 5K Costume Contest – will be held Sunday, Feb. 7 at 7 a.m. The CKRs are a SoCal Super Bowl Sunday tradition, where thousands kick off the morning with a 10k and 5k fun run and costumed race along the Pacific Coast.

U.S. Track and Field has certified the CKR 10K and 5K courses. This year’s group of “Elite Runners” is the strongest group in its five-year history. Runners are expected to break the course record in both men’s and women’s divisions. Prize money of $8,200 will be split among the top six finishers in each division.

Each year, CKR is proud to donate generous portions of proceeds to selected charities each year and continuing the effort of preserving and enhancing the “Cardiff Kook” plaza in beautiful Cardiff-by-the Sea.

Registration is now open – $44 for the 5K (3.1 miles), $49 for the Kook K (4 miles), and $54 for the 10K (6.2 miles). It is $35 to join a 2016 Cardiff Kook Run Team. Each participant receives a soft cotton T-shirt and finisher’s medal.

To register or for more information, visit

Diane Mandle Tibetan Bowl and Gong Concert

A special concert by Diane Mandle of Sound Energy Healing will take place 6-7 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Encinitas Library. The event marks the culmination of Wellness Week, a weeklong program of events and special offers designed to engage the public in learning about and experiencing ways to improve their physical, mental and spiritual well-being. A suggested donation of $5 will benefit Healthy Day Partners. The library is located at 540 Cornish Drive. For more information, visit

Afro-Cuban Dance Class

Juan Carlos Blanco, lead dance and percussion teacher of Omo Ache Cuban, is coming to North County. To the beat of conga and bata, Blanco will teach secular and sacred dances of Cuba from 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 29 at Dance North County Studio, located at 535 Encinitas Blvd., Suite 100. The class costs $13. For more information, visit

Class and Farm Tour

Learn about healthy eating with a free class on the nutritional values of heirloom versus hybrid veggies, followed by a farm tour. Ride a bike to the farm and receive a complimentary bouquet of herbs. The free event will take place 11 a.m. to noon on Jan. 30 at Coral Tree Farm, located at 598 Park Lane. To RSVP, email For more information, visit

Families Make History: Pet Beds

Help make no-sew pet beds and toys for dogs and cats at Rancho Coastal Humane Society from noon to 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday at San Dieguito Heritage Museum. The museum is located at 450 Quail Gardens Drive. For more about the free events, call 760-632-9711 or visit

Concert: Innovation Centre Encinitas Fundraiser with Dillon Casey and Paul Chapman

Dillon Casey, guitarist for local folk groups Second Cousins and the In Motion Collective, along with guitarist and singer Paul Chapman will present a fun evening of finger-style acoustic guitar from 7-9 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Encinitas Library. The 21 and over event will feature prize drawings, food and beer for purchase. Proceeds will benefit the music program at Innovation Centre Encinitas. Tickets cost $15 in advance and $20 at the door. The library is located at 540 Cornish Drive. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

San Diego Fermentation Festival

The Jan. 31 family-friendly outdoor festival at Coastal Roots Farm will feature a Makers Marketplace of artisanal foodmakers and brewers, workshops and presentations, a do-it-yourself fermentation station, wholeness pavilion with yoga and sound healing, and a culture petting zoo of the ‘good bugs’ used in fermentation. The event will also feature live music. There will also be a 21 and over Ambrosia Garden with adult beverages. The event will take place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Coastal Roots Farm, located at 441 Saxony Road. General admission costs $20. Tickets to the Ambrosia Garden cost $35. For more information or to purchase tickets, cost

Citizens Academy: A Behind the Scenes Guided Tour of Solana Center for Environmental Innovation

Learn about Solana Center’s history, education programs, composting practices and future plans. The Jan. 31 tour includes vermicomposting demo area, garden areas and a presentation about innovative community-based food waste solutions by Executive Director Jessica Toth. The free tour will take place from 2-3:30 p.m. at Solana Center, located at 137 N. El Camino Real. Free. Space is limited, so RSVP is required at For more information, visit

La Paloma Theatre

La Paloma Theatre is now showing “Brooklyn,” “Room,” “Spotlight” and “Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Tickets cost $10 for adults and $9 for senior age 65 and older and children age 12 and younger. Only cash is accepted. La Paloma Theatre is located at 471 Coast Highway 101. For more information, call 760-436-7469 or visit

Intrepid Theatre Staged Reading

Intrepid Theatre will present “Three Days of Rain” Feb. 22. Written by Richard Greenberg, the staged reading will feature Intrepid co-founders Christy and Sean Yael-Cox, and local favorite Jason Heil. The event is part of a six-part staged reading series. Tickets are $15. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Expert to discuss Immigration and Immigration Reform

On Friday, Feb. 5, from 1-2:30 p.m. Katia Hansen from UURISE (Unitarian Universalist Refugee and Immigrant Services and Education) will talk about the processes of immigration and naturalization and explain what services UURISE provides to people who are coming to this country to seek a better life. The event will take place at San Elijo Campus of MiraCosta College, 3333 Manchester Ave, Cardiff, CA 92007, room 201. Free.

Tatiana Sanchez, reporter for the San Diego Union Tribune, will talk about the national debate over immigration reform. Sanchez will touch on the shift to new policies focusing on public safety, and review immigration court cases, starting with President Obama’s executive order to shield 5 million unauthorized immigrants from deportation. She will discuss the Texas judge’s injunction against that order and the Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that the executive order overstepped the power Congress has authorized for a president. Lastly, she will talk about the recent Supreme Court’s decision to review the executive immigration plan.

For more information, visit

Concert to benefit Umoja Program

MiraCosta College kicks off its Black History Month activities with its third annual Umoja Program fundraising concert, “Soul Fusion,” Saturday, Feb. 6, 5:15–7:30 p.m. A VIP reception will precede the program at 4 p.m. The event will take place at the MiraCosta College Concert Hall (Bldg. 2400), located on the Oceanside Campus at 1 Barnard Drive.

Performing artists will include gospel group David Dredden and Undefeated; special guest artist and Grammy-award winning Earth Wind and Fire saxophonist, Gary Bias; and highly acclaimed, spoken-word poetry collective, Fiveology. Professor Anthony Blacksher, a.k.a. “Ant Black,” will serve as master of ceremonies.

For additional info about the Umoja Program, visit