Encinitas events this weekend and beyond

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Classic Car Nights

Cruise downtown to see hundreds of hot rods, Woodies and other classic and vintage vehicles and enjoy live music at several venues, find car clubs and an Awards Ceremony at 7:15 p.m. All types and makes of classic vehicles are welcome in any open street parking space.

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Thursday, July 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Downtown Encinitas, S. Coast Hwy 101, between D-J Streets. Free. 760-943-1950.

Summer Concerts by the Sea: Simpkin Project

(Reggae music). Concerts are held right on the sand at beautiful Moonlight Beach. New this year, enjoy hands-on exhibits, demos and free stuff. Bring blankets and beach chairs. No dogs or alcohol allowed.

Sunday, July 17, 3-5 p.m. Moonlight Beach, 400 B Street. Free. 760-633-2740.

All-American Car Show

MOPAR Club of San Diego will present its 18th annual All-American Car Show on Saturday, July 16 in the parking lot of MiraCosta College’s San Elijo Campus.

The free, family-oriented event runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day, with music, food, drawings, vendors and some beautiful American cars, trucks and motorcycles.

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Country Western Dance Lessons

Wednesday is western night at Tower 13. Christy Johnson teaches the 2 Step, Cowboy Cha Cha, Cowboy Waltz and the 10 Step. Come in your best western wear. After the class, dance to live Country music.

Every Wednesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tower 13, 2633 S. Coast Hwy 101, Cardiff. $5. 760-580-0116.

3-Day Portrait/Costume Painting Workshop with Meadow Gist

With 6 hours of instruction each day, small student to teacher ratio (15 to 1), frequent demos, and one-on-one work on each student’s piece as well as critiques.

Friday-Sunday, July 15-17. Watts Atelier of the Arts, 171 Calle Magdalena, Suite 103. $400.

West African Dance

At 6:30 p.m., Senegalese dancer, Diene Sagna will teach the Sabar dance. At 8:30 p.m., Los Angeles choreographer Kara Mack returns to teach Mash Up, a funky rendition of a Southern marching drumline dance. Be ready to work out! Both classes have live percussion.

July 15. Dance North County, Suite 100, 533 Encinitas Blvd., $15 or $25.

Park Dale Players: The Comic Book Artist

Don’t miss this musical comedy where hapless little Stanley Leonardo Sappowitz, armed with only a pen in his hand, battles the evil Dr. Shock Clock and his sly henchmen, the Minutos

Friday & Sat, July 15, 16, 29 and 30. 7 p.m. Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary School, 8000 Calle Acervo. $4. 760-672-3581.

Live Music at the American Legion

The Hastings Band. Each week, enjoy live music by local bands. The Hastings Band will perform classic Blues, Funk, Soul and R&B to entertain the troops. All are welcome. Friday, July 15, 7-10 p.m. American Legion San Dieguito Post 416, 210 F Street. Free. Info 760-753-5674.

The Brown Fuse Band will perform acoustic rock to entertain the troops. Saturday, July 16, 7-10 p.m. Free. 760-753-5674.

Families Make History: Summer Seascape Sculptures

San Dieguito ancestors fished in the ocean and rivers and gathered shellfish and seaweed on the beach. During the month of July, create brightly colored seascape sculptures featuring marine life, seashells and surfboards. Your imagination and personality will make them come to life. You’ll have oceans of fun!

Every Saturday and Sunday, 12-4 p.m. San Dieguito Heritage Museum, 450 Quail Gardens Drive. Free. 760-632-9711.

iPalpiti Orchestra: From Vivaldi to Hollywood

The last Encinitas concert of this year’s iPalpiti Festival is the iPalpiti Orchestra featuring 25 award-winning young musicians from 18 different countries, Eduard Schmieder, conductor. They will perform Mendelssohn’s String Symphony No.10 in B minor, Vivaldi’s L`Estro Armonico Concerto X Op. 3 for Four Violins and Orchestra and Franz Waxman’s Carmen Fantasy with violin virtuoso Samuel Nebyu.

Saturday, July 16, 2 p.m. St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 890 Balour Drive. $25 Tickets 800-595-4849, or at the door. For more information: 760-633-2746.

JFS Coastal Club

A social and wellness gathering for all Seniors, 60+. Choose from five different activities: 9:30 a.m., Cozy Café; 10 a.m., Fit and Flexible with Danyll; 11 a.m., Showcase: Showcase: Laughter Yoga with Wendy Holmstrom. The best way to improve both your health and your well-being; 12 p.m., lunch and film: Zootopia.

Tuesday, July 19, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester Avenue. Free, lunch $5.

Concert: Summer Splendor

North Coast Symphony, Daniel Swem, Conductor. Featuring light classical and pops music, including Marche Militaire Francaise by Saint-Saens, Cossack Dance by Tchaikovsky and selections from Les Miserables. From 1-2:30 p.m., the San Diego County Music Exchange will present an Instrument Petting Zoo. Table seating for up to 8 persons, bring a picnic supper (no alcoholic beverages).

Saturday, July 16, 2:30 p.m. Encinitas Comm. Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Dr. $10, $8, $25 family, at the door.

Demos, Dialogue & Art

A local mixed media artist and arts educator, Angela Jackson is interested in the psychological and healing properties of the ocean. Some materials are provided, check the website for a list of what to bring with you. (San Dieguito Art Guild)

Sunday, July 17, 2-4 p.m. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. $10. RSVP to Julie 760-942-3636.

La Paloma Theatre

Now Showing: Love & Friendship, The Lobster, Rocky Horror Picture Show

Tickets: $10, $9 (cash only). 471 Coast Hwy. 101. Show Times 760-436-7469.

Passport To France

Celebrate French culture with San Diego’s finest French artists. Enjoy regional French cuisine, wine and beer, and artisan items in the Marketplace. With performances by Fern Street Circus, Dragon Knights Stilt Theatre, Encinitas Ballet, Can Can dancers and dancing to the band Jessica Fichot. Plus, art, film and opportunity drawings. (Encinitas Friends of the Arts)

Saturday, July 23, 6:30-9 p.m. Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. $20, $25; $35. Tickets, or at the door. 760-298-1708.

Whodunit?A Murder Mystery

There has been a murder at the Encinitas Library! Release your inner detective in this afternoon filled of suspense, intrigue and an ultimate truth. Solve the clues to discover who might be the murderer!

Tuesday, July 19, 3:30 p.m. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. 760-753-7376.

Modern Dance & Yoga for Older Adults

For adults 45 years and up who wish to strengthen their bodies, increase flexibility, improve posture and well being and have fun exploring creative expression through movement. Contemporary dance techniques complemented with yoga postures.

Wednesdays, 9-10:30 a.m. Eve Encinitas, 575 S. Coast Hwy 101. By donation. 858-204-2058.

Wednesdays@Noon Music Event

The Willowood duo has been performing together for more than a decade. Sheila Jaffe started her musical career as a keyboard artist and her love of the Celtic harp over 20 years ago. Kathy Link has been a member of the Fairbanks Symphony. They will present A Musical Tour of the Misty Isles, traditional songs of Wales, Scotland, England and Ireland. (Encinitas Arts Division)

Wednesday, July 20, 12-12:45 p.m. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. 760-633-2746.

Drama Kids

Interactive theater games and activities for children 6-11 years old, presented by Drama Kids International.

Wednesday, July 20, 3:30-4:30 .pm. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Dr. Free. 760-753-7376.

Farm and Hangout

With live music by Barnwell Shift and food trucks. Bring a friend, a blanket, a beverage of your choice and even a picnic basket as we enjoy the summer colors at sunset. The farmers ask you to wear closed toed shoes. Sorry, no pets.

Thursday, July 21, 4:30-8 p.m. Coastal Roots Farm at Leichtag Commons, 800 Quail Garden’s Drive, Free. RSVP required.

Looking Back Lagoon Tour

Coastal wetlands are naturally dynamic. So is our intertwined history with them. Learn more about ways both nature and humans have altered the landscape of the lagoon over time in this Conservancy naturalist-led tour.

Sunday, July 24, 3-4:30 p.m. San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center, 2710 Manchester Avenue. Free.

Art Lounge on 101

Linda Frueh: Introduction to Encaustics. An ancient medium for sculpture and painting based on molten beeswax and damar tree resin. Create lush textures, glossy surfaces and luminous color combinations. Saturday, July 16, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $225, materials included. 858-442-8666.

Yolanda Gutierrez: Mini Mosaic Jewelry Pendant. Choose from five to eight different style bezel design pendants. Materials included. Tuesday, July 19, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Art Lounge on 101, 816 S. Coast Hwy 101. $55. 858-442-8666.

Linda Frueh: Photo Encaustic Workshop. Turn a favorite photo into a work of art using multiple techniques including rubbed image transfer, toner print transfer, collage and tracing. Tuesday, July 19, 3-6 p.m. $115, materials included.

Cliff Oliver: Visual Storytelling Photography. Improve your compositional skills, discover new techniques and take better photos with photo apps to capture, edit and share your images.

Insect Festival

This one-of-a-kind festival is sure to intrigue bug-devotees of all ages featuring thousands of fascinating creepy-crawlies, including live lizards, snakes and the famous Madagascar hissing cockroach.

Saturday and Sunday, July 23 & 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Free with paid admission or membership. Kids 12 and under free. 760-436-3036.

‘Tuesday Night Comics’ coming to NC Rep

Tuesday Night Comics returns to North Coast Repertory Theatre on July 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Hosted by Mark Christopher Lawrence, San Diego Critic’s Circle “2012 Outstanding Actor Of The Year,” Tuesday Night Comics is arguably the funniest night of comedy in San Diego. MCL taps into his extensive list of talented comedian friends and shares the North Coast Rep stage with them. The show is comprised of talent from all over the country. Rated R. Free appetizers and $3 beers.

To order tickets, visit, or call the box office 858-481-1055.

North Coast Repertory Theatre is located at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, 92075.

Families Make History: Summer Seascape Sculptures

San Dieguito ancestors fished in the ocean and rivers and gathered shellfish and seaweed on the beach. During the month of July, create brightly colored seascape sculptures featuring marine life, seashells, and surfboards. Your imagination and personality will make them come to life. You’ll have oceans of fun!

Every Saturday and Sunday, 12-4 p.m. San Dieguito Heritage Museum, 450 Quail Gardens Drive. Free. 760-632-9711.

Chamber Music Concert

Six ensembles from of the North Coast Symphony will perform, including a string quartet: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik by Mozart, a wind quintet: Spanish Encores arranged by Silvia Coricelli, London Trios by Haydn for two flutes and cello, and more.

Saturday, July 23, 2:30 p.m. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. 760-753-3003.

Ovation Theater: The Music Man Sociable

Join Ovation Theatre (formerly North County School of the Arts) for excerpts from the upcoming production of The Music Man. With strolling barbershop quartets, old fashioned carnival games, Apple Pie Bakeoff, picnic dinners, performances and ice cream!

Saturday, July 23, 6-8 p.m. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free, tickets for food/games available at the door. 760-487-8568.

SRC Dance for the Win

Experience the fun of line dancing with easy instruction provided by Dance North County.

Sunday, July 24, 2-3 p.m. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. 760-753-7376.

Bollywood Dancing for Adults

A fusion of Indian and Western dance styles. The session will also provide a cardio workout. All levels are welcome. Bollywood Steps is an established Indian dance company with locations all over San Diego County. Payal Nanavati, Instructor. Sundays, July 24 and 31, 4-5 p.m. Performing Arts Workshop, 1465 Encinitas Blvd, Suite A102. $60/month (4 classes). 215-327-8691.

Virtuosi Concert

Featuring two outstanding young artists, Annelle Gregory, violin, and Alexander Sinchuk, piano. They will perform works by Beethoven, Liszt, Prokofiev and Dousa. (Virtuosi USA). Sunday, July 24, 7:30 p.m. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. $30, $20 senior, student, military. 858-207-6967.

Coastal Cities Jazz Band presents top saxophonist

Coastal Cities Jazz Band will present Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Eric Marienthal Sunday, July 24, 2 p.m. at Carlsbad Community Church. Marienthal is back to perform some of his newest charts, written for him by noted arrangers Sammy Nestico, Tom Kubis and Gordon Goodwin. Marienthal has performed in more than 75 different countries. The Coastal Cities Jazz Band is a 17-piece big band under the direction of Gary Adcock. For more information, call Gary Adcock at 858-775-1113. Carlsbad Community Church is located at 3175 Harding St, Carlsbad, 92008.

1st Annual State BBQ Competition

The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club recently announced the first annual Del Mar BBQ State Championship, which will take place on the Sunday, July 17, anchoring Opening Weekend of the Del Mar racing season. The Del Mar BBQ State Championship will feature over 40 professional BBQ Pitmasters, local restaurants and chefs who will be competing in the contest. The event will take place at the Seaside Concert Area of the Del Mar Race Track and will be a free event for all ticketed track attendees. BBQ samples will be on sale starting at 12 p.m. until 5 p.m. or until the teams run out.

Proceeds from the sale of barbecue samples will benefit the Emilo Nares Foundation, which provides transportation for low-income children who need to get to their medical appointments.

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