Encinitas events this weekend and beyond


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Songs of Angels Flute Orchestra

The Los Angeles-based Songs of Angels Flute Orchestra will perform in the beautiful oceanview venue at the Encinitas Library Concert Hall on Sunday, Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. The group is unique because of its wide range of flutes, from the piccolos highs to the double contrabass ultra lows.

The evening begins with a wine and appetizer reception outdoors on the patio, during which concertgoers can meet the musicians.

Parking is free, but organizers anticipate this event selling out so they advise buying tickets early. Tickets, which cost $16.52 with fees, can be purchased at or by calling 800-838-3006, Ext. 2.

This week at Art Lounge 101

Make Your Own Rubber Stamps with Amber George, using a centuries old technique called relief printing or block printing, Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. 12 p.m. Cost: $65. Collage with Pastels & Pressed Flowers with Linda Luisi. Create fabulous original art using torn paper collage and pressed flowers, leaves, vines and delicate pedals at this fun and relaxing workshop. Sunday, Aug. 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. Cost: $55.

Summer guitar workshop with Peter Pupping

Improve chord vocabulary, music reading, scales, improvisation and technique, and jam with other guitarists in various ensembles at this beginning through advanced workshop. All styles are welcome from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. each Monday in August at the Ranch View Baptist Church, 416 Rancho Santa Fe Road. Cost: $225. 760-815-5616.

First Fridays local art show

A monthly event, curated by Steve Mendoza, supporting local artists with visual art, live music, dancers from Performing Arts Workshop and refreshments. Artists featured include Rebecca Nebert, Solange Foix and Rick Rodriguiz. Friday, Aug. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Performing Arts Workshop, 1465 Encinitas Blvd., Suite A102. Suggested donation: $5-10. 760-753-2671.

Live music at American Legion Post

Douglas Benson. Each week, enjoy live music by local bands. Benson of the band Cash Only will play solo acoustic rock and roll and Johnny Cash covers to entertain the troops on Friday, Aug. 6 from 7 to10 p.m. American Legion San Dieguito Post 416, 210 F Street. Free. 760-753-5674.

Expert to speak on “SculpSure Body Contouring Laser”

Dr. Lawrence Eisenhauer is hosting an Open House titled “SculpSure Body Contouring Laser” Tuesday, Aug. 9, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at 320 Santa Fe Drive, Suite LL4, Encinitas, 92024.

The community is invited to attend the event which will cover the following:

· Learn about the non-invasive, fat reduction procedure SculpSure.

· 25-minute procedure / No down time/ 24 percent fat reduction

· See a live demo of procedure.

· Speak with the doctor, get a free consult.

· Learn more

All welcome. Please RSVP (760) 753-8413 or

Cash Mob-Sunshine Gardens

Encinitas For-Benefit and Engage Encinitas invite residents to support the six small business located in Sunshine Gardens. Visit the resident goats and koi, taste artisan craft olive oils, pick up natural garden supplies and dig into “The best pie in the West.” Saturday, Aug. 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sunshine Gardens, 155 Quail Gardens Drive.

Youth writing workshop

Torrey Pines High senior Maya Kota will conduct a specialized essay-writing workshop for 5th-9th grade students at Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Learn how to write news and sports articles, poetry/fiction and personal statement essays for applications and resume-building.

Animal Track family fun day

Kids can learn to identify different animal tracks from conservancy naturalists while exploring the outdoors. Sunday, Aug. 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center, 2710 Manchester Ave. Free.

Musical: The Music Man

The smash Broadway hit by Meredith Wilson about fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill who cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band. (Ovation Theatre) Aug. 5, 12 and 13, 7 p.m., and 6, 7, and 14, 2 p.m. Brubeck Theater, 1140 W. Mission Road, San Marcos. $13, $18. Tickets: 760-487-8568.

Families Make History: Fun With The Sun

Early settlers preserved fruits and vegetables for the winter by drying them in the summer sun. In August, create monoprint banners in the sun, using painting and printing techniques on paper and, of course, your imagination. Every Saturday and Sunday, 12-4 p.m. San Dieguito Heritage Museum, 450 Quail Gardens Drive. Free. 760-632-9711.

Friday Sunday Music Series: Bishop John W. Haynes & Change

The San Diego-based family gospel group has a distinct sound with plenty of rhythm and soul, which will inspire, uplift and renew. Sunday. Aug. 7 from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free

Summer Concerts by the Sea: Betamaxx

Concerts are held on the sand at Moonlight Beach with hands-on exhibits, demonstrations and giveaways. Bring blankets and beach chairs, no dogs or alcohol allowed. Sunday, Aug. 7 from 3-5 p.m. at 400 B Street. Free.

Collect, observe insects at San Elijo Lagoon

Come join the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy, and guest insect expert Moe Magowski, for an Insects at Night event Friday, Aug. 12 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Kid of all ages are welcome to (gently) collect and observe insects and pollinators of our nighttime skies.

After a stroll in waning light, and just before dusk, Magowski will set up the night trap and suspend a black light in front of the white sheet. This way, we’ll be able to see those insects that land behind the light for a rest stop on a contrasting background. Some bugs can be collected by hand for closer inspection.

Wearing light layers is recommended as are headlamps or flashlights. Space is limited and cost is $5 for members, otherwise $10. For more information, call 760-436-3944 ext: 706 or send an email to

La Paloma Theatre

Now showing: The Jungle Book, The BFG, Rocky Horror Picture Show. Tickets: $10, $9 (cash only). 471 Coast Hwy. 101. Show Times 760-436-7469.

Jazz at the Botanic Garden

Spend an evening enjoying the timeless sounds of Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie and more, performed by the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame Orchestra at the San Diego Botanic Garden on Sunday, Aug. 7 from 5-7 pm.

CD’s will be available to purchase the evening of the concert. Proceeds from the Band’s performances, CD sales and donations go to support music education in North County schools and to award scholarships to promising students in local high school band programs.

Tickets: SDBG members $15 (children 3-12 $5), non-members $25 (children 3-12 $10).

Open Mic at The Studio Encinitas

For all ages. Hosted by local singer/songwriter Kennady Tracy, each slot is 10 minutes or the duration of two songs. Food and refreshments will be available from concessions. Sign-ups start at 5:45 p.m. Wednesdays in August from 6-9 p.m. Free.

North Coast Rep presents ‘A Conversation with Edith Head’

North Coast Repertory Theatre presents “A Conversation with Edith Head,” a behind the scenes feast of great movie lore and delicious stories as told by eight-time Academy Award-winning costume designer Edith Head.The show will be presented Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 8-9, at 7 :30 p.m.

Susan Claassen stars in her internationally-acclaimed portrayal of Head. Hollywood’s golden age comes to life in an evening of wit, wisdom and a whisper of gossip. In her six decades of costume design, Head worked on over 1,100 films and dressed the greatest stars of Hollywood.

Performance takes place at North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075. For tickets, call the Box Office at 858-481-2155 or online at

Acoustic Brunch at Museum of Making Music

The Museum of Making Music, 5790 Armada Drive in Carlsbad, is hosting an Acoustic Brunch on Sunday, Aug. 7 at 11 a.m. That day, the museum parking lot will be transformed into a Central Park-meets-Coachella gathering space for live music, coffee, mimosas and Belgian waffles by Marcel’s Belgian Waffle Food Truck.

Brunch can be enjoyed during live performances by local, award-winning musicians Cassie B., Jesse Daniel Edwards and The Bad Carls.

The event is the launch of the museum’s MIX Sound Series and tickets — which cost $10 per person (children under 10 free) and include one complimentary beverage — can be purchased by visiting and clicking on the “Events” tab.

MoMM members receive a 10 percent ticket discount and all ticket holders will receive complimentary admission to the museum on the day of the event.

Expert on architect Lilian Rice to speak at Community Center

The San Dieguito Heritage Museum continues its summer speaker series on Tuesday, Aug. 9 with a lecture by noted biographer and historian Diane Y. Welch, who is designated as Lilian J. Rice’s official biographer by family descendants.

Welch is the world’s leading expert on the life and work of Rice, who was a Depression-era California architect for some of the nation’s wealthiest achievers and, in 1923, was asked to oversee the design of Ranch Santa Fe.

At the 7 p.m. event at the Encinitas Community Center, Welch will have signed, first-edition copies of her latest book, “The Life and Times of Lilian J. Rice, Master Architect” available for purchase.

For more information call 760-632-9711 or visit the San Dieguito Heritage Museum website or Facebook page.

Japan Festival at Encinitas Library

Celebrate the Sister City relationship between Encinitas and Amakusa, Japan at the seventh Annual Japan Festival, scheduled for Aug. 13 from 1 to 4 pm at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free

The festival will feature performances by Naruwan Taiko Drummers, Chika & the Happy Hoopers hula hooping students and Kikuta Kai Japanese Folk Dance and Bon Odori. Other activities include origami, tea ceremony presentations and kendama toy demonstrations. In addition, there will be refreshments, giveaways, a prize drawing and Japanese-themed books, movies and music available for checkout.

Taste of MainStreet

In addition to cuisine samples from more than 30 restaurants and many different musical performances at the Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association’s 28th Annual Taste of MainStreet, retail shops and salons will host ‘Sip Stops’ where participants can enjoy samples of local wine and craft beer from 15 local wineries and breweries from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 16.

Stages along main street will feature performances from Endangered Speciez, The Roxy Encinitas, Linda Berry & John January, Andy & Rob, Tropical Breeze, Superwave, the Sea Monks and Jason Matkin.

Tickets are $35 or, if the event hasn’t sold out, $45 at the door. For information or to purchase tickets, visit or the Encinitas 101 office, 818 S. Coast Hwy 101.

Familes 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.

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

Operation Game On Golf Classic is Aug. 15

Operation Game On’s 9th annual Golf Classic fundraiser will be held Aug. 15 at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. In addition to the golf tournament, the event includes food, beverages, tee prizes, silent auction and a chance to meet “combat injured heroes.” Operation Game On gives returning combat-injured troops “suffering from physical and mental disabilities a very special custom intro-to-golf package.” For more information and to register, visit

Upcoming JFS Coastal Club events

The following free events for seniors will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at the Coastal Club at Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester, Cardiff.

10 a.m. Feeling Fit with Danyll

Express yourself! Showcase at 11 a.m.: Wendy Holmstrom- Creative Writing Class: “Memoir and self-expression”

Participants will have the opportunity to work on memoirs, others may work on other creative endeavors. It is an incredibly rewarding experience to allow your creativity to blossom in your own unique way while potentially capturing a piece of your very own history.

Noon Movie: Trumbo

In the 1940s, Dalton Trumbo was one of the highest paid screenwriters in the world. A fixture on the Hollywood social scene, and a political activist supporting labor unions, equal pay and civil rights, Trumbo and his colleagues are subpoenaed to testify in front of the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) as part of its sweeping probe into communist activity in the U.S. 

Encinitas Relay for Life

The Encinitas Relay For Life will take place at the San Dieguito Academy High School Track on Aug. 6, beginning at 10 a.m. and ending on Aug. 7 at 8 a.m. An American Cancer Society fundraiser, Relay for Life celebrates the lives of people who have battled cancer, remembers loved ones lost, and fights back against the disease.

Each year, more than four million people in over 20 countries take part in the Relay for Life to raise much-needed funds and create awareness to save lives from cancer.

For more information on the Encinitas Relay for Life, visit event will take place at San Dieguito Academy located at 800 Santa Fe Avenue in Encinitas.