What’s going on around Encinitas this weekend and beyond


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

• Film: “Loose Cannons,” 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, San Elijo Campus of MiraCosta College, 3333 Manchester Ave, Cardiff, room 201. Free;

On a trip home to Southern Italy, Tommaso decides to tell his parents the truth about himself -only to see his older brother Antonio ruin his plans. Directed by Ferzan Ozpetek. Italy, 2013 (110 min., NR) Italian w/English subtitles.

• Intrepid Shakespeare Company: “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” Friday, Feb. 27-Sunday, March 15. Show times: 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays; Performing Arts Center, 1615 W. San Marcos Blvd. San Marcos. Cost: $35, $30, $25. Tickets/info: 760-295-7541.

Six adolescents (played by adult actors) vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of words. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! With audience participation. PG-13.

• Tree Pruning Workshop at Ocean Knoll Farm, 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, 701 Bonita Drive, Encinitas. Free.

Prepare your fruit trees for abundance and health with basic tree care and pruning instruction by Leichtag’s Yasha Magarik. Presented by Healthy Day Partners and Encinitas Garden Festival & Tour.

• Hands-on Activities for Families: Bean Mosaic Art. Noon-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, San Dieguito Heritage Museum, 450 Quail Gardens Drive; free;, 760-632-9711.

Beans played a central role in the history of Encinitas, and many of the first families to arrive here were following dreams of agriculture. Learn more about our history while letting your inner bean-tastic artist free!

• Concert: Tim Flood and Friends, Darius Degher and Daughters, 7-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas, 92024. Cost: $10 advance, $12 at door $11 seniors/students. Tickets/Info:

Multi-instrumentalist Tim Flood plays original songs and instrumentals influenced by his love of the earth and it’s people. He will be joined by Leo Dombecki and guests. Opening the evening will be Encinitas’ own homegrown folk-rock family band: Dad Darius has released five praised CDs of lyric-centric folk rock; Cleopatra is just back from a tour supporting her album “Pacific” (recently featured on NPR); and 15-year-old Cordelia has a debut EP coming this spring.

• First Sunday Concert: Robin Henkel and Billy Watson, 2 p.m. Sunday, March 1, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas. Free;

Henkel has opened shows for Dizzy Gillespie, Bonnie Raitt, BB King and the San Diego Symphony. Billy Watson is an entertainer extraordinaire. His energy as a frontman is relentless, his vocals inspiring, and his harp work musically outstanding.

• Cabaret Caccia: El Corazon Expuesto, 7 p.m. Sunday, March 1, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas. Free;

Featuring the gifted mezzo-soprano Rebecca Ramirez singing songs of Spain and Latin America. Enjoy free wine, candlelight, chocolates and table seating.

• JFS Coastal Club, Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester Ave., Cardiff.

Seniors 60-plus can choose from several different activities every Tuesday, including: 10 a.m. Flexibility and Fitness with Danyll; 11 a.m. Ask the Rabbi; noon, a four-course kosher lunch is served; and 1 p.m., enjoy a movie. Activities: free, lunch: $7. Reserve for lunch by noon the day before to 858-674-1123.

• Tuesday Movie, 4 p.m. March 3: Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas, 92024. Free. Call 760-753-7376, ext. 03.

Contact library for movie titles.

• La Paloma Theatre, 471 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas. Tickets: $9, $7. Call 760-436-SHOW (7469).

“Birdman,” “Whiplash,” Friday Midnight Movie: “Rocky Horror Picture Show.”