What’s going on around Encinitas this weekend and beyond, July 15-21


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

• iPalpiti Festival: Open Rehearsals, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (new time!) Friday, July 17, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Call 760-633-2746.

The iPalpiti Orchestra has arrived — 24 musicians from 22 countries. Watch the musical process in person as the orchestra and Maestro Schmieder create the famous “iPalpiti Sound.”

• Parks & Recreation, various camps at various city facilities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, through Aug. 20. Costs vary; financial assistance available. Call 760-633-2740.

Week-long camps for ages 4-17 in acting, computer, cooking, dance, Lego engineering, science, beach, skateboarding, sports, surf, Seaside Day, and more. Enroll at City Hall or the Community Center.

• Summer Art Camp/Summer Teen Studio, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. through Aug. 14, Lux Art Institute, 1578 S. El Camino Real. Cost: $275/week members, $350/week guests. Info:

Week-long camps for kids in grades 1-6 and teens in grades 7-11. Projects change each week in media of choice: drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media, printmaking, collage and photography.

• iPalpiti Festival: Host a Musician, 6 p.m. Friday, July 17. Email Jim Gilliam at, or call 760-633-2746.

Enjoy a cultural exchange with one or more of the iPalpiti musicians by treating them to dinner.

• Families Making History: Pinwheels. 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 that revolve around a historical theme. In July, we think of pinwheels as representations of the windmills that dotted the county’s farmsteads, bringing water to the surface for use in growing lima beans and other crops.

• iPalpiti Orchestra, Concert on the Lawn, 4 p.m. Saturday, July 18, San Dieguito Academy amphitheater, 800 Santa Fe Drive. Free. Call 760-633-2746.

The acclaimed orchestra of 24 award-winning young musicians from 22 different countries will perform Liszt’s “Hungarian Rhapsody,” Borodin’s “Nocturne,” Arensky’s “Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky,” Schnittke’s “Mischievous Polka,” and more! Eduard Schmieder, conductor.Bring a blanket or low back chairs, a picnic basket, and enjoy! Opportunity drawings of original art, gift certificates and more.

• Lagoon Platoon, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, July 18, San Elijo Lagoon (check website for map). Free. Info:

Volunteers are needed to help with native plant restoration in the state ecological reserve. Gardening skills not necessary!

• Build Your Own Hydroponic Summer Garden, 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, July 18, San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Cost: $75 members, $90 nonmembers. Info:

Learn the principles of the hydroponic wick method by building your own sustainable garden to take home.

• Solana Center Presents: Solar Energy: Facts vs. Fiction, 10-11 a.m. Sunday, July 19, San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Cost: $30 members, $36 nonmembers. Registration required:

Mike Davidson with San Diego County Solar will cut through the misinformation and provide you with a clear understanding of residential solar technology, the benefits of solar, environmental and economic and the real costs.

• Demos and Dialogue: Experimentation with Mixed Media, Angela Jackson, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, July 19, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. RSVP required: 760-942-3636.

Fascinated with science, nature and the human body since a child, Jackson’s use of textures and colors commingle to present paintings full of depth and perceptible movement. Materials provided.

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

“Love and Mercy,” “Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

• JFS Coastal Club, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester Ave., Cardiff. Activities free, lunch: $7. Reserve for lunch by noon Monday, July 20, to 858-674-1123. Info:

Seniors 60-plus, choose from several different activities: 10 a.m., Flexibility and Fitness Yoga with Silver Age Yoga instructor Danyll Monroe; 11 a.m., “Confessions of a Met Opera Violinist.” Erica Miner will give “insider” info on her Met- based novel, “Murder in the Pit”; a healthy lunch is served at noon; at 1 p.m. see the film “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.” RSVP for lunch by Monday at noon.

• Tuesday Movie, 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Contact library for title. Info: 760-753-7376.

Mila Kunis stars as Jupiter Jones, an everyday girl in the future whose life takes an unexpected turn when an ex-soldier (Channing Tatum) comes looking for her in hopes that she can live up to her destiny as the savior of the universe. Rated PG-13.

• Wednesdays@Noon: The Mendelssohn Octet. Noon-12:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free;, 760-633-2746.

One of the most celebrated pieces for strings ever written. At age 16, Mendelssohn composed this amazing work filled with vitality and excitement! Quartet Nouveau returns as Nouveau Ensemble with Kimberly Hain, violin, Baty-MacAdam Somer, violin, Annabelle Terbetski, viola, and Elizabeth Brown, cello.