What’s going on around Encinitas this weekend and beyond, July 22-28

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

• 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 nonmembers. Info:

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.

• Concert: Hullabaloo, 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 24, Cardiff Library, 2081 Newcastle Ave., free. Call 760-753-4027.

Celebrate Summer Reading with this always fun, entertaining, whimsical talented band of “Kid’s-Folk” music mastery.

• Insect Festival: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, July 25-26, San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Free with paid admission. Kids 12 and under free. Info:

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 cockroaches!

• 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.

• Opening Reception: Elisabeth Sullivan, “On the Wings of a Dream.” 1-4 p.m. Saturday, July 25, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Call 760-753-7376.

The paintings are a visual representation of the impact nature has on the senses, fueled by imagination and dreams. Sullivan is interested in creating a peaceful, happy mood, evoking fond memories of a time or place, and arousing curiosity. Meet the artist and enjoy refreshments.

• Pops Picnic II, North Coast Symphony, 4 p.m. Sunday, July 26, Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. Cost: $10, $8 seniors/students/military, $25 family, at the door.

Featuring light classical and pops music from “The Hobbit,” “Ragtime” and the Beatles. From 2-4 pm, the orchestra and the San Diego County Music Exchange will present an instrument “petting zoo” (children who attend will get in free to the concert). Enjoy table seating for up to eight persons, bring a picnic supper (no alcoholic beverages). Dan Swem, conductor.

• Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra: Bach Extravaganza, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 26, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Cost: $25, $21. Tickets: online or 858-207-6967.

With violinists Irina Tseitlin, Annelle Gregory and Haley Schricker. Michael Tseitlin, conductor. The orchestra will perform Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, and Concerto for Two Violins in C minor; Vivaldi’s “Summer,” from “The Four Seasons,” and Bartok’s Romanian Folk Dances.

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

“Mad Max: Fury,” “Love and Mercy,” Friday midnight movie, “Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

• Play: “Full Gallop,” by Mark Hampton and Mary Louise Wilson. Appetizer reception at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 27, play at 7 p.m. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Tickets: $15. RSVP required, email: or call 760-295-7541. Info:

As editor of Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue magazines, Diana Vreeland stood at the center of American style for five decades, chronicling the extraordinary people and events of her time. “Full Gallop” is a portrait of this remarkable woman at a turning point in her life. One-woman show.

• JFS Coastal Club, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester Ave., Cardiff. Activities free, lunch: $7. Reserve for lunch by noon Monday, July 27, 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., “Imagine a World Without Hate”: Tina Malka, associate director of the Anti-Defamation League of San Diego, discusses today’s most difficult issues: cyber-bullying, anti-Semitism, and ISIS; a healthy lunch is served at noon; at 1 p.m. see the film “Hector and the Search for Happiness.” RSVP for lunch by Monday at noon.

• Tuesday Movie: 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free.

Kevin Costner plays a high-school football coach who ends up leading a cross-country track team made up of lower-class Latino students to a state championship. Rated PG. Contact library for title: (760)753-7376.

• JFS Coastal Club: North County Inland Center Picnic in the Park, 10:45 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester Ave. Cardiff.

Enjoy an on-site presentation, tour and picnic lunch at one of California’s historical community parks, complete with train ride. Enjoy the perfect combination of food, friends, history and heritage. Cost is $20 for tour, lunch, and transportation from Temple Adat Shalom; $14 for lunch and tour only. Bus departs Temple Solel. Call 858-674-1123 to reserve your space.

• Wednesdays@Noon: Opera NEO! Noon-12:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free.

Great hits from “Carmen,” “Into the Woods,” “The Merry Widow,” “Chicago” and much more! Hear a mix of Broadway show tunes, operetta and light opera performed by some of the finest singers from across the nation. These singers have auditioned to be a part of the annual summer opera festival and workshop that trains a new generation of young opera performers. This concert is a prelude to their full-scale cabaret performance at the library at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 31 and Saturday, Aug. 1.;, 760-633-2746.

• Summer Adult Book Club “Book-to-Movie” Presentation, “No Country for Old Men,” 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, Cardiff Library, 2081 Newcastle Ave. Free. Info: 760-753-4027,

The film suggests that Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem) was caught trying to sneak into the country. In the book, Chigurh tells Carson Wells (Woody Harrelson) that he had allowed himself to be arrested to see whether he could escape.