What’s going on around Encinitas this weekend and beyond, July 31-Aug. 5


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

• Chamber Music Concert, 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas. Free, donations accepted.

Members of the North Coast Symphony Orchestra will perform a string quartet led by the orchestra’s conductor Daniel Swem, a woodwind quintet by Danzi, flute trios, and a wind octet featuring the wind players of the Orchestra.

• Francisco Vila, cello, Sergey Schepkin, piano; 7 p.m. Friday, July 31, a private home in Cardiff; wine and appetizer reception, $20 (cash only). RSVP to

International competition-winning cellist Francisco Vila will perform music by Schumann, Beethoven, and Brahms. “An exceptionally talented cellist heading for an important place in the world of music.” — Janos Starker. Pianist Sergey Schepkin has performed worldwide, including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. The New York Times praised him as “a formidable Bach pianist.”

• Opera NEO: Cabaret; 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 31 and Saturday, Aug. 1, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Tickets: $20, $30; table of 4, $100. Tickets: Tickets:

An evening of Broadway show tunes, light opera scenes, operetta and cabaret songs, including “Carmen,” “Into the Woods,” “The Merry Widow,” “Avenue Q” and “Chicago.” Twenty-one of the finest singers from across the nation will perform. Enjoy desserts and refreshments in a relaxed, cabaret-style atmosphere.

• 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.

• Drip, Dropping Away Family Fun Day: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center, 2710 Manchester Ave. Free. Info:

Rain falls. Rivers flow and snow melts. Where does water flow? Explore how to save water by practicing simple things.

• Leucadia Farmers Market: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, Paul Ecke Central Elementary School, 185 Union St. at Vulcan Avenue, 858-272-7054.

The Leucadia Farmers Market is a family friendly Certified Farmers Market consisting of 75-plus vendors. Founded in 2005, the proceeds from the market go to support the Paul Ecke Central School PTA and the Leucadia Main Street Association.

• Miracle Movers Special Needs Dance Class, 2-3 p.m. Sundays, Performing Arts Workshop, 681 Encinitas Blvd., Ste. 309; 760-753-2671;

All ages/abilities welcome; classes are ongoing and suitable for students with conditions such as Asperger’s, autism, social anxieties and physical disabilities. Classes include creative movement therapy and spatial awareness dances, set to a variety of music using props and games to increase the mind-body connection, as well as beginning ballet, jazz, and tap technique. First class is free to assess suitability.

• Concert: Robin Adler and Mutts of the Planet, 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Info:

Vocalist Robin Adler and her husband, multi-instrumentalist and music producer Dave Blackburn, have been lifelong fans and will perform the music of Joni Mitchell. Selections from the albums “Ladies of the Canyon,” “Blue,” “For the Roses,” “Court and Spark” and “Hissing of Summer Lawns.”

• Cheryl Tall, “Visionary Forms.” Ceramic. Through Aug. 11, Encinitas Library Gallery, 540 Cornish Drive. Gallery: 760-753-7376; visit

“My work focuses on the relationship between people and their surroundings. Narrative and figurative, it is enriched by details gleaned from ancient art, world travel, mythology, pop culture, contemporary events, personal journals, and artifacts from many cultures. I am interested in portraying archetypal situations that can be used to explore modern life.”

• Garit Imhoff, “The Menagerie.” Puppetry. Through Aug. 27. Civic Center Gallery, City Hall, 505 S. Vulcan Ave. Call 760-633-2600. Info:

The dolls and puppets are the legacy of years of performances and teaching. “I use my talents to create specific characters with definite personalities that are elements for storytelling as well as for display.”

• Bobbie Harrington, “Reality in Color.” Oil and Watercolor, through Aug. 27. Civic Center Gallery, City Hall, 505 S. Vulcan Ave. Call 760-633-2600. Info:

“It is wonderful how we interpret the world differently. I like to display my perspective through oil and watercolors. My work is realistic and is representative of all my life experiences.”

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

“I’ll See You in My Dreams,” “Mad Max: Fury,” “Love and Mercy,” Friday midnight movie, “Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

• “The Quality of Life,” by Jane Anderson; 8 p.m. Friday, July 31 and Saturday, Aug. 1, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2. Intrepid Theatre Co., Carlsbad Village Theatre, 2822 State St. Cost: $40, senior/military $34, student $25. Tickets:, or call 760-295-7541.

Two wildly different couples, one New Age liberal and the other Midwestern conservative, meet one weekend in the wake of personal tragedies. Through laughter, debate, empathy and ultimately love, can these couples join together to find common ground?

• JFS Coastal Club, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester Ave., Cardiff. Activities free, lunch: $7. Reserve for lunch by noon Monday, Aug. 3, to 858-674-1123. Info:

Seniors 60-plus, choose from several different activities starting at 10 a.m. with exercise, and an informative presentation at 11 a.m. A healthy lunch is served at noon; at 1 p.m., see a film. RSVP for lunch by Monday at noon.

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

Contact library for title: 760-753-7376.

• Wednesdays@Noon: Concert, noon-12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free.

Contact library for details: 760-753-7376.