Encinitas Events this weekend and beyond


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4th of July Parade

Children and their families are invited to celebrate Independence Day. Bring decorated strollers and wagons and dress up in red, white and blue (no bikes, please!). Meet at Seeds of Wonder at 10 a.m, the parade begins promptly at 10:30 a.m.

Monday, July 4, 10 a.m. San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Free with paid admission or membership.

Join the NorthCoast Singers

Children and teens, grades 2-12, audition for one of the choirs for the Fall 2016 semester which includes a performances in the community. One of the top children’s choruses in San Diego, 100-plus boys and girls in five ensembles.

July and August. San Dieguito United Methodist Church, 170 Calle Magdalena. To schedule an audition, call 760-944-1866.


Anthony Whitson-Martini and Erik Van Heyningen, baritones, Ines Irawati, piano.

Anthony won the San Diego District Metropolitan Opera National Council Audition in 2014. Erik is a resident artist at the Boston University Opera Institute and Opera Theatre of St. Louis. Ines is one of San Diego’s finest collaborative pianists. They will perform two of the most beloved song cycles by Ralph Vaughan Williams. (Encinitas Arts Division)

Wednesday, July 6, 12-12:45 p.m. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. 760-633-2746.

This Week at The Studio Encinitas

Songwriting Lessons and Performance Coaching with Caitlin Evanson. Caitlin has spent the last eight years traveling the world playing violin and guitar and singing background vocals for seven-time Grammy winning superstar Taylor Swift. Every Wednesday in July, 4-5 p.m. The Studio Encinitas, 1057 S. Coast Hwy. 101.

Open Mic Nights. An open mic open for all ages. Hosted by local singer/songwriter Kennady Tracy, each slot is 10 minutes or the duration of two songs. Food and refreshments available. Sign-ups start at 5:45 p.m.

Country Western Dance Lessons

Wednesday is Western night at Tower 13. Christy Johnson teaches the 2 Step, Cowboy Cha Cha, Cowboy Waltz and the 10 Step. Come in your best western wear. After the class, dance to live country music.

Every Wednesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tower 13, 2633 S. Coast Hwy 101, Cardiff. $5. Info 760-580-0116.

Thursday FamilyFun Night

Pack up the kids and enjoy some outdoor fun in Hamilton Children’s Garden. Live, kid-friendly entertainment with Little Catbird. Thursday, July 7, 4:30-8 p.m. San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Free with paid admission/membership.

Sculpture in the Garden

This unique exhibition showcases sculptures from 32 talented artists, including renowned local artist James Hubbell, set against the beautiful backdrop of San Diego Botanic Garden. All sculptures are for sale and are part of the Garden’s fund-raising effort. Visitors are invited to take a self-guided tour with the Sculpture Map. Naomi Nussbaum, Curator. Daily, July, 2016-April, 2017, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Free with paid admission/membership. Visit

West African Dance

With San Diego teacher, Aminisha Cunningham, the choreographer for Teye Sa Thiosanne Drum and Dance Company. Class is accompanied by smokin’ percussion. Friday, July 1, 7-8:30 p.m. Dance North County, Suite 100, 533 Encinitas Boulevard. $13.

Independence Day Fun with a 1940s Twist!

USS Midway Museum guest speaker Ron Boyd will discuss “The Battle of Midway,” the sea battle that turned the tide of WWII in the USA’s favor. Plus, the Sweethearts of Swing will perform the harmonies of America’s most popular female singing group, The Andrews Sisters. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen, Apple Blossom Time and more.

Saturday, July 2, 1-3 p.m. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. 760-753-7376.

Concert Timeat the Fair

Concerts at the San Diego County Fair this week included with Fair admission are Luis Coronel, 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 1 with reserved seats: $15-$37; Kool & The Gang, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 2 with reserved seats: $16-$37; Calibre 50, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 3 with reserved seats: $15-$37; comedian Sebastian Maniscalco (featured in an episode of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” with Jerry Seinfeld), 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 4 with reserved seats: $16-$37. 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.

North Coast Rep to present’Ain’t Misbehavin’

“Ain’t Misbehavin” will be presented at the North Coast Repertory Theatre in Solana Beach July 16-Aug. 7.

“Ain’t Misbehavin” is a roof-raising musical tribute to the black musicians of the ‘20s and ‘30s.”Ain’t Misbehavin” Based on the signature Fats Waller song, this rousing musical revue takes audiences back to the glory days of the Harlem Renaissance when the Cotton Club and Savoy Ballroom served as playgrounds for high society.

North Coast Repertory Theatre is located at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075. Call 858-481-1055 or visit to purchase tickets.

Healing Arts Class

For those recovering from brain injuries and/or neurological challenges. Enjoy self-expression through art, increase skills, improve eye/hand coordination and enjoy the warmth and support of facilitator, Denise McMurtrie. Supplies provided. (Synergy Art Foundation) Saturday, July 2, 11 a.m.; Tuesday, July 12 and 26, 4 p.m. Scripps Hospital, Brain Injury Treatment Room, 354 Santa Fe Drive. Free. Register, 760-633-6709.

Families 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. You’ll have oceans of fun! Every Saturday and Sunday, 12-4 p.m. San Dieguito Heritage Museum, 450 Quail Gardens Drive. Free. 760-632-9711.

Stop Don’t Stop

Check out Union Cowork’s rad art show and concert with groovy beats and chill vibes. Artwork by Encinitas artists Neddie Bakula, Andrew Reyes, Shelby Ling and John Antonski will be on view. Music by Dreamwrecker and DJ Pillowtalk. Mark your calendar, it’s gonna be a fun one. Saturday, July 2, 6-10 p.m. Union Cowork, 1010 S. Coast Hwy. 101. Free.

Band to host ‘Party With Purpose’ event at American Legion

San Francisco band The Human Assembly (aka The HA) is hosting its annual Party With Purpose on July 2 at the Encinitas American Legion Post 416. From 5 to 11 p.m., local musicians such as Emily Afton, Aqua Canyon Band and The Bad Vibes will join The HA on stage to play family jams and Justin Unsworth will tell stories.

The event, which will also feature an outdoor barbecue, is designed to “support Encinitas’ local post in their mission to improve outreach to vets and the place we all love to come together,” according to organizers. For more information, visit the Facebook event “The HA & Friends @ The American Legion.”

This Week at Art Lounge on 101

Jean Krumbein: Drawing Portraits. Students of all levels will develop the skills to draw interesting and accurate portraits. Art Lounge on 101, 816 S Coast Hwy 101. $100 July 5. 858-442-8666, Jim Millard: Watercolor in the California Style. This series of classes focuses on the design and application of transparent watercolor. $110. July 7. Jennifer Hardy: Meaningful Mandalas. Intricate pieces of art that look complicated, but are made up of familiar, simple shapes, lines and symbols. $40.July 7. Laura Wells: Boho Bangles. What to do with all of those wonderful beads--create a Boho Bangle Bracelet! $55. July 10.

Kumeyaay FamilyFun Day

Enjoy an afternoon learning how the Kumeyaay lived off the land. What would you eat here? How would you have fun? Join the Conservancy and discover lagoon delicacies and games. For all ages. Sunday, July 3, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center, 2710 Manchester Avenue. Free. 760-436-3944.

First Sunday Music Series: Tropical Breeze

Tropical Breeze will perform authentic Hawaiian music with Hawaiian and English lyrics from the past and the present. Tropical Breeze’s very own hula dancers will perform on selected songs. (Encinitas Friends of the Library.) Sunday, July 3, 2-3 p.m. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free.

La Paloma Theatre

Now Showing:Love & Friendship, The Lobster, Rocky Horror Picture Show. Tickets: $10, $9 (cash only). 471 Coast Hwy. 101. Show Times 760-436-7469.

Botanical Garden offering free admissionto U.S. military

Active duty, retired and veterans of the U.S. military will be admitted free to the San Diego Botanical Garden on July 4.

Additionally, as part of the Blue Star Museum program, the Garden if offering free admission to all active duty, National Guard and reserve members of the U.S. military and their families (card carrier plus five immediate family members) through Labor Day, Sept. 5.

For more information, visit

Musicians Peter Sprague and Leonard Patton to Perform at Cardiff Library

World-renowned guitar player Peter Sprague and Leonard Patton will once again team up for a concert at the Cardiff Library on Wednesday, July 6 at 7 p.m.

This is a free program and sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Peter and Leonard will play music from their 2016 release “Dream Walkin’ “ as well as tunes by Beatles, Hendrix, Marley and Taylor to name a few. Address is 2081 Newcastle Avenue, Cardiff.

Upcoming CoastalClub events

Tuesday, July 5 at the Coastal Club: 9:30 a.m. Cozy Café (Eat snacks, play games or read the paper while schmoozing with friends). 10 a.m. Fit & Flexible with Danyll. 11 a.m.: Music from the Jewish Heritage with Marshall Voit; Noon: Movie: “Hello, My Name is Doris” (award- winning film featuring Sally Field).

Composting Workshop

Join Solana Center for Environmental Innovation Saturday, July 9 from 10 a.m.-noon at the San Diego Botanic Garden for a free two-hour presentation that covers the basics of traditional composting and vermicomposting (composting with worms). Learn what composting is and why it’s so important to do, what tools and materials you’ll need, which items are or are not compostable and how to harvest and use your compost.

Plus, SDG&E will be handing out free water-saving kits. After the workshop, stay and explore this magnificent botanical garden for free. Funded by the City of Encinitas. Information and registration:

San Diego Botanic Garden : 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas, 92024

Free prostate cancer forum

Scripps Health and Ed Randall’s Fans for the Cure (ERFFTC) will present a free educational forum on prostate cancer to the public on Thursday, July 7, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego in Hillcrest. Attendees will hear from Scripps experts about risk factors, screening, diagnosis and treatment options for prostate cancer. Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego is located at 4077 Fifth Ave., San Diego, 92103. For more information and to RSVP, call 1-800-SCRIPPS.