What’s going on around Encinitas this weekend and beyond, June 25-July 1


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

• iPalpiti Festival in July. Tickets:

The festival expands to two weeks this year, from July 9-18. The iPalpiti Soloists will present five concerts. Buy a Season Pass for $70 and hear 11 young virtuoso musicians perform at the Encinitas Library.

The 24-member iPalpiti Orchestra, from 22 countries, will be in residence July 12-18 and will present a free concert for the community at 4 p.m. July 18, at San Dieguito Academy Amphitheater. Info:

Host a musician: If you would like to take a musician to dinner on July 14 or 17, email Jim at to sign up. Thank you!

• Theatre Expedition Camp: “The Crucible,” 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 22-July 10, The Grauer School, 1500 S. El Camino Real. Cost: $800 plus $40 materials fee.

A three-week intensive program in mounting a professional theatre production. Campers ages 12-18 will be cast in roles in “The Crucible,” performed on July 10. Campers will work with designers, directors, choreographers, casting directors, and more!

• Thursday Family Fun Nights: 4:30-8 p.m. Thursdays, through Aug. 27, San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Free with paid admission/membership.

Families are invited to pack up the kids and enjoy some outdoor fun in the Hamilton Children’s Garden. Live, kid-friendly entertainment is provided from 6-7 p.m. San Diego favorite Kristen Cook and Move n Play Music perform.

• Craig Newton’s Musical Morning, 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 26, Cardiff Library, 2081 Newcastle Ave. Free. Call 760-753-4027.

Celebrate summer reading with a fun musical performance. Craig does the kind of songs that will make you want to dance and have a good time.

• Summer Fun on the 101: 4-10 p.m. Friday, June 26, 454 N. Coast Highway, 101 Encinitas, 454 Tattoo and other businesses. Free.

Enjoy 20-plus bands playing at Ducky Waddle’s Emporium to the Pannikin. Featuring Ocelot, Ditches, Amerikan Bear and way more. Also:

Noon-7 p.m. Saturday, June 27, 860 N. Coast Highway 101. Free. Info:

Walk, bike or skate to Leucadia Roadside Park to hear Mattson 2, Peter Sprague, Nancarrow, Trouble in the Wind, Inspired & the Sleep and more of the best bands in town. Surfboard raffle, kids art, beer garden for 21-plus.

• Families Making History: Succulents. Noon-4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, San Dieguito Heritage Museum, 450 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. Free. Call 760-632-9711.

The Kumeyaay Indians used succulent plants for everything from clothing to shelter to food. Succulents thrive in the dry California climate and require little water. Children will decorate a pot and plant a few succulents to take home, a great activity to showcase their creativity.

• Demos and Dialogue Workshop: Art and Movement: 2-4 p.m. Saturday, June 27, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. RSVP to Julie at 760-942-3636.

With June Rubin and Mara Carrico. The theme is Mandala. The session begins with movement and exercises designed to stimulate connection through the means of watercolor, collage and the written word. Art and journal materials provided, wear comfy clothes and soft-soled shoes.

• Color, Drama and Live Painting: 5-9 p.m. Saturday, June 27, Bliss101, 553 S. Coast Highway 101. Free. Info: 760-487-1900.

Spencer Reynolds of Brookings, Oregon and Kari Powell of San Diego will display their ocean art, nature inspired and abstract images on canvas or wood. Both painters are influenced by the energy and fluidity of the ocean and have a dramatic use of color. Wine and appetizers served.

• South Coast Chamber Choir: 3 p.m. Sunday, June 28, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Freewill offering. Info:

The professional ensemble of 20 singers specializes in virtuoso choral music, directed by Dr. Gary McKercher. In “Salute to the Fairest Seasons,” hear songs, chansons and madrigals celebrating spring and summer. Reception follows.

• Attracting Barn Owls to Your Home and Garden: 4-5 p.m. Sunday, June 28, Solana Center for Environmental Innovation, 137 N. El Camino Real. Cost: $20. Info:

Learn about barn owls: their biology, range and diet, human relations, nesting boxes and natural pest control. Taught by Nancy Coney, Raptor educator.

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

“Far From the Madding Crowd,” “The Search for Freedom,” Friday Midnight Movie, “Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

• JFS Coastal Club, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester Ave., Cardiff. Activities free, lunch: $7. Reserve for lunch by noon Monday, June 29, to 858-674-1123. Info:

Seniors 60-plus, choose from several different activities: 10 a.m., Flexibility and Fitness Yoga with Danyll; 11 a.m., Self Care “Jeopardy!” with Dr. Rochelle Perper. Play the game and learn how to take better care of ourselves physically and emotionally; a healthy lunch is served at noon; at 1 p.m., see the film “Modern Marvels: Independence Day.” RSVP for lunch by Monday at noon to 858-674-1123.

• Tuesday Movie, 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Call 760-753-7376, ext. 03.

Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels reprise their roles as lovable imbeciles Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne in this sequel to “Dumb and Dumber.” Rated PG-13. Contact library for title.

• Wednesdays@Noon: musical performance at noon Wednesday, July 1, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Visit, call 760-633-2746.

Call for information.