What’s going on around Encinitas this weekend and beyond, June 4-10


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

• Art Groove, Adult Art Camp, Aug. 21-27, Camp de Benneville Pines, Angelus Oaks. Register to Greg Brown at

Combine a refreshing week in the mountains with a creative adventure making art, led by Encinitas artists. Choose between painting, life drawing, photography, printmaking or sculpture, and develop your skills in an inspiring setting with other artists.

• Concert: Quartet Nouveau, 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 5, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Cost: $10 in advance or at the door. Tickets/Info:!calendar/c107z.

One of San Diego’s finest string quartets, all are graduates from the nation’s top universities and known for their fresh approach to music. The program will feature String Quartet No. 3 by contemporary American composer Elena Ruehr and Bartok’s String Quartet No. 5, an influential work with sounds and rhythms characteristic of folk music.

• Concert: Encinitas Guitar Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 5, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 925 Balour Drive, Encinitas. Suggested donation: $12. Info:

The 40-member orchestra will perform works that explore water themes in music. The orchestra is composed of local musicians from beginner through advanced. Directed by Peter Pupping with assistants William Wilson, Justin Helland and Keith Van Zandt.

• Ornate Pine Needle Basketweaving: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 6, Nadine Spier Studio, Olivenhain. Cost: $50; call 760-944-9369. Material fee: $35.

In this 1-day workshop students learn how to coil a beautiful basket from pine needles, using Irish waxed linen thread to stitch, and a polished stone as an ornate center. What a wonderfully creative way to recycle from the environment.

• 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.

• Opening Reception: Donna Rebecca Schichler, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, June 6, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Call 760-753-7376.

An innovative collection of textured art. Inspired by patterns in nature, the work is created with a blend of digital tools, paint, photography, recycled glass and other media. A clear resin finish gives each work a liquid luster. Meet the artist and enjoy refreshments.

• Encinitas Rotary Wine and Food Festival, 5-8 p.m. Saturday, June 6, San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Tickets: $90, $135, $500.

Stroll the garden, sample fine wines and beverages from around the world and enjoy taste sampling from 50 local restaurants. Plus live music, silent auction and raffle. Proceeds benefit community charities.

• Pollution Solution Family Fun Day: Sunday, June 7, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 7, San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center, 2710 Manchester Ave. Free.

How do we keep water clean? Through investigations and crafts, we’ll first find out what makes it dirty so we can make it better.

• Encinitas Arts Alive Banner Auction: 1:30 p.m. reception, 2 p.m. auction, Sunday, June 7, Cardiff Town Center Courtyard, 2031 San Elijo Ave., Cardiff. Call 760-436-2320.

The public is invited to purchase 103 incredible artworks painted by local artists. The banners are on view at 10 a.m. until auctioneer Rich Houk starts the bidding at 2 p.m. Add a splash of Encinitas color and creativity to your home.

• Joshua White Trio, 2-3 p.m. Sunday, June 7, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Call 760-753-7376.

One of Southern California’s most creative and technically accomplished pianists, White performs regularly at the top music clubs on the West Coast.

• PRIDE Program: “Human Library,” 3-5 p.m. Sunday, June 7, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Call 760-753-7376.

Check out a “Living Book” for a 15-minute conversation. Listen to their unique story, ask questions, and help put an end to stereotyping and prejudice. With refreshments and a special viewing of the “Beyond the Stereotype” exhibit from CSU San Marcos.

• Virtuosi Concert: “A Violin’s Life,” 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 7, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Tickets: $25, $21. Call 858-207-6967.

Frank Almond will tell the fascinating story of his “Lipinski” Stradivarius, the famed violin’s past and present. With Ronald Leonard, cello, and Kevin Fitz-Gerald, piano. The trio will perform works by Schumann, Tartini and Lipinski.

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

“Woman in Gold,” “While We’re Young,” Friday Midnight Movie, “Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

• JFS Coastal Club, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester Ave., Cardiff. Activities free, lunch: $7. Reserve for lunch by noon Monday, June 8, to 858-674-1123.

Seniors 60-plus, choose from several different activities: 10 a.m., Flexibility and Fitness Yoga with Danyll; 11 a.m., Discussion: The Sinking of the Lusitania. Historian Mark Carlson will explain how this tragedy changed the course of history; a healthy lunch is served at noon; at 1 p.m. see the film “Like Father Like Son.”

• Tuesday Movie, 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Call 760-753-7376, ext. 03.

Angelina Jolie directs this true-life tale of Louis Zamperini, the Olympic track star who survived a plane crash in World War II, only to fight for his life against nature and eventually as a prisoner of war. Rated PG-13. Contact library for the title.

• Doggie Storytime, 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, Cardiff Library, 2081 Newcastle Ave. Free. Call 760-753-4027; visit,

Build your child’s confidence in reading by inviting them to read to a trained therapy dog, and receive a free book! Sponsored by The Foundation for Pet Provided Therapy.

• San Diego Shakespeare Society open reading: “Soothsayers, Rants, and Curses,” 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Call 760-753-7376.

A series of fun open readings every second Tuesday of scenes from Shakespeare. Anyone can join in the reading or just come to listen.

• Wednesdays@Noon: Songs and Ragas of India by Nadaka & Gopika with Young Percussion Virtuoso Keshava; noon Wednesday, June 10, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Visit, call 760-633-2746.

Canadian-born guitarist Nadaka studied Indian music during his 35 years in India. He designed and crafted his own Raga-Guitar to play the subtle tones of Indian music. Indian singer Gopika was born in Mumbai and grew up taking lessons in Hindustani classical singing and later studied ancient Sanskrit chants. Gopika’s son, Keshava, is a gifted 12-year-old with an inborn aptitude for rhythm.

• Blue Star Museum Program: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, now through Labor Day, Sept. 7. Free admission for active-duty military and up to five immediate family members. Info:

The San Diego Botanic Garden is proud to participate in the Blue Star Museum program, 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).