What’s going on in and around Encinitas this week


These events and more will take place in and around Encinitas this week and beyond. For details, visit

Lecture: “Central Asia Fantasia, Travels On The Silk Road,” 1-3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, San Elijo Campus, MiraCosta College, 3333 Manchester Ave., Cardiff, Room 201. Free; parking $1. Email

Roger and Alice Harmon will show photographs and discuss their recent visit to Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkey, and their upcoming 2016 trip to Silk Road sites in northwest China. They will include retrospective comments on their visits 15 years earlier.

Music By The Sea: Jacopo Giacopuzzi, piano;7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Tickets $13 at or at the door. Call 760-633-2746.

Jacopo has performed at major festivals and venues in the U.S. and Europe and won the 2014 Los Angeles International Liszt Competition. A graduate of the Conservatory of Verona, he is pursuing a master’s degree at USC. He will perform Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No.30 in E Major, and Liszt’s Piano Sonata in C Minor and “Mephisto Waltz.”

Weaving Workshop, Lux Art Institute, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, 1578 S. El Camino Real. Cost $100 members, $150 nonmembers. Register at

Ages 18 plus. Learn the ancient art and tradition of weaving. Students will learn the basics of loom weaving, including how to set up a loom, design techniques, fabric textures, and finishing a piece. Materials are included, but feel free to bring any additional supplies.

Junior Ballet Ensemble presents “Excerpts from ‘The Nutcracker’”: 11 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 21, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Call 760-753-2671.

Join Clara, The Sugar Plum Fairy and other Nutcracker favorites as they whisk you away on a magical Christmas journey. The perfect way to get into the holiday spirit with your young ones.

Families Making History: Gratitude Wreaths, noon-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, San Dieguito Heritage Museum, 450 Quail Gardens Drive. Free. Call 760-632-9711.

Enjoy fun activities that revolve around a historical theme. Make family memories and a keepsake that you can display in your home. In November, we will make gratitude wreaths. What is your family grateful for?

Fall Street Fair, downtown Encinitas between D and J streets, along South Coast Highway 101, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22. Free. Call 760-943-1950.

Cruise downtown to shop 450+ booths, plus dozens of unique downtown Encinitas retailers! Enjoy music in The Lumberyard Courtyard then walk over to the Community Stage next to Ace Hardware for more music and dance demonstrations. Plus a Kids Zone, and Dog Zone to give your dog a break from all the walking and shopping.

La Paloma Theatre, 471 Coast Highway 101. Tickets: $10, $9 (cash only). For show times call 760-436-7469.

Now showing: “Everest,” “View From a Blue Moon.” Friday Midnight Show: “Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

Jewish Family Services Coastal Club, starting at 10 a.m. Nov. 24, Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester Ave., Cardiff. Reserve for lunch by Monday, Nov. 23 at 858-674-1123. Info:

Seniors 60-plus can choose from: 10 a.m., Fit and Flexible with Silver Age Yoga instructor Danyll Monroe; 11 a.m. Showcase: Encinitas History. Carolyn Cope, president of the Encinitas Historical Society, discusses the coastal community with photos and artifacts. A hot kosher meal is served at noon, and at 1 p.m. see the movie “Wild Tales” (2014). Braiding together six independent narratives, this film provides a meditation on the blows of everyday life as all the characters are pushed beyond their thresholds.

Wednesdays@Noon: Dr. Elena Yarritu, flute, Pablo Gomez Cano, guitar; noon-12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Info:, 760-633-2746.

Yarritu is the acting principal flute with the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus. Gomez Cano is a classical guitarist specializing in contemporary music. They will perform works for flute and guitar, including a three-movement tango arrangement by Exequiel Mantega.

Free Turkey Day Craft, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Info: Call 760-753-7376.

It’s turkey time. Join us for a special holiday craft that will make your celebration unique — because you made it!

Encinitas Turkey Trot 5K and 10K, 6:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 26, 505 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas. Cost $44, $54. Info and registration:

Start your Thanksgiving holiday with friends, family and thousands of costumed participants at the second 5K/10K. It starts and finishes under the world-famous “Encinitas” sign on Coast Highway 101. This event supports the North County Community Services Food Bank.