What’s going on in Encinitas


These events and more are taking place in and around Encinitas this weekend. For details, visit

Play: “End of the Rainbow”: Nov. 1-29, 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Lyceum Space Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, San Diego. Tickets: $16.50 - $52.

The San Diego premiere of the show, featuring the story and music of Judy Garland. It’s 1968, and Judy Garland prepares to make her comeback with a six-week booking at London’s Talk of the Town nightclub.

Film: “The Merchants of Doubt,” 1-3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, San Elijo Campus, MiraCosta College, 3333 Manchester Ave, Cardiff, Room 204. Free, parking $1.

Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the curtain on a secretive group of charismatic pundits-for-hire who present themselves in the media as scientific authorities — yet have the contrary aim of spreading maximum confusion.

Film: “Just Eat It — A Food Waste Story,” 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, Seaside Center, 1613 Lake Drive. $10 suggested donation at the door.

About our systemic obsession with expiration dates, perfect produce and portion sizes that is having devastating consequences around the globe. “Just Eat It” brings farmers, retailers and consumers to the table in a cinematic story that is equal parts education and entertainment.

Healing Arts Class, 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7; 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10 and 24, Scripps Hospital, Brain Injury Treatment Room, 354 Santa Fe Drive. Free. Register to 760-633-6709.

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, Kathy Harvey. Supplies provided.

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?

Opening Reception: Tish Wynne, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, Encinitas Community Center Gallery, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. Free.

“Creation Expressed Through Animals & Nature,” acrylic paintings. Wynne is an award-winning artist and has a passion and love for wildlife and nature. Meet the artist and enjoy refreshments.

PACT Performance, 2:30-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, Dance North County, 535 Encinitas Blvd., Ste. 101. Free. Call 760-815-8512.

Positive Action Community Theatre teaches life/social skills to teens and adults with autism and other disabilities through theatre, dance and group singing. Join for the final performance of the Fall session. Theatre workshop 2:30-3:30 p.m., dance and singing 3:30-4 p.m., and the After Party with pizza 4-5 p.m.

Veterans Day Dinner, Saturday, Nov. 7, dinner: 5:30 p.m., show: 6:30 p.m. Encinitas Elks Lodge, 1393 Windsor Road. $20. Call 760-753-2243.

The 1940s-themed event is a salute to local veterans and active military. Enjoy a tri-tip dinner, prepared by local barbecue competition winners, dancing and entertainment by Sinatra crooner Dwayne Lawson and donation presentations to local veteran charities.

Red Hot Lux, 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, Lux Art Institute, 1550 S. El Camino Real. Tickets: $125. Info:

Lux Art Institute invites you to a Spanish-infused evening brimming with flamenco, tapas, sangria, and art in the beautifully curated Education Pavilion. Funds raised will go toward Lux’s visual art residency and educational programming ($75 is tax-deductible).

San Dieguito Academy Foundation Dinner, Dance and Auction, 6:30-11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. $95. Info:

Experience “007: Mustangs Are Forever!” Fabulous silent and live auction items, food and entertainment from SDA students, and live music from Toga Party.

Play: “Chashmal,” 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, The Farm, 441 Saxony. $25. Info:

Join us for an evening of wine, appetizers and sweets and come watch the intimate play direct from Israel, Chashmal. For adults only; the play is performed in Hebrew.

Opening Reception: Chinese Brush Painting Society Exhibit and Sale, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Free with paid admission/membership.

More than 40 original Chinese brush paintings by members of the San Diego Chinese Brush Painting Society are on view.

Concert: Starr Parodi, Christine Brown, piano; 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. $15 advance, $20 at the door. Tickets:

Parodi, a Steinway Artist, performed at the Clinton inauguration and has recorded with Celine Dion and Stevie Wonder. Brown is a Kawai Artist and an award winning pianist and composer.

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

Now showing: “Paranormal Activity, The Ghost Dimension,” “Straight Outta Compton,” Friday midnight movie: “Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

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

Seniors 60-plus: 10 a.m., Fit and Flexible with Silver Age Yoga instructor Danyll Monroe; 11 a.m., Showcase: Identity Theft. Matt Davis, Identity Theft Resource Center, teaches us how to protect ourselves as well as what to do if you are a victim of identity theft. At noon, enjoy a four-course hot kosher meal. At 1 p.m., see the film “Unbroken” (2014).