What’s going on around Encinitas this weekend and beyond, Oct. 29-Nov. 4


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

• Discussion: One Book, One San Diego, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, Cardiff Library, 2081 Newcastle Ave., Cardiff. Free. Call 760-753-4027.

Join the discussion of this year’s selection: “The Shadow of the Wind,” by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. “If you thought the Gothic novel died with the 19th century, this will change your mind. One gorgeous read.” — Stephen King.

• Seminar: Painting for Poets and Plumbers, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31 and Nov. 7, Rhino Art, 97 N. Coast Highway 101. Cost is $35. RSVP to Call 760-943-7440.

Rhino Art’s popular one-day seminar for total beginners where you can create an actual work of art. They supply the subject, composition and supplies. You bring the elbow grease and take home a painting about which even your dog or cat will be impressed.

• Discussion: One Book, One San Diego, 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, Encinitas Library, Study Rooms A and C, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Call 760-753-7376.

Join the discussion of this year’s selection: “The Shadow of the Wind,” by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. “If you thought the Gothic novel died with the 19th century, this will change your mind. One gorgeous read.” — Stephen King.

• Foreign Film: “Strawberry and Chocolate,” 1-3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, San Elijo campus of MiraCosta College, 3333 Manchester Ave., Cardiff, Room 204. Free; parking $1.

This Oscar-nominated Cuban film is the story of two men who are opposites, one gay, the other straight, one a fierce communist, the other a fierce individualist, one suspicious, the other accepting, and how they come to love each other.

• Park Dale Players: Halloween Extravaganza! 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1. Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary School, 8000 Calle Acervo. Donation: $4. Call 760-672-3581.

Don’t miss this musical comedy about the mad scientist Herman Von Villainy, who wants to ruin Halloween.

• Family Fall Festival, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Free with paid admission. Info:

Come to Hamilton Children’s Garden and celebrate the season with Hullabaloo’s kid-friendly live entertainment and fall-themed activities like hay wagon rides, Halloween crafts and a petting zoo. Taco Man, Leucadia Pizzeria, and Rita’s Italian Ice will have delicious food and treats.

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

October is the month when leaves begin to turn color. Celebrate the changing of the seasons with a window sun-catcher using colored leaves from our local area.

• Kids’ Halloween Party, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, Cardiff Library, 2081 Newcastle Ave. Free. Call 760-753-4027.

Families, come in costume and enjoy some fun, games and treats.

• Halloween Spooktacular, 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, San Elijo State Beach Campfire Center, 2050 S. Coast Highway, Cardiff. Free. Info:

Come enjoy a spooky and educational Halloween event, fun for the whole family. Costume contests including best pet costume and best family costumes. Enjoy a haunted maze, games and plenty of entertainment.

• Safe Trick or Treating, 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, Downtown Encinitas between D and J streets, South Coast Highway 101. Free. Info:

Cruise down to “Pumpkin Lane” and see the decorated pumpkins along the 101. Downtown merchants hand out treats to thousands of costumed kids and Her Royal Highness grants wishes at the Queen’s Court, next to the Self-Realization Fellowship Bookstore.

• San Diego Baroque Soloists, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Tickets: $20, $10, at the door. Call 619-494-0415.

San Diego’s hottest new early music ensemble performs Baroque chamber music from Germany featuring works by Bach, Telemann and Buxtehude. With violinists Pierre Joubert and Healy Henderson, cellist Alex Greenbaum, and harpsichordist Alison Luedecke.

• Encinitas Día de los Muertos, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. Free. Info: 760-633-2746.

The family-friendly “Day of the Dead” festival will include continuous performances by some of the best Latin talent in San Diego. Plus art-making workshops for children, artist demos, student art exhibit, Catrina Contest for the best skull make up, Por Siempre Car Club, food trucks, opportunity drawings, vendors and giveaways. A Community Ofrenda — or remembrance altar — will feature a replica of the Surfing Madonna by artist Mark Patterson.

• First Sunday Concert: Michael Tiernan, 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Info: 760-753-7376.

Tiernan has a knack for straddling musical genres. Throughout his career, he has seamlessly melded elements of folk, reggae, bluegrass, blues, and modern pop rock into his brand of acoustic guitar-centric music.

• 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,” Friday midnight movie: “Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

• JFS Coastal Club, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester Ave., Cardiff. Activities free, lunch $7. Reserve for lunch by noon Monday, Nov. 2, to 858-674-1123. Info:

Seniors 60-plus, choose from several activities: 10 a.m., Fit and Flexible with Silver Age Yoga instructor Danyll Monroe; 11 a.m., Canine Companions: Teams of Love and Service. Two- and four-legged friends will visit to teach about this organization that provides assistance dogs for people with disabilities. A healthy kosher lunch is served at noon, and at 1 p.m. see the film “The Imitation Game,” about Alan Turing’s key role in Britain’s successful effort to crack Germany’s Enigma Code during World War II. This biopic also recounts how his groundbreaking work helped launch the computer age.

• Tuesday Movie: 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Info: or call 760-753-7376.

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• Wednesdays@Noon: Concert, noon-12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Call 760-633-2746; visit

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