What’s going on around Encinitas this weekend and beyond, Oct. 8-14


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

• Save the date: Encinitas Dia de los Muertos, 1-5 p.m. Nov. 1, Encinitas Community Center.

The second annual free celebration will be at the Encinitas Community Center and expand to an indoor and outdoor event. Check out participant videos:

Ballet Folklorico de San Dieguito:

Por Siempre Car Club:

Danza Azteca:

• Cardiff Surf Classic & Green Expo: Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 10 and 11, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Cardiff Reef at San Elijo State Beach. Free.

Surf contest and environmental beach fair! With eco vendors, musical entertainment on the solar powered stage, Lost Abbey beer garden, kids activities, delicious food and surfing throughout the day.

• Living Wall/Vertical Garden Class, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 10, San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive; cost $30 members, $36 nonmembers. Info:

Learn the basics of planting a 10-inch-by-20-inch wall of succulent varieties. The possibilities of striking patterns and unique designs are endless. Instructor: Mary Lou Morgan.

• Greywater Demystified Workshop, 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive; cost $30 members, $36 nonmembers. Info:

Candace Venderhoff, founder and CEO of RainThanks & Greywater, will share information on diverting greywater to landscapes.

• California Friendly Landscape Training, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 10, Olivenhain Municipal Water District, 1966 Olivenhain Road. Free. Register:

Learn a holistic approach to sustainable landscape design and maintenance.

• Advanced Composting Workshop, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 10, Ocean Knoll Educational Farm, 701 Bonita Drive. Free. Register:

With master composter and chemistry teacher Dave Emmerson. Dig deeper into “hot” “passive” and “worm” composting methods.

• Hutchins Consort: 400 Years in 40 Minutes, 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free.

The new season of family concerts begins today! The Hutchins Consort takes you on a musical journey through 400 years in 40 minutes, playing music from the Renaissance to modern day.

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

Every weekend, enjoy fun activities that revolve around a historical theme.

• Featured Artist Reception: Yanina Cambareri, Joyce Nash, 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, Off Track Gallery, 937 S. Coast Highway 101, Suite C-103. Free.

Two artist members of the San Dieguito Art Guild are featured in the reception. See their art and enjoy wine and refreshments. Take advantage of a 10 percent discount on purchases that day only.

• Cabaret Night, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, Liggett Theater, San Dieguito Academy, 800 Santa Fe Drive. $20. Tickets:

A spectacular fundraiser for San Dieguito Academy with entertainment, and desserts by the culinary arts program. Enjoy musical theater and band students performing songs from hit Broadway musicals, a quick ComedySportz game, and a “Wicked” medley.

• An Evening with Barbara de Angelis, 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, Seaside Center for Spiritual Living, 1613 Lake Drive. $35, $40. Tickets:

The best-selling author will talk about the book “Soul Shifts,” the culmination of her life’s work. An inspiring and practical handbook for awakening and a clear and powerful map to help you on your own journey of personal and spiritual transformation.

• Stars in the Park Movie: “Big Hero 6,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, Cottonwood Creek Park, 95 N. Vulcan Ave. at Encinitas Blvd. Free. Info:

The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes. Bring blankets and low-back chairs. Come early to get a good spot and enjoy your own picnic dinner.

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

Now showing: “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation,” “Meru,” Friday midnight movie: “Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

• JFS Coastal Club, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester Ave., Cardiff. Activities free, lunch $7. Reserve for lunch by noon Monday, Oct. 12, to 858-674-1123. Info:

JFS Coastal Club. Seniors 60-plus, choose from several activities starting at 10 a.m., Fit and Flexible with Silver Age Yoga instructor Danyll Monroe; 11 a.m., Learn how to make inter-generational relationships successful. Explore ways to support adult children and elderly parents, while taking care of yourself. A healthy lunch is served at noon, and at 1 p.m. see the film “Love Is Strange.”

• Tuesday Movie: 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Info: or call 760-753-7376.

When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ella’s fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger. PG. 105 min. Contact library for title.

• Wednesdays@Noon: Concert, Yumiko Oya and Naomi Hobbs, 4 Hands, 1 Piano; noon-12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Call 760-633-2746; visit

Yumiko Oya has a bachelor’s degree in science in Tokyo and master’s degree in piano performance at California Institute of the Arts. Naomi Hobbs is the first prize winner, Professional Division, of the International Piano Competition in Mexico, and an instructor at San Diego Community College. They will perform Latin music for four hands by Granados, Albaniz, Barber, Piazzola, Guastavino, Saint-Saëns and others. Call library for info; visit