What’s going on around Encinitas this weekend and beyond, Sept. 11-16


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

• LIFE Foreign Film: “Blue Eyes,” 1-3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, San Elijo Campus, MiraCosta College, 3333 Manchester Ave., Room 204, Cardiff. Free; parking $1. Info:

On his last day of work before retirement, Marshall, a JFK immigration officer, detains a group of Latin Americans and exposes them to a series of humiliating situations. Blinded by prejudice, he ends up causing the tragic death of a young Brazilian. (Brazil, 2010)

• Olivenhain Outdoor Cinema Series, Friday, Sept. 11, 6:15 p.m. food, 7:30 p.m. movie. Olivenhain Town Meeting Hall grounds, 423 Rancho Santa Fe Road. Cost is $5. Info:

Enjoy popcorn and watch a hilarious family movie. Chubby’s Food Truck arrives at 6:15 p.m.; cotton candy will be on sale until the film starts. Bring blankets and low-back chairs.

• Wildlife Walk at Santa Carina Trail, 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, San Elijo Lagoon (check web for map). Free. Info:

Set out traversing coastal sagebrush with chaparral communities on the hills. Underfoot are broken bits of shells, reminders of the native people who once lived here.

• Greek Festival: 10a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 3459 Manchester Ave., Cardiff. Cost is $3, children under 12 free. Call 760-942-0920.

Be Greek for the day! Enjoy authentic food, music, live entertainment, dancing, children’s activities and more for the entire family. The Three Greeks, Mark Danisovsky, Kompania, and Tony Spraci will perform. Free parking at MiraCosta San Elijo campus.

• “The Five Pillars, Foundations for Morningstar’s Analyst Rating,” 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. call 760-753-7376.

A comprehensive look at the key ingredients of highly-rated mutual funds: investment strategy, management, total return performance, costs, and parent company stewardship.

• Lux: Fall Fest, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, Lux Art Institute, 1550 S. El Camino Real, Encinitas. Free. Info:

Enjoy free admission all day! Lux will have free studio tours of the Max Greis exhibition in the Artist Pavilion along with art demonstrations, a local art market, live music and food trucks in the Education Pavilion. Activities will be programmed for families with young children in the morning and for older kids and adults in the afternoon and evening.

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

Every weekend, enjoy activities that revolve around a historical theme. September is Lima Bean Month: Celebrate with a lima craft encompassing accessories, jewelry and more. Later in the month, Weidner’s Gardens should have baby lima plants ready to take home and plant in your own yard.

• Local Author Meet & Greet: Barrie Summy, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, Barnes & Noble, 1040 N. El Camino Real. Free. Call 760-943-6400.

Author of the best-selling young reader “The Disapearance of Emily H.,” Barrie grew up in Canada. She visited all the places in this book, bought loads of souvenirs, and discovered that she is not very good at recognizing famous people. Now she lives in San Diego County with her family. Barrie will be signing and chatting about her new book.

• Pirate Parrrrrty for Bookaneers! 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Call 760-753-7376.

Kids — dive in for some treasure at the Encinitas Library and join us for a Pirrrate Parrrty. We’ll have pirate music and books! Arrrhh!

• Lumberyard Courtyard: Saturday Night Music, 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, Saint-Tropez Bistro, 947 S. Coast Highway 101. Free. Call 760-633-0084.

In September, stop by Saint-Tropez Bistro, soak in the sounds of local musicians and check out local art at the Off Track Gallery.

• Gala in the Garden: Deep Roots — Growth & Gardens, 5-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive; $200. Info:

The annual fundraiser will honor Tony and Sue Godfrey, owners of Olive Hill Greenhouses. Guests can explore the garden’s trails, enjoy fine wine, craft beer and the best dishes from local restaurants. Live entertainment and exquisite floral designs are part of the festivities.

• Workshop: The Gallery Ready Artist, 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Call 619-255-4920.

Patric Stillman, director of the Studio Door, will discuss how to mount a successful exhibit and sell art. Topics include: submitting artwork for shows, fairs, and galleries, the do’s and don’ts of framing and labeling, writing a biography and artist statement, marketing, social media, preparing your work for shipping and more.

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

Now showing: “We Are Blood,” “Awake: The Life of Yogananda,” Friday midnight movie: “Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

• Tuesday Movie: 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Info: or call 760-753-7376.

See movies ranging from big new releases to old-school classics with something for everyone. Call library for titles.

• Wednesdays@Noon: Besos de Coco, noon-12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Call 760-633-2746; visit

Besos de Coco is tap-dancer Claudia Gomez Vorce, double-bassist Evona Wascinski, and classical guitarist/vocalist Lorraine Castellanos. The innovative chamber group is stirring up excitement with their groundwork performances combining music and dance. The merging of talents from each of these women results in a fresh, intense sound that maintains its roots in the romantic music of old-world Mediterranean, Latin American, and Jazz traditions.