Encinitas this weekend and beyond

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Switchfoot Bro-Am

Head to the the community. With surf contests, surf joust session, performances, beach vendors, and more. Performances by Brynn Elliott, Josh Garrells, Parachute, American Authors, and Switchfoot at 4 p.m.

Saturday, July 9, Surf contests: 7 a.m.-3 p.m., concert: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Moonlight Beach, 400 B Street. Free.

Switchfoot Bro-Am Benefit Party

Give back to the San Diego Community through this annual celebration. Philanthropists, friends and families mingle with the band under the stars at a private venue in an intimate, California-chic setting.

Friday, July 8, 6-10pm. Carlsbad location, address sent upon ticket purchase. $250. Visit

Youth can join the North Coast Singers

Children and teens, grades 2-12, audition for one of the choirs for the Fall 2016 semester which includes a performances in the community. One of the top children’s choruses in San Diego, 100+ boys and girls in five ensembles.

July and August. San Dieguito United Methodist Church, 170 Calle Magdalena. To schedule an audition, email or call 760-944-1866.

iPalpiti Festival, Virtuosi II: Dvorak & Sibelius

Tonight, the international music festival features 4 award-winning young musicians from Italy, Denmark, and China. They will perform works by Kreisler, Dvorak, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Scriabin and Sarasate. PROGRAM (Encinitas Arts Division)

Friday, July 8, 7 p.m. reception, 7:30 p.m. concert. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. $15. Tickets 800-595-4849, or at the door. 760-633-2746.

The Hickory Wind Band

Each week, enjoy live music by local bands. The Hickory Wind Band, a wartime veteran 5-piece country band with hometown ties to Encinitas will be entertaining the troops and play all-time classic favorites.

Friday, July 8, 7-10 p.m. American Legion San Dieguito Post 416, 210 F Street. Free. 760-753-5674.

Today at the San Diego Botanic Garden

Living Wall/Vertical Garden. Learn the basics of planting a living wall. Sat, July 9, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. $30, $36. Material fee $75.

Flower Photography Artistic Effects. Join acclaimed flower photographer Bob Bretell and create unique images. Sat, July 9, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $59, $71

Composting Workshop. Learn the basics of backyard composting and vermicomposting. Saturday, July 9, 10am-12pm. Free. Visit

Families Make History: Seascape Sculptures

San Dieguito ancestors fished in the ocean and rivers and gathered shellfish and seaweed on the beach. During the month of July, create brightly colored seascape sculptures featuring marine life, seashells, and surfboards. Your imagination and personality will make them come to life.

Every Saturday and Sunday, 12-4 p.m. San Dieguito Heritage Museum, 450 Quail Gardens Drive. Free. 760-632-9711.

Performing Arts for those with Autism

Positive Action Community Theatre (PACT) offers theatre, dance, and group singing workshops designed to teach life skills and provide a supportive community. Volunteers welcome.

Saturday, July 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2:30-5 p.m. 535 Encinitas Blvd., Ste. 101, $20 per session, scholarships available. 760-815-8512.

iPalpiti Festival, Virtuosi III

Tonight, the international music festival features four award-winning young musicians from Israel, the USA and Italy. They will perform Bruch’s Eight Pieces for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, Virtuoso Spanish pieces by Sarasate, Moszkowski and Schedrin, and Beethoven’s Sonata Op.109. (Encinitas Arts Division)

Saturday, July 9, 7 p.m reception, 7:30 p.m. concert. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. $15. Tickets 800-595-4849, or at the door.760-633-2746.

Comedy Show with Rachel Bloom

The 2016 Golden Globe-winning star and creator of the CW’s “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” brings her comedy and musical satire for one night only. Known for her videos on YouTube, she has written and starred in two live musical sketch comedy shows. Adult content.

Saturday, July 9, 8 p.m. La Paloma Theatre, 471 S Coast Hwy 101. $25 (Cash Only)

iPalpiti Festival, Virtuosi IV: Brahms

Today, the international music festival features seven award-winning young musicians from Denmark, China, Israel, the USA and Italy. They will perform Brahms’ Clarinet Trio Op.114 and Clarinet Quintet Op.115. (Encinitas Arts Division)

Sunday, July 10, 1:30 p.m. reception, 2 p.m. concert. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. $15. Tickets 800-595-4849, or at the door. 760-633-2746.

La Paloma Theatre

Now Showing: “Love & Friendship,” “The Lobster,” “Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

Tickets: $10, $9 (cash only). 471 Coast Hwy. 101. 760-436-7469.

North Coast Symphony Orchestra to present ‘Musical Melange’

Come to the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas, 92024, on Saturday, July 23, at 2:30 p.m. to hear six performance groups from the North Coast Symphony Orchestra. The program, titled “Musical Melange,” will include a string quartet playing “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” by Mozart, a wind quintet playing the “Spanish Encores” arranged by Silvia Coricelli, one of the “London Trios” by Haydn featuring two flutes and a cello, and the “Trio Pathetique” by Mikhail Glinka for piano, clarinet and bassoon.

For more information regarding the other groups, visit The orchestra is funded in part by the City of Encinitas and the Mizel Family Foundation. Admission is free.

Film Festival to present ‘Se Dio Vuole’

San Diego Italian Film Festival presents “Se Dio Vuole” at the La Paloma Theatre in Encinitas on Thursday, July 14, at 7 p.m. This is the seventh of its North County Series of monthly movies that runs through August.

“Se Dio Vuole” (God Willing) is about an acerbic and brilliant atheist doctor, Tomasso, and a charmingly scampish priest, Don Pietro, who wrestle over the soul of the doctor’s son who is supposed to follow in his father’s footsteps. When the son makes a surprising announcement, the whole family is set along the comic path of self-discovery and misadventure. Questions of belief arise that go beyond religious dogma and bring the characters face-to-face with their belief in life and people.

The La Paloma Theatre is located at 471 S Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, 92024. Cash only.

Encinitas Historical Society Walking Tour

The Encinitas Historical Society will hold a free walking tour of Historic Encinitas on Saturday, July 16. The tour, which is led by a volunteer docent, begins at the 1883 Schoolhouse at 10 a.m. at 390 W. F Street.

During the tour visitors will find out about the history of how Encinitas came to be known as the “Flower Capital.” They will also learn why early settlers came to town in the 1880s and hear the background about buildings that were built in the 1920s by Encinitas’ first “recycler,” Miles Kellogg. The most photographed buildings in Encinitas are also a stop on the tour. The tour finishes around noon.

For more information, call Volunteer Docent Susan Daniel at (760) 274-7804 or Encinitas Historical Society President Carolyn Cope at (760) 753-4834.

San Dieguito Art Guild show at Balboa Park

The members of the San Dieguito Art Guild recently announced a very special show in Gallery 21 in Spanish Village, Balboa Park. The show will be held Wednesday, July 20 through Sunday, July 31.

This show will feature one-of-a-kind, hand-made artworks by 26 talented guild members. These artworks include: fused glass, pottery, paintings, photography, digital art, gourd art, jewelry, mixed media, repurposed computer part clocks, and even a hand-made didgeridoo.

Gallery 21 hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Address: 1770 Village Place, San Diego, 92101.

Visit Encinitas Fire Department to provide tips at “Be Wildfire Wise” event

Encinitas Fire Department to provide tips at ‘Be Wildfire Wise’ event

Engage Encinitas Citizens Academy will present “Be Wildfire Wise - Design a Defensible Space Around Your Home” on Thursday, July 14, 6-7:30 p.m. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free

The Encinitas Fire Department will provide valuable tips on how you can be better prepared to safeguard your property and reduce the impact of wildfire to your home through fuel reduction, building materials and landscaping. General fire and safety tips to protect your family during a wildfire will be covered as well as information on preparing for an evacuation. RSVP requested:

Behind the Scenes Tour: Coastal Roots Farm

“Behind the Scenes Tour: Coastal Roots Farm” will be held Sunday, July 17, 2-3:30 p.m. 441 Saxony Road, Encinitas. Coastal Roots Farm is a nonprofit community farm and education center located at the Leichtag Commons. Learn more about its mission and community outreach programs, including providing fresh produce to local food banks. Light refreshments and beverages will be provided at the end of the tour. Tour is free. Reservations required:

Solana Beach Historical Society seeks volunteer

Members of the Solana Beach Civic and Historical Society, a local volunteer nonprofit organization, are looking for a person who would be interested in keeping its existing scrap books, updating the collection, and perhaps moving toward digitalization. Anyone interested in local Solana Beach history with a few hours a month to give to the Society in such a capacity can learn more about this volunteer opportunity by emailing Michele Stribling (Solana Beach Civic and Historical Society, President) at