Encinitas events this weekend and beyond


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Temple Solel to host festive Purim Carnival March 20

Temple Solel’s Purim Carnival will be held Sunday, March 20, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

The event will feature great food, carnival games, face painting, photo booth, climbing wall, bounce house, ferris wheel and more.

Parking/shuttle is available at Mira Costa College.

Temple Solel is located at 3575 Manhester Ave., Cardiff, 92007. Visit or call 760-436-0654.

Electric Run to be held March 26

On Saturday, March 26, the Electric Run, a 5K nightlife run, will be held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit

San Diego Folk Heritage presents John McCutcheon

On Friday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m., San Diego Folk Heritage will welcome Grammy-nominated songwriter John McCutcheon to its Encinitas stage. This all-ages event will take place at San Dieguito United Methodist Church (170 Calle Magdalena, Encinitas, CA 92024). Admission is $18 for members and $22 standard. Students with school I.D. receive the member price, and youth ages 12 and under are free. Tickets are available at the door or online.

For more information about this concert, please visit

Play: Kindertransport

The stirring play depicts the agonizing consequences that come with separating a child from her parents and the sacrifices made by its courageous characters during World War II. All proceeds will benefit Casa de Amparo. (SDA Theatre Department)

Thurs-Sat, March 17-19. 7 p.m. Liggett Theater, San Dieguito Academy, 800 Santa Fe Drive.

Play: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Critic’s Choice! Following a faculty dinner party at a small northeastern college, two married couples - one younger, one older - meet for drinks. What begins as fun and games becomes a revealing, haunting, and searing emotional journey. Edward Albee’s “masterwork,” Tony Award: Best Play. (Intrepid Theatre)

Thursday-Sunday through April 10. Horton Grand Theatre, 444 4th Street, San Diego. $24-$48.

Living and Trekkingin Nepal

Leucadia resident Ron Ranson has been an advocate for Nepal since he was a high school and college teacher there in the mid 1960s. He will present an overview of living in the remote region, take us on a couple of treks in this spectacular country and screen a segment from his latest film, “Prayer Flags of Nepal.” (LIFE Club San Elijo)

Friday, March 18, 1-3 p.m. San Elijo Campus of MiraCosta College, room 201, 3333 Manchester Ave, Cardiff. Free.

Guys and Dolls

Ovation Theatre (formally North County School of the Arts) is proud to present the smash Broadway hit, considered by critics to be the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls involves the unlikeliest of Manhattan pairings: a high-rolling gambler and a puritanical missionary, a showgirl dreaming of the straight-and-narrow and a crap game manager.

Fri., Sat., Sun., March 18-20, 7 p.m., 2 p.m., Avo Playhouse, 303 Main Street, Vista.

Music By The Sea: Ines Thomé, guitar, YuEun Kim, violin

Cinematic Scenes. The duo, from Germany and Korea, met at USC where Ines studies with William Kanengeiser, and YuEun, winner of the 2015 USC Concerto Competition, studies with famed violinist Midori. They will perform music inspired by the cinema by Paganini, Morricone, De Falla, Myers and Piazzolla. (Encinitas Arts Division)

Friday, March 18, 7:30 p.m. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. $13.

Spring Planting Jubilee and Tomato Sale

A plant lover’s dream with a wide variety of herbs, spring plants, bromeliads, garden art and implements, and tomatoes. Locally-sourced and grown by Coastal Roots Farm. Great food, educational workshops, petting zoo, crafts, and music from Bob Ballentine.

Sat. and Sun, March 19-20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Dr. Free with paid admission/membership.

A Day of Mindfulness

Join Encinitas Mindfulness Community and Mindfulness teacher Diana Shimkus, LCSW for a day of guided sitting and walking meditation practices. All are welcome, no previous meditation experience required. Stay all day or until lunch.

Saturday, March 19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Questhaven Retreat Center, San Marcos. Suggested donation $25. RSVP:

This Week at San Elijo Lagoon

•Coastal Sage Scrub Restoration Event. Get dirty in the fun of community habitat restoration with Lagoon Platoon. San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy biologists will guide teams in the planting of native species. Refreshments and nature tour are provided. Ages 13+. Saturday, March 19, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. San Elijo Lagoon Free.

•Spring EGG-ucation Family Discovery Weekend. Families can crack open clues to the secret lives of egg-laying animals at San Elijo Lagoon. Guests will be treated to egg-themed arts and crafts, face painting, and nature hikes for all ages. Saturday and Sunday, March 19-20, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center, 2710 Manchester Ave. Free.

6th Annual San Diego Storytelling Festival

Featuring multiple professional and community storytellers for pre-school, children, families and adults. Participate in workshops and an “open mic” event. Featuring Veterans and Olympic athletes. Food Truck and opportunity drawings. (Storyteller’s of San Diego, Friends of the Encinitas Library)

Saturday, March 19, 10am-6pm. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. 760-753-7376.

Families Make History: Musical Instruments

Early pioneers and settlers didn’t have much to work with, so they may have made their own musical instruments out of materials found at home. This month, kids will learn how to make a harmonica, banjo and maracas. For ages 4+.

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

La Paloma Winter Poetry Slam

Celebrating 18 years of poetry in Encinitas. Hear outstanding local poets compete for cash prizes. Poets: be prepared to recite three original poems.(Full Moon Poets, Encinitas 101 MainStreet)

Saturday, March 19, 6 p.m. (5 p.m. sign up for poets, 5:45 p.m. doors open). La Paloma Theater, 471 S. Coast Hwy 101. Free. Danny Salzhandler, 760-944-6027.

Teen Dance: Flash Back to the ‘90s

DJ Jaime will spin cool dance tunes. Dress up in your favorite 90s outfit. Enjoy snacks, drinks, prizes and more. Sign up in advance at the front desk. For grades 6-12.

Saturday, March 19, 7-9 p.m. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. 760-753-7376.

Demos, Dialogue and Art: Mara Carrico and Julie Bubar

Yoga and Animal Art. Mixed Media. We will begin with yoga and then create art. Bring a yoga mat and wear comfy clothes for this unique session. Also bring acrylic paint, 3 small paint brushes, 3 animal images, a hammer and scissors.

Sunday, March 20, 2-4 p.m. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. $10. Registration required, RSVP to Julie Bubar, 760-942-3636.

Cabaret Caccia: Songs for the Cabaret

Featuring the music of Benjamin Britten, Arnold Schoenberg, Hanns Eisler and William Bolcom. With four exceptional artists: Michael Blinco, baritone, Priti Gandhi, soprano, Walter DuMollo, bass and Jennifer Wu, soprano. Enjoy complimentary wine, candlelight, chocolates and table seating.

Sunday, March 20, 7 p.m. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. $25, $20, at the door.

La Paloma Theatre

Now Showing: The Lady In The Van, Hail Caesar,Rocky Horror Picture Show

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

Broadway actor presents “Clarence Darrow Tonight’

Broadway’s Laurence Luckinbill brings his one-man show, “Clarence Darrow Tonight,” for two nights to the North Coast Repertory Theatre on March 21 and March 22 at 7:30 p.m.

To order tickets, visit the website at, or call the box office, 858-481-1055.

North Coast Repertory Theatre is located at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075.

Chocolate Festival coming to Maritime Museum April 3

The history of chocolate and how it came to our country is an interesting tale of seafaring travels. Sponsored by Mars North America, the Maritime Museum of San Diego will be having its 5th annual Chocolate Festival April 3.

Prices for adults are $17 and $9 for children. Tickets are available at or 619-234-9153 ext 101. The museum is located at 1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, 92101.

Beatles tribute to run March 29-April 3

Broadway/San Diego invites you to experience an all new show when the internationally-”acclaimed Beatles concert, “RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles,” returns to San Diego to thrill audiences once again “but this time with new songs and high definition imagery. Tickets are on sale now for the March 29-April 3 engagement at the historic Balboa Theatre, that, for the first time ever, will be taking fan requests to be played each night in at the show. Tickets are on sale at or 619-570-1100.