What’s going on around Encinitas this weekend and beyond


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

• Children’s Art Workshop, 3-4 p.m. Mondays, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Call 760-753-7376.

Local eco-artist and teacher Spramani Elaun will naturally guide kids through art classes using different media (paint, clay, etc.) on the patio. Kids need to wear clothes that are OK to get a little messy. For ages 12 and under. Sign up at the Information Desk.

• Healing Arts Class and Support Group, 2:30-4 p.m. every first and third Monday, Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas. Free. To reserve, email Nancy Coleman or call 760-633-7417.

Open to people recovering from brain injuries and/or neurological challenges. Enjoy self-expression through art, increase skills, improve eye/hand coordination and enjoy the warmth and support of healing arts facilitator Kathy Harvey. Supplies provided.

• Art Out Loud, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, April 11, Lux Art Institute, 1578 S. El Camino Real, Encinitas. Cost: $10 (members), $20 (non-members).

Experience a guided walk through the exhibition of artist-in-residence Ebony G. Patterson, followed by a hands-on art project inspired by her work. Ages 6-8.

• Slow Art Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 11, Lux Art Institute, 1578 S. El Camino Real, Encinitas. Cost: $15 (members), $20 (nonmembers).

Enjoy a mindful practice followed by a deep-looking experience led by liaison Susanne Knuttila. Spend an hour investigating the subtleties and details of a single piece by artist-in-residence Ebony G. Patterson. Bring a sack lunch to enjoy during the follow-up discussion. Ages 18-plus.

• Foreign Film: “The Class,” 1-3 p.m. Friday, April 10, San Elijo Campus, MiraCosta College, 3333 Manchester Ave., Room 204, Cardiff. Free; parking $1. Email

Teacher François Marin begins the new term at a tough inner-city school in Paris, taking on a class comprised of a melting pot of modern-day French society. Directed by Laurent Cantet (France, 2008, 130 min., NR). French w/English subtitles.

• Park Dale Players: “Video Victim!” 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 10-11, Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary School, 8000 Calle Acervo, Carlsbad. Donation: $4. Info:

Don’t miss this funny and touching musical where a boy is sucked into his own video game computer to face Big Mama and all her video villains!

• Concert: Quartet Nouveau, 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 10, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Tickets: $10. Info:

Kimberly Hain, violin, Batya MacAdam-Somer, violin, Annabelle Terbetski, viola, and Elizabeth Brown, cello, are one of the finest young string quartets in San Diego, known for their fresh approach to classical repertoire. They will perform “Two Pieces for String Quartet” by Aaron Copland, and String Quartet No. 15, Op. 132, by Beethoven.

• Wildlife Walk in San Elijo Lagoon, 9-11 a.m. Saturday, April 11, Rios Avenue Trail in San Elijo Lagoon. Free. Info:

Blue-eyed grass, lupine and California sunflower splash the hillsides with color in spring. See Cormorants on the power poles at the inlet, Osprey, waterfowl, and the rare Clapper Rail. This is San Elijo Lagoon’s south side, featuring riparian woodlands and coastal sage scrub, with intimate views of the salt marsh. (San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy)

• Ornate Pine Needle Basket Weaving, 10n a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 11, Nadine Spier Studio, Olivenhain (address provided upon registration). Cost: $50, material fee: $32 (optional). Call 760-944-9369.

In this one-day workshop, students learn how to coil a beautiful basket from fallen pine needles, using Irish waxed linen thread to stitch, and a polished stone as an ornate center. What a wonderfully creative way to recycle from the environment!

• Hutchins Consort Concert: “Animals,” 11 a.m. Saturday, April 11, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Info:

A family concert celebrating furry, feathered and finned friends with music by Vivaldi, Saint-Saens, Mussorgsky and others.

• ArtFest, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 11-12, San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Free with paid admission /membership. Info:

A delightful combination of a fine art exhibit with Asian art and art demonstrations. A Quick Draw competition for youths and adults will take place from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. The Garden’s juried Fine Art Show features more than 20 artists showing and selling their works including sculptors, painters, glass artists, potters, as well as gourd and fiber artists.

• La Paloma Theatre, 471 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas. Tickets: $9, $7. Call 760-436-SHOW (7469).

“Still Alice,” “American Sniper,” Friday Midnight Movie, “Rocky Horror Picture Show.”