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

• Class: Silverpoint Drawing, 10a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, May 4, Lux Art Institute, 1578 S. El Camino Real. Cost: $125, $150. Ages 18-plus. Visit

Visiting artist Vicki Walsh will guide participants in exploring the process of silverpoint, demonstrating contemporary applications of this traditional drawing technique.

• Blue Star Museum Program, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Friday, May 1 through Labor Day, Sept. 7, San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. Visit

Free admission for National Guard and Reserve members of the U.S. military and their families (card carrier plus five immediate family members). The garden’s way of saying “thank you” to the brave men and women of the U.S. military.

• Music Side by Side Chamber Music Program, Friday, May 1 to Saturday, May 16. To apply, or for info, visit!home/c1h71.

The Neave Trio will offer a free, week-long coaching/lessons/training program in Encinitas for established musicians of all ages and abilities who are interested in performing chamber music. Participants will rehearse and perform alongside Neave Trio professional musicians Anna Williams, violin, Mikhail Veselov, cello, and Toni James, piano. Made possible by the City of Encinitas and Mizel Family Foundation Community Grant Program.

• “Sustainable Agriculture, Urban Farming and Food Justice,” 1-3 p.m. Friday, May 1, San Elijo Campus, MiraCosta College, 3333 Manchester Ave., room 201, Cardiff. Free; parking $1. Email for info.

Jim Farley, CEO and president of the Leichtag Foundation and Mim Michelove, co-president of Healthy Day Partners, will discuss the possibilities of what we can do to begin the shift towards directly connecting residents to their food source.

• Auditions for “Into the Woods,” 4-9 p.m. Friday, May 1, Village Park Recreation Center No. 2, 2080 Mountain Vista Drive, Encinitas. Call 760-487-8568.

North County School of the Arts is seeking strong actors, singers and dancers, ages 12-18. Casting will be based on auditions and the callback process. (Callbacks noon-4 p.m. Sunday, May 3.)

• Garden Friendly Plant Fair and Sale, 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 2, Home Depot, 1001 El Camino Real. Free. Info:

Enjoy discounts on climate-appropriate plants, children’s activities and vendor displays, low water-use plants, free raffle prizes and gardening advice by local experts.

• Unique Driftwood Garden Art Design, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 2, San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Members: $40, nonmembers $48. Info:

Select a personal piece of driftwood as a base to hold your own unique design of succulents. You only need a pair of clippers to create this inspirational, artistic addition to your garden.

• Families Making History Together: Peanut Butter Bird Feeders. 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 fun activities that revolve around a historical theme. This month’s project is peanut butter bird feeders. Fly on over to the museum to learn more about the area’s birds and spend time together as a family.

• Ballet: “Don Quixote,” 2 p.m. May 2, La Costa Canyon High School Theater, 1 Maverick Way, Carlsbad. Cost: $25, $20. Tickets/info: 760-632-4947.

North County theater-lovers are in for a royal treat with Encinitas Ballet’s enchanting production of “Don Quixote,” full of Spanish flair, comedy and romance. Lavish, full-length production with a large cast, resplendent costuming and gorgeous sets captivating spirit of 17th-century Spain.

• Baroque Soloists: The Italians, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Cost: $20, $10, at the door. Call 619-494-0415.

San Diego’s hottest new early-music ensemble performs music from the rock stars of baroque Italy, including Vivaldi, Corelli, Albinoni and friends. Violinists Pierre Joubert and Healy Henderson, cellist Alex Greenbaum, and harpsichordist Alison Luedecke.

• Attracting Barn Owls to Your Home and Garden: 4-5 p.m. Sunday, May 3, Solana Center for Environmental Innovation, 137 N. El Camino Real, $20. Info/Register:

Learn about barn owls: their biology, range and diet, barn owl-human relations, barn owl nesting boxes and natural pest control. The workshop will be taught by Tom Stephan, experienced falconer and owner of Barn Owl Boxes.

• What’s the Buzz? Family Fun Day, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 3, San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center, 2710 Manchester Ave., Cardiff. Free. Info:

Flowers are blooming. Bugs are buzzing over springtime. Discover why flowers and pollinators need each other. In honor of Mother’s Day, kids will make a special craft for Mom.

• Battle of the Bands, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, May 3, Seaweed and Gravel, 1144 N. Coast Highway 101. Free. Info:

The stage is set for young musicians of Encinitas to compete for radical prizes and a spot at this year’s Summer Fun on the 101: Leucadia’s Music Festival. Bring a beach chair or blanket.

• First Sunday Music Series: Gilbert Castellanos Latin Quartet, 2 p.m. Sunday, May 3, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Call 760-753-7376.

Southern California trumpet virtuoso Gilbert Castellanos is skilled with impressive dexterity and control, his clarity of expression moves listeners on a deeply emotional level. He has established himself as one of the nation’s most inventive improvisers.

• Anglo Tango: Music of the British Isles and Latin America, 4 p.m. Sunday, May 3, St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, 6628 Santa Isabel St., Carlsbad. Cost $15, $8. Info:

Sorelle, the new chamber chorus of the North Coast Singers, will perform Gustav Holst’s “Seven Part Songs for Female Voices and Strings,” featuring The Hutchins Consort, and many other works for strings and voices.

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

“The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” “The Wrecking Crew,” Friday Midnight Movie, “Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

• JFS Coastal Club, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester Ave., Cardiff. Activities free, lunch: $7. Reserve for lunch by noon Monday, May 4, to 858-674-1123. Visit

Seniors 60-plus, choose from several different activities, including a film at 1 p.m. Call for program.

• Tuesday Movie, 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. County libraries can’t publicize titles of free screenings; for info, call 760-753-7376, ext. 03.

Call for program.

• Wednesdays@Noon: noon Wednesday, May 6, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Visit, call 760-633-2746.

Call to find out the scheduled concert performer.