What’s happening this weekend in Encinitas
•LIFE Discussion: Gardens, Farms and People of Cuba; Friday, Jan. 30, 1-3 p.m. Room 201, San Elijo Campus, MiraCosta College, 3333 Manchester Ave, Cardiff, 92007. Free. Info
Julian Duval, President of San Diego Botanic Garden, and Sally Foster, retired Dean, will share pictures and tales from their recent trip to Cuba. (LIFE club, San Elijo)
•Tibetan Bowl and Gong Concert; Friday, Jan. 30, 6-7 p.m. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas, 92024. Tickets: $5 (donation at the door) Events/Info (760) 943-1950.
Wellness Week’s final evening features a special concert by Diane Mandle of Sound Energy Healing. A suggested donation of $5 will benefit Healthy Day Partners. Bring mats for the floor. (Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association)
•Book Nook Sale; Saturday, Jan. 31, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cardiff Library, 2081 Newcastle Avenue, Cardiff, 92007. Info (760) 753-4027
Patrons will be able to fill a large paper grocery bag with books from selected tables for $3, or buy individual books for 25 cents each. All proceeds go to support library programs. (Friends of the Cardiff Library)
•Families Making History Together: Soap Making; Every Saturday and Sunday, noon-4 p.m. San Dieguito Heritage Museum, 450 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas, 92024. Free. Info (760) 632-9711
Every weekend, enjoy fun activities that revolve around a historical theme. In January, get ready for spring cleaning by making your own soap. Before modern conveniences, homesteaders had to make their own soap out of animal fat, wood ashes, and water over a large kettle. Make your own modern day glycerin soap!
•L101 After Hour Session: Ascent Trio & Rana Tabrizi; Saturday, Jan. 31, 7-9 p.m. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas, 92024. Tickets: $10 or $12, $11 seniors/students
Join us for a night of contemporary jazz featuring original compositions and fresh takes on traditional jazz repertoire. The Ascent Trio features Tonga Ross-Ma’u (piano), Andrew Michel (bass), Charlie Weller (drums) and guest vocalist Rana Tabrizi. Enjoy these intimate concerts with zero distractions and light refreshments.
•Thriving Gluten-Free Workshop: Tips from the Experts; Saturday, Jan. 31, 1-4:30 p.m. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas, 92024. Cost: $10/adult, $5/child
Following a strict gluten-free diet is complex. Accelerate your learning curve with Melinda Dennis, Nutrition Coordinator from a Harvard Celiac Center, a gastroenterologist/researcher from Pittsburgh, and two area specialty dietitians. Separate talk for kids 8-12. Cooking tips discussed and gluten-free treats available.
•First Sunday Series: Chris Klich Jazz Quintet; Sunday, Feb. 1, 2 p.m. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas, 92024. Free.
The quintet performs a broad spectrum of music from the jazz idiom classic jazz standards as well as music from modern jazz fusion artists. (Friends of the Encinitas Library)
•La Paloma Theatre; Tickets: $9, $7. 471 S. Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, 92024. Show times call 760-436-SHOW (7469)
Now Showing: “Birdman,” “Awake: The Life of Yoganda,” and Friday midnight movie “Rocky Horror Picture Show”